Florida State Football - 1962 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
Bubba McGowan, Assistant Coach
Ken Meyer, Assistant Coach
Bill Proctor, Graduate Assistant

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1962 FSU Football Handbook

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1962 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 1962 FSU Football Handbook, page 25.

Joe Avezzano, 6-1, 205, C, Jacksonville

Winfred Bailey, 6-1, 182, HB, Atlanta, GA

Maury Bibent, 5-11, 190, HB, Cincinnati, OH

Fred Biletnikoff, 6-1, 183, E, Erie, PA - Best potential pass receiver to ever don FSU uniform...has great hands and can tote that pigskin...needs game experience but could come up with big play for the Seminoles this fall.

Jim Causey, 6-1, 210, E, Miami

Wallace Cooley, 6-3, 190, C, Dothan, AL

George D'Allesandro, 5-10, 209, FB, Fort Myers

Jack Edwards, 6-2, 215, C, Tampa - Needs game experience...works hard and is quick to learn...has size, strength, and agility...could be the answer to depth problem as offensive center.

Earl Hawkins, 6-5, 210, HB, Matoaca, VA

Dick Hermann, 6-0, 198, G, Marianna

Jim Loftin, 6-1, 180, HB, Pensacola - One of the most heralded athletes to ever enter FSU...won All-State and All-Southern honors at Escambia High...he has great speed (9.8 in the 100) and is a deceptive and maneuverable runner...has the ability to go all the way on any play.

Ed Loveless, 6-0, 165, QB, Atlanta, GA

Rod Luce, 6-2, 223, E, Melbourne

Dale MacKenzie, 6-2, 220, T, Clearwater

Bob Mangan, 6-1, 240, T, Decatur, GA

Jim Massey, 5-11, 178, QB, Cairo, GA

Les Murdock, 6-2, 210, K, Hollywood

Ralph Norman, 5-11, 180, FB, Thomasville, GA

Joe Parrish, 6-2, 195, G, Auburndale

Frank Pennie, 6-4, 229, T, Hollywood - A transfer from Ohio State where he attended on a swimming scholarship...he will have to redshirt this year...Pennie is raw, but big and strong...hard work and game experience could make Frank a fine tackle.

Ed Pritchett, 6-0, 176, FB, Decatur, GA - One of the most versatile players in the backfield...equally at home on offense or defense...capable performer at halfback...played quarterback on undefeated freshman team...moved to fullback during spring practice...a solid footballer with tremendous potential.

Jack Revell, 6-3, 205, T, Tallahassee

John Roberts, 6-0, 190, FB, Orlando

Jim Seaward, 6-1, 200, QB, Jacksonville - This former All-Stater from Jacksonville Lee is a fine all around ball player...he has a good arm and can run well...could be stiff competition for Chiefs leader...needs game experience.

Jack Shinholser, 6-1, 204, G, Tampa - Jack was an All-State and All-Southern performer in high school...he has all the physical credentials to be a good one...attitude will be the key to his success...he showed steady improvement during Spring drills.

Steve Slay, 5-10, 200, G, Atlanta, GA - Exceptional record as high school linebacker...could play same position for Renegades...needs game experience and has the determination to get it.

Phil Spooner, 5-11, 170, HB, Fort Myers

Charles Story, 6-0, 175, HB, Jacksonville - A sophomore that could develop rapidly...injured the early part of spring practice but came through with a rush the last half...a powerful runner and also a glue-fingered receiver.

Avery Sumner, 6-0, 217, T, Adel, GA

Steve Tensi, 6-5, 195, QB, Cincinnati, OH

Tom West, 6-3, 215, E, Headland, AL

Darrell Willett, 6-1, 230, T, Tifton, GA

Chester Womack, 6-1, 203, G, Doraville, GA


1962 Roster - By Name

From the 1962 FSU Football Handbook, page 22.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  76 Max Andrews           T       6-1   198  So-R      Dothan, AL (Rehobeth)
  54 Joe Avezzano          C       6-1   205  So        Jacksonville (Jackson)
* 28 Winfred Bailey        HB      6-1   182  So        Atlanta, GA (O'Keefe)
  25 Maury Bibent          HB      5-11  190  So        Cincinnati, OH (Western Hills)
* 85 Fred Biletnikoff      E       6-1   183  So        Erie, PA (Tech Memorial)
* 79 Mike Blazovich        T       6-0   220  Sr   **   Utica, NY (Bishop McDevitt)
* 21 Larry Brinkley        HB      6-0   185  Jr   *    Willoughby, OH (South)
* 67 Jerry Bruner          G       5-10  220  Jr   *    Evansville, IN (North)
* 11 Charlie Calhoun       QB-P    5-10  180  Jr   *    Tallahassee (Florida)
* 82 Jim Causey            E       6-1   210  So        Miami (Edison)
  51 Wallace Cooley        C       6-3   190  So        Dothan, AL (Dothan)
  43 George D'Allesandro   FB      5-10  209  So        Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 53 Bill Daly             C       6-1   195  Jr   *    Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 64 Bruce Darsey          C       5-11  205  Sr   **   Largo (Largo)
* 83 Bill "Red" Dawson     E       6-3   214  So-R      Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
* 55 Jack Edwards          C       6-2   215  So        Tampa (Hillsborough)
* 14 Eddie Feely           QB      5-7   159  Sr   **   Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 81 Don Floyd             E       6-1   204  So-R      Madison (Madison County)
* 88 Cliff Gunter          E       6-3   190  Jr   *    Dothan, AL (Dothan)
* 12 John Harllee          KS      6-1   209  Jr   *    Palmetto (Palmetto)
  25 Earl Hawkins          HB      6-5   210  So        Matoaca, VA (Petersburg)
* 60 Ferrell Henry         G       6-1   195  Jr-R *    Colquitt, GA (Miller County)
* 66 Dick Hermann          G       6-0   198  So        Marianna (Marianna)
* 29 Tom Hillabrand        HB      6-0   175  Sr   **   Perrysburg, OH (Perrysburg)
* 26 Keith Kinderman       HB      6-0   205  Sr   *    Chicago, IL (Crystal Lake/Gulf Coast JC)
  61 Jeff Klores           T       6-0   206  Jr   *    Miami (North Miami)
* 65 John Levings          G       6-0   214  Sr   **   Fort Worth, TX (Tremble Tech)
* 23 Jim Loftin            HB      6-1   180  So        Pensacola (Escambia)
     Ed Loveless           QB      6-0   165  So        Atlanta, GA (O'Keefe)
  80 Rod Luce              E       6-2   223  So        Melbourne
* 75 Dale MacKenzie        T       6-2   220  So        Clearwater (Clearwater)
  77 Bob Mangan            T       6-1   240  So        Decatur, GA (Saint Pius X Catholic)
  15 Jim Massey            QB      5-11  178  So        Cairo, GA (Cairo)
* 89 John McConnaughhay    E       6-0   195  Sr   **   Ocala (Ocala)
* 63 Gene McDowell         G       5-11  195  Sr   **   Waycross, GA (Waycross)
* 51 Y.C. McNease          C       6-0   220  Sr   *    Leland, MS (Leland)
* 40 Doug Messer           HB-K    6-0   183  Jr   *    LaGrange, GA (LaGrange)
     Les Murdock           K       6-2   210  So        Hollywood (South Broward)
  42 Ralph Norman          FB      5-11  180  So        Thomasville, GA (Thomasville)
  68 Joe Parrish           G       6-2   195  So        Auburndale (Auburndale)
     Frank Pennie          T       6-4   229  So        Hollywood (South Broward)
  16 Ed Pritchett          FB      6-0   176  So        Decatur, GA (Avondale)
  75 Jack Revell           T       6-3   205  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
* 41 Gene Roberts          FB      6-1   210  Jr   *    High Springs (Santa Fe)
  24 John Roberts          FB      6-0   190  So        Orlando (Boone)
* 44 Marion Roberts        FB      6-0   190  Jr   *    Ocilla, GA (Irwin County)
* 52 Chuck Robinson        C-G     5-11  215  Jr   *    East Palestine, OH (East Palestine)
* 22 Ken Russom            HB      6-0   179  Sr   **   Gainesville (Gainesville)
  15 Jim Seaward           QB      6-1   200  So        Jacksonville (Lee)
     Jack Shinholser       G       6-1   204  So        Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 71 Jim Sims              G       6-0   205  Sr   **   LaGrange, GA (LaGrange)
* 62 Steve Slay            G       5-10  200  So        Atlanta, GA (Southwest)
* 70 Tom Slicker           T       6-2   220  Sr   **   Massillon, OH (Massillon)
* 20 Dave Snyder           FB      5-10  180  Jr   *    Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
* 27 Phil Spooner          HB      5-11  170  So        Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
  24 Charles Story         HB      6-0   175  So        Jacksonville (Lee)
* 73 Avery Sumner          T       6-0   217  So        Adel, GA (Cook County)
* 84 Hank Sytsma           E       6-5   195  Jr        Sarasota (Sarasota)
* 13 Steve Tensi           QB      6-5   195  So        Cincinnati, OH (Elder)
  77 Ken Thompson          T       5-11  212  So-R      Palatka (Palatka)
* 74 Bill Tyre             T       6-2   210  Sr-R *    Sanford (Seminole)
  80 John Wachtel          E       6-0   200  Jr   *    Massillon, OH (Central)
  69 Jim Wade              G       5-10  174  Sr        Atlanta, GA (Grady)
* 86 Tom West              E       6-3   215  So        Headland, AL (Headland)
  78 Darrell Willett       T       6-1   230  So        Tifton, GA (Tift County)
  68 Chester Womack        G       6-1   203  So        Doraville, GA

1962 Roster - By Number

From the 1962 FSU Football Handbook, page 22.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Ed Loveless           QB      6-0   165  So        Atlanta, GA (O'Keefe)
     Les Murdock           K       6-2   210  So        Hollywood (South Broward)
     Frank Pennie          T       6-4   229  So        Hollywood (South Broward)
     Jack Shinholser       G       6-1   204  So        Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 11 Charlie Calhoun       QB-P    5-10  180  Jr   *    Tallahassee (Florida)
* 12 John Harllee          KS      6-1   209  Jr   *    Palmetto (Palmetto)
* 13 Steve Tensi           QB      6-5   195  So        Cincinnati, OH (Elder)
* 14 Eddie Feely           QB      5-7   159  Sr   **   Gainesville (Gainesville)
  15 Jim Massey            QB      5-11  178  So        Cairo, GA (Cairo)
  15 Jim Seaward           QB      6-1   200  So        Jacksonville (Lee)
  16 Ed Pritchett          FB      6-0   176  So        Decatur, GA (Avondale)
* 20 Dave Snyder           FB      5-10  180  Jr   *    Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
* 21 Larry Brinkley        HB      6-0   185  Jr   *    Willoughby, OH (South)
* 22 Ken Russom            HB      6-0   179  Sr   **   Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 23 Jim Loftin            HB      6-1   180  So        Pensacola (Escambia)
  24 John Roberts          FB      6-0   190  So        Orlando (Boone)
  24 Charles Story         HB      6-0   175  So        Jacksonville (Lee)
  25 Maury Bibent          HB      5-11  190  So        Cincinnati, OH (Western Hills)
  25 Earl Hawkins          HB      6-5   210  So        Matoaca, VA (Petersburg)
* 26 Keith Kinderman       HB      6-0   205  Sr   *    Chicago, IL (Crystal Lake/Gulf Coast JC)
* 27 Phil Spooner          HB      5-11  170  So        Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 28 Winfred Bailey        HB      6-1   182  So        Atlanta, GA (O'Keefe)
* 29 Tom Hillabrand        HB      6-0   175  Sr   **   Perrysburg, OH (Perrysburg)
* 40 Doug Messer           HB-K    6-0   183  Jr   *    LaGrange, GA (LaGrange)
* 41 Gene Roberts          FB      6-1   210  Jr   *    High Springs (Santa Fe)
  42 Ralph Norman          FB      5-11  180  So        Thomasville, GA (Thomasville)
  43 George D'Allesandro   FB      5-10  209  So        Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 44 Marion Roberts        FB      6-0   190  Jr   *    Ocilla, GA (Irwin County)
  51 Wallace Cooley        C       6-3   190  So        Dothan, AL (Dothan)
* 51 Y.C. McNease          C       6-0   220  Sr   *    Leland, MS (Leland)
* 52 Chuck Robinson        C-G     5-11  215  Jr   *    East Palestine, OH (East Palestine)
* 53 Bill Daly             C       6-1   195  Jr   *    Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
  54 Joe Avezzano          C       6-1   205  So        Jacksonville (Jackson)
* 55 Jack Edwards          C       6-2   215  So        Tampa (Hillsborough)
* 60 Ferrell Henry         G       6-1   195  Jr-R *    Colquitt, GA (Miller County)
  61 Jeff Klores           T       6-0   206  Jr   *    Miami (North Miami)
* 62 Steve Slay            G       5-10  200  So        Atlanta, GA (Southwest)
* 63 Gene McDowell         G       5-11  195  Sr   **   Waycross, GA (Waycross)
* 64 Bruce Darsey          C       5-11  205  Sr   **   Largo (Largo)
* 65 John Levings          G       6-0   214  Sr   **   Fort Worth, TX (Tremble Tech)
* 66 Dick Hermann          G       6-0   198  So        Marianna (Marianna)
* 67 Jerry Bruner          G       5-10  220  Jr   *    Evansville, IN (North)
  68 Joe Parrish           G       6-2   195  So        Auburndale (Auburndale)
  68 Chester Womack        G       6-1   203  So        Doraville, GA
  69 Jim Wade              G       5-10  174  Sr        Atlanta, GA (Grady)
* 70 Tom Slicker           T       6-2   220  Sr   **   Massillon, OH (Massillon)
* 71 Jim Sims              G       6-0   205  Sr   **   LaGrange, GA (LaGrange)
* 73 Avery Sumner          T       6-0   217  So        Adel, GA (Cook County)
* 74 Bill Tyre             T       6-2   210  Sr-R *    Sanford (Seminole)
* 75 Dale MacKenzie        T       6-2   220  So        Clearwater (Clearwater)
  75 Jack Revell           T       6-3   205  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
  76 Max Andrews           T       6-1   198  So-R      Dothan, AL (Rehobeth)
  77 Bob Mangan            T       6-1   240  So        Decatur, GA (Saint Pius X Catholic)
  77 Ken Thompson          T       5-11  212  So-R      Palatka (Palatka)
  78 Darrell Willett       T       6-1   230  So        Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 79 Mike Blazovich        T       6-0   220  Sr   **   Utica, NY (Bishop McDevitt)
  80 Rod Luce              E       6-2   223  So        Melbourne
  80 John Wachtel          E       6-0   200  Jr   *    Massillon, OH (Central)
* 81 Don Floyd             E       6-1   204  So-R      Madison (Madison County)
* 82 Jim Causey            E       6-1   210  So        Miami (Edison)
* 83 Bill "Red" Dawson     E       6-3   214  So-R      Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
* 84 Hank Sytsma           E       6-5   195  Jr        Sarasota (Sarasota)
* 85 Fred Biletnikoff      E       6-1   183  So        Erie, PA (Tech Memorial)
* 86 Tom West              E       6-3   215  So        Headland, AL (Headland)
* 88 Cliff Gunter          E       6-3   190  Jr   *    Dothan, AL (Dothan)
* 89 John McConnaughhay    E       6-0   195  Sr   **   Ocala (Ocala)
Lettermen listed on page 21 of the 1963 FSU Football Handbook and the Tallahassee Democrat, February 5, 1963, page 10.
From the Florida Times-Union, September 6, 1962, page 48.
FSU has lost the services of one of its brightest sophomores, for at least the first three games.

Fred Biletnikoff, 6-1 end from Erie, Pa, turned up with a foot fracture today.

Coaches had regerded Biletnikoff as potentially the finest pass receiver in FSU history. "This is a real blow," said Coach Bill Peterson. "We had been counting much on this boy."

Biletnikoff was not sure when or how he received the injury. His foot had been bothering him for a couple of days, and Monday he hobbled off the practice field. It was considered as a minor hurt until this morning when X-rays disclosed a fracture.

Editor's Note: Biletnikoff's first game as a Seminole was game No. 6 against Virginia Tech.


Les Murdock walked onto the squad in the beginning of November and started handling kickoff duties during the Florida game.

