Florida State Football - 1961 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1961 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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1961 FSU Football Handbook

Eddie Feely (14), Fred Grimes (85), Marion Bronson (76)

1961 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 1961 FSU Football Handbook, page 25.

Max Andrews, 6-2, 190, T, Dothan, AL

Wade Botts, 5-10, 180, FB, Banks, AL

Larry Brinkley, 6-0, 175, HB, Willoughby, OH

Jerry Bruner, 5-10, 220, G, Evansville, IN - This former Indiana All-Stater has good promise...a heavyweight wrestler in high school...Jerry has strength but need to learn more through game experience.

Charlie Calhoun, 5-10, 163, QB, Tallahassee

Buck Carlton, 5-9, 192, FB, Miami

Orrin Cope, 6-1, 220, C, Pompano Beach

Bill Daly, 6-1, 205, G, Jacksonville

Bill "Red" Dawson, 6-3, 198, E, Valdosta, GA

Don Floyd, 6-1, 180, HB, Madison

Tony Franjesh, 6-0, 180, E, Akron, OH

Cliff Gunter, 6-3, 185, E, Dothan, AL - A key performer on FSU's undefeated freshman team last year...Gunter is untested in varsity competition but shows good defensive promise...has good range and will get early opportunity to play.

Ron Hammond, 6-2, 195, G, Ironton, OH

Tom Haney, 6-1, 170, HB, Panama City

John Harllee, 6-1, 200, HB-K, Palmetto

Keith Kinderman, 6-0, 195, HB, Chicago, IL

Jeff Klores, 6-0, 208, G, Miami

Bill Logay, 6-1, 195, E, Miami

Y.C. McNease, 6-0, 210, E, Leland, MS - The "pappy" of the squad...he got late college start after service duty...this junior college grad will be counted on heavily as a defensive end...showed in spring practice that he is big, strong, and willing.

Doug Messer, 6-0, 182, HB, LaGrange, GA

Dick Raduenzel, 6-2, 175, HB, Highland, IN

Marv Riggs, 6-1, 185, E, Panama City - A frequent starter as a yearling...Riggs shows talent as a possible fine receiver for future...the most valuable player on his Bay County High team in 1959...this math major will improve with hard work.

Gene Roberts, 6-1, 205, FB, High Springs - A fearless runner who has the size...Gene also has the potential to become what many people believe will be one of the best fullbacks in Seminole history...as a soph, he will have major offensive responsibilites in helping make FSU's flexible T offense go.

Marion Roberts, 6-0, 185, FB, Ocilla, GA - This wiry Georgian, no relation to Gene, is a fierce competitor who impressed coaches during spring with gutty determination despite injuries...he's already one of the team's best blockers and could become a dependable runner.

Chuck Robinson, 5-11, 210, C, East Palestine, OH - A strting guard as a freshman...Robinson is a hard-nose type who gives 100 percent on every play...needs experience but proved potential with standout spring showing.

Joe Rodgers, 6-2, 192, C, Birmingham, AL

Dave Snyder, 5-10, 170, HB, Jacksonville

Hank Sytsma, 6-3, 187, E, Sarasota

Ken Thompson, 5-11, 225, T, Palatka

John Wachtel, 6-0, 188, E, Massillon, OH - One of a number of first-year flankmen...Wachtel has potential to develop into one of the finest ends in FSU history...a freshman starter...he progressed rapidly in spring...needs game experience.

Richie Weber, 5-8, 160, HB, Miami - One of the team's smallest backs...Richie is the swiftest...named the most valuable freshman player last year, when he led the Baby Seminoles in rushing (6.4 average) and scoring (36 points)...Weber is a breakaway type that needs very little daylight to slip through.


1961 Roster - By Name

From the 1961 FSU Football Handbook, page 22.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  76 Max Andrews           T       6-2   190  So        Dothan, AL (Rehobeth)
* 42 Paul Andrews          FB      5-9   185  Sr   **   Greenville (Greenville)
* 15 Roy Bickford          QB      6-0   178  Sr   **   Miami (Archbishop Curley)
* 79 Mike Blazovich        T       6-0   220  Jr   *    Utica, NY (Bishop McDevitt)
  43 Wade Botts            FB      5-10  180  So        Banks, AL (Pike County)
* 21 Larry Brinkley        HB      6-0   175  So        Willoughby, OH (South)
* 67 Jerry Bruner          G       5-10  220  So        Evansville, IN (North)
* 11 Charlie Calhoun       QB      5-10  163  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
  40 Buck Carlton          FB      5-9   192  So        Miami (Miami)
  54 Orrin Cope            C       6-1   220  So        Pompano Beach (Pompano Beach)
* 68 Bill Daly             G       6-1   205  So        Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 86 Jim Daniel            E       6-4   185  Sr-R **   Atlanta, GA (Fulton)
* 50 Bruce Darsey          C       5-11  208  Jr   *    Largo (Largo)
  83 Bill "Red" Dawson     E       6-3   198  So        Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
* 66 Frank DeFrancesco     G       5-11  203  Sr   *    Miami (North Miami)
* 75 Don Donatelli         T       6-2   233  Sr   **   Pittsburgh, PA (North Catholic)
* 14 Eddie Feely           QB      5-7   159  Jr   *    Gainesville (Gainesville)
  13 Happy Fick            HB      5-9   173  Jr   *    Miami (Edison)
  28 Don Floyd             HB      6-1   180  So        Madison (Madison County)
* 23 Jack Forehand         HB      5-9   172  Sr        Enterprise, AL (Enterprise)
  89 Tony Franjesh         E       6-0   180  So        Akron, OH (Saint Vincent DePaul)
* 85 Fred Grimes           E       6-2   186  Sr   **   Hialeah (Hialeah)
* 88 Cliff Gunter          E       6-3   185  So        Dothan, AL (Dothan)
  62 Ron Hammond           G       6-2   195  So        Ironton, OH (Ironton)
  27 Tom Haney             HB      6-1   170  So        Panama City (Bay)
* 12 John Harllee          HB-K    6-1   200  So        Palmetto (Palmetto)
* 60 Ferrell Henry         G       6-1   192  So-R      Colquitt, GA (Miller County)
* 29 Tom Hillabrand        HB      6-0   169  Jr   *    Perrysburg, OH (Perrysburg)
* 51 Larry Hood            C       6-0   194  Sr        Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 26 Keith Kinderman       HB      6-0   195  Jr        Chicago, IL (Crystal Lake/Gulf Coast JC)
* 73 Steve Klesius         T       6-1   220  Sr   **   Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 61 Jeff Klores           G       6-0   208  So        Miami (North Miami)
* 65 John Levings          G       5-11  211  Jr   *    Fort Worth, TX (Tremble Tech)
  82 Bill Logay            E       6-1   195  So        Miami (Southwest)
* 43 John McConnaughhay    FB      6-0   186  Jr   *    Ocala (Ocala)
* 63 Gene McDowell         G       5-11  184  Jr   *    Waycross, GA (Waycross)
* 87 Y.C. McNease          E       6-0   210  Jr        Leland, MS (Leland)
* 40 Doug Messer           HB      6-0   182  So        LaGrange, GA (LaGrange)
  26 Dick Raduenzel        HB      6-2   175  So        Highland, IN (Highland)
  83 Marv Riggs            E       6-1   185  So        Panama City (Bay)
* 41 Gene Roberts          FB      6-1   205  So        High Springs (Santa Fe)
* 44 Marion Roberts        FB      6-0   185  So        Ocilla, GA (Irwin County)
* 52 Chuck Robinson        C       5-11  210  So        East Palestine, OH (East Palestine)
  53 Joe Rodgers           C       6-2   192  So        Birmingham, AL (John Carroll)
* 22 Ken Russom            HB      6-0   170  Jr   *    Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 64 Jim Sims              G       6-0   195  Jr   *    LaGrange, GA (LaGrange)
* 70 Tom Slicker           T       6-2   216  Jr   *    Massillon, OH (Massillon)
* 20 Dave Snyder           HB      5-10  170  So        Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
  84 Hank Sytsma           E       6-3   187  So        Sarasota (Sarasota)
  77 Ken Thompson          T       5-11  225  So        Palatka (Palatka)
  81 Bill Tinsley          E       5-10  184  So-R      Green Cove Springs (Clay)
* 10 Ed Trancygier         QB      6-0   207  Jr   *    Wyandotte, MI (Mount Carmel/Iowa)
* 74 Bill Tyre             T       6-2   206  Jr-R      Sanford (Seminole)
* 78 Joe Verbinski         T       6-2   207  Sr   **   Willow Grove, PA (Upper Moreland)
* 80 John Wachtel          E       6-0   188  So        Massillon, OH (Central)
  69 Jim Wade              G       5-10  193  Jr        Atlanta, GA (Grady)
  25 Richie Weber          HB      5-8   160  So        Miami (Southwest)
  24 Buddy Yarbrough       HB      6-2   185  So-R      Arcadia (DeSoto)

1961 Roster - By Number

From the 1961 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  Jr   *    Wyandotte, MI (Mount Carmel/Iowa)
* 11 Charlie Calhoun       QB      5-10  163  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
* 12 John Harllee          HB-K    6-1   200  So        Palmetto (Palmetto)
  13 Happy Fick            HB      5-9   173  Jr   *    Miami (Edison)
* 14 Eddie Feely           QB      5-7   159  Jr   *    Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 15 Roy Bickford          QB      6-0   178  Sr   **   Miami (Archbishop Curley)
* 20 Dave Snyder           HB      5-10  170  So        Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
* 21 Larry Brinkley        HB      6-0   175  So        Willoughby, OH (South)
* 22 Ken Russom            HB      6-0   170  Jr   *    Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 23 Jack Forehand         HB      5-9   172  Sr        Enterprise, AL (Enterprise)
  24 Buddy Yarbrough       HB      6-2   185  So-R      Arcadia (DeSoto)
  25 Richie Weber          HB      5-8   160  So        Miami (Southwest)
* 26 Keith Kinderman       HB      6-0   195  Jr        Chicago, IL (Crystal Lake/Gulf Coast JC)
  26 Dick Raduenzel        HB      6-2   175  So        Highland, IN (Highland)
  27 Tom Haney             HB      6-1   170  So        Panama City (Bay)
  28 Don Floyd             HB      6-1   180  So        Madison (Madison County)
* 29 Tom Hillabrand        HB      6-0   169  Jr   *    Perrysburg, OH (Perrysburg)
  40 Buck Carlton          FB      5-9   192  So        Miami (Miami)
* 40 Doug Messer           HB      6-0   182  So        LaGrange, GA (LaGrange)
* 41 Gene Roberts          FB      6-1   205  So        High Springs (Santa Fe)
* 42 Paul Andrews          FB      5-9   185  Sr   **   Greenville (Greenville)
  43 Wade Botts            FB      5-10  180  So        Banks, AL (Pike County)
* 43 John McConnaughhay    FB      6-0   186  Jr   *    Ocala (Ocala)
* 44 Marion Roberts        FB      6-0   185  So        Ocilla, GA (Irwin County)
* 50 Bruce Darsey          C       5-11  208  Jr   *    Largo (Largo)
* 51 Larry Hood            C       6-0   194  Sr        Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 52 Chuck Robinson        C       5-11  210  So        East Palestine, OH (East Palestine)
  53 Joe Rodgers           C       6-2   192  So        Birmingham, AL (John Carroll)
  54 Orrin Cope            C       6-1   220  So        Pompano Beach (Pompano Beach)
* 60 Ferrell Henry         G       6-1   192  So-R      Colquitt, GA (Miller County)
* 61 Jeff Klores           G       6-0   208  So        Miami (North Miami)
  62 Ron Hammond           G       6-2   195  So        Ironton, OH (Ironton)
* 63 Gene McDowell         G       5-11  184  Jr   *    Waycross, GA (Waycross)
* 64 Jim Sims              G       6-0   195  Jr   *    LaGrange, GA (LaGrange)
* 65 John Levings          G       5-11  211  Jr   *    Fort Worth, TX (Tremble Tech)
* 66 Frank DeFrancesco     G       5-11  203  Sr   *    Miami (North Miami)
* 67 Jerry Bruner          G       5-10  220  So        Evansville, IN (North)
* 68 Bill Daly             G       6-1   205  So        Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
  69 Jim Wade              G       5-10  193  Jr        Atlanta, GA (Grady)
* 70 Tom Slicker           T       6-2   216  Jr   *    Massillon, OH (Massillon)
* 73 Steve Klesius         T       6-1   220  Sr   **   Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 74 Bill Tyre             T       6-2   206  Jr-R      Sanford (Seminole)
* 75 Don Donatelli         T       6-2   233  Sr   **   Pittsburgh, PA (North Catholic)
  76 Max Andrews           T       6-2   190  So        Dothan, AL (Rehobeth)
  77 Ken Thompson          T       5-11  225  So        Palatka (Palatka)
* 78 Joe Verbinski         T       6-2   207  Sr   **   Willow Grove, PA (Upper Moreland)
* 79 Mike Blazovich        T       6-0   220  Jr   *    Utica, NY (Bishop McDevitt)
* 80 John Wachtel          E       6-0   188  So        Massillon, OH (Central)
  81 Bill Tinsley          E       5-10  184  So-R      Green Cove Springs (Clay)
  82 Bill Logay            E       6-1   195  So        Miami (Southwest)
  83 Bill "Red" Dawson     E       6-3   198  So        Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
  83 Marv Riggs            E       6-1   185  So        Panama City (Bay)
  84 Hank Sytsma           E       6-3   187  So        Sarasota (Sarasota)
* 85 Fred Grimes           E       6-2   186  Sr   **   Hialeah (Hialeah)
* 86 Jim Daniel            E       6-4   185  Sr-R **   Atlanta, GA (Fulton)
* 87 Y.C. McNease          E       6-0   210  Jr        Leland, MS (Leland)
* 88 Cliff Gunter          E       6-3   185  So        Dothan, AL (Dothan)
  89 Tony Franjesh         E       6-0   180  So        Akron, OH (Saint Vincent DePaul)
Underclassmen letters are listed on page 24 of the 1962 FSU Football Handbook.
Senior letters are listed on page 234 of the 2002 FSU Football Media Guide.
On October 29, Halfback Richie Weber dropped out of school for personal reasons.

On October 30, Keith Kinderman was dropped from the squad for breaking training rules.

On December 14, Ed Trancygier passed up his final season of football eligibility by signing with the Toronto Argonauts.

1961 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bill Kimber              86      WR                 Boston Patriots
Bobby Renn               10      RB-KR              New York Titans
Tony Romeo               80      TE                 Dallas Texans
Bud Whitehead            47      DB                 San Diego Chargers

Noles in the Pros -  4

1961 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
REC
09/16
Ref
H
GEORGE WASHINGTON
W 15- 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-6
09/30
Ref
A
FLORIDA
T 3- 3
 
 
17
 
 
 
4-5-1
10/07
Ref
A
MISSISSIPPI
L 0-33
 
 
2
2
5
5
9-2
10/14
Ref
H
GEORGIA
W 3- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-7
10/21
Ref
H
RICHMOND
W 13- 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
5-5
10/28
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
L 7-10
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-5
11/04
Ref
A
KENTUCKY
L 0-20
 
 
 
 
 
 
5-5
11/11
Ref
H
CITADEL
W 44- 8
 
 
 
 
 
 
7-3
11/18
Ref
H
MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN
L 0-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
8-2
11/25
Ref
A
HOUSTON
L 8-28
 
 
 
 
 
 
5-4-1
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    4- 5-1   4-1     0-4-1   0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   0- 1-1   0-0     0-1-1   0-0


1961 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Keith Kinderman 10/21/1961 RICHMOND 22 142 6.45 1 Keith Kinderman 10/14/1961 GEORGIA 22 101 4.59 0

1961 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

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

1961 - 300 Yard Passing Club

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

1961 EOY Stats

From the 1962 FSU Football Handbook, page 53. Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 93 128 Points Per Game............. 9.3 12.8 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 12 18 TDs Rushing................. 7 10 TDs Passing................. 4 6 TDs Fumble Return........... 0 0 TDs Punt Return............. 0 1 TDs Interception............ 1 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 1 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 7-12 13-18 Kick........................ 5- 9 12-16 Pass........................ 2- 2 1- 2 Run......................... 0- 1 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 4- 8 2- 5 SAFETY........................ 0 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 124 150 Rushing..................... 75 84 Passing..................... 36 60 Penalty..................... 13 6 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1484 1526 Yards gained rushing........ 1695 1526 Yards lost rushing.......... 211 Rushing Attempts............ 454 424 Average Per Rush............ 3.3 3.6 Average Per Game............ 148.4 152.6 PASSING YARDAGE............... 672 1132 Att-Comp-Int................ 140- 69- 9 178- 89-12 Efficiency.................. 86.18 101.06 Average Per Pass............ 4.8 6.4 Average Per Catch........... 9.7 12.7 Average Per Game............ 67.2 113.2 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 2156 2658 Total Plays................. 594 602 Average Per Play............ 3.6 4.4 Average Per Game............ 215.6 265.8 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 28- 546 - Average Per Return.......... 19.5 0.0 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 16-138 - Average Per Return.......... 8.6 0.0 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 19-10 29-14 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 49- 467 66- 663 Average Per Game............ 46.7 66.3 PUNTS-YARDS................... 59-2051 47-1554 Average Per Punt............ 34.8 33.1 Net punt average............ 34.8 30.1 ATTENDANCE.................... 87,300 105,500 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 5-17,460 5-21,100
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
32
16
9
36
93
Opponents
23
31
55
19
128
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Keith Kinderman      6   81  393    8   385   4.8   1        64.2
Gene Roberts             69  253    0   253   3.7   0     
Eddie Feely              98  372  121   251   2.6   3     
Marion Roberts           49  160    1   159   3.2   1     
Paul Andrews             40  149    0   149   3.7   2     
Jack Forehand            25  114    1   113   4.5   0     
Tom Hillabrand           21   55    1    54   2.6   0     
Dave Snyder              15   43    2    41   2.7   0     
Ken Russom                8   39    0    39   4.9   0     
Larry Brinkley            8   31    0    31   3.9   0     
Buddy Yarbrough           2   18    0    18   9.0   0     
Richie Weber             10   20    3    17   1.7   0     
Doug Messer               4   10    0    10   2.5   0     
Charlie Calhoun           3    5   11    -6  -2.0   0     
Ed Trancygier            21   33   63   -30  -1.4   0     

Total.........      10  454 1695  211  1484   3.3   7       148.4
Opponents.....      10  424 1526       1526   3.6  10       152.6


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Eddie Feely             114.17  83- 48- 3   .578  471   4     
Ed Trancygier            46.08  54- 20- 6   .370  201   0     
Keith Kinderman      6   50.00   2-  1- 0   .500    0   0         0.0
Charlie Calhoun           0.00   1-  0- 0   .000    0   0     

Total.........      10   86.18 140- 69- 9   .493  672   4        67.2
Opponents.....      10  101.06 178- 89-12   .500 1132   6       113.2


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Jim Daniel              10   113  11.3   0     
John McConnaughhay       9   102  11.3   1     
Marion Roberts           8    87  10.9   1     
Ken Russom               8    76   9.5   0     
Tom Hillabrand          10    66   6.6   0     
Keith Kinderman      6   7    65   9.3   0        10.8
Jack Forehand            6    60  10.0   1     
Paul Andrews             3    31  10.3   0     
Cliff Gunter             1    18  18.0   0     
Buddy Yarbrough          2    16   8.0   0     
Gene Roberts             2    12   6.0   1     
Doug Messer              1    11  11.0   0     
Larry Brinkley           1    10  10.0   0     
John Wachtel             1     5   5.0   0     

Total.........      10  69   672   9.7   4        67.2
Opponents.....      10  89  1132  12.7   6       113.2


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Ken Russom            5   43   8.6  0     
Roy Bickford          3   41  13.7  0     
Tom Hillabrand        2   15   7.5  0     
Keith Kinderman       2   11   5.5  0     
Charlie Calhoun       1   11  11.0  0     
Jack Forehand         1   10  10.0  0     
Eddie Feely           1    7   7.0  0     
Dave Snyder           1    0   0.0  0     

Total.........       16  138   8.6  0     
Opponent......                      1     


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Ken Russom            4   23   5.8  1     
Roy Bickford          3   40  13.3  0     
Gene McDowell         2    7   3.5  0     
Tom Hillabrand        1   10  10.0  0     
Chuck Robinson        1    0   0.0  0     
John Wachtel          1    0   0.0  0     

Total.........                      1     
Opponent......                      0     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Gene Roberts          7   141 20.1  0     
Eddie Feely           6   131 21.8  0     
Jack Forehand         3    67 22.3  0     
Keith Kinderman       4    49 12.3  0     
Paul Andrews          2    47 23.5  0     
Ed Trancygier         1    29 29.0  0     
Larry Brinkley        1    22 22.0  0     
Dave Snyder           1    21 21.0  0     
Buddy Yarbrough       1    16 16.0  0     
Tom Hillabrand        1    12 12.0  0     
John McConnaughhay    1    11 11.0  0     

Total.........       28   546 19.5  0     
Opponent......                      1     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Chuck Robinson        2    0   0.0  0   .    2
Fred Grimes           1    0   0.0  0   .    2
John McConnaughhay    1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Steve Klesius         1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Jim Daniel            1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Roy Bickford          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Don Donatelli         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Joe Verbinski         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
John Levings          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Gene McDowell         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Jim Wade              1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Buddy Yarbrough       1    0   0.0  0   .    0
John Wachtel          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Dave Snyder           0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       14        0.0  0        7
Opponent......       10        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Eddie Feely           3   0-0     0-0    0-1   0   0-0   0   0    18
Paul Andrews          2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Marion Roberts        2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
John Harllee          0   2-4     3-4    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     9
Ken Russom            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0     8
Doug Messer           0   2-4     2-5    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     8
Jack Forehand         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
John McConnaughhay    1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Keith Kinderman       1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Gene Roberts          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Tom Hillabrand        0   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0     2
Ed Trancygier         0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   2-2   0   0     0
====================================================================
FSU                  12   4-8     5-9    0-1   2   2-2   0   0    93
Opponent             18   2-6    12-16   0-0   1   1-2   0   0   128
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Eddie Feely
3
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
Paul Andrews
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Marion Roberts
1
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ken Russom
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Jack Forehand
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
John McConnaughhay
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Keith Kinderman
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Gene Roberts
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
7
4
4
1
.
.
.
.
.
Opponents
10
6
6
.
.
1
1
.
.
R = Rushing
C = Catch
P = Pass
I = Interception
FR = Fumble Recovery/Return
PR = Punt Return/Blocked Punt
KR = Kickoff Return
L = Lateral
FK = Free Kick Return


TOTAL OFFENSE        G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G
--------------------------------------------------
Eddie Feely             181   251  471   722
Keith Kinderman      6   83   385    0   385  64.2
Gene Roberts             69   253    0   253
Ed Trancygier            75   -30  201   171
Marion Roberts           49   159    0   159
Paul Andrews             40   149    0   149
Jack Forehand            25   113    0   113
Tom Hillabrand           21    54    0    54
Dave Snyder              15    41    0    41
Ken Russom                8    39    0    39
Larry Brinkley            8    31    0    31
Buddy Yarbrough           2    18    0    18
Richie Weber             10    17    0    17
Doug Messer               4    10    0    10
Charlie Calhoun           4    -6    0    -6

Total.........      10  594  1484  672  2156 215.6
Opponent......      10  602  1526 1132  2658 265.8


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
John Harllee          2- 4  .500  0- 0  1- 1  1- 1  0- 1  0- 1 30
Doug Messer           2- 4  .500  0- 0  1- 3  1- 1  0- 0  0- 0 31
FG SEQUENCE John Harllee Doug Messer
GEORGE WASHINGTON
None
26, (31)
FLORIDA
(29), 50
None
MISSISSIPPI
None
None
GEORGIA
None
(25)
RICHMOND
None
27
VIRGINIA TECH
None
None
KENTUCKY
None
None
CITADEL
(30)
None
MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN
44
None
HOUSTON
None
None
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Charlie Calhoun     58 2016  34.8                     
Buddy Yarbrough      1   36  36.0                     

Total.........      59 2051  34.8                     
Opponent......      47 1554  33.1                     


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Keith Kinderman      6  385    65   11   49    0    0  510  85.0
Gene Roberts            253    12    0  141    0    0  406
Eddie Feely             251     0    7  131    0    0  389
Jack Forehand           113    60   10   67    0    0  250
Marion Roberts          159    87    0    0    0    0  246
Paul Andrews            149    31    0   47    0    0  227
Ken Russom               39    76   43    0   23    0  181
Tom Hillabrand           54    66   15   12   10    0  157
John McConnaughhay        0   102    0   11    0    0  113
Jim Daniel                0   113    0    0    0    0  113
Roy Bickford              0     0   41    0   40    0   81
Larry Brinkley           31    10    0   22    0    0   63
Dave Snyder              41     0    0   21    0    0   62
Buddy Yarbrough          18    16    0   16    0    0   50
Doug Messer              10    11    0    0    0    0   21
Cliff Gunter              0    18    0    0    0    0   18
Richie Weber             17     0    0    0    0    0   17
Gene McDowell             0     0    0    0    7    0    7
Charlie Calhoun          -6     0   11    0    0    0    5
John Wachtel              0     5    0    0    0    0    5
Ed Trancygier           -30     0    0   29    0    0   -1

Total.........      10 1484   672  138  546    0    0 2840 284.0
Opponent......      10 1526  1132    0    0    0    0 2658 265.8


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Roy Bickford             71   37   108      .            .          3- 40   .    .   1-  0   .   1   .
Gene McDowell            73   24    97      .            .          2-  7   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Dave Snyder              55   27    82      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Chuck Robinson           50   21    71      .            .          1-  0   .    .   2-  0   2   .   .
Steve Klesius            30   23    53      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Fred Grimes              40   11    51      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   2   .   .
Ken Russom               36   10    46      .            .          4- 23   .    .    .      .   .   .
John Wachtel             19   21    40      .            .          1-  0   .    .   1-  0   .   1   .
Frank DeFrancesco        30    6    36      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tom Hillabrand           21   11    32      .            .          1- 10   .    .    .      .   .   .
Larry Brinkley           13   11    24      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ferrell Henry            14    7    21      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Don Donatelli             9   11    20      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Jim Daniel               11    8    19      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
John McConnaughhay       12    5    17      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   1   1   .
Y.C. McNease             11    6    17      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bruce Darsey             11    4    15      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tom Slicker               7    7    14      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Levings              8    4    12      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Jim Sims                  7    5    12      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Tyre                 7    5    12      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Charlie Calhoun           6    4    10      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Joe Verbinski             4    5     9      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Happy Fick                6    3     9      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Daly                 5    3     8      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   1   .
Cliff Gunter              7    1     8      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Marion Roberts            4    4     8      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Buddy Yarbrough           5    2     7      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Jeff Klores               6    .     6      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jerry Bruner              4    2     6      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jack Forehand             2    4     6      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Gene Roberts              3    1     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Max Andrews               2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jim Wade                  1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
John Harllee              1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Larry Hood                1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ed Trancygier             1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  GWU     UF      UMs     UGA     UR      VT      UK      CIT     USM     UH      
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
76  Max Andrews                   0- 0                                                                           
42  Paul Andrews                 10- 2  xx      xx      O & D   O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
15  Roy Bickford                 10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
79  Mike Blazovich                8- 3  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              O & D   O & D           O & D
43  Wade Botts                    0- 0                                                                           
21  Larry Brinkley                8- 1                  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O & D
67  Jerry Bruner                  8- 4  xx      xx      xx      xx              O & D           O & D   O & D   O & D
11  Charlie Calhoun               9- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx
40  Buck Carlton                  0- 0                                                                           
54  Orrin Cope                    0- 0                                                                           
68  Bill Daly                     5- 1  xx      O & D   xx      xx      xx                                       
86  Jim Daniel                    9- 7  xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D           O & D   O & D
50  Bruce Darsey                 10- 9  O & D   xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
83  Bill "Red" Dawson             1- 0                  xx                                                       
66  Frank DeFrancesco            10- 1  xx      xx      xx      xx      O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
75  Don Donatelli                10- 4  xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx
14  Eddie Feely                  10- 9  xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
13  Happy Fick                    3- 2  O & D   O & D   xx                                                       
28  Don Floyd                     0- 0                                                                           
23  Jack Forehand                 5- 3                                  xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D    
89  Tony Franjesh                 0- 0                                                                           
85  Fred Grimes                   9- 1  O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx
88  Cliff Gunter                  5- 0          xx      xx                              xx      xx      xx       
62  Ron Hammond                   0- 0                                                                           
27  Tom Haney                     0- 0                                                                           
12  John Harllee                  4- 0          xx                                              xx      xx      xx
60  Ferrell Henry                 8- 5          xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   xx      xx      O & D           O & D
29  Tom Hillabrand                8- 4  xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D           xx              xx
51  Larry Hood                    6- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx              xx              xx       
26  Keith Kinderman               6- 3  xx      xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D                            
73  Steve Klesius                10- 2  xx      O & D   xx      O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
61  Jeff Klores                   6- 1  O & D   xx                      xx              xx      xx              xx
65  John Levings                  9- 4  xx      xx      O & D   O & D           O & D   O & D   xx      xx      xx
82  Bill Logay                    2- 0          xx              xx                                               
43  John McConnaughhay           10- 7  xx      xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
63  Gene McDowell                 9- 4  O & D   O & D   xx      xx      xx              O & D   xx      O & D   xx
87  Y.C. McNease                  5- 2          O & D   O & D   xx      xx      xx                               
40  Doug Messer                   4- 1  O & D                   xx      xx                      xx               
26  Dick Raduenzel                0- 0                                                                           
83  Marv Riggs                    0- 0                                                                           
41  Gene Roberts                  9- 5  xx      xx      xx              xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
44  Marion Roberts                7- 5  xx              xx              O & D           O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
52  Chuck Robinson               10- 1  xx      O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
53  Joe Rodgers                   0- 0                                                                           
22  Ken Russom                   10- 1  xx      O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
64  Jim Sims                     10- 7  O & D   xx      O & D   xx      xx      O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D   O & D
70  Tom Slicker                   9- 3  O & D   O & D   xx      xx      O & D   xx      xx              xx      xx
20  Dave Snyder                  10- 2  O & D   O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
84  Hank Sytsma                   0- 0                                                                           
77  Ken Thompson                  0- 0                                                                           
81  Bill Tinsley                  0- 0                                                                           
10  Ed Trancygier                10- 1  O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
74  Bill Tyre                     7- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx               
78  Joe Verbinski                 7- 1  xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx      O & D    
80  John Wachtel                 10- 3  O & D   O & D   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O & D   xx      xx
69  Jim Wade                      2- 0          xx              xx                                               
25  Richie Weber                  4- 1  xx      xx      O & D   xx                                               
24  Buddy Yarbrough               6- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx                              xx      xx       

FLORIDA STATE 15, GEORGE WASHINGTON 7

09/16/1961, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 17, 1961, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - On the ropes much of the last half, Florida State happily settled for a 15-7 decision over a rather luckless George Washington team in a football opener here Saturday night.

The Seminoles had looked as though they would kayo the Colonials in the first quarter. They marched 58 yards after the opening kickoff and had a 6-0 lead with less than five minutes gone.

That one may have come too easy. FSU soon blew some lovely opportunities. And, after that, the Seminoles had to fight for their lives.

Quick Chance

Dick Drummond, a greased lightning halfback, changed things in a hurry with the start of the third quarter. He wheeled the second half kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown that precipitated a 7-6 GW lead.

FSU wasted little time hustling back in front, 9-7, on Doug Messer's field goal from the 21. After stopping an inspired GW drive on a fumble recovery inside the FSU end zone, the Seminoles struck for a second touchdown, Eddie Feely scoring from the two on the heels of an 80-yard drive.

Marion Roberts got FSU's first touchdown, also on a 2-yard run.

In the last minutes of the game, FSU stopped two GW threats inside its 5-yard line.

Drummond, a 205-pounder, racked 88 yards in 17 carries. Frank Fazzaglia hit three key passes in five attempts for the Washington, D.C., visitors, and it was a mystery why he wasn't throwing more.

For FSU, the man of the hour was 159-pound quarterback Eddie Feely. He directed the drive that led to the field goal, then the one that brought the final TD. On 12 runs he gained 53 yards. On six pass completions, out of nine efforts, he netted 66.

