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FSU football film review: Defense vs. Louisville

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Florida State held a Lamar Jackson-led offense to 31 points.

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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 Louisville, Florida State’s defense had the herculean task of containing a Lamar Jackson-led offense, a unit that was ranked as one of the best in college football.

For the most part, the ’Noles played well on the defensive side of the ball.

Jackson and Louisville’s offense gained 6.9 yards per play on the day, but Florida State’s defense stopped the Cardinals twice on fourth down and even scored a touchdown on a fumble return by Matthew Thomas.

Overall, the score doesn’t indicate the positive day that Charles Kelly’s unit had against Louisville. The Cardinals’ 31 points were the third lowest it had scored this season (21 against Clemson, 25 against NC State).

It started up front, where Florida State was able to generate six tackles for loss and two sacks. True freshman Joshua Kaindoh announced his presence in a big way, forcing the aforementioned fumble in the second quarter. With the linebacker rotation still in question due to injuries, Dontavious Jackson and Adonis Thomas filled in as well.

Florida State will need another great performance this week against Boston College, a team that has scored over forty points in its last two games.

FSU Defense vs. Louisville

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FIRST QUARTER
LOUISVILLE drive start at 15:00.
Jackson, Lam. at QB for Louisville. 1 10 LOU25
Bonnafon, Reg. rush over right guard for 9 yards to the LOU34 (Thomas, A), clock 14:42. 1 10 LOU25 3-4 UL motions ot the boundary and runs Zone Read Arc from Pistol. FSU in a 40 front. Christmas is washed down too easily by the right tackle and Adonis Thomas is not tight or aggressive enough in his fill as Jackson gives and the RB has a crease.
Bonnafon, Reg. rush right for 2 yards to the LOU36, 1ST DOWN LOU (Thomas, M), clock 14:21. 2 1 LOU34 4-1-6 Pistol trips and the RB motions up to Jackson's left. UL runs Power Read to the boundary. UL will run this play a lot. It is blocked like Power with a pulling guard that wraps to the LB. The playside ends is left unblocked becuase the QB is reading him off sweep action between the QB and the RB. The QB can give to the RB on the sweep or pull the ball and follow the pulling guard inside. Brian Burns is the end and FSU has him shoot hard upfield to take the QB and force Jackson to give the ball. Matt Thomas and Trey Marshall scrape and run inside out to take the sweep. Well played by FSU.
Jackson, Lam. middle right pass complete to Fitzpatrick, De for 13 yards to the LOU49, 1ST DOWN LOU (Jackson, D), clock 13:41. 1 10 LOU36 4-2-5 UL runs a three man route concept to the boundary. Curl, corner and a swing route by the RB. FSU is playing a Cover 2 read coverage. Jackson is the backer to the field. Jimbo said he needs to get width to the boundary vs. this and match the curl route. It is a long way for him to go and he hesitates so he is unable to get there in time.
Jackson, Lam. crossing pass complete to Smith, Jay. for 1 yard to the 50 yardline (Jackson, D), clock 13:15. 1 10 LOU49 4-2-5 FSU in quarters coverage and UL runs a mesh concept. DJack gets good depth in his zone drop and identifies the crosser coming into his zone. He takes a good angle to drive and finish on the receiver as he catches the ball.
Williams, Dae rush up middle for 5 yards to the FS45 (Thomas, M), clock 12:42. 2 9 LOU50 4-2-5 UL aligns in 2 back gun and motions a RB to the field to a trips look and runs Zone Read. FSU is two-gapping their defensive tackles by playing them head up on each guard. Lamar Jackson gives the ball to the RB through the A gap. The center doubles Nnadi at the point of attack and M. Thomas is slow to react and fill so the RB is able to pick up a decent gain.
Jackson, Lam. rush right for 23 yards to the FS22, 1ST DOWN LOU, out-of-bounds (Sweat, J), clock 12:01. 3 4 FS45 3-4 2x2 Pistol look from UL and they again motion the RB to Lamar's left. (This is a key that Power Read is coming). UL runs the Power Read to the boundary again at Burns and Adonis Thomas. This time Burns and Thomas both take the sweep and Lamar pulls and busts it inside behind the pulling guard. DJack has a chance to finish from the backside but can't do it and Lamar makes a few others miss in the open field.
Jackson, Lam. rush right for 22 yards to the FS0, 1ST DOWN LOU, TOUCHDOWN, clock 11:37. 1 10 FS22 3-4 UL lines up in a wing-over unbalanced formation. They look to the sideline, check the play and run Zone Read Arc from pistol to the nub of the formation to the boundary. FSU is not aligned correctly here and has no chance to stop this based purely on numbers. Lamar pulls and accelerates to the endzone with ease.
Creque, Bla. kick attempt good. 1 0 FS03
LOUISVILLE 7, FSU 0
Drive Summary: 7 Plays, 75 yards, 3:23 used.
LOUISVILLE drive start at 06:30. 1 10 LOU35
Jackson, Lam. crossing pass incomplete to Fitzpatrick, De, dropped pass, clock 06:26, QB hurry by Nnadi, D. 1 10 LOU35 4-2-5 UL has two tight ends and a receiver aligned to the field. They motion the receiver in, run the tight ends vertical to clearout and run the receiver underneath. FSU is in quarters and DJack is slow to come off carrying the vertical routes and find the receiver coming inside. Nnadi beats his man immediately to get prsessure. Lamar gets it out but the pass is dropped or this would have been a decent gain.
Bonnafon, Reg. rush over right guard for 3 yards to the LOU38 (Burns, B), clock 06:05. 2 10 LOU35 4-2-5 Pistol Zone Read Arc to the boundary. Burns plays the QB and forces the give. Christmas gets washed down initially but does a nice job recovering and shedding the block to get in on the tackle near the line of scrimmage. Really good hustle from Burns as well after the ball is handed off as he crashes down and makes the tackle.
Timeout Louisville, clock 05:41. 3 7 LOU38
Jackson, Lam. sideline pass incomplete to Bonnafon, Reg., clock 05:37. 3 7 LOU38 4-1-6 FSU rushes five and plays Cover 1. Derwin blitzes from the boundary edge and Nnadi and Christmas twist in the middle. Sweat collapses the pocket from the field and the twist gets Nnadi free on his rush, forcing Lamar to get the ball out to the RB in the flat. Good job here by Thomas to go high on his path to the RB which allows him to avoid getting picked by the inside receiver.
King, Mas. punt 53 yards to the FS9, McFadden, T return 6 yards to the FS15 (Washington, Tru;Hall, Mit.). 4 7 LOU38
Drive Summary: 3 Plays, 3 yards, 1:02 used.
LOUISVILLE drive start at 03:18. 1 10 LOU16
Bonnafon, Reg. rush over left guard for 2 yards to the LOU18 (Marshall, T), clock 03:02. 1 10 LOU16 4-2-5 UL runs inside zone out of pistol with a designed cutback. UL blockers look confused here on their assignments as they don't get Thomas or Marshall accounted for. Kaindoh does a good job of holding his ground vs. the TE and allow his teammates to leverage the ball carrier.
Jackson, Lam. rush right for 15 yards to the LOU33, 1ST DOWN LOU, out-of-bounds (James, D), clock 02:21. 2 8 LOU18 4-2-5 Pistol Zone Read with both tight ends arcing to lead block for Lamar on the pull. FSU in quarters here. UL has everyone accounted for in the box with this play so it's on Derwin to fill and take Lamar on the keep. Derwin is very hesistant, slow to pull the trigger and then Lamar destroys his angle to the ball with speed and is able to get outside and pick up extra yards.
Bonnafon, Reg. rush over right guard for 5 yards to the LOU38 (Sweat, J;Jones, F), clock 01:42. 1 10 LOU33 4-2-5 Pro Twins Pistol from UL and they run Inside Zone. FSU is two gapping the DTs again. They are doubled teamed but the backers are slow to fit and appear to be having trouble knowing where to fit off the DT's. Would make sense because this is the first time FSU has played the DT's head up like this all season.
Jackson, Lam. middle pass complete to Standberry, Ch. for 25 yards to the FS37, 1ST DOWN LOU (Marshall, T), clock 01:24. 2 5 LOU38 4-2-5 Trips closed and FSU is playing Cover 3. UL runs the TE on a skinny post from the nub. McFadden is too loose on the route and needs to be tighter to the hip to help take this away.
Jackson, Lam. rush right for 4 yards to the FS33 (Sweat, J), clock 00:40. 1 10 FS37 4-2-5 UL runs a read play where they appear to read Thomas on the second level. Thomas flows to the HB sweep and Jackson pulls and runs an outside zone track the opposite way. UL has this blocked up well if not for the hustle of Sweat, coming from the backside to make the tackle.
Jackson, Lam. rush right for loss of 4 yards to the FS37 (Thomas, M;Marshall, T), clock 00:02. 2 6 FS33 4-2-5 Pistol Zone Read with the TE arcing to the backer. Thomas makes a great play here to beat the cut of the TE and bring Lamar down in the backfield.
END OF FIRST: LOUISVILLE 7, FSU 7
SECOND QUARTER
Start of 2nd quarter, clock 15:00. 3 10 FS37
Jackson, Lam. rush quarterback draw for 5 yards to the FS32 (Sweat, J), clock 14:43. 3 10 FS37 4-2-5 UL goes trips and runs QB draw vs. quarters from FSU. Christmas gets a good bull rush and drives the guard into Lamar's path so he cuts to his left where Sweat is able to bring him down from behind.
Jackson, Lam. deep in pass incomplete to Smith, Jay. (Christmas, D), clock 14:17. 4 5 FS32 4-2-5 FSU sends a rare double LB blitz up the middle and UL has double slants called to the twins side. The blitz is not timed up well and does not generate pressure. FSU in man coverage. Taylor is initially beat across his face in coverage but does a nice job recovering and driving on the ball. He gets there early but it's probably because the ball is batted at the line by Christmas.
Drive Summary: 8 Plays, 52 yards, 4:01 used.
LOUISVILLE drive start at 10:37. 1 10 LOU20
Jackson, Lam. screen pass complete to Bonnafon, Reg. for 5 yards to the LOU25 (Warner, L), clock 10:12. 1 10 LOU20 4-2-5 FSU rushes six with James and Thomas blitzing off the edges. Another blitz that could be timed up a little better. Cover 0 being played behind it. UL runs a boot and hits the RB in the flat. True freshman LB Leonard Warner has entered the game. He takes a good angle in pursuit of the back and is able to get just enough to bring down the ball carrier.
Jackson, Lam. rush left for 6 yards to the LOU31, 1ST DOWN LOU (Thomas, M), clock 09:48. 2 5 LOU25 4-2-5 Pistol Zone Read Arc to the field from UL. Sweat is the read key, he squeezes to the RB and Lamar pulls the ball. Sweat needs to keep his shoulders square on the squeeze. Warner is the playside LB and does a good job getting his read and taking on the lead blockers with his inside shoulder to force Lamar inside. Thomas hesitates and gets his feet crossed up a bit before scraping over and fitting his gap to stop Lamar.
Bonnafon, Reg. rush left for 3 yards to the LOU34 (Burns, B), clock 09:12. 1 10 LOU31 4-2-5 A rare play under center from UL as they run Outside Zone lead to the boundary. They doulbe Burns initially but he does a good job of recovering and regaining his leverage to make the tackle.
Jackson, Lam. rush left for 9 yards to the LOU43, 1ST DOWN LOU, out-of-bounds, clock 08:27. 2 7 LOU34 4-2-5 Pistol Pro Twins look from UL. FSU calls a Cover 1 on 2nd down and UL sees it and checks pre-snap. They run Zone Read where they read Burns to the boundary. Both Thomas and Burns crash to take the RB and there's no one for Lamar Jackson
Jackson, Lam. deep pass incomplete to Dawkins, Set., clock 08:06. 1 10 LOU43 4-2-5 UL motions to empty and runs a straight drop back. Lamar is trying to hit his TE over the middle but Meyers covers it up. The FSU DL is holding their rush lanes in case Lamar scrambles and as a result he has a lot of time in the pocket. A receiver to the boundary breaks off his route and goes deep but Lamar overthrows him.
