Florida State Football - 1948 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Don Veller, Head Coach
Bill Armstrong, Graduate Assistant
Charlie Armstrong, Assistant Coach
Bob Harbison, Assistant Coach

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In 1948, the Dixie Conference was formed with nine schools: Florida State, Howard, Lambuth, Mercer, Millsaps, Mississippi College, Oglethorpe, Stetson and Tampa. Five of the schools had football teams: Florida State, Millsaps, Mississippi College, Stetson and Tampa.

The Dixie Conference did not allow scholarships, but they allowed freshmen and transfers to play. FSU had all four of its football conference opponents on it's 1948 schedule.


From the Daily Democrat, January 21, 1948, page 8.

Don A. Veller, former star halfback and now assistant coach to Bo McMillin at Indiana University will be head football coach at Florida State University next year.

His appointment as head coach and associate professor of men's physical education at a salary of $5,400 a year was announced yesterday by President Doak S. Campbell.

He will take over the coaching reins from Ed Williamson, who scratched together a green team last fall a few months after men first were admitted to the institution which for 42 years had been Florida State College for women.

The Seminoles in their first year lost all five games of a half filled schedule.

Williamson will return to his former position as instructor in the physical education department.

In announcing the appointment of Veller to the head coaching position, President Campbell said FSU will "go beyond" the so called NCAA "sanity code" for curbing commercialism in college athletics.

"We're going to do our best to be strictly amateurs," Dr. Campbell said.

Before returning to Indiana University as assistant coach, Veller was head football coach and director of physical education at Hanover College, Indiana.

The 36 year old coach, prior to army service as chief of the information and education division of the Third Air Force was for seven years head football coach at the Elkhart, Indiana high school, where his teams won more than 80 percent of their games and several conference championships.

While a student at Indiana University, he participated in basketball, wrestling, track, baseball and football. In 1935, his final year, he received the university's Balfour award for the outstanding scholastic and athletic record and the Big Ten conference medal for proficiency in scholarship and athletics.

He received his master's degree from Indiana in 1938 and now is a candidate for a doctor of philosophy degree from the same institution. He will continue his studies at FSU.


1948 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Hugh Adams, 6-0, 205, T, Punta Gorda

Layman Bond, 5-10, 181, LG, Peru, IN

Milton Bond, 6-0, 187, RT, Peru, IN

George Boyd, 5-8, 165, LHB, Webster

Jim Burke, 5-10, 165, LHB, Jacksonville

Jack Bush, 5-7, 165, RG, Miami

Bob Case, 5-10, 175, FB, Peru, IN

Jug Coleman, 5-8, 210, RG, Webster

Bill Dawkins, 5-11, 195, LG, Miami

Bill Earnhart, 6-0, 200, RT, Tallahassee

Jim Eaton, 5-9, 200, RT, Saint Augustine

Norman Eubanks, 6-2, 185, RE, Clearwater

Charles Farrior, 5-10, 168, RG, Wausau

John Filchock, 5-8, 160, FB, Grindstone, PA

Ed Fox, 6-0, 195, RE, Fremont, OH

Walter Foy, 6-0, 202, QB, Saint Augustine

Louis Groot, 6-0, 163, FB, Miami

Ted Hewitt, 5-10, 170, LE, Detroit, MI

Wayne Hosafros, 6-0, 190, RT, Rawson, OH

Dick Kendall, 6-1, 180, LE, Shelbyville, IN

Dub Kendrick, 6-0, 185, LT, Center Hill

Frank Marcus, 5-10, 185, G, Uniontown, PA

Joe Marcus, 5-9, 180, C, Uniontown, PA

Ted Martin, 6-0, 180, C, Gadsden, AL

Monte May, 6-2, 191, C, Miami

George Morgan, 5-9, 155, RHB, Saint Augustine

Dick Peterson, 5-9, 160, RHB, Chicago, IL

Ernie Reddick, 5-8, 155, LHB, Chipley

Dean Roberts, 6-0, 186, T-G, Jacksonville

Bob Schmelz, 6-0, 199, LT, Willoughby, OH

Buddy Strauss, 5-11, 190, FB, Tallahassee

Kent Strauss, 5-11, 170, RG, Tallahassee

Johnny Thombleson, 5-11, 150, LHB, Bicknell, IN

Whitey Urquhart, 6-1, 185, QB, Bonifay

Buddy Young, 5-10, 185, LG, East Rochester, PA


1948 Roster - By Name

Roster from the Tallahassee Democrat, September 26, 1948
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 54 Hugh Adams            T       6-0   205  Jr        Punta Gorda (Charlotte/Georgia Tech/Florida)
* 52 Chris Banakas         RE      6-0   183  Jr   *    Pensacola (Pensacola/Florida)
  48 Layman Bond           LG      5-10  181            Peru, IN
     Milton Bond           RT      6-0   187            Peru, IN
     George Boyd           LHB     5-8   165            Webster
* 41 Bob Browning          RT      6-2   215  So   *    Madison
  26 Jim Burke             LHB     5-10  165            Jacksonville
     Jack Bush             RG      5-7   165            Miami
  34 Bob Case              FB      5-10  175  Jr        Peru, IN (Purdue)
* 21 Ralph Chaudron        FB      5-8   170  So   *    Pensacola (Pensacola)
* 55 Jug Coleman           RG      5-8   210            Webster
  58 Jim Costello          LE      6-3   197  Jr   *    Miami
  36 Joe Crona             C       5-10  175  So   *    Pensacola (Pensacola)
* 39 Bill Dawkins          LG      5-11  195  Fr        Miami (Jackson)
     Ed Dilsaver           RG      5-8   180  Jr   *    Saint Augustine
  57 Bill Earnhart         RT      6-0   200            Tallahassee (Leon)
     Jim Eaton             RT      5-9   200            Saint Augustine
* 51 Norman Eubanks        RE      6-2   185  So        Clearwater (Clearwater/Presbyterian)
N 45 Charles Farrior       RG      5-10  168  Fr        Wausau
* 28 John Filchock         FB      5-8   160            Grindstone, PA
* 53 Ed Fox                RE      6-0   195  So        Fremont, OH (Ross/Findlay College)
* 42 Walter Foy            QB      6-0   202  Jr        Saint Augustine (Ketterlinus/Georgia Tech)
* 24 Don Grant             QB      5-10  167  Jr   *    Perry (Taylor County)
     Louis Groot           FB      6-0   163            Miami
* 25 Ted Hewitt            LE      5-10  170  So        Detroit, MI (Kalamazoo Central/Tulane)
  41 Wayne Hosafros        RT      6-0   190            Rawson, OH
N 57 Jack Jones                               Fr        
* 56 Chris Kalfas          LG      5-9   207  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 30 Dick Kendall          LE      6-1   180  So        Shelbyville, IN (Hanover College)
* 50 Dub Kendrick          LT      6-0   185  So        Center Hill (Bushnell/Norman Park JC)
     Jim Kinsey            LG      6-0   188  So        Fort Lauderdale
  36 J.P. Love             LE      6-0   180  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
* 43 Ken MacLean           QB      6-0   186  Jr   *    Quincy (Gadsden County/Florida)
* 33 Bo Manuel             FB      5-6   185  So   *    Newberry
     Frank Marcus          G       5-10  185  So        Uniontown, PA (South Union)
* 40 Joe Marcus            C       5-9   180  Jr        Uniontown, PA (South Union/Findlay College)
  29 Ted Martin            C       6-0   180            Gadsden, AL
* 48 Monte May             C       6-2   191  So        Miami (Edison)
  49 Dan McClure           LT      6-0   195  So   *    Stuart
* 23 Leonard Melton        RHB     6-0   155  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
     D.L. Middlebrooks     T       6-1   200  Jr   *    Pensacola (Pensacola)
  22 George Morgan         RHB     5-9   155            Saint Augustine
  27 Billy O'Steen         HB      5-10  160  Jr   *    Melbourne
* 32 Red Parish            RHB     5-10  170  Jr   *    Chipley (Chipley)
* 31 Dick Peterson         RHB     5-9   160  So        Chicago, IL (Austin)
* 35 Bill Quigley          RG      5-8   187  So   *    Panama City (Bay)
* 20 Ernie Reddick         LHB     5-8   155  So        Chipley (Emory JC)
     Dean Roberts          T-G     6-0   186  Fr        Jacksonville (Lee)
* 59 Bob Schmelz           LT      6-0   199  Fr        Willoughby, OH (Union)
* 44 Buddy Strauss         FB      5-11  190  Jr        Tallahassee (Leon/North Carolina/Duke)
     Kent Strauss          RG      5-11  170            Tallahassee (Leon)
  45 Al Tharpe             RT      6-0   210  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
N 46 Johnny Thombleson     LHB     5-11  150  Fr        Bicknell, IN
* 38 Jack Tully            LG      6-0   185  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 37 Whitey Urquhart       QB      6-1   185  Jr        Bonifay (Bonifay/Alabama)
  49 Dick Williams         T       6-2   210  Jr   *    Orlando
     Buddy Young           LG      5-10  185            East Rochester, PA

1948 Roster - By Number

Roster from the Tallahassee Democrat, September 26, 1948
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Milton Bond           RT      6-0   187            Peru, IN
     George Boyd           LHB     5-8   165            Webster
     Jack Bush             RG      5-7   165            Miami
     Ed Dilsaver           RG      5-8   180  Jr   *    Saint Augustine
     Jim Eaton             RT      5-9   200            Saint Augustine
     Louis Groot           FB      6-0   163            Miami
     Jim Kinsey            LG      6-0   188  So        Fort Lauderdale
     Frank Marcus          G       5-10  185  So        Uniontown, PA (South Union)
     D.L. Middlebrooks     T       6-1   200  Jr   *    Pensacola (Pensacola)
     Dean Roberts          T-G     6-0   186  Fr        Jacksonville (Lee)
     Kent Strauss          RG      5-11  170            Tallahassee (Leon)
     Buddy Young           LG      5-10  185            East Rochester, PA
* 20 Ernie Reddick         LHB     5-8   155  So        Chipley (Emory JC)
* 21 Ralph Chaudron        FB      5-8   170  So   *    Pensacola (Pensacola)
  22 George Morgan         RHB     5-9   155            Saint Augustine
* 23 Leonard Melton        RHB     6-0   155  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 24 Don Grant             QB      5-10  167  Jr   *    Perry (Taylor County)
* 25 Ted Hewitt            LE      5-10  170  So        Detroit, MI (Kalamazoo Central/Tulane)
  26 Jim Burke             LHB     5-10  165            Jacksonville
  27 Billy O'Steen         HB      5-10  160  Jr   *    Melbourne
* 28 John Filchock         FB      5-8   160            Grindstone, PA
  29 Ted Martin            C       6-0   180            Gadsden, AL
* 30 Dick Kendall          LE      6-1   180  So        Shelbyville, IN (Hanover College)
* 31 Dick Peterson         RHB     5-9   160  So        Chicago, IL (Austin)
* 32 Red Parish            RHB     5-10  170  Jr   *    Chipley (Chipley)
* 33 Bo Manuel             FB      5-6   185  So   *    Newberry
  34 Bob Case              FB      5-10  175  Jr        Peru, IN (Purdue)
* 35 Bill Quigley          RG      5-8   187  So   *    Panama City (Bay)
  36 Joe Crona             C       5-10  175  So   *    Pensacola (Pensacola)
  36 J.P. Love             LE      6-0   180  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
* 37 Whitey Urquhart       QB      6-1   185  Jr        Bonifay (Bonifay/Alabama)
* 38 Jack Tully            LG      6-0   185  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 39 Bill Dawkins          LG      5-11  195  Fr        Miami (Jackson)
* 40 Joe Marcus            C       5-9   180  Jr        Uniontown, PA (South Union/Findlay College)
* 41 Bob Browning          RT      6-2   215  So   *    Madison
  41 Wayne Hosafros        RT      6-0   190            Rawson, OH
* 42 Walter Foy            QB      6-0   202  Jr        Saint Augustine (Ketterlinus/Georgia Tech)
* 43 Ken MacLean           QB      6-0   186  Jr   *    Quincy (Gadsden County/Florida)
* 44 Buddy Strauss         FB      5-11  190  Jr        Tallahassee (Leon/North Carolina/Duke)
N 45 Charles Farrior       RG      5-10  168  Fr        Wausau
  45 Al Tharpe             RT      6-0   210  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
N 46 Johnny Thombleson     LHB     5-11  150  Fr        Bicknell, IN
  48 Layman Bond           LG      5-10  181            Peru, IN
* 48 Monte May             C       6-2   191  So        Miami (Edison)
  49 Dan McClure           LT      6-0   195  So   *    Stuart
  49 Dick Williams         T       6-2   210  Jr   *    Orlando
* 50 Dub Kendrick          LT      6-0   185  So        Center Hill (Bushnell/Norman Park JC)
* 51 Norman Eubanks        RE      6-2   185  So        Clearwater (Clearwater/Presbyterian)
* 52 Chris Banakas         RE      6-0   183  Jr   *    Pensacola (Pensacola/Florida)
* 53 Ed Fox                RE      6-0   195  So        Fremont, OH (Ross/Findlay College)
* 54 Hugh Adams            T       6-0   205  Jr        Punta Gorda (Charlotte/Georgia Tech/Florida)
* 55 Jug Coleman           RG      5-8   210            Webster
* 56 Chris Kalfas          LG      5-9   207  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
  57 Bill Earnhart         RT      6-0   200            Tallahassee (Leon)
N 57 Jack Jones                               Fr        
  58 Jim Costello          LE      6-3   197  Jr   *    Miami
* 59 Bob Schmelz           LT      6-0   199  Fr        Willoughby, OH (Union)
Lettermen from the Florida Times Union, December 18, 1948
From the Florida Times Union, December 19, 1948, page 26

TALLAHASSEE, FL, December 18, 1948 - The Florida State University Seminoles, first football champions of the recently formed Dixie Conference, may have every one of their 28 lettermen back for the 1949 season.

Coach Don Veller revealed today that there wasn't a single senior in the letter winning group announced at the annual banquet given by the Tallahassee Kiwanis Club for the team Tuesday night. He did point out, however, that Kenneth MacLean of Quincy, star halfback, could matriculate by attending summer school, and that substitute quarterback Marvin Urquhart of Bonifay may enter University of Florida law school in the fall.

Heading the group of lettermen almost sure to return for the 1949 season is Tackle Hugh Adams of Punta Gorda who will captain the Seminoles next year. Adams was also elected by his teammates as most valuable player on the 1948 team which gained seven victories against a lone defeat.

In addition to MacLean, Urquhart and Adams, the following players were announced as this year's lettermen by Coach Veller:

Chris Banakas, Bob Browning, Ralph Chaudron, Jug Coleman, Bill Dawkins, Norman Eubanks, John Filchock, Ed Fox, Walter Foy, Don Grant, Ted Hewitt, Chris Kalfas, Dick Kendall.

Bo Manuel, W. A. Kendrick, Joe Marcus, Monte May, Leonard Melton, Wyatt "Red" Parish, Dick Peterson, Bill Quigley, Ernie Reddick, Bob Schmeltz, Buddy Strauss and Jack Tully.

Managers awarded letters were Lonnie Burt and William Lang.

Freshmen receiving numerals were Charles Farrior, Johnny Thombleson and Jack Jones.


The same lettermen were named in the Florida Flambeau, December 15, 1948, page 12.
From the Florida State Flambeau, January 14, 1949, page 5, by Lonnie Burt

After only two years of intercollegiate football, Florida State University comes up with a Little All-American and that man is Hugh Adams the big 200-pound tackle.

Hugh was picked for this honor by Paul B. Williamson who's rating system is nationally known. Mr. Williamson released his team during the Christmas holidays and Hugh knew nothing of the selection until he returned to school at the beginning of this quarter.

The big tackle, whose wide grin and short haircut is known over the campus, hails from Punta Gorda, Florida. There he was a four letter man at Charlotte High school. Football took a good deal of his time, but Hugh managed to gain letters in basketball, baseball and swimming. The big boy played center on the football team, and he was chosen on the All-South Florida eleven in his senior year, 1945.

Going right out of high school into the Navy Aviation Cadets was Hugh's next big step. As a cadet he was stationed at Georgia Tech and played freshman football for the "Rambling Wreck." After discharge in 1946, Hugh went to the University of Florida to become one of Bear Wolf's boys and played junior varsity for the Gators in '47.

Not altogether pleased with the athletic situation at the U of F, Hugh came to FSU in September of last year for early football practice. "The best decision I have made in many a moon," states the big tackle from the west coast.

During the early practice this fall Mr. Adams let it be known through his actions that he was looking for a starting berth on the '48 Seminoles. And when the opening game rolled around Hugh Adams was listed as a starting tackle. He was game captain for the second game which was with Erskine. "If there is anything that I am looking forward to next year, it is playing Erskine at Centennial Field," he stated.

When asked about the successful season the Seminoles completed this year Hugh states, "We had a good bunch of boys, but I can't give too much credit to Coach Veller and his staff. They made a team out of us."

Hugh thinks that the Millsaps game was the toughest of the season but that he enjoyed trouncing the University of Tampa the most. As a side note, the big boy played center during the Millsaps game after Joe Marcus, regular center, was hurt in the previous game. Spectators and coaches alike think he did a fine job at the pivot position.

"I like the whole works at FSU, especially those good looking girls. FSU has more beautiful girls than any other school in the south," asserts the Little All-American.

Outside of football, Hugh likes all sports with the emphisis on swimming. He likes to fly and is a member of the Flying Club at FSU.

About next year's team of which he has been elected captain, Hugh thinks that it should be on a par with the '48 eleven if not better. "That is if all the boys come back and we get a few more men," he adds.

During the annual football banquet this year Hugh was honored by being elected the most valuable player for the past season as well as captain for next year's eleven.


From the Florida Times Union, July 13, 1949, page 18

TALLAHASSEE, July 12 - Florida State University athletes who won individual championships or who received special honors during the 1948-1949 school year were:

...Hugh Adams, Punta Gorda, named on several Little All-American football teams at tackle...


Note: Most of the articles spelled Wyatt "Red" Parish's name Parrish. After speaking with Red's son the correct spelling is Parish. I have used the correct spelling wherever his name appears.

1948 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hugh Adams               Associated Press - Little All-American
                         Paul B. Williams - Little All-American

All-Americans -  1

1948 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
FSU
AP
OPP
AP
AP
REC
10/09
Ref
H
CUMBERLAND
W 30- 0
 
 
 
3-6
10/16
Ref
A
ERSKINE COLLEGE
L 6-14
 
 
 
6-4
10/23
Ref
A
MILLSAPS COLLEGE
W 7- 6
 
 
 
2-3-1
10/30
Ref
A
STETSON
W 18- 7
 
 
 
2-7
11/13
Ref
H
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
W 26- 6
 
 
 
4-5
11/20
Ref
H
LIVINGSTON STATE
W 12- 6
 
 
 
2-7
11/27
Ref
N
TROY STATE
Dothan, Al
W 20-13
 
 
 
6-5
12/04
Ref
H
TAMPA
Dixie Conference Champ
W 33-12
 
 
 
2-6
EOY Stats Ref

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    7- 1     4-0     2-1     1-0
VS DIXIE CONF    4- 0     2-0     2-0     0-0

NOTE: The first Poll of the year was not conducted until the middle of October



1948 DIXIE CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  FLORIDA STATE         4- 0     7- 1 
 2  MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE   0- 0     4- 5 
 3  TAMPA                 0- 0     2- 6 
 4  STETSON               0- 0     2- 7 
 5  MILLSAPS COLLEGE      0- 0     2- 3-1

1948 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ken MacLean 10/09/1948 CUMBERLAND 16 146 9.13 2 Red Parish 10/09/1948 CUMBERLAND 8 111 13.88 2

1948 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ None

1948 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- None

1948 EOY Stats

Year-to-date totals were found in the Florida Flambeau on December 3, 1949, before the Tampa game was played. Tampa game stats are added to these totals. Some season ending stats from the Tallahassee Democrat, January 30, 1949, page 11 are also entered here.

Partial EOY stats are also on page 8 of the 1949 Football Media Guide.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   


Overall Team Statistics

TEAM STATISTICS                         FSU          OPP
--------------------------------------------------------
SCORING.......................          152           64
  Points Per Game.............         19.0          8.0
TOUCHDOWNS....................           24           10
  TDs Rushing.................           18            6
  TDs Passing.................            5            4
  TDs Fumble Return...........            0            0
  TDs Punt Return.............            0            0
  TDs Interception............            1            0
  TDs Kickoff Return..........            0            0
  TDs Lateral.................            0            0
  TDs Free Kick...............            0            0
PAT-ATTEMPTS..................         8-24         4-10
  Kick........................         8-22         4-10
  Pass........................         0- 2         0- 0
  Run.........................         0- 0         0- 0
FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS..........         0- 0         0- 0
SAFETY........................            0            0
RUSHING YARDAGE...............         1682          721
  Average Per Game............        210.3         90.1
PASSING YARDAGE...............          721          630
  Att-Comp-Int................    84- 35-11   118- 47-21
  Efficiency..................       107.22        60.27
  Average Per Pass............          8.6          5.3
  Average Per Catch...........         20.6         13.4
  Average Per Game............         90.1         78.8
TOTAL OFFENSE.................         2403         1351
  Total Plays.................           84          118
  Average Per Play............         28.6         11.4
  Average Per Game............        300.4        168.9
INT RETURNS: #-YARDS..........       21-            -   
  Average Per Return..........          0.0          0.0
FUMBLES-LOST..................        18- 7        15- 9
PENALTIES-YARDS...............        - 500        - 278
  Average Per Game............         62.5         34.8
PUNTS-YARDS...................      37-1373      51-1877
  Average Per Punt............         37.1         36.8
  Net punt average............         37.1         36.8
ATTENDANCE....................       20,333       12,000
  Games-Avg Per Game..........     4- 5,083     3- 4,000
ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD......        1,500
  Games-Avg Per Game..........     1- 1,500
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
30
43
41
38
152
Opponents
6
21
31
6
64
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Ken MacLean              92  463        463   5.0   7     
Buddy Strauss            85  423        423   5.0   3     
Red Parish               51  316        316   6.2   4     
Bo Manuel                48  192        192   4.0   1     
Ernie Reddick            22   65         65   3.0   1     
Ted Hewitt               13   56         56   4.3   0     
Walter Foy               19   29         29   1.5   0     
Ralph Chaudron           19   28         28   1.5   1     
George Morgan             7   26         26   3.7   0     
Dick Peterson             9   23         23   2.6   0     
Jim Burke                 3   15         15   5.0   0     
Whitey Urquhart           3   13         13   4.3   1     
Norman Eubanks            1    4          4   4.0   0     
Don Grant                 7    2          2   0.3   0     

