‘Wake Florida’ has plenty to prove to No. 23 FSU



WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Not many teams based outside of Florida have plucked more recruits from that state than Wake Forest. All those Floridians on the roster want nothing more than to show Florida State’s coaches what they missed.

The 23rd-ranked Seminoles hope their first victory in nearly a month comes Saturday when they visit a program once nicknamed “Wake Florida” because it regularly scours that state in search of players.

Wake Forest has 30 players from Florida on its team. Among non-Florida schools, only Troy and Western Kentucky have more.

The Seminoles (2-2, 0-1 ACC) are nearly two-touchdown favorites. Their only losses have come to two teams currently in the top 10.

Wake Forest (3-1, 2-0) is after the first 3-0 start to ACC play in school history.