Florida State Football - 1996 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1996 Year In Review

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

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1996 FSU Football Media Guide

Background: Top - Members of the 1947 team
Middle - Seminole greats: Ron Simmons, Fred Biletnikoff

Bottom - Ron Sellers, Charlie Ward
Foreground: Warrick Dunn, EG Green and Andre Cooper, Reinard Wilson


1996 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Brian Allen, 6-2, 201, LB, Lake City - Very quick player who will likely play bandit linebacker at FSU...clocked at 4.5 in the 40...first cousin of current Seminole Reinard Wilson...recorded 159 tackles (89 solo) and 5.5 sacks as a senior at Lake City Columbia...named to Class 6A third team...intercepted four passes and returned three for touchdowns his senior season...received the National Recruiting Advisor's rating of 5.4 (highest 6.1)...earned Gainesville Sun all-area honors...honor student at Lake City Columbia...selected FSU over South Carolina, Clemson, Florida and Virginia Tech.

Justin Amman, 6-4, 255, OL, Eustis - Talented, hard working lineman named to Florida's Super Seniors team...earned offensive MVP honors for a 21 team coaching district...named to the class 4A second team...father, Richard, lettered in football at Florida State from 1969-71 and played two seasons with the Baltimore Colts...tabbed a Tampa Tribune Blue Chipper...member of the Super 24 team...led Eustis to the Class 4A quarterfinals...named top offensive lineman at FSU and Florida summer camps...one of eight members of FSU's recruiting class selected to play for Team Florida in the Florida/Georgia High School All-Star game...selected FSU over Florida, Miami and Central Florida.

Ross Brannon, 6-8, 255, OL, Marietta, GA - Exceptional student with excellent pass blocking skills...will likely add weight after playing high school basketball...played tight end his first three years of high school...SuperPrep's No. 19 offensive lineman in the nation...listed among Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100 (Top 50) which ranked him as the No. 2 lineman in the state of Georgia...received National Recruiting Advisor's rating of 5.6 (highest 6.1)...listed in Georgia High School Football Magazine's Top 111 Prospects...a 1995 Georgia All-Academic team member...a class 4A Preseason All State Team selection...a 1995 Gridiron Greats Magazine player to watch in the Southeast...named All-County following senior year...an All-State Class 4A selection by the Journal Constitution...plans to major in business...5.0 speed in the 40...selected FSU over Auburn, Florida and Tennessee.

Jerry Carmichael, 6-4, 280, OL, Plantation - Considered the state's top offensive tackle by many...could play anywhere across the offensive front including center and deep snapper...a first team Class 6A all-state selection...member of Florida's Super Seniors team...Offensive Player of the Year in Broward County...rated as 18th best offensive lineman in the country by SuperPrep...the 9th ranked player in the Tampa Tribune's Top 50...listed in Florida Times Union Super 75...graded out 94 percent his senior season...a member of the Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100...an honorable mention USA Today All-American...received National Recruiting Advisor's All-Southeast honors...a 9.5 on Max Emfinger's 10.6 scale...listed among top 70 best overall prospects in the Southeast by Tom Lemming...named to Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern Team...tabbed a Tampa Tribune Blue Chipper...selected to the Super 24 Team...listed in Tallahassee Democrat's Top 50...among the Gainesville Sun's Top 30...an honor student at Plantation...has 325 pound bench press, a squat of 455 and a 5.1 time in the 40...one of eight members of FSU's recruiting class selected to play for Team Florida in the Florida/Georgia High School All-Star game...selected FSU over Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina State and Georgia Tech.

Tay Cody, 5-11, 165, CB, Blakely, GA - Considered the 12th best defensive back in the nation by SuperPrep...recorded 10 interceptions over final two seasons...4.4 speed with a 275 pound bench press...expected to play cornerback at Florida State...totaled 70 tackles as senior at Early County...nine touchdowns on punt and kickoff returns over career...listed in the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100...received Jeff Whitaker's rating of 9.25 (highest 10)...regarded as one of Georgia's top 50 prospects...honor student in high school...plans to major in engineering...chose FSU over Auburn.

Laveranues Coles, 6-1, 195, RB, Jacksonville - Widely regarded as one of the top running backs in the nation...the perfect blend of size and speed...joins Vannez Gooch to give FSU potential for an all Jacksonville backfield...another excellent student among FSU's 1996 class...a first team Class 4A All-State selection...named to the Bluechip Dream Team...rated the No. 4 running back in the Southeast by Blue Chip...rushed for just under 5,000 yards during career at Jacksonville Ribault...Jacksonville Times Union Super 75...listed on the Forrest Davis All-South team...Tallahassee Democrat Top 50 honoree...an Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100 selection...Tom Lemming's 6th best running back prospect in the Southeast...received highest rating (10) by Jeff Whitaker...10.5 on Max Emfinger's 10.6 scale...received a 5.9 out of a possible 6.1 from the National Recruiting Advisor...a track prospect with a time of 21.8 in the 200 meters...a member of last year's Ribault State Championship basketball team...one of eight members of FSU's recruiting class selected to play for Team Florida in the Florida/Georgia High School All-Star game...chose FSU over South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Notre Dame and Auburn.

Tarlos Crumitie, 6-5, 298, OL, Monticello - A center in high school who will likely play tackle for the Seminoles...a first team Class 3A selection...listed among the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100...named to the SportSouth All-South First Team...received Jeff Whitaker's highest rating (10)...listed as a Super 24 honorable mention...tabbed as a Florida Times Union's Super 75...received National Recruiting Advisor's rating of 6.0 (highest 6.1) and listed as No. 33 nationally...received Max Emfinger's highest rating 10.6...listed as No. 37 overall in the Southeast by Tom Lemming and an All-American...registered 130 tackles and 16 sacks while playing defensive line...clocked at 4.95 in the 40...SuperPrep's No. 29 rated player in Florida...listed in the Gainesville Sun's Top 30...named to the Tallahassee Democrat's All Big-Bend Team and listed in Tallahassee Democrat's Top 50...chose FSU over Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina and UCLA.

Vannez Gooch, 5-10, 178, RB, Jacksonville - Great speed and exceptional moves have drawn comparisons to current FSU stars Warrick Dunn and Dee Feaster...first running back from Jacksonville to commit to FSU since Edgar Bennett (1987-91)...holds several Ed White High School rushing records including career yards (4,314), yards in a season (1,859) and in a game (218)...set school records for 100 yard games (25), and consecutive 100 yard games with 17...did not fumble during senior year...named a St. Pete Times Blue Chipper...one of the state's fastest running backs with a 10.4 timed in the 100 meters...finished fifth in the 100 meters in the state track meet last spring...named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100...listed in Florida Times Union's Super 75...a Tampa Tribune Blue Chipper...Tallahassee Democrat's Top 50...National Recruiting Advisor's rating of 5.7 (highest 6.1)...received Max Emfinger's rating of 10.5 (highest 10.6)...a Super 24 Honorable Mention...named to Forrest Davis' All-South team...No. 45 overall in the Southeast by Tom Lemming...listed in the Gainesville Sun's Top 30...a two time Class 5A all-state selection...bench presses 290 pounds...chose FSU over Nebraska, Florida, Notre Dame, Penn State and Tennessee.

Bill Gramatica, 5-10, 165, K, LaBelle - The state's top kicking prospect...an outstanding student who speaks three languages fluently (English, Castillian, French)...named to the Class 3A first team All-State...a native of Argentina...tabbed a Super Senior by the Orlando Sentinel...led the state last year making 15 of 20 field goals and 44 of 45 extra points as a senior...converted 31 of 40 field goals and booted 154 of 203 kickoffs (75.9 percent) into the endzone during career...52 yard field goal last year was LaBelle High record...brother, Martin, kicks for Kansas State...a Florida Super Seniors team selection...kicked four extra points and a 30 yard field goal to help his team reach the state championship game...an honorable mention USA Today all-america selection...a Tampa Tribune Blue Chipper...listed on the Florida Times Union's Super 75...listed in the Tallahassee Democrat's Top 50...received Max Emfinger's rating of 10.5 (highest 10.6)...one of eight members of FSU's recruiting class selected to play for Team Florida in the Florida/Georgia High School All-Star game...chose FSU over Kansas State and Purdue.

Donald Heaven, 6-5, 285, DL, Miami - Regarded as one of the state's top interior linemen...combines size, speed, strength and intelligence...played both ways in high school as he helped Carol City to a 12-2 mark...faced constant double and triple teaming at Carol City...listed as a St. Pete Times Blue Chipper...a first team Class 6A All-State selection...named to Florida's Super Seniors team...Plyler's Recruiting Service top prospect at line..Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100...a USA Today Honorable Mention All-American...selected to Forrest Davis' All-South second team...a Tampa Tribune Blue Chipper...listed on Florida Times-Union Super 75 and was its top defensive tackle in the state...Tallahassee Democrat's Top 50...named to the Super 24 team...National Recruiting Advisor's rating of 5.9 (highest 6.1)...received Max Emfinger's highest rating of 10.6...listed as No 34 overall in the Southeast by Tom Lemming...state champion in the shot put his sophomore year...bench presses 400 pounds and runs the 40 in the 5.0 range...one of eight members of FSU's recruiting class selected to play for Team Florida in the Florida/Georgia High School All-Star game...selected FSU over Florida, Ohio State, Tennessee and Syracuse.

Bryne Malone, 6-7, 240, DL, Frisco City, AL - Tremendous prospect along the defensive line with potential to carry a lot more weight...tallied 122 tackles (66 solo), eight sacks, four tackles for loss, three fumbles caused and two recovered as a senior...credited with 306 tackles and 16 sacks over high school career...timed at 4.55 in the 40 with a 39 inch vertical leap...bench pressed 360 pounds and has lifted over 600 in the squat...averaged over 18 points on the basketball court...named to the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team...listed on the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100...member of Forrest Davis' All-South second team...received the National Recruiting Advisor's rating of 5.9 (highest 6.1) and was listed as one of top 90 prospects in the country...received maximum rating by Max Emfinger (10.6)...selected FSU over Auburn, Georgia Tech and Alabama.

Shawn McCorkel, 5-11, 175, DB, Dothan, AL - A Parade All-American at defensive back who combines excellent pass coverage skills with ability to make the big hit...could play safety or cornerback...had 10 interceptions and 56 tackles his junior year at Northview High...among the nation's top three safeties according to the National Recruiting Advisor...considered one of the premier prospects in Alabama...timed at 4.5 in the 40...listed on Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100...a USA Today Honorable Mention all-american...a Bluechip Dream Teamer...National Recruiting Advisor's rating of 6.0 (highest 6.1) and the publication's 66th best player in the country...reached Max Emfinger's highest rating 10.6...listed as No. 38 overall in the Southeast by Tom Lemming...received Jeff Whitaker's highest rating (10)...listed on Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern Team...member of Forrest Davis' All-South First Team...rated the No. 3 defensive back in the Southeast by Bluechip Illustrated...listed on the SportSouth All-South third team...also considering playing baseball at FSU...selected Florida State over Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn and Notre Dame.

Snoop Minnis, 6-1, 185, WR, Miami - One of the top wide receivers in the South last year...should be tailor made for Florida State's sophisticated passing system...has drawn comparisons to current FSU receiver Andre Cooper...the top rated wide receiver in the Southeast by Bluechip Illustrated...had 35 receptions for 855 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior...a second team Class 6A All-State selection...helped Miami Northwestern to Class 6A state championship game as a senior...had four receptions for 109 yards in state final...top player at his position according to the Times Union Super 75...a USA Today Honorable Mention All-American...Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100...a Bluechip Dream Teamer...received National Recruiting Advisor's rating of 5.7 (highest 6.1)...Max Emfinger's rating of 10.5 (highest 10.6)...listed as No. 56 overall in the Southeast by Tom Lemming...named a Tampa Tribune Blue Chipper...a Super 24 honorable mention...listed in Tallahassee Democrat's Top 50...4.6 speed in the 40 with a 40 inch veritical leap...attended same high school as Seminole Butkus Award winner Marvin Jones...one of eight members of FSU's recruiting class selected to play for Team Florida in the Florida/Georgia High School All-Star game...chose the Seminoles over Miami, Notre Dame and Florida.

Jarad Moon, 6-4, 260, OL, Panama City - An honor student who ranks among the best in the nation at center...a first team Class 5A offensive line selection as a junior and senior...received Max Emfinger's top rating 10.6...prior to his senior season, he was an All-American in SuperPrep and rated the No. 6 lineman in the country...named to the Florida Super Seniors team...regarded as the state's top prospect at center...a USA Today Honorable Mention All-American...member of the Bluechip Dream Team...received National Recruiting Advisor's All-America honors...listed among Top 90 prospects overall in the Southeast by Tom Lemming...a Tampa Tribune Blue Chipper...named to the Super 24 team...listed in Tallahassee Democrat's Top 50...Forrest Davis' All-South first team...named to Bluechip's All-America first team...listed in Florida Times Union's Super 75...Florida's Super Seniors team...listed in the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100...named to the SportSouth All-South second team...one of eight members of FSU's recruiting class selected to play for Team Florida in the Florida/Georgia High School All-Star game...selected FSU over Georgia, Notre Dame and South Carolina.

Marcus Outzen, 6-2, 200, QB, Fort Walton Beach - Skilled quarterback who is an exceptional runner...excellent athlete who could play a number of positions including safety...rushed for 18 TD's as he led Ft. Walton Beach High to the Class 5A state championship...threw for 1,187 yards as a senior with 10 touchdowns and just four interceptions...completed 69 of 118 passes (58.5) as a senior...also ran track and played baseball...a Super 24 honorable mention...listed in Tallahassee Democrat's Top 50...received Max Emfinger's rating of 9.5 (highest 10.6)...attended same high school as current Florida State standout receiver E.G. Green and Florida QB Danny Wuerffel...honor student at Ft. Walton Beach...bench pressed 250 pounds and has been timed at 4.56 in the 40...selected FSU over Auburn and South Carolina.

Kwaesi Palmer, 6-2, 235, LB, Sulphur Springs, TX - One of the premier linebackers in the country...could see action early with ability to play either inside or outside linebacker...a SuperPrep All-American... regarded by many as one of the nation's top 10 at linebacker...recorded 220 tackles, including 27 for a loss, and 11 sacks during his final two seasons...tallied 138 tackles during senior season with 7.5 sacks...averaged 10 tackles during his senior season and also registered 12 tackles for a loss, five fumbles caused and five fumble recoveries...named to National Recruiting Advisor's All-Southwest team...earned District's most valuable player as a sophomore and again as a senior...named newcomer of the year in district...rated as the No. 4 overall prospect in Texas by SuperPrep...received Max Emfinger's rating of 10.0 (highest 10.6)...received Jeff Whitaker's highest rating (10)...listed as No. 30 in the Southwest by Tom Lemming...named first team All-East Texas...plans to major in criminology...selected FSU over Miami, Oklahoma, Florida and Michigan.

