Florida State Film Review: FSU 41 - Maryland 16

Here it is, another edition of the Florida State Film Review. Unless you're in Jimbo's office, this is the only place you'll find a complete breakdown of every meaningful play run by the 'Noles. This week, we break down FSU's domination of Maryland.

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Down Yard Play Formation Analysis
    Ferrara kickoff 61 yards to the FS9, WILLIAMS,K. return 29 yards to the FS38 (Boykins).   Hard running. Needs better vision
         
1-10 Fs38 MANUEL,E slant pass complete to GREEN,C. for 21 yards to the MD41, 1ST DOWN FS (Rowson), clock 14:37. 21 gun Backside flare off zone read play action. Very soft coverage, nice job by Green to get extra yards.
1-10 Md41 MANUEL,E sideline pass complete to REED,B. for 9 yards to the MD32, out-of-bounds (Chism), clock 14:22. 12 ace twins boundary Good job working boundary, accurate pass on comeback.
2-1 Md32 PRYOR,L. rush over left guard for 3 yards to the MD29, 1ST DOWN FS (Drakeford), clock 13:57. 21 i FB dive. Hard run by Pryor, could have had more if he had any wiggle.
1-10 Md29 MANUEL,E wide receiver screen pass complete to REED,B. for 19 yards to the MD10, 1ST DOWN FS (Till), clock 13:28. 11 ace Bootleg, outlet cross to Reed, nice block Jarred Haggins. Good take and action.
1-G Md10 MANUEL,E wide receiver screen pass incomplete to GREEN,C., dropped pass, clock 13:01. 11 gun Bubble to Christian Green. Walk-in TD if he catches it. Super soft coverage. EJ needs to lead him more.
2-G Md10 FREEMAN,D. rush over right guard for 3 yards to the MD7 (Goree), clock 12:50. 11 ace Zone read, well played by MD.
3-G Md07 MANUEL,E rush quarterback scramble for 7 yards to the MD0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 12:12. 21 gun Maryland brings big blitz, EJ scrambles. Nice block by Lonnie Pryor. Excellent vision by EJ. Jimbo a bit miffed Ej didn't throw to the open receiver.
    HOPKINS,D. kick attempt good.    
    Florida State 7, Maryland 0    
    Drive: 7 plays, 62 yards, TOP 02:54   Maryland was playing ridiculously soft coverage and FSU didn't mess around, getting the ball to its playmakers in tons of space and letting them do their thing.
         
    HOPKINS,D. kickoff 68 yards to the MD2, Logan return 17 yards to the MD19 (BRADHAM,N.).   Tremendous kick coverage.
         
1-10 Md19 McCree rush left for 4 yards to the MD23, out-of-bounds (JONES,C.), clock 12:00. 4-3 End around, well played by Christian Jones
2-6 Md23 Meggett rush over left guard for 5 yards to the MD28 (MOODY,N.), clock 11:28. 4-3 Someone gets out of their gap here. Can't tell on my copy.
3-1 Md28 Meggett rush over right guard for 3 yards to the MD31, 1ST DOWN MD (MOODY,N.;JENKINS,B.), clock 11:16. 4-3 Very nice run by Meggett
1-10 Md31 Brown slant pass incomplete to Boykins (WILLIAMS,V.), clock 11:00. 4-3 Good pass pressure, Vince Williams nice coverage.
2-10 Md31 Brown slant pass complete to McCree for 9 yards to the MD40 (WILLIAMS,V.), clock 10:40. 4-3 Receiver between Williams and Nigel Bradham.
3-1 Md40 Meggett rush over left tackle for 10 yards to the 50 yardline, 1ST DOWN MD (RHODES,X.;MOODY,N.), clock 10:19. 4-3 Lots of shifting, FSU out gapped here.
1-10 Md50 Brown rush left for 3 yards to the FS47, out-of-bounds, clock 10:04. 4-3 Well played by Brandon Jenkins on zone read
2-7 Fs47 Brown rush quarterback draw for no gain to the FS47 (CARRADINE,C.;BRADHAM,N.), clock 09:31. 4-3 Carradine very good individual play to beat the block.
3-7 Fs47 PENALTY MD false start (Dill) 5 yards to the MD48, clock 09:27.    
3-12 Md48 Brown rush quarterback scramble for 9 yards to the FS43 (BRADHAM,N.), clock 08:54. 4-2 Missing on the sack, but FSU way too much speed.
    Drive: 9 plays, 38 yards, TOP 03:50    
         
4-3 Fs43 Ferrara punt 37 yards to the FS6, REID,G. return 4 yards to the FS10 (Hendy).   Very dumb decision to kick. Very dumb. But FSU will take it. Still, good punt. Good job by Reid to catch on the bounce once he realized it wasn't going into the end zone.
         
1-10 Fs10 MANUEL,E sideline pass complete to SMITH,R. for 14 yards to the FS24, 1ST DOWN FS (Rowson;McDougle), clock 08:07. 11 gun All curls, good protection, good throw. Soft coverage.
1-10 Fs24 MANUEL,E rush QR for 3 yards to the FS27 (Drakeford), clock 07:38. 20 gun Zone read, Manuel makes incorrect read, well blocked, still gets a few yards.
2-7 Fs27 MANUEL,E crossing pass complete to REED,B. for 8 yards to the FS35, 1ST DOWN FS (Mackall), clock 07:07. 11 gun Curl to Bert Reed on the short side.
1-10 Fs35 MANUEL,E bubble screen pass complete to GREEN,C. for 9 yards to the FS44 (Till), clock 06:31. 11 gun Bubble, Rodney Smith misses block, Christian Green great moves.
2-1 Fs44 FREEMAN,D. rush left for 14 yards to the MD42, 1ST DOWN FS (Hampton), clock 06:03. 11 gun Zone read, good patience from Freeman, nice block Jacob Fahrenkrug and Zebrie Sanders
1-10 Md42 MANUEL,E rush quarterback scramble for 2 yards to the MD40, out-of-bounds, clock 05:40. 11 ace Play action bootleg, nobody open, Manuel gets first down and out of bounds.
2-8 Md40 MANUEL,E slant pass complete to SHAW,K. for 14 yards to the MD26, 1ST DOWN FS (Till), clock 05:11. 10 gun Great route by Shaw. Quick pass pro and good throw.
1-10 Md26 MANUEL,E FY pass complete to SHAW,K. for 26 yards to the MD0, 1ST DOWN FS, TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:45. 10 gun trips field Shaw nice route, terrible coverage by Maryland, safety way late getting over, EJ needs to see this quicker.
    HOPKINS,D. kick attempt good.    
    Florida State 14, Maryland 0    
    Drive: 8 plays, 90 yards, TOP 03:36   Tremendous job to recognize what was given and use athleticism. EJ is 8-9 at this point, only incomplete is a drop.
         
    HOPKINS,D. kickoff 67 yards to the MD3, Logan return 21 yards to the MD24 (WILLIAMS,K.).   Kick is into the wind, but I still want it in the end zone.
         
1-10 Md24 McCree rush left for 5 yards to the MD29, out-of-bounds (REID,G.), clock 04:31. Previous play was a backwards lateral. 4-3 Christian Jones angle here is too flat. Underestimated receiver speed.
2-5 Md29 Brown slant pass complete to Leak for loss of 2 yards to the MD27 (RHODES,X.), clock 04:03. 4-3 Attempt at middle screen, Bradham excellent recognition.
3-7 Md27 Brown sacked for loss of 3 yards to the MD24 (JENKINS,B.), clock 03:36. 3-3 Sack from a 3-3? FSU's defensive line is great.
    Drive: 3 plays, 0 yards, TOP 01:44   Disciplined, physical football. All. Day. Just great defense.
         
4-10 Md24 Ferrara punt 45 yards to the FS31, fair catch by REID,G..    
         
1-10 Fs31 PENALTY FS false start (J,FAHRENKRUG) 5 yards to the FS26. 20 gun  
1-15 Fs26 MANUEL,E screen pass incomplete to THOMAS,J., clock 02:52. 20 gun Jermaine Thomas dropped pass on the outlet. Good pressure. Thomas tripped over blocker Pryor. Not a good throw.
2-15 Fs26 THOMAS,J. rush left for 4 yards to the FS30, out-of-bounds (Drakeford), clock 02:47. 20 gun Stretch to the boundary. Zebrie decent block, Pryor good effort. Nice play by MD DE
3-11 Fs30 MANUEL,E sacked for loss of 9 yards to the FS21 (Goree), clock 02:07. 10 gun trips field Bryan Stork and Garret Faircloth mishandle a twist, turn the DT loose. Terrible.
    Drive: 3 plays, minus 10 yards, TOP 01:17   MD adjusted to what FSU was doing, but FSU also hurt itself with a drop and a penalty. Lack of focus.
         
4-20 Fs21 POWELL,S. punt 54 yards to the MD25, Logan return 9 yards to the MD34 (SMITH,T.).   Nice move by the returner. FSU had it covered, but didn't tackle it.
         
1-10 Md34 Pickett rush left for no gain to the MD34 (JERNIGAN,T.;JONES,C.), clock 01:19. 4-3 Midline read of the nose. Tremendous play by Demonte McAllister to drive the guard back. Brown should keep this ball.
2-10 Md34 Brown sideline pass complete to Leak for 11 yards to the MD45, 1ST DOWN MD (HARRIS,M.), clock 00:55. 4-3 Bootleg of the zone read. Nice throw and catch, Harris had decent coverage.
1-10 Md45 Brown sideline pass incomplete to Pickett, clock 00:45. 4-3 Quick out, poor throw.
2-10 Md45 Brown wide receiver screen pass complete to Leak for 2 yards to the MD47, out-of-bounds (BRADHAM,N.), clock 00:41. 4-3 Bubble, excellent pursuit and block shedding by Harris and Bradham.
3-8 Md47 Brown sacked for loss of 7 yards to the MD40 (JERNIGAN,T.;JENKINS,B.), clock 00:20. 3-2? Tim Jernigan gets the sack on an excellent effort, but Brandon Jenkins pancaked his tackle and made Brown double clutch. Also, excellent coverage. Ridiculous rush.
    Drive: 5 plays, 6 yards, TOP 01:56   6 yards on 5 plays. This is an elite defense folks.
    Start of 2nd quarter, clock 15:00.    
         
4-15 Md40 Ferrara punt 35 yards to the FS25, fair catch by REID,G..#5-Reid ruled for inadvertently calling for a fair catch.   We already covered this. VIDEO. Terrible call by the officials, and the ACC admitted as such. Should have been a TD
         
1-10 Fs25 MANUEL,E sideline pass complete to SMITH,R. for 31 yards to the MD44, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds (McDougle), clock 14:32. 12 twins Bootleg, cross to Rodney Smith. Another horrible blown call by the officials. ACC apologized for this lack of a call. Ridiculous no call. Fisher needs to take a timeout here, because the crowd is going nuts and the team was disorganized.
1-10 Md44 TEAM rush for loss of 5 yards to the MD49 (Whitfield;Goree), fumble by MANUEL,E, clock 13:46. 12 Manuel didn't get the snap.
2-15 Md49 MANUEL,E slant pass complete to SHAW,K. for 11 yards to the MD38 (Franklin), clock 13:22. 10 gun Quick game. Huge cushion by Maryland. Nice catch by Kenny Shaw.
3-4 Md38 MANUEL,E bubble screen pass complete to FREEMAN,D. for 4 yards to the MD34, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds (Whitfield), PENALTY MD personal foul (Whitfield) 15 yards to the MD19, 1ST DOWN FS, clock 12:45. 11 gun Great pass to Freeman. What a throw. And a late hit call.
1-10 Md19 FREEMAN,D. rush option right for 3 yards to the MD16 (Till), clock 12:22. 22 I Option, not well blocked, great pitch by E.J. Manuel. Run blitz.
2-7 Md16 MANUEL,E rush left for 1 yard to the MD15 (Goree), clock 11:35. 11 gun QB sweep, Fahrenkrug is slow to handle the blitz. Would have been decent run if he makes that block.
3-6 Md15 MANUEL,E timing route pass incomplete to SMITH,R., clock 11:06. 11 gun Excellent pass pro, Rodney Smith has a post corner route, too anxious to get to the corner, doesn't give himself the space. Poor route. Excellent throw by Manuel. Smith has a TD if he sets this up better.
4-6 Md15 HOPKINS,D. field goal attempt from 33 MISSED - wide right, spot MD20, clock 11:02.   Not at all convinced he missed this.
    Drive: 8 plays, 60 yards, TOP 03:41   Maryland got real aggressive with its blitzing here. FSU did not adjust.
         
1-10 Md20 Meggett rush left for 3 yards to the MD23 (JENKINS,B.), clock 10:42. 4-3 Zone read, well played by Brandon Jenkins. Good leverage.
2-7 Md23 Brown sideline pass complete to McCree for 8 yards to the MD31, 1ST DOWN MD (RHODES,X.), clock 10:28. 4-3 Well thrown hard slant. Not bad defense.
1-10 Md31 Brown sacked for loss of 10 yards to the MD21 (SMITH,T.), clock 09:45. 4-3 Zone read bootleg, Telvin Smith reads it, good angle, and Brown totally underestimates Smith's speed. Also, excellent coverage.
2-20 Md21 Brown sideline pass incomplete to Furstenburg (DAWKINS,E.), clock 09:28. 4-3 Screen, well read by Everett Dawkins. Almost intercepted. Great defense.
3-20 Md21 Brown bubble screen pass complete to Tyler for 5 yards to the MD26, out-of-bounds (RHODES,X.), PENALTY FS offside defense 5 yards to the MD26, NO PLAY, clock 09:23. 4-2 Bjoern Werner way too anxious to get the sack.
3-15 Md26 Meggett rush option left for 3 yards to the MD29, out-of-bounds (JOYNER,L.), clock 08:49. 4-2 Speed option. Jenkins and Mike Harris play great assignment football. 9 yard run on 3rd-15 is just fine. Excellent pursuit by Joyner.
    Drive: 5 plays, 9 yards, TOP 02:38   FSU's defense is basically perfect at this point. Not bad offense by Maryland. FSU is just whipping them.
         
4-12 Md29 Ferrara punt 14 yards to the MD43, out-of-bounds.   Shank, and poorly spotted. Should have been a 9-yard punt.
         
1-10 Md43 FREEMAN,D. rush right for 2 yards to the MD41 (Goree), clock 08:02. 20 gun Zone read, well blocked, Freeman misses the hole. Had a 5+ yard gain if he cuts it in the A-gap.
2-8 Md41 MANUEL,E FY pass intercepted by McDougle the MD6, McDougle return 0 yards to the MD6. 11 gun Manuel has Rodney Smith open on the fly route. Good read, good protection, awful throw. 3 yards short. Smith has his man beat.
    Drive: 2 plays, 2 yards, TOP 00:41   Great defense by Maryland? Hardly. Two errors by the RB and QB.
         
