Prevent Explosive Plays
Here’s an excerpt from the original post:
"I expect the FSU defensive front to have a great deal of success stopping the traditional running game of LSU, who’ll play without their top running back John Emery. The strength of this LSU offense will be getting the ball to their wide receivers, and quarterback Jayden Daniels creating offense from scrambling opportunities. Explosive plays in the running game will likely come from Daniels if they happen. FSU must force LSU to execute down the field, and I’m not sure they can consistently do that in their first game in a new offense."
I mean, I don’t think I could have called it any better. LSU couldn’t run the ball with their running backs and didn’t get anything going passing wise until late in the fourth quarter when FSU backed off. Aside from a couple of runs by Jayden Daniels, they didn’t hit many explosive plays.
Their longest run was their first play from scrimmage, a broken scramble play by Daniels. LSU’s longest pass play was only 22 yards. LSU averaged 4.5 ypp prior to the final drive of the game. That’s a job well done by Adam Fuller and the players.