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1-10 at Fs20 Winston, J. at QB for Florida State.
1-10 at Fs20 11 Gun Winston, J. sideline pass incomplete to Wilson, J., clock 14:52. All curls. Ball is tipped by a Virginia DL and knocked off target. Bobby Hart didn't get his guy on the ground with the cut.
2-10 at Fs20 11 Williams, K. rush over right guard for 7 yards to the FS27 (Blanding, Q;Harris, A), clock 14:35. Inside zone. Hoefeld gets pancaked play side but Bobby Hart gets a great block backside, sealing his man to create a cutback lane and then driving him 10 yards downfield before pancaking him.
3-3 at Fs27 10 Gun Stack Winston, J. sideline pass complete to Greene, R. for 4 yards to the FS31, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds, clock 14:06. My goodness, Bobo Wilson could not be any more open on the post, but Jameis elects to secure the first down on 3rd and short.
1-10 at Fs31 11 Gun Trips Williams, K. rush over left end for 2 yards to the FS33 (Romero, D), clock 13:48. Looks like FSU is trapping the playside DE with the playside guard while everyone else blocks IZ. The center needs to peel off the combo block and cut off the middle linebacker. Tough ask and Hoefeld doesn't get it done.
2-8 at Fs33 01 Gun Winston, J. deep pass incomplete to Rudolph, T. (Harris, A), clock 13:24. Vertical route to the outside from the slot. Really good coverage from the Virginia DB. Looks like 2 man so Winston is picking a matchup he likes, but the coverage is too good.
3-8 at Fs33 11 Gun Winston, J. deep out pass incomplete to Wilson, J., dropped pass, clock 13:19. Out route to Bobo is just a little wide, but Bobo should have caught this.
4-8 at Fs33 Beatty, C. punt 41 yards to the VA26, downed.
Drive: 6 plays, 13 yards, TOP 01:51
1-10 at Va26 VIRGINIA drive start at 13:09.
1-10 at Va26 Lambert, G at QB for Virginia.
1-10 at Va26 4-2-5 Parks, K rush up middle for loss of 3 yards to the VA23, fumble forced by Edwards, M., fumble by Parks, K recovered by FS Mitchell, D. at VA23. I mean look. you can try to block Mario Edwards Junior with an H-back. You can do that. But this is what's gonna happen. Edwards destroys the block, hits the ball carrier and forces the fumble.

Drive: 1 plays, minus 3 yards, TOP 00:06
1-10 at Va23 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 13:03.
1-10 at Va23 21 Twins Cook, D. rush left for 1 yard to the VA22 (Moore, M), clock 12:46. Outside zone. Hoefeld gets put on roller skates and driven right into the path of Dalvin Cook who gets by on pure speed. The safety adds on to the run front late and there's just nowhere to go.
2-9 at Va22 11 Gun Winston, J. rush QX for 20 yards to the VA2, 1ST DOWN FS (Phelps, B). Virginia is in tight man coverage and with no one open and the defense's backs turned, Winston elects to scramble. A few nice moves and a good downfield block from Nick O'Leary move the ball to the 2 yard line.

1-G at Va02 21 Williams, K. rush left for 2 yards to the VA0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 12:15. Outside zone. Nick O'Leary and Freddie Stevenson's great cut seal the edge and make it a walk-in for Karlos Williams. FSU continues to be dominant in short yardage/goal line runs.
Aguayo, R. kick attempt good.
Florida State 7, Virginia 0
Drive: 3 plays, 23 yards, TOP 00:48
Aguayo, R. kickoff 65 yards to the VA0, touchback.
1-10 at Va25 VIRGINIA drive start at 12:15.
1-10 at Va25 4-2-5 Parks, K rush over right guard for 6 yards to the VA31 (Andrews, N.), clock 11:59. Inside zone and Derrick Mitchell Jr gets washed playside, creating a big cutback lane. Reggie Northrup has a chance to make the tackle for no gain, but is slightly out of position and can't bring the back down.
2-4 at Va31 4-2-5 Parks, K rush up middle for loss of 3 yards to the VA28 (Edwards, M.), clock 11:23. Mario Edwards Jr is the first of several FSU defenders into the backfield. Complete collapse by the Virginia OL. Nobody blocks anybody.
3-7 at Va28 4-2-5 Lambert, G sideline pass complete to Severin, C for 3 yards to the VA31 (Ramsey, J.), PENALTY FS offside defense (Edwards, M.) 5 yards to the VA33, NO PLAY, clock 10:55. I'll take the penalty here for the sheer terror it must have inflicted on the interior of the OL to have Edwards standing up, timing his blitz over top of them.
3-2 at Va33 4-2-5 Lambert, G ML pass incomplete to Severin, C, QB hurry by Smith, Terr., clock 10:37. FSU blitzes 6 and gets Terrence Smith completely free up the middle. Lambert rushes his throw and it falls incomplete.
4-2 at Va33 Vozenilek, A punt 50 yards to the FS17, fair catch by Greene, R..
Drive: 3 plays, 8 yards, TOP 01:45 Dominant defense so far.
1-10 at Fs17 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 10:30.
1-10 at Fs17 11 Gun Winston, J. sideline pass complete to Greene, R. for 5 yards to the FS22, out-of-bounds (Canady, M), clock 10:15. With 2 deep safeties, Jameis could definitely check to a run here. He elects instead to hit Rashad on a stop route in front of very soft coverage.
