Season 5, Week 4: Game of the Week

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  1. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    Last week's game was really never in doubt as Miami rolled Clemson in a pretty easy victory. This week we stay in the ACC.​
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    The only other user game this week pits Georgia Tech against Florida State. Georgia Tech needs this win badly, and we can only hope they can pull out the miracle.​
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    0-3 (0-1)
    The Yellow Jackets are bad. Really bad. Both sides of the ball have been putrid this year, and their head coach lays a lot of the blame on the Quarterback. Certainly not the way we want to build team chemistry gowazzou. This was his criticism of his QB Dan Rogers. "This guy's problem is he would throw it to an open guy, and the pass would be like 5 yards off going to the defender."​
    But it's not just quarterback play destroying the schools prestige this year. Blame the defense. So far they have allowed 118 points in 3 games. That's nearly 40 points per game. Considering they've only scored 15 points those 3 games, surely this team isn't that bad.​
    After looking closer, it's true that their passing game is a mess. They don't have any standouts at wide receiver or tight end. And of course their quarterbacks are young and inexperienced. But they do have an above average offensive line, with a very good Center. In addition they have two pretty good senior Halfbacks in Brent Pace and Charles Perkins. Perhaps they should switch to a power running team. Might I recommend Pitt's playbook?​
    On the defensive side of the ball, LE Anthony Williams is the most talented player on the team. They need to some how get him into the backfield so he can begin wrecking havoc. Maybe some overloads, or try switching him to RE and see if he can be a little more dominant. And they have the benefit of having a great CB in Ryan Ayers and a good SS in Sean King.​
    For them to win this game, they need to keep the ball on the ground. They can't afford to fall behind by more than two TD or they are doomed. Let Ayers focus on his man in single coverage, and shadow Florida State's other receivers. They also need to get pressure on the QB, and hopefully force a turnover.​
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    3-0 (1-0)
    The Seminoles are one of the few undefeated teams left here in the Experience. They have the most explosive offense so far in the conference and lead in points scored. They've scored: 31, 42, and 55 points their last 3 games against quality opponents. Defensively, although they have allowed nearly 30 points per game, they are still winning them and that's all that matters right now.​
    QB David Lucas is having a fine season completing 65% of his passes. He looks accurate, but occasionally he forces the ball and has thrown 3 INT so far on the young season. He has the benefit of having one of the best freshman WR in the ACC as a target: Derek McCray. Get used to this name ladies, he is going to be a stud. As a freshman he is leading the team in catches, yards and TD. In the ground game, Junior HB Will Washington is no slouch either, and is a bruising back at 5'11" and 226 lbs.​
    On defense, they are pretty good up front but their secondary is pretty bad. Especially their corners. Unfortuantely for Georgia Tech, they still don't win this matchup.​
    For the Seminoles to win this game, they need to be patient and not force anything. The Yellow Jacket secondary is actually pretty decent, so they need to make sure Lucas makes good reads. Don't force the ball to McCray and stay away from Ayers at cornerback. Look for mismatches, and try to exploit a soft run defense of Georgia Tech.​
    Prediction
    Florida State -10
    The Seminoles are too talented, and right now the Yellow Jackets are in a tail spin. They are having issues at Quarterback, and rumor has it they will be firing their offensive coordinator. Possibly before this game. The only question for Florida State is how much will they win by?
    Unless they get cocky and try to air it out all over the place, they will win easily. Florida State 35, Georgia Tech 10.

     
  2. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    Nice write up Pa, very cool. I appreciate the support, but gowazzu is a really good coach and I can't see it being anywhere near that one-sided. I expect a very tough game. I agree the key will be turnovers and limiting our mistakes.

    And you better believe our special teams unit is ready for this one.........
     
  3. gowazzucougs

    gowazzucougs WSU is better than UCLA

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    There is going to be a serious practice session before this game, fyi in alternate universe these two coaches battled each other last night in another dyansty with coach cougs winning in double overtime. I have a feeling there may be pay back coming
     
  4. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    Our Week 4 matchup is in the books, and once again 'ole Pagamer correctly picked the winner.. Final Score: FSU 38, Georgia Tech 21

    How did Florida State win?:

    • Turnovers. You can't be -3 in turnover differential against a team as good as Florida State. QB Sean Cutler continued the poor QB play for the Yellow Jackets throwing 4 interceptions.
    • Special Teams. Florida State opened the 2nd half with an amazing 82 yards kickoff return by HB Alex Austin. This put them comfortably ahead 17-7.
    • As was mentioned in the preview, the Yellow Jacket secondary had some strengths. Florida State really only threw the ball 16 times and let HB Will Washington do the dirty work. He had a rediculous 197 yards on only 25 carries and 2 TD.
    • Pass protection. When they weren't running the ball, QB David Lucas had great protection. He wasn't sacked all game and LE Anthony Williams was a non factor. For their sake, the Seminoles had a lot of pressure which included 3 sacks.
    • No patience for GT. The Yellow Jackets were moving the ball well on the ground as evidenced Brent Pace's 13 carries for 107 yards. Unfortunately, for some reason QB Sean Cutler threw the ball 34 times, only completing 13. Midway through the 3rd the score was only 24-14.
    Another great game by both players which now bring Georgia Tech to 0-4 on the season and 0-2 in the conference.
     
  5. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    Great analysis @Pagamer07! Who the hell are you? Ron Jaworski? Did you go to the tape?

    Hey great game @gowazzucougs -- Hang in there and don't let your shitty roster get you down. Like Shaun said, the key to this is recruiting your way out of it. Easier said than done, I know.
     
  6. gowazzucougs

    gowazzucougs WSU is better than UCLA

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    Brent Pace's stats are kinda skewed because he had a 67 yard run, additionally it felt as Cutler completed more passes than 13. Additionally, if it was not for two big plays by the GT offense this score could have been worse.
     

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