Florida State Football - 1970 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bill Peterson, Head Coach
Don Blackwelder, Freshman
Al Conover, Offensive Line
Billy Cox, Co-Recruiter
Bill Crutchfield, Administrative Assistant, Quarterbacks
Bob Harbison, Defensive Chief
Dan Henning, Offensive Chief, Wide Receivers
Bill Parcells, Linebackers
Larry Pecatiello, Defensive Backs
Phil Spooner, Co-Recruiter
Bud Whitehead, Running Backs

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1970 FSU Football Handbook

Robert McEachern

1970 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 1970 FSU Football Handbook, page 25.

Bobby Anderson, 5-9, 207, DE, Tifton, GA

Rick Bowyer, 6-0, 176, LB, Tallahassee

Steve Bratton, 6-1, 210, DE, Maitland

Frank Bullard, 6-1, 164, WR, Baldwin

Robert Carden, 6-3, 238, C, Edgewater - Another youngster who must gain experience through combat. Business major.

Kent Corral, 5-11, 200, DT, Tampa

Ed Davis, 6-1, 183, DB, Lakeland

Frank Deming, 6-1, 158, QB, Valdosta, GA

Jim Dundala, 6-0, 200, LB, Morrisville, PA

Dano Fiore, 6-0, 178, WR, Chattahoochee

Frank Fontes, 5-6, 155, PK, Perth Amboy, NJ

Dan Forey, 6-5, 205, QB, Denver, CO

Shane Gibbs, 6-3, 209, OT, Bay Minette, AL

Steve Hardin, 6-0, 205, QB, Boynton Beach

Bill Henson, 6-1, 230, DT, Hyattsville, MD

Bobby Howell, 6-0, 215, LB, Decatur, GA - Most interesting linebacker off the freshman squad. Made great strides during spring. Excellent size for a middle LB. Has outstanding future with playing time expected this fall. Business major.

Gary Huff, 6-1, 185, QB, Tampa - Has all physical tools to be a good one. They include, height, vision, speed, arm and running ability. Was most pleasant surprise of spring among young quarterbacks. Came out of pack of soph QBs. Has much to learn but coaches liked courageous quality while facing rushing linemen. As frosh QB, hit on 13 of 34 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns. Business major.

Charlie Hunt, 6-4, 202, DE, Jacksonville - Has physical tools. Had some bright moments during spring. Still, needs much experience. Elementary Education major.

Howard Jacobi, 6-2, 235, DT, Vero Beach

Johnny Martin, 5-11, 181, P, Elba, AL - Had tremendous freshman year averaging 43.6 on 19 punts. Punts ball high allowing for good coverage. Left-footed kicker. Business major.

Eddie McMillan, 6-2, 172, DB, Tampa - Fastest man on squad. Ran sprints for Seminole track team. Inexperience hurt during spring drills. With playing time has bright future. Criminology major.

Jack Meeks, 5-11, 172, DB, Lake City

Rich Muscarella, 6-2, 191, QB, Carmel, NY

Charlie Musser, 6-1, 215, OG, Graceville

Brent Norris, 5-11, 185, RB, Thomaston, GA

Rick Oreair, 6-1, 190, RB, Jacksonville

Clint Parker, 6-2, 190, LB, Daytona Beach

Gary Parris, 6-3, 220, TE, Vero Beach

Oscar Roberts, 5-11, 180, FB, Ocilla, GA - Younger brother of Marion Roberts, a one time steller back of all-around ability.

Randy Shively, 6-0, 160, QB, Saint Petersburg

Barry Smith, 6-0, 184, WR, Miami - Potential is unlimited. But like any youngster, still has lot to learn. Adjusts tremendously to imperfect throw. Great leaping ability. Knack of getting to football and once he's there, will make catch. Great hands and speed. Ran hurdles on Florida State track team last spring. Outstanding spring scrimmage in Orlando. Leading freshman receiver in 1969 with 39 catches for 702 yards and five touchdowns. Education major.

Mark Smith, 5-9, 197, RB, Williston

David Snell, 5-8, 175, DB, Slocomb, AL - Squad favorite. Great love for the game and one of team's surest tacklers. Gives 120 percent. Hits like 200 pounder. Will be used on punt and kickoff returns. Business major.

Roy Stephens, 6-3, 185, C, Williston

David Stoutamire, 6-1, 194, OG, Tallahassee

J.T. Thomas, 6-1, 188, DB, Macon, GA - Converted from wide receiver following freshman season. One of most pleasant surprises of spring. Great speed and pass coverage already makes him one of top Seminole defenders. As a freshman wide receiver, he caught 19 for 345 yards and three TDs. Requested defensive back switch. One of squad's fastest men. Criminology major.

Steve Whitson, 6-0, 195, DB, Merritt Island

1970 Roster - By Name

From the 1970 FSU Football Handbook, page 42.
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
* 75 Richard Amman         DT      6-6   234  Jr   *    Cocoa Beach (Cocoa Beach)
  69 Bobby Anderson        DE      5-9   207  So        Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 28 Robert Ashmore        DB      6-0   189  Jr-R *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 30 Tom Bailey            RB      6-2   215  Sr   **   Coral Gables (Coral Gables)
* 62 Theron Bass           LB      5-11  200  Sr   **   Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 46 Brian Bengtson        PK      6-3   204  So-R      Green Bay, WI (Premontre)
  68 Steve Beville         OG      6-2   215  Jr-R *    Fernandina Beach (Fernandina Beach)
     Rick Bowyer           LB      6-0   176  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
  57 Steve Bratton         DE      6-1   210  So        Maitland (Oviedo)
     Frank Bullard         WR      6-1   164  So        Baldwin (Baldwin)
  51 Robert Carden         C       6-3   238  So        Edgewater (New Smyrna Beach)
*  3 Duane Carrell         P-PK    5-10  171  Jr-R *    Washington, DC (Woodrow Wilson)
  89 Kent Corral           DT      5-11  200  So        Tampa (Jesuit)
  32 Ed Davis              DB      6-1   183  So        Lakeland (Lakeland)
     Eddie Davis           WR      6-3   181  So-R      Atlanta, GA (Sequoyah)
  47 George Davis          WR      6-0   187  Jr   *    Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
* 82 Rhett Dawson          WR      6-1   185  Jr-R *    Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
* 55 Allen Dees            C       6-2   195  So-R      Lakeland (Lakeland)
     John DeMaria          DT      6-2   222  So        Newport News, VA (Ferguson)
  14 Frank Deming          QB      6-1   158  So        Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
  54 Jim Dundala           LB      6-0   200  So        Morrisville, PA (Pennsbury)
  61 John Essex            OT      6-2   236  So-R      Miami (Columbus)
  29 Dano Fiore            WR      6-0   178  So        Chattahoochee (Chattahoochee)
*  1 Frank Fontes          PK      5-6   155  Jr        Perth Amboy, NJ (Ferrum JC)
  14 Dan Forey             QB      6-5   205  Jr        Denver, CO (Mesa JC)
* 18 Kent Gaydos           WR      6-6   209  Jr-R *    Dallas, TX (Winter Park)
* 72 Shane Gibbs           OT      6-3   209  So        Bay Minette, AL (Baldwin County)
* 58 Steve Gildea          LB      6-0   194  Sr   **   Daytona Beach (Father Lopez)
* 86 Mike Glass            TE      6-3   203  So-R      Tampa (Leto)
* 49 Guy Glisson           LB      6-0   205  Jr   *    Tampa (Hillsborough)
* 35 Mike Gray             WR      6-3   200  Sr   **   Lake Mary (Seminole)
* 44 Buddy Gridley         DB      5-11  203  Jr   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
  86 Randy Hall            DE      6-0   207  Sr-R **   Miami (South Dade)
  33 Steve Hardin          QB      6-0   205  So        Boynton Beach (Seacrest)
  47 Chip Harris           RB-P    6-0   205  Jr        Live Oak
* 70 Bill Henson           DT      6-1   230  Jr        Hyattsville, MD (Northwestern)
* 51 Bobby Howell          LB      6-0   215  So        Decatur, GA (East)
* 19 Gary Huff             QB      6-1   185  So        Tampa (Leto)
* 80 Charlie Hunt          DE      6-4   202  So        Jacksonville (Wolfson)
  79 Howard Jacobi         DT      6-2   235  Jr        Vero Beach (Marion Institute)
* 48 James Jarrett         FB      6-2   202  Jr-R *    Elizabethton, TN (Elizabethton)
* 24 John Lanahan          DB-FB   6-0   197  Jr-R *    Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 56 Bill Lohse            LB      6-1   228  Sr   **   Saint Petersburg (Admiral Farragut)
* 31 Paul Magalski         FB      5-11  208  Jr   *    Garfield Heights, OH (Chanel)
  41 Johnny Martin         P       5-11  181  So        Elba, AL (Elba)
* 74 Robert McEachern      DT      6-2   234  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Florida)
* 65 J.W. McKinnie         OG      6-2   210  Jr   *    Macon, GA (Mark Smith)
* 40 Eddie McMillan        DB      6-2   172  So        Tampa (Blake)
     Jack Meeks            DB      5-11  172  So        Lake City (Columbia)
* 77 Roger Minor           OT      6-3   242  So-R      Delray Beach (Seacrest)
* 63 George Montgomery     OG      6-2   229  Jr-R *    Coral Gables (Coral Gables)
* 43 John Montgomery       DB      6-1   193  Jr   *    Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
* 27 Arthur Munroe         RB      6-1   186  Jr-R *    Quincy (Quincy)
     Rich Muscarella       QB      6-2   191  So        Carmel, NY (Carmel)
  64 Charlie Musser        OG      6-1   215  So        Graceville (Graceville)
  30 Brent Norris          RB      5-11  185  So        Thomaston, GA (Lee)
  36 Rick Oreair           RB      6-1   190  So        Jacksonville (Jackson)
* 33 Clint Parker          LB      6-2   190  So        Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 84 Gary Parris           TE      6-3   220  So        Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
* 23 Don Pederson          WR      6-1   184  Sr   **   Groveland (Groveland)
  52 Reece Rainey          LB      6-0   193  So-R      Greenville, AL (Greenville)
* 42 Ron Ratliff           DB      6-0   183  So-R      West Palm Beach (Forest Hill)
* 60 Barry Rice            LB      6-2   210  Sr-R **   Fernandina Beach (Fernandina Beach)
* 88 Beryl Rice            DE      6-1   204  Sr-R **   Fernandina Beach (Fernandina Beach)
* 76 Bill Rimby            OT      6-4   224  Jr-R *    Saint Petersburg (Dixie Hollins)
     Dan Roatche           C       5-10  198  Jr        Hatboro, PA (Hatboro-Horsham)
  37 Oscar Roberts         FB      5-11  180  So        Ocilla, GA (Irwin County)
* 29 Benny Rust            DB      6-0   193  Jr-R *    Miami (Palm Beach)
* 67 Mike Sammons          OG      6-1   210  Jr-R *    Atlanta, GA (Brown)
* 85 Bill Shaw             DE      6-2   215  Jr   *    Marietta, GA (Wheeler)
  16 Randy Shively         QB      6-0   160  So        Saint Petersburg (Dixie Hollins)
* 22 Barry Smith           WR      6-0   184  So        Miami (Coral Park)
     Mark Smith            RB      5-9   197  So        Williston (Williston)
* 20 David Snell           DB      5-8   175  So        Slocomb, AL (Slocomb)
* 52 Craig Sowers          C       6-4   231  So-R      Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale)
  71 Wayne Spence          OT      6-3   247  So-R      Macon, GA (Willingham)
     Roy Stephens          C       6-3   185  So        Williston (Williston)
* 53 Jay Stokes            OT      6-4   229  Jr-R *    Sanford (Seminole)
     David Stoutamire      OG      6-1   194  So        Tallahassee (Rickards)
* 59 Larry Strickland      DT      6-1   220  So-R      Tallahassee (Rickards)
* 66 Joe Strickler         OT      6-2   235  Jr-R *    Avon Park (Avon Park)
* 26 J.T. Thomas           DB      6-1   188  So        Macon, GA (Lanier)
* 81 Jim Tyson             TE      6-1   213  Sr-R **   Pahokee (Pahokee)
* 83 Ron Wallace           DE      6-2   187  Sr   **   Macon, GA (Willingham)
* 15 Tommy Warren          QB      5-11  169  Sr-R **   Coral Gables (Coral Gables)
* 12 Frank Whigham         QB      6-0   184  Jr-R      Sanford (Seminole)
* 69 Tom White             DT      6-0   225  Sr-R *    West Palm Beach (Palm Beach)
* 50 Dan Whitehurst        LB      6-4   215  So-R      Adel, GA (Cook County)
     Steve Whitson         DB      6-0   195  Jr        Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
* 87 Ted Zaffran           TE      6-3   190  Jr   *    Orlando (Bishop Moore)

1970 Roster - By Number

From the 1970 FSU Football Handbook, page 42.
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
     Rick Bowyer           LB      6-0   176  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
     Frank Bullard         WR      6-1   164  So        Baldwin (Baldwin)
     Eddie Davis           WR      6-3   181  So-R      Atlanta, GA (Sequoyah)
     John DeMaria          DT      6-2   222  So        Newport News, VA (Ferguson)
     Jack Meeks            DB      5-11  172  So        Lake City (Columbia)
     Rich Muscarella       QB      6-2   191  So        Carmel, NY (Carmel)
     Dan Roatche           C       5-10  198  Jr        Hatboro, PA (Hatboro-Horsham)
     Mark Smith            RB      5-9   197  So        Williston (Williston)
     Roy Stephens          C       6-3   185  So        Williston (Williston)
     David Stoutamire      OG      6-1   194  So        Tallahassee (Rickards)
     Steve Whitson         DB      6-0   195  Jr        Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
*  1 Frank Fontes          PK      5-6   155  Jr        Perth Amboy, NJ (Ferrum JC)
*  3 Duane Carrell         P-PK    5-10  171  Jr-R *    Washington, DC (Woodrow Wilson)
* 12 Frank Whigham         QB      6-0   184  Jr-R      Sanford (Seminole)
  14 Frank Deming          QB      6-1   158  So        Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
  14 Dan Forey             QB      6-5   205  Jr        Denver, CO (Mesa JC)
* 15 Tommy Warren          QB      5-11  169  Sr-R **   Coral Gables (Coral Gables)
  16 Randy Shively         QB      6-0   160  So        Saint Petersburg (Dixie Hollins)
* 18 Kent Gaydos           WR      6-6   209  Jr-R *    Dallas, TX (Winter Park)
* 19 Gary Huff             QB      6-1   185  So        Tampa (Leto)
* 20 David Snell           DB      5-8   175  So        Slocomb, AL (Slocomb)
* 22 Barry Smith           WR      6-0   184  So        Miami (Coral Park)
* 23 Don Pederson          WR      6-1   184  Sr   **   Groveland (Groveland)
* 24 John Lanahan          DB-FB   6-0   197  Jr-R *    Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 26 J.T. Thomas           DB      6-1   188  So        Macon, GA (Lanier)
* 27 Arthur Munroe         RB      6-1   186  Jr-R *    Quincy (Quincy)
* 28 Robert Ashmore        DB      6-0   189  Jr-R *    Tallahassee (Leon)
  29 Dano Fiore            WR      6-0   178  So        Chattahoochee (Chattahoochee)
* 29 Benny Rust            DB      6-0   193  Jr-R *    Miami (Palm Beach)
* 30 Tom Bailey            RB      6-2   215  Sr   **   Coral Gables (Coral Gables)
  30 Brent Norris          RB      5-11  185  So        Thomaston, GA (Lee)
* 31 Paul Magalski         FB      5-11  208  Jr   *    Garfield Heights, OH (Chanel)
  32 Ed Davis              DB      6-1   183  So        Lakeland (Lakeland)
  33 Steve Hardin          QB      6-0   205  So        Boynton Beach (Seacrest)
* 33 Clint Parker          LB      6-2   190  So        Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 35 Mike Gray             WR      6-3   200  Sr   **   Lake Mary (Seminole)
  36 Rick Oreair           RB      6-1   190  So        Jacksonville (Jackson)
  37 Oscar Roberts         FB      5-11  180  So        Ocilla, GA (Irwin County)
* 40 Eddie McMillan        DB      6-2   172  So        Tampa (Blake)
  41 Johnny Martin         P       5-11  181  So        Elba, AL (Elba)
* 42 Ron Ratliff           DB      6-0   183  So-R      West Palm Beach (Forest Hill)
* 43 John Montgomery       DB      6-1   193  Jr   *    Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
* 44 Buddy Gridley         DB      5-11  203  Jr   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 46 Brian Bengtson        PK      6-3   204  So-R      Green Bay, WI (Premontre)
  47 George Davis          WR      6-0   187  Jr   *    Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
  47 Chip Harris           RB-P    6-0   205  Jr        Live Oak
* 48 James Jarrett         FB      6-2   202  Jr-R *    Elizabethton, TN (Elizabethton)
* 49 Guy Glisson           LB      6-0   205  Jr   *    Tampa (Hillsborough)
* 50 Dan Whitehurst        LB      6-4   215  So-R      Adel, GA (Cook County)
  51 Robert Carden         C       6-3   238  So        Edgewater (New Smyrna Beach)
* 51 Bobby Howell          LB      6-0   215  So        Decatur, GA (East)
  52 Reece Rainey          LB      6-0   193  So-R      Greenville, AL (Greenville)
* 52 Craig Sowers          C       6-4   231  So-R      Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale)
* 53 Jay Stokes            OT      6-4   229  Jr-R *    Sanford (Seminole)
  54 Jim Dundala           LB      6-0   200  So        Morrisville, PA (Pennsbury)
* 55 Allen Dees            C       6-2   195  So-R      Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 56 Bill Lohse            LB      6-1   228  Sr   **   Saint Petersburg (Admiral Farragut)
  57 Steve Bratton         DE      6-1   210  So        Maitland (Oviedo)
* 58 Steve Gildea          LB      6-0   194  Sr   **   Daytona Beach (Father Lopez)
* 59 Larry Strickland      DT      6-1   220  So-R      Tallahassee (Rickards)
* 60 Barry Rice            LB      6-2   210  Sr-R **   Fernandina Beach (Fernandina Beach)
  61 John Essex            OT      6-2   236  So-R      Miami (Columbus)
* 62 Theron Bass           LB      5-11  200  Sr   **   Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 63 George Montgomery     OG      6-2   229  Jr-R *    Coral Gables (Coral Gables)
  64 Charlie Musser        OG      6-1   215  So        Graceville (Graceville)
* 65 J.W. McKinnie         OG      6-2   210  Jr   *    Macon, GA (Mark Smith)
* 66 Joe Strickler         OT      6-2   235  Jr-R *    Avon Park (Avon Park)
* 67 Mike Sammons          OG      6-1   210  Jr-R *    Atlanta, GA (Brown)
  68 Steve Beville         OG      6-2   215  Jr-R *    Fernandina Beach (Fernandina Beach)
  69 Bobby Anderson        DE      5-9   207  So        Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 69 Tom White             DT      6-0   225  Sr-R *    West Palm Beach (Palm Beach)
* 70 Bill Henson           DT      6-1   230  Jr        Hyattsville, MD (Northwestern)
  71 Wayne Spence          OT      6-3   247  So-R      Macon, GA (Willingham)
* 72 Shane Gibbs           OT      6-3   209  So        Bay Minette, AL (Baldwin County)
* 74 Robert McEachern      DT      6-2   234  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Florida)
* 75 Richard Amman         DT      6-6   234  Jr   *    Cocoa Beach (Cocoa Beach)
* 76 Bill Rimby            OT      6-4   224  Jr-R *    Saint Petersburg (Dixie Hollins)
* 77 Roger Minor           OT      6-3   242  So-R      Delray Beach (Seacrest)
  79 Howard Jacobi         DT      6-2   235  Jr        Vero Beach (Marion Institute)
* 80 Charlie Hunt          DE      6-4   202  So        Jacksonville (Wolfson)
* 81 Jim Tyson             TE      6-1   213  Sr-R **   Pahokee (Pahokee)
* 82 Rhett Dawson          WR      6-1   185  Jr-R *    Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
* 83 Ron Wallace           DE      6-2   187  Sr   **   Macon, GA (Willingham)
* 84 Gary Parris           TE      6-3   220  So        Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
* 85 Bill Shaw             DE      6-2   215  Jr   *    Marietta, GA (Wheeler)
* 86 Mike Glass            TE      6-3   203  So-R      Tampa (Leto)
  86 Randy Hall            DE      6-0   207  Sr-R **   Miami (South Dade)
* 87 Ted Zaffran           TE      6-3   190  Jr   *    Orlando (Bishop Moore)
* 88 Beryl Rice            DE      6-1   204  Sr-R **   Fernandina Beach (Fernandina Beach)
  89 Kent Corral           DT      5-11  200  So        Tampa (Jesuit)
Lettermen from the 1971 FSU Football Handbook, page 41.

