Refresh
Page last updated on Tue Mar 31 12:53:16 EDT 2015
RECAP
11/09/2013 5:25 PM EST
Winston, defense lead No. 3 FSU past Wake, 59-3
FLORIDA ST 59, WAKE FOREST 3

By JOEDY McCREARY
AP Sports Writer

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- No. 3 Florida State finally
discovered a defense that can cool off Jameis Winston and the
Seminoles' high-powered offense.

Its own.

Florida State tied a school record with six interceptions,
returned turnovers for touchdowns on consecutive plays and gave
the offense short fields throughout a 59-3 rout of Wake Forest
on Saturday that clinched a spot in the Atlantic Coast
Conference title game.

Nate Andrews took an interception 56 yards for a touchdown one
play before Jalen Ramsey returned a fumble 23 yards for another
score, keeping the yardage down but pumping the point total way
up.

"For us to be a great team, both (offense and defense) have got
to be clicking," Winston said. "When they're getting turnovers
and scoring touchdowns just like that, sometimes it is hard (to
stay in a rhythm) but obviously, I've got to do a better job of
commanding the team and leading us."

The Seminoles (9-0, 7-0) claimed the inside track to a BCS title
game berth with No. 2 Oregon's loss Thursday. They kept firm
grasp of it by forcing seven turnovers and breaking the stadium
record of 56 points they set in 1994.

"Everything's falling into place now," defensive end Mario
Edwards Jr. said, "like (coach Jimbo Fisher) said it would."

Winston threw two touchdown passes while leading an offense that
gained just 296 total yards - well off its ACC-leading average
of 549.

Fisher said the offense "on the day did not play as well" but
that was largely because the defense and special teams put up
the points and regularly gave the Seminoles short fields.

Florida State held Wake Forest (4-6, 2-5) to 166 total yards and
turned those turnovers into five TDs and a field goal.

Winston was 17 of 28 for 159 yards in two-plus quarters with an
18-yard TD to Kelvin Benjamin and a 2-yarder to Chad Abram that
made it 42-0 at halftime.

James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman had early scoring runs 50
seconds apart. The Seminoles, 35-point favorites, scored their
first three touchdowns in a 5:05 span of the first quarter.

Chad Hedlund's 23-yard field goal with 9:07 left helped the
Demon Deacons avoid being shut out for the second straight week
and for the third time in four meetings with Florida State.

Kermit Whitfield returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for the
TD that gave the Seminoles the BB&T Field scoring record.

Wake Forest's first two quarterbacks, Tanner Price and Tyler
Cameron, combined for six completions and 66 yards passing.

Price threw three interceptions on four attempts before he was
pulled. The first two were returned into the red zone and
Andrews took the third back for a score.

"Today," coach Jim Grobe said, "was just a comedy of errors."

In matching the team record of six interceptions set against
Louisville in 1991, Florida State proved there was no Hurricane
hangover for these Seminoles after routing rival Miami 41-14
last week.

Now the challenge the rest of the way might be to avoid boredom:
Boston College is the only team to either hang within 14 points
of the Seminoles or score more than 17 points against them.
Nobody has held them to fewer than 41 points, either.

None of their final four opponents entered this week with a
winning record.

"If they ever believe in our system, if they ever believe in
eliminating the clutter," Fisher said, "then now is the time."

They're headed to the ACC title game for the third time in four
years and had little trouble claiming the voter-impressing
blowout that kept them in the thick of the national championship
race.

After they went 80 yards in 13 plays on their first drive -
capped by Wilder's 5-yard touchdown run that made it 7-0 - the
Seminoles ran only four offensive plays while stretching their
lead to 35-0.

The Demon Deacons helped them out by giving them short fields
with turnovers on four consecutive possessions.

"We were down 35-0, maybe, and I don't think the defense had
hardly been on the field," Grobe said.

That included a remarkable effort by Edwards, who somehow pulled
in the second interception of Price while being bear-hugged by
Wake Forest offensive tackle Josh T. Harris.

Winston found Benjamin over the middle for a touchdown two plays
later, and the defensive scores came quickly after that.

"We start stopping the offense and turning the ball over, it
gives you momentum and it kills their momentum and makes them
not want to play anymore," Edwards said.

Wake Forest, which didn't advance deeper than the Syracuse 42 in
a 13-0 defeat last week and lost go-to receiver Michael
Campanaro to a broken collarbone, didn't get past the Florida
State 44 until the fourth quarter.

