Florida State Football - 1977 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bobby Bowden, Head Coach
Jerry Bruner, Offensive Line
Jim Gladden, Defensive Ends
George Haffner, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks, Running Backs
Bob Harbison, Staff Coordinator, Offensive Line
Steve Hardin, Graduate Assistant
George Henshaw, Defensive Line
Nick Kish, Graduate Assistant
Gene McDowell, Linebackers
Kent Schoolfield, Wide Receivers
Billy Sexton, Graduate Assistant
Jack Stanton, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs

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1977 FSU Football Press Guide

Coach Bobby Bowden, Larry Key, FSU Majorette

1977 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 1977 FSU Football Press Guide, page 54.

Trent Barnes, 6-4, 230, OT-C, Lakeland - One of the big offensive linemen head coach Bobby Bowden and his staff recruited last winter...was a three sport standout at Lakeland Senior High School...selected to numerous all-star teams including all-county, all-central Florida and all-state...captained the all-state offensive unit...son of Mr. and Mrs. George French.

Monk Bonasorte, 6-1, 177, DB, Pittsburgh, PA

Tom Brannon, 6-3, 240, OT, Albany, GA - Played tackle at Riverview Academy during prep years...was a three-time selection to all-area and all-region teams...picked all-state after junior and senior years...son of Mr. and Mrs. James Brannon.

Bobby Butler, 5-11, 185, DB, Delray Beach - Played in the defensive secondary at Atlantic High School...helped guide Atlantic High to conference, district and regional titles and runners-up in state championship for 1975 and 1976...selectted Orlando Sun-Sentinel Player of the Year...son of Mr. and Mrs. Rochard Butler.

Bill Capece, 5-11, 190, PK, Miami - Recruited as a kicking specialist from Chaminade High School...highly sought by many colleges as kicker but also played running back...selected to numerous all-star teams including all-state and high school All-American...also tabbed for weekly and annual awards for his performances...son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Capece.

Mitchell Chuvalo, 5-9, 190, FB, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - One of few high school players recruited to United States colleges from Canada...played fullback and linebacker at Thistletown Collegiate Institute...picked all-Borough three times...also competed in weightlifting, wrestling and track...father was Canadian heavyweight boxing champion...son of Mr. and Mrs. George Chuvalo.

Bryan Cobb, 6-3, 200, FB-LB, Glennville, GA - Comes to Florida State with excellent credentials from Glenville High School...is an aggressive hard-hitting player who moves to the ball well.

Mike Coleman, 6-4, 235, OT-DT, Savannah, GA - Lettered three years as an offensive and defensive tackle at Savannah Country Day School...picked to the defensive unit of all-city and all-state teams...guided Savannah Country Day to Regional III-B championship...selected Lineman of the Year in district.

Richard Davis, 6-4, 250, DT, Lakeland - Recruited as a defensive tackle from Kathleen Senior High School...another of the big linemen that has joined the Tribe trench corps...lettered two years while being picked to all-city and all-state teams...son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Davis.

Joe Demarest, 6-2, 205, LB, Tampa - Lettered two years as a linebacker at Jefferson High School...helped the Dragons win the district and regional crowns in 1975...son of Mr. Joseph Demarest.

Everett DeVeaux, 5-9, 180, RB, Cocoa - Played tailback for three years at Rockledge High School...selected all-Space Coast, all-conference and all-state...gained 1,461 yards rushing in senior season...also competed in track, wrestling and basketball...son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Deveaux.

Steve Dykes, 6-0, 180, PK-P, Orlando

Jeff Field, 6-1, 225, TE, Albany, GA - Recruited as a tight end from West High School where he lettered three years...also played basketball, baseball and track...selected all-city three times and all-region twice...son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Field.

Greg Futch, 6-3, 245, OT, Ocala

Reggie Herring, 6-2, 195, DB, Titusville - Played both tailback and safety at Astronaut High School...selected all-conference, all-Central Florida, all-state and prep All-America...also lettered in baseball...son of Mr. and Mrs. William Herring.

Fred Igaz, 6-0, 205, NG, South Bend, IN

Homes Johnson, 5-10, 180, RB, Lake Hamilton - One of the top prep running backs in Florida...played at Haines City High School for Don Herndon...complied some of the most outstanding schoolboy statistics in central Florida.

Keith Jones, 5-11, 185, QB-DB, Wildwood - Played quarterback and defensive back at Wildwood High School...lettered four times and is an outstanding student in the classroom...selected to numerous post-season honors including all-state on tow occasions...guided team to district and regional crowns in 1975 and 1976...son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonnie Jones.

Bill Keck, 6-4, 220, TE, Newark, OH - Was a two-year starter at tight end for Newark Senior High School...picked all-Central Ohio, all-region and all-district...played in the Ohio High School North-South all-star game...his high school team twice won Central Ohio League crown...son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Keck.

Keith Kennedy, 5-10, 180, RB, Red Bay, AL

Mike Kennedy, 6-1, 200, QB, Red Bay, AL - Played quarterback at Red Bay High School for four years, but can also play runningback...captained his high school team and was an all-state selection...high school reached the state playoffs during his junior and senior years...brother also plays for the Seminoles...son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerold Kennedy.

Ken Lanier, 6-4, 260, OT, Columbus, OH - Played both offensive and defensive line at Marion Franklin High School...lettered three years and was tabbed all-metro, all-city, all-district and all-state...also competed in track and field...holds several Ohio high school records in shot and discus...son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lanier.

Mark Macek, 6-2, 235, MG, Wyandotte, MI - Recruited as a defensive lineman from Theodore Roosevelt High School...earned three letters and captained his team during senior season...holder of school record for 138 tackles in one season...son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Macek.

John Madden, 6-2, 218, C, Fort Walton Beach - Played center for Choctawatchee High School under Eddie Feely, a former Seminole quarterback...picked all-city, all-area, all-district and all-state...named Northwest Florida Athlete of the Year...son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Madden.

Ken McCranie, 6-5, 220, DE, Jacksonville

Jeremy Mindlin, 6-3, 230, DT, Miami

Paul Piurowski, 6-3, 205, SS, Sarasota - Signed as a defensive back from Sarasota High School...considered one of Florida's outstanding "blue chippers" in 1976...played both strong safety and quarterback in high school...led team to post-season playoffs.

Sam Platt, 5-11, 175, RB, Jacksonville - Played running back at Wolfson High School, the same school that produced defensive end Ken McCranie...a possibility at wide receiver for the Seminoles...played in Florida's High School All-Star game.

Dmitri Rigas, 6-2, 210, MG, Augusta, GA - Will play on the defensive line for the Seminoles...was tackle and linebacker for Glenn Hills High School...following junior and senior year was an all-city and all-state selection...considered one of Georgia's leading high schoolers last year...son of Mr. and Mrs. Theophilos Rigas.

Ron Simmons, 6-1, 220, MG, Warner Robins, GA - One of the leading high school linebackers in the nation while at Warner Robins High School...voted most outstanding defensive linemen in Georgia last fall...his high school team was considered one of the top five ini the counrty during 1976.

Ernie Sims, 6-1, 190, RB, Tampa - Hails from Jefferson High School where he was a running back...brings good blend of blocking and running talents...runs the 100 yard dash in 9.7.

Mike Smith, 5-11, 185, DB, Panama City - Signed as a defensive back prospect...also played quarterback for Bay High School where he led Tornadoes to AAA state championship...scored winning touchdown in title game...selected to district, region, section and state "all" teams...a participant in Florida's North-South High School all-star game...son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Smith.

Bill Sparrow, 6-2, 225, LB, O'Brien - Played linebacker at Branford High School where he lettered four times...selected all-conference and all-state...was a member of the Bucs' conference and district championship teams...son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sparrow.

Rick Stockstill, 6-1, 182, QB, Fernandina Beach

Barry Voltapetti, 6-5, 225, OL, Miami - Another big offensive lineman who's expected to add depth in that area this season for the Seminoles...played tackle at Chaminade High School in Hollywood, the same school that gave the Semnioles kicker Bill Capece...named to several all-star teams including section and state clubs...was a member of the district championship team in '76...son of Mr. and Mrs. Gino Voltapetti.