From the Florida Times-Union, September 11, 1962, page 11.
FSU's starting lineup:

The Chiefs who are expected to see more than 50 percent of the action this season and play both offense and defense:
Ends-John McConnaughhay and Jim Causey
Tackles-Tom Slicker and Jim Sims
Guards-Chuck Robinson and Gene McDowell
Center-Bruce Darsey
Quarterback-Eddie Feely
Halfbacks-Keith Kinderman and Ken Russom
Fullback-Marion Roberts

The Renegades defensive unit:
Ends-Cliff Gunter and Bill Dawson
Tackles-Bill Tyre and Avery Sumner
Guards-Ferrell Henry and Dick Hermann
Center-Bill Daly
Quarterback-Charlie Calhoun
Halhbacks-Larry Brinkley and Tom Hillabrand
Fullback-Dave Snyder

The Warriors offensive unit:
Ends-Don Floyd and Hank Sytsma
Tackles-Dale MacKenzie and Mike Blazovich
Guards-Jerry Bruner and John Levings
Cemter-Jack Edwards
Quarterback-Steve Tensi
Halfbacks-Jim Loftin and Winfred Bailey
Fullback-Gene Roberts


1962 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gene McDowell            Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American

All-Americans -  1

1962 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Don Donatelli                    C                  Houston Oilers
Tony Romeo               86      TE                 Boston Patriots
Bud Whitehead            47      DB                 San Diego Chargers

Noles in the Pros -  3

1962 Schedule and Results

       
GAME DAY
 
       
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
REC
09/15
H
CITADEL W 49- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-7
09/22
A
KENTUCKY T 0- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-5-2
09/29
H
FURMAN W 42- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-6
10/05
A
MIAMI L 6- 7
 
 
9
 
 
18
7-4
10/20
A
GEORGIA W 18- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-4-3
10/27
H
VIRGINIA TECH W 20- 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
5-5
11/03
H
HOUSTON L 0- 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
7-4
11/10
A
GEORGIA TECH T 14-14
 
 
 
15
 
11
7-3-1
11/17
A
FLORIDA L 7-20
 
 
 
 
 
 
7-4
11/24
A
AUBURN T 14-14
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-3-1
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    4- 3-3   3-1     1-2-3   0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   0- 1-1   0-0     0-1-1   0-0


1962 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

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

1962 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

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

1962 - 300 Yard Passing Club

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

1962 EOY Stats

From the 1963 FSU Football Media Guide, page 54.
Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 170 69 Points Per Game............. 17.0 6.9 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 23 10 TDs Rushing................. 10 5 TDs Passing................. 12 3 TDs Fumble Return........... 0 0 TDs Punt Return............. 0 1 TDs Interception............ 1 1 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 19-23 8-10 Kick........................ 17-20 7- 8 Pass........................ 1- 2 0- 1 Run......................... 1- 1 1- 1 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 3- 9 0- 4 SAFETY........................ 1 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 155 108 Rushing..................... 71 58 Passing..................... 72 38 Penalty..................... 12 12 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1541 1301 Yards gained rushing........ 1735 1301 Yards lost rushing.......... 194 Rushing Attempts............ 450 Average Per Rush............ 3.4 0.0 Average Per Game............ 154.1 130.1 PASSING YARDAGE............... 1596 693 Att-Comp-Int................ 223-118- 9 148- 67-14 Efficiency.................. 122.72 72.37 Average Per Pass............ 7.2 4.7 Average Per Catch........... 13.5 10.3 Average Per Game............ 159.6 69.3 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 3137 1994 Total Plays................. 673 148 Average Per Play............ 4.7 13.5 Average Per Game............ 313.7 199.4 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 15- 243 - Average Per Return.......... 16.2 0.0 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 36-322 - Average Per Return.......... 8.9 0.0 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 14-168 - Average Per Return.......... 12.0 0.0 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 19-11 28-12 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 60- 634 51- 567 Average Per Game............ 63.4 56.7 PUNTS-YARDS................... 57-2141 74-2699 Average Per Punt............ 37.6 36.5 Net punt average............ 37.6 32.1 ATTENDANCE.................... 72,200 219,264 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 4-18,050 6-36,544
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
31
41
49
49
170
Opponents
28
13
14
14
69
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Gene Roberts        10   75  312   13   299   4.0   0        29.9
Keith Kinderman     10   84  283   34   249   3.0   3        24.9
Marion Roberts           69  242    4   238   3.4   2     
Phil Spooner             49  215    1   214   4.4   2     
Eddie Feely         10   66  303   90   213   3.2   2        21.3
Jim Loftin               34  112   11   101   3.0   0     
Dave Snyder              25   96    1    95   3.8   1     
Larry Brinkley           10   55    0    55   5.5   0     
Ralph Norman              8   33    0    33   4.1   0     
Charlie Calhoun           5   23    0    23   4.6   0     
Doug Messer               3   13    0    13   4.3   0     
Steve Tensi         10   20   47   36    11   0.6   0         1.1
Winfred Bailey            2    1    4    -3  -1.5   0     

Total.........      10  450 1735  194  1541   3.4  10       154.1
Opponents.....      10      1301       1301         5       130.1


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Steve Tensi         10  115.18 121- 60- 2   .496  796   5        79.6
Eddie Feely         10  131.63  99- 56- 5   .566  768   6        76.8
Charlie Calhoun         196.80   3-  2- 1   .667   31   1     

Total.........      10  122.72 223-118- 9   .529 1596  12       159.6
Opponents.....      10   72.37 148- 67-14   .453  693   3        69.3


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Keith Kinderman     10  20   257  12.9   2        25.7
Don Floyd               14   230  16.4   2     
Ken Russom              13   226  17.4   2     
Winfred Bailey          18   205  11.4   0     
Hank Sytsma             18   204  11.3   1     
Fred Biletnikoff     5   6   118  19.7   1        23.6
Jim Loftin               6    68  11.3   1     
Jim Causey               4    63  15.8   0     
John McConnaughhay       4    61  15.3   1     
Tom Hillabrand           5    58  11.6   0     
Bill "Red" Dawson        3    37  12.3   1     
Marion Roberts           1    19  19.0   0     
Dave Snyder              1    14  14.0   0     
Phil Spooner             2    13   6.5   0     
Cliff Gunter             1     9   9.0   0     
Gene Roberts        10   1     8   8.0   0         0.8
Doug Messer              1     6   6.0   1     

Total.........      10 118  1596  13.5  12       159.6
Opponents.....      10  67   693  10.3   3        69.3


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Ken Russom            8  121  15.1  0     
Charlie Calhoun       8   99  12.4  0     
Tom Hillabrand        9   82   9.1  0     
Larry Brinkley        3   10   3.3  0     
Keith Kinderman       5    6   1.2  0     
Eddie Feely           1    4   4.0  0     
Winfred Bailey        2    0   0.0  0     

Total.........       36  322   8.9  0     
Opponent......                      1     


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Dave Snyder           4   44  11.0  1     
Tom Hillabrand        2   38  19.0  0     
Charlie Calhoun       1   24  24.0  0     
Chuck Robinson        1   18  18.0  0     
Keith Kinderman       1   16  16.0  0     
Larry Brinkley        1   16  16.0  0     
Ralph Norman          1   12  12.0  0     
Ken Russom            1    0   0.0  0     
Bill "Red" Dawson     1    0   0.0  0     
Y.C. McNease          1    0   0.0  0     

Total.........       14  168  12.0  1     
Opponent......                      1     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Keith Kinderman       4    68 17.0  0     
Dave Snyder           4    60 15.0  0     
Tom Hillabrand        0    26       0     
Eddie Feely           2    23 11.5  0     
Ken Russom            1    19 19.0  0     
Phil Spooner          1    17 17.0  0     
Gene Roberts          1    16 16.0  0     
Steve Tensi           1    14 14.0  0     
Charlie Calhoun       1     0  0.0  0     

Total.........       15   243 16.2  0     
Opponent......                      0     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Bill "Red" Dawson     2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Charlie Calhoun       1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Doug Messer           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Chuck Robinson        1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Dave Snyder           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
 Team                 1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bruce Darsey          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Gene McDowell         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Cliff Gunter          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Jack Edwards          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Avery Sumner          1    0   0.0  0   .    0

Total.........       12        0.0  0        1
Opponent......       11        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Keith Kinderman       5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Doug Messer           1   3-8    12-13   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    27
Eddie Feely           2   0-0     0-0    1-1   0   1-1   0   0    14
Ken Russom            2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Don Floyd             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
Dave Snyder           2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Phil Spooner          2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Jim Loftin            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Fred Biletnikoff      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
Bill "Red" Dawson     1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Hank Sytsma           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
John Harllee          0   0-1     5-7    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     5
Gene Roberts          0   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0     2
Chuck Robinson        0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   1     2
Steve Tensi           0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-1   0   0     0
====================================================================
FSU                  23   3-9    17-20   1-1   1   1-2   0   1   170
Opponent             10   0-5     7-8    1-1   0   0-1   0   0    69
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Keith Kinderman
3
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Doug Messer
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Eddie Feely
2
.
6
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ken Russom
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Don Floyd
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Marion Roberts
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Dave Snyder
1
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Phil Spooner
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jim Loftin
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Fred Biletnikoff
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
John McConnaughhay
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Bill "Red" Dawson
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Hank Sytsma
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Charlie Calhoun
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
Steve Tensi
.
.
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
10
12
12
1
.
.
.
.
.
Opponents
5
3
3
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         10  165   213  768   981  98.1
Steve Tensi         10  141    11  796   807  80.7
Gene Roberts        10   75   299    0   299  29.9
Keith Kinderman     10   84   249    0   249  24.9
Marion Roberts           69   238    0   238
Phil Spooner             49   214    0   214
Jim Loftin               34   101    0   101
Dave Snyder              25    95    0    95
Larry Brinkley           10    55    0    55
Charlie Calhoun           8    23   31    54
Ralph Norman              8    33    0    33
Doug Messer               3    13    0    13
Winfred Bailey            2    -3    0    -3

Total.........      10  673  1541 1596  3137 313.7
Opponent......      10  148  1301  693  1994 199.4


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Doug Messer           3- 8  .375  0- 0  3- 6  0- 2  0- 0  0- 0 29
John Harllee          0- 1  .000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 1  0- 0  0- 0  0
FG SEQUENCE Doug Messer John Harllee
CITADEL
None
None
KENTUCKY
None
35
FURMAN
None
None
MIAMI
(29), (27), 35
None
GEORGIA
(27)
None
VIRGINIA TECH
27, 21
None
HOUSTON
None
None
GEORGIA TECH
26
None
FLORIDA
None
None
AUBURN
35
None
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Charlie Calhoun     55 2083  37.9                     
Eddie Feely          2   58  29.0                     

Total.........      57 2141  37.6                     
Opponent......      74 2699  36.5                     


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Keith Kinderman     10  249   257    6   68   16    0  596  59.6
Ken Russom                0   226  121   19    0    0  366
Gene Roberts        10  299     8    0   16    0    0  323  32.3
Marion Roberts          238    19    0    0    0    0  257
Phil Spooner            214    13    0   17    0    0  244
Eddie Feely         10  213     0    4   23    0    0  240  24.0
Don Floyd                 0   230    0    0    0    0  230
Dave Snyder              95    14    0   60   44    0  213
Hank Sytsma               0   204    0    0    0    0  204
Tom Hillabrand            0    58   82   26   38    0  204
Winfred Bailey           -3   205    0    0    0    0  202
Jim Loftin              101    68    0    0    0    0  169
Charlie Calhoun          23     0   99    0   24    0  146
Fred Biletnikoff     5    0   118    0    0    0    0  118  23.6
Larry Brinkley           55     0   10    0   16    0   81
Jim Causey                0    63    0    0    0    0   63
John McConnaughhay        0    61    0    0    0    0   61
Ralph Norman             33     0    0    0   12    0   45
Bill "Red" Dawson         0    37    0    0    0    0   37
Steve Tensi         10   11     0    0   14    0    0   25   2.5
Doug Messer              13     6    0    0    0    0   19
Chuck Robinson            0     0    0    0   18    0   18
Cliff Gunter              0     9    0    0    0    0    9

Total.........      10 1541  1596  322  243  168    0 3870 387.0
Opponent......      10 1301   693    0    0    0    0 1994 199.4


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dave Snyder               .    .     .      .            .          4- 44   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Tom Hillabrand            .    .     .      .            .          2- 38   .    .    .      .   .   .
Charlie Calhoun           .    .     .      .            .          1- 24   .    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Chuck Robinson            .    .     .      .            .          1- 18   .    .   1-  0   .   .   1
Larry Brinkley            .    .     .      .            .          1- 16   .    .    .      .   .   .
Keith Kinderman     10    .    .     .      .            .          1- 16   .    .    .      .   .   .
Ralph Norman              .    .     .      .            .          1- 12   .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill "Red" Dawson         .    .     .      .            .          1-  0   .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Y.C. McNease              .    .     .      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Ken Russom                .    .     .      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Bruce Darsey              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Cliff Gunter              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Gene McDowell             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   1   .
Doug Messer               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Avery Sumner              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Jack Edwards              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
 Team                     .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Wallace Cooley            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Levings              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Joe Avezzano              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Winfred Bailey            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Fred Biletnikoff     5    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dick Hermann              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Les Murdock               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Steve Tensi         10    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jack Shinholser           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chester Womack            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Rod Luce                  .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jim Loftin                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Tyre                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Blazovich            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Eddie Feely         10    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ferrell Henry             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John McConnaughhay        .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jim Sims                  .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tom Slicker               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jim Wade                  .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Max Andrews               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jerry Bruner              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Daly                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Don Floyd                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Harllee              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jeff Klores               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Gene Roberts        10    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Marion Roberts            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Hank Sytsma               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ken Thompson              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Wachtel              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Maury Bibent              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jim Causey                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
George D'Allesandro       .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Earl Hawkins              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ed Loveless               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dale MacKenzie            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bob Mangan                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Joe Parrish               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ed Pritchett              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jack Revell               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jim Seaward               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Steve Slay                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Phil Spooner              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Charles Story             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tom West                  .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Darrell Willett           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jim Massey                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Frank Pennie              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Roberts              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .

FLORIDA STATE 49, CITADEL 0

09/15/1962, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 16, 1962, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Jeff, shake hands with Mutt!

Eddie Feely, a senior who stands 5-7, and Steve Tensi, a sophomore who stands 6-5, made it all look ridiculously easy here Saturday night as they passed Florida State's football team to a 49-0 victory over the Citadel.

It was a stunning debut for the towering Tensi, who reportedly had 70 scholarship offers when he was a high school lad in Cincinnati. He threw seven times, completed every one, three for touchdowns.

The experienced leader of FSU's most experienced team ever, Feely passed 11 times. He completed nine, two for touchdowns. And he ran for another.

It was strictly no contest. The Citadel, Southern Conference Champions last year, never forged a real threat.

QUARTERLY SCORE

In what turned out to be a warmup for next Saturday's joust with Kentucky in Lexington, the Seminoles scored in every quarter.

Touchdowns came, in succession, on:
(1) Feely's 3-yard dance from the three
(2) Tensi's 3-yard pass to Keith Kinderman
(3) Marion Robert's 1-yard smash
(4) Tensi's 7-yard toss to Doug Messer
(5) Feely's 9-yard strike to Ken Russom
(6) Tensi's 53-yard pass collaboration with Don Floyd
(7) Feely's 16-yard throw to Kinderman.

In between, Chuck Robinson nailed Converse Chellis for a safety after the Citadel halfback had the courage to intercept a pass just short of the goal.

A crowd of 18,200 whooped it up in fine opening-game style on a warm, humid night.

FSU's defense was as impressive as its attack, with coach Bill Peterson rotating his 3-team system with marked effectiveness. The Citadel got only 22 yards rushing and was minus 2 on passing, completing only three of 13 throws.

The Seminoles, with a net offensive yardage of 503, rolled up 206 on the ground, 297 via air on its 16 connections in 19 pass attempts.

THE TOTALS

Kinderman caught four passes for 87 yards, Floyd three for 82, Russom three for 42. Marion Roberts led FSU's ground game with five runs for 40 yards as 11 Seminoles shared the running.

Feely's pass yardage was 189, Tensi's 108.

Russom was among several impressive performers. He set up one TD with a punt return, ran another punt 58 yards for a TD that was nullified by a clipping penalty.

Gene Roberts ran with authority, getting 31 yards in six tries and showing no signs of being hampered by a knee injury that plagued him last season.

It took the Seminoles seven minutes to get a first touchdown on the boards.

The Citadel couldn't move after receiving the season-opening kickoff, and on third down Kinderman picked off a pass tossed by left halfback Eddie Taylor and steamed from midfield to the Cadets' 32.

On an end sweep, Kinderman found a reception committee waiting, lost three, and Feely overthrew him when he was open on the next play. Charley Calhoun punted neatly, and Hank Sytsma downed it for FSU at the Citadel three.

After Gene McDowell threw Bobby Jackson for a loss of seven, neutralizing a like gain by Taylor, Clyde Marsh punted.

Ken Russom gathered it in at FSU's 45, dug down the sidelines to the Citadel 20. This bright runback brought a quick payoff.

FEELY SCORES

After a holding penalty, nullifying a pass from Feely to Russom on the 13, Feely lofted a long one that Kinderman tucked in for a 35-yard gain to the three. Feely slanted on a dancing dodge of opponents and scored on the following play.

With the first unit Chiefs off to such a confident start, the offensive-unit Warriors were presented a chance to show their worth after Avery Sumner recovered a fumble by Nick Diloreto at the Citadel 39.

Tensi directed smartly. Gene Robert's 8-yard smash up the middle led to the 25. Tensi passed to Red Dawson on the nine. Roberts got four, Kinderman two, then Tensi threw three yards to Kinderman for a touchdown.

Early in the second quarter, the Seminoles moved from their 30 to the Cadets' 19, with two Feely passes to Sytsma sparking the push.

ROBINSON FORCES SAFETY

Converse Chellis intercepted a Feely toss - but guard Chuck Robinson drove him back from the four into the end zone for a safety that brought a 16-0 FSU lead.

