Win On Early Downs(On Both Sides)
The FSU defense struggled on early down on the first two LSU drives, but it didn’t help the referees refused to call holding on the LSU offensive line. However, they finally settled in and put LSU in a third and seven spot, forcing one of the fourth and one plays they failed to convert.
FSU would win on first down at times, but the LSU offense is tough to contain with such a mobile QB. They forced two third and 10’s on LSU’s final drive before halftime, and allowed an inexcusable conversion off a run play to put them in field goal range.
However, they got off the field on the second third and 10, holding LSU to a field goal. The second half saw the FSU defense contain LSU much better. The FSU offense had a mixed bag on early downs.
They would be 3rd and five at times, and other times they’d be third and long, but found ways to convert against the LSU defense, just as they did last year. The FSU offense converted 9 of 14 third down conversions and were 1 of 1 on fourth down. That is outstanding.
I felt like the FSU offense imposed their will against LSU in the second half.