1977 Roster - By Name

From the 1977 FSU Football Press Guide, page 52.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 22 Mike Barnes           WR      5-11  180  Sr-R *    Titusville (Titusville)
     Trent Barnes          OT-C    6-4   230  Fr        Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 42 Monk Bonasorte        DB      6-1   177  Fr        Pittsburgh, PA (Bishop Boyle)
  75 Tom Brannon           OT      6-3   240  Fr        Albany, GA (Riverview Academy)
     Brent Brock           OG      6-4   235  So        Albany, GA (Albany)
* 21 Bobby Butler          DB      5-11  185  Fr        Delray Beach (Atlantic)
* 17 Bill Capece           PK      5-11  190  Fr        Miami (Chaminade)
*  1 Dave Cappelen         PK      5-9   140  So   *    Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
* 51 Aaron Carter          LB      5-8   185  Sr   ***  Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 76 Walter Carter         DT      6-4   240  So   *    Richmond, VA (Walker)
  31 Gator Cherry          FB      6-0   205  Jr   *    Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
     Mitchell Chuvalo      FB      5-9   190  Fr        Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Thistletown Collegiate Inst)
     Bryan Cobb            FB-LB   6-3   200  Fr        Glennville, GA (Glennville)
     Mike Coleman          OT-DT   6-4   235  Fr        Savannah, GA (Savannah Country Day)
  52 Tom Coll              OL      6-4   230  So        Miami
  53 Ronnie Crawford       OG      6-2   225  So        Dothan, AL
* 72 Doug Dane             OT      6-5   250  Sr-R **   Altamonte Springs (South Plantation)
     Richard Davis         DT      6-4   250  Fr        Lakeland (Kathleen)
  41 Joe Demarest          LB      6-2   205  Fr        Tampa (Jefferson)
     Everett DeVeaux       RB      5-9   180  Fr        Cocoa (Rockledge)
*  3 Bill Duley            P       5-11  175  Sr   **   Ocala (Vanguard)
  11 Steve Dykes           PK-P    6-0   180  Sr        Orlando
  38 Larry Ellison         DB      5-11  177  Jr        Fort Lauderdale
     Jeff Field            TE      6-1   225  Fr        Albany, GA (Westover)
* 23 Jackie Flowers        WR      6-2   195  So   *    Jacksonville (Raines)
* 26 Jesse Forbes          DB      6-0   175  Sr        Tallahassee (Leon)
  27 Vic Fowler            DB      6-0   184  Jr        Clearwater (Largo)
* 70 Greg Futch            OT      6-3   245  So        Ocala (Forest)
* 69 Mike Good             OG      6-2   230  So   *    Sanford (Seminole)
  42 Hector Gray           DB      6-1   190  Jr        Miami (Miami Springs)
* 49 David Hanks           LB      6-2   215  Jr-R      West Palm Beach (Edgewater)
* 62 Bruce Harrison        OG-OT   6-2   245  Sr-R **   Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
* 56 Jimmy Heggins         LB      5-11  196  Sr   ***  Salisbury, NC (North Rowan)
* 78 Nat Henderson         OT      6-5   258  Jr-R      Albany, GA (Albany)
  39 Reggie Herring        DB      6-2   195  Fr        Titusville (Astronaut)
* 46 Ivory Joe Hunter      DB      5-11  180  Jr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 52 Fred Igaz             NG      6-0   205  Jr        South Bend, IN (Saint Joseph's/Santa Barbara CC)
  30 Nat Italiano          FB      6-0   195  Jr        Tampa (Robinson)
* 40 Bobby Jackson         DB      5-11  185  Sr   ***  Albany, GA (Albany)
     Homes Johnson         RB      5-10  180  Fr        Lake Hamilton (Haines City)
* 61 Wade Johnson          OG      6-1   220  Sr-R **   Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
  63 Carlton Jones         DT      6-1   230  So        Fitzgerald, GA (Irwin County)
     Keith Jones           QB-DB   5-11  185  Fr        Wildwood (Wildwood)
* 88 Willie Jones          DE      6-4   225  Jr   **   Homestead (South Dade)
* 15 Jimmy Jordan          QB      6-1   185  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
  83 Bill Keck             TE      6-4   220  Fr        Newark, OH (Newark)
  30 Keith Kennedy         RB      5-10  180  Jr        Red Bay, AL (Red Bay)
     Mike Kennedy          QB      6-1   200  Fr        Red Bay, AL (Red Bay)
* 44 Larry Key             RB      5-10  180  Sr   ***  Inverness (Citrus)
* 24 Mike Kincaid          DB      6-0   175  Sr   *    Waukegan, IL (Waukegan)
* 85 Grady King            TE      6-4   205  So        Satellite Beach (Satellite)
* 72 Ken Lanier            OT      6-4   260  Fr        Columbus, OH (Marion Franklin)
* 84 Greg Lazzaro          TE      6-6   220  Sr   *    Hialeah (Hialeah)
  14 Ryals Lee             PK      6-0   195  Jr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 48 Mark Lyles            FB      6-4   232  So   *    Buffalo, NY (Cleveland)
* 67 Mark Macek            MG      6-2   235  Fr        Wyandotte, MI (Roosevelt)
  58 John Madden           C       6-2   218  Fr        Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
  87 Ken McCranie          DE      6-5   220  Fr        Jacksonville
* 77 Mark Meseroll         OT      6-6   275  Sr   *    Piscataway, NJ (Piscataway/Middlesex CC)
  60 Jeremy Mindlin        DT      6-3   230  Jr        Miami (South Miami)
  81 Edgar Morales         DE      6-3   215  So        Miami
* 86 Roger Overby          WR      6-0   170  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Robinson)
  74 Paul Phillippy        DT      6-3   235  So        Norristown, PA
* 53 Paul Piurowski        SS      6-3   205  Fr        Sarasota (Sarasota)
     Sam Platt             RB      5-11  175  Fr        Jacksonville (Wolfson)
* 32 Greg Ramsey           RB      5-10  170  Jr        Fort Lauderdale (Dothan)
* 90 Edenbur Richardson    DE      6-3   206  So        Crystal River (Crystal River)
* 79 Louie Richardson      DT      6-6   235  Sr-R      Crystal River (Crystal River/Western New Mexico)
  65 Dmitri Rigas          MG      6-2   210  Fr        Augusta, GA (Glenn Hills)
* 71 Tom Rushing           OT      6-4   265  Sr-R **   Redding, CA (Palo Verde JC)
  36 Chip Sanders          RB      5-10  188  Jr        Macon, GA (Southwest)
  54 Arthur Scott          LB      6-2   222  So        Tampa (Brandon)
* 20 Mike Shumann          WR      6-0   170  Sr-R ***  Tallahassee (Leon)
* 50 Ron Simmons           MG      6-1   220  Fr        Warner Robins, GA (Warner Robins)
* 35 Ernie Sims            RB      6-1   190  Fr        Tampa (Jefferson)
* 68 Abe Smith             MG      6-1   235  Jr   *    Tallahassee (Godby)
  37 Mike Smith            DB      5-11  185  Fr        Panama City (Bay)
     Bill Sparrow          LB      6-2   225  Fr        O'Brien (Branford)
  66 Mike Stewart          LB      6-0   200  Jr   *    Hazlehurst, GA (Jeff Davis)
  11 Rick Stockstill       QB      6-1   182  Fr        Fernandina Beach (Fernandina Beach)
  27 Pat Tedesco           SS      6-0   175  So        Williamsport, PA
* 47 Nat Terry             DB      5-11  170  Sr   *    Tampa (Robinson)
  64 Robert Thompson       NG      6-1   228  So        Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
* 19 Kurt Unglaub          WR      5-11  175  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
     Barry Voltapetti      OL      6-5   225  Fr        Miami (Chaminade)
* 18 Clyde Walker          QB      6-3   207  Sr-R **   Lawrence, KS (Chapel Hill)
* 80 Scott Warren          DE      6-3   210  So   *    Titusville (Astronaut)
  29 Ernie Washington      RB      6-1   210  So        Canton, OH
  26 Sterling Watson       DB      5-9   170  Jr        Gretna
* 55 Gil Wesley            C       6-1   210  So        Birmingham, AL (Woodlawn)
* 12 Wally Woodham         QB      5-11  182  So-R      Tallahassee (Leon)
  57 Cedric Wyatt          C       6-4   240  So        Ramer, AL

1977 Roster - By Number

From the 1977 FSU Football Press Guide, page 52.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Trent Barnes          OT-C    6-4   230  Fr        Lakeland (Lakeland)
     Brent Brock           OG      6-4   235  So        Albany, GA (Albany)
     Mitchell Chuvalo      FB      5-9   190  Fr        Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Thistletown Collegiate Inst)
     Bryan Cobb            FB-LB   6-3   200  Fr        Glennville, GA (Glennville)
     Mike Coleman          OT-DT   6-4   235  Fr        Savannah, GA (Savannah Country Day)
     Richard Davis         DT      6-4   250  Fr        Lakeland (Kathleen)
     Everett DeVeaux       RB      5-9   180  Fr        Cocoa (Rockledge)
     Jeff Field            TE      6-1   225  Fr        Albany, GA (Westover)
     Homes Johnson         RB      5-10  180  Fr        Lake Hamilton (Haines City)
     Keith Jones           QB-DB   5-11  185  Fr        Wildwood (Wildwood)
     Mike Kennedy          QB      6-1   200  Fr        Red Bay, AL (Red Bay)
     Sam Platt             RB      5-11  175  Fr        Jacksonville (Wolfson)
     Bill Sparrow          LB      6-2   225  Fr        O'Brien (Branford)
     Barry Voltapetti      OL      6-5   225  Fr        Miami (Chaminade)
*  1 Dave Cappelen         PK      5-9   140  So   *    Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
*  3 Bill Duley            P       5-11  175  Sr   **   Ocala (Vanguard)
  11 Steve Dykes           PK-P    6-0   180  Sr        Orlando
  11 Rick Stockstill       QB      6-1   182  Fr        Fernandina Beach (Fernandina Beach)
* 12 Wally Woodham         QB      5-11  182  So-R      Tallahassee (Leon)
  14 Ryals Lee             PK      6-0   195  Jr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 15 Jimmy Jordan          QB      6-1   185  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 17 Bill Capece           PK      5-11  190  Fr        Miami (Chaminade)
* 18 Clyde Walker          QB      6-3   207  Sr-R **   Lawrence, KS (Chapel Hill)
* 19 Kurt Unglaub          WR      5-11  175  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 20 Mike Shumann          WR      6-0   170  Sr-R ***  Tallahassee (Leon)
* 21 Bobby Butler          DB      5-11  185  Fr        Delray Beach (Atlantic)
* 22 Mike Barnes           WR      5-11  180  Sr-R *    Titusville (Titusville)
* 23 Jackie Flowers        WR      6-2   195  So   *    Jacksonville (Raines)
* 24 Mike Kincaid          DB      6-0   175  Sr   *    Waukegan, IL (Waukegan)
* 26 Jesse Forbes          DB      6-0   175  Sr        Tallahassee (Leon)
  26 Sterling Watson       DB      5-9   170  Jr        Gretna
  27 Vic Fowler            DB      6-0   184  Jr        Clearwater (Largo)
  27 Pat Tedesco           SS      6-0   175  So        Williamsport, PA
  29 Ernie Washington      RB      6-1   210  So        Canton, OH
  30 Nat Italiano          FB      6-0   195  Jr        Tampa (Robinson)
  30 Keith Kennedy         RB      5-10  180  Jr        Red Bay, AL (Red Bay)
  31 Gator Cherry          FB      6-0   205  Jr   *    Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 32 Greg Ramsey           RB      5-10  170  Jr        Fort Lauderdale (Dothan)
* 35 Ernie Sims            RB      6-1   190  Fr        Tampa (Jefferson)
  36 Chip Sanders          RB      5-10  188  Jr        Macon, GA (Southwest)
  37 Mike Smith            DB      5-11  185  Fr        Panama City (Bay)
  38 Larry Ellison         DB      5-11  177  Jr        Fort Lauderdale
  39 Reggie Herring        DB      6-2   195  Fr        Titusville (Astronaut)
* 40 Bobby Jackson         DB      5-11  185  Sr   ***  Albany, GA (Albany)
  41 Joe Demarest          LB      6-2   205  Fr        Tampa (Jefferson)
* 42 Monk Bonasorte        DB      6-1   177  Fr        Pittsburgh, PA (Bishop Boyle)
  42 Hector Gray           DB      6-1   190  Jr        Miami (Miami Springs)
* 44 Larry Key             RB      5-10  180  Sr   ***  Inverness (Citrus)
* 46 Ivory Joe Hunter      DB      5-11  180  Jr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 47 Nat Terry             DB      5-11  170  Sr   *    Tampa (Robinson)
* 48 Mark Lyles            FB      6-4   232  So   *    Buffalo, NY (Cleveland)
* 49 David Hanks           LB      6-2   215  Jr-R      West Palm Beach (Edgewater)
* 50 Ron Simmons           MG      6-1   220  Fr        Warner Robins, GA (Warner Robins)
* 51 Aaron Carter          LB      5-8   185  Sr   ***  Gainesville (Gainesville)
  52 Tom Coll              OL      6-4   230  So        Miami
* 52 Fred Igaz             NG      6-0   205  Jr        South Bend, IN (Saint Joseph's/Santa Barbara CC)
  53 Ronnie Crawford       OG      6-2   225  So        Dothan, AL
* 53 Paul Piurowski        SS      6-3   205  Fr        Sarasota (Sarasota)
  54 Arthur Scott          LB      6-2   222  So        Tampa (Brandon)
* 55 Gil Wesley            C       6-1   210  So        Birmingham, AL (Woodlawn)
* 56 Jimmy Heggins         LB      5-11  196  Sr   ***  Salisbury, NC (North Rowan)
  57 Cedric Wyatt          C       6-4   240  So        Ramer, AL
  58 John Madden           C       6-2   218  Fr        Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
  60 Jeremy Mindlin        DT      6-3   230  Jr        Miami (South Miami)
* 61 Wade Johnson          OG      6-1   220  Sr-R **   Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
* 62 Bruce Harrison        OG-OT   6-2   245  Sr-R **   Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
  63 Carlton Jones         DT      6-1   230  So        Fitzgerald, GA (Irwin County)
  64 Robert Thompson       NG      6-1   228  So        Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
  65 Dmitri Rigas          MG      6-2   210  Fr        Augusta, GA (Glenn Hills)
  66 Mike Stewart          LB      6-0   200  Jr   *    Hazlehurst, GA (Jeff Davis)
* 67 Mark Macek            MG      6-2   235  Fr        Wyandotte, MI (Roosevelt)
* 68 Abe Smith             MG      6-1   235  Jr   *    Tallahassee (Godby)
* 69 Mike Good             OG      6-2   230  So   *    Sanford (Seminole)
* 70 Greg Futch            OT      6-3   245  So        Ocala (Forest)
* 71 Tom Rushing           OT      6-4   265  Sr-R **   Redding, CA (Palo Verde JC)
* 72 Doug Dane             OT      6-5   250  Sr-R **   Altamonte Springs (South Plantation)
* 72 Ken Lanier            OT      6-4   260  Fr        Columbus, OH (Marion Franklin)
  74 Paul Phillippy        DT      6-3   235  So        Norristown, PA
  75 Tom Brannon           OT      6-3   240  Fr        Albany, GA (Riverview Academy)
* 76 Walter Carter         DT      6-4   240  So   *    Richmond, VA (Walker)
* 77 Mark Meseroll         OT      6-6   275  Sr   *    Piscataway, NJ (Piscataway/Middlesex CC)
* 78 Nat Henderson         OT      6-5   258  Jr-R      Albany, GA (Albany)
* 79 Louie Richardson      DT      6-6   235  Sr-R      Crystal River (Crystal River/Western New Mexico)
* 80 Scott Warren          DE      6-3   210  So   *    Titusville (Astronaut)
  81 Edgar Morales         DE      6-3   215  So        Miami
  83 Bill Keck             TE      6-4   220  Fr        Newark, OH (Newark)
* 84 Greg Lazzaro          TE      6-6   220  Sr   *    Hialeah (Hialeah)
* 85 Grady King            TE      6-4   205  So        Satellite Beach (Satellite)
* 86 Roger Overby          WR      6-0   170  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Robinson)
  87 Ken McCranie          DE      6-5   220  Fr        Jacksonville
* 88 Willie Jones          DE      6-4   225  Jr   **   Homestead (South Dade)
* 90 Edenbur Richardson    DE      6-3   206  So        Crystal River (Crystal River)

