Florida State Film Review: Clemson 35, Noles 30

We've now all had time to go through Florida State's 35-30 loss to the Clemson Tigers. Box score here: Florida State - Clemson game book. Inside the fold, you'll find our observations of the defense and the play by play. Most of us were in agreement that the dissatisfaction with this performance came not from the loss itself, but rather the nature of the loss (outgunned offense comes up huge but the defense let the team down). Playing the biggest conference game of the year on the road in the best ACC atmosphere the week after hosting the #1 team in the country certainly didn't work out too well for FSU.

Offense Observations

Quarter Yard Start Time Result Plays-Yards T.O.P.
1st  F20  15:00  FIELD GOAL  9-67  4:37 
1st  F20  07:47  Punt  3-9  2:18 
1st  F29  01:48  TOUCHDOWN  5-71  1:34 
2nd  F20  11:31  Interception  1-0  0:09 
2nd  F20  09:38  Punt  5-7  3:23 
2nd  F12  03:13  Punt  3-9  1:33 
3rd  F16  10:28  Punt  6-42  2:17 
3rd  F20  02:47  TOUCHDOWN  7-80  2:52 
4th  F34  13:00  Punt  4-8  1:10 
4th  F22  08:41  TOUCHDOWN  4-78  1:20 
4th  F24  02:49  Downs  7-4  1:12 

At 6.9 yards/play with a freshman quarterback and a group of backup receivers, the offense exceeded any expectation.

Yes, the run game is an ongoing issue, but it is not the reason Florida State lost this game. FSU had a great offensive performance, given the situation. 

Give it up for the young guys! Clint Trickett played a great, great ballgame for a redshirt freshman in one of the most hostile environments in the country. 24-38 for 336, 3 TD and 1 INT is a great game. And the guys catching those passes? Also young guys. Only four of Trickett's 24 completions went to upperclassmen. Rashad Greene (8-98), Christian Green (7-77), Nick O'Leary (3-23), and Kenny Shaw (2-20) combined to catch 20 balls for 218 yards. 

But don't forget about Rodney Smith. The 6'6" junior only hauled in four passes, but they went for an impressive 118 yards and a touchdown. We stated that FSU would need Smith to step up and he did just that.

So why did Fisher go aggressive and throw, throw, throw against Clemson? This might not have been the plan from the outset, but Trickett was doing very well with the quick, rhythm passing game, and the offensive line was providing good protection. 

The passing game wasn't perfect. There were a few routes run imprecisely, Trickett didn't always read the correct side, and the protection wasn't always good. But overall, the offense did very well and it did so because of the passing attack.

The run game was poor. And an important distinction must be made here: the run game is not the reason FSU lost, but is the biggest thing that must be fixed over the next few weeks.

Also, the lack of a run game was a total team effort. The offensive line was the biggest culprit, but the backs, quarterback, tight ends and receivers all had a hand in the lack of running success.

Also, the failure in the run game was a total team effort. The offensive line (particularly the interior) did not run block well. Datko and Sanders were not an issue. Bryan Stork at center had a very tough task in drawing Brandon Thompson on the nose. Jacob Fahrenkrug and David Spurlock were (again) the biggest culprits here. Those two may have to fight to keep their jobs in the coming weeks. Still, some of this is a cohesion issue, which suggests it is fixable, at least in part.

As mentioned above, FSU also had backs missing holes, quarterbacks not checking plays correctly, and half-assed blocks from tight ends (#85) and receivers. With all this going wrong and the passing game tearing up Clemson, the lack of carries makes sense. That won't continue, however, so the run game needs to get fixed. I think FSU missed Ponder. Fans did not understand just how good he was at getting the run stuff checked correctly.

The offensive line was responsible for about ~50% of the run game issues against Clemson.

Using Jimbo's Standards to evaluate the run game.

Still, Jimbo says that it is necessary to be able to run three situations: short yardage, inside the 10 (compressed red zone) and in the four-minute drill (closing out a game with the lead). We'll evaluate the run game using those standards. FSU didn't get inside the 10, so we can't evaluate that. FSU didn't have a lead to do a four-minute drill, so an evaluation there cannot be done. FSU did have two short yardage opportunities. The 'Noles ran on one of them (the failed QB sneak) and picked up the other via the pass.

As you can see, the run game is an issue FSU will work on, but it didn't cost the 'Noles this game.

You can see the analysis of each individual run play from the play review here:

1-10 FSU 20 THOMPSON,C. rush for 13 yards to the FSU33, 1ST DOWN FSU (CHRISTIAN)... Wildcat Formation (WC) FSU has 7 blockers for Clemson's 7 box defenders. Simple math says this should be a big gainer. It is. Good block by Stork to cut the backer and provide the cutback lane.

1-10 Clem 46 THOMPSON,C. rush for 2 yards to the CLEM44 (WILLARD)... WC FSU has 7 blockers and Clemson has 6/7 box defenders. This should be a good gain. Thompson needs to hit this up the middle where there was a crease. Maybe not where the crease was expected, but a lane nonetheless.

1-10 Clem 19 THOMPSON,C. rush for 6 yards to the CLEM13 (HALL)... Inside zone weak to the field from 2TE I formation to the boundary. Good job hitting the hole by Thompson, nice block by Stork, but Thompson needs to make the safety miss in the open field. He's not a power back, his job is to make someone miss.

2-4 Clem 13 THOMPSON,C. rush for no gain to the CLEM13 (WILLARD)... WC FSU runs this right into a blitz. FSU people said there was a missed block here, but I'm not sure how they can expect Spurlock to reach Willard when pulling. Thompson's delay here doesn't help either, though I guess it is necessary to let the lineman pull. 7 blockers for 7 blitzers. Should have worked numerically, but Clemson played it well. I wonder if O'Leary was supposed to get a piece of the backer somehow? This might be a situation where it wasn't correctly checked.

1-10 FSU 20 THOMPSON,C. rush for 2 yards to the FSU22 (HAWKINS;GOODMAN). Power I to the boundary, motion pryor, Zebrie Sanders a really poor block on the end causes hesitation for the outside zone. Way too high by Zebrie. Good job Chris to get two yards.

2-4 FSU 35 THOMPSON,C. rush for 8 yards to the FSU43, 1ST DOWN FSU (HALL;KO. BROWN)... WC, twins to the field, counter to the boundary w/ Sanders pulling. Zebrie needs to cut up in hole quicker. Good hard running by Thompson gets 8. FSU had a numbers advantage, no reason they shouldn't get yardage from this.

1-10 FSU 20 THOMPSON,C. rush for 2 yards to the FSU22 (BRANCH)... I-Form Thompson needs to press this zone run to the front side. There was a lane. He wasn't thinking here or didn't see it. Blocking was good. At least he ran hard.

1-10 FSU 30 THOMPSON,C. rush for no gain to the FSU30 (GOODMAN)... WC FSU again pulling guys here. Again, timing is poor. A zone run here would be better IMO. FSU had the numbers advantage all day. 7 blockers to 7 rushers. Spurlock and Fahrenkrug mess this up, I think, and maybe Thompson could have taken this wide to the field.

3-15 FSU 25 THOMPSON,C. rush for 2 yards to the FSU27 (THOMPSON). ... Give up play with a rs-frosh on 3-15

3-1 FSU 21 TRICKETT,C. rush for no gain to the FSU21 (HAWKINS;MOORE). ... QB sneak, no movement, poor pad level by the interior linemen. Do you have an issue with this call? Some did, some did not.

1-10 FSU 16 THOMPSON,C. rush for no gain to the FSU16 (MOORE;MEEKS)... Something doesn't seem right here. Should this play have been called to the other side? Should Thompson have bounced it? I don't like the block by Datko. Put this one on the offensive line.

2-10 Clem 43 THOMPSON,C. rush for 1 yard to the CLEM42 (BREELAND). ... WC. Bad block by the receiver to the near side. Not sure Thompson is really reading these.

Thoughts?

FSU only had 53 plays in this ballgame as Clemson's drives were repeatedly extended by penalty or third down conversion. It's tough to work with only 53 plays, but FSU made the best of it under some very difficult circumstances.

FSU definitely made the most out of its drives. Only one drive ended in wasted yardage (drive not resulting in a field goal or touchdown). And even that drive helped to flip field position.  

Defense Observations

Qrtr Start Start Result Plays-Yards T.O.P.
1st  C20  10:23  TOUCHDOWN  7-80  2:36 
1st  C23  05:29  TOUCHDOWN  8-77  3:35 
1st  C21  00:08  TOUCHDOWN  9-79  3:37 
2nd  F20  11:22  Missed FG  4-2  1:44 
2nd  C22  06:15  Punt  6-23  3:02 
2nd  C37  01:40  End of half  4-0  1:40 
3rd  C20  15:00  Fumble  4-5  1:20 
3rd  C20  13:40  Punt  10-41  3:12 
3rd  C30  08:11  TOUCHDOWN  11-70  5:08 
4th  C20  14:55  TOUCHDOWN  6-80  1:49 
4th  C26  11:50  Punt  4-9  3:09 
4th  C20  07:21  Downs  9-56  4:32 

The defense lost the game for FSU. We said  going in that the defense would need to win this game for FSU by limiting Clemson and producing turnovers to set up the offense with favorable field position. That did not happen and this is on the defense, which forced only a single turnover and allowed 87 plays to be run! 

That wasn't because of the defensive line, however, as it actually played pretty well. As Bill Connelley tells it:

"FSU's defensive line is outstanding. They held Oklahoma to under 2.50 line yards per carry and got to Landry Jones multiple times, then they held Clemson to 2.01 line yards per carry and brought Tajh Boyd down a couple of times as well. Nice job."

FSU's defensive line didn't look as good as it did against Oklahoma, but you have to remember that Clemson does all of this trickery, fakes and motion. Assignment football is key against Clemson and the defensive line was very disciplined. Not perfect, mind you, but very good. We were especially impressed with the performance of the interior. Cameron Erving played 28 snaps for FSU and played them quite well. He's just a redshirt freshman who has been 19 for all of one month! We knew true freshman Tim Jernigan (27 snaps) would be a stud. He's just that good and will be the guy everyone talks about on next year's defense. But Erving is an enormous surprise. Many of us thought he would be a very late bloomer considering his age and how raw he was coming in. If he keeps improving, FSU will be scary good up the middle. We also liked the game turned in by Jacobbi McDaniel. He's now put together two consecutive good games. And Everett Dawkins also played well.

The play of the defensive ends was also pretty good in this game. Bjoern Werner was his typical self and Brandon Jenkins was active and frequently held. Jenkins didn't get a ton of pass pressure, but played the run better than expected. The best thing to come from this position, however, was probably Tank Carradine. Carradine doesn't get off the ball quickly, but against an offense like Clemson, that's not necessarily a problem as he was being asked to read and react rather than get upfield quickly. He played with good strength and balance. Dan Hicks, on the other hand, did not. He was undisciplined and Clemson really took advantage of that undisciplined play. We may do a separate post on Clemson's success with Dan Hicks in the game.

We had a long discussion on e-mail about the 3-4 alignment. Is it a good idea to have Brandon Jenkins standing up and roaming around? FSU had a successful down on 8 of the 12 snaps it played from the 3-4 alignment. We'll do a separate post on this.

The play of the linebackers was terrible. Christian Jones seemed human, while Nigel Bradham and Vince Williams were awful. The decent coverage we saw from Williams in the Oklahoma game might have been an aberration.The backers were consistently overaggressive and not filling the correct gap in the run game, and were just not getting it in the passing game. At least Bradham cut down on the personal fouls. Greg Hudson needs to get these guys right or play some younger guys like Luc and Telvin a bit more.

This was also not a banner day for the secondary. Yes, Boyd made some excellent throws, but there were also some coverage busts. Nobody was immune here. Lamarcus Joyner didn't always get over the top on double moves, Terrance Parks missed a gift interception, and both Rhodes and Harris looked pretty average. Do credit Clemson's receivers, who are really talented and will be a pain for the next year or two. And of course, Credit Tajh Boyd who made some great throws into tight coverage.

We do think FSU missed Greg Reid in coverage and would have really benefited if he was back and Mike Harris could have played the slot. But FSU should be able to play Nickel if it needs to more often than it did on Saturday (3 snaps).

There were four crucial times in which FSU had Clemson stopped and then a penalty allowed the drive to continue. Three of them were defensive penalties: 

3-4 FSU 22 BOYD pass incomplete to COOPER, PENALTY FSU pass interference 14 yards to the FSU8, 1ST X11 ..... DEFENSIVE STOP NEGATED BY PENALTY (illegitimate) #2: this pass interference is garbage. In no way did Parks interfere with the tight end. Not only that, but the throw was not catchable. FSU played this trick play well. Clemson would score on the drive.

