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Three things we schooled in FSU’s 14-0 win over Boston College

FSU avoided an dissapoint on a highway Friday, violence Boston College 14-0.

It was not a flattering contest, as expected. The Eagles done life formidable for a Seminoles’ fresh offense, though FSU’s invulnerability rose to a arise and carried a team.

Here are 3 things we schooled about FSU on Friday night.


The defensive tackles are a strength of FSU’s D

FSU’s defensive tackles have played good all season, though a organisation was tested Friday. And it upheld in convincing fashion.

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Boston College creates no secrets about what it wants to do offensively: The Eagles radically conflict a core of a invulnerability with energy running, that it did Friday by pier adult 43 rushes. However, a usually gathered 139 yards and averaged 3.2 yards per run, with tip backs Jon Hillman and Miles Willis averaging 2.93 yards per carry.

FSU’s defensive tackles merit a bulk of a credit for that output, or miss thereof.

Starters Nile Lawrence-Stample and Derrick Nnadi were dominant, mixing for 8 tackles, 2.5 tackles for detriment and dual sacks. The dual circular and stoutly built linemen hold adult during a indicate of conflict and were frequency pushed back, environment a tinge for FSU’s 9 other defenders. Giorgio Newberry’s length was again effective in a Dime Rabbit crew organisation while redshirt beginner Demarcus Christmas (3 tackles, 1 tackles for loss) built on a clever display opposite USF. Derrick Mitchell had a tackle and hold adult good opposite a run.

FSU’s linebackers also spotless adult on tackles, a pointer that a defensive tackles were doing their pursuit in eating adult blocks. Ro’Derrick Hoskins, Reggie Northrup and Terrance Smith total for 15 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss

The invulnerability in ubiquitous was fantastic, permitting Boston College to cranky midfield only twice (the Eagles never upheld FSU’s 39 yard-line). But it was a defensive tackles that clamped down and took divided Boston College’s bread and butter.

We had a feeling this organisation could be relied on entering a year, simply since of a experience. But Friday demonstrated only how low and widespread this section is.


Zone-read might not be a arguable choice for Golson

Everett Golson came to FSU with a repute for being means to run a football. Or during slightest pierce around with it in a pocket.

The quarterback exhibited some athleticism Friday (see his dual spin moves to get out of a safety) though also demonstrated a unfortunate inability to work FSU’s zone-read attack.

Coach Jimbo Fisher voiced regard that Golson was simply not creation a right reads opposite Boston College defenders when using a choice look. FSU went with Golson over Sean Maguire since of his mobility, and that enclosed a intensity to have a choice run be a partial of a arsenal (Fisher pronounced he could do this when Golson initial eliminated in from Notre Dame.) Golson, however, certified final year that he was not truly gentle using zone-read, and seemed mislaid whenever he was compulsory to review a tendencies of certain defenders on Friday. Watch this play (click hyperlink) as a finish comes crashing down a line late in a fourth quarter, a transparent pointer that Golson should turn a curtain instead of handing a round off.

“The quarterback should have pulled it,” Fisher said.

Golson apparently has been efficient using this judgment in practice, though that did not send over to a game. Fisher expected needs to accept that this can't be a unchanging partial of Golson’s repertoire going forward.



Dalvin Cook is not Superman

We figured out Dalvin Cook’s kryptonite Friday, and it’s a same as each using behind in a country: bad blocking.

The Seminoles’ descent line simply was not earthy adequate opposite Boston College’s vigourous defensive line, causing FSU backs Cook and Mario Pender to be hold to 73 yards on 26 carries (2.8 yards per carry.)

Cook – whose strain of uninterrupted 100-yard games stopped during 5 after concealment 54 yards – had 83 percent of his rushing yards on dual runs in a initial half. The behind was hold to 4 rushing yards on 6 carries in a second half and seemed to humour an damage to his chest area.

It was a sobering display a week after Cook rushed for 266 yards opposite USF. Normally so energetic and bomb in a open field, Cook was frequently bottled adult by BC before he could get going Friday.

The miss of impact restraint adult front was exacerbated by Golson’s inability to run a section read, though a invulnerability was radically means to pivotal on Cook since a flitting diversion never got going. Golson was sacked twice and brisk 3 some-more times on 24 flitting attempts.

Without most room to work with – Fisher radically pronounced FSU’s descent line was not earthy adequate Friday – Cook looked really average. The sophomore is able of churning out one large play after another, though he needs a few creases to do so. He did not get those on Friday and seemed undone during times since of it.

Cook will facade a lot of FSU’s deficiencies via a year, though even he can't frequently make something out of nothing.

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