Florida State Football - 1954 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1954 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Tom Nugent, Head Coach
Owen Hale, Assistant Coach
Bob Harbison, Assistant Coach
Steve Kalenich, Graduate Assistant
Mike Long, Assistant Coach
Vaughn Mancha, Assistant Coach
Jimmy Messinese, Student Assistant
Vince Ragunas, Assistant Coach
Winston Siegfried, Assistant Coach
Frank Toomey, Assistant Coach

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1954 FSU Football Press Guide


From the Florida Times Union, December 18, 1953, page 17.
TALLAHASSEE, FL, December 16, 1953 - Florida State University completed contracts with its last two opponents today and formally announced an 11 game football schedule for 1954.

Dr. Howard Danford, athletic director, said arrangements were completed for a game here with Abilene Christian College of Texas and a new two year contract for games with the University of Tampa.

The schedule gives FSU major college ranking for the first time by virtue of five opponents on the NCAA major college list.


1954 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Hobo Ackerman, 6-0, 190, C, Hopewell, VA

Leo Baggett, 5-8, 203, LG, Panama City

Ham Bisbee, 5-11, 171, RE, Sanford

Tommy Bouchlas, 6-1, 190, C, West Palm Beach

Bill Brown, 5-11, 191, LT, Orlando

Leon Bryant, 6-0, 196, RH, South Norfolk, VA

Frank Carter,

Gene Cox, 5-7, 184, FB, Lake City

John Craig, 6-0, 217, T, Orlando

Bill Cullom, 6-0, 190, C, Huntsville, AL

Jere Daniels,

Willie Gardner, 6-0, 205, RT, Tampa

Don McCormick, 6-0, 176, LH, Panama City

Bob Morris, 6-0, 202, RG, Panama City

Bill Musselman, 5-11, 215, T, Lynchburg, VA

Billy Odom, 5-8, 165, RH, Mount Dora

Vic Prinzi, 6-0, 175, QB, Waverly, NY

Burt "Buddy" Reynolds, 6-0, 171, LH, West Palm Beach

Ted Rodrigue, 5-11, 192, QB, Lynn, MA

Ron Schomburger, 6-3, 190, RE, Pittsburgh, PA

Bill Swilley, 6-1, 172, LE, Albany, GA

Tommy Thompson, 6-0, 220, FB, Springfield, MA

Jimmy Trado, 6-1, 182, LE, Henderson, NC

Pat Versprille, 6-1, 176, QB, Norfolk, VA

Aaron Walker,

Rod Ward, 209, G, Fairfield, AL

Billy Weaver, 5-10, 168, RH, Miami

Dick Whittington, 5-11, 167, FB, Jacksonville


1954 Roster - By Name

From the Florida Times Union, September 10, 1954, page 18 and 19.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  30 Hobo Ackerman         C       6-0   190  Fr        Hopewell, VA (Hopewell)
* 50 Leo Baggett           LG      5-8   203  Fr        Panama City
* 43 Bob Barber            LT      6-0   212  So   *    Belle Glade
*    Troy Barnes           E       6-2   198  Fr        Chickasaw, AL
* 23 Ham Bisbee            RE      5-11  171  Fr        Sanford
  35 Tommy Bouchlas        C       6-1   190  Fr        West Palm Beach
  36 Bill Brown            LT      5-11  191  Fr        Orlando (Edgewater)
  49 Leon Bryant           RH      6-0   196  Fr        South Norfolk, VA
     Frank Carter                                       
* 11 Lee Corso             LH      5-10  165  So   *    Miami (Jackson)
  33 Gene Cox              FB      5-7   184  Jr        Lake City (Columbia/Vanderbilt/South Georgia JC)
*    John Craig            T       6-0   217  Fr        Orlando
* 59 Bob Crenshaw          C       5-9   178  Jr   **   Miami
* 52 Bill Cullom           C       6-0   190  Fr        Huntsville, AL
     Jere Daniels                                       
* 56 Tom Feamster          RE      6-7   249  Jr        Warwick, VA (Warwick/William and Mary)
* 47 Willie Gardner        RT      6-0   205  Fr        Tampa
* 40 Vince Gibson          G       5-10  186  Jr        Birmingham, AL (Howard)
* 27 Billy Graham          RH      5-10  178  Sr   *    Bogalusa, LA
  19 Bob Grenn             RE      5-11  179  Sr        Brookhaven, MS
* 22 Carl Grenn            RH      5-10  165  Sr   *    Brookhaven, MS
* 21 John Griner           FB      5-10  170  Jr   **   Jacksonville (Lee)
* 25 Joe Holt              FB      5-10  181  So   *    Graham, NC
* 26 Charlie Jacobs        G       5-8   185  Jr        Miami
* 24 Jerry Jacobs          LG      6-0   208  Jr   **   South Bend, IN
* 57 Ronnie King           FB      6-1   217  Sr-R **   Daytona Beach
* 44 Bud Leonard           C       5-11  196  So   *    Ocala
* 62 Al Makowiecki         RT      6-1   215  Sr   *    Monaca, PA
* 37 Harry Massey          QB      5-10  185  Sr   *    Canton, MS
  12 Don McCormick         LH      6-0   176  Fr        Panama City
* 18 Buck Metts            LH      5-7   173  So   *    Sanford (Seminole)
  45 Bob Morris            RG      6-0   202  Fr        Panama City
*    Bill Musselman        T       5-11  215  Fr        Lynchburg, VA
* 10 Billy Odom            RH      5-8   165  So        Mount Dora
* 60 Jim Olsen             LT      6-1   225  Jr   *    Tallahassee (Florida)
* 54 Al Pacifico           RG      5-8   206  So   *    Altoona, PA
     Mercury Paskalakis                                 
* 51 Don Powell            RT      6-0   215  Jr   **   Birmingham, AL (Woodlawn)
* 35 Vic Prinzi            QB      6-0   175  Fr        Waverly, NY
* 46 Burt "Buddy" Reynolds LH      6-0   171  Fr        West Palm Beach (Palm Beach)
* 32 Ted Rodrigue          QB      5-11  192  Fr        Lynn, MA (Lynn Classical)
* 34 Ron Schomburger       RE      6-3   190  Fr        Pittsburgh, PA
* 64 Ray Staab             RT      5-11  203  So   *    Charleston, WV
* 48 Len Swantic           QB      5-10  175  So   *    Columbus, GA
  29 Bill Swilley          LE      6-1   172  Fr        Albany, GA
* 31 Jimmy Lee Taylor      LE      6-0   190  Sr   ***  Jacksonville
  61 Tommy Thompson        FB      6-0   220  Fr        Springfield, MA
* 63 Jimmy Trado           LE      6-1   182  Fr        Henderson, NC
  41 Pat Versprille        QB      6-1   176  Fr        Norfolk, VA
     Aaron Walker                                       
  42 Rod Ward              G             209  Fr        Fairfield, AL
  16 Billy Weaver          RH      5-10  168  Fr        Miami
  17 Dick Whittington      FB      5-11  167  Fr        Jacksonville (Jackson)

1954 Roster - By Number

From the Florida Times Union, September 10, 1954, page 18 and 19.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*    Troy Barnes           E       6-2   198  Fr        Chickasaw, AL
     Frank Carter                                       
*    John Craig            T       6-0   217  Fr        Orlando
     Jere Daniels                                       
*    Bill Musselman        T       5-11  215  Fr        Lynchburg, VA
     Mercury Paskalakis                                 
     Aaron Walker                                       
* 10 Billy Odom            RH      5-8   165  So        Mount Dora
* 11 Lee Corso             LH      5-10  165  So   *    Miami (Jackson)
  12 Don McCormick         LH      6-0   176  Fr        Panama City
  16 Billy Weaver          RH      5-10  168  Fr        Miami
  17 Dick Whittington      FB      5-11  167  Fr        Jacksonville (Jackson)
* 18 Buck Metts            LH      5-7   173  So   *    Sanford (Seminole)
  19 Bob Grenn             RE      5-11  179  Sr        Brookhaven, MS
* 21 John Griner           FB      5-10  170  Jr   **   Jacksonville (Lee)
* 22 Carl Grenn            RH      5-10  165  Sr   *    Brookhaven, MS
* 23 Ham Bisbee            RE      5-11  171  Fr        Sanford
* 24 Jerry Jacobs          LG      6-0   208  Jr   **   South Bend, IN
* 25 Joe Holt              FB      5-10  181  So   *    Graham, NC
* 26 Charlie Jacobs        G       5-8   185  Jr        Miami
* 27 Billy Graham          RH      5-10  178  Sr   *    Bogalusa, LA
  29 Bill Swilley          LE      6-1   172  Fr        Albany, GA
  30 Hobo Ackerman         C       6-0   190  Fr        Hopewell, VA (Hopewell)
* 31 Jimmy Lee Taylor      LE      6-0   190  Sr   ***  Jacksonville
* 32 Ted Rodrigue          QB      5-11  192  Fr        Lynn, MA (Lynn Classical)
  33 Gene Cox              FB      5-7   184  Jr        Lake City (Columbia/Vanderbilt/South Georgia JC)
* 34 Ron Schomburger       RE      6-3   190  Fr        Pittsburgh, PA
  35 Tommy Bouchlas        C       6-1   190  Fr        West Palm Beach
* 35 Vic Prinzi            QB      6-0   175  Fr        Waverly, NY
  36 Bill Brown            LT      5-11  191  Fr        Orlando (Edgewater)
* 37 Harry Massey          QB      5-10  185  Sr   *    Canton, MS
* 40 Vince Gibson          G       5-10  186  Jr        Birmingham, AL (Howard)
  41 Pat Versprille        QB      6-1   176  Fr        Norfolk, VA
  42 Rod Ward              G             209  Fr        Fairfield, AL
* 43 Bob Barber            LT      6-0   212  So   *    Belle Glade
* 44 Bud Leonard           C       5-11  196  So   *    Ocala
  45 Bob Morris            RG      6-0   202  Fr        Panama City
* 46 Burt "Buddy" Reynolds LH      6-0   171  Fr        West Palm Beach (Palm Beach)
* 47 Willie Gardner        RT      6-0   205  Fr        Tampa
* 48 Len Swantic           QB      5-10  175  So   *    Columbus, GA
  49 Leon Bryant           RH      6-0   196  Fr        South Norfolk, VA
* 50 Leo Baggett           LG      5-8   203  Fr        Panama City
* 51 Don Powell            RT      6-0   215  Jr   **   Birmingham, AL (Woodlawn)
* 52 Bill Cullom           C       6-0   190  Fr        Huntsville, AL
* 54 Al Pacifico           RG      5-8   206  So   *    Altoona, PA
* 56 Tom Feamster          RE      6-7   249  Jr        Warwick, VA (Warwick/William and Mary)
* 57 Ronnie King           FB      6-1   217  Sr-R **   Daytona Beach
* 59 Bob Crenshaw          C       5-9   178  Jr   **   Miami
* 60 Jim Olsen             LT      6-1   225  Jr   *    Tallahassee (Florida)
  61 Tommy Thompson        FB      6-0   220  Fr        Springfield, MA
* 62 Al Makowiecki         RT      6-1   215  Sr   *    Monaca, PA
* 63 Jimmy Trado           LE      6-1   182  Fr        Henderson, NC
* 64 Ray Staab             RT      5-11  203  So   *    Charleston, WV
Lettermen listed in the 2001 FSU Football Media Guide, page 224
From the Florida Times Union, 12/3/1954, page 59, Al Makowiecki was selected by the Associated Press as a 2nd Team Little All-American.

From the Florida Times Union, 12/5/1954, page 90, Al Makowiecki was selected by the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association as a 1st Team All-American.


From the Florida Times Union, 12/15/1954
TALLAHASSEE, FL, December 14, 1954 - The Florida State sports publicity office received word today that FSU led the nation's major and small colleges in throwing touchdown passes during 1954 with 19.

Pat Hogan, sports publicity director, received the notice from Homer F. Cook Jr., director of the National Collegiate Athletic Bureau of the NCAA.

Omaha and New Hampshire were runners-up to FSU in the small college class with 18 touchdown passes. No figures were available here for the major colleges.

Florida State is still classed as a small college because it has played a major college schedule only one year. Two years of major college scheduling is required.

Nineteen of FSU's 39 touchdowns the past season were scored through the air. Quarterback Harry Massey tossed 10 of them.

Florida State plays Texas Western in the Sun Bowl at El Paso New Year's Day.


1954 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom Feamster             Williamson Middle Group - All-American - Honorable Mention

Al Makowiecki            National Intercollegiate Ath Assoc - 1st Team All-American
                         Williamson Middle Group - 2nd Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 2nd Team Little All-American

All-Americans -  2

1954 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
REC
09/18
Ref
H
GEORGIA
L 0-14
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-3-1
09/25
Ref
H
ABILENE CHRISTIAN
L 0-13
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-3-1
10/02
Ref
A
LOUISVILLE
W 47- 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-6
10/09
Ref
H
VILLANOVA
W 52-13
 
 
 
 
 
 
1-9
10/16
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 13- 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
2-8
10/23
Ref
A
AUBURN
L 0-33
 
 
 
 
13
 
8-3
10/30
Ref
N
VIRGINIA MILITARY
Lynchburg, Va
W 33-19
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-6
11/13
Ref
H
FURMAN
W 33-14
 
 
 
 
 
 
5-5
11/20
Ref
A
STETSON
W 47- 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
1-7
11/27
Ref
H
MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN
W 19-18
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-4
12/04
Ref
A
TAMPA
W 13- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
8-2
01/01
Ref
A
TEXAS WESTERN
Sun Bowl
L 20-47
 
 
 
 
 
 
8-3
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    8- 4     3-2     4-2     1-0


1954 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

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

1954 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ron Schomburger 10/30/1954 VIRGINIA MILITARY 2 108 54.00 2 Tom Feamster 10/02/1954 LOUISVILLE 4 104 26.00 1

1954 - 300 Yard Passing Club

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

1954 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 257 143 Points Per Game............. 23.4 13.0 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 39 22 TDs Rushing................. 17 15 TDs Passing................. 19 6 TDs Fumble Return........... 0 1 TDs Punt Return............. 1 0 TDs Interception............ 2 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 23-39 11-22 Kick........................ 21-37 10-21 Pass........................ 2- 2 1- 1 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 0- 0 0- 0 SAFETY........................ 0 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 153 136 Rushing..................... 87 92 Passing..................... 61 36 Penalty..................... 5 8 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1689 1798 Yards gained rushing........ 2165 2131 Yards lost rushing.......... 476 333 Rushing Attempts............ 432 469 Average Per Rush............ 3.9 3.8 Average Per Game............ 153.5 163.5 PASSING YARDAGE............... 1745 900 Att-Comp-Int................ 216-107-21 187- 72-20 Efficiency.................. 126.98 68.13 Average Per Pass............ 8.1 4.8 Average Per Catch........... 16.3 12.5 Average Per Game............ 158.6 81.8 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 3434 2698 Total Plays................. 648 656 Average Per Play............ 5.3 4.1 Average Per Game............ 312.2 245.3 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 29- 534 50-1039 Average Per Return.......... 18.4 20.8 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 33-393 22-187 Average Per Return.......... 11.9 8.5 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 20-244 21-280 Average Per Return.......... 12.2 13.3 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 29-16 44-25 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 67- 718 52- 507 Average Per Game............ 65.3 46.1 PUNTS-YARDS................... 48-1755 60-1941 Average Per Punt............ 36.6 32.4 Net punt average............ 32.7 25.8 ATTENDANCE.................... 55,686 43,700 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 5-11,137 5- 8,740 ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD...... 7,000 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 1- 7,000
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
60
54
67
76
257
Opponents
58
20
20
45
143
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Billy Graham             68  407   20   387   5.7   1     
Lee Corso                72  305   32   273   3.8   3     
Buck Metts               19  172    7   165   8.7   1     
Billy Odom               26  147    0   147   5.7   1     
Carl Grenn               23  157   14   143   6.2   0     
Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
                         16  140    6   134   8.4   2     
Joe Holt                 21  126    6   120   5.7   0     
Len Swantic              44  188   93    95   2.2   2     
John Griner              31  103   12    91   2.9   0     
Vic Prinzi               22  134   96    38   1.7   3     
Roy Thompson             11   42    4    38   3.5   0     
Ronnie King               5   30    2    28   5.6   1     
Harry Massey             35   99   78    21   0.6   2     
Billy Weaver              7   19    0    19   2.7   0     
Pat Versprille            7   13   10     3   0.4   0     
Gene Cox                  2    2    0     2   1.0   0     
Mercury Paskalakis        1    1    0     1   1.0   0     
Ted Rodrigue             22   80   96   -16  -0.7   1     

