Florida State Football - 1966 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1966 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bill Peterson, Head Coach
Don Breaux, Wide Receivers
Bill Crutchfield, First Assistant, Offensive Chief
Bob Harbison, Defensive Chief
Bobby Jackson, Defensive Ends
Ken MacLean, Head Recruiter
Gene McDowell, Freshman
Don Powell, Offensive Line
Neil Schmidt, Defensive Backs
Gary Wyant, Linebackers

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1966 FSU Football Handbook

Bill Moremen

1966 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 1966 FSU Football Handbook, page 24.

Keith Albritton, 6-3, 210, C, Avon Park

Ted Archer, 6-6, 200, E, Pensacola

Dave Barton, 6-2, 221, OT, Winter Haven

Jim Brown, 6-1, 220, E, Jacksonville - Converted from fullback, a position where he was an All-Southern performer at Jacksonville's Ribault High...Brown made the shift to defensive end with ease...his backfield quickness coupled with his size and strength make him a natural for this position...another outstanding prospect up from last year's freshmen squad.

Clint Burton, 6-2, 182, DB, Atlanta, GA

Chuck Calhoun, 6-4, 237, OT, Jacksonville Beach

Bill Cappleman, 6-3, 199, QB, Dunedin - Almost overlooked as a freshman...Cappleman became the big conversation piece of spring practice...has the best throwing arm on the team, and fits perfectly into Florida State's style of play.

Jim Carey, 6-3, 183, E, Sarasota

Jeff Chapman, 6-3, 217, OT, Sarasota - The biggest problem with Chapman is deciding where he'll play...a high school fullback and one of the nation's leading punters, Chapman was a tackle as a freshman last year, but has the agility of a linebacker...a good hard worker who could break in somewhere.

Ralph Coley, 5-10, 198, HB, Jacksonville

Pat Coughlin, 6-3, 255, OT, Pasadena, CA

John Crowe, 6-2, 165, FL, Saint Cloud

Jeff Curchin, 6-6, 235, OT, Ocala - Extremely quick for a big man...Curchin was a starter on Florida State's freshman football and basketball teams last year...an end at Ocala High, he was moved to tackle as a freshman to utilize his size...needs lots of experience, but could be a good one.

Scott Davis, 6-0, 200, E, Miami

Bill Dew, 6-1, 200, OT, Apopka

Dan Douglas, 6-0, 220, OG, Hialeah

John Douglass, 6-2, 210, OT, Panama City - A former All-State tackle at Panama City Bay High...Douglass is one of many promising sophomores who will play for the Seminoles this fall...he needs experience but could become a top performer in time...he also holds the Bay High, Big 5 Conference and District records in the shot put and discus.

Terry Eagerton, 5-10, 185, HB, Jacksonville

Chuck Eason, 5-10, 187, DB, Tallahassee

Mike Fields, 5-11, 190, OG, Orlando

Chip Glass, 6-4, 217, E, Tampa - One of several outstanding prospects from last year's freshman team...Glass almost won the starting role in the spring and may be there by the opening kickoff this fall...good size, good speed and good hands...he hits hard and only needs experience.

Doug Gurr, 6-4, 190, DE, Albany, GA - Proved his outstanding credentials were not in error before he injured a knee in spring practice...he should be ready this fall and will give someone a fight for a starting job...Gurr was the Lineman-of-the-Year in Georgia his senior year at Albany High, as well as All-Southern and All-Regional in the tough Georgia AAA league.

Roger Hanlon, 6-0, 187, E, Cincinnati, OH

Phil Hiatt, 6-4, 189, QB, Tipp City, OH

Roger Hiett, 6-3, 210, OT, Heflin, AL

Charlie Huggins, 6-1, 189, E, Titusville

John Hurst, 6-0, 195, HB, Live Oak - Comes to the varsity with exceptional credits as a freshman...during the latter stages of spring practice he was the best running back on the squad...a tremendous competitor with speed and power...a constant threat to move up into the starting job.

Billy Joe Janes, 6-1, 215, C, Pensacola - An outstanding lineman from Northwest Florida...Janes started for last year's freshmen, but missed spring practice because of injury...he has outstanding speed and quickness and should help out this fall.

Wayne Johnson, 6-2, 225, OT, Macon, GA

Joe Kinnan, 6-0, 206, OT, Bradenton

Jeff LaCour, 6-1, 195, LB, Daytona Beach - A promising athlete off last year's freshman team...LaCour needs only experience and could push for a starting berth this fall...as a back at Father Lopez High he set school records for yards gained, touchdowns scored, and passes caught...received an honorable mention on the high school All-American team his senior year...he was also an outstanding basketball player.

Henry Lohse, 6-3, 192, OT, Saint Petersburg

Dale McCullers, 6-2, 194, LB, Live Oak - A starter on last year's freshman team, McCullars has moved right into the top spot...a worthy succesor to great Seminole linebackers of the past...he's a hard-nosed type who gives 100 per cent on every play...has outstanding speed and agility...knows how to get to the football.

Hal Montgomery, 5-11, 178, DB, Blountstown - One of the most prolific athletes ever to come out of the Big Bend area...Montgomery earned 17 letters at Blountstown High...he comes from an athletic family...his older brother Earl played baseball at Florida and another brother was a Little All-American at Westminster College in Utah...a high school quarterback, Howell could be the most outstanding member of the Florida State secondary in his first year...he was the most consistant performer in spring practice, leading the secondary in tackles...good quickness and a love of contact.

Ted Mosley, 6-2, 202, C, Tampa

Gary Pajcic, 6-2, 192, QB, Jacksonville - An All-State performer in both football and basketball at Jacksonville's Paxon High...Pajcic threw eight touchdown passes in four games as a freshman last year and was chosen on the Atlanta Journal's All-Southeastern frosh team...perhaps one of the best athletes ever to enter Floria State...a fiery competitor, Pajcic has that intangible leadership quality which gets points on the scoreboard...if he doen't win the starting quarterback job, there's a good chance he'll play in the defensive secondary...a standout in the classroom, he graduated sixth in a class of 537 at Paxon.

Bill Rhodes, 6-2, 221, OT, Eustis

John Richardson, 6-0, 201, C, Jacksonville

Ron Sellers, 6-4, 184, FL, Jacksonville - Sellers and his former high school teammate Gary Pajcic make one of the most attractive packages ever to come to Florida State...an unlikely looking football player because of his slender build...Sellers caught ten touchdown passes for the freshmen last year and joined Pajcic on the Atlanta Journal's All-Southeastern frosh team...he combines good speed with a deceptive gait to get open deep...he lacks experience but is potentially a great one...he was an All-Gateway Conference selection in football, basketball and baseball at Paxon and scored the basket which won the Eagles the state basketball title his senior year.

Gale Sewell, 6-4, 210, C, Union Springs, AL

Ron Stout, 6-2, 230, OT, Las Vegas, NV

Walt Sumner, 6-1, 172, DB, Fitzgerald, GA

Frank Vohun, 6-3, 225, DT, Brooksville - Although hampered by an ankle injury most of the spring, he showed the necessary stuff to figure importantly in plans this fall...an All-Tampa Bay conference end under former Florida State halfback Buck Metts at Brooksville...he can play either middle guard or defensive tackle.

Ron Whitehead, 5-10, 168, HB, Marianna

Joe Williams, 6-0, 186, HB, Saint Petersburg

Bill Yeldell, 6-1, 179, E, Jacksonville

Harvey Zion, 5-11, 210, MG, Atlanta, GA


1966 Roster - By Name

From the 1966 FSU Football Handbook, page 22.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  71 Keith Albritton       C       6-3   210  So        Avon Park (Avon Park)
  82 Ted Archer            E       6-6   200  So        Pensacola (Escambia)
     Jim Bailey            HB      6-2   181  So-R      Wilmington, OH (Wilmington)
     Dave Barton           OT      6-2   221  So        Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
* 47 Joe Benson            LB      5-10  192  So-R      Birmingham, AL (Shades Valley)
* 40 Mike Blatt            FB      5-11  200  Jr   *    Key West (Key West)
* 64 Dave Braggins         DT      6-2   223  Sr-R *    Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
  87 Jim Brown             E       6-1   220  So        Jacksonville (Ribault)
  67 Mike Bugar            MG      6-1   208  Jr   *    Youngstown, OH (Austintown Fitch)
* 12 Bill Burkhardt        QB      6-1   191  So-R      Rocky River, OH (Saint Ignatius)
* 18 Clint Burton          DB      6-2   182  So        Atlanta, GA (Roosevelt)
     Chuck Calhoun         OT      6-4   237  So        Jacksonville Beach (Fletcher)
* 26 Bill Campbell         DB      5-9   180  Sr   *    Tampa (Chamberlain)
  14 Bill Cappleman        QB      6-3   199  So        Dunedin (Dunedin)
  82 Jim Carey             E       6-3   183  So        Sarasota (Sarasota)
  76 Jeff Chapman          OT      6-3   217  So        Sarasota (Sarasota)
     Ralph Coley           HB      5-10  198  So        Jacksonville (DuPont)
* 15 Pat Conway            DB      5-10  176  Sr   **   Miami (Jackson)
  66 Pat Coughlin          OT      6-3   255  Jr        Pasadena, CA (Pasadena CC)
* 27 Billy Cox             DE      6-1   182  So-R      Atlanta, GA (Grady)
* 41 John Crowe            FL      6-2   165  So        Saint Cloud (Saint Cloud)
  77 Jeff Curchin          OT      6-6   235  So        Ocala (Ocala)
     Scott Davis           E       6-0   200  Jr        Miami (Hialeah)
  75 Bill Dew              OT      6-1   200  So        Apopka (Apopka)
  62 Dan Douglas           OG      6-0   220  So        Hialeah (Hialeah)
  68 John Douglass         OT      6-2   210  So        Panama City (Bay)
  21 Terry Eagerton        HB      5-10  185  So        Jacksonville (Lee)
* 22 Chuck Eason           DB      5-10  187  So        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 61 Chuck Elliott         OG      6-0   194  So-R      Troy, OH (Tippecanoe)
* 82 Lane Fenner           E       6-5   202  Jr        Evansville, IN (North)
* 76 Jack Fenwick          OT      6-4   212  So-R      Cincinnati, OH (Norwood)
  54 Mike Fields           OG      5-11  190  So        Orlando (Boone)
* 23 Wayne Giardino        LB      5-10  198  Sr   **   West Palm Beach (Forest Hill)
* 84 Chip Glass            E       6-4   217  So        Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 20 Larry Green           HB      5-10  180  Jr-R *    Cairo, GA (Cairo)
  31 Bill Gunter           HB      6-0   174  So-R      Dothan, AL (Ashford)
* 80 Doug Gurr             DE      6-4   190  So        Albany, GA (Albany)
* 11 Kim Hammond           QB      6-1   189  Jr-R      Melbourne (Melbourne)
  56 Roger Hanlon          E       6-0   187  So        Cincinnati, OH (Moeller)
* 66 Ken Hart              OG      6-3   203  So-R      Groveland (Groveland)
  14 Phil Hiatt            QB      6-4   189  So        Tipp City, OH (Tippecanoe)
     Roger Hiett           OT      6-3   210  So        Heflin, AL (Cleburne County)
* 35 John Hosack           HB-P    5-10  198  Sr   *    Miami (Edison)
  15 Charlie Huggins       E       6-1   189  So        Titusville (Titusville)
* 29 John Hurst            HB      6-0   195  So        Live Oak (Suwannee)
  50 Billy Joe Janes       C       6-1   215  So        Pensacola (Pensacola)
  75 Wayne Johnson         OT      6-2   225  So        Macon, GA (Willingham)
  21 Donovan Jones         FL      6-1   196  Sr   *    Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 88 Jerry Jones           LB      6-1   181  Jr-R *    Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
* 56 Joe Kinnan            OT      6-0   206  Jr        Bradenton (Bradenton/Manatee CC)
* 73 Larry Kissam          OT      6-0   226  Sr   *    Inglewood, CA (Inglewood/Los Angeles JC)
* 17 Marty Kolbus          QB      6-2   185  So-R      East Chicago, IN (Roosevelt)
     Jeff LaCour           LB      6-1   195  So        Daytona Beach (Father Lopez)
     Mark Lenker           OG      6-0   185  So-R      Jacksonville (Ribault)
  29 Skip Lewis            E       6-1   190  So-R      Middletown, OH (Lemon-Monroe)
  87 Henry Lohse           OT      6-3   192  So-R      Saint Petersburg (Admiral Farragut)
* 59 Frank Loner           PK-MG   6-0   200  So-R      Atlanta, GA (Richmond Academy)
* 44 Jim Mankins           FB      6-2   226  Sr   *    King City, CA (King City/Hartnell JC)
* 74 Jay Mac Matthews      DT      6-1   225  Sr-R *    Chiefland (Chiefland)
* 65 Dale McCullers        LB      6-2   194  So        Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 87 Wayne McDuffie        DE      6-2   210  Jr-R *    Hawkinsville, GA (Hawkinsville)
  63 Richard McLean        OG      6-0   187  So-R      Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 89 Bob Menendez          DE      5-10  195  Jr-R      Key West (Key West)
     Ron Mercer            FB      5-11  190  So-R      Jacksonville (Paxon)
* 43 Hal Montgomery        DB      5-11  178  So        Blountstown (Blountstown)
* 30 Bill Moremen          HB      5-11  182  Jr-R *    Daytona Beach (Mainland)
  55 Ted Mosley            C       6-2   202  So        Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 16 Gary Pajcic           QB      6-2   192  So        Jacksonville (Paxon)
* 68 Larry Pendleton       MG      6-0   201  So-R      Winter Garden (Lakeview)
* 78 Charles Pennie        DT      6-4   240  Sr   *    Hollywood (South Broward)
* 69 Ed Pope               OG      6-1   206  Sr-R *    Waycross, GA (Ware County)
* 75 Bill Rhodes           OT      6-2   221  So        Eustis (Eustis)
  32 Billy Richardson      DB      6-0   189  Jr-R      Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
  51 John Richardson       C       6-0   201  So        Jacksonville (Lee)
* 33 Butch Riser           DB      6-0   185  Jr-R      Sanford (Seminole)
* 19 Pete Roberts          PK      5-11  202  Jr   *    Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 34 Ron Sellers           FL      6-4   184  So        Jacksonville (Paxon)
  53 Gale Sewell           C       6-4   210  So        Union Springs, AL (Bullock County)
* 54 John Stephens         C       6-1   195  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Leon)
     Ron Stout             OT      6-2   230  Jr        Las Vegas, NV (Choctawhatchee)
* 24 Walt Sumner           DB      6-1   172  So        Fitzgerald, GA (Irwin County)
* 83 Thurston Taylor       E       6-2   220  Jr   *    College Park, GA (North Clayton)
     Bob Urich             C       6-2   198  Jr   *    Toronto, OH (Toronto)
     Rommy Vistart         OT      6-3   270  Jr        Colquitt, GA (Miller County)
  79 Frank Vohun           DT      6-3   225  So        Brooksville (Hernando)
* 81 H.T. Waller           DE      6-1   190  Jr-R      Vernon (Vernon)
     Wayne Walther         OG      6-0   210  So-R      Cantonment (Tate)
* 28 T.K. Wetherell        DE      5-10  185  Jr-R *    Daytona Beach (Mainland)
     Ron Whitehead         HB      5-10  168  So        Marianna (Marianna)
* 70 Del Williams          OG      6-2   237  Sr   **   Live Oak (Suwannee)
     Joe Williams          HB      6-0   186  So        Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 60 Larry Williamson      OG      5-11  208  Sr   *    Macon, GA (Lanier)
  85 Bill Yeldell          E       6-1   179  So        Jacksonville (Jackson)
* 52 Harvey Zion           MG      5-11  210  So        Atlanta, GA (Grady)

1966 Roster - By Number

From the 1966 FSU Football Handbook, page 22.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Jim Bailey            HB      6-2   181  So-R      Wilmington, OH (Wilmington)
     Dave Barton           OT      6-2   221  So        Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
     Chuck Calhoun         OT      6-4   237  So        Jacksonville Beach (Fletcher)
     Ralph Coley           HB      5-10  198  So        Jacksonville (DuPont)
     Scott Davis           E       6-0   200  Jr        Miami (Hialeah)
     Roger Hiett           OT      6-3   210  So        Heflin, AL (Cleburne County)
     Jeff LaCour           LB      6-1   195  So        Daytona Beach (Father Lopez)
     Mark Lenker           OG      6-0   185  So-R      Jacksonville (Ribault)
     Ron Mercer            FB      5-11  190  So-R      Jacksonville (Paxon)
     Ron Stout             OT      6-2   230  Jr        Las Vegas, NV (Choctawhatchee)
     Bob Urich             C       6-2   198  Jr   *    Toronto, OH (Toronto)
     Rommy Vistart         OT      6-3   270  Jr        Colquitt, GA (Miller County)
     Wayne Walther         OG      6-0   210  So-R      Cantonment (Tate)
     Ron Whitehead         HB      5-10  168  So        Marianna (Marianna)
     Joe Williams          HB      6-0   186  So        Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 11 Kim Hammond           QB      6-1   189  Jr-R      Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 12 Bill Burkhardt        QB      6-1   191  So-R      Rocky River, OH (Saint Ignatius)
  14 Bill Cappleman        QB      6-3   199  So        Dunedin (Dunedin)
  14 Phil Hiatt            QB      6-4   189  So        Tipp City, OH (Tippecanoe)
* 15 Pat Conway            DB      5-10  176  Sr   **   Miami (Jackson)
  15 Charlie Huggins       E       6-1   189  So        Titusville (Titusville)
* 16 Gary Pajcic           QB      6-2   192  So        Jacksonville (Paxon)
* 17 Marty Kolbus          QB      6-2   185  So-R      East Chicago, IN (Roosevelt)
* 18 Clint Burton          DB      6-2   182  So        Atlanta, GA (Roosevelt)
* 19 Pete Roberts          PK      5-11  202  Jr   *    Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 20 Larry Green           HB      5-10  180  Jr-R *    Cairo, GA (Cairo)
  21 Terry Eagerton        HB      5-10  185  So        Jacksonville (Lee)
  21 Donovan Jones         FL      6-1   196  Sr   *    Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 22 Chuck Eason           DB      5-10  187  So        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 23 Wayne Giardino        LB      5-10  198  Sr   **   West Palm Beach (Forest Hill)
* 24 Walt Sumner           DB      6-1   172  So        Fitzgerald, GA (Irwin County)
* 26 Bill Campbell         DB      5-9   180  Sr   *    Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 27 Billy Cox             DE      6-1   182  So-R      Atlanta, GA (Grady)
* 28 T.K. Wetherell        DE      5-10  185  Jr-R *    Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 29 John Hurst            HB      6-0   195  So        Live Oak (Suwannee)
  29 Skip Lewis            E       6-1   190  So-R      Middletown, OH (Lemon-Monroe)
* 30 Bill Moremen          HB      5-11  182  Jr-R *    Daytona Beach (Mainland)
  31 Bill Gunter           HB      6-0   174  So-R      Dothan, AL (Ashford)
  32 Billy Richardson      DB      6-0   189  Jr-R      Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
* 33 Butch Riser           DB      6-0   185  Jr-R      Sanford (Seminole)
* 34 Ron Sellers           FL      6-4   184  So        Jacksonville (Paxon)
* 35 John Hosack           HB-P    5-10  198  Sr   *    Miami (Edison)
* 40 Mike Blatt            FB      5-11  200  Jr   *    Key West (Key West)
* 41 John Crowe            FL      6-2   165  So        Saint Cloud (Saint Cloud)
* 43 Hal Montgomery        DB      5-11  178  So        Blountstown (Blountstown)
* 44 Jim Mankins           FB      6-2   226  Sr   *    King City, CA (King City/Hartnell JC)
* 47 Joe Benson            LB      5-10  192  So-R      Birmingham, AL (Shades Valley)
  50 Billy Joe Janes       C       6-1   215  So        Pensacola (Pensacola)
  51 John Richardson       C       6-0   201  So        Jacksonville (Lee)
* 52 Harvey Zion           MG      5-11  210  So        Atlanta, GA (Grady)
  53 Gale Sewell           C       6-4   210  So        Union Springs, AL (Bullock County)
  54 Mike Fields           OG      5-11  190  So        Orlando (Boone)
* 54 John Stephens         C       6-1   195  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Leon)
  55 Ted Mosley            C       6-2   202  So        Tampa (Chamberlain)
  56 Roger Hanlon          E       6-0   187  So        Cincinnati, OH (Moeller)
* 56 Joe Kinnan            OT      6-0   206  Jr        Bradenton (Bradenton/Manatee CC)
* 59 Frank Loner           PK-MG   6-0   200  So-R      Atlanta, GA (Richmond Academy)
* 60 Larry Williamson      OG      5-11  208  Sr   *    Macon, GA (Lanier)
* 61 Chuck Elliott         OG      6-0   194  So-R      Troy, OH (Tippecanoe)
  62 Dan Douglas           OG      6-0   220  So        Hialeah (Hialeah)
  63 Richard McLean        OG      6-0   187  So-R      Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 64 Dave Braggins         DT      6-2   223  Sr-R *    Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 65 Dale McCullers        LB      6-2   194  So        Live Oak (Suwannee)
  66 Pat Coughlin          OT      6-3   255  Jr        Pasadena, CA (Pasadena CC)
* 66 Ken Hart              OG      6-3   203  So-R      Groveland (Groveland)
  67 Mike Bugar            MG      6-1   208  Jr   *    Youngstown, OH (Austintown Fitch)
  68 John Douglass         OT      6-2   210  So        Panama City (Bay)
* 68 Larry Pendleton       MG      6-0   201  So-R      Winter Garden (Lakeview)
* 69 Ed Pope               OG      6-1   206  Sr-R *    Waycross, GA (Ware County)
* 70 Del Williams          OG      6-2   237  Sr   **   Live Oak (Suwannee)
  71 Keith Albritton       C       6-3   210  So        Avon Park (Avon Park)
* 73 Larry Kissam          OT      6-0   226  Sr   *    Inglewood, CA (Inglewood/Los Angeles JC)
* 74 Jay Mac Matthews      DT      6-1   225  Sr-R *    Chiefland (Chiefland)
  75 Bill Dew              OT      6-1   200  So        Apopka (Apopka)
  75 Wayne Johnson         OT      6-2   225  So        Macon, GA (Willingham)
* 75 Bill Rhodes           OT      6-2   221  So        Eustis (Eustis)
  76 Jeff Chapman          OT      6-3   217  So        Sarasota (Sarasota)
* 76 Jack Fenwick          OT      6-4   212  So-R      Cincinnati, OH (Norwood)
  77 Jeff Curchin          OT      6-6   235  So        Ocala (Ocala)
* 78 Charles Pennie        DT      6-4   240  Sr   *    Hollywood (South Broward)
  79 Frank Vohun           DT      6-3   225  So        Brooksville (Hernando)
* 80 Doug Gurr             DE      6-4   190  So        Albany, GA (Albany)
* 81 H.T. Waller           DE      6-1   190  Jr-R      Vernon (Vernon)
  82 Ted Archer            E       6-6   200  So        Pensacola (Escambia)
  82 Jim Carey             E       6-3   183  So        Sarasota (Sarasota)
* 82 Lane Fenner           E       6-5   202  Jr        Evansville, IN (North)
* 83 Thurston Taylor       E       6-2   220  Jr   *    College Park, GA (North Clayton)
* 84 Chip Glass            E       6-4   217  So        Tampa (Chamberlain)
  85 Bill Yeldell          E       6-1   179  So        Jacksonville (Jackson)
  87 Jim Brown             E       6-1   220  So        Jacksonville (Ribault)
  87 Henry Lohse           OT      6-3   192  So-R      Saint Petersburg (Admiral Farragut)
* 87 Wayne McDuffie        DE      6-2   210  Jr-R *    Hawkinsville, GA (Hawkinsville)
* 88 Jerry Jones           LB      6-1   181  Jr-R *    Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
* 89 Bob Menendez          DE      5-10  195  Jr-R      Key West (Key West)
Lettermen listed in the 1967 FSU Football Handbook, page 38.
Editor's Note: The media guide and Tallahassee Democrat have Bill Moremen's name spelled "Moreman." Through email, Bill has told us the correct spelling is "Moremen" and we have made the appropriate changes.
Kicker Pete Roberts hurt his knee just before halftime of the South Carolina game, November 5, 1966 and he was lost for the rest of the year.

Florida Times Union, December 1, 1966, page A-22, Del Williams, United Press International, 2nd Team All-American

Florida Times Union, December 9, 1966, page D-6, Del Williams, Associated Press, 2nd Team All-American


1966 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Gary Pajcic              Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Del Williams             Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         Newspaper Enterprises Association - 2nd Team All-American
                         United Press International - 2nd Team All-American

All-Americans -  2

1966 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
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Joe Avezzano             50      C                  Boston Patriots
Fred Biletnikoff         25      WR                 Oakland  Raiders
Tony Romeo               86      TE                 Boston Patriots
Steve Tensi              13      QB                 San Diego Chargers
Max Wettstein            89      TE                 Denver Broncos
Bud Whitehead            47      DB                 San Diego Chargers

Noles in the Pros -  6

1966 Schedule and Results

       
GAME DAY
 
       
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
REC
09/17
H
HOUSTON L 13-21
 
 
 
 
 
17
8-2
09/24
A
MIAMI W 23-20
 
 
 
15
9
10
8-2-1
10/08
H
FLORIDA L 19-22
 
 
10
9
 
11
9-2
10/15
A
TEXAS TECH W 42-33
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-6
10/22
H
MISSISSIPPI STATE W 10- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
2-8
10/29
A
VIRGINIA TECH L 21-23
 
 
 
 
 
20
8-2-1
11/05
A
SOUTH CAROLINA W 32-10
 
 
 
 
 
 
1-9
11/12
A
SYRACUSE L 21-37
 
 
 
 
 
16
8-3
11/19
H
WAKE FOREST W 28- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-7
11/26
H
MARYLAND W 45-21
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-6
12/24
N
WYOMING
Sun Bowl, El Paso, Tx
L 20-28
 
 
 
15
 
15
10-1
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    6- 5     3-2     3-2     0-1
AGAINST TOP 25   1- 2     0-1     1-0     0-1

1966 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Jim Mankins 10/15/1966 TEXAS TECH 12 111 9.25 3

1966 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ron Sellers 12/24/1966 WYOMING 6 160 26.67 2 Ron Sellers 10/29/1966 VIRGINIA TECH 13 138 10.62 0 Ron Sellers 11/19/1966 WAKE FOREST 3 136 45.33 1 Billy Cox 11/26/1966 MARYLAND 6 118 19.67 1 Ron Sellers 10/08/1966 FLORIDA 9 117 13.00 0 Ron Sellers 09/17/1966 HOUSTON 6 115 19.17 0 Billy Cox 11/12/1966 SYRACUSE 7 100 14.29 0

1966 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gary Pajcic 10/29/1966 VIRGINIA TECH 53 28 312 2 5.89 1

1966 EOY Stats

From the 1967 FSU Football Handbook, page 18.
Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 254 187 Points Per Game............. 25.4 18.7 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 35 26 TDs Rushing................. 21 8 TDs Passing................. 13 15 TDs Fumble Return........... 0 0 TDs Punt Return............. 0 3 TDs Interception............ 0 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 1 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 27-35 20-26 Kick........................ 25-31 17-21 Pass........................ 2- 4 1- 3 Run......................... 0- 0 2- 2 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 5- 9 2- 9 SAFETY........................ 0 1 FIRST DOWNS................... 199 158 Rushing..................... 70 83 Passing..................... 112 63 Penalty..................... 17 12 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1277 1453 Yards gained rushing........ 1517 1672 Yards lost rushing.......... 240 219 Rushing Attempts............ 384 384 Average Per Rush............ 3.3 3.8 Average Per Game............ 127.7 145.3 PASSING YARDAGE............... 2467 1543 Att-Comp-Int................ 350-187-14 229-112-18 Efficiency.................. 116.89 111.40 Average Per Pass............ 7.0 6.7 Average Per Catch........... 13.2 13.8 Average Per Game............ 246.7 154.3 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 3744 2996 Total Plays................. 734 613 Average Per Play............ 5.1 4.9 Average Per Game............ 374.4 299.6 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 33- 675 - Average Per Return.......... 20.5 0.0 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 31-211 28-526 Average Per Return.......... 6.8 18.8 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 18- 14- Average Per Return.......... 0.0 0.0 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 10- 5 22-14 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 53- 541 46- 520 Average Per Game............ 54.1 52.0 PUNTS-YARDS................... 51-1885 52-2023 Average Per Punt............ 37.0 38.9 Net punt average............ 26.6 34.8 ATTENDANCE.................... 162,002 178,253 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 5-32,400 5-35,651
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
44
91
50
69
254
Opponents
40
53
51
43
187
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Bill Moremen        10  123  494   14   480   3.9   7        48.0
Jim Mankins         10  116  468   23   445   3.8   8        44.5
Larry Green         10   43  171   34   137   3.2   4        13.7
Gary Pajcic         10   57  242  107   135   2.4   1        13.5
Kim Hammond         10   25   87   53    34   1.4   0         3.4
John Hurst               10   23    5    18   1.8   1     
Bill Gunter               6   20    2    18   3.0   0     
T.K. Wetherell      10    1    3    0     3   3.0   0         0.3
Mike Blatt                1    1    0     1   1.0   0     

Total.........      10  384 1517  240  1277   3.3  21       127.7
Opponents.....      10  384 1672  219  1453   3.8   8       145.3


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Gary Pajcic         10  114.58 233-125- 9   .536 1590   8       159.0
Kim Hammond         10  114.93 104- 54- 5   .519  742   4        74.2
Bill Moremen        10  174.03  12-  7- 0   .583  126   1        12.6
Bill Burkhardt           58.53   3-  1- 0   .333    9   0     

Total.........      10  116.89 350-187-14   .534 2467  13       246.7
Opponents.....      10  111.40 229-112-18   .489 1543  15       154.3


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Ron Sellers         10  55   874  15.9   3        87.4
Thurston Taylor     10  28   366  13.1   3        36.6
Billy Cox               18   290  16.1   1     
T.K. Wetherell      10  16   215  13.4   0        21.5
Jim Mankins         10  24   186   7.8   2        18.6
Chip Glass              13   135  10.4   1     
Bill Moremen        10   8   115  14.4   1        11.5
Larry Green         10   7   110  15.7   1        11.0
Lane Fenner             12    94   7.8   0     
Jack Fenwick             2    35  17.5   0     
John Hurst               2    25  12.5   1     
Gary Pajcic         10   1    24  24.0   0         2.4
Bill Rhodes              1     8   8.0   0     

Total.........      10 187  2467  13.2  13       246.7
Opponents.....      10 112  1543  13.8  15       154.3


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Bill Campbell        18  108   6.0  0     
Walt Sumner           9   38   4.2  0     
T.K. Wetherell        1   36  36.0  0     
Butch Riser           1    4   4.0  0     
Marty Kolbus          1    4   4.0  0     
Wayne Giardino        1    0   0.0  0     

Total.........       31  211   6.8  0     
Opponent......       28  526  18.8  3     


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Walt Sumner           4        0.0  0     
Marty Kolbus          3        0.0  0     
Wayne Giardino        2        0.0  0     
Bill Campbell         2        0.0  0     
Mike Blatt            2        0.0  0     
Butch Riser           1        0.0  0     
Clint Burton          1        0.0  0     
John Crowe            1        0.0  0     
Hal Montgomery        1        0.0  0     
Larry Pendleton       1        0.0  0     

Total.........       18        0.0  0     
Opponent......       14        0.0  0     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Larry Green          10   218 21.8  0     
T.K. Wetherell        4   145 36.3  0     
Bill Moremen          8   129 16.1  0     
Jim Mankins           7   105 15.0  0     
John Hurst            2    78 39.0  0     
Bill Rhodes           2     0  0.0  0     

Total.........       33   675 20.5  0     
Opponent......                      0     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Mike Blatt            3    0   0.0  0   .    2
Charles Pennie        3    0   0.0  0   .    0
Wayne Giardino        1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Walt Sumner           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
John Hosack           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Jay Mac Matthews      1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Wayne McDuffie        1    0   0.0  0   .    0
John Crowe            1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Doug Gurr             1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Marty Kolbus          1    0   0.0  0   .    0

Total.........       14        0.0  0        2
Opponent......        5        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Jim Mankins          10   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    60
Bill Moremen          8   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-1   0   0    48
Larry Green           5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Pete Roberts          0   4-9    14-18   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    26
Thurston Taylor       3   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0    20
Ron Sellers           3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Frank Loner           0   1-1    11-12   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    14
John Hurst            2   0-0     0-1    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Billy Cox             1   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0     8
T.K. Wetherell        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Chip Glass            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Gary Pajcic           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   2-3   0   0     6
====================================================================
FSU                  35   5-10   25-31   0-0   2   2-4   0   0   254
Opponent             26   2-9    17-21   2-2   1   1-3   0   1   187
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Jim Mankins
8
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Bill Moremen
7
1
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
Larry Green
4
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Thurston Taylor
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ron Sellers
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
John Hurst
1
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Billy Cox
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
T.K. Wetherell
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
Chip Glass
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Gary Pajcic
1
.
8
.
.
.
.
.
.
Kim Hammond
.
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
21
13
13
.
.
.
.
1
.
Opponents
8
15
15
.
.
3
.
.
.
R = Rushing
C = Catch
P = Pass
I = Interception
FR = Fumble Recovery/Return
PR = Punt Return/Blocked Punt
KR = Kickoff Return
L = Lateral
FK = Free Kick Return


TOTAL OFFENSE        G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G
--------------------------------------------------
Gary Pajcic         10  290   135 1590  1725 172.5
Kim Hammond         10  129    34  742   776  77.6
Bill Moremen        10  135   480  126   606  60.6
Jim Mankins         10  116   445    0   445  44.5
Larry Green         10   43   137    0   137  13.7
John Hurst               10    18    0    18
Bill Gunter               6    18    0    18
Bill Burkhardt            3     0    9     9
T.K. Wetherell      10    1     3    0     3   0.3
Mike Blatt                1     1    0     1

Total.........      10  734  1277 2467  3744 374.4
Opponent......      10  613  1453 1543  2996 299.6


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Pete Roberts          4- 9  .444  0- 0  2- 5  2- 3  0- 1  0- 0 37
Frank Loner           1- 1  1.00  0- 0  0- 0  1- 1  0- 0  0- 0 39
FG SEQUENCE Pete Roberts Frank Loner
HOUSTON
27
None
MIAMI
(32)
None
FLORIDA
(27), (37), 48
None
TEXAS TECH
31
None
MISSISSIPPI STATE
27, (25)
None
VIRGINIA TECH
26
None
SOUTH CAROLINA
None
None
SYRACUSE
None
None
WAKE FOREST
None
None
MARYLAND
None
(39)
WYOMING
None
None
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
John Hosack         43 1558  36.2                     
Thurston Taylor      8  327  40.9                     

Total.........      51 1885  37.0                     
Opponent......      52 2023  38.9                     


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Ron Sellers         10    0   874    0    0    0    0  874  87.4
Jim Mankins         10  445   186    0  105    0    0  736  73.6
Bill Moremen        10  480   115    0  129    0    0  724  72.4
Larry Green         10  137   110    0  218    0    0  465  46.5
T.K. Wetherell      10    3   215   36  145    0    0  399  39.9
Thurston Taylor     10    0   366    0    0    0    0  366  36.6
Billy Cox                 0   290    0    0    0    0  290
Gary Pajcic         10  135    24    0    0    0    0  159  15.9
Chip Glass                0   135    0    0    0    0  135
John Hurst               18    25    0   78    0    0  121
Bill Campbell             0     0  108    0    0    0  108
Lane Fenner               0    94    0    0    0    0   94
Walt Sumner               0     0   38    0    0    0   38
Jack Fenwick              0    35    0    0    0    0   35
Kim Hammond         10   34     0    0    0    0    0   34   3.4
Bill Gunter              18     0    0    0    0    0   18
Bill Rhodes               0     8    0    0    0    0    8
Butch Riser               0     0    4    0    0    0    4
Marty Kolbus              0     0    4    0    0    0    4
Mike Blatt                1     0    0    0    0    0    1

Total.........      10 1277  2467  211  675    0    0 4630 463.0
Opponent......      10 1453  1543  526    0    0    0 3522 352.2


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Walt Sumner               .    .     .      .            .          4-      .    .   1-  0   .   2   .
Marty Kolbus              .    .     .      .            .          3-      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Bill Campbell             .    .     .      .            .          2-      .    .    .      .   .   .
Wayne Giardino            .    .     .      .            .          2-      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Hal Montgomery            .    .     .      .            .          1-      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Blatt                .    .     .      .            .          2-      .    .   3-  0   2   .   .
Clint Burton              .    .     .      .            .          1-      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Crowe                .    .     .      .            .          1-      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Butch Riser               .    .     .      .            .          1-      .    .    .      .   .   .
Charles Pennie            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   3-  0   .   .   .
Doug Gurr                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
John Hosack               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Jay Mac Matthews          .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Wayne McDuffie            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Larry Pendleton           .    .     .      .            .          1-      .    .    .      .   .   .

HOUSTON 21, FLORIDA STATE 13

09/17/1966, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 9/18/1966, page 1C, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A big defensive end named Carl Cunningham took the starch out of a rambuctious Florida State offense here Saturday night, and ramroded Houston to a 21-13 football victory.

The game was, pretty much, a two-part thing. FSU's part came before Cunningham partially blocked a second-quarter attempt for a field goal that would have sent the Seminoles ahead 10-0.

Houston's part was played from that moment on, and it was mainly a defensive part. The Cougars were on defense 38 minutes in this game, on offense 22.

On the first play after Cunningham's big play, Bo Burris passed to Warren McVea, and the greased-lightning junior turned it into an 80-yard touchdown play that tied the game 7-7. It was about all McVea did all night, it was enough.

Cunningham, 6-3, 230, a senior who graded out as Houston's top defensive man last season, later blocked a point-after try when FSU made it 21-13 in the last quarter. In between he stacked up FSU interference with regularity.

At the start, with 35,643 people - second biggest crowd in Campbell history - whooping it up, Florida State acted much as though it was going to run the Cougars off the field.

Led by Kim Hammond, who completed his first eight passes, Florida State scored on the game-opening series, moving 91 yards, with Hammond capping it with an 8-yard scoring toss to Jim Mankins.

Houston went ahead 14-7 before halftime following the second of three interceptions by Tom Pociorek - another considerable defensive hero for the Cougars.

The Cougars scored that one on Burris' 28-yard pass to Ken Hebert, who got open in the end zone as two FSU defenders collided.

Then early in the last half, Houston pushed it to 21-7 when Dick Spratt picked his way 81 yards with a punt runback.

FSU narrowed it early in the final quarter on halfback Bill Moremen's 6-yard pass to Chip Glass.

The Seminoles, who had bogged down a bit earlier at the Houston five, came oh-so-close to getting another that might have tied it in an all-but-magnificent closing try.

Flanker Ron Sellers, as good as anyone ever thought he'd be, almost got loose on one of his six catches, Bill Cox got open in the end zone, then Mankins dropped what looked like a sure one in the end zone.

Hammond, a junior, had it all over sophomore challenger Gary Pajcic in this one, hitting 15 of 33 passes for 176 yards. Pajcic connected on one of eight for 17. Sellers got 115 yards out of his six catches. Thurston Taylor and Mankins caught three apiece.

Moremen was the toughest runner on the field, cracking for 61 yards in 16 tries, completing two of two passes for 49.

FSU's dominance in statistics - 366 yards of offense to Houston's 229 - reflected the Seminoles' considerable potential on the attack, also pointed up anticipated defensive shortcomings.

