Florida State Football - 1959 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1959 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Perry Moss, Head Coach
John Coatta, Assistant Coach
Dick Flowers, Assistant Coach
Vince Gibson, Assistant Freshman
Bob Harbison, Assistant Coach
Don James, Assistant Coach
Charlie LaPradd, Freshman
Bubba McGowan, Assistant Coach
Kenneth Shipp, Assistant Coach
Will Walls, Assistant Coach

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1959 FSU Football Handbook

Fred Pickard, Tony Romeo and Coach Perry Moss

From the Florida Times Union, January 7, 1959, page 12
Florida State University, stunned by Coach Nugent's sudden departure to take the head football job at the University of Maryland, last night began sifting the names from which will come Nugent's successor.

Mentioned most prominently in Tallahassee circles were Terry Brennan, recently let out as head coach at Notre Dame; Hank Foldberg, offensive line coach at the University of Florida; Otto Graham, former Northwestern Uninversity and Cleveland Browns star quarterback, and Paul Amen, head coach at Wake Forest.

Nugent's switch to Maryland apparently caught FSU officials and boosters by surprise. At College Park, he will reportedly receive $15,000 annually under a four year contract, a house, an automobile and a television arrangement.

The 45 year old native of Lawrence, Ma, will take over his new job on January 15. He succeeds Tommy Mont, who resigned under fire last month after compiling a record of 11 wins, 18 defeats and one tie at Maryland during the past three years.

In a phone conversation with the Times-Union from Cincinnati, where he is attending the NCAA meeting, Nugent said:

"It was a marvelous opportunity that I could not pass up.

"My time at Florida State was the happiest I've ever had. It is with deep regret that I leave. My association at FSU always has been pleasant and I had never thought seriously of leaving Florida and especially Tallahassee."

FSU's president, Dr. Robert Strozier said last night that Nugent was not under a term contract at Florida State and was free to resign with approval of the president.

He said that the three year contract which Nugent signed in 1956 was abrogated in April, 1958, when the football coach was elevated to the dual post of athletic director. As athletic diector, Nugent was an administrative officer of the university and employed on a year to year basis.

"The offer of a long term contract was a major factor in my decision to go to Maryland," Nugent added.

He said he was enthusiastic about his new position.

"The school has a great background and the future looks bright," commented the ever optimistic Nugent.

In his six years at FSU, Nugent's teams compiled a record of 34 wins, 26 losses and one tie as they were brought along to an increasingly heavy schedule. Prior to 1947, FSU was a girls school, Florida State College for Women.

The 45 year old Nugent played college ball at Ithaca College in New York. He coached for four years at Virginia Military Institute before moving to FSU.

He was paid $13,000 a year and was up for a $1,000 raise when he decided to go to Maryland.

Dr. Strozier said he hated to lose Nugent, but FSU could not possibly meet the generous Maryland offer which also included a four year contract.

"Tom was not only a wonderful coach, but an excellent influence at FSU," the school president said. "We hate to see him go, but would not stand in his way since he considers the Maryland job a promotion."

Nugent stressed to the Times-Union that the negotiations among Maryland, FSU and himself were on a highly ethical level.

"The first I heard about it was when Dr. Strozier asked me to come to his home in Tallahassee last Friday," he explained, adding:

"He then told me that the Maryland president, Dr. Wilson Elkins, had asked permission from Florida State to talk contract with me. Dr. Strozier said I was a free agent, but I could stay at FSU forever if I wished.

"On Saturday I went to Atlanta to talk to Dr. Elkins. We agreed immediately, but I would like to stress that I would never have left FSU if the Maryland position had not offered so much opportunity for me and my family.

"I am happy that everything worked out so smoothly, that the negotiations were held in such a gentlemanly manner by the presidents of the two institutions."

Maryland's presidet, Dr. Elkins, said the Terrapins are "most fortunate in securing Tom Nugent." He said Nugent is an "exceptionally fine man" and his football is "original with and interesting style of play."

Nugent is credited with the development of the I formation, the so called "typewriter huddle" and the double quarterback formation.Five years ago he started the Florida State football clinic which last year attracted nearly a thousand coaches from all over the country.

His 1958 sqaud won seven games and lost three during the regular season, including wins over Tennessee and Miami and an invitation to the Blue Grass Bowl at Louisville, Ky, where it lost to Oklahoma State, 15-6.

At Maryland, Nugent will serve only as head football coach. William W. Cobey will continue as athletic director. Nugent will be given a free hand in selecting his assistants.

At Cincinnati, Nugent will confer with all the Maryland assistant coaches who are also at the convention.

Asked by the Times-Union if he would take with him any of his assistants at FSU, Nugent replied:

"Quite likely, I haven't given it too much thought yet, but I understand they will come with me if I ask them."

Maryland's 1959 schedule includes Syracuse, Navy, Texas, Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wake Forest, North Carolina State and Virginia.

"And one in the Orange Bowl next January 1st, I hope," Nugent chuckled.

In Tallahassee, WG Starry, Tallahassee attorney and president of the FSU Boosters, in a closed conference yesterday afternoon with Dr. Strozier, recommended that the school go after Terry Brennan or Otto Graham as Nugent's successor.

Contacted in Cincinnati, where he also is attending the NCAA meeting, Brennan said:

"I would be glad to talk with Florida State, as well as anyone else."

Graham, now in the insurance business in Cleveland, said he had been thinking seriously about going into the coaching business and would be glad to consider coming to Florida State. But he said he hadn't been contacted.

The youthful ex-Notre Dame coach and Graham both made favorable impressions as instructors at FSU's coaching clinic in recent years.

Dr. Strozier said he will forward the names of Brennan, Graham and any other potential candidates to the athletic committee. Under policy, the committee recommends and Dr. Strozier makes the nomination to the State Board of Control, which has the final say. Dr. Mode Stone, dean of the School of Education, is chairman of the athletic committee.

Starry said either Brennan or Graham would be acceptable to the Boosters, "but I personally doubt we could pay enough to get either one. We knew that a coach like Nugent would one day soon get an offer from a major college that he could not turn down."


From the Florida Times Union, January 15, 1959
Florida State University reached out to Wisconsin yesterday to pick Perry Moss as successor to Tom Nugent and came up with a football coach who helped tutor Miami to three consecutive football wins over the University of Florida.

Florida and Florida State became arch rivals in a football series that started last fall with a Gator victory.

Moss, 32, a widely traveled "comer" in collegiate coaching ranks, has been backfield coach at Wisconsin the past two seasons. After graduating from Illinois, where he was an All-American quarterback, he served one year as an Illini assistant. He worked with Washington and LSU before joining Miami in 1954.

Moss was quick to point out yesterday that his traveling days are over. He told the Florida Times-Union, "Right now I plan to be at FSU the rest of my coaching career. After living in Florida, then moving away, you appreciate it more."

Dr. Robert M. Strozier, FSU president, announced in Tallahassee the appointment, which was recommended by the school's athletic committee following a midnight interview Tuesday with Moss.

Moss' salary terms were not disclosed pending final Board of Control approval Friday. But this is considered strictly routine. The youthful coach will not serve in the dual capacity of coach and athletic director as Nugent did. An athletic director will be chosen later.

Asked what formation he'd install at FSU, Moss replied, "How many are there?

"I lean towards a wide open game," he added. "We'll run and we'll throw. The trend nowadays is to move the ball and that is what we'll be trying to do.

"This is a great opportunity," the blond, curly haired Moss told newsmen. "I knew when I was at Miami that FSU was becoming one of the finest teams in the country."

Moss met with Nugent's assistants late yesterday, but declined to make any statement concerning his staff.

"I'll need a bit more time before deciding anything," he said.

The Oklahoma native is also undecided about the time of spring practice. "I hope to have it in mid-February, but I must get my staff set and I still have to sell my house in Madison and get located here."

Although Moss will spend plenty of time watching FSU films before deciding about team personnel, he mentioned that there's a chance he'll move running ace Fred Pickard, who sparked the Seminole offense from the fullback spot last fall, to a halfback slot.

The affable mentor added he might have a re-selling job to do on some of the high schoolers who signed to play under Nugent. Along that same line he added, "One of my big jobs will be in recruiting. To defeat a first rate team on the field, you've got to defeat them in recruiting. We'll range far and wide looking for talent."

A native of Tulsa, Ok, Moss played college football at the University of Tulsa and at Illinois. As a Tulsa tailback, he was on the Orange Bowl team that beat Georgia Tech, 26-12, in the 1945 Orange Bowl. As an Illinois T-quarterback, he directed a Rose Bowl team which routed UCLA, 45-14, in 1947.

Moss served two years in the Air Force between his playing time at Tulsa and Illinois. At Illinois, he was named All-Big Ten and made numerous All-Americas. He continued his playing with one year with the Green Bay Packers before returning to Illinois as an assistant.

While Moss was coaching the backfield at Miami under Andy Gustafson in 1954-55-56, the Hurricanes beat Florida 14-0, 7-6 and 20-7. In turn, his Wisconsin tutored backfield thrashed Miami 20-0 last fall.


1959 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Jim Alverez, 6-1, 195, E, Jacksonville

Paul Andrews, 5-10, 186, FB, Greenville

Ronnie Bandlow, 5-9, 195, G, Lake Worth

Roy Bickford, 5-11, 177, QB, Miami - Though he earned five letters in three sports at Miami's Archbishop Curley High School, Roy William Bickford had no college offers...enrolled at FSU with no thought of playing football...couldn't resist coming out in spring and became overnight "find"...displayed much poise for soph...Roy hit better than 50 percent of passes in spring...guided winning team in spring final...this thick-legged 18-year-old needs experience, but watch him.

Ed Chancey, 6-3, 210, C, Enterprise, AL

Jeff Clark, 6-4, 248, E, Miami

Ralph Collins, G, Quitman, GA

Frank DeFrancesco, 5-10, 200, G, Miami - They call this fellow "The Tank" and that about sums up the physical prowess of this highly-regarded soph...so impressed coahing staff during spring drills they have tabbed him for almost certain future stardom...a former North Miami High tackle and guard...Frank has tools but needs game action.

Don Donatelli, 6-2, 210, T, Pittsburgh, PA - Still growing at 18...this strapping soph out of Pittsburgh's North Catholic High School was bothered by injuries as a freshman...made switch from center to tackle in spring...showed promise of better things to come...has size, but hasn't been tested under fire.

Vernon Ehlers, 6-2, 190, E, Moss Point, MS

Dick Fullom, C,

Jerry Garman, 6-1, 235, T, Miami

Tim Gaussiran, HB, Miami

Richard Geothel, T, Coral Gables

William Godfrey, HB, Parrish

Fred Grimes, 6-1, 184, RE, Hialeah - A quarterback and end while earning seven football and baseball letters at Hialeah High, Fred Joseph Grimes moved solidly into the halfback picture in spring...good height and speed make him fine prospect...needs work both offensively and defensively.

Billy Hampton, QB, Miami

Frank Hewitt, E,

Jon Kachin, 5-11, 183, G, Fort Walton Beach

Steve Klesius, 6-1, 210, T, Saint Petersburg

Jesse Lane, 6-0, 185, G, Orlando

Brooklyn Levengood, E-FB, Jacksonville

Jim McLeod, HB, Apalachicola

Jim Miller, HB, Miami

Ronnie Moore, T, Tallahassee

Bob Morrow, 5-10, 194, G, Miami

Don Mustain, 6-0, 168, HB, Miami, OK

Gary Neal, G, Abingdon, VA

Richard Perez, E, Tampa

Ronald Prickett, 5-9, 190, G, Miami

Paul Raulerson, 5-11, 185, E, Okeechobee - One of nine yearlings among first 22, Paul learned a lot about football during tough spring drills...needs defensive polishing and game experience...fair speed and growing...he could develop into reliable flankman.

Jim Redfern, 5-9, 165, HB, Blountstown

Mike Rocker, G,

Fred Rowe, QB, Tampa

Wilmer Seago, G, Jacksonville

Don Sellers, 6-2, 198, E, Barberton, OH

Glenn Shaley, HB, Alexandria, PA

Joe Shuttlesworth, 5-9, 165, HB, Warner Robins, GA

Jerry Sims, 5-11, 201, C, LaGrange, GA

Bob Stephens, QB,

Leon Tidwell, T, Oak Ridge, TN

Bill Tyre, 6-1, 198, E, Sanford

Joe Verbinski, 6-1, 210, T, Willow Grove, PA - A big, fast, aggressive Pennsylvanian...Verbinski could step into starting role if letterman Bob Swoszowski is forced to sideline because of recurring injury...one of the more promising sophs...Joe is extremely capable but has never played a second of varsity college football.

Willie Whitehead, 5-10, 165, HB, Marianna

Doug Williams, 6-0, 205, FB, Waycross, GA

Roland Wingate, E, Jacksonville


1959 Roster - By Name

From the 1959 FSU Football Handbook, page 20
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  89 Jim Alverez           E       6-1   195  Jr        Jacksonville (Jackson)
* 42 Paul Andrews          FB      5-10  186  So        Greenville (Greenville)
     Ronnie Bandlow        G       5-9   195  So        Lake Worth (Lake Worth)
* 15 Roy Bickford          QB      5-11  177  So        Miami (Archbishop Curley)
* 68 Abner Bigbie          G       5-10  185  Jr-R *    West Palm Beach (Palm Beach)
  74 Bill Booth            T       6-1   205  Sr        Melbourne
* 50 Bill Brown            C       6-0   215  Sr-R **   Orlando (Edgewater)
  44 Jim Calhoon           FB      6-1   188  Jr        Winslow, AZ
     Bob Carnes            E       5-11  173  Sr   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
     Ed Chancey            C       6-3   210  Fr        Enterprise, AL (Enterprise)
  76 Jeff Clark            E       6-4   248  So        Miami (North Miami)
     Ralph Collins         G                            Quitman, GA
* 24 Ken Cone              HB      6-1   180  Jr        Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 86 Jim Daniel            E       6-4   185  So-R      Atlanta, GA (Fulton)
* 60 Frank DeFrancesco     G       5-10  200  So        Miami (North Miami)
* 75 Don Donatelli         T       6-2   210  So        Pittsburgh, PA (North Catholic)
  84 Vernon Ehlers         E       6-2   190  Jr        Moss Point, MS (Moss Point)
* 27 Jack Espenship        FB      6-3   195  Jr   *    Lake City (Columbia)
     Dick Fullom           C                            
  79 Jerry Garman          T       6-1   235  So        Miami (Miami Senior)
     Tim Gaussiran         HB                           Miami
     Richard Geothel       T                            Coral Gables
     William Godfrey       HB                           Parrish
* 85 Fred Grimes           RE      6-1   184  So        Hialeah (Hialeah)
  11 Billy Hampton         QB                           Miami
* 54 Jack Hardy            C       5-10  192  Jr   *    Miami (Miami Senior)
     Frank Hewitt          E                            
* 29 Ron Hinson            E       6-0   191  Jr   *    Waycross, GA (Waycross)
* 88 Jim Hooks             E       5-8   175  Sr   **   West Palm Beach (Palm Beach)
     Jon Kachin            G       5-11  183  So        Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
* 66 Ken Kestner           G       5-10  190  Jr   *    Cleveland, OH (Benedictine)
* 73 Steve Klesius         T       6-1   210  So        Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 64 Ray Lamb              G       6-0   180  Jr   *    Atlanta, GA (Murphy)
  69 Jesse Lane            G       6-0   185  So        Orlando (Boone)
     Brooklyn Levengood    E-FB                         Jacksonville
* 13 Joe Majors            QB      6-0   171  Sr   **   Huntland, TN (Huntland/Alabama)
* 12 Gene McCormick        QB      5-9   150  Jr-R *    Miami (Edison)
     Jim McLeod            HB                           Apalachicola
     Carl Meyer            HB      5-11  181  Jr   *    Melbourne (Melbourne)
     Jim Miller            HB                           Miami
     Ronnie Moore          T                            Tallahassee (Florida)
* 63 Terry Moran           G       5-9   180  Jr   *    New Orleans, LA (Redemptorist)
  70 Bob Morrow            G       5-10  194  So        Miami (Miami Senior)
* 21 Don Mustain           HB      6-0   168  Jr        Miami, OK (Miami)
     Gary Neal             G                            Abingdon, VA
     Richard Perez         E                            Tampa
* 43 Fred Pickard          HB      5-9   165  Sr   **   Columbia, TN (Central)
     Ronald Prickett       G       5-9   190  So        Miami (Miami Senior)
  83 Paul Raulerson        E       5-11  185  So        Okeechobee (Okeechobee)
  22 Jim Redfern           HB      5-9   165  So        Blountstown (Blountstown)
  65 Mike Rocker           G                            
     Jim Rogers            G       5-9   190  Sr        Miami
* 53 Ramon Rogers          C       5-11  187  Sr   *    Pensacola (Pensacola)
* 80 Tony Romeo            E       6-1   200  Jr   *    Tampa (Hillsborough)
  87 Fred Rowe             QB                           Tampa
     Pappy Rozman          HB      5-8   180  Sr   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
  41 Denny Schou           FB      5-9   180  So-R      Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale)
     Wilmer Seago          G                            Jacksonville (Jackson)
  83 Don Sellers           E       6-2   198  Jr        Barberton, OH (Barberton)
     Glenn Shaley          HB                           Alexandria, PA
     Joe Shuttlesworth     HB      5-9   165  Fr        Warner Robins, GA (Warner Robins)
     Jerry Sims            C       5-11  201  So        LaGrange, GA (LaGrange)
  82 John Slaton           E       6-1   188  So-R      Miami (Coral Gables)
* 77 John Spivey           T       6-2   202  Sr   **   Panama City (Bay)
     Frank Springer        QB      5-11  163  Jr        Delray Beach
  10 Bob Stephens          QB                           
* 71 Bob Swoszowski        T       6-3   196  Jr   *    Orlando (Edgewater)
  70 Bob Thomas            T       6-0   200  Jr   *    Mansfield, OH
     Leon Tidwell          T                            Oak Ridge, TN
     Gene Treadwell        T                            Warner Robins, GA
  81 Bill Tyre             E       6-1   198  So        Sanford (Seminole)
* 62 Al Ulmer              G       5-10  178  Sr   **   Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 78 Joe Verbinski         T       6-1   210  So        Willow Grove, PA (Upper Moreland)
     Lou Wallace           T       6-0   195  Sr   *    Atlanta, GA (Sylvan Hills)
* 26 Bud Whitehead         HB      5-11  178  Jr   *    Marianna (Marianna)
  20 Willie Whitehead      HB      5-10  165  So        Marianna (Marianna)
     Doug Williams         FB      6-0   205  So        Waycross, GA (Waycross)
     Roland Wingate        E                            Jacksonville (Paxon)
  51 Jim Worthington       C       6-2   198  So-R      Oak Ridge, TN (Oak Ridge)