Jackson, Lam. rush quarterback draw for loss of 4 yards to the LOU39 (Aime, W), clock 07:48. 2 10 LOU43 4-2-5 Cover 1 blitz with Thomas rushing off the edge to the boundary and the DTs twisting. Great time for the twist call because UL is trying to run a QB draw. The twist cause havoc ansd Lamar has no where to go.
Jackson, Lam. sacked for loss of 2 yards to the LOU37 (Sweat, J), clock 07:15. 3 14 LOU39 4-0-7 Cover 1 with Derwin blitzing through the B gap. Lamar sees Derwin coming and steps to his right where Sweat is able to work back from his initial rush and bring down the QB. Good execution by FSU on third down.
King, Mas. punt 56 yards to the FS7, McFadden, T return 9 yards to the FS16 (Iakopo, Lon.). 4 16 LOU37
Drive Summary: 7 Plays, 17 yards, 3:57 used.
LOUISVILLE drive start at 04:47. 1 10 LOU31
Bonnafon, Reg. rush over left guard for 4 yards to the LOU35 (Thomas, M;Wilkerson, J), clock 04:28. 1 10 LOU31 4-2-5 Power from gun. Really good job by both Jalen Wilkerson and Fred Jones at the point of attack to hold their ground and close the gap for the RB. Thomas over runs his gap initally but is able to recover and make the tackle.
Jackson, Lam. rush quarterback draw for loss of 1 yard to the LOU34, fumble forced by Kaindoh, J, fumble by Jackson, Lam. recovered by FS Thomas, M at LOU34, Thomas, M for 34 yards to the LOU0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:08. 2 6 LOU35 4-2-5 Power Read to the weakside of the formation. Kaindoh crahses hard on the QB and hits him as soon as he pulls the ball, causing him to fumble.The balls pops out right in front of Thomas and he has an op[en path to the endzone.
Drive Summary: 2 Plays, 3 yards, 0:39 used.
Aguayo, R kick attempt good.
LOUISVILLE 7, FSU 14
LOUISVILLE drive start at 04:08. 1 10 LOU25
Jackson, Lam. screen pass complete to Bonnafon, Reg. for 9 yards to the LOU34, out-of-bounds (McFadden, T), clock 03:52. 1 10 LOU25 4-1-6 UL motions to trips and runs screens to both sides of the field vs. man coverage from FSU. Lamar throws to the RB screen to the short side. Burns is unable to recognize the release of the tackle in his rush, James (who has man on the back) gets blocked by the OL that release and McFadden is late to recognize the inside release of his receiver and come off to help with the screen.
Williams, Dae rush up middle for 4 yards to the LOU38, 1ST DOWN LOU (Sweat, J;Nnadi, D), clock 03:23. 2 1 LOU34 4-2-5 Same look from UL as they motion to trips but this time run Zone Read. Sweat and Djack play this well. Sweat squeezes to the back and DJack scrapes over to take the QB. Lamar gives the ball and Sweat cleans it up.
Jackson, Lam. screen pass complete to Williams, Dae for 7 yards to the LOU45 (James, D), clock 03:02. 1 10 LOU38 4-2-5 FSU runs the five man pressure again with Thomas blitzing and the DTs twisting. FSU does not communicate the responsibilities of their man coverage pre-snap and DJack ends up going to the wrong side. He takes the back to the boundary when he should have taken the back to the field.
Jackson, Lam. sideline pass complete to Smith, Jay. for 6 yards to the FS49, 1ST DOWN LOU, out-of-bounds, clock 02:22. 2 3 LOU45 4-2-5 Quarters coverage from FSU and they appear to have everyone covered up downfield. Burns tries an inside rush move from the boundary and Lamar is able to break contain to that side on a scramble. Samuels comes up to force him out of bounds and Lamar just makes a great play to flick the ball over him to a receiver on the sideline, just past the first down marker.
