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FSU football film review: Offense vs. Miami

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Florida State’s freshman quarterback grew up in this game.

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Welcome back to our weekly film review sessions of Florida State’s 2017 season. Every play broken down, with video and analysis.

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Against Miami, James Blackman struggled at first. He threw the first two interceptions of his career, the second of which being an ugly throw into double coverage. The freshman also misread some plays and took sacks for holding the ball too long.

But he overcame these mistakes in a big way, leading Florida State on scoring drives late in the game when it mattered. Blackman’s touchdown throws to Ryan Izzo and Auden Tate, both when FSU was trailing in the game, were the sparks on offense that the ’Noles needed.

The running game also continued to improve. Jacques Patrick and Cam Akers combined for 212 rushing yards at 6.8 yards per carry. Akers was especially dominant in this game, racking up the first 100-yard performance of his career.

At receiver, it was a mixed bag of results. Still healing from his shoulder injury, Tate was clearly limited in this game. Even so, he was able to make a few critical plays, including the touchdown grab to give FSU the lead in the waning minutes of the game. Keith Gavin left this game with an injury and Jimbo Fisher said that he doubts that Gavin will play in this weekend’s game against Duke.

The offensive line also had a good bounce-back performance. Landon Dickerson is clearly hobbled by his ankle injury, but overall the line was able to get good push and protection against a talented Miami front.

Against Miami, Florida State put up a solid offensive performance. The ’Noles averaged 5.7 yards per play and ran 44 run plays to only 28 pass plays. That’s the type of ratio you need to have moving forward if this offense is to continue to succeed.

FSU Offense vs. Miami

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FLORIDA STATE drive start at 15:00
Blackman, J at QB for Florida State. 1 10 FS26
Patrick, J rush up middle for 34 yards to the UM40, 1ST DOWN FS (Young, M), clock 14:39. 1 10 FS26 21 Inside zone, Miami overpursues and the offensive line blocks everyone. Good patience and vision by Patrick.
Murray, N rush right for 3 yards to the UM37, out-of-bounds, clock 14:03. 1 10 UM40 11 Blackman sees Miami playing off Noonie Murray, throws bubble, and this is the play FSU screwed up last week against Wake. Gavin needs to cut the DB here.
Blackman, J middle right pass incomplete to Izzo, R (Pinckney, M), clock 13:35. 2 7 UM37 11 gun Good protection from the offensive line, James Blackman double pumps this which causes the throw to be late. He was not trusting what he saw, man was open.
Blackman, J rush quarterback scramble for no gain to the UM37, out-of-bounds (Alford, C), clock 13:02. 3 7 UM37 11 gun Blackman seems to read the wrong side here, and should have worked the short side of the field to Izzo/Gavin. He has to scramble after pulling the ball down. Why not try a draw here to set up a more manageable fourth down, or perhaps a field goal? FSU opened this drive with a run, hit it, then threw three straight passes (the last two with no play-action).
PENALTY FS delay of game 5 yards to the UM42, clock 12:58. 4 7 UM37
Tyler, L punt 38 yards to the UM4, downed. 4 12 UM42
Drive: 4 plays, 32 yards, 2:11 TOP
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 11:37. 1 10 FS44
Blackman, J wide receiver screen left pass complete to Gavin, K for 6 yards to the 50 yardline (Young, M), clock 11:22. 1 10 FS44 11 gun This is a designed orbit screen to Keith Gavin and is a good first-down play.
Patrick, J rush over left guard for loss of 1 yard to the FS49 (Jackson, D), clock 10:44. 2 4 FS50 11 gun Power, and Minshew gets beat to the hole by the linebacker who triggers upfield quickly.The first 3 passing downs FSU faced (2-7, 3-7, 3-7): No runs, no play-action, no rollout. Just a true freshman dropping back. No true RPO, no trying to set up a manageable fourth down. Just putting it all on the freshman QB against a fearsome pass rush.
