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StoryBox: Florida State-Pittsburgh

CFN Contributing Writer
Posted Sep 3, 2013


The average amount of yards to go on third down played a big role in separating Florida State from Pittsburgh, as did plus-territory drive starts. Read more in StoryBox, the box score that tells the story of a game.


STORYBOX: FLORIDA STATE - PITTSBURGH

First down play selection

14 rushing plays / 17 passing plays for FLORIDA STATE; 13 rush/13 pass for PITTSBURGH

Average yards to go on second down

8 yards for FSU; 11 yards for PITT

Second down play selection

13 rush/6 pass for FSU; 9 rush/10 pass for PITT

Average yards to go on third down

4 yards for FSU; 16 yards for PITT

Third down play selection

2 rush/9 pass for FSU; 0 rush/8 pass for PITT

Third down conversion rate by play selection

1-2 rushing, 6-9 passing for FSU; 2-8 passing for PITT

FOURTH DOWN BREAKDOWN

Punts

2 for FSU; 3 for PITT

Field Goal Attempts

2 for FSU; 1 for PITT

First down/touchdown attempts

1 for PITT

Fourth down conversion rate

0-1 for PITT

BREAKDOWN OF FIRST DOWN/TD ATTEMPTS ON FOURTH DOWN

PITT


Fourth and goal, 3:35 left in fourth quarter, trailing 41-13, ball at FSU 8 (passing play - unsuccessful)
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Punts in short-yardage situations: 2 for FSU

FSU punted on fourth and two at the PITT 45 (first quarter); the punt pinned PITT inside its own 10 and led to a touchdown. FSU also punted on fourth and one at its own 22 (late in the fourth quarter).

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PART TWO: FIELD POSITION

Average starting field position: 26-yard line for FSU, 25-yard line for PITT

Drives beginning inside own 10: 1 for PITT

Did the defense leverage these drives into scores?

FLORIDA STATE: YES, it punted to the PITT 9 and intercepted the Panthers. FSU scored a touchdown on its subsequent possession.

Drives beginning in plus territory: 3 for FSU, 1 located at the PITT 24 (the 35 to 21 section of the field), 1 located at the PITT 41 (the 50 to 36 section of the field), and 1 located at the PITT 49 (50 to 36). Results: 3 touchdowns

Red zone scores and possessions: 6-6 for FSU with 4 touchdowns and 2 field goals; 3-4 for PITT with 1 touchdown and 2 field goals plus 1 turnover on downs

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PART THREE: YARDS

Yards gained when leading: 298 for FSU, 29 for PITT

Yards gained when trailing: 56 for FSU, 199 for PITT

Yards gained when tied: 81 for FSU, 83 for PITT

Yards gained when leading by one score: 78 for FSU, 29 for PITT

Yards gained when trailing by one score: 56 for FSU, 69 for PITT

Yards gained when leading by two or more scores: 261 for FSU

Yards gained when trailing by two or more scores: 130 for PITT

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PART FOUR: TURNOVER DETAILS

FUMBLES

Offensive fumbles easily recovered:
1 for FSU

Recovered offensive fumbles that were 50-50 balls: 1 for FSU

INTERCEPTIONS

Easy interceptions made by defenders (ordinary effort):
1 for FSU

Difficult interceptions made by defenders: 1 for FSU

Easy interceptions dropped by defenders: 2 for FSU

Difficult interceptions dropped by defenders: 1 for FSU

Interceptions thrown on first down: 1 for PITT

Interceptions thrown in one-score games: 1 for PITT

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PART FIVE: OFFICIATING AND MISCELLANY

-- Florida State had a first down nullified by penalty on two drives; it ended up scoring touchdowns on both drives, anyway.

-- Not one pass thrown by a Florida State quarterback hit the ground; Jameis Winston’s two incompletions were caught out of bounds.