Florida State Football - 1976 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1976 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bobby Bowden, Head Coach
Ned Ashton, Graduate Assistant
Jerry Bruner, Offensive Line
Jim Gladden, Defensive Ends
George Haffner, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks, Running Backs
Bob Harbison, Offensive Line, Staff Coordinator
George Henshaw, Defensive Line
Nick Kish, Graduate Assistant
Gene McDowell, Linebackers
Kent Schoolfield, Wide Receivers, Tight Ends
David Snell, Graduate Assistant
Jack Stanton, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs
Frank Vohun, Graduate Assistant

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1976 FSU Football Handbook

Back: Jimmy Black and Joe Camps
Front: Rudy Thomas, Coach Bobby Bowden and Jeff Leggett

1976 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 1976 FSU Football Handbook, page 30.

Brent Brock, 6-4, 225, OL, Albany, GA

Bland Burchett, 6-2, 237, OG, Goodyear, AZ

Dave Cappelen, 5-8, 155, PK, Vero Beach

Walter Carter, 6-4, 235, DT, Richmond, VA

Tom Coll, 6-2, 239, OL, Miami

Ronnie Crawford, 6-1, 220, LB, Rehobeth, AL

Jerome Davis, 6-1, 183, DB, Middletown, OH - A transfer from Syracuse who was forced to sit out last season. Has good size and is an aggressive player who likes to get into the action. Must improve speed and footwork in moving backwards. Showed progress this spring on technique and knowledge of coverages.

Alfred Dawson, 6-5, 230, DL, Warner Robins, GA

Mike Dix, 6-3, 192, TE, Tampa - Has good hands and speed to go with them. Should help at tight end position this fall if he gains weight and strength. Needs to become more aggressive also. As a freshman had an outstanding receiving day in Baby Seminoles' victory over Florida frosh.

Ricky Eubanks, 6-4, 190, DB, Miami

Jackie Flowers, 6-1, 195, WR, Jacksonville

Vic Fowler, 5-11, 186, DB, Largo - Switched to defense from offensive back during spring drills. Needs experience. A very aggressive performer, he will play a strong safety position.

Mike Good, 6-3, 230, OL, Sanford

Ivory Joe Hunter, 5-10, 174, DB, Tallahassee - Was standout wide receiver-defensive back on state championship Leon High club. Although he needs experience, he has the ability, speed, quickness and aggressiveness to be a defensive back. Covers one-on-one very well.

Nat Italiano, 5-11, 183, DB, Tampa - Another youngster who needs more experience to compete at this level. Has some tools to help in future - maybe after a year of redshirting. His father was an outstanding running back during Florida State's early years.

Lorenzo Jackson, 6-4, 192, DE, Macon, GA - Was injured most of freshman season. Thus, missed much needed experience. Has excellent ability, good speed and agility. If he lives up to his potential, he could give depth to his position this fall. Has enough speed that consideration was made to switch him to another spot.

Carlton Jones, 6-1, 225, RB, Fitzgerald, GA

David Jones, 6-4, 215, NG-DT, Belle Glade

Levon Jones, 5-11, 178, DB, Miami Springs - Has excellent speed and quickness but another youngster who lacks experience. However, he showed continued improvement during spring practice.

Jimmy Jordan, 5-11, 175, QB, Tallahassee

Grady King, 6-4, 195, WR, Satellite Beach

Greg Lazzaro, 6-6, 220, TE, Hialeah

Mark Lyles, 6-4, 222, FB, Buffalo, NY

Kenny Marshall, 6-1, 175, DB, Frostproof

Edgar Morales, 6-3, 195, DE, Saint Augustine

Paul Phillippy, 6-2, 230, DL, Harristown, PA

Edenbur Richardson, 6-4, 210, TE, Crystal River

Bill Roe, 6-2, 246, DL, Sanford

Arthur Scott, 6-2, 210, LB, Brandon

Pat Tedesco, 6-0, 180, DB, Williamsport, PA

Robert Thompson, 6-1, 220, LB, Tampa

Edwin Turner, 6-5, 230, OL, Auburndale

Kurt Unglaub, 5-10, 175, WR, Tallahassee

Scott Warren, 6-4, 205, DE, Titusville

Ernie Washington, 6-1, 210, FB, East Liverpool, OH

Gil Wesley, 6-0, 231, C, Birmingham, AL

Cedric Wyatt, 6-4, 220, C, Montgomery, AL


1976 Roster - By Name

From the 1976 FSU Football Handbook, page 44.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Charlie Barnes        C-OT    6-5   258  So        Thomasville, GA (Central)
* 22 Mike Barnes           WR      5-11  183  Jr-R      Titusville (Titusville)
* 81 Ed Beckman            TE      6-4   215  Sr   ***  Miami (South Miami)
* 16 Jimmy Black           QB      5-11  186  Sr   *    Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
  35 Leon Bright           TB      5-9   175  Jr   **   Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
     Brent Brock           OL      6-4   225  Fr        Albany, GA (Albany)
     Herman Brown          DT      6-2   237  Jr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Boyd Anderson)
     Bland Burchett        OG      6-2   237  Jr        Goodyear, AZ (Mesa JC)
* 42 Joe Camps             DB      6-2   195  Sr   **   Gainesville (Gainesville)
*  1 Dave Cappelen         PK      5-8   155  Fr        Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
* 51 Aaron Carter          LB      5-9   182  Jr   **   Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 76 Walter Carter         DT      6-4   235  Fr        Richmond, VA (Walker)
  31 Gator Cherry          RB      6-0   205  So   *    Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
     Tom Coll              OL      6-2   239  Fr        Miami
*    Dan Corcoran          C       6-2   221  Sr-R      Holley, NY (Mesa JC)
     Jessie Corner         LB      5-11  200  Sr        Pensacola (Woodham)
     Ronnie Crawford       LB      6-1   220  Fr        Rehobeth, AL
  75 Doug Dane             OT      6-4   241  Sr   **   Altamonte Springs (South Plantation)
* 28 Jerome Davis          DB      6-1   183  Jr        Middletown, OH (Middletown/Syracuse)
     Alfred Dawson         DL      6-5   230  Fr        Warner Robins, GA
     Mike Dix              TE      6-3   192  So        Tampa (Plant)
*  3 Bill Duley            P       5-11  174  Jr   *    Ocala (Vanguard)
     Ricky Eubanks         DB      6-4   190  Fr        Miami
* 23 Jackie Flowers        WR      6-1   195  Fr        Jacksonville (Raines)
  27 Vic Fowler            DB      5-11  186  So        Largo (Largo)
* 69 Mike Good             OL      6-3   230  Fr        Sanford (Seminole)
     Hector Gray           WR      6-1   186  So        Miami Springs (Miami Springs)
     David Hanks           LB      6-2   215  So-R      Orlando (Edgewater)
*    John Harmeling        TE      6-3   203  Sr        Winter Park (Winter Park)
     Bruce Harrison        OG      6-1   252  Sr   **   Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
* 56 Jimmy Heggins         NG      5-10  201  Jr   **   Salisbury, NC (North Rowan)
  78 Nat Henderson         OT      6-4   245  Jr        Albany, GA (Albany)
  46 Ivory Joe Hunter      DB      5-10  174  So        Tallahassee (Leon)
     Nat Italiano          DB      5-11  183  So        Tampa (Robinson)
* 40 Bobby Jackson         DB      5-10  168  Jr   **   Albany, GA (Albany)
     Lorenzo Jackson       DE      6-4   192  So        Macon, GA (Northeast)
* 61 Wade Johnson          OG      6-2   215  Sr   *    Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
     Carlton Jones         RB      6-1   225  Fr        Fitzgerald, GA (Irwin County)
  72 David Jones           NG-DT   6-4   215  So        Belle Glade (Belle Glade Central)
     Levon Jones           DB      5-11  178  So        Miami Springs (Miami Springs)
* 88 Willie Jones          DE      6-3   214  So   *    Homestead (South Dade)
* 15 Jimmy Jordan          QB      5-11  175  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 26 Joe Joyner            DB      5-10  180  Sr   *    Orlando (Colonial)
  21 Lloyd Kelly           WR      5-11  197  So        Miami (Miami Central)
* 44 Larry Key             TB      5-9   185  Jr   **   Inverness (Citrus)
* 24 Mike Kincaid          DB      5-11  169  Jr        Waukegan, IL (Waukegan)
     Grady King            WR      6-4   195  Fr        Satellite Beach (Satellite)
* 60 Mike Kissner          OG      6-2   247  Sr   **   Delray Beach (Cardinal Newman)
* 84 Greg Lazzaro          TE      6-6   220  Jr        Hialeah (Hialeah)
  11 Ryals Lee             PK      6-0   190  So        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 30 Jeff Leggett          FB      5-11  205  Sr   **   Miami (Norland)
* 48 Mark Lyles            FB      6-4   222  Fr        Buffalo, NY (Cleveland)
* 87 Rudy Maloy            DE      6-4   218  Sr   ***  Frostproof (Frostproof)
     Kenny Marshall        DB      6-1   175  Fr        Frostproof
     Mark Marshall         TE      6-4   211  Sr-R      Cape Coral (Cypress Lake)
*    Steve Mathieson       QB      6-5   215  Sr   **   Rockville, MD (Peary)
* 62 Billy McPhillips      OG      6-2   248  Sr   ***  Tampa (King)
* 77 Mark Meseroll         OT      6-5   268  Jr        Piscataway, NJ (Piscataway/Middlesex CC)
  59 Fred Miller           LB      6-0   214  Sr-R ***  Jacksonville (Paxon)
     Edgar Morales         DE      6-3   195  Fr        Saint Augustine
  86 Roger Overby          WR      6-0   171  Jr   **   Tampa (Robinson)
  74 Paul Phillippy        DL      6-2   230  Fr        Harristown, PA
     Greg Pittman          WR      5-11  175  Sr        Monticello (Jefferson County)
* 85 Dave Porter           DE      6-3   201  Sr   **   Saint Petersburg (Gibbs)
     Billy Prescott        QB      6-0   175  Sr        Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
*    Brad Prior            TE      6-4   204  Sr        Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
     Greg Ramsey           RB      5-10  168  So        Dothan, AL (Dothan)
* 83 Detroit Reynolds      LB      6-1   219  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Leon)
     Edenbur Richardson    TE      6-4   210  Fr        Crystal River (Crystal River)
  79 Louie Richardson      DT      6-5   231  Jr-R      Crystal River (Crystal River/Western New Mexico)
* 39 Jeff Ridings          DB      5-11  180  Sr   **   Marietta, GA (Wheeler)
* 52 Alan Risk             C       6-2   233  Sr   *    Miami (Norland)
* 70 Vic Rivas             OG      6-2   245  Sr   **   Miami (Coral Park)
     Bill Roe              DL      6-2   246  Fr        Sanford
  67 Gary Rose             DT      6-4   245  So-R      East Saint Louis, IL (East Saint Louis)
* 71 Tom Rushing           OT      6-4   265  Jr-R *    Blythe, CA (Palo Verde JC)
  36 Chip Sanders          TB      5-9   180  So        Macon, GA (Southwest)
* 50 Bill Sawyer           C       6-3   234  Sr   **   Cordele, GA (Crisp County)
* 53 Brian Schmidt         LB      6-2   217  Sr   ***  Lehigh Acres (Riverdale)
  58 Arthur Scott          LB      6-2   210  Fr        Brandon (Brandon)
  54 Garis Shaw            DT      6-2   244  Jr-R      Clearwater (Clearwater)
  20 Mike Shumann          WR      6-0   164  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Leon)
* 82 Keith Singletary      TE-PK   6-0   188  So   *    Thomasville, GA (Central)
* 68 Abe Smith             NG      6-1   248  So        Tallahassee (Godby)
* 55 Mike Stewart          LB      5-11  205  So        Hazlehurst, GA (Jeff Davis)
     Pat Tedesco           DB      6-0   180  Fr        Williamsport, PA
* 47 Nat Terry             DB      6-0   160  Jr        Tampa (Robinson)
* 63 Jon Thames            OT      6-0   242  Sr   ***  Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 33 Rudy Thomas           TB      5-11  195  Sr   **   Quincy (Shanks)
  65 Robert Thompson       LB      6-1   220  Fr        Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
     Edwin Turner          OL      6-5   230  Fr        Auburndale
  64 Keith Tuten           DE      6-5   210  Sr        Indianatlantic (Melbourne)
* 19 Kurt Unglaub          WR      5-10  175  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
     Dickie Vasquez        LB      6-2   226  Sr        Blythe, CA (Palo Verde JC)
* 18 Clyde Walker          QB      6-3   195  Jr-R *    Chapel Hill, NC (Chapel Hill)
* 80 Scott Warren          DE      6-4   205  Fr        Titusville (Astronaut)
  49 Ernie Washington      FB      6-1   210  Fr        East Liverpool, OH
  65 Gil Wesley            C       6-0   231  Fr        Birmingham, AL (Woodlawn)
*    Waldo Williams        TE      5-11  235  So   *    Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
     Wally Woodham         QB      5-11  187  So        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 41 Gary Woolford         DB-SE   6-0   178  Sr   *    Joliet, IL (Joliet West/Western Illinois)
  57 Cedric Wyatt          C       6-4   220  Fr        Montgomery, AL

