Florida State Football - 1949 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1949 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Don Veller, Head Coach
Charlie Armstrong, Ends, Tackles
Bob Harbison, Centers, Guards

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1949 FSU Football Guidebook

October 1, 1949

1949 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Glenn Allen, 6-0, 175, LE, Clearwater

Buddy Antone, 5-7, 152, RHB, Jacksonville

Harry Bringger, 5-11, 165, LHB, Winter Haven

Wallace Bullock, 5-9, 160, HB, Monticello

Curt Campbell, 6-1, 168, RE, Pensacola

Bob Duckworth, 6-0, 220, RT, Daytona Beach

George Edmiston, 6-5, 190, E, Saint Augustine

Bill Falzone, 6-2, 175, E, Tampa

George Gaspard, 6-0, 195, T, Niceville

Tiff Goza, 5-11, 175, QB, Tucker, GA

Rin Grossman, 5-9, 195, LT, Huntington, IN

Irwin Hanson, 5-10, 170, FB, Port Orange

John Haygood, 5-10, 167, C, Newberry

Bill Hingson, 5-10, 180, G, Live Oak

Jack Hodge, 5-11, 168, G, Tallahassee

Bob Johnson, 6-1, 195, C, Rochester, PA

Charlie Johnson, 5-10, 150, RHB, Saint Augustine

Billy Kelly, 5-10, 185, E, Daytona Beach

Jimmy Kirk, 6-0, 175, QB, Morristown, TN

Joe Lester, 6-0, 155, QB, Morristown, TN

Dan Mady, 5-10, 163, RHB, Mishawaka, IN

Duke Maltby, 5-11, 210, RT, Dade City

Sy Masarsky, 5-8, 205, G, Bronx, NY

Jerry Morrical, 6-1, 220, RG, South Bend, IN

George Mullaney, 5-9, 161, HB, Lockport, NY

John Newland, 6-0, 224, C, Winter Haven

Clynch Newsome, 5-11, 175, G, Jacksonville

Bob O'Connor, 5-10, 152, HB, Freedom, PA

Dwight Osha, 6-2, 193, LT, Linton, IN

Troy Parnell, 5-11, 178, HB, Tifton, GA

Sumter Powell, 5-8, 180, QB, Pelham, GA

John Quinn, 5-10, 175, FB, Live Oak

Raulie Raulerson, 5-9, 195, C, Okeechobee

George Spurling, 5-9, 193, RG, Miami

Louie Sutton, 5-10, 162, RE, Tallahassee

Vic Szczepanik, 5-10, 190, T, Rochester, PA

Bob Tully, 5-9, 165, LG, Tallahassee

Bryan Webb, 6-0, 175, HB, Kissimmee

Ed Woods, 5-9, 165, QB, Jacksonville


1949 Roster - By Name

From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 16, 1949, page 12; the October 29, 1949 game program against Stetson, page 8; and the Tallahassee Democrat team photo, page 11.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 54 Hugh Adams            RT      6-0   205  Sr   *    Punta Gorda (Charlotte/Georgia Tech/Florida)
* 57 Glenn Allen           LE      6-0   175  So        Clearwater
     Buddy Antone          RHB     5-7   152  Fr        Jacksonville (Saint Paul's)
* 52 Chris Banakas         RE      6-0   188  Sr   **   Pensacola (Pensacola/Florida)
* 49 Harry Bringger        LHB     5-11  165  Fr        Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
     Wallace Bullock       HB      5-9   160  Fr        Monticello
N 45 Curt Campbell         RE      6-1   168  Fr        Pensacola (Tate)
  34 Bob Case              FB      5-10  175  Sr        Peru, IN (Purdue)
* 21 Ralph Chaudron        QB      5-7   170  Jr   **   Pensacola (Pensacola)
* 39 Bill Dawkins          LG      5-11  190  So   *    Miami (Jackson)
N    Bob Delaney                              Fr        Miami
* 56 Bob Duckworth         RT      6-0   220  Fr        Daytona Beach (Mainland)
  43 George Edmiston       E       6-5   190  Jr        Saint Augustine (Ketterlinus/Centre College)
* 51 Norman Eubanks        RE      6-2   190  Jr   *    Clearwater (Clearwater/Presbyterian)
     Bill Falzone          E       6-2   175  Jr        Tampa
  53 Ed Fox                LT      6-0   188  Jr   *    Fremont, OH (Ross/Findlay College)
* 42 Walter Foy            LHB     5-11  198  Sr   *    Saint Augustine (Ketterlinus/Georgia Tech)
     George Gaspard        T       6-0   195  Fr        Niceville
  28 Tiff Goza             QB      5-11  175  Sr        Tucker, GA
* 58 Rin Grossman          LT      5-9   195  Sr        Huntington, IN (Indiana)
N 24 Irwin Hanson          FB      5-10  170  Fr        Port Orange (Mainland)
     John Haygood          C       5-10  167  So        Newberry
* 25 Ted Hewitt            LE      5-10  172  Jr   *    Detroit, MI (Kalamazoo Central/Tulane)
  35 Bill Hingson          G       5-10  180  Fr        Live Oak (Suwannee)
     Jack Hodge            G       5-11  168  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 48 Bob Johnson           C       6-1   195  So        Rochester, PA
N 29 Charlie Johnson       RHB     5-10  150  Fr        Saint Augustine (Ketterlinus)
  34 Billy Kelly           E       5-10  185  Fr        Daytona Beach (Mainland)
  30 Dick Kendall          T       6-2   180  Jr   *    Shelbyville, IN (Hanover College)
* 50 Dub Kendrick          LT      6-0   185  Jr   *    Center Hill (Bushnell/Norman Park JC)
     Jimmy Kirk            QB      6-0   175  Fr        Morristown, TN (Morristown)
     Joe Lester            QB      6-0   155  Fr        Morristown, TN
* 43 Ken MacLean           LHB     6-0   190  Sr   **   Quincy (Gadsden County/Florida)
N 26 Dan Mady              RHB     5-10  163  Fr        Mishawaka, IN
* 55 Duke Maltby           RT      5-11  210  Jr        Dade City (Mishawaka/Indiana)
* 33 Bo Manuel             FB      5-7   190  Jr   **   Newberry
* 46 Frank Marcus          LG      5-10  185  Jr        Uniontown, PA (South Union)
* 40 Joe Marcus            C       5-9   180  Sr   *    Uniontown, PA (South Union/Findlay College)
  39 Sy Masarsky           G       5-8   205  So        Bronx, NY
* 47 Monte May             C       6-2   195  Jr   *    Miami (Edison)
  35 Dan McClure           LT      5-11  200  Jr   *    Stuart
N 23 Bob McGinnis          RE      6-0   180  Fr        Orlando
* 23 Leonard Melton        RE      6-0   160  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Leon)
     D.L. Middlebrooks     T       6-1   200  Sr   *    Pensacola (Pensacola)
* 53 Jerry Morrical        RG      6-1   220  Sr        South Bend, IN (Indiana)
     George Mullaney       HB      5-9   161  Fr        Lockport, NY
  58 John Newland          C       6-0   224  Jr        Winter Haven
     Clynch Newsome        G       5-11  175  Fr        Jacksonville (Jackson)
     Bob O'Connor          HB      5-10  152  So        Freedom, PA
* 41 Dwight Osha           LT      6-2   193  So        Linton, IN (Linton)
* 32 Red Parish            RHB     5-10  170  Sr   **   Bonifay (Chipley)
     Troy Parnell          HB      5-11  178  Sr        Tifton, GA
* 31 Dick Peterson         LHB     5-9   165  Jr   *    Chicago, IL (Austin)
  29 Sumter Powell         QB      5-8   180  So        Pelham, GA
* 22 John Quinn            FB      5-10  175  Fr        Live Oak (Suwannee)
  48 Raulie Raulerson      C       5-9   195  Fr        Okeechobee
* 20 Ernie Reddick         RHB     5-8   153  Sr   *    Chipley (Emory JC)
* 59 Bob Schmelz           LG      6-0   190  So   *    Willoughby, OH (Union)
N 59 George Spurling       RG      5-9   193  Fr        Miami (Jackson)
* 44 Buddy Strauss         FB      5-10  190  Sr   *    Tallahassee (Leon/North Carolina/Duke)
N 27 Louie Sutton          RE      5-10  162  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 30 Vic Szczepanik        T       5-10  190  Fr        Rochester, PA (Freedom)
N    Don Thixton           T       6-1   210  Fr        Fort Lauderdale
N 38 Bob Tully             LG      5-9   165  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
N 43 Dick Turk             FB      5-10  190  Fr        South Bend, IN (Riley)
* 37 Whitey Urquhart       QB      6-1   182  Sr   *    Bonifay (Bonifay/Alabama)
N 36 Bob Waff              RG      5-9   185  Fr        Jacksonville (Lee)
  34 Dave Watford          LT      5-10  175  Fr        Sebring (Sebring)
     Bryan Webb            HB      6-0   175  Fr        Kissimmee
     Ed Woods              QB      5-9   165  So        Jacksonville

1949 Roster - By Number

From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 16, 1949, page 12; the October 29, 1949 game program against Stetson, page 8; and the Tallahassee Democrat team photo, page 11.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Buddy Antone          RHB     5-7   152  Fr        Jacksonville (Saint Paul's)
     Wallace Bullock       HB      5-9   160  Fr        Monticello
N    Bob Delaney                              Fr        Miami
     Bill Falzone          E       6-2   175  Jr        Tampa
     George Gaspard        T       6-0   195  Fr        Niceville
     John Haygood          C       5-10  167  So        Newberry
     Jack Hodge            G       5-11  168  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
     Jimmy Kirk            QB      6-0   175  Fr        Morristown, TN (Morristown)
     Joe Lester            QB      6-0   155  Fr        Morristown, TN
     D.L. Middlebrooks     T       6-1   200  Sr   *    Pensacola (Pensacola)
     George Mullaney       HB      5-9   161  Fr        Lockport, NY
     Clynch Newsome        G       5-11  175  Fr        Jacksonville (Jackson)
     Bob O'Connor          HB      5-10  152  So        Freedom, PA
     Troy Parnell          HB      5-11  178  Sr        Tifton, GA
N    Don Thixton           T       6-1   210  Fr        Fort Lauderdale
     Bryan Webb            HB      6-0   175  Fr        Kissimmee
     Ed Woods              QB      5-9   165  So        Jacksonville
* 20 Ernie Reddick         RHB     5-8   153  Sr   *    Chipley (Emory JC)
* 21 Ralph Chaudron        QB      5-7   170  Jr   **   Pensacola (Pensacola)
* 22 John Quinn            FB      5-10  175  Fr        Live Oak (Suwannee)
N 23 Bob McGinnis          RE      6-0   180  Fr        Orlando
* 23 Leonard Melton        RE      6-0   160  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Leon)
N 24 Irwin Hanson          FB      5-10  170  Fr        Port Orange (Mainland)
* 25 Ted Hewitt            LE      5-10  172  Jr   *    Detroit, MI (Kalamazoo Central/Tulane)
N 26 Dan Mady              RHB     5-10  163  Fr        Mishawaka, IN
N 27 Louie Sutton          RE      5-10  162  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
  28 Tiff Goza             QB      5-11  175  Sr        Tucker, GA
N 29 Charlie Johnson       RHB     5-10  150  Fr        Saint Augustine (Ketterlinus)
  29 Sumter Powell         QB      5-8   180  So        Pelham, GA
  30 Dick Kendall          T       6-2   180  Jr   *    Shelbyville, IN (Hanover College)
* 30 Vic Szczepanik        T       5-10  190  Fr        Rochester, PA (Freedom)
* 31 Dick Peterson         LHB     5-9   165  Jr   *    Chicago, IL (Austin)
* 32 Red Parish            RHB     5-10  170  Sr   **   Bonifay (Chipley)
* 33 Bo Manuel             FB      5-7   190  Jr   **   Newberry
  34 Bob Case              FB      5-10  175  Sr        Peru, IN (Purdue)
  34 Billy Kelly           E       5-10  185  Fr        Daytona Beach (Mainland)
  34 Dave Watford          LT      5-10  175  Fr        Sebring (Sebring)
  35 Bill Hingson          G       5-10  180  Fr        Live Oak (Suwannee)
  35 Dan McClure           LT      5-11  200  Jr   *    Stuart
N 36 Bob Waff              RG      5-9   185  Fr        Jacksonville (Lee)
* 37 Whitey Urquhart       QB      6-1   182  Sr   *    Bonifay (Bonifay/Alabama)
N 38 Bob Tully             LG      5-9   165  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 39 Bill Dawkins          LG      5-11  190  So   *    Miami (Jackson)
  39 Sy Masarsky           G       5-8   205  So        Bronx, NY
* 40 Joe Marcus            C       5-9   180  Sr   *    Uniontown, PA (South Union/Findlay College)
* 41 Dwight Osha           LT      6-2   193  So        Linton, IN (Linton)
* 42 Walter Foy            LHB     5-11  198  Sr   *    Saint Augustine (Ketterlinus/Georgia Tech)
  43 George Edmiston       E       6-5   190  Jr        Saint Augustine (Ketterlinus/Centre College)
* 43 Ken MacLean           LHB     6-0   190  Sr   **   Quincy (Gadsden County/Florida)
N 43 Dick Turk             FB      5-10  190  Fr        South Bend, IN (Riley)
* 44 Buddy Strauss         FB      5-10  190  Sr   *    Tallahassee (Leon/North Carolina/Duke)
N 45 Curt Campbell         RE      6-1   168  Fr        Pensacola (Tate)
* 46 Frank Marcus          LG      5-10  185  Jr        Uniontown, PA (South Union)
* 47 Monte May             C       6-2   195  Jr   *    Miami (Edison)
* 48 Bob Johnson           C       6-1   195  So        Rochester, PA
  48 Raulie Raulerson      C       5-9   195  Fr        Okeechobee
* 49 Harry Bringger        LHB     5-11  165  Fr        Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
* 50 Dub Kendrick          LT      6-0   185  Jr   *    Center Hill (Bushnell/Norman Park JC)
* 51 Norman Eubanks        RE      6-2   190  Jr   *    Clearwater (Clearwater/Presbyterian)
* 52 Chris Banakas         RE      6-0   188  Sr   **   Pensacola (Pensacola/Florida)
  53 Ed Fox                LT      6-0   188  Jr   *    Fremont, OH (Ross/Findlay College)
* 53 Jerry Morrical        RG      6-1   220  Sr        South Bend, IN (Indiana)
* 54 Hugh Adams            RT      6-0   205  Sr   *    Punta Gorda (Charlotte/Georgia Tech/Florida)
* 55 Duke Maltby           RT      5-11  210  Jr        Dade City (Mishawaka/Indiana)
* 56 Bob Duckworth         RT      6-0   220  Fr        Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 57 Glenn Allen           LE      6-0   175  So        Clearwater
* 58 Rin Grossman          LT      5-9   195  Sr        Huntington, IN (Indiana)
  58 John Newland          C       6-0   224  Jr        Winter Haven
* 59 Bob Schmelz           LG      6-0   190  So   *    Willoughby, OH (Union)
N 59 George Spurling       RG      5-9   193  Fr        Miami (Jackson)
N = Freshman Numeral

Lettermen from the Tallahassee Democrat, November 30, 1949, page 12.


From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 19, 1949, page 8
Two Indiana University players left Bloomington by auto over the weekend. Fraternity brothers and they understood the athletes intended to enroll at Florida State.

They are Jerry (Monk) Morrical of South Bend, Ind. a veteran tackle suspended for breaking training at I.U. (a three-year letterman) and Rin Grossman of Huntington, Ind. a reserve quarterback.


From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 30, 1949, page 12
Names of Florida State's 1949 football lettermen are:
Hugh Adams, Glenn Allen, Chris Banakas, Harry Bringger, Ralph Chaudron, Bill Dawkins, Bob Duckworth, Norman Eubanks, Walter Foy, Rin Grossman, Ted Hewitt, Bob Johnson, W.A. "Dub" Kendrick, Kenneth MacLean, Loren Maltby, Bo Manuel, Frank Marcus, Joe Marcus, Monte May, Leonard Melton, Jerry Morrical, Dwight Osha, Wyatt Parish, Dick Peterson, John Quinn, Ernie Reddick, Bob Schmelz, Buddy Strauss, Vic Szczepanik, Whitey Urquhart and Manager Bill Lang.

Players receiving Freshman numerals for the 1949 season were:
Curtis Campbell, Bob Delaney, Irwin Hanson, Charlie Johnson, Dan Mady, Bob McGinnis, George Spurling, Louis Sutton, Don Thixton, Bob Tully, Dick Turk, Bob Waff and Manager Randy Brady.


1949 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Hugh Adams               Associated Press - Little All-American

Jerry Morrical           Williamson Middle Group - Little All-American

All-Americans -  2

1949 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
FSU
AP
OPP
AP
AP
REC
10/01
Ref
H
WHITING FIELD
W 74- 0
 
 
 
Unknown
10/08
Ref
A
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
W 33-12
 
 
 
4-5
10/15
Ref
H
ERSKINE COLLEGE
W 26- 7
 
 
 
2-7
10/22
Ref
A
SEWANEE
W 6- 0
 
 
 
4-2-1
10/29
Ref
N
STETSON
Jacksonville, Fl
W 33-14
 
 
 
4-5-1
11/05
Ref
N
LIVINGSTON STATE
Selma, Al
L 6-13
 
 
 
7-2-1
11/12
Ref
H
MILLSAPS COLLEGE
W 40- 0
 
 
 
2-5
11/18
Ref
A
TAMPA
Dixie Conference Champ
W 34- 7
 
 
 
0-8
11/26
Ref
H
TROY STATE
W 20- 0
 
 
 
6-3-1
01/02
Ref
N
WOFFORD COLLEGE
Cigar Bowl, Tampa, Fl
W 19- 6
 
 
 
9-1
Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    9- 1     4-0     3-0     2-1
VS DIXIE CONF    4- 0     1-0     2-0     1-0

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



1949 DIXIE CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  FLORIDA STATE         4- 0     9- 1 
 2  MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE   0- 0     4- 5 
 3  STETSON               0- 0     4- 5-1
 4  MILLSAPS COLLEGE      0- 0     2- 5 
 5  TAMPA                 0- 0     0- 8 

1949 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Buddy Strauss 10/08/1949 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 24 161 6.71 1 Buddy Strauss 01/02/1950 WOFFORD COLLEGE 132 1 Red Parish 11/26/1949 TROY STATE 16 122 7.63 0 Red Parish 11/18/1949 TAMPA 13 101 7.77 1

1949 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

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

1949 - 300 Yard Passing Club

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

1949 EOY Stats

From the 1950 FSU Football Media Guide, page 12.

NOTE: Includes stats from the Cigar Bowl Game Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 289 59 Points Per Game............. 32.1 6.6 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 44 9 TDs Rushing................. 32 4 TDs Passing................. 8 3 TDs Fumble Return........... 1 1 TDs Punt Return............. 2 1 TDs Interception............ 1 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 25-42 5- 9 Kick........................ 25-41 5- 9 Pass........................ 0- 1 0- 0 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 0- 0 0- 0 SAFETY........................ 0 0 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 2474 847 Average Per Game............ 274.9 94.1 PASSING YARDAGE............... 808 704 Att-Comp-Int................ 118- 43-14 182- 64-25 Efficiency.................. 92.60 45.62 Average Per Pass............ 6.8 3.9 Average Per Catch........... 18.8 11.0 Average Per Game............ 89.8 78.2 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 3282 1551 Total Plays................. 118 182 Average Per Play............ 27.8 8.5 Average Per Game............ 364.7 172.3 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 19- 422 - Average Per Return.......... 22.2 0.0 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 38-454 - Average Per Return.......... 11.9 0.0 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 24-296 14- Average Per Return.......... 12.3 0.0 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 44-19 41-21 PENALTIES-YARDS............... - 592 - 349 Average Per Game............ 65.8 38.8 PUNTS-YARDS................... 63-2129 71-2508 Average Per Punt............ 33.8 35.3 Net punt average............ 33.8 28.9 ATTENDANCE.................... 25,100 8,000 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 4- 6,275 3- 2,667 ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD...... 12,000 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 2- 6,000

 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
57
117
73
44
291
Opponents
6
19
7
27
59
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Buddy Strauss           188  877        877   4.7   5  55t
Red Parish              103  605        605   5.9   7     
Dick Peterson            66  316        316   4.8   8  63t
Walter Foy               73  183        183   2.5   3  32t
Bo Manuel                34  134        134   3.9   0     
Ken MacLean              26  127        127   4.9   2     
Charlie Johnson           6   71         71  11.8   1  52t
Harry Bringger           10   38         38   3.8   0     
John Quinn               12   36         36   3.0   0     
Ernie Reddick             8   30         30   3.8   1     
Whitey Urquhart          21   23         23   1.1   0     
Ralph Chaudron            4   20         20   5.0   1     
Irwin Hanson              5   16         16   3.2   1     
Dick Turk                 4    7          7   1.8   0     
Ted Hewitt                3    6          6   2.0   0     
Dub Kendrick                                        1     

Total.........       9      2474       2474        32  63t  274.9
Opponents.....       9       847        847         4        94.1


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Dick Peterson           147.81  27- 10- 1   .370  262   3  55t
Buddy Strauss           127.55  30- 15- 2   .500  246   2  68t
Red Parish              136.46  19-  6- 2   .316  167   3  37t
Ralph Chaudron           82.57   7-  4- 1   .571   45   0     
Whitey Urquhart          68.29   7-  3- 1   .429   45   0     
Harry Bringger            9.93  12-  2- 2   .167   38   0     
Walter Foy               27.64  10-  3- 1   .300   21   0     
Ken MacLean             ******   5-  0- 4   .000    0   0     

Total.........       9   92.60 118- 43-14   .364  808   8  68t   89.8
Opponents.....       9   45.62 182- 64-25   .352  704   3        78.2


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Norman Eubanks           6   174  29.0   2  68t
Ted Hewitt              11   140  12.7   2     
Chris Banakas            7   137  19.6   2  37t
Red Parish               7   119  17.0   1  28t
Ernie Reddick            3   110  36.7   1  55t
Whitey Urquhart          3    55  18.3   0     
Glenn Allen              2    30  15.0   0     
Bob McGinnis             1    12  12.0   0     
Bo Manuel                1    10  10.0   0     
Buddy Strauss            1     9   9.0   0     

Total.........       9  43   808  18.8   8  68t   89.8
Opponents.....       9  64   704  11.0   3        78.2


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Ralph Chaudron       15  219  14.6  1  75t
Norman Eubanks        6  104  17.3  0     
Ernie Reddick        10   50   5.0  0     
Charlie Johnson       2   40  20.0  0     
Harry Bringger        1   20  20.0  0     
Whitey Urquhart       0   12        1  12t
Ted Hewitt            3    5   1.7  0     
Dan Mady              1    4   4.0  0     

Total.........       38  454  11.9  2  75t
Opponent......                      1     


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Ted Hewitt            6  104  17.3  0     
Ralph Chaudron        4   48  12.0  0     
Ernie Reddick         3   51  17.0  1  20t
Bill Dawkins          3   71  23.7  0     
Joe Marcus            1   12  12.0  0     
Norman Eubanks        1    5   5.0  0     
Hugh Adams            1    5   5.0  0     
Whitey Urquhart       1    0   0.0  0     
Glenn Allen           1    0   0.0  0     
Dan Mady              1    0   0.0  0     
Tiff Goza             1    0   0.0  0     
Jerry Morrical        1    0   0.0  0     

Total.........       24  296  12.3  1  20t
Opponent......       14        0.0  0     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Whitey Urquhart       5   105 21.0  0     
Harry Bringger        2    72 36.0  0     
Ken MacLean           3    69 23.0  0     
Red Parish            3    64 21.3  0     
Ted Hewitt            3    51 17.0  0     
Walter Foy            1    22 22.0  0     
Buddy Strauss         1    20 20.0  0     
Dick Peterson         1    19 19.0  0     

Total.........       19   422 22.2  0     
Opponent......                      0     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Duke Maltby           3    0   0.0  0   .    1
Dub Kendrick          2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Chris Banakas         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Glenn Allen           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Ernie Reddick         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bill Dawkins          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Joe Marcus            1    0   0.0  0   .    0

Total.........       21        0.0  1        1
Opponent......       17        0.0  1     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
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Red Parish            8   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    48
Dick Peterson         8   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-1   0   0    48
Buddy Strauss         5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Irwin Hanson          1   0-0    18-31   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Walter Foy            3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Ernie Reddick         3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Ralph Chaudron        2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Ted Hewitt            2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Chris Banakas         2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Ken MacLean           2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Norman Eubanks        2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Dub Kendrick          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
Charlie Johnson       1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Jerry Morrical        0   0-0     6-8    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Glenn Allen           0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   1     2
Dan McClure           0   0-0     0-1    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     0
====================================================================
FSU                  41   0-0    24-40   0-0   0   0-1   0   1   272
Opponent              8   0-0     5-8    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    53
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Red Parish
7
1
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
Dick Peterson
8
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
Buddy Strauss
5
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
Irwin Hanson
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Walter Foy
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ernie Reddick
1
1
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Ralph Chaudron
1
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Ted Hewitt
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Chris Banakas
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ken MacLean
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Norman Eubanks
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Dub Kendrick
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Whitey Urquhart
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Charlie Johnson
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
30
8
8
1
.
2
.
.
.
Opponents
4
3
3
.
1
.
.
.
.
R = Rushing
C = Catch
P = Pass
I = Interception
FR = Fumble Recovery/Return
PR = Punt Return/Blocked Punt
KR = Kickoff Return
L = Lateral
FK = Free Kick Return