Jackson, Lam. crossing pass complete to Smith, Jay. for 12 yards to the FS37, 1ST DOWN LOU (Marshall, T;Jackson, D), clock 02:00. 1 10 FS49 4-2-5 UL throws a slant to the boundary vs. quarters coverage from FSU. Thomas is the backer here and does a poor job playing inside out in coverage. He should see the back out and expect the #1 receiver coming in. He overruns to the flat and there's a window for the slant. It's also poor press technique from McFadden. He's aligned with inside leverage but overreacts to the outside release of the receiver, opens up his hips to the sideline and easily gives up the inside.
Jackson, Lam. sacked for loss of 4 yards to the FS41 (Burns, B;Nnadi, D), clock 01:37. 1 10 FS37 4-2-5 FSU comes back to the five man rush we've already seen a few times: Thomas off the edge, DT's twisting and Cover 1 behind it. Good coverage downfield. Burns uses a nice hand swipe rush move to win inside vs. the guard and get to the QB.
Jackson, Lam. deep pass incomplete to Dawkins, Set., PENALTY FS pass interference (Taylor, L) 15 yards to the FS26, 1ST DOWN LOU, NO PLAY, clock 01:14. 2 14 FS41 4-2-5 Same defensive call again for FSU. UL throws the fade down the sideline vs. Taylor. Taylor does a great job off the line of scrimmage to remain in phase with the receiver, however, he stays with his jam too long and just never turns to play the ball.
Jackson, Lam. sideline pass incomplete to Standberry, Ch., clock 01:11. 1 10 FS26 4-2-5 Quarters coverage from FSU. Thomas in coverage over the TE. He needs to push into the route of the TE more to help take away the out route but he instead looks unsure in coverage. Fortunately for FSU Lamar just overthrows this one.
Jackson, Lam. flag pass complete to Dawkins, Set. for 26 yards to the FS0, 1ST DOWN LOU, TOUCHDOWN, clock 01:04. 2 10 FS26 4-2-5 FSU comes back to the 5 man rush with Cover 1 behind it. UL calls a corner route from the slot with Meyers in coverage. FSU does not get much pressure on the rush and Lamar stands in the pocket and delivers a dime. It's excellent coverage by Meyers but an even better throw and catch by UL
Creque, Bla. kick attempt good. 1 0 FS03
LOUISVILLE 14, FSU 14
LOUISVILLE drive start at 00:08. 1 10 FS28
Creque, Bla. field goal attempt from 45 MISSED - wide right, spot at FS20, clock 00:00. 1 10 FS28
Drive Summary: 1 Plays, 0 yards, 0:08 used.
THIRD QUARTER
LOUISVILLE drive start at 09:35. 1 10 LOU27
Jackson, Lam. at QB for Louisville. 1 10 LOU27
Jackson, Lam. rush up middle for 6 yards to the LOU33 (Thomas, M), clock 09:07. 1 10 LOU27 4-2-5 2 back gun from UL and they run Power Read. FSU has stunt or run blitz called here and they do not handle their responsibilites well vs. this option play. Christmas, Burns and DJack all flow outside to the sweep and JAckson pulls and finds room to run inside.
Jackson, Lam. rush right for 3 yards to the LOU36 (Marshall, T), clock 08:45. 2 4 LOU33 4-2-5 Split Zone Read Arc from UL. It looks like Lamar is keeping this one the whole way. Thomas does a good job to take on the arc block to set the edge. Marshall hesitates a bit in running the alley but does do a nice job breaking down and finishing the tackle.
Jackson, Lam. rush over right tackle for 4 yards to the LOU40, 1ST DOWN LOU (James, D;Marshall, T), clock 08:24. 3 1 LOU36 4-2-5 Same play from UL and same defensive look from FSU. Marshall is quicker to trigger on this play but he comes in too high on the tackle and Lamar does a good job driving forward forward extra yards.
Jackson, Lam. rush quarterback scramble for 51 yards to the FS9, 1ST DOWN LOU (Christmas, D;James, D), clock 07:54. 1 10 LOU40 4-2-5 Drop back pass from a doubles formation vs. quarters from FSU. Lamar has time to scan the field but FSU appears to have everyone covered up downfield. Meyers is in perfect position to keep Lamar contained on the scramble but he whiffs. He overplays Lamar to the outside due to his speed and the QB is able to make a quick cut up field and blow by him. DJack is running inside out but does not have to speed to get to Lamar before he turns upfield and busts it into a huge gain. McFadden also misses on the sideline and allows him to pick up another 15 yards.
