Florida State Football - 1994 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1994 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bobby Bowden, Head Coach
Chuck Amato, Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Line
Mickey Andrews, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs
Jeff Bowden, Wide Receivers
Ronnie Cottrell, Middle Linebackers, Recruiting Coordinator
Jim Gladden, Outside Linebackers
Odell Haggins, Tight Ends, Offensive Line
Jimmy Heggins, Offensive Line
Bill Ragans, Graduate Assistant, Defensive Backs
Mark Richt, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks
Billy Sexton, Running Backs
Dave Van Halanger, Strength and Conditioning
Oscar Williams, Graduate Assistant, Tight Ends

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1994 FSU Football Media Guide

1993 Team and National Championship Trophy

1994 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Magic Benton, 6-0, 170, WR, Miami - 0ne of the top receivers in the country...considered Florida's top athlete...a 5A all-state selection last season...made 22 receptions for 650 yards for an average of 29.5 yards per catch...scored eight touchdowns...Tom Lemming ranked him the #4 receiver in the nation...Big East/ACC ranked him #16 of its top 60 players...National Recruiting Advisor's national ranking had him #1 at receiver...Super Prep ranks him #17 at receiver...skilled defensive player who recorded seven interceptions in 1993...shut down a number of fine receivers in the Dade County All-Star game...named a Super Senior...played both ways in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game...made two tackles and broke up a pass from his cornerback spot...caught one pass for 36 yards as a wide receiver...also named to the Schutt Sports Group Top 100 prep players...ran the 100 and 200m dashes and 400m hurdles...led the nation with a 38.1 yards per catch average during his junior season...caught 11 passes for 418 yards and seven touchdowns his junior year...a Super 24 selection...runs a 4.4 in the 40...has a 38 inch vertical leap...chose FSU over Miami, West Virginia, and Florida.

Lamarr Glenn, 6-1, 235, FB, Daytona Beach - Bruising linebacker who was also a successful fullback in high school...Max Emfinger listed him as the #2 inside linebacker in the nation...credited with 95 tackles his senior season...his team reached the state semifinals in 1993...Tom Lemming listed him #23 in the nation at inside linebacker...during his junior season, registered 86 solo tackles and picked off five passes...Super Prep ranked him the #7 linebacker in the country...played in the annual Florida-Georgia All-Star Game but did not register a tackle...attended the FSU camp last summer...runs a 4.7...can bench 345 pounds...brother of FSU tight end Billy Glenn...picked FSU over Alabama, Miami, Syracuse and Florida.

Hank Grant, 6-2, 224, LB, Saint Petersburg - Considered the second best linebacker in the country behind fellow FSU signee Lamont Green...a USA Today honorable mention pick...the St. Petersburg Times selected him to its All-Suncoast team...a Super 24 pick by the Orlando Sentinel...Tom Lemming ranked him the third best outside linebacker in the nation...#4 at defensive end by both Max Emfinger and the National Recruiting Advisors...listed #27 in the Big East/ACC recruiting national top 60...had a tremendous senior campaign, posting 69 solo tackles, 54 assists and 11 sacks...also tallied nine pass deflections, two blocked punts, two interceptions and four fumble recoveries...a second team all-state selection by the Florida Sports Association...one of the Schutt Sports Group's Top 100 prep players...also led his basketball team to the state championship...owns a 4.5 time in the 40...an excellent student with a 3.1 GPA...plans to study engineering...selected FSU over Nebraska and North Carolina.

Lamont Green, 6-3, 220, OLB, Miami - 0ne of the nation's top defensive players...USA Today's National Defensive Player of the Year...selected to the All-USA team...Florida's Gatorade Player of the Year...a Super 24 selection...Max Emfinger listed him the #1 inside linebacker in the nation...ran an interception back 97 yards for a touchdown during his senior campaign...Blue Chip Illustrated's regional MVP as well as a Dream Team member...named to the all-Southern team by the Orlando Sentinel...one of the Orlando Sentinel's Dixie Dozen...also named to the SportSouth all-South team and the Schutt Sports Group Top 100...National Recruiting Advisor's proclaimed him the #1 strong linebacker in the country...#11 on Big East/ACC Recruiting's top 60...averaged nine tackles per game his senior season...amassed 135 tackles on the year...led his team to a 15-0 record and the state title...played on two state championship teams...a three time 5A all-state selection...named Florida's Most Valuable Player in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game after recording a team high eight tackles...also had two stops for 23 yards in losses and broke up a pass...can bench press over 300 pounds...has run a 4.5 in the 40...chose FSU over Southern Cal, Michigan, Alabama, Penn State and Miami.

Robert Hammond, 6-3, 185, FS, Opelousas, LA - Considered one of the premiere defensive backs in the country...exhibits an aggressive, hard hitting style of play...a 4A all-state selection each of the past two seasons...regarded as the top safety in the country...selected to Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team...a first team All-USA selection by USA Today...wrote a weekly diary for USA Today on his recruitment...played wing back as well as safety, starting for three years...recorded 172 tackles, 81 solo...intercepted five passes and forced five fumbles, four of which he recovered...led Opelousas to a 27-8 record, three district championships and three trips to the playoffs...clocked a 4.5 time in the 40...caught 30 passes for over 700 yards...earned a 3.5 GPA...ran track and averaged 22 points per game in basketball...also named to the SportsSouth all-South team and the SchuttTop 100...FSU topped such schools as Michigan, Notre Dame, Alabama, Texas A&M, Stanford and Florida for his services.

Deon Humphrey, 6-4, 215, SS, Lake Worth - Another outstanding defensive recruit and athlete who received national honors...ranked 59th nationally by Big East/ACC Recruiting...Max Emfinger listed him as the #7 strong safety in the country...Tom Lemming ranked him #12 overall at safety...named to the Schutt Sports Group Top 100...made one tackle and recovered a fumble in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game...a tenacious hitter...recorded 60 tackles and two interceptions on the year...also recovered four fumbles...possesses 4.5 speed...has recorded a 300 pound bench press...did double duty as a tight end with eight grabs for 148 yards and a touchdown...first team all-state selection as a senior...a third team all-stater his junior year...attended FSU's summer football camp...picked FSU over Florida, Michigan and Miami.

Myron Jackson, 6-5, 240, TE, Okeechobee - Considered the state's top tight end prospect...Max Emfinger rated him the #7 tight end in the nation...Tom Lemming ranked him #19 at that position...the National Recruiting Advisor's listed him in the top 200 in the Southeast...America's preseason #9 tight end by Super Prep...a Super Prep All-American...can be found in the nation's top 100 by the Atlanta Constitution and the Schutt Sports Group...has excellent speed for a big man with a 4.8 time in the 40...claims a 375 pound bench press...attended FSU's summer football camp...selected FSU over Miami and Florida.

Tim Johnson, 6-4, 295, OG, Fayetteville, NC - Versatile, strong line prospect who was one of the best junior college players in the nation last year...a first team junior college All-America selection...SuperPrep's 25th ranked junior college player and its #3 offensive lineman...considered one of the best junior college offensive lineman by Deep South Recruiting Guide...named Mississippi's Junior College Most Valuable Offensive Lineman...played offensive line for just one year at Jones...as a freshman, played defensive tackle and made the Mississippi Junior College all-state team...quick off the ball with a 5.0 time in the 40...possesses outstanding strength with a 380 pound bench.

Sean Mitchell, 6-4, 255, DE, Jesup, GA - An all around athlete with great size and speed...a three year starter in high school...regarded as one of the best line prospects in the nation...earned SportsSouth all-South honors...totalled 193 tackles, 118 solo, in 1993...forced 11 fumbles and recovered four...credited with 15 sacks on the season...at tight end, caught six touchdowns and recorded another off a blocked punt...named the area's MVP...a dominating force who single handedly disrupted opponents' passing games in high school...made eight tackles, including one for an 11 yard loss in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game...averaged 13 points and eight rebounds per game during basketball season...runs a 4.9 in the 40...a solid student...carries a 3.8 GPA...heavily recruited by Georgia, Florida, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Tennessee, and N. C. State in addition to FSU.

Anthony Phillips, 6-5, 295, OL, Port Saint Lucie - Strong, quick, aggressive blocker whose fine senior season made him Florida's most sought after offensive lineman...regarded one of the nation's top linemen...led one of the most dominant lines in the state...a member of Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team and its #3 offensive lineman...garnered first team 3A all-state mention...a Super 24 selection who represented Florida in its annual all-star game with Georgia...excellent downfield blocker...graded out an impressive 88% on the season...has sheer power with a 365 plus pound bench press...clocked an impressive 4.9 time in the 40...chose FSU over Florida, Tennessee, Auburn and Mississippi.

Samari Rolle, 6-1, 160, CB, Miami Beach - 0utstanding all-around athlete who projects as a defensive back at the collegiate level...Blue Chip illustrated selected him to its Dream Team...Super 24 senior who participated in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game...rated Dade County's second best player behind fellow FSU signee Lamont Green...Super Prep's Dixie Defensive Player of the Year...also ranked the sixth best player in the state by Superprep...first team 5A all-state selection...MVP of the first Dade County All-Star Game...played quarterback as a senior and threw for 1,217 yards and eight TDs...rushed for 402 yards and three more scores...picked off six passes and returned three punts for touchdowns as a senior...has 4.4 speed in the 40...selected FSU over Miami, West Virginia, Colorado and Illinois.

Orpheus Roye, 6-4, 275, DT, Miami - Talented defensive line prospect who originally signed with FSU two years ago...second team junior college All-American in 1993...Super Prep's 18th rated junior college player and its third ranked JC defensive lineman...also an all-region 23 and all-state JC selection while at Jones Junior College...racked up 76 tackles, including 51 solos, last year...accounted for 20 sacks, 12 as a sophomore, during his junior college career...tallied eight tackles for loss and caused two fumbles a year ago.

Troy Saunders, 5-10, 185, CB, Miami - Two way prep star who projects as a defensive back in college...first team all-Dade County selection by the Miami Herald...second team 5A all-state pick...rushed for 580 yards and six touchdowns as a tailback...leader of one of the best defenses in the state...intercepted five passes from his safety spot in the secondary...blocked a punt for a TD on special teams...a late addition to the Florida roster for its summer all-star game with Georgia...clocked at 4.4 in the 40...his father was Springs' defensive coordinator...picked the Seminoles over Miami, Florida, Kansas State, and Minnesota.

Demetro Stephens, 6-3, 230, MLB, Sandersville, GA - Regarded as one of the best prep linebackers in the nation...named to Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team...that publication's #4 linebacker...second team All-USA selection by USA Today...Superprep All-American who is their ninth ranked linebacker...top LB prospect in the state of Georgia...rated the #3 linebacker in the nation by The Sporting News...the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Georgia AA Player of the Year...was also named to the SportsSouth all-South team...made an incredible 249 tackles, 179 solos, in 14 games as a senior...recorded eight QB sacks...picked off four passes, caused five fumbles, and recovered three...also blocked two punts during his senior campaign...grabbed 24 passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns while playing tight end...scored two more TDs on interception returns...recorded eight tackles and a stop for loss in the Florida-Georgia All-Star game...excellent speed (4.69 in the 40) and strength (360 lb. bench)...chose FSU over Tennessee, Auburn, Georgia, and Nebraska.

Dale Valente, 6-4, 292, OL, Orlando - Late bloomer who rose to the top of the state's offensive line class with an outstanding senior season...first team all-Orange County...third team 4A all-state choice...District Player of the Year...won Coca-Cola Golden Helmet Offensive Lineman of the Year Award, signifying the top offensive lineman in Central Florida...first player to sign Division I scholarship from his high school in its second year...team improved from 1-9 his junior year to qualify for state playoffs in 1993...possesses excellent technique, good footwork and quickness...fine lower body strength allows him to drive defenders backwards...considered one of the top 10 senior offensive linemen in Florida...Deep South Football ranks him among the Top 100 seniors in the state...added to the Florida roster for its annual all-star game with Georgia...honor student...throws the shot and discus for the track team...selected FSU over Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, and Central Florida.