Blackman, J sacked for loss of 6 yards to the FS43 (Norton, K), clock 10:02. 3 5 FS49 10 gun The offensive line gives Blackman four seconds of pass protection, and he cannot find anyone open, probably worked the wrong side. Again, from this spot, why is the true freshman QB doing a straight dropback without the benefit of play-action? If teams had to respect FSU's willingness to set up and go for manageable forurth downs ... Not good third-down coaching so far. The first 3 passing downs FSU faced (2-7, 3-7, 3-7): No runs, no play-action, no rollout. Just a true freshman dropping back. No true RPO, no trying to set up a manageable fourth down. Just putting it all on the freshman QB against a fearsome pass rush.
Tyler, L punt 57 yards to the UM0, touchback. 4 11 FS43
Drive: 3 plays, -1 yards, 2:04 TOP
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 08:36. 1 10 FS19
Blackman, J middle right pass complete to Patrick, J for 6 yards to the FS25 (Delaney, D), clock 08:12. 1 10 FS19 11 gun Designed swing screen to Jacques Patrick is effective against Miami's man coverage. That is a long way for a linebacker to run. Auden Tate's block is fine, Noonie Murray's block is a total whiff.
Patrick, J rush up middle for 30 yards to the UM45, 1ST DOWN FS (Johnson, J), clock 07:52. 2 4 FS25 21 Inside zone, FSU does not get much movement but also doesn't allow much penetration, and Miami pinches too far which let's Patrick bounce this to the outside.
Akers, C rush left for loss of 5 yards to the 50 yardline (Young, M;Pinckney, M), clock 07:06. 1 10 UM45 11 Keith Gavin with a mental error here not to block the corner dooms this stretch play in the backfield.
Blackman, J crossing pass incomplete to Gavin, K (Young, M), clock 06:49. 2 15 FS50 11 gun Another straight dropback from FSU, offensive line pass protects well, and it's off Gavin's hands in tight coverage.
Blackman, J deep in pass incomplete to Murray, N, PENALTY UM roughing passer (Jackson, M) 15 yards to the UM35, 1ST DOWN FS, NO PLAY, clock 06:45. 3 15 FS50 11 gun Pass protection isn't bad, but Blackman's pass is batted down at the LOS. Miami with an obvious late hit.
Blackman, J rush over right tackle for 11 yards to the UM24, 1ST DOWN FS, clock 06:22. 1 10 UM35 11 gun FSU's staff has not managed to screw up Blackman's ability to run zone read yet like it has with seemingly all previous QBs, and Blackman makes the correct read and an excellent fake.
Patrick, J rush left for 10 yards to the UM14, 1ST DOWN FS (Johnson, J), clock 06:02. 1 10 UM24 11 gun Power play and good blocking.
Patrick, J rush up middle for 2 yards to the UM12 (Quarterman, S), clock 05:21. 1 10 UM14 11 gun Same play, zone read, Dickerson misses his block (his ankle is really limiting him), but Patrick fights for a couple.
Blackman, J post pass incomplete to Murray, N, QB hurry by Thomas, C, clock 05:01. 2 8 UM12 11 gun Nice play-action and design, Noonie Murray is open for a touchdown, but Cole Minshew allows pressure because his pass pro is passive despite the play-action and he gets beat.Eberle is also bad here.
Patrick, J rush over right guard for 2 yards to the UM10 (McCloud, Z), clock 04:41. 3 8 UM12 11 gun This play call makes sense. Counter from gun, perhaps get enough to go for fourth down. Most of the line makes nice blocks, but Rick Leonard misses his, as does WR Murray. Miami also seemed to anticipate this well.
Aguayo, R field goal attempt from 27 GOOD, clock 04:20. 4 6 UM10
Drive Summary: 10 Plays, 71 yards, 4:16 used.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 02:58. 1 10 FS31
Blackman, J middle left pass complete to Izzo, R for 16 yards to the FS47, 1ST DOWN FS (Owens, D), clock 02:43. 1 10 FS31 22 Play-action, good pass protection, Izzo runs underneath Saunders and is wide open. Blackman hits him over the middle.
