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Florida State football film review: Louisville 2nd quarter

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Sometimes, teams just play food football. Other times, they take advantage of mistakes. Louisville found a rhythm on offense and took advantage of FSU's mistakes to take a 21-7 lead into the half.

Every week we break down the result of the previous game. Who really played well for the Seminoles against Louisville? Which players played poorly? Where did the coaches do well, and when did they screw up?

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D-D At Form Play Analysis
1-10 at Lou48 3-4 Dyer,M. rush up middle for 20 yards to the FS32, 1ST DOWN LOU (Ramsey, J.). FSU is blitzing Tyler Hunter off the edge, meaning once Dyer gets past the line there is no second level defender to that side of the field to make the tackle.
1-10 at Fs32 4-2-5 Gardner, W. crossing pass complete to Christian, G. for 10 yards to the FS22, 1ST DOWN LOU (Northrup, R.). Sprint out left, throw back to the tight end who blocks initially then leaks out to the backside. Good discipline by the underneath coverage minimizes the gain. NC State hit several big plays on this same concept.
1-10 at Fs22 4-2-5 Dyer,M. rush right for 3 yards to the FS19, out-of-bounds (Thomas, M.). Outside zone. Not sure if Nate Andrews or PJ Williams is the force defender, but whoever it was allows Dyer to turn the corner for a positive gain. The rest of the defense did the job they needed to to stuff this for no gain.
2-7 at Fs19 4-2-5 Gardner, W. CU pass complete to DeLa Cruz, K. for 12 yards to the FS7, 1ST DOWN LOU (Hunter, T.). FSU blitzes Jalen Ramsey off the edge, leaving the slot uncovered and Louisville hits him on a hot read. Good play by the offense.
1-G at Fs07 PENALTY FS offside defense (Goldman, E.) 3 yards to the FS4.
1-G at Fs04 4-4-3 Dyer,M. rush up middle for 4 yards to the FS0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 12:13. T-scheme (power shifted over to the C gap) run. Demarcus Walker holds up initially but then gets pancaked. PJ Williams is unblocked but overruns the play and can't make the tackle.

Wallace, J. kick attempt good.
LOUISVILLE 7, FLORIDA STATE 0
Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, TOP 03:46
Wallace, J. kickoff 65 yards to the FS0, Whitfield, K. return 12 yards to the FS12.
1-10 at Fs12 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 12:13.
1-10 at Fs12 11 Gun Williams, K. rush up middle for 4 yards to the FS16 (Kelsey, K.). Inside zone, cutback around the end. Impressive block shed by the Louisville DE. O'Leary needs to find a way to hold this block for half a second longer.
2-6 at Fs16 11 Gun Winston, J. sideline pass complete to Greene, R. for 5 yards to the FS21, out-of-bounds (Burgess, J.). Bobby Hart gets whipped around the edge, forcing Winston out of the pocket where he finds Rashad Greene on a hitch.
3-1 at Fs21 11 Gun Williams, K. rush up middle for 2 yards to the FS23, 1ST DOWN FS (Mount, D.;Young, T.). Inside zone and Bobby Hart gets shoved into the path of the back. Great job by Karlos Williams of getting around him and then securing the first down by powering through a tackle.
1-10 at Fs23 11 Gun Trey Winston, J. sideline pass incomplete to Greene, R.. Soft coverage to the boundary and Winston tries to hit Greene on a speed out but overthrows him.
2-10 at Fs23 PENALTY FS false start (Williams, K.) 5 yards to the FS18.
2-15 at Fs18 11 Gun Trey Winston, J. crossing pass complete to O'Leary, N. for 11 yards to the FS29 (Sample,J.). Option route to O'Leary is wide open underneath. Easy throw and catch.
3-4 at Fs29 10 Gun Winston, J. CU pass complete to Greene, R. for 9 yards to the FS38, 1ST DOWN FS (Gaines,C.). Louisville only has 2 down linemen and rushes 4. Really nice job of picking up this pressure by the OL. Jimbo uses motion to get Rashad a free release on his curl route.
1-10 at Fs38 21 Williams, K. rush right for 14 yards to the LOU48, out-of-bounds (Young, T.), PENALTY FS holding (Wilson, J.) 10 yards to the FS42. Louisville is showing blitz up the middle again. Jameis spots it and checks to an outside zone play that is blocked perfectly and goes for a long gain. Holding brings it back.
1-6 at Fs42 21 Pony Winston, J. pass incomplete to Wilson, J. (Floyd, T.). Curl route to Wilson is dropped. Winston is a hair late and high with this throw, allowing the defender to get back into the play. Better throw is probably completed.
2-6 at Fs42 21 Cook, D. rush up middle for 7 yards to the FS49, 1ST DOWN FS (Kelsey, K.;Sample,J.). Looks like FSU is set to run OZ to the field but when Winston spots the defense shifted to that side he changes it to IZ. Bootleg action freezes the backside DE and a tremendous jump cut in the hole gets Cook around the end for the first down.
1-10 at Fs49 11 Gun Winston, J. CU pass complete to Greene, R. for 7 yards to the LOU44 (Gaines,C.). Unreal how fast Winston throws this ball. Guys come unblocked and aren't even halfway to the QB before the ball is gone.
2-3 at Lou44 11 Gun Winston, J. sideline pass incomplete to O'Leary, N., QB hurry by Rankins, S.. Under concept. Drag from the outside with a corner from the inside. O'Leary is not remotely open but Winston puts it up high for him hoping he can make a play.
3-3 at Lou44 Timeout LOUISVILLE, clock 07:45.
3-3 at Lou44 PENALTY FS false start (O'Leary, N.) 5 yards to the LOU49. Can't do this.
3-8 at Lou49 11 Gun Winston, J. deep pass intercepted by Burgess, J. at the LOU39, Burgess, J. return 9 yards to the LOU48 (O'Leary, N.), QB hurry by Kelsey, K.. Louisville has more rushers than FSU can block, forcing Winston to rush the throw and make a poor decision. A perfect throw that's lower and outside has a chance to be completed, but not much of one. If you're going to heave a prayer like this on third down, throw it to one of the deep routes so that it's effectively a punt if it's intercepted. O'Leary drags the ball carrier to a stop then suplexes him.