1959 Roster - By Number

From the 1959 FSU Football Handbook, page 20
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Ronnie Bandlow        G       5-9   195  So        Lake Worth (Lake Worth)
     Bob Carnes            E       5-11  173  Sr   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
     Ed Chancey            C       6-3   210  Fr        Enterprise, AL (Enterprise)
     Ralph Collins         G                            Quitman, GA
     Dick Fullom           C                            
     Tim Gaussiran         HB                           Miami
     Richard Geothel       T                            Coral Gables
     William Godfrey       HB                           Parrish
     Frank Hewitt          E                            
     Jon Kachin            G       5-11  183  So        Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
     Brooklyn Levengood    E-FB                         Jacksonville
     Jim McLeod            HB                           Apalachicola
     Carl Meyer            HB      5-11  181  Jr   *    Melbourne (Melbourne)
     Jim Miller            HB                           Miami
     Ronnie Moore          T                            Tallahassee (Florida)
     Gary Neal             G                            Abingdon, VA
     Richard Perez         E                            Tampa
     Ronald Prickett       G       5-9   190  So        Miami (Miami Senior)
     Jim Rogers            G       5-9   190  Sr        Miami
     Pappy Rozman          HB      5-8   180  Sr   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
     Wilmer Seago          G                            Jacksonville (Jackson)
     Glenn Shaley          HB                           Alexandria, PA
     Joe Shuttlesworth     HB      5-9   165  Fr        Warner Robins, GA (Warner Robins)
     Jerry Sims            C       5-11  201  So        LaGrange, GA (LaGrange)
     Frank Springer        QB      5-11  163  Jr        Delray Beach
     Leon Tidwell          T                            Oak Ridge, TN
     Gene Treadwell        T                            Warner Robins, GA
     Lou Wallace           T       6-0   195  Sr   *    Atlanta, GA (Sylvan Hills)
     Doug Williams         FB      6-0   205  So        Waycross, GA (Waycross)
     Roland Wingate        E                            Jacksonville (Paxon)
  10 Bob Stephens          QB                           
  11 Billy Hampton         QB                           Miami
* 12 Gene McCormick        QB      5-9   150  Jr-R *    Miami (Edison)
* 13 Joe Majors            QB      6-0   171  Sr   **   Huntland, TN (Huntland/Alabama)
* 15 Roy Bickford          QB      5-11  177  So        Miami (Archbishop Curley)
  20 Willie Whitehead      HB      5-10  165  So        Marianna (Marianna)
* 21 Don Mustain           HB      6-0   168  Jr        Miami, OK (Miami)
  22 Jim Redfern           HB      5-9   165  So        Blountstown (Blountstown)
* 24 Ken Cone              HB      6-1   180  Jr        Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 26 Bud Whitehead         HB      5-11  178  Jr   *    Marianna (Marianna)
* 27 Jack Espenship        FB      6-3   195  Jr   *    Lake City (Columbia)
* 29 Ron Hinson            E       6-0   191  Jr   *    Waycross, GA (Waycross)
  41 Denny Schou           FB      5-9   180  So-R      Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale)
* 42 Paul Andrews          FB      5-10  186  So        Greenville (Greenville)
* 43 Fred Pickard          HB      5-9   165  Sr   **   Columbia, TN (Central)
  44 Jim Calhoon           FB      6-1   188  Jr        Winslow, AZ
* 50 Bill Brown            C       6-0   215  Sr-R **   Orlando (Edgewater)
  51 Jim Worthington       C       6-2   198  So-R      Oak Ridge, TN (Oak Ridge)
* 53 Ramon Rogers          C       5-11  187  Sr   *    Pensacola (Pensacola)
* 54 Jack Hardy            C       5-10  192  Jr   *    Miami (Miami Senior)
* 60 Frank DeFrancesco     G       5-10  200  So        Miami (North Miami)
* 62 Al Ulmer              G       5-10  178  Sr   **   Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 63 Terry Moran           G       5-9   180  Jr   *    New Orleans, LA (Redemptorist)
* 64 Ray Lamb              G       6-0   180  Jr   *    Atlanta, GA (Murphy)
  65 Mike Rocker           G                            
* 66 Ken Kestner           G       5-10  190  Jr   *    Cleveland, OH (Benedictine)
* 68 Abner Bigbie          G       5-10  185  Jr-R *    West Palm Beach (Palm Beach)
  69 Jesse Lane            G       6-0   185  So        Orlando (Boone)
  70 Bob Morrow            G       5-10  194  So        Miami (Miami Senior)
  70 Bob Thomas            T       6-0   200  Jr   *    Mansfield, OH
* 71 Bob Swoszowski        T       6-3   196  Jr   *    Orlando (Edgewater)
* 73 Steve Klesius         T       6-1   210  So        Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
  74 Bill Booth            T       6-1   205  Sr        Melbourne
* 75 Don Donatelli         T       6-2   210  So        Pittsburgh, PA (North Catholic)
  76 Jeff Clark            E       6-4   248  So        Miami (North Miami)
* 77 John Spivey           T       6-2   202  Sr   **   Panama City (Bay)
* 78 Joe Verbinski         T       6-1   210  So        Willow Grove, PA (Upper Moreland)
  79 Jerry Garman          T       6-1   235  So        Miami (Miami Senior)
* 80 Tony Romeo            E       6-1   200  Jr   *    Tampa (Hillsborough)
  81 Bill Tyre             E       6-1   198  So        Sanford (Seminole)
  82 John Slaton           E       6-1   188  So-R      Miami (Coral Gables)
  83 Paul Raulerson        E       5-11  185  So        Okeechobee (Okeechobee)
  83 Don Sellers           E       6-2   198  Jr        Barberton, OH (Barberton)
  84 Vernon Ehlers         E       6-2   190  Jr        Moss Point, MS (Moss Point)
* 85 Fred Grimes           RE      6-1   184  So        Hialeah (Hialeah)
* 86 Jim Daniel            E       6-4   185  So-R      Atlanta, GA (Fulton)
  87 Fred Rowe             QB                           Tampa
* 88 Jim Hooks             E       5-8   175  Sr   **   West Palm Beach (Palm Beach)
  89 Jim Alverez           E       6-1   195  Jr        Jacksonville (Jackson)
Letters are listed from the Tallahassee Democrat, December 20, 1959, page 35.


From the Florida Times Union, December 2, 1959, page 18
Fred Pickard, United Press International All-American - Honorable Mention

From the Florida Times Union, December 4, 1959, page 59
Fred Pickard, Joe Majors and Al Ulmer, Associated Press All-American - Honorable Mention

From the Florida Times Union, January 6, 1960, page 16
Joe Majors signed a contract with the Houston Oilers

From the Florida Times Union, June 15, 1960, page 38
Jack Espenship, who had been removed from the team for disciplinary reasons, signed a contract with the Los Angeles Chargers

From the Florida Times Union, June 28, 1960, page 10
Jack Espenship and Fred Pickard signed a contract with the Montreal Alouettes

1959 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Joe Majors               Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Fred Pickard             Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

Al Ulmer                 United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans -  3

1959 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
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Bill Kimber              86      WR                 New York Giants

Noles in the Pros -  1

1959 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
REC
09/19
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
L 20-22
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-4
09/26
Ref
H
CITADEL
W 47- 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
8-2
10/03
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 6- 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-4
10/10
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
W 7- 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-4
10/17
Ref
A
MEMPHIS STATE
L 6-16
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-4
10/24
Ref
H
RICHMOND
W 22- 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-5-1
10/31
Ref
A
GEORGIA
L 0-42
 
 
14
 
5
5
10-1
11/14
Ref
H
WILLIAM & MARY
L 0- 9
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-6
11/21
Ref
A
FLORIDA
L 8-18
 
 
 
 
19
19
5-4-1
11/28
Ref
A
TAMPA
W 33- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-7
EOY Stats Ref

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


1959 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

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

1959 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bud Whitehead 11/28/1959 TAMPA 9 118 13.11 0

1959 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joe Majors 11/28/1959 TAMPA 32 20 313 0 9.78 2

1959 EOY Stats

Final Stats in the Tallahassee Democrat, December 10, 1959, page 25. Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 149 132 Points Per Game............. 14.9 13.2 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 22 19 TDs Rushing................. 13 10 TDs Passing................. 7 9 TDs Fumble Return........... 0 0 TDs Punt Return............. 0 0 TDs Interception............ 2 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 12-22 9-19 Kick........................ 7- 8 9-13 Pass........................ 3- 7 0- 4 Run......................... 2- 7 0- 2 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 0- 3 3- 8 SAFETY........................ 0 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 142 128 Rushing..................... 75 76 Passing..................... 58 45 Penalty..................... 9 7 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1267 1591 Yards gained rushing........ 1556 1809 Yards lost rushing.......... 289 218 Rushing Attempts............ 435 474 Average Per Rush............ 2.9 3.4 Average Per Game............ 126.7 159.1 PASSING YARDAGE............... 1222 1090 Att-Comp-Int................ 212-104-10 163- 75-14 Efficiency.................. 98.94 103.23 Average Per Pass............ 5.8 6.7 Average Per Catch........... 11.8 14.5 Average Per Game............ 122.2 109.0 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 2489 2681 Total Plays................. 647 637 Average Per Play............ 3.8 4.2 Average Per Game............ 248.9 268.1 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 30- 535 32- 563 Average Per Return.......... 17.8 17.6 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 42-317 36-215 Average Per Return.......... 7.5 6.0 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 14-229 10- 32 Average Per Return.......... 16.4 3.2 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 27-16 17- 9 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 42- 506 52- 477 Average Per Game............ 50.6 47.7 PUNTS-YARDS................... 59-2148 67-2318 Average Per Punt............ 36.4 34.6 Net punt average............ 32.8 29.9 ATTENDANCE.................... 82,192 105,536 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 5-16,438 5-21,107
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
30
14
31
74
149
Opponents
20
39
25
48
132
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Fred Pickard            131  499   18   481   3.7   5     
Jack Espenship           75  240    9   231   3.1   1     
Bud Whitehead            46  163   15   148   3.2   1     
Ron Hinson               22  107    6   101   4.6   0     
Paul Andrews             27   88    2    86   3.2   1     
Joe Majors               59  204  126    78   1.3   3     
Ken Cone                 21   75   19    56   2.7   1     
Roy Bickford             36  114   73    41   1.1   1     
Don Mustain               4   14    0    14   3.5   0     
Denny Schou               2   13    0    13   6.5   0     
Jim Calhoon               8   18    9     9   1.1   0     
Jim Daniel                1    7    0     7   7.0   0     
Gene McCormick            3   14   12     2   0.7   0     

Total.........      10  435 1556  289  1267   2.9  13       126.7
Opponents.....      10  474 1809  218  1591   3.4  10       159.1


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Joe Majors              110.17 168- 90- 7   .536 1063   6     
Roy Bickford             57.34  43- 14- 3   .326  159   1     
Fred Pickard              0.00   1-  0- 0   .000    0   0     

Total.........      10   98.94 212-104-10   .491 1222   7       122.2
Opponents.....      10  103.23 163- 75-14   .460 1090   9       109.0


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Bud Whitehead           31   320  10.3   2     
Jim Daniel              22   296  13.5   3     
Fred Pickard             8   138  17.3   1     
Tony Romeo              10   129  12.9   0     
Ron Hinson              10   115  11.5   1     
Jack Espenship           8    90  11.3   0     
Fred Grimes              5    52  10.4   0     
Ken Cone                 5    43   8.6   0     
Don Mustain              3    27   9.0   0     
Jim Hooks                1     7   7.0   0     
Willie Whitehead         1     5   5.0   0     

Total.........      10 104  1222  11.8   7       122.2
Opponents.....      10  75  1090  14.5   9       109.0


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Fred Pickard         10  102  10.2  0     
Bud Whitehead         9   64   7.1  0     
Ken Cone              6   42   7.0  0     
Ron Hinson            7   40   5.7  0     
Joe Majors            5   29   5.8  0     
Terry Moran           2   15   7.5  0     
John Spivey           1    9   9.0  0     
Roy Bickford          1    8   8.0  0     
Denny Schou           1    8   8.0  0     

Total.........       42  317   7.5  0     
Opponent......       36  215   6.0  0     


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Bud Whitehead         6  111  18.5  1  81t
Fred Pickard          2   30  15.0  1     
Joe Majors            2   33  16.5  0     
Ken Cone              2   30  15.0  0     
Paul Andrews          1   21  21.0  0     
Roy Bickford          1    4   4.0  0     

Total.........       14  229  16.4  2  81t
Opponent......       10   32   3.2  0     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Fred Pickard         14   289 20.6  0     
Bud Whitehead         3    64 21.3  0     
Jack Espenship        4    63 15.8  0     
Ron Hinson            4    63 15.8  0     
Gene McCormick        1    22 22.0  0     
Paul Andrews          1    19 19.0  0     
Abner Bigbie          1     8  8.0  0     
Jim Daniel            1     7  7.0  0     
Frank DeFrancesco     1     0  0.0  0     

Total.........       30   535 17.8  0     
Opponent......       32   563 17.6  0     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Ken Cone              2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Ray Lamb              2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Jim Daniel            1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Abner Bigbie          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Ramon Rogers          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
John Spivey           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Frank DeFrancesco     1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Don Sellers           1    0   0.0  0   .    0

Total.........        9        0.0  0        0
Opponent......       16        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Fred Pickard          7   0-0     0-0    1-2   0   0-0   0   0    44
Bud Whitehead         4   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0    26
Joe Majors            3   0-0     1-1    1-3   0   2-5   0   0    21
Jim Daniel            3   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0    20
Ken Cone              1   0-0     0-0    0-1   1   0-0   0   0     8
Paul Andrews          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Jack Espenship        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Ron Hinson            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Roy Bickford          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   1-3   0   0     6
Bill Brown            0   0-2     4-5    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     4
Ken Kestner           0   0-1     2-2    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     2
====================================================================
FSU                  22   0-3     7-8    2-6   3   3-8   0   0   149
Opponent             19   3-8     9-13   0-2   0   0-4   0   0   132
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Fred Pickard
5
1
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Bud Whitehead
1
2
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Joe Majors
3
.
6
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jim Daniel
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ken Cone
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Paul Andrews
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jack Espenship
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ron Hinson
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Roy Bickford
1
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
13
7
7
2
.
.
.
.
.
Opponents
10
9
9
.
.
.
.
.
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Joe Majors              227    78 1063  1141
Fred Pickard            132   481    0   481
Jack Espenship           75   231    0   231
Roy Bickford             79    41  159   200
Bud Whitehead            46   148    0   148
Ron Hinson               22   101    0   101
Paul Andrews             27    86    0    86
Ken Cone                 21    56    0    56
Don Mustain               4    14    0    14
Denny Schou               2    13    0    13
Jim Calhoon               8     9    0     9
Jim Daniel                1     7    0     7
Gene McCormick            3     2    0     2

Total.........      10  647  1267 1222  2489 248.9
Opponent......      10  637  1591 1090  2681 268.1


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Bill Brown            0- 2  .000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 1  0- 1  0- 0  0
Ken Kestner           0- 1  .000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 1  0- 0  0- 0  0
FG SEQUENCE Bill Brown Ken Kestner
WAKE FOREST
None
None
CITADEL
42
None
MIAMI
None
None
VIRGINIA TECH
None
None
MEMPHIS STATE
None
None
RICHMOND
35
None
GEORGIA
None
None
WILLIAM & MARY
None
30
FLORIDA
None
None
TAMPA
None
None
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Bud Whitehead       29 1070  36.9                     
Jack Espenship      16  593  37.1                     
Paul Andrews        11  388  35.3                     
Jim Calhoon          3   87  29.0                     

Total.........      59 2148  36.4                     
Opponent......      67 2318  34.6                     


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Fred Pickard            481   138  102  289   30    0 1040
Bud Whitehead           148   320   64   64  111    0  707
Jack Espenship          231    90    0   63    0    0  384
Ron Hinson              101   115   40   63    0    0  319
Jim Daniel                7   296    0    7    0    0  310
Ken Cone                 56    43   42    0   30    0  171
Joe Majors               78     0   29    0   33    0  140
Tony Romeo                0   129    0    0    0    0  129
Paul Andrews             86     0    0   19   21    0  126
Roy Bickford             41     0    8    0    4    0   53
Fred Grimes               0    52    0    0    0    0   52
Don Mustain              14    27    0    0    0    0   41
Gene McCormick            2     0    0   22    0    0   24
Denny Schou              13     0    8    0    0    0   21
Terry Moran               0     0   15    0    0    0   15
John Spivey               0     0    9    0    0    0    9
Jim Calhoon               9     0    0    0    0    0    9
Abner Bigbie              0     0    0    8    0    0    8
Jim Hooks                 0     7    0    0    0    0    7
Willie Whitehead          0     5    0    0    0    0    5

Total.........      10 1267  1222  317  535  229    0 3570 357.0
Opponent......      10 1591  1090  215  563   32    0 3491 349.1


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bud Whitehead             .    .     .      .            .          6-111   .    .    .      .   .   .
Joe Majors                .    .     .      .            .          2- 33   .    .    .      .   .   .
Fred Pickard              .    .     .      .            .          2- 30   .    .    .      .   .   .
Ken Cone                  .    .     .      .            .          2- 30   .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Paul Andrews              .    .     .      .            .          1- 21   .    .    .      .   .   .
Roy Bickford              .    .     .      .            .          1-  4   .    .    .      .   .   .
Jim Daniel                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Ray Lamb                  .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Don Sellers               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Ramon Rogers              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Terry Moran               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   1   .
John Spivey               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   1   .
Abner Bigbie              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Frank DeFrancesco         .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  WF      CIT     UM      VT      UM      UR      UGA     W&M     UF      UT      
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
89  Jim Alverez                   5- 0  xx      xx      xx              xx      xx                               
42  Paul Andrews                  9- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx
    Ronnie Bandlow                0- 0                                                                           
15  Roy Bickford                 10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
68  Abner Bigbie                 10- 3  xx      xx      xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   xx      xx      xx
74  Bill Booth                    0- 0                                                                           
50  Bill Brown                    7- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                       
44  Jim Calhoon                   3- 0                          xx      xx      xx                               
    Bob Carnes                    0- 0                                                                           
    Ed Chancey                    0- 0                                                                           
76  Jeff Clark                    0- 0                                                                           
    Ralph Collins                 0- 0                                                                           
24  Ken Cone                     10- 1  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O & D   xx      xx
86  Jim Daniel                   10- 7  xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   xx      xx
60  Frank DeFrancesco            10- 3  xx      xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx
75  Don Donatelli                 7- 0  xx      xx              xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx
84  Vernon Ehlers                 1- 0                          xx                                               
27  Jack Espenship               10-10  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
    Dick Fullom                   0- 0                                                                           
79  Jerry Garman                  0- 0                                                                           
    Tim Gaussiran                 0- 0                                                                           
    Richard Geothel               0- 0                                                                           
    William Godfrey               0- 0                                                                           
85  Fred Grimes                   9- 3  O & D   O & D   O & D           xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
11  Billy Hampton                 0- 0                                                                           
54  Jack Hardy                   10- 6  xx      xx      xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
    Frank Hewitt                  0- 0                                                                           
29  Ron Hinson                   10- 2  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O & D   O & D
88  Jim Hooks                     4- 0  xx      xx                      xx      xx                               
    Jon Kachin                    0- 0                                                                           
66  Ken Kestner                  10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
73  Steve Klesius                10- 6  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx
64  Ray Lamb                     10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
69  Jesse Lane                    0- 0                                                                           
    Brooklyn Levengood            0- 0                                                                           
13  Joe Majors                   10-10  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
12  Gene McCormick                7- 1  xx      xx                      xx      xx              xx      O & D   xx
    Jim McLeod                    0- 0                                                                           
    Carl Meyer                    0- 0                                                                           
    Jim Miller                    0- 0                                                                           
    Ronnie Moore                  0- 0                                                                           
63  Terry Moran                   9- 7  O & D   O & D   O & D           xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
70  Bob Morrow                    2- 0  xx      xx                                                               
21  Don Mustain                   5- 0  xx      xx                                              xx      xx      xx
    Gary Neal                     0- 0                                                                           
    Richard Perez                 0- 0                                                                           
43  Fred Pickard                  9- 9  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D           O & D
    Ronald Prickett               0- 0                                                                           
83  Paul Raulerson                0- 0                                                                           
22  Jim Redfern                   0- 0                                                                           
65  Mike Rocker                   0- 0                                                                           
    Jim Rogers                    0- 0                                                                           
53  Ramon Rogers                  8- 4  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx               
80  Tony Romeo                    9- 5  O & D           xx      O & D   xx      xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D
87  Fred Rowe                     0- 0                                                                           
    Pappy Rozman                  0- 0                                                                           
41  Denny Schou                   8- 0  xx      xx      xx              xx      xx              xx      xx      xx
    Wilmer Seago                  0- 0                                                                           
83  Don Sellers                   3- 0  xx      xx      xx                                                       
    Glenn Shaley                  0- 0                                                                           
    Joe Shuttlesworth             0- 0                                                                           
    Jerry Sims                    0- 0                                                                           
82  John Slaton                   1- 0  xx                                                                       
77  John Spivey                  10-10  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
    Frank Springer                0- 0                                                                           
10  Bob Stephens                  0- 0                                                                           
71  Bob Swoszowski               10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
70  Bob Thomas                    0- 0                                                                           
    Leon Tidwell                  0- 0                                                                           
    Gene Treadwell                0- 0                                                                           
81  Bill Tyre                     7- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx               
62  Al Ulmer                     10-10  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
78  Joe Verbinski                10- 4  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
    Lou Wallace                   0- 0                                                                           
26  Bud Whitehead                10- 9  O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   xx      O & D   O & D
20  Willie Whitehead              2- 0  xx      xx                                                               
    Doug Williams                 0- 0                                                                           
    Roland Wingate                0- 0                                                                           
51  Jim Worthington               0- 0                                                                           

WAKE FOREST 22, FLORIDA STATE 20

09/19/1959, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 20, 1959, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind 9-0, then ahead 20-9, Florida State's scrambling Seminoles yielded to Wake Forest, 22-20, in a fierce game of breaks here Saturday night.

Norman Snead, a superb clutch passer, threw for two touchdowns, set up another with a long throw.

But it was Nick Patella's second-quarter field goal, which opened the scoring for the evening, that proved the difference. Patella's kick was from the 19.

Quarterback Snead, a 6-4, 200-pound junior, got Wake Forest two touchdowns in the final six minutes. The winning one, scored by Bobby Robinson from the five after Snead heaved a 34-yard pass to Bobby Allen, came with 1:56 left in the game.

A fumble recovery at the FSU 40 paved WF's winning drive.

Wake Forest's first touchdown came with 20 seconds left in the first half, after pass interference was ruled at the FSU 11. Snead passed to Bill Hull for the touchdown. WF's No. 2 TD was on Snead's 19-yard pitch to Allen.

FSU's three touchdowns came on two interceptions and a 15-yard pass after a blocked punt.

Halfback Fred Pickard put the Seminoles in the scoring column with a 30-yard runback of a Snead interception a couple minutes after the last half started.

Romeo Injured

Still down 9-7 after three quarters, FSU went in front on Bud Whitehead's 81-yard run with interception of a Snead pass. Moments later, John Spivey blocked a Wake Forest punt at the 17. Shortly, Joe Majors passed 15 yards to Jim Daniel for the TD.

FSU played most of the way without the services of All-America end candidate Tony Romeo, who sprained a knee.

Both teams went overhead often. Majors hit on 12 of 20 tries for 127 yards. Snead on eight of 20 for 137. Led by Joe Bonecutter's 12 rushes for 97 yards, the Deacons flashed a superior running game. FSU's most effective toter was Jack Espenship, 53 yards in nine trips.

Penalties were heavy on both sides. FSU was taxed 135 yards, WF 92.

A crowd of 19,300 watched the thriller on a fair, warm night.

Early Woes

FSU was in early trouble. Failing to move after receiving the kickoff, the Seminoles punted. The snap was high, and Bud Whitehead's effort was good for a mere 25 to the WF 44.

Operating from a double-lonesome-end formation, the Deacons, on Bobby Robinson's 8-yard dash, were in FSU territory on their first play from scrimmage, at the 47. The Seminoles stiffened, stopped Neil MacLean's fullback bucks cold. MacLean punted to the 23.

With Pickard picking up 25 yards in his first four carries, and Jack Espenship chipping in some timely smashes, FSU maneuvered across midfield.

From the 46, Majors struck Pickard with a short pass. He lost his shoe but waded through tacklers and went the distance. But an illegal receiver was detected downfield. The play was nullified and FSU penalized to its 39.

On a fake punt, Espenship took a direct snap, short of fake-punter Whitehead, and rambled wide, 28 yards to the WF 33.

To The 10

Short chops - none for more than six yards - led all the way to the WF 10. On fourth down and one, Espenship was stopped inches short of a first down.

Kept alive by a roughing-the-kicker penalty when they tried to punt out of the hole, the Deacons started to move against FSU's second unit.

After Winston Futch scooted 18 yards around end to the FSU 46, Joe Bonecutter tore up the middle for 23 more to the 23 - the last play of the opening quarter. A Snead pass to Robinson brought WF to the 15, and Jerry Ball ran to the 10.

Then Jim Daniel struck down Snead for minus six. Nick Patella, on fourth down, tried a field goal. It was short.

Backed up to its 11 by a clipping penalty, FSU punted. It was hauled back seven yards to the FSU 43.

With Futch and Bonecutter leading, WF pounded to the 22. Following a 5-yard penalty, Bonecutter dashed, on a draw play, 17 big yards to the 10. Again WF was knocked back by a penalty, 15 for holding, to the 25. But Snead found Pete Manning with a pass at the 12.

This One True

Patella tried another field goal. He kicked from a difficult angle at the 19. The ball sailed through the uprights and WF was in front, 3-0, with 7:35 left in the half.

With a couple minutes left, FSU drove across the 50, spurred by Majors' running and passing. But the downs played out at the 40.

WF took over with 40 seconds to go and nursed a touchdown out of the fleeting time. Bonecutter slashed for 15 to the FSU 45. Snead threw deep to Bill Hull.

Pickard and Majors were there to defend, and Majors intercepted. But interference was ruled and WF had the ball at the 11. Snead promptly hit Hull, all alone at the goal line, and the 6-6 end fell across for six points.

Snead pitched out in a running try for two points. The ball fell on the ground. WF took a 9-0 lead into the dressing room.

Quickly after the start of the third quarter, FSU got on the scoreboard.

Third-and-five at the Wake Forest 26 and Snead tries a flat pass. Pickard picked it off and danced, behind a crushing Bill Spivey block, 30 yards to a touchdown.

Bill Brown added the point to narrow it to 9-7 with 1:18 gone in the half.

Soon after, FSU drove to midfield, got stopped for illegal use of hands.

Shackled by infractions itself, WF stayed near its own goal. Following a WF punt from the eight, FSU had a crack from the Deacons' 40.

Roy Bickford passed to Fred Grimes at the 31. Bickford skipped to the 28 for a first down. Two plays later, Bickford, on the keeper, picked his way through the middle for 17 yards to the nine.

A pass sailed over its receiver. Then a handoff was fumbled and Bill Ruby pounced on the rolling ball, claiming it for Wake Forest at the 17.

Three plays later WF punted up to the 42.

Bickford immediately threw a pass. Chuck Reiley intercepted it at the 18.

With Bonecutter continuing to cut up, the Deacons swept to the FSU 44. A pair of dashes by Robinson moved the sticks to the 28, and a bit later the Deacons were down to the 22. A holding penalty stymied the visitors.

Bud On Loose

Third-and-15 at the 34 after the assessment and Snead throws. Whitehead plucked it at the 19, took off up the sidelines, got hemmed in, cut out of it, drew a helping block from Bob Swoszwoski and polished off 81 yards.

Majors tried to run for two, got stopped by MacLean, leaving it 13-9. The fourth quarter was three minutes old.

Grimes' decking of Bill Skippon for minus six discouraged the Deacons at their 20, and Reiley went back to punt.

John Spivey powered through to block it at the 17. Whitehead dug for two. Majors sent Espenship on a fake up the middle, faded brightly and passed to Jim Daniel, who made a falling grab in the end zone for the TD.

Brown's point pushed it to 20-9.

Snead started throwing in earnest. A 37-yarder to Manning put the Deacons in business at the FSU 10.

After Snead lost nine, he nailed end Bobby Allen - an old high school teammate at Warwick, Va - with a touchdown strike. MacLean's point failed. It was 20-15 with 5:19 left.

FSU worked up to its 40. But Majors' handoff to Whitehead fell astray and Paul Martineau recovered for Wake Forest with 2:45 remaining.

On third down, Snead connected with Allen for a 34-yard pass gain to the five. Next play Robinson went wide for the touchdown. MacLean kicked the conversion for 22-20. One minute, 56 seconds to go.

On Majors' desperation passes FSU managed midfield. But a fourth-down pass to Daniel was a foot or so short of a first down at the WF 46.

Wake Forest ran out the clock.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
0
9
0
13
22
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
7
13
20

2nd   0- 0  Opp, 33, field goal failed
      0- 3  Opp, 29, field goal, 7:35 
      0- 9  Opp, 11, pass (run failed), 0:18 
3rd   7- 9  Fred Pickard, 30, interception return (Bill Brown, kick), 13:42
4th  13- 9  Bud Whitehead, 81, interception return (Joe Majors, run failed), 12:46
     20- 9  Jim Daniel, 15, pass from Joe Majors (Bill Brown, kick), 8:40 
     20-15  Opp, 19, pass (kick failed), 5:19 
     20-22  Opp, 5, run (kick), 1:56 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 13 Rushes-yards 37-138 55-200 Passing 111 137 Att-Comp-Int 20-11-1 20-8-2 Total Yards 57-249 75-337 Punt Returns 5-35 3-26 Kickoff Returns 5-79 4-62 Interception Ret. 2-111 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 4-33.3 6-28.5 Fumbles-Lost 5-2 1-0 Penalties-Yds 8-135 10-102 Attendance 19,300 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jack Espenship 9- 53 Fred Pickard 10- 39 Roy Bickford 5- 20 Joe Majors 6- 18 Bud Whitehead 4- 3 Paul Andrews 1- 3 Ron Hinson 2- 2 Receiving Jim Daniel 4- 63 Fred Grimes 2- 21 Bud Whitehead 2- 10 Fred Pickard 1- 6 Jack Espenship 1- 6 Tony Romeo 1- 5 Passing Joe Majors 16-10-0-102 Roy Bickford 4- 1-1- 9 Punt Return Ron Hinson 3- 19 John Spivey 1- 9 Bud Whitehead 1- 7 Kickoff Return Ron Hinson 2- 44 Fred Pickard 1- 19 Jack Espenship 1- 9 Jim Daniel 1- 7 Punting Bud Whitehead 3- 98 Paul Andrews 1- 35 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fred Pickard . . . . . 1- 30 . . . . . . Bud Whitehead . . . . . 1- 81 . . . . . . John Spivey . . . . . . . . . . 1 . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   13  Joe Majors
LHB  26  Bud Whitehead
FB   27  Jack Espenship
RHB  43  Fred Pickard
C    53  Ramon Rogers
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RG   63  Terry Moran
LT   73  Steve Klesius
RT   77  John Spivey
RE   80  Tony Romeo
LE   85  Fred Grimes
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   13  Joe Majors
DB   26  Bud Whitehead
LB   27  Jack Espenship
DB   43  Fred Pickard
MG   53  Ramon Rogers
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RG   63  Terry Moran
LT   73  Steve Klesius
RT   77  John Spivey
RE   80  Tony Romeo
LE   85  Fred Grimes
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
12  Gene McCormick
15  Roy Bickford
20  Willie Whitehead
21  Don Mustain
24  Ken Cone
29  Ron Hinson
41  Denny Schou
42  Paul Andrews
50  Bill Brown
54  Jack Hardy
60  Frank DeFrancesco
64  Ray Lamb
##  NAME
-----------------------------
66  Ken Kestner
68  Abner Bigbie
70  Bob Morrow
71  Bob Swoszowski
75  Don Donatelli
78  Joe Verbinski
81  Bill Tyre
82  John Slaton
83  Don Sellers
86  Jim Daniel
88  Jim Hooks
89  Jim Alverez

FLORIDA STATE 47, CITADEL 6

09/26/1959, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 27, 1959, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Hungry for all the exercise it could get before taking on University of Miami here next Saturday, Florida State's football team poured it on The Citadel, 47-6, here last night.

It was Perry Moss' first victory as a head coach and it snapped a three-game FSU losing streak. The Seminoles lost a pair to Florida and Oklahoma State at the tail-end of the '58 campaign and fell to Wake Forest in last Saturday's opener.

The issue was never in doubt and many of the 12,392 who turned out weren't around at the finish. Early departees included two Miami scouts, Walt Kichefski and Hank Stram, who left the pressbox at the end of the third quarter with FSU leading, 35-0.

FSU set a school record for total yardage, netting 514, with 307 rushing and 207 passing. It was, in fact, the most yardage FSU gained in a game since the last time it met The Citadel - one that saw the Seminoles rack 489 yards enroute to a 39-0 romp.

Moss kept his first and second units in virtually all the way in an obvious attempt to whet his primary troops for the Miami encounter.

They were going full-speed until the end, counted their last TD with six seconds left.

Sharp Defense

Pressing FSU defenders allowed The Citadel 25 yards on the ground, 74 in the air. The Bulldogs got a last-quarter touchdown on Bucky Sharpe's 43-yard pass to Bill Maguire. On just two other occasions were the Bulldogs in FSU territory, at the 28 following a neat pair of passes and at the 49 after a good kickoff return.

Six Seminoles scored touchdowns.

FSU payoffs came, in succession, on:

Bud Whitehead's 52-yard run following a screen pass from Joe Majors...Roy Bickford's 1-yard plunge...Fred Pickard's 4-yard smash...Majors' 2-yard pass to Whitehead...Ken Cone's 6-yard run...Jack Espenship's 3-yard push...Paul Andrews' 1-yard buck.

Majors hit four of six passes for 91 yards, Bickford nine of 17 for 116.

Jerry Nettles, The Citadel's fine passing quarterback, was hurt early in the evening and didn't return for action.

Two second-unit lads were FSU's leading runners. Ron Hinson whacked out 96 yards in 10 runs, Paul Andrews 61 in 12. Hinson also caught five passes, for 67 yards.

Early Move

FSU paraded from the game-opening kickoff to its first touchdown.

Touching off a 69-yard march, Jack Espenship and Fred Pickard smashed away at The Citadel line, led to the visitors' 44.

After a holding penalty rubbed out a Joe-Majors-to-Fred-Grimes pass gain to the 23, FSU started anew from its 42.

Two plays later, Majors found Bud Whitehead with a screen pass and the Marianna junior picked his way 52 yards down the sidelines for the TD, getting a big block from Pickard at the 13.

Bill Brown kicked the point for 7-0.

A pair of booming punts by end Bill Maguire, for 60 and 62 yards, held the Seminoles at bay for a spell.

Then FSU's second unit got going on a 53-yard drive. Roy Bickford shot an 18-yard pass to Ron Hinson that put the Tribe in business at the 33, then a 10-yarder to Hinson at the 23. A couple of plays later, Bickford, on the keeper, dashed up the middle 16 yards to the three. On third down, Bickford dived across from one-foot range.

Pass For Two

On a fake kick, ball-holder Bickford reared up and pitched to Ken Cone for two points, making it 15-0 with the first quarter almost gone.

Shortly, Bill Whaley fumbled an FSU punt and Ramon Rogers covered it for the Tribe at The Citadel 47. A Majors-Pickard screen pass struck off 30 yards to the 15. Espenship got to the four in three runs. Pickard took a direct snap and cruised in for the score.

Majors passed to Whitehead for two points, bringing things to 23-0.

On Whaley's passing, The Citadel finally moved inside FSU territory, got a first down at the Seminoles' 28. The string played out there and FSU took over.

Bickford's throws, notably a 21-yarder to Hinson, powered the Seminoles across midfield again. With Paul Andrews contributing a 15-yard run after taking a lateral from Bickford, FSU pushed to the 27. On fourth down at the 25, Brown tried a field goal. It was short.

More And More

FSU added touchdowns the first two times it got the ball in the third quarter.

Pickard returned a punt 15 yards to The Citadel 47. Pickard's 9-yard dash and a 15-yard assessment for holding got FSU to the 22. Jim Daniel, on an end-around, sped to the 15. Majors passed to Grimes at the eight. On fourth down at the two, Majors passed to Whitehead for the payoff.

A passing try for two points failed.

Bob Crouch's 20-yard kickoff runback gave The Citadel a crack from its 44. The Bulldogs got just across midfield - no farther.

Then the Seminoles moved 80 yards. Chopping runs by Hinson, Andrews and Bickford maneuvered FSU to The Citadel 42. A Bickford throw netted 22 to the 20. Hinson pounded to the six in two carries. From there, Cone scored on a wide scamper. Again, a pass try for two points flunked. It stood, 35-0.

On the final play of the quarter Hinson tore loose on a 40-yard run to the Bulldogs' 13. A holding penalty threw the Tribe back and the first unit couldn't overcome the handicap.

Pickard Loose

They got it in a few minutes, however, after The Citadel punted out of a hole and Pickard hauled it back 10 yards to the 35. A 19-yard wide dash by Pickard was the big lick in the short haul. Espenship scored from three yards out. Majors tried to run for two, was stopped short.

Behind 41-0, The Citadel got a touchdown with lightning efficiency, covering 66 yards in three plays.

Bill Hughes dashed for 11, Bill Dykes for 12. Then third-string quarterback Bucky Sharpe floated a pass into the mitts of a hard-running Maguire on a 43-yard scoring play.

Sharpe tried to pass for two, got swamped.

FSU had a final shot when Ray Lamb recovered a Hughes fumble at The Citadel 45 - made good on it with six seconds left.

A 20-yard pass, Bickford to Jim Daniels, put the ball on the one. Andrews pounded over.

Bickford's passing bid for two was incomplete.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CITADEL
0
0
0
6
6
FLORIDA STATE
15
8
12
12
47

1st   7- 0  Bud Whitehead, 52, pass from Joe Majors (Bill Brown, kick), 11:09
     15- 0  Roy Bickford, 1, run (Ken Cone, pass from Roy Bickford), 0:54 
2nd  23- 0  Fred Pickard, 4, run (Bud Whitehead, pass from Joe Majors), 9:16 
     23- 0  Bill Brown, 42, field goal failed, 1:21 
3rd  29- 0  Bud Whitehead, 2, pass from Joe Majors (Joe Majors, pass failed), 10:19
     35- 0  Ken Cone, 6, run (Roy Bickford, pass failed), 2:36 
4th  41- 0  Jack Espenship, 3, run (Joe Majors, run failed), 7:39 
     41- 6  Opp, 43, pass (pass failed), 5:47 
     47- 6  Paul Andrews, 1, run (Roy Bickford, pass failed), 0:06 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 5 Rushes-yards 68-307 24- 25 Passing 207 76 Att-Comp-Int 23-13-0 11-4-0 Total Yards 91-514 35-101 Punt Returns 7-78 2-15 Kickoff Returns 2-32 8-173 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 3-31.7 8-44.8 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 4-2 Penalties-Yds 6-78 6-67 Attendance 12,392 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Ron Hinson 10- 96 Paul Andrews 12- 61 Fred Pickard 8- 50 Jack Espenship 12- 49 Roy Bickford 11- 23 Gene McCormick 1- 10 Ken Cone 2- 8 Jim Daniel 1- 7 Bud Whitehead 5- 4 Don Mustain 2- 3 Denny Schou 1- 3 Joe Majors 3- -7 Receiving Ron Hinson 5- 67 Bud Whitehead 2- 54 Fred Pickard 1- 30 Jim Daniel 1- 21 Ken Cone 1- 16 Jim Hooks 1- 7 Fred Grimes 1- 7 Willie Whitehead 1- 5 Passing Roy Bickford 17- 9-0-116 Joe Majors 6- 4-0- 91 Punt Return Fred Pickard 2- 30 Bud Whitehead 1- 15 Ron Hinson 1- 13 Ken Cone 2- 12 Denny Schou 1- 8 Kickoff Return Fred Pickard 1- 24 Abner Bigbie 1- 8 Punting Paul Andrews 2- 62 Bud Whitehead 1- 33 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ramon Rogers . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ray Lamb . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   13  Joe Majors
LHB  26  Bud Whitehead
FB   27  Jack Espenship
RHB  43  Fred Pickard
C    53  Ramon Rogers
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RG   63  Terry Moran
LT   73  Steve Klesius
RT   77  John Spivey
RE   85  Fred Grimes
LE   86  Jim Daniel
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   13  Joe Majors
DB   26  Bud Whitehead
LB   27  Jack Espenship
DB   43  Fred Pickard
MG   53  Ramon Rogers
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RG   63  Terry Moran
LT   73  Steve Klesius
RT   77  John Spivey
RE   85  Fred Grimes
LE   86  Jim Daniel
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
12  Gene McCormick
15  Roy Bickford
20  Willie Whitehead
21  Don Mustain
24  Ken Cone
29  Ron Hinson
41  Denny Schou
42  Paul Andrews
50  Bill Brown
54  Jack Hardy
60  Frank DeFrancesco
##  NAME
-----------------------------
64  Ray Lamb
66  Ken Kestner
68  Abner Bigbie
70  Bob Morrow
71  Bob Swoszowski
75  Don Donatelli
78  Joe Verbinski
81  Bill Tyre
83  Don Sellers
88  Jim Hooks
89  Jim Alverez

MIAMI 7, FLORIDA STATE 6

10/03/1959, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 4, 1959, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Thumbing their bruised noses at a fine chance for a tie, Florida State's hard-scrambling football team went for broke here Saturday night - and failed!

Miami won, 7-6.

Manhandled by a brawnier for during an 83-yard scoring march in the second quarter and denied a first down in the middle two periods, Perry Moss' young forces came alive in a tingling final quarter.

They pushed 52 yards for a touchdown, which Fred Pickard racked from eight-yards range.

They 'Went'

Behind 7-6 with 2:52 left in the game, FSU faced the big decision. A kick for one point and a tie, using the trusty toe of Bill Brown who batted a thousand in three previous attempts this season? Or a run or pass for two points and victory?

From the ranks of the 18,600 came the dominant cry and showing of fingers: "Two! Two!"

Pickard, 165 pounds, took a pitchout and ran wide, met guard Jim Crawford, 225 pounds. Bob Rosbaugh and Fran Curci hit him, too. He was stopped six inches short.

The crowd applauded its approval of the big try. And the crowd renewed the hand-clapping when the last whistle blew with FSU uncorking desperation passes.

In the last analysis, the difference was Curci, the 152-pound senior quarterback, just as many folks figured it would be.

Scoring Pass

His running and passing sparked the 83-yard drive midway the second quarter. The scoring play was a 9-yard Curci throw to Bob Rosbaugh. Al Dangel kicked the decisive extra point.

Miami was ready for Pickard. Time after time the Hurricanes stopped him short. But he was a vigorous and dangerous as ever at the finish - came within six inches of beating them.

UM was less ready for the throwing of Joe Majors, who sparked the payoff march with his pitches.

Both teams had scoring chances presented them by fumbles. Miami's came at FSU's 14. The Hurricanes finished at the 39. FSU's came at Miami's 28. It played out at the 27.

Curci ran for 61 yards and passed for 54 more, completing six of 15 throws. He was easily Miami's leading runner, getting his 61 on eight carries.

Rosbaugh got 39 in eight tries.

Pickard's 29 yards in 11 runs was FSU's best ground showing. Majors hit on eight of 15 passes for 88 yards.

Early Going

Miami had first crack in this one, with Jim Vollenweider wheeling the game-opening kickoff 28 yards to the 32. Three whacks at the line netted only six and Curci punted.

On a 13-yard pass, Joe Majors to Bud Whitehead, FSU quickly penetrated Miami territory, at the 49. But the bid ended on the 44 with an incomplete pass and Whitehead punted into the end zone.

Stopped cold on two runs, UM sprang Curci loose in a third-and-10 situation. He zipped around end on the keeper, 34 big yards to the FSU 46, where Roy Bickford nailed him.

The Hurricanes got no further than the 41. Curci punted and the game's first major break unfolded when Ron Hinson fumbled the kick and Jim Crawford covered it for the visitors at the FSU 14.

Vollenweider got nothing off the left side. On a big play, Fred Grimes knifed through and decked Curci for a 10-yard loss as he tried to get off a pass. Miami shortly drew a holding penalty. From the FSU 39, a pass failed. Miami punted.

FSU fought, on running plays, to its 38. Miami was taxed 15 for a personal foul and FSU had a shot at the Hurricanes' 47. Passes failed, however, and there came another punt.

Scoring Drive

Miami ate up virtually half of the second quarter with a tedious march that moved 83 yards to a touchdown.

Curci did it. At the UM 17, he tore up the middle for 13 yards. Two plays later he passed 16 yards to Bill Miller at the FSU 41. Four line chops moved the ball to the 29. FSU's second unit went in. Curci sped for 14 on the option and Frank Bouffard went wide for eight more, to the six. FSU's second unit went out.

Miami was penalized five to the 11 for delay. Rosbaugh dug to the nine. Curci dropped back, took a direct snap from center, fired a pass to the 6-1 Rosbaugh, who grabbed it without hindrance at the goal for six points. Al Dangel kicked the point for 7-0 with 7:27 left in the half.

The Hurricanes got going on another drive net time they got the ball. It was a 42-yard movement that played out on the FSU 24 with three incomplete passes. Miami backs gained consistently in the push and Curci kept the Seminoles loose with an 11-yard pass to Rosbaugh that set things up at the 28.

After holding for downs, Florida State, with less than a minute remaining, was content to run out the clock.

'FSU couldn't forge a first down in that second quarter and halftime statistics showed Miami holding a big edge in rushing yardage, 137 to 24.

Passes Futile

Early in the third period, Miami's running game took it to its 45. But Curci took to the air, and it went for naught.

Following an 11-yard punt return to the UM 47, the Hurricanes had another shot. Curci's pass to Ron Fritzche carried to the FSU 38. After Rosbaugh rammed for four, Curci again went overhead. And again in vain.

With a minute to go in the quarter FSU got a fat opportunity when Theron Mitchell fumbled and Don Sellers claimed it for the Seminoles at the UM 28.

But Bickford lost three and Hinson failed to gain. Bickford's flat pass to Hinson gained four - to the 27.

Majors entered on fourth down. His low pass, on the fourth play of the last quarter, was batted down by a lineman.

Backed up at its 17 a bit later after a clipping penalty on a punt return, FSU moved on Major's 16-yard pass to Jim Daniels. But Majors was dumped for minus 11 on the following throwing attempt and the effort played out.

Whitehead got off a whopping 56-yard punt to the Miami 12. The Hurricanes couldn't get out of the hole and Stan Markowski punted to the FSU 48. Eight minutes remained.

On The Move

Majors rifled one to Pickard, 14 yards to the UM 38. Then he fired one to Whitehead at the 31. Espenship carved out a first down at the 27.

Pickard was stopped for no gain. Fourth down, four to go.

Majors passed, and Jim Daniels grabbed it at the 13. First down!

Espenship pounded to the nine, then pushed to the eight. On a quick-opener, Pickard went like a bullet through the left side, fell across the goal for the touchdown.

FSU went for the two points.

Pickard took a pitchout and sailed wide. Crawford nailed him just inches short of the line. It stayed 7-6.

Two minutes, 52 seconds remained.

FSU tried an onside kickoff. But guard Jack Novak covered the ball for Miami at the Hurricane 36.

Miami stalled, got penalized five for delay.

Final Flings

With 34 seconds left FSU got the ball after Markowski punted. Majors passed to Daniels at the 36, to Whitehead at the 46. Then one fell incomplete.

On the last play, as the buzzer sounded, Majors got off a final long, desperation heave. Theron Mitchell intercepted it at the five.

And the crowd filed out, debating the big question:

Go for the tie, or go for the victory?

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

2nd   0- 7  Opp, 9, pass (kick), 7:27 
4th   6- 7  Fred Pickard, 8, run (Fred Pickard, run failed), 2:52 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 8 10 Rushes-yards 37- 56 45-173 Passing 92 54 Att-Comp-Int 19-9-1 15-6-0 Total Yards 56-148 60-227 Punt Returns 7-23 5-18 Kickoff Returns 2-32 2-29 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 8-37.8 9-28.9 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties-Yds 2-20 4-40 Attendance 18,600 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Fred Pickard 11- 29 Jack Espenship 8- 22 Roy Bickford 6- 6 Paul Andrews 3- 6 Bud Whitehead 2- 1 Ron Hinson 3- 1 Joe Majors 4- -9 Receiving Bud Whitehead 4- 45 Jim Daniel 2- 16 Fred Pickard 1- 14 Tony Romeo 1- 13 Ron Hinson 1- 4 Passing Joe Majors 15- 8-1- 88 Roy Bickford 4- 1-0- 4 Punt Return Fred Pickard 3- 9 Ken Cone 1- 8 Ron Hinson 1- 4 Bud Whitehead 2- 2 Kickoff Return Bud Whitehead 1- 20 Fred Pickard 1- 12 Punting Bud Whitehead 5- 196 Paul Andrews 3- 106 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Al Ulmer 6 6 12 . . . . . . . . . Fred Pickard 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Steve Klesius 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Ray Lamb 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Jack Espenship 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Ken Cone 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Don Sellers 3 1 4 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ramon Rogers 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Joe Verbinski 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Fred Grimes 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jack Hardy 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jim Daniel 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Frank DeFrancesco 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Bob Swoszowski 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Roy Bickford 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Don Donatelli 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Terry Moran 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . John Spivey 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Bud Whitehead . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Tony Romeo 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Paul Andrews 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Abner Bigbie 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ken Kestner . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Bill Brown . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Denny Schou . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   13  Joe Majors
LHB  26  Bud Whitehead
FB   27  Jack Espenship
RHB  43  Fred Pickard
C    53  Ramon Rogers
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RG   63  Terry Moran
LT   73  Steve Klesius
RT   77  John Spivey
RE   85  Fred Grimes
LE   86  Jim Daniel
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   13  Joe Majors
DB   26  Bud Whitehead
LB   27  Jack Espenship
DB   43  Fred Pickard
MG   53  Ramon Rogers
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RG   63  Terry Moran
LT   73  Steve Klesius
RT   77  John Spivey
RE   85  Fred Grimes
LE   86  Jim Daniel
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
15  Roy Bickford
24  Ken Cone
29  Ron Hinson
41  Denny Schou
42  Paul Andrews
50  Bill Brown
54  Jack Hardy
60  Frank DeFrancesco
64  Ray Lamb
##  NAME
-----------------------------
66  Ken Kestner
68  Abner Bigbie
71  Bob Swoszowski
78  Joe Verbinski
80  Tony Romeo
81  Bill Tyre
83  Don Sellers
89  Jim Alverez

FLORIDA STATE 7, VIRGINIA TECH 6

10/10/1959, BLACKSBURG, VA

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 11, 1959, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

BLACKSBURG, VA - Thieving opportunists all afternoon long, Florida State's Seminoles sneaked past Virginia Tech, 7-6, here Saturday.

Before a homecoming assembly of 15,000, Tech threw its normal caution to the winds - quite literally - and the Seminoles intercepted a stunning total of seven passes. Bud Whitehead swiped three.

FSU's attack was mired by a boggy field and a gap-shooting Tech defense.

Finally, after interception No. 5, Florida State managed its touchdown.

Paul Andrews' runback of the interception set up the Seminoles at Tech's 26. On the opening play of the final quarter, Roy Bickford passed 10 yards to Ron Hinson for the TD.

Bill Brown kicked what proved to be the decisive point.

FSU shortly presented Tech with a big chance. End Leon Tomlin recovered a Hinson fumble at midfield. Tech drove to a score, Don Vaught crashing over on fourth-down from the 1-foot line with 2:15 left in the game.

Algar Pugh - a mighty man all day - tried to run for two points. Brown hit him at the two and Tony Romeo reinforced the lick.

Thusly, FSU, which had lost two close ones, finally won a squeaker, evening its record at 2-2. It was Tech's third setback in four starts and its first homecoming reversal in four years.

Vigorous Battle

It was a vigorous battle aired by 33 television stations over an independent network.

Tech drew a staggering 140 yards in penalties, versus 55 for the Seminoles. FSU lost three fumbles, Tech none.

Pugh, a swift 180-pound senior, nearly matched FSU's entire offense. Picking up 100 yards in 12 rushes. FSU managed only 41 yards on the ground, 65 passing.

Both teams were hobbled by injuries. FSU had two first-teamers, end Fred Grimes and guard Terry Moran, sidelined. Three Tech starters - fullback Shaffer, halfback Pat Henry, guard Ed Bartrug - didn't dress out.

Tech threw 19 passes, with FSU players catching more than the Gobblers, who got 72 yards out of six receptions.

It was an overcast, misty but warm afternoon and Miles Stadium's turf was mucky after a rainy week.

FSU couldn't cut it after receiving the game-opening kickoff. A punting exchange gave FSU an early shot from its 46.

Dashed Wide

Pickard dashed wide to the Tech 49. After a pass fell astray, Espenship pounded to the 44. Fourth down, four inches short - and the Seminoles went for the first down.

Pickard got it easily, pushed all the way to the 40.

After Bud Whitehead swept to the 35, Pickard was decked for minus three on an attempted reverse.

FSU's second unit came in. Jim Calhoon lost seven on another reverse bid. The Tribe punted.

Tech kicked back and Ken Cone returned seven yards to the Gobblers' 49. Bickford threw two passes - incomplete - then was flattened for a loss of eight.

The Gobblers continued to find the going rough on the ground.

FSU started from its 36 and with help of a holding penalty maneuvered to Tech's 45. Majors threw to Jim Daniels at the 35, but Whitehead was in motion on the play and it was nullified as the first quarter ended.

Majors threw to Tony Romeo, who grabbed it and turned. The ball popped out of his hands and into the mitts of halfback Buddy Perry at the Tech 33.

The Gobblers' were penalized to the 20 for holding. Charlie Speck tossed long to Ken Byrd, who outfought Majors and Whitehead at the FSU 44 and came up with the ball - a 36-yard play. It was Tech's initial first down.

On third down, needing two, Tech was again taxed for holding, back to its 49. Pugh raced 10 yards to FSU's 41. Carroll Dale's punt rolled into the end zone.

A bit later Pugh faked a quick-kick and skipped wide, 21 yards to FSU's 45 where Don Donatelli stopped him. Tech probed as far as FSU's 39.

Ken Cone put an end to it, intercepting Speck's pass at the 38.

But two plays later Calhoon fumbled and tackle Bernie Vishneski claimed it for Tech at FSU's 39. Bob Crabtree was struck down for minus two by Al Ulmer. Tech was penalized to its 45 - illegal receiver downfield. That blunted that. Shortly Tech was again penalized, this time for clipping. Fred Pickard intercepted a deep Tech toss at the FSU 22 with 2:31 left in the half.

Majors' pass to Romeo gained 30 yards, to Tech's 48. Whitehead sped to the 38. After Majors lost seven, he threw to Daniels at the 35. Daniels tried a backward lateral to Pickard. The ball fell loose and Art Pruett recovered for Tech, at the 38.

With time running out, Pugh moved back for passes, ran instead. Two runs got him to FSU's 42.

On the last play of the half, Whitehead intercepted a Pugh pitch, ran it back to FSU's 38.

Whitehead presented FSU with an early last-half opportunity when he intercepted a Speck pass at Tech's 44, wheeled it to the 34.

But a backfield motion penalty erased Espenship's 5-yard gain on the first play after the theft. Pickard was downed for a yard loss. A Majors pass failed, then the quarterback, trying to pass again, was nailed at the 47 - minus seven.

Whitehead punted to Pugh at the 15.

Tech moved big. Helped by a 15-yard assessment against the Tribe for a foul, Tech got to its 31. Pugh tore loose on successive runs, to the 42, then to FSU's 48.

Holding again, Tech shortly was penalized to its 45. Pugh quick-kicked to FSU's 23.

Just before the third quarter ran out, Paul Andrews - who had entered the game for the first time - swiped Frank Eastman's pass at the Tech 45, ran it to the Gobblers' 26.

Coach Perry Moss stuck with his second unit - and it paid.

After a pair of runs lost two yards, Bickford passed to Cone at the 12. Cone cracked to the 10.

On the first play of the last quarter, Bickford rolled out, then passed to Hinson in the end zone for the TD.

Bill Brown kicked the point for 7-0.

Pugh's running brought the Techmen to their 40. Then sophomore Speck, tackled on a pass effort, lateraled to tackle Mike Zeno. Tech was penalized five for the illegal runner and Dale punted.

A little later Speck's pass was converted by end Leon Tomlin into an apparent 31-yard gain to FSU's 26. But Tech was detected with an illegal receiver downfield and it went for naught.

It looked in the bag moments later when Whitehead intercepted a Speck pass at the Tech 48. But Hinson, just in to replace a shaken-up Pickard, fumbled and Tomlin recovered for Tech at the 50.

Crabtree dug to FSU's 44 and the Seminoles were taxed 15 for a foul. From the 29, Pugh dug for five and Terry struck for four.

Don Vaught pounded to the 17. Pugh passed to Strock at the eight.

Strock made it a first down at the four.

FSU held three times. But on fourth down, from the 1-foot line, Vaught scored.

Tech gambled for two. Pugh, running wide, was brought down short by Romeo and Brown. Two minutes, 15 seconds remained.

An onside kick was covered by FSU's Frank DeFrancesco.

majors tried to run out the clock. FSU was twice penalized for delay. With 40 seconds to go, Whitehead punted.

The game ended on an appropriate note - Majors intercepting at the FSU 35 and weaving downfield to Tech's 40 as the final whistle went off.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
7
7
VIRGINIA TECH
0
0
0
6
6

4th   7- 0  Ron Hinson, 10, pass from Roy Bickford (Bill Brown, kick), 14:54
      7- 6  Opp, 1, run (run failed), 2:15 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 7 11 Rushes-yards 39- 43 39-166 Passing 65 72 Att-Comp-Int 14-5-1 19-6-7 Total Yards 53-108 58-238 Punt Returns 5-27 7-39 Kickoff Returns 2-22 2-50 Interception Ret. 7-82 1-10 Fumble Returns 0-0 3-0 Punts 9-34.9 7-31.0 Fumbles-Lost 4-3 0-0 Penalties-Yds 7-55 12-140 Attendance 15,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Fred Pickard 9- 27 Bud Whitehead 4- 19 Jack Espenship 7- 15 Ken Cone 2- 7 Ron Hinson 3- 1 Jim Calhoon 3- -5 Roy Bickford 4- -8 Joe Majors 0- -13 Receiving Tony Romeo 1- 30 Ken Cone 1- 15 Ron Hinson 1- 10 Jim Daniel 1- 8 Jack Espenship 1- 2 Passing Joe Majors 8- 3-1- 40 Roy Bickford 6- 2-0- 25 Punt Return Fred Pickard 2- 10 Ken Cone 1- 8 Bud Whitehead 1- 7 Ron Hinson 1- 2 Kickoff Return Jack Espenship 1- 22 Frank DeFrancesco 1- 0 Punting Bud Whitehead 6- 217 Jim Calhoon 3- 97 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ken Cone . . . . . 1- 9 . . . . . . Fred Pickard . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Bud Whitehead . . . . . 3- 30 . . . . . . Joe Majors . . . . . 1- 22 . . . . . . Paul Andrews . . . . . 1- 21 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   13  Joe Majors
LHB  26  Bud Whitehead
FB   27  Jack Espenship
RHB  43  Fred Pickard
C    53  Ramon Rogers
RG   60  Frank DeFrancesco
LG   62  Al Ulmer
LT   73  Steve Klesius
RT   77  John Spivey
RE   80  Tony Romeo
LE   86  Jim Daniel
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   13  Joe Majors
DB   26  Bud Whitehead
LB   27  Jack Espenship
DB   43  Fred Pickard
MG   53  Ramon Rogers
RG   60  Frank DeFrancesco
LG   62  Al Ulmer
LT   73  Steve Klesius
RT   77  John Spivey
RE   80  Tony Romeo
LE   86  Jim Daniel
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
15  Roy Bickford
24  Ken Cone
29  Ron Hinson
42  Paul Andrews
44  Jim Calhoon
50  Bill Brown
54  Jack Hardy
64  Ray Lamb
##  NAME
-----------------------------
66  Ken Kestner
68  Abner Bigbie
71  Bob Swoszowski
75  Don Donatelli
78  Joe Verbinski
81  Bill Tyre
84  Vernon Ehlers

MEMPHIS STATE 16, FLORIDA STATE 6

10/17/1959, MEMPHIS, TN

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 18, 1959, page 29, by Bill McGrotha.

MEMPHIS, TN - Quarterback Nickey Buoni had Memphis State looking like Louisiana State for a little while here Saturday night and it was enough to shatter FSU's already shook-up Seminoles, 16-6.

Playing with both knees braced by tape, Buoni passed and ran FSU dizzy in the first 16 minutes, providing a 13-0 lead.

84-Yard Drive

Buoni capped an 84-yard drive with a scoring dash from the four after the eager Tigers got their mitts on the ball for the first time.

Memphis State grabbed a fumble a bit later and maneuvered 54 yards for a TD. Big play was Buoni's 26-yard pass to Dennis Briodowski at the 23. Jack Carter scored from five yards out on the second play of the second quarter.

A homecoming crowd of 10,000 sitting in clear, cool weather, whooped it up in Crump Stadium when Carter kicked a field goal a minute before halftime, putting the Tigers ahead 16-0. Memphis had moved 60 yards after claiming another FSU fumble at the Tiger 35.

FSU got its touchdown midway the last quarter, Joe Majors scoring from the one after a 33-yard push.

Seminoles Outplayed

There were no ifs, ands or buts about this one. The Seminoles were simply outplayed by an aroused bunch that has lost only to Ole Miss in five starts this season.

It was FSU's third loss in five games. Disturbed over the Tribe's showing in a 7-6 victory over Virginia Tech last week, Coach Perry Moss shook up his starting lineup.

Buoni ran 13 times for 58 yards, completed three of seven passes for 86. Carter was the game's leading rusher, however, with 73 yards in nine efforts.

Majors, playing most of the way at quarterback, hit on 10 of 20 throws for 83 yards. Jack Espenship led FSU running with 47 yards in 15 trips.

Choose To Kick

In the beginning the home team chose to kick off after winning the coin toss.

FSU moved 16 yards to its 44 before things stalled and Bud Whitehead punted to Memphis State's 21. An offsides quickly set the Tigers back to their 16.

From there, Nickey Buoni brightly quarterbacked the Tennesseans 84 yards to a touchdown.

Buoni, a hometown senior, came out throwing. He hit end Don Coffee with a 28-yard strike at the Memphis 44. Buoni dug to FSU's 49 and Jim Lovelace to the 37.

Buoni whacked for five more and Bill Loyd got five. Then Buoni slashed through for 12, to the 15. Loyd got four and Buoni seven for a first down at the four.

FSU stiffened, yielding nothing on three runs, but on fourth down, Buoni ran way wide to the left, made it across. Jack Carter kicked the point for 7-0 with 5:25 gone.

FSU moved well for 25 yards after the kickoff. But Jim Calhoon fumbled at the Memphis 46 and Jerry Bell recovered for the Tigers.

Sub quarterback Carter played the big role in this one. Vic Wimpey pounded to FSU's 46. Lenny Kaplan tore loose to the 20 but an illegal-motions penalty nullified it.

No matter. Buoni hit Dennis Briodowski with a 26-yard pitch at the 23. Carter crashed for three. Buoni whipped to the nine for a first down, then maneuvered to the four as the quarter ended.

Majors cut Buoni down for minus one. Carter came back in at quarterback, bootlegged smartly around end for the TD. The PAT attempt by Carter was wide. It stayed 13-0.

