Neutralize UF rushing attack
Florida State’s defensive unit will going against yet another backup quarterback this season. The Seminoles have been unfortunate for these opportunities to arise. While the Seminoles’ defense has been classified as solid in 2023, their ability to stop the run has been somewhat questionable.
As it stands right now, Florida State allows 139.6 rushing yards per game (44th in the FBS). The statistics look improved at this moment considering that they have recently played the likes of North Alabama, Pittsburgh, and Wake Forest.
However, Florida will be relying on backup quarterback Max Brown. As a result, to make the offensive game plan simpler for him, they will likely try to establish the running game. During their loss against Missouri this past Saturday, running backs Montrell Johnson and Trevor Etienne combined for 27 rushing attempts for 167 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Max Brown also had seven carries for 42 yards.
Defensive coordinator Adam Fuller and company will have to dial up the pressure to ensure that Florida’s offensive unit remain uncomfortable and force the Gators to beat them through the air.