However, the #North Carolina State Wolfpack spoiled the party with a 27-21 upset victory.
North Carolina State (3-1, 1-0 ACC), which entered as a 12-point underdog, never trailed. After the game, Chubb added insult to injury from his dominant performance by walking to the middle of the field and spitting on Florida State's logo. Following the game, Chubb, who's on a self-imposed social media hiatus during the season, issued an apology via the Pack Football twitter account.
"I honestly don't even remember doing that". It wasn't intentional at all.
"I felt like we were ready, we just didn't execute". "We had to call a couple of time outs that I thought were costly". But Fisher said it was all he could have hoped. "But there's an urgency". Going on the road is a different monster because some things can happen that are out of your control, so we have to do the best we can to prepare for that. And we've just got to line up and go play and don't hang your heads now.
Florida is now 0-2 with an 0-1 mark in the ACC. NC State moves to 3-1 with a 1-0 record in the league. "That's all we can control, and that's what the conversation's about".
After starting 1 of 4, Blackman connected on nine of his next 11 passes and finished 22 of 38 with 278 yards and no interceptions.
But once Blackman helped the FSU offense march into the red zone, the Seminoles were forced to settle for field goals instead of touchdowns. It didn't always work (Florida State finished with 10 tackles for loss)-but the Wolfpack did find some big plays, including a 71-yard touchdown catch-and-run on which Jakobi Meyers left FSU star safety Derwin James swiping at air on a cutback en route to the end zone. The Tigers make their first trip to Lane Stadium since 2011.
"I'm proud of him", said junior running back Jacques Patrick. "If we can do that then I think we can improve our play". "That was a big turning point in the game". Fisher expects Tate to be back relatively quickly and didn't have a status update on Thomas.
Like Mayfield, Chubb quickly realized his actions would be interpreted as disrespectful to Florida State and its players.
Florida State has more to worry moving forward about than whether an opponent disrespected its logo.
A tough start to Florida State's football season became that much tougher on Saturday afternoon.
In a possession that symbolized Florida State's defensive woes, State's Hines gained 15 yards on third-and-seven sweep to the right and without any time outs remaining the 'Noles were helpless to stop the clock again. "But I have no doubt we're going to bounce back".