1970 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
J.T. Thomas              Football News - 1st Team Sophomore All-American

All-Americans -  1

1970 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
Fred Biletnikoff         25      WR                 Oakland  Raiders
Bill Cappleman           17      QB                 Minnesota Vikings
Jeff Curchin             73      OT                 Chicago Bears
Chip Glass               83      TE                 Cleveland  Browns
Grant Guthrie             7      K                  Buffalo Bills
Ron Sellers              34      WR                 Boston Patriots
Walt Sumner              29      DB                 Cleveland  Browns
Steve Tensi              13      QB                 Denver Broncos
Del Williams             61      OG                 New Orleans Saints

Noles in the Pros -  9

1970 Schedule and Results

MIAMI W 27- 3
Tampa, Fl
L 21-53
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
FSU RECORD IS    7- 4     5-1     2-2     0-1
AGAINST TOP 25   0- 1     0-0     0-0     0-1

1970 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tom Bailey 10/30/1970 MIAMI 8 114 14.25 0

1970 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rhett Dawson 11/07/1970 CLEMSON 7 151 21.57 1 Rhett Dawson 11/14/1970 VIRGINIA TECH 8 131 16.38 1 Rhett Dawson 10/17/1970 MEMPHIS STATE 5 105 21.00 0 Gary Parris 10/10/1970 FLORIDA 4 103 25.75 0

1970 - 300 Yard Passing Club

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

1970 EOY Stats

From the 1971 FSU Football Handbook, page 60.
Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 254 195 Points Per Game............. 23.1 17.7 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 31 26 TDs Rushing................. 9 13 TDs Passing................. 17 11 TDs Fumble Return........... 0 0 TDs Punt Return............. 1 0 TDs Interception............ 2 1 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 2 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 1 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 23-31 21-26 Kick........................ 22-26 20-24 Pass........................ 1- 5 1- 2 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 14-28 5-13 SAFETY........................ 1 1 FIRST DOWNS................... 192 179 Rushing..................... 71 89 Passing..................... 112 76 Penalty..................... 9 14 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1379 1861 Yards gained rushing........ 1804 2257 Yards lost rushing.......... 425 396 Rushing Attempts............ 442 519 Average Per Rush............ 3.1 3.6 Average Per Game............ 125.4 169.2 PASSING YARDAGE............... 2838 1661 Att-Comp-Int................ 345-175-16 296-133-17 Efficiency.................. 126.81 92.85 Average Per Pass............ 8.2 5.6 Average Per Catch........... 16.2 12.5 Average Per Game............ 258.0 151.0 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 4217 3522 Total Plays................. 787 815 Average Per Play............ 5.4 4.3 Average Per Game............ 383.4 320.2 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 38- 791 48- 917 Average Per Return.......... 20.8 19.1 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 44-496 34-346 Average Per Return.......... 11.3 10.2 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 17-196 16-256 Average Per Return.......... 11.5 16.0 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 31-22 32-15 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 71- 749 52- 534 Average Per Game............ 68.1 48.5 PUNTS-YARDS................... 63-2556 90-3287 Average Per Punt............ 40.6 36.5 Net punt average............ 35.1 31.0 ATTENDANCE.................... 171,204 146,076 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 6-28,534 4-36,519 ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD...... 18,053 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 1-18,053
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Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
Tom Bailey              121  555   41   514   4.2   2  57 
Arthur Munroe            71  295   16   279   3.9   2  29 
James Jarrett            71  239   26   213   3.0   2  10 
Tommy Warren             69  337  173   164   2.4   1  31 
Paul Magalski            35  166   11   155   4.4   1  46 
Frank Whigham            18   95   28    67   3.7   0  20 
John Lanahan             14   44    9    35   2.5   0   7 
Don Pederson              3   23    5    18   6.0   0  14 
David Snell              13   22    5    17   1.3   1   4 
Rhett Dawson              1    5    0     5   5.0   0   5 
Barry Smith               2    4    0     4   2.0   0   4 
Jim Tyson                 1    0    0     0   0.0   0   0 
Kent Gaydos               1    0    6    -6  -6.0   0  -6 
Gary Huff                22   19  105   -86  -3.9   0   6 

Total.........      11  442 1804  425  1379   3.1   9  57   125.4
Opponents.....      11  519 2257  396  1861   3.6  13       169.2

PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
Tommy Warren            130.94 190- 97-10   .511 1613  11  65t
Gary Huff               148.29  81- 46- 1   .568  749   4  66t
Frank Whigham            97.88  68- 30- 5   .441  515   1  39 
Tom Bailey              370.00   2-  2- 0  1.000   25   1  16 
Kent Gaydos               0.00   1-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0 
Barry Smith                      0-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0 

Total.........      11  126.81 345-175-16   .507 2838  17  66t  258.0
Opponents.....      11   92.85 296-133-17   .449 1661  11       151.0

RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
Rhett Dawson            54   946  17.5   5  46 
Barry Smith             17   453  26.6   6  66t
Jim Tyson               20   333  16.7   1  39 
Kent Gaydos             18   292  16.2   2  45 
Gary Parris             12   187  15.6   0  30 
Mike Gray                7   151  21.6   1  42t
James Jarrett           17   147   8.6   1  22 
Don Pederson             8   136  17.0   1  39 
Tom Bailey              10    89   8.9   0  36 
Arthur Munroe            8    73   9.1   0  28 
Tommy Warren             1    16  16.0   0  16 
Ted Zaffran              1    11  11.0   0  11 
Paul Magalski            1     6   6.0   0   6 
John Lanahan             1    -3  -3.0   0  -3 

Total.........      11 175  2838  16.2  17  66t  258.0
Opponents.....      11 133  1661  12.5  11       151.0

PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
David Snell          40  363   9.1  1  71t
Steve Gildea          1   48  48.0  0  48 
Ron Wallace           1   43  43.0  0  43 
J.T. Thomas           1   22  22.0  0  22 
Bill Lohse            1   20  20.0  0  20 

Total.........       44  496  11.3  1  71t
Opponent......       34  346  10.2  0     

INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
J.T. Thomas           6   84  14.0  1  33 
Robert Ashmore        3   23   7.7  0  19 
Dan Whitehurst        2   21  10.5  0  21 
Steve Gildea          1   57  57.0  1  57t
Benny Rust            1    7   7.0  0   7 
Beryl Rice            1    4   4.0  0   4 
Eddie McMillan        1    0   0.0  0   0 
Bill Lohse            1    0   0.0  0   0 
Ron Ratliff           1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       17  196  11.5  2  57t
Opponent......       16  256  16.0  1     

KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
David Snell          15   334 22.3  1  96t
Eddie McMillan       11   274 24.9  1  93t
Arthur Munroe         5    94 18.8  0  31 
John Lanahan          3    42 14.0  0  16 
Don Pederson          1    39 39.0  0  39 
Barry Smith           1    11 11.0  0  11 
Mike Gray             2     7  3.5  0   5 

Total.........       38   791 20.8  2  96t
Opponent......       48   917 19.1  0     

FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
Robert McEachern      3    0   0.0  0   .    1
Richard Amman         2    0   0.0  0   .    1
Steve Gildea          2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bill Shaw             2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bill Lohse            1    0   0.0  0   .    2
Ron Wallace           1    0   0.0  0   .    2
Mike Gray             1    0   0.0  0   .    0
J.T. Thomas           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Guy Glisson           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Buddy Gridley         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
George Montgomery     1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Beryl Rice            0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       15        0.0  0        7
Opponent......       22        0.0  0     

                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
Frank Fontes          0  14-28   22-24   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    64
Barry Smith           6   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    36
Rhett Dawson          5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
James Jarrett         3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
David Snell           3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Kent Gaydos           2   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0    14
Tom Bailey            2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Arthur Munroe         2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Steve Gildea          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Mike Gray             1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Paul Magalski         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Eddie McMillan        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Don Pederson          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
J.T. Thomas           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Jim Tyson             1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Tommy Warren          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
 Team                 0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   1     2
Gary Huff             0   0-0     0-0    0-1   0   1-4   0   0     0
Brian Bengtson        0   0-0     0-1    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     0
Frank Whigham         0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-1   0   0     0
FSU                  31  14-28   22-25   0-1   1   1-5   0   1   254
Opponent             26   5-13   20-23   0-0   1   1-3   0   1   195
Barry Smith
Rhett Dawson
James Jarrett
David Snell
Kent Gaydos
Tom Bailey
Arthur Munroe
Steve Gildea
Mike Gray
Paul Magalski
Eddie McMillan
Don Pederson
J.T. Thomas
Jim Tyson
Tommy Warren
Gary Huff
Frank Whigham
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
Tommy Warren            259   164 1613  1777
Gary Huff               103   -86  749   663
Frank Whigham            86    67  515   582
Tom Bailey              123   514   25   539
Arthur Munroe            71   279    0   279
James Jarrett            71   213    0   213
Paul Magalski            35   155    0   155
John Lanahan             14    35    0    35
Don Pederson              3    18    0    18
David Snell              13    17    0    17
Rhett Dawson              1     5    0     5
Barry Smith               2     4    0     4
Kent Gaydos               2    -6    0    -6

