Florida State football film review: N.C. State 3rd quarter

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Florida State's offense came out after the half and played like garbage. Fisher was right in that the players were there to be made in the third quarter. The defense, on the other hand, was slow to adjust to N.C. State's crossers, and did not wall them off well.

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 Yard Play O-form D-form Analysis
2-8 at St24 Start of 3rd quarter, clock 15:00, ST ball on ST35.
Drive: 1 plays, 2 yards, TOP 00:21
Sade,N. kickoff 60 yards to the FS5, WILLIAMS, K. return 28 yards to the FS33 (Burris,J.).
1-10 at Fs33 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 14:54.
1-10 at Fs33 MANUEL, EJ pass complete to GREENE, R. for 9 yards to the FS42 (Johnson,D.). 20 gun 425 Quick playaction curl route to Greene.
2-1 at Fs42 PRYOR, L. rush for loss of 1 yard to the FS41 (Dowdy,R.). 20 gun 425
3-2 at Fs41 WILDER, J. rush for no gain to the FS41 (Teal,T.;Cato-Bishop,D.). 23 43 Power play from a jumbo set. Jackson doesn't get enough of his man, who makes the tackle. As improved as FSU's OL has been, they have not gotten a ton of push in these situations.
4-2 at Fs41 BEATTY, C. punt 47 yards to the ST12, fair catch by Smith,R..
Drive: 3 plays, 8 yards, TOP 01:58 Poor start to the half. Really needed a scoring drive here to go up 3 scores and squash any comeback hopes.
1-10 at St12 NC STATE drive start at 12:56.
1-10 at St12 Glennon,M. pass complete to Palmer,T. for 15 yards to the ST27, 1ST DOWN ST (JOYNER, L.). 11 gun 425 Crossing route underneath. Vince Williams has good coverage but falls down and can't make the tackle.
1-10 at St27 Creecy,T. rush for 6 yards to the ST33 (MOODY, N.;JONES, C.). Nick Moody gets sealed, safety is late arriving.
2-4 at St33 Creecy,T. rush for 6 yards to the ST39, 1ST DOWN ST (JOYNER, L.;CARRADINE, C.). 11 gun 425 Decent coverage, but you gotta get the guy down. Second effort gets the first down.
1-10 at St39 Thornton,S. rush for loss of 1 yard to the ST38 (SMITH, TEL.). 12 Same pin and pull zone they opened the game with. Noles are ready this time. Telvin Smith fights through the block to make a tackle for loss.
2-11 at St38 PENALTY ST holding off-setting, PENALTY FS face mask off-setting. 10 gun 425 Xavier Rhodes has all jersey on this play. Terrible call to offset the holding.
2-11 at St38 Glennon,M. pass incomplete to Payton,Q. (BROOKS, T.). 11 gun Glennon misreads the drive concept. The drag route is open but he tries to hit the dig behind it that is well covered.
3-11 at St38 Thornton,S. rush for 11 yards to the ST49, 1ST DOWN ST (SMITH, TEL.;RHODES, X.). 10 425
1-10 at St49 Glennon,M. pass complete to Palmer,T. for 9 yards to the FS42 (WILLIAMS, V.). 43 Drag route across the middle. Vince is a little slow reacting to it.
2-1 at Fs42 Thornton,S. rush for no gain to the FS42 (JONES, C.;CARRADINE, C.). 43 Great play by Christian Jones. Meets the fullback in the hole on an Iso play, stones him and then makes the tackle for no gain.

3-1 at Fs42 Glennon,M. pass complete to Watson,A. for 14 yards to the FS28, 1ST DOWN ST (BROOKS, T.). 12 43 Delayed release by the tight end catches Brooks with his feet stopped.
1-10 at Fs28 Glennon,M. pass incomplete to Palmer,T.. 10 gun Not sure what Glennon is looking at as the spot route is covered.
2-10 at Fs28 QB hurry by JERNIGAN, T..
2-10 at Fs28 Glennon,M. pass complete to Watson,A. for 11 yards to the FS17, 1ST DOWN ST (RHODES, X.;JONES, C.). 11 gun 425 Christian Jones is caught looking in the backfield and loses track of the TE.
1-10 at Fs17 PENALTY ST false start (Wentz,C.) 5 yards to the FS22.
1-15 at Fs22 Glennon,M. pass incomplete to Payton,Q. (BROOKS, T.). 11 gun 425 FSU gets some pressure for one of the few times this drive, forces Glennon to flee the pocket and make an errant throw.
2-15 at Fs22 Glennon,M. pass complete to Creecy,T. for 12 yards to the FS10 (SMITH, TEL.;JOYNER, L.). 11 gun 425 Total coverage bust here. When NC State motions the back to a close split with the receiver there should be a switch or banjo call whereby the defenders will take the inside and outside man *after* the pattern distribution rather than off the line. Hunter appears to be making this call, but then runs with the guy breaking inside, leaving the flat route completely uncovered.

3-3 at Fs10 Glennon,M. pass incomplete to Palmer,T.. 11 gun 425 Good coverage on yet another rub concept from NC State. If Glennon doesn't throw it when he does, Jernigan is going to eat him for lunch.
4-3 at Fs10 Sade,N. field goal attempt from 27 GOOD, clock 06:50.
Florida State 16, NC State 3
Drive: 15 plays, 78 yards, TOP 06:06 Not good defense here. Failing to get guys down on third downs, coverage busts and very little pressure on the QB.
Sade,N. kickoff 65 yards to the FS0, touchback.
1-10 at Fs25 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 06:50.
1-10 at Fs25 MANUEL, EJ rush for 9 yards to the FS34 (Noel,R.). 425 Naked bootleg to open the series fools the entire defense. Nice call.
2-1 at Fs34 THOMPSON, C. rush for 2 yards to the FS36, 1ST DOWN FS (Noel,R.;Ferguson,A.). 21 43 Kelvin Benjamin doesn't get even a piece of his man, who makes the tackle after a short gain.
1-10 at Fs36 MANUEL, EJ pass incomplete to SHAW, K. (Johnson,D.). 21 gun 43 FSU takes a shot on a go route against man coverage. Defender is in great position and gets his arm in to break up the pass.
2-10 at Fs36 THOMPSON, C. rush for 1 yard to the FS37 (Lucas,S.). Penetration everywhere on this run. The safety is within 4 yards of the line of scrimmage when the qb reaches his meshpoint with the back. Gotta make them pay for being that aggressive.
3-9 at Fs37 MANUEL, EJ pass incomplete to BENJAMIN, K.. 10 gun 425 No need for brilliant analysis. Benjamin is wide open behind the defense for a TD and EJ overthrows him by 10 yards.
4-9 at Fs37 BEATTY, C. punt 46 yards to the ST17, fair catch by Smith,R..
Drive: 5 plays, 12 yards, TOP 01:52 NC State has adjusted by going to more base personnel to stop the run. Fisher correctly gets aggressive and tries to beat them over the top, but the QB and receivers can't connect.
1-10 at St17 NC STATE drive start at 04:58.
1-10 at St17 ST ball on ST18.
1-10 at St18 PENALTY ST holding (Mattes,R.) 9 yards to the ST9. 11 gun 425 Carradine is tackled right in front of Glennon and draws a hold.
1-19 at St09 Thornton,S. rush for 4 yards to the ST13 (CARRADINE, C.). 11 425 Zone run to the closed side. Good job by Carradine of not staying blocked and getting the tackle.
2-15 at St13 Glennon,M. pass incomplete to Watson,A.. 11 gun Werner gets into the game after a breather and immediately beats his man around the edge to force an errant throw.
3-15 at St13 Glennon,M. pass complete to Underwood,B. for 10 yards to the ST23 (BROOKS, T.;JONES, C.). 11 gun 425 Another coverage bust. Appears to be Hunter getting confused by the stack formation again. However, it's 3rd and long and the defense converges nicely and does not allow the first down.
4-5 at St23 Baumann,W. punt 50 yards to the FS27, fair catch by GREENE, R..
Drive: 3 plays, 5 yards, TOP 01:58
1-10 at Fs27 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 03:00.
1-10 at Fs27 THOMPSON, C. rush for 16 yards to the FS43, 1ST DOWN FS (Bishop,B.;Teal,T.). 425 5 easy yards here exploiting NC State's alignment vs. trips. Then Chris Thompson gets the extra 7 on his own with a ridiculous stop on the sideline and cut back to the middle.
1-10 at Fs43 MANUEL, EJ pass complete to GREENE, R. for 7 yards to the 50 yardline (Amerson,D.). 10 gun 425 Smash concept and this time EJ correctly hits the open hitch route.
2-3 at Fs50 THOMPSON, C. rush for no gain to the 50 yardline (Cato-Bishop,D.). 11 gun Backside DE makes the tackle on a zone read play. This is ridiculous. Either let EJ keep it or TELL him to keep it if he doesn't want to. If the backside DE can make the tackle there is no reason to even run this play at all. Run something else where you actually block that guy.
3-3 at Fs50 MANUEL, EJ pass complete to SHAW, K. for 17 yards to the ST33, 1ST DOWN FS. 425 Nice dig route in front of the safeties. Good pass protection and EJ puts it low where Kenny can get down and not get wrecked by the safety coming from the opposite side.
1-10 at St33 THOMPSON, C. rush for no gain to the ST33 (Cato-Bishop,D.). 10 pistol 425 Utter fail by the right side of the line here. Jackson falls down and blocks no one, Glausser lets his man go, those two defenders combine for the tackle.
2-10 at St33 MANUEL, EJ pass incomplete to O'LEARY, N.. 21 Lonnie Pryor whiffs on his block of the DE. EJ avoids him and finds O'Leary down field but overthrows him.
3-10 at St33 MANUEL, EJ pass intercepted by Burris,J. at the ST30, Burris,J. return 11 yards to the ST41 (MANUEL, EJ). 11 gun 425 The defense is reading slant all the way. Both defenders to the boundary are close to the line and have inside leverage. You've got to check out of this play. A go route to Rodney would be an easy touchdown. However, Smith needs to fight better and do whatever it takes to at least make sure this is an incompletion.
Drive: 7 plays, 40 yards, TOP 02:40
1-10 at St41 NC STATE drive start at 00:20.
1-10 at St41 Thornton,S. rush for 2 yards to the ST43 (JERNIGAN, T.;MCALLISTER, D.). 425 TV missed this play.
Drive: 1 plays, 2 yards, TOP 01:34
Florida State 16, NC State 3
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