The defense was why the Noles were not getting ran out of the Swamp in the first half Saturday night. They held Florida to field goals(aside from the erraneous unnecessary roughness call). Florida missed two long field goals and only had 232 total yards.
The FSU defense held Florida to 34 total yards in the second half. They had six sacks and 11 tackles for a loss. Florida only had 86 yards passing, and Florida’s best receiver, Rickey Pearsall, only had one reception for 17 yards. Florida’s freshman standout, Eugene Wilson, had three receptions for 36 yards.
I know some folks will point to the quarterbacks FSU faced this season, but this is the type of perforance you give when facing guys like this. I pointed out how well the FSU defensive line played, and their performance helped the FSU secondary lock up the Florida wide reciever corps.
It’s all about playing complementary football. Adam Fuller called some well-timed blitzes when they needed it most. It’s great to see the defense rise to the ocassion since I’ve been vocal about how they’d be fie all season.