TOTAL OFFENSE        G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G
--------------------------------------------------
Buddy Strauss           218   877  246  1123
Red Parish              122   605  167   772
Dick Peterson            93   316  262   578
Walter Foy               83   183   21   204
Bo Manuel                34   134    0   134
Ken MacLean              31   127    0   127
Harry Bringger           22    38   38    76
Charlie Johnson           6    71    0    71
Whitey Urquhart          28    23   45    68
Ralph Chaudron           11    20   45    65
John Quinn               12    36    0    36
Ernie Reddick             8    30    0    30
Irwin Hanson              5    16    0    16
Dick Turk                 4     7    0     7
Ted Hewitt                3     6    0     6

Total.........       9  118  2474  808  3282 364.7
Opponent......       9  182   847  704  1551 172.3


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Buddy Strauss           877     9    0   20    0    0  906
Red Parish              605   119    0   64    0    0  788
Dick Peterson           316     0    0   19    0    0  335
Ted Hewitt                6   140    5   51  104    0  306
Ralph Chaudron           20     0  219    0   48    0  287
Norman Eubanks            0   174  104    0    5    0  283
Ernie Reddick            30   110   50    0   51    0  241
Walter Foy              183     0    0   22    0    0  205
Ken MacLean             127     0    0   69    0    0  196
Whitey Urquhart          23    55   12  105    0    0  195
Bo Manuel               134    10    0    0    0    0  144
Chris Banakas             0   137    0    0    0    0  137
Harry Bringger           38     0   20   72    0    0  130
Charlie Johnson          71     0   40    0    0    0  111
Bill Dawkins              0     0    0    0   71    0   71
John Quinn               36     0    0    0    0    0   36
Glenn Allen               0    30    0    0    0    0   30
Irwin Hanson             16     0    0    0    0    0   16
Joe Marcus                0     0    0    0   12    0   12
Bob McGinnis              0    12    0    0    0    0   12
Dick Turk                 7     0    0    0    0    0    7
Hugh Adams          10    0     0    0    0    5    0    5   0.5
Dan Mady                  0     0    4    0    0    0    4

Total.........       9 2474   808  454  422  296    0 4454 494.9
Opponent......       9  847   704    0    0    0    0 1551 172.3


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ralph Chaudron            .    .     .      .            .          4- 48   .    .    .      .   .   .
Hugh Adams          10    .    .     .      .            .          1-  5   .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Dawkins              .    .     .      .            .          3- 71   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Jerry Morrical            .    .     .      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Ernie Reddick             .    .     .      .            .          3- 51   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Duke Maltby               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   3-  0   1   .   .
Chris Banakas             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Dub Kendrick              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Joe Marcus                .    .     .      .            .          1- 12   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Glenn Allen               .    .     .      .            .          1-  0   .    .   1-  0   .   .   1
Ted Hewitt                .    .     .      .            .          6-104   .    .    .      .   .   .
Dwight Osha               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   1   .
Norman Eubanks            .    .     .      .            .          1-  5   .    .    .      .   .   .
Whitey Urquhart           .    .     .      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Tiff Goza                 .    .     .      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Dan Mady                  .    .     .      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  WF      MsC     EC      SU      SU      WAU     MC      UT      TU      WC      
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
54  Hugh Adams                   10-10  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
57  Glenn Allen                   4- 0                          xx                      xx      xx      xx       
    Buddy Antone                  0- 0                                                                           
52  Chris Banakas                 8- 5          xx              O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   xx      xx
49  Harry Bringger                4- 3  xx                      O & D   O & D   O & D                            
    Wallace Bullock               0- 0                                                                           
45  Curt Campbell                 1- 0                                                  xx                       
34  Bob Case                      0- 0                                                                           
21  Ralph Chaudron                9- 3  O & D   O & D   O & D   xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx
39  Bill Dawkins                 10-10  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
    Bob Delaney                   1- 0                                                  xx                       
56  Bob Duckworth                 2- 0                                                  xx              xx       
43  George Edmiston               0- 0                                                                           
51  Norman Eubanks                5- 4                                  xx              O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
    Bill Falzone                  0- 0                                                                           
53  Ed Fox                        0- 0                                                                           
42  Walter Foy                    8- 0  xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx
    George Gaspard                0- 0                                                                           
28  Tiff Goza                     2- 0                                                  xx              xx       
58  Rin Grossman                  2- 0                                                  xx              xx       
24  Irwin Hanson                  8- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx       
    John Haygood                  0- 0                                                                           
25  Ted Hewitt                   10-10  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
35  Bill Hingson                  0- 0                                                                           
    Jack Hodge                    0- 0                                                                           
48  Bob Johnson                   1- 0                                                  xx                       
29  Charlie Johnson               2- 0  xx                                              xx                       
34  Billy Kelly                   0- 0                                                                           
30  Dick Kendall                  0- 0                                                                           
50  Dub Kendrick                 10-10  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
    Jimmy Kirk                    0- 0                                                                           
    Joe Lester                    0- 0                                                                           
43  Ken MacLean                   3- 0  xx      xx                                                              xx
26  Dan Mady                      2- 0                          xx                      xx                       
55  Duke Maltby                   8- 6  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   xx              xx       
33  Bo Manuel                     6- 0  xx                      xx      xx              xx              xx      xx
46  Frank Marcus                  3- 2                                                  O & D   O & D   xx       
40  Joe Marcus                   10-10  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
39  Sy Masarsky                   1- 0                                                  xx                       
47  Monte May                     2- 0                                                  xx              xx       
35  Dan McClure                   4- 3  O & D   O & D   O & D                           xx                       
23  Bob McGinnis                  1- 0                                                  xx                       
23  Leonard Melton                0- 0                                                                           
    D.L. Middlebrooks             0- 0                                                                           
53  Jerry Morrical                8- 5  O & D   O & D   O & D           xx              xx      xx      O & D   O & D
    George Mullaney               0- 0                                                                           
58  John Newland                  2- 0                                                  xx              xx       
    Clynch Newsome                0- 0                                                                           
    Bob O'Connor                  0- 0                                                                           
41  Dwight Osha                   5- 2                          xx                      O & D   O & D   xx      xx
32  Red Parish                   10- 5  xx      xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   xx      xx      O & D   O & D
    Troy Parnell                  0- 0                                                                           
31  Dick Peterson                 9- 4  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
29  Sumter Powell                 0- 0                                                                           
22  John Quinn                    2- 0                                  xx              xx                       
48  Raulie Raulerson              0- 0                                                                           
20  Ernie Reddick                 4- 3  O & D   O & D   O & D   xx                                               
59  Bob Schmelz                   0- 0                                                                           
59  George Spurling               2- 0                                                  xx              xx       
44  Buddy Strauss                10- 5  xx      xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   xx      xx      O & D   O & D
27  Louie Sutton                  2- 0                                                  xx              xx       
30  Vic Szczepanik                2- 0                                                  xx              xx       
    Don Thixton                   1- 0                                                  xx                       
38  Bob Tully                     3- 0                          xx                      xx              xx       
43  Dick Turk                     2- 0                                  xx              xx                       
37  Whitey Urquhart              10-10  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
36  Bob Waff                      2- 0                                                  xx              xx       
34  Dave Watford                  1- 0                                                  xx                       
    Bryan Webb                    0- 0                                                                           
    Ed Woods                      0- 0                                                                           

FLORIDA STATE 74, WHITING FIELD 0

10/01/1949, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 2, 1949, page 10, By Fred P. Pettijohn.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State University opened its 1949 grid season with a dazzling display of scoring strength here last night as they buried Whiting Field under an avalanche of touchdowns and crushed the service eleven from West Florida under a score of 74-0.

A crowd of around 6,800 fans watched the Seminoles roll relentlessly up and down Centennial field as they scored in every period to set a new modern high-scoring mark for the school. The old record was established in the 33-12 victory over Tampa University in the 1948 season finale.

The victory was the seventh in a row over a two-year span for Coach Don Veller's defending Dixie conference champions who won their last six starts after bowing to Erskine in mid-October.

The service eleven was game to the end, but was enable to cope with the bevy of fast, powerful backs and bulky string of linemen that Veller threw into the horribly one-sided contest.

The Seminoles scored in every period, and from almost every point on the field as they rolled up 393 yards along the ground and added 111 more yards through the airways.

11 TD's

Seven players figured in the 11-touchdown parade, with little Ernie Reddick leading the pack with three TD's. Ralph Chaudron and Buddy Strauss accounted for two tallies apiece, and Ken MacLean, Red Parish, Charlie Johnson and Irwin Hanson picked up singletons.

Hanson added eight points from placement to complete the carnage.

Coach J. P. Kessler's naval base eleven was held to a net gain of 68 yards and four first downs, as the alert Indians halted them in their tracks both on the ground and in the airways.

The Seminoles blocked and tackled in almost mid-season form. Practically every combination of forwards that Veller employed charged hard on both offense and defense.

Little All-American tackle Hugh Adams, center Joe Marcus and end Whitey Urquhart featured the bruising Seminole line play.

Every man in uniform on both squads got in the game.

First Quarter

Red Parish took the opening kickoff on his 10 and raced back to the 43 as the Seminoles opened the 1949 season with a bang. MacLean and Parish got 10 on two tries and a 15-yard penalty moved the Indians to the 34. MacLean slashed to the 18, and Strauss spun to the nine. MacLean cut back inside right end for the score. McClure failed to convert.

After Whiting had punted out on the Seminole 28, FSU went right back on the attack. With Strauss carrying the load, FSU went to the one, and Strauss banged over for the score. Hanson converted and FSU led 13-0.

Whiting got its first opportunity when they pounced on a fumble on the 26, but four passes failed and the threat died.

Second Quarter

The Seminoles ripped and tore through Whiting Field in the second period to score five times and set a new scoring record for the three years the grid game has been played at the Seminole school. The old mark of 33 points was set against Tampa last year.

Buddy Strauss started the parade with a 55-yard dash on a quick opener over the middle.

Four plays later Whiting punted and FSU was off again. Chaudron took the boot, faked a reverse to Reddick and galloped 75 yards down the east sideline.

Ernie Reddick bounded into the picture with two quickies. He skirted left end for 15 yards for the first one, then intercepted a pass and ran 20 yards for the second.

Reserve back Charlie Johnson completed the carnage with a 52-yard slant over tackle in the closing seconds of the period. Halfback Irwin Hanson converted after all five scores. Score at halftime, FSU 48, Whiting Field 0.

Third Period

After being held scoreless until midway in the period, FSU scored twice in the last seven minutes of the quarter. Parish rambled 16 yards on a reverse to run the score to 54-0. Foy's key block paved the way for the TD. Hanson converted again to make it 55-0.

A Peterson to Reddick pass put the Indians on the 15 seconds later, and Chaudron scored from there, weaving his way over the middle. Hanson finally missed.

Peterson passed to Reddick on a scoring play covering 55 yards, and the quarter ended with FSU leading 68-0.

Fourth Quarter

Place kicking specialist Irwin Hanson added a touchdown to his evening's work on the first play of the final period when he bulled through the line for four yards and a touchdown. He missed the extra point and the score stood 74-0. That ended the scoring, though the Seminoles had moved to the 1-yard line when the game ended.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WHITING FIELD
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
13
35
20
6
74

1st   6- 0  Ken MacLean, 9, run (Dan McClure, kick failed)
     13- 0  Buddy Strauss, 1, run (Irwin Hanson, kick)
2nd  20- 0  Buddy Strauss, 55, run (Irwin Hanson, kick)
     27- 0  Ralph Chaudron, 75, punt return/blocked punt (Irwin Hanson, kick)
     34- 0  Ernie Reddick, 15, run (Irwin Hanson, kick)
     41- 0  Ernie Reddick, 20, interception return (Irwin Hanson, kick)
     48- 0  Charlie Johnson, 52, run (Irwin Hanson, kick)
3rd  55- 0  Red Parish, 16, run (Irwin Hanson, kick)
     62- 0  Ralph Chaudron, 15, run (Irwin Hanson, kick)
     68- 0  Ernie Reddick, 55, pass from Dick Peterson (Irwin Hanson, kick failed)
4th  74- 0  Irwin Hanson, 4, run (Irwin Hanson, kick failed)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 12 4 Rushes-yards 393 61 Passing 111 16 Att-Comp-Int 11-4-2 16-2-4 Total Yards 504 77 Kickoff Returns 31 207 Fumble Returns 3-0 3-0 Punts 3-48.3 11-31.5 Fumbles-Lost 7-3 8-3 Penalties-Yds 7-55 5-35 Attendance 6,800 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Buddy Strauss 10- 93 Charlie Johnson 4- 74 Ken MacLean 6- 47 Bo Manuel 4- 43 Harry Bringger 4- 26 Dick Peterson 2- 23 Red Parish 2- 20 Ernie Reddick 1- 15 Ralph Chaudron 1- 15 Irwin Hanson 1- 4 Receiving Ernie Reddick 1- 55 Passing Dick Peterson 1- 1-0- 55 Punt Return Ralph Chaudron 1- 75 Kickoff Return Red Parish 1- 33 |---------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- 20 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LH   20  Ernie Reddick
QB   21  Ralph Chaudron
RH   25  Ted Hewitt
LG   35  Dan McClure
LE   37  Whitey Urquhart
FB   39  Bill Dawkins
C    40  Joe Marcus
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   53  Jerry Morrical
RT   54  Hugh Adams
RG   55  Duke Maltby
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   20  Ernie Reddick
DB   21  Ralph Chaudron
DB   25  Ted Hewitt
LG   35  Dan McClure
LE   37  Whitey Urquhart
DB   39  Bill Dawkins
MG   40  Joe Marcus
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   53  Jerry Morrical
RT   54  Hugh Adams
RG   55  Duke Maltby
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
24  Irwin Hanson
29  Charlie Johnson
31  Dick Peterson
32  Red Parish
33  Bo Manuel
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  Walter Foy
43  Ken MacLean
44  Buddy Strauss
49  Harry Bringger

FLORIDA STATE 33, MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 12

10/08/1949, CLINTON, MS

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 9, 1949, page 9, Special to the Democrat.

