Florida State Football Film Review: FSU 52, Wake 0

TALLAHASSEE, FL - SEPTEMBER 15: Tanner Price #10 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons drops back to pass against the Florida State Seminoles during a game at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The Florida State Football Film Review is back for a fifth season. This is the wildly popular feature that put us on the map. We go through every play (garbage time excepted) and discuss them, giving praise and criticism. Not everything critique is perfect, and some plays cannot be explained fully without knowing a signal or a check.

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Due to formatting issues, analysis of the 'Noles play-by-play is after the jump. Here are some general thoughts.

Before garbage time hit, FSU outgained Wake Forest 10.5 to 2.0 per-play. That is ridiculous. It's something FSU hasn't seen in a conference game for a long time. Perhaps someone wants to research the last time FSU outgained an opponent by that margin in conference.

  • Mental errors galore early on for Florida State's offense -- at all positions. After the first two drives, however, it was corrected. Coming out like that, though, is a good way to lose a game against a better team.
  • Wake's defense blitzed a lot early. FSU's zone run game and the option gashed them and in turn, Wake calmed down on some of that. As we noted in the preview, FSU killed Wake with the zone stretch play.
  • FSU's offense missed a fair number of checks, and that has to get corrected in practice. Some of that is also on the QB.
  • FSU's offense played fairly well, but keep in mind it did exploit Wake's two important missing linemen on many of its big plays.
  • Manuel did correctly run the zone read the majority of the time, which is something that simply had to happen and was noted by everyone in the off-season.
  • Daniel Glauser had a rough start, but did not play poorly after that. Wasn't dominant, either.
  • FSU ran a lot of man coverage and a decent amount of Cover-2 Tampa.
  • The officials could have easily called holding on Wake an additional ten times. The bottom line is that they're just not going to do that. The game would take seven hours. Wake's tackles could not block FSU's ends without holding them. Not consistently.
  • Tyler Hunter is very good. I know his media availability was limited, and the praise for him in Fall camp faint because of his issues with Twitter, but he dominated a very good slot receiver in Campanaro. 2 catches for 8 yards.
  • How far has this program come that it wins an ACC game 52-0 and there is still plenty that the team should be expected to fix.
  • The game was sort of "LSU-like," in that you had the feeling that the team really wasn't playing all that well, but I kept looking up at the scoreboard and more touchdowns kept piling up.

First, a few notes.

Offensive formation is noted like this: [# of running backs][# of tight ends][shotgun, if applicable]. For instance, the standard I-Formation would be noted as 21, while a four-wide shotgun formation with a running back would be 10 gun.

Defensive formation is noted like this: [# of down linemen][# of linebackers], and I throw on the number of defensive backs just to make it more visually appealing if the defense has more than four. FSU's normal 4-3 defense is 43, while its nickel set (2 linebackers instead of 3) is noted as 425.

ZR=zone read, stretch/outside zone are pretty interchangeable terms, etc.

And if you're looking for something that is 100-percent positive after a 52-0 win, this is not your article.

Click the links for a few clips of the specific plays I was able to find on Youtube.

1st Half

Down Yard Play O Form D Form Note
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 61 yards to the WF4, Reynolds, O return 12 yards to the WF16 (SMITH, TEL.). Good hang time, ball to 4, great coverage. Scary.
1-10 at Wf16 PENALTY WF substitution infraction 5 yards to the WF11, clock 14:56.
1-15 at Wf11 Price, T WS pass incomplete to Campanaro, M, clock 14:52. 11 gun 425 PA pick roll to field, Hunter in coverage, dropped, would have been 4-5 yard play.
2-15 at Wf11 Campanaro, M rush left for 3 yards to the WF14 (DAWKINS, E.), PENALTY WF illegal shift declined, clock 14:47. 11 gun 425 Motion handoff to WR, Carradine holds edge well, Dawkins beats cut block.
3-12 at Wf14 Price, T deep pass incomplete to Terry, B, clock 14:17. 11 gun 425 Rush is poor, Price finds nice pocket, LB Telvin Smith has great coverage deep downfield on a receiver running the post. Coverage was Tampa-2 (two deep safeties and the middle linebacker has a much deeper drop than normal).
Drive: 3 plays, minus 2 yards, TOP 00:53
4-12 at Wf14 Kinal, A punt 42 yards to the FS44, GREENE, R. return 9 yards to the WF47 (Chubb, B). Caught it, slight bobble, didn't do anything stupid.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 14:07.
1-10 at Wf47 THOMPSON, C. rush over right tackle for loss of 2 yards to the WF49 (Haynes, R), clock 13:53. 21 34 Zone to boundary, C, RG & RT all block same guy, TE O'Leary whiffs. Clearly some miscommunication there between those four.
2-12 at Wf49 Manuel, EJ slant pass incomplete to BENJAMIN, K., dropped pass, clock 13:29. 10 gun 335 Middle jailbreak screen to Benjamin, dropped. Everyone else had nice blocks, good hustle downfield, and throw was good. Missed opportunity at a big play.
3-12 at Wf49 Manuel, EJ rush QX for 6 yards to the WF43, out-of-bounds, clock 13:22. 10 gun 335 Wake rushes 3, drops 8, protection is good, twist handled nicely, nobody open. Manuel gets what he can. This was pretty clearly a receiver missing a signal at the line.
Drive: 3 plays, 4 yards, TOP 01:02 Sloppy, mental errors on all three of the plays.
4-6 at Wf43 BEATTY, C. punt 38 yards to the WF5, downed. Excellent punt, high, caught by FSU's freak athletes. Protection good v. no rush.
WAKE FOREST drive start at 13:05.
1-10 at Wf05 Harris, J rush left for 6 yards to the WF11, out-of-bounds (RHODES, X.), PENALTY FS personal foul horsecollar (RHODES, X.) 15 yards to the WF26, 1ST DOWN WF, clock 12:48. 12 43 CB Xavier Rhodes gets greedy, takes one step too many inside, loses contain and has to chase, incurring penalty. Dawkins and Carradine beat their men.
1-10 at Wf26 Harris, J rush up middle for 34 yards to the FS40, 1ST DOWN WF (JOYNER, L.), clock 12:28. 11 gun 425 Zone run to field, Christian Jones appears to overrun this (not Telvin Smith), Brooks comes in out of control with a poor angle and misses tackle. Off to the races. Jones overaggressive. Great cut for Harris.
1-10 at Fs40 Price, T deep pass incomplete to Ragland, S (RHODES, X.), clock 11:58. 10 gun 425 Excellent jump by Werner who is badly held. Tight coverage by Rhodes, with Joyner also having help over the top.
2-10 at Fs40 Price, T crossing pass incomplete to Campanaro, M, clock 11:53. 11 gun 425 PA rollout, Hunter has good coverage in the slot, tips pas, Joyner levels Campanaro.
3-10 at Fs40 Price, T sacked for loss of 11 yards to the WF49 (WERNER, B.), clock 11:36. 11 gun 425 Awesome jump by Werner, no chip by the TE, Carradine also held badly. No flag, of course.
Drive: 5 plays, 44 yards, TOP 01:54 Two mental mistakes, but also three very nice plays.
4-21 at Wf49 Kinal, A punt 41 yards to the FS10, fair catch by GREENE, R.. Fair catch was smart. It loos like he had space, but Wake's gunners pulled up on the fair catch signal.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 11:11.
1-10 at Fs10 Manuel, EJ sacked for loss of 2 yards to the FS8 (Noel, M;Ehrmann, J), clock 10:45. 21 gun 34 Bubble screen off ZR PA. Rodney Smith missed the signal, it appears, as Fisher said in the presser. He's not ready to catch the football.
2-12 at Fs08 Manuel, EJ sideline pass complete to GREENE, R. for 21 yards to the FS29, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds (Olson, M), clock 10:31. 10 gun 34 FSU breaks out some variation of this PA throwback bubble type play a few times a year. I like it a lot. Execution was terrible. Kenny Shaw's block on the backside is terrible and it's almost a walk-in interception TD. I think Shaw is probably supposed to cut him and not chicken fight. Also, why is Shaw the blocker here? Seems like poor personnel choice. He's probably FSU's worst blocking receiver.
Timeout Florida State, clock 10:09. Team cannot get lined up. Unacceptable. Very sloppy early. Not mentally sharp.
1-10 at Fs29 THOMPSON, C. rush over right guard for 2 yards to the FS31 (Olson, M), clock 09:56. 21 34 Inside zone from I. Thompson looked tentative.
2-8 at Fs31 Manuel, EJ rush quarterback draw for 6 yards to the FS37 (Ehrmann, J;Jackson, J), clock 09:11. 10 gun 34 Strange play. Either Thompson was supposed to fake the ZR better, or this was a designed QB draw all the way and Manuel didn't remember. One of them made a mental error. Can't say who. Again, team not focused. Manuel scrambles anyhow as Erving and Jackson make very nice blocks. Manuel is clearly confused after the play, asking Thompson "why?"
