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Florida State football film review: The Citadel 3rd quarter

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D-D At Formation Play Analysis

Eric Goins kickoff 40 yards to the FS25, Haplea, K. return 12 yards to the FS37 (Craig Miller). Might as well kick it out if you don't want to deal with the Nole returners, Citadel. You'll actually save yardage.
1-10 at Fs37 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 14:55.
1-10 at Fs37 Winston, J. at QB for Florida State.
1-10 at Fs37 11 gun Winston, J. SH pass complete to Whitfield, K. for 7 yards to the FS44 (DeVonta Delaney), clock 14:38. Touch pass to field for Kermit. Use your speed. Generally well blocked, but Citadel DB comes down and forces Kermit to cut upfield and makes a tackle when he's slowed in traffic. Good play from Citadel DB not to let him get the corner.
2-3 at Fs44 11 bunch pistol Whitfield, K. rush right for 12 yards to the CIT44, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds (Walker Smith), clock 14:26. They go no huddle here and snap it quick - just 11 seconds from end of prior play. Kermit is lined up in the backfield, with 9/89/35 bunched right. Toss play right to field side with "T" blocking - tackle pulls wide as TE blocks down. Good blocking from 35 down, 89 wide and 51 to seal, but Karlos can't make his cut block stick. These guys see too many cut blocks in practice to be deterred by a poor one. Nice aggressive speed/call.
1-10 at Cit44 21 bunch Winston, J. deep out pass complete to O'Leary, N. for 20 yards to the CIT24, 1ST DOWN FS (DeVonta Delaney), clock 14:04. Play action, deep switch and Winston hits wide open O'Leary on the deep out.
1-10 at Cit24 21 pony Winston, J. MR pass complete to Stevenson, F. for 9 yards to the CIT15 (Rah Muhammad), clock 13:34. Triangle read, it appears, with curl/flat and back hitch. Winston hits open Stevnson, who does a nice job turning and absorbing contact while getting some extra yards.
2-1 at Cit15 21 I Williams, K. rush over right guard for 5 yards to the CIT10, 1ST DOWN FS (Nick Willis;Carl Robinson), clock 12:59. Zone left with orbit motion right. Karlos does an excellent job cutting back and then making a second cut upfield to avoid the guy left unblocked by Stevenson. DBs have to clean it up for Citadel.
1-G at Cit10 21 pony Winston, J. crossing pass complete to Williams, K. for 6 yards to the CIT4 (Nick Willis), clock 12:23. Deep route from O'Leary clears out the angle route underneath for Karlos. Hard to tell what Jameis was disappointed with.
2-G at Cit04 21 I Williams, K. rush over left guard for loss of 1 yard to the CIT5 (Tevin Floyd), clock 11:47. Twins right, power left to closed side of formation. Tre Jackson slow pulling to the hole, Karlos expects him to make the block and is met by the guy Tre isn't able to get. This player was actually O'Leary's man, but he whiffed the initial block. Not a TD if Tre gets him, but not a loss either. Can't have NOL miss those blocks in the red area.
3-G at Cit05 11 gun Winston, J. crossing pass incomplete to Green, C. (Walker Smith), clock 11:21. Deep cross in back of end zone for Green. Correct read - primary target and in single coverage with good positioning. Then Christian Green jumps. Of all things. Jumps. For a ball thrown head high. Great throw, really bizarre decision to jump. It's almost like Green is actively try to avoid his first TD.
4-G at Cit05 Aguayo, R. field goal attempt from 22 GOOD, clock 11:17. Really good drive overall until a couple key errors in the red area. Not enough effort on the block from O'Leary and a really weird reaction from Green. I don't think you necessarily miss KB here as a big target - you miss guys like KB/Shaw because they executed consistently. IE KB doesn't do that weird jump.