1-10 Md06 Brown rush right for 5 yards to the MD11 (WILLIAMS,V.;CARRADINE,C.), clock 07:25. 4-3 Zone read, Cornellius Carradine gets out of his gap.
2-5 Md11 Pickett rush over left tackle for 6 yards to the MD17, 1ST DOWN MD (HICKS,D.;WILLIAMS,V.), clock 07:04. 4-3 Iso, think Christian Jones or Cam Erving are in the wrong gap here.
1-10 Md17 Pickett rush option right for 6 yards to the MD23 (JOYNER,L.;CARRADINE,C.), clock 06:47. 4-3 Really soft coverage here. Joyner good closing speed on speed option to field.
2-4 Md23 Pickett rush up middle for 1 yard to the MD24 (JERNIGAN,T.;WILLIAMS,V.), clock 06:14. 4-3 Iso, Jernigan very nice play.
3-3 Md24 Brown sideline pass incomplete to Meggett, clock 06:04. 4-3 Slow to line up. Press coverage, Nigel Bradham good in coverage, everyone good in coverage, nice pass rush.
    Drive: 5 plays, 18 yards, TOP 01:46   FSU had its backups in here on the defensive line, yet did not allow any big plays
         
4-3 Md24 Ferrara punt 38 yards to the FS38, fair catch by REID,G., PENALTY FS holding (WILDER,J) 10 yards to the FS28, 1st and 10, FS ball on FS28.   Undisciplined play by James Wilder
         
1-10 Fs28 MANUEL,E screen pass complete to THOMAS,J. for 25 yards to the MD47, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds (McDougle), clock 05:47. 10 gun Swing screen. Tremendous blocks by Jarred Haggins and Rodney Smith. Want to see EJ throw this ball a bit harder.
1-10 Md47 MANUEL,E sacked for loss of 7 yards to the FS46 (Francis), clock 05:13. 10 gun Manuel takes a bad, bad sack. It's first down, get the damn ball out. Faircloth misses the block, but EJ needs to throw the ball away or to his outlet.
2-17 Fs46 MANUEL,E slant pass complete to SHAW,K. for 4 yards to the 50 yardline (Hughes;Franklin), clock 04:37. 10 gun Middle screen. Timing not great here. Sloppy. Also, don't like Shaw running this.
3-13 Fs50 MANUEL,E flag pass complete to REED,B. for 31 yards to the MD19, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds (Franklin), clock 04:04. 10 gun trips field. Nice protection, good throw, excellent rub route. VIDEO
1-10 Md19 MANUEL,E wide receiver screen pass incomplete to HAGGINS,J., clock 03:49. 11 gun Bubble off zone read play action. I put this on the usually-dependable Haggins. Catch the ball and probably score.
2-10 Md19 MANUEL,E sacked for loss of 8 yards to the MD27 (Rowson), clock 03:34. 12 twins ace Bootleg. Nick O'Leary needs to get a chip on the blitzer, but this is just some bad luck. MD on a pass blitz.
3-18 Md27 MANUEL,E rush quarterback scramble for 7 yards to the MD20, out-of-bounds, clock 02:56. 10 gun

What an awesome block by Jermaine. Surprised EJ didn't find anyone downfield. Scramble drill needs to be better. Glad he didn't take a hit. VIDEO

4-11 Md20 HOPKINS,D. field goal attempt from 38 GOOD, clock 02:35.    
    Florida State 17, Maryland 0    
    Drive: 8 plays, 52 yards, TOP 03:22   Not a bad drive, but not a great one either.
         
    HOPKINS,D. kickoff 70 yards to the MD0, touchback.   With the wind.
         