1976 Roster - By Number

From the 1976 FSU Football Handbook, page 44.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Charlie Barnes        C-OT    6-5   258  So        Thomasville, GA (Central)
     Brent Brock           OL      6-4   225  Fr        Albany, GA (Albany)
     Herman Brown          DT      6-2   237  Jr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Boyd Anderson)
     Bland Burchett        OG      6-2   237  Jr        Goodyear, AZ (Mesa JC)
     Tom Coll              OL      6-2   239  Fr        Miami
*    Dan Corcoran          C       6-2   221  Sr-R      Holley, NY (Mesa JC)
     Jessie Corner         LB      5-11  200  Sr        Pensacola (Woodham)
     Ronnie Crawford       LB      6-1   220  Fr        Rehobeth, AL
     Alfred Dawson         DL      6-5   230  Fr        Warner Robins, GA
     Mike Dix              TE      6-3   192  So        Tampa (Plant)
     Ricky Eubanks         DB      6-4   190  Fr        Miami
     Hector Gray           WR      6-1   186  So        Miami Springs (Miami Springs)
     David Hanks           LB      6-2   215  So-R      Orlando (Edgewater)
*    John Harmeling        TE      6-3   203  Sr        Winter Park (Winter Park)
     Bruce Harrison        OG      6-1   252  Sr   **   Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
     Nat Italiano          DB      5-11  183  So        Tampa (Robinson)
     Lorenzo Jackson       DE      6-4   192  So        Macon, GA (Northeast)
     Carlton Jones         RB      6-1   225  Fr        Fitzgerald, GA (Irwin County)
     Levon Jones           DB      5-11  178  So        Miami Springs (Miami Springs)
     Grady King            WR      6-4   195  Fr        Satellite Beach (Satellite)
     Kenny Marshall        DB      6-1   175  Fr        Frostproof
     Mark Marshall         TE      6-4   211  Sr-R      Cape Coral (Cypress Lake)
*    Steve Mathieson       QB      6-5   215  Sr   **   Rockville, MD (Peary)
     Edgar Morales         DE      6-3   195  Fr        Saint Augustine
     Greg Pittman          WR      5-11  175  Sr        Monticello (Jefferson County)
     Billy Prescott        QB      6-0   175  Sr        Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
*    Brad Prior            TE      6-4   204  Sr        Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
     Greg Ramsey           RB      5-10  168  So        Dothan, AL (Dothan)
     Edenbur Richardson    TE      6-4   210  Fr        Crystal River (Crystal River)
     Bill Roe              DL      6-2   246  Fr        Sanford
     Pat Tedesco           DB      6-0   180  Fr        Williamsport, PA
     Edwin Turner          OL      6-5   230  Fr        Auburndale
     Dickie Vasquez        LB      6-2   226  Sr        Blythe, CA (Palo Verde JC)
*    Waldo Williams        TE      5-11  235  So   *    Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
     Wally Woodham         QB      5-11  187  So        Tallahassee (Leon)
*  1 Dave Cappelen         PK      5-8   155  Fr        Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
*  3 Bill Duley            P       5-11  174  Jr   *    Ocala (Vanguard)
  11 Ryals Lee             PK      6-0   190  So        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 15 Jimmy Jordan          QB      5-11  175  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 16 Jimmy Black           QB      5-11  186  Sr   *    Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
* 18 Clyde Walker          QB      6-3   195  Jr-R *    Chapel Hill, NC (Chapel Hill)
* 19 Kurt Unglaub          WR      5-10  175  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
  20 Mike Shumann          WR      6-0   164  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Leon)
  21 Lloyd Kelly           WR      5-11  197  So        Miami (Miami Central)
* 22 Mike Barnes           WR      5-11  183  Jr-R      Titusville (Titusville)
* 23 Jackie Flowers        WR      6-1   195  Fr        Jacksonville (Raines)
* 24 Mike Kincaid          DB      5-11  169  Jr        Waukegan, IL (Waukegan)
* 26 Joe Joyner            DB      5-10  180  Sr   *    Orlando (Colonial)
  27 Vic Fowler            DB      5-11  186  So        Largo (Largo)
* 28 Jerome Davis          DB      6-1   183  Jr        Middletown, OH (Middletown/Syracuse)
* 30 Jeff Leggett          FB      5-11  205  Sr   **   Miami (Norland)
  31 Gator Cherry          RB      6-0   205  So   *    Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 33 Rudy Thomas           TB      5-11  195  Sr   **   Quincy (Shanks)
  35 Leon Bright           TB      5-9   175  Jr   **   Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
  36 Chip Sanders          TB      5-9   180  So        Macon, GA (Southwest)
* 39 Jeff Ridings          DB      5-11  180  Sr   **   Marietta, GA (Wheeler)
* 40 Bobby Jackson         DB      5-10  168  Jr   **   Albany, GA (Albany)
* 41 Gary Woolford         DB-SE   6-0   178  Sr   *    Joliet, IL (Joliet West/Western Illinois)
* 42 Joe Camps             DB      6-2   195  Sr   **   Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 44 Larry Key             TB      5-9   185  Jr   **   Inverness (Citrus)
  46 Ivory Joe Hunter      DB      5-10  174  So        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 47 Nat Terry             DB      6-0   160  Jr        Tampa (Robinson)
* 48 Mark Lyles            FB      6-4   222  Fr        Buffalo, NY (Cleveland)
  49 Ernie Washington      FB      6-1   210  Fr        East Liverpool, OH
* 50 Bill Sawyer           C       6-3   234  Sr   **   Cordele, GA (Crisp County)
* 51 Aaron Carter          LB      5-9   182  Jr   **   Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 52 Alan Risk             C       6-2   233  Sr   *    Miami (Norland)
* 53 Brian Schmidt         LB      6-2   217  Sr   ***  Lehigh Acres (Riverdale)
  54 Garis Shaw            DT      6-2   244  Jr-R      Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 55 Mike Stewart          LB      5-11  205  So        Hazlehurst, GA (Jeff Davis)
* 56 Jimmy Heggins         NG      5-10  201  Jr   **   Salisbury, NC (North Rowan)
  57 Cedric Wyatt          C       6-4   220  Fr        Montgomery, AL
  58 Arthur Scott          LB      6-2   210  Fr        Brandon (Brandon)
  59 Fred Miller           LB      6-0   214  Sr-R ***  Jacksonville (Paxon)
* 60 Mike Kissner          OG      6-2   247  Sr   **   Delray Beach (Cardinal Newman)
* 61 Wade Johnson          OG      6-2   215  Sr   *    Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
* 62 Billy McPhillips      OG      6-2   248  Sr   ***  Tampa (King)
* 63 Jon Thames            OT      6-0   242  Sr   ***  Gainesville (Gainesville)
  64 Keith Tuten           DE      6-5   210  Sr        Indianatlantic (Melbourne)
  65 Robert Thompson       LB      6-1   220  Fr        Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
  65 Gil Wesley            C       6-0   231  Fr        Birmingham, AL (Woodlawn)
  67 Gary Rose             DT      6-4   245  So-R      East Saint Louis, IL (East Saint Louis)
* 68 Abe Smith             NG      6-1   248  So        Tallahassee (Godby)
* 69 Mike Good             OL      6-3   230  Fr        Sanford (Seminole)
* 70 Vic Rivas             OG      6-2   245  Sr   **   Miami (Coral Park)
* 71 Tom Rushing           OT      6-4   265  Jr-R *    Blythe, CA (Palo Verde JC)
  72 David Jones           NG-DT   6-4   215  So        Belle Glade (Belle Glade Central)
  74 Paul Phillippy        DL      6-2   230  Fr        Harristown, PA
  75 Doug Dane             OT      6-4   241  Sr   **   Altamonte Springs (South Plantation)
* 76 Walter Carter         DT      6-4   235  Fr        Richmond, VA (Walker)
* 77 Mark Meseroll         OT      6-5   268  Jr        Piscataway, NJ (Piscataway/Middlesex CC)
  78 Nat Henderson         OT      6-4   245  Jr        Albany, GA (Albany)
  79 Louie Richardson      DT      6-5   231  Jr-R      Crystal River (Crystal River/Western New Mexico)
* 80 Scott Warren          DE      6-4   205  Fr        Titusville (Astronaut)
* 81 Ed Beckman            TE      6-4   215  Sr   ***  Miami (South Miami)
* 82 Keith Singletary      TE-PK   6-0   188  So   *    Thomasville, GA (Central)
* 83 Detroit Reynolds      LB      6-1   219  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Leon)
* 84 Greg Lazzaro          TE      6-6   220  Jr        Hialeah (Hialeah)
* 85 Dave Porter           DE      6-3   201  Sr   **   Saint Petersburg (Gibbs)
  86 Roger Overby          WR      6-0   171  Jr   **   Tampa (Robinson)
* 87 Rudy Maloy            DE      6-4   218  Sr   ***  Frostproof (Frostproof)
* 88 Willie Jones          DE      6-3   214  So   *    Homestead (South Dade)

1976 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ed Beckman               Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Jon Thames               Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Kurt Unglaub             Football News - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

All-Americans -  3

1976 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fred Biletnikoff         25      WR                 Oakland  Raiders
Duane Carrell             3      P                  New York Jets
Randy Coffield           52      LB                 Seattle Seahawks
Bert Cooper              56      LB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Gary Huff                19      QB                 Chicago Bears
Charlie Hunt             61      LB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Eddie McMillan           41      CB                 Seattle Seahawks
Lee Nelson               38      DB                 St. Louis  Cardinals
Gary Parris              84      TE                 Cleveland  Browns
Barry Smith              88      WR                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
J.T. Thomas              24      DB                 Pittsburgh Steelers

Noles in the Pros - 11

1976 Schedule and Results

       
GAME DAY
 
       
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
REC
09/11
A
MEMPHIS STATE L 12-21
 
 
 
 
 
 
8-3
09/18
A
MIAMI L 0-47
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-8
09/25
A
OKLAHOMA L 9-24
 
 
4
 
5
6
9-2-1
10/02
H
KANSAS STATE W 20-10
 
 
 
 
 
 
1-10
10/09
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 28- 9
 
 
13
 
 
 
8-3
10/16
H
FLORIDA L 26-33
 
 
12
 
 
 
8-4
10/23
A
AUBURN L 19-31
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-7
10/30
H
CLEMSON L 12-15
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-6-2
11/06
H
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI W 30-27
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-8
11/13
A
NORTH TEXAS STATE W 21-20
 
 
 
 
 
 
7-4
11/20
H
VIRGINIA TECH W 28-21
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-5
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    5- 6     3-2     2-4     0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   1- 2     0-1     1-1     0-0


1976 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Larry Key 11/20/1976 VIRGINIA TECH 13 154 11.85 1 Jeff Leggett 10/23/1976 AUBURN 9 108 12.00 2

1976 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Kurt Unglaub 11/13/1976 NORTH TEXAS STATE 4 128 32.00 1 Rudy Thomas 11/06/1976 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 3 115 38.33 1 Mike Barnes 11/20/1976 VIRGINIA TECH 3 114 38.00 1 Ed Beckman 10/16/1976 FLORIDA 6 113 18.83 0 Kurt Unglaub 11/20/1976 VIRGINIA TECH 2 112 56.00 1

1976 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jimmy Black 11/06/1976 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 39 21 351 0 9.00 2

1976 EOY Stats

From the 1977 FSU Football Press Guide, page 52.
Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 205 258 Points Per Game............. 18.6 23.5 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 26 33 TDs Rushing................. 14 26 TDs Passing................. 11 7 TDs Fumble Return........... 1 0 TDs Punt Return............. 0 0 TDs Interception............ 0 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 18-26 28-34 Kick........................ 16-21 26-30 Pass........................ 2- 5 0- 2 Run......................... 0- 0 2- 2 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 9-17 10-13 SAFETY........................ 1 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 201 219 Rushing..................... 99 164 Passing..................... 87 47 Penalty..................... 15 8 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1826 3069 Yards gained rushing........ 2105 3354 Yards lost rushing.......... 279 285 Rushing Attempts............ 488 630 Average Per Rush............ 3.7 4.9 Average Per Game............ 166.0 279.0 PASSING YARDAGE............... 2040 949 Att-Comp-Int................ 247-137-14 135- 68- 5 Efficiency.................. 128.20 119.12 Average Per Pass............ 8.3 7.0 Average Per Catch........... 14.9 14.0 Average Per Game............ 185.5 86.3 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 3866 4018 Total Plays................. 735 765 Average Per Play............ 5.3 5.3 Average Per Game............ 351.5 365.3 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 40- 677 36- 634 Average Per Return.......... 16.9 17.6 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 27-167 17- 59 Average Per Return.......... 6.2 3.5 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 5- 62 14-103 Average Per Return.......... 12.4 7.4 FUMBLE RETURNS: #-YARDS....... 17- 65 19- Average Per Return.......... 3.8 0.0 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 33-19 32-17 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 40- 423 51- 441 Average Per Game............ 38.5 40.1 PUNTS-YARDS................... 49-1935 54-2098 Average Per Punt............ 39.5 38.9 Net punt average............ 38.3 35.8 ATTENDANCE.................... 145,675 215,304 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 5-29,135 6-35,884
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
39
47
41
78
205
Opponents
53
85
75
45
258
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
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Larry Key               144  742   30   712   4.9   4  97t
Jimmy Black             129  514  167   347   2.7   2  30 
Jeff Leggett             66  317    5   312   4.7   3  53t
Mark Lyles               72  270    2   268   3.7   1  19 
Rudy Thomas              64  263    8   255   4.0   4  16 
Gary Woolford             4   44    0    44  11.0   0  19 
Bill Duley                1    0    8    -8  -8.0   0  -8 
Jimmy Jordan              8    1   59   -58  -7.3   0   1 

Total.........      11  488 2105  279  1826   3.7  14  97t  166.0
Opponents.....      11  630 3354  285  3069   4.9  26       279.0


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
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Jimmy Black             135.51 178-103- 9   .579 1506   9  95t
Jimmy Jordan            120.11  50- 23- 3   .460  434   2  96t
Clyde Walker             81.05  19- 11- 2   .579  100   0  20 

Total.........      11  128.20 247-137-14   .555 2040  11  96t  185.5
Opponents.....      11  119.12 135- 68- 5   .504  949   7        86.3


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Kurt Unglaub            33   665  20.2   4  96t
Ed Beckman              37   521  14.1   3  24 
Rudy Thomas             15   233  15.5   1  95t
Mike Barnes              8   194  24.3   1  75t
Jackie Flowers           9   160  17.8   1  43 
Jeff Leggett            10   104  10.4   0  26 
Larry Key               15    91   6.1   1  18 
Gary Woolford            5    35   7.0   0  15 
Mark Lyles               5    18   3.6   0  15 

Total.........      11 137  2040  14.9  11  96t  185.5
Opponents.....      11  68   949  14.0   7        86.3


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
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Nat Terry            19   64   3.4  0  16 
Dave Porter           1   13  13.0  0  13 
Bobby Jackson         2   12   6.0  0  12 
Larry Key             1    7   7.0  0   7 
Joe Joyner            2    5   2.5  0   5 
Chip Sanders          2    1   0.5  0   1 

Total.........       27  167   6.2  0  16 
Opponent......       17   59   3.5  0     


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Rudy Maloy            1        0.0  0     
Joe Camps             1        0.0  0     
Jimmy Heggins         1        0.0  0     
Detroit Reynolds      1        0.0  0     
Nat Terry             1        0.0  0     

Total.........        5   62  12.4  0     
Opponent......       14  103   7.4  0     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Larry Key            27   520 19.3  0  44 
Rudy Thomas           6    79 13.2  0  17 
Chip Sanders          4    52 13.0  0  23 
Jeff Leggett          1    11 11.0  0  11 
Mark Lyles            1    11 11.0  0  11 
Gary Woolford         1     4  4.0  0   4 

Total.........       40   677 16.9  0  44 
Opponent......       36   634 17.6  0     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
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Aaron Carter          3    0   0.0  0   .    0
Gary Rose             3    0   0.0  0   .    0
Rudy Maloy            2   65  32.5  1  65t   0
Willie Jones          2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Joe Camps             1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Jimmy Heggins         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bobby Jackson         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Joe Joyner            1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Mike Kincaid          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Detroit Reynolds      1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Brian Schmidt         1    0   0.0  0   .    0

Total.........       17   65   3.8  1  65t   0
Opponent......       19        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
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Dave Cappelen         0   9-17   16-21   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    43
Larry Key             5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   1-1   0   0    30
Rudy Thomas           5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Kurt Unglaub          4   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0    26
Ed Beckman            3   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0    20
Jeff Leggett          3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Jimmy Black           2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   1-4   0   0    12
Jackie Flowers        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Mike Barnes           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Mark Lyles            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Rudy Maloy            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
 Team                 0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   1     2
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FSU                  26   9-17   16-21   0-0   2   2-5   0   1   205
Opponent             33  10-14   26-30   2-2   0   0-1   0   0   258
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Larry Key
4
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Rudy Thomas
4
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Kurt Unglaub
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ed Beckman
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jeff Leggett
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jimmy Black
2
.
9
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jackie Flowers
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Mike Barnes
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Mark Lyles
1
.
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Rudy Maloy
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.
1
.
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Jimmy Jordan
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2
.
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.
.
Total
14
11
11
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1
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Opponents
26
7
7
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.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Jimmy Black             307   347 1506  1853
Larry Key               144   712    0   712
Jimmy Jordan             58   -58  434   376
Jeff Leggett             66   312    0   312
Mark Lyles               72   268    0   268
Rudy Thomas              64   255    0   255
Clyde Walker             19     0  100   100
Gary Woolford             4    44    0    44
Bill Duley                1    -8    0    -8

Total.........      11  735  1826 2040  3866 351.5
Opponent......      11  765  3069  949  4018 365.3


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
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Dave Cappelen         9-17  .529  0- 0  4- 5  2- 3  3- 9  0- 0 44
FG SEQUENCE Dave Cappelen
MEMPHIS STATE
(21), 46
MIAMI
None
OKLAHOMA
(41)
KANSAS STATE
49, (24), (41)
BOSTON COLLEGE
26, 47
FLORIDA
(21), 41, (27)
AUBURN
None
CLEMSON
39, 44, (39), (44)
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
(37), 46
NORTH TEXAS STATE
None
VIRGINIA TECH
None
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Bill Duley          48 1935  40.3  64                 
 Team                1    0   0.0   0                1

Total.........      49 1935  39.5  64                1
Opponent......      54 2098  38.9                    1


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
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Larry Key               712    91    7  520    0    0 1330
Kurt Unglaub              0   665    0    0    0    0  665
Rudy Thomas             255   233    0   79    0    0  567
Ed Beckman                0   521    0    0    0    0  521
Jeff Leggett            312   104    0   11    0    0  427
Jimmy Black             347     0    0    0    0    0  347
Mark Lyles              268    18    0   11    0    0  297
Mike Barnes               0   194    0    0    0    0  194
Jackie Flowers            0   160    0    0    0    0  160
Gary Woolford            44    35    0    4    0    0   83
Rudy Maloy                0     0    0    0    0   65   65
Nat Terry                 0     0   64    0    0    0   64
Chip Sanders              0     0    1   52    0    0   53
Dave Porter               0     0   13    0    0    0   13
Bobby Jackson             0     0   12    0    0    0   12
Joe Joyner                0     0    5    0    0    0    5
Bill Duley               -8     0    0    0    0    0   -8
Jimmy Jordan            -58     0    0    0    0    0  -58

Total.........      11 1826  2040  167  677   62   65 4837 439.7
Opponent......      11 3069   949   59  634  103    0 4814 437.6


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
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Aaron Carter             76   59   135      .            .           .      .    .   3-  0   .   .   .
Jimmy Heggins            68   63   131      .            .          1-      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Detroit Reynolds         47   55   102      .            .          1-      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Gary Rose                51   32    83      .            .           .      .    .   3-  0   .   .   .
Willie Jones             46   33    79      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Nat Terry                35   20    55      .            .          1-      .    .    .      .   .   .
Joe Camps                30   23    53      .            .          1-      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Walter Carter            26   26    52      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Rudy Maloy               23   27    50      .            .          1-      .    .   2- 65   .   .   .
Mike Kincaid             28   19    47      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Jeff Ridings             21   14    35      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bobby Jackson            24   10    34      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Scott Warren             15   17    32      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Stewart             15   15    30      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Joe Joyner               20    9    29      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Abe Smith                14   11    25      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jerome Davis              7    7    14      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ivory Joe Hunter          8    5    13      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Gary Woolford             8    3    11      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
David Hanks               7    3    10      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Paul Phillippy            4    3     7      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Gil Wesley                5    2     7      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dave Porter               1    5     6      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Brian Schmidt             4    1     5      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Arthur Scott              5    .     5      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Louie Richardson          3    1     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Keith Singletary          1    3     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Robert Thompson           3    1     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ed Beckman                3    .     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Vic Fowler                2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chip Sanders              1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Sawyer               1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jimmy Black               1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Wade Johnson              1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lloyd Kelly               1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Kissner              1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jeff Leggett              .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .

MEMPHIS STATE 21, FLORIDA STATE 12

09/11/1976, MEMPHIS, TN

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From the 1977 FSU Press Guide, Page 26

MEMPHIS, TN - Four turnovers and 82 yards in penalties plagued Florida State as it bowed, 21-12, to Memphis State before 30,194 at the Liberty Bowl.

A Memphis State miscue - fumbled punt - helped the Seminoles gain a 3-0 lead. Freshman Dave Cappelen got the points with a 31 yard field goal. The Tigers, however, strung together 21 points in the second and third quarters.

Larry Key gave FSU its first TD of the season in the fourth quarter. Cappelen booted the PAT and a safety with 25 seconds remaining narrowed the gap.