Tensi returned the kickoff 15 yards to the Citadel 49. A bit later, Marion Roberts pounded off tackle, cut back to the sidelines, and rambled 32 yards to the one, from where he scored a couple of plays later.

Shortly, Tensi took the Tribe on an aerial assault that gulped up much of the 90 yards for a TD two minutes before halftime. Two penalties, coupled with a Tensi pass, got FSU out of a hole at its 10. Tensi then threw to Gene Roberts for 13 at the Citadel 46. Two plays later he hit Don Floyd for 16 at the 25, Floyd again for 14 at the 11. Messer smashed for four, then caught a pass from Tensi in the end zone.

That made it 29-0 at intermission.

There were some boomerang fireworks by the Seminoles early in the third-quarter action.

Feely threw a 40-yard pass that John McConnaughhay grabbed in pro-type fashion at the 19. But Feely fumbled on the next play and Hugh Bradburn claimed the ball for the visitors.

RUSSOM RUN NULLIFIED

Then Russom pranced down the sidelines 58 yards on a punt runback. But the touchdown was nullified, and FSU set back to its 32, by a clipping penalty.

Two personal-foul penalties against the Citadel culminated in the ejection of end Bill Boyte, a Lake Wales senior.

Three runs led to the Cadets' 35. Feely snapped a pass to Russom at the nine, then threw to the other side on the following play and Russom converted it into a touchdown.

Then they played a little tit-and-tat.

FSU's defensive unit, the Renegades, went on the attack and marched methodically, with Larry Brinkley setting the pace, going 49 yards to the Citadel's 31, sticking to the ground all the way.

Then the Citadel held.

KINDERMAN SCORES AGAIN

With the last quarter half gone, Feely threw a medium-long pass to Kinderman, who bulled on for a 39-yard net to the 16. Next play, Feely faked to his right, again threw to Kinderman at his left. That was touchdown No. 7.

FSU had another crack after a 25-yard runback of a punt by Tom Hillabrand to the Citadel 18. But Dwight Street intercepted Calhoun's pass to call a halt to the threat.

The Seminoles were knocking again, just inside Citadel territory, when time ran out.

It was the biggest margin of triumph for FSU since Louisville was thrashed 59-0, by its Sun Bowl team of 1954.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CITADEL
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
14
15
13
7
49

1st   7- 0  Eddie Feely, 3, run (John Harllee, kick), 7:47 
     14- 0  Keith Kinderman, 3, pass from Steve Tensi (John Harllee, kick), 2:04 
2nd  16- 0  Chuck Robinson, safety, 11:17
            Note: Robinson tackled a Citadel defensive back in the end  
                  zone after he had intercepted a pass.                 
     23- 0  Marion Roberts, 1, run (John Harllee, kick), 8:49 
     29- 0  Doug Messer, 7, pass from Steve Tensi (John Harllee, kick failed), 2:12 
3rd  36- 0  Ken Russom, 9, pass from Eddie Feely (John Harllee, kick), 7:53 
     42- 0  Don Floyd, 53, pass from Steve Tensi (John Harllee, kick failed), 3:39 
4th  49- 0  Keith Kinderman, 16, pass from Eddie Feely (John Harllee, kick), 7:41 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 2 Rushes-yards 49-109 29- 22 Passing 297 1 Att-Comp-Int 19-16-1 13-2-0 Total Yards 68-406 42-23 Punt Returns 4-65 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-14 8-94 Interception Ret. 1-16 2-10 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 1-27.0 8-36.9 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1 Penalties-Yds 6-70 2-30 Attendance 18,200 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Marion Roberts 5- 43 Keith Kinderman 9- 35 Larry Brinkley 6- 32 Gene Roberts 6- 31 Ralph Norman 4- 20 Charlie Calhoun 2- 16 Doug Messer 3- 13 Eddie Feely 5- 11 Steve Tensi 4- 4 Jim Loftin 4- 3 Winfred Bailey 1- 1 Receiving Keith Kinderman 4- 87 Don Floyd 3- 82 Ken Russom 3- 42 John McConnaughhay 1- 41 Hank Sytsma 2- 12 Bill "Red" Dawson 1- 9 Marion Roberts 1- 8 Doug Messer 1- 6 Passing Eddie Feely 11- 9-0-189 Steve Tensi 7- 7-0-108 Charlie Calhoun 1- 0-1- 0 Punt Return Ken Russom 1- 32 Larry Brinkley 2- 23 Don Floyd 1- 10 Kickoff Return Steve Tensi 1- 14 Punting Chuck Calhoun 1- 27 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Avery Sumner . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Chuck Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Keith Kinderman . . . . . 1- 16 . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 0, KENTUCKY 0

09/22/1962, LEXINGTON, KY

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 23, 1962, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

LEXINGTON, KY - A Florida State football team that looked quite a bit the better of the two settled, somewhat unhappily, for a 0-0 tie with Kentucky in a bruising battle here Saturday night.

The Seminoles outgunned Coach Charley Bradshaw's attrition-depleted Wildcats from the start.

They outran Kentucky, 137 yards to 29; outpassed Kentucky, 94 yards to 76; out-first-downed Kentucky, 13 to six.

Penalties helped key the frustration of an FSU team that had rather erroneously been pegged an underdog. The Seminoles had 70 yards stepped off against them. Kentucky only 40.

TEAMS MISFIRE

Both teams misfired on field-goal tries. FSU went for three after penetrating to the 18 in the second quarter. Kentucky tried in the third quarter after going to FSU's 1, then getting rocked back to the 19. Neither attempt was close.

Kentucky's move to FSU's 11, primarily on Jerry Woolum's 31-yard pass to Tom Hutchinson, was the deepest the home team ever got. On only two other occasions was Kentucky across midfield, at the 44 and 46.

THERE SIX TIMES

FSU was in Kentucky territory six times, including five in the fist half as punter Charley Calhoun kept the Wildcats backed up with punts until intermission. Calhoun boots, in the first half, were stopped dead on Kentucky's 26, 3, 15, 12 and 4.

The Seminoles' offensive bids, in succession, went to Kentucky's 36, 43, 18, 35, 15 and 23.

That movement to the 18 was hobbled by a penalty and culminated with the futile field-goal try. A penalty also nipped the bid at the 15. Another penalty figured in FSU getting stopped on the 15.

WOOLUM 7 OF 10

Woolum completed seven of 10 passes for Kentucky's 76 air yards. Ed Feely hit on eight of 15 for 60 in the FSU cause.

FSU's soph throwing star, Steve Tensi, hit only three of nine as FSU threw 24 times.

Feely led FSU's running game with 47 yards in 11 runs. Marion Roberts got 46 in 11. Keith Kinderman, confined to 17 yards on six running tries, caught four of the passes.

Hutchinson grabbed three of Woolum's tosses for 51 yards.

It was a mild, slightly humid evening with the temperature in the low 70s. There had been no rain. A crowd of 34,000 looked on. After winning the coin toss and choosing to receive, FSU drove, in runs off its left side, up to its 45, as Marion Roberts spurred the push from the 28 with nine yards in two carries. There Feely was stopped on an option, a pass was incomplete. Charley Calhoun punted to the Kentucky 28.

LINE BOWS UP

A couple of plays, and Woolum's flat pass to Darrell Cox netted 18, to FSU's 48. The FSU line bowed up, threw Perky Bryant and Woolum for successive losses of two yards each. Cox's punt rolled into the end zone.

In moved the FSU offensive unit. Phil Spooner and Gene Roberts got from the 20 to the 35 in three runs. Steve Tensi passed to Spooner at the 41. A personal foul a play later put the Seminoles in striking position at Kentucky's 42. Spooner whacked to the 36.

Then Tensi went back to the air. Two fell incomplete. Calhoun punted, and FSU downed the rolling ball on the Kentucky three.

Woolum sneaked a couple of times for little gain, and Cox punted out of the hole, to midfield. FSU got as far as the Wildcats' 43 before tackle Junior Hawthorne decked Tensi for minus 10. Calhoun punted to the 15 just before the quarter ended.

ROBERTS DASHES

Marion Roberts, after a Kentucky punt to FSU's 42, dashed 11 yards to the Wildcats' 47. Feely spun wide, knocked off 13 to the 34, and FSU had the ball at the 19 after a personal foul. Keith Kinderman powered to the 10, but a clipping penalty nullified and the Seminoles were set back on their 35.

Feely passed to Ken Russom at the 18, but two more throws went awry. John Harllee went for a field goal. It was much wide.

Shortly, FSU was threatening again as Feely fired strikes to Kinderman for 10 and 13 yards in a push to the Kentucky 35. But, on third down, soph tackle Paul Pisani tossed Feely for minus 11, Calhoun punted to the 12.

After three plays, aggressive FSU linemen had Kentucky back on its five. Cox punted and Tom Hillabrand returned it seven yards to Kentucky's 36. Tensi's 19-yard pass to Winfred Bailey brought a first down on the 15. But a fumble for a yard loss, plus a roughing penalty against the Seminoles, knocked FSU back to the 31. Calhoun's punt was on the four.

Hillabrand returned a punt eight yards to the Kentucky 29 on the last play of the half.

WILDCATS CONFINED

Except for Kentucky's first offensive series, FSU had kept the Wildcats confined in the shadow of their own goal during all the half. Only once - excusing that early penetration to FSU's 44 - did Kentucky get as far as its own 25.

FSU had restricted Kentucky to one first down, 17 yards running, 28 passing. The Seminoles had seven first downs, 47 running, 68 throwing.

Kentucky got a second first down, on its third pass completion in as many attempts thus far in the game, just after the second-half kickoff, as Woolum passed to Dave Gash at the Wildcats' 31. But that was all, and Cox kicked.

An FSU move to midfield, on a Feely-Kinderman pass, was cancelled on an illegal-receiver downfield call. Back on his 25, Feely tossed a long one that Russom snagged, juggled and dropped at Kentucky's 33.

SUMNER THROWS WOOLUM

Cox almost got loose on a punt return to FSU's 48, but a clip penalty put the Cats on their 36. Avery Sumner bagged Woolum for a loss of eight, and Butch Gunter tackled the quarterback for minus two on the following play.

Hillabrand raced down the sidelines with a Cox punt, as flags went down. He went the route, but it was obviously no play. The Seminoles were knocked back to their 23 on a clipping call, then to the 18 on an offsides assessment. FSU worked the ball to its 34 and Calhoun's punt was returned 10 yards to the Kentucky 39 by Cox.

WILDCATS MOVE

Suddenly, Kentucky moved, on two big third-down passes. Woolum threw the first one to end Jim Komara, for eight yards to the 50. Two plays later, Hutchinson grabbed one for 32 yards, catching it between two defenders at the 15.

Perky Bryant got three yards, Woolum one. Then Woolum lost eight to the 19. Clarkie Mayfield tried a field goal from the 25 on the next-to-last play of the third quarter. No good.

FSU marched 57 yards to frustration.

Feely and Marion Roberts, in four alternating runs, carried FSU to its 45. Kinderman got four and Feely six. In two runs, Marion Roberts took the Tribe to the 31. Feely's 6-yard dash helped FSU to the 23, where, on fourth-down-and-two, strange things happened.

FSU PENALIZED

Harllee went in with the kicking tee, then came out. FSU got penalized five for illegal procedure. Feely passed to Bailey and he got back to the 23, and Kentucky declined an offside penalty against the Seminoles, taking over there.

With Bryant springing through for 15 yards, and Woolum throwing to Hutchinson for 10, Kentucky moved to FSU's 46 and a first down. Three plays later the Wildcats were a yard farther back. Cox punted and a Kentuckian downed the ball on the FSU 11 with a bit over five minutes left.

FEELY PASSES

Daring much, Feely threw two successive passes to Kinderman that got the Tribe to its 28. On third down at the 30, Feely threw long and Gary Steward intercepted at the Kentucky 49.

Two minutes, 40 seconds remained as Kentucky called time out.

Woolum promptly lost 12 as he went back to passing, tripping and then getting swarmed. Then he fumbled, lost three more, back to his 35. Woolum then dropped back, tossed on in the flat to Cox, who was quickly socked with a 15-yard loss. From the 20, Cox punted and FSU had a crack at its 38 with a minute to go.

Feely found no one open on two plays, had to run both times, getting to his 46. And that was all.

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

2nd   0- 0  John Harllee, 35, field goal failed, 8:09 
3rd   0- 0  Opp, 36, field goal failed


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 6 Rushes-yards 39-137 39- 29 Passing 94 76 Att-Comp-Int 42-11-1 10-7-0 Total Yards 81-231 49-105 Punt Returns 4-22 2-13 Kickoff Returns 1-18 1-6 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-1 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 7-35.3 10-38.1 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-0 Penalties-Yds 70 40 Attendance 34,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Eddie Feely 11- 47 Marion Roberts 11- 46 Gene Roberts 4- 20 Phil Spooner 5- 18 Keith Kinderman 6- 17 Steve Tensi 2- -11 Receiving Winfred Bailey 3- 34 Ken Russom 3- 34 Keith Kinderman 4- 20 Phil Spooner 1- 6 Passing Eddie Feely 15- 8-1- 60 Steve Tensi 9- 3-0- 34 Punt Return Tom Hillabrand 2- 15 Ken Russom 2- 7 Kickoff Return Ken Russom 1- 18 Punting Charlie Calhoun 7- 247

FLORIDA STATE 42, FURMAN 0

09/29/1962, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 30, 1962, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Slashing for three last-quarter touchdowns, Florida State cut down a rather interesting but rather outmanned Furman football team, 42-0, here Saturday night.

The Seminoles remained unscored upon after three games but Furman, stubborn and hard-running, put a crimp in FSU's proud defensive statistics.

FSU's first two foes, the Citadel and Kentucky, managed only 51 yards rushing, combined, against the Tribe. Furman, which had ran for 704 yards while winning its first two games, pounded FSU defenders for 148.

FSU ran up the biggest one-game yardage total in its history, a staggering 526 yards, with 287 on the ground. That topped the 514 gained against the Citadel in 1959. FSU's 31 first downs was probably a school record, too, but it couldn't be immediately verified.

It was a 7-0 ball game two minutes before halftime and FSU couldn't count this one in the bag until it got a third-quarter score for a 20-0 lead.

FSU touchdowns, in succession, came like this:
(1) Eddie Feely's 22-yard pass to Ken Russom
(2) Steve Tensi's 15-yard throw to Don Floyd
(3) Feely's 9-yard run
(4) Marion Roberts' smash from the one
(5) Phil Spooner's 7-yard plunge up the middle
(6) Charley Calhoun's 18-yard toss to Red Dawson.

It was, in truth, pretty much a sloppy affair after FSU counted its 20th point. The Seminoles had a whopping 125 yards in penalties walked off on them during the evening.

A band-night crowd, estimated at 17,500, watched FSU warm up for Friday night's Orange Bowl date against University of Miami with more than a little early alarm.

Furman was across midfield the first three times it got the ball, at FSU's 38, 34 and 17. The Paladins also penetrated to the Tribe 42 before the half. Once Furman waged a successful goal-line stand after the Seminoles pushed to the one.

TOP RUNNER

Individually, Marion Roberts continued as FSU's top runner, gaining 71 yards in 14 carries. Feely ran nine times for 47. Most encouraging to Coach Bill Peterson was Jim Loftin's 44 yards in six runs, including one 41-yard jaunt that paved a touchdown. The Pensacola sophomore had been billed as FSU's best break-away threat in years but was slowed by an ankle injury in the first two games.

Feely hit five of eight passes for 97 yards, Tensi on eight of 17 for 111, Calhoun on two of two for 31. Floyd, Spooner and Keith Kinderman grabbed three throws apiece.

Danny Donovan, slippery little (5-9, 165) Furman quarterback transfer from New Hampshire, ripped out 65 yards in five trips, with one 45-yarder on a bootleg. That sparked Furman's ground game. Elliott Keller got 47 in 12 runs, John Cook 46 in nine.

While FSU connected on 15 of 27 passes for 239 yards, Furman bagged just six of 13 for 44.

Early indications are that FSU came out of this game with more injuries than it did against either of its first two foes. Feely, end Butch Gunter and tackle Dale MacKenzie all have bruised hips, Kinderman a briused chest. Team physician Dr. R.P. Johnson said, however, that he didn't think the injuries were serious enough to sideline any of the four in Miami on Friday.

Furman announced it "had come to play" in the first minutes of action.

The Paladins checked FSU short of a first down after the game-opening kick. Then, on their first offensive play, Elloitt Keller went tearing off his left side for 13 yards, and John Cook got six more on the Paladins' second play.

Came fourth-and-2 at Furman's 44, and Jim Sumner went back to punt. It was a daring fake all the way, and Sumner raced wide for 15 yards to FSU's 41.

Furman stalled, losing five yards after three plays. Sumner punted, a beaut of a 45-yarder out on the FSU one.

SEMINOLES SCORE

So, the Seminoles marched 99 yards for a touchdown.

Marion Roberts, in three cracks at the line, picked up 12. Feely's 16-yard darting lifted the Tribe further out of the hole. Feely's short flip to Keith Kinderman gained 14.

Feely slipped loose for about seven and across the midfield stripe, and the Paladins got penalized 15 more, to their 29, for a personal foul. Marion Roberts dug to the 22.

Then Feely maneuvered to his left, twisted to his right and finally threw to Russom, who caught the ball just at the goal line and stepped over for six points.