ROBINSON FIELD, CLINTON, MS - The Florida State University Seminoles opened defense of their Dixie conference championship in impressive fashion here tonight, rumbling over Mississippi College's Choctaws 33-12 with a power packed running attack headed by fullback Buddy Strauss.

The big Indians from Tallahassee ripped and tore through the Choc forward wall for 375 yards as they stomped up and down the field, scoring in every quarter.

Strauss, a driving punishing plunger, continually blasted his way through the Mississippians every time it appeared that the Seminoles were beginning to lag.

Key Role

The hard-running fullback scored only once, but he played a key role in setting up all the other four touchdowns.

Mississippi's efforts to retaliate along the ground were continually smothered by FSU's big, tough line as the Chocs were limited to a net of 44 yards by rushing.

Capt. Hugh Adams, Whitey Urquhart, Bill Dawkins and Ted Hewitt sparked the Indians on the defense.

The Choctaws took to the air often in a desperate attempt to pass their way into the ball game, and they succeeded once in cutting the Seminole margin to 14-12 in the second quarter when Davey Lee hit a hot streak. But the Seminoles managed to stave off each succeeding threat, and won going away.

Strauss had plenty of help from his mates along the ground. The FSU line was opening holes and Strauss, MacLean, Parish and Peterson kept on the move all night.

MacLean, the Seminole scoring and running ace of 1948, gained constantly, but was unable to shake loose. He scored the first touchdown from three yards out.

Peterson Scats

Dick Peterson turned in the longest run of the game, a 63-yard scoring jaunt off tackle for the final touchdown in the fourth period.

Red Parish scored once on a reverse in the second period. The other FSU tally came in the third period when Strauss connected with Hewitt on a jump pass down the middle.

For Mississippi College, Lee set up one touchdown with his passing, and connected with Fulton for the other.

A slim crowd of 2,000 saw FSU roll up its second win of the season, and Mississippi lose its second game against one victory.

First Quarter

After the two teams had sparred for an opening through the early minutes without success, Capt. Hugh Adams put FSU on the move by intercepting a short pass on the 50 and going to the 45. The Seminoles two big guns, MacLean and Strauss, went right to work. Strauss slammed for 15, MacLean got 10 and then 4. Strauss picked up 11, then came back for 4 to put the ball on the one. From that point MacLean pulled over for the score. Hanson converted and the quarter ended with FSU leading 7-0.

Second Quarter

FSU went on the move again early in the quarter, taking over on their 36 and racing 64 yards to score. Parish's running pass to Banakas ate up 35 yards to the 15, the Choctaws were penalized to the 10, and three plays later Strauss crashed over for the second score. Hanson clicked again and it was 14-0.

Davey Lee found the range for Mississippi to put the Chocs back in the game. He tossed two passes to Hughes and Fulton to move inside the 10. A penalty set FSU to the 4, and Howard scored from there on a double reverse. The kick was low and it was 14-6.

Wall intercepted a pass for the Chocs and went to the FSU 35. Lee hit Fulton on the 21, then hit him again for the score. The kick was blocked and it was 14-12.

FSU bounced right back with its third score. The Seminoles took the kickoff to the 25, and rolled 75 yards to score. A 14-yard dash by Parish, MacLean's 21-yard run and a Strauss to Hewitt pass ate up most of the ground. Parish went the final two yards on a reverse, and Hanson was true with his toe again to make it 21-12 at the half.

Third Quarter

FSU took over on its 39 early in the period and began another sustained drive. Parish got 18 at one clip, and Strauss added 17 and 13 yard blasts. MacLean got 3 to the 9, and Strauss hit Hewitt with a jump pass down the middle for the score. Hanson's kick was no good and the score was 27-12.

Fumbles and pass interceptions halted the scoring for the remainder of the period, though FSU drove from its 10 to the 31 on one march.

Fourth Quarter

After Dawkins had covered a Choc fumble on his own 15 to halt a threat, the Seminoles began to move toward their final tally. Strauss got 18 and then 2 to charge to the 37. From that point Peterson burst over tackle, cut back nicely and raced 63 yards to score. Hanson's kick was low.

Hewitt stopped one Choc march with an interception, and the game ended with the two teams trading the ball deep in Mississippi territory.

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

1st   7- 0  Ken MacLean, 1, run (Irwin Hanson, kick)
2nd  14- 0  Buddy Strauss, 1, run (Irwin Hanson, kick)
     14- 6  Opp, 4, run (kick failed)
     14-12  Opp, 21, pass (kick blocked by  Team)
     21-12  Red Parish, 2, run (Irwin Hanson, kick)
3rd  27-12  Ted Hewitt, 9, pass from Buddy Strauss (Irwin Hanson, kick failed)
4th  33-12  Dick Peterson, 63, run (Irwin Hanson, kick failed)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 10 Rushes-yards 375 44 Passing 102 145 Att-Comp-Int 13-6-4 30-12-4 Total Yards 477 189 Penalties-Yds 55 30 Attendance 2,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Buddy Strauss 24- 161 Ken MacLean 0- 0 Red Parish 0- 0 Dick Peterson 0- 0 Receiving Ted Hewitt 0- 0 Passing Buddy Strauss 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hugh Adams . . . . . 1- 5 . . . . . . Bill Dawkins . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ted Hewitt . . . . . 1- . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LH   20  Ernie Reddick
QB   21  Ralph Chaudron
RH   25  Ted Hewitt
LG   35  Dan McClure
LE   37  Whitey Urquhart
FB   39  Bill Dawkins
C    40  Joe Marcus
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   53  Jerry Morrical
RT   54  Hugh Adams
RG   55  Duke Maltby
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   20  Ernie Reddick
DB   21  Ralph Chaudron
DB   25  Ted Hewitt
LG   35  Dan McClure
LE   37  Whitey Urquhart
DB   39  Bill Dawkins
MG   40  Joe Marcus
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   53  Jerry Morrical
RT   54  Hugh Adams
RG   55  Duke Maltby
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
24  Irwin Hanson
31  Dick Peterson
32  Red Parish
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  Ken MacLean
44  Buddy Strauss
52  Chris Banakas

FLORIDA STATE 26, ERSKINE COLLEGE 7

10/15/1949, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 16, 1949, page 8, By Fred P. Pettijohn

TALLAHASSEE, FL, October 15, 1949 - The Florida State University Seminoles slammed over three quick touchdowns in a concentrated scoring burst early last night and raced on to a 26-7 triumph over Erskine's Flying Fleet before a crowd of 6,800 fans in Centennial Field.

In a short space of 10 plays, beginning late in the first period and running over into the early minutes of the second quarter, the Indians took advantage of every break to score three trip hammer touchdowns that clinched the decision.

Dick Peterson, junior halfback from Chicago, started the flurry when he pounded over right guard from two yards out to climax a 50 yard march.

Fleet Fumbles

On the second play after FSU's kickoff, guard Loren Maltby recovered a Fleet fumble on the 37, and two plays later Walter Foy swept right end for 32 yards and a touchdown.

Maltby recovered another fumble on the 29 yard line on the first play following FSU's second touchdown, and the Indians were off and running again.

Two running plays and a pass moved to the 3, and Peterson cracked right tackle for the score.

Hanson tacked on the point after touchdown on the third score to give the Indians a 19 point lead that they protected throughout the game. Red Parish accounted for FSU's final score, running around left end for 14 yards on a reverse. Hanson again converted.

The Fleet's lone score came in the fourth period when John "Duke" Dulumback slithered eight yards to score after his passes had moved his team into paydirt.

The victory was the Seminoles' third in a row this year, and their ninth consecutive triumph in a two year span.

The win evened the count with Erskine. The Fleet was the last club to halt Don Veller's rampaging Indians, turning the trick last October 15 in Due West, SC.

Jerry Morrical, Captain Hugh Adams, Maltby and Joe Marcus paced the big Seminole forward wall.

Wide-Open Affair

The game was a wide open affair with FSU rolling up 326 yards from scrimmage and Erskine picking up 215.

Until Dulumback started hitting with his passes in the second half, neither club was able to gain much through the air. The Erskine southpaw was one of the standout players on the field during his limited service.

Feeling between the two teams broke out in the fading minutes of the second half when two players passed punches, and the two teams trading blows.

Every man on Coach Johnny McMillian's traveling squad saw action in the rough and tumble tilt, while injured freshman back Johnny Quinn was the only Seminole on the varsity sqaud who failed to get in the melee.

First Quarter

Erskine took the opening kickoff and drove down to the 20 before they ran out of gas, and the two teams battled scorelessly around midfield until Chaudron intercepted a pass and hauled it to the 50. Parish, Foy and Strauss carried FSU overland to the 13. Foy banged right tackle for the score, but the Indians were offsides and set back to the 18. They moved back to the 2 and Peterson banged right guard for the score. Hanson failed to convert.

The Indians were in gear now and they rolled fast. Maltby recovered a fumble after the kickoff, and Foy swept right end for 32 yards and another score. After a penalty had set the Indians back on their try for the point, a pass failed to connect.

On the first play after the kickoff, Maltby fell on another fumble, and the Indians were headed home again as the quarter ended, 12-0.

Second Quarter

Strauss bulled to the 23, then hit Hewitt with a pass to the 9. Parish swept to the 3 and Peterson cracked right tackle for the score. Hanson converted and the score was FSU 19-0.

The two teams traded the ball back and forth fruitlessly as two fumbles and three intercepted passes nullified each threat.

Then, with 20 seconds left to go in the half and FSU on Erskine's 45, a fight broke out between two players. Members of both teams traded punches in the outbreak. Two FSU players and one Erskine man were ejected from the game.

A hideout pass from Peterson to Reddick moved FSU to the 13, and Peterson ran to the 5, but time ran out and the half ended.

Third Period

Urquhart took the second half kickoff on his 7 and raced back up to the 30 as the Seminoles went into gear again. Parish, Foy and Strauss grounded down to the 14, and from that point Parish swept around left end on a reverse and scored. He was hit on the 2, but dove over into paydirt. Hanson converted and FSU led 26-0.

Erskine picked up two first downs on Dulumback's passes, but had to punt, and the quarter ended with FSU at midfield.

Fourth Period

Aided by two 15 yard penalties, FSU drove to the Fleet 20, but their aerial game failed and Erskine took over on its 33 and started a drive of its own that moved to the Seminole 12 before Morrical intercepted a pass.

After FSU punted out to midfield, the Fleet drove to its only score. Dulumback's passes ate up most of the yardage, and the southpaw quarterback slipped off tackle himself for the last eight yards. Bennett converted and the score was FSU 26, Erskine 7. The game ended without further scoring.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
ERSKINE COLLEGE
0
0
0
7
7
FLORIDA STATE
12
7
7
0
26

1st   6- 0  Dick Peterson, 2, run (Irwin Hanson, kick failed)
     12- 0  Walter Foy, 32, run (Dick Peterson, pass failed)
2nd  19- 0  Dick Peterson, 3, run (Irwin Hanson, kick)
3rd  26- 0  Red Parish, 14, run (Irwin Hanson, kick)
4th  26- 7  Opp, 8, run (kick)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 15 Rushes-yards 308 173 Passing 54 88 Att-Comp-Int 15-3-1 24-10-3 Total Yards 362 261 Fumble Returns 3-0 2-0 Punts 7-31.0 5-25.6 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 7-3 Penalties-Yds 11-95 7-75 Attendance 6,800 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Buddy Strauss 16- 98 Red Parish 12- 76 Walter Foy 19- 51 Dick Peterson 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Duke Maltby . . . . . . . . 2- 0 . . . Jerry Morrical . . . . . 1- . . . . . . Ralph Chaudron . . . . . 1- . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LH   20  Ernie Reddick
QB   21  Ralph Chaudron
RH   25  Ted Hewitt
LG   35  Dan McClure
LE   37  Whitey Urquhart
FB   39  Bill Dawkins
C    40  Joe Marcus
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   53  Jerry Morrical
RT   54  Hugh Adams
RG   55  Duke Maltby
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   20  Ernie Reddick
DB   21  Ralph Chaudron
DB   25  Ted Hewitt
LG   35  Dan McClure
LE   37  Whitey Urquhart
DB   39  Bill Dawkins
MG   40  Joe Marcus
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   53  Jerry Morrical
RT   54  Hugh Adams
RG   55  Duke Maltby
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
24  Irwin Hanson
31  Dick Peterson
32  Red Parish
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  Walter Foy
44  Buddy Strauss

FLORIDA STATE 6, SEWANEE 0

10/22/1949, SEWANEE, TN

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 23, 1949, page 6, No writer listed.