2-5 at Fs22 11 Williams, K. rush over right guard for 2 yards to the FS24 (Moore, K), clock 09:40. Inside zone. There's a lane, but the OL gets very little push. This Virginia front 7 is very stout.
3-3 at Fs24 11 Gun Trips Winston, J. sideline pass complete to Greene, R. for 18 yards to the FS42, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds, clock 09:19. Triangle read and Virginia busts the coverage, leaving the flat completely uncovered. Winston hits 80 on the out route and he does the rest.
1-10 at Fs42 21 Twins Winston, J. deep out pass incomplete to Wilson, J., clock 08:56. FSU breaks tendency, throwing a straight dropback pass from under center and Bobo Wilson is wide open on a deep comeback. The ball isn't perfect, but Bobo gets both hands on it and doesn't haul it in. Brutal.
2-10 at Fs42 10 Gun Winston, J. sideline pass complete to Greene, R. for 5 yards to the FS47, out-of-bounds (Blanding, Q), clock 08:45. Greene on a stop route again. Should have been unnecessary roughness as Greene gets thrown to the ground violently WELL out of bounds.
3-5 at Fs47 10 Gun Winston, J. middle pass intercepted by Canady, M at the VA47, Canady, M return 0 yards to the VA47. No angle on the broadcast shows what really happens here. Looks like some kind of mesh/crossing concept against man and Jimbo says Travis Rudolph quit on his route, allowing his defender to come off and make the pick.

Drive: 6 plays, 30 yards, TOP 02:14
1-10 at Va47 VIRGINIA drive start at 08:16.
1-10 at Va47 4-2-5 Parks, K rush up middle for 3 yards to the 50 yardline (Edwards, M.), clock 08:02. Jet motion, inside zone. Good job of squeezing it by Goldman and Edwards.
2-7 at Va50 4-2-5 Lambert, G deep pass incomplete to Levrone, A, clock 07:37. Virginia takes a shot off of play action but the coverage is tight and the ball is overthrown.
3-7 at Va50 4-2-5 Lambert, G middle pass complete to Jennings, D for 8 yards to the FS42, 1ST DOWN VA (Smith, Terr.), clock 07:27. FSU is blitzing off the end and Virginia hits the receiver in the hole caused by the blitz.
1-10 at Fs42 4-2-5 Lambert, G sideline pass incomplete to Severin, C (Ramsey, J.), clock 06:55. Play action rollout. Ramsey reads it and plays contain, getting up to deflect the pass.
2-10 at Fs42 4-2-5 Jennings, D rush left for 3 yards to the FS39 (Northrup, R.), clock 06:37. Great read by Tyler Hunter here. He's playing deep but rotates down to the box in response to the jet sweep and turns the run back inside.
3-7 at Fs39 4-2-5 Lambert, G slant pass complete to Mizzell, T for 10 yards to the FS29, 1ST DOWN VA (Hunter, T.), clock 06:06. Bunch set creates a free release when Ramsey chases an inside man taking an outside release, walling Darby off from the outside receiver going inside. They need to make a switch call here but don't for some reason and the result is a wide open receiver against blitz.
1-10 at Fs29 4-2-5 Mizzell, T rush right for 5 yards to the FS24 (Casher, C.;Andrews, N.), clock 05:31. Inside zone left. Jalen Ramsey has to account for the cutback and is unblocked but takes a poor angle.
2-5 at Fs24 4-2-5 Lambert, G middle pass incomplete to Swanson, Z, PENALTY FS pass interference (Smith, Terr.) 6 yards to the FS18, 1ST DOWN VA, NO PLAY, clock 05:02. Smith ties up the linebacker on his break and never lets go. Obvious call.
1-10 at Fs18 4-2-5 Watford, D at QB for Virginia.
1-10 at Fs18 4-2-5 Watford, D rush right for 2 yards to the FS16 (Darby, R.), clock 04:33. QB Sweep from a tight bunch formation. Really well defensed. Great leverage.
2-8 at Fs16 4-2-5 Lambert, G at QB for Virginia.
2-8 at Fs16 4-2-5 Lambert, G sideline pass complete to Levrone, A for 16 yards to the FS0, 1ST DOWN VA, TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:20. PJ Williams is beat off the line of scrimmage and is still recovering when the ball arrives. If he's in phase all the way, he probably breaks up this pass. Heck of a catch anyway.
Official Review: Ruling on the field is a catch for a touchdown.
Official Review: Ruling on the field is confirmed.
Frye, I kick attempt good.
Virginia 7, Florida State 7
Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards, TOP 03:56
Sims, D kickoff 65 yards to the FS0, touchback.
1-10 at Fs25 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 04:20.
1-10 at Fs25 21 Twins Williams, K. rush over left end for 3 yards to the FS28 (Harris, A), clock 04:00. Zone extra. Inside zone blocking with the back cutting off the fullback's block. Stevenson gets a great block and there's a nice lane. Williams is off to the races until a shoestring tackle brings him down.
2-7 at Fs28 21 Pony Winston, J. ML pass complete to Greene, R. for 18 yards to the FS46, 1ST DOWN FS (Coley, H), clock 03:44. With the pocket collapsing quickly, Jameis finds Rashad back side in the curl/flat zone.