1-10 Md20 Brown sideline pass complete to McCree for 6 yards to the MD26, out-of-bounds (HARRIS,M.), clock 02:29. 4-3 Harris a bit slow to react to the comeback.
2-4 Md26 Meggett rush option right for 6 yards to the MD32, 1ST DOWN MD, out-of-bounds (HARRIS,M.), clock 02:14. 4-3 Creative option play. Faked the zone read, then ran speed option with same man.
1-10 Md32 Brown crossing pass complete to McCree for 9 yards to the MD41 (HARRIS,M.), clock 01:46. 4-3 Nice pass rush, good coverage, just a very nice play by the QB to avoid pressure and find someone.
2-1 Md41 Brown sideline pass incomplete to Leak (HARRIS,M.), clock 01:29. 4-3 Blitz, nice coverage by Mike Harris on the out.
3-1 Md41 McCree rush left for 1 yard to the MD42, 1ST DOWN MD, out-of-bounds (HARRIS,M.), clock 01:24. 4-3 Really like how FSU played this. Mike Harris nice job v. the receiver, Telvin Smith good pursuit.
1-10 Md42 Brown middle pass complete to Furstenburg for 6 yards to the MD48 (SMITH,T.), PENALTY MD holding (Dill) 10 yards to the MD32, NO PLAY, clock 01:19. 4-2 Finally, a hold. Assault in some states.
1-20 Md32 Brown rush QR for 3 yards to the MD35 (WERNER,B.), clock 00:53. 4-2 Very well played by Anthony McCloud and Joyner. Telvin Smith a bit slow to fill.
2-17 Md35 Brown middle pass complete to Furstenburg for 21 yards to the FS44, 1ST DOWN MD (PARKS,T.;JOYNER,L.), clock 00:34. 4-2 Maryland has a good tight end, and he straight up embarrasses Telvin Smith on the double move. Good throw, FSU is held here, but why on earth is Smith jumping the 7-yard fake? Situation dumb.
1-10 Fs44 Timeout Maryland, clock 00:34.    
1-10 Fs44 Brown sideline pass complete to Leak for 11 yards to the FS33, 1ST DOWN MD, out-of-bounds (REID,G.), clock 00:28. 4-2 Poor coverage by Greg Reid. Too much cushion for the comeback.
1-10 Fs33 Meggett rush over left guard for 1 yard to the FS32 (DAWKINS,E.;MCCLOUD,A.), clock 00:21. 4-2  
2-9 Fs32 Timeout Maryland, clock 00:21.    
2-9 Fs32 Brown FY pass incomplete to McCree, clock 00:17. 4-2 Good coverage, but Maryland has miscommunication.
3-9 Fs32 Meggett rush option right for 10 yards to the FS22, 1ST DOWN MD, out-of-bounds (PARKS,T.), clock 00:13. 4-2 Bradham gets blocked, but Terrance Parks plays this terribly. 1. Missed tackle, 2. doesn't stop first down, 3. doesn't get him down in bounds.
1-10 Fs22 TEAM pass incomplete, clock 00:11. Previous pass was a spike to stop clock.    
2-10 Fs22 Brown middle pass complete to Leak for 13 yards to the FS9, 1ST DOWN MD (RHODES,X.), clock 00:04. 4-2 Making sure not to allow the touchdown. MD already in FG range.
1-G Fs09 Timeout Maryland, clock 00:04.    
1-G Fs09 Ferrara field goal attempt from 27 BLOCKED, recovered by FS REID,G. FS10, clock 00:01 (blocked by REID,G.), O'Brien for loss of 55 yards to the MD35, PENALTY FS offside defense (REID,G.) 4 yards to the FS5, NO PLAY.    
1-G Fs05 Ferrara field goal attempt from 23 GOOD, clock 00:00.    
    Florida State 17, Maryland 3    
    Drive: 14 plays, 75 yards, TOP 02:39   First goal is to now allow the touchdown, so good there. But FSU should have stopped MD. Players not playing smart.
    Florida State 17, Maryland 3  

Inside, find the second half.

 

    Start of 3rd quarter, clock 15:00, FS ball on FS30.    
Down Yard Play Formation Analysis
    HOPKINS,D. kickoff 70 yards to the MD0, Logan return 15 yards to the MD15 (COMMACK,A.).   Excellent kick coverage and a good kick.
         
1-10 Md15 Meggett rush over left end for 2 yards to the MD17 (MOODY,N.), clock 14:39. 4-3 Excellent play by Jernigan, staying low. Moody cleans it up.
2-8 Md17 Brown middle pass incomplete to Leak (RHODES,X.), clock 14:32. 4-3 Quick slant, great coverage by Xavier Rhodes. Not a good route.
3-8 Md17 Brown middle pass complete to Meggett for 4 yards to the MD21 (WILLIAMS,V.), clock 14:18. 4-3 Good pass rush, FSU playing quarters coverage, ball underneath, tackle made.
    Drive: 3 plays, 6 yards, TOP 01:12   Another excellent defensive series. FSU is whipping Maryland up front.
         
4-4 Md21 Ferrara punt 41 yards to the FS38, REID,G. return -3 yards to the FS35 (Hendy).   Excellent punt coverage.
         
1-10 Fs35 PENALTY FS false start (FAIRCLOTH,G.) 5 yards to the FS30, clock 13:44. 11 gun Lack of focus. I realize the stadium was dead and FSU had control of the game, but this was not good.
1-15 Fs30 THOMAS,J. rush over right end for 1 yard to the FS31 (Mackall), clock 13:26. 11 pistol Jermaine Thomas collides with EJ on the handoff, Nick O'Leary poor block. Overextended and beaten by spin move.
2-14 Fs31 MANUEL,E sideline pass complete to REED,B. for 9 yards to the FS40 (Chism), clock 12:53. 11 gun Good decision to get back to third-medium. Curl route. Good throw and protection.
3-5 Fs40 MANUEL,E crossing pass complete to SHAW,K. for 2 yards to the FS42 (Chism), clock 12:17. 10 gun trips field Poor throw by EJ. Behind Shaw, forcing Shaw to stop and allowing the corner to make the tackle.
    Drive: 3 plays, 7 yards, TOP 01:56   Two of the three plays were errors by FSU in my estimation, but MD was playing decent defense here.
         
4-3 Fs42 POWELL,S. punt 58 yards to the MD0, touchback.   Terrible. Just awful.
         
