No. 3 Florida State will sit RB James Wilder Jr

KAREEM COPELAND (Associated Press)
The Associated Press
Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. (32) gets past Bethune-Cookman linebacker Jarkevis Fields (1) for a 20-yard run in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

No. 3 Florida State will sit RB James Wilder Jr

Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. (32) gets past Bethune-Cookman linebacker Jarkevis Fields (1) for a 20-yard run in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Third-ranked Florida State will be without running back James Wilder Jr. on Saturday against North Carolina State.

Coach Jimbo Fisher said Thursday that Wilder wasn't cleared after sustaining a concussion last week. Karlos Williams will back up starter Devonta Freeman.

Wilder suffered the concussion in a 51-14 win over Clemson and was considered day-to-day throughout the week.

Wilder, also slowed by a shoulder injury, has run for 231 yards and two touchdowns on 41 carries for Florida State (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

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