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Seminoles earn first win with TD in final minute

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James Blackman shook off a struggle-filled day to connect with Auden Tate on a 40-yard touchdown throw with 53 seconds left, helping Florida State rally past Wake Forest 26-19 on Saturday for its first win. Blackman — the freshman pressed into a starting role due to injury earlier this year — had thrown for just 81 yards entering that final drive for the Seminoles (1-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). But after the FSU defense forced a three-and-out, Blackman was perfect…

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Wake Forest’s mini-dominance over FSU a distant memory

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Perhaps no ACC opponent best exemplified how far the Florida State football program had fallen than the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. From 2006-08, the Seminoles went 0-3 against Wake Forest. Two of those losses came at Doak Campbell Stadium, including a 30-0 shellacking in 2006 that sent the alumni and boosters into a frenzy. It was the first shutout at home in Bobby Bowden’s long career in Tallahassee. While giving Wake proper props, Florida State simply does not lose like…

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