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Francois Film Review: USF

I’ve decided to dive deeper into Florida State QB Deondre Francois as a passer due to some of the questions surrounding his accuracy. This is the second of many Francois Film Reviews; they will be posted to nolegameday.com and Twitter every Tuesday morning. Each will include a video of every one of Francois’s passes from that specific game.

This film review will be of the USF game.

Game Summary:

  • 18 passes: 11 accurate, 7 inaccurate

Under pressure:

  • In stark contrast to last week´s film review (where Francois was pressured a whopping 19 times, on 37% of his pass attempts against Ole Miss), Francois was only pressured on only twice, on 11% of his pass attempts.

Ultimately, Francois threw 61% of his passes accurately, slightly down from last week´s film review, where he completed 64% against Ole Miss.  In this game, Francois had the luxury to lean on a dominant running game and only throw the ball 18 times. He still managed to be effective in his limited attempts and his only shortcomings came on very short passing attempts. Francois must become more consistent on the supposed ¨high percentage¨ passes if FSU´s offense is going to be elite in 2017. They will no longer have the explosive Dalvin Cook touchdowns to end drives multiple times a game. They will have to be able to sustain long drives in order to score. The key to that lies in Francois´s ability to make all the easy throws, well, easily.

Next week: UNC.

Ryan Stalder

Football Writer and Baseball Writer; Student at Wake Forest University; Twitter: @RyanStalder12



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