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FSU offensive line depth takes a hit

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This could factor in at a few different spots.

NCAA Football: Florida State at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

It’s an old refrain when it comes to prospective blowout games: just stay healthy. And for the most part, despite being a little dinged up heading into the contest, Florida State accomplished that during its stomping of the Delaware State Hornets. But there was one unfortunate and potentially important injury.

During the shortened second half on Saturday, redshirt-junior offensive lineman Brock Ruble went down for the Seminoles and writhed on the field before being helped off while not putting any weight on his left leg. Since then, we’ve learned that Ruble has an MCL injury. And this means more than losing just one second-string big man. Because according to the FSU depth chart, Ruble (6-8 324) is actually the backup at three different OL positions: left tackle, right guard, and right tackle.

Missing Ruble is a potentially tricky proposition for a unit already playing without its best player after Landon Dickeron suffered a season-ending ankle injury earlier in the year.