Overall, I think we have to be happy with the overall performance of the FSU secondary. They held LSU’s best receiver to two catches for 20 yards, with none of that coming until FSU had a big lead late in the game.
Omarion Cooper returned but looks like he’s making his way back from whatever injury kept him out against Duquesne.
LSU averaged fewer than six yards per pass attempt, which is why their completion percentage was so high, but that was also helped by the final drive where FSU was in more of a prevent defense.
The biggest thing that needs to improve in the FSU secondary is their communication. Now, they didn’t allow many explosive plays and kept everything underneath, but there were times guys took the wrong man, and guys were running open.
FSU’s ability to get pressure with only four defensive linemen hid some of those issues, and Jayden Daniels isn’t a great quarterback who missed some open guys.
FSU will face better quarterbacks but likely won’t face many better receivers. However, quarterbacks that know what to do with the ball can make defenses pay, so this is something they need to continue cleaning up.