2. Homecoming games are supposed to be against teams you can pummel into the dirt (or Astroturf in this case). So who at Syracuse took a look at the schedule and said hey, let’s designate this game against the reigning National Champions and ranked pre-season #1? It should be a walk in the park.
3. Just a thought, but with Florida State scoring five touchdowns on drives of 65, 70, 75, 79, and 92 yards perhaps the problem with Syracuse wasn’t its offensive coordinator. Just a thought.
4. But assuming it was the OC, the solution for the offensive woes of the Orange is simple. Make the field just 60 yards long and eliminate those problematic red zones.
5. Unfortunately Mrs. BFT had to miss Saturday’s game due to prior commitments. Upon returning home and not hearing the outcome of the game she asked yours truly what was the score. Of course the reply was 38-20. “Who won?” she inquired. “Why, the team with 38 points. Did you not hear me say the score?” For the life of me I cannot figure out why I got that “I am not amused” look.
6. If you listened to our main man Gene Deckerhoff commenting on the weather in Syracuse, NY, you would have thought the area was enveloped in a sudden Ice Age where the temperature was frigid, face-numbing, pipe-bursting ……62 degrees, according to Gene. Geno better hope we never play in someplace like Antarctica.
7. FSU has had its own struggles on offense, in particular starting slowly at the beginning of games. With the ‘Noles scoring on their first three possessions of the game the answer is clear. Win the coin toss, where the Seminoles won the flip for the first time this season.
8. The Stating the Obvious Award goes to Jimbo Fisher for his post game comment about the fumble on special teams saying, “We don’t need those.” Come on, you don’t mean coaches don’t tell their team, “Now men, we want to give away the ball at least twice in this game on punt returns.”
9. When ESPN’s Gameday returns to Tallahassee next week for the clash between FSU and Notre Dame, see if you can guess which topic the panel will talk about first, the 1993 Game of the Century or that OTHER topic.
10. In perusing Saturday’s college football scoreboard, I see where Georgia REALLY missed Todd Gurley.
Bonus Voluminously Random and Vociferously Meaningless Thoughts
11. In looking ahead to next week’s practice schedule for Clemson and Louisville, I am guessing that converting third downs will be a focus where the Tigers were a stellar 2 of 16. And not to be outdone, the Cardinals a paltrier 1 of 17.
12. And speaking of practice, there is apparently no amount of practice that can fix North Carolina’s defense which has given up 50 points to each team in three of the last four games (and if VT had anything resembling an offense it probably would have been four straight).
13. Who was the player who had probably the easiest game of the weekend? That would be Plant High School’s punter as the Panthers scored a TD on each of its eight possessions en route to a 54-6 win over Sickles. Why did he even bother to warm up?
14. Who knew Mississippi State fans like to ring cowbells? Mrs. BFT thinks it is annoying. Me …. I’m thinking that’s the point.
15. First it was fake injuries slowing down his hurry up offense. Then it was those darn schedule makers putting FSU and Clemson back to back. After losing to Boston College 30-14, NC State Dave Doeren’s newest complaint to account for his team’s three game losing streak will be that blasted weather that forced a delay in play of Saturday’s game.