Akers, C rush left for 12 yards to the UM41, 1ST DOWN FS, out-of-bounds, clock 02:20. 1 10 FS47 21 Inside zone, well blocked, Cam Akers sees Miami overpursue and makes them pay with the cut back.
Blackman, J sideline pass incomplete to Tate, A, clock 02:00. 1 10 UM41 21 Play-action rollout, pass protection is not great but not terrible, Blackman seems confused and double clutches, only to throw it away.
Akers, C rush over right tackle for 4 yards to the UM37 (Thomas, C), clock 01:51. 2 10 UM41 22 Inside zone again, Akers gets a couple. Well played by Miami, but Akers needs to keep pressing this front side.
Blackman, J sideline pass incomplete to Gavin, K, clock 01:34. 3 6 UM37 11 gun Blackman does a good job to get through his progressions and does throw a strike to Gavin at 10 yards, but Gavin drops it. Laser. Again, though, why not try something that you know can pick up a few years and potentially set up a field goal or a short fourth-down? Miami knows FSU is throwing for the sticks because FSU does not scout itself very well.
Tyler, L punt 37 yards to the UM0, touchback. 4 6 UM37
Drive Summary: 5 Plays, 32 yards, 1:34 used.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 13:11. 1 10 FS12
Blackman, J shovel pass pass complete to Gavin, K for 5 yards to the FS17 (Delaney, D;Johnson, J), clock 12:47. 1 10 FS12 11 gun Smart to find a way to get the ball in Keith Gavin's hands via a bump pass. Gavin doesn't always display high football intelligence, but he is a physical freak, so Fisher needs to continue to think "players, not plays."
Patrick, J rush over right guard for loss of 1 yard to the FS16 (Harris, T), clock 12:03. 2 5 FS17 12 Inside zone and tight end Mavin Saunders just get beat badly, giving Patrick no chance. Saunders' blocking just hasn't improved enough for him to play. FSU pulled him after this.
Blackman, J sacked for loss of 10 yards to the FS6 (Jackson, D), clock 11:36. 3 6 FS16 11 gun Landon Dickerson (ankle) simply can't move well enough to pass protect here and gets beat, Blackman is sacked.
Tyler, L punt 52 yards to the UM42, Berrios, B return -6 yards to the UM36 (Nasirildeen, H), PENALTY UM face mask (Berrios, B) 15 yards to the UM21, 1st and 10, UM ball on UM21. 4 16 FS06
Drive Summary: 3 Plays, -6 yards, 1:57 used.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 10:25. 1 10 FS33
Blackman, J sacked for loss of 1 yard to the FS32 (Jackson, J). 1 10 FS33 21 The pass protection here is fine, Blackman sees man coverage, tries to take off, and the defensive end makes a nice play to grab him before he can get a big run. Like this from Blackman, and sometimes you must tip your cap.
Blackman, J wide receiver screen right pass complete to Murray, N for 6 yards to the FS38 (Delaney, D), clock 09:29. 2 11 FS32 11 gun Bubble screen, determined pre-snap (no true RPO). Smart play to get back into a manageable third down.
Blackman, J rush quarterback scramble for 1 yard to the FS39 (McIntosh, R), clock 08:47. 3 5 FS38 11 gun The offensive line gives Blackman a solid five seconds to throw, but he doesn't see Ryan Izzo coming open. Freshman QB mistakes.
Tyler, L punt 37 yards to the UM24, downed. 4 4 FS39
Drive Summary: 3 Plays, 6 yards, 2:12 used.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 05:54. 1 10 FS17
Patrick, J rush over left end for 8 yards to the FS25 (Jackson, J;Bethel, P), clock 05:43. 1 10 FS17 21 Stretch is incredibly well blocked here. Nice movement and handline of a slanting line. Also helps that FSU caught Miami in a blitz from the opposite side.
Akers, C rush right for 4 yards to the FS29, 1ST DOWN FS (Delaney, D), clock 05:21. 2 2 FS25 21 Counter. Offensive line blocks well, but Vickers falls down. Akers showcases some great speed to get the corner.
Akers, C rush up middle for 5 yards to the FS34 (Johnson, J), clock 04:54. 1 10 FS29 21 Inside zone, Akers needs to make the man miss because the line has opened a big hole and if he can make a player miss, he might be off to the races.
Akers, C rush up middle for no gain to the FS34 (Pinckney, M), clock 04:16. 2 5 FS34 21 Izzo looks confused before the snap and is not sure who to block on this IZ play. His man makes the tackle.
Blackman, J crossing pass complete to Gavin, K for 13 yards to the FS47, 1ST DOWN FS (Young, M;McCloud, Z), clock 03:38. 3 5 FS34 11 gun Still a lack of play-action or rollouts, but this levels concept from FSU works nicely. Nice job to not panic by Blackman against a zone blitz, and hits Gavin in stride.
Akers, C rush over left tackle for 8 yards to the UM45 (Johnson, J), clock 03:03. 1 10 FS47 11 pistol Great job to be patient and cut back the zone play by Cam Akers. He found the crease and hit it.
Akers, C rush over right tackle for 7 yards to the UM38, 1ST DOWN FS (Johnson, J), clock 02:38. 2 2 UM45 11 pistol Inside zone again, and Akers again hits the right hole. Very nice block by Minshew.
Akers, C rush up middle for loss of 4 yards to the UM42 (Thomas, C), clock 02:08. 1 10 UM38 21 This looks like inside zone again, and Vickers, who is playing a bit out of position (wing tight end instead of his normal fullback as FSU has pulled Saunders) doesn't take a flat angle and allows penetration that kills the cutback.
Blackman, J middle right pass complete to Patrick, J for no gain to the UM42 (Owens, D;Harris, T), clock 01:16. 2 14 UM42 21 Nice play-action screen idea, but Miami is all over it. Just well played by the Hurricanes.
Blackman, J crossing pass intercepted by Jackson, M at the UM32, Jackson, M return 0 yards to the UM32. 3 14 UM42 11 gun Blackman is pressured because Eberle/Minshew mishandle a twist from the end. But, Jimbo Fisher said Auden Tate ran the wrong route on his coaches show, which probably helped to draw another defender to him.
Drive Summary: 10 Plays, 41 yards, 4:50 used. FSU pulled Mavin Saunders after a nother badly missed block and used Vickers as a wing instead.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 00:03. 1 10 FS22
TEAM rush for loss of 2 yards to the FS20. 1 10 FS22
End of half, clock 00:00. 2 12 FS20
Drive Summary: 1 Plays, -2 yards, 0:03 used.
HALFTIME: Miami 0, FSU 3
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 11:08. 1 10 FS25
Blackman, J at QB for Florida State. 1 10 FS25
Blackman, J deep pass intercepted by Delaney, D at the UM49, Delaney, D return 4 yards to the FS47. 1 10 FS25 This is a good play call, good rollout design, well blocked, and Blackman just makes a terrible decision to throw into double coverage with multiple others open.
Drive Summary: 1 Plays, 0 yards, 0:08 used.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 08:38. 1 10 FS20
Akers, C rush over right end for 2 yards to the FS22 (Jackson, J), clock 08:23. 1 10 FS20 21 Rick Leonard doesn't get enough movement on his man, which causes Akers to hesitate. Good to stick it up.
Akers, C rush left for 3 yards to the FS25 (Young, M), PENALTY FS holding (Eberle, A) 10 yards to the FS12, NO PLAY, clock 08:13. 2 8 FS22 21 Eberle holds, not sure he actually needs to since it is toss, perhaps a cut would be better. But Miami is playing run, run, run because Blackman has been horrible so far, and just threw an awful pick, and correctly predicted Fisher would run.
Akers, C rush over left guard for 12 yards to the FS24 (Knowles, R), clock 07:34. 2 18 FS12 11 Pistol This looks like power, but nobody blocks back on the man over Minshew, or scoops up on the man over Minshew, and Minshew is pulling, so... Minshew is disrupted. Alers avoids people in the backfield very well, but downfield he needs to juke somebody.
Blackman, J screen pass incomplete to Patrick, J, clock 07:13. 3 6 FS24 21 gun Beautiful screen set up, and man does this one hurt as Patrick drops it.
Tyler, L punt 41 yards to the UM35, Berrios, B return 44 yards to the FS21, out-of-bounds (Williams, A). 4 6 FS24 Bad punt coverage
Drive Summary: 3 Plays, 4 yards, 1:36 used.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 06:52. 1 10 FS13
Patrick, J rush up middle for loss of 1 yard to the FS12 (Quarterman, S), clock 06:35. 1 10 FS13 11 gun This is where not doing real RPOs (reading the defense after the snap) hurts FSU. Miami way overplays the run, and Blackman could easily flip the ball out to Gavin, but instead hands it off and Patrick is hit for a loss.
Blackman, J middle right pass complete to Izzo, R for 9 yards to the FS21 (Pinckney, M), clock 05:54. 2 11 FS12 11 gun Tate comes in motion and Blackman's first read here appears to be Tate in the flat. But Izzo sits down in the soft spot in zone coverage and is open for a good gain.
Blackman, J deep pass incomplete to Tate, A, PENALTY FS ineligible downfield on pass off-setting, PENALTY UM roughing passer off-setting, NO PLAY, clock 05:31. 3 2 FS21 11 gun This is a designed rollout pass to Noonie in the flat for an easy first down, but Blackman is forced to abandon the play and improvise on the run. Offsetting penalties, however.
Blackman, J rush up middle for 3 yards to the FS24, 1ST DOWN FS, clock 05:18. 3 2 FS21 11 gun Designed to be an easy dump off pass to Patrick for a first down, but the defensive end does a great job of following Patrick. Blackman is forced to scramble for a first down. Noonie was open on the other sideline, but Blackman didn't see him.
Akers, C rush over left end for 13 yards to the FS37, 1ST DOWN FS (Jackson, J;Redwine, S), clock 04:49. 1 10 FS24 11 bunch Vickers does a terrific job picking up the defensive end and Akers reverses course once he sees a lane open up backside. Makes a couple men miss and accelerates for a first down.
Akers, C rush left for 4 yards to the FS41, out-of-bounds (Smith, M;Young, M), PENALTY FS holding (Izzo, R) 10 yards to the FS27, NO PLAY, clock 04:38. 1 10 FS37 11 bunch Good blocking by FSU... mainly because Izzo powerbombs his man into the ground.
Blackman, J screen pass incomplete to Patrick, J (Norton, K), clock 04:20. 1 20 FS27 11 gun Blackman wants Patrick on the angle route, but a lineman gets his hand up to deflect the pass. Shame, because Izzo already had a block downfield for him.
Patrick, J rush over left tackle for 4 yards to the FS31 (Harris, T), clock 04:00. 2 20 FS27 11 pistol Patrick does a great job of following the pulling blocker (Minshew) and hitting the hole hard for a short gain.
Blackman, J crossing pass incomplete to Campbell, G (Jackson, J), clock 03:39. 3 16 FS31 11 gun Ball seems to slip out of Blackman's hands here. Campbell is coming on the crossing route, but is well covered.
Tyler, L punt 52 yards to the UM17, fair catch by Berrios, B. 4 16 FS31 Heck of a punt.
Drive Summary: 7 Plays, 18 yards, 3:20 used.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 14:47. 1 10 FS23
Akers, C rush right for 46 yards to the UM31, 1ST DOWN FS (Delaney, D), clock 14:27. 1 10 FS23 12 Terrific blocking up front and Kelly and Leonard are able to get to the second level to get a blocks. Akers straight up runs over a man and is able to get into the open field. Poor Leonard is running as fast as he can downfield and Akers still gets in front of him.
Akers, C rush over left guard for 1 yard to the UM30 (Quarterman, S), clock 13:49. 1 10 UM31 12 wing Eberle can't make the block on the incoming LB and Akers is forced to improvise on the run for a short gain. Tough assignment on a quick linebacker. Looks like Akers stumbles here.
Blackman, J crossing pass complete to Campbell, G for 15 yards to the UM15, 1ST DOWN FS (Knowles, R;Johnson, J), clock 13:12. 2 9 UM30 11 gun Crossing route to Campbell with Miami in off coverage. Easy throw. Tate on backside is also open.
Akers, C rush over right tackle for no gain to the UM15 (Jackson, D), clock 12:33. 1 10 UM15 11 pistol Counter with Dickerson as the pulling guard. Joe Jackson drives Leonard into the backfield to disrupt the timing of this run. Ankle is clearly bothering Dickerson, as he can't get to the second level to get a block on the linebacker. Shame, as there was space for Akers to run downfield.
Blackman, J post pass incomplete to Tate, A (Johnson, J), clock 12:21. 2 10 UM15 11 gun Blackman forces the ball to Tate and is nearly intercepted. Izzo was breaking free on the stutter-and-go up the middle as well. Jackson was nearly there for a sack so perhaps Blackman sensed this and forced the ball.
Timeout Florida State, clock 12:21. 3 10 UM15 11 gun
Blackman, J middle pass complete to Izzo, R for 15 yards to the UM0, 1ST DOWN FS, TOUCHDOWN, clock 12:17. 3 10 UM15 Patrick and Izzo flexed out wide. Empty backfield. Perfect ball from Blackman to Izzo running up the seam. Izzo finds the soft spot in the zone defense between the two safeties.
Aguayo, R kick attempt good. 1 0 UM03
Miami 10, FSU 10
Drive Summary: 6 Plays, 77 yards, 2:30 used.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 11:17. 1 10 FS35
Blackman, J deep out pass complete to Murray, N for 18 yards to the UM47, 1ST DOWN FS (Knowles, R), clock 11:01. 1 10 FS35 11 gun The same play that Blackman threw a pick on earlier, except this time Murray isn't double covered. Great ball and a great catch by Murray while getting tackled to the ground.
Akers, C rush over right end for 4 yards to the UM43 (Pinckney, M;Johnson, J), clock 10:32. 1 10 UM47 12 Solid run against an eight man box. Eberle does a nice job of getting his man out of the way.
Akers, C rush right for 1 yard to the UM42 (Johnson, J), clock 09:54. 2 6 UM43 21 I Tate comes in motion as a wing blocker. Vickers misses on a block and Akers runs right into a wall of defenders.
PENALTY FS false start (Minshew, C) 5 yards to the UM47, clock 09:33. 3 5 UM42
Blackman, J post pass complete to Tate, A for 21 yards to the UM26, 1ST DOWN FS (Jackson, M;Johnson, J), clock 08:43. 3 10 UM47 11 gun Blackman hits Tate on the post. Great throw into the soft part of the zone. Jimbo said that Blackman had this open in the first half but didn't throw it.
Taylor, L rush for loss of 4 yards to the UM30, fumble by Taylor, L recovered by FS Murray, N at UM30. 1 10 UM26 12 Screen outside to Murray, who jumps to catch this ball for some reason. Murray may have had his eyes downfield already instead of securing the catch. Good awareness to fall on this ball, as it was technically a backwards pass.
Akers, C rush over left end for 5 yards to the UM25 (Johnson, J), clock 07:55. 2 14 UM30 11 pistol Good blocking up front. Kelly gets a block on a LB and Minshew is a lead blocker. Minshew doubles Izzo's man, which leaves Akers one-on-one with a LB. Akers hits a nasty juke move, but his helmet comes off so he has to leave the field.