Ed Trancygier, who started the game at quarterback, was shook up on a first-half play. Feely played all of the last half. Trancygier will be alright, but there's some question about big fullback hopeful Gene Roberts. He twisted a knee on an early play, did not return to action, and it will likely be Monday before the extent of the injury is determined.

Paul Andrews was FSU's top runner, with 56 yards on 11 tries. Marion Roberts got 49 on 16.

GW netted 244 yards on offense to FSU's 304. The Colonials drew 50 yards in penalties, and most of the yardage was assessed at critical moments for them. FSU was taxed 42 yards.

A record opening night crowd of 19,200 watched the thriller in pleasant, fair, slightly cool weather.

Kickoff Switch

After winning the coin toss, Florida State worked a cutie on the opening kickoff, then struck off 58 yards in 11 plays for a touchdown.

Gene Roberts gathered in the kick on the five, wheeled up to the 20, dealt the ball to Ed Trancygier, who swept to the FSU 42.

Two plays later, Gene Roberts pounded eight yards to the GW 45. He was hurt on the play and limped off the field.

Shortly, Trancygier found Tom Hillabrand with a 19-yard pass at the 26. Paul Andrews got four, Marion Roberts four more, and an offsides made it first down at the 13. Trancygier ran for six. Marion Roberts bucked to the two, then scored on the next smash. Doug Messer's point try was wide and it was 6-0 with 4:48 gone.

With Tony Fredicine leading the charge, GW maneuvered just short of midfield. But Jim Johnson fumbled and John Wachtel recovered for FSU on the 50.

Three line thrusts by the offensive unit were two yards short of a first down. Charlie Calhoun punted a neat 33 yarder, out of bounds on the GW eight.

No Good

On third down, GW kicked, up to its 48. Trancygier hit Jim Daniel with an 11-yard pass. Trancygier sprinted for 12 more and Andrews moved up the middle for 13 more, to the 12. GW stiffened. On fourth down at the seven, Messer attempted a field goal from the 16. It was wide.

The Colonials found running room with big blocking up front. Dick Drummond, Fredicine and Johnson tore off hunks that spurred a push to Florida State's 39.

An illegal-use-of-hands penalty blunted the bid. Bill Hardy, back to pass, got socked hard by Steve Klesius, fumbled, and Joe Verbinski grabbed the rolling ball for the Seminoles at the GW 44.

Eddie Feely came in to quarterback the both-ways unit. Feely ran for five. Andrews picked up ten. Feely shot through for eight more. After a 5-yard penalty, Feely threw a 12-yard pass to Keith Kinderman at the 14. The effort fizzled, however, with GW holding for downs at the seven.

Pass Stolen

FSU had another chance when Wachtel interceptd a Frank Pazaglia pass at the GW 33. Trancygier passes failed. Calhoun angled a 22-yard punt out on the GW seven.

A couple of minnutes before the half, Drummond slipped loose from deep in GW territory, swung wide and would likely have gone the distance but for Calhoun, who managed to push him out of bounds on the GW 39.

With time running out, the Seminoles got something going when Feely nailed Daniel with a 23-yard pass to the GW 41. Penalties wrecked the opportunity as the seconds ticked off.

Drummond grabbed the second half kickoff on the 18, lit out up the middle and easily outran all pursuit after breaking into the clear at midfield.

Warren Corbin kicked a point and the Colonials were in front 7-6.

Feely raced up the FSU 42 with GW's kickoff. A couple of plays later GW was taxed 15 yards for piling on and FSU was situated at the Colonials' 35. A Feely-Hillabrand collaberation on a pass wrought a first down on the 23. Feely soon hit Marion Roberts with a 9-yarder at the 10.

An offsides against GW helped FSU to the five, but Feely slipped and fell at the 14.

On fourth down, Messer booted a field goal through the posts from the 21. FSU was back in front, 9-7.

GW marched 73 yards after the ensuing kickoff, only to run into supreme frustration. On second down at the FSU one, Johnson fumbled as he crossed the goal line and Buddy Yarbrough recovered in the end zone for FSU.

Drummond had spurred the Colonials close to midfield. Johnson ripped out 11 yards to FSU's 43. Pazzaglia passed to Alex Sokaris, 15 to the 26. Johnson gained nine. Drummond got to the 10. But a 5-yard penalty for backfield motion set GW back. Then Pazzaglia passed to Dick Duenkel, 13 yards for a first down at the two. Drummond was stopped a yard short. Then Johnson fumbled.

Feely promptly took the Seminoles on an 80-yard trip to a payoff that padded the lead to 15-7. The journey required 13 plays.

A 9-yard pass to Jim Daniels started it, loosened the GW defense. Marion Roberts and Andrews led to midfield. Feely wheeled for 14 yards to the GW 37 on the last play of the third quarter. Three plays later Feely raced wide, went the distance but an official ruled he stepped out of bounds on the 12. It was a 14-yard gain.

Hillabrand and Andews picked up four apiece. Andrews made it a first down on the two. Feely sneaked across for six points. Messer again missed a point kick.

Fredicine took the kick to the GW 37. Drummond, on a double reverse, got 10. A pass-interference ruling at FSU's 47 kept the drive alive. Fredicine and Drummond racked steady gains. A Pazzaglia-Drummond pass play got 18 yards and a first down on FSU's eight. On fourth down at the three, Pazzaglia's pass to Andy Guida fell incomplete in the end zone.

Quickly, GW got another crack, however, when Feely fumbled and Hardy recovered on the 13. Came fourth down at the four and Charley Reed's buck was inches short of keeping the bid going. It was Fred Grimes on the tackle.

With 1:07 remaining, Feely judiciously ran out the clock.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
GEORGE WASHINGTON
0
0
7
0
7
FLORIDA STATE
6
0
3
6
15

1st   6- 0  Marion Roberts, 2, run (Doug Messer, kick failed), 10:12
      6- 0  Doug Messer, 26, field goal failed
3rd   6- 7  Opp, 82, kickoff return (kick), 14:49
      9- 7  Doug Messer, 31, field goal, 8:43 
4th  15- 7  Eddie Feely, 1, run (Doug Messer, kick blocked), 12:15


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 15 Rushes-yards 49-199 53-206 Passing 96 48 Att-Comp-Int 16-8-0 8-4-1 Total Yards 65-295 61-254 Punt Returns 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-58 3-111 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 3-0 1-0 Punts 2-27.5 2-32.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-3 Penalties-Yds 5-42 7-50 Attendance 19,200 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Paul Andrews 11- 56 Eddie Feely 12- 53 Marion Roberts 16- 48 Ed Trancygier 3- 19 Gene Roberts 1- 8 Tom Hillabrand 3- 8 Keith Kinderman 3- 7 Receiving Jim Daniel 3- 43 Tom Hillabrand 2- 28 Marion Roberts 2- 13 Keith Kinderman 1- 12 Passing Eddie Feely 9- 6-0- 66 Ed Trancygier 7- 2-0- 30 Kickoff Return Eddie Feely 1- 21 Ed Trancygier 0- 20 Gene Roberts 1- 17 Punting Charlie Calhoun 2- 55 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Wachtel . . . . . 1- 0 . . 1- 0 . . . Dave Snyder . . . . . . . . . 1 . . Joe Verbinski . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Buddy Yarbrough . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   10  Ed Trancygier
RHB  13  Happy Fick
LHB  20  Dave Snyder
FB   40  Doug Messer
C    50  Bruce Darsey
RG   61  Jeff Klores
LG   63  Gene McDowell
LT   64  Jim Sims
RT   70  Tom Slicker
RE   80  John Wachtel
LE   85  Fred Grimes
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   10  Ed Trancygier
DB   13  Happy Fick
DB   20  Dave Snyder
LB   40  Doug Messer
MG   50  Bruce Darsey
RG   61  Jeff Klores
LG   63  Gene McDowell
LT   64  Jim Sims
RT   70  Tom Slicker
RE   80  John Wachtel
LE   85  Fred Grimes
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
11  Charlie Calhoun
14  Eddie Feely
15  Roy Bickford
22  Ken Russom
24  Buddy Yarbrough
25  Richie Weber
26  Keith Kinderman
29  Tom Hillabrand
41  Gene Roberts
42  Paul Andrews
43  John McConnaughhay
44  Marion Roberts
##  NAME
-----------------------------
52  Chuck Robinson
65  John Levings
66  Frank DeFrancesco
67  Jerry Bruner
68  Bill Daly
73  Steve Klesius
74  Bill Tyre
75  Don Donatelli
78  Joe Verbinski
79  Mike Blazovich
86  Jim Daniel

FLORIDA STATE 3, FLORIDA 3

09/30/1961, GAINESVILLE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 1, 1961, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Playing football as only they thought they could, Florida State's really remarkable scrappers won a 3-3 tie over University of Florida's frantic fumblers here Saturday afternoon.

And the scramblingest scrambler of them all was Roy Bickford, the quarterback chief of the Renegades and a defensive demon on this breezy, sunshiny and most wonderful day.

The Miami senior blocked a punt early, paving a field goal from the 19 by John Harllee.

He intercepted a pass that almost certainly averted a Florida touchdown, after the Gators had probed to FSU's 14.

And in the latter part of the last quarter, he intercepted another pass, ran it back to the Florida 28, a blow that virtually erased the Gators' fading hopes of victory.

Moreover, he made six tackles, as many as anyone on the field.

Bickford Outstanding

Writers in the pressbox - with one strange and unidentified exception - voted him the game's outstanding player.

A tie it was, and a tie it will stand in the books. But, as sure as there were 44,000 people in the stands, it was a "victory" for FSU. Moral victory, or whatever...a victory in every way except the final score, which stands as a mere technicality with FSU's whooping followers.

Mistakes Avoided

FSU did it the way Florida did it many times last season - by avoiding fatal mistakes, by taking advantage of opponents' errors. FSU recovered three Florida fumbles, among many by Gator backs. The Tribe intercepted two Florida passes.

The Seminoles lost no fumbles, had only one pass intercepted.

Florida outgunned FSU in offensive yardage, 291 to 108. The Gators had a first down advantage, 15-5.

But there was no electrocardiograph around to measure heart.

The immense poise that Florida displayed in an opening 21-17 victory over Clemson was not with the Gators in this one. FSU had it. Florida appeared anything but poised.

FSU Scores Early

FSU got its field goal, following Bickford's blocked punt, with the game a little over five minutes old. The Seminoles held a 3-0 lead until Tallahassee's Billy Cash kicked a 3-pointer from the 18 about 3 1/2 minutes before intermission.

It was Eddie Feely at quarterback for FSU most of the way. No one was more happy over the outcome than this Gainesville junior. He led FSU's ground game, with 23 yards in nine carries, completed four of 10 passes for 28 yards. By comparison, UF's touted quarterback Libertore got 31 yards in 11 runs, hit on three of eight passes for 24 yards.

Infante A Spark

Larry Infante sparked UF on the ground, 69 yards in 12 carries. Don Godman showed 57 yards for 16 runs.

But there was more defensive glory than anything. FSU linebackers Chuck Robinson (six tackles, nine assists) and Gene McDowell (five tackles, six assists) were stickouts. Bickford had six tackles, one assist. UF's Bruce Culpepper, junior center from Tallahassee, led the Gators with six tackles, seven assists.

Florida threats were many, and there emerged much what-might-have-been fodder. FSU missed some chances, too.

Florida Receives

At the start, Florida won the coin toss, chose to receive, giving FSU the advantage of a stiff breeze. Florida started at the 33 after Charlie Calhoun's boot.

With Infante leading a chopping series of runs, the Gators pushed to FSU's 47. Came fourth-and-one there and Florida gambled. Infante would have picked up the needed yardage but illegal procedure on the play brought a 5-yard penalty.

Don Ringold went back to punt, got a slightly high snap. Bickford powered in and blocked the boot. He picked up the ball and ran, but never had good possession. He dropped it, fell on it at Florida's 17.

Marion Roberts got five yards in two runs for the Seminoles, but Keith Kinderman lost a yard. On fourth down, Harllee, a sophmore from Palmetto, kicked a field goal from the 19 and the Seminoles led 3-0 with 5:48 gone in the game.

It was only the second time FSU held a lead in this 4-year-old series. The only other lead came in the series inaugural when FSU got a touchdown shortly after the opening kickoff and led, 7-0.

Soon Libertore pitched out to Bruce Starling and the halfback sailed wide for 18 yards to FSU's 42. Three short runs brought a first down on the 32. In came the Renegades and they stopped the Gators at the 24 as Libertore's fourth down pass overshot a wide open Russ Brown near the goal.

On third down, Ed Trancygier threw a long one, and Infante intercepted at Florida's 32.

But the Gators couldn't move and punted to FSU's 30 as the quarter ended.

Moments later Calhoun, punting into the wind, got off an 18-yarder to Florida's 44. The Gators started to march.

Libertore threw a pass to Infante at FSU's 47. Infante, running on the next play, fumbled but the Gators got it for a 6-yard gain. Libertore again passed to Infante, at the 35. Four line smashes brought a first down on the 27. Florida probed on to the 14, with Libertore reeling off a 9-yard dazzler.

On third down, Libertore threw to Infante, his roommate, once more. Infante batted the ball, and Bickford intercepted at the six.

Playing it safe with the wind against them, the Seminoles punted on third down. Calhoun's effort was a 23-yarder to the 33. Two plays, and Libertore danced his way for 15 yards to the 15. But it was erased by a clipping penalty, and the Gators started anew from the 44. Bobby Dodd entered and threw a 34-yard pass to Paul White (fastest man on the team) at the 10. Goodman got one and Infante four. Then Fred Grimes smacked through to down Ron Stoner for a loss of six, back to the 11. It was a mighty big play for FSU.

Cash came in and kicked a field goal from the 18 to tie things, 3-3, with 3:23 left in the half.

Florida got a sizeable break when Kinderman stumbled just at the goal line after taking the kickoff. An official ruled his knee touched the ground.

After two runs took the Tribe to the five, Calhoun punted. Libertore called for a fair catch but fumbled the ball. John Levings were there to claim it for FSU at the Seminoles' 33.

Feely passed to Kinderman for four, then ran up to the FSU 40 on a slick fake. Feely passed to Daniel at the UF 37. Kinderman got six. Feely again hit Daniel with a throw, at the 23. Seventeen seconds remained.

FSU lined up for a field goal attempt. With the wind against them, the Seminoles faked all the way. Feely, down to take the snap at the 29, quickly picked up the ball and ran. He got to the 16 just before the whistle sounded.

Florida, at halftime, led in total yardage, 143 to 75.

Marion Roberts returned the second half kickoff 11 yards to FSU's 38. FSU penetrated, on five runs, just inside UF territory. Passes failed and Calhoun punted.

Florida couln't maneuver much and Ringgold punted 46 yards to FSU's 24. When Calhoun, two plays later, punted back to UF, Libertore fumbled and Jim Wade recovered for FSU at Florida's 38.

The opportunity went for naught as Trancygier pass attempts went astray. Calhoun punted over the goal line.

Libertore dealt to Infante on a pitchout for 11 yards, repeated the same play for 15 more, to the UF 46. The Gators pounded out a first down at FSU's 43 on a couple of Goodman runs. FSU stiffened, and on fourth down Ringgold punted. It was a beaut, to the FSU 3-yard line.

FSU squirmed up to the 10, then Calhoun punted 40 yards to midfield, where Bob Hoover discreetly called for a fair catch.

On the first play of the last quarter, Infante fumbled after grabbing a pitchout and Steve Klesius recovered for FSU at the Seminoles' 48.

Yard Short

This chance too went for nothing. A third down pass, Feely to Ken Russom, was a yard short of a first down at Florida's 43 and the Seminoles decided not to gamble a run. Calhoun's punt drifted out on the 23.

On Libertore's running and passing, plus a pair of contributions by Goodman, Florida pushed to FSU's 45.

Needing not quite a yard for a first down, UF gambled on fourth down. Libertore fumbled, fell on it. FSU took over.

An offside penalty helped stymie the Tribe. Calhoun punted - a good one, 47 yards out on the six. Goodman ripped off 14 yards, but the Gators could get no farther than the 25. Ringgold boomed a 48-yard punt.

Pretty quick, Calhoun was called on again. He punted 36 yards. Florida got up to its 41. Dodd came in to throw.

