The Play-by-Play Review (1Q)

Well, here it is.  I apologize for taking so long to get this up, but as you'll see ,it's really long.  I was also forced to split this up into 2 or 3 posts, because it exceeds the maximum size. 

MAKE SURE TO VIEW THIS IN 'WIDE" MODE (option available on left side of screen)

As always, I tried to write this in such a way as to allow you to feel what I felt as I went through the tape. 

 

Wake Forest





START QTR POSS. YARD PLAYS YARDS RESULT
15:00 1 1:05 WFU 19 3 -2 Punt
13:45 1 2:27 FSU 45 7 15 Field Goal Good
10:35 1 2:38 FSU 27 6 18 Field Goal Missed
6:04 1 3:58 WFU 27 6 24 Punt
14:45 2 1:51 WFU 45 3 7 Fumble
7:16 2 3:28 WFU 34 9 56 Turnover on Downs
1:10 2 0:41 FSU 18 2 15 Fumble
13:35 3 3:06 WFU 24 9 64 Field Goal Good
6:40 3 2:09 WFU 16 6 53 Field Goal Good
2:41 3 2:47 WFU 34 7 34 Field Goal Missed
12:21 4 2:00 WFU 38 3 -4 Punt
6:38 4 2:06 WFU 36 3 6 Punt
4:23 4 1:37 FSU 22 4 7 Field Goal Missed
2:33 4 0:26 FSU 11 4 -3 Field Goal Good
1:28 4 1:28 FSU 21 3 -5 End of Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wake had 15 possessions,6 starting in FSU territory, 5 coming inside the FSU 27

 

Florida State 





START QTR POSS. YRDL PLAYS YARDS RESULT
13:55 1 0:10 FSU 42 1 0 Interception
11:18 1 0:00 FSU 20 2 7 Fumble
7:57 1 1:53 FSU 20 3 4 Punt
2:06 1 2:21 FSU 13 6 9 Punt
12:54 2 5:38 FSU 33 10 34 Field Goal Missed
3:48 2 2:38 FSU 10 7 10 Interception
0:29 2 0:29 FSU 2 2 2 End of Half
15:00 3 1:25 FSU 20 3 -6 Punt
10:29 3 3:49 FSU 17 10 63 Field Goal Good
4:31 3 1:50 FSU 23 3 -10 Punt
14:54 4 2:33 FSU 31 7 31 Fumble
10:21 4 3:43 FSU 31 7 32 Turnover on Downs
4:32 4 0:09 FSU 21 1 0 Interception
2:46 4 0:13 FSU 20 1 0 Interception
2:07 4 0:39 FSU 32 3 -10 Interception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida State had 15 possessions, none starting in Wake territory.  I started with that to show the disparity in starting field position.  Wake began 7 drives in better field position than FSU's best starting position of the night.

Let's get to it, shall we?

 