Total.........      11  787  1379 2838  4217 383.4
Opponent......      11  815  1861 1661  3522 320.2

FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
Frank Fontes         14-28  .500  0- 0  5- 6  7-12  2- 4  0- 6 47
FG SEQUENCE Frank Fontes
(47), 48
32, (39), (22), 46, (47), 53, (37), 30
52, 53
37, (35), (28), 54, 32
(32), (32), (23)
(39), 62, (32)
(25), 39, (25)
() For made field goals

PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
Duane Carrell       63 2556  40.6  68                 

Total.........      63 2556  40.6  68                 
Opponent......      90 3287  36.5                     

ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
Rhett Dawson              5   946    0    0    0    0  951
David Snell              17     0  363  334    0    0  714
Tom Bailey              514    89    0    0    0    0  603
Barry Smith               4   453    0   11    0    0  468
Arthur Munroe           279    73    0   94    0    0  446
James Jarrett           213   147    0    0    0    0  360
Jim Tyson                 0   333    0    0    0    0  333
Kent Gaydos              -6   292    0    0    0    0  286
Eddie McMillan            0     0    0  274    0    0  274
Don Pederson             18   136    0   39    0    0  193
Gary Parris               0   187    0    0    0    0  187
Tommy Warren            164    16    0    0    0    0  180
Paul Magalski           155     6    0    0    0    0  161
Mike Gray                 0   151    0    7    0    0  158
J.T. Thomas               0     0   22    0   84    0  106
Steve Gildea              0     0   48    0   57    0  105
John Lanahan             35    -3    0   42    0    0   74
Frank Whigham            67     0    0    0    0    0   67
Ron Wallace               0     0   43    0    0    0   43
Robert Ashmore            0     0    0    0   23    0   23
Dan Whitehurst            0     0    0    0   21    0   21
Bill Lohse                0     0   20    0    0    0   20
Ted Zaffran               0    11    0    0    0    0   11
Benny Rust                0     0    0    0    7    0    7
Beryl Rice                0     0    0    0    4    0    4
Gary Huff               -86     0    0    0    0    0  -86

Total.........      11 1379  2838  496  791  196    0 5700 518.2
Opponent......      11 1861  1661  346  917  256    0 5041 458.3

                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
Bill Lohse               81   54   135      .            .          1-  0   .    .   1-  0   2   2   .
Robert McEachern         64   68   132      .            .           .      .    .   3-  0   1   .   .
Dan Whitehurst           50   46    96      .            .          2- 21   .    .    .      .   2   .
Bill Shaw                53   35    88      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
J.T. Thomas              58   25    83      .            .          6- 84   .    .   1-  0   .   3   .
Richard Amman            37   40    77      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   1   .   .
Ron Wallace              38   18    56      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   2   1   .
Steve Gildea             37   18    55      .            .          1- 57   .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Robert Ashmore           21   20    41      .            .          3- 23   .    .    .      .   .   .
Eddie McMillan           22   12    34      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Clint Parker             20   13    33      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Beryl Rice               14   17    31      .            .          1-  4   .    .    .      1   1   .
Theron Bass              24    3    27      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Barry Rice               16    8    24      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Benny Rust               11   11    22      .            .          1-  7   .    .    .      .   .   .
Ron Ratliff               9    9    18      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Larry Strickland         10    8    18      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Buddy Gridley            10    7    17      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
John Montgomery          11    5    16      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tom White                12    3    15      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   1   .
Bobby Howell              8    5    13      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Guy Glisson               5    6    11      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
David Snell               7    2     9      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Henson               4    1     5      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Charlie Hunt              2    2     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Gray                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
 Team                     .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   1
George Montgomery         .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .


09/12/1970, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 9/13/1970, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL, September 12, 1970 - Seventeen seconds to go and almost all among the 27,389 in Campbell Stadium stood braced for crushing defeat.

Moments before, Louisville went for a field goal that, had it been true, would have won the football game 10-9. James Thomas blocked it.

But offsides was called against the Seminoles, and Louisville had another, closer chance. Victory was just a 28-yard kick away, and everybody makes 28-yard field goals.

The Seminoles couldn't block another try, could they? Nobody blocks field goals twice in a row.

James Thomas and Dan Whitehurst are not nobodies.

They appeared to arrive simutaneously, and blocked the blooming ball again!

And Florida State - a big, big favorite to win as it pleased - pulled out a 9-7 victory in the hardest kind of way.

For Thomas, sophomore cornerback, out of Macon, Ga, it was a spectacular start as the first black to play varsity football for the Seminoles. For Whitehurst, rangy 6-4 sophomore linebacker from Adel, Ga, it was also a notable beginning on a highly promising career.

As a Louisville man said, Thomas broke the color line and the Cardinals line at the same time.

Earlier the swift (9.8 hundred) Thomas had blocked a field goal that paved Florida State's own first three points, wrought by a 47-yarder off the toe of barefooted Frank Fontes in the second quarter.

So, counting the one that didn't count, Thomas actually was in on the blocking of three field goals. He confirmed that he was offsides on the play, but had he not got there then - officially or however - that one, too, could have brought defeat.

Fontes later missed a 51-yarder and 48-yarder, as well as an extra point that loomed mighty large near the end.

And so all the Seminoles are going down to the First Baptist Church this morning to eat steak and eggs, having been invited earlier. Then they are going to sit in the pews and listen quietly while saying some prayers.

The Seminoles, it would appear, mightily need some prayers. Church is the place for them, as well as all their fans.