1-10 at Fs46 21 Twins Cook, D. rush over left guard for 2 yards to the FS48 (Harris, A), clock 03:08. Inside zone. There's a huge hole backside, but Cook can't get there as Matias allows huge penetration to the DT. Really good job by Cook of avoiding the tackle in the backfield and getting a positive gain.
2-8 at Fs48 11 Gun Winston, J. ML pass intercepted by Harold, E at the FS45, Harold, E return 0 yards to the FS45 (Harris, A). Option route to O'Leary. Opponents are all jumping this the instant 35 makes his break. FSU has to break tendency enough to prevent opponents from jumping it, or stop throwing it. One or the other. Probably PI by the defender. Fisher thought the ball should go to the receiver outside.

Drive: 4 plays, 23 yards, TOP 01:35
1-10 at Fs45 VIRGINIA drive start at 02:45.
1-10 at Fs45 4-2-5 Parks, K rush over right guard for 2 yards to the FS43 (Goldman, E.), clock 02:27. Inside zone. Good squeeze by the DL.
2-8 at Fs43 4-2-5 Lambert, G middle pass incomplete to Mizzell, T, clock 02:06. Tremendous pass rush with just the 4 down linemen. Pocket totally collapses and they just cannot block 15 at all. Rushed throw has no chance.
3-8 at Fs43 4-2-5 Lambert, G crossing pass complete to Dowling, D for 13 yards to the FS30, 1ST DOWN VA (Darby, R.;Ramsey, J.), clock 01:53. Clear out with a drag underneath. This is effectively a screen. DBs cannot stay blocked like they do here. Infuriating.
1-10 at Fs30 4-2-5 Lambert, G deep pass incomplete to Levrone, A, clock 01:29. Trying to hit a vertical to the slot receiver. The WR and DB get tied up off the line and the DB falls down, but the ball is overthrown.
2-10 at Fs30 4-2-5 Shepherd, K rush left for 15 yards to the FS15, 1ST DOWN VA, out-of-bounds (Williams, P.J.), clock 01:20. Power scheme gets the corner. I have no idea where the safety support is on this play. FSU is in a 2 deep alignment, but they've got to read run and get involved in the play. They still aren't in the picture when the back is run out of bounds 15 yards downfield.
1-10 at Fs15 4-2-5 Lambert, G rush up middle for no gain to the FS15 (Edwards, M.;Casher, C.), clock 00:45. Inside zone read. QB keeps and Chris Casher stays home, forcing the QB back inside where the defense is waiting. Probably shouldn't run ZR with that kid.
2-10 at Fs15 4-2-5 Lambert, G sideline pass complete to Jennings, D for 15 yards to the FS0, 1ST DOWN VA, TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:24. Strange route from the receiver, he appears to be going inside then cuts out and turns back to the QB. PJ bites on the inside move and can't recover in time to break up the pass.
Frye, I kick attempt failed.
Virginia 13, Florida State 7
Drive: 7 plays, 45 yards, TOP 02:21
Sims, D kickoff 65 yards to the FS0, touchback.
1-10 at Fs25 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 00:24.
1-10 at Fs25 10 Gun Cook, D. rush left for 1 yard to the FS26 (Romero, D), clock 00:04. FSU wants to run against a light box but nobody gets to the playside linebacker who makes the tackle after a minimal gain. Think this was on Matias.
Drive: 1 plays, 1 yards, TOP 00:47
Virginia 13, Florida State 7
2nd Quarter
2-9 at Fs26 Start of 2nd quarter, clock 15:00.
2-9 at Fs26 10 Gun Winston, J. deep out pass incomplete to Lane, E. (Canady, M), clock 14:55. Bench route to the field. Jameis puts it on the inside shoulder where the DB has a chance to break it up. Needs to put it low and away so Lane can run through the catch.
3-9 at Fs26 11 Gun Trey Winston, J. sideline pass incomplete to Greene, R. (Harris, T), clock 14:50. Comeback route to Shad isolated in the boundary. Same mistake as above, and Rashad lets him know it.
4-9 at Fs26 Beatty, C. punt 67 yards to the VA7, downed. Tremendous punt. We have lived to see the day.
Drive: 3 plays, 1 yards, TOP 00:47
1-10 at Va07 VIRGINIA drive start at 14:37.
1-10 at Va07 4-2-5 Lambert, G sideline pass intercepted by Smith, Terr. at the VA6, Smith, Terr. return 3 yards to the VA3, out-of-bounds. Terrible throw. He throws it late and off his back foot, allowing an eternity for Smith to cut in front of it.

Drive: 1 plays, 0 yards, TOP 00:06
1-G at Va03 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 14:31.
1-G at Va03 21 Twins Williams, K. rush over right guard for 3 yards to the VA0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 14:26. Zone extra again. Freddie Stevenson has to absorb a DL that has been turned loose by Matias, leaving a linebacker unblocked. Karlos Williams finds the crease and goes right by the unblocked LB into the end zone.
Florida State 14, Virginia 13
Drive: 1 plays, 3 yards, TOP 00:05
Aguayo, R. kickoff 55 yards to the VA10, out-of-bounds, VA ball on VA35.
1-10 at Va35 VIRGINIA drive start at 14:26.
1-10 at Va35 Timeout Virginia, clock 14:26.