It was only FSU's eighth home loss in Coach Bill Peterson's time, the first home-opening loss in his time. FSU in six tries, still hasn't beaten Houston.

On this hot, humid and clear night Florida State fans might have hoped for more, but perhaps had no reasonable right to expect more with a green - and probably too eager - defense going against a well-stocked team that will be heard from.

Though FSU had some interesting moments from its defensive backs, including two interceptions by sophomore Howell Montgomery, notable consistency on defense appeared to come mainly from Charlie Pennie, the big senior tackle. He covered two fumbles and dogged Burris regularly.

In the beginning Houston led with its defense, winning the coin toss and, rather surprisingly, choosing to kick off.

It was a tough kick that Moremen picked picked up on the two. He scrambled to the nine.

In 12 plays FSU went ahead 7-0.

Moremen, on a wide run, picked up nine to start it. Mankins got nothing off the left side. On third-and-one, Hammond passed to Thurston Taylor for a first down at the 31.

After that surprise, Houston was set up for another. Moremen floated out and threw long to Sellers, who made a dandy catch for a 43-yard gain to Houston's 26.

Moremen got two and Mankins eight for a first down at the 16. Hammond got to the nine but FSU was offsides. Back on the 21, Moremen swept to the seven, then dug to the five but the Seminoles were in motion on the latter run. Back on the 12, Hammond got to the eight.

That made it fourth-and-two. FSU shrugged off a field-goal call.

Hammond passed to Mankins, who grabbed it at the four, tore loose from a defender, and scored. Pete Roberts kicked the point.

Post ran the kickoff up to Houston's 37. First of a few mix-ups in the Houston backfield came on the Cougars' opening offensive play. But the swift Burris picked up a fumble turned it into a 13-yard gain to midfield.

A 15-yard penalty (personal foul) helped Houston to the 26. But Post lost six on a pitchout and Burris' fumble was claimed by tackle Charlie Pennie for the Seminoles at the 36.

There was immediately, however, a fumbled handoff in FSU's backfield and Wade Phillips reclaimed the ball for Houston, at FSU's 34.

Three straight incomplete passes, and Houston went to a too-long attempt for a field goal. Defensive back Walt Sumner, a sophomore, ripped through to block Ken Hebert's boot. FSU took over at the 43.

One man caught a struggling Moremen by the heel and stopped him on what might have been an all-the-way run, with blockers in front. It was a 6-yard gain. He tipped off five more. Hammond passed to Sellers at the 32. After a holding penalty, Hammond again hit Sellers, at the 30. Moremen caught a Hammond shot at the 23. On fourth and one, Hammond's run for the down failed.

Blatt decked Burris for a 6-yard loss back on the 17. McVea caught his first pass, a deflected one, up to the 36.

But Houston had to get off the game's first punt in the early moments of the second quarter, and FSU started anew at its 2. FSU soon punted back, to Houton's 29.

Post fumbled and Blatt hopped on the ball for Florida State at the 29. A Hammond-Taylor pass gained the 12. The Seminoles got no further than the nine, however, and Roberts' field-goal try was partially blocked by Carl Cunningham. No good.

With that, things turned rapidly.

On the first play at the 20, Burris hit McVea short of midfield and the speedster was gone. Hebert capped the 80-yard play with a point-after and it was a 7-7 tie.

A holding penalty helped FSU to its 45 soon after the kickoff. Then Pociorek intercepted a Hammond toss to put Houston in position at its 49. Next play saw Howell Montgomery steal a Burris toss, and it was FSU's ball again at its 30.

Three plays, notably Larry Green's 8-yard run, lifted FSU to its 40. Thereupon Pociorek again plucked off a Hammond pass, ran it back to FSU's 34.

Post rammed to the 28. Burris found Hebert all by himself in the end zone as two defensive backs collided at the five for a 28-yard payoff. Hebert added another point for 14-7 with 2:28 left in the half.

FSU started at its 18 with Pajcic at quarterback for the first time. He outshot Sellers, then hit Bill Cox for a 59-yarder.

But it was ruled an illegal pass, apparently because Pajcic was ruled beyond the line of scrimmage when he threw.

The rest of it until intermission was to little avail on either side.

Houston, at this point, had just four first downs, versus FSU's 10. The Cougars had completed just three of 10 passes, but that was enough to shade FSU in aerial yardage, 128-125, though the Seminoles had completed nine of 18. FSU led in rushing 72-26.

Short of a first down on its first series in the second half, FSU punted, with Spratt taking Hosack's long boot at the 19, dancing toward the sidelines and going all the way. Hebert added another point for 21-7.

Stymied again, FSU punted again, with Houston back on its 17 following a Hosack 49-yarder. Burris' 13 yard run worked the Cougars into better position before Hebert punted.

Suddenly, on a first down, Hammond found Sellers with a pass and the skinny sophomore lit out down the sidelines, pulling away from a tackler, and appeared to have scored on a 68-yard play. But FSU was called offsides on the play.

Loss of 10 on a run by Green put the Seminoles back to their 18. Hosack's punt was short, with Don Bean running it back to FSU's 35. Here, however, George Nordgren fumbled and Pennie recovered for FSU, at the 34.

Mankins rammed for eight, and Houston was penalized, for piling on, to its 43. Hammond passed to Chip Glass for a first down at the 28.

After Green hit tackle for five, it came to fourth-and-two at the 20. Hammond found Mankins with a pass over the middle for a first down at the six.

But Moremen got just one on a run. Green picked up three to the two. Hammond's pass to Sellers in the end zone was rubbed out by a good defensive play. Moremen's wide run to the right was stopped at the five. Houston took over.

Burris worked the ball to the 13. Hebert punted, and Campbell was stopped by a swift sophomore named Mike Simpson as soon as he caught the ball at FSU's 31. It was a 56-yarder by Hebert.

A holding penalty aided FSU on the last play of the third quarter.

Fourth-and-seven at the 34, and the Seminoles again gambled, with Glass catching a Hammond toss for the needed yardage at the 20.

A foul on the heels of a Green run for three, placed FSU at the nine. Third down at the six, and Hammond handed to Moremen, who cooly passed to Glass, wide open just over the goal line.

It stayed 21-13 after Cunningham got through and blocked Roberts' point bid. Eleven minutes 55 seconds remained.

Pennie rode down Burris for a 6-yard loss back to the 14 on the first play after the kickoff. Houston couldn't get out of the hole. When Hebert went back to punt the Seminoles put on what looked like a 10-man rush, and gave Houston new life on a roughing-the-kicker call. He got the punt off anyhow.

The Cougars still had to punt, however, and FSU started at its 37.

Moremen busted out for 17 to Houston's 46. Chopping runs spurred FSU on, to the 26, where it was now fourth-and-three. Hammond's pass missed, and Houston took over with 5:05 left.

Burris' pass to Beer moved Houston 32 quick yards to FSU's 42. Post rammed for 17 to the 25.

Then Burris' end-zone shot, well covered by two defenders, was intercepted by Montgomery, FSU's ball at its 20 with 3:30 remaining.

Pajcic's long pass to Sellers was well played by the defense, with John Peacock breaking it up. Then Pociorek intercepted for the third time at the Houston 40, on a play where it appeared that Sellers was interfered with; tripped, that is.

Incredibly, Burris was still passing, trying to hit McVea again, and missing. With 1:40 left, Hebert punted out of bounds at the FSU 36.

A short pass to Sellers gained to the FSU 42. Two more missed. Hammond hit Moremen at the 50 for a first down with 1:08 to go.

Sellers caught another short one, broke loose, for 29 to the 31. He was inches away from tearing loose for the points.

Cox got open, waving his hand, in the end zone, but Hammond's throw was high - way high.

Then Mankins got behind defenders and Hammond was on target - hitting him on the dead run in the end zone. He couldn't hang on.

A fourth-down throw was intercepted by Peacock at the three. Thirty-one seconds left, and Houston had it.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
HOUSTON
0
14
7
0
21
FLORIDA STATE
7
0
0
6
13

1st   7- 0  Jim Mankins, 8, pass from Kim Hammond (Pete Roberts, kick), 9:59 
      7- 0  Opp, 51, field goal blocked by Walt Sumner
2nd   7- 0  Pete Roberts, 27, field goal blocked, 7:53 
      7- 7  Opp, 80, pass (kick), 7:43 
      7-14  Opp, 28, pass (kick), 2:28 
3rd   7-21  Opp, 81, punt return/blocked punt (kick), 13:38
4th  13-21  Chip Glass, 6, pass from Bill Moremen (Pete Roberts, kick blocked), 11:55


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 7 Rushes-yards 48-126 29- 59 Passing 242 169 Att-Comp-Int 43-18-4 16-6-2 Total Yards 91-368 45-228 Punt Returns 3-28 3-103 Kickoff Returns 5-73 2-45 Interception Ret. 2-3 4-34 Fumble Returns 3-0 1-0 Punts 5-47.2 6-38.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 5-3 Penalties-Yds 9-74 6-81 Attendance 35,643 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Bill Moremen 16- 61 Jim Mankins 15- 41 Kim Hammond 5- 18 Larry Green 9- 14 Mike Blatt 1- 1 John Hurst 1- -1 Gary Pajcic 1- -8 Receiving Ron Sellers 6- 115 Chip Glass 3- 38 Thurston Taylor 3- 30 Jim Mankins 3- 27 Billy Cox 1- 17 Bill Moremen 2- 15 Passing Kim Hammond 33-15-4-176 Bill Moremen 2- 2-0- 49 Gary Pajcic 8- 1-0- 17 Punt Return Bill Campbell 3- 28 Kickoff Return Larry Green 1- 22 Bill Moremen 2- 19 T.K. Wetherell 1- 18 Jim Mankins 1- 14 Punting John Hosack 5- 236 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hal Montgomery . . . . . 2- 3 . . . . . . Walt Sumner . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Mike Blatt . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Charles Pennie . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

FLORIDA STATE 23, MIAMI 20

09/24/1966, CORAL GABLES, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 9/25/1966, page 1C, by Bill McGrotha

MIAMI, FL - Behind three times, Florida State rose up and stuffed press clippings down Miami's not-so-invulnerable throat here Saturday night. The score was 23-20.

It was a thriller of classic style.

With four minutes remaining and all points already on the board, Miami stood on the Florida State four, and 54,262 people sensed the kill.

But for Doug McGee, the 210-pound fullback who had been plundering in FSU territory all evening long, it was the last time.

He got no yards, and he lost a football. Doug Gurr, sophomore end, hugged that ball to pieces for FSU.

Quarterback Gary Pajcic, who threw the go-ahead touchdown pass to Thurston Taylor on a 27-yard play with 9:45 left, cooly directed the Seminoles out of a hole. Miami got the ball back for one last, absolutely futile play.

Miami, touted for national honors, got in front in the first quarter when Bill Miller passed to Jerry Daanen for a TD on a 7-yard play.

In the second quarter Pajcic started his considerable show with a 27-yard pass to Ron Sellers that tied it it 7-7.

Following a good runback on the kickoff, Miami pushed right back in front on John Acuff's 19-yard pass to Daanen. On a key play, Walter Sumner got through and blocked a point-after try, leaving it 13-7.

Miami kicked off. Bill Moremen snuggled in the ball at the six, moved up to the 17, then whipped it to T.K. Wetherell, who romped on for a touchdown on a 94-yard play. Pete Roberts' point kick put FSU ahead for the first time 14-13.

On the last play of the first half Roberts booted a 32-yard field goal for a 17-13 FSU lead.

Miller's long pass to Jim Cox in the third quarter shot Miami in front 20-17 on a 47-yard play.

Pajcic directed a fourth quarter push to the Miami two, but Miami claimed a Moremen fumble there.

But Miami couldn't get out of that hole and punted.

Pajcic, a big third-down man all night, failed on two passes, then hit Taylor with a 27-yard pass that won it.

Pajcic hit 10 of 18 passes for 146 yards, had one intercepted, while Kim Hammond completed six of 16 for 68. Miller connected on 11 of 24 for 151 Miami yards.

Big fullback Jim Mankins, who turned in some nifty work in the clutch, caught six passes. Sellers and Taylor grabbed four apiece. Daanen led Miami with five receptions.

McGee led runners with 61 yards as Miami got 161 on the ground versus FSU's 71. FSU led in pass yardage, 216 to 181, but Miami had the best of it in total yardage, 342 to 287.

It was a clear, warmish night in the Orange Bowl and the hardy band of Seminole followers who made this trip got their money's worth.

Miami came out throwing following its start at the 20 on the heels of the game-opening kickoff. Miller hit Daanen for nine yards on the first play. McGee cracked for a first at the 34.

On second down Miller passed again. Campbell picked it off for Florida State at the 47, skipped to the 35.

Two plays gained naught. Then Hammond went right, threw off balance as he was hit, and Thurston Taylor grabbed the ball, raced to a first down at the 10.

Mankins got two, but Moremen lost one. Hammond overshot a wide-open Sellers in the end zone.

FSU faked a field goal, with Hammond rearing up and throwing to Mankins at the seven. He was stopped instantly, and Miami took over.

The Hurricanes moved 93 yards to a TD in 15 plays.

McGee's 10-yard run, and two penalties totaling 20 yards lifted Miami to Miami's 39 quite quickly. McGee's running and a 13-yard pass to Jim Cox carried Miami on to FSU's 40. Miller's wide run for 17 soon had UM at the 21. McGee pounded to the nine in two runs. On third down, Miller threw seven yards to Daanen just over the goal line. Charlie Harris added the point for a 7-0 Miami lead with 7:01 left in the quarter.

Mankins took the kickoff 17 yards to the FSU 36. Three runs, with Hammond keeping for four on the last one, pushed FSU to its 48. A pass to Mankins got FSU to Miami's 45, but the Seminoles had to punt there, with John Hosack's boot rolling into the end zone.

Miller nailed Jim Cox for a 27-yard passing gain to the 47. Another throw, to John Acuff, put Miami at FSU's 45. Led by Mike Blatt, FSU called a halt there and Miami punted into the end zone.

Three plays later Hosack's 50-yard punt placed Miami on its 24 as the quarter ended.

Miller's 10-yard quarterback sneak on third down got the Hurricanes to the 37. Cox caught a pass at the 47, but when Miller threw again Wayne Giardino made a leaping interception at the FSU 40.

Two Hammond shots, to T.K. Wetherell and Mankins, got FSU to Miami's 47. Then Sellers caught a 17-yarder at the 30. Sellers grabbed another at the 24, but Hammond was sacked for minus-six, back to the 30. A fourth-down throw was broken up by Tom Beier.

After FSU jumped offsides, Blatt decked McGee for a 7-yard loss on the next play, and it came to punting time for Miami. FSU started anew at its 34.

Pajcic passed to Chip Glass for 12, then ran for six. Moremen's burst through the middle for six brought the first down at the Miami 38. On a big third-down play, Pajcic saw a hole up the middle and slammed for eight and a first down at the 27.

The Pajcic promptly reared up and threw to Sellers as he crossed the goal line. The tall flanker simply reached up and grabbed the perfectly timed toss. Pete Roberts added the point for a 7-7 tie with 4:22 remaining in the half.

McGee picked up the kickoff at the three, appeared in deep trouble, but rumbled out of there, all the way to the UM 45 before Walter Sumner - the Seminoles' last man - got him. Acuff knocked off five, and David Oliva moved wide for 15 to FSU's 35. Acuff swept the other side, down to the 24. Oliva kept, got to the 19.

Oliva handed to Acuff, who tucked the ball under his middle, then suddenly straightened up and threw to Daanen, who caught it just short of the goal line and got in for an easy touchdown.

Sumner slammed through to block Harris' extra-point kick, leaving it 13-7.

Moremen took the kickoff at the six, came up a bit, turned and pitched the ball wide to Wetherell near the sidelines, and he raced away for the touchdown.

Roberts' point made it 14-13 with 2:31 left in the half.

Giardino's interception of a Miller pass at the Miami 44 gave FSU another opportunity with the clock showing 1:36. Backed to the 48 on third down, Pajcic threw to Mankins who whipped to the 31.

Pajcic nailed Billy Cox at the eight for another first down with time running out. Backed to the 14 by a penalty, FSU called on Roberts for a field goal.

His 32-yard effort was true on the last play of the half. FSU led 17-13.

After exchanges of punts McGee's two runs carried the FSU 33. But a clipping call moved Miami back to the 48.

After Acuff picked up two, Cox got wide open, behind Bill Campbell, and easily grabbed a Miller pass, sprinting on to a touchdown on a 46-yard play. Harris' point put Miami ahead 20-17 with about eight minutes left in the quarter.

FSU began at its 35 following a Hurst runback. The Tribe couldn't move. Hosack punted and Miami was at its 36.

Miami moved quickly across midfield but Campbell came up with a falling interception of a Miller pass at the FSU 14. Again the Tribe couldn't move but got new life when Hosack, back to punt, got roughed, putting the Seminoles at the 32. Back to pass, Hammond was swarmed for a loss at the 24.

Pajcic passed to Sellers at the 31 as the quarter ended.

Hosack got off a 55-yard punt to Miami's 14.

Oliva passed to Steve Smith, who fumbled when tackled at the 29. Blatt cliamed the ball for FSU.

Pajcic passed to Thurston Taylor, who rambled for the three.

Mankins got to the two. Moremen fumbled four feet from the goal, officials ruled, with Miami's Ted Hendricks recovering.

On third down Miami punted from its four. The ball took a Seminole bounce, backwards, and the Seminoles had the ball at the Hurricanes' 27.

Two Pajcic passes were dropped by Glass. Then Taylor caught one and went the route with 9:45 showing on the clock.

Roberts' extra-point try was blocked by Hendricks. Things stood 23-20.

Two penalties, one for clipping, pushed Miami back to its 20. But pass interference was ruled on Sumner at FSU's 41 and Miami had its big chance with five minutes to go.

On fourth and six at the 36, Miller passed to Daanen for the first down at the 22. Miller then hit Daanen with another at the 13.

Miller went wide, down to the four. But when McGee hit the line he met a wall, and fumbled. FSU's (article says David Braggins, beginning of this article and FSU One time says Doug Gurr) Doug Gurr recovered at the five. The clock showed 4:01 left.

FSU worked the ball to its 23. On fourth down Hosack punted with a bit less than a minute left. Miami had time for one play from its 33.

Miller, trying to pass, got clobbered by three or four Seminoles on the last play.

Next game: October 8 in Tallahassee against a team from Gainesville.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
17
0
6
23
MIAMI
7
6
7
0
20

1st   0- 7  Opp, 7, pass (kick), 7:01 
2nd   7- 7  Ron Sellers, 27, pass from Gary Pajcic (Pete Roberts, kick), 4:22 
      7-13  Opp, 19, pass (kick blocked by Walt Sumner), 2:35 
     14-13  T.K. Wetherell, 94, lateral (Pete Roberts, kick), 2:31 
            Note: Bill Moremen took the kickoff at the six, ran to the  
                  17 and threw a lateral pass to T.K. Wetherell         
     17-13  Pete Roberts, 32, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  17-20  Opp, 47, pass (kick), 7:42 
4th  23-20  Thurston Taylor, 28, pass from Gary Pajcic (Pete Roberts, kick blocked), 9:45 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 15 20 Rushes-yards 36- 71 42-161 Passing 216 181 Att-Comp-Int 35-17-1 27-13-4 Total Yards 71-287 69-342 Punt Returns 1-4 2-7 Kickoff Returns 4-155 3-85 Interception Ret. 4-15 1-4 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 8-40.8 4-32.8 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2 Penalties-Yds 7-89 4-50 Attendance 54,262 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Bill Moremen 12- 29 Gary Pajcic 7- 24 Jim Mankins 11- 22 Larry Green 2- 7 Kim Hammond 4- -11 Receiving Thurston Taylor 4- 81 Ron Sellers 4- 57 Jim Mankins 6- 37 Billy Cox 1- 23 Chip Glass 1- 12 T.K. Wetherell 1- 6 Passing Gary Pajcic 18-10-1-146 Kim Hammond 16- 6-0- 68 Jim Mankins 1- 1-0- 2 Punt Return Bill Campbell 1- 4 Kickoff Return Jim Mankins 2- 41 John Hurst 1- 20 Bill Moremen 1- 11 Lateral T.K. Wetherell 0- 83 Punting John Hosack 8- 326 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bill Campbell . . . . . 2- 13 . . . . . . Wayne Giardino . . . . . 2- 2 . . . . . . Dave Braggins . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

FLORIDA 22, FLORIDA STATE 19

10/08/1966, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/9/1966, page 1C, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With the help of a touchdown that wasn't and a quarterback that was - was absolutely remarkable - Florida beat Florida State 22-19 in an incredible football game here Saturday afternoon.

