The Florida State Seminoles flexed their muscle in their ACC opener on Friday night on the road at Boston College. The Seminoles pitched their first road shutout since 2003, and added a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the deal and remain undefeated.
Florida State’s ACC winning streak improved to 25 games in the process behind a defense that held the Eagles to 195 total yards. Boston College quarterback Darius Wade completed only 4-of-12 passes for 47 yards and an interception before exiting the game due to injury in the fourth quarter. Troy Flutie, Doug Flutie’s nephew, came in for relief but had the same lack of success when trying to make a late comeback.
The Seminoles offense has been a question mark for the entire season, and still didn’t answer many questions on Friday night, albeit that effort came against a strong Boston College defensive unit. Florida State had 217 total yards, with quarterback Everett Golson completing 15-of-24 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. Heisman Trophy candidate Dalvin Cook carried the ball 15 times for 54 yards, putting in one of his least effective performances of the season.
But the undefeated record remains, as Florida State continues its push to reach the College Football Playoff for the second straight season. After an off week, the Seminoles play on Saturday, October 3, in their second consecutive ACC road game, coming against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. On paper, it is one of the easiest conference games the Seminoles have on their schedule, as Wake Forest is really known for their football program.
According to TiqIQ.com, Florida State football tickets for their game against Wake Forest rank amongst their cheapest remaining on the season. With an average ticket price of $88.04 and a get-in price of $38, only games against North Carolina State, Syracuse and Chattanooga are cheaper. With it being one of the least expensive games, it’s a great chance to see a Seminoles road affair. Hipmunk.com has Greensboro flights to put fans about a half-four drive away from the Wake Forest campus, while hotels in Greensboro start from $46 to complete the trip.
After the game against Wake Forest, Florida State gets into the teeth of their ACC schedule by facing Miami (FL), Louisville and Georgia Tech on the road in a three-game stretch. After a breather against Syracuse, the Seminoles face their most difficult opponent within their conference schedule, the ACC preseason-favorite Clemson Tigers.