Florida State Football - 2006 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 2006 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
Daryl Dickey, Quarterbacks
Ron Dugans, Graduate Assistant
Odell Haggins, Defensive Tackles
Jon Jost, Strength and Conditioning
John Lilly, Tight Ends, Recruiting Coordinator
Mark McHale, Offensive Line
Billy Sexton, Assistant Head Coach, Running Backs
Kevin Steele, Executive Head Coach, Linebackers

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2006 FSU Football Media Guide

Top Row: Chris Davis, Cory Niblock, Lozenzo Booker, Drew Weatherford
Bottom Row: Buster Davis, Darrell Burston, Lawrence Timmons, Andre Fluellen

2006 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Mister Alexander, 6-2, 183, ATH, Aldine, TX - The No. 38-ranked safety in the nation according to Rivals.com...a three-star player and No. 43 overall recruit in the Rivals.com Postseason Texas Top 100 for 2006...despite missing time with an injury in 2005, he amassed 137 tackles (65 solo) over the course of two seasons for Eisenhower...regarded as a three-star prospect and the No. 43-ranked safety nationally by Scout.com...a preseason All-Region selection by PrepStar magazine prior to the 2005 season...chose Florida State over Arizona State, Arkansas and Washington State.

Marcus Ball, 6-0, 204, ATH, Stone Mountain, GA - A four-star player and the No. 3 outside linebacker in the nation overall according to Rivals.com...the No. 37 overall prospect in the Rivals100 for 2006 and ranked as the No. 3 player in the state on the Postseason Georgia Top 50 list...rated by Rivals.com as the No. 1 player in the state of Georgia prior to the 2005 season after recording 136 tackles and eight sacks as a junior in 2004...named a second-team EA Sports All-American...chosen as a Parade All-American and participated in the 2006 U.S. Army All-American game...the No. 18 overall recruit on The ESPN 150...rated as the No. 4 linebacker in the nation in the PrepStar100 and was listed as the No. 11 overall prospect on PrepStar Magazine's Top 100 Dream Team...a first-team All-State selection by the Georgia Sports Writers Association who also named him Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year after he recorded 150 tackles and three interceptions as a senior for Stephenson...a remarkable athlete, he ran a 4.49 in the 40-yard dash and notched a vertical leap of 33 inches in the Atlanta Nike Camp last May...chose Florida State over Florida, Miami and Virginia Tech.

Evan Bellamy, 6-4, 315, OL, Miami - A three-star player by Rivals.com...ranked as the No. 53 guard in the nation by Rivals.com despite only playing football since the ninth grade...a three-star player according to Scout.com...named first-team All-Dade County by the Miami Herald after his senior season...credited with 25 pancake blocks from the right tackle position in 2005...earned second-team All-State honors from the Florida Sports Writers Association as a senior...part of a Gulliver team that had an 8-2 record in 2005...chose Florida State over Miami and Iowa.

Shannon Boatman, 6-7, 309, OL, Beaumont, TX - Massive tackle who earned first-team All-American honors as a sophomore at Tyler Junior College...a four-star player by Rivals.com...the No. 17 junior college prospect in the nation and No. 4 ranked offensive lineman according to Rivals.com...named first-team All-Conference both seasons in junior college...part of an offense that averaged close to 24 points a game in 2005...enrolled in January and will compete for a starting position in spring practice...chose Florida State over LSU, Nebraska, South Carolina and Texas Tech.

Brent Brewer, 6-2, 187, WR, Tyrone, GA - Impressive athlete who will play football and baseball at Florida State...rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 36 overall wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com...also ranked as the No. 23 player on Rivals.com's Postseason Georgia Top 50 for 2006...named to the 2005 Georgia Coaches Association South All-Star Team...earned honorable mention All-State honors for Class 4A after recording 35 catches and eight touchdowns as a junior...a shortstop and outfielder in baseball, he is also listed as the No. 57 overall prospect on the 2006 Team One Baseball Top-100 HS preseason list among seniors...ran a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash at the Athens Nike Camp, the fourth best time among all prospects in attendance...attended the same high school as current Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson...chose Florida State over Georgia, Louisville and Mississippi State.

Brandon Davis, 6-2, 290, OL, Miami - A three-star prospect according to Rivals.com...listed as the No. 83 overall prospect on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100 for 2006...member of the Miami Herald's All-Dade County first-team for Class 4A-6A...led the way for the top-ranked rush offense in Dade County...named first-team All-State for Class 6A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after his senior season...represented Team Florida in the CaliFlorida Bowl in Anaheim, CA...named to Rivals.com's Florida Hot 11 list after an impressive performance in the CaliFlorida Bowl all-star game and practices...chose Florida State over Auburn and Kentucky.

Matt Dunham, 6-2, 257, FB, Columbus, GA - Originally a member of Florida State's 2005 signing class, he enrolled in January 2006 and will join the team for spring practice...a four-star player and No. 1 ranked athlete on Rivals.com's Georgia Postseason Top 40 for 2005...finished his senior season rated as the No. 14 athlete in the country according to Rivals.com...named to the annual Georgia Super 11 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, which ranks the top 11 high school prospects in the state...also regarded as a four-star player and 17th best linebacker in the nation by Scout.com...rushed for over 1,800 yards and scored 29 touchdowns on offense and recorded 111 tackles on defense as a senior at Pacelli...career mark of 111 touchdowns broke a Georgia state record previously held by Herschel Walker...chose Florida State over Auburn, Florida and Georgia Tech.

Tyler Graves, 6-6, 272, OL, Sumrall, MS - A three-star player and No.1-ranked guard prospect in the state of Mississippi...rated as a two-star recruit by Scout.com...a PrepStar Magazine preseason All-Region selection in 2005 after an outstanding junior season that saw him win his district's Most Valuable Player award...racked up an impressive 103 pancakes as a senior for Sumrall and never graded out below 85 percent in any of the team's nine games...named to the Clarion-Ledger's Top 40, a list of the top 40 recruits in Mississippi for 2006...chose Florida State over Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi.

Paul Griffin, 6-1, 278, DL, Pensacola - One of three junior college players in the 2006 signing class for the Seminoles...a four-star player by Rivals.com, ranked as the No. 2 defensive tackle in the nation among junior college players...ranked 13th on the Rivals.com Junior College Top 100 for 2006...finished his sophomore season at Butler County with 45 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries... was a member of NJCAA's 2005 All-Region first-team and was also named first-team All-Conference by the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference... named a 2005 NJCAA preseason All-American after posting 53 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, two sacks, and three fumble recoveries as a freshman...a teammate of fellow Florida State signee Toddrick Verdell on a Butler team that finished with a record of 9-2, ranked No. 10 in the nation...chose Florida State over USC and Auburn.

Matt Hardrick, 6-5, 340, OL, Winter Park - Originally part of Florida State's 2005 signing class, he will officially join the team for the 2006 season after a year at Hargrave Military Academy... a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, rated as the No. 9 overall prospect on Rivals.com's Prep School Top 50 for 2006...the No. 5 offensive tackle in the nation as a high school senior in 2005 according to Rivals.com...listed as a four-star prospect by Scout.com...played high school football at Edgewater HS in Orlando and is a former teammate of current Seminole Aaron Jones...part of a 2004 Edgewater team that finished with a 12-2 record and a trip to the state championship game...chose Florida State over Florida, Miami and Oklahoma.

Seddrick Holloway, 5-10, 245, FB, Tallahassee - A three-star prospect and 14th ranked fullback in the nation by Rivals.com...named to Rivals.com's Florida Postseason Top 100 list after representing Team Florida in the annual CaliFlorida Bowl...a four-year starter and first-team All-Big Bend selection who gained 1,786 yards and scored 17 touchdowns during his career despite splitting time between fullback, linebacker and defensive tackle...his signing will mark the sixth consecutive year that Florida State has signed a player from Lincoln...runs a reported 4.7 in the 40-yard dash...chose Florida State over Kansas State, Kentucky and Michigan State.

Ochuko Jenije, 5-10, 177, CB, Tallahassee - Local speedster brings coverage skills and playmaking ability to the defensive backfield...rated as a four-star player and the No. 11 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com...the 3rd rated cornerback in the state and the No. 15 overall prospect in the state on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100 for 2006...received three out of a possible three stars from PrepStar Magazine and was named the No. 12 overall defensive back in the magazine's annual PrepStar 100...named first-team All-State for Class 1A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after his senior campaign...recorded 40 tackles, three interceptions and nine bass break-ups on defense and had 25 catches for 375 yards and seven touchdowns on offense as a junior for NFC earning All-Little Big Bend honors...clocked a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash at last May's Tallahassee Nike Camp, third best among more than 300 participants...chose Florida State over Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson and NC State.

Anthony Leon, 6-4, 215, S, Miami - A four-star player by Rivals.com and the No. 10 ranked safety in the nation...rated as the No. 2 safety in the state of Florida by Rivals.com...a four-star player by Scout.com and the No. 11 safety in the country...received first-team All-State honors for Class 2A in 2005 as voted on by the Florida Sports Writers Association...joined Gulliver teammate and fellow Florida State signee Evan Bellamy when he was named first-team All-Dade County by the Miami Herald...named the No. 10 overall recruit in the state of Florida by the Miami Herald in their state Top 25...finished his senior season with 64 tackles and four interceptions on defense while scoring four touchdowns on offense from the wide receiver position...chose Florida State over Miami, Florida and Georgia.

Damon McDaniel, 6-0, 192, WR, Virginia Beach, VA - One of the top prep receivers in the country, regarded by Rivals.com as a four-star player and No. 2 overall high school prospect in the state of Virginia...rated as the No. 6 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 69-ranked overall player in the Rivals100 for 2006...named to the 2006 PrepStar100 and ranked as the No. 6 wide receiver prospect...a four-star player according to Scout.com...finished his senior season with 80 catches for 1,700 yards and 24 touchdowns and was named to the VirginiaPreps.com All-Eastern Region Offense...ranked as the 35th overall prospect and the No. 3 wide receiver on The ESPN 150 for 2006...a preseason All-American selection by PrepStar Magazine prior to his senior campaign after catching 68 passes for 1,106 yards and 15 touchdowns and carrying 26 times for 238 yards and five touchdowns as a junior in 2004...chose Florida State over Florida, LSU, Miami, Ohio State and Virginia Tech.

Ryan McMahon, 6-3, 280, DL, Rome, GA - A three-star prospect by Rivals.com...rated as the No. 30 defensive tackle in nation according to Rivals.com...ranked 29th on Rivals.com's preseason Georgia Top 75 list for 2006...recorded 40 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and five sacks as a senior...listed as the No. 42 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com...also played offensive guard for Darlington, leading them to an 8-2 record and a playoff birth in 2005...named a PrepStar Magazine All-Region region player prior to the 2005 season after an impressive junior campaign that saw him compile 48 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, five sacks, three forced fumbles and two blocked punts...chose Florida State over Florida, Auburn and Kentucky.

Kevin McNeil, 6-3, 240, DE, Kingsland, GA - A four-star recruit and No. 20 strong-side defensive end in the country according to Rivals.com...member of a Camden County team that has won 56 consecutive regular season games, a Georgia state record...a three-star prospect and No. 48 defensive end in the country as rated by Scout.com...named the Region 3-5A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...received All-State honors from the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 2005 after recording 88 tackles and seven sacks... runs a reported 4.59 in the 40-yard dash and earned Camden's `Super Cat' Award for a power clean of 325 lbs...chose Florida State over Georgia and Louisville.

Justin Mincey, 6-5, 275, DE, Folkston, GA - A four-star prospect and the No. 7 ranked overall recruit on Rivals.com's Prep School Top 50... rated a four-star player and No. 10 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com...originally a member of Florida State's 2005 signing class that ranked No. 2 in the nation according to Rivals.com...was the No. 65 ranked player in the country in 2005 and was named All-Area, All-Region, and All-State after racking up 86 tackles and nine sacks as a senior for Charlton County... ran an impressive 4.7 in the 40-yard dash at this year's Hargrave Combine... chose Florida State over Florida and Georgia.

Preston Parker, 6-0, 175, WR, Delray Beach - A first-team All-State selection for Class 5A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after catching 45 passes for 1,150 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior for Atlantic...a four-star prospect and the No. 12 wide receiver in the country according to Rivals.com...listed as the No. 2 wide receiver and No. 18 overall recruit in the state on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100 for 2006...rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com...a postseason All-American selection by PrepStar Magazine after finishing his varsity career with 90 catches for 1,960 yards and 30 touchdowns...a versatile athlete, he was named second-team All-State for Class 5A as a defensive back after his junior season...chose Florida State over Miami, Minnesota and NC State.

Caz Piurowski, 6-7, 260, TE, Land O' Lakes - An athletic down field target that ranks as the No. 5 tight end in the nation according to Rivals.com...a four-star player and Rivals 250 member, he is the No. 1 ranked tight end in the state of Florida for 2006 according to Rivals.com...named first-team All-State for Class 5A as a senior after hauling in 34 catches for 589 yards and five touchdowns...a member of the ESPN 150, voted as one of the top 150 prep players in the nation for the 2006 signing class...received two out of three stars from PrepStar Magazine and was named an All-Region player prior to the 2005 season after catching 29 passes for 410 yards and scoring six touchdowns as a junior...ranked as the No. 5 tight end in the nation and was named to the PrepStar100...represented Team Florida in the annual CaliFlorida Bowl all-star game...a former high school teammate of current Florida State quarterback Drew Weatherford, he had 37 catches for 350 yards and five touchdowns when the duo played together in 2003...father, Paul, was an All-American linebacker at FSU from 1977-80...chose Florida State over LSU, Louisville and South Carolina.

Christian Ponder, 6-2, 206, QB, Colleyville, TX - A three-star player by Rivals.com...ranked 14th in the nation among pro-style passers by Rivals.com and stands as the No. 50 overall prospect in the website's postseason Texas Top 100 list...listed as 20th overall quarterback in the nation by Scout.com...rated as the No. 19 quarterback in the country on the postseason PrepStar200...threw for 2,214 yards and 20 touchdowns during his senior season at Heritage, while also rushing for 911 yards and 12 scores...named first-team All-District 5-5A by the Dallas Morning News...threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns in a loss to eventual state champion Southlake Carroll...gained 438 yards of total offense (252 passing, 186 rushing) and accounted for six touchdowns (5 pass, 1 rush) in a game against Richland...father, David, lettered at linebacker for Florida State from 1980-83...an early enrollee at FSU, he began taking classes in January...chose Florida State over Oklahoma State and Georgia Tech.

Tim Rawlinson, 6-1, 215, LB, Prattville, AL - A three-star player and No. 23 outside linebacker in the nation according to Rivals.com...the No. 19 overall player on Rivals.com's preseason Alabama Top 40 list after recording an impressive 159 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior for Prattville...a three-star recruit and No. 1 linebacker in the state of Alabama according to Scout.com...named MVP of the Alabama Junior All-Star game after registering a game-high 12 tackles as a member of the South team...earned first-team All-State honors for Class 6A from the Alabama Sports Writers Association after a senior season where he tallied 90 tackles and six sacks...runs a reported 4.6 in the 40-yard dash...chose Florida State over Auburn and Alabama.

D'Vontrey Richardson, 6-1, 200, QB, Leesburg, GA - A tremendous athlete and four-star prospect according to Rivals.com who is ranked as the No. 1 athlete in the state of Georgia...the No. 11 athlete in the nation according to Rivals.com who ranked 10th among all prospects in the Postseason Georgia Top 50 for 2006...a five-star prospect according to Scout.com...an All-American selection by PrepStar Magazine...named the Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-State in 2005 by the Georgia Sports Writers Association...threw for over 2,200 yards and 27 touchdowns and rushed for 1,050 yards and 17 more scores, leading Lee County to a 10-2 record in his final season in 2005...earned honorable mention All-State honors as a junior after passing for 1,758 yards and running for 1,130 yards, scoring a total of 29 touchdowns...named the quarterback on GaSports.com's pre-season All-State Offense for Georgia seniors...ran a 4.58 in the 40-yard dash and recorded a 32-inch vertical leap at the Tallahassee Nike Camp last May, both ranked as the second best numbers among quarterbacks in attendance...also an outstanding baseball player and is the No. 82 high school player nationally according to Baseball America...chose Florida State over Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma.

Patrick Robinson, 5-11, 190, CB, Miami - A four-star player and No. 16 cornerback in the nation according to Rivals.com...listed as the No. 37 overall prospect and No. 5 cornerback in the state on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100 for 2006...also regarded as a four-star recruit and No. 16 cornerback in the country by Scout.com...named first-team All-State for Class 2A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after his senior season...represented Team Florida in the annual CaliFlorida Bowl and was named to Rivals.com's Florida Hot 11 list after his performance the event's practices and ensuing game...an All-Region selection by PrepStar Magazine prior to his senior season after recording 32 catches for 491 yards and six touchdowns on offense and intercepting eight passes on defense as a junior at Gulliver...clocked at 4.45 in the 40-yard dash at last April's Miami Nike Camp...chose Florida State over Florida, Minnesota and Tennessee.

Myron Rolle, 6-2, 218, RV, Galloway, NJ - The No. 1 ranked player nationally on ESPN's 150 for 2006 after a senior season where he totaled 112 tackles including 14 tackles for loss...listed as the No. 1 athlete in the nation and No. 1 prospect in the state of New Jersey according to Rivals.com...rated as a five-star player and 11th overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com... rated as the seventh overall recruit in the nation and No. 1 defensive back by Scout.com...recently named to the 2006 EA Sports All-American first-team defense...a Parade All-American and one of 16 finalists for the 2006 Parade All-America High School Football Player of the Year Award...received three out of a possible three stars from PrepStar Magazine and was named the No. 3 overall prospect on the magazine's Top 100 Dream Team...named the New Jersey Prep Defensive Player of the Year by the Newark Star Ledger as a junior after registering 83 tackles (19 for loss), six sacks, and four interceptions...represented the East team in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl...spoke on a Knight Commission panel in Washington, D.C. on January 30, 2006 to discuss early graduation and recruiting...named the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus, Ohio...a versatile athlete, he lined up at safety, cornerback, wide receiver and running back during his high school career...chose Florida State over Florida, Oklahoma, Michigan, Penn State, Miami and Texas.

Daron Rose, 6-5, 310, OL, Tampa - A four-star prospect regarded as the No. 2 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com...listed as the No. 30 overall player on the Rivals100 for 2006 and ranks as the No. 4 recruit on Rivals.com's Florida Postseason Top 100...is reported to have not surrendered a sack during his final two years of high school football...named first-team All-State for Class 4A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after his senior season...the No. 6 offensive line prospect in the nation on the postseason PrepStar100...represented Team Florida in the annual CaliFlorida Bowl and was named the No. 1 player on the Rivals Florida Hot 11 list based on a week's worth of practices and his performance in the game...named to The ESPN 150 for 2006...a preseason All-American selection by PrepStar Magazine after helping lead his Jefferson team to the state championship game as a junior in 2004...chose Florida State over Florida, Michigan and South Carolina.

Marcus Sims, 6-0, 211, RB, Tallahassee - One of the top prospects in the state, looking to continue a long line of family tradition at Florida State...a four-star player and No. 4 inside linebacker in the nation according to Rivals.com...named the No. 8 overall prospect on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100 and is a member of the Rivals100 for 2006...ranked as the No. 54 overall player nationally in The ESPN 150 for 2006...a four-star player by Scout.com...rated the 11th best linebacker in the PrepStar100...a member of PrepStar Magazine's Pre-Season Top 100 Dream Team after running for 1,154 yards and 17 touchdowns on offense and making 84 stops on defense as a junior...a first-team All-State selection for Class 1A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after finishing his senior season with 175 carries for 1,626 yards and 23 touchdowns from the running back position...also starred on defense for NFC, recording 130 tackles, five sacks, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles at linebacker...represented Team Florida in the annual CaliFlorida Bowl and was named to Rivals' Florida Hot 11 list based on his performance during the weeks' practices and ensuing game...older brother, Ernie, was an All-ACC linebacker for FSU from 2003-05...father, Ernie Jr., also played for Bobby Bowden from 1977-78, 1980-81 and mother Alice ran track for the Lady Seminoles from 1980-83...chose Florida State over Clemson and USC.