Memphis State was threatening again after Carter, on a fake punt with Paul Parrish back to kick, took the snap and ran 32 yards to the 27.

Bud Whitehead intercepted a throw at the seven.

Majors got the Seminoles moving. Espenship's pounding led to the 19. Majors passed to Jim Daniels at the 36. Three plays later, a Majors pitch to Whitehead brought a first down at the 46. Helped along with a 15-yard foul penalty, FSU got down to the Memphis 31.

But there a handoff was fumbled and Wayne Evans covered the ball for Memphis.

Lovelace's running led to the 50. Buoni connected with Coffee on a 32-yard pass gain a couple of plays later and the Tigers were in business at the FSU 13. Parrish got to the five in two carries. Buoni's pass just missed an end-zone receiver.

Carter came in to kick a field goal from the 22 and it was 16-0 with 1:17 left in the half.

Yielded Ball

FSU couldn't get past midfield in the fleeing seconds that remained, yielded the ball to the Tigers at the FSU 46 as the whistle sounded.

The Seminoles took the second-half kickoff, worked the ball to their 47. The Tigers tightened and Whitehead punted 42 yards.

Moving to their 43, the Tigers were obliged to punt for the first time. Parrish boomed a rolling one over the goal line.

FSU replied with another punt. It was fumbled and Ken Cone recovered for FSU at the Seminoles' 47.

With Roy Bickford quarterbacking, the Tribe got to the 44. Bickford, on a fourth-and-one run, was a foot or so short and the Tigers took over.

But when Parrish went back to kick on fourth down, guard Terry Moran slashed through to block it and FSU had a chance from the Memphis 34.

Whitehead, Espenship and Pickard cut out a first down at the 21. Espenship whacked to the 14 on the last play of the quarter.

Missed At Three

It played out at the three. Majors pitched out to Pickard, who tried a shovel pass to Daniel in the end zone. It missed.

Memphis promptly punted and Majors wheeled it back to the Memphis 33.

Majors passed to Whitehead, who lateraled to Espenship - good for 20 yards to the 13. Four runs - Pickard, Majors, Espenship, Majors - got a first down on the three. Two plays later, Majors slipped across the middle from the one with 7:36 to go.

A passing attempt by Majors for two points missed.

FSU held following the kick and Memphis punted to the Tribe's 41. Five and a half minutes to go.

But Jerry Reese intercepted Majors' deep pass with 3:30 left, wheeled it up to the Memphis 33.

That iced it.

Memphis State had moved on running plays to the FSU 19 when it ended.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
6
6
MEMPHIS STATE
7
9
0
0
16

1st   0- 7  Opp, 4, run (kick), 9:35 
2nd   0-13  Opp, 5, run (kick failed), 14:36
      0-16  Opp, 22, field goal, 1:17 
4th   6-16  Joe Majors, 1, run (Joe Majors, pass failed), 7:36 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 15 Rushes-yards 48-114 48-236 Passing 92 105 Att-Comp-Int 21-10-1 8-4-1 Total Yards 69-206 56-341 Punt Returns 3-18 3-15 Kickoff Returns 5-83 1-7 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-25 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 4-37.0 4-26.3 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 4-1 Penalties-Yds 2-20 7-55 Attendance 9,536 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jack Espenship 15- 47 Roy Bickford 6- 16 Bud Whitehead 5- 14 Fred Pickard 8- 12 Jim Calhoon 2- 8 Ken Cone 2- 7 Ron Hinson 2- 5 Paul Andrews 4- 4 Joe Majors 4- 1 Receiving Jim Daniel 2- 34 Bud Whitehead 4- 27 Tony Romeo 2- 14 Ron Hinson 1- 11 Fred Pickard 1- 3 Jack Espenship 0- 3 Passing Joe Majors 20-10-1- 92 Fred Pickard 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Terry Moran 1- 12 Joe Majors 1- 4 Ron Hinson 1- 2 Kickoff Return Fred Pickard 3- 54 Jack Espenship 1- 17 Ron Hinson 1- 12 Punting Bud Whitehead 3- 114 Paul Andrews 1- 34 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bud Whitehead . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Ken Cone . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Terry Moran . . . . . . . . . . 1 . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   13  Joe Majors
LHB  26  Bud Whitehead
FB   27  Jack Espenship
RHB  43  Fred Pickard
C    54  Jack Hardy
RG   60  Frank DeFrancesco
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RE   68  Abner Bigbie
LT   73  Steve Klesius
RT   77  John Spivey
LE   86  Jim Daniel
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   13  Joe Majors
DB   26  Bud Whitehead
LB   27  Jack Espenship
DB   43  Fred Pickard
MG   54  Jack Hardy
RG   60  Frank DeFrancesco
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RE   68  Abner Bigbie
LT   73  Steve Klesius
RT   77  John Spivey
LE   86  Jim Daniel
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
12  Gene McCormick
15  Roy Bickford
24  Ken Cone
29  Ron Hinson
41  Denny Schou
42  Paul Andrews
44  Jim Calhoon
50  Bill Brown
53  Ramon Rogers
63  Terry Moran
##  NAME
-----------------------------
64  Ray Lamb
66  Ken Kestner
71  Bob Swoszowski
78  Joe Verbinski
80  Tony Romeo
81  Bill Tyre
85  Fred Grimes
88  Jim Hooks
89  Jim Alverez

FLORIDA STATE 22, RICHMOND 6

10/24/1959, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 25, 1959, page 25, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Freddy was ready, and Florida State punched out a difficult 22-6 football victory over the University of Richmond here Saturday night.

The Seminoles' little Tennessee terror, 165-pound Fred Pickard, had his liveliest moments of the season, scoring FSU's first two touchdowns and totaling, in a dozen runs, 94 of the 131 yards his team netted against a red-dogging defense.

It was closer than 22-6.

Ahead 8-0 at the half, FSU nursed an 8-6 margin with a minute left in the third quarter. The Seminoles counted a final touchdown with 40 seconds to go.

Tight Defense

Richmond, racking FSU ball-carriers for repeated losses in the second quarter, had limited the Seminoles to minus five yards rushing after the home team's first play from scrimmage in the last half.

Then FSU's long dormant offense came alive on Pickard's running and the slick throwing of Joe Majors, who hit on eight of 15 for 93 yards.

FSU's touchdown was a bit of a gift. A botched punt attempt gave the Seminoles the ball at Richmond's 20. Pickard scored from the eight.

Richmond got its TD after a break, too, recovering a fumble at the FSU 17. Frank Gagliano's 12-yard pass to Robert Dunnington was the payoff.

Pickard capped a 79-yard FSU drive with a plunge from the two.

FSU went 67 yards for its final score, with Majors throwing five yards to Jim Daniel in the end zone.

Daniel got a 2-pointer after FSU's first TD on a pass from Majors and Pickard ran for another following the third touchdown.

It was FSU's third success against as many setbacks, Richmond's fourth reversal in six outings that include a tie. For the tough-enough Spiders, it was their worst defeat since West Virginia administered a 66-22 lashing in the opener last year. No one this season had scored more than 14 points on the Spiders, who this year and last suffered several close defeats.

For the band-night turnout of 15,200, Richmond made it interesting all the way of the clear, cool evening.

Early Score

It took 13 minutes for FSU to get on the scoreboard.

The Seminoles grabbed the game-opening kick and moved quickly into Richmond territory, with Joe Majors' 12-yard pass to Jim Daniel the big lick. The Spiders held, forced and punt at their 39.

Running from the "I" formation, Richmond failed to get a first down its first two turns with the ball. On successive bids from this familiar perpendicular attack, quarterback Joe Rosetti was dumped for losses of 11 and 10 yards.

Pickard wheeled a punt 32 yards to Richmond's 29 but two plays later Pickard fumbled and Johnny Boggs recovered for Richmond at the 28.

Richmond's next punt was returned to the Spiders' 45 by Pickard. Still the Seminoles couldn't cut it, as the second unit entered and gained one yard in three plays.

From its 11, Richmond started a bit of a movement, with Art D'Arrigo romping for nine and 17 yards on straight carries. But a penalty nullified a prospective first down at FSU's 46 as Frank Gagliano shot a daring fourth-and-one-pass to Art McGee.

When David Ames dropped back to punt, he got a high snap that eluded him. Abner Bigbie covered the ball for FSU at the 20.

Four plays later and FSU had a touchdown. Pickard smashed for six. Bud Whitehead for five. Jack Espenship for two. At the eight, Pickard took a pitchout and sailed wide to his right for the six points.

Majors rolled out and passed to Jim Daniel for two points.

Spiders Move

With Gagliano throwing 12 yards to Bob Coolbaugh and 11 to D'Arrigo, then again to Coolbaugh for 16. Richmond moved across midfield for the first time.

The penetration was all the way to FSU's 18. But an offsides penalty slowed the charge. Earl Stoudt tried for a fourth-down field goal from the 27. The kick was low and outside.

Richmond tightened up considerably.

FSU opened one series from its 20, ended back on the 11, inaugurated another at its 47 and finished on its 36, got a third start at its 48 and wound up on its 17.

Richmond was across the 50 twice again in the second quarter but never deeper that FSU's 39.

About the brightest moment for FSU in the period was when Espenship toed a 55-yard punt and zipped downfield to make the tackle on D'Arrigo at the Richmond 20.

Tough Going

Halfway the game, Richmond had outgained FSU, 77 yards to 32. FSU's running net was a mere four yards.

When Majors, on FSU's first play from scrimmage in the last half, got no pass protection and was dumped for an 11-yard loss, FSU had a minus rushing total.

Backed up at its 20 following a clipping assessment, FSU presented Richmond with a golden shot when Ron Hinson fumbled and tackle Joe Arcudi recovered for the Spiders at the 17.

Came fourth-and-six at the 12 and Gagliano drilled a pass over the middle to Dunnington in the end zone.

The Spiders went for two. Gagliano dealt the ball to Dunnington, who scooted wide and whipped a pass into the end zone - incomplete.

That sort of stung the Seminoles.

They got going on what was perhaps their most impressive scoring drive of the season. It was a 79-yard production, accomplished in 15 plays.

Sharp Passes

Majors' passes featured the push.

From the FSU 29, Majors hit Daniel for 18 yards. At the 50, he threw to Whitehead, who lateraled to Espenship for a 9-yard gainer. After losing seven, the quarterback pitched to Pickard for eight.

Then Pickard skipped wide with a pitchout - 17 yards to the 23. Majors passed to Whitehead for a first down at the six. Espenship, in two whacks at the right side, got to the two. Pickard ripped off the left side for six points on third down.

Bill Brown missed on the point-after kick for the first time this season and it stayed 14-6 with a minute left in the third quarter.

Richmond wasn't finished.

On a double reverse, Ames dashed 21 yards to the 50. Gagliano passed to Coolbaugh for 18, to Stoudt for 18 more and a first down at FSU's 12.

It played out on Stoudt's field-goal attempt on fourth down with the ball at the seven. The boot was wide.

With Majors throwing 20 yards to Espenship and Pickard knocking off 17 more in one gallop, FSU maneuvered to the Richmond 19 in 10 plays.

Hit Cross Bar

FSU got no further than the 18. On fourth down, Brown attempted a field goal. The ball hit the crossbar, bounced back on the playing field.

The Seminoles went 67 yards and scored a third touchdown with 40 seconds left.

Ken Cone, on five runs, got 39 yards. From the 24, Pickard struck off 19 yards to the five. As Pickard faked up the middle, Majors passed to Daniel for the TD.

Pickard slashed wide for two points.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
RICHMOND
0
0
6
0
6
FLORIDA STATE
8
0
6
8
22

1st   8- 0  Fred Pickard, 8, run (Jim Daniel, pass from Joe Majors), 2:08 
2nd   8- 0  Opp, 37, field goal failed
3rd   8- 6  Opp, 12, pass (pass failed), 8:45 
     14- 6  Fred Pickard, 2, run (Bill Brown, kick failed), 0:59 
4th  14- 6  Opp, 25, field goal failed, 11:04
     14- 6  Bill Brown, 35, field goal failed
     22- 6  Jim Daniel, 5, pass from Joe Majors (Fred Pickard, run), 0:39 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 15 9 Rushes-yards 49-131 37- 82 Passing 93 105 Att-Comp-Int 18-8-0 23-9-0 Total Yards 67-224 60-187 Punt Returns 5-68 4-30 Kickoff Returns 2-45 4-65 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 7-39.3 7-40.1 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1 Penalties-Yds 3-35 3-35 Attendance 15,200 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Fred Pickard 12- 94 Ken Cone 6- 40 Jack Espenship 11- 23 Bud Whitehead 6- 20 Denny Schou 1- 10 Paul Andrews 1- 1 Ron Hinson 2- -4 Gene McCormick 2- -8 Roy Bickford 2- -10 Joe Majors 6- -35 Receiving Jim Daniel 3- 38 Jack Espenship 1- 25 Bud Whitehead 3- 22 Fred Pickard 1- 8 Passing Joe Majors 15- 8-0- 93 Roy Bickford 3- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Fred Pickard 3- 53 Joe Majors 1- 12 Terry Moran 1- 3 Kickoff Return Bud Whitehead 1- 23 Fred Pickard 1- 22 Punting Jack Espenship 4- 164 Paul Andrews 3- 111 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Abner Bigbie . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   13  Joe Majors
LHB  26  Bud Whitehead
FB   27  Jack Espenship
RHB  43  Fred Pickard
C    54  Jack Hardy
RG   60  Frank DeFrancesco
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RE   68  Abner Bigbie
LT   73  Steve Klesius
RT   77  John Spivey
LE   86  Jim Daniel
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   13  Joe Majors
DB   26  Bud Whitehead
LB   27  Jack Espenship
DB   43  Fred Pickard
MG   54  Jack Hardy
RG   60  Frank DeFrancesco
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RE   68  Abner Bigbie
LT   73  Steve Klesius
RT   77  John Spivey
LE   86  Jim Daniel
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
12  Gene McCormick
15  Roy Bickford
24  Ken Cone
29  Ron Hinson
41  Denny Schou
42  Paul Andrews
44  Jim Calhoon
50  Bill Brown
53  Ramon Rogers
63  Terry Moran
##  NAME
-----------------------------
64  Ray Lamb
66  Ken Kestner
71  Bob Swoszowski
78  Joe Verbinski
80  Tony Romeo
81  Bill Tyre
85  Fred Grimes
88  Jim Hooks
89  Jim Alverez

GEORGIA 42, FLORIDA STATE 0

10/31/1959, ATHENS, GA

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 1, 1959, page 25, by Bill McGrotha.

ATHENS, GA - Georgia's most powerful team in years and years gave Florida State it worst football moments ever here Saturday afternoon.

The score was 42-0.

FSU's sorely bruised Seminoles never had a chance against the relentless pounding of a foe hungry for the glory of yester-year.

Bowl Scent

Hot on the scent of a bowl bid, the Bulldogs racked up 21 points each half as the Homecoming crowd of about 30.000 whooped it up.

The biggest margin of defeat for an FSU team going into this one was in 34-0 setbacks at Miami and Georgia Tech hands in 1955.

Georgia's six touchdowns came in succession on Wayne Taylor's 1-yard smash, Francis Tarkenton's 4-yard pass to Fred Brown, Jimmy Vicker's catch of a 28-yard pass from Charley Britt, Tarkenton's 9-yard pass to Gordon Kelley, Tommy Lewis' 5-yard run, Dale Williams' 12-yard pass to George Guisler.

The Bulldogs riddled FSU's porous pass defense with 16 completions in 24 attempts for 189 yards. They added 246 yards rushing.

School Record

FSU was not without proud moments as little Fred Pickard ran at the Big Georgia line a school-record 29 times for 98 yards. Not since Buddy Strauss carried 27 times against Sewanee in 1949 had an FSU back been called on so much.

The Seminoles, whose deepest penetration was to Georgia's 26, held Georgia scoreless until the last minute of the opening quarter, then the dam broke.

Georgia played a near flawless football game offensively and the injury-stricken Seminoles were no match for such accomplishment. on defense the Bulldogs had it in the clutch, despite yielding 198 yards to FSU's attack. It was the first scoreless outing for FSU since Mississippi Southern dealt a 20-0 shutout in 1957.

Pickard did much of his balloting in the first quarter before Georgia scored. When the Seminoles got two touchdowns behind, Joe Majors threw often, setting school records for most attempts and completions in a single season and most completions in an FSU career.

For Georgia, it was victory No. 6 in seven games and FSU's fourth loss in seven.

It was a cool afternoon, overcast but no rain. The steady drizzle that had plagued Athens for a couple of days had stopped early Saturday morning. The well-drained turf of Sanford Stadium was in excellent playing condition, considering the early rain.

Pickard Emerges

After winning the toss and choosing to receive, FSU gave Georgia an immediate introduction to Pickard.

The 165-pound star ran 13 times in the first quarter, gained 40 yards. At the start he carried five straight times as the Seminoles maneuvered from their 23 to the 42.

From there, Jack Espenship punted, and it was a weak one - a 16-yarder to Georgia's 42.

Jim Daniel's racking of Walden for minus three on a third-down run stymied the Bulldogs. Walden's long punt rolled just over the goal line.

Pickard ran three more times, for seven yards. Espenship punted 44 yards to Georgia's 29.

After another kicking exchange, Georgia pushed 72 yards to a touchdown in a dozen plays.

Moving against FSU's second unit, Taylor struck off seven, Walden tore loose for 23 to the Seminoles' 48 and Taylor banged for 13 to the 35. The first unit returned.

The Seminoles stiffened. But on third-and-five at the 12, Tarkenton cut wide to the 1-foot line. Two plays later, Taylor smashed over. Forty seconds remained in the first quarter.

Big March

Georgia soon opened another big march. Walden's 22-yard scamper was the top play in the push to FSU's 16. But Bud Whitehead put an end to it with an end-zone interception of Britt's pass.

Opening from their 47 moments later, the Bulldogs made good in 11 plays that saw penalties of five and 15 yards walked off against them. Tarkenton shot passes to Bill Harron for 19 and 17 yards, and hit Aaron Box at the FSU six with a 12-yarder. From the four, Tarkenton whipped a running toss to Box in the end zone.

FSU got going on a parade that went 51 yards to Georgia's 26. Pickard, on a pitchout, sailed for 16 yards to start the drive. Then Pickard boomed up the middle for 11 to the 50 as Georgia hustled its first unit back into action. Majors passed to Daniel at the 33. Pickard, in three runs, got to the 26. But on fourth down Georgia's Duda Thompson shot the gap to nail Majors for a 6-yard loss.

With time running out in the half, Georgia managed another touchdown for a 21-0 lead.

The Bulldogs struck off 68 yards in eight tries. Britt's screen pass to Bobby Towns netted 14 yards to FSU's 43. Another Britt shot to Towns brought a first down at the 28. Britt fired to Jimmy Vickers at the goal line for six points. This payoff came with only 25 seconds left in the half.

261 Yards

Georgia had rolled up 261 yards in two quarters, including 110 via air on eight pass completions in 11 attempts.

FSU had a crack from midfield early in the third period. Georgia, backed up by a penalty, had quick-kicked and Majors darted back to pick it up and return it six yards to the Seminoles' 47.

The Tribe couldn't cut out a first down, however. On a fourth-down run, Pickard was inches short at Georgia's 43.

There was no immediate damage as two runs and a pass got Georgia nothing.

But Vikers' interception of a Majors pass at the FSU 31 soon set up Georgia's fourth TD.

Walden passed to Towns at the 16. Towns dug, on the draw, to the nine. Two Britt passes failed and Tarkenton came running in. He promptly threw to Gordon Kelley in the end zone for six.

Roy Bickford's 18-yard pass to Daniel, coupled with a 15-yard penalty against Georgia, provided FSU with a first down at the Bulldogs' 49. But Taylor intercepted Majors' pass at the 43.

Georgia got to the Seminole 40, where Timmy Lewis' passes failed to carry any further.

On a fourth-and-one run from the FSU 29, Pickard was a yard short. Georgia had another chance as the last quarter opened.

Lewis crossed the goal three times but the first two efforts were nullified by penalties.

The quarterback's 21-yard pass to Heron had provided a first down at the six. Lewis scored but the ball was back at the 20 as Georgia was detected holding.

Taylor pounded for four and Lewis passed to Brown at the six. Lewis ran to the 1-foot line, then pounded over but a backfield-in-motion assessment canceled the apparent payoff. From the five on fourth down, Lewis went wide for six. This time it stood up and Georgia was ahead 35-0 after Durward Pennington booted another extra point.

Georgia tacked on another TD after Walter Bendenfield recovered a Daniel fumble at the FSU 45. Daniel had just grabbed a Majors pass.

The payoff came on Dale Williams' 11-yard pass from George Guisler in the end zone with 3:40 to go in the game.

Georgia's Jack Shamblin intercepted another Majors' pass at midfield seconds before time mercifully ran out.
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
GEORGIA
7
14
7
14
42

1st   0- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 0:40 
2nd   0-14  Opp, 4, pass (kick), 6:20 
      0-21  Opp, 28, pass (kick), 0:25 
3rd   0-28  Opp, 9, pass (kick), 6:15 
4th   0-35  Opp, 6, run (kick), 12:45
      0-42  Opp, 12, pass (kick), 3:40 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 10 22 Rushes-yards 37-113 52-246 Passing 85 187 Att-Comp-Int 20-10-3 24-15-1 Total Yards 57-198 76-433 Punt Returns 3-25 3-21 Kickoff Returns 7-147 1-13 Interception Ret. 1-0 3-4 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 6-37.0 6-41.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yds 2-26 10-89 Attendance 32,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Fred Pickard 29- 98 Roy Bickford 1- 6 Jim Calhoon 3- 6 Joe Majors 4- 3 Receiving Jim Daniel 4- 48 Bud Whitehead 3- 15 Fred Pickard 2- 15 Jack Espenship 1- 7 Passing Joe Majors 19-10-3- 85 Roy Bickford 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Joe Majors 2- 13 Bud Whitehead 1- 12 Kickoff Return Fred Pickard 5- 111 Bud Whitehead 1- 21 Jack Espenship 1- 15 Punting Jack Espenship 4- 145 Bud Whitehead 2- 77 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bud Whitehead . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   13  Joe Majors
LHB  26  Bud Whitehead
FB   27  Jack Espenship
RHB  43  Fred Pickard
C    54  Jack Hardy
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RG   63  Terry Moran
RE   68  Abner Bigbie
RT   77  John Spivey
LT   78  Joe Verbinski
LE   86  Jim Daniel
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   13  Joe Majors
DB   26  Bud Whitehead
LB   27  Jack Espenship
DB   43  Fred Pickard
MG   54  Jack Hardy
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RG   63  Terry Moran
RE   68  Abner Bigbie
RT   77  John Spivey
LT   78  Joe Verbinski
LE   86  Jim Daniel
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
15  Roy Bickford
24  Ken Cone
29  Ron Hinson
50  Bill Brown
53  Ramon Rogers
60  Frank DeFrancesco
64  Ray Lamb
##  NAME
-----------------------------
66  Ken Kestner
71  Bob Swoszowski
73  Steve Klesius
75  Don Donatelli
80  Tony Romeo
85  Fred Grimes

WILLIAM & MARY 9, FLORIDA STATE 0

11/14/1959, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 15, 1959, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State was shrouded in just about its darkest football hour today.

William and Mary, a superior football team on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon, compounded already gloomy circumstances with a 9-0 upset before 16,700 Homecoming fans.

The shocking setback - FSU was a two-touchdown favorite - came on the heels of the Seminoles' worst beating in history (Georgia, 0-42), and disclosure that Coach Perry Moss would be leaving soon to take a pro football job with Canada's Montreal Allouettes.

Cut Chances

It also lowered flickering hopes of a victory over Florida next week in Gainesville. And it cut chances of a break-even season. The Seminoles are 3-5 now, with Florida and Tampa left.

William and Mary also ended FSU's long dominance over Southern Conference opposition. The Seminoles had won nine straight from members of that league. W&M, with one game to go, is 4-5 for the year.

It was, too, FSU's first Homecoming defeat since 1952.

The Indians of Coach Milt Drewer broke loose with a rugged running game, most effective in the last half. Fullback Lauren Kardatzke, a 190-pound Ohio boy who got back into action only last week after missing three games with a broken arm, whacked away for 109 yards on 21 runs.

W&M scored with a couple of minutes left in the third quarter. Swift halfback Roger Hale, q 170-pound sophomore, scampered 41 yards down the sidelines. Three minutes remained when Dan Barton wrapped it up with a field goal from the 11.

Pickard Mark

In his final Campbell Stadium appearance, Fred Pickard hung up a career rushing record. His 74 yards on 22 carries brought his total to 1488 yards, surpassing Bobby Renn's old mark of 1455. Righthalf Pickard ran from fullback much of the way - a surprise move.

FSU had its chances. One drive ended at the W&M 20. Another was halted six inches from goal. A field-goal try from the 20 was wide. Still another push was stopped at W&M's 16

So did W&M have opportunities that weren't cashed. The Indians recovered an early fumble at FSU's 45 - perhaps a turning point - but got no further than the 14. They had a first down on the FSU five, missed a fourth-down try for a field goal.

W&M's touchdown was preceded by a fourth-and-one gamble. Kardatzke, in a crack at the middle, barely made good.

Statistics reflect a true picture. W&M outrushed FSU, 228 to 126, outpassed the Seminoles, 101 to 74, completing nine of 13 throws. FSU hit only eight of 20 passes. The visitors overcame 103 yards in penalties. FSU was taxed 65 yards.

Early Break

W&M had the first offensive crack after FSU chose to kick off. And the visitors got an early break when, following a W&M punt, Bud Whitehead fumbled on FSU's second play from scrimmage and Jim Porach recovered for the foe at the Seminoles' 45.

A 17-yard lick up the middle by Kardatzke was the big spur in a quick 3-play movement to the 19. The attack bogged as the Tribe stiffened, held on for downs at the 14.

The Seminoles moved the ball well in their own territory but couldn't cross midfield in the first quarter, stalling once at the 48, again at the 45.

W&M ripped off 78 yards in a drive to FSU's four - all in vain.

The Indians were helped by a pair of 15-yard penalties, had to overcome one 15-yard assessment against themselves in the push. Dazzling play was Bob Stoy's 47-yard pass to Jon Stephenson on the first play of the second quarter.

Stephenson made a falling catch at the five. But W&M's deepest penetration was to the four. On third down Jack Hardy decked Porach for a yard loss, back to the five.

Barton tried a field goal, kicking from the 12. It was wide.

Down to 20

With Pickard breaking loose for 14 yards, and Majors contributing sweeps of eight and 15 yards, the Seminoles scooted to W&M's 40, and a penalty provided first down at the 21. But W&M yielded nothing to three bids. On a fake field-goal attempt by Ken Kestner, ball-holder Joe Majors dealt to Pickard, who slipped and fell at the 20.

W&M punted out of the hole and FSU came pounding back. A holding tax against W&M brought a first down at the visitor's 27. Majors hit Fred Grimes with a pass at the 14, then found Jack Espenship at the six for another strike. Fred Andrews cut out a first down at the four. Whitehead got one. A pass fell incomplete. Whitehead got one more. Pickard was officially ruled about six inches short on a fourth-down run. It appeared he had made it across.

The Indians again kicked out with Pickard returning the punt to W&M's 39. Pass interference gave FSU a shot from the 13 with a single second remaining. Kestner tried for three points. His kick was wide.

Bruising Runs

W&M came out with a bruising running game in the third quarter, moving from the kickoff 37 yards to midfield before punting.

A booming return punt by Espenship rolled just over the goal line and W&M got another start, from its 20.

Kardatzke's running paced W&M to its 40. A pair of Calvin Cox passes put the Indians at the FSU 46. Fourth-and-one at the FSU 42, and the visitors went for it. Kardatzke made it - if barely.

On first down, Hale hit off his right tackle, found no room, streaked wide and cut down the sidelines, going all the way.

Barton's point kick was wide. It stayed 6-0 with 2:33 left in the quarter.

A 40-yard FSU pass play, Majors to Ken Cone at the W&M 27, was canceled when officials called an illegal receiver downfield.

W&M probed to FSU's 35. On fourth-and-one at the 36, the Indians sent H.C. Thaxton up the middle. He was just short.

FSU started to move. After Pickard led to the 45, a roughing penalty put the Seminoles at the W&M 40. Majors, on the keep, ran wide, 18 yards to the 22. Pickard got but one yard in two runs. Majors passed to Cone at the 16. But Majors' fourth-down throw to Tony Romeo at the 10 was low. W&M took over.

The Indians got going again.

A 26-yard pop up the middle by Kardatzke led to FSU's 36. Four more runs and W&M was on the 18. Cox passed to Hale at the 10. On fourth down at the six, Barton booted a field goal from the 11. It was 9-0 with 3:14 left.

Insult was heaped on injury when Stoy worked a successful onside kick, tackle Stan Pokrywka claiming the ball for the Indians at the 50.

FSU had one more shot after a punt to the Seminoles eight. Desperation passes by Majors couldn't carry FSU as far as midfield.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WILLIAM & MARY
0
0
6
3
9
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0

2nd   0- 0  Opp, 22, field goal failed
      0- 0  Ken Kestner, 30, field goal failed, 0:00 
3rd   0- 6  Opp, 41, run (kick failed), 2:33 
4th   0- 9  Opp, 21, field goal, 3:10 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 15 Rushes-yards 39-126 57-228 Passing 74 101 Att-Comp-Int 20-8-0 14-9-0 Total Yards 59-200 71-329 Punt Returns 2-11 3-19 Kickoff Returns 1-25 2-28 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 4-41.3 6-35.2 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 0-0 Penalties-Yds 5-65 7-103 Attendance 16,700 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Fred Pickard 22- 74 Joe Majors 5- 46 Bud Whitehead 3- 11 Ken Cone 5- 5 Paul Andrews 1- 2 Jack Espenship 2- 0 Roy Bickford 1- -12 Receiving Tony Romeo 1- 21 Jack Espenship 2- 17 Jim Daniel 2- 15 Fred Grimes 1- 13 Ken Cone 2- 8 Passing Joe Majors 19- 8-0- 74 Roy Bickford 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Roy Bickford 1- 8 Ken Cone 1- 3 Kickoff Return Fred Pickard 1- 25 Punting Jack Espenship 2- 87 Bud Whitehead 2- 78 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jack Hardy . . . 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   13  Joe Majors
LHB  24  Ken Cone
RHB  27  Jack Espenship
FB   43  Fred Pickard
C    54  Jack Hardy
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RG   63  Terry Moran
RT   77  John Spivey
LT   78  Joe Verbinski
RE   80  Tony Romeo
LE   86  Jim Daniel
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   13  Joe Majors
DB   24  Ken Cone
DB   27  Jack Espenship
LB   43  Fred Pickard
MG   54  Jack Hardy
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RG   63  Terry Moran
RT   77  John Spivey
LT   78  Joe Verbinski
RE   80  Tony Romeo
LE   86  Jim Daniel
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
12  Gene McCormick
15  Roy Bickford
21  Don Mustain
26  Bud Whitehead
29  Ron Hinson
41  Denny Schou
42  Paul Andrews
53  Ramon Rogers
60  Frank DeFrancesco
##  NAME
-----------------------------
64  Ray Lamb
66  Ken Kestner
68  Abner Bigbie
71  Bob Swoszowski
73  Steve Klesius
75  Don Donatelli
81  Bill Tyre
85  Fred Grimes

FLORIDA 18, FLORIDA STATE 8

11/21/1959, GAINESVILLE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 22, 1959, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

Tough 18 To 8 Game To UofF.
Cripples Put Up A Fight.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Lady luck carried on an outrageous flirtation with Florida State's courageous band of cripples here Saturday afternoon.

But the fickle gal side-stepped the grasping Seminoles when it appeared they might catch her, and University of Florida's heavily-favored Gators won a tough football game, 18-8.

This was one in which Florida was supposed to be able to name its own score. FSU running star Fred Pickard, nursing a bad ankle and knee, was on the bench all the way, and the Seminoles had a number of other troops slowed by injury.

Gators Repulsed

The Gators, repulsed time after time in FSU territory, had to fight for every point they made.

There were times when the fates were kind. FSU recovered four Florida fumbles, intercepted a Florida pass. These were the sort of breaks FSU had prayed for.

But the Seminoles absorbed some bad moments, too.

Harshest turn was the cancellation of a scoring pass play by penalty. This second-quarter payoff would have tied the score 6-6, and the Seminoles might have gone ahead by virtue of an extra point.

Tardy Handkerchief

But an official threw down a tardy handkerchief and ruled FSU holding after Joe Majors passed 30 yards to Bud Whitehead for an apparent TD.

Florida scored the first time it got the ball in the first half, moving 69 yards in 10 plays from the opening kickoff, and the first time it got the ball in the last half, pushing 30 yards in five plays after Bill Hood's pass interception.

Jack Westbrook got both of these, the first from one-yard range and the second from the 10.

The Gators moved ahead, 18-0, with four minutes left after recovering a fumble at the FSU 40. Don Goodman scored from the two.

In those fleeing four minutes, Majors took FSU on a 71-yard touchdown drive, featured by his passes. The senior quarterback scored from the one with 38 seconds left. Then he ran for two extra points.

Westbrook, who got 52 yards in nine runs, was voted the game's individual standout by writers. But the balloting took place just as Majors started his scoring drive, and the majority of votes were cast before its finish.

Majors completed nine of 18 passes for 85 yards.

The game's top runner was UF Quarterback Wayne Williamson, with 62 yards for seven runs.

Florida Dominates

Florida dominated the statistics, rolling up 26 first downs and 375 yards in total offense, versus FSU's 11 first downs and 136 yardage total. The Gators had the edge in penalties, too, having 85 yards walked off against them. FSU was taxed 42.

For Florida, which won its first game since Oct. 3 and now is 4-4-1, it was the second two-touchdown victory over FSU in the 2-year-old series. FSU is now 3-6.

FSU played a play-for-the-breaks type of game, often kicking on third down. Florida had little trouble moving the ball - until it counted most. The Gators found FSU exceedingly tough in the clutch.

Florida, choosing to receive after winning the toss, wheeled 60 yards for a touchdown in ten plays. It looked ridiculously easy.

Penalties Figure

Two penalties, one for off-sides and one for pass interference, figured in the push.

The running of Westbrook and Jon MacBeth spurred the Gators to FSU's 45. Bud Whitehead was ruled interfering with a prospective receiver on a Dick Allen pass, and UF had a first down at the 23.

Westbrook, on a double reverse, got five and MacBeth pounded for seven more, to the 11. Four short runs cut out a first down inside the one, and Westbrook cracked off his left side for the TD.

Allen's point-after try was wide.

FSU couldn't manage a first down its first two turns with the ball.

Florida, meanwhile, maneuvered from its 28 to FSU's 32. Wayne Williamson's running, and a 16-yard Williamson pass to Gene Page, led the drive that culminated with a Williamson fumble. Frank DeFrancesco claimed the ball for FSU at the 32.

Following a 51-yard quick-kick by Bobby Joe Green that Whitehead returned 11 yards, FSU finally whacked to a first down at its own 43.

But Dave Hudson's interception at the 50 of a Roy Bickford toss put an end to that as the first quarter ran out.

Allen Fires

A 26-yard Allen pass to MacBeth put the Gators at FSU's 27. After Doug Partin scooted to the 24, Allen took to the air again. Two throws fell incomplete. Allen ran to the 18, just short of a first down.

Jack Espenship got three and Whitehead picked up two yards.

Operating from a unique spread, the Seminoles sprung Majors loose for 39 yards.

It was a sparkling run, with Majors cutting back smartly and wading diagonally through the UF defenders. Westbrook and Perry McGriff caught him at the UF 38.

Three runs moved the ball to the 30. On fourth down, Majors fired a beaut that Whitehead grabbed on the run at the five. He crossed over the goal without breaking stride.

But, alas, illegal use of the hands was called on the play and FSU was penalized to its 45.

A minute later, FSU had another opportunity as Williamson threw a flat pass to Page. The ball bounced out of the hands of the Tallahassee halfback and Ken Cone was there to intercept, running the ball down to the 20.

Threat Killed

But three runs and a futile pass got FSU no further than the 17.

Green punted 65 yards to FSU's 19. FSU kicked back, and a 20-yard Williamson run led the Gators to the Tribe 26. On a double reverse, Don Deal fumbled and Ray Lamb grabbed the ball for FSU at the 32.

For the second straight time, FSU punted on third down and Florida had still another crack with time running out in the half.

A Jones-Westbrook pass play picked up 27 yards to the FSU 19. But Fred Grimes broke through to deck Jones for minus seven.

Allen passed to McGriff at the five. Florida was caught clipping, however, and got moved back to the 21.

On fourth down and two seconds to go, Allen tried a field goal, kicking from the 28. It was no good.

The 6-0 halftime score contrasted with last year's 21-7, which turned out to be the final count. Florida held an 11-3 edge in first downs at this midway point, had outgained the Seminoles, 198 yards to 63.

FSU took the third-quarter kick, and pretty soon Florida had a big chance.

Majors threw to Jim Daniel, who made an off-balance grab. The ball went up in the air and center Bill Hood was there to intercept at the FSU 30.

Gators Score

Five plays brought a TD. Partin slashed for 13 and Westbrook for eight. After Allen slipped on the damp turf and lost 15, Partin got five to the 10.

Westbrook raced wide to his left, cut down the sidelines and fell into the end zone.

Allen tried a pass for two points. It was short of its intended mark. The score stayed 12-0.

Majors, back to pass from the spread, got decked for a loss of 12 by Danny Royal, back to the FSU eight. Whitehead punted up to the Tribe's 46.

In three plays, Florida was at the 24. But there Paul Varjecko fumbled and John Spivey covered the ball for FSU.

Next play Bickford passed and Williamson intercepted at the 31. Still Florida couldn't cash a chance. FSU held for downs at the 26.

Illegal-use-of-the-hands penalties helped check the Gators their next two turns with the ball.

Early in the last quarter, a 39-yard Allen pass to Hudson provided a shot from the FSU 19. Partin pounded to the 15.

A clipping assessment set the Gators back to the 35 after Dan Edgington dropped an Allen pass at the goal line. On fourth down at the 30, Williamson punted. It was a poor one - minus three yards - it went off the side of his foot.

Florida Break

But a Majors fumble was recovered by Bob Wehking at the 40, and Florida had still another chance.

Don Goodman wheeled for 11 and Williamson got 14 on a sweep during a 4-play movement to a first down on the 10. Goodman whipped wide to the four. MacBeth dug to the two. Goodman scored off his right side with 4:12 left in the game.

Jones attempted a pass for two. McGriff caught it out of bounds. No good.

Andrews took the kickoff back to the 29 and FSU got going.

Majors passed to Tony Romeo at the 38 and Andrews dug to the 40. Majors ran to the 44, then whipped a pass to Whitehead at the 49. Majors found Daniel with a strike at the 35, then hit Don Mustain with another at the 13.

Again Majors ran, this time to the eight. Majors passed to Mustain at the four. An offsides against the Gators brought a first down on the two. Andrews cracked for one. Then Majors went over for sox points on a sneak.

And Majors ran for two points, making it 18-8 with 38 seconds left.

An FSU onsides kick appeared futile but Florida was called offsides on the play. FSU tried the play again, and this time got the ball at the Florida 40 as Ken Kestner claimed it after UF's Houston Mills touched the ball.

Majors has time for three desparation passes before the seconds ran out.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
8
8
FLORIDA
6
0
6
6
18

1st   0- 6  Opp, 1, run (kick failed), 10:14
2nd   0- 6  Opp, 38, field goal failed, 0:02 
3rd   0-12  Opp, 10, run (pass failed), 11:52
4th   0-18  Opp, 2, run (pass failed), 4:12 
      8-18  Joe Majors, 1, run (Joe Majors, run), 0:38 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 11 21 Rushes-yards 37- 49 51-214 Passing 90 163 Att-Comp-Int 23-10-3 16-8-1 Total Yards 60-139 67-377 Punt Returns 3-12 6-37 Kickoff Returns 3-48 1-16 Interception Ret. 1-21 3-3 Fumble Returns 4-0 1-0 Punts 9-37.4 5-37.4 Fumbles-Lost 4-1 4-3 Penalties-Yds 3-42 9-58 Attendance 41,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Joe Majors 11- 18 Jack Espenship 9- 18 Bud Whitehead 8- 13 Paul Andrews 5- 9 Don Mustain 1- 7 Ken Cone 3- -16 Receiving Bud Whitehead 4- 29 Don Mustain 3- 27 Jim Daniel 1- 14 Ron Hinson 1- 11 Tony Romeo 1- 9 Passing Joe Majors 18- 9-1- 85 Roy Bickford 5- 1-2- 5 Punt Return Bud Whitehead 2- 12 Joe Majors 1- 0 Kickoff Return Gene McCormick 1- 22 Paul Andrews 1- 19 Ron Hinson 1- 7 Punting Bud Whitehead 6- 225 Jack Espenship 3- 112 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Spivey . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ken Cone . . . . . 1- 21 . . . . . . Frank DeFrancesco . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ray Lamb . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
RHB  12  Gene McCormick
QB   13  Joe Majors
LHB  26  Bud Whitehead
FB   27  Jack Espenship
LE   29  Ron Hinson
C    54  Jack Hardy
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RG   63  Terry Moran
RT   77  John Spivey
LT   78  Joe Verbinski
RE   80  Tony Romeo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   12  Gene McCormick
DB   13  Joe Majors
DB   26  Bud Whitehead
LB   27  Jack Espenship
LE   29  Ron Hinson
MG   54  Jack Hardy
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RG   63  Terry Moran
RT   77  John Spivey
LT   78  Joe Verbinski
RE   80  Tony Romeo
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
15  Roy Bickford
21  Don Mustain
24  Ken Cone
41  Denny Schou
42  Paul Andrews
60  Frank DeFrancesco
64  Ray Lamb
##  NAME
-----------------------------
66  Ken Kestner
68  Abner Bigbie
71  Bob Swoszowski
73  Steve Klesius
75  Don Donatelli
85  Fred Grimes
86  Jim Daniel

FLORIDA STATE 33, TAMPA 0

11/28/1959, TAMPA, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 29, 1959, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TAMPA, FL - Saving his best for his last, Joe Majors completed 20 of 32 passes for 313 yards as Florida State riddled Tampa, 33-0, here Saturday night.

It was the last game for both teams, FSU's fourth victory in 10 games, Tampa's seventh reversal in 10, and far and away the best day an FSU passer ever had.

Majors' 20 completions were a school record for one game. So were his 34 attempts and 313 yardage total. The Huntland, Tenn. senior ended the season with 90 connections in 170 attempts for 1,063 yards - all FSU season records.

Whitehead Snags

Junior righthalf Bud Whitehead caught nine throws to hang up another school record with a season total of 31.

Eight thousand folks watched the brilliant aerial display on a bitterly cold night.

Majors got FSU going late in the first quarter with a short pass to Fred Pickard that was converted into a 63-yard touchdown play on the halfback's sparkling running.

13-0 Halftime Lead
After Majors whipped a 30-yard strike to Jim Daniel with two seconds left in the half to send FSU to the dressing room with a 13-0 lead, the Seminoles were home free.

Other TDs came on Pickard's 3-yard smash, Whitehead's 3-yard buck and Majors' 5-yard sweep. All were set up by passes.

It was a defensive, punting duel for much of the first quarter, and more than 12 minutes elapsed before either team could cut out a first down.

Punting Duel

Tampa took the kickoff after winning the coin toss.

FSU got the better of early punting as Jack Espenship toed one out on the Tampa 15 and another out on the 18.

But then 210-pound fullback Jay Gould booted one 68 yards to put FSU in the hole at its 7. When Espenship went back to punt on third down, he got a low snap and the effort was a weak one, 16 yards to the Seminole 36. Tampa had its first close-down opportunity.

A clipping penalty put a crimp in the Spartans.

Billy Turner passed and Majors intercepted at the 26.

Bud Whitehead struck off eight and Pickard ran for three, bringing the evening's initial first down, at the 37.

Majors dropped back, lofted a soft pass to Pickard, who caught it at the line of scrimmage and went the distance on a brilliant 63-yard run. He waded through an early mess of tacklers, shot diagonally across the field, and when more tacklers converged on him near the goal he whipped back the other way.

Ken Kestner kicked the point and FSU was in front, 7-0 with 1:55 left in the quarter.

A kickoff return to the Tampa 40 by Dickie Pitts and a 14-yard pass, Turner to Pitts, had the Spartans knocking at the FSU 46. There they stalled.

Punts Stimy

Two punts by Charles McCuller, dead at the FSU 14 and seven, helped keep the Seminoles at Bay.

With Majors getting off 11 and 12-yard passes to Tony Romeo, plus a 10-yarder to Whitehead, and Pickard pacing the running FSU marched smoothly, 78 yards to Tampa's 15. There McCullers knocked the ball out of Majors' hand, as the quarterback tried to sweep, and recovered for Tampa at the 22.

After the Spartans pushed to the 29, Fred Grimes tore through to deck Turner for minus 14. Bill Rouse punted poorly, to the Tampa 35.

Majors threw three incomplete passes. FSU moved to the 30 on an offsides infraction.

The with two seconds left in the half, Majors found tall Jim Daniel with a throw just across the goal line. Daniel outstretched a couple of defenders in pulling down the 6-pointer.

Majors tried to pass for two points. Incomplete.

Florida State paraded from the second-half kickoff 67 yards to its third touchdown.

Pickard Scores

Majors' running led to midfield, and his passing featured the rest of the push as he threw 11 yards to Grimes, four to Ken Cone, 11 to Ron Hinson. Pickard scored from three yards out.

Cone's running bid for two points fell short and it stayed 19-0.

FSU soon had another crack when Roy Bickford intercepted a Turner pitch at the 50. But three passes fell astray and the Seminoles punted.

On Turner's passing, Tampa traveled 60 yards. But in vain. Pitts caught a 14-yarder and 10-yarder. Rouse grabbed throws for 11 and 24 yards, and the latter reception placed Tampa at the FSU six.

Espenship nailed Turner for minus five, the Spartans were penalized for taking too much time and Daniel decked Turner for a loss of seven. Tampa finally ran out of downs at the 15.

More passing by Majors, with Whitehead the big target, took FSU on another long drive, down to the Tampa eight, but Majors, trying to sweep, fumbled when hit and the ball rolled across the goal line, where officials credited Tony Booth with recovering for Tampa - an automatic touchback.

Fourth Touchdown

Following a 31-yard Tampa punt, up to its 48, FSU got its fourth TD. Majors passed 16 yards to Espenship and 11 to Whitehead to lead to the 16. Two plays later, Whitehead dashed eight yards to the three, then scored on an off-tackle smash. Majors kicked the extra point for 26-0 with 3:27 to go.

There was time for one more payoff. Majors' stunning pass connections led a push to the five, from where the quarterback swept end for the TD. It was a 75-yard production , climaxed with five seconds to play.

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

1st   7- 0  Fred Pickard, 62, pass from Joe Majors (Ken Kestner, kick), 2:00 
2nd  13- 0  Jim Daniel, 30, pass from Joe Majors (Joe Majors, pass failed), 0:03 
3rd  19- 0  Fred Pickard, 3, run (Ken Cone, run failed), 9:45 
4th  26- 0  Bud Whitehead, 3, run (Joe Majors, kick), 3:45 
     33- 0  Joe Majors, 5, run (Ken Kestner, kick), 0:05 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 7 Rushes-yards 44-190 30- 21 Passing 313 90 Att-Comp-Int 34-20-0 14-7-2 Total Yards 78-503 44-111 Punt Returns 2-20 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-22 7-120 Interception Ret. 2-15 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 5-31.4 8-39.3 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 0-0 Penalties-Yds 4-30 6-60 Attendance 8,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Bud Whitehead 9- 63 Fred Pickard 22- 58 Joe Majors 9- 56 Ken Cone 1- 5 Jack Espenship 2- 4 Don Mustain 1- 4 Receiving Bud Whitehead 9- 118 Fred Pickard 1- 62 Jim Daniel 2- 39 Tony Romeo 3- 37 Jack Espenship 2- 30 Ron Hinson 1- 12 Fred Grimes 1- 11 Ken Cone 1- 4 Passing Joe Majors 32-20-0-313 Roy Bickford 2- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Ken Cone 1- 11 Bud Whitehead 1- 9 Kickoff Return Fred Pickard 1- 22 Punting Jack Espenship 3- 85 Paul Andrews 1- 40 Bud Whitehead 1- 32 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joe Majors . . . . . 1- 11 . . . . . . Roy Bickford . . . . . 1- 4 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   13  Joe Majors
LHB  26  Bud Whitehead
FB   27  Jack Espenship
LE   29  Ron Hinson
RHB  43  Fred Pickard
C    54  Jack Hardy
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RG   63  Terry Moran
RT   77  John Spivey
LT   78  Joe Verbinski
RE   80  Tony Romeo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   13  Joe Majors
DB   26  Bud Whitehead
LB   27  Jack Espenship
LE   29  Ron Hinson
DB   43  Fred Pickard
MG   54  Jack Hardy
LG   62  Al Ulmer
RG   63  Terry Moran
RT   77  John Spivey
LT   78  Joe Verbinski
RE   80  Tony Romeo
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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12  Gene McCormick
15  Roy Bickford
21  Don Mustain
24  Ken Cone
41  Denny Schou
42  Paul Andrews
60  Frank DeFrancesco
64  Ray Lamb
##  NAME
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66  Ken Kestner
68  Abner Bigbie
71  Bob Swoszowski
73  Steve Klesius
75  Don Donatelli
85  Fred Grimes
86  Jim Daniel