RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- No. 12 Florida State again plays revolving quarterbacks when it travels to Raleigh for an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup with North Carolina State.
A week after starting Chris Rix against Duke, the Seminoles will go back to sophomore Wyatt Sexton, who will make his sixth career start. In last week's 29-7 victory over Duke, Sexton came off the bench to spark Florida State (7-2, 5-2 ACC) to victory.
Sexton completed 11-of-15 passes for 220 yards in the second half after Florida State took only a 9-7 lead at halftime. He led scoring drives on each of his first three possessions, including marches of 93 and 80 yards. The drives took a combined nine plays and gave the Seminoles a comfortable 26-7 lead. Sexton was 4-for-4 for 141 yards on those posessions.
Rix, who was injured in the game against Clemson on September 25 and watched Sexton start the next five weeks, completed 9-of-15 passes for 94 yards.
The Wolfpack (4-5, 3-4) have dropped three in a row, including a 24-14 setback last week to Georgia Tech. Jay Davis completed 22-of-38 passes for 234 yards for N.C. State but also threw three interceptions and was sacked five times. T.A. McLendon was held to 50 yards on 18 carries.
"The thing that scares me most about N.C. State is that they are doing the same thing Maryland did," Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said. "They're losing close games and all of a sudden we'll catch them wired up."
Florida State leads the series, 17-7, but the teams have split four meetings since former Seminole assistant Chuck Amato became the coach at N.C. State. Last season, the Seminoles outlasted the Wolfpack, 50-44, in double overtime.