Florida State Football - 2005 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 2005 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bobby Bowden, Head Coach
Jody Allen, Defensive Ends
Mickey Andrews, Associate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Secondary
Jeff Bowden, Offensive Coordinator, Wide Receivers
James Colzie, Graduate Assistant, Defensive Backs
Daryl Dickey, Quarterbacks
Odell Haggins, Defensive Tackles
Jon Jost, Strength and Conditioning
John Lilly, Tight Ends, Recruiting Coordinator
Mark McHale, Offensive Line
Ben Odom, Graduate Assistant, Offensive Assistant
Billy Sexton, Assistant Head Coach, Running Backs
Kevin Steele, Executive Head Coach, Linebackers

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2005 FSU Football Media Guide

Bobby Bowden's 30th Anniversary

2005 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 2005 FSU Football Media Guide, page 72.

Russell Ball, 5-7, 165, RB, LaMarque, TX - Shifty tailback who has great vision and a reported 40-yard dash time of 4.3...a four-star player by Rivals.com...the No. 45 player in the state of Texas according to Superprep despite missing his entire senior season with a knee injury...also impressed coaching staff with his receiving skills...played in high school with Seminole signees Clarence Ward and Korey Mangum...rushed for nearly 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns in just nine games as a junior...father, Derrick Florence, owns the fastest 100-meter time recorded by a high school athlete (10.18) according to Track and Field News ... chose Florida State over TCU, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State.

Callahan Bright, 6-2, 315, DT, Ardmore, PA - Rivals.com rates the 6-foot-2, 320-pound defensive lineman as the No. 14 overall prospect in the nation. That lofty ranking is the result of an impressive combination of size, strength and athleticism. He boasts a 600-pound squat and 385-pound bench and run the 40-yard dash in the 4.8 range. Last season he racked up 15 sacks, and in 2004 had nearly 10 sacks despite missing a few games...chose Florida State over Texas A&M, Florida, Oklahoma, and Purdue.

Everette Brown, 6-4, 238, DE, Stantonsburg, NC - A four-star player by Rivals.com...rated No. 78 overall player in the country and the No. 3 weakside defensive end in the nation according to Rivals.com...rated the No. 5 player in North Carolina and the state's No. 1 defensive lineman...also rated the No. 5 overall player in North Carolina by Superprep Magazine and the No. 20 defensive lineman nationally...recorded 120 tackles with 16 sacks as a senior...caught 40 passes for 770 yards and 10 touchdowns as a tight end...played in the Shrine Bowl All-Star game...chose Florida State over North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Georgia, and N.C. State.

Philip Browning, 6-5, 290, C, Atlanta, GA Invited walk-on who enrolled at Florida State in the spring of 2005...graduated from Westminster High School in Atlanta in the spring 2004...played center at Hargrave in the fall of 2002 and 2004 (post-graduate)...earned first team all-state as a junior at Hargrave in 2002...helped Hargrave advance to the state playoffs in 2002...boxed in the Junior in the Junior Olympic Championships in Marquette, Michigan in the summer of 2002...was the Georgia Games heavyweight boxing champion in 2002...ranked seventh in the nation as a super heavyweight...born May 29, 1985...plans to double major in real estate and finance with a minor in Spanish.

Greg Carr, 6-6, 203, WR, Reddick - Originally signed with Florida State in 2004 but did not enroll until January of this year...one of three players to enroll early (Emmanuel Dunbar and Anthony Kelly)...rated a four-star player by Rivals.com as a senior at North Marion High School and the No. 21 rated wide receiver in the nation...earned first team all-state honors in Class 3A as a junior and senior...recorded 42 catches for 1,142 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior...a two-sport athlete who also played basketball at North Marion and earned first team 3A all-state honors on the basketball court as well during his senior year...worked out with the FSU basketball team this season along with safety Kenny Ingram...at 6-6, he is believed to be the tallest receiver to play at Florida State.

Emmanuel Dunbar, 6-5, 285, DT, Deerfield Beach - A four-star player by Rivals.com and the No. 12 rated strongside defensive end in the country in 2004...originally signed with Florida State a year ago...the No. 4 rated defensive lineman according to the Tallahassee Democrat Sunshine 75...had 112 tackles and 16 sacks as a senior at Deerfield Beach HS...earned first team 6A all-state honors as a senior after earning all-area as a junior...member of the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Super 11 (top 11 players in Broward Country) as a senior...played for Team Florida in the 2004 CaliFlorida Bowl and was also a participant in the Dade-Broward All-Star game...an outstanding talent who can play defensive end or defensive tackle...has excellent size and mobility...has been timed at 4.7 in the 40....roommates with linebacker Anthony Kelly...joined Kelly and Greg Carr as one of three players to enroll in January...would like to earn his degree in leadership education and criminal justice.

Dan Foster, 6-2, 215, LB, Blakely, GA - A four-star player by Rivals.com...rated the No. 8 player in the state of Georgia...the No. 24 linebacker in the country according to Tom Lemming of ESPN.com...cousin of former Florida State All-American Tay Cody...as a junior, recorded 80 tackles and four sacks in eight games before breaking his leg...tallied 155 stops with 60 being solo tackles and five sacks as a senior...chose Florida State over Georgia Tech and Tennessee.

Graham Gano, 6-1, 180, K/P, Cantonment - A 1st team USA Today All-American...named a three-star player by Rivals.com and the nation's No. 3 ranked kicker...member of the CaliFlorida All-Star team...kicked a 50-yard field goal in the CaliFlorida game...kicked a state record 65-yard field goal as a senior...during his senior season he kicked three field goals over 55 yards (57, 64, 65)...had a 67 yards field goal negated by a penalty...36 of 38 kickoffs were touchbacks...as a punter averaged over 42 yards per kick his senior year...his high school coach, Charlie Armstrong, is the son of Florida State's first baseball coach...chose Florida State over Florida, UCF and Southern Miss.

Michael Ray Garvin, 5-8, 179, DB, Upper Saddle River, NJ - A four-star player by Rivals.com and No. 85 overall player in the nation...ranked the No. 5 player in the state of New Jersey by Rivals.com...the No. 4 overall player in New Jersey according to Superprep Magazine...the No. 16 defensive back nationally by Superprep...a speedy corner with great cover skills...played in the Army All-American game...had three interceptions and 50 tackles as a senior...as a junior, he tallied 45 tackles and had four interceptions two of which were returned for touchdowns...chose Florida State over Georgia, Colorado and Oklahoma.

Richard Goodman, 6-0, 175, WR, Fort Lauderdale - A three-star player by Rivals.com...made first team All-County Large school football team according to the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel...totaled 41 receptions for 524 yards and seven touchdowns as senior...returned 26 punts for 358 yards and two touchdowns and returned eight kicks for 269 yards...recorded three receptions for 26 yards in a loss to Lakeland in the state championship game...chose Florida State over Auburn and N.C. State.

Charlie Graham, 6-3, 230, TE, Greenville - A two-star player by Rivals.com...was named to the All-Big Bend team...known as a tremendous blocker who averaged six pancakes per game...helped lead Madison County to the 2A state championship game...will join teammate Geno Hayes at Florida State...chose Florida State over South Florida.

Letroy Guion, 6-4, 282, DT, Starke - Late signee who will give the Seminoles much needed depth at defensive tackle...played four years of varsity at Bradford High School and helped lead his team to the state semifinals in each of his last years...named the Gainesville Sun Player of the Year as a senior...a first team all-state and all-area selection following his junior and senior seasons...participated in the CaliFlorida Bowl with several members of FSU's 2005 signing class...the Class 2A Mr. Football runner-up as a senior...totaled 131 tackles, 21 tackle for loss, 12 sacks and forced 11 fumbles during his senior year...reported 40-yard dash time of 4.95 in the 40 with a bench press of 325 and a squat of 425...also considered Georgia, Tennessee, Iowa and Florida before selecting Florida State.

Geno Hayes, 6-2, 210, LB, Greenville - The No. 3 linebacker in the country according to Tom Lemming of ESPN.com...a four-star player by Rivals.com...rated No. 36 overall player in the country and the No. 3 rated outside linebacker...rated the No. 5 player in Florida by Rivals.com...rated the No. 7 player in Florida according to Superprep...a second team All USA Today football team...a first team Parade All-American...played in the CaliFlorida All-star game...tackled a California player on the last play of the game to help hold the Florida team to victory...led the Florida team in tackle with six and had three tackles for loss...as a senior had 124 stops with 27 for loss and 11 sacks...will join teammate Charlie Graham at Florida State...chose Florida State over Tennessee and Clemson.

Anthony Kelly, 6-3, 247, DE, Daytona Beach - The only junior in FSU's 2005 signing class...spent two years at Jones Community College after an outstanding prep career at Daytona Beach Seabreeze High School...Totaled 80 tackles, six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, three interceptions and nine sacks as a linebacker at Jones last year as a sophomore...earned first team 2004 NJCAA All-America honors and was named the team's defensive MVP as a sophomore....played defensive end as a freshman at Jones and recorded 35 tackles, 10 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a TD...a 2003 honorable mention NJCAA All-American...regarded by most publications as one of the top two junior college linebackers nationally...graduated with AA degree from Jones in December in order to enroll early at Florida State...majoring in criminology...a three-star player by Rivals.com as a high school senior...piled up 150 tackles with six sacks in his final year at Seabreeze as he helped the team to a 10-1 record...earned first team all-state honors...missed his junior year after he tore the ACL in his right knee in the first play of the first game...brother of FSU quarterback Xavier Lee...rooms with defensive lineman Emmanuel Dunbar...selected FSU over Florida out of high school and picked the Seminoles over Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia out of junior college.

Korey Mangum, 6-0, 185, DB, LaMarque, TX - A three-star player and the No. 40 corner in the country according to Rivals.com...a first team Class 4A all-state selection...will be joined at Florida State by high school teammates Russell Ball and Clarence Ward...totaled 37 tackles, two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), 12 pass break-ups and 3 blocked kicks as a senior...allowed only two completions all season...was on the West Squad of the Army All-Star game...chose Florida State over Oklahoma, TCU and Kansas.

Neefy Moffett, 6-1, 245, ATH, Palm Bay - A four-star player by Rivals.com and No. 15 ranked outside linebacker in the country...the No. 13 rated defensive end nationally according to Tom Lemming of ESPN.com...had 150 tackles, eight sacks and five forced fumbles as a senior...as a junior defensive end, he had 100 tackles and 16 sacks...outstanding athlete with a reported 40-yard dash time of 4.55...chose Florida State over Miami, Oklahoma and Georgia.

Derek Nicholson, 6-2, 228, LB, Winston-Salem, NC - The younger brother of FSU starting linebacker A.J. Nicholson...regarded as one of the top prep linebackers in the country...a four-star player by Rivals.com and the No. 30 overall player in the country...ranked the No. 2 inside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com...ranted the No. 7 player in North Carolina...member of the North Carolina Shrine Bowl team and was named MVP in that game...played for the East squad in the Army All-American game in which he led the East team in tackles...was a USA Today All-American 2nd team member...finished his career with over 600 tackles which broke his brother's school record...father played football at North Carolina...chose Florida State over North Carolina and Texas.

Rod Owens, 6-0, 170, WR, Jacksonville - A three-star player by Rivals.com...rated the No. 42 player in the state of Florida according to Rivals.com...a member of the 3A All-State team at Wolfson...netted 53 catches for 1,073 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior...totaled 13 touchdowns as a senior...won three state track and field titles (110 and 300 hurdles, long jump) as a junior...helped lead track team to the team championship as a senior...has long jumped 23'7", triple jump of 47'10" with a 110 hurdle time of 14.03...chose Florida State over Maryland, Clemson and South Carolina.

Jamie Robinson, 6-2, 185, DB, Rock Hill, SC - Regarded as one of the top prep defensive backs in the country...a four-star player by Rivals.com...ranked the No. 66 player overall in the country and No. 6 corner in the country by Rivals.com...ranked the No. 1 player in South Carolina...was a member of the South Carolina team in the Shrine Bowl...had a pair of pass break-ups and an interception in the Shrine Bowl...recorded 10 interceptions as a senior...recorded 50 tackles and had nine interceptions as a junior...chose Florida State over Virginia Tech.

Fred Rouse, 6-4, 195, WR, Tallahassee - The top rated wide receiver nationally according to most publications...a five-star player by Rivals.com...No. 6 overall player in the nation and No. 2 overall player in Florida...Superprep's No. 3 player in Florida and No. 1 overall receiver...the No. 6 overall player in country according to Tom Lemming of ESPN.com...had 608 receiving yards and eight touchdowns as a senior...averaged 20.1 yards per catch his senior year...played for Team Florida in the CaliFlorida Bowl...was a member of the East team in the Army All-American Bowl...had five receptions for 29 yards in the Army All-American Bowl and had 55 yards in punt returns...will join former teammates Joe Manning, Rodney Gallon, Antonio Cromartie, and Pat Watkins at Florida State...chose Florida State over Texas, Miami and Alabama.

Antone Smith, 5-9, 190, RB, Pahokee - The top running back recruit in the country...a five-star prospect by Rivals.com...rated the No. 1 running back in the country and No. 25 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com as well as the No. 3 overall player in the state of Florida...rated the No. 12 player overall by Tom Lemming of ESPN.com...rated the No. 1 overall running back by Superprep...rated the No. 2 overall player in Florida by Superprep... led his Pahokee team to the state title and ran for 276 yards and three touchdowns in the championship game...finished the season rushing for 2,814 yards and 44 touchdowns...rushed for over 6,000 yards over his prep career...chose Florida State over Miami and Auburn.

Kendrick Stewart, 6-2, 275, DT, Lakeland - A four-star player by Rivals.com and the No. 13 rated defensive tackle in the country...recorded 56 tackles and seven sacks as a junior...was a member of the 5A All-State team...played in the CaliFlorida All Star game where he recorded five tackles, four of which were for loss and had two sacks...extremely athletic defensive tackle...after a sack in the CaliForida All-Star game, he did a backflip...chose Florida State over Iowa, Pittsburgh, and Florida.

Clarence Ward, 6-0, 175, DB, Pensacola - One of the nation's top rated prep safeties...A four-star player by Rivals.com and the No. 6 rated safety in the country...rated the No. 12 player in Florida by Rivals.com...rated the No. 22 overall player in Florida by Superprep...played in the CaliFlorida All-Star game and was named defensive MVP for the Florida team...transferred from La Marque High in Texas where he was teammates with Florida State signees Russell Ball and Korey Mangum...in eight games as a senior, he recorded 61 tackles, three interceptions and one touchdown on a kickoff return...chose Florida State over Alabama and Texas A&M.


