The Florida State Seminoles will be without the power in their deep running game this week against N.C. State at home as James Wilder Jr. has been ruled out with a concussion.
James Wilder Jr out this week with concussion. Fisher said he was close, but not taking chances.
— David Hale (@DavidHaleESPN) October 24, 2013
Wilder suffered the concussion in Florida State’s 51-14 win last week over then third-ranked Clemson in Death Valley. The third leading rusher on the team, the junior back had 18 yards on five carries at the time he suffered the injury.
With Wilder out now, recently converted safety Karlos Williams will probably see some more carries this weekend against the Wolfpack with starter Devonta Freeman carrying the brunt of the load.
With the success of the passing game, this isn’t a demeaning loss by any means, but Wilder still provided that powerful spark of being able to break a big run at any moment by plowing through defenders along the way.
There’s no word yet on just how long he’ll be out.