3-11 Clem 31 PENALTY FSU pass interference 15 yards to the CLEM46, 1ST DOWN CLEM. X16 ..... DEFENSIVE STOP NEGATED BY PENALTY (legit) #1 Bradham needs to trust his coverage. He had this played well and did not need to throw the arm out there. Ball uncatchable? I think it was a good call. Clemson eventually punted, but the field position was flipped and FSU was pinned.

3-8 FSU 49 PENALTY FSU face mask (ERVING,C.) 15 yards to the FSU34, 1ST DOWN CLEM. X19 .... DEFENSIVE STOP NEGATED BY PENALTY (legit) #2 Very good pressure, just one of those things that happen. Bad bad luck. Honestly though, Brandon Jenkins needs to finish this sack. 

These four penalties (see below for fourth) allowed Clemson to run an incredible 21 additional plays. 21!

Special Teams Observations

The special teams were a mixed bag. This penalty really hurt:

4-1 Clem 43 ZIMMERMAN punt 37 yards to the FSU20, fair catch by GREENE,R., PENALTY FSU roughing the X7 kicker 5 yards to the CLEM48, 1ST DOWN CLEM, NO PLAY. ... DEFENSIVE STOP NEGATED BY PENALTY (illegitamate) #1. Joyner doesn't get a clean release to block the punt and barely touches the punter. Clemson's punter takes a ridiculous dive here. Joyner needs to stop rushing if he gets blocked at all, but he keeps coming. Credit FSU's special teams coaches for scouting out a weakness in the Clemson punt team. But you have to wonder if FSU would have tried to block the punt had Greg Reid been available. Bad call by the official, but Joyner shouldn't have been in that position.

Still, you have to like FSU identifying the weakness in Clemson's punt protection. Scheme was there, execution was lacking.

Obviously, Joyner miraculously failing to block the punt on the other attempt is a mystery of physics. I have no idea how he missed that.

The kickoffs were good and the kickoff return was actually pretty good as well. Still wondering where the hold was on Joyner's return.

The punt game was ok even with the shank as Powell averaged a net of 43 on five punts.

Lack of smarts

We all agree that this team plays some dumb football. Despite FSU practicing a ton of situational football, these guys don't seem to get it. This is on the coaches. They need to get through to them. And yes, we are aware that there are some dumb kids out there, but the goal is still the same: minimize dumb mistakes.

 