1-10 Md20 Brown sideline pass incomplete to Leak, dropped pass, clock 11:42. 4-3 Zone read rollout, comeback route to boundary dropped.
2-10 Md20 Brown sacked for loss of 5 yards to the MD15 (WERNER,B.), clock 11:28. 4-3 Werner just beats a double team. Nice play.
3-15 Md15 Brown rush quarterback scramble for 5 yards to the MD20 (BRADHAM,N.), PENALTY FS personal foul (BRADHAM,N.) 15 yards to the MD35, 1ST DOWN MD, clock 10:59. Injured player for Maryland is #16-Brown. 4-2 Werner is held. Egregious hold. Ridiculous hold. Scramble, QB makes the dumbass move of sliding a half-step away from an already tackling Nigel Bradham. Bradham is flagged. Nothing wrong with this hit, but Bradham might have taunted. In any case, FSU is screwed by the refs twice on this play. The hold on Werner was crazy.
1-10 Md35 PENALTY MD false start (Dill) 5 yards to the MD30, clock 10:59.    
1-15 Md30 O'Brien FY pass incomplete to McCree, clock 10:53. 4-2 Long ball, Greg Reid in excellent coverage.
2-15 Md30 O'Brien deep pass incomplete to Leak, clock 10:47. 4-2 Greg Reid has very tight coverage, but is definitely interfering with the receiver.
3-15 Md30 O'Brien sideline pass complete to McCree for 15 yards to the MD45, 1ST DOWN MD (JONES,C.;PARKS,T.). 4-1 Greg Reid goes for the interception and missed, Christian Jones missed tackle. Poor defense.
1-10 Md45 Meggett rush up middle for 1 yard to the MD46 (BRADHAM,N.), clock 10:08. 4-3 Nicely played run by Anthony McCloud.
2-9 Md46 O'Brien sideline pass complete to McCree for 15 yards to the FS39, 1ST DOWN MD (JONES,C.), clock 10:00. 4-3 Xavier Rhodes missed tackle, turning 7-yard out into long play.
1-10 Fs39 O'Brien slant pass incomplete to Leak, dropped pass, clock 09:51. 4-2 Pass just dropped.
2-10 Fs39 O'Brien throw away pass incomplete, QB hurry by JERNIGAN,T., clock 09:45. 4-2 Excellent pass rush and coverage. O'Brien throws it away.
3-10 Fs39 O'Brien sacked for loss of 20 yards to the MD41 (SMITH,T.), PENALTY MD intentional grounding (O'Brien) 0 yards to the MD41, clock 09:35. 4-2 Excellent zone blitz, both Smith and Harris come free, Also excellent by Dawkins and Jernigan. Forcing the grounding.
    Drive: 11 plays, 21 yards, TOP 02:18   Not a good, disciplined series by FSU. In fairness, they hadn't prepped for O'Brien. Excellent called series by Stoops though.
         
4-30 Md41 Ferrara punt 31 yards to the FS28, downed.   Not much of a punt, ha-ha.
         
1-10 Fs28 FLORIDA STATE drive start 09:30.    
1-10 Fs28 THOMAS,J. rush left for 7 yards to the FS35 (Vellano), clock 09:13. 21 gun pony Zone read to the boundary, well blocked by Zebrie Sanders and Jacob Fahrenkrug
2-3 Fs35 MANUEL,E bubble screen pass complete to SMITH,R. for 19 yards to the MD46, 1ST DOWN FS (McDougle), clock 08:45. 21 gun twins field Bubble off play action to Rodney. Good blocking effort by Bert Reed.
1-10 Md46 MANUEL,E rush option right for 3 yards to the MD43 (Francis), clock 08:12. 21 I twins field Lead option to the boundary, EJ cuts it up.
2-7 Md43 MANUEL,E slant pass complete to SHAW,K. for 8 yards to the MD35, 1ST DOWN FS, PENALTY MD pass interference declined, clock 07:49. 10 gun Double slants, poor throw and poor decision by EJ. Pass tipped, Shaw catches it off the tip. Luck.
1-10 Md35 THOMAS,J. rush right for 35 yards to the MD0, 1ST DOWN FS, TOUCHDOWN, clock 07:40. 20 gun Stretch to the boundary, Excellent blocks by Garrett Faircloth, Bobby Hart, Lonnie Pryor and Bert Reed. Jermaine Thomas ran hard. Maryland is out gapped. The fake bubble held the linebacker for a second.
    HOPKINS,D. kick attempt good.    
    Florida State 24, Maryland 3    
    Drive: 5 plays, 72 yards, TOP 01:50   Decent drive, but nothing really special. Execution was the difference.
         
    HOPKINS,D. kickoff 70 yards to the MD0, touchback.   Nice kick.
         