1-10 at Va35 4-2-5 Lambert, G rush for loss of 13 yards to the VA22, fumble by Lambert, G recovered by FS Goldman, E. at VA22. Swing pass to the back in the flat is definitely backwards, though not by much. Eddie Goldman recovers and should have a touchdown but the side judge waits until he sees Goldman recover it and head towards the end zone before blowing the whistle and ruling it incomplete. Poor officiating.
Drive: 1 plays, minus 13 yards, TOP 00:06
1-10 at Va22 Change of possession, FS ball on VA22, 1st and 10.
1-10 at Va22 FS ball on VA22.
1-10 at Va22 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 14:20.
1-10 at Va22 21 Pony Twins Winston, J. deep pass complete to Greene, R. for 22 yards to the VA0, 1ST DOWN FS, TOUCHDOWN, clock 14:14. Slant - corner route from Rashad is just nasty. I genuinely feel bad for that DB, cause there was nothing he could do. Tremendous job of standing in the pocket and stepping into the throw with a DT bearing down on him from Jameis. He gets wrecked on this throw thanks to Hoefeld and Jackson allowing a DT to split their double team.
Aguayo, R. kick attempt good.
Florida State 21, Virginia 13
Drive: 1 plays, 22 yards, TOP 00:06
Aguayo, R. kickoff 65 yards to the VA0, touchback.
1-10 at Va25 VIRGINIA drive start at 14:14.
1-10 at Va25 4-2-5 Parks, K rush up middle for 5 yards to the VA30 (Thomas, M.), clock 13:45. Good squeeze from the DL on IZ but the back is able to get small and dive through a very small crease, falling forward for 5 yards.
2-5 at Va30 4-2-5 Parks, K rush over left guard for 1 yard to the VA31 (Edwards, M.), clock 13:24. IZ again and the DL totally collapses the OL. Mario Edwards Jr actually goes outside the tackle then chases the back down from behind after a very short gain.
3-4 at Va31 4-2-5 Lambert, G deep out pass complete to Jennings, D for 24 yards to the FS45, 1ST DOWN VA (Williams, P.J.;Brutus, L.), clock 12:55. FSU is in Cover 2 and PJ Williams jumps the flat route, leaving a big hole behind him for the route coming from the inside. He needs to maintain spacing and not commit to the the flat until the QB shows he's throwing there.
1-10 at Fs45 4-2-5 Lambert, G post pass incomplete to Dockins, K (Hunter, T.), clock 12:27. FSU blitzes the boundary corner but Virginia does a great job picking it up. Great job in coverage by Tyler Hunter on the post route. Riding the line of legal coverage.
2-10 at Fs45 4-2-5 Mizzell, T rush right for 2 yards to the FS43 (Williams, P.J.;Smith, Terr.), clock 12:06. Jet sweep. FSU sets the edge beatifully and turns the run back inside where the pursuit tracks him down for a short gain.
3-8 at Fs43 4-2-5 Lambert, G slant pass incomplete to Johnson, K, clock 11:39. FSU blitzes Mario Edwards Jr from a standup linebacker position, getting him matched up on a back, which must be terrifying. QB rushes the throw and it's high and way out in front of the receiver. Darby has a great chance to pick this off but can't bring it in.
4-8 at Fs43 Vozenilek, A punt 43 yards to the FS0, touchback.
Drive: 6 plays, 32 yards, TOP 02:43
1-10 at Fs20 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 11:31.
1-10 at Fs20 21 Twins Cook, D. rush left for 4 yards to the FS24 (Harris, A;Blanding, Q), clock 11:13. Nice blocking from the OL and fullback on this counter run. Bobo Wilson gets just enough on the corner to prevent him from making the tackle. May be a bigger play with a better block on the perimeter.
2-6 at Fs24 21 Cook, D. rush right for 8 yards to the FS32, 1ST DOWN FS (Romero, D), clock 10:45. What a great block from Nick O'Leary on this outside zone run. He gets a great seal and creates a perfect lane for Cook to run through. Hoefeld gets blown up by the DT doesn't have time to get in on the play.
1-10 at Fs32 21 Twins Cook, D. rush over right guard for no gain to the FS32 (Dean, D). A big part of acclimating to big time college football is learning what you can't get away with that you could in high school. In this case, Dalvin Cook needs to learn when to just stick it up in the hole instead of looking for a big play that just isn't there. There isn't much of a lane to run play side, but there's a yard or two to be had. Instead he tries to cut back, reverses field and coughs up the ball in the process. Very fortunate that this fumble came right back to him.
2-10 at Fs32 21 Pony Winston, J. ML pass complete to Wilson, J. for 15 yards to the FS47, 1ST DOWN FS (Valles, M), clock 10:17. Curl route in between the corner and safety vs Cover 2. Good read and throw.
1-10 at Fs47 21 Pony Winston, J. sideline pass complete to Wilson, J. for 8 yards to the VA45, clock 09:49. Wide side out vs. soft coverage. Offense is starting to find some rhythm on this drive.
2-2 at Va45 21 Twins Williams, K. rush over left guard for 8 yards to the VA37, 1ST DOWN FS (Harris, A;Blanding, Q), clock 09:15. Inside zone is well blocked and when the play side linebacker totally overruns the play there's a huge running lane for Williams. Credit to Virginia's safeties. They do not miss open field tackles.
