Time to award Tomahawks and Smelly Socks from the Wake game, our first Best & Worst of the season
The Defense. Still #4 in FBS Total Defense and #2 in Scoring Defense.
The Toe of Gano. Still not 100%, he scored the only Nole points of the night.
The TE. They actually threw to him (Josh Dobbie), and he caught it for 14 yards.
The Punter. Shawn Powell boomed 'em for a 47.5 avg. Beats the 40.5 combined average of last season when Gano and Brent Moody shared punt duty.
You. For not panicking, realizing this is a work in progress. And especially for not whining on message boards about how much your team stinks, or even babbling about switching loyalties. Pathetic.
Jimbo. Failed his first big test as CIW (Coach in Waiting). Offense not prepared mentally and tactically. Average and occasionally puzzling play selection. Inability to adjust in-game (Wake found things that worked, while FSU never did).
More? Lots, yet it's time to move on. This was a jarring speed bump. But there's tons more time on the '08 game clock for the offense to grow up and turn the corner.