Florida State Football - 1988 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bobby Bowden, Head Coach
Chuck Amato, Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Line
Mickey Andrews, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs
Wally Burnham, Inside Linebackers
John Eason, Receivers
Jim Gladden, Outside Linebackers
Jimmy Heggins, Recruiting Specialist, Noseguards
Skip Holtz, Graduate Assistant, Receivers
Max Howell, Graduate Assistant, Defensive Backs
Clint Ledbetter, Graduate Assistant, Offensive Line
Wayne McDuffie, Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line
Pat Milligan, Graduate Assistant, Defensive Backs
Mark Richt, Volunteer Assistant, Quarterbacks
Brad Scott, Recruiting Coordinator, Tight Ends
Billy Sexton, Running Backs
Dave Van Halanger, Strength and Conditioning

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1988 FSU Football Media Guide

Sammie Smith and Deion Sanders

1988 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 1988 FSU Football Media Guide, page 62.

Bryce Abbott, 6-1, 195, DB, Tifton, GA - Hails from the same high school as FSU senior Stan Shiver and has been described as "faster Shiver"...chose FSU over Georgia...first team 4A all-state as picked by the Atlanta Constitution...had 80 tackles and four interceptions as a senior...played in the Florida-Georgia all-star game...born on the same day as fellow freshman Tommy Henry.

Robbie Baker, 6-5, 235, OL, Fort Myers - Probably will be a center at FSU...benches 325 pounds...a member of the Florida all-stars who played the Georgia all-stars during the summer...Ft. Myers News Press Athlete of the Year...plans to major in business...high school teammate of fellow FSU fresh Leon Fowler.

Tyrone Barber, 6-4, 260, OL, Thomasville, GA - Considered by many to be the best offensive lineman in the state of Georgia...3A all-state first team...was the first lineman chosen on the Georgia all-star team...bench presses 385 pounds...picked up nickname "Interstate 78" after the number he wore...high school team finished 11-1...named to the All-Dixie team by Super Prep Magazine and to the All-South team by the Orlando Sentinel...Lindy's Recruiting Magazine named him to its All-Georgia defensive team and the Atlanta Constitution picked him as one of the top 25 players in the state.

Lavon Brown, 5-11, 190, CB, Moore Haven - He'll probably be playing at cornerback...was first team Class A all-state as a utility back...attended the FSU football camp...played option quarterback in high school...his basketball team made it to the final four in the state playoffs...wants to major in computer science.

Kirk Carruthers, 6-2, 205, ILB, East Lansing, MI - Grew up in the shadows of Michigan State...his father coached five years with MSU head coach George Perles under the legendary Duffy Daugherty...Perles was also best man in Kirk's father's wedding...an honorable mention USA Today All-American...had 115 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior and also caught 44 passes for 670 yards...made two all-state teams as a tight end and three as a linebacker...named to Michigan's 22-member "Dream Team" and was Defensive Player of the Year in his league...member of his high school debate club and also performed in two musicals...wants to major in business and minor in communication and carried better than a 3.2 grade point average in high school...has two brothers who played football for Central Michigan.

James Chaney, 6-0, 250, DL, North Fort Myers - Could play on either line at FSU but is most prominently known as a noseguard...also played fullback and punted in high school...outstanding student whose mother is the dean of students at his former high school...owns a 430 pound bench press...was starting guard on 1984 high school team when FSU's Deion Sanders starred at quarterback...runs a 4.8 40-yard dash...first team 4A all-state as a senior...83 tackles, four fumble recoveries and four sacks.

Deondri Clark, 6-4, 250, OLB, Winter Garden - Chosen as one of the top 100 players in the nation by USA Today...also named to the Orlando Sentinel's All-South team and honored by the Orlando Touchdown Club as its Defensive Player of the Year...played in the Florida-Georgia all-star game...many considered him the top-ranked defensive player in the state...first team 4A all-state and Super 24...plans to major in criminal justice.

Ed Clark, 6-3, 210, OLB, Melbourne - First team 4A all-state selection who was recruited by everybody...could play inside or outside linebacker for FSU...had 144 tackles in 1987, including 95 solo...president of the Melbourne student body as a senior...cousin of just-graduated tight end Pat Carter....plans to major in electrical engineering.

Jason Crain, 6-2, 215, ILB, Port Charlotte - Defensive Player of the Year in his area...had two interceptions, one that went for a touchdown...rushed for 600 yards in six games at fullback...nephew of former FSU linebacker Paul Piurowski...first freshman to ever play on his high school's varsity team.

Jason Dillaberry, 6-5, 275, OL, Orange Park - Named to USA Today's national top 100 list...also picked to the Dixie squad of Super Prep Magazine, to Lindy's All-Florida team and to the Orlando Sentinel's Florida Super 24 team...played in the Florida-Georgia all-star game...one of the state's top heavyweight wrestlers, Dillaberry lost in the state finals to fellow recruit Kevin Mancini...3.4 GPA in high school...plans to major in hotel management...first name is Mark, but goes by his middle name of Jason.

John Flath, 6-4, 250, DL, Casselberry - Attended FSU's summer football camp...played four sports and was the Class A champion as a junior in the discus...played both offensive and defensive lines...first team Class A all-state as a junior and third team as a senior...good speed - 4.95 in the 40...plans to major in business.

Leon Fowler, 6-2, 190, DB, Fort Myers - Member of the Florida Super 24 team and played in the Florida-Georgia all-star game...was an option quarterback and defensive back at Ft. Myers...completed 38 of 78 passes for 524 yards and as a defensive back intercepted five passes...also plans to play baseball at FSU...high school teammate of Robbie Baker.

Reggie Freeman, 6-3, 220, OLB, Clewiston - Second team Class 3A all-state...plans to major in criminology...played both defensive end and tight end in high school...was hurt late in his senior season...his track team was the state 2A champs in '86 and '87 track.

Eric Gibbs, 6-6, 310, OL, Atlanta, GA - Gibbs will rank as the biggest player FSU has on its roster...2A allstate first team as picked by Atlanta Constitution...an alternate for the Florida-Georgia all-star game...plans to major in industrial management.

Felix Harris, 6-1, 175, CB, Lake Placid - One of four former option quarterbacks that FSU recruited who will play defensive back...this young man is a jack of all trades...played noseguard three years in high school and then played quarterback and running back as a senior...he played wide receiver in the '88 Georgia-Florida all-star game...has been timed at 4.34 In the 40...made the first team of the 2A all-state squad...rushed for 366 yards and nine TDs as a running back...his basketball team made it to the 2A final four in the state playoffs...nicknamed "The Cat", of course.

Tommy Henry, 6-1, 175, CB, DeSoto - Former option quarterback...probably will play cornerback at FSU...first team 3A all-state...had 1,078 yards of total offense and was sacked just once...played in the Georgia-Florida all-star game...athletic ability has been likened to that of Deion Sanders also played basketball...born on the same day as fellow freshman Bryce Abbott.

Brad Lundstrom, 6-5, 225, OLB, Naples - Played in the Florida-Georgia all-star game...could be targeted for a linebacking position or may end up on the defensive line if he gains weight...first team 3A all-state at linebacker where he had a school record of 143 tackles...had 15 catches and two touchdowns as a tight end...participated in state shot put competition last three years...attended the FSU football camp...brother Jay was a member of Clemson's 1981 national championship team.

Kevin Mancini, 6-4, 255, OT, Brandon - One of FSU's most acclaimed recruits...named to the USA Today and United Press International Top 100 high school seniors' lists...also made the Orlando Sentinel's All-South team and Super Prep Magazine's All-Dixie squad...Lindy's Recruiting Magazine named him second team All-South...member of the Super 24 Senior team in Florida that competed against the Georgia all-stars in the summer...first team 5A all-state...selected FSU over Ohio State, Michigan, Florida and Auburn...father played offensive guard for the Chicago Bears from 1967 to 1979...has snapping experience where FSU could have a void...participated in summer camps at FSU, Florida and Michigan...picked as the top offensive lineman in Michigan's camp...also went to Michigan's wrestling camp...born in Detroit...was FSU's first 1988 commitment, making that decision at Thanksgiving ('87) and taking no other visits although he was recruited by every major school...won the 4A state heavyweight wrestling title in 1988 on Brandon's nationally-ranked team.

Eric McGill, 6-6, 235, TE, Walterboro, SC - Although he grew up a Bulldog fan, signed with Florida State because of the role of the tight end in the FSU offense...attended a private school and was named the top player in South Carolina among those schools...46 catches for 781 yards and seven touchdowns...all-conference for three years in football, basketball and baseball...plans to major in interior design.

Pete Prinzi, 6-0, 185, QB-DB, Tampa - An "athlete", Prinzi may be looked at first as a safety...played quarterback in high school, throwing for 2,281 yards and 13 TDs in his junior and senior seasons combined...broke his leg in the last game of his senior season...finished first in his county in the President's Physical Fitness Program competition...father Vic was a former FSU quarterback and serves as the current Seminole Sports Network color analyst...Pete plans to major in business.

Troy Sanders, 6-2, 270, DL-OL, Elba, AL - Named to the Montgomery Advertiser's Dynamite Dozen and first team 3A all-state by the Birmingham News and the Alabama Sportswriters Association...his team made it to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs in 1987...Elba was the 4A state runnerup his sophomore year and the 3A runnerup his junior season...played both lines at Elba...had 79 tackles as a noseguard...played in the Alabama-Mississippi all-star game on the defensive line...had a 3.0 GPA in high school.

Carl Simpson, 6-3, 230, TE, Baxley, GA - Hails from the same high school that produced FSU tailback Dexter Carter...played defensive tackle and tight end...19 receptions for 254 yards...honorable mention all-state...broke his high school's record in the shot put.

David Stallworth, 6-2, 230, ILB, Summerdale, AL - A member of the Orlando Sentinel's All-South team, Stallworth had 103 tackles and 49 assists as a senior...5A all-state...originally committed to LSU...president of his high school class and also the National Honor Society...had a 3.8 GPA.

Robert Stevenson, 6-3, 250, OL, Pensacola - He really signed with the Class of 1987, but did not enroll when he didn't get the ACT score needed under Proposition 48...re-tested and passed the exam last fall and spent two terms attending Pensacola Junior College on a part-time basis...he will be a full-fledged freshman in 1988...a second team All-South selection his senior year in high school after blocking for the nations number one runner, Emmitt Smith...Stevenson made the first team of the 4A all-state squad...high school offensive coordinator Max is now a graduate assistant on the FSU coaching staff.

Oliver Strickland, 6-3, 285, DT, Philadelphia, PA - Named to the Super Prep Magazine All-American team on offense...his coach says he's the best offensive lineman he's coached in 25 years...FSU recruited him to play on its defensive line...father lives in Callahan, just north of Jacksonville, and Oliver attended West Nassau High School there until his senior year when he moved to Philadelphia...ran 4.83 in the 40 at Penn State's football camp...picked FSU over Florida, Pitt, UCLA and Penn State...has thrown the shot put 59 feet.

John Wimberly, 6-3, 195, P, Tampa - FSU coaches first spotted him in the Bobby Bowden summer football camp...punted in six games as a senior and averaged 36.6 yards...without blocks, his average was 40.2...underwent knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament he damaged in an off-the-field accident while rehearsing for a play...some liken him to former FSU great Rohn Stark, now the NFL's all-time leading punter.


1988 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  23 Bryce Abbott          DB      6-1   195  Fr        Tifton, GA (Tift County)
*  9 Richie Andrews        KS      5-11  163  So   *    Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
*  8 Terry Anthony         WR      6-0   198  Jr   **   Daytona Beach (Mainland)
  51 Robbie Baker          OL      6-5   235  Fr        Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
  71 Tyrone Barber         OL      6-4   260  Fr        Thomasville, GA (Thomasville)
* 40 David Bassett         SS      5-10  194  So        Roswell, GA (Lassiter)
  61 Jim Bekas             C       6-4   279  Fr-R      Seminole (Northeast)
  22 Edgar Bennett         FB      6-1   210  So   *    Jacksonville (Lee)
  50 John Brown            OG      6-4   279  Jr-R **   Deland (Deland)
  18 Lavon Brown           CB      5-11  190  Fr        Moore Haven (Moore Haven)
*  6 LeRoy Butler          FS      6-0   193  Jr   *    Jacksonville (Lee)
* 31 Marion Butts          FB      6-1   248  Jr   *    Sylvester, GA (Worth County/Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC)
  56 Ronnie Byrom          OG      6-4   243  So-R      Pierson (Taylor)
* 81 Phil Carollo          OLB     6-2   232  Sr-R **   Melville, NY (Newfield)
* 45 Kirk Carruthers       ILB     6-2   205  Fr        East Lansing, MI (East Lansing)
* 13 Dexter Carter         TB      5-9   174  Jr   **   Baxley, GA (Appling County)
* 59 Keith Carter          ILB     6-3   236  Jr-R **   Miami (South Miami)
* 96 James Chaney          DL      6-0   250  Fr        North Fort Myers (North Fort Myers)
  91 Deondri Clark         OLB     6-4   250  Fr        Winter Garden (West Orange)
  39 Ed Clark              OLB     6-3   210  Fr        Melbourne (Melbourne)
  85 Johnny Clower         TE      6-4   243  So        Dade City (Pasco Comprehensive)
  87 Felton Cook           WR      6-1   180  So-R      Palmetto, GA (Palmetto)
* 17 Tim Corlew            P       5-10  178  So        Inverness (Citrus)
  38 Jason Crain           ILB     6-2   215  Fr        Port Charlotte (Charlotte)
* 39 Brian Davis           ILB     6-1   205  Sr-R **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 29 Lawrence Dawsey       WR      6-0   195  So-R *    Dothan, AL (Northview)
  63 Jason Dillaberry      OL      6-5   275  Fr        Orange Park (Orange Park)
*  1 Scott DiMare          WR      6-0   180  Jr-R *    Miami (Columbus)
* 89 Howard Dinkins        OLB     6-1   208  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Ribault)
  73 Reggie Dixon          OG      6-2   263  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Ribault)
* 28 Dedrick Dodge         FS      6-2   179  Jr-R **   Mulberry (Mulberry)
  52 John Eaford           ILB     6-0   232  Sr-R **   Miami (Norland)
* 58 Nick Ekonomou         C-OG    6-2   262  Jr        Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 64 Magdi El Shahawy      NG      6-1   249  So-R *    Sarasota (Sarasota)
*  5 Chip Ferguson         QB      6-1   194  Sr   ***  Charlotte, NC (Spartanburg)
  54 Phil Ferrell          ILB     6-3   227  Fr        Pell City, AL (Pell City)
  94 John Flath            DL      6-4   250  Fr        Casselberry (Lake Highland Prep)
* 27 Victor Floyd          TB      6-1   205  Sr-R ***  Pensacola (Pensacola)
   3 Leon Fowler           DB      6-2   190  Fr        Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 10 Corian Freeman        CB      6-4   221  So-R *    Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
  97 Reggie Freeman        OLB     6-3   220  Fr        Clewiston (Clewiston)
* 76 Steve Gabbard         DT      6-4   269  Sr-R ***  Concord, NC (Independence)
  69 Eric Gibbs            OL      6-6   310  Fr        Atlanta, GA (Lovett School)
  12 Ray Gibson            CB      6-2   190  So-R      Dothan, AL (Dothan)
  84 Bruce Gooch           WR      6-2   180  So        Fayetteville, NC
  47 Kevin Grant           OLB     6-3   217  Jr-R **   Ocala (Forest)
* 21 John Hadley           OLB     6-4   230  Sr-R ***  Orlando (Evans)
* 53 Odell Haggins         NG      6-2   252  Jr-R **   Bartow (Bartow)
  41 Chris Hall            CB      6-1   194  Fr        Cocoa (Cocoa Beach)
  24 Felix Harris          CB      6-1   175  Fr        Lake Placid (Lake Placid)
* 78 Eric Hayes            DT      6-3   279  Jr-R **   Tampa (King)
* 46 Felton Hayes          ILB     6-0   240  Sr-R ***  Brandon (Brandon)
* 65 Hayward Haynes        OG      6-3   278  So-R      Bartow (Bartow)
  30 Tommy Henry           CB      6-1   175  Fr        DeSoto (DeSoto)
  79 Gene Houpe            DT      6-3   260  Fr-R      Statesville, NC (Statesville)
* 69 Joey Ionata           OT      6-3   262  Sr-R **   Dunedin (Dunedin)
* 14 Brad Johnson          QB      6-6   205  Fr-R      Black Mountain, NC (Owen)
* 80 Reggie Johnson        TE      6-2   247  So-R *    Pensacola (Escambia)
  23 Brady Jones           TB      5-9   190  Jr        Millersville, MD (Old Mill)
* 62 Jason Kuipers         C       6-3   260  Sr-R **   Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
* 88 Bruce LaSane          WR      6-4   210  Jr   *    Wildwood (Wildwood)
*  7 Ronald Lewis          WR      6-0   179  Jr   **   Jacksonville (Raines)
  24 Sam Lopez             DB      5-9   165  Sr        Bronx, NY
  77 Eric Luallen          OT      6-4   271  So-R      Tampa (Jesuit)
  82 Brad Lundstrom        OLB     6-5   225  Fr        Naples (Lely)
* 67 Kevin Mancini         OT      6-4   255  Fr        Brandon (Brandon)
* 43 Bill Mason            KS      5-11  155  So-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  90 Eric McGill           TE      6-6   235  Fr        Walterboro, SC (Calhoun)
* 42 John Merna            ILB     5-9   211  Sr-R      Lanham, MD (Eleanor Roosevelt)
* 32 Paul Moore            FB      6-1   238  Fr-R      Miami (Killian)
* 60 Mike Morris           OG      6-2   261  Fr-R      Miami (Miami Beach)
* 99 Anthony Moss          OLB     6-4   238  So-R *    Miami (Southridge)
  55 Chris Nicolas         C-SN    6-3   229  So-R      Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 92 Tom O'Malley          TE      6-3   245  Sr-R ***  Darien, CT (Darien)
* 74 Henry Ostaszewski     DT      6-3   255  Fr-R      Boynton Beach (Santaluces Community)
* 75 Joe Ostaszewski       DT      6-3   262  Fr-R      Boynton Beach (Santaluces Community)
* 35 Chris Parker          TB      6-2   205  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Sandalwood)
   5 Pete Prinzi           QB-DB   6-0   185  Fr        Tampa (Plant)
* 15 Bill Ragans           SS-FS   6-2   200  So-R *    Live Oak (Suwannee)
  95 Greg Rinehart         DT-NG   6-4   290  So-R      Norristown, PA (Norristown)
* 83 Dave Roberts          TE      6-4   240  So-R *    Griffin, GA (Griffin)
  48 Frank Romeo           NG      6-2   250  Fr-R      Wauchula (Hardee)
* 20 Keith Ross            TB      5-10  188  Sr   ***  Newberry (Newberry)
*  2 Deion Sanders         CB      6-0   195  Sr   ***  Fort Myers (North Fort Myers)
* 16 Tracy Sanders         CB      6-0   176  Sr-R ***  Bradenton (Manatee)
  68 Troy Sanders          DL-OL   6-2   270  Fr        Elba, AL (Elba)
* 66 Scott Schilbrack      OT      6-8   285  So-R      Lauderhill (Boyd Anderson)
* 57 Corey Senior          DT      6-3   265  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Ribault)
* 37 Stan Shiver           SS      6-2   209  Sr-R ***  Tifton, GA (Tift County)
   6 Carl Simpson          TE      6-3   230  Fr        Baxley, GA (Appling County)
* 36 Kelvin Smith          LB      6-0   230  So   *    Jacksonville (Ribault)
* 33 Sammie Smith          TB      6-2   220  Jr-R **   Zellwood (Apopka)
  40 David Stallworth      ILB     6-2   230  Fr        Summerdale, AL (Robertsdale)
  52 Robert Stevenson      OL      6-3   250  Fr        Pensacola (Escambia)
* 12 Alan Stewart          CB      5-11  184  Jr-R *    Brooksville (Hernando)
  98 Oliver Strickland     DT      6-3   285  Fr        Philadelphia, PA (West Philadelphia)
* 68 Michael Tanks         C       6-1   254  Jr-R **   Decatur, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
* 93 Shelton Thompson      OLB     6-3   248  Jr-R **   Lakeland (Lake Gibson)
* 72 Pat Tomberlin         OT      6-4   303  Sr   ***  Middleburg (Middleburg)
  17 Charlie Ward          QB      6-1   175  Fr        Thomasville, GA (Central)                        Did not qualify
* 11 Casey Weldon          QB      6-1   192  Fr-R      Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 71 David Whittington     DS      6-1   245  Fr        Chipley (Chipley)
* 26 Alphonso Williams     SS      6-0   205  Sr   ***  Lloyd (Jefferson County)
* 49 Dayne Williams        FB      6-1   222  Sr-R **   Leesburg (Leesburg/Florida CC)
*  4 Peter Tom Willis      QB      6-3   207  Jr-R *    Morris, AL (Mortimer Jordan)
  19 John Wimberly         P       6-3   195  Fr        Tampa (King)
  44 John Wyche            SS      6-2   207  So-R *    Thomasville, GA (Central)
* 70 Tony Yeomans          OG      6-2   245  Jr-R **   Jesup, GA (Wayne County)

1988 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  1 Scott DiMare          WR      6-0   180  Jr-R *    Miami (Columbus)
*  2 Deion Sanders         CB      6-0   195  Sr   ***  Fort Myers (North Fort Myers)
   3 Leon Fowler           DB      6-2   190  Fr        Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
*  4 Peter Tom Willis      QB      6-3   207  Jr-R *    Morris, AL (Mortimer Jordan)
*  5 Chip Ferguson         QB      6-1   194  Sr   ***  Charlotte, NC (Spartanburg)
   5 Pete Prinzi           QB-DB   6-0   185  Fr        Tampa (Plant)
*  6 LeRoy Butler          FS      6-0   193  Jr   *    Jacksonville (Lee)
   6 Carl Simpson          TE      6-3   230  Fr        Baxley, GA (Appling County)
*  7 Ronald Lewis          WR      6-0   179  Jr   **   Jacksonville (Raines)
*  8 Terry Anthony         WR      6-0   198  Jr   **   Daytona Beach (Mainland)
*  9 Richie Andrews        KS      5-11  163  So   *    Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 10 Corian Freeman        CB      6-4   221  So-R *    Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
* 11 Casey Weldon          QB      6-1   192  Fr-R      Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
  12 Ray Gibson            CB      6-2   190  So-R      Dothan, AL (Dothan)
* 12 Alan Stewart          CB      5-11  184  Jr-R *    Brooksville (Hernando)
* 13 Dexter Carter         TB      5-9   174  Jr   **   Baxley, GA (Appling County)
* 14 Brad Johnson          QB      6-6   205  Fr-R      Black Mountain, NC (Owen)
* 15 Bill Ragans           SS-FS   6-2   200  So-R *    Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 16 Tracy Sanders         CB      6-0   176  Sr-R ***  Bradenton (Manatee)
* 17 Tim Corlew            P       5-10  178  So        Inverness (Citrus)
  17 Charlie Ward          QB      6-1   175  Fr        Thomasville, GA (Central)                        Did not qualify
  18 Lavon Brown           CB      5-11  190  Fr        Moore Haven (Moore Haven)
  19 John Wimberly         P       6-3   195  Fr        Tampa (King)
* 20 Keith Ross            TB      5-10  188  Sr   ***  Newberry (Newberry)
* 21 John Hadley           OLB     6-4   230  Sr-R ***  Orlando (Evans)
  22 Edgar Bennett         FB      6-1   210  So   *    Jacksonville (Lee)
  23 Bryce Abbott          DB      6-1   195  Fr        Tifton, GA (Tift County)
  23 Brady Jones           TB      5-9   190  Jr        Millersville, MD (Old Mill)
  24 Felix Harris          CB      6-1   175  Fr        Lake Placid (Lake Placid)
  24 Sam Lopez             DB      5-9   165  Sr        Bronx, NY
* 26 Alphonso Williams     SS      6-0   205  Sr   ***  Lloyd (Jefferson County)
* 27 Victor Floyd          TB      6-1   205  Sr-R ***  Pensacola (Pensacola)
* 28 Dedrick Dodge         FS      6-2   179  Jr-R **   Mulberry (Mulberry)
* 29 Lawrence Dawsey       WR      6-0   195  So-R *    Dothan, AL (Northview)
  30 Tommy Henry           CB      6-1   175  Fr        DeSoto (DeSoto)
* 31 Marion Butts          FB      6-1   248  Jr   *    Sylvester, GA (Worth County/Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC)
* 32 Paul Moore            FB      6-1   238  Fr-R      Miami (Killian)
* 33 Sammie Smith          TB      6-2   220  Jr-R **   Zellwood (Apopka)
* 35 Chris Parker          TB      6-2   205  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Sandalwood)
* 36 Kelvin Smith          LB      6-0   230  So   *    Jacksonville (Ribault)
* 37 Stan Shiver           SS      6-2   209  Sr-R ***  Tifton, GA (Tift County)
  38 Jason Crain           ILB     6-2   215  Fr        Port Charlotte (Charlotte)
  39 Ed Clark              OLB     6-3   210  Fr        Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 39 Brian Davis           ILB     6-1   205  Sr-R **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 40 David Bassett         SS      5-10  194  So        Roswell, GA (Lassiter)
  40 David Stallworth      ILB     6-2   230  Fr        Summerdale, AL (Robertsdale)
  41 Chris Hall            CB      6-1   194  Fr        Cocoa (Cocoa Beach)
* 42 John Merna            ILB     5-9   211  Sr-R      Lanham, MD (Eleanor Roosevelt)
* 43 Bill Mason            KS      5-11  155  So-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  44 John Wyche            SS      6-2   207  So-R *    Thomasville, GA (Central)
* 45 Kirk Carruthers       ILB     6-2   205  Fr        East Lansing, MI (East Lansing)
* 46 Felton Hayes          ILB     6-0   240  Sr-R ***  Brandon (Brandon)
  47 Kevin Grant           OLB     6-3   217  Jr-R **   Ocala (Forest)
  48 Frank Romeo           NG      6-2   250  Fr-R      Wauchula (Hardee)
* 49 Dayne Williams        FB      6-1   222  Sr-R **   Leesburg (Leesburg/Florida CC)
  50 John Brown            OG      6-4   279  Jr-R **   Deland (Deland)
  51 Robbie Baker          OL      6-5   235  Fr        Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
  52 John Eaford           ILB     6-0   232  Sr-R **   Miami (Norland)
  52 Robert Stevenson      OL      6-3   250  Fr        Pensacola (Escambia)
* 53 Odell Haggins         NG      6-2   252  Jr-R **   Bartow (Bartow)
  54 Phil Ferrell          ILB     6-3   227  Fr        Pell City, AL (Pell City)
  55 Chris Nicolas         C-SN    6-3   229  So-R      Clearwater (Clearwater)
  56 Ronnie Byrom          OG      6-4   243  So-R      Pierson (Taylor)
* 57 Corey Senior          DT      6-3   265  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Ribault)
* 58 Nick Ekonomou         C-OG    6-2   262  Jr        Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 59 Keith Carter          ILB     6-3   236  Jr-R **   Miami (South Miami)
* 60 Mike Morris           OG      6-2   261  Fr-R      Miami (Miami Beach)
  61 Jim Bekas             C       6-4   279  Fr-R      Seminole (Northeast)
* 62 Jason Kuipers         C       6-3   260  Sr-R **   Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
  63 Jason Dillaberry      OL      6-5   275  Fr        Orange Park (Orange Park)
* 64 Magdi El Shahawy      NG      6-1   249  So-R *    Sarasota (Sarasota)
* 65 Hayward Haynes        OG      6-3   278  So-R      Bartow (Bartow)
* 66 Scott Schilbrack      OT      6-8   285  So-R      Lauderhill (Boyd Anderson)
* 67 Kevin Mancini         OT      6-4   255  Fr        Brandon (Brandon)
  68 Troy Sanders          DL-OL   6-2   270  Fr        Elba, AL (Elba)
* 68 Michael Tanks         C       6-1   254  Jr-R **   Decatur, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
  69 Eric Gibbs            OL      6-6   310  Fr        Atlanta, GA (Lovett School)
* 69 Joey Ionata           OT      6-3   262  Sr-R **   Dunedin (Dunedin)
* 70 Tony Yeomans          OG      6-2   245  Jr-R **   Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
  71 Tyrone Barber         OL      6-4   260  Fr        Thomasville, GA (Thomasville)
* 71 David Whittington     DS      6-1   245  Fr        Chipley (Chipley)
* 72 Pat Tomberlin         OT      6-4   303  Sr   ***  Middleburg (Middleburg)
  73 Reggie Dixon          OG      6-2   263  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Ribault)
* 74 Henry Ostaszewski     DT      6-3   255  Fr-R      Boynton Beach (Santaluces Community)
* 75 Joe Ostaszewski       DT      6-3   262  Fr-R      Boynton Beach (Santaluces Community)
* 76 Steve Gabbard         DT      6-4   269  Sr-R ***  Concord, NC (Independence)
  77 Eric Luallen          OT      6-4   271  So-R      Tampa (Jesuit)
* 78 Eric Hayes            DT      6-3   279  Jr-R **   Tampa (King)
  79 Gene Houpe            DT      6-3   260  Fr-R      Statesville, NC (Statesville)
* 80 Reggie Johnson        TE      6-2   247  So-R *    Pensacola (Escambia)
* 81 Phil Carollo          OLB     6-2   232  Sr-R **   Melville, NY (Newfield)
  82 Brad Lundstrom        OLB     6-5   225  Fr        Naples (Lely)
* 83 Dave Roberts          TE      6-4   240  So-R *    Griffin, GA (Griffin)
  84 Bruce Gooch           WR      6-2   180  So        Fayetteville, NC
  85 Johnny Clower         TE      6-4   243  So        Dade City (Pasco Comprehensive)
  87 Felton Cook           WR      6-1   180  So-R      Palmetto, GA (Palmetto)
* 88 Bruce LaSane          WR      6-4   210  Jr   *    Wildwood (Wildwood)
* 89 Howard Dinkins        OLB     6-1   208  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Ribault)
  90 Eric McGill           TE      6-6   235  Fr        Walterboro, SC (Calhoun)
  91 Deondri Clark         OLB     6-4   250  Fr        Winter Garden (West Orange)
* 92 Tom O'Malley          TE      6-3   245  Sr-R ***  Darien, CT (Darien)
* 93 Shelton Thompson      OLB     6-3   248  Jr-R **   Lakeland (Lake Gibson)
  94 John Flath            DL      6-4   250  Fr        Casselberry (Lake Highland Prep)
  95 Greg Rinehart         DT-NG   6-4   290  So-R      Norristown, PA (Norristown)
* 96 James Chaney          DL      6-0   250  Fr        North Fort Myers (North Fort Myers)
  97 Reggie Freeman        OLB     6-3   220  Fr        Clewiston (Clewiston)
  98 Oliver Strickland     DT      6-3   285  Fr        Philadelphia, PA (West Philadelphia)
* 99 Anthony Moss          OLB     6-4   238  So-R *    Miami (Southridge)
Lettermen listed in 1989 FSU Football Media Guide, page 17.

1988 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Terry Anthony            Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         The Sporting News - All-American - Honorable Mention

Chip Ferguson            Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

Steve Gabbard            Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Odell Haggins            Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - All-American - Honorable Mention

Joey Ionata              Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Jason Kuipers            Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Bruce LaSane             The Sporting News - All-American - Honorable Mention

Ronald Lewis             Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         The Sporting News - All-American - Honorable Mention

Deion Sanders            American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         Football News - 1st Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Kodak - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         United Press International - 1st Team All-American
                         NCAA - Unanimous All-American

Stan Shiver              Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Kelvin Smith             Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Sammie Smith             Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Pat Tomberlin            Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         Football News - 2nd Team All-American
                         Kodak - 2nd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American
                         United Press International - 2nd Team All-American

Dayne Williams           The Sporting News - All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans - 14

1988 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bobby Butler             23      CB                 Atlanta Falcons
Alphonso Carreker        76      DE                 Green Bay Packers
Pat Carter               87      TE                 Detroit Lions
Jamie Dukes              64      C                  Atlanta Falcons
Jessie Hester            89      WR                 Atlanta Falcons
Garth Jax                53      LB                 Dallas Cowboys
Hassan Jones             84      WR                 Minnesota Vikings
Ken Lanier               76      OT                 Denver Broncos
Dennis McKinnon          85      WR                 Chicago Bears
Danny McManus                    QB                 Kansas City Chiefs
Orson Mobley             89      TE                 Denver Broncos
Zeke Mowatt              84      TE                 New York Giants
Gerald Nichols           77      DE                 New York Jets
Jesse Solomon            54      LB                 Minnesota Vikings
Rohn Stark                3      P                  Indianapolis Colts
Weegie Thompson          87      WR                 Pittsburgh Steelers

Noles in the Pros - 16

1988 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
REC
09/03
Ref
A
MIAMI
L 0-31
1
 
6
 
2
2
11-1
09/10
Ref
H
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
W 49-13
10
 
 
 
 
 
10-2
09/17
Ref
A
CLEMSON
W 24-21
10
 
3
 
9
8
10-2
09/24
Ref
H
MICHIGAN STATE
W 30- 7
9
 
 
 
 
 
6-5-1
10/01
Ref
A
TULANE
W 48-28
6
 
 
 
 
 
5-6
10/08
Ref
H
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
W 28-10
6
 
 
 
 
 
12-3
10/15
Ref
H
EAST CAROLINA
W 45-21
5
 
 
 
 
 
3-8
10/22
Ref
H
LOUISIANA TECH
W 66- 3
7
 
 
 
 
 
4-7
11/05
Ref
A
SOUTH CAROLINA
W 59- 0
5
 
15
 
 
 
8-4
11/12
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 41-14
5
 
 
 
 
 
3-8
11/26
Ref
H
FLORIDA
W 52-17
5
 
 
 
 
 
7-5
01/02
Ref
N
AUBURN
Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, La
W 13- 7
4
 
7
 
8
7
10-2
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   11- 1     7-0     3-1     1-0
AGAINST TOP 25   3- 1     0-0     2-1     1-0

FINAL  AP -  3
FINAL UPI -  3


1988 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sammie Smith 10/01/1988 TULANE 24 212 8.83 2 Chris Parker 10/15/1988 EAST CAROLINA 25 158 6.32 2 Chris Parker 10/22/1988 LOUISIANA TECH 25 127 5.08 1 Dexter Carter 11/12/1988 VIRGINIA TECH 16 119 7.44 0 Sammie Smith 01/02/1989 AUBURN 24 115 4.79 0 Sammie Smith 11/26/1988 FLORIDA 20 109 5.45 0

1988 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ronald Lewis 10/08/1988 GEORGIA SOUTHERN 7 140 20.00 1 Bruce LaSane 11/05/1988 SOUTH CAROLINA 6 114 19.00 0 Lawrence Dawsey 09/10/1988 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 2 109 54.50 2 Terry Anthony 10/22/1988 LOUISIANA TECH 6 106 17.67 2

1988 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- None

1988 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 442 165 Points Per Game............. 40.2 15.0 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 58 21 TDs Rushing................. 20 11 TDs Passing................. 29 10 TDs Fumble Return........... 1 0 TDs Punt Return............. 2 0 TDs Interception............ 6 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 57-58 21-21 Kick........................ 57-58 21-21 Pass........................ 0- 0 0- 0 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 11-21 6- SAFETY........................ 2 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 251 176 Rushing..................... 114 97 Passing..................... 122 58 Penalty..................... 15 21 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 2195 1662 Yards gained rushing........ 2431 1978 Yards lost rushing.......... 236 316 Rushing Attempts............ 443 481 Average Per Rush............ 5.0 3.5 Average Per Game............ 199.5 151.1 PASSING YARDAGE............... 2676 1443 Att-Comp-Int................ 319-188-18 278-110-18 Efficiency.................. 148.11 82.09 Average Per Pass............ 8.4 5.2 Average Per Catch........... 14.2 13.1 Average Per Game............ 243.3 131.2 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 4871 3105 Total Plays................. 762 759 Average Per Play............ 6.4 4.1 Average Per Game............ 442.8 282.3 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 32- 668 62-1105 Average Per Return.......... 20.9 17.8 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 42-649 15- 66 Average Per Return.......... 15.5 4.4 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 18-327 18-114 Average Per Return.......... 18.2 6.3 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 16- 7 29- 9 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 93- 838 83- 682 Average Per Game............ 76.2 62.0 PUNTS-YARDS................... 35-1246 - Average Per Punt............ 35.6 0.0 Net punt average............ 33.7 0.0 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 68-136 58-173 3rd-Down Pct................ .500 .335 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 23- 12- ATTENDANCE.................... 395,692 269,700 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 7-56,527 4-67,425
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
115
103
103
121
442
Opponents
17
72
24
52
165
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Sammie Smith            108  621   44   577   5.3   4  48 
Chris Parker             71  416   25   391   5.5   4  22 
Dexter Carter            58  347   17   330   5.7   1  40 
Dayne Williams           64  251    5   246   3.8   4  23t
Keith Ross               30  239    7   232   7.7   0  53 
Marion Butts             29  137    4   133   4.6   3  44 
Lawrence Dawsey           7   97    9    88  12.6   1  40 
LeRoy Butler              1   78    0    78  78.0   0  78 
Victor Floyd             17   72    1    71   4.2   0  19 
Paul Moore               14   60    1    59   4.2   2   8 
Ronald Lewis              7   35   17    18   2.6   0  20 
Casey Weldon              2   15    0    15   7.5   1  13 
Brad Johnson              1    7    0     7   7.0   0   7 
Edgar Bennett             6    9    2     7   1.2   0   3 
John Merna                1    4    0     4   4.0   0   4 
Scott DiMare              1    0    6    -6  -6.0   0  -6 
Chip Ferguson            18   42   50    -8  -0.4   0  13 
Peter Tom Willis          8    1   48   -47  -5.9   0   1 

Total.........      11  443 2431  236  2195   5.0  20  78   199.5
Opponents.....      11  481 1978  316  1662   3.5  11       151.1


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Chip Ferguson           152.98 194-122-11   .629 1714  16  93t
Peter Tom Willis        147.30  85- 48- 3   .565  637   9  44t
Casey Weldon            139.98  26- 10- 2   .385  244   3  52t
Brad Johnson            123.88  13-  8- 1   .615   81   1  15t
Marion Butts            ******   1-  0- 1   .000    0   0   0 

Total.........      11  148.11 319-188-18   .589 2676  29  93t  243.3
Opponents.....      11   82.09 278-110-18   .396 1443  10       131.2


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Terry Anthony           32   550  17.2   8  44t
Ronald Lewis            27   484  17.9   2  39 
Bruce LaSane            22   406  18.5   3  52t
Lawrence Dawsey         18   365  20.3   9  93t
Dexter Carter           19   195  10.3   2  40t
Tom O'Malley            17   179  10.5   2  23 
Reggie Johnson          15   145   9.7   0  17 
Victor Floyd             7    61   8.7   0  34 
Sammie Smith             8    59   7.4   1  21 
Chris Parker             7    52   7.4   0  26 
Scott DiMare             3    45  15.0   0  19 
Dayne Williams           4    42  10.5   0  16 
Dave Roberts             6    38   6.3   2  12 
Edgar Bennett            1    29  29.0   0  29 
Keith Ross               1    17  17.0   0  17 
Paul Moore               1     9   9.0   0   9 

Total.........      11 188  2676  14.2  29  93t  243.3
Opponents.....      11 110  1443  13.1  10       131.2


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Deion Sanders        33  503  15.2  1  76t
LeRoy Butler          4   52  13.0  0  20 
Phil Carollo          1   38  38.0  0  38 
Howard Dinkins        1   19  19.0  0  19 
Stan Shiver           1   17  17.0  0  17 
Dedrick Dodge         2   12   6.0  0   6 
Anthony Moss          0    8        1   8t

Total.........       42  649  15.5  2  76t
Opponent......       15   66   4.4  0     


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Deion Sanders         5  116  23.2  2  39t
Dedrick Dodge         5   82  16.4  1  33t
LeRoy Butler          2   63  31.5  1  37 
Stan Shiver           2   18   9.0  0  13 
Tracy Sanders         1   34  34.0  1  34t
Odell Haggins         1   11  11.0  1  11t
Kelvin Smith          1    3   3.0  0   3 
John Hadley           1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       18  327  18.2  6  39t
Opponent......       18  114   6.3  0     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Keith Ross           20   425 21.3  0  35 
Dexter Carter         6   167 27.8  0  43 
Victor Floyd          1    28 28.0  0  28t
Lawrence Dawsey       1    19 19.0  0  19 
John Merna            1    13 13.0  0  13 
Bruce LaSane          1    12 12.0  0  12 
Chris Parker          1     3  3.0  0   3 
Paul Moore            1     1  1.0  0   1 

Total.........       32   668 20.9  0  43 
Opponent......       62  1105 17.8  0     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Marion Butts          1    0   0.0  1   .    0
Eric Hayes            1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Anthony Moss          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Steve Gabbard         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
David Bassett         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
James Chaney          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Joe Ostaszewski       1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Kelvin Smith          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Alphonso Williams     1    0   0.0  0   .    0
LeRoy Butler          0    0    .   0   .    2
Odell Haggins         0    0    .   0   .    2
Tracy Sanders         0    0    .   0   .    2
Deion Sanders         0    0    .   0   .    1
Stan Shiver           0    0    .   0   .    1
Kirk Carruthers       0    0    .   0   .    1
Reggie Johnson        0    0    .   0   .    1
Shelton Thompson      0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........        9        0.0  1       12
Opponent......        7        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Richie Andrews        0   5-13   57-58   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    72
Lawrence Dawsey      10   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    60
Terry Anthony         8   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    48
Sammie Smith          5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Marion Butts          4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Chris Parker          4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Dayne Williams        4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Deion Sanders         3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Dexter Carter         3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Bruce LaSane          3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Bill Mason            0   6-9     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Ronald Lewis          2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Paul Moore            2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Tom O'Malley          2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Dave Roberts          2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
LeRoy Butler          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Odell Haggins         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Dedrick Dodge         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Anthony Moss          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Tracy Sanders         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Casey Weldon          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Howard Dinkins        0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   1     2
Stan Shiver           0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   1     2
====================================================================
FSU                  58  11-22   57-58   0-0   0   0-0   0   2   442
Opponent             21   6-9    21-21   0-0   0   0-0   0   0   165
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Lawrence Dawsey
1
9
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Terry Anthony
.
8
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Sammie Smith
4
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Marion Butts
3
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
Chris Parker
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Dayne Williams
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Deion Sanders
.
.
.
2
.
1
.
.
.
Dexter Carter
1
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Bruce LaSane
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ronald Lewis
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Paul Moore
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Tom O'Malley
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Dave Roberts
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
LeRoy Butler
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Odell Haggins
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Dedrick Dodge
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Anthony Moss
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Tracy Sanders
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Casey Weldon
1
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
Brad Johnson
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
Chip Ferguson
.
.
16
.
.
.
.
.
.
Peter Tom Willis
.
.
9
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
20
29
29
6
1
2
.
.
.
Opponents
11
10
10
.
.
.
.
.
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Chip Ferguson           212    -8 1714  1706
Peter Tom Willis         93   -47  637   590
Sammie Smith            108   577    0   577
Chris Parker             71   391    0   391
Dexter Carter            58   330    0   330
Casey Weldon             28    15  244   259
Dayne Williams           64   246    0   246
Keith Ross               30   232    0   232
Marion Butts             30   133    0   133
Brad Johnson             14     7   81    88
Lawrence Dawsey           7    88    0    88
LeRoy Butler              1    78    0    78
Victor Floyd             17    71    0    71
Paul Moore               14    59    0    59
Ronald Lewis              7    18    0    18
Edgar Bennett             6     7    0     7
John Merna                1     4    0     4
Scott DiMare              1    -6    0    -6

Total.........      11  762  2195 2676  4871 442.8
Opponent......      11  759  1662 1443  3105 282.3


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Bill Mason            6- 9  .667  1- 1  2- 3  3- 5  0- 0  0- 0 35
Richie Andrews        5-13  .385  2- 2  0- 2  2- 4  1- 5  0- 0 48
FG SEQUENCE Bill Mason Richie Andrews
MIAMI
None
47
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
None
46
CLEMSON
None
24, (19)
MICHIGAN STATE
(21), 31
21, (48), (39)
TULANE
None
43, (33), (19)
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
None
31
EAST CAROLINA
(20)
None
LOUISIANA TECH
(34), 26, (35)
None
SOUTH CAROLINA
(31)
37
VIRGINIA TECH
33
41
FLORIDA
(19)
None
AUBURN
(35), (31)
None
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Tim Corlew          35 1246  35.6  53                0

Total.........      35 1246  35.6  53                0
Opponent......                0.0                     


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Dexter Carter           330   195    0  167    0    0  692
Keith Ross              232    17    0  425    0    0  674
Sammie Smith            577    59    0    0    0    0  636
Deion Sanders       11    0     0  503    0  116    0  619  56.3
Terry Anthony             0   550    0    0    0    0  550
Ronald Lewis             18   484    0    0    0    0  502
Lawrence Dawsey          88   365    0   19    0    0  472
Chris Parker            391    52    0    3    0    0  446
Bruce LaSane              0   406    0   12    0    0  418
Dayne Williams          246    42    0    0    0    0  288
LeRoy Butler             78     0   52    0   63    0  193
Tom O'Malley              0   179    0    0    0    0  179
Victor Floyd             71    61    0   28    0    0  160
Reggie Johnson            0   145    0    0    0    0  145
Marion Butts            133     0    0    0    0    0  133
Dedrick Dodge             0     0   12    0   82    0   94
Paul Moore               59     9    0    1    0    0   69
Scott DiMare             -6    45    0    0    0    0   39
Dave Roberts              0    38    0    0    0    0   38
Phil Carollo              0     0   38    0    0    0   38
Edgar Bennett             7    29    0    0    0    0   36
Stan Shiver               0     0   17    0   18    0   35
Tracy Sanders             0     0    0    0   34    0   34
Howard Dinkins            0     0   19    0    0    0   19
John Merna                4     0    0   13    0    0   17
Casey Weldon             15     0    0    0    0    0   15
Odell Haggins             0     0    0    0   11    0   11
Anthony Moss              0     0    8    0    0    0    8
Brad Johnson              7     0    0    0    0    0    7
Kelvin Smith              0     0    0    0    3    0    3
Chip Ferguson            -8     0    0    0    0    0   -8
Peter Tom Willis        -47     0    0    0    0    0  -47

Total.........      11 2195  2676  649  668  327    0 6515 592.3
Opponent......      11 1662  1443   66 1105  114    0 4390 399.1


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kelvin Smith             57   37    94   2.0-         1.0-          1-  3   8    .   1-  0   .   1   .
Felton Hayes             38   33    71   1.0-         1.0-           .      6    .    .      .   .   .
Odell Haggins            29   39    68   1.0-         3.0-          1- 11   3    .    .      2   .   .
LeRoy Butler             42   17    59   1.0-            .          2- 63   5    .    .      2   .   .
Kirk Carruthers          27   23    50   1.0-            .           .      2    .    .      1   .   .
Eric Hayes               21   28    49   4.0-         1.0-           .      1    .   1-  0   1   .   .
John Hadley              20   26    46      .         1.0-          1-  0   7    .    .      .   .   .
Tracy Sanders            35    9    44      .            .          1- 34   7    .    .      2   .   .
Brian Davis              21   19    40   1.0-            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Keith Carter             24   15    39   4.0-         2.0-           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Shelton Thompson         20   19    39   3.0-         2.0-           .      4    .    .      1   .   .
Deion Sanders       11   25   12    37   1.0-            .          5-116   6    .    .      1   .   .
Alphonso Williams        22   14    36   1.0-         1.0-           .      1    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Steve Gabbard            10   26    36   4.0-         1.5-           .      5    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Stan Shiver              25    7    32   3.0-         3.0-          2- 18   5    .    .      1   1   1
Dedrick Dodge            18   13    31      .            .          5- 82   2    .    .      .   1   .
Phil Carollo             14   15    29   2.0-         1.0-           .      .    .    .      .   2   .
Howard Dinkins           18    9    27   1.0-         4.0-           .      6    .    .      .   1   1
Anthony Moss             18    8    26   4.0-         4.5-           .      5    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Corian Freeman           14    9    23      .            .           .      4    .    .      .   .   .
Henry Ostaszewski        10   13    23   1.0-         1.0-           .      3    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Ragans               7   13    20      .            .           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
James Chaney              5    8    13      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Corey Senior              5    5    10      .            .           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Joe Ostaszewski           4    4     8      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Frank Romeo               1    7     8   1.0-            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Marion Butts              6    1     7      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Kevin Grant               3    3     6   1.0-            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Alan Stewart              4    .     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
David Bassett             1    3     4      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Magdi El Shahawy          1    3     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Reggie Johnson            2    1     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Gene Houpe                2    .     2   1.0-            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Keith Ross                1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Edgar Bennett             1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chip Ferguson             1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lawrence Dawsey           1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Merna                .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  UM      USM     CU      MSU     TU      GSU     ECU     LTU     SC      VT      UF      AU      
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
23  Bryce Abbott                  0- 0                                                                                           
 9  Richie Andrews               12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
 8  Terry Anthony                12-12  O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE  
51  Robbie Baker                  0- 0                                                                                           
71  Tyrone Barber                 0- 0                                                                                           
40  David Bassett                 5- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                                                       
61  Jim Bekas                     4- 2                                          O-C     O-C     xx      xx                       
22  Edgar Bennett                 3- 0  xx      xx      xx                                                                       
50  John Brown                    2- 1  O-SG    xx                                                                               
18  Lavon Brown                   0- 0                                                                                           
 6  LeRoy Butler                 12-10  D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    xx      xx      D-FS    D-FS    D-FS  
31  Marion Butts                 12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
56  Ronnie Byrom                  0- 0                                                                                           
81  Phil Carollo                 10- 1  xx      xx      xx      xx      D-OLB   xx      xx              xx              xx      xx
45  Kirk Carruthers              11- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
13  Dexter Carter                11- 3  xx      xx      O-TB    O-TB    O-TB            xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
59  Keith Carter                 12- 5  D-ILB   D-SAM   D-SLB   D-SAM   xx      D-SLB   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
96  James Chaney                  5- 0                                  xx              xx                      xx      xx      xx
91  Deondri Clark                 0- 0                                                                                           
39  Ed Clark                      0- 0                                                                                           
85  Johnny Clower                 0- 0                                                                                           
87  Felton Cook                   0- 0                                                                                           
17  Tim Corlew                   12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
38  Jason Crain                   0- 0                                                                                           
39  Brian Davis                   9- 0  xx      xx      xx              xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
29  Lawrence Dawsey              12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
63  Jason Dillaberry              0- 0                                                                                           
 1  Scott DiMare                  4- 0  xx                                                      xx      xx      xx               
89  Howard Dinkins               12- 2  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      D-OLB   D-OLB   xx      xx      xx      xx
73  Reggie Dixon                  0- 0                                                                                           
28  Dedrick Dodge                12- 2  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      D-FS    D-FS    xx      xx      xx
52  John Eaford                   0- 0                                                                                           
58  Nick Ekonomou                10- 2                  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-C     O-C     xx      xx      xx
64  Magdi El Shahawy              7- 1                  D-NG    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                       
 5  Chip Ferguson                11-11  O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB            O-QB    O-QB    O-QB  
54  Phil Ferrell                  0- 0                                                                                           
94  John Flath                    0- 0                                                                                           
27  Victor Floyd                 10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx
 3  Leon Fowler                   1- 0                                  xx                                                       
10  Corian Freeman               12- 1  xx      xx      xx      xx      D-LCB   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
97  Reggie Freeman                0- 0                                                                                           
76  Steve Gabbard                12-11  D-RT    D-RT    xx      D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    D-RT  
69  Eric Gibbs                    0- 0                                                                                           
12  Ray Gibson                    0- 0                                                                                           
84  Bruce Gooch                   0- 0                                                                                           
47  Kevin Grant                   1- 1  D-OLB                                                                                    
21  John Hadley                  12- 8  xx      D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   xx      D-OLB   xx      xx      D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB 
53  Odell Haggins                12-11  D-NG    D-NG    xx      D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG  
41  Chris Hall                    0- 0                                                                                           
24  Felix Harris                  0- 0                                                                                           
78  Eric Hayes                   12- 8  xx      xx      D-LT    D-LT    D-LT    D-LT    xx      xx      D-LT    D-LT    D-LT    D-LT  
46  Felton Hayes                 12-12  D-ILB   D-WILL  D-WLB   D-WILL  D-ILB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB 
65  Hayward Haynes               12- 4  xx      xx      O-TG    O-TG    O-RG    O-TG    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
30  Tommy Henry                   9- 1          xx              xx              D-LC    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
79  Gene Houpe                    4- 0  xx      xx      xx                      xx                                               
69  Joey Ionata                  12-12  O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-LT    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST  
14  Brad Johnson                 12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
80  Reggie Johnson               12- 4  xx      xx      O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
23  Brady Jones                   0- 0                                                                                           
62  Jason Kuipers                11-11  O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C             O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG  
88  Bruce LaSane                 12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
 7  Ronald Lewis                 12-12  O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FLK   O-FLK 
24  Sam Lopez                     0- 0                                                                                           
77  Eric Luallen                  0- 0                                                                                           
82  Brad Lundstrom                0- 0                                                                                           
67  Kevin Mancini                11- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
43  Bill Mason                   11- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
90  Eric McGill                   0- 0                                                                                           
42  John Merna                    4- 0  xx              xx                                      xx      xx                       
32  Paul Moore                    6- 0                  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx                       
60  Mike Morris                  11-10  xx      O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-LG            O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG  
99  Anthony Moss                 12- 5  xx      D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
55  Chris Nicolas                 1- 0  xx                                                                                       
92  Tom O'Malley                 12- 8  O-TE    O-TE    xx      xx      xx      xx      O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE  
74  Henry Ostaszewski            12- 3  xx      xx      D-RT    xx      xx      xx      D-LT    D-LT    xx      xx      xx      xx
75  Joe Ostaszewski               5- 0                                          xx      xx      xx      xx              xx       
35  Chris Parker                  9- 3          xx                      xx      xx      O-TB    O-TB    xx      O-TB    xx      xx
 5  Pete Prinzi                   0- 0                                                                                           
15  Bill Ragans                   9- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx       
95  Greg Rinehart                 0- 0                                                                                           
83  Dave Roberts                  6- 0  xx      xx      xx                              xx      xx      xx                       
48  Frank Romeo                   3- 0  xx      xx              xx                                                               
20  Keith Ross                   12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
 2  Deion Sanders                10-10  D-LC    D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LC                    D-LC    D-LC    D-LCB   D-LC    D-LC    D-LCB 
16  Tracy Sanders                12-12  D-RC    D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RC    D-RCB   D-RC    D-RC    D-RC    D-RCB   D-RC    D-RCB   D-RCB 
68  Troy Sanders                  0- 0                                                                                           
66  Scott Schilbrack             11- 1  xx      xx              xx      O-RT    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
57  Corey Senior                  9- 2  D-LT    D-LT    xx      xx      xx      xx                              xx      xx      xx
37  Stan Shiver                  12-11  D-SS    xx      D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS  
 6  Carl Simpson                  0- 0                                                                                           
36  Kelvin Smith                 12- 7  xx      xx      xx      xx      D-ILB   xx      D-SLB   D-SAM   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB 
33  Sammie Smith                 11- 6  O-TB    O-TB    xx      xx      xx      O-TB    xx              O-TB    xx      O-TB    O-TB  
40  David Stallworth              0- 0                                                                                           
52  Robert Stevenson              0- 0                                                                                           
12  Alan Stewart                  3- 0                                                          xx      xx              xx       
98  Oliver Strickland             0- 0                                                                                           
68  Michael Tanks                 6- 3  xx                      xx      xx                                      O-C     O-C     O-C   
93  Shelton Thompson             11- 7  D-OLB           xx      xx      xx      xx      D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB 
72  Pat Tomberlin                11-11  O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT            O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT  
17  Charlie Ward                  0- 0                                                                                           
11  Casey Weldon                  4- 0  xx      xx                                              xx      xx                       
71  David Whittington            12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
26  Alphonso Williams            12- 1  xx      D-SS    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
49  Dayne Williams               12-12  O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB  
 4  Peter Tom Willis              8- 1  xx      xx                      xx              xx      xx      O-QB    xx      xx       
19  John Wimberly                 0- 0                                                                                           
44  John Wyche                    0- 0                                                                                           
70  Tony Yeomans                 12- 3  O-TG    O-TG    xx      xx      xx      O-SG    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx

MIAMI 31, FLORIDA STATE 0

09/03/1988, CORAL GABLES, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 4, 1988, page 39, by Bill McGrotha.

Horrorcanes.
Miami raps FSU 31-0.

MIAMI, FL - Thirteen was a bum number for Florida State here Saturday night. But then, all others numbers were, too.

Most particularly 31-0. Which, some will note, is 13 backwards.

Embarking on Bobby Bowden's 13th season as their head coach, the Seminoles got humiliated in this opening game of the heralded - and quickly derailed - run for a national championship.

It was Miami, all the way, playing like the national champion it was in 1983 and 1987, and nearly was in 1986 as well.

Essentially, it was a matter of too much Miami defense. In astonishing manner, the Hurricanes shut down what many considered Florida State's best-ever offense. Much of the way, that offense was a helpless force, also a burdensome one.

With the offense unable to hold its own, Miami controlled the football. Florida State's defense got overloaded. The offense managed just 243 yards, only 91 in the first half.

Steve Walsh, cool leader, quarterbacked the Hurricanes smoothly, hitting key passes throughout. For the night, he completed 17 of 37 for 235 yards.

If Bowden had no lucky number, Jimmy Johnson did. In his 50th game as Miami's coach, he won one of his most satisfying games - also his 42nd. He has lost just eight in his four-plus seasons at Miami.

It was only the second time a Florida State team of Bowden's had ever been shut out. The first came in the third game of 1976, his first year. And it came in this same Orange Bowl, Miami winning 47-0.

On the morning of the game, Bowden had indicated concern about just two things: (1) mistakes by his team, (2) Miami's defense.

Mistakes by his team were multiple. And many were wrought by a Miami defense that may, in fact, be better than ever before.

The Seminoles could not run. Nor could they pass.

Amazing.

A national-television audience never saw anything resembling a match of No. 1 vs No. 2, the spots where these two teams finished last year. In relation to Miami, Florida State did not appear to be top 20.

Florida State had won 11 straight opening games under Bowden, but his Seminoles were absolutely no match for a team that had gone 33-3 over the last three seasons.

Statistically, Chip Ferguson was not that bad as he opened and went most of the way at quarterback, hitting 10 of 16 passes for 121 yards. Realistically, the whole of the offense was a crushing disappointment.

Miami rolled to 450 yards, running 86 plays to FSU's 58. The Hurricanes had just one turnover, a fumble, while Florida State had five. Four times Miami intercepted FSU quarterbacks, including Ferguson twice.

"I'm proud of how we approached this game in a business-like manner," said Johnson. "And then the players went out and took care of business."

Did Miami ever!

But Walsh thought it was sort of odd, the Hurricanes scoring 31 points. "The offense really didn't play that well," he said.

One thing for sure. The Miami defense played that well.

Florida State was trailing 17-0 at halftime.

In the beginning on this 84-degree evening, FSU won the coin toss, deferred its option to the last half, and kicked off to Miami.

From the 17, Walsh connected on a first-play pass of 21 yards to Cleveland Gary. The big fullback ran for 4. Two more runs got a first down at the 50.

Abruptly, on a trap, tailback Leonard Conley broke for 25 to the 25.

On fourth down at the 23, following two incomplete passes, redshirt freshman Carlos Huerta kicked a 39-yard field goal for 3-0.

On an opening-play reverse from the 20, Ronald Lewis sped for 14. But a faulty handoff on another reverse resulted in a fumble that Sammie Smith covered for a loss of 9 at the 25. After a pass missed, a screen to Smith picked up 15 - well short of the first down.

Tim Corlew's fist punt was a 41-yarder, following a good bounce, dead at Miami's 19.

A 17-yard throw to Gary soon gained the 41. Conley's running, paired with a couple of short passes to Rod Chudzinski, quickly moved Miami to FSU's 35. Then Randall Hill snared a short pass, and a facemask penalty on the play gained the 22.

But as Conley dashed through on a run, Tracy Sanders knocked the ball out of his hands and Steve Gabbard recovered for FSU at the 15.

Hard running by Smith, coupled with a swing pass to Victor Floyd, reached the 27. Three more runs got the 38.

But when Chip Ferguson overthrew Lewis, Bobby Harden intercepted and returned the ball 37 yards to FSU's 20. And as the quarter ended, Miami was at the 11 following a short pass to Dale Dawkins.

On a wide ramble, Gary slipped to the 2. Then, going wide the other way, Gary scored on a stubborn run. Huerta's point made it 10-0.

Positioned poorly after Keith Ross got nailed at the 16 on the kickoff return, the Seminoles got just 7, on three runs, to the 23. Corlew's punt put Miami on its 44 following a penalty for illegal use of hands against FSU.

On two runs, fullback Shannon Corwell pounded to FSU's 42. But a hard-rushing defense precipitated three Walsh incompletions.

On a questionable decision, Miami opted for a 59-yard try by Huerta for a field goal. The ball was short, and FSU took over at its 42 - easily its best starting position.

Promptly, Ferguson hit Dexter Carter with a 24-yard toss to Miami's 34. The next play saw Ferguson sacked for 8 by Maurice Crum. FSU got 12 on a pass to Lewis plus an offside penalty.

On fourth down, Richie Andrews tried for a 47-yard field goal - a poor kick that went wide.

Crowell's reception attained the 40. After Walsh failed on more passes, Miami, with 8:03 left in the half, punted for the first time, providing FSU with the ball at its 36.

But Terry Anthony fumbled a pass, Bernard Clark knocking it out of his hands and Bubba McDowell recovering for Miami at its 48.

Chudzinski gathered a pass for 22 to the 30. Conley, on two runs, whacked out a first down at the 19.

Once again Walsh could not connect on passes. Huerta's fourth-down kick in a try for a field goal, a 37-yard effort, was wide.

Carter lost 5, and Reggie Johnson 2 on a tight-end screen. Smith got just two on a pass. Corlew punted, 29 yards to FSU's 45.

Helped by an offside, Miami struggled to the 37. Fourth down coming up, and FSU called a timeout as Miami brought its punter in with 1:15 left. Whereupon, Miami followed with a timeout of its own, bringing its full offense back in.

Whereupon, Dawkins caught a 6-yard pass for a first down at the 31. Then Chudzinski grabbed one at the 23.

On a draw, Gary ran out of bounds for a first down at the 19 with 15 seconds left.

And then Chudzinski was wide open for the touchdown that made it 17-0 at intermission.

At this point, Miami, controlling the football, had run exactly twice as many plays as Florida State, 46 to 23. Miami had 239 yards of offense, FSU just 91.

From their 20, following the second-half kickoff, the Seminoles whipped to the Miami 40 on Ferguson's third-down pass to Lewis for 34.

Next play, Ferguson, under pressure, threw his second interception, Donald Ellis coming up with the ball for Miami.

Three Miami plays netted nothing. But Tim Kalal got off a 59-yard punt that placed FSU on its 21.

Three downs found FSU back on its 11 following a faulty series that included an offside and Crum's tackle of Smith for a 7-yard loss. Corlew punted out, to midfield.

Second down at the 47, and Walsh passed over the middle to Hill, who fumbled when racked by Deion Sanders. But all was going Miami's way, as the ball rolled forward for a Dawkins recovery at the FSU 5.

Conley got the touchdown on a 5-yard Walsh pass and it was 24-0.

FSU scrambled out of a hole at its 16 on Ferguson's third-down shot over the middle to Smith for 20. Again Miami defenders brought a halt. The Hurricanes started at their 33 following a punt.

Soon Miami was replying with a punt, to FSU's 30, and in came Peter Tom Willis at quarterback.

Johnson caught a short pass, and Anthony another, to the 42. On fourth-and-three at the 50, Corlew punted to the 12. Fifty-eight seconds remained in the quarter. Soon after the last quarter opened, Walsh hit Andrew Brown with a pass at midfield. On fourth down, Kalal faked the punt, passing to Randy Bethel for a first down at the FSU 41.

With 12:27 remaining in the tedious struggle, Miami punted for real, to FSU's 12.

Carter ran for 9, and Dayne Williams, on fourth and one, got 6 to the 27. Carter caught a Willis pass at the 40.

Then, linebacker Randy Shannon intercepted a Willis throw and weaved to FSU's 24, but a clipping on the return knocked Miami back to its 36.

With 8:05 remaining, Miami blew a long field-goal attempt, failing to get the kick off, and Florida State was presented with an opportunity at its 46.

But that culminated in still another Miami interception, this one by Kenny Berry.

In the final two minutes Craig Erickson hit Peewee Smith with a 17-yard touchdown pass that made it 31-0.

Casey Weldon finished up at quarterback for the Seminoles, completing his first pass for a nice gain.

But the rest was not much. But then, as far as Florida State was concerned, the foregoing was not much either.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
MIAMI
3
14
7
7
31

1st   0- 3  Opp, 39, field goal, 11:46
2nd   0-10  Opp, 2, run (kick), 14:27
      0-10  Opp, 59, field goal failed, 11:16
      0-10  Richie Andrews, 47, field goal failed, 9:27 
      0-10  Opp, 37, field goal failed, 5:23 
      0-17  Opp, 19, pass (kick), 0:11 
3rd   0-24  Opp, 5, pass (kick), 8:54 
4th   0-31  Opp, 17, pass (kick), 1:30 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 12 25 Rushes-yards 22- 42 45-184 Passing 200 266 Att-Comp-Int 36-18-5 41-22-0 Total Yards 58-242 86-450 Punt Returns 3-23 1--1 Kickoff Returns 6-91 1-14 Interception Ret. 0-0 5-70 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 6-42.8 4-41.5 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 1-8 Fumbles-Lost 4-1 3-1 Penalties-Yds 5-40 9-60 3rd Down Conversions 2-8 8-18 4th Down Conversions 2-2 2-3 Time of Posession 24:21 35:39 Attendance 77,836 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dayne Williams 3- 20 Ronald Lewis 1- 14 Sammie Smith 10- 6 Edgar Bennett 3- 6 Dexter Carter 2- 4 Chip Ferguson 3- -8 Receiving Dexter Carter 4- 44 Ronald Lewis 2- 41 Sammie Smith 4- 38 Edgar Bennett 1- 29 Terry Anthony 2- 23 Reggie Johnson 3- 20 Victor Floyd 1- 4 Dave Roberts 1- 1 Passing Chip Ferguson 16-10-2-121 Peter Tom Willis 17- 6-2- 49 Casey Weldon 3- 2-1- 30 Punt Return Deion Sanders 3- 23 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 4- 58 Dexter Carter 1- 20 John Merna 1- 13 Punting Tim Corlew 6- 207 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Felton Hayes 7 1 8 . . . . . . . . . Keith Carter 4 2 6 0.5- . . . . . . . . Stan Shiver 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . LeRoy Butler 4 1 5 1.0- . . 1 . . . . . Deion Sanders 2 3 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Anthony Moss 2 3 5 2.5- . . . . . . . . Kevin Grant 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Alphonso Williams 3 1 4 0.5- . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Odell Haggins 1 2 3 0.5- . . . . . . . . Tracy Sanders 3 . 3 . . . 2 . . . . . Kelvin Smith 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Dedrick Dodge 2 1 3 0.5- . . 1 . . . . . Steve Gabbard . 2 2 0.5- . . . . 1- 0 . . . Corey Senior 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Shelton Thompson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . John Hadley 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Eric Hayes 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marion Butts . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Frank Romeo . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Chip Ferguson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Edgar Bennett 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Chip Ferguson
FL    7  Ronald Lewis
SE    8  Terry Anthony
TB   33  Sammie Smith
FB   49  Dayne Williams
SG   50  John Brown
C    62  Jason Kuipers
ST   69  Joey Ionata
TG   70  Tony Yeomans
TT   72  Pat Tomberlin
TE   92  Tom O'Malley
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LC    2  Deion Sanders
FS    6  LeRoy Butler
RC   16  Tracy Sanders
SS   37  Stan Shiver
ILB  46  Felton Hayes
OLB  47  Kevin Grant
NG   53  Odell Haggins
LT   57  Corey Senior
ILB  59  Keith Carter
RT   76  Steve Gabbard
OLB  93  Shelton Thompson
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Scott DiMare
 4  Peter Tom Willis
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
11  Casey Weldon
13  Dexter Carter
14  Brad Johnson
15  Bill Ragans
17  Tim Corlew
20  Keith Ross
21  John Hadley
22  Edgar Bennett
26  Alphonso Williams
27  Victor Floyd
28  Dedrick Dodge
29  Lawrence Dawsey
31  Marion Butts
36  Kelvin Smith
39  Brian Davis
##  NAME
-----------------------------
40  David Bassett
42  John Merna
48  Frank Romeo
51  David Whittington
55  Chris Nicolas
60  Mike Morris
65  Hayward Haynes
66  Scott Schilbrack
67  Kevin Mancini
68  Michael Tanks
74  Henry Ostaszewski
78  Eric Hayes
79  Gene Houpe
80  Reggie Johnson
81  Phil Carollo
83  Dave Roberts
88  Bruce LaSane
89  Howard Dinkins
99  Anthony Moss

FLORIDA STATE 49, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 13

09/10/1988, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 11, 1988, page 37, by Bill McGrotha.

Airball.
Seminoles' big plays crunch Southern Miss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With a crowd of 53,129 barely settled in Campbell Stadium seats, Deion Sanders sent a message. Special delivery.

And spurred by his 39-yard interception run for a touchdown in the first 20 seconds, Florida State's football team romped 49-13 victory over Southern Mississippi here Saturday night.

The gifted Sanders, breathtaking on punt returns and a hot defender on the rare occasion ball-carriers came his way, put on a determined show.

So did Chip Ferguson.

Retiring early in the third quarter, with the Seminoles up 35-10, the senior quarterback completed 12 of 17 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns.

And his 93-yarder to Lawrence Dawsey went in the books as the third-longest touchdown pass in FSU history, topped only by the 95-yarder Jimmy Black worked with Rudy Thomas in November 1976, and Jimmy Jordan's 96-yarder to fellow Tallahasseean Kurt Unglaub against Virginia Tech just two weeks later.

Ferguson also collaborated with Dawsey for the 16-yarder that made it 35-10. His first TD pass, for the night's second touchdown, was a 22-yarder to Dexter Carter.

But Bobby Bowden was not turning somersaults.

"… I don't think we looked crisp enough - not enough to win next week," said the coach. "The defense was sharper than the offense.

"We won the ball game, and we're thankful for that."

Bowden was turning a quick eye, of course, toward Saturday's heavy date at Clemson that CBS will televise nationally (2:30 kickoff).

But if the Seminoles were not crisp enough, this was hardly a soggy reflection of that 31-0 loss at Miami. And there were most interesting moments on this warm, humid - but fair - evening. Moments when the Seminoles were indeed crackling, in all facets of the game.

Turnovers - FSU again had five - were part of Bowden's reservations. An inconsistent running game was another part.

"The defense was sharper than the offense - but they just blitzed, blitzed, blitzed!" said Bowden.

"Deion set the pace for us. When you have big-time players, they're supposed to do that - or we'll quit calling them big-time players.

"But we're not playing well enough to beat a Miami or a Clemson. We've got to get a lot better."

With Southern defenders apparently geared up to stop the run, passing was a primary FSU weapon throughout.

Sammie Smith left the game, not to return, with a second-quarter injury (bruised back, seemingly minor) after running 8 times for 42 yards. With Smith having averaged more than 10 yards per carry on 20 runs against it over the last two years, Southern seemed determined to put a rein on the big, swift tailback.

Before he departed, Smith checked in as only the fourth 2,000-yard rusher in FSU annals. Greg Allen, Larry Key and Mark Lyles got there ahead of him.

Though he saw not so much of Smith, Southern coach Curley Hallman saw enough of the Seminoles to impress him.

"They made the plays when they had to," he said, "and that is the sign of a good football team."

After Sanders ignited the Seminoles, FSU got a second first-quarter touchdown as Ferguson fired his shot to Carter.

Swiftly FSU added two touchdowns in the second period. Ferguson's dramatic 93-yarder to Dawsey - he caught it behind a beaten defender at midfield - was followed by an impressive 18-play drive capped by Carter's scoring run from the 2.

Then Southern showed a little something, and that 28-0 lead became 28-10 in the last minutes of the first half.

The Golden Eagles got a start at FSU's 31 on the heels of a Kerry Williams interception - one of two off Ferguson. Brett Favre immediately hit Ricky Bradley with a 33-yard scoring pass. An over-the-middle shot that, Hallman said, his team had worked hard on throughout the week.

Moments later, a 31-yard James Henry punt return had Southern at the FSU 34 for a 46-yard Chris Seroca field goal on the last play of the first half. And on the last play of the final half Seroca kicked another 3-pointer, this one a chip shot after a penalty assisted the visitors to FSU's 12.

Quarterback Favre, who last year completed just 5 of 31 passes against the Seminoles, did a bit better this time - 13 of 36. Southern managed 182 of its 276-yard offensive sum on 16 completions of 41 attempts.

"We had a lot of silly mistakes in the game," said Hallman.

Bowden may be saying the same after viewing film, but surely he'll see some praiseworthy doing, too.

One thing and another, FSU conceded Southern dangerous opportunity. Four times the visitors had starts in FSU territory - at the 43 and 46, as well as the 34 and 33.

But the Seminoles averaged 6.42 yards per offensive play as they rolled to 495 yards, 310 passing.

Tim Corlew, the walk-on punter, did very well again, averaging 39.7 on four efforts, with two downed inside the Southern 5 - first at the 1, then at the 2.

Offensively, the Seminoles looked crisp aplenty as they started the second half. Inconsistency was the problem.

Ferguson guided a lightning-like march of 72 yards to Dawsey's second touchdown catch - only the fourth play of that boom-boom series.

Then Casey Weldon came on at quarterback.

"Chip did a good job for us," said Bowden. "We played Casey then because we had seen Peter Tom (Willis) more against Miami, and were determined to put Casey in a pressure situation."

Soon the score was 42-10, on Weldon's TD pass of 7 yards to Tom O'Malley.

The final touchdown came early in the last quarter, a 17-yard Weldon pass to Terry Anthony.

Perhaps one of the more pleasing aspects for the Florida State coach was an opportunity to play so many. Several starting-caliber Seminoles were out of action with injuries much or all of the way. Among an assortment of reserves contributing was Kirk Carruthers, a freshman linebacker who may find a quick niche. He caused a late fumble. Anthony Moss, making his first start at outside linebacker, had a sack, as did tackle Henry Ostaszewski. Linebacker Kelvin Smith blocked a late punt.

"We played a lot of young players, and as hot as it was, it was a good thing," said Bowden.

On four punt returns, Sanders got 82 yards, slightly more than 20 per. This, in the face of kick coverage that seemed quite good.

For Bowden, it was an eighth victory in nine outings against an opponent that often has given FSU fits. The 49-13 score was a duplicate of the one against Southern here two years ago.

It was also Bowden's 11th consecutive victory in a home opener.

And it may have been one of the most welcome, considering what happened a week prior and what's coming in the weeks ahead.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
0
10
0
3
13
FLORIDA STATE
14
14
14
7
49

1st   7- 0  Deion Sanders, 39, interception return (Richie Andrews, kick), 14:40
     14- 0  Dexter Carter, 22, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 2:21 
2nd  21- 0  Lawrence Dawsey, 93, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 12:50
     28- 0  Dexter Carter, 2, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 3:56 
     28- 7  Opp, 33, pass (kick), 1:11 
     28-10  Opp, 45, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  35-10  Lawrence Dawsey, 16, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 13:36
     42-10  Tom O'Malley, 7, pass from Casey Weldon (Richie Andrews, kick), 7:26 
     42-10  Richie Andrews, 46, field goal failed, 2:16 
4th  49-10  Terry Anthony, 17, pass from Casey Weldon (Richie Andrews, kick), 12:20
     49-13  Opp, 29, field goal, 0:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 24 14 Rushes-yards 43-185 34- 94 Passing 310 182 Att-Comp-Int 34-17-4 41-16-1 Total Yards 77-495 75-276 Punt Returns 4-82 2-39 Kickoff Returns 2-38 5-100 Interception Ret. 1-39 4-17 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 4-39.8 11-40.5 Sacks By-Yds 2-15 2-14 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 6-45 9-74 3rd Down Conversions 5-12 2-16 4th Down Conversions 1-2 0-2 Time of Posession 29:49 30:11 Attendance 53,129 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dexter Carter 9- 44 Sammie Smith 8- 42 Chris Parker 7- 40 Dayne Williams 8- 31 Keith Ross 4- 22 Victor Floyd 1- 14 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 5 Edgar Bennett 3- 1 Peter Tom Willis 2- -14 Receiving Lawrence Dawsey 2- 109 Ronald Lewis 4- 86 Dexter Carter 2- 34 Terry Anthony 2- 29 Bruce LaSane 1- 20 Tom O'Malley 2- 15 Chris Parker 1- 12 Dave Roberts 1- 10 Sammie Smith 1- -1 Victor Floyd 1- -4 Passing Chip Ferguson 17-12-2-239 Casey Weldon 13- 3-1- 63 Peter Tom Willis 4- 2-1- 8 Punt Return Deion Sanders 4- 88 Kickoff Return Keith Carter 2- 38 Punting Tim Corlew 4- 159 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tracy Sanders 4 2 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Corian Freeman 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Kelvin Smith 4 2 6 . . . . . . . 1 . Felton Hayes 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 2 2 4 1.0- . 1- 39 . . . . . . Phil Carollo 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Kirk Carruthers 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Moss 2 2 4 2.0- 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Bill Ragans 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Corey Senior 1 2 3 1.0- . . . . . . . . Stan Shiver 3 . 3 1.0- . . 1 . . . . . LeRoy Butler 2 1 3 . . . 3 . . . . . Brian Davis 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 1 1 2 1.0- 12.0 1.0- 12.0 . . . . . . . Keith Ross 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dedrick Dodge 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Howard Dinkins 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . David Bassett 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Gene Houpe 1 . 1 1.0- . . . . . . . . Tommy Henry 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Frank Romeo . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Chip Ferguson
FL    7  Ronald Lewis
SE    8  Terry Anthony
TB   33  Sammie Smith
FB   49  Dayne Williams
SG   60  Mike Morris
C    62  Jason Kuipers
ST   69  Joey Ionata
TG   70  Tony Yeomans
TT   72  Pat Tomberlin
TE   92  Tom O'Malley
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LCB   2  Deion Sanders
FS    6  LeRoy Butler
RCB  16  Tracy Sanders
OLB  21  John Hadley
SS   26  Alphonso Williams
WILL 46  Felton Hayes
NG   53  Odell Haggins
LT   57  Corey Senior
SAM  59  Keith Carter
RT   76  Steve Gabbard
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Peter Tom Willis
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
11  Casey Weldon
13  Dexter Carter
14  Brad Johnson
15  Bill Ragans
17  Tim Corlew
20  Keith Ross
22  Edgar Bennett
27  Victor Floyd
28  Dedrick Dodge
29  Lawrence Dawsey
30  Tommy Henry
31  Marion Butts
35  Chris Parker
36  Kelvin Smith
37  Stan Shiver
##  NAME
-----------------------------
39  Brian Davis
40  David Bassett
43  Bill Mason
45  Kirk Carruthers
48  Frank Romeo
50  John Brown
65  Hayward Haynes
66  Scott Schilbrack
67  Kevin Mancini
71  David Whittington
74  Henry Ostaszewski
78  Eric Hayes
79  Gene Houpe
80  Reggie Johnson
81  Phil Carollo
83  Dave Roberts
88  Bruce LaSane
89  Howard Dinkins

FLORIDA STATE 24, CLEMSON 21

09/17/1988, CLEMSON, SC

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 18, 1988, page 39, by Bill McGrotha.

LeROYAL SCAM
Death-defying act lifts FSU past Clemson

CLEMSON, SC - You can call it the "Bowden-rooski," or you can call it the "punt-rooski," or you can call it simply the "rooski."

Just don't call it gutless.

On perhaps one of the most daring and surprising plays in the recent history of college football, a fake-punt run of 78 yards to the 1 by LeRoy Butler, Florida State whipped Clemson 24-21 before 82,300 startled people in the stadium the call Death Valley.

In the last moments, Richie Andrews kicked a 19-yard field goal, the first of his college life, for the winning difference.

Behind 14-7 at halftime, and looking pretty miserable on this rainy day, the Seminoles rallied to go ahead 21-14 only to have Clemson deadlock it 21-21 with 2:32 to go.

On what seemed to be the conclusion of its last series, Florida State went in punt formation, fourth-and-four at its 21.

And then came the shot that surely will be heard around the college-football world.

The punt snap went directly to fullback Dayne Williams, who slipped the ball between the legs of Butler - a defensive back but a regular member of the punt team. Bent over in blocking stance, Butler remained motionless, concealing the football as Clemson defenders chased Williams as he ran to his right.

Butler then took off to his left, and had spectacular sailing until Donnell Woolford ran him down at the 1.

That set up Andrews' winning kick on second down after Williams' apparent touchdown run was erased by a penalty, apparently because the 25-second clock had not started.

Coach Bobby Bowden, who had called the stunning punt fake, elected to kick the field goal on second down, rather than risk an interception or possible fumble.

The "rooski" had been on Bowden's mind for some time.

"I had been thinking of it through the last three series we ran," he said. "But it hadn't worked out just right to set it up. Actually, I had thought about it the whole game."

But this golden production was one that would never have found the right time in this game, except for the spectacular work of cornerback Deion Sanders, who sometimes does look like the best player FSU has ever known.

It was Sanders' 76-yard punt return for a touchdown that brought FSU from behind to a 14-14 tie. Bigger, it ignited the Seminoles, who at that third-quarter point had run only 25 plays from scrimmage and been limited to well under 100 yards.

"That turned it," said Bowden.

Clemson, with its stout running game, had exercised remarkable ball control, running twice the number of plays. After cranking up, FSU narrowed that ball-control margin to a final 79-to-57 in play total. And the Seminoles, with the help of the "rooski" that counted as 78 yards rushing, had outgained the Tigers at the end by 4 yards, 368 to 364. FSU averaged a fine 6.5 per offensive play, Clemson 4.6.

Much of the yardage came on Chip Ferguson's passing as he completed 18 of 28 for 241 yards.

"I think those figures would have been mighty impressive at home on a dry field," said Bowden. "Up here on this wet field, with a home crowd hollering its head off in Death Valley, it was doubly impressive."

Impressive, really, was the work of both teams. Neither had a turnover on this slushy field. Both teams just kept coming.

Light, steady rain that had fallen Friday continued through halftime. Then it stopped. "I never knew when it was raining and it wasn't," said Bowden.

Clemson came out in its special orange pants, in which it had won 14 of 15 previous big games. Florida State was dressed in new white pants presented by actor Burt Reynolds. And it was the first time Florida State had worn such pants since Reynolds' playing days in the late '50s.

"They shore are pretty," said Frank Howard, the legendary former Clemson coach, of the look of the two teams.

Bowden said that Reynolds had sent the pants late last year but they had not been worn. It seemed to him, and his coaches, that this might be the right time. When he told his players, they seemed particularly elated. "We thought we'd just use our white ones to trump 'em," said Bowden, grinning.

From the start, Clemson ran the ball, just as it has under Danny Ford for the past nine seasons. But there were wrinkles, like unbalanced lines and motion that confounded FSU for awhile, particularly on pitchouts.

Too, the team was short healthy key defenders. "Until Saturday morning we didn't think four of our starters would play," said defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews. Of primary concern were noseguard Odell Haggins, plus tackles Eric Hayes and Steve Gabbard.

But they played. "The guys that were hurt are still hurting - and they will really hurt Sunday," said trainer Randy Oravetz of players like Haggins, Hayes and Gabbard. "But the sucked it up."

There at the start, Clemson ran right down to FSU's 33, then punted for the first of eight times.

Soon Victor Floyd got good yardage on a draw, but flags were falling early and often. This one called back for holding. Florida State drew 85 penalty yards - 72 in the last half - and Clemson 70.

Tim Corlew's 45-yard punt helped knock Clemson to its 26. For the day, Corlew averaged 35.4 on seven, but the Tigers managed only 13 on runbacks, compared to Sanders' 95 on three returns.

Big on third-down plays most of the way, quarterback Rod Williams got the Tigers going.

On a wide-receiver reverse, Chip Davis passed deep to Gary Cooper 61 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 Clemson lead.

Cooper was well covered by Dedrick Dodge until Dodge fell as he bumped into Cooper just before the catch. Some thought Dodge might have been pushed.

Just before the quarter ended, Florida State moved from its 41 following a punt exchange.

Third down, less than a yard, and Dexter Carter took a Ferguson pass to the Clemson 35, the last 5 coming on a face-mask penalty, as the quarter ended.

Three plays later, Carter got behind a defender and pulled in a Ferguson pass for a touchdown on a 40-yard play, and it was tied 7-7.

FSU, from midfield following a punt, threatened again.

On a bootleg, Ferguson slipped wide to the 40. Then Johnson grabbed a pass at the 34. But the movement bogged, and Corlew punted - a beaut, downed at the 1 by Mr. Butler.

Two runs were stopped cold. Whereupon, Williams passed low and perfectly to Johnson at the 15. Another third-down pitchout led to the 27. It was the start of a drive that came close to breaking FSU backs.

Cooper got behind a defender, and only an overthrow by Williams prevented a touchdown. Moving now to the other side, Cooper caught Williams' throw and spun downfield to the FSU 35, where Deion Sanders was flagged for grabbing his face mask on the tackle, giving Clemson the ball at the 30.

It came to fourth-and-inches at the 8 following a short pass to Ricardo Hooper. Johnson popped outside, to the 7. Quarterback Williams kept, and scored easily on a wide ramble. With 2:45 left in the half, Clemson led 14-7.

At intermission FSU trailed in yardage 232 to 71, in first downs 10 to five.

"That was a gutsy drive," said Bowden of Clemson's 99-yard march to a touchdown. "When we had 'em at their 1, we should have won the game right there."

Bowden challenged his players in the dressing room. They responded.

"They showed me something," he said. "They told me they would fight in a crisis, and keep on fighting."

But, surely, it was Sanders who showed the most when FSU most needed it.

They swapped punts, starting the last half.

And with just 4 ½ minutes gone, Sanders snared that long boot to FSU's 36, found good blocking and was off to the races for the touchdown that tied it 14-14.

"It was a big hole, and I figured, you know, I could hit the seam," said Sanders, and did he ever!

"It was getting late," said Sanders.

But it was not so much later that FSU got 34 yards in a hurry, on a Ferguson pass to Floyd, who caught four for the afternoon, as did Carter.

Terry Anthony grabbed a toss over the middle for 10 - fumbling but recovering. Apparently, Anthony wrestled the ball away from Clemson's Raymond Chavous. Big play.

Following a holding call, Ferguson went over the middle with a pass to a leaping Bruce LaSane, 36 yards to the 1. On the play, the 6-foot-4 LaSane out-did Clemson's vaunted cornerback Donnell Woolford.

Williams that scored to make it 21-14.

Again FSU drove, on Ferguson passes, to a first down at the Clemson 14. But the action played out at the 8.

Whereupon, James Lott deflected Richie Andrews' field-goal attempt.

On the opening play of the last quarter, Florida State got its initial first down rushing, Floyd skipping 8 to the FSU 41. LaSane snared a 23-yarder at the Clemson 35. But, ah, it was flag time again. Holding, plus an offensive-interference call on LaSane, slapped the Seminoles back to their 40, where Corlew soon punted.

And on FSU's next possession, still another holding call.

As Corlew punted to the Clemson 34, the clock showed 7:28 to go.

A run got 11, and a pass 19. But for the day, Williams was only 7-for-24 passing, for 96 yards. By an inch, on a fourth-and-one run, Clemson got the first down at the 31.

Tracy Sanders extracted a fumble from Henderson on a tackle, but the ball rolled forward and Jennings claimed the ball for Clemson for a first down at the 17.

A couple of plays later, 230-pound fullback Tracy Johnson burst off tackle, cut wide and raced 19 yards to a touchdown. A kick tied it 21-21 with 2:32 left and Florida State owning no timeouts.

Clipping on the kickoff return put FSU on its 15. Carter got 6, but LaSane dropped a pass. Quickly, it came down to fourth-and-four.

Whereupon, Bowden, Butler & Co. uncorked the unbelievable play that few in the stadium - and almost no one in the pressbox - really saw.

And it all left Florida State 2-1 following a struggling start, with another key game coming up in Campbell Stadium on Saturday against Michigan State.

But Bowden was taking a little time to relish this one.

"I don't know if we ever won a game against most difficult odds."

He recalled a theme he repeatedly cited to his players.

"I preached to 'em one of the things Bob Harbison used to say," said Bowden, referring to FSU's long-tim former assistant coach. "He would say, 'great players make great plays.'"

Perhaps, also, great coaches call great plays.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
14
3
24
CLEMSON
7
7
0
7
21

1st   0- 7  Opp, 61, pass (kick), 5:10 
2nd   7- 7  Dexter Carter, 40, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 13:46
      7-14  Opp, 7, run (kick), 2:45 
3rd  14-14  Deion Sanders, 76, punt return/blocked punt (Richie Andrews, kick), 11:30
     21-14  Dayne Williams, 1, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 8:27 
     21-14  Richie Andrews, 24, field goal blocked, 1:52 
4th  21-21  Opp, 19, run (kick), 2:32 
     24-21  Richie Andrews, 19, field goal, 0:32 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 15 17 Rushes-yards 29-127 54-207 Passing 241 157 Att-Comp-Int 28-18-0 25-8-0 Total Yards 57-368 79-364 Punt Returns 3-95 3-14 Kickoff Returns 4-85 5-77 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 7-35.4 8-39.6 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 2-11 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 4-0 Penalties-Yds 9-86 7-70 3rd Down Conversions 5-13 10-22 Time of Posession 26:22 33:38 Attendance 82,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing LeRoy Butler 1- 78 Sammie Smith 10- 28 Victor Floyd 5- 12 Dexter Carter 5- 11 Dayne Williams 4- 9 Chip Ferguson 3- -4 Ronald Lewis 1- -7 Receiving Bruce LaSane 3- 65 Dexter Carter 4- 60 Victor Floyd 4- 47 Reggie Johnson 3- 29 Tom O'Malley 2- 15 Ronald Lewis 1- 15 Terry Anthony 1- 10 Passing Chip Ferguson 28-18-0-241 Punt Return Deion Sanders 3- 95 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 4- 85 Punting Tim Corlew 7- 248 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Felton Hayes 11 4 15 . . . . . . . . . LeRoy Butler 9 5 14 . . . 2 . . . . . Tracy Sanders 8 4 12 . . . 2 . . . . . Keith Carter 4 4 8 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Eric Hayes 4 3 7 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . John Hadley 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Odell Haggins 4 1 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Steve Gabbard 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Kelvin Smith 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Stan Shiver 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Alphonso Williams 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Dedrick Dodge 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Phil Carollo 2 1 3 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Shelton Thompson 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Brian Davis 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Bill Ragans 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Magdi El Shahawy 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kirk Carruthers . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Moss 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Keith Ross 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Chip Ferguson
FL    7  Ronald Lewis
SE    8  Terry Anthony
TB   13  Dexter Carter
FB   49  Dayne Williams
SG   60  Mike Morris
C    62  Jason Kuipers
TG   65  Hayward Haynes
ST   69  Joey Ionata
TT   72  Pat Tomberlin
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LCB   2  Deion Sanders
FS    6  LeRoy Butler
RCB  16  Tracy Sanders
OLB  21  John Hadley
SS   37  Stan Shiver
WLB  46  Felton Hayes
SLB  59  Keith Carter
NG   64  Magdi El Shahawy
RT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
LT   78  Eric Hayes
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
14  Brad Johnson
15  Bill Ragans
17  Tim Corlew
20  Keith Ross
22  Edgar Bennett
26  Alphonso Williams
27  Victor Floyd
28  Dedrick Dodge
29  Lawrence Dawsey
31  Marion Butts
32  Paul Moore
33  Sammie Smith
36  Kelvin Smith
39  Brian Davis
40  David Bassett
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  John Merna
43  Bill Mason
45  Kirk Carruthers
51  David Whittington
53  Odell Haggins
57  Corey Senior
58  Nick Ekonomou
70  Tony Yeomans
76  Steve Gabbard
79  Gene Houpe
81  Phil Carollo
83  Dave Roberts
88  Bruce LaSane
89  Howard Dinkins
92  Tom O'Malley
93  Shelton Thompson

FLORIDA STATE 30, MICHIGAN STATE 7

09/24/1988, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 25, 1988, page 39, by Bill McGrotha.

Spartans hit the wall.
Seminoles put them away 30-7.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifty seconds.

In the first minute of the last quarter, 50 seconds is precisely what it required on the playing clock to send Florida State's hard-pressed football team home free.

A precarious 13-7 lead abruptly became 23-7, and the Seminoles cruised on to a 30-7 victory over tough Michigan State late Saturday afternoon.

On the first play of that final period, Richie Andrews kicked a 39-yard field goal. The clock read 14:56. And at 14:06, LeRoy Butler administrated the coup de grace, somewhat as he had at Clemson the week prior on that 78-yard run to the 1 off a fake punt. This time the junior cornerback steamed into the end zone for a touchdown following a 26-yard runback of an interception.

"Boy, we're glad to get out of that one!" said Coach Bobby Bowden.

And so were sweat-soaked fans packed into muggy Campbell Stadium, where it was 96 degrees at the start. The third-largest football crowd in Tallahassee history - 61,757 - witnessed the first-ever appearance of a Big Ten team here.

Michigan State, now 0-3, was glad to get out of it, too.

"That's an awfully good football team," said George Perles, the losing coach. "I don't think you'll see us hanging our heads."

No reason for that. The nation's toughest team against the run last year, Michigan State seemed little different as it repeatedly repulsed Florida State thrusts, choking off runs virtually throughout.

With his ninth-ranked team now 3-1, Bowden was in a gracious mood.

"We had every advantage," he said.

Well, not quite. Florida State did not have such a defense against the run.

"Man, we just got through celebrating," said Bowden. "We got 125 yards (running) on them! Last year the averaged giving up only 61.5.

"That's the toughest combination to block in the world, and anybody that's played against them will tell you that. It is the best I've gone against. Ever."

Throughout, Chip Ferguson passed superbly to a superb corps of receivers - 18 of 31 for 215 yards and a touchdown. And that, along with tenacious Florida State defense, was the difference.

Deion Sanders was again Deion Sanders - which is to say like no other! The senior cornerback made a dazzling touchdown-averting pass interception at the Florida State 1 at the close of the first half. Had he not, the outcome could have been a whole lot stickier than and Seminole cares to think upon. He wheeled 75 yards with three punt returns.

In the late going, Sanders hurt a knee, and joined a roster of several banged-up teammates that included Pat Tomberlin (first-quarter shoulder injury). None of the injuries appear terribly binding, however.

"We could have used a finesse game," said Bowden. "What we got was a very physical one."

Early on, the Seminoles were pretty physical themselves. On the game's first play, David Bassett claimed a kickoff-return fumble for FSU at the Michigan State 23.

A Ferguson pass to Dexter Carter and a penalty helped FSU to a first down at the 3. But, after other passes missed, Andrews was wide on a 19-yard try for a field goal.

Michigan State's often spectacular defense was a primary reason for the lack of success - holding, then forcing the field-goal attempts that went awry.

Offensively, the Spartans' primary weapon was tailback Blake Ezor, who ran on the visitors' first 6 plays from scrimmage - then 13 more times for a 90-yard total. But on his seven last-half carries, Ezor managed just 15.

Florida State cranked up on its second possession, driving 68 yards in 11 plays, Ferguson running once for 11, then going four for four on passes. A 20-yard Ronnie Lewis reverse gained the 7, then a penalty reached the 2. From the 1, Ferguson whipped a pass to Lawrence Dawsey for a 7-0 lead.

The score got to 10-0 an FSU's next try. Sanders raced 40 yards with a punt, to the Spartan 43. Victor Floyd ran for 17 with a pass. More passes, to Tom O'Malley and Bruce LaSane (interference ruling for 8 yards), led to that first down at the 2. Finding itself back at the 5 after three running plays, FSU called on Mason for a 21-yard field goal.

From its 32, shortly before halftime, FSU marched to a 13-0 lead, getting to the Spartan 25 on a 17-yard pass to LaSane. Andrews, who had missed the earlier 19-yarder, put through a 48-yard field goal like it was nothing.

In the fading moments, quarterback Bobby McAllister lofted a bomb to hot wide receiver Andre Rison - and Sanders picked it off at the goal line.

A swift senior from Pompano Beach, McAllister was a running threat - 44 yards gross - but not much of a passer on this day.

Out of seven attempts, he completed just one shot - a 25-yarder to Rison for Michigan State's lone touchdown.

That one came on the Spartans' first movement of the last half, a 69-yard production assisted by a pass-interference call. From the 25, McAllister went over the middle to Rison - a fellow who needs just five more catches to check in as the Spartans's all-time top receiver - and he slipped wide for the touchdown.

Penalties hobbled Florida State on its first two series of the final half - holding, an intentional-grounding call. Then Mason missed the field goal.

But on the next opportunity, FSU successfully moved from its 30, the biggie a 24-yard Ferguson pass to O'Malley, and on that opening play of the fourth quarter Andrews made it 16-7 with his 39-yard field goal.

As McAllister got heavily pressured by Felton Hayes, McAllister threw - into the arms of Butler, who skipped into the end zone with the interception.

With 4:30 left, Dedrick Dodge blocked a punt that presented Florida State with the ball at the Spartan 20.

Sammie Smith - 48 yards on 11 runs - got his longest gain of the day, an 11-yarder. After Keith Ross spun to the 5, freshman Paul Moore scored from there, making it 30-7 with 3:38 left.

Florida State finished with 345 yards of offense - 215 passing - to the 226 for Michigan State, with 201 of that running.

Florida State controlled the ball, 71 plays to 53. The Seminoles had just one turnover (an interception), while Michigan State yielded three, two of them interceptions.

For the happy Bowden, it was victory No. 5 in six starts against Big ten opposition - breaking down to 2-0 vs. Michigan State, 2-0 vs. Ohio State, 1-0 vs. Indiana, and 0-1 against Michigan.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MICHIGAN STATE
0
0
7
0
7
FLORIDA STATE
7
6
0
17
30

1st   0- 0  Richie Andrews, 21, field goal failed, 12:36
      7- 0  Lawrence Dawsey, 1, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 2:43 
2nd  10- 0  Bill Mason, 21, field goal, 11:05
     13- 0  Richie Andrews, 48, field goal, 0:40 
3rd  13- 7  Opp, 25, pass (kick), 9:18 
     13- 7  Bill Mason, 31, field goal failed, 6:22 
4th  16- 7  Richie Andrews, 39, field goal, 14:56
     23- 7  LeRoy Butler, 26, interception return (Richie Andrews, kick), 14:06
     30- 7  Paul Moore, 5, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 3:38 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 13 Rushes-yards 40-130 44-201 Passing 215 25 Att-Comp-Int 31-18-1 9-1-2 Total Yards 71-345 53-226 Punt Returns 5-99 2-13 Kickoff Returns 1-28 7-143 Interception Ret. 2-26 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 2-36.5 8-32.1 Sacks By-Yds 2-19 3-12 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 5-51 8-54 3rd Down Conversions 7-14 4-12 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 30:14 29:46 Attendance 61,757 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sammie Smith 11- 48 Dexter Carter 10- 41 Paul Moore 3- 15 Ronald Lewis 2- 11 Keith Ross 3- 11 Victor Floyd 2- 4 Marion Butts 1- 4 Chip Ferguson 5- -1 Dayne Williams 3- -3 Receiving Terry Anthony 4- 63 Bruce LaSane 3- 50 Tom O'Malley 3- 35 Dexter Carter 4- 34 Ronald Lewis 1- 16 Victor Floyd 1- 14 Dayne Williams 1- 2 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 1 Passing Chip Ferguson 31-18-1-215 Punt Return Deion Sanders 3- 75 LeRoy Butler 1- 18 Dedrick Dodge 1- 6 Kickoff Return Dexter Carter 1- 28 Punting Tim Corlew 2- 73 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kirk Carruthers 4 4 8 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Moss 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Tracy Sanders 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 4 2 6 . . . 1 . . . . . LeRoy Butler 2 3 5 . . 1- 26 . . . . . . Kelvin Smith 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Shelton Thompson 3 2 5 2.0- . . . . . . . . Felton Hayes 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 3 1 4 2.0- 19.0 2.0- 19.0 . . . . . . . Phil Carollo 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Odell Haggins 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gabbard 2 1 3 2.0- . . . . . . . . David Bassett 1 1 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Dedrick Dodge 2 . 2 . . . . . . . 1 . Alphonso Williams 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 1 . 1 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Stan Shiver 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Bill Ragans . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Marion Butts 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Frank Romeo 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Chip Ferguson
FL    7  Ronald Lewis
SE    8  Terry Anthony
TB   13  Dexter Carter
FB   49  Dayne Williams
SG   60  Mike Morris
C    62  Jason Kuipers
TG   65  Hayward Haynes
ST   69  Joey Ionata
TT   72  Pat Tomberlin
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LC    2  Deion Sanders
FS    6  LeRoy Butler
RC   16  Tracy Sanders
OLB  21  John Hadley
SS   37  Stan Shiver
WILL 46  Felton Hayes
NG   53  Odell Haggins
SAM  59  Keith Carter
RT   76  Steve Gabbard
LT   78  Eric Hayes
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
14  Brad Johnson
15  Bill Ragans
17  Tim Corlew
20  Keith Ross
26  Alphonso Williams
27  Victor Floyd
28  Dedrick Dodge
29  Lawrence Dawsey
30  Tommy Henry
31  Marion Butts
32  Paul Moore
33  Sammie Smith
36  Kelvin Smith
40  David Bassett
43  Bill Mason
##  NAME
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45  Kirk Carruthers
48  Frank Romeo
57  Corey Senior
58  Nick Ekonomou
64  Magdi El Shahawy
66  Scott Schilbrack
67  Kevin Mancini
68  Michael Tanks
70  Tony Yeomans
71  David Whittington
74  Henry Ostaszewski
81  Phil Carollo
88  Bruce LaSane
89  Howard Dinkins
92  Tom O'Malley
93  Shelton Thompson

FLORIDA STATE 48, TULANE 28

10/01/1988, NEW ORLEANS, LA

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 2, 1988, page 39, by Bill McGrotha.

Sammie does the Wave.
Smith breaks loose for 212 in Seminoles' 48-28 victory.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Nothing wrong with Florida State's running game - nothing wrong with Sammie Smith - that playing Tulane won't cure.

But, oh, the cure was a gut-wrenching one a team could do without.

And only in the final minutes were the Seminoles home free with a 48-28 victory over battling Tulane here Saturday night.

A Superdome crowd of 34,364 saw a pulsating production. As late as 10:48 on the clock, Tulane was striking for an upset, the score 34-28.

"We had to fight 60 minutes again tonight," said FSU head coach Bobby Bowden. "We were just trying to wrap it up and play a lot of kids, but Tulane fought us the whole way."

Going in, the Seminoles were hurting - badly. Cornerback Deion Sanders saw no action, and neither did offensive tackle Pat Tomberlin. "We're missing three-fourths of our defense," lamented one FSU assistant late Friday, "and three-fourths of our offense." An exaggeration, surely, but seldom has FSU gone into any game with so many key people hurt of half-hurt.

"We are a very beat-up football club," said Bowden afterward.

Tulane was fired by Terrence Jones, one of this nation's more dangerous quarterbacks, and a squad that included 19 Floridians - among them Niceville's Jerome McIntosh, who caught nine passes for 155 yards; Jones completed 17 of 30 for 214 and three touchdowns.

But what a horse tailback Smith was on 24 romps, so many in clutch circumstances, as he knocked off 212 and twice scored.

Bowden had predicted Smith - hobbled earlier by injury and a troubled offensive line - would bust loose here, and he did.

As the Seminoles outgained Tulane, 575 yards to 411, running produced 434 of the FSU sum. Still Chip Ferguson whipped home key passes, completing nine of 14 for 141 yards and two touchdowns. No interceptions. No sacks.

Say quickly, however, that defense was much the story of FSU's success. Heaven knows what this score might have been had Jones not been sacked six times and four times intercepted. Stan Shiver and Howard Dinkins each had two sacks, and Dedrick Dodge two interceptions.

But in the end, after playing three of its first five games on the road, Florida State was 4-1 and looking at home contests in five of the final six.

"It looks like a circus down there at times," Bowden said. "I'm just glad to get home to play three big games at Campbell Stadium."

Out front 10-0 after a quarter on Tracy Sanders' 34-yard scoring runback of an interception and Richie Andrews' 34-yard field goal, Florida State found itself confronted with a foe that wouldn't quit. But then, neither did Bowden's boys.

Tulane narrowed it to 10-7, and FSU promptly made it 17-7 on a 6-yard Smith run, then 24-7 on an 8-yard Smith touchdown. But the Green Wave sliced it to 24-14. FSU retaliated with a Terry Anthony touchdown on a 26-yard Ferguson pass for 31-14 at halftime.

"At the half, I thought we could put them away," said Bowden. "Then I was afraid we would find a way to lose it."

It was Ferguson to Anthony again on a 17-yard play with 6:28 left that really iced it after Tulane had come within six points. On the play, Anthony broke two tackles and twice stumbled before falling into the end zone.

At the start, Tulane seemed momentarily shaky. On the first play from scrimmage, quarterback Jones was sacked for a loss of 5 by Phil Carollo at the Tulane 19.

On a third-down keeper, Jones whipped to the 35. Fullback Melvin Adams led on to the 50. But again Jones was sacked, by Carollo and Stan Shiver for minus-6.

With Sanders out, LeRoy Butler fielded a punt - and fumbled. Teammate Anthony Moss covered it at the FSU 14.

Immediately, Dexter Carter hit off tackle, and broke for 40 yards to the Tulane 45. A Ferguson keeper soon followed by a Carter run for 9 gained a first down at the 27. Tulane stiffened, and Richie Andrews' 42-yard field-goal attempt was wide.

But quickly FSU was in front 7-0 as Tracy Sanders intercepted a wide Jones throw and sped 34 yards to a touchdown.

Tulane soon threatened as McIntosh slipped behind Corian Freeman to grab a 49-yard pass from Jones at the FSU 29.

But fullback Rodney Hunter promptly fumbled, and Alphonso Williams got it for FSU at the 33.

Marion Butts whammed for 12. Then, on successive runs, Smith got 14 and 25 to the 17. But at the 10, Smith was tossed for a 6-yard loss. On fourth down, Andrews made a 33-yard field goal for 10-0.

With the help of a McIntosh catch for 15, Tulane was at its 43 as the quarter ended.

Back to punt, Tulane faked it, with the snap going to upback Danny Michael, who slipped wide to his left for 29 yards to FSU's 29.

A late-hit penalty assisted Tulane to the 12. The running of Butts and Smith spurred FSU from its 34 to Tulane's 37. Bruce LaSane grabbed a Ferguson pass at the 20, fumbled as he fell, but FSU retained possession on a ruling the ball came loose after he hit the turf.

On the next play Ronald Lewis caught one at the 7. Two plays later, Smith scored from the 6, making it 17-7.

Keith Carter's sack of Jones at the 16 brought a punt and a new FSU beginning at its 42.

On a fake reverse, Smith slipped to his right and sped 48 yards to the 8. Faking out a tackler who seemed to have him hemmed up, Smith scored easily on the next play.

From its 30, Tulane punted - the ball bounced off the helmet of FSU's Dedrick Dodge, and Tulane recovered at FSU's 42.

Jones got 7. Then Hunter bounced up the middle, cut wide and scored easily on a 35-yard run, and Tulane narrowed it to 24-14.

In a hole at the 16 following a penalty on the kickoff return, FSU got to the 33 on a key 15-yard Smith scamper on third down. A play later, FSU slipped back in the hole on a personal-foul assessment.

Third-and-24 at the 29, and Smith struck up the middle for 16 to the 45.

LaSane's 14-yard catch lifted FSU to the Tulane 41. Pass interference soon got FSU to the 26.

Anthony moved free and snared Ferguson's pass at the goal line for the touchdown on a 26-yard play, and it was 31-14 with 28 seconds left in the half.

Tulane moved quickly to the 50. Time for one hail-mary pass, with Dodge falling into the end zone with an interception as the half ended.

Halfway through, FSU led in yardage, 328 to 209, with Smith accounting for 156 in just 14 runs. Ferguson had thrown just nine times, completing five for 76 yards.

FSU's first punt came in the early moments of the fourth quarter after Tulane defenders stopped cold two runs up the middle.

From the Tulane 40, Jones connected with Maurice Nelson on a 35-yard pass to FSU's 25. On third down at the 23, Butler intercepted a Jones shot and raced 90 yards for an apparent touchdown - but a flag had fallen, and interference was ruled on an FSU defender, giving Tulane a first down at the 9.

Immediately, Jones went to McIntyre in the end zone for a TD that cut it to 31-21.

From the 15, Smith skipped for 26, then 18. Lawrence Dawsey caught a 15-yard Ferguson throw. Clipping stymied the movement. Tim Corlew punted nicely, to the 6.

Tulane struggled to the 17 before Kelvin Smith's interception provided FSU with opportunity at the Green Wave 28.

Keith Ross and Dayne Williams led to the 9. Three more runs brought a first down at the 2.

A procedure penalty knocked FSU back to the 7. Smith, on a brilliant move, slipped away from tacklers to the 2. But Williams fumbled when he hit the line, Tulane's Michael Price recovering at the 2.

Third down at the 3, and Dodge intercepted a Jones throw and ran it down to the Tulane 7.

Smith slammed to the 2, and then picked up his 200th yard on 21 carries - down to within a foot of the goal. But, on the last play of the quarter, a fumble resulted in a loss back to the 2.

Fourth down, and Andrews kicked a 19-yard field goal for 34-21.

From the 15, Jones passed for 13, ran for 17, keyed a first down at FSU's 44 with another run, then passed to McIntire at the FSU 28.

Adams popped up the middle for 12. Two plays later, Jones threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to McIntosh, and with 10:48 to play the score was a sticky 34-28.

It was Jones' 40th touchdown pass in his Tulane time.

From the 33, Tom O'Malley got to the 47 on a pass. Then Terry Anthony caught a 19-yarder at the Tulane 34. On three tough carries, Smith reached the 22. Butts pounded to the 17.

Then Terry Anthony took a Ferguson pass at about the 10, broke two tackles, twice stumbled and scored on a brilliant 17-yard scoring effort. With 6:28 left, it was 41-28. On runs of 43 and 35 yards by Ross, FSU drove to the 4, and Ross scored from there to make it 48-28.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
10
21
0
17
48
TULANE
0
14
7
7
28

1st   0- 0  Richie Andrews, 43, field goal failed, 6:50 
      7- 0  Tracy Sanders, 34, interception return (Richie Andrews, kick), 6:40 
     10- 0  Richie Andrews, 33, field goal, 1:09 
2nd  10- 7  Opp, 13, pass (kick), 13:27
     17- 7  Sammie Smith, 6, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 9:13 
     24- 7  Sammie Smith, 8, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 6:39 
     24-14  Opp, 35, run (kick), 3:37 
     31-14  Terry Anthony, 26, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 0:28 
3rd  31-21  Opp, 9, pass (kick), 10:53
4th  34-21  Richie Andrews, 19, field goal, 14:58
     34-28  Opp, 15, pass (kick), 10:48
     41-28  Terry Anthony, 17, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 6:28 
     48-28  Lawrence Dawsey, 4, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 1:34 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 26 21 Rushes-yards 58-434 37-170 Passing 141 241 Att-Comp-Int 14-9-0 30-17-4 Total Yards 72-575 67-411 Punt Returns 2-8 1-2 Kickoff Returns 5-91 8-179 Interception Ret. 4-58 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 2-38.0 4-42.0 Sacks By-Yds 6-34 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 2-1 Penalties-Yds 10-95 4-35 3rd Down Conversions 5-12 8-14 4th Down Conversions 2-2 1-1 Time of Posession 35:17 24:43 Attendance 34,364 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sammie Smith 24- 212 Keith Ross 4- 86 Dexter Carter 6- 58 Marion Butts 13- 41 Dayne Williams 8- 25 Chip Ferguson 1- 7 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 4 Ronald Lewis 1- 1 Receiving Terry Anthony 3- 62 Bruce LaSane 2- 31 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 15 Tom O'Malley 1- 14 Ronald Lewis 1- 13 Dexter Carter 1- 6 Passing Chip Ferguson 14- 9-0-141 Punt Return Dedrick Dodge 1- 6 LeRoy Butler 1- 2 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 4- 88 Chris Parker 1- 3 Punting Tim Corlew 2- 76 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LeRoy Butler 6 . 6 . . . . . . . . . Kelvin Smith 5 . 5 1.0- 1.0 . 1- 3 1 . . . . . Stan Shiver 5 . 5 3.0- 12.0 2.0- 10.0 . 1 . . . . . Tracy Sanders 4 . 4 . . 1- 34 1 . . . . . Alphonso Williams 3 1 4 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Keith Carter 4 . 4 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Phil Carollo 3 . 3 2.0- 8.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Odell Haggins 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Felton Hayes 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . James Chaney 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gabbard 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Johnson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 2 . 2 2.0- 12.0 2.0- 12.0 . . . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Moss 1 . 1 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Corian Freeman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Hayes 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Brian Davis . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Bill Ragans 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Senior . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Keith Ross 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . David Whittington 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kirk Carruthers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . John Hadley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dedrick Dodge . . . . . 2- 21 3 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB    5  Chip Ferguson
FL    7  Ronald Lewis
SE    8  Terry Anthony
TB   13  Dexter Carter
FB   49  Dayne Williams
LG   60  Mike Morris
C    62  Jason Kuipers
RG   65  Hayward Haynes
RT   66  Scott Schilbrack
LT   69  Joey Ionata
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    6  LeRoy Butler
LCB  10  Corian Freeman
RCB  16  Tracy Sanders
ILB  36  Kelvin Smith
SS   37  Stan Shiver
ILB  46  Felton Hayes
NG   53  Odell Haggins
RT   76  Steve Gabbard
LT   78  Eric Hayes
OLB  81  Phil Carollo
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Leon Fowler
 4  Peter Tom Willis
 9  Richie Andrews
14  Brad Johnson
15  Bill Ragans
17  Tim Corlew
20  Keith Ross
21  John Hadley
26  Alphonso Williams
28  Dedrick Dodge
29  Lawrence Dawsey
31  Marion Butts
33  Sammie Smith
35  Chris Parker
39  Brian Davis
40  David Bassett
##  NAME
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43  Bill Mason
45  Kirk Carruthers
57  Corey Senior
58  Nick Ekonomou
59  Keith Carter
64  Magdi El Shahawy
67  Kevin Mancini
68  Michael Tanks
70  Tony Yeomans
71  David Whittington
74  Henry Ostaszewski
88  Bruce LaSane
89  Howard Dinkins
92  Tom O'Malley
93  Shelton Thompson
96  James Chaney

FLORIDA STATE 28, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 10

10/08/1988, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 9, 1988, page 37, by Bill McGrotha.

Erksome 'til the end.
FSU shakes off the Eagles 28-10.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - As he scored a Florida State touchdown on that 9-yard pass late in the first quarter, Lawrence Dawsey immediately went to his knees with a prayer of thanks.

It was a Saturday afternoon when prayers and thanks seemed somewhat in order for Seminole faithful as their team escaped Georgia Southern's surprising grasp 28-10.

With seconds gone in the final quarter Florida State trailed 10-7.

The biggest Homecoming crowd in Campbell Stadium history - 59,109 - sat there in broad daylight, shocked silent.

But if all's well that ends well, then everything's OK in Seminole-land - until next Saturday, at least. It had ended very well for Florida State, with a 21-point explosion on three successive last-quarter possessions.

But how hard it had been. Only there in those fading minutes, the way things were going, had big-underdog Southern seemed at all vulnerable.

"All the credit goes to them," said a joyful Bobby Bowden minutes after it was over. "They played a great game.

"We got whipped on the line of scrimmage. Again."

Florida State also took a beating from its own untimely errors - penalties (9 for 65 yards), turnovers (2 interceptions). An unfortunate pattern seemed set when the Seminoles roughed the punter on Southern's first series, then saw their own first series blunted by freshman cornerback Rodney Oglesby's interception - the first of his two, each deflected by a would-be receiver.

Still, Florida State receivers made a telling difference.

Ronald Lewis pulled in seven passes for 140 yards, and most in binding circumstances.

Chip Ferguson completed 16 of his 24 tosses - eight receivers caught them - for 247 yards and two touchdowns. It was his ninth TD strike of the season, this 27th of his FSU time.

And now only four FSU quarterbacks of history have thrown more touchdown passes than Ferguson. (Gary Huff has 52 in his time, Bill Cappleman and Jimmy Jordan 39 each, Steve Tensi 28.)

"Our receivers looked good again, and so did Chip," said Bowden.

It was expedient for Florida State to make good use of the opportunities it got, for Georgia Southern did not permit that many. The Eagles, now 3-2 for the season, controlled the ball, 34:06 to 25:54 in playing time and 72 to 57 in total plays. FSU came out of the first half with a 7-0 lead, but Southern at that point had run 15 more plays (39 to 24).

Southern's option running game, so well manipulated by quarterback Raymond Gross, was an enormous factor. The Eagles piled up 207 of their final 271 yards on the ground.

Before the game, Southern coach Erskine Russell had told well-wishers to "pray a little."

Whatever else, Southern clearly had planned a lot. And well.

"We felt like, you know, we could move the ball (running) against them - felt like we'd do better offensively than defensively," said Russell. "But their defense is so quick, recovers so well, and we were never able to get the big play that we might have."

A considerable reason why Southern did not was the play of Kelvin Smith. A pressbox accounting gave the sophomore linebacker 16 tackles, including 11 outright, and two for losses.

Florida State's own big-play inclinations were choked off by Southern's ball control and no-mistakes philosophy. Though the Georgians fumbles six times, they lost none, and their lone turnover of record was a late interception by Stan Shiver.

Surely, Florida State's endeavor was hindered, too, by a multitude of key injuries that have precipitated out-of-synch play on both offense and defense. In this sixth game of the season, the 5-1 Seminoles had their sixth different offensive-line alignment. All-American cornerback Deion Sanders remained sidelined on defense. "The challenge for us against Georgia Southern is surviving," Bowden had said during the week, speaking perhaps more truth than he himself had visualized.

"We're still looking for the right combination," Bowden said of the offensive line. "I don't think we're close to finding it."

Finding anything goo took some doing Saturday.

Things had started well, Southern stopped at its 22 on a game-opening series before punter Terry Harvin got roughed by the hard-charging Smith, providing new life.

The Seminoles soon had good position, however, at their 42, but at the Southern 32 a pass bounced off Terry Anthony into Oglesby's eager hands.

Southern's second punt, a 51-yarder, backed FSU to its 5. Whereupon, Ferguson called on Sammie Smith for a couple of out-of-the-hole runs, found Lewis with passes of 19 and 38 yards, and on the eighth play of the 95-yard movement found Dawsey for the touchdown.

More penalties helped Southern control the ball, but mostly it was that option running.

FSU gained Southern's 16 on a 30-yard pass to Lewis. But tailback Keith Ross was twice tossed for losses, and Richie Andrews missed a 31-yard field goal.

Running came tough for the Seminoles all afternoon. They netted just 115 rushing yards, led by fullback Dayne Williams; 47 in five carries. Smith, who hurt a shoulder early, ran just eight times for 30 yards, Ross nine for 28.

The last half began much as the first - Oglesby stopping FSU's first thrust with an interception of a deflected pass, this time at the FSU 30. That brought a 28-yard Mike Dowis field goal, narrowing things to 7-3.

Unable to move out of the hole at its 6, FSU punted, and Southern got position at its 43 late in the third quarter. A 22-yard pass over the middle to Frank Johnson keyed a quick push to FSU's 22.

And on the first play of the closing quarter, fullback Garry Miller popped up the middle on a determined effort, broke two or three tackles, and slammed into the end zone for a 10-7 Southern lead.

On a stirring 13-play drive that covered 90 yards, following a penalty back to their 10, the Seminoles got back on top.

Anthony caught two passes, including a 22-yarder, and Lewis two, this first for 18. On third-and-eight at the Southern 25, Lewis took a pass for 10 and the first down. But soon it was penalty time again, FSU looking at second-and-11 from its 16.

Ferguson whipped a pass to Lewis in the end zone for the touchdown that made it 14-10.

Along about that time, defensive tackle Eric Hayes showed how to handle the option - scooping up quarterback Gross and a back he might have optioned to in one big hug, a 5-yard loss. It was as though Hayes suddenly got riled, and he was a force in following plays.

LeRoy Butler's 20-yard punt return placed FSU at Southern's 48. Four plays later, from 23 yards out, Williams hit the middle, spun wide and scored easily.

At 21-10, that provided breathing room. Chris Parker's plunge from the one, capping a 37-yard push, iced it with a bit over a minute left.

So it was that FSU moved its record for 41 Homecoming games to 32-8-1. That includes a bright 13-0 in the time of Bowden. In an even 70 Campbell Stadium games, Bowden is now 56-13-1.

This one, however, was one of the more stressful, something few had reckoned on. At halftime, Bowden had spoken to his players of "physical superiority" indicated by Southern in a game where his Seminoles were expected to display that quality.

"I thought we might get beat," said Bowden. "I was pretty darned worried."

Someone mentioned to Bowden that it became pretty quiet on FSU's sideline when Southern took that 10-7 lead.

"Really?" retorted Bowden in mock surprise. And, suddenly, he was able to laugh again.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
0
0
3
7
10
FLORIDA STATE
7
0
0
21
28

1st   7- 0  Lawrence Dawsey, 9, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 3:42 
2nd   7- 0  Opp, 55, field goal failed, 5:16 
      7- 0  Richie Andrews, 31, field goal failed, 2:16 
3rd   7- 3  Opp, 28, field goal, 10:09
4th   7-10  Opp, 22, run (kick), 14:52
     14-10  Ronald Lewis, 16, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 8:28 
     21-10  Dayne Williams, 23, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 5:51 
     28-10  Chris Parker, 1, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 1:13 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 17 Rushes-yards 33-115 57-171 Passing 247 100 Att-Comp-Int 24-16-2 15-8-1 Total Yards 57-362 72-271 Punt Returns 2-32 2--3 Kickoff Returns 2-49 3-37 Interception Ret. 1-5 2-23 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 4-37.5 7-35.1 Sacks By-Yds 1-4 1-2 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 6-0 Penalties-Yds 9-65 6-55 3rd Down Conversions 5-11 8-19 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 25:54 34:06 Attendance 59,109 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dayne Williams 5- 47 Terry Anthony 3- 34 Sammie Smith 8- 30 Chris Parker 6- 22 Keith Ross 9- 21 Paul Moore 2- 9 Chip Ferguson 2- -5 Lawrence Dawsey 1- -9 Receiving Ronald Lewis 7- 140 Keith Ross 1- 17 Reggie Johnson 1- 16 Dayne Williams 1- 16 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 9 Sammie Smith 1- 8 Tom O'Malley 1- 7 Passing Chip Ferguson 24-16-2-247 Punt Return LeRoy Butler 2- 32 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 2- 49 Punting Tim Corlew 4- 150 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kelvin Smith 11 5 16 2.0- . . . . . . . . LeRoy Butler 5 4 9 . . . . . . . . . Shelton Thompson 5 1 6 1.0- . . . . . . . . Eric Hayes 3 3 6 1.0- . . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . John Hadley 3 2 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Felton Hayes 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Kirk Carruthers 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Stan Shiver 2 1 3 . . 1- 5 1 . . . . . Phil Carollo 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Tracy Sanders 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Marion Butts 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Joe Ostaszewski 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Gene Houpe 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Alphonso Williams . 1 1 1.0- 4.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . Dedrick Dodge 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Chip Ferguson
FL    7  Ronald Lewis
SE    8  Terry Anthony
TB   33  Sammie Smith
FB   49  Dayne Williams
C    61  Jim Bekas
TG   65  Hayward Haynes
ST   69  Joey Ionata
SG   70  Tony Yeomans
TT   72  Pat Tomberlin
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    6  LeRoy Butler
RC   16  Tracy Sanders
OLB  21  John Hadley
LC   30  Tommy Henry
SS   37  Stan Shiver
WLB  46  Felton Hayes
NG   53  Odell Haggins
SLB  59  Keith Carter
RT   76  Steve Gabbard
LT   78  Eric Hayes
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
14  Brad Johnson
17  Tim Corlew
20  Keith Ross
26  Alphonso Williams
27  Victor Floyd
28  Dedrick Dodge
29  Lawrence Dawsey
31  Marion Butts
32  Paul Moore
35  Chris Parker
36  Kelvin Smith
43  Bill Mason
45  Kirk Carruthers
##  NAME
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57  Corey Senior
58  Nick Ekonomou
64  Magdi El Shahawy
66  Scott Schilbrack
67  Kevin Mancini
71  David Whittington
74  Henry Ostaszewski
75  Joe Ostaszewski
79  Gene Houpe
81  Phil Carollo
88  Bruce LaSane
89  Howard Dinkins
92  Tom O'Malley
93  Shelton Thompson

FLORIDA STATE 45, EAST CAROLINA 21

10/15/1988, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 16, 1988, page 37, by Bill McGrotha.

Sub script.
Parker sparkles in FSU’s 45-21 victory over East Carolina.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – In charge early, late – and really whenever it had to be – Florida State’s football team skipped past East Carolina 45-21 here Saturday.

If it was not as easy as the score suggests, it was maybe about what it figured to be under player-ailing circumstances.

There was a time, you remember, when the Seminoles’ cup runneth over with quality tailbacks. But by halftime Saturday, they were pretty well down to one.

One was aplenty. The Seminoles turned loose redshirt freshman Chris Parker, who said how-do-you-do to a Campbell Stadium crowd of 56,391 by romping for 158 yards on 25 runs.

“He’s a player – we never doubted his athletic ability,” said Coach Bobby Bowden of the new kid on the block. “Today we were depending on him.

“Missing class, missing breakfast – oh yeah, that’s held him down some.”

What Parker did not miss on this sunny afternoon was many holes.

Among the tailbacks, neither Sammie Smith (shoulder) nor Keith Ross (knee) dressed for the game. Victor Floyd (ankle) and Dexter Carter (ankle) did dress, but the former still seemed slowed and Carter, after a fine showing, limped to the bench before the half and could not return.

Bowden was happy with everything, except an assortment of mistakes and, of course, the injuries.

“I think probably we played our best game in a while,” said the coach.

“The offensive line played real well – except for some mistakes. Our offensive-line blocking was the best we’ve had. If it jells – that’s what I’m hoping, buddy! Our running games was so good today, it was pretty high-percentage when we started to pass.”

Similarly, the defense, with cornerback Deion Sanders playing again, performed well, though it, too, had its share of mistakes induced by East Carolina’s dangerous option game. Linebacker Kelvin Smith was in on 14 tackles, free safety LeRoy Butler in on a dozen. On third down plays, East Carolina was just 5-for-15.

Again, Chip Ferguson operated well at quarterback, completing 11 of 22 passes for 150 yards, two for touchdowns. “He had some very timely completions,” said Bowden.

He referred, mainly, to the two touchdown strikes Ferguson threw in the second quarter – a 17-yarder to Ronnie Lewis, a 23-yarder to Terry Anthony – that came on successive movements after the visiting Pirates had tied it 14-14.

On those vital third-down plays, FSU made good on an impressive nine of 12 with Ferguson in there.

East Carolina was little inclined to give Florida State a whole lot – one interception just before half-time, one late fumble (only its fourth lost fumble in seven games). Meanwhile, a hustling defense grabbed five FSU turnovers – three interceptions, two fumbles.

FSU was running from the start, getting good first position on Carter’s 38-yard runback of the opening kickoff to midfield. In eight plays – it was Parker handling the ball on all save one – the Seminoles jumped in front 7-0, the tailback scoring from the 7.

“They broke a lot of tackles,” said Art Baker, the East Carolina coach, of FSU’s Parker-led running, “and we missed some.”

Deion’s 20-yard return of Carolina’s first punt soon had FSU at midfield again. When Richie Andrews lined up for a 49-yard try for a field goal, it turned into a first down on an unusual penalty – an East Carolina defender was slapping at the ball before it was snapped. From the 27, Parker got to the 2 in four carries, and Marion Butts slammed it over from there.

The Pirates drove to a touchdown in the opening moments of the second quarter, with a 40-yard pass, quarterback Travis Hunter to Dennell Harper, gaining the FSU 14. Tim James, big and impressive fullback, scored from the 1.

One of 15 Floridians on the Carolina roster, Hunter kept FSU defenders loose most of the way with his scrambling keepers and pitchouts, but he was only 3 for 11 on passes, and the 40-yarder accounted for nearly half of a total 88. Often unstoppable up the middle, James ripped away for 97 yards on his 21 runs.

“I thought we gave a good account of ourselves,” said Baker. “Florida State has a good football team.”

A first interception off Ferguson, by Bryan Haywood at midfield, helped produce Carolina’s touchdown that tied it 14-14. A pitchout to Willie Lewis – a Valdosta, Ga., product – got 18 before James took over. From the 23, James whammed right, found nothing but running room and scored easily.

Promptly, FSU went back up by 14.

Carter raced 43 yards with the kickoff, to FSU’s 46. A Parker run, coupled with a penalty, gained the 32. A Butts run, plus another penalty, reached the 12. On third down from the 17, Ferguson hit Lewis in a corner of the end zone for a TD that made it 21-14.

Good kickoff coverage had the visitors in a hole, and good defense kept them there. A punt from the 13 was returned 15 by Deion to the Carolina 35. On a third-down play from the 23, Ferguson passed to Anthony for all of it, and it became 28-14.

It might have been somewhat bigger at halftime. Defense again checked Carolina deep, and a poor punt provided opportunity from the foe 33 – but Lawrence Dawsey lost the ball after grabbing a pass for 23 yards, and Carolina recovered at its 10.

Deion’s interception provided a last-minute chance at the FSU 43. On a “Butts-rooskie,” strong-armed fullback Butts moved wide and threw far downfield toward Lewis, but Carolina’s Junior Robinson – who shortly before had claimed the fumble – intercepted at the 4.

East Carolina drove from the third-quarter kickoff to FSU’s 22. On fourth down at the 17, a field-goal endeavor went awry with a fumbled snap.

Then FSU pretty well put it away, moving quickly inside the foe 10, settling for Bill Mason’s 20-yard field goal that boosted the score to 31-14.

Good thing – it was the only time FSU had the ball in the whole of that third quarter!

Defense brought FSU a scoring opportunity when Phil Carollo partially blocked a fourth-quarter punt, at the Carolina 44 – but Ferguson’s overthrown pass was intercepted by Donald Porch.

Never mind. The defense got the ball right back. A poor pitchout brought a fumble that freshman noseguard James Chaney covered at the Pirate 18. From the 10, Parker whipped wide for his second touchdown.

In the late going, FSU stopped Carolina on four downs – five counting a penalty – inside the Seminole 10. But the visitors regained the ball on a first-down fumble by Paul Moore at the 8. After five plays – counting another penalty – the Pirates managed a touchdown on Hunter’s keeper.

FSU recovered an onside kick at the foe 35. Two runs by Parker led to the 5. And with three seconds left, Peter Tom Willis passed to Dave Roberts for the touchdown that wrought a final 45-21.

“When I was down that close, I was going to try to score,” said Bowden of the late pass for the touchdown. “And I expect the other team to do the same.

“If it’s my sister, I’m going to try to score.”

And now, after seven games, the Seminoles have scored enough to stand 6-1, with a national No. 5 rank, and Louisiana Tech, South Carolina and Virginia Tech remaining before the finale with Florida on Nov. 26.

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

1st   7- 0  Chris Parker, 7, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 10:53
     14- 0  Marion Butts, 2, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 1:01 
2nd  14- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 12:50
     14-14  Opp, 23, run (kick), 8:42 
     21-14  Ronald Lewis, 17, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 6:38 
     28-14  Terry Anthony, 23, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 3:06 
3rd  31-14  Bill Mason, 20, field goal, 2:37 
4th  38-14  Chris Parker, 10, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 10:18
     38-21  Opp, 2, run (kick), 2:07 
     45-21  Dave Roberts, 6, pass from Peter Tom Willis (Richie Andrews, kick), 0:03 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 19 Rushes-yards 42-218 58-219 Passing 156 88 Att-Comp-Int 24-12-3 14-3-1 Total Yards 66-374 72-307 Punt Returns 3-41 1-8 Kickoff Returns 2-81 7-112 Interception Ret. 1-8 3-4 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 1-39.0 5-31.2 Sacks By-Yds 2-20 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 4-1 Penalties-Yds 7-61 9-72 3rd Down Conversions 9-12 5-15 4th Down Conversions 0-0 2-2 Time of Posession 27:44 32:16 Attendance 56,391 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Chris Parker 25- 158 Dayne Williams 8- 36 Marion Butts 4- 19 Victor Floyd 3- 3 Dexter Carter 1- 3 Paul Moore 1- -1 Receiving Terry Anthony 3- 63 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 23 Ronald Lewis 1- 17 Tom O'Malley 1- 16 Chris Parker 2- 15 Reggie Johnson 1- 9 Bruce LaSane 1- 7 Dave Roberts 1- 6 Dexter Carter 1- 0 Passing Chip Ferguson 22-11-2-150 Peter Tom Willis 1- 1-0- 6 Marion Butts 1- 0-1- 0 Punt Return Deion Sanders 3- 41 Kickoff Return Dexter Carter 2- 81 Punting Tim Corlew 1- 39 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kelvin Smith 8 5 13 2.0- 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . LeRoy Butler 8 4 12 . . . . . . . . . Odell Haggins 3 3 6 1.0- . . . . . . . . Shelton Thompson 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Stan Shiver 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Felton Hayes 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . James Chaney 2 . 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Reggie Johnson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Moss 1 1 2 1.0- . . . . . . . . Alphonso Williams 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Steve Gabbard . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 1 . 1 . . 1- 8 . . . . . . Phil Carollo 1 . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . John Hadley 1 . 1 1.0- 10.0 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . Dedrick Dodge 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Chip Ferguson
FL    7  Ronald Lewis
SE    8  Terry Anthony
TB   35  Chris Parker
FB   49  Dayne Williams
SG   60  Mike Morris
C    61  Jim Bekas
TG   62  Jason Kuipers
ST   69  Joey Ionata
TT   72  Pat Tomberlin
TE   92  Tom O'Malley
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LC    2  Deion Sanders
FS    6  LeRoy Butler
RC   16  Tracy Sanders
SLB  36  Kelvin Smith
SS   37  Stan Shiver
WLB  46  Felton Hayes
NG   53  Odell Haggins
LT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
RT   76  Steve Gabbard
OLB  89  Howard Dinkins
OLB  93  Shelton Thompson
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Peter Tom Willis
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
13  Dexter Carter
14  Brad Johnson
17  Tim Corlew
20  Keith Ross
21  John Hadley
26  Alphonso Williams
27  Victor Floyd
28  Dedrick Dodge
29  Lawrence Dawsey
30  Tommy Henry
31  Marion Butts
32  Paul Moore
33  Sammie Smith
43  Bill Mason
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Kirk Carruthers
58  Nick Ekonomou
59  Keith Carter
64  Magdi El Shahawy
65  Hayward Haynes
66  Scott Schilbrack
67  Kevin Mancini
70  Tony Yeomans
71  David Whittington
75  Joe Ostaszewski
78  Eric Hayes
80  Reggie Johnson
81  Phil Carollo
83  Dave Roberts
88  Bruce LaSane
96  James Chaney
99  Anthony Moss

FLORIDA STATE 66, LOUISIANA TECH 3

10/22/1988, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 23, 1988, page 37, by Bill McGrotha.

FSU gets its kicks.
Out of the blocks, it's a 66-3 rout.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After 14 Florida State plays from scrimmage, the score was 28-0.

But one's own plays from scrimmage do not reflect defense, and for Florida State's football team, that was the bigger part of the story as it slammed Louisiana Tech 66-3 here Saturday afternoon.

Defense was also the bigger part of Louisiana Tech's story. Heaven knows what this score might have been save for the heroics of Glen Sanders, a bigtime linebacker in on 20 tackles.

Whatever bark the Bulldogs had offensively was very firmly throttled. They managed just 137 yards. Not allowed to run (3 net yards), neither could they throw much. Out of 37 passes, they completed a dozen. More than one-third of all yardage came on a single play, a 50-yard pass.

"A great football team, and they proved it again," said Tech coach Joe Peace of the Seminoles. "You try to keep from giving up the big plays. But we weren't able to - just like some others haven't been able to do."

Whatever else, the Seminoles remained an injury-troubled football team. But they are now 7-1 and looking at an open date before playing at South Carolina.

Quarterback Chip Ferguson, who became FSU's fourth-ranked passer of all time after completing 6 of 10 for 73 yards, hurt a shoulder and did not play after the first moments of that second quarter. Though Coach Bobby Bowden and Ferguson are optimistic, his status for South Carolina is questionable.

Ferguson now has passed for 3,359 career yards, and only Gary Huff, Bill Cappleman and Jimmy Jordan threw for more in their FSU time.

But perhaps never have four FSU quarterbacks passed for touchdowns in a single game. Following Ferguson, Peter Tom Willis (13 for 25, 151 yards) tossed for two, Brad Johnson (6 for 10, 58 yards) and Casey Weldon (2 for 5, 64 yards), one each.

From the four's 50 passes there came 346 yards for five touchdowns, with nary an interception. Matter of fact, Florida State had no turnovers. (Tech had three, including two interceptions run back for touchdowns.)

En route to eight touchdowns among the 66 points, the Seminoles stacked 531 yards as freshman tailback Chris Parker ran for more than 100 yards in his second straight start, his 127 in 25 carries accounting for the bulk of FSU's 185 rushing net.

FSU's kicking game had some notable highlights. Among other things, Richie Andrews made his 37th extra point in as many attempts this season while continuing to kick off superbly. Bill Mason had a pair of field goals. Howard Dinkins and Stan Shiver blocked opposition punts - and Shiver had a second blocked punt rubbed out by penalty.

Penalties rubbed often - eight for 80 yards against Florida State, seven for 67 against Tech - and it would have been more, but FSU benevolently declined a clipping penalty after the score got to 28-0.

In the second quarter, fighting broke out, culminating in offsetting penalties against each team, but only FSU linebacker Felton Hayes getting thumbed out the game by officials.

"They were a scrappy team, and our kids didn't like getting pushed around." Said Bowden. "The first half was very rough, and that disappointed me. They have a fine university, and we do, too - and that shouldn't happen."

Peace suggested his players thought FSU had physically intimidated some teams in the past, and that was part of the problem. "We got whipped, but we didn't get intimidated," he said.

If the visitors, 3-3 coming in after three straight victories, were not intimidated by FSU's defensive work in an opening series, it surely merits applause.

On the first play, Deion Sanders missed an interception that he might have run back for a touchdown when a teammate went for the ball in front of him, perhaps blunting his vision or concentration. Two futile plays later, the ball at the Tech 19, Dinkins blocked a punt - blocked it right through the goalposts and into the end-zone stands.

On the following free kick, FSU got position at the Tech 41. Seven plays later, Mason kicked a 34-yard field goal.

Three more Tech plays precipitated another punt - this one blocked by Shiver, it rolled out of the end zone as John Hadley hit it among scrambling Seminoles trying to cover it for a touchdown.

It was 7-0 on a rare combination of two safeties, one field goal.

Another free kick, and FSU had the ball at its 39. Capping a 5-play movement, Terry Anthony caught successive Ferguson passes for 21 and 26 yards, the latter for a TD that made it 14-0.

Three more Tech plays, then Dodge runs 33 yards with an interception to make it 21-0. Whereupon, Tech got backed inside its 15 by FSU pressure, and the punter kicked the ball straight up, losing a yard in the process, presenting FSU the ball at the 11.

Two plays saw Parker score on a 5-yard run, and it was 28-0 with nearly four minutes left in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, FSU drove to a first down at the Tech 4, mainly on Parker runs, but a personal-foul assessment cost the Seminoles 15. Ferguson was injured as he tried to get yardage back with passes. On fourth down at the 9, Mason's field goal try was blocked by cornerback Warren Seay, and Tech got the rolling ball at its 43.

A holding call helped gain FSU's 36, and from there Matt Stover booted a 52-yard field goal for Tech's only points.

In came Willis. On his second series, he took the Seminoles 72 yards on 8 plays - and in good 1:09 time - for a touchdown that made it 35-3 with 22 seconds left in the half. A 21-yard pass to Anthony and a 21-yarder to Lawrence Dawsey were keys. Anthony got the touchdown on a 13-yarder.

From the third-quarter kickoff, FSU drove 69 yards to 42-2, Anthony's 26-yard catch most instrumental. Dawsey hauled in a 5-yard toss for the touchdown.

Soon, Deion Sanders raced 30 yards with an interception, highlighting a fine day for the All-America cornerback. On five punt returns, Sanders collected 72 yards.

Out two games with a knee injury, Sanders reckons he's about 90 percent recovered.

"But 90 percent of me is better than 115 percent of anybody else," he said lightly after the game.

There are some, including pro scouts, who would perhaps think the gifted cornerback about 90 percent correct on that statement. At least.

Mason's 35-yard field goal made it 52-3 late in the quarter.

Then Willis retired, and Johnson moved in brightly. He had fine position at Tech's 32 after Anthony Moss forced a fumble that Eric Hayes recovered for FSU.

On four of five plays, Johnson threw to tall Bruce LaSane, completing the last three - the closing one for a 15-yard touchdown.

A bit later, Johnson quarterbacked a drive that expired inside the Tech 2 when a fourth-down pass was well-defended.

Weldon came on for FSU's last two series.

On a play completed with 44 seconds left, Weldon scrambled under heavy pressure, then threw far downfield to LaSane for the final touchdown on a 52-yard play.

"It was supposed to have been a square-in pass for about 15 yards," said Bowden. "He got trapped and saw the flanker (LaSane) down there - a good play by the quarterback."

Johnson had gone in before Weldon, the coach explained, because Johnson had not previously seen game time at quarterback. He had been restricted to holding for points placements.

"I was glad all of 'em were able to get some work," said Bowden of the supporting quarterbacks.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
LOUISIANA TECH
0
3
0
0
3
FLORIDA STATE
28
7
17
14
66

1st   2- 0  Howard Dinkins, safety, 14:09
            Note: Dinkins blocked the punt out of the end zone.         
      5- 0  Bill Mason, 34, field goal, 11:25
      7- 0  Stan Shiver, safety, 9:33 
            Note: Shiver blocked the punt out of the end zone.          
     14- 0  Terry Anthony, 26, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 7:04 
     21- 0  Dedrick Dodge, 33, interception return (Richie Andrews, kick), 5:31 
     28- 0  Chris Parker, 5, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 3:47 
2nd  28- 0  Bill Mason, 26, field goal blocked, 10:08
     28- 3  Opp, 52, field goal, 7:49 
     35- 3  Terry Anthony, 13, pass from Peter Tom Willis (Richie Andrews, kick), 0:22 
3rd  42- 3  Lawrence Dawsey, 5, pass from Peter Tom Willis (Richie Andrews, kick), 8:55 
     49- 3  Deion Sanders, 30, interception return (Richie Andrews, kick), 8:39 
     52- 3  Bill Mason, 35, field goal, 0:55 
4th  59- 3  Bruce LaSane, 15, pass from Brad Johnson (Richie Andrews, kick), 13:53
     66- 3  Bruce LaSane, 52, pass from Casey Weldon (Richie Andrews, kick), 0:44 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 9 Rushes-yards 41-185 27- 52 Passing 346 133 Att-Comp-Int 50-27-0 37-12-2 Total Yards 91-531 64-185 Punt Returns 7-108 0-0 Kickoff Returns 4-60 5-89 Interception Ret. 2-63 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 3-27.0 10-24.0 Sacks By-Yds 3-25 1-4 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 8-80 7-67 3rd Down Conversions 10-20 4-18 4th Down Conversions 2-3 0-0 Time of Posession 33:59 26:01 Attendance 51,703 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Chris Parker 25- 127 Dayne Williams 5- 19 Paul Moore 4- 18 Stan Shiver 1- 17 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 14 Marion Butts 2- 9 Brad Johnson 1- 7 Peter Tom Willis 2- -3 Scott DiMare 1- -6 Receiving Terry Anthony 6- 106 Bruce LaSane 4- 81 Ronald Lewis 3- 44 Reggie Johnson 4- 34 Lawrence Dawsey 3- 28 Chris Parker 4- 25 Dave Roberts 2- 19 Paul Moore 1- 9 Passing Peter Tom Willis 25-13-0-151 Chip Ferguson 10- 6-0- 73 Casey Weldon 5- 2-0- 64 Brad Johnson 10- 6-0- 58 Punt Return Deion Sanders 5- 72 Howard Dinkins 1- 19 Kickoff Return Victor Floyd 1- 28 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 19 Bruce LaSane 1- 12 Paul Moore 1- 1 Punting Tim Corlew 3- 81 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stan Shiver 4 3 7 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . 1 1 Odell Haggins 3 4 7 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 4 2 6 . . 1- 30 . . . . . . Brian Davis 2 3 5 1.0- . . . . . . . . Felton Hayes 2 2 4 1.0- 10.0 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . Eric Hayes 1 2 3 . . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . John Hadley 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 1 1 2 . . . . . . . 1 1 Shelton Thompson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kirk Carruthers 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Alan Stewart 2 . 2 1.0- . . . . . . . . Alphonso Williams 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Dedrick Dodge . 1 1 . . 1- 33 . . . . . . John Merna 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tracy Sanders 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Bill Ragans . . . . . . 2 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Chip Ferguson
FL    7  Ronald Lewis
SE    8  Terry Anthony
TB   35  Chris Parker
FB   49  Dayne Williams
C    58  Nick Ekonomou
SG   60  Mike Morris
TG   62  Jason Kuipers
ST   69  Joey Ionata
TT   72  Pat Tomberlin
TE   92  Tom O'Malley
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LC    2  Deion Sanders
RC   16  Tracy Sanders
FS   28  Dedrick Dodge
SAM  36  Kelvin Smith
SS   37  Stan Shiver
WLB  46  Felton Hayes
NG   53  Odell Haggins
LT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
RT   76  Steve Gabbard
OLB  89  Howard Dinkins
OLB  93  Shelton Thompson
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Scott DiMare
 4  Peter Tom Willis
 6  LeRoy Butler
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
11  Casey Weldon
12  Alan Stewart
13  Dexter Carter
14  Brad Johnson
15  Bill Ragans
17  Tim Corlew
20  Keith Ross
21  John Hadley
26  Alphonso Williams
27  Victor Floyd
29  Lawrence Dawsey
30  Tommy Henry
31  Marion Butts
32  Paul Moore
##  NAME
-----------------------------
39  Brian Davis
42  John Merna
43  Bill Mason
45  Kirk Carruthers
59  Keith Carter
61  Jim Bekas
64  Magdi El Shahawy
65  Hayward Haynes
66  Scott Schilbrack
67  Kevin Mancini
70  Tony Yeomans
71  David Whittington
75  Joe Ostaszewski
78  Eric Hayes
80  Reggie Johnson
83  Dave Roberts
88  Bruce LaSane
99  Anthony Moss

FLORIDA STATE 59, SOUTH CAROLINA 0

11/05/1988, COLUMBIA, SC

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 6, 1988, page 39, by Bill McGrotha.

P.T. Pops Carolina.
Seminoles rout Gamecocks 59-0.

COLUMBIA, SC – Probably the Cotton Bowl, maybe the Sugar Bowl.

That was the quick projection for Florida State’s 8-1 Seminoles after they romped by South Carolina 59-0 before 75,000 here Saturday night.

Peter Tom Willis, stepping in at quarterback for the injured Chip Ferguson, completed every pass he threw for the first 20 minutes.

By Halftime, the score was 31-0 with aggressive FSU defenders zeroing-in all the way on an attack led by the vaunted passer Todd Ellis.

Pressured hard, Ellis & Co. misfired on their first four possessions. First a fumble. Then an interception, a blocked punt, and another interception. And before halftime, still another interception.

With scouts from 10 bowls watching, Florida State had the sort of game fervently hoped for by Coach Bobby Bowden and followers – if not necessarily by ESPN, which televised the action nationally, and the sounds of sets being clicked off could be heard all over the land.

At the start, after FSU won the coin toss and deferred its option until the last half, South Carolina came out throwing after returning the kickoff to its 31.

Soon, however, Ellis turned to the running of Harold Green, who led to the 50 on two dashes.

But, on his third carry, Green fumbled, and Kelvin Smith claimed it for FSU at the 50 as the noise died a bit in partisan grandstands on this fair but chilly evening.

Two plays later, with Florida State picking up a blitz quite well, Willis threw to a streaking Terry Anthony just short of the goal for a touchdown on a 44-yard play. It became 7-0 with barely 2 ½ minutes gone.

Green was checked a yard short of a first down after three runs, but an FSU offside on the following punt brought a first down at the Carolina 38.

A pass got 13, and another FSU offside 5 more, to the Seminole 43.

But soon Stan Shiver intercepted an Ellis shot and ran it up 13 yards to the 30.

Ronnie Lewis pulled in Willis throws of 17 and 11 yards to stake FSU to the Carolina 42. Anthony caught one for 15, but holding soon cost FSU 10.

David Taylor slipped through to sack Willis, forcing a fumble that the home team claimed at the 40.

Two runs sandwiched around a busted play got just 7. When Rodney Price tried to punt, Phil Carollo bounded through to block it. Anthony Moss picked up the rolling ball at about the 5, and carefully stepped into the end zone for a touchdown that made it 14-0.

Not long after, free safety LeRoy Butler – playing with a broken hand – made a leaping interception of a deep Ellis pass, and wheeled 47 yards to the Carolina 21 just before the quarter ended.

After Sammie Smith ran wide for 7, Willis threw wide to Dayne Williams for 11 to the 3.

At the 2, Willis pivoted and whirled for a sudden end-zone pass to tight end Dave Roberts, and it became 21-0.

After two interceptions, a fumble and a blocked punt on its first four possessions, the Gamecocks finally gave FSU a turn in normal fashion – a punt to the Seminoles’ 35.

A trick play – fake reverse, with Lewis planning to throw deep to quarterback Willis – went awry, gained nothing.

Promptly, the Seminoles replied with another – a real reverse, Lawrence Dawsey taking the handoff from Smith and skipping 40 yards to the Carolina 25.

Whereupon, the Seminoles went to their well of surprises a couple of times too often. On second-and-one at the 16, a pass failed. Then, on a pitchout, Smith found no place to run and lost 4. And then Richie Andrews missed a 37-yard field goal attempt.

A third-down toss, 21 yards to Green, got Carolina to its 46. Pass interference on Tracy Sanders gained FSU’s 43.

A surprise pass from fullback Mike Dingle brought pressure and an interception by Dedrick Dodge, who returned it 17 to his 25.

An 18-yard pass to Anthony keyed an advance.

On the draw, Marion Butts raced 44 yards to the 1. Butts scored on the next play, and it became 28-0 with 4:23 left in the half.

Runs led the Gamecocks to their 45, but when Ellis tried to throw, he got sacked by Keith Carter at the 38, soon forcing a punt.

From its 21 with less than a minute showing on the clock, FSU got 16 on a pass to Bruce LaSane and 10 on a Dexter Carter run. With 8 seconds left, Carter scampered to the Carolina 39 on a sprint draw. Then LaSane was fouled as he caught a pass and went out of bounds, and the penalty helped FSU to the 15 with 3 seconds showing.

Bill Mason’s 31-yard field goal made it 31-0.

At the half, FSU led in yardage, 273-133, and Willis had completed 9 of 12 passes for 146 and two touchdowns. From the second-half kickoff, the Seminoles chipped away, with two passes to Dawsey setting the pace. A personal foul assisted FSU to the foe 15. Two plays later, Willis tossed a look-n pass to Dawsey for 13 yards and a touchdown that jumped it to 38-0.

Everything was going right for the Seminoles. A bit later Willis, under heavy pressure, threw an ill-advised pass. Never mind. LaSane caught it for 11 yards.

On that series, the Seminoles overcame two clipping penalties in a drive capped by a dazzling 37-yard Dawsey catch for a touchdown.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
14
17
14
14
59
SOUTH CAROLINA
0
0
0
0
0

1st   7- 0  Terry Anthony, 44, pass from Peter Tom Willis (Richie Andrews, kick), 12:26
     14- 0  Anthony Moss, 8, punt return/blocked punt (Richie Andrews, kick), 3:18 
            Note: Punt blocked by Phil Carollo, picked up by Moss at the
                  eight and scored.                                     
2nd  21- 0  Dave Roberts, 2, pass from Peter Tom Willis (Richie Andrews, kick), 14:06
     21- 0  Richie Andrews, 37, field goal failed, 9:19 
     28- 0  Marion Butts, 1, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 4:23 
     31- 0  Bill Mason, 31, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  38- 0  Lawrence Dawsey, 12, pass from Peter Tom Willis (Richie Andrews, kick), 12:23
     45- 0  Lawrence Dawsey, 37, pass from Peter Tom Willis (Richie Andrews, kick), 8:18 
4th  52- 0  Casey Weldon, 2, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 11:46
     59- 0  Paul Moore, 4, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 4:07 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 30 13 Rushes-yards 41-257 42-126 Passing 381 79 Att-Comp-Int 28-22-1 23-9-3 Total Yards 69-638 65-205 Punt Returns 5-50 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-14 8-143 Interception Ret. 3-67 1-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 0- 0.0 8-34.3 Sacks By-Yds 2-17 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-2 Penalties-Yds 10-102 8-74 3rd Down Conversions 4-7 5-14 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-0 Time of Posession 29:31 30:29 Attendance 75,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lawrence Dawsey 2- 65 Marion Butts 3- 50 Dexter Carter 4- 38 Keith Ross 7- 31 Chris Parker 4- 20 Paul Moore 4- 18 Casey Weldon 2- 15 Sammie Smith 6- 15 Dayne Williams 4- 11 John Merna 1- 4 Victor Floyd 1- 1 Ronald Lewis 1- 0 Peter Tom Willis 2- -11 Receiving Bruce LaSane 6- 114 Lawrence Dawsey 5- 99 Terry Anthony 3- 76 Scott DiMare 2- 33 Ronald Lewis 2- 28 Dayne Williams 1- 11 Tom O'Malley 1- 9 Reggie Johnson 1- 9 Dave Roberts 1- 2 Passing Peter Tom Willis 20-17-0-271 Casey Weldon 5- 3-0- 87 Brad Johnson 3- 2-1- 23 Punt Return Phil Carollo 1- 38 Deion Sanders 4- 12 Anthony Moss 0- 8 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 1- 14 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Odell Haggins 9 2 11 0.5- 9.0 0.5- 9.0 . . . . . . . Kelvin Smith 4 . 4 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . LeRoy Butler 4 . 4 . . 1- 37 . . . . . . Tracy Sanders 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Eric Hayes . 3 3 0.5- 9.0 0.5- 9.0 . . . . . . . Felton Hayes 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Moss 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . John Hadley 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kirk Carruthers 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Keith Carter 2 . 2 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Phil Carollo 2 . 2 . . . . . . . 1 . Dedrick Dodge 2 . 2 . . 1- 17 . . . . . . Marion Butts 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Bill Ragans 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Alan Stewart 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Brian Davis 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . David Whittington 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gabbard 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Alphonso Williams . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Stan Shiver 1 . 1 . . 1- 13 . . . . . . Dave Roberts 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Joe Ostaszewski . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Joey Ionata . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    4  Peter Tom Willis
FL    7  Ronald Lewis
SE    8  Terry Anthony
TB   33  Sammie Smith
FB   49  Dayne Williams
C    58  Nick Ekonomou
SG   60  Mike Morris
TG   62  Jason Kuipers
ST   69  Joey Ionata
TT   72  Pat Tomberlin
TE   92  Tom O'Malley
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LCB   2  Deion Sanders
RCB  16  Tracy Sanders
OLB  21  John Hadley
FS   28  Dedrick Dodge
SLB  36  Kelvin Smith
SS   37  Stan Shiver
WLB  46  Felton Hayes
NG   53  Odell Haggins
RT   76  Steve Gabbard
LT   78  Eric Hayes
OLB  93  Shelton Thompson
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Scott DiMare
 6  LeRoy Butler
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
11  Casey Weldon
12  Alan Stewart
13  Dexter Carter
14  Brad Johnson
15  Bill Ragans
17  Tim Corlew
20  Keith Ross
26  Alphonso Williams
27  Victor Floyd
29  Lawrence Dawsey
30  Tommy Henry
31  Marion Butts
32  Paul Moore
35  Chris Parker
39  Brian Davis
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  John Merna
43  Bill Mason
45  Kirk Carruthers
59  Keith Carter
61  Jim Bekas
64  Magdi El Shahawy
65  Hayward Haynes
66  Scott Schilbrack
67  Kevin Mancini
70  Tony Yeomans
71  David Whittington
74  Henry Ostaszewski
75  Joe Ostaszewski
80  Reggie Johnson
81  Phil Carollo
83  Dave Roberts
88  Bruce LaSane
89  Howard Dinkins
99  Anthony Moss

FLORIDA STATE 41, VIRGINIA TECH 14

11/12/1988, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 13, 1988, page 41, by Bill McGrotha.

Seminoles KO Hokies.
Bowl-bound FSU lays back, then rolls.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – For quite a while there, Virginia Tech was the pesky Virginia Tech so well remembered by Florida State in a tight 25-game series.

FSU led by an uncomfortable 14-7 going into the last half.

Whereupon, the Seminoles scored touchdowns on their next three possessions and rambled on – roughly at times – to a 41-14 victory here Saturday night.

Penalties, and assorted little errors, plagued Bobby Bowden’s bowl-bound team throughout. In the last quarter, more than 60 penalty yards in one series gifted Tech a second touchdown.

But, then, strange things are a dominant pattern of meetings between these two, and the renewal of a series following a seven-year lapse brought an immediate reminder.

One Tech player, cornerback Roger Brown, blocked two FSU field-goal attempts, and the Seminoles’ Richie Andrews missed his first extra point in 50 tries – a fair sampling, along with penalties, of the unusual.

A Campbell Stadium crowd of 50,910 saw a Florida State performance light years away from the dramatic, almost flawless work in a 59-0 romp past South Carolina a week prior.

But nothing that happened Saturday appeared to alter Florida State’s big-bowl projection.

It is still the Cotton, the Sugar or just maybe the Fiesta come Jan. 2.

Bowden was pleased with the look of Chip Ferguson, who in his return to quarterbacking action following injury completed 12 of 16 passes for 156 yards before turning things over to Peter Tom Willis in the closing quarter.

Troubled offensively going in, Virginia Tech seemed in the beginning to have found some solutions.

Big tailback Ralph Brown, on two runs, took the Gobblers 20 yards to their 45. Fifteen more, to the FSU 40, came on a 10-yard scamper by Jeff Roberts and a face-mask penalty. With Roberts losing 6 on a second-down maneuver, FSU forced a punt.

From the 20, the Seminoles moved gingerly, to the 36 on a short pass and three Dexter Carter runs before putting Tech back on its 10 with a Tim Corlew punt.

Freshman quarterback Will Furrer, a lefthander, got Tech out of the hole with a pair of short passes.

Fourth down at the 40, and Tech faked a punt, with Chris Baucia, the kicker, passing – but to no avail.

On a pitchout, Carter sailed wide for 25. But two more runs got just four before Scott Hill sacked Chip Ferguson at the 16.

When Bill Mason tried a field goal, cornerback Roger Brown blocked it.

Myron Richardson pulled in two Furrer passes, the last a 12-yarder, to spur a push to FSU’s 41. Once again, FSU defenders rather abruptly stiffened, and a second Tech punt trickled into the end zone.

Lawrence Dawsey got 23 yards out of a Ferguson pass, and Reggie Johnson followed with a 17-yard reception to the Tech 40. Soon Terry Anthony caught a 12-yarder at the 23.

On the last play of the quarter, following a procedure penalty, FSU gained the 11 on a 12-yard toss to Johnson.

On the second run of the night, Sammie Smith popped off the right side and scored on an 11-yard romp, breaking two tackles en route.

Addicted to little mistakes, FSU was offsides with its kickoff, and on the second effort Tech got position at its 36.

On third and 11, Tech surprised by sending Bryant on a determined run up the middle – 16 to the FSU 49. Whereupon, the Seminoles granted 5 more on an offsides.

Promptly, Furrer went deep to tailback Jon Jeffries, who beat defender John Hadley and scored on a 44-yard play that tied it 7-7.

A 10-yard pass to Tom O’Malley placed FSU at its 46 following a pair of runs for 7.

As Carter caught a pass for 9, a flag fell, signaling a personal foul that led to the Tech 26.

Smith got just 3. A pass was tipped awry, and another lost yardage, leaving FSU at the 25 on fourth down.

When Andrews tried a field goal, in came Brown to register his second blocked kick.

Two penalties left the visitors third and 18 at their 18. A draw play got 12 before a short punt staked FSU at its 45. Promptly, on a play fake, Ferguson went deep with a pass to Anthony who made an over-the-head catch at the 13, a 43-yard gain.

Smith swept to the 6. A pass got 3.

Dayne Williams whammed over from the 3, and it was 14-7 with 4:36 left in the half. Fine coverage had Tech at its 10 following the kickoff, but hard running got it to the 29 after six plays.

When punting time came, Deion Sanders wheeled a 29-yard effort back 28 to the 30.

In vain.

On first down, Dawsey apparently ran wrong on a route, resulting in an easy end-zone interception by John Granby.

Four plays later, from the 32, Furrer’s deep pass was stolen by Sanders, who raced 39 to the Tech 25 with 42 seconds in the half.

Again all in vain.

First-down holding erased a completion. Whereupon, Ferguson got 13 on a keeper, and holding against Tech reached the 12. Pass interference as Carter went for a pass had FSU at the 2 with five seconds on the clock.

FSU disdained a field-goal try as Ferguson, under heavy pressure, scrambled and threw incomplete.

At this point, Florida State had outgained Tech by a bare 20 yards, 224 to 204, despite Ferguson’s 10 completions of 14 passes for 131.

Surprisingly, Tech had controlled the ball, 40 plays to 33.

A 25-yard Keith Ross kickoff runback put FSU at its 34 at the start of the last half.

After two runs got little, Ferguson found Ronnie Lewis with an 18-yard shot at the Tech 43.

Carter spun to the 34, but it took him two more carries to get the additional yard and the first down.

On a fake reverse, Carter got 13, to the 20. His fifth straight run got 9 more.

Marion Butts whacked to a first down at the 3, scoring two plays later from the one, and it becaome 21-7.

A late-hit call soon had Tech knocking at midfield.

Then a pass bounced off the hands of Nick Cullen, with Dedrick Dodge intercepting and running the ball back 11 to FSU’s 49.

Carter whipped up the middle, 20 to the 31. Following with a draw, Carter exploited the middle for 23 more, to the 8.

Third down at the 7 saw Ferguson pass to Bruce LaSane for the touchdown and 28-7.

After three plays, Tech punted, giving FSU a new start at its 47.

In came Peter Tom Willis at quarterback, turning Smith loose on two runs for 16. Then, on his first pass, Willis went long to Dawsey in the end zone for a 36-yard touchdown play.

Andrews misfired on the extra-point attempt, his first failure after 49 straight, leaving it 34-7.

When Tech punted again after just three plays, FSU began at its 32 following a clipping call on a second straight punt return.

On the last play of the quarter, tackle Hill got his second sack of the evening, and FSU was obliged to punt from its 37.

Struggling to its 45, Tech gambled on fourth-and-one, and a run was stopped cold by Alphonso Williams and Corey Senior.

Lewis caught a 20-yard Willis pass at the 25. Tearing up the middle, suddenly spinning away from defenders, Smith scored on a quick 25-yard jaunt.

Once more Tech was restricted to just three offensive plays. Sanders danced 21 yards with a punt to the Tech 34.

Anthony caught a Willis pass at the 21, and Smith ran to the 13.

But a pass missed, and Butts got just a yard. On fourth-and-one, Butts got nothing.

A penalty assisted Tech to a first down at the 26. And another penalty got another. Whereupon, a third consecutive personal-foul penalty vaulted the Gobblers to FSU’s 39.

Unbelievably, FSU got still another 15-yarder on the heels of Roberts’ 22-yard gain on a fake reverse. That brought a first down at the 8.

Three runs got just 3 yards.

But there was one more penalty. As Cris Kinzer kicked a field goal, LeRoy Butler was judged to have run into him.

Fourth down now at the two, and Lamar Smith ran wide for the touchdown that cut it to 41-14.

FSU covered an onside kick at its 45.

A second-down penalty for offensive pass interference knocked the Seminoles back to their 40.

LaSane, however, kept it going, getting 31 to the 29 on a Willis pass.

But after two incompletions, Willis was sacked and Corlew punted to the 15.

With a new quarterback, Cam Young, Tech got nothing, and a punt left FSU at its 40 for a final drive.

A 12-yard pass to Scott Dimare coupled with a 14-yard Parker run led to the 28. But a Parker loss and a delay penalty knocked the Seminoles back, and Florida State left it at that.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA TECH
0
7
0
7
14
FLORIDA STATE
0
14
20
7
41

1st   0- 0  Bill Mason, 33, field goal blocked, 4:20 
2nd   7- 0  Sammie Smith, 11, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 14:54
      7- 7  Opp, 44, pass (kick), 12:47
      7- 7  Richie Andrews, 41, field goal blocked, 8:56 
     14- 7  Dayne Williams, 3, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 4:36 
3rd  21- 7  Marion Butts, 1, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 9:17 
     28- 7  Bruce LaSane, 7, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 5:46 
     34- 7  Lawrence Dawsey, 36, pass from Peter Tom Willis (Richie Andrews, kick failed), 3:05 
4th  41- 7  Sammie Smith, 25, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 12:28
     41-14  Opp, 2, run (kick), 5:10 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 29 15 Rushes-yards 47-245 45-177 Passing 275 99 Att-Comp-Int 30-18-1 23-8-2 Total Yards 77-520 68-276 Punt Returns 4-69 1--1 Kickoff Returns 2-53 7-88 Interception Ret. 2-50 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 3-31.7 8-33.8 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 3-24 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0 Penalties-Yds 16-152 7-56 3rd Down Conversions 10-16 2-13 4th Down Conversions 0-1 1-3 Time of Posession 30:59 29:01 Attendance 50,910 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dexter Carter 16- 119 Sammie Smith 11- 87 Chris Parker 4- 24 Dayne Williams 6- 19 Marion Butts 5- 8 Chip Ferguson 2- 8 Ronald Lewis 1- -1 Peter Tom Willis 2- -19 Receiving Terry Anthony 4- 74 Lawrence Dawsey 2- 59 Bruce LaSane 2- 38 Ronald Lewis 2- 38 Reggie Johnson 2- 28 Tom O'Malley 3- 20 Scott DiMare 1- 12 Dexter Carter 2- 6 Passing Chip Ferguson 16-12-1-156 Peter Tom Willis 14- 6-0-119 Punt Return Deion Sanders 4- 69 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 2- 53 Punting Tim Corlew 3- 95 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kelvin Smith 4 4 8 . . . . . . . . . Alphonso Williams 6 1 7 . . . . . . . . . Brian Davis 3 3 6 1.0- . . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 3 2 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Odell Haggins 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . John Hadley 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Stan Shiver 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gabbard 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Eric Hayes 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Tracy Sanders 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Corey Senior 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 2 . 2 . . 1- 39 . . . . . . Dedrick Dodge 1 1 2 . . 1- 11 . . . . . . Corian Freeman 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Kirk Carruthers 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Bill Ragans 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Chip Ferguson
FL    7  Ronald Lewis
SE    8  Terry Anthony
TB   35  Chris Parker
FB   49  Dayne Williams
SG   60  Mike Morris
TG   62  Jason Kuipers
C    68  Michael Tanks
ST   69  Joey Ionata
TT   72  Pat Tomberlin
TE   92  Tom O'Malley
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LC    2  Deion Sanders
FS    6  LeRoy Butler
RC   16  Tracy Sanders
OLB  21  John Hadley
SLB  36  Kelvin Smith
SS   37  Stan Shiver
WLB  46  Felton Hayes
NG   53  Odell Haggins
RT   76  Steve Gabbard
LT   78  Eric Hayes
OLB  93  Shelton Thompson
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Scott DiMare
 4  Peter Tom Willis
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
13  Dexter Carter
14  Brad Johnson
15  Bill Ragans
17  Tim Corlew
20  Keith Ross
26  Alphonso Williams
28  Dedrick Dodge
29  Lawrence Dawsey
30  Tommy Henry
31  Marion Butts
33  Sammie Smith
39  Brian Davis
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  Bill Mason
45  Kirk Carruthers
57  Corey Senior
58  Nick Ekonomou
59  Keith Carter
65  Hayward Haynes
66  Scott Schilbrack
67  Kevin Mancini
70  Tony Yeomans
71  David Whittington
74  Henry Ostaszewski
80  Reggie Johnson
88  Bruce LaSane
89  Howard Dinkins
96  James Chaney
99  Anthony Moss

FLORIDA STATE 52, FLORIDA 17

11/26/1988, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 27, 1988, page 27, by Bill McGrotha.

Lights Out.
FSU hits Florida a 52-17 lick.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Just call it a 10.

Maybe not a perfect 10, but for Florida State, this one will do very nicely.

As Florida State here Saturday night won its 10th straight, it also registered its second consecutive 10-victory season, and the fifth 10-victory run during the 13 years of Bobby Bowden.

And now the Seminoles are headed for their 10th bowl under Bowden – a Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl date against an Auburn team that also stands 10-1.

Before a Campbell Stadium record crowd of 62,693, rival Florida fell 52-17. And it might have been more. Easily.

Not only did FSU gain its biggest margin of victory ever over Florida, but it totaled more points on the Gators than any team since Auburn (63-14) in 1970, the first coaching year of Doug Dickey.

On this brightest of Seminole nights, Chip Ferguson ignited a quick fire.

And if he is not a 10 when one gets around to rating quarterbacks, Ferguson, too, will do very nicely indeed.

Of his first nine passes, he completed seven, three for touchdowns – and all of that with nearly three minutes to go in the first quarter.

Against the nation’s second-ranked defense, Ferguson and friends – he was one of 18 scholarship seniors playing a last home game – had a party.

With the third quarter little more than half gone, a 24-10 halftime lead became 45-10. It was over.

The Seminoles stacked up 414 yards, 250 of it running, while controlling the ball, 68 plays to 59. Retiring early to the bench, Ferguson finished 10 for 16, with 131 passing yards and the trio of early touchdowns.

Sammie Smith continued a party of the sort that few runners have ever enjoyed against Gators.

For the third straight year, he ran for more than 100 yards against the Gators – this time for 109 on 20 carries.

Opponents do not run up such scores against teams like Florida without assistance. Offensively and defensively, Florida made the shattering errors, and particularly early.

He parade of scoring started with a game-opening series that saw Florida draw 20 of its 65 penalty yards for the evening on the first two plays. Given position thereby at midfield, Ferguson struck on his first four passes, the last a dazzling 18-yard touchdown play that saw Lawrence Dawsey out-maneuvering three – maybe four defenders – as he somehow retained his balance before crossing the goal line.

Staked to midfield on a 46-yard kickoff return by Tallahasseean Tony Lomack, Florida tied it after Kyle Morris hit Mark McGriff with a first-play pass of 27 yards. It became 7-7 on Emmitt Smith’s scoring run from the 1.

It was not a good night for the sophomore star. In 15 carries, he managed 56 of Florida’s 110 rushing yards.

And that early Morris completion was just one of six Florida connected on all night, out of 20 attempts for 73 yards.

Two Florida throws were intercepted, both leading to FSU touchdowns – as did Florida’s lone lost fumble.

“We played good – better than I thought we would,” said a happy Bowden. “After an open week, you never know.

“Our kids played about as good as they can play, if you take out the mistakes.

“Chip plays so well. The defense played super.”

Among top defensive contributions was that of linebacker Kelvin Smith, credited with a dozen tackles, eight outright.

“This loss really hurts,” said another Smith – Florida’s Emmitt. “It was a very big game for us, and I’ll remember this one quite a while.”

Scoring on its first three possessions, Florida State stretched its lead to 21-7 with 2:56 to go in the opening quarter.

A 35-yard Keith Ross kickoff return led to FSU’s 42. Nine plays gained the end zone, the final one Ferguson’s 15-yard toss to tight end Tom O’Malley.

John Hadley’s interception of Morris soon had FSU at Florida’s 24. Five plays did it, Sammie Smith scoring from the 8 with a pass as the Gators blitzed.

FSU drove from its 25 to a 19-yard Bill Mason field goal and a 24-7 lead early in the second quarter. Florida replied late in the half with Richard Fain’s interception of a Ferguson shot at the FSU 35. John David Francis kicked a 24-yard field goal.

The beginning of the end came as Kerry Watkins tried futilely to field a Tim Corlew punt shortly after the start of the last half.

The ball slipped through his hands at the 10 and he fumbled it at the 2. As it rolled into the end zne, Marion Butts raced in to cover it for a touchdown.

Soon FSU moved 60 yards in nine plays, one a 26-yard Smith run. Dayne Williams scored from the 1.

Moments later, outside linebacker Anthony Moss tipped a Morris pass that inside linebacker Odell Haggins cuddled at the Florida 8, dancing into the end zone for the touchdown that made it 45-10.

A final Florida State touchdown came early in the closing quarter, Peter Tom Willis passing to Terry Anthony for 10 yards.

Florida got one with 7:01 left, Willie McClendon scoring from the 2 after a 71-yard drive.

Florida’s Morris and Emmitt Smith seemed to feel they should have moved the ball on FSU like that throughout.

“I don’t think they ever stopped us,” said Morris.

Something did.

“I was surprised their offense moved the ball like they did,” said all-star safety Louis Oliver. “This wasn’t a real typical day for our defense.”

Florida coach Galen Hall called Florida State a fine football team.

“They played a balanced game,” he said. “Their offense was outstanding, as well as their defense.

“Our guys didn’t give up though. They played well the entire game. This will be a good incentive for next year.”

Balance was what Bowden had in mind.

“We thought we had to run and pass to win,” he said.

It seemed to Bowden that Sammie Smith had been getting ready for two weeks to shoulder the running load.

“He had a determined look,” said Bowden, “and I knew on a couple of carries when he broke tackles that he meant business.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA
7
3
0
7
17
FLORIDA STATE
21
3
21
7
52

1st   7- 0  Lawrence Dawsey, 18, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 11:31
      7- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 8:26 
     14- 7  Tom O'Malley, 15, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 4:56 
     21- 7  Sammie Smith, 8, pass from Chip Ferguson (Richie Andrews, kick), 2:56 
2nd  24- 7  Bill Mason, 19, field goal, 5:58 
     24-10  Opp, 24, field goal, 1:17 
3rd  31-10  Marion Butts, 0, fumble recovery/return (Richie Andrews, kick), 11:25
            Note: The punter fumbled the snap and Butts recovered the   
                  ball in the end zone.                                 
     38-10  Dayne Williams, 1, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 6:49 
     45-10  Odell Haggins, 11, interception return (Richie Andrews, kick), 6:40 
4th  52-10  Terry Anthony, 10, pass from Peter Tom Willis (Richie Andrews, kick), 10:08
     52-17  Opp, 2, run (kick), 3:07 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing
Sammie Smith                20- 109
Keith Ross                   3-  61
Ronald Lewis                 3-  46
Victor Floyd                 5-  37
Dayne Williams              10-  32
Dexter Carter                5-  12
Lawrence Dawsey              1-   9
Marion Butts                 1-   2
Chip Ferguson                2-  -5
Peter Tom Willis             1-  -7

Receiving
Tom O'Malley                 3-  48
Lawrence Dawsey              2-  22
Sammie Smith                 2-  14
Dayne Williams               1-  13
Dexter Carter                1-  11
Terry Anthony                1-  10

Passing
Chip Ferguson               16-10-1-131
Peter Tom Willis             4- 3-0- 33

Punt Return
Deion Sanders                4-  34

Kickoff Return
Keith Ross                   3-  78

Punting
Tim Corlew                   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
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kelvin Smith              8    4    12      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Felton Hayes              4    3     7      .            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Odell Haggins             1    4     5   1.0-  4.0    1.0-  4.0     1- 11   .    .    .      .   .   .
Eric Hayes                3    2     5   1.0-            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Kirk Carruthers           3    2     5      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dedrick Dodge             3    1     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Stan Shiver               3    1     4      .            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Phil Carollo              2    2     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Hadley               2    1     3      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Brian Davis               2    1     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Deion Sanders             1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tracy Sanders             2    .     2      .            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Henry Ostaszewski         1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Joe Ostaszewski           1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Marion Butts              1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Alan Stewart              1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Ragans               1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Keith Carter              1    .     1   1.0-            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Shelton Thompson          1    .     1   1.0- 12.0    1.0- 12.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .

 STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Chip Ferguson
FLK   7  Ronald Lewis
SE    8  Terry Anthony
TB   33  Sammie Smith
FB   49  Dayne Williams
SG   60  Mike Morris
TG   62  Jason Kuipers
C    68  Michael Tanks
ST   69  Joey Ionata
TT   72  Pat Tomberlin
TE   92  Tom O'Malley
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LC    2  Deion Sanders
FS    6  LeRoy Butler
RCB  16  Tracy Sanders
OLB  21  John Hadley
SLB  36  Kelvin Smith
SS   37  Stan Shiver
WLB  46  Felton Hayes
NG   53  Odell Haggins
RT   76  Steve Gabbard
LT   78  Eric Hayes
OLB  93  Shelton Thompson
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Peter Tom Willis
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
12  Alan Stewart
13  Dexter Carter
14  Brad Johnson
15  Bill Ragans
17  Tim Corlew
20  Keith Ross
26  Alphonso Williams
27  Victor Floyd
28  Dedrick Dodge
29  Lawrence Dawsey
30  Tommy Henry
31  Marion Butts
35  Chris Parker
39  Brian Davis
43  Bill Mason
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Kirk Carruthers
57  Corey Senior
58  Nick Ekonomou
59  Keith Carter
65  Hayward Haynes
66  Scott Schilbrack
67  Kevin Mancini
70  Tony Yeomans
71  David Whittington
74  Henry Ostaszewski
75  Joe Ostaszewski
80  Reggie Johnson
81  Phil Carollo
88  Bruce LaSane
89  Howard Dinkins
96  James Chaney
99  Anthony Moss

FLORIDA STATE 13, AUBURN 7

01/02/1989, Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, La

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, January 3, 1989, page 23, by Bill McGrotha.

Prime Timing.
Sanders ends Auburn threat with a pickoff.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The time was prime, and Deion did it.

With five seconds left, one of the more celebrated cornerbacks in college-football history celebrated one more time - and Florida State fans everywhere joined in.

His end-zone interception of a Reggie Slack pass preserved a 13-7 victory over Auburn here Monday night in the Sugar Bowl.

Up until then, it was mainly a matter of Sammie Smith, and his 115 yards in 24 carries, and a Florida State defense that would not quit.

Despite some shaky play-calling and execution in clutch circumstances, Florida State never trailed, leading early 10-0, then holding on.

One big difference was Chip Ferguson, and the 84-yard scoring drive he directed from the opening kickoff.

With the victory, Bobby Bowden checked in as the winningest bowl coach of all times, in term of percentage. An 8-3-1 record for .708 makes him tops among all who have coached at least 10 bowls.

At the start, Auburn chose to lead with its defense after winning the coin toss. Dexter Carter, on the kickoff return, was brought up short at the 16.

Three straight Sammie Smith whacks at the middle gained the 30. As Smith hit the middle again, Chip Ferguson got 8 on a keeper. Smith got a second first down at the 43.

Terry Anthony caught a pass for 12, and Smith explored the middle once again, for 12 more to the Auburn 33.

After a timeout, Smith cut back for 16 to the 17. Then Tom O'Malley grabbed a pass at the 6.

Smith got 2, and an Auburn offside netted 2 more. From the 2, Dayne Williams scored off the left side, and Richie Andrews' kick provided a 7-0 lead.

It was only the second time all season Auburn yielded points on an opening drive, the other time coming against Georgia.

On second down, linebacker Kelvin Smith stopped Stacy Danly for a loss. When quarterback Reggie Slack tried to throw, Stan Shiver intercepted.

A personal foul, following Shiver's 11-yard run-back, staked FSU at the Auburn 18.

Promptly, Ferguson passed to Reggie Johnson at the 3, but a holding call rubbed it out. A pass to Dawsey reached the 20, but Smith got just a yard on third down. Whereupon, Bill Mason kicked a 35-yard field goal. FSU led 10-0.

Shayne Waden's 34-yard kickoff return quickly got Auburn in business at the 42.

A run and a pass left Auburn 2 feet short of a first down. Gambling, Auburn got the first down at the FSU 47 on a Vincent Harris run up the middle.

Offensive pass interference cost Auburn 15, back to its 38.

But Danly could not retain an errant Slack pitchout as Shelton Thompson hit him, and Odell Haggins claimed the fumble for FSU at the 29.

Anthony pulled in a 20-yard pass at the 9. On a fake reverse, Smith ripped to the 4, but it came to fourth down at the 2. On a fake field goal, holder Brad Johnson tried to pass, but pressure from cornerback Doug Huntley forced a bad throw. Tight end Dave Roberts was open on the play.

Hard running by James Joseph got a pair of first downs, but a personal foul slammed the Tigers back to the 12.

And then Dedrick Dodge intercepted a Slack pass at the Auburn 38 moments before the first quarter ended. At this point FSU led in yardage, 121 to 30.

Ferguson passes of 10 and 8 yards to Carter reached the 18. Then, Carter ran up the middle to the 10.

But an illegal shift cost FSU 5 yards, and on third down Tracy Rocker sacked Ferguson at the 13.

Mason's 32-yard field goal then put FSU up 13-0.

Two strong Joseph runs got Auburn to its 38 before FSU defenders forced the Tigers' first punt - well away from Deion Sanders, out of bounds at the FSU 28.

Three runs netted just 5, followed by FSU's first punt. Wasden, a freshman, wheeled it back 17 yards to the Auburn 49.

Danley slammed to FSU's 42 - Auburn's deepest penetration.

Danley got 10 more, and Joseph led on to a first down at the 21.

On a fake pitchout, Slack rolled and passed to tight end Walter Reeves for a touchdown on a 20-yard play, and Auburn was within 13-7 range.

From the 25, FSU could not move. Ferguson's pass on third down was intercepted by linebacker Smokey Hodge and returned to FSU's 25.

With the help of a face-mask penalty, Auburn probed to a first down at the 13.

But when Slack tried to pass, a teammate caused a fumble that FSU's Steve Gabbard covered at the 19 with 2:10 remaining in the half.

Williams got 8 on a Ferguson pass, and Smith 10 on a pair of runs to the 37. After a reverse got nothing, Smith ran one more time, to the 40, as the clock ran out on the half.

By halftime, FSU's yardage dominance had slipped, 175 to 106.

On 17 carries, Smith had gained 73 of FSU's even 100 rushing yards. Ferguson had hit seven of 11 passes for 75.

Auburn had 73 of its yards running, Joseph leading with 47 on seven runs.

FSU had controlled the football, 38 plays to 30.

Wasden's 29-yard kickoff return had Auburn at its 32 for the start of the last half.

On third down, Eric Hayes and Howard Dinkins sacked Slack for minus-11 at the 26. A punt left FSU at its 31.

On a swing pass, Smith raced 69 yards to an apparent touchdown - but a holding call canceled the play and pushed FSU back to its 21.

Unable to get out of the hole, FSU punted for the second time, Tim Corlew's 40-yarder returned 8 by Wasden to the Auburn 45.

FSU defenders permitted a short pass completion. That was all. But Brian Shulman's punt left FSU at its 13.

Johnson grabbed a first-down pass at the 29. Soon, Marion Butts caught one at the FSU 40. Another completion, to Carter, reached the 48 before Corlew punted, giving Auburn the ball at its 26 following a fair-catch-interference penalty on a Seminole.

Danley, on two runs to his right, gained the 42. Again FSU defenders called a halt, and there was another good punt - this one to the 14.

Smith swung wide, to the 21, then rammed the middle for 3 before Ferguson found O'Malley with a 20-yard shot at the FSU 44.

Smith got 9, Butts 6 to the Auburn 41.

Soon, Anthony snared a 15-yarder at the 26. When Smith whammed to the 19, running his total to 102, it became the first time in 25 games Auburn had yielded a hundred to any runner.

Carter got enough for a first down at the 14. On third down, a bootleg-option run by Ferguson for 8 got another first down, at the 4.

Williams dug to the 2 as the quarter ended.

Williams got a yard to the 1.

On third down, Ferguson threw low and wide toward Smith, who could not handle the ball. The lateral was recovered by Auburn as the ball bounced back to the 18.

A 17-yard pass to Lewis Tillman was followed by a 16-yarder to Weygand at the FSU 49.

Runs by Danley and Slack attained the 26. Tillman then grabbed a first-down pass at the 16.

But Danley netted not an inch on two runs, then got just a yard out of a third-down pass.

Following its first timeout of the game, Auburn, on third and nine with 8:04 left, went for it.

Dinkins applied intense pressure to Slack, giving him no time. Intentional grounding called on the fourth-down play presented FSU the ball at its 36.

Apparently stopped on a run, Smith suddenly popped free for 9-yards-plus.

Williams and Smith were stopped a bit short on following runs, but on third-and-six Williams got 12 yards out of a pass, to the Auburn 36.

Carter on two runs was a yard short at the 27. Again Florida State called a pass on third and one. And Ferguson got sacked at the 36.

FSU punted. Dead on the 4. The clock showed 3:28 to go.

Reeves caught an 18-yarder and Tillman a 16-yarder, up to the 37.

Three more passes picked up just 1 yard.

Another timeout. Another fourth and nine, this one with 1:52 left.

Pivoting, Slack threw to Freddie Weygand, 17 yards to FSU's 46.

Danley lost 5 on a pass. Taylor caught one at the 40.

On fourth and five, Tillman kept it going with a first-down reception at the 33.

Three more passes, and it came to fourth and six at the 29, with Auburn calling its last timeout, the clock showing 31 seconds.

And lo, Taylor caught a first-down pass at the 22.

Dedrick Dodge tipped away a pass intended for Tillman at the goal line.

Then, on third down with 5 seconds left, astonishing Mr. Sanders moved in front of Tillman in the end zone to intercept the ball, and wrap up the game for Florida State.

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

1st   7- 0  Dayne Williams, 2, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 9:48 
     10- 0  Bill Mason, 35, field goal, 5:57 
2nd  13- 0  Bill Mason, 31, field goal, 11:00
     13- 7  Opp, 20, pass (kick), 4:09 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 18 Rushes-yards 47-148 36-108 Passing 157 162 Att-Comp-Int 27-14-1 33-19-3 Total Yards 74-305 69-270 Punt Returns 0-0 2-25 Kickoff Returns 2-30 4-103 Interception Ret. 3-11 1-13 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 4-35.0 4-35.8 Sacks By-Yds 2-18 2-14 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-2 Penalties-Yds 6-45 5-65 3rd Down Conversions 6-16 1-12 4th Down Conversions 0-1 4-5 Time of Posession 33:35 26:25 Attendance 61,934 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sammie Smith 24- 115 Dexter Carter 7- 25 Dayne Williams 7- 16 Marion Butts 1- 6 Victor Floyd 1- 5 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 0 Chip Ferguson 6- -19 Receiving Terry Anthony 3- 47 Tom O'Malley 2- 31 Dexter Carter 3- 25 Dayne Williams 2- 20 Reggie Johnson 1- 16 Lawrence Dawsey 2- 10 Marion Butts 1- 8 Passing Chip Ferguson 26-14-1-157 Brad Johnson 1- 0-0- 0 Kickoff Return Dexter Carter 2- 30 Punting Tim Corlew 4- 140 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kelvin Smith 9 3 12 2.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Felton Hayes 8 2 10 . . . . . . . . . Odell Haggins 5 2 7 1.0- 3.0 . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Stan Shiver 4 1 5 . . 1- 11 2 . . . . . Eric Hayes 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Shelton Thompson 3 1 4 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . LeRoy Butler 3 1 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Deion Sanders 2 1 3 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Tracy Sanders 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Dedrick Dodge 1 1 2 . . 1- 0 2 . . . . . Alphonso Williams 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Corey Senior 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Brian Davis 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Richie Andrews 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gabbard . 1 1 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Lawrence Dawsey 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kirk Carruthers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marion Butts . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chip Ferguson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . John Hadley 1 . 1 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 1 . 1 1.0- 11.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Phil Carollo 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Chip Ferguson
FLK   7  Ronald Lewis
SE    8  Terry Anthony
TB   33  Sammie Smith
FB   49  Dayne Williams
SG   60  Mike Morris
TG   62  Jason Kuipers
C    68  Michael Tanks
ST   69  Joey Ionata
TT   72  Pat Tomberlin
TE   92  Tom O'Malley
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LCB   2  Deion Sanders
FS    6  LeRoy Butler
RCB  16  Tracy Sanders
OLB  21  John Hadley
SLB  36  Kelvin Smith
SS   37  Stan Shiver
WLB  46  Felton Hayes
NG   53  Odell Haggins
RT   76  Steve Gabbard
LT   78  Eric Hayes
OLB  93  Shelton Thompson
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
13  Dexter Carter
14  Brad Johnson
17  Tim Corlew
20  Keith Ross
26  Alphonso Williams
27  Victor Floyd
28  Dedrick Dodge
29  Lawrence Dawsey
30  Tommy Henry
31  Marion Butts
35  Chris Parker
39  Brian Davis
43  Bill Mason
45  Kirk Carruthers
##  NAME
-----------------------------
57  Corey Senior
58  Nick Ekonomou
59  Keith Carter
65  Hayward Haynes
66  Scott Schilbrack
67  Kevin Mancini
70  Tony Yeomans
71  David Whittington
74  Henry Ostaszewski
80  Reggie Johnson
81  Phil Carollo
88  Bruce LaSane
89  Howard Dinkins
96  James Chaney
99  Anthony Moss