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Three Florida State football players that need to step up against Boston College. FSU

Who are the three players that need to step up the most against Boston College?

There are a few Florida State players that need to step up for Florida State this season, but three stand out above the rest. All three are on the offensive side of the football.

Quarterback Everett Golson

Golson has been extremely efficient in the second halves so far this season, but his first half performance against USF was something that he would like to forget. Golson doesn't need to win the game for Florida State, but he needs to be able to put them in a position to win games. His performance in the first half of the USF game didn't do that. Golson went just 1-9 for 6 yards during that span, and he continually put the Florida State offensive line in a tough positions. Golson needs to learn to stay in the pocket if he doesn't have to run. His tendency to do the opposite of that has caused multiple sacks and gotten him hit quite a bit. The Seminoles will need him to correct those issues and get off to a much quicker start against Boston College. If he can play in the first half like he has in the second (25-34 for 395 yards and 5 touchdowns) the Florida State offense will be just fine going forward.

Wide Receiver Bobo Wilson

Golson's numbers in the first half might not have been as bad as they were if Bob Wilson had caught two easy passes in the first half. Wilson has had a problem with drops so far in his career, but he had shown signs of taking that next step in practice. The receivers as a whole have dropped a number of catchable balls, and will need to step up. Golson obviously believes in Wilson and has continued to target him despite the drops, but if he doesn't fix the problem he could be passed up on the depth chart by the younger receivers.

Center Corey Martinez

The entire right side of the offensive line struggled against USF, but Martinez struggled the most. He was constantly being pushed back by the South Florida defensive tackles, and he had a couple of poor snaps. Martinez needs to start taking on defenders rather than letting them come to him. Martinez is just a redshirt freshman and has only started two games in his career, so he has plenty of time to get better. He does need to take the next step and show that he is improving or he could be in danger of handing the job over to Alec Eberle, who took a lot of the first team reps in camp. 


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