Kickoff from Doak Campbell Stadium is set for Saturday at high noon. Wake Forest has owned FSU the past two seasons, as they knocked off the Noles 24-21 last season at home, and handed them an embarrassing 30-0 defeat in their last visit to Tallahassee.
The Demon Deacons had a bye week this past weekend, but have opened up the season with a flurry. After pounding Baylor 41-13 on the opening weekend of the college football betting season, they returned home to take on Ole Miss in another non-conference showdown.
The game was a fight from the start, as neither team was ever ahead by more than a touchdown. After the Rebels took a 28-27 lead with 1:01 to go, QB Riley Skinner led the Deacs down the field, setting up K Sam Swank to boot the game-winning 41-yard field goal at the gun.
It was no consolation to Wake Forest bettors who laid the seven-points according to the closing NCAA odds. After a marginal ’07, Skinner has gotten off to a fantastic start this season, completing almost 75% of his passes to go along with five TD passes and no INT’s
This will be the final week of suspensions for several Florida State football players involved in an academic scandal at the end of last season. That’s been no issue so far for the Noles, who have romped Tennessee-Chattanooga and Western Carolina by a combined score of 115-7.
After three years of watching Drew Weatherford put up marginal numbers, the quarterback torch apparently has been passed to Christian Ponder, who has thrown for 380 yards and six touchdowns in the team’s first two victories. Weatherford has been relegated to the third-string quarterback in his senior season.
FSU is yet to have an on the board game, so they’re yet to compile a record against the closing NCAA lines for college football betting fans. The Seminoles currently sit as 4-point home favorites in this afternoon’s football betting affair.