When I compare FSU football to other teams nationally, I always like to use offense, defense, and special teams. FSU is among the most complete teams nationally in all three phases.
It’s important, because some teams can pick up the slack when another phase isn’t playing well. We saw a prime example Saturday night with the FSU special teams unit.
The FSU offense couldn’t get much going, and aside from one shank, Alex Mastromanno had another solid night punting.
He had punts of 47, 16 43, 44, and 43 yards. Florida didn’t return a single punt all night. Ryan Fitzgerald did a great job kicking every kickoff(except one) out of the end zone to limit Florida’s kick return game. Fitzgerald also made his lone field goal attempt.
Keon Coleman didn’t have a big night as a receiver, but made his presence felt at punt returner. His 34-yard punt return set up an FSU offensive score.
FSU struggled with poor field position in the first half, and that punt return was huge to give them a spark.