Total.........       8      1682       1682        18       210.3
Opponents.....       8       721        721         6        90.1


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Ken MacLean             148.84  22- 14- 3   .636  216   2     
Walter Foy               67.69  31-  9- 2   .290  151   1     
Ralph Chaudron           86.40  14-  5- 1   .357   69   1     
Dick Peterson            77.43  12-  4- 0   .333   63   0     
Whitey Urquhart          51.08  16-  4- 2   .250   58   1     
Ernie Reddick            17.20   2-  1- 1   .500   16   0     
Buddy Strauss           108.80   2-  1- 0   .500   14   0     
Bo Manuel               158.80   1-  1- 0  1.000    7   0     
Red Parish              ******   1-  0- 1   .000    0   0     
Jim Burke               -66.67   3-  0- 1   .000        0     

Total.........       8  107.22  84- 35-11   .417  721   5        90.1
Opponents.....       8   60.27 118- 47-21   .398  630   4        78.8


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Red Parish               6   164  27.3   2     
Norman Eubanks           8   141  17.6   2     
Chris Banakas            5    89  17.8   0     
Ted Hewitt               5    66  13.2   0     
Ed Fox                   5    33   6.6   0     
Whitey Urquhart          3    27   9.0   0     
Dick Kendall             1     7   7.0   0     
Walter Foy               5     5   1.0   0     
Ernie Reddick                            1     

Total.........       8  35   721  20.6   5        90.1
Opponents.....       8  47   630  13.4   4        78.8


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------

Total.........                      0     
Opponent......                      0     


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Ralph Chaudron        4        0.0  0     
Ted Hewitt            2  104  52.0  1  99t
Norman Eubanks        1        0.0  0     
Ernie Reddick         1        0.0  0     
Hugh Adams            1        0.0  0     
Joe Marcus            1        0.0  0     
Dick Peterson         1        0.0  0     

Total.........       21        0.0  1  99t
Opponent......                      0     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------

Total.........                      0     
Opponent......                      0     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Jack Tully            2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Ted Hewitt            1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Whitey Urquhart       1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Leonard Melton        1    0   0.0  0   .    0

Total.........        9        0.0  0        0
Opponent......        7        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ken MacLean           7   0-0     0-1    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Red Parish            6   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    36
Buddy Strauss         3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Norman Eubanks        2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Ernie Reddick         2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
John Filchock         0   0-0     7-13   0-0   0   0-1   0   0     7
Ralph Chaudron        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-1   0   0     6
Ted Hewitt            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Bo Manuel             1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Whitey Urquhart       1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Joe Crona             0   0-0     1-4    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     1
Chris Banakas         0   0-0     0-3    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     0
Bob Case              0   0-0     0-1    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     0
====================================================================
FSU                  24   0-0     8-22   0-0   0   0-2   0   0   152
Opponent             10   0-0     4-10   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    64
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Ken MacLean
7
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
Red Parish
4
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Buddy Strauss
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Norman Eubanks
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ernie Reddick
1
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ralph Chaudron
1
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ted Hewitt
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Bo Manuel
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Whitey Urquhart
1
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
Walter Foy
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
18
5
5
1
.
.
.
.
.
Opponents
7
3
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Ken MacLean             114   463  216   679
Buddy Strauss            87   423   14   437
Red Parish               52   316    0   316
Bo Manuel                49   192    7   199
Walter Foy               50    29  151   180
Ralph Chaudron           33    28   69    97
Dick Peterson            21    23   63    86
Ernie Reddick            24    65   16    81
Whitey Urquhart          19    13   58    71
Ted Hewitt               13    56    0    56
George Morgan             7    26    0    26
Jim Burke                 6    15    0    15
Norman Eubanks            1     4    0     4
Don Grant                 7     2    0     2

Total.........       8   84  1682  721  2403 300.4
Opponent......       8  118   721  630  1351 168.9


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Ralph Chaudron      19  752  39.6                     
Bo Manuel           10  316  31.6                    1
Ken MacLean          8  261  32.6                     
George Morgan        2   50  25.0                     
Ernie Reddick        1   14  14.0                     

Total.........      37 1373  37.1                     
Opponent......      51 1877  36.8                     


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Red Parish              316   164    0    0    0    0  480
Ken MacLean             463     0    0    0    0    0  463
Buddy Strauss           423     0    0    0    0    0  423
Ted Hewitt               56    66    0    0  104    0  226
Bo Manuel               192     0    0    0    0    0  192
Norman Eubanks            4   141    0    0    0    0  145
Chris Banakas             0    89    0    0    0    0   89
Ernie Reddick            65     0    0    0    0    0   65
Whitey Urquhart          13    27    0    0    0    0   40
Walter Foy               29     5    0    0    0    0   34
Ed Fox                    0    33    0    0    0    0   33
Ralph Chaudron           28     0    0    0    0    0   28
George Morgan            26     0    0    0    0    0   26
Dick Peterson            23     0    0    0    0    0   23
Jim Burke                15     0    0    0    0    0   15
Dick Kendall              0     7    0    0    0    0    7
Don Grant                 2     0    0    0    0    0    2

Total.........       8 1682   721    0    0    0    0 2403 300.4
Opponent......       8  721   630    0    0    0    0 1351 168.9


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ted Hewitt                .    .     .      .            .          2-104   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Ralph Chaudron            .    .     .      .            .          4-      .    .    .      .   .   .
Hugh Adams           8    .    .     .      .            .          1-      .    .    .      .   .   .
Norman Eubanks            .    .     .      .            .          1-      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dick Peterson             .    .     .      .            .          1-      .    .    .      .   .   .
Leonard Melton            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Jack Tully                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Ernie Reddick             .    .     .      .            .          1-      .    .    .      .   .   .
Joe Marcus                .    .     .      .            .          1-      .    .    .      .   1   .
Whitey Urquhart           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  CU      EC      MC      SU      MsC     WAU     TU      UT      
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
54  Hugh Adams                    8- 8  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
52  Chris Banakas                 7- 7  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D           O & D
48  Layman Bond                   6- 0          xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx
    Milton Bond                   0- 0                                                           
    George Boyd                   0- 0                                                           
41  Bob Browning                  3- 2                  O & D   O & D                           xx
26  Jim Burke                     7- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
    Jack Bush                     0- 0                                                           
34  Bob Case                      0- 0                                                           
21  Ralph Chaudron                8- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
55  Jug Coleman                   7- 4          xx      xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
58  Jim Costello                  1- 0                                                          xx
36  Joe Crona                     4- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx                               
39  Bill Dawkins                  7- 6          xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
    Ed Dilsaver                   0- 0                                                           
57  Bill Earnhart                 0- 0                                                           
    Jim Eaton                     0- 0                                                           
51  Norman Eubanks                7- 1          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O & D
45  Charles Farrior               1- 0                                                          xx
28  John Filchock                 4- 1                                  xx      xx      xx      O & D
53  Ed Fox                        4- 4  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D                            
42  Walter Foy                    8- 7  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   xx
24  Don Grant                     3- 1  O & D   xx                                              xx
    Louis Groot                   0- 0                                                           
25  Ted Hewitt                    6- 5          xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D    
41  Wayne Hosafros                0- 0                                                           
57  Jack Jones                    1- 0                                                          xx
56  Chris Kalfas                  6- 4  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D                   xx      xx
30  Dick Kendall                  7- 1          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O & D   xx
50  Dub Kendrick                  7- 7  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D           O & D   O & D   O & D
    Jim Kinsey                    0- 0                                                           
36  J.P. Love                     0- 0                                                           
43  Ken MacLean                   8- 6  xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   xx
33  Bo Manuel                     8- 2  O & D   O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
    Frank Marcus                  0- 0                                                           
40  Joe Marcus                    6- 6  O & D   O & D                   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
29  Ted Martin                    1- 0                                                          xx
48  Monte May                     7- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
49  Dan McClure                   2- 0          xx                                              xx
23  Leonard Melton                6- 0                  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
    D.L. Middlebrooks             0- 0                                                           
22  George Morgan                 8- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
27  Billy O'Steen                 0- 0                                                           
32  Red Parish                    7- 6  O & D   O & D           xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
31  Dick Peterson                 8- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
35  Bill Quigley                  6- 1          O & D   xx      xx              xx      xx      xx
20  Ernie Reddick                 8- 2  O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O & D
    Dean Roberts                  0- 0                                                           
59  Bob Schmelz                   7- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
44  Buddy Strauss                 8- 5  xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   xx
    Kent Strauss                  0- 0                                                           
45  Al Tharpe                     6- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
46  Johnny Thombleson             1- 0                                                          xx
38  Jack Tully                    7- 1          xx      xx      xx      O & D   xx      xx      xx
37  Whitey Urquhart               8- 1  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O & D
49  Dick Williams                 0- 0                                                           
    Buddy Young                   0- 0                                                           

FLORIDA STATE 30, CUMBERLAND 0

10/09/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 10, 1948, page 5, by Fred Pettijohn
Detailed FSU rushing stats from the Florida Flambeau

TALLAHASSEE, FL, October 9, 1948 - A hard-hitting Florida State University eleven, which rolled relentlessly forward on the ground and struck swiftly through the air, put a sudden and decisive end to the football victory famine at the Seminole school last night as they opened their 1948 campaign by hammering out a 30-0 triumph over an outclassed Cumberland University Bulldog team before 6,500 fans in Centennial field.

The victory was the first the Seminoles have recorded since the gridiron sport was resumed in 1947, and it snapped a five-game losing streak built up during the abbreviated inaugural slate last season.

Rivals No Match

Cumberland, which had gained a muddy 6-0 decision over the Indians in Lebanon, Tenn. in the Seminoles' second start in '47, was no match for Coach Don Veller's current gridiron crew.

With Ken MacLean, former University of Florida Gator halfback, and veteran Wyatt "Red" Parish leading the way, FSU ground out a net gain from scrimmage of 426 yards compared with the Tennessee eleven's 133.

MacLean and Parish, who both accounted for a pair of Seminole scores, were credited with 257 of the 360 yards the Indians gained along the ground.

MacLean, the Seminoles' leading ground gainer last season, bulled and blasted his way to 146 yards in 16 carries, while Parish, reserve-running halfback, sped to 111 yards in eight attempts.

MacLean Crashes Over

MacLean scored the game's second touchdown in the second quarter when he crashed over from four yards out. He ripped inside right end for 31 yards and the third touchdown, and set up the final tally with a brilliant 52-yard run to the 15-yard line.

Parish accounted for the final two scores on runs of 60 and 13 yards. His first dash to paydirt, achieved on the first play after the second half kickoff, saw him take a handoff and run wide around left end, skirted the west side lines for 60 yards.

The final TD, which followed MacLean's 52-yard meander, was on a handoff from Bo Manuel. Parish swept left end again and raced 13 yards to the southeast corner of the field.

Little Ernie Tallies

Little Ernie Reddick scored the first touchdown in the early minutes of the first quarter when he sliced over right tackle from the eight after Bo Manuel's running and a Foy to Fox pass had set up the score.

Cumberland, outweighed, outmanned and outclassed, was unable to move steadily along the ground, but struck back through the air to put together several short drives.

Carl Boley, 165 pound halfback from Decatur, Ala. carried the burden of the aerial attack well in the first half before turning it over to Ed Settlers, a Lebanon boy, in the final two periods.

