Tackles For Loss Allowed
We talked about the percentage of offensive possession that ended with zero or negative yards, and one huge reason was that FSU allowed 80 tackles for a loss in 2021.
What’s crazy is that was an improvement over the 2019 season(13 games), where they allowed 111 tackles for loss.
That averaged 8.54 tackles for a loss allowed per game, but that average dropped to 6.67 tackles for a loss per game allowed in 2021.
One of the biggest culprits was the number of sacks allowed in 2021. They accounted for 41.2 percent of tackles for a loss allowed.
The Noles also struggled in short yardage situations, with the offensive line struggling too late in the season with injuries and a lack of depth.
The FSU offensive allowed 31 tackles for a loss in the final four games, with Jordan Travis at QB.
FSU hopes to improve their passing game, which won’t allow opposing teams to focus on their run game as much. An improved offensive line will help improve that area too.
If the Noles can find better success on early downs, they can stay out of obvious pass situations and become less predictable as an offense.