Florida State Football - 1965 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1965 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bill Peterson, Head Coach
Bobby Bowden, Offensive Ends
Bill Crutchfield, Offensive Chief
Bob Harbison, Defensive Line
Don James, First Assistant, Defensive Chief
Ken MacLean, Head Recruiter
Don Powell, Offensive Line
Bill Proctor, Freshman
Neil Schmidt, Defensive Ends, Linebackers

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1965 FSU Football Handbook


1965 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 1965 FSU Football Handbook, page 24.

Jim Bailey, 6-2, 175, DB, Wilmington, OH

Joe Benson, 5-10, 197, HB, Birmingham, AL

Mike Blatt, 5-11, 202, LB, Key West - An outstanding freshman halfback, Blatt took to defensive play as if he was born there...he already has a reputation for toughness, and is a great future prospect...looking for a good first season.

Tim Broxon, 6-4, 185, DE, Milton

Mike Bugar, 6-1, 204, DT, Youngstown, OH

Bill Burkhardt, 6-1, 185, QB, Rocky River, OH

Billy Cox, 6-1, 178, HB, Atlanta, GA - Although he has yet to appear in a varsity game, FSU fans are already comparing him to Biletnikoff...the comparison is premature, but Cox has the tools to become an outstanding pass receiver...good speed, good moves and the ability to come up with the great catch...a dedicated athlete who likes contact.

Tom Culliton, 5-11, 206, E, San Antonio, TX

John Daly, 5-10, 185, MG, Jacksonville - Came from nowhere to win the number two job at his position in the spring...brother to former FSU defensive standout Bill Daly...not big, speed only adequate, but he has the ability to get around the ball carrier...quick and plenty tough.

Dennis Doyle, 6-2, 196, E, Jacksonville

Donnie Ellers, 6-3, 219, OT, Bessemer, AL

Chuck Elliott, 6-0, 193, FB, Troy, OH

Lane Fenner, 6-5, 197, E, Evansville, IN

Jack Fenwick, 6-4, 214, E, Cincinnati, OH

Chuck Flores, 5-11, 198, FB, Perry

Bill Gunter, 6-0, 167, QB, Dothan, AL

Ken Hart, 6-3, 196, FL, Groveland

Gene Holloway, 6-2, 199, OG, Homewood, AL

Larry Kissam, 6-0, 223, OT, Inglewood, CA

Marty Kolbus, 6-2, 185, QB, East Chicago, IN

Jim Kramer, 6-2, 207, OT, Dayton, OH

Mark Lenker, 6-0, 184, OG, Jacksonville

Skip Lewis, 6-1, 188, FB, Middletown, OH

Frank Loner, 5-9, 196, PK, Atlanta, GA

Richard McLean, 6-0, 186, OG, Holly Hill

Carlie McNeil, 6-1, 195, OG, Macon, GA - Had a good spring both offensively and defensively...one of the real good sophmores on this '65 team...expected to be one of the Seminoles' top performers in the future...hits with authority.

Ron Mercer, 5-11, 190, HB, Jacksonville

Larry Pendleton, 6-0, 187, OG, Winter Garden

Pete Roberts, 5-11, 200, PK, Gainesville

Thurston Taylor, 6-2, 216, OT, College Park, GA - An end on last year's freshman team, Taylor was moved to tackle in the spring...he learned quickly and moved to the second unit almost immediately...he may handle punting duties for the Seminoles this fall...has strong leg and is accurate.

Bob Urich, 6-2, 198, C, Toronto, OH

Rommy Vistart, 6-3, 270, DT, Colquitt, GA

Wayne Walther, 6-0, 206, C, Cantonment


1965 Roster - By Name

From the 1965 FSU Football Handbook, page 22.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 51 Joe Avezzano          OG      6-2   229  Sr-R **   Miami (Jackson)
     Jim Bailey            DB      6-2   175  So        Wilmington, OH (Wilmington)
     Joe Benson            HB      5-10  197  So        Birmingham, AL (Shades Valley)
* 22 Maury Bibent          DB      6-0   196  Sr-R **   Cincinnati, OH (Western Hills)
* 86 Buddy Blankenship     E       6-3   200  Jr-R      Atlanta, GA (O'Keefe)
* 40 Mike Blatt            LB      5-11  202  So        Key West (Key West)
* 64 Dave Braggins         OT      6-2   223  Jr-R      Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
     Tim Broxon            DE      6-4   185  So        Milton (Milton)
* 67 Mike Bugar            DT      6-1   204  So        Youngstown, OH (Austintown Fitch)
     Bill Burkhardt        QB      6-1   185  So        Rocky River, OH (Saint Ignatius)
* 26 Bill Campbell         DB      5-9   176  Jr        Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 15 Pat Conway            DB      5-10  180  Jr   *    Miami (Jackson)
  31 Billy Cox             HB      6-1   178  So        Atlanta, GA (Grady)
  80 Stan Croley           DE      6-2   192  So-R      Dade City (Pasco Comprehensive)
     Tom Culliton          E       5-11  206  So        San Antonio, TX (Pasco Comprehensive)
* 84 George D'Allesandro   DE      5-11  202  Sr-R **   Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
     John Daly             MG      5-10  185  So        Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
     Tom DeLopez           FB      6-2   195  So-R      Miami (Hialeah)
     Dennis Doyle          E       6-2   196  So        Jacksonville (Jackson)
* 43 Howard Ehler          DB      5-10  195  Sr   **   Tavares (Tavares)
  64 Donnie Ellers         OT      6-3   219  So        Bessemer, AL (Bessemer)
     Chuck Elliott         FB      6-0   193  So        Troy, OH (Tippecanoe)
  82 Lane Fenner           E       6-5   197  So        Evansville, IN (North)
  82 Jack Fenwick          E       6-4   214  So        Cincinnati, OH (Norwood)
     Chuck Flores          FB      5-11  198  So        Perry (Taylor County)
* 87 Terry Garvin          DE      5-11  203  Sr   *    Pensacola (Pensacola)
  12 Tony Gero             QB      5-10  186  Jr-R      Madison, NJ (Madison)
* 23 Wayne Giardino        FB      5-10  192  Jr   *    West Palm Beach (Forest Hill)
     Larry Green           HB      5-10  175  Jr   *    Cairo, GA (Cairo)
     Bill Gunter           QB      6-0   167  So        Dothan, AL (Ashford)
  65 Dave Hall             OG      5-11  208  Jr-R      Panama City (Bay)
  11 Kim Hammond           QB      6-1   185  So-R      Melbourne (Melbourne)
     Ken Hart              FL      6-3   196  So        Groveland (Groveland)
  79 Gene Holloway         OG      6-2   199  So        Homewood, AL (Shades Valley)
* 35 John Hosack           HB-P    5-10  194  Jr        Miami (Edison)
     Fred Hudson           OG      6-1   208  So-R      Milton (Milton)
  71 Ken Johnson           OT      6-2   224  So-R      Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
* 21 Donovan Jones         HB      6-1   196  Jr        Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 88 Jerry Jones           E       6-1   185  So-R      Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
* 73 Larry Kissam          OT      6-0   223  Jr        Inglewood, CA (Inglewood/Los Angeles JC)
  17 Marty Kolbus          QB      6-2   185  So        East Chicago, IN (Roosevelt)
     Jim Kramer            OT      6-2   207  So        Dayton, OH (Belmont)
  42 Alan LaMarche         DB      5-11  187  So-R      Hollywood (South Broward)
     Mark Lenker           OG      6-0   184  So        Jacksonville (Ribault)
     Skip Lewis            FB      6-1   188  So        Middletown, OH (Lemon-Monroe)
  34 Frank Loner           PK      5-9   196  So        Atlanta, GA (Richmond Academy)
* 62 Howard Lurie          LB      6-0   201  Sr   *    Northridge, CA (Cleveland)
* 77 Bob Mangan            OT      6-1   229  Sr-R **   Atlanta, GA (Saint Pius X Catholic)
* 44 Jim Mankins           HB      6-2   221  Jr        King City, CA (King City/Hartnell JC)
* 14 Jim Massey            DB      5-11  175  Sr-R **   Cairo, GA (Cairo)
* 74 Jay Mac Matthews      DT      6-1   218  Jr-R      Chiefland (Chiefland)
* 63 Bill McDowell         LB      6-1   208  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Leon)
  52 Wayne McDuffie        C       6-2   208  Jr   *    Hawkinsville, GA (Hawkinsville)
     Phil McKinnon         LB      5-11  199  So-R      Birmingham, AL (Ensley)
     Richard McLean        OG      6-0   186  So        Holly Hill (Mainland)
  66 Carlie McNeil         OG      6-1   195  So        Macon, GA (Willingham)
  41 Bob Menendez          DB      5-10  194  Jr        Key West (Key West)
     Ron Mercer            HB      5-11  190  So        Jacksonville (Paxon)
* 30 Bill Moremen          HB      5-11  181  So-R      Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 68 Joe Parrish           LB      6-1   194  Sr-R **   Auburndale (Auburndale)
     Larry Pendleton       OG      6-0   187  So        Winter Garden (Lakeview)
* 78 Charles Pennie        DT      6-4   230  Jr        Hollywood (South Broward)
* 79 Frank Pennie          DT      6-4   240  Sr-R **   Hollywood (South Broward)
* 29 Joe Petko             FB      5-9   194  Sr   **   Shaker Heights, OH (Shaker Heights)
  53 David Pitts           MG      5-9   202  Jr-R *    Blountstown (Blountstown)
* 69 Ed Pope               OG      6-1   208  Jr-R      Waycross, GA (Ware County)
* 16 Ed Pritchett          QB      6-2   181  Sr-R **   Decatur, GA (Avondale)
* 24 Elton Revell          HB      6-0   174  Jr-R      Tallahassee (Florida)
  32 Billy Richardson      DB      6-0   189  So-R      Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
  33 Butch Riser           DB      6-0   181  So-R      Sanford (Seminole)
* 85 Pete Roberts          PK      5-11  200  So        Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 61 Jack Shinholser       MG      6-1   210  Sr-R **   Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 27 Phil Spooner          HB      5-11  185  Sr-R **   Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 54 John Stephens         C       6-1   201  Jr   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 83 Thurston Taylor       OT      6-2   216  So        College Park, GA (North Clayton)
* 55 Bob Urich             C       6-2   198  So        Toronto, OH (Toronto)
  75 Rommy Vistart         DT      6-3   270  So        Colquitt, GA (Miller County)
  81 H.T. Waller           DE      6-1   186  So-R      Vernon (Vernon)
     Wayne Walther         C       6-0   206  So        Cantonment (Tate)
* 28 T.K. Wetherell        HB      5-10  185  So-R      Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 89 Max Wettstein         E       6-3   214  Sr   **   Leesburg (Leesburg)
* 70 Del Williams          OT      6-2   230  Jr   *    Live Oak (Suwannee)
     Paul Williams         DT      6-1   201  So-R      Hallandale (South Broward)
* 60 Larry Williamson      OG      5-11  209  Jr        Macon, GA (Lanier)

1965 Roster - By Number

From the 1965 FSU Football Handbook, page 22.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Jim Bailey            DB      6-2   175  So        Wilmington, OH (Wilmington)
     Joe Benson            HB      5-10  197  So        Birmingham, AL (Shades Valley)
     Tim Broxon            DE      6-4   185  So        Milton (Milton)
     Bill Burkhardt        QB      6-1   185  So        Rocky River, OH (Saint Ignatius)
     Tom Culliton          E       5-11  206  So        San Antonio, TX (Pasco Comprehensive)
     John Daly             MG      5-10  185  So        Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
     Tom DeLopez           FB      6-2   195  So-R      Miami (Hialeah)
     Dennis Doyle          E       6-2   196  So        Jacksonville (Jackson)
     Chuck Elliott         FB      6-0   193  So        Troy, OH (Tippecanoe)
     Chuck Flores          FB      5-11  198  So        Perry (Taylor County)
     Larry Green           HB      5-10  175  Jr   *    Cairo, GA (Cairo)
     Bill Gunter           QB      6-0   167  So        Dothan, AL (Ashford)
     Ken Hart              FL      6-3   196  So        Groveland (Groveland)
     Fred Hudson           OG      6-1   208  So-R      Milton (Milton)
     Jim Kramer            OT      6-2   207  So        Dayton, OH (Belmont)
     Mark Lenker           OG      6-0   184  So        Jacksonville (Ribault)
     Skip Lewis            FB      6-1   188  So        Middletown, OH (Lemon-Monroe)
     Phil McKinnon         LB      5-11  199  So-R      Birmingham, AL (Ensley)
     Richard McLean        OG      6-0   186  So        Holly Hill (Mainland)
     Ron Mercer            HB      5-11  190  So        Jacksonville (Paxon)
     Larry Pendleton       OG      6-0   187  So        Winter Garden (Lakeview)
     Wayne Walther         C       6-0   206  So        Cantonment (Tate)
     Paul Williams         DT      6-1   201  So-R      Hallandale (South Broward)
  11 Kim Hammond           QB      6-1   185  So-R      Melbourne (Melbourne)
  12 Tony Gero             QB      5-10  186  Jr-R      Madison, NJ (Madison)
* 14 Jim Massey            DB      5-11  175  Sr-R **   Cairo, GA (Cairo)
* 15 Pat Conway            DB      5-10  180  Jr   *    Miami (Jackson)
* 16 Ed Pritchett          QB      6-2   181  Sr-R **   Decatur, GA (Avondale)
  17 Marty Kolbus          QB      6-2   185  So        East Chicago, IN (Roosevelt)
* 21 Donovan Jones         HB      6-1   196  Jr        Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 22 Maury Bibent          DB      6-0   196  Sr-R **   Cincinnati, OH (Western Hills)
* 23 Wayne Giardino        FB      5-10  192  Jr   *    West Palm Beach (Forest Hill)
* 24 Elton Revell          HB      6-0   174  Jr-R      Tallahassee (Florida)
* 26 Bill Campbell         DB      5-9   176  Jr        Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 27 Phil Spooner          HB      5-11  185  Sr-R **   Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 28 T.K. Wetherell        HB      5-10  185  So-R      Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 29 Joe Petko             FB      5-9   194  Sr   **   Shaker Heights, OH (Shaker Heights)
* 30 Bill Moremen          HB      5-11  181  So-R      Daytona Beach (Mainland)
  31 Billy Cox             HB      6-1   178  So        Atlanta, GA (Grady)
  32 Billy Richardson      DB      6-0   189  So-R      Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
  33 Butch Riser           DB      6-0   181  So-R      Sanford (Seminole)
  34 Frank Loner           PK      5-9   196  So        Atlanta, GA (Richmond Academy)
* 35 John Hosack           HB-P    5-10  194  Jr        Miami (Edison)
* 40 Mike Blatt            LB      5-11  202  So        Key West (Key West)
  41 Bob Menendez          DB      5-10  194  Jr        Key West (Key West)
  42 Alan LaMarche         DB      5-11  187  So-R      Hollywood (South Broward)
* 43 Howard Ehler          DB      5-10  195  Sr   **   Tavares (Tavares)
* 44 Jim Mankins           HB      6-2   221  Jr        King City, CA (King City/Hartnell JC)
* 51 Joe Avezzano          OG      6-2   229  Sr-R **   Miami (Jackson)
  52 Wayne McDuffie        C       6-2   208  Jr   *    Hawkinsville, GA (Hawkinsville)
  53 David Pitts           MG      5-9   202  Jr-R *    Blountstown (Blountstown)
* 54 John Stephens         C       6-1   201  Jr   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 55 Bob Urich             C       6-2   198  So        Toronto, OH (Toronto)
* 60 Larry Williamson      OG      5-11  209  Jr        Macon, GA (Lanier)
* 61 Jack Shinholser       MG      6-1   210  Sr-R **   Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 62 Howard Lurie          LB      6-0   201  Sr   *    Northridge, CA (Cleveland)
* 63 Bill McDowell         LB      6-1   208  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Leon)
* 64 Dave Braggins         OT      6-2   223  Jr-R      Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
  64 Donnie Ellers         OT      6-3   219  So        Bessemer, AL (Bessemer)
  65 Dave Hall             OG      5-11  208  Jr-R      Panama City (Bay)
  66 Carlie McNeil         OG      6-1   195  So        Macon, GA (Willingham)
* 67 Mike Bugar            DT      6-1   204  So        Youngstown, OH (Austintown Fitch)
* 68 Joe Parrish           LB      6-1   194  Sr-R **   Auburndale (Auburndale)
* 69 Ed Pope               OG      6-1   208  Jr-R      Waycross, GA (Ware County)
* 70 Del Williams          OT      6-2   230  Jr   *    Live Oak (Suwannee)
  71 Ken Johnson           OT      6-2   224  So-R      Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
* 73 Larry Kissam          OT      6-0   223  Jr        Inglewood, CA (Inglewood/Los Angeles JC)
* 74 Jay Mac Matthews      DT      6-1   218  Jr-R      Chiefland (Chiefland)
  75 Rommy Vistart         DT      6-3   270  So        Colquitt, GA (Miller County)
* 77 Bob Mangan            OT      6-1   229  Sr-R **   Atlanta, GA (Saint Pius X Catholic)
* 78 Charles Pennie        DT      6-4   230  Jr        Hollywood (South Broward)
  79 Gene Holloway         OG      6-2   199  So        Homewood, AL (Shades Valley)
* 79 Frank Pennie          DT      6-4   240  Sr-R **   Hollywood (South Broward)
  80 Stan Croley           DE      6-2   192  So-R      Dade City (Pasco Comprehensive)
  81 H.T. Waller           DE      6-1   186  So-R      Vernon (Vernon)
  82 Lane Fenner           E       6-5   197  So        Evansville, IN (North)
  82 Jack Fenwick          E       6-4   214  So        Cincinnati, OH (Norwood)
* 83 Thurston Taylor       OT      6-2   216  So        College Park, GA (North Clayton)
* 84 George D'Allesandro   DE      5-11  202  Sr-R **   Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 85 Pete Roberts          PK      5-11  200  So        Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 86 Buddy Blankenship     E       6-3   200  Jr-R      Atlanta, GA (O'Keefe)
* 87 Terry Garvin          DE      5-11  203  Sr   *    Pensacola (Pensacola)
* 88 Jerry Jones           E       6-1   185  So-R      Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
* 89 Max Wettstein         E       6-3   214  Sr   **   Leesburg (Leesburg)
Lettermen listed on page 20 of the 1966 FSU Football Handbook.
Editor's Note: The media guide and Tallahassee Democrat have Bill Moremen's name spelled "Moreman." Through email, Bill has told us the correct spelling is "Moremen" and we have made the appropriate changes.
Florida Times-Union, December 2, 1965, page 60, Jack Shinholser, linebacker, named AP All-American Honorable Mention
Florida Times-Union, December 3, 1965, page 57, Jack Shinholser, linebacker, named UPI All-American Honorable Mention

1965 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Jack Shinholser          Newspaper Enterprises Association - 2nd Team All-American
                         Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans -  1

1965 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
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Fred Biletnikoff         25      WR                 Oakland  Raiders
Bill "Red" Dawson        83      TE-DE              Boston Patriots
Dick Hermann             46      LB                 Oakland  Raiders
Keith Kinderman                  RB                 Houston Oilers
Tony Romeo               86      TE                 Boston Patriots
Steve Tensi              13      QB                 San Diego Chargers
Bud Whitehead            47      DB                 San Diego Chargers

Noles in the Pros -  7

1965 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
REC
09/25
Ref
A
TEXAS CHRISTIAN
L 3- 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-5
10/02
Ref
H
BAYLOR
W 9- 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
5-5
10/09
Ref
A
KENTUCKY
L 24-26
 
 
 
19
 
18
6-4
10/16
Ref
H
GEORGIA
W 10- 3
 
 
5
5
 
15
6-4
10/23
Ref
A
ALABAMA
L 0-21
 
 
 
15
1
4
9-1-1
10/30
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 7- 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
7-3
11/06
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 35- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-7
11/13
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 0- 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-4
11/20
Ref
H
HOUSTON
T 16-16
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-5-1
11/27
Ref
A
FLORIDA
L 17-30
 
 
 
14
 
12
7-4
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    4- 5-1   4-0-1   0-5     0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   1- 3     1-0     0-3     0-0


1965 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Phil Spooner 11/20/1965 HOUSTON 16 142 8.88 1

1965 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

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

1965 - 300 Yard Passing Club

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

1965 EOY Stats

From the 1966 FSU Football Handbook, page 60. Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 121 119 Points Per Game............. 12.1 11.9 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 15 16 TDs Rushing................. 8 8 TDs Passing................. 5 6 TDs Fumble Return........... 0 0 TDs Punt Return............. 1 0 TDs Interception............ 0 1 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 1 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 1 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 10-16 9-16 Kick........................ 10-15 7-12 Pass........................ 0- 1 1- 3 Run......................... 0- 0 1- 1 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 7-13 4-10 SAFETY........................ 0 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 141 132 Rushing..................... 71 69 Passing..................... 64 53 Penalty..................... 6 10 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1406 1835 Yards gained rushing........ 1663 2164 Yards lost rushing.......... 257 329 Rushing Attempts............ 384 436 Average Per Rush............ 3.7 4.2 Average Per Game............ 140.6 183.5 PASSING YARDAGE............... 1296 1212 Att-Comp-Int................ 256-114-15 181- 89- 5 Efficiency.................. 81.78 110.83 Average Per Pass............ 5.1 6.7 Average Per Catch........... 11.4 13.6 Average Per Game............ 129.6 121.2 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 2702 3047 Total Plays................. 640 617 Average Per Play............ 4.2 4.9 Average Per Game............ 270.2 304.7 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 21- 538 - Average Per Return.......... 25.6 0.0 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 36-422 - Average Per Return.......... 11.7 0.0 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 5- 26 - Average Per Return.......... 5.2 0.0 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 13- 6 21-14 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 53- 524 50- 503 Average Per Game............ 52.4 50.3 PUNTS-YARDS................... 61-2404 70-2620 Average Per Punt............ 39.4 37.4 Net punt average............ 39.4 31.4 ATTENDANCE.................... 142,283 171,455 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 5-28,457 5-34,291
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
26
16
30
49
121
Opponents
34
29
16
40
119
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Jim Mankins              85  352   16   336   4.0   1     
Phil Spooner             76  341   18   323   4.3   2     
Bill Moremen        10   49  259   10   249   5.1   2        24.9
Ed Pritchett        10   78  391  161   230   2.9   2        23.0
Wayne Giardino           66  220   19   201   3.0   1     
Joe Petko                23   79   18    61   2.7   0     
T.K. Wetherell            4   19   12     7   1.8   0     
Kim Hammond               1    3    0     3   3.0   0     
Tony Gero                 1    0    4    -4  -4.0   0     

Total.........      10  384 1663  257  1406   3.7   8       140.6
Opponents.....      10  436 2164  329  1835   4.2   8       183.5


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Ed Pritchett        10   81.54 247-110-14   .445 1225   5       122.5
Kim Hammond              94.93   6-  2- 0   .333   44   0     
Tony Gero               213.40   2-  2- 0  1.000   27   0     
Wayne Giardino          ******   1-  0- 1   .000    0   0     
Bill Moremen        10           0-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0     0.0

Total.........      10   81.78 256-114-15   .445 1296   5       129.6
Opponents.....      10  110.83 181- 89- 5   .492 1212   6       121.2


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Max Wettstein           24   365  15.2   3     
T.K. Wetherell          19   234  12.3   1     
Jerry Jones             19   223  11.7   1     
Buddy Blankenship       15   163  10.9   0     
Bill Moremen        10   6    72  12.0   0         7.2
Wayne Giardino           9    52   5.8   0     
Lane Fenner              3    48  16.0   0     
Phil Spooner             4    35   8.8   0     
Donovan Jones            2    34  17.0   0     
Jim Mankins              5    31   6.2   0     
Elton Revell             3    30  10.0   0     
Thurston Taylor          1     4   4.0   0     
Joe Petko                3    -5  -1.7   0     

Total.........      10 114  1296  11.4   5       129.6
Opponents.....      10  89  1212  13.6   6       121.2


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Bill Campbell        20  301  15.1  1  70t
Maury Bibent         15   97   6.5  0     
George D'Allesandro   1   24  24.0  0     

Total.........       36  422  11.7  1     
Opponent......                      0     


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Maury Bibent          2    9   4.5  0     
Bill Campbell         1   12  12.0  0     
Charles Pennie        1    5   5.0  0     
Pat Conway            1    0   0.0  0     

Total.........        5   26   5.2  0     
Opponent......                      1     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Bill Moremen         11   227 20.6  0     
T.K. Wetherell        5   194 38.8  1     
Joe Petko             3    74 24.7  0     
Elton Revell          0    22       0     
Bill Campbell         1    17 17.0  0     
Wayne Giardino        1     4  4.0  0     

Total.........       21   538 25.6  1     
Opponent......                      0     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Max Wettstein         2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bill Campbell         2    0   0.0  0   .    0
George D'Allesandro   2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bill McDowell         2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Larry Williamson      2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Joe Parrish           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Terry Garvin          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Frank Pennie          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Jack Shinholser       1    0   0.0  0   .    0

Total.........       14        0.0  0        0
Opponent......        6        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Pete Roberts          0   7-13   10-14   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    31
Max Wettstein         3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Ed Pritchett          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
Bill Moremen          2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
T.K. Wetherell        2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Wayne Giardino        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Bill Campbell         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Jerry Jones           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Jim Mankins           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Tony Gero             0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-1   0   0     0
====================================================================
FSU                  15   7-13   10-14   0-0   0   0-1   0   0   121
Opponent             16   4-11    7-12   1-1   1   1-3   0   0   119
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Max Wettstein
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ed Pritchett
2
.
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
Phil Spooner
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Bill Moremen
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
T.K. Wetherell
.
1
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
Wayne Giardino
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Bill Campbell
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Jerry Jones
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jim Mankins
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
8
5
5
.
.
1
1
.
.
Opponents
8
6
6
1
.
.
1
.
.
R = Rushing
C = Catch
P = Pass
I = Interception
FR = Fumble Recovery/Return
PR = Punt Return/Blocked Punt
KR = Kickoff Return
L = Lateral
FK = Free Kick Return


TOTAL OFFENSE        G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G
--------------------------------------------------
Ed Pritchett        10  325   230 1225  1455 145.5
Jim Mankins              85   336    0   336
Phil Spooner             76   323    0   323
Bill Moremen        10   49   249    0   249  24.9
Wayne Giardino           67   201    0   201
Joe Petko                23    61    0    61
Kim Hammond               7     3   44    47
Tony Gero                 3    -4   27    23
T.K. Wetherell            4     7    0     7

Total.........      10  640  1406 1296  2702 270.2
Opponent......      10  617  1835 1212  3047 304.7


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Pete Roberts          7-13  .538  0- 0  2- 5  4- 5  1- 3  0- 0 41
FG SEQUENCE Pete Roberts
TEXAS CHRISTIAN
(23)
BAYLOR
(39)
KENTUCKY
(35)
GEORGIA
(31)
ALABAMA
None
VIRGINIA TECH
None
WAKE FOREST
(30), 46, 49
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
24
HOUSTON
26, (41), 27, 37
FLORIDA
(28)
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
John Hosack         61 2404  39.4                     

Total.........      61 2404  39.4                     
Opponent......      70 2620  37.4                     


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Bill Moremen        10  249    72    0  227    0    0  548  54.8
T.K. Wetherell            7   234    0  194    0    0  435
Jim Mankins             336    31    0    0    0    0  367
Max Wettstein             0   365    0    0    0    0  365
Phil Spooner            323    35    0    0    0    0  358
Bill Campbell             0     0  301   17   12    0  330
Wayne Giardino          201    52    0    4    0    0  257
Ed Pritchett        10  230     0    0    0    0    0  230  23.0
Jerry Jones               0   223    0    0    0    0  223
Buddy Blankenship         0   163    0    0    0    0  163
Joe Petko                61    -5    0   74    0    0  130
Maury Bibent              0     0   97    0    9    0  106
Elton Revell              0    30    0   22    0    0   52
Lane Fenner               0    48    0    0    0    0   48
Donovan Jones             0    34    0    0    0    0   34
George D'Allesandro       0     0   24    0    0    0   24
Charles Pennie            0     0    0    0    5    0    5
Thurston Taylor           0     4    0    0    0    0    4
Kim Hammond               3     0    0    0    0    0    3
Tony Gero                -4     0    0    0    0    0   -4

Total.........      10 1406  1296  422  538   26    0 3688 368.8
Opponent......      10 1835  1212    0    0    0    0 3047 304.7


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maury Bibent              .    .     .      .            .          2-  9   .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Campbell             .    .     .      .            .          1- 12   .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Charles Pennie            .    .     .      .            .          1-  5   .    .    .      .   .   .
Pat Conway                .    .     .      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
George D'Allesandro       .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   .   1   .
Bill McDowell             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Max Wettstein             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Terry Garvin              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   1   .
Joe Parrish               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Frank Pennie              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Larry Williamson          .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Jack Shinholser           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   1   .

TEXAS CHRISTIAN 7, FLORIDA STATE 3

09/25/1965, FORT WORTH, TX

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 26, 1965, page 1B, by Bill McGrotha.

FORT WORTH, TX - Frustrated all night long by its own mistakes, Florida State's football team fell 7-3 here Saturday to a scrambling Texas Christian University crew that made plenty of errors itself.

Ahead 3-0 in the third quarter, the Seminoles lost it after TCU's E.A. Gresham intercepted a pass at the FSU 48.

At the beginning of a windless, pleasantly cool evening, Florida State won the toss and elected to lead with its defense. TCU started at its 19 following Pete Roberts' kickoff to the nine.

Two runs got four yards. On third down, quarterback Ken Nix faded, ran, got only a yard. TCU punted twice - the first offset by penalties against both teams. FSU started at its 41 following the second.

Giardino knocked off seven yards in two cracks at the right side, and Pritchett made it a first down at TCU's 49 with a sweep to the right.

Spooner spun for five but a clipping penalty put the Tribe back where it started, on its 41. Soon John Hosack punted, a 44-yarder that Frank Horak wheeled for 31 yards, up to TCU's 44.

Nix's pass to Landon for 11 yards put TCU across midfield at FSU's 46. Bill Campbell came up with a big play to forestall a deep pass.

And TCU came to third down needing seven. Nix's pass might have picked up the needed yardage save for a holding penalty that set the Frogs back to their 43. TCU punted and FSU tried again, from its 33.

On Spooner's and Giardino's running FSU moved quickly across midfield but got stymied by an illegal procedure penalty. And Hosack was called in to punt again, down to the TCU 18.

Three downs and TCU punted back, a 30-yarder to FSU's 48.

Pritchett's 7-yard sweep cut out a first down at TCU's 42. But end Larry Perry tossed Giardino for a 3-yard loss on third down and FSU punted from the TCU 40 on the first play of the second quarter. Hosack's kick bounced backwards, to the 19.

Nix's 16-yard pass to Sonny Campbell lifted TCU to its 39. But Ken Post fumbled on a plunge up the middle and Campbell claimed the ball for FSU at the TCU 45.

Giardino knocked off three. Pritchett lost a couple before passing to Blankenship for a first down at the 34. Petko got caught, but Pritchett sailed one to Giardino, for 10 to the 24.

Pritchett then connected with Blankenship for 12 to the 12. Giardino got three, Petko two, to the seven. Pritchett's pass toward Max Wettstein in the end zone was high.

On fourth down, Roberts entered and kicked through three points from the 13. A bit over eight minutes remained in the half.

From the 29, Nix hit Joe Ball with a 10-yard pass. Nix threw again - long. And Pat Conway stole the ball from Campbell at the FSU 36.

But a holding penalty soon followed the interception and Hosack punted on third down. Hosack bobbled the ball and Max Wettstein outwrestled him for it.

An illegal-procedure call set the Tribe back to its 36. A Pritchett pass to Spooner put FSU on the 24. But, on fourth down, Spooner was inches short on a sweep to the left. TCU took over.

A roughing penalty helped TCU to its 35. But the Frogs got no further, punted to FSU's 29 with two minutes left in the half.

The Seminoles stuck to the ground, moved to the 45 as intermission came.

TCU scored in a dozen plays, with fullback Kenneth Post slamming five yards for the payoff.

In a pulsating last quarter, FSU drove to the TCU 18, again to the TCU 36, to the TCU 40. After a Bill McDowell recovered a TCU fumble with 33 seconds remaining, the Seminoles were on the four as the final gun went off.

Recovery of five TCU fumbles wasn't enough for the Seminoles, who got assessed 97 yards in penalties - many at crucial times.

Offensively, the Seminoles just couldn't cut it in the clutch despite rolling up 236 yards on the attack. Quarterback Ed Pritchett hit on 14 of 29 passes for 128 yards. The Seminoles couldn't connect with the long ones.

An early injury to left half Phil Spooner also hobbled the Tribe. Joe Petko emerged as the Seminoles' top gainer with 41 yards in 11 tries. Max Wettstein caught four passes, Buddy Blankenship three.

Pete Roberts' 23-yard field goal gave FSU a 3-0 lead in the second quarter, and it looked like it might hold up.

TCU clicked on some key passes, however, following that back-breaking interception, with sub quarterback PD Shabay hitting five of five. Overall the Horned Frogs completed 13 of 20 throws for 118 yards.

A crowd of 18,506 whooped it up in Amom Carter Stadium as TCU sprung the upset.

Post was TCU's most effective runner, getting 56 yards in 15 carries. That was more than half of TCU's net of 91.

TCU's band spelled out, of all things, the big letters UF during the halftime program. FSU, at this point, had outgained TCU, 134 yards to 56.

The Seminoles had hit seven of 14 passes for 64 yards, TCU four of 10 for 35.

The Frogs took the second-half kickoff. After two plays, they stood at their 18, six yards further back than they started.

On third down, Nix retreated, slipped back into the end zone. He suddenly broke down the sidelines and streaked up to his 38 before Howard Ehler nailed him. It was a 16-yard gain but Nix must have run 100.

Pepped by this stunning development, the Frogs moved on. Nix passed to Campbell at the TCU 49, to Landon at the FSU 40. On third down, Nix again came up with a key one - an 8-yard pass over the middle to Ball at the 29.

But Ernest Bayer fumbled as he ran off left tackle. Terry Garvin recovered for FSU at the 26.

Pritchett's 5-yard surprise toss to Wettstein helped bring a first down at the 38.

Then E.A. Gresham, TCU's outstanding sophomore linebacker, turned up with his third interception of the young season. TCU was in business at FSU's 48. Gresham had lateraled off to Bobby Nelson, who had rambled on to the 50. But the lateral was ruled a forward one.

In 12 plays TCU scored. P.D. Shabay passed to Campbell at the 29. After a holding penalty, Shabay again hit Campbell at the 25. A third Shabay-Campbell connection carried to a first down on the 16. Penalized back to the 21, Shabay found Campbell again at the 11, then once more at the five. Post rammed off the right side for the touchdown as the third quarter ended. Bruce Alford kicked the point for 7-3.

FSU started from its 31. Petko's big third-down run for 11 took the Tribe to its 45. Petko rammed on, in two carries, to TCU's 47 but the Seminoles were taxed five for illegal procedure. Pritchett, however, socked a pass into the hands of Wettstein for a first down at TCU's 39.

It came to fourth down at the 34, with FSU needing five. FSU went for it, with Pritchett passing to TK Wetherell for the needed yardage, and more, at the 21.

Pritchett soon got tossed for an 8-yard loss. His fourth-down toss to Bill Moremen carried to the 18. Not enough. Additionally, FSU was penalized back to the 32.

TCU's Landon fumbled on the first play, however, with FSU's George D'Allesandro recovering at the 33 with seven minutes to play.

Promptly, the Seminoles drew a clipping penalty back to the 50. Pritchett passed to Wettstein at the 36. But his running toss deep missed and it was fourth down again. Hosack punted to the 13 with 5:19 to go.

Two runs brought TCU out to the 25 but a penalty put the Frogs back on the 14. Finally TCU had to punt from its 25. The clock showed 2:54. Gibbs boot was a big one, 41 yards to FSU's 34.

Pritchett ran wide and out of bounds, up to the 42. A pass to Wettstein picked up a first down at the TCU 49. Pritchett got tossed for a 10-yard loss but FSU was penalized to its 40 for roughing. Pritchett's deep pass was intercepted by Horak at the eight with 1:40 left.

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

2nd   3- 0  Pete Roberts, 23, field goal, 8:05 
3rd   3- 7  Opp, 5, run (kick), 0:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 12 Rushes-yards 36-108 31- 91 Passing 128 118 Att-Comp-Int 29-14-2 20-13-1 Total Yards 65-236 51-209 Punt Returns 1-0 3-42 Kickoff Returns 1-20 3-46 Interception Ret. 1-0 2-0 Fumble Returns 5-0 0-0 Punts 5-33.8 5-34.2 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 5-5 Penalties-Yds 8-92 7-74 Attendance 18,506 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Joe Petko 11- 40 Phil Spooner 4- 23 Wayne Giardino 9- 19 Ed Pritchett 9- 15 Jim Mankins 2- 9 Bill Moremen 1- 2 Receiving Max Wettstein 4- 42 Buddy Blankenship 3- 28 Phil Spooner 2- 13 Jerry Jones 1- 13 T.K. Wetherell 1- 13 Wayne Giardino 1- 10 Bill Moremen 1- 10 Joe Petko 1- -1 Passing Ed Pritchett 29-14-2-128 Punt Return Maury Bibent 1- 0 Kickoff Return Bill Moremen 1- 20 Punting John Hosack 5- 169 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pat Conway . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Bill Campbell . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Max Wettstein . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Terry Garvin . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . George D'Allesandro . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Bill McDowell . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   16  Ed Pritchett
FB   23  Wayne Giardino
LH   27  Phil Spooner
RH   28  T.K. Wetherell
RG   51  Joe Avezzano
C    54  John Stephens
RT   64  Dave Braggins
LG   69  Ed Pope
LT   70  Del Williams
LE   86  Buddy Blankenship
RE   89  Max Wettstein
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
S    15  Pat Conway
CB   22  Maury Bibent
S    26  Bill Campbell
CB   43  Howard Ehler
MG   61  Jack Shinholser
LB   63  Bill McDowell
LB   68  Joe Parrish
RT   78  Charles Pennie
LT   79  Frank Pennie
LE   84  George D'Allesandro
RE   87  Terry Garvin
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
11  Kim Hammond
14  Jim Massey
21  Donovan Jones
29  Joe Petko
30  Bill Moremen
32  Billy Richardson
35  John Hosack
40  Mike Blatt
41  Bob Menendez
44  Jim Mankins
53  David Pitts
55  Bob Urich
##  NAME
-----------------------------
60  Larry Williamson
62  Howard Lurie
64  Donnie Ellers
67  Mike Bugar
73  Larry Kissam
74  Jay Mac Matthews
77  Bob Mangan
80  Stan Croley
81  H.T. Waller
83  Thurston Taylor
85  Pete Roberts
88  Jerry Jones

FLORIDA STATE 9, BAYLOR 7

10/02/1965, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 3, 1965, page 1B, by Pat Putnam.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Quarterback Ed Pritchett hit flankerback TK Wetherell with a 59-yard touchdown pass in the closing minutes Saturday night and it earned the Florida State Seminoles a 9-7 victory over the underdog but previously unbeaten Baylor Bears.

Until Pritchett clicked on his 26th pass of the night, with 5:16 left to play at Doak S. Campbell stadium, if you had seen one incomplete pass, you had seen the whole FSU offense.

But in the books it is not how but how many, and the Seminoles' first victory in two games could be just the thing to ignite the offense that Head Coach Bill Peterson has believed in all along.

Baylor lost more than the game. The Bears' great quarterback, Terry Southall, who had led Baylor to victory in its first two games, was buried under a Seminole blitz in the opening minutes and suffered a broken ankle.

But the Bears rushed in Roger Mike Marshall, a 6-1 187-pound quarterback who hadn't thrown a pass all season, and the understudy to Southall almost pulled it out with a 21-yard touchdown pass to end George Chesire in the second quarter.

FSU had gone ahead just minutes earlier on Pete Roberts' 38-yard field goal. Roberts, who kicked a field goal for FSU's only score against Texas Christian last week, missed the extra point try after Wetherell's touchdown. But it didn't matter.

Except for its two scoring drives, FSU never seriously threatened. In the last half, until the Pritchett-Wetherell bomb, the Seminoles' offense was three plays and punt.

For the night, the Seminoles wound up with just eight first downs as Pritchett completed 10 of 28 passes for 160 yards, and the FSU ground attack added no more than 89 yards. But, again, any kind of victory is better than no victory at all.

Perhaps the Seminoles had the game won Friday night, when Bill Peterson, lifting a pep talk from Winston Churchill, told the team:

"This is not a football game. This is war. We'll fight them in the streets; we'll fight them in the air; we'll fight the on the sea. Gentlemen, I don't want you to win a football game; I want you to go out there and take it away from Baylor."

And that is just what the Seminoles did. They let Baylor smell victory and then they snatched it away from them with the story-book play.

With only two first downs and the minutes narrowing to none in the second half, things looked hopeless for FSU when Pritchett dropped back to pass from his own 41. With a Baylor rusher draped around his neck, Pritchett pitched to Wetherell at the Baylor 25.

The speedy flankerback cut to the sidelines, slowed a bit for Jim Mankins to cut down the last Baylor defender, and then skipped in for the score as an estimated crowd of 28,900 fans went wild.

It was FSU's first touchdown in seven and a half quarters, and never was a touchdown more welcome.

"We've known all along that we had to get more confidence in our passing game," said Peterson afterwards. "Now I think that the long pass which won the game will give our passers and the receivers the confidence they need in their own ability."

Peterson sucked in a deep pull on a cigar, and grinned. "The defense played a tremendous game. Our kids told me that Baylor had probably the best defense we've ever faced."

No one asked Peterson if he thought Southall's injury hurt the Baylor attack. It would have been a stupid question. In Baylor's opening two victories, Southall completed 36 of 65 passes for 481 yards and three touchdowns.

"I was very sorry to see a fine player like Southall get injured," said Peterson. "It was a bad break for Baylor, but it didn't change our defensive plans. It was just an unfortunate thing to happen."

The Seminole defense, led by ends Terry Garvin and George D'Allessandro, put on such a withering blitz that Southall had run for his life from the opening kickoff. He managed a completion on a desperation pass for 15 yards on Baylor's first play.

But three plays later, FSU's vicious rush caught Southall 14 yards deep behind his line of scrimmage and the Baylor star was slammed to the ground by Garvin and 238-pund tackle Frank Pennie. He left on a stretcher, and with him probably went any hopes of Baylor for a Southwest Conference Championship.

Baylor was forced to punt, and that set up Roberts' field goal. The Seminoles began the drive at their own 38. Fullback Wayne Giardino got four and Pritchett rolled to his right and hit split end Jerry Jones for 15. Then Pritchett hit Giardino on a quickie for 18.

Now the yardage came harder: Mankins broke even; Phil Spooner got seven in two runs and Pritchett overthrew Spooner in the end zone. In came Roberts, the Seminoles' non-scholarship kicking ace, and he just made the crossbars with a 38-yard field goal.

Then Baylor went ahead, 7-3, on the Marshall-to-Cheshire scoring pass, and memories of last week's 7-3 loss to TCU began to creep into the Seminole mind.

Now: Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama.

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

1st   3- 0  Pete Roberts, 39, field goal, 9:05 
      3- 7  Opp, 21, pass (kick), 5:28 
4th   9- 7  T.K. Wetherell, 59, pass from Ed Pritchett (Pete Roberts, kick failed), 5:16 
      9- 7  Opp, 39, field goal failed


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 8 15 Rushes-yards 35- 89 44-146 Passing 160 151 Att-Comp-Int 29-10-2 33-12-2 Total Yards 64-249 77-297 Punt Returns 5-38 6-40 Kickoff Returns 2-34 3-42 Interception Ret. 2-12 2-1 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 11-40.8 12-35.1 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-2 Penalties-Yds 3-35 8-106 Attendance 28,900 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Wayne Giardino 10- 30 Jim Mankins 7- 24 Phil Spooner 15- 23 Ed Pritchett 3- 12 Receiving T.K. Wetherell 2- 68 Jerry Jones 3- 33 Wayne Giardino 2- 25 Elton Revell 2- 24 Jim Mankins 1- 10 Passing Ed Pritchett 28-10-1-160 Wayne Giardino 1- 0-1- 0 Punt Return Bill Campbell 2- 29 Maury Bibent 3- 9 Kickoff Return Bill Moremen 1- 30 Wayne Giardino 1- 4 Punting John Hosack 11- 449 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maury Bibent . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Bill Campbell . . . . . 1- 12 . . 1- 0 . . . Larry Williamson . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   16  Ed Pritchett
FB   23  Wayne Giardino
LH   27  Phil Spooner
RH   28  T.K. Wetherell
RG   51  Joe Avezzano
C    54  John Stephens
RT   64  Dave Braggins
LG   69  Ed Pope
LT   70  Del Williams
LE   86  Buddy Blankenship
RE   89  Max Wettstein
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
S    15  Pat Conway
CB   22  Maury Bibent
S    26  Bill Campbell
CB   43  Howard Ehler
MG   61  Jack Shinholser
LB   63  Bill McDowell
LB   68  Joe Parrish
RT   78  Charles Pennie
LT   79  Frank Pennie
LE   84  George D'Allesandro
RE   87  Terry Garvin
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
11  Kim Hammond
14  Jim Massey
21  Donovan Jones
24  Elton Revell
29  Joe Petko
30  Bill Moremen
32  Billy Richardson
35  John Hosack
40  Mike Blatt
41  Bob Menendez
44  Jim Mankins
53  David Pitts
55  Bob Urich
##  NAME
-----------------------------
60  Larry Williamson
62  Howard Lurie
64  Donnie Ellers
67  Mike Bugar
73  Larry Kissam
74  Jay Mac Matthews
77  Bob Mangan
80  Stan Croley
81  H.T. Waller
83  Thurston Taylor
85  Pete Roberts
88  Jerry Jones

KENTUCKY 26, FLORIDA STATE 24

10/09/1965, LEXINGTON, KY

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 10, 1965, page 1B, by Bill McGrotha.

LEXINGTON, KY - Ahead 24-20 with 5 1/2 minutes left, Florida State succumbed finally to the brilliant passing of Kentucky's Rick Norton 26-24 here Saturday night.

It was a furious seesaw battle from the opening gun before a chilled, sellout assembly of 37,500 thoroughly thrilled people.

FSU led 7-0, 7-6, 17-14 and finally 24-20. Two tackle-eligible plays, with 6-4 238-pound Don Davis on the receiving end of Norton throws, helped pave both of Kentucky's last-half touchdowns. It was a 14-14 standoff at intermission.

Underdogs by more than a touchdown in odds reckoning, Florida State utilized two big kickoff returns to set a vigorous early pace. The game-opening kick was wheeled back 53 yards by FSU's Joe Petko, and led eventually to FSU's first touchdown. Quarterback Ed Pritchett scored it from three yards out.

After Kentucky fought to a 14-7 lead, FSU worked a nifty on the following kickoff. Two Daytona Beach sophomores collaborated on a 102-yard payoff.

Bill Moremen took that kick two yards back in the end zone, raced up to the 13, lateraled to TK Wetherell, who steamed the rest of the way behind bright blocking.

Halfback Rodger Bird, gainer of 83 yards in 29 carries, scored three times for the Wildcats from short range. One was a two-yarder. The others were one-yard bursts.

But it was Norton's passing that set them all up.

Kentucky's second touchdown was a 39-yard pass from Norton to Bob Winslow. Pete Roberts' 35-yard field goal put FSU ahead 17-14 in the third quarter. After Kentucky drove for an early touchdown in the fourth quarter, FSU retaliated with a movement climaxed by Pritchett's nine-yard payoff pass to Max Wettstein.

Kentucky's winning score came with less than three minutes remaining. It was a 75-yard drive, highlighted by Ken Kestner's pass catches plus a big 18-yarder at the FSU 15 by tackle Davis.

Norton completed 16 of 28 passes for 256 yards, with Kestner catching five. Pritchett hit on 17 of 37 for 187.

"Norton put on one of the greatest displays of forward passing I've ever seen," summed up FSU Coach Bill Peterson.

"I never thought we could lose this one after we went ahead with five minutes left. You have to give them credit."

Things were breaking right for Florida State at the start...from the time the Seminoles won the toss and, surprisingly, chose to receive. Joe Petko hauled in the opening boot. After bobbling the ball momentarily, he took off up the middle on a 53-yard runback to Kentucky's 39. But that was it. Pritchett's pass was incomplete. Giardino got nothing on a run, Pritchett missed on another pass.

John Hosack toed a beaut of a punt, a 37-yarder dead on the Kentucky two. FSU's top offensive guard, Joe Avezzano, went out with a twisted ankle on that play, however.

On third down at the seven Larry Seiple punted a 47-yarder that Maury Bibent returned for 13 to Kentucky's 42.

In nine plays FSU cut out a touchdown.

Pritchett passed to Phil Spooner for 12, and Spooner limped off the field with an ankle injury. TK Wetherell caught a short throw at the 27. There came fourth down at the 26 and FSU lined up for a field-goal try.

It was a fake all the way. Tony Gero, down to hold, reared up and threw to Bill Moremen for a first down at the 16.

Terry Beadles broke up Pritchett's pass to Max Wettstein in the end zone. But on third down Pritchett found Wetherell with a good one, 13 yards to the three. Next play Pritchett sent big Jim Mankins on a fake up the middle, kept the ball ran wide untouched for the touchdown. Pete Roberts kicked the point for 7-0.

It took Kentucky just nine plays to move 71 yards for a tally of its own following the ensuing kickoff.

Norton's 13-yard pass to Seiple was a key early lick that lifted the Wildcats to their 49. Two plays later Norton passed to Seiple for 36 at the 12, and FSU was penalized to the six for a personal foul. Three runs brought a first down to the two, and Bird promptly cracked off the right side for six points.

But John Andreighetti's try for the extra point was blocked by Shinholser and FSU stayed in front 7-6.

On Giardino's running, FSU stormed up to midfield. The attack bogged. Hosack's rather short punt was returned 25 yards by Beadles to the Kentucky 42.

A holding penalty helped Kentucky to FSU's 41.

Two Bird runs got only two yards. But on third down Norton, rushed hard, passed long to Bob Windsor, a wingback, who slipped behind defensive back Maury Bibent, made a stumbling catch, and fell into the end zone for a 39-yard scoring play.

Kentucky went for two points, made it, with Norton passing to Seiple for a 14-7 lead.

Moremen tucked in Kentucky's kickoff in the end zone, ripped up to the 13, stopped, threw a lateral pass to Wetherell, who picked his way behind a wall of blocking all the way for a touchdown. And Roberts kicked the point for 14-14 with 39 seconds remaining in a startling first quarter.

On Norton's passes, Kentucky maneuvered to FSU's 47 before bogging down. Seiple punted and FSU started anew at its 16.

Pritchett, back to pass on third down, fumbled when rushed, with Tony Manzonelli recovering for Kentucky at FSU's 10.

Three runs by Bird culminated in a fumble that Frank Pennie claimed for FSU at the two.

Third down at the seven and Hosack punted a 47-yarder. An 8-yard return gave Kentucky the ball at FSU's 46.

Kentucky came to a fourth-down situation just short of FSU's 36, elected not to gamble. Seiple's punt was a short one, 14 yards to the 22.

Pritchett's 10 yard pass to Spooner got FSU to its 35.

Giardino caught one for seven, Spooner one for five and a personal-foul call gave FSU a first down at Kentucky's 38.

But Manzonelli soon pulled Pritchett down for a 12-yard loss. Hosack punted for 44 yards, and a return of 12 put Kentucky on the 16. A minute remained in the half. After getting penalized back to the 11, Kentucky was content to run the clock out.

First downs were even at this midway point, six apiece, but Kentucky had a 156-75 edge in total yardage, mainly on Norton's big passes. He had hit six of eight for 120.

Mainly on Bird's running, Kentucky moved quickly after the second-half kickoff for 25 yards to a first down at FSU's 48.

Kentucky had found a good thing and stuck to it. Bird ran four of the next five plays and Kentucky had a first down at the FSU 22. But on second down Shinholser sliced in to deck Seiple on an attempted draw play for a yard loss. Fourth down at the 18, and Kentucky went for a field goal.

Andrighetti's shot was wide to the right. Two Pritchett passes to Jerry Jones, for five and 17, overcame a 5-yard penalty and put FSU at its 40. On third down, Pritchett hit Max Wettstein with a 17-yarder at Kentucky's 44. Pritchett faked, ran for 12 up the middle, to the 32. Two passes missed before Pritchett again found Wettstein, for 14 at the 18. Three more passes failed - including a possible payoff shot intended for Wettstein that Beadles broke up in the end zone.

Roberts came in and kicked a 35-yard field goal for a 17-14 FSU lead with 3:08 to go in the third quarter.

On third down at the Kentucky 24, Norton shot a screen pass to Bird who romped for 19 to the 43.

On the last play of the quarter, Norton sailed one to Ken Kestner who raced 32 yards to FSU's 21. Bird ran twice, to the 15. On a tackle-eligible play, Norton passed to 6-4, 238-pound Don Davis for a first down at the five.

On fourth down at the one, Bird rammed the right side, got just far enough over for the touchdown before being pushed back.

End Terry Garvin blocked Andrighetti's point try and it was 20-17 with 11:52 left.

Wetherell returned the kickoff 23 yards to the 38.

Pritchett's 13-yard toss to Jerry Jones placed FSU at Kentucky's 47.

The movement stalled at Kentucky's 42 and Hosack punted, with Kentucky put back on its 12 following a foul.

Norton was still throwing. But two long ones toward Kestner were a bit too long. Seiple punted and FSU was at its 42 following a 40-yarder.

Pritchett slipped, almost fell to the ground, got up and passed to Wettstein for 34 yards to Kentucky's 23.

Jerry Jones grabbed a throw for 14 at the nine. Then Jones was wide open in the end zone but Pritchett's running toss was into the dirt. No matter. On the next play, Wettstein latched onto one for six points.

Roberts added the point for 24-20 with 5:35 remaining.

At its 25 following the kickoff, Norton came out pitching. Kestner turned too soon, dropped one at the Wildcats' 40. Another long one, toward Bird, missed. But Kestner came up with a big third-down catch at the Kentucky 41.

Kestner soon took in a 15-yarder at FSU's 44, and the Seminoles were taxed for five to the 39 on an offsides. Norton hit Bird for six and a first down at the 33.

Bill McDowell came up with an interception. He might have gone the route if he had hung onto that throw into the flat.

Another tackle-eligible play saw Davis catch one for 15 at the FSU 18.

Norton passed promptly to Kestner at the five, and FSU was penalized to the two for a personal foul. Seiple rammed to the one, and Kentucky called a time out. Bird slanted off the left side for a touchdown.

Norton's passing bid for two points was broken up.

It was 26-24 with 2:26 left.

Moremen returned the kickoff 10 yards to the 26.

On second down, Tom Becherer intercepted Pritchett's pass and raced 34 yards to the one. After two Bird cracks, Kentucky was penalized to the 16 for a personal foul.

With 52 seconds left, FSU took over at its nine following a Seiple run on fourth down.

Pritchett ran up to the 20. Penalized back to the 15, it soon came to fourth down as passes missed. Pritchett hit Wetherell with a short one, not enough for a first down. Kentucky had the ball at the 25 with 18 seconds left. They let the clock run out.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
14
0
3
7
24
KENTUCKY
14
0
0
12
26

1st   7- 0  Ed Pritchett, 3, run (Pete Roberts, kick), 9:08 
      7- 6  Opp, 2, run (kick blocked by Jack Shinholser), 5:30 
      7-14  Opp, 39, pass (pass), 0:56 
     14-14  T.K. Wetherell, 102, kickoff return (Pete Roberts, kick), 0:39 
            Note: Bill Moremen took the kickoff two yards deep in the   
                  end zone, ran to the 13 and threw a lateral pass to   
                  T.K. Wetherell.                                       
3rd  14-14  Opp, 35, field goal failed
     17-14  Pete Roberts, 35, field goal, 2:08 
4th  17-20  Opp, 1, run (kick blocked by Terry Garvin), 11:52
     24-20  Max Wettstein, 9, pass from Ed Pritchett (Pete Roberts, kick), 5:35 
     24-26  Opp, 1, run (pass failed), 2:26 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 18 Rushes-yards 26- 47 46-111 Passing 197 256 Att-Comp-Int 38-18-1 28-16-0 Total Yards 64-244 74-367 Punt Returns 2-24 4-60 Kickoff Returns 5-204 5-106 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-34 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 5-39.0 4-35.8 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 6-39 4-47 Attendance 37,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Wayne Giardino 11- 36 Phil Spooner 8- 7 Ed Pritchett 7- 4 Receiving Max Wettstein 4- 74 Jerry Jones 4- 49 T.K. Wetherell 3- 26 Phil Spooner 2- 22 Wayne Giardino 4- 16 Bill Moremen 1- 10 Passing Ed Pritchett 37-17-1-187 Tony Gero 1- 1-0- 10 Punt Return Maury Bibent 2- 24 Kickoff Return Joe Petko 1- 53 T.K. Wetherell 2- 41 Bill Moremen 2- 23 Lateral T.K. Wetherell 0- 87 Punting John Hosack 5- 195 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Frank Pennie . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Terry Garvin . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Jack Shinholser . . . . . . . . . . 1 . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   16  Ed Pritchett
FB   23  Wayne Giardino
LH   27  Phil Spooner
RH   28  T.K. Wetherell
RG   51  Joe Avezzano
C    54  John Stephens
LG   69  Ed Pope
LT   70  Del Williams
RT   77  Bob Mangan
LE   88  Jerry Jones
RE   89  Max Wettstein
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
S    15  Pat Conway
CB   22  Maury Bibent
S    26  Bill Campbell
CB   43  Howard Ehler
MG   61  Jack Shinholser
LB   63  Bill McDowell
LB   68  Joe Parrish
RT   78  Charles Pennie
LT   79  Frank Pennie
LE   84  George D'Allesandro
RE   87  Terry Garvin
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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11  Kim Hammond
12  Tony Gero
14  Jim Massey
21  Donovan Jones
24  Elton Revell
29  Joe Petko
30  Bill Moremen
32  Billy Richardson
33  Butch Riser
35  John Hosack
40  Mike Blatt
41  Bob Menendez
44  Jim Mankins
##  NAME
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53  David Pitts
55  Bob Urich
60  Larry Williamson
62  Howard Lurie
64  Donnie Ellers
64  Dave Braggins
67  Mike Bugar
73  Larry Kissam
74  Jay Mac Matthews
80  Stan Croley
81  H.T. Waller
83  Thurston Taylor
85  Pete Roberts

FLORIDA STATE 10, GEORGIA 3

10/16/1965, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 17, 1965, page 1B, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Just say the best football team won. Just say Florida State beat Georgia every way, including six ways to Sunday, and then some.

The score was 10-3. But for the fighting nature of Georgia's true Cinderellas it could easily have been worse.

Florida State won it in spite of a hellish total of 116 yards in penalties, mostly holding calls, that had many Seminole partisans in the crowd of 40,112 looking not so much at the plays but at the officials for the next flag.

For once, the statistics told a pretty true tale...FSU with a 15-8 edge in first downs, a 171-113 margin in rushing, a 111-21 difference in passing. Only in punting and penalties did Georgia outdo the Tribe, averaging 40.1 yards on nine kicks - a considerable factor most of the way - and got taxed for 55 yards.

This was a Georgia team unbeaten in four games, conquerors of Alabama's national champions and Michigan's Rose Bowl kings. This was a Georgia team ranked fifth in the land. Despite this, Georgia had displayed a distinct tendency to err.

But the Bulldogs made few costly mistakes in this one.

The Bulldogs shot to a 3-0 lead a couple of minutes before halftime, on Bobby Etter's 32-yard field goal that followed Lynn Hughes' pass interception that set Georgia up at the FSU 12.

It was, absolutely, Georgia's only scoring threat. The Bulldogs barely got across midfield in the first half, at the FSU 46. On no other occasion did they get that far on its own power, if you ignore the interception that paved the field goal.

After penalties repeatedly stymied them - at the Georgia 34 twice in the first half - the Seminoles charged to the Georgia eight on their first last-half turn with the ball. The Bulldogs waged a big stand there, took over on downs.

But Georgia never really got out of that hole, after a punting swap, the Seminoles moved on a 53-yard scoring drive following Bill Campbell's 18-yard runback.

It was climaxed, on the first play of the last quarter, by sophomore halfback Bill Moremen's brilliant 20-yard run that bowled over several Georgia defenders.

Once considered by Coach Bill Peterson as possibly the most promising running back in FSU history, Moremen started slowly this season after an injury. For sure, he'll play more here in.

With FSU ahead 7-3, Georgia turned to passing - the Bulldogs threw only nine, completed two. Pat Hodgson fumbled after one catch with linebacker Bill McDowell's own, recovering at Georgia's 20.

Pete Roberts capped that with a 31-yard field goal with 1:32 to play.

McDowell, possibly slowed some by a painfully bruised leg, appeared to be the leader of FSU's magnificent defenders, who limited the Bulldogs to just 134 yards of offense.

Georgia's fine fullback Bob Taylor left the game with a broken leg with about three minutes to go in the third quarter. He lead Georgia's running charge with 69 yards in 12 carries.

FSU's Wayne Giardino picked up 74 in 17 runs. Moremen ran just twice, for 29 yards. Fullback Jim Mankins - eight for 35 - contributed some notable late gains.

Ed Pritchett was a cool quarterback for the Tribe. Though he hit on only nine of 23 passes, for 111 yards, his receivers were having trouble hanging on. Several of his completions were in clutch situations. Jerry Jones caught four.

Florida State ground out its biggest attack total of the season - a hefty 282 yards - against a Georgia defense that was most well regarded.

Preston Ridlehuber, the dangerous Georgia quarterback, never got his offense going. He netted 20 yards in 12 runs, missed on three pass tries. Understudy Kirby Moore hit two of six.

The victory for FSU's 4-point underdogs makes the record 2-2 going into next week's big one at Alabama. And it was FSU's fourth straight over the Bulldogs.

For the fourth time this year, FSU was a winner before the kickoff, calling the coin toss right and choosing to receive. Bill Moremen's 28-yard runback provided a start at the FSU 35.

FSU's first play was the long bomb, with Elton Revell getting behind the defense. On the dead run, the pass was in and out of his hands. Another long bomb try followed, with Jerry Jones getting behind a defender, but the ball was overthrown.

On third down, FSU tried the ancient statue-of-liberty play. But Georgia linebacker Tommy Lawhorne busted it up, tossing Joe Petko for a 10-yard loss. John Hosack punted 40 yards to Georgia's 35.

Three Georgia runs got but four yards and Moore punted to FSU's 20. Three plays and FSU kicked back, with Georgia gaining on the exchange with a beginning at its 41 after Hosack's 38-yarder.

Two 5-yard penalties and George D'Allesandro's decking of Ridlehuber for a 4-yard loss hobbled the Bulldogs. Moore boomed a big 53-yard punt that Bill Campbell returned to the FSU 32.

Two Pritchett passes to Jerry Jones, for nine and 15 yards, led a swift movement to Georgia's 41 but a holding penalty set the Seminoles back. Donovan Jones' fine catch of a pass tipped by teammate Buddy Blankenship netted 22 to Georgia's 34. But FSU was four yards short of a first down, elected to punt. The ball trickled into the end zone and Georgia got it at the 20.

Georgia cut out its initial first down on a 15-yard sweep by Taylor, but soon punted to FSU's 30. Petko's 10-yard ram off tackle led FSU to the 50 before Hosack was obliged to punt - to the 19, on the last play of the first quarter.

Taylor sailed for 11 yards on third down with a pitch-out, and a 5-yard penalty helped Georgia to its 40. Taylor got eight yards with another pitch and Georgia moved to FSU's 46 before punting. Campbell returned the boot to FSU's 32.

Pritchett, back to pass, ran instead, for nine. Giardino broke loose for 12, to Georgia's 46, then got five more. The Seminoles moved as far as the 34 before a holding penalty broke up the drive. Hosack punted to the 22.

Three runs left Georgia short. Penalized 15 for clipping on a punt return, FSU began anew at its 20.

Pritchett's third-down pass over the middle was intercepted by Lynn Hughes who raced to FSU's 12. Ridlehuber gained two yards. Georgia got penalized five, lost seven more when Terry Garvin slashed in to rack Moore at the 22. Moore's following pass was broken up.

On fourth down, Etter booted his 38-yard field goal for a 3-0 Georgia lead with 2:23 left in the half.

FSU couldn't move, and Hosack punted 48 yards to Georgia's 25. The half ended with Georgia at its 35.

At this point, FSU had outgained Georgia in total yardage, 103 to 63. The Bulldogs had tried only two passes, completed none. FSU had hit just four of 14 throws for a mere 49 yards.

Georgia got good field position soon after the third-quarter kickoff on Taylor's 11-yard run and a 15-yarder against FSU on a foul call. But the Bulldogs finally had to punt from their 42.

And here came the Seminoles...on a big march to frustration.

Starting at the 29, the Seminoles got some big running from Giardino. He ran three times, for three, eight and 19 yards, to Georgia's 41.

Bill Moremen pounded for nine and Giardino made it a first down at the 31.

Pritchett passed to Jerry Jones at the 23, then ran for a first down at the 17.

On a big play, Patton slipped in from the left, tackled Pritchett from behind for a 7-yard loss. Pritchett got it back, plus some, with a pass to J Jones at the 10. Giardino was just short of a first down at the eight. On fourth down, Pritchett kept, couldn't make it off the right side. Georgia took over.

The Bulldogs punted out from their 17 with FSU starting at the Georgia 44 following a short runback. Jim Mankins raced wide for eight, the flag went down and FSU was taxed back to its 42 for clipping.

Pritchett's long pass was dropped by J Jones at the 15 on third down, and Hosack punted to Georgia's 20.

With 3:24 left in the third quarter, Taylor left the game on a stretcher with an ankle injury after a 6-yard run.

After a bit Georgia punted and Campbell ran it back for 18 to Georgia's 47. Pritchett passed for 12 to Donovan Jones at the 35.

An illegal-procedure call cost FSU five. On a reverse, Wetherell struck off six to the 34. Then the Tribe was assessed 15, back to the Georgia 48, for holding. A Pritchett-Moremen screen picked up 16, to the 32.

It came to fourth-and-seven. The Seminoles went for it, made it, with Wetherell catching Pritchett's pass at the 20 on the last play of the third period.

And, on the first play of the last quarter, here came Moremen with his stunning sweep. He cut back, drove over at least three tacklers as he pounded into the end zone. Pete Roberts added a point for 7-3.

Ridlehuber was stopped at his 14 on the kick return. Georgia churned up to its 25. Bill McDowell put Moore down for a 4-yard loss. On third down, Moore faked a punt and ran wide. McDowell nailed him, and it was a mere yard gain. Georgia punted to FSU's 43.

Giardino knocked off six, then eight, to Georgia's 43. Georgia's Jiggy Smaha hit Giardino for a loss of four. On third down, needing 11, Jim Mankins took off on a draw play, skipped for 15 to the 29 and a first down. Holding soon put FSU back on the 42. Again Mankins ripped, for 10 to the 32. On fourth down, Hosack's neat punt was downed by Donovan Jones on the four. Five minutes, 17 seconds remained.

Penalized back to the seven after Ridlehuber ran to the 12, Georgia passed. Pat Hodgson caught Moore's toss, but fumbled at the 20. McDowell claimed the ball for Florida State.

Mankins dug to the 10. But Georgia stiffened, throwing Mankins and Petko for losses, back to the 18. Mankins got five to the 13.

On fourth down, Roberts kicked a field goal for 10-3 with 1:32 remaining.

Georgia, with the help of an interference call on a pass and Moore's 10-yard throw to Hodgson, worked to its 48. Two passes failed, with Charlie Pennie racing over to break up a final Georgia shot that might have found its mark at about the FSU 40.

With 36 seconds to go, the Seminoles took over, judiciously ran out the clock.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
GEORGIA
0
3
0
0
3
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
10
10

2nd   0- 3  Opp, 39, field goal, 2:20 
4th   7- 3  Bill Moremen, 20, run (Pete Roberts, kick), 14:52
     10- 3  Pete Roberts, 31, field goal, 1:32 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 15 8 Rushes-yards 45-171 40-113 Passing 111 21 Att-Comp-Int 23-9-1 9-2-0 Total Yards 68-282 49-134 Punt Returns 8-93 2-23 Kickoff Returns 2-29 2-25 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-15 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 8-35.4 9-40.1 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 9-116 9-55 Attendance 40,112 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Wayne Giardino 17- 74 Jim Mankins 8- 35 Bill Moremen 2- 29 T.K. Wetherell 2- 16 Ed Pritchett 8- 12 Joe Petko 8- 5 Receiving Jerry Jones 4- 48 Donovan Jones 2- 34 Bill Moremen 1- 15 T.K. Wetherell 1- 12 Wayne Giardino 1- 2 Passing Ed Pritchett 23- 9-1-111 Punt Return Bill Campbell 5- 68 Maury Bibent 3- 25 Kickoff Return Bill Moremen 1- 27 Joe Petko 1- 2 Punting John Hosack 8- 283 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bill McDowell . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   16  Ed Pritchett
FB   23  Wayne Giardino
LH   27  Phil Spooner
RH   28  T.K. Wetherell
RG   51  Joe Avezzano
C    54  John Stephens
LG   69  Ed Pope
LT   70  Del Williams
RT   77  Bob Mangan
LE   88  Jerry Jones
RE   89  Max Wettstein
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
S    15  Pat Conway
CB   22  Maury Bibent
S    26  Bill Campbell
CB   43  Howard Ehler
MG   61  Jack Shinholser
LB   63  Bill McDowell
LB   68  Joe Parrish
RT   78  Charles Pennie
LT   79  Frank Pennie
LE   84  George D'Allesandro
RE   87  Terry Garvin
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
14  Jim Massey
21  Donovan Jones
24  Elton Revell
29  Joe Petko
30  Bill Moremen
32  Billy Richardson
33  Butch Riser
35  John Hosack
40  Mike Blatt
41  Bob Menendez
44  Jim Mankins
53  David Pitts
55  Bob Urich
##  NAME
-----------------------------
60  Larry Williamson
62  Howard Lurie
64  Donnie Ellers
64  Dave Braggins
67  Mike Bugar
73  Larry Kissam
74  Jay Mac Matthews
80  Stan Croley
81  H.T. Waller
83  Thurston Taylor
85  Pete Roberts
86  Buddy Blankenship
87  Terry Garvin

ALABAMA 21, FLORIDA STATE 0

10/23/1965, TUSCALOOSA, AL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 24, 1965, page 1B, by Bill McGrotha.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - Alabama's Crimson Tide, great teachers on a sunny homecoming afternoon, gave Florida State a swift and painful lesson in how football is best played.

