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              === FSU opens ACC play with rout of Wake Forest ===
 
 Tallahassee,  FL (Sports Network) - Chris Thompson racked up 197 rushing yards
 and  a  pair of touchdowns  on just  nine carries, as  the No. 5 Florida State
 Seminoles rolled over Wake Forest, 52-0, at Doak Campbell Stadium.
 
 "What  a difference a year makes," FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. "It's amazing.
 It  can't happen to  a better young man. I'm very proud of him today. I'm very
 proud of our team."
 
 Thompson's  outburst came  11 months  after he  suffered a  career-threatening
 broken neck in a 35-30 loss at Wake last October.
 
 EJ  Manuel  threw for  176 yards  and two scores  on 15-of-24 efficiency, also
 contributing  48  yards and a rushing  score for the Seminoles (3-0, 1-0 ACC),
 who had beaten Murray State and Savannah State handily to begin the year.
 
 Kenny  Shaw and Rodney Smith posted TD receptions as Florida State accumulated
 612 yards of total offense.
 
 Tanner Price was  limited to 82 passing yards on just 8-of-22 passing  for the
 Demon Deacons (2-1,  1-1 ACC),  who posted narrow  wins over Liberty and North
 Carolina to kick off the season.
 
 Wake Forest suffered the worst defeat against its conference foe since a 72-13
 setback on Oct. 14, 1995.
 
 The  Seminoles' opening  score was aided by excellent field position following
 a  Wake  Forest punt late in  the first quarter. Stationed on their opponent's
 side  of midfield, it  took three plays and 47 yards to make it 7-0, thanks to
 Manuel's  16-yard  run. Thompson  carried on  the first  two plays, gaining 31
 yards total.
 
 After  a three-and-out  from the visitors, Rashad Greene raced 60 yards up the
 middle  on a punt return for a 14-0 game, and Thompson punctuated an FSU drive
 early in the second with a 74-yard touchdown run along the right side.
 
 Thompson had an even longer run, an 80-yard dash to the end zone, on the first
 play of the hosts' ensuing series, and the advantage ballooned to 28-0.
 
 "I  didn't know  if I'd  ever play  again.  I didn't  know if  I'd be  walking
 straight," Thompson admitted.
 
 The  lead was increased by three after a 19-yard make from Dustin Hopkins, and
 a 20-yard connection from Manuel to Smith closed out the half at 38-0.
 
 Shaw  managed to get one  foot in bounds at the back of the end zone for a 17-
 yard score inside the final minute of the third period.
 
 Debrale  Smiley's 18-yard scamper  made it 52-0 early in the fourth to cap the
 rout.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Florida  State also  recorded 50-plus-point victories over Wake Forest on Nov.
 15,  1997 (58-7) and  Oct. 30, 1993 (54-0) ... The Seminoles lead the all-time
 series  24-6-1,  including a  17-3-1 mark in  Florida's capital ... Saturday's
 victory  marked FSU's  sixth  by  shutout over  the  Demon Deacons,  following
 similar results in 1963-65, 1993 and 2010 ... Wake Forest picked up just seven
 first downs, 43 yards rushing and 126 yards of total offense.
 
 
 09/15 19:04:31 ET