Cumberland picked up 102 yards in the air, but netted only 22 along the ground as each set of Veller's linemen swarmed all over the Bulldog running attack.

Save for a miserable placekicking exhibition, the Indians put on a great offensive show. All five of their attempts to convert failed.

First Quarter

Florida State University kicked off to Cumberland, and after a punt exchange that saw FSU pick up a good chuck of yardage the Seminoles got a touchdown drive underway from their own 37. Manuel broke away to the Bulldog 29 for the initial first down of the game, and picked up five more at right guard. Reddick went to the 20 as the stands began to chant go-go-go. Foy hit Fox with a 12-yard aerial to the eight, and on the next play Reddick sliced off right tackle for the first score of the FSU season. Banakas' placekick was wide.

After FSU kicked off to Cumberland Hugh Adams intercepted a Biley pass to put FSU on the march again. MacLean bulled his way to the 27 in three charges, and on a reverse Peterson sped to the 4. On the next play MacLean crashed over right tackle for the score. MacLean's kick was wide. The teams battled around midfield during the remainder of the period.

Second Quarter

With Gerry Manuel and Ken MacLean keeping Cumberland in a hole with a pair of punts to the 4 and 18, the teams battled in Bulldog territory with the Indians twice moving to the 4 and 12 on a pair of drives that fizzled out when penalties checked their momentum. After Hamlin, kicking from deep in the end zone, booted out to the 44. FSU went back on the march again.

Foy ripped to the 31 to set up the score, and MacLean running hard inside right end fought his way free of a host of tacklers, recovered his balance when it appeared he would stumble and fall, and went on to score.

Crona's place-kick was wide.

Just before halftime Cumberland opened up an aerial attack with Carl Boley picking up two first downs through the air, but Ralph Caudron intercepted a pass on the lip of the goal to check the drive just before the intermission ended.

Third Quarter

FSU wasted no time in rolling up their fourth touchdown. Bo Manuel took the second half kickoff on the 17 and returned it to the 39. On the first running play Parish took a handoff from Foy and raced wide around left end skirting down the west side line 60 yards for the score. FSU 24-0. Banakas' placement was no good again.

The Seminoles came right back after Cumberland punted following the kickoff and drove to the 3 before the drive stopped. After FSU stormed back to the 16, Cumberland staged their longest march going 53 yards by air to the FSU 19 before Peterson intercepted a pass on the 18 to halt the threat.

Fourth Quarter

Coach Don Veller flooded the field with reserves during the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, and the ball changed hands several times with neither eleven able to get a scoring drive underway.

In the closing minutes the FSU regulars drove to their final score. Ken MacLean again sparked the drive as he ripped off a 52-yard run to move down to the Cumberland 15. After the Indians moved to the eight Manuel dashed through the middle for the score, but it was nullified by a penalty. On the first play after the penalty Parish took a handoff from Manuel and swept left end for 13 yards and the final TD. Banakas' kick was again wide.

Florida State Starters
LE - Fox
LT - Adams
LG - Kalfus
C - Marcus
RG - Grant
RT - Kendrick
RE - Banakas
QB - Foy
LH - Reddick
RH - Parish
FB - Manuel

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CUMBERLAND
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
12
6
6
6
30

1st   6- 0  Ernie Reddick, 8, run (Chris Banakas, kick failed)
     12- 0  Ken MacLean, 4, run (Ken MacLean, kick failed)
2nd  18- 0  Ken MacLean, 31, run (Joe Crona, kick failed)
3rd  24- 0  Red Parish, 61, run (Chris Banakas, kick failed)
4th  30- 0  Red Parish, 14, run (Chris Banakas, kick failed)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 9 7 Rushes-yards 360 31 Passing 66 102 Att-Comp-Int 6-3-0 18-9-3 Total Yards 426 133 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 4-31.0 9-37.9 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 9-65 4-12 Attendance 5,235 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Ken MacLean 16- 146 Red Parish 8- 111 Dick Peterson 4- 34 Bo Manuel 6- 33 Buddy Strauss 5- 17 Ernie Reddick 2- 10 George Morgan 4- 8 Walter Foy 3- 3 Don Grant 1- 2 Whitey Urquhart 2- 2 Ralph Chaudron 1- -1 Jim Burke 1- -5 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hugh Adams . . . . . 1- . . . . . . Ralph Chaudron . . . . . 1- . . . . . . Dick Peterson . . . . . 1- . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LH   20  Ernie Reddick
RG   24  Don Grant
RH   32  Red Parish
FB   33  Bo Manuel
C    40  Joe Marcus
QB   42  Walter Foy
RT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
LE   53  Ed Fox
LT   54  Hugh Adams
LG   56  Chris Kalfas
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   20  Ernie Reddick
RG   24  Don Grant
DB   32  Red Parish
LB   33  Bo Manuel
MG   40  Joe Marcus
DB   42  Walter Foy
RT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
LE   53  Ed Fox
LT   54  Hugh Adams
LG   56  Chris Kalfas
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
21  Ralph Chaudron
22  George Morgan
26  Jim Burke
31  Dick Peterson
33  Bo Manuel
##  NAME
-----------------------------
36  Joe Crona
37  Whitey Urquhart
43  Ken MacLean
44  Buddy Strauss

ERSKINE COLLEGE 14, FLORIDA STATE 6

10/16/1948, DUE WEST, SC

From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 17, 1948, page 6, no writer mentioned

McCANN FIELD, ANDERSON, SC, October 16, 1948 - A battling band of Florida State University Seminoles went down to their first defeat of their young season here tonight before Erskine's Flying Fleet in a bitter 14-6 homecoming tilt.

Coach Don Veller's Seminoles, seeking to add an Erskine triumph to their opening victory over Cumberland last weekend, struck for a second period score and a brief 6-0 lead. But the experienced Fleet came from behind on a pair of touchdowns by halfback Clarence "Rabbit" Lowery to chalk up its third win against two losses this season.

Leading Scorer

Lowery, swivel hipped climax runner who leads the Palmetto state in scoring, took a pass from Captain Harry Hipps for a second period score and raced over for the final tally in the third frame.

Lowery's two touchdowns, and a pair of perfect placements by place kicking guard Bill Bryan, overcame Indian halfback Ken MacLean's charge into paydirt in the second quarter.

After the Seminoles had threatened twice to march to paydirt in the opening period, they broke the scoreless deadlock in the second period when MacLean and Walter Foy moved the ball down to the Erskine two and MacLean burst through right tackle for the counter.

The Fleet countered with its first tally before the halftime on a Hipps to Lowery pass, and chaulked up its second in the third frame when Lowery took a handoff and went 13 yards to score after a series of Hipps-Ansley passes had set up the touchdown.

Roll Up 14 Downs

The Seminoles rolled up 14 first downs to Erskine's 10, and flashed a running attack which accounted for 205 yards on the ground. But their passing game clicked for only 32 yards on five completions out of 14 tosses. And the Fleet capitalized on their superiority in the air to win.

Ken MacLean led the individual ground gainers with 63 yards from scrimmage, followed by Buddy Strauss who piled up 59, most of them in the second half when he led the futile FSU assualts.

First Quarter

Florida State University's Seminoles, distinct underdogs before the opening kickoff quickly threatened to upset the dope bucket as they roared out after the opening kickoff and took the play straight into the Flying Fleet's territory.

The Seminoles, with MacLean, Parish and Manuel gaining yardage along the ground, got an early drive underway that carried to the Fleet 18 before it fizzled out.

After the Fleet punted out to Parish, FSU knocked at the door again when MacLean and Manuel picked up a pair of first downs to the Fleet 15. But once more the Indians ran out of gas in the shadow of the goal and the Fleet took over.

The two teams battled harmlessly around midfield as penalties kept the Indians back on their heels.

Second Quarter

The Indians finally hit paydirt when they got a drive underway that culminated in a TD.

After FSU had taken over on the Fleet 38, big Ken MacLean and Walter Foy moved along the ground to the first down on the 25, and then on the 15.

MacLean hammered the line for 13 yards and another first down on the two, and the big Seminole tailback crashed through right tackle for the score.

Joe Crona's attempted placement was wide.

The Fleet roared right back to take the lead on the accurate right arm of Capt Harry Hipps.

Taking the FSU kickoff Erskine struck through the airways with Hipps hitting Oates for vital yardage. Aided by a 15 yard penalty, Erskine moved to the FSU 30. Hipps then hit Shelton on the 15 for a first down.

Hipps, fading to pass, was almost trapped, but got away and connected with Rabbit Lowery in the shadow of the FSU goal, and the slippery halfback shook over for the score.

Bill Bryan, extra point speciaist, converted to give Erskine a 7-6 lead which the Fleet held at halftime.

Third Quarter

Shortly after the second half opened, the Fleet got underway again on a scoring drive. Starting from their own 40 they moved to the 13 on Hipps' pass to Cliff Ansley. From the 13 Lowrey took a handoff from Hipps and slithered across to score. Bryan's placement was again good.

The Seminoles came back with a pair of drives, but both died.

After FSU had moved to the Fleet's 22 they lost the ball on a fumble. And a second march, which carried from their 20 to the Erskine 46, was stymied by a 14 yard loss.

Fourth Quarter

With Buddy Strauss plugging away at the Erskine line, the Seminoles several times threatened to get underway, but lacked the steam to get a serious march underway.

After Weaver's punt to the four had put FSU in a deep hole the two teams spent the remainder of the tilt exchanging the ball without danger around the midfield marker.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
6
0
0
6
ERSKINE COLLEGE
0
7
7
0
14

2nd   6- 0  Ken MacLean, 2, run (Joe Crona, kick failed)
      6- 7  Opp, 15, pass (kick)
3rd   6-14  Opp, 13, run (kick)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 10 Rushes-yards 205 358 Passing 32 62 Att-Comp-Int 14-5- 7-3- Total Yards 237 420 Attendance 3,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Ken MacLean 0- 63 Buddy Strauss 0- 59 STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
RH   32  Red Parish
FB   33  Bo Manuel
RG   35  Bill Quigley
C    40  Joe Marcus
QB   42  Walter Foy
LH   43  Ken MacLean
RT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
LE   53  Ed Fox
LT   54  Hugh Adams
LG   56  Chris Kalfas
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   32  Red Parish
LB   33  Bo Manuel
RG   35  Bill Quigley
MG   40  Joe Marcus
DB   42  Walter Foy
DB   43  Ken MacLean
RT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
LE   53  Ed Fox
LT   54  Hugh Adams
LG   56  Chris Kalfas
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
20  Ernie Reddick
21  Ralph Chaudron
22  George Morgan
24  Don Grant
25  Ted Hewitt
26  Jim Burke
30  Dick Kendall
31  Dick Peterson
36  Joe Crona
37  Whitey Urquhart
##  NAME
-----------------------------
38  Jack Tully
39  Bill Dawkins
44  Buddy Strauss
45  Al Tharpe
48  Layman Bond
48  Monte May
49  Dan McClure
51  Norman Eubanks
55  Jug Coleman
59  Bob Schmelz

FLORIDA STATE 7, MILLSAPS COLLEGE 6

10/23/1948, JACKSON, MS

From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 24, 1948, page 7, no writer mentioned

TIGER STADIUM, JACKSON, MS, October 23, 1948 - An underdog Florida State University eleven came from behind here tonight with a 52-yard touchdown drive and a perfect point from placement to knock the Millsaps Majors from the ranks of the undefeated teams.

The Seminoles comeback, which wiped out a 6-0 lead the Majors had achieved just a few minutes earlier in the same period, gave FSU a stirring triumph in its Dixie Conference debut, and spoiled Millsaps' annual Homecoming celebrations.

A slim crowd of some 4,000 fans, who had watched the Majors dominate the play through the entire first half, were stunned as the Indian eleven from Florida finally gained momentum and drove to the winning tally.

Sudden Score

The Seminoles' score came with stunning suddenness after Dave McIntosh, Little All-American halfback, had put his club in the lead with a brilliant 40-yard dash down the sidelines.

After Stewart's try for the point had been blocked by a wave of Seminole linemen, The Majors kicked off to the FSU 30. Ed Fox, Seminole game captain, started his mates on the road to victory when he raced back to the Majors 48 yard line with the boot.

Buddy Strauss, hard-hitting fullback, drove for eight yards, and Ted Hewitt, a fine player for the Indians all night, moved down to the Majors' 31-yard line.

Ralph Chaudron then speared Hewitt with a 21-yard aerial to the Millsaps 10. And on the first play from that point Strauss bulleted over tackle for the touchdown.

Joe Crona, combination tackle-center, then toed the all-important point from placement. And FSU had a slim lead which it guarded like gold throughout the remainder of the tilt. Crona's kick ironically was the first extra-point that the Seminoles had scored all season. They missed five straight in their opener against Cumberland, and failed again in their lone attempt to convert against Erskine last weekend.

The Seminoles were on the ropes several times during the first half when McIntosh, Britt and Davis sparked drives that led deep into FSU territory. But the Indians tightened in the shadow of their goal and halted the Majors on the one-foot line.

Millsaps Dominates

So completely did Millsaps dominate the first two periods that FSU was able to rack up only one first down during the first half, while the Majors were rolling up nine.

Chaudron for the Seminoles and McIntosh for the Majors engaged in a punting duel through most of the first quarter before Millsaps went on the march with its threats in the second.

Early in the third period the Indians were apparently on the march when a fumble on the Millsaps' 45 suddenly turned the tide.

McIntosh slipped away to a first down on the FSU 40 and a roughing penalty moved the Majors to the FSU 25. Another roughing penalty, this time against Millsaps, set them back to the Indian 40, and when McIntosh missed with a pass it appeared that the danger had passed.

But the slippery breakaway star suddenly skirted left and and went all the way for the score.

The game was rough from start to finish with numerous penalties against both clubs.

Florida State Starters
LE - Fox
LT - Browning
LG - Kalfus
C - Adams
RG - Dawkins
RT - Kendrick
RE - Banakas
QB - Foy
LH - MacLean
RH - Hewitt
FB - Strauss

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
7
0
7
MILLSAPS COLLEGE
0
0
6
0
6

3rd   0- 6  Opp, 40, run (kick blocked by  Team)
      7- 6  Buddy Strauss, 10, run (Joe Crona, kick)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 11 15 Rushes-yards 135 113 Passing 77 141 Att-Comp-Int 14-8- 17-6- Total Yards 212 254 Attendance 4,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Buddy Strauss 0- 0 STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
RH   25  Ted Hewitt
RG   39  Bill Dawkins
LT   41  Bob Browning
QB   42  Walter Foy
LH   43  Ken MacLean
FB   44  Buddy Strauss
RT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
LE   53  Ed Fox
C    54  Hugh Adams
LG   56  Chris Kalfas
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   25  Ted Hewitt
RG   39  Bill Dawkins
LT   41  Bob Browning
DB   42  Walter Foy
DB   43  Ken MacLean
LB   44  Buddy Strauss
RT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
LE   53  Ed Fox
MG   54  Hugh Adams
LG   56  Chris Kalfas
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
20  Ernie Reddick
21  Ralph Chaudron
22  George Morgan
23  Leonard Melton
26  Jim Burke
30  Dick Kendall
31  Dick Peterson
33  Bo Manuel
35  Bill Quigley
##  NAME
-----------------------------
36  Joe Crona
37  Whitey Urquhart
38  Jack Tully
45  Al Tharpe
48  Layman Bond
48  Monte May
51  Norman Eubanks
55  Jug Coleman
59  Bob Schmelz

FLORIDA STATE 18, STETSON 7

10/30/1948, DELAND, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 31, 1948, page 6, by Fred Pettjohn

MUNICIPAL STADIUM, DELAND, FL, October 30, 1948 - The Florida State University Seminoles passed another milestone in their brief but rapidly brightening football career here this afternoon when they gained their first grid triumph over an intra-state rival be defeating Stetson 18-7.

The game, a Dixie Conference tilt witnessed by a Stetson homecoming crowd of 4,500 fans, was highlighted by an action packed first half that provided all the scoring and most of the thrills.

Coach Don Veller's Seminoles striking for their second loop win without a setback and their third victory in four starts this fall, avenged last year's 14-6 defeat at the hands of the Hatters by cashing in early on the opportunities that came their way.

The Seminoles biggest break and the game's top thrill unfolded with startling suddenness late in the second period when halfback Ted Hewitt intercepted a Hatter aerial on his own one yard line and raced 99 yards to the score that gave FSU its final clinching touchdown.

Hewitt's dazzling dash came at a time when it appeared Stetson might regain the lead which they had held for a few brief minutes midway in the third period. The Hatters, trailing 12-7, put the ball into play on third down from the FSU two. Fullback Billy Orr attempted to reach left end George Everett with a scoring toss.

But Hewitt, slipping past the Hatter flankman, stole the ball and with a few short strides burst into the clear. Acting Captain Lanigan of the Hatters raced him to midfield and tried desperately to stop him with a tackle on the sidelines directly in front of the FSU bench but Hewitt walked the tightrope for nearly 10 yards, retained his balance and continued on down to score unmolested.

FSU had shot out in front in the opening minutes with a 44 yard scoring drive that was climaxed by Buddy Strauss' two yard scoring plunge after a MacLean-Banakas aerial had set up the touchdown on the two.

Stetson, bounding back like a rubber ball, gained its short lived lead on a 33 yard scoring drive after Everett had made a neat 42 yard return of the kickoff. Tom Ewing tossed to Fulmer Armstrong for the final 8 yards and Pratt put Stetson ahead 7-6 with his placement.

The Seminoles snatched the lead back, however, when they took the following kickoff and moved through the air to score on three pass plays, the last of which was a 19 yard nifty from MacLean to Parish.

Hewett's dash completed the scoring, and the two teams battled without breaking through in the final two periods.

The Seminole line, led by Acting Captain Dick Kendall, who broke through repeatedly, kept the Hatters single wing power attack in check as they limited them to a net gain of 54 yards on the ground.

The Seminoles own ground attack, which has sparkled all season, lacked its old authority here today. But upstairs it was different. They connected for four for five in the first half when they counted, and intercepted three of Stetson's own passes to completely dominate the air.

First Quarter

The colorful, shirt sleeved crowd hardly had time to settle in their seats before the two teams pried the lid off of an action packed first period.

After Layton had returned FSU's opening kickoff to the Hatter 40, Stetson lost three yards on two running plays and quickly took to the air. Ewing shot a bullet down the middle intended for Everett, but Chaudron grabbed the leather on the Hatter 49 and returned to the 44. From that point FSU moved to the first score in eight plays.

Strauss and Chaudron picked up eight in three end plays and the Hatters drew a costly 15 yard penalty that moved FSU to a first down on the Stetson 25.

Strauss Scores

Two running plays failed and MacLean followed with a beautiful pass to Banakas on the seven and the big end plunged to the two. Strauss rammed right guard for the score. The Hatter line broke through and blocked Crona's attempted placement, leaving FSU with a 6-0 lead.

Hatters Roar

The Hatters roared right back into the tilt when Everett took FSU's kickoff on his 25 and moved to the Seminole 33 on a beautiful run. Orr, running hard, picked up two first downs in six plays and moved the ball to the 10 yard stripe. After two running plays moved to the 8, Ewing hit Armstrong with a scoring pass in the corner of the end zone. Stetson drew a five yard penalty on their first move to placekick. But on the second, Pratt's kick was good to put the Hatters ahead 7-6.

Hatter cheers were short lived, however, as FSU quickly regained the lead.

After returning the kickoff to their own 35, the Indians took to the airways. A Fox-Foy pass was good for a first down on the 47, and when Dean interfered with Parish on a long pass to the Hatter 19, the ball was ruled complete at that point.

TD Pass

Strauss failed to gain. But MacLean passed deep into the end zone to Parish who took the ball while running parallel to the back of the end zone line. Case's kick was blocked and the score read FSU 12, Stetson 7.

Second Quarter

The Indians went on the march again early in the second period, but the drive sputtered and failed when a long pass missed connection and the game resolved into a punting duel with big Fulmer Armstrong getting the edge and finally backing the Tribe up to their own 17.

Blocked Kick

After FSU had been pushed back to their own 4 by a long loss and a penalty, Manuel tried a quick kick which the Hatters blocked and recovered on their own two. The Hatters pressed hard for a score, failed to make any headway as a six yard loss set them back, but a pair of offside penalties moved them back to the two. From that point big Billy Orr tried to pass to Everett for the score. But Hewitt grabbed the ball on the one and went 99 yards to score.

Chaudron's pass for the extra point failed and the half ended four plays later with Stetson in possesion on their own 40, trailing 18-7.

Third Quarter

After the stepped up action of the first half, both teams showed the effects of the pace and the opening minutes of the second half were filled with fumbles. After Chaudron had backed the Hatters deep in their own territory with a nice punt to the 19, the ball changed hands three times as the Hatters bobbled twice and FSU returned the favor with a fumble of their own.

A third Hatter fumble by Wilbanks after he had grabbed an eight yard pass by Steinmetz set up the lone serious threat of the period as Hewitt recovered for FSU on the 24.

Score Nullified

Manuel went to the 15 and 10 in successive rushes.

Parish, on a reverse went over to score but FSU was caught for illegal use of the hands, the score nullified and the Indians set back to the 26. Treen then intercepted a MacLean pass on his own eight as the period ended.

Fourth Quarter

The Seminoles, playing straight football and staying pretty well in their shell hugged the ground, but were unable to get a drive underway as a steady stream of penalties halted each effort. With FSU stalled by the flag, the Hatters were unable to take advantage of their opportunity as their passing attack misfired continually.

The ball stayed deep in Hatter terrritory as FSU intercepted three aerials in the late minutes of the game, and it was not until the final play of the game when Treen intercepted a pass by Burke on his own 35 and raced to the Seminole 12 that the Hatters were able to get their backs away from their goal. Urquhart ran Treen down and finally blocked him out of bounds and the game ended before Stetson could put the ball in play from the 12.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
12
6
0
0
18
STETSON
7
0
0
0
7

1st   6- 0  Buddy Strauss, 2, run (Joe Crona, kick blocked)
      6- 7  Opp, 8, pass (kick)
     12- 7  Red Parish, 19, pass from Ken MacLean (Bob Case, kick blocked)
2nd  18- 7  Ted Hewitt, 99, interception return (Ralph Chaudron, pass failed)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 8 7 Rushes-yards 193 80 Passing 106 31 Att-Comp-Int 14-6-3 17-6-5 Total Yards 299 111 Punts 7-34.1 6-40.8 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 5-3 Attendance 4,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Buddy Strauss 0- 0 Receiving Red Parish 0- 0 Passing Ken MacLean 0- 0-0- 0 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ted Hewitt . . . . . 1- 99 . . 1- 0 . . . Ralph Chaudron . . . . . 1- 5 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
RH   25  Ted Hewitt
RG   39  Bill Dawkins
RT   41  Bob Browning
QB   42  Walter Foy
LH   43  Ken MacLean
FB   44  Buddy Strauss
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
LE   53  Ed Fox
C    54  Hugh Adams
LG   56  Chris Kalfas
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   25  Ted Hewitt
RG   39  Bill Dawkins
RT   41  Bob Browning
DB   42  Walter Foy
DB   43  Ken MacLean
LB   44  Buddy Strauss
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
LE   53  Ed Fox
MG   54  Hugh Adams
LG   56  Chris Kalfas
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
20  Ernie Reddick
21  Ralph Chaudron
22  George Morgan
23  Leonard Melton
26  Jim Burke
30  Dick Kendall
31  Dick Peterson
32  Red Parish
33  Bo Manuel
35  Bill Quigley
##  NAME
-----------------------------
36  Joe Crona
37  Whitey Urquhart
38  Jack Tully
45  Al Tharpe
48  Monte May
48  Layman Bond
51  Norman Eubanks
55  Jug Coleman
59  Bob Schmelz

FLORIDA STATE 26, MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 6

11/13/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 14, 1948, page 6, by Fred Pettijohn
Detailed FSU stats from the Florida Flambeau, November 19, 1948

TALLAHASSEE, FL, November 13, 1948 - An alert, aggressive Florida State University eleven took over undisputed possession of first place in the Dixie conference grid race last night with a decisive 26-6 triumph over Mississippi College before a crowd of 6,000 fans in Centennial Field.

The Seminoles, rolling to their third loop win without a setback and their fourth victory in five starts this fall, spotted the Mississippi invaders a one-touchdown lead in the opening quarter and then roared back from behind to punch over four scores and hand the Choctaws their first conference setback of the season.

Coach Don Veller's Seminoles wasted little motion and no opportunities in fashioning their triumph.

They put together a pair of long-distance scoring thrusts in the second period and touchdown marches in the third and fourth periods to win going away.

The tilt, rated as a toss-up in pre-game forecasts, saw the Indians from FSU take the play along the ground completely away from the Choctaw eleven. And save for Mississippi's 65-yard scoring drive in the opening period, the Seminole defenders kept the enemy aerial attack in check by harrying the passers and hawking the ball in the secondary.

Line Opens Holes

The Seminole forward wall opened nice holes on the offense and stalled the Choctaw running attack as they held them to a net gain of six yards from scrimmage.

The crowd, which was suppose to include several scouts from Tampa's Cigar Bowl classic, got most of its thrills in the first half as the Seminoles shrugged off their 6-0 deficit and shot into the lead.

After the Choctaws had moved 65 yards in 13 plays to take their early lead FSU went to work in earnest.

Early in the second period the Seminoles tied the score.

MacLean Aerial Scores

Big Ken MacLean faded to pass behind good protection that gave him all night to fondle the pigskin. The Quincy boy hit Wyatt "Red" Parish on the Choc 22 with his aerial and Parish already in back of the safety man sped on to score untouched on a 53-yard play.

John Filchock's kick was blocked and the score stood 6-6.

Shortly before the half ended the Seminoles took the lead with Parish again hitting paydirt.

Running from the Chocs 40, Parish took a handoff from Whitey Urquhart and swept wide around his own left end to the 30.

Apparently hemmed in at that point, Parish suddenly cut back toward the center of the grid and completed his 40-yard scoring sprint all alone.

Ernie Reddick, breakaway back from Chipley who has been hampered with injuries all fall, set up both of FSU's second half touchdowns with dazzling punt returns that carried to the enemy 34 and 40 yard lines.

The Indians rolled from the 34 in seven plays with Strauss going over for the third touchdown. And they moved from the 40 in another seven-play series with Urquhart going over from the one for the final tally.

John Filchock converted after TD's number two and three.

Pittman Threat

Mississippi's Charlie Pittman was a constant threat with his bullet passes, but after the scoring drive which he aided mightily with several nice heaves, he had to pull the trigger too quick for accuracy.

Clyde Howard accounted for the lone Choctaw score when he swept end from the three after his 20-yard sprint on a shovel pass from Pittman had moved Mississippi into scoring territory.

From tackle to tackle the Seminole line yielded little yardage as big Hugh Adams and Bill Dawkins led constant forays into the Mississippi secondary.

First Quarter

Banakas took the opening kickoff from his 23 to the FSU 35, and the Seminoles immediately went on the march. With MacLean, Parish and Strauss thumping the line for two quick first downs FSU rolled to the Choctaw 33 before an offside penalty and a pair of losses on attempted pass plays halted them. Manuel kicked out on the 17, and after Matulich booted back out to his own 43, FSU went down to the Mississippi 23 before a pair of long passes failed to click at the goal line.

Mississippi college, taking over on their 35 rolled to a score in 13 plays with Pittman's passes eating up most of the ground. After Howard took a shovel pass from Pittman and raced 20 yards to the FSU 15, the Chocs scored in three plays with Howard going over for the score from the three. Gober's kick was no good and Mississippi college led 6-0.

Manual returned the Chocs kickoff to the 41 as the period ended.

Second Quarter

Manuel got off a beautiful 56-yard quick kick that rolled dead on the Choctaw 3, and backed the Mississippians to the wall. Evans booted back to Chaudron who returned to the Chocs 40. After two running plays gained three yards Pittman intercepted Peterson's pass and returned 12 yards to his own 42. The Seminoles halted the Chocs on the ground and forced them to punt, Evans booting to Reddick on the 21 and the FSU back returning to the 25.

A 15-yard roughing penalty and an offside penalty against Mississippi moved FSU to their own 47, and from that point MacLean faded back and hit Parish with a long pass at the Mississippi 20, and the redhead sped over untouched to score. Filchock's attempt to convert was blocked and the score was deadlocked at 6-6.

Coleman carried FSU's kickoff from his 5 to his 40, and the Chocs moved to the FSU 43 through the air before their passes fizzled and forced Evans to punt to FSU's 25. Two running plays failed and MacLean punted out on the Chocs' 38. After Pittman had been smothered back on his own 38, Reddick intercepted his next toss on his own 49.

Hewitt raced to the Choc 40 on an end-around, and after a Urquhart pass had failed, Parish took a handoff from Urquhart and swept around his own left end to the 30, cut back to the center of the field and raced to a touchdown. The play covered 40 yards. Filchock's kick was good and FSU lead 13-6 at the halftime.

Third Quarter

Matulich returned FSU's second half kickoff from his own 20 to the 36, but the Chocs were shoved back to their own 27 by a loss and penalty and Fail punted to Reddick on the FSU 38, and the slippery Seminole back raced all the way to the Choc 34 before he was brought down.

Foy, MacLean and Strauss punched out a first down on the 16, and after Parish had moved to the 13 in two plays Chaudron got away at right end and went to the one before he was dropped. On the next play Strauss leaped through a big hole at right guard for the score. Filchock's kick was good and FSU led 20-6.

Fourth Quarter

On the opening play of the final quarter Fail punted to Reddick on the FSU 30 and the slippery breakaway back raced back to the Choc 40 before he was finally downed. Strauss and Morgan moved the ball to the 25 in three plays and Reddick slipped away again and went all the way to the two before he was dropped. Strauss plunged to the one, and Urquhart slipped over on a quarterback sneak. Filchock's kick was good, but FSU was penalized 15 yards, and an attempted pass for point failed. FSU led 26-6.

After the two teams had exchanged punts in another battle between the two 30-yard lines, the Chocs moved to the Seminole 23 with the aid of a pair of 15 yard penalties.

The Seminoles held, however and after their own ground game had failed to gain Manuel punted to Green on the Choc 30. Green, on a beautiful twisting return, raced all the way to the Seminole 8 before MacLean finally knocked him down. Fulton went to the six on the next play, but the game ended before the Chocs could put the ball in play from that point.

Florida State Starters
LE - Hewitt
LT - Tully
LG - Dawkins
C - Marcus
RG - Coleman
RT - Adams
RE - Banakas
QB - Foy
LH - MacLean
RH - Parish
FB - Strauss

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
6
0
0
0
6
FLORIDA STATE
0
13
7
6
26

1st   0- 6  Opp, 3, run (kick failed)
2nd   6- 6  Red Parish, 53, pass from Ken MacLean (John Filchock, kick blocked)
     13- 6  Red Parish, 40, run (John Filchock, kick)
3rd  20- 6  Buddy Strauss, 1, run (John Filchock, kick)
4th  26- 6  Whitey Urquhart, 1, run (John Filchock, pass failed)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 10 11 Rushes-yards 193 6 Passing 53 91 Att-Comp-Int 9-1-2 19-10-2 Total Yards 246 97 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 7-36.1 8-33.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 7-75 3-40 Attendance 5,179 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Red Parish 8- 71 Buddy Strauss 9- 31 Ken MacLean 6- 23 Ernie Reddick 5- 18 Bo Manuel 5- 17 Ted Hewitt 2- 15 George Morgan 2- 15 Ralph Chaudron 4- 3 Walter Foy 4- 3 Whitey Urquhart 1- 1 Dick Peterson 1- -4 Receiving Red Parish 1- 53 Passing Ken MacLean 2- 1-1- 53 Whitey Urquhart 1- 0-0- 0 Dick Peterson 1- 0-1- 0 Walter Foy 2- 0-0- 0 Ralph Chaudron 3- 0-0- 0 Punting Bo Manuel 3- 105 Ralph Chaudron 2- 83 Ken MacLean 2- 75 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ernie Reddick . . . . . 1- . . . . . . Jack Tully . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
RH   32  Red Parish
LT   38  Jack Tully
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
C    40  Joe Marcus
QB   42  Walter Foy
LH   43  Ken MacLean
FB   44  Buddy Strauss
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RT   54  Hugh Adams
RG   55  Jug Coleman
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
DB   32  Red Parish
LT   38  Jack Tully
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
MG   40  Joe Marcus
DB   42  Walter Foy
DB   43  Ken MacLean
LB   44  Buddy Strauss
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RT   54  Hugh Adams
RG   55  Jug Coleman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
20  Ernie Reddick
21  Ralph Chaudron
22  George Morgan
23  Leonard Melton
26  Jim Burke
28  John Filchock
30  Dick Kendall
##  NAME
-----------------------------
31  Dick Peterson
33  Bo Manuel
37  Whitey Urquhart
45  Al Tharpe
48  Monte May
51  Norman Eubanks
59  Bob Schmelz

FLORIDA STATE 12, LIVINGSTON STATE 6

11/20/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 21, 1948, page 6

TALLAHASSEE, FL, November 20, 1948 - The Florida State University Seminoles finally shook off the effects of a late-season letdown and a stubborn Livingston State college defense in the fourth period here last night and pounded out a 12-6 victory over the tiring Tigers in a rough and tumble tilt before 5,000 fans in Centennial Field.

After trailing 6-0 from the first play of the second half when a 69-yard pass play put the Alabama eleven out in front, the Indians roared back to tie the count on Ken MacLean's one-yard plunge to paydirt early in the fourth quarter. And they went out in front with five minutes to go when MacLean blasted over again from three yards out.

Both attempts to convert failed.

Fourth in Row

The victory was the fourth in a row for Coach Don Veller's squad, and its fifth against only one defeat this season. And it kept the Seminoles in the running for a bid to the annual Cigar Bowl classic in Tampa on New Year's.

The victory was a costly one for FSU, however, as Chris Banakas, veteran end suffered a broken leg during the hectic fourth period action.

FSU's two scoring drives covered 70 and 55 yards as the aroused Seminoles raced the clock to stage their comeback victory.

A long pass play set up the initial score as Dick Peterson tossed 39 yards to Norman Eubanks on the 12, and the Indian flankman lateraled to Whitey Urquhart who carried to the 8.

MacLean took just two power-drives to score after Reddick had been halted on first down.

The winning drive which was climaxed with only five minutes to go, moved 55 yards in three gulps as Peterson passed to Parish for 19, MacLean drove for 18 to the Tigers' 18, and a 15-yard penalty against the Begals on the same play set the ball on the three. MacLean blasted over right tackle on first down for the score.

The Tigers had grabbed the lead on the first play after the second half kickoff when Tommy Tarleton, 210-pound tailback passed 25 yards to end Jack Jones on the FSU 44, and the flankman outraced five Indian defenders to score.

Livingston Stubborn

The first half of the game went according to the pre-game forecasts and followed the script closely as FSU matched its powerhouse running game against Livingston's stubborn line. The Seminoles rolled up 12 first downs to the Tigers' one in the first half, and were constantly on the march.

But the Tigers, sparked by their sudden second half score, took over the third period as they switched to the T-formation and rolled along the ground with Tarleton carrying most of the load.

But the pace finally told in the final period. The Indians, fighting against the threatening upset seized every opportunity and made the most of it.

The game was rough all the way with tempers flaring on several occasions. The most serious incident occurred two plays before the half when three men were ejected for a squabble in a pileup on the Tiger six.

FSU lost its fine tackle, Hugh Adams at that point, and Livingston lost tackle John Moore and Sonny Scale, burly fullback.

Save for the Tigers' third period burst the big FSU line kept the invaders under control as guard Bill Dawkins led a host of hard-hitting linemen who sifted through to spill the Tiger backs hard.

First Quarter

Banakas took the opening kickoff from his 17 to the 26, and the Seminoles immediately went on the march. With Strauss sparking a thumping ground game FSU rolled 52 yards in a series of five first downs before Shaddix intercepted MacLean's pass on his own 17 to halt the threat.

Livingston failed to gain and Kachoras punted to the FSU 41. On the first running play Parish fumbled and Shaddix popped up again to recover. The Tigers again failed to gain and Kachoras kicked out on the 20.

Reddick and Parish picked up two more first downs to midfield, but Tarleton intercepted Reddick's pass on his own 42, to halt another drive.

Second Quarter

On the first play of the second period Marcus blocked Kachoras' punt and the Indians took over on the Tiger 48. FSU failed to gain and after Chaudron punted to the 22, Livingston picked up its initial first down as Seale found a pair of holes and went to his 36. But the drive bogged down there and Kachoras kicked out on FSU's 37. Strauss, Manuel and Parish sparked a drive that carried to the Tiger's 22 before it ran out of gas and Kachoras got off a long punt to the FSU 40.

The Indians started racing the clock, and after Manuel had raced 20 yards to the Livingston 36, Reddick hit Urquhart with a toss to the 18. Urquhart then hit Eubanks on the 8, and after a 5 yard penalty Manual ran to the 6. Manual piled into the line and after a flareup in the pile Adams of FSU and Moore of Livingston were sent out of the game. Parish was dropped on the five on a reverse as the half ended.

Third Quarter

Tarleton took the second half kickoff from his 16 to the 31, and on the first play the Tigers caught the Seminoles flatfooted with a pass from Tarleton to Jones that the fleet end gathered in on the FSU 44 and outraced five defenders to score.

Pearson's attempt to convert was wide to the right and Livingston led 6-0.

After FSU failed to make any headway following the kickoff Livingston, switching to the T, and aided by several penalties in the clutch, ripped 57 yards before Chaudron intercepted Anderson's pass on his own seven and returned to the FSU 35. Foy ran 19 yards to the Tiger 47 after being trapped trying to pass, but a penalty halted the Indians and Coley returned Chaudron's punt from his 14 to the 35 as the period ended.

Fourth Quarter

The Tigers were halted and Reddick returned Kachoras' punt from his 30 to the 37. The Seminoles took to the air. Chaudron hit Eubanks for 8, then sneaked for a first down. Peterson then hit Eubanks on the 12, and he lateraled to Urquhart who drove to the 8 before Koon got him.

Reddick was stopped, but in two power drives MacLean slammed through his own right tackle to score. Filchock's kick was wide. And the score was 6-6.

Livingston moved the kickoff back to their 45 before a fourth down pass failed, and FSU started a hectic drive. After a penalty had rocked them back 15 yards, Peterson hit Parish with a 19-yard aerial to the Livingston 34. MacLean then drove to the 18, and a roughing penalty gave FSU a first down on the 3. MacLean barreled over to give FSU a 12-6 lead. Filchock's conversion was blocked.

The Seminoles stopped the Tigers in their tracks after the kickoff, forcing them to punt, and the Indians hugged the ground and retained possession of the ball until time ran out.

Florida State Starters
LE - Hewitt
LT - Kendrick
LG - Dawkins
C - Marcus
RG - Coleman
RT - Adams
RE - Banakas
QB - Foy
LH - MacLean
RH - Parish
FB - Strauss

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
LIVINGSTON STATE
0
0
6
0
6
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
12
12

3rd   0- 6  Opp, 69, pass (kick failed)
4th   6- 6  Ken MacLean, 5, run (John Filchock, kick failed)
     12- 6  Ken MacLean, 3, run (John Filchock, kick blocked), 5:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 7 Rushes-yards 241 74 Passing 89 72 Att-Comp-Int 12-3-2 9-3-1 Total Yards 330 146 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 3-45.3 7-36.4 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yds 6-40 2-20 Attendance 3,742 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Buddy Strauss 13- 59 Red Parish 12- 45 Ken MacLean 0- 0 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ralph Chaudron . . . . . 1- 18 . . . . . . Joe Marcus . . . . . . . . . . 1 . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
RH   32  Red Parish
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
C    40  Joe Marcus
QB   42  Walter Foy
LH   43  Ken MacLean
FB   44  Buddy Strauss
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RT   54  Hugh Adams
RG   55  Jug Coleman
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
DB   32  Red Parish
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
MG   40  Joe Marcus
DB   42  Walter Foy
DB   43  Ken MacLean
LB   44  Buddy Strauss
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RT   54  Hugh Adams
RG   55  Jug Coleman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
20  Ernie Reddick
21  Ralph Chaudron
22  George Morgan
23  Leonard Melton
26  Jim Burke
28  John Filchock
30  Dick Kendall
31  Dick Peterson
33  Bo Manuel
##  NAME
-----------------------------
35  Bill Quigley
37  Whitey Urquhart
38  Jack Tully
45  Al Tharpe
48  Monte May
48  Layman Bond
51  Norman Eubanks
51  Norman Eubanks
59  Bob Schmelz

FLORIDA STATE 20, TROY STATE 13

11/27/1948, Dothan, Al

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 28, 1948, page 10, by Fred Pettijohn

WIREGRASS STADIUM, DOTHAN, AL, November 27, 1948 - A battling Florida State University eleven struck through the airways late in the fourth period to break a 13-13 deadlock and take a 20-13 victory over the Troy State Red Wave before a slim crowd of 1,500 who witnessed the muddy battle Saturday night.

The triumph was the fifth in a row for Coach Don Veller's smartly-drilled squad and gave them a season's record of six wins and only one loss, a figure that is expected to merit them heavy consideration from Tampa's Cigar Bowl officials.

For Buddy McCollum's Troy eleven, which is scheduled to play in Pensacola's Paper Bowl, Dec. 18, the set-back was a bitter one and left them with a regular season mark of six victories and four defeats.

After the two clubs had slipped and skidded to a 13-13 tie, the Seminoles who had stuck close to the ground all night, threw a desperation fourth down pass from the Troy 20 which clicked for the winning score.

Foy to Eubanks

Walter Foy, a fine back all night, threw a strike straight down the middle to Norman Eubanks. Eubanks, leaping high, took the ball away from a Troy defender and fell backwards into the Troy end zone.

John Filchock clicked with his second conversion of the night and the Seminoles had a 20-13 margin that they threatened to increase when an interception gave them the ball on Troy's 16 in the closing seconds of the game.

The Indians had jumped away to an early lead when MacLean scored in the first quarter but Troy came back to take a 7-6 halftime lead on Chesser's touchdown and Renfroe's kick. FSU went out in front again in the third period 13-7 on Parish's beautiful reverse run and Filchock's first conversion.

But Troy hammered back to tie the score in the same quarter when Cox leaped over from the one. The deadlock existed until Foy hit Eubanks with the winning pass. Chris Kalfas, Bill Dawkins, Hugh Adams, Leonard Melton and Joe Marcus led a fine Seminole line that controlled most of the ball game, save for occasional break-away dashes by Troy's fast backs who were led by 135-pound Marvin Carlton, a threat every time he touched the ball.

First Quarter

The rain stopped just before the opening kickoff and the field was burned off in an effort to eliminate some of the many puddles at the south end of the field, but it was still very wet.

Ted Hewitt took Horn's opening kickoff back to FSU's 34, and the Seminoles drove 66 yards to a score. With MacLean and Strauss punishing the inside of the line, the Indians rolled up four first downs in just ten running plays to set the touchdown up on the eight. MacLean hammered to the 4, and then blasted over right tackle for the score. Filchock's attempted conversion was wide and low and the Seminoles led 6-0.

FSU held after the kickoff and forced Troy to punt and after a 15-yard penalty had set FSU back to its own 5, MacLean kicked out to his 39. Troy made its first threat moving to the FSU 23, but Urquhart recovered a fumble on FSU's 35 to halt the drive.

The Seminoles were unable to make any headway and Chaudron got off a long punt to the Troy 25 as the quarter ended.

Second Quarter

The rain, which had started falling hard in the opening period, died to a drizzle, and Troy opened up its explosive T-attack and moved over to the FSU 43 before the Seminoles held and forced Carlton to punt out on the 20.

Strauss broke through the center for a nice 19-yard run to his own 40 but a fumble on a reverse play halted the Indians and Chaudron punted to Carlton on the Troy 12. Carlton returned to the 28.

Both defenses took over command and Carlton and Chaudron exchanged punts with Carlton, taking the FSU boot from his 12 to the 26 to start Troy on the way to a score.

After Troy was apparently halted, Carlton broke away from a deep punt formation and sped 38 yards to the Seminole 33 before Chaudron made a beautiful defensive play and sifted through Troy's blockers to halt the run.

After two runners failed to gain Capt. Billy Trussell passed to Ezzel on the 4. Carlton swept right end to the 1, and Chesser drove through the middle to score. Renfroe converted to give Troy a 7-6 lead and the half ended before FSU could run a play after the kickoff.

Third Quarter

Cox took Filchock's second half kickoff from his 12 to the 45, but Hewitt intercepted a third down pass on the Troy 46 and returned to the 41.

MacLean got 8 to the 33 and after a penalty had set FSU back to the 38, the Indians took to the air. MacLean hit Eubanks on the 29, and Eubanks lateraled to Urquhart who carried to the 20.

