Florida State coach Willie Taggart did not name a starting quarterback for Saturday’s game at Wake Forest and will use the week to evaluate James Blackman and Alex Hornibrook.
“We always evaluate what we’re doing and make sure we do what’s best for our football team,” Taggart said. “We want someone that’s going to lead our football team and we’ve seen that both guys have executed our offense really well. Last week we took the wrong week to have our worst offensive performance. Everybody, not just our quarterback but everybody didn’t have a good game offensively.”
Blackman has completed 95 of 147 passes (64.6 percent) for nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Hornibrook has completed 57 of 72 passes (72.2 percent) for six touchdowns and an interception.
Wide receiver Keyshawn Helton (knee) is out for the season, Taggart said. Helton has caught 17 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns.
Defensive back Cyrus Fagan is day to day, Taggart said. Fagan left FSU’s game at Clemson. He has 33 tackles, an interception and a pass break-up this season.
Taggart said that cornerback Levonta Taylor (knee) is expected to play this week after missing the Clemson game.
Burying the Clemson film: Taggart said the Seminoles saw enough of the FSU-Clemson game on Sunday and have turned the page.
“We kind of watched the first half of the Clemson game, just seeing the mistakes that we made and then we buried that film, moved on to Wake Forest,” Taggart said. “There’s a lot of mistakes we made in that game, a lot of communication mistakes. We let the game get away from us early.”
FSU-Syracuse kickoff: The Seminoles’ game on Oct. 26 against Syracuse will be played at 3:30 p.m. A network has not been determined.