Furman promptly forged another threat after Sumner returned the kickoff 25 yards to the Paladins' 45. FSU got penalized 15 for a foul, and the visitors had a shot from the Tribe 40. They got no further than the 34, however, as Elton Brunty just missed Bill Chastain with a long toss into the end zone. Sumnter punted out on the nine.

FSU PUNTS

On short thumps, FSU maneuvered up to its 40, where Furman forced a punt.

And here came Furman on another tear.

Donovan slipped away on a slick bootleg play, sprinted 45 yards to FSU's 25, where Gene McDowell finally bagged him.

Donovan passed to Rodger Senter for eight, and then the quarterback broke to the six. But a clipping penalty erased Donovan's run. Back at the 29, Brownie Cordell went for a long field goal attempt. It was much short.

FEELY THROWS

Feely hit Kinderman with a 25-yard pass. Marion Roberts ripped for nine, to the Furman 43. Feely got six, then passed to Kinderman a 25-yard gain to the 11.

On second down, Feely struck off seven to the one just inches short of a first down. But Kinderman was dropped for a 2-yard loss, and Feely was short of a first down on a squirming try through the middle. Furman took over.

Shortly, Charley Calhoun returned a Furman punt 12 yards to the FSU 47. Tensi took the Warriors unit on a scoring drive from there.

The tall quarterback, after misfiring twice, passed to Floyd for 13. Then Tensi ran for 13 more. He nailed Loftin with a 12-yard pass to the 25, promptly hit Loftin again for 10 to the 15. Immediately, Tensi lofted one over the middle to Floyd, who grabbed it at the goal and scored.

A bit over a minute remained in the half.

Donovan reeled off a 17-yard run and Furman was knocking across midfield. But Larry Brinkley intercepted a pass tossed by lefthanded right-half Chastain to nip that one just before the half-time whistle.

With the third-quarter kickoff, Furman again moved. Cook pounded for 19 yards to put the Paladins at FSU's 47. Three more runs led to the 31. On fourth down, needing five, Cook was dumped by John McConnaughhay for a loss of nine and FSU took over at its 40.

Marion Roberts went wide, to the 50.

LOFTIN GAINS

Then Loftin cracked over left guard, cut to the outside and raced 41 yards to the nine, where Sumner got him from behind.

Feely then headed up the middle, cut to his left and cruised over the goal without a hand laid on him. That boosted things to 20-0.

Things got dull for awhile, then the defensive-unit Renegades paved a fourth payoff.

With Calhoun quarterbacking, the Renegades pushed the ball 45 yards from FSU's 36. Ralph Norman racked 14 yards in three runs. Calhoun passed to Dave Snyder for 14, and Snyder on the next play ran for 14 more. Norman took it to the 19 with a 3-yard sweep on the last play of the third quarter.

Then the first-unit Chiefs came in to cash the six points.

Feely got four. Marion Roberts smashed for nine, to the six. Feely raced wide, to the one. In two raps at the middle, Marion Roberts scored. Feely sprinted for two points, making it 28-0.

A bit later, Tensi's 26-yard pass to Floyd led to the Furman 20. Two 15-yard penalties stopped that exploration.

But when Calhoun punted, Jerry Thomas fumbled on a fair-catch attempt, Jack Edwards recovering, and FSU had a shot at the Furman 25.

PENALTY HELPS

A roughing penalty got the Tribe to the 13. Spooner got three, Gene Roberts three more to the seven. Then Spooner scored on a quick splash through the middle.

Then Tom Hillabrand intercepted a Donovan pass at midfield, steamed to Furman's 16. Snyder sliced to the six but it was erased, on a holding penalty, and FSU set back to the 29. Larry Brinkley got loose for eleven.

Calhoun passed to Dawson on the three, and he dug for FSU's sixth TD.

Furman had a 40-yard pass play, Brunty to Thomas at the FSU three, rubbed out by a backfield-in-motion call.

FSU was knocking at the 15, on a 30-yard pass play, Tensi to Winfred Bailey, when the end came.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FURMAN
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
7
6
7
22
42

1st   7- 0  Ken Russom, 22, pass from Eddie Feely (Doug Messer, kick), 3:52 
2nd   7- 0  Opp, 51, field goal failed, 9:48 
     13- 0  Don Floyd, 15, pass from Steve Tensi (Doug Messer, kick failed), 1:32 
3rd  20- 0  Eddie Feely, 9, run (Doug Messer, kick), 10:37
4th  28- 0  Marion Roberts, 3, run (Eddie Feely, run), 12:59
     35- 0  Phil Spooner, 7, run (Doug Messer, kick), 6:07 
     42- 0  Bill "Red" Dawson, 17, pass from Charlie Calhoun (Doug Messer, kick), 3:53 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 31 11 Rushes-yards 58-290 41-157 Passing 236 44 Att-Comp-Int 25-14-0 13-6-2 Total Yards 83-526 54-201 Punt Returns 2-21 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-16 6-92 Interception Ret. 2-36 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 4-34.8 6-40.7 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 9-125 6-69 Attendance 17,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Marion Roberts 14- 61 Eddie Feely 9- 57 Jim Loftin 6- 44 Phil Spooner 6- 34 Steve Tensi 3- 26 Gene Roberts 7- 25 Dave Snyder 1- 13 Ralph Norman 1- 13 Larry Brinkley 1- 11 Keith Kinderman 5- 8 Charlie Calhoun 1- 2 Winfred Bailey 1- -4 Receiving Keith Kinderman 3- 65 Don Floyd 3- 53 Winfred Bailey 1- 32 Ken Russom 2- 32 Jim Loftin 3- 23 Bill "Red" Dawson 1- 17 Dave Snyder 1- 14 Passing Steve Tensi 15- 7-0-108 Eddie Feely 8- 5-0- 97 Charlie Calhoun 2- 2-0- 31 Punt Return Tom Hillabrand 1- 12 Charlie Calhoun 1- 9 Kickoff Return Eddie Feely 1- 16 Punting Charlie Calhoun 4- 139 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jack Edwards . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Larry Brinkley . . . . . 1- 16 . . . . . . Tom Hillabrand . . . . . 1- 20 . . . . . .

MIAMI 7, FLORIDA STATE 6

10/05/1962, CORAL GABLES, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 6, 1962, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

MIAMI, FL - They could have cried all night.

Florida State's suddenly quite grown-up football team fumbled the ball away a heart-rending six times here last night.

And the Seminoles bowed to a possibly inferior Miami team, 7-6.

It was all settled, except the frustration, in the first half.

You have to give credit to the fellow who settled it, one George Mira. The touted Miami quarterback was bottled up almost all evening. But, in the last analysis, he won the game.

FSU GOES AHEAD

After FSU went ahead, 3-0, the first time it got the ball, on Doug Messer's field goal from the 19, Mira flashed brief brilliance.

He moved his team 72 yards in three plays, after opportunity came with a fumble recovery.

Mira ran the first yard of the 72 and Nick Spinelli the other 71. Spinelli took a pass from Mira for 31 yards. Then he raced deep into the end zone and had a clear, dead-run catch of a long, long Mira throw.

Officially, the payoff pass was a 39-yarder. But it travelled better than 50 in the air.

That gave Miami a 7-3 lead. The Hurricanes didn't exactly sit on it. They more so spent the rest of the evening fighting for their lives.

FSU cut it to 7-6 with Messer's field goal from the 16 in the second quarter.

MESSER MISSED

Messer missed another 3-point try, from the 24, just before half-time. The LaGrange, Ga, junior never got another shot. Fumbles took care of other might-have-been chances.

FSU lost fumbles, in sequence, at the Miami 26, at the Miami 28, at the 50, at the Miami 19, at the Miami 15, and finally at the Miami 10.

The Seminoles' last three offensive series culminated in fumbles. Four of the five times they had the ball on offense in the last half they fumbled. The other time they punted - one of just two FSU punts during the game.

Unbeaten and unscored upon going in, FSU now stands 2-1-1. Miami, a 12-points favorite, is 3-0.

An Orange Bowl crowd of 43,962 had difficulty believing what it saw.

FSU led in first downs, 16-11, in yards rushing, 176-114, in yards passing, 178-122. But Miami led in good fortune, virtually all the way.

FEELY HITS EIGHT

Mira completed seven of 15 passes. FSU's Eddie Feely completed eight of nine for 105 yards, and Steve Tensi five of eight for 73.

It should be noted that aggressive Miami tackling precipitated much of the fumbling. Actually, the "breaks" were not all in FSU's favor. Miami was penalized 65 yards, FSU five. The Hurricanes lost a couple of fumbles, too, and had a pass interception that probably cost them a touchdown.

"I'm really happy to win this one," said Miami Coach Andy Gustafson.

A bit of an understatement.

"This is one of the scappiest teams we have ever run up against. And the double wing they threw at us was something we did not expect," he said.

Coach Bill Peterson put it like this:

"The good teams win the close ones - and I guess that about wraps it up. Miami is a real good football team.

"Was it our best game of the year? It's a hard question to answer. We haven't fumbled like that this year.

BEST GAME

"Overall, however, considering spirit and everything else, I guess it was the best we have played. I don't think it's going to hurt our kids too much, because we have a couple of weeks to forget about it. Anyway, these kids have lots of pride and character. They'll be OK."

FSU has an open date next week before playing Georgia at Athens.

Miami Guard Jim O'Mahoney was credited with three of the fumble recoveries.

Gene Roberts led FSU's running with 71 yards in eight tries. Nick Ryder paced Miami with 64 in 13 runs.

It was a sweltering evening, following a cloudless, sunshiny day, with the temperature hovering around 82 degrees and the humidity in the same vicinity. The playing field after a Thursday night rain, was in as good shape as could be expected from a heavy traffic of games that left sparse spots and deep footing here and there.

Quickly FSU got a break when Ben Rizzo fumbled Messer's short and quite high kickoff. Messer himself claimed the rolling ball for FSU at Miami's 28.

Two runs got only a yard. But on third down, Feely rolled to his right and scrambled for 15 to the 12. With Feely lugging twice out of three running plays, the Seminoles go to the seven.

MESSER KICKS

Messer lined up for a fourth down field goal try. FSU got penalized five for illegal procedure that drew Miami offsides. Messer then kicked true from the 19 for a 3-0 FSU lead.

Mira's first two pass attempts missed after a kickoff return to the UM 36. Harvey Foster punted. It was short, took a reverse bounce to the Miami 48.

FSU's offensive unit moved in. Jim Loftin was almost away on a second-down run but a last-instant tackle nipped him at the 46 when he had a clear route ahead of him. Tensi shot a pass to Don Floyd, but the sophomore end fumbled when hit and Mark Panther recovered for Miami at the Hurricanes' 26.

Miami ran two plays, Mira fumbled and Dave Synder claimed the ball for FSU at the 33.

KINDERMAN FUMBLES

But when Keith Kinderman hit off tackle, the ball was punched out of his grasp. Ryder recovered for Miami at the 28.

And suddenly lightning struck. Mira got a yard on a run. Then he threw to Spinelli for 32, at the 29.

Promptly Mira faded, dodged a tackler, and threw again. Spinelli outraced Kinderman by a wide margin and was in the clear when he snagged the long one deep in the end zone. Bobby Wilson's kick made it 7-3 with 3:46 left in the first quarter.

FSU got up to its 45 after a penalty against UM and Marion Roberts' 5-yard run. But Rizzo tossed Feely, back to pass, for a 12-yard loss.

A Charley Calhoun punt of 47 yards, coupled with a clipping penalty backed Miami to its 10. Ryder ran three times for 27 yards and Mira hit a pair of short passes - to lead to FSU's 43. FSU stiffened. Two passes failed. Foster's punt, after a penalty, was a 48-yarder to FSU's 10.

MESSER KICKS AGAIN

FSU's offensive unit moved on a 90-yard march that was climaxed with Messer's second field goal.

With the Miami line tensed for a buck, Gene Roberts scooted wide and raced 34 yards, up to the 44. On third down, Tensi threw 20 yards to Hank Sytsma at the Miami 33.

Tensi then pegged one to Floyd at the 24. Gene Roberts pounded up the middle for nine big yards and a first down. Gene, in two more runs, got to the nine. Tensi's third-down pass missed.

Messer then kicked for three points from the 16. That narrowed the game to 7-6 with the second quarter still young.

Miami couldn't move, Foster punted to FSU's 37.

With 6:30 to go in the quarter, FSU rambled, but in vain.

Ken Russom made a dandy catch of a Feely throw for a 24-yard gain. Kinderman dug to the 33, Phil Spooner pounded for four and Feely hit for four more and a first down at the 25. Spooner, in two more runs, smashed to a first down on the 14.

SPOONER CHECKED

There Spooner was decked for no gain. Marion Roberts ripped off three. On third down, Kinderman went wide on a sweep. Somebody missed a block. Rizzo racked him for minus-7, back to the 18. From there, Messer's fourth-down try for a third field goal was wide to the left.

With 1:22 left in the half, Miami cautiously ran out the clock from its 20.

Mira had completed just four of nine throws at this stage, but two were crushers. FSU throwing sparingly, had hit four of six, with three of four by Tensi.

TRIBE DRIVES

FSU drove up to midfield after taking the second-half kickoff.

Marion Robert's running and two Feely passes, to Kinderman for five and Jim Causey for seven, sparked the push.

Then Marion Roberts fumbled when hit hard on a sweep. O'Mahoney recovered for Miami on the 50.

On third down at the 44, Mira threw to Ryder who rammed for 22 yards to the 22. Ryder then pounded up the middle for nine, then forged out a first down on the 12.

Once more, Ryder carried, to the five. Mira rolled to within a foot of paydirt, but it was nullified by an illegal-procedure penalty.

Back at the 10, Mira threw and Tom Hillabrand intercepted, steamed up to the 23.

FSU pushed to its 41. There Tensi passes failed. Calhoun's 38-yard punt was run back to the Miami 23.

Miami soon punted back, and FSU had a start at its 40 after Foster's 38-yarder as the last quarter opened.

Kinderman tore off 12 on a bruising run. Feely threw to Hillabrand for 10 and FSU was at the Miami 36. Two plays and Feely tossed to Kinderman for a first down at the 21.

KINDERMAN FUMBLES

Then Kinderman fumbled. Stan Maluty recovered for Miami at the 19.

With Ryder pounding, Miami probed up to its 40. Confusion followed at that point, with officials finally ruling that two penalties offset each other on a 4th-down punt.

Then Calhoun, apparently not hindered by a charley horse, raced 30 yards with a second Miami punt to give FSU a crack from the Miami 46 with 7:33 remaining in the game.

A 9-yard pass, Feely to Winfred Bailey, cut out a first down at the 36. Gene Roberts smashed for seven before Feely was dropped for a loss of eight. Tensi came in and threw to Bailey for a first down at the 21.

Spooner hit to the 16. But on the next play, Spooner fumbled and Miami recovered.

FSU held, with Dick Hermann and Dave Snyder getting in big tackles. Foster punted and FSU had the ball at its 45 with three minutes to go.

Feely passed to Gunter for 10, then he hit Causey for 28 to the 17. A bit over two minutes remained.

Marion Roberts hit the line twice, got to the 12. Gene Roberts came in for a final running stab with a minute left. He fumbled at the 10. Miami's O'Mahoney recovered.

With 30 seconds left, Miami stalled out the clock.

Thus ended what was perhaps FSU's most frustrating football game ever.

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

1st   3- 0  Doug Messer, 29, field goal, 9:59 
      3- 7  Opp, 39, pass (kick), 3:46 
2nd   6- 7  Doug Messer, 27, field goal, 8:47 
      6- 7  Doug Messer, 35, field goal failed, 1:22 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 16 11 Rushes-yards 48-144 32-104 Passing 178 122 Att-Comp-Int 17-13-0 15-7-1 Total Yards 65-322 47-226 Punt Returns 1-30 1-12 Kickoff Returns 2-33 3-22 Interception Ret. 1-18 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 6-0 Punts 2-47.5 6-33.5 Fumbles-Lost 7-6 4-2 Penalties-Yds 1-5 4-2 Attendance 43,962 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Gene Roberts 8- 71 Marion Roberts 10- 26 Phil Spooner 7- 21 Keith Kinderman 9- 16 Eddie Feely 7- 4 Jim Loftin 5- 4 Steve Tensi 2- 2 Receiving Jim Causey 2- 33 Don Floyd 2- 30 Winfred Bailey 2- 25 Ken Russom 1- 24 Keith Kinderman 2- 20 Hank Sytsma 1- 20 Tom Hillabrand 1- 10 Cliff Gunter 1- 9 Phil Spooner 1- 7 Passing Eddie Feely 9- 8-0-105 Steve Tensi 8- 5-0- 73 Punt Return Charlie Calhoun 1- 30 Kickoff Return Keith Kinderman 2- 33 Punting Charlie Calhoun 2- 95 |---------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 6 3 9 . . . . . . . . . Charlie Calhoun 6 2 8 . . . . . . . . . Avery Sumner 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Chuck Robinson 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Dave Snyder 5 . 5 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Keith Kinderman 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Dick Hermann 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Terry Garvin 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Bill "Red" Dawson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Jim Causey 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Ferrell Henry 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Larry Brinkley 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Jim Sims 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Ken Russom 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Bill Tyre 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dale MacKenzie 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jack Edwards 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Cliff Gunter 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tom Hillabrand 1 . 1 . . 1- 23 . . . . . . Bruce Darsey 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marion Roberts . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Bill Daly . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . John McConnaughhay . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Doug Messer . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

FLORIDA STATE 18, GEORGIA 0

10/20/1962, ATHENS, GA

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 21, 1962, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

ATHENS, GA - Florida State broke Georgia's back with a hard-nosed stand on its one-yard line in the first series of plays, then wrapped up the Bulldogs into a pleasing 18-0 package here on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

Clearly, a far better team won, though the suspicion is it was not, overall, a peak FSU performance.