1977 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Wade Johnson             Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Willie Jones             Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Larry Key                Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Ron Simmons              Football News - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         Football News - All-American - Honorable Mention

Nat Terry                Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Scott Warren             Churchman's - 1st Team All-American

Gil Wesley               Churchman's - 1st Team All-American
                         Football News - 3rd Team Sophomore All-American

All-Americans -  7

1977 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
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Ed Beckman               85      TE                 Kansas City Chiefs
Fred Biletnikoff         25      WR                 Oakland  Raiders
Duane Carrell             3      P                  New York Jets
Duane Carrell            12      P                  St. Louis  Cardinals
Gary Huff                19      QB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Greg Johnson             79      DE                 Baltimore Colts
Greg Johnson             72      DE                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Eddie McMillan           41      CB                 Seattle Seahawks
Lee Nelson               38      DB                 St. Louis  Cardinals
Gary Parris              84      TE                 Cleveland  Browns
J.T. Thomas              24      DB                 Pittsburgh Steelers

Noles in the Pros -  9

1977 Schedule and Results

       
GAME DAY
 
       
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
REC
09/10
A
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI W 35- 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-6
09/17
A
KANSAS STATE W 18-10
 
 
 
 
 
 
2-9
09/24
H
MIAMI L 17-23
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-8
10/01
A
OKLAHOMA STATE W 25-17
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-7
10/08
H
CINCINNATI W 14- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
5-4-2
10/22
H
AUBURN W 24- 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-5
10/29
H
NORTH TEXAS STATE W 35-14
20
 
 
 
 
16
9-2
11/05
A
VIRGINIA TECH W 23-21
15
 
 
 
 
 
3-7-1
11/12
H
MEMPHIS STATE W 30- 9
16
 
 
 
 
 
6-5
11/19
A
SAN DIEGO STATE L 16-41
13
13
 
 
16
19
10-1
12/03
A
FLORIDA W 37- 9
19
 
 
 
 
 
6-4-1
12/23
N
TEXAS TECH
Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, Fl
W 40-17
19
 
 
 
 
 
7-5
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   10- 2     4-1     5-1     1-0

FINAL  AP - 14
FINAL UPI - 11


1977 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Larry Key 10/22/1977 AUBURN 25 170 6.80 2 Larry Key 12/03/1977 FLORIDA 20 143 7.15 0 Larry Key 10/01/1977 OKLAHOMA STATE 32 127 3.97 0 Larry Key 09/17/1977 KANSAS STATE 24 120 5.00 0 Larry Key 11/12/1977 MEMPHIS STATE 24 110 4.58 0

1977 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Roger Overby 10/08/1977 CINCINNATI 9 136 15.11 1 Roger Overby 12/03/1977 FLORIDA 6 124 20.67 3 Mike Shumann 12/03/1977 FLORIDA 5 111 22.20 0 Mike Shumann 09/17/1977 KANSAS STATE 5 108 21.60 2 Larry Key 12/23/1977 TEXAS TECH 6 100 16.67 0

1977 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jimmy Jordan 12/23/1977 TEXAS TECH 25 18 311 0 12.44 2

1977 EOY Stats

From the 1978 FSU Football Press Guide, page 51.
Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 274 153 Points Per Game............. 24.9 13.9 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 34 16 TDs Rushing................. 13 10 TDs Passing................. 18 5 TDs Fumble Return........... 1 0 TDs Punt Return............. 2 1 TDs Interception............ 0 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 28-34 15-16 Kick........................ 27-30 15-15 Pass........................ 1- 3 0- 0 Run......................... 0- 1 0- 1 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 13-23 14-19 SAFETY........................ 1 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 224 166 Rushing..................... 92 109 Passing..................... 120 49 Penalty..................... 12 8 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1637 1773 Yards gained rushing........ 2085 2211 Yards lost rushing.......... 448 438 Rushing Attempts............ 462 560 Average Per Rush............ 3.5 3.2 Average Per Game............ 148.8 161.2 PASSING YARDAGE............... 2466 1167 Att-Comp-Int................ 323-176-16 215- 91-14 Efficiency.................. 127.10 82.57 Average Per Pass............ 7.6 5.4 Average Per Catch........... 14.0 12.8 Average Per Game............ 224.2 106.1 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 4103 2940 Total Plays................. 785 775 Average Per Play............ 5.2 3.8 Average Per Game............ 373.0 267.3 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 31- 611 43- 777 Average Per Return.......... 19.7 18.1 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 38-326 14- 91 Average Per Return.......... 8.6 6.5 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 14-107 16- 86 Average Per Return.......... 7.6 5.4 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 22-14 33-14 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 58- 496 48- 473 Average Per Game............ 45.1 43.0 PUNTS-YARDS................... 51-1900 80-3010 Average Per Punt............ 37.3 37.6 Net punt average............ 35.5 33.6 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 65-169 63-191 3rd-Down Pct................ .385 .330 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 43-302 - ATTENDANCE.................... 197,003 242,592 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 5-39,401 6-40,432
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
33
73
65
103
274
Opponents
41
63
20
29
153
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Larry Key           11  239 1186   69  1117   4.7   3  38   101.5
Mark Lyles          10   70  302    4   298   4.3   4  41    29.8
Greg Ramsey          9   41  232   25   207   5.0   1  28    23.0
Mike Shumann              5  117    4   113  22.6   0  44 
Ernie Sims               27   98    4    94   3.5   0  12 
Keith Kennedy             2   21    0    21  10.5   0  12 
Jackie Flowers            1    3    0     3   3.0   0   3 
Jesse Forbes              2    2    1     1   0.5   0   2 
Chip Sanders              3    1    0     1   0.3   0   1 
Wally Woodham       10   41   96  103    -7  -0.2   5  37    -0.7
 Team                     3    0   52   -52 -17.3   0     
Jimmy Jordan         9   29   28  187  -159  -5.5   0   9   -17.7

Total.........      11  462 2085  448  1637   3.5  13  44   148.8
Opponents.....      11  560 2211  438  1773   3.2  10       161.2


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Wally Woodham       10  137.06 154- 94- 8   .610 1270   8  54   127.0
Jimmy Jordan         9  114.87 166- 80- 9   .482 1139  10  48   126.6
Mike Shumann            427.60   1-  1- 0  1.000   39   0  39 
Clyde Walker            251.20   1-  1- 0  1.000   18   0  18 
Mike Kennedy              0.00   1-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0 

Total.........      11  127.10 323-176-16   .545 2466  18  54   224.2
Opponents.....      11   82.57 215- 91-14   .423 1167   5       106.1


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Mike Shumann            33   701  21.2   6  54 
Roger Overby            38   626  16.5   5  36t
Larry Key           11  22   243  11.0   1  48    22.1
Jackie Flowers          13   191  14.7   0  17 
Grady King              18   166   9.2   0  23 
Kurt Unglaub             9   157  17.4   3  35t
Mark Lyles          10  16   138   8.6   0  18    13.8
Greg Lazzaro            12   136  11.3   2  34t
Greg Ramsey          9   7    31   4.4   1  12t    3.4
Chip Sanders             2    31  15.5   0  18 
Mike Barnes              3    26   8.7   0  15 
Keith Kennedy            1    22  22.0   0  22 
Ernie Sims               2    -2  -1.0   0   1 

Total.........      11 176  2466  14.0  18  54   224.2
Opponents.....      11  91  1167  12.8   5       106.1


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Nat Terry            19  144   7.6  0  21 
Bobby Jackson         7   78  11.1  0  54 
Kurt Unglaub          8   38   4.8  0  11 
Bobby Butler          2   22  11.0  0  16 
Ron Simmons           1   21  21.0  0  21 
Ivory Joe Hunter      0   19        1  19t
Scott Warren          1    3   3.0  1   3t

Total.........       38  326   8.6  2  54 
Opponent......       14   91   6.5  1  50t


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Ivory Joe Hunter      4    0   0.0  0     
Bobby Jackson         3   59  19.7  0     
Nat Terry             3   34  11.3  0     
Mike Kincaid          1   14  14.0  0     
Scott Warren          1    0   0.0  0     
Aaron Carter          1    0   0.0  0     
David Hanks           1    0   0.0  0     

Total.........       14  107   7.6  0     
Opponent......       16   86   5.4  0     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Larry Key            21   461 22.0  0  60 
Greg Ramsey           8   129 16.1  0  23 
Bobby Jackson         1    16 16.0  0  16 
Jackie Flowers        1     5  5.0  0   5 

Total.........       31   611 19.7  0  60 
Opponent......       43   777 18.1  0     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Jimmy Heggins         4    0   0.0  0   .    1
Willie Jones          2    0   0.0  1   .    3
Scott Warren          2    0   0.0  0   .    1
Mike Kincaid          2    0   0.0  0   .    1
Ron Simmons           1    0   0.0  0   .   13
Nat Terry             1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Aaron Carter          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Edenbur Richardson    1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Fred Igaz             0    0    .   0   .    2
Monk Bonasorte        0    0    .   0   .    1
Walter Carter         0    0    .   0   .    1
David Hanks           0    0    .   0   .    1
Paul Piurowski        0    0    .   0   .    1
Abe Smith             0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       14        0.0  1       27
Opponent......       14        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Dave Cappelen         0  13-20   27-29   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    66
Mike Shumann          6   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0    38
Roger Overby          5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Wally Woodham         5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Larry Key             4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Mark Lyles            4   0-0     0-0    0-1   0   0-0   0   0    24
Kurt Unglaub          3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Greg Lazzaro          2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Greg Ramsey           2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Willie Jones          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Ivory Joe Hunter      1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Scott Warren          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Louie Richardson      0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   1     2
Bill Capece           0   0-3     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     0
Jimmy Jordan          0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   1-4   0   0     0
====================================================================
FSU                  34  13-23   27-29   0-1   1   1-4   0   1   274
Opponent             16  14-18   15-15   0-1   0   0-0   0   0   153
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Mike Shumann
.
6
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Roger Overby
.
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Wally Woodham
5
.
8
.
.
.
.
.
.
Larry Key
3
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Mark Lyles
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Kurt Unglaub
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Greg Lazzaro
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Greg Ramsey
1
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Willie Jones
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
Ivory Joe Hunter
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Scott Warren
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Jimmy Jordan
.
.
10
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
13
18
18
.
1
2
.
.
.
Opponents
10
5
5
.
.
1
.
.
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Wally Woodham       10  195    -7 1270  1263 126.3
Larry Key           11  239  1117    0  1117 101.5
Jimmy Jordan         9  195  -159 1139   980 108.9
Mark Lyles          10   70   298    0   298  29.8
Greg Ramsey          9   41   207    0   207  23.0
Mike Shumann              6   113   39   152
Ernie Sims               27    94    0    94
Keith Kennedy             2    21    0    21
Clyde Walker              1     0   18    18
Jackie Flowers            1     3    0     3
Jesse Forbes              2     1    0     1
Chip Sanders              3     1    0     1
 Team                     3   -52    0   -52

Total.........      11  785  1637 2466  4103 373.0
Opponent......      11  775  1773 1167  2940 267.3


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Dave Cappelen        13-20  .650  0- 0  6- 7  4- 8  3- 4  0- 1 47
Bill Capece           0- 3  .000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 1  0- 2  0
FG SEQUENCE Dave Cappelen Bill Capece
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
34, 27
None
KANSAS STATE
(27)
None
MIAMI
(41)
None
OKLAHOMA STATE
(36), (30)
53
CINCINNATI
None
53
AUBURN
(20), 35
None
NORTH TEXAS STATE
None
None
VIRGINIA TECH
(42), 49, (26), (29)
48
MEMPHIS STATE
50, (30), (37), 33, (21)
None
SAN DIEGO STATE
(22)
None
FLORIDA
(47), 37
None
TEXAS TECH
(23), (22)
None
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Bill Duley          44 1762  40.0  60                 
Steve Dykes          4  110  27.5  40                 
 Team                3    0   0.0   0                3

Total.........      51 1900  37.3  60                3
Opponent......      80 3010  37.6                    3


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Larry Key           11 1117   243    0  461    0    0 1821 165.5
Mike Shumann            113   701    0    0    0    0  814
Roger Overby              0   626    0    0    0    0  626
Mark Lyles          10  298   138    0    0    0    0  436  43.6
Greg Ramsey          9  207    31    0  129    0    0  367  40.8
Jackie Flowers            3   191    0    5    0    0  199
Kurt Unglaub              0   157   38    0    0    0  195
Nat Terry                 0     0  144    0   34    0  178
Grady King                0   166    0    0    0    0  166
Bobby Jackson             0     0   78   16   59    0  153
Greg Lazzaro              0   136    0    0    0    0  136
Ernie Sims               94    -2    0    0    0    0   92
Keith Kennedy            21    22    0    0    0    0   43
Chip Sanders              1    31    0    0    0    0   32
Mike Barnes               0    26    0    0    0    0   26
Bobby Butler              0     0   22    0    0    0   22
Ron Simmons               0     0   21    0    0    0   21
Ivory Joe Hunter          0     0   19    0    0    0   19
Mike Kincaid              0     0    0    0   14    0   14
Scott Warren              0     0    3    0    0    0    3
Jesse Forbes              1     0    0    0    0    0    1
Wally Woodham       10   -7     0    0    0    0    0   -7  -0.7
 Team                   -52     0    0    0    0    0  -52
Jimmy Jordan         9 -159     0    0    0    0    0 -159 -17.7

Total.........      11 1637  2466  326  611  107    0 5147 467.9
Opponent......      11 1773  1167   91  777   86    0 3894 354.0


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Aaron Carter             82   99   181   7.0- 16.0       .          1-  0   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Jimmy Heggins            67   90   157   4.0- 19.0    3.0-  6.0      .      .    .   4-  0   1   .   .
Ron Simmons              76   52   128  13.0- 24.0   12.0-117.0      .      .    .   1-  0  13   1   .
Scott Warren             56   54   110  12.0- 40.0    2.0-  7.0     1-  0   .    .   2-  0   1   1   .
Walter Carter            47   56   103   3.0- 14.0    5.0- 38.0      .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Willie Jones             63   38   101   8.0- 26.0    7.0- 43.0      .      .    .   2-  0   3   .   .
Nat Terry                41   39    80   1.0-  2.0       .          3- 34   .    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Louie Richardson         29   47    76   2.0-  4.0    5.0- 37.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   1
Mike Kincaid             48   26    74   4.0-  9.0    1.0-  4.0     1- 14   .    .   2-  0   1   .   .
David Hanks              33   27    60      .         1.0-  4.0     1-  0   .    .    .      1   .   .
Ivory Joe Hunter         32   19    51   2.0-  5.0       .          4-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Bobby Jackson            29   17    46      .            .          3- 59   .    .    .      .   .   .
Fred Igaz                24   16    40   2.0-  4.0    4.0- 33.0      .      .    .    .      2   .   .
Edenbur Richardson       12    7    19   2.0-  3.0       .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Mark Macek                8    9    17      .         1.0- 10.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Abe Smith                 6    9    15   2.0-  3.0    1.0-  1.0      .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Jeremy Mindlin            4    9    13      .         1.0-  2.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Paul Piurowski            8    3    11      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Monk Bonasorte      11    7    3    10      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Bobby Butler              5    4     9      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   1   .
Vic Fowler                9    .     9      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Paul Phillippy            2    3     5      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ken McCranie              .    3     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Reggie Herring            1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jesse Forbes              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jackie Flowers            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Greg Futch                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Good                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Nat Henderson             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Wade Johnson              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Larry Key           11    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ken Lanier                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Capece               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dave Cappelen             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Hector Gray               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jimmy Jordan         9    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mark Meseroll             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Shumann              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Kurt Unglaub              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Barry Voltapetti          .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Gil Wesley                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Wally Woodham       10    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Barnes               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Trent Barnes              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tom Brannon               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Gator Cherry              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Doug Dane                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Duley                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bruce Harrison            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Homes Johnson             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Keith Jones               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Grady King                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Greg Lazzaro              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mark Lyles          10    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Madden               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Roger Overby              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Sam Platt                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Greg Ramsey          9    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tom Rushing               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Arthur Scott              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ernie Sims                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Smith                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Stewart              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Rick Stockstill           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Clyde Walker              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Keith Kennedy             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chip Sanders              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Nat Italiano              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Brent Brock               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tom Coll                  .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ronnie Crawford           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Carlton Jones             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Edgar Morales             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ryals Lee                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Steve Dykes               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ernie Washington          .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Joe Demarest              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bryan Cobb                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dmitri Rigas              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Cedric Wyatt              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Robert Thompson           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jeff Field                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Coleman              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Keck                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Pat Tedesco               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mitchell Chuvalo          .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Richard Davis             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Everett DeVeaux           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Kennedy              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Sparrow              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Sterling Watson           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Larry Ellison             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .

FLORIDA STATE 35, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 6

09/10/1977, HATTIESBURG, MS

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From the 1978 FSU Press Guide, Page 40

HATTIESBURG, MS - Throughout pre-season practice it was the offense which drew the positive reviews from the Florida State training camp. The defense according to observers was suspect.

So guess what happens? Yes, that's right, it was the defense which kept FSU in it's opening victory (35-6) over Southern Mississippi until the offense could become untracked.

It was the defense that gave the Seminoles their first touchdown of the season. With the Garnet and Gold trailing 3-0, freshman noseguard Ron Simmons, playing his first collegiate game, blocked a Golden Eagle punt that was picked up by end Scott Warren and carried two yards for six points. Dave Cappelen's kick made it 7-3.

Southern Mississippi came back to score three more points before the half, but that was it for the night. The Seminoles, however, added seven points in the third quarter and added to the cushion with a 21 point fourth quarter.

As expected, the FSU offense centered around the pass. Quarterbacks Jimmy Jordan and Wally Woodham, both sophomores, combined to complete 19 of 32 passes for 265 yards. Most of the damage was done by Jordan, making his first collegiate start, who hit for 14 of 26 accounting for 202 yards and two touchdowns.

A total of 10 players caught at least one pass. The leader was Mike Shumann, who grabbed four for 80 yards. Greg Lazzaro and Mark Lyles each had three receptions while Jackie Flowers picked up two.