Steve Spurrier, cool and about as flawless a quarterback as you'll ever see, threw three touchdown passes, and that - check it off anyway you like - was the difference.

With 17 seconds remaining Gary Pajcic, an amazing quarterback himself on this frantic afternoon, passed 45 yards to Lane Fenner, a 6-5 flanker who had got just behind a defender.

Fenner made the catch as he moved over the goal line, with his momentum carrying him out of bounds.

But an official ruled he did not have possession before he went out of bounds, and the touchdown that would have won it for FSU went into the books as an incomplete pass.

With three seconds remaining FSU went for a far-out field goal and a tie. Pete Roberts' 48-yard attempt was short.

Pajcic actually outmatched Spurrier statistically, completing 18 of 32 passes for 208 yards, running for a net of 11. Spurrier hit 16 of 24 passes for 219 yards, ran for a net of 10.

With 46,798 people crammed into Campbell Stadium on a pleasant afternoon, weatherwise, the game unfolded sensationally and a tempo was set for the whole bit.

Florida scored the first time it got the ball. FSU came back to tie 7-7, then went ahead 10-7. Florida rallied. FSU jumped back in front 16-14, then 19-14.

The payoff was Spuurier passing to Larry Smith on a 41-yard scoring play with 10:44 left in the game.

Smith had got behind an FSU defender, as Richard Trapp had on two earlier touchdown grabs, a 35-yarder that put the Gators in front 7-0 and a 6-yarder that brought them from behind for the 14-10 lead.

Fullback Jim Mankins scored both FSU touchdowns from one-yard range. A 42-yard pass, Pajcic to Ron Sellers, paved the first, and John Hurst's 58-yard runback of the second-half kickoff to Florida's 27 set up the second.

Sandwiched around FSU's last touchdown were field goals of 27 and 37 yards by Roberts.

Sellers caught nine passes for 117 yards, Trapp eight for 101.

Spurrier's calm direction of Florida's offense helped combat a Seminole defense that stopped the Gators' running game repeatedly in the clutch. Injuries that forced FSU to substitutions of relatively inexperienced personnel in the secondary at safety were significant.

Florida rushed for 98 yards, Smith leading with 46 in 10 runs. FSU ran for 108, Mankins leading with 46 in 13 tries.

The protection afforded Spurrier by his blockers may have been as decisive as anything. FSU tried to get to him, couldn't.

FSU came up with no interceptions. Florida stole two Pajcic tosses. One, by Steve Heidt with FSU knocking at the Florida 27 in the last five minutes, was mighty big.

The Seminoles claimed two Florida fumbles, lost none themselves. Florida got penalized more, 79 to 45.

At the start Florida State was a loser of the toss for the third time his season. Florida chose to receive.

Smith took the kickoff 24 yards up to the UF 27.

In two plays Florida was across midfield.

Spurrier, on the quarterback draw, got only a yard but FSU was charged with roughing him on the tackle. After the 15-yard penalty, Smith pounded for nine yards to FSU's 48. On third-and-one at the 46 1/2, Graham McKeel was short by inches. On a fourth-down gamble, Spurrier made it by inches.

The Gators were penalized five and a Spurrier pass to Smith lost one. But Spurrier passed to McKeel for 14 at the FSU 38. McKeel mashed out a first down at the 35.

Promptly Spurrier reared back and threw to Trapp, who sped behind Butch Riser, for the touchdown. Wayne Barfield capped the 35-yard play with a point-after that made it 7-0.

FSU started at its 28 following the kickoff. On the first play, planned all week, Pajcic ran, on a quarterback draw, for 27 yards to Florida's 45.

Pajcic ran for two more, then found Sellers with a pass, and the tall guy sailed to the one before being tackled. It was a 42-yard play.

Mankins ran for a half-yard but the Seminoles were taxed five for illegal motion. After failing on a pass, Pajcic swept to the one, where Steve Heidt grabbed him. Mankins slapped into the left side for the touchdown. Roberts tied it with a kick 7-7.

Smith got little on runs and Spurrier punted from his 25, with Bill Campbell returning it six yards to the FSU 30.

Then Pajcic's third-down pass intercepted by Wayne McCall at the 50, and the Gators had a shot from FSU's 39 after his runback.

But three plays got only four yards for Florida and Spurrier's punt was moved up to the 14 by Campbell.

FSU soon punted back. Bobby Downs fielded it, fumbled when tackled, and John Hosack recovered for FSU at the Seminoles' 29.

Mankins, off left guard, pounded for 16 to the 45. A roughing penalty helped FSU to the UF 47, and suddenly Moremen got loose for 17 to the 30.

Mankins rammed for five, but the Seminoles bogged down. On fourth down, ignoring a field-goal attempt, Pajcic aimed a pass at T.K. Wetherell in the end zone. McCall broke it up.

When Spurrier passed on third down, Trapp fumbled the ball after the catch and Wayne Giardino claimed it for FSU at the Florida 46.

Three Pajcic passes to Sellers, plus Mankins' 5-yard plunge, pushed FSU quickly to the 18. Bill Moremen's 9-yard halfback pass to Chip Glass brought a first down at the nine.

Moremen pushed through to the one but a flag was down and FSU got penalized five for illegal motion.

On fourth down, with the ball at the 10, Roberts kicked a 27-yard field goal, from a wide angle, that put FSU in front 10-7.

With a bit over four minutes left to the half, Spurrier took Florida all the way from a start at the UF 23.

Smith going wide, splattered tacklers in his wake on a 19-yard romp to UF's 42. Spurrier passed to Trapp at FSU's 48, then to Jack Coon at the 41, to Trapp twice more, down to the 25.

On third down, Spurrier found Ewaldson for the needed yardage at the 13.

After Smith lost one, Spurrier put one in Trapp's hands again, at the six. Next play Spurrier found Trapp all by himself in the end zone and hit him easily with a touchdown strike. Barfield added the point for 14-10 with 48 seconds showing on the clock.

Kim Hammond came in and passed to Sellers for 13 up to FSU's 39. But Hammond was nailed for minus 12 on the next play, and time soon ran out.

Florida led in total yardage at intermission, 173 to 156, in first downs, nine to seven. Florida had completed 11 of 16 passes, FSU six of 11.

John Hurst brought the crowd to its feet with a streaking 58-yard run down the sidelines with the second-half kickoff. Larry Rentz tackled him at the Florida 27.

Moremen raced for almost 10, then got the first down at the 15. Mankins then tore through to the one, slamming over for the touchdown on his next run. Roberts missed the extra-point kick. FSU led 16-14.

Despite two Spurrier pass completions, Florida couldn't move beyond its 37. Spurrier boomed a 55-yard punt that Campbell returned to the 15.

A roughing call gave FSU the ball at the 30, however, and the Seminoles moved on to the field goal.

Pajcic's 7-yard pass to Chip Glass on third down carried to the 41 and was an early key. Pajcic hit Wetherell at the UF 48, then Sellers at the 37, to Mankins at the 28.

Soon a 14-yard pass to Sellers brought a first down at the 10.

But Pajcic was slapped for an 8-yard loss by Don Giardano. On the next play there was a mix-up with Pajcic stumbling and getting thrown for a loss back at the 35.

It came to fourth down and Roberts went for a long, long field goal. It was short but Roberts got roughed on the kick and FSU got a new crack from the 20.

Roberts made good, and it was 19-14 with 3:12 left in the third quarter.

Florida came on with its second unit, except for Spurrier and Trapp. Don Knapp led a running charge to FSU's 33, and a Spurrier pass to Mike McCann was the key to a first down at the Seminole 27. FSU stiffened, and a rush on Spurrier brought an illegal-grounding-of-the-pass penalty that pushed Florida back to its 46. Spurrier's punt rolled over the goal but FSU was called for roughing him.

From the FSU 31 Spurrier tried a field goal. It was short.

FSU couldn't get out of the hole and Hosack punted to Florida's 39.


From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/9/1966, page 1C

Lane Fenner's non catch Lane Fenner says he was in bounds.

The tall Indiana boy talked in the dressing room of the 45-yard pass in the last 17 seconds that would have won the game for Florida State.

Fenner caught the ball in the end zone. But field judge Doug Moseley ruled he did not have possession before going out of bounds.

"I'm sure I was in bounds," said Fenner. "I know I was in bounds until Larry Rentz hit me. If he hit me after I got the pass, it should have been a touchdown. If he hit me before, it should have been pass interference. I was sure I had it."

"I thought the best team on the field lost," commented Mike Blatt. "We stopped their running attack cold. Except for the first time they got the ball, they never did drive on us. Those three bombs hurt."

FSU defensive linemen agreed that Larry Smith was not as hard on them as Miami's Doug McGee.

"Whoever said Smith is as good as McGee is wrong," Blatt said. "It's a mismatch."

"This makes two years in a row they've taken it away from us," said tight end Thurston Taylor. "I just hope the next year when we play them, I'll remember how I feel right now."


From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/9/1966, page 1C

"It looked good to me. So help me."

That's the way Gainesville Sun Sports Editor Joe Halberstein started his column this morning. He was talking, of course, about the disputed FSU touchdown that was ruled no good in the fourth quarter Saturday against the University of Florida.

"So help me, I thought it was good. And when Gator writers will say that..."

That's the way he ended the column.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA
7
7
0
8
22
FLORIDA STATE
7
3
9
0
19

1st   0- 7  Opp, 35, pass (kick), 11:00
      7- 7  Jim Mankins, 1, run (Pete Roberts, kick), 7:39 
2nd  10- 7  Pete Roberts, 27, field goal, 5:31 
     10-14  Opp, 6, pass (kick), 0:48 
3rd  16-14  Jim Mankins, 1, run (Pete Roberts, kick failed), 12:51
     19-14  Pete Roberts, 37, field goal, 3:12 
4th  19-14  Opp, 48, field goal failed
     19-22  Opp, 41, pass (pass), 10:44
     19-22  Pete Roberts, 48, field goal failed


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 15 Rushes-yards 40-106 27- 98 Passing 230 219 Att-Comp-Int 34-20-2 24-16-0 Total Yards 74-336 51-317 Punt Returns 3-12 2-20 Kickoff Returns 4-108 5-82 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-19 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 3- 4.0 4-41.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2 Penalties-Yds 5-45 6-79 Attendance 46,798 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jim Mankins 13- 46 Bill Moremen 8- 41 Gary Pajcic 12- 11 Larry Green 2- 9 T.K. Wetherell 1- 3 Bill Gunter 2- 3 Kim Hammond 2- -7 Receiving Ron Sellers 9- 117 T.K. Wetherell 3- 33 Billy Cox 2- 22 Jack Fenwick 1- 21 Chip Glass 2- 16 Jim Mankins 2- 15 Thurston Taylor 1- 6 Passing Gary Pajcic 32-18-2-208 Kim Hammond 1- 1-0- 13 Bill Moremen 1- 1-0- 9 Punt Return Bill Campbell 3- 12 Kickoff Return John Hurst 1- 58 Bill Moremen 2- 33 T.K. Wetherell 1- 17 Punting John Hosack 2- 77 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Hosack . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Wayne Giardino . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

FLORIDA STATE 42, TEXAS TECH 33

10/15/1966, LUBBOCK, TX

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/16/1966, page 1C By Bill McGrotha

LUBBOCK, TX - On 20 successive offensive plays in the first half, Florida State racked four touchdowns - all by 225-pound fullback Jim Mankins - and the Seminoles went on to a 42-33 victory over Texas Tech in a frantic football game here Saturday night.

During that run Mankins scored (1) on a 5-yard pass from Gary Pajcic, (2) on a 2-yard smash, (3) on a one-yard buck, (4) on a 9-yard scamper.

Ahead by 21-0 at one time, Florida State couldn't put it away, however, until Larry Green took an early-fourth-quarter screen pass and danced 58 yards to a touchdown for a 35-19 Seminole lead.

The Seminoles pushed it to 42-19 on Kim Hammond's 52-yard throw to Ron Sellers before Tech came back for two late ones, including a payoff with one second showing on the clock.

John Scovell, scrambling Texas Tech quarterback who ranks 14th nationally in total offense, ran for three Tech touchdowns from one, five and eight yards out, passed nine yards to Larry Gilbert for another.

Tech's last second touchdown was a 27-yard pass, Chris Alford to Bob Allen.

With 28,300 looking on in Jones Stadium on a chilly, good-football-type night, FSU wasted little time getting going.

That 20-play sequence, spanning two quarters, gulped up 216 yards. Mankins ended the evening running 12 times for 111 yards. FSU led 28-13 at half-time.

FSU ran up a whopping offensive total of 508 yards. Tech had 511 in this incredible offensive show.

Pajcic hit on 12 of 19 passes for 183 yards. Overall, the Seminoles completed 16 of 28 for 275. Scovell connected on 15 of 31 for 202. FSU had no throws intercepted. Marty Kolbus stole two of Tech's tosses.

Gilbert was the game's top catcher with a dozen for 159 yards.

FSU's victory put the Seminoles at 2-2 for the season. For Tech, now 1-4, it was the first regular-season loss against an intersectional opponent since 1962, covering 11 games. Tech has led the Southwest Conference two years running in total offense. And is shooting for a third title there.

"I thought our offense was great," said FSU Coach Bill Peterson. "We did some of the finest things tonight that a club has done since I've been at Florida State. Of course, we were disappointed with our defense, but we know Texas Tech was tough and they showed it.

"Must have been a heck of a ball game. I'd like to win one that didn't go down to the wire."

At the start, FSU lost the coin toss for the fourth time this year and Tech started at its 20 following a short runback of the kickoff.

Three plays netted six yards and Ken Vinyard punted a 35-yarder that provided FSU with field position at its 40.

One play took FSU to the Tech 22. On a screen pass from Pajcic, Bill Moremen raced to the Tech 37. Tech grabbed a face mask and a 15-yard penalty placed FSU at the 22. Pajcic's pass to Thurston Taylor, picked up nine and Mankins whacked for a first down at the 11.

FSU's backfield was in motion as Moremen splashed all the way through the middle and over the goal. After the five-yard penalty Pajcic on third down, passed to Taylor at the five.

On a fake field-goal play, ball-holder Bill Burkhardt reared up, rolled out and threw but Taylor couldn't hang on. Tech took over.

A Scovell pass to Gilbert brought a Tech first down at the 18, but two plays later Mike Blatt ripped in to rack Scovell, who fumbled. Jay Mac Matthews recovered for FSU at the 11.

Moremen got to the five in two runs. Pajcic passed to Mankins from there for six points. Pete Roberts added the point for 7-0 with 7:27 left in the quarter.

Stopped again, Tech punted againto FSU's 35.

Moremen's halfback pass to Taylor netted 16 to Tech's 49. Pajcic, on a keeper, raced to the 32. Two plays later, Pajcic shot a screen pass to Larry Green, who cut across the field and struck off 26 to the six.

Moremen got two, Mankins two more, to the two. There upon Mankins whacked into the left side for the touchdown. Roberts made it 14-0 with 2:59 still to go in the first period.

Spurred by Leinert's running and two Scovell passes to Gilbert, Tech pushed to FSU's 41, where a clipping call knocked the Red Raiders back.

It came to 4th and three at the FSU 40 and Tech gambled. Walter Sumner came up to meet Leinert solidly. No gain. FSU took over.

On the last play of the quarter, Pajcic kept and dashed 10 yards for a first down at the 50. After losing a yard, Pajcic made a quick pitch to Mankins, who rambled for 37 to Tech's 14.

After another backfield-in-motion call, Pajcic passed to Green for six at the 13. On third down, Pajcic found Mankins with an 11-yard shot at the two. Mankins hit the middle to the one, then scored off the left side. Roberts converted for 21-0.

Then Scovell passed to Kenney Baker at the 12. Leinert ripped to the nine. Scovell then hit Gilbert in the end zone for six points. Vinyard's kick narrowed things to 21-7.

Kim Hammond moved in as the Seminoles started at the 20. Four running plays brought a touchdown.

On a power sweep, Hammond sent Mankins scampering off the left side for 60 yards before he was run down at the Tech 20. Moremen, in two runs, put the ball at the nine. Promptly Mankins hit the left side, dragging tacklers, for the touchdown. Roberts' point kick made it 28-7.

Tech drove again. Roger Freeman's 23-yard run and Scovell's passing sparked a movement to a first down at FSU's five. Two Scovell passes missed before Marty Kolbus intercepted a third one at the one.

Hammond sneaked out to the three in two plays. On third down John Hosack punted. FSU was called for a foul on a fair-catch call, and Tech had the ball at FSU's 16.

On fourth down at the eight, Scovell rolled out, kept going, scored with 1:10 remaining in the half. It was the first touchdown scored on FSU by running this season.

But Vineyard missed the point kick, leaving it 28-13.

Tech tried an onside kick but Billy Rhodes covered it for FSU at the Seminoles' 47. Time soon ran out following a fourth down. FSU punted to Tech's eight.

At intermission FSU showed 262 yards, with 156 rushing. Mankins had an even 100 yards to show for seven runs.

The Seminoles began at their 20 following the third-quarter kickoff into the end zone.

But no longer was that Tech left side easy licking.

FSU probed to its 44, but a clipping call hit there and soon Hosack punted to Tech's 38.

Two runs cut out a first down at the 40. On third down, needing eight, Scovell rolled out for 14 to FSU's 43. Gilbert caught a pass at the 31. Leinert got seven, and Gilbert converted another pass into a 19-yard gain to the five. On second down, Scovell sneaked over from the one. But Eason broke up Scovell's passing bid to Gilbert for two points, and it stayed 28-18.

A holding penalty lifted FSU soon after to its 37. A 4th-and-inches gamble, with Mankins running, picked up a first down at the FSU 49. The Seminoles got to the Tech 42 on Pajcic's pass to Moremen, but no further.

Hosack punted out of bounds at the 24. Three plays and Tech punted back to the FSU 28.

On Pajcic's 6-yard pass to Chip Glass FSU nosed up to its 42 as the quarter ended.

On the second play of the final period, Pajcic whipped a screen pass to Green, who ran down the side-lines, and on a stunning display of broken-field running picked his way through defenders and scored on a 58-yard play.

Tech maneuvered to the 50, had to punt. Hammond's 12-yard pass to Seller's got FSU to its 38. John Hurst's running led on to the 48.

Suddenly, Hammond went back, threw long to Sellers, who got by a pair of defenders, for a smooth catch at about the Tech 12, cruised on into the end zone.

Roberts' capped the 52-yard pass with another point for 42-19.

Scovell's 26-yard pass collaboration with Leinert carried Tech to FSU's 40.

Gilbert caught another at the 19. Then Lou Bruer grabbed one at the five. Scovell, on the keeper, scored, then ran for two points to make the board read 42-27 with 7:22 to go.

An onside kick was again covered by FSU's Rhodes at the 50. Hammond passed to Chip Glass for 17. Moremen tore free for 18 to the 15. Tech stiffened. On third down, Green was tossed for a four yard loss. Roberts tried a field goal, kicking from the 21. It was wide.

Kolbus' second interception at Tech's 43 nipped a Red Raiders' bid with three minutes to go. Hosack punted to Tech's 17 after three plays.

It wasn't over. Tech wheeled downfield. With exactly one second showing on the clock, Chris Alford passed to Bob Allen in the end zone for a touchdown. A 2-points try failed.

Tech's onside kick was successful but there was no time to get off a play. Whew!!!

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
14
14
0
14
42
TEXAS TECH
0
13
6
14
33

1st   7- 0  Jim Mankins, 5, pass from Gary Pajcic (Pete Roberts, kick), 7:27 
     14- 0  Jim Mankins, 2, run (Pete Roberts, kick), 2:59 
2nd  21- 0  Jim Mankins, 1, run (Pete Roberts, kick), 12:17
     21- 7  Opp, 9, pass (kick), 9:43 
     28- 7  Jim Mankins, 9, run (Pete Roberts, kick), 7:22 
     28-13  Opp, 8, run (kick failed), 1:10 
3rd  28-19  Opp, 1, run (pass failed), 7:22 
4th  35-19  Larry Green, 57, pass from Gary Pajcic (Pete Roberts, kick), 14:41
     42-19  Ron Sellers, 52, pass from Kim Hammond (Pete Roberts, kick), 10:11
     42-27  Opp, 5, run (run), 7:22 
     42-27  Pete Roberts, 31, field goal failed
     42-33  Opp, 27, pass (pass failed), 0:01 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 26 Rushes-yards 46-233 41-201 Passing 275 310 Att-Comp-Int 28-16-0 43-22-2 Total Yards 74-508 84-511 Punt Returns 2--4 2-2 Kickoff Returns 2-0 6-124 Interception Ret. 2-28 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 5-30.0 4-35.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-1 Penalties-Yds 5-45 3-45 Attendance 28,107 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jim Mankins 12- 111 Bill Moremen 15- 57 Gary Pajcic 6- 39 Kim Hammond 4- 8 Larry Green 3- 6 John Hurst 4- 6 Bill Gunter 2- 6 Receiving Larry Green 3- 90 Ron Sellers 3- 73 Thurston Taylor 3- 39 Bill Moremen 2- 32 Chip Glass 2- 20 Jim Mankins 2- 16 T.K. Wetherell 1- 5 Passing Gary Pajcic 19-12-0-183 Kim Hammond 6- 3-0- 76 Bill Moremen 2- 1-0- 16 Bill Burkhardt 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Walt Sumner 1- 1 Bill Campbell 1- -5 Kickoff Return Bill Rhodes 2- 0 Punting John Hosack 5- 150 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marty Kolbus . . . . . 2- 28 . . . . . . Jay Mac Matthews . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

FLORIDA STATE 10, MISSISSIPPI STATE 0

10/22/1966, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/23/1966, page 1C, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With visiting priviledges in the Mississippi State backfield all night long, Mike Blatt reminded his Florida State teammates of how things used to be and led them to a 10-0 victory here Saturday night in a rollicking, satisfying defensive football tussle.

The junior linebacker, out of Key West, paid unfriendly calls on Don Saget, the Mississippi State quarterback early and late.

One of them paved FSU's only touchdown.

With the SEC team operating at its 41 with the second quarter a bit over half gone, Blatt slipped through, hit Saget, forcing a fumble that Blatt promptly claimed.

That gave FSU a shot from the 26. In seven plays highlighted by Gary Pajcic passes to Chip Glass for six and 13 yards, the Seminoles scored with Pajcic rolling in from a yard out on fourth down.

Pete Roberts, who a bit earlier missed a 27-yard attempt for three points, kicked a 25-yard field goal in the early moments of the fourth quarter to ice the Seminoles' third victory in five starts.

Mississippi State, now 2-4, scarely threatened, never got beyond FSU's 29, where a field-goal bid failed. Even that was a late shot, with FSU ahead 7-0. Otherwise Mississippi State never crossed the FSU's 40.

For Florida State, with its proud defensive tradition, this was the first shutout in seven games, and a major lift to hard-pressed defenders this season.

A crowd of 30,133, including a flock of politicos on hand for Legislative Day, watched on a fair, almost-warm evening.

FSU put its hardest rush in a long while on Saget, with middle guard Larry Pendleton frequently conspicuous along with Blatt.

The Seminoles held the Bulldogs to just 96 yards of offense, with just 35 rushing, Saget, a hard runner averaging better than three yards per carry going in was racked for losses that totaled 44 yards, ending the evening with minus-six. He completed seven of 14 passes, with Marcus Rhoden, the Macclenny speedster who was a marked man, along with Saget, netting just 14 yards in 12 runs.

FSU defenders also foiled Mississippi State's bid at ball control. The Seminoles ran 72 plays, the Bulldogs just 47.

Pajcic was again a cool quarterback, keeping his poise against a defense that was perhaps the toughest FSU has run against this year. Tossed for losses a time or two himself, he hit 16 of 28 passes for 186 yards.

FSU struck off 352 yards on the attack, running for 149. Big Jim Mankins was again a leader whittling for 72 yards in 14 tries.

Ron Sellers remained a favorite pass target, taking in six for 83 yards. Two other catches were wiped out by penalties. The Seminoles had a run of costly assessments, 68 yards against the 25 that Mississippi State drew.

FSU fumbled not at all. Each side had one interception.

A considerable factor for the Bulldogs was the punting of Richard McGraw, who averaged 46.3 on six boots.

FSU at the start absorbed its 5th straight coin-toss setback, the Bulldogs winning it and choosing to take the football.

Three runs got Mississippi State no further than its 30. A punt gave FSU its first shot at its 27. Pajcic promptly passed to Sellers for 15. But that was about it, on the opening series, and John Hosack punted a 42-yarder dead on the Mississippians' 12.

On third down, Saget rolled out for six and a first down at the 22, passed to Harlan Reed soon after at the 38.

A penalty helped hold the Bulldogs thereabouts, and McGraw punted a 50-yarder that placed FSU on its 12.

Apparently trapped on the five, Pajcic stiff-armed a defender and threw, on the run, to T. K. Wetherell at the 29. A pass to Lane Fenner picked up six more.

Mankins was short on a third-down plunge but the visitors were offside, keeping FSU alive at the 43. Pajcic hit Taylor for 15 yards at the Mississippi State 42.

On second down, Pajcic threw to Sellers, who squirmed to the 11, but FSU was called for holding on the play and set back on its own 40.

Then Cal Harrison picked off a Pajcic pass and Mississippi State was in business at FSU's 48.

Three plays resulted in a yard loss, however and McGraw punted to FSU's six. FSU worked up to its nine, where, on a tricky move, Bill Moremen tried a pass to Pajcic too high. It might have gone much.

Hosack punted on the last play of the quarter with Rhoden running it back five yards to FSU's 44.

With Pendleton pounding through to deck Saget for a 9-yard loss, Mississippi State couldn't move. McGraw's punt rolled into the end zone.

A 7-yard Pajcic toss to Sellers, coupled with rugged running by Moremen and Mankins, lifted FSU from its 20 to the 42. Pajcic was dumped for a loss of seven, however, and soon Hosack punted to Mississippi State's 20.

End Bob Menendez led a Seminole stand, but when McGraw punted a flag went down. And the Bulldogs moved up to the 38 on a roughing-the-kicker call.

On second down, Mike Blatt tore through to rack Saget, bringing a fumble that Blatt covered at the Mississippi State 26.

Pajcic hit Chip Glass with passes of six and 13 yards for a first down on the seven. Moremen slammed to the two, but got nothing on a following bid.

Pajcic rolled out, got pushed out about two feet from the goal. Fourth down, Pajcic rolled out again. Same side. Made it. Pete Roberts kicked the point for 7-0 with 4:05 to go in the half.

Mississippi State started at its 35 following the kickoff, but Saget was racked by a swarm of Seminoles on third down. McGraw punted again and Bill Campbell returned it to FSU's 34.

Mankins, on a draw, got away for 20 to Mississippi State's 46. Pajcic found Sellers at the 30 but FSU was taxed five for illegal procedure, nullifying the shot. Pajcic again got tossed for a loss of four yards, and the Seminoles couldn't gain it back. Hosack punted, and Mississippi State, after Rhoden's almost-away runback, had a chance at its 40 with 21 seconds left in the half.

The Bulldogs took a couple of timeouts, but all they did was run with the ball, getting little before the whistle blew.

Halftime statistics reflected the defensive battle. Mississippi State had a net of just 22 yards, just four running, FSU a total of 123, with 46 running. FSU had hit eight of 16 passes, Mississippi State two of five.

The Seminoles started from their 19 after the third quarter kickoff. Runs by Pajcic and Moremen led to the 30. Pajcic's third-down pass to Taylor knocked off 24 to Mississippi State's 39. The pair worked that pass again to the 30, but FSU took a personal-foul penalty instead, down to the 24.

Moremen ripped to the 19, Mankins to the 16, then the 13. Moremen got three more, to the 10, but two Pajcic passes missed. Roberts' field-goal try was wide.

Three runs for 11 and a personal-foul call against FSU helped Mississippi State to its 46.

Saget hit Rhoden with a pair of passes, for 10 and 14, down to FSU's 30.

Blatt once more spurred a stand. On fourth down at the 29, James Neill's long field-goal try was short. FSU took over its the 20.

Pajcic's pitch to Wetherell got 14. Sellers caught a 7-yarder and Pajcic's run soon brought another first down at the 46.

Sellers grabbed another, for 18, down to Mississippi State's 36, then latched onto a shorter one at the 30. Moremen sliced for four.

Mankins slammed up the middle for 14 and a first down at the 12. But Larry Green got caught, Pajcic just four on the quarterback draw, and a pass was in and out of Glass' hands just short of the goal.

On the third play of the fourth quarter Roberts' booted a field goal for 10-0.

Saget got Mississippi State moving after the kickoff provided it with a beginning at the 30.

Rhoden caught an 11-yard pass, Tommy Garrison one for six at the 50. A Garrison run got the Bulldogs to the 44.

At that point Saget missed on three straight passes. McGraw punted. The ball hit Walter Sumner, but Wayne Giardino, alert, claimed it for the Seminoles at the 10.

A delay penalty pushed FSU back to the five. Mankins stormed out of the hole, up to the 13. Fenner caught a Pajcic pass to the 19. Mankins rammed for the first down at the 24.

Then Pajcic went for Sellers, hit him at the Bulldogs' 49. The Seminoles ran out of downs at the 41, however. Hosack's punt rolled just over the goal.

Saget's 20-yard sweep vaulted Mississippi State to its 40. Here came Blatt again, slapping Saget for an 8-yard loss, back to the 32.

Next play Sumner intercepted Saget's toss at the 50.

With Kim Hammond in at quarterback, three runs - Green, Mankins and Hammond himself - brought a first down at the 40, but a holding penalty pushed FSU back to its 48. Two more runs by Hammond got back to the Mississippi State 43. On third down, Hammond fired to John Hurst for a first down at the 26.

FSU made no big move to add another score. Sticking to the ground, Green danced to the 19 and Bill Gunter, on the last play, to the 15.
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MISSISSIPPI STATE
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
0
3
10

2nd   7- 0  Gary Pajcic, 1, run (Pete Roberts, kick), 4:05 
3rd   7- 0  Pete Roberts, 27, field goal failed, 9:37 
      7- 0  Opp, 46, field goal failed, 3:49 
4th  10- 0  Pete Roberts, 25, field goal, 14:15


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 10 Rushes-yards 42-149 33- 35 Passing 203 61 Att-Comp-Int 30-17-1 14-7-1 Total Yards 72-352 47-96 Punt Returns 5-20 3-27 Kickoff Returns 1-16 3-62 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 5-40.4 6-46.3 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 6-68 3-25 Attendance 30,133 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jim Mankins 14- 72 Bill Moremen 12- 36 Larry Green 4- 16 Kim Hammond 3- 12 Gary Pajcic 8- 9 Bill Gunter 1- 4 Receiving Ron Sellers 6- 83 Thurston Taylor 2- 39 T.K. Wetherell 3- 34 Chip Glass 2- 19 John Hurst 1- 17 Lane Fenner 2- 13 Jim Mankins 1- -2 Passing Gary Pajcic 28-16-1-186 Kim Hammond 1- 1-0- 17 Bill Moremen 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Bill Campbell 4- 20 Wayne Giardino 1- 0 Kickoff Return Larry Green 1- 16 Punting John Hosack 5- 202 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Walt Sumner . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Mike Blatt . . . . . . . . 1- 0 1 . .

VIRGINIA TECH 23, FLORIDA STATE 21

10/29/1966, BLACKSBURG, VA

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/30/1966, page 1C, by Bill McGrotha

BLACKSBURG, VA - With lots of faith, lots of hope, and some charity, Virginia Tech's rather fantastic scramblers sprung a 23-21 upset on Florida State here Saturday afternoon in one of the more sensational football games ever played anywhere.

Though all bounces did not go Tech's way, and though some of the favorable bounces were wrought by the home team's sheer determination, Florida State was, once again, an awfully luckless team.

Bill Moremen had his best day, scoring all three Seminole touchdowns. Gary Pajcic continued his spectacular pro-type passing and Ron Sellers his likewise catching.

Frank Loria's 80-yard scoring punt return, following a successful onside kick that led to another touchdown, put Florida State down by nine points, for the second time in the game, in the third quarter.

That onside kick was strickly accidental. Tech planned a conventional, long kickoff.

But it was a big goal-line stand by Tech after FSU pulled to within 23-21 range, that won it in the early moments of the fourth quarter.

With the ball perhaps a half-yard from the end zone, Jim Mankins, on fourth down, slammed his 221 pounds into the right side. They untangled the pile and officials declared him short.

One official told Pajcic, verbally, that Mankins was over. There followed a discussion, almost an argument, between two officials. FSU lost.

An interception by Ken Whitley at the Tech 15 blunted FSU's last big bid with 4:31 remaining. The guy who precipitated that bad pass by Pajcic was Don Mooney, a 6-2, 195-pound junior end who precipitated much on this day.

Several times Mooney forced Pajcic to hurry his throws. And it was Mooney who accounted for the first points in this wild affair, nailing Kim Hammond for a 2-point safety.

FSU threw a school-record number of passes, with Pajcic connecting on 28 of 53 for 312 yards. All the figures are school records, save the total yardage. Joe Majors, against Tampa in 1959, threw one yard more.

Ron Sellers caught 13 for 138 yards, to tie Fred Biletnikoff's Gator Bowl record.

It was another one of those rending games in which it seemed that "it wasn't meant for FSU to win."

A happy homecoming crowd of 31,000 - biggest home turnout in Virginia Tech's long history - lived it up on a clear, but rather windy afternoon. Thousands, perhaps millions, saw it on regional television over the South.

Here's how the scoring went:

Mooney tossed Hammond for two points...Tommy Stafford passing 13 yards to Ken Barefoot for a touchdown and a 9-0 Tech lead...Moremen - a big, big man on this day - running three yards for an FSU score that cut Tech's lead to 9-7 at halftime...Pajcic passing to Moremen for seven yards and an early third quarter FSU lead of 14-9...Loria dancing 80 yards on that punt...Stafford hitting Tommy Francisco with a 10-yard TD pass and a 23-14 Tech lead following recovery of an onside kick...Mormen going wide for six yards and FSU's final TD as Pajcic directed a quick 86-yard drive.

FSU ran up an offense total of 449 yards. Tech netted 270. Moremen picked up 71 yards in 17 carries, Francisco 51 in 22.

Stafford was a dandy quarterback in the clutch, repeatedly coming through on third-down plays. He completed 12 of 23 throws.

With the ball on the Tech 9-yard line in the first quarter, FSU's Pete Roberts kicking into a tough wind, missed a field-goal try that might have been the difference.

The Seminoles stand 3-3, with South Carolina coming up next week. Tech enriched its bowl hopes with its 5-1-1 record.

Something was different at the start. FSU won the coin toss for the first time this season, chose to receive. Tech got the advantage of a brisk wind, blowing between 15 and 20 miles per hour.

The Seminoles started at the 29 after Moremen's return.

On the first play, Moremen threw long to Ron Sellers, a 26-yard gain to Tech's 45. Two plays later Pajcic, on the draw, rambled to Tech's 29 before he bumped into his own man, T. K. Wetherell.

After Pajcic passed to Wetherell for four, Moremen slammed through to a first down on the 13.

Moremen swept to the six, but fumbled on the next play and lost three yards. A running pass by Moremen was incomplete. In came Pete Roberts to try a field goal in the crosswind. It was wide.

Marty Kolbus' racking of Stafford for no gain on third down forced a punt. Gene Fisher's 39-yarder was returned 10 yards by Bill Campbell to the FSU 44.

Two Pajcic passes, to Sellers for seven and Thurston Taylor for seven more, brought a first down at the Tech 42. But there the Seminoles bogged down, with Pajcic's long throw to Sellers on third down overshooting him. John Hosack angled a punt out of bounds on the 16.

Francisco spurred Tech up to the 31, but Mike Blatt led a stand that stopped the move. Fisher got off a 44-yard punt that, coupled with a clipping penalty, put FSU back on its 12. It was a key crusher.

When Hammond, on second down, went back to pass, Mooney hit him, pushed him back into the end zone for a safety.

Somebody had missed a block.

On a free kick, FSU went with Hosack's punting, got penalized five yards for kicking before the official blew his whistle.

The punt into the wind, from the 15, went to midfield, was returned to FSU's 44.

On second down, Stafford passed to Francisco at the 13. Two plays later he hit Barefoot just short of the goal line, and the big end pushed in for the touchdown. John Utin kicked the point for 9-0.

FSU retained poor field position following the kickoff, with Larry Green running it out of the end zone to the 12. Hosack soon punted out, to Tech's 45.

But Tech couldn't cut it from there. Fisher punted into the end zone.

Ron Davidson appeared to intercept Pajcic's pass at the 30, but interference was called against Tech and FSU handed a first down at its 29. The Seminoles got no further than their 37. Hosack punted to Tech's 30 in the early moments of the second quarter.

Backed to the 20 by a holding penalty, Tech's Fisher quick-kicked from the 14 after Wayne McDuffie tossed Stafford for a 6-yard loss. Campbell picked up the 45-yard boot, returned it five to the FSU 46.

Pajcic couldn't connect with passes. Hosack punted into the end zone.

Runs by Stafford of nine and 11 yards, plus a 10-yard pass to Fisher, lifted Tech to its 49, from where a punt by Fisher put FSU in another hole, at its 11.

Three plays, including two incomplete passes, gained naught.

Hosack, standing in the end zone, got off a boot that went 75 yards in the air, out of bounds on Tech's 25.

But a flag had gone down. Tech had roughed Hosack on the kick. FSU had new life at its 26.

From that point, the Seminoles moved to a touchdown.

It was mainly a Pajcic-to-Sellers production. The first collaboration of the two in the drive netted 13 to the 39, the second 15 to the Tech 45, the third 15 more to the 28, the fourth six to the 22. Then Mankins caught one for nine and a first down at the 13.

Sellers caught another, at the seven. Moremen rammed to the four, and Mankins got the first down at the three. Promptly Moremen hit up the middle, slightly to the right, for the touchdown. Roberts kicked the point for 9-7 with 3:52 left in the half.

It was just the second TD scored on Tech by rushing this season.

In a hole back at its 12 following the kickoff, Tech quick-kicked on third down and FSU got the ball with the clock showing 2:55 at Tech's 48.

Pajcic passes to Taylor and Sellers moved the sticks to the 33. Moremen ran to the 26, Pajcic to a first down on the 20. But on third down at the 18 Pajcic's pass, intended for Chip Glass, was batted away by Frank Loria, and Frank Beamer intercepted for Tech in the end zone.

Stafford's 15-yard sweep got Tech to its 40. Stafford passed to Fisher at the FSU 38, then Barefoot at the 22 before the clock caught the Gobblers.

Halftime figures were about as even as the score.

Each side had just 56 yards rushing. FSU had 135 passing, hitting 14 out of 31, Tech 104, on seven out of 12. Sellers had caught 10 for 105.

Tech had tight breathing in the early moments of the third quarter. Eddie Bulheller gathered in the kickoff at the 11, retreated for running room, and Blatt nailed him at the three.

Three runs got the Gobblers up to the 12. Fisher's punt rolled dead on the FSU 46.

Pajcic took 'em in.

A pass to Mankins was just short of a first down. John Hurst rammed for it at the Tech 44. Sellers tore loose from a tackler on a short pass and rambled to Tech's 26.

Wetherell caught one at the 16. Taylor another at the seven. With Tech perhaps looking for a first-down run, Pajcic passed to Moremen who stepped in for the touchdown. Roberts' point kick made it 14-9.

Tech probed up to midfield. Wayne Giardino whaked Stafford for a loss of seven on a rollout, however, forcing a punt.

Unable to move from their 21, the Seminoles kicked.

Loria tucked the 52-yard boot in at the 20, cut toward the sidelines, and was suddenly clear for an 80-yard scoring runback. Utin's point kick made it 16-14.

Tech then got its accidental onside kick. A fine effort by Davidson got the ball for Tech just before it was about to bounce out of bounds at FSU's 41.

On third down Stafford passed to Tommy Groom at the 23.

Third down again, and Stafford hit Groom for 16 more at the 10, third down once more, and still at the 10, and Stafford found Francisco all alone to his right and hit him for an easy touchdown. Utin's point made it 23-14 with 5:22 left in the quarter.

Here came the Seminoles again.

A clipping penalty on the kickoff return made it a rough start at the FSU 14.

Pajcic passed to Bill Cox at the 25, then to Moremen at Tech's 46. Moremen took off on a run 13 to the 33.

Pajcic found Taylor with a pass at the 18. Sellers caught one at the six. Moremen raced wide for the touchdown. Roberts' point narrowed Tech's lead to 23-21.

Held at its 24, Tech got off a weak 29-yard punt. Walter Sumner's 12-yard return set up the Seminoles at Tech's 40.

On third down Pajcic passed to Wetherell for 22 at the 18. Moremen raced to the 10. Mankins, in two runs, got the first down at the seven. Pajcic got one on a run, and Moremen got just one. On a rollout, Pajcic was knocked out of bounds a bit over from the goal. FSU called a timeout for a fourth-down play.

Mankins took the ball, rammed the right side. Didn't make it, the officials finally ruled. Tech took over.

Led by Francisco, Tech moved out to the 17, punted. FSU was at its 46 following a 5-yard return by Campbell.

Pajcic passed to Taylor at the 39. Three more passes missed, with Wetherell unable to hang onto the last one at the 20. Hosack's punt rolled out at the three.

Stafford rolled out to the 11. Francisco pounded for a yard, at the 12. Tech punted. FSU started anew at its 46.

Pajcic passed to Mankins at the Tech 49, and Tech was penalized 15, to the 34, for roughing. Moremen sprinted wide to the 24. But two runs gained just four. Then Pajcic, rushed hard by Mooney, threw an errant pass. Ken Whitely intercepted at the 15, ran up to the Tech 35. The clock showed 4:31 remaining.

On third down, needing much, Stafford passed to Francisco at the Tech 47 to keep things going for the Gobblers. Stafford's 9-yard run led on to the 38. FSU held there, utilizing its final timeout with one minute left, just before Tech punted from the 40.

Fisher bobbled the ball, but somehow managed to get off a kick as he was hit - a weak one that Kolbus ran up to FSU's 44.

Pajcic passed to Sellers out of bounds at the 47, then to Mankins down to Tech's 40. Three seconds left, and Pajcic threw a final pass to Wetherell at the 20 as the gun sounded.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
14
0
21
VIRGINIA TECH
9
0
14
0
23

1st   0- 0  Pete Roberts, 26, field goal failed, 10:35
      0- 2  Opp, safety
      0- 9  Opp, 13, pass (kick), 2:45 
2nd   7- 9  Bill Moremen, 3, run (Pete Roberts, kick), 3:52 
3rd  14- 9  Bill Moremen, 7, pass from Gary Pajcic (Pete Roberts, kick), 10:32
     14-16  Opp, 80, punt return/blocked punt (kick), 8:05 
     14-23  Opp, 10, pass (kick), 5:22 
     21-23  Bill Moremen, 6, run (Pete Roberts, kick), 2:42 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 28 15 Rushes-yards 34-111 44-105 Passing 338 165 Att-Comp-Int 56-29-2 23-12-0 Total Yards 90-449 67-270 Punt Returns 7-41 3-81 Kickoff Returns 3-39 2--2 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-20 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 6-37.5 11-40.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 4-48 4-54 Attendance 31,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Bill Moremen 17- 71 Gary Pajcic 7- 34 Jim Mankins 7- 10 Larry Green 1- 8 John Hurst 1- 0 Kim Hammond 1- -12 Receiving Ron Sellers 13- 138 T.K. Wetherell 4- 58 Thurston Taylor 5- 55 Jim Mankins 4- 41 Bill Moremen 2- 36 Billy Cox 1- 10 Passing Gary Pajcic 53-28-2-312 Bill Moremen 2- 1-0- 26 Kim Hammond 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Bill Campbell 3- 20 Walt Sumner 3- 17 Marty Kolbus 1- 4 Kickoff Return Bill Moremen 1- 22 Larry Green 1- 12 T.K. Wetherell 1- 5 Punting John Hosack 6- 225

FLORIDA STATE 32, SOUTH CAROLINA 10

11/05/1966, COLUMBIA, SC

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 11/06/1966, page 1C, by Bill McGrotha

COLUMBIA, SC - With Bill Moremen scoring three touchdowns for the second straight game, Florida State pushed by South Carolina's thoroughly game but most error-prone Gamecocks 32-10 here Saturday.

Behind 10-6 in the second quarter, ahead just 14-10 at the half, the Seminoles intercepted five passes, recovered two fumbles in the final two quarters to break away.

Moremen got FSU's first three 6-pointers, two from 1-yard range, another from seven away.

Big Jim Mankins also scored from the one. FSU's fifth TD was a 10-yard sweep by Larry Green.

FSU, now 4-3 gratefully welcomed the favorable late developments, for kicking specialist Pete Roberts hurt his knee just before halftime and the Seminoles had to improvise, calling on sophomore John Hurst.

With 29,286 homecoming fans sitting pleasantly in cool, fair weather, South Carolina displayed a smooth-running machine in the first half before its late errors brought its seventh setback in eight starts.

After FSU scored on a game-opening drive, a 50-yard kickoff return by Troy McCord precipitated a 30-yard field goal by Johnny Poole.

Then Bob Cole stole a Gary Pajcic pass and the Gamecocks moved 50 yards to a touchdown, by Ben Garnto from the one, on the second play of the second quarter for a 10-6 lead.

FSU's offense, ranked 4th nationally, rolled for 373 yards. The Seminoles, No. 3 nationally in passing, got 173 in the air, somewhat below their average. Pajcic hit on 11 of 18 tosses for 139.

Mankins led the vigorous FSU ground game, cutting out 83 yards in 18 carries. Moremen got 64 in 19. Carolina's Garnto led his mates with 91 in 18. The Gamecocks managed 288 yards overall, 171 on the ground.

Carolina restricted FSU's ace sophomore flanker Ron Sellers to three catches for 73 yards. Mankins caught three, too, for 28.

Once again linebacker Mike Blatt was a prominent FSU figure on defense. Defensive back Walter Sumner had two Pendleton, Marty Kolbus and Blatt stole one each.

Starting FSU center John Stephens saw heavy action despite an injured knee that had figured to sideline him.

At the start, South Carolina, a bit of hard-luck team itself, lost the coin toss for the eight straight time this season. With little wind, FSU chose to receive.

FSU began at its 24. First play, Pajcic dealt the ball to Moremen, then the quarterback floated wide to his left. Moremen quickly threw to him, and Pajcic raced for 24 to the FSU 48.

Nine more plays brought a touchdown.

Moremen dug for 13 to the Gamecocks 39. Mankins got five, Moremen four more, Mankins made it a first down at the 27. Pajcic's 15-yard pass to T. K. Wetherell soon provided another first down, at the 10.

On first down at the seven, Moremen took off on a power slant off the right side and scored. Pete Roberts' point kick was wide to the right, leaving it 6-0.

McCord took the FSU kickoff at the 19 and raced, up the middle 50 yards to FSU's 33.

Garnto got nine in two carries, and Ben Galloway nine in one turn, to the 15. FSU tightened, yielding just two yards in three plays. Poole came in and booted a 30-yard field goal, making it 6-3.

FSU got no further than its 39 on the next series, with Pajcic's long throw to Sellers in his arms and out at the Gamecocks 35.

A bit later Bill Campbell danced 29 yards with a Carolina punt to the Gamecocks 38. But that was immediately counter-balanced by Bob Cole's interception of a Pajcic pass. He ran it up to the 50.

On third down, at the Carolina 45 following a holding penalty, Garnto, from the shot-gun formation, hit Galloway at the FSU 39 to keep things going. Again on third down, at the 39, Garnto ran from the shotgun for 16 to the 23. John Marcotsis ran to the 20, Garnto passed to John Gregory on the 11.

On the last play of the quarter, Marcotsis shot an 11-yard pass to Jim Muivihill for a first down at the one.

Garnto rammed in from there. Poole converted for 10-6.

Rushed hard on third down, Pajcic got off a screen pass to Larry Green and it lost nine yards, back to FSU's 31. John Hosack's punt went just 31 yards, and Carolina had a crack from it's 38.

The running of Garnto and Galloway, coupled with Marcotsis' 11-yard pass to Gregory, moved the Gamecocks to FSU's 35 before the Seminoles called a halt. Poole's 50-yard field-goal try was short.

Backed to the 10 by a holding penalty, nullifying a 30-yard Mankins sweep, Pajcic threw to Sellers up to FSU's 43. Another pass, to Thurston Taylor, got a first down at Carolina's 46.

Carolina held. Hosack's punt was downed on the one-foot line by FSU's Jerry Jones.

Carolina worked the ball up to the nine, punted to its 44.

An offside penalty and Pajcic's 6-yard run moved the sticks to the 33, Jack Fenwick, on a tackle-eligible play, converted a screen pass from Pajcic into a 14-yard gain to the 19.

Fourth-and-four at the 13, and Pajcic passed to Moremen for the first down at the four. Moremen then whacked to the one. After Mankins got nothing up the middle. Moremen slammed to the right for the touchdown.

The Seminoles went for two points, got them, on a Pajcic pass to Taylor, for 14-10 with 1:16 left in the half.

Carolina probed to its 45 before the clock ticked off the first half.

FSU held a narrow edge in total yardage at this point, 167 to 151, with 102 on nine pass completions in 16 tries - already in excess of Carolina's average yeild of 86 via air this season.

John Hurst, subbing for the injured Roberts, booted the second-half kickoff to the 18, with McCord returning it to the 32.

Carolina moved up to the 50, where Calloway fumbled with Charlie Pennie claiming it for the Seminoles at the Carolina 49.

But two plays later Pajcic back to pass fumbled when hit by Lyn Hodges. Gene Schwarting recovered for the Gamecocks at FSU's 42.

A 24-yard Marcotsis pass to Garnto soon put Carolina at the 18. Two plays later Garnto sailed to the four but illegal procedure was called against Carolina, and the Gamecocks were set back on the 18.

Whereupon, Mike Blatt intercepted a Marcotsis pass and wheeled it 14 yards to the 30.

Mankins and Moremen led across midfield, but Carolina held. Hosack punted to the seven.

Galloway's running got Carolina out of the hole, up to the 37.

Then Walter Sumner intercepted a Marcotsis pass to put FSU in business at the Gamecocks 44.

FSU went in from there.

On third down, Pajcic passed to Mankins over the middle, and the big fullback, shredding tacklers, pounded for 17 to the 26. Moremen and Mankins led on to the 15.

On the draw, Mankins romped to the one, fumbled, recovered the ball. Moremen rammed for his third TD. Taylor dropped Pajcic's pass try for two points, leaving it 20-10.

Garnto's running spurred the Gamecocks' to FSU's 47. After a fourth-down penalty for illegal substitution moved the ball to the 42, the Gamecocks punted and it was downed on the FSU one on the last play of the third quarter.

When Hosack punted from the eight, McCord returned it 21 yards to FSU's 26.

But Sumner intercepted Marcotsis' running throw at the 14.

Soon Hosack had to punt again, however, and tackle Joe Komoroski rushed through to partially block it. The ball travelled 19 yards to the FSU 38.

Immediately Garnto fumbled on a sweep and Marty Kalbus covered it for FSU at the 30.

The Seminoles moved quickly to their fourth touchdown.

Pajcic reared back and threw a 39-yard bomb to Sellers at the Carolina 31. On the draw, Mankins got seven. Then with a pitchout, Mankins pushed and shoved for 20 to the four. On third down, Mankins took it from a yard and a half out. Moremen threw on the conversion attempt and Stan Juk intercepted.

Led by Wayne Giardino's decking of Marcotsis for a 9-yard loss, the Seminoles pushed Carolina from its 34 back to the 23, forced a punt, then started new, with Kim Hammond at quarterback on their 35.

Larry Green on a reverse, skipped for 36 to the Gamecocks 19. The movement played out there.

But Larry Pendleton intercepted a Marcotsis throw and ran it 29 yards to the Carolina 10 with 1:30 left. Green scored from there on a sweep. Hurst's point kick failed.

With the help of a roughing penalty, Carolina got across midfield. Kolbus stole a Garnto throw at the 23 with 44 seconds to go.

FSU shrugged off any real try for more points, stuck to the ground, letting the clock run out.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
6
8
6
12
32
SOUTH CAROLINA
3
7
0
0
10

1st   6- 0  Bill Moremen, 7, run (Pete Roberts, kick failed), 10:26
      6- 3  Opp, 30, field goal, 8:03 
2nd   6-10  Opp, 1, run (kick), 14:57
      6-10  Opp, 52, field goal failed
     14-10  Bill Moremen, 1, run (Thurston Taylor, pass from Gary Pajcic), 1:16 
3rd  20-10  Bill Moremen, 1, run (Gary Pajcic, pass failed), 2:02 
4th  26-10  Jim Mankins, 1, run (Bill Moremen, pass intercepted), 7:26 
     32-10  Larry Green, 10, run (John Hurst, kick failed), 1:23 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 17 Rushes-yards 46-200 43-171 Passing 173 117 Att-Comp-Int 25-13-1 23-11-5 Total Yards 71-373 66-288 Punt Returns 3-32 2-18 Kickoff Returns 3-61 6-117 Interception Ret. 5-51 1-19 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 6-33.7 6-34.3 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-2 Penalties-Yds 4-31 5-45 Attendance 29,286 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jim Mankins 18- 83 Bill Moremen 19- 64 Larry Green 4- 53 Bill Gunter 1- 5 John Hurst 1- 0 Gary Pajcic 3- -5 Receiving Ron Sellers 3- 73 Jim Mankins 3- 28 Gary Pajcic 1- 24 T.K. Wetherell 1- 15 Jack Fenwick 1- 14 Chip Glass 1- 10 Bill Moremen 1- 9 Thurston Taylor 1- 9 Larry Green 1- -9 Passing Gary Pajcic 18-11-1-139 Bill Moremen 2- 1-0- 24 Kim Hammond 5- 1-0- 10 Punt Return Bill Campbell 2- 33 Walt Sumner 1- -1 Kickoff Return Bill Moremen 2- 44 Jim Mankins 1- 17 Punting John Hosack 6- 206 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mike Blatt . . . . . 1- 13 . . . . . . Walt Sumner . . . . . 2- 9 . . . . . . Larry Pendleton . . . . . 1- 29 . . . . . . Marty Kolbus . . . . . 1- 0 . . 1- 0 . . . Charles Pennie . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

SYRACUSE 37, FLORIDA STATE 21

11/12/1966, SYRACUSE, NY

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 11/13/1966, page 1C, by Bill McGrotha

SYRACUSE, NY - Saving his best for the last, All-American Floyd Little scored three times on runs of exactly 24 yards, leading Syracuse to a rather easy 37-21 conquest of Florida State before 35,405 bellowing fans here Saturday afternoon.

It was Syracuse's 7th straight victory, after two opening losses, and for Little, playing his last home game, it was a really brilliant climax to sensational doings in Archibold Stadium.

Hindered through much of his senior season by shin splints, a sore ankle and a calcium and iron deficiency that caused him to lose 16-pounds during one early stretch, Little was never finer than on this day.

He picked up 193 yards in 25 carries. He also contributed a run for two extra points.

Hobbled early by its own mistakes, by penalties, plus 230-pound fullback Larry Csonka, the Seminoles received a crushing affliction in the second quarter when star sophomore flanker Ron Sellers walked slowly to the dressing room, with a shoulder injury. Early indications are that it is dislocated.

It was reasonably pleasant for a wintry afternoon hereabouts, with the temperature about 45 degrees, the sky overcast but no rain or snow. Syracuse wasn't long putting FSU's back to the wall.

A poor punt that provided Syracuse a chance at the FSU 31 paved Little's first touchdown. Minutes later he got another as the Orangemen drove from a fumble recovery at the FSU 32.

Then FSU waged a big goal line stand - after Syracuse had a first down at its four - but that went for naught when the Seminoles punted out of the hole and Tony Kyasky raced 44 yards on the runback for a 20-0 Syracuse lead.

FSU got on the board just before halftime, moving 47 yards, with Gary Pajcic climaxing the movement with a 4-yard scoring pass to Thurston Taylor.

Syracuse drove from the second-half kickoff to another TD, with Csonka scoring from the one. Alex Gousseff soon kicked a 31-yard field goal to make it 30-7.

Kim Hammond replaced Pajcic and guided FSU to its last two touchdowns, with Larry Green scoring from eight yards out and Hammond passing to Johnny Hurst on an 8-yard screen for the other. In between Syracuse got its final touchdown on Little's last 24-yard scamper.

Syracuse, with 337 yards on the ground, had 368 in total offense. FSU got 269, with 242 of it passing, on 23 completions in 41 attempts. Hammond hit 11 of 16 for 131, Pajcic 12 of 25 for 111.

The Orangemen put on a near-errorless performance as they tightened their bid for a bowl. They lost no fumbles, had no passes intercepted. FSU had two throws stolen, lost one fumble.

Csonka backed Little's running with 65 yards in 17 carries. Bill Cox led FSU receivers with seven catches for 100 yards, Lane Fenner caught six for 42, Taylor four for 48, Sellers three for just 15.

The Seminoles, now even at 4-4, close at home against Wake Forest, then Maryland.

Florida State was in trouble from the word go.

The Seminoles chose to receive after winning the coin toss. T.K. Wetherell, on the first play, slipped and fell as Pajcic threw to him, incomplete. Two plays later Pajcic, back to throw, got tossed for a 13-yard loss back at the 10.

John Hosack's punt was a bit weak and Syracuse got a start on the FSU 31.

An offside penalty was a key as FSU held Syracuse's first two runs to a net gain of two yards. With the help of a penalty Syracuse was at the 24 on third down.

Little headed off right tackle, then suddenly swerved outside, got a block, and went the route. Walter Sumner tore in to block Alex Gousseff's point-after kick, but Sumner was called offsides and FSU penalized.

Now Syracuse went for two, and Little got the points with a run, for an 8-0 lead.

On the kickoff, Larry Green raced with the ball to about the 18, stopped and threw back toward the trailing Moremen, but the pass was wild and FSU lost ground to the six.

A Pajcic pass to Thornton Taylor gained 18, and an offside penalty against Syracuse helped FSU to the 31.

Suddenly Moremen ripped off left tackle and cut outside, moving for 44 yards to the Syracuse 24.

But Pajcic, trying to pass, got hit from behind, fumbled. Herb Strecker recovered for Syracuse at the 30.

Oley Allen immediately swept 20 yards to the 50. Csonka, in two cracks, got a first down at the 39. On third down, Cassata passed to Ed Schreck at the 24 to keep things going.

And there came Little again, going wide and getting big blocking, then cutting back inside for the touchdown. Gousseff's point kick was wide, leaving it 14-0.

Green brought the kickoff up to FSU's 31. But the Seminoles couldn't move. Hosack punted and Little returned it nine yards to the Syracuse 31.

Allen's 22-yard romp on a scissors play put Syracuse at FSU's 40. Little in two plays, moved the sticks to the 18. Csonka bulled for 14 and a first down on the four.

Csonka got nothing. Little slammed to the one. Csonka went to the one foot line. Csonka hit the left side, gained not an inch. FSU took over.

Mankins, on his first run of the day, got FSU up to its two as the quarter ended.

But when FSU punted on third down, Kyasky took it and raced through the middle for 44 yards and a touchdown. Dick Murphy's point try was wide, and it was 20-0.

Green was almost loose on the kickoff runback, going 38 to the FSU 48. Sellers was hurt on this series as he collided with a defender as he raced for a long throw. Pajcic's pass to Taylor got FSU a first down at the Syracuse 37 on a 19-yard play. Other passes failed here, and on fourth down at the 31 Stecker intercepted as FSU went for the yardage.

A holding penalty helped check the Orangemen and, for the first time, they had to punt.

Three incomplete passes, and FSU kicked back, from its 22. Little returned it nine yards to the Syracuse 49.

End H.T. Waller led an FSU stand. After a call for offensive pass interference, Syracuse was set back on its 29 and punted again.

The Seminoles moved 57 yards to a touchdown. Two short passes to Fenner left FSU just short of a first down at the Syracuse 47, and Moremen made it on a fourth-down gamble.

Bill Cox made a sharp catch of a Pajcic throw at the 27, a 19-yard gain. On the screen, Green raced to the 14.

Pajcic hit Fenner with a first-down pass at the four. On third down there, Pajcic found Taylor, open in the end zone with a touchdown strike. Frank Loner kicked the point, narrowing it to 20-7.

On Little's running, Syracuse moved 26 yards to FSU's 40 before passes failed. The Orangemen punted and FSU had time for one short run by Mankins before the gun signalled intermission.

At this stage Little had run 11 times for 102 yards and 14 points.

Syracuse retained its good-field position pattern after taking the second-half kickoff. A piling-on penalty as Little returned gave Syracuse a start at its 46.

Csonka rammed for seven, Little for five. Then Little, in two cracks, got to the 39. Allen, on the scissors, knocked off six.

Little slipped through, dug on for 19 to the five. On third down, Csonka scored from a yard out. Gousseff's point kick made it 27-7.

Backed to its 14 by a clipping call, FSU couldn't get out. Pajcic's long, long toss was intercepted by Bill Zanieski at the Syracuse 42.

Csonka and Little led a running charge to FSU's 30, where Cassata hit Streck with a pass at the 16.

FSU gave up just two more yards in three plays. On fourth down Gousseff kicked a 31-yard field goal for 30-7.

With Kim Hammond at quarterback, the Seminoles 12-yard pass to Cox, another 12-yarder to Chip Glass lifted FSU to its 47 as the quarter ended - one in which FSU had the ball for just seven offensive plays. Short passes to Fenner and Cox led on to Syracuse's 42. An illegal-receiver-downfield call quickly pushed FSU back to its 42.

Then, on a nifty play, Hammond handed to Mankins, who lateralled back to Hammond, who threw long to Cox for a 40-yard gain to the Syracuse 18.

After Hammond lost nine, a personal foul against Syracuse put the Seminoles at the 14. Hammond passed to Cox for a first down at the eight.

Green hit toward right tackle, cut wide and scored. Loner's point kick cut it to 30-14.

FSU's onside kick try appeared to have been recovered by the Seminoles but officials ruled it had gone out of bounds first after a Syracuse man touched it. Syracuse was awarded the ball at its 37.

Csonka and Little led to midfield. Suddenly Cassata got loose on a 23-yard ramble to the FSU 27.

At the 24 - the magic-mark for the guy - Little hit the left side, was soon through and clear for a touchdown stomp. Gouseff's point made it 37-14 with 8:15 left.

Green danced with the kickoff back to the one, got loose, and turned it on for a 46-yard runback to FSU 47.

A heavy blitz wrecked a draw play, however, and the Seminoles got nowhere. Hosack punted, and Syracuse stood at its 24.

Syracuse fans were hollering "we want more," but after three plays Syracuse punted back and FSU had a crack from its 44.

Short passes to Fenner and Cox got the Tribe to the Syracuse 40. Fenner caught an 18-yarder at the 22, Cox a 14-yarder at the eight.

On fourth down there, Hammond shot a screen pass to Hurst, who climaxed his swift steps by diving over for the touchdown with exactly one minute left. Loner's kick made it 37-21.

FSU's onside kick failed to go 10 yards and Syracuse had it at FSU's 47. Syracuse killed the clock, muchly satisfied despite those continuing chants of "we want more."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
0
14
21
SYRACUSE
14
6
10
7
37

1st   0- 8  Opp, 24, run (run), 12:08
      0-14  Opp, 24, run (kick failed), 8:00 
2nd   0-20  Opp, 44, punt return/blocked punt (kick failed), 14:13
      7-20  Thurston Taylor, 4, pass from Gary Pajcic (Frank Loner, kick), 1:27 
3rd   7-27  Opp, 1, run (kick), 10:36
      7-30  Opp, 31, field goal, 2:14 
4th  14-30  Larry Green, 8, run (Frank Loner, kick), 11:34
     14-37  Opp, 24, run (kick), 8:15 
     21-37  John Hurst, 7, pass from Kim Hammond (Frank Loner, kick), 1:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 15 20 Rushes-yards 20- 27 56-337 Passing 242 31 Att-Comp-Int 41-23-2 7-3-0 Total Yards 61-269 63-368 Punt Returns 1-9 5-67 Kickoff Returns 7-153 1-22 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 4-33.8 4-34.8 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-0 Penalties-Yds 5-46 7-62 Attendance 35,405 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Bill Moremen 7- 46 Larry Green 3- 11 Jim Mankins 5- 4 Kim Hammond 1- -9 Gary Pajcic 4- -25 Receiving Billy Cox 7- 100 Thurston Taylor 4- 48 Lane Fenner 6- 42 Larry Green 1- 16 Ron Sellers 3- 15 Chip Glass 1- 13 John Hurst 1- 8 Passing Kim Hammond 16-11-0-131 Gary Pajcic 25-12-2-111 Punt Return Walt Sumner 1- 9 Kickoff Return Larry Green 4- 112 T.K. Wetherell 1- 22 Jim Mankins 2- 19 Punting John Hosack 4- 135 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marty Kolbus 5 5 10 . . . . . . . . . Mike Blatt 2 7 9 . . . . . . . . . Butch Riser 3 5 8 . . . 1 . . . . . Walt Sumner 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Chuck Elliott 2 4 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Wayne Giardino 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Larry Pendleton . 5 5 . . . . . . . . . Charles Pennie . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Doug Gurr . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Chuck Eason 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Harvey Zion 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . H.T. Waller 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Jay Mac Matthews 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . John Stephens 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Dale McCullers 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Bill Campbell 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chip Glass . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Billy Cox 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 28, WAKE FOREST 0

11/19/1966, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 11/20/1966, page 1C, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In front 14-0 before Wake Forest got a first down, Florida State embellished a 28-0 homecoming football victory here Saturday afternoon with the longest scoring pass play in its history.

Teaming on the 86-yard payoff in the third quarter were Gary Pajcic and Ron Sellers, the two hot sophomores who have been doing this sort of thing since they were teammates at Jacksonville Paxon High.

FSU dealt a third straight shutout to Wake Forest - indeed, the Deacons haven't scored a point on the Seminoles through 15 consecutive quarters, dating back to early action in the 1960 game. FSU won the last two times out by 35-0 scores.

But the Seminoles' fifth victory in nine starts this year wasn't so easy, at that. After FSU jumped in front 14-0 the Deacons cut out first downs on the Seminoles five and 13-yard lines.

Even after FSU made it 21-0, the Deacons kept coming stoutly. They got another first down on the 13, and twice penatrated to the Seminoles' 22.

This homecoming success, wrought before 29,176 on a clear pleasant day, was perhaps an especially satisfying one for Coach Bill Peterson. Despite some big moments, his Seminoles have only once before won more than four games in a single season - the memorable 8-1-1 run of 1964.

FSU has a chance to enhance its record in a closing game here next Saturday against Maryland.

The Seminoles weren't long putting some points on the board. They drove 71 yards after the opening kickoff, with Bill Moreman scoring from the one.

After a Thurston Taylor punt backed Wake Forest to the one, T.K. Wetherell took a return boot by the Deacons and zipped 36 yards to the four, from where Larry Green scored on the next play.

Perhaps as big a play as any was Walter Sumner's interception of a Wake Foerst pass before intermission, after the Deaons got that first down at the five. FSU picked off three Wake passes, with Mike Blatt and Clint Burton bagging one each.

FSU's last touchdown - the Seminoles got one in each quarter - was on Jim Mankins' hard burst through the middle from the 13. He shook off three tacklers on the trip.

Frank Loner added extra points after each FSU touchdown, running his 2-game record to 7-for-7. Sophomore Loner was pressed into service after specialist Pete Roberts was lost for the season on an injury.

Completing eight of 12 passes for 179 yards, Pajcic came within five of Steve Tensi's season mark of 121 completions at FSU. Pajcic now has hit on 116 of 213 for 1,471 yards.

Seller's three receptions, for 136 yards, lifted his season's total to 50, just seven shy of Fred Biletnikoff's one-season mark.

FSU ran up 364 yards of offense, including 261 via air. Wake got 271, with 143 on the ground. Ken Hauswald led the Deacons with 73 yards in nine carries. The Deacons' two quarterbacks, Ken Erickson and Jimmy Arrington, put 30 passes in the air, but connected on just 11.

That 86-yard scoring pass topped an FSU record dating back to 1950, when Nelson Italiano and Eddie Gray got together for an 80-yarder against Newberry.

At the beginning Florida State had first turn with the football, winning the coin toss, electing to receive. Green ran the kickoff back from the FSU one to the 29.

Three runs, including an eight yarder by Pajcic and a 6-yarder by Moremen, brought a first down on the 44.

A 7-yard pass to Taylor and keeper pushed the Seminoles on to the Deacons' 31. Then Moremen grabbed a screen pass and cruised behind two blockers for 21 more, to the eight.

Moremen cracked to the four, Mankins to the one, and Moremen took it in from there. Frank Loner's point kick made it 7-0 with 5:05 gone in the game.

A relatively short kickoff, coupled with a 24-yard return, gave Wake Forest good starting position at its 41.

Marty Kolbus broke up a tackle-eligible pass try in a key play that blunted that initial bid. The Deacons punted to FSU's 18.

Moremen promptly tore loose for a 25-yard romp to the Seminole 43. The Deacons got tough there, and Taylor boomed a 38-yard punt on his first ever varsity boot. Wake got no further than its 30, punted again, to FSU's 24.

Sellers streaked downfield, grabbed a 36-yard throw from Pajcic at the Wake 40. The Deacons' hard rush on Pajcic brought two incompletions, and soon Taylor punted. Billy Cox batted the ball back just as it was about to go over the goal line and Edwin Pope downed it on the one.

When the Deacons, after working the ball up to the eight, kicked out of the hole, Wetherell tucked it in and skipped 36 yards to the Wake four.

Green scored with a sweep to the left on the third play in the second quarter. Loner added the point to extend it to 14-0.

A Deacon punt netted just 21 yards, providing FSU with a fresh chance at its 39.

Mankins' smashes spurred FSU to the Wake 45, where the Deacons tightened. Taylor punted, and it was downed on the two, with Green batting it back from its goalward course.

Erickson, running the keeper, provided Wake with its initial first down on a sweep to the 14. A 24-yard Erickson pass to Eddie Arrington lifted the Deacons to their 40.

The Seminoles gave no more ground on that movement. Wake punted.

Short passes to Taylor and Chip Glass, coupled with the game's first penalty - offsides against Wake Forest - were keys in lifting FSU from its 34 to the Deacon's 40. But Mankins, bidding for a first down, fumbled, and end Tom Steutzer emerged with his fourth recovery of the season for Wake.

Suddenly, the Deacons moved with passes. Eddie Arrington caught an 11-yarder, then a 10-yarder. Ken Henry followed with a 9-yard grab, then a 10-yarder for a first down at the FSU 20.

Erickson on a keeper, sprinted to the five before Butch Riser nailed him. On a second down, with 32 seconds left in the half, Sumner dashed in front of Henry in the end zone and made his fourth interception of the year.

And FSU was content to let the clock die after taking the ball out to the 20.

The Seminoles arrived at intermission throwing the fewest passes in any first half this season, with Pajcic completing six of nine for 85 yards. FSU led in total yardage, 176 to 111.

Two lightning-like plays put Wake Forest on the Seminoles' 13 as the third-quarter unfolded.

Andy Heck raced for 42 yards to the FSU 45 with the kickoff, with Riser finally bagging him and averting a possible all-the-way ramble.

Then Hauswald, on a slant off tackle, broke for 32 to the 13 before Sumner nailed him.

But Jimmy Johnson lost two, and Hauswald got just four to the 11. On third down Mike Blatt whipped through to dump a retreating Erickson for a 5-yard loss, back to the 16.

Chick George tried a field goal. It was wide.

With the ball out to the 20, Mankins got racked for a 6-yard loss on a pitch-back.

Then Pajcic went back, aimed for Sellers, who cuddled the ball in on the run at the FSU 45 and went the route on an 86-yard play.

Chasing him, never appearing to be more than a step or so behind, was Butch Baker, former track man at Jacksonville's Forrest High. But Sellers slowed down not a bit and Baker couldn't gain.

Loner's point brought it to 21-0.

Right back came the Deacons. Erickson's running led to midfield. Hauswald, on the draw, pounded for 19 to the FSU 35. A personal-foul against FSU soon helped Wake Forest to a first down at the 13. But Chuck Eason's decking of Heck for a 2-yard loss sparked a stand that ended with another futile field-goal try by George.

Wake Forest remained aggressive, and the Seminoles punted. But Blatt intercepted an Erickson toss to give the Seminoles a crack from the Wake 34.

Kim Hammond came in at quarterback. Three plays found FSU back at the 40, with Hammond tossed for an 11-yard loss on one. When Taylor punted, roughing was called and FSU got new life at the 24.

It soon came to fourth down again, at the 21. The Seminoles went for it, with Hammond passing to Billy Rhodes at the 13 on a tackle-eligible play.

On the first play of the last quarter, Mankins broke three tackles as he rammed 13 yards for the TD. Loner again kicked the point, 28-0.

Minutes later a defensive-holding call against FSU on a Wake Forest punt kept the Deacons going at the Seminoles' 43.

On Heck's running Wake got to the 22. But it came to fourth down at the 26, and Jimmy Arrington's pass was intercepted by Clint Burton.

FSU probed to the Deacon's 47, punted. The Deacons soon returned the favor.

Hammond uncorked a bomb that went about 45 yards in the air, with Wetherell on the catching end, converting it into a gain of 53 to the Wake 26.

But Andy Harper intercepted another Hammond throw, ran it up to the Deacons' 40.

Arrington completed passes to Henry, Rick White and Heck to propel the Deacons to FSU's 31 with 19 seconds left. Henry caught another at the 22. John Crowe broke up an on-target throw to David Smith in the end zone. Another end-zone shot, on the game's last play, also fell harmlessly.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
7
7
7
7
28

1st   7- 0  Bill Moremen, 1, run (Frank Loner, kick), 8:55 
2nd  14- 0  Larry Green, 4, run (Frank Loner, kick), 13:44
3rd  14- 0  Opp, 33, field goal failed, 12:31
     21- 0  Ron Sellers, 85, pass from Gary Pajcic (Frank Loner, kick), 11:42
     21- 0  Opp, 29, field goal failed, 6:53 
4th  28- 0  Jim Mankins, 13, run (Frank Loner, kick), 14:53


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 15 Rushes-yards 33-103 39-143 Passing 261 128 Att-Comp-Int 22-12-1 30-11-3 Total Yards 55-364 69-271 Punt Returns 5-72 3-12 Kickoff Returns 1-28 5-124 Interception Ret. 3-26 1-20 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 5-38.0 6-36.7 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 3-35 3-25 Attendance 29,176 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Bill Moremen 8- 36 Jim Mankins 11- 28 Gary Pajcic 5- 20 Larry Green 8- 16 John Hurst 1- 3 Receiving Ron Sellers 3- 136 T.K. Wetherell 2- 59 Bill Moremen 1- 23 Thurston Taylor 3- 19 Jim Mankins 1- 9 Bill Rhodes 1- 8 Chip Glass 1- 7 Passing Gary Pajcic 12- 8-0-179 Kim Hammond 9- 4-1- 82 Bill Moremen 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return T.K. Wetherell 1- 36 Walt Sumner 3- 12 Butch Riser 1- 4 Kickoff Return Larry Green 1- 28 Punting Thurston Taylor 4- 165 John Hosack 1- 25 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mike Blatt . . . . . 1- 14 . . . . . . Clint Burton . . . . . 1- 12 . . . . . . Walt Sumner . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 45, MARYLAND 21

11/26/1966, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 11/27/1966, page 1C, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Obviously out to justify its place in the Sun Bowl, Florida State's football team whomped Maryland 45-21 here Saturday night as Gary Pajcic broke two school records.

Ahead 24-0 at halftime, the Seminoles won laughing. With 20,252 looking on - including two Wyoming scouts - the Seminoles scored pretty much as they pleased, and Pajcic was at quarterback only about half the time.

FSU closed with a 6-4 record. The Sun Bowl had picked the Seminoles for a Christmas Eve date with Wyoming earlier in the wek when they were 5-4. There were no strings attached to the Maryland game.

Pajcic, though off-target early, completed nine of 19 passes for 109 yards. With 39 yards running, he boosted his total offense for the year to 1735, breaking the FSU one-season record Steve Tensi held with 1637.

Moving his passing figures for the season to 125 completions in 232 tries, Pajcic also broke Tensi's one-season mark of 121 completions.

Pajcic's favorite battery-mate, Ron Sellers, a fellow sophomore caught five throws, just two short of Fred Biletnikoff's one-season FSU standard of 57.

FSU scored, in sequence, on:

Frank Loner's 39-yard field goal, Pajcic's 7-yard pass to Thurston Taylor, Larry Green's 2-yard sweep, Kim Hammond's 20-yard pass to Billy Cox, Jim Mankins' one-yard run, Bill Moremen's 6-yard plunge and Johnny Hurst's 7-yard whack up the middle.

After FSU got ahead 31-0, Maryland came on with Alan Pastrana passing for three touchdowns. Billy Van Heusen caught two, on plays covering 13 and 33 yards. Chip Myrtle grabbed the other on a 44-yard play.

The Seminoles, ranked fifth nationally in passing offense and seventh nationally in total offense going in, racked up 440 yards, 287 via air, 153 on the ground.

Hammond had his best game, hitting 12 of 16 throws for 169 yards. He also ran for 38.

Cox caught six throws for 118.

Maryland had 302 yards overall, with 162 passing, got some good running from Billy Lovett, who knocked off 93 yards in 11 carries, and Ernie Torain, 61 in 15.

Maryland came out running, with Dave Stofa a suprise starter at quarterback. Starting from their 27 after the opening kickoff, Maryland drove quickly on the ground, in six plays, to FSU's 49.

It came to a fourth-and-one running gamble there, with the Terps getting the needed yardage, but a flag was down. Maryland punted to FSU's 33 after an illegal-procedure call.

Green struck for 21 yards on a Pajcic pass, but the Seminoles bogged down just across midfield. Taylor's punt rolled into the end zone.

On a sweep, Lovett sprinted 25 yards to the Terp 48, where Butch Riser finally got him out of bounds.

Rushed hard, Stofa threw long, and Riser picked it off for the Seminoles at the FSU 20. But Pajcic was overshooting his receivers, and Taylor punted again, to Maryland's 34.

Moments later Ernie Torain fumbled on a run, and John Crowe recovered the ball for FSU at the Maryland 44.

Moremen pounded for three, then swept for 18, to the 23.

But three plays netted just a yard. In came Loner to boot a 39-yard field goal, with the ball hitting the crossbar and then going over. FSU led 3-0.

Spurred by Stofa's 12-yard pass to Rick Carlson, the Terrapins were knocking at the 50 as the first quarter ended.

The Terps pushed on to the 39, where a fourth-down try for a field goal by Bernardo Bramson was short.

With Pajcic running for 19 in three carries, and throwing short to T.K. Wetherell, the Seminoles moved to Maryland's 42. On third down, Pajcic threw to Cox for 16 at the 28 - and that was the one that broke Tensi's one-season completion record.

A pass-interference call - a Terp was holding Sellers - paced FSU at the 11.

Moremen got to the seven in two carries, and Pajcic hit Taylor in the end zone for the touchdown. Loner's point kick missed, leaving it 9-0.

A hard rush on Stofa soon forced a fumble that Wayne McDuffie claimed for the Seminoles at Maryland's 20.

Pajcic ran for eight and Moremen got a first down, in two cracks, at the eight. Green got four, Mankins two. Green swept, then cut back in for the touchdown from the two. Pajcic connected with a pass to Cox in the end zone for 17-0.

On Lovett's 22-yard romp Maryland sped to FSU's 47.

Passes failed there - including Billy Van Heusen's fourth-down one on a fake punt. FSU took over, and Hammond soon shot a 26-yard pass to Sellers at the Maryland 28, with a personal foul helping FSU on the 16. Hammond ran for 12. A pass missed. Green slipped, fell and lost eight yards on a screen.

But on fourth down Hammond found Cox sweeping into the end zone and hit him easily with a toss for the touchdown. Loner converted for 24-0. With 18 seconds left in the half.

FSU almost got another before intermission. Mike Patryn fumbled the kickoff return, with Walter Sumner recovering for FSU at the Maryland 46. A personal-foul call put FSU at the 31. Hammond put one in Fenner's hands at the 12, just before the gun sounded.

An exchange of kicks early in the third quarter left FSU in the hole. Van Heusen had punted a 43-yarder to FSU's 18, and the Seminoles were penalized to the nine on a clipping call.

Three quick runs changed things. Pajcic swept to the left for 14. Then Hammond came in, swept to the right for 14. Mankins hit the middle for 12, to FSU's 49.

Back came Pajcic, throwing to Cox for 12. Next play he sailed a 35-yarder into Cox's hands at the four. Moremen ripped to the one, and Mankins scored from there. Loner's point made it 31-0.

A personal-foul penalty, coupled with a 9-yard pass, lifted Maryland to its 43. Torain got 10, and Pastrana passed to Van Heusen for 28 at the 20. Pastrana sneaked for two. Then he threw to Van Heusen at the five, and the split end pulled away from a tackler to score. Bramson's point cut it to 31-7.

FSU's Ken Hart claimed Maryland's on side kick at the 37, Sellers caught a Hammond pass for 11, Mankins one for 16, and FSU was soon at the Terps' 37. Hammond ran for eight, passed to Fenner for 10 at the six.

Moremen cut in from the right side and scored from there. Loner's kick extended 38-7 with seconds to go in the third quarter.

Shortly, a 57-yard Van Heusen punt backed FSU to its 10.

When FSU kicked out, Maryland had a crack from the Seminoles' 43.

Three runs and a penalty later, Pastrana tossed to Myrtle, who broke a tackle, and scored on a 44-yard play.

The point kick changed the score to 38-14.

The Seminoles promptly moved 65 yards for another payoff, directed by Hammond.

Catches for 10 yards by Cox and 22 by Taylor were early keys. Cox grabbed a 25-yard toss to set things up on the seven, and Hurst crashed up the middle for the touchdown from there. Loner kicked the point for 45-14.

Helped along by another 15-yard penalty, Maryland moved to FSU's 33. Pastrana threw from there to Van Heusen, who broke from a tackle once again and scored. Bramson narrowed it to 45-21 with 2:16 left.

Bill Burkhardt came on for his first quaterback action for FSU. Soon John Hosack punted, and Maryland got in position for a last shot from midfield. Pastrana's last-play pass was intercepted by Crowe down deep.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MARYLAND
0
0
7
14
21
FLORIDA STATE
3
21
14
7
45

1st   3- 0  Frank Loner, 39, field goal, 2:10 
2nd   3- 0  Opp, 55, field goal failed, 12:27
      9- 0  Thurston Taylor, 7, pass from Gary Pajcic (Frank Loner, kick failed), 7:05 
     17- 0  Larry Green, 2, run (Billy Cox, pass from Gary Pajcic), 2:56 
     24- 0  Billy Cox, 20, pass from Kim Hammond (Frank Loner, kick), 0:18 
3rd  31- 0  Jim Mankins, 1, run (Frank Loner, kick), 7:38 
     31- 7  Opp, 18, pass (kick)
     38- 7  Bill Moremen, 6, run (Frank Loner, kick), 0:00 
4th  38-14  Opp, 44, pass (kick), 9:33 
     45-14  John Hurst, 7, run (Frank Loner, kick), 5:13 
     45-21  Opp, 34, pass (kick), 2:16 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 13 Rushes-yards 39-153 30-140 Passing 287 162 Att-Comp-Int 37-22-0 22-11-2 Total Yards 76-440 52-302 Punt Returns 1--3 3-20 Kickoff Returns 3-49 8-137 Interception Ret. 2-7 0-0 Fumble Returns 3-0 0-0 Punts 5-38.8 3-39.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-3 Penalties-Yds 5-60 5-64 Attendance 20,252 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Bill Moremen 9- 39 Kim Hammond 5- 38 Gary Pajcic 5- 36 Jim Mankins 10- 28 John Hurst 2- 10 Bill Burkhardt 1- 5 Larry Green 7- -3 Receiving Billy Cox 6- 118 Ron Sellers 5- 67 Lane Fenner 4- 39 Thurston Taylor 2- 30 Jim Mankins 2- 15 Larry Green 2- 13 T.K. Wetherell 1- 5 Passing Kim Hammond 16-12-0-169 Gary Pajcic 19- 9-0-109 Bill Burkhardt 2- 1-0- 9 Punt Return Bill Campbell 1- -3 Kickoff Return Larry Green 2- 35 Jim Mankins 1- 14 Punting Thurston Taylor 4- 162 John Hosack 1- 32 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Crowe . . . . . 1- 7 . . 1- 0 . . . Butch Riser . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Wayne McDuffie . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

WYOMING 28, FLORIDA STATE 20

12/24/1966, Sun Bowl, El Paso, Tx

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 12/25/1966, page 1C, by Bill McGrotha

EL PASO, TX - Kim Hammond came off the bench to throw three touchdown passes for Florida State, but it wasn't enough to handle Wyoming's really fierce Cowboys, who fought from behind and won 28-20 here Saturday in the 32nd annual Sun Bowl.

The Cowboy's rugged pass rush put a severe crimp into the style of Gary Pajcic, the Seminoles starting quarterback.

Wyoming made the most of its scoring chances. The Seminoles didn't.

Showing a national television audience estimated in excess of 15 million people - plus a crowd here of 24,380 - that its No. 1 ranking in rushing defense was no fluke, Wyoming racked FSU for minus 21 yards running.

The Seminoles netted 293 yards on passes, completing 17 of 35, but Wyoming outdid them in total defense, 364 to 272. Spurred by 211-pound Jim Kiick, who cut out 135 yards in 25 carries, Wyoming bagged 229 yards on the ground, 135 via air on nine completions in 27 throws.

Though heralded kicking specialist Jerry DePoyster wasn't quite up to his billing - missing a couple of field goal tries and getting off some mediocre punts - he managed to keep FSU in a hole with his punts. Despite one 11-yarder, DePoyster averaged 37.3 on eight boots. John Hosack did a bright job for FSU on punting, averaging 40 yards on eight kicks, frequently neatly angled out of bounds.

Wyoming went ahead 7-0 in the first quarter after a 32-yard punt runback by Vic Washington set it up at FSU's 31. Kiick scored from one yard out.

Checked without a first down in the opening quarter, FSU tied it on Hammond's 49-yard bomb to Ron Sellers. Soon after the Seminoles went ahead 14-7 as T.K. Wetherell converted a short sidelines pass from Hammond into a spectacular 59-yard payoff.

Wyoming rallied quickly in the third quarter to go ahead 21-14. Driving 74 yards from the kickoff, the Cowboys scored on Rick Egloff's 39-yard pass to Jerry Marion. Just a bit later, after FSU got backed to its eight and punted out to the 48, Kiick got loose and scored on a 43-yard power sweep.

FSU moved to Wyoming's 10 after a fumble recovery at the 31, but an interception stymied that bid. Moments later Pajcic returned to direct a long push to Wyoming's three. But the Cowboys rose up and held.

With 2:42 remaining Wyoming scored on Egloff's 14-yard run. FSU got a final TD on Hammond's 23-yarder to Sellers with 1:00 left.

One ironical and possible pertinent aspect of the game resulted in FSU kicking off to Wyoming in both the first and second half. On the coin toss, conducted well before the kickoff for benefit of television, FSU won the toss and elected to kick in order to take wind advantage. The irony was that the wind shifted the other way before the kickoff.

Pajcic hit eight of 19 passes for 78 yards, Hammond nine of 15 for 205. Sellers caught six for 160. FSU defensive standouts included Marty Kolbus and Larry Pendleton, each credited with seven tackles.

In the beginning FSU put Wyoming in a hole. Vic Washington fumbled the game-opening kickoff, recovered but was knocked down at the Wyoming seven.

Three plays got just eight yards, and DePoyster's first punt was a 34-yarder. The Seminoles couldn't move from the Wyoming 48, though Pajcic completed his first two passes. On third down, Pajcic's toss over the middle was intercepted by Dick Speights at the Cowboy 27.

Kiick's running led to a first down, but a clipping call helped check the movement. A DePoyster punt of 45 yards put FSU back on its 26.

Wyoming's terrific rush resulted in a loss of two yards after three FSU runs. Thurston Taylor punted a 40-yarder that Washington tucked in. Suddenly he was loose on a 32-yard runback to FSU's 31, where Jim Mankins, last Seminole in his path, nailed him.

Egloff promptly passed to Washington at the 10. Mike Davenport caught another running pass for nine yards, down to the one. Kiick dived over the middle for the touchdown, and DePoyster's point-after made it 7-0.

Larry Green returned the kickoff 25 yards to FSU's 29. A Pajcic pass to Taylor gained to the 37, but downs ran out. John Hosack punted to Wyoming's 32.

Egloff's 13-yard pass to Marion lifted Wyoming to its 48. Kiick knocked off six to FSU's 46. The Seminoles tightened and on third down offensive pass interference against Wyoming slapped the Cowboys back to their 39.

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a 2-yard loss on third down.

When Hosack punted, however, Washington fumbled, and Moremen was there to get the ball for FSU at Wyoming's 49.

Immediately, Hammond dropped back and pegged one to Sellers, who had raced behind Washington, catching the ball at the nine, the flanker sailed in for the TD. Frank Loner's point kick tied it 7-7 with 5:21 left in the half.

Pete Roberts tried an onside kick for FSU. But the ball didn't go the necessary 10 yards. Wyoming took over at FSU's 48.

Joe Kinnan's racking of Kiick for no gain on third down stopped the Cowboys at the 40. DePoyster's punt was a poor one, 11 yards to the 20.

On the quarterbcak draw, Hammond dug for 10. After an offsides penalty put the Tribe back to the 31, Hammond passed to Glass at the 41. Then Hammond hit Wetherell with a sidelines shot.

Making a reaching, difficult catch, Wetherell spun away from defender Speights, then sped down the sidelines. Safety Paul Tuscano caught him too late. His diving tackle brought Wetherell down as he crossed the goal line on the 59-yard play.

Loner made it 14-7 with his conversion.

A roughing penalty against FSU on Mike Davenport's kickoff return provided Wyoming with good position at FSU's 46 with 1:30 remaining before intermission.

It could have been a 21-7 ball game, but Walt Sumner dropped what looked like an easy interception with an open field in from of him.

After Charles Pennie and Kinnan whacked Egloff for a loss of nine, the quarterback passed to Kiick at the FSU 25. Then Egloff ran to the 14.

Sumner's superb defensive play averted what surely would have been a Wyoming touchdown. A receiver was open in the end zone as Egloff threw, but Sumner raced across to bat it down at the last moment. Two more passes were off target.

On fourth down, Wyoming faked a field goal, with Toscano raising up and throwing, incomplete.

FSU took over with five seconds showing on the clock. Moremen ran wide for a few yards as time ran out.

Wyoming tied it up quickly after taking the second-half kickoff and starting at its 26.

After Kiick got eight, Egloff spun away on a sweep to FSU's 47.

Kiick smashed to the 39. Thereupon, Egloff found Marion open, well away from defender Bill Campbell. He raced in untouched on the 39-yard pass play. DePoyster's point kick knotted it 14-14.

The Seminoles started at their 20 following the kickoff and quickly were in deep difficulty. On a play designed for Moremen to throw the halfback pass, a rugged rush pushed Moremen all the way to the six.

Hosack soon punted from the eight with the ball sailing out of bounds 40 yards away on the FSU 48.

On second down at the 43, Kiick suddenly broke loose on a power sweep to the left, cut and was loose on an all-the-way run.

After a penalty nullified one point kick, DePoyster boomed another through, for 21-14.

FSU got its initial first down of the second half on Pajcic's tackle-eligible pass to Jack Fenwick at the 23. Swarming Wyoming defenders permitted just two yards in three more plays, however. Hosack's punt was a 42-yarder to Wyoming's 33.

Egloff's passes missed. DePoyster booted a 41-yarder to FSU's 23. A roughing penalty moved FSU to its 31 and Moremen cracked for a first down at the 33.

Then Pajcic got rocked for an 11-yard loss. A bit later Pajcic pitched back to Mankins who tried to hand off to Wetherell on an apparent reverse. But the ball was fumbled in the exchange. Wetherell picked it up but couldn't find running room as he retreated, losing 18 yards to the four.

Hosack punted from the end zone, and it was weak, a 21-yarder to the 25.

Egloff passed to Marion at the 13. But he missed two more passes, and Kiick picked up only four on a run. DePoyster tried a field goal from the 15. It was wide to the left.

Hammond came in at quarterback for the Tribe. Moremen's runs spurred FSU to its 29 but he was thrown back

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to its 41. FSU defenders held and the teams swapped kicks again, with Wyoming getting the ball this time on its 34.

Once again the two defenses held the sticks short of first downs. Hosack's 47-yard boot on this swap pushed Wyoming back to its 23.

Then Kiick fumbled a handoff and FSU's Larry Pendleton claimed the ball at Wyoming's 24.

Moremen smashed for five, then for seven and a first down at the 12. Mankins pushed to the 10 as the third quarter ended.

Moremen lost five before Wyoming's charge. Then linebacker Bob Aylward intercepted a Hammond toss, giving Wyoming the ball at its 24 following a roughing penalty against FSU.

Kiick rambled again, on a 24-yard run to FSU's 42. Dave Hampton raced for 11 before FSU stiffened. On fourth down, DePoyster's long field-goal try was short.

Pajcic came back at quarterback.

A pass to Sellers netted 12, and one to Bill Cox eight. On the draw, Mankins powered to FSU's 47.

On third down, Pajcic threw to Sellers who fumbled the ball as he was tackled. The ball rolled about 20 yards to the five where Chip Glass recovered for a 48-yard FSU gain.

Green got two, to the three, but Moremen was thrown for a 3-yard setback on a sweep. A pass fell incomplete. On fourth down the Seminoles went for it, with Pajcic overthrowing Cox.

A 46-yard punt by DePoyster to FSU's 49 got Wyoming out of the hole. That relentless rush continued and FSU was back at their 34 after three plays. Hosack punted 39 yards to Wyoming's 26.

A 45-yard run and two 15-yard penalties - one called for grabbing a face mask, the other for unsportsmanlike conduct - moved Wyoming quickly to FSU's 30. Don Klacking went wide for 18. An Egloff pass to Marion, coupled with another foul call against FSU, gained the Seminole seven. After Hampton ran to the three a holding penalty against Wyoming moved the sticks back to the 18.

On fourth down at the 14, Egloff looked in vain for a receiver, had plenty of time and protection. Suddenly deciding to run, he sprinted to his right and scored rather easily. DePoyster added another point, and it stood 28-14 with 2:42 left.

FSU opened at its 20 following a kickoff into the end zone. Hammond passed to Sellers for 12, to Wetherell for eight. After losing eight, Hammond again hit Sellers, for a first down at the FSU 48. Then Hammond threw to Taylor, who cut out a gain of 29 to the 22. Next play Hammond connected with Sellers on the sidelines and he raced in for a 23-yard payoff.

Going for two points, Wyoming was offsides. Bidding again for two, Hammond threw to Mankins but the ball fell incomplete. That made it 28-20 with 1:00 to go.

A foul call against Mankins on that attempted 2-point reception brought a 15-yard penalty against FSU on the ensuing kickoff. The Seminoles tried an onside boot but Wyoming recovered at the FSU 36.

The Cowboys ran out the clock.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WYOMING
7
0
14
7
28
FLORIDA STATE
0
14
0
6
20

1st   0- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 4:43 
2nd   0- 7  Opp, 25, field goal failed, 7:29 
      7- 7  Ron Sellers, 49, pass from Kim Hammond (Frank Loner, kick), 5:21 
     14- 7  T.K. Wetherell, 59, pass from Kim Hammond (Frank Loner, kick), 1:39 
3rd  14-14  Opp, 39, pass (kick), 12:48
     14-21  Opp, 43, run (kick), 10:46
4th  14-21  Opp, 44, field goal failed
     14-28  Opp, 14, run (kick), 2:42 
     20-28  Ron Sellers, 23, pass from Kim Hammond (Kim Hammond, pass failed), 1:09 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 14 Rushes-yards 31--21 42-229 Passing 293 135 Att-Comp-Int 35-17-2 27-9-0 Total Yards 66-272 69-364 Punt Returns 4-23 3-22 Kickoff Returns 2-40 4-50 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-24 Fumble Returns 2-0 2-0 Punts 9-40.0 8-37.3 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 3-3 Penalties-Yds 10-102 4-50 Attendance 24,381 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Bill Moremen 13- 23 Jim Mankins 6- 10 Larry Green 4- 4 Kim Hammond 3- -4 T.K. Wetherell 1- -19 Gary Pajcic 4- -23 Receiving Ron Sellers 6- 160 T.K. Wetherell 2- 66 Thurston Taylor 2- 33 Lane Fenner 1- 11 Jack Fenwick 1- 9 Chip Glass 1- 7 Billy Cox 2- 6 Jim Mankins 1- 2 Bill Moremen 1- -1 Passing Kim Hammond 15- 9-1-215 Gary Pajcic 19- 8-1- 78 Bill Moremen 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Walt Sumner 2- 26 Bill Campbell 2- -1 Kickoff Return Larry Green 1- 25 T.K. Wetherell 1- 15 Punting John Hosack 8- 320 Thurston Taylor 1- 40 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Crowe 4 5 9 . . . . . . . . . Larry Pendleton 7 2 9 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Marty Kolbus 7 1 8 . . . . . . . . . Mike Blatt 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . . Charles Pennie 5 2 7 . . . . . . . . . Wayne McDuffie 5 2 7 . . . . . . . . . Joe Kinnan 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Walt Sumner 4 . 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Bob Menendez 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Wayne Giardino 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Bill Campbell 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Butch Riser 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Joe Benson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Chuck Eason . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Harvey Zion . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Ed Pope 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dave Braggins 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dale McCullers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . H.T. Waller 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jim Mankins 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Bill Moremen . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Chip Glass . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .