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It's really, really hard to end up with a leverage rate under 50%. Hard, but not impossible.
In their first ACC title game, the Blue Devils came prepared on defense, allowing just seven points and forcing three punts and a turnover on Florida State's first five possessions. But the Duke offense traveled more than 11 yards just once in its first 10 drives and missed a field goal in its only scoring opportunity. When FSU's Karlos Williams scored on a mean, contact-heavy 12-yard run to make the score 14-0 late in the first half, it felt like the game was over. It would only get worse from there, of course; the Seminoles cruised, 45-7.
Florida State 45, Duke 7
|Close %||60.8%||STANDARD DOWNS|
|Field Position %||27.4%||44.0%||Success Rate||26.3%||51.6%|
|Close Success Rate||22.5%||50.0%||Success Rate||19.1%||47.4%|
|Close Success Rate||21.4%||50.0%||Turnover Pts||12.2||11.0|
|Close PPP||0.18||0.56||Turnover Pts Margin||-1.2||+1.2|
|Line Yards/carry||2.20||3.96||Q1 S&P||0.599||0.931|
|Close Success Rate||23.1%||50.0%|
|Close PPP||0.21||0.71||1st Down S&P||0.592||1.220|
|Close S&P||0.440||1.211||2nd Down S&P||0.611||1.478|
|SD/PD Sack Rate||0.0% / 5.9%||8.3% / 0.0%||3rd Down S&P||0.600||0.997|
|Projected Pt. Margin: Florida State +35.9 | Actual Pt. Margin: Florida State +38|