The Play-by-Play Review (3Q)

Here is the 3rd quarter.  Make sure to read the two below first, to get a sense for the feel of this game.

 

3rd Quarter WFU FSU
Sam Swank kickoff for 70 yards for a touchback. 3 0
Florida State at 15:00 WFU FSU
1st and 10 at FSU 20 D'Vontrey Richardson pass incomplete. 3 0
D'Vo's first pass is launched into the next stratosphere.  
2nd and 10 at FSU 20 D'Vontrey Richardson rush for 9 yards to the FlaSt 29.
3rd and 1 at FSU 29 Florida St penalty 14 yard personal foul accepted.
D'Vo looked great on the draw here, but Preston Parker continued his horrible game by committing yet another selfish act.  It is one thing to be pumped up.  It is yet another to be so emotional as to be out of control.
3rd and 15 at FSU 15 D'Vontrey Richardson rush for a loss of 1 yard to the FlaSt 14.
Another bad snap by McMahon.  
4th and 16 at FSU 14 Shawn Powell punt for 47 yards, returned by Alphonso Smith for no gain to the FlaSt 14, Wake Forest penalty 15 yard illegal block on Chris Langley accepted.
DRIVE TOTALS: FlaSt drive: 3 plays -6 yards, 01:25 FlaSt PUNT
Wake Forest at 13:35 WFU FSU
1st and 10 at WFU 24 Riley Skinner pass complete to Mike Rinfrette for 12 yards to the WFrst 36 for a 1ST down. 3 0
Lampkin dominated by an average offensive lineman once again.  Blitz with man coverage again victimized when Lb's get caught in traffic as the TE sneaks out.  
1st and 10 at WFU 36 Josh Adams rush for 14 yards to the 50 yard line for a 1ST down.
Credit Wake here, they blocked this perfectly.
1st and 10 at FSU 50 Riley Skinner pass complete to Chip Brinkman for 8 yards to the FlaSt 42.
Tony Carter gambled and lost here, as he failed to get a hand on this short flare.
2nd and 2 at FSU 42 Florida St penalty 5 yard illegal procedure accepted, no play.
Too many men on the field.  Mickey was not pleased.
1st and 10 at FSU 37 Team rush for no gain, fumbled, recovered by WFrst at the FlaSt 37.
Bad snap.
2nd and 10 at FSU 37 Riley Skinner pass complete to Andrew Parker for 22 yards to the FlaSt 15 for a 1ST down.
FSU brought five and played man with the safeties.  Play action, safeties caught in traffic, results predictible.  Mickey, I Implore you, please stop asking Myron to engage in man-to-man coverage!  Let this guy make plays!
1st and 10 at FSU 15 Josh Adams rush for 3 yards to the FlaSt 12.
Verdell slowed down the blocker and created a roadblock, limiting this run.  It wasn't pretty, but it was effective.
2nd and 7 at FSU 12 Riley Skinner pass incomplete to Ben Wooster.
Myron had a lot of tackles tonight, but really didn't play well.  Average is more like it.  Maybe it is because we don't use him very well?  Maybe if we put him in positions where he could lay big hits and roam, that would work?  He should have been called for pass interference here.  I didn't write it down, but this was likely man to man coverage again, on the tight end.
3rd and 7 at FSU 12 Riley Skinner pass incomplete to D.J. Boldin.
I choked on some sunflower seeds when I confirmed that the 'Noles did indeed run a zone blitz.  Kevin McNeil can't handle a ball at all (see also, fumble recovery attempt in 1Q), but he had a nice drop and blocked the pass with his chest and hands.
4th and 7 at FSU 12 Sam Swank 29 yard field goal GOOD. 6 0
DRIVE TOTALS: WFrst drive: 9 plays 64 yards, 03:06 WFrst FG
This drive could have been much worse, and a field goal is definitely not representative of how the drive went.
Sam Swank kickoff for 70 yards returned by Michael Garvin for 17 yards to the FlaSt 17.
Garvin… ugh.  
Florida State at 10:29 WFU FSU
1st and 10 at FSU 17 D'Vontrey Richardson pass complete to Preston Parker for 7 yards to the FlaSt 24. 6 0
This was a strong throw by D'Vo on the combeback.  He used his quick release here, as opposed to the long one he showcased on a later pass.
2nd and 3 at FSU 24 Seddrick Holloway rush for no gain to the FlaSt 24.
I hate this play where they motion the RB then hand to the FB.  Additionally, the Deac's were in obvious zone coverage.  If D'Vo had a check he should have used it.  The line also got ZERO push, disappointing to see that from Hudson and McMahon.
3rd and 3 at FSU 24 D'Vontrey Richardson pass complete to Taiwan Easterling for 6 yards to the FlaSt 30 for a 1ST down.
This was a strong throw by D'Vo on the combeback, as he drilled the ball low.
1st and 10 at FSU 30 D'Vontrey Richardson rush for 11 yards to the FlaSt 30, Wake Forest penalty 15 yard personal foul accepted for a 1ST down.
This was the first time we used Twin WR I-Form.  This option play looked sweet, and D'Vo looks smooth running this.
1st and 10 at WFU 44 D'Vontrey Richardson rush for 10 yards to the WFrst 34 for a 1ST down.
This was a great fake by D'Vo on the draw.  He owned this drive.
1st and 10 at WFU 34 D'Vontrey Richardson pass complete to Josh Dobbie for 14 yards to the WFrst 20 for a 1ST down.
Josh Dobbie made the catch on a SWEET fake option, reverse-out pass.  This was old school Eric Crouch.
1st and 10 at WFU 20 D'Vontrey Richardson pass incomplete to Corey Surrency.
This play may have been the worst blocking effort in the history of tackle football.  FSU had 6 men to block 4 rushers.  Greenlee AND Holloway ended up on their backs!  D'Vo had to throw it away.  Ridiculous.  Trickett had to be going nuts over this.
2nd and 10 at WFU 20 D'Vontrey Richardson pass incomplete.
Wake rushed four, one of which was a delayed blitz.  Carr was open, but D'Vo was slow to get this ball out and Wake batted it down. 
3rd and 10 at WFU 20 D'Vontrey Richardson pass incomplete to Preston Parker.
Okay, the previous play was not the worst bloicking display in football history.  This was.  FSU had 6 to block 4 rushers.  McMahon had a horrible snap, Greenlee whiffs as he stands straight up, Datko did the same thing, McMahon was also beaten and had to hold (not called).  So, three of four rushers beat their men.  D'Vo launched an ill-advised pass as he lept into the air off of his back foot.  This was horrendus all around.
4th and 10 at WFU 20 Graham Gano 37 yard field goal GOOD. 6 3
DRIVE TOTALS: FlaSt drive: 10 plays 63 yards, 03:49 FlaSt FG
James Esco kickoff for 64 yards returned by Devon Brown for 10 yards to the WFrst 16.
Nigel plays really hard all the time.
Wake Forest at 6:40 WFU FSU
1st and 10 at WFU 16 Josh Adams rush for 3 yards to the WFrst 19. 6 3
Nicholson and Mangum both did a nice job using their hands to get off blocks.  McNeil was in for Brown and got walled inside.
2nd and 7 at WFU 19 Riley Skinner pass complete to Andrew Parker for 33 yards to the WFrst 19, Florida St penalty 15 yard personal foul accepted for a 1ST down.
3-man line, and we somehow let a slow kid slip out for a huge gain.  Myron follows a blown coverage with a dumb late hit.  Defensibe Back Malpractice?
1st and 10 at FSU 33 Riley Skinner pass incomplete to Josh Adams.
2nd and 10 at FSU 33 Riley Skinner pass complete to D.J. Boldin for 2 yards to the FlaSt 31.
McClure played good in limited action, and I thought that as a whole, the defense tackled really well.
3rd and 8 at FSU 31 Riley Skinner pass incomplete to Marshall Williams.
Wake had an open man on the rollout.  I expect teams to start moving the pocket against us a lot more often.
4th and 8 at FSU 31 Sam Swank 49 yard field goal GOOD. 9 3
DRIVE TOTALS: WFrst drive: 6 plays 53 yards, 02:09 WFrst FG
Sam Swank kickoff for 69 yards returned by Taiwan Easterling for 22 yards to the FlaSt 23.
Florida State at 4:31 WFU FSU
1st and 10 at FSU 23 D'Vontrey Richardson pass incomplete to Preston Parker. 9 3
If the previous drive was the argument in favor of starting D'Vo, this drive was the argument against that decision.
This play was an obvious, poorly timed, poorly disguised corner blitz.  Carr did a GREAT job of breaking down his route into the "hot".  D'Vo, for some inexplicable reason, didn’t hit him.  Watch this on tape.  Carr points out the blitz, everyone acknowledges that Wake is coming b/c Wake gave it away early, and D'Vo throws a poor pass into coverage.  
2nd and 10 at FSU 23 Florida St penalty 10 yard holding on Will Furlong accepted, no play.
I've been vocal in saying that I don't think Will Furlong should start.  He isn't very strong and is very close to being eclipsed by someone younger, with more potential (Spurlock).  
On this play, Furlong failed to give a decent effort.  He got absolutely bulldozed, then held the guy who ran him over, drawing the flag.  Oh yeah, the play: reverse option (The QB turns to direction where the play will not be run before spinning and running the option to the other side). 
This series was even more infuriating because the 'Nole offense looked decent on the previous drive.
2nd and 20 at FSU 13 D'Vontrey Richardson rush for no gain to the FlaSt 13.
This was a fake bubble screen, QB Draw.  The play didn't work because D'Vo was too anxious to run, and didn't sell the bubble screen at all.  
Greenlee also messed up here, as he failed to force his man to the outside.
3rd and 20 at FSU 13 D'Vontrey Richardson pass incomplete to Preston Parker.
This was some seriously good protection by the line.  Datko and Greenlee both moved their feet well!  Despite finally being afforded decent protection, D'Vo self destructed here.  He needed to launch the ball to parker, but instead, he horribly under threw Preston, who fought really hard to keep the DB from intercepting.  This was one of the long bright spots from Preston on the night.  He could have been called for offensive PI, but wasn't.
4th and 20 at FSU 13 Shawn Powell punt for 56 yards, returned by Alphonso Smith for 4 yards to the WFrst 35.
This was a GREAT punt.  Powell had one of the best games from a college punter I have ever seen.  
DRIVE TOTALS: FlaSt drive: 3 plays -10 yards, 01:50 FlaSt PUNT
This Drive and the preceding Wake drive really created a big time momentum shift in this game.  FSU had Wake pinned in, and let them drive, then the 'Noles had their worst non-turnover offensive series of the game.  
Wake Forest at 2:41 WFU FSU
My notes here say that Bobby looks younger, more energized, and more alert than I've seen him in several years.  I didn't see any embarrassing moments where the coaches had to explain a penalty to him, and I want to see his program get back to the top.
1st and 10 at WFU 35 D.J. Boldin pass incomplete to Chip Brinkman. 9 3
This was a HB pass.  Rolle was burned on the play, but the RB overthrew the WR.
2nd and 10 at WFU 35 Riley Skinner rush for no gain to the WFrst 35.
Everette Brown simply destroys the zone read keeper.  He made his blocker look bad.  This was amazing physical talent merging with great effort and instincts.  
3rd and 10 at WFU 35 Florida St penalty 15 yard personal foul on Markus White accepted, no play.
Brown and Kendrick Stewart (who played a HUGE game) really mess up a stunt here, as they run into each other.  Markus White, hustling all the way, sacks Skinner.  The zebra's totally blew this one, as White never even grabbed, much less twisted Skinner's facemask.  
1st and 10 at FSU 50 Florida St penalty 5 yard offside accepted.
Everette jumped offside.  The frustration inside the stadium was palpable at this point.  
1st and 5 at FSU 45 Riley Skinner pass incomplete to Ben Wooster.
Skinner threw a duck here, but Wooster was open.  Wake owned Mickey's D in the 3rd quarter, consistently using motion and play-action, and crossing routes to spring slow receivers wide open.  This has to be fixed.  I suggest um, "ZONE"
2nd and 5 at FSU 45 Florida St penalty 15 yard pass interference on Michael Garvin accepted, no play.
If I ran the 'Noles, I would immediately cut Michael Ray Garvin.  We have sanctions and scholarship reductions coming.  He hasn't met the minimum requirements of development.  Think that is heartless?  I don't care.  Academic scholarships have certain standards and benchmarks that must t be met.  Garvin hasn't met those development markers.
1st and 10 at FSU 30 Brandon Pendergrass rush for a loss of 4 yards to the FlaSt 34.
Nicolson blew up this play and Markus White cleaned it up.
2nd and 14 at FSU 34 D.J. Boldin rush for no gain to the FlaSt 34.
Tony Carter played this really well.  Everette Brown was so fired up tonight… he almost committed another late hit personal foul.
3rd and 14 at FSU 34 Riley Skinner rush for 3 yards to the FlaSt 31.
Everette used a great rip move to slide under the slow moving tackle as he swoops in and made this tackle.
End of 3rd Quarter
4th Quarter WFU FSU
Wake Forest at 15:00 WFU FSU
4th and 11 at FSU 31 Sam Swank 48 yard field goal MISSED. 9 3
DRIVE TOTALS: WFrst drive: 7 plays 34 yards, 02:47 WFrst FGA

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