October 13, 2007

Answers for offensive meltdown?

Florida State entered halftime against Wake Forest with a 14-7 lead thanks to a productive second quarter. During that 15 minute span, the Seminole offense racked up 152 yards and two touchdowns. In fact, FSU's 225 total yards before halftime represented the best output in the first half all season.

The momentum gained in the second quarter though did not carry through in the second half.

As an offense, the 'Noles ran only 31 plays in the final two quarters barely mustering over a 100 total yards of offense - 105 to be exact. Of those 105 yards, 74 of them came on an 11-play touchdown drive in the final seconds of the game while Wake Forest was in a prevent defense.

Following the game head coach Bobby Bowden said the offense did the opposite of what it did in the first half, but that's hardly an explanation.

Florida State had issues offensively from first whistle. The ground attack consisted of Antone Smith, who rushed for only 32 yards on 14 carries, and Xavier Lee, who had negative rushing yards until his 17-yard scramble on FSU's final offensive play.

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