Fourth Quarter: Georgia Tech 16, Florida State 13
FSU had one final chance, but couldn’t move the ball down the field and failed to convert on fourth down.
FSU’s offense moves the ball into GT territory, but FSU fails to convert the fourth down. GT leads with 3:50 left. FSU has two timeouts.
FSU defense holds, but GT takes a 16-13 lead after the field goal.
James Blackman gets hit from behind and fumbles. GT recovers inside the 15 yard line.
GT put the ball in the endzone for the second straight drive capped off with a touchdown pass from Jeff Sims to wide receiver Malachi Carter. FSU defensive end Janarius Robinson blocked the extra point to keep the game tied.
Third quarter: Florida State 13, Georgia Tech 13
FSU drives the field, but the drive stalls once again. Grothaus nails a 53-yard field goal to put the Seminoles up 13-7 with 1:04 remaining in the third quarter.
Jordan Travis enters the game at quarterback.
GT drives 80-yards capped off by a 19-yard touchdown run by Jordan Mason. The Yellow Jackets converted three third downs on the drive. FSU still leads 10-7 with 6:13 remaining in the third quarter.
FSU’s first drive of the half stalls out. GT takes over at the 20.
FSU gets the ball to start the second half.
Halftime:Florida State 10, Georgia Tech 0
GT outgained FSU 269-176 in the first half. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 6.1 yards per play. FSU is averaging five yards per play.
Quarterback James Blackman leads FSU with 33 yards rushing.
FSU has two interceptions in the red zone (both by Asante Samuel Jr.) and two blocked field goals (both by Marvin Wilson).
Second Quarter: Florida State 10, Georgia Tech 0
FSU kicker Parker Grothaus misses a 46-yard FG to end the first half.
FSU stops GT and ends the drive with Emmett Rice dropping what would have been a pick-six if he had held on. FSU gets the ball back at the 24 instead with 1:48 left in the half.
FSU goes 3-and-out again.
GT isn’t able to take advantage of the interception and has its second field goal of the game blocked. Marvin Wilson credited with the block once again.
FSU’s drive ends in an interception after a horrendous decision. Blackman had time to throw and threw it right to the defender. FSU had two pre-snap penalties on the offensive line putting the offense into 3rd-and-16 before the interception.
GT drove down the field once again, but Asante Samuel Jr.’s second interception of the game ends the drive and gives FSU great field position after his big return.
FSU goes 3-and-out on the following possession. Offense looked disjointed on that drive with some miscommunications.
Defensive tackle Marvin Wilson blocks the GT field goal attempt after the Yellow Jacket’s drive stalls at the five yard line. That’s the fourth big special teams play by FSU through the first 20 minutes of the game. 11:48 left in the half.
FSU defensive end Josh Kaindoh was hurt after being hit in the left leg by a pulling tight end. He left the field with help.
First Quarter: Florida State 10, Georgia Tech 0
FSU drives the length of the field, but is stopped in the red zone. Parker Grothaus makes the 37-yard field goal to put FSU up 10-0 with 1:36 left in the first quarter.
GT gains a first down, but nothing else. Travis Jay returns the punt to the 20.
FSU-GT will resume at 5:35 p.m.
Both teams have left the field following another lightning delay. The delay started immediately after FSU’s first touchdown of the season.
Florida State takes a 7-0 lead on GT with a 3-yard touchdown pass from James Blackman to Keyshawn Helton. Tight end Camm McDonald had the big play of the drive with a 27-yard reception. FSU leads 7-0. 8:05 remaining in the first quarter.
Georgia Tech moves down the field on the first drive of the game, but an Asante Samuel Jr. interception ends the drive. He returned the interception for 38 yards to around midfield.
FSU won the toss and deferred to the second half. Georgia Tech will get the ball first.
The game is currently in a weather delay due to lightning. Kickoff has moved back to 4 p.m. Players to retake field for warmups at 3:15 p.m.
Redshirt freshman cornerback Jarvis Brownlee posted to Twitter that he will not be available for the game. Brownlee is the primary backup for Asante Samuel Jr. at the field cornerback position on the depth chart.
The 2020 football season is finally here.
Florida State takes on Georgia Tech at 3:30 p.m. at Doak Campbell Stadium to open the Mike Norvell era.
FSU is favored by 13.5 points over the Yellow Jackets.
The Seminoles have not won a season opener since beating Ole Miss in Orlando to open the 2016 season. The Seminoles lost to Alabama in 2017, Virginia Tech in 2018, and Boise State in 2019.
Norvell won all four season-opening games during his tenure at Memphis.
Redshirt junior James Blackman will start at quarterback for the Seminoles, while former FSU commitment and true freshman Jeff Sims will start for GT.
The Seminoles hold a 14-10-1 all-time advantage over the Yellow Jackets. GT won the last meeting with a blocked field goal that was returned for a touchdown as time expired during the 2015 season.
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