Florida State's offense had the most miserable game in memory. Florida State's offense is in trouble, and particularly the non-heros up front. Louisville kept Florida State off balance all night with a four-man rush, and in a way it was the Florida game all over again.

The defense, though it had its troubles against most-thououghly-drilled Louisville, saved this one.

Louisville netted 283 yards on offense, Florida State 212, of which only 76 came by a method that, contrary to rumor, the Seminoles did not invent - the forward pass. Louisville ran 62 plays, the Seminoles just 56.

Florida State neither ran nor passed with any consistency. Three times they lost the ball on fumbles, and they were keenly costly.

The Seminoles' touchdown, that brought a 9-0 lead in the third quarter, was on sophomore David Snell's magnificient 71-yard punt runback. Snell, a 5-8, 169-pounder out of Slocomb, Al, would have got another on a punt return - but he tripped over one of his fallen teammates.

Florida State seemed all prepared to take a 16-0 lead and put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter. But Arthur Munroe, with first down on the one, fumbled the ball into the end zone for a touchback. Munroe had been a key in getting the Seminoles down close.

That really set off an explosion in Louisville's innards; already the Cardinals were on fire. In two lightning plays, the Cardinals moved from their 20 to Florida State's eight.

Bill Gatti, a tough, tough running back, scored from the four.

Loisville's big bid at the end was paved by a 15-yard punt return to the Florida State 45.

The Seminoles got a considerable defensive contribution from tackle Robert McEachern, the All-American hopeful - and he looked the part Saturday night.

On a brutally humid evening, with the temperature in the mid-80s, Louisville players appeared to hold up at least as well as Florida State's.

Tommy Warren, making his debut at quarterback, completed eight of his 14 passes, but too often had to run for his life. He netted 50 yards out of 13 runs charged to him. Rhett Dawson was the top receiver with three catches for 55 yards.

In 14 carries, Tom Bailey picked up 59 yards, and reached the No. 3 rung on Florida State's all-time rushing ladder, replacing Lee Corso, the former Seminole who head-coached Louisville for this one so well.

Seven times the Seminoles called on Duane Carrell, to punt, and he had a whopping 47-yards-per average, his longest a 69-yarder.

Gatti racked 109 yards in 21 totes for Louisville, which got 169 on the ground all told. The Cardinals mixed it up well, but realized much out of their power "I" formation. Corso alternated Gary Inman and John Madeya at quarterback. The former hit on four of nine passes, the latter five of nine.

And now the Seminoles go back to the drawing boards for next Saturday afternoon's regional-television date at Georgia Tech.

Florida State's offense, suddenly harmless as a kitten, had one of the most frustrating nights of its life here Saturday as a well prepared Loisville team finally fell 9-7.

Only a superior defensive effort saved the Seminoles from a horrendous upset.

Florida State's first pass of the season was intercepted...so was Louisville's.

It started, after the Seminoles won the toss, with John Lanahan taking a short kickoff at the 21, and maneuvering to the 31.

First call was an end run by Tom Bailey, but Louisville had the area covered, and the running back cut back inside for a couple of yards. Next play, a trap, and Bailey sprang for 19 to the Louisville 48.

Warren moved to pass but the primary receiver, Barry Smith, slipped and fell, forcing the quarterback to run. No gain. Warren dropped back again, threw deep and hard over the midde. The pass was deflected by a Cardinal, and cornerback Dave Norris intercepted it, got loose for 34 yards to FSU's 35.

Bill Gatti ran for two before Gary Inman threw. Barry Rust picked it off at the 12, got to the 19.

But Bailey's three runs netted just two yards.

Duane Carrell boomed a personal-record punt, 69 yards to Louisville's 10, followed by a return to the 18. Suddenly, Gatti was away on a trap run, 26 yards to the 44. There the Florida State defense tightened, forced a punt, a whopper by Cookie Brinkman into the end zone.

Again the Seminoles couldn't find the key with running. Carrell punted for 43 to the 28.

Inman's 15-yard pass to Brinkman got a first down at the 42. On third and 11, Gatti, on the draw, ripped for 30 to FSU's 29. But Richard Amman and Ronnie Wallace hemmed up Inman for a loss of eight. Finally, from the 35, Louisville punted...into the end zone.

With 1:38 left in the quarter, Florida State completed its first pass, an 8-yarder, Warren to Pederson, at the 35. But once more the Seminoles couldn't run, and Carrell punted 41 yards to the Louisville 22, with a 6-yard return as the quarter ended.

Two runs gained the 39. Then Inman hit Alan Bottom with a 23-yard toss to the FSU 38. Gatti's running led on to a first down at the 20.

But three straight cracks by Gatti got just two yards. Roger Grunisen came in for a 35-yard try at a field goal.

In rushed James Thomas, the sophomore cornerback to block the effort...Florida State's ball at the 29.

Warren dropped back, found no one open, tore out of the pocket and weaved his way for 26 yards to the Louisville 45. Soon Warren passed to Jim Tyson at the 35. But a draw play, with Paul Magalski carrying, was intercepted by the Louisville defense for a 5-yard loss.

Eventually, Frank Fontes entered for a 51-yard kick in quest of three points. Short...but Louisville was offsides on the play, and Fontes had another shot, five yards closer. It was the first penalty of the evening.

He put his 47 yarder right through and the Seminoles were at last in front 3-0.

Gatti continued to run strong, soon picked up 14 to his 34 before a punt was forced.

From the 22, Warren found Rhett Dawson with a pass at the 50. Scrambling madly on a pass try, Warren finally slipped and lost five, and it was kicking time again, with Carrell's boot reaching the end zone.

Louisville couldn't move, had to kick again.

David Snell took it in, dug off on a 22-yard return, would have scored - no question about it - but he tripped over tackle Bill Henson who was on the ground.

Florida State still couldn't make it on offense, after Snell's return provided a crack from the Louisville 41. A pass to James Jarrett lost 10. Another pass missed. Warren got trapped, lost a yard.

Carrell punted to the four with 30 seconds left in the half. Inman sneaked for three yards as the horn sounded.