Budd Thacker, 6-2, 275, DL, Sanford - A powerful interior defensive lineman and four-star prospect by Rivals.com...ranks as the No. 11 strong-side defensive end in the country...ranks as the 17th overall player on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100...a preseason All-Region selection by PrepStar Magazine...named second-team All-State for Class 6A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after a senior season that saw him rack up 120 tackles and six sacks...represented Team Florida in the CaliFlorida Bowl and was named the No. 8 player on Rivals.com's Florida Hot 11 list following the week of practices and game...received high praise for a dominating performance in the CaliFlorida Bowl where he registered seven tackles, two tackles for loss and two sacks against the California all-stars...appeared at the Miami Nike Camp last April and placed second among more than 250 participants with a reported 45 reps on the bench press...chose Florida State over Virginia Tech, Maryland and West Virginia.

Toddrick Verdell, 6-3, 215, LB, Hartwell, GA - A four-star player by Rivals.com...an instinctive athlete who played safety in junior college...rated the No. 23 overall player in the Junior College Top 100 for 2006 by Rivals.com...totaled 73 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two tackles for loss in 10 games this season...was named a second-team All-American and first-team All-Region by the NJCAA...one of three Butler defenders to be named first-team All-Conference in 2005...redshirted his first season at Butler and has three full years of eligibility remaining...enrolled in January and will join the team for spring practice...chose Florida State over Nebraska, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Brandon Warren, 6-2, 230, TE, Alcoa, TN - A versatile and athletic playmaker that will begin his Florida State career at tight end....rated as a five-star player and the No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Tennessee by Rivals.com...also played defense in high school and ranks as Rivals.com's No. 2 weak-side defensive end in the class of 2006...a four-star player and No. 7 tight end in the nation according to Scout.com...given a three-star (out of a possible three) rating from PrepStar Magazine and was named to the publication's annual Top 100 Dream Team...a member of the 2006 PrepStar100...named the 20th overall prospect and No. 1 tight end on The ESPN 150 for 2006...named the Knoxville News Sentinel PrepXtra Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 after tallying 83 tackles and 14 sacks from his defensive end position ...a two-time first-team All-State selection by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association after helping lead his Alcoa team to back-to-back state championships...enjoyed an outstanding senior season that saw him record 614 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns...chose Florida State over Tennessee, Miami, Ohio State and Oklahoma.

Dekoda Watson, 6-2, 225, LB, Aiken, SC - A three-star player and No. 25 outside linebacker in the nation according to Rivals.com...named the No. 1 linebacker and No. 10 overall prospect on the Rivals.com postseason South Carolina Top 25 for 2006...a preseason All-Region selection by PrepStar Magazine after a junior season that saw him rack up 102 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and 18 sacks from the defensive end position...named first-team All-State by SCVarsity.com as a senior after recording 123 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 11 sacks for South Aiken...named Defensive MVP after recording nine tackles and a sack for the South Carolina team in the annual North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl...runs a reported 4.6 in the 40-yard dash and boasts a 35-inch vertical leap...chose Florida State over South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

Recardo Wright, 6-2, 215, LB, Orlando - The No. 2 outside linebacker in the nation according to Rivals.com...a four-star player and the No. 32-ranked prospect on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100...the No. 16 ranked outside linebacker in the nation despite only having played football for two full years...recorded 148 tackles, nine sacks and seven fumble recoveries as a senior at Dr. Phillips...named a preseason All-American by PrepStar Magazine in 2005 after making a team-leading 134 tackles as a junior in 2004...runs a reported 4.5 in the 40-yard dash...chose Florida State over Alabama, Iowa, Maryland and West Virginia.


2006 Roster - By Name

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T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  47 Mister Alexander      ATH     6-2   183  Fr        Aldine, TX (Eisenhower)
* 58 Dumaka Atkins         C       6-4   310  So-R *    Sarasota (Booker)
* 44 Marcus Ball           ATH     6-0   204  Fr        Stone Mountain, GA (Stephenson)
  27 Russell Ball          RB      5-7   176  Fr-R      LaMarque, TX (LaMarque)
  71 Evan Bellamy          OL      6-4   315  Fr        Miami (Gulliver Prep)
* 74 Geoff Berniard        OG      6-8   340  So-R *    Lafayette, LA (Saint Thomas More)
* 73 Shannon Boatman       OL      6-7   309  Jr        Beaumont, TX (West Brook/Tyler JC)
* 28 Lorenzo Booker        RB      5-11  193  Sr-R ***  Ventura, CA (Saint Bonaventure)
* 98 Alex Boston           DE      6-3   264  Jr-R **   Bartow (Bartow)
     Brent Brewer          WR      6-2   187  Fr        Tyrone, GA (Sandy Creek)                         Signed pro baseball contract
* 69 Cory Brookins         C       6-3   290  Sr        Panama City (Mosley)
* 99 Everette Brown        DE      6-4   240  Fr-R      Stantonsburg, NC (Beddingfield)
  70 Philip Browning       OL      6-5   280  Fr-R      Atlanta, GA (Westminster/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 18 J.R. Bryant           CB      6-1   172  Jr   **   Miami (Killian)
* 92 Darrell Burston       DE      6-2   240  Sr-R **   Fayetteville, GA (Starr's Mill)
* 89 Greg Carr             WR      6-6   203  So   *    Reddick (North Marion)
* 15 Tony Carter           CB      5-9   160  So-R *    Jacksonville (Mandarin)
* 97 Eli Charles           DE      6-2   225  Fr-R      Green Cove Springs (Clay)
* 12 Gary Cismesia         PK      5-11  214  Jr   **   Bradenton (Lakewood Ranch)
* 68 Jacky Claude          OG      6-4   308  Jr   **   Miami (Edison)
* 38 Sean Compton          FB      6-0   240  Jr        Milton (Milton)
  57 Brandon Davis         OL      6-2   290  Fr        Miami (South Miami)
*  7 Buster Davis          LB      5-10  240  Sr-R ***  Daytona Beach (Mainland)
*  5 Chris Davis           WR      6-0   180  Sr-R ***  Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg Catholic)
* 30 Pat Davis             RB      5-9   185  So-R      Fort Lauderdale (Cardinal Gibbons)
  91 Emmanuel Dunbar       DT      6-5   292  So   *    Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach)
* 40 Matt Dunham           FB      6-2   257  Fr        Columbus, GA (Pacelli)
  33 Jamaal Edwards        RB      6-0   215  So-R      Greensboro, NC (Dudley)
* 81 De'Cody Fagg          WR      6-3   221  Jr   *    Quincy (Shanks/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 96 Andre Fluellen        DT      6-4   285  Jr-R **   Cartersville, GA (Cartersville)
* 64 Marcus Ford           OL      6-1   280  Jr        Brunswick, GA (Glynn Academy)
* 67 John Frady            C-OG    6-4   306  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Bolles)
* 52 Jeremey Franklin      LB      6-2   210  Sr   *    Tampa (Chamberlain)
   6 Marcus Gadson         S       6-1   185  Fr        Stone Mountain, GA (Stone Mountain)
* 37 Rodney Gallon         LB      6-0   200  So-R *    Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 43 Graham Gano           K/P     6-1   189  So   *    Cantonment (Tate)
* 29 Michael Ray Garvin    DB      5-8   181  So   *    Upper Saddle River, NJ (Dom Bosco Prep)
* 37 Chase Goggans         PK      5-9   162  Sr        Douglas, GA (Coffee County)
* 85 Richard Goodman       WR      6-0   179  So   *    Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 45 Charlie Graham        TE      6-3   230  Fr-R      Madison (Madison County)
  61 Tyler Graves          OL      6-6   272  Fr        Sumrall, MS (Sumrall)
  54 Paul Griffin          DL      6-1   278  Jr        Pensacola (Pensacola/Butler County CC)
* 93 Letroy Guion          DT      6-4   286  So   *    Starke (Bradford)
* 84 Robert Hallback       WR      5-9   181  Sr   **   Plant City (Plant City)
* 78 Matt Hardrick         OL      6-5   340  Fr        Winter Park (Edgewater/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 10 Geno Hayes            LB      6-2   215  So   *    Greenville (Madison County)
* 75 Mario Henderson       OL      6-7   308  Sr   ***  Lehigh Acres (Lehigh)
* 41 Seddrick Holloway     FB      5-10  245  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 46 Anthony Houllis       RV      6-0   210  Jr-R **   Tarpon Springs (Tarpon Springs)
  39 Ochuko Jenije         CB      5-10  177  Fr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
  90 Aaron Jones           DT      6-3   285  So-R *    Orlando (Edgewater)
* 15 Tommy Keane           QB      6-2   205  Sr        Miami (Archbishop Carroll)
  49 Anthony Kelly         DE      6-3   253  Jr-R      Daytona Beach (Seabreeze/Jones CC)
*  4 Mikhal Kornegay       S       5-8   181  Jr-R **   Madison (Madison County/Tennessee Tech)
* 49 Benjamin Lampkin      LB      6-0   218  So-R      Panama City (Rutherford)
* 23 Roosevelt Lawson      DB      5-11  187  So   *    Miami (Southridge)
*  9 Xavier Lee            QB      6-4   228  So-R *    Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
  26 Anthony Leon          S       6-4   215  Fr        Miami (Gulliver Prep)
* 22 Korey Mangum          DB      6-0   192  Fr-R      LaMarque, TX (LaMarque)
  77 Jared Martin          OG      6-2   335  Sr   *    Fort Lauderdale (Nova)
* 24 Darius McClure        S       5-11  198  So-R *    Birmingham, AL (Minor)
* 12 Damon McDaniel        WR      6-0   192  Fr        Virginia Beach, VA (Landstown)
  27 John McKnight         P       6-2   190  Fr        Dade City (Zephyrhills)
  60 Ryan McMahon          DL      6-3   280  Fr        Rome, GA (Darlington Prep)
* 95 Kevin McNeil          DE      6-3   240  Fr        Kingsland, GA (Camden County)
* 94 Justin Mincey         DE      6-5   275  Fr        Folkston, GA (Charlton County/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 59 Neefy Moffett         ATH     6-1   245  So   *    Palm Bay (Palm Bay)
* 16 Brent Moody           P       6-2   178  Jr        Tallahassee (Lincoln/Louisville)
* 62 Cory Niblock          OT      6-4   300  Sr-R ***  Saint Augustine (Nease)
* 55 Derek Nicholson       LB      6-2   232  So   *    Winston-Salem, NC (Mount Tabor)
* 82 D.J. Norris           DE      6-3   252  Jr-R **   Pace (Pace)
  49 Jesse Outlaw          CB      5-9   170  So        Starkville, MS (Starkville)
* 79 David Overmyer        OT      6-5   303  Jr-R **   Lilburn, GA (Parkview)
  86 Rod Owens             WR      6-0   170  So   *    Jacksonville (Wolfson)
* 13 Preston Parker        WR      6-0   175  Fr        Delray Beach (Atlantic)
  49 Jonathan Person       TE      6-0   235  Fr        Hialeah
* 88 Edwin Pierre-Pata     TE      6-3   260  Sr        North Miami (North Miami)
* 19 Caz Piurowski         TE      6-7   260  Fr        Land O' Lakes (Land O' Lakes)
  14 Christian Ponder      QB      6-2   206  Fr        Colleyville, TX (Colleyville Heritage)
     Tim Rawlinson         LB      6-1   215  Fr        Prattville, AL (Prattville)
  16 D'Vontrey Richardson  QB      6-1   200  Fr        Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
* 20 Jamie Robinson        DB      6-2   187  Fr-R      Rock Hill, SC (Northwestern)
* 21 Patrick Robinson      CB      5-11  190  Fr        Miami (Gulliver Prep)
*  3 Myron Rolle           RV      6-2   218  Fr        Galloway, NJ (The Hun School)
  76 Daron Rose            OL      6-5   310  Fr        Tampa (Jefferson)
* 65 Garrison Sanborn      DS      6-1   221  Jr-R *    Tampa (Jesuit)
* 80 Joslin Shaw           WR      5-10  183  Jr-R *    Plant City (Plant City)
* 35 Marcus Sims           RB      6-0   211  Fr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
*  6 Antone Smith          RB      5-9   188  So   *    Pahokee (Pahokee)
* 56 Kendrick Stewart      DT      6-2   271  Fr-R      Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 32 Joe Surratt           FB      6-1   254  Jr   *    Pace (Pace)
* 72 Budd Thacker          DL      6-2   275  Fr        Sanford (Seminole)
* 51 Jae Thaxton           LB      6-3   246  So-R *    Hartwell, GA (Hart County)
* 83 Lawrence Timmons      LB      6-3   230  Jr   **   Florence, SC (Wilson)
* 31 Toddrick Verdell      LB      6-3   215  So        Hartwell, GA (Hart County/Butler County CC)
  87 Chase Walker          WR      6-2   200  So        Panama City (Arnold)
  38 Clarence Ward         DB      6-0   175  Fr-R      Pensacola (Pensacola)
*  1 Brandon Warren        TE      6-2   230  Fr        Alcoa, TN (Alcoa)
* 36 Dekoda Watson         LB      6-2   225  Fr        Aiken, SC (South Aiken)
* 11 Drew Weatherford      QB      6-3   220  So-R *    Odessa (Land O' Lakes)
* 16 Jared Whipkey         QB      6-3   211  Sr        Robinson, IL (Robinson)
*  8 Roger Williams        FS      6-0   200  Jr-R **   Warner Robins, GA (Northside)
* 48 Recardo Wright        LB      6-2   215  Fr        Orlando (Doctor Phillips)

2006 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Brent Brewer          WR      6-2   187  Fr        Tyrone, GA (Sandy Creek)                         Signed pro baseball contract
     Tim Rawlinson         LB      6-1   215  Fr        Prattville, AL (Prattville)
*  1 Brandon Warren        TE      6-2   230  Fr        Alcoa, TN (Alcoa)
*  3 Myron Rolle           RV      6-2   218  Fr        Galloway, NJ (The Hun School)
*  4 Mikhal Kornegay       S       5-8   181  Jr-R **   Madison (Madison County/Tennessee Tech)
*  5 Chris Davis           WR      6-0   180  Sr-R ***  Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg Catholic)
   6 Marcus Gadson         S       6-1   185  Fr        Stone Mountain, GA (Stone Mountain)
*  6 Antone Smith          RB      5-9   188  So   *    Pahokee (Pahokee)
*  7 Buster Davis          LB      5-10  240  Sr-R ***  Daytona Beach (Mainland)
*  8 Roger Williams        FS      6-0   200  Jr-R **   Warner Robins, GA (Northside)
*  9 Xavier Lee            QB      6-4   228  So-R *    Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
* 10 Geno Hayes            LB      6-2   215  So   *    Greenville (Madison County)
* 11 Drew Weatherford      QB      6-3   220  So-R *    Odessa (Land O' Lakes)
* 12 Gary Cismesia         PK      5-11  214  Jr   **   Bradenton (Lakewood Ranch)
* 12 Damon McDaniel        WR      6-0   192  Fr        Virginia Beach, VA (Landstown)
* 13 Preston Parker        WR      6-0   175  Fr        Delray Beach (Atlantic)
  14 Christian Ponder      QB      6-2   206  Fr        Colleyville, TX (Colleyville Heritage)
* 15 Tony Carter           CB      5-9   160  So-R *    Jacksonville (Mandarin)
* 15 Tommy Keane           QB      6-2   205  Sr        Miami (Archbishop Carroll)
* 16 Brent Moody           P       6-2   178  Jr        Tallahassee (Lincoln/Louisville)
  16 D'Vontrey Richardson  QB      6-1   200  Fr        Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
* 16 Jared Whipkey         QB      6-3   211  Sr        Robinson, IL (Robinson)
* 18 J.R. Bryant           CB      6-1   172  Jr   **   Miami (Killian)
* 19 Caz Piurowski         TE      6-7   260  Fr        Land O' Lakes (Land O' Lakes)
* 20 Jamie Robinson        DB      6-2   187  Fr-R      Rock Hill, SC (Northwestern)
* 21 Patrick Robinson      CB      5-11  190  Fr        Miami (Gulliver Prep)
* 22 Korey Mangum          DB      6-0   192  Fr-R      LaMarque, TX (LaMarque)
* 23 Roosevelt Lawson      DB      5-11  187  So   *    Miami (Southridge)
* 24 Darius McClure        S       5-11  198  So-R *    Birmingham, AL (Minor)
  26 Anthony Leon          S       6-4   215  Fr        Miami (Gulliver Prep)
  27 Russell Ball          RB      5-7   176  Fr-R      LaMarque, TX (LaMarque)
  27 John McKnight         P       6-2   190  Fr        Dade City (Zephyrhills)
* 28 Lorenzo Booker        RB      5-11  193  Sr-R ***  Ventura, CA (Saint Bonaventure)
* 29 Michael Ray Garvin    DB      5-8   181  So   *    Upper Saddle River, NJ (Dom Bosco Prep)
* 30 Pat Davis             RB      5-9   185  So-R      Fort Lauderdale (Cardinal Gibbons)
* 31 Toddrick Verdell      LB      6-3   215  So        Hartwell, GA (Hart County/Butler County CC)
* 32 Joe Surratt           FB      6-1   254  Jr   *    Pace (Pace)
  33 Jamaal Edwards        RB      6-0   215  So-R      Greensboro, NC (Dudley)
* 35 Marcus Sims           RB      6-0   211  Fr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 36 Dekoda Watson         LB      6-2   225  Fr        Aiken, SC (South Aiken)
* 37 Rodney Gallon         LB      6-0   200  So-R *    Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 37 Chase Goggans         PK      5-9   162  Sr        Douglas, GA (Coffee County)
* 38 Sean Compton          FB      6-0   240  Jr        Milton (Milton)
  38 Clarence Ward         DB      6-0   175  Fr-R      Pensacola (Pensacola)
  39 Ochuko Jenije         CB      5-10  177  Fr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 40 Matt Dunham           FB      6-2   257  Fr        Columbus, GA (Pacelli)
* 41 Seddrick Holloway     FB      5-10  245  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 43 Graham Gano           K/P     6-1   189  So   *    Cantonment (Tate)
* 44 Marcus Ball           ATH     6-0   204  Fr        Stone Mountain, GA (Stephenson)
* 45 Charlie Graham        TE      6-3   230  Fr-R      Madison (Madison County)
* 46 Anthony Houllis       RV      6-0   210  Jr-R **   Tarpon Springs (Tarpon Springs)
  47 Mister Alexander      ATH     6-2   183  Fr        Aldine, TX (Eisenhower)
* 48 Recardo Wright        LB      6-2   215  Fr        Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
  49 Anthony Kelly         DE      6-3   253  Jr-R      Daytona Beach (Seabreeze/Jones CC)
* 49 Benjamin Lampkin      LB      6-0   218  So-R      Panama City (Rutherford)
  49 Jesse Outlaw          CB      5-9   170  So        Starkville, MS (Starkville)
  49 Jonathan Person       TE      6-0   235  Fr        Hialeah
* 51 Jae Thaxton           LB      6-3   246  So-R *    Hartwell, GA (Hart County)
* 52 Jeremey Franklin      LB      6-2   210  Sr   *    Tampa (Chamberlain)
  54 Paul Griffin          DL      6-1   278  Jr        Pensacola (Pensacola/Butler County CC)
* 55 Derek Nicholson       LB      6-2   232  So   *    Winston-Salem, NC (Mount Tabor)
* 56 Kendrick Stewart      DT      6-2   271  Fr-R      Lakeland (Lakeland)
  57 Brandon Davis         OL      6-2   290  Fr        Miami (South Miami)
* 58 Dumaka Atkins         C       6-4   310  So-R *    Sarasota (Booker)
* 59 Neefy Moffett         ATH     6-1   245  So   *    Palm Bay (Palm Bay)
  60 Ryan McMahon          DL      6-3   280  Fr        Rome, GA (Darlington Prep)
  61 Tyler Graves          OL      6-6   272  Fr        Sumrall, MS (Sumrall)
* 62 Cory Niblock          OT      6-4   300  Sr-R ***  Saint Augustine (Nease)
* 64 Marcus Ford           OL      6-1   280  Jr        Brunswick, GA (Glynn Academy)
* 65 Garrison Sanborn      DS      6-1   221  Jr-R *    Tampa (Jesuit)
* 67 John Frady            C-OG    6-4   306  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Bolles)
* 68 Jacky Claude          OG      6-4   308  Jr   **   Miami (Edison)
* 69 Cory Brookins         C       6-3   290  Sr        Panama City (Mosley)
  70 Philip Browning       OL      6-5   280  Fr-R      Atlanta, GA (Westminster/Hargrave Military Academy)
  71 Evan Bellamy          OL      6-4   315  Fr        Miami (Gulliver Prep)
* 72 Budd Thacker          DL      6-2   275  Fr        Sanford (Seminole)
* 73 Shannon Boatman       OL      6-7   309  Jr        Beaumont, TX (West Brook/Tyler JC)
* 74 Geoff Berniard        OG      6-8   340  So-R *    Lafayette, LA (Saint Thomas More)
* 75 Mario Henderson       OL      6-7   308  Sr   ***  Lehigh Acres (Lehigh)
  76 Daron Rose            OL      6-5   310  Fr        Tampa (Jefferson)
  77 Jared Martin          OG      6-2   335  Sr   *    Fort Lauderdale (Nova)
* 78 Matt Hardrick         OL      6-5   340  Fr        Winter Park (Edgewater/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 79 David Overmyer        OT      6-5   303  Jr-R **   Lilburn, GA (Parkview)
* 80 Joslin Shaw           WR      5-10  183  Jr-R *    Plant City (Plant City)
* 81 De'Cody Fagg          WR      6-3   221  Jr   *    Quincy (Shanks/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 82 D.J. Norris           DE      6-3   252  Jr-R **   Pace (Pace)
* 83 Lawrence Timmons      LB      6-3   230  Jr   **   Florence, SC (Wilson)
* 84 Robert Hallback       WR      5-9   181  Sr   **   Plant City (Plant City)
* 85 Richard Goodman       WR      6-0   179  So   *    Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  86 Rod Owens             WR      6-0   170  So   *    Jacksonville (Wolfson)
  87 Chase Walker          WR      6-2   200  So        Panama City (Arnold)
* 88 Edwin Pierre-Pata     TE      6-3   260  Sr        North Miami (North Miami)
* 89 Greg Carr             WR      6-6   203  So   *    Reddick (North Marion)
  90 Aaron Jones           DT      6-3   285  So-R *    Orlando (Edgewater)
  91 Emmanuel Dunbar       DT      6-5   292  So   *    Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach)
* 92 Darrell Burston       DE      6-2   240  Sr-R **   Fayetteville, GA (Starr's Mill)
* 93 Letroy Guion          DT      6-4   286  So   *    Starke (Bradford)
* 94 Justin Mincey         DE      6-5   275  Fr        Folkston, GA (Charlton County/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 95 Kevin McNeil          DE      6-3   240  Fr        Kingsland, GA (Camden County)
* 96 Andre Fluellen        DT      6-4   285  Jr-R **   Cartersville, GA (Cartersville)
* 97 Eli Charles           DE      6-2   225  Fr-R      Green Cove Springs (Clay)
* 98 Alex Boston           DE      6-3   264  Jr-R **   Bartow (Bartow)
* 99 Everette Brown        DE      6-4   240  Fr-R      Stantonsburg, NC (Beddingfield)

January 12, 2006 - Ernie Sims announced he will not return for his final season and will enter the NFL draft.
January 14, 2006 - Antonio Cromartie will enter the NFL draft.
January 15, 2006 - Wyatt Sexton gave up his football career to focus on recovering from Lyme disease and getting his MBA.
January 20, 2006 - Fred Rouse and Cornelius Lewis were dismissed from the team for conduct detrimental to the welfare of the team.
June 23, 2006 - Kenny O'Neal was dismissed from the team for conduct detrimental to the welfare of the team.
June 23, 2006 - Trevor Ford annonced his intention to transfer to another school for personal reasons.

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Bobby Bowden And Charlie Ward Inducted Into 2006 Hall Of Fame.

Coach Bowden headlines the evening with Gold Medal address.

Dec. 5, 2006

NEW YORK, NY - If "In the Stairwell" Air Force Academy singing cadets' group with its rendition of the National Anthem was not enough to get the patriotic juices flowing in the audience, presentations of the annual awards by the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame had a decided "honor America and its great game" message with inductions of the 14 members of the NFF & College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2006.

Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden and Penn State head coach Joe Paterno (unable to attend due to rehabilitation of his injured leg) highlighted the evening as Co-Gold Medal winners - first awarded to U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the inaugural NFF Awards Dinner in 1958.

The Distinguished American Award also was presented posthumously to All-Pacific 10 Conference and summa cum laude graduate of Arizona State Pat Tillman. Tillman disrupted a promising professional career in 2002 to enlist in the military and was later killed in Afghanistan while serving as an Army Ranger. Accepting for the Tillman family was Pat's brother Kevin Tillman of Los Angeles.

A father-son tandem received the NFF Official of the Year laurel for the first time as A.C. (Butch) Lambert, Sr. (posthumous) and Jr. (with Mrs. Lambert, Sr., also in attendance) of Tupelo, Miss. (also the hometown of Elvis Presley) and the Southeastern Conference were accorded dual honors.

My dad is watching as we receive this award," said Butch Lambert, Jr., "and I want to thank the coaches, administration, coordinators, and many friends in the SEC for their support and kindness down through the years."

The John L. Toner Award, for excellence in athletics administration, went to 20-plus year veteran DeLoss Dodds, who also served as AD and track coach at Kansas State after a stellar running career at KSU.

"It is such an honor to receive an award named after John Toner (in attendance and presenting the trophy) at this wonderful event," Dodds said. "I have so many great head coaches and administrators who make my job easier, and I am thankful to have many members of my family visiting New York with us this week."

Rutgers' Brian Leonard, one of 17 finalists out of a field of 148 semifinalists for the Vincent DePaul Draddy Trophy for scholastic, football and other areas of key leadership, was named as the recipient of this prestigious honor - given in memory of longtime NFF leader and ultra-successful businessman Vin Draddy.

"I'm very honored to receive the Draddy Award," said Leonard. "This is the highlight of my college football career, and I have been very fortunate to play for head coach Greg Schiano and to be part of the outstanding football program at Rutgers."

Penn State All-America LB and 2004 Dick Butkus Award recipient Paul Posluszny responded on behalf of the 17 finalists for this award - each of whom earned $18,000 postgraduate scholarships.

"On behalf of all these student-athletes," he said, "I want all of you to know these scholarships will be used for purposes even more important than football. It's an honor to be on the dais with coach Bobby Bowden after Penn State played FSU in the 2006 (FedEx) Orange Bowl, and I know coach Paterno wishes he could be here to receive his award."

Bowden kept the crowd in stitches with several football-related stories and then closed the regular program on a serious note after Chad Hennings of Air Force spoke on behalf of the the Class of 2006.

"Football is the greatest leadership lab in which young men can learn," Hennings stated. "From the first time you put on the football pads and feel the excitement of any level of football, you can give thanks to God, your parents, coaches, teammates, and your universities for their encouragement and support."

"I have been coaching for 54 years and married to (wife) Ann for 56 years," Bowden began. "Football offers you the greatest opportunity for a coach to succeed in any sport. Now, Joe Paterno's old (79). I'm just 77! I'm looking out on this audience and seeing many people who haven't lived their lives. They have so much ahead of them, and, just as with all six of my football jobs in four different states, I know that you have to have faith/belief - I'm not talking about Fate. I have been very fortunate in my profession, and this is just a wonderful award. I am truly honored."


2006 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Everette Brown           College Football News - 2nd Team Freshman All-American
                         Scripps Howard - 2nd Team Freshman All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

Buster Davis             American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 2nd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American
                         College Football News - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         cnnsi.com - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         College & Pro Football Weekly - All-American - Honorable Mention

Geno Hayes               College Football News - Sophomore All-American - Honorable Mention

Jamie Robinson           The Sporting News - Freshman All-American - Honorable Mention

Myron Rolle              College Football News - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Scripps Howard - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Lawrence Timmons         College & Pro Football Weekly - All-American - Honorable Mention

Brandon Warren           Scripps Howard - 3rd Team Freshman All-American
                         The Sporting News - 3rd Team Freshman All-American
                         College Football News - Freshman All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans -  7

2006 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alex Barron              70      OT                 St. Louis Rams
Anquan Boldin            81      WR                 Arizona Cardinals
Michael Boulware         28      S                  Seattle Seahawks
Derrick Brooks           55      LB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Milford Brown            67      OG                 Arizona Cardinals
Tony Bryant              92      DE                 St. Louis Rams
Brodrick Bunkley         78      DT                 Philadelphia Eagles
Jerome Carter            42      DB                 St. Louis Rams
Laveranues Coles         87      WR                 New York Jets
Zack Crockett            32      RB                 Oakland Raiders
Antonio Cromartie        25      CB                 San Diego Chargers
Devard Darling           81      WR                 Baltimore Ravens
Chauncey Davis           92      DE                 Atlanta Falcons
Darnell Dockett          90      DT                 Arizona Cardinals
Warrick Dunn             28      RB                 Atlanta Falcons
Todd Fordham             78      OT                 Carolina Panthers
Derrick Gibson           36      S                  Oakland Raiders
Montrae Holland          61      OG                 New Orleans Saints
Chris Hope               24      S                  Tennessee Titans
Dexter Jackson           28      S                  Cincinnati Bengals
Sebastian Janikowski     11      K                  Oakland Raiders
Mike Jennings            15      WR                 New York Giants
Brad Johnson             14      QB                 Minnesota Vikings
Travis Johnson           75      DT                 Houston Texans
Greg Jones               33      RB                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Walter Jones             71      OT                 Seattle Seahawks
Bryant McFadden          20      CB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Travis Minor             28      RB                 Miami Dolphins
Eric Moore               95      DE                 New Orleans Saints
Eric Moore               92      DE                 St. Louis Rams
A.J. Nicholson           52      LB                 Cincinnati Bengals
Claudius Osei            49      S                  New York Giants
Scott Player             10      P                  Arizona Cardinals
Tommy Polley             54      LB                 New Orleans Saints
Eric Powell              91      DE                 Buffalo Bills
Willie Reid              15      WR                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Samari Rolle             22      CB                 Baltimore Ravens
Gerard Ross              6       CB                 Seattle Seahawks
Orpheus Roye             99      DT                 Cleveland Browns
P.K. Sam                         WR                 Miami Dolphins
Eric Shelton             32      RB                 Carolina Panthers
Corey Simon              97      DT                 Indianapolis Colts
Ernie Sims               50      LB                 Detroit Lions
Greg Spires              94      DE                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tra Thomas               72      OT                 Philadelphia Eagles
Craphonso Thorpe         16      WR                 Detroit Lions
Craphonso Thorpe                 WR                 Houston Texans
Javon Walker             84      WR                 Denver Broncos
B.J. Ward                46      S                  Baltimore Ravens
Leon Washington          29      RB                 New York Jets
Pat Watkins              25      S                  Dallas Cowboys
Chris Weinke             16      QB                 Carolina Panthers
Ray Willis               74      OT                 Seattle Seahawks
Kamerion Wimbley         95      DE                 Cleveland Browns

Noles in the Pros - 52

2006 Schedule and Results

       
GAME DAY
 
       
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
USA
AP
USA
AP
USA
REC
09/04
A
MIAMI W 13-10
11
10
12
11
 
 
7-6
09/09
H
TROY W 24-17
9
9
 
 
 
 
8-5
09/16
H
CLEMSON L 20-27
9
10
 
 
 
 
8-5
09/23
H
RICE W 55- 7
18
17
 
 
 
 
7-6
10/05
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE L 20-24
17
16
 
 
 
 
3-9
10/14
A
DUKE W 51-24
 
 
 
 
 
 
0-12
10/21
H
BOSTON COLLEGE L 19-24
 
 
22
21
20
20
10-3
10/28
A
MARYLAND L 24-27
 
 
 
 
 
 
9-4
11/04
H
VIRGINIA W 33- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
5-7
11/11
H
WAKE FOREST L 0-30
 
 
18
19
18
17
11-3
11/18
H
WESTERN MICHIGAN W 28-20
 
 
 
 
 
 
8-5
11/25
H
FLORIDA L 14-21
 
 
4
4
1
1
13-1
12/27
N
UCLA
Emerald Bowl, San Francisco, Ca
W 44-27
 
 
 
 
 
 
7-6
Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    7- 6     4-4     2-2     1-0
AGAINST ACC      3- 5     1-3     2-2     0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   1- 3     0-3     1-0     0-0


2006 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1  WAKE FOREST           6- 2    11- 3 
 2t BOSTON COLLEGE        5- 3    10- 3 
 2t MARYLAND              5- 3     9- 4 
 2t CLEMSON               5- 3     8- 5 
 5  FLORIDA STATE         3- 5     7- 6 
 6  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  2- 6     3- 9 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  GEORGIA TECH          7- 1     9- 5 
 2  VIRGINIA TECH         6- 2    10- 3 
 3  VIRGINIA              4- 4     5- 7 
 4  MIAMI                 3- 5     7- 6 
 5  NORTH CAROLINA        2- 6     3- 9 
 6  DUKE                  0- 8     0-12 

2006 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP, Jacksonville, Fl
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
12/02/2006  WAKE FOREST 9, GEORGIA TECH 6                       

ACC Championship, Jacksonville, Fl
December 2, 2006, Wake Forest 9, Georgia Tech 6

2006 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Antone Smith 09/23/2006 RICE 12 137 11.42 2 Lorenzo Booker 09/23/2006 RICE 13 115 8.85 1

2006 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Chris Davis 10/28/2006 MARYLAND 8 132 16.50 1 Lorenzo Booker 12/27/2006 UCLA 5 117 23.40 0 Greg Carr 09/23/2006 RICE 5 107 21.40 2 Lorenzo Booker 10/05/2006 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 4 105 26.25 0 Greg Carr 10/14/2006 DUKE 4 100 25.00 3 Chris Davis 10/21/2006 BOSTON COLLEGE 10 100 10.00 0

2006 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Drew Weatherford 09/09/2006 TROY 43 30 336 1 7.81 2 Drew Weatherford 10/21/2006 BOSTON COLLEGE 48 32 326 2 6.79 1 Drew Weatherford 12/27/2006 UCLA 43 21 325 1 7.56 1

2006 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 343 258 Points Per Game............. 26.4 19.8 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 42 31 TDs Rushing................. 17 11 TDs Passing................. 19 17 TDs Fumble Return........... 1 1 TDs Punt Return............. 2 0 TDs Interception............ 3 2 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 40-41 27-31 Kick........................ 39-40 26-29 Pass........................ 1- 1 1- 2 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 14-20 14-19 SAFETY........................ 2 1 DEFENSIVE EXTRA POINT......... 2 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 211 201 Rushing..................... 61 75 Passing..................... 134 107 Penalty..................... 16 19 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1255 1203 Yards gained rushing........ 1592 1686 Yards lost rushing.......... 337 483 Rushing Attempts............ 363 421 Average Per Rush............ 3.5 2.9 Average Per Game............ 96.5 92.5 PASSING YARDAGE............... 3039 2578 Att-Comp-Int................ 439-239-16 414-227-12 Efficiency.................. 119.58 114.89 Average Per Pass............ 6.9 6.2 Average Per Catch........... 12.7 11.4 Average Per Game............ 233.8 198.3 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 4294 3781 Total Plays................. 802 835 Average Per Play............ 5.4 4.5 Average Per Game............ 330.3 290.8 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 35- 653 43-1051 Average Per Return.......... 18.7 24.4 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 35-317 19-221 Average Per Return.......... 9.1 11.6 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 12-263 16-204 Average Per Return.......... 21.9 12.8 FUMBLE RETURNS: #-YARDS....... 7- 52 11- 18 Average Per Return.......... 7.4 1.6 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 26-11 19- 7 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 89- 697 82- 633 Average Per Game............ 53.6 48.7 PUNTS-YARDS................... 69-2772 87-3338 Average Per Punt............ 40.2 38.4 Net punt average............ 37.0 34.7 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME....... 29:06 30:54 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 177- 60 191- 61 3rd-Down Pct................ .950 .131 4TH DOWN CONVERSIONS-4TH DOWN. 11- 5 14- 3 4th-Down Pct................ .200 .667 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 27-202 26-135 MISC YARDS.................... 79 0 ATTENDANCE.................... 644,256 196,960 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 8-80,532 4-49,240 ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD...... 40,331 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 1-40,331
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
71
71
88
115
345
Opponents
46
109
61
42
258
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Lorenzo Booker      13  143  709   93   616   4.3   4  34    47.4
Antone Smith        11   88  482   26   456   5.2   5  80t   41.5
Xavier Lee           8   23  127   43    84   3.7   0  24    10.5
Joe Surratt         12   21   56    2    54   2.6   6   8     4.5
Chris Davis         13    5   36    8    28   5.6   1  16     2.2
Marcus Sims          8    8   27   11    16   2.0   0   8     2.0
Preston Parker      10    3   13    0    13   4.3   0   9     1.3
De'Cody Fagg        11    0   10    0    10         0  10     0.9
Matt Dunham          9    6    5    0     5   0.8   0   2     0.6
Joslin Shaw         13    2    8    4     4   2.0   0   8     0.3
Drew Weatherford    12   57  119  133   -14  -0.2   1  11    -1.2
 Team                     7    0   17   -17  -2.4   0     

Total.........      13  363 1592  337  1255   3.5  17  80t   96.5
Opponents.....      13  421 1686  483  1203   2.9  11  47    92.5


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Drew Weatherford    12  118.09 318-177-11   .557 2154  12  73   179.5
Xavier Lee           8  123.50 121- 62- 5   .512  885   7  57t  110.6

Total.........      13  119.58 439-239-16   .544 3039  19  73   233.8
Opponents.....      13  114.89 414-227-12   .548 2578  17  78t  198.3


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Chris Davis         13  49   684  14.0   4  55    52.6
Greg Carr           13  34   619  18.2  12  57t   47.6
De'Cody Fagg        11  37   439  11.9   1  29    39.9
Lorenzo Booker      13  33   420  12.7   0  73    32.3
Brandon Warren      12  28   301  10.8   1  29    25.1
Antone Smith        11  21   174   8.3   0  21    15.8
Joslin Shaw         13  12   159  13.3   0  24    12.2
Caz Piurowski       13   7    55   7.9   0  13     4.2
Damon McDaniel       3   3    51  17.0   1  19    17.0
Charlie Graham      12   3    42  14.0   0  28     3.5
Richard Goodman     11   3    33  11.0   0  22     3.0
Preston Parker      10   2    26  13.0   0  20     2.6
Robert Hallback     11   2    14   7.0   0   7     1.3
Matt Dunham          9   2    10   5.0   0   6     1.1
Joe Surratt         12   2     7   3.5   0   6     0.6
Marcus Sims          8   1     5   5.0   0   5     0.6

Total.........      13 239  3039  12.7  19  73   233.8
Opponents.....      13 227  2578  11.4  17  78t  198.3


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Chris Davis          26  224   8.6  0  51 
Tony Carter           1   88  88.0  1  69t
Lawrence Timmons      0   25        1  25t
Patrick Robinson      4   16   4.0  0  16 
Dekoda Watson         1   16  16.0  0  16 
Preston Parker        1   10  10.0  0  10 
Eli Charles           1    8   8.0  0   8 
Marcus Ball           1   -1  -1.0  0  -1 

Total.........       35  317   9.1  2  51 
Opponent......       19  221  11.6  0  50 


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Roger Williams        4   45  11.3  0  38 
Tony Carter           2  121  60.5  2  86t
Lawrence Timmons      1   22  22.0  1  22 
Marcus Ball           1   54  54.0  0  54 
Myron Rolle           1   21  21.0  0  21 
Buster Davis          1    0   0.0  0   0 
Michael Ray Garvin    1    0   0.0  0   0 
Geno Hayes            1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       12  263  21.9  3  86t
Opponent......       16  204  12.8  2  50 


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Michael Ray Garvin   16   362 22.6  0  47 
Joslin Shaw           9   156 17.3  0  31 
Lorenzo Booker        4    66 16.5  0  19 
Seddrick Holloway     3    39 13.0  0  18 
Preston Parker        1    21 21.0  0  21 
Sean Compton          1     9  9.0  0   9 
Charlie Graham        1     0  0.0  0   0 

Total.........       35   653 18.7  0  47 
Opponent......       43  1051 24.4  0  67 


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Lawrence Timmons      1   36  36.0  1  36t   0
Michael Ray Garvin    1   13  13.0  0  13    0
Neefy Moffett         1    3   3.0  0   3    1
Buster Davis          1    0   0.0  0   0    2
Rodney Gallon         1    0   0.0  0   0    1
Kevin McNeil          1    0   0.0  0   0    1
Eli Charles           1    0   0.0  0   0    0
Roger Williams        0    0    .   0   .    1
Letroy Guion          0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........        7   52   7.4  1  36t   7
Opponent......       11   18   1.6  1  14 


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Gary Cismesia         0  14-20   39-40   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    81
Greg Carr            12   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    72
Joe Surratt           6   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    36
Chris Davis           5   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0    32
Antone Smith          5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Lorenzo Booker        4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Tony Carter           3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   1   0    20
Lawrence Timmons      3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
De'Cody Fagg          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Drew Weatherford      1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   1-1   0   0     6
Damon McDaniel        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Brandon Warren        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
Buster Davis          0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   1     2
Caz Piurowski         0   0-0     0-0    1-1   0   0-0   0   0     2
Patrick Robinson      0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   1   0     2
====================================================================
FSU                  42  14-20   39-40   1-1   1   1-1   2   2   345
Opponent             31  14-19   26-29   0-0   1   1-2   0   1   258
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Greg Carr
.
12
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Joe Surratt
6
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Chris Davis
1
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Antone Smith
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Lorenzo Booker
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Tony Carter
.
.
.
2
.
1
.
.
.
Lawrence Timmons
.
.
.
1
1
1
.
.
.
De'Cody Fagg
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Drew Weatherford
1
.
12
.
.
.
.
.
.
Damon McDaniel
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Brandon Warren
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Xavier Lee
.
.
7
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
17
19
19
3
1
2
.
.
.
Opponents
11
17
17
2
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    12  375   -14 2154  2140 178.3
Xavier Lee           8  144    84  885   969 121.1
Lorenzo Booker      13  143   616    0   616  47.4
Antone Smith        11   88   456    0   456  41.5
Joe Surratt         12   21    54    0    54   4.5
Chris Davis         13    5    28    0    28   2.2
Marcus Sims          8    8    16    0    16   2.0
Preston Parker      10    3    13    0    13   1.3
De'Cody Fagg        11    0    10    0    10   0.9
Matt Dunham          9    6     5    0     5   0.6
Joslin Shaw         13    2     4    0     4   0.3
 Team                     7   -17    0   -17

Total.........      13  802  1255 3039  4294 330.3
Opponent......      13  835  1203 2578  3781 290.8


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Gary Cismesia        14-20  .700  1- 1  5- 5  5- 6  2- 7  1- 1 53
FG SEQUENCE Gary Cismesia
MIAMI
(37), (33)
TROY
39, (44)
CLEMSON
(25)
RICE
(32), (53)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
(25), (19)
DUKE
None
BOSTON COLLEGE
(28)
MARYLAND
(24), 46
VIRGINIA
(44)
WAKE FOREST
46
WESTERN MICHIGAN
44, 41
FLORIDA
40
UCLA
(39), (21), (36)
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Graham Gano         68 2736  40.2  63    6   1  17   1
John McKnight        1   36  36.0  36    0   1   1   0

Total.........      69 2772  40.2  63    6  19  18   1
Opponent......      87 3338  38.4  68    7  18  26   2


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Lorenzo Booker      13  616   420    0   66    0    0 1102  84.8
Chris Davis         13   28   684  224    0    0    0  936  72.0
Antone Smith        11  456   174    0    0    0    0  630  57.3
Greg Carr           13    0   619    0    0    0    0  619  47.6
De'Cody Fagg        11   10   439    0    0    0    0  449  40.8
Michael Ray Garvin  13    0     0    0  362    0   13  375  28.8
Joslin Shaw         13    4   159    0  156    0    0  319  24.5
Brandon Warren      12    0   301    0    0    0    0  301  25.1
Tony Carter         11    0     0   88    0  121    0  209  19.0
Xavier Lee           8   84     0    0    0    0    0   84  10.5
Lawrence Timmons    13    0     0   25    0   22   36   83   6.4
Preston Parker      10   13    26   10   21    0    0   70   7.0
Joe Surratt         12   54     7    0    0    0    0   61   5.1
Caz Piurowski       13    0    55    0    0    0    0   55   4.2
Marcus Ball          4    0     0   -1    0   54    0   53  13.3
Damon McDaniel       3    0    51    0    0    0    0   51  17.0
Roger Williams      13    0     0    0    0   45    0   45   3.5
Charlie Graham      12    0    42    0    0    0    0   42   3.5
Seddrick Holloway   11    0     0    0   39    0    0   39   3.5
Richard Goodman     11    0    33    0    0    0    0   33   3.0
Myron Rolle         12    0     0    0    0   21    0   21   1.8
Marcus Sims          8   16     5    0    0    0    0   21   2.6
Patrick Robinson    12    0     0   16    0    0    0   16   1.3
Dekoda Watson       12    0     0   16    0    0    0   16   1.3
Matt Dunham          9    5    10    0    0    0    0   15   1.7
Robert Hallback     11    0    14    0    0    0    0   14   1.3
Sean Compton        12    0     0    0    9    0    0    9   0.8
Eli Charles         11    0     0    8    0    0    0    8   0.7
Neefy Moffett       13    0     0    0    0    0    3    3   0.2
Drew Weatherford    12  -14     0    0    0    0    0  -14  -1.2
 Team                   -17     0    0    0    0    0  -17

Total.........      13 1255  3039  317  653  263   52 5579 429.2
Opponent......      13 1203  2578  221 1051  204   18 5275 405.8


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Buster Davis        13   57   52   109   8.0- 60.0    5.0- 50.0     1-  0   2    .   1-  0   2   .   1
Lawrence Timmons    13   42   37    79  18.0- 71.0    5.0- 29.0     1- 22   6    2   1- 36   .   2   .
Myron Rolle         12   31   46    77   5.5- 22.0    1.0-  2.0     1- 21   5    .    .      .   .   .
Roger Williams      13   36   31    67   1.0-  2.0       .          4- 45   5    .    .      1   .   .
Geno Hayes          10   31   28    59  12.0- 62.0    3.0- 24.0     1-  0   3    1    .      .   .   .
Michael Ray Garvin  13   30    5    35   1.0-  9.0    1.0-  9.0     1-  0   3    .   1- 13   .   .   .
Andre Fluellen      13   16   12    28   8.0- 25.0    0.5-  3.0      .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Tony Carter         11   14   13    27   2.5-  7.0       .          2-121   5    .    .      .   .   .
Everette Brown      13   16   11    27  13.5- 45.0    3.0- 21.0      .      .    3    .      .   1   .
Jamie Robinson      12   16   10    26   1.0-  1.0       .           .      4    .    .      .   .   .
Letroy Guion        12   10   15    25   4.0- 19.0    0.5-  4.0      .      .    1    .      1   .   .
Dekoda Watson       12   15    8    23   3.5- 18.0    2.0- 15.0      .      .    .    .      .   1   .
J.R. Bryant         12   17    6    23   2.0-  2.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Kevin McNeil        10    9    7    16   5.0- 33.0    3.0- 28.0      .      1    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Darius McClure      11   10    6    16      .            .           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Budd Thacker         9    6    8    14   2.5-  6.0    1.0-  1.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Darrell Burston     13    3   11    14   3.0- 12.0    1.0-  8.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Marcus Ball          4    7    6    13      .            .          1- 54   2    .    .      .   .   .
Neefy Moffett       13    7    6    13   2.5-  6.0       .           .      3    .   1-  3   1   .   .
Anthony Houllis      3    6    6    12   0.5-  0.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Rodney Gallon       12    7    5    12   1.5-  7.0       .           .      .    1   1-  0   1   .   .
Patrick Robinson    12    6    5    11   1.0-  5.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   1   .
Recardo Wright      10    3    8    11      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Alex Boston         10    5    3     8   6.0- 21.0    1.0-  8.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mikhal Kornegay     11    3    5     8   0.5-  0.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Eli Charles         11    4    3     7      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   1   .
Derek Nicholson      5    2    4     6   0.5-  0.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jae Thaxton          4    4    2     6      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Korey Mangum        11    4    2     6   1.0-  3.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Justin Mincey        7    3    1     4   1.0-  3.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Roosevelt Lawson    12    2    2     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Toddrick Verdell     9    .    3     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Emmanuel Dunbar      2    1    2     3   0.5-  1.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Garrison Sanborn    12    3    .     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Benjamin Lampkin    11    .    3     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Kendrick Stewart     4    .    2     2      .            .           .      .    1    .      .   .   .
Jesse Outlaw         2    1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Pat Davis           12    1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Brandon Warren      12    1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Joslin Shaw         13    .    2     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Graham Gano         13    1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Drew Weatherford    12    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
 Team                     2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   1
Marcus Gadson        1    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Marcus Sims          8    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Robert Hallback     11    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lorenzo Booker      13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John McKnight        2    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Paul Griffin         2    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
David Overmyer      12    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
D.J. Norris          4    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .

FLORIDA STATE 13, MIAMI 10

09/04/2006, CORAL GABLES, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Nip 'Canes In Defensive Struggle 13-10

Garvin's interception in final minute seals win for FSU.

MIAMI, FL - Gary Cismesia took his final warmup kick on the sideline, rubbed his head, fastened his helmet strap and jogged onto the field. He looked cool and calm, then did what so many Florida State kickers over the years could not.

He beat Miami.

Cismesia's 33-yard field goal with 8:06 left lifted the 11th-ranked Seminoles to a 13-10 win over the No. 12 Hurricanes on Monday night.

Michael Ray Garvin intercepted Kyle Wright's final pass with 29 seconds left, sealing the victory.

It was the second straight win in the series for the Seminoles, who also eked out a three-point win over their Sunshine State rival in last season's opener.

Drew Weatherford, who struggled in the 2005 win, was solid this time - throwing for 175 yards, 62 of them on a pair of pivotal third-down conversions that set up the Seminoles' lone touchdown early in the fourth quarter. And Florida State's hopes almost entirely hinged on the passing game, since Miami's defensive front held the Seminoles to 1 yard on 25 rushes.

Still, even a performance like that wasn't enough to carry the Hurricanes, who managed only 17 yards in the second half and wasted a 10-3 halftime lead.

"You don't know how hard it is to beat Miami," Seminoles coach Bobby Bowden said. "I mean, I've been playing these guys for 31 years. They've probably got as good a defense as there is in the country, unless it's us."

Charlie Jones had a 4-yard touchdown run for Miami, which hadn't lost to Florida State in the Orange Bowl since 1998 - and has now lost three of its last four games overall dating back to last season. The revamped Hurricane offense struggled mightily; Wright was 18-of-27 passing, but gained only 132 yards.

And the rushing game, like Florida State's, was nonexistent: Miami had 2 yards on 26 carries, the second-lowest total in school history.

"What you saw tonight was a typical Miami-Florida State game...I want to make sure our fans don't give up on this football team," Miami coach Larry Coker said. "This is going to be a very good football team. It's a long season."

Joe Surratt had a 1-yard touchdown plunge for Florida State on the first play of the final quarter, and De'Cody Fagg had three catches for 60 yards for the Seminoles.

Darnell Jenkins and Lance Leggett each had four catches and combined for 93 yards for the Hurricanes, but the duo made only one catch in the second half.

With one swing of Cismesia's right leg, finally, Gerry Thomas, Dan Mowrey, Matt Munyon and Xavier Beitia could enjoy seeing a late-game kick against the Hurricanes. Each of Florida State's former kickers had missed pivotal chances late in games against Miami in recent years, a trend that has long befuddled the Seminoles.

Thomas missed in 1991, Wide Right I.

Mowrey missed the next year, Wide Right II.

Munyon's miss was in 2000, Wide Right III.

And Beitia missed three in his career against Miami - wide left at the end of the 2002 game, another in the 2004 Orange Bowl loss to Miami, then a block in the Hurricanes' 16-10 win that opened the 2004 season.

But Cismesia - who missed an extra point and then two field goals in overtime against Penn State last season in the Orange Bowl - finally delivered a dagger.

Without Weatherford's clutch play in the third quarter, Cismesia may never have gotten his chance.

Weatherford - now 2-0 against Miami as a starter - had third-down passes of 28 and 34 yards to breathe life into a stagnant Florida State offense, setting up Surratt's score that pulled the Seminoles into a 10-10 tie.

A close game shouldn't have surprised anyone at the Orange Bowl - this marked the seventh time in the last eight meetings between the schools that the outcome was decided by eight points or less.

Cismesia hit a 37-yard field goal 6:04 into the game, opening the scoring.

Miami's first scoring drive was highlighted by a 27-yard catch by Jenkins, who adjusted and spun to grab a slightly underthrown ball shortly before Jones' touchdown run with 13:02 left in the half.

Jon Peattie added a 20-yard field goal later in the half, pushing the margin to 10-3. Miami's Brandon Meriweather had an interception shortly before halftime, giving the Hurricanes the ball at Florida State's 31 - but the offense couldn't extend the lead, and that missed opportunity proved costly.

"We made no plays. We made no plays in the second half," Coker said.

Notes: Bowden is now 1-8 against Miami when trailing at halftime...Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem and Dorell Wright of the NBA champion Miami Heat watched from the Miami sideline...Miami punter Brian Monroe had a career-long 68-yard kick in the first quarter.

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

1st   3- 0  Gary Cismesia, 37, field goal, 8:56 
2nd   3- 7  Opp, 4, run (kick), 13:02
      3-10  Opp, 20, field goal, 4:51 
4th  10-10  Joe Surratt, 1, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 14:58
     13-10  Gary Cismesia, 33, field goal, 8:01 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 9 8 Rushes-yards 25- 1 26- 2 Passing 175 132 Att-Comp-Int 32-16-1 27-18-1 Total Yards 57-176 53-134 Punt Returns 5-43 2-12 Kickoff Returns 1-14 4-79 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-6 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 7-34.9 9-40.1 Sacks By-Yds 3-31 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 3-0 Penalties-Yds 6-38 9-75 3rd Down Conversions 4-15 5-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 30:35 29:25 Attendance 71,481 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Antone Smith 9- 5 Joe Surratt 1- 3 Drew Weatherford 6- -1 Lorenzo Booker 6- -3 Team 1- -3 Receiving De'Cody Fagg 3- 60 Lorenzo Booker 3- 47 Antone Smith 3- 24 Chris Davis 3- 21 Greg Carr 1- 11 Joe Surratt 1- 6 Brandon Warren 1- 3 Caz Piurowski 1- 3 Passing Drew Weatherford 32-16-1-175 Punt Return Chris Davis 5- 43 Kickoff Return Michael Ray Garvin 1- 14 Punting Graham Gano 7- 244 |---------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 9 3 12 3.5- 36.0 2.0- 29.0 . . . . . . . Geno Hayes 6 2 8 2.5- 14.0 . . . . . . . . J.R. Bryant 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Roger Williams 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson 2 2 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Anthony Houllis 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Everette Brown 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Paul Griffin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . D.J. Norris 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcus Sims 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Drew Weatherford 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Emmanuel Dunbar 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jae Thaxton 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Darrell Burston . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TE    1  Brandon Warren
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TB   28  Lorenzo Booker
FB   32  Joe Surratt
C    67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   73  Shannon Boatman
LT   75  Mario Henderson
RG   79  David Overmyer
WR   81  De'Cody Fagg
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
WLB  10  Geno Hayes
FC   15  Tony Carter
BC   18  J.R. Bryant
RV   46  Anthony Houllis
NG   54  Paul Griffin
LE   82  D.J. Norris
SLB  83  Lawrence Timmons
RE   92  Darrell Burston
DT   96  Andre Fluellen
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Myron Rolle
 4  Mikhal Kornegay
 6  Antone Smith
12  Gary Cismesia
13  Preston Parker
16  Brent Moody
19  Caz Piurowski
20  Jamie Robinson
21  Patrick Robinson
23  Roosevelt Lawson
24  Darius McClure
29  Michael Ray Garvin
30  Pat Davis
35  Marcus Sims
36  Dekoda Watson
37  Rodney Gallon
38  Sean Compton
40  Matt Dunham
41  Seddrick Holloway
43  Graham Gano
44  Marcus Ball
45  Charlie Graham
##  NAME
-----------------------------
49  Benjamin Lampkin
51  Jae Thaxton
52  Jeremey Franklin
55  Derek Nicholson
58  Dumaka Atkins
59  Neefy Moffett
62  Cory Niblock
64  Marcus Ford
65  Garrison Sanborn
69  Cory Brookins
74  Geoff Berniard
78  Matt Hardrick
80  Joslin Shaw
84  Robert Hallback
85  Richard Goodman
89  Greg Carr
91  Emmanuel Dunbar
93  Letroy Guion
97  Eli Charles
98  Alex Boston
99  Everette Brown

FLORIDA STATE 24, TROY 17

09/09/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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No. 9 Seminoles Rally To Beat Trojans, 24-17.

Drew Weatherford throws for 336 yards.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Buster Davis' interception set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Joe Surratt with 1:56 left, and No. 9 Florida State rallied late to escape with a 24-17 victory over Troy on Saturday.

The Seminoles (2-0) scored two touchdowns in the final 6:12 to pull out the victory.

Davis, the 5-foot-10 linebacker, intercepted Omar Haugabook's third-down pass at the Troy 29 moments after Florida State had tied the game at 17-17.

Haugabook completed 28 of 46 passes for 219 yards, but was intercepted three times.

Drew Weatherford threw a 5-yard tying TD pass to Chris Davis, whose muffed punt minutes earlier led to Troy grabbing the lead.

Weatherford, who passed for 336 yards, also connected on a 17-yard scoring pass with Greg Carr that gave the Seminoles a 7-3 lead early in the second half.

After managing just 1 yard rushing against Miami in their season-opening victory, the Seminoles again were stalled on the ground. Florida State gained 45 yards on 28 carries, nearly all coming in the fourth quarter.

Sophomore Antone Smith led Florida State with 25 yards rushing on a half dozen carries and Lorenzo Booker added 18, also on six tries.

Davis' muff with 12:54 left was recovered by Elbert Mack at Florida State's 31 and Haugabook scored on a 1-yard run to give Troy a 17-10 lead.

Gary Cismesia, who had earlier missed from 39 yards, tied the game at 10-10 with a 44-yard field goal with 4:04 left in the third quarter.

The Seminoles scored on their first drive of the second half on Carr's leaping catch in the end zone.

But Troy answered with an 80-yard scoring drive culminated by Haugabook's 3-yard touchdown strike to Toris Rutledge.

Troy had its chances to put more points on the board.

Despite moving inside Florida State's 20 on three occasions in the first half, the Trojans managed just one field goal - a 39-yard kick by Whibbs with 4:41 left in the second quarter that stood for a 3-0 halftime lead.

Troy made it to Florida State's 3 on the game's opening drive, but Roger Williams intercepted Haugabook's pass in the end zone after it was first tipped by cornerback Tony Carter.

The Trojans had a second scoring opportunity moments later in the first quarter, but Whibbs 31-yard field goal try was blocked by Florida State's Everette Brown.

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

1st   0- 0  Opp, 31, field goal blocked by Everette Brown, 4:22 
2nd   0- 0  Gary Cismesia, 39, field goal failed, 11:21
      0- 3  Opp, 39, field goal, 4:41 
3rd   7- 3  Greg Carr, 17, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 11:23
      7-10  Opp, 3, pass (kick), 7:43 
     10-10  Gary Cismesia, 44, field goal, 4:04 
4th  10-17  Opp, 1, run (kick), 11:12
     17-17  Chris Davis, 15, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 6:12 
     24-17  Joe Surratt, 4, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 1:56 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 13 Rushes-yards 28- 45 14- 24 Passing 336 271 Att-Comp-Int 43-30-1 48-31-3 Total Yards 71-381 62-295 Punt Returns 1--18 0-0 Kickoff Returns 3-55 4-74 Interception Ret. 3-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 3-0 Punts 3-37.7 5-29.6 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 3-12 Fumbles-Lost 7-3 0-0 Penalties-Yds 6-51 8-71 3rd Down Conversions 6-12 7-15 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 31:51 28:09 Attendance 77,217 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Antone Smith 6- 25 Lorenzo Booker 6- 18 Joe Surratt 5- 16 Drew Weatherford 8- -2 Team 2- -4 Chris Davis 1- -8 Receiving De'Cody Fagg 7- 93 Brandon Warren 3- 56 Antone Smith 3- 36 Chris Davis 2- 34 Joslin Shaw 3- 30 Greg Carr 3- 27 Richard Goodman 2- 27 Lorenzo Booker 6- 21 Caz Piurowski 1- 12 Passing Drew Weatherford 43-30-1-336 Punt Return Chris Davis 1- -18 Kickoff Return Lorenzo Booker 2- 38 Michael Ray Garvin 1- 17 Punting Graham Gano 3- 113 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marcus Ball 6 4 10 . . . 2 . . . . . Buster Davis 3 5 8 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Geno Hayes 2 5 7 1.5- 3.0 . 1- 0 1 . . . . . J.R. Bryant 3 2 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Houllis 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Roger Williams 1 2 3 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Neefy Moffett 1 2 3 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Jae Thaxton 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Darius McClure 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 2 . 2 1.0- 3.0 . . 2 . . . . . Emmanuel Dunbar . 2 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Robert Hallback 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Everette Brown 1 . 1 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . 1 . Roosevelt Lawson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tony Carter . 1 1 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TE    1  Brandon Warren
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TB   28  Lorenzo Booker
FB   32  Joe Surratt
C    67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   73  Shannon Boatman
LT   75  Mario Henderson
RG   79  David Overmyer
WR   81  De'Cody Fagg
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
WLB  10  Geno Hayes
FC   15  Tony Carter
BC   18  J.R. Bryant
RV   46  Anthony Houllis
NG   54  Paul Griffin
LE   82  D.J. Norris
SLB  83  Lawrence Timmons
RE   92  Darrell Burston
DT   96  Andre Fluellen
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 6  Antone Smith
12  Gary Cismesia
19  Caz Piurowski
23  Roosevelt Lawson
24  Darius McClure
29  Michael Ray Garvin
43  Graham Gano
44  Marcus Ball
51  Jae Thaxton
##  NAME
-----------------------------
55  Derek Nicholson
59  Neefy Moffett
80  Joslin Shaw
84  Robert Hallback
85  Richard Goodman
89  Greg Carr
91  Emmanuel Dunbar
99  Everette Brown

CLEMSON 27, FLORIDA STATE 20

09/16/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Seminoles Suffer Rare Home Loss To Tigers, 27-20.

Florida State scores nine points off blocked kicks.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After years of losing to Dad, Clemson's Tommy Bowden is getting the best of college football's most famous family feud.

James Davis plunged into the end zone from a yard out with 8 seconds left to give Clemson a 27-20 victory over No. 9 Florida State, Tommy's third win in the last four years over Bobby Bowden.

Clemson had not won in Tallahassee in 17 years.

"To come down here and win is awfully difficult," Tommy Bowden said. "Momentum changes are easier to overcome at home obviously."

And momentum changed dramatically at the end when replay officials overruled a field official's decision on a fumble that had awarded the ball to Florida State.

"He said it was a mutual recovery and that goes to the offense," Bobby Bowden said. "I guess they got a rule I ain't read yet."

Then Davis took over.

The sophomore tailback got 67 of his 87 yards on the final drive, including a 47-yard ramble that took the ball to Florida State's 4.

"We caught them a couple of times not getting lined up and broke some big plays," Tommy Bowden said.

"It was wide open," Davis said about the 47-yard gain. "No one was there."

Two plays later he was in from a yard out for his second touchdown of the game.

Clemson had not won at Florida State since 1989 when Terry Allen led the Tigers to a 34-23 victory, three years before the Seminoles joined the ACC.

"We played good enough to win the game up until the last drive," Bobby Bowden said.

Clemson (2-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won despite having two kicks blocked and returned for points by Florida State's Tony Carter. He ran back a blocked field-goal attempt for a touchdown and another for two points on a blocked extra point - the first returned PAT for points in Florida State's football history.

"I was in the right place at the right time," Carter said. "I did the easy thing, just pick the ball up and run."

Florida State led just once, 9-6, after Carter's 69-yard run with a blocked field goal try. He'd raced 80 yards with the blocked extra point after Clemson opened the scoring on Davis' 8-yard run.

Florida State (2-1, 1-1) struggled again offensively. It's first offensive touchdown came on Joe Surratt's 1-yard run with 10:27 left the game and Drew Weatherford hit Chris Davis for the 2-point conversion to tie the game 20-20.

Florida State didn't score in the first half for the third straight game, managing its first points late in the third quarter on Gary Cismesia's 25-yard field goal that trimmed Clemson 's lead to 20-12.

Will Proctor's 20-yard TD run put the Tigers up by 11.

Clemson grabbed a 14-9 lead with 23 seconds left in the half on Proctor's 19-yard scoring pass to Chansi Stuckey, who caught 11 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns in Clemson's 35-14 win over the Seminoles last year. The Tigers were successful on a 2-point try when Proctor again hit Stuckey.

Florida State, seemingly confused on offense at the beginning of the game, was out of timeouts less than nine minutes into the game, although one came in advance of a Clemson punt. The Seminoles had only 89 yards offense in the first half and finished with 204.

Weatherford was 11 of 19 passing for 102 yards and didn't once try wideout Greg Carr, who led the league a year ago in touchdown catches.

"I can't understand it," Bobby Bowden said. "We just couldn't throw tonight. That's a total mystery to me."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CLEMSON
6
8
6
7
27
FLORIDA STATE
2
7
3
8
20

1st   0- 6  Opp, 8, run (kick blocked by Lawrence Timmons), 3:42 
      2- 6  Tony Carter, defensive extra point, 3:42 
2nd   2- 6  Opp, 32, field goal blocked by Patrick Robinson, 3:24 
      9- 6  Tony Carter, 69, punt return/blocked punt (Gary Cismesia, kick), 3:24 
      9-14  Opp, 19, pass (pass), 0:23 
3rd   9-20  Opp, 20, run (pass failed), 12:14
     12-20  Gary Cismesia, 25, field goal, 3:19 
4th  20-20  Joe Surratt, 1, run (Chris Davis, pass from Drew Weatherford), 10:27
     20-27  Opp, 1, run (kick), 0:08 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 11 15 Rushes-yards 38-102 28-151 Passing 102 194 Att-Comp-Int 20-11-0 30-16-0 Total Yards 58-204 58-345 Punt Returns 4-9 2-7 Kickoff Returns 2-28 1-25 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-4 Punts 6-39.7 7-39.4 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 4-11 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 3-0 Penalties-Yds 5-38 3-25 3rd Down Conversions 7-17 6-14 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-0 Time of Posession 33:16 26:40 Attendance 83,510 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lorenzo Booker 10- 45 Antone Smith 11- 36 Joe Surratt 7- 25 Drew Weatherford 10- -4 Receiving De'Cody Fagg 4- 34 Chris Davis 1- 26 Brandon Warren 3- 25 Lorenzo Booker 1- 7 Richard Goodman 1- 6 Joslin Shaw 1- 4 Passing Drew Weatherford 19-11-0-102 Xavier Lee 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Chris Davis 3- 10 Marcus Ball 1- -1 Kickoff Return Lorenzo Booker 2- 28 Punting Graham Gano 6- 238 |---------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 4 5 9 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . 1 . . Lawrence Timmons 5 1 6 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . 1 . J.R. Bryant 4 2 6 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Anthony Houllis 3 3 6 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Geno Hayes 2 3 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Andre Fluellen 1 3 4 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett 2 1 3 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Roger Williams 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Darius McClure 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Derek Nicholson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Tony Carter 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Team 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eli Charles 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcus Ball 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Myron Rolle . 1 1 0.5- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Jae Thaxton . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Alex Boston . 1 1 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Letroy Guion . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Patrick Robinson . . . . . . . . . . 1 . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TE    1  Brandon Warren
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TB   28  Lorenzo Booker
FB   32  Joe Surratt
RG   62  Cory Niblock
C    67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   73  Shannon Boatman
LT   75  Mario Henderson
WR   81  De'Cody Fagg
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
WLG  10  Geno Hayes
FC   15  Tony Carter
BC   18  J.R. Bryant
RV   46  Anthony Houllis
RE   82  D.J. Norris
SLB  83  Lawrence Timmons
LE   92  Darrell Burston
NG   96  Andre Fluellen
DT   98  Alex Boston
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Myron Rolle
 6  Antone Smith
 9  Xavier Lee
12  Gary Cismesia
21  Patrick Robinson
24  Darius McClure
29  Michael Ray Garvin
35  Marcus Sims
43  Graham Gano
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Marcus Ball
51  Jae Thaxton
55  Derek Nicholson
59  Neefy Moffett
80  Joslin Shaw
85  Richard Goodman
93  Letroy Guion
97  Eli Charles
99  Everette Brown

FLORIDA STATE 55, RICE 7

09/23/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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No. 18 Florida State Dominates Rice 55-7.

Antone Smith ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Antone Smith ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns and Lorenzo Booker added 115 yards and a score as No. 18 Florida State beat winless Rice 55-7.

The Seminoles led 26-7 at halftime on Drew Weatherford's 18-yard touchdown pass to Greg Carr, who also caught a 57-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter from Xavier Lee.

Florida State (3-1) scored earlier in the half on short runs by Joe Surratt and Smith and a pair of field goals by Gary Cismesia, including a 53-yarder.

Florida State ran for 287 of its 500 total yards, nearly doubling the 148 yards it had in its first three games.

Carr, who was not thrown to during limited action in Florida State's 27-20 loss to Clemson a week ago, caught five passes for 107 yards and helped spring two other long gains with downfield blocks.

The Seminoles rolled up 280 yards offense by the half, exceeding their average from the first three games.

Rice (0-4) tied the game briefly, 7-7 midway through the first quarter, when Jarett Dillard ran past Florida State's secondary to haul in a 32-yard scoring pass from Joel Armstrong. It was the sixth straight game Dillard has caught a TD pass.

Quinton Smith ran for 104 yards on 16 tries and Dillard caught seven passes for 113 yards for the Owls, who were beaten 52-7 by Texas last week and have now lost 20 of their last 21 games, leaving new coach Todd Graham still looking for his first victory.

Florida State's 76-year-old coach, Bobby Bowden, improved his 41-year career mark to 362-108-4, the most in major college history and moving him six ahead of Penn State's Joe Paterno, 79.

Weatherford completed 8 of 12 passes for 102 yards and Lee completed 5 of 11 for 111 yards.

Cismesia's also had a 32-yard field goal that was set up by a 54-yard interception return by freshman linebacker Marcus Ball, who was carted off in the second half with an injury to his left knee.

Florida State's 82,000-seat stadium was about a third empty Saturday with the Seminoles coming off last week's loss to Clemson and playing their third straight home game. There were approximately 10,000 empty seats on Nov. 14, 1992 when Florida State routed Tulane 70-7, school officials said.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
RICE
7
0
0
0
7
FLORIDA STATE
14
12
14
15
55

1st   7- 0  Joe Surratt, 1, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 11:27
      7- 7  Opp, 32, pass (kick), 8:56 
     14- 7  Antone Smith, 3, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 4:35 
2nd  17- 7  Gary Cismesia, 32, field goal, 11:21
     20- 7  Gary Cismesia, 53, field goal, 7:46 
     26- 7  Greg Carr, 18, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick failed), 4:03 
3rd  33- 7  Joe Surratt, 2, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 12:20
     40- 7  Lorenzo Booker, 7, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 8:41 
4th  47- 7  Antone Smith, 25, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 13:23
     55- 7  Greg Carr, 57, pass from Xavier Lee (Caz Piurowski, run), 4:33 
            PAT attempt was blocked, picked up by Piurowski for 2-point 
            conversion                                                  


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 16 Rushes-yards 38-287 37-113 Passing 213 128 Att-Comp-Int 23-13-0 27-9-1 Total Yards 61-500 64-241 Punt Returns 2-29 2-6 Kickoff Returns 2-32 4-81 Interception Ret. 1-54 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-3 1-0 Punts 3-28.0 8-36.3 Sacks By-Yds 4-31 2-6 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2 Penalties-Yds 8-58 7-45 3rd Down Conversions 4-10 1-13 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-2 Time of Posession 28:18 31:42 Attendance 78,154 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Antone Smith 12- 137 Lorenzo Booker 13- 115 Marcus Sims 4- 19 Xavier Lee 3- 6 Preston Parker 1- 4 Joe Surratt 2- 3 Matt Dunham 2- 2 Drew Weatherford 1- 1 Receiving Greg Carr 5- 107 Chris Davis 3- 54 Brandon Warren 3- 37 Caz Piurowski 1- 13 De'Cody Fagg 1- 2 Passing Xavier Lee 11- 5-0-111 Drew Weatherford 12- 8-0-102 Punt Return Tony Carter 1- 19 Preston Parker 1- 10 Kickoff Return Joslin Shaw 2- 32 Punting Graham Gano 1- 48 Brent Moody 1- 36 Team 1- 0 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Myron Rolle 3 5 8 . . . 1 . . . . . Buster Davis 4 2 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Geno Hayes 3 2 5 2.0- 15.0 2.0- 15.0 . . . . . . . Dekoda Watson 3 1 4 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Darius McClure 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 3 . 3 2.0- 11.0 1.0- 9.0 . 1 . . . . . Roger Williams 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Darrell Burston 1 2 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett 2 . 2 1.0- 3.0 . . 2 . 1- 3 1 . . Kevin McNeil 2 . 2 . . . . . . 1 . . Marcus Ball . 2 2 . . 1- 54 . . . . . . Eli Charles 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Tony Carter 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Jesse Outlaw 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Recardo Wright . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Patrick Robinson . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Rodney Gallon 1 . 1 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . J.R. Bryant 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Korey Mangum . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Everette Brown . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Mikhal Kornegay . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson . . . . . . 2 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TE    1  Brandon Warren
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TB   28  Lorenzo Booker
FB   32  Joe Surratt
TE   45  Charlie Graham
C    67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   73  Shannon Boatman
LT   75  Mario Henderson
RG   79  David Overmyer
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
WLB  10  Geno Hayes
FC   15  Tony Carter
BC   18  J.R. Bryant
SLB  83  Lawrence Timmons
LE   92  Darrell Burston
NG   96  Andre Fluellen
DT   98  Alex Boston
RE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Mikhal Kornegay
 6  Antone Smith
 9  Xavier Lee
12  Gary Cismesia
13  Preston Parker
19  Caz Piurowski
20  Jamie Robinson
21  Patrick Robinson
22  Korey Mangum
24  Darius McClure
27  John McKnight
29  Michael Ray Garvin
30  Pat Davis
31  Toddrick Verdell
35  Marcus Sims
36  Dekoda Watson
37  Chase Goggans
37  Rodney Gallon
38  Sean Compton
40  Matt Dunham
41  Seddrick Holloway
43  Graham Gano
44  Marcus Ball
48  Recardo Wright
##  NAME
-----------------------------
49  Jesse Outlaw
49  Jonathan Person
49  Benjamin Lampkin
52  Jeremey Franklin
55  Derek Nicholson
56  Kendrick Stewart
58  Dumaka Atkins
59  Neefy Moffett
64  Marcus Ford
65  Garrison Sanborn
69  Cory Brookins
72  Budd Thacker
74  Geoff Berniard
78  Matt Hardrick
80  Joslin Shaw
81  De'Cody Fagg
82  D.J. Norris
85  Richard Goodman
88  Edwin Pierre-Pata
89  Greg Carr
93  Letroy Guion
95  Kevin McNeil
97  Eli Charles

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 24, FLORIDA STATE 20

10/05/2006, RALEIGH, NC

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N.C. State Tops Florida State, 24-20.

Weatherford throws for 249 yards and two touchdowns.

RALEIGH, NC - After one quarterback change and two wins against ranked opponents, North Carolina State suddenly looks like an entirely different team.

Daniel Evans threw three touchdown passes - including the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter - to lead the Wolfpack to a 24-20 victory over No. 17 Florida State Thursday night, the second straight Atlantic Coast Conference win for a team that appeared to be going nowhere just a few weeks ago.

Evans connected with John Dunlap on a 12-yard score with 10:36 left for the Wolfpack (3-2, 2-0 ACC), which rallied from a 10-point third-quarter deficit behind another poised performance from a redshirt sophomore quarterback in his second career start.

It would have been hard to imagine the Wolfpack could manage this type of win only a few weeks ago. N.C. State was 1-2 after a last-play home loss to Akron and a humbling 37-17 loss at Southern Mississippi, which prompted coach Chuck Amato to elevate Evans past Marcus Stone.

Now, with wins against Boston College and Florida State, the once-dark mood around Carter-Finley Stadium has been replaced by jubilant rowdy crowds and players spilling out onto the field to celebrate as the clock expires.

"We're right where we want to be," Evans said. "We're excited. We're not going to get complacent on where we are."

Andre Brown added 113 yards rushing, marking the second straight year Brown cracked the 100-yard mark against the Seminoles (3-2, 1-2).

Brown ran for 179 yards last year in a 20-15 road win, marking the Wolfpack's third win in six tries against the Seminoles under Amato - an 18-year assistant at Florida State to Bobby Bowden before taking over here in 2000. In fact, the Wolfpack came in as the only ACC team with four wins against Florida State since the Seminoles joined the league 14 years ago.

Now N.C. State has another big win to celebrate against Amato's former boss.

"It's not really surprising to us," said safety DaJuan Morgan, who intercepted a pass from Drew Weatherford in the final minutes to seal the win. "We came into those games (against Akron and Southern Miss) and we didn't have the right mind-set that we have right now. We just believe that we can be No. 1, ACC champs."

Evans completed 13 of 22 passes for 190 yards. And his scoring pass to Dunlap was eerily similar to the TD toss he threw to Dunlap with 8.5 seconds left in a 17-15 win against then-No. 20 Boston College two weeks ago.

With the Wolfpack facing a second down, Evans lobbed a perfectly thrown pass toward the back right corner of the end zone. Dunlap jumped over defender Patrick Robinson and came down with the football and a 24-20 lead.

"We're going to call it 'Dunlap's Corner,"' Amato said.

The lead ultimately held up, but not by much. The Seminoles put together one last drive that started at their own 5 with 5:39 left, but the drive stalled at N.C. State's 39 when Morgan intercepted Weatherford's pass with about 2 1/2 minutes left. The Seminoles had burned their last timeout early in the fourth, allowing Evans and the Wolfpack to kill the clock to end it.

Now the Seminoles find themselves slipping further down the ACC's Atlantic Division standings, creating a difficult road for them to return to the league championship game.

"We've got to win out," said Brandon Warren, who had a 12-yard touchdown catch for a 20-10 lead late in the third quarter. "We've just got to get it together and get our team chemistry back together, and get moving."

The Seminoles seemed to have control of momentum midway through the third quarter after a goal-line stand that included stopping Toney Baker inside the 1 when he leapt for the end zone on fourth down. The Seminoles then put together a 99-yard drive, ending when Weatherford connected with Warren with 3:02 left in the third quarter.

But the Wolfpack closed to 20-17 when Evans found Geron James for a 10-yard touchdown with 16 seconds left in the third. Then, after the Seminoles went three-and-out, Evans directed the 58-yard drive that ended with his TD toss to Dunlap.

"You never think you've got 'em, and yet, you think you might have them," Bowden said. "But boy, you have to hand it to them. They just took the ball and drove it right on down for a score, then drove it for another score."

Weatherford threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns for the Seminoles.

One of the biggest cheers of the night was reserved for several members of the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes, who appeared on the field with the storied 114-year-old trophy after the first quarter. The Hurricanes share the RBC Center, located across the street from Carter-Finley Stadium, with the N.C. State men's basketball team.

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

1st   3- 0  Gary Cismesia, 25, field goal, 7:31 
2nd   3- 7  Opp, 16, pass (kick), 11:57
      6- 7  Gary Cismesia, 19, field goal, 9:27 
     13- 7  Chris Davis, 33, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 3:12 
     13-10  Opp, 22, field goal, 1:48 
3rd  20-10  Brandon Warren, 12, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 3:02 
     20-17  Opp, 10, pass (kick), 0:16 
4th  20-24  Opp, 12, pass (kick), 10:36


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 16 19 Rushes-yards 32- 96 37-150 Passing 249 190 Att-Comp-Int 29-16-1 22-13-0 Total Yards 61-345 59-340 Punt Returns 4-40 1-14 Kickoff Returns 2-48 2-76 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 6-40.3 6-39.5 Sacks By-Yds 1-9 1-11 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 10-81 7-49 3rd Down Conversions 5-14 3-12 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 29:59 30:01 Attendance 57,437 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lorenzo Booker 14- 58 Antone Smith 10- 25 Chris Davis 1- 10 De'Cody Fagg 0- 10 Joe Surratt 1- 0 Team 1- -2 Drew Weatherford 5- -5 Receiving Lorenzo Booker 4- 105 Brandon Warren 5- 47 Chris Davis 2- 40 Greg Carr 1- 23 De'Cody Fagg 2- 17 Antone Smith 2- 17 Passing Drew Weatherford 29-16-1-249 Punt Return Chris Davis 3- 24 Patrick Robinson 1- 16 Kickoff Return Joslin Shaw 2- 48 Punting Graham Gano 6- 242 |---------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 . . . . . . . . . Myron Rolle 4 4 8 . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 3 3 6 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . . Roger Williams 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Geno Hayes 2 2 4 2.0- 10.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Andre Fluellen 1 2 3 1.5- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Darrell Burston 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Everette Brown 2 . 2 2.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Darius McClure 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . J.R. Bryant 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Alex Boston 1 . 1 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Mikhal Kornegay 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dekoda Watson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Rodney Gallon 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Team 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson . 1 1 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . John McKnight . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TE    1  Brandon Warren
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TB   28  Lorenzo Booker
FB   32  Joe Surratt
C    67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   73  Shannon Boatman
LT   75  Mario Henderson
RG   79  David Overmyer
WR   81  De'Cody Fagg
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV   3  Myron Rolle
MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
WLB  10  Geno Hayes
RC   20  Jamie Robinson
LC   29  Michael Ray Garvin
SLB  83  Lawrence Timmons
RE   92  Darrell Burston
NG   96  Andre Fluellen
DT   98  Alex Boston
LE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Mikhal Kornegay
 6  Antone Smith
12  Gary Cismesia
13  Preston Parker
16  Brent Moody
18  J.R. Bryant
19  Caz Piurowski
21  Patrick Robinson
22  Korey Mangum
23  Roosevelt Lawson
24  Darius McClure
27  John McKnight
30  Pat Davis
31  Toddrick Verdell
36  Dekoda Watson
37  Rodney Gallon
38  Sean Compton
40  Matt Dunham
41  Seddrick Holloway
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  Graham Gano
45  Charlie Graham
48  Recardo Wright
49  Jesse Outlaw
49  Benjamin Lampkin
52  Jeremey Franklin
55  Derek Nicholson
59  Neefy Moffett
62  Cory Niblock
64  Marcus Ford
65  Garrison Sanborn
74  Geoff Berniard
78  Matt Hardrick
80  Joslin Shaw
84  Robert Hallback
89  Greg Carr
90  Aaron Jones
93  Letroy Guion
95  Kevin McNeil

FLORIDA STATE 51, DUKE 24

10/14/2006, DURHAM, NC

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Florida State Rebounds With 51-24 Win At Duke.

Drew Weatherford notches four touchdown passes.

DURHAM, NC - Drew Weatherford threw three of his four touchdown passes to Greg Carr, and Florida State continued its dominance over Duke with a 51-24 rout of the Blue Devils on Saturday.

Weatherford was 16-of-24 passing for 231 yards and completed 10 straight second-half attempts to help the Seminoles (4-2, 2-2 ACC) improve to 15-0 against the Blue Devils (0-6, 0-4).

The Seminoles successfully bounced back from their 24-20 loss at North Carolina State nine days earlier which knocked them from the national rankings.

Florida State entered the Duke game after a loss for the third straight season, and once again the Seminoles took out their frustrations on the hapless Blue Devils, this time gaining 478 total yards.

Since the series started in 1992, Duke has held the Seminoles to fewer than 44 points only once (2004).

Carr finished with four receptions for 100 yards and caught touchdowns from Weatherford covering 33, 16 and 35 yards.

Weatherford also had a 9-yard scoring pass to De'Cody Fagg midway through the first quarter which was set up by Chris Davis' 51-yard punt return inside the 10.

Antone Smith ran 80 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the second half for Florida State.

Lawrence Timmons started the Seminoles' scoring by returning a fumble for a TD, and he later blocked an extra-point attempt.

Florida State used its defense to take control early. Duke's Thad Lewis fumbled on the fourth play from scrimmage, and Timmons scooped it up and rumbled 36 yards into the end zone to make it 7-0 just 1:17 into the game.

Weatherford had touchdown passes to Fagg and Carr on consecutive possessions later in the first quarter to extend the lead to 21-0.

Duke's offense continued to struggle, so twice the Blue Devils turned to their defense for points.

Cornerback John Talley returned a second-quarter interception 50 yards for a touchdown, but Florida State scored on the conversion attempt when Timmons blocked the extra-point try and Patrick Robinson returned it for two points.

Duke later scored on a safety when Vince Oghobaase tackled running back Lorenzo Booker in the end zone early in the third quarter, making it 30-8. Joe Surgan kicked a 40-yard field goal on Duke's following possession.

Justin Boyle ran 2 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter for the only points scored by Duke's offense.

Lewis finished 19-of-41 passing for 255 yards with a 41-yard touchdown pass to Eron Riley in the final minute. But the Blue Devils finished with just 52 yards rushing, and didn't cross the Seminoles 35 until the final minute of the first half.

Xavier Lee played the second quarter and part of the fourth in place of Weatherford and was 7-of-13 passing for 90 yards with a late touchdown and three second-quarter interceptions. He was picked off twice by Talley.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
21
2
14
14
51
DUKE
0
6
11
7
24

1st   7- 0  Lawrence Timmons, 36, fumble recovery/return (Gary Cismesia, kick), 13:43
     14- 0  De'Cody Fagg, 9, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 6:09 
     21- 0  Greg Carr, 33, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 0:23 
2nd  21- 6  Opp, 50, fumble recovery/return (kick blocked by Lawrence Timmons), 13:31
     23- 6  Patrick Robinson, defensive extra point, 13:31
3rd  30- 6  Antone Smith, 80, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 14:30
     30- 8  Opp, safety, 10:50
     30-11  Opp, 40, field goal, 8:52 
     37-11  Greg Carr, 16, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 5:00 
     37-17  Opp, 2, run (kick failed), 0:31 
4th  44-17  Greg Carr, 35, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 12:57
     51-17  Damon McDaniel, 14, pass from Xavier Lee (Gary Cismesia, kick), 6:18 
     51-24  Opp, 41, pass (kick), 0:07 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 19 Rushes-yards 25-157 40- 52 Passing 321 255 Att-Comp-Int 40-23-3 41-19-0 Total Yards 65-478 81-307 Punt Returns 4-46 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-16 6-144 Interception Ret. 0-0 3-85 Fumble Returns 2-36 1-0 Punts 3-44.3 7-35.4 Sacks By-Yds 2-14 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2 Penalties-Yds 11-101 8-60 3rd Down Conversions 6-11 7-19 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-3 Time of Posession 23:21 36:39 Attendance 17,525 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Antone Smith 4- 81 Lorenzo Booker 10- 45 Chris Davis 1- 16 Preston Parker 1- 9 Joslin Shaw 1- 8 Matt Dunham 1- 0 Marcus Sims 3- -2 Receiving Greg Carr 4- 100 De'Cody Fagg 7- 80 Damon McDaniel 3- 51 Preston Parker 2- 26 Joslin Shaw 1- 22 Antone Smith 2- 20 Chris Davis 2- 14 Robert Hallback 1- 7 Charlie Graham 1- 1 Passing Drew Weatherford 24-16-0-231 Xavier Lee 16- 7-3- 90 Punt Return Chris Davis 4- 46 Kickoff Return Joslin Shaw 1- 16 Punting Graham Gano 3- 133 |---------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 7 5 12 . . . . . . . . . Roger Williams 3 5 8 . . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson 5 2 7 . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 3 4 7 2.0- 7.0 . . . . 1- 36 . 1 . Everette Brown 3 3 6 2.5- 8.0 0.5- 3.0 . . 1 . . . . Myron Rolle 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Dekoda Watson 3 . 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Recardo Wright 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Roosevelt Lawson 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen 1 2 3 1.0- 4.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . Rodney Gallon 1 1 2 1.0- 6.0 . . . 1 . . . . Patrick Robinson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Eli Charles 1 1 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Alex Boston 1 1 2 1.5- 10.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Kendrick Stewart . 2 2 . . . . 1 . . . . Darrell Burston . 2 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . J.R. Bryant 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Darius McClure 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Neefy Moffett . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Brandon Warren . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Joslin Shaw . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Lampkin . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Budd Thacker . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Letroy Guion . . . . . . . 1 . . . . Kevin McNeil . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TE    1  Brandon Warren
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TB   28  Lorenzo Booker
FB   32  Joe Surratt
RG   62  Cory Niblock
C    67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   73  Shannon Boatman
LT   75  Mario Henderson
WR   81  De'Cody Fagg
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV   3  Myron Rolle
MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
WLB  10  Geno Hayes
RCB  20  Jamie Robinson
LCB  29  Michael Ray Garvin
SLB  83  Lawrence Timmons
RE   92  Darrell Burston
NG   96  Andre Fluellen
DT   98  Alex Boston
LE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Mikhal Kornegay
 6  Antone Smith
 9  Xavier Lee
12  Damon McDaniel
12  Gary Cismesia
13  Preston Parker
15  Tommy Keane
16  Jared Whipkey
16  Brent Moody
18  J.R. Bryant
19  Caz Piurowski
21  Patrick Robinson
22  Korey Mangum
23  Roosevelt Lawson
24  Darius McClure
30  Pat Davis
31  Toddrick Verdell
35  Marcus Sims
36  Dekoda Watson
37  Rodney Gallon
38  Sean Compton
39  Ochuko Jenije
40  Matt Dunham
41  Seddrick Holloway
43  Graham Gano
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Charlie Graham
48  Recardo Wright
49  Benjamin Lampkin
52  Jeremey Franklin
56  Kendrick Stewart
58  Dumaka Atkins
59  Neefy Moffett
64  Marcus Ford
65  Garrison Sanborn
69  Cory Brookins
72  Budd Thacker
74  Geoff Berniard
76  Daron Rose
78  Matt Hardrick
79  David Overmyer
80  Joslin Shaw
84  Robert Hallback
85  Richard Goodman
87  Chase Walker
88  Edwin Pierre-Pata
89  Greg Carr
93  Letroy Guion
95  Kevin McNeil
97  Eli Charles

BOSTON COLLEGE 24, FLORIDA STATE 19

10/21/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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No. 22 Eagles Edge Seminoles, 24-19.

Florida State (4-3, 2-3) travels to face Maryland next Saturday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Although he battled leg cramps for much of the game, Boston College's DeJuan Tribble was ready when it counted.

Tribble's 36-yard interception return for a touchdown capped a 21-point second quarter Saturday and the 22nd-ranked Eagles held off Florida State 24-19.

"I knew they were going to try to get to their big target, Greg Carr," said Tribble, who picked off Florida State's Drew Weatherford to give his team a 21-10 halftime lead. "It was sweet."

It was Tribble's third pick of the season and sixth of his career, but the first time he'd managed to pick up any yards, much less a score.

"He saw the ball thrown and made a great break," BC coach Tom O'Brien said.

Weatherford tried for the 6-foot-6 Carr again on the game's final play, but this time he was blanketed in the end zone by half the Boston College defense and the ball was picked off by Larry Anam. That play was reviewed, but stood as called on the field.

"I know I had my hands on it pretty much, but at the same time it was tucked away in (Anam's) body," Carr said. "I had my hands on it until we hit the ground and everybody started to pull away."

The loss left Florida State alone at the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference's Atlantic Division.

"We've got to get it turned around and win some games," said Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, who started five true freshmen.

The Seminoles (4-3, 2-3 ACC) had their chances late in the game, but couldn't capitalize as they lost a second home conference game in the same season for the first time since joining the ACC 15 years ago.

The outcome was largely settled in the final minute of the first half when Boston College (6-1, 3-1) scored two touchdowns just 31 seconds apart to take a 21-10 lead.

"The game was lost right there," Bowden said. "We had too many errors to win."

BC's new placekicker, Steve Aponavicius, added a 26-yard field goal in the third quarter to make it 24-10.

Boston College's first touchdown, a 1-yard run by Brian Toal, came just two plays after Florida State's Caz Piurowski coughed up the ball after a catch at the Seminoles' 15.

Florida State had taken a 10-7 lead with 1:49 left in the half when Carr hauled in a 22-yard touchdown pass from Weatherford on a crossing pattern. The score came one play after a pass he'd caught in the end zone was negated by a penalty.

But then things fell apart.

With the lead and a chance to get the ball back in good field position, Florida State chose to go for a blocked punt, but ended up roughing BC's Johnny Ayers. Five plays later L.V. Whitworth scored on a 6-yard run to give the Eagles a 14-10 lead.

"You had a 10-7 lead and could have come out of there with a 10-7 lead at the half," Bowden said. "We think we're supermen and we ain't."

And then Tribble stepped in with his big play to really put a damper on the halftime activities on a day Florida State wore black uniforms for the first time to honor the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Weatherford, whose 1-yard TD early in the fourth quarter pulled Florida State to within 24-17, completed 32 of 48 passes for 326 yards and two interceptions. Chris Davis had 10 catches for 100 yards, while Carr was limited to 3 catches for 41 yards.

BC quarterback Matt Ryan completed 16 of 26 passes for 262 yards and the Eagles limited Florida State to 28 yards rushing.

"He's our offense," O'Brien said about his junior quarterback, whose availability was in doubt all week because of an injured left foot. "He's the focal point of everything."

Roger Williams' 38-yard interception return set up the game's first score, a 28-yard field goal by the Seminoles' Gary Cismesia early in the second quarter.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
BOSTON COLLEGE
0
21
3
0
24
FLORIDA STATE
0
10
0
9
19

2nd   3- 0  Gary Cismesia, 28, field goal, 13:28
      3- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 6:07 
     10- 7  Greg Carr, 22, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 4:09 
     10-14  Opp, 6, run (kick), 0:51 
     10-21  Opp, 36, interception return (kick), 0:20 
3rd  10-24  Opp, 26, field goal, 7:18 
4th  17-24  Drew Weatherford, 1, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 13:36
     19-24  Team, safety, 0:27 
            Note: Punter ran out of the end zone.                       


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 16 Rushes-yards 21- 28 32- 60 Passing 326 262 Att-Comp-Int 48-32-2 26-16-1 Total Yards 69-354 58-322 Punt Returns 1-17 2-19 Kickoff Returns 6-91 1-27 Interception Ret. 1-38 2-36 Fumble Returns 1-13 1-14 Punts 4-47.5 4-41.8 Sacks By-Yds 2-13 3-9 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 5-35 6-26 3rd Down Conversions 9-17 3-11 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-1 Time of Posession 31:31 28:29 Attendance 83,043 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Drew Weatherford 13- 12 Lorenzo Booker 2- 10 Joe Surratt 1- 8 Antone Smith 4- 2 Joslin Shaw 1- -4 Receiving Chris Davis 10- 100 Lorenzo Booker 8- 75 Antone Smith 6- 62 Greg Carr 3- 41 Caz Piurowski 3- 23 Joslin Shaw 1- 14 De'Cody Fagg 1- 11 Passing Drew Weatherford 48-32-2-326 Punt Return Chris Davis 1- 17 Kickoff Return Joslin Shaw 4- 60 Preston Parker 1- 21 Seddrick Holloway 1- 10 Punting Graham Gano 4- 190 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Roger Williams 5 4 9 0.5- 2.0 . 1- 38 . . . . . . Dekoda Watson 4 4 8 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen 6 . 6 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Buster Davis 2 4 6 . . . . . . 1 . . Myron Rolle . 5 5 . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 3 1 4 1.5- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 3 . 3 . . . . . 1- 13 . . . Tony Carter 2 1 3 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Everette Brown 2 . 2 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Letroy Guion 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick Verdell . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . David Overmyer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Recardo Wright 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Darrell Burston . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Budd Thacker . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Darius McClure . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Team . . . . . . . . . . . 1 STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TE   19  Caz Piurowski
TB   28  Lorenzo Booker
FB   32  Joe Surratt
RG   62  Cory Niblock
C    67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   73  Shannon Boatman
LT   75  Mario Henderson
WR   81  De'Cody Fagg
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
FC   15  Tony Carter
BC   20  Jamie Robinson
WLB  36  Dekoda Watson
DT   72  Budd Thacker
SLB  83  Lawrence Timmons
RE   92  Darrell Burston
LE   95  Kevin McNeil
NG   96  Andre Fluellen
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Brandon Warren
 6  Antone Smith
 9  Xavier Lee
10  Geno Hayes
12  Gary Cismesia
13  Preston Parker
24  Darius McClure
29  Michael Ray Garvin
31  Toddrick Verdell
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Seddrick Holloway
43  Graham Gano
48  Recardo Wright
79  David Overmyer
80  Joslin Shaw
89  Greg Carr
93  Letroy Guion
98  Alex Boston
99  Everette Brown

MARYLAND 27, FLORIDA STATE 24

10/28/2006, COLLEGE PARK, MD

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Seminoles Edged on the Road at Maryland.

Xavier Lee finishes 22-for-36 for 286 yards and two touchdowns.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Sam Hollenbach threw three touchdown passes, and Maryland held off injury-depleted Florida State 27-24 Saturday night to keep the Seminoles in the Atlantic Coast Conference cellar.

Maryland led 27-14 in the third quarter, but was not assured the victory until Jeremy Navarre blocked a 46-yard field goal try by Gary Cismesia with 42 seconds left. It was only the second time in 17 tries that the Terrapins (6-2, 3-1) beat the Seminoles (4-4, 2-4).

Maryland won despite making only three first downs in the second half.

After the game, thousands of fans rushed the field to celebrate the win, which made the Terrapins eligible to receive a bowl bid.

Florida State sophomore quarterback Drew Weatherford was a late scratch with tendinitis in his right foot, ending a run of 20 successive starts. He was replaced by sophomore Xavier Lee, who came in with 55 career passes compared to 676 by Weatherford.

Making his first career start, Lee went 22-for-36 for 286 yards and two touchdowns.

The Seminoles also played without leading receiver De'Cody Fagg, who has a sprained ankle. His replacement, Joslin Shaw, caught two passes for 35 yards but also dropped one.

Florida State has lost six of its last eight regular-season ACC games and is alone in last place in the league's Atlantic Division.

The short-handed Seminoles closed to 27-24 with 8:49 left when Cismesia kicked a 24-yard field goal after Lee completed a 55-yard pass to Chris Davis.

Florida State then forced a punt and took over at its own 15 with 5:30 to go.

It was a daunting situation, but Lee showed plenty of poise by repeatedly finding the open receiver during the final drive. He also received some aid from the Terps, who jumped offside on a fourth-and-1 from the FSU 46.

The Seminoles got to the Maryland 16, but a sack and an incomplete pass preceded the ill-fated field goal try by Cismesia.

A brisk wind with gusts of up to 40 mph played havoc with the kicking game - only one of the five punts in the first half traveled more than 38 yards.

On the opening drive of the third quarter, Florida State coach Bobby Bowden decided against punting into the wind on a fourth-and-1 at midfield.

Fullback Joe Surratt was stuffed by Navarre, and a personal foul against the Seminoles gave Maryland a first down on the FSU 33. On third down, Hollenbach threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey.

It turned out to be the Terrapins' final score. Lee then directed an 80-yard drive into the wind, capping the march with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Davis.

Hollenbach finished 9-for-16 for 113 yards. He threw two touchdown passes in the first half to stake the Terrapins to a 20-14 lead.

Maryland took advantage of a turnover to go up 7-0 in the first quarter. After FSU receiver Greg Carr lost a fumble, Hollenbach capped a 48-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Dan Gronkowski.

After Antone Smith scored on a 9-yard run for FSU, Dan Ennis put Maryland back in front with a field goal. The Terrapins then forced a punt, and Danny Oquendo returned the kick 35 yards, setting up a 5-yard touchdown catch by Heyward-Bey for a 17-7 lead.

A 28-yard punt gave Maryland the ball at the Florida State 49, and the Terrapins converted the fine field position into another field goal.

The Seminoles then closed to 20-14 when Carr made a leaping catch in the end zone with 53 seconds left in the half.


  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
7
7
3
24
MARYLAND
10
10
7
0
27

1st   0- 7  Opp, 2, pass (kick), 9:39 
      7- 7  Antone Smith, 9, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 6:12 
      7-10  Opp, 38, field goal, 0:26 
2nd   7-17  Opp, 5, pass (kick), 11:16
      7-20  Opp, 39, field goal, 2:19 
     14-20  Greg Carr, 15, pass from Xavier Lee (Gary Cismesia, kick), 0:53 
3rd  14-27  Opp, 30, pass (kick), 9:24 
     21-27  Chris Davis, 17, pass from Xavier Lee (Gary Cismesia, kick), 3:42 
4th  24-27  Gary Cismesia, 24, field goal, 8:49 
     24-27  Gary Cismesia, 46, field goal blocked, 0:38 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 24 15 Rushes-yards 34-172 32- 92 Passing 286 131 Att-Comp-Int 36-22-0 20-12-0 Total Yards 70-458 52-223 Punt Returns 1-11 3-85 Kickoff Returns 2-11 2-26 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 4-32.0 5-44.8 Sacks By-Yds 2-17 3-9 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0 Penalties-Yds 13-100 10-75 3rd Down Conversions 5-14 3-10 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-0 Time of Posession 32:20 27:40 Attendance 50,517 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Antone Smith 14- 83 Xavier Lee 8- 50 Lorenzo Booker 11- 41 Joe Surratt 1- -2 Receiving Chris Davis 8- 132 Greg Carr 8- 84 Joslin Shaw 2- 35 Brandon Warren 3- 21 Antone Smith 2- 9 Lorenzo Booker 1- 4 Joe Surratt 1- 1 Passing Xavier Lee 36-22-0-286 Punt Return Chris Davis 1- 11 Kickoff Return Seddrick Holloway 1- 11 Charlie Graham 1- 0 Punting Graham Gano 4- 128 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Buster Davis 4 5 9 1.0- 11.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Myron Rolle 3 5 8 1.5- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 3 4 7 3.0- 9.0 1.0- 6.0 . . 1 . . . . Roger Williams 3 3 6 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Rodney Gallon 3 2 5 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . 1 . . Everette Brown 2 1 3 . . . . 1 . . . . Tony Carter 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Kevin McNeil 1 1 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Jae Thaxton 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Letroy Guion . 2 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Dekoda Watson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Garrison Sanborn 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mikhal Kornegay . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Budd Thacker . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Darius McClure . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Recardo Wright . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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TE    1  Brandon Warren
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB    9  Xavier Lee
TB   28  Lorenzo Booker
FB   32  Joe Surratt
RG   62  Cory Niblock
C    67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   73  Shannon Boatman
LT   75  Mario Henderson
WR   80  Joslin Shaw
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
FC   15  Tony Carter
BC   20  Jamie Robinson
WLB  51  Jae Thaxton
LE   59  Neefy Moffett
DT   72  Budd Thacker
SLB  83  Lawrence Timmons
RE   92  Darrell Burston
NG   96  Andre Fluellen
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 4  Mikhal Kornegay
 6  Antone Smith
12  Damon McDaniel
12  Gary Cismesia
13  Preston Parker
16  Brent Moody
18  J.R. Bryant
19  Caz Piurowski
21  Patrick Robinson
22  Korey Mangum
23  Roosevelt Lawson
24  Darius McClure
29  Michael Ray Garvin
30  Pat Davis
31  Toddrick Verdell
35  Marcus Sims
36  Dekoda Watson
37  Rodney Gallon
38  Sean Compton
41  Seddrick Holloway
43  Graham Gano
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Charlie Graham
48  Recardo Wright
49  Benjamin Lampkin
52  Jeremey Franklin
58  Dumaka Atkins
64  Marcus Ford
65  Garrison Sanborn
74  Geoff Berniard
78  Matt Hardrick
79  David Overmyer
81  De'Cody Fagg
84  Robert Hallback
88  Edwin Pierre-Pata
89  Greg Carr
93  Letroy Guion
94  Justin Mincey
95  Kevin McNeil
97  Eli Charles
98  Alex Boston
99  Everette Brown

FLORIDA STATE 33, VIRGINIA 0

11/04/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Florida State Pounds Virginia, 33-0.

Seminoles hold Cavs to just 183 yards of total offense.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Tony Carter returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown 74 seconds into the game, and Florida State was on its way to snapping a two-game skid with a 33-0 victory over Virginia on Saturday.

Coach Bobby Bowden's Seminoles (5-4, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) started the day in last place in the Atlantic Division, then dominated the Cavaliers (4-6, 3-3) from start to finish. Florida State held Virginia to 12 first downs and 183 yards offense, and posted their first shutout since a 37-0 win at Notre Dame in 2003.

Florida State, a win away from being bowl eligible, had a 14-0 lead less than five minutes into the game.

After Carter picked off Jameel Sewell's pass and raced for a touchdown, freshman walk-on Eli Charles blocked a punt to set up Lorenzo Booker's 1-yard TD run.

Gary Cismesia's 44-yard field goal with 2:21 left in the second quarter gave the Seminoles a 17-0 lead at halftime. Florida State boosted its lead to 26-0 five minutes into the third quarter.

Buster Davis sacked Sewell in the end zone for a safety and the Seminoles needed just four plays on the ensuing possession to get into the end zone on Xavier Lee's 37-yard pass to Chris Davis.

Sewell as under duress all afternoon, throwing two interceptions and getting sacked six times. He completed 17 of 32 passes for 125 yards and Jason Snelling added 63 yards rushing.

Virginia needs wins over Miami and Virginia Tech to qualify for the postseason.

Florida State, which has not missed out on a bowl game since 1981, finishes the season with three straight home dates against Wake Forest, Western Michigan and Florida.

After a slow start Saturday, Lee completed 12 of 25 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown. Lee, making just his second start and first at home, also rushed for 49 yards on four carries. He left in the fourth quarter after Antone Smith's 2-yard TD run made it 33-0.

In the last two games, Lee has produced 570 yards offense and thrown three touchdown passes without a turnover.

Drew Weatherford finished up for Bowden, who notched his 364th career win - best in NCAA Division I-A.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
14
3
9
7
33

1st   7- 0  Tony Carter, 35, interception return (Gary Cismesia, kick), 13:46
     14- 0  Lorenzo Booker, 1, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 9:27 
2nd  17- 0  Gary Cismesia, 44, field goal, 2:21 
3rd  19- 0  Buster Davis, safety, 11:32
            Note: Sacked quarterback in the end zone.                   
     26- 0  Chris Davis, 37, pass from Xavier Lee (Gary Cismesia, kick), 10:24
4th  33- 0  Antone Smith, 2, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 13:47


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 12 Rushes-yards 27-117 32- 58 Passing 226 125 Att-Comp-Int 31-14-0 32-17-2 Total Yards 58-343 64-183 Punt Returns 6-76 1-7 Kickoff Returns 0-0 5-136 Interception Ret. 2-35 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 8-40.6 10-33.2 Sacks By-Yds 6-42 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 4-35 2-6 3rd Down Conversions 4-14 4-16 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-2 Time of Posession 28:04 31:56 Attendance 82,804 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Xavier Lee 4- 49 Lorenzo Booker 10- 44 Antone Smith 11- 23 Matt Dunham 1- 2 Team 1- -1 Receiving Chris Davis 4- 77 Brandon Warren 4- 56 Charlie Graham 2- 41 Greg Carr 1- 29 Joslin Shaw 1- 15 Antone Smith 1- 4 Caz Piurowski 1- 4 Passing Xavier Lee 25-12-0-185 Drew Weatherford 6- 2-0- 41 Punt Return Chris Davis 5- 68 Eli Charles 1- 8 Punting Graham Gano 8- 325 |---------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 7 2 9 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Myron Rolle 3 6 9 2.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . . Buster Davis 3 6 9 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . 1 Lawrence Timmons 2 7 9 1.5- 7.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Roger Williams 2 2 4 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Kevin McNeil 3 1 4 2.5- 16.0 2.0- 14.0 . . . . . . . Letroy Guion . 4 4 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Tony Carter 2 1 3 . . 1- 35 1 . . . . . Mikhal Kornegay 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Rodney Gallon 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Dekoda Watson 1 2 3 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Patrick Robinson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Budd Thacker . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Eli Charles . 2 2 . . . . . . . 1 . Korey Mangum 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Pat Davis . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Everette Brown . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Recardo Wright . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Lampkin . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Joslin Shaw . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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TE    1  Brandon Warren
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB    9  Xavier Lee
TB   28  Lorenzo Booker
FB   32  Joe Surratt
RG   62  Cory Niblock
C    67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   73  Shannon Boatman
LT   75  Mario Henderson
WR   80  Joslin Shaw
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
FC   15  Tony Carter
BC   29  Michael Ray Garvin
WLB  37  Rodney Gallon
LE   59  Neefy Moffett
DT   72  Budd Thacker
SLB  83  Lawrence Timmons
RE   92  Darrell Burston
NG   96  Andre Fluellen
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Mikhal Kornegay
 6  Antone Smith
11  Drew Weatherford
12  Gary Cismesia
19  Caz Piurowski
20  Jamie Robinson
21  Patrick Robinson
22  Korey Mangum
30  Pat Davis
36  Dekoda Watson
##  NAME
-----------------------------
40  Matt Dunham
43  Graham Gano
45  Charlie Graham
48  Recardo Wright
49  Benjamin Lampkin
89  Greg Carr
93  Letroy Guion
95  Kevin McNeil
97  Eli Charles
99  Everette Brown

WAKE FOREST 30, FLORIDA STATE 0

11/11/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Seminoles Fall To Wake Forest At Home.

Florida State to face off against Western Michigan next Saturday at Doak Cambell Stadium.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Kevin Patterson scored on a 48-yard interception return and No. 18 Wake Forest beat Florida State 30-0 Saturday night to become the first team to shut out the Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium in Bobby Bowden's 31 seasons as coach.

The resurgent Demon Deacons (5-1, Atlantic Coast Conference) improved to 9-1 for the first time in school history with their first win over Florida State in 23 years. Wake Forest last won in Tallahassee in 1959.

The struggling Seminoles (5-5, 3-5), meanwhile, hit a new low. Florida State hadn't been shut out since in 232 games, dating back to the 1988 opener at Miami.

Wake Forest can earn a spot in next month's conference championship game with wins over Virginia Tech and Maryland in its final two games while Florida State needs a win over either Western Michigan or Florida to be bowl eligible.

Things started poorly for the Seminoles and then got worse.

The Demon Deacons picked off Florida State's Xavier Lee on successive passes deep in Seminoles territory early in the second quarter and the turnovers led to 10 points.

Riley Skinner hit John Tereshinski on an 18-yard touchdown pass on the first play after Stanley Arnoux's interception for a 13-0 lead with 9:12 left in the half.

Wake Forest had a 6-0 lead on a pair of Sam Swank field goals, the second set up by Alphonso Smith's interception that gave them the ball at Florida State's 9.

Swank nailed his third field goal from 51 yards - his fifth of the season from 50 or more - to give Wake Forest a 23-0 lead with 3:31 left in the third quarter.

Wake dominated the opening half, rolling up 211 yards to just 77 for Florida State, which switched quarterbacks after Lee's second interception.

Drew Weatherford, who replaced Lee, was 4 of 15 for just 52 yards and two interceptions. Lee finished 5 of 13 for 61 yards. Both were picked twice and the Florida State offense produced just 139 yards on 51 plays.

When Patterson grabbed a tipped pass thrown by Weatherford and raced down the left sideline to give the Demon Deacons a 30-0 lead in the final minute of the third quarter much of a disgruntled home crowd of 77,785 bolted as well.

Florida State players wore the #95 on their helmets Saturday night in memory of Miami defensive end Bryan Pata, who was shot to death earlier this week. His brother, Edwin Pierre-Pata, is a senior walk-on at Florida State.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
3
17
10
0
30
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0

1st   0- 3  Opp, 20, field goal, 7:16 
2nd   0- 3  Gary Cismesia, 46, field goal failed, 14:47
      0- 6  Opp, 25, field goal, 10:16
      0-13  Opp, 18, pass (kick), 9:12 
      0-20  Opp, 33, run (kick), 2:39 
3rd   0-23  Opp, 51, field goal, 3:31 
      0-30  Opp, 48, interception return (kick), 2:29 
4th   0-30  Opp, 38, field goal failed, 13:35


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 9 18 Rushes-yards 23- 26 46-169 Passing 113 138 Att-Comp-Int 28-9-4 20-13-0 Total Yards 51-139 66-307 Punt Returns 0-0 1-12 Kickoff Returns 5-120 1-12 Interception Ret. 0-0 4-69 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 9-44.4 6-40.7 Sacks By-Yds 1-5 5-28 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 9-69 4-40 3rd Down Conversions 1-13 3-14 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 24:17 35:43 Attendance 77,785 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Antone Smith 6- 39 Lorenzo Booker 8- 11 Xavier Lee 4- -6 Drew Weatherford 5- -18 Receiving Chris Davis 2- 29 Joslin Shaw 2- 28 Greg Carr 2- 22 Brandon Warren 1- 16 De'Cody Fagg 1- 14 Antone Smith 1- 4 Passing Xavier Lee 13- 5-2- 61 Drew Weatherford 15- 4-2- 52 Kickoff Return Michael Ray Garvin 4- 102 Seddrick Holloway 1- 18 Punting Graham Gano 9- 400 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lawrence Timmons 5 7 12 3.5- 11.0 . . . . . . . . Myron Rolle 4 5 9 . . . . . . . . . Tony Carter 5 2 7 1.5- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Buster Davis 3 3 6 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Budd Thacker 3 2 5 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Everette Brown 3 2 5 3.5- 8.0 . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 4 . 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Roger Williams 2 2 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Geno Hayes 1 3 4 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Letroy Guion 2 1 3 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Korey Mangum 2 1 3 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen 2 . 2 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Kevin McNeil 1 1 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Darrell Burston . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Patrick Robinson 1 . 1 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Justin Mincey 1 . 1 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Garrison Sanborn 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Drew Weatherford 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mikhal Kornegay . 1 1 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Alex Boston . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TE    1  Brandon Warren
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB    9  Xavier Lee
TB   28  Lorenzo Booker
FB   32  Joe Surratt
RG   62  Cory Niblock
C    67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   73  Shannon Boatman
LT   75  Mario Henderson
WR   81  De'Cody Fagg
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
WLB  10  Geno Hayes
FC   15  Tony Carter
BC   29  Michael Ray Garvin
SLB  83  Lawrence Timmons
RE   92  Darrell Burston
DT   93  Letroy Guion
LE   95  Kevin McNeil
NG   96  Andre Fluellen
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Mikhal Kornegay
 6  Antone Smith
11  Drew Weatherford
12  Gary Cismesia
20  Jamie Robinson
21  Patrick Robinson
22  Korey Mangum
41  Seddrick Holloway
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  Graham Gano
65  Garrison Sanborn
72  Budd Thacker
80  Joslin Shaw
89  Greg Carr
94  Justin Mincey
98  Alex Boston
99  Everette Brown

FLORIDA STATE 28, WESTERN MICHIGAN 20

11/18/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Florida State Takes Down Western Michigan, 28-20.

Seminoles become bowl eligible with the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Backup quarterback Xavier Lee tossed two touchdown passes to Greg Carr, Lawrence Timmons scored on a 22-yard interception return, and Florida State beat Western Michigan 28-20 Saturday to become bowl eligible.

Western Michigan's last-minute effort to tie it ended on the final play when Ryan Cubit's pass into the end zone was incomplete on a fourth-and-29 from the Florida State 30.

Florida State (6-5) has gone to bowls for 24 straight seasons and needed a win in one of its final two games to keep the streak alive. The Seminoles host archrival Florida next Saturday.

Lee, who replaced starter Drew Weatherford in the second quarter, completed nine of 13 passes for 144 yards. Weatherford finished 5-for-10 for 34 yards.

On his first play, Lee hit the 6-foot-6 Carr for a 26-yard touchdown throw that put Florida State ahead 14-3 in the second quarter.

Carr's 10th touchdown catch of the season - a 19-yard throw from Lee - gave the Seminoles a 28-13 lead early in the fourth quarter after Timmons scored with 1:20 left in the third. Timmons also broke up three other passes and was putting heavy pressure on Cubit for much of the game.

Carr, a sophomore, moved into a tie with Talman Gardner for ninth on Florida State's career list with 19 TD receptions. Former Seminoles wideout Peter Warrick tops the list with 31 touchdown receptions.

Western Michigan (7-4) pulled to 28-20 with 9:20 left on Cubit's 10-yard touchdown pass to Herb Martin.

But mistakes, and one gamble, were costly for the Broncos.

Trailing 21-13, Western Michigan failed to convert a fourth-and-1 on its own 29 on the final play of the third quarter and the Seminoles scored in six plays on Carr's second TD.

Cubit, who completed 27 of 49 passes for 229 yards and two scores, also was intercepted in the first half by Roger Williams, setting up Carr's first TD catch.

Cubit threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jamarko Simmons midway through the second quarter to cut Florida State's lead to 14-10.

Chris Davis' 8-yard scoring run on a reverse gave the Seminoles a 7-3 lead with 10:38 left in the second, ending a scoreless drought of 87 minutes and 59 seconds dating to the final quarter of the Virginia game two weeks ago.

Nate Meyer kicked field goals of 50 and 43 yards for Western Michigan.

Florida State lost its starting tailback, Antone Smith, for the rest of the season with a dislocated right elbow, coach Bobby Bowden said.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WESTERN MICHIGAN
3
7
3
7
20
FLORIDA STATE
0
14
7
7
28

1st   0- 3  Opp, 50, field goal, 10:58
2nd   7- 3  Chris Davis, 8, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 10:38
     14- 3  Greg Carr, 26, pass from Xavier Lee (Gary Cismesia, kick), 9:00 
     14-10  Opp, 23, pass (kick), 7:03 
3rd  14-10  Gary Cismesia, 44, field goal failed, 11:51
     14-13  Opp, 43, field goal, 6:14 
     14-13  Gary Cismesia, 41, field goal failed, 1:42 
     21-13  Lawrence Timmons, 22, interception return (Gary Cismesia, kick), 1:20 
4th  28-13  Greg Carr, 19, pass from Xavier Lee (Gary Cismesia, kick), 12:44
     28-20  Opp, 10, pass (kick), 9:20 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 12 17 Rushes-yards 28- 73 30- 33 Passing 178 229 Att-Comp-Int 23-14-0 50-27-2 Total Yards 51-251 80-262 Punt Returns 1-11 1-39 Kickoff Returns 3-43 4-158 Interception Ret. 2-29 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 5-44.4 6-42.2 Sacks By-Yds 3-30 2-21 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-0 Penalties-Yds 3-20 7-62 3rd Down Conversions 1-11 7-19 4th Down Conversions 2-2 2-4 Time of Posession 28:10 31:50 Attendance 78,236 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lorenzo Booker 21- 80 Chris Davis 1- 8 Antone Smith 1- 0 Preston Parker 1- 0 Xavier Lee 4- -15 Receiving De'Cody Fagg 3- 46 Greg Carr 2- 45 Lorenzo Booker 3- 39 Chris Davis 3- 39 Robert Hallback 1- 7 Matt Dunham 1- 4 Antone Smith 1- -2 Passing Xavier Lee 13- 9-0-144 Drew Weatherford 10- 5-0- 34 Punt Return Chris Davis 1- 11 Kickoff Return Michael Ray Garvin 2- 34 Sean Compton 1- 9 Punting Graham Gano 5- 222 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Myron Rolle 6 5 11 1.0- 6.0 . . 1 . . . . . Buster Davis 6 3 9 . . . 1 . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 4 4 8 1.0- 4.0 . 1- 22 3 . . . . . Letroy Guion 5 3 8 1.5- 13.0 0.5- 4.0 . . . . 1 . . Roger Williams 4 2 6 . . 1- 7 1 . . . . . Kevin McNeil 1 4 5 1.5- 15.0 1.0- 14.0 . . . . . . . Geno Hayes 1 3 4 0.5- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Alex Boston 2 . 2 2.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . J.R. Bryant 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Graham Gano 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Budd Thacker 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Darrell Burston 1 1 2 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen . 2 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Tony Carter . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Korey Mangum 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Everette Brown . 1 1 0.5- 4.0 0.5- 4.0 . . . . . . . Recardo Wright . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Mikhal Kornegay . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Dekoda Watson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Justin Mincey . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcus Gadson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR    5  Chris Davis
TB    6  Antone Smith
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TE   19  Caz Piurowski
FB   32  Joe Surratt
RG   62  Cory Niblock
C    67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   73  Shannon Boatman
LT   75  Mario Henderson
WR   81  De'Cody Fagg
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
WLB  10  Geno Hayes
FC   15  Tony Carter
BC   29  Michael Ray Garvin
SLB  83  Lawrence Timmons
LE   92  Darrell Burston
DT   93  Letroy Guion
NG   96  Andre Fluellen
RE   98  Alex Boston
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Brandon Warren
 4  Mikhal Kornegay
 6  Marcus Gadson
 9  Xavier Lee
12  Gary Cismesia
13  Preston Parker
18  J.R. Bryant
22  Korey Mangum
28  Lorenzo Booker
36  Dekoda Watson
##  NAME
-----------------------------
38  Sean Compton
40  Matt Dunham
43  Graham Gano
48  Recardo Wright
72  Budd Thacker
84  Robert Hallback
89  Greg Carr
94  Justin Mincey
95  Kevin McNeil
99  Everette Brown

FLORIDA 21, FLORIDA STATE 14

11/25/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Drops Home Contest to No. 4 Florida, 21-14.

Chris Davis catches six passes for 85 yards for the Seminoles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Chris Leak threw for 283 yards and two touchdowns, Percy Harvin ran for a score and the fourth-ranked Gators beat Florida State 21-14 on Saturday to stay in the national title hunt.

Florida (11-1) won its third straight against Florida State and improved to 6-0 against its three main rivals - Tennessee, Georgia and Florida State - in Meyer's two seasons.

The latest victory might not help much in the Bowl Championship Series standings. The Gators probably still need help to get to the title game.

But don't expect Florida to complain.

The Gators won consecutive games in Tallahassee for the first time since 1986 and won three in a row against their in-state rivals for the first time since a six-game streak between 1981 and 1986.

Leak had a lot to do with the current streak.

He completed 21 of 34 passes and directed several long drives Saturday. The most impressive came when Florida needed it most. Leak was 7-of-8 for 81 yards on the game-winning drive early in the fourth quarter.

He called an audible on third down, recognizing a blitz and checking to a slant pass, and hooked up with Dallas Baker for a 25-yard gain. He connected with Baker again two plays later for a 25-yard score.

The Seminoles (6-6) had two chances to even the score, but they failed to convert on fourth down twice - once in Florida territory and once deep in their own end.

The Gators led 14-0 at halftime - Andre Caldwell caught a screen pass and turned it into a 66-yard score and Harvin had a 41-yard TD run from the quarterback position. Florida's Chris Hetland missed two short field goals, and is now 3-for-12, prompting many to question why Meyer has stuck with him.

The misses almost proved costly, too.

Joe Surratt scored from a yard out in the third quarter and the Seminoles tied the game in the fourth on Drew Weatherford's 25-yard TD pass to Greg Carr.

But Leak rallied the Gators on the ensuing drive.

He improved to 3-1 against Florida State, completing 59 percent of his passes for 1,098 yards, with seven touchdowns and two interceptions.

The Gators also overcame the loss of Harvin and running back DeShawn Wynn.

Harvin, the team's most dynamic player, was strapped to a backboard and carted off the field in the second quarter. He was hurt while trying to catch a pass across the middle. Harvin's head appeared to hit linebacker Buster Davis' knee. He stayed on the ground for several minutes before team doctors decided to cart him to the locker room.

Harvin was moving his arms and legs while on the ground. He held up his left thumb while being driven to the locker room.

Team officials said he was walking around at halftime and should be OK.

Wynn injured his left shoulder on the second play of the third quarter and did not return.

Florida State's offense was woeful - again - for much of the game.

Weatherford started and played three series before getting benched in favor of Xavier Lee. Weatherford was 3-of-9 for 46 yards. Lee was even worse in the next three series, completing two of six passes for 8 yards and fumbling a snap.

Weatherford returned and was roundly booed, especially after getting sacked and fumbling out of bounds on his first play back. Nonetheless, coach Bobby Bowden stuck with Weatherford in the second half, a questionable decision after he threw interceptions on the first two series of the third quarter.

Weatherford was picked off for a third time following Surratt's touchdown, but he rebounded with consecutive passes to Carr to start the fourth. The second one was a jump ball in the end zone that Carr caught over cornerback Reggie Lewis.

Weatherford finished 16-of-37 for 181 yards and couldn't complete the comeback.

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

1st   0- 0  Opp, 38, field goal failed, 7:55 
      0- 0  Gary Cismesia, 40, field goal failed, 5:24 
      0- 7  Opp, 66, pass (kick), 3:15 
2nd   0- 7  Opp, 35, field goal failed, 8:03 
      0-14  Opp, 41, run (kick), 5:52 
3rd   7-14  Joe Surratt, 1, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 5:20 
4th  14-14  Greg Carr, 25, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 14:27
     14-21  Opp, 25, pass (kick), 10:22


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 11 16 Rushes-yards 18- 46 32-105 Passing 189 283 Att-Comp-Int 43-18-3 35-21-0 Total Yards 61-235 67-388 Punt Returns 2-12 1-8 Kickoff Returns 3-94 3-47 Interception Ret. 0-0 3-1 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 5-44.0 8-41.5 Sacks By-Yds 1-1 2-20 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 4-27 7-65 3rd Down Conversions 3-15 6-16 4th Down Conversions 0-3 0-0 Time of Posession 26:17 33:43 Attendance 83,507 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lorenzo Booker 10- 61 Joe Surratt 1- 1 Marcus Sims 1- -1 Team 1- -4 Drew Weatherford 5- -11 Receiving Chris Davis 6- 85 Greg Carr 3- 42 Brandon Warren 4- 32 De'Cody Fagg 2- 14 Joslin Shaw 1- 11 Lorenzo Booker 2- 5 Passing Drew Weatherford 37-16-3-181 Xavier Lee 6- 2-0- 8 Punt Return Chris Davis 2- 12 Kickoff Return Michael Ray Garvin 3- 94 Punting Graham Gano 5- 220 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Geno Hayes 5 5 10 1.5- 11.0 . . . . . . . . Lawrence Timmons 5 3 8 . . . . . . . . . Roger Williams 6 1 7 . . . . . . . . . Buster Davis 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Myron Rolle 1 3 4 0.5- 1.0 . . 2 . . . . . Tony Carter 1 2 3 . . . 2 . . . . . Darius McClure 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen 2 . 2 2.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Budd Thacker 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . Letroy Guion 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Justin Mincey 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Alex Boston 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Garrison Sanborn 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dekoda Watson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Brandon Warren 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Everette Brown 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Patrick Robinson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Recardo Wright . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Lampkin . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kevin McNeil . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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TE    1  Brandon Warren
WR    5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TB   28  Lorenzo Booker
FB   32  Joe Surratt
RG   62  Cory Niblock
C    67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   73  Shannon Boatman
LT   75  Mario Henderson
WR   81  De'Cody Fagg
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
FS    8  Roger Williams
WLB  10  Geno Hayes
FC   15  Tony Carter
BC   29  Michael Ray Garvin
MLB  50  Buster Davis
SLB  83  Lawrence Timmons
LE   92  Darrell Burston
DT   93  Letroy Guion
NG   96  Andre Fluellen
RE   98  Alex Boston
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 9  Xavier Lee
12  Gary Cismesia
20  Jamie Robinson
21  Patrick Robinson
24  Darius McClure
35  Marcus Sims
36  Dekoda Watson
43  Graham Gano
48  Recardo Wright
##  NAME
-----------------------------
49  Benjamin Lampkin
65  Garrison Sanborn
72  Budd Thacker
80  Joslin Shaw
89  Greg Carr
94  Justin Mincey
95  Kevin McNeil
99  Everette Brown

FLORIDA STATE 44, UCLA 27

12/27/2006, Emerald Bowl, San Francisco, Ca

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Furious Finish Propels FSU Past UCLA, 44-27, In Emerald Bowl.

Booker scores two TDs, rushes for 92 yards and catches five passes for 117 yards.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Although Bobby Bowden has led Florida State to much bigger victories in far grander bowls, a winning season is always sweet - even when it ends with Bowden raising the Emerald Bowl trophy in a chilly baseball park 2,600 miles from Tallahassee.

Lorenzo Booker ran for 91 yards, caught five passes for 117 more and scored two touchdowns, leading the Seminoles to a 44-27 victory over UCLA on Wednesday night to put a happy ending on Bowden's 30th straight winning season.

But the 77-year-old Bowden still hasn't coached a losing club since going 5-6 in his first season at Florida State - and with 21 points in the fourth quarter against the collapsing Bruins (7-6), the Seminoles are headed into 2007 with more momentum than they've had all season.

"That's what Florida State used to do all the time," Bowden said. "I hope this is a good sign for us. I've been looking for that sign."

A 3-5 record in ACC play, including four losses in six games to close the regular season, forced Florida State to finish an ignominious year with the longest road trip in school history. The Seminoles have played in 25 straight bowl games, but the last 15 were played in January, with considerably bigger stakes and payouts.

Don't tell that to Booker, a California native who got a chance to impress 130 friends and family members in the stands. This minor bowl was a major win.

"We have a 30-year streak, and we're proud of our history," said Drew Weatherford, who overcame a shaky start to pass for 325 yards, 126 in the fourth quarter. "We had to keep it going, and it gives us a head start and a boost for next season."

Florida State's fourth quarter was dynamite. Greg Carr caught a go-ahead, 30-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-9, and Booker capped his final college game with a key third-down catch and a 3-yard TD run with 6:17 left.

Tony Carter's 86-yard interception return for another score 37 seconds later was the finishing touch in Bowden's 20th bowl victory.

Patrick Cowan passed for 240 yards and Chris Markey ran for 144 for the inconsistent Bruins, who came in with a three-game winning streak, highlighted by a 13-9 victory over archrival USC 3 1/2 weeks ago.

"When you look at the score the next day, I'm sure people are going to say, 'Wow, what happened?"' UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said. "But it was a lot different game than the score indicated. We played three pretty good quarters, so from an effort standpoint, I don't have any questions we're heading in the right direction."

Yet the Seminoles rolled over the Bruins on offense, defense and special teams in the second half. Lawrence Timmons returned a blocked punt 25 yards for a score in the third quarter, and Carter's return was just one of several big stops.

"This is one of those times that a lot of people were doubting if Florida State football was any good," Weatherford said. "It makes it sweeter that UCLA beat USC. It shows we're going to be back in the national championship picture at some point in the near future, maybe even next year."

Most in the sellout crowd of 40,331 fans cheered for UCLA, but Florida State had a surprisingly solid rooting section for a game on the opposite coast.

Florida State took a 23-20 lead in the third quarter when Dekoda Watson blocked a punt and Timmons returned it for a score, but UCLA went back ahead on Chane Moline's 8-yard TD run moments later.

When a Florida State drive stalled early in the fourth quarter with the Seminoles trailing by four, Bowden and his son proved they had nothing to lose by boldly going for it on fourth and long. Carr easily made his TD catch a step from the end zone when his defender fell down.

Brandon Breazell caught a 78-yard TD pass and Junior Taylor had a scoring catch in the first half for the Bruins, who finished a mediocre regular season playing some of their best football in Dorrell's four seasons.

The Bruins led 20-13 at halftime, and a game expected to be dominated by defense featured 501 total yards in the first half alone.

"We have to use this to drive ourselves to getting better," UCLA linebacker Christian Taylor said. "We need to work even harder in the offseason, because we know we have some weaknesses. Someone had to lose and it's disappointing it was us."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
UCLA
10
10
7
0
27
FLORIDA STATE
7
6
10
21
44

1st   7- 0  Lorenzo Booker, 25, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 4:50 
      7- 7  Opp, 78, pass (kick), 4:16 
      7-10  Opp, 46, field goal, 0:20 
2nd  10-10  Gary Cismesia, 39, field goal, 12:20
     10-17  Opp, 7, pass (kick), 8:40 
     10-20  Opp, 19, field goal, 2:35 
     13-20  Gary Cismesia, 21, field goal, 0:25 
3rd  16-20  Gary Cismesia, 36, field goal, 11:29
     23-20  Lawrence Timmons, 25, punt return/blocked punt (Gary Cismesia, kick), 8:58 
     23-27  Opp, 8, run (kick), 5:49 
4th  30-27  Greg Carr, 30, pass from Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia, kick), 9:46 
     37-27  Lorenzo Booker, 3, run (Gary Cismesia, kick), 6:17 
     44-27  Tony Carter, 86, interception return (Gary Cismesia, kick), 5:04 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 17 Rushes-yards 30-105 35-194 Passing 325 240 Att-Comp-Int 43-21-1 36-15-2 Total Yards 73-430 71-434 Punt Returns 4-41 3-12 Kickoff Returns 5-101 6-166 Interception Ret. 2-107 1-7 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 6-38.8 6-37.7 Sacks By-Yds 1-7 1-8 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 5-44 4-34 3rd Down Conversions 5-14 6-16 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-1 Time of Posession 30:12 29:48 Attendance 40,331 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lorenzo Booker 22- 91 Drew Weatherford 4- 14 Chris Davis 1- 2 Matt Dunham 2- 1 Team 1- -3 Receiving Lorenzo Booker 5- 117 Greg Carr 4- 88 De'Cody Fagg 6- 68 Chris Davis 3- 33 Brandon Warren 1- 8 Matt Dunham 1- 6 Marcus Sims 1- 5 Passing Drew Weatherford 43-21-1-325 Punt Return Lawrence Timmons 0- 25 Dekoda Watson 1- 16 Patrick Robinson 3- 0 Kickoff Return Michael Ray Garvin 5- 101 Punting Graham Gano 6- 233 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Geno Hayes 9 3 12 1.5- 6.0 . . . 1 . . . . Myron Rolle 4 5 9 . . 1- 21 . . . . . . Buster Davis 5 2 7 1.0- 2.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Roger Williams 3 3 6 . . . 2 . . 1 . . Lawrence Timmons 2 3 5 . . . . 1 . . . . Jamie Robinson 4 . 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Patrick Robinson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Letroy Guion 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Everette Brown 1 2 3 1.5- 9.0 1.0- 7.0 . . 1 . . . . Tony Carter 1 1 2 . . 1- 86 2 . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Dekoda Watson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . Recardo Wright 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kevin McNeil 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Pat Davis 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lorenzo Booker 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . J.R. Bryant 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Justin Mincey 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Andre Fluellen . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Darius McClure . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick Verdell . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR    5  Chris Davis
QB   11  Drew Weatherford
TB   28  Lorenzo Booker
RB   35  Marcus Sims
RG   62  Cory Niblock
C    67  John Frady
LG   68  Jacky Claude
RT   73  Shannon Boatman
LT   75  Mario Henderson
WR   81  De'Cody Fagg
WR   89  Greg Carr
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
MLB   7  Buster Davis
FS    8  Roger Williams
WLB  10  Geno Hayes
LC   15  Tony Carter
RC   20  Jamie Robinson
SLB  83  Lawrence Timmons
RE   92  Darrell Burston
DT   93  Letroy Guion
NG   96  Andre Fluellen
LE   98  Alex Boston
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Brandon Warren
12  Gary Cismesia
13  Preston Parker
16  Brent Moody
18  J.R. Bryant
19  Caz Piurowski
21  Patrick Robinson
22  Korey Mangum
23  Roosevelt Lawson
24  Darius McClure
29  Michael Ray Garvin
30  Pat Davis
31  Toddrick Verdell
33  Jamaal Edwards
36  Dekoda Watson
37  Chase Goggans
37  Rodney Gallon
38  Sean Compton
40  Matt Dunham
41  Seddrick Holloway
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  Graham Gano
45  Charlie Graham
48  Recardo Wright
49  Benjamin Lampkin
52  Jeremey Franklin
58  Dumaka Atkins
59  Neefy Moffett
64  Marcus Ford
65  Garrison Sanborn
69  Cory Brookins
72  Budd Thacker
78  Matt Hardrick
79  David Overmyer
80  Joslin Shaw
84  Robert Hallback
85  Richard Goodman
94  Justin Mincey
95  Kevin McNeil
97  Eli Charles
99  Everette Brown