Game notes on FSU vs. Wake Forest

Setting the stage for Florida State vs. Wake Forest this Thursday night.

Florida State will look to win its 5th straight game Thursday night. The last time FSU won five in a row was the start of the 2005 season when the Seminoles beat Miami, The Citadel, BC, Syracuse and ironically Wake Forest.

Bobby Bowden has never lost a game to the Demon Deacons in Winston Salem. In fact his only career loss to Wake came last season in the 30-0 Deac victory.

Florida State is looking to move above .500 in the ACC for the first time since opening the 2006 season at 1-0 with a win over Miami. The last time FSU had a winning conference record after three games was 2005 when Florida State started the season 3-0.

This group of Seminoles is definitely a second half team. Florida State has outscored its opponents 83-27 after half.

For the second time this season Florida State did not turn the ball over in a game. The last season in which FSU committed no turnovers in more than two games was 2002. Last season FSU turned the ball over in 12 of 13 games.

The Seminoles enter the Wake Forest game averaging nearly three sacks per game. A big increase from 2006 when FSU got to the QB on average just twice a game.

Wake Forest is the only team Xavier Lee will have started against twice in his career.

The Seminoles enter the Wake Forest game with the nation's 11th rated rushing defense allowing just 81.8 yards per game.

It is tough to score on FSU in 2007. The Seminoles rank ninth in the NCAA in scoring defense at 15.6 points allowed per game.

*Credit FSU Sports Information Department

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