Tommy Polley, 6-5, 220, LB, Baltimore, MD - One of the most talented athletes in the country...blue chip recruit at linebacker and as a basketball player...top basketball player (shooting guard) at nationally acclaimed Dunbar and expects to be another Seminole two sport star...should contend for immediate playing time at bandit linebacker...USA Today's Player of the Year in Maryland...two time Baltimore area Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior...SuperPrep's No. 1 prospect in Maryland ...tallied an impressive 208 tackles (136 solo), eight interceptions and 16 sacks in his senior year...57 sacks, 23 interceptions and 95 receptions during career at Dunbar...caught 34 passes for 567 yards and three touchdowns as a tight end his senior year...averaging 21 points in basketball as one of the nation's top 50 players...a McDonald's All-America nominee after averaging 15.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists as a junior for the Poets...a member of three state basketball and two state football championship teams...regarded as one of the nation's top five linebackers...a USA Today honorable mention All-American...rated among the Top 100 overall players in the country by National Recruiting Advisor...received Max Emfinger's highest rating of 10.6...listed as No.4 overall in the MidAtlantic by Tom Lemming...selected FSU over USC, Syracuse, Maryland and Florida.

Roland Seymour, 6-4, 245, DL, New Orleans, LA - A dominating lineman who has the potential to be one of FSU's great pass rushers...comes from the same high school as former FSU standouts Sean Jackson and Chris Cowart...an All-State selection and runner up for Louisiana's defensive player of the year...has 4.7 speed in the 40...member of the National Recruiting Advisor's All-America team...recruited as a defensive end...Max Emfinger's top rated (10.6) strongside lineman in the nation...National Recruiting Advisor's rating of 5.8 (highest 6.1)...received Jeff Whitaker's highest rating (10)...named to Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern Team...plans to major in sports management...combines a 315 pound bench press with exceptional speed...selected Florida State over Tennessee, Florida, LSU and Texas.

Tres Walton, 6-0, 185, WR, Daytona Beach - One of the fastest receivers in the state as a junior...played just three games during senior season after suffering a knee injury last fall...teams with Marvin Minnis to give FSU two of the top wide receivers in Florida...ranked among the top 22 prospects in Florida by SuperPrep and the No. 10 "skilled athlete" in the country...despite the knee injury is still regarded as one of the state's fastest players according to SuperPrep...played running back as a junior and rushed for 900 yards...clocked at 4.34 in the 40 with a 41 inch vertical leap...listed as No. 125 in the Southeast by Tom Lemming...received Max Emfinger's rating of 10.5 (highest 10.6)...attended same high school as current Seminole offensive lineman Marcus Long...bench pressed 305 pounds...chose FSU over Florida, Clemson and Central Florida.


1996 Roster - By Name

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T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 32 Khalid Abdullah       FB      6-0   225  So   *    Davie (Nova)
  41 Brian Allen           LB      6-2   201  Fr        Lake City (Columbia)
  64 Justin Amman          OL      6-4   255  Fr        Eustis (Eustis)
* 65 Chad Bates            OG      6-3   285  Sr   ***  Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
* 26 Harold Battles        SS      6-0   200  Sr-R **   Jacksonville (Jackson)
*  3 Scott Bentley         KS      5-11  205  Sr   ***  Aurora, CO (Overland)
* 58 Peter Boulware        DE      6-5   255  Jr-R **   Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
  67 Ross Brannon          OL      6-8   255  Fr        Marietta, GA (Lassiter)
* 77 Jeremy Brett          TG      6-3   300  Fr-R      Sandersville, GA (Washington County)
  37 Marcus Bullock        CB      6-0   180  Fr-R      Pensacola (Pensacola Catholic)
* 12 Thad Busby            QB      6-3   220  Jr-R **   Pace (Pace)
* 44 Daryl Bush            MLB     6-2   230  Jr-R **   Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley)
* 23 Byron Capers          CB      6-1   194  Sr   ***  Marietta, GA (Wheeler)
  71 Jerry Carmichael      OL      6-4   280  Fr        Plantation (Plantation)
*  5 Travis Chambers       HOLD    6-0   175  So   *    Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 83 Kamari Charlton       TE      6-2   242  Sr-R *    Nassau, Bahamas (Florida Air Academy)
  27 Tay Cody              CB      5-11  165  Fr        Blakely, GA (Early County)
* 38 Laveranues Coles      RB      6-1   195  Fr        Jacksonville (Ribault)
* 20 James Colzie          CB      5-10  170  Sr   ***  Miami (South Miami)
*  1 Andre Cooper          WR      6-2   194  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (Fletcher)
  56 Sam Cowart            OLB     6-3   239  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (Mandarin)
* 47 Vernon Crawford       OLB     6-2   240  Sr   *    Texas City, TX (Texas City/San Francisco CC)
* 45 Henri Crockett        BAN     6-2   240  Sr-R ***  Pompano Beach (Ely)
  60 Tarlos Crumitie       OL      6-5   298  Fr        Monticello (Jefferson County)
* 80 Ron Dugans            WR      6-3   187  So   *    Tallahassee (Florida A&M)
* 28 Warrick Dunn          TB      5-9   185  Sr   ***  Baton Rouge, LA (Catholic)
   1 Reggie Durden         CB      5-10  179  Fr        Houston, TX (Sam Houston/Copiah Lincoln CC)      Did not qualify
* 15 Mario Edwards         CB      6-2   185  So   *    Pascagoula, MS (Pascagoula)
* 33 Dee Feaster           TB      5-9   175  So   *    Rock Hill, SC (Northwestern)
  82 Jason Floyd           WR      5-10  175  So   *    Trenton (Bell)
* 71 Todd Fordham          OT      6-5   300  Sr-R ***  Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 35 Todd Frier            FS      5-10  180  Fr-R      Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 31 Lamarr Glenn          FB      6-1   248  So-R *    Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
  36 Vannez Gooch          RB      5-10  178  Fr        Jacksonville (Ed White)
  29 Bill Gramatica        K       5-10  165  Fr        LaBelle (LaBelle)
* 39 Hank Grant            BAN     6-2   230  So-R *    Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 63 Dennis Green          OT      6-4   285  Jr        Mobile, AL (Gulf Coast JC)
* 19 E.G. Green            WR      5-11  184  Jr-R **   Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
* 37 Forrest Green         FB      6-0   225  So        Marietta, GA (Pope)
* 40 Lamont Green          OLB     6-3   230  So-R *    Miami (Southridge)
* 18 Sean Hamlet           FS      6-0   210  Sr-R ***  Hampton, VA (Hampton)
*  6 Robert Hammond        SS      6-3   195  Jr   **   Opelousas, LA (Opelousas)
   8 Damian Harrell        WR      6-3   190  Sr   *    Miami (South Miami/San Francisco CC)
  78 Donald Heaven         DL      6-5   285  Fr        Miami (Carol City)
* 21 Deon Humphrey         OLB     6-4   235  So-R *    Lake Worth (Lake Worth)
* 73 Clay Ingram           C       6-1   250  Fr        Cantonment (Tate)
* 11 Dexter Jackson        SS      6-1   185  So   *    Quincy (Shanks)
* 84 Myron Jackson         TE      6-5   255  So-R *    Okeechobee (Okeechobee)
* 92 Jerry Johnson         DL      6-2   275  Fr-R      Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Central)
* 76 Walter Jones          OT      6-5   290  Jr-R      Aliceville, AL (Aliceville/Holmes CC)
* 10 Dan Kendra            QB      6-2   238  Fr-R      Bethlehem, PA (Central Catholic)
* 16 Sean Key              FS      6-1   180  So   *    Hialeah Lakes (American)
* 29 Sean Liss             P       6-4   210  Sr   ***  Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 51 Kevin Long            C       6-5   278  Jr-R **   Summerville, SC (Summerville)
* 78 Marcus Long           OG      6-3   310  Sr-R **   Daytona Beach (Mainland)
  48 Bryne Malone          DL      6-7   240  Fr        Frisco City, AL (Frisco City)
  20 Shawn McCorkel        DB      5-11  175  Fr        Dothan, AL (Northview)
* 89 Wayne Messam          WR      6-4   210  Sr-R ***  South Bay (Belle Glade Central)
  13 Snoop Minnis          WR      6-1   185  Fr        Miami (Northwestern)
* 94 Sean Mitchell         DE      6-4   280  Fr-R      Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
     Travis Montera                                     
  54 Jarad Moon            OL      6-4   260  Fr        Panama City (Bay)
  14 Marcus Outzen         QB      6-2   200  Fr        Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
  42 Kwaesi Palmer         LB      6-2   235  Fr        Sulphur Springs, TX (Sulphur Springs)
* 81 Melvin Pearsall       TE      6-1   250  Jr-R **   Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 95 Julian Pittman        DT      6-3   278  Jr-R **   Niceville (Niceville)
  46 Tommy Polley          LB      6-5   220  Fr        Baltimore, MD (Dunbar)
* 43 Jason Poppell         DB      5-10  190  Jr-R *    Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 24 Rock Preston          TB      5-9   183  Jr-R **   Miami (Hialeah)
* 87 Kevin Prophette       WR      5-11  185  Sr   *    Miami (Edison)
*  5 Theon Rackley         BAN     6-2   215  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Florida A&M)
* 75 Billy Rhodes          NG      6-1   265  So-R *    Eustis (Eustis)
* 49 Bobby Rhodes          LB      6-1   210  Fr-R      Eustis (Eustis)
*  2 Samari Rolle          CB      6-1   170  Jr   **   Miami (Miami Beach)
*  4 Troy Saunders         CB      5-10  185  So-R *    Miami (Miami Springs)
  97 Roland Seymour        DL      6-4   245  Fr        New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 53 Corey Simon           DT      6-4   275  Fr-R      Pompano Beach (Ely)
* 99 Larry Smith           DL      6-5   281  Fr-R      Folkston, GA (Valley Forge Prep)
* 30 Shevin Smith          SS      6-0   191  Jr-R **   Miami (Southridge)
* 96 Connell Spain         DT      6-2   285  Sr-R ***  Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 90 Greg Spires           DE      6-2   270  Jr-R **   Cape Coral (Mariner)
* 52 Demetro Stephens      LB      6-3   236  So-R *    Sandersville, GA (Washington County)
*  7 Germaine Stringer     WR      5-11  185  Fr-R      Atlanta, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
* 57 Eric Thomas           C       6-3   258  Fr-R      Miami (Columbus)
* 70 Tra Thomas            OT      6-8   330  Jr-R **   Deland (Deland)
* 98 David Tulloch         DT      6-2   270  Jr        Miami (Killian)
  61 Dale Valente          OL      6-4   294  So-R *    Orlando (Cypress Creek)
* 85 Andre Wadsworth       NG      6-4   282  Jr-R **   Miami (Florida Christian)
* 93 Chris Walker          DE      6-6   225  Fr-R      Cocoa (Cocoa Beach)
   3 Tres Walton           WR      6-0   185  Fr        Daytona Beach (Mainland)
*  9 Peter Warrick         WR      6-0   190  Fr-R      Bradenton (Bradenton Southeast)
* 68 Jason Whitaker        OG      6-5   265  Fr-R      Panama City (Mosley)
* 22 Pooh Bear Williams    FB      6-1   285  Jr-R **   Crescent City (Crescent City)
* 55 Reinard Wilson        DE      6-2   255  Sr   ***  Lake City (Columbia)