1st Quarter WFU FSU
Florida State at 15:00 WFU FSU
James Esco kickoff for 68 yards returned by Alphonso Smith for 17 yards to the WFrst 19. 0 0
Wake Forest at 14:49 WFU FSU
1st and 10 at WFU 19 Riley Skinner pass incomplete. 0 0
2nd and 10 at WFU 19 Josh Adams rush for a loss of 2 yards to the WFrst 17.
3rd and 12 at WFU 17 Riley Skinner pass incomplete.
4th and 12 at WFU 17 Sam Swank punt for 42 yards, fair catch by Tony Carter at the FlaSt 41.
Why in the world is Tony Carter returning punts?  Please stop this.  Now.
DRIVE TOTALS: WFrst drive: 3 plays -2 yards, 01:05 WFrst PUNT
Florida State opened this game with some serious defensive energy.  I was impressed by our kickoff coverage as Nigel flew down the field and made the opening tackle for the 2nd time in three games.  Everette Brown played a whale of a game and definitely fed off the raucous student section.
Florida State at 13:55 WFU FSU
1st and 10 at FSU 41 Christian Ponder pass intercepted by Alphonso Smith at the WFrst 37, returned for 18 yards to the FlaSt 45. 0 0
DRIVE TOTALS: FlaSt drive: 1 play 0 yards, 00:10 FlaSt INT
Regarding this throw, Jimbo said "That was not a poor decision, it was a poor throw. If he puts air on the ball and lays it in the corner, he's got a very good completion. He just threw the ball flat, and the corner was able to get over."  I saw Antone Smith open on the left of the hash and really wish Ponder would have gone there.  
Wake Forest at 13:45 WFU FSU
1st and 10 at FSU 45 Riley Skinner pass complete to Marshall Williams for 1 yard to the FlaSt 44. 0 0
2nd and 9 at FSU 44 Josh Adams rush for 5 yards to the FlaSt 39.
3rd and 4 at FSU 39 D.J. Boldin rush for 5 yards to the FlaSt 34 for a 1ST down.
1st and 10 at FSU 34 Riley Skinner pass incomplete to Marshall Williams.
2nd and 10 at FSU 34 Josh Adams rush for no gain to the FlaSt 34.
3rd and 10 at FSU 34 Sam Swank 48 yd fg is GOOD. 3 0
DRIVE TOTALS: WFrst drive: 7 plays 15 yards, 02:27 WFrst FG
I'm not going to complain about allowing fifteen yards over 7 plays.  Kory Mangum played a pretty good game tonight and is clearly better than Michael Ray Garvin (who is quickly earning the nickname of "Michael Ray Garbage."  
I am still waiting for an explanation as to calling a timeout before the kick, in the first quarter.
Sam Swank kickoff for 70 yards for a touchback.
Florida State at 11:18 WFU FSU
1st and 10 at FSU 20 Antone Smith rush for 5 yards to the FlaSt 25. 3 0
1st and 10 at FSU 20 Antone Smith rush for 1 yards to the FlaSt 25, FUMBLES, recovered by Wake at FSU 27
DRIVE TOTALS: FlaSt drive: 2 plays 7 yards, 00:00 FlaSt FUMB
This is the 2nd option play on the season between Ponder and Smith, and also the 2nd option play between the two that ended in a fumble.  The pitch was fine, and it seems that Antone might not be a great back to run the option with.  A limited sample set doesn't really tell us much, though.  This was a huge play in this game, as it set in motion a series of events that would pin FSU deep in their own zone.  I expected more from the Senior RB Smith
Wake Forest at 10:35 WFU FSU
1st and 10 at FSU 27 Riley Skinner pass complete to Chip Brinkman for 8 yards to the FlaSt 19. 3 0
2nd and 2 at FSU 19 Josh Adams rush for 6 yards to the FlaSt 13 for a 1ST down.
1st and 10 at FSU 13 Josh Adams rush for 1 yard to the FlaSt 12.
2nd and 9 at FSU 12 Josh Adams rush for a loss of 3 yards to the FlaSt 15.
3rd and 12 at FSU 15 Wake Forest penalty 10 yard holding accepted, no play.
3rd and 22 at FSU 25 Josh Adams rush for 16 yards to the FlaSt 9.
4th and 6 at FSU 9 Timeout FLORIDA ST, clock 08:02.
4th and 6 at FSU 9 Sam Swank 27 yard field goal MISSED.
DRIVE TOTALS: WFrst drive: 6 plays 18 yards, 02:38 WFrst FGA
Mickey wanted to pull out what little hair he has left all night, as our offense repeatedly self destructed.  FSU again was stout, as they held Wake 3 yards per play and only three points.
There were some concerns here, however, as the coverage didn't look great.  The 10 yard holding penalty on Wake negated a TD pass from Skinner.  I can't fathom why Mickey repeatedly plays Myron in man coverage.  He sucks at playing man defense, has stiff hips, and doesn't react well.  Put him in a damn deep zone on 3rd and 12, and maybe we will see why NFL scouts love Myron despite Mickey's gross misuse. 
I was very happy with the 1st-10 and 2nd-9 plays, as FSU defended the run very well. 
Ben Lampkin is terrible.  I wrote a negative comment about Lampkin 8 times over the course of 10 pages.  He doesn't belong on a division 1 football field and is a glaring weakness on this defense.  I am completely baffled as to why he is rewarded with playing time.  I value production on the field over effort in practice.
Florida State at 7:57 WFU FSU
1st and 10 at FSU 20 Christian Ponder pass incomplete. 3 0
Ponder's 1st down miss was probably a half beat late on the comeback to Carr
2nd and 10 at FSU 20 Christian Ponder sacked by Team for a loss of 2 yards to the FlaSt 18.
This was a horrible snap by McMahon, with whom I am quickly becoming annoyed.  He was a freshman All American because of playing time, not performance.  If he wants to make AA status in his career, he must improve a bunch.
3rd and 12 at FSU 18 Christian Ponder pass complete to Taiwan Easterling for 6 yards to the FlaSt 24.
4th and 6 at FSU 24 Shawn Powell punt for 49 yards, downed at the WFrst 27.
DRIVE TOTALS: FlaSt drive: 3 plays 4 yards, 01:53 FlaSt PUNT
Ponder looked a bit rattled on this drive, but did make a good throw to Easterling on 3rd down.  Excellent punt by Powell, netting 49 yards.  At this point, I was happy that we didn't commit a turnover, and had changed the field position. 
Wake Forest at 6:04 WFU FSU
1st and 10 at WFU 27 Wake Forest penalty 10 yard holding accepted, no play. 3 0
Buoyed by a great crowd (except the alumni section who sucked badly), our pressure was intense.  This pressure was close to what the 'Noles dropped on Miami in '05
1st and 20 at WFU 17 Riley Skinner pass incomplete to Kenneth Coe.
I really liked Kenny Ingram's coverage in this game.  His instincts as a safety really showed.
2nd and 20 at WFU 17 D.J. Boldin rush for 6 yards to the WFrst 23.
Carter made the tackle here on the end around.  We were in some sort of Zone here, I think cover three.  Yay Mickey!  
3rd and 14 at WFU 23 Riley Skinner pass complete to Marshall Williams for 52 yards to the FlaSt 25 for a 1ST down.
On 3rd and 14, Tony Carter is burned and doesn't have help over the top.  Despite the WR bobbling the ball and looking like a screw-up, Carter is unable to swat it out of his hands.  I really with DC Andrews would develop some damn defensive backs.  Maybe if we didn't have a head coach who doesn't know what division Wake Forest is in, we could hire a true secondary coach.  Just a thought.
1st and 10 at FSU 25 Timeout FLORIDA ST, clock 04:41.
Our first down personnel wasn't ready to go back on the field.
1st and 10 at FSU 25 Brandon Pendergrass rush for a loss of 9 yards to the FlaSt 34.
Everette Brown may have been offsides here.  The crowd really went nuts as he sped around the tackle and almost intercepted the hand off.  We have 10 games left with Everette before he bolts to the NFL.  Enjoy him now.
2nd and 19 at FSU 34 Brandon Pendergrass rush for 1 yard to the FlaSt 33.
FSU consistently stuffed the run tonight.  I was very pleased with the effort of the defensive line.
3rd and 18 at FSU 33 Riley Skinner sacked by Rod Roberts for a loss of 11 yards to the FlaSt 44.
on 3rd and 18, the speed of the 'Noles overwhelmed Wake.
4th and 29 at FSU 44 Wake Forest penalty 5 yard false start on Aaron Curry accepted.
4th and 34 at FSU 49 Sam Swank punt for 36 yards, downed at the FlaSt 13.
DRIVE TOTALS: WFrst drive: 6 plays 24 yards, 03:58 WFrst PUNT
This drive could have ended in disaster.  It is a credit to the font 7 that it didn't.
Florida State at 2:06 WFU FSU
1st and 10 at FSU 13 Preston Parker rush for 2 yards to the FlaSt 15. 3 0
OT Antwain Greenlee isn't ready for primetime football.  If you have this on DVR, watch this play to see why.  He stands straight up, hops, then attempts to block.  Ineffective.
2nd and 8 at FSU 15 Christian Ponder rush for 3 yards to the FlaSt 18.
3rd and 5 at FSU 18 Christian Ponder pass complete to Greg Carr for 8 yards to the FlaSt 26 for a 1ST down.
Ponder played well on 3rd and somewhat manageable.  This pass was drilled into Carr on the crossing route.  
The protection on 3rd down was excellent.  I bash the line throughout this piece, but they blocked this very well.
1st and 10 at FSU 26 Christian Ponder pass incomplete.
Ponder did a really poor job of finding his guys underneath tonight.  He didn't see Parker wide open underneath, instead misfiring on his attempt to Owens.
2nd and 10 at FSU 26 Preston Parker rush for a loss of 4 yards to the FlaSt 22.
This was a zone read option, I think.  Ponder didn't make the right read and should have kept the ball.  Datko completely whiffed on the block here.
1st and 10 at WFU 45 End of 1st Quarter 3 0
The 'Noles avoided penalties in the first quarter, which surprised me.
2nd Quarter WFU FSU
3rd and 14 at FSU 22 Christian Ponder pass incomplete. 3 0
ANTONE!!  Smith didn't recognize the blitzer.  He did double Greenlee's man.  Unfortunately, the blitzer came in and pressured Ponder.  Antone's failure really killed this play.  Ridiculous for a Senior to miss an obvious blitzing linebacker.
4th and 14 at FSU 22 Shawn Powell punt for 33 yards, fair catch by Alphonso Smith at the WFrst 45.
DRIVE TOTALS: FlaSt drive: 6 plays 9 yards, 02:21 FlaSt PUNT

 

 

 

 

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