The score was a decisive 21-0.

The difference was notable, extraordinary effort. Time after time Alabama people with the football in their hands pulled loose from tacklers for precious yardage.

Alabama scored the third time it got the ball, with Leslie Kelley, a 200-pound left half, getting the touchdown from one-yard range. That capped a 50-yard drive. Fullback Steve Bowman's 43-yard romp with a pitchout set it up.

Alabama moved 81 yards to another payoff in the second quarter. Two passes, Steve Sloan to Tommy Tolleson for 16 and 42 yards, sparked that push. Sloan scored from the two.

It stayed 13-0 until the middle of the last quarter. Alabama moved 65 yards on the ground. A fake field goal, with Ken Stabler sprinting for 27 yards to the two, was the crusher. Kelley scored from the one.

Florida State moved the ball well in the last half, but couldn't get on the board.

And in the first half the Seminoles penetrated to the Alabama 18, where passes failed, also to the Tide 38 where a penalty helped stop them.

From the second-half kickoff the Seminoles pushed to a first down at the Alabama 26. The first of two interceptions by Bobby Johns, a nifty sophomore defensive back, nipped that.

After Alabama went ahead 21-0, the Seminoles whipped to a first down at Alabama's 15 following runs of 27 and 15 yards by Ed Pritchett. Frank Whaley's interception ended that bid.

FSU left half Bill Moremen, a starter for the first time, had some interesting moments, running for 51 yards in eight carries, catching a pass for 17, running a kickoff back for 42.

Pritchett cut out 64 yards in eight runs, but had trouble passing, completing only eight of 25 for 76 yards.

Bowman was the game's top gainer with 88 yards in 16 runs. Sub quarterback Stabler struck off 62 in eight carries. Sloan hit on five of eight passes for 87 yards.

Sloan played not at all in the last half.

"It was a costly victory for us," said Bear Bryant, the Alabama coach. "Sloan got badly bruised in the chest and ribs. Jim Fuller (defensive tackle) may have a shoulder separation and might be out for the rest of the season, and John Sullivan (defensive tackle) hurt his knee.

"We had a better football team out there today than I thought we had. Although Florida State gained a lot of yardage, they didn't do anything we didn't expect, and our defense played about as well as it could."

Alabama is now 4-1-1 for the season. It was Bryant's 58th victory since coming to Alabama in 1958. Alabama teams coached by Bryant have lost only nine, tied four.

The Seminoles, now halfway through their season, are 2-3.

Coach Bill Peterson called the setback of his FSU team "humiliating." He added "Alabama was a fine team - without a doubt the best team we have played. We did nothing all afternoon to give us any sort of spark."

The Seminoles reported no injuries of note after the game.

Overall Alabama netted 309 yards, FSU 201. Alabama's rushing net of 222 yards was one of the biggest totals run up by an FSU opponent in a long time.

It was Florida State's worst margin of defeat since Mississippi won 33-0 in 1961. It was the first time FSU had been shut out since Florida won 7-0 in 1963.

A packed stadium of 43,936 fans saw an Alabama team that was offensively explosive most of the way. After taking that 13-0 halftime lead, the Crimson Tide was content to grind out yardage on the ground, threw only one last-half pass.

In the beginning, the Seminoles lost a coin toss for the first time this season. Alabama chose to receive.

The Tide started at its 18. Two runs got six yards, and a Sloan pass missed. Bill Campbell, almost was away on the punt return, got pulled down at the FSU 49.

Clipping was called, however, and the Seminoles were back on their 30. Pritchett threw long twice, both incomplete. Wayne Giardino got two on the draw.

John Mosley's 19-yard punt return gave Alabama good position at its 46. Sloan's pass was deflected by Ray Perkins, the intended receiver, and Wayne Cook came up to grab it for Alabama, a gain of 16 to FSU's 36.

An offsides cost Alabama five. Bowman got four, and Sloan five. Sloan's pass to Dickie Thompson gained just two. But on fourth down Sloan hit Perkins with a first down throw at the 18. Bowman crashed to the 15. Then Sloan lost two on a wide run. Back to pass, Sloan got hit first by Jack Shinholser, lost five to the 22. It was one of many good plays by Shinholser.

Dudley Kerr's 38-yard field goal try was futile. FSU took over.

Fuller socked Pritchett for a 3-yard loss. Soon John Hosack punted and Alabama had the ball at the 50.

Sloan pitched out to Bowman, and the big fullback raced down the sidelines for 43 yards to FSU's seven, where Campbell finally nailed him.

Kelley ran four straight times - to the five, then to the three - on to the one. Hit short of the goal on the fourth down, he kept squirming forward and scored. It was close. David Ray added a point for 7-0.

Soon after the kickoff, FSU got a first down on a pass-interference penalty at its 34. Then Pritchett kept, sprinted up to the Seminole 48. FSU got no further than the 50, however. Hosack punted to the 12.

Backed to the seven by a penalty, Alabama kicked out a 46-yarder to FSU's 44.

As the second quarter opened, Pritchett sent Moremen dancing through for 14 yards to Alabama's 41. Jim Mankins hit the middle for 15 more, to the 26. Moremen promptly added eight to the 18. But the Seminoles bogged down there.

Mankins lost a yard. Passes missed and Alabama held.

Sloan slapped a pass to Tolleson at the 'Bama 35. Three runs brought another first down, at the 47. Sloan threw a short pass to Tolleson, who pulled away from one defender, rambled for 42 yards to the 12 before Howard Ehler tackled him.

Thompson cracked to the 10. A Sloan pass missed but FSU was penalized to the five on a personal foul. Bowman ripped to the two. Sloan pounded off the right side for six points. Ray's point-try failed. Alabama led 13-0.

FSU couldn't move. It was Alabama's turn again, at its 42, following a Hosack punt.

On third down, after Harold Moore had slipped and lost five, Sloan got loose for 18 to FSU's 45. Three more runs, the last for five by Ken Stabler, carried Alabama to a first down on the 34.

Sloan back to pass, was racked for an 18-yard loss, with George D'Allesandro bringing him down after a couple of Seminoles laid hands on him. That forced a punt, and the Tribe started anew at its 12.

Moremen bucked for seven. A defensive holding call at the 31 lifted FSU suddenly to its 46.

Moremen made a neat catch of a Pritchett throw for a first down at Alabama's 38, a 16-yard gain. But a clipping penalty on a later play pushed FSU all the way back to its 40.

After that, Creed Gilmore got through to deck Pritchett for a 15-yard loss on the 25. It was the last play of the half.

Halftime figures showed Alabama with 180 yards of offense, FSU with 65. The Seminoles had hit on only one of 11 passes, the Tide on five of eight.

FSU marched after the second-half kickoff for 53 yards, meeting final frustration at the Alabama 25.

Pritchett was suddenly clicking on passes.

An 8-yarder to Jerry Jones put the Seminoles at their 30. Moremen rammed for six. Soon Pritchett hit J Jones again for 14 to Alabama's 47.

Moremen dug to the 39 but the Seminoles were penalized back to their 46 on a personal-foul flag. Pritchett passed twice to TK Wetherell, down to the 37. On fourth down, FSU gambled. Mankins, on good second effort after being hit, got the inches needed for a first down.

J Jones caught another, and it was first down at the 26. A run, an incomplete pass netted only a yard.

Then Pritchett's pass was intercepted by Johns, who returned for 15 to the 26.

Bowman's third-down burst for eight got Alabama moving. Two runs each by Stabler and Thompson pushed the Tide on to FSU's 48.

Sticking to the ground, helped along by a 5-yard penalty, Stabler and Thompson led Alabama to the 27, where Bowman's fourth-and-one lunge was inches short. FSU took over in the first minutes of the last quarter.

Pritchett ran wide for 12. But his long pass was intercepted by Johns at the Alabama 35.

Two runs got Alabama just three yards. But Stabler shed tacklers and sprinted down the sidelines for 15 to FSU's 47. Another big third-down payoff.

The Tide moved on in for a touchdown with 8:03 remaining.

Bowman's running led on to FSU's 29.

On fourth down, needing two, Alabama faked a field-goal try, with Stabler, down to hold springing up, running to his left, all the way to the two, a 27-yard romp. A penalty got the ball to the one, and Kelley smashed over from there.

Again on a fake kick, Stabler ran wide for two points, making it 21-0.

Alabama had cut out 65 yards to paydirt in 11 plays.

Moremen took the kickoff two yards in the end zone, raced to the FSU 42 on a bright return before getting stopped.

Gilmer's decking of Wetherell for a 12-yard loss on a double reverse ruptured that chance.

A punting exchange gave FSU the ball again on its 29. Pritchett ran for 14 to the 43.

Johns then pulled his third interception at the Alabama 43 but the play was nullified by offsetting penalties.

Back to pass, Pritchett slipped, almost fell, got up and dashed up the middle for 27 yards to Alabama's 30. Finding no receiver open, Pritchett ran again, 15 to the 15. Two minutes and five seconds remained.

Joe Petko fumbled but guard Edwin Pope reclaimed it for the Seminoles. It was a loss of a yard.

Pritchett's short pass was intercepted by end Frank Whatley, who made a short return to the 19. Alabama ran three times, to the 28, punted with five seconds left. A penalty against Alabama gave FSU the ball for one play at its 47.

Tony Gero found his receivers covered, finally was pulled down for a 4-yard loss.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
ALABAMA
7
6
0
8
21

1st   0- 0  Opp, 38, field goal failed, 6:50 
      0- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 3:40 
2nd   0-13  Opp, 3, run (kick failed), 8:00 
4th   0-21  Opp, 1, run (run), 8:03 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 15 15 Rushes-yards 29-125 59-222 Passing 76 87 Att-Comp-Int 25-8-3 9-5-0 Total Yards 54-201 68-309 Punt Returns 4-14 4-36 Kickoff Returns 2-57 1-12 Interception Ret. 0-0 3-24 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 6-39.0 6-42.2 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yds 6-64 5-66 Attendance 43,936 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Ed Pritchett 8- 64 Bill Moremen 8- 51 Jim Mankins 5- 21 Wayne Giardino 3- 4 Phil Spooner 1- 1 Joe Petko 2- 0 Tony Gero 1- -4 T.K. Wetherell 1- -12 Receiving Jerry Jones 3- 33 Bill Moremen 1- 17 T.K. Wetherell 2- 16 Elton Revell 1- 6 Thurston Taylor 1- 4 Passing Ed Pritchett 25- 8-3- 76 Punt Return Bill Campbell 3- 9 Maury Bibent 1- 5 Kickoff Return Bill Moremen 1- 42 T.K. Wetherell 1- 15 Punting John Hosack 6- 234 STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   16  Ed Pritchett
FB   23  Wayne Giardino
RH   28  T.K. Wetherell
LH   30  Bill Moremen
C    54  John Stephens
LG   69  Ed Pope
LT   70  Del Williams
RG   73  Larry Kissam
RT   77  Bob Mangan
RE   83  Thurston Taylor
LE   88  Jerry Jones
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
S    14  Jim Massey
CB   22  Maury Bibent
S    26  Bill Campbell
CB   43  Howard Ehler
MG   61  Jack Shinholser
LB   63  Bill McDowell
LB   68  Joe Parrish
LT   78  Charles Pennie
RT   79  Frank Pennie
RE   84  George D'Allesandro
LE   87  Terry Garvin
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
12  Tony Gero
15  Pat Conway
21  Donovan Jones
24  Elton Revell
27  Phil Spooner
29  Joe Petko
32  Billy Richardson
33  Butch Riser
35  John Hosack
##  NAME
-----------------------------
40  Mike Blatt
44  Jim Mankins
51  Joe Avezzano
60  Larry Williamson
62  Howard Lurie
64  Dave Braggins
85  Pete Roberts
86  Buddy Blankenship

FLORIDA STATE 7, VIRGINIA TECH 6

10/30/1965, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 31, 1965, page 1B, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Virginia Tech's scrambling, break-making football team failed on an impromptu 2 points play with 13:53 to play, and Florida State settled, most happily, for a 7-6 victory here Saturday night.

Stymied by two pass interceptions and two lost fumbles in the first half, Florida State scored the first time it got the ball in the third quarter. Bill Moremen sparked, and climaxed a 46-yard movement with a scoring buck from the two.

Tech went 40 yards for its score early in the fourth quarter, with Eddie Bulheller going the final 18 off right tackle on a tricky reverse.

The Gobblers' gamble for two points was forced, not planned.

Tommy Groom, down to hold the ball, got a high snap, bobbled the ball when he tried to set it up anyhow. He straightened and threw a pass. FSU's Billy Campbell intercepted it in the end zone.

Both touchdown drives were paved by nifty punt returns. Campbell went 25 yards on a runback to put FSU in business at the Tech 46. Frank Loria danced for 32 yards on a runback to FSU's 40.

The Seminoles, now 3-3 for the season, abandoned their prolific passing attack in favor of the run. Ed Pritchett threw only 10 times, completed five for a mere 37 yards.

With big fullback Jim Mankins ripping 81 yards in 20 runs, Moremen for 72 in 13, and Pritchett 59 in seven the Seminoles ground out a 229 total on the ground.

Tech played it rather close to the vest, too, hit on six of 11 passes for 49 yards, racked 151 rushing.

Riding high with a 5-1 record going into this one, Tech had a severe dent put in its bowl hopes with the setback.

With 22,536 Campbell Stadium folks looking on, the Seminoles gained a measure of vengeance for the lone loss dealt them in last season's big showing. Tech had won 20-11 at Blacksburg.

Both teams had their scoring chances.

Tech twice missed field-goal attempts in the first half, one from 40-yards range, another from 36 out.

Florida State fumbled the ball to Tech on its opening series of the evening, but Tech couldn't move from its 43. FSU got backed to its one on a punt and Tech came swarming to the Seminoles' 13 after the Seminoles kicked out of the hole. FSU defenders threw the Gobblers back and John Utin missed the first of two 3-pointers.

Soon FSU turned the ball over to Tech twice more near midfield on another fumble and an interception. But the Seminole defense was up to the tests.

FSU drove to the Tech 13 in the fading moments of the half, but an interception at the three killed that.

In the last quarter Tech held FSU at its nine, also at the eight in the final seconds.

Florida State had early trouble holding onto the football.

On the third play following the game-opening kickoff, Pritchett dashed up the middle, on the draw, for 22 yards, and fumbled. Del Williams recovered for the Seminoles, however, at the FSU 48.

Then Jim Mankins erupted through the middle of the line, fumbled when finally brought down. Andy Bowling claimed the ball for Tech at the Gobblers' 43.

Three plays got nothing. Gene Fisher punted beautifully, 51 yards out of bounds on the FSU one.

On third down at the five John Hosack punted out for FSU, a 43-yarder up to the Tribe 48.

Owens passed to Tommy Groom for 15, to Ken Barefoot for eight at the 25.

FSU's defense called an abrupt halt to the advance. On fourth down, John Utin tried a field goal from 40-yards range. No good.

Mankins' running got 11 yards, but a 5-yard penalty helped crimp the Seminoles. Hosack punted again, relatively short to Tech's 44.

End of the quarter found Tech moving vigorously on the ground. Dickie Longerbeam, with 13 yards in three carries, led across midfield. Owens' runs on the option sparked a push to a first down at FSU's 18.

But on third down Terry Garvin fought off a blocker for a six-yard loss on the 19.

Utin tried another field goal. Wide it was.

FSU probed, on Mankins' runs, to its 35. Then Pritchett's pass was intercepted by Jimmy Richards at the Tech 48.

George D'Allesandro racked Owens for a loss of four. Soon Tech punted, just 21 yards to FSU's 31.

Mankins and Phil Spooner led to the 45. But Spooner's fumble, with Frank Loris recovering, presented Tech with still another shot at FSU's 48.

Again Garvin sacked Owens for a loss of five. Two passes missed, and Billy Campbell returned Fisher's deep punt 20 yards to the FSU 31.

Mankins knocked off six yards and Pritchett eight. Three more runs, climaxed by Bill Moremen's 4-yarder, gained a first down at the 43. Pritchett passed to Moremen for 12, hit Mankins for four at the 27. After overshooting a well-covered TK Wetherell in the end zone, Pritchett sprinted to the 19.

With time running out in the half, Pritchett ran again, out of bounds on the 13.

Then he threw and George Foussekis intercepted on the three. With 39 seconds to go, Tech ran out the clock.

