Extremely Balanced Offense
I thought Mike Norvell might lean more towards the pass before the season began, with so many playmakers at receiver and tight end.
However, FSU had a stable of proven running backs, and Mike Norvell has traditionally set up his offense through the running game. However, what we found out is Mike Norvell will take what the defense gives him, although it seemed like they were forcing the pass to some one-on-one matchups earlier in the season.
What if I told you the FSU offense was nearly perfectly balanced this season? They ran 393 rushing plays (50.5 percent)compared to 385 passing attempts (49.5 percent). What’s even crazier?
That didn’t change once Tate Rodemaker replaced Jordan Travis. FSU ran 26 passing plays and 29 running plays against the Florida Gators Saturday night.
FSU never trailed by more than 14 points at any point this season, and never had to truly air the ball out when trailing.
It’s a testament to how they gameplan and exploiting the weaknesses of opposing teams.