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0-2, 6th in ACC - Atlantic

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State has played two good defenses and lost starting quarterback Deondre Francois. But these numbers are decidedly un-Florida State-like through two games: 72 yards rushing per game; 14 points per game and 316 yards per game – all last in the ACC.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

FSU associate AD Rob Wilson says the school will consider a makeup game against ULM on ACCCG weekend, if the Seminoles do not win the Atlantic. "We have been in contact with ULM, and we continue to explore options," Wilson said. "Currently that would be our only possible date if we were to make up the game this year. " FSU has started 0-2, and with games left against Wake (4-0), Clemson (4-0), Louisville (3-1), Miami (2-0) and Florida (2-1) among others, finding a way to reschedule the ULM game canceled due to Hurricane Irma could be necessary for bowl eligibility purposes.

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FSU out of AP Top 25 for first time since 2011

For the first time this season, No. 7 Georgia and No. 9 TCU jumped into the top 10 of the AP college football poll. Florida State dropped all the way out of the rankings for the first time since 2011 after starting 0-2.

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Wolfpack lead the way among unlikely winners

By FPI's measure, NC State's win over Florida State was the biggest upset of Week 4, with New Mexico topping Tulsa close behind. Arizona State (over Oregon) and Virginia (over Boise State) round out the top four.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bradley Chubb apologized through the football program's Twitter account for spitting at midfield after the Florida State win. "I let my emotions get the best of me. I have the utmost respect for Coach (Jimbo) Fisher and Florida State."

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NC State DE spits on FSU (0-2) logo, apologizes

NC State State DE Bradley Chubb was shown spitting on FSU's midfield logo after the Wolfpack's win Saturday, but he said it wasn't intentional and apologized.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb after video showed him spitting on the Florida State midfield logo after the game: "I don't remember doing that. I always spit when I'm playing football. It wasn't intentional at all."


Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State safety Derwin James said he needs to do better.

NC State beats Florida State in wire-to-wire upset (1:08)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimbo Fisher says he has to do a better job coaching.


Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said there's no panic in his team after an 0-2 start.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Florida State last started 0-2 in 1989 with losses to Southern Miss (QB: Brett Favre) & Clemson. Noles fell out of AP poll, won 10 straight, finished No. 3 & didn't leave AP poll again until 2001.

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

No team has fallen faster than Florida State this season. From No. 3 in the AP preseason poll to 0-2 and out of the College Football Playoff discussion, the No. 12 Seminoles likely won't even be ranked this week. Much of it, like the injury to starting quarterback Deondre Francois and the 21-day layoff because of Hurricane Irma, was out of their control. FSU was outplayed up front against NC State, though, and the Noles were inept in the red zone. Remember, Oklahoma started 0-2 last year and ran the table to win the Big 12, but it wasn't enough. FSU is in even deeper because it lost to an (unranked) Atlantic Division opponent at home.

NC State player spits on Florida State logo (0:16)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

James Blackman was hardly awful in his first start for Florida State, but the Seminoles looked downright bad around him, rushing for just 104 yards, going 4-of-14 on third down, getting flagged for 11 penalties, turning the ball over in the red zone and turning 8 trips into NC State territory into just one TD.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Jaylen Samuels had 18 touches for N.C. State & produced a rush TD, a receiving TD, & a pass for a 1st down. Nyheim Hines ran for 94 yards & moved the chains three times in the 4th quarter.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Many believed the Florida State defense would set the tone with a true freshman starting at quarterback. But NC State converted every crucial third down in the fourth quarter. It's a stark difference to the reputation that has preceded the Wolfpack, because of the many close losses they've had thanks to fourth-quarter mistakes.

Doeren: "We expected to win" (0:52)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Doeren got the signature win he has been searching for at NC State, after so many tough losses over the last several years. His team owned the line of scrimmage, and All-American defensive end Bradley Chubb was the best player on the field.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

James Blackman ended up throwing for nearly 300 yards in his first start for Florida State, but an inability to score in the red zone and an inconsistent run game hurt the Seminoles, off to their first 0-2 start since 1989.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State has now had seven trips to the NC State red zone and scored just one touchdown. You can bet red-zone offense will be a major emphasis in practice this week.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

NC State has made the plays when it absolutely needed to and just imposed its will on a Florida State defense many expected would take charge with uncertainty on offense. Its offensive line just did what it wanted on that drive.

Team Stats

Passing Yards244.061st
Rushing Yards72.0126th
Points For14.0125th
Points Against25.568th

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