TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The matchup between North Carolina State and 12th-ranked Florida State features a stark contrast between quarterbacks.
The Wolfpack (2-1) have one of the more experienced signal-callers in Atlantic Coast Conference in Ryan Finley. The Seminoles (0-1) will have true freshman James Blackman making his first start after Deondre Francois suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener.
Blackman played the final series against Alabama but did not attempt any passes. He has had a couple extra weeks to prepare after Hurricane Irma cancelled the Sept. 9 game against Louisiana-Monroe and moved the Miami game to Oct. 7.
There are some concerns if the 6-foot-5, 169-pound Blackman will be able to stand up physically to the competition, but…