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No. 2 Florida State looks to contain Louisville’s Lamar Jackson

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Florida State has its hands full going up against Louisville dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson, and that was before the second-ranked Seminoles lost one of their most versatile defensive players. Coach Jimbo Fisher said during Monday’s press conference that defensive back Derwin James was having surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. The injury occurred during the second half of last Saturday’s win over Charleston Southern . The 6-foot-3, 211-pound sophomore has emerged as one of the nation’s top…

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Florida State secondary a confident unit that will be “fine”

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Things are quieter without Jalen Ramsey patrolling the Florida State secondary. That doesn’t mean the unit doesn’t still have plenty of confidence without last season’s boisterous leader. Even with the loss of Ramsey, who is expected to be a top 10 pick in next month’s NFL draft, most of the secondary returns. Last season Florida State was 21st in the nation against the pass, allowing just 191.6 yards per game. “He was one of those guys who let you know…

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Wake Forest won the game on paper; FSU on the scoreboard

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Mark Twain is often credited with saying there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics. Under those criteria, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons beat Florida State on Saturday. The scoreboard, however, provided the truth. Florida State 24, Wake  Forest 16. Wake Forest had the Florida State defense on the field for 60 percent of the game. The Deacons held the ball for 36 minutes to 24 for the Seminoles. They ran 79 plays to 52 for FSU.…

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