Florida State's offense was balanced - 139 yards rushing and 112 passing. Top rushing honors went to Rudy Thomas, who gained 55 in 15 carries while Key collected 43 in nine.

Quarterback Jimmy Black threw for all the passing yards, completing eight of 15. Tight end Ed Beckman was his favorite target, catching five for 60 yards.

The game marked Bobby Bowden's debut as head coach for the Seminoles. It was the fourth consecutive year, however, where the Garnet and Gold bowed in its opening game.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
0
9
12
MEMPHIS STATE
0
7
14
0
21

1st   3- 0  Dave Cappelen, 21, field goal, 10:40
      3- 0  Opp, 38, field goal failed
2nd   3- 0  Dave Cappelen, 46, field goal failed, 15:00
      3- 7  Opp, 8, pass (kick), 1:34 
3rd   3-14  Opp, 12, pass (kick), 7:03 
      3-21  Opp, 6, run (kick), 0:22 
4th   3-21  Opp, 35, field goal failed, 11:48
     10-21  Larry Key, 5, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 7:34 
     12-21  Team, safety, 0:28 
            Center snaped ball over punters head.                       


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 19 Rushes-yards 47-139 45-134 Passing 112 167 Att-Comp-Int 19-8-2 17-10-0 Total Yards 66-251 62-301 Punt Returns 3-8 1--1 Kickoff Returns 4-79 3-56 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-34 Fumble Returns 3-0 2-0 Punts 6-41.8 5-35.8 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 3-3 Penalties-Yds 6-82 7-74 Attendance 30,194 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Rudy Thomas 15- 55 Larry Key 9- 43 Jeff Leggett 10- 20 Mark Lyles 3- 16 Jimmy Black 10- 5 Receiving Ed Beckman 5- 60 Kurt Unglaub 2- 30 Rudy Thomas 1- 22 Passing Jimmy Black 15- 8-0-112 Clyde Walker 4- 0-2- 0 Punt Return Larry Key 1- 7 Chip Sanders 2- 1 Kickoff Return Larry Key 2- 45 Chip Sanders 1- 23 Jeff Leggett 1- 11 Punting Bill Duley 6- 251 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aaron Carter 10 8 18 . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Heggins 7 3 10 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Gary Rose 7 2 9 . . . . . . . . . Gil Wesley 5 2 7 . . . . . . . . . Abe Smith 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Gary Woolford 7 . 7 . . . 2 . . . . . Rudy Maloy 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Jackson 3 . 3 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Detroit Reynolds 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 2 . 2 . . . . . . 1 . . Joe Joyner 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Joe Camps 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Jeff Ridings 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lloyd Kelly 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Bill Sawyer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Schmidt 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kissner 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jerome Davis . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

MIAMI 47, FLORIDA STATE 0

09/18/1976, CORAL GABLES, FL

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From the 1977 FSU Press Guide, Page 26

MIAMI, FL - Miami scored on nine of its first 10 possesions and dumped Florida State, 47-0. The loss was the second in as many games for the Seminoles while the game served as the season opener for the Hurricanes.

Miami rolled up 17 points in the first 15 minutes and had a 31-0 cushion by halftime. The Hurricanes added nine more points in the third quarter and seven in the fourth.

A Seminole turnover in the first 18 seconds set up the first Hurricane score. After Miami had recovered a Florida State pitchout at the Seminole 16 it took just two plays for the Hurricanes to notch their first score.

Turnovers again plagued the Garnet and Gold. Miami benefitted from three fumble recoveries and also intercepted two passes.

Miami used every player on its bench. The Hurricanes employed 11 runningbacks, three quarterbacks and six receivers during the game that was witnessed by 22,710. FSU gave an indication of it was going to do offensively in the remaining games of the season by putting the ball in the air 25 times with three quarterbacks doing the throwing.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
MIAMI
17
14
9
7
47

1st   0- 7  Opp, 8, run (kick), 14:03
      0-14  Opp, 16, pass (kick), 8:47 
      0-17  Opp, 30, field goal, 4:35 
2nd   0-24  Opp, 15, run (kick), 7:08 
      0-31  Opp, 4, run (kick), 0:39 
3rd   0-34  Opp, 26, field goal, 11:48
      0-40  Opp, 55, run (kick failed), 8:43 
4th   0-47  Opp, 1, run (kick), 14:20


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 24 Rushes-yards 37- 26 66-327 Passing 148 126 Att-Comp-Int 25-16-2 11-7-0 Total Yards 62-174 77-453 Punt Returns 0-0 2-30 Kickoff Returns 9-140 1-20 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-30 Fumble Returns 0-0 3-0 Punts 5-43.6 4-30.3 Fumbles-Lost 5-3 2-0 Penalties-Yds 0-0 4-50 3rd Down Conversions 2-11 7-16 Time of Posession 26:43 33:17 Attendance 22,710 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Rudy Thomas 9- 20 Larry Key 8- 13 Mark Lyles 3- 10 Jeff Leggett 3- 10 Jimmy Black 9- 1 Jimmy Jordan 5- -28 Receiving Kurt Unglaub 3- 53 Gary Woolford 2- 31 Ed Beckman 3- 29 Rudy Thomas 3- 13 Larry Key 2- 1 Passing Jimmy Jordan 12- 6-1- 64 Jimmy Black 9- 6-1- 45 Clyde Walker 4- 4-0- 39 Mark Lyles 3- 0-0- 21 Kickoff Return Larry Key 6- 110 Chip Sanders 2- 19 Mark Lyles 1- 11 Punting Bill Duley 5- 218 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aaron Carter 10 1 11 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Ridings 8 3 11 . . . . . . . . . Gary Rose 6 1 7 . . . . . . . . . Mike Stewart 5 2 7 . . . . . . . . . Joe Camps 6 1 7 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Louie Richardson 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Detroit Reynolds 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Rudy Maloy 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Jerome Davis 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Heggins 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Joe Joyner 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Jackson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Robert Thompson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Black 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ed Beckman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

OKLAHOMA 24, FLORIDA STATE 9

09/25/1976, NORMAN, OK

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From the 1977 FSU Press Guide, Page 27

NORMAN, OK - Florida State shocked a crowd of 71,184 when it led 6-3 after 15 minutes but Oklahoma eventually pulled out a 24-9 win over the Seminoles.

After Oklahoma netted a field goal on its first possesion, the Seminoles bounced back for a TD. Larry Key picked up the six points, skirting the right end from five yards out. The kick was wide.

The Sooners put their first TD on the board with 9:37 remaining in the second quarter. FSU had a chance to regin the lead in the same period when it moved to the Sooner one, but a fumble into the end zone that was recovered by the Sooners killed the opportunity. After the fumble recovery, the Sooners moved the ball 80 yards in five plays for another TD to make it 17-6.

A 41-yard field goal by Dave Cappelen narrowed the Oklahoma cushion to 17-9 in the third quarter. The hosts put the game out of reach with 7:15 left on a three yard sprint by Elvis Peacock.

The Oklahoma victory evened the series between the two schools at one victory apiece. Florida State had a 36-19 Gator Bowl victory in 1964 on its side of the ledger prior to the first regular season meeting ever between the schools.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
6
0
3
0
9
OKLAHOMA
3
14
0
7
24

1st   0- 3  Opp, 40, field goal, 10:55
      6- 3  Larry Key, 5, run (Dave Cappelen, kick failed), 6:00 
2nd   6-10  Opp, 37, run (kick), 9:37 
      6-17  Opp, 23, run (kick), 2:35 
3rd   9-17  Dave Cappelen, 41, field goal, 1:48 
4th   9-24  Opp, 3, run (kick), 7:15 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 25 Rushes-yards 56-219 64-455 Passing 51 58 Att-Comp-Int 8-4-1 8-2-1 Total Yards 64-270 72-513 Punt Returns 1-0 2-21 Kickoff Returns 4-68 2-32 Interception Ret. 1-17 1-0 Fumble Returns 3-0 2-0 Punts 6-45.3 3-42.3 Fumbles-Lost 5-3 2-2 Penalties-Yds 1-5 6-40 Attendance 71,184 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 24- 89 Jimmy Black 16- 86 Mark Lyles 13- 36 Rudy Thomas 2- 6 Jeff Leggett 1- 2 Receiving Kurt Unglaub 2- 24 Ed Beckman 1- 17 Larry Key 1- 10 Passing Jimmy Black 8- 4-1- 51 Punt Return Nat Terry 1- 0 Kickoff Return Larry Key 3- 58 Chip Sanders 1- 10 Punting Bill Duley 6- 272 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Detroit Reynolds 2 15 17 . . 1- 17 . . 1- 0 . . . Jimmy Heggins 4 8 12 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 4 7 11 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . . Joe Camps 4 7 11 . . . . . . . . . Jerome Davis 4 6 10 . . . . . . . . . Nat Terry 4 5 9 . . . 1 . . . . . Walter Carter 2 6 8 . . . . . . . . . Rudy Maloy . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Gary Rose 1 1 2 1.0- 8.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Abe Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . Ivory Joe Hunter 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Ridings . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 20, KANSAS STATE 10

10/02/1976, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1977 FSU Press Guide, Page 28

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State, down 10-0 at halftime, bounced back with 10 points in each of the last two quarters and dumped Kansas State, 20-10, before a home opening crowd of 30,353.

Quarterback Jimmy Black spearheaded the second half comeback. He tossed a 17 yard pass to tight end Ed Beckman that combined with Dave Cappelen's PAT knotted the score. After Cappelen hit a 41 yard field goal with 12:07 remaining, Black tossed a 26 yard TD pass to freshman Kurt Unglaub that gave FSU the lead. Cappelen also booted the second PAT.

The kicking game kept FSU in the game throughout. In addition to Cappelen's two field goals, head coach Bobby Bowden also pointed to the punting of junior Bill Duley as being a significant factor in the Seminole victory. Duley kicked five times for a 43.2 average. Three of those boots were returned for a total of two yards.

Florida State's passing attack accounted for 155 of the Seminoles' 343 yards of total offense. Black connected on six of 10 attempts and junior Clyde Walker had seven completions in 11 attempts. Beckman was their favorite target. He caught six for 95 yards.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
KANSAS STATE
0
10
0
0
10
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
10
10
20

1st   0- 0  Dave Cappelen, 49, field goal blocked
      0- 0  Opp, 49, field goal failed
2nd   0- 3  Opp, 36, field goal, 10:17
      0-10  Opp, 1, run (kick), 3:04 
3rd   3-10  Dave Cappelen, 24, field goal, 3:10 
     10-10  Ed Beckman, 17, pass from Jimmy Black (Dave Cappelen, kick), 1:40 
4th  13-10  Dave Cappelen, 41, field goal, 12:07
     20-10  Kurt Unglaub, 26, pass from Jimmy Black (Dave Cappelen, kick), 2:46 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing
Mark Lyles                  11-  50
Jimmy Black                 10-  44
Larry Key                   11-  40
Rudy Thomas                  8-  34
Gary Woolford                2-  20

Receiving
Ed Beckman                   6-  95
Kurt Unglaub                 3-  44
Jeff Leggett                 2-  12
Gary Woolford                1-   2
Larry Key                    1-   2

Passing
Jimmy Black                 10- 6-0- 94
Clyde Walker                11- 7-0- 61

Punt Return
Nat Terry                    4-  14

Kickoff Return
Larry Key                    3-  72

Punting
Bill Duley                   5- 216

                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE STATISTICS     UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
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Jimmy Heggins             5   16    21      .            .          1-  6   .    .    .      .   .   .
Aaron Carter              4    8    12      .            .           .      1    .    .      1   .   .
Detroit Reynolds          2   10    12      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Gary Rose                 1    8     9   1.0-  2.0       .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Nat Terry                 3    6     9      .            .           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Rudy Maloy                2    5     7   1.0-  8.0       .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Joe Camps                 2    5     7      .            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Willie Jones              3    2     5      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Kincaid              1    4     5      .            .           .      1    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Walter Carter             2    2     4   1.0-  8.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Scott Warren              1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Joe Joyner                1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Brian Schmidt             1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Keith Singletary          1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bobby Jackson             1    .     1      .            .           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Ivory Joe Hunter          .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .

FLORIDA STATE 28, BOSTON COLLEGE 9

10/09/1976, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

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From the 1977 FSU Press Guide, Page 28

BOSTON, MA - Florida State came from behind for the second consecutive week to earn a victory. This time the victim was nationally ranked Boston College, 28-9.

Trailing 6-0 following a pair of Boston College field goals, the Seminoles hit the scoreboard with 2:33 remaining in the first half. Runningback Rudy Thomas scored from 12 yards out and Dave Cappelen hit the conversion to give FSU the lead.

Only 1:25 had elapsed in the second quarter when quarterback Jimmy Black ran over from the 10 for the Seminoles' second TD. Again Cappelen added the conversion.

Bosoton College managed a field goal later in the quarter but that was the final score for the Eagles, who entered the contest with an unblemished 3-0 record.

The Seminoles, who recovered four Boston College fumbles - three led to Garnet and Gold touchdowns - received six pointers from Mark Lyles (one yard plunge) and Rudy Maloy (65 yard fumble return) during the final 15 minutes.

FSU punter Bill Duley kept the Eagles deep in their own territory throughout the game. He punted six times and four rolled dead inside the Eagle 15.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
7
14
28
BOSTON COLLEGE
3
3
3
0
9

1st   0- 3  Opp, 23, field goal, 2:12 
2nd   0- 3  Dave Cappelen, 26, field goal blocked
      0- 6  Opp, 25, field goal, 7:50 
      7- 6  Rudy Thomas, 12, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 2:33 
      7- 6  Dave Cappelen, 47, field goal failed, 0:00 
3rd  14- 6  Jimmy Black, 10, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 13:35
     14- 9  Opp, 37, field goal, 9:03 
4th  21- 9  Mark Lyles, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 11:10
     28- 9  Rudy Maloy, 65, fumble recovery/return (Dave Cappelen, kick), 1:14 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 16 15 Rushes-yards 49-191 48-201 Passing 41 73 Att-Comp-Int 16-6-0 14-6-0 Total Yards 65-232 62-274 Punt Returns 1-0 1-0 Kickoff Returns 1-4 2-30 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 4-65 1-0 Punts 6-44.0 5-44.8 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 6-4 Penalties-Yds 5-55 4-38 3rd Down Conversions 7-15 3-11 Attendance 22,866 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 18- 68 Mark Lyles 17- 65 Jimmy Black 12- 42 Rudy Thomas 2- 16 Receiving Ed Beckman 1- 17 Mark Lyles 2- 16 Jackie Flowers 1- 6 Gary Woolford 2- 2 Passing Jimmy Black 16- 6-0- 41 Punt Return Rudy Maloy 0- 0 Joe Joyner 1- 0 Kickoff Return Gary Woolford 1- 4 Punting Bill Duley 6- 264 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jimmy Heggins 8 3 11 . . . . . . . . . Joe Camps 7 2 9 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Aaron Carter 6 2 8 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Willie Jones 7 1 8 1.0- . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Gary Rose 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Detroit Reynolds 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Ridings 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Arthur Scott 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Nat Terry 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Paul Phillippy 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Vic Fowler 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Rudy Maloy . . . . . . . . 2- 65 . . . Bobby Jackson . . . . . . 1 . . . . .

FLORIDA 33, FLORIDA STATE 26

10/16/1976, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1977 FSU Press Guide, Page 29

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The fifth largest crowd (42,803) in Florida State history watched the Seminoles bow 33-26 to arch-rival Florida in what most state football observers termed the finest game in history between the two schools.

The game ended with Florida State threatening to steal away its most important victory in years. Coach Bobby Bowden's Seminoles were at the Gator nine yard line for the final two plays but were unable to score the TD that would have allowed the Garnet and Gold to go for the two point conversion and victory.

Quarterback Jimmy Black produced his final performance of the season for FSU, earning him Associated Press Southeastern Back of the Week honors the following Monday. He completed 14 of 17 passes for 211 yards and one TD. He also rushed for 46 yards on 19 carries and added a TD on the ground.

Florida State's offense rolled up an incredible 28 first downs during the contest compared to 21 for the Gators. In the yardage department, the Seminoles gained 507 to Florida's 417.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA
10
10
7
6
33
FLORIDA STATE
0
17
6
3
26

1st   0- 3  Opp, 27, field goal, 11:05
      0-10  Opp, 15, run (kick), 5:50 
2nd   3-10  Dave Cappelen, 21, field goal, 13:41
      3-13  Opp, 54, field goal, 11:20
     10-13  Rudy Thomas, 10, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 8:10 
     10-13  Opp, 47, field goal failed
     17-13  Kurt Unglaub, 26, pass from Jimmy Black (Dave Cappelen, kick), 0:47 
     17-20  Opp, 23, pass (kick), 0:10 
3rd  23-20  Jimmy Black, 2, run (Dave Cappelen, kick blocked), 6:25 
     23-27  Opp, 5, run (kick), 3:14 
4th  23-27  Dave Cappelen, 41, field goal failed
     23-33  Opp, 2, run (kick failed), 7:44 
     26-33  Dave Cappelen, 27, field goal, 5:19 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 28 21 Rushes-yards 53-187 43-264 Passing 320 153 Att-Comp-Int 30-20-1 14-10-0 Total Yards 83-507 57-417 Punt Returns 1-4 1-0 Kickoff Returns 6-84 5-79 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 2-35.5 3-39.7 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 2-1 Penalties-Yds 6-60 8-63 Attendance 42,803 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jeff Leggett 15- 76 Jimmy Black 19- 46 Rudy Thomas 7- 45 Mark Lyles 7- 27 Larry Key 4- 13 Jimmy Jordan 1- -20 Receiving Ed Beckman 6- 113 Kurt Unglaub 5- 90 Jackie Flowers 3- 77 Rudy Thomas 3- 20 Larry Key 2- 11 Jeff Leggett 1- 9 Passing Jimmy Black 17-14-1-211 Jimmy Jordan 13- 6-0-109 Punt Return Nat Terry 1- 4 Kickoff Return Larry Key 4- 67 Rudy Thomas 1- 17 Punting Bill Duley 2- 71 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aaron Carter 6 9 15 . . . . . . . . . Detroit Reynolds 8 6 14 . . . . . . . . . Joe Camps 5 4 9 1.0- 9.0 . . 2 . . . . . Willie Jones 6 2 8 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Ridings 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . . Gary Rose 5 2 7 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 4 3 7 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Bobby Jackson 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Rudy Maloy 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Heggins 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Joe Joyner 2 . 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Scott Warren 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Dave Porter 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Nat Terry . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Schmidt 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

AUBURN 31, FLORIDA STATE 19

10/23/1976, AUBURN, AL

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From the 1977 FSU Press Guide, Page 30

AUBURN, AL - Florida State had leads of 7-0 and 13-7, but Auburn managed to dump the Seminoles, 31-19, in the Tigers' Homecoming Game.

Quarterback Phil Gargis was a one man show for Auburn. He scored on touchdown runs of one, 14, one and 82 yards. Each time the PAT was booted by Neal O'Donoghue, who also contributed a 26 yard field goal.

Florida State went up 7-0 with just four minutes gone in the game. The Seminoles took the opening kickoff and drove 80 yards in eight plays with fullback Jeff Leggett going the final 21. Leggett also scored on a 53 yard run and the other Seminole score resulted from a seven yard pass play involving quarterback Jimmy Black and tailback Larry Key.

Ball control provided much of the difference in this contest. The Tigers had 80 (66 rushes and 14 passes) scrimmage plays compared to 52 (37 rushes and 15 passes) for the Seminoles.

Black, who completed 14 of 17 the previous Saturday against Florida, continued his passing mastery hitting nine of 14. On the ground, however, he was limited to just seven yards in five carries.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
6
6
0
19
AUBURN
7
7
7
10
31

1st   7- 0  Jeff Leggett, 21, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 11:00
      7- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 5:17 
2nd  13- 7  Larry Key, 7, pass from Jimmy Black (Dave Cappelen, kick failed), 10:38
     13-14  Opp, 14, run (kick), 5:38 
3rd  13-21  Opp, 1, run (kick), 2:05 
     19-21  Jeff Leggett, 53, run (Jimmy Black, pass failed), 0:49 
4th  19-28  Opp, 82, run (kick), 10:27
     19-31  Opp, 25, field goal, 5:05 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 25 Rushes-yards 37-233 66-400 Passing 149 54 Att-Comp-Int 15-9-1 14-6-1 Total Yards 52-382 80-454 Punt Returns 3-8 2-4 Kickoff Returns 1-22 3-97 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 6-40.7 5-42.6 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0 Penalties-Yds 3-33 3-25 Attendance 58,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jeff Leggett 9- 108 Larry Key 11- 74 Gary Woolford 2- 24 Rudy Thomas 5- 17 Mark Lyles 3- 13 Jimmy Black 5- 7 Jimmy Jordan 2- -10 Receiving Kurt Unglaub 2- 52 Rudy Thomas 2- 46 Ed Beckman 2- 32 Jackie Flowers 1- 12 Larry Key 2- 7 Passing Jimmy Black 14- 9-1-149 Jimmy Jordan 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Nat Terry 3- 8 Kickoff Return Larry Key 1- 22 Punting Bill Duley 6- 244 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jimmy Heggins 17 4 21 . . . . . . . . . Detroit Reynolds 12 3 15 . . . . . . . . . Aaron Carter 8 3 11 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 7 1 8 . . . . . . . . . Nat Terry 8 . 8 . . . 1 . . . . . Walter Carter 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Rudy Maloy 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Gary Rose 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Scott Warren 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Joe Camps 1 1 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Joe Joyner 1 . 1 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . . Brian Schmidt 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Arthur Scott 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Paul Phillippy 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Wayne Johnson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

CLEMSON 15, FLORIDA STATE 12

10/30/1976, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1977 FSU Press Guide, Page 30

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State's perfect (2-0) record against Clemson was ruined as the visiting Tigers overcame a 9-0 deficit to grab a narrow 15-12 victory.

A crowd of 21,473 saw FSU breeze into a 6-0 lead on its first possession. The Seminoles went 64 yards in 12 plays with Larry Key plunging for the final one. Midway through the second stanza Dave Cappelen added a 39 yard field goal to hike the FSU advantage to 9-0 at intermission.

Clemson narrowed the Seminole lead to 9-7 midway through the third quarter but a Cappelen feild goal of 44 yards - his longest of the season - gave the Garnet and Gold a 12-7 lead with 0:01 left in the quarter.

The Tigers' winning score came with 6:36 remaining in the game. Seminole wide receiver Kurt Unglaub was the main target of quarterback Jimmy Black, who completed 11 of 20 for 134 yards. Unglaub had five catches for 66 yards while three other receivers each had two catches. The running attack centered around Key, who gained 99 yards in 23 trips to the line.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CLEMSON
0
0
7
8
15
FLORIDA STATE
6
3
3
0
12

1st   6- 0  Larry Key, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick failed), 8:14 
      6- 0  Dave Cappelen, 39, field goal failed, 3:34 
2nd   6- 0  Dave Cappelen, 44, field goal failed, 9:50 
      9- 0  Dave Cappelen, 39, field goal, 7:18 
3rd   9- 7  Opp, 7, pass (kick), 3:41 
     12- 7  Dave Cappelen, 44, field goal, 0:01 
4th  12-15  Opp, 1, run (run), 6:36 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 21 Rushes-yards 49-192 54-250 Passing 134 112 Att-Comp-Int 20-11-1 13-7-2 Total Yards 69-326 67-362 Punt Returns 4-30 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-51 2-22 Interception Ret. 2-39 1-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 2-37.5 4-42.3 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 3-2 Penalties-Yds 5-36 2-10 Attendance 27,198 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 23- 99 Jimmy Black 16- 41 Mark Lyles 2- 22 Jeff Leggett 6- 18 Rudy Thomas 2- 12 Receiving Kurt Unglaub 5- 66 Jeff Leggett 2- 31 Ed Beckman 2- 21 Rudy Thomas 2- 16 Passing Jimmy Black 20-11-1-134 Punt Return Nat Terry 3- 25 Joe Joyner 1- 5 Kickoff Return Larry Key 2- 51 Punting Bill Duley 2- 75 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jimmy Heggins 9 8 17 . . . . . . . . . Aaron Carter 8 7 15 . . . . . . . . . Detroit Reynolds 7 8 15 . . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 5 8 13 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Gary Rose 4 5 9 . . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 4 5 9 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Bobby Jackson 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Joe Camps 4 2 6 1.0- 1.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Nat Terry 3 2 5 . . 1- 36 . . . . . . Scott Warren 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Rudy Maloy 1 3 4 . . 1- 3 . . . . . . Mike Stewart 2 1 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Gary Woolford 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Joe Joyner . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Paul Phillippy 1 . 1 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Keith Singletary . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 30, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 27

11/06/1976, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1977 FSU Press Guide, Page 31

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sparked by Rudy Thomas, a senior tailback, Florida State exploded for 20 points in a span of 7:23 during the fourth quarter and dumped Southern Mississippi, 30-27, before 29,173 Homecoming fans.

The Seminoles trailed 27-10 with less than 12 minutes remaining. But a 10 yard TD by Thomas, who was to score two more times in the comeback effort, ignited the Garnet and Gold.

The Doak Campbell Stadium clock showed 6:53 remaining when Thomas picked up his next six points. This time it came with a four yard plunge off left tackle.

State's defense prevented Southern Mississippi from making a first down in its next series and following a clipping penalty in the punt return the Seminoles accepted the ball at their eight. Thomas was dropped for a three yard loss on the first play and a pass on the second play fell incomplete. But on the third down, Black and Thomas hooked up on a 95 yard screen pass for the winning score. Dave Cappelen then booted his third PAT of the game. The pass was the longest TD via the air route in Seminole history.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
7
13
7
0
27
FLORIDA STATE
10
0
0
20
30

1st   3- 0  Dave Cappelen, 37, field goal, 9:27 
      3- 7  Opp, 3, pass (kick), 4:40 
     10- 7  Ed Beckman, 15, pass from Jimmy Black (Dave Cappelen, kick), 2:01 
2nd  10-13  Opp, 10, run (pass failed), 12:39
     10-20  Opp, 7, run (kick), 7:11 
3rd  10-20  Dave Cappelen, 46, field goal failed, 10:29
     10-27  Opp, 1, run (kick), 0:13 
4th  17-27  Rudy Thomas, 10, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 11:28
     23-27  Rudy Thomas, 4, run (Jimmy Black, pass intercepted), 6:53 
     30-27  Rudy Thomas, 95, pass from Jimmy Black (Dave Cappelen, kick), 4:05 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 28 19 Rushes-yards 30-101 63-297 Passing 420 93 Att-Comp-Int 57-27-2 15-10-0 Total Yards 87-521 78-390 Punt Returns 5-27 1--1 Kickoff Returns 5-71 5-112 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-18 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 2-34.0 6-41.5 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 4-36 7-65 Attendance 29,173 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 6- 30 Jeff Leggett 6- 30 Jimmy Black 10- 21 Rudy Thomas 3- 11 Mark Lyles 5- 9 Receiving Rudy Thomas 3- 115 Ed Beckman 6- 81 Kurt Unglaub 5- 66 Mike Barnes 4- 65 Jeff Leggett 3- 33 Jackie Flowers 3- 32 Larry Key 3- 28 Passing Jimmy Black 39-21-0-351 Jimmy Jordan 18- 6-2- 69 Punt Return Nat Terry 5- 27 Kickoff Return Larry Key 4- 66 Rudy Thomas 1- 5 Punting Bill Duley 2- 68 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aaron Carter 7 10 17 . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Heggins 6 9 15 . . . . . . . . . Mike Stewart 5 10 15 . . . . . . . . . Nat Terry 7 4 11 . . . . . . . . . Gary Rose 8 3 11 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 2 9 11 . . . . . . . . . Rudy Maloy 4 5 9 . . . . . . . . . Joe Joyner 4 3 7 2.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 5 2 7 1.0- 1.0 . . 2 . . . . . Bobby Jackson 3 1 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Walter Carter 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Detroit Reynolds . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Abe Smith 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Paul Phillippy 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Robert Thompson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Gary Woolford . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Keith Singletary . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Arthur Scott 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ed Beckman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 21, NORTH TEXAS STATE 20

11/13/1976, DENTON, TX

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From the 1977 FSU Press Guide, Page 32

DENTON, TX - Only 2:13 remaining when halfback Larry Key threw a two point conversion pass to wide receiver Kurt Unglaub that gave Florida State a 21-20 victory over North Texas State in the snow.

Prior to the game there was a snow blizzard that dumped more than four inches of the white stuff on the Fouts Field turf. When the teams took the field there were no visible field markings.

After the first two quarters ended in a 7-7 deadlock, North Texas bolted to a 20-13 lead in the third quarter. The Seminole TD in that third period came on a 91 yard pass from Jimmy Black to Kurt Unglaub.

The Key to Unglaub conversion pass was set up on a seven yard TD run by Jeff Leggett. The touchdown capped a 10 play, 69 yard drive that featured Black's passing. He completed four passes in the drive for 43 yards.

The final score ended the theory that the team with the least number of turnovers will win. The Seminoles gave North Texas the ball six times (five fumbles and an interception) on turnovers while North Texas had just one miscue.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
6
8
21
NORTH TEXAS STATE
0
7
13
0
20

2nd   0- 7  Opp, 2, run (kick), 9:54 
      7- 7  Ed Beckman, 9, pass from Jimmy Black (Dave Cappelen, kick), 0:25 
3rd  13- 7  Kurt Unglaub, 91, pass from Jimmy Black (Dave Cappelen, kick failed), 12:11
     13-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 4:05 
     13-20  Opp, 12, pass (kick failed), 0:21 
4th  21-20  Jeff Leggett, 7, run (Kurt Unglaub, pass from Larry Key), 2:13 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 16 14 Rushes-yards 48-151 55-180 Passing 192 44 Att-Comp-Int 18-12-1 9-4-0 Total Yards 66-343 64-224 Punt Returns 2-14 2-20 Kickoff Returns 4-53 4-42 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-6 Fumble Returns 1-0 5-0 Punts 4-26.3 7-26.9 Fumbles-Lost 7-5 4-1 Penalties-Yds 1-16 4-24 Attendance 3,850 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 17- 89 Jeff Leggett 11- 37 Rudy Thomas 8- 18 Jimmy Black 8- 8 Mark Lyles 3- 7 Bill Duley 1- -8 Receiving Kurt Unglaub 4- 128 Larry Key 3- 18 Ed Beckman 2- 17 Mike Barnes 1- 15 Jeff Leggett 1- 13 Rudy Thomas 1- 1 Passing Jimmy Black 18-12-1-192 Punt Return Dave Porter 1- 13 Nat Terry 1- 1 Kickoff Return Larry Key 2- 29 Rudy Thomas 2- 24 Punting Bill Duley 3- 128 Team 1- -23 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jimmy Heggins 7 6 13 . . . . . . . . . Aaron Carter 10 1 11 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Gary Rose 7 4 11 . . . . . . . . . Abe Smith 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . . Joe Joyner 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Nat Terry 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Mike Stewart 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Detroit Reynolds 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Leggett . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Chip Sanders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Jackson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Bill Sawyer . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Dave Porter . 1 1 . . . . . . . 1 . Rudy Maloy 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 28, VIRGINIA TECH 21

11/20/1976, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1977 FSU Press Guide, Page 32

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State's offense produced three touchdowns of 75 yards or more and the Seminoles came from behind in the fourth quarter for the third consecutive week to top Virginia Tech, 28-21.

Larry Key became the all-time career rushing leader for the Seminoles in the first quarter when he scored on a 97 yard draw play. That score coupled with Dave Cappelen's PAT gave the Seminoles a 7-6 lead. Key's sprint was the longest in Florida State's history.

In the second quarter, the Seminoles went on top, 14-6, after quarterback Jimmy Black and flanker Mike Barnes hooked up on a 75 yard pass play.

Virginia Tech picked up eight points in the third quarter and went ahead, 21-14, with 13:58 remaining in the game.

Freshman quarterback Jimmy Jordan entered the game at that point for FSU. He directed the Seminoles on a 68 yard scoring march that ended with a 33 yard pass to another freshman, Jackie Flowers. The two point conversion failed and State trailed, 21-20.

Virginia Tech then marched to the Seminole nine on its next series before Aaron Carter recovered a fumble at the four. On the very next play, Jordan and Kurt Unglaub hooked up on a 96 yard pass play to give the Seminoles the lead. Black threw to Ed Beckman for the two point conversion. The Jordan-Unglaub pass erased a two week record of Black and Rudy Thomas.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA TECH
6
0
8
7
21
FLORIDA STATE
7
7
0
14
28

1st   0- 6  Opp, 12, run (kick failed), 9:36 
      7- 6  Larry Key, 97, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 2:00 
2nd  14- 6  Mike Barnes, 75, pass from Jimmy Black (Dave Cappelen, kick), 7:27 
3rd  14-14  Opp, 1, run (run), 6:45 
4th  14-21  Opp, 1, run (kick), 13:58
     20-21  Jackie Flowers, 33, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Jimmy Black, pass failed), 12:14
     28-21  Kurt Unglaub, 96, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Ed Beckman, pass from Jimmy Black), 5:45 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 23 Rushes-yards 39-199 73-357 Passing 318 37 Att-Comp-Int 18-11-3 7-4-0 Total Yards 57-517 80-394 Punt Returns 3--3 1-7 Kickoff Returns 2-33 5-60 Interception Ret. 0-0 3-15 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 4-37.8 7-42.4 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 5-2 Penalties-Yds 3-27 3-22 Attendance 16,148 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 13- 154 Rudy Thomas 3- 21 Mark Lyles 5- 13 Jeff Leggett 4- 11 Jimmy Black 14- 0 Receiving Mike Barnes 3- 114 Kurt Unglaub 2- 112 Ed Beckman 3- 39 Jackie Flowers 1- 33 Larry Key 1- 14 Jeff Leggett 1- 6 Passing Jimmy Jordan 5- 4-0-163 Jimmy Black 13- 7-3-155 Punt Return Bobby Jackson 2- 12 Nat Terry 1- -15 Kickoff Return Rudy Thomas 2- 33 Punting Bill Duley 4- 151 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aaron Carter 7 10 17 . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Heggins 8 6 14 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 7 6 13 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Jeff Ridings 6 6 12 . . . . . . . . . Detroit Reynolds 6 5 11 . . . . . . . . . David Hanks 7 3 10 . . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 5 4 9 2.0- 12.0 . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Gary Rose 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Abe Smith 5 2 7 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Joe Joyner 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 3 2 5 . . . 2 . . . . . Nat Terry 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 2 3 5 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Scott Warren 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Rudy Maloy 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Dave Porter . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Ed Beckman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chip Sanders . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Mike Stewart . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .