Putting Teams Away
FSU football left way too many points on the field Sunday night. They dropped two touchdown passes, fumbled on the one-yard line, and missed a field goal.
Granted, the field goal wasn’t a gimme from 47-yards, but it’s still one that’s makeable. One thing the offense excelled at last season was scoring touchdowns in the red zone.
They scored touchdowns over 75 percent of the time last year, but Sunday night only scored one touchdown out of four red zone opportunities.
LSU muffed two punts which gave FSU excellent field position, and they squandered both opportunities. These miscues can’t happen against better teams. The game went from what should have been a comfortable win by at least two touchdowns to needing to block an extra-point to secure the win.
However, it might be a blessing in disguise for a young team still learning how to win. It’s a perfect opportunity to show their potential and then how to maximize that potential in key situations.
They’ll likely be in a position again later this year to blow a team out, and we’ll be able to measure that progress if it happens or not.