Florida State Football - 1960 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bill Peterson, Head Coach
John Coatta, Assistant Coach
Dick Flowers, Assistant Coach
Vince Gibson, Assistant Coach
Bob Harbison, Assistant Coach
Don James, Assistant Coach
Charlie LaPradd, Freshman
Bubba McGowan, Assistant Coach
Ken Meyer, Assistant Coach

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1960 FSU Football Handbook

Coach Bill Peterson

Editor's Note: FSU and Perry Moss was not a good fit. He was burned in effigy at least twice during the season and in the middle of the season rumors began that he was going to resign and take a job with the Canadian Football League.

From the Florida Times Union, November 14, 1959, page 14
TALLAHASSEE, FL, November 13, 1959 - Florida State University's athletic committee met today and there was immediate speculation that the topic was a successor to head football coach Perry Moss.

Although Moss has not confirmed it, there is general acceptance of a report he has accepted an offer to coach the Montreal Alouettes professional football team.

Dr. Mode Stone, chairman of the athletic committee, was out of the city this afternoon and no other members of the committee could be contacted immediately in the confusion of FSU's homecoming.

A report spread on the campus that the name of Ray Graves, an assistant coach at Georgia Tech, was getting prime consideration as Moss's successor.

Moss himself was understood to be recommending either Dick Flowers, whom he hired away from Gainesville High School to help him, or Bob Harbison, the veteran FSU line coach, for the head coaching job. Flowers is a former University of Alabama lineman.


From the Florida Times Union, November 19, 1959
TALLAHASSEE, FL, November 18, 1959 - Florida State today had a new athletic director and was searching diligently for a new head football coach.

As Perry Moss confirmed earlier reports that he was resigning to become general manager and coach of Canada's Montreal Alouettes, Florida State announced that Vaughn Mancha would be the new athletic director.

Moss had served as both head coach and AD.

At a press conference in FSU President Dr. Robert Strozier's office, Mancha was introduced in a move that caught newsmen by surprise.

Once an All-American center at the University of Alabama, the Georgia born Mancha for five years was an FSU assistant coach. Since 1957 he has been an assistant coach at Columbia University.

Mancha, 38, will work with the Athletic Committee, Dr. Strozier said, toward naming a head football coach.

Dr. Strozier said FSU had made no overtures to any candidate for the coaching job. He acknowledged that there has been a flood of nominations.

There's a chance that Moss will go to Canada following the Florida game on Saturday and before the season finale with Tampa.

Moss also confirmed he has recommended two assistants, Dick Flowers and Bob Harbison, as candidates to succeed him.

"It's actually a staff recommendation," Moss said. "We had a meeting of all the coaches and they agreed that Dick and Bob were the logical ones.

"I think either one would make FSU a good head coach."

Harbison has been an FSU assistant for 13 years.

Flowers came here with Moss as his number one aide.

Mancha was scheduled to return to Columbia last night. The Lions play their last game on Saturday against Rutgers. Mancha will return to Tallahassee to assume his new duties early next week.

Mancha's salary will be $11,000 annually. Moss was named head football coach at $14,000 a year. His salary remained the same when he was later named athletic director.

Dr. Strozier said he felt it was better to have the two posts of athletic director and head football coach separate ones.

Mancha said he was "very happy" to have the opportunity to return to Tallahassee. Dr. Strozier said he was pleased with Mancha's acceptance and Moss said he has known Mancha for many years and wished him the best of luck.

Moss disclosed the Canadian job was offered to him several weeks ago. He denied that he was approached about the job before he accepted the FSU post.

"When I came to Florida State," he said, "I had every intention of remaining. But I feel I owe it to my family and to my professional future to accept one of the outstanding opportunities in professional or college football."

Moss refused to comment on a report that he will receive $40,000 a year as general manager-coach of the Alouettes.

Dr. Strozier said of FSU's present assistant coaches that "no one will be relieved of his duties."

There was one report that Harbison is considering an offer to become a Tom Nugent aide at the University of Maryland.

Moss refused comment on whether he would take any FSU assistants with him to Montreal.

Moss did say that Fred Pickard, FSU halfback star, would be offered an opportunity to play with Montreal.


From the Tallahassee Democrat, December 8, 1959, page 1
TALLAHASSEE, FL, December 7, 1959 - Florida State's new head football coach is Bill Peterson, 39-year-old Ohioan who has served as Louisiana State's offensive line coach the last five seasons.

Signing of Peterson to a 4-year contract at $14,000 annually was announced at 1 pm this afternoon.

His name had figured prominently in speculation since he came to Tallahassee to be interviewed by the athletic committee on Thursday.

Had Perry Moss not been chosen successor to Tom Nugent last February, Peterson likely would have been the man. He was next on the list for an interview.

Contacted in Baton Rouge, La, by The Democrat this afternoon, Peterson said: "I am very humble, and proud and happy to be associated with such a fine university. I will need the assistance and cooperation of the student body, and all the FSU followers in Florida, to do a job.

"It's a priviledge to be working with President Strozier and Athletic Director Mancha, and to be a part of an outstanding faculty."

Peterson said he would try to fly to Tallahassee late today. He will be here for several days but will have to return to Baton Rouge by December 21, the day before LSU opens practice for its Sugar Bowl engagement January 1 with Mississippi.

He will be associated with LSU through the bowl game but will be permitted to devote as much time as possible to preparation for his new duties at FSU.

Peterson was born in Toronto, Ohio, and attended school there. He attended college at Ohio Northern in Ada, where he played end on the football team.

His first coaching assignment was at Massillon, as that prep powerhouse's sophomore coach. He was later head coach at Forest, Wapakoneta and Mansfield. His Mansfield record was 29-9-2.

Paul Dietzel, another Ohio-reared coach, brought him to LSU in 1955.

A Methodist, Peterson and his wife have five sons: Ronnie 16, Tommy 11, Johnny 8, Billy 3, and David 6 months.

Presumably Peterson will bring the winged-T attack to FSU, the formation that has helped LSU to huge success the last two years. During his Mansfield coaching days. Peterson employed a combination of the split-T and a pro-type offense.

Announcement of Peterson's appointment came 20 days after Moss disclosed he was leaving FSU to accept a job as head coach and general manager of the Montreal Alouettes in Canadian pro football.

"Coach Peterson has an outstanding background in football," Athletic Director Vaughn Mancha said. "We are confident he will give us the progressive football program we visualize at FSU."

Dr. Mode Stone, chairman of the athletic committee, said: "We feel we have selected a competent coach, a fine Christian gentleman, and a man that players, students, faculty, alumni and friends shall appreciate."

Mancha and Stone said the athletic committee examined the qualifications of "a great number" of coaches. Several came to Tallahasssee for interviews at the invitation of the committee.

"After thorough examination of all available information," Mancha said, "we unanimously recommended to Dr. Robert Strozier the name of Bill Peterson."

FSU president Strozier said: "I am very much pleased with the selection of Mr. Peterson. I have met him and he is a splendid person. The athletic committee and Mancha have done an outstanding job."

Peterson has been credited with obtaining many of the players who have boosted LSU to the top ranks.

Mancha said: "He has outstanding technical knowledge of football and has gained a fine reputation as a recruiter of student athletes."

The staff Peterson will have with him at FSU is still up in the air. Best guess seems to be some members of the present staff will remain and that some will not."


1960 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 1960 FSU Football Handbook, page 25.

Charlie Alexander, 6-0, 185, QB, Orange, TX - A strong passing arm, neat ball-handling, and general saavy earned this potentially-great soph the No. 1 signal-calling role in spring...despite painful shoulder, hit 9 of 13 passes for 118 yards and 3 TDs as frosh...has unusual poise for soph, but untested under fire.

Al Beccaccio, 6-2, 192, HB, Newburgh, NY

Mike Blazovich, 6-0, 220, T, Euclid, OH

Marion Bronson, 6-4, 232, T, Gainesville - A transfer student from Perkinston (MS) JC...Marion earned front-line berth in spring after sitting out last season...he is strong, smart, and tough, but needs offensive polish.

Bruce Darsey, 5-11, 208, C-G, Largo - Outstanding as a freshman center...Bruce had good spring at guard and will gat a full trial at tackle this fall...he has size and ability...major item needed: experience.

Don Davis, 5-10, 167, HB, Atlanta, GA

Cecil Dupree, E,

Lamar Elton, 5-11, 198, E, Umatilla

Dan Eubanks, E,

Eddie Feely, 5-9, 164, QB, Gainesville - Electrified spring game crowd with dazzling running and slick throwing...smooth on option play...Eddie is crafty and could overcome small stature with his tremendous desire.

Happy Fick, 5-9, 166, HB, Miami - An early spring practice stickout...this thick halfback led 1959 freshman ground-gainers with whopping 8.0-yard average...has all-the-way capabilities, great love for game...needs experience.

Jack Forehand, 5-9, 172, FB, Enterprise, AL

Jerry Gray, 5-10, 165, HB, East Point, GA

Ferrell Henry, 6-0, 188, G, Colquitt, GA

Tom Hillabrand, 5-11, 174, HB, Perrysburg, OH - Blossomed in spring after playing in minor status as freshman...devoted worker...Tom has good promise, but must have experience.

Larry Hood, 6-0, 194, C, Lakeland

Joby Kidd, 5-8, 150, HB, Tallahassee

Bill Lee, 6-0, 201, E, Decatur, GA - A fullback in high school...Bill is strong, hard-nosed defensive player who figures to improve with experience...a good blocker...Bill needs work on offense.

Jerry Lee, 6-2, 187, E, Rossville, GA - An erstwhile Georgia All-Stater who was president of all 4 of his high school classes...Jerry showed promise in spring...the pre-law student is a good-attitude, eager-to-learn prospect who needs experience.

John Levings, 6-0, 230, G, Fort Worth, TX - An excellent student...this Wisconsin-born athlete figures as FSU's most promising soph...great speed, strength have earned this convert from tackle a No. 1 spot...needs game action.

Kip Marchman, 6-3, 197, E, Bartow

John McConnaughhay, 5-11, 193, FB, Ocala - A quarterback when he came to FSU...John is a tremendous tackler, maybe team's best...a defensive standout as a freshman...his defensive prowess makes him a candidate for a number of spots.

Gene McDowell, 5-11, 191, G, Waycross, GA - Improving as he learns techniques..."Mac" was starter for '59 freshmen...needs game experience, but has the tools of speed and desire.

Jessy Odom, 6-3, 222, T, Panama City

Ed Parker, 6-4, 214, FB, Leesburg - This 1959 JC All-American at Coffeeville, Ks, has great offensive potential...size makes him strong runner...could become team's No. 1 offensive power runner.

Ralph Parkman, 6-1, 165, HB, Carrollton, GA

Ken Russom, 6-0, 170, HB, Gainesville - Coaches say this former Gainesville teammate of QB Feely has great defensive potential...excellent pass-catching ability...was third leading yardage-maker as frosh and bright spot in spring game.

Jim Sims, 5-11, 201, G, LaGrange, GA - Consistancy has been trademark for this promising soph...tireless worker with much promise...Jim is a good student who needs and will get game experience.

Tom Slicker, 6-1, 207, T, Massillon, OH - Regarded as possibly best offensive tackle on fine '59 freshman squad...this hard-working product of football-wise Massilion has good future...fine spring will earn him shot this fall.

Bob Smith, 5-11, 195, G, Birmingham, AL - Possessor of good speed and natural ability...Smith is another in line of promising soph guards...a steady performer as freshman...Bob needs work on fundamentals.

Dave Stanley, 5-10, 193, G, Sanford

George Tillman, 6-2, 207, E, Fairhope, AL - A young player with plenty of physical ability...George was front-line performer as freshman...has bright future but polish, experience must come first.

Bill Tinsley, 5-10, 184, FB, Green Cove Springs

Ed Trancygier, 6-0, 207, QB, Wyandotte, MI

Jim Wade, 5-10, 189, G, Atlanta, GA

Buddy Yarbrough, 6-2, 185, QB-HB, Arcadia


1960 Roster - By Name

From the 1960 FSU Football Handbook, page 22
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  12 Charlie Alexander     QB      6-0   185  So        Orange, TX (Stark)
* 42 Paul Andrews          FB      5-10  196  Jr   *    Greenville (Greenville)
  28 Al Beccaccio          HB      6-2   192  So        Newburgh, NY (Free Academy/West Point)
* 15 Roy Bickford          QB      5-11  181  Jr   *    Miami (Archbishop Curley)
* 68 Abner Bigbie          G       5-10  183  Sr-R **   West Palm Beach (Palm Beach)
* 79 Mike Blazovich        T       6-0   220  So        Euclid, OH (Bishop McDevitt)
* 76 Marion Bronson        T       6-4   232  So        Gainesville (Gainesville/Perkinston JC)
* 24 Ken Cone              HB      6-1   180  Sr   *    Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 86 Jim Daniel            E       6-4   185  Jr-R *    Atlanta, GA (Fulton)
* 50 Bruce Darsey          C-G     5-11  208  So        Largo (Largo)
  27 Don Davis             HB      5-10  167  So        Atlanta, GA (Sylvan Hills)
* 75 Don Donatelli         T       6-2   231  Jr   *    Pittsburgh, PA (North Catholic)
  81 Cecil Dupree          E                            
  84 Vernon Ehlers         E       6-2   190  Sr        Moss Point, MS (Moss Point)
  83 Lamar Elton           E       5-11  198  So        Umatilla (Umatilla)
  83 Dan Eubanks           E                            
* 14 Eddie Feely           QB      5-9   164  So        Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 13 Happy Fick            HB      5-9   166  So        Miami (Edison)
  40 Jack Forehand         FB      5-9   172  Jr        Enterprise, AL (Enterprise)
  28 Jerry Gray            HB      5-10  165  So        East Point, GA
* 85 Fred Grimes           E       6-1   188  Jr   *    Hialeah (Hialeah)
* 54 Jack Hardy            C       5-11  197  Sr   **   Miami (Miami Senior)
  60 Ferrell Henry         G       6-0   188  So        Colquitt, GA (Miller County)
* 29 Tom Hillabrand        HB      5-11  174  So        Perrysburg, OH (Perrysburg)
  51 Larry Hood            C       6-0   194  Jr        Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 66 Ken Kestner           G       5-9   190  Sr   **   Cleveland, OH (Benedictine)
  27 Joby Kidd             HB      5-8   150  So        Tallahassee
* 73 Steve Klesius         T       6-1   220  Jr   *    Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 64 Ray Lamb              G       6-0   187  Sr   **   Atlanta, GA (Murphy)
* 88 Bill Lee              E       6-0   201  So        Decatur, GA (Decatur)
  89 Jerry Lee             E       6-2   187  So        Rossville, GA (Lakeview)
* 65 John Levings          G       6-0   230  So        Fort Worth, TX (Tremble Tech)
  87 Kip Marchman          E       6-3   197  So        Bartow
* 43 John McConnaughhay    FB      5-11  193  So        Ocala (Ocala)
* 63 Gene McDowell         G       5-11  191  So        Waycross, GA (Waycross)
* 25 Carl Meyer            HB      5-11  181  Sr   *    Melbourne (Melbourne)
  21 Don Mustain           HB      6-0   168  Sr   *    Miami, OK (Miami)
  77 Jessy Odom            T       6-3   222  So        Panama City (Bay)
* 44 Ed Parker             FB      6-4   214  Jr        Leesburg (Leesburg/Coffeyville CC)
  23 Ralph Parkman         HB      6-1   165  So        Carrollton, GA (Carrollton)
* 80 Tony Romeo            E       6-1   200  Sr   **   Tampa (Hillsborough)
* 22 Ken Russom            HB      6-0   170  So        Gainesville (Gainesville)
  41 Denny Schou           FB      5-9   190  Jr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale)
* 52 Don Sellers           C       6-2   210  Sr        Barberton, OH (Barberton)
* 62 Jim Sims              G       5-11  201  So        LaGrange, GA (LaGrange)
* 70 Tom Slicker           T       6-1   207  So        Massillon, OH (Massillon)
  67 Bob Smith             G       5-11  195  So        Birmingham, AL (Woodlawn)
  61 Dave Stanley          G       5-10  193  So        Sanford (Seminole)
* 81 Bob Swoszowski        T       6-4   201  Sr   **   Orlando (Edgewater)
  77 Bob Thomas            T       6-0   209  Jr-R *    Mansfield, OH
* 82 George Tillman        E       6-2   207  So        Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)
  41 Bill Tinsley          FB      5-10  184  So        Green Cove Springs (Clay)
* 10 Ed Trancygier         QB      6-0   207  So        Wyandotte, MI (Mount Carmel/Iowa)
  74 Bill Tyre             T       6-2   206  So-R      Sanford (Seminole)
* 78 Joe Verbinski         T       6-2   208  Jr   *    Willow Grove, PA (Upper Moreland)
  69 Jim Wade              G       5-10  189  So        Atlanta, GA (Grady)
* 26 Bud Whitehead         HB      5-11  178  Sr   **   Marianna (Marianna)
* 20 Willie Whitehead      HB      5-10  164  Jr        Marianna (Marianna)
  40 Doug Williams         FB      6-0   205  So-R      Waycross, GA (Waycross)
  11 Buddy Yarbrough       QB-HB   6-2   185  So        Arcadia (DeSoto)