Bonnafon, Reg. rush right for 7 yards to the FS2 (James, D), clock 07:22. 1 0 FS09 4-2-5 UL has three tight ends in the game and they shift pre-snap to get all three to the same side before running outside zone. FSU does not get adjusted enough to account for the extra gaps and Derwin is again slow to trigger vs. the run. He makes the touchdown saving tackle but you'd like him to be there much earlier.
Bonnafon, Reg. rush over left guard for 2 yards to the FS0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 07:04. 2 0 FS02 3-4 UL shifts again pre-snap and runs a G-lead play to the strength of the formation. Hoskins has entered the game for the first time and he gets completely washed down by a TE. Marshall is playing a LB position here and he is too slow to scrape and trigger and doesn't meet the ball carrier until he's already at the goalline.
Creque, Bla. kick attempt good. 1 0 FS03
LOUISVILLE 21, FSU 14
Drive Summary: 6 Plays, 73 yards, 2:31 used.
LOUISVILLE drive start at 06:51. 1 10 FS45
Bonnafon, Reg. rush over right end for no gain to the FS45 (Jackson, D), clock 06:34. 1 10 FS45 4-2-5 UL goes unbalanced to the field and runs G-lead where the playside guard pulls to lead for the RB. Really good play by Wilkerson here to control the TE and drive him into the pulling gurad. This allows to DJack to stay clean and scrape over top to make the tackle.
Jackson, Lam. rush up middle for 15 yards to the FS30, 1ST DOWN LOU (Thomas, M;Marshall, T), clock 05:59. 2 10 FS45 4-2-5 FSU shows blitz from Thomas off the edge pre-snap. UL checks the play and FSU stays in it. UL runs Power Read. FSU has been crashing the end vs. this play all game but this time Wilkerson stays wide to take the RB. Lamar pulls and FSU is outnumbered because Thomas is aligned on the line of scrimmage on the backside.
Jackson, Lam. flag pass incomplete to Smith, Jay., clock 05:43. 1 10 FS30 4-2-5 FSU is playing the 2-read coverage to the twins look to the field side. Taylor and Derwin read the #2 receiver. If he goes out within 5 yards, Taylor jumps the route and Derwin has to get over top of #1. Derwin is slow to open and drive on #1 after the slot breaks out. This should have been a TD if Lamar is able to keep this a few inches more in bounds.
Timeout Louisville, clock 05:43. 2 10 FS30
Williams, Dae rush over right guard for 5 yards to the FS25 (Sweat, J), clock 05:27. 2 10 FS30 4-2-5 UL motions to trips and runs Zone Read. Nnadi appears to slant here and gets a little too far upfield and that creates a bigger crease for the RB on the give. Sweat is the read key and he crashes down to make the tackle.
Williams, Dae rush right for 25 yards to the FS0, 1ST DOWN LOU, TOUCHDOWN, clock 05:11. 3 5 FS25 4-2-5 2 back gun and UL runs Power Read to the boundary. Burns crashes to take the QB and Lamar gives the ball on the sweep. With Burns crashing, Thomas needs to scrape outside and take the RB. He gets his eyes locked on Lamar and the RB is able to get around him.
Creque, Bla. kick attempt good. 1 0 FS03
LOUISVILLE 28, FSU 14
Drive Summary: 5 Plays, 45 yards, 1:40 used.
FOURTH QUARTER
LOUISVILLE drive start at 13:19. 1 10 LOU18
Williams, Dae rush up middle for 2 yards to the LOU20 (Aime, W;Thomas, M), clock 12:58. 1 10 LOU18 4-1-6 FSU sneds DErwin off the edge to the boundary and twists the DTs as UL runs Inside Zone. The twist messes up the blocking scheme and allows Aime to come free and make the tackle.
Jackson, Lam. rush over right tackle for 5 yards to the LOU25 (Thomas, M), clock 12:35. 2 8 LOU20 4-1-6 2 back gun power read. This time UL decides to block the end instead of allowing him to crash on the QB. This allows Lamar to keep the ball on the read. The blocking scheme however, allows Thomas to run unblocked to the ball. He needs to wrap up here and now allow Lamar to push forward for extra yards.
Jackson, Lam. rush over right guard for 2 yards to the LOU27 (Nnadi, D;Christmas, D), clock 11:40. 3 3 LOU25 4-0-7 FSU has Burns and Derwin aligned on the edge to the field in a blitz. UL runs a QB counter with the backside tackle pulling to lead. This leaves Burns unblocked from the edge and he is able to chase down Lamar from the backside to make the stop.
King, Mas. punt 40 yards to the FS33, McFadden, T return 3 yards to the FS36 (Smith, Dee), PENALTY FS holding (Rice, E) 10 yards to the FS26, 1st and 10, FS ball on FS26. 4 1 LOU27
Drive Summary: 3 Plays, 9 yards, 2:03 used.
LOUISVILLE drive start at 08:58. 1 10 LOU25
Jackson, Lam. rush left for 7 yards to the LOU32 (James, D), clock 08:36. 1 10 LOU25 4-2-5 UL goes Pistol unbalanced to the field and runs Zone Read with both TEs arcing to create a lane for Lamar on the keep. Derwin is the force player, he's a little slow to trigger and run the alley. Once he does come up, he does a nice job breaking down and bringing Lamar down in the open field.
Jackson, Lam. rush right for loss of 6 yards to the LOU26 (Sweat, J), clock 07:56. 2 3 LOU32 4-2-5 Similar play from UL here as they run the Zone Read with both TE's executing arc blocks to help Lamar get space to run. FSU has a slant called here as Sweat steps outside the tackle instead of squeezing and he's there to bring down Lamar after he keeps the ball on the read.
Jackson, Lam. deep in pass complete to Smith, Jay. for 21 yards to the LOU47, 1ST DOWN LOU (Westbrook, A), clock 07:23. 3 9 LOU26 4-1-6 Odd rush from FSU here. They twist the DTs again but Derwin half rushes and finds himself in no man's land. FSU in cover 1 and Taylor has really poor coverage on the curl route to the field. He has help over top and needs to play the low and inside hip of the receiver. He loses his inside leverage and the has no awareness of the first down marker as the reciever breaks at the sticks and easily gets seperation.
Bonnafon, Reg. rush option left for 5 yards to the FS48, out-of-bounds, clock 06:50. 1 10 LOU47 4-1-6 UL motions to pistol and runs Speed Option to the field. FSU is in good position to defend this. Sweat beats the cut block and takes the QB. Samuels has the RB on the pitch but he gets outleveraged and gives up the outside.
Bonnafon, Reg. rush right for 12 yards to the FS36, 1ST DOWN LOU (Samuels, S), clock 06:23. 2 5 FS48 4-1-6 UL lines up in Pistol, motions the RB to Lamar's left and runs Power Read to the field. FSU has Derwin at backer and again lined up on the edge to blitz from the boundary. Sweat crashes on the QB and Lamar gives the ball on the sweep. Thomas again shows bad eye discipline and does not scrape over top to take the RB on sweep.
Jackson, Lam. rush over right end for 7 yards to the FS29 (Nnadi, D;Marshall, T), clock 05:45. 1 10 FS36 4-2-5 Pistol Pro Twins from UL and they run Zone Read to the short side. Burns crashes on the back and FSU has no one for the QB. This is on either DJack for being aligned too wide on the backside or Marshall for not filling quick enough through the alley, hard to say.
Jackson, Lam. deep pass incomplete to Fitzpatrick, De, clock 05:25. 2 3 FS29 4-2-5 UL tests Taylor deep in press man coverage on a fade route. Taylor allows some seperation but is able to recover some on a ball that is slightly underthrown. From the TV angle, it's hard to say whether Taylor gets his hands on this ball, it appears it may have just been dropped by the receiver.
Bonnafon, Reg. rush over right end for 2 yards to the FS27 (Thomas, M;Marshall, T), clock 05:02. 3 3 FS29 4-2-5 UL runs Zone Read to the boundary again from pistol. FSU has a twist by the LB's called. Burns does not squeeze this time, he takes the QB so Lamar gives. The twist from the LBs frees up Thomas to the ball and he makes the tackle with the help of Marshall and James.