Drive: 12 plays, 39 yards, TOP 04:37
1-10 at Lou48 LOUISVILLE drive start at 07:36.
1-10 at Lou48 4-2-5 Gardner, W. deep pass complete to Parker, D. for 21 yards to the FS31, 1ST DOWN LOU, out-of-bounds (Darby, R.). Petrino wants a shot play off the turnover, goes play action and gets Parker open on a corner route.
1-10 at Fs31 4-2-5 Dyer,M. rush up middle for 8 yards to the FS23 (Williams, P.J.). Derrick Mitchell Jr. is overly concerned with penetration and gets out of his gap, allowing a huge cutback lane on the inside zone run.
2-2 at Fs23 5-2-4 Dyer,M. rush up middle for 3 yards to the FS20, 1ST DOWN LOU (Northrup, R.). Pretty good run fits across the board. Great fill by Matthew Thomas forces Dyer to cut back. Reggie Northrup is in his gap but doesn't have momentum and gets run over by Dyer for the first down.
1-10 at Fs20 4-2-5 Gardner, W. crossing pass complete to DeLa Cruz, K. for 8 yards to the FS12, out-of-bounds (Brutus, L.;Northrup, R.). Flat route from bunch and Reggie Northrup and Lamarcus Brutus are both late getting over to the flat.
2-2 at Fs12 4-2-5 Dyer,M. rush up middle for 12 yards to the FS0, 1ST DOWN LOU, TOUCHDOWN, clock 05:11. Desmond Hollin gets taken out of the play by the bootleg action and Chris Casher totally overruns the play, creating a massive cutback lane.

Wallace, J. kick attempt good.
LOUISVILLE 14, FLORIDA STATE 0
Drive: 5 plays, 52 yards, TOP 02:25
Wallace, J. kickoff 63 yards to the FS2, Whitfield, K. return 18 yards to the FS20 (Thomas, S.).
1-10 at Fs20 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 05:11.
1-10 at Fs20 11 Gun Winston, J. deep pass intercepted by Holliman, G. at the FS43, Holliman, G. return 0 yards to the FS43, out-of-bounds. Smash route to the boundary. As has been discussed ad nauseum, Travis Rudolph sees a bunch of gray shirts and quits on his route. Ball would have been right in his bread basket in front of the defenders if he runs a full speed route.