SEWANEE, TN - Undefeated Florida State University punched out a fourth period touchdown to defeat the University of the South (Sewanee) 6-0 in a mountain-top football game played in the fog here today.

The victory was the tenth straight for Florida State and was Sewanee's first loss of the year. Both teams are in the vanguard of the nation's non-subsidized football squads.

Early in the fourth period Wyatt (Red) Parish, 175-pound speedster from Bonifay, swept over the soft-footing on a 12-yard touchdown jaunt.

For the most part, the rest of the game was punt and plod, with State getting the best of things statistically.

State racked up 179 yards rushing and six passing for nine first downs. Sewanee managed only 57 yards along the ground and 23 by air for six first downs. Each team averaged 34 yards on 11 kicks by State and 10 by Sewanee.

Sewanee's line, outweighed some 20 pounds to the man, was paced by hard-cracking Nick Willard and Cotton Richardson up front. Prince McDavid made several nice runs.

Touchdown Drive

State threats in the backfield were Walter Foy and Buddy Strauss, along with Parish.

Late in the third period Parish set off the touchdown drive with a 28-yard dash around left end to the Sewanee 43. Foy followed with a sprint to the 30. Parish added five as the quarter ended.

The heavy fog lifted somewhat when State continued the drive with a first down on the 20. Strauss hit the line for eight and then Parish circled the flank for the only touchdown of the game. Hanson's kick was no good.

State drove to the Sewanee four just before the game ended, but lost the ball on a fumble.

Sewanee drove into State territory on several occasions, but didn't have the necessary punch to score.

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

4th   6- 0  Red Parish, 18, run (Irwin Hanson, kick failed)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 10 5 Rushes-yards 185 71 Passing 20 15 Att-Comp-Int 5-2-2 12-2-0 Total Yards 205 86 Punts 10-39.7 10-40.7 Fumbles-Lost 6-4 4-3 Penalties-Yds 85 30 Attendance 2,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Buddy Strauss 27- 83 Walter Foy 0- 60 Red Parish 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Duke Maltby . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Bill Dawkins . . . . . 1- . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
RH   32  Red Parish
QB   37  Whitey Urquhart
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
C    40  Joe Marcus
FB   44  Buddy Strauss
LH   49  Harry Bringger
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RG   54  Hugh Adams
RT   55  Duke Maltby
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
DB   32  Red Parish
DB   37  Whitey Urquhart
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
MG   40  Joe Marcus
LB   44  Buddy Strauss
DB   49  Harry Bringger
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RG   54  Hugh Adams
RT   55  Duke Maltby
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
20  Ernie Reddick
21  Ralph Chaudron
24  Irwin Hanson
26  Dan Mady
31  Dick Peterson
##  NAME
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33  Bo Manuel
38  Bob Tully
41  Dwight Osha
42  Walter Foy
57  Glenn Allen

FLORIDA STATE 33, STETSON 14

10/29/1949, Jacksonville, Fl

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 30, 1949, page 8, no reporter listed.

GATOR BOWL, JACKSONVILLE, FL - Florida State University took a long step forward in defense of its Dixie conference championship and earned a bid to Orlando's Tangerine bowl here this afternoon as they rolled over the Stetson Hatters 33-14 in a decisive show of power staged before an estimated crowd of 7,500.

Coach Don Veller's big, impressive Indian eleven scored twice in the second period and three times in the third quarter to take a commanding 33-0 lead that stood up until the fading minutes of the final quarter when the Hatters struck for two quick scores against the Seminole reserves.

The victory was FSU's fifth of the season, and their 11th straight in an unbeaten-untied string that stretches back to mid-October, 1948.

Bid Extended

The Tangerine bowl bid was officially extended to Athletic Director Howard Danford by Larry Satariano, head of the selection committee for the Orlando classic, 10 minutes after the end of the game.

The Seminoles, a two-touchdown favorite when the game got underway, appeared to be in for a rough afternoon when the Hatters almost shook Fulmer Armstrong for a score in the early minutes and had a shade the better of the going until the final minutes of the first quarter.

Ralph Chaudron got the Seminoles started by returning a punt 26 yards to the Hatter 39. FSU scored in eight plays from that point, with big Walter Foy bulling the last two yards through the middle. Irwin Hanson's placekick missed.

Midway in the second frame the Indians scored again. After moving 25 yards to the Hatter 24, Red Parish speared Norman Eubanks with a beautiful pass in the end zone. Hanson converted to make it 13-0 at halftime.

Change Jerseys

The Hatters changed from white to green jerseys at the half, and developed a case of fumbilitis that put the game out of reach.

Dub Kendrick fell on a bobble on the 22 on the third play of the second half, and FSU scored in three plays with Strauss hitting paydirt on a seven-yard smash through the middle. Hanson again failed to convert.

Eleven plays later Joe Marcus recovered Williams' fumble on the Hatter 10, and FSU scored in two plays, Parish sweeping end on a reverse for the last eight yards.

Hanson converted to make it 26-0.

Pass Intercepted

Three plays later it was 33-0 as Hewitt intercepted a pass on his 48 and ran to the Hatter 23. Bo Manuel got six and Dick Peterson cutback over tackle to travel the last 17. Hanson converted and the score stood 33-0 until late in the fourth quarter when Harry Hinckley hit Walt Jacinski with a 49-yard scoring pass.

The Hatters got their final score just two minutes before the final whistle when Paul Odom, ex-Rollins guard, stole the ball from young Johnny Quinn on the Stetson 48 and lumbered 52 yards to score. Williams converted after both TD's.

Parish, with 67 yards, led the Indian ground attack, followed by Strauss with 63. Armstrong had 59, 41 of which were picked up on that one dash in the first period, was high for Stetson.

First Quarter

FSU's Parish ran the opening kickoff from his 10 to the 26, and the Seminoles moved to a quick first down on their 37 before Manuel had to kick. Broadway ran Manuel's punt back to his own 25, and on the Hatters' first play from scrimmage Armstrong cut outside tackle and raced 40 yards before Reddick knocked him out of bounds. A 15-yard penalty moved Stetson to FSU's 17, but Mancino fumbled on the 33 and Reddick recovered to end the threat. After the teams had battled around midfield, FSU moved into Hatter territory for the first time on Chaudron's 26-yard punt return to the Stetson 39. After two plays failed Parish raced 22 yards to the Hatter 20 on a reverse, and Foy slashed off tackle to the nine as the period ended.

Second Quarter

Strauss bulled to the 3. Foy fumbled but recovered on a lucky bounce to the 2. Foy cracked the middle for the score. Hanson's attempted conversion was low and wide. FSU 6, Stetson 0.

After Chaudron had returned Armstrong's punt from his 40 to the Hatter 49, FSU moved to another score. With Strauss banging the middle and Foy raking the tackles, the Seminoles rolled to the 24. After being stalled for three downs the Indians hit paydirt on Parish's beautiful running pass to Eubanks in the end zone. Hanson converted and it was 13-0 with seven minutes to go. The two teams exchanged four punts with little gain. Stetson went to the Seminole 31 before an attempted pass backfired with a 12-yard loss that gave the ball to the Indians near midfield as the half ended.

Third Period

FSU came out running the second half and scored in two and a half minutes after the kickoff. Maltby set up the score when he slammed into Dunne attempting to pass and prompted a fumble which Kendrick recovered on the Hatter 22. Foy got five at right tackle, and Strauss, on a half-spinner, bulled to the seven. On the next play Strauss blasted through the middle to score standing up. Hanson's kick was wide and it was 19-0. Stetson kept fumbling and FSU kept scoring. This Hatter bobble occurred on the 10 when Williams rammed the middle. Joe Marcus recovered on the 10. Manuel ran right end to the eight, and Parish on a reverse swept left end to score behind key blocks by Urquhart and Morrical. Hanson spilt the uprights and it was 26-0. Stetson took to the air after the kickoff and Hewitt intercepted on his own 48 and raced to the 23. Manuel spun for six and Peterson sliced off tackle and cutback for 17 yards and a score. Hanson converted and it was 33-0. Stetson stayed on the attack most of the remaining time in the period without success.

Fourth Period

The teams traded the ball back and forth through the first nine minutes of the final period without a threat as fumbles and a string of penalties marred the play. A fumbled pass from center by Manuel backed the Indians up to their own one, and after a roughing penalty Manuel punted to Broadway who returned to the FSU 49. On the next play Hinckley speared Jacinski with a pass on the sideline and the end raced to score. Williams converted and it was 33-7.

FSU returned the following kickoff to Stetson's 47 with Bringger running to his 30 and then lateraling to Manuel. But on the next play Odom stole the ball from Quinn and lumbered 47 yards to score. Williams again converted and it was 33-14. The game ended three plays later.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
STETSON
0
0
0
14
14
FLORIDA STATE
0
13
20
0
33

2nd   6- 0  Walter Foy, 2, run (Irwin Hanson, kick failed)
     13- 0  Norman Eubanks, 34, pass from Red Parish (Irwin Hanson, kick)
3rd  19- 0  Buddy Strauss, 7, run (Irwin Hanson, kick failed)
     26- 0  Red Parish, 8, run (Irwin Hanson, kick)
     33- 0  Dick Peterson, 18, run (Irwin Hanson, kick)
4th  33- 7  Opp, 51, pass (kick)
     33-14  Opp, 52, fumble recovery/return (kick), 1:25 
            Note: Defender stole the ball from John Quinn and ran 52    
                  yards for the touchdown.                              


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 10 7 Rushes-yards 165 1 Passing 34 76 Att-Comp-Int 6-1-0 24-7-1 Total Yards 199 77 Interception Ret. 1-28 0-0 Fumble Returns 5-0 2-0 Punts 10-32.6 8-41.3 Fumbles-Lost 7-2 9-5 Penalties-Yds 125 35 Attendance 7,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Red Parish 10- 67 Buddy Strauss 15- 63 Dick Peterson 5- 30 Walter Foy 18- 13 Dick Turk 1- 2 John Quinn 3- 2 Bo Manuel 8- 1 Ted Hewitt 1- -3 Harry Bringger 1- -10 Receiving Norman Eubanks 1- 34 Passing Red Parish 1- 1-0- 34 |---------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- 0 . . . Duke Maltby . . . . . . . . . 1 . . Dub Kendrick . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Joe Marcus . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ted Hewitt . . . . . 1- 28 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
RH   32  Red Parish
QB   37  Whitey Urquhart
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
C    40  Joe Marcus
FB   44  Buddy Strauss
LH   49  Harry Bringger
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RG   54  Hugh Adams
RT   55  Duke Maltby
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
DB   32  Red Parish
DB   37  Whitey Urquhart
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
MG   40  Joe Marcus
LB   44  Buddy Strauss
DB   49  Harry Bringger
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RG   54  Hugh Adams
RT   55  Duke Maltby
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
21  Ralph Chaudron
22  John Quinn
24  Irwin Hanson
31  Dick Peterson
33  Bo Manuel
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  Walter Foy
43  Dick Turk
51  Norman Eubanks
53  Jerry Morrical

LIVINGSTON STATE 13, FLORIDA STATE 6

11/05/1949, Selma, Al

From the Daily Democrat, November 6, 1949, Special to the Democrat.

SELMA, AL, November 5, 1949 - Florida State University's dreams of a perfect season were rudely interrupted here tonight as a big, tough Livingston Tiger team halted the Seminoles' undeafeated march at 11 straight games by snatching a 13-6 decision.

The defeat was the first the Indians have suffered since mid-October, 1948, and the triumph was the seventh in a row for Coach Vaughn Mancha's Bengals who have not been beaten since they dropped their opening game of the season to Southeastern Louisiana.

The Tigers put together a pair of touchdowns in the second and fourth periods to offset the Seminoles' lone tally in the third period.

The Tigers gained their edge in the battle up front, where the burly Livingston linemen out-charged the FSU forwards, and in the air, where the Seminoles have had trouble all fall. Livingston hit 7 of 13 passes for 102 yards one of them going for a score - and intercepted four Indian tosses.

