Defense leads top-ranked Seminoles over Wake Forest

Tallahassee, FL ( – Jameis Winston threw for 297 yards and
accounted for two touchdowns, and No. 1 Florida State overcame another slow
start before rolling to a 43-3 victory over Wake Forest at Doak Campbell

After rallying from a 17-point first-quarter deficit to topple North Carolina
State a week ago, the Seminoles (5-0, 3-0 ACC) ripped off 40 unanswered points
to turn a game that was tied at 3-3 late in the opening half into an all-out

Florida State got contributions from all phases in its 21st consecutive win.
Winston threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Travis Rudolph and ran for a score,
Roberto Aguayo tied a school record by drilling five field goals and a
stifling defense forced three turnovers while limiting the Demon Deacons to
126 total yards.

Winston made good on 23-of-39 throws with an interception, while Mario Pender
rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown on just five carries.

John Wolford managed a mere 58 passing yards on a 9-of-15 completion rate and
was intercepted once for Wake Forest (2-4, 0-2) before being removed in the
second half. Dezmond Wortham ran for 68 yards on 12 attempts in the loss.