1996 Roster - By Number

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T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  1 Andre Cooper          WR      6-2   194  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (Fletcher)
   1 Reggie Durden         CB      5-10  179  Fr        Houston, TX (Sam Houston/Copiah Lincoln CC)      Did not qualify
*  2 Samari Rolle          CB      6-1   170  Jr   **   Miami (Miami Beach)
*  3 Scott Bentley         KS      5-11  205  Sr   ***  Aurora, CO (Overland)
   3 Tres Walton           WR      6-0   185  Fr        Daytona Beach (Mainland)
*  4 Troy Saunders         CB      5-10  185  So-R *    Miami (Miami Springs)
*  5 Travis Chambers       HOLD    6-0   175  So   *    Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
*  5 Theon Rackley         BAN     6-2   215  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Florida A&M)
*  6 Robert Hammond        SS      6-3   195  Jr   **   Opelousas, LA (Opelousas)
*  7 Germaine Stringer     WR      5-11  185  Fr-R      Atlanta, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
   8 Damian Harrell        WR      6-3   190  Sr   *    Miami (South Miami/San Francisco CC)
*  9 Peter Warrick         WR      6-0   190  Fr-R      Bradenton (Bradenton Southeast)
* 10 Dan Kendra            QB      6-2   238  Fr-R      Bethlehem, PA (Central Catholic)
* 11 Dexter Jackson        SS      6-1   185  So   *    Quincy (Shanks)
* 12 Thad Busby            QB      6-3   220  Jr-R **   Pace (Pace)
  13 Snoop Minnis          WR      6-1   185  Fr        Miami (Northwestern)
  14 Marcus Outzen         QB      6-2   200  Fr        Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
* 15 Mario Edwards         CB      6-2   185  So   *    Pascagoula, MS (Pascagoula)
* 16 Sean Key              FS      6-1   180  So   *    Hialeah Lakes (American)
* 18 Sean Hamlet           FS      6-0   210  Sr-R ***  Hampton, VA (Hampton)
* 19 E.G. Green            WR      5-11  184  Jr-R **   Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
* 20 James Colzie          CB      5-10  170  Sr   ***  Miami (South Miami)
  20 Shawn McCorkel        DB      5-11  175  Fr        Dothan, AL (Northview)
* 21 Deon Humphrey         OLB     6-4   235  So-R *    Lake Worth (Lake Worth)
* 22 Pooh Bear Williams    FB      6-1   285  Jr-R **   Crescent City (Crescent City)
* 23 Byron Capers          CB      6-1   194  Sr   ***  Marietta, GA (Wheeler)
* 24 Rock Preston          TB      5-9   183  Jr-R **   Miami (Hialeah)
* 26 Harold Battles        SS      6-0   200  Sr-R **   Jacksonville (Jackson)
  27 Tay Cody              CB      5-11  165  Fr        Blakely, GA (Early County)
* 28 Warrick Dunn          TB      5-9   185  Sr   ***  Baton Rouge, LA (Catholic)
  29 Bill Gramatica        K       5-10  165  Fr        LaBelle (LaBelle)
* 29 Sean Liss             P       6-4   210  Sr   ***  Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 30 Shevin Smith          SS      6-0   191  Jr-R **   Miami (Southridge)
* 31 Lamarr Glenn          FB      6-1   248  So-R *    Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
* 32 Khalid Abdullah       FB      6-0   225  So   *    Davie (Nova)
* 33 Dee Feaster           TB      5-9   175  So   *    Rock Hill, SC (Northwestern)
* 35 Todd Frier            FS      5-10  180  Fr-R      Live Oak (Suwannee)
  36 Vannez Gooch          RB      5-10  178  Fr        Jacksonville (Ed White)
  37 Marcus Bullock        CB      6-0   180  Fr-R      Pensacola (Pensacola Catholic)
* 37 Forrest Green         FB      6-0   225  So        Marietta, GA (Pope)
* 38 Laveranues Coles      RB      6-1   195  Fr        Jacksonville (Ribault)
* 39 Hank Grant            BAN     6-2   230  So-R *    Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 40 Lamont Green          OLB     6-3   230  So-R *    Miami (Southridge)
  41 Brian Allen           LB      6-2   201  Fr        Lake City (Columbia)
  42 Kwaesi Palmer         LB      6-2   235  Fr        Sulphur Springs, TX (Sulphur Springs)
* 43 Jason Poppell         DB      5-10  190  Jr-R *    Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 44 Daryl Bush            MLB     6-2   230  Jr-R **   Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley)
* 45 Henri Crockett        BAN     6-2   240  Sr-R ***  Pompano Beach (Ely)
  46 Tommy Polley          LB      6-5   220  Fr        Baltimore, MD (Dunbar)
* 47 Vernon Crawford       OLB     6-2   240  Sr   *    Texas City, TX (Texas City/San Francisco CC)
  48 Bryne Malone          DL      6-7   240  Fr        Frisco City, AL (Frisco City)
* 49 Bobby Rhodes          LB      6-1   210  Fr-R      Eustis (Eustis)
* 51 Kevin Long            C       6-5   278  Jr-R **   Summerville, SC (Summerville)
* 52 Demetro Stephens      LB      6-3   236  So-R *    Sandersville, GA (Washington County)
* 53 Corey Simon           DT      6-4   275  Fr-R      Pompano Beach (Ely)
  54 Jarad Moon            OL      6-4   260  Fr        Panama City (Bay)
* 55 Reinard Wilson        DE      6-2   255  Sr   ***  Lake City (Columbia)
  56 Sam Cowart            OLB     6-3   239  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (Mandarin)
* 57 Eric Thomas           C       6-3   258  Fr-R      Miami (Columbus)
* 58 Peter Boulware        DE      6-5   255  Jr-R **   Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
  60 Tarlos Crumitie       OL      6-5   298  Fr        Monticello (Jefferson County)
  61 Dale Valente          OL      6-4   294  So-R *    Orlando (Cypress Creek)
* 63 Dennis Green          OT      6-4   285  Jr        Mobile, AL (Gulf Coast JC)
  64 Justin Amman          OL      6-4   255  Fr        Eustis (Eustis)
* 65 Chad Bates            OG      6-3   285  Sr   ***  Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
  67 Ross Brannon          OL      6-8   255  Fr        Marietta, GA (Lassiter)
* 68 Jason Whitaker        OG      6-5   265  Fr-R      Panama City (Mosley)
* 70 Tra Thomas            OT      6-8   330  Jr-R **   Deland (Deland)
  71 Jerry Carmichael      OL      6-4   280  Fr        Plantation (Plantation)
* 71 Todd Fordham          OT      6-5   300  Sr-R ***  Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 73 Clay Ingram           C       6-1   250  Fr        Cantonment (Tate)
* 75 Billy Rhodes          NG      6-1   265  So-R *    Eustis (Eustis)
* 76 Walter Jones          OT      6-5   290  Jr-R      Aliceville, AL (Aliceville/Holmes CC)
* 77 Jeremy Brett          TG      6-3   300  Fr-R      Sandersville, GA (Washington County)
  78 Donald Heaven         DL      6-5   285  Fr        Miami (Carol City)
* 78 Marcus Long           OG      6-3   310  Sr-R **   Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 80 Ron Dugans            WR      6-3   187  So   *    Tallahassee (Florida A&M)
* 81 Melvin Pearsall       TE      6-1   250  Jr-R **   Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
  82 Jason Floyd           WR      5-10  175  So   *    Trenton (Bell)
* 83 Kamari Charlton       TE      6-2   242  Sr-R *    Nassau, Bahamas (Florida Air Academy)
* 84 Myron Jackson         TE      6-5   255  So-R *    Okeechobee (Okeechobee)
* 85 Andre Wadsworth       NG      6-4   282  Jr-R **   Miami (Florida Christian)
* 87 Kevin Prophette       WR      5-11  185  Sr   *    Miami (Edison)
* 89 Wayne Messam          WR      6-4   210  Sr-R ***  South Bay (Belle Glade Central)
* 90 Greg Spires           DE      6-2   270  Jr-R **   Cape Coral (Mariner)
* 92 Jerry Johnson         DL      6-2   275  Fr-R      Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Central)
* 93 Chris Walker          DE      6-6   225  Fr-R      Cocoa (Cocoa Beach)
* 94 Sean Mitchell         DE      6-4   280  Fr-R      Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
* 95 Julian Pittman        DT      6-3   278  Jr-R **   Niceville (Niceville)
* 96 Connell Spain         DT      6-2   285  Sr-R ***  Melbourne (Melbourne)
  97 Roland Seymour        DL      6-4   245  Fr        New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 98 David Tulloch         DT      6-2   270  Jr        Miami (Killian)
* 99 Larry Smith           DL      6-5   281  Fr-R      Folkston, GA (Valley Forge Prep)

1996 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Peter Boulware           American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
                         Football News - 1st Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         College & Pro Football Weekly - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         NCAA - Concensus All-American

Warrick Dunn             Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         Football News - 2nd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American

Walter Jones             Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American

Reinard Wilson           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
                         Football News - 2nd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American
                         NCAA - Concensus All-American

All-Americans -  4

1996 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Clifton Abraham          26      CB                 Chicago Bears
Derrick Alexander        90      DE                 Minnesota Vikings
Edgar Bennett            34      RB                 Green Bay Packers
Derrick Brooks           55      LB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Terrell Buckley          27      CB                 Miami Dolphins
Devin Bush               42      S                  Atlanta Falcons
LeRoy Butler             36      S                  Green Bay Packers
Dexter Carter            35      RB                 San Francisco 49ers
Pat Carter               80      TE                 Arizona Cardinals
Zack Crockett            32      RB                 Indianapolis Colts
Lawrence Dawsey          88      WR                 New York Giants
Dedrick Dodge            33      DB                 San Francisco 49ers
'OMar Ellison            84      WR                 San Diego Chargers
William Floyd            40      FB                 San Francisco 49ers
Dan Footman              78      DE                 Baltimore Ravens
Corey Fuller             27      CB                 Minnesota Vikings
Brad Johnson             14      QB                 Minnesota Vikings
Lonnie Johnson           84      TE                 Buffalo Bills
Reggie Johnson           85      TE                 Kansas City Chiefs
Marvin Jones             55      LB                 New York Jets
Danny Kanell             13      QB                 New York Giants
Amp Lee                  32      RB                 Minnesota Vikings
Martin Mayhew            35      CB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kez McCorvey             83      WR                 Detroit Lions
Sterling Palmer          97      DE                 Washington Redskins
Phillip Riley            15      WR                 New York Jets
James Roberson           90      DE                 Houston Oilers
Orpheus Roye             71      DE                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Deion Sanders            21      CB                 Dallas Cowboys
Corey Sawyer             23      CB                 Cincinnati Bengals
Clay Shiver              50      C                  Dallas Cowboys
Carl Simpson             98      DT                 Chicago Bears
Marquette Smith          22      RB                 Carolina Panthers
Rohn Stark                3      P                  Carolina Panthers
Rick Tuten               14      P                  Seattle Seahawks
Tamarick Vanover         87      WR-PR-KR           Kansas City Chiefs
Casey Weldon             11      QB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Noles in the Pros - 37

1996 Schedule and Results

       
GAME DAY
 
       
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
CNN
AP
CNN
AP
CNN
REC
09/07
H
DUKE W 44- 7
3
 
 
 
 
 
0-11
09/19
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 51-17
3
 
 
 
 
 
3-8
09/28
H
NORTH CAROLINA W 13- 0
2
 
11
 
10
10
10-2
10/05
H
CLEMSON W 34- 3
2
 
 
 
 
 
7-5
10/12
A
MIAMI W 34-16
3
 
6
 
14
14
9-3
10/26
H
VIRGINIA W 31-24
3
 
14
 
 
 
7-5
11/02
A
GEORGIA TECH W 49- 3
3
 
 
 
 
 
5-6
11/09
N
WAKE FOREST
Orlando, Fl
W 44- 7
3
 
 
 
 
 
3-8
11/16
H
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI W 54-14
3
 
25
 
 
 
8-3
11/23
N
MARYLAND
Miami, Fl, ACC Champ
W 48-10
3
 
 
 
 
 
5-6
11/30
H
FLORIDA W 24-21
2
 
1
 
1
1
12-1
01/02
N
FLORIDA
Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, La
L 20-52
1
 
3
 
1
1
12-1
Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   11- 1     6-0     3-0     2-1
AGAINST ACC      8- 0     4-0     2-0     2-0
AGAINST TOP 25   5- 1     4-0     1-0     0-1

FINAL  AP -  3
FINAL CNN -  3


1996 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  FLORIDA STATE         8- 0    11- 1 
 2t NORTH CAROLINA        6- 2    10- 2 
 2t CLEMSON               6- 2     7- 5 
 4  VIRGINIA              5- 3     7- 5 
 5  GEORGIA TECH          4- 4     5- 6 
 6t MARYLAND              3- 5     5- 6 
 6t NORTH CAROLINA STATE  3- 5     3- 8 
 8  WAKE FOREST           1- 7     3- 8 
 9  DUKE                  0- 8     0-11 

1996 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Warrick Dunn 11/30/1996 FLORIDA 24 185 7.71 0 Warrick Dunn 10/12/1996 MIAMI 22 163 7.41 1 Warrick Dunn 10/26/1996 VIRGINIA 26 131 5.04 1 Warrick Dunn 11/02/1996 GEORGIA TECH 13 121 9.31 1 Warrick Dunn 11/23/1996 MARYLAND 16 109 6.81 2 Warrick Dunn 09/19/1996 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 14 108 7.71 1

1996 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ E.G. Green 10/05/1996 CLEMSON 5 156 31.20 2 Warrick Dunn 11/16/1996 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 5 137 27.40 1 E.G. Green 11/09/1996 WAKE FOREST 6 126 21.00 1 Andre Cooper 10/26/1996 VIRGINIA 7 102 14.57 0

1996 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thad Busby 10/26/1996 VIRGINIA 36 25 316 1 8.78 2 Thad Busby 10/05/1996 CLEMSON 29 16 304 0 10.48 4 Thad Busby 11/16/1996 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 31 17 302 2 9.74 2

1996 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 426 122 Points Per Game............. 38.7 11.1 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 54 15 TDs Rushing................. 22 5 TDs Passing................. 25 9 TDs Fumble Return........... 1 0 TDs Punt Return............. 4 0 TDs Interception............ 2 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 1 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 52-54 14-15 Kick........................ 52-53 14-15 Pass........................ 0- 0 0- 0 Run......................... 0- 1 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 16-18 6- SAFETY........................ 1 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 215 155 Rushing..................... 90 40 Passing..................... 113 86 Penalty..................... 12 29 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1958 649 Yards gained rushing........ 2358 1206 Yards lost rushing.......... 400 557 Rushing Attempts............ 423 418 Average Per Rush............ 4.6 1.6 Average Per Game............ 178.0 59.0 PASSING YARDAGE............... 2541 1875 Att-Comp-Int................ 335-181-14 358-162-11 Efficiency.................. 134.01 91.40 Average Per Pass............ 7.6 5.2 Average Per Catch........... 14.0 11.6 Average Per Game............ 231.0 170.5 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 4499 2524 Total Plays................. 758 776 Average Per Play............ 5.9 3.3 Average Per Game............ 409.0 229.5 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 22- 513 46-1087 Average Per Return.......... 23.3 23.6 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 41-411 24-187 Average Per Return.......... 10.0 7.8 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 11-153 14- 94 Average Per Return.......... 13.9 6.7 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 18- 9 26-12 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 94- 958 60- 508 Average Per Game............ 87.1 46.2 PUNTS-YARDS................... 61-2670 89-3278 Average Per Punt............ 43.8 36.8 Net punt average............ 40.7 32.2 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME....... 28:44 31:08 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 62-156 189- 50 3rd-Down Pct................ .397 .780 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 67-336 27-
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
109
126
99
92
426
Opponents
31
53
10
28
122
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Warrick Dunn        11  189 1246   66  1180   6.2  12  80t  107.3
Rock Preston        10   49  398   12   386   7.9   5  47    38.6
Laveranues Coles     9   14   93    2    91   6.5   0  24    10.1
Pooh Bear Williams  10   24   79    0    79   3.3   2  20     7.9
Khalid Abdullah     11   19   74    1    73   3.8   0  13     6.6
Dee Feaster         11   20   70   10    60   3.0   0  41     5.5
Dan Kendra           7   36  157  102    55   1.5   2  16     7.9
Lamarr Glenn        11    8   50    1    49   6.1   0  21     4.5
Peter Warrick       11    8   52   32    20   2.5   0  36     1.8
Vannez Gooch         1    3    6    3     3   1.0   0   6     3.0
 Team                     1    0    2    -2  -2.0   0  -2 
Thad Busby          10   53  133  169   -36  -0.7   1  25    -3.6

Total.........      11  423 2358  400  1958   4.6  22  80t  178.0
Opponents.....      11  418 1206  557   649   1.6   5  80t   59.0


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Thad Busby          10  131.50 243-134-12   .551 1866  16  77t  186.6
Dan Kendra           7  143.33  89- 46- 2   .517  665   9  42t   95.0
Warrick Dunn        11   61.33   3-  1- 0   .333   10   0  10     0.9

Total.........      11  134.01 335-181-14   .540 2541  25  77t  231.0
Opponents.....      11   91.40 358-162-11   .453 1875   9  50   170.5


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
E.G. Green          11  34   662  19.5   7  60t   60.2
Peter Warrick       11  22   467  21.2   4  59    42.5
Warrick Dunn        11  30   355  11.8   2  77t   32.3
Andre Cooper         8  26   338  13.0   4  38t   42.3
Wayne Messam        11  21   299  14.2   3  48t   27.2
Laveranues Coles     9  10   104  10.4   2  15    11.6
Khalid Abdullah     11   5    81  16.2   0  39     7.4
Melvin Pearsall     11   8    77   9.6   2  21     7.0
Ron Dugans          11   7    66   9.4   1  16t    6.0
Kamari Charlton     11   1    20  20.0   0  20     1.8
Rock Preston        10   7    19   2.7   0  19     1.9
Pooh Bear Williams  10   4    18   4.5   0   8     1.8
Lamarr Glenn        11   3    18   6.0   0  14     1.6
Germaine Stringer   10   1    15  15.0   0  15     1.5
Dee Feaster         11   2     2   1.0   0   7     0.2

Total.........      11 181  2541  14.0  25  77t  231.0
Opponents.....      11 162  1875  11.6   9  50   170.5


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Dee Feaster          25  244   9.8  2  79t
Peter Warrick        10  114  11.4  0  31 
Peter Boulware        2   30  15.0  0  17 
Dexter Jackson        3   19   6.3  0  14 
Germaine Stringer     1    4   4.0  0   4 
Byron Capers          0    0        1   0t
Shevin Smith          0    0        1   0t

Total.........       41  411  10.0  4  79t
Opponent......       24  187   7.8  0  27 


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Shevin Smith          3   61  20.3  1  61t
James Colzie          3   10   3.3  0   6 
Samari Rolle          2    1   0.5  0   1 
Lamont Green          1   56  56.0  1  56t
Troy Saunders         1   25  25.0  0  25 
Henri Crockett        1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       11  153  13.9  2  61t
Opponent......       14   94   6.7  0  52 


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Peter Warrick         9   188 20.9  0  48 
Germaine Stringer     5   144 28.8  0  33 
Laveranues Coles      5   124 24.8  0  34 
Dee Feaster           2    50 25.0  0  26 
Rock Preston          1     7  7.0  0   7 

