Greg McElroy calls FSU's offensive game plan a 'thing of beauty'
ESPN’s Greg McElroy was quick to praise Florida State’s offensive approach following its 24-23 win over LSU.
McElroy, who was on the call at the Superdome on Sunday night, acknowledged FSU’s game plan as well as the play of quarterback Jordan Travis.
“The way that they put their offensive plan together, I thought it was a thing of beauty,” McElroy said. “They mixed formations. I thought they did a really good job of balancing run-pass. They made it really tough on LSU. It was as LSU never really had a good feel for what they were trying to bring at them.
“If you look at how Jordan Travis has progressed, he is a different guy, man. So much better this year than he was last year really at any point … Really, really impressive performance.”
Travis was in control of the game from start to finish. He 20-of-32 passes for 260 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also showed off his mobility both in the pocket and in the run game.
Travis’ two touchdown throws were both highlight-worthy. First, he hit Ontaria Wilson on a reverse flea flicker to give FSU its first lead of the game. Then, in the second half, he found Wilson again in the corner of the end zone for another score.
Florida State’s offense is led by coordinator Alex Atkins, who was promoted into that role earlier this offseason after Kenny Dillingham left for Oregon. Atkins is still FSU’s offensive line coach as well.
Florida State is now 2-0 for the first time since 2016.
Here’s McElroy’s full thoughts on the game: