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Florida State-Georgia Tech: Answering The Five Questions

Looking at the five questions we had for Florida State before the Georgia Tech game and answering them.

1. How Many Yards Will Dalvin Cook Run For?

Cook ran for 82 yards with only 19 coming in the second half. Cook didn't get enough touches, and the Georgia Tech defense prevented him from breaking a big play when he did carry the ball.

2. How Will The FSU Defense Do Against The Option?

The Florida State defense played the option well. Outside of one Justin Thomas run the Georgia Tech offense was forced to drive the field. Florida State allowed just 16 points for the game, and forced the Yellow Jackets into field goals instead of touchdowns. It wasn't an outstanding performance, but they definitely played well enough to win.

3. Will The FSU Offense Stay Turnover Free?

No, and the lone offensive turnover came at a critical moment. Wide Receiver Travis Rudolph bobbled a ball in the endzone, and it landed right in the hands of a waiting Georgia Tech defender. Florida State would have iced the game by getting a touchdown there.

4. If FSU Gets A Lead Can They Put GT Away?

Florida State held a 10-point lead at one point and a 6-point lead at the half. The Florida State offense didn't do anything to help the defense, and the Yellow Jackets clawed their way back into the game. Credit Georgia Tech for not going away, but the Seminoles had their chances to put the game away.

5. How Will The Freshmen CBs Play?

They didn't play at all. Former walk-on Javien Elliot played the star role, and played pretty well. He made a few big time plays and validated the coaches decision to start him. Florida State will need the freshmen before long, though.


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