Total.........       22   513 23.3  0  48 
Opponent......       46  1087 23.6  1  96t


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Peter Boulware        3    0   0.0  0   .    4
Daryl Bush            2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Shevin Smith          1    0   0.0  1   .    0
Henri Crockett        1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Mario Edwards         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bobby Rhodes          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Greg Spires           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Reinard Wilson        0    0    .   0   .    3
Vernon Crawford       0    0    .   0   .    2
Lamont Green          0    0    .   0   .    1
Connell Spain         0    0    .   0   .    1
Demetro Stephens      0    0    .   0   .    1
Andre Wadsworth       0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       12        0.0  1       14
Opponent......        9        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Scott Bentley         0  16-18   52-53   0-1   0   0-0   0   0   100
Warrick Dunn         14   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    84
E.G. Green            7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Rock Preston          5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Andre Cooper          4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Peter Warrick         4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Wayne Messam          3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Shevin Smith          3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Laveranues Coles      2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Dee Feaster           2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Dan Kendra            2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Melvin Pearsall       2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Pooh Bear Williams    2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Thad Busby            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Byron Capers          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Ron Dugans            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Lamont Green          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Jerry Johnson         0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   1     2
====================================================================
FSU                  54  16-18   52-53   0-1   0   0-0   0   1   426
Opponent             15   6-14   14-15   0-0   0   0-0   0   0   122
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Warrick Dunn
12
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
E.G. Green
.
7
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Rock Preston
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Andre Cooper
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Peter Warrick
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Wayne Messam
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Shevin Smith
.
.
.
1
1
1
.
.
.
Laveranues Coles
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Dee Feaster
.
.
.
.
.
2
.
.
.
Dan Kendra
2
.
9
.
.
.
.
.
.
Melvin Pearsall
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Pooh Bear Williams
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Thad Busby
1
.
16
.
.
.
.
.
.
Byron Capers
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Ron Dugans
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Lamont Green
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Total
22
25
25
2
1
4
.
.
.
Opponents
5
9
9
.
.
.
1
.
.
R = Rushing
C = Catch
P = Pass
I = Interception
FR = Fumble Recovery/Return
PR = Punt Return/Blocked Punt
KR = Kickoff Return
L = Lateral
FK = Free Kick Return


TOTAL OFFENSE        G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G
--------------------------------------------------
Thad Busby          10  296   -36 1866  1830 183.0
Warrick Dunn        11  192  1180   10  1190 108.2
Dan Kendra           7  125    55  665   720 102.9
Rock Preston        10   49   386    0   386  38.6
Laveranues Coles     9   14    91    0    91  10.1
Pooh Bear Williams  10   24    79    0    79   7.9
Khalid Abdullah     11   19    73    0    73   6.6
Dee Feaster         11   20    60    0    60   5.5
Lamarr Glenn        11    8    49    0    49   4.5
Peter Warrick       11    8    20    0    20   1.8
Vannez Gooch         1    3     3    0     3   3.0
 Team                     1    -2    0    -2

Total.........      11  758  1958 2541  4499 409.0
Opponent......      11  776   649 1875  2524 229.5


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
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Scott Bentley        16-18  .889  0- 0  5- 6  7- 7  4- 5  0- 0 49
FG SEQUENCE Scott Bentley
DUKE
(23), (39), (41)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
(46)
NORTH CAROLINA
(33), (37)
CLEMSON
28
MIAMI
(48), (32), 42
VIRGINIA
(25)
GEORGIA TECH
None
WAKE FOREST
(22), (32), (38)
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
(32)
MARYLAND
(49), (24)
FLORIDA
(29)
FLORIDA
(43), (45), 55
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Sean Liss           60 2670  44.5  76                1
 Team                1    0   0.0                    0

Total.........      61 2670  43.8  76                1
Opponent......      89 3278  36.8                    5


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
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Warrick Dunn        11 1180   355    0    0    0    0 1535 139.5
Peter Warrick       11   20   467  114  188    0    0  789  71.7
E.G. Green          11    0   662    0    0    0    0  662  60.2
Rock Preston        10  386    19    0    7    0    0  412  41.2
Dee Feaster         11   60     2  244   50    0    0  356  32.4
Andre Cooper         8    0   338    0    0    0    0  338  42.3
Laveranues Coles     9   91   104    0  124    0    0  319  35.4
Wayne Messam        11    0   299    0    0    0    0  299  27.2
Germaine Stringer   10    0    15    4  144    0    0  163  16.3
Khalid Abdullah     11   73    81    0    0    0    0  154  14.0
Pooh Bear Williams  10   79    18    0    0    0    0   97   9.7
Melvin Pearsall     11    0    77    0    0    0    0   77   7.0
Lamarr Glenn        11   49    18    0    0    0    0   67   6.1
Ron Dugans          11    0    66    0    0    0    0   66   6.0
Shevin Smith        11    0     0    0    0   61    0   61   5.5
Lamont Green        11    0     0    0    0   56    0   56   5.1
Dan Kendra           7   55     0    0    0    0    0   55   7.9
Peter Boulware      11    0     0   30    0    0    0   30   2.7
Troy Saunders       10    0     0    0    0   25    0   25   2.5
Kamari Charlton     11    0    20    0    0    0    0   20   1.8
Dexter Jackson      11    0     0   19    0    0    0   19   1.7
James Colzie        10    0     0    0    0   10    0   10   1.0
Vannez Gooch         1    3     0    0    0    0    0    3   3.0
Samari Rolle        11    0     0    0    0    1    0    1   0.1
 Team                    -2     0    0    0    0    0   -2
Thad Busby          10  -36     0    0    0    0    0  -36  -3.6

Total.........      11 1958  2541  411  513  153    0 5576 506.9
Opponent......      11  649  1875  187 1087   94    0 3892 353.8


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reinard Wilson      11   57   48   105  22.0- 92.0   13.5- 67.0      .      2    .    .      3   .   .
Daryl Bush          11   44   57   101   7.0- 22.0    2.5- 13.0      .      2    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Henri Crockett      11   52   46    98  12.0- 33.0    4.5- 22.0     1-  0   3    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Vernon Crawford     11   33   44    77   9.0- 26.0    2.5-  8.0      .      2    .    .      2   .   .
Peter Boulware      11   33   35    68  20.0-104.0   19.0-101.0      .      1    .   3-  0   4   .   .
Shevin Smith        11   36   23    59   4.0-  9.0       .          3- 61   5    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Julian Pittman      11   29   24    53   8.0- 13.0    1.0-  2.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Andre Wadsworth      9   28   24    52   7.0- 17.0    2.0- 10.0      .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Connell Spain        8   24   22    46   7.0- 28.0    3.5- 17.0      .      1    .    .      1   .   .
Lamont Green        11   26   18    44   6.0- 32.0    3.0- 22.0     1- 56   1    .    .      1   .   .
Sean Hamlet         11   19   23    42   1.0-  3.0    0.5-  3.0      .      3    .    .      .   .   .
Demetro Stephens    11   24   15    39   4.0-  7.0    2.0-  4.0      .      1    .    .      1   .   .
James Colzie        10   31    3    34   1.0-  4.0       .          3- 10  10    .    .      .   .   .
Greg Spires         11   19   15    34   8.0- 36.0    6.0- 32.0      .      1    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Sean Key            11   17   16    33   1.0-  1.0       .           .      3    .    .      .   .   .
Dexter Jackson      11   23   10    33   2.0- 11.0    2.0- 11.0      .      3    .    .      .   .   .
Jerry Johnson       10   15   16    31  11.0- 38.0    4.0- 17.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   1
Byron Capers        11   20    6    26   2.0-  2.0       .           .      8    .    .      .   .   .
Theon Rackley       11   20    6    26   1.0-  1.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Samari Rolle        11   20    3    23      .            .          2-  1   7    .    .      .   .   .
Harold Battles      11   13   10    23      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Troy Saunders       10   14    3    17      .            .          1- 25   6    .    .      .   .   .
Larry Smith          9    9    7    16   3.0-  4.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mario Edwards       11    1   13    14      .            .           .      3    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Sean Mitchell       10    4    8    12   1.0-  5.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Hank Grant          11    5    7    12      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Robert Hammond      10    7    5    12      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Deon Humphrey       11    5    6    11      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bobby Rhodes         4    4    6    10   1.0-  3.0       .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Billy Rhodes        11    2    8    10   1.0-  7.0    1.0-  7.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Corey Simon          3    3    4     7   1.0- 11.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
David Tulloch       10    1    4     5      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chris Walker        11    .    4     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Todd Frier          11    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Travis Montera       3    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .

FLORIDA STATE 44, DUKE 7

09/07/1996, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1997 FSU Media Guide, Page 118

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State's defense held visiting Duke to just 91 yards of total offense in leading the third ranked Seminoles to a 44-7 season opening win over the Blue Devils in front of 70,181 fans in Doak Campbell Stadium.

The Seminole defense forced four turnovers, set up five FSU scores and limited the Blue Devils to 91 yards of total offense. It was the first time the Tribe held an opponent to less than 100 yards of total offense since Sept. 13, 1980, when Florida State limited Louisville to just 56 yards in a 52-0 win. FSU defensive ends Peter Boulware and Reinard Wilson led the charge, combining for 16 tackles, including four sacks.

Florida State's special teams also had an outstanding debut as Dee Feaster returned a punt for a touchdown and Scott Bentley connected on all three of his field goal attempts.

It was also FSU's special teams that set up the Tribe's first score of the 1996 campaign. Peter Warrick returned the opening kickoff 48 yards to the Duke 42 yard line. Seven plays later, junior quarterback Thad Busby, starting his first game at FSU, found Andre Cooper in the endzone for a 20 yard touchdown strike. Bentley's PAT gave Florida State a 7-0 lead.

The Tribe took a 10-0 advantage midway through the opening period when Bentley nailed a 23 yard field goal. The score was set up when Florida State linebacker Vernon Crawford forced and recovered a Charles London fumble at the Duke 10 yard line.

FSU scored 17 second quarter points to take a 27-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. Bentley's 39 yard field goal culminated a 12 play, 41 yard Florida State drive to make the score 13-0. Three minutes later Busby and E.G. Green hooked up on a 12 yard scoring pass to make it 20-0. Feaster's 59 yard punt return for a touchdown gave the Seminoles a 27 point advantage with 1:17 left before halftime. It was Florida State's first punt return for a touchdown since Corey Sawyer's 74 yard gallop against North Carolina in 1992.

FSU's defense opened the second half by setting up another score when Andre Wadsworth caused a Layman Marshall fumble and Daryl Bush recovered at the Duke 39 yard line. Five plays later, Warrick Dunn scooted 17 yards around left end for a touchdown and a 34-0 lead.

Duke's only score of the day came late in the third quarter after FSU reserve quarterback Dan Kendra was sacked and fumbled at the Seminole seven yard line. Marshall scored from one yard out four plays later to make it 34-7.

Florida State provided the final margin with 10 fourth quarter points on a one yard quarterback sneak by Kendra and a 41 yard Bentley field goal.

In his first starting assignment, Busby completed 9 of 17 passes for 75 yards and was intercepted once. Dunn led the Florida State offense with 70 yards rushing on just 14 carries.

FSU's 221 yards of total offense was its lowest output since a 219 yard performance at Miami in 1994. The Tribe's 92 passing yards were its fewest since a 25 yard outing versus Tulane in 1984.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
DUKE
0
0
7
0
7
FLORIDA STATE
10
17
7
10
44

1st   7- 0  Andre Cooper, 20, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 12:57
     10- 0  Scott Bentley, 23, field goal, 7:09 
2nd  13- 0  Scott Bentley, 39, field goal, 13:59
     20- 0  E.G. Green, 12, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 11:00
     27- 0  Dee Feaster, 59, punt return/blocked punt (Scott Bentley, kick), 1:17 
3rd  34- 0  Warrick Dunn, 17, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 10:59
     34- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 2:32 
4th  41- 7  Dan Kendra, 1, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 13:31
     44- 7  Scott Bentley, 41, field goal, 9:57 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 11 12 Rushes-yards 38-129 47- 13 Passing 92 78 Att-Comp-Int 20-10-1 26-11-0 Total Yards 58-221 73-91 Punt Returns 4-98 4-30 Kickoff Returns 2-57 7-154 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 4-0 1-0 Punts 6-47.8 7-48.1 Sacks By-Yds 4-20 3-27 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 5-4 Penalties-Yds 11-96 5-36 3rd Down Conversions 4-13 4-18 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-2 Time of Posession 27:03 32:57 Attendance 70,181 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 14- 70 Thad Busby 3- 25 Laveranues Coles 4- 21 Khalid Abdullah 4- 13 Lamarr Glenn 1- 4 Vannez Gooch 3- 3 Dee Feaster 2- 2 Pooh Bear Williams 1- 0 Dan Kendra 5- -4 Peter Warrick 1- -5 Receiving Peter Warrick 2- 36 E.G. Green 2- 30 Andre Cooper 3- 28 Warrick Dunn 2- 2 Pooh Bear Williams 1- -4 Passing Thad Busby 17- 9-1- 75 Dan Kendra 2- 1-0- 17 Warrick Dunn 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Dee Feaster 2- 67 Peter Warrick 2- 31 Kickoff Return Peter Warrick 2- 57 Punting Sean Liss 6- 287 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reinard Wilson 11 4 15 4.0- 1.0- . . . . . . . Vernon Crawford 5 3 8 1.0- . . . . 1- 0 . . . Daryl Bush 4 4 8 1.0- . . . . 2- 0 . . . Henri Crockett 1 7 8 . . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens 5 3 8 . . . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 4 3 7 3.0- . . . . . 1 . . Connell Spain 2 4 6 0.5- 0.5- . . . . . . . Theon Rackley 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Greg Spires 1 4 5 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Julian Pittman 3 2 5 2.0- 1.0- . . . . . . . Peter Boulware 2 2 4 2.5- 2.5- . . . . 2 . . Jerry Johnson 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Troy Saunders 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Corey Simon 2 1 3 1.0- . . . . . . . . Harold Battles 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Chris Walker . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Sean Mitchell 1 1 2 1.0- . . . . . . . . Hank Grant 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Sean Key 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Larry Smith 1 1 2 1.0- . . . . . . . . David Tulloch . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Lamont Green . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Mario Edwards . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Todd Frier 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Shevin Smith 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 51, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 17

09/19/1996, RALEIGH, NC

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From the 1997 FSU Media Guide, Page 119

RALEIGH, NC - Before an ESPN Thursday night national television audience, third ranked Florida State scored three touchdowns within a seven minute span of the first half and cruised to a 51-17 victory over Atlantic Coast Conference foe North Carolina State in Raleigh in front of 45,700.

Senior running back Warrick Dunn and junior quarterback Thad Busby ignited the Seminole attack, which churned out 527 yards of total offense. Dunn tied Greg Allen's career record with the 16th 100 yard rushing game of his Florida State career. Dunn finished the night with 108 yards and a touchdown on just 14 carries. Busby, working out of the Fast Break Offense for the majority of the night, completed 17 of 26 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns.

The FSU defense built on its impressive season opening performance by holding the Wolfpack to just 71 yards rushing and 196 total yards. The Seminoles recorded eight quarterback sacks, led by Peter Boulware with two.

Scott Bentley opened the game's scoring by drilling a field goal from 46 yards out with 4:56 remaining in the first quarter to give FSU a 3-0 lead.

The Seminoles extended their lead to 10-0 with a lightning quick, two play drive on their next possession. On the first play, Dunn seemed bottled up behind the line of scrimmage but cut back against the grain and raced 51 yards to the N.C. State 29 yard line. FSU scored on the next play when Busby rolled to his left, eluded a sack with a spin move, rolled back to his right and fired a 29 yard strike to a diving E.G. Green on the final play of the opening period.

FSU scored on its next possession when Dunn capped a 10 play drive that covered 75 yards with a one yard TD run on fourth down to give the Tribe a 17-0 advantage.

FSU's defense forced the Wolfpack to punt after three plays and it would prove disastrous for NCSU. Cornerback Troy Saunders broke free from the left side to block N.C. State's punt. Byron Capers covered the loose ball in the endzone for a touchdown and a 24-0 Florida State lead.

The Seminoles lost their shutout on the Wolfpack's first drive of the second half as Marc Primanti hit a 29 yard field goal to make it 24-3.

FSU responded on its next possession driving 65 yards in five plays, culminating in a 29 yard Busby to Andre Cooper TD strike to give FSU a 31-3 advantage.

The Tribe's defense got into the scoring column late in the third period. Shevin Smith stepped in front of a Jose Laureano pass and raced 61 yards untouched with the interception for a touchdown. Bentley missed the point after, breaking a string of 44 in a row, giving Florida State a 37-3 lead.

The teams traded touchdowns in the fourth period. NC State scored on Tremayne Stephens' two yard run and a 96 yard kickoff return by Alvis Whitted. Florida State scored on the first two touchdown passes of redshirt freshman Dan Kendra's career. Kendra hit Wayne Messam from 11 yards out and connected with Peter Warrick with a 13 yard scoring strike.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
10
14
13
14
51
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
3
14
17

1st   3- 0  Scott Bentley, 46, field goal, 4:56 
     10- 0  E.G. Green, 29, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 0:00 
2nd  17- 0  Warrick Dunn, 1, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 9:54 
     24- 0  Byron Capers, 0, punt return/blocked punt (Scott Bentley, kick), 8:23 
3rd  24- 3  Opp, 29, field goal, 9:49 
     31- 3  Andre Cooper, 29, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 8:25 
     37- 3  Shevin Smith, 61, interception return (Scott Bentley, kick failed), 3:21 
4th  37-10  Opp, 2, run (kick), 13:00
     44-10  Wayne Messam, 11, pass from Dan Kendra (Scott Bentley, kick), 8:11 
     44-17  Opp, 96, kickoff return (kick), 7:57 
     51-17  Peter Warrick, 13, pass from Dan Kendra (Scott Bentley, kick), 4:21 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 17 Rushes-yards 36-182 39- 71 Passing 345 125 Att-Comp-Int 42-24-2 35-12-1 Total Yards 78-527 74-196 Punt Returns 4-11 3-18 Kickoff Returns 2-48 6-204 Interception Ret. 1-61 2-22 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 4-37.5 8-34.4 Sacks By-Yds 6-38 4-19 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 10-103 5-37 3rd Down Conversions 9-17 3-19 4th Down Conversions 2-2 2-3 Time of Posession 28:40 31:20 Attendance 45,700 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 14- 108 Laveranues Coles 8- 46 Dan Kendra 5- 25 Rock Preston 3- 23 Dee Feaster 1- 6 Khalid Abdullah 1- 0 Thad Busby 4- -26 Receiving Wayne Messam 6- 72 Andre Cooper 3- 61 E.G. Green 2- 53 Warrick Dunn 5- 49 Melvin Pearsall 2- 37 Peter Warrick 2- 29 Rock Preston 2- 22 Germaine Stringer 1- 15 Dee Feaster 1- 7 Passing Thad Busby 26-17-2-251 Dan Kendra 16- 7-0- 94 Punt Return Dee Feaster 3- 7 Troy Saunders 1- 4 Byron Capers 0- 0 Kickoff Return Germaine Stringer 1- 33 Peter Warrick 1- 15 Punting Sean Liss 4- 150 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Henri Crockett 5 2 7 3.0- 7.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Peter Boulware 6 1 7 3.0- 15.0 2.0- 12.0 . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson 4 1 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Sean Hamlet 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 5 . 5 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 3 1 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 1 3 4 2.0- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Shevin Smith 2 1 3 . . 1- 61 . . . . . . James Colzie 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Julian Pittman 2 1 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Troy Saunders 2 . 2 . . . 2 . . . 1 . Sean Key 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Lamont Green 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Germaine Stringer 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Greg Spires 1 1 2 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Samari Rolle . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Thad Busby 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Deon Humphrey 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 1 . 1 . . . 2 . . . . . Harold Battles 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Vernon Crawford . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Melvin Pearsall 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Connell Spain 1 . 1 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 13, NORTH CAROLINA 0

09/28/1996, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State climbed to second in the Associated Press poll and once again used its defense and great special teams play to shutout 11th ranked North Carolina 13-0 before 80,120 in steady rain in Tallahassee.

The third largest crowd in Doak Campbell Stadium history witnessed a classic defensive battle between the nation's No. 1 and No. 2 rated defenses. The top ranked Seminole defense limited the Tar Heels to just 187 yards of total offense, while Florida State's offense could muster just 213 yards. FSU's defense recorded eight quarterback sacks and forced three turnovers while its special teams blocked two punts and a field goal attempt.

Defensive ends Peter Boulware and Greg Spires combined for five sacks of North Carolina quarterback Chris Keldorf. Boulware had three while Spires recorded two. Reinard Wilson had one sack to tie Ron Simmons' Florida State career record with 25.

North Carolina's best offensive possession was its first. The Tar Heels took the opening kickoff and moved 44 yards to the FSU 36 yard line. The drive stalled and the Tar Heels' 53 yard field goal attempt was blocked by Shevin Smith.

Another blocked kick by Florida State's special teams set up the Seminoles' first score. Late in the first quarter, Dexter Jackson smothered Derrick DePriest's punt and FSU took over at the UNC 25 yard line. After the Seminoles failed to gain a first down, Scott Bentley booted a 33 yard field goal on the first play of the second quarter to give FSU a 3-0 lead.

Florida State took a 10-0 lead late in the first half on a touchdown set up by a bizarre play. Thad Busby's pass intended for Wayne Messam was intercepted by UNC's Dre' Bly. Bly was hit by Andre Cooper on the interception return at the UNC 10 yard line and fumbled. Todd Fordham recovered for the Seminoles at the 11. On the next play, Warrick Dunn raced around right end for a touchdown and a 10-0 FSU lead.

The Seminole offense recorded just two first downs and 73 yards in the first half and did not record a first down until eight minutes remained in the second quarter.

The second half was again a defensive battle as the teams exchanged turnovers and punts in the third period.

Florida State's special teams set up the final score of the game midway through the fourth quarter. Jackson blocked his second punt of the game and the Seminoles took over at the North Carolina 24 yard line. After the Tar Heel defense held FSU, Bentley connected on a 37 yard field goal to provide the final margin of 13-0.

The shutout was Florida State's first since a 17-0 blanking of Clemson in 1994. The game was the third straight in which FSU held its opponent to less than 200 total yards. North Carolina's deepest penetration was to the Florida State 33 yard line, and the FSU defense allowed the Tar Heels an average of just 2.6 yards on their 72 plays from scrimmage.

Florida State's offensive output was its lowest since a 1986 34-17 loss at Nebraska when the Tribe managed just 173 yards.

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

1st   0- 0  Opp, 53, field goal blocked by Shevin Smith, 9:21 
2nd   3- 0  Scott Bentley, 33, field goal, 14:57
     10- 0  Warrick Dunn, 11, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:45 
4th  13- 0  Scott Bentley, 37, field goal, 5:52 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 7 13 Rushes-yards 36-148 37- 40 Passing 65 147 Att-Comp-Int 17-9-2 35-16-1 Total Yards 53-213 72-187 Punt Returns 6-63 5-19 Kickoff Returns 1-30 3-75 Interception Ret. 1-0 2-16 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 9-47.2 9-39.1 Sacks By-Yds 8-42 2-18 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 8-86 5-20 3rd Down Conversions 1-12 4-18 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 27:16 32:44 Attendance 80,120 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Rock Preston 5- 77 Warrick Dunn 21- 73 Peter Warrick 1- 5 Pooh Bear Williams 1- 1 Thad Busby 8- -8 Receiving Kamari Charlton 1- 20 E.G. Green 2- 18 Wayne Messam 1- 14 Warrick Dunn 3- 10 Ron Dugans 1- 8 Rock Preston 1- -5 Passing Thad Busby 17- 9-2- 65 Punt Return Dee Feaster 4- 45 Dexter Jackson 2- 18 Kickoff Return Peter Warrick 1- 10 Punting Sean Liss 9- 425 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Henri Crockett 5 4 9 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . 1 . . . . . Shevin Smith 2 5 7 . . 1- 0 . . . . 1 . Peter Boulware 3 4 7 3.0- 11.5 3.0- 11.5 . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 2 4 6 1.0- 3.5 0.5- 2.5 . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 1 4 5 1.5- 6.5 1.5- 6.5 . . . . . . . Sean Key 2 3 5 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Vernon Crawford 1 3 4 0.5- 3.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson 3 . 3 . . . . . . . 2 . Greg Spires 1 2 3 1.5- 8.5 1.5- 8.5 . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Germaine Stringer 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Connell Spain 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 1 1 2 . . . 2 . . . . . Byron Capers . 2 2 . . . 2 . . . . . James Colzie 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Mario Edwards 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Troy Saunders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Julian Pittman . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Billy Rhodes . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Theon Rackley . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Deon Humphrey 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Robert Hammond 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Todd Fordham . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

FLORIDA STATE 34, CLEMSON 3

10/05/1996, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1997 FSU Media Guide, Page 121

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Thad Busby passed for 304 yards and four touchdowns, both career highs, as second ranked Florida State continued its dominant efforts on defense and special teams in a 34-3 win over Clemson before a Saturday night crowd of 76,300 at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Busby completed 16 of 29 passes in leading the Tribe to its best offensive performance of the season to date. E.G. Green was on the receiving end of two of Busby's touchdown throws, 37 and 60 yarders, and finished with five catches for 156 yards. Dee Feaster returned a punt for a 79 yard score, his second punt return for a TD this season. FSU's defense did not allow a touchdown for the second consecutive game and held Clemson to just 54 yards rushing.

Florida State opened the scoring on its second possession. The Tribe moved 72 yards in six plays and scored on Busby's 37 yard pass to Green on third down and nine. Jerry Johnson's point after snap was high and Scott Bentley was unable to get his kick away as FSU claimed a 6-0 lead.

Clemson responded on its next possession. The Tigers, aided by a defensive holding penalty that kept their drive alive, moved 61 yards before Matt Padgett booted a 29 yard field goal on the second play of the second quarter moving the visitors to within three points. The field goal marked the first points Florida State had allowed in the first half of a game in 1996.

The Seminoles struck quickly again midway through the second quarter to take a 13-3 lead. Busby and Green hooked up on a 60 yard bomb to cap a four play, 71 yard drive.

Florida State took a 20-3 advantage into the locker room when Busby threw his third touchdown pass of the half with 1:19 remaining in the period. Warrick Dunn hauled in the 23 yarder on third and 17 for the score. FSU went 87 yards in seven plays for the touchdown. The drive was highlighted by a diving 50 yard reception by Peter Warrick on third and eight from the Seminole 15 yard line.

The Tribe closed out the scoring with a pair of third quarter touchdowns. Busby hit Andre Cooper with a four yard scoring pass and Feaster returned a punt 79 yards for a score.

Busby gave way to backup Dan Kendra in the fourth quarter and the two combined to lead FSU to 453 yards of total offense. Dunn led the Seminoles on the ground with 96 yards on just 13 carries.

The game, coupled with the previous week's 13-0 shutout of North Carolina, marked the first time that Florida State held back to back opponents without a touchdown since 1988 when the Tribe beat Louisiana Tech 66-3 and South Carolina 59-0.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CLEMSON
0
3
0
0
3
FLORIDA STATE
6
14
14
0
34

1st   0- 0  Opp, 45, field goal failed, 5:45 
      6- 0  E.G. Green, 37, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, run failed), 4:22 
2nd   6- 3  Opp, 29, field goal, 14:49
     13- 3  E.G. Green, 60, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 6:57 
     20- 3  Warrick Dunn, 23, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 1:19 
     20- 3  Scott Bentley, 28, field goal failed, 0:00 
3rd  27- 3  Andre Cooper, 4, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 4:52 
     34- 3  Dee Feaster, 79, punt return/blocked punt (Scott Bentley, kick), 3:25 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 16 Rushes-yards 30-159 36- 54 Passing 329 182 Att-Comp-Int 37-19-1 35-18-1 Total Yards 67-488 71-236 Punt Returns 4-90 3-16 Kickoff Returns 2-60 2-47 Interception Ret. 1-4 1-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 2-0 Punts 6-43.0 10-36.6 Sacks By-Yds 2-12 3-23 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 4-2 Penalties-Yds 7-68 4-39 3rd Down Conversions 9-17 4-16 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-0 Time of Posession 26:25 33:35 Attendance 76,300 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 13- 96 Dan Kendra 4- 20 Khalid Abdullah 3- 10 Rock Preston 1- 5 Dee Feaster 3- 3 Thad Busby 5- 0 Peter Warrick 1- -10 Receiving E.G. Green 5- 156 Peter Warrick 2- 59 Andre Cooper 5- 41 Warrick Dunn 3- 37 Khalid Abdullah 1- 29 Pooh Bear Williams 1- 7 Ron Dugans 1- 5 Rock Preston 1- -5 Passing Thad Busby 29-16-0-304 Dan Kendra 8- 3-1- 25 Punt Return Dee Feaster 4- 90 Kickoff Return Germaine Stringer 1- 31 Peter Warrick 1- 29 Punting Sean Liss 6- 258 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Henri Crockett 4 3 7 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Reinard Wilson 3 4 7 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush . 7 7 . . . . . . . . . Vernon Crawford 1 5 6 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 2 4 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Peter Boulware 2 3 5 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . 1 . . Mario Edwards 1 3 4 1.0- 2.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Shevin Smith 3 1 4 2.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Julian Pittman . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie 2 1 3 . . 1- 4 1 . . . . . Greg Spires . 3 3 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Connell Spain 1 2 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Lamont Green . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Theon Rackley . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Robert Hammond 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Jerry Johnson . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Germaine Stringer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Deon Humphrey . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Sean Key . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Harold Battles . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Polley . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Sean Mitchell . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Hank Grant 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . 1 . . Chris Walker . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 34, MIAMI 16

10/12/1996, CORAL GABLES, FL

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MIAMI, FL - Florida State ended a 12 year drought against Miami in the Orange Bowl as Warrick Dunn rushed for 163 yards and a touchdown to lead the Seminoles to a 34-16 win over the Hurricanes.

An Orange Bowl crowd of 75,913 witnessed the Seminole defense put together another big play afternoon as the Tribe forced three turnovers and sacked Miami quarterback Ryan Clement eight times. Seminole defensive end Reinard Wilson had four sacks to become FSU's all-time leader with 29.

Three big plays in the opening quarter gave Florida State a 17-0 lead and the Seminoles squashed a Miami rally with the opening drive of the second half to defeat the Hurricanes in Miami for the first time since 1984.

After holding the Hurricanes to a three and out series on the game's opening possession, the Florida State defense set up the contest's first points the next time Miami had the ball. FSU cornerback Troy Saunders picked off a Clement pass and returned it 25 yards to the Miami 25 yard line. Seven plays later, Scott Bentley connected on a career long 48 yard field goal to give Florida State a 3-0 lead.

The Seminole defense struck again on Miami's next possession. Linebacker Vernon Crawford's jarring tackle caused Danyell Ferguson to fumble and safety Shevin Smith scooped it up and raced 54 yards for a touchdown to give FSU a 10-0 advantage.

The Tribe extended their lead to 17-0 on their next possession. Dunn darted up the middle on a draw, faked out both Hurricane safeties and outraced the rest of Miami's defenders to the endzone on a career long 80 yard touchdown run.

Miami got on the board early in the second period when Clement hit Yatil Green with a 31 yard scoring pass. Andy Crosland's point after was wide, making the score 17-6.

Florida State answered on the ensuing possession with a 13 play, 66 yard drive that culminated in Bentley's 32 yard field goal, which gave the Seminoles a 20-6 lead.

Miami answered with a long scoring drive of its own. Clement found Green for another TD pass, this time from five yards out, to cap an 11 play, 62 yard march. The 'Canes had cut the Seminoles' lead to just seven points with 2:29 left in the first half.

The Hurricanes raised the hopes of their fans on FSU's next possession when defensive end Kenny Holmes pounced on a rare fumble by Dunn to set up the UM offense at the FSU nine yard line. The Florida State defense made a stand and held Miami to a 26 yard field goal, cutting the Tribe's lead to 20-16 and giving the Hurricanes the momentum at halftime.

But Miami's momentum was short lived as the Seminoles put together a drive that would prove one of the most important of the entire season. The Seminoles took the second half kickoff and marched 75 yards in 10 plays with Rock Preston scoring from four yards out to give the Tribe a 27-16 lead and allowed FSU to regain control of the game.

Thad Busby capped the scoring with a quarterback sneak from a yard out with 1:23 to play in the game to provide the final margin of 34-16.

Florida State's defense dominated the second half, limiting the Hurricanes to just 92 yards.

Busby became the first Seminole first year starting quarterback to beat the Hurricanes since Peter Tom Willis led the Tribe to a 24-10 win over Miami in Tallahassee in 1989.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
17
3
7
7
34
MIAMI
0
16
0
0
16

1st   3- 0  Scott Bentley, 48, field goal, 10:18
     10- 0  Shevin Smith, 54, fumble recovery/return (Scott Bentley, kick), 7:37 
     17- 0  Warrick Dunn, 80, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 4:12 
2nd  17- 6  Opp, 31, pass (kick failed), 14:16
     20- 6  Scott Bentley, 32, field goal, 9:09 
     20-13  Opp, 5, pass (kick), 2:29 
     20-16  Opp, 26, field goal, 1:29 
3rd  27-16  Rock Preston, 4, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 10:20
4th  27-16  Scott Bentley, 42, field goal failed, 12:55
     34-16  Thad Busby, 1, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 1:23 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 17 Rushes-yards 38-222 41- 42 Passing 125 267 Att-Comp-Int 18-8-0 31-20-1 Total Yards 56-347 72-309 Punt Returns 0-0 3-44 Kickoff Returns 3-39 0-0 Interception Ret. 1-25 1-0 Fumble Returns 2-54 1-0 Punts 2-59.0 3-41.7 Sacks By-Yds 6-39 2-20 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2 Penalties-Yds 7-49 5-31 3rd Down Conversions 4-10 9-16 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-2 Time of Posession 24:08 34:29 Attendance 75,913 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 22- 163 Rock Preston 9- 61 Thad Busby 7- -2 Receiving E.G. Green 2- 44 Andre Cooper 2- 31 Melvin Pearsall 1- 19 Rock Preston 1- 15 Khalid Abdullah 1- 11 Peter Warrick 1- 5 Passing Thad Busby 17- 8-0-125 Warrick Dunn 1- 0-0- 0 Kickoff Return Peter Warrick 2- 32 Rock Preston 1- 7 Punting Sean Liss 2- 118 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vernon Crawford 3 4 7 . . . . . . 1 . . Shevin Smith 4 2 6 . . . . . 1- 54 . . . Demetro Stephens 2 4 6 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 3 3 6 3.0- 22.0 3.0- 22.0 . . . . . . . Sean Key 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie 4 1 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Daryl Bush 4 1 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Connell Spain 2 2 4 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Lamont Green . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Peter Boulware 2 1 3 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . 1- 0 . . . Troy Saunders . 2 2 . . 1- 25 1 . . . . . Robert Hammond 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Harold Battles 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Greg Spires 1 1 2 2.0- 9.0 1.5- 9.0 . . . . . . . Larry Smith 1 1 2 2.0- 9.0 0.5- 6.0 . . . . . . . Shawn McCorkel . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Hank Grant 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 31, VIRGINIA 24

10/26/1996, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1997 FSU Media Guide, Page 123

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State's Thad Busby threw for 316 yards and Warrick Dunn rushed for 131 in leading the second ranked (CNN/USA Today) Seminoles to a 31-24 Homecoming win over Virginia in Doak Campbell Stadium. The second largest crowd in FSU history (80,237) turned out to watch the Seminoles avenge their only loss ever in the ACC, which the Cavaliers handed them last year in Charlottesville.

Virginia proved its No. 13 ranking was deserved as the Cavs went into the locker room with a 17-14 lead at the half. Florida State took control of the game with three unanswered scores in the second half and then held off a late UVA charge.

Dunn broke open a scoreless game late in the first quarter when he burst through the left side of the Virginia line and raced 65 yards for a touchdown with 1:44 left in the initial quarter.

Virginia's Tiki Barber avenged the score on the Cavs next possession racing 48 yards around the left side for a touchdown that knotted the score at seven each with 15 seconds left in the first quarter.

On FSU's next possession, Busby scrambled out of the pocket and nailed Wayne Messam with a 48 yard touchdown pass with 14:49 left in the half.

A 60 yard Virginia punt left FSU backed up at the 14 yard line on its next possession and Busby fumbled the ball away at his six when sacked by UVA defenders. The Cavaliers made it 14-14 when quarterback Aaron Brooks dove in from a yard out with 12:37 left in the half.

UVA took the halftime lead when Rafael Garcia drilled a 38 yard field goal with 24 seconds left that capped an 11 play, 58 yard drive for the visitors.

The Seminoles took the lead for good when Samari Rolle set up a touchdown drive with an interception of UVA quarterback Tim Sherman at their 42. Busby completed all three of his passes on the four play, 42 yard drive that culminated with a 21 yard scoring strike to E.G. Green with 10:37 left in the third quarter.

After Pooh Bear Williams' fumble at the goal line negated a scoring opportunity on the Tribe's next possession, the Seminoles mounted an impressive 18 play, 88 yard drive that consumed 8:15 of the game clock. Scott Bentley extended FSU's lead to 24-17 with a 25 yard field goal with 11:35 left in the game.

Florida State's defense snuffed a fake punt attempt at midfield on UVA's next possession and backup running back Rock Preston made the Cavaliers pay with a 42 yard touchdown run with 5:54 left in the game that put the Seminoles up 31-17.

Virginia would not quit, however, and the Cavs scored on a 23 yard touchdown pass from Sherman to Germane Crowell with 2:43 left. Green covered Virginia's onside kick attempt on the ensuing kickoff, but the Tribe was forced to punt with 1:37 left on the clock. James Colzie doused UVA's comeback hopes when he intercepted a fourth down pass to preserve the 31-24 win.

Busby completed 25 of 36 passes for 316 yards, two touchdowns and suffered one interception. Dunn gained his 131 yards on 26 carries and Andre Cooper recorded his first 100 yard receiving game of the season with seven receptions for 102 yards.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA
7
10
0
7
24
FLORIDA STATE
7
7
7
10
31

1st   7- 0  Warrick Dunn, 65, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:34 
      7- 7  Opp, 48, run (kick), 2:19 
2nd  14- 7  Wayne Messam, 48, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 14:49
     14-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 12:37
     14-14  Opp, 45, field goal failed, 8:43 
     14-17  Opp, 38, field goal, 0:24 
3rd  21-17  E.G. Green, 21, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 10:37
4th  24-17  Scott Bentley, 25, field goal, 11:35
     31-17  Rock Preston, 42, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 5:54 
     31-24  Opp, 23, pass (kick), 2:43 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 13 Rushes-yards 52-217 35-154 Passing 316 172 Att-Comp-Int 36-25-1 32-10-2 Total Yards 88-533 67-326 Punt Returns 4-9 2-7 Kickoff Returns 2-36 2-30 Interception Ret. 2-7 1-4 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 7-37.4 8-45.0 Sacks By-Yds 4-20 3-31 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-0 Penalties-Yds 6-82 2-27 3rd Down Conversions 13-23 3-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 35:36 24:24 Attendance 80,237 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 26- 131 Rock Preston 4- 43 Khalid Abdullah 6- 30 Pooh Bear Williams 2- 25 Thad Busby 14- -12 Receiving Andre Cooper 7- 102 Wayne Messam 5- 90 E.G. Green 6- 78 Ron Dugans 1- 13 Melvin Pearsall 2- 12 Warrick Dunn 2- 12 Pooh Bear Williams 1- 7 Khalid Abdullah 1- 2 Passing Thad Busby 36-25-1-316 Punt Return Dee Feaster 4- 9 Kickoff Return Laveranues Coles 1- 28 Peter Warrick 1- 8 Punting Sean Liss 7- 262 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Henri Crockett 2 6 8 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . James Colzie 4 3 7 . . 1- 6 . . . . . . Shevin Smith 2 5 7 . . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush . 5 5 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Connell Spain 2 2 4 . . . . . . 1 . . Reinard Wilson 1 2 3 . . . . . . 1 . . Peter Boulware 3 . 3 3.0- 14.0 3.0- 14.0 . . . . . . . Greg Spires 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson 1 2 3 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . 1 . . . . . Mario Edwards 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Julian Pittman . 2 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Vernon Crawford . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . E.G. Green 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Robert Hammond 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens . 1 1 . . . . . . 1 . . Lamont Green . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle . . . . . 1- 1 3 . . . . . Sean Key . . . . . . 1 . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 49, GEORGIA TECH 3

11/02/1996, ATLANTA, GA

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From the 1997 FSU Media Guide, Page 124

ATLANTA, GA - Florida State used big plays by its offense, defense and special teams to fuel a 28 point second quarter and an eventual 49-3 win over Georgia Tech in front of an ESPN national television audience.

Florida State's offense opened the game as cold as the Atlanta night, which dipped to sub 40 degrees by the end of the game. Thad Busby threw three interceptions on the night, all to Brian Wilkins, including his first attempt of the game which Tech picked off at the FSU 34 yard line. The Seminole defense held Georgia Tech out of the endzone, but the Yellow Jackets nailed a 35 yard field goal to take the lead.

A fired up Tech home crowd was silenced for good with 13:28 left in the second quarter when FSU linebacker Lamont Green, starting the first game of his career, stepped in front of a screen pass and raced 56 yards for a touchdown to give the Seminoles a 7-3 lead that they would never relinquish.

On FSU's next possession, Warrick Dunn exploded for a 51 yard run that set up a six yard Rock Preston touchdown scamper to put the Tribe up 14-3 with 8:43 left in the first half.

Seminole special teams put the game away effectively in the first half when Peter Boulware blocked a Georgia Tech punt from the 13 and Shevin Smith pounced on the ball in the endzone to give the Tribe a 21-3 lead.

Andre Cooper kept the Yellow Jackets' heads spinning when he battled for a 38 yard Busby bomb in the endzone to push the advantage to 28-3 at halftime. FSU scored 21 points in under seven minutes of the second quarter.

Dunn added another brilliant run in the third quarter, a 45 yard touchdown jaunt, that capped a marvelous night for the senior. He would finish the game with 121 yards on just 13 carries.

Thad Busby, nursing a sore left wrist (diagnosed as a fracture following the game), completed 11 of 22 passes for 148 yards and one touchdown before taking a seat at the end of the third quarter. Redshirt freshman Dan Kendra replaced Busby and led the Tribe to two scoring drives in the final quarter. He hit Peter Warrick on a 19 yard TD pass with 11:07 left and dove in from the two to cap an eight play, 86 yard drive with 5:10 left in the game.

The Seminole defense limited Georgia Tech to just 114 yards passing and 269 yards of total offense. They also held Tech without a touchdown, making them the third opponent that failed to scored a touchdown on FSU this year. Daryl Bush had a career high 17 tackles to stuff the Tech running game from his middle linebacker position.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
28
7
14
49
GEORGIA TECH
3
0
0
0
3

1st   0- 3  Opp, 35, field goal, 12:36
      0- 3  Opp, 48, field goal failed, 8:58 
      0- 3  Opp, 52, field goal failed, 0:11 
2nd   7- 3  Lamont Green, 56, interception return (Scott Bentley, kick), 13:28
     14- 3  Rock Preston, 6, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 8:23 
     21- 3  Shevin Smith, 0, punt return/blocked punt (Scott Bentley, kick), 3:43 
     28- 3  Andre Cooper, 38, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 1:39 
3rd  28- 3  Opp, 50, field goal failed, 3:20 
     35- 3  Warrick Dunn, 45, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 1:38 
4th  42- 3  Peter Warrick, 19, pass from Dan Kendra (Scott Bentley, kick), 11:07
     49- 3  Dan Kendra, 2, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 5:10 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 14 Rushes-yards 34-265 52-155 Passing 178 114 Att-Comp-Int 27-13-3 27-11-1 Total Yards 61-443 79-269 Punt Returns 3-9 1-7 Kickoff Returns 1-20 5-104 Interception Ret. 1-56 3-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 6-44.7 10-31.9 Sacks By-Yds 3-18 2-14 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 4-0 Penalties-Yds 9-104 8-71 3rd Down Conversions 3-11 5-20 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-1 Time of Posession 23:53 36:07 Attendance 46,311 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 13- 121 Dee Feaster 4- 43 Peter Warrick 1- 36 Lamarr Glenn 4- 36 Rock Preston 2- 12 Dan Kendra 6- 10 Pooh Bear Williams 2- 10 Team 1- -1 Thad Busby 1- -2 Receiving Andre Cooper 5- 65 Peter Warrick 2- 33 Warrick Dunn 2- 33 E.G. Green 1- 16 Wayne Messam 1- 12 Laveranues Coles 1- 11 Pooh Bear Williams 1- 8 Passing Thad Busby 22-11-3-148 Dan Kendra 5- 2-0- 30 Punt Return Peter Warrick 1- 13 Shevin Smith 0- 0 Dee Feaster 2- -4 Kickoff Return Laveranues Coles 1- 20 Punting Sean Liss 6- 268 |---------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 10 2 12 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Vernon Crawford 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 3 2 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Sammie Smith 4 . 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Dexter Jackson 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Hank Grant 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Theon Rackley 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Reinard Wilson 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Sean Key 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jerry Johnson 1 1 2 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Sean Mitchell 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Peter Boulware 1 1 2 1.0- 4.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . 1 . Harold Battles 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Rhodes . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Julian Pittman . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Connell Spain . 2 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Lamont Green . 1 1 . . 1- 56 . . . . . . David Tulloch 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Walker 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Troy Saunders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Travis Chambers . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle . . . . . . 1 . . . . . James Colzie . . . . . . 1 . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 44, WAKE FOREST 7

11/09/1996, Orlando, Fl

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From the 1997 FSU Media Guide, Page 125

ORLANDO, FL - Third-ranked Florida State started redshirt freshman Dan Kendra at quarterback and he responded by throwing for 281 yards and three touchdowns in leading FSU to a 44-7 "road" win over Wake Forest at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The win gave the Seminoles a share of their fifth straight ACC title.

Kendra, who started in place of an injured Thad Busby, completed 20-of-39 passes and led Florida State to touchdowns on four of its first five possessions. The Seminole defense continued to smother opposing offenses allowing Wake Forest just 186 yards of total offense, which included just 60 on the ground.

The Demon Deacons, who were technically the home team after moving their game to Orlando, could do nothing in three snaps after receiving the kickoff. The Tribe drove 61 yards on 11 plays in their opening possession with Warrick Dunn's 14-yard touchdown scamper putting the Seminoles in the lead 7-0.

FSU's defense set up the 'Noles next score when standout defensive ends Reinard Wilson and Peter Boulware combined to give the offense the ball deep in Deacon territory. Wilson's sack of Brian Kuklick forced a fumble and Boulware pounced on it at the 13-yard line. Dunn raced in for his second score on the very next play to push the lead to 14-0.

Wake Forest came back with a quick strike of its own when Morgan Kane broke free for an 80-yard touchdown run on the first play of the Deacon's next possession that cut the lead in half at 14-7 with 1:55 left in the first quarter.

Florida State took a 28-7 lead into halftime after scoring on its next two possessions following Wake's shocking touchdown. Kendra hit Peter Warrick, who also started his first game after Andre Cooper suffered a knee injury in pregame warmups, with a 42-yard scoring strike with 14:15 left in the half. He tossed a four-yard scoring strike to tight end Melvin Pearsall with 9:50 left.

Kendra threw his third touchdown pass of the game midway through the third quarter when he hit E.G. Green from 20 yards out. Scott Bentley nailed field goals from 22, 32 and 38 yards over the last 17 minutes of the game to give the Seminoles a 44-7 win.

Florida State played without five starters who all missed the game with injuries. Defensive tackles Andre Wadsworth and Connell Spain, center Kevin Long, Busby and Cooper missed the contest. The injuries provided starting honors to Julian Pittman and Jerry Johnson along the defensive line, Eric Thomas at center, and Kendra and Warrick in the offensive backfield.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
7
0
0
0
7
FLORIDA STATE
14
14
10
6
44

1st   7- 0  Warrick Dunn, 14, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 9:44 
     14- 0  Warrick Dunn, 13, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:07 
     14- 7  Opp, 80, run (kick), 1:55 
2nd  21- 7  Peter Warrick, 42, pass from Dan Kendra (Scott Bentley, kick), 14:15
     28- 7  Melvin Pearsall, 4, pass from Dan Kendra (Scott Bentley, kick), 9:50 
3rd  35- 7  E.G. Green, 20, pass from Dan Kendra (Scott Bentley, kick), 6:42 
     38- 7  Scott Bentley, 22, field goal, 2:17 
4th  41- 7  Scott Bentley, 32, field goal, 6:22 
     44- 7  Scott Bentley, 38, field goal, 4:32 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 10 Rushes-yards 39-120 35- 60 Passing 281 126 Att-Comp-Int 39-20-0 32-16-0 Total Yards 78-401 67-186 Punt Returns 4-19 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-42 4-75 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 6-38.3 10-30.5 Sacks By-Yds 5-35 3-31 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 4-2 Penalties-Yds 10-105 5-47 3rd Down Conversions 7-16 5-19 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-2 Time of Posession 30:47 29:13 Attendance 34,974 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 15- 57 Rock Preston 7- 27 Pooh Bear Williams 3- 10 Dan Kendra 8- 9 Peter Warrick 0- 9 Khalid Abdullah 1- 8 Dee Feaster 4- 1 Receiving E.G. Green 6- 126 Peter Warrick 3- 72 Warrick Dunn 2- 34 Laveranues Coles 3- 32 Lamarr Glenn 3- 18 Melvin Pearsall 1- 4 Rock Preston 1- 0 Dee Feaster 1- -5 Passing Dan Kendra 39-20-0-281 Punt Return Peter Warrick 2- 15 Dee Feaster 1- 3 Dexter Jackson 1- 1 Kickoff Return Laveranues Coles 2- 42 Punting Sean Liss 6- 230 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vernon Crawford 4 . 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens 4 . 4 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Theon Rackley 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Lamont Green 3 . 3 2.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 3 . 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 3 . 3 2.0- 3.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . 1 . . Peter Boulware 3 . 3 2.0- 20.0 2.0- 20.0 . . . 1- 0 . . . Troy Saunders 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Dexter Jackson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Shevin Smith 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Rhodes 2 . 2 . . . . . . . 1 . Jerry Johnson 2 . 2 2.0- 11.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Julian Pittman 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Larry Smith 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Mario Edwards 1 . 1 . . . 2 . . . . . Sean Key 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie 1 . 1 . . . 2 . . . . . Byron Capers 1 . 1 1.0- 4.0 . . 1 . . . . . Harold Battles 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Billy Rhodes 1 . 1 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . 1- 0 . . . Greg Spires 1 . 1 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Robert Hammond 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 54, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 14

11/16/1996, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1997 FSU Media Guide, Page 126

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Warrick Dunn was brilliant in accounting for 204 yards of total offense and three touchdowns to lead third ranked Florida State to a 54-14 win over No. 25 Southern Mississippi in front of 77,280 chilly fans in Doak Campbell Stadium.

Dunn's three scores moved him ahead of Greg Allen to become Florida State's all time touchdown leader with 47 over his career. Dunn rushed for 67 yards on 11 carries and caught five Thad Busby passes for 137 yards in the Tribe's ninth win of the year.

FSU's offense rolled over a highly regarded Golden Eagle defense for a season high 548 yards and the most points it had scored all season. Busby, returning to the lineup after missing the Wake Forest game with a fractured left wrist, completed 17 of 31 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns.

The defense put in another familiar performance stifling Southern Mississippi and holding the visitors to -13 yards rushing and just 95 yards of total offense. USM's only offensive production came in the first half and was set up by three miscues by FSU's offense.

On the first play of the game, Busby's pass attempt to E.G. Green sailed high and was picked off by Southern Miss' Jamaal Alexander who returned it 52 yards to the FSU 8 yard line. USM took a 7-O lead three plays later when Lee Roberts, who had been Busby's backup at Pace High, hit Harold Shaw with a TD pass with 13:20 left in the first quarter.

Florida State came right back on its next possession to tie the game. Dunn capped an 11 play, 70 yard march with a four yard TD scamper to knot the game at 7-7.

True freshman Laveranues Coles gave FSU a 14-7 lead at the close of the first quarter with the first TD of his career. Coles made a dramatic grab of Busby's eight yard scoring toss that capped a 53 yard, eight play drive.

But the Seminoles had trouble shaking Southern Miss and the Eagles tied the game at 14 on their next drive. A 55 yard kickoff return set up the short USM drive at the FSU 41. Roberts completed five straight passes, the last to Sherrod Gideon for a 13 yard touchdown.

FSU came right back again with Busby completing all four of his passes on an eight play, 57 yard touchdown drive that culminated in Rock Preston's two yard run with 5:04 left in the half.

Two straight FSU turnovers killed Seminole scoring opportunities, but the Tribe defense managed to get points out of the second. Busby's potential touchdown pass was intercepted at the one yard line. USM took the ensuing snap with its entire offense in the endzone and noseguard Jerry Johnson broke through on the first play and nailed the running back in the endzone for a safety. The score gave FSU a 23-14 lead at halftime.

The second half was all Florida State as the Seminoles scored four touchdowns and held Southern Mississippi's offense in check.

Dee Feaster set up FSU's first second half score with a punt return to the USM 15 yard line. Dunn took the next snap 15 yards into the endzone to tie Allen's all time scoring mark. Dunn broke the record late in the third quarter when he took a Bubsy screen pass 77 yards for a spectacular touchdown. Scott Bentley sandwiched a 32 yard field goal in between Dunn's third quarter scores to give the Tribe a 40-14 lead entering the fourth quarter.

Dan Kendra took over for Busby at quarterback in the final quarter and led FSU to a pair of touchdowns. He hit Ron Dugans for a 16 yard touchdown then found Coles from eight yards out to provide the final margin.

The victory improved FSU's mark to 9-0, its third such start in the last five years. The win was also the Tribe's 10th straight dating back to last season Orange Bowl win over Notre Dame and tied FSU with Arizona State, Ohio State and Florida for the nation's longest winning streak.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
7
7
0
0
14
FLORIDA STATE
14
9
17
14
54

1st   0- 7  Opp, 5, pass (kick), 13:20
      7- 7  Warrick Dunn, 4, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 9:08 
     14- 7  Laveranues Coles, 8, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 1:17 
2nd  14-14  Opp, 13, pass (kick), 12:47
     21-14  Rock Preston, 2, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 5:04 
     23-14  Jerry Johnson, safety, 2:48 
3rd  30-14  Warrick Dunn, 15, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 12:59
     33-14  Scott Bentley, 32, field goal, 4:42 
     40-14  Warrick Dunn, 77, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 0:49 
4th  47-14  Ron Dugans, 16, pass from Dan Kendra (Scott Bentley, kick), 10:33
     54-14  Laveranues Coles, 8, pass from Dan Kendra (Scott Bentley, kick), 8:20 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 26 7 Rushes-yards 45-169 29--13 Passing 379 108 Att-Comp-Int 35-21-2 29-12-1 Total Yards 80-548 58-95 Punt Returns 7-61 2-27 Kickoff Returns 4-96 8-156 Interception Ret. 1-0 2-52 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 4-38.8 10-37.6 Sacks By-Yds 6-46 2-15 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 7-50 4-37 3rd Down Conversions 4-10 2-14 4th Down Conversions 1-2 0-2 Time of Posession 31:41 28:19 Attendance 77,280 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 11- 67 Rock Preston 6- 46 Pooh Bear Williams 9- 28 Dan Kendra 2- 17 Lamarr Glenn 2- 10 Khalid Abdullah 2- 5 Dee Feaster 6- 5 Thad Busby 6- 0 Peter Warrick 1- -9 Receiving Warrick Dunn 5- 137 Peter Warrick 4- 87 Wayne Messam 4- 54 Khalid Abdullah 1- 39 Ron Dugans 2- 26 Laveranues Coles 2- 16 E.G. Green 2- 16 Melvin Pearsall 1- 4 Passing Thad Busby 31-17-2-302 Dan Kendra 4- 4-0- 77 Punt Return Peter Warrick 2- 34 Dee Feaster 5- 27 Kickoff Return Germaine Stringer 2- 55 Dee Feaster 1- 24 Peter Warrick 1- 17 Punting Sean Liss 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Peter Boulware 5 2 7 3.0- 23.0 3.0- 23.0 . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson . 6 6 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Sean Key 1 5 6 . . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush . 5 5 . . . . . . . . . Harold Battles 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Vernon Crawford 1 3 4 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 1 3 4 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . 2 . . . . . Billy Rhodes . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Jerry Johnson 3 . 3 2.0- 8.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . 1 Shevin Smith 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Larry Smith 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Demetro Stephens 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Theon Rackley . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Lamont Green . 2 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Deon Humphrey . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie . 1 1 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Julian Pittman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Wayne Messam 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Scott Bentley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mario Edwards 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . E.G. Green 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Troy Saunders . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Hank Grant . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Melvin Pearsall 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Sean Mitchell . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 48, MARYLAND 10

11/23/1996, Miami, Fl, ACC Champ

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MIAMI, FL - Warrick Dunn became Florida State's all time leading rusher as the Seminoles downed Maryland 48-10 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Fl. Dunn surpassed Greg Allen's 1981-84 mark of 3,769 and finished the game with 109 yards on 16 carries.

Maryland got on the scoreboard first as they took the opening drive 65 yards for a touchdown. The Terrapins did all their damage through the air with only three rushing yards in the drive. Brian Cummings hit Troy Davidson on a 31 yard touchdown strike to put Maryland up 7-0 with 12:28 left in the first quarter.

After Maryland's initial score, it was all FSU. Florida State tied the score with a seven play, 80 yard drive of its own. A 22 yard run by Dunn put the ball at the Terrapin 27 and on the next play, Thad Busby hooked up with E.G. Green for the touchdown.

The Seminoles went on top for good with a lightning quick drive of only 1:18. Peter Warrick made a spectacular grab of a Busby pass in the endzone, coming away with the 44 yard touchdown grab after tipping the ball away from a Maryland defensive back, and the Tribe led 14-7.

After Maryland's Joe O'Donnell kicked a 41 yard field goal, FSU got a Warrick Dunn touchdown and a Scott Bentley field goal to finish the first half scoring. Dunn's 13 yard scoring scamper with 6:40 left in the second quarter capped an 11 play, 75 yard drive. Dan Kendra entered the game late in the second quarter as Busby left with an injured left knee and led the FSU offense into Terrapin territory. Bentley nailed a career long 49 yard field goal as the final seconds ticked off the first half clock.

The Tribe pushed their lead to 27-10 with 12:32 left in the third quarter as Bentley added his second field goal of the game, this one from 24 yards out.

Peter Boulware recovered a Brian Cummings fumble at the Maryland eight yard line to set up another Florida State touchdown. After Dunn lost a yard on the first play, he scored from nine yards out to give the 'Noles a comfortable 34-10 margin with just over 10:17 remaining in the third.

Dunn's record setting run came midway in the third quarter. On second down and three from the Maryland 27, Dunn picked up seven yards and the first down. The rush gave Dunn 109 yards on the day and a career total of 3,774. After two plays and an illegal block penalty, Kendra rolled out and found Wayne Messam for a 30 yard touchdown completion.

The Seminole defense held Maryland in check and both teams exchanged possessions before FSU's last touchdown.

The final scoring drive was all Rock Preston. The junior tailback accounted for 78 of the 85 yards in the drive including a 26 yard TD carry. Preston's run proved to be the final points as Florida State won its final ACC game of the season, 48-10, over Maryland.

The Seminole defense, led by defensive end Reinard Wilson, held the Maryland offense to negative rushing yards and only 186 yards of total offense. It was the second consecutive game in which a Florida State opponent failed to gain positive yardage on the ground. Wilson was constantly in the Terrapin backfield as he recorded 11 total tackles and three sacks on the day.

The victory gave Coach Bowden his 10th straight 10 win season and, with the loss of No. 2 Ohio State earlier in the day, set up a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown to close the season between Florida State and Florida in Tallahassee.

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

1st   0- 7  Opp, 31, pass (kick), 12:28
      7- 7  E.G. Green, 27, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 9:24 
     14- 7  Peter Warrick, 44, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:04 
2nd  14-10  Opp, 41, field goal, 11:35
     21-10  Warrick Dunn, 13, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 6:40 
     24-10  Scott Bentley, 49, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  27-10  Scott Bentley, 24, field goal, 12:32
     34-10  Warrick Dunn, 9, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 10:17
     41-10  Wayne Messam, 30, pass from Dan Kendra (Scott Bentley, kick), 5:33 
4th  48-10  Rock Preston, 26, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:17 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 30 13 Rushes-yards 41-199 39- -8 Passing 297 194 Att-Comp-Int 31-19-2 28-13-0 Total Yards 72-496 67-186 Punt Returns 4-15 2-38 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 3-30.3 8-35.9 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 7-72 10-83 3rd Down Conversions 4-11 6-18 Time of Posession 31:23 28:37 Attendance 31,989 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 16- 109 Rock Preston 10- 86 Laveranues Coles 2- 24 Khalid Abdullah 2- 7 Thad Busby 1- 1 Pooh Bear Williams 1- 1 Lamarr Glenn 1- -1 Peter Warrick 2- -6 Dan Kendra 6- -22 Receiving E.G. Green 3- 88 Peter Warrick 3- 76 Wayne Messam 4- 57 Laveranues Coles 4- 45 Warrick Dunn 2- 17 Ron Dugans 2- 14 Khalid Abdullah 1- 0 Passing Thad Busby 16-10-1-156 Dan Kendra 15- 9-1-141 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reinard Wilson 5 6 11 3.0- 3.0- . 1 2 . . . . Daryl Bush 4 4 8 1.0- . . . . . . . . Peter Boulware 3 4 7 1.0- 1.0- . . 1 1- 0 . . . Lamont Green 5 2 7 3.0- 2.0- . . . . . . . Julian Pittman 3 2 5 2.0- . . . . . . . . Jerry Johnson 2 3 5 3.0- 1.0- . . . . . . . Vernon Crawford 2 3 5 2.0- 1.0- . 1 1 . . . . James Colzie 5 . 5 1.0- . . 1 . . . . . Samari Rolle 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Deon Humphrey 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Shevin Smith 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Greg Spires 1 1 2 1.0- . . . 1 . . . . Larry Smith 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Billy Rhodes 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0- . . . . . . . Theon Rackley 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Rhodes 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Harold Battles 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Sean Key 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Mario Edwards 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Troy Saunders 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Sean Hamlet . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 24, FLORIDA 21

11/30/1996, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1997 FSU Media Guide, Page 128

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For only the fourth time in college football history two undefeated teams met in the regular season finale and Florida State tailback Warrick Dunn saved his best for last in leading the second ranked Seminoles to a 24-21 win over top ranked Florida.

With the wind gusting at over 20 mph, FSU used a career high 185 yards rushing by Dunn and a brilliant defense, which registered six quarterback sacks, to run its record to a perfect 11-0 and cash in a ticket to the Sugar Bowl and the national championship game.

Safety Shevin Smith turned in FSU's first big play of the game when he intercepted Danny Wuerffel's pass in the Seminole endzone to kill Florida's first drive of the game. Dunn carried the ball on seven of the Tribe's next 13 plays and FSU drove 72 yards to take the lead on a 26 yard Scott Bentley field goal with 6:25 left in the first quarter.

Florida State's special teams, which had been exceptional all season, set up FSU's first touchdown on UF's next possession. The 'Nole defense smothered three offensive snaps after Bentley's field goal and defensive end Peter Boulware blocked the Gators' punt to set up the offense at Florida's three yard line. Fullback Pooh Bear Williams rambled over for the first of his two touchdowns on the day to give FSU a 10-0 lead.

Another defensive stand and a big pass from Thad Busby to freshman Peter Warrick set up another FSU touchdown just 32 seconds later. After forcing a three and out from the UF offense, Warrick set the Seminoles up at the Florida 39 yard line with a 19 yard punt return. Busby then hit him with a 38 yard bomb which set up a one yard TD pass to Melvin Pearsall on the next play giving FSU a 17-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter gave Florida the wind at its backs and the Gators capitalized, scoring 14 points and missing a potential game tying 53 yard field goal on the last play of the half. Florida took just 20 seconds to cover 62 yards for its first score when Wuerffel hit Jacquez Green from one yard out. Florida's next possession covered 71 yards on six plays and Wuerffel brought his team to within three points at 17-14 when he hit Green with a nine yard scoring pass.

Florida's field goal attempt on the last play of the half sailed wide right and the underdog Seminoles held a slim 17-14 advantage at the half.

FSU could do nothing with the strong wind at its back in the third quarter, but the good news for the Seminoles was that their top ranked defense continued to smother the vaunted Florida offense and neither team could do much with their five possessions.

The record crowd of 80,932 braced for the fourth quarter of the No. 1 vs. No. 2 match up and it would prove to be a nail biter.

After Florida missed a second game tying field goal from 41 yards out with 12:03 to play, the Seminoles began an 11 play, 75 yard drive into the wind that would prove to be the game winner. FSU took over on the Gators' 25 and faced a third and six with momentum on the Gators side. Busby, who completed 12 of 32 passes for 124 yards and one touchdown in the game, hit his biggest play of the day when he found Warrick across the middle for a 29 yard gain to keep the drive alive. The Seminoles converted their next third down as well when Dunn raced through the Gators for 18 yards before being knocked out at the one yard line. The last of three straight carries by Williams gave Florida State a 24-14 lead with 7:15 left to play.

Wuerffel, who would finish the day with 362 passing yards (23 of 48) and three touchdowns despite constant pressure from the FSU pass rush, led his team to the 50 on their next drive. But his fourth down pass attempt failed and it set the Seminoles up at midfield. UF allowed just one yard on three snaps and then took over for its last possession at the 20. Florida converted two third downs of its own on an eight play, 80 yard drive that ended when Wuerffel found a leaping Reidel Anthony in the endzone from a yard out to make it 24-21 with 2:28 left.

Florida State never let Florida have the ball back and ran out the clock to preserve its second perfect season in school history.

FSU's defense held Florida to just 81 yards rushing for the game and set the Tribe up for a national championship showdown in the Sugar Bowl.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA
0
14
0
7
21
FLORIDA STATE
17
0
0
7
24

1st   3- 0  Scott Bentley, 29, field goal, 6:43 
     10- 0  Pooh Bear Williams, 3, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 3:07 
     17- 0  Melvin Pearsall, 1, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 0:59 
2nd  17- 7  Opp, 1, pass (kick), 12:22
     17-14  Opp, 9, pass (kick), 9:29 
     17-14  Opp, 53, field goal failed, 0:00 
4th  17-14  Opp, 41, field goal failed, 12:03
     24-14  Pooh Bear Williams, 1, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 7:15 
     24-21  Opp, 2, pass (kick), 1:19 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 15 23 Rushes-yards 35-183 28- 81 Passing 134 362 Att-Comp-Int 33-13-0 48-23-3 Total Yards 68-317 76-443 Punt Returns 2-36 2-25 Kickoff Returns 2-60 3-92 Interception Ret. 3-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 9-47.3 6-29.3 Sacks By-Yds 6-34 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 12-143 7-80 3rd Down Conversions 4-16 5-15 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 29:13 30:47 Attendance 80,932 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 24- 185 Rock Preston 2- 6 Pooh Bear Williams 5- 4 Thad Busby 4- -12 Receiving Peter Warrick 3- 70 E.G. Green 3- 37 Warrick Dunn 4- 24 Andre Cooper 1- 10 Melvin Pearsall 1- 1 Rock Preston 1- -8 Passing Thad Busby 32-12-0-124 Warrick Dunn 1- 1-0- 10 Punt Return Peter Warrick 1- 19 Peter Boulware 1- 17 Kickoff Return Laveranues Coles 1- 34 Dee Feaster 1- 26 Punting Sean Liss 9- 426 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shevin Smith 6 4 10 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Henri Crockett 3 3 6 2.0- 5.0 . 1- 0 . . . . . . Julian Pittman 1 5 6 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson 3 3 6 1.0- 1.0- . . . . . . . Connell Spain 1 4 5 1.5- 6.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Devin Bush 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 2 2 4 2.0- 15.0 2.0- 15.0 . . . . . . . James Colzie 2 2 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Sean Hamlet 1 3 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Greg Spires 4 . 4 2.0- 8.0 1.0- 7.0 . 1 . . . . . Reinard Wilson 1 2 3 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Vernon Crawford . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Sean Key . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle . 1 1 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Peter Boulware . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . 1 . Billy Rhodes . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . E.G. Green 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Troy Saunders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Melvin Pearsall . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Mario Edwards 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA 52, FLORIDA STATE 20

01/02/1997, Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, La

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From the 1997 FSU Media Guide, Page 129

NEW ORLEANS, LA - A month after Florida State defeated Florida 24-21 in the regular season finale in Tallahassee, Danny Wuerffel lead the Gators to a 52-20 victory in what turned out to be a Sugar Bowl rematch for the national title. FSU, which entered the game ranked No. 1 in the nation, ended the season ranked No. 3 in both polls extending its NCAA record to 10 straight years of finishing in the Top Four of the AP poll.

Florida scored first on a 77 yard drive in the first quarter that took less than three minutes and resulted in a 7-0 score with 9:48 left. Wuerffel did most of the damage through the air as the Gators rushed only once on the drive which ended on a nine yard scoring strike from Wuerffel to Ike Hilliard.

Scott Bentley brought the Seminoles to within four with a 43 yard field goal with 7:49 left in the initial quarter. The 'Noles narrowly missed blocking a Florida punt on the next possession, but UF downed the kick on the FSU one yard line leaving the Tribe with terrible field position. A 27 yard punt return set Florida up for a 32 yard field goal that pushed the Gator lead back to seven with 2:44 remaining and gave them a 10-3 lead after the first quarter.

Midway through the second quarter, Florida busted a four play, 73 yard drive that took just 44 seconds and gave them a 17-3 lead with 11:28 left in the first half. The big play of the drive came on the first play when Wuerffel completed a 47 yard pass to Hilliard that set UF up at the Florida State 26. Fred Taylor capped the drive with a two yard touchdown run.

Trailing 17-3, FSU converted a crucial 3rd and 10 from its own 48 when Thad Busby connected with Wayne Messam for a 23 yard gain. On the next play, Busby hit E. G. Green with a 29 yard touchdown strike, pulling the Tribe to within a touchdown at 17-10 with 7:28 left in the first half.

Florida came right back, converting a 3rd and 16 from its own 29 and capping a four play, 65 yard drive with a 31 yard TD pass to Hilliard. The score gave UF a 24-10 lead with 5:18 remaining in the half.

FSU's Warrick Dunn brought the Seminoles back again just before the end of the first half when he raced around end for a 12 yard touchdown run that trimmed the Gators' lead to 24-17 at halftime.

The Seminoles cut the UF lead to 24-20 at 10:24 in the third quarter with Bentley's 45 yard field goal. The score capped a six play, 30 yard drive for FSU.

The FSU defense held again on Florida's next possession, but the ensuing punt sailed over Dee Feaster's head and the Tribe was forced to set up at their own two. In the shadow of their own goal posts, the Seminoles were dealt their harshest blow of the night when tailback Warrick Dunn, suffering from flu symptoms, was forced to leave the game.

Florida reaped the benefits of its punt when good field position set up a short drive that culminated in an eight yard scoring pass from Wuerrfel to Hilliard that put the Gators ahead 31-20 with 5:43 left in the third quarter.

FSU's offense could generate little after Dunn left the game and Florida took advantage of a gambling Seminole defense with a rare 16 yard Wuerffel TD run that gave UF a 38-20 lead at the close of the third quarter.

A 42 yard touchdown run by Terry Jackson and another from the one gave Florida its final margin of 52-20. Jackson finished the game with 118 yards on 12 carries and Wuerffel, the Sugar Bowl MVP, completed 18 of 31 passes for 306 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.

Busby completed just 17 of 41 passes for 271 yards and one touchdown, while Dunn gained 28 yards on nine carries before leaving the game early in the third quarter.

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

1st   0- 7  Opp, 9, pass (kick), 9:48 
      3- 7  Scott Bentley, 43, field goal, 7:49 
      3-10  Opp, 32, field goal, 2:44 
2nd   3-17  Opp, 2, run (kick), 11:28
     10-17  E.G. Green, 29, pass from Thad Busby (Scott Bentley, kick), 7:28 
     10-24  Opp, 31, pass (kick), 5:18 
     17-24  Warrick Dunn, 12, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 0:40 
3rd  20-24  Scott Bentley, 45, field goal, 10:24
     20-31  Opp, 8, pass (kick), 5:43 
     20-38  Opp, 16, run (kick), 0:13 
4th  20-38  Scott Bentley, 55, field goal failed, 11:40
     20-45  Opp, 42, run (kick), 8:52 
     20-52  Opp, 1, run (kick), 2:12 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 26 Rushes-yards 21- 42 43-168 Passing 271 306 Att-Comp-Int 42-17-2 34-18-1 Total Yards 63-313 77-474 Punt Returns 5-74 6-69 Kickoff Returns 8-152 4-93 Interception Ret. 1-24 2-7 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 8-46.4 7-48.1 Sacks By-Yds 5-26 3-25 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yds 14-115 15-102 3rd Down Conversions 5-18 5-16 4th Down Conversions 0-1 1-1 Time of Posession 23:33 36:27 Attendance 78,344 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 9- 28 Peter Warrick 1- 12 Pooh Bear Williams 2- 7 Dee Feaster 2- 1 Thad Busby 7- -6 Receiving E.G. Green 3- 84 Andre Cooper 4- 82 Wayne Messam 5- 48 Melvin Pearsall 1- 25 Warrick Dunn 1- 12 Khalid Abdullah 1- 10 Peter Warrick 1- 7 Pooh Bear Williams 1- 1 Passing Thad Busby 41-17-1-271 Dan Kendra 1- 0-1- 0 Punt Return Dee Feaster 2- 42 Peter Warrick 3- 32 Kickoff Return Laveranues Coles 4- 73 Dee Feaster 2- 45 Peter Warrick 1- 19 Germaine Stringer 1- 15 Punting Sean Liss 8- 371 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Henri Crockett 7 4 11 2.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Vernon Crawford 2 4 6 . . 1- 22 . . . . . . Byron Capers 6 . 6 . . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 5 1 6 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 5 1 6 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Connell Spain 3 2 5 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Peter Boulware 3 2 5 2.0- 6.0 2.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson 2 3 5 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Lamont Green 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Shevin Smith 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Harold Battles 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 3 . 3 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . James Colzie 3 . 3 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Mario Edwards 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Troy Saunders 2 1 3 . . . 2 . . . . . Sean Key 2 . 2 . . 0- 2 . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Melvin Pearsall 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Greg Spires 1 . 1 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Walter Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Germaine Stringer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Theon Rackley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Walker 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sean Liss 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Hank Grant 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Julian Pittman . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .