Florida State football: Review the preview v. Miami; Noles News

Mike Ehrmann

Alert: Syracuse at Florida State will be a 3:30 kickoff on the ABC/ESPN family of networks.

Every week we take a look back at the preview and judge how Florida State did relative to our expectations.

The game was officially over when Miami turned the ball over on downs in the fourth quarter. At that point, FSU was up by 24 points, and Miami had only one remaining possession (and a hypothetical onside kick).

Offense

More than 6.75 yards a play before garbage time (338 yards on 50 plays, 405 yards on 60 plays, 473 yards on 70 plays)

7.2 yards/play is by far the most allowed by the Miami defense. FSU gained 484 yards on 67 non-garbage time snaps. Excellent.

No more than 1 turnover

Nope. Goal missed by one, but still not where the Seminoles need to be.

60% or greater TDs in the red zone

4 of 5! That is fantastic.

Defense

Less than 4.75 yards/play allowed before garbage time (238 yards on 50 plays, 285 yards on 60 plays, 333 yards on 70 plays)

4.6 earns a check. Just 241 yards on 53 plays before garbage time. Only Florida (a healthy Florida) held the Hurricanes to less.

Force 2 turnovers

Check. This is something that must be done against a QB like Morris. FSU picked him off twice.

Less than 50-percent touchdowns allowed in the red zone

Fail here, but because FSU was so good at stopping Miami, it's not that big of a deal.

News

A lot of people on Twitter, including AP Reporter Tim Reynolds, who was not at the game, tried to insinuate, well, here you go.

To which strength coach Vic Viloria responded.

I was at the game. Viloria is a constant ball of hype and was not celebrating a player's injury. He was celebrating getting the fourth down stop. It wasn't even immediately apparent that there was an injury, due to the nature of the pile.

BCS Realpolitik: Florida State's last stand - Football Study Hall
In a perfect world, the BCS would not exist, and it can't go away fast enough. Until then, we live in the world we live in. So each Sunday we examine the new numbers from a strictly practical point of view. Rooting interest: Chaos. Always chaos.

Teel Time: BCS standings right to jump Florida State ahead of Oregon - dailypress.com
With rout of Miami, Seminoles have two dominant wins over undefeated, top-10 ACC rivals in three weeks. And one Harris voter explains why he swapped them with Oregon.

College football hot seat watch, Week 11: Mulling over Will Muschamp - SBNation.com
Is Mississippi State looking around? How bad was Bo Pelini's week? And is Will Muschamp really in trouble?

The Top Whatever: Alabama, Florida State lead the 7 teams that matter - SBNation.com

Winston also has a malicious offensive line capable of keeping him clean for entire games, skill players who make man coverage look like an open invitation for embarrassment, and a defense that bottled up the best running back in the country until his horrendous ankle injury. Are we saying Winston is not the only good thing about this team? Yes. Are we also saying that this must have been what it was like to watch Joan of Arc take over an army as a teenager, if Joan of Arc could throw a deadly post pattern? Yes. This is exactly what it would have been like, except with a dude who really, really loves cheese balls

Ohio State is finally looking the part, and this weekend is our main event - SBNation.com
Six big college football stories, from Ohio State's sudden surge to Florida State vs. Oregon to the baffling Notre Dame the game-changing weekend awaiting us.

Updated 2013 bowl projections, Week 10: Table set before huge Week 11 - SBNation.com
We might never know whether Florida State is better than Oregon. But we think we know which one is going to Pasadena if both remain perfect. That said, Week 11 could break everything.

Winter Haven lineman Mike Arnold says he commit on spot if offered by FSU - Orlando Sentinel
Winter Haven lineman Mike Arnold says he commit on spot if offered by FSU. 2015 kid.

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