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Fun Fact Friday: FSU Has Won Seven Straight Over Wake Forest

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Florida State will play a crucial ACC game on Saturday night as the Seminoles travel to Winston-Salem to take on Wake Forest.

The Demon Deacons come in as a slight favorite, but have had their trouble in recent years with FSU. The Seminoles will enter the contest having won seven straight over Wake Forest. That’s the longest streak for FSU over any ACC Atlantic division foe.

Wake Forest jumped to a 10-0 lead in last season’s contest in Tallahassee before the Seminoles stormed back with 38 straight points in a 38-17 victory. FSU quarterback Deondre Francois passed for 353 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Cam Akers rushed for 98 yards and two scores.

Prior to last season’s contest, the games between the schools had been relatively close in recent years. In FSU’s last trip to Winston-Salem two years ago, the Seminoles needed a long touchdown pass from James Blackman to Auden Tate in the final minute to pull out a 26-19 victory.

In 2015, Tyler Hunter had an interception for FSU in the end zone in the final minute to seal a 24-16 win in Winston-Salem. At Doak Campbell Stadium in 2016, FSU scored a season-low 17 points, but held off Wake Forest for a 17-6 victory.

During the first three wins of the winning streak from 2012-14, FSU held Wake Forest without a touchdown, outscoring the Demon Deacons, 154-6. While Wake Forest was held without a touchdown over those three years, FSU scored five non-offensive touchdowns.

Prior to FSU’s 7-game winning streak over Wake Forest, the Demon Deacons had won four of the previous six. The last win for Wake came in Winston-Salem in 2011 by a 35-30 score. In that contest, FSU committed five turnovers and more than 100 yards worth of penalties.

As was the case last season, FSU will head into Saturday’s contest with a record of 3-3. Wake Forest started the year with five straight wins and ascended to No. 19 in the AP Poll before losing to Louisville last week, 62-59.

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