RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren says Florida State players faked injuries to slow the Wolfpack’s offense over the weekend, a charge Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher denies.
Doeren first raised the issue after Saturday’s 56-41 loss to top-ranked FSU, then was asked about it Monday during his weekly news conference. Doeren says FSU defensive players would go down with an injury that stopped the clock, go to the sideline then immediately return to the game.
Doeren says it’s happened multiple times to his team and isn’t limited to Florida State, calling it “unsportsmanlike” behavior.
Asked about Doeren’s comments, Fisher said Monday that he accused Doeren “of not knowing what he’s talking about” and that “we wouldn’t do that.”
Doeren made a similar comment about Georgia Southern after the opener.