Florida State football film review: Miami 4th quarter

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

FSU blows out the Hurricanes in the fourth.

Down Yard Play O-form D-form Analysis
2-7 at Fs29 Start of 4th quarter, clock 15:00.
2-7 at Fs29 Manuel, EJ pass complete to SHAW, K. for 12 yards to the FS41, 1ST DOWN FS. 21 gun 43 Nice job by Kenny of finding the soft spot in the zone and EJ throwing him open.
1-10 at Fs41 Timeout Florida State, clock 14:39.
1-10 at Fs41 Manuel, EJ pass complete to BENJAMIN, K. for 39 yards to the UM20, 1ST DOWN FS (Finnie, T). 21 gun 43 The Miami secondary just gets totally turned around here. The corner bites HARD on the run fake and gives Benjamin a completely free release and then the safety has no idea where the ball is, allowing KB to come back to it. They need to tie KB's upper arms to his shoulder pads for a couple practices...the arm extension on the push (which is fairly minor) is what refs look for to call OPI.
1-10 at Um20 Manuel, EJ rush for 7 yards to the UM13 (Gaines, J;Johnson, E). 21 43 Option. Safety overruns it and EJ with some nifty running in tight spaces. Looks like he checked to this play vs. 2 deep safeties.
2-3 at Um13 FREEMAN, D. rush for 3 yards to the UM10, 1ST DOWN FS (Gaines, J). 21 43 Weakside zone vs. the under shifted front. Textbook blocking. First down.
1-G at Um10 FREEMAN, D. rush for 7 yards to the UM3 (Moore, E;Green, S). 21 43 FSU is going to the line and checking into runs on every play on this drive. Option. EJ pitches a little early but Devonta makes a really nice cutback into the middle of the field for 7.
2-G at Um03 FREEMAN, D. rush for 3 yards to the UM0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 11:53. 21 43 Ridiculously awesome power play on the goal line. Josue Matias pulls through the hole and blocks two guys. Devonta Freeman spins out of a tackle across the goal line.
Play reviewed. Ruling confirmed.
HOPKINS, D. kick attempt good.
Florida State 23, Miami 13
Drive: 7 plays, 74 yards, TOP 03:26 Really impressive drive. Especially the last four plays. Went straight I formation and checked to various runs depending on the defensive front. Nice job by EJ getting the team into the right plays, as well as running the option nicely.
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 65 yards to the UM0, touchback.
1-10 at Um25 MIAMI drive start at 11:53.
1-10 at Um25 Morris, S pass complete to Walford, C for 3 yards to the UM28 (JOYNER, L.). 21 43 Miami appears to be expecting man coverage here as they run a mesh concept. FSU is in zone however and the play goes for minimal gain.
2-7 at Um28 Morris, S pass incomplete to Dorsett, P (RHODES, X.). 21 43 Miami again trying to take a shot deep and there is a receiver in a void in the zone but Xavier Rhodes breaks up the pass and nearly intercepts it.
3-7 at Um28 Morris, S pass incomplete to Scott, R, PENALTY UM holding declined. 11 gun 425 Busted coverage. Jimbo says they're in an inverted cover 2, meaning the corner (Darby) should have a deep half and the safety (Los) has flat responsibility. Not sure if Darby doesn't know his assignment here, gets caught reading the QB's eyes or what but he lets the receiver run right by him. Really heads up play by Los to run with the receiver.
4-7 at Um28 Botts, D punt 40 yards to the FS32, out-of-bounds. Ugly. Not sure what Rashad is doing here. He misjudges the ball, tries to make a last second adjustment, seems to change his mind at the VERY last second and pull off of it. Could have been disastrous if it hit him.
Drive: 3 plays, 3 yards, TOP 01:08
1-10 at Fs32 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 10:45.
1-10 at Fs32 Manuel, EJ pass complete to PRYOR, L. for 7 yards to the FS39 (Perryman, D). 21 43 Playaction bootleg pass to Lonnie in the flat. The safety is flying up to attack the QB and literally falls to his knees as he sees the fullback heading out to the flat. Really good call after 5 consecutive runs from this formation on the last drive.
2-3 at Fs39 Manuel, EJ rush for 19 yards to the UM42, 1ST DOWN FS (Rodgers II, K). 21 gun 43 Zone read action in the backfield, but they're not actually reading anybody as the backside DE and Sam backer are both blocked. Probably a called QB run. Great job by O'Leary of getting off his initial block and finding work.
1-10 at Um42 Manuel, EJ rush for 3 yards to the UM39, out-of-bounds. 20 gun 43 This is one where maybe EJ gets out of the pocket too fast. Wilder picks up the corner blitz nicely and EJ has all kinds of room in the pocket. There is a nice running lane, but it closes quickly when Perryman sees Manuel out of the pocket.
2-7 at Um39 PRYOR, L. rush for 22 yards to the UM17, 1ST DOWN FS (McGee, B;Rodgers II, K). 20 gun 43 Stretch play to the alley created by the linebacker walking out on the slot receiver. Lonnie just runs right through a couple arm tackles for a huge gain. It's not that Miami has given up; they haven't. They just cannot stop FSU. At all. FSU's OL is completely dominating Miami's undermanned DL.
1-10 at Um17 Manuel, EJ rush for loss of 8 yards to the UM25, fumble by Manuel, EJ recovered by FS Manuel, EJ at UM29. 20 gun 43 No way to sugar coat this. EJ calls for the snap and then looks up and loses track of a slightly errant snap. This is a lack of focus mistake that a 5th year senior shouldn't be making.
2-22 at Um29 Manuel, EJ rush for 2 yards to the UM27 (Johnson, E), PENALTY FS holding (MATIAS, J.) 10 yards to the UM37. 11 gun 43 QB power. Matias pulling through the hole engages the defender's side and spins him around a full 360 degrees plus. Legit call.
2-30 at Um37 2nd and 30.
2-30 at Um37 FREEMAN, D. rush for 7 yards to the UM30 (Smith, D;Bush, D). 21 43 Interesting blocking scheme. Kind of a subtle counter as the line zone blocks to the right but the handoff and the fullback lead to the left.
3-23 at Um30 Manuel, EJ pass incomplete to SMITH, R. (Gunter, L). 21 gun 43 Really poor throw that should have been intercepted. Rodney is behind the defense and if EJ simply puts it out in front of him, it's a touchdown. Instead it's short and it's only the poor hands of the Miami DB's that allows FSU to maintain possession.
4-23 at Um30 HOPKINS, D. field goal attempt from 48 GOOD, clock 06:13.
Florida State 26, Miami 13
Drive: 9 plays, 38 yards, TOP 04:32 Two critical mistakes from your QB and a holding penalty stall a drive where you could run at will on a completely overmatched defense.
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 65 yards to the UM0, touchback. Hats off to Dustin. Very nice day...4/5 with the one "miss" looking very much like it's actually good.
1-10 at Um25 MIAMI drive start at 06:13.
1-10 at Um25 PENALTY UM false start (Henderson, S) 5 yards to the UM20.
1-15 at Um20 Morris, S pass complete to Hurns, A for 12 yards to the UM32, out-of-bounds (SMITH, TEL.). 11 gun 43 Quick hitch and the normally sure-tackling Waisome can't bring the receiver down.
2-3 at Um32 Morris, S pass incomplete to Dorsett, P (SMITH, TEL.). 21 43 Playaction curl route and Telvin Smith bats it down.
3-3 at Um32 Morris, S pass complete to Dorsett, P for 6 yards to the UM38 (WAISOME, N.), PENALTY UM holding (Henderson, S) 10 yards to the UM22, NO PLAY. 11 gun 425 This is probably the least offensive hold committed by the Miami OL all night. The timing of this call is interesting.
3-13 at Um22 Morris, S pass complete to Scott, R for 7 yards to the UM29. 11 gun 326 All slants play. Miami clearly setting up to go for it here by just trying to get a chunk on third down.
4-6 at Um29 Morris, S pass complete to James, M for 11 yards to the UM40, 1ST DOWN UM, out-of-bounds (WAISOME, N.). 11 gun 326 FSU has 1 safety about 9 yards deep. All 10 of the other defenders are within four yards of the line of scrimmage. They blitz both linebackers and get heavy pressure but Karlos Williams has to run around a receiver on a hitch to get to the back, allowing him to get upfield for the first down. Miami has run a ton of pick routes with their receivers preventing the linebackers from getting to the backs in man coverage.
1-10 at Um40 Morris, S pass incomplete to James, M. 11 gun 326 While the dime package FSU is in isn't producing sacks, it is clearly effecting Morris as he wants the ball out of his hands ASAP. On this play he guns a fastball at his back who is just a few yards away and can't corral it.
2-10 at Um40 Morris, S pass complete to James, M for loss of 5 yards to the UM35 (WILLIAMS, K.), PENALTY UM personal foul off-setting, PENALTY FS personal foul off-setting. 11 gun 326 Screen play and this is the kind of defense we're used to seeing from FSU on screens. Karlos Williams comes up from his hybrid safety/linebacker position and makes the tackle in the backfield. No idea what the PF is about. The Miami player flagged is the tight end, but they announced the FSU player as being #21 and obviously neither Chris Casher nor Debrale Smiley were in the game at this point.
3-15 at Um35 Morris, S pass incomplete to Hurns, A. 10 gun 425 FSU fakes a blitz here then backs out of it. Nile Lawrence-Stample applies the pressure on an End-Tackle twist. A man that big should not be able move that fast.
4-15 at Um35 PENALTY UM false start (Linder, B) 5 yards to the UM30.
4-20 at Um30 Morris, S sacked for loss of 9 yards to the UM21 (WERNER, B.). 10 gun 416 Morris actually has some time here, but you just can't hold the ball for 5 seconds. Werner is coming.
Drive: 8 plays, minus 4 yards, TOP 02:03
1-10 at Um21 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 04:10.
1-10 at Um21 FREEMAN, D. rush for 3 yards to the UM18 (Gaines, J). 21 43 Outside zone right. Kelvin Benjamin misses his backside cutoff block completely.
2-7 at Um18 Manuel, EJ rush for 13 yards to the UM5, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds (Rodgers II, K). 21 gun 43 Same zone read action they ran last drive. Still not sure if there's actually a read taking place or not. Fairly aggressive to keep running EJ with the game in hand.
1-G at Um05 FREEMAN, D. rush for 5 yards to the UM0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:45. 21 43 Inside zone play and this one is all Devonta Freeman. There is absolutely no running lane. He bounces it outside, stiff arms the safety and is in the end zone before the Miami defense knows what's happening.
HOPKINS, D. kick attempt good.
Florida State 33, Miami 13
Drive: 3 plays, 21 yards, TOP 01:25
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 65 yards to the UM0, touchback.
1-10 at Um25 MIAMI drive start at 02:45.
1-10 at Um25 Morris, S pass complete to James, M for 3 yards to the UM28 (EDWARDS, M.). 11 gun 416 Another screen. Very heady play by true freshman Mario Edwards Jr. to recognize the screen.
2-7 at Um28 Morris, S pass complete to Scott, R for 3 yards to the UM31 (DARBY, R.). 11 gun 416 Quick hitch against soft coverage. Nice job wrapping up by Darby, but you'd like to keep the receiver inbounds in this situation.
3-4 at Um31 Morris, S pass complete to Scott, R for 3 yards to the UM34, out-of-bounds. 11 gun 416 Miami rolls the pocket to buy some time and still can't get anyone open deep. Morris settles for the short gain to the receiver working back to him.
4-1 at Um34 Morris, S pass complete to Dorsett, P for 7 yards to the UM41, 1ST DOWN UM, out-of-bounds. 11 gun 416 Same story to the other side of the field.
1-10 at Um41 Morris, S pass complete to Johnson, Da for 32 yards to the FS27, 1ST DOWN UM (DARBY, R.). 11 gun 326 Morris escapes the pocket and finally, with 90 seconds left in the game, Miami hits one of the downfield passes they've been looking for all day.
1-10 at Fs27 Morris, S pass complete to Johnson, Da for 17 yards to the FS10, 1ST DOWN UM (DARBY, R.). 11 gun 416 It's fine to allow the completion on the slant play in this situation, but missing the tackle is not. Poor effort by Tyler Hunter on this play.
1-G at Fs10 James, M rush for 2 yards to the FS8 (CARRADINE, C.;SMITH, TEL.). 11 gun 416 Counter run. Stuffed.
2-G at Fs08 Morris, S pass complete to Scott, R for 8 yards to the FS0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:47. 11 gun 425 FSU actually re-inserts the starters on the goal line and Miami scores the "Excuse me" touchdown anyway.
Wieclaw, J kick attempt good.
Florida State 33, Miami 20
Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, TOP 01:58
Botts, D kickoff 30 yards to the FS35, out-of-bounds, FS ball on FS35.
1-10 at Fs35 Team rush for loss of 2 yards to the FS33.
2-12 at Fs33 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 00:47, FS ball on FS33.
2-12 at Fs33 Team rush for loss of 1 yard to the FS32.
3-13 at Fs32 End of game, clock 00:00.
Drive: 2 plays, minus 3 yards, TOP 00:47
FINAL SCORE
Florida State 33, Miami 20
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