Quarterback Carl Reddish was the big man in the Tiger triumph. He caught Travis Hicks' 35-yard pass and stepped three yards for the Tigers' second touchdown, saved the tilt on the final play of the game when he nailed Red Parish after the Seminole back had run back 31 yards, and intercepted all of the four passes that the Bengals stole from the Indians.

Jack Jones, who played a great game at end against FSU last year, scored the Tigers first touchdown in the second period when he went seven yards on a pitchout to climax a 47-yard drive.

Trailing 7-0 at the halftime, FSU roared out after intermission to stage its only concentrated drive of the game and rack up its only score.

Walter Foy traveled the last yard over right tackle.

First Quarter

After being delayed for 30 minutes while awaiting the arrival of officials, the game finally got underway with members of the Alabama high school officials association working the game. The two teams traded the ball around midfield without making any headway during the opening minutes, then Livingston went on the move and advanced to the FSU 29 before Reddish was trapped trying to pass and lost nine yards as the Seminoles took over. Livingston maintained the upper hand with Jones and Keeney running through most of the period, before FSU went into enemy territory for the first time, moving to the Livingston 47 where an intercepted pass stopped the drive.

Second Quarter

Early in the second quarter the Tigers got rolling from the FSU 47 after a punt, and moved to a score. The running of Jones and Keeney, and a pair of passes from Anderson and Reddish to Pearson put the Tigers on the 7. Jones then took a pitchout from Reddish and went wide around left end to score standing up. Elmore converted and it was 7-0. FSU's offense continued to sputter ineffectively. The Seminoles threatened once when Strauss and Foy ripped off a pair of 10-yarders, but a fumble gave Livingston the ball on the 50.

Third Quarter

FSU finally exploded. Urquhart took the second half kickoff from his 6 to the 24. Strauss and Foy got 11 to the 35, and a Parish to Strauss pass for nine yards went to the 45. Foy got 5 and Strauss 6, and Parish spun 10 yards on a reverse to the 33. Strauss banged to the 24, and Livingston was penalized to the nine. Foy crunched to the 6, Strauss blasted to the 1 and Foy went over to score. Hanson's kick was blocked and FSU trailed 7-6. The two teams traded punts and interceptions throughout the period without any further threats.

Fourth Quarter

Reddish intercepted Foy's pass on Livingston's 45 and returned to FSU's 48. Pearson and Hicks got a first down in two tries to the 38. After two running plays failed Hicks passed to Reddish on the three, and the quarterback stepped over for the score. Elmore's kick was low, but FSU was offsides, and he tried again with the same results. The two teams battled harmlessly until the final play of the game when Parish went back to pass, found no one open and ran 31 yards to the Tiger 39 before Reddish nailed him.

Reddish was the last man between Parish and the goal.

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

2nd   0- 7  Opp, 8, run (kick)
3rd   6- 7  Walter Foy, 1, run (Irwin Hanson, kick blocked)
4th   6-13  Opp, 38, pass (kick failed)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 12 Rushes-yards 142 161 Passing 45 102 Att-Comp-Int 12-5-4 13-7-2 Total Yards 187 263 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 6-35.0 6-42.2 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yds 20 15 Attendance 6,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Buddy Strauss 15- 63 Walter Foy 19- 46 Red Parish 10- 33 STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
RH   32  Red Parish
QB   37  Whitey Urquhart
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
C    40  Joe Marcus
FB   44  Buddy Strauss
LH   49  Harry Bringger
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RG   54  Hugh Adams
RT   55  Duke Maltby
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
DB   32  Red Parish
DB   37  Whitey Urquhart
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
MG   40  Joe Marcus
LB   44  Buddy Strauss
DB   49  Harry Bringger
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RG   54  Hugh Adams
RT   55  Duke Maltby
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
24  Irwin Hanson
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  Walter Foy

FLORIDA STATE 40, MILLSAPS COLLEGE 0

11/12/1949, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Daily Democrat, November 13, 1949, page 9, by Fred P. Pettijohn

TALLAHASSEE, FL, November 12, 1949 - Florida State University crunched its way another game closer to its second successive Dixie Conference championship here yesterday afternoon as the Seminoles mauled Millsaps' undermanned Majors 40-0 before a gala Homecoming crowd of around 7,500 in Centennial Field.

Rebounding with pent-up fury from their unexpected defeat at the hands of Livingston State last week end, Coach Don Veller's big Indian machine rolled relentlessly over the bewildered and outclassed Majors to score its third straight loop victory and sixth triumph of the season against that one lone loss.

The Seminoles, who can clinch the Dixie title against Tampa University in the Cigar City next Friday night, left no doubt as to their superiority. The Garnet and Gold squad scored at least once in every period, and completely dominated every phase of play.

Majors Are Minus

On the attack FSU ground out 271 yards running and added another 132 yards through the airways. On the defense the rugged Indian forwards kept the shackles clamped tight on the Major backs, throwing them for a net loss of 34 yards from scrimmage.

Millsaps, supposedly dangerous in the air, gained only 55 yards passing as the husky FSU forwards rushed the passers off their feet and hurried them on almost every toss.

End Glen Allen, guard Bill Dawkins and tackle Dub Kendrick paced the superb line play for the Seminoles. Capt Johnny Jabour, Major captain and a fine tackle, was a standout for Millsaps.

Fullback Buddy Strauss, leading ground gainer in the conference, Red Parish, the loops leading scorer and junior tailback, and Dick Peterson spearheaded a Seminole offense that was quick to cash in on the breaks that came its way.

Two more for Red

Parish added two touchdowns to his league leading total and passed for a third score. One of the red-headed rambler's tallies came on a seven-yard reverse, the other on a 28-yard pitch from Peterson.

Banakas' catch of Parish's 22-yard pass was the game's outstanding single play, a leaping one-handed stab of the high toss in the end zone for the third TD.

Peterson, who moved up to the first string this week, scored once on a two-yard buck, passed 17-yards to Ted Hewitt for another tally, and fumbled away a third score when he bobbled the ball in the end zone. Tackle Dub Kendrick covered Peterson's fumble to rack up the Indian's first tally.

Strauss failed to score but his bull-like rushes accounted for 82-yards - the day's high.

Allen a rangy Clearwater boy who has come to the fore with a rush, tackled Billy Melton in the end zone for a safety, and Irwin Hanson added the other two points on conversions.

Punts Hurt Millsaps

Poor punting kept the Majors in a hole for three periods and set up three of the Seminole scores. The Majors, who had one kick blocked, booted 11 times for an anemic 24-yard average.

FSU drove for a touchdown the first time they got their hands on the ball, and they never let up, though Veller threw a total of 48 men into the fray.

The Seminoles initial drive covered 76 yards early in the first period, and was climaxed when Kendrick flopped on Peterson's bobble as the blonde Chicagoan tried to slash over tackle from the five.

The second score came 15 plays later, Parish reversing around left end behind Whitey Urquhart's key block which cleared the way.

Early in the second period Allen nabbed Melton behind the goal for a safety after the Major back had bobbled a low pass while back in punt formation.

Later in the same stanza, Hewitt faked the Majors' defense out and latched on to Peterson's 17-yard toss to complete a 49-yard drive.

Quick One-Two

A quick one-two midway in the third quarter booted the Seminoles' lead to 34-0. After Loren Maltby had covered a blocked punt on the Major 16, Banakas made his circus catch of Parish's 22-yard pass.

Seven plays later Peterson found Parish all alone on the three and tagged him with a 28-yard heave.

After knocking unsuccessfully at the door through most o the final period, FSU wound up the scoring parade in the closing minutes when Peterson cracked right guard from two-yards out to end a 34-yard march.

Hanson converted after the fourth and fifth TD's.

Florida State
Left End - Urquhart, Hewitt, Allen, Szczepanik, McGinnis
Left Tackle - Kendrick, Maltby, Osha, Grossman, McClure
Left Guard - F. Marcus, Dawkins, Tully, Masarsky
Center - J. Marcus, R. Johnson, May, Lockard, Newland
Right Guard - Osha, Morrical, Spurling, Waff, Delany
Right Tackle - Adams, Morrical, Maltby, Duckworth, Watford
Right End - Banakas, Eubanks, Sutton, Campbell, Chaires
Quarterback - Eubanks, Foy, Urquhart, Chaudron, Goza
Left Half - Peterson, Thixton, Leddy
Right Half - Hewitt, Parish, Manuel, C. Johnson, Mady
Fullback - Dawkins, Strauss, Quinn, Turk, Hanson

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MILLSAPS COLLEGE
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
12
8
14
6
40

1st   6- 0  Dub Kendrick, 0, run (Irwin Hanson, kick failed)
            Note: Dick Peterson fumbled at the goal line after a run and
                  Kendrick recovered the ball in the end zone.          
     12- 0  Red Parish, 7, run (Irwin Hanson, kick blocked)
2nd  14- 0  Glenn Allen, safety
            Note: The punter bobbled the snap and Allen tackled him in  
                  the end zone.                                         
     20- 0  Ted Hewitt, 17, pass from Dick Peterson (Irwin Hanson, kick failed)
3rd  27- 0  Chris Banakas, 22, pass from Red Parish (Irwin Hanson, kick)
     34- 0  Red Parish, 28, pass from Dick Peterson (Irwin Hanson, kick)
4th  40- 0  Dick Peterson, 2, run (Irwin Hanson, kick failed)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 5 Rushes-yards 271 -34 Passing 132 55 Att-Comp-Int 19-8-1 7-3-0 Total Yards 403 21 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 3-30.3 11-25.8 Fumbles-Lost 7-2 6-2 Penalties-Yds 29 50 Attendance 7,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Buddy Strauss 13- 82 Red Parish 6- 65 Dick Peterson 14- 53 Bo Manuel 10- 42 John Quinn 7- 25 Receiving Ted Hewitt 0- 0 Chris Banakas 0- 0 Red Parish 0- 0 Passing Dick Peterson 0- 0-0- 0 Red Parish 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dub Kendrick . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Glenn Allen . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Chris Banakas . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
RH   25  Ted Hewitt
LH   31  Dick Peterson
LE   37  Whitey Urquhart
FB   39  Bill Dawkins
C    40  Joe Marcus
RG   41  Dwight Osha
LG   46  Frank Marcus
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
QB   51  Norman Eubanks
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RT   54  Hugh Adams
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   25  Ted Hewitt
DB   31  Dick Peterson
LE   37  Whitey Urquhart
DB   39  Bill Dawkins
MG   40  Joe Marcus
RG   41  Dwight Osha
LG   46  Frank Marcus
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
DB   51  Norman Eubanks
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RT   54  Hugh Adams
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
    Bob Delaney
    Don Thixton
21  Ralph Chaudron
22  John Quinn
23  Bob McGinnis
24  Irwin Hanson
26  Dan Mady
27  Louie Sutton
28  Tiff Goza
29  Charlie Johnson
30  Vic Szczepanik
32  Red Parish
33  Bo Manuel
34  Dave Watford
35  Dan McClure
36  Bob Waff
##  NAME
-----------------------------
38  Bob Tully
39  Sy Masarsky
42  Walter Foy
43  Dick Turk
44  Buddy Strauss
45  Curt Campbell
47  Monte May
48  Bob Johnson
53  Jerry Morrical
55  Duke Maltby
56  Bob Duckworth
57  Glenn Allen
58  Rin Grossman
58  John Newland
59  George Spurling

FLORIDA STATE 34, TAMPA 7

11/18/1949, TAMPA, FL, Dixie Conference Champ

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 20, 1949, page 10, by Fred P. Pettijohn

PHILLIPS FIELD, TAMPA, FL - Florida State University climaxed a meteoric three-year ascension through the ranks of the state college football teams here Friday night by accepting an invitation to play in Tampa's fourth annual Cigar Bowl game the night of Jan 2.

The official bid was extended and accepted shortly after the Seminoles had beaten Tampa University 24-7 to clinch their second successive Dixie Conference championship.

To fully appreciate the terrific task this team from Tallahassee has accomplished, it should be recalled that four all-too-brief years ago Florida State College for Women, was a girls' school whose main athletic interest revolved around the outcome of the "odd-even" games.

Now, in their third season of intercollegiate football, the Seminoles are sitting in the middle of a post-season classic - a goal which has eluded several other state schools whose athletic history dates back near the turn of the current century.

The official invitation to play in Tampa's game, a Shrine crippled children benefit, was extended by J. Rex Farroir, chairman of the Shrine's selection committee and a well-known state's attorney.

Don Veller Accepts

Head Coach Don Veller, the man chiefly responsible for the Indians' rocket-like rise in the grid game, accepted the bid. It had been cleared by the school's athletic committee and accepted by a unanimous vote of the players early last week when Tampa sent the Seminoles an "inquiry" of availability.

FSU, the only college team in Florida last year that played above .500 ball, added more gloss to its record with its triumph over under-manned Tampa University. The win was the Seminoles' seventh against one loss this season, their eighth straight triumph without a defeat in the Dixie loop and their 16th victory against two losses in their last two seasons of play.