1960 Roster - By Number

From the 1960 FSU Football Handbook, page 22
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 10 Ed Trancygier         QB      6-0   207  So        Wyandotte, MI (Mount Carmel/Iowa)
  11 Buddy Yarbrough       QB-HB   6-2   185  So        Arcadia (DeSoto)
  12 Charlie Alexander     QB      6-0   185  So        Orange, TX (Stark)
* 13 Happy Fick            HB      5-9   166  So        Miami (Edison)
* 14 Eddie Feely           QB      5-9   164  So        Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 15 Roy Bickford          QB      5-11  181  Jr   *    Miami (Archbishop Curley)
* 20 Willie Whitehead      HB      5-10  164  Jr        Marianna (Marianna)
  21 Don Mustain           HB      6-0   168  Sr   *    Miami, OK (Miami)
* 22 Ken Russom            HB      6-0   170  So        Gainesville (Gainesville)
  23 Ralph Parkman         HB      6-1   165  So        Carrollton, GA (Carrollton)
* 24 Ken Cone              HB      6-1   180  Sr   *    Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 25 Carl Meyer            HB      5-11  181  Sr   *    Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 26 Bud Whitehead         HB      5-11  178  Sr   **   Marianna (Marianna)
  27 Don Davis             HB      5-10  167  So        Atlanta, GA (Sylvan Hills)
  27 Joby Kidd             HB      5-8   150  So        Tallahassee
  28 Al Beccaccio          HB      6-2   192  So        Newburgh, NY (Free Academy/West Point)
  28 Jerry Gray            HB      5-10  165  So        East Point, GA
* 29 Tom Hillabrand        HB      5-11  174  So        Perrysburg, OH (Perrysburg)
  40 Jack Forehand         FB      5-9   172  Jr        Enterprise, AL (Enterprise)
  40 Doug Williams         FB      6-0   205  So-R      Waycross, GA (Waycross)
  41 Denny Schou           FB      5-9   190  Jr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale)
  41 Bill Tinsley          FB      5-10  184  So        Green Cove Springs (Clay)
* 42 Paul Andrews          FB      5-10  196  Jr   *    Greenville (Greenville)
* 43 John McConnaughhay    FB      5-11  193  So        Ocala (Ocala)
* 44 Ed Parker             FB      6-4   214  Jr        Leesburg (Leesburg/Coffeyville CC)
* 50 Bruce Darsey          C-G     5-11  208  So        Largo (Largo)
  51 Larry Hood            C       6-0   194  Jr        Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 52 Don Sellers           C       6-2   210  Sr        Barberton, OH (Barberton)
* 54 Jack Hardy            C       5-11  197  Sr   **   Miami (Miami Senior)
  60 Ferrell Henry         G       6-0   188  So        Colquitt, GA (Miller County)
  61 Dave Stanley          G       5-10  193  So        Sanford (Seminole)
* 62 Jim Sims              G       5-11  201  So        LaGrange, GA (LaGrange)
* 63 Gene McDowell         G       5-11  191  So        Waycross, GA (Waycross)
* 64 Ray Lamb              G       6-0   187  Sr   **   Atlanta, GA (Murphy)
* 65 John Levings          G       6-0   230  So        Fort Worth, TX (Tremble Tech)
* 66 Ken Kestner           G       5-9   190  Sr   **   Cleveland, OH (Benedictine)
  67 Bob Smith             G       5-11  195  So        Birmingham, AL (Woodlawn)
* 68 Abner Bigbie          G       5-10  183  Sr-R **   West Palm Beach (Palm Beach)
  69 Jim Wade              G       5-10  189  So        Atlanta, GA (Grady)
* 70 Tom Slicker           T       6-1   207  So        Massillon, OH (Massillon)
* 73 Steve Klesius         T       6-1   220  Jr   *    Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
  74 Bill Tyre             T       6-2   206  So-R      Sanford (Seminole)
* 75 Don Donatelli         T       6-2   231  Jr   *    Pittsburgh, PA (North Catholic)
* 76 Marion Bronson        T       6-4   232  So        Gainesville (Gainesville/Perkinston JC)
  77 Jessy Odom            T       6-3   222  So        Panama City (Bay)
  77 Bob Thomas            T       6-0   209  Jr-R *    Mansfield, OH
* 78 Joe Verbinski         T       6-2   208  Jr   *    Willow Grove, PA (Upper Moreland)
* 79 Mike Blazovich        T       6-0   220  So        Euclid, OH (Bishop McDevitt)
* 80 Tony Romeo            E       6-1   200  Sr   **   Tampa (Hillsborough)
  81 Cecil Dupree          E                            
* 81 Bob Swoszowski        T       6-4   201  Sr   **   Orlando (Edgewater)
* 82 George Tillman        E       6-2   207  So        Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)
  83 Lamar Elton           E       5-11  198  So        Umatilla (Umatilla)
  83 Dan Eubanks           E                            
  84 Vernon Ehlers         E       6-2   190  Sr        Moss Point, MS (Moss Point)
* 85 Fred Grimes           E       6-1   188  Jr   *    Hialeah (Hialeah)
* 86 Jim Daniel            E       6-4   185  Jr-R *    Atlanta, GA (Fulton)
  87 Kip Marchman          E       6-3   197  So        Bartow
* 88 Bill Lee              E       6-0   201  So        Decatur, GA (Decatur)
  89 Jerry Lee             E       6-2   187  So        Rossville, GA (Lakeview)
Lettermen are listed in the Tallahassee Democrat, December 18, 1960, page 36.

1960 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
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Bill Kimber              86      WR                 New York Giants
Joe Majors               22      DB                 Houston Oilers

Noles in the Pros -  2

1960 Schedule and Results

       
GAME DAY
 
       
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
REC
09/17
H
RICHMOND W 28- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-6-1
09/24
A
FLORIDA L 0- 3
 
 
 
 
18
16
9-2
10/01
H
WAKE FOREST W 14- 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
2-8
10/08
A
CITADEL T 0- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
8-2-1
10/15
N
MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN
Mobile, Al
L 13-15
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-4
10/22
H
WILLIAM & MARY W 22- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
2-8
10/29
H
KENTUCKY L 0-23
 
 
 
 
 
 
5-4-1
11/04
A
MIAMI L 7-25
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-4
11/12
H
HOUSTON L 6- 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-4
11/19
A
AUBURN L 21-57
 
 
9
10
13
14
8-2
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    3- 6-1   3-2     0-3-1   0-1
AGAINST TOP 25   0- 1     0-0     0-1     0-0


1960 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

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

1960 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

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

1960 - 300 Yard Passing Club

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

1960 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 111 136 Points Per Game............. 11.1 13.6 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 16 18 TDs Rushing................. 9 8 TDs Passing................. 6 8 TDs Fumble Return........... 0 0 TDs Punt Return............. 0 0 TDs Interception............ 1 2 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 12-16 14-18 Kick........................ 9- 9 12-16 Pass........................ 2- 6 2- 2 Run......................... 1- 1 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 0- 4 4- 6 SAFETY........................ 0 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 137 151 Rushing..................... 75 98 Passing..................... 56 45 Penalty..................... 6 8 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1289 1840 Yards gained rushing........ 1526 2083 Yards lost rushing.......... 237 243 Rushing Attempts............ 425 479 Average Per Rush............ 3.0 3.8 Average Per Game............ 128.9 184.0 PASSING YARDAGE............... 1046 993 Att-Comp-Int................ 200- 96-14 153- 80-10 Efficiency.................. 87.83 110.99 Average Per Pass............ 5.2 6.5 Average Per Catch........... 10.9 12.4 Average Per Game............ 104.6 99.3 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 2335 2833 Total Plays................. 625 632 Average Per Play............ 3.7 4.5 Average Per Game............ 233.5 283.3 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 31- 609 22- 405 Average Per Return.......... 19.6 18.4 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 14- 98 33-260 Average Per Return.......... 7.0 7.9 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 10-141 14-268 Average Per Return.......... 14.1 19.1 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 18-12 32-16 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 49- 462 51- 574 Average Per Game............ 46.2 57.4 PUNTS-YARDS................... 55-1890 46-1487 Average Per Punt............ 34.4 32.3 Net punt average............ 29.6 30.2 ATTENDANCE.................... 79,300 107,184 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 5-15,860 4-26,796 ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD...... 15,207 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 1-15,207
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
14
21
21
55
111
Opponents
37
25
17
57
136
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
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Bud Whitehead       10   81  302    9   293   3.6   2        29.3
Tom Hillabrand      10   44  182    4   178   4.0   0        17.8
Eddie Feely         10   90  296  125   171   1.9   2        17.1
Happy Fick           9   45  176    9   167   3.7   1        18.6
Paul Andrews        10   41  152    0   152   3.7   1        15.2
Ed Trancygier       10   55  217   74   143   2.6   3        14.3
Ed Parker           10   25   82    2    80   3.2   0         8.0
Carl Meyer           8   21   57    6    51   2.4   0         6.4
Ken Cone                  8   37    0    37   4.6   0     
John McConnaughhay        3   12    0    12   4.0   0     
Ken Russom                5    8    3     5   1.0   0     
Roy Bickford              1    1    0     1   1.0   0     
Willie Whitehead          1    0    0     0   0.0   0     
Jack Forehand             5    4    5    -1  -0.2   0     

Total.........      10  425 1526  237  1289   3.0   9       128.9
Opponents.....      10  479 2083  243  1840   3.8   8       184.0


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Ed Trancygier       10   85.50  96- 37-10   .385  539   6        53.9
Eddie Feely         10   89.35  98- 56- 4   .571  471   0        47.1
Roy Bickford            100.40   6-  3- 0   .500   36   0     

Total.........      10   87.83 200- 96-14   .480 1046   6       104.6
Opponents.....      10  110.99 153- 80-10   .523  993   8        99.3


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Bud Whitehead       10  23   212   9.2   1        21.2
Tom Hillabrand      10  18   157   8.7   0        15.7
Jim Daniel              10   138  13.8   0     
George Tillman           8   124  15.5   2     
Tony Romeo               8    95  11.9   1     
Fred Grimes              8    89  11.1   1     
Carl Meyer           8   6    64  10.7   0         8.0
Ken Russom               3    52  17.3   0     
Happy Fick           9   3    25   8.3   1         2.8
Ed Parker           10   1    25  25.0   0         2.5
Ken Cone                 2    21  10.5   0     
Paul Andrews        10   2    20  10.0   0         2.0
Eddie Feely         10   1     9   9.0   0         0.9
Lamar Elton              1     8   8.0   0     
Vernon Ehlers            1     4   4.0   0     
Jack Forehand            1     3   3.0   0     

Total.........      10  96  1046  10.9   6       104.6
Opponents.....      10  80   993  12.4   8        99.3


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Ken Russom            6   49   8.2  0     
Bud Whitehead         4   33   8.3  0     
Tom Hillabrand        1   11  11.0  0     
Happy Fick            1    5   5.0  0     
Eddie Feely           1    0   0.0  0     
Bruce Darsey          1    0   0.0  0     

Total.........       14   98   7.0  0     
Opponent......       33  260   7.9  0     


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Tom Hillabrand        2   86  43.0  1  86t
Willie Whitehead      2    0   0.0  0     
Ken Russom            1   23  23.0  0     
Bud Whitehead         1   13  13.0  0     
Don Sellers           1   10  10.0  0     
Bruce Darsey          1    9   9.0  0     
Fred Grimes           1    0   0.0  0     
Ken Cone              1    0   0.0  0     

Total.........       10  141  14.1  1  86t
Opponent......       14  268  19.1  2     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Bud Whitehead        13   261 20.1  0     
Tom Hillabrand        3   101 33.7  0     
Eddie Feely           3    49 16.3  0     
Happy Fick            2    47 23.5  0     
Carl Meyer            1    33 33.0  0     
Ed Trancygier         2    30 15.0  0     
Ken Cone              2    29 14.5  0     
Ed Parker             3    27  9.0  0     
Paul Andrews          1    18 18.0  0     
Ken Russom            1    14 14.0  0     

Total.........       31   609 19.6  0     
Opponent......       22   405 18.4  0     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Tony Romeo            2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Ken Cone              1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Jack Hardy            1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Ray Lamb              1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bob Swoszowski        1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Roy Bickford          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Steve Klesius         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Ed Parker             1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Ken Russom            1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Fred Grimes           0    0    .   0   .    1
Bruce Darsey          0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       16        0.0  0        2
Opponent......       12        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bud Whitehead         3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Ed Trancygier         3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   2-5   0   0    18
Eddie Feely           2   0-0     0-0    1-1   0   0-0   0   0    14
George Tillman        2   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0    14
Happy Fick            2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Ken Kestner           0   0-4     8-8    0-0   0   0-1   0   0     8
Tom Hillabrand        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0     8
Paul Andrews          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Tony Romeo            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Fred Grimes           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Marion Bronson        0   0-0     1-1    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     1
====================================================================
FSU                  16   0-4     9-9    1-1   2   2-6   0   0   111
Opponent             18   4-7    12-15   0-0   2   2-3   0   0   136
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Bud Whitehead
2
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ed Trancygier
3
.
6
.
.
.
.
.
.
Eddie Feely
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
George Tillman
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Happy Fick
1
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Tom Hillabrand
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Paul Andrews
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Tony Romeo
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Fred Grimes
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
9
6
6
1
.
.
.
.
.
Opponents
8
8
8
2
.
.
.
.
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Ed Trancygier       10  151   143  539   682  68.2
Eddie Feely         10  188   171  471   642  64.2
Bud Whitehead       10   81   293    0   293  29.3
Tom Hillabrand      10   44   178    0   178  17.8
Happy Fick           9   45   167    0   167  18.6
Paul Andrews        10   41   152    0   152  15.2
Ed Parker           10   25    80    0    80   8.0
Carl Meyer           8   21    51    0    51   6.4
Ken Cone                  8    37    0    37
Roy Bickford              7     1   36    37
John McConnaughhay        3    12    0    12
Ken Russom                5     5    0     5
Jack Forehand             5    -1    0    -1

Total.........      10  625  1289 1046  2335 233.5
Opponent......      10  632  1840  993  2833 283.3


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Ken Kestner           0- 4  .000  0- 0  0- 1  0- 3  0- 0  0- 0  0
FG SEQUENCE Ken Kestner
RICHMOND
30
FLORIDA
29
WAKE FOREST
None
CITADEL
33
MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN
None
WILLIAM & MARY
None
KENTUCKY
None
MIAMI
30
HOUSTON
None
AUBURN
None
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Bud Whitehead       53 1862  35.1                     
Eddie Feely          2   28  14.0                     

Total.........      55 1890  34.4                     
Opponent......      46 1487  32.3                     


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Bud Whitehead       10  293   212   33  261   13    0  812  81.2
Tom Hillabrand      10  178   157   11  101   86    0  533  53.3
Happy Fick           9  167    25    5   47    0    0  244  27.1
Eddie Feely         10  171     9    0   49    0    0  229  22.9
Paul Andrews        10  152    20    0   18    0    0  190  19.0
Ed Trancygier       10  143     0    0   30    0    0  173  17.3
Carl Meyer           8   51    64    0   33    0    0  148  18.5
Ken Russom                5    52   49   14   23    0  143
Jim Daniel                0   138    0    0    0    0  138
Ed Parker           10   80    25    0   27    0    0  132  13.2
George Tillman            0   124    0    0    0    0  124
Tony Romeo                0    95    0    0    0    0   95
Fred Grimes               0    89    0    0    0    0   89
Ken Cone                 37    21    0   29    0    0   87
John McConnaughhay       12     0    0    0    0    0   12
Don Sellers               0     0    0    0   10    0   10
Bruce Darsey              0     0    0    0    9    0    9
Lamar Elton               0     8    0    0    0    0    8
Vernon Ehlers             0     4    0    0    0    0    4
Jack Forehand            -1     3    0    0    0    0    2
Roy Bickford              1     0    0    0    0    0    1

Total.........      10 1289  1046   98  609  141    0 3183 318.3
Opponent......      10 1840   993  260  405  268    0 3766 376.6


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom Hillabrand      10    .    .     .      .            .          2- 86   .    .    .      .   .   .
Willie Whitehead          .    .     .      .            .          2-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Ken Russom                .    .     .      .            .          1- 23   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Bud Whitehead       10    .    .     .      .            .          1- 13   .    .    .      .   .   .
Don Sellers               .    .     .      .            .          1- 10   .    .    .      .   .   .
Bruce Darsey              .    .     .      .            .          1-  9   .    .    .      1   .   .
Ken Cone                  .    .     .      .            .          1-  0   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Fred Grimes               .    .     .      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      1   .   .
Tony Romeo                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Roy Bickford              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Jack Hardy                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Steve Klesius             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Ray Lamb                  .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Ed Parker           10    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Bob Swoszowski            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Marion Bronson            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Levings              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Don Donatelli             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Gene McDowell             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Joby Kidd                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jerry Lee                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jessy Odom                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Paul Andrews        10    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bob Thomas                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Abner Bigbie              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ken Kestner               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Carl Meyer           8    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Denny Schou               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Vernon Ehlers             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Don Mustain               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Tyre                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Joe Verbinski             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Doug Williams             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Charlie Alexander         .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Blazovich            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Don Davis                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Cecil Dupree              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lamar Elton               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dan Eubanks               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Eddie Feely         10    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Happy Fick           9    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jack Forehand             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jerry Gray                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ferrell Henry             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Larry Hood                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Lee                  .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Kip Marchman              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John McConnaughhay        .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ralph Parkman             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jim Sims                  .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tom Slicker               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bob Smith                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dave Stanley              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
George Tillman            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Tinsley              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ed Trancygier       10    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jim Wade                  .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Buddy Yarbrough           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jim Daniel                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Al Beccaccio              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .

FLORIDA STATE 28, RICHMOND 0

09/17/1960, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From The Tallahassee Democrat, September 18, 1960, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

Florida State’s 3-team football vehicle coughed and sputtered in the early going, then dug off like mad and ran over University of Richmond, 28-0 her last night.

Ed Trancygier, the biggest – and maybe the toughest – quarterback the Seminoles have ever had, passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third.

Ed Feely, the littlest – and maybe the flashiest – quarterback FSU has ever had got the other TD after cutting up like a bug on water with his running.

Scout Report

The 207-pound Trancygier and 164-pound Feely undoubtedly caused the most scratching on the pads of University of Florida scouts. FSU faces Florida – a 30-7 winner over George Washington in Jacksonville last night – in Gainesville next Saturday afternoon.

Crowd of 17,200

An opening-game crowd of 17,200, swelled by about 3,000 Boy Scouts, enthusiastically okayed Coach Bill Peterson in his debut here and his broad gamble with three teams.

The Chiefs looked good. The War Party looked good. And the Renegades looked good.

FSU’s first TD came 15 seconds before the half on Trancygier’s 3-yard pass to Fred Grimes in the end zone.

The second came early in the third quarter on Feely’s run from the three. No. 3 was wrought with five minutes to play by Trancygier on a 1-yard sneak. The last was on Trancygier’s 36-yard throw to Tony Romeo.

Put Romeo high among the stickouts in this one. The senior end looked fully recovered from the knee injury that hampered him all last season.

Another senior sparkler was Bud Whitehead, the halfback. He punted six times for a 36.0 average, with four of ‘em 40 yards of better. Two way-down punts that rolled into the end zone cut his average. He also struck off 60 yards in nine runs, second only to Feely’s game-high of 69 for 10 carries.

Richmond, which had its 25-game scoring streak busted, made too many mistakes to win. The Spiders drew 82 yards in penalties, had three passes intercepted. They managed only 68 yards rushing.

FSU made surprisingly few miscues, though 60 yards in penalties were walked off. Only fumble was by center Don Sellers after they completed a pass interception. The Tribe had eight of 19 after missing on the first ten.

The Tribe pounded out 218 yards on the ground, got another 108 throwing.

Flashy Effort

The Seminoles flaunted their daring from the start.

On the opening kickoff they worked a three-way maneuver, with Bud Whitehead taking the ball, handing off to Feely, who lateraled to Carl Meyer. Richardson stopped Meyer at the FSU 13.

The Spiders cut no offensive ice at all in the first quarter. Indeed, over four minutes were gone in the second period before they managed first down no. 1.

FSU's own attack was neutralized by some rather startling ineptness at pass-catching. Throw after throw hit receivers in the wrong place - right in their hands.

Feely caught the crowd's fancy with his first run, a 16-yarder.

But it was the offensive unit, the War Party, that got the Tribe across midfield for the first time, not the No. 1 Chiefs.

The running of Happy Fick, Tom Hillabrand and Trancygier spurred the Seminoles to the Richmond 38. The push started at the FSU 39, following a punt.

In came the Chiefs. At the 29 after two runs, Feely's pass was incomplete. Ken Kestner tried a field goal. No good.

Richmond started a movement from its 27. Steve Stevenson's running plus a 10-yard pass from Mel Rideout to Stevenson, led to the Spiders' 46. Then Rideout rolled around end to the FSU 39.

Russom Rolls

The Renegades entered. Two Richmond passes were futile. Richmond was penalized 15. Then Ken Russom intercepted Rideout's pass at the 23, wheeled it up to the FSU 45.

FSU went to the air - in vain. Whitehead punted 51 yards and Earl Stoudt was stopped in the runback at the Spiders' seven.

Bob Swoszowski of the Renegades gave FSU a close-up shot with a fumble recovery at the Richmond 15. The Renegades were given the scoring chance but they fell short at the eight.

Russom raced with the Richmond punt 30 yards to the Spiders' 20 but a clipping penalty nullified it and the Tribe started from its own 43. It was two minutes until halftime.

Trancygier rifled a pass to George Tillman at the Richmond 33 - FSU's first completion. Trancygier promptly nailed Hillabrand with another, at the 16. Then the quarterback found Hillabrand again - good to the five. Forty-two seconds left to make it.

Trancygier ran to the three. Fick was stopped for naught. No huddle ... Trancygier took the snap, raised up, hit Grimes alone in the end zone for the TD. The clock showed 15 seconds until the half.

Kestner kicked the point for 7-0.

Richmond Coach Ed Merrick argued briefly with the officials. He contended Trancygier had not paused a full second, as required by the rules, before taking the snap.

Grimes Steals

Richmond got a start at its 30 after the second-half kick.

On the Spiders' second offensive play of the quarter, Grimes made a twisting interception of Dick Curl's pass at the Richmond 36. FSU scored in nine plays.

Whitehead dashed to the 24 but the sprint was canceled due to a clip. Feely ran to the 35, then passed to Whitehead at the 26. Whitehead got five more and Feely scooted through for a first down at the 16.

Two runs got only a yard before Feely swiveled for 12 to the three. Richmond called timeout. Feely called for Feely to run again. He crashed over from the three.

Holding for the point after kick, Feely drew a high snap from center, grabbed the ball and raced around end for two points, making things 15-0.

Richmond mustered some ball-moving tactics.

With Rideout's 18-yard pass to Ed wood the big lick, the Virginians whipped 36 yards to FSU's 38. Passes found no targets. Richmond punted to FSU's 11 and a penalty set the Tribe back on the 3 1/2.

White punted to Richmond's 45. Rideout guided the Spiders to the FSU 29 with his running and throwing but a clip stymied the drive. Rideout boomed a beaut of a punt, a 40-yarder out on the two.

Whitehead Rips

On three straight romps, Whitehead ripped off 11, 14 and 10 yards, up to the 40. Feely passed to Jim Daniel at the Richmond 43.

Feely raced to the 30, then to the 22. Whitehead sprinted to the 15 but clipping was called. FSU couldn't recover and Whitehead punted over the goal.

Richmond got to the 33, no further. Rideout's third-down punt was a weak one, to the Richmond 49.

Five plays brought a score.

Trancygier struck off six, then passed to Lamar Elton for eight, to the 35. After an incomplete toss, Trancygier threw a deep one - to Tillman racing into the end zone. The shot missed but pass interference was ruled and FSU had a first down on the one.

And Trancygier sneaked over for six points. Marion Bronson kicked the point for 22-0.

Five minutes remained in the game.

It was enough for another TD.

The War Party opened up on the FSU 41 after taking a Richmond punt. A penalty, coupled with Fick's 11-yard run, put the Tribe at the Richmond 36.

Trancygier lofted a long one that Romeo grabber on the run at the goal line and scored. A bad snap spoiled the conversion try, leaving it 28-0.

FSU might have had another. Don Sellers intercepted a pass but fumbled and Ron Ridenhour claimed the ball for Richmond at the Spiders' 27.

Twenty-eight was enough.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
RICHMOND
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
8
13
28

2nd   0- 0  Ken Kestner, 30, field goal failed
      7- 0  Fred Grimes, 3, pass from Ed Trancygier (Ken Kestner, kick), 0:15 
3rd  15- 0  Eddie Feely, 3, run (Eddie Feely, run), 9:23 
4th  22- 0  Ed Trancygier, 1, run (Marion Bronson, kick), 5:04 
     28- 0  Tony Romeo, 36, pass from Ed Trancygier (Ken Kestner, pass failed), 2:17 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 10 Rushes-yards 49-218 39- 68 Passing 108 85 Att-Comp-Int 19-8-0 19-8-3 Total Yards 68-326 58-153 Punt Returns 5-43 3-13 Kickoff Returns 1-18 5-51 Interception Ret. 3-33 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 6-36.0 8-29.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 5-1 Penalties-Yds 7-60 5-82 Attendance 17,200 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Eddie Feely 10- 69 Bud Whitehead 9- 60 Ed Trancygier 7- 30 Happy Fick 7- 23 Tom Hillabrand 2- 15 Ed Parker 4- 8 Ken Russom 2- 6 Carl Meyer 4- 3 Jack Forehand 2- 2 Paul Andrews 1- 1 Roy Bickford 1- 1 Receiving Tony Romeo 1- 36 Tom Hillabrand 2- 28 Jim Daniel 1- 15 George Tillman 1- 9 Lamar Elton 1- 8 Fred Grimes 1- 3 Bud Whitehead 1- 1 Passing Ed Trancygier 11- 6-0- 84 Eddie Feely 7- 2-0- 24 Roy Bickford 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Ken Russom 3- 21 Bud Whitehead 1- 11 Tom Hillabrand 1- 11 Kickoff Return Carl Meyer 0- 13 Bud Whitehead 1- 5 Punting Bud Whitehead 6- 216 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ken Russom . . . . . 1- 23 . . . . . . Bob Swoszowski . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Fred Grimes . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Don Sellers . . . . . 1- 12 . . . . . .

FLORIDA 3, FLORIDA STATE 0

09/24/1960, GAINESVILLE, FL

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From The Tallahassee Democrat, September 25, 1960, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Tallahassee's Billy Cash, an 18-year old sophomore, kicked the first field goal of his life here Saturday afternoon as Florida's football team blunted Florida State's brilliant try, 3-0.

It was a game that the Seminoles might well have won, though the Gators were reckoned two touchdowns better before the kickoff.

It was a game tarnished by the disclosure Saturday morning of an attempt to bribe Jon MacBeth, UF's No. 1 fullback, into what he could to see that Florida did not win by more than 12 points. MacBeth told the school authorities of the attempt, which originated on Aug. 22, and the accused ones - a student from New York and a non-student friend of his from New York - were arrested before the game.

It was a game that unfolded pretty much as expected, with Florida relying almost entirely on its hard-running corps of backs and Florida State passing often.

Cash, whose kicking talents were rather unsuspected when he played for Leon High, booted his 3-pointer with 6:31 left in the second quarter. He did it from the 25 after a Florida assault was stopped at the 19, and the ball went through the crossbars 25 yards from the kicking point. There was a favoring wind.

"Anyway you look at it," said UF Coach Ray Graves, "It was a victory, and after it's all over you are happy to win - period."

Statistics reflected a rather even ball game with Florida's offense netting 290 yards versus FSU's 209. Florida got 272 of its total running, a mere 18 on three pass completions in 10 attempts.

FSU ran for 110 yards, with Ed Trancygier's 39 in six carries leading. The Seminoles hit on 11 of 26 passes for 99 yards, had two throws intercepted. There was one fumble lost, that by Florida.

Florida Halfback Doug Partin, who got 57 yards in seven efforts, was voted the game's Most Valuable Player. UF's Don Goodman got 56 yards in seven runs, Dick Skelly 63 in 10 and Bob Hoover 33 in seven. MacBeth, with many eyes upon him, ran five times, gained 20 yards.

The duel of quarterbacks, FSU's Eddie Feely held his own against UF's Larry Libertore. Feely completed eight of 14 passes, picked up 26 yards in 15 runs. Libertore hit on only two of six throws, managed 18 yards in 14 carries.

Thirty-eight thousand fans showed at Florida Field despite advance rains. The morning precipitation in Gainesville was mostly in the form of a drizzle that continued intermittently throughout the game. The field itself was in good condition.

Florida got to FSU's 35 in the first quarter, to the six in the second - from whence penetration a field goal was eventually kicked, to the 39 and to the 33 in the third, and in the last quarter to the 24 - where it fumbled and lost the ball - and to the four - where it was when the game ended.

FSU penetrated to Florida's 37 and 28 in the second quarter, to the 40 and 47 in the third, to the 21 - from where Ken Kestner's field goal try failed - and the 46 in the final period.

Pat Patchen led the Gators in tackles with six. FSU guards Gene McDowell and Ray Lamb had six apiece.

Neither team produced any big surprises. The biggest had to be the final score, and Florida's narrow margin of triumph.

Florida State got into a hole at the start when Partin returned the opening kickoff 26 yards to the UF 39 after the Gators won the toss and chose to receive.

But the Gators maneuvered no further than their 45. Don Ringgold punted to FSU's 20. Three runs got seven yards and Whitehead punted, with Partin wheeling it back to the Florida 48. But UF was taxed 15 for clipping and started anew on its 33.

Libertore guided the Gators across midfield, with bursts of seven and six yards by Don Goodman the big licks in a movement to FSU's 41. Libertore slashed to the 35 but Tony Romeo socked for minus three on the following play. That crimped the bid and Dave Bloodworth entered and punted over the the goal.

FSU's War Party, directed by Ed Trancygier, got going. Trancygier dug for 11 and FSU's initial first down.

Four more runs carried FSU to its 46 as the quarter ended. Trancygier hit George Tillman with a 13-yard pass and the Tribe was in Florida Territory for the first time, at the 43.

An offsides assessment helped FSU to UF's 37. Gas ran out there and Whitehead punted out on the 11. FSU's Renegades went in.

The Gators took off from there. Two runs by Partin, for 14 and six, took them to their 32. Hoover smashed for seven and MacBeth for eight. Then an offsides - FSU's first penalty - put the Gators at the Seminoles' 47.

Gains of 10 yards and five by Goodman kept the push going. Partin fumbled at the 27 and FSU recovered but the officials ruled the whistle had blown before the bobble.

A nine-yard quick pass over the middle, Libertore to Larry Infante, led to the 14.

Infante rambled to the 11, Libertore to the six. But as Infante hit to the four Florida was penalized for holding, back to the 19.

After an incomplete pass, Cash came in on fourth down and, with the wind to his back, booted a field goal from 25 yards out. It was just over the bar. Florida led 3-0, with 6:31 left in the half.

Feely got a big drive going with the Chiefs. It started on the FSU 20, after the kickoff following the 3-pointer, and extended to Florida's 28. Feely's running and passing paved it.

At the Florida 49 with 2:41 to go, FSU gambled on fourth down, needing almost two yards. Feely made it by a foot. A Feely pass to Carl Meyer brought a first down on the 37 but things played out on the 28 when Feely was a yard short on his fourth-down run.

Tom Batten came in to try a couple of long passes for Florida. They missed. Libertore ran eight yards, to the 50, on the last play of the half.

The 3-0 halftime scored compared with Florida leads of 6-0 last year and 21-7 in '58.

FSU received the second-half kick, whipped 19 yards to its 36 before having to punt.

Florida couldn't cut out a first down. Goodman quick-kicked on third down. Almost blocked, it was good for a mere 17 to the Florida 43.

But FSU made nothing of it. After Ed Parker hit for three, Feely's quick pass was knocked down. Then Feely was nailed for a loss of 9.

With Goodman spurring the charge, Florida swept back to FSU's 46. A bit later Dick Skelly made it to the 39.

The Tribe stopped the penetration there, and Ringgold punted over the goal.

Passes Misfire

FSU passes, from around its own 20, failed. Whitehead's punt was a short one that was returned to the FSU 49. MacBeth and Partin whacked out a first down at the 39. And Florida moved on the the 33, where passes on third down and fourth down misfired.

Trancygier's 10-yard throw to Hillabrand brought a first down at the 43. Trancygier then set sail to Florida's 47 as the quarter ended.

Two plays later Trancygier got loose for 11 yards, to the 35. Then Paul Andrews found a hole and raced to the 26. Happy Fick made it a first down at the 22. Two passes missed and Trancygier couldn't get away on a running try.

Kestner tried a field goal, with the wind going for him. It was way short, and Infante ran it back to the 26.

Shortly, Ringgold punted to FSU's 35. Penalized back to the 21, FSU got out of the hole on Trancygier's 19-yard pass to Jim Daniel at the 40.

But Bob Wehking intercepted Trancygier's next pitch, lumbering 19 yards to FSU's 31. Time remaining: 9:30.

Game Delay

The Gators were assessed five yards for taking too much time. Two runs and Skelly fumbled, with Parker recovering for FSU at the 26.

Three straight pass connections, Feely to Whitehead on each, took the Tribe to Florida's 49. Patchen broke up a double reverse, nailing Whitehead for a loss of two. On fourth down at the 46, Feely threw and Bobby Dodd intercepted.

FSU was penalized for roughing, and Florida had a chance from its own 49 with three minutes left.

A screen pass, Dodd to Hoover, got nine yards and loosened the FSU defense. Cecil Ewell and Hoover sparked the Gators to the 31. Then Skelly raced to the 20, thence to the six. Then Skelly got two to the four with seconds left. On the final play, Skelly was stopped at the four.

Happiest fellow in these parts had to be Billy Cash.

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

2nd   0- 3  Opp, 25, field goal, 6:31 
4th   0- 3  Ken Kestner, 29, field goal failed, 12:00


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 16 Rushes-yards 38-108 55-262 Passing 99 18 Att-Comp-Int 26-11-2 10-3-0 Total Yards 64-207 65-280 Punt Returns 1-0 6-46 Kickoff Returns 1-8 1-25 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-21 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 6-33.3 6-26.8 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 3-1 Penalties-Yds 3-35 7-57 Attendance 38,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Ed Trancygier 6- 39 Eddie Feely 15- 26 Paul Andrews 3- 13 Ed Parker 4- 9 Tom Hillabrand 3- 8 Happy Fick 3- 6 Carl Meyer 1- 5 Bud Whitehead 3- 2 Receiving Bud Whitehead 4- 35 Jim Daniel 2- 22 Carl Meyer 2- 18 George Tillman 1- 10 Tom Hillabrand 1- 8 Fred Grimes 1- 6 Passing Eddie Feely 14- 8-1- 62 Ed Trancygier 12- 3-1- 37 Punt Return Eddie Feely 1- 0 Kickoff Return Ed Parker 1- 8 Punting Bud Whitehead 6- 200 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ray Lamb 6 3 9 . . . . . . . . . Gene McDowell 6 1 7 . . . . . . . . . Steve Klesius 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Marion Bronson 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . . Carl Meyer 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Abner Bigbie 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Joe Verbinski 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Don Sellers 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Bob Swoszowski 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Bud Whitehead 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Willie Whitehead 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Don Donatelli 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Fred Grimes 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Jim Daniel 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Roy Bickford 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Ken Russom 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Ken Cone 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . John McConnaughhay 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Bruce Darsey 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . John Levings 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Tony Romeo 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Ken Kestner 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . George Tillman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Bill Lee 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ed Parker 1 . 1 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Eddie Feely 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 14, WAKE FOREST 6

10/01/1960, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 2, 1960, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Scrambling and gambling, Florida State's surprising football team stunned Wake Forest, 14-6, here Saturday night.

The Deacons marched from the opening kickoff to a touchdown in 13 plays, then were enveloped by a long evening of frustration as FSU Coach Bill Peterson shuffled his three fighting units with skill and with luck.

Florida State moved in front to stay early in the second quarter as Ed Trancygier shot a 17-yard payoff pass to end George Tillman and Ken Kestner added an extra point for 7-6.

Late 6-Pointer

After the defensive unit, the Renegades, stopped Wake Forest on the FSU 1-foot line in the last quarter, the Seminoles padded their lead on Bud Whitehead's 1-yard smash with a couple of minutes left. The clinching touchdown was paved by a blotched Wake Forest punting effort, with FSU getting an ensuing crack from the Deacon's 15.

Both FSU scores were fourth-down productions.

Wake Forest's fine passer, Norma Snead, hit on 13 of 22 throws for 135 yards. The Deacons' lone TD came on a 3-yard pass, Snead to Jerry Ball. It was the 19th touchdown toss of Snead's career and tied an Atlantic Coast Conference record.

It was also the only touchdown yielded by FSU in three games this season. The Seminoles now stand 2-1. They beat Richmond, 28-0, lost to Florida 3-0.

It was the second crushing loss for Wake Forest in two starts. Clemson topped the Deacons, 28-7, last week. This had been regarded as Wake Forest's big year.

Wake Forest won the battle of statistics, leading in first downs, 19 to 10; in rushing, 136 yards to 103; passing, 135 yards to 73.

But there are no statistics to measure what was perhaps one of the most courageous efforts ever by an FSU team. It was, indeed, a "team" triumph, with all three of FSU's units having bright moments.

Whitehead emerged as the game's leading runner, getting 58 yards in 15 carries. Ed Feely, who directed FSU on a first-quarter drive that led eventually to the first touchdown, completed three passes on three throws. Trancygier connected on three of six.

From the time it scored its first touchdown until the last one came, FSU was kept busy repelling Wake Forest threats. And the Renegades did themselves proud as defenders during this stretch. The band-day crowd of 19,100, watching on a warm and breezeless night, gave the Renegades the biggest ovation of the evening.

Wake Forest meant business from the start, wheeling 65 yards in 13 plays for a touchdown after taking the game-opening kick.

Bobby Robinson ran the kick back 24 yards to the Wake Forest 34. And it was halfback Robinson, along with big fullback Joe Bonecutter, who spurred the charge.

A 13-yard scamper by Robinson put the Deacons at the FSU 48. Four more runs carried to the 29, from where Snead threw his first pass - an 11-yarder to Robinson. Bonecutter whacked to the 13 and Robinson to the nine. FSU's defensive unit, the Renegades, took over for the Chiefs.

Third down and three, and Snead socked Jerry Ball with a pass in the flats. He got loose from a tackler, scored. Wayne Wolff's point-after boot was wide. The Deacons led, 6-0, with 7:09 gone.

FSU came back big.

Carl Meyer danced 19 yards with the kick, to the FSU 43. Ed Feely's 8-yard sprint to the Wake 49 precipitated a fourth-and-one situation. Feely gambled, sent Bud Whitehead streaking off right tackle. He got 15 yards to the 34.

Two runs got nothing, and Feely fired a pass to Whitehead at the 16. Then Whitehead whipped inside right end for a first down on the five. Paul Matineau, a 222-pound guard, got through to nail Feely for minus 10. Feely got it back with a throw to Jim Daniel at the three.

But Whitehead, on two smashes at the line, was stopped at the one and Wake Forest took over.

Wolff promptly punted out, to the Wake 49. Ken Russom ran the ball back to the 41 on the last play of the quarter, and it turned out the the Deacons had only delayed the inevitable.

The Tribe quickly cut out a first down on the 28. After Trancygier was decked for a loss of nine, the quarterback got out of it on third-and-17, finding George Tillman with a 20-yard pass at the 17.

Came fourth-and-ten, still at the 17, and Trancygier again hit Tillman, this time at the goal line for six points. Ken Kestner added the point for the 7-6 FSU lead with 10:40 left before the half.

FSU was on the defensive until intermission.

A penalty for piling-on helped the Deacons across midfield. After the Renegades checked them, Wolff punted out on the five. Three plays and Whitehead kicked back, up to FSU's 37.

Wake Forest was detected holding, putting a crimp in a bid. Wolff punted out on the 13. Again Whitehead kicked and Wake Forest started from its 49.

A Snead pass to Bill Hull for 13 yards was the big lick in a movement to FSU's 27. Moments later the Deacons had a first down on the 13 thanks to another penalty for piling-on.

With a minute and a half left, Ball slashed to the six.

Then, on a notable effort, Fred Grimes raced in from his end spot to knock the ball from Snead's hand before he could get off his pass. Ray Lamb recovered for the Seminoles at the 18. Florida State's initial endeavor in the last half was knocked flat by a pair of penalties totaling 20 yards. Whitehead got off a weak punt, to FSU's 43.

A 13-yard romp by Bonecutter, a 15-yard sweep by Robinson brought a first down at the 15.

After Don Donatelli ripped in to bring Snead down for a loss of five, Wake Forest tried a fourth-down field goal attempt. Wolff kicking from the 26. The kick was wide.

FSU maneuvered up to its 39 had to punt again, with Whitehead getting off a good one to the Wake Forest 22.

Alan White, in three runs, brought the Deacons to their 38. Two plays later Snead rifled an 18-yard pass to Bruce McDonnell at FSU's 39. Then Snead struck Hull with a 5-yarder.

Fourth down, needing three, at the 22, Snead sailed a screen pass to White, who dashed to the six on the first play of the final quarter. White promptly hit to the two. Snead sneaked to the one. Then Bonecutter hit the middle of the line twice, got only a foot or so.

The Renegades had held.

Feely, in now with the Renegades, sneaked a couple of times to the three. Whitehead punted to the FSU 49.

Three runs got the Deacons a foot short of a first down. Most respectful of the Renegades, they didn't gamble. Wolff punted over the goal.

Wake Forest had a crack from its 42 following another FSU kick. But the Deacons couldn't move.

Wolff Hit

And when Wolff went back to punt on fourth down, he drew a low snap, fumbled it. Tony Romeo and Marion Bronson struck him down at the 15.

Whitehead ran to the 10. Mayer to the eight. Whitehead got a first down at the four. On fourth down at the one, Whitehead hit off right tackle and scored easily.

Kestner's point kick made it 14-6 with 1:58 to go.

Snead went to the air with brilliant desperation. His throws took the Deacons all the way to FSU's 19. Then time ran out.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
6
0
0
0
6
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
0
7
14

1st   0- 6  Opp, 3, pass (kick failed), 7:51 
2nd   7- 6  George Tillman, 17, pass from Ed Trancygier (Ken Kestner, kick), 10:40
3rd   7- 6  Opp, 26, field goal failed, 10:20
4th  14- 6  Bud Whitehead, 2, run (Ken Kestner, kick), 1:58 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 10 19 Rushes-yards 42-103 46-136 Passing 73 135 Att-Comp-Int 9-6-0 22-13-0 Total Yards 51-176 68-271 Punt Returns 1-8 4-11 Kickoff Returns 2-44 3-76 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 6-33.7 4-30.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 5-2 Penalties-Yds 5-49 3-31 Attendance 19,100 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Bud Whitehead 15- 58 Happy Fick 3- 16 Carl Meyer 4- 13 Ken Cone 1- 10 Paul Andrews 3- 9 Ed Parker 1- 3 Eddie Feely 11- 2 Tom Hillabrand 1- 0 Ed Trancygier 3- -8 Receiving George Tillman 2- 37 Bud Whitehead 1- 17 Jim Daniel 1- 12 Vernon Ehlers 1- 4 Carl Meyer 1- 3 Passing Ed Trancygier 6- 3-0- 41 Eddie Feely 3- 3-0- 32 Punt Return Ken Russom 1- 8 Kickoff Return Tom Hillabrand 1- 24 Carl Meyer 1- 20 Punting Bud Whitehead 6- 202 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ray Lamb . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Fred Grimes . . . . . . . . . 1 . .

FLORIDA STATE 0, CITADEL 0

10/08/1960, CHARLESTON, SC

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From The Tallahassee Democrat, October 9, 1960, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

CHARLESTON, SC - The Citadel Bulldogs, hypnotized with inspiration, got themselves a richly deserved 0-0 tie with Florida State's highly favored football team here Saturday night.

Stung by 39-0 and 47-6 losses to FSU in two earlier skirmishes at Tallahassee, The Citadel played the Seminoles on quite even terms as 11,200 people hollered their heads off on a terribly humid night.

But it wasn't the humidity, it was the heat of The Citadel's fired-up force that ruined the Seminoles and neutralized their 3-team platooning.

Both teams had their scoring chances.

Crusher For FSU

The crusher for FSU came on second down at The Citadel's seven with about four minutes to play. Ed Trancygier ripped a pass into the end zone and Jerry Nettles, The Citadel quarterback, intercepted.

Hamstrung by penalties in the first half, FSU ran into repeated frustration. The Citadel stopped a second-quarter drive at its eight. A bit later, FSU attempted a field goal from the 33, and missed.

In the last half, FSU was stopped at The Citadel 17 and 35.

Deep Citadel March

The Citadel marched deep the first time it had the ball, missed a field goal from 17 yards out.

Later the Bulldogs were halted at FSU's 35 and 16.

Statistics reflect the story rather accurately. The Citadel got 279 yards, including a stunning 205 on the ground. FSU's attack netted 265, with 165 rushing.

One FSU touchdown, in the second quarter, was nullified by a backfield-in-motion penalty. Ed Feely had passed to Vernon Ehlers, and the end had converted it into what looked for a moment like a 29-yard payoff.

'Great Football Team'

FSU Coach Bill Peterson said:

"The Citadel was a great football team tonight. We knew they would be sky-high. They deserved the tie because they played better. We gave them life when we got down in there and couldn't score.

"The crowd inspired them. It was tough to hear the signals. We were not pleased with either our offense or defense, except for our goal-line defense.

"We were definitely flat."

For the first time, Florida State opened with Trancygier operating at quarterback with the No. 1 unit, the Chiefs. Staying on the ground, the Seminoles maneuvered to their 41 after taking the kickoff, then had to punt.

On The Citadel's second play from scrimmage, Tommy Edwards tore around end, got superb blocking, and skipped 29 yards to FSU's 46 as the Cadet Corps whooped it up in the stands.

Promptly, on a delayed buck, Early Eastburn knocked off 16 more, to the 30. Then he whipped through the line again for nine and for five, cutting out a first down at the 15.

Three more runs got only four yards and on fourth down at the 11, Bill Gilgo tried for a field goal. It was a weak boot that barely got head high.

In came Feely with the offensive unit, the War Party. Twenty plays later - including two 15-yard penalties against the Seminoles - there was still no score as The Citadel called a halt at its eight to the time-consuming march.

Feely's bright running, passing and lateraling sparked the push. Big gainer was a Feely run, with lateral to Happy Fick, that netted 18 to The Citadel's 37. At the 29, Feely passed to Vernon Ehlers, who got loose from a couple of tacklers and scored. But it was nullified by a holding penalty.

A Feely pass to Fick got back 12. Three more runs, including a key 8-yarder by Paul Andrews, and FSU had a first down on the 15. The Citadel stiffened and Feely's fourth-down throw from the eight to Ehlers in the end zone just missed.

Shortly, Trancygier had the Chiefs on the warpath. A 9-yard run by the quarterback spurred the Seminoles across midfield, then he passed to Jim Daniel at the 37. Parker hit for 15 to the 22.

Again the Bulldogs tightened. On fourth down, Ken Kestner came in to try for a field goal, kicking from the 33. No good.

The Citadel again threatened. Jerry Nettles' pass to Charlie Brendle for 10 led to the Bulldogs' 41. A personal-foul assessment vaulted the Bulldogs two plays later to FSU's 44. John Clancy sprinted around end to the 31. There The Citadel got its first penalty, on a personal foul. That stopped the bid and Clyde Marsh punted over the goal.

After an FSU punt, The Citadel had still another chance at the Seminoles' 43 with time running out in the half. The Bulldogs probed to the 34 as the half ended.

General Mark Clark, The Citadel's president, got on the microphone at halftime to urge the Cadet Corps to even more vocal support.

The Seminoles had a whopping 55 yards in penalties at this stage, versus 15 for The Citadel.

FSU's offense had managed 157 yards despite the assessments. The Citadel had gained 125 yards all told.

Serious Throwing

Nettles, who had thrown but four passes in the first half, got down to serious throwing immediately after the second-half kickoff.

He threw to Gilgo for 10, to Edwards for 11, 12 and 14 as the Bulldogs penetrated to FSU's 26.

A holding infraction discouraged them. On fourth down at the 27, Nettles' attempt to lateral to Eastburn lost eight yards.

That gave the Tribe a start at the 33. Trancygier romped to midfield.

The Citadel was taxed 15 for piling-on and FSU suddenly was at the Bulldog's 35. Trancygier passed to Tony Romeo at the 24.

After a backfield-in-motion, he struck Romeo with another throw, at the 20. Fourth down at the 16, and Bud Whitehead tried a right-tackle run. He was downed for a yard loss.

The Citadel brought in another pitcher, Bill Whaley. Willie Whitehead intercepted his second effort at FSU's 40.

Fick picked up five and Feely passed to Andrews for 14, to The Citadel 41. Once again the Bulldogs got tough.

Feely, on fourth down, punted short, to the 28 as the fourth quarter started.

Eastburn dug for nine.

Edwards took a pitchout and raced 23 yards.

Nettles fired a 10-yard pass to Gilgo, and The Citadel was at FSU's 30. Two more runs brought a first down on the 19.

Renegades Enter

The Renegades entered. Promptly, Edwards fumbled and Bob Swoszowski got the ball for the Tribe at the 16.

After a punt, the Seminoles got a break when John Clancy's quick-kick traveled a mere nine yards, to The Citadel 38. Six and a half minutes remained.

Trancygier shot a pass to Ken Russom, who danced to the 10. Parker smashed to the seven. Then Trancygier's pass was intercepted by Nettles in the end zone.

Whitehead returned a punt to Citadel's 49. Feely passed to Carl Meyer at the 37. Then Gilgo threw Feely for a 16-yard loss, Trancygier came in to throw, found nobody open.

With a couple of minutes to go, Whitehead punted, and it was returned to the Bulldogs' 27.

The Citadel rushed up to its 44. Fred Grimes nailed Nettles for minus nine, back to the 35. Nettles ran wide for nothing, and the game was over.

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

1st   0- 0  Opp, 17, field goal failed
2nd   0- 0  Ken Kestner, 33, field goal failed


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 16 16 Rushes-yards 49-165 43-183 Passing 100 95 Att-Comp-Int 15-8-1 18-9-1 Total Yards 64-265 61-278 Punt Returns 3-22 2-9 Kickoff Returns 1-11 1-19 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 5-27.2 4-26.8 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 6-60 3-45 Attendance 11,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Paul Andrews 9- 42 Ed Parker 6- 35 Happy Fick 6- 30 Ed Trancygier 6- 23 Eddie Feely 10- 14 Tom Hillabrand 4- 10 Bud Whitehead 4- 6 John McConnaughhay 1- 5 Ken Russom 1- 2 Carl Meyer 2- -2 Receiving Ken Russom 1- 25 Tony Romeo 2- 15 Paul Andrews 1- 13 Jim Daniel 1- 13 Carl Meyer 1- 12 Happy Fick 1- 12 Tom Hillabrand 1- 10 Passing Ed Trancygier 9- 4-1- 52 Eddie Feely 6- 4-0- 48 Punt Return Bud Whitehead 1- 14 Ken Russom 1- 8 Bruce Darsey 1- 0 Kickoff Return Ed Parker 1- 11 Punting Bud Whitehead 4- 128 Eddie Feely 1- 8 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Willie Whitehead . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Bob Swoszowski . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN 15, FLORIDA STATE 13

10/15/1960, Mobile, Al

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 16, 1960, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

MOBILE, AL - Behind 15-0 at the half, Florida State rallied much, but not enough, as Mississippi Southern pulled out a 15-13 decision here Saturday night.

The difference was a 2-points pass that Quarterback Don Fuell fired to End Charles Dedwylder after Southern's second touchdown.

Southern picked up an early score after recovering a fumble at FSU's 22. Tommy Morrow tore 20 yards for the TD.

Fuell manipulated the Mississippians on a 76-yard scoring march in the second quarter, getting the 6-pointer himself from 1-yard range.

Florida State, after stopping Southern at its one on the last play of the first half, dominated the last two quarters, the Seminoles had looked more than a little inferior in the early going.

Ed Trancygier quarterbacked the Tribe on a 67-yard touchdown push, scored himself from a yard out. When he passed to Tony Romeo in a bid for two points , officials ruled Romeo caught the ball outside the end zone.

Then Ed Feely directed an 80-yard scoring drive for the Seminoles with Paul Andrews getting the TD from a half-yard out.

In the final six minutes, FSU recovered two Southern fumbles, one at the Tribe 44, another at the 50. But the Seminoles couldn't capitalize. Fuell's interception of a pass, with a bit over a minute to play, finished the Seminoles.

Florida State took the game-opening kick and, with Bud Whitehead picking up 14 yards in three runs off the right side, worked up to its 42, where Southern called a halt.

Whopping Punt

On Southern's first offensive play, Arnold Spence dug around the left side for nine yards. But soon Morris Meador punted, and it was a whopper that rolled over the FSU goal - 60 yards from the scrimmage line.

John McConnaughhay hit up the middle, fumbled and Spence claimed the ball for Southern at FSU's 22. It was the first time this season and FSU back lost the ball on a fumble.

Meador struck for two yards. Then Tommy Morrow pounded up the middle, squirmed away from the tacklers and went the distance. Billy Larson kicked the point for 7-0.

Eddie Feely directed the War Party across midfield, hitting on a pair of passes to Tom Hillabrand. An offsides penalty slowed them and Feely punted out on the 24.

Another Score

With Fuell quarterbacking most of the route, Southern went 76 yards for a score. Backed to the 17 by a penalty, Southern got out of it when Fuell shot a daring pass to John Sklopan, who turned it into a 35-yard gain to FSU's 48.

Sklopan's running cut out a first down at the 33. Fuell's scampers on the keep led to the seven in six plays. On third down, Fuell sneaked over from the one.

Lining up to try for two points, Southern was penalized five for offsides. Disdainfully, Southern still went for two. Fuell hit Charley Dedwyler in the end zone with a pass and the Mississippians led, 15-0, with the second quarter still young.

Gets Chance

Florida State had a chance when Ken Cone intercepted a Fuell pass at the Seminoles' 47. Feely whipped a pass to Hillabrand at Southern's 44. But Happy Fick fumbled and Mike Hander recovered for Southern at the 36.

With Fuell passing like a pro Southern paraded to FSU's 35. The Seminoles braced, took over there.

Again FSU pushed across midfield, on Fick's running and a Feely short pass to Hillabrand. Feely's long throw to Jim Daniel trickled out of the end's hands at the 18. Whitehead's punt rolled over the goal.

The ball was brought out to the 20. Promptly, on a quick-opener, Sklopan tore off right guard, swerved and dashed 76 yards to FSU's four.

A diving tackle by Fred Grimes resulted in an ankle grab and Sklopan couldn't keep his balance after getting loose. One minute, 10 seconds remained in the half.

Good Stand

FSU waged a magnificent stand.

Morrow was stopped at the two, Dan Pugh at the one. Meador tried to run wide, got thrown for a yard loss by Cone and Tony Romeo. On fourth down, Pugh pounded at right tackle, where he met Whitehead at the one. A second later the whistle heralded intermission.

With two quarters to go, Southern's offense had outdistanced the Seminoles, 258 yards to 94. The Hattiesburg boys had gained 187 on the ground.

Thrust Repulsed

The Tribe repulsed Southern's initial last-half thrust. Then Ed Trancygier took the Seminoles on a 67-yard touchdown jaunt.

Trancygier's 19-yard pass to Grimes at Southern's 45 was a big lick. Four runs vaulted FSU to the 29. Trancygier whipped a pass to Ed Parker at the four. Three whacks at the line and the ball was on the one.

As Parker faked brightly up the middle, Trancygier bootlegged untouched around left end for the touchdown.

Going for two, Trancygier shot a pass to Romeo but officials ruled he caught it over the end-zone boundary. It stayed 15-6.

Pass completions by Fuell of 16 and 12 yards took Southern quickly to FSU's 39. Three runs there netted but three yards and Southern punted, the ball rolling into the end zone.

Feely Guides

Feely guided a masterful 80-yard payoff march. The Tribe forged to its 43, got set back to the 29 by penalty. But Feely socked Whitehead with a short pass, and he converted into a 33-yard gain to Southern's 38.

With Whitehead and Andrews running well, FSU dug to the 29. Andrews zipped off 12 yards to the eight. Feely got three, Hillabrand three more and Whitehead one. Fourth down and Whitehead was stopped short.

But Southern was ruled offsides on the play, provided another shot. Andrews made good with a plunge. Ken Kestner kicked a point for 15-13 with 8:56 left in the quarter.

Southern got going, and things looked dark for the Tallahassee - when they drew a 15-yard penalty that put the Mississippians at State's 31.

First Loss

Grimes dashed in to deck Fuell for his first rushing loss of the year, back on the 37. Fuell went back to pass. Romeo came around behind him, knocked the ball out of his hand. Steve Klesius recovered for the Tribe at FSU's 44. Five and a half minutes remained.

Fourth-and-five at the 50 and Trancygier gambled. It was in, then out of Grimes' hands.

Fuel, trying to hand off, promptly fumbled again. And again, Klesius recovered for FSU, at the 50.

Serious Setback

But Trancygier was socked for a seven-yard loss. Feely came in, tried to throw, got nailed back on the 35. On fourth down, needing 25, Feely shot a short pass to Whitehead, who couldn't get loose. Southern took over at the 39.

FSU took over at its 31 with 1:25 left.

Fuell intercepted Feely's pass at the Southern 41, ran it to FSU's 47. The Tribe was penalized 15 for roughness.

Southern ran out the clock.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN
7
8
0
0
15
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
6
7
13

1st   0- 7  Opp, 19, run (kick), 7:25 
2nd   0-15  Opp, 1, run (pass), 11:39
3rd   6-15  Ed Trancygier, 1, run (Ed Trancygier, pass failed), 5:48 
4th  13-15  Paul Andrews, 1, run (Ken Kestner, kick), 8:56 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 13 Rushes-yards 45-121 53-232 Passing 123 99 Att-Comp-Int 20-10-1 12-7-1 Total Yards 65-244 65-331 Punt Returns 0-0 2-19 Kickoff Returns 3-60 3-61 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-12 Fumble Returns 2-0 2-0 Punts 4-33.5 3-28.0 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-2 Penalties-Yds 5-65 6-56 Attendance 15,207 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Bud Whitehead 12- 43 Paul Andrews 8- 37 Happy Fick 6- 28 Tom Hillabrand 6- 9 Ed Parker 2- 6 John McConnaughhay 1- 2 Carl Meyer 2- 2 Ed Trancygier 6- 0 Eddie Feely 2- -6 Receiving Bud Whitehead 3- 42 Tom Hillabrand 5- 37 Ed Parker 1- 25 Fred Grimes 1- 19 Passing Eddie Feely 15- 8-1- 79 Ed Trancygier 5- 2-0- 44 Kickoff Return Tom Hillabrand 1- 33 Eddie Feely 1- 16 Bud Whitehead 1- 11 Punting Bud Whitehead 3- 114 Eddie Feely 1- 20 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John McConnaughhay 8 6 14 . . . . . . . . . Ken Cone 3 7 10 . . 1- 0 . . 1- 0 . . . Tony Romeo 9 . 9 . . . . . . 1 . . Ray Lamb 5 3 8 . . . . . . . . . Willie Whitehead 1 7 8 . . . . . . . . . Fred Grimes 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Joe Verbinski 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Ken Russom 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Bud Whitehead 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Steve Klesius 1 2 3 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Don Donatelli 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Marion Bronson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Bill Lee 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Ed Parker 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jack Forehand 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Gene McDowell 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Jack Hardy 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Don Sellers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Roy Bickford 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . John Levings 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Carl Meyer . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 22, WILLIAM & MARY 0

10/22/1960, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 23, 1960, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State struck for two touchdowns in the first 11 minutes, tacked on another after the final gun had sounded and knocked off William & Mary, 22-0, here Saturday night.

Happy Fick, sophomore left-half from Miami, managed the last two 6-pointers, dashing seven yards with a pitchout for one and taking an 18-yard pass from Ed Trancygier for the other.

Trancygier's pitch, in the air after the gun went off, came on the heels of a timeout with one second left on the clock, brought about by an injury to a W&M player.

Weak Kicks

A pair of poor W&M punts paved FSU's first two scores. One kick travelled 30 yards, the other 19. The Seminoles went 47 yards in six plays for their first TD, with Bud Whitehead scoring from the three. FSU moved 42 yards in eight formations for the second.

From that early point until Trancygier's late swish, the two teams played seesaw.

W&M, on its way to a fourth defeat in six starts, seemed content to settle for a 14-0 setback. The Williamsburg people threw only seven passes all evening - just one in the last half. They completed none.

A Crack From The 22

Florida State had a crack from the W&M 22 in the third quarter but lost the ball on a fumble at the 11. Late in the final period, FSU drove 67 yards to within inches of the goal. A penalty for assisting the ball-carrier with a push erased an apparent TD by Eddie Feely.

W&M drove to FSU's seven just before the half, yielded the ball on downs. It was the only serious threat by the visitors.

FSU rolled up 194 yards rushing with Tom Hillabrand - promoted to the first unit just this week - picking up 73 in 10 carries.

It was FSU's third shutout of a Southern Conference opponent this season, and the Seminoles' third victory against two losses and a tie. The road is tough from now on, with Kentucky, Miami, Auburn and Houston ahead.

A crowd of 13,400 watched on a fair, and coolish night.

Quick One

Florida State scored the first time it got the ball, whipping 47 yards in six plays.

W&M had received the opening kick. An offsides penalty helped bog the visitors thrusts, and on a punting try the Indians got taxed 15 more yards for illegal use of hands. Kicking from the 17, Jim Porach booted a 30-yarder, to the 47.

Tom Hillabrand, getting some key blocking on a sweep, sailed 26 yards. Whitehead crashed to the 15, and Paul Andrews made it a first down at the eight. On third down from the three, Whitehead cruised off right tackle for the TD. Ken Kestner kicked the point for 7-0.

Soon FSU had another shot, following a puny punt - a 19-yarder by Barton to W&M's 42. In eight plays, the War Party scored.

Chopping runs did it, with Ed Trancygier getting 20 yards in three carries. At the 16, Happy Fick took over, digging to the seven, than taking a pitchout and smashing through the left side for the payoff. Kestner's point brought it to 14-0 with the first quarter about half gone.

The Chiefs couldn't cut it on FSU's next two turns with the ball. A 29-yard pass, Ed Feely to Tony Romeo at the W&M 25, was rubbed out by an illegal-procedure penalty. Right after, Feely trying to throw again, was racked for minus 21, back to the FSU 20.

Whitehead boomed a 46-yard punt.

W&M Moves

W&M opened a movement from its 39 and almost went the distance. With Bob Stoy quarterbacking a running game, the Indians raced to FSU's seven. Stan Penkunas' 12-yard dash to FSU's 47 and Stoy's 14-yard keep to the 27 were the key gainers.

On fourth-and-one at the seven, Joe Verbinski racked Stoy, trying to sneak, for no gain. FSU took over. A gambling pass by Trancygier, to Ed Parker on the 25, was cancelled by another illegal-procedure penalty.

Whitehead punted up to FSU's 42.

Calvin Cox's fourth-down pass was intercepted by Willie Whitehead at the 33.

Trancygier threw a long one, and Jim Leifew stole it for W&M, wheeling the ball up to the visitors' 45. Two desperate tosses fell incomplete as time ran out in the first half.

Neither team had completed a pass going into the final two quarters. W&M had tried six, FSU two - officially.

FSU attempted a dazzling kickoff return, Whitehead taking it on the nine, dishing to Feely, who handed off to Hillabrand, who was stopped at the Seminoles' 25 by a fellow that might have been W&M's last man in position to halt him.

Three plays later Hillabrand ripped off 15 yards to W&M's 45 but fumbled and Joe Poist - one of 19 Pennsylvanians on the Indians' roster - claimed the ball.

Fumble Recovered

W&M couldn't manage a first down.

Midway the third quarter, FSU forged a break when Cox, hit hard on a sweep, fumbled and Roy Bickford recovered for the Seminoles at W&M's 22.

Three plays and Parker fumbled, with Wilbur Johnson hopping on the ball for W&M at the 11.

W&M soon punted, and the War Party had a crack, starting at

***** MISSING SECTION *****

45. Feely completed two passes to Whitehead - for minus 12 yards. Whitehead again punted.

Things were getting monotonous going into the last period.

Then FSU started a ramble from its 33. Hillabrand ran five yards, then caught a pass from Feely for five more. Feely passed to Romeo at the W&M 44. The Indians were penalized to their 27 after a personal foul. Hillabrand dug for five and Whitehead scooted with a pitchout to the 14.

Four runs brought a first down at the four. On fourth down, inches from the goal, Feely was apparently over but an official threw a flag, ruled Feely had been illegally assisted over by teammates' pushes. Back at the five, Feely's end-zone pass went incomplete.

About three minutes remained.

W&M punted up to its 40. Trancygier hit Jim Daniel with a pass at the 22. Trying to pitch again, the quarterback was nailed on the 33. Then Trancygier ran to the 18. Time was called for an injured W&M player.

The gun went off as Trancygier passed to Fick who crashed over the goal. Then Trancygier passed to George Tillman for two points.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WILLIAM & MARY
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
16
0
0
6
22

1st   7- 0  Bud Whitehead, 3, run (Ken Kestner, kick), 9:58 
     14- 0  Happy Fick, 7, run (Ken Kestner, kick), 4:16 
4th  22- 0  Happy Fick, 18, pass from Ed Trancygier (George Tillman, pass from Ed Trancygier), 0:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 5 Rushes-yards 53-194 45-137 Passing 47 0 Att-Comp-Int 17-7-1 7-0-1 Total Yards 70-241 52-137 Punt Returns 2-8 4-35 Kickoff Returns 1-18 3-55 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-30 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 6-39.5 9-31.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1 Penalties-Yds 5-25 6-60 Attendance 13,400 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tom Hillabrand 10- 73 Bud Whitehead 9- 32 Happy Fick 5- 32 Paul Andrews 5- 25 Ed Parker 4- 10 Carl Meyer 1- 7 Ken Russom 0- 0 Eddie Feely 8- -14 Receiving Happy Fick 1- 18 Jim Daniel 1- 17 Tony Romeo 1- 12 Fred Grimes 1- 8 Tom Hillabrand 1- 4 Bud Whitehead 2- -12 Passing Ed Trancygier 9- 2-1- 35 Eddie Feely 8- 5-0- 12 Punt Return Bud Whitehead 2- 8 Kickoff Return Tom Hillabrand 0- 18 Bud Whitehead 1- 0 Punting Bud Whitehead 6- 237 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ray Lamb 5 3 8 . . . . . . . . . Gene McDowell 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Bruce Darsey 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Tony Romeo 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Marion Bronson 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Fred Grimes 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Bill Lee 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Bob Swoszowski 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Tom Hillabrand 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Don Sellers . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Abner Bigbie 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Ken Russom 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Bud Whitehead 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Joe Verbinski 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Jack Hardy 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Paul Andrews 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Ken Cone 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Steve Klesius 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Willie Whitehead . 1 1 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Roy Bickford 1 . 1 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Lamar Elton 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Don Donatelli 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . John McConnaughhay . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

KENTUCKY 23, FLORIDA STATE 0

10/29/1960, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 30, 1960, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Stoutly superior Kentucky outmaneuvered stoutly scrambling Florida State, 23-0, here Saturday.

It was about as close as the score indicates.

Biggest crowd ever to see a Homecoming game at Florida State - a near capacity 19,200 - watched Kentucky forge threat after threat on a warm, sunny and otherwise pleasant afternoon.

Big Yardage

The Wildcats, while accumulating a whopping 441 yards on the attack, couldn't breathe with complete freedom until the last quarter, when they struck for their final nine points.

Kentucky got its first TD in the opening period, with Cal Bird's gash from the three climaxing a 76-yard drive. Another 6-pointer came in the second quarter on Jerry Eisaman's 37-yard pass to Tom Hutchinson.

Clark Mayfield kicked a field goal from the 22 early in the final frame, and Hutchinson iced things with a couple minutes remaining by wheeling seven short yards with an intercepted screen pass.

Florida State checked Kentucky pushes that extended to the 14, to the four, to the 26, to the nine.

The Seminoles had three pretty fair chances. Fumbles halted strikes at Kentucky's 22 and 35. An intercepted pass killed a late movement to the Wildcats' 22.

FSU was never inside the visitors' 20.

In running up 258 yards rushing, Kentucky had seven backs that netted 23 or more yards, with 200-pound fullback Gary Cochran the leader on 56 yards after 13 carries.

Jerry Woolum, soph passing star, hit on eight of 12 passes and accounted for 121 of Kentucky's 183 yards via air. Hutchinson caught six for 103 yards.

Florida State managed only 78 yards on the ground and turned early to passes, completing a mere nine of 25 against the nation's fourth-ranking team on pass defense, for a yardage total of 109. The Wildcats intercepted four tosses.

The Seminoles, who figured to have to collect some breaks to win, couldn't get enough favorable bounces, though 98 yards in penalties were walked off on Kentucky. FSU recovered two enemy fumbles, lost two itself.

Two FSU front-line players, tackle Don Donatelli and halfback Happy Fick, were injured in the first half and retired for the day. Donatelli went to the infirmary with a slight concussion. Fick twisted an ankle. Both should be okay soon.

It was Kentucky's third victory in seven starts, its 17th straight non-SEC triumph. For FSU, it was setback No. 3 after three victories and a tie.

For the first time this season, FSY was scored on in the last half.

Kicking Choice

At the start, Kentucky won the toss and elected to kick to the Seminoles, with the Wildcats taking a slight wind advantage.

Bud Whitehead wheeled the kick back 27 yards to the 31. Three plays, including two incomplete passes, gained not a yard, and Whitehead's 38-yard punt was returned to the Kentucky 43.

On Kentucky's second scrimmage play, Eisaman wheeled to his right on the pass-run option, cut back inside suddenly, picked up a big block from end Dave Gash, and cruised 34 yards to FSY's 19. Ken Cone brought him down.

Two runs got five yards. Eisaman's deep pass was broken up.

Mayfield attempted a field goal, kicking from the 22. It was wide.

The Seminoles, in seven chopping plays - the big one Feely's 7-yard pass to Tony Romeo - maneuvered to their 44. Things stalled their and Whitehead punted.

Early Break

Eisaman called for a fair catch, fumbled the ball and Jack Hardy recovered for FSU at Kentucky's 34.

With Feely scooping up seven yards in one carry, FSU cut out a first down on the 23. Two plays later Whitehead had the ball punched from his arms by a tackler and Eisaman recovered the fumble in the air, was hauled down at the 24.

Kentucky scored in 14 plays, striking off all of the 76 yards against the Renegades.

Cochran got 13 yards in two runs to help start things. Big play came at the Kentucky 40 when, on third-and-seven, Woolum whipped an 11-yard pass to Tommy Simpson.

Three runs by Bird for 12 yards led a ground push to the 22. Three plays later, Charles Sturgeon dashed 18 yards, on a halfback draw play, to the three. Promptly, Bird went wide on a pitchout and scored as one pursuing defender tripped and another Seminole fell over him.

Mayfield's point kick made it 7-0 with 2:20 left in the quarter.

The War Party couldn't move, and Whitehead punted to Kentucky's 32.

Drive Short

A 24-yard pass, Woolum to Dave Gash, brought the Wildcats to FSU's 43. A bit later Woolum's 13-yard pitch to Tom Hutchinson carried to the 32. Three runs, with Jim Poynter contributing a 10-yarder, yielded a first down on the 13. Fred Grimes hit Bird for a yard loss but on third down Woolum passed to Hutchinson at the four. Grimes led a rush that brought Poynter down for a 2-yard loss, and FSU took over.

On third down, Whitehead punted 39 yards to FSU's 45.

Bird sliced to the 36 and Cochran got four more. After an offsides penalty, Eisaman hit Hutchinson with a pass at the five and the end sprinted into the end zone.

Mayfield added the point and it was 14-0, Kentucky, seven minutes before halftime.

A clipping penalty blunted Kentucky's next bid at FSU's 45.

Ed Trancygier's 20-yard pass to Jim Daniel at the FSU raised hopes two minutes before intermission. But with a minute left, Bill Ransdell intercepted Trancygier's deep throw and raced back 36 yards to FSU's 47. Eisaman passed to Bird for a 21-yard gain to the 24 on the last play of the period.

Broad Edge

Halftime statistics reflected a disturbing picture for the partisan assembly. Kentucky led in first downs, 13 to three, in yards rushing, 177 to 36, in yards passing, 110 to 30.

Whitehead came close to breaking away on the second-half kickoff, sprinting from the goal line to FSU's 41 before Eisaman got him.

Feely shot a 9-yard pass to Whitehead, and Kentucky drew a 15-yard foul penalty, moving the ball to the Wildcats' 35. But Whitehead then ran into a mass of tacklers, fumbled and Bob Butler claimed the ball for Kentucky at the 40.

Woolum's 21-yard pass to Hutchinson had Kentucky knocking quickly at FSU's 35. But on fourth-and-two Ransdell was stopped a yard short a the 26.

A foul penalty boosted FSU to its 41 and Feely's throw to Whitehead put the Seminoles at midfield. Responding, perhaps, to the vocal urging of the crowd, Feely gambled on fourth down, needing one. His sneak was short.

Woolum's pass to Simpson got 15 but it was cancelled by a holding penalty, and Kentucky was set back on its 35. Kentucky couldn't recover, punted.

Gets 3-Pointer

***** MISSING SECTION *****

at the 14, Kentucky got nothing in three plays. Mayfield entered and kicked a 3-pointer from an angle on the 22.

FSU got things going. Feely's 19-yard pass to Grimes presented an opportunity at Kentucky's 47. Then Feely swiveled for 12 to the 35. On the draw, Paul Andrews found room for 12 more to the 23.

But Lloyd Hodge intercepted Feely's fourth-down pass.

In a dozen plays, helped along by a 14-yard pass interference penalty, Kentucky pushed to FSU's seven, where Dave Chapman fumbled and Ken Russom grabbed the ball for the Seminoles. Four minutes remained.

Two Trancygier runs brought a first down on the 21.

The Trancygier's screen pass was stolen by Hutchinson, who batted the ball in the air before latching on. He moved seven easy yards for a touchdown. Eisaman's passing try for two points failed and things stayed 23-0.

Kentucky was fiddling around the 50, following Tom Hundley's interception of a Trancygier pass, when time ran out.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
KENTUCKY
7
7
0
9
23
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0

1st   0- 0  Opp, 22, field goal failed
      0- 7  Opp, 3, run (kick), 2:20 
2nd   0-14  Opp, 37, pass (kick), 7:06 
4th   0-17  Opp, 22, field goal, 14:03
      0-23  Opp, 10, interception return (pass failed), 3:06 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 12 21 Rushes-yards 33- 78 61-258 Passing 109 183 Att-Comp-Int 25-9-4 20-11-0 Total Yards 58-187 81-441 Punt Returns 1-12 4-32 Kickoff Returns 6-158 0-0 Interception Ret. 0-0 4-83 Fumble Returns 2-0 2-0 Punts 6-38.0 2-39.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-2 Penalties-Yds 3-32 8-98 Attendance 19,200 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Eddie Feely 9- 26 Paul Andrews 4- 16 Ed Trancygier 7- 16 Bud Whitehead 7- 8 Happy Fick 1- 8 Tom Hillabrand 2- 7 Ed Parker 1- 2 Jack Forehand 2- -5 Receiving Jim Daniel 3- 48 Fred Grimes 1- 19 George Tillman 1- 17 Bud Whitehead 2- 15 Tony Romeo 1- 7 Jack Forehand 1- 3 Passing Ed Trancygier 14- 5-3- 68 Eddie Feely 11- 4-1- 41 Punt Return Ken Russom 1- 12 Kickoff Return Bud Whitehead 3- 75 Happy Fick 2- 47 Ed Trancygier 1- 20 Tom Hillabrand 0- 16 Punting Bud Whitehead 6- 228 |---------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 . . . Ken Russom . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

MIAMI 25, FLORIDA STATE 7

11/04/1960, CORAL GABLES, FL

From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 5, 1960, page 7, by Bill McGrotha.

MIAMI, FL - Behind a mere three points going into the last quarter, Florida State's hard-playing football team was finally wrestled down here last night by a frustrating fate that dogged the Seminoles all the way.

University of Miami players looked at the scoreboard that read 25-7 in their favor, and counted their blessings.

Two fumbles paved 11 points for the Hurricanes. A pass interception gave them seven more. They marched 68 yards for another seven.

Outplayed Them

Statistics tell the disappointing story of a supreme FSU effort in a game the players had quietly dedicated to their coach, Bill Peterson.

FSU out-first-downed Miami, 19 to 14; out-rushed Miami, 156 yards to 141; out-passed Miami, 169 yards to 111, on 19 completions in 28 throws.

The Seminoles fell behind the first time Miami got the ball. A fumble recovery at FSU's 40 set up a 42-yard field goal by Al Dangel.

It stayed 3-0 until halftime. FSU pushed to Miami's eight, to Miami's 23 before intermission - all in vain.

Charles Yanda, a reserve halfback, stole an Ed Feely pass and ran 51 yards to put UM in front, 10-0. Feely promptly directed a scoring drive that narrowed things to 10-7, with the 164-pound quarterback scoring on a sparkler of a run from the 21.

Miami's big soph quarterback Edwin Johns shot the Hurricanes in front, 17-7 early in the last quarter with his passing and running. He went the final five yards himself to the TD. Pretty well hamstrung most of the way, Johns ended with 104 yards to his credit - 25 running and 79 passing on eight completions of 10 throws.

Fumble Recovery

A final Miami TD came on Bobby Weaver's 32-yard pass to end Bill Miller, after a fumble recovery at FSU's 39.

Miller was a big guy for Miami. FSU was unable to stop Johns' throws to him. He caught six passes for 84 yards, and each reception seemed a key one.

Feely outdid Johns, hitting on 14 of 18 passes for 116 yards and running for a net of 47 - a total yardage production of 163.

Bud Whitehead caught six tosses for 39 yards to run his total receptions for the season to 19. The Marianna senior, who caught not a pass when he was a sophomore, now owns an FSU career record for grabs. He has 50 behind him; old record was 46, held by Tom Feamster.

It was a pleasant, fair evening in Miami with the temperature 74. A crowd of 37,984 turned out in the Orange Bowl.

FSU won the toss and elected to receive. On the second scrimmage play, Feely got loose for 10 yards to the FSU 40, fumbled and UM's Miller recovered.

To some FSU folks, it looked as though the fumble came after Feely was down and the whistle had sounded.

Johns promptly passed to Miller for nine. Three runs carried to the 24, then Johns nailed Miller again, for 11 to the 13. After Sam Fernandez got three, Paul Andrews slashed threw to deck Jim Vollenweider for a 1-yard loss. Then Tony Romeo thundered in upon Johns, trying to pass, and struck him for a loss of 15, back to the 26.

Field Goal

On fourth down, Dangel entered and kicked a field goal from the 32.

FSU got going on a big drive for 55 yards that ended in frustration on the Miami eight. Feely was lethal on third-down passes on the push, hitting three in such circumstances for seven, eight and 15 yards.

After Feely connected with Romeo at the 39, Tom Hillabrand dashed to his left side for 11 to the 50. Three plays later, Feely pitched to Whitehead at the Miami 39. Another throw to Whitehead netted seven. From the 28, Feely passed to Fred Grimes for a first down on the 13.

Three runs netted but three yards. On fourth down, Ken Kestner entered for an apparent field-goal attempt.

It was a fake all the way. Feely reared up from his kneeling position for the snap and pitched forward to Whitehead, who was unable to get loose. He was stopped at the eight, five yards short of the first down.

Shortly, Stan Markowski punted out of the hole - a beaut. It traveled 59 yards to FSU's 29, and Miami netted even more out of the boot when the Seminoles were penalized back to the 14 on a foul.

But the Tribe got out of the trap. Ed Trancygier's running led to the 25 and Miami was taxed 15 for a foul, putting FSU up to its 41. Carl Meyer raced for eight and Ed Parker hit for a first down at Miami's 47. Soon Trancygier passed to Meyer for 12, on the 32.

However, the Seminoles penetrated no further than the 25. On fourth down, Feely entered to throw a pass. Incomplete.

Miami maneuvered to its 44, ran out of downs. Markowski's punt carried 27 yards to FSU's 30.

FSU moved well again but was stymied by a clipping penalty. Johns returned a Whitehead punt 16 yards to UM's 37.

Then Johns threw to Larry Wilson for 15, to Miller for 18 and Miami was at the Tribe's 30. A holding penalty discouraged the home team but Fernandez shot through on the draw play for 15, to the 29. On fourth down, Bob Swoszowski led Renegade tacklers in decking Ron Fritzsche for a 3-yard loss on the 25.

Pass Intercepted

Thirty-eight seconds before halftime Larry Digiammarino intercepted a Trancygier pass, wheeled to FSU's 47. A long pass failed. Miami was penalized 15 for holding. Romeo slapped Johns for a 3-yard loss. Time ticked out with UM back on its 43.

Up until now FSU had looked a somewhat superior football team. The Seminoles led in first downs, nine to five; in yards rushing, 94 to 32; in total offense, 153 to 94.

Miami couldn't negotiate enough yardage after taking the second-half kick. Markowski punted 44 yards to FSU's 29. Things were going nicely with FSU in business at its 45. Then Feely, needing five, threw a third-down pass. Halfback Yanda intercepted and had an open field in front of him for a 51-yard scoring run.

Dangel kicked the point for 10-0.

Feely got the seven points back in a hurry, with FSU striking off 72 yards in eight plays.

A 10-yard pass to Hillabrand, a 12-yard pass, again to Hillabrand, put the Tribe at Miami's 45. Feely then found Whitehead with a toss at the 32, two plays later hit Grimes at the 21.

Then Feely, almost caught, picked his way up the middle, evaded tackles and cut back on a payoff run.

Kestner added the point, narrowing things to 10-7 with 5:07 left in the third quarter.

It was Johns' turn to radiate.

The big quarterback sprinted with the kickoff up to the UM 32. He got 35 of the 68 yards on four runs in an impressive scoring march.

A 9-yard pass to Miller was a key starter. Johns got away for 10, then for 13 to FSU's 33. Yanda, on the draw, picked up six. A Johns throw to Nick Ryder got seven. Vollenweider ran for a first down on the 13. Johns, apparently trapped, slipped to the five on the last play of the quarter.

Johns Scores

Two plays later, Johns whipped for five yards off the right side for the TD. Dangel's PAT kick brought things to 17-7.

FSU had a chance moments later when Yanda fumbled and Ken Russom recovered for FSU at Miami's 27. Feely passed to Hillabrand for five, to Whitehead for seven and a first down on the 15. Whitehead dug for three but Feely lost a yard. A pass fell incomplete. On fourth down, Kestner attempted a field goal. Way wide, it was. About nine minutes remained.

Miami did a good job of killing time. Running plays carried up to FSU's 49. A penalty pushed the Hurricanes back to their 34. Eventually, Markowski kicked and FSU had the ball at its 33 with 2:40 to go.

Trancygier fumbled at the 39 and guard Jerry Reynolds recovered for Miami.

Fritzsche banged for seven, then Weaver entered the game for the first time, threw to Miller for a touchdown, the slippery end caught the perfect pass on the two.

The game ended with Roy Bickford quarterbacking, Feely playing lefthalf. Bickford didn't do badly, completed a trio of passes that had FSU at Miami's 32 on the last play.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
7
0
7
MIAMI
3
0
7
15
25

1st   0- 3  Opp, 42, field goal, 10:06
3rd   0-10  Opp, 51, interception return (kick), 9:36 
      7-10  Eddie Feely, 21, run (Ken Kestner, kick), 5:07 
4th   7-17  Opp, 5, run (kick), 14:21
      7-17  Ken Kestner, 30, field goal failed
      7-25  Opp, 32, pass (pass), 2:09 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 14 Rushes-yards 44-156 42-141 Passing 169 111 Att-Comp-Int 28-19-2 11-9-0 Total Yards 72-325 53-252 Punt Returns 0-0 2-28 Kickoff Returns 2-84 2-46 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-59 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 2-42.0 4-41.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1 Penalties-Yds 2-29 4-60 Attendance 37,984 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Eddie Feely 10- 47 Tom Hillabrand 6- 25 Bud Whitehead 9- 23 Ken Cone 5- 21 Carl Meyer 4- 20 Ed Trancygier 5- 13 John McConnaughhay 1- 5 Ed Parker 2- 4 Paul Andrews 1- 1 Ken Russom 1- -3 Receiving Bud Whitehead 6- 40 Fred Grimes 3- 34 Tom Hillabrand 3- 27 Ken Russom 2- 27 Tony Romeo 2- 15 Carl Meyer 1- 12 Eddie Feely 1- 9 Ken Cone 1- 5 Passing Eddie Feely 18-14-1-116 Roy Bickford 5- 3-0- 36 Ed Trancygier 5- 2-1- 17 Kickoff Return Bud Whitehead 3- 70 Ken Cone 1- 18 Ken Russom 1- 14 Punting Bud Whitehead 2- 84 |---------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 4 4 8 . . . . . . . . . Don Sellers 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Tony Romeo 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Gene McDowell 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Fred Grimes 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Jack Hardy 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Bud Whitehead 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Paul Andrews 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Bob Swoszowski 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Ken Cone 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Tom Slicker 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Tom Hillabrand 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Willie Whitehead 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Bruce Darsey 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Ken Russom 1 1 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ken Kestner 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . John McConnaughhay 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Roy Bickford 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Joe Verbinski 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Lamar Elton 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Marion Bronson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Steve Klesius 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . John Levings 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Ray Lamb . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Bill Lee . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

HOUSTON 7, FLORIDA STATE 6

11/12/1960, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 13, 1960, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

Recovering from a bad case of first-half fumblitis, University of Houston tripped up Florida State, 7-6 here Saturday afternoon.

The Cougars, who fumbled away the ball five times in the second quarter, went 52 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown that came on Don Session's 12-yard pass to Ken Bolin.

Florida State scored with less than three minutes remaining as Ed Trancygier directed a payoff march of 87 yards. The TD came on Trancygier's 20-yard pitch to end George Tillman.

Little High

The Seminoles elected to go for two points and the lead. Trancygier's shot to Carl Meyer in the end zone was a trifle too high.

Going into this last home game for the Seminoles, Trancygier had been billed for a role at lefthalf. He had moved in at the spot in Monday practice. But he saw only light duty at lefthalf.

The victory was Houston's fifth in the last six games, and its sixth of the year against three setbacks. FSU, which closes next week at Auburn, lost its fifth. The Seminoles have won three, tied one.

It was pretty much of an even game statistically, with FSU outgaining the Texans, 213 yards to 210. Houston had a 172-to-98 edge in rushing. FSU a 115-38 spread in passing.

Though Houston starters outweighed FSU 20 pounds per man, it was a pair of backs in the neighborhood of 160 that did most damage to FSU. Billy Richardson, 162-pound lefthalf, accounted for 33 of the 52 yards on Houston's TD drive - most of it on a 22-yard pass grab. And lefthalf Bolin, 162, caught the touchdown pass, led both teams in ground gaining with 50 yards to show in 10 efforts.

Flags Hurt

If fumbles were the bugaboo of Houston, penalties jinxed the Seminoles. The Tribe was penalized 57 yards, Houston no yards.

Both teams had their scoring chances.

FSU drove to Houston's 19 in the first quarter, to the 13 in the second - after recovering a fumble at the 23, and to the 28 in the third.

The Cougars moved to FSU's 25 in the second period, to the 39 in the third, to the 32 and 28 in the fourth.

A chilled crowd of 10,400 watched the seesaw maneuvering on an overcoat afternoon.

Houston won the toss, took the opening kickoff. Tony Romeo's slapping down of David Bradshaw for a 5-yard loss blunted the Cougar's initial effort.

Larry Lindsey's punt was a 44-yarder. A penalty erased a Seminole pass gain, and Whitehead's 39-yard punt was wheeled 13 yards, to the FSU 48, by Bradshaw.

Three plays later, Bud Whitehead came up with his first pass interception of the season. The Marianna senior was a national leader in aerial thefts last year.

Early Theft

Fred Grimes had personally stopped two Houston runs before Sessions skipped back for his first throw. It was deflected by the intended receiver, and Whitehead plucked it at the 30, returned to FSU's 41.

Whitehead dashed for six. Eddie Feely picked up two, then threw to Tom Hillabrand for a first down at Houston's 39. Whitehead got nine and Hillabrand a couple, to the 28. Feely struck off four and Whitehead moved to the 19.

Paul Andrews crashed to the 16 but the run was nullified and FSU set back to the 34 on a holding penalty. Then Bobby Hodges decked Feely for a loss of 11. Whitehead punted.

Houston marched from its 10 to FSU's 25. Chopping runs led the movement, with Lindsey's 13-yard pass to Gene Ritch the lone pass.

But at the 25, Bruce Darsey ripped through to hit Charles Rieves, forcing a fumble that Romeo pounced on at the 30.

Shortly, Whitehead kicked again. Bradshaw fumbled the ball - and again Romeo claimed one for the Seminoles.

Thus FSU had a shot from the Houston 23 with the second quarter still young.

But on fourth down at the 14, Andrews' plunge was about four inches short of a first down. Houston took over.

Lindsey's 31-yard sprint led to midfield.

But Ritch fumbled. Grimes grabbed it out of the air and turned goalward. Lindsey, on the ground, reached and caught him by the heel, bringing Grimes down at FSU's 49. Otherwise, Grimes would have been long gone.

Quick Change

Two plays later center John Semian intercepted an Ed Trancygier pitch, sailed to FSU's 31, where he fumbled when hit. Ken Kestner recovered for the Tribe.

Shortly, Whitehead punted. The bouncing ball hit Semian on the leg. Another fumble, it was. Larry Hood got the ball for FSU at the Houston 47.

Houston held for downs at its 42, however. The Cougars were desperately trying with passes as the half ended.

In a series of 23 second-half plays, including two FSU punts, Houston had lost the ball five times on fumbles. The Cougars, at this stage, led in first downs, 7 to 4; in total yardage, 74 to 50.

FSU got going after receiving the second-half kick, on a 44-yard drive that finally played out at Houston's 33.

Two Feely passes, to Andrews for nine and to Hillabrand for 17, spurred the push. Needing three on a third down at the 28, FSU got penalized for illegal procedure. A pass failed, and Whitehead's punt rolled into the end zone.

With Bolin and Rieves leading the charge, Houston ripped off 41 yards to FSU's 39. On third down, Grimes led tacklers in nailing Sessions for a 9-yard loss. A punt sailed into the end zone.

In A Hole

Backed to its 11 by a penalty, FSU couldn't get out of a hole. Whitehead punted to Houston's 48.

A 22-yard pass, Sessions to Richardson, quickly put Houston on FSU's 27. Three runs cut out a first down on the 14 as the Chiefs came back in to relieve the hard-pressed Renegades.

On the second play of the last quarter, Houston scored, Sessions passing 12 yards to Bolin. Eddie Mitchamore kicked the point for 7-0.

Whitehead almost slipped loose on the kick runback, but ran into teammate Jim Wade after a 30-yard runback to FSU's 38. Houston held and Bolin returned Whitehead's punt 22 yards to the Cougars' 37.

With Sessions getting away on a 19-yard sprint, Houston drove to FSU's 32. Passes failed there and Lindsey punted out on the 13.

Trancygier put quick life into FSU's attack. He hit Tillman with 16 and 15-yard passes that led to midfield. Then he whipped one to Jim Daniel for 11 more. Three runs brought a first down on the 29. Then Meyer caught a 19-yard throw at the 10. Happy Fick ripped to the five. FSU got penalized back to the 20 for holding.

Trancygier fired one into the end zone. Tillman turned, made a "breadbasket" catch for the TD.

Last Seconds

Ignoring the toe of Kestner, who had kicked 8-out-of-8 extra point attempts, FSU went for two. Trancygier's throw to Meyer in the end zone was a bit too high.

The clock showed 2:39 left.

FSU tried an onside kick but Houston's Bill Brown covered the ball at the 50. Runs of 12, five and two yards by Sessions carried Houston to the 28.

FSU took over with a few seconds left, had time for one futile pass before the whistle blew.

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

4th   0- 7  Opp, 12, pass (kick), 14:20
      6- 7  George Tillman, 20, pass from Ed Trancygier (Ed Trancygier, pass failed), 2:39 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 12 16 Rushes-yards 40- 98 50-172 Passing 118 38 Att-Comp-Int 20-10-1 9-5-1 Total Yards 60-216 59-210 Punt Returns 0-0 4-38 Kickoff Returns 2-54 1-19 Interception Ret. 1-13 1-26 Fumble Returns 5-0 0-0 Punts 7-33.0 4-31.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 8-5 Penalties-Yds 9-77 0-0 Attendance 10,400 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Bud Whitehead 9- 45 Eddie Feely 10- 18 Tom Hillabrand 5- 16 Happy Fick 7- 15 Ken Cone 2- 6 Carl Meyer 3- 3 Ed Parker 1- 3 Paul Andrews 1- 0 Ed Trancygier 2- -8 Receiving George Tillman 3- 51 Tom Hillabrand 3- 27 Carl Meyer 1- 19 Jim Daniel 1- 11 Paul Andrews 1- 7 Bud Whitehead 1- 3 Passing Ed Trancygier 9- 5-1- 81 Eddie Feely 11- 5-0- 37 Kickoff Return Bud Whitehead 2- 54 Punting Bud Whitehead 7- 231 |---------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- 13 . . . . . . Tony Romeo . . . . . . . . 2- 0 . . . Fred Grimes . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ken Kestner . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Larry Hood . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Bruce Darsey . . . . . . . . . 1 . .

AUBURN 57, FLORIDA STATE 21

11/19/1960, AUBURN, AL

From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 20, 1960, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

AUBURN, AL - Auburn's powerful football team struck for 26 last-quarter points and overwhelmed Florida State's sorely bruised fighters, 57-21, here Saturday afternoon.

The Seminoles, with many players injured going into their final game, had pulled within 31-21 early in that wild fourth quarter.

Then halfback Jimmy Burson tore loose on a 55-yard payoff run. In rapid order, Auburn recovered a fumble and intercepted two passes that led to three more touchdowns.

The 57 were the most points ever scored against a Florida State team, topping the number Mississippi Southern got in a 50-21 conquest in'52. And the total was the most racked by an Auburn team since '44.

Some Consolation

FSU had small consolation in the fact it scored the most points on an Auburn team since Georgia Tech managed 28 in '56.

Auburn got two fast first-quarter touchdowns, tacked on another early in the second period and led 21-0 before FSU got the ball inside Tiger territory. It was 21-7 at halftime.

The Tigers, who take an 8-1 record into next week's last game with Alabama, scored in succession on:

Auburn Scoring

(1) Bryant Harvard's 5-yard run after a 45-yard drive, (2) Bobby Hunt's 1-yard plunge on the heels of a 37-yard push, (3) Harvard's 17-yard pass to Don Machen following a fumble recovery at FSU's 19, (4) Ed Dyas' field goal from the 11 after a 55-yard drive, (5) Hunt's 23-yard pass to Bo Davis after a fumble recovery at the 23, (6) Burson's 55-yard jaunt, (7) Hunt's 21-yard pass to Don Downs following a fumble recovery at FSU's 21, (8) Larry Laster's 1-yard smash after a pass interception return to FSU's eight, (9) Joe Overton's 28-yard pass to Cary Senn following a pass interception.

Trancygier Scores

FSU scored on Trancygier's 1-yard plunge after a 59-yard drive, on a 51-yard pass play from Trancygier to Bud Whitehead, and on Tom Hillabrand's 86-yard run with an intercepted pass.

Auburn ran up 463 yards of total offense versus FSU's 148. The Tigers threw 23 passes, completed 13 for 212 yards. FSU hit on eight of 21 throws for 100 yards.

Trancygier quarterbacked FSU's upset bid virtually all the way, with fellow quarterback Ed Feely playing much of the time at a halfback spot.

FSU played without the services of center Jack Hardy, defensive back Ken Russom, and righthalf Carl Meyer. Russom missed the game because of a death in his family. Several other Seminoles played with minor injuries.

Dyas Is Injured

Dyas, Auburn's All-America fullback, received a head injury in the last quarter when Hillabrand knocked him into a sideline bench. The injury apparently stirred up the Tigers. Dyas gained 58 yards in 13 carries, preserved his record of kicking a field goal in every game this season.

Trainer Kenny Howard said after viewing X-rays that Dyas has a facial fracture and will miss the Alabama game. Howard thinks he may be able to kick in that game, however.

Florida States start was inauspicious, after the Seminoles won the toss and chose to receive. Three plays lost five yards, and Whitehead's punt was a 31-yarder, up to FSU's 45.

In eight plays Auburn scored. Harvard's 15-yard pass to Joe Leichman, his 8-yarder to Dyas led to the 15.

Harvard Scores

On 4th-and-3 at the five, Auburn shrugged off a field-goal try and went for six. As Dyas faked brightly up the middle, Harvard went to his right and skipped into the end zone untouched.

Soon Auburn led 14-0.

FSU's second offensive venture resulted in another loss of five yards. Whitehead's 40-yard punt was wheeled back 25 yards to FSU's 37 by Bobby Hunt.

Hunt passed to Bobby Lee for nine. Lee then ran for 10, to the 18. Hunt, back to pass, couldn't find a man a picked his way up the middle for 17. On the next play, he crashed over from the one.

FSU's next series lost six yards. And Auburn was in position again after Whitehead punted 30 yards to the Tribe's 43.

Penalty Hurts

A holding penalty nullified gains to the 35. Tom Hillabrand made a diving interception of Hunt's pass at the 20.

Three FSU plays lost three and Whitehead kicked 36 yards to Auburn's 47 early in the second quarter. It was the first time a series of downs started inside Auburn territory.

Passes failed for the Tigers. But a punt bounced off FSU's Ken Cone and Wayne Frazier recovered for Auburn at the Seminoles' 19.

Two plays later Harvard passed 17 yards to Don Machen for a third touchdown.

Eddie Feely raced 21 yards with the kickoff to FSU's 40, was stopped when he ran into teammate Don Sellers. Feely passed to Whitehead for five, to Tony Romeo for 10 and FSU was in Auburn territory at last, on the 45.

But the penetration was halted at the 40. Whitehead punted out on the 11.

Two 15-yard penalties helped contain the Tigers. Joe Dolan punted 46 yards and FSU started from its 41.

Trancygier Sparkles

Happy Fick cut wide for eight yards. Jack Forehand picked up two and Fick cracked to Auburn's 44. After Auburn lost five on an offsides, Trancygier passed to Cone for 15, at the 25.

Two plays later Trancygier, pulling away from tacklers on a strong and determined run, picked up 10 to the 14.

After Fick got three Trancygier pulled off another twisting scamper for eight, to the three. Trancygier carried twice more, scored from the one with 1:06 left in the half.

On the last play of the quarter, Auburn almost wrought a long payoff. Harvard passed to Bo Davis who lateralled back to Harvard. It was a 34-yard gain that FSU finally stopped just inside its own territory.

With its 21-7 halftime lead, Auburn had a big statistical edge, too. The Tigers had amassed 180 yards to the Seminoles' 60. FSU had hit on five of eight passes, Auburn on six of 12.

Auburn chose to kick off to start the third quarter. The strategy paid.

FSU couldn't move. Whitehead's punt was short and Auburn started at its 45.

FSU Holds

Four runs carried to FSU's 45. Harvard's 14-yard pass to Dave Edwards, followed by Dyas' 15-yard run brought a first down on the 15. Two plays, and Auburn was at the five. FSU's line called a halt, however. On fourth down with the ball at the four, Dyas kicked a field goal from the 11.

The Tigers got another quick opportunity when Feely, operating from a halfback post, fumbled and Winkie Giddens recovered for Auburn at FSU's 23.

Hunt faded, shot a short pass to Davis near the sideline. Davis wheeled, ran the other way - all the way. It was 31-7 with much time left.

In the last seconds of the quarter, Bruce Darsey intercepted a Hunt pass to present FSU with a chance at the Tigers' 43.

Paul Andrews got four and Hillabrand five. Trancygier sneaked for a first down at the 32. But FSU was soon penalized 15 for clipping and Trancygier lost six, back to the Seminoles' 49.

Trancygier shot a screen pass to Whitehead, who cut back and sprinted down the sidelines for a touchdown. It was a 51-yard play. Trancygier passed to Hillabrand for two points and FSU trailed 31-15 with a little over 13 minutes remaining.

Auburn marched 46 yards to FSU's 21.

Then Hillabrand picked off a pass thrown by quarterback Joe Overton, raced down the sidelines 86 yards for a touchdown. Trancygier's passing try for two points failed. It was 31-21 with 8:30 to go.

Burson Sprints

A minute and a half later, Burson broke through the line, outsprinted several FSU defenders, and scored on a 55-yard play.

Hillabrand fumbled the kickoff return when Lee hit him hard and Foret recovered for Auburn at FSU's 21. Hunt passed 21 yards to Don Downs for the TD. Auburn's lead was 44-21 with 5:40 left.

Things were getting out of hand.

Backed near his goal, Trancygier passed. Hunt intercepted and Auburn had the ball at FSU's eight.

On fourth down, Larry Laster scored from the one.

Overton intercepted a Trancygier pass, ran it back 31 yards to the 13. Auburn was penalized 15 but Overton threw a 28-yard pass to Cary Senn in the end zone.

That was it.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
0
14
21
AUBURN
14
7
10
26
57

1st   0- 7  Opp, 5, run (kick), 9:29 
      0-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 4:11 
2nd   0-21  Opp, 17, pass (kick), 11:40
      7-21  Ed Trancygier, 1, run (Ken Kestner, kick), 1:06 
3rd   7-24  Opp, 21, field goal, 7:42 
      7-31  Opp, 23, pass (kick), 6:30 
4th  15-31  Bud Whitehead, 51, pass from Ed Trancygier (Tom Hillabrand, pass from Ed Trancygier), 13:36
     21-31  Tom Hillabrand, 86, interception return (Ed Trancygier, pass failed), 9:17 
     21-38  Opp, 55, run (kick), 7:00 
     21-44  Opp, 21, pass (kick failed), 5:40 
     21-51  Opp, 1, run (kick), 3:07 
     21-57  Opp, 28, pass (kick failed), 1:38 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 8 21 Rushes-yards 32- 48 48-251 Passing 100 212 Att-Comp-Int 21-8-2 23-13-3 Total Yards 53-148 71-463 Punt Returns 1-5 2-29 Kickoff Returns 9-136 3-53 Interception Ret. 3-95 2-37 Fumble Returns 0-0 3-0 Punts 7-31.7 2-41.0 Fumbles-Lost 4-3 2-0 Penalties-Yds 4-30 9-85 Attendance 20,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Bud Whitehead 4- 16 Tom Hillabrand 5- 15 Ed Trancygier 8- 13 Happy Fick 7- 9 Paul Andrews 1- 4 Jack Forehand 1- 2 Willie Whitehead 0- 0 Eddie Feely 5- -11 Receiving Bud Whitehead 3- 63 Tom Hillabrand 2- 16 Ken Cone 1- 16 Tony Romeo 1- 10 Happy Fick 1- -5 Passing Ed Trancygier 16- 5-2- 80 Eddie Feely 5- 3-0- 20 Punt Return Happy Fick 1- 5 Kickoff Return Bud Whitehead 2- 46 Eddie Feely 2- 33 Paul Andrews 1- 18 Ken Cone 1- 11 Tom Hillabrand 1- 10 Ed Trancygier 1- 10 Ed Parker 1- 8 Punting Bud Whitehead 7- 222 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tom Hillabrand . . . . . 2- 86 . . . . . . Bruce Darsey . . . . . 1- 9 . . . . . .