Florida State had a 137-68 edge on Tech in total offense at halftime.

Tech started at its 16 following the third-quarter kickoff. Howard Ehler's pounding of Grooms for a 2-yard loss soon forced a kick from Tech at its 19.

Fisher booted a 60-yarder that Maury Bibent danced with for 48 yards to Tech's 31. But penalties against both teams nullified it.

Tech kicked again, and Campbell raced on a 25-yard runback to Tech's 46. Quickly the Seminoles moved to a touchdown with nine minutes remaining in the quarter.

After two runs gained only a yard, Pritchett broke through on third down for 12 yards to the 34.

Moremen sped off left tackle for 21 to the 13. Then the Daytona Beach boy slanted wide, got 11 to the two. From there he picked on the left side again for the touchdown. Pete Roberts added the point for 7-0. Tech moved after the kickoff.

Tommy Francisco pounded for 13 yards in two runs. Grooms dashed for 13 more. Owens broke up the middle when he couldn't find a receiver for 10 and a first down on FSU's 45. Frank Pennie slapped Francisco down for a yard loss and Joe Parrish downed Owens for minus five. A pass missed and Fisher punted to the 18.

Tech stiffened on defense. Hosack punted. Loris tucked it in and picked his way for 32 yards to FSU's 40.

Garvin dumped Owens for a 4-yard loss. But then Owens, on the last play of the quarter, whipped through, after finding no receiver, for 20 yards to the 24.

On third down at the 18, Bulheller took off on a beautiful reverse, cutting outside right tackle and went the route.

After getting a high snap on the point try, Grooms reared up and threw a pass. Campbell picked it off in the end zone, and the interception left it 7-6.

And the Seminoles began moving again, starting at their 29 after the kick.

A penalty helped them to the 46.

Pritchett passed for 22 to Jerry Jones, then to Wetherell for eight at the 24. Mankins rammed to the 18, then to the 10.

But Mankins got just one on two more runs, and Moremen was stopped for no gain. On fourth down Mankins was inches short and Tech took over.

On third down, Longerbeam broke off the right side up to the Tech 40, but clipping was called and Tech put back on the nine. Tommy Stafford slipped through to the 18 for the first down with 4:02 remaining.

On third and four, D'Allesandro came up with a big play, pulling Bulheller down after a 3-yard gain when it appeared he might get much on a reverse.

Fourth and one, and Tech went for it. Stafford swept wide and Campbell jerked him down. No gain. FSU took over at the Tech 27 with 2:05 left.

Moremen, with Larry Kissam tossing a key block, got 14 to the 13. Mankins got one, Moremen two, then three, making it fourth down at the seven as Tech called time out with 26 seconds left. Moremen got to the six, and Tech had the ball with 15 seconds to go. Owens threw to John Shipley for 18 yards on the game's last play.

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

1st   0- 0  Opp, 38, field goal failed, 5:45 
2nd   0- 0  Opp, 37, field goal failed, 11:46
3rd   7- 0  Bill Moremen, 2, run (Pete Roberts, kick), 9:00 
4th   7- 6  Opp, 18, run (pass intercepted by Bill Campbell), 13:53


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 16 12 Rushes-yards 46-229 47-151 Passing 37 49 Att-Comp-Int 10-5-2 11-6-0 Total Yards 56-266 58-200 Punt Returns 5-55 2-35 Kickoff Returns 2-40 2-13 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 4-41.0 6-42.3 Fumbles-Lost 5-2 0-0 Penalties-Yds 2-10 3-29 Attendance 22,536 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jim Mankins 20- 81 Bill Moremen 13- 72 Ed Pritchett 7- 59 Wayne Giardino 3- 11 Phil Spooner 3- 6 Receiving Jerry Jones 1- 13 Bill Moremen 1- 12 T.K. Wetherell 1- 8 Jim Mankins 1- 5 Wayne Giardino 1- -1 Passing Ed Pritchett 10- 5-2- 37 Punt Return Bill Campbell 4- 52 Maury Bibent 1- 3 Kickoff Return Bill Moremen 1- 24 T.K. Wetherell 1- 16 Punting John Hosack 4- 164 STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   16  Ed Pritchett
FB   23  Wayne Giardino
RH   28  T.K. Wetherell
LH   30  Bill Moremen
C    54  John Stephens
LG   69  Ed Pope
LT   70  Del Williams
RG   73  Larry Kissam
RT   77  Bob Mangan
RE   83  Thurston Taylor
LE   88  Jerry Jones
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
S    14  Jim Massey
CB   22  Maury Bibent
S    26  Bill Campbell
CB   43  Howard Ehler
MG   61  Jack Shinholser
LB   63  Bill McDowell
LB   68  Joe Parrish
LT   78  Charles Pennie
RT   79  Frank Pennie
RE   84  George D'Allesandro
LE   87  Terry Garvin
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
12  Tony Gero
15  Pat Conway
21  Donovan Jones
24  Elton Revell
27  Phil Spooner
29  Joe Petko
32  Billy Richardson
33  Butch Riser
35  John Hosack
##  NAME
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40  Mike Blatt
44  Jim Mankins
51  Joe Avezzano
60  Larry Williamson
62  Howard Lurie
64  Dave Braggins
85  Pete Roberts
86  Buddy Blankenship

FLORIDA STATE 35, WAKE FOREST 0

11/06/1965, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 7, 1965, page 1B, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Suddenly, dramatically and in fitting enough fashion Florida State became a pretty interesting football team on a most pleasant Saturday afternoon.

The defense never allowed Wake Forest within smelling distance of the FSU goal. The offense got some new blood, and apparently some new life, scored more points in one game than it had all told in five of the six previous ones.

Florida State won, going away in the last half, 35-0 and sent 25,600 homecoming fans happily on their way.

Impaled on the horns of their own mistakes for the first two quarters, the Seminoles, nursed a frustrating 3-0 halftime lead on Pete Roberts' 30-yard field goal.

Ed Pritchett, the senior quarterback started that last-half surge, and perhaps just in time. He set up the first touchdown with a 27-yard run, scored it on an 11-yard sweep, then passed 40 yards to Max Wettstein for the second TD.

Whereupon Pritchett retired, with the Tribe ahead 16-0, and yielded the reins to Kim Hammond, a sophomore who hadn't played previously this season.

On his first two series as a varsity man, Hammond took the Seminoles to touchdowns. Phil Spooner and Wayne Giardino each scored from the one.

Swift, elusive junior Billy Campbell capped the day with a 70-yard scoring punt return in the last moments.

The Seminoles also introduced to varsity combat for the first time one Lane Fenner, a 6-6 sophomore flanker whom coaches thought they would redshirt. But Fenner sparkled so brightly in pass-catching against front-line defenders in practice that he was suited up for the first time.

Immediately dubbed "The Basket" by writers in the pressbox, Fenner caught two passes for 44 yards as he lived up to his late billing. He entered the game in the third quarter.

Wake Forest crossed midfield just once, got no further than the FSU 38. FSU defenders kept the Deacons bottled up deep in their own territory for all of the last half, permitted only one first down in those final two quarters. It was the first time in 15 games Wake Forest had been blanked.

Linebacker Joe Parrish appeared to be a considerable performer for FSU.

Penalties and Wake Forest's tight defense against runs checked the Seminoles early.

Pritchett completed 10 of 18 passes for 119 yards. Hammond two of six - both to Fenner - for 44, and Tony Gero one of one for 17 on a fake field goal try. That added up to 180 yards. The Seminoles hadn't planned to throw nearly that much in this one.

TK Wetherell was the game's top receiver with four catches.

FSU got its running game going, with Pritchett opening the door, in the last half netted 153 yards on the ground. Pritchett was the leader, with a net of 45 on six tries.

Spooner, running well again, got 41 in 11 turns, and Jim Mankins 31 in nine.

No Wake Forest runner netted more than 18 as FSU held the Demons to 73 on the ground and just 26 passing. The Seminoles had one of their better days defending against Wake's prolific passing, and the North Carolina crew hit just four of 15 attempts for a mere 26 yards.

Wake Forest's kicking game figured vulnerable - the Deacons had three punts blocked going into this one - and it was. One bad snap precipitated a running try that failed and set up a second-quarter field goal. Poor to mediocre punts paved other FSU scoring shots.

Meanwhile, John Hosack continued his bright kicking for the Tribe, averaging 44.3 on six attempts.

Neither team intercepted a pass. The lone recovery of an opponent's fumble was by FSU.

It was FSU's 11th straight success in Campbell Stadium, and it left the Seminoles 4-3 for the season with NC State, Houston and Florida remaining. Wake Forest is now 2-6.

The score was identical to the one that was put on the board the last time these two met, in 1963. And the last time Wake Forest was held to five first downs was in a 14-14 tie with Florida State here in 1956.

At the start, Florida State couldn't move on the ground following the game-opening kickoff. Hosack's 50-yard punt, coupled with a clipping penalty, put the Deacons in a hole at their 13.

Wake Forest soon kicked back, and FSU was in advantageous position at its 42 following a 39-yarder.

The Seminoles jumped to the Wake Forest 42 on Wetherell's catch of a 7-yard pass and Spooner's 6-yard run with a pitchout. But a penalty and Joe Sepico's dumping of Pritchett for minus-seven forced a kick from the Seminoles back at their 45.

Another kicking swap presented FSU with the ball at its 37.

Pritchett passed to Wetherell for 12, and Mankins swept for 10 to the Wake Forest 40. As Bill Moremen faked brightly into the line, Pritchett threw to Wettstein for a first down at the 29.

Two penalties kayoed that bid - one for delay, another for a personal foul. The Seminoles were finally obliged to punt from the 38, with Hosack's effort trickling into the end zone.

Wake Forest got up to its 42 on a roughing-the-kicker call on the Seminoles.

On the last play of the quarter, punter Ron Shillinglaw got a bad snap from center Bob Oplinger, tried to run. Tackle Mike Bugar brought him down on the fourth-down play and FSU had a shot from the Deacons' 34.

Mankins smashed for eight. Wetherell caught a 6-yard Pritchett throw. Three plays later Wetherell caught another 6-yarder at the 13. That left it 4th-and-two and FSU went for three points.

Roberts' boot from the 20 was true for a 3-0 FSU lead.

Another swap of kicks, and Wake Forest moved. Carazo shot off tackle on a reverse for 13 to the Wake 41. Two Wilson passes to Henry put the Deacons at the FSU 41.

FSU, on bright pass-defensive work, called a halt at its 38. Once again the Deacons punted.

When the Seminoles kicked back after three plays, Doug Golightly fumbled and Larry Williamson covered the ball for FSU at the Wake 31 with three minutes left in the half.

Moremen got two and Mankins five, to the 24. But FSU drew a costly penalty for delay. Pritchett's pass to Wettstein at the four just missed. Roberts' field-goal attempt from the 36 was wide.

Wake Forest coolly ran out the clock.

Forty-five yards in penalties for the Seminoles at this halfway point, coupled with Wake Forest's stiff defense against the run, told the story.

The Seminoles were in good position soon after the start of the third quarter.

Wake couldn't get anything going from its 20 following the kickoff. Shillinglaw's punt was a relatively weak 26-yarder that stopped at the 50.

After missing a long-bomb try, Pritchett picked his way in a dazzling bit of open-field running for 27 yards to the 13.

The Deacons bowed up, held Spooner to a gain of one, and Moremen got only one.

But, on third down, Pritchett faked a handoff and cut wide to the right, running untouched for the touchdown.

Roberts missed with the point try, leaving it 9-0.

A bad pitchout soon cost Wake Forest 12 yards, and precipitated a punt from its 12. Shillinglaw's boot traveled 35 yards to the Wake 47.

Pritchett shot a pass to Buddy Blankenship for 12. Another pass failed. Giardino got only two, and Pritchett naught.

Roberts' 49-yard try for three points was low.

First downs were still hard to come by for Wake. FSU started at its 46 following another punt.

Pritchett's 11-yard pass to Blankenship carried to Wake's 41.

On third down at the 40, needing nine, Pritchett laid one into the hands of Wettstein, who had slipped behind a defender at the five, and the senior end cruised into the end zone for six points.

Roberts added the point for 16-0.

Same old story on the attack for Wake Forest, and a punt gave FSU the ball at the visitors' 48. In went Hammond at quarterback.

Three runs by Moremen led to the 32, where it came to fourth down.

On a field-goal fake, Tony Gero, down to hold, raised up and passed 17 yards to Wettstein at the 15.

Then Moremen knocked off seven and one, to the seven. Mankins bucked for three and a first down at the four.

Spooner pounded to the one, then pounced over the goal on the next play.

Roberts missed the point try, and it was 22-0 with 13:21 remaining in the final quarter.

Maury Bibent's 10-yard punt return soon gave FSU another opportunity from its 48.

Hammond's 11-yard pass to Fenner put FSU at the Wake 39 but an illegal-receiver-downfield call quickly shifted the Seminoles back to the 50.

On third-and-25 Hammond hit Fenner for a gain of 33 at the 17.

Spooner, on a scrambling run, sliced to the five. After Spooner moved it to the one, Giardino took it in. FSU faked a points kick, but Gero had no chance to throw as he raised up this time, got dumped, keeping it 23-0.

With Hammond still in the saddle, the Seminoles failed to move on their next series, from their 38. Hosack punted 62 yards to the six.

And finally, Wake managed a last-half first down. Ken Hauswald, back to pass, found nobody open, ran for 24 to the 31.

With 1:20 remaining, the Deacons punted once more.

Campbell took it in at his 30, appeared to be falling, regained his balance, struck out for the sidelines, got a big block from HT Waller at the Wake 35, and went the distance.

Roberts' point boosted it to 35-0.

Wake Forest stuck to the ground after the final kickoff, let that clock tick away.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
3
13
19
35

2nd   3- 0  Pete Roberts, 30, field goal, 12:11
      3- 0  Pete Roberts, 46, field goal failed, 1:10 
3rd   9- 0  Ed Pritchett, 10, run (Pete Roberts, kick failed), 11:32
      9- 0  Pete Roberts, 49, field goal failed, 7:51 
     16- 0  Max Wettstein, 40, pass from Ed Pritchett (Pete Roberts, kick), 4:14 
4th  22- 0  Phil Spooner, 1, run (Pete Roberts, kick failed), 13:21
     28- 0  Wayne Giardino, 1, run (Tony Gero, pass failed), 7:03 
     35- 0  Bill Campbell, 70, punt return/blocked punt (Pete Roberts, kick), 1:10 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 16 5 Rushes-yards 44-153 38- 73 Passing 180 26 Att-Comp-Int 25-13-0 15-4-0 Total Yards 69-333 53-99 Punt Returns 3-87 1-2 Kickoff Returns 1-24 6-110 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 6-44.3 11-34.6 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 6-60 2-7 Attendance 25,600 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Ed Pritchett 6- 45 Phil Spooner 11- 41 Jim Mankins 9- 31 Bill Moremen 11- 24 Wayne Giardino 6- 9 Kim Hammond 1- 3 Receiving Max Wettstein 3- 67 Lane Fenner 2- 44 T.K. Wetherell 4- 32 Buddy Blankenship 2- 23 Jim Mankins 1- 7 Jerry Jones 1- 7 Passing Ed Pritchett 18-10-0-119 Kim Hammond 6- 2-0- 44 Tony Gero 1- 1-0- 17 Punt Return Bill Campbell 1- 70 Maury Bibent 2- 17 Kickoff Return Bill Moremen 1- 24 Punting John Hosack 6- 266 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Larry Williamson . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   16  Ed Pritchett
FB   23  Wayne Giardino
RH   28  T.K. Wetherell
LH   30  Bill Moremen
C    54  John Stephens
LG   69  Ed Pope
LT   70  Del Williams
RG   73  Larry Kissam
RT   77  Bob Mangan
RE   83  Thurston Taylor
LE   88  Jerry Jones
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
S    14  Jim Massey
CB   22  Maury Bibent
S    26  Bill Campbell
CB   43  Howard Ehler
MG   61  Jack Shinholser
LB   63  Bill McDowell
LB   68  Joe Parrish
LT   78  Charles Pennie
RT   79  Frank Pennie
RE   84  George D'Allesandro
LE   87  Terry Garvin
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
11  Kim Hammond
12  Tony Gero
15  Pat Conway
21  Donovan Jones
24  Elton Revell
27  Phil Spooner
29  Joe Petko
32  Billy Richardson
33  Butch Riser
35  John Hosack
40  Mike Blatt
41  Bob Menendez
44  Jim Mankins
51  Joe Avezzano
##  NAME
-----------------------------
53  David Pitts
55  Bob Urich
60  Larry Williamson
62  Howard Lurie
64  Donnie Ellers
64  Dave Braggins
66  Carlie McNeil
74  Jay Mac Matthews
80  Stan Croley
81  H.T. Waller
82  Lane Fenner
85  Pete Roberts
86  Buddy Blankenship
89  Max Wettstein

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3, FLORIDA STATE 0

11/13/1965, RALEIGH, NC

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 14, 1965, page 1B, by Bill McGrotha.

RALEIGH, NC - Slipping, stumbling and sputtering offensively on a soggy field, Florida State fell 3-0 to North Carolina State's supercharged football team here Saturday afternoon.

A fumble on a punt attempt paved the only score of the afternoon, presenting the ball to the Wolfpack on FSU's 44.

Harold Deters capped that third-quarter opportunity with a 41-yard field goal.

Ironically, NC State's homecoming game - the last one in primitive Riddick Stadium - was concluded in bright sunshine. Rain of preceding days and an enduring overcast sky had left the turf in sorry shape.

