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

How did the Seminole front hold up against the Panthers?

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 04 Florida State at Pitt Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Florida State Seminoles football team continues their perfect season this past Saturday with a win over the Pittsburgh Panthers. FSU’s offense stalled early before pulling away for a 24-7 win.

The line paved the way for a total of 138 yards on the ground, but were most impressive in their protection of Jordan Travis. The Seminole signal-caller threw for a season-high 360 yards. The line was able to hold Pittsburgh to just two sacks on 36 drop-backs.

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

Florida State offensive line grades through Week 10:

Florida State offensive line grades through week 10

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 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 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 56.10 77.30
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 61.06 61.82
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 68.00 0.00
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 60.39 75.52
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 68.90 76.30
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 61.66 79.36
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 63.14 73.83
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 61.42 67.37
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 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 74.20 76.30
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 63.40 74.90
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 61.86 64.64
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 65.23 76.19

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

  • Crazy good pass-blocking numbers from FSU’s offensive line.
  • OL run blocked similar to their seasonal average. Pitt just has a decent front 6, so I would’ve liked to see these numbers a bit higher, but run blocking ain’t easy.
  • 40 snaps out of Meech is a lot better percentage-wise than last game, so I’ll take that.