3-2 at Fs37 WILDER, J. rush left for 14 yards to the WF49, 1ST DOWN FS (Johnson, K), clock 08:44. 22 34 Heavy formation, motion O'Leary to the field, Wake does not widen enough, FSU has numerical advantage. Good blocks by Erving, O'Leary and especially Pryor. Wilder hit correct hole.
1-10 at Wf49 Manuel, EJ deep pass incomplete to DENT, G., QB hurry by Johnson, K, clock 08:21. 21 gun 34 This is a bit of bad luck, because Wake is corner blitzing into slow developing (by design) play action with many deep routes, but Manuel doesn't recognize this early enough. Then he makes a stupid decision to chuck it deep. That's not what a 5th year senior does.
2-10 at Wf49 WILDER, J. rush OR for 5 yards to the WF44 (Olson, M), clock 07:59. 11 gun 34 Pistol. Option to field, good late pitch, good run, O'Leary misses his block or this could have been a longer run.
3-5 at Wf44 Manuel, EJ middle pass incomplete to PRYOR, L., clock 07:34. 21 gun 34 Wake blitzes, FSU offensive line picks it up well, Manuel gets happy feet and fires the ball too hard for Pryor, who isn't ready. O'Leary was open and he had time to find him. Poor footwork and pocket presence from a 5th-year senior. But he is what he is.
Drive: 8 plays, 46 yards, TOP 03:44 Offense still not sharp. Not sure what these guys are thinking about.
4-5 at Wf44 BEATTY, C. punt 39 yards to the WF5, downed. Another excellent punt. FSU down there waiting for it to land.
WAKE FOREST drive start at 07:27.
1-10 at Wf05 Price, T slant pass complete to Terry, B for 7 yards to the WF12 (RHODES, X.;JOYNER, L.), clock 07:11. 11 gun 425 Rhodes showed press, then backed off 10 yards, which played right into Wake's hands on the 3-step drop slant.
2-3 at Wf12 Harris, J rush right for loss of 2 yards to the WF10 (BROOKS, T.), clock 06:38. 21 gun 43 Werner and Jernigan whip their men, forcing Harris to bounce the run outside. Brooks gets an easy TFL.
3-5 at Wf10 Price, T WS pass complete to Campanaro, M for no gain to the WF10 (WAISOME, N.), clock 05:51. 11 gun 425 Quick hitch to Campanaro, Waisome reads it all the way and destroys the WR.
Drive: 3 plays, 5 yards, TOP 02:05 Excellent defensive series. Wake's lone positive play was a good Wake play and not a mistake by FSU.
4-5 at Wf10 Kinal, A punt 37 yards to the WF47, fair catch by GREENE, R.. Another smart fair catch. Announcer disagrees, not sure what he is looking at.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 05:22.
1-10 at Wf47 THOMPSON, C. rush over left tackle for 33 yards to the WF14, 1ST DOWN FS (Okoro, C), clock 05:10. 11 gun 34 ZR, FSU just destroys Wake's line. Glauser gets a nice cut, Jackson whips linebacker, Stork reaches, and Thompson sees hole and hits cutback. Oh, and Manuel ran the play correctly.
1-10 at Wf14 THOMPSON, C. rush left for loss of 2 yards to the WF16 (Hazime, H), clock 04:51. ? ? No huddle. Replay didn't show.
2-12 at Wf16 Manuel, EJ rush OR for 16 yards to the WF0, 1ST DOWN FS, TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:28. 21 34 Option to the field from I, good blocks by Glauser, O'Leary, Jackson, Wake overruns it, Manuel has great vision to recognize and get upfield. Very nice run. Athletic to hurdle Jackson and accelerate to the end zone.
HOPKINS, D. kick attempt good.
Florida State 7, Wake Forest 0
Drive: 3 plays, 47 yards, TOP 00:58 Quick strike with the run. Wonder if the team had a little talking to after the first two failed drives. Also, burning Wake with these two plays took Wake out of some of their blitzing.
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 65 yards to the WF0, Reynolds, O return 15 yards to the WF15 (SMITH, TEL.). Amazing kick. Very high, FSU's freaks run it down.
WAKE FOREST drive start at 04:24.
1-10 at Wf15 Harris, J rush over left guard for 3 yards to the WF18 (NEWBERRY, G.), clock 04:04. 11 gun 425 Zone to field, McAllister beats his block but doesn't make the tackle. FSU has its reserve line in on this drive.
2-7 at Wf18 Harris, J rush over left guard for no gain to the WF18 (MCALLISTER, D.), clock 03:30. 21 gun 43 McAllister, Newberry and Jernigan all crush their blockers, Harris has nowhere to go on the power w/ pull TE.
3-7 at Wf18 Price, T sideline pass incomplete to Campanaro, M, PENALTY WF holding declined, QB hurry by MCALLISTER, D., clock 03:01. 00 gun 335 Werner stands up as a rusher, is held ridiculously, FSU's coverage is awesome even though Wake's holding has bought the QB a good half hour of time.
Drive: 3 plays, 3 yards, TOP 01:39 Dominant defensive series.
4-7 at Wf18 Kinal, A punt 42 yards to the FS40, GREENE, R. return 60 yards to the WF0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:45. Nice moves, though Brooks had a block in the back here go unflagged.
HOPKINS, D. kick attempt good.
Florida State 14, Wake Forest 0
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 59 yards to the WF6, Reynolds, O return 13 yards to the WF19 (SMITH, TERR.). Tremendous height, though it only went to the 7.
WAKE FOREST drive start at 02:42.
1-10 at Wf19 Price, T crossing pass complete to Davis, T for 9 yards to the WF28 (JONES, C.), clock 02:16. 01 gun 425 Christian Jones on a slot receiver, doesn't quite get the jam which gives the wideout the edge on a backer.
2-1 at Wf28 Harris, J rush over right guard for 2 yards to the WF30, 1ST DOWN WF (WILLIAMS, V.), clock 01:59. 11 gun 425 Not poorly played, just a nice job by the RB to wait and spin.
1-10 at Wf30 Price, T screen pass incomplete to Harris, J, dropped pass, clock 01:31. 10 gun 425 Screen attempt, Wake RB felt pressure, wussed out as he knew a big hit might be coming. Excellent pursuit defense.
2-10 at Wf30 Harris, J rush left for 3 yards to the WF33 (JONES, C.), clock 01:11. 11 gun 425 Outside zone well strung out by defensive line McClou and Carradine. Christian Jones runs the alley and cleans up the good work done up front.
3-7 at Wf33 Price, T middle pass incomplete to Bohanon, T, QB hurry by CARRADINE, C., clock 00:46. 11 gun 425 Cute little zone screen to the FB off RB PA, but Carradine gets a great jump off the ball and rushes it, while Jones was right there anyway. The discipline here is something to behold.
Drive: 5 plays, 14 yards, TOP 02:05
Kinal, A punt 37 yards to the FS30, GREENE, R. return 3 yards to the FS33 (Chubb, B).
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 00:37.
1-10 at Fs33 THOMPSON, C. rush left for 9 yards to the FS42 (Allen, Z), clock 00:18. 20 gun 34 Zone read stretch, nice block by Matias, good initial read by Thompson, though he misses a potential 10+ more yards by not cutting back. Still, no complaining about 9yd runs on 1st down.
2-1 at Fs42 THOMPSON, C. rush over left end for 3 yards to the FS45, 1ST DOWN FS (Haynes, R), clock 00:00. 20 gun 34 ZR inside to the boundary, good blocks by Stork and Matias, and Thompson runs hard up inside.
1-10 at Fs45 Manuel, EJ sacked for loss of 6 yards to the FS39 (Redding, K), fumble by Manuel, EJ recovered by WF Harris, T at FS43. 20 gun 34 Cam Erving gets beat off the snap and leans instead of moving his feet. His man sacks Manuel and causes a fumble. Glauser also beat on the play. Strange that both would be beat on same play. Manuel needs to hold on to the ball, but tough to fault him there. Also, this is first down, he needs to get rid of it to one of the short options if he sensed pressure.
Drive: 3 plays, 10 yards, TOP 00:46 Two nice plays end with one bad one and a turnover.
WAKE FOREST drive start at 14:51.
1-10 at Fs43 Harris, J rush right for loss of 1 yard to the FS44, out-of-bounds, clock 14:48. 21 gun 43 Zone to the right, not even sure Wake has numbers, Dawkins, Werner and Rhodes beat their blocks and stuff it.
2-11 at Fs44 Price, T screen pass complete to Harris, J for 4 yards to the FS40, out-of-bounds (JONES, C.), clock 14:23. 11 gun 425 Low snap, screen play to Harris, Hunter needs to make tackle, nice juke by Harris, but overall nice pursuit by Jones and co. Could have been yards against an average defense.
3-7 at Fs40 Price, T sacked for loss of 5 yards to the FS45 (CARRADINE, C.), clock 13:50. 11 gun 335 FSU in an exotic look defensively, not really lined up right, finally gets lined up right at snap, and Wake is overwhelmed. Carradine isn't always quick off the ball, but when he gets the jump, he's unblockable.
Drive: 3 plays, minus 2 yards, TOP 01:28 Very nice defensive series off the sudden change situation (turnover)
4-12 at Fs45 Kinal, A punt 40 yards to the FS5, fair catch by GREENE, R.. Greene makes a mistake here. Don't fair catch the ball at the 4ish.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 13:23.
1-10 at Fs05 Manuel, EJ rush right for 21 yards to the FS26, 1ST DOWN FS (Mack, D), clock 13:17. 11 gun 34 Manuel checks (I think) the QB Sweep to the boundary upon seeing numbers. Very nice blocks by Glauser, Thompson and Jackson! Manuel should go OOB after 14 yards here instead of taking hit at 21 yards.
1-10 at Fs26 THOMPSON, C. rush right for 74 yards to the WF0, 1ST DOWN FS, TOUCHDOWN, clock 12:52. 11 gun 34 ZR stretch to boundary (outside zone). Glauser and Jackson make great blocks. Huge hole. Greene gets in the way, Thompson is very fast, and he makes the sick move to avoid the last defender. Wake's gap control is awful because FSU's talent is overwhelming them, particularly without Whitlock and the DE. In the preview, we said FSU would kill Wake on this, and they did. All day. Also, Wake ran the exact wrong blitz for this situation.
HOPKINS, D. kick attempt good.
Florida State 21, Wake Forest 0
Drive: 2 plays, 95 yards, TOP 00:35 Quick strike again with the run game.
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 58 yards to the WF7, Reynolds, O return 11 yards to the WF18 (MOODY, N.). High kickoff, Nick Moody kills a blocker after destroying a double team. This really is almost mocking the new rule.
WAKE FOREST drive start at 12:48.
1-10 at Wf18 Price, T sideline pass incomplete to Campanaro, M, QB hurry by SMITH, TEL., clock 12:41. 21 gun 43 PA rollout to field, FSU stays home, great discipline, great leverage in space, and great coverage. Throws it away.
