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ACC cancels Florida State-Wake Forest game

The ACC’s attempt to get Florida State and Wake Forest an extra game to make up for numerous COVID-19-related cancellations this season didn’t work out.

The league was forced to cancel the game, scheduled for Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C., because of a positive COVID-19 test with the Seminoles. That left FSU short of enough players to compete.

This is the third game this season that Florida State (3-6, 2-6 ACC) had to cancel within 24 hours of kickoff, and the Seminoles’ season is most likely over. ESPN reported that although win requirements for bowl eligibility were suspended this season, the Seminoles will turn down any bowl invitations.

Wake Forest (4-4, 3-4) could still compete in a bowl.

“We are obviously very disappointed that we will not be able to compete this weekend and honor our outstanding senior class,” Demon Deacons coach Dave Clawson said in a statement. “This has been a difficult month for our program, but I am proud of how our student-athletes have persevered through all the adversity that they have faced.”

Florida State and Wake Forest were not scheduled to play each other this season before the ACC added the game earlier this month.

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