Drive: 1 plays, 0 yards, TOP 00:11
1-10 at Fs43 LOUISVILLE drive start at 05:00.
1-10 at Fs43 4-2-5 Gardner, W. slant pass incomplete to Parker, D. (Williams, P.J.). PJ is initially beat off the line but recovers really well and breaks up the slant.
2-10 at Fs43 4-2-5 Dyer,M. rush over left tackle for 10 yards to the FS33, 1ST DOWN LOU (Andrews, N.). Chris Casher gets sealed to the outside creating a big lane on the IZ run.
1-10 at Fs33 4-2-5 Dyer,M. rush left for 9 yards to the FS24, out-of-bounds (Andrews, N.). Mario Edwards Jr misreads the tackle's block and dives inside on an OZ run. He gets great penetration, but vacates his gap. If you're going to do this, you have to make the tackle in the backfield.
2-1 at Fs24 4-2-5 Scott, L. rush up middle for 9 yards to the FS15, 1ST DOWN LOU (Northrup, R.). Mario Edwards Jr is in at 3 technique. Louisville double teams both tackles and gets good push on them. Reggie Northrup is unblocked, but can't get through the mess of bodies between him and the back.
1-10 at Fs15 4-2-5 PENALTY LOU delay of game 5 yards to the FS20.
1-15 at Fs20 4-2-5 Gardner, W. slant pass complete to DeLa Cruz, K. for 9 yards to the FS11 (Ramsey, J.). Slant to the slot receiver who is getting a bunch of cushion from the safety.
2-6 at Fs11 4-2-5 Gardner, W. crossing pass complete to Christian, G. for 11 yards to the FS0, 1ST DOWN LOU, TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:09. Another play action fake where the tight end blocks then releases backside. Thomas is a step too slow to make the tackle short of the touchdown.

Wallace, J. kick attempt good.
LOUISVILLE 21, FLORIDA STATE 0
Drive: 6 plays, 43 yards, TOP 02:51
Wallace, J. kickoff 65 yards to the FS0, Whitfield, K. return 22 yards to the FS22 (Young, T.).
1-10 at Fs22 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 02:09.
1-10 at Fs22 11 Gun Winston, J. CU pass complete to O'Leary, N. for 17 yards to the FS39, 1ST DOWN FS (Sample,J.). Out route to O'Leary. They're putting the sam backer in a bind here with O'Leary on the out and a rail route from the back. Winston throws to whichever one isn't covered.
1-10 at Fs39 11 Gun Winston, J. crossing pass complete to Greene, R. for 21 yards to the LOU40, 1ST DOWN FS (Sample,J.). Rub route with O'Leary cutting out just ahead of Greene's drive. Great pass protection.
1-10 at Lou40 11 Gun Winston, J. CU pass complete to Wilson, J. for 30 yards to the LOU10, 1ST DOWN FS (Sample,J.). Cam Erving gets whipped inside but Jameis slides away from it and finds Bobo Wilson on an in route and run after catch gets it down to the 10.
1-G at Lou10 Timeout LOUISVILLE, clock 01:11.
1-G at Lou10 11 Gun Winston, J. crossing pass incomplete to O'Leary, N. (Burgess, J.). Poor decision here. Gotta think Jameis pre-determined this throw. The linebackers and safeties are looking to cut under O'Leary anytime he takes a vertical release. Gotta start making defenses pay for that with some shakes or corners.
2-G at Lou10 11 Gun Williams, K. rush up middle for 9 yards to the LOU1 (Holliman, G.). Power scheme. FSU has Louisville's defense so concerned with the pass that the linebackers actually run backwards at the start of this play and are totally out of position to defend the run.
3-G at Lou01 11 Gun Williams, K. rush up middle for no gain to the LOU1, fumble by Williams, K. recovered by FS O'Leary, N. at LOU0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:33. Same play, but Louisville is ready this time and Bobby Hart gets shoved into the backfield. Karlos Williams runs into him and fumbles. The ball bounces through and in between the entire Louisville defense and into the end zone where it's recovered for a TD. Better lucky than good sometimes. Fisher said Williams needs to be more flat on his exchange.
Aguayo, R. kick attempt good.
LOUISVILLE 21, FLORIDA STATE 7
Drive: 6 plays, 78 yards, TOP 01:36
Aguayo, R. kickoff 64 yards to the LOU1, Quick, J. return 17 yards to the LOU18 (Ramsey, J.).
1-10 at Lou18 LOUISVILLE drive start at 00:33.
1-10 at Lou18 4-2-5 Scott, L. rush right for 5 yards to the LOU23 (Williams, P.J.). Louisville content to go to the locker room with a 21-7 lead.
2-5 at Lou23 End of half, clock 00:00.
Drive: 1 plays, 5 yards, TOP 00:33
LOUISVILLE 21, FLORIDA STATE 7