It was a fierce fight with many errors, mental ones and physical ones.

But it was, nevertheless, an immensely satisfying outcome for Florida State.

Georgia never got closer than FSU's 20 after that determined initial 75-yard drive to frustration on the one. In the last half FSU rose to considerable heights in all-round execution.

Florida State scored in the second quarter on Doug Messer's field goal from the 27, in the third quarter on Eddie Feely's 6-yard pass to Hank Sytsma, in the fourth quarter on Dave Snyder's 15-yard runback of a pass interception. Feely passed to Gene Roberts for two points after the first TD, and Messer converted with a kick after the second.

ONE FOOT AWAY

FSU was less than a foot from a third TD on the game's last play.

Once the Seminoles got out of that early hole at their one, they threatened repeatedly. But they played it cool with punts on fourth-and-short-yardage situations once inside the 30, thrice inside the 36, electing to punt.

It was a big day for FSU's 3-team system despite fumble swaps and interceptions that gave Coach Bill Peterson substitution headaches.

The offensive unit Warriors, in the game for only 13 minutes and 18 seconds, produced the first 11 points, driving 80 yards on Steve Tensi passes and Phil Spooner runs for the initial TD.

This was a superb drive. Actually, the Tribe maneuvered 100 yards, for there were penalties of 15 and 5 yards. Tensi connected on each of the four passes he attempted in the move, and Spooner ran five times for 31 yards. Sophomore Spooner's swift runs were of a nature that promise much.

38-YARD RUNBACK

Messer's field goal, which brought a 3-0 halftime lead, was paved by Ken Russom's 38-yard runback of a punt to Georgia's 26.

Larry Rakestraw, Georgia's talented passer, had a frustrating day. He hit on 10 of 24 for 122 yards, had four intercepted. Understudy Jake Saye completed two of four for 10 yards, had one intercepted.

FSU's defensive-unit Renegade's were in 14 minutes, 20 seconds, the both-ways Chiefs for 32:22. The Renegades got four of the interceptions.

TENSI, FEELY HIT

FSU outpassed Georgia, 138 yards to 132, and outran the Bulldogs, 150 to 105. Tensi hit seven of 14 throws for 78 and Feely five of 10 for 60. Georgia intercepted just one.

Sytsma caught five of the 12 passes. Nearly all were in clutch situations.

Keith Kinderman led the running chart with 47 yards in nine carries. Spooner got 40 in eight trips.

Georgia's Leon Armbrester led his team's ground game with 28 yards in seven totes.

For FSU, it was a second straight victory over Georgia - the Seminoles won 3-0 in Tallahassee last year. It was also the Tribe's first victory away from home in nearly three years, the last one coming in the '59 finale with Tampa.

With a 3-1-1 record now, FSU has yielded only seven points in half a season. These came in the 7-6 loss to Miami.

Linebacker Gene McDowell led FSU in a pressbox tabulation of tackles, with five plus four assists. Charley Calhoun had five. Georgia's Joe Burson was 6-and-3 and Paul Holmes 6-and-2.

Captain McDowell was a heavy-duty man, playing linebacker on both Chiefs and Renegades. Offensive guard John Levings also filled a big dual role, operating with the Warriors and Chiefs.

A crowd estimated at 31,500 sat in pleasant 70-degrees weather and saw a game that was in many ways a peculiar one, almost totally unpredictable in its progress.

Georgia was across midfield three plays after running the game-opening kickoff back to its 22.

Frank Lankewicz dug for three. Rakestraw passed to Babb for 16. Billy Knowles ran for eight, to the FSU 49.

Rakestraw found Babb again, with an 18-yarder, Knowles took a pitchout and sailed 14 yards to the 17. Lankewicz pounded to the 11. Knowles than slashed to a first down on the six.

GOING GETS TOUGH

Suddenly the going got tougher. Leon Armbrester pushed to the two, then got nothing in a crack off the right side. Lankewicz drove to the one. Fourth down, and Fred Barber hit the right side. He got nothing, and FSU took over.

A pair of sneaks by Feely got the ball up to the three. Charley Calhoun punted a 45-yarder that Georgia returned to the FSU 42. Georgia got penalized five for backfield in motion.

Whereupon, Rakestraw tried a shovel pass up the middle. YC McNeese made a falling interception for FSU at the Seminoles' 47.

The Warriors moved in on offense. After two runs gained the FSU 47, Steve Tensi passed to Hank Sytsma. The ball was punched out of his arms and Mike Cahoon recovered the fumble for Georgia at the Bulldog 44.

Rakestraw throws failed, and Georgia punted, on third down, to FSU's 22. Three plays, and Calhoun boomed a whopping 65-yard punt, returned nine yards to Georgia's 18.

Three whacking runs - Don Blackburn, Lankewicz, Armbrester - lifted Georgia to its 35, and Rakestraw passed to Babb at the Georgia 44 on the last play of the quarter.

ROBINSON INTERCEPTS

Rakestraw connected with Ray Crawford on a 28-yard pass to FSU's 28. But when Rakestraw went overhead again, Chuck Robinson intercepted and FSU had the ball at its 36. Promptly, the Seminoles were right back in a hole when Wally Williamson made a leaping one-handed steal of a Feely throw at the FSU 32.

It was FSU's turn again in the errorful action when Lankewicz fumbled and Red Dawson got it for FSU at the Tribe's 48. Georgia had been set back on a holding penalty.

Feely moved in at quarterback with the Renegades, and finally FSU got something going.

Larry Brinkley rushed for five. Feely passed to Dawson for 13 to the 38. Brinkley smacked to the 33, and Dave Snyder was one-half yard short of a first down on a plunge close to the 28. Marion Roberts lost a half yard. Cautiously, FSU punted. Calhoun tried to angle it inside the 10, but it went over the goal line, and Georgia started anew at its 20.

Soon Jake Saye punted. Ken Russom grabbed the 35-yarder and raced 38 yards to Georgia's 26.

TENSI SPARKS

With the Warriors in action, Tensi's 7-yard pass to Donnie Floyd sparked a push to a first down on the 15. FSU was penalized five for backfield motion. Phil Spooner got five up the middle, though, and five more on a sweep. After Tensi overshot Sytsma with an end-zone pass, FSU went for a field goal.

Messer's boot from the 17 was true and FSU led, 3-0, with 4:11 left in the half.

Before time ran out, FSU got another shot when Tom Hillabrand ran back a punt 22 yards to the FSU 36. Two runs by Keith Kinderman for nine led to a first down on the Georgia 44. There passes failed, and Calhoun punted into the end zone.

Georgia tried a couple of desperate tosses before the whistle blew.

FSU drove 50 yards from the third-quarter kickoff, to Georgia's 30.

Feely started it with a 7-yard sweep, passing to Kinderman for 15. Kinderman got three, then grabbed another pass from Feely for 18, putting the Tribe at Georgia's 37.

Three runs got seven yards. On fourth down at the 30, Calhoun punted. It just missed the coffin corner, rolling into the end zone, and Georgia again was at its 20.

The Bulldogs got a big break when, three plays later, FSU's deep backs misjudged Saye's punt. It rolled to the FSU seven, a 55-yarder.

Two runs lost two yards. Calhoun's third down punt was a 35-yarder that Georgia couldn't return. On the kick, Georgia was penalized back to the 50 for clipping.

ARMBRESTER SPRINTS

On a draw play, Armbrester sprinted for 15 and FSU drew an assessment of 15 more for a foul. Georgia was at the 20.

Lankewicz was cracked for a 2-yard loss on a pitchout. Rakestraw's quickie pass over the middle missed, and his long one just after was off target.

Bill McCullough's fourth-down try for a field goal from the 28 was weak and wide.

Spooner cut out seven yards. On third-and-three, Tensi gambled with a toss that Sytsma hauled in for a first down on the FSU 36. Spooner whipped to the 41, then to the Georgia 48, but FSU was tabbed for illegal use of hands, and suddenly was back on its 26.

Tensi immediately threw to Sytsma for 19, at the 45. Spooner got a couple, then Tensi tossed to Winfred Bailey at the 36, a 17-yard play.

Georgia called a time out. It didn't help.

Spooner splashed up the middle for 15, to the 21. Bailey grabbed a short pass from Tensi at the 17, and Spooner got two on a plunge. Interference was ruled on Tensi's throw to Sytsma, and FSU had a first down at the three. Gene Roberts thumped to his right, got a yard and a half. Spooner was stopped minus a gain.

Feely relieved Tensi at Quarterback, and FSU was taxed five for illegal procedure just before the snap. From the six, Feely rifled one to Sytsma in the end zone for six points.

HIGH PASS

Feely, back to hold the ball for a point-after kick, got a high pass. He leaped, sprinted to his left, turned the other way and pitched to Gene Roberts in the end zone for two points. It was 11-0 with a bit under two minutes left in the third quarter.

Strange things started to happen.

Georgia returned the kickoff to its 38. Rakestraw's 15-yard pass to Wayne Swinford carried the Bulldog's to the FSU 47. Thereupon Georgia ran short on downs as passes failed. Saye punted, to the 20. But officials called an FSU clip while the ball was in the air.

After considerable discussion and delay, Georgia was presented with the ball and a first down at the FSU 39.

But Rakestraw's pass got a quick interception treatment from Dawson, and FSU was in business at its 32.

In three ripping runs, Kinderman put FSU at the Georgia 44. A delay penalty cost FSU five before Feely passed to Jim Causey for 14 to the 36. Needing two on fourth down, FSU once more played it safe. And again Calhoun's punt trickled into the end zone.

Shortly, Carlton Guthrie took a pass from Rakestraw at midfield. Calhoun smacked him hard, bringing a fumble that Gene McDowell claimed for FSU at the Georgia 48.

An illegal-use-of-hands penalty hindered the Seminoles. Tensi's long passes missed. Calhoun punted. Brigham Woodward fielded it at the five, and it was a mistake. He was struck down on the three.

Rakestraw passed from the end zone. Snyder intercepted at the 15. And FSU had an easy one as he raced across for the TD. Messer's point kick made it 18-0 with 4:08 to go.

The Tribe got the ball at its 47 after a short Georgia punt. A Tensi-Sytsma pass collaboration for 16 carried to Georgia's 36. Three more Tensi passes failed. Calhoun's punt went to the seven.

Ralph Norman intercepted a Saye pass and FSU was at the 11 with 20 seconds to go.

Feely passed to Kinderman one foot from paydirt. Feely tried to sneak over, and was stopped short on the game's last play.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
3
8
7
18
GEORGIA
0
0
0
0
0

2nd   3- 0  Doug Messer, 27, field goal, 4:11 
3rd   3- 0  Opp, 38, field goal failed
     11- 0  Hank Sytsma, 6, pass from Eddie Feely (Gene Roberts, pass from Eddie Feely), 1:43 
4th  18- 0  Dave Snyder, 20, interception return (Doug Messer, kick), 4:08 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 15 11 Rushes-yards 47-150 25-105 Passing 138 132 Att-Comp-Int 24-12-1 28-12-5 Total Yards 71-288 53-237 Punt Returns 4-68 4-19 Kickoff Returns 0-0 4-83 Interception Ret. 5-50 1-5 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 9-30.0 6-40.7 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-2 Penalties-Yds 8-76 6-59 Attendance 31,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Keith Kinderman 9- 47 Phil Spooner 8- 40 Jim Loftin 8- 21 Gene Roberts 6- 15 Eddie Feely 8- 9 Larry Brinkley 2- 8 Marion Roberts 5- 6 Dave Snyder 1- 4 Receiving Hank Sytsma 5- 55 Keith Kinderman 2- 28 Winfred Bailey 2- 22 Jim Causey 1- 15 Bill "Red" Dawson 1- 11 Don Floyd 1- 7 Passing Steve Tensi 14- 7-0- 78 Eddie Feely 10- 5-1- 60 Punt Return Ken Russom 1- 38 Tom Hillabrand 2- 22 Charlie Calhoun 1- 8 Punting Charlie Calhoun 9- 270 |---------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 5 4 9 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Charlie Calhoun 5 . 5 . . . . . . 1 . . Bill "Red" Dawson . . . . . 1- 0 . . 1- 0 . . . Dave Snyder . . . . . 1- 20 . . . . . . Chuck Robinson . . . . . 1- 18 . . . . . . Ralph Norman . . . . . 1- 12 . . . . . . Y.C. McNease . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 20, VIRGINIA TECH 7

10/27/1962, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 28, 1962, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With Keith Kinderman ripping for a pair of clutch touchdowns, Florida State fought from behind for a 20-7 victory over mule-stubborn Virginia Tech here Saturday night.

Nothing came easy on this clear, cold evening. Tech was warmed up for a bruising defensive effort from the beginning.

And though the aggressive Gobblers never got closer than the FSU 44, after a fumble recovery and a stunning touchdown in the opening minutes, the Seminoles couldn't breathe with comfort until they tallied a third TD in the final minute.

Tech grabbed the fumble at FSU's 18. On the first play thereafter, Sonny Utz, a vigorous and big lefthalf, swept around end and scored with startling ease.

It was only the second touchdown yeilded by the Seminoles in six games - the first via rushing, the first against the defensive unit Renegades.

FSU retaliated immediately and was in front 14-7 halfway through the second period.

CAPS MARCH

Phil Spooner capped a 38-yard march with a 4-yard touchdown march. Next time the Tribe got the ball they went 80 yards, Kinderman leading the way and scoring from the four.

The Seminoles, now 4-1-1 in a surprising season, pushed 66 yards for their final points, Kinderman going in from 3-yard range.

FSU missed a field goal attempt after going to Tech's 10, had another blocked following a penetration to the five.

Racking up 326 yards of total offense, 212 on the ground, FSU consistently found Tech a most grudging outfit when it counted most. Spooner whipped for 70 yards in 13 runs, Kinderman 63 in 12.

Throwing against a Tech team rated no. 8 nationally in pass defense was something else. FSU had gone in no. 5 in the country in pass offense. On this night the Seminoles hit on just 11 of 25 for 124 yards. Eddie Feely completed four of 10, Steve Tensi seven of 15.

4 THROWS COMPLETED

Tech mamanged 134 yards, 99 on ground with Utz getting the bulk, 56 in nine tries. The Gobblers completed four of nine throws. FSU controlled the ball, reeling off 72 plays to Tech's 43. Charley Calhoun's booming punts numbered five for a 43.2 yard average, kept the Virginians backed up much of the way.

It was Tech's fourth loss in seven starts, and the 20 points matched the most scored against the Gobblers in their last nine outings.

A crowd of 16,500 sat in bruised silence for the most part as the scrambling visitors repeatedly warded off FSU thrusts.

Tech got good field position right at the start, when Kyle Albright raced 19 yards with the game-opening kickoff, up to his 43. Three plays found Tech still at the 43, with Jim Sims racking Pete Cartwright for a three yard loss on a key pass try.

FSU started interestingly enough after a punt, Feely throwing 19 yards to Marion Roberts on the Tribe's first offensive play. That got FSU to its 38 but two more Feely tosses in Roberts' direction missed.

A punting exchange backed FSU to its 12. Tech had maneuvered a yard short of the 50 mostly on the running of Gerald Bobbitte.

Feely, on a rollout, fumbled when hit and Vic Krieter recovered for Tech.

GOBBLERS SCORE

In went the Renegades, relieving the Chiefs, and Tech immediately startled FSU's proud defensive band by sending lefthalf Utz, a 205-pound sophomore, on a wide sweep to the right for six points. Aster Sizemore's point kick made it 7-0.

Gene Roberts' 7-yard smash, followed by Phil Spooner's ramble for 16 lifted FSU to its 45. But the bid of the offensive Warriors faded at the Tech 45 and the Tribe punted.

When Bob Schweickert tried to pass Tech out of the hole, Gene McDowell dogged him back to the five for a loss of 14. Tech's punt was a trifle short and FSU had a start at the visitors' 39.

The Warriors swiftly made good. Tensi's throw to Donnie Floyd for 13 led to the 24. After Spooner got three, Gene Roberts sailed wide to his left, picked up 13 to the eight and Tech was taxed halfway to the goal for piling on.

SPOONER SMASHES

Spooner promptly scored on a 4-yard smash off right tackle, going in untouched. Doug Messer's boot deadlocked it 7-7 with 17 seconds left in the first quarter.

Here came the Gobblers again, returning the kickoff to their 38. They dug on to the FSU 44, spurred by Utz's 11-yard rip up the middle. Kinderman's decking of Bobbitte on a pitchout helped stall the charge right there.

And the Seminoles paraded 80 yards for a second TD, after a punt, as Kinderman personally accounted for 57 in the quick push.

Kinderman started it with a 5-yarder. Then he spun off tackle, cut wide and raced 34 yards to Tech's 41. Feely's pass to John McConnaughhay led to the 32 and another piling-on penalty knocked Tech to its 18.

Marion Roberts got a couple, and Kinderman hit the left side for 10 to the six. Kinderman bucked to the four, then scored on a romp outside left tackle. Feely laid out two men with a block on a scoring play. Messer's kick was true for 14-7.

The Seminoles were off and running on their next chance, starting at their 41 after a punt return and a foul penalty against the energetic Gobblers.

ROBERTS SKIPS

Gene Roberts skipped for 13. After two offside penalties slowed things, Tensi threw to Floyd for 13. Gene Roberts got three more, and Spooner scooted for 18 to the Tech 23. Another Tech foul placed FSU at the 12. Tensi got two, Spooner nothing and a Tensi pass eluded Hank Sytsma's reach in the end zone. Messer tried a fourth-down field goal, kicking from the 16.

FSU had one more crack before the half, but three Tensi passes fell incomplete.

FSU's first punt in the last half, a 49-yarder off the toe of Charley Calhoun, was fumbled by Mike Cahill and Red Dawson got the ball for the Seminoles at Tech's 25.

Three Feely passes went astray. FSU lined up for a field goal, but it was a fake all the way. Feely, down to hold, reared up and ran to his left, down to the nine.

Marion Roberts pounded to the five, then to the four. Kinderman lost a yard. Again the Tribe lined up for a field goal. Messer's try was blocked by Tommy Marvin.

Tech started from its five after the bright bit. When Jake Adams kicked out, the Seminoles had a shot from the 50. A holding penalty helped ruin things.

WARRIORS MOVE

A kicking exchange and the Warriors moved. Spooner plunged for six. Tensi hit Floyd with a 7-yard pass and a foul penalty against Tech put the Tribe at the 30. Spooner got two but two passes failed. On fourth down, FSU faked a field goal attempt again, with Messer lined up for a shot from the 35.

Feely had no chance for whatever action he contemplated. He was racked at the 39 and Tech had a chance from that point in the first moments of the fourth quarter.

Another swap of boots, and FSU got going for an insurance TD that came with 56 seconds left on the clock.

FSU opened the march at its 34. Feely's pass to Tom Hillabrand for 14 put the Tribe at the 49. Kinderman gained two. The Warriors relieved the Chiefs.

Spooner got three. Tensi passed to Sytsma for five. Spooner picked up four, then seven, down to the 30. Gene Roberts knocked off four, and Tensi passed 10 yards to Winfred Bailey on the 16. Soon Tensi hit Sytsma with a first-down pass at the four. Gene Roberts got one. Sytsma, in the end zone, dropped Tensi's throw. Kinderman came in, carried off the right side for the payoff. A passing try for two-points failed.

With 20 seconds left, Schweickert's long pass was intercepted by Dave Snyder at the FSU 8.

That did it.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA TECH
7
0
0
0
7
FLORIDA STATE
7
7
0
6
20

1st   0- 7  Opp, 18, run (kick), 7:40 
      7- 7  Phil Spooner, 4, run (Doug Messer, kick), 0:17 
2nd  14- 7  Keith Kinderman, 4, run (Doug Messer, kick), 9:55 
     14- 7  Doug Messer, 27, field goal failed, 2:41 
3rd  14- 7  Doug Messer, 21, field goal blocked, 7:13 
4th  20- 7  Keith Kinderman, 3, run (Steve Tensi, pass failed), 0:56 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 6 Rushes-yards 47-212 34- 99 Passing 124 35 Att-Comp-Int 25-11-0 9-4-1 Total Yards 72-336 43-134 Punt Returns 8-46 2-5 Kickoff Returns 2-26 4-74 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 6-41.0 10-34.3 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 4-2 Penalties-Yds 8-80 6-70 Attendance 16,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Phil Spooner 13- 70 Keith Kinderman 12- 63 Gene Roberts 8- 41 Eddie Feely 5- 24 Marion Roberts 6- 9 Steve Tensi 2- 3 Charlie Calhoun 1- 2 Receiving Winfred Bailey 3- 37 Don Floyd 2- 26 Keith Kinderman 2- 22 Hank Sytsma 2- 17 Tom Hillabrand 1- 14 John McConnaughhay 1- 8 Passing Steve Tensi 15- 7-0- 80 Eddie Feely 10- 4-0- 44 Punt Return Ken Russom 2- 33 Tom Hillabrand 1- 9 Keith Kinderman 2- 4 Winfred Bailey 1- 0 Larry Brinkley 2- 0 Kickoff Return Keith Kinderman 1- 22 Eddie Feely 0- 4 Charlie Calhoun 1- 0 Punting Charlie Calhoun 5- 216 Eddie Feely 1- 30 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bill "Red" Dawson . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Dave Snyder . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . .

HOUSTON 7, FLORIDA STATE 0

11/03/1962, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 4, 1962, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The rain came and the bottom fell out for Florida State's football team here Saturday afternoon as a sturdy Houston team sprung a 7-0 disapointment on 20,000 Homecoming fans.

After threatening repeatedly in the early going, Houston forged just one big move in the last half and picked up all the chips.

Bobby Brezina, a 200-pound fullback who had just been shifted to halfback, and Frank Brewer, a 180-pound former halfback now playing fullback, led a 59-yard running charge that brought the game's only score with 4:36 to play. Brezina scored from a half yard out.

THICK AND GLOOMY

The gloom in Tallahassee was as thick and as gray as the leading overcast skies. Florida State had gone into this one with some notion of doing well enough to gain momentum in its last three games - road bouts with Georgia Tech, Florida, Auburn - and maybe a bowl bid. The Seminoles were favored by 13 points.

But FSU's record is now 4-2-1.

Houston, an early-season winner over Baylor and Texas A&M is 3-4.

It was the fourth successive Homecoming shutout for the home team, which hasn't won one of these old-grad affairs since '58.

The rain must have made a considerable difference. FSU had hoped to maneuver over and around a stronger but slower Houston line with quickness and passes. But it was Houston that looked quicker on the uneasy footing and FSU's throwing game was its worst of the season.

FSU completed just nine of 23 passes for a mere 97 yards, with Steve Tensi hitting on six of 15 for 59. The Seminoles, number 6 in the nation on pass offense and number 9 on total offense going in, managed just 52 yards rushing.

With Brewer pounding away for 122 yards in 21 carries and Brezina getting 79 in 14, Houston racked up 273 on the ground. The Cougars passed sparingly, hitting four of 13 for 66.

Brewer came to Houston last year as a junior college grad and played not at all. Until Saturday he had seen just 12 minutes of action, had never carried the ball a single time for Houston. Coaches considered him a bit too slow.

But Houston, during the week was forced into dramatic revision of its offense when Joe Lopasky, the team's top gainer, came down with the flu. Brewer went in at fullback. Brezina moved to left half.

Houston pretty well controlled the ball with its running game, and FSU's only real threat was stymied by a pass interception at the Cougars' 23.

The Cougars preserved their record of never losing to a team from Florida, having now conquered FSU thrice and Miami twice.

Rain started to fall about a half hour before the kickoff. It was fairly light in the first quarter, then it picked up in tempo.

With slick play-calling that seemed often to startle FSU, and with effective use of draws and traps, Houston had the biggest day running that any team has had against FSU in quite awhile.

FSU got off to an exceedingly faulty start.

Starting from the game-opening kick, FSU picked up a first down on a 9-yard pass, Feely to John McConnaughhay. But Pete Nikkirk's decking of Feely for a 15-yard loss on a later pass try crimped things.

Successive offside penalties against the Seminoles helped Houston get something going after a punt.

Brewer picked up 10 yards, to Houston's 47. Billy Roland's pass to Milt Perkins got 16, to the FSU 35, and Bobby Brezina ripped off 12 more. Two plays, and Roland passed to Brezina, who fumbled when hit.

Chuck Robinson claimed the ball for the Tribe at the eight.

Charley Calhoun soon punted out of the hole, and here came Houston again.

Rocky Hernandez got 15 on a sweep that led to midfield. Shortly Hernandez took off up the middle on a draw play, fumbled after going a dozen yards, with the ball rolling on and Billy Smith recovering for Houston at FSU's 26.

Smith then ran for nine. Hernandez tried another lick, fumbled, and Butch Gunter got the ball for FSU at the 19.

In came the offensive-unit Warriors. On third down, Tensi threw his first pass of the game and sufferred his first interception of the season. The ball bounced off the reaching mitts of Donnie Floyd and into the hands of Houston's Paul Reinhardt at the FSU 44.

Hobbled by a holding penalty, Houston couldn't move, punted into the end zone.

BREWER AGAIN

Feely's 14-yard pass to Keith Kinderman, and short chops by Kinderman and Marion Roberts spurred FSU to its 47. There Houston called a halt in the early stages of the second quarter and FSU kicked.

Brewer took a pitchout and got loose, sailing 41 yards to FSU's 39 before Gene McDowell nabbed him. A couple of plays, and Brewer struck for six, then 13 yards for a first down at the 21.

In came the defensive-unit Renegades. And they got the job done in an efficient manner.

Two runs netted just a half yard. On third down, Calhoun reached in front of an intended receiver as he waited with open hands and struck the ball down - a gem of a defensive play. A screen pass to Bill McMillan on fourth down was diagnosed by Bill Tyre and Larry Brinkly, who nailed the back for a 7-yard loss.

Two Tensi throws to Hank Sytsma lifted FSU to its 46. Soon Tensi hit Sytsma again, 14 yards to Houston's 40. Holding set FSU back but Tensi balanced out the 15 with a throw to Winfred Bailey and the Tribe was again at the 40. Fred Biletnikoff grabbed a 7-yarder from Tensi at the 33. Then Smith intercepted a deflected Tensi pitch at the Houston 23.

The Cougars pushed up to their 41. Quarterback Jack Scogg went for a long one, and Ken Russom swiped it for FSU at the Seminoles' 24 just seconds before half time.

At this midway point, FSU had just 18 yards rushing, and Houston led in total yardage, 186 to 95, with Brewer accounting for 70 on his running.

SOME MOVING

FSU moved across midfield the first time it had the ball in the third period, with Feely's 15-yard pass to Jim Causey putting the Tribe at the Cougars' 48. Running plays weren't enough there, and Calhoun punted a neat one to the six.

On third down, needing three, Houston faked a punt, with Brezina throwing to Perkins at the Houston 38. That got the visitor's out of a hole, but not much further. Brezina punted for real to FSU's 28.

Gene Roberts found a hole and dug for 12, but the Tribe bogged thereafter. Calhoun punted a 49-yarder to Houston's five.

That situation shifted in a hurry. A third-down offsides against FSU got Houston to the 18. Hernandez hit the middle, fumbled, with Gus Brezina, brother of halfback Bobby, recovering for the Cougars at the 29. A personal-foul call against FSU pushed Houston to its 44. But the Cougars drew 15 soon after for a foul, and Brezina punted on third down, to FSU's 33, just before fourth quarter got underway.

FSU receivers couldn't hold onto the wet football, and Calhoun booted a 41-yarder to the 19. Three downs, eight yards, and Brezina replied with a 44-yarder to FSU's 28.

Three downs, one yard, and Calhoun punted a 30-yarder and Houston had a crack from its 41.

ON THE GO

On a trap play, Brezina got through for 17 to FSU's 42. A short pass, Roland to Bill Van Osdel, moved the sticks to the 33, and Brewer cut out a first down at the 31 as the Renegades came in.

From the 28, on third down, needing seven, Brezina again got away on a trap, 16 yards to the 12. Two more Brewer plunges and Houston had a first down at the two.

On third down, Brezina slanted off the right side for a touchdown from a half-yard out. McMillan booted the point.

Tensi couldn't connect and Calhoun kicked to Houston's 30 with 3:22 to go. The clock showed 1:19 when Houston punted back and gave FSU a last shot from its 31.

Tensi threw to Bailey for seven but three more tosses fell on the ground and Houston took over at the 36 with 53 seconds left.

Houston had moved methodically to the 25 when the bitter end came.

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

4th   0- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 4:36 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 7 18 Rushes-yards 32- 52 52-273 Passing 97 66 Att-Comp-Int 23-9-2 13-4-1 Total Yards 55-149 65-339 Punt Returns 5-3 4-16 Kickoff Returns 2-40 1-16 Interception Ret. 1-0 2-7 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 8-41.8 6-31.8 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 5-2 Penalties-Yds 5-35 7-74 Attendance 20,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Gene Roberts 6- 24 Marion Roberts 8- 19 Phil Spooner 4- 10 Keith Kinderman 11- 7 Dave Snyder 1- 4 Eddie Feely 2- -12 Receiving Hank Sytsma 3- 32 Winfred Bailey 2- 19 Jim Causey 1- 15 Keith Kinderman 1- 14 John McConnaughhay 1- 9 Fred Biletnikoff 1- 8 Passing Steve Tensi 15- 6-2- 59 Eddie Feely 8- 3-0- 38 Punt Return Keith Kinderman 2- 2 Tom Hillabrand 1- 1 Winfred Bailey 1- 0 Charlie Calhoun 1- 0 Kickoff Return Dave Snyder 1- 23 Phil Spooner 1- 17 Punting Charlie Calhoun 8- 334 |---------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 9 8 17 . . . . . . . . . Charlie Calhoun 9 4 13 . . . . . . . . . Dave Snyder 6 3 9 . . . . . . . . . Bill "Red" Dawson 3 6 9 . . . . . . . . . Dick Hermann 2 7 9 . . . . . . . . . Avery Sumner 2 5 7 . . . . . . . . . Chuck Robinson 5 1 6 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Bill Tyre 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Jim Causey 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Tom Slicker 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Cliff Gunter . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ken Russom . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 14, GEORGIA TECH 14

11/10/1962, ATLANTA, GA

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 11, 1962, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

ATLANTA, GA - Call them remarkable. Call them stunning. Call them brilliant...Shucks, go ahead and call them great!

With guts, vigor and superb efficiency, Florida State's football Seminoles turned Georgia Tech every way but loose here Saturday.

The scoreboard said it was a 14-14 tie.

But the scoreboard was an outrageous liar. Florida State won this football game, just as sure as there's a cow in Georgia.

Tech's highly rated, bowl-minded Yellow Jackets had to scramble from behind for a fourth-quarter TD to make it 14-14 after FSU twice scored sensationally in four furious third-quarter minutes.

SNYDER UNSTOPPABLE

Dave Snyder's 22-yard run up the middle for FSU's first touchdown will be remembered, always, as one of the outstanding individual accomplishments in the school's football history. He very literally, would not be stopped. Tech defenders looked like so many All-American sissies on that charge.

"One of the most determined runs I've ever seen on Grant Field," said Bobby Dodd, the Tech coach.

And the second touchdown was a masterful bit, too. Two sophomores, quarterback Steve Tensi and Fred Biletnikoff, from whom much more will be heard, collaborated on a 66-yard pass play. It was a relatively short throw with Biletnikoff outfooting Tech defenders. That gave FSU a 14-7 lead with two minutes left in the third period.

It was the longest FSU payoff from scrimmage since '58 when Bobby Renn ran 72 yards against Virginia Tech.

25 EASY YARDS

Tech had grabbed a 7-0 lead in the first five minutes when Mike McNames intercepted an Eddie Feely pass and raced 25 easy yards. Fullback McNames also got the second touchdown, from one yard out.

Some observers challenged whether McNames actually made it over on his fourth-down bid, it was that close.

14-POINT FAVORITES

The Yellow Jackets, 14-point favorites going in, managed their last touchdown with 6:28 left on the clock, driving 53 yards after a short FSU punt into the wind.

Tech cut out a first down on the three, and never have three yards come harder.

FSU, which ran up 288 yards of total offense to Tech's 228, was in no position to cut any offensive ice after that. It was never beyond its own 29, save in the last minute when Tech ran out of downs at the Tribe 35.

SUNSHINY DAY

A crowd of 43,802 sitting in 53-degrees weather on a sunshiny but breezy afternoon, kept rubbing its eyes.

It wasn't until the middle of the second quarter that Tech negoatiated a first down as an eager defense shackled touted quarterback Billy Lothridge on his every maneuver. Tech showed just 10 yards rushing at the half.

But Tech came out for the first quarter with manslaughter on its mind, and it was a formidable scramble the rest of the way.

Lothridge, who hit 12 of 16 passes against Duke last week, settled for nine completions in 20 tosses for a mere 62 yards. Tech finished with 164 on the ground.

With Tensi connecting on five of eight tosses and Feely on three of five, FSU rolled up 138 yards throwing just 13 times.

But it was FSU's running game against the "best ever" Tech line of scrimmage that stunned the experts. The Seminoles clicked off 150 yards rushing, with Snyder leading the charge on 55 in 13 carries.

Charley Calhoun's work on defense was among several big individual keys. He returned a punt 26 yards to Tech's 34, paving the first touchdown. He intercepted a pass to halt one Tech scoring threat.

BEST SINCE '58

With a 4-2-2 record now, and Florida plus Auburn remaining on the road, FSU assured itself of its best won-lost record since the 7-3 chart of '58.

Tech now stands 5-2-1 with Alabama coming up and its bowl hopes badly dented.

Going into this one, FSU had never scored a touchdown on Tech in three losing tries.

FSU drove 62 yards to Tech's eight at the start of the second quarter. From there, Doug Messer, who kicked two big extra points, missed on a field goal attempt 26 yards out.

The Tribe pushed to Tech's 43 in the first quarter, got to Tech's 38 in the third period, just before two quick touchdown burts. After taking that 14-7 lead, FSU had no scoring opportunity, as a matter of fact, got no more first downs as Lothridge's punting kept the Tribe backed up around its 20.

FSU had the first offensive shot of the day.

A pair of runs got six yards. A pass missed and Charley Calhoun punted into a brisk wind. It was a 29-yarder and Tech was in good position at its 40.

Lothridge shot a screen pass to Gerry Bussell, who gained but a yard. The two Macks, John McConnaughhay and Gene McDowell, then struck Bussell for a 3-yard loss. A third-down pass to Zollie Sircy wasn't enough for a first down. Lothridge punted over the goal line.

On third down, Feely faded for a pass as Tech defenders crowded him vigorously. He threw finally. McNames picked it off at the 25 and raced down the sideline for an easy TD. Lothridge's point kick made it 7-0 with less than five minutes gone.

On the play, Jim Causey was open for a possible touchdown strike. He was 20 yards beyond the nearest Tech defender. Tech's rush apparently killed Feely's chances of hitting him. He was throwing into the wind, another factor in the theft.

In came the Warriors, to churn from their 13 to Tech's 43. Jim Loftin got six and Tensi six more. Then Gene Roberts lugged four straight times, got 15 to the 41. Tensi threw to Winfred Bailey for 10. Gene got to the 43 in two carries. A pass missed, and Calhoun punted to the 17.

McNames gained a yard and Lothridge lost one, and Tech punted on third down to FSU's 36.

Tensi passed to Hank Sytsma for nine, but couldn't get another yard. Calhoun punted to the 21.

On first down, and the last play of the quarter, Larry Laikowitz quick-kicked for Tech. It was a 53-yarder that would have gone further had the ball not taken a reverse bounce. Ken Russom picked it up, got a 4-yard return to the 30.

CHIEFS MOVE

Here came the Chiefs, like gangbusters.

Feely's 7-yard pass to Keith Kinderman lifted the Tribe to its 41. Shortly, Feely scampered eight yards to the Tech 49. Kinderman pounded up the middle for 12, to the 37. Feely's 6-yard scamper led to the 26. Snyder slanted off tackle for 10.

Things got tougher. Snyder got four to the 12 in two runs. Feely passed to Ken Russom for four more to the eight. Doug Messer tried a fourth-down field goal, kicking from the 26. The ball went wide.

On a 6-yard pass, Lothridge to Billy Martin, Tech managed a first down - its first of the game - with 7:51 left in the half. One was all, though, and Lothridge punted to FSU's 31.

Calhoun replied, after a hit, with a 54-yard boot to Tech's 15. Tech started to move.

Lothridge's screen pass to Tommy Jackson put the Jackets at the 26. FSU got penalized 15 for a foul - first infraction call of the day. A Lothridge screen toss to Bussell netted a first down at FSU's 49. Joe Auer sprinted for six. But two passes fell on the ground and Lothridge punted with a minute left. FSU ran out the clock.

BROAD EDGE

At this point, FSU led in first downs, 8-to-4, in yards rushing, 106-to-10. Passing was even, 29 yards each, with Tech completing five of seven, FSU four of nine.

Tech started making amends, shaking off FSU tacklers with regularity in a march from the second-half kickoff.

It started at the 29. In four lightning runs, Tech was at FSU's 25. Sircy opened with a 9-yard burst. McNames found daylight up the middle, plowed for 11 to the 49. Sircy dug to FSU's 45. Lothridge, on a rollout, scooted for 20 to the 25. FSU sent in its Renegades.

A clipping penalty set Tech back to the 34. Lothridge's pass aimed at Auer in the end zone was over-thrown. McNames pounded to the 25. Lothridge hit Martin with a throw at the 10 but it was rubbed out and Tech put back on the 40 because of an illegal receiver downfield.

Lothridge's next toss was intercepted by Calhoun at the 10. He raced up to the 34.

After a run lost two, Tensi threw a short one to Jim Loftin who danced 28 yards to Tech's 40. He might have gone the route had he not stumbled half way, barely retaining his balance.

A penalty for offensive pass interference dented the bid. Calhoun punted and Tech started at its 23.

Before long Calhoun gathered in a Lothridge punt at FSU's 40, wheeled wide and skipped 26 yards to Tech's 34. In four plays FSU scored.

Snyder got two yards and Kinderman nothing. Feely, apparently trapped, maneuvered clear and threw to Russom for a key first down at the 22.

SNYDER LOOSE

Snyder took a handoff, slashed up the middle, pulling away from a tackler, then shaking another who met him head on. He suddenly broke free and slipped into the end zone. Messer's point made it 7-7 with 6:06 left in the third quarter.

Kinderman threw a big block to shake Snyder loose initially.

A screen pass, Lothridge to Auer, got 14 yards for Tech, to its 40. FSU brought a halt at the 46. Lothridge punted and Calhoun toted this on 17 yards up to the 31.

Gene Roberts go three. Then Biletnikoff cut in behind Tech's secondary, took Tensi's pass over the middle and went 66 yards for a payoff. Messer's point kick made it 14-7 with 2:01 to go in the quarter.

On a pitchout, Bussell sprinted down the sidelilnes 29 yards to FSU's 44. FSU stiffened there. Lothridge punted to Calhoun on the 18. The Tribe got to the 25. Calhoun, rushed hard, got off a 29-yard punt and Tech was in business at its 47 in the first minutes of the last quarter.

Lothridge's third-down pass to Sircy was ruled complete at FSU's 40. It appeared that he might have trapped the ball. A 7-yard pass to Martin led to the 30, and McNames pounded for seven more. Jackson raced wide, struck off 20 to the three.

McNames got one, Bussell lost a yard. McNames smacked to the one. Fourth down, and McNames carried again up the middle. An official erased considerable doubt by throwing up his hands, signalling a touchdown. It was mighty close.

Lothridge's kick made it 14-14 with 6:28 to play.

PASS SHORT

FSU got no further than its 29 as a third-down pass, Tensi to Biletnikoff, was a yard short of a first down. Calhoun punted a 38-yarder and Tech started at its 28 with 5:12 left.

Three runs got Tech to FSU's 49. Two more lost a yard. Lothridge's long third-down pass to Martin was broken up on a dandy defensive play by Russom. Lothridge punted to the 17 with 3:01 remaining. Tech called time out between plays and when Calhoun punted the clock showed 1:51.

It was a short punt, just 20 yards, and Tech had a crack from FSU's 38. Bussell ran for three. Avery Sumner batted down a throw intended for Martin. Sumner and Cliff Gunter hit Lothridge as he threw, and the ball fell harmlessly a few yards away.

A fourth down throw to Martin was broken up when Marion Roberts arrived at the same instant as the ball, racking Martin hard.

FSU judiciously ran out the clock.

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

1st   0- 7  Opp, 25, interception return (kick)
2nd   0- 7  Doug Messer, 26, field goal failed
3rd   7- 7  Dave Snyder, 22, run (Doug Messer, kick), 6:06 
     14- 7  Fred Biletnikoff, 66, pass from Steve Tensi (Doug Messer, kick), 2:01 
4th  14-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 6:28 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 12 12 Rushes-yards 46-150 39-164 Passing 138 62 Att-Comp-Int 13-8-1 20-9-1 Total Yards 59-288 59-226 Punt Returns 3-47 4-21 Kickoff Returns 2-27 2-29 Interception Ret. 1-24 1-25 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 8-33.8 9-36.7 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-0 Penalties-Yds 2-30 4-50 Attendance 43,802 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dave Snyder 13- 56 Keith Kinderman 9- 30 Eddie Feely 5- 21 Gene Roberts 11- 20 Jim Loftin 5- 10 Steve Tensi 1- 6 Larry Brinkley 1- 4 Phil Spooner 1- 3 Receiving Fred Biletnikoff 2- 73 Jim Loftin 1- 28 Ken Russom 2- 12 Winfred Bailey 1- 9 Hank Sytsma 1- 9 Keith Kinderman 1- 7 Passing Steve Tensi 8- 5-0-119 Eddie Feely 5- 3-1- 19 Punt Return Charlie Calhoun 2- 43 Ken Russom 1- 4 Kickoff Return Dave Snyder 2- 27 Punting Charlie Calhoun 8- 270 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Charlie Calhoun . . . . . 1- 24 . . . . . .

FLORIDA 20, FLORIDA STATE 7

11/17/1962, GAINESVILLE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 18, 1962, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Putting a sword through the pit of Florida State's pride, Florida sprang Hagood Clark on a 63-yard punt return here Saturday afternoon and that was all she wrote as the Gators cut down the Seminoles by an emphatic 20-7 score.

Clark's big third-quarter run brought Florida from behind to a 12-7 lead. FSU was never the same after that, and understandably so.

Going into this one FSU had punted only 45 times. Only 18 of these had been run back for any yardage at all, and the total of that runback yardage was just 96. Utilizing a runback with beautiful blocking down a sideline alley - that was strikingly similar to ones with which FSU had returned punts very well this year - Florida wheeled for 119 yards with FSU punts.

Florida's punt return vividly illustrated the basic fundamental with which this football game was won: the B-L-O-C-K-I-N-G. Gator blocking was outstanding throughout this long afternoon.

During the Georgia game, Wallace Butts, the Bulldogs' Athletic Director, had remarked to an FSU fellow that the Seminoles' punt coverage was the best he had ever seen.

THE DIFFERENCE

The runbacks, including one for 43 yards by Bob Hoover to the FSU 21, were decidedly the difference in this football game. Florida didn't score after that second-quarter gain. Gene McDowell blocked a field-goal attempt by Jim Hall, kicking from the 14.

But right after, with FSU trying to get out of the hole, the Seminoles fumbled. Florida's Bruce Starling recovered at the 25. Three plays later Tom Shannon, a cocky lad and a sound enough quarterback, passed 15 yards to Starling in the end zone for a touchdown that cut an FSU lead to 7-6.

FSU had powered 72 yards for a 7-0 lead that came with 11 minutes remaining in the second quarter. Eddie Feely's running and passing sparked the push. Ken Russom's great catch of a fourth-down throw for a 25-yard gain to Florida's four set it up. Keith Kinderman scored from the two.

Florida which had scored the first time it got its mitts on the ball in the last half, also scored the second time it did. This one, bringing the score to 20-7, was a 65-yard production accomplished primarily on the ground.

Right after that, on Steve Tensi's passes, FSU drove to a first down on Florida's 13. FSU got to the seven on the next play. Then Tensi, trying to throw, was racked for a loss of 17 and the Seminoles, for all practical purposes, had had it.

Florida Field was no place for timid types on this sunshiny afternoon. The vigorous knocking was often audible in the stands. There was a breezy 8-mph wind, and it was something of a factor albeit a mild one.

SOME ERRORS

The way of the transgressor is hard, and FSU transgressed often against Florida's 6-point favorites. Eighty-even yards in penalties - Florida drew 75 yards - hobbled the Tribe much of the way. FSU's right end was repeatedly offside.

There was a good reason for the right end being offsides. It had to do with Florida's defensive signal calling, that sometimes drowned out FSU's offensive calls and confused the right end, who was generally split wide and was the farthest removed from the quarterback. Florida had alerted officials on this strategy, which Ray Graves insisted was not designed to confuse FSU but to implement Florida defenses.

Undoubtedly the FSU view of Florida's intention in this respect differed more than somewhat.

Florida recovered two FSU fumbles, intercepted one pass. FSU stole none. Of the 10 throws that Florida made eight reached their targets. The Seminoles managed only one fumble recovery though Florida had four bobbles.

A statistical edge was no consolation at all for FSU. The Seminoles racked 255 yards, 174 via air on 14 completions in 26 tries, and 81 on the ground.

Florida, with a lead of 16-13 in first downs, rushed for 119 yards, Shannon hit on seven of nine pass tries, and Florida gained 93 yards throwing.

Though FSU often struck down Larry Dupree, the heralded sophomore runner, in the clutch, he still emerged as the leading ground gainer with 55 yards to show for 17 bids.

Feely was FSU's most effective toter, gaining 41 yards but losing 17 and ending with a net of 24. He completed four of eight tosses. Tensi hit on 10 of 18 for 108 of the 174 yards via air.

Winfield Bailey caught five of the tosses and Hank Sytsma two.

Ironically, FSU finished with a punting average of 45.4 on Charley Calhoun's five boots. An ankle injury that had Calhoun on crutches last Monday did not effect his punting. It may have hindered him a bit on defense.

Also, ironically, FSU had consistent kickoffs for the first time this season, with Les Murdock, a fellow who came out for the team about three weeks back, booting 'em into the end zone.

For Florida it was a sixth victory against three losses. The Gators, with an open date next week, may well get a bowl bid if they get by Miami, there, in their last game. FSU is now 4-3-2 with a single game left, at Auburn next Saturday. It was the Seminoles' fourth loss in this 5-year old series that saw a 3-3 tie last fall.

Florida got more points against FSU than any team this season. Going in, FSU had yielded just 35 points in eight starts.

Hard rushing provided Florida with an effective enough pass defense when it counted most. And it was the Gators who covered punts to a fare-you-well this day. The Seminoles had returns on only two of Florida's six boots, for a total of just eight yards.

FSU had an early field position at the 50.

Florida had won the toss and chose to receive.

Les Murdock, kicking off for the first time this season, booted one into the end zone. FSU drew a wind advantage with Florida's decision.

Dupree's first crack from the 20 got four yards, but Jim O'Donnell's two cracks netted only three and Florida punted. It was a weak one into the wind, just 23 yards to the 50.

Two straight offside penalties set the Tribe back to its 41. But Feely hit Tom Hillabrand with a short pass and he picked up 13 yards to the Gator 46. Promptly, Feely connected with Hillabrand again for a first down at the 31.

Running gains were coming hard and Dave Snyder got only two yards in a crack up the middle. Feely missed on a pass. O'Donnell made a falling interception of another at the 24. A few UF linemen had reached a paw up and deflected the throw.

Shannon's 9-yard toss to Jerry Newcomer lifted the Gators to the 36. Dupree got four. Shannon's 11-yard toss to Russ Brown carried to FSU's 48. But John McConnaughhay decked Shannon trying to throw again for a 9-yard loss and three plays later Hagood Clarke punted for 43 yards to FSU's 15.

A third offside penalty put the Tribe back on the 10. Loftin slashed for seven. Charley Calhoun soon boomed a 48-yard punt that was returned eight yards to UF's 42.

UF was penalized 15 for holding, rubbing out a 4-yard run by Clark. On a double reverse, Clark picked up 13 to the 42. Tom Batton made an errant pitchout but recovered the fumble for a loss back to the 35. Shortly, Clark punted 43 yards to FSU's 28.

Gene Roberts got only three yards in two carries. Steve Tensi's pass to Winfred Bailey was short on a first down at the 35. But when Calhoun punted Florida was taxed 15 for roughing the kicker and FSU had a first down at the 50.

Third down and FSU was still at the 50 on the first play of the second quarter. Back to pass, Feely was trapped, ran to his left and polished off 16 yards for a first down at the 34.

Snyder in three straight runs whacked to a first down at the 24. But on his last run, a 4-yarder, he was driven out of bounds by Larry Libertore. There followed an altercation between the two, and a foul was judged against Snyder. FSU was set back to the 39.

Feely whipped to the right and ran, getting a big block from Kinderman, as he dashed for 14 to the 25. Kinderman go two. A pass was incomplete. Then FSU was offsides again. It was fourth down at the 29, and FSU went for it.

Feely appeared to be trapped again but he maneuvered away and finally threw to Ken Russom, who made a leap, tipped the ball, caught the ball as he fell for a 25-yard gain in to the four. It was an amazing catch.

Kinderman hit off left side, got nothing, but Florida was offside on the play. The ball was put at the two. Kinderman smashed off right tackle for six points. Messer kicked the point and it was 7-0 with 11:03 to go in the half.

Murdock again kicked one into the end zone, and Dupree brought it out to the 22. Three runs got only seven yards. Clark got off a whopping 58-yard punt and FSU brought it back on its 17.

Soon Calhoun punted and Hoover returned Calhoun's 43-yard effort for 41 big yards to FSU's 21. Marion Roberts and Calhoun teamed up to stop him when it looked like he would go the route. Hoover had picked up blockers as he cut across the field after taking the kick, and sprinted down the sidelines.

It was a beautiful team play, and a blemish on FSU's outstanding record in covering punts.

Hoover then dug for six yards, to the 15. Dupree powered to a first down on the nine.

Avery Sumner found his way through UF's line and cut O'Donnell down for no gain. Hoover got two, Dupree, off the right side, was stopped cold. Fourth down and Florida went for a field goal, Jim Hall kicking from the 14.

Gene McDowell powered through and blocked the bid. FSU started anew from its 20. FSU seemed to have lost a fumble at the 19 but the official ruled the whistle had blown. Gene Roberts, in two runs, racked a first down at the 30.

But Tensi's handoff to Kinderman was fumbled on a bad exchange and Bruce Starling recovered for Florida at the 25.

Dupree, going wide, lost two. Then Shannon found Tom Kelly with a 12-yard pass at the 15. Next play, Shannon pitched one to Starling in the end zone. He had slipped behind FSU's defenders, slanting from the side, and it was an easy catch.

There was no thought of going for two points an on the conversion try, a snap was slightly high and Hall's kick was wide. It was 7-6 with 1:45 left in the half.

With the help of a roughing penalty against the Gators, the Seminoles hung on to the ball until intermission.

FSU's traditional act of running through the goalposts en route to the dressing room had not gone unnoticed by Florida. And the Gators themselves sprinted through the goalposts just ahead of the first racing Seminoles. The later portions of the squads steamed through the uprights together. It was the first time this season Florida had pulled the stunt.

At this point, first downs were even, 5-5, but FSU had 84 yards running to Florida's 39, had outgained the Gators via air 57 to 46. Florida, however, had completed four of six passes, FSU four of nine. FSU had lost one fumble, had one throw intercepted. Florida had not lost the ball.

On the second half kickoff, Snyder gathered in the ball in the end zone, raced up a bit and handed off to Feely, who pitched back to Hillabrand, who danced up the sidelines to the 36 before Libertore tackled him. The tricky maneuver almost went the distance.

Florida was offsides just after, and Feely's wide run for four brought a first down at the 46. Two more runs got only three yards. On an enormously significant third-down play, Frank Lasky dug through and brought Feely down for a 15-yard loss, back at the 34.

Calhoun kicked into the wind. It was a short 30-yarder. Clark tucked it in at the 37, zipped to the sidelines and went all the way. Florida went for two, and Shannon's pass into the end zone fell incomplete, leaving it 12-7.

Struck by another offside penalty, FSU couldn't manage a first down after Florida's kickoff into the end zone.

Calhoun punted a 46-yarder that gave Florida a turn with the ball from its 35.

The Gators started to move. Dupree got four and Sam Mack five. Mack smashed for five more to the 40, then soon hit for three for a first down at FSU's 45.

A pass to Ron Stoner moved the Gators to the 34. Then Dupree swept to the 27. A personal foul provided a first down at the 12.

Mack ripped to the eight, then to the five. On a pitchout, Stoner went untouched off right tackle for the TD. Kelly ran for two points, off right tackle, and it was 20-7.

Tensi passes to Hank Sytsma for eight and Bailey for 11 put FSU quickly at its 41 after UF's kickoff into the end zone. Gene Roberts got seven on a draw play to the 48. Tensi passed to Snyder for 13 at the Florida 39, then two plays later hit Bailey for six more.

Then Tensi sailed one to Fred Biletnikoff at the 13. Bobby Dodd caught him by the ankle, caused a fall after he had run four yards. That saved a sure touchdown.

Gene Roberts got five to the seven. But Sam Holland and Dennis Murphy dogged Tensi, trying to pass on second down, for a 17-yard loss, back to the 23.

On that play went FSU's last chance.

Tensi's next two passes fell astray, and Florida took over at its 23 on the first play of the final quarter.

Again the Gators moved.

Dupree's 11-yard run provided initial impetus, and O'Donnell netted 13 up the middle to the 50. A roughing penalty put Florida at the 35. On third down, Shannon pitched to Dupree for a first down at the 24. After a holding penalty moved Florida back to its 38, Shannon passed for a 25-yard gain to Russ Brown who fumbled but recovered the bobble at the 13. Two runs got just three yards. Shannon on a sweep, went to the four but fumbled and Calhoun recovered for FSU there.

A 15-yard assessment against the Gators got FSU out of the hole. Tensi passed to Biletnikoff, who fumbled when hit. Kelly recovered the bobble in mid-air at FSU's 31. About seven minutes remained.

To no avail Butch Gunter cut Libertore down for an 8-yard loss. Florida soon punted, to the 11, with 5:20 left. On two Tensi passes to Bailey, FSU worked up to the 32, but a holding call pushed the Tribe back to the 18.

Fourth down at the 31, and Calhoun punted, 64 yards to Florida's two. With 1:24 left FSU called a time out. Florida ran three times up to the 10, and on the last play Clark punted to the 50 and FSU had no return of note...and so until next year.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
0
0
7
FLORIDA
0
6
14
0
20

2nd   7- 0  Keith Kinderman, 2, run (Doug Messer, kick), 11:03
      7- 0  Opp, 14, field goal blocked by Gene McDowell
      7- 6  Opp, 15, pass (kick failed), 1:45 
3rd   7-12  Opp, 63, punt return/blocked punt (pass failed)
      7-20  Opp, 5, run (run)


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 16 Rushes-yards 42- 81 44-113 Passing 174 93 Att-Comp-Int 26-14-1 10-8-0 Total Yards 68-255 54-206 Punt Returns 2-8 4-119 Kickoff Returns 1-36 1-23 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 5-45.4 6-37.5 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 4-1 Penalties-Yds 10-87 7-75 Attendance 46,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Gene Roberts 11- 26 Eddie Feely 8- 24 Jim Loftin 5- 17 Dave Snyder 8- 15 Keith Kinderman 5- 9 Charlie Calhoun 1- 3 Steve Tensi 4- -13 Receiving Winfred Bailey 5- 43 Hank Sytsma 3- 35 Fred Biletnikoff 2- 30 Tom Hillabrand 2- 28 Ken Russom 1- 25 Keith Kinderman 1- 13 Passing Steve Tensi 18-10-0-108 Eddie Feely 8- 4-1- 66 Punt Return Charlie Calhoun 1- 4 Eddie Feely 1- 4 Kickoff Return Tom Hillabrand 0- 26 Dave Snyder 1- 10 Punting Charlie Calhoun 5- 227 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Charlie Calhoun . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Gene McDowell . . . . . . . . . . 1 .

FLORIDA STATE 14, AUBURN 14

11/24/1962, AUBURN, AL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 25, 1962, page 1, by Bill McGrotha.

AUBURN, AL - Two touchdowns in the hole at halftime, Florida State's football team rose up on guts and pride to gain a 14-14 tie in a stirring drama here Saturday afternoon.

It was the final game of FSU's toughest schedule ever and gave the team a respectable 4-3-3 standing.

Auburn mistakes paved the way, but the Seminoles had some faulty going themselves as they misfired on opportunity in bids at the Tigers' 19, 13, 33 and 21.

Dave Snyder's interception of a pass set the stage for a third-quarter TD at Auburn's 13. On fourth down, Eddie Feely passed to Jim Loftin in the flat for a 10-yard payoff.

In the fourth-quarter FSU recovered a fumbled punt at Auburn's 6-yard line. Tucker Frederickson, the heralded sophomore back from South Florida, unaccountedly tried to down the punt inside his 10. Bruce Darsey recovered his bobble.

FEELY DOES IT

Again on fourth down Feely passed three yards to John McConnaughhay in the end zone. There was 3:42 left in the game and FSU, wary of a line that had tossed Seminole backs for losses on two of the preceding three plays, went for one point only. Doug Messer kicked his second of the day.

Jimmy Sidle, a sometimes brilliant - sometimes-not sophomore quarterback, had stunned FSU with a first-quarter touchdown run of 77 yards, longest scoring tally by an Auburn back from scrimmage in 11 years.

Auburn marched 87 yards for its second tally midway in the second quarter. Sidle passed to Frederickson for the TD on a 9-yard play.

The second half was strictly FSU's. Auburn, which had negotiated 11 first downs by intermission, got only four in the last two quarters.

Both teams had gone into this one with many injuries.

Guard John Levings and linebacker YC McNeese did not dress out for FSU. Guard Gene McDowell, the Tribes' captain, was in for only two plays.

FSU's tackle situation was critical throughout the game. Hurt at one time or another were Avery Sumner, Jim Sims, Tom Slicker and Tom West.

Peterson kept shuffling his injured tackles in and out after brief rests.

Auburn managed 297 yards of total offense and FSU 259.

Feely playing in his last game, was never better in the clutch. He completed seven of 15 passes for 91 yards, emerging as the all-time pass yardage king of FSU in the process. He ran six times for 28 yards.

Pass completions came hard before Auburn's vigorous rushing, and the Seminoles hit on just 10 of 27 but got 120 yards.

Auburn got the bulk of its yardage on the ground. Sidle accounted for a whopping 146 yards in 14 carries out of a team total of 235 on the ground.

Shug Jordon, the Auburn Coach, blistering his players for what he termed a "typically listless effort" in the last half, said: "This one goes in the record books as a tie, but to me it is an Auburn loss."

PETERSON PRAISES

Bill Peterson, the FSU Coach, said "If somebody asked me five years from now what I remembered most about this team it would be games like this. These players have an uncommon amount of heart, and any coach would love this team.

"We did not consider going for two points after our last touchdown because we thought there was enough time left for an opportunity to win it. Anybody who says we didn't play to win simply didn't see this second half today."

FSU closes its season with a record of four victories, three defeats, three ties. Against Southeastern Conference teams the Seminoles won one, lost one, tied three - Kentucky and Georgia Tech, in addition to Auburn.

The Tigers are now 6-2-1, with Alabama to go.

Among the many FSU heroes on this clear, cool day was Charley Calhoun who made tackle after tackle from his position in the secondary and punted seven times for a 42.9 average.

The bulk of 20,000 fans left the stadium in considerable gloom after a holiday mood at half-time.

Both teams found their initial going rough in this one. Auburn received the game-opening kick, but couldn't move.

FSU stayed backed up around the 20 until its second turn with the ball. After a punt dictated a Seminole start at the 14, the Tribe probed to its 20 in two runs.

Then on third down, Feely slipped back and shot a long, long pass to Ken Russom, all alone and waiting beyond the midfield stripe. He gathered it in and easily sped to the Auburn 23 before being pulled down. It was a 57-yard gain and brought for Feely the all-time pass yardage record for an FSU player.

Kinderman smashed to the 19, but Marion Roberts got nothing. Feely's pass to Kinderman in the flat missed its mark. Fourth down and Doug Messer tried for a 35-yard field goal. The kick was short and Auburn started anew at the 20.

SIDLE STRIKES

On Auburn's second play after that, Sidle struckoff the right side, cut back toward the middle and suddenly was in the clear for a-fleet 77-yard payoff run. Woody Woodall made it 7-0 with his kick after Auburn was penalized back to the 18 for holding on his first effort.

Soon the Tigers were knocking again. Sidle's 12-yard pass to Frederickson started it. Larry Rawson dug for nine yards to FSU's 44. But two plays later Dave Snyder intercepted a Sidle pitch and returned it 19 yards to FSU's 49.

Gene Roberts ripped wide for five. With the help of a 4th-and-one run by Feely for two, FSU cut out a first down on Auburn's 39. Kinderman whipped through for seven and Feely passed 10 yards to Donnie Floyd at the 22. In three runs, Marion Roberts got nine. Fourth and one, and Kinderman was cut down just short of the line of scrimmage on a right-tackle smash. Auburn took over.

From there, the Tigers went all the way for a second TD that came halfway through the second quarter.

Accomplished in 11 plays, the 87-yard charge was mainly on the ground. Larry Laster's 11-yard dance brought Auburn to its 45. Sidle got 12 to FSU's 43. From the 36, Sidle passed 10 yards to Frederickson. Laster went wide for nine to the 17, and FSU was penalized to the nine for a personal foul. Sidle then shot a pass to Frederickson in the flats and he was in for an easy TD. Woodall's kick made it 14-0.

FSU moved from its 20 to more frustration. Steve Tensi's 16-yard pass to Hank Sytsma lifted the Tribe to its 49, and Gene Roberts knocked off eight to Auburn's 43. A bit later, Gene brought a first down at the 39. But, on 4th-and-4, Tensi was dumped for a loss of six.

Auburn whacked away vigorously. Laster spun for 13 to the 49, and Sidle passed to Don Downs for 14 to FSU's 37. Then Laster caught a throw for a first down at the 25.

But Bill Tyre and John McConnaughhay grabbed Sidle for a loss of eight, and fourth down soon came with 20 seconds to go in the half. Woodall missed a long field-goal try.

Feely's pass was batted up in the air by guard Chuck Piatzek and tackle Bobby Rodgers made a falling interception.

But Auburn's quick attempt to cash in a TD was futile as time ran out on a pass attempt that sailed out of bounds.

OUT OF HOLE

It was futile scrimmaging for both sides in the third quarter until Feely faded for a pass at FSU's 20.

Trapped by rampaging Tigers, Feely slipped out of big trouble at the 10, and maneuvered, in a startling exhibition of broken-field running for 23 yards.

But the Tribe got no farther than its 45 as passes failed. Calhoun punted a 45-yarder to Auburn's 11.

On third down, needing much, Sidle appeared stopped for no gain at the 13. But he got out of two traps, raced wide and suddenly there was one Seminole between him and a touchdown. That man - Dave Snyder - outfenced a blocker and got him after a 15-yard pickup.

After an offsides put Auburn back on its 23. Sidle tried a pass. Snyder stole it at the 23, raced down to the 13.

Tensi fumbled, but recovered for no gain. Gene Roberts got nothing in a crack off right side. Snyder, on a draw play, got only three, to the 10. In came Feely on fourth down, and he rifled a throw in the flats where Loftin had smooth sailing for a TD. Messer's kick narrowed things to 14-7 with 4:20 to go in the third period.

Stymied inside its 35, Auburn drew new life on fourth down when Joe Kilgore punted. Rushed hard, he got off a mere 22-yarder but FSU was ruled roughing the kicker and Auburn continued at its 49.

The Tigers couldn't capitalize on the chance and Kilgore punted into the end zone.

On third down Sidle faded for a throw, found nobody open and scampered for 18 yards to Auburn's 48.

GUNTER KEY

Butch Gunter nailed Sidle for a 2-yard loss, sparked a halt, and Kilgore again went in to punt. The snap was a trifle low and Kilgore couldn't get the handle on it. He was swarmed under by three Seminoles at the Auburn 37.

That lovely opportunity ended in nothing. Gene Roberts got six yards in two runs and Tensi passed to Loftin for a first down at the 24.

Loftin then carried for three to the 21, but three Tensi passes mimssed and Auburn took over.

Kilgore soon punted a 37-yarder and Russom returned to FSU's 47. A personal foul called against Auburn on the runback presented FSU with a shot from Auburn's 39.

A holding penalty ruptured that effort, however, after penetration to the 32. With 6:15 left, Calhoun punted.

Frederickson, unaccountably, tried to fall on the ball at the six. It got out of his grasp and Bruce Darsey was there to recover for FSU.

Kinderman lost two yards. Feely's pass to Kinderman resulted in a loss of another yard on a timely tackle by Frederickson. Feely threw to Tom Hillabrand at the three.

Fourth down and Feely hit McConnaughhay over the middle in the end zone for six points.

With 3:42 to go, FSU went for one point. Messer made it to deadlock things 14-14.

On a Sidle run for 10, Auburn got up to its 47. Three passes then fell on the ground. Kilgore punted into the end zone with 2:15 to go. Auburn forced FSU to return the punt with 1:05 left and started at its 36 after a Calhoun 42-yarder.

FUTILE BIDS

Auburn throw four straight incomplete passes, one nullified by a penalty against both teams. On fourth down 15 seconds left, Kilgore punted as many fans booed. FSU risking no fumble, made no attempt to field the ball, and that was the games' last play.

With 26 seconds left, the suspense had hung in the air when George Rose was carted off the field on a stretcher with an injury after some delay.

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

1st   0- 0  Doug Messer, 35, field goal failed, 6:52 
      0- 7  Opp, 77, run (kick), 6:14 
2nd   0-14  Opp, 8, pass (kick), 7:35 
      0-14  Opp, 37, field goal failed, 0:19 
3rd   7-14  Jim Loftin, 10, pass from Eddie Feely (Doug Messer, kick), 4:20 
4th  14-14  John McConnaughhay, 3, pass from Eddie Feely (Doug Messer, kick), 3:42 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 10 15 Rushes-yards 42-116 43-235 Passing 120 62 Att-Comp-Int 27-10-1 18-7-2 Total Yards 69-236 61-297 Punt Returns 2-12 4-18 Kickoff Returns 3-32 3-52 Interception Ret. 2-24 1-4 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 7-42.9 7-37.6 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 5-56 3-35 Attendance 20,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Eddie Feely 6- 28 Marion Roberts 10- 28 Gene Roberts 8- 26 Phil Spooner 5- 18 Keith Kinderman 9- 17 Dave Snyder 1- 3 Jim Loftin 1- 2 Steve Tensi 2- -6 Receiving Ken Russom 1- 57 Jim Loftin 2- 17 Don Floyd 2- 16 Hank Sytsma 1- 15 Fred Biletnikoff 1- 7 Tom Hillabrand 1- 6 John McConnaughhay 1- 3 Keith Kinderman 1- -1 Passing Eddie Feely 15- 7-1- 91 Steve Tensi 12- 3-0- 29 Punt Return Ken Russom 1- 7 Charlie Calhoun 1- 5 Kickoff Return Gene Roberts 1- 16 Keith Kinderman 1- 13 Eddie Feely 1- 3 Punting Charlie Calhoun 7- 300 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bruce Darsey . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Dave Snyder . . . . . 2- 24 . . . . . .