2005 Roster - By Name

From the 2005 FSU Football Media Guide, page 20.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  76 Courtney Abbott       OT      6-9   335  Fr-R      Atlanta, GA (Westlake)
* 58 Dumaka Atkins         C       6-4   315  Fr-R      Sarasota (Booker)
  27 Russell Ball          RB      5-7   165  Fr        LaMarque, TX (LaMarque)
* 74 Geoff Berniard        OT      6-8   335  Fr-R      Lafayette, LA (Saint Thomas More)
* 28 Lorenzo Booker        RB      5-11  187  Jr-R **   Ventura, CA (Saint Bonaventure)
* 98 Alex Boston           DE      6-3   269  So-R *    Bartow (Bartow)
     Callahan Bright       DT      6-2   315  Fr        Ardmore, PA (Harriton)                           Did not qualify
  69 Cory Brookins         C       6-3   290  Jr        Panama City (Mosley)
  99 Everette Brown        DE      6-4   238  Fr        Stantonsburg, NC (Beddingfield)
  70 Philip Browning       C       6-5   290  Fr        Atlanta, GA (Westminster/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 18 J.R. Bryant           CB      6-1   181  So   *    Miami (Killian)
* 52 Brodrick Bunkley      DT      6-3   284  Sr   ***  Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 92 Darrell Burston       DE      6-2   250  Jr-R *    Fayetteville, GA (Starr's Mill)
* 89 Greg Carr             WR      6-6   203  Fr        Reddick (North Marion)
* 88 Donnie Carter         TE      6-4   265  Jr-R **   Waycross, GA (Ware County)                       Awarded 2nd medical red-shirt year
* 15 Tony Carter           CB      5-9   160  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Mandarin)
* 63 David Castillo        C       6-2   304  Sr-R ***  Palm Beach (Palm Beach Gardens)
* 39 Marcello Church       LB      6-1   230  Sr-R ***  Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
* 12 Gary Cismesia         PK      5-11  206  So   *    Bradenton (Lakewood Ranch)
* 68 Jacky Claude          OG      6-4   300  So   *    Miami (Edison)
* 36 James Coleman         FB      6-0   260  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Florida)
  44 Sean Compton          FB      6-0   240  So        Milton (Milton)
  13 Antonio Cromartie     CB      6-3   210  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)                            ACL tear
*  7 Buster Davis          LB      5-11  237  Jr-R **   Daytona Beach (Mainland)
*  5 Chris Davis           WR      6-0   180  Jr-R **   Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg Catholic)
  27 Pat Davis             RB      5-8   165  Fr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Cardinal Gibbons)
* 35 B.J. Dean             FB      5-11  258  Sr-R ***  Tuscaloosa, AL (Central)
  97 Clifton Dickson       DT      6-4   310  Jr   **   Miami (Northwestern)                             Declared academically ineligible
* 91 Emmanuel Dunbar       DT      6-5   285  Fr        Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach)
  40 Matt Dunham           RB      6-2   233  Fr        Columbus, GA (Pacelli)                           Enrolled in January 2006
  33 Jamaal Edwards        RB      6-0   210  So        Greensboro, NC (Dudley)
* 81 De'Cody Fagg          WR      6-3   211  So        Quincy (Shanks/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 96 Andre Fluellen        DT      6-4   285  So-R *    Cartersville, GA (Cartersville)
* 21 Trevor Ford           CB      6-1   194  Fr-R      Miami (Northwestern)
     Dan Foster            LB      6-2   215  Fr        Blakely, GA (Early County)                       Did not qualify
* 67 John Frady            C-OG    6-4   304  So-R *    Jacksonville (Bolles)
* 56 Jeremey Franklin      LB      6-1   205  Jr        Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 37 Rodney Gallon         LB      6-0   210  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 43 Graham Gano           K/P     6-1   180  Fr        Cantonment (Tate)
* 29 Michael Ray Garvin    DB      5-8   179  Fr        Upper Saddle River, NJ (Dom Bosco Prep)
  37 Chase Goggans         PK      5-9   162  Jr        Douglas, GA (Coffee County)
* 85 Richard Goodman       WR      6-0   175  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  45 Charlie Graham        TE      6-3   230  Fr        Greenville (Madison County)
* 93 Letroy Guion          DT      6-4   282  Fr        Starke (Bradford)
* 48 Chris Hall            P       5-10  216  Sr-R **   Centreville, VA (Centerville)
* 41 Kyler Hall            RV      6-1   201  Sr-R ***  Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 84 Robert Hallback       WR      5-9   181  Jr   *    Plant City (Plant City)
     Matt Hardrick         OL      6-5   338  Fr        Orlando (Edgewater/Hargrave Military Academy)    Did not qualify
* 82 Patrick Harrington    WR      6-3   210  Sr        Jacksonville (Sandalwood)
* 10 Geno Hayes            LB      6-2   210  Fr        Greenville (Madison County)
* 75 Mario Henderson       OT      6-7   307  Jr   **   Lehigh Acres (Lehigh)
* 14 Matt Henshaw          TE      6-4   255  Sr-R ***  Brentwood, TN (Brentwood)
* 76 Myles Hodish          DS      6-0   232  Sr-R *    Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 46 Anthony Houllis       RV      6-0   208  So-R *    Tarpon Springs (Tarpon Springs)
* 42 Kenny Ingram          RV      6-6   208  Fr-R      Orlando (Edgewater/East Central CC)
* 90 Aaron Jones           DT      6-3   270  Fr-R      Orlando (Edgewater)
*  6 Willie Jones          DE      6-1   248  Jr-R **   Miami (Carol City)                               Awarded 2nd medical redsirt year
  16 Tommy Keane           QB      6-2   200  Jr        Miami (Archbishop Carroll)
  49 Anthony Kelly         DE      6-3   247  Jr        Daytona Beach (Seabreeze/Jones CC)
* 16 Mikhal Kornegay       CB      5-8   185  So-R *    Madison (Madison County/Tennessee Tech)
* 40 Roosevelt Lawson      CB      5-11  190  Fr        Miami (Southridge)
*  9 Xavier Lee            QB      6-4   227  Fr-R      Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
* 66 Cornelius Lewis       OG      6-4   328  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Raines)
* 30 Lamar Lewis           RB      5-9   200  So        Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy)
* 72 Ron Lunford           OT      6-5   358  Sr-R **   Jacksonville (Ed White)
  47 Korey Mangum          DB      6-0   185  Fr        LaMarque, TX (LaMarque)
  31 Joe Manning           FS      5-10  175  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
     Chris Martin          DB      6-0   193  So        Tallahassee (Rickards)
* 77 Jared Martin          OL      6-2   320  Jr        Loxahatchee (Nova)
* 24 Darius McClure        RV      5-11  205  Fr-R      Birmingham, AL (Minor)
* 44 Sam McGrew            LB      6-3   230  Sr   ***  Crawfordville (Wakulla)
* 64 Matt Meinrod          OG      6-4   305  Jr-R **   Tampa (East Lake)                                Awarded 2nd medical red-shirt year
     Justin Mincey         DE      6-5   240  Fr        Folkston, GA (Charlton County/Hargrave Military Academy)
                                                                                                         Did not qualify
* 59 Neefy Moffett         ATH     6-1   245  Fr        Palm Bay (Palm Bay)
* 62 Cory Niblock          OT      6-4   301  Jr-R **   Saint Augustine (Nease)
* 54 A.J. Nicholson        LB      6-2   235  Sr   ***  Winston-Salem, NC (Mount Tabor)
* 55 Derek Nicholson       LB      6-2   228  Fr        Winston-Salem, NC (Mount Tabor)
* 82 D.J. Norris           DE      6-3   252  So-R *    Pace (Pace)
*  4 Kenny O'Neal          WR      6-1   195  Fr-R      Oakland, CA (Skyline)
* 79 David Overmyer        OT      6-5   299  So-R *    Lilburn, GA (Parkview)
* 86 Rod Owens             WR      6-0   170  Fr        Jacksonville (Wolfson)
* 26 Willie Reid           WR      5-10  186  Sr-R ***  Kathleen, GA (Warner Robins)
  20 Jamie Robinson        DB      6-2   185  Fr        Rock Hill, SC (Northwestern)
* 87 Matt Root             TE      6-6   249  Sr   *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 11 Gerard Ross           CB      6-2   198  Sr-R **   Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy)
*  1 Fred Rouse            WR      6-4   195  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 61 Garrison Sanborn      DS      6-1   221  Jr        Tampa (Jesuit)
  19 Wyatt Sexton          QB      6-3   217  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (Leon)                               Lyme disease
* 80 Joslin Shaw           WR      5-10  183  So-R      Plant City (Plant City)
   4 Jarrel Simpson        CB      5-11  165  Sr        Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale Preparatory)
* 34 Ernie Sims            LB      6-0   220  Jr   **   Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 23 Antone Smith          RB      5-9   190  Fr        Pahokee (Pahokee)
  56 Kendrick Stewart      DT      6-2   275  Fr        Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 32 Joe Surratt           FB      6-1   255  So        Pace (Pace)
  51 Jae Thaxton           LB      6-3   235  So   *    Hartwell, GA (Hart County)
* 83 Lawrence Timmons      LB      6-3   225  So   *    Florence, SC (Wilson)
   6 Chase Walker          WR      6-2   200  Fr        Panama City (Arnold)
  38 Clarence Ward         DB      6-0   175  Fr        Pensacola (Pensacola)
*  3 Leon Washington       RB      5-9   202  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (Jackson)
* 22 Pat Watkins           FS      6-4   200  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 11 Drew Weatherford      QB      6-3   220  Fr-R      Land O' Lakes (Land O' Lakes)
*  8 Roger Williams        FS      6-1   205  So-R *    Warner Robins, GA (Northside)
* 95 Kamerion Wimbley      DE      6-4   255  Sr   ***  Wichita, KS (Northwest)
  46 Barry Wright          DE      6-1   211  Jr        Pensacola (Woodham/Coffeyville CC)

2005 Roster - By Number

From the 2005 FSU Football Media Guide, page 20.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Callahan Bright       DT      6-2   315  Fr        Ardmore, PA (Harriton)                           Did not qualify
     Dan Foster            LB      6-2   215  Fr        Blakely, GA (Early County)                       Did not qualify
     Matt Hardrick         OL      6-5   338  Fr        Orlando (Edgewater/Hargrave Military Academy)    Did not qualify
     Chris Martin          DB      6-0   193  So        Tallahassee (Rickards)
     Justin Mincey         DE      6-5   240  Fr        Folkston, GA (Charlton County/Hargrave Military Academy)
                                                                                                         Did not qualify
*  1 Fred Rouse            WR      6-4   195  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
*  3 Leon Washington       RB      5-9   202  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (Jackson)
*  4 Kenny O'Neal          WR      6-1   195  Fr-R      Oakland, CA (Skyline)
   4 Jarrel Simpson        CB      5-11  165  Sr        Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale Preparatory)
*  5 Chris Davis           WR      6-0   180  Jr-R **   Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg Catholic)
*  6 Willie Jones          DE      6-1   248  Jr-R **   Miami (Carol City)                               Awarded 2nd medical redsirt year
   6 Chase Walker          WR      6-2   200  Fr        Panama City (Arnold)
*  7 Buster Davis          LB      5-11  237  Jr-R **   Daytona Beach (Mainland)
*  8 Roger Williams        FS      6-1   205  So-R *    Warner Robins, GA (Northside)
*  9 Xavier Lee            QB      6-4   227  Fr-R      Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
* 10 Geno Hayes            LB      6-2   210  Fr        Greenville (Madison County)
* 11 Gerard Ross           CB      6-2   198  Sr-R **   Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy)
* 11 Drew Weatherford      QB      6-3   220  Fr-R      Land O' Lakes (Land O' Lakes)
* 12 Gary Cismesia         PK      5-11  206  So   *    Bradenton (Lakewood Ranch)
  13 Antonio Cromartie     CB      6-3   210  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)                            ACL tear
* 14 Matt Henshaw          TE      6-4   255  Sr-R ***  Brentwood, TN (Brentwood)
* 15 Tony Carter           CB      5-9   160  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Mandarin)
  16 Tommy Keane           QB      6-2   200  Jr        Miami (Archbishop Carroll)
* 16 Mikhal Kornegay       CB      5-8   185  So-R *    Madison (Madison County/Tennessee Tech)
* 18 J.R. Bryant           CB      6-1   181  So   *    Miami (Killian)
  19 Wyatt Sexton          QB      6-3   217  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (Leon)                               Lyme disease
  20 Jamie Robinson        DB      6-2   185  Fr        Rock Hill, SC (Northwestern)
* 21 Trevor Ford           CB      6-1   194  Fr-R      Miami (Northwestern)
* 22 Pat Watkins           FS      6-4   200  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 23 Antone Smith          RB      5-9   190  Fr        Pahokee (Pahokee)
* 24 Darius McClure        RV      5-11  205  Fr-R      Birmingham, AL (Minor)
* 26 Willie Reid           WR      5-10  186  Sr-R ***  Kathleen, GA (Warner Robins)
  27 Russell Ball          RB      5-7   165  Fr        LaMarque, TX (LaMarque)
  27 Pat Davis             RB      5-8   165  Fr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Cardinal Gibbons)
* 28 Lorenzo Booker        RB      5-11  187  Jr-R **   Ventura, CA (Saint Bonaventure)
* 29 Michael Ray Garvin    DB      5-8   179  Fr        Upper Saddle River, NJ (Dom Bosco Prep)
* 30 Lamar Lewis           RB      5-9   200  So        Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy)
  31 Joe Manning           FS      5-10  175  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 32 Joe Surratt           FB      6-1   255  So        Pace (Pace)
  33 Jamaal Edwards        RB      6-0   210  So        Greensboro, NC (Dudley)
* 34 Ernie Sims            LB      6-0   220  Jr   **   Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 35 B.J. Dean             FB      5-11  258  Sr-R ***  Tuscaloosa, AL (Central)
* 36 James Coleman         FB      6-0   260  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Florida)
* 37 Rodney Gallon         LB      6-0   210  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  37 Chase Goggans         PK      5-9   162  Jr        Douglas, GA (Coffee County)
  38 Clarence Ward         DB      6-0   175  Fr        Pensacola (Pensacola)
* 39 Marcello Church       LB      6-1   230  Sr-R ***  Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
  40 Matt Dunham           RB      6-2   233  Fr        Columbus, GA (Pacelli)                           Enrolled in January 2006
* 40 Roosevelt Lawson      CB      5-11  190  Fr        Miami (Southridge)
* 41 Kyler Hall            RV      6-1   201  Sr-R ***  Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 42 Kenny Ingram          RV      6-6   208  Fr-R      Orlando (Edgewater/East Central CC)
* 43 Graham Gano           K/P     6-1   180  Fr        Cantonment (Tate)
  44 Sean Compton          FB      6-0   240  So        Milton (Milton)
* 44 Sam McGrew            LB      6-3   230  Sr   ***  Crawfordville (Wakulla)
  45 Charlie Graham        TE      6-3   230  Fr        Greenville (Madison County)
* 46 Anthony Houllis       RV      6-0   208  So-R *    Tarpon Springs (Tarpon Springs)
  46 Barry Wright          DE      6-1   211  Jr        Pensacola (Woodham/Coffeyville CC)
  47 Korey Mangum          DB      6-0   185  Fr        LaMarque, TX (LaMarque)
* 48 Chris Hall            P       5-10  216  Sr-R **   Centreville, VA (Centerville)
  49 Anthony Kelly         DE      6-3   247  Jr        Daytona Beach (Seabreeze/Jones CC)
  51 Jae Thaxton           LB      6-3   235  So   *    Hartwell, GA (Hart County)
* 52 Brodrick Bunkley      DT      6-3   284  Sr   ***  Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 54 A.J. Nicholson        LB      6-2   235  Sr   ***  Winston-Salem, NC (Mount Tabor)
* 55 Derek Nicholson       LB      6-2   228  Fr        Winston-Salem, NC (Mount Tabor)
* 56 Jeremey Franklin      LB      6-1   205  Jr        Tampa (Chamberlain)
  56 Kendrick Stewart      DT      6-2   275  Fr        Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 58 Dumaka Atkins         C       6-4   315  Fr-R      Sarasota (Booker)
* 59 Neefy Moffett         ATH     6-1   245  Fr        Palm Bay (Palm Bay)
* 61 Garrison Sanborn      DS      6-1   221  Jr        Tampa (Jesuit)
* 62 Cory Niblock          OT      6-4   301  Jr-R **   Saint Augustine (Nease)
* 63 David Castillo        C       6-2   304  Sr-R ***  Palm Beach (Palm Beach Gardens)
* 64 Matt Meinrod          OG      6-4   305  Jr-R **   Tampa (East Lake)                                Awarded 2nd medical red-shirt year
* 66 Cornelius Lewis       OG      6-4   328  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Raines)
* 67 John Frady            C-OG    6-4   304  So-R *    Jacksonville (Bolles)
* 68 Jacky Claude          OG      6-4   300  So   *    Miami (Edison)
  69 Cory Brookins         C       6-3   290  Jr        Panama City (Mosley)
  70 Philip Browning       C       6-5   290  Fr        Atlanta, GA (Westminster/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 72 Ron Lunford           OT      6-5   358  Sr-R **   Jacksonville (Ed White)
* 74 Geoff Berniard        OT      6-8   335  Fr-R      Lafayette, LA (Saint Thomas More)
* 75 Mario Henderson       OT      6-7   307  Jr   **   Lehigh Acres (Lehigh)
  76 Courtney Abbott       OT      6-9   335  Fr-R      Atlanta, GA (Westlake)
* 76 Myles Hodish          DS      6-0   232  Sr-R *    Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 77 Jared Martin          OL      6-2   320  Jr        Loxahatchee (Nova)
* 79 David Overmyer        OT      6-5   299  So-R *    Lilburn, GA (Parkview)
* 80 Joslin Shaw           WR      5-10  183  So-R      Plant City (Plant City)
* 81 De'Cody Fagg          WR      6-3   211  So        Quincy (Shanks/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 82 Patrick Harrington    WR      6-3   210  Sr        Jacksonville (Sandalwood)
* 82 D.J. Norris           DE      6-3   252  So-R *    Pace (Pace)
* 83 Lawrence Timmons      LB      6-3   225  So   *    Florence, SC (Wilson)
* 84 Robert Hallback       WR      5-9   181  Jr   *    Plant City (Plant City)
* 85 Richard Goodman       WR      6-0   175  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 86 Rod Owens             WR      6-0   170  Fr        Jacksonville (Wolfson)
* 87 Matt Root             TE      6-6   249  Sr   *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 88 Donnie Carter         TE      6-4   265  Jr-R **   Waycross, GA (Ware County)                       Awarded 2nd medical red-shirt year
* 89 Greg Carr             WR      6-6   203  Fr        Reddick (North Marion)
* 90 Aaron Jones           DT      6-3   270  Fr-R      Orlando (Edgewater)
* 91 Emmanuel Dunbar       DT      6-5   285  Fr        Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach)
* 92 Darrell Burston       DE      6-2   250  Jr-R *    Fayetteville, GA (Starr's Mill)
* 93 Letroy Guion          DT      6-4   282  Fr        Starke (Bradford)
* 95 Kamerion Wimbley      DE      6-4   255  Sr   ***  Wichita, KS (Northwest)
* 96 Andre Fluellen        DT      6-4   285  So-R *    Cartersville, GA (Cartersville)
  97 Clifton Dickson       DT      6-4   310  Jr   **   Miami (Northwestern)                             Declared academically ineligible
* 98 Alex Boston           DE      6-3   269  So-R *    Bartow (Bartow)
  99 Everette Brown        DE      6-4   238  Fr        Stantonsburg, NC (Beddingfield)

Lorne Sam transferred to Texas-El Paso because he wanted to play quarterback.
7/9/2005 - Projected starting quarterback Wyatt Sexton will miss the 2005 season after being diagnosed with Lyme disease.
7/12/2005 - Pre-season All-American cornerback Antonio Cromartie will miss the 2005 season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during voluntary workouts.
10/08/2005 - Matt Meinrod suffered a left ankle dislocation and fractured fibula when he took a helmet to the leg from behind as players scrambled to recover a fumble in the second half of the Wake Forest game.
Early November, 2005 - Clarence Ward has left the team and he will probably transfer at the end of the semester.
11/12/2005 - Cory Niblock suffered a torn ACL in his left knee on the last play of the Clemson game and will miss the rest of the season.
From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 9, 2005, Compiled by Steve Ellis

FSU scholarship players who missed a game because of injury

* Players who were injured in game and missed more than a half.

MIAMI: CB Antonio Cromartie (L. knee), QB Wyatt Sexton (Lyme disease), WR Willie Reid (R. knee).*

THE CITADEL: C David Castillo (R. foot), DT Andre Fluellen (L. biceps), CB Antonio Cromartie (L. knee), QB Wyatt Sexton (Lyme disease), WR Willie Reid (R. knee).

BOSTON COLLEGE: LB Jae Thaxton (concussion); C David Castillo (R. foot), CB Antonio Cromartie (L. knee), QB Wyatt Sexton (Lyme disease), WR Willie Reid (R. knee).

SYRACUSE: DE Darrell Burston (right shoulder)*; LB Jae Thaxton (concussion); C David Castillo (R. foot), CB Antonio Cromartie (L. knee), QB Wyatt Sexton (Lyme disease), WR Willie Reid (R. knee).

WAKE FOREST: Trevor Ford (R. Brachial Plexus); DE Anthony Kelly (R. groin)*, OL Matt Meinrod (L. ankle); DE Darrell Burston (right shoulder); DL Emmanuel Dunbar (R. ankle); LB Jae Thaxton (concussion); C David Castillo (R. foot), CB Antonio Cromartie (L. knee), QB Wyatt Sexton (Lyme disease), WR Willie Reid (R. knee).

VIRGINIA: DE Darrell Burston (R. shoulder); CB Trevor Ford (R. Brachial Plexus), DE Anthony Kelly (R. groin); OG Matt Meinrod (Left/broken fibula); De'Cody Fagg (R. shoulder)*; LB Jae Thaxton (concussion); CB Antonio Cromartie (L. knee), QB Wyatt Sexton (Lyme disease).

DUKE: OL John Frady (L. shoulder)*, CB Trevor Ford (R. Brachial Plexus), DE Anthony Kelly (R. groin); OG Matt Meinrod (Left/broken fibula); De'Cody Fagg (R. shoulder); LB Jae Thaxton (concussion); CB Antonio Cromartie (L. knee), QB Wyatt Sexton (Lyme disease).

MARYLAND: TB Leon Washington (L. ankle)*, CB Tony Carter (L. shoulder)*, DE Neefy Moffett (L. Achilles), DB Mikhal Kornegay (R. elbow), OL John Frady (L. shoulder), CB Trevor Ford (R. Brachial Plexus), DE Anthony Kelly (R. groin); OG Matt Meinrod (Left/broken fibula); De'Cody Fagg (R. shoulder); LB Jae Thaxton (concussion); CB Antonio Cromartie (L. knee), QB Wyatt Sexton (Lyme disease).