1994 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  2 Clifton Abraham       CB      5-9   185  Sr-R ***  Dallas, TX (D.W. Carter)
* 90 Derrick Alexander     DE      6-5   282  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Raines)
* 36 Dennis Andrews        FB      6-4   240  Jr        Laurel, MS (Watkins/Jones CC)
* 75 Enzo Armella          NG      6-0   254  Jr-R **   Miami (Miami Springs)
* 65 Chad Bates            OG      6-3   269  So   *    Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
* 26 Harold Battles        SS      6-0   200  So-R      Jacksonville (Jackson)
*  3 Scott Bentley         KS      5-11  178  So   *    Aurora, CO (Overland)
   8 Magic Benton          WR      6-0   170  Fr        Miami (Northwestern)
* 58 Peter Boulware        DE      6-5   234  Fr-R      Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
* 10 Derrick Brooks        OLB     6-1   226  Sr   ***  Pensacola (Washington)
  68 Gideon Brown          OG      6-2   276  Fr-R      Summerville, SC (Stratford)
* 12 Thad Busby            QB      6-3   215  Fr-R      Pace (Pace)
* 44 Daryl Bush            MLB     6-2   230  Fr-R      Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley)
  11 Devin Bush            SS      6-0   205  Jr-R **   Miami (Hialeah-Miami Lakes)
* 74 Danny Campbell        OG      6-1   240  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 23 Byron Capers          CB      6-1   194  So   *    Marietta, GA (Wheeler)
  83 Kamari Charlton       TE      6-2   242  So-R      Nassau, Bahamas (Florida Air Academy)
* 20 James Colzie          CB      5-10  160  So   *    Miami (South Miami)
* 79 Forrest Conoly        OT      6-6   325  Jr-R **   Berlin, CT (Berlin)
*  1 Andre Cooper          WR      6-2   194  So   *    Jacksonville (Fletcher)
  93 Chris Cowart          DE      6-2   240  Sr-R ***  New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 56 Sam Cowart            OLB     6-3   239  So   *    Jacksonville (Mandarin)
* 45 Henri Crockett        MLB     6-2   253  So-R *    Pompano Beach (Ely)
* 32 Zack Crockett         FB      6-2   245  Sr-R *    Pompano Beach (Ely/Hinds CC)
* 59 Andy Crowe            C-DS    6-3   262  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Florida)
* 36 James D'Amico         LB      5-11  230  Jr-R      Coral Springs (Taravella/Liberty)
  82 Terry Davis           TE      6-3   244  So-R *    Columbus, GA (Kendrick)
*  7 Aaron Dely            WR      6-0   175  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
  14 Marc Donaldson        CB      5-10  208  Sr-R      Miami (Killian)
* 28 Warrick Dunn          TB      5-9   178  So   *    Baton Rouge, LA (Catholic)
* 30 'OMar Ellison         WR      6-1   209  Sr-R **   Griffin, GA (Griffin)
  76 Brian Erb             DE      6-5   238  Fr-R      Spring Hill (Hudson)
* 72 Larry Fleming         OG      6-2   255  So-R *    Destin (Fort Walton Beach)
* 71 Todd Fordham          OT      6-5   281  So-R *    Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 73 Greg Frey             OT      6-4   302  Jr-R *    Clearwater (Clearwater)
*  4 Corey Fuller          CB      5-11  200  Sr-R ***  Tallahassee (Rickards)
*  6 Steve Gilmer          FS      5-10  205  Sr-R **   Tallahassee (Godby)
* 87 Billy Glenn           TE      6-3   260  Sr-R **   Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
  31 Lamarr Glenn          FB      6-1   235  Fr        Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
  39 Hank Grant            LB      6-2   224  Fr        Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 19 E.G. Green            WR      5-11  195  Fr-R      Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
  42 Jermaine Green        TB      5-8   170  So   *    Brooksville (Hernando)
  40 Lamont Green          OLB     6-3   220  Fr        Miami (Southridge)
  16 Marlin Green          FS      6-0   190  Jr        Brooksville (Hernando/Naval Academy)
* 99 Dulack Guerrier       DT      6-2   254  Sr-R **   Miami (Edison)
* 18 Sean Hamlet           FS      6-0   216  So-R *    Hampton (Hampton)
*  4 Robert Hammond        FS      6-3   185  Fr        Opelousas, LA (Opelousas)
* 77 Jesus Hernandez       OT      6-2   288  Jr-R **   Miami (Jackson)
* 98 Melvin Holland        OLB     6-2   188  Sr-R      Miami (Edison)
  21 Deon Humphrey         SS      6-4   215  Fr        Lake Worth (Lake Worth)
  84 Myron Jackson         TE      6-5   240  Fr        Okeechobee (Okeechobee)
* 64 Tim Johnson           OG      6-4   295  Jr        Fayetteville, NC (Douglas Byrd/Jones CC)
* 13 Danny Kanell          QB      6-4   215  Jr   **   Fort Lauderdale (Westminster Academy)
* 67 Juan Laureano         OT      6-5   283  Jr-R **   Orlando (Colonial)
* 29 Sean Liss             P       6-4   220  So-R *    Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 51 Kevin Long            C       6-5   262  Fr-R      Summerville, SC (Summerville)
  78 Marcus Long           OG      6-3   323  So-R *    Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 35 Rendell Long          FB      6-2   220  Jr-R      Palm Bay (Palm Bay)
* 86 Tyrant Marion         DT      6-2   252  Jr-R **   Pompano Beach (Ely)
  49 John McCorvey         RB      5-9   158  Sr-R      Mobile, AL (Faith Academy)
* 88 Kez McCorvey          WR      6-0   185  Sr-R ***  Gautier, MS (Pascagoula)
* 33 Tiger McMillon        TB      5-9   185  Sr-R **   Kissimmee (Saint Cloud)
* 69 Patrick McNeil        OG      6-3   280  Sr-R ***  Palmetto (Manatee)
* 89 Wayne Messam          WR      6-4   210  So-R *    Belle Glade (Belle Glade Central)
  38 Mike Mirando          CB      5-10  189  Sr-R      Miami (Southwest)
  94 Sean Mitchell         DE      6-4   255  Fr        Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
*  9 Dan Mowrey            KS      5-11  206  Sr-R ***  Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 81 Melvin Pearsall       TE      6-1   242  Fr-R      Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
  60 Anthony Phillips      OL      6-5   295  Fr        Port Saint Lucie (Fort Pierce Central)
* 95 Julian Pittman        DE      6-3   280  Fr-R      Niceville (Niceville)
  41 Jason Poppell         FS      5-11  189  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 24 Rock Preston          TB      5-9   183  Fr-R      Miami (Hialeah)
* 48 Todd Rebol            OLB     6-0   215  Jr   **   Punta Gorda (Charlotte)
  75 Billy Rhodes          DE      6-1   240  Fr        Eustis (Eustis)
* 15 Phillip Riley         WR      5-11  185  Jr-R *    Orlando (Jones/Garden City JC)
* 47 James Roberson        DE      6-4   241  Sr-R ***  Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
*  2 Samari Rolle          CB      6-1   160  Fr        Miami Beach (Miami Beach)
* 92 Orpheus Roye          DT      6-4   275  Jr        Miami (Miami Springs/Jones CC)
   6 Troy Saunders         CB      5-10  185  Fr        Miami (Miami Springs)
  80 Scott Scharinger      WR      5-10  174  So-R      Elizabethtown, KY (Princeton)
* 37 Kendrick Scott        MLB     5-10  216  Sr-R **   Chiefland (Chiefland)
* 46 Travis Sherman        MLB     6-1   222  So-R *    Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 53 Clay Shiver           C       6-2   275  Jr-R **   Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 43 Eric Smith            OLB     6-0   217  Sr-R ***  Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 29 Shevin Smith          CB      6-0   191  Fr-R      Miami (Southridge)
* 96 Connell Spain         NG      6-2   285  So-R *    Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 54 Greg Spires           NG      6-2   260  Fr-R      Cape Coral (Mariner)
*  5 Jon Stark             QB      6-4   215  Jr-R *    Nashville, TN (Donelson/Liberty)
  52 Demetro Stephens      MLB     6-3   230  Fr        Sandersville, GA (Washington County)
* 70 Tra Thomas            OT      6-8   319  Fr-R      Deland (Deland)
  14 Charles Tomeo         QB      6-0   184  Fr-R      Bradenton (Manatee)
* 66 Lewis Tyre            OG      6-5   264  Jr-R **   Surrency, GA (Appling County)
  61 Dale Valente          OL      6-4   292  Fr        Orlando (Cypress Creek)
* 85 Andre Wadsworth       DE      6-4   256  Fr-R      Miami (Florida Christian)
  62 David Walker          OLB     6-0   196  Jr-R      Gallatin, TN (Gallatin)
* 27 Rodney Wells          CB      5-10  185  Fr-R      Plantation (Plantation)
  22 Pooh Bear Williams    FB      6-1   246  So   *    Crescent City (Crescent City)
  97 Rhodney Williams      DT      6-4   266  So   *    Palatka (Palatka)
* 55 Reinard Wilson        DE      6-2   233  So   *    Lake City (Columbia)

1994 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  1 Andre Cooper          WR      6-2   194  So   *    Jacksonville (Fletcher)
*  2 Clifton Abraham       CB      5-9   185  Sr-R ***  Dallas, TX (D.W. Carter)
*  2 Samari Rolle          CB      6-1   160  Fr        Miami Beach (Miami Beach)
*  3 Scott Bentley         KS      5-11  178  So   *    Aurora, CO (Overland)
*  4 Corey Fuller          CB      5-11  200  Sr-R ***  Tallahassee (Rickards)
*  4 Robert Hammond        FS      6-3   185  Fr        Opelousas, LA (Opelousas)
*  5 Jon Stark             QB      6-4   215  Jr-R *    Nashville, TN (Donelson/Liberty)
*  6 Steve Gilmer          FS      5-10  205  Sr-R **   Tallahassee (Godby)
   6 Troy Saunders         CB      5-10  185  Fr        Miami (Miami Springs)
*  7 Aaron Dely            WR      6-0   175  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
   8 Magic Benton          WR      6-0   170  Fr        Miami (Northwestern)
*  9 Dan Mowrey            KS      5-11  206  Sr-R ***  Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 10 Derrick Brooks        OLB     6-1   226  Sr   ***  Pensacola (Washington)
  11 Devin Bush            SS      6-0   205  Jr-R **   Miami (Hialeah-Miami Lakes)
* 12 Thad Busby            QB      6-3   215  Fr-R      Pace (Pace)
* 13 Danny Kanell          QB      6-4   215  Jr   **   Fort Lauderdale (Westminster Academy)
  14 Marc Donaldson        CB      5-10  208  Sr-R      Miami (Killian)
  14 Charles Tomeo         QB      6-0   184  Fr-R      Bradenton (Manatee)
* 15 Phillip Riley         WR      5-11  185  Jr-R *    Orlando (Jones/Garden City JC)
  16 Marlin Green          FS      6-0   190  Jr        Brooksville (Hernando/Naval Academy)
* 18 Sean Hamlet           FS      6-0   216  So-R *    Hampton (Hampton)
* 19 E.G. Green            WR      5-11  195  Fr-R      Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
* 20 James Colzie          CB      5-10  160  So   *    Miami (South Miami)
  21 Deon Humphrey         SS      6-4   215  Fr        Lake Worth (Lake Worth)
  22 Pooh Bear Williams    FB      6-1   246  So   *    Crescent City (Crescent City)
* 23 Byron Capers          CB      6-1   194  So   *    Marietta, GA (Wheeler)
* 24 Rock Preston          TB      5-9   183  Fr-R      Miami (Hialeah)
* 26 Harold Battles        SS      6-0   200  So-R      Jacksonville (Jackson)
* 27 Rodney Wells          CB      5-10  185  Fr-R      Plantation (Plantation)
* 28 Warrick Dunn          TB      5-9   178  So   *    Baton Rouge, LA (Catholic)
* 29 Sean Liss             P       6-4   220  So-R *    Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 29 Shevin Smith          CB      6-0   191  Fr-R      Miami (Southridge)
* 30 'OMar Ellison         WR      6-1   209  Sr-R **   Griffin, GA (Griffin)
  31 Lamarr Glenn          FB      6-1   235  Fr        Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
* 32 Zack Crockett         FB      6-2   245  Sr-R *    Pompano Beach (Ely/Hinds CC)
* 33 Tiger McMillon        TB      5-9   185  Sr-R **   Kissimmee (Saint Cloud)
* 35 Rendell Long          FB      6-2   220  Jr-R      Palm Bay (Palm Bay)
* 36 Dennis Andrews        FB      6-4   240  Jr        Laurel, MS (Watkins/Jones CC)
* 36 James D'Amico         LB      5-11  230  Jr-R      Coral Springs (Taravella/Liberty)
* 37 Kendrick Scott        MLB     5-10  216  Sr-R **   Chiefland (Chiefland)
  38 Mike Mirando          CB      5-10  189  Sr-R      Miami (Southwest)
  39 Hank Grant            LB      6-2   224  Fr        Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
  40 Lamont Green          OLB     6-3   220  Fr        Miami (Southridge)
  41 Jason Poppell         FS      5-11  189  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  42 Jermaine Green        TB      5-8   170  So   *    Brooksville (Hernando)
* 43 Eric Smith            OLB     6-0   217  Sr-R ***  Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 44 Daryl Bush            MLB     6-2   230  Fr-R      Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley)
* 45 Henri Crockett        MLB     6-2   253  So-R *    Pompano Beach (Ely)
* 46 Travis Sherman        MLB     6-1   222  So-R *    Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 47 James Roberson        DE      6-4   241  Sr-R ***  Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 48 Todd Rebol            OLB     6-0   215  Jr   **   Punta Gorda (Charlotte)
  49 John McCorvey         RB      5-9   158  Sr-R      Mobile, AL (Faith Academy)
* 51 Kevin Long            C       6-5   262  Fr-R      Summerville, SC (Summerville)
  52 Demetro Stephens      MLB     6-3   230  Fr        Sandersville, GA (Washington County)
* 53 Clay Shiver           C       6-2   275  Jr-R **   Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 54 Greg Spires           NG      6-2   260  Fr-R      Cape Coral (Mariner)
* 55 Reinard Wilson        DE      6-2   233  So   *    Lake City (Columbia)
* 56 Sam Cowart            OLB     6-3   239  So   *    Jacksonville (Mandarin)
* 58 Peter Boulware        DE      6-5   234  Fr-R      Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
* 59 Andy Crowe            C-DS    6-3   262  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Florida)
  60 Anthony Phillips      OL      6-5   295  Fr        Port Saint Lucie (Fort Pierce Central)
  61 Dale Valente          OL      6-4   292  Fr        Orlando (Cypress Creek)
  62 David Walker          OLB     6-0   196  Jr-R      Gallatin, TN (Gallatin)
* 64 Tim Johnson           OG      6-4   295  Jr        Fayetteville, NC (Douglas Byrd/Jones CC)
* 65 Chad Bates            OG      6-3   269  So   *    Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
* 66 Lewis Tyre            OG      6-5   264  Jr-R **   Surrency, GA (Appling County)
* 67 Juan Laureano         OT      6-5   283  Jr-R **   Orlando (Colonial)
  68 Gideon Brown          OG      6-2   276  Fr-R      Summerville, SC (Stratford)
* 69 Patrick McNeil        OG      6-3   280  Sr-R ***  Palmetto (Manatee)
* 70 Tra Thomas            OT      6-8   319  Fr-R      Deland (Deland)
* 71 Todd Fordham          OT      6-5   281  So-R *    Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 72 Larry Fleming         OG      6-2   255  So-R *    Destin (Fort Walton Beach)
* 73 Greg Frey             OT      6-4   302  Jr-R *    Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 74 Danny Campbell        OG      6-1   240  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 75 Enzo Armella          NG      6-0   254  Jr-R **   Miami (Miami Springs)
  75 Billy Rhodes          DE      6-1   240  Fr        Eustis (Eustis)
  76 Brian Erb             DE      6-5   238  Fr-R      Spring Hill (Hudson)
* 77 Jesus Hernandez       OT      6-2   288  Jr-R **   Miami (Jackson)
  78 Marcus Long           OG      6-3   323  So-R *    Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 79 Forrest Conoly        OT      6-6   325  Jr-R **   Berlin, CT (Berlin)
  80 Scott Scharinger      WR      5-10  174  So-R      Elizabethtown, KY (Princeton)
* 81 Melvin Pearsall       TE      6-1   242  Fr-R      Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
  82 Terry Davis           TE      6-3   244  So-R *    Columbus, GA (Kendrick)
  83 Kamari Charlton       TE      6-2   242  So-R      Nassau, Bahamas (Florida Air Academy)
  84 Myron Jackson         TE      6-5   240  Fr        Okeechobee (Okeechobee)
* 85 Andre Wadsworth       DE      6-4   256  Fr-R      Miami (Florida Christian)
* 86 Tyrant Marion         DT      6-2   252  Jr-R **   Pompano Beach (Ely)
* 87 Billy Glenn           TE      6-3   260  Sr-R **   Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
* 88 Kez McCorvey          WR      6-0   185  Sr-R ***  Gautier, MS (Pascagoula)
* 89 Wayne Messam          WR      6-4   210  So-R *    Belle Glade (Belle Glade Central)
* 90 Derrick Alexander     DE      6-5   282  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Raines)
* 92 Orpheus Roye          DT      6-4   275  Jr        Miami (Miami Springs/Jones CC)
  93 Chris Cowart          DE      6-2   240  Sr-R ***  New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
  94 Sean Mitchell         DE      6-4   255  Fr        Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
* 95 Julian Pittman        DE      6-3   280  Fr-R      Niceville (Niceville)
* 96 Connell Spain         NG      6-2   285  So-R *    Melbourne (Melbourne)
  97 Rhodney Williams      DT      6-4   266  So   *    Palatka (Palatka)
* 98 Melvin Holland        OLB     6-2   188  Sr-R      Miami (Edison)
* 99 Dulack Guerrier       DT      6-2   254  Sr-R **   Miami (Edison)

1994 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Clifton Abraham          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
                         Kodak - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         United Press International - 1st Team All-American
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American
                         Scripps Howard - All-American - Honorable Mention

Derrick Alexander        Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Football News - 2nd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American
                         United Press International - 2nd Team All-American
                         Scripps Howard - All-American - Honorable Mention

Derrick Brooks           American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Kodak - 1st Team All-American
                         Scripps Howard - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         United Press International - 2nd Team All-American
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American

Warrick Dunn             United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

Kez McCorvey             United Press International - 1st Team All-American
                         Scripps Howard - All-American - Honorable Mention

Patrick McNeil           United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

Clay Shiver              Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Scripps Howard - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans -  7

1994 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Shannon Baker            84      WR                 Indianapolis Colts
Edgar Bennett            34      RB                 Green Bay Packers
Terrell Buckley          27      CB                 Green Bay Packers
LeRoy Butler             36      S                  Green Bay Packers
Marion Butts             44      RB                 New England Patroits
Dexter Carter            35      RB                 San Francisco 49ers
Pat Carter               85      TE                 Houston Oilers
Derrick Clark            43      RB                 Denver Broncos
Lawrence Dawsey          80      WR                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dedrick Dodge            33      DB                 San Francisco 49ers
Jamie Dukes              63      C                  Green Bay Packers
William Floyd            40      FB                 San Francisco 49ers
Dan Footman              78      DE                 Cleveland  Browns
Jessie Hester            86      WR                 Los Angeles Rams
Garth Jax                53      LB                 Arizona Cardinals
Brad Johnson             14      QB                 Minnesota Vikings
Lonnie Johnson           84      TE                 Buffalo Bills
Reggie Johnson           82      TE                 Green Bay Packers
Marvin Jones             55      LB                 New York Jets
Kevin Knox               82      WR                 Arizona Cardinals
Ken Lanier               67      OT                 Denver Broncos
Amp Lee                  32      RB                 Minnesota Vikings
Ronald Lewis             85      WR                 Green Bay Packers
Martin Mayhew            35      CB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Toddrick McIntosh        94      DE                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sterling Palmer          97      DE                 Washington Redskins
Deion Sanders            21      CB                 San Francisco 49ers
Corey Sawyer             23      CB                 Cincinnati Bengals
Eric Shaw                90      LB                 Cincinnati Bengals
Carl Simpson             98      DT                 Chicago Bears
Jesse Solomon            54      LB                 Miami Dolphins
Rohn Stark                3      P                  Indianapolis Colts
Rick Tuten               14      P                  Seattle Seahawks
Casey Weldon             11      QB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Noles in the Pros - 34

1994 Schedule and Results

       
GAME DAY
 
       
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
CNN
AP
CNN
AP
CNN
REC
09/03
H
VIRGINIA W 41-17
4
 
 
 
15
13
9-3
09/10
A
MARYLAND W 52-20
4
 
 
 
 
 
4-7
09/17
A
WAKE FOREST W 56-14
3
 
 
 
 
 
3-8
09/24
H
NORTH CAROLINA W 31-18
3
 
13
 
 
21
8-4
10/08
A
MIAMI L 20-34
3
 
13
 
6
6
10-2
10/22
H
CLEMSON W 17- 0
10
 
 
 
 
 
5-6
10/29
H
DUKE W 59-20
9
 
16
 
 
 
8-4
11/05
A
GEORGIA TECH W 41-10
8
 
 
 
 
 
1-10
11/12
N
NOTRE DAME
Orlando, Fl
W 23-16
8
 
 
 
 
 
6-5-1
11/19
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
ACC Champ
W 34- 3
8
 
25
 
17
17
9-3
11/26
H
FLORIDA T 31-31
7
 
4
 
7
7
10-2-1
01/02
N
FLORIDA
Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, La
W 23-17
7
 
5
 
7
7
10-2-1
Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   10- 1-1   4-0-1   4-1     2-0
AGAINST ACC      8- 0     4-0     4-0     0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   4- 1-1   2-0-1   1-1     1-0

FINAL  AP -  4
FINAL CNN -  5


1994 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  FLORIDA STATE         8- 0     9- 1-1
 2  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  6- 2     8- 3 
 3t NORTH CAROLINA        5- 3     8- 3 
 3t VIRGINIA              5- 3     8- 3 
 3t DUKE                  5- 3     8- 3 
 6  CLEMSON               4- 4     5- 6 
 7  MARYLAND              2- 6     4- 7 
 8  WAKE FOREST           1- 7     3- 8 
 9  GEORGIA TECH          0- 8     1-10 

1994 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Warrick Dunn 11/05/1994 GEORGIA TECH 13 174 13.38 1 Rock Preston 11/12/1994 NOTRE DAME 12 165 13.75 1 Warrick Dunn 11/12/1994 NOTRE DAME 29 163 5.62 1 Warrick Dunn 10/22/1994 CLEMSON 17 133 7.82 2 Zack Crockett 09/10/1994 MARYLAND 19 123 6.47 2 Warrick Dunn 11/19/1994 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 21 122 5.81 1 Warrick Dunn 09/24/1994 NORTH CAROLINA 19 121 6.37 0 Warrick Dunn 09/10/1994 MARYLAND 16 104 6.50 1

1994 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Kez McCorvey 10/29/1994 DUKE 10 207 20.70 0 Kez McCorvey 11/26/1994 FLORIDA 9 127 14.11 0 Wayne Messam 09/10/1994 MARYLAND 4 122 30.50 0 'OMar Ellison 10/29/1994 DUKE 5 122 24.40 2 Kez McCorvey 09/03/1994 VIRGINIA 11 107 9.73 2 Andre Cooper 09/17/1994 WAKE FOREST 5 105 21.00 1 'OMar Ellison 01/02/1995 FLORIDA 4 102 25.50 1

1994 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Danny Kanell 09/10/1994 MARYLAND 44 28 427 2 9.70 1 Danny Kanell 11/26/1994 FLORIDA 53 40 421 1 7.94 1 Danny Kanell 10/29/1994 DUKE 41 23 394 0 9.61 3 Danny Kanell 09/03/1994 VIRGINIA 48 32 330 1 6.88 4

1994 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 405 183 Points Per Game............. 36.8 16.6 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 53 22 TDs Rushing................. 31 6 TDs Passing................. 21 13 TDs Fumble Return........... 0 2 TDs Punt Return............. 1 0 TDs Interception............ 0 1 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 49-53 19-22 Kick........................ 47-51 17-19 Pass........................ 1- 1 0- 1 Run......................... 1- 1 2- 2 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 12-19 10- SAFETY........................ 0 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 275 170 Rushing..................... 116 61 Passing..................... 143 87 Penalty..................... 16 22 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 2080 1077 Yards gained rushing........ 2393 1464 Yards lost rushing.......... 313 387 Rushing Attempts............ 412 377 Average Per Rush............ 5.0 2.9 Average Per Game............ 189.1 97.9 PASSING YARDAGE............... 3234 1860 Att-Comp-Int................ 441-264-18 376-180-15 Efficiency.................. 129.01 92.86 Average Per Pass............ 7.3 4.9 Average Per Catch........... 12.3 10.3 Average Per Game............ 294.0 169.1 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 5314 2937 Total Plays................. 853 753 Average Per Play............ 6.2 3.9 Average Per Game............ 483.1 267.0 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 33- 666 49- 947 Average Per Return.......... 20.2 19.3 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 39-348 10- 39 Average Per Return.......... 8.9 3.9 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 15-180 18-219 Average Per Return.......... 12.0 12.2 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 18-13 21-13 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 85- 768 73- 559 Average Per Game............ 69.8 50.8 PUNTS-YARDS................... 49-1868 85-3361 Average Per Punt............ 38.1 39.5 Net punt average............ 37.3 35.4 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME....... 29:55 30:05 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 69-158 48-176 3rd-Down Pct................ .437 .273 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 35- 19-
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
53
156
103
93
405
Opponents
40
54
42
47
183
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Warrick Dunn        11  152 1065   39  1026   6.8   8  63t   93.3
Rock Preston        11   68  603   16   587   8.6   9  58    53.4
Zack Crockett       11   83  343    2   341   4.1  11  24t   31.0
Jermaine Green       3   24  133   10   123   5.1   0  17    41.0
Tiger McMillon       9   24   95   19    76   3.2   0  21     8.4
'OMar Ellison       11    5   38   10    28   5.6   0  16     2.5
Rendell Long              3   28    0    28   9.3   0  17 
Thad Busby           5    7   25    5    20   2.9   2  15     4.0
Dennis Andrews       3    4   14    0    14   3.5   0   8     4.7
Jon Stark            6    2   19   17     2   1.0   0   2     0.3
Kez McCorvey        10    4   12   13    -1  -0.3   0   5    -0.1
E.G. Green          11    5   12   30   -18  -3.6   0   7    -1.6
Danny Kanell        11   27   23  150  -127  -4.7   1   9   -11.5

Total.........      11  412 2393  313  2080   5.0  31  63t  189.1
Opponents.....      11  377 1464  387  1077   2.9   6  58    97.9


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Danny Kanell        11  129.13 380-227-13   .597 2781  17  62   252.8
Jon Stark            6  148.27  38- 24- 1   .632  291   3  25t   48.5
Thad Busby           5   95.25  23- 13- 4   .565  162   1  18t   32.4
Warrick Dunn        11           0-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0     0.0

Total.........      11  129.01 441-264-18   .599 3234  21  62   294.0
Opponents.....      11   92.86 376-180-15   .479 1860  13  62   169.1


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Kez McCorvey        10  59   870  14.7   4  62    87.0
'OMar Ellison       11  32   506  15.8   2  45    46.0
Andre Cooper        11  27   359  13.3   5  48    32.6
Warrick Dunn        11  34   308   9.1   1  53    28.0
Wayne Messam        11  18   242  13.4   0  51    22.0
Melvin Pearsall     11  17   225  13.2   5  29    20.5
E.G. Green          11  18   192  10.7   1  30    17.5
Zack Crockett       11  14   165  11.8   0  32    15.0
Rock Preston        11  15   126   8.4   0  17    11.5
Tiger McMillon       9  12    79   6.6   0  17     8.8
Billy Glenn         10   7    46   6.6   1  17     4.6
Phillip Riley            2    34  17.0   1  17t
Rendell Long             3    31  10.3   0  24 
Dennis Andrews       3   2    27  13.5   1  17t    9.0
Jermaine Green       3   2    18   9.0   0  18     6.0
Aaron Dely               2     6   3.0   0   4 

Total.........      11 264  3234  12.3  21  62   294.0
Opponents.....      11 180  1860  10.3  13  62   169.1


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
James Colzie         30  274   9.1  0  26 
Derrick Brooks        1   32  32.0  0  32 
Samari Rolle          5   29   5.8  0  10 
Kez McCorvey          3   13   4.3  0   9 
Clifton Abraham       0    0        1   0t

Total.........       39  348   8.9  1  26 
Opponent......       10   39   3.9  0  15 


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Derrick Brooks        3   52  17.3  0  28 
Clifton Abraham       2   63  31.5  0  37 
Sean Hamlet           2   27  13.5  0  20 
James Colzie          2   20  10.0  0  20 
Todd Rebol            2   20  10.0  0  11 
Devin Bush            2    0   0.0  0   0 
Reinard Wilson        1   -2  -2.0  0  -2 
Corey Fuller          1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       15  180  12.0  0  37 
Opponent......       18  219  12.2  1  58 


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Rock Preston         14   320 22.9  0  45 
Phillip Riley         7   107 15.3  0  23 
'OMar Ellison         4   106 26.5  0  52 
Tiger McMillon        6   102 17.0  0  28 
Jermaine Green        1    23 23.0  0  23 
Zack Crockett         1     8  8.0  0   8 

Total.........       33   666 20.2  0  58 
Opponent......       49   947 19.3  0  55 


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Corey Fuller          2    0   0.0  0   .    4
Daryl Bush            2    0   0.0  0   .    3
Todd Rebol            1    0   0.0  0   .    2
Devin Bush            1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Travis Sherman        1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Connell Spain         1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Andre Wadsworth       1    0   0.0  0   .    1
James Colzie          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Robert Hammond        1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Julian Pittman        1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Orpheus Roye          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Eric Smith            1    0   0.0  0   .    0
James Roberson        0    0    .   0   .    2
Derrick Brooks        0    0    .   0   .    1
Sean Hamlet           0    0    .   0   .    1
Reinard Wilson        0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       13        0.0  0       18
Opponent......       13        0.0  2  57t


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Zack Crockett        11   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    66
Rock Preston          9   0-0     0-0    1-1   0   0-0   0   0    56
Warrick Dunn          9   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    54
Dan Mowrey            0   8-12   21-23   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    45
Scott Bentley         0   4-7    26-28   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    38
Andre Cooper          5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Melvin Pearsall       5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Kez McCorvey          4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Thad Busby            2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
'OMar Ellison         2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Danny Kanell          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   1-1   0   0     6
Clifton Abraham       1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Dennis Andrews        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
E.G. Green            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Billy Glenn           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Phillip Riley         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Wayne Messam          0   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0     2
====================================================================
FSU                  53  12-19   47-51   1-1   1   1-1   0   0   405
Opponent             22  10-15   17-19   2-2   0   0-1   0   0   183
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Zack Crockett
11
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Rock Preston
9
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Warrick Dunn
8
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Andre Cooper
.
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Melvin Pearsall
.
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Kez McCorvey
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Thad Busby
2
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
'OMar Ellison
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Danny Kanell
1
.
17
.
.
.
.
.
.
Clifton Abraham
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Dennis Andrews
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
E.G. Green
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Billy Glenn
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Phillip Riley
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jon Stark
.
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
31
21
21
.
.
1
.
.
.
Opponents
6
13
13
1
2
.
.
.
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Danny Kanell        11  407  -127 2781  2654 241.3
Warrick Dunn        11  152  1026    0  1026  93.3
Rock Preston        11   68   587    0   587  53.4
Zack Crockett       11   83   341    0   341  31.0
Jon Stark            6   40     2  291   293  48.8
Thad Busby           5   30    20  162   182  36.4
Jermaine Green       3   24   123    0   123  41.0
Tiger McMillon       9   24    76    0    76   8.4
'OMar Ellison       11    5    28    0    28   2.5
Rendell Long              3    28    0    28
Dennis Andrews       3    4    14    0    14   4.7
Kez McCorvey        10    4    -1    0    -1  -0.1
E.G. Green          11    5   -18    0   -18  -1.6

Total.........      11  853  2080 3234  5314 483.1
Opponent......      11  753  1077 1860  2937 267.0


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Dan Mowrey            8-12  .667  1- 1  4- 5  3- 4  0- 2  0- 0 35
Scott Bentley         4- 7  .571  0- 0  1- 2  3- 5  0- 0  0- 0 37
FG SEQUENCE Dan Mowrey Scott Bentley
VIRGINIA
None
32
MARYLAND
None
(34)
WAKE FOREST
None
None
NORTH CAROLINA
None
(37)
MIAMI
None
(23), (34)
CLEMSON
29, (22)
32, 28
DUKE
(28)
None
GEORGIA TECH
(21), (30)
None
NOTRE DAME
(20), (30), (19), 44
None
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
42
None
FLORIDA
(35), 30
None
FLORIDA
(21), (24), (45), 26, 36
None
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Sean Liss           33 1307  39.6  57                1
Dan Mowrey          15  561  37.4  51                0
 Team                1    0   0.0                    0

Total.........      49 1868  38.1  57                1
Opponent......      85 3361  39.5  59                 


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Warrick Dunn        11 1026   308    0    0    0    0 1334 121.3
Rock Preston        11  587   126    0  320    0    0 1033  93.9
Kez McCorvey        10   -1   870   13    0    0    0  882  88.2
'OMar Ellison       11   28   506    0  106    0    0  640  58.2
Zack Crockett       11  341   165    0    8    0    0  514  46.7
Andre Cooper        11    0   359    0    0    0    0  359  32.6
James Colzie              0     0  274    0   20    0  294
Tiger McMillon       9   76    79    0  102    0    0  257  28.6
Wayne Messam        11    0   242    0    0    0    0  242  22.0
Melvin Pearsall     11    0   225    0    0    0    0  225  20.5
E.G. Green          11  -18   192    0    0    0    0  174  15.8
Jermaine Green       3  123    18    0   23    0    0  164  54.7
Phillip Riley             0    34    0  107    0    0  141
Derrick Brooks      10    0     0   32    0   52    0   84   8.4
Clifton Abraham     11    0     0    0    0   63    0   63   5.7
Rendell Long             28    31    0    0    0    0   59
Billy Glenn         10    0    46    0    0    0    0   46   4.6
Dennis Andrews       3   14    27    0    0    0    0   41  13.7
Samari Rolle         5    0     0   29    0    0    0   29   5.8
Sean Hamlet         11    0     0    0    0   27    0   27   2.5
Thad Busby           5   20     0    0    0    0    0   20   4.0
Todd Rebol          11    0     0    0    0   20    0   20   1.8
Aaron Dely                0     6    0    0    0    0    6
Jon Stark            6    2     0    0    0    0    0    2   0.3
Reinard Wilson      11    0     0    0    0   -2    0   -2  -0.2
Danny Kanell        11 -127     0    0    0    0    0 -127 -11.5

Total.........      11 2080  3234  348  666  180    0 6508 591.6
Opponent......      11 1077  1860   39  947  219    0 4142 376.5


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
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Daryl Bush          11   50   36    86   7.0-         1.0-           .      3    .   2-  0   3   .   .
Derrick Brooks      10   41   36    77   4.0-         3.0-          3- 52   6    .    .      1   1   .
Sam Cowart          11   44   32    76   2.0-         1.0-           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Devin Bush          11   40   35    75      .         1.0-          2-  0   5    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Derrick Alexander   11   36   38    74   9.0-         4.0-           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Todd Rebol          11   42   31    73   3.0-         1.0-          2- 20   1    .   1-  0   2   .   .
Sean Hamlet         11   49   21    70   1.0-            .          2- 27   4    .    .      1   .   .
James Roberson      11   25   38    63   3.0-         1.0-           .      3    .    .      2   .   .
Corey Fuller        11   35   15    50   1.0-            .          1-  0  13    .   2-  0   4   .   .
Andre Wadsworth     11   27   20    47      .         2.5-           .      1    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Reinard Wilson      11   30   10    40   2.0-        11.0-          1- -2   1    .    .      1   .   .
Eric Smith          11   18   21    39   2.0-            .           .      1    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Peter Boulware      11   16   21    37      .         5.0-           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Clifton Abraham     11   27    9    36      .            .          2- 63   7    .    .      .   .   .
Orpheus Roye             11   24    35   4.0-         0.5-           .      4    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Tyrant Marion        8   13   21    34   2.0-         3.5-           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Connell Spain            13   21    34   3.0-         1.5-           .      .    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Henri Crockett           20   12    32   1.0-         1.0-           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Harold Battles           15   14    29      .         1.0-           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Dulack Guerrier          10    9    19      .         1.0-           .      1    .    .      .   1   .
Travis Sherman           15    4    19      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Enzo Armella              7    9    16   2.0-            .           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
James Colzie              8    7    15      .            .          2- 20   2    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Steve Gilmer             11    4    15      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Kendrick Scott            7    6    13      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Byron Capers              5    4     9      .            .           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Robert Hammond            3    5     8      .            .           .      2    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Julian Pittman            6    1     7   1.0-            .           .      2    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Greg Spires          5    2    4     6      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Samari Rolle         5    2    2     4      .            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Demetro Stephens          .    2     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Rodney Wells              .    2     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lamont Green              .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Sean Liss            8    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .

FLORIDA STATE 41, VIRGINIA 17

09/03/1994, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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TALLAHASSEE, FL - Defending national champion and third ranked Florida State, began the 1994 season with a resounding 41-17 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers in front of a Doak Campbell Stadium crowd of 74,551 and an ABC regional television audience.

The departure of Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward left the quarterback position as the biggest concern heading into the new season. Junior Danny Kanell silenced the critics, at least early in the year, with 32 of 48 passing for 330 yards and four touchdowns in his debut as the fulltime starter.

FSU dominated a fine Virginia team with five different Seminoles scoring and doubling the Cavaliers' yardage. However, UVa held Florida State scoreless in the first quarter and led 3-0 before the Seminoles blew the game wide open with a 20 point second quarter barrage. The Tribe defense stifled the UVa offense most of the first half and the biggest Virginia gain in the second quarter was on a penalty.

FSU finally got on the scoreboard when Warrick Dunn took a Kanell pass 16 yards into the endzone on the first play of the second quarter. The touchdown was set up by a 53 yard swing pass from Kanell to Dunn in which Dunn faked and outran the Cavalier linebackers before being brought down at the UVa 18 yard line.

After the Seminole defense forced a Virginia punt, Kanell marched the Seminoles on an 11 play, 74 yard drive capped by an 13 yard touchdown reception in the back of the endzone by tight end Billy Glenn.

On UVa's next play from scrimmage, defensive tackle Julian Pittman recovered a fumble at the Virginia 13 yard line. Kanell completed his third touchdown pass three plays later finding senior Kez McCorvey open in the endzone for a 4 yard touchdown strike giving FSU a 20-3 halftime lead.

The Tribe continued to roll in the second half. Senior cornerback Clifton Abraham picked off a Symion Willis pass and returned it 37 yards to the UVA 28 yard line on the third play from scrimmage in the third quarter.

Five plays later, redshirt freshman tailback Rock Preston scored from three yards out giving FSU a 27-3 advantage.

Fullback Zach Crockett scored on a 1 yard plunge and McCorvey hauled in his second touchdown of the day to conclude the scoring for FSU.

Virginia quarterback Matt Groh threw fourth quarter touchdown strikes of 20 and five yards for the Cavaliers. UVa was held to 78 yards in the first half, 285 for the game and was forced to punt 10 times. The Cavaliers' bright spot was running back Tiki Barber who would prove to be one of only two players to rush for over 100 yards on the Seminoles all season.

McCorvey led all receivers with 11 receptions for 107 yards and two scores, while Rock Preston enjoyed an impressive debut rushing for 70 yards on three carries.

The FSU defense was led by sophomore linebacker Sam Cowart who had 13 total tackles.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA
3
0
0
14
17
FLORIDA STATE
0
20
14
7
41

1st   0- 3  Opp, 40, field goal, 8:30 
2nd   6- 3  Warrick Dunn, 16, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick blocked), 14:51
     13- 3  Billy Glenn, 3, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick), 4:39 
     20- 3  Kez McCorvey, 4, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick), 4:01 
     20- 3  Scott Bentley, 32, field goal blocked, 2:22 
3rd  27- 3  Rock Preston, 3, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 11:10
     34- 3  Zack Crockett, 1, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 7:39 
4th  34-10  Opp, 20, pass (kick), 14:54
     41-10  Kez McCorvey, 4, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick), 11:33
     41-17  Opp, 5, pass (kick), 0:16 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 14 Rushes-yards 24-116 37-127 Passing 397 158 Att-Comp-Int 56-39-1 36-17-1 Total Yards 80-513 73-285 Punt Returns 2-12 1-8 Kickoff Returns 3-91 4-92 Interception Ret. 1-37 1-20 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 5-37.6 10-34.6 Sacks By-Yds 3-19 1-4 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-2 Penalties-Yds 9-72 6-49 3rd Down Conversions 7-16 2-18 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 27:10 32:50 Attendance 74,551 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Rock Preston 3- 70 Jermaine Green 8- 25 'OMar Ellison 1- 12 Zack Crockett 5- 9 Warrick Dunn 4- 4 Danny Kanell 1- 2 E.G. Green 1- -2 Jon Stark 1- -4 Receiving Kez McCorvey 11- 107 Warrick Dunn 4- 71 Andre Cooper 5- 44 'OMar Ellison 5- 43 Zack Crockett 2- 29 Rock Preston 3- 27 Rendell Long 2- 24 Wayne Messam 3- 20 Jermaine Green 2- 18 E.G. Green 1- 11 Billy Glenn 1- 3 Passing Danny Kanell 48-32-1-330 Jon Stark 8- 7-*- 0 Punt Return James Colzie 1- 9 Kez McCorvey 1- 3 Kickoff Return 'OMar Ellison 2- 66 Rock Preston 1- 25 Punting Sean Liss 5- 188 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sam Cowart 9 4 13 1.0- 1.0- . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 4 6 10 1.0- . . . . . . . . Devin Bush 8 1 9 . . . 1 . . . . . Daryl Bush 4 5 9 1.0- . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion 3 6 9 1.0- 1.0- . . . . . . . James Roberson 1 7 8 . . . 1 . . . . . Enzo Armella 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 4 3 7 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Corey Fuller 4 1 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Sean Hamlet 4 1 5 . . . . . . 1 . . Eric Smith 2 3 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Reinard Wilson 3 1 4 1.0- 1.0- . 1 . . . . . Travis Sherman 2 2 4 . . . . . . 1 . . Steve Gilmer 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Harold Battles 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 3 . 3 . . 1- 37 1 . . . . . Peter Boulware 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Dulack Guerrier 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Scott 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Orpheus Roye 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0- . . . . 1 . . Henri Crockett . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers . . . . . . 1 . . . . . Julian Pittman . . . . . . 1 . 1- 0 . . .

FLORIDA STATE 52, MARYLAND 20

09/10/1994, COLLEGE PARK, MD

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COLLEGE PARK, MD - Danny Kanell had his second straight strong performance while fullback Zach Crockett put up career numbers as the Seminoles rebounded from a 20-17 halftime deficit to score the game's final 35 points in a 52-20 victory in their first road game of the season at Maryland.

Kanell, playing at the site of his first collegiate start, completed 28 of 44 passes for 427 yards and one touchdown. He did throw two interceptions. Crockett rushed for 123 yards and a pair of touchdowns. His rushing totals were the most for a Seminole fullback since 1986.

On the game's opening possession, Maryland's Scott Milanovich directed a 9 play, 80 yard drive to give the Terrapins a 7-0 lead. The drive was capped by a 7 yard shovel pass from Milanovich to Brian Underwood.

Maryland's attempt of an onside kick went out of bounds and FSU took over at its own 44 yard line. After driving to the Maryland 17, Florida State had to settle for a 34 yard Scott Bentley field goal to get on the scoreboard, trailing 7-3.

The Terrapin special teams provided the next big play by blocking Sean Liss' punt and taking over at the FSU 27 yard line. The Tribe defense held, however, and Maryland took a 10-3 lead on Joe O'Donnell's 27 yard field goal.

After intercepting a Kanell pass, the Terps had great field position setting up at FSU's 39 yard line. The Seminoles held Maryland to another field goal, this time from 30 yards out, and heavily favored Florida State trailed 13-3.

The Florida State offense showed its first signs of life on the following possession as Kanell drove the team 90 yards in 11 plays highlighted by Crockett's 1 yard touchdown plunge on fourth down. On the drive, Kanell completed 6 of 8 passes including a 23 yarder to Wayne Messam on third and goal from the 24 to keep FSU's scoring hopes alive.

Florida State took the lead on its next possession on a 16 yard run up the middle by Rock Preston. The drive was highlighted by FSU's rediscovery of the tight end as Melvin Pearsall hauled in three receptions for 40 yards. Pearsall finished the day with seven receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown, the most receptions by an FSU tight end in four seasons.

Maryland would take a 20-17 halftime lead following a 38 yard screen pass to Geroy Simon from Milanovich with under two minutes remaining. The deficit marked the first time FSU had trailed an ACC team at halftime.

The second half would be all Florida State's as the offense gained 402 yards and the defense limited Maryland to just 52 yards and no points.

The Seminoles relied heavily on the running game in the second half and scored on three of their first four possessions. The Tribe would take the lead for good on its opening drive when Preston scored his second touchdown of the day from six yards out.

Crockett scored his second touchdown of the game on a 14 yard blast with 4:46 remaining in the third quarter.

The remainder of the second half proved to be much the same as Dunn scored on a 25 yard run and Kanell threw an 8 yard touchdown strike to Kez McCorvey. Pearsall capped the scoring on a 13 yard pass from backup quarterback Jon Stark as the Seminoles increased their ACC win streak to 18 games.

FSU gained 731 yards of total offense in the game, 279 on the ground. The Seminole defense limited the high powered Terrapin offense to just 237 yards of total offense, including just 24 on the ground.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
3
14
14
21
52
MARYLAND
10
10
0
0
20

1st   0- 7  Opp, 7, pass (kick), 10:35
      3- 7  Scott Bentley, 34, field goal, 8:36 
      3-10  Opp, 27, field goal, 3:38 
2nd   3-13  Opp, 30, field goal, 11:15
     10-13  Zack Crockett, 1, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 6:55 
     17-13  Rock Preston, 16, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:50 
     17-20  Opp, 38, pass (kick), 0:51 
3rd  24-20  Rock Preston, 6, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 10:57
     31-20  Zack Crockett, 14, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 4:46 
4th  38-20  Kez McCorvey, 8, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick), 11:32
     45-20  Warrick Dunn, 25, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 4:31 
     52-20  Melvin Pearsall, 13, pass from Jon Stark (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:54 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 37 14 Rushes-yards 49-279 17- 24 Passing 452 213 Att-Comp-Int 46-30-2 41-22-2 Total Yards 95-731 58-237 Punt Returns 4-18 1-15 Kickoff Returns 2-44 8-135 Interception Ret. 2-37 2-26 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 4-30.3 9-42.4 Sacks By-Yds 1-11 2-16 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 11-94 5-33 3rd Down Conversions 10-17 1-12 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-0 Time of Posession 34:38 25:22 Attendance 38,014 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Zack Crockett 19- 123 Warrick Dunn 16- 104 Jermaine Green 4- 36 Rock Preston 4- 30 Dennis Andrews 2- 8 Kez McCorvey 1- 4 'OMar Ellison 1- -10 Danny Kanell 2- -16 Receiving Wayne Messam 4- 122 Melvin Pearsall 7- 90 Kez McCorvey 5- 63 'OMar Ellison 3- 50 E.G. Green 2- 40 Andre Cooper 3- 35 Warrick Dunn 3- 28 Zack Crockett 1- 14 Billy Glenn 1- 10 Passing Danny Kanell 44-28-2-427 Jon Stark 2- 2-0- 25 Punt Return James Colzie 4- 18 Kickoff Return Phillip Riley 1- 23 Rock Preston 1- 21 Punting Sean Liss 3- 121 Team 1- 0 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Steve Gilmer 5 2 7 . . . 1 . . . . . Todd Rebol 2 4 6 2.0- 3.0 . 1- 11 . . . . . . Devin Bush 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 1 3 4 1.0- 0.5 . . 1 . . . . . Clifton Abraham 2 1 3 . . 1- 26 3 . . . . . Enzo Armella 1 2 3 2.0- 1.5 . . 1 . . . . . Derrick Alexander 1 2 3 1.0- 0.5 . . . . . . . . Eric Smith 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Peter Boulware . 2 2 1.0- 0.5 . . . . . . . . James Colzie 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Julian Pittman 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Connell Spain 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Rock Preston 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Orpheus Roye . 1 1 0.5- 5.5 0.5- 5.5 . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth . 1 1 0.5- 5.5 0.5- 5.5 . . . . . . . Harold Battles 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 56, WAKE FOREST 14

09/17/1994, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

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From the 1995 FSU Media Guide, Page 96

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Fourth ranked Florida State's offense spread the ball all over the field scoring six touchdowns on their first seven possessions in a 56-14 win over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem.

The defense welcomed the return of preseason All-American Derrick Brooks who had a smashing start to his senior season. Brooks made up for a two game suspension by forcing a fumble, blocking a punt, recording a sack, and intercepting a Demon Deacon two point conversion attempt.

Danny Kanell led the FSU offense completing 20 of 28 passes for 189 yards in limited action.

It was, however, the Seminole defense who set up FSU's first score as Brooks forced a Wake Forest fumble on their third play from scrimmage, which cornerback James Colzie recovered on the Demon Deacon's 42.

Kanell completed his first five passes in a row, the last a 15 yarder to freshman E.G. Green in the endzone for a touchdown that ended a 42 yard drive.

FSU drove 84 yards in 10 plays on their next possession which finished with Zach Crockett's 24 yard rumble up the middle with 4:34 remaining in the first quarter to give FSU a 14-0 advantage. The score was Crockett's fourth in three games.

Brooks provided the Seminoles with another spark as he blocked a Mike Strazzeri punt that Clifton Abraham recovered in the endzone giving FSU a 21-0 lead. Abraham's recovery for a touchdown was the senior's 4th career touchdown off a blocked punt, which set a new school record.

Florida State kept the pressure on the Deacons even without the starters in the game. Backup quarterback Jon Stark got into the scoring action connecting with Andre Cooper on a 25 yard touchdown pass that was the result of an 80 yard, five play drive and made the score 28-0.

Rock Preston continued the scoring barrage with a 10 yard scamper around the left end giving the Seminoles a 35-0 lead with 5:59 remaining in the first half.

Warrick Dunn concluded the first half scoring capping an 11 play, 68 yard drive with a five yard run that provided the 42-0 halftime margin.

Despite having the ball eight minutes less than Wake Forest, the Seminoles outgained the Demon Deacons 337-184 yards in the first half.

Florida State coasted in the second half on touchdown strikes of 17 yards from Stark to Dennis Andrews and 18 yards from Thad Busby to Melvin Pearsall. The game marked the first collegiate touchdowns of E.G. Green, Andre Cooper, Dennis Andrews and Thad Busby.

An interception ruined FSU's hopes of a shutout when Wake Forest ran it in from the two set up by a short 5 play, 25 yard scoring drive.

Wake concluded the scoring with a 12 yard scoring pass from David Cerchio to Thabiti Davis.

Jermaine Green, who would miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, led all FSU rushers with 62 yards on 12 carries. E.G. Green caught eight passes for 70 yards and Andre Cooper gained 105 yards on five catches to lead the receiving corps, which was without Kez McCorvey for the first time in 41 games.

In addition to Brooks, Tiger McMillon and Marcus Long returned to the Seminole roster against Wake after serving two game suspensions.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
27
15
7
7
56
WAKE FOREST
0
0
0
14
14

1st   7- 0  E.G. Green, 15, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick), 11:49
     14- 0  Zack Crockett, 24, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 4:35 
     21- 0  Clifton Abraham, 0, punt return/blocked punt (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:19 
2nd  21- 0  Opp, 22, field goal failed, 11:24
     28- 0  Andre Cooper, 25, pass from Jon Stark (Scott Bentley, kick), 9:47 
     35- 0  Rock Preston, 10, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 5:59 
1st  42- 0  Warrick Dunn, 5, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 1:43 
3rd  42- 0  Opp, 31, field goal failed, 11:10
     49- 0  Dennis Andrews, 17, pass from Jon Stark (Scott Bentley, kick), 6:11 
4th  49- 6  Opp, 2, run (pass intercepted by Derrick Brooks), 14:07
     56- 6  Melvin Pearsall, 18, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 11:02
     56-14  Opp, 12, pass (run), 2:57 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 30 19 Rushes-yards 30-191 36- 49 Passing 371 205 Att-Comp-Int 42-30-3 47-20-0 Total Yards 72-562 83-254 Punt Returns 5-83 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-23 7-111 Interception Ret. 0-0 3-65 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 2-41.0 9-34.6 Sacks By-Yds 6-39 1-10 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties-Yds 18-142 5-49 3rd Down Conversions 9-11 6-21 4th Down Conversions 0-0 3-4 Time of Posession 24:29 35:31 Attendance 20,317 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jermaine Green 12- 62 Warrick Dunn 3- 36 Zack Crockett 4- 33 Rock Preston 3- 30 Rendell Long 1- 17 Thad Busby 1- 15 Dennis Andrews 1- 5 Tiger McMillon 4- 3 Danny Kanell 1- -10 Receiving Andre Cooper 5- 105 E.G. Green 8- 70 Tiger McMillon 4- 47 Melvin Pearsall 2- 34 Warrick Dunn 4- 34 Billy Glenn 2- 20 Dennis Andrews 1- 17 Rock Preston 1- 17 Wayne Messam 2- 16 'OMar Ellison 1- 11 Passing Danny Kanell 28-20-1-189 Jon Stark 11- 8-1-147 Thad Busby 3- 2-1- 35 Punt Return James Colzie 4- 51 Clifton Abraham 0- 0 Kickoff Return Derrick Brooks 1- 32 Jermaine Green 1- 23 Wayne Messam 1- 0 Punting Sean Liss 2- 82 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sam Cowart 6 2 8 2.0- 5.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 5 2 7 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 5 1 6 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . 3 . . 1 1 . Reinard Wilson 3 3 6 2.0- 14.0 0.5- 5.0 . . . . . . . Devin Bush 3 2 5 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . 3 . . . . . Harold Battles 3 2 5 1.0- 10.0 1.0- 10.0 . 1 . . . . . James Colzie 4 . 4 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Daryl Bush 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Scott . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion 2 . 2 2.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Connell Spain . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gilmer 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Tra Thomas 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Peter Boulware 1 . 1 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Travis Sherman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jermaine Green . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Orpheus Roye . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . E.G. Green 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dulack Guerrier . . . . . . 1 . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 31, NORTH CAROLINA 18

09/24/1994, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1995 FSU Media Guide, Page 97

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In an early season game considered by many to feature the two probable contenders for the ACC crown, third ranked Florida State pulled away from 13th ranked North Carolina in the third quarter and held off a Tar Heel rally for a 31-18 win in front of a Doak Campbell Stadium record crowd of 78,111 and an ESPN national television audience.

Florida State quarterback Danny Kanell threw for three touchdowns and 252 yards and Warrick Dunn turned in his second 100 yard rushing game as the Seminoles increased their ACC winning streak to 19 games.

The Seminoles scored on their opening possession driving 79 yards in 12 plays capped by a 5 yard scoring pass to Melvin Pearsall with 9:34 remaining in the first quarter.

North Carolina responded when James Hamilton intercepted a Kanell pass at the FSU 23 yard line and the Tar Heels scored four plays later on a Leon Johnson l yard run to tie the score at seven midway through the first quarter.

After neither offense could generate a first down on the following four possessions, Orpheus Roye recovered a UNC fumble on the FSU 27. Dunn ripped the Heels on a 46 yard run that set up Kanell's second touchdown throw of the night. Andre Cooper made a diving grab of a 27 yard Kanell aerial for the score.

FSU would score again with three seconds remaining in the first half when Scott Bentley nailed a 37 yard field goal.

Despite outgaining the Tar Heels in the first half 273 yards to 97 yards, FSU held a slim 17-7 edge at the half.

Florida State used two quick third quarter touchdowns to turn its halftime lead into a 31-7 cushion. The first touchdown came on a Zach Crockett one yard plunge after a 6 play, 48 yard drive which gave the Seminoles a 24-7 edge. The score was set up by a 31 yard completion to Cooper down to the Carolina one yard line.

The second FSU score came less than four minutes later on a 31 yard touchdown pass from Kanell to Kez McCorvey, which gave the Tribe a comfortable 31-7 lead.

North Carolina began a comeback attempt by driving 80 yards in eight plays capped by a Malcolm Marshall 1 yard plunge with 3:24 left in the third. UNC went for two and converted as Leon Johnson scored on the option.

Tripp Pignetti kicked a 42 yard field goal to bring the Tar Heels to within 13 points at 31-18 with 12:15 remaining.

UNC's comeback bid gained further momentum when the Heels forced Kanell to fumble on a sack at the Seminoles six yard line.

Derrick Alexander sacked Carolina quarterback Jason Stanicek setting the stage for the game's deciding and most controversial play. Faced with a second and 11, Stanicek's pass to Octavus Barnes was ruled a catch and a fumble which was recovered by noseguard Connell Spain at the FSU 11 with just over 10 minutes remaining.

The FSU defense shut down the Tar Heel offense the rest of the game for the 31-18 victory, which kept the Seminoles' record unblemished for the showdown with Miami in two weeks.

Dunn gained 121 yards on 19 carries and McCorvey bounced back from a shoulder injury to record five catches for 83 yards and a touchdown.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NORTH CAROLINA
7
0
8
3
18
FLORIDA STATE
14
3
14
0
31

1st   7- 0  Melvin Pearsall, 5, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick), 9:34 
      7- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 5:32 
     14- 7  Andre Cooper, 27, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick), 0:26 
2nd  17- 7  Scott Bentley, 37, field goal, 0:03 
3rd  24- 7  Zack Crockett, 1, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 10:44
     31- 7  Kez McCorvey, 31, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick), 6:56 
     31-15  Opp, 1, run (run), 3:24 
4th  31-18  Opp, 42, field goal, 12:15


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 16 Rushes-yards 42-169 33-108 Passing 252 178 Att-Comp-Int 35-20-1 29-17-0 Total Yards 77-421 62-286 Punt Returns 2-19 1-1 Kickoff Returns 4-81 2-17 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 3-0 1-0 Punts 7-33.6 8-41.3 Sacks By-Yds 2-26 2-23 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 4-3 Penalties-Yds 6-62 9-82 3rd Down Conversions 5-14 2-12 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-1 Time of Posession 32:27 27:33 Attendance 78,111 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 19- 121 Zack Crockett 9- 30 Rock Preston 5- 25 E.G. Green 2- 12 Tiger McMillon 2- 0 Danny Kanell 5- -19 Receiving Kez McCorvey 5- 83 Andre Cooper 3- 68 Wayne Messam 3- 35 Melvin Pearsall 2- 20 'OMar Ellison 2- 15 Rock Preston 1- 11 Tiger McMillon 1- 9 Warrick Dunn 2- 8 E.G. Green 1- 3 Passing Danny Kanell 32-18-1-233 Jon Stark 3- 2-0- 19 Punt Return James Colzie 2- 19 Kickoff Return Phillip Riley 2- 29 Tiger McMillon 1- 28 'OMar Ellison 1- 24 Punting Sean Liss 7- 235 |---------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 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . . Devin Bush 2 5 7 . . . 2 . . . . . Daryl Bush 1 4 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 1 3 4 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion . 3 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Connell Spain 1 2 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Sam Cowart 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 1 2 3 . . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . James Roberson 1 1 2 1.0- 18.0 1.0- 18.0 . . . . . . . Orpheus Roye . 2 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Henri Crockett . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 1 . 1 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Byron Capers . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

MIAMI 34, FLORIDA STATE 20

10/08/1994, CORAL GABLES, FL

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From the 1995 FSU Media Guide, Page 99

MIAMI, FL - 13th ranked Miami's defense held Florida State to its lowest offensive output of the season and forced five Seminole turnovers in defeating third ranked FSU 34-20 in front of a packed Orange Bowl and ESPN's biggest audience ever for college football.

The Seminoles had their chances against their arch-rival, blocking a pair of Miami punts and creating five Hurricane turnovers. But FSU scored just 13 points off those mistakes, while the 'Canes turned three interceptions of Danny Kanell into 21 points and limited the Seminole offense to just 47 yards rushing.

Florida State's first drive began with excellent field position after linebacker Daryl Bush recovered a James Stewart fumble on the Hurricanes' second play from scrimmage giving FSU the ball on its own 47.

Kanell led the offense to the Hurricane 12 yard line before Malcolm Pearson intercepted a pass in the endzone for a touchback.

Miami took advantage of the break and turned to its power running game to drive 80 yards in nine plays, for a 7-0 lead on Stewart's 2 yard TD run.

FSU's special teams gave the Tribe a chance to get right back in it by blocking the first of two punts and setting the offense up at the Hurricane 14 yard line. It took just three plays for FSU to pull within one when fullback Zack Crockett plunged up the middle for one into paydirt. Scott Bentley's extra point attempt was wide right and FSU trailed 7-6 with 2:20 remaining in the first quarter.

After forcing a Miami punt and taking over at midfield, Florida State took the lead on Crockett's second touchdown of the game, this time from two yards out. The score was set up by a 17 yard screen pass from Kanell to Crockett which moved the ball to the two yard line. Wayne Messam hauled in the two point conversion to give the Seminoles a 14-7 lead with 14:30 remaining in the first half.

The Seminoles' special teams seemed bent on a route as they blocked their second punt and gave the offense the ball at Miami's 24 yard line.

Two plays later, the game's momentum switched when cornerback C.J. Richardson intercepted a Kanell pass at the Hurricane 13 yard line and returned it to FSU's 29, sending the sellout crowd into delirium.

Stewart made up for his fumble and scored from five yards out to tie the score at 14 with 7:28 remaining in the third. The drive was kept alive when Frank Costa found A.C. Tellison for 12 yards on a third and 9 to give Miami a first and goal at the FSU five.

Miami took the lead for good with an impressive 89 yard, 12 play drive that was capped by a third down option pass by back up quarterback Ryan Collins for the score and 21-14 Hurricane lead with :14 left in the half.

On FSU's first possession of the second half, Bentley closed the gap to 21-17 with a 23 yard field goal that capped a 9 play drive covering 48 yards.

Miami responded by driving to the Seminole 20 yard line before settling for a 37 yard field goal, making the score 24-17 midway through the third quarter.

After a holding penalty nullified a 22 yard pass completion to Kez McCorvey, Miami's Carlos Jones intercepted a Kanell pass and returned it 16 yards for a touchdown boosting the `Canes' lead to 31-17 with 1:04 remaining in the third quarter.

FSU's defense created another chance for the Seminoles to get back in the game when they forced a fumble that was recovered by James Roberson at the Hurricane 9 yard line. Second team quarterback Jon Stark replaced a struggling Danny Kanell (13 of 28 passing with no touchdowns) and after three plays, including a sack, the Seminoles settled for a 34 yard Bentley field goal to pull within 11 at 31-20 with 12:10 remaining.

The Hurricane defense dominated FSU's offense for the remainder of the game forcing coaches to go to third team quarterback Thad Busby, but no one could get the offense going. UM held FSU to a season low 219 yards of total offense, while they churned out 185 rushing yards and 178 through the air.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
6
8
3
3
20
MIAMI
7
14
10
3
34

1st   0- 7  Opp, 2, run (kick), 7:11 
      6- 7  Zack Crockett, 1, run (Scott Bentley, kick failed), 2:20 
2nd  14- 7  Zack Crockett, 2, run (Wayne Messam, pass from Danny Kanell), 14:30
     14-14  Opp, 5, run (kick), 7:28 
     14-21  Opp, 1, pass (kick), 0:14 
3rd  17-21  Scott Bentley, 23, field goal, 9:52 
     17-24  Opp, 37, field goal, 7:36 
     17-31  Opp, 16, interception return (kick), 1:04 
4th  20-31  Scott Bentley, 34, field goal, 12:14
     20-34  Opp, 21, field goal, 2:18 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 25 Rushes-yards 26- 47 45-185 Passing 172 178 Att-Comp-Int 39-16-4 34-19-2 Total Yards 65-219 79-363 Punt Returns 0-0 1-6 Kickoff Returns 6-117 2-47 Interception Ret. 2-35 4-74 Fumble Returns 3-0 1-0 Punts 5-42.2 3-37.3 Sacks By-Yds 2-9 5-26 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-3 Penalties-Yds 9-54 9-67 3rd Down Conversions 6-16 5-12 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-2 Time of Posession 24:32 35:28 Attendance 77,010 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 8- 32 Rock Preston 3- 24 Zack Crockett 7- 14 Kez McCorvey 1- 3 Jon Stark 4- -11 Danny Kanell 3- -15 Receiving Kez McCorvey 4- 66 Zack Crockett 6- 50 E.G. Green 1- 18 Rock Preston 1- 10 Wayne Messam 1- 9 Melvin Pearsall 1- 9 Andre Cooper 1- 8 Warrick Dunn 1- 2 Passing Danny Kanell 28-13-3-153 Jon Stark 9- 2-0- 15 Thad Busby 2- 1-1- 4 Kickoff Return Rock Preston 2- 58 Phillip Riley 2- 30 Tiger McMillon 2- 29 Punting Sean Liss 5- 211 |---------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 4 4 8 2.0- . 1- 28 3 . . . . . Devin Bush 1 7 8 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson 2 5 7 1.0- . . . . 1- 0 . . . Sean Hamlet 3 3 6 . . 1- 7 1 . . . . . Todd Rebol . 5 5 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith 2 3 5 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Derrick Alexander . 4 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Clifton Abraham 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush . 4 4 0.5- . . . . 1- 0 . . . Corey Fuller 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 4 . 4 1.0- 1.0- . . . . . . . James Colzie . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion . 2 2 0.5- 0.5- . . . . . . . Connell Spain . 2 2 0.5- . . . . . . . . Dulack Guerrier . 2 2 0.5- . . . . . . . . Orpheus Roye . 1 1 0.5- . . 2 . . . . . Andre Wadsworth . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Robert Hammond . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Travis Sherman . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Harold Battles 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Warrick Dunn 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Peter Boulware . 1 1 0.5- 0.5- . . . . . . . Kendrick Scott 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 17, CLEMSON 0

10/22/1994, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1995 FSU Media Guide, Page 100

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State held Clemson to under 150 yards of total offense and allowed the visiting Tigers just 3 of 18 third down conversions en route to a 17-0 victory in front of a Doak Campbell homecoming crowd of 75,902.

Despite tying the ACC consecutive win streak at 21, the 11th ranked Seminoles sputtered on offense, scoring only three out of five times inside the Tiger's 20 yard line.

Neither team scored on its opening possession, but the Seminole special teams set up the first FSU scoring opportunity when James Colzie returned a punt 16 yards to the Clemson 31. Florida State missed a chance to score when Scott Bentley's 32 yard field goal attempt sailed wide right with 3:17 remaining in the first quarter.

The Seminoles scored the game's first touchdown when Warrick Dunn broke a tackle and ran five yards for the score with 13:27 left in the second quarter capping a 7 play, 70 yard drive. Dunn also provided the key play of the drive racing for a 24 yard gain on a fourth and one. He would finish with a game high 133 yards on the afternoon.

After forcing another Clemson punt, Kanell directed the Seminoles on a 10 play, 66 yard drive capped by Dunn's second touchdown of the day, this time from four yards out giving FSU a 14-0 lead with 8:45 remaining in the first half. FSU failed on a chance to increase its lead when Bentley missed his second field goal attempt of the first half, this time a 28 yarder, forcing the Seminoles to settle for a 14-0 halftime lead. Bentley would be benched in the second half in favor of senior Dan Mowrey who retained the kicking chores for the remainder of the year.

Florida State began the opening drive of the second half at its own 17 yard line. In 13 plays, the Seminoles drove to the Tiger 12, but saw their kicking woes continue as Mowrey missed wide right from 29 yards.

The Seminoles increased their lead and scored the game's final points on their next possession. After driving 69 yards to the Clemson four, Mowrey made his first field goal of the season from 22 yards with 5:39 remaining in the third quarter.

Both offenses combined for just one first down in the fourth quarter as the score remained 17-0.

Danny Kanell completed 17 of 32 passes but did not throw for a touchdown for the second consecutive week. He was replaced by Jon Stark in the fourth quarter.

The victory marked the second straight homecoming shutout for Florida State and the Seminoles' second consecutive shutout of Clemson, which gained just 86 yards rushing.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CLEMSON
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
14
3
0
17

1st   0- 0  Scott Bentley, 32, field goal failed, 3:17 
2nd   7- 0  Warrick Dunn, 5, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 13:27
     14- 0  Warrick Dunn, 4, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 8:45 
     14- 0  Scott Bentley, 28, field goal failed, 2:48 
3rd  14- 0  Dan Mowrey, 29, field goal failed, 10:18
     17- 0  Dan Mowrey, 22, field goal, 5:39 
4th  17- 0  Opp, 38, field goal blocked by Andre Wadsworth, 14:45


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 9 Rushes-yards 39-194 42- 86 Passing 199 63 Att-Comp-Int 37-20-1 22-5-0 Total Yards 76-393 64-149 Punt Returns 6-78 1--6 Kickoff Returns 1-15 4-65 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 5-36.6 10-38.6 Sacks By-Yds 4-31 1-7 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-0 Penalties-Yds 6-58 5-36 3rd Down Conversions 6-18 3-18 4th Down Conversions 2-2 0-2 Time of Posession 30:35 29:25 Attendance 75,902 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 17- 133 Rock Preston 10- 43 'OMar Ellison 1- 16 Kez McCorvey 1- 5 Zack Crockett 4- 2 Tiger McMillon 1- 2 Dennis Andrews 1- 1 Jon Stark 1- -2 Danny Kanell 3- -6 Receiving 'OMar Ellison 4- 68 Kez McCorvey 3- 42 Andre Cooper 2- 29 Wayne Messam 2- 17 Tiger McMillon 3- 14 Billy Glenn 2- 13 Warrick Dunn 3- 8 Rock Preston 1- 8 Passing Danny Kanell 32-17-1-181 Jon Stark 5- 3-0- 18 Punt Return James Colzie 6- 78 Kickoff Return Phillip Riley 1- 15 Punting Sean Liss 5- 183 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Andre Wadsworth 5 5 10 . . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 5 5 10 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 4 4 8 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 5 2 7 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 5 2 7 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Devin Bush 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Harold Battles 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Peter Boulware 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Travis Sherman 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Orpheus Roye . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Scott 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Greg Pittman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Greg Spires 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Robert Hammond 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 59, DUKE 20

10/29/1994, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1995 FSU Media Guide, Page 101

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Danny Kanell sparked a 32 point second quarter and Kez McCorvey had a career day as seventh ranked Florida State posted a 59-20 victory over 13th ranked and undefeated Duke. The win set a new ACC record for consecutive league wins as it was the 22nd straight for the Seminoles.

The game's first play from scrimmage would be a sign of things to come when Kanell teamed with McCorvey for a 38 yard gain to the Duke 42. The Seminoles scored eight plays later on a 6 yard pass from Kanell to Andre Cooper. Dan Mowrey missed the extra point so FSU took a 6-0 lead with 12:20 remaining in the first quarter.

The Seminole defense pinned Duke deep in its own territory and forced a punt giving FSU the ball at the Duke 26 yard line. Three plays later Zach Crockett scored on a one yard plunge. FSU converted the two point attempt as Rock Preston scored on a direct snap.

Duke's special teams provided its first score early in the second quarter. Tijan Redmon recovered a James Colzie fumble on a punt return and went 7 yards for the touchdown. Andre Wadsworth blocked the Blue Devils' extra point attempt keeping the score 14-6 with 11:30 remaining in the first half.

Florida State took just 47 seconds to counter as Kanell engineered big plays to put the Seminoles up 21-6. From his own 30, Kanell hit McCorvey for a 46 yard gain, then found 'OMar Ellison in the endzone for a 24 yard touchdown one play later. Ellison also enjoyed his finest day as a Seminole catching five passes for 122 yards.

After exchanging punts, FSU scored another quick touchdown this time in 43 seconds. After a Preston run of 24 yards and a 62 yard pass to McCorvey, fullback Zach Crockett scored on a 4 yard run to give Florida State a commanding 28-6 lead with 4:10 left in the half.

After FSU's defense forced Duke to punt after three plays, the Tribe's big play barrage continued as the Seminoles went 61 yards in three plays. Kanell hit Ellison on back to back 16 and 13 yard gains before Warrick Dunn scampered in from 32 yards making the score 35-6.

FSU was still not finished with its 32 point second quarter. FSU drove 70 yards in six plays to set up a 28 yard Dan Mowrey field goal as time expired giving FSU a 38-6 halftime lead over the undefeated Blue Devils.

Ellison caught his second touchdown of the afternoon, this time a 36 yard reception from Kanell, giving FSU a 45-6 lead with 8:58 left in the third quarter.

On the following possession, Duke scored its first offensive touchdown of the game driving 80 yards in eight plays punctuated by a 29 yard pass from Spence Fischer to Corey Thomas on 4th and 11 to cut the lead to 45-13.

Once again FSU answered when Crockett scored his second touchdown on a one yard plunge on the ensuing FSU drive. The score gave the Seminoles a 52-13 lead with 1:22 left in the third quarter.

FSU and Duke each scored one more touchdown. FSU closed out the scoring on reserve quarterback Thad Busby's scramble from a yard out.

The Seminole defense dominated Duke and ACC rushing leader Robert Baldwin limiting the Blue Devils to just 45 yards in the first half. Baldwin was held to 42 yards through the better part of three quarters before shaking loose for a 44 yard gain and finishing with 96 in the game. Duke punted 12 times, gained a season low 225 yards and Blue Devil quarterbacks were sacked.

On the afternoon, McCorvey became only the second player in school history to gain over 200 yards receiving in a game finishing with 10 catches for 207 yards.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
DUKE
0
6
7
7
20
FLORIDA STATE
6
32
14
7
59

1st   6- 0  Andre Cooper, 6, pass from Danny Kanell (Dan Mowrey, kick failed), 12:28
2nd  14- 0  Zack Crockett, 1, run (Rock Preston, run), 14:15
     14- 6  Opp, 7, fumble recovery/return (kick blocked by Andre Wadsworth), 11:32
     21- 6  'OMar Ellison, 24, pass from Danny Kanell (Dan Mowrey, kick), 10:45
     28- 6  Zack Crockett, 4, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 4:10 
     35- 6  Warrick Dunn, 32, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 2:42 
     38- 6  Dan Mowrey, 28, field goal, 0:03 
3rd  45- 6  'OMar Ellison, 36, pass from Danny Kanell (Dan Mowrey, kick), 7:30 
     45-13  Opp, 29, pass (kick), 3:59 
     52-13  Zack Crockett, 1, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 1:22 
4th  52-20  Opp, 13, pass (kick), 7:58 
     59-20  Thad Busby, 1, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 2:15 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 31 13 Rushes-yards 30-154 36- 75 Passing 466 150 Att-Comp-Int 52-28-1 37-17-2 Total Yards 82-620 73-225 Punt Returns 8-37 0-0 Kickoff Returns 4-92 6-99 Interception Ret. 2-9 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-46 Punts 6-38.5 12-45.8 Sacks By-Yds 6-36 1-12 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 0-0 Penalties-Yds 7-76 12-88 3rd Down Conversions 4-15 6-21 4th Down Conversions 0-1 1-1 Time of Posession 26:51 33:09 Attendance 73,899 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 8- 89 Tiger McMillon 4- 40 Rock Preston 5- 36 Zack Crockett 6- 13 'OMar Ellison 1- 2 Rendell Long 1- 2 Thad Busby 3- -4 Danny Kanell 1- -12 Kez McCorvey 1- -13 Receiving Kez McCorvey 10- 207 'OMar Ellison 5- 122 Warrick Dunn 4- 47 Melvin Pearsall 1- 29 Andre Cooper 3- 18 Phillip Riley 1- 17 Tiger McMillon 3- 16 Dennis Andrews 1- 10 Passing Danny Kanell 41-23-0-394 Thad Busby 11- 5-1- 72 Punt Return Samari Rolle 3- 19 Kez McCorvey 2- 10 James Colzie 3- 8 Kickoff Return Rock Preston 4- 92 Punting Sean Liss 6- 231 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sean Hamlet 2 6 8 . . . 2 . . . . . Derrick Brooks 2 5 7 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 1 6 7 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 1 4 5 1.0- 1.0 . 1- 9 . . . . . . James Roberson 1 4 5 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Connell Spain 2 3 5 2.0- 12.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 2 3 5 3.0- 11.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Devin Bush . 4 4 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 1 3 4 . . . . . . . 1 . Daryl Bush . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Peter Boulware 2 2 4 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 2 1 3 2.0- 7.0 2.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 1 2 3 . . . 3 . . . . . Orpheus Roye 1 1 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Harold Battles . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Dulack Guerrier 1 . 1 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Eric Smith . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Travis Sherman . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Henri Crockett . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Julian Pittman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Greg Spires 1 . 1 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . James D'Amico 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 41, GEORGIA TECH 10

11/05/1994, ATLANTA, GA

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From the 1995 FSU Media Guide, Page 102

ATLANTA, GA - Trailing 3-0 after the first quarter, sixth ranked Florida State dominated both sides of the ball in routing Georgia Tech 41-10 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The win assured FSU of at least a tie for its third consecutive ACC crown.

The Seminole offense was in high gear featuring the running game and a career high 174 yards on just 13 carries by sophomore tailback Warrick Dunn. Eight different Seminoles carried the ball and quarterbacks Danny Kanell and Thad Bushy combined to complete passes to seven different receivers. FSU's offense racked up 396 yards, while the defense held Georgia Tech to just five yards rushing on 27 attempts. Although Tech quarterbacks did manage 246 yards of offense, they spent most of the afternoon dodging FSU's defensive line which recorded five sacks.

Tech opened the scoring on its first possession with a 33 yard field goal with 8:48 remaining in the first quarter.

FSU would take the lead for good on its next possession, however, as Kanell hit tight end Melvin Pearsall with a five yard touchdown pass on the second play of the second quarter completing an eight play, 41 yard drive.

After both teams traded punts twice, the defense set up another Seminole touchdown when Todd Rebol sacked Tech's Graham Strohm forcing a fumble that was recovered by Andre Wadsworth at the Yellow Jacket eight yard line. On the next play, Kanell and Pearsall teamed up for their second touchdown giving FSU a slim 14-3 halftime lead.

Dunn wasted no time in adding to the Seminoles' lead scampering untouched for a 63 yard touchdown on the third play of the second half. The play, which would be FSU's longest of the season, gave the Tribe a 21-3 lead with 13:48 remaining in the third quarter.

After forcing Tech to a three and out series, the Florida State offense cranked up again and 'OMar Ellison's 45 yard reception set up another scoring opportunity. Rock Preston danced in from six yards out just two plays later capping a six play, 67 yard drive and boosting the lead to 28-3.

Trying to get back in the game, Tech quarterback Tommy Luginbill hooked up with Charlie Simmons for a 39 yard touchdown completion with 8:45 remaining in the third quarter bringing the Yellow Jackets to within 18 points at 28-10.

A pair of Dan Mowrey field goals from 21 and 30 yards increased the FSU lead to 34-10 and sent the FSU starters to the bench. Busby wasted little time after replacing Kanell, rushing in from the two for the Seminoles' final score.

Danny Kanell completed 15 of 29 passes for 154 yards, but suffered three interceptions.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
14
14
13
41
GEORGIA TECH
3
0
7
0
10

1st   0- 3  Opp, 33, field goal, 8:48 
2nd   7- 3  Melvin Pearsall, 5, pass from Danny Kanell (Dan Mowrey, kick), 14:47
     14- 3  Melvin Pearsall, 8, pass from Danny Kanell (Dan Mowrey, kick), 5:23 
3rd  21- 3  Warrick Dunn, 63, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 13:48
     28- 3  Rock Preston, 6, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 10:33
     28-10  Opp, 39, pass (kick), 8:45 
4th  31-10  Dan Mowrey, 21, field goal, 13:39
     34-10  Dan Mowrey, 30, field goal, 7:28 
     41-10  Thad Busby, 2, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 0:17 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 16 Rushes-yards 35-242 27- 5 Passing 154 241 Att-Comp-Int 30-15-3 50-24-2 Total Yards 65-396 77-246 Punt Returns 6-48 3-11 Kickoff Returns 3-50 2-31 Interception Ret. 2-7 3-33 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 5-45.6 3- 3.7 Sacks By-Yds 5-48 2-18 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 4-50 9-79 3rd Down Conversions 6-13 7-19 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-2 Time of Posession 30:56 29:04 Attendance 45,206 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 13- 174 Rock Preston 10- 46 Zack Crockett 10- 30 Thad Busby 3- 9 Rendell Long 1- 9 Tiger McMillon 3- 2 E.G. Green 1- -10 Danny Kanell 2- -18 Receiving Kez McCorvey 5- 67 'OMar Ellison 2- 54 Melvin Pearsall 2- 13 Rock Preston 2- 12 E.G. Green 1- 9 Warrick Dunn 2- 6 Tiger McMillon 1- -7 Passing Danny Kanell 29-15-3-154 Thad Busby 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return James Colzie 6- 48 Kickoff Return Rock Preston 1- 21 Tiger McMillon 1- 19 Phillip Riley 1- 10 Punting Dan Mowrey 4- 172 Sean Liss 1- 56 |---------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 2 8 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Todd Rebol 5 3 8 1.0- 10.0 1.0- 10.0 . . . . 1 . . Sean Hamlet 7 . 7 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 6 . 6 . . . 1 . . . . . James Roberson 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Devin Bush 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 2 2 4 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Peter Boulware 3 . 3 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 2 . 2 1.0- 12.0 1.0- 12.0 . . . 1- 0 . . . Corey Fuller 1 1 2 . . . 2 . . . . . Reinard Wilson 2 . 2 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Connell Spain 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie . 1 1 . . 1- 20 . . . . . . Orpheus Roye 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Julian Pittman . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Dulack Guerrier 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Travis Sherman . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Juan Laureano 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Andy Crowe 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Robert Hammond 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dan Mowrey 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle . . . . . . 1 . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 23, NOTRE DAME 16

11/12/1994, Orlando, Fl

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From the 1995 FSU Media Guide, Page 103

ORLANDO, FL - It was supposed to be "The Game of the Century II," but the stakes were not as high when compared to last season's #1 vs. #2 showdown in South Bend. Notre Dame came to Orlando with three losses and unranked, while sixth ranked Florida State already had lost a game. However, the Citrus Bowl record crowd of 72,868 was not disappointed.

The Seminoles defeated the Irish by beating them at their own game. Warrick Dunn (163 yards on 29 carries) teamed with Rock Preston (165 yards on 12 carries) to lead a Seminole ground attack that ate up the clock and allowed the defense to rest on the sidelines. But it was a gutty 68 yard drive with less than three minutes left that gave FSU the come from behind win.

After a scoreless first quarter, FSU got on the scoreboard with a 20 yard field goal by Dan Mowrey with 10:51 left in the half. The kick was a sign of things to come for FSU as Notre Dame repeatedly turned the Tribe offense away in the red zone.

FSU drove inside the Notre Dame 20 again on its next possession but had to settle for another Mowrey field goal. His 30 yarder was set up by a 46 yard scamper by Preston.

Florida State seemed in control of the game although the score was only 6-0. On Notre Dame's next series, Derrick Brooks intercepted a Ron Powlus pass and returned it 24 yards. With FSU's offense driving, Irish cornerback Bobby Taylor hit Kanell on a blind side blitz forcing a fumble, which he picked up on the bounce, and returned 57 yards for a touchdown and a 7-6 Irish lead.

On the last possession of the half, FSU moved the ball down the field with a combination of passing and running. With the ball on the Notre Dame 23, Preston broke through the left side and carried the ball for an apparent touchdown, but he was ruled out at the two yard line and the Seminoles had to settle for Mowrey's third field goal of the half and a 9-7 halftime lead.

The FSU domination of Notre Dame did not stop with the offense. The Seminole defense held the Irish to just three first downs and 80 yards of total offense in the first half.

Notre Dame scored first in the second half on a 39 yard field goal with 4:48 left in the third quarter. Momentum seemed to shift with the lead as Notre Dame now enjoyed a 10-9 advantage.

FSU's last play of the third quarter resulted in a 28 yard touchdown run by Preston with just :55 left to give the Seminoles a 16-10 lead. The five play drive featured key Kanell completions to Kez McCorvey for 20 yards and 'OMar Ellison for 17.

On the Seminoles' first possession of the fourth quarter, they again moved the ball deep into Notre Dame territory but could not score. Mowrey missed on a 44 yard field goal attempt that could have sealed the game for the revenge minded Seminoles.

The Irish got the ball on their own 26 and set up for a spectacular drive. On 4th and 2 from the Seminole 11, Powlus hit Derrick Mayes in the corner of the endzone to tie the game at 16. Cengia missed the extra point and the score remained 16-16.

After a 16 yard kickoff return to the 32 by Tiger McMillon, FSU began the drive to take the lead with 5:12 left in the game. On the very first play, Kanell faked a handoff and hit a streaking McCorvey for a 49 yard over the shoulder catch at the Notre Dame 19. From there, Zack Crockett blasted ahead for gains of five and six yards. Two plays later, Dunn pranced into the endzone from five yards away. Mowrey's extra point was good and the final score was 23-16 in favor of the Seminoles.

Warrick Dunn was named the ABC player of the game and Texaco Star Classic offensive player of the game. Derrick Brooks was the Texaco Star Classic defensive player of the game with five tackles, one interception, and one tackle for loss. The Seminoles defense held the Irish ground game to just 138 yards and allowed Lee Becton only 84, while defensive pressure forced Powlus into just 9 of 22 passing for 83 yards.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NOTRE DAME
0
7
3
6
16
FLORIDA STATE
0
9
7
7
23

1st   0- 0  Opp, 44, field goal failed, 10:49
2nd   3- 0  Dan Mowrey, 20, field goal, 10:51
      6- 0  Dan Mowrey, 30, field goal, 7:07 
      6- 7  Opp, 57, fumble recovery/return (kick), 2:45 
      9- 7  Dan Mowrey, 19, field goal, 0:01 
3rd   9-10  Opp, 39, field goal, 4:48 
     16-10  Rock Preston, 28, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 0:02 
4th  16-10  Dan Mowrey, 44, field goal failed, 9:55 
     16-16  Opp, 11, pass (kick failed), 5:17 
     23-16  Warrick Dunn, 5, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 2:53 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 11 Rushes-yards 56-332 33-138 Passing 185 83 Att-Comp-Int 27-14-0 22-9-2 Total Yards 83-517 55-221 Punt Returns 3-34 0-0 Kickoff Returns 4-64 5-126 Interception Ret. 2-24 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-57 Punts 4-38.8 5-39.2 Sacks By-Yds 1-7 4-39 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 0-0 Penalties-Yds 1-10 1-5 3rd Down Conversions 4-12 2-12 4th Down Conversions 0-1 1-3 Time of Posession 34:37 25:23 Attendance 72,868 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Rock Preston 12- 165 Warrick Dunn 29- 163 Zack Crockett 8- 32 'OMar Ellison 1- 8 Tiger McMillon 2- 3 Danny Kanell 4- -39 Receiving Kez McCorvey 6- 96 'OMar Ellison 4- 54 Zack Crockett 3- 27 Andre Cooper 1- 8 Passing Danny Kanell 27-14-0-185 Punt Return James Colzie 3- 34 Kickoff Return Tiger McMillon 2- 26 Rock Preston 1- 22 'OMar Ellison 1- 16 Punting Dan Mowrey 4- 155 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Daryl Bush 5 4 9 2.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 4 3 7 2.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 3 3 6 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 3 2 5 1.0- 3.0 . 1- 24 . . . . . . James Roberson 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Harold Battles 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Orpheus Roye 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Devin Bush 2 . 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Sean Hamlet . 2 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Eric Smith . 2 2 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Scott 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Julian Pittman . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Connell Spain 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 34, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3

11/19/1994, RALEIGH, NC, ACC Champ

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From the 1995 FSU Media Guide, Page 105

RALEIGH, NC - Florida State's last road trip of the season took them to Raleigh, NC, where it would face 22nd ranked N.C. State for the conference championship. The sixth ranked Seminoles, sporting a rejuvenated running game, turned to Warrick Dunn who rushed for over 100 yards for the third consecutive week to lead the Seminoles to a 34-3 win over the Wolfpack.

FSU wore garnet pants for the first time ever on the road and gained 259 yards on the ground. At the same time, the Seminole defense gave up only 87 yards through the air in the win over NCSU.

For the fifth time in the season, Florida State's opponent got the first score. The Wolfpack took the lead on a 27 yard field goal with 7:04 remaining in the first quarter. The Wolfpack drive began at the FSU 46 but the Seminole defense snuffed the drive 10 yards away from the goal line.

Florida State took the lead for good on the first play of the second quarter when Dunn beat the Wolfpack defense to the corner and scored from six yards out giving the Seminoles a 7-3 lead.

After a 48 yard N.C. State field goal attempt came up short, the Tribe began their next scoring drive with a 32 yard screen pass to Zack Crockett to the NCSU 33. Two plays later, Rock Preston broke free for a 33 yard touchdown run with 12:08 remaining in the first half giving FSU a 14-3 lead.

FSU's defense set up the Seminoles' next scoring drive as defensive end Reinard Wilson intercepted a Geoff Bender pass at the Wolfpack's 45 yard line. After runs of 11 and 17 yards from Crockett and Dunn, respectively, Phillip Riley outfought a defender and hauled in a 17 yard pass from Danny Kanell for his first touchdown of the season. Riley's reception gave the Seminoles a 21-3 halftime lead.

Florida State drove 61 yards in 9 plays with the second half kickoff to take a commanding 28-3 lead. Preston scampered in from five yards out for his second touchdown of the night to give the Seminoles the margin.

On N.C. State's next possession, Corey Fuller caused the Wolfpack's third turnover by stripping Rod Brown of the ball. Devin Bush recovered at the FSU 47 setting up another touchdown drive for the Tribe. Andre Cooper outjumped the defender and hauled in a 25 yard pass from Kanell on the fifth play of the 53 yard drive. Mowrey's extra point attempt hit the left upright as FSU closed the scoring at 34-3.

Danny Kanell was just 12 of 24 through the air for a career low 114 yards, but had two touchdowns and did not throw an interception for the second consecutive week. While the Seminole defense limited N.C. State to 87 yards passing and 195 on the ground, Wolfpack running back Tremayne Stephens became one of only two to gain 100 yards on the ground against the Seminoles. He finished with 121 yards on 17 carries.

