It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…Johnny Wilson. At the conclusion of the thrilling 45-24 victory over the LSU Tigers, many FSU football fans discussed the performance of wide receiver Keon Coleman (for good reason), who recorded nine receptions for 122 yards and three touchdowns.
Coleman was rewarded the privilege of breaking the rock in the locker room at the conclusion of the game.
However, the 6’7″ playmaker in Johnny Wilson also had himself a notable performance that cannot go unnoticed, where he accumulated seven receptions and 104 yards.
Unfortunately, the former Arizona State transfer had two pivotal drops in the contest and would have likely had an even better impact if he hauled in the receptions.
Nonetheless, the dynamic wide receiver duo of Coleman and Wilson was virtually unstoppable and made the LSU defensive backs looked confused and left them searching for answers.
Wilson made several tough catches, including a one where he had to get his huge frame parallel to the ground for a big-time third down conversion on a drive that eventually resulted in a touchdown.
Quarterback Jordan Travis had a sensational performance, especially after he began to settle down in the second quarter. He completed 23 of his 31 passes for 342 yards and four passing touchdowns.
It is a matter of picking your poison in this offensive scheme with this caliber of playmakers. While the discussion is on Keon Coleman’s performance, opposing teams will start to focus on containing him (the best they can do), which leaves Johnny Wilson open for more opportunities.
I expect both wide receivers to have notable statistical performances for the upcoming game against Southern Miss, at least in the first half.
With that said, FSU has many weapons at its disposal. I failed to mention playmakers such as Winston Wright Jr., Destyn Hill, Kentron Poitier, Ja’Khi Douglas (out for a few weeks), Jaheim Bell, and Kyle Morlock.
Head football coach Mike Norvell and offensive coordinator Alex Atkins have a variety of options to exploit opposing defenses. The scary sight in Tallahassee is that this offense has not reached its full potential.