Florida State football film review: Boston College 1st Quarter

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Boston College turned out to be much worse than we thought they were. And playing a 4-3 defense against Florida State's spread sets didn't help its cause, as the Seminoles jumped out to a 14-0 start.

Down Yard Play O-form D-form Analysis
1-10 at Bc35 FS ball on FS35.
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 60 yards to the BC5, Evans,S return 26 yards to the BC31 (SMILEY, D.;HUNTER, T.). Missed tackles. Will be a theme for the early part of the game.
1-10 at Bc31 Rettig,C at QB for Boston College.
1-10 at Bc31 Rettig,C throw away pass incomplete, QB hurry by CARRADINE, C., clock 14:47. 11 gun 425 FSU sends a corner blitz on the first play of the game. Rettig, standing on his spot in the pocket, heaves a ball 25 feet over the head of his receiver and out of bounds. Should be grounding.
2-10 at Bc31 Rettig,C crossing pass complete to Amidon,A for 13 yards to the BC44, 1ST DOWN BC (BROOKS, T.), PENALTY FS personal foul (BROOKS, T.) 15 yards to the FS41, 1ST DOWN BC, clock 14:40. 10 gun 425 Another corner blitz. This time it's a zone blitz with Werner dropping into a hook zone. Rettig throws a seam route to the side the blitz came from. Terrance Brooks gets called for head shot when the receiver ducks his head. Defender can't win in these situations.
1-10 at Fs41 1st and 10.
1-10 at Fs41 Rettig,C sideline pass complete to Dudeck, D for 2 yards to the FS39, PENALTY FS offside defense (WERNER, B.) 5 yards to the FS36, NO PLAY. 11 gun 425 FSU sends Telvin Smith around the edge on a blitz. Werner, rushing from a standup position, mistimes the snap and is just barely offside. Rettig completes the pass to his hot read in the flat, who falls down.
1-5 at Fs36 Williams,A rush over left end for 2 yards to the FS34 (BROOKS, T.;DAWKINS, E.), clock 13:49. 21 425 Power play into the boundary. FSU DL stuffs it.
2-3 at Fs34 Rettig,C screen pass complete to Swigert,B for 8 yards to the FS26, 1ST DOWN BC (JOYNER, L.), clock 13:17. 11 gun 425 Same blitz FSU ran two plays ago. Telvin around the edge, Werner standing up. Telvin is actually offsides on this play, but doesn't get flagged. There is some kind of bust here as no one covers the tail back in the flat.
1-10 at Fs26 Rettig,C crossing pass incomplete to Evans,S, clock 12:47. 21 425 Rettig overthrows the short post badly.
2-10 at Fs26 Williams,A rush up middle for 25 yards to the FS1, 1ST DOWN BC, out-of-bounds (RHODES, X.), clock 12:39. 11 425 Same blitz again. Everette Dawkins gets way upfield and allows a huge hole for the back to rush through on the draw play. Need more discipline in rush lanes, especially with guys looping around the ends.
1-G at Fs01 Rettig,C screen pass incomplete to Swigert,B (WERNER, B.), clock 12:21. 32 43 Bjeorn Werner saves a touchdown here with the PBU. The back is wide open in the flat. Brooks and Rhodes both run with the TE and no one covers the back.
2-G at Fs01 Williams,A rush over right guard for no gain to the FS1 (WERNER, B.;JERNIGAN, T.), clock 11:57. 23 43 Power play. FSU's defenders do a great job of stoning the OL blocks and the back has nowhere to go.
3-G at Fs01 Williams,A rush over right tackle for no gain to the FS1, clock 11:26. 23 43 Same play, same result. The ball does cross the plane, but not until after the runner's elbow is down.
4-G at Fs01 Rettig,C screen pass incomplete, QB hurry by WERNER, B.. 23 43 BC is in a "near" formation here, straight out of the 1960s (or a Pop Warner field near you). The TE blocks down, then runs a corner route. However there is too much pressure and the TE doesn't get out on his route quick enough.
Drive: 10 plays, 68 yards, TOP 04:03 The penalties and losing discipline on the draw play are the two plays that really allowed this drive to happen. Pretty good defense otherwise.
1-10 at Fs01 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 10:57.
1-10 at Fs01 Manuel, EJ at QB for Florida State. 21 gun 43
1-10 at Fs01 Manuel, EJ deep pass incomplete to SMITH, R., clock 10:52. 21 gun 43 Jimbo is certainly starting out aggressively here. BC is in quarters coverage and FSU will exploit this by running vertical routes to the same side, forcing man on man matchups. The corner does a pretty good job of not letting Rodney Smith run by him. EJ might want to put a little more air under this one and let Rodney attack the ball.
2-10 at Fs01 Manuel, EJ sideline pass complete to SMITH, R. for 7 yards to the FS8, out-of-bounds (Divitto,S), clock 10:46. 11 gun 43 Seeing how much cushion BC is allowing, FSU comes back and hits the speed out to Rodney this time.
3-3 at Fs08 Manuel, EJ screen pass complete to PRYOR, L. for no gain to the FS8, fumble forced by Divitto,S, fumble by PRYOR, L. recovered by FS Manuel, EJ at FS8, Manuel, EJ for 11 yards to the FS19, 1ST DOWN FS (Divitto,S). 20 gun 43 Play action throw to the other back in the flat. Lonnie fumbles and EJ grabs it out of the air one-handed and runs it forward for the first down. Great reaction by EJ and a bit of dumb luck here.
1-10 at Fs19 Manuel, EJ pass complete to SMITH, R. for 4 yards to the FS23 (Divitto,S), clock 09:42. 10 gun 43 Bubble screen. Greg Dent runs by the linebacker he's supposed to block. Rodney manages to get four anyway.
2-6 at Fs23 Manuel, EJ deep pass incomplete to SMITH, R., clock 09:25. 21 43 EJ steps up in the pocket well, then runs forward for a few steps for no apparent reason while making this throw. Not throwing from a good base and aiming the ball results in an underthrow of a wide open Rodney Smith.
3-6 at Fs23 Manuel, EJ flag pass complete to SHAW, K. for 77 yards to the BC0, 1ST DOWN FS, TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:13. 10 gun 43 According to Kenny Shaw, FSU knew BC would play cover 2 and roll it to the trips side. The two outside receivers ran post routes to occupy the safeties and get the corner sucked inside. Shaw, the inside receiver, runs a corner route and once he's outside the corner, there's no one between him and the end zone.
HOPKINS, D. kick attempt good.
Florida State 7, Boston College 0 FSU can do whatever it wants against BC. The fumble was a bit of a lucky play, but any time you score on a drive that starts inside your own 1, you're doing something right.
Drive: 6 plays, 99 yards, TOP 01:49
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 61 yards to the BC4, Evans,S return 24 yards to the BC28 (Williams, P.J.).
1-10 at Bc28 BOSTON COLLEGE drive start at 09:08.
1-10 at Bc28 Rettig,C sacked for loss of 8 yards to the BC20 (MCALLISTER, D.;JERNIGAN, T.), clock 08:51. 12 gun 425 Think BC might have had a wrong route as both tight ends run to the same spot. Pressure up the middle completely collapses the pocket. Far from being a dropoff, Jernigan and McAllister might just be a better DT pair than Amp and Dawkins.
2-18 at Bc20 Williams,A rush over right guard for 5 yards to the BC25 (WILLIAMS, V.;JONES, C.), clock 08:16. 11 gun 425 Draw play. Nice burst through the lane by the back and a good tackle by Christian Jones.
3-13 at Bc25 Williams,A rush over right guard for no gain to the BC25 (WILLIAMS, K.), clock 07:39. 11 gun 326 FSU has a double A gap blitz , and BC runs a sprint draw to the other side. This play should work but Karlos Williams makes a really nice read and react play to stop it for no gain.
4-13 at Bc25 Levano,G punt 33 yards to the FS42, HUNTER, T. return 0 yards to the FS42.
Drive: 3 plays, minus 3 yards, TOP 01:57 Dominant defense.
1-10 at Fs42 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 07:11.
1-10 at Fs42 Manuel, EJ deep pass incomplete to BENJAMIN, K., clock 07:03. 10 gun 43 Same 2 man vertical switch route they've been running all month. Both guys are very open. EJ overthrows Benjamin who makes the throw look worse by turning around instead of running through the route. His route running is still extremely raw, but his catch radius is ridiculous.
2-10 at Fs42 Manuel, EJ deep out pass incomplete to SHAW, K., clock 06:58. 21 43 Bench concept from a compressed set. EJ puts it on Shaw's back shoulder instead of out front.
3-10 at Fs42 Manuel, EJ deep pass complete to HAGGINS, J. for 42 yards to the BC16, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds (Noel,J), clock 06:49. 10 gun 43 Same 2 man vertical switch route. Again, both guys are open. EJ does a good job of holding the safety with his eyes and Dent is all alone on the sideline.
1-10 at Bc16 THOMPSON, C. rush over left end for 3 yards to the BC13 (Divitto,S), clock 06:04. 20 gun 43 First rush of the night is a designed counter play. Tre Jackson gets away with a pretty bad hold. Not sure if Scooter is supposed to block the man over him or not, but either way, that guy ends up making the tackle.
2-7 at Bc13 Manuel, EJ screen pass complete to THOMPSON, C. for 8 yards to the BC5, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds (Sylvia,S;Pierre-Louis,K), clock 05:33. 21 gun 43 The middle linebacker is slow getting out on Chris Thompson in man coverage and EJ takes the easy 8 yards.
1-G at Bc05 THOMPSON, C. rush over right tackle for 3 yards to the BC2 (Pierre-Louis,K;Noel,J), clock 05:09. 21 43 Power play to the right. Menelik Watson and O'Leary (!) downblock and completely pancake their men and Josue Matias is a wrecking ball pulling through the hole.. Thompson is untouched until he's three yards upfield.
2-G at Bc02 PRYOR, L. rush over left tackle for 2 yards to the BC0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:53. 21 43 Fullback belly and the OL just drives the entire defense 3 yards backwards into the endzone. Ridiculous.
HOPKINS, D. kick attempt good.
Florida State 14, Boston College 0
Drive: 7 plays, 58 yards, TOP 02:18 BC's blue collar kids are not handling adversity well.
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 65 yards to the BC0, touchback. As usual, with a 2 score lead in hand, FSU starts kicking touchbacks.
1-10 at Bc25 BOSTON COLLEGE drive start at 04:53.
1-10 at Bc25 Rettig,C middle pass complete to Swigert,B for 14 yards to the BC39, 1ST DOWN BC (JONES, C.), clock 04:44. 11 gun 425 BC floods the zone and gets a man open.
1-10 at Bc39 Rettig,C middle pass incomplete to Swigert,B, clock 04:17. 21 425 Carradine whips his man and gets a pressure, but Rettig is able to sidestep him. He then throws a pass right to Christian Jones, who drops it.
2-10 at Bc39 Rettig,C sideline pass incomplete to Dudeck, D, clock 04:11. 12 43 Nick Moody finally gets some run and has nice coverage on the back in the flat.
3-10 at Bc39 Rettig,C sideline pass incomplete to Amidon,A, clock 04:06. 11 326 Tank gets held really, really badly. Karlos Williams with pretty good coverage and Rettig throws it away from the pocket again.
4-10 at Bc39 Levano,G punt 56 yards to the FS5, GREENE, R. return 12 yards to the FS17 (Noel,J;Flaherty,S). Not sure why 80 chases this down to the five. Ball will likely roll into the endzone from there.
Drive: 4 plays, 14 yards, TOP 00:59 Again, great defense. Suffocating them right now.
1-10 at Fs17 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 03:54.
1-10 at Fs17 WILDER, J. rush right for 6 yards to the FS23 (Ricci,M), clock 03:43. 21 43 Inside zone to the weakside. Nice patient running. Matias loses his hat, tries to get it back on before anybody notices, is disconsolate when the ref calls him out.
2-4 at Fs23 Manuel, EJ rush right for 2 yards to the FS25 (Edebali,K), clock 03:05. 21 43 EJ keeps on a zone read! Human sacrifice, cats and dogs living together...mass hysteria! The BC end actually does a really good job of jumping back outside and tossing O'Leary aside.
3-2 at Fs25 Manuel, EJ middle pass complete to GREENE, R. for 8 yards to the FS33, 1ST DOWN FS (Clancy,N), clock 02:34. 10 gun 43 FSU uses a stack release to get Greene a free release on a slant route into the void created by the deep dropping MLB.
1-10 at Fs33 WILDER, J. rush over left end for 6 yards to the FS39 (Ricci,M;Sylvia,S), clock 01:45. 10 gun 43 Power blocking scheme with Wilder taking a counter step and EJ faking a keeper. Interesting wrinkle. May be setting something up there.
2-4 at Fs39 WILDER, J. rush option right for no gain to the FS39 (Asprilla,M;Joy,T), clock 01:13. 21 43 Nothing blows up the option like penetration. There's all kinds of penetration here, forcing an early pitch and a tackle for no gain.
3-4 at Fs39 Manuel, EJ sacked for loss of 6 yards to the FS33 (Moore,M), clock 00:18. 10 gun 43 Twist from the BC tackles gets a man free. NC State had success with this same line game. Need to fix this.
4-10 at Fs33 BEATTY, C. punt 41 yards to the BC26, fair catch by Evans,S.
Drive: 6 plays, 16 yards, TOP 03:49
1-10 at Bc26 BOSTON COLLEGE drive start at 00:05.
1-10 at Bc26 Williams,A rush over left end for 11 yards to the BC37, 1ST DOWN BC (BROOKS, T.). 11 425 Tackles get caught up inside, Mario Edwards Jr is rushing way upfield and there's a huge running lane on the draw play. Christian Jones can't get blocked this easily on a draw play.
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