1-10 Md20 O'Brien sideline pass complete to Tyler for 9 yards to the MD29 (JONES,C.), clock 07:22. 4-3 Flare pass to the receiver, double moved Christian Jones. Excellent touch
2-1 Md29 Meggett rush over left end for no gain to the MD29 (WILLIAMS,V.), clock 06:47. 4-3 Counter, Bradham shoots the gap, Jenkins holds ground, Jones holds the edge, Vince Williams cleans up. THAT IS GREAT FUNDAMENTAL FOOTBALL.
3-1 Md29 Timeout Maryland, clock 06:19.    
3-1 Md29 Meggett rush right for 1 yard to the MD30 (CARRADINE,C.), PENALTY MD holding (White) 9 yards to the MD20, NO PLAY, clock 06:14. 4-3 Jernigan held badly
3-10 Md20 PENALTY FS offside defense (MCALLISTER,D.) 5 yards to the MD25, clock 05:50. 4-2 Giving it right back. Think MD moved first
3-5 Md25 O'Brien FY pass complete to McCree for 69 yards to the FS6, 1ST DOWN MD (REID,G.), clock 05:16. 4-2 FSU super aggressive here. Greg Reid has tight coverage, O'Brien throws up a prayer, Greg is out jumped. This really isn't that bad of a play. But Greg needed to find a way to get him down and hold this to 30 yards, not 69.
1-G Fs06 O'Brien rush for loss of 4 yards to the FS10, fumble by O'Brien recovered by MD Cary FS8, clock 04:25. 4-2 FSU's luck (and it is purely luck) recovering fumbles this year is just silly. A fumble is kicked five yards forward and recovered by MD. Ridiculous.
2-G Fs08 O'Brien slant pass complete to McCree for 3 yards to the FS5 (WILLIAMS,V.), clock 03:50. 4-2 Greg Reid is slow to react here, probably because he just gave up the catch. Needs to forget about the big catch and make this play.
3-G Fs05 O'Brien rush QR for 5 yards to the FS0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 03:31. 4-2 Zone read with O'Brien? Can't be expecting that. Tip the cap to Maryland. Hicks overplayed the give.
    Ferrara kick attempt good.    
    Florida State 24, Maryland 10    
    Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, TOP 04:15   Give Maryland credit here. They hit a prayer pass and some other tough throws as well.
         
    Ferrara kickoff 58 yards to the FS12, WILLIAMS,K. return 33 yards to the FS45 (Boykins).   Needs better vision
         
1-10 Fs45 MANUEL,E FY pass incomplete to REED,B., clock 03:19. 21 gun A lot of people bitched in the comments that FSU didn't run he, but MD has 8 in the box, FSU has a comfortable lead, and FSU has the numbers to throw here. Good defense by Maryland of showing a run-stopping look and then bailing. Just bad luck timing wise.
2-10 Fs45 MANUEL,E sideline pass incomplete to SHAW,K., clock 03:13. 10 gun EJ on the run throws inaccurately to Shaw on the sideline.
3-10 Fs45 MANUEL,E sacked for loss of 10 yards to the FS35 (Bowers), clock 02:56. 10 gun trips field If you forgot that FSU had a freshman right tackle, this is a good reminder. However, EJ held this ball too long. Have to feel that rush. Sack is both on EJ and Hart.
    Drive: 3 plays, minus 10 yards, TOP 00:58   Bad luck on the first play, poor pass blocking on the second, mixed responsibility on the third.
         
4-20 Fs35 POWELL,S. punt 49 yards to the MD16, Logan return 4 yards to the MD20 (BRADHAM,N.).   Pretty good punt job.
         
1-10 Md20 Pickett rush option right for 7 yards to the MD27, out-of-bounds (PARKS,T.), clock 02:22. 4-3 Parks is slow to fill.
2-3 Md27 Pickett rush over left guard for 2 yards to the MD29 (SMITH,T.;WERNER,B.), clock 01:55. 4-3 Zone read, very well played.
3-1 Md29 O'Brien rush quarterback sneak for 2 yards to the MD31, 1ST DOWN MD. 4-3 whatever
1-10 Md31 O'Brien sideline pass incomplete to McCree (RHODES,X.), clock 01:19. 4-3 Excellent pressure from Jenkins, Rhodes nice coverage on the 10-yard curl.
2-10 Md31 Pickett rush option left for 1 yard to the MD32 (BROOKS,T.), clock 01:01. 4-2 Tremendous individual effort to stone and get off the block on the option. Also, terrible route by the running back.
3-9 Md32 O'Brien sideline pass complete to Leak for 4 yards to the MD36 (RHODES,X.), clock 00:18. 4-2 Blitz forces quick throw, Rhodes solid tackle.
    Drive: 6 plays, 16 yards, TOP 02:35   Very solid defensive effort again.
    Florida State 24, Maryland 10    
         
4-5 Md36 Start of 4th quarter, clock 15:00.    
         
4-5 Md36 Ferrara punt 33 yards to the FS31, downed. Punt was ruled dead when it hit a Maryland player.   Maryland can't do math good and punts. LOL
         
1-10 Fs31 FREEMAN,D. rush right for 12 yards to the FS43, 1ST DOWN FS (Till;Francis), clock 14:45. 20 gun pony Devonta Freeman was pulled earlier for missing a hole. Doesn't miss this time, great run. Hart, Faircloth, Thomas, Sanders also nice blocks. Stretch play.
1-10 Fs43 FREEMAN,D. rush right for 6 yards to the FS49 (Francis), clock 14:31. Injured player for Maryland is #96-Francis. 20 gun pony Same play, bubble fake, stretch to the field. Nice blocks by Hart, Shaw, and Thomas. Freeman runs it inside out. Well done.
2-4 Fs49 MANUEL,E rush option left for 8 yards to the MD43, 1ST DOWN FS (Drakeford), clock 14:15. 22 i Lead option to the field. Maryland is out gapped.
1-10 Md43 THOMAS,J. rush over left guard for 7 yards to the MD36 (Rowson), clock 13:44. 20 gun pony Zone read, good initial blocks by Faircloth and Hart on the double, but they don't peel off.
2-3 Md36 THOMAS,J. rush over left tackle for 1 yard to the MD35 (Drakeford), clock 13:20. 20 gun pony Zone read, good block Zebrie, Fahrenkrug and Stork get the double but don't pick up the backer.
3-2 Md35 Timeout Florida State, clock 12:56.   Can't get lined up right. Again. Jimbo is livid. EJ needs to do a better job here.
3-2 Md35 Timeout Florida State, clock 12:56.   Can't get lined up right. Again. Jimbo is livid. EJ needs to do a better job here.
3-2 Md35 THOMAS,J. rush up middle for 5 yards to the MD30, 1ST DOWN FS (Till), clock 12:50. 22 i Inside zone, excellent block Bobby Hart, Jermaine doesn't dance, hits backside B gap. Excellent run.
1-10 Md30 THOMAS,J. rush left for 25 yards to the MD5, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds (Till), clock 12:27. 20 gun pony Zone read to the boundary. Excellent blocks by everyone, especially Freeman. Thomas no nonsense running. Great job by Fahrenkrug goes to the second level.
1-G Md05 THOMAS,J. rush over left tackle for 1 yard to the MD4 (Mackall), clock 11:57. 20 gun pony Same play. EJ needs to keep this ball, or better yet, check out of this play. Maryland had it covered by the #s.
2-G Md04 PENALTY FS false start (STORK,B.) 5 yards to the MD9, clock 11:34.   That's three. Lack of focus.
2-G Md09 MANUEL,E rush quarterback draw for 3 yards to the MD6 (Hughes), clock 10:56. 11 gun ace FSU blocks this well, EJ does not read the right hole.
3-G Md06 MANUEL,E crossing pass incomplete to GREEN,C., clock 10:19. 10 gun Play action, EJ can't find anyone.
4-G Md06 HOPKINS,D. field goal attempt from 24 GOOD, clock 10:16.    
    Florida State 27, Maryland 10    
    Drive: 11 plays, 63 yards, TOP 04:42   Pretty good drive. Think Jimbo was angry with EJ and went more to the run.
         
    HOPKINS,D. kickoff 70 yards to the MD0, Logan return 24 yards to the MD24 (HARRIS,M.).   Not great
         
1-10 Md24 O'Brien throw away pass incomplete to McCree, clock 10:05. 4-3 Sprint out, Carradine good leverage, Greg Reid good coverage.
2-10 Md24 O'Brien sideline pass complete to Leak for 7 yards to the MD31 (RHODES,X.), clock 09:44. 4-3 Timing route comeback, good throw and catch, better tackle.
3-3 Md31 O'Brien sacked for loss of 8 yards to the MD23 (CARRADINE,C.), clock 09:19. 4-2 Quick pass game, FSU covers the short stuff very well, Carradine whips his tackle. Excellent defense. Also very good by Jernigan and Cameron Erving.
    Drive: 3 plays, minus 1 yards, TOP 01:26   Can't do much better than that
         
4-11 Md23 Ferrara punt 37 yards to the FS40, fair catch by REID,G..   Smart fair catch.
         
1-10 Fs40 FREEMAN,D. rush left for loss of 2 yards to the FS38 (Rowson), clock 08:23. 20 gun pony Stretch to the boundary. Stork poor angle on the backer. Freeman tries to reverse field. Dumb idea. Huge block by EJ. VIDEO
2-12 Fs38 FREEMAN,D. rush over right guard for 5 yards to the FS43 (Vellano;Goree), clock 07:30. 22 i Inside zone. Nice job by the G-C-G. Good push
3-7 Fs43 FREEMAN,D. rush right for 10 yards to the MD47, 1ST DOWN FS (Goree), clock 07:04. 11 Gun power from gun. Excellent blocks by Hart, Faircloth, Fahrenkrug. Nice hard running.
1-10 Md47 FREEMAN,D. rush up middle for 6 yards to the MD41 (Drakeford), clock 06:33. 11 ace Inside zone, Zebrie washes the backside, Reliford nice, Freeman no-nonsense hard running.
2-4 Md41 FREEMAN,D. rush left for 41 yards to the MD0, 1ST DOWN FS, TOUCHDOWN, clock 05:57. 11 ace Stretch to the field. Nice block by Christian Green downfield, Truly great combo by Sanders and Fahrenkrug, Freeman makes one man miss with a nice hard cut. Excellent run.
    HOPKINS,D. kick attempt good.    
    Florida State 34, Maryland 10    
    Drive: 5 plays, 60 yards, TOP 02:53   Maryland's defense was tired, had lost a player, and FSU smelled blood.
         
    HOPKINS,D. kickoff 63 yards to the MD7, Pickett return 18 yards to the MD25 (STEVENS,T.).   Super high kickoff. Interesting. Good coverage.
         
1-10 Md25 O'Brien middle pass incomplete to Furstenburg, clock 05:47. 4-3 Tight coverage by Smith on the TE skinny post.
2-10 Md25 O'Brien throw away pass incomplete, QB hurry by JERNIGAN,T., clock 05:41. 4-3 Great pass rush.
3-10 Md25 O'Brien sideline pass incomplete to McCree (REID,G.), clock 05:37. 4-2 Great coverage by Greg Reid
    Drive: 3 plays, 0 yards, TOP 00:23   Game was statistically over here.

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