Bickford intercepted on Dodd's first play of the series, ran the ball 28 yards to Florida's 28.

Bang again. This time against the Seminoles.

An official stepped off 15 yards on FSU for illegal substitution of back Ken Russom. Then Wade Entzminger tossed Feely for a 9-yard loss, back to FSU's 48.

Bang. Once agin, Florida was taxed 15 yards and tackle Dick Jones ushered out of the game for a personal foul. That put the Seminoles at Florida's 34, fourth down and 15 to go.

With the wind going for them and 1:06 left to play, the Seminoles tried a field goal, a strickly way-out effort. Harllee kicked from the 41. It wasn't long enough, White gathered it in at the goal line, whipped to the 12 before he was tackled.

Florida was penalized to the six for clipping.

Desperately, Libertore threw. Hoover caught one at the 30. On the last play, he nailed Starling who got to midfield, where FSU and the whistle caught him.

FSU addicts tore down the goal posts at one end, precipitating a merry outbreak of fights. Policemen finally restored order by retrieving the goalposts and carting them away.

Thus ended one of the darkest afternoons in University of Florida's often dark - if recently bright - football history.

And, for FSU, it was certainly the greatest thing since the gals welcomed the boys to the campus and the school turned co-ed in 1947.

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

1st   3- 0  John Harllee, 29, field goal, 9:12 
2nd   3- 3  Opp, 28, field goal, 3:23 
4th   3- 3  John Harllee, 50, field goal failed


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 5 15 Rushes-yards 35- 80 50-196 Passing 28 95 Att-Comp-Int 15-4-1 14-6-2 Total Yards 50-108 64-291 Punt Returns 1-31 5-32 Kickoff Returns 2-11 2-38 Interception Ret. 2-28 1-0 Fumble Returns 3-0 0-0 Punts 10-31.3 5-32.4 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 6-3 Penalties-Yds 3-25 6-49 Attendance 44,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Keith Kinderman 9- 24 Eddie Feely 9- 23 Marion Roberts 7- 15 Tom Hillabrand 3- 10 Richie Weber 3- 8 Dave Snyder 2- 4 Paul Andrews 1- 3 Ed Trancygier 1- -7 Receiving Jim Daniel 2- 19 Ken Russom 1- 5 Keith Kinderman 1- 4 Passing Eddie Feely 10- 4-1- 28 Ed Trancygier 5- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Roy Bickford 1- 31 Kickoff Return John McConnaughhay 1- 11 Tom Hillabrand 1- 0 Punting Charlie Calhoun 10- 313 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chuck Robinson 6 9 15 . . . . . . . . . Gene McDowell 5 6 11 . . . . . . . . . Roy Bickford 6 1 7 . . 2- 28 . . . . 1 . John Levings . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Jim Wade . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Steve Klesius . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
RHB  13  Happy Fick
QB   14  Eddie Feely
FB   20  Dave Snyder
LHB  22  Ken Russom
C    52  Chuck Robinson
LG   63  Gene McDowell
RG   68  Bill Daly
RT   70  Tom Slicker
LT   73  Steve Klesius
LE   80  John Wachtel
RE   87  Y.C. McNease
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   13  Happy Fick
DB   14  Eddie Feely
LB   20  Dave Snyder
DB   22  Ken Russom
MG   52  Chuck Robinson
LG   63  Gene McDowell
RG   68  Bill Daly
RT   70  Tom Slicker
LT   73  Steve Klesius
LE   80  John Wachtel
RE   87  Y.C. McNease
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
10  Ed Trancygier
11  Charlie Calhoun
12  John Harllee
15  Roy Bickford
24  Buddy Yarbrough
25  Richie Weber
26  Keith Kinderman
29  Tom Hillabrand
41  Gene Roberts
42  Paul Andrews
43  John McConnaughhay
50  Bruce Darsey
51  Larry Hood
60  Ferrell Henry
##  NAME
-----------------------------
61  Jeff Klores
64  Jim Sims
65  John Levings
66  Frank DeFrancesco
67  Jerry Bruner
69  Jim Wade
74  Bill Tyre
75  Don Donatelli
78  Joe Verbinski
79  Mike Blazovich
82  Bill Logay
85  Fred Grimes
86  Jim Daniel
88  Cliff Gunter

MISSISSIPPI 33, FLORIDA STATE 0

10/07/1961, OXFORD, MS

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 8, 1961, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

OXFORD, MS - Mighty Mississippi, unbeaten at home since 1951, just kept on rolling along here Saturday afternoon, pounding Florida State's outmatched football team, 33-0.

In their quest for No. 1 rank in the nation, the Rebels poured it on left and right, with passes that kept the Seminoles dizzy in their vain efforts to stop them, with runs that crunched out a continuous flow of first downs.

20-0 Halftime

Ole Miss, which led 20-0 at halftime, scored in succession on: Louis Guy's 5-yard sweep that climaxed a 77-yard drive; Billy Ray Adams' 1-yard smash on the heels of a 91-yard journey; Perry Lee Dunn's 15-yard pass to Larry Smith, culminating a 76-yard push; Doug Elmore's 1-yard sneak following a 38-yard movement; Adams' 1-yard run that terminated a 96-yard march.

Florida State was virtually offense-less. Only twice did the Seminoles cross the 50, both times in the last quarter - first with the help of a pass interference penalty, then at game's end. FSU was never any closer than the Ole Miss 38.

A crowd estimated at 12,500 whooped it up on a warm - and otherwise pleasant - afternoon.

About the only surprise FSU was able to spring was the running of big left half Keith Kinderman, who grounded out 59 yards in 13 carries. This contrasted with Adams' 14 rushes for 109.

Threw 10

FSU, with Ole Miss defenders charging in, was able to throw only 10 times, completed just three of them.

Elmore hit on six of nine passes for 102 yards as the Rebels gained 169 via air, along with 351 rushing, a total offensive net of 520 with 28 first downs.

FSU's Marion Roberts was sidelined with a bad ankle, and fullback Gene Roberts counted on for heavy action, got in for only one running play because of his injured knee.

Coach Bill Peterson's comment was brief and to the point:

"They played just too good for us," he said.

"We played our best ball game," Mississippi Coach Johnny Vaught said.

Ole Miss maneuvered brilliantly after taking the game opening kickoff, striking 77 yards for a touchdown in seven plays.

From the 30, Elmore passed 22 yards to Art Doty at the FSU 48. Promptly, Billy Ray Adams lit out up the middle for 24 more. Then Elmore slid off tackle to the six. Guy ran wide to his left and sliced into the end zone.

Moved Well

FSU moved well, if briefly, as Keith Kinderman knocked off 23 yards on three successive runs up to the Seminoles' 47. But Ed Trancygier, trying to throw, lost seven. And that hobbled that early effort.

Soon, however, Adams fumbled and Jim Daniel claimed the ball for FSU at the Rebs' 31. But Kinderman was decked for minus six on two runs. Charley Calhoun angled a punt out on the nine.

Ole Miss went 91 yards for a TD in 14 plays.

From the Rebs' 35, Elmore found Ralph Smith with a pass for 17 to FSU's 48. Elmore threw to Adams for 10 more. Adams, two plays later, dug up the middle for 14 to the 20. Adams hit for 15 more, then for four, then for the final one. Ole Miss went in front 13-0 with a minute left in the quarter.

Ole Miss' second team opened a drive from the Rebs' 49 after a Calhoun punt took a reverse bounce. The bid carried to the FSU 35, where a fumble lost five. Elmore returned and punted over the goal line.

Swarmed Under

Kinderman ran twice for 17 yards, but when Trancygier tried to throw he was swarmed under.

From the Ole Miss 46, Elmore raced for 20 on the keeper, and the Rebels moved on to FSU's 23. Passes failed. On fourth down, Chuck Tempfer tried for a field goal. Three Seminoles, with Dave Snyder leading the charge, rushed in to block it. (Editor's note: The play-by-play sheet in the FSU Sports Information Department says Bill Daly blocked this field goal attempt.)

Eddie Feely hit Cliff Gunter with an 18-yard pass to the FSU 45. But that was as far as the Seminoles could go.

Perry Lee Dunn, the Rebels' number 3 quarterback, took the Mississippians on a 76-yard trip and a payoff 13 seconds before intermission. Big lick was a 30-yard Dunn pass to Larry Smith, at the FSU 19. Three plays later, Dunn sailed one into the arms of the same Smith just inside the end zone, a 15-yard play.

And it was 20-0 at halftime.

Ole Miss had rolled up a whopping 293 yards of offense at halftime. Florida State, which had planned to pass much, was able to get away only four throws, completed just two of them. FSU had 25 yards running and 25 passing. Just three first downs to Ole Miss' 17.

Midway in the third quarter, the Rebels mounted another attack. On a fourth-and-two situation at the FSU 35, Adams hit off left side for 29 flashing yards to FSU's six, where Roy Bickford nailed him.

Elmore immediately threw to Ralph Smith in the end zone but the apparent touchdown was rubbed out by an offside penalty. Elmore then ran twice, to the two. Adams hit the line and was tossed for a yard loss - the first time this 210-pound senior fullback had ever lost an inch in his college career.

On fourth down, Elmore fumbled the snap and Bickford pounced on the ball at the three.

This merely delayed things, however. After an FSU punt up to the Seminoles' 38, Elmore passed to Ralph Smith, who made a falling catch one foot from the goal. Elmore sneaked over for the score.

Early in the last period, FSU crossed into Mississippi territory for the first time. That was on a pass-interference ruling, when Feely tried to throw 24 yards to Gunter at the Ole Miss 41. Two runs, one pass failed. Calhoun punted to the four. It was the third team Warriors that accomplished this much.

Whipped Wide

Dunn's running lifted the Rebs out of the hole. Shortly, Buddy Crosby whipped wide for 22 yards to FSU's 48. On to the 20, from where Dunn hit Crosby with a fourth-down pass at the four. Three cracks and Adams scored, from the one.

Fred Roberts intercepted Trancygier's long pass at the Ole Miss 37, and the Rebels were rolling again. But the drive played out when Dunn fumbled and John McConnaughhay recovered for FSU at the Seminoles' 29.

The Seminoles got to the Ole Miss 47 before the end came.

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

1st   0- 6  Opp, 6, run (kick failed), 11:25
      0-13  Opp, 1, run (kick), 1:04 
2nd   0-13  Opp, 30, field goal blocked by Bill Daly
      0-20  Opp, 15, pass (kick), 0:13 
3rd   0-27  Opp, 1, run (kick), 1:20 
4th   0-33  Opp, 1, run (kick failed), 6:51 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 8 28 Rushes-yards 37- 75 57-351 Passing 34 169 Att-Comp-Int 10-3-1 19-9-0 Total Yards 47-109 76-520 Punt Returns 1-6 2-20 Kickoff Returns 6-98 1-11 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 3-0 0-0 Punts 9-30.6 3-12.3 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 5-3 Penalties-Yds 3-15 4-46 Attendance 12,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Keith Kinderman 13- 59 Paul Andrews 4- 13 Ed Trancygier 5- 13 Eddie Feely 6- 9 Richie Weber 6- 4 Charlie Calhoun 1- 3 Gene Roberts 2- 0 Receiving Cliff Gunter 1- 18 Tom Hillabrand 1- 9 Jim Daniel 1- 7 Passing Eddie Feely 3- 1-0- 18 Ed Trancygier 7- 2-1- 16 Punt Return Bill Daly 1- 6 Kickoff Return Keith Kinderman 2- 32 Eddie Feely 1- 20 Gene Roberts 1- 18 Buddy Yarbrough 1- 16 Tom Hillabrand 1- 12 Punting Charlie Calhoun 9- 275 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jim Daniel . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Bill Daly . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Roy Bickford . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . John McConnaughhay . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   14  Eddie Feely
LHB  25  Richie Weber
RHB  29  Tom Hillabrand
FB   42  Paul Andrews
C    50  Bruce Darsey
LG   60  Ferrell Henry
LT   64  Jim Sims
RG   65  John Levings
RT   75  Don Donatelli
LE   86  Jim Daniel
RE   87  Y.C. McNease
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   14  Eddie Feely
DB   25  Richie Weber
DB   29  Tom Hillabrand
LB   42  Paul Andrews
MG   50  Bruce Darsey
LG   60  Ferrell Henry
LT   64  Jim Sims
RG   65  John Levings
RT   75  Don Donatelli
LE   86  Jim Daniel
RE   87  Y.C. McNease
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
10  Ed Trancygier
11  Charlie Calhoun
13  Happy Fick
15  Roy Bickford
20  Dave Snyder
21  Larry Brinkley
22  Ken Russom
24  Buddy Yarbrough
26  Keith Kinderman
41  Gene Roberts
43  John McConnaughhay
44  Marion Roberts
51  Larry Hood
##  NAME
-----------------------------
52  Chuck Robinson
63  Gene McDowell
66  Frank DeFrancesco
67  Jerry Bruner
68  Bill Daly
70  Tom Slicker
73  Steve Klesius
78  Joe Verbinski
79  Mike Blazovich
80  John Wachtel
83  Bill "Red" Dawson
85  Fred Grimes
88  Cliff Gunter

FLORIDA STATE 3, GEORGIA 0

10/14/1961, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 15, 1961, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State's tough enough Seminoles hacked out a field goal the first time they got the football, then held on for all their considerable worth and choked Georgia here Saturday night, 3-0.

After which, all halle-lu-jah broke loose.

Before the biggest crowd ever assembled in Tallahassee - a count of 21,200 that included 90 state legislators - Coach Bill Peterson's glory-hungry kids fought the Bulldogs on even terms all the way.

It was a tear-ripper of a defensive duel that culminated with players from both teams slugging away at each other after the final play.

FSU got its early opportunity when a Georgia punt travelled only 18 yards. Starting from its own 48, FSU dug, in nine plays to Georgia's eight.

Doug Messer, a sophomore specialist from LaGrange, Ga, kicked the field goal from the 15.

It brought FSU's first victory over Georgia in six tries, represented FSU's second victory over a Southeastern Conference team in about 20 tries. The other SEC triumph was over Tennessee, 10-0, in 1958.

Georgia tried two long field-goal attempts in a vain effort to tie it - from the FSU 40 and 36, both in the first half.

In the third quarter Georgia cut out a first down on FSU's 3-yard line. Four whacks at the line, and the Bulldogs were stopped a half-yard short.

Georgia pushed to FSU's 16 in the final period, but an FSU-wrought fumble ended that.

FSU, backed up deep inside its own territory for all save the final play of the last half, probed to Georgia's 37 and 46 in the first half.

Once the Seminoles were set back to their five by a 79-yard quick kick by Georgia's Jake Saye. Once Roy Bickford blunted a Georgia drive with a pass interception at FSU's 17.

FSU stopped Georgia's running game, but good. The Bulldogs netted 39 yards on the ground, while FSU, spurred by Keith Kinderman's 101 yards on 22 carries, rushed for 151.

Georgia's Larry Rakestraw completed 15 of 25 passes for 144 yards. FSU threw sparingly, hit three of six for 17.

Eddie Feely's whip-smart quarterbacking - he ran for 41 yards and completed three of five passes - kept Georgia on its defensive toes.

FSU won the toss before the opening kickoff, and immediately went on the defensive, choosing a 29-MPH wind advantage as it booted to the Bulldogs.

The decision helped bring an early dividend. Georgia, in three stabs at the line, got no further than its 38. When Jack Saye tried to punt into the wind, he was rushed hard and slashed one off the side of his foot - a 14-yarder to FSU's 48.

Feely came out throwing. He hit Keith Kinderman with an 8-yarder. Feely ran for eight more. Then he passed for 12 to Jim Daniel at the 26.

Feely Ducks

Back to throw again, Feely ducked his head and lit out up the middle, struck for 13 yards to the 13. Georgia stiffened, and Feely was decked for minus six. Two runs put the Tribe at the eight.

On fourth down Messer entered and kicked a field goal from the 14.

Georgia, on an 11-yard burst up the middle by Port St. Joe's Wayne Taylor, cut out a first down but couldn't get across midfield.

Charley Calhoun, after FSU couldn't move, backed the Bulldogs up with a 48-yard punt just inside their 20. FSU soon had a crack from its 47 after a 24-yard punt by Saye.

Feely raced for 11, and FSU moved on to Georgia's 37. But on the last play of the first quarter, Bill McKenny made a falling interception of Feely's throw at the 30.

