Update: Blackman was able to start the second half against BC.
It may well be a case of adding injury to insult. Already down 21-0 at Boston College, the Florida State Seminoles absorbed another shot just before going into the half down 21-3: on yet another third and long, freshman ’Nole QB James Blackman took a hit to the right side and writhed on the field before getting up and receiving treatment on the sideline as the half came to an end. Blackman was noticeably favoring his throwing shoulder after taking the shot.
Blackman was forced into duty when Deondre Francis went down against Alabama in the season opener. The depth behind Blackman is rather raw a well. It’s listed in the most recent depth chart as either redshirt-junior J.J. Cosentino or another true freshman, Bailey Hockman. In the first half against BC, Blackman was 8-19 for 91 yards and an interception. FSU struggled to find success through either the air or on the ground, averaging just 5.0 yards per play.