N.C. STATE: TB Leon Washington (L. ankle), CB Gerard Ross (L. ankle), WR Willie Reid (concussion)*, DE Kamerion Wimbley (L. knee)*, CB Tony Carter (L. shoulder), DE Neefy Moffett (L. Achilles), DB Mikhal Kornegay, OL John Frady (L. shoulder), DE Anthony Kelly (R. groin); OG Matt Meinrod (Left/broken fibula); De'Cody Fagg (R. shoulder); LB Jae Thaxton (concussion); CB Antonio Cromartie (L. knee), QB Wyatt Sexton (Lyme disease).


January 7, 2006
Junior Cornerback Antonio Cromartie will skip his Senior year for the NFL.
January 9, 2006
Junior Linebacker Ernie Sims will skip his Senior year for the NFL.
January 15, 2006
Junior Quarterback Wyatt Sexton will no longer participate in football so that he can direct his full attention to his health and studies.
January 21, 2006
Freshman wide receiver Fred Rouse and freshman offensive guard Cornelius Lewis were dismissed from the football team for conduct detrimental to the welfare of the football team.

2005 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Brodrick Bunkley         cnnsi.com - 1st Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         College & Pro Football Weekly - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American

Greg Carr                College Football News - 3rd Team Freshman All-American
                         The Sporting News - 3rd Team Freshman All-American

Tony Carter              The Sporting News - 2nd Team Freshman All-American
                         College Football News - 3rd Team Freshman All-American

A.J. Nicholson           cnnsi.com - All-American - Honorable Mention

Willie Reid              College Football News - All-American - Honorable Mention

Drew Weatherford         College Football News - 2nd Team Freshman All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

Kamerion Wimbley         College & Pro Football Weekly - 1st Team All-American

All-Americans -  7

2005 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alex Barron              70      LT                 St. Louis Rams
Anquan Boldin            81      WR                 Arizona Cardinals
Michael Boulware         28      SS                 Seattle Seahawks
Peter Boulware           58      LB                 Baltimore Ravens
Derrick Brooks           55      LB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Milford Brown            67      G                  Houston Texans
Tony Bryant              92      DE                 New Orleans Saints
Terrell Buckley          22      CB                 New York Giants
Jerome Carter            42      SS                 St. Louis Rams
Laveranues Coles         87      WR                 New York Jets
Sam Cowart               55      LB                 Minnesota Vikings
Zack Crockett            32      FB                 Oakland Raiders
Devard Darling           81      WR                 Baltimore Ravens
Chauncey Davis           77      DE                 Atlanta Falcons
Darnell Dockett          90      DT                 Arizona Cardinals
Warrick Dunn             28      RB                 Atlanta Falcons
Todd Fordham             78      OL                 Carolina Panthers
Derrick Gibson           36      SS                 Oakland Raiders
Montrae Holland          61      G                  New Orleans Saints
Chris Hope               28      FS                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Paul Irons               89      TE                 Cleveland Browns
Alonzo Jackson           62      DE                 Philadelphia Eagles
Alonzo Jackson           59      LB                 New York Giants
Dexter Jackson           34      S                  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sebastian Janikowski     11      K                  Oakland Raiders
Mike Jennings            15      WR                 New York Giants
Brad Johnson             14      QB                 Minnesota Vikings
Travis Johnson           75      DE                 Houston Texans
Greg Jones               33      FB                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Walter Jones             71      T                  Seattle Seahawks
Bryant McFadden          20      CB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Adrian McPherson         5       QB                 New Orleans Saints
Travis Minor             28      RB                 Miami Dolphins
Eric Moore               93      DE                 New York Giants
Claudius Osei            1       S                  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Scott Player             10      P                  Arizona Cardinals
Tommy Polley             50      LB                 Baltimore Ravens
Kendyll Pope             55      LB                 Indianapolis Colts
Samari Rolle             22      CB                 Baltimore Ravens
Orpheus Roye             99      DL                 Cleveland Browns
P.K. Sam                 14      WR                 New England Patroits
Deion Sanders            37      CB                 Baltimore Ravens
Eric Shelton             35      RB                 Carolina Panthers
Corey Simon              97      DT                 Indianapolis Colts
Greg Spires              94      DE                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tra Thomas               72      T                  Philadelphia Eagles
Craphonso Thorpe         12      WR                 Kansas City Chiefs
Javon Walker             84      WR                 Green Bay Packers
B.J. Ward                46      DB                 Baltimore Ravens
Peter Warrick            81      WR                 Seattle Seahawks
Chris Weinke             16      QB                 Carolina Panthers
Brett Williams           74      T                  Kansas City Chiefs
Todd Williams            78      G                  Tennessee Titans
Ray Willis               74      T                  Seattle Seahawks

Noles in the Pros - 53

2005 Schedule and Results

       
GAME DAY
 
       
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
USA
AP
USA
AP
USA
REC
09/05
H
MIAMI W 10- 7
14
12
9
8
17
18
9-3
09/10
H
CITADEL W 62-10
11
11
 
 
 
 
4-7
09/17
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 28-17
8
8
17
16
18
17
9-3
10/01
H
SYRACUSE W 38-14
6
7
 
 
 
 
1-10
10/08
H
WAKE FOREST W 41-24
4
5
 
 
 
 
4-7
10/15
A
VIRGINIA L 21-26
4
5
 
 
 
 
7-5
10/22
A
DUKE W 55-24
11
10
 
 
 
 
1-10
10/29
H
MARYLAND W 35-27
10
9
 
 
 
 
5-6
11/05
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE L 15-20
9
8
 
 
 
 
7-5
11/12
A
CLEMSON L 14-35
17
16
 
 
21
21
8-4
11/26
A
FLORIDA L 7-34
23
21
19
19
12
16
9-3
12/03
N
VIRGINIA TECH
ACC Championship, Jacksonville, Fl
W 27-22
 
 
5
5
7
7
11-2
01/03
N
PENN STATE
3 OT, Orange Bowl, Miami, Fl
L 23-26
22
22
3
3
3
3
11-1
Conference games in bold

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

FINAL  AP - 23
FINAL USA - 23


2005 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1  FLORIDA STATE         5- 3     8- 5 
 2  BOSTON COLLEGE        5- 3     9- 3 
 3  CLEMSON               4- 4     8- 4 
 4t NORTH CAROLINA STATE  3- 5     7- 5 
 4t MARYLAND              3- 5     5- 6 
 4t WAKE FOREST           3- 5     4- 7 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  VIRGINIA TECH         7- 1    11- 2 
 2  MIAMI                 6- 2     9- 3 
 3  GEORGIA TECH          5- 3     7- 5 
 4  NORTH CAROLINA        4- 4     5- 6 
 5  VIRGINIA              3- 5     7- 5 
 6  DUKE                  0- 8     1-10 

2005 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP, Jacksonville, Fl
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
12/03/2005  FLORIDA STATE 27, VIRGINIA TECH 22                  

ACC Championship, Jacksonville, Fl
December 3, 2005, Florida State 27, Virginia Tech 22

2005 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lorenzo Booker 11/12/2005 CLEMSON 16 112 7.00 0

2005 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Greg Carr 10/08/2005 WAKE FOREST 3 129 43.00 1 Chris Davis 09/10/2005 CITADEL 9 125 13.89 0 De'Cody Fagg 09/10/2005 CITADEL 7 113 16.14 0 Greg Carr 09/10/2005 CITADEL 3 104 34.67 2 Willie Reid 10/15/2005 VIRGINIA 7 100 14.29 0

2005 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Drew Weatherford 10/15/2005 VIRGINIA 59 35 377 3 6.39 1 Drew Weatherford 10/08/2005 WAKE FOREST 31 20 351 0 11.32 3 Drew Weatherford 09/10/2005 CITADEL 37 26 342 1 9.24 2

2005 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 376 286 Points Per Game............. 28.9 22.0 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 46 34 TDs Rushing................. 20 17 TDs Passing................. 21 15 TDs Fumble Return........... 0 1 TDs Punt Return............. 4 1 TDs Interception............ 1 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 45-46 31-34 Kick........................ 43-44 30-31 Pass........................ 2- 2 1- 3 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 17-24 16-24 SAFETY........................ 1 1 FIRST DOWNS................... 243 226 Rushing..................... 67 77 Passing..................... 156 119 Penalty..................... 20 30 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1222 1409 Yards gained rushing........ 1583 1962 Yards lost rushing.......... 361 553 Rushing Attempts............ 376 492 Average Per Rush............ 3.3 2.9 Average Per Game............ 94.0 108.4 PASSING YARDAGE............... 3674 2611 Att-Comp-Int................ 526-303-19 404-239-12 Efficiency.................. 122.23 119.76 Average Per Pass............ 7.0 6.5 Average Per Catch........... 12.1 10.9 Average Per Game............ 282.6 200.8 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 4896 4020 Total Plays................. 902 896 Average Per Play............ 5.4 4.5 Average Per Game............ 376.6 309.2 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 44- 885 59-1226 Average Per Return.......... 20.1 20.8 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 54-801 21-116 Average Per Return.......... 14.8 5.5 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 12-142 19-200 Average Per Return.......... 11.8 10.5 FUMBLE RETURNS: #-YARDS....... 11- 17 8- 95 Average Per Return.......... 1.5 11.9 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 19- 8 25-11 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 114-1018 93- 736 Average Per Game............ 78.3 56.6 PUNTS-YARDS................... 74-2859 95-3744 Average Per Punt............ 38.6 39.4 Net punt average............ 37.1 31.0 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME....... 28:12 31:48 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 68-188 63-205 3rd-Down Pct................ .362 .307 4TH DOWN CONVERSIONS-4TH DOWN. 4-11 6-17 4th-Down Pct................ .364 .353 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 44-273 32-186 ATTENDANCE.................... 496,343 300,506 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 6-82,724 5-60,101 ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD...... 150,522 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 2-75,261
 1st2nd3rd4th OT Total
Florida State
82
77
90
120
7
376
Opponents
58
89
64
65
10
286
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Lorenzo Booker      13  119  596   44   552   4.6   4  58t   42.5
Leon Washington     11   97  459   29   430   4.4   3  26    39.1
Antone Smith         9   36  200   12   188   5.2   3  45t   20.9
Lamar Lewis         10    9   51    1    50   5.6   1  12     5.0
Xavier Lee           7   14   83   47    36   2.6   2  27     5.1
Chris Davis         13    5   30    9    21   4.2   0  14     1.6
Pat Davis            4    3    8    0     8   2.7   0   5     2.0
James Coleman       13   11   11    4     7   0.6   3   4     0.5
Willie Reid         11    1    5    0     5   5.0   0   5     0.5
B.J. Dean           13    3    3    0     3   1.0   1   2     0.2
Ernie Sims          13    1    0    1    -1  -1.0   0  -1    -0.1
Greg Carr           12    1    0    7    -7  -7.0   0  -7    -0.6
Drew Weatherford    13   67  137  165   -28  -0.4   3  17    -2.2
 Team                     9    0   42   -42  -4.7   0     

Total.........      13  376 1583  361  1222   3.3  20  58t   94.0
Opponents.....      13  492 1962  553  1409   2.9  17  78t  108.4


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Drew Weatherford    13  121.29 469-276-18   .588 3208  18  71t  246.8
Xavier Lee           7  129.90  57- 27- 1   .474  466   3  75    66.6

Total.........      13  122.23 526-303-19   .576 3674  21  75   282.6
Opponents.....      13  119.76 404-239-12   .592 2611  15  50   200.8


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Chris Davis         13  51   666  13.1   5  56t   51.2
Willie Reid         11  50   634  12.7   1  43t   57.6
Greg Carr           12  30   618  20.6   9  63    51.5
De'Cody Fagg        10  35   404  11.5   1  51    40.4
Lorenzo Booker      13  38   329   8.7   2  71t   25.3
Leon Washington     11  25   267  10.7   1  61t   24.3
Matt Henshaw        13  21   177   8.4   0  26    13.6
Fred Rouse          11   6   114  19.0   1  54    10.4
Rod Owens           11   9   113  12.6   1  26    10.3
Kenny O'Neal        11   5   110  22.0   0  75    10.0
Joslin Shaw          7   8    93  11.6   0  21    13.3
Donnie Carter       13   6    35   5.8   0  12     2.7
Richard Goodman      8   4    30   7.5   0  12     3.8
Matt Root           12   3    27   9.0   0  10     2.3
Antone Smith         9   5    25   5.0   0   9     2.8
Chase Walker         2   1    11  11.0   0  11     5.5
James Coleman       13   3    10   3.3   0   6     0.8
Lamar Lewis         10   2     7   3.5   0   5     0.7
B.J. Dean           13   1     4   4.0   0   4     0.3

Total.........      13 303  3674  12.1  21  75   282.6
Opponents.....      13 239  2611  10.9  15  50   200.8


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Willie Reid          31  541  17.5  3  87t
Fred Rouse           11   97   8.8  0  24 
Lawrence Timmons      2   69  34.5  0  14 
Leon Washington       6   51   8.5  0  19 
Marcello Church       1   16  16.0  0   0 
Darius McClure        1   13  13.0  0   0 
Anthony Houllis       1    8   8.0  0   0 
Lorenzo Booker        1    3   3.0  0   3 
Sam McGrew            0    3        0   3 
Geno Hayes            0    0        1   0t

Total.........       54  801  14.8  4  87t
Opponent......       21  116   5.5  1  20 


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Kyler Hall            3   38  12.7  0  25 
Pat Watkins           3   34  11.3  0  23 
A.J. Nicholson        2   59  29.5  1  40 
Ernie Sims            2    3   1.5  0   3 
Tony Carter           1    8   8.0  0   8 
Roger Williams        1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       12  142  11.8  1  40 
Opponent......       19  200  10.5  0  43 


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Kenny O'Neal         21   503 24.0  0  46 
Willie Reid           8   145 18.1  0  21 
Fred Rouse            6   107 17.8  0  23 
Leon Washington       4    63 15.8  0  23 
Lamar Lewis           3    59 19.7  0  27 
Donnie Carter         1     7  7.0  0   7 
Antone Smith          1     1  1.0  0   1 

Total.........       44   885 20.1  0  46 
Opponent......       59  1226 20.8  0  60 


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Brodrick Bunkley      2    0   0.0  0   0    1
Mikhal Kornegay       1   14  14.0  0  14    1
Lawrence Timmons      1    3   3.0  0   3    2
Roger Williams        1    0   0.0  0   0    2
Kyler Hall            1    0   0.0  0   0    1
Geno Hayes            1    0   0.0  0   0    0
Buster Davis          1    0   0.0  0   0    0
Ernie Sims            1    0   0.0  0   0    0
Neefy Moffett         1    0   0.0  0   0    0
Roosevelt Lawson      1    0   0.0  0   .    0
 Team                 0    0    .   0   .    1
A.J. Nicholson        0    0    .   0   .    1
Sam McGrew            0    0    .   0   .    1
Pat Watkins           0    0    .   0   .    1
Alex Boston           0    0    .   0   .    1
Michael Ray Garvin    0    0    .   0   .    1
Patrick Harrington    0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       11   17   1.5  0  14   14
Opponent......        8   95  11.9  1  70t


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Gary Cismesia         0  17-24   42-43   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    93
Greg Carr             9   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0    56
Lorenzo Booker        6   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    36
Chris Davis           5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Willie Reid           4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Leon Washington       4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
James Coleman         3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Drew Weatherford      3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   2-2   0   0    18
Antone Smith          3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Xavier Lee            2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
De'Cody Fagg          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0     8
B.J. Dean             1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
A.J. Nicholson        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Lamar Lewis           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Geno Hayes            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Rod Owens             1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Fred Rouse            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
 Team                 0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   1     2
Chase Goggans         0   0-0     1-1    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     1
====================================================================
FSU                  46  17-24   43-44   0-0   2   2-2   0   1   376
Opponent             34  16-24   30-31   0-0   1   1-3   0   1   286
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Greg Carr
.
9
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Lorenzo Booker
4
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Chris Davis
.
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Willie Reid
.
1
.
.
.
3
.
.
.
Leon Washington
3
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
James Coleman
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Drew Weatherford
3
.
18
.
.
.
.
.
.
Antone Smith
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Xavier Lee
2
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
De'Cody Fagg
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
B.J. Dean
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
A.J. Nicholson
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Lamar Lewis
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Geno Hayes
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Rod Owens
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Fred Rouse
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
20
21
21
1
.
4
.
.
.
Opponents
17
15
15
.
1
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
--------------------------------------------------
Drew Weatherford    13  536   -28 3208  3180 244.6
Lorenzo Booker      13  119   552    0   552  42.5
Xavier Lee           7   71    36  466   502  71.7
Leon Washington     11   97   430    0   430  39.1
Antone Smith         9   36   188    0   188  20.9
Lamar Lewis         10    9    50    0    50   5.0
Chris Davis         13    5    21    0    21   1.6
Pat Davis            4    3     8    0     8   2.0
James Coleman       13   11     7    0     7   0.5
Willie Reid         11    1     5    0     5   0.5
B.J. Dean           13    3     3    0     3   0.2
Ernie Sims          13    1    -1    0    -1  -0.1
Greg Carr           12    1    -7    0    -7  -0.6
 Team                     9   -42    0   -42

Total.........      13  902  1222 3674  4896 376.6
Opponent......      13  896  1409 2611  4020 309.2


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Gary Cismesia        17-24  .708  0- 0  2- 3  9-12  6- 9  0- 0 49
FG SEQUENCE Gary Cismesia
MIAMI
(37), 26
CITADEL
(39), (46)
BOSTON COLLEGE
None
SYRACUSE
(37), 39
WAKE FOREST
(30), (37)
VIRGINIA
(22), 32, (32)
DUKE
(30), (49)
MARYLAND
47
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
(25), (48)
CLEMSON
(31), (47)
FLORIDA
44
VIRGINIA TECH
(31), (41)
PENN STATE
(47), 44, 38
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Chris Hall          74 2859  38.6  54    5  15  24   0

Total.........      74 2859  38.6  54    5  15  24   0
Opponent......      95 3744  39.4  71    6   8  21   5


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Willie Reid         11    5   634  541  145    0    0 1325 120.5
Lorenzo Booker      13  552   329    3    0    0    0  884  68.0
Leon Washington     11  430   267   51   63    0    0  811  73.7
Chris Davis         13   21   666    0    0    0    0  687  52.8
Kenny O'Neal        11    0   110    0  503    0    0  613  55.7
Greg Carr           12   -7   618    0    0    0    0  611  50.9
De'Cody Fagg        10    0   404    0    0    0    0  404  40.4
Fred Rouse          11    0   114   97  107    0    0  318  28.9
Antone Smith         9  188    25    0    1    0    0  214  23.8
Matt Henshaw        13    0   177    0    0    0    0  177  13.6
Lamar Lewis         10   50     7    0   59    0    0  116  11.6
Rod Owens           11    0   113    0    0    0    0  113  10.3
Joslin Shaw          7    0    93    0    0    0    0   93  13.3
Lawrence Timmons    13    0     0   69    0    0    3   72   5.5
A.J. Nicholson      12    0     0    0    0   59    0   59   4.9
Donnie Carter       13    0    35    0    7    0    0   42   3.2
Kyler Hall          13    0     0    0    0   38    0   38   2.9
Xavier Lee           7   36     0    0    0    0    0   36   5.1
Pat Watkins         13    0     0    0    0   34    0   34   2.6
Richard Goodman      8    0    30    0    0    0    0   30   3.8
Matt Root           12    0    27    0    0    0    0   27   2.3
James Coleman       13    7    10    0    0    0    0   17   1.3
Marcello Church     12    0     0   16    0    0    0   16   1.3
Mikhal Kornegay     10    0     0    0    0    0   14   14   1.4
Darius McClure      13    0     0   13    0    0    0   13   1.0
Chase Walker         2    0    11    0    0    0    0   11   5.5
Tony Carter         13    0     0    0    0    8    0    8   0.6
Anthony Houllis     13    0     0    8    0    0    0    8   0.6
Pat Davis            4    8     0    0    0    0    0    8   2.0
B.J. Dean           13    3     4    0    0    0    0    7   0.5
Sam McGrew          13    0     0    3    0    0    0    3   0.2
Ernie Sims          13   -1     0    0    0    3    0    2   0.2
Drew Weatherford    13  -28     0    0    0    0    0  -28  -2.2
 Team                   -42     0    0    0    0    0  -42

Total.........      13 1222  3674  801  885  142   17 6741 518.5
Opponent......      13 1409  2611  116 1226  200   95 5657 435.2


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A.J. Nicholson      12   53   47   100  10.0- 22.0    1.0-  2.0     2- 59   2   12    .      1   .   .
Buster Davis        13   38   53    91  10.5- 29.0    2.0-  6.0      .      2    4   1-  0   .   .   .
Pat Watkins         13   44   33    77   2.5-  6.0       .          3- 34   5    .    .      1   .   .
Ernie Sims          13   22   50    72  10.0- 36.0    2.5- 23.0     2-  3   4    7   1-  0   .   .   .
Kyler Hall          13   36   33    69   2.5- 15.0    2.0- 14.0     3- 38   6    1   1-  0   1   .   .
Brodrick Bunkley    13   39   27    66  25.0- 90.0    9.0- 45.0      .      .   15   2-  0   1   .   .
Sam McGrew          13   20   34    54   4.5- 28.0    2.5- 24.0      .      3    2    .      1   .   .
Tony Carter         13   28   13    41   4.0- 10.0    1.0-  5.0     1-  8  12    1    .      .   .   .
Roger Williams      13   22   17    39   2.0-  5.0       .          1-  0   2    .   1-  0   2   .   .
Lawrence Timmons    13   17   18    35   3.5- 17.0    3.0- 17.0      .      1    6   1-  3   2   2   .
J.R. Bryant         13   20   15    35   1.0-  4.0       .           .      3    1    .      .   .   .
Marcello Church     12   18    8    26   8.0- 39.0    4.5- 19.0      .      2    4    .      .   1   .
Kamerion Wimbley    11   11   15    26  11.0- 68.0    7.5- 56.0      .      4   17    .      .   .   .
Andre Fluellen      12    8   18    26   7.5- 22.0    2.5- 14.0      .      .   12    .      .   .   .
Derek Nicholson     13    6   15    21   1.5-  5.0    0.5-  3.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
D.J. Norris         13   10   10    20   3.5-  7.0    0.5-  2.0      .      .    3    .      .   .   .
Alex Boston         13    5   13    18   4.5- 15.0    1.0-  8.0      .      .    5    .      1   .   .
Geno Hayes          13   13    4    17      .            .           .      1    2   1-  0   .   .   .
Gerard Ross          8   12    4    16      .            .           .      3    .    .      .   .   .
Michael Ray Garvin  11   12    4    16   1.0-  4.0    1.0-  4.0      .      1    .    .      1   .   .
Darrell Burston     12    5   10    15   5.0- 11.0    1.0-  4.0      .      2    6    .      .   .   .
Darius McClure      13    5    9    14      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   1   .
Trevor Ford          9    4    9    13      .            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Anthony Houllis     13    4    8    12      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   1   .
Letroy Guion        10    3    7    10   1.5-  2.0       .           .      .    1    .      .   .   .
Kenny Ingram        12    1    9    10   0.5-  0.0       .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Neefy Moffett       11    2    7     9   3.0- 14.0    2.0- 12.0      .      .    2   1-  0   .   .   .
Emmanuel Dunbar      8    2    5     7   2.0-  5.0       .           .      1    2    .      .   .   .
Courtney Abbott      1    5    1     6      .            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Roosevelt Lawson    11    3    2     5      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Willie Jones        11    2    3     5   1.5-  7.0    1.0-  6.0      .      .    3    .      .   .   .
Jae Thaxton          3    .    4     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Aaron Jones          6    1    2     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mikhal Kornegay     10    2    1     3      .            .           .      .    .   1- 14   1   .   .
Robert Hallback     11    1    2     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Joe Manning          2    .    2     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Rodney Gallon        9    .    2     2   0.5-  0.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Fred Rouse          11    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Kendrick Stewart     3    1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Leon Washington     11    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lorenzo Booker      13    1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
B.J. Dean           13    1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Cornelius Lewis     11    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Pat Davis            4    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chris Martin         2    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
James Coleman       13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Korey Mangum         1    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Anthony Kelly        3    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jeremey Franklin     5    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Patrick Harrington  12    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Philip Browning      1    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chris Davis         13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chris Hall          13    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Kenny O'Neal        11    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
 Team                     1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   1
Graham Gano          6    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Cory Niblock        11    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dumaka Atkins        6    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Greg Carr           12    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Matt Henshaw        13    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .

FLORIDA STATE 10, MIAMI 7

09/05/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State finally caught a break against Miami.

After six straight years of frustrating finishes, the Seminoles found some good fortune against their rivals when the Hurricanes botched a short, potential game-tying field goal in the closing minutes of Florida State's 10-7 victory Monday night.

Jon Peattie lined up for a 28-yarder after a 19-play, 81-yard drive by Miami stalled with about 2:30 left.

But holder Brian Monroe dropped a low snap that bounced off his hands and rolled back into the pile, never giving Peattie a chance to try the kick.

"We finally stole one from them like they've been stealing them from us," Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said. "It's about time."

With No. 9 Miami out of timeouts, No. 14 Florida State simply needed to run out the clock to secure its first victory over the Hurricanes since 1999.

"It made up for a lot of them but not all of them," said Bowden, who improved to 12-19 against Miami with FSU.

In a series that has seen countless missed field goals by Florida State decide games, Miami missed two and couldn't even get off the biggest one of the game.

"That sounds like Florida State doesn't it," Bowden said of Miami's kicking woes. "That sounds like us."

Florida State overcame its own inept offense (170 total yards) with a defense that registered nine sacks and some solid special teams plays.

Both Florida State's Drew Weatherford and Miami's Kyle Wright were making their first collegiate start at quarterback and, at times, neither looked ready to lead a team to victory in one of college football's fiercest rivalries.

Weatherford was not consistent, going 7-for-24 for 67 yards with an interception. He was pulled early in the fourth, but fellow redshirt freshman Xavier Lee had no luck moving the 'Noles, either.

Wright wasn't much better until the final Miami drive, when he completed six passes and converted three third downs to put the Hurricanes in position to break the Noles' hearts again.

Wright finished 16-for-28 for 232 yards and a touchdown pass.

So, it came down to the defenses and special teams, and even when those units set up their offenses with prime field position, it was no sure thing they'd capitalize. The Seminoles wasted a first-and-goal from the 1 in the third quarter.

Most of the talk leading up to the 50th meeting of Miami and Florida State was about the two first-time starters at quarterback. And when it took almost nine minutes for either team to complete a pass, it became apparent the offenses were in for a long night against two fast and furious defenses.

Wright worked through his problems, including two early interceptions and a few dropped passes, long enough to guide an 81-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter. The sophomore's first career TD pass was a 34-yarder, zipped over a defender to Ryan Moore to make it 10-7 Florida State.

The Seminoles held a three-point advantage at half time, but the signs weren't good for Florida State.

Weatherford had completed just three passes for 14 yards while Wright seemed to be capable of making plays when he got help from his line and receivers.

It looked even more ominous for Florida State when Lawrence Timmons blocked a Miami punt that left the Seminoles with first-and-goal at the 1. After three runs lost 3 yards and a false start pushed FSU back another 5, first-year starter Gary Cismesia hooked a 23-yard field goal left.

The Seminoles grabbed a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, with help from the first interception thrown by Wright.

The pick set up Florida State at the Miami 29 and moments later James Coleman bulled in from the 1 for a 7-0 lead and the Seminoles' first first-quarter TD against the 'Canes since FSU's last win six years ago.

Cismesia made the first field-goal attempt of his career from 37 yards out a few minutes later, much to the delight of the Seminoles fans, who have been crushed by bad kicks against Miami more times than they prefer to remember.

Meanwhile, Peattie, a veteran who made 15 of 24 field goal attempts last season, missed badly from 47 and 39 in the quarter.

It turned out to be a good omen for Florida State.

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

1st   0- 0  Opp, 47, field goal failed, 11:55
      7- 0  James Coleman, 1, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 8:38 
     10- 0  Gary Cismesia, 37, field goal, 3:50 
     10- 0  Opp, 39, field goal failed, 0:28 
2nd  10- 7  Opp, 34, pass (kick), 7:05 
3rd  10- 7  Gary Cismesia, 26, field goal failed, 10:32


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 9 21 Rushes-yards 33- 96 44- 81 Passing 74 232 Att-Comp-Int 26-8-1 28-16-2 Total Yards 59-170 72-313 Punt Returns 3-49 1-3 Kickoff Returns 0-0 3-44 Interception Ret. 2-25 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 8-36.5 8-33.6 Sacks By-Yds 9-61 1-2 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 7-70 7-75 3rd Down Conversions 2-14 4-16 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-1 Time of Posession 23:12 36:48 Attendance 84,347 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lorenzo Booker 12- 63 Leon Washington 13- 57 Drew Weatherford 2- 0 Ernie Sims 1- -1 James Coleman 3- -1 Team 2- -22 Receiving Lorenzo Booker 4- 33 De'Cody Fagg 2- 20 Leon Washington 1- 14 Kenny O'Neal 1- 7 Passing Drew Weatherford 24- 7-1- 67 Xavier Lee 2- 1-0- 7 Punt Return Lawrence Timmons 1- 27 Leon Washington 2- 22 Punting Chris Hall 8- 292 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kyler Hall 4 8 12 0.5- 1.0 . 1- 25 . . . . . . Pat Watkins 3 7 10 . . . . . . . . . Buster Davis 2 8 10 . . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 2 5 7 1.0- 1.0 . 1- 0 . . . . . . Tony Carter 5 2 7 2.0- 7.0 1.0- 5.0 . 1 . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley 4 1 5 2.0- 7.0 2.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley 2 2 4 2.5- 4.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . 1- 0 . . . Sam McGrew 2 2 4 1.0- 12.0 1.0- 12.0 . . . . . . . Marcello Church 1 2 3 1.5- 14.0 1.5- 14.0 . . . . . . . Gerard Ross 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . A.J. Nicholson . 3 3 0.5- 0.0 . . 2 . . . . . Darrell Burston . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 1 1 2 . . . . . . . 1 . Andre Fluellen 1 1 2 1.5- 15.0 1.5- 15.0 . . . . . . . Roger Williams . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett 1 . 1 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Trevor Ford . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Houllis . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Darius McClure . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TB    3  Leon Washington
FLK   5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TE   14  Matt Henshaw
SE   26  Willie Reid
FB   36  James Coleman
LT   62  Cory Niblock
C    63  David Castillo
RG   64  Matt Meinrod
RT   65  Jared Martin
LG   68  Jacky Claude
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
MLB   7  Buster Davis
RCB  11  Gerard Ross
LCB  15  Tony Carter
FS   22  Pat Watkins
SLB  34  Ernie Sims
RV   41  Kyler Hall
NG   52  Brodrick Bunkley
WLB  54  A.J. Nicholson
LE   92  Darrell Burston
RE   95  Kamerion Wimbley
DT   96  Andre Fluellen
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Fred Rouse
 4  Kenny O'Neal
 8  Roger Williams
 9  Xavier Lee
12  Gary Cismesia
21  Trevor Ford
23  Antone Smith
24  Darius McClure
28  Lorenzo Booker
##  NAME
-----------------------------
39  Marcello Church
42  Kenny Ingram
44  Sam McGrew
46  Anthony Houllis
48  Chris Hall
51  Jae Thaxton
59  Neefy Moffett
81  De'Cody Fagg
83  Lawrence Timmons

FLORIDA STATE 62, CITADEL 10

09/10/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After shaky performances earlier in the week, Florida State's two freshmen quarterbacks showed their talent Saturday night.

Drew Weatherford bounced back from after struggling in his first collegiate start to throw for 342 yards and two touchdowns as No. 11 Florida State beat Division I-AA The Citadel 62-10, its most points and yards in a game since the 2000 season.

Weatherford completed 26 of 37 passes, a vast improvement from Monday's 7-for-24 showing for 67 yards in a 10-7 win over Miami. His backup, Xavier Lee, was yanked after a first-half interception against The Citadel, but finished with 143 yards and a touchdown in reserve action.

"Both of them showed they can throw the football if we give them some time," Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said. "As it turned out, we had to pass to get the lead."

Trailing 10-3 with just over a minute left in the half, Florida State scored 45 straight points, including five third-quarter touchdowns, to lead 48-10 after three quarters.

"Coach Bowden reminded us...we weren't going to be able to show up and win," Weatherford said. "I think that's what a lot of us thought."

Lee also ran 24 yards for another score as the Seminoles (2-0) stayed on the ground for most of the fourth quarter, finishing with 629 total yards.

"The first series I was a little rattled," Lee said. "But after I relaxed and halftime came, I realized I had to get things done and just make plays."

Tailbacks Leon Washington, Lorenzo Booker and freshman Antone Smith each ran for scores in the third quarter and Weatherford finished off his night's work with a 40-yard touchdown pass to 6-foot-6 freshman Greg Carr, who moments later grabbed a 10-yard scoring pass from Lee.

The outmanned Citadel (1-1) was dominated by Florida State's defense, managing just 91 yards total offense and five first downs.

Meanwhile, Florida State's two quarterbacks connected with 11 different receivers.

Chris Davis caught nine passes for 125 yards, De'Cody Fagg had seven receptions for 113 yards and Carr had 104 yards on three catches in what the school believed was the first time three receivers have exceeded 100 yards in the same game.

Florida State paid The Citadel $400,000 to play the game, and give its young quarterbacks and receivers some practice.

"Time will tell if enough positives come out of this to make it worthwhile," Citadel coach Kevin Higgins said.

A couple of mistakes by Weatherford and an interception thrown by Lee kept The Citadel in the game during the first half.

After Lee was intercepted, the Bulldogs tied the game 3-3 five minutes into the second quarter on Blake Vandiver's career-high 45 yard field goal. Vince Hill then picked up a fumble by Weatherford and went 70 to give the Bulldogs a short-lived 10-3 late in the first half.

Florida State takes its young club on the road for the first time next Saturday for a key early-season Atlantic Coast Conference game at Boston College.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CITADEL
0
10
0
0
10
FLORIDA STATE
3
10
35
14
62

1st   3- 0  Gary Cismesia, 39, field goal, 5:12 
2nd   3- 3  Opp, 45, field goal, 9:47 
      3-10  Opp, 70, fumble recovery/return (kick), 2:39 
     10-10  Rod Owens, 5, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 1:08 
     13-10  Gary Cismesia, 46, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  20-10  Leon Washington, 14, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 13:36
     27-10  Lorenzo Booker, 2, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 11:00
     34-10  Antone Smith, 3, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 8:36 
     41-10  Greg Carr, 40, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 4:38 
     48-10  Greg Carr, 10, pass from Xavier Lee (Gary Cismesia, kick), 2:22 
4th  55-10  James Coleman, 1, run (Chase Goggans, kick), 14:37
     62-10  Xavier Lee, 24, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 10:38


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 5 Rushes-yards 32-144 32- 26 Passing 485 65 Att-Comp-Int 45-31-2 27-16-1 Total Yards 77-629 59-91 Punt Returns 6-79 0-0 Kickoff Returns 3-35 9-158 Interception Ret. 1-11 2-8 Fumble Returns 2-14 2-89 Punts 2-50.5 11-37.0 Sacks By-Yds 2-11 1-7 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 4-2 Penalties-Yds 7-71 8-38 3rd Down Conversions 9-13 3-17 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-2 Time of Posession 28:46 31:14 Attendance 79,152 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lorenzo Booker 4- 53 Antone Smith 8- 37 Leon Washington 7- 30 Lamar Lewis 5- 26 Xavier Lee 1- 24 James Coleman 1- 1 Drew Weatherford 6- -27 Receiving Chris Davis 9- 125 De'Cody Fagg 7- 113 Greg Carr 3- 104 Fred Rouse 1- 54 Rod Owens 2- 28 Joslin Shaw 1- 16 Matt Henshaw 3- 13 Donnie Carter 1- 9 Kenny O'Neal 1- 8 Leon Washington 1- 8 Lorenzo Booker 2- 7 Passing Drew Weatherford 37-26-1-342 Xavier Lee 8- 5-1-143 Punt Return Fred Rouse 4- 66 Leon Washington 2- 13 Kickoff Return Lamar Lewis 1- 27 Donnie Carter 1- 7 Antone Smith 1- 1 Punting Chris Hall 2- 101 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Derek Nicholson 1 8 9 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley 4 2 6 2.5- 8.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Letroy Guion 2 3 5 1.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . D.J. Norris 1 4 5 0.5- . . . . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 4 . 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Jae Thaxton . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Darius McClure . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Emmanuel Dunbar . 2 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Rodney Gallon . 2 2 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Geno Hayes 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Aaron Jones 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Roosevelt Lawson . 2 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Joe Manning . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 1 1 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 2 . 2 . . 1- 11 . . . . . . Roger Williams . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Alex Boston . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . J.R. Bryant 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Darrell Burston 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Tony Carter 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . James Coleman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Pat Davis . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Buster Davis 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Trevor Ford 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeremey Franklin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 1 . 1 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Anthony Kelly . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Korey Mangum . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Martin . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Sam McGrew . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Gerard Ross . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Mikhal Kornegay . . . . . . . . 1- 14 . . . Kyler Hall . . . . . . 1 . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 28, BOSTON COLLEGE 17

09/17/2005, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

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CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Florida State gave Boston College a rude welcome to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

A.J. Nicholson intercepted two passes, scoring on a 19-yard return on the first play of the game, and Greg Carr caught two touchdowns to help eighth-ranked Florida State beat No. 17 Boston College 28-17 on Saturday night and spoil the Eagles' ACC debut.

Nicholson's interceptions sparked the Seminoles (3-0, 2-0) to a 14-0 lead in the first five minutes before BC scored 17 unanswered points to take the lead. The Eagles (2-1) nursed the lead - thanks to a great play by Mathias Kiwanuka - until quarterback Quinton Porter left with an ankle injury and Florida State took advantage.

Drew Weatherford hit Carr on a 6-yard slant across the middle of the end zone with 10:13 left in the fourth to give the Seminoles a 21-17 lead. After Eagles backup Matthew Ryan's third consecutive three-and-out, Darius McClure blocked a punt deep in BC territory and Lorenzo Booker made up for a goal-line fumble by scoring from 4 yards out to make it 28-17.

BC drove to the Florida State 2 in the final three minutes, but couldn't score in seven tries, including a defensive holding penalty - and used up most of the clock while trying.

Weatherford was 20-for-38 for 243 yards and two touchdowns. Porter was 20-for-31 with one touchdown and two interceptions before leaving late in the third quarter, and Ryan was 7-for-11 for 89 yards, most of it on the last drive.

The ACC began courting Boston College in 2003 when it went looking to expand to 12 teams and play a lucrative championship game. But the conference snubbed the Eagles in the first round of expansion and instead asked Miami and Virginia Tech to join.

BC skulked back to the Big East before the ACC voted again, this time inviting the Eagles to join. After frigid farewell season in its old conference - and a couple of lawsuits and a multimillion dollar settlement - the Eagles were free to go.

They celebrated with a party at Fenway Park and dubbed Saturday "ACC Premier Day." A heavy rain put an early damper on the enthusiasm, and then Nicholson nearly finished it off.

Porter slipped backing away from the center and tried to ditch the ball in the flat toward Larry Lester, but Nicholson stepped in front of it and took it 19 yards into the end zone. Seven seconds into its much-balleyhooed entry into the superconference, Boston College was behind 7-0.

BC drove 55 yards on the next possession before Nicholson picked off another, but this time Porter knocked him out of bounds to postpone the touchdown. Florida State scored three plays later when Weatherford threw a 20-yard jump ball that the 6-foot-6 Carr pulled down over 5-foot-9 cornerback DeJuan Tribble in the corner of the end zone.

But BC reached Florida State territory four consecutive times - resulting in an interception, a field goal and two touchdowns - to take a 17-14 lead early in the second quarter. BC still led at the end of the third when Florida State drove to the BC 33 yard-line.

Weatherford hit Chris Davis for 29 yards on a third-and-10. On the next play, Booker broke free on a screen pass and went down the left sideline toward the goal line.

Kiwanuka stripped the ball from Booker as he spun at the goal line. The ball came down on the pylon, giving BC the ball at their own 20.

But Porter went out with a right ankle injury, and Ryan couldn't move the Eagles at all over the next three series. Weatherford, who had just 10 completions to that point, went 8-for-9 on the next drive and hit Carr on a slant across the middle of the end zone to give Florida State a 21-17 lead with 10:13 left.

Although the schools hadn't played in 25 years, Florida State coach Bobby Bowden has a little history with Boston College. He won his first road game with the Seminoles on Oct. 9, 1976, when Florida State beat BC 28-9.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
14
0
0
14
28
BOSTON COLLEGE
10
7
0
0
17

1st   7- 0  A.J. Nicholson, 19, interception return (Gary Cismesia, kick), 14:53
     14- 0  Greg Carr, 20, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 9:16 
     14- 3  Opp, 31, field goal, 4:37 
     14-10  Opp, 7, run (kick), 0:45 
2nd  14-17  Opp, 14, pass (kick), 10:36
3rd  14-17  Opp, 39, field goal failed, 9:22 
4th  21-17  Greg Carr, 5, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 10:13
     28-17  Lorenzo Booker, 4, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 3:53 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 24 Rushes-yards 19- 13 48-140 Passing 243 240 Att-Comp-Int 38-20-1 42-27-2 Total Yards 57-256 90-380 Punt Returns 5-34 3-9 Kickoff Returns 4-59 2-25 Interception Ret. 2-59 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 7-37.0 7-33.0 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-0 Penalties-Yds 3-23 5-35 3rd Down Conversions 6-13 8-18 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 22:23 37:37 Attendance 44,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Leon Washington 5- 24 Lorenzo Booker 8- 6 Drew Weatherford 6- -17 Receiving Chris Davis 4- 53 De'Cody Fagg 4- 53 Leon Washington 4- 43 Lorenzo Booker 2- 36 Greg Carr 3- 34 Matt Henshaw 2- 17 Rod Owens 1- 7 Passing Drew Weatherford 38-20-1-243 Punt Return Leon Washington 2- 16 Darius McClure 1- 13 Fred Rouse 2- 5 Kickoff Return Fred Rouse 3- 52 Leon Washington 1- 7 Punting Chris Hall 7- 259 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A.J. Nicholson 17 2 19 1.0- 1.0 . 2- 59 1 . . . . . Kyler Hall 7 4 11 . . . . . . . . . Tony Carter 5 2 7 0.5- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Sam McGrew 5 1 6 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Buster Davis 5 1 6 1.5- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Gerard Ross 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 3 . 3 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Roger Williams 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . D.J. Norris 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Fred Rouse 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Darrell Burston 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Trevor Ford 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Alex Boston . 1 1 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Anthony Houllis . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . J.R. Bryant . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Darius McClure . . . . . . . . . . 1 .

FLORIDA STATE 38, SYRACUSE 14

10/01/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Drew Weatherford passed for 234 yards and three touchdowns, including a 71-yard swing pass to Lorenzo Booker, and No. 6 Florida State defeated Syracuse 38-14 Saturday.

Weatherford, a redshirt freshman making his fourth collegiate start, also scored a touchdown as the Seminoles rolled up a 24-0 lead.

Florida State (4-0), which had nine sacks in its opener against Miami, got Syracuse quarterback Perry Patterson seven times.

With the temperature approaching 90 on a humid afternoon, Syracuse (1-3) was virtually helpless on offense through most of the game, managing only 57 yards and two first downs by halftime.

Syracuse's Damien Rhodes, who came into the game ranked 10th nationally with an average of 120.3 rushing yards, was held to 44 yards on 15 carries, but added 70 more with four catches.

Weatherford completed 17 of 26 passes, also throwing touchdown passes covering 43 yards to Willie Reid and 15 yards to Chris Davis.

Backup quarterback Xavier Lee passed for 162 yards, including a 75-yard completion to freshman Kenny O'Neal that set up the Seminoles final touchdown - an 11-yard run by Lamar Lewis.

Florida State took a 7-0 lead when Syracuse cornerback Steve Gregory bobbled an overthrown pass from Weatherford right into Reid's arms. Reid, who missed the last two games with a leg injury, grabbed the deflected overthrow in stride and scooted into the end zone uncontested.

The Seminoles got the ball back on the following kickoff when Mikhal Kornegay's hit forced Kareem Jones' fumble at the Syracuse 22 and the Seminoles were in the end zone two minutes later on Weatherford's 1-yard plunge.

Gary Cismesia's 37-yard field goal gave Florida State a 17-0 halftime lead.

Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, the winningest coach in major college football, improved to 355-102-4, remaining seven victories ahead of Penn State coach Joe Paterno.

The Orange did manage to become the first team to score on Florida State in the second half this season when Patterson ran 2 yards for a touchdown with 4:06 left in the third period. A 20-yard punt gave the Orange the ball at Florida State's 34 and a pass interference penalty set up Patterson's scoring run.

Patterson lobbed a 30-yard TD pass to Nicholas Chestnut, completing an 80-yard scoring drive late in the fourth quarter as Florida State was substituting freely.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
SYRACUSE
0
0
7
7
14
FLORIDA STATE
7
10
7
14
38

1st   7- 0  Willie Reid, 43, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 1:10 
2nd  14- 0  Drew Weatherford, 1, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 13:06
     17- 0  Gary Cismesia, 37, field goal, 9:07 
3rd  24- 0  Chris Davis, 15, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 10:45
     24- 7  Opp, 2, run (kick), 4:06 
4th  31- 7  Lorenzo Booker, 71, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 14:49
     31- 7  Gary Cismesia, 39, field goal failed, 12:34
     38- 7  Lamar Lewis, 11, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 6:12 
     38-14  Opp, 30, pass (kick), 3:20 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 12 Rushes-yards 36-116 31- 45 Passing 396 189 Att-Comp-Int 36-22-1 25-14-1 Total Yards 72-512 56-234 Punt Returns 4-20 1-4 Kickoff Returns 3-80 4-67 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-12 Fumble Returns 3-3 1-6 Punts 5-39.4 9-45.8 Sacks By-Yds 7-42 4-22 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 4-3 Penalties-Yds 10-85 5-40 3rd Down Conversions 7-16 4-15 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-1 Time of Posession 31:45 28:15 Attendance 83,717 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Leon Washington 9- 38 Lorenzo Booker 5- 35 Lamar Lewis 2- 21 Antone Smith 6- 17 Chris Davis 1- 8 Pat Davis 1- 3 James Coleman 1- 0 Drew Weatherford 8- -3 Xavier Lee 3- -3 Receiving Chris Davis 4- 89 Lorenzo Booker 3- 78 Kenny O'Neal 1- 75 Willie Reid 5- 70 De'Cody Fagg 3- 26 Leon Washington 1- 16 Matt Henshaw 2- 11 Joslin Shaw 1- 11 Chase Walker 1- 11 Matt Root 1- 9 Passing Drew Weatherford 26-17-1-234 Xavier Lee 10- 5-0-162 Punt Return Willie Reid 2- 12 Fred Rouse 2- 8 Kickoff Return Kenny O'Neal 2- 64 Leon Washington 1- 16 Punting Chris Hall 5- 197 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pat Watkins 4 2 6 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . 1 . . Brodrick Bunkley 3 2 5 2.0- 12.0 1.5- 10.0 . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 2 3 5 . . . . . 1- 3 1 . . Kamerion Wimbley 1 4 5 2.0- 17.0 2.0- 17.0 . . . . . . . Roger Williams 2 2 4 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . A.J. Nicholson 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Buster Davis 3 1 4 1.5- 4.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Sam McGrew 2 2 4 0.5- 0.0 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . J.R. Bryant 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson . 3 3 1.0- 4.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram . 3 3 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall . 2 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Tony Carter 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Darius McClure 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen . 2 2 1.0- 4.0 0.5- 4.0 . . . . . . . Mikhal Kornegay 1 . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . Geno Hayes 1 . 1 . . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Leon Washington 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lorenzo Booker . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Trevor Ford . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Houllis . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett . 1 1 0.5- 3.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . Philip Browning . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Alex Boston . 1 1 0.5- 4.0 0.5- 4.0 . . . . . . . Marcello Church . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . Letroy Guion . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Aaron Jones . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Willie Jones . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Kendrick Stewart . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 41, WAKE FOREST 24

10/08/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Greg Carr is making a name for himself in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The true freshman caught a 63-yard pass to set up the first of three fourth-quarter scores, helping No. 4 Florida State beat pesky Wake Forest 41-24 Saturday.

"We had them on the ropes," said Wake Forest tailback Chris Barclay, whose 31-yard touchdown run pulled his team to 20-17 late in the third quarter. "We had a good chance of upsetting these guys."

Following the score, Florida State (5-0, 3-0 ACC) was deep in its own territory, a play away from having to punt.

"I was concerned it was slipping away from us," Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said. "I was very concerned."

And the game was in the hands of freshmen.

Faced with a third-and-15 at his own 21, redshirt freshman Drew Weatherford escaped a heavy rush and threw the ball long for the 6-foot-6 Carr, who caught it near midfield and ran to the Wake Forest 16 for his big gain - on his 20th birthday.

"You don't see many 6-6 receivers who can jump like he can," Weatherford said. "It's kind of like a bail out for 50 yards down the field. I just threw it up and he made a play."

Wake Forest (2-4, 1-2) knew its upset hopes had ended.

"It was the back breaker," Wake Forest cornerback Alphonso Smith said.

"Kind of like a gut punch, it took the air out of us," Barclay agreed. "He's so tall, it's hard to match up."

On the next play, Weatherford found Fred Rouse for a 16-yard score to give Florida State a 27-17 lead.

"As you can see, man, we're doing it," said Rouse, also a true freshman who handles some punt return duties as well.

Leon Washington, who ran for 87 yards and added another 92 yards on four catches, agreed.

"They're doing a great job," Washington said. "We haven't had freshmen like that in a long time."

Florida State scored on a long swing pass on its next drive when Washington went 61 yards for a 34-17 lead. The same play worked a week earlier when Lorenzo Booker went 71 yards for a score.

Backup quarterback Xavier Lee scored the final touchdown for the Seminoles with 5:38 left.

Carr, who is averaging almost 30 yards a catch this season, caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Weatherford in the first quarter for his fifth TD catch of the season.

Weatherford threw for 351 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another as the offense rolled up 585 yards and 27 first downs. He completed 20 of 31 passes and also scored on a 1-yard run that gave Florida State a 7-0 lead.

"We're not maxed out," said Bowden, who hiked his Division I-A career-best victory total to 356. "The best is still ahead of us."

But Florida State's nationally ranked defense struggled all day against the pesky Demon Deacons. Though the Seminoles never trailed, they were in trouble heading into the last quarter.

Wake Forest rolled up 415 yards of its own.

Barclay, the ACC's leading rusher, finished with 125 yards against a rush defense that was ranked sixth nationally.

Wake Forest scored with 20 seconds left in the game on a 1-yard run by Kevin Marion, who scored its first touchdown on a 67-yard run.

Florida State's victory came with a price. The Seminoles lost senior guard Matt Meinrod, arguably their best offensive lineman, when he broke his fibula and dislocated the ankle on his left leg in the third quarter. School officials said he'll have surgery next week.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
7
0
10
7
24
FLORIDA STATE
17
3
0
21
41

1st   7- 0  Drew Weatherford, 1, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 10:23
     10- 0  Gary Cismesia, 30, field goal, 6:12 
     10- 7  Opp, 67, run (kick), 5:52 
     17- 7  Greg Carr, 28, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 0:24 
2nd  17- 7  Opp, 28, field goal failed, 13:32
     20- 7  Gary Cismesia, 37, field goal, 5:07 
3rd  20-10  Opp, 29, field goal, 4:37 
     20-17  Opp, 31, run (kick), 0:04 
4th  27-17  Fred Rouse, 16, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 14:27
     34-17  Leon Washington, 61, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 9:25 
     41-17  Xavier Lee, 1, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 5:38 
     41-24  Opp, 1, run (kick), 0:20 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 15 Rushes-yards 36-192 43-247 Passing 395 168 Att-Comp-Int 37-24-0 25-18-0 Total Yards 73-587 68-415 Punt Returns 6-63 0-0 Kickoff Returns 3-94 6-118 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 5-37.8 7-50.6 Sacks By-Yds 1-7 3-20 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-0 Penalties-Yds 8-64 5-65 3rd Down Conversions 5-13 5-17 4th Down Conversions 1-1 3-3 Time of Posession 30:28 29:32 Attendance 82,589 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lorenzo Booker 11- 94 Leon Washington 11- 87 Drew Weatherford 8- 16 Willie Reid 1- 5 B.J. Dean 1- 2 Lamar Lewis 1- 2 James Coleman 1- 0 Xavier Lee 2- -14 Receiving Greg Carr 3- 129 Leon Washington 4- 92 Willie Reid 3- 51 De'Cody Fagg 5- 42 Chris Davis 2- 24 Richard Goodman 2- 19 Fred Rouse 1- 16 Kenny O'Neal 1- 12 Matt Henshaw 1- 11 Lorenzo Booker 2- -1 Passing Drew Weatherford 31-20-0-351 Xavier Lee 6- 4-0- 44 Punt Return Willie Reid 4- 42 Fred Rouse 2- 21 Kickoff Return Kenny O'Neal 3- 94 Punting Chris Hall 5- 189 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A.J. Nicholson . 12 12 1.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Buster Davis 4 6 10 2.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Sam McGrew . 9 9 0.5- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Pat Watkins 5 3 8 . . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 2 4 6 1.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley 1 3 4 2.5- 11.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Marcello Church 1 3 4 1.5- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 1 3 4 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Tony Carter 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . J.R. Bryant 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 4 . 4 . . . . . . 1 . . Kyler Hall . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Darius McClure 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Roger Williams 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Robert Hallback 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . D.J. Norris 1 . 1 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Letroy Guion 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Fred Rouse 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Hall . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Alex Boston . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Geno Hayes . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Houllis . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Mikhal Kornegay . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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TB    3  Leon Washington
FLK   5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
SE   26  Willie Reid
FB   36  James Coleman
LT   62  Cory Niblock
C    63  David Castillo
RG   64  Matt Meinrod
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   79  David Overmyer
TE   88  Donnie Carter
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
MLB   7  Buster Davis
RC   11  Gerard Ross
LC   15  Tony Carter
FS   22  Pat Watkins
SLB  34  Ernie Sims
RV   41  Kyler Hall
NG   52  Brodrick Bunkley
WLB  54  A.J. Nicholson
RE   95  Kamerion Wimbley
DT   96  Andre Fluellen
LE   98  Alex Boston
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Kenny O'Neal
 8  Roger Williams
 9  Xavier Lee
10  Geno Hayes
12  Gary Cismesia
14  Matt Henshaw
16  Mikhal Kornegay
18  J.R. Bryant
24  Darius McClure
28  Lorenzo Booker
29  Michael Ray Garvin
30  Lamar Lewis
35  B.J. Dean
39  Marcello Church
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  Kenny Ingram
44  Sam McGrew
46  Anthony Houllis
48  Chris Hall
59  Neefy Moffett
81  De'Cody Fagg
82  D.J. Norris
83  Lawrence Timmons
84  Robert Hallback
85  Richard Goodman
89  Greg Carr
92  Darrell Burston
93  Letroy Guion

VIRGINIA 26, FLORIDA STATE 21

10/15/2005, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Bobby Bowden has seen a lot in 40 years of coaching, from Heisman Trophy winners to the wonder of Michael Vick in a national championship.

But he's never seen anything that topped what Marques Hagans did to the fourth-ranked Seminoles on Saturday night, dodging pass rushers all night long, and often finding a receiver and firing a laser into his arms while running for his life.

"I've never seen a quarterback make as many one-man plays as he made tonight," Bowden said after Hagans led Virginia to a 26-21 victory against the Seminoles.

"We couldn't stop that dadgum No. 18," Bowden said.

Hagans threw for a career-best 306 yards and two touchdowns and Connor Hughes kicked four field goals for the Cavaliers (4-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who reprised history and beat a top-5 team for only the second time in their history.

The other was Florida State, too, 10 years ago.

This one, though, was particularly sweet for the Cavaliers, coming as they were off back-to-back double-digit road losses at Maryland and Boston College.

"I'm tired," said Hagans, who connected on 27 of 36 passes. "But the win was so big. We had lost two in a row and the season was on the line."

Like their victory in 1995, which ended with Warrick Dunn stopped inches from the goal line on the final play to preserve a 33-28 victory, this one went to the wire, too, sealed by Tony Franklin's interception of Drew Weatherford with 50 seconds left.

"It was real tense," said All-ACC linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who played for only the second time this season after knee surgery. "We just needed someone to make a play."

Franklin's interception was the third of the night for Virginia.

"It's a great feeling," the senior, one of four captains, said. "Take it back to high school when I won the state championship. It's on that level."

Leading 26-10 entering the final quarter, the Cavaliers led only 26-21 when they stopped the Seminoles (5-1, 3-1) near midfield with 3 1/2 minutes to go.

Hagans then ran for 6 yards before Florida State's Tony Carter was called for pass interference on third down, giving Virginia a badly needed first down.

After Hagans came up a yard short on the next third-and-7 run, the Cavaliers punted and Florida State got one last chance from its own 26 with 56 seconds left.

Weatherford threw deep downfield, but Franklin was inside the receiver and made the catch. Two downings of the ball brought thousands of students out onto the field.

"It's huge," said Hughes, who stretched his string of field goals made to 10 with kicks of 50, 37, 35 and 45 yards. "I feel like we finally broke through. We really held on and showed some guts today at the end of the game, and that's something we really needed to prove not only to ourselves, but I feel like everybody around us."

Florida State, with Weatherford looking less like a freshman as the game got more tense, had rallied behind his 22-yard touchdown pass to Chris Davis and a 32-yard field goal from Gary Cismesia, a drive when Virginia held at its own 15-yard line.

Weatherford finished 35-for-59 for 377 yards.

Florida State lost because it had no answer for Hagans, who used his speed to get away from defenders all night, repeatedly buying time and completing passes on the run. Virginia finished with only 20 yards rushing on 28 attempts, and Hagans officially carried nine times for minus 4 yards, but he clearly frustrated the Seminoles.

"You could hear them talking whenever you scoot out of the pocket or a possible sack," he said of the defenders, who are accustomed to running down quarterbacks.

But it almost was for naught when the Seminoles rallied.

First, Weatherford covered 47 yards in two plays - a 25-yard pass to Willie Reid and a dump off that Davis took down the right sideline for a touchdown. Down 10, Weatherford also calmly hit 6-foot-6 Greg Carr for the 2-point conversion.

After Virginia failed to get a first down for the second series in a row, the Seminoles drove 73 yards in 11 plays, ending with Cismesia's 32-yard field goal.

But then Hagans made a few more plays to kill clock, and Franklin finished it.

"I don't have a lot to say," Bowden said. "All I want to say, you can't print."

The Cavaliers led 23-10 at halftime, getting their second touchdown with 19 seconds left when Hagans was flushed from the pocket, scrambled right and hit Wali Lundy, who dodged several defenders and made a final lunge to get the ball into the end zone.

Virginia also intercepted two passes, one by Marcus Hamilton to halt the Seminoles' opening drive at the Virginia 34, and one to start a 74-yard drive that ended with Hagans' 21-yard pass to Jonathan Stupar in the right corner of the end zone.

On the play before, Hagans made an even better throw on the run, a third-and-16 past that somehow got past a Seminoles defender to Emmanuel Byers for a 28-yard gain.

The second interception, by Chris Gorham at the Seminoles 36, led to Hughes' third field goal, a 35-yarder that gave the Cavaliers a 16-10 lead 1:29 before halftime.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
3
0
11
21
VIRGINIA
10
13
3
0
26

1st   0- 7  Opp, 21, pass (kick), 10:13
      7- 7  Lorenzo Booker, 58, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 7:49 
      7-10  Opp, 50, field goal, 5:56 
2nd  10-10  Gary Cismesia, 22, field goal, 14:22
     10-13  Opp, 37, field goal, 8:59 
     10-16  Opp, 35, field goal, 1:29 
     10-23  Opp, 16, pass (kick), 0:19 
3rd  10-26  Opp, 45, field goal, 11:36
     10-26  Gary Cismesia, 32, field goal failed, 5:24 
4th  18-26  Chris Davis, 22, pass from Drew Weatherford (Greg Carr, pass from Drew Weatherford), 12:31
     21-26  Gary Cismesia, 32, field goal, 7:35 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 26 22 Rushes-yards 21- 95 28- 20 Passing 377 306 Att-Comp-Int 59-35-3 39-27-0 Total Yards 80-472 67-326 Punt Returns 4-25 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-61 5-129 Interception Ret. 0-0 3-14 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 4-29.0 6-39.0 Sacks By-Yds 3-31 1-6 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0 Penalties-Yds 13-123 9-56 3rd Down Conversions 11-18 4-14 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 28:03 31:57 Attendance 63,106 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lorenzo Booker 7- 69 Leon Washington 8- 26 Drew Weatherford 4- 5 Chris Davis 1- -2 Team 1- -3 Receiving Willie Reid 7- 100 Chris Davis 4- 78 Greg Carr 3- 53 De'Cody Fagg 5- 42 Leon Washington 5- 36 Matt Henshaw 4- 28 Joslin Shaw 1- 12 Lorenzo Booker 3- 9 Donnie Carter 1- 9 Kenny O'Neal 1- 8 Lamar Lewis 1- 2 Passing Drew Weatherford 59-35-3-377 Punt Return Willie Reid 4- 25 Kickoff Return Kenny O'Neal 1- 46 Lamar Lewis 1- 15 Punting Chris Hall 4- 116 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A.J. Nicholson 4 5 9 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Buster Davis 3 4 7 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 1 6 7 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Sam McGrew 3 3 6 1.0- 12.0 1.0- 12.0 . . . . 1 . . Courtney Abbott 5 1 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Tony Carter 4 2 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Roger Williams 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley 2 2 4 2.0- 19.0 2.0- 19.0 . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley . 2 2 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Willie Jones . 2 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Darius McClure 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . D.J. Norris 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . J.R. Bryant 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Letroy Guion . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Geno Hayes 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kenny O'Neal 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 55, DUKE 24

10/22/2005, DURHAM, NC

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DURHAM, N.C. - Drew Weatherford threw two touchdown passes and backup Xavier Lee added two of his own to help No. 11 Florida State bounce back from its first loss of the season with a 55-24 victory over Duke on Saturday.

Greg Carr caught three of the TDs and third-string tailback Antone Smith ran for two scores for the Seminoles (6-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who still struggled to generate a running game against the outmanned Blue Devils (1-7, 0-5). Smith was the leading rusher with 76 yards, and 45 of those came on a spectacular run early in the fourth quarter with the outcome no longer in doubt.

On fourth-and-2, Smith broke five tackles near the line of scrimmage - including a couple deep in his own backfield - then dove through another at the goal line.

Weatherford and Lee more than made up for the lack of success on the ground. Combined, they were 34-for-49 for 376 yards against the fourth-best pass defense in the ACC to help Florida State improve to 14-0 in the series.

However, this game was much more competitive than any of the others, even while the Seminoles scored at least 45 points for the fifth consecutive trip to Wallace Wade Stadium. Duke amassed 195 yards rushing and was within 24-14 midway through the third quarter following Justin Boyle's 1-yard touchdown plunge.

That score came after Ronnie Drummer sprinted 55 yards on a reverse to set up first-and-goal, the third game in a row he's had a run of at least 50 yards.

Florida State regained control by going 78 yards to extend the lead, with Smith running around the left end untouched to make it 31-14. Weatherford was 3-for-3 on the drive.

Perhaps Duke's final chance came on the ensuing possession, when coach Ted Roof called for a fake punt from his own 27-yard line. Punter Chris Sprague was stopped for a 2-yard loss, and on the next play, Lee lobbed a perfect pass over cornerback John Talley that Carr caught in the corner of the end zone.

In fact, all of his TDs came on similar plays, where the 6-foot-6 Carr simply jumped over the 5-11 Talley. Those offset Talley's fifth interception in the final seconds of the first half.

Weatherford finished 24-for-32 for 276 yards, while Lee was 10-for-17 for 100 to help the Seminoles pile up 539 yards of total offense.

The Blue Devils already had clinched their 11th consecutive losing season, but their inspired effort included several stellar performances by underclassmen. Freshman Requan Boyette rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown, and Drummer, a sophomore, ran for 77 yards on only two carries and added 60-yard kickoff return.

Joe Surgan, another first-year player, kicked a career-long 47-yard field goal.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
14
7
17
17
55
DUKE
0
7
7
10
24

1st   7- 0  Chris Davis, 23, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 4:47 
     14- 0  Greg Carr, 12, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 3:44 
2nd  14- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 6:32 
     21- 7  Lorenzo Booker, 1, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 2:17 
3rd  24- 7  Gary Cismesia, 30, field goal, 9:54 
     24-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 7:07 
     31-14  Antone Smith, 1, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 3:10 
     38-14  Greg Carr, 25, pass from Xavier Lee (Gary Cismesia, kick), 2:17 
4th  41-14  Gary Cismesia, 49, field goal, 13:18
     41-21  Opp, 78, run (kick), 13:01
     48-21  Antone Smith, 45, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 10:20
     48-24  Opp, 47, field goal, 8:32 
     55-24  Greg Carr, 12, pass from Xavier Lee (Gary Cismesia, kick), 5:20 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 32 15 Rushes-yards 33-163 36-191 Passing 376 52 Att-Comp-Int 49-34-1 19-9-1 Total Yards 82-539 55-243 Punt Returns 2-39 0-0 Kickoff Returns 4-51 9-272 Interception Ret. 1-23 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 1-30.0 4-43.5 Sacks By-Yds 1-4 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 11-98 9-67 3rd Down Conversions 7-13 1-10 4th Down Conversions 2-3 1-3 Time of Posession 36:30 23:30 Attendance 21,731 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Antone Smith 7- 76 Xavier Lee 3- 42 Leon Washington 6- 21 Chris Davis 1- 14 Lorenzo Booker 10- 8 Pat Davis 2- 5 Drew Weatherford 1- 2 Lamar Lewis 1- 1 James Coleman 1- 1 Greg Carr 1- -7 Receiving Greg Carr 6- 95 Willie Reid 6- 53 Leon Washington 2- 44 Chris Davis 3- 40 Lorenzo Booker 6- 30 Rod Owens 1- 26 Joslin Shaw 1- 21 Antone Smith 2- 16 Donnie Carter 1- 12 Richard Goodman 2- 11 Matt Root 1- 10 Matt Henshaw 1- 9 Lamar Lewis 1- 5 B.J. Dean 1- 4 Passing Drew Weatherford 32-24-1-276 Xavier Lee 17-10-0-100 Punt Return Willie Reid 1- 36 Lorenzo Booker 1- 3 Kickoff Return Willie Reid 2- 35 Kenny O'Neal 2- 16 Punting Chris Hall 1- 30 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Ray Garvin 5 1 6 1.0- 4.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . Kyler Hall 5 . 5 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . A.J. Nicholson 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Emmanuel Dunbar 2 2 4 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 2 1 3 . . 1- 23 1 . . . . . J.R. Bryant 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Geno Hayes 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Roosevelt Lawson 3 . 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Sam McGrew 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen . 2 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Roger Williams 2 . 2 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Buster Davis . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Darius McClure . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . D.J. Norris . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Gerard Ross . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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TB    3  Leon Washington
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TE   14  Matt Henshaw
WR   26  Willie Reid
FB   36  James Coleman
LT   62  Cory Niblock
C    63  David Castillo
RG   67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   79  David Overmyer
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LB    7  Buster Davis
CB   15  Tony Carter
CB   18  J.R. Bryant
FS   22  Pat Watkins
LB   34  Ernie Sims
RVR  41  Kyler Hall
DT   52  Brodrick Bunkley
LB   54  A.J. Nicholson
DE   95  Kamerion Wimbley
DT   96  Andre Fluellen
DE   98  Alex Boston
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Kenny O'Neal
 6  Chase Walker
 6  Willie Jones
 8  Roger Williams
 9  Xavier Lee
10  Geno Hayes
11  Gerard Ross
12  Gary Cismesia
16  Tommy Keane
16  Mikhal Kornegay
23  Antone Smith
24  Darius McClure
27  Pat Davis
27  Russell Ball
28  Lorenzo Booker
29  Michael Ray Garvin
30  Lamar Lewis
32  Joe Surratt
35  B.J. Dean
37  Chase Goggans
37  Rodney Gallon
39  Marcello Church
40  Roosevelt Lawson
42  Kenny Ingram
44  Sean Compton
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Sam McGrew
46  Anthony Houllis
48  Chris Hall
55  Derek Nicholson
56  Kendrick Stewart
58  Dumaka Atkins
59  Neefy Moffett
61  Garrison Sanborn
72  Ron Lunford
74  Geoff Berniard
75  Mario Henderson
76  Myles Hodish
77  Jared Martin
80  Joslin Shaw
82  Patrick Harrington
82  D.J. Norris
83  Lawrence Timmons
84  Robert Hallback
85  Richard Goodman
86  Rod Owens
87  Matt Root
88  Donnie Carter
89  Greg Carr
90  Aaron Jones
91  Emmanuel Dunbar

FLORIDA STATE 35, MARYLAND 27

10/29/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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TALLAHASSEE, FL - Drew Weatherford and James Coleman scored fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead No. 10 Florida State to a 35-27 come-from-behind victory over Maryland on Saturday.

Weatherford's 15-yard run with 8:52 left gave the Seminoles a 28-27 lead and they scored three minutes later on Coleman's 1-yard run. Coleman's score was set up by Ernie Sims' interception.

Maryland's final bid for a tie ended with 52 seconds left when Joel Statham was sacked by A.J. Nicholson at the Florida State 40. The Seminoles avoided losing to the Terps for a second straight year.

Florida State (7-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) can lock up a spot in the first league title game Dec. 3 at Jacksonville with a victory over North Carolina State next Saturday.

Maryland (4-4, 2-3) scored 24 straight points midway through the game, building a 24-14 lead on Dan Ennis' 40-yard field goal three minutes into the second half.

But the Seminoles turned to their favorite weapon, freshman wide receiver Greg Carr, to get back into the game.

The 6-foot-6 Carr caught a 37-yard pass to the Maryland 1 and then, after two plays lost yards, he broke wide open in the end zone to snag a 4-yard scoring pass to cut Maryland's lead to 24-21.

After Ennis kicked a 35-yard field goal to start the fourth quarter and give the Terrapins a 27-21 lead, Carr was again center stage.

A pair of pass interference calls against Maryland's Gerrick McPhearson, who was trying to defend Carr, set up Weatherford's go-head score.

Florida State wasted a fast start and its fans booed the Seminoles off the field at the half when they took a knee on the final play before the break.

Leon Washington scored on a 3-yard run on Florida State's first offensive series and Willie Reid added a 61-yard punt return TD to give the Seminoles a 14-0 lead in the opening minute of the second quarter.

But Maryland countered with three touchdowns in a span of nine minutes to take a 21-14 halftime lead. Statham ran for a score and added touchdown passes covering 29 yards to Derrick Fenner and 20 yards to Jo Jo Walker.

Statham, who sparked Maryland's 20-17 victory over Florida State a year ago, completed 15 of 29 passes for 177 yards.

Weatherford, a redshirt freshman leading the ACC in passing, completed 27 of 37 passes for 264 yards, but was intercepted twice. Reid had seven catches for 90 yards and finished with 227 all purpose yards.

Maryland defensive back Milton Harris was taken to the hospital after suffering a possible neck or head injury late in the third quarter of the Terrapins' game at Florida State.

However, officials did not immediately have an update on Harris' condition when the game ended.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MARYLAND
0
21
3
3
27
FLORIDA STATE
7
7
7
14
35

1st   7- 0  Leon Washington, 3, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 11:51
      7- 0  Gary Cismesia, 47, field goal failed, 1:06 
2nd  14- 0  Willie Reid, 61, punt return/blocked punt (Gary Cismesia, kick), 14:05
     14- 6  Opp, 1, run (kick failed), 9:20 
     14-14  Opp, 29, pass (pass), 2:24 
     14-21  Opp, 20, pass (kick), 0:47 
3rd  14-24  Opp, 40, field goal, 12:16
     21-24  Greg Carr, 4, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 6:45 
4th  21-27  Opp, 35, field goal, 13:03
     28-27  Drew Weatherford, 15, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 8:52 
     35-27  James Coleman, 1, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 5:33 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 19 Rushes-yards 33-136 33-126 Passing 264 206 Att-Comp-Int 37-27-2 30-16-1 Total Yards 70-400 63-332 Punt Returns 2-97 0-0 Kickoff Returns 5-114 6-134 Interception Ret. 1-3 2-2 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 2-34.5 4-43.0 Sacks By-Yds 3-18 1-6 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 9-91 4-40 3rd Down Conversions 6-12 6-14 4th Down Conversions 0-1 1-2 Time of Posession 32:58 27:02 Attendance 82,626 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lorenzo Booker 14- 60 Leon Washington 10- 41 Drew Weatherford 3- 25 Chris Davis 1- 8 James Coleman 2- 5 B.J. Dean 1- 0 Antone Smith 1- 0 Team 1- -3 Receiving Willie Reid 7- 90 Chris Davis 7- 63 Greg Carr 4- 55 Lorenzo Booker 4- 19 Rod Owens 1- 17 Joslin Shaw 2- 16 James Coleman 2- 4 Passing Drew Weatherford 37-27-2-264 Punt Return Willie Reid 2- 97 Kickoff Return Kenny O'Neal 3- 74 Willie Reid 2- 40 Punting Chris Hall 2- 69 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ernie Sims 3 8 11 1.0- 6.0 0.5- 5.0 1- 3 . . 1- 0 . . . Roger Williams 4 4 8 . . . 1 . . . . . Kyler Hall 1 6 7 . . . 2 . . . . . Pat Watkins 2 5 7 . . . . . . . . . J.R. Bryant 3 3 6 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley 3 3 6 2.5- 8.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 3 3 6 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Alex Boston . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen 1 2 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . D.J. Norris 1 2 3 0.5- 2.0 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley . 3 3 0.5- 6.0 0.5- 6.0 . 2 . . . . . Geno Hayes 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Darrell Burston . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Tony Carter 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Emmanuel Dunbar . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Graham Gano 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Robert Hallback . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Houllis . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Darius McClure 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sam McGrew . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TB    3  Leon Washington
FLK   5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
SE   26  Willie Reid
FB   36  James Coleman
LT   62  Cory Niblock
C    63  David Castillo
RG   67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   79  David Overmyer
TE   88  Donnie Carter
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
LC   15  Tony Carter
RC   18  J.R. Bryant
SLB  34  Ernie Sims
RV   41  Kyler Hall
NG   52  Brodrick Bunkley
WLB  54  A.J. Nicholson
RE   95  Kamerion Wimbley
DT   96  Andre Fluellen
LE   98  Alex Boston
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Fred Rouse
 4  Kenny O'Neal
10  Geno Hayes
12  Gary Cismesia
16  Mikhal Kornegay
22  Pat Watkins
23  Antone Smith
24  Darius McClure
28  Lorenzo Booker
29  Michael Ray Garvin
30  Lamar Lewis
35  B.J. Dean
39  Marcello Church
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  Graham Gano
44  Sam McGrew
46  Anthony Houllis
48  Chris Hall
55  Derek Nicholson
80  Joslin Shaw
82  D.J. Norris
83  Lawrence Timmons
84  Robert Hallback
86  Rod Owens
89  Greg Carr
91  Emmanuel Dunbar
92  Darrell Burston

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 20, FLORIDA STATE 15

11/05/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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TALLAHASSEE, FL - Andre Brown ran for 179 yards and a touchdown and North Carolina State intercepted Drew Weatherford three times to upset No. 9 Florida State 20-15 for its third victory in five years over the Seminoles.

Florida State (7-2, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) backed into the league's first championship game scheduled next month in Jacksonville because Boston College lost at North Carolina.

Without injured tailback Leon Washington, Florida State's offense managed 43 yards rushing and was unable to get the ball to6-foot-6 receiver Greg Carr, who came into the game leading the ACC in touchdown catches and yards receiving.

Weatherford was particularly ineffective in the second half, completing 5 of 17 passes for 55 yards while throwing three interceptions. He was relieved for two series midway in the fourth quarter by an equally ineffective Xavier Lee.

Florida State, which had averaged 40 points a game over its last seven contests, scored its lone touchdown midway through the second quarter when Chris Davis went 33 yards with a slant pass from Weatherford for a 10-7 lead.

The Seminoles' only other points came on field goals of 25 and 48 yards by Gary Cismesia, and a safety.

N.C. State (4-4, 2-4) built a 20-10 lead late in the third quarter when Anthony Hill caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Marcus Stone.

Brown, who ran for 248 yards a week ago, raced 65 yards for a touchdown that gave the Wolfpack a 7-0 lead 17 seconds into the game. John Deraney added field goals of 48 and 22 yards.

The defense did the rest.

Interceptions in the final two minutes by A.J. Davis and Garland Heath helped the Wolfpack survive a pair of late blocked punts in the final 6:09.

After A.J. Davis' second interception of the game - in the end zone with 1:50 left - Deraney took a safety and Florida State got a last chance in the final minute before Heath ended it his interception.

On top of the defeat, the Seminoles lost their top pass rusher. Defensive end Kamerion Wimbley left the game late in the first half with a left knee injury and did not return.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
7
3
10
0
20
FLORIDA STATE
0
10
0
5
15

1st   0- 7  Opp, 65, run (kick), 14:43
2nd   3- 7  Gary Cismesia, 25, field goal, 12:13
     10- 7  Chris Davis, 33, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 7:38 
     10-10  Opp, 48, field goal, 4:18 
3rd  10-13  Opp, 22, field goal, 8:21 
     10-20  Opp, 4, pass (kick), 0:39 
4th  13-20  Gary Cismesia, 48, field goal, 5:41 
     15-20  Team, safety, 0:53 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 11 Rushes-yards 23- 43 44-196 Passing 184 85 Att-Comp-Int 45-20-3 17-9-0 Total Yards 68-227 61-281 Punt Returns 7-63 5-48 Kickoff Returns 5-98 3-50 Interception Ret. 0-0 3-86 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 9-39.2 9-31.3 Sacks By-Yds 3-4 3-14 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 7-50 9-60 3rd Down Conversions 2-16 2-15 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 28:19 31:41 Attendance 83,912 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Antone Smith 4- 28 Lorenzo Booker 12- 15 Drew Weatherford 7- 0 Receiving Chris Davis 5- 53 Lorenzo Booker 4- 42 Rod Owens 3- 32 Fred Rouse 2- 28 Willie Reid 2- 14 Antone Smith 2- 8 Matt Henshaw 1- 5 Joslin Shaw 1- 2 Passing Drew Weatherford 38-19-3-181 Xavier Lee 7- 1-0- 3 Punt Return Willie Reid 4- 25 Marcello Church 1- 16 Lawrence Timmons 0- 14 Anthony Houllis 1- 8 Sam McGrew 0- 3 Fred Rouse 1- -3 Kickoff Return Kenny O'Neal 3- 58 Fred Rouse 1- 23 Lamar Lewis 1- 17 Punting Chris Hall 9- 353 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Buster Davis 2 11 13 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 1 12 13 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley 2 8 10 3.0- 6.0 1.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 1 8 9 2.5- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 5 4 9 . . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen . 8 8 2.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Sam McGrew . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Houllis 2 1 3 . . . . . . . 1 . Marcello Church 3 . 3 2.0- 7.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . 1 . Alex Boston . 3 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Darrell Burston 1 2 3 1.5- 2.0 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . Tony Carter 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Roger Williams 2 1 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . J.R. Bryant 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Kyler Hall 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley 1 1 2 1.5- 6.0 . . . . . . . . B.J. Dean 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Trevor Ford . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Cornelius Lewis 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Cory Niblock 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . D.J. Norris . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FLK   5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
SE   26  Willie Reid
TB   28  Lorenzo Booker
FB   36  James Coleman
LT   62  Cory Niblock
C    63  David Castillo
RG   66  Cornelius Lewis
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   79  David Overmyer
TE   88  Donnie Carter
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LE    6  Willie Jones
MLB   7  Buster Davis
LC   15  Tony Carter
RC   18  J.R. Bryant
FS   22  Pat Watkins
SLB  34  Ernie Sims
RV   41  Kyler Hall
NG   52  Brodrick Bunkley
WLB  54  A.J. Nicholson
RE   95  Kamerion Wimbley
DT   96  Andre Fluellen
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Fred Rouse
 4  Kenny O'Neal
 8  Roger Williams
 9  Xavier Lee
12  Gary Cismesia
14  Matt Henshaw
21  Trevor Ford
23  Antone Smith
30  Lamar Lewis
35  B.J. Dean
39  Marcello Church
42  Kenny Ingram
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  Graham Gano
44  Sam McGrew
46  Anthony Houllis
48  Chris Hall
55  Derek Nicholson
67  John Frady
80  Joslin Shaw
82  D.J. Norris
83  Lawrence Timmons
86  Rod Owens
92  Darrell Burston
98  Alex Boston

CLEMSON 35, FLORIDA STATE 14

11/12/2005, CLEMSON, SC

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CLEMSON, SC - Charlie Whitehurst threw for 269 yards and three touchdowns to lead Clemson over No. 17 Florida State 35-14 Saturday, the second time in three meetings that Tigers coach Tommy Bowden has beaten father Bobby.

Whitehurst went 21-of-32 a week after resting his sore shoulder and Chansi Stuckey had 11 catches for 156 yards and two TDs for Clemson (5-4, 3-4 Atlantic Coast).

The Seminoles (7-3, 5-3) gained just 226 yards as they lost for the second game in a row and the third time in their last five. They have lost three games in the ACC for the first time since joining the league in 1992.

Florida State came into Saturday with the ACC's top passing offense at 309 yards a contest, but Clemson's defense rushed the Seminoles freshmen quarterbacks all game, getting six sacks and leaving little time for receivers to get open. Starter Drew Weatherford was 12-of-27 for 117 yards and two interceptions, while Xavier Lee, who entered the game in the fourth quarter, was 1-of-7 for seven yards.

The Bowden Bowl started in 1999 as a fun family reunion. Now, both coaches say it's an ordeal that guarantees someone named Bowden is going to leave with fans sniping at him.

Once again, it will be Bobby Bowden. And for the second time in the last three meetings, the Seminoles will have lost a game in which they entered as heavy favorites. Two years ago, some fans grumbled that he lost to Clemson to help save his son's job. This year they'll want to know why Florida State has been held under 230 total yards in two straight ACC losses.

On the other sideline, Whitehurst showed no ill effects from taking last week off to rest his aching throwing shoulder, completing six of eight passes for 100 yards in Clemson's first two drives as the Tigers took a 14-0 lead.

A blocked punt recovered for a touchdown and two field goals helped Florida State tie it at 14 at the half, but the Tigers defense took over in the third quarter.

Clemson picked off Weatherford twice in the quarter, leading Bobby Bowden to put Lee in. But Lee couldn't get his team going either, with his receivers dropping at least two sure catches as the clock wound down.

Meanwhile, a 32-yard touchdown pass to Stuckey, an 8-yard scoring run by James Davis and a 4-yard TD catch by Aaron Kelly put the game away for the Tigers, who became eligible for a bowl for the seventh straight year.

Davis ran for 65 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns for Clemson.

Lorenzo Booker ran for 112 yards on 16 carries for Florida State.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
14
0
0
14
CLEMSON
14
0
21
0
35

1st   0- 7  Opp, 22, pass (kick), 10:25
      0-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 5:17 
2nd   0-14  Opp, 56, field goal failed, 14:11
      3-14  Gary Cismesia, 31, field goal, 11:49
      6-14  Gary Cismesia, 47, field goal, 7:38 
     14-14  Geno Hayes, 0, punt return/blocked punt (De'Cody Fagg, pass from Drew Weatherford), 2:03 
3rd  14-21  Opp, 32, pass (kick), 8:58 
     14-28  Opp, 8, run (kick), 5:07 
     14-35  Opp, 4, pass (kick), 0:34 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 11 18 Rushes-yards 32-102 41- 85 Passing 124 269 Att-Comp-Int 34-13-2 33-21-1 Total Yards 66-226 74-354 Punt Returns 3-53 5-24 Kickoff Returns 4-85 4-82 Interception Ret. 1-0 2-34 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 9-39.9 8-31.5 Sacks By-Yds 3-27 6-40 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-0 Penalties-Yds 7-45 2-20 3rd Down Conversions 5-19 6-16 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-1 Time of Posession 27:03 32:57 Attendance 80,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lorenzo Booker 16- 112 Antone Smith 6- 17 Drew Weatherford 4- -7 Chris Davis 1- -7 Xavier Lee 5- -13 Receiving Willie Reid 4- 56 Matt Henshaw 3- 54 Lorenzo Booker 5- 7 Chris Davis 1- 7 Passing Drew Weatherford 27-12-2-117 Xavier Lee 7- 1-0- 7 Punt Return Lawrence Timmons 1- 28 Willie Reid 2- 25 Geno Hayes 0- 0 Kickoff Return Kenny O'Neal 2- 48 Willie Reid 2- 37 Punting Chris Hall 9- 359 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Buster Davis 6 3 9 2.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall 9 . 9 1.0- 12.0 1.0- 12.0 . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley 8 . 8 3.0- 14.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 7 1 8 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 7 . 7 . . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . J.R. Bryant 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen 4 . 4 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Tony Carter 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Geno Hayes 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Roger Williams 1 1 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Marcello Church 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Houllis 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Sam McGrew 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 1 . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . Lorenzo Booker 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Greg Carr 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Trevor Ford . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Darius McClure 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Patrick Harrington 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TE   14  Matt Henshaw
WR   26  Willie Reid
RB   28  Lorenzo Booker
FB   36  James Coleman
LT   62  Cory Niblock
C    63  David Castillo
RG   66  Cornelius Lewis
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   79  David Overmyer
TE   88  Donnie Carter
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LB    7  Buster Davis
CB   15  Tony Carter
CB   18  J.R. Bryant
FS   22  Pat Watkins
LB   34  Ernie Sims
SS   41  Kyler Hall
NG   52  Brodrick Bunkley
LB   54  A.J. Nicholson
RE   82  D.J. Norris
DT   96  Andre Fluellen
LE   98  Alex Boston
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Fred Rouse
 4  Kenny O'Neal
 5  Chris Davis
 6  Willie Jones
 8  Roger Williams
 9  Xavier Lee
10  Geno Hayes
12  Gary Cismesia
21  Trevor Ford
23  Antone Smith
24  Darius McClure
29  Michael Ray Garvin
32  Joe Surratt
35  B.J. Dean
37  Rodney Gallon
39  Marcello Church
42  Kenny Ingram
43  Graham Gano
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Sam McGrew
46  Anthony Houllis
48  Chris Hall
55  Derek Nicholson
59  Neefy Moffett
74  Geoff Berniard
75  Mario Henderson
76  Myles Hodish
77  Jared Martin
81  De'Cody Fagg
82  Patrick Harrington
83  Lawrence Timmons
84  Robert Hallback
87  Matt Root
89  Greg Carr
91  Emmanuel Dunbar
92  Darrell Burston
93  Letroy Guion

FLORIDA 34, FLORIDA STATE 7

11/26/2005, GAINESVILLE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Despite three losses and failing to reach the Southeastern Conference title game, Urban Meyer's first season at Florida can now be called successful.

Or at the very least, a good start.

Chris Leak threw two touchdown passes, the defense created four turnovers and the No. 19 Gators overwhelmed 23rd-ranked Florida State 34-7 Saturday at The Swamp.

Florida (8-3) finished undefeated at home for the first time since 2000 and knocked off its top three rivals - Tennessee, Georgia and Florida State - in the same season for the first time since 1996.

The Seminoles (7-4) may have reached a new low under longtime coach Bobby Bowden, losing three in a row for the first time since 1983.

Florida State still has a chance to turn the season around, though. It can win the inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference championship game next week in Jacksonville and advance to the Orange Bowl.

But few would believe that possible after FSU's last three games: losses to North Carolina State, Clemson and Florida. The Seminoles were outscored 89-36 in those contests.

Florida's victory against its in-state rival was the most lopsided in the series since a 52-20 win in the 1997 Sugar Bowl, which gave the Gators their lone national title.

Florida won this one with its most complete game of the season. The offense sustained long drives, the defense delivered constant pressure on Drew Weatherford, and special teams scored a touchdown.

Leak capped a 71-yard drive with an 8-yard TD pass to Chad Jackson on the first play of the second quarter.

Jackson finished with nine catches for 97 yards. Leak wasn't particularly precise, with several overthrows and underthrows, but he 19-of-28 for 211 yards.

Leak threw an interception on the next possession, giving Florida State great field position at the Florida 27 - but the defense forced a 45-yard field goal attempt.

The kick turned out to be disastrous for the Seminoles. Marcus Thomas split two linemen and blocked the low kick with his left hand. Reggie Lewis picked it up on one hop and returned it 52 yards for a score and a 14-0 lead.

Chris Hetland kicked a field goal in the third quarter to make it 17-0, then the Gators pulled away with 17 points in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter - all following turnovers.

Hetland's second field goal followed an interception by Jarvis Herring near the goal line. Herring stepped in front of Weatherford's floating pass on first-and-10 at the 14. The Gators drove 63 yards to set up Hetland's 34-yarder.

Leon Washington fumbled two plays later, then Leak hit Dallas Baker for a 15-yard score that put Florida up 27-0.

The Seminoles fumbled again a few possessions later, and Markus Manson capped another drive with a 2-yard TD run.

Florida State avoided a shutout when Weatherford connected with De'Cody Fagg for a 6-yard score with 6:35 to play. Weatherford finished 24-of-42 for 285 yards. He was sacked five times and hurried on nearly every passing play.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
7
7
FLORIDA
0
14
3
17
34

2nd   0- 7  Opp, 8, pass (kick), 14:54
      0- 7  Gary Cismesia, 44, field goal blocked, 10:04
      0-14  Opp, 52, punt return/blocked punt (kick), 9:48 
      0-14  Opp, 48, field goal failed, 1:30 
3rd   0-17  Opp, 44, field goal, 7:27 
4th   0-20  Opp, 34, field goal, 14:54
      0-27  Opp, 15, pass (kick), 14:22
      0-34  Opp, 2, run (kick), 10:04
      7-34  De'Cody Fagg, 6, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 6:35 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 17 Rushes-yards 28- 49 33- 73 Passing 285 211 Att-Comp-Int 42-24-2 28-19-1 Total Yards 70-334 61-284 Punt Returns 2-1 0-0 Kickoff Returns 5-64 1-15 Interception Ret. 1-13 2-26 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 5-37.8 4-44.5 Sacks By-Yds 2-12 5-31 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1 Penalties-Yds 7-55 7-54 3rd Down Conversions 3-11 3-12 4th Down Conversions 0-1 1-1 Time of Posession 26:34 33:26 Attendance 90,669 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Leon Washington 11- 46 Antone Smith 3- 14 Lorenzo Booker 6- 4 Drew Weatherford 8- -15 Receiving De'Cody Fagg 5- 68 Willie Reid 7- 66 Chris Davis 5- 58 Greg Carr 1- 45 Matt Henshaw 1- 16 Joslin Shaw 1- 15 Donnie Carter 1- 7 James Coleman 1- 6 Rod Owens 1- 3 Antone Smith 1- 1 Passing Drew Weatherford 42-24-2-285 Punt Return Willie Reid 2- 1 Kickoff Return Kenny O'Neal 3- 32 Fred Rouse 2- 32 Punting Chris Hall 5- 189 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Buster Davis 6 5 11 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . A.J. Nicholson 6 4 10 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . 1 . . Brodrick Bunkley 4 3 7 3.5- 19.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 3 2 5 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Kyler Hall 2 1 3 . . 1- 13 . . . . . . Alex Boston 3 . 3 2.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . J.R. Bryant 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Trevor Ford . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Darrell Burston . 1 1 0.5- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Tony Carter . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Marcello Church 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Cornelius Lewis 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . D.J. Norris 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Emmanuel Dunbar . . . . . . 1 . . . . . Roger Williams . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
WR   26  Willie Reid
TB   28  Lorenzo Booker
FB   36  James Coleman
C    63  David Castillo
RG   66  Cornelius Lewis
LG   68  Jacky Claude
LT   72  Ron Lunford
RT   79  David Overmyer
TE   88  Donnie Carter
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
LC   15  Tony Carter
RC   18  J.R. Bryant
SLB  34  Ernie Sims
RV   41  Kyler Hall
NG   52  Brodrick Bunkley
WLB  54  A.J. Nicholson
RE   92  Darrell Burston
DT   96  Andre Fluellen
LE   98  Alex Boston
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Fred Rouse
 3  Leon Washington
 4  Kenny O'Neal
10  Geno Hayes
12  Gary Cismesia
14  Matt Henshaw
21  Trevor Ford
22  Pat Watkins
23  Antone Smith
24  Darius McClure
29  Michael Ray Garvin
30  Lamar Lewis
32  Joe Surratt
35  B.J. Dean
37  Rodney Gallon
39  Marcello Church
40  Roosevelt Lawson
42  Kenny Ingram
43  Graham Gano
44  Sam McGrew
46  Anthony Houllis
##  NAME
-----------------------------
48  Chris Hall
55  Derek Nicholson
56  Jeremey Franklin
58  Dumaka Atkins
59  Neefy Moffett
61  Garrison Sanborn
62  Cory Niblock
74  Geoff Berniard
75  Mario Henderson
76  Myles Hodish
80  Joslin Shaw
81  De'Cody Fagg
82  Patrick Harrington
83  Lawrence Timmons
84  Robert Hallback
85  Richard Goodman
86  Rod Owens
87  Matt Root
89  Greg Carr
91  Emmanuel Dunbar
93  Letroy Guion

FLORIDA STATE 27, VIRGINIA TECH 22

12/03/2005, ACC Championship, Jacksonville, Fl

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Willie Reid was dancing with teammates, posing for pictures and pausing for interviews.

The Florida State senior receiver had an Atlantic Coast Conference championship hat on his head, a smile on his face and renewed swagger with every step.

This is how it's supposed to be.

The Seminoles are conference champs - again.

Reid returned a punt 83 yards for a touchdown, the defense continually harassed Marcus Vick and Florida State upset No. 5 Virginia Tech 27-22 Saturday night in the inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference title game.

The Seminoles (8-4) snapped a three-game losing streak - the program's first since 1983 - and won the league title for the 12th time in 14 years.

"We're back to normal now," said Reid, who finished with 210 all-purpose yards and was the game's most valuable player. "We're back to Florida State football."

Florida State turned around a disappointing season and earned a Bowl Championship Series berth in the Orange Bowl, where it likely will face No. 4 Penn State.

Bobby Bowden vs. Joe Paterno - the two winningest coaches in major college football history.

"That old man?" Bowden said. "Is that likely to happen? Well, dadgummit. That's my luck. ... If we play them, it will be a great matchup: two old men out there trying to see who has life left in them."

Few could have envisioned that matchup. Not after Florida State was outscored 89-36 in losses to North Carolina State, Clemson and Florida.

Boosters and fans were calling for Bowden to fire his son and offensive coordinator, Jeff Bowden. Some were even talking about the elder Bowden stepping down after 19 losses in the last five seasons. Others were already looking ahead and guessing how many in a row the team would lose; Florida State hasn't lost four in a row since 1975, the year before Bowden arrived.

The Seminoles may have silenced those groans - starting with Reid's return, which sparked a 24-point third quarter that broke a 3-3 tie.

"We had to shut up all our critics," Reid said.

Of course, they might have returned in the fourth quarter as the Seminoles conservatively worked the clock while Virginia Tech made a comeback.

Vick led the Hokies (10-2) to consecutive touchdowns in the fourth quarter - a 29-yard pass to Josh Morgan and then a 4-yard run - that cut the lead to 27-15. He capped a 93-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run with 1:45 to play that made it 27-22.

But Tech, without any timeouts, failed to recover the onside kick. The Seminoles ran out the clock from there - and celebrated another ACC title.

"We stayed confident throughout all the troubling things," Florida State defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley said. "Every team goes through things like that. That's the way champions do it; they overcome their problems."

Vick was much better than he was against Miami last month, when he threw two interceptions and fumbled four times. He finished 26-of-52 passing for 335 yards, with a touchdown and an interception. He also ran 17 times for 11 yards and two scores.

But he also was sacked six times, and the Hokies were penalized 17 times for 143 yards.

"It's not like us and I really don't know what happened," tailback Cedric Humes said. "I have no words for it."

Vick certainly gave Florida State a scare, but it was too little, too late.

The Seminoles did too much damage in the decisive third quarter. Virginia Tech went three-and-out to open the second half, and Reid fielded the punt near the sideline, sprinted ahead, cut inside and then juked two players and went nearly untouched into the end zone. Punter Nic Schmitt had a shot at Reid, but his diving, one-armed attempt at a leg tackle was futile.

Vick, who was sacked four times in the first half and six times in the game, threw an interception on the ensuing possession. Florida State's Drew Weatherford completed consecutive passes to Fred Rouse and De'Cody Fagg, then Leon Washington sprinted up the middle for a 14-yard score.

The Seminoles had a 17-3 lead and all the momentum. Players were jumping up and down on the sideline. Florida State's famed War Chant resonated through Alltel Stadium. This looked much more like the confident, borderline cocky, Seminoles who used to run roughshod through the conference.

That changed last year when Virginia Tech and Miami joined the league. The Hokies beat Miami for the ACC title in 2004 and were a double-digit favorite to repeat - mostly because of the Seminoles' recent struggles.

But Florida State's defense returned to form, making Virginia Tech look a step slow and as helpless as Miami did in a 27-7 victory in Blacksburg last month.

The Hokies backed into the championship game when Georgia Tech upset Miami three weeks ago.

Now, Virginia Tech will either return to Jacksonville and face Louisville in the Gator Bowl or play in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

The Hokies might want to avoid return to Alltel Stadium - especially with all the bad memories.

"We battled back, but got ourselves in a little bit too much of a hole," Hokies coach Frank Beamer said. "We just couldn't get a call at the right time. It was just a tough night."

Florida State piled on two more scores in the third quarter - setting up the victory and essentially ending the slide.

"Our team was in a tailspin," Bowden said. "We pulled out of it. I knew we would. I just didn't think it would be this game."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA TECH
3
0
0
19
22
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
24
0
27

1st   3- 0  Gary Cismesia, 31, field goal, 11:34
      3- 3  Opp, 45, field goal, 1:12 
3rd  10- 3  Willie Reid, 83, punt return/blocked punt (Gary Cismesia, kick), 13:46
     17- 3  Leon Washington, 14, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 10:47
     20- 3  Gary Cismesia, 41, field goal, 4:42 
     27- 3  Chris Davis, 6, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 0:35 
4th  27- 9  Opp, 28, pass (pass failed), 13:29
     27-15  Opp, 4, run (pass intercepted by  Team), 10:57
     27-22  Opp, 1, run (kick), 1:45 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 15 24 Rushes-yards 24- 47 31- 41 Passing 225 335 Att-Comp-Int 35-21-0 52-26-1 Total Yards 59-272 83-376 Punt Returns 3-98 4-23 Kickoff Returns 4-73 4-85 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 8-42.5 7-41.7 Sacks By-Yds 6-35 1-3 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 4-1 Penalties-Yds 12-114 17-143 3rd Down Conversions 3-13 9-20 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 24:51 35:09 Attendance 72,749 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lorenzo Booker 7- 31 Leon Washington 11- 30 Drew Weatherford 2- -3 Team 4- -11 Receiving Willie Reid 5- 79 Greg Carr 4- 78 De'Cody Fagg 3- 37 Chris Davis 4- 21 Fred Rouse 1- 6 Matt Henshaw 1- 4 Leon Washington 1- 2 Donnie Carter 2- -2 Passing Drew Weatherford 35-21-0-225 Punt Return Willie Reid 3- 98 Kickoff Return Leon Washington 2- 40 Willie Reid 2- 33 Punting Chris Hall 8- 340 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Buster Davis 3 7 10 0.5- 0.0 . . 1 . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 5 3 8 . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 6 2 8 2.0- 14.0 2.0- 14.0 . . . . 1 . . Kyler Hall 4 3 7 . . . 2 . . 1 . . Ernie Sims 1 6 7 . . . 3 . . . . . Pat Watkins 3 3 6 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . J.R. Bryant 2 4 6 . . . 2 . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley 3 1 4 2.5- 13.0 1.5- 8.0 . . . 1- 0 . . . Roger Williams 3 1 4 . . . . . . 2 . . Darrell Burston 1 2 3 0.5- 3.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . Sam McGrew 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 1 1 2 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Trevor Ford 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett . 2 2 1.0- 4.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Dumaka Atkins . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Alex Boston . 1 1 0.5- 4.0 0.5- 4.0 . . . . . . . B.J. Dean . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Letroy Guion . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Geno Hayes 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Matt Henshaw . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Houllis . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . D.J. Norris 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tony Carter . . . . . . 2 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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TB    3  Leon Washington
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TE   14  Matt Henshaw
WR   26  Willie Reid
FB   36  James Coleman
C    63  David Castillo
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RG   72  Ron Lunford
LT   75  Mario Henderson
RT   79  David Overmyer
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
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MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
LC   15  Tony Carter
RC   18  J.R. Bryant
SLB  34  Ernie Sims
RV   41  Kyler Hall
NG   52  Brodrick Bunkley
WLB  54  A.J. Nicholson
RE   92  Darrell Burston
DT   96  Andre Fluellen
LE   98  Alex Boston
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 1  Fred Rouse
10  Geno Hayes
12  Gary Cismesia
21  Trevor Ford
22  Pat Watkins
28  Lorenzo Booker
29  Michael Ray Garvin
35  B.J. Dean
39  Marcello Church
43  Graham Gano
44  Sam McGrew
46  Anthony Houllis
##  NAME
-----------------------------
48  Chris Hall
55  Derek Nicholson
58  Dumaka Atkins
59  Neefy Moffett
66  Cornelius Lewis
81  De'Cody Fagg
82  D.J. Norris
83  Lawrence Timmons
88  Donnie Carter
89  Greg Carr
93  Letroy Guion
95  Kamerion Wimbley

PENN STATE 26, FLORIDA STATE 23

01/03/2006, 3 OT, Orange Bowl, Miami, Fl

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

MIAMI, FL, January 3, 2006 - This really was one for the ages.

For more than four hours, Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden paced the Orange Bowl sidelines, searching for offense and enduring one missed kick after another.

Finally, in the third overtime, at 1 a.m. Wednesday, Kevin Kelly made a 29-yard field goal, giving Paterno and Penn State a 26-23 victory over Bowden's Florida State Seminoles.

"I told him we're too old for this," the 79-year-old Paterno said afterward. "It's almost past my bedtime."

Paterno had said he didn't want the game to be about him and 76-year-old Bowden, who rank 1-2 in career coaching victories. It turned out to be about missed opportunities, improbable twists - and epic length.

Given two earlier chances to win the game, Kelly missed field goal attempts of 29 and 38 yards. Paterno calmly patted the freshman's back after the second miss, then sent him onto the field on second down for the winning kick.

Florida State counterpart Gary Cismesia missed an extra point in the first half and field goal tries of 44 and 38 yards in overtime.

"Sometimes you miss at the wrong time," Bowden said. "Joe was having that problem for a while."

The No. 3-ranked Nittany Lions finished 11-1, with the only loss coming when they gave up a touchdown to Michigan on the game's final play. The season represented a big rebound for Paterno's program, which went 7-16 in 2003-04.

No. 22 Florida State fell to 8-5, Bowden's worst season since 1981.

Moments after the game ended, the two old friends came together and stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a crush of cameras and microphones to exchange warm words.

"No animosity. No animosity. I mean that," Bowden said.

"Both teams played so hard," Paterno said.

"Both teams played as well as they could play," Bowden said.

Florida State mostly contained Big Ten most valuable player Michael Robinson, who threw a touchdown pass with six seconds left in the first half but was limited to 253 yards passing and 21 rushing. One scrum knocked off his helmet.

He hit two clutch completions to give Penn State a chance to win the game in regulation. But Kelly, hampered by a shaky hold, was wide left on a 29-yard field goal attempt with 35 seconds left.

Cismesia kicked a 48-yard field goal with 4:08 left in regulation to tie the game at 16-all, but on the first series of overtime he was wide right on a 44-yard attempt.

Then it was Kelly's turn. He again pushed a try wide left, this time a 38-yarder with a perfect hold.

Austin Scott's 1-yard run put Penn State ahead. B.J. Dean pulled the Seminoles even with a 1-yard scoring run.

After Cismesia's 38-yard attempt hit the right upright, Kelly finally came through. The kick gave Paterno his 354th career win, second in Division I-A only to Bowden's 359.

Paterno improved to 7-1 against Bowden. The only loss came the last time they met, when Florida State beat Penn State in the 1990 Blockbuster Bowl - also at Miami.

With his first win in the Orange Bowl since 1974, Paterno improved to 21-10-1 in bowl games.

Both offenses spent much of the game going backward, but there were fireworks, too. Ethan Kilmer made a leaping 24-yard scoring reception with six seconds left in the first half to give Penn State a 14-13 halftime lead.

The Seminoles scored two touchdowns in 80 seconds - on an Orange Bowl-record 87-yard punt return by Willie Reid, and on a 57-yard reception by Lorenzo Booker.

But they totaled only six first downs before Drew Weatherford drove them 65 yards for the tying field goal late in the fourth quarter.

Penn State linebacker Paul Posluszny, the Butkus Award winner, appeared to hurt his right knee during the drive and was carted off the field.

Tony Hunt, a 1,047-yard rusher for Penn State, departed in the first quarter with a left ankle injury. Replacement Scott ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns.

The teams punted 20 times. In the second half, they swapped eight possessions before either made a first down - on a pass-interference penalty.

Defense produced the first score of the half. Weatherford, working from his end zone, was called for intentional grounding - a safety - when Penn State's Jim Shaw forced a throw.

Leading 16-13, the Nittany Lions had a chance to take control with nine minutes left. But on first-and-goal at the 4, Florida State recovered a botched snap.

The Seminoles netted 26 yards rushing and were penalized 129 yards. Despite the lack of punch, they stayed in the game thanks to two big plays.

They trailed 7-0 when Reid weaved up the middle on a runback, cut left and dashed to the end zone. The punt return broke the Orange Bowl record of 80 yards by former Florida State athletic director Cecil "Hootie" Ingram for Alabama in 1953.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total
PENN STATE
7
7
0
2
10
26
FLORIDA STATE
0
13
0
3
7
23

1st   0- 7  Opp, 2, run (kick), 4:59 
2nd   7- 7  Willie Reid, 87, punt return/blocked punt (Gary Cismesia, kick), 4:09 
     13- 7  Lorenzo Booker, 57, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick failed), 2:49 
     13-14  Opp, 24, pass (kick), 0:06 
4th  13-16  Opp, safety, 13:36
     16-16  Gary Cismesia, 47, field goal, 4:08 
     16-16  Opp, 29, field goal failed, 0:35 
OT   16-16  Gary Cismesia, 44, field goal failed, 0:00 
     16-16  Opp, 38, field goal failed, 0:00 
     16-23  Opp, 2, run (kick), 0:00 
     23-23  B.J. Dean, 1, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 0:00 
     23-23  Gary Cismesia, 38, field goal failed, 0:00 
     23-26  Opp, 29, field goal, 0:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 12 23 Rushes-yards 26- 26 48-138 Passing 258 253 Att-Comp-Int 43-24-1 39-21-1 Total Yards 69-284 87-391 Punt Returns 7-180 2-5 Kickoff Returns 2-71 3-47 Interception Ret. 1-8 1-18 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 9-39.2 11-44.3 Sacks By-Yds 3-18 3-18 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 13-129 8-43 3rd Down Conversions 3-17 8-21 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-0 Time of Posession 25:44 34:16 Attendance 77,773 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Leon Washington 6- 30 Lorenzo Booker 7- 2 James Coleman 2- 1 B.J. Dean 1- 1 Antone Smith 1- -1 Team 1- -3 Drew Weatherford 8- -4 Receiving Lorenzo Booker 3- 69 Willie Reid 4- 55 Chris Davis 3- 55 Greg Carr 3- 25 Leon Washington 6- 24 Fred Rouse 1- 10 Matt Henshaw 2- 9 Matt Root 1- 8 De'Cody Fagg 1- 3 Passing Drew Weatherford 43-24-1-258 Punt Return Willie Reid 7- 180 Kickoff Return Kenny O'Neal 2- 71 Punting Chris Hall 9- 353 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sam McGrew 3 8 11 1.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Buster Davis 4 6 10 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 5 5 10 1.5- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley 5 4 9 2.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Tony Carter 4 2 6 . . 1- 7 1 . . . . . Ernie Sims 2 4 6 1.0- 13.0 1.0- 13.0 . . . . . . . Kyler Hall 3 2 5 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Alex Boston 2 2 4 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Trevor Ford 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Geno Hayes 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Roger Williams 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . J.R. Bryant 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Darrell Burston 1 1 2 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen 1 1 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . D.J. Norris 1 1 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 2 . 2 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley 1 1 2 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Letroy Guion . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Houllis . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Mikhal Kornegay 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Stewart 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Leon Washington 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Drew Weatherford . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR    1  Fred Rouse
TB    3  Leon Washington
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TE   14  Matt Henshaw
WR   26  Willie Reid
C    63  David Castillo
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RG   72  Ron Lunford
LT   75  Mario Henderson
RT   79  David Overmyer
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
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WLB   7  Buster Davis
CB   15  Tony Carter
CB   18  J.R. Bryant
FS   22  Pat Watkins
SLB  34  Ernie Sims
SS   41  Kyler Hall
MLB  44  Sam McGrew
NG   52  Brodrick Bunkley
DE   92  Darrell Burston
DE   95  Kamerion Wimbley
DT   96  Andre Fluellen
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Kenny O'Neal
 8  Roger Williams
10  Geno Hayes
12  Gary Cismesia
16  Mikhal Kornegay
21  Trevor Ford
23  Antone Smith
24  Darius McClure
28  Lorenzo Booker
29  Michael Ray Garvin
31  Joe Manning
32  Joe Surratt
33  Jamaal Edwards
35  B.J. Dean
36  James Coleman
37  Rodney Gallon
38  Clarence Ward
43  Graham Gano
46  Anthony Houllis
48  Chris Hall
##  NAME
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55  Derek Nicholson
56  Kendrick Stewart
59  Neefy Moffett
66  Cornelius Lewis
74  Geoff Berniard
76  Myles Hodish
77  Jared Martin
81  De'Cody Fagg
82  Patrick Harrington
82  D.J. Norris
83  Lawrence Timmons
84  Robert Hallback
85  Richard Goodman
87  Matt Root
88  Donnie Carter
89  Greg Carr
91  Emmanuel Dunbar
93  Letroy Guion
98  Alex Boston
99  Everette Brown