FSU has one more game remaining on its current slate, a non-conference clash with Troy State's Red Wave in Tallahassee, Nov 26.

Rumors all week had indicated that FSU would get a bid if it beat Tampa in the Spartans' homecoming clash, and there must have been more to the situation than met the eye for the Seminoles were hardly impressive here despite the one-sided margin of their 34-7 triumph.

Shivering 4,000

A shivering crowd of around 4,000 fans - about half the total expected from pre-game ticket sales - saw the Spartans turn in their best game of the season against the heavily favored Indians before going down under the weight of superior manpower and a succession of breaks which the Seminoles quickly cashed in.

FSU concentrated all its scoring in two periods, the second when they scored three times, and the fourth when they added their final two TDs. In between those two flurries Tampa punched across its only score in the third period.

The running of fleet-footed Red Parish and an effective passing game operated by Buddy Strauss and Dick Peterson either scored or set up four of the Indians five touchdowns.

Parish picked up 101 yards in 13 carries, raced 20 yards for one score, 22 yards to the two to set up another, and kept the attack moving with additional jaunts of 14, 36 and 19 yards.

Strauss Tosses

Strauss, stopped on the ground by the Spartans' seven-man line, completed four passes for 131 yards. One of them covered 69 yards to Norman Eubanks for a tally, and a 28-yarder set up another TD thrust on the two.

Peterson's two completions were good for 35 yards. He swept end once for a score.

Gene King got Tampa's TD, but it was Julian Schamberg, Tom Cloonan and Jerry Jackson who carried most of the mail.

Bill Dawkins and Dub Kendrick paced the FSU forward wall. Ted Hewitt and Ralph Chaudron sparked in the Seminole secondary. Chaudron alone stole three Tampa passes, while Hewitt's deadly tackles prevented considerable trouble.

FSU got its first score when the second period was three minutes old. Strauss passed to Eubanks for eight yards, and the big end raced 60 yards to score.

Late in the same period FSU went 85 yards to its second score. Strauss bulled over from the two after passes to Hewitt and Urquhart and Parish's running had eaten up most of the ground.

Parish swept 20 yards to score in the last minute of the half after an interception had given the Seminoles the ball deep in Tampa territory.

Tampa scored midway in the third period after a 33-yard punt return by Cloonan had gotten them on the move. A penalty had robbed them of a TD the last time they had had possession of the ball, but their second drive was not to be denied. King went over from the 1.

Peterson scored for FSU in the fourth period from the 2 after Parish had sprinted 25 yards to the lip of the goal.

Urquhart scored the final TD, grabbing the ball on the nine after Dwight Osha had blocked Howard Aplin's punt on the 19.

Jerry Morrical converted four out of five tries.

First Quarter

The offenses of the two teams were as cool as the 42-degree weather in the first quarter as the two Dixie loop foes felt each other out in a dull, ineffective period. The Spartans made but one first down during the period, but they outplayed the heavily favored Seminoles and held them scoreless. The Seminoles, held to three first downs, made only one serious threat, going to the 38 after Strauss' 26-yard pass to Parish had picked up their lagging attack. Tampa, helpless on the offense until the last two minutes of the period, was on the move as the quarter ended.

Second Quarter

Tampa drove 45 yards before Chaudron intercepted a fourth-down pass on his 15 to stop the threat. Backed to the wall, FSU finally showed some of its vaunted scoring strength. Parish reeled off 16 yards to the 32. Strauss passed to Eubanks out in the open flat to the right at the Seminole 40, and the big end outraced the dogged Spartans 60 yards to score. Morrical converted and it was 7-0 with three minutes elapsed. Tampa drove 53 yards to FSU's 15 before their passing game failed, and the Seminoles hit the Spartans on the rebound again. Parish skipped 36 yards to the 50. Peterson passed to Urquhart on the 30. Strauss hit Hewitt on the 21, and Hewitt got away from two men and went all the way to the 2. Tampa braced and limited Strauss to one yard in three plunges, but on fourth down he blasted right guard to score. Morrical's kick was blocked and it was 13-0 with a minute to go in the half. On the first play after the kickoff Allen intercepted Schamberg's pass on Tampa's 20. Parish, on a beautiful reverse, swept left end to score. Morrical converted to make it 20-0 and the half ended one play later.

Third Quarter

Tampa drove 78 yards in a sustained march with the kickoff to FSU's 7 only to have their hearts broken. Schamberg slammed inside tackle for an apparent TD from the 7, but the Spartan backfield was in motion nullifying the play and the Seminoles eventually took over on their own 20. Tampa got the ball back, however, and Cloonan's 33-yard punt return to the FSU 24 set up the TD. King plunged over from one yard out. Ferette converted on the second try after FSU had been offsides, and it was 20-7.

Fourth Quarter

After Tampa had picked up three successive first downs at the outset of the period, Reddick stole Jackson's broken wing pass and went 12 yards to the Spartan 36. Hewitt got nine, and Parish went all the way to the 2 before he was tripped. Peterson ran wide around right end for the score. Morrical clicked again and it was 27-7. Tampa couldn't get going after the kickoff and Osha blocked Aplin's punt on the 19. Urquart grabbed the high bounding ball on the nine and stepped over. Morrical was true again and the game ended 34-7.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
19
1
14
34
TAMPA
0
0
7
0
7

2nd   7- 0  Norman Eubanks, 68, pass from Buddy Strauss (Jerry Morrical, kick)
     13- 0  Buddy Strauss, 1, run (Jerry Morrical, kick blocked)
     20- 0  Red Parish, 20, run (Jerry Morrical, kick)
3rd  20- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick)
4th  27- 7  Dick Peterson, 2, run (Jerry Morrical, kick)
     34- 7  Whitey Urquhart, 12, punt return/blocked punt (Jerry Morrical, kick)
            Note: Dwight Osha blocked a punt; Urquart picked the ball up
                  at the 19 and scored.                                 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 12 16 Rushes-yards 170 187 Passing 166 107 Att-Comp-Int 12-6-2 22-10-5 Total Yards 336 294 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1 Penalties-Yds 35 45 Attendance 4,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Red Parish 13- 101 Buddy Strauss 0- 0 Dick Peterson 0- 0 Receiving Norman Eubanks 0- 0 Passing Buddy Strauss 0- 4-0-131 Dick Peterson 0- 2-0- 35 Punt Return Whitey Urquhart 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 . . . . . 3- . . . . . . Dwight Osha . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Glenn Allen . . . . . 1- . . . . . . Ernie Reddick . . . . . 1- 12 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
RH   25  Ted Hewitt
LH   31  Dick Peterson
LE   37  Whitey Urquhart
FB   39  Bill Dawkins
C    40  Joe Marcus
RG   41  Dwight Osha
LG   46  Frank Marcus
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
QB   51  Norman Eubanks
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RT   54  Hugh Adams
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   25  Ted Hewitt
DB   31  Dick Peterson
LE   37  Whitey Urquhart
DB   39  Bill Dawkins
MG   40  Joe Marcus
RG   41  Dwight Osha
LG   46  Frank Marcus
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
DB   51  Norman Eubanks
RE   52  Chris Banakas
RT   54  Hugh Adams
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
21  Ralph Chaudron
32  Red Parish
44  Buddy Strauss
##  NAME
-----------------------------
53  Jerry Morrical
57  Glenn Allen

FLORIDA STATE 20, TROY STATE 0

11/26/1949, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Daily Democrat, November 27, 1949, page 8, by Fred P. Pettijohn.

TALLAHASSEE, FL, November 26, 1949 - The Florida State University Seminoles fired a quick three-touchdown burst at a stunned Troy State team here last night, and rode safely in to a 20-0 victory over the Red Wave before a chilled crowd of around 4,000 fans in Centennial Field.

The truimph ended the Indians regular season schedule, and sends them into their Jan. 2 game with Wofford in Tampa's Shrine Cigar Bowl with a record of eight victories and only one defeat.

FSU did all of its damage in the first two periods of play, then fought off the rejuvenated Alabama eleven throughout the second half.

Score After Kickoff

Coach Don Veller's smartly-drilled, hard-hitting Indians rolled 62 yards to score after the opening kickoff. Late in the first period they came back to drive 59 yards for their second TD, and midway in the second quarter the Seminoles put together a 64-yard march that concluded the scoring.

Great performances by halfback Wyatt "Red" Parish and center Joe Marcus highlighted the victory over the determined Wave.

Parish, the smooth, elusive runner who topped the Dixie conference in scoring, failed to reach paydirt himself, but he played a tremendous role in all three tallies.

Parish passed 37 yards to end Chris Banakas for the first score, set up the second with a 47-yard dash to the eight, and then led the way to the third score.

Runs, Catches

En route to the last TD Parish ran for 28 and 12 yards and nabbed a 15-yard pass from Strauss. All told Parish gained 122 yards in 16 carries in addition to 52 yards passing and receiving.

Dick Peterson accounted for the last two touchdowns, ramming over from the eight on a very determined run, then slicing off tackle from the three.

While Parish dominated the offensive play, Marcus backboned the defense. Ranging far and wide from his linebacker's post, Marcus played the greatest game of his career here as he led an Indian line that staged five brilliant stands deep in its own territory to hold the Red Wave at bay.

End Glen Allen, Capt Hugh Adams and guard Jerry Morical supported Marcus mightly on the defense.

Troy, weakened by the absence of fullback Chase Riddle, who did not make the trip here, gained only 31 yards running in the first half, before they began to click.

Five Futile Drives

With Ted Franklin and Mack Rooks running hard and fast on a series of pitchout plays, the Wave held the upper hand throughout the entire second half, going to the 8, 6, 28, 11 and 16 in succession of futile thrusts.

Guard Spencer Davis paced the Wave line play.

Fullback Buddy Strauss and Peterson played the supporting roles to Parish on the Indian attack. Peterson clicked for 74 yards in 17 carries while Strauss, the workhorse line plunger, ground out 69 in 21 tries.

Franklin's 92 in 15 attempts were tops for Troy.

A big, charging Indian line which stayed on top of Dewey Renfroe most of the night, kept the Troy passing ace fairly well bottled up except for a hot streak in the third period.

FSU lost the services of Ernie Reddick early in the second quarter when the little Chipley boy suffered a leg injury which was diagnosed at the field as a dislocated hip.

First Period

The overcoated crowd had hardly settled in its seats before the Seminoles turned on the heat. Taking the opening kickoff back to their 38, the Indians drove 62 yards staright to a score. The running of Parish and Peterson moved the ball to Troy's 37, and from there Parish speared Banakas with a southpaw pass on the five. Banakas stepped over and it was 6-0 with three minutes gone. Morrical converted and FSU led 7-0. Two plays later FSU threatened again as Chaudron intercepted a pass on his 47 and whirled to Troy's 20. A penalty halted that march, but the Indians came right back and drove 59 yards to paydirt. Parish's 47-yard run to the 8 set up the tally, and Peterson went over in one determined dash from there. Morrical's kick was blocked and it was 13-0 midway in the frame. The two teams battled between the two 35-yard lines with Avinger and Manuel exchanging punts in a duel.

Second Period

Troy, futile in the first period, went 40 yards to FSU's 36 but bogged down, and the Seminoles took over again. Parish went 26 yards on a beautiful reverse to Troy's 26, then grabbed a 15-yard toss to the 9. A fumble slowed the Indians, but Parish came back to the 3 behind good blocking, and Peterson split right tackle for the score. Morrical converted and it was 20-0. Allen recoverd a Troy bobble on his own 43 to halt the Wave, and FSU started racing the halftime clock. Urquhart's pass to Banakas for 18 yards, and Parish and Peterson's running moved to the 17. A pass to Banakas which was lateraled to Osha carried to the 4 as the half ended.

Third Period

Whatever brand of halftime harangue Buddy McCollum served up had it effect, for Troy was a different ball club in the third period, dominating the first 12 minutes of the period. Taking over on their 28, Troy drove to FSU's 11 before the great defensive work of Joe Marcus stopped the threat. On the next play Strauss fumbled on the five and Troy recovered, but they ended up on the six after two runs and a pair of passes failed. FSU fumbled a punt on an exchange of kicks, and Troy was on the Seminole 28 as the period ended.

Fourth Period

After Kreis barely missed Hatfield's fourth down pass in the end zone, the Seminoles started to roll again. Parish and Strauss sparked a ground attack to the Troy 21 before bogging down. After a punt exchange Troy started driving again on Franklin's 24-yard dash and Norman's 27 yarder to the FSU 11. The Indians braced again, however, and took over on their 11. The ball remained in Seminole territory throughout the remainder of the game, with Troy on the Indians 18 when the gun sounded.

