3. James Blackman’s no good very bad day
The Florida State quarterback came up large at times over the season – throwing for 240 yards or more five times with 16 touchdowns and seven picks – with just two interceptions thrown over the final five games.
But he seemed to like the Arizona State secondary just fine.
He threw for 244 yards and a touchdown, and he kept on pushing the ball down the field, but he also gave away four interceptions with a 25-yard pick six from Willie Harts.
He’s not a runner, but that’s not going to be the end of the world for new head coach Mike Norvell. However, he’s going to have to bomb away and be ready to crank up the tempo.
Call this a step in the process.
It didn’t really matter that Florida State didn’t pull this off, but if this game serves as a motivating factor of some sort, and if this is the marking point that creates a monster, the loss and performance in the friendly could be a positive.