Here are more observations from Maryland’s 63-0 loss to Florida State:
** Have you noticed that Stefon Diggs has not quite been Diggs-like of late? After two catches for 13 yards against West Virginia, Diggs had two for 24 yards against the Seminoles.
Teams seem to focusing on Diggs increasingly this season (no surprise), which is why Deon Long has more receptions than Diggs. I’ve also speculated that Diggs may have some nagging injuries. I know that he did before the bye week.
By the way, Seminoles star cornerback Lamarcus Joyner started out covering Diggs on Saturday and seemed to be jawing with him right away. Florida State focused heavily on trying to contain Diggs.
** Long made a terrific catch in the first quarter for 39 yards, his longest play of the day. He was well-covered on the play by cornerback Ronald Darby but made the reception near the sideline.
** Maryland cornerback Will Likely often lined up against Kelvin Benjamin, both of whom attended Glades Central High School in Florida. Benjamin is about 9 or 10 inches taller than Likely.
** As good as he is, Jameis Winston is not perfect. The Florida State quarterback missed an open Rashad Greene on the sideline with the Seminoles up 7-0 in first quarter.
** We saw a gadget play Saturday. A rare double-reverse ended with a pass by Diggs that fell incomplete in the end zone. It was that kind of day for the Terps.