Florida State football film review: Boston College first quarter

Every week we break down the result of the previous game. Who really played well for the Seminoles against Boston College? Read to find out.

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D/D Yard Formation Result What happened?
N Freese kickoff 65 yards to the FS0, touchback.
1-10 at Fs25 22 WINSTON, J. pass incomplete (K Pierre-Louis). Play action rollout. Freeman is open in the flat. O'leary needs to control his man better and tie up his arms so he can't deflect the pass.
2-10 at Fs25 21 WINSTON, J. pass incomplete to BENJAMIN, K. (S Rositano). Play action corner route. Deep third defender jumps the pass and nearly intercepts. Questionable decision and KB needs to flatten out the corner more vs. Cover 3.
3-10 at Fs25 PENALTY FS ineligible downfield on pass declined.
3-10 at Fs25 11 pistol WINSTON, J. sacked for loss of 11 yards to the FS14 (K Ramsey). Tre Jackson gets beat soundly on an inside move by the DT. Have to handle the twist.
4-21 at Fs14 BEATTY, C. punt 41 yards to the BC45, S Evans return 19 yards to the FS36, out-of-bounds (JONES, C.). Poor lane discipline. Almost the entire FSU coverage team is between the hash and the sideline.
Drive: 3 plays, minus 11 yards, TOP 00:57
BOSTON COLLEGE drive start at 14:03.
1-10 at Fs36 3-4 A Williams rush for no gain to the FS36 (LAWRENCESTAMPLE;JERNIGAN, T.). Walker does a really nice job squeezing the counter trey and the defense maintains gap discipline.
2-10 at Fs36 3-4 C Rettig pass complete to A Amidon for 9 yards to the FS27 (GOLDMAN, E.). Dan Hicks is forced to play the alley by BC's alignment and is clearly not comfortable playing in space. Gets blindsided by the pulling OL on the tunnel screen.
3-1 at Fs27 Timeout Boston College, clock 12:50.
3-1 at Fs27 4-4 A Williams rush for 2 yards to the FS25, 1ST DOWN BC (Williams, P.J.). Power is correctly spilled to the outside, to the waiting PJ Williams, who promptly gets run over.
1-10 at Fs25 3-4 A Williams rush for 6 yards to the FS19 (JONES, C.;SMITH, TEL.). Christian Jones does not aggressively fill his gap and gets knocked way out of the play by a pulling lineman. FSU didn't adjust to the unballanced look.
2-4 at Fs19 3-4 A Williams rush for 5 yards to the FS14, 1ST DOWN BC (RAMSEY, J.). Power and once again Christian Jones does not aggressively fill the gap.
1-10 at Fs14 4-4 A Williams rush for 3 yards to the FS11 (JERNIGAN, T.). The defense gets moved off the line but Jernigan does a nice job shedding the block and making a tackle for a short gain.
2-7 at Fs11 4-4 A Williams rush for 5 yards to the FS6 (SMITH, TEL.). PJ Williams is blitzing and gets wrong armed and shoved inside.
3-2 at Fs06 5-2 C Rettig pass complete to M Moore for 6 yards to the FS0, 1ST DOWN BC, TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:58. Interesting alignment here. 3-4 with Desmond Hollin down in a 3 point stance outside of the OLB. The TE blocks initially then slips out backside. Hicks needs to control him and not let him get away. This isn't Williams' man, but P.J. almost makes the play anyhow.
N Freese kick attempt good.
Boston College 7, Florida State 0
Drive: 8 plays, 36 yards, TOP 04:05 Poor understanding of leverage on some plays, lack of aggressive gap fills by Christian Jones, and Dan Hicks struggles when asked to play pass coverage.
N Freese kickoff 65 yards to the FS0, touchback.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 09:58.
1-10 at Fs25 21 FREEMAN, D. rush for loss of 1 yard to the FS24 (S Daniels;K Edebali). Power play. Abrams needs to get into the hole a little quicker and engage the BC defender. Because he doesn't, the defender runs around the block and makes the tackle for loss.
2-11 at Fs24 11 gun WINSTON, J. pass complete to BENJAMIN, K. for 38 yards to the BC38, 1ST DOWN FS (M Asprilla). 3 verts. The TE in the seam is the better option here, but Benjamin goes up and makes a play for his QB.
1-10 at Bc38 21 WINSTON, J. pass complete to GREENE, R. for 13 yards to the BC25, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds (B Jones). Play action rollout, great effort to extend for the catch on the deep out.