Backs from both sides slipped and fell several times in clutch situations.

A capacity crowd of 22,000 saw the Wolfpack, now 5-4 for the season, shut out its third straight opponent. The Seminoles are now even, 4-4, with Houston and Florida remaining.

After the break that precipitated the field goal, NC State was an intensely aggressive team. The Wolfpack gave the Seminoles no real chance in the remaining quarter and a half.

In the first half, FSU had probed to NC State's 33, 43 and 7. A field-goal try by Pete Roberts, playing with a broken left toe, was a bit wide on the last bid.

FSU pounded to NC State's 37 on its first turn with the ball in the third quarter. Then came that disastrous development that gave the Wolfpack a shot from the FSU 44.

NC State allowed the Seminoles no further than midfield after that. A clipping call on a 30-yard punt return by Bill Campbell canceled a fine last-quarter opportunity, set the Seminoles back in the shadow of their own goal.

FSU quarterback Ed Pritchett found his wide receivers pretty well covered by the Wolfpack's quick pass defenders, and he went often to tight end Max Wettstein, who caught seven of Pritchett's ten completions for 91 of the 107 yards the Seminoles gained in the air.

Pritchett got perhaps the worst pass protection of any FSU thrower in a long while, was dumped for 67 yards in losses. End Pete Sokolsky plagued him notably, accounting for at least 30 of those minus yards.

Though NC State intercepted only one of Pritchett's passes, it came awfully close to picking off four or five others.

An interception by Charlie Pennie provided about the only real break of the long afternoon for the Seminoles.

NC State played it close, passed sparingly, completed four of nine for 49 yards. The Wolfpack netted 123 on the ground, FSU 73.

Shelby Mansfield, called by Coach Earle Edwards the best halfback in the Atlantic Coast Conference, ran for 54 yards in 19 tries to pace the ground game that netted 123. FSU's Jim Mankins got 50 in 14.

NC State's kicking game was supposed to be its weakness. It wasn't today. Among other facets of it, Jim Donnan averaged 39.5 yards on nine punts.

Florida State was supposed to have been at a season's peak, physically and emotionally, for this one. Whatever, it wasn't good enough.

It was the toughest sort of football game, a bruising fight between two big teams from beginning to end.

It was slow going early. NC State, following the opening kickoff, probed from its 12 to 28. Donnan got off a rolling 45-yard punt.

On third down at the 34, Pritchett slipped on the wet field, lost five.

After a punting swap FSU cut out a first down at its 35 on a 4th-and-inches gamble, with Mankins bucking for it. Pritchett passed to TK Wetherell for seven, then got seven more on the keeper. On the draw, Bill Moremen struck for 15 to the NC State 34. But Pritchett lost the damp ball for a moment on second down, lost a yard. A pass to Mankins got little. John Hosack's punt trickled into the end zone.

With quarterback Charlie Noggle and Shelby Mansfield sparking a running charge, the Wolfpack moved up to its 45 as the quarter ended.

Some holes were opening, and Mansfield led on to the FSU 34. But on third down, the 217 pound Noggle, back to pass, slipped and fell at the 40. Donnan punted into the end zone.

Phil Spooner and Wayne Giardino spurred the Tribe to its 41. Pritchett pegged one to Wettstein for 15 at the Wolfpack 44.

But an offside penalty soon canceled a 12-yard pass to Wettstein at the 31. On third down, Bill James intercepted a Pritchett throw, intended for Lane Fenner, at the 35.

The Wolfpack made nothing of it, however, soon punted to FSU's 17. Three runs left FSU just short. Hosack punted, and Gary Rowe almost got away on the return.

Rowe moved laterally after fielding the ball at the 37, brushed off two or three tackles, seemed suddenly free on the sideline. But Hosack, the only remaining Seminole back there, shot in to tackle him at the Wolfpack 46.

Quickly things changed. Page Ashby's first-down pass was intercepted by Charlie Pennie, and FSU had a shot at the Wolfpack 42.

Pritchett went wide for seven and Mankins knocked off six to the 29. Pritchett's third-down pass for 14 to Wettstein brought a first down at the 11.

Mankins got three, Moremen one. Tony Golmont broke up Pritchett's throw to Wettstein in the end zone.

Pete Roberts came in to attempt a field goal from the 14. It was slightly wide to the right. The snap looked a trifle high.

With a bit over a minute left, the Wolfpack threatened. Noggle's 15-yard pass to Rowe carried to midfield. Then Rowe caught another at FSU's 42. But on the last play of the half Noggle slipped on that bad turf once again, fell back at the 50.

The sun was out a little, playing hide-and-seek with the clouds. But it was much too little and too late to dry out that field.

NC State's second-half kickoff, relatively short, was wheeled for 19 yards to the 36 by Joe Petko.

After a penalty for motion, Moremen bucked for five, then Pritchett passed to Wettstein for 11 at the Seminole 46. Mankins crashed for nine, then for five and a first down at the 39.

There the Wolfpack stopped Mankins and Moremen on runs, and a pass missed.

Hosack, back to punt, got a snap that appeared to be a bit errant, but he said later he should have handled it. At any rate, the ball sailed past him and Gary Whitman pounced on it for NC State as Hosack tried to retrieve it at the FSU 44.

Mansfield and Noggle cut out a first down at the 33. On fourth down at the 25, Deters kicked his seventh field goal in 12 attempts this season. Eight minutes, eight seconds remaining in the quarter.

Sokolsky's tossing of Pritchett for a 10-yard loss dented FSU's next effort and backed FSU to its 16. Hosack got off a 50-yard punt. After a short return the Wolfpack was unable to move from its 39.

A punting exchange, with Hosack booming a 41-yarder, put NC State back on its 22. Bill Wyland's running got the home team up to its 34 as the quarter ended.

A punt and Campbell's 17-yard return gave FSU an early last-quarter start at its 37. A run got naught. Neither did two passes. Hosack punted to the Wolfpack 32.

On a bright first-down fake, Ashby passed to Bill Gentry for 17 at the 49. More passes failed.

Campbell's 30-yard punt return to the FSU 44 was nullified by a clipping call that set FSU back on its 12. Kim Hammond moved in at quarterback, but the Seminoles soon had to punt from their 17.

Hosack's 47-yard punt was returned for 12 by Rowe to the Wolfpack 47.

NC State punted from FSU's 45, with the ball going into the end zone. Seven and a half minutes remained with FSU at its 20 and Pritchett back in.

Moremen lost two. Pritchett, finding no receiver squirmed for seven to the 25. Trapped at the 10, Pritchett was charged with intentionally grounding the ball and FSU put back on its five.

Hosack handled a slightly high snap, kicked it for 45 yards.

With 4:10 to go, FSU forced an NC State punt from the Seminole 39 - then after a penalty for too many men on the field, from the 44.

FSU started from its 12.

Pritchett was sacked for a loss by Horace Moore, back to the five.

Passing from the end zone on third down, Pritchett got a first-down at the 15 on an interference call.

Wettstein couldn't quite reach a long-bomb throw. Then a 20-yard toss sailed over his head.

On third down, John Monago threw Pritchett for a 10 yard loss back to the five. Hosack punted 55 yards to the NC State 40 as the Wolfpack let it roll. But a roughing-the-kicker gave FSU 4th-and-five at the 20.

The campus victory bell started ringing with 1:38 showing on the clock.

Pritchett hit Wetherell for the needed yardage at the 28.

Then Wettstein caught one at the 50.

Sokolsky zoomed through to nail Pritchett for a 20-yard loss back on the 30.

Golmont broke up a long one, almost intercepted it.

A double-reverse, with Wetherell taking the ball wide, got only three yards on 3rd-and-20.

Wettstein pulled in a fourth-down throw at the FSU 48, but it wasn't enough. NC State took over with 30 seconds left and ran out the clock.

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

2nd   0- 0  Pete Roberts, 24, field goal failed
3rd   0- 3  Opp, 41, field goal, 8:08 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 9 Rushes-yards 48- 53 47-121 Passing 107 49 Att-Comp-Int 21-10-1 9-4-1 Total Yards 69-160 56-170 Punt Returns 4-32 6-30 Kickoff Returns 2-33 1-7 Interception Ret. 1-5 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 8-40.6 9-39.6 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yds 4-27 3-29 Attendance 22,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jim Mankins 14- 50 Bill Moremen 9- 30 Phil Spooner 7- 21 Wayne Giardino 3- 8 T.K. Wetherell 1- 3 Team 1- -20 Ed Pritchett 13- -39 Receiving Max Wettstein 7- 91 T.K. Wetherell 2- 16 Jim Mankins 1- 0 Passing Ed Pritchett 21-10-1-107 Punt Return Bill Campbell 4- 32 Kickoff Return Joe Petko 1- 19 Bill Moremen 1- 14 Punting John Hosack 8- 325 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Charles Pennie . . . . . 1- 5 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   16  Ed Pritchett
RH   28  T.K. Wetherell
LH   30  Bill Moremen
FB   44  Jim Mankins
C    54  John Stephens
RT   64  Dave Braggins
LG   69  Ed Pope
LT   70  Del Williams
RG   73  Larry Kissam
LE   88  Jerry Jones
RE   89  Max Wettstein
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
S    15  Pat Conway
CB   22  Maury Bibent
S    26  Bill Campbell
CB   43  Howard Ehler
MG   61  Jack Shinholser
LB   63  Bill McDowell
LB   68  Joe Parrish
LT   78  Charles Pennie
RT   79  Frank Pennie
RE   84  George D'Allesandro
LE   87  Terry Garvin
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
11  Kim Hammond
23  Wayne Giardino
29  Joe Petko
32  Billy Richardson
33  Butch Riser
35  John Hosack
40  Mike Blatt
41  Bob Menendez
42  Alan LaMarche
51  Joe Avezzano
52  Wayne McDuffie
60  Larry Williamson
##  NAME
-----------------------------
62  Howard Lurie
64  Donnie Ellers
66  Carlie McNeil
67  Mike Bugar
74  Jay Mac Matthews
77  Bob Mangan
80  Stan Croley
81  H.T. Waller
82  Lane Fenner
83  Thurston Taylor
85  Pete Roberts
86  Buddy Blankenship

FLORIDA STATE 16, HOUSTON 16

11/20/1965, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 21, 1965, page 1B, by Bill McGrotha.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Three field-goal attempts in a frantic final 67 seconds all backfired here Saturday night as Florida State and Houston settled for a 16-16 tie, an unhappy climax to an exciting football game, a wild football game.

Florida State's Pete Roberts missed from 17 yards range with 1:07 left, from 27 yards with 28 seconds remaining.

And Houston's Ken Hebert failed on a 38-yard try with six seconds to go.

Earlier, on Houston's first turn with the ball in the last half, Hebert kicked a 37-yarder to erase a 16-13 FSU lead. A fumble paved the chance.

FSU had forged its second opportunity to win in the last seconds on a fumble recovery that followed Houston's first play just after the missed 17-yarder.

A band-night crowd of 25,135 saw the Seminoles ahead three times, and Houston bouncing back to tie it 6-6, 13-13 and finally 16-16.

The Seminoles scored on their opening offensive series with big Jim Mankins capping a drive he had led, with a one-yard scoring plunge.

Houston's flashy Negro sophomore Warren McVea stepped 92-yards for a touchdown on the ensuing kickoff.

Then, on an early play in the second quarter, Phil Spooner tore loose on a brilliant 80-yard scoring run.

Houston collected again on Bo Burris' 12-yard pass to Tom Beer.

FSU went ahead 16-13 on Roberts' 41-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining in the half. A bit earlier Roberts had missed a 3-point try after the Seminoles moved to the Houston nine following Maury Bibent's pass interception.

Houston had some thought of playing in its hometown Bluebonnet Bowl, but the chance had already gone by the board when Tennessee earlier in the day accepted an invitation. The Cougars had met and lost to Tennessee in their sixth game. The tie brought a final 4-5-1 record.

FSU, which has never escaped a tie in Bill Peterson's six coaching seasons here, is 4-4-1 with Florida coming up in Gainesville next Saturday.

The Seminoles' offense came to vigorous life in total yardage, at least. FSU amassed a startling 306 yards on the ground, passed for 107 more for 413 total. Houston managed 273, with 181 passing.

Burris hit on nine of 19 tosses, FSU's Ed Pritchett on nine of 22. Tall split end Buddy Blankenship caught seven of Pritchett's pitches.

Pritchett has now passed 213 times this season, breaking Steve Tensi's school record of 204 attempts.

Spooner knocked off 142 yards in 16 carries, Mankins 78 in 18. Dick Post was Houston's most effective charger, with 82 yards in 21 runs. McVea didn't figure prominently, save for that one big play.

FSU's defensive work was highlighted by the effort of big junior tackle Charlie Pennie.

Fifty-five yards of penalties blunted several FSU threats. Houston was taxed 40 yards.

Houston got in an early hole, with Dick Post nailed at his 13 after taking the game-opening kickoff.

Burris was throwing from that hole, but couldn't connect. Ken Hebert punted to FSU's 46.

And for the first time this season, the Seminoles scored on an opening drive, negotiating the 54 yards in eight plays.

Mankins led to a first down at Houston's 44. FSU gambled successfully on a fourth-and-inches situation, with Mankins getting the needed amount by inches at the 44.

Pritchett's first pass of the evening found Buddy Blankenship for a gain of 15 at the 23.

Then Mankins took off on a power sweep, drug a tackler with him for about 10 yards in a 27-yard romp to the one.

On the next play Mankins busted up the middle for the TD. Mike Payto ripped through to block Pete Roberts' point-after attempt, leaving it 6-0.

Lightning struck.

McVea gathered in the kickoff at the eight, moved forward rapidly, cut to the sidelines, then slanted across field with blockers ahead of him and went the distance - a 92-yard play. Hebert, who had booted 11 of 13 previous ones, missed on his point-after kick, leaving it 6-6.

Houston moved vigorously after FSU punted on its next series.

Starting at their 41, the Cougars pounded all the way to the FSU 10.

On a pitchout, Post sailed for 14 to FSU's 45. A personal foul helped the Cougars to the 32, and a pass-interference call to the 21. Post exploded off the left side for 11 to the 10.

But Houston lost eight on a fumble, and then lost the ball on a following one as a pitchout went astray. George D'Allesandro recovered for Florida State at the 24.

Pritchett's 11-yard throw to Blankenship quickly placed FSU at its 41. On a keeper, Pritchett dug to Houston's 49. TK Wetherell got wide open on a third-down bomb try that followed a bright fake into the line, but the flanker slowed a bit too much and couldn't quite reach the TD-labelled toss.

Hosack's punt was a beaut, dead on the eight.

Burris' third-down pass to Tom Beer for 12 got the Cougars out of the trap, up to the 25. Sharp running by Post carried Houston across midfield, to a first down at the 44. But Post got just a yard on his next try. Two passes failed. A punt rolled over the goal line.

Lightning again.

On FSU's first play, an inside belly fake up the middle by Mankins with a handoff to the halfback, Spooner headed for a right-tackle hole, found nothing. Apparently trapped as he moved to his right, Spooner pulled away from two or three tacklers, cut to the left as he cleared the line of scrimmage and raced all the way.

The 80-yard run from scrimmage tied a school record set by Fred Pickard in 1957 against Virginia Tech. Roberts kicked the point for 13-6.

A foul call against Houston on the point kick gave FSU a kickoff opportunity from the Cougars' 45. That virtually knocked out a runback chance as Roberts booted one into the end zone.

Then Burris' second-down pass was intercepted by Maury Bibent at the 13.

Spooner got three yards, Mankins only one to the nine, and Pritchett's pass was over Max Wettstein's head in the end zone.

Robert's field-goal try was wide to the left.

Whereupon, Houston marched 80 yards to score in seven plays.

Post started it with a 13-yard run. Burris hit Beer with a 10-yard toss. Then Mike Spratt took off as Burris faded for a bomb throw, and made the grab between two FSU defenders for a 41-yard gain at FSU's 17.

Two runs got only five yards. But Burris fired one over the middle that Beer caught at the two, and moved in for the touchdown.

Hebert's point kick tied it 13-13 with 4:15 left in the half.

A personal foul on the kickoff return gave FSU a start at its 43. Mankins got four, and Spooner eight. Pritchett passes to Blankenship for 15 at the 30. But a following pass bounced off Wettstein and Tim Wright intercepted at the 21.

Charlie Pennie rapped Burris for a 7-yard loss, then clobbered Post for no gain on the next play.

Bill Campbell danced for 25 yards with the punt to Houston's 33 with 33 seconds remaining.

Two passes missed. On third down, with 15 seconds showing on the clock, Roberts booted a 41-yard field goal.

Then the Seminoles worked the onside kick, with Roberts recovering for the Tribe at Houston's 47. With five seconds left, Pritchett had time for one pass, hit Wettstein with a short one as the gun sounded.

At this midway point each team had completed just four of 11 pass tries, Houston for 78 yards, FSU for 54. FSU had a 160-68 lead in rushing yardage.

Wetherell danced with the second-half kickoff from the end zone up to FSU's 34.

Spooner promptly romped off tackle for 16 to the 50. Trapped on the next play, Spooner fumbled and Paul Otis claimed the ball for Houston at FSU's 49.

Burris' 16-yard pass to Spratt brought a first down at the 30.

After Thompson gained nothing, Post carried four straight times - including a 4th-and-one run for two - down to the 14.

D'Allesandro and Terry Garvin pinned Burris for a loss of six, back to the 20. Campbell, on a bright defensive play, broke up a pass intended for McVea.

On fourth down Hebert kicked a 37-yard field goal to tie it 16-16.

On the kickoff runback, Bill Moremen lateraled to Wetherell, who broke loose down the sidelines to Houston's 40. But the lateral was ruled a forward one and FSU penalized back to its 17.

On third and one, Mankins faked up the middle as Pritchett kept and sprinted wide for 38 yards to Houston's 36, where Dick Spratt got him.

But Joe Petko tripped and failed going for the bomb throw. Two runs gained the 29. On fourth down, needing three, Spooner was stopped for no gain.

Burris passed over the middle to Beer for 12, to Hebert for six. FSU called a halt at the Cougars' 49 and started anew at its 27 following a punt.

A holding penalty on third-and-one put the Tribe back on its 21. Pritchett's long pass was intercepted by Gus Holloman, who raced 25 yards to FSU's 37.

On third down, Garvin whacked Burris for a 7-yard loss back to the 37.

Hebert, back to punt, fumbled the ball, ran wide, got off a short kick, back to the line of scrimmage. But offsetting penalties nullified the play. Hebert, on the first play of the last quarter, kicked again, over the goal line.

After Spooner got seven on two runs, Pritchett passed to Blankenship for 11 at the 38, then hit him again at the FSU 48.

Moremen found a hole off the left side, zigged and zagged for 21 to the Houston 31. Pritchett kept, got five.

Moremen got a couple more. But on third down, as Moremen bucked for the yardage needed, the Seminoles were taxed again for holding, set back to the 38. Rushed hard, Pritchett missed on a throw. Hosack punted into the end zone.

Hebert soon kicked back, a 47-yarder to FSU's 24.

Short chops led to the 40. Pass interference provided a first down at the FSU 49. On fourth-and-one at the 42, the Tribe went for it, and Wayne Giardino got it, down to the 38.

Pritchett lost three, but on third down Blankenship caught a short pass and converted it into a 28-yard gain to the 13.

Gus Brezina pulled Giardino down for a loss of two, back to the 13. Moremen moved the ball to the 10.

Fourth down, 1:07 left, and FSU called time out, went for the field goal.

Roberts' boot sailed to the right. Houston took over.

Post fumbled on Houston's first play and Joe Parrish recovered for FSU at the 27 with 55 seconds left.

Spooner ran to the 20. An out-of-bounds pass stopped the clock. Pritchett overshot Lane Fenner in the end zone.

On fourth down, with 28 seconds remaining, Roberts missed on another field-goal boot.

Houston wasn't finished. Burris passed to Hebert for 37 at FSU's 43, then to Spratt at the 21 - with the two receivers stepping out of bounds each time.

With six seconds showing, Hebert's 38-yard field goal attempt was short.

FSU had time for one futile pass play.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
HOUSTON
6
7
3
0
16
FLORIDA STATE
6
10
0
0
16

1st   6- 0  Jim Mankins, 1, run (Pete Roberts, kick blocked), 10:13
      6- 6  Opp, 92, kickoff return (kick failed), 9:58 
2nd  13- 6  Phil Spooner, 80, run (Pete Roberts, kick), 9:25 
     13- 6  Pete Roberts, 26, field goal failed, 7:17 
     13-13  Opp, 17, pass (kick), 4:15 
     16-13  Pete Roberts, 41, field goal, 0:08 
3rd  16-16  Opp, 37, field goal
4th  16-16  Pete Roberts, 27, field goal failed, 1:07 
     16-16  Pete Roberts, 37, field goal failed, 0:23 
     16-16  Opp, 38, field goal failed, 0:01 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 12 Rushes-yards 49-306 37- 92 Passing 107 181 Att-Comp-Int 22-9-2 19-9-1 Total Yards 71-413 56-273 Punt Returns 2-42 1-2 Kickoff Returns 3-66 2-103 Interception Ret. 1-9 2-28 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 3-38.0 6-39.8 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-2 Penalties-Yds 5-55 3-40 Attendance 25,135 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Phil Spooner 16- 142 Jim Mankins 18- 78 Ed Pritchett 8- 52 Bill Moremen 4- 28 Wayne Giardino 3- 6 Receiving Buddy Blankenship 7- 87 Max Wettstein 1- 16 Lane Fenner 1- 4 Passing Ed Pritchett 22- 9-2-107 Punt Return Bill Campbell 2- 42 Kickoff Return T.K. Wetherell 2- 52 Bill Moremen 1- 14 Punting John Hosack 3- 114 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maury Bibent . . . . . 1- 9 . . . . . . George D'Allesandro . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Joe Parrish . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   16  Ed Pritchett
RH   28  T.K. Wetherell
LH   30  Bill Moremen
FB   44  Jim Mankins
RG   51  Joe Avezzano
C    54  John Stephens
LG   69  Ed Pope
LT   70  Del Williams
RT   77  Bob Mangan
LE   88  Jerry Jones
RE   89  Max Wettstein
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
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S    15  Pat Conway
CB   22  Maury Bibent
S    26  Bill Campbell
CB   43  Howard Ehler
MG   61  Jack Shinholser
LB   63  Bill McDowell
LB   68  Joe Parrish
LT   78  Charles Pennie
RT   79  Frank Pennie
RE   84  George D'Allesandro
LE   87  Terry Garvin
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
11  Kim Hammond
12  Tony Gero
23  Wayne Giardino
27  Phil Spooner
32  Billy Richardson
33  Butch Riser
35  John Hosack
40  Mike Blatt
41  Bob Menendez
42  Alan LaMarche
52  Wayne McDuffie
60  Larry Williamson
62  Howard Lurie
##  NAME
-----------------------------
64  Donnie Ellers
64  Dave Braggins
66  Carlie McNeil
67  Mike Bugar
73  Larry Kissam
74  Jay Mac Matthews
80  Stan Croley
81  H.T. Waller
82  Lane Fenner
83  Thurston Taylor
85  Pete Roberts
86  Buddy Blankenship

FLORIDA 30, FLORIDA STATE 17

11/27/1965, GAINESVILLE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 28, 1965, page 1B, by Bill McGrotha.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Ahead 17-16 with 73 seconds left to play, Florida State yielded to a magnificent comeback that matched the splendid one it had just wrought, and lost its football game with Florida 30-17 on a golden Saturday afternoon.

Even the most rabid partisans among the 49,513 that crowded Florida Field had to admire the performance of the other side.

In the end it was Florida's two superb All-Americans, quarterback Steve Spurrier and end Charlie Casey, who won it.

With 1:12 left on the clock Spurrier hit Casey with a pass in the end zone that put Florida in front 23-17.

As FSU passed desperately and pushed up to midfield, Allen Trammel put the icing on Florida's Sugar Bowl cake with a 46-yard scoring run after an interception of a deflected pass.

Off to an early 3-0 lead after Florida had a touchdown rubbed out by a penalty, then down 13-3 at the half, the Seminoles sprung a remarkable rally that earned the lead with 2:10 left in the game.

All the way on this pleasant, fair afternoon Ed Pritchett, in his last game, was a quarterback that directed Florida State's finest game of the season with poise and skill.

His statistics didn't match those of the record-breaking Spurrier, but on this day he played as well.

Here's how it was in a nutshell.

Casey caught seven passes for 107 yards, running his season total to 58 for 809 yards, both Southeastern Conference records.

Spurrier hit 18 of 28 passes for 282 yards, pushing his season total to 148 out of 287 for 1,893 yards, all SEC one-season records.

Florida ran up a whopping 467 yards of total offense to FSU's 278. The Gators punted only twice all day. Florida lost two fumbles, FSU none. The Seminoles intercepted no passes, though Maury Bibent had one canceled by a penalty.

Harper led Florida's running game with 78 yards in 15 carries as the Gators ran up 185 on the ground. Alan Poe had 61 in 17 tries.

Phil Spooner led FSU runners, who totaled a net of only 85, with 59 in 11 turns.

Pritchett completed 18 of 34 passes for 193 yards. Wettstein caught five for 75.

It was perhaps one of the finest football games ever played in the State.

Florida now goes into the Sugar Bowl with a 7-3 record. FSU finished 4-5-1. These two meet again, at Tallahassee, in the third game of the 1966 season.

Florida got the first turn with the football, winning the coin toss and choosing to receive, starting at its 23 following the kickoff.

Howard Ehler decked Harper on his first two runs, one for no gain, the other for two yards.

But, on a pitchout, Harper sailed for 16 to the 41. John Feiber rammed to the 47, Harper to the FSU 46.

A bit later, on another big third down play, Spurrier hit Casey for a gain of 24 to FSU's 20.

Harper got six in two carries, and Spurrier picked up three. On fourth-and-one at the 11, Feiber pounded to a first-down at the seven.

Marquis Baezler found a hole off the right side and zoomed in for an apparent touchdown. But a flag went down and Florida was penalized back to the 12 for illegal procedure.

On the next play, Baezler fumbled a pitch-out and D'Allesandro recovered for FSU at the 13.

Pritchett promptly passed to TK Wetherell for 15 at the 28. But three runs got just three yards and John Hosack's punt was returned 17 yards by Harper to the 42.

Spurrier completed a short one to Casey but the Gators got stopped at the 50.

When Spurrier went back to punt Florida State had a rush on, and D'Allesandro whammed through to block it, then covered the rolling ball at the Florida State 26.

Spooner picked up two. On third down, Jim Mankins converted Pritchett's pass in the flats into a first-down run of nine yards to the 15.

Pritchett passed to Buddy Blankenship for four, then missed Wetherell with a throw at the goal. Pritchett hit Mankins at the five but Ron Purcell's solid tackle made him lose it.

On fourth down Roberts booted a field goal from the 18 for a 3-0 FSU lead.

The Gators immediately bounced back.

From the UF 17 Spurrier passed to Poe at the 37, then ran to the 44. Poe got two and Spurrier made it a first down at the Gator 48.

On second down, after missing a wide-open Casey with a bomb attempt, Spurrier hit Harper near the sidelines and the swift halfback got by Butch Riser and sped the distance on a 52-yard play.

Barfield added an extra point for a 7-3 Florida lead in the first minutes of the second quarter.

Florida was penalized for roughing on the kickoff as an FSU back downed the ball in the end zone. That provided a start at the 35. Two Pritchett throws to Blankenship brought a first down at the 50. Bill Moremen picked up six. Pritchett found Wetherell with a throw at the 37.

But Mankins lost five and the Seminoles couldn't recover with passes. Hosack punted to the 18.

Running by Spurrier and Poe, plus two short passes, lifted Florida to its 43. After Spurrier lost two, he passed to Poe at the FSU 45. Soon, a 10-yard throw to Paul Ewaldsen put the Gators at the 32. After a 5-yard penalty, Spurrier threw two incomplete, with Bill Campbell almost intercepting the second.

Then, on third down, Spurrier threw long to Harper, who raced behind Ehler and caught the ball on the dead run at the three, pounding on into the end zone.

Barfield missed the point kick, leaving it 13-3 with 2:32 to go in the half.

Florida State couldn't gain much following the kickoff and Hosack got off a long punt that Harper cuddled down around his 35.

But Harper fumbled trying to move out and Max Wettstein recovered for FSU at the 29 with 1:59 remaining until intermission.

An offsides call immediately put the Tribe back on the 34. Pritchett was pulled down for a yard loss. Wettstein caught a 5-yard pass at the 30. George Grandy broke up a toss to Lane Fenner at the 10, and a second pass to Fenner was a bit high.

Florida took over with 1:11 to go.

A Spurrier-to-Harper pass brought a 15-yard roughing penalty after Harper slammed a fist into defender Joe Parrish. Time ran out with Florida at its 40.

At this point FSU had netted just two yards rushing, Florida 97.

Spurrier had hit 10 of 14 passes for 174 yards, Pritchett eight of 16 for 71.

FSU got no further than its 27 after the second-half kickoff.

Hosack socked a 50-yard punt, out of bounds on Florida's 23.

And here came the Gators again.

Poe, in two runs struck off 19 yards, Spurrier passed to Casey at FSU's 42. Four more runs, three by Poe, got a first down at the 31. Bibent intercepted Spurrier's pass at the 22 but interference was called against FSU, and Florida awarded a first down at the 17.

Florida was penalized five for illegal procedure.

Two end-zone passes missed and Harper got only four yards. On fourth down at the 18 Barfield booted a field goal for a 16-3 Florida lead.

FSU started at its 26, and Spooner spun wide on a 28-yard ramble to Florida's 46. Joe Petko knocked off 13 to the 33. Spooner got two.

On third down, Pritchett went wide, threw to Wettstein near the goalline for a touchdown on a 31-yard play.

Roberts' point kick narrowed things to 16-10.

Florida began anew at its 30. Spurrier passed to Hal Seymour for nine. Harper scrambled for 13 yards and a first down at FSU's 45. Poe led on to the 25. Harper carried twice, to the 16 but Florida was penalized five, again for illegal procedure.

On fourth down at the 21, Barfield's field goal attempt was wide in the first moments of the last quarter.

FSU soon had to punt, and Florida had a fresh opportunity at its 40 following Harper's 8-yard runback.

The Seminoles called a halt at their 46 and Spurrier punted. FSU was 85 yards away from a touchdown at its 15.

Pritchett's 13-yard pass to Wettstein put the Tribe at their 33. Spooner soon hit for 12 to the 47. Two Pritchett runs provided a first down at Florida's 38 a bit later. Wayne Giardino and Spooner got four apiece, and Pritchett rolled out for another first down at the 27.

But a pass missed and Pritchett lost six. A Pritchett pass to Lane Fenner carried to the 21. And it was fourth down.

Pritchett moved to his left, passed to Jones just short of the goal and he scored easily.

Roberts' point kick made it 17-16 with 2:10 showing on the clock.

Harper was put down on his 29 with the kickoff return. Spurrier passed to Casey for 10 yards. Then - on a key one - he hit Harper for 18 at the FSU 43.

Spurrier ran for five, then passed to Casey at the 25.

On the next play Casey got behind a defender and rolled into the end zone, with Spurrier making a perfect peg for the touchdown.

Barfield's point brought Florida ahead by 23-17 with 1:12 remaining.

Backed to the 17 after three downs, the Seminoles gambled, with Pritchett throwing for 21 yards to Wetherell at the 38.

Two passes missed, with Pritchett overthrowing Jones on one bomb bid. Then Trammell picked off Pritchett's third down throw after it bounced off Wettstein's hands and went 46 yards with it. Barfield's point kick brought things to a final 30-17 with 19 seconds left.

A flag was down, but it was an offensive pass-interference call against FSU.

That was it.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
7
7
17
FLORIDA
0
13
3
14
30

1st   3- 0  Pete Roberts, 28, field goal, 1:07 
2nd   3- 7  Opp, 52, pass (kick), 13:40
      3-13  Opp, 37, pass (kick failed), 2:32 
3rd   3-16  Opp, 34, field goal, 8:06 
     10-16  Max Wettstein, 39, pass from Ed Pritchett (Pete Roberts, kick), 5:31 
4th  10-16  Opp, 38, field goal failed
     17-16  Jerry Jones, 21, pass from Ed Pritchett (Pete Roberts, kick), 2:10 
     17-23  Opp, 25, pass (kick), 1:12 
     17-30  Opp, 46, interception return (kick), 0:19 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 26 Rushes-yards 26- 85 47-185 Passing 193 282 Att-Comp-Int 34-18-1 28-18-0 Total Yards 60-278 75-467 Punt Returns 2-27 3-28 Kickoff Returns 2-31 4-70 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-46 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 5-41.0 2-20.5 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-2 Penalties-Yds 4-36 6-50 Attendance 49,513 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Phil Spooner 11- 59 Joe Petko 2- 16 Ed Pritchett 9- 6 Wayne Giardino 1- 4 Bill Moremen 1- 3 Jim Mankins 2- -3 Receiving Max Wettstein 5- 75 T.K. Wetherell 3- 41 Jerry Jones 2- 27 Buddy Blankenship 3- 25 Lane Fenner 1- 12 Jim Mankins 1- 9 Bill Moremen 1- 8 Joe Petko 2- -4 Passing Ed Pritchett 34-18-1-193 Punt Return George D'Allesandro 1- 24 Bill Campbell 1- 3 Kickoff Return Elton Revell 0- 22 Bill Moremen 2- 9 Punting John Hosack 5- 205 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jack Shinholser . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . George D'Allesandro . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Max Wettstein . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   16  Ed Pritchett
RH   28  T.K. Wetherell
LH   30  Bill Moremen
FB   44  Jim Mankins
C    54  John Stephens
RT   64  Dave Braggins
LG   69  Ed Pope
LT   70  Del Williams
RG   73  Larry Kissam
LE   88  Jerry Jones
RE   89  Max Wettstein
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RS   15  Pat Conway
LCB  22  Maury Bibent
LS   26  Bill Campbell
RCB  43  Howard Ehler
MG   61  Jack Shinholser
LLB  63  Bill McDowell
RLB  68  Joe Parrish
LT   78  Charles Pennie
RT   79  Frank Pennie
RE   84  George D'Allesandro
LE   87  Terry Garvin
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
11  Kim Hammond
23  Wayne Giardino
24  Elton Revell
27  Phil Spooner
29  Joe Petko
32  Billy Richardson
33  Butch Riser
35  John Hosack
40  Mike Blatt
41  Bob Menendez
42  Alan LaMarche
51  Joe Avezzano
53  David Pitts
##  NAME
-----------------------------
55  Bob Urich
60  Larry Williamson
62  Howard Lurie
64  Donnie Ellers
66  Carlie McNeil
74  Jay Mac Matthews
77  Bob Mangan
80  Stan Croley
81  H.T. Waller
82  Lane Fenner
83  Thurston Taylor
85  Pete Roberts
86  Buddy Blankenship