Blackman debut spoiled by Wolfpack as Noles fall 27-21

Annette Crawford
September 23, 2017

The Seminoles lost their season opener against Alabama on September 2 and have not played in two weeks because of Hurricane Irma.

When NC State raced out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter on Saturday in Tallahassee, fans were starting to groan and think, "This may be a long season".

It's the first time Florida State has lost its first two contests of any one season in 28 years.

After its game vs. Louisiana-Monroe was canceled and a Week 3 matchup with Miami was postponed because of Hurricane Irma, the Week 4 game was just FSU's second of the season. NC State, 12 p.m. Their last victory on the road over a ranked team was at North Carolina. Running back Nyheim Hines carried the ball 24 times for 94 yards on the ground while wide receiver Jakobi Meyers caught five passes for 112 yards and a score.

In Saturday's game against Florida State, Meyers responded with a career-best, 72-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter.

James Blackman was 22 of 38 for 278 yards in his first start. Jaylen Samuels hauled in 12 receptions for 64 yards while reaching the end zone once.

No. 10 Ohio State and No. 19 Louisville also will see early action. The Seminoles trimmed the deficit to 20-16 after a third-quarter field goal, but that was as close as Jimbo Fisher's club would get. But Florida State's offense, as it had for most of the day, struggled and went three-and-out, forcing a fourth field goal by Ricky Aguayo.

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