---

Follow Joedy McCreary on Twitter at http://twitter.com/joedyap

TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Temple
2
Stanford
3
Los Angeles Clippers
4
Golden State Warriors
5
Miami Florida
03/31/2015
ATP - Miami, USAMANNARINO, A vs. THIEM, D07:50 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USABERDYCH, T vs. MONFILS, G08:00 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USAMONACO, J vs. VERDASCO, F09:10 AM PST
WTA - Miami, USAPETKOVIC, A vs. PLISKOVA, K10:00 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USAANDERSON, K vs. MURRAY, A11:15 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USASIMON, G vs. FERRER, D11:30 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USADJOKOVIC, N vs. DOLGOPOLOV, A12:35 PM PST
ATP - Miami, USANISHIKORI, K vs. GOFFIN, D2:00 PM PST
College BasketballMiami Florida vs Temple4:00 PM PST
College BasketballTennessee Martin vs Evansville4:00 PM PST
NHLPanthers at Bruins4:00 PM PST
NHLHurricanes at Capitals4:00 PM PST
NHLDevils at Blue Jackets4:00 PM PST
NHLLightning at Maple Leafs4:30 PM PST
NHLSenators at Red Wings4:30 PM PST
WTA - Miami, USASUAREZ NAV., C vs. WILLIAMS, V4:30 PM PST
NBAPacers vs Nets4:35 PM PST
NBAHawks vs Pistons4:35 PM PST
NHLCanucks at Predators5:00 PM PST
NHLRangers at Jets5:00 PM PST
NBASpurs vs Heat5:05 PM PST
College BasketballNJIT vs Northern Arizona6:00 PM PST
ATP - Miami, USAISNER, J vs. RAONIC, M6:00 PM PST
College BasketballStanford vs Old Dominion6:25 PM PST
NBAWarriors vs Clippers7:35 PM PST
04/01/2015
NBAPistons vs Hornets4:05 PM PST
NBASpurs vs Magic4:05 PM PST
NBA76ers vs Wizards4:05 PM PST
NHLMaple Leafs at Sabres4:30 PM PST
NBAPacers vs Celtics4:35 PM PST
NBANets vs Knicks4:35 PM PST
College BasketballLoyola Chicago vs UL - Monroe5:00 PM PST
NHLFlyers at Penguins5:00 PM PST
NBAKings vs Rockets5:05 PM PST
NBABulls vs Bucks5:05 PM PST
NBARaptors vs Timberwolves5:05 PM PST
NBAMavericks vs Thunder5:05 PM PST
NBANuggets vs Jazz6:05 PM PST
NHLOilers at Ducks7:00 PM PST
NBAClippers vs Trail Blazers7:05 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Sharks7:30 PM PST
NBAPelicans vs Lakers7:35 PM PST
04/02/2015
NHLIslanders at Blue Jackets4:00 PM PST
NHLCapitals at Canadiens4:30 PM PST
NHLLightning at Senators4:30 PM PST
NHLBruins at Red Wings4:30 PM PST
NHLHurricanes at Panthers4:30 PM PST
NHLFlames at Blues5:00 PM PST
NHLRangers at Wild5:00 PM PST
NHLCanucks at Blackhawks5:30 PM PST
NHLOilers at Kings7:30 PM PST
04/03/2015
NHLBlackhawks at Sabres4:00 PM PST
NHLCanadiens at Devils4:00 PM PST
NHLBlues at Stars5:30 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Ducks7:00 PM PST
NHLCoyotes at Sharks7:00 PM PST
04/04/2015
UFCL Murphy vs L Carmouche08:00 AM PST
UFCA Yakovlev vs G Maynard08:00 AM PST
UFCT Johnson vs S Abdurahimov08:00 AM PST
UFCJ Jones vs R Stallings08:00 AM PST
UFCR Lamas vs C Mendes10:00 AM PST
UFCA Iaquinta vs J Masvidal10:00 AM PST
UFCM Clarke vs M Chiesa10:00 AM PST
UFCM Dudieva vs J Pena10:00 AM PST
UFCR Peralta vs C Guida10:00 AM PST
UFCD Ferreira vs D Poirier10:00 AM PST
NHLFlyers at Hurricanes10:00 AM PST
NHLPenguins at Blue Jackets11:00 AM PST
NHLCanucks at Jets12:00 PM PST
College BasketballMichigan State vs Duke3:05 PM PST
NHLLightning at Panthers4:00 PM PST
NHLSabres at Islanders4:00 PM PST
NHLDevils at Rangers4:00 PM PST
NHLWings at Wild4:00 PM PST
NHLMaple Leafs at Bruins4:00 PM PST
NHLCapitals at Senators4:00 PM PST
NHLStarts at Predators5:00 PM PST
College BasketballWisconsin vs Kentucky5:45 PM PST
NHLSharks at Coyotes6:00 PM PST
NHLFlames at Oilers7:00 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Kings7:00 PM PST