FSU football took care of business in week one against previously ranked No. 5 LSU. The first half was full of mistakes on FSU’s part, but some of the issues were they were playing against one of the most talented teams in college football.
One obvious thing would be the penalties, where FSU had six in the first half but only had one in the second half. However, I’d argue half of those penalties that got called were bogus from a Big 12 referee team that’s not used to seeing defense and physicality like that in that league.
I’m not joking, either. The penalties did cost FSU, but I wouldn’t trade the overall aggressiveness or physicality they played with, because that set the tone.
Overall, most of the issues I saw from FSU were self-inflicted wounds and things that can be fixed, which is always a good sign.
If a coach ever looks at the tape and they don’t know or can’t understand why a player did what they did?
That’s never a good thing. I think they got most of the issues fixed in the second half, and that was why they demolished a gassed LSU team as the game went on.
Nevertheless, here are three things I’d like to see improved in game two.