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The Arms Race Film Series: D’Eriq King vs. James Blackman

It is FSU week and we go under center to find out who is the better quarterback. D’Eriq King vs. James Blackman.

Florida State v Boston College Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images

James Blackman is a 6’5” 190 pound junior who is a native Floridian out of South Bay. He is a live armed quarterback for the garnet and gold who has certainly faced his fare share of criticism from within his own fanbase.

Blackman and the Seminoles lost their home opener as favorites 16-13 to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Blackman netted 198 passing yards and one touchdown however he accounted for three FSU turnovers to include two fumbles and one interception.

This career 60% passer has amassed 37 touchdowns vs. 20 interceptions while sitting at a cool 4800 passing yards for the Seminoles. In his defense, changing systems is never easy and Blackman has endured multiple coaching changes.

D’Eriq King has not disappointed. King resoundingly led his team to a 47 point offensive explosion vs. a favored Louisville squad. His 325 passing yards to go along with three touchdowns, King was definitely in a pass first mode and no one could blame him. Louisville dared him to do so.

Some Miami fans still had questions about King’s passing ability after a run dominant performance week 1 vs. UAB. But after the aerial sparks flew and Louisville’s defense was left in ash, how much of King’s performance can be attributed to refined quarterback play?

In full disclosure the arms race was a bit of a lop sided affair this week. The back to back clips of two opposing rival quarterbacks in similar situations is very telling. Enjoy the new “Arms Race” series, where popcorn and pencils are a part of the curriculum. #bang #armsrace #beatfsu #4inarow #with4differentQB’s