Florida State recorded their first win of the season in dramatic fashion at Wake Forest.
True freshman James Blackman threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Auden Tate with 53 seconds to lift Florida State to a 26-19 win over Wake Forest on Saturday.
The win was the first of the year for the Seminoles, who had a 21-day layoff after Week 1 because of Hurricane Irma.
Plucky upstart Florida State just took the lead against undefeated Wake Forest with 53 seconds remaining.
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) September 30, 2017
As we all know, BB&T field is a notoriously tough place to play. Very similar to LSU at night. FSU back
— Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickASchmidt) September 30, 2017
Wake Forest did indeed donate a win to Florida State, let's salute their charity
— BUM CHILLIPS (@edsbs) September 30, 2017
Wake Forest jumped out to a 12-3 lead in the second quarter before a Jacques Patrick touchdown run and Rick Aguayo field goal gave Florida State a 13-12 lead at halftime.
Wake Forest took the lead early in the fourth quarter through a Matt Colburn seven-yard touchdown run. The road team bounced back with a 35-yard field goal from Aguayo to tie the game.
The Seminoles got the ball back with with 1:01 left in regulation and Blackman threw a strike to Tate on the first play of the drive.
That is an awesome job by Auden Tate with a shoulder separation. Blackman had all day to throw and threw a dime.
— Bud Elliott (@BudElliott3) September 30, 2017
Blackman completed 11 of 21 passes for 121 yards on the day.
Florida State returns home to face Miami next week. Things don’t get easier for Wake Forest as they travel to play Clemson on Saturday.