Contain QB Garrett Shrader
In the 2022 matchup versus the Orange, the Florida State Seminoles made quick work of quarterback Garrett Shrader and this offense where he was only able to complete 6 of his 16 passes for 65 passing yards to go along with 10 carries for -2 yards. It was an absolutely dominating performance as FSU won the road contest by a score of 38-3. The Orange started the 2022 season with a 6-0 record, but were plummeting to end the season where they come into the matchup with the Seminoles where they lost three straight games.
However, the 2021 matchup with Syracuse was a bit more frightening for the Seminoles. FSU came into Doak Campbell Stadium with an 0-4 record, and they couldn’t seem to buy a win (they lost in embarrassing fashion to FCS opponent Jacksonville State earlier in the year).
While FSU beat Syracuse by a score of 33-30 (thanks to a game-winning 34-yard field goal by Ryan Fitzgerald), Shrader was able to showcase his dual-threat ability with having 16 carries for 137 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
The defensive unit has struggled to contain mobile quarterbacks this season with the likes of Jayden Daniels (LSU), Thomas Castellanos (BC), and Kyron Drones (VT).