FSU vs UF Football: Attack breakdown, stats and insights

FSU vs UF Football: Attack breakdown, stats and insights


The Florida State Seminole offensive struggled during Saturday’s loss to the Florida Gators leaving their regular season ambitions and bowling game in the past. They were restricted to a running game and what they were able to get through the air was hampered by a persistent shoulder injury for midfielder Jordan Travis that knocked him out of the game at least three times. The Seminoles lost by three points (21-24) in an attempt to advance in the fourth quarter which was eventually derailed by a missed side kick attempt by kicker Parker Grothus.

First Quarter

Early in the first quarter was the place where crime lost its foothold. Jordan Travis fell after about 10 offensive games in the game with what appeared to be a shoulder injury which prompted reserve quarterback Mackenzie Melton to go under the center position. The first of Florida’s three spins came from Milton not setting foot before being thrown and intercepted by UF’s Rashad Torrens.

  • Yardage, 20
  • Average yardage per game. 1.4
  • Possession time, 7:43
  • 3 down conversions, 1-4

Florida State 0, UF 7

Second Quarter

Series three quarterback Tate Rodemaker got the nod to enter the game at the start of the second and was only in a drive hampered by the interference of the attacking pass on receiver Andrew Parchment. Seminole’s first score in the match came after Travis was back and he was able to move the ball down the field and with the help of a defensive penalty kick, he was able to scramble into the end zone from 15 yards.

  • Yardage, 106
  • Average yards per game, 7.7
  • Acquisition time, 05:47
  • Third down transfers, 0-1
  • Total plays 14

Florida State 7, UF 7

Third quarter

Knowles came out of the half got the ball on the start. Their first lead was hampered with a false start by offensive lineman Dylan Gibbons who, earlier in the match, had another crucial penalty kick to kill the driver for his unsportsmanlike behaviour. It seems like the only way the attack can run the ball is if he’s with Travis on determined rounds or scramble. Travis threw his first pick of the game which resulted in points at the end of the quarter.

  • Yardage, 63
  • Average yards per game, 5.3
  • Acquisition time, 05:34
  • Third down transfers, 0-2
  • Total plays, 12

Florida State 7, UF 17

The fourth quarter

Seminole’s running game started to rebound in the fourth inning of the passing match opener in a big way that probably won’t show up on the stats sheet. There was a roughly equal amount of rushing yards (80) compared to passing yards (77). The eighty yards on the ground were more than the first three quarters combined. (The first and third quarters combined for a total of 5 streaming yards.) Running back Trishawn Ward was able to score on the ground and receive Ontaria Wilson through the air.

  • Yardage, 157
  • Average yards per game, 6
  • Possession time, 07:58
  • Third conversions, 4-5
  • Total plays 26
  • Best Offensive Player: Jordan Travis 18-29 for 202 yards and one touchdown with dash for 102 yards and another.

Florida State 21, UF 24

Despite a valiant effort, Noles came in short hampered by offensive penalties, injuries and an inability to move the ball on the ground until the fourth quarter. This, combined with some special team blunders, a failure to capitalize on three interceptions, and multiple unsportsmanlike behavior calls on both sides of the ball resulted in many missed opportunities for points.

*An interesting stat is that the offensive line has only given up one sack in the entire game.

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