Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by Ceewo, Nov 10, 2010.
FSU opened the season ranked #3 and started thier season against lowly UL Lafayette. FSU is led on offense by Heisman candidate HB Brendan Marks and Sophomore QB Scott Jones. Marks and Jones were the first two players I signed in our first season. This will be the first year that they are both starters. I am excited to see what they can do together. We have a tough schedule with 5 users games, and a potential 6th user game in the ACC conference championship game. Repeating will not be easy. On to the game.
Marks got us going early before taking a spot on the bench. He scored a pair of TD's in the opening quarter. One was out of the wildcat for 50 yards. He played a quarter and a half before we decided to save him for the long season. Scott Jones would prove his worth in the 2nd quarter with a pair of TD passes. This game was never in question and the defense picked up where they left off last year. ULL had a chance to get 3 points in the 3rd quarter but missed the FG. FSU rushing offense combined for 274 yards and 5 TD. It was nice to get a feel for our new team and coast to an easy victory. But this was not a true test for our team. That should happen next week when we host defending Big Ten Champion Michigan.
QB Scott Jones 12/17 150 yards 3TD 0INT
HB Brendan Marks 84 total yards 2TD
HB Kevin Lester 133 rushing yards 1TD
HB Joe Hill 70 rushing yards 2TD
WR Greg Dent 3 receptions 47 yards 2TD
DT Nick Randle 5 tackles 3TFL 1 Sack 1FF
SS Donea Reid 6 tackles 1FF
DE Chris Bush 4 tackles 2TFL 1 sack
#5 Michigan 17
#3 Florida State 20
This was a tight game between a pair of top 5 ranked schools. Both teams felt each other out in the first quarter and neither was able to get on the board. The Seminoles opened the scoring early in the 2nd when QB Scott Jones caught the Wolverines in a blitz. He audibled out of the run and hit a wide open TE Alex Wilson for a 41 yard TD pass. Michigan would answer right back. Michigan QB Gardner would hit WR Garrison for a 17 yard TD pass. Right before half, FR K Andy Anthony would kick a FG as time expired to put FSU up 10-7.
Michigan would add a FG of their own in the 3rd to tie the game up going into the 4th quarter. Brennan Marks would give FSU the lead early in the 4th when he added a 2 yard TD run. And as they had done all game, Michigan would answer back on their very next possession. Garner would execute a perfect play action pass and hit a wide open WR Gallon for a 74 yard TD bomb. Seminole R-FR Ryan Clark was beat bad on this play. He got caught cheating on the run fake. Michigan's D was up to the task on the next possession. FSU would go 3 and out after Marks would come up inches short on a 3rd down run. The Wolverines had their chance. They too would go 3 and out. On 3rd and 7 they called a WR screen, but FS Clark would make up for his earlier mistake and stop the Wolverines inches short of a first down as well. This left just over a minute on the clock. Scott Jones lead the Seminoles on a great drive. He hit on a several short throws before getting us down to the 24 yard line. With 4 seconds left, Andy Anthony got his first taste of big-time college football. Big Suge decided to ice the freshman kicker. This was the first time I had seen the ice the kicker feature, and it is not easy to hit a FG like this. Andy drilled the GW 41 yard FG as time expired, sealing the win for FSU.
Great Game Big Suge!
QB Scott Jones 16/22 241 yards 1TD 0INT
HB Brennan Marks 17 rushes 89 yards 1TD
TE Alex Wilson 4 receptions 99 yards 1TD
FS Ryan Butler 8 tackles 1TFL 1Sack
DE Chris Bush 3 tackles 2TFL 1 Sack
DT Nick Randle 2 tackles 1sack
Boston College 6
Florida State 37
FSU relied heavily on our running game and defense. QB Scott Jones struggled with his accuracy most of the game, completing only 50% of his passes. Brendan Marks got the offense going in the 1st quarter when he scored a pair of TD's on a 17 yard pass and a 33 yard run. Player of the game had to be MLB Jeff Luc. Luc had 9 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack, 2 FF, and 1 FR. The bad news is we lost starting LB Justin Gipson for 12 weeks. Gipson was a JUCO transfer in the offseason and was looking good. Thankfully we had some depth at the position.
Next week is a key ACC matchup with FSU hosting VT.
QB Scott Jones 8/16 148 yards 2TD 0INT
HB Brendan Marks 112 total yards 2TD
HB Kevin Lester 9 carries 62 yards
WR Kenny Shaw 2 receptions 68 yards 1TD
MLB Jeff Luc 9 tackles 3 tfl 1 sack 2 ff 1 fr
DE Chris Bush 5 tackles 2 tfl 1 sack
CB Gerald Demps 2 tackles 1 FR 1TD
The Hokies came out throwing from the first play of the game. On the first play VT freshman QB Weber hit WR Smiling on an 80 yard TD bomb. This would be a common theme from the Hokies as they would only have 1 rushing attempt the whole game. Weber was not afraid to go deep, but it would cost him. He would end the game with 3 turnovers. FSU decided to use a more balanced attack. We ran the ball 29 times despite gaining only 54 yards on the ground for a measly 1.86 average yards per rush. We controlled the time of possession 19:00 to 9:00 QB Scott Jones had a good game, throwing for 4 TDs. The Seminoles had a 13 point lead with about 2 minutes to go when Weber tossed his 4th TD of the game. The onside kick would be unsuccessful and FSU would run out the clock.
Florida State suffered two more huge injuries. Freshman FS Ryan Butler broke his femur and is out for the year. Junior WR Greg Dent suffered a broken vertebrae and is also done for the year. We have now lost 3 players in the last two weeks. Next week FSU travels to Georgia Tech.
QB Scott Jones 17/22 336 yards 4TD 2INT
HB Brennan Marks 109 total yards
WR Victor Simpson 3 receptions 83 yards 3TD
K Andy Anthony 2/2 FG 4/4 XP
Miami came into Tallahassee minus their star HB Storm Johnson. He was missed as Lamar Miller was only able to average 3.0 ypg on 12 attempts. FSU was able to get out to an early 10-0 lead in the first quarter, thanks in part to a Young INT. Young only threw one pick on the day, but their were several others that were dropped by the Seminole secondary. Florida State was not explosive with the ground game, but it was efficient enough to keep the pressure off of Scott Jones. Jones had a great game today. He kept our offense rolling by completing 14 of his 17 pass attempts. 2 of them for TD's. Freshman HB Kevin Lester continues to impress on the ground. He has began to steal more and more carries away from Marks. With the injury to WR Dent, I am considering moving Marks to the slot and let Lester carry the load in the backfield.
QB Scott Jones 14/17 222 yards 2TD 0INT
HB Brennan Marks 74 total yards
HB Kevin Lester 33 rushing yards 1TD
WR Josh Gehres 2 receptions 74 yards 1TD
WR Victor Simpson 3 receptions 29 yards 1TD
CB Greg Demps 7 tackles 1INT 3DEFL
LB Christian Jones 4 tackles 2TFL 1DEFL
Maryland 7Florida State 34This game was much closer than the score would show. Scott Jones had a good game, but had a couple key mistakes that kept Maryland in it until the 4th. Jones threw an INT at the goal line and missed on about 5 wide open receivers, two of which would have been TD's, but we were forced to punt instead. It was only 20-7 headed into the 4th, but the defense stepped up and forced two turnovers. Both turnovers would be converted into a TD. The first was a 55 yard TD by Kevin Lester. Lester has gone over 100 yards in both his starts. We have decided to move Marks to the slot and play HB on shotgun plays. This allows us to get him the ball more in the open field. He just was not very good between the tackles. Lester on the other hand seems to love to run between the tackles, so this move has helped on the offensive side of the ball. Lester did lose a fumble in the redzone early in the game. The defense forced 5 sacks on the game, something that was missing in the loss to UCLA. It looks like Alabama was upset by the Volunteers, so maybe we will still get a shot to repeat. Its going to be an interesting end to the season.
NC State 14
Florida State finally put everything together for the first time in a while. It seemed as if the last few games we usually struggle some aspect of the game. We gave up an early 48 yard TD run on the Wolf Packs opening drive, so it appeared more of the same. On the ensuing kickoff, HB Kevin Lester got everything going when he return the kick 97 yards for a TD. The route was on from there and we never looked back. QB Scott Jones finished 12/16 for 282 yards 5TD 1INT. He was spot on and did not have an incompletion until the opening drive in the 2nd half when he went 0-3. WR Victor Simpson has developed into a nice deep threat for us and now has 12 TD on the year. DE Chris Bush also bounced back with 2.5 sacks and a FF.
QB Scott Jones 12/16 for 282 yards 5TD 1INT
HB Kevin Lester 118 rushing yards 2TD, 97 KO Return for TD
HB Brennan Marks 137 total yards 1TD
WR Victor Simpson 3 receptions 79 yards 2TD
TE Alex Wilson 3 receptions 58 yards 1TD
DE Chris Bush 2.5 sacks FF
DT Demonte McCallister 1.5 sacks
It was rivalry week with FSU traveling to Clemson. It was a tight game for most of the first half. QB Scott Jones was rattled by the Clemson fanbase and it resulted in a pair of first half INT's. Neither team was able to get on the board in the first quarter. FSU would strike first early in the 2nd quarter when HB Kevin Lester took a handoff 12 yards up the middle for the TD. Later in the quarter Clemson would tie it up when Tajh Boyd found TE Quincy Greco for an 8 yard TD pass. 7-7 at the half.
FSU rebounded in the 2nd half. We would score the games next 21 points, all on the ground. Scott Jones, Kevin Lester, and Brennan Marks would each add rushing TD's in the 2nd half. Clemson would add a late TD but it was too little too late. This secures FSU's 4th straight ACC championship game. This time we will face Killernuts and his VT Hokies. For now we have a bye week before facing Iowa.
QB Scott Jones 13/22 221 yards 2INT, Rushing TD
HB Kevin Lester 164 rushing yards 2TD
HB Brennan Marks 53 yards 1TD
WR Victor Simpson 4 receptions 90 yards
DE Chris Bush 2 sacks
DT Nick Randle 1 Sack
LB Christian Jones 1 sack 1 FF
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