Friday, October 20, 2017

Florida State at Oklahoma

Florida State brings a revamped defense and standout quarterback into its Week 2 showdown with Oklahoma.

Florida State offense vs. Oklahoma defense
• DT Adrian Taylor is the Sooners' top run stuffer but hasn't fully recovered from an ankle injury suffered in last year's Sun Bowl, and no other defensive tackle on the roster had started a game before this past week. A healthy Taylor in the lineup would substantially strengthen the Sooners' interior run defense, but it's unlikely he will play. The Seminoles would have the edge along the interior even if Taylor could play, and the advantage becomes significant without Taylor in the lineup. Florida State LG Rodney Hudson is one of the best interior offensive linemen in the country, and C Ryan McMahon is a fourth-year starter who consistently executes his assignments. The Seminoles will line up in I-formation sets, and though 213-pound FB Lonnie Pryor isn't a traditional mauler, he is explosive enough to jar 225-pound redshirt freshman MLB Tom Wort and create seams for RBs Jermaine Thomas and Ty Jones.