Florida State football film review: Miami 3rd quarter

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Florida State controlled the half but did not extend the lead.

Down Yard Play O-form D-form Analysis
Wieclaw, J kickoff 12 yards to the UM47, on-side kick, recovered by FS on UM47, out-of-bounds. Jimbo said the coaches had a feeling Miami would try the onside kick and warned their players of it. Odd that he would try this but kick field goals on short 4th downs twice.
1-10 at Um47 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 15:00.
1-10 at Um47 Manuel, EJ pass complete to GREENE, R. for 11 yards to the UM36, 1ST DOWN FS (Perryman, D). 21 gun 43 Zone blitz by Miami, picked up nicely. Curl route against the soft corner.
1-10 at Um36 FREEMAN, D. rush for 1 yard to the UM35 (Chickillo, A;Green, S). 21 43 Nice defense from Miami on the zone read. They string it out with tight spacing and no open cutback lanes. Freeman is forced to follow Lonnie through a very narrow crack and is tackled for no gain when Pryor doesn't get all of the DB.
2-9 at Um35 Manuel, EJ pass complete to WILDER, J. for 1 yard to the UM34 (Bush, D). 20 gun 43 This is a called swing pass as opposed to a check down and Dent misses a block that would have allowed Wilder to gain a few yards.
3-8 at Um34 Manuel, EJ pass complete to GREENE, R. for 7 yards to the UM27 (Rodgers II, K). 11 gun 43 Miami shows blitz from the will backer so EJ changes the protection to slide left. The mike backer is the one who actually blitzes and Wilder is left trying to pick a DE. He tries to cut too early and the DE is able to avoid the block and pressure Manuel. EJ rolls out and hits Rashad coming back to him just short of the first down. Really a good play by EJ, and if not for the missed block on the previous play, it's a first down.
4-1 at Um27 HOPKINS, D. field goal attempt from 44 MISSED - wide left, spot at UM26, clock 12:31. Really disagree with the decision to kick here. The only thing I can figure is that Fisher was trying to ensure a successful opening drive for momentum purposes. The field position, point differential and the defense you're facing all dictate going for it in this situation. Add in the fact that this is almost exactly the place on the field where most (if not all) of Dustin's misses this year have come from and you really should go for it.
Drive: 5 plays, 20 yards, TOP 02:29
1-10 at Um26 MIAMI drive start at 12:31.
1-10 at Um26 Morris, S sacked for loss of 6 yards to the UM20 (CARRADINE, C.). 21 43 Looks like Miami is trying to run a screen play here. FSU blitzes Xavier Rhodes from the closed side. Penetration all over the place. Play is totally blown up and Morris has to scramble. Carradine gets the shoestring sack.
2-16 at Um20 Morris, S pass complete to Hurns, A for no gain to the UM20 (JONES, C.). 01 gun 425 Odd looking pivot/whip route from the receiver. Jones is in great coverage (with the aid of a slight jersey tug) and makes the tackle for no gain.
3-16 at Um20 Morris, S pass complete to Walford, C for 10 yards to the UM30 (WILLIAMS, K.), PENALTY UM OFF declined. 11 gun 416 Bjeorn Werner whips the Miami LT with an inside move and is held badly. Still forces Morris to get rid of the ball early to his short receiver who then has a very unpleasant introduction to Karlos Williams.
4-6 at Um30 Botts, D punt 39 yards to the FS31, out-of-bounds.
Drive: 3 plays, 4 yards, TOP 01:54 Defense completely snuffs out any hint of momentum for Miami after the "missed" field goal.
1-10 at Fs31 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 10:37.
1-10 at Fs31 Manuel, EJ pass complete to PRYOR, L. for 6 yards to the FS37, out-of-bounds (Perryman, D). 20 gun 43 Playaction 3 verts, Miami is continuing to play a deep shell coverage so EJ wisely hits the back out of the backfield for an easy 6 yards on 1st down.
2-4 at Fs37 WILDER, J. rush for 15 yards to the UM48, 1ST DOWN FS (Highsmith, A;McGee, B). 21 43 Inside zone play and there it's almost hard to call it a cutback "lane". It's more like a cutback highway...the entire right side of the defense is just gone and Wilder isn't touched until he's 13 yards downfield.
1-10 at Um48 FREEMAN, D. rush for 33 yards to the UM15, 1ST DOWN FS (Howard, T). 21 43 Power play and Matias gets caught up in the wash of the line so he's a little late pulling through the hole. It would have developed if Freeman had waited for it, but he sees that the entire UM defense is caught inside and bounces it outside for a big gain. He makes a nice shifty move late in the run that he didn't have last year.
1-10 at Um15 Manuel, EJ rush for 3 yards to the UM12 (Johnson, E;Perryman, D). 21 43 Option is played pretty well by Miami's Sam backer. He mantains outside leverage, but squeezes the play so Manuel has to cut up inside for a short gain. Would be nice if EJ could throw a fake pitch in these situations to create some room for himself.
2-7 at Um12 Manuel, EJ pass complete to WILDER, J. for 9 yards to the UM3, 1ST DOWN FS (Chickillo, A). 21 gun 43 Quick middle screen to Wilder, who does a good job of running through an ankle tackle and falling forward for the first down.
1-G at Um03 WILDER, J. rush for 2 yards to the UM1 (Gaines, J). 21 43 Inside zone to the weak side, nice cutback and burst through the narrow crease by Wilder. Good, hard running on the goal line.
2-G at Um01 WILDER, J. rush for loss of 2 yards to the UM3 (Gaines, J). 21 43 Middle of the line gets submarined and the outside defenders wrap up Wilder for a loss.
3-G at Um03 Manuel, EJ pass complete to BENJAMIN, K. for 3 yards to the UM0, clock 06:20, PENALTY FS pass interference (BENJAMIN, K.) 15 yards to the UM18, NO PLAY. 22 43 This is the most legit of the OPI calls, and it's still not something that would be called in any other conference in the country. The corner and KB both chuck each other off the line, KB is just stronger and better at it.
3-G at Um18 Manuel, EJ pass incomplete to BENJAMIN, K., PENALTY FS illegal shift declined. 10 gun 43 FSU motions to a bunch set and tries to get Kelvin Benjamin free on a wheel route from the inside slot position. Covered well by Miami. The illegal shift is because Wilder hasn't reset from listening to the line call and both he and Dent are in motion at the snap. Really ticky-tack call, but technically correct.
4-G at Um18 HOPKINS, D. field goal attempt from 35 GOOD, clock 06:07. Eight points the refs have taken away from FSU now.
Florida State 16, Miami 10
Drive: 9 plays, 51 yards, TOP 04:30
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 65 yards to the UM0, touchback.
1-10 at Um25 MIAMI drive start at 06:07.
1-10 at Um25 Morris, S pass incomplete to Johnson, D. 11 gun 425 Just an awful throw. Not a ton of pressure, back was open and Morris's mechanics are just a mess on this throw.
2-10 at Um25 James, M rush for 1 yard to the UM26 (WILLIAMS, V.;JONES, C.). 21 43 Really nice run fit by Vince and Nick Moody.
3-9 at Um26 Morris, S pass incomplete to Scott, R. 10 gun 416 The Miami receiver gets half a step on Xavier Rhodes and very nearly comes up with a great catch. Have to credit the side judge for making the correct call that would be easy to miss. Jimbo helped him out since the play landed at his feet.
4-9 at Um26 Botts, D punt 44 yards to the FS30, fair catch by GREENE, R..
Drive: 3 plays, 1 yards, TOP 00:55 Miami can't do anything right now.
1-10 at Fs30 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 05:12.
1-10 at Fs30 FREEMAN, D. rush for 3 yards to the FS33 (Robinson, L;Armbrister, T). 20 gun 43 Designed counter play. Matias just gets stoned by the DT. Good job by Devonta of breaking it outside and salvaging what he can.
2-7 at Fs33 Manuel, EJ pass incomplete to GREENE, R. (Finnie, T). 20 gun 43 Curl route. EJ is a bit late with the ball and the Miami DB has very aggressive coverage with his hand on Greene's back. I'm fine with not calling this, if you allow FSU to play just as aggressively. Clear double standard.
3-7 at Fs33 Manuel, EJ sacked for loss of 5 yards to the FS28 (McCord, T). 10 gun 425 Looks like Watson missed his assignment here. Tyriq McCord comes totally unblocked.
4-12 at Fs28 BEATTY, C. punt 34 yards to the UM38, fair catch by Dorsett, P.
Drive: 3 plays, minus 2 yards, TOP 01:26 Ugly drive for the offense and suddenly Miami has the ball with decent field position only down 6.
1-10 at Um38 MIAMI drive start at 03:46.
1-10 at Um38 Morris, S sacked for loss of 6 yards to the UM32 (EDWARDS, M.;WERNER, B.). 12 425 Miami trying to steal momentum here with a big play down the field. This is why teams don't run 7 step drop plays against FSU.
2-16 at Um32 Morris, S pass complete to James, M for 24 yards to the FS44, 1ST DOWN UM (JONES, C.). 10 gun 425 Another successful screen play. FSU is in pure pass rush mode. Good call by Miami.
1-10 at Fs44 Morris, S pass incomplete to Scott, R, PENALTY FS personal foul (EDWARDS, M.) 14 yards to the FS30, 1ST DOWN UM, NO PLAY, PENALTY FS pass interference declined. 11 gun 425 Just awful call. I don't know what the hell this ref was looking at. That is PERFECT coverage. You cannot play it any better. And on top of that, it was obviously uncatchable! Utter nonsense. No idea what the PF against Mario was about. He wasn't anywhere near the QB, so it couldn't have been roughing the passer.
1-10 at Fs30 Johnson, D rush for 4 yards to the FS26 (SMITH, TEL.). 21 gun 43 This is not a true wildcat play. It's just Mike James playing QB and running a zone read play. Defended pretty well, Duke Johnson just refuses to go down.
2-6 at Fs26 Morris, S pass incomplete to Johnson, D. 11 425 FSU DL is really getting after it now. Werner with pressure around the edge forces Morris to step up and make an inaccurate throw to a covered receiver.
3-6 at Fs26 Morris, S pass complete to Dorsett, P for 8 yards to the FS18, 1ST DOWN UM (WILLIAMS, K.). 00 gun 416 Morris has a lot of time on this throw and finds an open receiver in a void in the zone.
1-10 at Fs18 Johnson, D rush for 2 yards to the FS16 (WERNER, B.). 11 gun 425 Draw play into the blitz and Werner reads it perfectly. He's a bad man.
2-8 at Fs16 Dorsett, P pass complete to Morris, S for 6 yards to the FS10 (CARRADINE, C.). 21 43 Throwback to the QB. Terrence Brooks misses the tackle to hold the play to no gain, but the rest of the defense converges and tackles him short of the first down. Well played.
3-2 at Fs10 Morris, S pass incomplete to Lockhart Jr, R. 21 43 Morris way overthrows the endzone fade.
4-2 at Fs10 Wieclaw, J field goal attempt from 27 GOOD, clock 00:19. As an underdog, you really should probably go for it here.
Florida State 16, Miami 13
Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, TOP 03:27
Wieclaw, J kickoff 65 yards to the FS0, WILLIAMS, K. return 26 yards to the FS26 (Crawford, D).
1-10 at Fs26 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 00:19.
1-10 at Fs26 Manuel, EJ pass complete to DENT, G. for 3 yards to the FS29 (Finnie, T). 10 gun 43 Bubble screen. Kelvin runs upfield and blocks nobody.
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