Total.........      11  432 2165  476  1689   3.9  17       153.5
Opponents.....      11  469 2131  333  1798   3.8  15       163.5


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Harry Massey            144.44  90- 50- 8   .556  750  10     
Vic Prinzi              190.86  27- 13- 3   .481  373   4     
Len Swantic             107.31  55- 28- 6   .509  355   4     
Ted Rodrigue             72.12  42- 15- 4   .357  238   1     
Buck Metts              343.60   1-  1- 0  1.000   29   0     
Lee Corso                 0.00   1-  0- 0   .000    0   0     

Total.........      11  126.98 216-107-21   .495 1745  19       158.6
Opponents.....      11   68.13 187- 72-20   .385  900   6        81.8


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Tom Feamster            28   442  15.8   6     
Lee Corso               20   240  12.0   3     
Billy Graham            14   172  12.3   2     
Ron Schomburger          5   164  32.8   2     
Billy Odom               7   144  20.6   1     
Buck Metts               6   107  17.8   2     
John Griner              4   102  25.5   2     
Bud Leonard              5    82  16.4   0     
Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
                         4    76  19.0   0     
Joe Holt                 3    49  16.3   0     
Pat Versprille           1    46  46.0   0     
Billy Weaver             2    42  21.0   0     
Jimmy Trado              2    36  18.0   0     
Jimmy Lee Taylor         3    23   7.7   1     
Ronnie King              1    13  13.0   0     
Mercury Paskalakis       1    13  13.0   0     
Carl Grenn               1    -6  -6.0   0     

Total.........      11 107  1745  16.3  19       158.6
Opponents.....      11  72   900  12.5   6        81.8


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Billy Odom            3  121  40.3  1  80t
Lee Corso             8   61   7.6  0     
Harry Massey          5   50  10.0  0     
Burt "Buddy" Reynolds 5   42   8.4  0     
Billy Graham          3   41  13.7  0     
Pat Versprille        3   40  13.3  0     
Carl Grenn            1   15  15.0  0     
Ted Rodrigue          1   12  12.0  0     
Bud Leonard           1    6   6.0  0     
Buck Metts            2    4   2.0  0     
Len Swantic           1    1   1.0  0     

Total.........       33  393  11.9  1  80t
Opponent......       22  187   8.5  0     


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Lee Corso             6   47   7.8  0     
Billy Graham          2   41  20.5  0     
Harry Massey          2   26  13.0  0     
Bob Crenshaw          2   22  11.0  0     
Tom Feamster          2   18   9.0  0     
Bud Leonard           1   60  60.0  1  60t
Jerry Jacobs          1   15  15.0  1     
Carl Grenn            1    8   8.0  0     
Burt "Buddy" Reynolds 1    7   7.0  0     
Billy Odom            1    0   0.0  0     
Vince Gibson          1    0   0.0  0     

Total.........       20  244  12.2  2  60t
Opponent......       21  280  13.3  0     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Lee Corso             6   191 31.8  0     
Billy Graham          7   115 16.4  0     
Billy Odom            5   101 20.2  0     
Harry Massey          4    54 13.5  0     
Ham Bisbee            1    22 22.0  0     
Jimmy Trado           2    15  7.5  0     
Len Swantic           1    14 14.0  0     
John Griner           1    10 10.0  0     
Jimmy Lee Taylor      1     7  7.0  0     
Joe Holt              1     5  5.0  0     

Total.........       29   534 18.4  0     
Opponent......       50  1039 20.8  0     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Tom Feamster          3    0   0.0  0   .    1
Ray Staab             3    0   0.0  0   .    0
Jimmy Lee Taylor      2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Vince Gibson          2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Al Pacifico           2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Lee Corso             1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Al Makowiecki         1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Jerry Jacobs          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Vic Prinzi            1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Burt "Buddy" Reynolds 1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bob Crenshaw          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Don Powell            1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Charlie Jacobs        1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bill Cullom           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Billy Graham          0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       25        0.0  0        4
Opponent......       16        0.0  1     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Lee Corso             6   0-0     3-3    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    39
Tom Feamster          6   0-0     1-2    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    37
Billy Graham          3   0-0    12-17   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Buck Metts            3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Billy Odom            3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Vic Prinzi            3   0-0     0-1    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Harry Massey          2   0-0     4-10   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    16
Ron Schomburger       2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
John Griner           2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Len Swantic           2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   1-1   0   0    12
Burt "Buddy" Reynolds 2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Bud Leonard           1   0-0     1-1    0-0   1   0-0   0   0     8
Ronnie King           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Jimmy Lee Taylor      1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Jerry Jacobs          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Ted Rodrigue          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   1-1   0   0     6
Jimmy Trado           0   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0     1
Hobo Ackerman         0   0-0     0-2    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     0
Tommy Thompson        0   0-0     0-1    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     0
====================================================================
FSU                  39   0-0    21-37   0-0   2   2-2   0   0   257
Opponent             22   0-0    10-21   0-0   1   1-1   0   0   143

Runs and receptions after a touchdown were worth 1 point before 1958
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Lee Corso
3
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Tom Feamster
.
6
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Billy Graham
1
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Buck Metts
1
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Billy Odom
1
1
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Vic Prinzi
3
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
Harry Massey
2
.
10
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ron Schomburger
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
John Griner
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Len Swantic
2
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Bud Leonard
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Ronnie King
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jimmy Lee Taylor
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jerry Jacobs
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Ted Rodrigue
1
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
17
19
19
2
.
1
.
.
.
Opponents
15
6
6
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Harry Massey            125    21  750   771
Len Swantic              99    95  355   450
Vic Prinzi               49    38  373   411
Billy Graham             68   387    0   387
Lee Corso                73   273    0   273
Ted Rodrigue             64   -16  238   222
Buck Metts               20   165   29   194
Billy Odom               26   147    0   147
Carl Grenn               23   143    0   143
Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
                         16   134    0   134
Joe Holt                 21   120    0   120
John Griner              31    91    0    91
Roy Thompson             11    38    0    38
Ronnie King               5    28    0    28
Billy Weaver              7    19    0    19
Pat Versprille            7     3    0     3
Gene Cox                  2     2    0     2
Mercury Paskalakis        1     1    0     1

Total.........      11  648  1689 1745  3434 312.2
Opponent......      11  656  1798  900  2698 245.3


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Pat Versprille      13  498  38.3                     
Harry Massey        14  490  35.0                     
Buck Metts          12  478  39.8                     
Ted Rodrigue         5  186  37.2                     
Len Swantic          3  103  34.3                     
Vic Prinzi           1    0   0.0                    1

Total.........      48 1755  36.6                    1
Opponent......      60 1941  32.4                    2


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Lee Corso               273   240   61  191   47    0  812
Billy Graham            387   172   41  115   41    0  756
Billy Odom              147   144  121  101    0    0  513
Tom Feamster              0   442    0    0   18    0  460
Buck Metts              165   107    4    0    0    0  276
Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
                        134    76   42    0    7    0  259
John Griner              91   102    0   10    0    0  203
Joe Holt                120    49    0    5    0    0  174
Ron Schomburger           0   164    0    0    0    0  164
Carl Grenn              143    -6   15    0    8    0  160
Harry Massey             21     0   50   54   26    0  151
Bud Leonard               0    82    6    0   60    0  148
Len Swantic              95     0    1   14    0    0  110
Pat Versprille            3    46   40    0    0    0   89
Billy Weaver             19    42    0    0    0    0   61
Jimmy Trado               0    36    0   15    0    0   51
Ronnie King              28    13    0    0    0    0   41
Vic Prinzi               38     0    0    0    0    0   38
Roy Thompson             38     0    0    0    0    0   38
Jimmy Lee Taylor          0    23    0    7    0    0   30
Bob Crenshaw              0     0    0    0   22    0   22
Ham Bisbee                0     0    0   22    0    0   22
Jerry Jacobs              0     0    0    0   15    0   15
Mercury Paskalakis        1    13    0    0    0    0   14
Gene Cox                  2     0    0    0    0    0    2
Ted Rodrigue            -16     0   12    0    0    0   -4

Total.........      11 1689  1745  393  534  244    0 4605 418.6
Opponent......      11 1798   900  187 1039  280    0 4204 382.2


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lee Corso                 .    .     .      .            .          6- 47   .    .   1-  0   1   2   .
Bob Crenshaw              .    .     .      .            .          2- 22   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Billy Graham              .    .     .      .            .          2- 41   .    .    .      1   .   .
Tom Feamster              .    .     .      .            .          2- 18   .    .   3-  0   1   .   .
Carl Grenn                .    .     .      .            .          1-  8   .    .    .      .   .   .
Jerry Jacobs              .    .     .      .            .          1- 15   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Bud Leonard               .    .     .      .            .          1- 60   .    .    .      .   .   .
Harry Massey              .    .     .      .            .          2- 26   .    .    .      .   .   .
Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
                          .    .     .      .            .          1-  7   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Ray Staab                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   3-  0   .   .   .
Bill Cullom               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Al Makowiecki             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Al Pacifico               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Don Powell                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Jimmy Lee Taylor          .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   .   1   .
Ron Schomburger           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   2   .
Vince Gibson              .    .     .      .            .          1-  0   .    .   2-  0   .   1   .
Billy Odom                .    .     .      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Charlie Jacobs            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Vic Prinzi                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Joe Holt                  .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   1   .

GEORGIA 14, FLORIDA STATE 0

09/18/1954, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 19, 1954, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

A game but greenish band of Florida State University Seminoles threw a healthy scare at University of Georgia before a record 19,401 opening-day football fans here last night but the Bulldogs perked up a sputtering offense for first and last-quarter touchdowns and a 14-0 victory.

Both teams drew defensive salutations but neither offense was anything to write home about.

Jimmy Harper, slight junior quarterback from just across the line at Thomasville, struck erratic sparks for the Bulldogs, scored the first touchdown and passed for the second but mistakes and penalties canceled several budding bids. Harper threw 10 times, completed six but FSU intercepted a pair off him and two more off his understudy, Pensacola's Dick Young.

FSU used all 19 freshmen on its varsity squad during the evening, and herein lay much of the tale. Foremost among the yearlings was quarterback Ted Rodrigue, who still has to learn FSU's book of plays. The rugged Massachusetts boy showed potential as a passer, may be a master ramrod by mid-season

Georgia's initial bid, after winning the toss and receiving, was contained as big fullback Foots Clemens found early rough going up the middle.

But FSU could cut no first ice either, as Bulldog guard Don Shea made three straight tackles, forcing a punt to the Georgia 33.

Harper returned the punt to the Georgia 48 and the Bulldogs started to roll. Clemens busted center for 12 to the FSU 40. Harper, back to pass, was bottled up, sidestepped a trio of tacklers, and skipped 25 yards to the 15. Clemens got three and Harper hit Roy Wilkins with a seven-yard pass to the five. On a quarterback draw play, Harper fumbled, picked up the ball, hustled through the middle for the touchdown. Charley Madison converted for 7-0.

Joe O'Malley's nailing of Harry Massey for a nine-yard setback on the next series stymied the Seminoles, but a 15-yard penalty for roughing on a punt put FSU up to its 43 with a fourth-and-one-foot-for-a-first-down situation.

FSU played it safe, punted Georgia back to its 20. A holding penalty bogged the Bulldogs in the shadow of its goal at the six. Bobby Garrard punted to the Georgia 48. Corso received, fumbled, retreated and was finally stacked at the Seminole 43. The Bulldogs had a personal foul assessed against them on the kick, however, and FSU was in threatening command at the Georgia 20.

After Len Swantic lost three, FSU ushered in an all-freshman backfield - Ted Rodrigue, Buddy Reynolds, Bill Weaver, Tommy Thompson. Things evened up a bit as FSU was taxed 15 yards for an illegal formation and three passes by Rodrique fell astray.

Pat Versprille punted out of bounds on the Georgia 13. Garrard got the Bulldogs out of the hole with a 27-yard center crack to the 40. Jimmy Williams ripped off 10 to midfield. Jim Olsen cut down Harper for minus one on a keep attempt and, following an incomplete pass and fumble, Garrard punted to the 16.

Long Quick Kick

FSU's attack was stalled. The teams changed sides as the first quarter ended, and Buck Metts surprised the Bulldogs with a beaut of a 57-yard quick kick to the Georgia 25.

FSU had only 10 players in the lineup on the kick. After Clemens picked up a couple, Harper passed to Madison at the 40 and he maneuvered to FSU's 49 on a 24-yard play. Garrard dug for 13. Georgia was penalized five for offsides but Harper passed 10 yards to Cleve Clark at the 32. Jerry Jacobs led an FSU line stand and Georgia yielded on downs at the 27.

The Seminoles gained a first down at the 40 with the assistance of another Georgia offsides. Rodrique struck Lee Corso with a 10-yard aerial to the 50 but John Griner fumbled on the next play and Alex MacDonald, one of Georgia's more alert men this night, grabbed it at the Bulldog 45.

Harper tried a long pitch and Corso intercepted at the FSU 26. Graham bagged 14 yards to the 40. Rodrique passed to Feamster for seven but Bud Mosteller broke through to nail the FSU quarterback for minus 15 to the 32.

Corso made a tremendous catch of Rodrigue's pass and made the Georgia 42 on a 26-yard play. Georgia's line tightened and Pat Versprille punted, with Charley Harris reeling off a 35-yard return to the Bulldog 43. Dick Young connected on a pass to Red Roberts down at the FSU 30 but an offsides nullified it. Two plays later, Billy Graham hauled in a Young throw at the FSU 40 and returned to Georgia's 38. Shea broke through to discourage Harry Massey with a two-yard reversal and the half played out as Seminole passes failed.

Stall Again

FSU took the second half kick and struck to midfield with Graham carrying the load. But a backfield-in-motion penalty and Shea's racking of Corso for minus three took the steam out and Rodrigue punted to the 29.

Madison and Clemens led Georgia to its 45. Carl Grenn halted it, however, by nabbing a Harper aerial at the FSU 33.

After a fumble and screen pass lost nine yards, Corso lit out for 17 to the 41. FSU needed three yards for a first down and Versprille got it on a daring run from punt formation, reaching the 44. An illegal substitution put the Seminoles in Georgia territory at the 41 a play later.

Clipping knocked FSU back to its 46 after two runs lost two yards.

Metts got off another sharp quick kick and Jimmy Trado was down fast to hit John Bell at the nine. A 17-yard trip by Bell and five-yarders by Wendell Tarleton and Garrard aided Georgia to the 40 but the drive stopped as Grenn sparkled as a pass defender.

Garrard punted to the FSU 19. FSU moved to the 25 but Len Spadafino intercepted a Swantic toss and Georgia was knocking at the 30. Once more the Bulldogs cashed in opportunity as Harper fumbled on the first play after the interception and Ray Staab hopped on the ball for FSU.

And a moment later it was the final quarter with FSU still very much in contention at 0-7.

Massey opened the fourth frame with a short 22-yard punt to Georgia's 42. On third down, Harper found Bell with a 23-yard pass to the FSU 34. The Thomasville junior promptly hit Madison with another bullet at the 27. FSU called a judicious time out.

Bell was stopped short on a pitchout but FSU was penalized to the 10 for roughness. Here the FSU line called halts. Don Powell stopped Harper on the 11. Garrard bulled to the five, then to the three. Harris set sail wide on a pitchout but Feamster was there to set him down at the four. Georgia's downs had run out.

With Griner carrying three of five times, FSU whipped to the 23. But Griner fumbled the third trip and Harper had it for Georgia at the 24. Seven minutes remained.

Harper called one play - the right one. He hit Matthew Arthur with a shot at the goal line and he was over with Georgia's second touchdown. Joe Graff converted and it was 14-0.

It looked worst moments later when MacDonald broke up a Billy Odom-Grenn double reverse and recovered a fumble at the FSU 17.

Harris pounded for four. Bud Leonard was in on the next one to strike quarterback Dick Young for minus five to the 19. Al Makowiecki dumped Howard Kelly for a yard loss on the next play and Corso intercepted Young's pass at the six, fought his way to the 16.

Corso skipped to the 24 but a clipping penalty slapped FSU back to the five. Two plays later, Massey punted from the nine and the ball rolled 61 yards to Georgia's 30. However, Georgia clipped on the play and FSU was set up with a first down on its 33.

In the fading seconds, Rodrigue connected with Reynolds on a 33-yard pass play to the Georgia 34. Rodrigue moved around end to the 26 but time ran out on his passes.

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

1st   0- 7  Opp, 5, run (kick), 8:19 
4th   0-14  Opp, 23, pass (kick), 7:06 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 9 11 Rushes-yards 76 145 Passing 97 100 Att-Comp-Int 16-6-1 13-6-4 Total Yards 173 245 Fumble Returns 1-0 3-0 Punts 5-35.0 4-41.5 Fumbles-Lost 4-3 3-1 Penalties-Yds 8-90 7-75 Attendance 19,401 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Billy Graham 6- 37 John Griner 8- 24 Receiving Lee Corso 2- 36 Burt "Buddy" Reynolds 1- 33 Passing Ted Rodrigue 13- 5-0-103 Len Swantic 2- 1-1- -6 Punting Buck Metts 4- 165 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lee Corso . . . . . 2- 10 . . . . . . Billy Graham . . . . . 1- 22 . . . . . . Carl Grenn . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Ray Staab . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LH   18  Buck Metts
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
FB   25  Joe Holt
RH   27  Billy Graham
LE   31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
QB   37  Harry Massey
RT   43  Bob Barber
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
C    59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   18  Buck Metts
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
LB   25  Joe Holt
DB   27  Billy Graham
LE   31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
DB   37  Harry Massey
RT   43  Bob Barber
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
MG   59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
10  Billy Odom
11  Lee Corso
16  Billy Weaver
19  Bob Grenn
21  John Griner
22  Carl Grenn
23  Ham Bisbee
26  Charlie Jacobs
29  Bill Swilley
32  Ted Rodrigue
33  Gene Cox
34  Ron Schomburger
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Pat Versprille
44  Bud Leonard
46  Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
48  Len Swantic
49  Leon Bryant
50  Leo Baggett
51  Don Powell
52  Bill Cullom
60  Jim Olsen
61  Tommy Thompson
63  Jimmy Trado
64  Ray Staab

ABILENE CHRISTIAN 13, FLORIDA STATE 0

09/25/1954, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 26, 1954, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

Abilene Christian College's Wildcats canceled their fancy Texas brand for cautious, fundamental football here Saturday night and the effort was enough to deal Florida State's young team a second straight shutout, 13-0.

The hard-running Wildcats scored in each of the first two quarters, then sat back and let FSU play itself out in the second half. FSU's offense, confined to a net total of 27 yards in the first half, finally got going in the latter portion of the game but had not enough wax to negotiate the distance, despite third-quarter penetrations to the Abilene three and seven.

Final score provided the Texas visitors with the same victory margin as last year when they won 20-7.

Coach Tom Nugent, who said last week that ACC was a better team than Georgia and that FSU would need three touchdowns to win, mulled it over.

'A Better Team'

"Abilene did have a better team than Georgia," he said. "And their defense was just as good as the offense. I thought our boys started looking something like a football team in the last half." Nugent started 10 freshmen in the second half. He put the regulars back in after they pleaded with him to go again.

ACC Coach Garvin Beauchamp saw it like this:

"FSU does not have a bad club. The offense is perhaps better than some thought. They have some good runners. Their passing is not too good, however. I thought our boys played a fine game, particularly on defense. And I don't believe our quarterbacks made one bad call on offense. We feel we have earned the right to play you folks again."

An estimated crowd of 10,000 with 7,076 paid braved a rainy start to look on.

An Early Payoff

The Wildcats rolled goalward first time they got the ball.

FSU won the toss and received. Lee Corso picked up five yards on one jaunt but it was the only gain the Seminoles could register in three efforts and Ted Rodrigue punted.

Joe Powell brought the 39-yard punt back 15 to the FSU 49. In 10 plays, ACC scored with a pair of 200-pound backs, Paul Goad and Gene Boyd, carrying the mail. In three straight carries, Goad pushed to a first down at the 39. Boyd got five through the middle, 13 more to the 30 on a pitchout. Powell hit Von Morgan with a pass at the 11. Goad hit center for three and Powell, on a keep play, went wide for seven. Goad bulled two yards off guard for the touchdown. Boyd missed the conversion and it was 6-0.

Harry Massey brought ACC's kick back nicely 21 yards to the Seminole 38. Billy Graham and John Griner beat out a first down at the Christian 47 but the drive ran cold at the 42 and Massey punted to the 15.

Morris Bags One

The FSU line stiffened and the Wildcats punted. An offside penalty on the boot dropped the visitors deeper in their territory and the second punt was hauled in by Massey on the FSU 42, return 16 yards to the Wildcats 42.

Things changed rapidly as Tommy Morris, son of the Abilene Christian president, made a neat interception of Massey's first-down pass at the 26 and brought it to the Wildcat 35.

As reward, Morris was promptly handed the ball on the next play and responded with a 24-yard excursion around end to FSU's 41. Led by Al Makowiecki, the Seminoles checked the charge at the 24 and Leondous Fry punted out at the 16 as the second quarter started.

FSU could not move and punted back. With Al Pacifico instrumental in racking Boyd for a five-yard loss on a pitch-out, the Christians were again curtailed and Fry tried a quick-kick that Rodrigue returned 15 yards to the FSU 47. Three passes failed to get the Indians anywhere and another punt turned the ball back to Abilene at its 25.

Opportunity Muff

The Seminoles stared down opportunity's throat moments later when Boyd, after a good gain on a sweep, fumbled and Tom Feamster recovered for FSU on the Abilene 34. In trouble constantly as he tried to pass, Rodrigue got out of one trap with a run to the 27, but lost seven on the next play when, trapped again, he lateraled to John Griner to avert a larger loss. Attempting to throw again on fourth down, Rodrigue let the damp ball slip from his hands and James Cobb hopped on it for Abilene at the 50.

After two plays netted only a yard, Morris whipped wide on a pitchout to the 29, a gain of 20. On fourth down, needing seven yards for a first down, Fry sliced around end for nine and a new start at the 18. Jimmy Hirt whacked off five and Eddie Campbell four. Then Fry retained the ball again slanted wide for another nine yards over the goal. Fry converted to make it 13-0.

FSU tried no aerial gambles after the kick and the half ran out with freshman Bill Weaver leading a ground march at midfield.

Statistics Tell

Halftime statistics told a shaky FSU story with but 14 yards rushing, two of seven passes completed for minus seven yards. The Christians had piled up 133 yards rushing, eight in the air by completing two of two passes and had out-first-downed FSU, six to one.

Nugent ushered in 10 freshmen for the second half, with fullback Leonard Swantic, a sophomore, rounding out the eleven.

Hirth brought the kick back 25 yards to the Abilene 40. Continuing to find the ends easy to turn, Hirth swept 14 to the FSU 46. Powell sneaked through center for nine and Goad got four to the 33. The yearlings tightened up but Abilene managed to eke out a first down at the 22.

Nugent sent his regulars back in here and they applied the brakes. Four plays and FSU took over on downs at the 19.

With Massey in the quarterback saddle, the Seminoles at long last hit the warpath. Billy Graham started with an 11-yard sprint. Massey dug for five, Corso got two and Griner three to move the sticks to the 40. Massey nailed Feamster with a 22-yard pass to the ACC 38 and the Christians drew a 15-yard penalty for roughness that moved the Tribe to the 23.

Corso knocked off six yards. Griner hit the middle for seven and a first down at the 10. Corso picked up one and Graham cut wide to the three. Griner got to the two but Graham was halted at the three on fourth down and the Wildcats took over.

Fry promptly punted 44 yards, with Massey returning 16 to the 31.

Penalty Hurts

A 24-yard pass to Feamster put FSU at the ACC seven for a brief moment. A clipping penalty threw cold water on this deal, however, and FSU started again from the 33.

A fourth-down Massey pass to Billy Odom was good for 23 to the nine, two yards short of a first down. After two plays, Fry, back to punt, fumbled but got off a boot to the FSU 49. The third quarter ran out.

A double reverse that lost five bottled FSU. The teams exchanged punts, FSU regaining the ball at its 36. The Seminoles fumbled away the ball at midfield with Wayne Holt grabbing it for Abilene at the 47. A holding penalty stopped the Christians and a punt gave FSU another start at its 26 with eight minutes left.

Buck Metts spurred the Seminoles to a pair of first downs but a clipping penalty put them right back where they started. Finally, Powell intercepted Rodrigue's pass at the ACC 41.

Abilene ran up and down, around and back as the clock ticked away, finally yielding the ball to the Seminoles at their own 36 for one final chance with 1:21 remaining. Passes were futile and four downs and the last seconds ran out with FSU at its 27.

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

1st   0- 6  Opp, 2, run (kick failed), 8:06 
2nd   0-13  Opp, 9, run (kick), 1:44 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 8 11 Rushes-yards 79 241 Passing 62 8 Att-Comp-Int 16-5-2 3-2-0 Total Yards 141 249 Interception Ret. 0-0 2- Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 5-37.2 7-34.7 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1 Penalties-Yds 2-30 5-45 Attendance 7,076 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Buck Metts 3- 19 Billy Graham 5- 19 Receiving Tom Feamster 2- 44 Billy Odom 1- 25 Passing Harry Massey 7- 3-1- 60 Punting Ted Rodrigue 3- 122 Pat Versprille 1- 36 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tom Feamster . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LH   18  Buck Metts
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
FB   25  Joe Holt
RH   27  Billy Graham
LE   31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
QB   37  Harry Massey
RT   43  Bob Barber
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
C    59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   18  Buck Metts
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
LB   25  Joe Holt
DB   27  Billy Graham
LE   31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
DB   37  Harry Massey
RT   43  Bob Barber
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
MG   59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
10  Billy Odom
11  Lee Corso
16  Billy Weaver
19  Bob Grenn
21  John Griner
22  Carl Grenn
23  Ham Bisbee
26  Charlie Jacobs
29  Bill Swilley
32  Ted Rodrigue
33  Gene Cox
34  Ron Schomburger
40  Vince Gibson
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Pat Versprille
44  Bud Leonard
46  Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
48  Len Swantic
49  Leon Bryant
50  Leo Baggett
51  Don Powell
52  Bill Cullom
60  Jim Olsen
61  Tommy Thompson
63  Jimmy Trado
64  Ray Staab

FLORIDA STATE 47, LOUISVILLE 6

10/02/1954, LOUISVILLE, KY

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 3, 1954, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

LOUISVILLE, KY - In this land of thoroughbred racehorses, Florida State's Seminoles, proving themselves not quite as green as the mis-named Kentucky Bluegrass, shook the kinks out of their offensive legs and sprinted to a 47-6 triumph over University of Louisville's Cardinals before a piteous crowd of perhaps 1,000 here Saturday afternoon.

Both teams loosened their reins and let go. All told, there were 55 passes thrown, 24 by FSU. The Seminoles, with Harry Massey in the fore of four quarterbacks, completed nine. Louisville, with a gallant, lame Johnny Unitas in the saddle, connected with nine, too.

Graham Factor

Billy Graham spurred FSU's early game with runs and pass interceptions and had the distinction of scoring the first touchdown of the campaign for the Seminoles. Graham, most of the other regulars, sat on the bench much of the way as Coach Tom Nugent used his entire squad of 40.

Louisville managed to make it interesting in the first quarter and it was 7-6 after 15 minutes. But the Seminoles raced away with three second-quarter touchdowns, tacked on two more in the third, one in the fourth. No Seminole scored more than one of the seven touchdowns.

An alert FSU defense accounted for four interceptions. Louisville hauled in three FSU strays. The Seminoles hopped on two Cardinal fumbles. FSU held to the ball, fumbled not at all.

Negroes Start

For the first time, FSU was playing against a team with Negroes in its lineup. Three of them - center Andy Walker, halfbacks George Cain and Leonard Lyles - were starters.

As the sun peeked in and out of an overcast. Louisville won the toss and received. Three plays got but five yards and the Cardinals punted from their 33, with Massey returning the boot to FSU's 34.

Massey was pitching from the start. Unitas, leaping out of bounds, batted the ball back to John Sowa for an apparent interception, but it was ruled an incomplete pass because the quarterback stepped outside the boundary.

Quickly, FSU moved all the way. Massey fired to Graham for 32 yards to the Louisville 34. Graham sliced off tackle for seven. Massey passed to Buddy Reynolds for 22 to the five. Then Massey passed again to Graham for the touchdown. Graham converted for 7-0.

Charging Defense

After the kick, Unitas hit Sowa with a 17-yard pass but his other throws, in the face of a charging FSU defense, fell astray and Louisville punted again. Buck Metts picked up 12 yards his first carry, but Unitas intercepted a Ted Rodrigue pass and Louisville was all business at the FSU 37.

Fred Zangaro grabbed a Unitas pass for 18 yards. An offside penalty stymied the Cardinals for a brief moment, but Unitas passed to John Becker at the 15, to Charlie Phillips at the seven. Zangaro powered to the four. A pass fell incomplete but Bill Layne sliced to the one. Layne cracked over on fourth down. Zangaro missed the conversion and FSU led 7-6.

It was obvious Louisville, nursing the sting of last year's 59-0 defeat, had come to play a ball game. Within four minutes playing time, three Seminoles were helped off the field - freshman guards Leo Baggett, Leon Bryant and sophomore halfback Metts.

10-Yard Loss

As the second quarter moved under way, Louisville stopped one FSU bid when Joe Unitas, cousin of Johnny, crashed through to sock quarterback Vic Prinzi for a 10-yard loss.

A punt exchange left FSU set at the 50. Massey was back in to direct a drive for TD No. 2. Reynolds started it with an 11-yard dash to the 39. Massey passed to Tom Feamster for 12. John Griner hit guard for seven to the 20. Graham swept wide to left. Picked up 15. Massey, on the keep, whipped to the right and was over from the five standing up. Graham's toe made it 14-6.

Billy Odom's interception of a Unitas bullet at the FSU 48 started another scoring push. Len Swantic was in to railroad this one. A pass to Feamster at the Louisville 46, Odom's rush to the 40, another aerial grab by Feamster at the 29, Ronnie King's 15-yard skip through the middle to the 14, Swantic's sweep to the right for seven and Swantic's sweep to left for seven - and FSU had TD No. 3. Lee Corso swung his foot for 21-6.

Moments later guard Charley Jacobs swooped on a Unitas fumble at the Louisville 40. Rodrigue made fast work of this one. He passed 24 yards to Bill Weaver, 14 to Reynolds and FSU was at the two. King crashed over guard from there. Graham made the point for 28-6.

Sub guard Vince Gibson recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass for FSU before the first half ticked away. A counter interception by the Cards' Jim Houser at the Louisville 10 stopped one drive. Bob Grenn had dropped a touchdown-labelled pass from Rodrigue at the 15.

FSU Takes Over

With things under control, FSU decided to let Louisville receive the second-half kick. But the Cardinals could not cut no mustard. After the punt, FSU opened up at its 39.

The Seminoles stayed on the ground. King crashed through for 12. Swantic swept for 14 and nine. Metts dug for 12 in leading to the Cardinals 21. Seconds later, a personal foul was assessed against the home team, putting FSU at the one. Reynolds raced wide to the right for the six points. Graham missed and it was 34-6.

With five minutes left in the quarter, Louisville had an opportunity when Max Slechter bagged a Massey pass at the FSU 30. Jim Houser's pass to Cain placed Louisville at the 15, but Massey put a stop to it by intercepting a fourth-down toss at the three and skipping up to his 31.

After Graham was nabbed for minus five back to the 26, Vic Prinzi came in to hit Feamster with a pass at midfield. The big end rambled on for a touchdown on a 74-yard play. Graham's kick was side and it was 40-6 with two seconds remaining in the period.

Threat Stopped

Early in the final frame, Unitas passed 18 yards to Sowa, 31 to Becker and Louisville had a first down at the Seminole three. But FSU bottled up the threat by stopping three running plays. Becker dropped a Unitas pass in the end zone.

With 2:32 left, FSU moved to a final touchdown on a 36-yard run by Prinzi. Trying to pass, he elected to keep and scored around right end for the score. Corso set it up with a pass interception. Graham converted for a concluding 47-6.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
21
12
7
47
LOUISVILLE
6
0
0
0
6

1st   7- 0  Billy Graham, 5, pass from Harry Massey (Billy Graham, kick), 10:36
      7- 6  Opp, 1, run (kick failed)
2nd  14- 6  Harry Massey, 5, run (Billy Graham, kick), 9:58 
     21- 6  Len Swantic, 8, run (Lee Corso, kick)
     28- 6  Ronnie King, 2, run (Billy Graham, kick)
3rd  34- 6  Burt "Buddy" Reynolds, 1, run (Billy Graham, kick failed)
     40- 6  Tom Feamster, 74, pass from Vic Prinzi (Billy Graham, kick failed), 0:02 
4th  47- 6  Vic Prinzi, 37, run (Billy Graham, kick), 2:32 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 10 Rushes-yards 37-266 27- 24 Passing 212 128 Att-Comp-Int 24-9-3 31-9-4 Total Yards 61-478 58-152 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 1-32.0 5-35.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-2 Penalties-Yds 60 27 Attendance 1,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Len Swantic 7- 60 Billy Odom 3- 39 Harry Massey 0- 0 Ronnie King 0- 0 Vic Prinzi 0- 0 Burt "Buddy" Reynolds 0- 0 Receiving Tom Feamster 4- 104 Billy Graham 2- 37 Burt "Buddy" Reynolds 2- 36 Billy Weaver 1- 24 Passing Vic Prinzi 2- 1-0- 74 Harry Massey 9- 4-1- 71 Ted Rodrigue 0- 2-0- 38 Len Swantic 0- 2-0- 17 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Harry Massey . . . . . 1- 28 . . . . . . Billy Odom . . . . . 1- . . . . . . Charlie Jacobs . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Vince Gibson . . . . . 1- . . 1- 0 . . . Lee Corso . . . . . 1- . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LH   18  Buck Metts
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
FB   25  Joe Holt
RH   27  Billy Graham
LE   31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
QB   37  Harry Massey
RT   43  Bob Barber
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
C    59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   18  Buck Metts
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
LB   25  Joe Holt
DB   27  Billy Graham
LE   31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
DB   37  Harry Massey
RT   43  Bob Barber
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
MG   59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
10  Billy Odom
11  Lee Corso
16  Billy Weaver
19  Bob Grenn
21  John Griner
22  Carl Grenn
23  Ham Bisbee
26  Charlie Jacobs
29  Bill Swilley
32  Ted Rodrigue
33  Gene Cox
34  Ron Schomburger
40  Vince Gibson
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Pat Versprille
44  Bud Leonard
46  Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
48  Len Swantic
49  Leon Bryant
50  Leo Baggett
51  Don Powell
52  Bill Cullom
60  Jim Olsen
61  Tommy Thompson
63  Jimmy Trado
64  Ray Staab

FLORIDA STATE 52, VILLANOVA 13

10/09/1954, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 10, 1954, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State's Seminoles, fired by an incredible Leonard Swantic, cut loose an unbelievable aerial barrage here Saturday night and mercilessly pounded a flabbergasted Villanova University football team, 52-13.

More than 8,000 fans recovered from shock to whoop it up.

At halftime, it was anybody's ball game. FSU, scoring the first time it got the ball and again with two minutes to go in the second period, nursed a hard-earned 13-6 lead.

It was rapid-fire in a 39-point last-half splurge. Twenty-seven came in a stunning final quarter.

In matching the point-total run up against Villanova last week by University of Mississippi in a 52-0 triumph, FSU had perhaps the best passing day in its history.

Seminole quarterbacks hit 18 of 27 passes for 355 yards, five touchdowns. And sophomore Swantic, out of Columbus, Ga., completed 13 of 17 for 226 yards, three touchdowns. For good measure, Swantic ran one over.

Feamster Shares

Sharing top billing was big Tom Feamster, the 6-7, 240-pounder. Feamster latched on to three touchdown pitches, set up another with a 15-yard catch at the one.

A ground total of 121 ran FSU's net offense for the evening to a whooping 476 yards.

Thus, Tom Nugent's men, shutout losers to Georgia and Abilene Christian in their first two starts, registered their second straight runaway triumph. Last week, Louisville was a 47-6 victim.

Good Start

Villanova looked good on the ground at the start. John Giordano hauled FSU's opening kick up to his 29. The Wildcats probed, despite a penalty, to the 38 on running plays but punted when a fourth-and-one situation confronted them.

Buddy Reynolds got the Seminoles off to a slick beginning by returning the boot 17 yards to the FSU 45. Massey, on the keep, skipped to the Villanova 46. Billy Graham whacked through center for four. An illegal procedure penalty pushed FSU back to the 46 after John Griner sliced off five yards. But Massey found Feamster with a short pitch and the big end fought his way to the 17 before fumbling. Graham was there to cover the ball.

After Graham was socked for a yard loss, Massey again passed to Feamster, who fell across the goal for a touchdown. It was an 18-yard payoff. Graham's conversion try missed and it was 6-0 after 5 1/2 minutes.

Eight and 14-yard passes by John Lammers to Al Ciarrochi and Giordano vaulted Villanova to the FSU 41. The Seminoles stiffened, two passes fell astray, and the Wildcats finally yielded the ball on downs at the 34.

Len Swantic reeled off a 12-yard sprint to the 46, then passed to Bud Leonard for 10. A penalty nullified the completion, however, and FSU was back at its 42. After losing two trying to get the ball away, Swantic hurled to Billy Odom. Villanova's Joe Viverito deflected the ball but Odom latched on to it for a 22-yard gain to the Wildcats' 38. Another penalty for illegal procedure nullified a 10-yard run by Odom.

Races 68 Yards

Next play, John Bauer, a sub last year for the touted Gene Filipski, intercepted a Swantic toss, picked up blockers, and steamed 68 yards to the FSU four before Swantic collared him.

FSU held three times but an offsides penalty nullified one stand and, on third down, Dick Scott cracked over from the one-foot line. Jimmy Lee Taylor, the spirited senior who was injured in the Georgia game, crashed through to block Bauer's point bid and it was 6-6 just before the quarter ran out.

Penalties continued to plague the Tribe, canceling a march to midfield, and Pat Versprillo toed a 44-yard punt. Feamster was down to rack Ciarrochi at the 13.

Ciarrochi's quick runs lifted Villanova to the 34 but Don Powell and Al Pacifico bowed up to discourage Lammers and force a punt. Jack Helm powered a 52-yard kick to Lee Corso at the 16 and the halfback brought it back to the 29.

Joe Holt waxed hot and pounded out 11, 8 and 3-yard gains to spark FSU into Wildcat country. But end Van Injalin ripped through to tack a 16-yard setback on quarterback Vic Prinzi.

Scott was set for Buck Metts' quick-kick and wheeled it up to the Villanova 41. Wildcat passes failed and Odom returned a punt to the FSU 29.

Series of Passes

Swantic got his radar working, fired a 15-yard bullet to Bill Weaver, a 29-yarder to Jimmy Trado following a six-yard loss, a 13-yarder to Ronnie King, who made a shoestring catch at the 19. Then, after another six-yard loss, he nailed Odom with a screen pass. Apparently trapped at his 20, Odom dashed away and plowed to the two on a 23-yard play. The drive was polished off with a two-yard aerial to Feamster. Massey's kick made it 13-6 with 1 1/2 minutes remaining in the first half.

Villanova was passing desperately, futilely as the second quarter ticked away.

The Seminoles had completed eight of 11 passes for 151 air yards in that first half. They also had drawn 40 yards in penalties. Villanova hit only four of 12 passes for 42 yards, had outgained FSU on the ground, 64 to 39, had drawn 15 yards in penalties.

FSU took the second-half kick, had to punt. Massey got off a 48-yard effort.

Passes Fail

Opportunity came a moment later when a handoff, Lemmers to Ciarrochi, was fumbled and Reynolds got it at the 20. Three passes missed and when Swantic tried a fourth, Mike Mayock and Mike Flynn cracked through to knock him for minus 17 to the 37. Villanova took over.

But FSU was roaring back to TD No. 3 following a Villanova punt.

Again it was Swantic's arm. FSU started from its 34 after a Corso punt return. Corso hit guard for six to the 40. On two spectacular plays, Swantic passed 20 yards to Corso at the Villanova 40 and then, promptly, once more to Corso for 27 to the 13. Griner lost three on a run but Swantic jump-passed to Feamster fir 15 at the one. Swantic sneaked over. Graham's point-after try was blocked. It stood 19-6.

The chips were falling right now.

A 15-yard illegal-hands penalty, Vince Gibson's axing of John Ferruolo for minus five and an offsides penalty backed Villanova to its two. Villanova punted to the 35.

Odom Scores

Swantic passed five yards to Metts and the Wildcats drew a roughing penalty that put FSU at the 15. Swantic ran for eight, then dealt the ball to Odom who sliced off tackle for the final seven. Hobo Ackerman's point-after was blocked. Score: 25-6.

Villanova drove 69 yards in eight plays for a touchdown just before the quarter ended. A 19-yard dash by Larry Fennessey was the big item in a move to the FSU 35. A run picked up a yard, then Scott passed to Don McComb for 14 to the 20. Scott whipped a pitch to McComb again for the score. Bauer made his point for 25-13.

FSU was well on its way to No. 5 as the fourth quarter started. On the final play of the third quarter, Prinzi sailed a long pass to Bud Leonard, who gathered it in, kept running for a 55-yard gain to the Villanova 13.

Swantic came in to cash the touchdown. Facing a fourth-and-two problem, he passed five yards to Feamster for six points. Graham's kick hiked things to 32-13.

Swantic Again

Reynolds' interception of a Scott pass, with a seven-yard return to the 50, set up No. 6. Reynolds raced for nine yards to the 41. Swantic passed down the middle to Griner who converted it into a 41-yard scoring play. Corso's point moved it to 39-13.

Still hungry, the Seminoles had No. 7 in hand a minute later. Recovery of a Villanova fumble at the Wildcats' 24 followed a Scott-Maycock pass. Quarterback Ted Rodrigue entered the game for the first time, passed to Metts for the TD. And Rodrigue passed to Leonard for a point that brought it to 46-13.

No. 8 was paved when Taylor got a fumble at the FSU 44. Prinzi swept 21 yards to the 35. Couple plays later, the freshman quarterback ran for 17 to the 11. Rodrigue came in again, scooted 11 yards around end to run it to 52-13.

A roughing-the-kicker penalty nullified a 68-yard touchdown run by Corso with two minutes left. Carl Grenn had received the punt, handed off to Corso on a reverse.

Oh, well...

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VILLANOVA
6
0
7
0
13
FLORIDA STATE
6
7
12
27
52

1st   6- 0  Tom Feamster, 18, pass from Harry Massey (Billy Graham, kick failed), 9:22 
      6- 6  Opp, 1, run (kick blocked by Jimmy Lee Taylor)
2nd  13- 6  Tom Feamster, 2, pass from Len Swantic (Harry Massey, kick), 1:30 
3rd  19- 6  Len Swantic, 1, run (Billy Graham, kick blocked), 6:21 
     25- 6  Billy Odom, 7, run (Hobo Ackerman, kick blocked), 3:52 
     25-13  Opp, 20, pass (kick), 0:17 
4th  32-13  Tom Feamster, 5, pass from Len Swantic (Billy Graham, kick)
     39-13  John Griner, 41, pass from Len Swantic (Lee Corso, kick)
     46-13  Buck Metts, 24, pass from Ted Rodrigue (Bud Leonard, pass from Ted Rodrigue), 10:02
     52-13  Ted Rodrigue, 17, run (Tommy Thompson, kick failed), 3:52 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 10 Rushes-yards 121 76 Passing 355 142 Att-Comp-Int 27-18-1 29-11-1 Total Yards 476 218 Interception Ret. 1-7 1-68 Fumble Returns 3-0 0-0 Punts 4-40.0 6-39.2 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 4-3 Penalties-Yds 8-65 6-60 Attendance 8,461 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Vic Prinzi 5- 24 Joe Holt 3- 22 Len Swantic 0- 0 Billy Odom 0- 0 Ted Rodrigue 0- 0 Receiving Tom Feamster 5- 60 Bud Leonard 2- 58 Lee Corso 2- 47 John Griner 1- 41 Buck Metts 2- 29 Jimmy Trado 1- 29 Billy Odom 1- 23 Billy Weaver 1- 15 Ronnie King 1- 13 Passing Len Swantic 17-13-1-226 Vic Prinzi 2- 1-0- 55 Harry Massey 0- 0-0- 0 Ted Rodrigue 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Burt "Buddy" Reynolds . . . . . 1- 7 . . 1- 0 . . . Jimmy Lee Taylor . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . 1 . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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FB   21  John Griner
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
RH   27  Billy Graham
QB   37  Harry Massey
LE   44  Bud Leonard
LH   46  Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
RT   51  Don Powell
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
C    59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LB   21  John Griner
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
DB   27  Billy Graham
DB   37  Harry Massey
LE   44  Bud Leonard
DB   46  Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
RT   51  Don Powell
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
MG   59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
    Bill Musselman
10  Billy Odom
11  Lee Corso
16  Billy Weaver
18  Buck Metts
19  Bob Grenn
22  Carl Grenn
25  Joe Holt
26  Charlie Jacobs
29  Bill Swilley
30  Hobo Ackerman
31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
32  Ted Rodrigue
33  Gene Cox
34  Ron Schomburger
##  NAME
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35  Vic Prinzi
40  Vince Gibson
41  Pat Versprille
42  Rod Ward
45  Bob Morris
47  Willie Gardner
48  Len Swantic
49  Leon Bryant
50  Leo Baggett
52  Bill Cullom
57  Ronnie King
61  Tommy Thompson
63  Jimmy Trado
64  Ray Staab

FLORIDA STATE 13, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 7

10/16/1954, RALEIGH, NC

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 17, 1954, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

RALEIGH, NC - Bogged down by their own mistakes for half the game, Florida State Seminoles hung to the clutch-passing arm of Quarterback Harry Massey for a 13-7 victory over North Carolina State here tonight.

A chilled crowd of 9,000 stuck to their seats as FSU came from behind with third and fourth quarter touchdowns, then held off a desperate Wolfpack counterattack.

Massey never moved off the bench during the first half.

But when FSU's offense cooled off, with the N. C. State goal in point-blank range, he twice came in to cash touchdowns, throwing once to Jimmy Lee Taylor for the payoff, again to Billy Graham.

Leonard Swantic, sophomore passing ace of a week ago, had Wolfpack defenders around his neck all night. Two of his pitches were intercepted before FSU struck for a completion.

N. C. State took a 7-0 lead in the first period, a 33-yard dash by Fullback Tom Langston setting it up.

The FSU line repulsed repeated Wolfpack threats. Sophomore Left Half George Marinkov provided a chronic headache. The breaks, firmly stacked against FSU in the first half, finally came the Seminoles way in the late stages to help them to their third straight success.

Mess of Trouble

The game got underway 10 minutes late following ceremonies marking the Wolfpacks first home game. A light rain an hour before game time dampened the field and FSU spirits. Sticking to the ground, N. C. State pounded to midfield after the kickoff. Al Pacifico put an end to it when he charged through to rack Langston for a yard loss on third down, forcing a punt.

FSU got into a mess of early trouble. Swantic skipped 13 yards around end but fumbled and Harry Lodge recovered for N. C. State at the FSU 36.

The Seminole forewall held and the Wolfpack punted again. The ball apparently rolled into the end zone for a touchback but an official ruled it out on the one-foot line. FSU promptly punted back with Freshman Fullback Pat Versprille toeing a 53-yard beaut to the N. C. State 47.

But Langston gave the home folks a big lift with a 33-yard sprint through the middle to put the Pack in business at the FSU 20. In seven plays, Langston paving the route with his fullback plunges, N. C. State scored. Eddie West's sneak from two yards out on third down climaxed it. Al D'Angelo kicked the point for 7-0.

Seminoles Get Going

On the first play of the second quarter, N. C. State found the chips still falling its way as Mike Nardone intercepted a Swantic pass and returned to the FSU 42. Tom Feamster discouraged George Marinkov with a minus-two tackle to stymie that one.

FSU was showing some alarming inability to hang onto the ball. N. C. State had its air guard up and Marinkov intercepted a long first-down Swantic pass. Brought it back to the Wolfpack 45. FSU's defense tightened and contained this threat. Finally, the Seminoles, who had handled the ball less than six times on offense, got going midway the second period. Swantic's running on the keep, coupled with a 10-yard strike to Billy Graham for the first pass completion of the evening; spurred a 50-yard march to the Wolfpack 26. There Swantic fumbled and Ben Kapp grabbed it for N. C.

With three minutes left in the half, Graham reeled off a sparkling 35-yard punt return to the N. C. 40. A 20-yarder, Vic Prinzi to Feamster, put FSU at the 20. But Prinzi, trying to throw again, was chased behind the midfield stripe, finally pitched to Lee Corso for a 17-yard loss. Swantic came back in but the rushers got him on his pass tries, too, and N. C. State finally took over at its 48. A minute later the half ended.

The shivering crowd cheered a halftime show by lightly clad FSU circus performers.

Crowd Passer

FSU took the second-half kick and discovered early that Wolfpack still knew how to crowd the passer. After a Swantic-Corso pass gained nine, D'Angelo smashed Swantic for minus 11 the next play. Versprille punted - another beaut, 63 yards to the N. C. 19.

At long last, FSU forged a break of its own. Langston fumbled at the 25 and tackle Al Makowiecki covered it for the tribe. Swantic passed to Graham for nine. Graham then bulled to a first down on the 13. Ronnie King dropped Swantic's end zone aerial. Came fourth down with six to go at the nine. Senior quarterback Harry Massey entered the fray for the first time, passed to Jimmy Lee Taylor in the flats for a touchdown. Graham's conversion was good but FSU drew a holding penalty. His second boot, from the 17, missed and it was 7-6.

Marinkov was almost away on the kickoff. He took it on the three, danced to the FSU 31 before Miamian Bill Weaver grabbed him by a heel. It was a 66-yard return. Jimmy Trado and Weaver made key tackles in a successful stand. And after four downs, N. C. was still at the 31.

Blocked Punt

After a punt exchange, FSU got bottled up on its 11 as a result of more trouble trying to pass. Massey punted to FSU's 44.

Quickly, the complexion changed, The Wolfpack drew a holding penalty. Billy Franklin, back to pass, was stacked for minus 12 on the N. C. 29.

Massey returned the punt to the FSU 48 as the third quarter ended. Swantic got three. Corso dug for 13 to the 36. Swantic passed 13 yards to Corso, 10 to Graham to ramrod a push to the eight. Griner crashed to the three. Swantic called a pass, it failed. Massey came in. Corso got nothing and a fourth down throw failed.

When Marinkov tried to punt, Freshman End Ronnie Schomburger broke through to partially block it. Marinkov picked up the ball and ran it to the 13 but officials turned it over to FSU at the three on a rule that says a receiving team must have a chance to field the ball after it passes the line of scrimmage.

On second down, Massey passed to Graham for the TD on a four-yard play. Graham's kick made it 13-7.

Moments later, Marinkov took a direct snap and scooted 52 yards to the FSU 29 before Graham nabbed him from behind. Fourth and two at the 20 and Feamster bagged Marinkov, trying to sweep, at the 21.

With two minutes to go, West and Marinkov worked a 36-yard pass play to the FSU 38 where Bill Cullom made the stop. Again the Seminoles held, took over at the 26, ran the clock out.

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

1st   0- 7  Opp, 2, run (kick), 1:50 
3rd   6- 7  Jimmy Lee Taylor, 8, pass from Harry Massey (Billy Graham, kick failed), 9:25 
4th  13- 7  Billy Graham, 3, pass from Harry Massey (Billy Graham, kick), 9:30 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 11 6 Rushes-yards 105 183 Passing 62 40 Att-Comp-Int 22-9-2 7-3-0 Total Yards 167 223 Fumble Returns 2-0 2-0 Punts 5-44.4 7-33.6 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 4-2 Penalties-Yds 60 30 Attendance 9,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Billy Graham 8- 46 Lee Corso 7- 22 Len Swantic 12- 16 Receiving Jimmy Lee Taylor 0- 0 Billy Graham 0- 0 Passing Len Swantic 15- 5-2- 49 Harry Massey 4- 2-0- 12 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Al Makowiecki . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ron Schomburger . . . . . . . . . . 1 . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LH   11  Lee Corso
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
FB   25  Joe Holt
RH   27  Billy Graham
LE   34  Ron Schomburger
RT   43  Bob Barber
QB   48  Len Swantic
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
C    59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   11  Lee Corso
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
LB   25  Joe Holt
DB   27  Billy Graham
LE   34  Ron Schomburger
RT   43  Bob Barber
DB   48  Len Swantic
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
MG   59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
10  Billy Odom
16  Billy Weaver
18  Buck Metts
19  Bob Grenn
21  John Griner
26  Charlie Jacobs
30  Hobo Ackerman
31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
32  Ted Rodrigue
35  Vic Prinzi
37  Harry Massey
##  NAME
-----------------------------
40  Vince Gibson
41  Pat Versprille
44  Bud Leonard
46  Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
50  Leo Baggett
51  Don Powell
52  Bill Cullom
57  Ronnie King
63  Jimmy Trado
64  Ray Staab

AUBURN 33, FLORIDA STATE 0

10/23/1954, AUBURN, AL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 24, 1954, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

AUBURN, AL - As a photographer from a national magazine caught him in color from the sidelines, end Jim Pyburn spread it on thick for the All-American billing soon to come his way and led Auburn's powerful Plainsmen to a 33-0 trimming of an outgunned Florida State University football team here Saturday afternoon.

Before 15,000 whooping partisans, the 180-pound star turned two passes into 28 and 65-yard gains, setting up one touchdown at the three and scoring on the longer reception. He blocked a punt, helped pave the way to another TD with a nine-yard run on an end-around and did himself proud defensively.

Pressed by FSU defenders all of the afternoon, Pyburn caught only those two passes. They were enough.

The zigging and zagging of halfback Fob James, the masterful quarterbacking of Bobby Freeman and the demon tackling of Bob Scarbrough were other heavy factors that contributed to FSU's worst licking under Tom Nugent.

FSU bowed stubbornly. Three of the Auburn scores came the hard way, from one yard out or less. The 65-yard pass play and James' 37-yard prance were the flashy ones.

Auburn stepped out to a 7-0 first-quarter lead, marching 45 yards after recovering an FSU fumble with Freeman barging over from the one. It was 20-0 at halftime, with Pyburn's first pass grab paving James' scoring smack from the one and the 65-yard collaboration with Freeman accounting for for the third TD.

Fine Third Quarter

The Seminoles banded together for a fine third quarter stand but the Tigers added two touchdowns in the closing quarter on James' 37-yarder, coming after another recovery of an FSU fumble, and Dave Middleton's payoff squeeze from the one foot line following a drive from midfield.

FSU had its moments - notably Buddy Reynolds' 54-yard run that produced a futile threat that extended to the Auburn one - but it was not the Seminoles' day.

Their passing was sharp at times and netted 12 completions from 23 throws for 157 yards. The figures, however, tell little of the story, for Auburn rushed hard and dragged FSU pitchers down for numerous losses.

Auburn hit but three of nine aerials but they were good for 103 yards and the Tigers poured on a ground attack that yielded 296 yards.

Streak Ended

The decision ended a three game FSU victory streak, evened the season record at 3-3. For Auburn, it stopped a three game victory drought and brought the Tigers to 2-3 for the campaign.

Two lightning thrusts moved Auburn quickly into FSU territory following the opening kickoff. On the first play, Dave Middleton swept behind fine blocking by Joe Childress 14 yards to the Tiger 35.

After Bob Crenshaw struck Childress for a yard loss and a Bobby Freeman pass fell incomplete, Childress galloped on a draw play 38 yards to the Seminole 28. Al Pacifico nailed Childress for minus two in leading a successful stand. Bobby Adams punted over the FSU goal after another pass failed. Len Swantic's 21 yards in two jaunts spurred FSU out of the hole but Billy Graham fumbled when Bob Scarbrough hit him and Freeman recovered for Auburn at the FSU 45.

The Tigers scored in eight plays. Big blows were Middleton's 20-yard scamper on the belly play to the 22 and Johhny Adams' 10-yard smash to the five. Freeman crashed over from the one on third down and Childress converted for 7-0.

Power Running

Some power running by Joe Holt helped FSU to its 40 following the kick but Scarbrough slapped Vic Prinzi for minus five to nip that start. Pat Versprille's high punt traveled only 27 yards to the Auburn 38.

Fob James showed his slick elusiveness by evading three tacklers on a five yard run but Freeman slipped and fell for a three yard loss and James' punt was returned by Versprille to the FSU 27.

Prinzi completed a seven yard aerial to Jimmy Trado but Jimmy Long bagged him for minus five next time. A third pass try failed and Versprille punted 41 yards as the quarter ended.

In eight plays, with James running eight, six and 33 yards in three trips and Howell Tubbs passing 10 yards to Long for the big licks, Auburn pounded to the FSU two where Tubbs fumbled and Jerry Jacobs covered it for the Seminoles.

Three runs netted nothing. Buck Metts got a reverse bounce when his punt struck and Auburn had another crack from the FSU 33.

Third down on the 31 and Freeman found Pyburn with a 28-yard pass to the three. James went over from the one on second down and Childress swung his toe for 14-0.

FSU Moves

After the kick, with Harry Massey in at quarterback, FSU started to move from its 25. Billy Odom got 12. Massey passed to Bud Leonard for four. Odom picked up three more and Massey passed to Tom Feamster for 13 to the Auburn 44.

After Massey lost 11 trying to throw, he hit Graham with a screen pass and it was turned into a 35-yard gain to the Tiger 20. But guard Chuck Maxime socked Massey for a 12-yard loss.

Trying to run on fourth down, Versprille was stopped at the 35. Auburn took over. Freeman promptly hit Pyburn with a bullet at midfield and the sturdy end galloped the rest of the route on a 65-yard touchdown play. Ronnie Schomburger partially blocked Childress' point try and it stood 20-0.

With two minutes to go in the half FSU forged a threat when Ted Rodrigue passed to Versprille for a 46-yard strike to the Auburn 33, but the Tigers held and time ran out.

The FSU Circus and band gave out with a stirring halftime show.

Net Gains - Zero

Halftime statistics showed FSU with a net gain of exactly zero rushing and with 113 air yards on six pass completions in 12 throws. Auburn had racked 166 yards on the ground, 103 yards via air, hitting three of six passes, and had out-first downed the Seminoles, 11 to five.

John Griner brought the second-half kickoff up to the FSU 36. A Swantic pass to Graham moved the Tribe to the 45. Trying to pitch again, Swantic was hit at the 40.

An exchange of punts gave FSU the ball again at its 37. Auburn's air guard was up and FSU got no further than the 41.

There was another kicking swap with FSU gaining on the transaction after Adams' punt netted but 25 to the 50. The FSU line was looking sharp stopping the plunges of Childress. The hard-charging Tiger forewall was very much in there too.

Rodrigue and Graham were stacked for losses of 10 and five yards back to the 35. Pyburn crashed in to block Prinzi's punt and Auburn had an opportunity at the FSU 27. But the Plainsmen failed to cash it.

Childress fumbled for a four-yard setback. Freeman lost three trying to run on the option. When James, back to punt on fourth down, tried to run, the Seminoles got him at the 38 and took over there.

Reynolds Gallops

From a winged formation, Reynolds, the freshman from West Palm Beach, took a handoff and sliced off left tackle on a 54-yard gallop to the Auburn eight. Freeman brought him down. Massey passed to Graham at the three. Then sneaked for two to the one. Here, FSU was denied as George Atkins tackled Holt hard. The fullback fumbled and Freeman nabbed the ball for Auburn at the two.

Auburn moved to its 33 on steady line whacks before punting to the FSU 30 on the first play of the last quarter.

Jerry Elliott's recovery of a Reynolds fumble at the FSU 38 set the stage for Auburn's fourth TD early in the fourth quarter. On third down, James danced 37 yards down the sidelines for the payoff. Tubbs passed to Elliott for the point and 27-0.

Next time they got the ball, the Tigers drove methodically for 52 yards and TD No. 5. James Childress and Pyburn on a nine-yard end-around were the top guns. Middleton scored from one-foot out. Lee Corso blocked the point attempt to hold it at 33-0.

That was just about the tale. At game's end, Auburn was moving from the shadow of its goal following a 58-yard punt by Buck Metts to the Tiger eight.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
AUBURN
7
13
0
13
33

1st   0- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 8:50 
2nd   0-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 7:10 
      0-20  Opp, 65, pass (kick blocked by Ron Schomburger)
4th   0-27  Opp, 37, run (pass)
      0-33  Opp, 1, run (kick blocked by Lee Corso)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 9 18 Rushes-yards 44 296 Passing 157 103 Att-Comp-Int 23-12-0 9-3-0 Total Yards 201 399 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 8-31.3 5-29.2 Fumbles-Lost 2 1 Penalties-Yds 25 5 Attendance 15,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Burt "Buddy" Reynolds 3- 62 Billy Odom 2- 15 Lee Corso 5- 15 Receiving Pat Versprille 1- 46 Billy Graham 3- 45 Tom Feamster 3- 44 Billy Odom 1- 9 Jimmy Trado 1- 7 Bud Leonard 1- 3 Passing Harry Massey 9- 6-0- 87 Ted Rodrigue 6- 2-0- 55 Len Swantic 5- 3-0- 8 Vic Prinzi 3- 1-0- 7 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ron Schomburger . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Jerry Jacobs . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Lee Corso . . . . . . . . . . 1 . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LH   11  Lee Corso
FB   21  John Griner
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
RH   27  Billy Graham
LE   34  Ron Schomburger
RT   43  Bob Barber
QB   48  Len Swantic
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
C    59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   11  Lee Corso
LB   21  John Griner
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
DB   27  Billy Graham
LE   34  Ron Schomburger
RT   43  Bob Barber
DB   48  Len Swantic
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
MG   59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
    Bill Musselman
    Mercury Paskalakis
10  Billy Odom
18  Buck Metts
19  Bob Grenn
22  Carl Grenn
23  Ham Bisbee
25  Joe Holt
26  Charlie Jacobs
30  Hobo Ackerman
31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
32  Ted Rodrigue
35  Vic Prinzi
##  NAME
-----------------------------
37  Harry Massey
40  Vince Gibson
41  Pat Versprille
44  Bud Leonard
46  Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
47  Willie Gardner
50  Leo Baggett
51  Don Powell
52  Bill Cullom
57  Ronnie King
61  Tommy Thompson
63  Jimmy Trado
64  Ray Staab

FLORIDA STATE 33, VIRGINIA MILITARY 19

10/30/1954, Lynchburg, Va

From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 31, 1954, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

LYNCHBURG, VA - Victor Prinzi, a freshman quarterback out of Waverly, NY, passed for three touchdowns and ran for one other to ramrod Florida State's on-again-off-again Seminoles to a 33-19 triumph over a fighting Virginia Military Institute squad here this afternoon.

The 180-pound, six-footer, Prinzi was not even listed in the program of Lynchburg's first annual Jaycee Bowl but a shivering crowd of 7,000 Virginians will long remember a spectacular arm that turned a 13-13 tie into an emphatic FSU victory.

It was late in the third quarter when Prinzi, who had run five yards for a TD that gave FSU a 13-7 lead, worked his big wonders. VMI had just deadlocked the score.

Three TD Passes

In a grand total of five FSU offensive plays running into the fourth period, Prinzi passed four times. Three went for touchdowns on 53, 55 and 45-yard plays. Ronnie Schomburger, a freshman end from Pittsburgh, caught the two longer ones, John Griner the other. It was 33-13 before the VMI boys knew what hit them.

Len Swantic passed 45 yards to Billy Odom for FSU's initial touchdown the first time the Seminoles got the ball. All told, FSU struck for 245 air yards on seven completions in 13 tries.

Senior quarterback Dave Woolwine kept the Keydets close most of the afternoon with some fancy pitching himself. He threw for the Keydets' first score, set the stage for the other two with his passes. VMI completed 15 of 21 for 194 yards, ran up an impressive 213 rushing sum and led in first downs, 18 to eight.

Coach Tom Nugent continued to give his young candidates plenty of experience. He emptied the bench before the first half ended.

For FSU, it was victory No. 4 in seven starts. VMI has lost five of seven. The Keydets had wanted badly to upset FSU and Nugent, who coached them for four years. They made it interesting all the way, and, for awhile, it appeared they were on their way to success.

Prinzi got his big chance because of a knee injury that hobbled senior quarterback Harry Massey, after this day, he'll have plenty of others.

Seminoles Kick

FSU won the toss and surprised by kicking off. Three VMI plays lost a yard and Buck Metts was stopped for no return on the punt at the FSU 40.

Six plays brought a touchdown. Billy Odom and Metts rammed for two yards apiece. Len Swantic slapped an 8-yard pass into Odom's hands to put the Tribe on the VMI 48. A pass fell astray before Joe Holt dug for three. Swantic bootlegged the ball on a sweep, suddenly whipped and passed down the middle to a fast-stepping Odom who had no difficulty going the route for a 45-yard payoff. Billy Graham's kick brought it to 7-0.

Dale Vaughn's slick return of the kickoff put VMI in business at its 38. With Mike Foley spurring a hard-running game, VMI drove in five plays to the FSU 38. Quarterback Dave Woolwine stepped back and fired to end Tom Dooley who stumbled, recovered and rambled on for six points. Woolwine's conversion tied it at 7-7.

Corso Returns

The Seminoles moved in their "Tuck" team and Lee Corso hauled in the kickoff, lit out for the sidelines and dashed 67 yards to the VMI 18. Corso whacked off six more. Carl Grenn swept for four and Corso pounded for seven to the three. After Woolwine smacked Grenn for a 2-yard loss, Prinzi went wide on a quarterback-keep for five and the TD. Harry Massey's boot missed and it stood 13-7.

Dooley brought the kick back to the VMI 40 and the Keydets were on the march once more. FSU had seven freshmen in the lineup now. Nick Servidio bucked for 11 and three yards. Woolwine got six and Foley 11 in a push to a first down at the FSU 29. But Woolwine fumbled on the last play of the quarter and Don Powell grabbed it at the 29 for the Seminoles.

A 29-yard fake-kick pass on third down - Metts to Holt - helped FSU to midfield but things played out there. After Metts punted to the VMI 13, FSU had a chance at the Keydets' 35 when Dooley's weak counter punt traveled only 15 yards.

Charging VMI linemen racked Metts and Swantic for sizable losses on successive plays. Prinzi fumbled on a sweep and Ray Collins covered it for VMI at the 50.

An Exchange

VMI passes failed. The teams exchanged punts again. Just before the half ran out, they exchanged pass interceptions too, with Charlie Boyd nabbing a Swantic pitch and Graham stealing a long Woolwine heave.

So far, VMI had out-first-downed FSU, six to four, out-rushed the Seminoles, 74 to 29. FSU had the passing edge, hitting four of seven for 93 yards versus VMI's four of nine for 63.

VMI still had a full head of steam. The Keydets took the second-half kick, started from their 29.

Servidio crashed the middle for 11 yards. Foley sprinted around end to the FSU 38, a 22-yard gain. Servidio and Woolwine moved the sticks to the 28. Foley took a pitchout and ripped 18 yards to the 10.

But, Vaughn, trying the middle, fumbled and Corso recovered for the Seminoles at the three. Three plays later Corso fumbled and Byrd got it for VMI at the 19. And two plays later, in this weird turnabout, Bob Crenshaw intercepted Woolwine's pass at the 17.

Pat Versprille slammed a 40-yard punt after a penalty backed FSU to the seven. VMI started at the FSU 43 after Woolwine's return.

Keydets Score

Foley picked up three and Servidio two to the 38. Collins made a sensational, twisting catch of Woolwine's pass at the three. Foley promptly rolled through the left side for the score. Royce Jones' conversion effort was wide and the 13-13 knot stuck.

Jimmy Trado carried the VMI kick 15 yards to the FSU 45. It looked like a rough day a moment later when Jones intercepted Swantic's throw at the VMI 37. But a roughing penalty stymied the Keydets and Versprille returned a punt 10 yards to the FSU 47.

Prinzi threw. Jones deflected it. Schomburger juggled it as he grasped at the 35 but hung on and raced for a touchdown on a 53-yard play. Prinzi got a bad snap, still managed to pass to Schomburger for the point but FSU was holding and Hobo Ackerman's boot from the 25 missed. It was 19-13.

On the fourth play of the fourth quarter, Prinzi again collaborated with Schomburger on a strikingly similar play. Schomburger juggled this one, too, as he evaded Foley and swept to the goal. This one covered 55 yards.

When a fourth-down VMI run was stopped by Griner, FSU had a chance from the VMI 45. Prinzi missed his first shot but got a bullseye on his second. Apparently trapped, he swished back and forth before heaving to Griner who gathered it and stepped across the double stripe. Corso's kick made it 33-13.

Fired by Woolwine's aerials, VMI drove 65 yards to a TD. A roughing penalty provided a setup at the FSU one and Foley slipped across. Corso blocked the point try to keep it 33-19. The rest was strictly anti-climax.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA MILITARY
7
0
6
6
19
FLORIDA STATE
13
0
6
14
33

1st   7- 0  Billy Odom, 45, pass from Len Swantic (Billy Graham, kick), 10:00
      7- 7  Opp, 38, pass (kick), 7:00 
     13- 7  Vic Prinzi, 5, run (Harry Massey, kick failed), 4:00 
3rd  13-13  Opp, 3, run (kick failed), 6:00 
     19-13  Ron Schomburger, 53, pass from Vic Prinzi (Hobo Ackerman, kick failed), 3:00 
4th  26-13  Ron Schomburger, 55, pass from Vic Prinzi (Billy Graham, kick)
     33-13  John Griner, 45, pass from Vic Prinzi (Lee Corso, kick), 11:00
     33-19  Opp, 1, run (kick blocked by Lee Corso), 6:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 8 18 Rushes-yards 67 213 Passing 245 194 Att-Comp-Int 13-7-3 28-15-2 Total Yards 312 407 Fumble Returns 3-0 2-0 Punts 3-36.3 6-29.8 Fumbles-Lost 2 3 Penalties-Yds 98 90 Attendance 7,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Vic Prinzi 0- 0 Receiving Ron Schomburger 2- 108 Joe Holt 1- 29 John Griner 0- 0 Billy Odom 0- 0 Passing Vic Prinzi 4- 3-1-153 Len Swantic 3- 1-2- 45 Buck Metts 1- 1-0- 29 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Billy Graham . . . . . 1- 29 . . . . . . Bob Crenshaw . . . . . 1- 8 . . . . . . Don Powell . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Lee Corso . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . 1 . Al Makowiecki . . . . . . . . . 1 . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LH   11  Lee Corso
FB   21  John Griner
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
RH   27  Billy Graham
LE   34  Ron Schomburger
RT   43  Bob Barber
QB   48  Len Swantic
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
C    59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   11  Lee Corso
LB   21  John Griner
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
DB   27  Billy Graham
LE   34  Ron Schomburger
RT   43  Bob Barber
DB   48  Len Swantic
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
MG   59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
    Bill Musselman
    Mercury Paskalakis
10  Billy Odom
18  Buck Metts
19  Bob Grenn
22  Carl Grenn
23  Ham Bisbee
25  Joe Holt
30  Hobo Ackerman
35  Vic Prinzi
37  Harry Massey
40  Vince Gibson
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Pat Versprille
44  Bud Leonard
46  Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
47  Willie Gardner
49  Leon Bryant
50  Leo Baggett
51  Don Powell
52  Bill Cullom
57  Ronnie King
61  Tommy Thompson
63  Jimmy Trado
64  Ray Staab

FLORIDA STATE 33, FURMAN 14

11/13/1954, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 14, 1954, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

Florida State danced to the smooth waltz of Harry Massey passes and the jitterbug strains of Lee Corso running as it swept Furman University off its football feet, 33-14, here Saturday afternoon.

A record Homecoming crowd of 14,112 clapped their hands.

Neither quarterback Massey nor lefthalf Corso were ever better. Senior Massey completed 15 of 22 passes for 196 yards. Sophomore Corso ran 14 times for 75 yards, caught seven passes for 87, scored three touchdowns.

Corso was also superb defensively. He made a tackle that caused a fumble that paved FSU's first touchdown and he intercepted his fourth pass of the season.

Not In Doubt

The issue, after the first couple of minutes, was not in doubt. FSU which found a scoring key early in each quarter, skipped to a 20-0 lead midway the second quarter, boosted it to 26-0 before Furman finally scratched scoring dirt.

It might have been worse. An incredible penalty assessment of 125-yards - versus 19 against Furman was a continuous roadblock. Both teams fumbled heavily. FSU got the better of the bobble exchange, recovering five of the seven Purple hurricane miscues. Furman got three of FSU's four.

Then, too, other FSU threats fizzled in the shadow of Furman's goal as Coach Tom Nugent looked to the future with liberal substitutions of reserves and freshmen.

A Futile Effort

Furman quarterback Jim Boyle, who took the cast off a broken hand earlier during the week, attempted in vain to match FSU at its own passing game. Star halfback John Popson showed early running form but was no major threat. Still, he picked up 67 yards in 10 rushes to run his season mark to 510 on an even 100 attempts.

Tackle Al Makowiecki was a terror up front and guard Webster Williams was a Furman standout.

Though FSU threw the ball more than in any game this season, hitting 19 of 32 for 266 yards, the Seminoles did flash a highly improved running game, paced by Corso and Billy Graham. Graham got 71 yards in 12 trips and FSU's rushing total was a creditable 173.

Thus the Seminoles ended a two-year victory famine against Furman and avenged the only Homecoming loss in their history which came by a 9-0 count at Hurricane hands in '52.

Early Furman Bid

Furman received the opening kick. On the second scrimmage play of the game, Popson took a Jim Boyle pitchout and steamed 36 yards around his left end to the FSU 47. But, on a similar pitchout moments later, Lee Corso drove in to viciously rack Joe Apello and force a fumble. Tom Feamster covered the bouncing ball for FSU at the Hurricane 40.

With an alert Harry Massey passing seven and 12 yards to Feamster, seven and six yards to Corso, FSU scored in seven plays. Corso went wide on a pitchout from the two, registered his first touchdown of the season. Billy Graham converted for 7-0.

The Seminoles were using a new draw play - a gimmick frequently used effectively against them - and it was paying off.

Fumble Exchange

Late in the quarter, Furman, on Jimmy Grant's 18-yard dash through the middle and Boyle's 21-yard pass to Popson, whipped to the FSU 42. Popson struck center for six but fumbled and FSU's Vic Prinzi got it at the 36.

The Tribe rolled on the running of Corso and Graham and Prinzi's 18-yard pass to Jimmy Lee Taylor. Things simmered down on the first play of the second quarter when guard Webster Williams, one of the best linemen on the field, hopped aboard Carl Grenn's fumble at the Furman 28.

Furman marched. Bobby Dellinger and Popson spun for five each. Boyle passed 12 yards to L. G. Hightower. Popson swept for nine to the FSU 41. Needing a yard for a first down, Boyle tried a flat pass. End Bud Leonard intercepted and sped, behind John Griner's big block of Dellinger, 60 yards to a touchdown. Hightower deflected Massey's extra point effort and it stayed 13-0.

Pass The Mark

FSU had already scored more points in less than two quarters than in the last two years against Furman.

More came quickly. With Massey back in the saddle, the Seminoles marched, following a Furman punt, 67 yards in seven plays to a third TD. Massey started it with a 25-yard pass to Corso. After a 15-yard clipping penalty, Massey sneaked for three, threw incomplete, passed to Corso for eight. After Graham picked up three, Massey threw to Ronnie Schomburger for a 35-yard gain on the Hurricane eight. Then Massey dashed - faking a pass on the run - around his right end for the remaining distance. Graham's conversion made it 20-0 with seven minutes left in the half.

Furman again drove, catapulted by a 41-yard pass play from Boyle to Bobby Stokes. And again a fumble stopped the Hurcs. After two passes fell astray, Boyle bobbled and FSU's Vince Gibson pounded on it at the Seminole 31.

With Massey aerials continuing to click, FSU pushed to the Furman 33. Two 15-yard penalties short-circuited the bid and when Prinzi came back on the scene Dellinger intercepted his pitch and carried it 23 yards to the FSU 37. Boyle passes failed to produce in the remaining seconds before the half as Al Pacifico led a hard-charging defense.

March From Kick

Taking the second-half kickoff, the Seminoles paraded 68 yards to TD No. 4 in 14 plays.

Massey passes consumed most of the yardage. One 18-yarder to Corso carried to the Furman seven but a clipping assessment placed FSU back on the 31. Prinzi came in to keep the drive alive. On a fourth-down keep, Prinzi sliced 16 yards to the eight. Corso found an opening at right tackle and bulled over. A penalty nullified the first point try and Feamster's kick from the 20 was wide, leaving it 26-0.

Feamster and Corso intercepted third-quarter passes that gave FSU shots from Furman's 39 and 36 but pass attempts by quarterbacks Len Swantic and Ted Rodrigue misfired. Corso made a dazzling return on his pass-steal 30 yards to the 12. A clipping call erased all but six yards of the run. It was Corso's fourth interception of the season.

Furman tallied with 25 seconds to go in the quarter. On its 24 after a punt, FSU was knocked back to its six by a pair of penalties.

Rodrigue fumbled a handoff. The ball rolled into the end zone and freshman guard Jack Anderson, who had just entered the game, recovered for six Furman points. Gus Pringle's toe brought the score to 26-7.

A 76-yard drive brought FSU's fifth score early in the last quarter. Graham twice ran for 15 yards in leading to the Furman 35. Massey and Corso teamed to climax it with a 26-yard touchdown on a pass. Corso gathered the strike in on the 13 and neatly evaded Furman defenders in a cutback. Massey converted for 33-7.

Stopped at Six

Ray Staab's recovery of Furman quarterback Dick Koln's fumble at the Hurricane 14 a couple of minutes later but the Seminoles could not cash the opportunity, finally yielding the ball on downs at the six.

Apello provided a thrill when, apparently trapped behind the line of scrimmage, he reversed his field, got loose and raced 77 yards to the FSU one before Buck Metts chased him out of bounds. A penalty dropped Furman back to the six but Boyle slipped through from there to score. Dellinger's kick moved the tally to 33-14.

Billy Odom returned the kick 30 yards to the FSU 40. Prinzi passed 31 yards to Metts, 16 to Mercury Paskalakis to spur the Tribe to the Hurricane 11. The effort played out as further passes failed.

The teams swapped punts and it was over.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FURMAN
0
0
7
7
14
FLORIDA STATE
7
13
6
7
33

1st   7- 0  Lee Corso, 5, run (Billy Graham, kick), 8:59 
2nd  13- 0  Bud Leonard, 60, interception return (Harry Massey, kick blocked), 12:41
     20- 0  Harry Massey, 8, run (Billy Graham, kick), 7:00 
3rd  26- 0  Lee Corso, 8, run (Tom Feamster, kick failed)
     26- 7  Opp, 0, fumble recovery/return (kick), 0:25 
            Note: Ted Rodrigue fumbled the handoff, the ball rolled into
                  the end zone and was recovered.                       
4th  33- 7  Lee Corso, 26, pass from Harry Massey (Harry Massey, kick)
     33-14  Opp, 6, run (kick), 6:53 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 9 Rushes-yards 173 163 Passing 266 69 Att-Comp-Int 32-19-1 14-6-3 Total Yards 439 232 Interception Ret. 3-66 1-23 Fumble Returns 5-0 3-0 Punts 3-43.0 4-41.0 Fumbles-Lost 4-3 7-5 Penalties-Yds 11-125 4-19 Attendance 14,112 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lee Corso 14- 75 Billy Graham 12- 71 Harry Massey 0- 0 Receiving Lee Corso 7- 87 Tom Feamster 4- 43 Passing Harry Massey 22-15-0-196 Vic Prinzi 7- 3-1- 62 Punting Harry Massey 2- 106 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bud Leonard . . . . . 1- 60 . . . . . . Tom Feamster . . . . . 1- 0 . . 1- 0 1 . . Lee Corso . . . . . 1- 6 . . . 1 . . Vic Prinzi . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Vince Gibson . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ray Staab . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
LH   11  Lee Corso
RH   18  Buck Metts
FB   21  John Griner
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
LE   34  Ron Schomburger
QB   35  Vic Prinzi
RT   43  Bob Barber
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
C    59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   11  Lee Corso
DB   18  Buck Metts
LB   21  John Griner
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
LE   34  Ron Schomburger
DB   35  Vic Prinzi
RT   43  Bob Barber
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
MG   59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
    Bill Musselman
    Mercury Paskalakis
10  Billy Odom
19  Bob Grenn
22  Carl Grenn
23  Ham Bisbee
25  Joe Holt
27  Billy Graham
30  Hobo Ackerman
31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
37  Harry Massey
40  Vince Gibson
41  Pat Versprille
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Bud Leonard
46  Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
47  Willie Gardner
48  Len Swantic
49  Leon Bryant
50  Leo Baggett
51  Don Powell
52  Bill Cullom
57  Ronnie King
61  Tommy Thompson
63  Jimmy Trado
64  Ray Staab

FLORIDA STATE 47, STETSON 6

11/20/1954, DELAND, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 21, 1954, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

DELAND, FL - Florida State worked the passing arm of Harry Massey to pave an early two-touchdown lead, then turned its ground troops loose to do most of the rest as the Seminoles assured their best season since 1951 by walloping an outmanned Stetson University team, 47-6, here tonight.

A game band of Hatters averted a shutout in the final minutes when Gene Stephenson smacked over from two yards out following Jack Wuenchel's 36-yard runback of an intercepted pass to the FSU five.

The decision, FSU's sixth victory in its last seven starts moved the season mark of Tom Nugent's team to 6-3 with Mississippi Southern and Tampa still to be faced.

A slim turnout of 2,500 saw Nugent clear his bench as FSU raced to a 21-0 halftime lead.

Stetson, with noble effort by quarterback Dick Saltrick, halfback Stephenson and end Mark Hoffard, forged occasional threats against FSU reserves, but spirit wasn't enough.

A bit of early running steam carried Stetson within six yards of the midfield stripe after the opening kick. Saltrick fired a long pass to Hoffard at the FSU 10 but the end coughed up the ball when Billy Graham tackled him. A fat chance went by the boards.

Saltrick's punt was a pitiful 8-yarder to the FSU 48. In four plays the Seminoles scored. Graham got eight. Massey and Joe Holt collaborated on a 24-yard pass. After an offsides penalty against the tribe, Lee Corso dashed for six. Then Massey found Feamster with a 19-yard pitch for his sixth TD toss of the season. Graham's toe made it 7-0 with nine minutes to go in the quarter.

FSU marched 70 yards for another touchdown its next turn with the ball. A 15-yard smash by Holt, Massey's 14 and eight-yard bullets to Corso and Feamster and consistent short bursts by Graham were the big items. Corso sliced to the right from six yards out for his fourth touchdown in the last two games. Massey's kick moved it to 14-0 just before the first quarter ran out.

Individual heroics by Hoffard stopped FSU's third probe at the Stetson 13. Led by freshman Vic Prinzi, FSU had penetrated to the six. Hoffard socked Tommy Thompson for a two-yard loss, then intercepted when Prinzi threw desperately as Hatter rushers crowded him.

Stetson marched on penalties and Saltrick passes to its 45.

Odom Scampers

When Stetson finally punted, Billy Odom, an ex-Hatter, picked up the low boot on the 20 and danced past half a dozen defenders on an 80-yard touchdown run. Len Swantic passed to Jimmy Trado for the point and 21-0.

Stetson could cut no further ice in the first half, but Seminole reserves found clutch operation tough and Massey came in to boot FSU's first punt. It was a beautiful 40 yards to the Hatter one. After Stetson replied with a punt, Jack Wuenchel intercepted Massey's strike at the 10 to hold the status quo at the halftime whistle.

Florida State paraded 71 yards from the second-half kickoff to its fourth TD. Carl Grenn turned in some fancy gains as the Seminoles stuck to the ground. Prinzi climaxed it with a scoring sweep on the "keep" from 25 yards out as Jimmy Trado and Thompson swept the path with blocks. Prinzi missed the point, leaving it 27-0.

Vince Gibson, junior from Birmingham, paved No. 5. He blocked an Art Parks' punt but FSU was offside and the play was nullified. On the next play, at the Stetson 25, the slashing guard again cracked through to take Park's punt on the chest. Bud Leonard covered the bouncing ball at the five. Buddy Reynolds promptly pounded over for six points. Massey's conversion was wide.

A 14-yard center smash by Saltrick took Stetson to midfield and spurred first venture into FSU territory. Wide runs by Gene Stephenson led all the way to the 11 before gas ran out.

Early in the final period, with Stetson backed up inside its 20, Wuenchel, back to punt, passed instead. Guard Jerry Jacobs intercepted at the 19 and rambled over the goal. Feamster's conversion from 17 yards out after a penalty brought it to 40-0.

Florida State's final touchdown came on a 78-yard run by Buck Metts, with the clock having run out while the play was in progress.

Much of the crowd had gone home when Stetson scored. Wuenchel intercepted Ted Rodrigue's pass on the FSU 31 and returned to the 6. Three plays later, Gene Stephenson crashed over from the 1.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
14
7
12
14
47
STETSON
0
0
0
6
6

1st   7- 0  Tom Feamster, 19, pass from Harry Massey (Billy Graham, kick), 9:00 
     14- 0  Lee Corso, 6, run (Harry Massey, kick)
2nd  21- 0  Billy Odom, 80, punt return/blocked punt (Jimmy Trado, pass from Len Swantic), 6:00 
3rd  27- 0  Vic Prinzi, 25, run (Vic Prinzi, kick failed), 10:45
     33- 0  Burt "Buddy" Reynolds, 5, run (Harry Massey, kick failed)
4th  40- 0  Jerry Jacobs, 19, interception return (Tom Feamster, kick), 12:44
     40- 6  Opp, 1, run (kick failed), 0:45 
     47- 6  Buck Metts, 78, run (Bud Leonard, kick), 0:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 12 Rushes-yards 326 117 Passing 82 28 Att-Comp-Int 16-7-4 21-6-1 Total Yards 408 145 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 3-36.0 9-23.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-1 Penalties-Yds 80 35 Attendance 2,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lee Corso 0- 0 Buck Metts 0- 0 Vic Prinzi 0- 0 Burt "Buddy" Reynolds 0- 0 Receiving Tom Feamster 2- 27 Joe Holt 1- 24 Lee Corso 1- 14 Passing Harry Massey 0- 4-1- 65 Punt Return Billy Odom 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jerry Jacobs . . . . . 1- 20 . . . . . . Bill Cullom . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Vince Gibson . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Billy Graham . . . . . . . . . 1 . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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LH   11  Lee Corso
RH   18  Buck Metts
FB   21  John Griner
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
LE   34  Ron Schomburger
QB   37  Harry Massey
RT   43  Bob Barber
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
C    59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   11  Lee Corso
DB   18  Buck Metts
LB   21  John Griner
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
LE   34  Ron Schomburger
DB   37  Harry Massey
RT   43  Bob Barber
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
MG   59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
    Bill Musselman
    Mercury Paskalakis
10  Billy Odom
19  Bob Grenn
22  Carl Grenn
23  Ham Bisbee
25  Joe Holt
27  Billy Graham
30  Hobo Ackerman
31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
35  Vic Prinzi
40  Vince Gibson
41  Pat Versprille
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Bud Leonard
46  Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
47  Willie Gardner
48  Len Swantic
49  Leon Bryant
50  Leo Baggett
51  Don Powell
52  Bill Cullom
57  Ronnie King
61  Tommy Thompson
63  Jimmy Trado
64  Ray Staab

FLORIDA STATE 19, MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN 18

11/27/1954, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 28, 1954, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

A slightly incredible Florida State, looking mighty like a football team that would not be beaten, thumbed its proud nose at the staggering odds and overcame a bewildered Mississippi Southern outfit, 19-18, here Saturday afternoon.

As 6,700 wind-whipped customers looked on in disbelief, the Seminoles ripped Southern's enormous linemen like few folks have in three years.

FSU rolled up an astounding 200 yards against the big line. A fired-up defense held Southern's touted runners to 163 on the ground. Southern turned desperately to George Herring's passes but, though he hit Hub Waters for two touchdowns, he completed only seven of 24.

Southern struck first after Carl Bolt returned the opening kick 73 yards. FSU replied rapidly for a 6-6 tie on Harry Massey's 20-yard pass to Lee Corso. Southern vaulted back, led 12-6 at the half. Billy Graham put FSU ahead early in the third quarter with a 31-yard run. The margin was quickly upped to 19-12 on Massey's 22-yard TD pass to Tom Feamster. Southern's final score, on the second payoff pitch of Herring to Waters, was in vain.

Feamster caught his 26th pass of the campaign, breaking the school record of 24 set by Curt Campbell in '52.

Flock of Stars

Quarterback Massey, a Mississippi gambler from way back, shuffled his deck of plays as though the cards were marked and there was nothing about which to fret. He called Southern's hand with a daring running game that startled the foe from the start. He rationed his aces cautiously, passing seven times, completing four - two for his seventh and eighth touchdown strikes of the season.

But Massey was almost a lesser hero this day.

Heavy credit must go to fullback Joe Holt, who scored not at all but repeatedly racked enemy ball-carriers from his linebacking post, struck for key gains on offense, and - all important - blocked a Southern conversion attempt that might have brought a tie.

And to tackle Don Powell, who played what Coach Tom Nugent called a "dream game" at tackle after star Al Makowiecki was helped off the field on the fourth play of the game with a dislocated elbow. One sad note: it was Makowiecki's last appearance in an FSU lineup for the injury will definitely keep him out Saturday against Tampa.

All The Way

And to center Bob Crenshaw, who played all 60 minutes, teamed with Holt for brilliant linebacking, intercepting a pass and recovering a fumble.

And to Graham, whose 31-yard touchdown run was made possible by flawless assignments carried out by teammates. Graham, who gained 82 yards on 11 rushes, kicked the extra point that proved to be the difference.

Add ends Jimmy Lee Taylor and Feamster, who must have played their best games ever. And guard Al Pacifico, a terror throughout. Plus backs Corso, Buck Metts and Billy Odom, who contributed much.

That's still not justice to all. ... It was as much of a team victory as any in FSU history.

Trouble, Trouble

FSU was in trouble from the moment Southern sent eight captains to midfield to meet Seminole leader Harry Massey, who beat the odds, won the toss, and choose to kick.

With a stiff wind to FSU's back, Massey's choice was good strategy - but only for a moment. Carl Bolt, captain-elect of the Washington and Lee team before the outfit folded early this year, took Feamster's deep kickoff eight yards inside the goal line and was off to the races. Massey finally brought him down after an official 73-yard runback at the FSU 27.

It took five plays for a payoff.

Bolt got two. A pass fell incomplete. Herring slipped to the 19 on the "keep," and Brooks Tisdale dug for a first down at the 16. Herring then passed to Waters, who juggled the ball at the goal, finally gained possession, and stepped across for six points. Tisdale's conversion was wide.

Quick Comeback

Stung by the injury of Makowiecki, when he stopped Herring on his run, FSU pounded back.

Southern made a bid with an onside kick, which Joe Holt nixed with a five-yard return to the FSU 40. Corso shot through for six and Odom for four. Corso got four and Odom eight to the 38. The Odom tucked the leather under his arm twice more and whacked to the 27. A Southern offsides moved the ball to the 22 and Corso picked up two to the 20. Pronto, Massey nailed Corso with a bullet at the 10 and the soph halfback ran wide for the touchdown. Massey's point try was wide and it stayed 6-6.

The Southerners turned 160-pound fullback Smallwood loose after the kick was returned to the visitors' 30 by Tisdale. Smallwood hit right tackle for 11 and Tisdale found a hole in the middle for 17 to the FSU 42. Bolt got two and Smallwood smashed to the 29. Herring found Tisdale with a 12-yard pass to the 17. Smallwood cut loose for nine and Tisdale for six to the two. In two sneaks, Herring pushed across. The wind toyed with Tisdale's boot again to keep it 12-6.

Back and Forth

Taylor returned another short Southern kickoff to the FSU 40. But the Seminoles could not go and after Waters socked Vic Prinzi for an 8-yard loss, Buck Metts punted 41 yards to Southern's 27. Taylor dropped Tisdale for a 3-yard loss as the quarter ended.

Herring replied with a 40-yard punt to FSU's 35. Metts notched 10 yards in two rushes. Billy Graham got two and Massey passed to Feamster for 10. Graham whipped off 11, then four to the 29.

But Jack Speracino intercepted Massey's hurried pass when Jerry Taylor rushed him and stepped to the Southern 40.

An 18-yard aerial, Herring to Curry Juneau, was the major blow in a push to the FSU 31. It played out when Herring fumbled and Bob Crenshaw covered it for the Tribe at the 33.

Another Steal

With Holt, Odom and Graham leading a running charge, FSU penetrated to the Southern 47. Brick Mason's interception of Massey's deep pass, with a 13-yard return to the 28, stopped that one.

An on-again-off-again rain began to fall.

Herring, with the help of the wind, punted across the FSU goal 67 yards away and the Seminoles started from their 20 after the touchback.

Prinzi was racked for minus 10 and the Tribe was in trouble. Versprille punted and Jackie Howard returned nine yards to the FSU 40. Taylor crashed through to dump Herring for a loss of 12 to Southern's 48. It might have been the most important play of the first half for FSU. Southern had to punt again and FSU stuck to the ground as the clock ticked the second quarter away.

FSU Goes Ahead

Southern took the second-half kick, maneuvered to its 46. Three passes netted nothing and Southern drew the first 15-yard penalty of the afternoon, for roughing. Herring punted 38 yards to the FSU 31.

FSU rolled.

Holt slashed off 10, Graham nine more to the 50. Southern stopped two running efforts but Massey jump-passed to Feamster for 15 yards. It was a "crucial" third-down play.

Graham hit for four. On a quick "trap," Graham moved off right tackle, cut wide and danced clear for 31 yards and a touchdown. Graham swung his toe and FSU was ahead of Southern for the first time in history, 13-12. Eight minutes were left in the quarter.

Mason returned Feamster's booming boot to the 21. Feamster slapped Smallwood down for minus four, passes failed and Herring punted to the Seminole 45.

Fumble Exchange

FSU ripped again but Odom fumbled and Al Tregle got it at the Southern 33. Tisdale ran to the 43, fumbled, and Waters recovered, but Southern was holding and was penalized to the 17. Three plays later, Ted Trenton fumbled and Al Pacifico hopped aboard for FSU at the 22.

Southern called time out. It was in vain. Feamster whirled, reached and tipped a Massey pass within grabbing distance, rambled to a touchdown. Massey's kick missed, leaving it 19-12.

A roughing-the-kicker penalty on Herring's punt gave Southern life a few moments later at FSU's 46. Herring passed to Taylor at the 27. Corso nipped it with an interception which he returned to the 21. The Miami boy had just entered the game.

