The FSU football offense has been pedestrian through the first two games. We discuss why they’ll have to ride Deondre Francois’s arm for success moving forward.
Most folk thought the offense would be the strength of this FSU football team in 2018. However, it has been the defense that has played the most consistent over two games.
That’s saying something though because they just got lit up for over 500 yards by a FCS level offense.
We’ve talked all off-season about how the Willie Taggart’s offense is built establishing the run game and how they’ll typically run the ball around 60 percent of the time.
FSU is averaging a measly 3.62 ypc and barely broke 100 rushing yards against Samford with the longest run being just 14 yards.
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The offensive line is banged up and not able to create any type of push up front or open up any holes for rushing lanes.
Willie Taggart had to go to the passing game to pull the win out Saturday night, and frankly that’s what this offense is going to have to do for now if they want to find success.
I’m not saying totally abandon the run game, but flipping that ratio to 60 percent passing is the move to make.
Coach Taggart has shown he’s not afraid to make changes to his offensive approach in the past.
FSU has an experienced quarterback with a talented group of wide receivers/tight end. I never thought I’d say lean on the passing game with this offensive line, but it’s the only time FSU has had sustained success on that side of the ball through two games.
The upcoming game against Syracuse would be the perfect game to implement this method as they have been abysmal on defense the last few years.
They are allowing 6.59 yards per play and have only played against Western Michigan and Wagner. If the Noles can’t get it together against them, prepare yourselves for more anguish the rest of the year.