Offense After Opponent 40-yard Line
FSU football had many offensive drives that stalled once they crossed midfield. It was a combination of poor field goal kicking influencing playcalling, and the inability to move the line of scrimmage in short yardage plays, as I mentioned earlier.
Here’s a stat for you. FSU got into the red zone 66 times last year (tied for 12th nationally). They scored 46 touchdowns (No. 23 nationally), settled for 10 field goals, and had another 10 opportunities where they failed to score.
The latter is unacceptable and was the difference between winning 10 and 12 games last year. Once the FSU offense moves inside the opponents 40-yard line, they must have the mentality to get seven points.
I know no team will score touchdowns 100 percent of the time, but there’s no way they can allow teams to hold them scoreless once they are inside the red zone. FSU acquired some offensive weapons that should mitigate that issue in 2023.
FSU has a larger offensive line and several receiving targets at 6’3″+ to target in the red zone. Then, there’s always the threat of Jordan Travis running the ball.
Again, I think they’ll be fine here, but we have to see it when it counts, especially against the top programs on the schedule.