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Making the grade: What the analytics say about Florida State’s offensive line against the Florida Gators

How did the Seminole offensive line handle the Gators in the regular season finale?

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The Florida State Seminoles defeated the Florida Gators 24-15 this past weekend to continue their perfect season. Surrounded by a hostile environment at The Swamp, the Seminoles overcame a first half deficit and pulled away late for the win to cap their undefeated regular season.

Florida State switched up its starting lineup against Florida by inserting Keiondre Jones at right guard and D’Mitri Emmanuel at left guard. The move resulted in Casey Roddick as the first man up if any injury or struggles took place. The running backs, led by Trey Benson, recorded 118 yards on the ground.

In total, Benson and Lawrance Toafili averaged 4.91 yards per carry. The Seminoles allowed three sacks, but it’s not always the result of the offensive line breaking down.

After each week, Tomahawk Nation takes a peek at FSU’s PFF grades along the offensive line, offering some valuable insight into the numbers. Please note, any player seeing fewer than 10 snaps is excluded due to the small sample size.

Florida State offensive line grades through Week 13:

Florida State offensive line grades through week 13:

Player LSU Total Snaps LSU Run Blocking LSU Pass Blocking Southern Miss Total Snaps Southern Miss Run Blocking Southern Miss Pass Blocking BC Total Snaps BC Run Blocking BC Pass Blocking Clemson Total Snaps Clemson Run Blocking Clemson Pass Blocking Virginia Tech Total Snaps Virginia Tech Run Blocking Virginia Tech Pass Blocking Syracuse Total Snaps Syracuse Run Blocking Syracuse Pass Blocking Duke Total Snaps Duke Run Blocking Duke Pass Blocking Wake Total Snaps Wake Run Blocking Wake Pass Blocking Pittsburgh Total Snaps Pittsburgh Run Blocking Pittsburgh Pass Blocking Miami Total Snaps Miami Run Blocking Miami Pass Blocking UNA Total Snaps UNA Run Blocking UNA Pass Blocking Florida Total Snaps Florida Run Blocking Florida Pass Blocking Overall Run Blocking Overall Pass Blocking
Player LSU Total Snaps LSU Run Blocking LSU Pass Blocking Southern Miss Total Snaps Southern Miss Run Blocking Southern Miss Pass Blocking BC Total Snaps BC Run Blocking BC Pass Blocking Clemson Total Snaps Clemson Run Blocking Clemson Pass Blocking Virginia Tech Total Snaps Virginia Tech Run Blocking Virginia Tech Pass Blocking Syracuse Total Snaps Syracuse Run Blocking Syracuse Pass Blocking Duke Total Snaps Duke Run Blocking Duke Pass Blocking Wake Total Snaps Wake Run Blocking Wake Pass Blocking Pittsburgh Total Snaps Pittsburgh Run Blocking Pittsburgh Pass Blocking Miami Total Snaps Miami Run Blocking Miami Pass Blocking UNA Total Snaps UNA Run Blocking UNA Pass Blocking Florida Total Snaps Florida Run Blocking Florida Pass Blocking Overall Run Blocking Overall Pass Blocking
Julian Armella n/a n/a n/a 13 56.1 77.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 15 64.7 68.5 n/a n/a n/a 60.40 72.90
Jeremiah Byers 60 65 51.8 56 54.7 67 60 63.5 59.1 52 52.9 45.1 40 61.5 32.6 68 56.0 86.4 58 70.8 57.2 62 66.5 68.6 77 58.6 88.6 64 59.2 75.6 57 50.9 72.5 60 55.0 63.7 59.55 64.02
Jaylen Early n/a n/a n/a 13 68 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 15 50.9 69.5 n/a n/a n/a 59.45 34.75
D'Mitri Emmanuel 41 51.3 84.8 41 80 75 22 50.3 80.7 44 59.2 74.1 34 60.8 55.2 32 61.0 83.0 65 52.3 87.4 26 71.1 52.3 40 57.5 87.2 53 71.0 57.0 49 76.7 87.0 60 60.4 80.8 62.63 75.38
Bryson Estes n/a n/a n/a 13 68.9 76.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 16 57.8 81.0 n/a n/a n/a 63.35 78.65
Bless Harris 55 63.7 87.5 56 68.6 79 60 71.8 75.3 62 48.4 91.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 32 58.7 64.7 35 64.9 70.4 38 55.5 87.2 n/a n/a n/a 36 57.7 82.0 n/a n/a n/a 61.16 79.69
Keiondre Jones 35 60.8 83.9 15 69.8 79.3 38 79.5 52.2 18 55.3 69.9 22 61.9 74.0 36 56.9 84.9 57 58.6 87.6 36 66.2 47.4 38 59.3 85.3 17 43.7 81.5 22 69.6 82.8 45 58.2 85.0 61.65 76.15
Casey Roddick 60 56.3 56.2 56 68.7 81.3 60 71.3 85.5 62 44.3 55.4 56 61.5 1.0 68 58.6 87.3 22 49.6 82.5 62 81.9 72.0 76 60.6 85.1 62 59.0 74.9 44 58.9 86.0 15 65.4 80.4 61.34 70.63
Robert Scott 13 58.3 81.2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 27 56.7 69.7 49 67.9 82.3 n/a n/a n/a 27 59.5 56.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 60.60 72.38
Thomas Shrader n/a n/a n/a 13 74.2 76.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 15 55.6 81.0 n/a n/a n/a 64.90 78.65
David Stickle n/a n/a n/a 18 63.4 74.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 15 59.9 78.1 n/a n/a n/a 61.65 76.50
Maurice Smith 68 58.6 36.2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 61 58.3 61.9 56 56.5 58.3 68 76.0 84.3 72 63.8 81.0 62 61.7 71.6 77 58.1 59.2 66 67.3 64.6 23 59.3 67.5 60 59.5 74.3 61.91 65.89
Darius Washington 8 79.6 66.1 56 62.1 55.8 60 67.6 82.9 11 60.0 86.6 45 71.2 85.0 19 68.9 73.9 45 63.7 69.4 n/a n/a n/a 39 48.7 89.8 65 64.2 76.4 58 62.3 83.4 60 64.4 85.1 64.79 77.67

Florida State offensive line performance takeaways with @Ricobert11

PFF is not a perfect scoring system. The graders cannot be 100% of the assignments on each play.

PFF CFB Scale: 90-100 Elite, 85-89 All-Conference, 70-84 Starter, 60-69 Backup, <60 replaceable

  • Good performance from the group, especially in pass-blocking. Florida’s Princely Umanmielen had a decent night (0.5 sacks, 3 quarterback hurries), but UF’s pass rush was mostly held at bay.
  • Everyone was within five points of their season-long run-blocking grades. This line is what it is; an okay run-blocking group and a good pass-blocking group.
  • The pass-blocking numbers are actually even more impressive when you consider how good Jordan Travis was at avoiding sacks. Tate continues to show he’ll take a coverage sack. Even so, this line did really well.
  • The numbers say Darius Washington is your best offensive lineman from Saturday’s game. Washington enters the ACC Championship Game as FSU’s best run-blocker and second-best pass-protector (among qualifying players).