Patrick, J rush over left tackle for 4 yards to the UM21 (Thomas, C), clock 07:12. 3 9 UM25 Pre-snap RPO. Murray and Tate are flexed out wide with the tight ends in front of them as blockers. On the snap, the WRs look back for the screen, but Blackman sees the numbers in the box and hands it off. Dickerson and Eberle double team a lineman and Minshew can't get a good push back against two defenders.
Aguayo, R field goal attempt from 38 GOOD, clock 06:55. 4 5 UM21
Miami 10, FSU 13
Drive Summary: 8 Plays, 44 yards, 4:22 used.
FLORIDA STATE drive start at 05:09. 1 10 FS25
Blackman, J middle left pass complete to Izzo, R for 14 yards to the FS39, 1ST DOWN FS (McCloud, Z), clock 04:55. 1 10 FS25 11 gun Quick 'five-yard then turn' from Izzo. Blackman throws this ball before Izzo even turns around. Good effort by Izzo to get YAC.
Blackman, J middle right pass complete to Patrick, J for 9 yards to the FS48 (Delaney, D;Knowles, R), clock 04:28. 1 10 FS39 11 gun Designed throw to Patrick with Campbell and Murray essentially blocking right as the ball is thrown. Great block by Campbell on the LB assigned to coverage on Patrick.
Akers, C rush over right guard for 4 yards to the UM48, 1ST DOWN FS (Pinckney, M;Quarterman, S), clock 04:08. 2 1 FS48 11 gun Easy run up the middle. OL does a good job of creating a hole for Akers. Akers actually gets to the hole too fast and Dickerson isn't quick enough to pick up a defender.
Blackman, J rush quarterback scramble for 2 yards to the UM46 (Jackson, D), clock 03:33. 1 10 UM48 11 gun Seems like Blackman wanted Tate on the crossing route, but saw the linebacker dropping into coverage and smartly tucked this ball and ran.
Blackman, J crossing pass complete to Tate, A for 15 yards to the UM31, 1ST DOWN FS (Quarterman, S), clock 03:08. 2 8 UM46 11 gun The same play that Wake Forest ran for a big gain against FSU. Tate and Izzo run crossing routes, with Izzo designed to get in the way of the man assigned to Tate. This leaves Tate one-on-one with a linebacker in an obvious mismatch.
Blackman, J sacked for loss of 6 yards to the UM37 (Harris, T), clock 02:34. 1 10 UM31 11 gun Miami brings five. Jimbo said that this one was on Blackman. LB screaming off the edge does a great job to get a hand on Blackman's foot to set up the sack.
Blackman, J crossing pass complete to Murray, N for 15 yards to the UM22 (Johnson, J;Young, M), clock 01:54. 2 16 UM37 11 gun Murray comes in motion. Great pickup on the stunts by FSU's OL. Easy crossing route to Murray with the CB playing off coverage. Sets up Murray with a wide open middle of the field to work with. Izzo and Jared Jackson run verticals which clears out the middle of the field.
Akers, C rush over right guard for 2 yards to the UM20, 1ST DOWN FS (Quarterman, S), clock 01:44. 3 1 UM22 11 gun Pre-snap RPO from the looks of it, with Jackson running a route on the outside that Blackman could have thrown to. Curious why he didn't throw. OL gets to the second level and Akers picks up enough for a first down.
Blackman, J flag pass complete to Tate, A for 20 yards to the UM0, 1ST DOWN FS, TOUCHDOWN, clock 01:24. 1 10 UM20 21 wing Vickers comes in motion and Akers does a great job of picking up the DE in pass protection. Three defenders rush to the flat to cover Vickers, including the safety who takes one too many steps in the wrong direction, which leaves Tate running free. CB passes Tate off to the safety, believeing the S has coverage on him. Easy throw for Blackman.
Aguayo, R kick attempt good. 1 0 UM03
Miami 17, FSU 20