Fisher, Seminoles ready to begin ACC season

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher finds it hard to believe his team is a three-touchdown favorite in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener against Wake Forest.

The Demon Deacons (2-0) have narrow victories over Liberty and North Carolina, while the fifth-ranked Seminoles (2-0) own lopsided wins over lower-division opponents, including a bizarre weather-shortened 55-0 rout of Savannah State on Saturday.

Fisher could only shake his head in bemusement when told that odds makers installed the Seminoles as a 24-point favorite in their first real test of the season.

The Seminoles have won nine of their last 10 games since losing a 35-30 contest at Wake Forest a year ago. The Demon Deacons have been particularly tough for the Seminoles lately with wins in four of the last six games in the series.