Oct 19, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back James Wilder Jr. (32) carries the ball during the first half against the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State running back James Wilder Jr ruled out for NC State game

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.


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.

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