Shortly, Larry Rakestraw collaborated with McKenny on a screen pass that bagged 34 yards, but it was rubbed out by a holding penalty. Back on the 15, Saye worked a beaut of a quick kick. The ball sailed 79 yards to FSU's five.

Two runs lost two yards, as Georgia tackle Pete Case made his presence felt. Calhoun punted into the wind, up to FSU's 28.

Georgia got taxed 15 yards for clipping as a Rakestraw-McKenney screen clicked to the 20. On fourth down, Durward Pennington attempted a field goal from the 40. It was short and wide.

Kinderman ran four straight times, gulped down 33 yards to Georgia's 47. The Bulldogs brought a halt there, and Calhoun punted to the 15.

Georgia Fumble

A Georgia fumble lost seven, and Saye kicked. It was short, out of bounds on the Bulldogs' 30.

FSU couldn't capitalize. A pair of holding penalties set the Seminoles back inside their own territory. Then Richie Weber fumbled and Taylor recovered for Georgia at the FSU 41.

A Rakestraw-McKenny screen pushed the Bulldogs to the 28. Then Roy Bickford intercepted a Rakestraw pass at the 17 to stop that.

FSU lost yardage. Calhoun punted 38 yards to Georgia's 47.

Georgia pushed to FSU's 30. With seconds left in the half, Pennington tried a field goal, kicking from the 36. It was wide.

FSU, at this midway point, led in first downs, 7 to 3, in yards rushing, 88 to 27. The Seminoles had hit on three of six passes, Georgia on six of 12.

Georgia used FSU's earlier strategy starting the second half, electing to kick off to the Seminoles, taking the wind to its back.

FSU got a holding penalty returning the kick, started from its 13. Three successive bursts outside tackle by Kinderman, and FSU was up to its 34. The Seminoles probed to their 43. Calhoun's punt was short, 18 yards to Georgia's 39.

Georgia got going on a long march to frustration.

Rakestraw hit Billy Knowles with a 6-yard pass to start it. Five runs moved the Bulldogs to FSU's 36.

Then Rakestraw nailed John Landry, a Coral Gables end, with a jump pass, good to the 24. Two plays later, and Rakestraw connected with Landry on the same play for 17 to the three.

McKenny banged to the two, then the one. Rakestraw sneaked, got a half yard. Rakestraw sneaked again, on fourth down, got nothing. FSU had held.

Georgia was immediately offsides, and FSU had five yards of breathing room. Calhoun punted on third down, but Georgia was again offside. FSU managed a first down, up to the 17. Calhoun punted to Georgia's 45 as the third quarter ended.

Rakestraw fumbled, but McKenny picked up the ball and dug to FSU's 45. Ray Clark, another Coral Gables end, grabbed a 10-yard pass from Rakestraw. A fumble lost six. On third down, YC McNeese tore through to down Rakestraw on the 40. Saye punted to the 15.

Three plays, and Calhoun punted 51 yards to Georgia's 32.

Rakestraw passed to Don Blackburn at midfield.

On third-and-nine at FSU's 49, Rakestraw hit Mickey Rabb for a first down at the 28. On a third-and-four play, McKenny, on a fine effort, dug to the 16.

Rakestraw Fumbles

But Rakestraw, trying to pass, fumbled when hit. Fred Grimes was there to claim the ball for FSU at the 31. Three minutes, 25 seconds to go.

FSU strived to kill time, finally had to punt with 1:08 left. Calhoun booted a 55-yarder, and Georgia had a last chance from its 32.

Rakestraw passed to Landry, at the Georgia 47.

Rakestraw completed no more passes. On fourth down, John McConnaughhay brought him down on the Georgia 32.

As FSU lined up to run a final play, the gun sounded just as an official's flag flew, penalizing the Seminoles for delay. Fans had already swarmed on the field.

But the officials insisted on that play. As Feely sneaked for nothing, players of both teams got up, then squared off against each other in a brief game of free-for-all fisticuffs.

Georgia got in some belated good licks...And so did FSU.

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

1st   3- 0  Doug Messer, 25, field goal, 8:06 
2nd   3- 0  Opp, 50, field goal failed, 11:12
      3- 0  Opp, 47, field goal failed, 0:04 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 10 12 Rushes-yards 44-151 35- 39 Passing 17 143 Att-Comp-Int 6-3-1 25-15-1 Total Yards 50-168 60-182 Punt Returns 1-0 5-33 Kickoff Returns 1-24 2-42 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 8-38.1 5-33.4 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 5-1 Penalties-Yds 7-63 4-40 Attendance 21,200 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Keith Kinderman 22- 101 Eddie Feely 14- 41 Paul Andrews 4- 6 Richie Weber 1- 5 Dave Snyder 3- -2 Receiving Jim Daniel 1- 12 Keith Kinderman 1- 6 Paul Andrews 1- -1 Passing Eddie Feely 5- 3-1- 17 Ed Trancygier 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Dave Snyder 1- 0 Kickoff Return Paul Andrews 1- 24 Punting Charlie Calhoun 8- 305 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Roy Bickford . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Fred Grimes . . . . . . . . 1- 0 1 . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   14  Eddie Feely
LHB  26  Keith Kinderman
RHB  29  Tom Hillabrand
FB   42  Paul Andrews
RE   43  John McConnaughhay
C    50  Bruce Darsey
LG   60  Ferrell Henry
RG   65  John Levings
LT   73  Steve Klesius
RT   75  Don Donatelli
LE   86  Jim Daniel
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   14  Eddie Feely
DB   26  Keith Kinderman
DB   29  Tom Hillabrand
LB   42  Paul Andrews
RE   43  John McConnaughhay
MG   50  Bruce Darsey
LG   60  Ferrell Henry
RG   65  John Levings
LT   73  Steve Klesius
RT   75  Don Donatelli
LE   86  Jim Daniel
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
10  Ed Trancygier
11  Charlie Calhoun
15  Roy Bickford
20  Dave Snyder
21  Larry Brinkley
22  Ken Russom
24  Buddy Yarbrough
25  Richie Weber
40  Doug Messer
51  Larry Hood
52  Chuck Robinson
63  Gene McDowell
64  Jim Sims
##  NAME
-----------------------------
66  Frank DeFrancesco
67  Jerry Bruner
68  Bill Daly
69  Jim Wade
70  Tom Slicker
74  Bill Tyre
78  Joe Verbinski
79  Mike Blazovich
80  John Wachtel
82  Bill Logay
85  Fred Grimes
87  Y.C. McNease

FLORIDA STATE 13, RICHMOND 7

10/21/1961, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 22, 1961, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - An error-prone Florida State football team fought from behind in the last quarter here Saturday night and squeezed out a 13-7 victory over a tough-ribbed University of Richmond crew.

It looked like disaster for the Seminoles with Richmond sitting with a 7-6 lead at FSU's 20 early in the fourth period.

But Gene McDowell brought a revival with a pass interception, and FSU moved 88 yards in 13 quick plays for a touchdown that was decisive.

Big (209) Halfback Keith Kinderman, who scored a TD that put FSU ahead 6-0 in the first quarter, was the architect of the payoff drive and this hard-earned victory. He accounted for 65 of the 88 yards with eight runs and two pass receptions.

Feely Scorer

Eddie Feely scored the winning touchdown from a yard out.

Richmond had pounced on an FSU fumble at the Seminoles' 11 seconds before the half, and Mel Rideout immediately threw to George Rapp in the end zone for six points. Earl Stoudt's conversion sent FSU to the dressing room trailing, 7-6.

Stoudt was a dangerous runner all evening, picking up 53 yards in 13 carries. Rideout, the nation's seventh ranking passer, hit on eight of 23 for 91 yards.

Kinderman piled up a whopping 142 yards on 22 rushes, approaching an FSU record of 161 yards set by Buddy Strauss in 1949.

Feely was another fellow Richmond found tough to contain. He ran for 77 yards in 15 tries, completed seven of nine passes for 64.

FSU had a wide margin in statistics, but penalties, a couple of fumbles, and two punts to the Seminoles' 4-yard line by Linky Pratt, produced multiple frustration.

The Seminoles' first TD was paved by a break, when Pratt fumbled trying to punt on fourth down, providing FSU with a crack from Richmond's 32.

A band-night crowd of 13,000 watched the tense struggle on a clear and pleasantly cool evening as FSU matched its victory total of last season. The Seminoles are 3-1-1 now. They finished 3-6-1 a year ago.

On wide sweeps just after the opening kickoff Florida State rolled impressively but ran into 20 yards of penalties after reaching Richmond's 31 and couldn't overcome that.

Kinderman took a pitchout and sailed 24 yards to midfield on the game's first play from scrimmage. Four more runs, including two for nine by Kinderman, put the Tribe at the 31. A holding assessment, followed by one for delay, threw a crimp into things and Charlie Calhoun punted.

Hard Tackling

Stoudt's hard and low running moved Richmond swiftly to its 44, where an illegal-procedure penalty and Frank DeFrancesco's tackling of Larry Deco for minus two brought about a halt.

When Larry Pratt went back to punt on fourth down, he fumbled a snap that was only slightly low, and John McCannaughhay was quickly upon him as he tried to retrieve the elusive ball.

FSU took over on the Richmond 32 and in half a dozen plays had its first touchdown in a month of Saturdays.

Feely started it with a 14-yard scamper to the 18.

Tom Hillabrand got five, and Feely, in two runs, made it a first down at the eight. Kinderman went wide for six, then scored from the two on a dive over right guard. Doug Messer's point try was wide.

It was FSU's first touchdown since the opener with George Washington on September 16.

Richmond couldn't cut out a first down its next two times with the ball. After FSU's Warriors unit failed to get anything going, the Chiefs returned for a big movement that accomplished naught.

The push started on FSU's 28. Dazzling dashes of 31 and 24 yards by Eddie Feely overcame 30 yards in penalties. Feely's 24-yarder, coupled with a roughing penalty against Richmond, brought a first down on the 14. But Feely, in two more runs, lost three. A pass to Hillabrand carried the Tribe to the nine. Messer tried a field goal from the 16. It was wide.

In Hole

A 22-yard pass, Mel Rideout to Bob Drobney, propelled Richmond to its 42. Three plays later Pratt put the Seminoles in a hole with a 46-yard rolling punt to the four.

Kinderman's running led to the 20 but an illegal substitution put the Seminoles back on their 10 for a fourth-down punt.

Stoudt returned Calhoun's boot from the end zone 25 yards to FSU's 26, and Richmond was knocking inside Tribe territory for the first time. Two minnutes remaining in the half.

Rideout passes, to Stoudt for nine and Brent Vann for 10, soon provided a first down on the 12. Then Rideout threw four straight incomplete.

The Warriors took over and tried to kill off the minute left in the half. They did not succeed. Richmond forced a fumble on the first play, but Jack Forehand recovered for FSU. Then, on third down, Gene Roberts fumbled and Jack Yaffa claimed the ball for Richmond at the 11.

With 30-odd seconds left, it was all that Rideout needed. He promptly threw to end George Rapp in the end zone for six points.

Stoudt kicked the point and FSU trailed at the half, 7-6.

FSU, at intermission, led in first downs, 9-4, in total yardage, 193-101, in rushing yardage, 176-39, and in penalty yardage, 64-39.

The Seminoles were in more trouble with the start of the third quarter, as their kickoff trickled short, to Richmond's 39.

Richmond manuevered as far as FSU's 45, then Pratt punted and it was another beaut, dead on the Seminoles' four. FSU worked the ball to its 26, where Calhoun punted poorly, 16 yards to the Seminole 42.

Passes Fail

Rideout passes failed, Pratt was rushed hard on his punt and it went a mere 10 yards, to the 30.

After Kinderman and Andrews ran nine and four yards, Feely's long pass slipped through Andrew's hands at the 25. But Kinderman caught a short one at Richmond's 46.

Richmond's red-dogging defenders then threw Feely for a couple of short losses, forcing a punt.

On the last play of the quarter, Kinderman fumbled a Pratt punt and Dobney recovered for Richmond at FSU's 39.

Stoudt, apparently downed for a loss, tossed a backward lateral to Rideout, who went wide for four. FSU drew a 15-yard penalty for piling on, putting the Spiders at FSU's 20.

But Gene McDowell intercepted Rideout's second-down pass at the 12.

Three runs by Kinderman got FSU to the 23. Feely hit Kinderman with a pass for 12, then Hillabrand with one for nine. Richmond was taxed 15 for a foul. Feely passed to Kinderman for 11, and FSU was suddenly at Richmond's 30.

Kinderman then struck out off tackle for 19 to the 11. Then the big fellow carried three more times, to a first down on the one, from where Feely sneaked over with 8:38 left in the game.

Messer's point kick was good, for 13-7.

Rideout Connects

Pratt ran the kickoff back 19 yards to the 38. Two plays, and Rideout connected with 6-5 end John Hilton on a 15-yard pass to FSU's 45. Bob Hodgson caught another for six yards, but two more throws went astray.

Rideout punted and it went for all of two yards, out of bounds on the 37. A clipping penalty helped stymie the Seminoles. Calhoun's punt took a reverse bounce, and Richmond had a crack from its 49 with 3:45 left.

Passes missed. On fourth down Pratt went back to punt. It was a fake. Dave Snyder brought him down on the Richmond 38, and FSU had a last shot.

The Tribe was at the 23 when time ran out.

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

1st   6- 0  Keith Kinderman, 2, run (Doug Messer, kick failed), 3:26 
2nd   6- 0  Doug Messer, 27, field goal failed, 8:46 
      6- 7  Opp, 11, pass (kick), 0:20 
4th  13- 7  Eddie Feely, 1, run (Doug Messer, kick), 8:38 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 7 Rushes-yards 53-261 26- 58 Passing 64 91 Att-Comp-Int 9-7-0 23-8-1 Total Yards 62-325 49-149 Punt Returns 1-6 4-60 Kickoff Returns 2-32 2-29 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 6-33.7 7-30.4 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 2-0 Penalties-Yds 7-79 8-79 Attendance 13,600 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Keith Kinderman 22- 142 Eddie Feely 15- 77 Tom Hillabrand 7- 18 Paul Andrews 3- 10 Ken Russom 1- 7 Dave Snyder 1- 4 Larry Brinkley 1- 3 Gene Roberts 1- 2 Marion Roberts 1- 1 Ed Trancygier 1- -3 Receiving Keith Kinderman 4- 43 Tom Hillabrand 3- 21 Passing Eddie Feely 9- 7-0- 64 Punt Return Ken Russom 1- 6 Kickoff Return Paul Andrews 1- 23 Ed Trancygier 1- 9 Punting Charlie Calhoun 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John McConnaughhay . . . . . . . . . 1 . . Gene McDowell . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   14  Eddie Feely
LHB  26  Keith Kinderman
RHB  29  Tom Hillabrand
RE   43  John McConnaughhay
FB   44  Marion Roberts
C    50  Bruce Darsey
LG   60  Ferrell Henry
RG   66  Frank DeFrancesco
LT   70  Tom Slicker
RT   75  Don Donatelli
LE   86  Jim Daniel
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   14  Eddie Feely
DB   26  Keith Kinderman
DB   29  Tom Hillabrand
RE   43  John McConnaughhay
LB   44  Marion Roberts
MG   50  Bruce Darsey
LG   60  Ferrell Henry
RG   66  Frank DeFrancesco
LT   70  Tom Slicker
RT   75  Don Donatelli
LE   86  Jim Daniel
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
10  Ed Trancygier
11  Charlie Calhoun
15  Roy Bickford
20  Dave Snyder
21  Larry Brinkley
22  Ken Russom
23  Jack Forehand
40  Doug Messer
41  Gene Roberts
42  Paul Andrews
51  Larry Hood
##  NAME
-----------------------------
52  Chuck Robinson
61  Jeff Klores
63  Gene McDowell
64  Jim Sims
68  Bill Daly
73  Steve Klesius
74  Bill Tyre
79  Mike Blazovich
80  John Wachtel
85  Fred Grimes
87  Y.C. McNease

VIRGINIA TECH 10, FLORIDA STATE 7

10/28/1961, BLACKSBURG, VA

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 29, 1961, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

BLACKSBURG, VA - Yes, Virginia Tech, there is a Santa Claus...

And Christmas was celebrated here Saturday afternoon as Virginia Tech's Gobblers parlayed the generous mistakes of Florida State with a freak pass for a 10-7 victory.

A homecoming crowd of 14,000, well bundled up on a clear but cold day, couldn't have been more delighted. Tech kicked a field goal for a quick 3-0 lead after claiming an FSU fumble.

The Seminoles fought back to a 7-3 halftime lead on Eddie Feely's 19-yard pass to John McConnaughhay as they faked a field-goal attempt.

Goblers Scramble

Then the Gobblers scrambled on a 67-yard drive that was culminated when Buddy Weihe, a 167-pound sophomore back, grabbed a Warren Price pass that two FSU defenders had deflected from the hands of the intended receiver. It was a 31-yard payoff.

The Seminoles came back big, but in vain as Tech stopped a drive with a fumble recovery at its 14.

Few knowing folks would have given a nickel for Tech's chances after 233-pound tackle Joe Moss, easily the team's best lineman, was carried to the hospital after the game's second play. He received a head injury.

Early reports were that Moss' injury was serious.

Word circulated after the game that Virginia Tech players resolved in the dressing room at halftime to "win this one for Moss."

Virginia Tech outhit, outplayed and outlucked Florida State. The upset for the Gobblers - now 3-2 versus FSU's 3-2-1 - would hardly have been possible without the unusual, inspired Tech effort.

The Gobblers, who lost a 7-6 homecoming decision here two years ago when FSU intercepted seven passes, made no large errors today. FSU's opportunists got no fumbles, intercepted no passes.

Coach Jerry Claiborne's aggressive lads did accumulate 103 yards in penalties, but the 40 that were stepped off against FSU - mostly 5 yarders - were far more damaging. Repeated FSU efforts were stymied by fumbles and key penalties.

Price's passing kept the Gobblers going. He completed seven of 11 for 74 yards. The 167-pounder from Miami Edison also ran a dozen times, for 60 yards - top work of the afternoon.

FSU's Feely hit on eight of 14 for 80 yards. But Tech threw something of a crimp in FSU's running game when it stacked its defenses to take care of 202-pound lefthalf Keith Kinderman.

Kinderman, who last week ran for 142 yards, got 52 today, on 12 runs.

It was a bruising game. FSU had end YC McNeese and tackle Tom Slicker sidelined early with injuries.

"We beat a real good football team," said Tech's Claiborne. "We won on guts and determination - and a terrific defensive effort. We really got after 'em on defense."

"Tech wanted to play more than we did," said FSU Coach Bill Peterson. "Mistakes took us out of the game. I don't think our men were convinced they would hit that hard until it was too late. Claiborne did a great job preparing for us. Tech deserved to win.

"But the pass they scored on wouldn't happen again in a long time."

Virginia Tech had a quick chance soon after Eddie Feely returned the opening kickoff 20 yards to FSU's 37. On the Seminoles second play a Feely handoff misfired, and Art Pruett recovered the fumble for the Virginians at the FSU 40.

Warren Price shot a jump pass eight yards to Dick Goode. Two plays later, Price raced around end 15 yards to FSU's 14.

Price's third-down pass from the 11 overshot Leon Tomblin in their end zone, and Aster Sizemore entered to boot a field goal from the 18. Tech led, 3-0, with 4:11 gone.

It was a punting stalemate the rest of the quarter, with the Seminoles shackled by penalties, a fumble that was recovered, and an aroused bunch of Gobblers.

Thirty seconds remained in the quarter when FSU got its first first down. A 16-yard sprint by Feely put the Tribe at midfield, but a motion penalty blunted this thrust.

Shortly the Seminoles had another crack, from the Tech 49 after the Gobblers, backed to their 11 on a clipping penalty, punted out of a hole.

FSU took a 4th-and-one gamble at the 40, and Kinderman smashed to the 38. But the Gobblers held at the 34. Calhoun angled a beaut out on the three.

Two plays lost a yard. Strock punted out nicely, and Calhoun ran the 49-yard boot back to Tech's 40.

Came 4th-and-3 at Tech's 33, and FSU faked a punt, with Gene Roberts taking the snap and bulling wide to the 26.

Then it was 4th-and-3 at the 19. John Harllee went in, lined up for a field-goal atempt, it was a fake all the way.

Feely, down to hold the ball, jumped up, turned and fired a pass to McConaughhay, all alone in the end zone. Harllee capped the touchdown with the point after and it was 7-3 with 3:35 left in the half.

The Seminoles were on the attack at midfield when intermision came.

It was the first TD pass Feely has thrown in his FSU time, also the first via air for the Seminoles this season.

Halfway statistics showed FSU with a 6-2 edge in first downs, a yardage lead of 125 to 60.

Virginia Tech was posed at its 43 following a piling-on penalty shortly after the second-half kick.

The Seminoles called a stop there, but soon the Gobblers were storming back on Price passes.

Price hit Goode with an 11-yard jump pass, then threw to Tomblin for eight. Buddy Perry slashed off the left side for 11 yards to FSU's 34, then dug for three more.

The Renegades relieved the Chiefs on defense, and promptly lightning struck.

Price threw to Goode but the ball bounced off two FSU defenders and was grabbed by halfback Weihe and he had clear sailing to a 6-points climax of the freak play.

Sizemore added the point and Tech led, 10-7.

Feely took a handoff from Gene Roberts and they collaberated for a return of the kickoff to FSU's 37. There followed a drive to frustration.

A foul penalty put the Tribe at Tech's 48. Two plays, and Feely raced 13 to the 33. Two more formations lost two, and Feely passed to Jack Forehand at the 17.

Roberts fumbled and Tech's Herb Bowling recovered at the 14.

Back to its seven by a penalty, Tech punted. Strock's boot rolled to the FSU 40.

Mount's Drive

With Jack Forehand running four times for 15 yards and Kinderman carrying three for 17, FSU drove to a first down at the Tech 31. But at the 27 FSU drew a 15-yard penalty for an illegal shift and couldn't recover. Calhoun's punt rolled over the goal line.

On a 15-yard burst by Tom Hawkins the Gobblers soon were posed at FSU's 48. On third down, Price hit Goode with another jump pass, at the 33.

FSU held for downs, took over at its 24 with 6:35 remaining.

A fumble lost two yards. Feely couldn't get a pass away, lost another. A pass fell incomplete.

Calhoun punted, and Tech was back at its 22 following a foul penalty.

With 2:45 to go the Seminoles got the ball at their 40 following a punt.

Feely passed to Jim Daniel at the 50. A long one to Forehand was just beyond the halfback's outstretched hands at the 10. Forehand caught a short one at the 43.

It was 4th-and-three now. Forehand ran wide on a reverse, was a yard short of a first down. Tech took over with the clock showing 1:40.

Tech drew three penalties for stalling. Finally FSU got the ball a last time at its 40 with 31 seconds to go.

Feely, trying to throw, was hit for minus three by Bloice Davison. Ed Trancygier entered for a final play. He threw it long, and Buddy Weihe intercepted, ran the ball back to midfield as the horn blew.

The road jinx stands. FSU hasn't won one away from home since '59.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
0
0
7
VIRGINIA TECH
3
0
7
0
10

1st   0- 3  Opp, 28, field goal, 10:49
2nd   7- 3  John McConnaughhay, 19, pass from Eddie Feely (John Harllee, kick), 3:35 
3rd   7-10  Opp, 31, pass (kick), 7:22 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 12 10 Rushes-yards 48-148 41-145 Passing 80 74 Att-Comp-Int 17-9-1 11-7-0 Total Yards 65-228 52-219 Punt Returns 7-38 5-39 Kickoff Returns 3-71 2-40 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-26 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 7-36.3 9-39.2 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 0-0 Penalties-Yds 4-40 12-103 Attendance 14,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Keith Kinderman 12- 52 Gene Roberts 11- 30 Jack Forehand 6- 22 Eddie Feely 11- 19 Larry Brinkley 3- 10 Ken Russom 2- 10 Paul Andrews 1- 3 Tom Hillabrand 2- 2 Receiving Jim Daniel 3- 32 Jack Forehand 2- 25 John McConnaughhay 2- 19 Tom Hillabrand 2- 4 Passing Eddie Feely 14- 8-0- 80 Keith Kinderman 2- 1-0- 0 Ed Trancygier 1- 0-1- 0 Punt Return Charlie Calhoun 1- 11 Jack Forehand 1- 10 Eddie Feely 1- 7 Keith Kinderman 1- 5 Ken Russom 2- 5 Roy Bickford 1- 0 Kickoff Return Eddie Feely 1- 34 Gene Roberts 1- 20 Keith Kinderman 1- 17 Punting Chuck Calhoun 7- 254 STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   14  Eddie Feely
LHB  26  Keith Kinderman
RHB  29  Tom Hillabrand
FB   41  Gene Roberts
RE   43  John McConnaughhay
C    50  Bruce Darsey
LT   64  Jim Sims
RG   65  John Levings
LG   67  Jerry Bruner
RT   75  Don Donatelli
LE   86  Jim Daniel
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   14  Eddie Feely
DB   26  Keith Kinderman
DB   29  Tom Hillabrand
LB   41  Gene Roberts
RE   43  John McConnaughhay
MG   50  Bruce Darsey
LT   64  Jim Sims
RG   65  John Levings
LG   67  Jerry Bruner
RT   75  Don Donatelli
LE   86  Jim Daniel
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
10  Ed Trancygier
15  Roy Bickford
20  Dave Snyder
21  Larry Brinkley
22  Ken Russom
23  Jack Forehand
42  Paul Andrews
52  Chuck Robinson
##  NAME
-----------------------------
60  Ferrell Henry
66  Frank DeFrancesco
70  Tom Slicker
73  Steve Klesius
74  Bill Tyre
80  John Wachtel
87  Y.C. McNease

KENTUCKY 20, FLORIDA STATE 0

11/04/1961, LEXINGTON, KY

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 5, 1961, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Riled more than a little by the loss of quarterback whiz Jerry Wollum, who broke a leg in the second quarter, Kentucky struck for two quick touchdowns in the last half and whipped Florida State's football team, 20-0, here Saturday.

Probably out for the rest of the season, the 6-2 junior entered the game with rank as the nation's No. 3 passer. He fractured his leg on a sweeping run.

Early indications were that the fracture was of the hairline variety. Woolum apparently doubled his leg under him as he was tackled by Frank DeFrancesco.

Before his exit, Woolum completed three of four pases for 55 yards and paved Kentucky's first touchdown with a 32-yard throw to FSU's two. Gary Steward scored from there.

Stick To Ground

Kentucky, ahead only 7-0, pounded from the second-half kickoff to another TD, sticking pretty much to the ground. Howard Dunneback went over from 9-yards range.

Very soon the Wildcats had the game in the bag on Darrell Cox's 84-yard run with an FSU punt. One of five Miamians on Kentucky's squad, Cox almost got loose on two other kick returns on this cool, cloudy but rainless afternoon.

Florida State played well enough to have a happier fate.

The Seminoles were inside Kentucky territory no fewer than six times, at the 49, 23, 33, 32, 6 and 33. Those last three penetrations were culminated by two pass interceptions, one fumble loss.

With Jack Forehand running eight times for 46 yards - 41 in the first half - FSU outgained Kentucky on the ground, 155 to 130.

Passing made a distinct difference, however. Kentucky, with Miamian John Rampulla hitting four of six tosses, connected on seven of 10 aerial efforts for 105 yards. The Wildcats seemed able to complete the key pass most any time they went for it.

FSU had some consolation in its defensive endeavors by limiting All-America end cadidate Tom Hutchinson to one reception, and in stopping one late Kentucky drive at its 3-yard line.

The Seminoles' own air game was as ineffective as it's been in most games this season. FSU completed five of 11 throws for a mere 48 yards.

With 20,000 fans looking on, the Kentucky team provided possible reprieve ammunition for coach Blanton Collier, who last week was hanged in effigy here. Kentucky now stands 3-4 for the season.

FSU, which went into this one with several injury handicaps, is 3-3-1, with the Citadel, Mississippi Southern and Houston remaining.

Forehand showed early running form, picking up 21 yards in three successive carries, and Florida State moved from the opening kickoff to Kentucky's 49 in five ground plays like it was nothing.

When Feely went to the air, two passes missed. Charlie Calhoun punted.

The swift, elusive Cox danced with the punt 37 yards to the Wildcats' 43, where Calhoun tackled him and averted a probable touchdown.

A Score

In eight plays Kentucky scored. The running of Woolum and Steward led to FSU's 34. Thereupon, Woolum faked off a red-dogging Fred Grimes and threw his first pass, one that Steward grabbed at the two, a 32-yard play. Steward promptly slashed off his left side for six points. Clarke Mayfield's point-after made it 7-0 with 8 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.

Here came Florida State a-ripping on the ground, again like it was nothing. Eight chopping runs by Forehand, Paul Andrews and Marion Roberts, plus a 7-yard Feely pass to John McConnaughhay, carved out a first down at Kentucky's 32, at which point the Wildcat's rushed back in their No. 1 unit.

There came 4th-and-one at the 23, and Forehand was stopped short on a wide run.

An 18-yard Woolum throw to Dave Cash got the Cats near midfield as the quarter ended. But FSU called a halt at its 49 and Cox punted.

Soon FSU punted back, and Cox again almost slipped away on a return, was finally pulled down after a 19-yard runback to FSU's 43. The Seminoles stopped the Cats at the 34 and took over. It was during this series of plays that Woolum was injured.

Once more the Seminoles swarmed into Kentucky territory. Feely's 11 yard pass to Marion Roberts, plus an interference call that netted 11 more, sparked a push to Kentucky's 39. But the Tribe got no farther than the 33. Calhoun's punt just missed the coffin corner, trickled into the end zone.

Kentucky marched 77 yards, for naught. Three runs, plus a 9-yard John Rampulla pass to Steward, sparked the Cats to FSU's 46. A 15-yard penalty for piling on, plus Rampulla's 21-yard toss to Tommy Simpson, helped produce a first down at the 12.

Cox smashed for five, then smashed for nothing. Rampulla dug to the three. On fourth down, Stewart took a pitchout, hit off his left side, got not an inch.

FSU took over with 53 seconds left in the half and worked up to the 13 as the horn sounded.

Kentucky had completed five of six passes at this point. And they were the difference.

The Wildcats started from their 33 after the second-half kickoff and drove to the second TD.

After two runs gained only two yards, Rampulla threw on third down to Bill Ransdell at the Cats' 45. It was a big play.

Ransdell then pounded for eight and Kentucky was at FSU's 32 after a 15-yard foul penalty. Two runs by Ransdell for 11, one by Dunnebacke for 12 led to the 15. Steward pushed to the nine, then Dunnebacke dug all the way up the middle for the TD. Mayfield kicked the point.

Kentucky quickly got another one. FSU was stopped at its 37, and Calhoun punted. It was a 49-yarder that a back-peddling Cox gathered in at the 16. He pushed through a couple of would-be tacklers, streaked for the sideline, got a covey of blockers and raced away from FSU chasers.

After a holding penalty, Mayfield missed the point kick.

Given life after another holding penalty as Calhoun punted, FSU drove to Kentucky's 32. Ed Trancygier's 9-yard pass to Ken Russom, and Gene Roberts' running were good licks. But on fourth down, needing one, Trancygier fumbled on a running try and Kentucky recovered at the 31.

On the second play of the last quarter, McConnaughhay partially blocked a Cox punt, which travelled 20 yards to Kentucky's 41.

With the Renegades staying on the attack, FSU got close. Dave Snyder ran for six, Marion Roberts for five in a move to the 28. Trancygier passed to Ken Russom on the 11. But on third down at the six a Trancygier throw was intercepted at the three by Irvin Goode.

Kentucky immediately punted out, to its 33. Two plays, and Cox intercepted Trancygier's pass at the nine.

A 51-yard Cox punt and a pair of penalties backed the Seminoles to their three. After Feely worked the ball to the 13, Calhoun punted 42 yards to Kentucky's 45, and the Cats had a final chance with 56 seconds left.

The Cats threw only one pass, were diddling back on their 35 when the end came.

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

1st   0- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 8:34 
3rd   0-14  Opp, 9, run (kick), 10:09
      0-20  Opp, 84, punt return/blocked punt (kick failed), 7:30 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 11 14 Rushes-yards 49-155 42-130 Passing 48 105 Att-Comp-Int 11-5-2 10-7-0 Total Yards 60-203 52-235 Punt Returns 1-5 5-148 Kickoff Returns 3-67 1-23 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-3 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 5-35.8 4-32.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 5-54 7-72 Attendance 20,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jack Forehand 8- 46 Marion Roberts 11- 29 Eddie Feely 10- 23 Paul Andrews 6- 17 Gene Roberts 6- 14 Dave Snyder 2- 14 Ken Russom 3- 7 Larry Brinkley 2- 4 Ed Trancygier 1- 1 Receiving Ken Russom 2- 26 John McConnaughhay 1- 8 Jack Forehand 1- 3 Passing Ed Trancygier 5- 2-2- 26 Eddie Feely 6- 3-0- 22 Marion Roberts 1- 0-0- 11 Punt Return Ken Russom 1- 5 Kickoff Return Gene Roberts 2- 36 Jack Forehand 1- 31 Punting Charlie Calhoun 5- 179 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chuck Robinson 8 2 10 . . . . . . . . . Frank DeFrancesco 8 1 9 . . . . . . . . . Dave Snyder 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Gene McDowell 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Fred Grimes 6 . 6 . . . . . . . . . Roy Bickford 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Larry Brinkley 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Steve Klesius 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Ken Russom 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . John McConnaughhay . . . . . . . . . . 1 . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   14  Eddie Feely
RHB  23  Jack Forehand
FB   41  Gene Roberts
RE   43  John McConnaughhay
LHB  44  Marion Roberts
C    50  Bruce Darsey
LG   63  Gene McDowell
LT   64  Jim Sims
RG   65  John Levings
RT   79  Mike Blazovich
LE   86  Jim Daniel
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   14  Eddie Feely
DB   23  Jack Forehand
LB   41  Gene Roberts
RE   43  John McConnaughhay
DB   44  Marion Roberts
MG   50  Bruce Darsey
LG   63  Gene McDowell
LT   64  Jim Sims
RG   65  John Levings
RT   79  Mike Blazovich
LE   86  Jim Daniel
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
10  Ed Trancygier
11  Charlie Calhoun
15  Roy Bickford
20  Dave Snyder
21  Larry Brinkley
22  Ken Russom
42  Paul Andrews
51  Larry Hood
52  Chuck Robinson
60  Ferrell Henry
##  NAME
-----------------------------
61  Jeff Klores
66  Frank DeFrancesco
70  Tom Slicker
73  Steve Klesius
74  Bill Tyre
75  Don Donatelli
78  Joe Verbinski
80  John Wachtel
85  Fred Grimes
88  Cliff Gunter

FLORIDA STATE 44, CITADEL 8

11/11/1961, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 12, 1961, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Scoring more points than it had in all of seven previous games this season, Florida State's football team humiliated The Citadel's champions of the Southern Conference, 44-8, here Saturday night.

Eddie Feely, at his quarterbacking best, passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Seminoles avenged - but good - the scoreless tie The Citadel gained last year in Charelston.

The Citadel had come into this one with six straight victories, the Southern crown already in the bag, looking for some sort of bowl bid. Now the Bulldogs are 6-3.

FSU had scored only five touchdowns in forging a 3-3-1 record going in. The Seminoles' six TDs against the Bulldogs came, in succession, on:

Feely to Forehand

Feely's 34-yard pass to Jack Forehand, Feely's plunge from the one, Feely's 32-yard strike to Marion Roberts, Feely's 15-yard throw to Gene Roberts, and Paul Andrews' two straight payoff runs from the one.

Sandwiched in was John Harllee's 30-yard field goal that provided a 23-8 halftime lead.

The Seminoles, with Mississippi Southern and Houston remaining on the schedule, assured Bill Peterson of a better record than last year's 3-6-1, his debut as a head coach.

A Whopping Net

FSU, which had presented a most erratic offense in its earlier outings, racked a whopping offensive net of 456 yards, with 285 on the ground. The Seminoles intercepted three passes, recovered two enemy fumbles while playing errorless ball themselves.

A one-yard plunge by Quarterback Bill Whaley, the nation's 9th ranking passer, got The Citadel its only touchdown, after a 72-yard drive.

FSU threatened every time it got its hands on the ball.

Feely hit five of eight passes for 104 yards, added 38 more on 10 runs. Ed Trancygier completed six of 11 throws for 67.

Gene Roberts Pounds

Bruising runs by Fullback Gene Roberts, who got 99 yards in 17 tries, softened The Citadel's defense more than a little.

It was the most points scored by FSU since it clobbered this same opponent, 47-6, in '59.

The Citadel started big, taking the opening kickoff and marching into FSU territory with a run of nine by Whaley, a pass for 10 to Belton Dykes, a run for eight by Tommy Edwards.

But on a third and two plunge up the middle by Early Eastburn a hard tackle tore him loose from the ball and Fred Grimes recovered for FSU at the Seminoles' 41.

Seven plays - not including a pair of successive 5-yard penalties for backfield motion - brought a touchdown.

Penalties Come

After Feely got three, Forehand ripped off left tackle for 21 yards to the 36. Three chopping runs by Marion Roberts led to the 24, where the penalties came.

Then Feely threw a long one that Forehand grabbed at the goal line for the TD, a 34-yard payoff.

Next time the Seminoles got the ball they went 69 yards in 11 plays.

Dashes of seven, four and 14 yards by Gene Roberts parked the Tribe to The Citadel 36. On third down, needing 10, Feely threw to John McConaughhay, 21 yards to the 10. Gene Roberts got six inches from the goal in two runs, and Feely sneaked in from there. The Seminoles were in front 14-0 with seconds left in the quarter.

Suddenly, The Citadel was back in the ball game, if not for long.

Starting from their 28, the Bulldogs went all the way. A 10-yard pass to Bill Allen helped bring them to the 50. There they worked a pretty play, with Whaley whipping a short throw to Charley Brendle and the end promptly lateralling to Eastburn, who cruised on to the 29. Shortly, Henry Mura caught a 9-yard throw at the 14. On fourth down at the seven, Whaley hit Edwards who stopped a half yard from goal. Whaley sneaked over.

Fakes Kick

The Citadel faked a kick for a point, with Whaley raising up from his holding position and passing to Eastburn for two that brought the Bulldogs within 14-8 range.

Twelve plays produced another FSU score on a 65-yard movement. Gene Roberts got 20 yards in four runs to spur FSU to the visitors' 40. Things were climaxed when Marion Roberts grabbed a 32-yard pass from Feely on a dead run into the end zone. FSU lined up for a 2-points try and Feely's run failed.

Chuck Robinson's interception of a Sid Mitchell pass at the Bulldogs' 40 presented the Seminoles with the ball for the fourth time in the first half. And for the fourth time they scored.

A 15-yard sprint by Feely soon put the Seminoles on the 18. But three plays gained only four yards and Harllee came in, booted a 3-pointer from the 20 that put FSU ahead, 23-8.

On the last play before intermission Ken Russom intercepted a Whaley throw.

With Gene Roberts chop-chopping for 32 yards in five runs and Marion Roberts 18 in three, FSU paraded from the second-half kickoff 79 yards to a fourth TD.

From the 13 Feely tossed the only pass of the 15-play operation, and Gene Roberts caught it in the end zone for six points.

Tom Hillabrand stole a Whaley pass at The Citadel's 41 and FSU sent its third-unit Warriors in for a try. Ed Trancygier threw passes of 15, 11 and two yards to Andrews, Doug Messer and Russom but the effort stalled at the 11.

Donatelli Recovers

Then Mitchell fumbled and Don Donatelli claimed the ball for FSU at the Bulldogs' 13. With the majority of the defense-specialist Renegades unit in, and Feely at quarterback, FSU scored quickly.

Larry Brinkley swept for 11 yards to the two. Andrews bucked over from the one. FSU took a 36-8 lead with the fourth quarter young.

The Warriors came back for another try after a punt to FSU's 30. Trancygier passed the Tribe to The Citadel's 38 with Andrews converting one throw into a 17-yard gainer. The bid died on the 38. Charlie Calhoun boomed FSU's first punt over the goal line.

Backed up to its five after Whaley lost 15, The Citadel punted and the Warriors started anew from the Bulldogs' 32. With Andrews toting six of seven times for 29 yards, they made it. Andrews tallied from the one. Trancygier passed to Russom for two points, making it 44-8.

The Seminoles started fooling around after getting the ball at their 49. Feely went in at halfback, Trancygier at quarterback with the Chiefs. Feely went down for a long pass, pushed defender Bucky Sharpe out of his way and made a dandy catch at the four. But an official was looking, and the play was rubbed out.

Whaley connected with 25 and 13 yard passes to Bobby Crouch and The Citadel threatened. FSU held at its 31.

Calhoun quarterbacked the Warriors down to the Bulldogs 34, at which point the horn went off.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CITADEL
0
8
0
0
8
FLORIDA STATE
14
9
6
15
44

1st   7- 0  Jack Forehand, 34, pass from Eddie Feely (John Harllee, kick), 7:21 
     14- 0  Eddie Feely, 1, run (John Harllee, kick), 0:17 
2nd  14- 8  Opp, 1, run (pass), 9:09 
     20- 8  Marion Roberts, 31, pass from Eddie Feely (Eddie Feely, run failed), 4:18 
     23- 8  John Harllee, 30, field goal, 1:04 
3rd  29- 8  Gene Roberts, 14, pass from Eddie Feely (John Harllee, kick failed), 7:19 
4th  36- 8  Paul Andrews, 1, run (Doug Messer, kick), 13:41
     44- 8  Paul Andrews, 1, run (Ken Russom, pass from Ed Trancygier), 6:09 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 26 12 Rushes-yards 65-285 24- 58 Passing 171 123 Att-Comp-Int 20-11-0 28-10-3 Total Yards 85-456 52-181 Punt Returns 2-37 1-9 Kickoff Returns 2-34 7-128 Interception Ret. 3-27 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 2-27.0 4-39.8 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 4-2 Penalties-Yds 5-45 5-60 Attendance 14,600 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Gene Roberts 17- 99 Marion Roberts 8- 43 Jack Forehand 8- 39 Eddie Feely 10- 38 Paul Andrews 9- 37 Doug Messer 4- 10 Larry Brinkley 1- 10 Buddy Yarbrough 1- 9 Dave Snyder 1- 5 Ed Trancygier 6- -5 Receiving Jack Forehand 2- 36 Paul Andrews 2- 32 Marion Roberts 1- 31 John McConnaughhay 1- 24 Buddy Yarbrough 2- 16 Gene Roberts 1- 13 Doug Messer 1- 11 Ken Russom 1- 8 Passing Eddie Feely 8- 5-0-104 Ed Trancygier 11- 6-0- 67 Charlie Calhoun 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Ken Russom 1- 27 Roy Bickford 1- 10 Kickoff Return Gene Roberts 1- 21 Eddie Feely 1- 17 Punting Buddy Yarbrough 1- 36 Charlie Calhoun 1- 18 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Roy Bickford 4 5 9 . . 0- 12 . . . . . . Larry Brinkley 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . . Gene McDowell 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Fred Grimes 5 . 5 . . . . . . 1 . . Dave Snyder 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Cliff Gunter 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Chuck Robinson . . . . . 1- 0 . . 1- 0 1 . . Don Donatelli . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ken Russom . . . . . 1- 5 . . . . . . Tom Hillabrand . . . . . 1- 10 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   14  Eddie Feely
RHB  23  Jack Forehand
FB   41  Gene Roberts
RE   43  John McConnaughhay
LHB  44  Marion Roberts
C    50  Bruce Darsey
LG   60  Ferrell Henry
LT   64  Jim Sims
RG   67  Jerry Bruner
RT   79  Mike Blazovich
LE   80  John Wachtel
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   14  Eddie Feely
RHB  23  Jack Forehand
LB   41  Gene Roberts
RE   43  John McConnaughhay
DB   44  Marion Roberts
MG   50  Bruce Darsey
LG   60  Ferrell Henry
LT   64  Jim Sims
RG   67  Jerry Bruner
RT   79  Mike Blazovich
LE   80  John Wachtel
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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10  Ed Trancygier
11  Charlie Calhoun
12  John Harllee
15  Roy Bickford
20  Dave Snyder
21  Larry Brinkley
22  Ken Russom
24  Buddy Yarbrough
29  Tom Hillabrand
40  Doug Messer
42  Paul Andrews
##  NAME
-----------------------------
52  Chuck Robinson
61  Jeff Klores
63  Gene McDowell
65  John Levings
66  Frank DeFrancesco
73  Steve Klesius
74  Bill Tyre
75  Don Donatelli
78  Joe Verbinski
85  Fred Grimes
88  Cliff Gunter

MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN 12, FLORIDA STATE 0

11/18/1961, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 19, 1961, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Mississippi Southern, offering a hard-hitting lesson in how aggressive football should be played, took Florida State to the woodshed here Saturday afternoon and administered a 12-0 walloping.

The Mississippians didn't play the game so well they made no errors. They made plenty.

But Southern shrugged off its mistakes, all but daring the Seminoles to make something out of them.

Forced 'Em

And the visitors forced errors on FSU, exacting three fumble recoveries that tore the heart out of the Seminoles' offense.

The outcome pretty much ruined an otherwise bright and warm FSU homecoming day for 18,700 fans. Southern is now 7-2.

For FSU, it was the fourth loss of the season, and none of its previous conquerors deserved to win more. The Seminoles have won four, tied one, have a final game to go, at Houston next Saturday.

Southern squeezed out a first touchdown seconds before halftime. It came on a fake field goal with Billy Coleman, down to hold, rearing up and passing to halfback Jim Havard for a 15-yard payoff.

FSU's John Wachtel blocked the extra point try, and that provided a lift - maybe too much of a lift - as the Seminoles headed into the last half behind, 6-0.

The last half was nearly all Southern's, as it turned out, with the visitors controlling the ball for much of it. Halfway through the last quarter, after FSU had flubbed opportunity at Southern's 27, the Mississippi boys got the clincher, recovering a fumble at the Tribe's 33 and moving to a TD that Don Fuell scored from six inches away.

Fumbles paved both of Southern's touchdowns, and both were scored on fourth-down plays. The recovery that set the stage for the first TD was at FSU's 47.

Some Changes

In the first half FSU probed to Southern's 25 and 39. And in the last half the Seminoles had starts at their opponent's 27 and 35. FSU never got closer than the 18.

A big reason why FSU never got any closer was 215-pound linebacker Harold Hays, quite a defender this day.

Southern lashed out with an attack that bagged 346 yards, 272 of it on the ground. The Mississipians had 20 first downs to a mere five for FSU. But defense was their big story.

If there was any bigness about FSU's story it was defense, too. The Seminoles' offense netted exactly 100 yards, with 63 running.

Southern bottled up quarterback Eddie Feely, but good. He was credited with minus-18 yards rushing, just 33 passing, on five completions in eight tries.

Wendell Campbell, brother of a former FSU line star (Curt Campbell) and a Pensacola boy, spurred Southern with 86 yards in 15 fullback runs.

Southern at times, played recklessly on offense. But its defense was good enough to take care of things when the mistakes came. FSU intercepted two passes, claimed two Southern fumbles, got the ball once when the Mississippians failed to get off a fourth-down punt, once when Southern gambled in a fourth-and-two situation and didn't make it.

FSU had a fine individual contribution from punter Charley Calhoun, who averaged 44.6 yards on six boots.

Early Move

Florida State moved after the opening kickoff up to its 47, with Gene Roberts contibuting some lively running.

Southern worked the ball to midfield with an assortment of maneuvers, including Fuell's 11-yard throw to Charley Dedwyler.

Then Jarrell Wilson put the Tribe in a hole with a 43-yard punt to the six. On third down, Calhoun punted up to FSU's 49. But Southern got no further than the 41, and Wilson's punt rolled into the end zone.

Gene Roberts found a hole that closed in a hurry and a solid tackle separated him from the ball. Billy Coleman recovered for Southern at FSU's 23.

Three straight runs by Ben McLeod cut out a first down on the 10. Even with the help of a penalty Southern got no closer than the three for a fourth-down try. Ignoring thoughts of a field goal, Southern went for six points.

Quarterback Coleman, straightened up to pitch a pass, got socked, fumbled and the Renegades took over at the five.

Soon Calhoun punted on the first play of the second quarter and Havard hauled it back to FSU's 39, but Southern was caught clipping and started from the Tribe's 44. Fuell tried a screen pass, couldn't find his man opened, and Fred Grimes led a chase that caught him for a 16-yard loss.

Fuell faded far again, should have taken another loss, but threw anyhow and Gene McDowell made a falling interception for FSU at the Southern 42.

No Good!

Feely passed to John McConnaughhay for 15, but FSU sputtered at the 25, John Harllee entered for a field-goal try from the 34. It was high and way short, with Fuell gathering the ball in at the 10 and running it back to the 29.

Southern hustled up to its 49, where Havard fumbled and McDowell recovered for the Tribe.

Feely, on a passing try, was racked for a 9-yard loss and that opportunity was quickly blunted.

A little later, FSU was backed on its 18, and Calhoun boomed a whopper of a punt 63 yards to Southern's 21.

Then Ken Russom intercepted a long Coleman pass at FSU's 44.

With Feely throwing a 9-yarder to McConnaughhay, FSU soon moved to Southern's 39. And there misery set in as Feely raised his arm to throw and got hit by Roger Hicks. The ball bounced away and Marvin Breazeale claimed it for Southern at FSU's 47.

About three minutes remained in the half, and that was enough for Southern.

A run and a short pass put Southern at the 30. Then Fuell, after an offsides penalty, rambled on a sweep 17 yards to the 17.

On fourth down at the 15, Southern faked a field goal, with Coleman throwing short to Havard, who picked up an army of blockers and just made it into the end zone as FSU defenders scrambled to get to him.

Fuell's try for the point was blocked by Wachtel.

There was time for a Feely kickoff return to FSU's 38 before the half expired.

Gamble Fails

Southern came out running strong in the third quarter and probed quickly to FSU's 44. On fourth down, needing two, Fuell gambled with a keep run. He was six inches short, and FSU took over at its 42.

FSU couldn't move and Calhoun punted to the 15. Southern pressed close to the 50, finally punted.

Russom ripped off a 10-yard gain but was ejected from the game for a personal foul, after he was tackled. Another personal-foul penalty put the Tribe further back.

Calhoun got off a 52-yard punt and Southern was on its 21 after a clipping penalty.

Third down found Southern on the 15 after an illegal-procedure penalty. Morris Meador faked a punt, got banged for a 3-yard loss. Fourth down now, and Wilson went back to punt.

He got a high snap and, with the Renegades rushing in trying to block the ball, Wilson ran from the end zone, was up to the 27 before Tom Hillabrand nailed him. FSU took over there.

Futile Bid

Gene Roberts pounded for seven, but got only two in two more runs. On fourth down, Jack Forehand was stopped inches short. Southern had held.

With the Chiefs in on defense, Southern scooted to FSU's 47 as the third quarter ran out.

In came the Renegades. With the help of a clipping penalty, they called a halt.

But Southern soon had a big shot when Gene Roberts fumbled and Fuell recovered at Florida State's 33.

Ten running plays pushed the ball across. Campbell got most of the yardage. From six inches away, Fuell sneaked across on fourth down. A passing try for two points was intercepted by Hillabrand and FSU was behind, 12-0, with 7:29 left.

On the kickoff, Southern was charged with a personal foul at the 50, and FSU got a start from the Mississippians' 35. Ed Trancygier's pass to Jim Daniel moved to the Tribe 22. Three more passes were incomplete, and another lost four yards. Southern took over at its 26.

Late Bobble

With Meador leading a charge, running and passing, Southern drove to the FSU 15, where McLeod fumbled and Chuck Robinson recovered for the Seminoles with 58 seconds to play.

There was time for three plays that found FSU still at the 15 when the horn sounded.

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

2nd   0- 0  John Harllee, 44, field goal failed
      0- 6  Opp, 10, pass (kick blocked by John Wachtel), 0:19 
4th   0-12  Opp, 1, run (pass intercepted by Tom Hillabrand), 7:28 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 5 20 Rushes-yards 36- 63 70-272 Passing 37 74 Att-Comp-Int 13-7-0 13-6-2 Total Yards 49-100 83-346 Punt Returns 2-15 5-41 Kickoff Returns 3-54 1-15 Interception Ret. 2-7 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 3-0 Punts 6-44.7 5-31.6 Fumbles-Lost 4-3 3-2 Penalties-Yds 4-49 8-105 Attendance 18,700 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Gene Roberts 13- 40 Dave Snyder 4- 12 Ken Russom 1- 11 Marion Roberts 2- 10 Buddy Yarbrough 1- 9 Tom Hillabrand 4- 7 Jack Forehand 3- 6 Ed Trancygier 2- -14 Eddie Feely 6- -18 Receiving John McConnaughhay 3- 33 Tom Hillabrand 1- 6 Marion Roberts 1- 3 Gene Roberts 1- -1 Jack Forehand 1- -4 Passing Eddie Feely 8- 5-0- 33 Ed Trancygier 5- 2-0- 4 Punt Return Tom Hillabrand 2- 15 Kickoff Return Tom Hillabrand 2- 36 Eddie Feely 1- 18 Punting Charlie Calhoun 6- 264 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Roy Bickford 9 13 22 . . . . . . . . . Gene McDowell 17 1 18 . . 1- 7 . . 1- 0 . . . Dave Snyder 9 4 13 . . . . . . . . . Chuck Robinson 7 4 11 . . . . . 1- 0 1 . . Tom Hillabrand 6 4 10 . . . . . . . . . Steve Klesius 5 3 8 . . . . . . . . . John Wachtel 5 1 6 . . . . . . . 1 . Fred Grimes 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Ken Russom . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   14  Eddie Feely
RHB  23  Jack Forehand
FB   41  Gene Roberts
RE   43  John McConnaughhay
LHB  44  Marion Roberts
C    50  Bruce Darsey
LG   63  Gene McDowell
LT   64  Jim Sims
RG   67  Jerry Bruner
RT   78  Joe Verbinski
LE   86  Jim Daniel
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB   14  Eddie Feely
DB   23  Jack Forehand
LB   41  Gene Roberts
RE   43  John McConnaughhay
DB   44  Marion Roberts
MG   50  Bruce Darsey
LG   63  Gene McDowell
LT   64  Jim Sims
RG   67  Jerry Bruner
RT   78  Joe Verbinski
LE   86  Jim Daniel
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
10  Ed Trancygier
11  Charlie Calhoun
12  John Harllee
15  Roy Bickford
20  Dave Snyder
21  Larry Brinkley
22  Ken Russom
24  Buddy Yarbrough
42  Paul Andrews
51  Larry Hood
##  NAME
-----------------------------
52  Chuck Robinson
65  John Levings
66  Frank DeFrancesco
70  Tom Slicker
73  Steve Klesius
75  Don Donatelli
80  John Wachtel
85  Fred Grimes
88  Cliff Gunter

HOUSTON 28, FLORIDA STATE 8

11/25/1961, HOUSTON, TX

From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 26, 1961, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

HOUSTON, TX - Florida State's football team now has 10 months to get ready for its next game. From the appearance of things here Saturday afternoon, the Seminoles will need every available minute of that at hard labor on pass defense.

Two quarterbacks, Don Sessions and Billy Roland, picked the Tribe to pieces with their pitches as Houston won going away 28-8.

The Cougars crowded 21 points into the second quarter and were in front 28-0, when FSU finally forged a last-period score on Ken Russom's 18-yard run with an interception.

Florida State played this one much as though the season was already over. Houston's success wrought a final 4-5-1 record for the Seminoles. The Cougars, with a lame-duck coach in Lahar (whose resignation is effective in January), are 4-4-1 with one game remaining.

The game was not quite as close as the score indicated.

Houston hit on 17 of 27 passes, but in the first half the Texans struck on 14 of 18. Sessions completed 11 of 19, after going 9-for-11 in the first two quarters. Roland was 6-for-8.

A 49-yard march, climaxed by Larry Broussard's plunge from the one, brought a first touchdown. Roland passed 13 yards to Milt Perkins for the second. Sessions threw 11 yards to Ben Howe for the third. And the fourth was a cheap one that Sessions got from the one after FSU presented the Cougars with a chance from the Seminoles' eight when a punt attempt backfired.

Touchdown Easy One

FSU's one-and-only TD was an easy one, too. Sessions was passing from his end zone when Russom intercepted and cruised in untouched. Shortly before, an FSU drive had been stopped a couple of feet from the goal.

The Seminoles, given a big lesson in ball-control by Houston in the early going, went to the air too late. They struck on 10 of 16 last-half tosses, ended the day with a 12-for-23 showing as Eddie Feely and Ed Trancygier completed six apiece.

Gene Roberts racked up 60 yards for the Tribe in 18 running tries, and Gene McDowell lead a sorely pressed defense with an unofficial total of 10 tackles.

Russom had a good day. He intercepted two Houston throws, also caught four FSU throws.

It's Not Neede

Houston used its running game sparingly. It didn't have to use it.

Florida State, which now has not won on the road since '59, has a tough road to hoe next season, for the '62 schedule calls for six big ones away - Florida, Miami, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Kentucky, Auburn.

It was a bright and quite warm (75 degrees) Texas afternoon with a mild 10-MPH wind, and the 15,000 folks sprinkled around 70,000-capacity Rice Stadium shucked their jackets and hollored for the cold-drink boys.

Houston came out throwing, with Roland faking brightly on the game's first play from scrimmage and pitching 18 yards to Bobby Brezina at the Cougars' 42.

Good Gains

With Roland contributing good gains when apparently trapped trying to pass, Houston drove all the way to FSU's 13. On fourth-and-two, Ken Bolin missed the first down by inches on a dive off the right side.

FSU worked the ball to the 32 but got a clipping penalty on Feely's 8-yard pass to John McConnaughhay and was set back to the 17. Charley Calhoun's 41-yard punt was returned seven yards to the Houston 49.

On Sessions' passing, the Cougars went all the way. He shot a 16-yarder to Larry Lindsey, then Gene Ritch converted a screen into an 11-yard pickup.

Broussard tore up the middle for nine to the 13.

FSU stiffened at the 10, as Fred Grimes caught Broussard for the fullback's first loss of the season, at the 11. But on third down, Sessions fired to Lindsey at the one. Broussard powered across on the first play of the second quarter.

The Seminoles still couldn't cut in on offense, and next time Houston got the ball it moved 67 yards in 11 plays and took a 14-0 lead.

Roland started it with a 16-yard pass to Bill McMillan. Brezina struck off five and 12 yards in a quick movement to the FSU 31. Roland passed to McMillan at the 19, then the quarterback ran to the 13. Houston made it a first down at the eight, then got penalized to the 13. On third down Roland connected with 6-3 end Perkins in the end zone.

Feely ran the kickoff back to the FSU 41 and the Tribe maneuvered across midfield for the first time on Feely's 10-yard pass to Larry Brinkley. FSU got as far as the 36 before Ritch intercepted a deflected Feely throw at the 19.

Hectic Minutes

Three hectic minutes followed before the half expired.

On four straight pass completions by Sesions, the Cougars rambled to FSU's 46. But Jeff Klores threw Sessions for a 9-yard loss and Houston was penalized, back to its 31, after which Ken Russom intercepted a Sessions toss at the FSU 45.

Two plays, and Perkins intercepted a deflected throw by Ed Trancygier at the Houston 42.

With 46 seconds left, Sessions threw to McMillan who rushed on for a 47-yard gain to the 11. On second down, Sessions found Howe with a payoff throw.

And Houton led 21-0 at intermission.

Houston's halftime lead in statistics was even bigger than that on the scoreboard. The Cougars were ahead in first downs, 16-3, in rushing yardage, 75-37, in passing yardage 193-18, and had completed 14 of 18 throws versus two of seven for the Seminoles.

The Tribe pushed to its 47 after the second-half kickoff, but Feely, rushed hard on a pass try, was downed for a loss of 9 and Calhoun kicked.

A pair of penalties and a pass spurred Houston to FSU's 30. On fourth down, Eddie Mitchamore tried a field goal from the 38. Way short.

Three plays from the 20 lost eight, and Calhoun punted. Three Sessions passes missed and Houston punted for the first time.

Three plays lost a yard and Calhoun got a low snap on a fourth-down punt try, couldn't get a hold on the ball and was swarmed under on the eight.

Sessions Throws

Sessions threw to Ritch at the one. Houston needed three plays from that short range to get it over, with Sessions sneaking for the touchdown.

Feely quartered the Renegades across the 50, with the help of a roughing penalty. But the string ran out at the 33, when Calhoun on a fake punt, was a yard short on a fourth-down run.

Trancygier took the Warriors unit on a 65-yard march that ended in frustration one-half yard short of the goal. Trancygier's 13-yard pass to Marion Roberts, a 16-yarder to Russom led to Houston's 32. Gene Roberts carried the ball seven of eight times from there. But on fourth down he was stopped short of a touchdown.

On third down, Sessions threw from the end zone. Russom plucked it at the 18 and had easy cruising to a touchdown that came with 5:44 left. Trancygier passed to Tom Hillabrand for two points.

An onsides kick failed, with Houston taking over at its 41.

But the magic was gone from the passing now, and the Cougars punted to FSU's 18.

With 1:11 to go, FSU was poised at Houston's 31 on Trancygier's passing and Russom's catches, plus a foul penalty. Then Bolin intercepted Trancygier's pass just short of the goal, ran it up to the 20.

Houston was then content to run out the clock.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
8
8
HOUSTON
0
21
7
0
28

2nd   0- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 14:56
      0-14  Opp, 13, pass (kick), 11:10
      0-21  Opp, 11, pass (kick), 0:26 
3rd   0-21  Opp, 48, field goal failed
      0-28  Opp, 1, run (kick), 3:59 
4th   8-28  Ken Russom, 18, interception return (Tom Hillabrand, pass from Ed Trancygier), 5:54 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 17 Rushes-yards 38- 67 36- 71 Passing 97 210 Att-Comp-Int 23-12-3 27-17-2 Total Yards 61-164 63-281 Punt Returns 0-0 3-13 Kickoff Returns 4-93 1-23 Interception Ret. 2-18 3-16 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 4-36.5 3-37.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 6-55 5-59 Attendance 7,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Gene Roberts 18- 60 Marion Roberts 4- 13 Tom Hillabrand 2- 9 Larry Brinkley 1- 4 Paul Andrews 1- 4 Dave Snyder 2- 4 Ken Russom 1- 4 Ed Trancygier 2- -8 Charlie Calhoun 2- -9 Eddie Feely 5- -14 Receiving Ken Russom 4- 37 Marion Roberts 3- 29 John McConnaughhay 2- 18 Larry Brinkley 1- 10 John Wachtel 1- 5 Tom Hillabrand 1- -2 Passing Ed Trancygier 12- 6-2- 58 Eddie Feely 11- 6-1- 39 Kickoff Return Gene Roberts 1- 29 Larry Brinkley 1- 22 Eddie Feely 1- 21 Dave Snyder 1- 21 Punting Charlie Calhoun 4- 146 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gene McDowell 10 . 10 . . . . . . . . . Ken Russom . . . . . 2- 18 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   14  Eddie Feely
RHB  21  Larry Brinkley
FB   41  Gene Roberts
RE   43  John McConnaughhay
LHB  44  Marion Roberts
C    50  Bruce Darsey
LG   60  Ferrell Henry
LT   64  Jim Sims
RG   67  Jerry Bruner
RT   79  Mike Blazovich
LE   86  Jim Daniel
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
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DB   14  Eddie Feely
DB   21  Larry Brinkley
LB   41  Gene Roberts
RE   43  John McConnaughhay
DB   44  Marion Roberts
MG   50  Bruce Darsey
LG   60  Ferrell Henry
LT   64  Jim Sims
RG   67  Jerry Bruner
RT   79  Mike Blazovich
LE   86  Jim Daniel
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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10  Ed Trancygier
11  Charlie Calhoun
12  John Harllee
15  Roy Bickford
20  Dave Snyder
22  Ken Russom
29  Tom Hillabrand
42  Paul Andrews
52  Chuck Robinson
##  NAME
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61  Jeff Klores
63  Gene McDowell
65  John Levings
66  Frank DeFrancesco
70  Tom Slicker
73  Steve Klesius
75  Don Donatelli
80  John Wachtel
85  Fred Grimes