Florida State Football - 1992 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1992 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
Ronnie Cottrell, Recruiting Coordinator
John Eason, Receivers
Jim Gladden, Outside Linebackers
Jimmy Heggins, Offensive Line, Tight Ends
Clark Herman, Graduate Assistant, Strength and Conditioning
Mark Richt, Quarterbacks
Mark Salva, Assistant Strength Coach
Brad Scott, Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line
Billy Sexton, Running Backs
Stan Shiver, Graduate Assistant, Defensive Backs
David Stallworth, Graduate Assistant, Assistant Strength Coach
Dave Van Halanger, Strength and Conditioning
Tom Wheeler, Graduate Assistant, Tight Ends
David Wilson, Assistant Strength Coach

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1992 FSU Football Media Guide


1992 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Harold Battles, 6-2, 185, DB, Jacksonville - Earned first team All-America honors from Allen Wallace his senior season...tabbed first team All-South by Southern Football Recruiting...named to Lemming's all-Southeast team and Max Emfinger's national Top 100 list...missed four games in his senior campaign due to an ankle injury, but still tallied 55 tackles and grabbed an interception...as a junior, picked off eight passes...named one of the top 20 high school players in the state by Super Prep Magazine.

Eric Black, 6-5, 225, OLB, Jacksonville - Named to the preseason Dandy Dozen team by Bill Buchalter...a talented two way player at Fletcher High...played mostly quarterback his senior year, but will move to defense at Florida State...his size and athletic ability make him a versatile player...change of positions makes him a good candidate to redshirt in his initial season...one of two 1992 signees from Jacksonville.

Kamari Charlton, 6-2, 220, TE, Melbourne - Second team all-state as a two way player at Florida Air Academy...as a senior, rushed for 375 yards and three touchdowns and grabbed 14 passes for 183 yards and three more TDs...at linebacker, recorded 68 stops and four interceptions...has an impressive 38 inch vertical leap...a talented high jumper who has cleared 6-8...one of two Seminole signees who only played football for two years in high school...originally from Nassau, Bahamas...chose FSU over Florida and Georgia.

Henri Crockett, 6-3, 236, ILB, Pompano Beach - Named the South's number one prospect by both Forrest Davis and Southern Recruiting Magazine...earned Parade All-America honors his senior season...selected to first team All-America squads by Super Prep and Lemming...made USA Today's second team squad...also named a Super Senior by the Orlando Sentinel...ran a 4.6 40 in high school...one of the top high school linebackers in the country last year...registered 165 tackles as a senior...of those, 117 were solo stops...pestered opposing quarterbacks with six sacks...finished his high school career with 392 tackles...played in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game...committed to FSU after his brother, Zack, signed...chose FSU over Miami, Florida and Oklahoma.

Zack Crockett, 6-2, 222, FB, Pompano Beach - Gained a jump on other incoming players by participating in 1992 spring practice...enrolled at FSU last spring...scored two touchdowns in the Garnet & Gold Game...a Junior College All-American at Hinds Community College...an all-region and all-state pick...considered the number six JUCO player in the country by Allen Wallace...named to Super Prep and Max Emfinger JUCO 100 teams...in his second season at Hinds, racked up 967 yards and 11 touchdowns on 239 carries...in two years there, accumulated 1,768 all purpose yards and scored 18 touchdowns...joins his younger brother, Henri, on the 1992 squad.

Andy Crowe, 6-4, 250, C, Tallahassee - A first team class 2A all-state selection as a senior at Florida High...one of three players from Tallahassee to sign with Florida State in 1992...selected to the Tallahassee Democrat's all-Big Bend squad...rated right behind Larry Fleming as the 105th best prospect in the Southeast by Lemming...recruited as a center and long snapper...could step right into the vacant deep snapper spot as a true freshman...selected FSU over East Carolina, Rutgers and Maryland.

Terry Davis, 6-3, 230, TE, Columbus, GA - Chosen to the first team 3A all-state squad in Georgia...honored as a Lemming All-American...Super Prep rated him the seventh best tight end among 1991 seniors and the ninth best prospect in Georgia...considered one of the top 10 tight ends in the country by Lemming...Emfinger rated him the number six tight end nationally...runs the 40 in 4.6 seconds.

Larry Fleming, 6-3, 250, OL, Fort Walton Beach - Garnered first team 4A all-state honors at Ft. Walton Beach High...helped lead his team to the state championship and a perfect 14-0 record in 1991...tabbed a Super Senior by the Orlando Sentinel...rated the 104th best prospect in the Southeast...considered one of the top prep offensive guards in the country...earned honorable mention status on Komins' all-East team...selected FSU over Florida.

Todd Fordham, 6-6, 245, OL, Tifton, GA - Two way player who earned honors on both sides of the ball...a first team 4A all-state selection as a defensive end...tabbed one of the top 12 offensive linemen in Georgia by the Atlanta Constitution...also played tight end at Tift County High...at 6-6, the tallest of the four offensive linemen signed by Florida State last year...graduated from the same high school as Seminole center Clay Shiver...chose FSU over Florida, Georgia, Auburn and Georgia Tech.

Mike Gibson, 6-0, 212, RB, Tallahassee - A two time Class A all-state selection at North Florida Christian...earned All-America status from both Lemming and Wallace...Super Prep rated him the number 14 prospect in the state...averaged an impressive 10.2 yards per carry his senior year...recorded his third 1,000 yard season in a row...carried the ball 126 times for 1,292 yards as a senior...found the end zone 10 times rushing and twice receiving...pulled down 16 passes for 180 yards...has 4.5 speed in the 40...from the same high school that produced 1991 Heisman runner up Casey Weldon and current FSU wide receiver Aaron Dely.

Sean Hamlet, 6-2, 185, DB, Hampton, VA - A Super Prep and Lemming All-American defensive back...earned first team Big East/ACC status by Komins...a member of the all-district and all-state teams following his junior and senior years...included on Emfinger's top 100 high school seniors list...rated one of the top 10 prospects in Virginia by Super Prep...has good speed, with a 40 time of 4.45 seconds...picked off 16 passes over his final two years...rated the top defensive back in Virgina.

Michael Hendricks, 6-5, 230, TE, Baytown, TX - A two time all-state selection in the largest high school classification in Texas...Super Prep called him the 27th best prospect in the state...his junior and senior years, pulled in 36 passes for 656 yards...averaged 18.1 yards a catch and scored nine touchdowns those seasons...one of the top five tight ends in the country...football talent runs in his family...father was a Parade All-American out of high school while his uncle was an all-SEC lineman at Vanderbilt last year.

Alonzo Horner, 6-3, 235, ILB, Miami - Joined the Seminole team in time for spring practice along with fellow signee Zack Crockett...competed for inside linebacker spot in spring drills...made six stops from his linebacker position in the Garnet and Gold Game...two of his tackles were solos...earned first team All-America honors at Northwest Mississippi Junior College...Super Prep tabbed him one of the top 100 JUCO players in 1991...pegged by Allen Wallace as the 16th best prospect in the nation...in two years at NMJC, tallied 110 tackles and intercepted seven passes...broke through to sack opposing quarterbacks five times his final season...chose FSU over Alabama, Houston and Fresno State.

Danny Kanell, 6-4, 205, QB, Fort Lauderdale - Highly touted quarterback who was the only unanimous selection to the St. Petersburg Times list of "can't miss prospects"...a first team All-American by Parade Magazine and Lemming...USA Today put him on its second team All-America squad...named the number one signal caller in the nation by Alex Komins...Super Prep called him one of the top two prep quarterbacks in the country...a member of Forrest Davis' all-South squad...selected to the Orlando Sentinel's Super 24 team and the all-state squad...recipient of the 1991 Gatorade Circle of Champions Player of the Year Award...played only two years of football in high school...led his team to the state title his junior year and a runner-up finish his senior season...threw for 1,528 yards and 18 touchdowns in 1991...invited to play in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game...a talented baseball player who was chosen in the 19th round of the 1992 draft by the Milwaukee Brewers...selected FSU over Miami, Florida, Washington and Michigan.

Sean Liss, 6-4, 205, P-K, Saint Petersburg - One of the top three kickers in the nation according to Super Prep and Lemming...first team 4A all-state at Boca Ciega High...a second team All-America selection by USA Today...named to the Orlando Sentinel's Super 24 squad...played in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game...punted six times and averaged 42.2 yards per kick in that game...had a long punt of 54 yards...also perfect on extra point kicks and booted a 27 yard field goal to put Florida ahead to stay...during his senior year, averaged 46.4 yards per punt...connected on six of nine field goal attempts, including one from 49 yards out...kicked field goals of 52 and 55 yards that were called back due to penalties...chose FSU over Syracuse, Ohio State and Penn State.

Marcus Long, 6-4, 285, OL, Daytona Beach - Earned USA Today and Lemming All-America honors during his senior season...chosen to the Orlando Sentinel Super 24 squad...garnered first team all-South honors from Southern Football Recruiting...considered one of the top offensive linemen in the nation...named to the all-Big East/ACC first team offense...rated the 41st best player in the state by Super Prep Magazine...runs the 40 in a speedy 4.9 seconds, an impressive time for an offensive lineman...selected FSU over Clemson.

Wayne Messam, 6-4, 192, WR, Belle Glade - A first team 3A all-state selection as a senior at Belle Glade Central High...second team choice on Forrest Davis' all-South squad...a two-way player in high school...rated the 10th best safety in the country by Max Emfinger...included on Emfinger's top 100 high school seniors list...as a senior, caught 21 passes for 400 yards in a run-oriented offense...11 catches went for touchdowns...high school scholar who was a member of the National Honor Society...elected student body president his senior year...chose FSU over Boston College and Louisville.

Todd Rebol, 6-1, 210, ILB, Punta Gorda - Rated the number one student athlete in the nation by Komins...garnered Blue Chip Magazine and Super Prep All-America honors...a first team 4A all-state selection...named to the Orlando Sentinel's Super Seniors team...one of Max Emfinger's top 100 high school seniors...his final season, recorded 108 tackles, 75 unassisted...dominated around the ball with six sacks, two fumble recoveries and two caused fumbles...an exceptional student who carried a 3.97 grade point average through high school...scored an impressive 24 on the ACT...played in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game where he registered one tackle and broke up a pass...selected FSU over Miami, Florida, Rice, Duke, and Clemson.

Kelly Rush, 6-6, 255, DE, Mckeesport, PA - Super Prep's number one JUCO player in the nation following the 1990 season...originally signed with the 1991 class but spent last year at Tallahassee Community College getting his academics in order...enrolled at FSU in January and joined the team for spring drills...initially looked rusty after layoff...credited with four tackles and breaking up a pass during Garnet & Gold Game...listed behind Dan Footman at left end entering the fall...first team selection to Max Emfinger's all-junior college squad...named the nation's best junior college defensive lineman by Allen Wallace...widely considered the top junior college defensive prospect in the country...recorded 111 total tackles in 1990...registered 15 quarterback sacks and 17 tackles for loss...selected FSU over Georgia and Kentucky.

Travis Sherman, 6-2, 223, ILB, Valrico - Named the Tampa Tribune's defensive player of the year in 1991...earned first team 5A all-state honors...tabbed a Lemming All-American...an Orlando Sentinel Super 24 selection...one of Emfinger's top 100 high school seniors...rated one of the top 10 linebackers in the country...a member of Forrest Davis' second team all-South squad...considered the 25th best prospect in Florida by Super Prep...in his junior and senior years, combined for 227 tackles...played in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game...totalled three solo tackles and one assist in the game...caused a fumble...selected FSU over Florida, Michigan, and Georgia.

Connell Spain, 6-3, 275, NG, Melbourne - A first team 5A all-state selection his senior year at Melbourne High...rated one of the top noseguards in the nation by numerous recruiting publications...honorable mention USA Today All-America choice...named to the Lemming All-American and the Komins Big East/ACC squads...one of the Orlando Sentinel's Super 24 Seniors...honored as his district's player of the year...recorded 92 tackles as a senior...broke through opposing lines six times for quarterback sacks...played in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game and made three solo tackles...considered one of the nation's top high school pass rushers...graduated from the same high school as FSU linebacker Ed Clark...chose FSU over Penn State, Syracuse, Georgia Tech and Akron.

Tamarick Vanover, 6-1, 185, WR, Tallahassee - Teamed with classmate Danny Kanell to give FSU one of the top combinations of offensive signees in the nation in 1992...the most highly touted player from the Big Bend in several years...one of the country's top athletes...named to All-America teams by Parade, USA Today and Super Prep...Forrest Davis picked him as an all-South player and considered him the finest prep receiver in the country...named the 1992 Big East/ACC Football Athlete of the Year by Alex Komins...a member of the Tallahassee Democrat's all-Big Bend squad and the Orlando Sentinel's Super 24 team...a versatile player who filled many roles for Leon...as a junior, grabbed 35 passes for 655 yards...last season, averaged 6.4 yards rushing on 204 carries for 1,301 yards and 13 touchdowns...finished his career at Leon with 3,946 all-purpose yards and 45 touchdowns...also a talented defensive back who totalled eight career interceptions and returned two for touchdowns...selected FSU over Miami, Florida and Texas.