The win stretched Florida State's ACC record winning streak to 24 games as FSU has not lost an ACC contest since beginning conference play in 1992.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
21
13
0
34
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
3
0
0
0
3

1st   0- 3  Opp, 27, field goal, 7:04 
2nd   7- 3  Warrick Dunn, 6, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 14:54
      7- 3  Opp, 48, field goal failed, 13:41
     14- 3  Rock Preston, 33, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 12:08
     21- 3  Phillip Riley, 17, pass from Danny Kanell (Dan Mowrey, kick), 10:15
3rd  28- 3  Rock Preston, 5, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 11:13
     34- 3  Andre Cooper, 25, pass from Danny Kanell (Dan Mowrey, kick failed), 7:44 
     34- 3  Dan Mowrey, 42, field goal failed, 4:41 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 14 Rushes-yards 46-259 41-195 Passing 165 87 Att-Comp-Int 24-12-1 22-9-2 Total Yards 70-424 63-282 Punt Returns 1-10 1-5 Kickoff Returns 2-30 6-149 Interception Ret. 2-18 1-0 Fumble Returns 3-1 0-0 Punts 4-32.0 5-30.6 Sacks By-Yds 4-20 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 4-3 Penalties-Yds 9-100 6-32 3rd Down Conversions 7-13 6-16 Time of Posession 29:13 30:47 Attendance 52,400 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 21- 122 Rock Preston 8- 81 Zack Crockett 8- 48 Tiger McMillon 8- 26 E.G. Green 1- -18 Receiving Zack Crockett 2- 45 Andre Cooper 1- 25 Melvin Pearsall 1- 22 Phillip Riley 1- 17 Kez McCorvey 1- 12 E.G. Green 1- 10 Warrick Dunn 1- 8 Wayne Messam 1- 8 Rock Preston 1- 7 Rendell Long 1- 7 Aaron Dely 1- 4 Passing Danny Kanell 18- 7-0-114 Thad Busby 6- 5-1- 51 Punt Return Samari Rolle 1- 10 Kickoff Return Rock Preston 1- 22 Zack Crockett 1- 8 Punting Dan Mowrey 4- 128 |---------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 1 6 2.0- 11.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 5 . 5 . . 1- 20 . . . . . . Byron Capers 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 4 1 5 1.0- 1.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . 1- 0 . . . Todd Rebol 3 2 5 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 3 . 3 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 1- -2 . . . . . . Corey Fuller 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . 1 . . Devin Bush 3 . 3 . . . . . 1- 1 . . . Harold Battles 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 2 . 2 . . . . . . . 1 . Eric Smith 2 . 2 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Julian Pittman 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Orpheus Roye 1 1 2 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Robert Hammond 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Scott 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Rodney Wells . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Travis Sherman 1 . 1 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . James Roberson 1 . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . Dulack Guerrier . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 31, FLORIDA 31

11/26/1994, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1995 FSU Media Guide, Page 106

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Led by Danny Kanell's record breaking performance, seventh ranked Florida State scored 28 points in the fourth quarter to stun fourth ranked Florida 31-31 in front of a Doak Campbell Stadium record crowd of 80,210 and an ABC national television audience.

Florida State tied the NCAA 1A record for a fourth quarter comeback by pulling even with Florida after trailing 31-3 in the final quarter. Kanell completed a school record 40 of his 53 passes for 421 yards and one touchdown while rushing for another.

Florida's Danny Wuerffel and the Gator receivers spent most of the first half pecking away at chances for a big play. After throwing three straight incompletions on the first series, Wuerffel shifted to a no back offense and hit a wide open Aubrey Hill for a 58 yard touchdown giving the Gators a 7-3 first quarter lead.

Wuerffel hooked up with Jack Jackson midway through the second quarter for a 3 yard touchdown pass to give Florida a 14-3 lead, and Judd Davis' 35 yard field goal with 3:16 left increased the Gator lead to 17-3.

UF continued its first half domination after intercepting Kanell and setting up on the 50 with just 15 seconds left in the half. Three plays later, Wuerffel threaded a beautiful pass to Jackson in the corner for a 28 yard touchdown giving Florida a comfortable 24-3 halftime lead.

Florida State took the second half kickoff and put together its best drive up to that point, but came away with no points after the drive stalled inside the 20 and Mowrey missed a 30 yard field goal wide left.

Florida took over on the 20 and appeared to put the game away with an 80 yard drive that Wuerffel finished off with a quarterback sneak from the one to give the Gators a commanding 31-3 lead. Weurffel used another big play on the drive hitting Reidel Anthony on a 5l yard bomb.

Florida appeared on its way to one of the most lopsided wins in the history of the series before Florida State began "The Comeback."

Over the final 13:00 minutes, Florida State would score 28 points. Big plays seemed to happen right away as on the Tribe's first scoring drive, Kanell hit McCorvey on 4th and l0 to keep the drive alive. Zack Crockett rumbled in from 5 yards out to cut the lead to 31-10 with 12:59 remaining, igniting the partisan FSU crowd for the first time all day. The 15 play drive covered 84 yards in 4:07.

After forcing Florida to punt after three plays, including a key 3rd and 1 stop by Henri Crockett, Kanell took over on the FSU 40. Thirty three seconds later, Florida State had trimmed the score to 31-17. On the first play of the drive, Kanell hit a streaking McCorvey for a 35 yard gain. A swing pass to Dunn gained 19 setting up a 6 yard touchdown pass to Andre Cooper in the front corner of the endzone with 10:04 remaining in the game.

The Seminole defense forced the Gators to punt again and Kanell took over at FSU's 27. He completed 6 of 7 passes on a scoring drive that brought FSU within a touchdown when he scrambled in for his first ever rushing touchdown from the two with 5:25 remaining.

With Florida driving from their own 45, James Colzie made a diving interception of a Wuerffel pass at the FSU 40 to set up the final score.

Two plays later, Dunn gained 37 yards on a swing pass after miraculously eluding two defenders down the sideline. Florida State pulled within one on a 4 yard run by Rock Preston with 1:45 remaining. Mowrey's extra point tied the game 31-31 completing one of the greatest comebacks in college football history.

FSU had one more chance to score when Florida elected to punt on 4th and 5 with :22 left. Starting at their own 29, FSU pushed to the 48 on a nine yard Kanell scramble but he came inches short of the first down that would have stopped the clock which expired as the Seminoles tried to line up to ground the ball.

In the remarkable fourth quarter, Danny Kanell was 18 of 22 for 232 yards and one touchdown, while FSU's defense held Florida to 133 yards in the second half.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA
7
17
7
0
31
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
0
28
31

1st   3- 0  Dan Mowrey, 35, field goal, 10:13
      3- 7  Opp, 58, pass (kick), 8:28 
2nd   3-14  Opp, 3, pass (kick), 7:25 
      3-17  Opp, 35, field goal, 3:17 
      3-24  Opp, 28, pass (kick), 0:08 
3rd   3-24  Dan Mowrey, 30, field goal failed, 9:27 
      3-31  Opp, 1, run (kick), 4:34 
4th  10-31  Zack Crockett, 5, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 12:59
     17-31  Andre Cooper, 6, pass from Danny Kanell (Dan Mowrey, kick), 10:04
     24-31  Danny Kanell, 2, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 5:25 
     31-31  Rock Preston, 4, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 1:45 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 19 Rushes-yards 27- 98 30- 85 Passing 421 304 Att-Comp-Int 53-40-1 36-21-2 Total Yards 80-519 66-389 Punt Returns 2-9 1--1 Kickoff Returns 3-59 3-75 Interception Ret. 2-0 1-1 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 3-35.3 6-41.8 Sacks By-Yds 1-0 1--5 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-0 Penalties-Yds 5-50 6-39 3rd Down Conversions 5-13 8-15 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-0 Time of Posession 30:02 29:58 Attendance 80,210 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 14- 48 Rock Preston 5- 37 Zack Crockett 3- 7 Danny Kanell 5- 6 Receiving Kez McCorvey 9- 127 Warrick Dunn 10- 96 'OMar Ellison 6- 89 Rock Preston 5- 34 E.G. Green 3- 31 Andre Cooper 3- 19 Wayne Messam 2- 15 Melvin Pearsall 1- 8 Aaron Dely 1- 2 Passing Danny Kanell 53-40-1-421 Punt Return James Colzie 1- 9 Samari Rolle 1- 0 Kickoff Return Rock Preston 3- 59 Punting Dan Mowrey 3- 106 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sean Hamlet 7 3 10 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 5 3 8 . . . 1 . . . . . Todd Rebol 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 6 . 6 . . 1- 0 4 . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Devin Bush 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 1 1 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Orpheus Roye . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Connell Spain 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie . . . . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Peter Boulware . . . . . . 1 . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 23, FLORIDA 17

01/02/1995, Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, La

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From the 1995 FSU Media Guide, Page 107

NEW ORLEANS, LA - For the second consecutive game, Florida's secondary was dissected by FSU quarterback Danny Kanell while the Seminole defense sacked Danny Wuerffel five times as Florida State settled a regular season tie, winning "The Fifth Quarter in the French Quarter" 23-17 over the Florida Gators.

FSU tailback Warrick Dunn, playing in his home state, continued to riddle the Gator defense in earning Sugar Bowl MVP honors. The sophomore rushed 14 times for 58 yards, caught nine passes for 51 yards and threw a 73 yard touchdown pass.

On the game's second possession, Florida State began deep in its own territory at the 7 yard line. The Seminoles started this rematch where they left off the last game against the Gators, driving almost at will down the field. The Seminoles used a pair of Warrick Dunn 16 yard runs and a 41 yard pass from Danny Kanell to E.G. Green to the Gator 10 yard line to set up the game's first score. Unable to get the ball in the endzone, FSU settled for a Dan Mowery 21 yard field goal giving the Seminoles a 3-0 lead with 7:20 remaining in the first quarter.

UF drove to the Florida State 4 yard line on its next possession before Derrick Brooks collared Wuerffel on a third down naked bootleg forcing Judd Davis to kick a 22 yard field goal tying the score 3-3 with 3:57 remaining in the opening quarter.

After Todd Rebol stripped the ball from UF's Fred Taylor and Sean Hamlet recovered at Florida State's 27 yard line, the Seminoles used a bit of trickery resulting in a touchdown which gave them the lead for good. Dunn, a high school quarterback, completed his first collegiate pass to 'OMar Ellison for a 73 yard touchdown strike in which Ellison outraced the UF secondary giving Florida State a 10-3 advantage with 14:25 remaining in the second quarter. Dunn's pass also set a short lived record for the longest pass in Sugar Bowl history.

Florida State's defense then made another big play, this time stopping a Wuerffel 4th and 1 quarterback sneak giving the Seminoles possession on their own 28 yard line.

One play after Kanell completed a key 13 yard completion to Ellison on 3rd and 12 he hit an open Kez McCorvey for a 16 yard touchdown strike giving FSU a 17-3 lead with 7:47 left in the first half.

UF responded with an 82 yard touchdown strike from Wuerffel to Ike Hilliard on 3rd and 12 putting the Gators within seven with 6:07 left in the first half. Wuerffel's strike marked the third time in the game that the record for longest pass in Sugar Bowl history had been broken.

After another fumble recovery by Sean Hamlet at midfield, Kanell drove the Seminole offense to the 7 yard line resulting in a Mowrey 24 yard field goal giving FSU a 20-10 halftime lead.

Rock Preston continued Florida State's momentum by returning the second half kickoff 62 yards to the UF 30 yard line. Mowrey then kicked a career long 45 yard field goal giving Florida State a 23-10 lead one minute into the second half. Mowrey's third field goal of the night, also a career high, was the most by an FSU kicker since Scott Bentley kicked four field goals in last year's Orange Bowl.

Florida got back in the game in the fourth quarter after Wuerffel directed a 17 play, 80 yard drive culminating in a one yard quarterback sneak from Wuerffel bringing UF within six with 3:47 remaining.

UF's attempt of an onside kick rolled out of bounds, but the Gator defense held giving them one more chance from their own 19 with 2:27 remaining.

Derrick Brooks sealed the victory over the Gators by intercepting a Wuerffel pass and returning it to the UF 19 in the game's final minute.

Florida State's victory over Florida marked an NCAA record tenth straight bowl victory and thirteenth without a loss. Florida State also finished in the Top Five nationally an unprecedented eighth consecutive year.

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

1st   3- 0  Dan Mowrey, 21, field goal, 7:20 
      3- 3  Opp, 22, field goal, 3:57 
2nd  10- 3  'OMar Ellison, 73, pass from Warrick Dunn (Dan Mowrey, kick), 14:25
     17- 3  Kez McCorvey, 16, pass from Danny Kanell (Dan Mowrey, kick), 7:47 
     17-10  Opp, 82, pass (kick), 6:07 
     20-10  Dan Mowrey, 24, field goal, 0:36 
     20-10  Opp, 47, field goal failed, 0:00 
3rd  23-10  Dan Mowrey, 45, field goal, 13:57
     23-10  Dan Mowrey, 26, field goal failed, 1:27 
4th  23-10  Dan Mowrey, 36, field goal failed, 8:37 
     23-17  Opp, 1, run (kick), 3:47 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 23 Rushes-yards 30- 76 29- 5 Passing 325 449 Att-Comp-Int 41-24-0 43-30-1 Total Yards 71-401 72-454 Punt Returns 1-10 1-9 Kickoff Returns 2-72 3-79 Interception Ret. 1-5 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 4-39.0 3-45.7 Sacks By-Yds 5-37 3-12 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2 Penalties-Yds 7-62 8-57 3rd Down Conversions 4-16 11-17 Time of Posession 27:56 32:04 Attendance 76,224 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 14- 58 Zack Crockett 5- 19 Rock Preston 4- 4 Tiger McMillon 1- 1 Danny Kanell 6- -6 Receiving 'OMar Ellison 4- 102 Kez McCorvey 4- 84 E.G. Green 4- 74 Warrick Dunn 9- 51 Wayne Messam 1- 12 Rock Preston 1- 4 Zack Crockett 1- -2 Passing Danny Kanell 40-23-0-252 Warrick Dunn 1- 1-0- 73 Punt Return James Colzie 1- 10 Kickoff Return Rock Preston 1- 62 'OMar Ellison 1- 10 Punting Sean Liss 4- 156 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Todd Rebol 9 2 11 2.0- 17.0 2.0- 17.0 . 1 . . 1 . . Derrick Brooks 8 . 8 1.0- 1.0 . 1- 5 2 . . . . . Devin Bush 4 4 8 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 6 . 6 . . . 1 . 2- 0 . . . Daryl Bush 4 1 5 . . . . . . 1 . . Corey Fuller 3 2 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Clifton Abraham 4 . 4 . . . 3 . . . . . Sam Cowart 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 2 1 3 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Eric Smith 2 . 2 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 1 1 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . James Colzie 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Peter Boulware 1 . 1 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Kendrick Scott 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Rodney Wells 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Julian Pittman 1 . 1 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Orpheus Roye 1 . 1 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Shevin Smith . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Dan Mowrey 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .