A week after giving #1 Florida State all they could handle, there was no bright side at all for State today at Clemson.
A week after putting up 520 total yards (359 pass, 161 rush) on the nation’s top-ranked Seminoles, State managed only 156 total yards (121 yards rushing and only 35 yards passing on 4-of-18 by Brissett). Meanwhile, State’s defense was again torched for 493 yards (267 pass, 226 rush). And it could’ve been far worse if Clemson hadn’t backed off.
Box Score (ESPN)
Quite simply, State still has some serious problems on both sides of the ball.
Since leading Florida State 24-7 with 2:07 left in the first quarter last week, State has been outscored by a combined 90-17 over the next seven quarters. Since leading Florida State 38-28 with 6:37 left in the third quarter last week, State has been outscored by a combined 69-3 over the next five-and-half quarters of football.
The concern against Boston College next week is their 7th-ranked nationally 316 rushing yards per game, highlighted by 452 rushing yards against Southern Cal.