1992 Roster - By Name

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T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  2 Clifton Abraham       CB      5-9   185  So-R *    Dallas, TX (D.W. Carter)
  54 Kevin Adams           ILB     6-1   225  So-R *    Lake Charles, LA (LaGrange)
* 90 Derrick Alexander     DE      6-5   254  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Raines)
* 36 Ken Alexander         ILB     6-3   240  Jr   **   Austin, TX (Lyndon B. Johnson)
* 20 Clyde Allen           TB      5-11  193  Jr-R **   Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 75 Enzo Armella          NG      6-0   250  Fr-R      Miami (Miami Springs)
* 51 Robbie Baker          C       6-3   255  Sr-R ***  Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
*  1 Shannon Baker         WR      5-10  188  Sr   ***  Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 13 Mike Barre'           QB      6-1   206  Sr-R *    North Palm Beach (King's Academy)
  26 Harold Battles        DB      6-2   185  Fr        Jacksonville (Jackson)
  23 Eric Black            OLB     6-5   225  Fr        Jacksonville (Fletcher)
* 10 Derrick Brooks        OLB     6-1   210  So   *    Pensacola (Washington)
* 31 Lavon Brown           SS      5-11  206  Sr-R ***  Moore Haven (Moore Haven)
* 11 Devin Bush            SS      6-0   210  Fr-R      Miami (Hialeah-Miami Lakes)
* 78 Danny Campbell        OL      6-1   244  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
  83 Kamari Charlton       TE      6-2   220  Fr        Melbourne (Florida Air Academy)
* 91 Deondri Clark         DE      6-2   270  Sr-R ***  Winter Garden (West Orange)
* 39 Ed Clark              ILB     6-3   235  Sr-R **   Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 16 Richard Coes          FS      6-0   200  Jr-R **   Miami (Hialeah-Miami Lakes)
* 79 Forrest Conoly        OT      6-7   325  Fr-R      Berlin, CT (Berlin)
* 93 Chris Cowart          OLB     6-3   225  So-R *    New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
  45 Henri Crockett        ILB     6-3   236  Fr        Pompano Beach (Ely)
* 32 Zack Crockett         FB      6-2   222  Jr        Pompano Beach (Ely/Hinds CC)
* 59 Andy Crowe            C       6-4   250  Fr        Tallahassee (Florida)
* 18 John Davis            SS      6-2   212  Sr   ***  Pahokee (Pahokee)
  82 Terry Davis           TE      6-3   230  Fr        Columbus, GA (Kendrick)
*  7 Aaron Dely            WR      6-0   183  Fr-R      Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
  64 Jeff Deremer          C       6-0   256  Sr-R **   Port Richey (Ridgewood/Southern Mississippi)
  72 Mark DeWitt           OL      5-11  240  So-R      Jacksonville (Wolfson)
  63 Jason Dillaberry      OG      6-5   300  Sr-R *    Orange Park (Orange Park)
* 70 John Donaldson        OG      6-4   264  So-R      Marianna (Marianna)
* 30 'OMar Ellison         WR      6-2   200  So-R      Griffin, GA (Griffin)
* 60 Marvin Ferrell        OT      6-6   275  Jr-R *    Jacksonville (Raines)
* 68 John Flath            OT      6-4   260  Sr-R **   Orlando (Lake Highland Prep)
  72 Larry Fleming         OL      6-3   250  Fr        Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
* 44 William Floyd         FB      6-2   238  So-R *    Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
* 58 Dan Footman           DE      6-5   281  Sr-R *    Tampa (Hillsborough/Northwest Mississippi CC)
  71 Todd Fordham          OL      6-6   245  Fr        Tifton, GA (Tift County)
*  3 Leon Fowler           FS      6-2   195  Sr-R ***  Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 97 Reggie Freeman        OLB     6-1   235  Sr-R ***  Clewiston (Clewiston)
  73 Greg Frey             OT      6-5   276  Fr-R      Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 12 Matt Frier            WR      5-10  190  Jr-R **   Live Oak (Suwannee)
*  4 Corey Fuller          CB      6-1   192  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Rickards)
* 64 Ed Galloway           OL      6-1   265  Sr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  26 Shawn Gay             SS      6-3   192  So-R      Hahira, GA (Valdosta)
* 61 Eric Gibbs            OT      6-4   308  Sr-R **   Atlanta, GA (Lovett School)
  42 Mike Gibson           RB      6-0   212  Fr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
*  6 Steve Gilmer          FS      5-11  185  So-R *    Tallahassee (Godby)
* 87 Billy Glenn           TE      6-4   270  So-R      Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
  19 Keg Goodwin           KS      6-0   176  Jr-R      Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 99 Dulack Guerrier       DE      6-3   235  So-R      Miami (Edison)
* 21 Chris Hall            CB      6-1   208  Sr-R *    Cocoa Beach (Cocoa Beach)
  28 Sean Hamlet           DB      6-2   185  Fr        Hampton, VA (Hampton)
* 24 Felix Harris          FB      6-1   200  Sr-R **   Lake Placid (Lake Placid)
  84 Warren Hart           TE      6-2   280  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Jackson)
* 18 Mike Heath            P-QB    6-4   223  Fr-R      East Lansing, MI (East Lansing)
  91 Michael Hendricks     TE      6-5   230  Fr        Baytown, TX (Sterling)
* 41 Tommy Henry           CB      6-0   168  Sr-R **   Arcadia (DeSoto)
* 77 Jesus Hernandez       OG      6-4   275  Fr-R      Miami (Jackson)
* 38 Scott Holmes          P       6-3   210  Fr-R      Nashville, TN (Brentwood Academy)
* 40 Alonzo Horner         ILB     6-3   235  Jr        Miami (Palmetto/Northwest Mississippi CC)
* 35 Sean Jackson          TB      6-2   214  Jr   **   New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 71 Corey James           DL      5-11  245  Sr-R *    Immokalee (Immokalee)
* 85 Lonnie Johnson        TE      6-3   228  Jr   **   Miami (Miami Senior)
* 55 Marvin Jones          ILB     6-2   230  Jr   **   Miami (Northwestern)
* 13 Danny Kanell          QB      6-4   205  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Westminster Academy)
  37 Chris Keen            CB      5-10  180  Sr   **   Jefferson, GA (Jefferson)
  13 Mack Knight           DB      6-1   204  Jr-R **   Woodbine, GA (Camden County)
* 81 Kevin Knox            WR      6-4   197  Jr-R **   Niceville (Niceville)
  46 Phil Labedzki         ILB     6-2   230  Fr-R      Lake City (Manatee)
* 67 Juan Laureano         OT      6-5   281  Fr-R      Orlando (Colonial)
  29 Sean Liss             P-K     6-4   205  Fr        Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
  78 Marcus Long           OL      6-4   285  Fr        Daytona Beach (Mainland)
  82 Brad Lundstrom        TE      6-3   240  Sr-R **   Naples (Lely)
* 86 Tyrant Marion         DE      6-3   231  Fr-R      Pompano Beach (Ely)
* 88 Kez McCorvey          WR      6-1   183  So-R *    Gautier, MS (Pascagoula)
  14 Jeff McCrone          QB      6-3   207  Fr-R      Orange Park (Orange Park)
* 76 Eric McGill           OG      6-5   265  Sr-R **   Walterboro, SC (Calhoun)
* 94 Toddrick McIntosh     NG      6-3   264  Jr-R **   Richardson, TX (Berkner)
  12 Matt McLeod           KS      6-0   180  So-R      Jacksonville (Bolles)
* 33 Tiger McMillon        TB      5-10  185  So-R *    Kissimmee (Saint Cloud)
* 69 Patrick McNeil        OG      6-3   275  So-R *    Palmetto (Manatee)
  89 Wayne Messam          WR      6-4   192  Fr        Belle Glade (Belle Glade Central)
   3 Jeff Metarko          KS      6-0   185  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
*  9 Dan Mowrey            KS      5-10  188  So-R *    Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 57 John Nance            NG      6-2   270  Jr-R *    Bartow (Bartow)
* 92 Gerald Owens          DL      6-2   260  So-R      Tallahassee (Boyd Anderson/Florida)
* 56 Sterling Palmer       OLB     6-7   251  Jr-R **   Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 84 Jim Patterson         TE      6-2   230  Jr-R      Pensacola (Woodham)
* 49 Jason Peirce          FB      6-3   205  Jr-R *    Satellite Beach (Satellite)
  83 Matt Platto           TE      6-3   245  Fr-R      Crawfordville (Wakulla)
   5 Jason Powers                                       
* 48 Todd Rebol            ILB     6-1   210  Fr        Punta Gorda (Charlotte)
* 47 James Roberson        OLB     6-3   238  So-R *    Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
  98 Kelly Rush            DE      6-6   255  Jr        Mckeesport, PA (Elizabeth Forward/Garden City JC)
* 62 Troy Sanders          NG      6-2   262  Sr-R ***  Elba, AL (Elba)
*  8 Corey Sawyer          CB      5-10  165  So-R      Key West (Key West)
* 64 Kendrick Scott        DL      6-0   216  So-R      Chiefland (Chiefland)
  46 Travis Sherman        ILB     6-2   223  Fr        Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 53 Clay Shiver           C       6-3   265  Fr-R      Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 95 Carl Simpson          DE      6-2   278  Sr-R **   Baxley, GA (Appling County)
* 43 Eric Smith            OLB     5-11  220  So-R *    Live Oak (Suwannee)
  22 Marquette Smith       TB      5-8   194  So   *    Casselberry (Lake Howell)
  35 Dante Snodgrass       WR      5-7   145  Fr-R      Huntsville, AL (Huntsville)
  96 Connell Spain         NG      6-3   275  Fr        Melbourne (Melbourne)
   7 Jon Stark             QB      6-4   210  So        Nashville, TN (Donelson/Liberty)
* 52 Robert Stevenson      OT      6-3   277  Sr-R ***  Pensacola (Escambia)
* 21 Rich Sudder           RB      6-0   200  Jr-R      Palm Beach Gardens (Benjamin)
   5 Gerry Thomas          KS      6-0   167  Jr-R *    Niceville (Niceville)
* 66 Lewis Tyre            OG      6-5   262  Fr-R      Surrency, GA (Appling County)
* 80 Tamarick Vanover      WR      6-1   185  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 17 Charlie Ward          QB      6-1   190  Jr-R **   Thomasville, GA (Central)
* 19 John Wimberly         P       6-2   205  Sr-R *    Tampa (King)
* 27 Brian Xanders         ILB     6-2   222  Jr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)

1992 Roster - By Number

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T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  1 Shannon Baker         WR      5-10  188  Sr   ***  Lakeland (Lakeland)
*  2 Clifton Abraham       CB      5-9   185  So-R *    Dallas, TX (D.W. Carter)
*  3 Leon Fowler           FS      6-2   195  Sr-R ***  Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
   3 Jeff Metarko          KS      6-0   185  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
*  4 Corey Fuller          CB      6-1   192  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Rickards)
   5 Jason Powers                                       
   5 Gerry Thomas          KS      6-0   167  Jr-R *    Niceville (Niceville)
*  6 Steve Gilmer          FS      5-11  185  So-R *    Tallahassee (Godby)
*  7 Aaron Dely            WR      6-0   183  Fr-R      Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
   7 Jon Stark             QB      6-4   210  So        Nashville, TN (Donelson/Liberty)
*  8 Corey Sawyer          CB      5-10  165  So-R      Key West (Key West)
*  9 Dan Mowrey            KS      5-10  188  So-R *    Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 10 Derrick Brooks        OLB     6-1   210  So   *    Pensacola (Washington)
* 11 Devin Bush            SS      6-0   210  Fr-R      Miami (Hialeah-Miami Lakes)
* 12 Matt Frier            WR      5-10  190  Jr-R **   Live Oak (Suwannee)
  12 Matt McLeod           KS      6-0   180  So-R      Jacksonville (Bolles)
* 13 Mike Barre'           QB      6-1   206  Sr-R *    North Palm Beach (King's Academy)
* 13 Danny Kanell          QB      6-4   205  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Westminster Academy)
  13 Mack Knight           DB      6-1   204  Jr-R **   Woodbine, GA (Camden County)
  14 Jeff McCrone          QB      6-3   207  Fr-R      Orange Park (Orange Park)
* 16 Richard Coes          FS      6-0   200  Jr-R **   Miami (Hialeah-Miami Lakes)
* 17 Charlie Ward          QB      6-1   190  Jr-R **   Thomasville, GA (Central)
* 18 John Davis            SS      6-2   212  Sr   ***  Pahokee (Pahokee)
* 18 Mike Heath            P-QB    6-4   223  Fr-R      East Lansing, MI (East Lansing)
  19 Keg Goodwin           KS      6-0   176  Jr-R      Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 19 John Wimberly         P       6-2   205  Sr-R *    Tampa (King)
* 20 Clyde Allen           TB      5-11  193  Jr-R **   Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 21 Chris Hall            CB      6-1   208  Sr-R *    Cocoa Beach (Cocoa Beach)
* 21 Rich Sudder           RB      6-0   200  Jr-R      Palm Beach Gardens (Benjamin)
  22 Marquette Smith       TB      5-8   194  So   *    Casselberry (Lake Howell)
  23 Eric Black            OLB     6-5   225  Fr        Jacksonville (Fletcher)
* 24 Felix Harris          FB      6-1   200  Sr-R **   Lake Placid (Lake Placid)
  26 Harold Battles        DB      6-2   185  Fr        Jacksonville (Jackson)
  26 Shawn Gay             SS      6-3   192  So-R      Hahira, GA (Valdosta)
* 27 Brian Xanders         ILB     6-2   222  Jr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  28 Sean Hamlet           DB      6-2   185  Fr        Hampton, VA (Hampton)
  29 Sean Liss             P-K     6-4   205  Fr        Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 30 'OMar Ellison         WR      6-2   200  So-R      Griffin, GA (Griffin)
* 31 Lavon Brown           SS      5-11  206  Sr-R ***  Moore Haven (Moore Haven)
* 32 Zack Crockett         FB      6-2   222  Jr        Pompano Beach (Ely/Hinds CC)
* 33 Tiger McMillon        TB      5-10  185  So-R *    Kissimmee (Saint Cloud)
* 35 Sean Jackson          TB      6-2   214  Jr   **   New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
  35 Dante Snodgrass       WR      5-7   145  Fr-R      Huntsville, AL (Huntsville)
* 36 Ken Alexander         ILB     6-3   240  Jr   **   Austin, TX (Lyndon B. Johnson)
  37 Chris Keen            CB      5-10  180  Sr   **   Jefferson, GA (Jefferson)
* 38 Scott Holmes          P       6-3   210  Fr-R      Nashville, TN (Brentwood Academy)
* 39 Ed Clark              ILB     6-3   235  Sr-R **   Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 40 Alonzo Horner         ILB     6-3   235  Jr        Miami (Palmetto/Northwest Mississippi CC)
* 41 Tommy Henry           CB      6-0   168  Sr-R **   Arcadia (DeSoto)
  42 Mike Gibson           RB      6-0   212  Fr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 43 Eric Smith            OLB     5-11  220  So-R *    Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 44 William Floyd         FB      6-2   238  So-R *    Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
  45 Henri Crockett        ILB     6-3   236  Fr        Pompano Beach (Ely)
  46 Phil Labedzki         ILB     6-2   230  Fr-R      Lake City (Manatee)
  46 Travis Sherman        ILB     6-2   223  Fr        Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 47 James Roberson        OLB     6-3   238  So-R *    Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 48 Todd Rebol            ILB     6-1   210  Fr        Punta Gorda (Charlotte)
* 49 Jason Peirce          FB      6-3   205  Jr-R *    Satellite Beach (Satellite)
* 51 Robbie Baker          C       6-3   255  Sr-R ***  Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 52 Robert Stevenson      OT      6-3   277  Sr-R ***  Pensacola (Escambia)
* 53 Clay Shiver           C       6-3   265  Fr-R      Tifton, GA (Tift County)
  54 Kevin Adams           ILB     6-1   225  So-R *    Lake Charles, LA (LaGrange)
* 55 Marvin Jones          ILB     6-2   230  Jr   **   Miami (Northwestern)
* 56 Sterling Palmer       OLB     6-7   251  Jr-R **   Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 57 John Nance            NG      6-2   270  Jr-R *    Bartow (Bartow)
* 58 Dan Footman           DE      6-5   281  Sr-R *    Tampa (Hillsborough/Northwest Mississippi CC)
* 59 Andy Crowe            C       6-4   250  Fr        Tallahassee (Florida)
* 60 Marvin Ferrell        OT      6-6   275  Jr-R *    Jacksonville (Raines)
* 61 Eric Gibbs            OT      6-4   308  Sr-R **   Atlanta, GA (Lovett School)
* 62 Troy Sanders          NG      6-2   262  Sr-R ***  Elba, AL (Elba)
  63 Jason Dillaberry      OG      6-5   300  Sr-R *    Orange Park (Orange Park)
  64 Jeff Deremer          C       6-0   256  Sr-R **   Port Richey (Ridgewood/Southern Mississippi)
* 64 Ed Galloway           OL      6-1   265  Sr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 64 Kendrick Scott        DL      6-0   216  So-R      Chiefland (Chiefland)
* 66 Lewis Tyre            OG      6-5   262  Fr-R      Surrency, GA (Appling County)
* 67 Juan Laureano         OT      6-5   281  Fr-R      Orlando (Colonial)
* 68 John Flath            OT      6-4   260  Sr-R **   Orlando (Lake Highland Prep)
* 69 Patrick McNeil        OG      6-3   275  So-R *    Palmetto (Manatee)
* 70 John Donaldson        OG      6-4   264  So-R      Marianna (Marianna)
  71 Todd Fordham          OL      6-6   245  Fr        Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 71 Corey James           DL      5-11  245  Sr-R *    Immokalee (Immokalee)
  72 Mark DeWitt           OL      5-11  240  So-R      Jacksonville (Wolfson)
  72 Larry Fleming         OL      6-3   250  Fr        Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
  73 Greg Frey             OT      6-5   276  Fr-R      Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 75 Enzo Armella          NG      6-0   250  Fr-R      Miami (Miami Springs)
* 76 Eric McGill           OG      6-5   265  Sr-R **   Walterboro, SC (Calhoun)
* 77 Jesus Hernandez       OG      6-4   275  Fr-R      Miami (Jackson)
* 78 Danny Campbell        OL      6-1   244  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
  78 Marcus Long           OL      6-4   285  Fr        Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 79 Forrest Conoly        OT      6-7   325  Fr-R      Berlin, CT (Berlin)
* 80 Tamarick Vanover      WR      6-1   185  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 81 Kevin Knox            WR      6-4   197  Jr-R **   Niceville (Niceville)
  82 Terry Davis           TE      6-3   230  Fr        Columbus, GA (Kendrick)
  82 Brad Lundstrom        TE      6-3   240  Sr-R **   Naples (Lely)
  83 Kamari Charlton       TE      6-2   220  Fr        Melbourne (Florida Air Academy)
  83 Matt Platto           TE      6-3   245  Fr-R      Crawfordville (Wakulla)
  84 Warren Hart           TE      6-2   280  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Jackson)
* 84 Jim Patterson         TE      6-2   230  Jr-R      Pensacola (Woodham)
* 85 Lonnie Johnson        TE      6-3   228  Jr   **   Miami (Miami Senior)
* 86 Tyrant Marion         DE      6-3   231  Fr-R      Pompano Beach (Ely)
* 87 Billy Glenn           TE      6-4   270  So-R      Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
* 88 Kez McCorvey          WR      6-1   183  So-R *    Gautier, MS (Pascagoula)
  89 Wayne Messam          WR      6-4   192  Fr        Belle Glade (Belle Glade Central)
* 90 Derrick Alexander     DE      6-5   254  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Raines)
* 91 Deondri Clark         DE      6-2   270  Sr-R ***  Winter Garden (West Orange)
  91 Michael Hendricks     TE      6-5   230  Fr        Baytown, TX (Sterling)
* 92 Gerald Owens          DL      6-2   260  So-R      Tallahassee (Boyd Anderson/Florida)
* 93 Chris Cowart          OLB     6-3   225  So-R *    New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 94 Toddrick McIntosh     NG      6-3   264  Jr-R **   Richardson, TX (Berkner)
* 95 Carl Simpson          DE      6-2   278  Sr-R **   Baxley, GA (Appling County)
  96 Connell Spain         NG      6-3   275  Fr        Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 97 Reggie Freeman        OLB     6-1   235  Sr-R ***  Clewiston (Clewiston)
  98 Kelly Rush            DE      6-6   255  Jr        Mckeesport, PA (Elizabeth Forward/Garden City JC)
* 99 Dulack Guerrier       DE      6-3   235  So-R      Miami (Edison)

1992 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Derrick Brooks           Football News - 1st Team Sophomore All-American

Marvin Jones             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
                         College & Pro Football Weekly - 1st Team All-American
                         Scripps Howard - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         United Press International - 1st Team All-American
                         NCAA - Unanimous All-American

Patrick McNeil           Football News - 1st Team Sophomore All-American

Corey Sawyer             Football News - 1st Team Sophomore All-American
                         Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         Football News - 2nd Team All-American
                         United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

Robert Stevenson         Football News - 2nd Team All-American
                         United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

Lewis Tyre               Football News - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Tamarick Vanover         College & Pro Football Weekly - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         Football News - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Charlie Ward             The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American
                         Scripps Howard - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans -  8

1992 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Edgar Bennett            34      RB                 Green Bay Packers
Terrell Buckley          27      CB                 Green Bay Packers
Bobby Butler             23      CB                 Atlanta Falcons
LeRoy Butler             36      S                  Green Bay Packers
Marion Butts             35      RB                 San Diego Chargers
Dexter Carter            35      RB                 San Francisco 49ers
Pat Carter               88      TE                 Los Angeles Rams
Lawrence Dawsey          80      WR                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dedrick Dodge            33      CB                 Seattle Seahawks
Jamie Dukes              64      C                  Atlanta Falcons
Eric Hayes               93      DE                 Los Angeles Rams
Jessie Hester            84      WR                 Indianapolis Colts
Garth Jax                53      LB                 Phoenix Cardinals
Brad Johnson             14      QB                 Minnesota Vikings
Reggie Johnson           89      TE                 Denver Broncos
Hassan Jones             84      WR                 Minnesota Vikings
Ken Lanier               76      OT                 Denver Broncos
Amp Lee                  22      RB                 San Francisco 49ers
Ronald Lewis             83      WR                 San Francisco 49ers
Ronald Lewis             85      WR                 Green Bay Packers
Martin Mayhew            35      CB                 Washington Redskins
Deion Sanders            21      CB                 Atlanta Falcons
Eric Shaw                90      LB                 Cincinnati Bengals
Sammie Smith             32      RB                 Denver Broncos
Jesse Solomon            54      LB                 Atlanta Falcons
Rohn Stark                3      P                  Indianapolis Colts
Rick Tuten               14      P                  Seattle Seahawks
Peter Tom Willis         10      QB                 Chicago Bears

Noles in the Pros - 27

1992 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
CNN
AP
CNN
AP
CNN
REC
09/05
Ref
H
DUKE
W 48-21
4
 
 
 
 
 
2-9
09/12
Ref
A
CLEMSON
W 24-20
5
 
15
 
 
 
5-6
09/19
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 34-13
3
 
16
 
17
15
9-3-1
09/26
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 35- 7
3
 
 
 
25
25
8-4
10/03
Ref
A
MIAMI
L 16-19
3
 
2
 
3
3
11-1
10/10
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
W 36-13
8
 
 
 
19
18
9-3
10/17
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
W 29-24
6
 
16
 
 
 
5-6
10/31
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
W 13- 3
6
 
23
 
 
 
7-4
11/07
Ref
H
MARYLAND
ACC Champ
W 69-21
6
 
 
 
 
 
3-8
11/14
Ref
H
TULANE
W 70- 7
5
 
 
 
 
 
4-8
11/28
Ref
H
FLORIDA
W 45-24
3
 
6
 
10
11
9-4
01/01
Ref
N
NEBRASKA
Orange Bowl, Miami, Fl
W 27-14
3
 
11
 
14
14
9-3
Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   11- 1     6-0     4-1     1-0
AGAINST ACC      8- 0     4-0     4-0     0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   6- 1     1-0     4-1     1-0

FINAL  AP -  2
FINAL CNN -  2


1992 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  FLORIDA STATE         8- 0    11- 1 
 2  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  6- 2     9- 3-1
 3  NORTH CAROLINA        5- 3     9- 3 
 4t WAKE FOREST           4- 4     8- 4 
 4t VIRGINIA              4- 4     7- 4 
 4t GEORGIA TECH          4- 4     5- 6 
 7  CLEMSON               3- 5     5- 6 
 8  MARYLAND              2- 6     3- 8 
 9  DUKE                  0- 8     2- 9 

1992 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tiger McMillon 10/31/1992 VIRGINIA 25 138 5.52 0 Charlie Ward 11/07/1992 MARYLAND 7 111 15.86 1 Clyde Allen 11/07/1992 MARYLAND 5 103 20.60 2 Sean Jackson 09/19/1992 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 12 101 8.42 1 Sean Jackson 01/01/1993 NEBRASKA 17 101 5.94 1

1992 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Kevin Knox 11/28/1992 FLORIDA 11 123 11.18 0 Tamarick Vanover 11/07/1992 MARYLAND 7 107 15.29 0 Tamarick Vanover 09/19/1992 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 5 105 21.00 1

1992 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Charlie Ward 11/07/1992 MARYLAND 37 26 395 0 10.68 4 Charlie Ward 11/28/1992 FLORIDA 47 27 331 1 7.04 1

1992 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 419 172 Points Per Game............. 38.1 15.6 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 56 19 TDs Rushing................. 26 3 TDs Passing................. 23 15 TDs Fumble Return........... 0 0 TDs Punt Return............. 2 0 TDs Interception............ 2 1 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 3 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 51-56 17-19 Kick........................ 51-55 17-17 Pass........................ 0- 1 0- 2 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 10-18 13- SAFETY........................ 1 1 FIRST DOWNS................... 256 179 Rushing..................... 122 74 Passing..................... 125 90 Penalty..................... 9 15 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 2252 1103 Yards gained rushing........ 2572 1524 Yards lost rushing.......... 320 421 Rushing Attempts............ 256 400 Average Per Rush............ 8.8 2.8 Average Per Game............ 204.7 100.3 PASSING YARDAGE............... 2828 2114 Att-Comp-Int................ 387-214-17 386-182-18 Efficiency.................. 127.51 96.65 Average Per Pass............ 7.3 5.5 Average Per Catch........... 13.2 11.6 Average Per Game............ 257.1 192.2 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 5080 3217 Total Plays................. 643 786 Average Per Play............ 7.9 4.1 Average Per Game............ 461.8 292.5 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 27- 819 57-1246 Average Per Return.......... 30.3 21.9 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 35-516 18-123 Average Per Return.......... 14.7 6.8 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 18-168 17-255 Average Per Return.......... 9.3 15.0 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 27-14 24-13 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 89- 728 62- 477 Average Per Game............ 66.2 43.4 PUNTS-YARDS................... 49-1726 78-2964 Average Per Punt............ 35.2 38.0 Net punt average............ 32.7 31.4 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 67-161 46-179 3rd-Down Pct................ .416 .257 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 41- 21-
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
128
130
88
73
419
Opponents
35
45
49
43
172
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Tiger McMillon      11  116  618   39   579   5.0   3  44t   52.6
Charlie Ward        11  100  648  144   504   5.0   6  28    45.8
Sean Jackson         8   96  529   40   489   5.1   4  88t   61.1
William Floyd       11   61  232   10   222   3.6   9  20    20.2
Clyde Allen          5   13  144    0   144  11.1   2  84    28.8
Zack Crockett        8   28  140    0   140   5.0   1  32    17.5
Felix Harris             28  141   24   117   4.2   0  32 
Shannon Baker       11    2   44    0    44  22.0   0  23     4.0
Tamarick Vanover    11    9   60   17    43   4.8   1  15     3.9
Jason Peirce              2    4    1     3   1.5   0   4 
Mike Heath                1    0    2    -2  -2.0   0  -2 
Kevin Knox          10    2    1   13   -12  -6.0   0   1    -1.2
Danny Kanell        11    6   11   30   -19  -3.2   0  11    -1.7

Total.........      11  256 2572  320  2252   8.8  26  88t  204.7
Opponents.....      11  400 1524  421  1103   2.8   3  44   100.3


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Charlie Ward        11  127.38 365-204-17   .559 2647  22  68t  240.6
Danny Kanell        11  118.20  20-  9- 0   .450  135   1        12.3
Sean Jackson         8  486.40   1-  1- 0  1.000   46   0  46     5.8
Shannon Baker       11    0.00   1-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0     0.0

Total.........      11  127.51 387-214-17   .553 2828  23  68t  257.1
Opponents.....      11   96.65 386-182-18   .472 2114  15  60t  192.2


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Tamarick Vanover    11  42   581  13.8   4  60t   52.8
Kez McCorvey        11  34   521  15.3   6  35t   47.4
Kevin Knox          10  35   396  11.3   3  24    39.6
Matt Frier           7  22   340  15.5   2  68t   48.6
Shannon Baker       11  22   297  13.5   3  44t   27.0
Tiger McMillon      11  18   224  12.4   1  48t   20.4
'OMar Ellison       10  11   155  14.1   0  32    15.5
William Floyd       11  10   137  13.7   1  33    12.5
Lonnie Johnson      11   8    80  10.0   2  24     7.3
Clyde Allen          5   4    36   9.0   1  16     7.2
Sean Jackson         8   6    32   5.3   0   7     4.0
Felix Harris             2    29  14.5   0  29 

Total.........      11 214  2828  13.2  23  68t  257.1
Opponents.....      11 182  2114  11.6  15  60t  192.2


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Corey Sawyer         33  488  14.8  1  74t
Clifton Abraham       2   28  14.0  1  18t

Total.........       35  516  14.7  2  74t
Opponent......       18  123   6.8  0  17 


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Corey Sawyer          7    0   0.0  0   0 
Leon Fowler           3  100  33.3  1  94t
Clifton Abraham       3   32  10.7  1  32t
Tommy Henry           1   24  24.0  0  24 
John Davis            1   12  12.0  0  12 
Ken Alexander         1    0   0.0  0   0 
Lavon Brown           1    0   0.0  0   0 
Corey Fuller          1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       18  168   9.3  2  94t
Opponent......       17  255  15.0  1  39t


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Tamarick Vanover      8   413 51.6  2  96t
Tiger McMillon       10   209 20.9  0  32 
Shannon Baker         1    90 90.0  1  90t
Felix Harris          3    50 16.7  0  23 
Dante Snodgrass       2    30 15.0  0  20 
William Floyd         2    23 11.5  0  12 
Chris Hall            1     4  4.0  0   4 

Total.........       27   819 30.3  3  96t
Opponent......       57  1246 21.9  0  83 


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Ken Alexander         3    0   0.0  0   .    1
Clifton Abraham       2    0   0.0  0   .    2
Derrick Alexander     2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Tommy Henry           2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Eric Smith            1    0   0.0  0   .    2
Lavon Brown           1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Corey Sawyer          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Richard Coes          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Toddrick McIntosh     1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Gerald Owens          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Leon Fowler           0    0    .   0   .    3
Reggie Freeman        0    0    .   0   .    1
Derrick Brooks        0    0    .   0   .    1
Marvin Jones          0    0    .   0   .    1
John Davis            0    0    .   0   .    1
Steve Gilmer          0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       13        0.0  0       14
Opponent......       14        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Dan Mowrey            0  10-18   51-55   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    81
William Floyd        10   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    60
Tamarick Vanover      7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Charlie Ward          6   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-1   0   0    36
Kez McCorvey          6   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    36
Shannon Baker         4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Sean Jackson          4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Tiger McMillon        4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Clyde Allen           3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Kevin Knox            3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Clifton Abraham       2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Matt Frier            2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Lonnie Johnson        2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Zack Crockett         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Leon Fowler           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Corey Sawyer          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Reggie Freeman        0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   1     2
====================================================================
FSU                  56  10-18   51-55   0-0   0   0-1   0   1   419
Opponent             19  13-19   17-17   0-0   0   0-2   0   1   172
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
William Floyd
9
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Tamarick Vanover
1
4
.
.
.
.
2
.
.
Charlie Ward
6
.
22
.
.
.
.
.
.
Kez McCorvey
.
6
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Shannon Baker
.
3
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
Sean Jackson
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Tiger McMillon
3
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Clyde Allen
2
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Kevin Knox
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Clifton Abraham
.
.
.
1
.
1
.
.
.
Matt Frier
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Lonnie Johnson
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Zack Crockett
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Leon Fowler
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Corey Sawyer
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Danny Kanell
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
26
23
23
2
.
2
3
.
.
Opponents
3
15
15
1
.
.
.
.
.
R = Rushing
C = Catch
P = Pass
I = Interception
FR = Fumble Recovery/Return
PR = Punt Return/Blocked Punt
KR = Kickoff Return
L = Lateral
FK = Free Kick Return


TOTAL OFFENSE        G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G
--------------------------------------------------
Charlie Ward        11  465   504 2647  3151 286.5
Tiger McMillon      11  116   579    0   579  52.6
Sean Jackson         8   97   489   46   535  66.9
William Floyd       11   61   222    0   222  20.2
Clyde Allen          5   13   144    0   144  28.8
Zack Crockett        8   28   140    0   140  17.5
Felix Harris             28   117    0   117
Danny Kanell        11   26   -19  135   116  10.5
Shannon Baker       11    3    44    0    44   4.0
Tamarick Vanover    11    9    43    0    43   3.9
Jason Peirce              2     3    0     3
Mike Heath                1    -2    0    -2
Kevin Knox          10    2   -12    0   -12  -1.2

Total.........      11  643  2252 2828  5080 461.8
Opponent......      11  786  1103 2114  3217 292.5


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Dan Mowrey           10-18  .556  0- 0  5- 6  3- 7  2- 5  0- 0 42
FG SEQUENCE Dan Mowrey
DUKE
(38), 42, (30)
CLEMSON
(29)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
(21), (42)
WAKE FOREST
43, 28
MIAMI
39, 38, (22), (28), (41), 39
NORTH CAROLINA
(37)
GEORGIA TECH
None
VIRGINIA
35
MARYLAND
None
TULANE
40
FLORIDA
(26)
NEBRASKA
(40), (24)
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
John Wimberly       44 1534  34.9  53                0
Scott Holmes         5  192  38.4  46                0

Total.........      49 1726  35.2  53                0
Opponent......      78 2964  38.0                     


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Tamarick Vanover    11   43   581    0  413    0    0 1037  94.3
Tiger McMillon      11  579   224    0  209    0    0 1012  92.0
Sean Jackson         8  489    32    0    0    0    0  521  65.1
Kez McCorvey        11    0   521    0    0    0    0  521  47.4
Charlie Ward        11  504     0    0    0    0    0  504  45.8
Corey Sawyer        11    0     0  488    0    0    0  488  44.4
Shannon Baker       11   44   297    0   90    0    0  431  39.2
Kevin Knox          10  -12   396    0    0    0    0  384  38.4
William Floyd       11  222   137    0   23    0    0  382  34.7
Matt Frier           7    0   340    0    0    0    0  340  48.6
Felix Harris            117    29    0   50    0    0  196
Clyde Allen          5  144    36    0    0    0    0  180  36.0
'OMar Ellison       10    0   155    0    0    0    0  155  15.5
Zack Crockett        8  140     0    0    0    0    0  140  17.5
Leon Fowler         11    0     0    0    0  100    0  100   9.1
Lonnie Johnson      11    0    80    0    0    0    0   80   7.3
Clifton Abraham     11    0     0   28    0   32    0   60   5.5
Dante Snodgrass           0     0    0   30    0    0   30
Tommy Henry               0     0    0    0   24    0   24
John Davis          11    0     0    0    0   12    0   12   1.1
Chris Hall                0     0    0    4    0    0    4
Jason Peirce              3     0    0    0    0    0    3
Mike Heath               -2     0    0    0    0    0   -2
Danny Kanell        11  -19     0    0    0    0    0  -19  -1.7

Total.........      11 2252  2828  516  819  168    0 6583 598.5
Opponent......      11 1103  2114  123 1246  255    0 4841 440.1


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Marvin Jones        10   70   41   111   6.0-         3.0-           .      3    .    .      1   .   .
Derrick Brooks      11   55   43    98   5.0-         3.5-           .      1    .    .      1   .   .
Ken Alexander       11   40   30    70   4.0-            .          1-  0   1    .   3-  0   1   .   .
Carl Simpson        11   31   34    65   5.0-         9.0-           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Dan Footman         11   23   42    65   3.0-         4.0-           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
John Nance          11   23   37    60   4.0-         0.5-           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Leon Fowler         11   33   26    59      .            .          3-100   9    .    .      3   .   .
John Davis          11   32   20    52   3.0-         2.0-          1- 12   1    .    .      1   .   .
Clifton Abraham     11   36   12    48   3.0-            .          3- 32   9    .   2-  0   2   2   .
Reggie Freeman      11   19   26    45   1.0-         8.0-           .      .    .    .      1   .   1
Toddrick McIntosh   11   22   22    44   4.0-         2.0-           .      1    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Derrick Alexander   10   14   24    38   5.0-         3.0-           .      1    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Sterling Palmer     11   17   20    37   4.0-         3.0-           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Corey Fuller        11   24   10    34      .            .          1-  0   6    .    .      .   .   .
Lavon Brown         11   21   12    33      .         0.5-          1-  0   .    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Corey Sawyer        11   25    4    29      .            .          7-  0   9    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Tommy Henry              20    6    26   1.0-            .          1- 24   7    .   2-  0   .   1   .
Todd Rebol               15   11    26   2.0-            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Eric Smith               12   10    22   1.0-         1.0-           .      .    .   1-  0   2   .   .
Chris Cowart              5   17    22      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Devin Bush               11   10    21      .         1.5-           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Ed Clark                  9   12    21      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Troy Sanders              8   12    20   1.0-            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
James Roberson           12    7    19   1.0-         2.5-           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chris Hall                8    8    16      .            .           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Richard Coes              8    6    14      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Deondri Clark             2   12    14      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Alonzo Horner             6    7    13      .         1.0-           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tyrant Marion             4    9    13      .         1.5-           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Steve Gilmer              3    5     8      .         1.0-           .      2    .    .      1   .   .
Dulack Guerrier           4    2     6      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Enzo Armella              2    2     4   1.0-            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Andy Crowe                2    1     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Gerald Owens              1    2     3      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Corey James               1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Kendrick Scott            1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  DU      CU      NCS     WF      UM      UNC     GT      UVa     UMd     TU      UF      UN      
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 2  Clifton Abraham              12-12  D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RC    D-RC    D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB 
54  Kevin Adams                   0- 0                                                                                           
90  Derrick Alexander            10- 0          xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
36  Ken Alexander                12-12  D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB 
20  Clyde Allen                   6- 0          xx              xx      xx                              xx      xx              xx
75  Enzo Armella                  1- 0                          xx                                                               
51  Robbie Baker                  9- 7          xx                      xx      O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C   
 1  Shannon Baker                12- 2  O-FLK   O-FLK   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
13  Mike Barre'                   0- 0                                                                                           
26  Harold Battles                0- 0                                                                                           
23  Eric Black                    0- 0                                                                                           
10  Derrick Brooks               12-12  D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB 
31  Lavon Brown                  11- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
11  Devin Bush                    8- 0          xx              xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx
78  Danny Campbell                0- 0                                                                                           
83  Kamari Charlton               0- 0                                                                                           
91  Deondri Clark                 6- 0          xx                              xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx
39  Ed Clark                      8- 2  D-SLB   D-SLB           xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx              xx
16  Richard Coes                  7- 0                  xx      xx      xx              xx              xx              xx      xx
79  Forrest Conoly                0- 0                                                                                           
93  Chris Cowart                  4- 0          xx              xx      xx      xx                                               
45  Henri Crockett                0- 0                                                                                           
32  Zack Crockett                10- 0  xx              xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
59  Andy Crowe                    5- 0          xx              xx      xx              xx                                      xx
18  John Davis                   12-12  D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS  
82  Terry Davis                   0- 0                                                                                           
 7  Aaron Dely                    0- 0                                                                                           
64  Jeff Deremer                  0- 0                                                                                           
72  Mark DeWitt                   0- 0                                                                                           
63  Jason Dillaberry              0- 0                                                                                           
70  John Donaldson                0- 0                                                                                           
30  'OMar Ellison                 7- 0  xx      xx      xx              xx              xx                      xx              xx
60  Marvin Ferrell                8- 7  O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT                                    xx      O-TT    O-TT  
68  John Flath                    2- 0                                                                          xx              xx
72  Larry Fleming                 0- 0                                                                                           
44  William Floyd                12-12  O-TE    O-TE    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB  
58  Dan Footman                  12-12  D-LDE   D-LDE   D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LDE   D-LDE   D-LDE   D-LDE   D-LDE   D-LDE   D-LDE 
71  Todd Fordham                  0- 0                                                                                           
 3  Leon Fowler                  12-12  D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS  
97  Reggie Freeman               12-12  D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB 
73  Greg Frey                     0- 0                                                                                           
12  Matt Frier                    7- 3  xx      xx      O-SE    O-SE    O-SE                                            xx      xx
 4  Corey Fuller                 11- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
64  Ed Galloway                   0- 0                                                                                           
26  Shawn Gay                     0- 0                                                                                           
61  Eric Gibbs                    1- 0          xx                                                                               
42  Mike Gibson                   0- 0                                                                                           
 6  Steve Gilmer                  9- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx
87  Billy Glenn                   2- 0                                  xx                                                      xx
19  Keg Goodwin                   0- 0                                                                                           
99  Dulack Guerrier               2- 0                                                                  xx      xx               
21  Chris Hall                    6- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx                      xx      xx                       
28  Sean Hamlet                   0- 0                                                                                           
24  Felix Harris                  8- 2  O-FB    O-FB    xx      xx                              xx      xx      xx      xx       
84  Warren Hart                   0- 0                                                                                           
18  Mike Heath                    1- 0                                                                          xx               
91  Michael Hendricks             0- 0                                                                                           
41  Tommy Henry                  12- 2  D-LCB   D-LCB   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
77  Jesus Hernandez               3- 0                                  xx                                      xx              xx
38  Scott Holmes                  2- 0                                                                          xx      xx       
40  Alonzo Horner                 7- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx                              xx
35  Sean Jackson                  9- 5  O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    xx      xx                              xx      xx
71  Corey James                   1- 0                                                                          xx               
85  Lonnie Johnson               11-10          xx      O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE  
55  Marvin Jones                 12-10  xx      xx      D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB 
13  Danny Kanell                  8- 0          xx              xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx              xx
37  Chris Keen                    0- 0                                                                                           
13  Mack Knight                   0- 0                                                                                           
81  Kevin Knox                    9- 0  xx      xx      xx              xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx
46  Phil Labedzki                 0- 0                                                                                           
67  Juan Laureano                 7- 5                                  xx      O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT            xx
29  Sean Liss                     0- 0                                                                                           
78  Marcus Long                   0- 0                                                                                           
82  Brad Lundstrom                0- 0                                                                                           
86  Tyrant Marion                 5- 0          xx              xx      xx                              xx      xx               
88  Kez McCorvey                 11- 7  xx      xx              xx      xx      O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE  
14  Jeff McCrone                  0- 0                                                                                           
76  Eric McGill                   4- 0          xx                      xx                                      xx              xx
94  Toddrick McIntosh            12-12  D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG  
12  Matt McLeod                   0- 0                                                                                           
33  Tiger McMillon               12- 7  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB  
69  Patrick McNeil               12-12  O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG  
89  Wayne Messam                  0- 0                                                                                           
 3  Jeff Metarko                  0- 0                                                                                           
 9  Dan Mowrey                   12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
57  John Nance                   10- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx
92  Gerald Owens                  1- 0                                                                          xx               
56  Sterling Palmer              11- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
84  Jim Patterson                 1- 0          xx                                                                               
49  Jason Peirce                  2- 0                                                                  xx      xx               
83  Matt Platto                   0- 0                                                                                           
 5  Jason Powers                  0- 0                                                                                           
48  Todd Rebol                    9- 0          xx              xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
47  James Roberson                6- 0                          xx      xx                              xx      xx      xx      xx
98  Kelly Rush                    0- 0                                                                                           
62  Troy Sanders                  8- 0          xx      xx              xx      xx      xx              xx      xx              xx
 8  Corey Sawyer                 12-10  xx      xx      D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB 
64  Kendrick Scott                1- 0                                                          xx                               
46  Travis Sherman                1- 0          xx                                                                               
53  Clay Shiver                   7- 5  O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C                                     xx              xx
95  Carl Simpson                 12-12  D-RDE   D-RDE   D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RDE   D-RDE   D-RDE   D-RDE   D-RDE   D-RDE   D-RDE 
43  Eric Smith                    8- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx              xx
22  Marquette Smith               0- 0                                                                                           
35  Dante Snodgrass               2- 0                                                                  xx      xx               
96  Connell Spain                 0- 0                                                                                           
 7  Jon Stark                     0- 0                                                                                           
52  Robert Stevenson             12-12  O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST  
21  Rich Sudder                   0- 0                                                                                           
 5  Gerry Thomas                  0- 0                                                                                           
66  Lewis Tyre                   12-12  O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG  
80  Tamarick Vanover             12-12  O-SE    O-SE    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL  
17  Charlie Ward                 12-12  O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB  
19  John Wimberly                11- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx
27  Brian Xanders                 3- 0          xx                      xx                                      xx               

FLORIDA STATE 48, DUKE 21

09/05/1992, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1993 FSU Media Guide, Page 70

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The first game of 1992 promised to be a historic event for Florida State. The contest marked FSU's first as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference; it also initiated quarterback Charlie Ward, an exciting talent who had gained national attention as point guard of the Seminole basketball team.

Finally, the Seminoles unveiled a new offensive wrinkle by using the one back set for the first time.

Amid all the changes, Florida State fielded perhaps its best defense ever. The group proved its prowess on Duke's first series, forcing a Blue Devil punt after three plays. On Florida State's opening series, Ward got an unpleasant welcome to the ACC when he was intercepted by Tee Edwards.

The Seminole defense returned the favor when FSU free safety Leon Fowler picked off a pass on the six and returned it 94 yards for the payoff. It was the fourth longest interception return for a touchdown in Tribe history.

FSU's first game jitters continued in the first quarter when Edwards picked off his second Ward pass. On the next play, FSU's Marvin Jones recovered a fumble on the Duke 12 yard line. Ward quickly capitalized, scrambling six yards for his first collegiate touchdown and a 14 point Seminole lead.

Forty two seconds later, DU back up quarterback Spence Fischer needed only one play to change Duke's outlook, connecting with Jon Jensen on a 60 yard touchdown pass.

On the next series, the Seminoles marched 55 yards, capping the drive with a 38 yard field goal by Dan Mowrey. FSU scored one more time in the half, Ward finding Kez McCorvey in the end zone for six. The Seminoles carried a 24-7 lead into the locker room.

The second half began on an ominous note for Florida State when Ward was picked off for the fourth time. But the Seminole signal caller soon exhibited an ability to hit the big play, connecting with McCorvey from 19 yards out for a 31-7 FSU lead.

Blue Devil Brad Breedlove took the ensuing kickoff 83 yards before Tommy Henry dragged him down on the FSU 13. Fischer needed only one play to find paydirt. He completed a 13 yard pass to Ray Wright to make the score 31-14.

Not to be outdone, Ward finished FSU's next possession with a 68 yard touchdown pass to Matt Frier to put the Seminoles ahead 38-14. Florida State added two more scores, on a 30 yard field goal by Mowrey and a 20 yard reception by McCorvey, the sophomore's third TD catch of the day.

Duke added seven points to its total when Robert Baldwin scooted two yards into the end zone with time running out to make the final score 48-21.

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

1st   7- 0  Leon Fowler, 94, interception return (Dan Mowrey, kick), 10:48
     14- 0  Charlie Ward, 6, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 2:02 
     14- 7  Opp, 60, pass (kick), 1:40 
2nd  17- 7  Dan Mowrey, 38, field goal, 13:04
     24- 7  Kez McCorvey, 6, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 1:04 
3rd  24- 7  Opp, 45, field goal failed, 10:28
     31- 7  Kez McCorvey, 19, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 7:35 
     31-14  Opp, 13, pass (kick), 7:16 
     38-14  Matt Frier, 68, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 6:35 
4th  38-14  Dan Mowrey, 42, field goal failed, 10:28
     41-14  Dan Mowrey, 30, field goal, 5:17 
     48-14  Kez McCorvey, 20, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 1:46 
     48-21  Opp, 2, run (kick), 0:45 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 19 Rushes-yards 44-225 33- 16 Passing 269 308 Att-Comp-Int 33-17-4 43-21-2 Total Yards 77-494 76-324 Punt Returns 3-15 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-56 9-235 Interception Ret. 2-94 4-53 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 3-44.0 7-31.0 Sacks By-Yds 6-38 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 6-2 Penalties-Yds 16-113 8-48 3rd Down Conversions 5-14 1-14 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-2 Time of Posession 30:19 29:41 Attendance 60,751 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Charlie Ward 9- 84 Sean Jackson 15- 60 Tiger McMillon 8- 35 Felix Harris 2- 27 William Floyd 6- 18 Zack Crockett 2- 6 Tamarick Vanover 2- -5 Receiving Matt Frier 2- 80 Kez McCorvey 4- 73 'OMar Ellison 3- 51 Kevin Knox 3- 21 Sean Jackson 3- 19 Tamarick Vanover 1- 16 Tiger McMillon 1- 9 Passing Charlie Ward 33-17-4-269 Punt Return Clifton Abraham 1- 10 Corey Sawyer 2- 5 Kickoff Return Tiger McMillon 2- 56 Punting John Wimberly 3- 132 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marvin Jones 8 5 13 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Dan Footman 4 3 7 2.0- 9.0 2.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . John Davis 5 1 6 2.0- 18.0 2.0- 18.0 . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 3 3 6 1.0- . . . . . . . . Reggie Freeman 4 2 6 1.0- . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 2 1 3 . . 2- 94 . . . . . . John Nance 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Clifton Abraham 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . 1 . Toddrick McIntosh 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Carl Simpson . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Tommy Henry . 2 2 . . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Steve Gilmer 2 . 2 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . 1 . . Chris Hall . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FLK   1  Shannon Baker
QB   17  Charlie Ward
FB   24  Felix Harris
TB   35  Sean Jackson
TE   44  William Floyd
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
SG   66  Lewis Tyre
TG   69  Patrick McNeil
SE   80  Tamarick Vanover
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
FS    3  Leon Fowler
OLB  10  Derrick Brooks
SS   18  John Davis
WLB  36  Ken Alexander
SLB  39  Ed Clark
LCB  41  Tommy Henry
LDE  58  Dan Footman
NG   94  Toddrick McIntosh
RDE  95  Carl Simpson
OLB  97  Reggie Freeman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 6  Steve Gilmer
 8  Corey Sawyer
 9  Dan Mowrey
12  Matt Frier
19  John Wimberly
21  Chris Hall
30  'OMar Ellison
##  NAME
-----------------------------
32  Zack Crockett
33  Tiger McMillon
55  Marvin Jones
57  John Nance
81  Kevin Knox
88  Kez McCorvey

FLORIDA STATE 24, CLEMSON 20

09/12/1992, CLEMSON, SC

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From the 1993 FSU Media Guide, Page 71

CLEMSON, SC - Florida State returned to the scene of one of its greatest wins to earn its first Atlantic Coast Conference road victory. The last time the Seminoles had played in Clemson's Death Valley, they went from defeat to victory in the closing seconds thanks to the infamous "puntrooskie".

The 1992 contest provided nearly as much excitement. In the end, Charlie Ward drove Florida State the length of the field with less than two minutes left to give the Tribe a 24-20 win.

The first two series were a replica of the early part of the Duke game. The FSU defense came up with a big play when Ken Alexander recovered a fumble. But Florida State's first possession was halted when Ward was picked off by Clemson's Norris Brown, who returned the ball to the FSU 41.

The Tigers could not capitalize and were forced to punt. The two teams exchanged punts again before FSU gained offensive momentum. In that series, Ward gave a glimpse of things to come, completing 3 of 4 passes for 54 yards and scrambling for another 34 yards. William Floyd plowed off left tackle for the one yard score to give the Seminoles a 7-0 lead as the first quarter ended.

Florida State's defense sparked the Seminoles' next score. Tommy Henry intercepted a Richard Moncrief pass, giving the Seminoles field position on the Clemson 34 yard line. A few plays later, Dan Mowrey connected on a 29 yard field goal.

Down 10-0, Clemson mounted a drive before halftime. The Tigers penetrated FSU territory and ended the first half on Nelson Welch's 47 yard field goal.

Two Ward miscues resulted in Clemson scores early in the third quarter. Robert O'Neal stepped in front of a pass to give Clemson the ball. Four plays later, Welch split the uprights from 24 yards out to shave FSU's margin to 10-6. Clemson soon took a 13-10 lead when James Trapp intercepted a Ward aerial and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown.

Ward continued his Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde act late in the quarter. This time, a good Mr. Hyde took over, hooking up with Matt Frier in the end zone to put FSU ahead 17-13. The defense had given Ward the opportunity when Clifton Abraham returned a Moncrief fumble 51 yards to the Clemson 39 yard line.

The Tigers responded. Moncrief lofted a 35 yard pass to Terry Smith at the end of a 76 yard drive to give the home team a 20-17 advantage early in the fourth quarter.

With time running out, Ward began to exhibit the qualities that FSU Head Coach Bobby Bowden had raved about in the preseason. Beginning at the FSU 23 with 5:26 left, the Seminole offense systematically ate up ground on the way to the end zone. Four different receivers were on the ends of Ward passes. Finally, Kevin Knox caught the game winner, a nine yarder with 2:08 left that gave FSU a 24-20 lead.

The Seminole defense snuffed out Clemson's last comeback chance when John Davis intercepted Moncrief's final pass to seal the FSU victory.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
3
7
7
24
CLEMSON
0
3
10
7
20

1st   7- 0  William Floyd, 1, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 1:51 
2nd  10- 0  Dan Mowrey, 29, field goal, 1:02 
     10- 3  Opp, 47, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  10- 6  Opp, 24, field goal, 12:31
     10-13  Opp, 39, interception return (kick), 10:28
     17-13  Matt Frier, 11, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 0:17 
4th  17-20  Opp, 35, pass (kick), 11:11
     24-20  Kevin Knox, 9, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 2:08 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 15 Rushes-yards 35-106 42-154 Passing 258 109 Att-Comp-Int 39-20-4 24-13-2 Total Yards 74-364 66-263 Punt Returns 0-0 1-3 Kickoff Returns 3-43 3-39 Interception Ret. 2-36 4-109 Fumble Returns 2-51 0-0 Punts 3-38.3 5-36.6 Sacks By-Yds 1-3 2-2 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 4-2 Penalties-Yds 7-52 5-35 3rd Down Conversions 5-15 6-18 Time of Posession 30:54 29:06 Attendance 83,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Charlie Ward 11- 53 Sean Jackson 13- 37 Tiger McMillon 8- 23 William Floyd 3- 6 Kevin Knox 1- -13 Receiving Kevin Knox 6- 72 Matt Frier 4- 53 Kez McCorvey 3- 47 'OMar Ellison 1- 32 Shannon Baker 3- 29 Lonnie Johnson 1- 13 Tiger McMillon 1- 10 Sean Jackson 1- 2 Passing Charlie Ward 39-20-4-258 Kickoff Return Tiger McMillon 3- 43 Punting John Wimberly 3- 115 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ken Alexander 6 4 10 1.0- 1.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Marvin Jones 5 3 8 . . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 7 . 7 . . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 4 1 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . 1- 51 . . . Carl Simpson 4 1 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Reggie Freeman 1 3 4 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Henry 3 . 3 . . 1- 24 1 . . . . . Corey Fuller 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Deondri Clark 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . John Nance 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Dan Footman 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . John Davis . 2 2 . . 1- 12 . . . . . . Devin Bush 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Chris Cowart . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Matt Frier 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Shannon Baker 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gilmer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Charlie Ward 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tiger McMillon 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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FLK   1  Shannon Baker
QB   17  Charlie Ward
FB   24  Felix Harris
TB   35  Sean Jackson
TE   44  William Floyd
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
SG   66  Lewis Tyre
TG   69  Patrick McNeil
SE   80  Tamarick Vanover
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
FS    3  Leon Fowler
OLB  10  Derrick Brooks
SS   18  John Davis
WLB  36  Ken Alexander
SLB  39  Ed Clark
LCB  41  Tommy Henry
LDE  58  Dan Footman
NG   94  Toddrick McIntosh
RDE  95  Carl Simpson
OLB  97  Reggie Freeman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Corey Fuller
 6  Steve Gilmer
 8  Corey Sawyer
 9  Dan Mowrey
11  Devin Bush
12  Matt Frier
13  Danny Kanell
19  John Wimberly
20  Clyde Allen
21  Chris Hall
27  Brian Xanders
30  'OMar Ellison
31  Lavon Brown
33  Tiger McMillon
40  Alonzo Horner
43  Eric Smith
46  Travis Sherman
##  NAME
-----------------------------
48  Todd Rebol
51  Robbie Baker
55  Marvin Jones
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
59  Andy Crowe
61  Eric Gibbs
62  Troy Sanders
76  Eric McGill
81  Kevin Knox
84  Jim Patterson
85  Lonnie Johnson
86  Tyrant Marion
88  Kez McCorvey
90  Derrick Alexander
91  Deondri Clark
93  Chris Cowart

FLORIDA STATE 34, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 13

09/19/1992, RALEIGH, NC

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From the 1993 FSU Media Guide, Page 72

RALEIGH, NC - A September date at N.C. State marked Bobby Bowden's 100th road game as the Florida State head coach. By the end of the afternoon, Bowden's status as college football's "King of the Road" was further assured with a 34-13 FSU victory in Raleigh.

The Seminoles came in with a balanced game plan, reestablishing the running game while testing the Wolfpack secondary, especially deep. The FSU defense, meanwhile, was as stifling as it had been in the previous two games, holding N.C. State to two field goals and one late touchdown on the day.

The first quarter was a defensive struggle as neither team threatened. Early in the second period, N.C. State drew first blood when Steve Videtich split the posts from 24 yards out for three points.

Florida State could not be stopped for long. Sophomore cornerback Corey Sawyer picked off a Terry Jordan pass at the FSU 13. Four plays later, Charlie Ward hit Tamarick Vanover in full stride, and the speedy freshman outran the defense the rest of the way. The touchdown play covered 60 yards and gave the Seminoles a 7-3 advantage.

On its next possession, FSU again used its speed to take advantage of N.C. State's secondary. This time, Ward hit Shannon Baker on the fly for 32 yards and the score to give the Seminoles a 14-3 halftime advantage.

Florida State picked up where it left off in the third quarter.

The offense, having found its rhythm, ate up time and chunks of field while the defense continued flexing its muscle. FSU's first possession of the half moved 68 yards and resulted in a Dan Mowrey field goal.

N.C. State shaved the Seminole lead to 17-6 when Videtich connected on a 41 yard three pointer late in the third quarter. Florida State went back to its bread and butter play of the day to put the game away. Ward threw his third long distance pass, a 44 yarder to Baker, to increase FSU's lead to 24-6.

Sawyer then played the thief again, picking off his second pass to put the offense back on the field. Sean Jackson scampered 15 yards into the end zone for the Seminoles' fourth and final touchdown.

Although three of Florida State's touchdowns came via Ward bombs, the running game was also key. For the first time in 1992, a Florida State tailback went over the century mark with Jackson accumulating 101 yards on 12 carries. Backup Tiger McMillon contributed 92 yards on 14 tries.

The Wolfpack finally got in the endzone in the fourth quarter. Geoff Bender hit Reggie Lawrence on an out pattern and the split end raced 39 yards for a touchdown, making the final score Florida State 34, N.C. State 13.

For the third game in a row, Florida State's defense put in a stellar performance. Sawyer tied a school record by picking off three passes on the day. The Seminoles recorded six tackles for loss and held the Wolfpack to only two third down conversions on 13 attempts.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
14
10
10
34
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
3
3
7
13

2nd   0- 3  Opp, 24, field goal, 8:15 
      7- 3  Tamarick Vanover, 60, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 3:47 
     14- 3  Shannon Baker, 32, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 0:43 
3rd  17- 3  Dan Mowrey, 21, field goal, 12:13
     17- 6  Opp, 41, field goal, 3:11 
     24- 6  Shannon Baker, 44, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 1:30 
4th  31- 6  Sean Jackson, 15, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 8:38 
     34- 6  Dan Mowrey, 42, field goal, 7:02 
     34-13  Opp, 39, pass (kick), 5:45 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 17 Rushes-yards 41-191 37-182 Passing 275 154 Att-Comp-Int 30-16-1 32-13-3 Total Yards 71-466 69-336 Punt Returns 5-67 4-33 Kickoff Returns 2-34 5-91 Interception Ret. 3-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 7-36.6 7-41.3 Sacks By-Yds 1-10 3-29 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1 Penalties-Yds 4-30 2-25 3rd Down Conversions 5-15 2-13 Time of Posession 31:52 28:08 Attendance 53,900 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sean Jackson 12- 101 Tiger McMillon 14- 92 Zack Crockett 4- 7 Felix Harris 5- 3 William Floyd 1- 1 Charlie Ward 5- -13 Receiving Tamarick Vanover 5- 105 Shannon Baker 2- 76 Kevin Knox 4- 38 'OMar Ellison 1- 20 Matt Frier 1- 14 William Floyd 1- 9 Sean Jackson 1- 7 Lonnie Johnson 1- 6 Passing Charlie Ward 30-16-1-275 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 5- 67 Kickoff Return Felix Harris 2- 34 Punting John Wimberly 7- 256 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marvin Jones 9 . 9 . . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . John Davis 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 4 . 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Derrick Alexander 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Freeman 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Carl Simpson 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Sterling Palmer 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 3 . 3 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Tommy Henry 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Troy Sanders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 1 . 1 . . 3- 0 . . . . . . Eric Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Alonzo Horner 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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SE   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
TB   35  Sean Jackson
FB   44  William Floyd
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
SG   66  Lewis Tyre
TG   69  Patrick McNeil
FL   80  Tamarick Vanover
TE   85  Lonnie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
FS    3  Leon Fowler
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
OLB  10  Derrick Brooks
SS   18  John Davis
WLB  36  Ken Alexander
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LE   58  Dan Footman
NG   94  Toddrick McIntosh
RE   95  Carl Simpson
OLB  97  Reggie Freeman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Shannon Baker
 4  Corey Fuller
 9  Dan Mowrey
16  Richard Coes
19  John Wimberly
24  Felix Harris
30  'OMar Ellison
31  Lavon Brown
32  Zack Crockett
##  NAME
-----------------------------
33  Tiger McMillon
40  Alonzo Horner
41  Tommy Henry
43  Eric Smith
56  Sterling Palmer
62  Troy Sanders
81  Kevin Knox
90  Derrick Alexander

FLORIDA STATE 35, WAKE FOREST 7

09/26/1992, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1993 FSU Media Guide, Page 73

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State celebrated Parents' Weekend in Tallahassee by extending its ACC unbeaten streak to four, defeating Wake Forest, 35-7. The third largest crowd in FSU history - 62,915 - watched a game that was nearly over at halftime.

Wake Forest was forced to punt after three downs on its first series, and Corey Sawyer proved that the Florida State tradition of great punt returners/defensive backs continues, returning the punt 36 yards to the Wake Forest 34. Three plays later, Charlie Ward nailed Tamarick Vanover with an 18 yard strike for the game's first score.

The underdog Demon Deacons evened the score on their third possession. On nine plays, Wake drove 74 yards, Roger Pettus snagging an 18 yard pass from Keith West to finish an impressive drive.

The score would not remain tied for long as Vanover took the ensuing kickoff at the four, broke up the middle and turned on the burners to streak past the Wake Forest coverage team. The return covered 96 yards to tie for the fifth longest in FSU history.

Florida State's running game was firmly established on its next drive. Tiger McMillon was the primary weapon, carrying the ball six times, spinning and scampering for 34 yards. He also finished the drive, squeezing through the middle for a two yard touchdown run.

The Tribe tallied seven more points in the middle of the second quarter, using a combination of passing and rushing to advance before William Floyd plunged six yards through the middle for the score. The half ended with the Seminoles comfortably ahead, 28-7.

Florida State notched its final points of the contest with one minute left in the third quarter when a third FSU running back found the end zone in dramatic fashion. Sean Jackson took a pitch, turned the corner on the left side and raced 88 yards for the score, the third longest run from scrimmage in Florida State history.

The game saw a number of firsts for some young Seminoles. Freshman quarterback Danny Kanell completed his first career pass, and inside linebacker Ken Alexander made his first interception.

Florida State came away with it's fourth straight victory and looked ahead to a meeting with top ranked Miami, while Wake Forest left town with a measure of respect on its way to a surprisingly successful season.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
7
0
0
0
7
FLORIDA STATE
14
14
7
0
35

1st   7- 0  Tamarick Vanover, 18, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 12:19
      7- 0  Dan Mowrey, 43, field goal failed, 5:26 
      7- 7  Opp, 18, pass (kick), 2:42 
     14- 7  Tamarick Vanover, 96, kickoff return (Dan Mowrey, kick), 2:26 
2nd  21- 7  Tiger McMillon, 2, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 12:28
     28- 7  William Floyd, 6, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 7:18 
     28- 7  Dan Mowrey, 28, field goal failed, 0:03 
3rd  35- 7  Sean Jackson, 88, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 1:54 
4th  35- 7  Opp, 46, field goal failed, 8:28 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 15 Rushes-yards 36-205 35- 94 Passing 256 196 Att-Comp-Int 35-20-0 40-21-2 Total Yards 71-461 75-290 Punt Returns 4-85 1-4 Kickoff Returns 1-96 3-55 Interception Ret. 2-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 3-0 Punts 5-33.2 8-36.6 Sacks By-Yds 4-20 3-22 Fumbles-Lost 4-3 1-0 Penalties-Yds 6-51 6-44 3rd Down Conversions 8-16 1-15 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-3 Time of Posession 28:23 31:37 Attendance 62,915 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sean Jackson 10- 93 Tiger McMillon 13- 75 Charlie Ward 4- 27 William Floyd 3- 9 Zack Crockett 1- 7 Felix Harris 3- 4 Danny Kanell 2- -10 Receiving Tamarick Vanover 8- 94 Matt Frier 6- 94 Kez McCorvey 4- 41 Clyde Allen 1- 16 Shannon Baker 1- 11 Passing Charlie Ward 29-19-0-240 Danny Kanell 6- 1-0- 16 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 4- 85 Kickoff Return Tamarick Vanover 1- 96 Punting John Wimberly 5- 166 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Devin Bush 4 2 6 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 5 1 6 2.0- 7.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 2 3 5 1.0- 5.0 . . 1 . . . . . Corey Sawyer 5 . 5 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Tommy Henry 3 1 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Chris Hall 2 2 4 . . . 1 . . . . . James Roberson 3 1 4 2.0- 5.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Carl Simpson 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Marvin Jones 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Alonzo Horner 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . John Davis 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith 2 . 2 2.0- 11.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . John Nance 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Ed Clark . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dan Footman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gilmer . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Freeman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Enzo Armella . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Cowart . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Andy Crowe 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander . 1 1 1.0- 5.0 . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
SE   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
TB   35  Sean Jackson
FB   44  William Floyd
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
SG   66  Lewis Tyre
TG   69  Patrick McNeil
FL   80  Tamarick Vanover
TE   85  Lonnie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RC    2  Clifton Abraham
FS    3  Leon Fowler
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
OLB  10  Derrick Brooks
SS   18  John Davis
WLB  36  Ken Alexander
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LE   58  Dan Footman
NG   94  Toddrick McIntosh
RE   95  Carl Simpson
OLB  97  Reggie Freeman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Shannon Baker
 4  Corey Fuller
 6  Steve Gilmer
 9  Dan Mowrey
11  Devin Bush
13  Danny Kanell
16  Richard Coes
19  John Wimberly
20  Clyde Allen
21  Chris Hall
24  Felix Harris
31  Lavon Brown
32  Zack Crockett
33  Tiger McMillon
##  NAME
-----------------------------
39  Ed Clark
40  Alonzo Horner
41  Tommy Henry
43  Eric Smith
47  James Roberson
48  Todd Rebol
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
59  Andy Crowe
75  Enzo Armella
86  Tyrant Marion
88  Kez McCorvey
93  Chris Cowart

MIAMI 19, FLORIDA STATE 16

10/03/1992, CORAL GABLES, FL

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From the 1993 FSU Media Guide, Page 74

MIAMI, FL - The Seminoles had revenge on their minds when they entered the Orange Bowl to face the top ranked Miami Hurricanes. The previous year, Florida State lost to UM when a last second field goal sailed wide right. In 1992, the Seminoles hoped to atone for that near miss. But the Hurricanes, playing at home where they had not lost in 47 games, had other ideas.

In the end, FSU suffered a case of "deja vu" when Dan Mowrey's game tying field goal went wide right as time expired, allowing the Hurricanes to hang on for a 19-16 win.

The game began with a bang when FSU freshman sensation Tamarick Vanover took the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, silencing the sell out crowd of 77,338. Sixteen seconds into the game, the Tribe held a seven point advantage.

The game then turned into a defensive struggle with both teams going at each other like heavyweight prize fighters in the oppressive heat and humidity of Miami. And when the offenses finally got in position to add points, special teams turned them away. Both the Hurricanes and Seminoles blocked field goals in the first quarter.

Early in the second period, Miami's offense put together a drive that culminated in a 24 yard field goal by Dane Prewitt. With the crowd and momentum on its side, the Hurricanes began to make an offensive move. On the first play of Miami's next series, UM quarterback Gino Torretta faked a reverse, then found tight end Coleman Bell wide open for a 29 yard touchdown.

With a 10-7, lead, the Hurricanes grabbed control of the first half. But Florida State refused to quit as Corey Sawyer took a punt back 50 yards to the Hurricane 19. The Seminoles marched to the five, but could not get into the end zone. Mowrey split the uprights with a 22 yard field goal as the half ended for a 10-10 halftime tie.

Defense continued to dominate in the third quarter. Mowrey broke the tie with a 38 yard field goal after a 10 play, 62 yard drive that lasted over four minutes.

The Seminoles took an ominous six point lead in the final period when Mowrey was perfect on a 41 yard field goal. Miami responded like a champion by driving 58 yards for the go ahead touchdown on its next possession. Torretta hit Lamar Thomas with a 33 yard pass for the score and a 17-16 lead.

Then, Florida State relived the past. With 6:50 left, FSU and Miami exchanged punts. Sawyer took the Hurricane punt deep in FSU's territory and tried to turn the tide for his team by turning in a long punt return. Miami denied him the opportunity by tackling him in the end zone for a safety to take a 19-16 lead.

With players on both teams mentally and physically exhausted, Florida State got the ball one more time. Beginning on the FSU 19 yard line with 1:35 left, Ward directed a magnificent drive. On fourth and 12, he hit Kez McCorvey overthe middle for a 25 yard completion. A few plays later, Matt Frier made a diving catch for a gain of 17, and Ward added two scampers for 19 yards.

With seconds remaining, Mowrey attempted a 39 yard field goal that went wide right and once again, Miami had found a way to defeat the Seminoles.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
3
3
3
16
MIAMI
0
10
0
9
19

1st   7- 0  Tamarick Vanover, 94, kickoff return (Dan Mowrey, kick), 14:44
      7- 0  Opp, 44, field goal blocked by Tommy Henry, 8:12 
      7- 0  Dan Mowrey, 39, field goal blocked, 4:40 
2nd   7- 3  Opp, 24, field goal, 12:49
      7-10  Opp, 29, pass (kick), 7:36 
      7-10  Dan Mowrey, 38, field goal failed, 1:44 
     10-10  Dan Mowrey, 22, field goal, 0:19 
3rd  10-10  Opp, 22, field goal failed, 11:56
     13-10  Dan Mowrey, 28, field goal, 2:57 
4th  16-10  Dan Mowrey, 41, field goal, 9:05 
     16-17  Opp, 33, pass (kick), 6:50 
     16-19  Opp, safety, 2:59 
            Note: Sawyer tackled in the end zone during a punt return.  
     16-19  Dan Mowrey, 39, field goal failed, 0:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 14 Rushes-yards 38- 67 28- 65 Passing 261 252 Att-Comp-Int 40-20-2 48-20-1 Total Yards 78-328 76-317 Punt Returns 4-80 3-24 Kickoff Returns 3-131 3-86 Interception Ret. 1-0 2-22 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 7-36.4 11-41.1 Sacks By-Yds 1-8 7-48 Fumbles-Lost 5-2 2-1 Penalties-Yds 7-28 5-60 3rd Down Conversions 3-18 4-18 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-0 Time of Posession 31:48 28:12 Attendance 77,338 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sean Jackson 7- 42 Tiger McMillon 11- 30 Charlie Ward 19- -2 William Floyd 1- -3 Receiving Matt Frier 7- 70 William Floyd 3- 57 Kez McCorvey 2- 49 Tiger McMillon 3- 37 Kevin Knox 2- 23 Tamarick Vanover 2- 15 Clyde Allen 1- 10 Passing Charlie Ward 40-20-2-261 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 5- 80 Tommy Henry 1- 18 Kickoff Return Tamarick Vanover 2- 103 Tiger McMillon 1- 28 Punting John Wimberly 7- 255 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marvin Jones 4 5 9 . . . 1 . . . . . Derrick Brooks . 6 6 . . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 2 3 5 . . . 1 . . 1 . . Carl Simpson 3 1 4 2.0- 1.0- . . . . . . . John Davis 3 1 4 1.0- . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 3 . 3 . . 1- 0 2 . . . . . Clifton Abraham 3 . 3 . . . 2 . 1- 0 . . . John Nance 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Dan Footman . 2 2 0.5- . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer 1 1 2 0.5- . . . . . . . . Reggie Freeman . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Charlie Ward 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gilmer . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 1 . 1 . . . 2 . . . . . Lonnie Johnson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 1 . 1 1.0- . . . . . . . . Matt Frier 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Hall . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Henry . . . . . . 1 . 1- 0 . 1 . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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SE   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
TB   35  Sean Jackson
FB   44  William Floyd
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
SG   66  Lewis Tyre
TG   69  Patrick McNeil
FL   80  Tamarick Vanover
TE   85  Lonnie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RC    2  Clifton Abraham
FS    3  Leon Fowler
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
OLB  10  Derrick Brooks
SS   18  John Davis
WLB  36  Ken Alexander
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LE   58  Dan Footman
NG   94  Toddrick McIntosh
RE   95  Carl Simpson
OLB  97  Reggie Freeman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Shannon Baker
 4  Corey Fuller
 6  Steve Gilmer
 9  Dan Mowrey
11  Devin Bush
13  Danny Kanell
16  Richard Coes
19  John Wimberly
20  Clyde Allen
21  Chris Hall
27  Brian Xanders
30  'OMar Ellison
31  Lavon Brown
32  Zack Crockett
33  Tiger McMillon
39  Ed Clark
40  Alonzo Horner
41  Tommy Henry
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  Eric Smith
47  James Roberson
48  Todd Rebol
51  Robbie Baker
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
59  Andy Crowe
62  Troy Sanders
67  Juan Laureano
76  Eric McGill
77  Jesus Hernandez
81  Kevin Knox
86  Tyrant Marion
87  Billy Glenn
88  Kez McCorvey
90  Derrick Alexander
93  Chris Cowart

FLORIDA STATE 36, NORTH CAROLINA 13

10/10/1992, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1993 FSU Media Guide, Page 75

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State hoped to rebound from the loss to Miami and get its focus back on the Atlantic Coast Conference race against North Carolina. Carolina came to Doak Campbell Stadium planning to take advantage of the Seminoles' mood and put the first blemish on Florida State's ACC record.

In the end, it was the Seminoles who kept on track toward their first league title with a 36-13 victory over the Tar Heels in front of a crowd of 60,553 in Tallahassee.

FSU proved the Miami game was behind it on the first series. North Carolina attempted to avoid the Seminole kick returners by pooch kicking the ball. But Tiger McMillon took the kick at the 21 and raced 30 yards to the Tar Heel 49. Eleven plays later, Sean Jackson sprinted around the right side for a touchdown. For the first time all season, Dan Mowrey missed the extra point.

On its next possession, North Carolina was forced to punt after three downs. Corey Sawyer took the punt and broke through the coverage, juking the last defender for a 74 yard score. Midway through the first quarter, FSU held a 13-0 advantage.

UNC answered with a successful march of its own. Quarterback Jason Stanicek finished the 61 yard drive by hitting Corey Holliday with a 23 yard touchdown pass at 6:14 of the first quarter.

Dan Mowrey nailed a 37 yard field goal to pull FSU ahead by nine. On its next possession, the Seminoles added to the lead with the help of a trick play. Charlie Ward handed off to Jackson, who stopped and heaved a 46 yard pass to Tamarick Vanover. Two plays later, William Floyd finished the drive by diving one yard over the goal line. The extra point kick was wide.

The Tar Heels got the ball back before halftime when Jonathan Perry blind sided backup quarterback Danny Kanell, causing him to fumble. Tripp Pignetti capitalized by kicking a 44 yard field goal with no time on the clock to make the halftime score 22-10, FSU.

The Florida State defense again came up with a big play in the third quarter when Ken Alexander recovered a Natrone Means fumble in UNC territory. The offense soon took advantage of the miscue, Ward scrambling three yards to the end zone.

Following a 50 yard drive, Pignetti kicked his second field goal, splitting the uprights from 47 yards out for North Carolina's final points.

Florida State further salted UNC's wound in the game's final moments, completing an 82 yard drive with Vanover taking a reverse five yards for the final points of the 36-13 FSU win.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NORTH CAROLINA
7
3
3
0
13
FLORIDA STATE
13
9
7
7
36

1st   6- 0  Sean Jackson, 1, run (Dan Mowrey, kick failed), 10:00
     13- 0  Corey Sawyer, 74, punt return/blocked punt (Dan Mowrey, kick), 8:52 
     13- 7  Opp, 23, pass (kick), 6:14 
2nd  16- 7  Dan Mowrey, 37, field goal, 4:15 
     22- 7  William Floyd, 1, run (Dan Mowrey, kick failed), 1:54 
     22-10  Opp, 44, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  22-10  Opp, 45, field goal failed, 12:53
     29-10  Charlie Ward, 3, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 6:49 
     29-13  Opp, 47, field goal, 2:31 
4th  36-13  Tamarick Vanover, 5, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 1:37 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 12 Rushes-yards 49-189 37-122 Passing 170 101 Att-Comp-Int 28-14-2 25-8-0 Total Yards 77-359 62-223 Punt Returns 4-103 3-25 Kickoff Returns 2-39 5-107 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-29 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-9 Punts 4-36.5 9-42.1 Sacks By-Yds 3-20 1-4 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-1 Penalties-Yds 3-33 4-22 3rd Down Conversions 10-17 2-15 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-1 Time of Posession 33:15 26:45 Attendance 60,553 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sean Jackson 18- 76 Tiger McMillon 15- 50 William Floyd 8- 32 Shannon Baker 1- 21 Charlie Ward 5- 9 Tamarick Vanover 1- 5 Danny Kanell 1- -4 Receiving Tamarick Vanover 5- 89 Shannon Baker 3- 33 Kez McCorvey 2- 27 Kevin Knox 2- 13 Lonnie Johnson 1- 9 Tiger McMillon 1- -1 Passing Charlie Ward 22-10-2- 87 Sean Jackson 1- 1-0- 46 Danny Kanell 5- 3-0- 37 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 4- 103 Kickoff Return Tiger McMillon 2- 39 Punting John Wimberly 4- 146 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Derrick Brooks 5 5 10 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 3 3 6 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Chris Cowart 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Marvin Jones 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . John Davis 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 2 2 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Derrick Alexander 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Carl Simpson 1 2 3 2.0- 14.0 2.0- 14.0 . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer 2 1 3 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Tommy Henry 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Clifton Abraham 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Troy Sanders 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 1 1 2 1.0- 3.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . John Nance . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Devin Bush 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Deondri Clark 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gilmer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Juan Laureano 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Freeman . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Dan Footman . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Shannon Baker 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Alonzo Horner . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   17  Charlie Ward
TB   33  Tiger McMillon
FB   44  William Floyd
C    51  Robbie Baker
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
SG   66  Lewis Tyre
TT   67  Juan Laureano
TG   69  Patrick McNeil
FL   80  Tamarick Vanover
TE   85  Lonnie Johnson
SE   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
FS    3  Leon Fowler
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
OLB  10  Derrick Brooks
SS   18  John Davis
WLB  36  Ken Alexander
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LDE  58  Dan Footman
NG   94  Toddrick McIntosh
RDE  95  Carl Simpson
OLB  97  Reggie Freeman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Shannon Baker
 4  Corey Fuller
 6  Steve Gilmer
 9  Dan Mowrey
11  Devin Bush
15  Danny Kanell
19  John Wimberly
31  Lavon Brown
35  Sean Jackson
40  Alonzo Horner
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Tommy Henry
43  Eric Smith
48  Todd Rebol
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
62  Troy Sanders
81  Kevin Knox
90  Derrick Alexander
91  Deondri Clark
93  Chris Cowart

FLORIDA STATE 29, GEORGIA TECH 24

10/17/1992, ATLANTA, GA

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From the 1993 FSU Media Guide, Page 76

ATLANTA, GA - From the start, Florida State's match up with Georgia Tech had the makings of a classic. The game pitted high school rivals Shawn Jones of Georgia Tech and Charlie Ward of Florida State at quarterback. In addition, FSU had not beaten Tech in eight previous meetings. Finally, the Seminoles seemed to be on cruise control through the ACC, and a feisty Georgia Tech team planned to play the role of spoilers.

For a while, it looked like the Yellow Jackets would fill that role as they took a 21-7 lead early in the fourth quarter. Florida State's offense was sputtering, and Jones and company had found a groove.

Trailing 7-6 at halftime, Georgia Tech came out of the locker room ready. On its second series of the third period, Jones burned the FSU secondary with a 41 yard pass to Bobby Rodriguez that took the Jackets to the Seminole five. From there, Dorsey Levens got around the right corner for six. Jones tried to convert on a two point play, but was called for intentional grounding.

Tech cornerback Marlon Williams further frustrated FSU on its next drive by stepping in front of a Ward pass for an interception. After an 18 yard return, the Yellow Jackets stood first and goal on the FSU 10. A face mask penalty and a loss on a rushing play had Tech looking at third and 28. But Jones remained poised and hit Jason McGill for a touchdown. Again, the two point conversion failed when Michael Smith was tackled short of the goal line. With the third quarter winding down, Georgia Tech held an 18-7 advantage.

Florida State found itself in a deeper hole at the start of the fourth after Scott Sisson nailed a 20 yard field goal.

In desperation, the Seminole offense finally came alive. Working from the shotgun and without a huddle, Ward connected on 6 of 8 passes and scrambled for 24 yards on FSU's first fourth quarter drive. William Floyd bulldozed through the middle to make the score 21-14.

Sisson added another field goal for Tech with just over five minutes remaining. Ten points behind, Ward once again proved to be best in the clutch. Eating up 80 yards on a combination of medium range passes and quarterback keepers, Ward finished the drive by slipping into the end zone from five yards out. The two point conversion attempt fell incomplete, and the Seminoles trailed 24-20 with 3:20 left.

Dan Mowrey kicked a perfect bouncing onside kick that FSU's Corey Sawyer recovered. Once again, Ward commanded a perfect series. With FSU facing fourth and five at the Tech 17 and the Yellow Jackets blitzing, Ward found Kez McCorvey open in the flat. McCorvey put a move on the defender and dove into the end zone for the go ahead touchdown.

The Yellow Jackets had one more chance from their own seven yard line with 1:42 left. But Jones lost yardage and was run out of the end zone by FSU's Reggie Freeman for a safety. Tech tried the onside kick, but McCorvey came up with it to safeguard the 29-24 win.

At the start of the game, it appeared the Seminoles would handle Georgia Tech. FSU marched with relative ease on its first drive, Floyd snagging a three yard Ward pass for the game's first points. Sisson kept Tech in the game, kicking field goals from 43 and 51 yards out.

Some considered the FSU win the best comeback victory in school history. Fans marveled at the heroics of Ward, who accounted for 206 of FSU's 207 yards on three touchdown drives in the final stanza.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
0
0
22
29
GEORGIA TECH
0
6
12
6
24

1st   7- 0  William Floyd, 3, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 9:10 
2nd   7- 3  Opp, 43, field goal, 14:11
      7- 6  Opp, 51, field goal, 0:15 
3rd   7-12  Opp, 5, run (pass failed), 8:56 
      7-18  Opp, 28, pass (pass failed), 6:40 
4th   7-21  Opp, 20, field goal, 14:27
     14-21  William Floyd, 1, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 11:36
     14-24  Opp, 35, field goal, 5:20 
     20-24  Charlie Ward, 5, run (Charlie Ward, pass failed), 3:20 
     27-24  Kez McCorvey, 17, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 1:48 
     29-24  Reggie Freeman, safety, 0:47 
            Note: Freeman tackled the quarterback in the end zone.      