Stymied, Massey punted 27 yards to Southern's 45 as the fourth quarter opened. The enemy turned loose its troops from there.

Not Enough

Smallwood pounded for eight and Herring for 11. Bolt got six and Smallwood four. Then Bolt picked up three and 12 to the 11. Herring hit Waters with a scoring pass from there. joe Holt broke through and blocked Bolt's point try to hold things at 19-18.

With Corso, Massey and Graham dashing, FSU drove to Southern's 46. Holt slipped from the "I" for 18 to the 20 a couple of plays later. After Graham got six, Waters struck Corso for minus 10.

Massey punted beautifully, to the one-foot line.

Bolt's running took Southern to the 23 but when Herring tried to pass on a fourth-and-three situation, the strike fell astray and FSU took over with two minutes left.

FSU dallied with the clock and Southern finally got another chance with 29 seconds left, the ball at the 30. It ended as Bob Crenshaw intercepted a fourth-down pass and wheeled to the 19.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN
12
0
0
6
18
FLORIDA STATE
6
0
13
0
19

1st   0- 6  Opp, 0, pass (kick failed), 12:30
      6- 6  Lee Corso, 20, pass from Harry Massey (Harry Massey, kick failed)
      6-12  Opp, 1, run (kick failed)
3rd  13-12  Billy Graham, 31, run (Billy Graham, kick), 8:31 
     19-12  Tom Feamster, 22, pass from Harry Massey (Harry Massey, kick failed), 4:05 
4th  19-18  Opp, 10, pass (kick blocked by Joe Holt), 10:22


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 14 Rushes-yards 200 163 Passing 66 88 Att-Comp-Int 8-4-2 24-7-2 Total Yards 266 251 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 4-34.3 5-37.2 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 3-2 Penalties-Yds 3-25 5-55 Attendance 6,696 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Billy Graham 11- 82 Billy Odom 12- 62 Receiving Tom Feamster 3- 46 Lee Corso 1- 20 Passing Harry Massey 7- 4-2- 66 Punting Buck Metts 1- 41 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bob Crenshaw . . . . . 1- 15 . . 1- 0 . . . Al Pacifico . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Joe Holt . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Lee Corso . . . . . 1- 4 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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RH   10  Billy Odom
LH   11  Lee Corso
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
FB   25  Joe Holt
LE   31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
QB   37  Harry Massey
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
C    59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
RT   64  Ray Staab
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   10  Billy Odom
DB   11  Lee Corso
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
LB   25  Joe Holt
LE   31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
DB   37  Harry Massey
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
MG   59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
RT   64  Ray Staab
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
18  Buck Metts
21  John Griner
22  Carl Grenn
27  Billy Graham
35  Vic Prinzi
41  Pat Versprille
##  NAME
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43  Bob Barber
44  Bud Leonard
49  Leon Bryant
50  Leo Baggett
51  Don Powell
63  Jimmy Trado

FLORIDA STATE 13, TAMPA 0

12/04/1954, TAMPA, FL

From the Tallahassee Democrat, December 5, 1954, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TAMPA, FL - An aroused team of Tampa Spartans fought favored Florida State to a last-half standstill here tonight but Harry Massey had thoughtfully tucked away two early touchdowns under his passing arm and the Seminoles hung on for a 13-0 victory.

Multiple fumbles hobbled both sides. FSU was further staggered by 80 penalty yards.

Senior Quarterback Massey, who passed for his ninth and tenth touchdowns of an 11-game season, collaborated with Lee Corso on a 28-yard scoring play, then kicked a point that provided a 7-0 lead in the first couple of minutes.

47-Yard Pay-Off

Halfback Buck Metts picked his way with a Massey pass through a mass of Spartans on a 47-yard payoff run in the second quarter.

Then Tampa closed the door. The Spartans took out after FSU with a vigorous running attack in the closing half and the Seminoles had to battle down Spartan threats at the FSU seven and at the four.

For Sun-Bowl bound FSU, it was victory No. eight in 11 starts. Tampa's loss was the second in nine games. The Spartans play Morris Harvey in the Cigar Bowl here Dec. 17.

Carl Grenn spurred an FSU ground game that Tamps curtailed effectively when it had to. Grenn gained 97 yards in 10 efforts.

A drive after the opening kickoff was checked but FSU still managed a touchdown in the first two minutes. Massey's punt bounced off Tom Spack's chest and Tom Feamster grabbed the ball for FSU at the Tampa 28. Massey evaded a trap, hit Corso with a short pass and the fancy halfback cut wide to score easily. The extra point by Massey made it 7-0.

The keyed-up Tampans fumbled away there next chance too, as Al Pacifico covered Al Leathers' bobble at the Spartan's 44. FSU could not cash this one. A push yielded to an aroused defense after penetration to the 24 on Billy Graham's 11-yarder.

Tampa moved into Seminole territory just before the quarter ended, getting a foot in the door at the FSU 46 as Leathers led the running game.

FSU surmounted 20 yards of penalties in a 77-yard parade to a second TD. Massey's fake-punt pass to John Griner for a gain of 24 was a key play. Buck Metts climaxed it, hauling in a short Massey pass and weaving through several defenders on a 47-yard jaunt. Massey's point try was wide leaving it 13-0.

Ray Staab's recovery of a Minahan fumble gave FSU a shot from Tampa's 28. Passes failed to do any harm.

With the help of a pair of 15-yard assessments, the Spartans rambled to FSU's 24 late in the half. But that was all.

Penalty Hurts

Fred Chicado, a bit of slippery lightning, fired Tampa with a 55-yard runback of the second half kickoff to the FSU 36. But Tampa was offsides and this gem was nullified.

FSU then tried a futile onside kick, after some confusion, during which Tampa captain declined to accept the short kick, the Spartans finally got the ball on the FSU 47 when Coach Marcelino Huerta shouted to his team to take the play.

It all proved vain as Feamster intercepted Minahan's pass and took it to the Tampa 49. A penalty knocked the Seminoles back to their 36. Massey passed 13 yards to Feamster, again to Feamster for 11 - complete on an interference ruling.

A 15-yard sweep by Buddy Reynolds helped keep FSU rolling to the Tampa 19. The bid came to an abrupt stop as Spack intercepted a Massey pitch at the four.

Things were beginning to perk in this last half. Officials were drawing critics from both sides.

FSU muffed opportunity when Carl Grenn tore away on a pitchout for 55 yards to Tampa's 12. Billy Odom and Grenn moved the ball to the three but freshman quarterback Vic Prinzi was racked for a minus 15 on fourth down and Tampa hopes stayed alive.

Tampa Drive

Tampa was on the march as the final quarter started. With Ken Nuznoff and Minahan in the fore of some determined rushing, the Spartans moved from their 18 to the FSU 29. Sub quarterback Mike Skaroulis came in and passed to Jim May for nine. Leathers led to the 12 and Skaroulis ran for a first down at the seven.

FSU called time. Then Nuznoff fumbled and Jimmy Lee Taylor was there to recover for FSU at the nine.

The Seminoles moved out from under the gun but Tampa forged itself another chance when Joe Underko pounced on a Graham fumble at the Spartan 32.

Don Herndon reeled off a 19-yarder and Skaroulis dug for 12 to feature a drive to the FSU 22. Nuznoff dashed through the middle 18 yards to a first down on the four.

But Taylor racked Nuznoff for a loss of three on a sweep, and Pacifico stacked Herndon for a minus four. Two passes went astray and FSU took over with a couple of minutes left.

Florida State, burning for another TD, drove to the Tampa 20 in the fading seconds. On the last play, Nuznoff intercepted a Massey pass and steamed 10 yards before he was nailed.

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

1st   7- 0  Lee Corso, 27, pass from Harry Massey (Harry Massey, kick), 12:00
2nd  13- 0  Buck Metts, 47, pass from Harry Massey (Harry Massey, kick failed), 9:47 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 16 Rushes-yards 177 193 Passing 122 3 Att-Comp-Int 19-8-2 8-3-1 Total Yards 299 196 Fumble Returns 4-0 1-0 Punts 4-34.0 3-36.0 Fumbles-Lost 1 4 Penalties-Yds 80 25 Attendance 15,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Carl Grenn 10- 97 Receiving Lee Corso 0- 0 Buck Metts 0- 0 Passing Harry Massey 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tom Feamster . . . . . 1- 5 . . 1- 0 . . . Al Pacifico . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Jimmy Lee Taylor . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ray Staab . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
RT       John Craig
RH   10  Billy Odom
LH   11  Lee Corso
FB   25  Joe Holt
QB   37  Harry Massey
LE   44  Bud Leonard
LG   50  Leo Baggett
LT   51  Don Powell
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
C    59  Bob Crenshaw
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RT       John Craig
DB   10  Billy Odom
DB   11  Lee Corso
LB   25  Joe Holt
DB   37  Harry Massey
LE   44  Bud Leonard
LG   50  Leo Baggett
LT   51  Don Powell
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
MG   59  Bob Crenshaw
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
18  Buck Metts
19  Bob Grenn
21  John Griner
22  Carl Grenn
24  Jerry Jacobs
27  Billy Graham
31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
34  Ron Schomburger
##  NAME
-----------------------------
35  Vic Prinzi
40  Vince Gibson
43  Bob Barber
46  Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
49  Leon Bryant
52  Bill Cullom
57  Ronnie King
64  Ray Staab

TEXAS WESTERN 47, FLORIDA STATE 20

01/01/1955, EL PASO, TX, Sun Bowl

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, January 2, 1955, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

EL PASO, TX - Too much sun and too much Texas Western blistered Florida State's Seminoles here Saturday afternoon as the homestanding Miners slammed over four second-quarter touchdowns and danced to a 47-20 triumph in the 20th annual Sun Bowl game.

The weird affair was livened near the end by a flurry of fisticuffs. Finally, FSU Coach Tom Nugent and Western Coach Mike Brumbelow strolled on the field at the same time to quiet the boys.

Things progressed to such a decisive state that Jesus Wittenton, Western quarterback, was announced to the crowd of 15,000 as the game's most valuable player 12 minutes before the final whistle.

Whiz On Defense

A whiz on defense as well as offense, the 170-pound junior passed for three touchdowns, ran for two more. He also kicked four extra points.

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this fray, that play must have been it. Corso, trying to pick up Green's fumble was bowled over by Forrest and the star halfback was carted off the field with an aggravation of an old ankle injury sidelined him the rest of the way.

From the 24, after two plays, Whittenton skirted end for 15 and then, again on third down, swept right end once more for seven and the touchdown.

Western's third score came moments later when, following a weak 14-yard Massey punt, Bob Forrest hit the middle on a draw play for a 45-yard scoring run.

And it was a 13-yard punt by Vic Prinzi that set Western up for No. 4 from the FSU 44. Whittenton and Dick Forrest, twin brother of Bob, climaxed that one with a 19-yard pass collaboration. Whittenton was getting all the time he needed for his throws.

Halftime Lead

Bob Forrest's interception of a Massey pass at the FSU 35 feathered No. 5. Whittenton passed 16 yards straight down the middle to Rutledge for the score. It was 34-7 at halftime.

Western moved the sticks to 41-7 before dazed Seminole troops forged a too-late rally. Bob Forrest scored on an 11-yard tackle smash early in the third quarter after Rutledge spun away on a quick opener 38 yards to the 18.

With Leonard Swantic in the quarterback saddle, FSU drove 68 yards for its second TD. Swantic hit Tom Feamster with a short pass and the big end rambled on to goal for a 43-yard touchdown play.

Bob Forrest quickly dampened the Seminoles with a 95-yard runback of the kickoff. He took the ball on the three, was apparently trapped by a half-dozen charging Indians when he fumbled. But the slippery back picked up his bobble, stepped aside and streaked to the FSU two before Jimmie Lee Taylor ran him out of bounds. Whittenton went over from the one-foot line a couple of plays later.

Massey To Odom

That left it 47-13 and it stayed that way until midway the fourth quarter when Massey marshalled FSU's forces and covered 65 yards in seven plays. Massey passed 16 yards to Billy odom for the touchdown.

One last FSU threat on a 50-yard pass from Massey to Taylor was in vain when roughing penalties against both teams canceled the play. FSU's Al Pacifico and Jerry Jacobs, along with Western's Bob George, were thumbed out of the game for their fistic contributions.

The final 47-20 was the highest score posted in Sun Bowl history. For Western's Brumbelow, it may have been a stepping stone to the head coaching post at University of Houston. Brumbelow is due to confer with Houston officials Sunday.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
0
6
7
20
TEXAS WESTERN
7
27
13
0
47

1st   7- 0  Harry Massey, 2, run (Billy Graham, kick), 11:35
      7- 7  Opp, 56, pass (kick), 8:30 
2nd   7-13  Opp, 2, run (kick failed), 13:03
      7-20  Opp, 45, run (kick), 10:05
      7-27  Opp, 20, pass (kick), 4:45 
      7-34  Opp, 13, pass (kick), 0:25 
3rd   7-41  Opp, 11, run (kick), 9:25 
     13-41  Tom Feamster, 43, pass from Len Swantic (Billy Graham, kick blocked), 6:43 
     13-47  Opp, 1, run (kick failed), 5:00 
4th  20-47  Billy Odom, 16, pass from Harry Massey (Harry Massey, kick), 6:05 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 17 Rushes-yards 35-139 48-253 Passing 155 149 Att-Comp-Int 21-12-2 15-8-0 Total Yards 56-294 63-402 Punt Returns 2-34 2-18 Kickoff Returns 8-145 4-180 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-3 Fumble Returns 2-0 2-0 Punts 6-26.7 4-44.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-2 Penalties-Yds 3-25 7-55 Attendance 15,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lee Corso 2- 50 Burt "Buddy" Reynolds 7- 35 Vic Prinzi 2- 21 Buck Metts 5- 15 Billy Graham 5- 10 Len Swantic 4- 8 Joe Holt 2- 4 John Griner 1- 3 Harry Massey 5- -2 Billy Odom 2- -5 Receiving Tom Feamster 4- 68 Billy Graham 1- 27 Billy Odom 2- 21 Bud Leonard 1- 15 Jimmy Lee Taylor 2- 14 Joe Holt 1- 11 Don McCormick 1- -1 Passing Harry Massey 17- 9-2-107 Len Swantic 2- 1-0- 43 Vic Prinzi 1- 1-0- 6 Ted Rodrigue 1- 1-0- -1 Punt Return Lee Corso 1- 26 Billy Graham 1- 8 Kickoff Return Billy Graham 4- 73 Buck Metts 1- 29 Billy Odom 1- 19 Burt "Buddy" Reynolds 1- 15 Lee Corso 1- 9 Punting Buck Metts 3- 97 Pat Versprille 1- 36 Harry Massey 1- 14 Vic Prinzi 1- 13 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bob Barber . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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LH   11  Lee Corso
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
FB   25  Joe Holt
RH   27  Billy Graham
LE   31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
QB   37  Harry Massey
RT   43  Bob Barber
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
C    59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
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DB   11  Lee Corso
LG   24  Jerry Jacobs
LB   25  Joe Holt
DB   27  Billy Graham
LE   31  Jimmy Lee Taylor
DB   37  Harry Massey
RT   43  Bob Barber
RG   54  Al Pacifico
RE   56  Tom Feamster
MG   59  Bob Crenshaw
LT   62  Al Makowiecki
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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    John Craig
    Bill Musselman
    Mercury Paskalakis
10  Billy Odom
18  Buck Metts
19  Bob Grenn
21  John Griner
22  Carl Grenn
23  Ham Bisbee
29  Bill Swilley
30  Hobo Ackerman
32  Ted Rodrigue
34  Ron Schomburger
35  Vic Prinzi
##  NAME
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36  Bill Brown
40  Vince Gibson
41  Pat Versprille
44  Bud Leonard
46  Burt "Buddy" Reynolds
47  Willie Gardner
48  Len Swantic
50  Leo Baggett
51  Don Powell
52  Bill Cullom
57  Ronnie King
61  Tommy Thompson
63  Jimmy Trado
64  Ray Staab