Florida State football film review: N.C. State 2nd Quarter

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The 'Noles played lock down defense and pushed their lead to 16-0 at the half, but failed red zone trips would later haunt them.

Offensive formations are denoted by [# of backs][# of tight ends][shotgun, if applicable]

Defensive formations denoted by [# of DL][# of linebackers][# of defensive backs if more than 4]

Down Distance Play O-Form D-Form Analysis
1-10 at St21 THOMPSON, C. rush for 5 yards to the ST16 (Bishop,B.;Wolff,E.). 21 425 FSU really has something going here, running the lead zone to the weak side with a slot. Whoever FSU lines up in the slot gets a great block on their defender.
2-5 at St16 THOMPSON, C. rush for 12 yards to the ST4, 1ST DOWN FS (Bishop,B.;Wolff,E.). 21 425 Same play, but NC State blitzes the corner at the run. Tre Jackson does a great job getting a seal on the lineback, providing an alley inside.
1-G at St04 Manuel, EJ pass complete to O'LEARY, N. for 4 yards to the ST0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 13:53. 21 43 Play action gets the linebacker flowing forward and O'Leary runs right past him. Nice throw and catch.
HOPKINS, D. kick attempt good.
Florida State 10, NC State 0
Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, TOP 05:36 Making it look easy right now.
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 65 yards to the ST0, touchback.
1-10 at St20 NC STATE drive start at 13:53.
1-10 at St20 Thornton,S. rush for 9 yards to the ST29 (MCALLISTER, D.;NEWBERRY, G.). 11 425 Stoned at the point of attack, Thornton is able to spin off the pile for 4.
2-1 at St29 Glennon,M. pass incomplete to Payton,Q.. 12 43 The receiver slips on an out cut. It's a good thing Glennon did not look back the other way as the tight end ran right by Karlos Williams.
3-1 at St29 Glennon,M. pass complete to Hegedus,C. for 6 yards to the ST35, 1ST DOWN ST (DARBY, R.). 10 425 Darby breaks on the slant a hair late, allowing the first down.
1-10 at St35 Thornton,S. rush for 2 yards to the ST37 (FREEMAN, D.;SMITH, TEL.). 12 gun 43 Wildcat play. Timmy Jernigan having none of it, gets off his block and makes the tackle.
2-8 at St37 Glennon,M. pass complete to Payton,Q. for 19 yards to the FS44, 1ST DOWN ST (JOYNER, L.;MOODY, N.). 21 43 Darby needs to stop trying to break on the ball on every single throw his way, especially if he's late. Hit the receiver, separate the ball and make him think twice about catching it the next time.
1-10 at Fs44 Creecy,T. rush for loss of 6 yards to the 50 yardline (WERNER, B.). 21 43 Werner starts inside, reads outside run and completely runs away from the guard. Great closing speed to make the play in the backfield.
2-16 at St50 Glennon,M. pass incomplete to Payton,Q.. 10 gun 425 Xavier Rhodes is in perfect hip pocket position on the fade which Glennon overthrows anyway.
3-16 at St50 Glennon,M. pass intercepted by BROOKS, T. at the FS37, BROOKS, T. return 8 yards to the FS45 (Smith,R.). 01 gun 425 FSU looks to be in quarters coverage here. Glennon tries to get the deep out to his TE and Brooks cuts under it for the INT.
Drive: 8 plays, 30 yards, TOP 02:57 FSU got some of the second string defenders some work on this drive and still got a stop.
1-10 at Fs45 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 10:56.
1-10 at Fs45 Manuel, EJ sacked for loss of 2 yards to the FS43 (Dowdy,R.). 11 gun 425 Backside corner blitz comes free. EJ has to get rid of the ball quicker.
2-12 at Fs43 Manuel, EJ sacked for loss of 4 yards to the FS39 (Pittman,B.). 11 gun 425 Wilder is almost certainly on a check release here, but goes out on his route instead of staying in versus blitz. This may be why he doesn't play much the rest of the game.
3-16 at Fs39 PENALTY FS false start (MATIAS, J.) 5 yards to the FS34. Ugly start to this drive.
3-21 at Fs34 Manuel, EJ pass complete to DENT, G. for 16 yards to the 50 yardline (Amerson,D.). 10 gun 425 Nice gain to Dent on the under route. Without the false start, this is a first down.
4-5 at Fs50 BEATTY, C. punt 39 yards to the ST11, fair catch by Smith,R..
Drive: 3 plays, 5 yards, TOP 02:18
1-10 at St11 NC STATE drive start at 08:38.
1-10 at St11 ST ball on ST12.
1-10 at St12 Creecy,T. rush for no gain to the ST12 (MCCLOUD, A.). 20 425 Draw play. Amp McCloud reads and gets off his block to make the tackle for no gain.
2-10 at St12 Glennon,M. sacked for loss of 5 yards to the ST7 (MCCLOUD, A.). 20 425 Amp McCloud totally clowns the NC State guard with a stutter step then just runs around him for the sack. Totally LOL-worthy.