Florida State 31, The Citadel 0

Drive: 9 plays, 58 yards, TOP 03:38
. Aguayo, R. kickoff 65 yards to the CIT0, touchback Plenty of leg.
1-10 at Cit25 THE CITADEL drive start at 11:17.
1-10 at Cit25 Aaron Miller at QB for The Citadel.
1-10 at Cit25 425 Aaron Miller rush OL for 2 yards to the CIT27 (Northrup, R.), clock 11:02. Terrance crashes in towards dive so QB keeps, Northrup scrapes around and brings him down after Darby covers pitch man well. Good way to play the option. This 4-3/425 is set up for deep backer to scrape around the shallow OLB if they crash in for dive. Same as gameplan for GT in 2012.
2-8 at Cit27 425 Vinny Miller rush OL for loss of 1 yard to the CIT26 (Ramsey, J.), clock 10:20. Load option to boundary from left hash. FSU does a good job putting body on body. Terrance Smith misses a 5 yard deep TFL.
3-9 at Cit26 425 Aaron Miller slant pass complete to Alex Glover for 24 yards to the 50 yardline, 1ST DOWN CIT (Hunter, T.), clock 09:47. Noles in cover 2. This is actually a really good play from the Citadel QB. Throws the ball before his break seeing the hole in c2 between hook zones and deep zones. Noles have solid depth but Marshall gets turned around and beat. Citadel QB zipped that in there. Good recognition and play.
1-10 at Cit50 425 Aaron Miller rush over left guard for 3 yards to the FS47 (Northrup, R.;Marshall, T.), clock 09:17. Designed QB dive with extra blockers. Called because Noles played wide option well while controlling dive, Citadel tries to get numbers. Noles do solid job shedding blocks and outplaying a numbers deficit.
2-7 at Fs47 425 Tyler Renew rush over left guard for loss of 1 yard to the FS48, fumble forced by Walker, D., fumble by Tyler Renew recovered by CIT Jake Stenson at FS48. Noles DL shoots gaps, Mitchell causes dive man to go wider and Walker is only able to catch the ball rather than the player. Good result, not good process. Reggie Northrup is celebrating a fumble recovery that never happens, LOL. Citadel now 10 for 10 recovering fumbles. Very lucky team.
3-8 at Fs48 Clock 08:20.
3-8 at Fs48 425 Aaron Miller deep pass incomplete to Rudder Brown, dropped pass, clock 08:08. Quickly thrown fade down sideline, announcers talk about Darby's hand fighting, ignore Citadel player pushing off of Darby.
4-8 at Fs48 Will Vanvick punt 48 yards to the FS0, touchback. 48 yard punt? What does that even mean?

Drive: 6 plays, 27 yards, TOP 03:13 Good drive from the defense overall. The one big play is on a true freshmen. Other than that, pretty dominant.
1-10 at Fs20 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 08:04.
1-10 at Fs20 21 gun Winston, J. post pass complete to Greene, R. for 46 yards to the CIT34, 1ST DOWN FS (Tyus Carter), clock 07:56. Play action, deep switch concept. Rudolph runs the go, Rashad runs the post. MOF wide open and Rashad is in perfect spot to catch and run. Not the best placement on this ball, Rashad has to slow up a hair for it.
1-10 at Cit34 21 bunch Winston, J. post pass incomplete to Greene, R., clock 07:35. Play action from under center, Citadel has 8 men in the box, all 3 backers freeze for PA. Rashad ends up in single coverage and wins that battle, of course. Jameis overthrows it.
2-10 at Cit34 11 gun Winston, J. MR pass complete to Lane, E. for 18 yards to the CIT16, 1ST DOWN FS (Tyus Carter), clock 07:26. Young guys get in the game. Twins right on field side are Rudolph in slot and Lane wide. Lane is second option and is hit on a comeback route. Does a nice job making a couple guys miss.
1-10 at Cit16 11 gun Winston, J. post pass incomplete to O'Leary, N. (Malik Diggs), clock 06:53. Heads up play and fortunate positioning from Citadel DB #5 stops the TD. He catches Winston locking on towards NOL and manages to get to the ball as NOL is catching it. Rare to see NOL lose a ball on such an easy challenge. I'm not sure if there was some sort of spacing issue here or not. Rashad has to cut off his route to not get in the way of the play. He's coming from boundary side and NOL from field.
2-10 at Cit16 11 singlebac Pender, M. rush right for 7 yards to the CIT9 (Mitchell Jeter), clock 06:35. Toss sweep. NOL blocks down, Jackson and Hart pull around. NOL isn't able to sustain his block and Jeetz ends up bringing down Pender.
3-3 at Cit09 Timeout Florida State, clock 06:12. Hard to know exactly what it was, but my guess is Jimbo didn't want Jameis to switch the run. This is my guess for two reasons: Pender stares at Jimbo after being told to move, and Jimbo loudly screaming "BS" at Jameis.
3-3 at Cit09 11 gun Winston, J. WS pass incomplete to Pender, M., clock 06:09. Jameis not happy with Mario - does a mini tantrum before the ball even gets to the spot. Expected him to go farther before turning. Not sure I'd call it an "overthrow" with that in mind. Miscommunication.
4-3 at Cit09 Aguayo, R. field goal attempt from 27 GOOD, clock 06:05. Mister automatic.

Florida State 34, The Citadel 0 Guys are a little sloppy at this point, probably a TD to NOL in most times this drive is run.