Play by Play

1-10 FSU 30 CLEM ball on CLEM30.
BENTON kickoff 70 yards to the FSU0, touchback. .....
1-10 FSU 20 THOMPSON,C. rush for 13 yards to the FSU33, 1ST DOWN FSU (CHRISTIAN). R1 ..... WC FSU has 7 blockers for Clemson's 7 box defenders. Simple math says this should be a big gainer. It is. Good block by Stork to cut the backer and provide the cutback lane.
1-10 FSU 33 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to GREEN,C. for 21 yards to the CLEM46, 1ST DOWN FSU (HALL). P2 ..... Gun 4 wide tight ensures zone coverage. Standard FSU smash play. Good ball by Trickett good route (corner) by Green.
1-10 Clem 46 THOMPSON,C. rush for 2 yards to the CLEM44 (WILLARD). ..... WC FSU has 7 blockers and Clemson has 6/7 box defenders. This should be a good gain. Thompson needs to hit this up the middle where there was a crease. Maybe not where the crease was expected, but a lane nonetheless.
2-8 Clem 44 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to O'LEARY,N. for 11 yards to the CLEM33, 1ST DOWN FSU P3 ..... Gun 4-wide, O'Leary split wide. Good ball in rhythm. O'Leary running a curl perhaps and worked it back to center.
(CHRISTIAN). .....
1-10 Clem 33 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to SMITH,R. for 14 yards to the CLEM19, 1ST DOWN FSU P4 ..... Power-I, motion out Lonnie, void in the middle where the backer cleared, Rodney finds the void and Clint hits him on the 3-step.
(BREWER;HALL). .....
1-10 Clem 19 THOMPSON,C. rush for 6 yards to the CLEM13 (HALL). ..... Inside zone weak to the field from 2TE I formation to the boundary. Good job hitting the hole by Thompson, nice block by Stork, but Thompson needs to make the safety miss in the open field. He's not a power back, his job is to make someone miss.
2-4 Clem 13 THOMPSON,C. rush for no gain to the CLEM13 (WILLARD). ..... WC FSU runs this right into a blitz. FSU people said there was a missed block here, but I'm not sure how they can expect Spurlock to reach Willard when pulling. Thompson's delay here doesn't help either, though I guess it is necessary to let the lineman pull. 7 blockers for 7 blitzers. Should have worked numerically, but Clemson played it well. I wonder if O'Leary was supposed to get a piece of the backer somehow?
3-4 Clem 13 TRICKETT,C. pass incomplete to GREEN,C., QB hurry by MOORE. ..... 3 WR 2 TE Gun Twins to the boundary. This is quickgame, I think, as Stork cuts the nose. Datko ad Fahrenkrug miscommunicate and let the 5-tech go free. Major mental error on someone there (likely Krug). Trickett pass just misses Green who would have come open on the comeback to the field.
4-4 Clem 13 HOPKINS,D. field goal attempt from 32 GOOD, clock 10:23. .....
Florida State 3, Clemson 0 .....
9 plays, 67 yards, 4:37 ..... Great opening drive for a really out-gunned offense. Clemson had not adjusted to the WC at this point either, though I'd like to see FSU zone block that and not run power from it. Much better opening drive than anyone expected. Good job by the offensive staff of getting the offense ready to go.
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HOPKINS,D. kickoff 70 yards to the CLEM0, touchback. .....
CLEMSON drive start at 10:23. .....
1-10 Clem 20 BOYD pass incomplete to JA. BROWN (WILLIAMS,V.). ..... Angle route to Brown, Vince gets a piece of it.
2-10 Clem 20 ELLINGTON rush for 3 yards to the CLEM23 (JONES,C.). ..... Clemson 2 pullers, Jones is a bit slow to fill and Jenkins doesn't squeeze all that well.
3-7 Clem 23 BOYD pass complete to HOPKINS for 7 yards to the CLEM30, 1ST DOWN CLEM (MCCLOUD,A.). P1 ..... FSU in man coverage on a 5-man blitz. CU picks it up and Hopkins great move to reverse out.
1-10 Clem 30 BOYD pass incomplete to BRYANT, PENALTY FSU pass interference (RHODES,X.) 15 yards to the X2 ..... Play action, looks like a 1-man route, Rhodes #27 doesn't keep outside position and safety Joyner can't help as a result.
CLEM45, 1ST DOWN CLEM, NO PLAY. .....
1-10 Clem 45 BOYD pass complete to WATKINS for 20 yards to the FSU35, 1ST DOWN CLEM P3 ..... Bubble off PA, good sell by Boyd, Mike Harris doesn't force the play back to the inside where he has help. Must keep leverage on the ball
(PARKS,T.;BRADHAM,N.). .....
1-10 FSU 35 BOYD rush for 11 yards to the FSU24, 1ST DOWN CLEM (HARRIS,M.). R4 ..... Zone read, Parks gets himself blocked.
1-10 FSU 24 ELLINGTON rush for no gain to the FSU24 (JERNIGAN,T.). ..... Jernigan makes the tackle, but Werner blows up the block of the tight end to really stop the play.
2-10 FSU 24 BOYD pass complete to WATKINS for 24 yards to the FSU0, 1ST DOWN CLEM, TOUCHDOWN, clock P5 ..... Vince Williams must be deeper here and the safety must be more to the center of the field. Good job of picking on the slow llinebacker Williams, but Vince has a responsibility and must be deeper here.
1-G FSU 03 CATANZARO kick attempt good. .....
Clemson 7, Florida State 3 .....
7 plays, 80 yards, 2:36 ..... FSU had one chance to stop this drive: the first third down. After that, Clemson was in an excellent rhythm and FSU was not remaining composed. No leverage on the ball, poor spacing, pursuit and angles.
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BENTON kickoff 70 yards to the FSU0, touchback. .....
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 07:47. .....
1-10 FSU 20 THOMPSON,C. rush for 2 yards to the FSU22 (HAWKINS;GOODMAN). ..... Power I to the boundary, motion pryor, Zebrie Sanders a really poor block on the end causes hesitation for the outside zone. Way too high by Zebrie. Good job Chris to get two yards.
2-8 FSU 22 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to GREENE,R. for 3 yards to the FSU25 (SENSABAUGH;HALL). ..... Trickett bangs the hitch. He had time and maybe could have found something else, but RS freshman on the road sets up manageable 3rd down. Can't complain.
3-5 FSU 25 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to O'LEARY,N. for 4 yards to the FSU29 (SENSABAUGH). ..... This is a good read and a good throw by Trickett. O'Leary needs to break this tackle and needs to turn upfield faster. Very good tackle. Also, didn't really impact the play, but Krug was too quick to help Stork and missed the blitzer coming through the left B gap.
4-1 FSU 29 POWELL,S. punt 55 yards to the CLEM16, HOPKINS return 7 yards to the CLEM23 (SMITH,T.). ..... Very nice punt (net of 45).
3 plays, 9 yards, 2:18 ..... FSU was close to getting a third down here, but Clemson played better defense on this drive. A two-minute three -&- out is definitely grinding some clock, however.
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CLEMSON drive start at 05:29. .....
1-10 Clem 23 ELLINGTON rush for 8 yards to the CLEM31 (MCCLOUD,A.;BRADHAM,N.). ..... Bradham overpursues b/c of guard action. Vince held backside with ZR action.
2-2 Clem 31 ELLINGTON rush for 3 yards to the CLEM34, 1ST DOWN CLEM (CARRADINE,C.). R6 ..... Tank Carradine played much better this game. He's not real quick off the ball, but against this style of offense, he didn't need to be.
1-10 Clem 34 WATKINS rush for 3 yards to the CLEM37 (HARRIS,M.). ..... This is how you play the fly sweep. Harris defeats the blocker and makes the quick tackle. Good job to turn this out by Carradine.
2-7 Clem 37 BOYD pass complete to WATKINS for 6 yards to the CLEM43 (RHODES,X.). ..... Terrible tackling by Vince Williams. Should have been a 4-yard gain at best.
3-1 Clem 43 ELLINGTON rush for no gain to the CLEM43 (JONES,C.;CARRADINE,C.). ..... Great job by Cameron Erving to create the pile and absorb the blocker. This is a stop!
5 plys, 20 yards ..... This was a decent defensive drive results wise, but not great to watch.
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4-1 Clem 43 ZIMMERMAN punt 37 yards to the FSU20, fair catch by GREENE,R., PENALTY FSU roughing the X7 kicker 5 yards to the CLEM48, 1ST DOWN CLEM, NO PLAY. ..... DEFENSIVE STOP NEGATED BY PENALTY (illegitamate) #1. Joyner doesn't get a clean release to block the punt and barely touches the punter. Clemson's punter takes a ridiculous dive here. Joyner needs to stop rushing if he gets blocked at all, but he keeps coming. Credit FSU's special teams coaches for scouting out a weakness in the Clemson punt team. But you have to wonder if FSU would have tried to block the punt had Greg Reid been available. Bad call by the official, but Joyner shouldn't have been in that position.
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1-10 Clem 48 BOYD pass complete to HOPKINS for 50 yards to the FSU2, 1ST DOWN CLEM (HARRIS,M.). P8 ..... Sudden Change situation! Ever since Pee Wee you know that teams go for the jugular after sudden change. Mike Harris lets Hopkins get behind him. He catches up, but this is a good route and a very good throw. Credit Boyd and Hopkins here too. Also, if you are beat on this, TACKLE THE RECEIVER. 15 yards is beter than 50 yards. Get the pass interference if need be. Harris is usually very situation smart, but he played dumb in this game.
1-G FSU 02 ELLINGTON rush for 1 yard to the FSU1 (WERNER,B.). ..... Pitch play, Bjoern Werner badly held, still makes a great effort to fight through and make the tackle. Christian Jones also good taking on the block.
2-G FSU 01 BOYD rush for 1 yard to the FSU0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 01:54. ..... Sneak from the inch line.
1-G FSU 03 CATANZARO kick attempt good. .....
Clemson 14, Florida State 3 .....
4 plays, 52 yards, TD ..... I labeled this as a separate drive because Joyner's penalty is of the special teams variety and not on the defense. The defense and special teams were being counted on to carry FSU in this game and so far they have failed.
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BENTON kickoff 70 yards to the FSU0, WILLIAMS,K. return 29 yards to the FSU29 (BREELAND). ..... ooh, I like Karlos Williams as a return man. Know why? Because he's not an irreplacable starter! Oh, and good return.
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FLORIDA STATE drive start at 01:48. .....
1-10 FSU 29 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to GREEN,C. for 6 yards to the FSU35. ..... K-Gun twins to the field. Nickelback blitz from the field, good pickup by Thompson, Trckett doesn't need to scramble here, byt good job by Christian Green to get open. Throw slightly behind Green. If on target he could grab 5+ more yards. RS freshman QB, this is fine.
2-4 FSU 35 THOMPSON,C. rush for 8 yards to the FSU43, 1ST DOWN FSU (HALL;KO. BROWN). R5 ..... WC, twins to the field, counter to the boundary w/ Sanders pulling. Zebrie needs to cut up in hole quicker. Good hard running by Thompson gets 8. FSU had a numbers advantage, no reason they shouldn't get yardage from this.
1-10 FSU 43 TRICKETT,C. pass incomplete to O'LEARY,N.. ..... Power I WR to the boundary, motion Lonnie out to widen the backer. Play action, Trickett has all kinds of time thanks to great protection and O'Leary is open for a 20-yard gain. Leads him too much. O'Leary dives and should catch the poorly thrown ball.
2-10 FSU 43 TRICKETT,C. pass incomplete to GREEN,C.. ..... K gun, wr tight to the boundary, Clemson blitzes, excellent pass protection from the oline, Trickett tries to hit Green on the deep in cut and badly overthrows Green. Good job of Trickett standing in the pocket and not feeling false pressure.
3-10 FSU 43 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to SMITH,R. for 57 yards to the CLEM0, 1ST DOWN FSU, TOUCHDOWN, P6 ..... Clemson blitzes to the field, Datko and everyone walls it, Trickett slides left, loads up and sees 6'6" Rodney Smith. Great throw.
1-G Clem 03 HOPKINS,D. kick attempt good. .....
Clemson 14, Florida State 10 .....
5 plays, 71 yards, 1:40 .....
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HOPKINS,D. kickoff 70 yards to the CLEM0, WATKINS return 21 yards to the CLEM21 .....
CLEMSON drive start at 00:08. .....
1-10 Clem 21 BOYD rush for 6 yards to the CLEM27 (RHODES,X.). ..... One of two things happened here: 1) Dan Hicks was undisciplined and ignored his responsibility against the qb read, or 2) FSU was playing backer over and Vince Williams ignored his responsibility against the QB read.
2-4 Clem 27 Start of 2nd quarter, clock 15:00. .....
2-4 Clem 27 BOYD pass incomplete to ALLEN (BRADHAM,N.). ..... Pretty decent coverage by Bradham here, but Boyd is also late with the ball.
3-4 Clem 27 BOYD rush for 8 yards to the CLEM35, 1ST DOWN CLEM (HARRIS,M.). R9 ..... Dan Hicks is way, way undisciplined in his pass rush and leaves a huge hole. He didn't play a bunch of snaps after this. Coverage was very good and FSU should have had Clemson off the field here, or at least forced a contested throw.
1-10 Clem 35 BOYD pass complete to HOPKINS for 4 yards to the CLEM39. ..... Quick game.
Florida State's Anthony McCloud shaken up on the play. .....
2-6 Clem 39 BOYD pass complete to BRYANT for 33 yards to the FSU28, 1ST DOWN CLEM P10 ..... This is when I thought FSU might really be in trouble. This is not bad coverage. Just a perfect throw. Indefensible.
1-10 FSU 28 McDOWELL rush for 5 yards to the FSU23 (JERNIGAN,T.). ..... I do not think FSU is lined up correctly here. In a 3-man front, and when Dawkins widens out, the backer has to stack or the mike needs to adjust. Creates too much of a natural bubble. Clemson should have busted this for bigger yardage.
2-5 FSU 23 McDOWELL rush for 1 yard to the FSU22 (JENKINS,B.;BRADHAM,N.). ..... 3-man front again. GREAT individual effort by Brandon Jenkins to squeeze this.
3-4 FSU 22 BOYD pass incomplete to COOPER, PENALTY FSU pass interference 14 yards to the FSU8, 1ST X11 ..... DEFENSIVE STOP NEGATED BY PENALTY (illegitimate) #2: this pass interference is garbage. In no way did Parks interfere with the tight end. Not only that, but the throw was not catchable. FSU played this trick play well.
1-G FSU 08 BOYD rush for 1 yard to the FSU7 (JONES,C.). ..... Triple option with Watkins as a possible pitch man. Werner and Jones play this thing beautifully, defeating blocks, good leverage, swarm to the football, etc.
2-G FSU 07 PENALTY CLEM false start 5 yards to the FSU12. .....
2-G FSU 12 BOYD pass complete to ALLEN for 12 yards to the FSU0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 11:31. ..... Jones has outside leverage and flat responsibility and got caught peeking in the backfield. Allen is way, way too good of a tight end when he is trying for Jones to be doing this. Undisciplined.
1-G FSU 03 CATANZARO kick attempt good. .....
Clemson 21, Florida State 10 .....
9 plays, 79 yards, 3:37 ..... Like most successful drives, this one was a mixture of offensive execution and lack thereof from the defense. Boyd's great throw down the sideline was the biggest blow. Still, FSU stopped Clemson here and a BS penalty let Clemson off the hook.
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BENTON kickoff 70 yards to the FSU0, touchback. .....
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FLORIDA STATE drive start at 11:31. .....
1-10 FSU 20 TRICKETT,C. pass intercepted by CHRISTIAN at the FSU24, CHRISTIAN return 4 yards to the ..... Bootleg, good fake, has to put the ball over the backer and just doesn't. Jimbo says arm is way too low and I won't argue that.
FSU20 (TRICKETT,C.). .....
1 play, 0 yards, 0:09 .....
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CLEMSON drive start at 11:22. .....
1-10 FSU 20 BELLAMY rush for no gain to the FSU20 (HARRIS,M.;BRADHAM,N.). ..... Good leverage by Jenkins, Bradham and Harris. This could have been a big play had they bought the fake
2-10 FSU 20 BOYD pass complete to ELLINGTON for 1 yard to the FSU19 (BRADHAM,N.). ..... Fake the jet, throw the outlet with a blocker. Clemson didn't sell the fake very well and Bradham is easily on the throw.
3-9 FSU 19 BOYD rush for 1 yard to the FSU18 (WERNER,B.). ..... Excellent pass rush by the front four (no blitz. Boyd is flushed but pursuit is excellent). Notice how they didn't go real wide to allow lanes.
4-8 FSU 18 CATANZARO field goal attempt from 35 MISSED - wide left, spot at FSU20, clock 09:38. .....
4 plays, 2 yards, 1:44 .....
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FLORIDA STATE drive start at 09:38. .....
1-10 FSU 20 THOMPSON,C. rush for 2 yards to the FSU22 (BRANCH). ..... I-Form Thompson needs to press this zone run to the front side. There was a lane. He wasn't thinking here or didn't see it. Blocking was good. At least he ran hard.
2-8 FSU 22 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to O'LEARY,N. for 8 yards to the FSU30, 1ST DOWN FSU (HALL). P7 ..... Gun 4-wide with O'Leary split out as a TE. Poorly thrown ball, good adjustment by O'Leary. Better ball and O'Leary could run.
1-10 FSU 30 THOMPSON,C. rush for no gain to the FSU30 (GOODMAN). ..... WC FSU again pulling guys here. Again, timing is poor. A zone run here would be better IMO. FSU had the numbers advantage all day. 7 blockers to 7 rushers. Spurlock and Fahrenkrug mess this up, I think, and maybe Thompson could have taken this wide to the field.
2-10 FSU 30 PENALTY FSU false start 5 yards to the FSU25. ..... Several linemen move. Called on #77.
2-15 FSU 25 Timeout Florida State, clock 07:04. .....
2-15 FSU 25 TRICKETT,C. pass incomplete to GREEN,C.. ..... Can't see this on the replay. Clint scrambled, didn't see formation looked like Green and Greene ran the wrong route.
3-15 FSU 25 Timeout Florida State, clock 06:57. ..... K-Gun
3-15 FSU 25 THOMPSON,C. rush for 2 yards to the FSU27 (THOMPSON). ..... Give up play with a rs-frosh
4-13 FSU 27 POWELL,S. punt 51 yards to the CLEM22, out-of-bounds. ..... Excellent punt.
5 plays, 7 yards, 3:23 .....
CLEMSON drive start at 06:15. .....
1-10 Clem 22 BOYD pass complete to HOPKINS for 8 yards to the CLEM30 (RHODES,X.). ..... Comeback route.
2-2 Clem 30 ELLINGTON rush for no gain to the CLEM30 (CARRADINE,C.). ..... Excellent job to submarine the blocker by Carradine.
3-2 Clem 30 ELLINGTON rush for 8 yards to the CLEM38, 1ST DOWN CLEM (JOYNER,L.). R12 ..... Vince Williams doesn't get off a block. Good block, but he needs to not lose contain.
1-10 Clem 38 BOYD pass complete to WATKINS for 6 yards to the CLEM44 (WILLIAMS,V.). ..... Bubble to Watkins, hides and confuses FSU's blockers. Williams lets him inside.
2-4 Clem 44 BOYD pass complete to B. THOMAS for loss of 1 yard to the CLEM43 (MCCLOUD,A.). ..... Ball HITS NIGEL BRADHAM IN THE HELMET AND HE DIDN'T CATCH IT. Not sure he saw it until the last second. Just one of those days.
3-5 Clem 43 BOYD rush for 2 yards to the CLEM45 (SMITH,T.;DAWKINS,E.). ..... Good coverage and pass pressure, small scramble.
6 plays, 23 yards, 3:02 .....
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4-3 Clem 45 ZIMMERMAN punt 43 yards to the FSU12, downed. ..... Greene needs to catch the damn ball here. Catch. The. Ball. Don't let it bounce and roll.
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FLORIDA STATE drive start at 03:13. .....
1-10 FSU 12 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to GREEN,C. for 6 yards to the FSU18 (SENSABAUGH). ..... Bubble to CG for 6. Good blocking, needs to stay inbounds.
2-4 FSU 18 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to GREENE,R. for 3 yards to the FSU21 (SENSABAUGH). ..... Excellent jam by the Clemson DB, Greene is just short on the shallow cross.
3-1 FSU 21 TRICKETT,C. rush for no gain to the FSU21 (HAWKINS;MOORE). ..... QB sneak, no movement, poor pad level by the interior linemen. Do you have an issue with this call? Some did, some did not.
3 plays, 9 yards, 1:33 .....
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4-1 FSU 21 POWELL,S. punt 42 yards to the CLEM37, out-of-bounds. ..... 42-yard net is ok.
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CLEMSON drive start at 01:40. .....
1-10 Clem 37 BOYD pass complete to WATKINS for 15 yards to the FSU48, PENALTY CLEM holding 10 yards to the CLEM27, NO PLAY. ..... Finally, Clemson is called for a hold.
1-20 Clem 27 BOYD rush for no gain to the CLEM27 (JENKINS,B.). ..... 4-man rush from 3-man line, Boyd does a poor job feeling pressure and runs into the back of his linemen.
2-20 Clem 27 BOYD sacked for loss of 9 yards to the CLEM18 (JENKINS,B.). ..... Nice rush from BJ and the line.
3-29 Clem 18 Timeout Florida State, clock 00:53. .....
3-29 Clem 18 ELLINGTON rush for 4 yards to the CLEM22 (ERVING,C.). ..... give up rush.
4-25 Clem 22 Timeout Clemson, clock 00:10. ..... Good defensive series. The defensive line really turned up the intensity when it realized Clemson wouldn't be any threat to run.
3 plays, -15 yards .....
4-25 Clem 22 PENALTY FSU roughing the kicker (JOYNER,L.) 15 yards to the CLEM37, 1ST DOWN CLEM. X13 ..... Not a costly error in terms of Clemson scoring. Costly because FSU could have scored off the block. Excellent scouting by FSU to identify the weakness, but again, poor job by Joyer in execution.
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1-10 Clem 37 BOYD pass incomplete to WATKINS, QB hurry by JERNIGAN,T.. .....
End of half, clock 00:00. .....
1 play, 0 yards .....
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END OF 2nd QUARTER: Clemson 21, Florida State 10 .....
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CLEMSON drive start at 15:00. .....
1-10 Clem 20 BOYD pass complete to WATKINS for 7 yards to the CLEM27 (JONES,C.). ..... Swing to Watkins, jukes out Jones.
2-3 Clem 27 ELLINGTON rush for 6 yards to the CLEM33, 1ST DOWN CLEM (DAWKINS,E.). R14 ..... Bradham reads this incorrectly. False steps.
1-10 Clem 33 BOYD rush for 4 yards to the CLEM37 (DAWKINS,E.). ..... QB keep.
2-6 Clem 37 BOYD pass intercepted by WERNER,B. at the CLEM25, WERNER,B. return 25 yards to the CLEM0, ..... Christian takes a bad angle here actually, but Boyd dodges blind pressure. Ball pops up as Boyd tried to throw it and Werner is jonny on the spot.
TOUCHDOWN, clock 13:40. .....
The previous play is under further review. .....
4 plays, 17 yards, 1:20 .....
1-G Clem 03 HOPKINS,D. kick attempt good. .....
Clemson 21, Florida State 17 .....
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HOPKINS,D. kickoff 70 yards to the CLEM0, touchback. .....
CLEMSON drive start at 13:40. .....
1-10 Clem 20 BOYD rush for loss of 1 yard to the CLEM19 (ERVING,C.). ..... Excellent play by Jenkins to turn Boyd back inside on the QB keep
2-11 Clem 19 BOYD pass complete to JA. BROWN for 13 yards to the CLEM32, 1ST DOWN CLEM (WILLIAMS,V.). P15 ..... Pretty tight coverage. Very nice throw and catch here. Jimbo wanted Vince not to turn and run, but rather to keep his shoulders square and shuffle. This is the least of the worries.
1-10 Clem 32 BELLAMY rush for loss of 1 yard to the CLEM31 (MCDANIEL,J.;HARRIS,M.). ..... Jaccobi got low and made a great individual play
2-11 Clem 31 BOYD pass incomplete to HOPKINS, QB hurry by MCDANIEL,J.. ..... Total team effort resulting in the pass pressure.
3-11 Clem 31 PENALTY FSU pass interference 15 yards to the CLEM46, 1ST DOWN CLEM. X16 ..... DEFENSIVE STOP NEGATED BY PENALTY (legit) #1 Bradham needs to trust his coverage. He had this played well and did not need to throw the arm out there. Ball uncatchable? I think it was a good call.
1-10 Clem 46 BOYD rush for 5 yards to the FSU49 (HARRIS,M.). ..... McDaniel misses the tackle here after beating his blocker.
2-5 FSU 49 BOYD pass incomplete to JA. BROWN (PARKS,T.). ..... Parks jumps the route, it is one of the only bad balls Boyd threw all day, and it hits him in the chest. How the hell does TP4 not catch this ball. Ugh.
3-5 FSU 49 BOYD pass complete to ALLEN for 9 yards to the FSU40, 1ST DOWN CLEM (BRADHAM,N.). P17 ..... Boyd moved very well in the pocket and found the open man.
1-10 FSU 40 BOYD pass incomplete to ELLINGTON, dropped pass. ..... Tight coverage by Parks, perfect pass and just dropped. Good Lord Boyd was on target Saturday.
2-10 FSU 40 BOYD pass incomplete to FORD. ..... Finally some pressure in Boyd's face and he fires too high. Threw it off his back foot.
3-10 FSU 40 BOYD pass complete to ELLINGTON for 6 yards to the FSU34 (HARRIS,M.). ..... Good job forcing the pass underneath.
4-4 FSU 34 Timeout Clemson, clock 10:35. .....
4-4 FSU 34 PENALTY CLEM false start (ALLEN) 5 yards to the FSU39. ..... Going for this is the 100% correct call by Clemson. False start helped FSU big time.
10 plays, 41 yards, 3:12 ..... Decent defense on this drive, but Parks must make the interception.
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4-9 FSU 39 BENTON punt 23 yards to the FSU16, out-of-bounds. .....
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FLORIDA STATE drive start at 10:28. .....
1-10 FSU 16 THOMPSON,C. rush for no gain to the FSU16 (MOORE;MEEKS). ..... Something doesn't seem right here. Should this play have been called to the other side? Should Thompson have bounced it? I don't like the block by Datko. Put this one on the offensive line.
2-10 FSU 16 TRICKETT,C. pass incomplete to SMITH,R.. ..... Quick game, excellent pass protection to open pass lanes. Bad throw by Clint.
3-10 FSU 16 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to SMITH,R. for 41 yards to the CLEM43, 1ST DOWN FSU (BREELAND). P8 ..... Good job by Rodney to give Clint space to throw ball. Good throw. Pass protection is good here. 6-man blitz. Good job by Clint to quickly identify.
1-10 Clem 43 TRICKETT,C. pass incomplete to GREENE,R. (BREELAND), QB hurry by THOMPSON. ..... Greene runs into the umpire. He was absolutely open if he doesn't run into the umpire. Poor pass block by Spurlock. Thompson beat him here.
2-10 Clem 43 THOMPSON,C. rush for 1 yard to the CLEM42 (BREELAND). ..... WC. Bad block by the receiver to the near side. Not sure Thompson is really reading these.
3-9 Clem 42 TRICKETT,C. pass incomplete to GREEN,C.. ..... TE open in boundary, Clint worked to the field. Misread. Protection was fine, Clint did not need to leave the pocket so quickly.
6 plays, 42 yards, 2:17 .....
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4-9 Clem 42 POWELL,S. punt 12 yards to the CLEM30, out-of-bounds. ..... Shank
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CLEMSON drive start at 08:11. .....
1-10 Clem 30 ELLINGTON rush for 19 yards to the CLEM49, 1ST DOWN CLEM (RHODES,X.;JONES,C.). R18 ..... Nifty play by Ellington. Vince does not step up in the hole as needed, but this was very well done by Clemson.
1-10 Clem 49 ELLINGTON rush for 2 yards to the FSU49 (HICKS,D.;MCCLOUD,A.). ..... Nice leverage by McCloud
2-8 FSU 49 BOYD pass incomplete to JA. BROWN. ..... Tight coverage by Rhodes, good pressure by Hicks to force the high throw.
3-8 FSU 49 PENALTY FSU face mask (ERVING,C.) 15 yards to the FSU34, 1ST DOWN CLEM. X19 ..... DEFENSIVE STOP NEGATED BY PENALTY (legit) #2 Very good pressure, just one of those things that happen. Bad bad luck. Honestly though, Brandon Jenkins needs to finish this sack. All American?
1-10 FSU 34 Fumble by BOYD, TEAM rush for loss of 4 yards to the FSU38. ..... bad snap
2-14 FSU 38 BOYD pass complete to HOPKINS for 9 yards to the FSU29 (JOYNER,L.). ..... Play action, tight coverage by Joyner. Parks, however, really messed up the coverage on the tight end. Boyd didn't see it.
3-5 FSU 29 BOYD pass complete to WATKINS for 16 yards to the FSU13, 1ST DOWN CLEM P20 ..... Vince Williams screws up. He does not have flat/bubble responsibility. He has hook responsibility. Clemson throws ball to where Vince should have been.
1-10 FSU 13 BOYD rush for 2 yards to the FSU11 (JONES,C.). ..... Good open field tackling by Jones.
2-8 FSU 11 BOYD pass complete to HUMPHRIES for 6 yards to the FSU5 (PARKS,T.). ..... Vince Williams again closest man to wide open receiver...
3-2 FSU 05 ELLINGTON rush for 3 yards to the FSU2, 1ST DOWN CLEM (DAWKINS,E.;JERNIGAN,T.). R21 ..... Quick toss, well blocked.
1-G FSU 02 Timeout Clemson, clock 03:37. .....
1-G FSU 02 ELLINGTON rush for 1 yard to the FSU1 (BRADHAM,N.). .....
2-G FSU 01 ELLINGTON rush for 1 yard to the FSU0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 03:03. .....
1-G FSU 03 CATANZARO kick attempt good. .....
Clemson 28, Florida State 17 .....
11 plays, 70 yards, 5:24 .....
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BENTON kickoff 68 yards to the FSU2, JOYNER,L. return 28 yards to the FSU30 (LEWIS), .....
PENALTY FSU holding 10 yards to the FSU20, 1st and 10, FSU ball on FSU20. ..... Very questionable hold on this play. Very questionable. If you saw it, lemme know.
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FLORIDA STATE drive start at 02:47. .....
1-10 FSU 20 Timeout Florida State, clock 02:47. ..... How the hell does a team not get the play off coming out of a kickoff? Oh, redshirt freshman.
1-10 FSU 20 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to GREEN,C. for 9 yards to the FSU29 (BREWER). ..... Clemson blitzes, FSU bangs the slant. Good work all around by QB, OL, WR
2-1 FSU 29 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to GREENE,R. for 5 yards to the FSU34, 1ST DOWN FSU P9 ..... First down on the clearout. Good movement by Clint. He had to because Fahrenkrug had terrible footwork in pass pro. Explosive play by the Clemson DT.
1-10 FSU 34 TRICKETT,C. rush for 1 yard to the FSU35 (HAWKINS), PENALTY FSU holding 10 yards to the ..... This holding call on Thompson is garbage. Thompson did a great job blocking here and had great leverage. Hands were inside. Bad call. O'Leary has chip responsibility here, I think. Jimbo chewed him after the play, and it doesn't make much sense to let the TE go free without a chip.
1-20 FSU 24 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to SMITH,R. for 6 yards to the FSU30 (HAWKINS). ..... Middle screen, well played by Clemson.
2-14 FSU 30 TRICKETT,C. pass incomplete to THOMPSON,C. (MOORE). ..... Bad throw way behind Thompson.
3-14 FSU 30 TRICKETT,C. pass incomplete to GREENE,R., PENALTY CLEM pass interference (ROBINSON) 15 X10 yards to the FSU45, 1ST DOWN FSU, NO PLAY.Play-by-Play Summary (3rd quarter) ..... I did not see a good angle on this.
1-10 FSU 45 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to GREEN,C. for 13 yards to the CLEM42, 1ST DOWN FSU (BREWER). P11 ..... Flood clearout for Green. Nice design and accurate throw.
1-10 Clem 42 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to GREENE,R. for 12 yards to the CLEM30, 1ST DOWN FSU P12 ..... Green drifts too far. He needs to stick this route and sit so Clint can hit him and he can turn and go. Why work to coverage?
END OF 3rd QUARTER: Clemson 28, Florida State 17 .....
1-10 Clem 30 Start of 4th quarter, clock 15:00. .....
1-10 Clem 30 TRICKETT,C. pass complete to GREENE,R. for 30 yards to the CLEM0, 1ST DOWN FSU, P13 ..... Single coverage, Greene gets off press coverage well, Clemson blitzes, it's picked up, and Trickett throws a nice ball over the correct shoulder. Safety can't get over in time. Nice drive.
TOUCHDOWN, clock 14:55. .....
1-G Clem 03 TRICKETT,C. pass attempt failed. ..... I understand going for two from the standpoint that FSU has a great kicker and if the margin is three, the chance of tying it is high. But I still don't like it here, because if you miss and the opponent kicks a field goal, then you need a TD and a 2-pt just to tie. Then again, I don't think it is much of a difference.
Clemson 28, Florida State 23 .....
7 plays, 80 yards, 2:52 .....
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HOPKINS,D. kickoff 70 yards to the CLEM0, touchback. .....
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CLEMSON drive start at 14:55. .....
1-10 Clem 20 BOYD pass incomplete to WATKINS. .....
2-10 Clem 20 BOYD pass incomplete to WATKINS (HARRIS,M.). ..... Very good covergae by Harris to play the man and read Watkins.
3-10 Clem 20 BOYD pass complete to ALLEN for 12 yards to the CLEM32, 1ST DOWN CLEM (RHODES,X.). P22 ..... Very nice sidearm throw by Boyd. FSU had pressure on Boyd and he made a very good throw.
1-10 Clem 32 WATKINS rush for 4 yards to the CLEM36 (PARKS,T.). ..... Good job by Parks to fill the alley. Good pressure from the DL, but he missed the tackle.
2-6 Clem 36 ELLINGTON rush for 2 yards to the CLEM38 (DAWKINS,E.). ..... Good penetration by Jernigan and nice cleanup by Dawkins.
3-4 Clem 38 BOYD pass complete to WATKINS for 62 yards to the FSU0, 1ST DOWN CLEM, TOUCHDOWN, clock P23 ..... Joyner screws this up. Harris MUST play the slant, which leaves Joyner deep on a double move. Joyner is late getting there and misses the tackle.

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