Bonnafon, Reg. rush left for no gain to the FS27 (Burns, B;Sweat, J). 4 1 FS27 4-2-5 UL decides to call the G-lead play to the nub of the formation to the field. FSU has that side over-loaded. Samuels is rolled up in the box and he does a great job of triggering once he gets his run key to force this back inside. Sweat wins vs. the down block of the TE and Burns crashes down from the backside to help finish the tackle.
Drive Summary: 9 Plays, 48 yards, 4:20 used.
LOUISVILLE drive start at 02:05. 1 10 LOU24
Jackson, Lam. crossing pass complete to Smith, Jay. for 9 yards to the LOU33, clock 01:46. 1 10 LOU24 4-1-6 UL comes back to a slant to the boundary vs. press from McFadden like they hit earlier in the game. Thomas again does not play inside out in his coverage and creates a window to throw the slant. McFadden again shows poor technique and awareness giving up the inside depsite the wide split from the receiver and having inside leverage with his press.
Bonnafon, Reg. rush left for 15 yards to the LOU48, 1ST DOWN LOU (Marshall, T), clock 01:32. 2 1 LOU33 4-1-6 UL goes pistol and runs G-lead to the TE. FSU has a twist by the DTs called. Christmas loops around to the ball but does not have his eyes up to see the RB who runs right by him. Westbrook comes up from FS where he has responsibility for the C gap. He fits too wide and can't make the tackle.
Jackson, Lam. crossing pass complete to Standberry, Ch. for 9 yards to the FS43, clock 01:05. 1 10 LOU48 4-1-6 UL tries to come back to the slant to the boundary. McFadden plays it correctly this time as he stays inside and uses his hands as the receiver tries to work back inside. Lamar pumps the slant and comes back to the field side with his eyes. Derwin has the intermediate middle with his zone but he chase the pump fake and pulls himself out of position to play the curl from the TE. Lamar buys some time with his legs but keeps his eyes downfield and makes the throw to the TE.
Jackson, Lam. deep pass incomplete to Smith, Jay., clock 00:46. 2 1 FS43 4-1-6 UL goes back to the fade vs. press coverage from Taylor. Taylor is in good position on the inside hip of the receiver but he does not have much length and Lamar puts the ball in a great spot out in front of the receiver. FSU catches a break as the receiver drops the ball.
Jackson, Lam. rush left for 15 yards to the FS28, 1ST DOWN LOU (James, D), clock 00:39. 3 1 FS43 4-1-6 Pistol Zone Read to the boundary. Kaindoh is the read key and he squeezes to take the back. Derwin is the backer and he needs to scrape over top to take the QB. Instead he stays inside and there's no one for the QB.
Jackson, Lam. middle right pass complete to Samuel, Tra. for 13 yards to the FS15, 1ST DOWN LOU (Samuels, S), clock 00:23. 1 10 FS28 4-1-6 Quarters coverage from FSU. Lamar drops back, looks left before coming back to his right and finding the slot on a curl that breaks to the outside. Samuels is the cover player on the hash here. He drops to a spot and is reading the QB, not matching the route so once the ball is thrown, he takes a bad angle to the receiver and allows to receiver to cut back inside and pick up the first down.
Bonnafon, Reg. rush over right guard for 3 yards to the FS12 (James, D), clock 00:09. 1 10 FS15 4-1-6 Pistol Zone Read. Sweat stays wide and plays the QB so Lamar gives. Derwin is the playside backer and he is able to fill and bring down the ball carrier for a short gain.
Timeout Louisville, clock 00:09. 2 7 FS12
PENALTY LOU false start 5 yards to the FS17, clock 00:09. 2 7 FS12
Timeout Florida State, clock 00:09. 2 12 FS17
Creque, Bla. field goal attempt from 34 GOOD, clock 00:05. 2 12 FS17
LOUISVILLE 31, FSU 28
Drive Summary: 8 Plays, 59 yards, 2:00 used.
END OF GAME: LOUISVILLE 31, FSU 28