2-10 at Wf18 Martin, D rush over left end for 9 yards to the WF27 (JERNIGAN, T.), clock 12:41. 11 gun 425 Simple zone stretch to the field, Telvin Smith takes a poor angle and misses tackle, 3-tech doesn't get off his block, DE is too damn wide and allows the hole to be much bigger than need be. Again, though, we're complaining about FSU's 2nd teamers allowing a 9-yard run.
3-1 at Wf27 Price, T rush quarterback sneak for no gain to the WF27 (JERNIGAN, T.;MCALLISTER, D.), clock 12:36. 11 43 Quick snap, quick pileup.
4-1 at Wf27 Price, T rush QX for 2 yards to the WF29, 1ST DOWN WF (MCCLOUD, A.), clock 12:15. 22 gun 43 PA, FSU covers everything, DE Carradine sees a gap and shoots it, losing contain (almost sacks him), Price scrambles and barely gets it. Amazing hustle from huge DT Amp McCloud to almost run him down. Wake gets the first, but this play was very, very good defense.
1-10 at Wf29 Martin, D rush right for 6 yards to the WF35 (JERNIGAN, T.), clock 11:22. 21 gun 43 Toss play to field, FSU over adjusts to reduced motion from field (Hunter too quick to follow), Wake pulls TE & Tackle, Bjoern Werner gets cracked. FSU lined up wrong. To the field: 1 wake skill player, 2 linemen, but 5 FSU defenders. To the boundary, 6 and 6. Poor leverage and Wake's numbers advantage is an automatic.
2-4 at Wf35 Price, T sacked for loss of 5 yards to the WF30 (WERNER, B.;CARRADINE, C.), PENALTY FS unsportsmanlike conduct off-setting, PENALTY WF unsportsmanlike conduct off-setting, clock 11:01. 00 gun 425 Carradine and Werner just whip two overwhelmed tackles. Padding the stats. FSU did a great job to expect the quick pass and quickly cover it.
3-9 at Wf30 Martin, D sacked for loss of 5 yards to the WF25 (CARRADINE, C.), clock 10:19. 02 gun 425 If there's one play that perfectly demonstrated just how disciplined FSU's defense was against Wake, as compared to the past, this was it. It's a reverse pass. FSU covers perfectly, doesn't overpersue, and swarms. Great defense.
Drive: 7 plays, 7 yards, TOP 02:54
4-14 at Wf25 Kinal, A punt 58 yards to the FS17, GREENE, R. return 3 yards to the FS20 (Johnson, K).
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 09:54.
1-10 at Fs20 THOMPSON, C. rush right for 80 yards to the WF0, 1ST DOWN FS, TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:42. 20 gun 34 ZR to field, Glauser, Jackson and Pryor all make great blocks, as does Kelvin Benjamin, great hustle by Cam Erving, and Kenny Shaw shows tremendous downfield blocking. Thompson hits another home run, but this was a total team effort. Three great blocks by receivers. Wake's defensive line has no depth, and with those starters out...
HOPKINS, D. kick attempt good.
Florida State 28, Wake Forest 0
1-G at Fs35 PENALTY FS unsportsmanlike conduct 15 yards to the FS20.
Penalty was a sideline warning - unsportsmanlike conduct on the TD. Rick Trickett got run over by the ref. Lol.
Penalty was assessed on the ensuing kickoff.
Drive: 1 plays, 80 yards, TOP 00:18
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 79 yards to the WF1, Reynolds, O return 12 yards to the WF13 (SMITH, TERR.). Ridiculous.
WAKE FOREST drive start at 09:36.
1-10 at Wf13 Martin, D rush up middle for no gain to the WF13 (MCCLOUD, A.), clock 09:22. 11 gun 425 Oh, that poor Wake Forest offensive lineman who has to try and single block Anthony McCloud. I laughed out loud while watching this in slow motion. Newberry also stuffs the edge. Good defeat of a counter.
2-10 at Wf13 Martin, D rush up middle for 2 yards to the WF15 (DAWKINS, E.), clock 08:39. 11 gun 425 Straight ahead run, FSU stuffs it.
3-8 at Wf15 Price, T sideline pass incomplete to Ragland, S, clock 08:10. 11 gun 425 Quick drop back, out route to wide side, underthrown, probably has first down if throw is better. Rhodes' coverage a yard or two loose.
4-8 at Wf15 PENALTY WF delay of game (Kinal, A) 5 yards to the WF10, clock 08:10.
Drive: 3 plays, minus 3 yards, TOP 01:36
4-13 at Wf10 Kinal, A punt 36 yards to the WF46, GREENE, R. return 14 yards to the WF32, out-of-bounds.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 08:00.
1-10 at Wf32 Manuel, EJ deep pass incomplete to PRYOR, L., clock 07:54. 20 gun 34 PA ZR to the boundary, nice fake block by Pryor, Manuel misses him on the wheel. Potential 25-yarder.
2-10 at Wf32 THOMPSON, C. rush over left end for no gain to the WF32 (Betros, S), clock 07:37. 20 gun 34 FSU doesn't have numbers here, needs to check to and throw the bubble screen. Instead, they run ZR to the field and the angles are terrible for the blockers. Stork can't cut off the slant, Glauser is asked to reach a backer way out of his range, etc. Doomed from the start IMO by a missed bubble screen check. If you have receivers out wide, and they're not covered, and you don't throw it to them, there is no damn point of having them out there.
3-10 at Wf32 Manuel, EJ screen pass complete to THOMPSON, C. for 20 yards to the WF12, 1ST DOWN FS (Noel, M), clock 07:05. 10 gun 34 Beautiful RB screen. Jackson, Stork and Matias all hustling downfield to get their blocks, and if Thompson cuts this inside Matias' block, he might score. Excellent play call.