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 18 Rushes-yards 42-188 40-108 Passing 190 185 Att-Comp-Int 34-21-2 36-17-0 Total Yards 76-378 76-293 Punt Returns 3-41 3-16 Kickoff Returns 0-0 3-40 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-25 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 5-38.0 5-37.4 Sacks By-Yds 5-34 2-25 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 10-88 9-70 3rd Down Conversions 3-12 10-20 4th Down Conversions 3-3 0-1 Time of Posession 29:46 30:14 Attendance 46,226 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Charlie Ward 13- 65 Sean Jackson 13- 57 William Floyd 6- 26 Tamarick Vanover 2- 24 Tiger McMillon 6- 9 Zack Crockett 2- 7 Receiving Kez McCorvey 3- 54 'OMar Ellison 5- 43 William Floyd 4- 32 Tamarick Vanover 5- 27 Tiger McMillon 3- 24 Shannon Baker 1- 10 Passing Charlie Ward 32-20-2-183 Danny Kanell 2- 1-0- 7 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 2- 23 Tamarick Vanover 1- 18 Punting John Wimberly 5- 190 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Derrick Brooks 11 2 13 5.0- 18.0 1.0- 9.0 . 1 . . . . . Reggie Freeman 4 2 6 1.0- 1.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . 1 Ken Alexander 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 5 1 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 3 2 5 2.0- 5.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . Marvin Jones 5 . 5 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Dan Footman 3 1 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . John Davis 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Leon Fowler 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Carl Simpson 2 . 2 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer . 2 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Tommy Henry 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . John Nance 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Andy Crowe 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . William Floyd 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Troy Sanders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Deondri Clark 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   17  Charlie Ward
TB   33  Tiger McMillon
FB   44  William Floyd
C    51  Robbie Baker
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
SG   66  Lewis Tyre
TT   67  Juan Laureano
TG   69  Patrick McNeil
FL   80  Tamarick Vanover
TE   85  Lonnie Johnson
SE   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
FS    3  Leon Fowler
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
OLB  10  Derrick Brooks
SS   18  John Davis
WLB  36  Ken Alexander
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LDE  58  Dan Footman
NG   94  Toddrick McIntosh
RDE  95  Carl Simpson
OLB  97  Reggie Freeman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Shannon Baker
 4  Corey Fuller
 9  Dan Mowrey
15  Danny Kanell
16  Richard Coes
19  John Wimberly
30  'OMar Ellison
31  Lavon Brown
32  Zack Crockett
##  NAME
-----------------------------
35  Sean Jackson
41  Tommy Henry
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
59  Andy Crowe
62  Troy Sanders
90  Derrick Alexander
91  Deondri Clark

FLORIDA STATE 13, VIRGINIA 3

10/31/1992, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

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From the 1993 FSU Media Guide, Page 77

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On Halloween night, Virginia was ready to play trick or treat on Florida State on a rainy night before 45,000 fans in Scott Stadium. A win at UVA would be a milestone for Florida State, clinching its first conference crown and giving Bobby Bowden his 150th victory at FSU. With those goals in mind, the Seminoles would not be denied.

Weather conditions combined with strong defensive performances by both teams led to a low scoring contest. Both teams struggled to hold onto the pigskin as Virginia recovered two fumbles, and FSU picked up one ball and picked off two passes. The two teams combined for 15 punts in the game.

The Cavaliers were the first to strike, finishing a 56 yard drive with a 37 yard field goal by Michael Husted to start the second quarter. Florida State responded with a similar drive, but Dan Mowrey's field goal attempt from 35 yards was no good.

Having discovered away to penetrate Virginia's defense, it was only a matter of time before the Seminoles notched their first points. With excellent field position on the Cavalier 36 yard line, Charlie Ward completed FSU's first touchdown drive with a 27 yard pass to Tamarick Vanover. At the half, FSU led 7-3.

Florida State took control of the game by controlling the third quarter. On the final drive of the period, FSU marched 75 yards, Ward scrambling the final 16 yards for the score. The extra point missed, but FSU held a 10 point advantage.

With victory still well within the Cavaliers' reach in the fourth quarter, the Seminole defense held while the offense missed two chances to break the game open. Ward and company were stifled when two bad exchanges between center and quarterback resulted in fumbles. The first came on second and goal on the Virginia two yard line, and the second occurred on the Cavalier 21. Both possessions took valuable time off the clock and enabled Florida State to hold on to win, 13-3.

There were many Florida State heroes in the ACC clinching win. Sophomore tailback Tiger McMillon, starting in place of an injured Sean Jackson, ran rampant for 138 yards, the top total of the season by an FSU running back. William Floyd added 83 yards on the ground.

Offensive tackle Robert Stevenson was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week following his performance against Virginia All-American Chris Slade, and Derrick Brooks picked up the slack on defense with Marvin Jones out with a sprained ankle, tallying 10 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
6
0
13
VIRGINIA
0
3
0
0
3

2nd   0- 3  Opp, 37, field goal, 13:28
      0- 3  Dan Mowrey, 35, field goal failed, 10:57
      7- 3  Tamarick Vanover, 27, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 6:18 
3rd  13- 3  Charlie Ward, 16, run (Dan Mowrey, kick failed), 0:27 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 11 Rushes-yards 54-285 44-146 Passing 128 49 Att-Comp-Int 30-11-0 19-7-2 Total Yards 84-413 63-195 Punt Returns 4-54 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-30 2-36 Interception Ret. 2-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 7-25.6 8-38.8 Sacks By-Yds 5-50 1-6 Fumbles-Lost 5-2 2-1 Penalties-Yds 9-75 3-25 3rd Down Conversions 8-17 4-16 4th Down Conversions 1-1 1-1 Time of Posession 31:26 28:34 Attendance 45,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tiger McMillon 25- 138 William Floyd 14- 83 Charlie Ward 11- 55 Zack Crockett 3- 14 Tamarick Vanover 1- -5 Receiving Kez McCorvey 3- 51 Tiger McMillon 5- 45 Tamarick Vanover 1- 27 Lonnie Johnson 1- 5 Felix Harris 1- 0 Passing Charlie Ward 29-11-0-128 Shannon Baker 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 4- 54 Kickoff Return Tiger McMillon 1- 26 Chris Hall 1- 4 Punting John Wimberly 7- 179 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Derrick Brooks 6 3 9 2.5- 17.0 1.5- 12.0 . . . . . . . Dan Footman 2 3 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Ken Alexander 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . John Nance 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 2 1 3 1.0- 3.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Leon Fowler 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . 1 . . Ed Clark 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 2 . 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . John Davis 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer 1 1 2 1.5- 13.0 0.5- 9.0 . . . . . . . Alonzo Horner 2 . 2 1.0- 10.0 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . Reggie Freeman 2 . 2 2.0- 28.0 2.0- 28.0 . . . . 1 . . Corey Sawyer 1 . 1 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Carl Simpson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Henry 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Deondri Clark . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Scott . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   17  Charlie Ward
TB   33  Tiger McMillon
FB   44  William Floyd
C    51  Robbie Baker
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
SG   66  Lewis Tyre
TT   67  Juan Laureano
TG   69  Patrick McNeil
FL   80  Tamarick Vanover
TE   85  Lonnie Johnson
SE   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
FS    3  Leon Fowler
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
OLB  10  Derrick Brooks
SS   18  John Davis
WLB  36  Ken Alexander
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LDE  58  Dan Footman
NG   94  Toddrick McIntosh
RDE  95  Carl Simpson
OLB  97  Reggie Freeman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Shannon Baker
 4  Corey Fuller
 9  Dan Mowrey
19  John Wimberly
21  Chris Hall
24  Felix Harris
31  Lavon Brown
32  Zack Crockett
39  Ed Clark
##  NAME
-----------------------------
40  Alonzo Horner
41  Tommy Henry
48  Todd Rebol
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
64  Kendrick Scott
90  Derrick Alexander
91  Deondri Clark

FLORIDA STATE 69, MARYLAND 21

11/07/1992, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC Champ

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From the 1993 FSU Media Guide, Page 78

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Before all was said and done on Homecoming Weekend in Tallahassee, Florida State and Maryland had rewritten the record books. Appropriately enough, a school record 64,127 fans watched the Seminole offense smash 11 school records and six ACC marks in a 69-21 romp over the Terrapins. The win completed a perfect (8-0) run through the Atlantic Coast Conference for Florida State and secured a New Year's Day bowl bid for the ACC champs.

Florida State countered Maryland's explosive offense with a no huddle attack of its own, featuring Charlie Ward working out of the shotgun formation. The new look dubbed the Fast Break, paid off as FSU scored on every possession in the first half. The offense earned over four and a half football fields of yardage in the first stanza alone.

From the outset, Ward ran the Fast Break to perfection, driving FSU 83 yards in 2:38 to start the game. The quarterback finished it off by streaking in from the eight yard line for the Seminoles'first six. Maryland evened the score when John Kaleo connected with Richard Harris from 23 yards out on its first drive.

The rest of the half belonged to Florida State as the home team tallied five more touchdowns. William Floyd fought his way in from the one for the go ahead score. A little more than three minutes later, FSU's blitzkrieg offense struck again when Ward delivered a 19 yard pass to Kevin Knox for a 21-7 lead.

Ward continued to add to his mounting numbers by lofting a flawless throw to Kez McCorvey for a 35 yard touchdown at 9:03 of the second quarter. On its next possession, Florida State further dumbfounded the Maryland defense with the "Crocodile" play. Ward threw the ball across the field to Shannon Baker. Baker looked downfield, then passed the ball back to Ward who charged 28 yards to the three yard line. Clyde Allen scooted in to complete the drive.

Florida State notched seven more points before intermission for a 42-7 halftime advantage. Knox pulled in his second touchdown pass of the game, this one from 21 yards away.

The Seminoles tempered the offensive show in the last two quarters, but still added 27 points. Playing in only one series in the second half, Ward found Lonnie Johnson wide open in the end zone at 11:50 of the third quarter. With 506 yards rushing and passing, he broke the Seminole single game total offense record before leaving in favor of second team quarterback Danny Kanell and reserves Mike Heath and Mike Barre'.

With a 49-7 lead, Florida State put the brakes on its offense and went to the ground. But Seminole running backs easily broke through the overworked Maryland defense. Tiger McMillon scored on a 44 yard run and Allen raced 84 yards before getting pushed out of bounds at the four. His effort was the longest non-touchdown run from scrimmage in school history. He then finished the drive by breaking through the middle into the end zone. Zack Crockett added the last FSU touchdown of the game, going 32 yards for a score.

Maryland added 14 points to its total as Jermaine Lewis snagged a 38 yard pass from Kaleo, and Frank Wycheck scored from three yards out to make the final FSU 69, Maryland 21.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MARYLAND
7
0
7
7
21
FLORIDA STATE
14
28
20
7
69

1st   7- 0  Charlie Ward, 8, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 8:37 
      7- 7  Opp, 23, pass (kick), 4:34 
     14- 7  William Floyd, 1, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 1:21 
2nd  21- 7  Kevin Knox, 19, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 12:53
     28- 7  Kez McCorvey, 35, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 9:03 
     35- 7  Clyde Allen, 3, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 5:50 
     35- 7  Opp, 38, field goal failed, 3:01 
     42- 7  Kevin Knox, 21, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 1:57 
3rd  49- 7  Lonnie Johnson, 6, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 11:50
     56- 7  Tiger McMillon, 44, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 7:03 
     56-14  Opp, 38, pass (kick), 5:26 
     62-14  Clyde Allen, 4, run (Dan Mowrey, kick blocked), 4:30 
4th  69-14  Zack Crockett, 32, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 12:49
     69-21  Opp, 3, run (kick), 8:25 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 40 27 Rushes-yards 45-424 33-101 Passing 434 335 Att-Comp-Int 41-28-0 42-27-0 Total Yards 86-858 75-436 Punt Returns 1--4 0-0 Kickoff Returns 4-53 8-171 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 0- 0.0 6-36.0 Sacks By-Yds 5-17 1-7 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 11-96 6-40 3rd Down Conversions 9-12 5-15 4th Down Conversions 1-2 1-2 Time of Posession 28:57 31:03 Attendance 64,127 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Charlie Ward 7- 111 Clyde Allen 5- 103 Tiger McMillon 5- 70 Zack Crockett 8- 52 Felix Harris 10- 46 Shannon Baker 1- 23 Tamarick Vanover 2- 9 Danny Kanell 2- 4 Jason Peirce 1- 4 William Floyd 3- 1 Kevin Knox 1- 1 Receiving Tamarick Vanover 7- 107 Kevin Knox 5- 83 Kez McCorvey 3- 59 Shannon Baker 5- 54 Tiger McMillon 3- 52 William Floyd 3- 39 Felix Harris 1- 29 Lonnie Johnson 2- 11 Passing Charlie Ward 37-26-0-395 Danny Kanell 4- 2-0- 39 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 1- -4 Kickoff Return Tiger McMillon 1- 17 Tamarick Vanover 1- 15 William Floyd 1- 11 Dante Snodgrass 1- 10 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Davis 3 4 7 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 2 4 6 2.0- 13.0 1.0- . . . . . . . Marvin Jones 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Carl Simpson 3 2 5 2.0- 3.0 1.0- . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 3 1 4 3.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . . Devin Bush 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Chris Hall 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson 1 2 3 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion 1 2 3 2.0- 10.0 1.0- . . . . . . . Reggie Freeman . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 2 . 2 2.0- 6.0 2.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Troy Sanders . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer . 2 2 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Richard Coes 1 1 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Ed Clark 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Deondri Clark 1 1 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . John Nance 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dan Footman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Henry . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Dulack Guerrier 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gilmer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   17  Charlie Ward
TB   33  Tiger McMillon
FB   44  William Floyd
C    51  Robbie Baker
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
SG   66  Lewis Tyre
TT   67  Juan Laureano
TG   69  Patrick McNeil
FL   80  Tamarick Vanover
TE   85  Lonnie Johnson
SE   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
FS    3  Leon Fowler
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
OLB  10  Derrick Brooks
SS   18  John Davis
WLB  36  Ken Alexander
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LDE  58  Dan Footman
NG   94  Toddrick McIntosh
RDE  95  Carl Simpson
OLB  97  Reggie Freeman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Shannon Baker
 4  Corey Fuller
 6  Steve Gilmer
 9  Dan Mowrey
11  Devin Bush
15  Danny Kanell
16  Richard Coes
20  Clyde Allen
21  Chris Hall
24  Felix Harris
31  Lavon Brown
32  Zack Crockett
35  Dante Snodgrass
39  Ed Clark
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Tommy Henry
43  Eric Smith
47  James Roberson
48  Todd Rebol
49  Jason Peirce
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
62  Troy Sanders
81  Kevin Knox
86  Tyrant Marion
90  Derrick Alexander
91  Deondri Clark
99  Dulack Guerrier

FLORIDA STATE 70, TULANE 7

11/14/1992, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1993 FSU Media Guide, Page 79

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In the 10th and final meeting between Florida State and Tulane, the Seminoles did not give its longtime opponent a fond going away party. With Burt Reynolds and Walter Payton in attendance, and clad in brand new garnet pants, the Seminoles put on a show for their famous fans. Severely outmanned, the Green Wave looked more like a ripple in taking its worst beating in school history, 70-7.

The game was nearly a continuation of the previous week, as the Tribe again showcased the Fast Break Offense. FSU scored 35 points in the first quarter alone.

William Floyd began the Seminole onslaught by plunging over the middle for a 7-0 lead to finish a drive. Two minutes later, the defense added seven more. Clifton Abraham blocked a punt, scooped it up and led the way 18 yards into the end zone.

FSU signal caller Charlie Ward connected on three touchdown passes in the initial quarter, on an 11 yard strike to Shannon Baker, a 48 yard bomb to Tiger McMillon and a six yard line drive to Kez McCorvey. Ward brought his total to four touchdown passes when Clyde Allen snared a four yarder in the second period.

The Florida State defense also dominated this game. Abraham scored his second touchdown of the day early in the second period, picking off a Billy Duncan pass and returning it 32 yards for the score.

Tulane avoided the shut out when Duncan completed an 18 yard touchdown pass to Terrance Strickland in second quarter action. As if to make TU pay for scoring, Tamarick Vanover caught the ensuing kickoff and handed off to Shannon Baker on the reverse. Baker went the length of the field, faking out the last defender en route to the end zone for a 90 yard kickoff return TD, FSU's third touchdown of its type on the year.

With the game well out of reach, the Seminoles coasted through the second half. Floyd increased the advantage to 63-7 when he plowed through the middle for his second touchdown of the day at 9:55 of the third quarter.

The final points of the game were tallied by FSU tight end Lonnie Johnson, who snagged a 12 yard pass from back up QB Danny Kanell. The freshman's first collegiate touchdown pass made the final score 70-7.