The victory was the first ever in six tries for the Seminoles here. Their best previous effort was a 0-0 deadlock in 1963. The win also snapped a four game losing streak for FSU in opening games.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
7
21
35
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
0
6
0
0
6

1st   0- 0  Opp, 48, field goal failed
2nd   0- 3  Opp, 26, field goal, 14:17
      0- 3  Dave Cappelen, 34, field goal blocked
      7- 3  Scott Warren, 2, punt return/blocked punt (Dave Cappelen, kick), 0:55 
      7- 6  Opp, 31, field goal, 0:03 
3rd  14- 6  Greg Lazzaro, 34, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 9:27 
     14- 6  Dave Cappelen, 27, field goal failed
4th  21- 6  Mark Lyles, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 14:18
     28- 6  Kurt Unglaub, 8, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 12:14
     35- 6  Greg Ramsey, 12, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 1:22 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 9 Rushes-yards 36- 62 48-134 Passing 265 72 Att-Comp-Int 32-19-1 16-6-2 Total Yards 68-327 64-206 Punt Returns 5-14 3-19 Kickoff Returns 2-60 5-101 Interception Ret. 2-18 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 5-37.2 8-29.4 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-1 Penalties-Yds 5-25 4-21 Attendance 19,376 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 19- 67 Mark Lyles 7- 20 Wally Woodham 2- 7 Chip Sanders 1- 0 Greg Ramsey 3- -4 Jimmy Jordan 4- -28 Receiving Mike Shumann 4- 80 Greg Lazzaro 3- 64 Jackie Flowers 2- 28 Keith Kennedy 1- 22 Grady King 1- 14 Mark Lyles 3- 13 Chip Sanders 1- 13 Greg Ramsey 1- 12 Larry Key 1- 9 Kurt Unglaub 1- 8 Roger Overby 1- 2 Passing Jimmy Jordan 26-14-1-202 Wally Woodham 6- 5-0- 63 Punt Return Nat Terry 2- 2 Scott Warren 1- 2 Scott Warren 0- 0 Kickoff Return Larry Key 2- 60 Punting Bill Duley 5- 186 Bobby Jackson 2- 10 |---------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 11 6 17 . . . . . . . . . Ron Simmons 6 4 10 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . 1 . Aaron Carter 3 5 8 . . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 5 2 7 . . . 1 . . . . . Willie Jones 5 1 6 1.0- 14.0 . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Abe Smith 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 4 . 4 3.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . . Edenbur Richardson 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 2 1 3 . . 1- 14 . . . . . . Nat Terry 1 2 3 . . 1- 4 . . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Jackson 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Vic Fowler 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Butler 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Mindlin . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Fred Igaz . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . David Hanks . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Monk Bonasorte 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Louie Richardson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Gil Wesley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mike Smith . . . . . . 1 . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 18, KANSAS STATE 10

09/17/1977, MANHATTAN, KS

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From the 1978 FSU Press Guide, Page 40

MANHATTAN, KS - Florida State's winning streak over a two year period reached five games as the Seminoles battled back deficits of 7-0 and 10-8 to bump Kansas State, 18-10.

A stingy Seminole defense kept the Big Eight Conference member Wildcats in check throughout the afternoon. In fact, the only K-State TD came on a blocked punt when the Seminole defense wasn't even on the field. And, the Wildcat field goal in the fourth quarter was set up by a pass interception.

Florida State got on the scoreboard with 7:59 remaining in the third quarter when Mike Shumann caught a nine yard TD pass from QB Jimmy Jordan. Shumann also caught Jordan's conversion pass that made it 8-7.

Only 36 seconds had passed in the fourth quarter when Kansas State got its go ahead field goal by Chuck Thompson. A field goal by Dave Cappelen with 6:58 left put FSU back in the lead and the visiting 'Noles, who were playing their second road game, added some insurance with 2:17 showing on the clock with Jordan finding Shumann on a 36 yard scoring strike.

Seminole defenders gave K-State just 173 yards total offense. That total included 101 along the ground on 48 attempts and another 72 through the air. FSU, meanwhile, was compiling 363 total offense yards - 138 rushing and another 225 passing. The passing yards came with Jordan completing 16 of 37. His favorite targets were Mike Shumann (five catches), Jackie Flowers (four) and Larry Key (three).

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
8
10
18
KANSAS STATE
0
7
0
3
10

2nd   0- 0  Opp, 42, field goal failed, 8:59 
      0- 7  Opp, 50, punt return/blocked punt (kick), 6:33 
3rd   8- 7  Mike Shumann, 9, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Mike Shumann, pass from Jimmy Jordan), 7:59 
4th   8-10  Opp, 19, field goal, 14:24
     11-10  Dave Cappelen, 27, field goal, 6:58 
     18-10  Mike Shumann, 36, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 2:17 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 7 Rushes-yards 42-138 48-101 Passing 225 72 Att-Comp-Int 37-16-2 22-4-2 Total Yards 79-363 70-173 Punt Returns 7-56 3-59 Kickoff Returns 1-23 3-44 Interception Ret. 2-17 2-35 Fumble Returns 0-0 3-0 Punts 10-40.3 14-37.5 Fumbles-Lost 4-3 0-0 Penalties-Yds 6-49 4-37 Attendance 26,200 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 24- 120 Jesse Forbes 1- 22 Greg Ramsey 4- 19 Mark Lyles 6- 18 Jimmy Jordan 7- -41 Receiving Mike Shumann 5- 108 Jackie Flowers 4- 43 Larry Key 3- 32 Mark Lyles 1- 17 Grady King 2- 15 Passing Jimmy Jordan 37-16-2-225 Punt Return Nat Terry 4- 45 Bobby Jackson 3- 11 Kickoff Return Larry Key 1- 23 Punting Bill Duley 8- 375 Team 2- 28 |---------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 5 11 16 . . . 1 . . . . . Ron Simmons 6 5 11 . . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 3 6 9 . . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Aaron Carter 1 6 7 . . . 1 . . . . . Mike Kincaid 5 1 6 . . . 2 . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 3 2 5 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Nat Terry 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Abe Smith 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Mike Good 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Mark Macek 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Jackson 1 1 2 . . 1- 17 2 . . . . . Vic Fowler . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Jordan . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Gil Wesley . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Butler . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . David Hanks . . . . . . 1 . . . . .

MIAMI 23, FLORIDA STATE 17

09/24/1977, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1978 FSU Press Guide, Page 41

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Miami's Hurricanes pulled a Florida State.

Through its last five games - two this season and three last - the Seminoles had to come from behind to gain victories. This time it was Miami's turn. Trailing 17-10 starting the fourth quarter, the Hurricanes put 13 points on the board in the final stanza and left Tallahassee with a 23-17 victory, their first of the young season.

Although Miami scored 10 points in the first quarter, Seminole fans were not worried. And they shouldn't have been as the Seminoles picked up 11 points in the second quarter to take an 11-10 lead at intermission.

FSU hiked the cushion to 17-10 in the opening 4:19 of the second half after junior running back Greg Ramsey rumbled 16 yards for six points. The conversion was muffed.

That, however, is where the Seminole problems began. FSU had trouble moving the sticks the rest of the quarter while Miami was getting cranked up. Early in the last quarter, the 'Canes drove 71 yards in seven plays for a TD and Chris Dennis booted the PAT that tied the count.

Seconds later a Jimmy Jordan pass was intercepted at the Seminole 47. Miami reached the FSU 30 before the drive stalled and Dennis, who had beat the Seminoles in the closing seconds at Doak Campbell two years earlier, kicked what proved to be the winning field goal. Dennis then added an insurance field goal with 2:09 remaining after FSU turned the ball over on downs at its 40.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MIAMI
10
0
0
13
23
FLORIDA STATE
0
11
6
0
17

1st   0- 3  Opp, 17, field goal, 6:56 
      0-10  Opp, 23, pass (kick), 1:07 
2nd   3-10  Dave Cappelen, 41, field goal, 13:36
      5-10  Louie Richardson, safety, 7:53 
            Quarterback tackled in the endzone by Louie Richardson and  
            Ron Simmons                                                 
     11-10  Kurt Unglaub, 11, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Jimmy Jordan, pass failed), 0:52 
3rd  17-10  Greg Ramsey, 16, run (Jimmy Jordan, pass failed), 10:41
4th  17-17  Opp, 3, pass (kick), 8:46 
     17-20  Opp, 47, field goal, 5:02 
     17-23  Opp, 47, field goal, 2:09 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 16 20 Rushes-yards 23-104 68-145 Passing 134 142 Att-Comp-Int 40-14-5 19-13-0 Total Yards 63-238 87-287 Punt Returns 4-53 4-7 Kickoff Returns 7-137 3-72 Interception Ret. 0-0 5--3 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 7-41.6 8-36.6 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 5-71 4-47 Attendance 40,060 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Greg Ramsey 7- 56 Larry Key 9- 50 Mark Lyles 4- 19 Jimmy Jordan 3- -21 Receiving Kurt Unglaub 3- 47 Mark Lyles 4- 30 Larry Key 2- 28 Roger Overby 1- 18 Mike Shumann 1- 13 Greg Lazzaro 1- 3 Greg Ramsey 2- -5 Passing Jimmy Jordan 38-13-4-131 Wally Woodham 2- 1-1- 3 Punt Return Nat Terry 4- 53 Kickoff Return Larry Key 6- 121 Bobby Jackson 1- 16 Punting Bill Duley 7- 291 |---------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 . 16 16 . . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Aaron Carter 2 13 15 1.0- 3.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ron Simmons 4 10 14 3.0- 16.0 . . . . . . . . Louie Richardson 3 8 11 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . 1 Scott Warren 2 9 11 1.0- 5.0 . . 1 . . . . . Walter Carter 1 10 11 . . . . . . 1 . . Willie Jones 5 5 10 . . . 1 . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 2 7 9 . . . . . . . . . Nat Terry 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Mark Macek . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Edenbur Richardson 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Fred Igaz . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Butler 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Vic Fowler . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . David Hanks 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Wade Johnson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Paul Phillippy . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Bill Capece 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jesse Forbes 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 25, OKLAHOMA STATE 17

10/01/1977, STILLWATER, OK

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From the 1978 FSU Press Guide, Page 42

STILLWATER, OK - Florida State came from behind on a Big East Conference team for the second time in three weeks and bumped the league's defending co-champion, Oklahoma State, 25-17.

This was suppose to be a day for Oklahoma State running back Terry Miller, a Heisman Trophy candidate, to run wild. He wasn't slowed down much - 156 yards in 26 carries, but the most impressive runner this afternoon was Seminole Larry Key.

Key, a senior, totaled 259 yards in all purpose running. He gained 127 rushing with a school record 32 attempts. He also caught three passes for 72 yards and one touchdown and added another 60 yards with a kickoff return.

That performance earned Key honors as the Associated Press Back of the Week in the Southeastern Region of the United States.

Oklahoma State had muscled its way to a 17-3 lead with 11:43 remaining in the third quarter. First Wally Woodham scored on a two yard run. When the kick failed, the Seminoles were trailing, 17-9.

Early in the fourth stanza, Mark Lyles plunged to a score from two yards away, but the run failed and it was 17-15, Oklahoma State. With 6:46 left in the game, Dave Cappelen booted a 30 yard field goal that gave the Seminoles the lead for the first time.

After the kickoff, the Cowboys fumbled on their first scrimmage play and the ball was covered by safety Nat Terry. Three plays later, Key sprinted to the end zone with a 19 yard pass from Woodham for the final TD. Cappelen's PAT gave FSU an eight point cushion with 5:10 still showing on the clock.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
3
6
16
25
OKLAHOMA STATE
10
0
7
0
17

1st   0- 3  Opp, 27, field goal, 12:01
      0-10  Opp, 17, run (kick), 6:33 
2nd   0-10  Bill Capece, 53, field goal failed, 4:35 
      3-10  Dave Cappelen, 36, field goal, 1:22 
3rd   3-17  Opp, 2, run (kick), 11:43
      9-17  Wally Woodham, 2, run (Dave Cappelen, kick failed), 9:26 
4th  15-17  Mark Lyles, 2, run (Mark Lyles, run failed), 12:43
     18-17  Dave Cappelen, 30, field goal, 6:46 
     25-17  Larry Key, 19, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 5:16 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 13 Rushes-yards 54-165 52-256 Passing 216 2 Att-Comp-Int 27-15-1 6-1-0 Total Yards 81-381 58-258 Punt Returns 3-17 0-0 Kickoff Returns 4-103 4-66 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 4-32.8 7-40.7 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-2 Penalties-Yds 9-64 6-64 Attendance 46,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 32- 127 Mark Lyles 10- 46 Jimmy Jordan 3- 9 Greg Ramsey 5- 1 Wally Woodham 3- -3 Team 1- -15 Receiving Larry Key 3- 72 Mark Lyles 4- 43 Roger Overby 2- 40 Mike Shumann 1- 31 Grady King 2- 19 Greg Ramsey 2- 6 Greg Lazzaro 1- 5 Passing Wally Woodham 16- 9-0-145 Jimmy Jordan 11- 6-1- 71 Punt Return Nat Terry 3- 17 Kickoff Return Larry Key 1- 60 Greg Ramsey 3- 43 Punting Bill Duley 4- 131 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scott Warren . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Nat Terry . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

FLORIDA STATE 14, CINCINNATI 0

10/08/1977, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1978 FSU Press Guide, Page 43

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Cincinnati's defense came to Doak Campbell Stadium with a national reputation - ranked in five different categories - but it was the Florida State defense that took the spotlight in the Seminoles' 14-0 victory over the previously unbeaten Bearcats.

FSU got a touchdown with 1:04 remaining in the first half when quarterback Wally Woodham hurled a 15 yard scoring strike to Mike Shumann. Those were the only points the Seminoles needed although they picked up seven more early in the second half when Roger Overby caught a 36 yard Woodham aerial and Dave Cappelen booted his second conversion.

Otherwise this was a night that belonged to the defense and receiver Roger Overby.

Cincinnati often penetrated the Seminole side of the 50 but was never able to cross the goal line. The Bearcats picked up 198 yards rushing and another 112 in the air. Five times during the contest the 'Cats penetrated inside the Seminole 30. Three times they were inside the 24 and once they made it to the 10, but somehow FSU always managed to get the ball back before a score.

Overby, who had thought about giving up football in the spring, had the finest night of his career, catching nine of Woodham's 16 completions for 136 yards. Woodham passed the Garnet and Gold to 265 yards.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CINCINNATI
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
7
0
14

1st   0- 0  Opp, 41, field goal failed, 8:58 
      0- 0  Bill Capece, 53, field goal failed, 5:09 
2nd   7- 0  Mike Shumann, 15, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick)
3rd  14- 0  Roger Overby, 36, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 12:43


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 20 Rushes-yards 35- 57 58-198 Passing 265 112 Att-Comp-Int 23-16-2 17-7-4 Total Yards 58-322 75-310 Punt Returns 2-59 1-0 Kickoff Returns 0-0 2-46 Interception Ret. 4-67 2-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 3-39.3 4-45.5 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 0-0 Penalties-Yds 2-8 4-50 Attendance 33,755 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 19- 72 Mark Lyles 8- 31 Team 1- -14 Wally Woodham 7- -32 Receiving Roger Overby 9- 136 Mike Shumann 3- 85 Grady King 2- 17 Jackie Flowers 1- 17 Larry Key 1- 10 Passing Wally Woodham 23-16-2-265 Punt Return Bobby Jackson 1- 54 Nat Terry 1- 5 Punting Bill Duley 3- 118 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ron Simmons 10 3 13 2.0- 14.0 . . . . . . . . David Hanks 7 3 10 1.0- 4.0 . 1- 0 . . . . . . Aaron Carter 4 6 10 . . . . . . . . . Louie Richardson 5 4 9 2.0- 18.0 . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 8 . 8 2.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 5 1 6 2.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . . Bobby Jackson 4 . 4 . . 1- 42 . . . . . . Nat Terry 3 1 4 . . 1- 25 1 . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 2 1 3 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Walter Carter 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Butler 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Vic Fowler 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Monk Bonasorte 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Paul Piurowski 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Fred Igaz 1 . 1 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 24, AUBURN 3

10/22/1977, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1978 FSU Press Guide, Page 44

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With the sixth largest crowd in Florida State history as witnesses, senior running back Larry Key established a new single game rushing record with 170 yards and paced the Seminoles to their first victory ever over Auburn, 24-3.

Key was sensational on this balmy fall evening. He carried 25 times for those 170 yards, but also scored two touchdowns, caught one pass and returned a kickoff 39 yards.

"There is no doubt about it," Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden was to say later, "Larry Key is one of the toughest little men I've ever seen. He is really hard to bring down once he gets going. It was great for Larry to get that record."

This victory, like so many others during the year, was a concentrated team effort although Key stole the spotlight. On offense for instance, Wally Woodham had a sparkling night completing 12 of 20 aerials for 149 yards. Tight end Grady King grabbed five of those passes while Roger Overby, Mike Shumann and Greg Lazzaro each caught two.

Defensively the Seminoles received superb performances from noseguard Ron Simmons, 10 solos and nine assists, and linebackers Aaron Carter and Jimmy Heggins (five and four each). Among the Simmons statistics were three tackles for loss netting 16 yards and a fumble recovery.

In previous efforts against the Tigers, FSU showed an 0-9-1 report card. The win was the first for the Seminoles against an opponent from the Southeastern Conference since 1972.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
AUBURN
0
3
0
0
3
FLORIDA STATE
10
0
7
7
24

1st   7- 0  Wally Woodham, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 6:59 
     10- 0  Dave Cappelen, 20, field goal, 4:01 
2nd  10- 3  Opp, 39, field goal, 5:37 
3rd  17- 3  Larry Key, 15, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 12:48
     17- 3  Dave Cappelen, 35, field goal failed, 2:19 
4th  24- 3  Larry Key, 25, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 4:30 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 24 13 Rushes-yards 50-240 52-165 Passing 161 78 Att-Comp-Int 25-14-2 17-5-3 Total Yards 75-401 69-243 Punt Returns 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-62 3-72 Interception Ret. 3-0 2-11 Fumble Returns 3-0 1-0 Punts 2-33.0 3-43.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-3 Penalties-Yds 9-95 6-60 Attendance 42,464 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 25- 170 Greg Ramsey 6- 38 Ernie Sims 6- 28 Mark Lyles 5- 13 Mike Shumann 1- -4 Wally Woodham 7- -5 Receiving Grady King 5- 72 Roger Overby 2- 38 Mike Shumann 2- 21 Greg Lazzaro 2- 21 Jackie Flowers 1- 11 Larry Key 1- 1 Ernie Sims 1- -3 Passing Wally Woodham 20-12-2-149 Jimmy Jordan 5- 2-0- 12 Kickoff Return Larry Key 1- 39 Greg Ramsey 1- 23 Punting Bill Duley 2- 66 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ron Simmons 10 3 13 3.0- 16.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Aaron Carter 5 4 9 1.0- 1.0 . 1- 0 . . . . . . Jimmy Heggins 5 4 9 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Willie Jones 6 2 8 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 2 4 6 2.0- 14.0 . . . . . . . . Nat Terry 2 3 5 . . . 1 . . . . . David Hanks 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 3 1 4 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Louie Richardson 2 2 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Scott Warren 1 2 3 1.0- 2.0 . 1- 0 1 . . 1 . . Bobby Jackson 1 1 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Mike Good 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Paul Piurowski 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 35, NORTH TEXAS STATE 14

10/29/1977, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1978 FSU Press Guide, Page 45

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Two North Texas State miscues forced by the Seminole defense within 44 seconds late in the second quarter resulted in Seminole touchdowns and ignited a 35-14 victory at Doak Campbell Stadium before a Homecoming crowd of 40,597.

Locked in a 7-7 deadlock Florida State received its first break when freshman Bobby Butler blocked a punt and Ivory Joe Hunter returned it 15 yards for a TD with 3:08 remaining in the half.

Then 44 seconds later North Texas State quarterback Mike Smith and runningback Mike Jones muffed a handoff in the Mean Green end zone. They let the ball drop to the ground and it was recovered by defensive end Willie Jones for six more Seminole points. Dave Cappelen then booted his third of five PAT's and it sent FSU to the locker room with a 21-7 halftime lead.

In the second half, the Seminoles got TDs on one yard plunges by quarterback Wally Woodham and runningback Larry Key.

The game produced one of the most brilliant efforts ever by a Florida State defensive player. Noseguard Ron Simmons was credited with 10 solo tackles and nine more assists. Included in those 10 solos were five quarterback sacks for minus 52 yards. That performance earned Simmons honors as the Associated Press Lineman of the Week for the nation and southeast, Sports Illustrated's Defensive Player of the Week and United Press International Defensive Player of the Week for the south.

Later in the next week, Seminole head coach Bobby Bowden was to say: "I was at West Virginia and watched what Tony Dorsett did for the Pittsburgh program. Ron Simmons is doing the same for Florida State only he is a defensive instead of offensive player."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NORTH TEXAS STATE
0
7
7
0
14
FLORIDA STATE
7
14
7
7
35

1st   7- 0  Wally Woodham, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 7:38 
2nd   7- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 6:52 
     14- 7  Ivory Joe Hunter, 19, punt return/blocked punt (Dave Cappelen, kick), 3:08 
     21- 7  Willie Jones, 0, fumble recovery/return (Dave Cappelen, kick), 2:24 
3rd  28- 7  Wally Woodham, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 6:47 
     28-14  Opp, 4, run (kick), 2:24 
4th  28-14  Opp, 57, field goal failed, 14:51
     35-14  Larry Key, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 1:57 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 18 Rushes-yards 44-161 45- 75 Passing 127 200 Att-Comp-Int 15-9-1 28-16-0 Total Yards 59-288 73-275 Punt Returns 2-35 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-29 2-24 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-29 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 5-41.8 6-32.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 2-10 4-20 Attendance 40,597 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 21- 94 Ernie Sims 12- 42 Greg Ramsey 3- 19 Jimmy Jordan 1- 9 Chip Sanders 1- 0 Wally Woodham 6- -3 Receiving Roger Overby 5- 67 Larry Key 3- 42 Mike Shumann 1- 18 Passing Wally Woodham 15- 9-1-127 Punt Return Ivory Joe Hunter 0- 19 Bobby Butler 1- 16 Nat Terry 1- 0 Kickoff Return Greg Ramsey 2- 29 Punting Bill Duley 5- 209 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ron Simmons 9 4 13 5.0- 51.0 . . . . . . . . Nat Terry 7 3 10 . . . . . . . . . Aaron Carter 5 5 10 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 7 . 7 1.0- 3.0 . . 1 . . . . . Bobby Jackson 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . David Hanks 2 2 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Walter Carter 3 1 4 1.0- 17.0 . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 3 . 3 1.0- 4.0 . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Mike Kincaid 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Heggins 2 1 3 1.0- 12.0 . . . . . . . . Louie Richardson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Paul Piurowski 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Bobby Butler . . . . . . . . . . 1 .

FLORIDA STATE 23, VIRGINIA TECH 21

11/05/1977, BLACKSBURG, VA

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From the 1978 FSU Press Guide, Page 45

BLACKSBURG, VA - Battling from behind for most of the rainy afternoon, Florida State finally got a go ahead 29 yard field goal from Dave Cappelen with 4:57 remaining in the game to spoil Virginia Tech's Homecoming, 23-21.

From the statistics one would believe Florida State completely dominated the contest. Not true, however, even though the Seminoles out first downed the Gobblers, 21-16, and out offensed the Gobblers, 442-270, which included a 258-14 advantage in the air.

Florida State brought the reverse out of its closet for this contest. Seminole wide receiver Mike Shumann ran the reverse three times for 99 yards. But, he also ran it a fourth time, only on this occasion Shumann, who caught five passes for 80 yards, threw to Roger Overby for 39 yards. That aerial set up Cappelen's winning field goal.

Despite a pounding rain that lasted throughout the contest, FSU relied on its passing game. Woodham completed 17 of 27 for 219 yards and one TD - a 10 yarder to Shumann. In addition to Shumann, Woodham's other favorite target was Larry Key, who caught four for 40 yards.

Besides the Shumann TD, the only other Seminole six pointer belonged to Woodham, who plunged to paydirt from one yard away. Cappelen had three field goals and two PATs.

With the victory, Florida State gained an 11-10-1 series advantage. It was the second consecutive year the Seminoles managed a come from behind fourth quarter win over the Gobblers.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
3
7
7
6
23
VIRGINIA TECH
7
7
0
7
21

1st   3- 0  Dave Cappelen, 42, field goal, 11:52
      3- 7  Opp, 19, run (kick), 6:22 
2nd   3- 7  Bill Capece, 48, field goal failed, 14:45
      3- 7  Dave Cappelen, 49, field goal failed, 11:32
      3-14  Opp, 5, run (kick), 4:47 
     10-14  Mike Shumann, 10, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 1:36 
3rd  17-14  Wally Woodham, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 7:54 
4th  20-14  Dave Cappelen, 26, field goal, 14:45
     20-21  Opp, 4, run (kick), 8:27 
     23-21  Dave Cappelen, 29, field goal, 4:57 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 16 Rushes-yards 41-184 57-256 Passing 258 14 Att-Comp-Int 28-18-1 9-1-2 Total Yards 69-442 66-270 Punt Returns 3-4 1--5 Kickoff Returns 4-40 6-127 Interception Ret. 2-5 1-13 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 1-54.0 7-40.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-0 Penalties-Yds 7-55 3-19 3rd Down Conversions 6-15 7-17 4th Down Conversions 0-2 1-1 Time of Posession 29:18 30:52 Attendance 36,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Mike Shumann 3- 99 Larry Key 22- 70 Wally Woodham 9- 9 Ernie Sims 6- 5 Mark Lyles 1- 1 Receiving Mike Shumann 5- 80 Roger Overby 3- 77 Larry Key 4- 40 Grady King 3- 27 Mark Lyles 1- 18 Jackie Flowers 1- 15 Ernie Sims 1- 1 Passing Wally Woodham 27-17-1-219 Mike Shumann 1- 1-0- 39 Punt Return Nat Terry 2- 3 Scott Warren 1- 1 Kickoff Return Larry Key 3- 35 Jackie Flowers 1- 5 Punting Bill Duley 1- 54 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mike Kincaid 12 2 14 1.0- . . . . . . . . Nat Terry 6 7 13 . . 1- 5 . . . . . . Willie Jones 10 . 10 . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Heggins 7 2 9 . . . . . . . . . Aaron Carter 7 1 8 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Jackson 6 1 7 . . . 2 . . . . . Ron Simmons 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 2 1 3 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Fred Igaz 2 . 2 1.0- . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 2 . 2 . . . . . . . 1 . David Hanks 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Paul Piurowski 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Mark Macek 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Monk Bonasorte 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Mindlin . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Butler . . . . . . . . . . 1 .

FLORIDA STATE 30, MEMPHIS STATE 9

11/12/1977, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1978 FSU Press Guide, Page 47

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Victory number six in a row and eight of the season came before 40,127 Doak Campbell Stadium faithful. The victim: Memphis State.

The score: 30-9.

Florida State experienced a rough time with the Tigers, whom they had not beaten since 1968. It was 10-0 at halftime after Dave Cappelen booted a 30 yard field goal with 4:27 remaining in the half and quarterback Wally Woodham and wide receiver Mike Shumann hooked up on a 27 yard TD pass play with 1:06 left. The TD was set up following a Memphis State fumble that was recovered by Seminole linebacker Jimmy Heggins.

After Memphis State earned a field goal in the third quarter, Florida State reeled off 20 consecutive points. Eight of those markers were produced by tiny placekicker Dave Cappelen, who booted field goals of 37 and 21 yards plus a pair of PATs. Mark Lyles rumbled four yards for a TD and Greg Lazzaro caught a 13 yard pass from Jimmy Jordan for the other score.

Larry Key, playing his last home game of a brilliant career, bowed out with a 110 yard rushing effort on 24 attempts. His efforts were backed up by fullback Mark Lyles, who added 80 in 10 stabs through the Tiger line.

Quarterbacks Woodham and Jordan combined to complete 13 of 23 passes for 168 yards and two scores. Their favorite receiver was Roger Overby, who caught five for 66 yards.

Seminole defenders completely shackled what was suppose to be a strong Memphis State ground game. The Tigers netted just 60 yards in 53 attempts while picking up another 188 yards through the air.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MEMPHIS STATE
0
0
3
6
9
FLORIDA STATE
0
10
3
17
30

1st   0- 0  Dave Cappelen, 50, field goal failed, 7:59 
2nd   3- 0  Dave Cappelen, 30, field goal, 4:27 
     10- 0  Mike Shumann, 27, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 1:06 
3rd  10- 3  Opp, 40, field goal, 6:09 
     13- 3  Dave Cappelen, 37, field goal, 3:15 
4th  13- 3  Dave Cappelen, 33, field goal failed, 14:59
     20- 3  Mark Lyles, 4, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 12:28
     23- 3  Dave Cappelen, 21, field goal, 10:44
     30- 3  Greg Lazzaro, 13, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 8:30 
     30- 9  Opp, 15, run (run failed), 2:15 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 19 Rushes-yards 44-258 53- 60 Passing 168 188 Att-Comp-Int 23-13-0 32-11-0 Total Yards 67-426 85-248 Punt Returns 3-10 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-34 5-88 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 3-0 Punts 4-36.8 10-36.8 Fumbles-Lost 6-3 9-2 Penalties-Yds 2-20 5-63 Attendance 40,127 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 24- 110 Mark Lyles 10- 80 Wally Woodham 2- 28 Greg Ramsey 5- 23 Keith Kennedy 2- 21 Jimmy Jordan 1- -4 Receiving Mike Shumann 2- 69 Roger Overby 5- 66 Greg Lazzaro 2- 21 Mark Lyles 2- 12 Larry Key 2- 0 Passing Jimmy Jordan 7- 4-0- 87 Wally Woodham 16- 9-0- 81 Punt Return Bobby Butler 1- 6 Bobby Jackson 1- 3 Nat Terry 1- 1 Kickoff Return Greg Ramsey 2- 34 Punting Bill Duley 4- 147 |---------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 5 13 1.0- 2.0 . . . . 2- 0 . . . Fred Igaz 4 4 8 3.0- 26.0 . . . . . . . . Aaron Carter 5 2 7 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 6 1 7 5.0- 19.0 . . . . . 1 . . Willie Jones 5 2 7 2.0- 7.0 . . 1 . . . . . Mike Kincaid 4 1 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Nat Terry 3 2 5 . . . 2 . . . . . Walter Carter 5 . 5 3.0- 17.0 . . . . . . . . Louie Richardson 4 1 5 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Monk Bonasorte 3 1 4 . . . 3 . . . . . Bobby Jackson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . David Hanks 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mark Macek . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Edenbur Richardson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

SAN DIEGO STATE 41, FLORIDA STATE 16

11/19/1977, SAN DIEGO, CA

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From the 1978 FSU Press Guide, Page 46

SAN DIEGO, CA - Early turnovers - a fumble, blocked punt and fumbled punt - put Florida State in trouble during the first quarter and the Seminoles, who entered the game ranked No. 13 in both wire service polls, bowed 41-16 to sky high San Diego State.

The Seminoles were never in this contest. It was 14-0 before 10 minutes elapsed. FSU moved as close as 21-10, but San Diego State ran off 20 consecutive points before the Seminoles were to score again.

The second quarter was the big one for the Aztecs, who were playing before 50,453 fans, their second largest crowd in history.

"We were beaten every way possible," said FSU head coach Bobby Bowden. "You couldn't point to any particular area and say that is where the breakdown came. Everything broke down."

San Diego State quarterback Joe Davis was especially damaging to the Seminoles. He completed 21 of 30 passes for 228 yards and three touchdowns. Also a problem for the FSU defense was runningback David Turner, who gained 189 yards in 25 carries.

The loss concluded several Seminole streaks: (1) a six game win streak; (2) a five game win streak on the road.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
3
7
0
6
16
SAN DIEGO STATE
14
24
3
0
41

1st   0- 7  Opp, 8, run (kick), 10:53
      0-14  Opp, 54, pass (kick), 5:36 
      3-14  Dave Cappelen, 22, field goal, 0:55 
2nd   3-21  Opp, 5, run (kick), 12:16
     10-21  Mike Shumann, 42, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 10:34
     10-28  Opp, 12, pass (kick), 6:27 
     10-31  Opp, 28, field goal, 3:11 
     10-38  Opp, 12, pass (kick), 0:53 
3rd  10-41  Opp, 30, field goal, 0:07 
4th  16-41  Roger Overby, 19, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Jimmy Jordan, pass failed), 2:07 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 21 Rushes-yards 43- 55 37-242 Passing 303 228 Att-Comp-Int 42-22-1 30-21-1 Total Yards 85-358 67-470 Punt Returns 0-0 2-11 Kickoff Returns 5-81 3-55 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-1 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 6-30.8 4-43.8 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties-Yds 5-38 7-83 Attendance 50,453 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 24- 94 Mark Lyles 7- 32 Greg Ramsey 1- 13 Wally Woodham 4- -3 Bill Duley 1- -23 Jimmy Jordan 6- -58 Receiving Mike Shumann 3- 65 Jackie Flowers 3- 60 Roger Overby 3- 48 Kurt Unglaub 2- 44 Mike Barnes 3- 26 Greg Lazzaro 2- 20 Greg Ramsey 2- 18 Grady King 2- 13 Larry Key 2- 9 Passing Jimmy Jordan 23-12-1-171 Wally Woodham 19-10-0-132 Kickoff Return Larry Key 5- 81 Punting Bill Duley 5- 185 Team 1- 0 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Walter Carter 7 4 11 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Mike Kincaid 3 6 9 . . . 2 . . . . . Nat Terry 4 5 9 . . . . . . . . . Aaron Carter 2 7 9 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 3 5 8 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Jimmy Heggins 3 5 8 . . . . . . . . . Fred Igaz 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . . Edenbur Richardson 3 3 6 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Bobby Jackson 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Louie Richardson . 3 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Bobby Butler 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . David Hanks 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Paul Piurowski . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Ron Simmons . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Mike Good 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Herring . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 37, FLORIDA 9

12/03/1977, GAINESVILLE, FL

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From the 1978 FSU Press Guide, Page 48

GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida State ended a nine year drought in convincing style when it dumped arch-rival Florida, 37-9, before 63,563, the largest crowd to watch the Seminoles during the '77 season.

The victory capped a brilliant regular season for the Garnet and Gold. It was the ninth victory in 11 starts, the first time in Seminole history the school had recorded nine wins during the regular season. And, the win also returned FSU football to respectability throughout the south since head coach Bobby Bowden had said more than once that the program "would not be turned around until we beat Florida."

Thus the victory - only the third in the 20 year series for the Seminoles - was more important than any other win in recent memory for Seminole coaches and boosters.

The Seminoles led from the start in this one. After Florida failed to move the sticks following the opening kickoff, the Seminoles went 72 yards in six plays for their first TD. The six points belonged to sophomore Kurt Unglaub, who caught a 35 yard Wally Woodham pass. Dave Cappelen booted the PAT.

And, that opening Seminole drive demonstrated what the Seminoles were going to do the entire afternoon - PASS. First it was Woodham, who quarterbacked the first quarter and the opening series of the second. He completed six of 10 passes for 86 yards and a TD.

Then came Jimmy Jordan, who head coach Bobby Bowden later described as "my fast ball pitcher." Pitch is exactly what Jordan did with the pigskin. Guiding the Seminoles for all but two series during the rest of the game, Jordan completed 13 of 19 for 240 yards and three touchdowns. That effort earned him "Offensive Player of the Game" honors from the ABC-TV broadcasting team sending the game throughout the south on a regional basis.

Jordan wasn't the only star, however. Also drawing his share of recognition was Roger Overby, who caught three TD passes during the afternoon. Overall, he had six grabs for 124 yards. Senior Mike Shumann was on the receiving end of five passes for 111 yards while Unglaub grabbed four for 78. The Unglaub total was just one short of his season total entering the game.

Also in the spotlight was runningback Larry Key, who rushed for 143 yards to become the first player in Seminole history to ever gain 1,000 yards rushing in a season.

Nobody could forget the defense either. Florida State limited the Gators to a mere 200 yards total offense and the hosts didn't score a touchdown for the first time in a regular season game since 1973. The defense was spearheaded by Willie Jones, a junior defensive end, who earned "Defensive Player of the Game" honors.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
10
7
7
13
37
FLORIDA
0
9
0
0
9

1st   7- 0  Kurt Unglaub, 35, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 11:40
     10- 0  Dave Cappelen, 47, field goal, 4:35 
2nd  10- 3  Opp, 32, field goal, 13:39
     17- 3  Roger Overby, 4, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 6:12 
     17- 6  Opp, 50, field goal, 2:32 
     17- 9  Opp, 41, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  17- 9  Dave Cappelen, 37, field goal failed, 10:04
     24- 9  Roger Overby, 20, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 5:16 
4th  31- 9  Mark Lyles, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 12:30
     37- 9  Roger Overby, 20, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick failed), 11:25


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 10 Rushes-yards 48-234 42-141 Passing 344 59 Att-Comp-Int 31-20-1 19-6-0 Total Yards 79-578 61-200 Punt Returns 9-57 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-42 7-82 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 4-27.5 8-38.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-1 Penalties-Yds 6-61 1-5 Attendance 63,563 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 20- 143 Greg Ramsey 7- 42 Mark Lyles 10- 38 Ernie Sims 3- 19 Mike Shumann 1- 18 Jackie Flowers 1- 3 Chip Sanders 1- 1 Wally Woodham 1- -5 Jimmy Jordan 4- -25 Receiving Roger Overby 6- 124 Mike Shumann 5- 111 Kurt Unglaub 4- 78 Chip Sanders 1- 18 Jackie Flowers 1- 17 Mark Lyles 1- 5 Greg Lazzaro 1- 2 Grady King 1- -11 Passing Jimmy Jordan 19-13-0-240 Wally Woodham 10- 6-1- 86 Clyde Walker 1- 1-0- 18 Keith Kennedy 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Kurt Unglaub 8- 39 Nat Terry 1- 18 Kickoff Return Larry Key 2- 42 Punting Steve Dykes 4- 110 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mike Kincaid . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

FLORIDA STATE 40, TEXAS TECH 17

12/23/1977, Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, Fl

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From the 1978 FSU Press Guide, Page 49

ORLANDO, FL - Florida State, making its first bowl appearance in seven years, demolished Texas Tech, 40-17, in the 32nd Tangerine Bowl.

A record breaking crowd of 44,502 witnessed almost total domination by the Seminoles, who became the only Division I school currently playing major college football in Florida to achieve 10 victories in a single season.

FSU jumped ahead with 5:50 remaining in the opening quarter on a 23 yard Dave Cappelen field goal. It stayed that way until Mike Mock of Texas Tech evened the count with a 24 yarder early in the second quarter. At that point, however, the Seminoles took over. It was a 93 yard kickoff return by Larry Key following the Tech field goal that gave the Seminoles the lead for good.

Later in the same quarter, quarterback Jimmy Jordan found tight end Grady King on a 37 yard scoring pass that boosted the Seminole lead to 16-3 at intermission.

The Seminoles continued to add to their cushion in the third quarter. First Jordan found Mike Shumann with a 40 yard scoring toss. Next Cappelen booted a 22 yard field goal. That made it 27-3.

Tech returned to the board with 7:46 remaining in the quarter on a 44 yard scoring pass to make it 27-9. The count remained that way until Wally Woodham found Roger Overby on a 15 yard scoring toss to increase the Seminole lead with just 3:34 left.

Neither team was through yet, however. Tech came back to score on a 21 yard run by Billy Taylor and with just 48 seconds remaining, FSU completed the scoring on a 44 yard pass involving Woodham and Chip Sanders.

The defenders were so impressive that it was hard for observers to decide who should win the Most Valuable Player Defensive trophy. The sportswriters covering the contest picked end Willie Jones while the Mizlou TV network, which telecast the game across the nation, tagged the other end Scott Warren.

Jordan, however, took MVP honors for the game and offense. The rifle armed sophomore had his best game as a Seminole, completing 18 of 25 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns.

Many thought the offensive and game award should have gone to Key, playing his final game for the Garnet and Gold. He rushed for 83 yards in 21 attempts, caught six passes for another 100 yards and returned an additional three kickoffs for 131 more yards.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
TEXAS TECH
0
3
6
8
17
FLORIDA STATE
3
13
11
13
40

1st   3- 0  Dave Cappelen, 23, field goal
2nd   3- 3  Opp, 24, field goal
     10- 3  Larry Key, 93, kickoff return (Dave Cappelen, kick)
     16- 3  Grady King, 37, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick failed)
3rd  24- 3  Mike Shumann, 40, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Grady King, pass from Jimmy Jordan)
     27- 3  Dave Cappelen, 22, field goal
     27- 9  Opp, 44, pass (kick failed)
4th  33- 9  Roger Overby, 15, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick failed)
     33-17  Opp, 21, run (run)
     40-17  Chip Sanders, 44, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 21 Rushes-yards 37- 85 44- 99 Passing 455 279 Att-Comp-Int 35-25-0 28-18-2 Total Yards 72-540 72-378 Punt Returns 1-5 2-11 Kickoff Returns 4-131 8-143 Interception Ret. 2-4 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 2-0 Punts 3-35.7 7-29.6 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-2 Penalties-Yds 10-130 3-50 Attendance 44,502 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Larry Key 21- 83 Mark Lyles 10- 36 Rick Stockstill 1- 5 Keith Kennedy 1- -6 Mike Shumann 1- -14 Jimmy Jordan 3- -19 Receiving Larry Key 6- 100 Mike Shumann 4- 99 Grady King 6- 85 Roger Overby 4- 64 Chip Sanders 1- 44 Kurt Unglaub 2- 39 Mark Lyles 2- 24 Passing Jimmy Jordan 25-18-0-311 Wally Woodham 0- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Kurt Unglaub 1- 5 Kickoff Return Larry Key 3- 131 Paul Piurowski 1- 0 Punting Bill Duley 2- 66 Steve Dykes 1- 41 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nat Terry . . . . . 1- 4 . . . . . . Bobby Butler . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . David Hanks . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Willie Jones . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ron Simmons . . . . . . . . . . 1 .