Strauss charged to the 9 and after the FSU backs switched positions MacLean and Strauss moved to the 5. An offsides penalty set them back to the 10. Strauss bucked to the 8 and on a nice reverse, Parish slanted into the end zone to score. Filchock converted and FSU led 13-7.

Trussell carried the kickoff to his own 38 and Troy moved deep into FSU territory on Cox's beautiful run to the FSU 28. The play carried 27 yards. Tully recovered Trussell's fumble of a pitchout. But on the next play Strauss bobbled and Troy recovered on the 28. After one play stalled, Norman slipped through the middle to the 1, and Cox leaped over after an offsides penalty had hurt FSU. Renfroe's kick was wide and the score was 13-all. Horn kicked off through the end zone as the quarter ended.

Fourth Quarter

After FSU's attack failed, Chaudron, who had been kicking the wet ball beuatifully all night, booted out to Troy's 26.

Carlton's return kick carried to Reddick on the FSU 36, and he carried back to the 44. FSU again switched its backs with Foy going to tailback and the Seminoles chugged to the 21 on a pair of first downs sparked by Foy and Manuel. After three plays gained only three yards, Parish spun around left end to a first down on the 11. The play was close, by inches. Two running plays gained two yards and a penalty set FSU back to the 24. A Peterson-Eubanks pass barely missed, then Foy hurled down the middle to Eubanks who went up and took the ball away from a Troy back and fell over for the score. Filchock's kick was good and FSU led 20-13.

Trussell returned the kickoff to the 24, but a personal foul after a pass to an illegal receiver set Troy back to their 19. Melton twice sifted through and spilled Renfroe, and Marcus intercepted Renfroe's pass on the Troy 15. Two running plays lost a yard as the game ended.

Florida State Starters
LE - Hewitt
LT - Kendrick
LG - Dawkins
C - Marcus
RG - Coleman
RT - Adams
RE - Kendall
QB - Foy
LH - MacLean
RH - Parish
FB - Strauss

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
TROY STATE
0
7
6
0
13
FLORIDA STATE
6
0
7
7
20

1st   6- 0  Ken MacLean, 4, run (John Filchock, kick failed)
2nd   6- 7  Opp, 4, run (kick)
3rd  13- 7  Red Parish, 8, run (John Filchock, kick)
     13-13  Opp, 1, run (kick failed)
4th  20-13  Norman Eubanks, 24, pass from Walter Foy (John Filchock, kick)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 11 6 Rushes-yards 184 91 Passing 60 31 Att-Comp-Int 5-3-0 8-2-2 Total Yards 244 122 Interception Ret. 2-5 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 3-0 Fumbles-Lost 3 2 Penalties-Yds 50 30 Attendance 1,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Ken MacLean 0- 0 Red Parish 0- 0 Receiving Norman Eubanks 0- 0 Passing Walter Foy 0- 0-0- 0 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whitey Urquhart . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ted Hewitt . . . . . 1- 5 . . . . . . Jack Tully . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Joe Marcus . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
RE   30  Dick Kendall
RH   32  Red Parish
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
C    40  Joe Marcus
QB   42  Walter Foy
LH   43  Ken MacLean
FB   44  Buddy Strauss
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RT   54  Hugh Adams
RG   55  Jug Coleman
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
RE   30  Dick Kendall
DB   32  Red Parish
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
MG   40  Joe Marcus
DB   42  Walter Foy
DB   43  Ken MacLean
LB   44  Buddy Strauss
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RT   54  Hugh Adams
RG   55  Jug Coleman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
20  Ernie Reddick
21  Ralph Chaudron
22  George Morgan
23  Leonard Melton
26  Jim Burke
28  John Filchock
31  Dick Peterson
33  Bo Manuel
35  Bill Quigley
##  NAME
-----------------------------
37  Whitey Urquhart
38  Jack Tully
45  Al Tharpe
48  Monte May
48  Layman Bond
51  Norman Eubanks
56  Chris Kalfas
59  Bob Schmelz

FLORIDA STATE 33, TAMPA 12

12/04/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Dixie Conference Champ

From the Tallahassee Democrat, December 5, 1948, page 12, by Fred Pettijohn

TALLAHASSEE, FL, December 4, 1948 - The Florida State University Seminoles rumbled to an undisputed hold on the Dixie conference's intial football championship yesterday afternoon by trampling Tampa University's Spartans 33-12 before a colorful homecoming crowd of 7,000 in sun-drenched Centennial Field.

The decisive victory gave Coach Don Veller's spirited squad a perfect loop record of four wins and no defeats and the only unbeaten record in the newly-formed simon-pure circuit.

While a noisy, shirtsleeved crowd, that included such political dignitaries as Sen. Spessard Holland, Congressman Bob Sikes and Governor-elect Fuller Warren, looked on in obvious delight, the Seminoles provided a fitting finale to their highly successful season.

They rolled up their highest point total of the season in moving to their sixth consecutive triumph and their seventh in eight starts this fall.

The victory placed them far ahead of other state eleven in the won-and-lost column, and earned them a position high among the Southeast's leading small schedule teams.

Sixth For Spartans

The defeat was the sixth of the year for the Spartans against only two wins, and their first setback in Dixie competition.

The Indians started slowly but, after a scoreless first period, they piled over a pair of touchdowns in each of the second and third periods, and wound up the scoring with a single six-pointer in the final canto.

The Spartans grouped their two scores closely together as they tallied in the closing minutes of the third quarter and opening minutes of the fourth period to cut FSU's imposing 26-0 lead to a respectable 26-12.

After the Indians pulled a "sleeper" pass for their final score the Spartans roared back to threaten again, but were halted on the two when time ran out on them.

Veller's Garnet and Gold gridders relied on their time-tested formula of a bruising ground attack and a hard-charging forward wall to fashion their triumph.

On the offense the Tribe, led by Ken MacLean and Buddy Strauss, ripped and tore at the Tampa forwards. And on the defense the well-knit Seminole forwards kept all the Tampa's back save Jerry Jackson well in check. And FSU continually harried and curried the Spartan passers to foil the vaunted Tampa aerial attack.

The Break Through

Big Hugh Adams, Bill Dawkins and Joe Marcus broke through repeatedly to snare the Spartan attack before it could uncoil. And light Leonard Melton proved a constant thorn in Tampa's side with his smart defensive play.

The Seminoles five touchdowns were spread out over as many men as MacLean, Norman Eubanks, Bo Manuel, Ralph Chaudron and Ernie Reddick all hit paydirt. John Filchock converted three times from placement. Eubanks and Reddick made the grade on passes, while MacLean, Manuel and Chaudron barreled through big holes to score.

Quarterback Joe Morris, who failed to live up to his advance passing notices, sneaked over for the first Spartan score and Jerry Jackson, a great back all day, picked up the second Tampa tally. Worthington's two attempted drop-kicks both missed. End Ray Escobar, center Harry Hobbs and tackle Glen Cary stood out in a Tampa line that was generally outplayed save for one concentrated 59-yard scoring drive in the final period. Escobar, in particular sifted through almost at will to drop Indian backs.

The Seminoles, who had feared the Tampa passing attack, kept big Holland Aplin and Jim Hill checked at the line long enough to allow their center through. Most of the Spartans' hurried tosses to their tall targets missed the mark.

MacLean, who bucked and shook over tacklers on almost every thrust, led individual ground gainers with 91 yards in 21 carries and scored the initial touchdown with a blast over tackle from three yards out.

Strauss Sparker

Strauss failed to register in the six-point column, but he sparked several drives with his sharp runs that covered 79 yards in 10 carries. Norman Eubanks, hero of the Troy tilt, galloped to the second touchdown when he went high to make a brilliant catch of Urquhart's pass and scamper 20 yards to paydirt. The play covered 35 yards in all.

Little Bo Manuel slammed through center for the third TD, and Ralph Chaudron waltzed through an alley in the middle for the fourth. Reddick took the "sleeper" pass for the final tally.

Jackson was a great back in a losing cause for Tampa, picking up 78 yards in 20 attempts and almost single-handedly moved his team to its first score.

It was a rough-tough wide-open affair, with at least two men suffering possibly severe injuries. FSU's fine quarterback, Walter Foy, suffered a bad shoulder injury that forced him out early and hurt the Indian cause. And guard Jack Layfield had his jaw hurt badly and was taken to the hospital at halftime. Whitey Urquhart did a good all-around job of filling Foy's shoes, but he showed a tendency to gamble in the air that backfired several times.

Florida State
LE - Eubanks, Melton, Fox
LT - Kendrick, Tully, McClure
LG - Dawkins, Quigley, Farrior
C - Marcus, May, Martin
RG - Coleman, Kalfas, Browning
RT - Adams, Schmelz, Bond, Vogtritter
RE - Banakas, Kendall, Costello
QB - Urquhart, Foy, Grant, Thombleson
LH - Reddick, MacLean, Jones
RH - Parish, Peterson, Morgan
FB - Filchock, Strauss, Chaudron, Manuel

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
TAMPA
0
0
6
6
12
FLORIDA STATE
0
12
14
7
33

2nd   6- 0  Ken MacLean, 3, run (John Filchock, kick failed)
     12- 0  Norman Eubanks, 35, pass from Whitey Urquhart (John Filchock, kick failed)
3rd  19- 0  Bo Manuel, 3, run (John Filchock, kick)
     26- 0  Ralph Chaudron, 1, run (John Filchock, kick)
     26- 6  Opp, 1, run (kick failed)
4th  26-12  Opp, 1, run (kick failed)
     33-12  Ernie Reddick, 18, pass from Ralph Chaudron (John Filchock, kick)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 15 9 Rushes-yards 372 171 Passing 138 71 Att-Comp-Int 10-6-1 20-5-5 Total Yards 510 242 Fumble Returns 1-0 3-0 Punts 2-32.5 7-41.1 Fumbles-Lost 4-3 1-1 Penalties-Yds 7-55 6-30 Attendance 6,177 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Ken MacLean 21- 91 Buddy Strauss 10- 79 Bo Manuel 5- 26 Ralph Chaudron 0- 0 Receiving Norman Eubanks 0- 0 Ernie Reddick 0- 0 Passing Whitey Urquhart 0- 0-0- 0 Ralph Chaudron 0- 0-0- 0 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ralph Chaudron . . . . . 1- . . . . . . Norman Eubanks . . . . . 1- . . . . . . Leonard Melton . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LH   20  Ernie Reddick
FB   28  John Filchock
RH   32  Red Parish
QB   37  Whitey Urquhart
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
C    40  Joe Marcus
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
LE   51  Norman Eubanks
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RT   54  Hugh Adams
RG   55  Jug Coleman
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   20  Ernie Reddick
LB   28  John Filchock
DB   32  Red Parish
DB   37  Whitey Urquhart
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
MG   40  Joe Marcus
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
LE   51  Norman Eubanks
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RT   54  Hugh Adams
RG   55  Jug Coleman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
21  Ralph Chaudron
22  George Morgan
23  Leonard Melton
24  Don Grant
29  Ted Martin
30  Dick Kendall
31  Dick Peterson
33  Bo Manuel
35  Bill Quigley
38  Jack Tully
41  Bob Browning
42  Walter Foy
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  Ken MacLean
44  Buddy Strauss
45  Charles Farrior
46  Johnny Thombleson
48  Monte May
48  Layman Bond
49  Dan McClure
56  Chris Kalfas
57  Jack Jones
58  Jim Costello
59  Bob Schmelz