Florida State: 2013 Early Bird ACC Prediction

By Seth Carson
March 29, 2013 8:36 am
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Key Players Returning

RB Devonta Freeman, RB James Wilder Jr., WR/PR Rashad Green, WR Kenny Shaw, WR Rodney Smith, TE Nick O'Leary, OC Bryan Stork, OG Garrett Faircloth, OT Bobby Hart, DE Demonte McAllister, DT Timmy Jernigan, DT Anthony McCloud, LB Christian Jones, LB Telvin Smith, CB Tyler Hunter, FS Terrence Brooks, SS/KR Lamarcus Joyner, P Cason Beatty

Key Players Departing

QB EJ Emanuel, RB Chris Thompson, OG Jacob Fahrenkrug, OT Daniel Glauser, DE Tank Carradine, DE Bjoern Werner, DE Brandon Jenkins, DT Everett Dawkins, LB Vince Williams, CB Greg Reid, CB Xavier Rhodes, K Dustin Hopkins.

2013 Top 10 Recruits

***** LB Matthew Thomas (Miami, Florida), ***** DB Jalen Ramsey (Nashville, Tennessee), **** RB Ryan Green (St. Petersburg, Florida), **** WR Isaiah Jones (Milton, Florida), **** WR Levonte Williams (Orlando, Florida), **** OL Ira Denson (Madison, Florida), **** DE DeMarcus Walker (Jacksonville, Florida), **** DT Keith Bryant (Delray Beach, Florida), **** LB EJ Levenberry (Woodbridge, Virginia), **** LB Freddie Stevenson (Bartow, Florida).

2012 Results

G1: 
MURRAY STATE  W  69-3
G2:  SAVANNAH STATE  W  55-0
G3: 
WAKE FOREST  W  52-0
G4: 
CLEMSON  W   49-37
G5:  @ South Florida  W  30-17
G6: 
@ NC State  L  16-17
G7: 
BOSTON COLLEGE  W  51-7
G8: 
@ Miami (FL)  W  33-20
G9: 
DUKE  W  48-7
G10: 
@ Virginia Tech  W  28-22
G11: 
@ Maryland  W  41-14
G12: 
FLORIDA  L  26-27
ACC: 
vs. Georgia Tech  W  21-15
BOWL: 
vs. Northern Illinois  W  31-10

Team 411

Location:  Tallahassee, Florida.
2012 Record:  12-2 (ACC Champions)

Home:  6-1
Away:  4-1
Neutral:  2-0
ACC:  8-1* (Won ACC Title Game)
Non ACC:  4-1
Head Coach:  Jimbo Fisher
@ Florida State:  31-10
Career:  31-10
Bowls:  3-0
2013 Projected Offensive MVP:  Cliint Trickett
2013 Projected Defensive MVP:  Christian Jones
2013 Projected Special Teams MVP:  Lamarcus Joyner

2013 Returning Statistical Leaders

Passing:  Clint Trickett (22-34, 272 yards, 64.7%, 8.0 avg., 0 TDs, 0 INTs), Rushing:  Devonta Freeman (111 car., 695 yards, 5,9 avg., 8 TDs), Receiving:  Rashad Greene (57 rec., 741 yards, 13.0 avg., 6 TDs), TDs Scored:  James Wilder (13), Sacks:  Demonte McAllister (3.5), Tackles:  Christian Jones (95), Deflected Passess:  Ronald Darby & Nick Waisome (8), Tackles For Loss:  Telvin Smith (9.5), Forced Fumbles:  Brooks/Darby/McAllister/Newberry (1), Kick Returns:  Lamarcus Joyner (18 ret., 424 yards, 23.6 avg., 0 TDs), Punt Returns:  Rashad Greene (20 ret., 307 yards, 15.4 avg., 2 TDs), Kicking:  None, Punting:  Cason Beatty (47 punts, 1798 yards, 38.3 avg., 23 in20)

Projected Offensive Starters:

QB: 
9  Clint Trickett
RB: 
8  Devonte Freeman
WR1: 
80  Rashad Greene
WR2:  84  Rodney Smith
WR3: 
81  Kenny Shaw
TE: 
35  Nick O'Leary
OC: 
52  Bryan Stork
LG: 
70  Josue Matias
RG: 
76  Garrett Fairchild
LT: 
75  Cameron Ewing
RT: 
51  Bobby Hart
KR: 
20  Lamarcus Joyner
K: 
48  Maxx Moore

Projected Defensive Starters

DE: 
1  Mario Edwards
DE:  92  Anthony McCloud
DT: 
8  Timmy Jernigan
DT: 
97  Demonte McAlister
SLB: 
9  Karlos Williams
MLB: 
7  Christian Jones
WLB: 
22  Telvin Smith
CB:  1  Tyler Hunter
CB: 
6  Nick Waisome
FS: 
31  Terrence Brooks
SS: 
20  Lamarcus Joyner
PR: 
80  Rashad Greene
P: 
38  Cason Beatty

Team Grades:

Quarterbacks: 
C
Running Backs:  B
Wide Receivers:  B
Offensive Line:  B

Defensive Line:  C
Linebackers:  C
Secondary:  C
Kick Returners:  B
Punt Returners:  A
Kicker:  C
Punter:  C
Offensive Overall:  B
Defensive Overall:  C
Special Teams:  B
Depth Grade:  B

2013 Strength Of Schedule:  52%

2013 Schedule

09/02:  at Pittsburgh Panthers  (Seminoles trail the series 3-5 and the last meeting was in 1983)
09/14:  NEVADA WOLF PACK  (First meeting between schools)
09/21:  BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS  (First meeting between schools)
09/28:  at Boston College Eagles  (Seminoles lead the series 7-4 and are 5-3 since 2005)
10/05:  MARYLAND TERRAPINS  (Seminoles lead the series 21-2 and are 11-2 since 2000)
10/19:  at Clemson Tigers  (Seminoles lead the series 18-8 and are 7-6 since 2000)
10/26:  NC STATE WOLFPACK  (Seminoles lead the series 22-11 and are 7-6 since 2000)
11/02:  MIAMI HURRICANES  (Seminoles trail the series 26-31 and are 12-12 since 1990)
11/09:  at Wake Forest Demon Deacons  (Seminoles lead the series 24-6-1 and are 9-4 since 2000)
11/16:  SYRACUSE ORANGE  (Seminoles lead the series 5-1 and the last meeting was in 2005)
11/23:  IDAHO VANDELS  (First meeting between schools)
11/30:  at Florida Gators  (Seminoles trail the series 21-34-2 and are 21-11-1 since 1990)

ACC Prediction:  2-6  (3rd in Atlantic)

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