Florida State's defense had another great afternoon, holding Tulane to less than 200 yards of total offense. FSU defenders intercepted four passes and sacked Green Wave quarterbacks seven times. Corey Sawyer's seventh interception tied him for fourth place on the FSU single season list, while Carl Simpson's two sacks moved him to third on the all-time FSU sack list.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
TULANE
0
7
0
0
7
FLORIDA STATE
35
21
7
7
70

1st   7- 0  William Floyd, 1, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 12:35
     14- 0  Clifton Abraham, 18, punt return/blocked punt (Dan Mowrey, kick), 10:37
            Note: Abraham blocked the punt, picked the ball up on the 18
                  and scored.                                           
     14- 0  Dan Mowrey, 40, field goal failed, 8:57 
     21- 0  Shannon Baker, 11, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 2:29 
     28- 0  Tiger McMillon, 48, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 1:00 
     35- 0  Kez McCorvey, 5, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 0:00 
2nd  42- 0  Clyde Allen, 4, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 9:20 
     49- 0  Clifton Abraham, 32, interception return (Dan Mowrey, kick), 7:22 
     49- 7  Opp, 18, pass (kick), 0:52 
     56- 7  Shannon Baker, 90, kickoff return (Dan Mowrey, kick), 0:37 
3rd  63- 7  William Floyd, 1, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 9:55 
4th  70- 7  Lonnie Johnson, 12, pass from Danny Kanell (Dan Mowrey, kick), 14:50


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 26 10 Rushes-yards 47-232 41- 74 Passing 256 112 Att-Comp-Int 29-20-1 22-11-4 Total Yards 76-488 63-186 Punt Returns 4-68 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-110 8-168 Interception Ret. 4-38 1-17 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 3-38.0 8-34.3 Sacks By-Yds 6-23 1-9 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-2 Penalties-Yds 4-51 4-25 3rd Down Conversions 5-12 2-15 4th Down Conversions 2-3 1-3 Time of Posession 28:38 31:22 Attendance 60,127 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Zack Crockett 7- 47 Tiger McMillon 4- 46 Charlie Ward 7- 45 Clyde Allen 8- 41 Felix Harris 8- 37 William Floyd 8- 28 Jason Peirce 1- -1 Mike Heath 1- -2 Danny Kanell 1- -9 Receiving Tamarick Vanover 5- 58 Tiger McMillon 1- 48 Kez McCorvey 4- 42 Lonnie Johnson 2- 36 Shannon Baker 3- 30 Kevin Knox 2- 23 Clyde Allen 2- 10 'OMar Ellison 1- 9 Passing Charlie Ward 27-18-1-220 Danny Kanell 2- 2-0- 36 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 3- 50 Clifton Abraham 1- 18 Kickoff Return Shannon Baker 1- 90 Dante Snodgrass 1- 20 Punting Scott Holmes 2- 83 John Wimberly 1- 31 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marvin Jones 6 1 7 2.0- 5.0 1.0- . . . . . . . Carl Simpson 5 1 6 2.0- 13.0 2.0- 13.0 . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 5 . 5 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 2 2 4 . . 2- 32 . . . . 1 . Corey Fuller 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Devin Bush 2 2 4 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 1 2 3 . . 1- 6 2 . . . . . Ken Alexander 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . John Davis 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 2 . 2 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Dan Footman 1 1 2 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Ed Clark . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . Eric Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Gerald Owens 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Xanders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Troy Sanders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Henry 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer 1 . 1 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Freeman . 1 1 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Clay Shiver 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander . 1 1 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey James 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dulack Guerrier 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   17  Charlie Ward
TB   33  Tiger McMillon
FB   44  William Floyd
C    51  Robbie Baker
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
SG   66  Lewis Tyre
TT   67  Juan Laureano
TG   69  Patrick McNeil
FL   80  Tamarick Vanover
TE   85  Lonnie Johnson
SE   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
FS    3  Leon Fowler
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
OLB  10  Derrick Brooks
SS   18  John Davis
WLB  36  Ken Alexander
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LDE  58  Dan Footman
NG   94  Toddrick McIntosh
RDE  95  Carl Simpson
OLB  97  Reggie Freeman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Shannon Baker
 4  Corey Fuller
 6  Steve Gilmer
 9  Dan Mowrey
11  Devin Bush
15  Danny Kanell
18  Mike Heath
19  John Wimberly
20  Clyde Allen
24  Felix Harris
27  Brian Xanders
30  'OMar Ellison
31  Lavon Brown
32  Zack Crockett
35  Dante Snodgrass
38  Scott Holmes
39  Ed Clark
41  Tommy Henry
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  Eric Smith
47  James Roberson
48  Todd Rebol
49  Jason Peirce
53  Clay Shiver
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
60  Marvin Ferrell
62  Troy Sanders
68  John Flath
71  Corey James
76  Eric McGill
77  Jesus Hernandez
81  Kevin Knox
86  Tyrant Marion
90  Derrick Alexander
92  Gerald Owens
99  Dulack Guerrier

FLORIDA STATE 45, FLORIDA 24

11/28/1992, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1993 FSU Media Guide, Page 80

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Head Coach Bobby Bowden reached another milestone in his award laden career with Florida State's 45-24 victory over intrastate rival Florida in the Seminoles' final regular season game of 1992.

By winning 10 games for the sixth straight year, Bowden became the first coach in major college football history to achieve such remarkable success over so many years. Bowden's 1992 FSU team did it by beating the Gators soundly before a record crowd of 68,311 at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Florida received the first sign of a long day ahead when Tribe cornerback Corey Fuller made his first career interception on UF's first possession. Five minutes later, Sean Jackson took a handoff and carried a slew of Florida defenders into the end zone for a 10 yard score.

After the FSU defense forced a punt, Seminole QB Charlie Ward, working in the Fast Break Offense, tested the Gator secondary with middle to long range passes. On the next series, Ward went 4 for 4. Tamarick Vanover finished the drive with a diving catch of a tipped ball in the paint to make the Seminole lead 14-0.

Florida soon cut the advantage in half. Gator quarterback Shane Matthews threw a fade into the right corner of the end zone to Aubrey Hill at 3:22 of the first period.

With its lead dwindling, the Seminoles called on Vanover. The freshman took the kickoff at the 11, faked a reverse to Shannon Baker and ran past the coverage team before getting tripped up at the UF nine. Dan Mowrey soon added three points with a 26 yard field goal to make the score 17-7, FSU.

Florida's woes continued late in the first quarter when a reverse went awry and Derrick Alexander recovered the fumble. The Seminoles capitalized quickly; Tiger McMillon dove over the left pylon for a 24-7 FSU lead just minutes into the second quarter.

UF cut the lead to 10 when Charlie Dean caught a pass from Matthews in the flat and went eight yards for the score at the end of a six play, 46 yard drive.

On the kickoff, Florida decided to test the FSU return team again and paid for it when Vanover took the ball 76 yards to the UF 24 yard line. Four plays later, Ward faked the handoff and sprinted into the end zone from the three.

With a 31-14 edge, Florida State was well in command of the game. Florida attempted to regain some momentum on a 12 play drive that culminated in Judd Davis' 36 yard field goal.

However, the Seminoles responded to the score with one of their own. With time running out in the half, Ward directed the two minute offense to perfection and William Floyd finished it off, powering four yards over the goal line. At the half, the scoreboard read Florida State 38, Florida 17.

FSU tallied its final points of the game on the first possession of the second half. Floyd plunged up the middle from the one to give Florida State a 45-17 lead.

With Florida starting quarterback Shane Matthews on the bench, backup Terry Dean added the last points of the contest when he lobbed a ball four yards to Willie Jackson early in the fourth quarter.

There were many superstars in the FSU win. Kevin Knox grabbed 11 passes for 123 yards to post the best game by a Seminole wide receiver all year. Ward broke the school record for single season total offense.

The defense, led by Marvin Jones' 11 tackles, also had a strong performance, holding Florida to 41 yards rushing on the game, and minus seven yards on the ground in the first half.

The victory upped Bowden's record against Florida to 9-8 in 17 years as the Florida State coach.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA
7
10
0
7
24
FLORIDA STATE
17
21
7
0
45

1st   7- 0  Sean Jackson, 10, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 8:36 
     14- 0  Tamarick Vanover, 7, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 5:41 
     14- 7  Opp, 8, pass (kick), 3:22 
     17- 7  Dan Mowrey, 26, field goal, 1:20 
2nd  24- 7  Tiger McMillon, 2, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 13:16
     24-14  Opp, 8, pass (kick), 7:30 
     31-14  Charlie Ward, 3, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 6:06 
     31-17  Opp, 36, field goal, 2:05 
     38-17  William Floyd, 4, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 0:05 
3rd  45-17  William Floyd, 4, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 11:20
4th  45-24  Opp, 4, pass (kick), 11:05


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 26 21 Rushes-yards 32-140 30- 41 Passing 331 313 Att-Comp-Int 47-27-1 55-24-2 Total Yards 79-471 85-354 Punt Returns 3-25 3-18 Kickoff Returns 5-209 8-218 Interception Ret. 2-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 5-34.6 4-41.0 Sacks By-Yds 3-21 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2 Penalties-Yds 12-111 10-83 3rd Down Conversions 6-13 9-20 4th Down Conversions 0-1 3-5 Time of Posession 29:16 30:44 Attendance 68,311 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Charlie Ward 9- 70 Sean Jackson 8- 23 William Floyd 8- 21 Tiger McMillon 5- 11 Zack Crockett 1- 0 Receiving Kevin Knox 11- 123 Kez McCorvey 6- 78 Shannon Baker 4- 54 Tamarick Vanover 3- 43 Matt Frier 2- 29 Sean Jackson 1- 4 Passing Charlie Ward 47-27-1-331 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 3- 25 Kickoff Return Tamarick Vanover 3- 181 Felix Harris 1- 16 William Floyd 1- 12 Punting Scott Holmes 3- 109 John Wimberly 2- 64 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marvin Jones 4 7 11 3.0- 5.0 . . 2 . . . . . Clifton Abraham 5 2 7 . . . 1 . . . . . Corey Fuller 1 4 5 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . John Davis 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 3 2 5 . . . 2 . . . . . Derrick Brooks 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Carl Simpson 3 1 4 3.0- 19.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Tommy Henry 3 1 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Reggie Freeman 4 . 4 2.0- 10.0 2.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 2 1 3 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Devin Bush 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Dan Footman 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Corey Sawyer 1 . 1 . . . 2 . . . . . Derrick Alexander 1 . 1 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . James Roberson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gilmer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   17  Charlie Ward
TB   33  Tiger McMillon
FB   44  William Floyd
C    51  Robbie Baker
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
SG   66  Lewis Tyre
TG   69  Patrick McNeil
FL   80  Tamarick Vanover
TE   85  Lonnie Johnson
SE   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
FS    3  Leon Fowler
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
OLB  10  Derrick Brooks
SS   18  John Davis
WLB  36  Ken Alexander
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LDE  58  Dan Footman
NG   94  Toddrick McIntosh
RDE  95  Carl Simpson
OLB  97  Reggie Freeman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Shannon Baker
 4  Corey Fuller
 6  Steve Gilmer
 9  Dan Mowrey
11  Devin Bush
12  Matt Frier
16  Richard Coes
19  John Wimberly
24  Felix Harris
31  Lavon Brown
##  NAME
-----------------------------
32  Zack Crockett
35  Sean Jackson
38  Scott Holmes
41  Tommy Henry
47  James Roberson
48  Todd Rebol
56  Sterling Palmer
81  Kevin Knox
90  Derrick Alexander

FLORIDA STATE 27, NEBRASKA 14

01/01/1993, Orange Bowl, Miami, Fl

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From the 1993 FSU Media Guide, Page 81

MIAMI, FL - The Orange Bowl provided the perfect setting for a reunion. After all, the bowl itself was one Florida State had not visited since 1981, and FSU had never notched a post season win in the game. In addition, the matchup between Big Eight champ Nebraska and Florida State provided a chance for the two teams to get reacquainted. Nebraska was a familiar bowl foe for FSU as this game marked the third bowl meeting in six years for the two football powers.

Before the coin toss, the outcome seemed a foregone conclusion. Nobody, including the Nebraska school newspaper, believed the Cornhuskers stood a chance against Charlie Ward and Florida State's high powered offense, while the FSU defense appeared up to the challenge of stopping Nebraska's "WeBacks".

By the second quarter, the foundation of a rout had been built. The Tribe scored 20 unanswered points and the Cornhuskers were flailing in monsoon rain conditions. However, the January 1, 1993 torrential downpour affected FSU's style of play more, forcing the offense to replace the shotgun with a safer and slower I formation rushing attack.

Florida State tallied its first points of the contest midway through the first quarter. After Nebraska hit a brick wall on a fourth and one attempt on an early drive, the Seminole offense got the ball on its own 24 yard line.

Charlie Ward quickly directed a drive to the Cornhusker 25. From there, the FSU signal caller calmly hooked up with Tamarick Vanover for the first score of the game.

After an exchange of punts, an interception, and a missed field goal by Nebraska, FSU got going again. Vanover's 29 yard pickup on a reverse and Sean Jackson's 28 yard pass completion to Ward highlighted an FSU drive that resulted in a 40 yard field goal by Dan Mowrey. With 10:54 left in the half, the Tribe held a 10 point advantage.

A Nebraska mistake proved costly on the following series. Cornhusker quarterback Tommy Frazier, feeling the Seminole rush, attempted a late pitch. The ball sailed and FSU's Dan Footman recovered it on the two yard line. Three plays later, Ward hit Kez McCorvey with a four yard strike for a 17-0 FSU lead.

Mowrey added another field goal in the period, this one from 24 yards out. With a first half shutout looming, Nebraska went to the air. Frazier soon connected with Corey Dixon, who made a circus grab in the end zone for a 41 yard touchdown.

As the rain poured down, Florida State and Nebraska played a quiet final half, offensively. The two teams traded touchdowns with the Seminoles putting the game away in the third quarter. At the end of an 85 yard, 16 play drive that took nearly eight minutes off the clock, Jackson rattled and rolled 11 yards into the end zone, giving the Tribe a 20 point lead once again.

The Cornhuskers put the last points on the board with 10 minutes left in the game. Tight end Gerald Armstrong snared a one yard pass from Frazier.

Ward was named Florida State's Orange Bowl MVP with 210 yards of total offense and two touchdown passes. Jackson also had an excellent outing, gaining 101 yards on 17 carries and catching four passes for 61 yards. Jackson gained 73 of his 101 yards in the second half as he passed the 100 yard mark for the second consecutive bowl game.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NEBRASKA
0
7
0
7
14
FLORIDA STATE
7
13
7
0
27

1st   7- 0  Tamarick Vanover, 25, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 7:41 
2nd  10- 0  Dan Mowrey, 40, field goal, 10:54
     17- 0  Kez McCorvey, 4, pass from Charlie Ward (Dan Mowrey, kick), 9:22 
     20- 0  Dan Mowrey, 24, field goal, 2:34 
     20- 7  Opp, 41, pass (kick), 1:03 
3rd  27- 7  Sean Jackson, 11, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 4:52 
4th  27-14  Opp, 1, pass (kick), 10:24


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 13 Rushes-yards 48-221 34-144 Passing 215 146 Att-Comp-Int 31-16-1 22-10-2 Total Yards 79-436 56-290 Interception Ret. 2-0 1-12 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 6-35.8 4-44.8 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 5-1 Penalties-Yds 6-71 6-50 3rd Down Conversions 8-16 3-12 Time of Posession 36:53 23:07 Attendance 57,324 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sean Jackson 17- 101 Tamarick Vanover 3- 50 Charlie Ward 14- 23 John Wimberly 1- 19 William Floyd 4- 5 Receiving Sean Jackson 4- 61 Tamarick Vanover 3- 40 Shannon Baker 3- 32 Charlie Ward 1- 28 'OMar Ellison 1- 24 Kez McCorvey 3- 23 Tiger McMillon 1- 7 Passing Charlie Ward 30-15-1-187 Sean Jackson 1- 1-0- 28 Free Kick Tiger McMillon 0- 23 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Clifton Abraham 4 2 6 . . 1- 1 . . . . . Sterling Palmer 5 1 6 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith 3 2 5 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Marvin Jones 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Troy Sanders 2 1 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 1 1 2 . . 1- . . . . . . John Davis 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . John Nance 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Dan Footman 2 . 2 1.0- 10.0 . . . . 1- . . . Toddrick McIntosh 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Carl Simpson . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Freeman 2 . 2 . 1.0- 12.0 . . . . . . . Richard Coes 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Deondri Clark 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ed Clark 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Henry 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Matt Frier 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Andy Crowe 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Devin Bush . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   17  Charlie Ward
TB   33  Tiger McMillon
FB   44  William Floyd
C    51  Robbie Baker
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
SG   66  Lewis Tyre
TG   69  Patrick McNeil
FL   80  Tamarick Vanover
TE   85  Lonnie Johnson
SE   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
FS    3  Leon Fowler
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
OLB  10  Derrick Brooks
SS   18  John Davis
WLB  36  Ken Alexander
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LDE  58  Dan Footman
NG   94  Toddrick McIntosh
RDE  95  Carl Simpson
OLB  97  Reggie Freeman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 1  Shannon Baker
 4  Corey Fuller
 6  Steve Gilmer
 9  Dan Mowrey
11  Devin Bush
12  Matt Frier
15  Danny Kanell
16  Richard Coes
19  John Wimberly
20  Clyde Allen
30  'OMar Ellison
31  Lavon Brown
32  Zack Crockett
35  Sean Jackson
39  Ed Clark
40  Alonzo Horner
41  Tommy Henry
##  NAME
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43  Eric Smith
47  James Roberson
48  Todd Rebol
53  Clay Shiver
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
59  Andy Crowe
62  Troy Sanders
67  Juan Laureano
68  John Flath
76  Eric McGill
77  Jesus Hernandez
81  Kevin Knox
87  Billy Glenn
90  Derrick Alexander
91  Deondri Clark