1-10 at Wf12 WILDER, J. rush right for 10 yards to the WF2, 1ST DOWN FS (Offor, G), clock 06:38. 20 gun 34 ZR to the boundary, and by now you know the drill: Pryor, Glauser and Jackson overwhelm the backups on Wake's right side.
1-G at Wf02 WILDER, J. rush up middle for 1 yard to the WF1 (Noel, M;Redding, K), clock 05:54. 32 GL FSU actually gets a push on this, but there's a missed cut that messed things up. The hole is two gaps to the left according to Fisher, so that's on Wilder. Hard to see on replay.
2-G at Wf01 PRYOR, L. rush over right guard for no gain to the WF1 (Chubb, B), clock 05:22. 32 GL Can't see because TV angle, but blitzing LB not picked up is on someone…
3-G at Wf01 WILDER, J. rush up middle for no gain to the WF1 (Jackson, J), clock 04:47. 32 GL Poor outside block. Again, ESPN doesn't give us the angle.
Injured player for FSU is #41-Abram. Walks slowly off the field. Abram did come back into the game.
4-G at Wf01 HOPKINS, D. field goal attempt from 19 GOOD, clock 04:37.
Florida State 31, Wake Forest 0
Drive: 8 plays, 31 yards, TOP 03:23 Poor drive. Did not have it together on the whole.
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 65 yards to the WF0, touchback.
WAKE FOREST drive start at 04:37.
1-10 at Wf25 Ragland, S rush ER for no gain to the WF25 (WERNER, B.), clock 04:20. 11 gun 425 Werner easily beats his blocker, Telvin Smith there in pursuit, no gain.
2-10 at Wf25 Harris, J rush over left guard for 2 yards to the WF27 (JERNIGAN, T.;EDWARDS, M.), clock 03:40. 11 gun 425 Wake trying to run clock, draw play, nice gap play by Edwards Jr. and Jernigan. Good job at POA by McAllister, too.
3-8 at Wf27 Price, T slant pass incomplete to Campanaro, M, PENALTY FS pass interference (HUNTER, T.) 8 yards to the WF35, 1ST DOWN WF, NO PLAY, clock 03:15. 11 gun 425 Quick slant, Campanaro beat Hunter, Hunter grabbed him, good call.
1-10 at Wf35 Harris, J rush right for loss of 1 yard to the WF34 (WILLIAMS, V.), clock 02:55. 12 gun 43 Stretch to the strength, Dawkins and Williams just way too quick. Werner also a great job with a double team.
2-11 at Wf34 Harris, J rush over right guard for 2 yards to the WF36 (JERNIGAN, T.;JONES, C.), clock 02:17. 12 gun 43 Dive into the middle, Wake trying to run clock.
3-9 at Wf36 Price, T crossing pass complete to Campanaro, M for 8 yards to the WF44 (JOYNER, L.;JONES, C.), clock 01:32. 11 gun 425 Crossing route, Campanaro beats Hunter (one of the few times that happened), but Carradine is BADLY held and no call.
4-1 at Wf44 Timeout Wake Forest, clock 01:13.
4-1 at Wf44 Price, T post pass incomplete to Ragland, S, QB hurry by WILLIAMS, V., clock 01:07. 12 gun 43 Rollout pass, FSU covers it beautifully. Wake trying to run a pick with FSU in man coverage and the Noles play it well (Hunter/Darby)
Drive: 6 plays, 19 yards, TOP 03:30
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 01:07.
1-10 at Wf44 Manuel, EJ screen pass complete to THOMPSON, C. for 3 yards to the WF41 (Harris, T;Haynes, R), clock 00:58. 10 gun 34 Screen to the boundary, well done by Manuel, Glauser needs a better block, nice moves by Thompson, but Wake saw it coming.
2-7 at Wf41 Timeout Florida State, clock 00:58.
2-7 at Wf41 Manuel, EJ crossing pass complete to HAGGINS, J. for 11 yards to the WF30, 1ST DOWN FS (Haynes, R), clock 00:52. 10 gun 34 Quick crossing route to Haggins, nice move after the catch. Throw in rhythm.
1-10 at Wf30 Manuel, EJ flag pass incomplete to HAGGINS, J., clock 00:44. 10 gun 34 Smash route, Wake blitzes 6, excellent Blitz pickup, Haggins STOPS RUNNING ON THE CORNER. WTF. IF HE IS RUNNING HARD HE COULD DO HANDSTANDS FROM THE FIVE AND STILL WALK IN. Slight overthrow, maybe, but Haggins was not running hard because (I think) he believed the blitz was going to force a quick, short throw.
2-10 at Wf30 Manuel, EJ crossing pass incomplete to GREENE, R., dropped pass, clock 00:40. 10 gun 34 Shallow crossing route, Greene doesn’t get his hands up, hits him in the damn facemask. Concentration not there.
3-10 at Wf30 FREEMAN, D. rush left for 10 yards to the WF20, 1ST DOWN FS (Johnson, K;Lowe, D), clock 00:28. 20 gun 34 A give up run to get more field goal range turns into a first down. Great blocks from Rodney Smith. Stork got beat to the inside. Freeman did a nice job to feel the outside.
1-10 at Wf20 Manuel, EJ deep pass complete to SMITH, R. for 20 yards to the WF0, 1ST DOWN FS, TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:14. 20 gun 34 Wake brings delayed blitz, which complicates things after Erving gets beat. Manuel does a great spin move and finds Rodney Smith wide open in the end zone. Great play by him.
HOPKINS, D. kick attempt good.
Florida State 38, Wake Forest 0
Drive: 6 plays, 44 yards, TOP 00:58
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 65 yards to the WF0, Jackson, L return 20 yards to the WF20 (WILDER, J.).
WAKE FOREST drive start at 00:09.
1-10 at Wf20 PENALTY WF failure to wear required equipment declined.
1-10 at Wf20 TEAM rush for loss of 2 yards to the WF18.
2-12 at Wf18 End of half, clock 00:00.
Drive: 1 plays, minus 2 yards, TOP 00:09
Florida State 38, Wake Forest 0

2nd Half

Down Yard Play O Form D Form Note
1-10 at Fs25 Manuel, EJ screen pass complete to PRYOR, L. for 13 yards to the FS38, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds (Mack, D;Haynes, R), clock 14:47. 20 gun 34 ZR PA roll, amazing block (not legal) by Christian Green, Pryor wide open, Manuel good throw, easy first down.
1-10 at Fs38 Manuel, EJ sideline pass incomplete to SMITH, R., clock 14:40. 20 gun 34 Rodney Smith is open on the out route, but Manuel just misses him high. Protection was nice. Footwork? Also, despite being open, Smith needs to explode out of his cut here, not drift.
2-10 at Fs38 FREEMAN, D. rush left for no gain to the FS38 (Hazime, H;Olson, M), clock 14:19. 20 gun 34 ZR to the field, not sure I like FSU's numbers here at all (AKA play was maybe doomed before it started because the QB needs to check out of it). Matias slow off the ball, none of Erving, Matias, get to second level. Poor blocking. Bad play all around.
3-10 at Fs38 Manuel, EJ crossing pass complete to FREEMAN, D. for 7 yards to the FS45 (Harris, T), clock 13:38. 10 gun 34 Manuel gets some pressure, but his drop looks too deep. Glauser could have run his man past him if the drop wasn't so deep. Downfield is covered (8 men), and he dumps it to Freeman. Not a bad decision.
Drive: 4 plays, 20 yards, TOP 01:51 Poor series. Not real sharp coming out of half, though up 38-0 how could one expect them to be?
4-3 at Fs45 BEATTY, C. punt 41 yards to the WF14, fair catch by Campanaro, M. Nice punt inside the 20
WAKE FOREST drive start at 13:09.
1-10 at Wf14 Harris, J rush over right guard for 3 yards to the WF17 (MCCLOUD, A.), clock 12:41. 11 gun 425 Not much there. Telvin gets blocked, but Jones meets Harris in the hole well.
2-7 at Wf17 Price, T slant pass incomplete to Terry, B (WAISOME, N.), clock 12:24. 11 gun 425 Waisome in man coverage lets WR cross his face. Nice recovery but that won't cut it.
3-7 at Wf17 Price, T slant pass incomplete to Terry, B, dropped pass, clock 12:20. 11 gun 425 Tampa 2 (looks like), Waisome with a nice recovery as WR again crosses uncontested release on slant. Dropped it. Wake with two passes in a row that should have been caught.
Drive: 3 plays, 3 yards, TOP 00:54
4-7 at Wf17 Kinal, A punt 41 yards to the FS42, fair catch by GREENE, R.. Smartly fair caught.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 12:15.
1-10 at Fs42 Manuel, EJ sacked for loss of 5 yards to the FS37 (Redding, K), clock 11:55. 21 gun 34 Manuel sees something, checks at the line, PA ZR fake, has two men open underneath, and takes a bad sack. But the backer needs to be picked up with the tight end coming open. Poor blocking. Still, the QB cannot take a damn sack on a PA on 1st down. Dump it underneath. Poor job by a senior QB.
2-15 at Fs37 Manuel, EJ sideline pass complete to SHAW, K. for 5 yards to the FS42 (Johnson, K), clock 11:13. 21 gun 34 5 man rush, picked up nicely, Manuel bangs the underneath guy. Nice catch by Shaw to hold on.
3-10 at Fs42 Manuel, EJ rush QX for 8 yards to the 50 yardline (Redding, K), clock 10:36. 10 gun 34 Wake brings pressure, Manuel flushed, could have scrambled to throw, but instead ran. In the coaches show, Fisher said the receiver missed a signal at the line.
Drive: 3 plays, 8 yards, TOP 02:15 Poor play from senior QB on 1st down killed the drive.
4-2 at Fs50 BEATTY, C. punt 50 yards to the WF0, touchback.

Garbage Time

WAKE FOREST drive start at 10:00.
1-10 at Wf20 Harris, J rush over right tackle for 4 yards to the WF24 (JERNIGAN, T.), clock 09:47. 11 gun 425 Zone right to the boundary, Jernigan gets blocked, opens small cutback lane.
Injured player for FSU is #8-Jernigan. Walks off under his own power. Cramps. He's fine.
2-6 at Wf24 Price, T TY pass complete to Ragland, S for 41 yards to the FS35, 1ST DOWN WF, out-of-bounds (JOYNER, L.). 12 gun 43 Newberry loses contain on QB PA boot, very nice throw and catch contested over Joyner. Very impressive.
1-10 at Fs35 Price, T crossing pass complete to Ragland, S for 7 yards to the FS28 (DARBY, R.), clock 09:06. 11 gun 43 Werner is held huge, no call. Hold allows price to scramble and finds WR. Darby has tight coverage.
2-3 at Fs28 Harris, J rush right for loss of 2 yards to the FS30 (WERNER, B.), clock 08:33. 11 gun 425 This is all Werner. He beats his block easily, gets to the ballcarrier and brings him down.
3-5 at Fs30 Price, T WS pass complete to Harris, J for 6 yards to the FS24, 1ST DOWN WF, out-of-bounds (RHODES, X.), clock 07:58. 11 gun 425 I think Telvin may have had cover responsibility here, but Rhodes needs to make this tackle.
1-10 at Fs24 Campanaro, M rush reverse for loss of 5 yards to the FS29 (CARRADINE, C.;DAWKINS, E.), PENALTY WF holding (Haynes, R) 10 yards to the FS34, NO PLAY, clock 07:26. 11 gun 43 Reverse pass tried again, again covered. Wrecked by Carradine and Werner.
1-20 at Fs34 Price, T deep pass incomplete to Campanaro, M (RHODES, X.), clock 07:15. 12 gun 43 Rollout, Werner finally gets away from holding, forces deep throw, both Joyner and Rhodes are there.
2-20 at Fs34 Harris, J rush up middle for loss of 2 yards to the FS36 (DAWKINS, E.), clock 07:00. 10 gun 425 Draw, very well read by Vince Williams.
3-22 at Fs36 Price, T flag pass incomplete to Ragland, S, clock 06:28. 11 gun 34 FSU blitzes, Wake can't pick it up, forces tight throw, excellent coverage from Darby and Joyner comes over the top.
Drive: 8 plays, 44 yards, TOP 03:42 One big play, perfectly thrown and caught, but a decent defensive series overall.
4-22 at Fs36 Kinal, A punt 36 yards to the FS0, touchback.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 06:18.
1-10 at Fs20 WILDER, J. rush over right tackle for 3 yards to the FS23 (Lowe, D), clock 06:06. 21 34 Tight zone to the field, Wilder gets submarined, needs to hurdle that tackler and would be gone. Blockin was good.
2-7 at Fs23 Manuel, EJ deep out pass complete to O'LEARY, N. for 11 yards to the FS34, 1ST DOWN FS (Betros, S), clock 05:34. 21 gun 34 PA quick game on the out route, good ball to O'Leary. Protection was solid off PA.
1-10 at Fs34 PENALTY FS illegal procedure (STORK, B.) 5 yards to the FS29.
1-15 at Fs29 WILDER, J. rush for 8 yards to the FS37 (Lowe, D). 21 gun 34 Zone read, Wilder hard running, stuck his foot in the ground and went, and good leg drive for final two yards. Every offensive lineman had a good block. Seriously. Tre Jackson excellent.
2-7 at Fs37 Manuel, EJ sideline pass complete to PRYOR, L. for 17 yards to the WF46, 1ST DOWN FS (Olson, M), clock 04:25. 21 gun 34 Excellent PA boot, Rodney Smith very nice block. Smith's block made the play. Good effort.
1-10 at Wf46 PENALTY FS false start (JACKSON, T.) 5 yards to the FS49, clock 04:09.
1-15 at Fs49 Manuel, EJ sideline pass complete to GREENE, R. for 9 yards to the WF42, out-of-bounds, clock 03:47. 21 gun 34 10-yard out pattern, good throw in rhythm by Manuel.
2-6 at Wf42 Manuel, EJ deep out pass incomplete to GREENE, R. (Okoro, C), clock 03:28. 20 gun 34 ZR PA, Wake blitzes, picked up, good throw, but excellent coverage. Couldn't see if someone else was open. Greene should try to work back to the ball better when he feels coverage.
3-6 at Wf42 Manuel, EJ middle pass complete to WILDER, J. for 9 yards to the WF33, 1ST DOWN FS (Allen, Z), clock 03:20. 12 gun 34 Wake brings the corner blit, Manuel sees it and retreats (good), hits Wilder (bad throw, but Wilder makes very nice catch).
1-10 at Wf33 WILDER, J. rush over right guard for 1 yard to the WF32 (Thompson, Z), clock 02:56. 12 34 Glauser gets overextended and turns what would have been a nice block for the inside zone into a bad block. Didn't drive his feet once he overrotated.
2-9 at Wf32 Manuel, EJ slant pass complete to BENJAMIN, K. for 3 yards to the WF29 (Harris, T), clock 02:18. 10 gun 34 Middle screen again to Benjamin. Catches it this time but this time Wake is ready. And the timing is off.
3-6 at Wf29 Manuel, EJ sideline pass complete to SHAW, K. for 10 yards to the WF19, 1ST DOWN FS, clock 01:53. 20 gun 34 Wake rushes 2, drops 9, Manuel fits the ball in on the curl of the curl/flat and Shaw goes down to make the catch on the stick route.
1-10 at Wf19 Manuel, EJ flag pass incomplete to O'LEARY, N., clock 01:30. 21 gun 34 ZR PA, bit of a smash concept. Manuel double clutches, and ball sails on him. Bad throw. Needs to throw it much harder. Better ball is a TD.
2-10 at Wf19 PRYOR, L. rush left for 2 yards to the WF17 (Ellis, D), clock 01:10. 21 gun 34 Lead sweep (don't think it was a zone read), O'Leary needs to make a better block and this would have netted eight not two.
3-8 at Wf17 Manuel, EJ post pass complete to SHAW, K. for 17 yards to the WF0, 1ST DOWN FS, TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:44. 10 gun 34 Wake Forest blitzes, tremendous pickup by RB Freeman, Shaw's route is too deep, but TD. It works. Fisher rightfully got on shaw about this after he came to the sideline.
HOPKINS, D. kick attempt good.
Florida State 45, Wake Forest 0
Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards, TOP 05:39 Pretty good drive there.
HOPKINS, D. kickoff 65 yards to the WF0, Jackson, L return 19 yards to the WF19 (ABRAM, C.).
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