What a difference a week makes. Ponder looked good and special teams went from the penthouse to the outhouse:
Offensive Line: What can you say about the job that Rick Trickett and his offensive line did against the Canes? Behind the offensive line, FSU ran for 281 yards. In addition, they allowed no sacks. An excellent effort by the O-line.
Running Game: Antone Smith had another great game that saw him rush for 92 yards and 4 TDs. I was particularly impressed with the running of Jermaine Thomas.
QB: If you look at Ponder's stats, they are not impressive in that he threw two interceptions and had a so so passing day. However, he was poised and had critical runs during the game.
Offensive Coaching: Fisher for the most part had a good game plan for the Canes. I think a few play calls were questionable and if the Noles had lost, he would be getting some heat.
Receivers: Receivers dropped too many balls and still don't seem to be performing at their potential. Carr did have a great catch for a TD.
Defense and Defensive Coaching: Mickey Andrews had another great defensive game plan for the Canes. The defense held Miami to 51 rushing yards which I didn't think was possible. Defense had two sacks,three interceptions, and the secondary played best game so far this season.
Penalties: This is a broken record and unless the coaches get this under control, FSU will lose a game because of them.
Special Teams: I am separating the field goal unit out from the special teams. This was an awful showing by the special teams unit. Poor snaps on the punting unit plus not being able to contain Miami's Travis Benjamin was a poor effort by the unit.
Kicking Game: Graham Gano did what he needed. He was perfect on extra points and the two field goals which included a 53-yarder.
Monday, October 06, 2008
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