Update: Dickerson is back in at left guard.
In the first quarter against Wake Forest, the Florida State offensive gameplan suffered a major blow when starting left tackle Derrick Kelly left the game with an injury. As if a one-point halftime lead over the Demon Deacons weren’t intriguing enough, the plot thickened even further in the second half when the ’Noles lost starting left guard Landon Dickerson as well.
With the loss of Kelly and Dickerson, a 6’6, 310-pound sophomore, FSU is now without its two best offensive lineman. Initially, Brock Ruble came in to replace Kelly on the edge, but when Dickerson went down, Ruble slid in to LG and Josh Ball took over at LT, even though junior Ethan Frith (6’7, 320) is listed on Florida State’s latest depth chart as the backup left guard.
The FSU front has struggled to keep the Deacs out of the Seminole backfield. With more than a quarter left to play, WF has already tallied 13 tackles for loss.