Drive: 7 plays, 71 yards, TOP 01:59

Aguayo, R. kickoff 65 yards to the CIT0, touchback. No issues getting distance today.
1-10 at Cit25 THE CITADEL drive start at 06:05.
1-10 at Cit25 425 Vinny Miller rush OL for loss of 2 yards to the CIT23 (Levenberry, E.), clock 05:51. Young crowd enters game. Walker crashes in and tries to cut off lead blocker to get to QB but QB goes wide of him as he gets cut by lead man. Levenberry plays QB, QB pitches. Waisome, despite being blown up, does a good job forcing play in and containing it, Levenberry cleans up. Angles get messed up for Citadel with Walker and Waisome changing them. Bryant blown way off the ball.
2-12 at Cit23 425 Aaron Miller rush QX for 5 yards to the CIT28, out-of-bounds (Northrup, R.), clock 05:14. Pass play, Walker comes in under control, but Citadel QB does a spin move away from his grasp and scrambles up the sideline for a handful of yards. Walker actually trips over the QB's foot while he's trying to wrap up. Weird.
3-7 at Cit28 425 Aaron Miller rush QX for 10 yards to the CIT38, 1ST DOWN CIT, out-of-bounds (Ramsey, J.), clock 04:41. Marshall sent on a blitz. Tries to evade cut block from back by doing a spin move. This opens up a lane for QB to run. Northrup slips on the field while trying to stop him. Ends up being forced out by Ramsey.
1-10 at Cit38 425 Jake Stenson rush up middle for 9 yards to the CIT47 (Levenberry, E.), clock 04:01. Little different wrinkle here from Citadel. Direct handoff to A back up the A gap opposite the dive A gap. Citadel do a good job getting the right leverage to keep Hollin and Bryant out of the play. Levenberry does a good job making the tackle despite getting cut for his troubles.
2-2 at Cit47 425 J. Dorogy rush over right guard for 2 yards to the CIT49, 1ST DOWN CIT (Hollin, D.;Casher, C.), clock 03:39. Keith Bryant has no concept of how to deal with cut blocks and gets blown way back. Back gets a yard trying to rush over the pile where Bryant was.
1-10 at Cit49 425 Aaron Miller rush OR for loss of 5 yards to the CIT44 (Ramsey, J.), clock 02:50. Star blitz, Hollin's penetration forces QB to turn around right into Ramsey. Good stuff.
2-15 at Cit44 425 Tyler Renew rush up middle for 3 yards to the CIT47 (Bryant, K.), clock 02:13. Dive wide open with Bryant being blown off ball. Hollin and Walker clean it up. Bryant doesn't deserve the tackle stat on this. Pile fell forward for 3 yards.
3-12 at Cit47 425 Aaron Miller deep pass incomplete to Alex Glover, clock 01:52. 7 man max protect from Citadel keeps pocket clean against Noles four man rush. Really bad overthrow, but Hunter does need to be in better position covering that guy.
4-12 at Cit47 Will Vanvick punt 44 yards to the FS9, Wilson, J. return 13 yards to the FS22, fumble forced by Cody Richardson, fumble by Wilson, J. recovered by FS Waisome, N. at FS27. Nice moves to make a man miss, but Wilson doesn't switch ball to outside arm and ball gets punched out. Gotta be more careful.

Drive: 8 plays, 22 yards, TOP 04:27 Successful drive, but Keith Bryant was a major disappointment. Hollin looks serviceable - enough to take 100 snaps of meaningful time.
1-10 at Fs27 FLORIDA STATE drive start at 01:38, FS ball on FS27.
1-10 at Fs27 Maguire, S. at QB for Florida State.
1-10 at Fs27 21 ace Maguire, S. rush QX for 1 yard to the FS28 (Nick Jeffreys), clock 01:20. Play action off zone to field, this was designed to be a screen of some sort, but instead of being in position for the screen, the intended target was off blocking somwhere. Appears Harrison was the one who messed this up. Trying to block for himself.
2-9 at Fs28 20 pony Pender, M. rush left for loss of 1 yard to the FS27 (Tevin Floyd;Cam Mobley), clock 00:57. Stretch left to boundary, Pender cuts it up to find a defender in the hole and nowhere to go. Probably should try to cut back upfield, but can't blame him. Nowhere to go.
3-10 at Fs27 10 gun Maguire, S. crossing pass complete to Harrison, J. for 9 yards to the FS36 (Tevin Floyd), clock 00:04. Poor ball placement on the underneath crosser from Maguire. Dalvin Cook with a good showing in pass pro.

Drive: 3 plays, 9 yards, TOP 01:50 Second team in, second team mistakes.

Florida State 34, The Citadel 0