Florida State
Left End - Hewitt, Allen, Szczepanik
Left Tackle - Kendrick, Osha, Grossman
Left Guard - Dawkins, F. Marcus, Tully
Center - J. Marcus, May, R. Johnson
Right Guard - Morrical, Spurling, Waff
Right Tackle - Adams, Maltby, Duckworth, Newland
Right End - Eubanks, Eubanks, Sutton
Quarterback - Urquhart, Foy, Chaudron, Goza
Left Half - Peterson
Right Half - Parish, Manuel, Reddick
Fullback - Strauss, Turk, Hanson

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

1st   7- 0  Chris Banakas, 37, pass from Red Parish (Jerry Morrical, kick)
     13- 0  Dick Peterson, 8, run (Jerry Morrical, kick blocked)
2nd  20- 0  Dick Peterson, 3, run (Jerry Morrical, kick)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 14 Rushes-yards 260 171 Passing 73 73 Att-Comp-Int 9-4-0 -- Total Yards 333 244 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 6-33.0 5-43.6 Fumbles-Lost 6-2 5-1 Penalties-Yds 60 40 Attendance 4,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Red Parish 16- 122 Dick Peterson 17- 74 Buddy Strauss 21- 69 Receiving Chris Banakas 0- 0 Passing Red Parish 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- 33 . . . . . . Glenn Allen . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
LH   31  Dick Peterson
RH   32  Red Parish
QB   37  Whitey Urquhart
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
C    40  Joe Marcus
FB   44  Buddy Strauss
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   51  Norman Eubanks
RG   53  Jerry Morrical
RT   54  Hugh Adams
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
DB   31  Dick Peterson
DB   32  Red Parish
DB   37  Whitey Urquhart
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
MG   40  Joe Marcus
LB   44  Buddy Strauss
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   51  Norman Eubanks
RG   53  Jerry Morrical
RT   54  Hugh Adams
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
21  Ralph Chaudron
24  Irwin Hanson
27  Louie Sutton
28  Tiff Goza
30  Vic Szczepanik
33  Bo Manuel
36  Bob Waff
38  Bob Tully
41  Dwight Osha
42  Walter Foy
##  NAME
-----------------------------
46  Frank Marcus
47  Monte May
52  Chris Banakas
55  Duke Maltby
56  Bob Duckworth
57  Glenn Allen
58  Rin Grossman
58  John Newland
59  George Spurling

FLORIDA STATE 19, WOFFORD COLLEGE 6

01/02/1950, Cigar Bowl, Tampa, Fl

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, January 3, 1950, page 8, by Fred P. Pettijohn.

TAMPA, FL - Florida State University's "amateurs," who weren't conceded a ghost of a chance against Wofford's terrific Terriers, pounded the burly South Carolinians into submission and scored a surprising 19-6 upset victory in the fourth annual Shrine Cigar Bowlgame played before around 14,000 fans here yesterday afternoon.

Coach Don Veller's courageous Seminoles, placed squarely behind a six-point eight-ball on the sixth play of the game when the Terriers turned a blocked punt into a quick touchdown, came raging back to take the play away from their heavily favored foes and decisively outplay them in every phase of the game.

The defeat snapped an unbeaten-string of 23 consecutive games for Coach Phil Dickens' beefy Spartanburg, SC club and astounded the experts who had established the Terriers as a solid 14 to 21 favorite.

FSU tied the score midway in the second quarter when Red Parish swept around right end to score after Bill Dawkins 55-yard run with an intercepted pass had set up the dash to paydirt.

The Seminoles snatched the lead on the final play of the second quarter when fullback Buddy Strauss, a one-man gang all afternoon, bulled over from the two. The Indians completed the scoring in the last minute of play when Parish cut back on his pet reverse and scored standing up.

Outstanding Trio

The unstoppable running of Strauss and Parish and Norm Eubanks "miracle" catch of a 38-yard pass which set up the touchdown, were all mighty instruments in the Seminoles amazing triumph, but the aggressive play of the Indians' forward wall was the decisive factor in the upset.

Outweighed 12 pounds per man, and not expected to be able to stand up for four quarters against the burly Terrier forwards, the Seminole linemen completely took the play away from the rough South Carolinians.

In the middle of the line the Seminoles brushed Wofford's guards aside consistently to open holes for Strauss. The blocking on the outside was sharp and put the burden of the defense on the Wofford secondary.

Good Defense

On the defense, FSU was tight and solid from end to end. They shackled Wofford's highly-touted Sammy Sewell throughout the game and kept his high-scoring stand-in: Bobby Starnes, bottled up save for two widely separated spurts.

The noisy South Carolina contingent didn't have to wait long to start whooping it up for the Terriers.

After Sewell's punt backed FSU up to its 11, guard Vernon Quick broke through and blocked Bo Manuel's punt, and then recovered the ball for the score.

Fans were still coming in to their seats when the big six went up on the scoreboard, and it looked like the "predicted" Terrier triumph was already in the making.

Barbare's placement was wide, but nobody from South Carolina cared a whit.

FSU dominated the play throughout the remainder of the first quarter but couldn't break through to score. Then, with their backs to the wall and Wofford on the Garnet and Gold 16, the tide suddenly turned. Dawkins grabbed Starnes' aerial and lumbered to the Terrier 20.

Kick Blocked

Strauss' pass to Eubanks was eventually deflected to Manuel on the nine. Three running plays gained five yards, and then Parish swung out around left end to score.

Morrical's kick was blocked and it was 6-6.

Late in the first half FSU started racing the clock from its own 14. After grinding up to the Terrier 40, Parish floated a high one down the middle to Eubanks, who made a sensational tumbling catch between two Terriers and fell on the two. Strauss blasted over to score as the half ended. Morrical's kick was good and it was 13-6 at the half.

Wofford, a good second half team all year, was expected to wear the tiring Seminoles down. But Veller's squad didn't know it. They continued to maintain the whip hand though most of the play was confined to punt exchanges.

Long Drive

With nine minutes to go FSU took off from its 25 and started the long drive to its third score. Parish climaxed the drive, cutting back over tackle on a reverse after an awesome display of power running by Strauss had kept the attack in gear.

Strauss, an All-Dixie conference selection and the leading ground gainer in the circuit, turned in the greatest performance of his career, and probably the finest in FSU's three years of grid play. The big Tallahassee boy was a rampaging bull, bucking, churning and stomping for steady gains all day.

He received a terrific ovation when he left the field in the closing minutes.


Summary by Quarters

First Quarter

It was clear and warm as first FSU and then Wofford came out on the field, but there was a threat of the predicted showers in the atmosphere.

Sewell ran Banakas' kickoff from his 14 to the 33, and after two running plays had gained three yards, Sewell quick kicked dead to the Seminole 11. Manuel punted back to the Terriers 46, but there was a double penalty on the play and it was nullified. Manuel tried to kick out again, and Quick blocked the boot and recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. Barbare's placement was wide and Wofford led 6-0 with the game only six plays old.

Parish ran Wofford's kickoff from his five to the 19, and the Seminoles started to roll.

Peterson got six, then raced 20 yards to midfield, but the Indians bogged down when Strauss failed twice to get the necessary yardage.

Sewell punted nicely again to the Indians' 17, but FSU stormed back with another march.

Strauss' 10-yard pass to Eubanks, coupled with the running of MacLean and Parish piled up three first downs to the Terrier 47. The drive fizzled there, and MacLean punted over the goal.

Wofford picked up its first first down, but the Seminoles held and Sewell punted to Chaudron on the Indian 21.

Strauss bulled into the middle for eight, and Wofford drew a 15-yard penalty to FSU's 48 when a lineman openly kicked Strauss while he was down.

Second Quarter

Wofford, stymied through most of the first quarter, suddenly came to life. Starnes got away around right end and went to FSU's 49 before Osha ran him down from behind. Harrison ripped off 23 yards to the 16, and the Indians were backed to the wall.

Starnes was tackled as he attempted to pass, but desperately threw the ball and Dawkins grabbed it on the 25 and rumbled to the Terriers 20.

Strauss' pass to Eubanks was deflected to Manuel complete on the nine.

Manuel failed to gain, but Strauss rammed to the five where he was stunned on the play and removed. Foy got one at right tackle, then Parish swept around left end and cut in to score. Morrical's kick was blocked and it was 6-6 with six minutes of the period gone.

McClure's kickoff was short to the 43, but the FSU line rose up and pushed the Terriers back to the 31 with Strauss cracking Starnes for a 12-yard loss.

Sewell punted to Chaudron on the 28, who returned to the 38, and FSU ripped off three first downs to the Terrier 24 before Cannon intercepted MacLean's pass to halt the threat and give Wofford possession on their own 36. The Seminole forwards were too tough for the big Terriers again, and Sewell punted to the seven where Chaudron returned to the 14.

With time running out fast, FSU started racing the clock. Strauss slammed for 15 up the middle, almost getting away. Urquhart sped to the 39 on a bootleg play. Urquhart's pass to Eubanks was ruled complete on Wofford's 40 on interference.

Urquhart's pass was incomplete, but Parish on a reverse, threw a high southpaw pass down the middle. Eubanks, going up between two Terrier defenders, made a miracle catch, falling on the two as he pulled the ball in. There was time for just one more play, and Strauss made it good, ramming through the line for the score.

Morrical converted and the Seminoles left the field at halftime with a 13-6 lead.

Third Quarter

MacLean returned Wofford's kickoff to the 23. Struass got 14 in two plunges, but the Terriers held, and Manuel kicked out on the 33.

After FSU was offsides on one punt, the Indians roughed the kicker on the second boot and were penalized to their own 47.

Gordon and Eubanks went up for Starnes' pass on the 20, and the Terrier end was awarded the ball in the pileup. Starnes passed again to Fleming for five to the 15. Starnes lost two in two tries, then Urquhart knocked down Starnes' pass in the end zone.

Wofford charged the Seminoles off their feet on three plays, and Manuel kicked to his own 49.

Starnes kicked over the goal. Strauss and Urquhart ran to the 42 as the period ended.

Fourth Quarter

Manuel reeled off a 63-yard punt over the goal, and Wofford took over on its 20.

Brock fumbled a low pass from center and Morrical recovered on the eight.

Strauss went to the six, the to the five. Urquhart drove to the three, and Parish swept to the one-foot line as the threat died inches away from the double-stripe.

Chaudron carried Sewell's kick from his 48 to the 37.

With the lines dominating the play, FSU failed to make any headway. Manuel's punt was partially blocked, Sewell taking the kick on his 18 and coming back to the 34.

Starnes slipped away to the Seminole 48, almost breaking into the clear. FSU stopped the Terriers on the ground, and Sewell kicked out on the 25.

With Strauss sparking the running attack, and Urquhart nailing Parish with a 13-yard aerial, FSU moved to Wofford's 45.

With the Indian forwards operating on Wofford's guards, Strauss kept banging away in the middle alley, and backboned a drive that rolled on to the 10. Strauss, shaken up, got a tremendous hand as he was replaced.

Parish lost two to the 12, but Manuel skipped to the five with only a minute to play.

The stands were chanting "We Want Strauss," and Veller sent the Indian ace back into the game. Parish, on a reverse, cut inside tackle and scored standing up. Morrical's kick was blocked, and the Seminoles led 19-6 with only seconds remaining.

Starnes returned FSU's kickoff from his eight to the 28. Starnes' pass fell incomplete as the game ended.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WOFFORD COLLEGE
6
0
0
0
6
FLORIDA STATE
0
13
0
6
19

1st   0- 6  Opp, 2, punt return/blocked punt (kick failed)
            Note: Wofford blocked a punt, picked the ball up at the two 
                  and scored.                                           
2nd   6- 6  Red Parish, 4, run (Jerry Morrical, kick blocked)
     13- 6  Buddy Strauss, 3, run (Jerry Morrical, kick), 0:00 
4th  19- 6  Red Parish, 4, run (Jerry Morrical, kick blocked)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 6 Rushes-yards 287 106 Passing 92 33 Att-Comp-Int 11-5-1 7-2-1 Total Yards 379 139 Interception Ret. 1-66 1-14 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 0 2 Penalties-Yds 49 30 Attendance 14,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Buddy Strauss 0- 132 Red Parish 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bill Dawkins . . . . . 1- 55 . . . . . . Jerry Morrical . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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LE   25  Ted Hewitt
LH   31  Dick Peterson
RH   32  Red Parish
QB   37  Whitey Urquhart
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
C    40  Joe Marcus
FB   44  Buddy Strauss
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   51  Norman Eubanks
RG   53  Jerry Morrical
RT   54  Hugh Adams
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LE   25  Ted Hewitt
DB   31  Dick Peterson
DB   32  Red Parish
DB   37  Whitey Urquhart
LG   39  Bill Dawkins
MG   40  Joe Marcus
LB   44  Buddy Strauss
LT   50  Dub Kendrick
RE   51  Norman Eubanks
RG   53  Jerry Morrical
RT   54  Hugh Adams
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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21  Ralph Chaudron
33  Bo Manuel
41  Dwight Osha
##  NAME
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42  Walter Foy
43  Ken MacLean
52  Chris Banakas