1-10 at Va37 21 Twins Williams, K. rush over right tackle for no gain to the VA37 (Dean, D;Coley, H), clock 08:53. Inside zone and Bobby Hart does not get to the playside backer, who makes the tackle for no gain.
Injured player for FSU is #59-Hoefield. Walks off the field.
2-10 at Va37 11 Gun Winston, J. sideline pass complete to Greene, R. for 7 yards to the VA30 (Harris, T), clock 08:24. Stop route vs. soft coverage. If they're going to give it to you, keep taking it.
3-3 at Va30 11 Gun Trips Winston, J. sideline pass complete to Greene, R. for 5 yards to the VA25, 1ST DOWN FS, clock 08:10. Same triangle read FSU ran in the first quarter and Virginia busts the coverage again, leaving Rashad Greene wide open in the flat. Ball is high and Greene is unable to bring it down and stay on his feet.
1-10 at Va25 11 Williams, K. rush up middle for loss of 6 yards to the VA31 (Canady, M), clock 07:32. Outside zone. Cam Erving gets put on roller skates and shoved right into the path of the back, blowing up the play. Doesn't seem to matter who is playing center for FSU, the results don't change much.
#59-Hoefield returns to the game.
2-16 at Va31 10 Gun Winston, J. WS pass complete to Greene, R. for 10 yards to the VA21 (Romero, D;Harris, A), clock 06:56. Orbit motion creates a numbers advantage for the bubble screen to the motion man.
3-6 at Va21 10 Gun Winston, J. rush QX for 3 yards to the VA18 (Wilkins, D), PENALTY VA holding (Hoskey, D) 9 yards to the VA9, 1ST DOWN FS, clock 06:26. Jameis bails out of a pretty decent pocket. The camera angle is too tight to see the coverage but for whatever reason he elects not to throw to the underneath receivers and runs for a short gain.
1-G at Va09 11 Gun Trips Cook, D. rush right for 6 yards to the VA3 (Harris, T), clock 05:56. FSU's version of a Pin and Pull zone run. Jimbo called it a "horn play". Really good blocks by Hoefeld and Jackson who are the pullers.
2-G at Va03 22 Cook, D. rush over right tackle for loss of 1 yard to the VA4 (Dean, D;Canady, M), clock 05:12. Inside zone. Hoefeld is unable to hold his block and Freddie Stevenson blocks nobody, leaving two defenders free to make the tackle.
3-G at Va04 11 Gun Trey Winston, J. rush QX for 4 yards to the VA0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:43. Jameis leaves a clean pocket again, faking a jump pass before diving across the goal line. If he stays in the pocket, he probably notices Dalvin Cook who is completely uncovered on his rail route. Nobody is within 20 yards of him.
Aguayo, R. kick attempt good.
Florida State 28, Virginia 13
Drive: 15 plays, 80 yards, TOP 06:48 Really good drive here. You aren't going to go 15 plays and 80 yards on this defense too many times.
Aguayo, R. kickoff 65 yards to the VA0, touchback.
1-10 at Va25 VIRGINIA drive start at 04:43.
1-10 at Va25 4-2-5 Lambert, G sideline pass complete to Wingo-Reeves, C for 5 yards to the VA30 (Andrews, N.), clock 04:25. Roll out pass and Virginia floods the zone. Defense responds correctly, covering the deeper routes and leaving the flat uncovered.
2-5 at Va30 4-2-5 Lambert, G rush QX for 2 yards to the VA32, clock 03:47. Lambert just panics when he sees Mario Edwards Jr starting to break free. FSU is in zone and in good position to limit the scramble to a short gain.
3-3 at Va32 4-2-5 PENALTY VA false start (English, J) 5 yards to the VA27, clock 03:18.
3-8 at Va27 4-2-5 Lambert, G sideline pass complete to Swanson, Z for 10 yards to the VA37, 1ST DOWN VA, clock 02:41. Out route vs. the linebacker. Smith needs to read the break and get on the tight end's hip better.
1-10 at Va37 4-2-5 Parks, K rush over right guard for 1 yard to the VA38 (Hollin, D.), clock 02:15. A fullback attempts to wham block Mario Edwards Jr and literally bounces off. Eddie Goldman pancakes the guard. DL is dominating.
2-9 at Va38 4-2-5 Lambert, G sideline pass complete to Severin, C for 6 yards to the VA44 (Hunter, T.), clock 01:57. FSU blitzes Ramsey from the slot and Virginia throws to the slot receiver. Good throw but also an excellent job of pursuing inside out by Tyler Hunter.
3-3 at Va44 4-2-5 Lambert, G sacked for loss of 4 yards to the VA40 (Edwards, M.), clock 01:40. FSU only rushes 5, but somehow two guys come free and Mario Edwards destroys his blocker. Total jailbreak.
4-7 at Va40 Vozenilek, A punt 37 yards to the FS23, fair catch by Greene, R..
Drive: 6 plays, 15 yards, TOP 03:39
1-10 at Fs23 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 01:04.
1-10 at Fs23 11 Cook, D. rush over right tackle for 6 yards to the FS29 (Harris, A;Blanding, Q), PENALTY FS holding (Jackson, T.) 10 yards to the FS19. Virginia shows blitz to the strong side of the formation, Jameis checks to a weak side run and pops a very good run. Bit of a ticky-tack holding call brings it back.
1-14 at Fs19 1st and 14.
1-14 at Fs19 11 Cook, D. rush up middle for 6 yards to the FS25 (Blanding, Q), clock 00:33. Power run. Well blocked. Just running out the clock here.
2-8 at Fs25 End of half, clock 00:00.
Drive: 2 plays, 2 yards, TOP 01:04 Jimbo said on his show that he was going to go 2 minute drill prior to the penalty, but I'm not sure I buy that.
Florida State 28, Virginia 13
3rd Quarter
2-8 at Fs25 Start of 3rd quarter, clock 15:00, FS ball on FS35.
FSU will kick to begin the second half and defend the north goal.
Drive: 2 plays, 2 yards, TOP 01:04
Aguayo, R. kickoff 65 yards to the VA0, touchback.
1-10 at Va25 VIRGINIA drive start at 15:00.
1-10 at Va25 Lambert, G at QB for Virginia.
1-10 at Va25 425 Parks, K rush over right end for 11 yards to the VA36, 1ST DOWN VA (Andrews, N.), clock 14:47. Power, Northrup needs to make this tackle and it's a short gain. Walker does a good job forcing it inside and Northrup needs to fill and finish the tackle.
1-10 at Va36 425 Parks, K rush over left guard for no gain to the VA36 (Edwards, M.), clock 14:10. Inside zone, Edwards has the LT playing scared - LT doesn't even try to drive him, just sits back to wall him off and takes the punch and get driven back. Edwards then hits Parks. Jimbo says you don't take many hits from 15 and keep going.
2-10 at Va36 425 Lambert, G sacked for loss of 9 yards to the VA27 (Ramsey, J.), clock 13:19. Jet action with wide zone blocking to playside, Noles had fire zone blitz with field side pressure. Mitchell knifes past backside OT and ends up in Lambert's face, Ramsey flies in and gets home on his blitz. Great team blitzing and a good call, too.
3-19 at Va27 416 Lambert, G screen pass complete to Parks, K for 8 yards to the VA35 (Casher, C.), clock 12:52. Noles feign blitz with 6 men, but rush 3 and drop 8. UVA calls screen to field side, anticipating field side pressure which isn't there. Too many red shirts to run a screen into.
4-11 at Va35 Vozenilek, A punt 34 yards to the FS31, fair catch by Greene, R.. This is a really bad punt.
Drive: 4 plays, 10 yards, TOP 02:32
1-10 at Fs31 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 12:28.
1-10 at Fs31 10 gun Winston, J. screen pass complete to Williams, K. for 5 yards to the FS36, clock 12:06. Orbit motion to field side, RB screen to boundary. Excellent play call, Karlos had 15-20 yards to run and just trips on his own feet. This can't keep happening
2-5 at Fs36 10 gun Winston, J. WS pass incomplete to Greene, R., clock 11:49, QB hurry by Valles, M. Roll left, throwback screen to boundary side. Unblocked end gets there quicker than Jameis expected and he wasn't able to get it out quick enough. Shame, because this had space to go.
3-5 at Fs36 10 gun Winston, J. crossing pass incomplete to Wilson, J., clock 11:45. Trips to field side, Noles run a triangle read to that side vs 2 high safety look, Wilson comes underneath from boundary side. UVA sends 5, including 3 up A gap with backer looping around tackle and second backer following - really well picked up. Hart gets beat badly inside, Karlos struggles to block two. Despite this Jameis gets off good throw with excellent touch to Wilson, who gets straight bumped off his route while the ball is in the air. Backer attempts new "superman that ho" technique and doesn't get called for a flag. Jimbo pretty pissed about this.
4-5 at Fs36 Beatty, C. punt 41 yards to the VA23, fair catch by Shepherd, K. Solid punt.
Drive: 3 plays, 5 yards, TOP 00:51 Karlos needs to stay on his feet. Then got screwed on a third down call.
1-10 at Va23 VIRGINIA drive start at 11:37.
1-10 at Va23 425 Lambert, G screen pass complete to Parks, K for 12 yards to the VA35, 1ST DOWN VA (Darby, R.), clock 11:23. Single high from Noles, UVA in bunch to field side. UVA gets numbers and does a good job executing this.
1-10 at Va35 425 Shepherd, K rush over right guard for 2 yards to the VA37 (Smith, Terr.), clock 10:37. Jet action to field, inside zone to boundary. Nnadi eats up a double team, Mitchell swims a guy, Terrance sheds a block and finishes the play. Great defense.
2-8 at Va37 425 Lambert, G slant pass complete to Severin, C for 22 yards to the FS41, 1ST DOWN VA (Andrews, N.), clock 10:24. Fire zone, Ramsey and Northrup blitz field side, Walker drops to boundary side flat zone. Northrup gets in and forces Lambert to get it out quick. 24 needs to get over to the hook zone quicker. Good quick play from UVA, but 24 needs to get there better.
1-10 at Fs41 425 Lambert, G deep pass incomplete to Levrone, A, clock 09:56. PA rollout off power action, both Goldman and Walker get through quickly and Lambert has to release it. Noles played 2 safeties high and rushed 4, got tons of pressure quick.
2-10 at Fs41 425 Parks, K rush left for loss of 2 yards to the FS43 (Edwards, M.), clock 09:41. UVA runs power to boundary side, tries to block Edwards with a fullback, whose cut attempt falls laughably short. No, I actually openly laughed. Edwards gets off it and makes a play. UVA needs to find a way to not do this.
3-12 at Fs43 425 Lambert, G screen pass complete to Parks, K for 3 yards to the FS40 (Pugh, J.), clock 08:54. Noles show blitz, drop 8. Pugh races over to flats and gobbles up Parks on the flare, both he and Ramsey keeping good leverage on the ball.
4-9 at Fs40 Vozenilek, A punt 40 yards to the FS0, touchback.
Drive: 6 plays, 37 yards, TOP 03:02 Very good defense overall, I'm comfortable saying 24 isn't 100% and they were going at him a bit. Noles DL taking over the game.
1-10 at Fs20 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 08:35.
1-10 at Fs20 11 singleback Cook, D. rush up middle for 2 yards to the FS22, fumble forced by Dean, D, fumble by Cook, D. recovered by VA Moore, M at FS23. Counter, Cook drops the ball when he gets hit. Jimbo still wants him not to fumble, hopes he's OK.
Drive: 1 plays, 3 yards, TOP 00:00 Fumbling isn't good, getting hurt is even worse.
1-10 at Fs23 Change of possession, VA ball on FS23, 1st and 10.
1-10 at Fs23 VA ball on FS23.
1-10 at Fs23 1st and 10.
1-10 at Fs23 Clock 08:20.
Injured player for FSU is #4-Cook. Assisted off the field.
Official Review: Ruling on the field is runner is down.
Official Review: Call on the field is overturned. Fumble.
1-10 at Fs23 425 Lambert, G deep pass complete to Severin, C for 23 yards to the FS0, 1ST DOWN VA, TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:14. 4 Verts vs cover 1 man, it appears. Noles in phase, Ramsey with tight coverage, Lambert makes a good back shoulder throw. Ramsey lost track of this. Heck, he sees the ball, he just loses it. Looks like he thought it was going farther away. Just lost it.
Frye, I kick attempt good.
Florida State 28, Virginia 20
Drive: 1 plays, 23 yards, TOP 00:00 Need to be better in sudden change situations. Can't just allow a TD because the offense turned it over. I stole this language from Alan's tweets, verbatim, since he put it perfectly. But who's going to notice?
Sims, D kickoff 65 yards to the FS0, Whitfield, K. return 15 yards to the FS15 (Blanding, Q). Not great, Bob.
1-10 at Fs15 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 08:09.
1-10 at Fs15 11 gun Winston, J. sideline pass complete to Greene, R. for 14 yards to the FS29, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds (Blanding, Q), clock 08:01. All curl. Soft coverage on your #1, hit him, he breaks a tackle and gets you some extra yards. They've done this once or twice together.
1-10 at Fs29 11 gun Winston, J. sideline pass complete to Greene, R. for 7 yards to the FS36 (Harris, T), clock 07:30. No huddle, hurry up, snapped quick, all curl again, Rashad again. Easy peasy.
2-3 at Fs36 10 gun Winston, J. MR pass complete to Lane, E. for 13 yards to the FS49, 1ST DOWN FS (Hoskey, D;Coley, H), clock 06:53. Orbit motion to field, play action, curl/flat, Winston hits Lane on a curl in a soft spot.
1-10 at Fs49 10 gun Williams, K. rush right for 11 yards to the VA40, 1ST DOWN FS (Coley, H), clock 06:20. Orbit motion to field, inside zone to boundary, well blocked and tripped by his shoelaces again. Karlos needs to stop this falling stuff, and he'd have so much more.
1-10 at Va40 10 gun Winston, J. WS pass complete to Greene, R. for 10 yards to the VA30, 1ST DOWN FS (Blanding, Q), clock 06:07. Orbit motion to field, power/bubble option, Winston hits Greene on bubble on backside. Good blocking from receivers and they get the first down.
1-10 at Va30 11 gun PENALTY FS false start (Erving, C.) 5 yards to the VA35, clock 05:58. 5th year senior at home. His weekly false start.
1-15 at Va35 10 gun Winston, J. sideline pass complete to Wilson, J. for 10 yards to the VA25 (Blanding, Q;Harris, T), clock 05:35. Double smash, Winston hits Wilson on the hitch for successful play to get back on schedule.
2-5 at Va25 10 gun Williams, K. rush left for no gain to the VA25 (Romero, D), clock 05:13. Orbit motion to field, IZ/bubble option, IZ to boundary, backer recognizes it and rushes in unblocked, Williams checks up and gets brought down at line.
3-5 at Va25 11 gun Winston, J. flag pass incomplete to Rudolph, T., clock 04:46. Corner route doesn't have enough air under it. Jameis had to get it out quick, Tre misses his block and pressure comes quick. If he puts some more air under it, this might work.
4-5 at Va25 Aguayo, R. field goal attempt from 43 GOOD, clock 04:41.
Florida State 31, Virginia 20
Drive: 9 plays, 60 yards, TOP 03:35 Strong, efficient drive. Dumb false start and a quick pressure keep it to a field goal. Basically ran orbit bubble/IZ or power package plays most of the drive. Doing base stuff and quick game to keep Winston from getting hit?
Aguayo, R. kickoff 64 yards to the VA1, Jennings, D return 33 yards to the VA34 (Pugh, J.;Haggins, J.). Had a guy trip and fall out of his lane. Given that it gave us 7 points in the NCG, I'll take the karma here.
1-10 at Va34 VIRGINIA drive start at 04:34.
1-10 at Va34 425 Shepherd, K rush TR for 4 yards to the VA38 (Casher, C.;Williams, P.J.), clock 04:12. Jet action to field side, T-scheme (tackle pulls over down blocking TE/WR) pitch to boundary side. Casher does a great job stacking, shedding and making the play. PJ helps finish it from the ground.
2-6 at Va38 425 Lambert, G screen pass incomplete to Shepherd, K (Williams, P.J.), clock 03:53. Jimbo loves the word "affecting", and it's appropriate for this play - usually screens are used to take advantage of pressure, but PJ and Hollin were so quick getting through that Lambert wasn't able to get it out.
3-6 at Va38 326 Lambert, G sacked for loss of 9 yards to the VA29 (Hunter, T.), clock 03:34. Zone pressure, Hunter and Ramsey blitz off the edge. Hunter FLIES into the backfield, timing the snap perfectly and makes the OT look silly. Then he goes at Lambert like a spider monkey. Heck of an athlete, awesome play.
4-15 at Va29 Vozenilek, A punt 47 yards to the FS24, fair catch by Greene, R., PENALTY VA kick catching interference (Wahee, W) 15 yards to the FS39, 1st and 10, FS ball on FS39. I thought this was a bit ticky tacky but I'd rather they kept these clean.
Drive: 3 plays, minus 5 yards, TOP 01:20 Excellent defense and this DL shows how good they can be. Dominant.
1-10 at Fs39 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 03:14.
1-10 at Fs39 11 singleback Williams, K. rush left for 1 yard to the FS40 (Harris, T), clock 02:58. Power to boundary, safety makes a good play in space to get him down. You'd like to see him turn this into more yards
2-9 at Fs40 11 gun Winston, J. screen pass complete to Williams, K. for 21 yards to the VA39, 1ST DOWN FS (Harris, A;Canady, M), clock 02:31. Jameis is patient, hits his third receiver. Cover 2 Man, they busted covering the back, it was open, easy yards. Great blocking downfield from true freshmen Lane and Rudolph. Flare wide open under Smash.
1-10 at Va39 10 gun Winston, J. sideline pass complete to Wilson, J. for 5 yards to the VA34, out-of-bounds (Blanding, Q), clock 02:05. Winston hits Wilson on quick hitch. Jimbo notes UVA isn't going to give you the big play deep, so they're content to take the short stuff.
2-5 at Va34 10 gun Winston, J. sideline pass complete to Wilson, J. for 8 yards to the VA26, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds, clock 01:42. Quick comeback, Winston makes a perfect throw, Wilson makes a good catch and play to keep it in bounds. Waste of time to review this.
Official Review: Ruling on the field is a catch in bounds.
Official Review: Call on the field stands.
1-10 at Va26 PENALTY VA offside defense (Harold, E) 5 yards to the VA21, clock 01:27. Got em to jump.
1-5 at Va21 11 gun Winston, J. sacked for loss of 2 yards to the VA23 (Coley, H), clock 00:50. Almost 5 seconds elapse from the time ball is snapped until he decides to take off. Coverage sack. Don't normally mind him extending this and trying to make a play, but game is ostensibly won and Jameis is hurt. Good time to toss balls away.
2-7 at Va23 22 I Winston, J. flag pass incomplete to O'Leary, N., clock 00:26. Hoefeld gets blown off ball, leaving the other right side linemen to cope with ensuing havoc. The player who punched Hoefeld back pressures Winston, who Jimbo says "needs a second more" and both plays on the deep switch off play action would be open. This was a shot play that was well drawn up. Just needed to block it up.
3-7 at Va23 Timeout Florida State, clock 00:26.
3-7 at Va23 10 gun tight Winston, J. middle pass incomplete to Greene, R., PENALTY FS ineligible downfield on pass declined, clock 00:21. "ITS A F****N SCREEN" still echoes in Doak. Jimbo really unhappy they allowed the UVA DT to literally tackle Rashad. Rashad was set to get the ball 0-2 yards at/behind LOS, had to avoid the tackle, then they called illegal man downfield because Rashad was past LOS. Ridiculous to allow the hit and then make this call. Poor refereeing, and Jimbo let them know it.
4-7 at Va23 Aguayo, R. field goal attempt from 40 GOOD, clock 00:16. Make your own luck.
Florida State 34, Virginia 20
Drive: 8 plays, 38 yards, TOP 02:58 Good drive overall. Efficient. Got screwed on third down call.
Aguayo, R. kickoff 65 yards to the VA0, touchback.
1-10 at Va25 VIRGINIA drive start at 00:16.
1-10 at Va25 425 Lambert, G middle pass complete to Swanson, Z for 8 yards to the VA33 (Smith, Terr.). UVA lines up empty, trips bunched to one side. FSU does a good job with distribution, but 24 just isn't healthy enough to chase this guy over the hook zone. Pretty clear they're targeting him.
Drive: 1 plays, 8 yards, TOP 02:07
Florida State 34, Virginia 20
4th Quarter Bad calls against FSU's offense on third downs, and generally excellent defense highlighted by dominant DL - other than the 1 play TD drive after the TO. Pretty good quarter overall. Very happy with where the defense is overall.