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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Football Falls at NC State, Soccer Advances to ACC Championship

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It was another disappointing week for Florida State football.

The Seminoles were handled on Saturday by NC State in Raleigh, 38-22. FSU never led in the contest and fell behind 21-3 at halftime before a couple of late scores.

NC State quarterback and FSU transfer Bailey Hockman was solid with 265 yards passing and three touchdowns against his former team. Wide receiver Thayer Thomas led the Wolfpack with 10 catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns.

The Seminoles trailed by as many as 26, but got a couple of late touchdown passes from freshman quarterback Chubba Purdy, who was making his first career start. Purdy found Ontaria Wilson and Warren Thompson for scores during a 181-yard night. Jashuan Corbin led FSU with 77 yards rushing and a touchdown in the loss.

Florida State soccer is in the ACC Championship for the seventh time in 10 years. (FSU athletics)

For the seventh time in 10 years, Florida State soccer will play for the ACC Championship.

The top-seeded Seminoles advanced with shutouts of Notre Dame and Duke to open the ACC Tournament. FSU topped Notre Dame 2-0 on Tuesday before blasting Duke on Friday night, 4-0.

FSU will now move on to face North Carolina. It will be the second ACC Championship meeting between the teams in three years. The Seminoles won 3-2 two years ago.

The teams will meet on Sunday in Cary, North Carolina at 12 p.m. ET. The contest will air live on ESPNU.


Record: 2-6 (1-6 ACC)
Ranking: None
Past Week: (0-1), lost to NC State on Saturday, 38-22
Upcoming: vs. Clemson (Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Weekly Commitments: None
2021 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 21 nationally, fourth in ACC (16 total commitments)*
Big Picture: Florida State’s disappointing season continued on Saturday night with a loss at NC State. With the defeat, FSU is guaranteed a third straight losing season.


Record: 10-0 (8-0 ACC)
Ranking: No. 2 United Soccer Coaches, No. 1 seed ACC Tournament
Past Week: (2-0), defeated No. 8 Notre Dame 2-0 on Tuesday (ACC Tournament quarterfinals), beat No. 5 Duke 4-0 on Friday (ACC Tournament semifinals).
Upcoming: vs. North Carolina (Sunday, ACC Championship)
Recognitions: Mark Krikorian (ACC Coach of the Year); Malia Berkely, D (ACC Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-ACC); Jaelin Howell, M (ACC Midfielder of the Year, first-team All-ACC); Yujie Zhao, M (first-team All-ACC); Emily Madril, D (second-team All-ACC); Clara Robbins, M (second-team All-ACC); Cristina Roque, GK (second-team All-ACC, ACC All-Freshman); Jenna Nighswonger, M (third-team All-ACC); Jody Brown, F (ACC All-Freshman); Kaitlyn Zipay, F (ACC All-Freshman)
Big Picture: FSU will play for a seventh ACC soccer title in 10 years on Sunday against No. 2 seed North Carolina.

Swimming and Diving

Record: Men 2-0; Women 1-1
Ranking: Men No. 18 CSCAA
Past Week: Men beat TCU 201.5-97.5 on Saturday; Women beat TCU 212-88 on Friday
Upcoming: Georgia Invite (Wednesday through Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Florida State got the clean sweep over TCU over the weekend. The men remained undefeated while the FSU women picked up their first win of the year.

*247Sports Composite rankings

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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