1-10 at Bc25 21 gun FREEMAN, D. rush for 5 yards to the BC20 (S Divitto;S Rositano). Numbers to the weakside and Winston makes the check.
2-5 at Bc20 PENALTY FS false start 5 yards to the BC25.
2-10 at Bc25 Timeout Florida State, clock 07:29.
2-10 at Bc25 11 gun WINSTON, J. rush for 3 yards to the BC22 (B Jones). Cam Erving gets beaten on an inside move and forces Winston to tuck it and run.
3-7 at Bc22 11 gun WINSTON, J. pass incomplete to GREENE, R.. Winston is late on the slant. Winston should throw this to the inside slant to the 2 receiver side when the linebacker blitzes.
4-7 at Bc22 AGUAYO, R. field goal attempt from 40 GOOD, clock 06:34.
Boston College 7, Florida State 3
Drive: 7 plays, 53 yards, TOP 03:24
AGUAYO, R. kickoff 63 yards to the BC2, D Dudeck return 23 yards to the BC25 (RAMSEY, J.).
BOSTON COLLEGE drive start at 06:34.
1-10 at Bc25 4-3 A Williams rush for 2 yards to the BC27 (LAWRENCESTAMPLE). Nice squeeze by Walker again on the counter-trey, keeping his outside arm free. Forces the play further inside than designed and into the arms of the DL.
2-8 at Bc27 4-3 A Williams rush for 2 yards to the BC29 (JERNIGAN, T.). BC runs the same play to the other side and this time it's Ukeme Eligwe with the good squeeze.
3-6 at Bc29 4-1-6 C Rettig rush for 11 yards to the BC40, 1ST DOWN BC (JOYNER, L.). Poor rush discipline and failure to get the QB on the ground is costly. Being behind the QB is of no use.
1-10 at Bc40 4-3 A Amidon rush for 6 yards to the BC46 (BROOKS, T.). Walker needs to widen here and the backers must do a better job of getting through traffic in pursuit.
2-4 at Bc46 4-3 A Williams rush for 12 yards to the FS42, 1ST DOWN BC (JONES, C.). Video skips here
1-10 at Fs42 4-3 C Rettig rush for 3 yards to the FS39 (WALKER, D.). Fake jet screen with a speed option the other way. Nile Lawrence-Stample needs to make the tackle in the backfield here. Should have been a loss of 4.
2-7 at Fs39 4-2-5 C Rettig pass complete to B Miller for 26 yards to the FS13, 1ST DOWN BC (JONES, C.). Throwback TE screen. The safety must check for receivers slipping out the backside and doesn't.
1-10 at Fs13 4-4 A Williams rush for 1 yard to the FS12 (MCALLISTER, D.;SMITH, TEL.), PENALTY FS personal foul 6 yards to the FS6, 1ST DOWN BC. Great defense here. Walker misses a free shot at the back for a TFL.
1-G at Fs06 4-4 A Williams rush for 3 yards to the FS3 (MCDANIEL, J.;MCALLISTER, D.). FSU only has 10 men on the field but does a good job on the power play anyway.
2-G at Fs03 4-4 C Rettig pass complete to J Sinkovec for 3 yards to the FS0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 01:46. Telvin is late recognizing the TE slipping out and consequently overruns him trying to catch up.
N Freese kick attempt good.
Boston College 14, Florida State 3
Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, TOP 04:48
N Freese kickoff 65 yards to the FS0, touchback.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 01:46.
1-10 at Fs25 21 FREEMAN, D. rush for 5 yards to the FS30 (K Ramsey;M Abdesmad). Outside zone. Pretty well defended by BC but Devonta Freeman shows nice patience and finds the cutback lane.
2-5 at Fs30 21 bunch gun FREEMAN, D. rush for no gain to the FS30, fumble forced by S Daniels, fumble by FREEMAN, D. recovered by FS FREEMAN, D. at FS30. Extremely lucky that the ball bounces directly back to Freeman.
3-5 at Fs30 10 gun WINSTON, J. pass incomplete to SHAW, K. (S Rositano). Jameis tries to hit Kenny Shaw in the seam, but is late and high with the throw. Benjamin is wide open on a crosser that would have gotten the first down.
4-5 at Fs30 BEATTY, C. punt 33 yards to the BC37, fair catch by S Evans.
Drive: 3 plays, 5 yards, TOP 01:23
BOSTON COLLEGE drive start at 00:23.
1-10 at Bc37 4-3 A Williams rush for 4 yards to the BC41 (MCALLISTER, D.;HICKS, D.). Interior DL allows way too much push on this play.
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