3-15 at St07 Glennon,M. pass complete to Creecy,T. for 13 yards to the ST20 (JONES, C.). 11 gun 425 NC State runs off the coverage then hits a swing pass to the RB. FSU converges and prevents the first down.
4-2 at St20 Baumann,W. punt 37 yards to the FS43, NORTHRUP, R. return 4 yards to the FS47, fumble by NORTHRUP, R. recovered by FS Team at FS47. Reggie Northrup with the boneheaded play almost gives the ball back to NC State.
Drive: 3 plays, 8 yards, TOP 02:02 Amp McCloud had himself a series there.
1-10 at Fs47 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 06:36, FS ball on ST47.
1-10 at St47 THOMPSON, C. rush for 5 yards to the ST42 (Lucas,S.). 21 425 Same weakside lead zone FSU has been running all night. NC State strings it out pretty well but Thompson stays patient and eventually finds a cutback for five yards. Great running.
2-5 at St42 THOMPSON, C. rush for 36 yards to the ST6, 1ST DOWN FS (Bishop,B.). 21 425 After running to the weakside of this same formation several times in a row, FSU comes back to a strongside lead play. NC State is blitzing from the slot and gets totally gashed. Cam Erving combo blocks the DE with O'Leary then blocks the corner 20 yards downfield. O'Leary finishes off the DE almost all the way to the sideline. Nasty.

1-G at St06 THOMPSON, C. rush for no gain to the ST6 (Johnson,D.). 21 43 Lonnie goes to the weakside while the run goes strongside. Not sure if that was the call or not, but if he leads through the hole, this is a touchdown.
2-G at St06 Manuel, EJ pass complete to THOMPSON, C. for 4 yards to the ST2 (Johnson,D.). 21 43 FSU sets up in an unbalanced, tackle over formation, then throws play action to Thompson out of the backfield. The safety stays home and makes the tackle.
3-G at St02 Manuel, EJ pass incomplete to GREENE, R. (Johnson,D.). 01 gun 425 FSU is running a rub route with Rashad Greene and Kenny Shaw in the short side of the field. A blitzer comes free (O'Leary may need to check blitz here) and by the time Manuel steps up the CB has cut under the slant.
4-G at St02 HOPKINS, D. field goal attempt from 20 GOOD, clock 04:07.
Florida State 13, NC State 0
Drive: 6 plays, 45 yards, TOP 02:34 Have to put it in the end zone there. Not scoring touchdowns after explosive plays hurts bad.
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 60 yards to the ST5, Palmer,T. return 15 yards to the ST20 (Williams, P.J.), PENALTY ST illegal block (Stanley,J.) 10 yards to the ST10, 1st and 10, ST ball on ST10.
1-10 at St10 NC STATE drive start at 04:02.
1-10 at St10 Creecy,T. rush for 3 yards to the ST13 (CARRADINE, C.). 21 43 I guess NC State figures they might as well try the weakside lead zone from an I twins look, too.
Logan Winkles (44) injured
2-7 at St13 Creecy,T. rush for loss of 4 yards to the ST9 (JERNIGAN, T.). 12 43 Timmy Jernigan does not stay blocked. Ever.
3-11 at St09 Glennon,M. pass complete to Creecy,T. for 6 yards to the ST15 (HUNTER, T.). 11 gun 425 NC State continues to run off coverage and hit underneath routes on 3rd and long plays. FSU is closing on the ball and tackling well.
4-5 at St15 Baumann,W. punt 39 yards to the FS46, downed, PENALTY ST kick catching interference 15 yards to the ST39, 1st and 10, FS ball on ST39.
Drive: 3 plays, 5 yards, TOP 01:50 FSU is in total control here. NC State just wants to get into the locker room.
1-10 at St39 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 02:12.
1-10 at St39 THOMPSON, C. rush for 7 yards to the ST32 (Dowdy,R.). 21 425 Same weakside lead play. Nice vision by Thompson to see the linebacker closing and cut outside Benjamin's block for a few extra yards.
2-3 at St32 THOMPSON, C. rush for 6 yards to the ST26, 1ST DOWN FS (Wolff,E.;Dowdy,R.). 21 425 Inside zone to the strong side. NC State blitzing the slot expecting the weakside run.
1-10 at St26 Manuel, EJ pass incomplete to DENT, G. (Bishop,B.). 11 gun 425 Smash route. EJ should take the hitch to Benjamin who is sitting all alone. Instead overthrows the corner route that has decent coverage.
2-10 at St26 THOMPSON, C. rush for loss of 1 yard to the ST27 (McGill,T.). 11 gun Power play. Glausser gets beat and allows the end into the backfield.
3-11 at St27 Manuel, EJ pass complete to GREENE, R. for 8 yards to the ST19 (Amerson,D.). 11 gun 425 Slant play gets 8. Pretty conservative call. This is only going to be a first down if somebody misses a tackle. Only really makes sense if you intend to go for it on 4th.
4-3 at St19 Timeout Florida State, clock 00:31.
4-3 at St19 HOPKINS, D. field goal attempt from 36 GOOD, clock 00:28.
Florida State 16, NC State 0 Only scoring 3 when starting from the opponent's 39 is underperforming, especially given the ease with which FSU moved the ball for most of the half.
Drive: 6 plays, 20 yards, TOP 01:51
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 65 yards to the ST0, Wilson,C. return 22 yards to the ST22 (JOYNER, L.;TRICKETT, C.).
1-10 at St22 NC STATE drive start at 00:21.
1-10 at St22 Thornton,S. rush for 2 yards to the ST24 (CARRADINE, C.;JONES, C.). 12 425 Draw play to run out the clock.
2-8 at St24 End of half, clock 00:00.
Drive: 1 plays, 2 yards, TOP 00:21
Florida State 16, NC State 0
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