Halftime statistics didn't lie...Louisville led in first downs 7-to-5, in rushing 112-to-67, in passing yardage, too, 43-to-41. Gattie alone had run 14 times for 97 yards.

Greg Campbell wheeled FSU's second-half kickoff 24 yards to his 29. On third down tackle Robert McEachern got to Inman for a 2-yard loss, bringing on a punt.

Snell tucked it in at the 29, skipped by a couple of defenders, lit out for the sideline, cut back toward the middle - and was gone. A 71-yard touchdown runback.

Fontes missed that little old extra-point and it was 9-0.

Campbell again ran back a kick to the 29, from the goal this time. John Madeya soon passed 22 yards to Brinkman at the FSU 49. But nothing else. Scott Marcus put the Tribe in the hole with a punt that got stopped at the two.

Bailey got five, but Magalski was inches short after two carries. Carrell punted, 44 yards to the Louisville 44.

Racked by Wallace, Madeya fumbled and McEachern picked the ball off the ground, struck out for the goal - but the whistle brought him back. Florida State's ball at the Louisville 36.

A bomb, with Rhett Dawson down, misfired. Bailey gained five, but Warren lost two. Fontes came in for a 48-yard try for three, no good.

After Johnnie Godbolt lost three, Louisville got to the 28 on a pass interference call. But McEachern slammed Godbolt on a screen pass for a 9-yard loss. Louisville punted and FSU had a start from its 47.

James Jarrett fumbled. Horace Jones recovered for Louisville at the 45.

Operating from the short-punt formation now, the Cardinals reached the 34 on a pass to Tony Burdock. A screen pass soon lost seven. Unable to gain, Louisville called on Marcus for a punt into the end zone.

Two Warren passes to Dawson lifted FSU from its 20 to 47. Bailey, in three runs, slammed to the Louisville 34 just before the quarter ended.

An offsides set FSU back five. Warren ran for eight, Arthur Munroe for nine, Don Pederson caught a pass at the 13, and Munroe made it a first down at the 11.

Munroe carried three more times, to the two, inches short of a first down. Jarrett got the needed yard by inches.

But Munroe fumbled into the end zone, and Louisville recovered for a touchback that put it in business at the 20.

Quickly things turned.

Inman uncorked a long pass that Larry Hart caught at the Florida State 45, a 35-yard gainer. Next play, on a tackle slant off the Power "I", Tom Jesukatis rambled 37 yards to the eight. Inman caught the defense looking elsewhere on a quarterback sneak, gained the four. Gatti sprinted off the left side for the touchdown with 7:58 to go. Grunisen's point kick made it 9-7.

The Seminoles got the ball at their 39 after a short, flat kickoff. But Bailey - on what looked like a late whistle - fumbled at the 41 on a run up the middle, and a Cardinal got it.

Two runs got just a yard. A pass missed. Marcus punted to the 13 with 6:11 to go.

The Seminoles got no further than the 20 on three runs. Carrell punted 40 yards, and Ralph Calvin returned it 15 to the Florida State 45.

The rest was almost unbelievable. An Inman pass to Paul Mattingly got a first down at the 30. Gatti's running led to another first down at the 20. Slammed hard on the next play for a yard loss, Gatti was injured and left the field.

Jesukatis gained the 17 with 24 seconds left as Louisville called a final timeout before the field goal.

The snap was bobbled a bit, and there was Thomas like lightning, blocking the boot, as the Seminoles did a war dance on the field.

But lo, a flag was down and Florida State judged offsides on the play. The ball was set up at the 12 for another 3-point try by Gruneisen. Seventeen seconds showed on the clock.

As the crowd of 27,000-plus held its breath, Dan Whitehurst slashed through from his linebacking slot - and blocked the ball. Ronnie Wallace picked up the free ball and raced all the way to the Louisville 23 before a tackler got him.

Two seconds to go. Warren cautiously kept the ball as time ran out on this strange game.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

2nd   0- 0  Opp, 35, field goal blocked by J.T. Thomas
      3- 0  Frank Fontes, 47, field goal, 7:53 
3rd   9- 0  David Snell, 71, punt return/blocked punt (Frank Fontes, kick failed), 12:42
      9- 0  Frank Fontes, 48, field goal failed
4th   9- 7  Opp, 4, run (kick), 7:58 
      9- 7  Opp, 29, field goal blocked by Dan Whitehurst, 0:17 

FSU OPP First downs 11 14 Rushes-yards 42-136 44-169 Passing 76 114 Att-Comp-Int 14-8-1 18-9-1 Total Yards 56-212 62-283 Punt Returns 3-136 3-28 Kickoff Returns 2-15 3-68 Interception Ret. 1-7 1-34 Fumble Returns 1-0 3-0 Punts 7-47.0 9-38.0 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 1-1 Penalties-Yds 3-21 1-5 Attendance 27,389 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tom Bailey 14- 59 Tommy Warren 13- 50 Arthur Munroe 5- 19 Paul Magalski 6- 8 James Jarrett 4- 0 Receiving Rhett Dawson 3- 55 Don Pederson 1- 17 Jim Tyson 1- 11 Tom Bailey 1- 3 James Jarrett 1- -10 Passing Tommy Warren 14- 8-1- 76 Punt Return David Snell 2- 93 Ron Wallace 1- 43 Kickoff Return John Lanahan 1- 10 Mike Gray 1- 5 Punting Duane Carrell 7- 329 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Benny Rust . . . . . 1- 7 . . . . . . J.T. Thomas . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Ron Wallace . . . . . . . . . 1 . . Robert McEachern . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Dan Whitehurst . . . . . . . . . . 1 .


09/19/1970, ATLANTA, GA

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 9/20/1970, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

ATLANTA, GA, September 19, 1970 - Little old Mike Wysong ran eight kicks back for 172 yards and, when all was said and said again, that was much the difference in two football teams here Saturday afternoon as Georgia Tech tripped Florida State 23-13.

A 149-pound defensive safety from Atlanta, he provided the Yellow Jackets with superb field position all afternoon, and a game Seminole defense got overburdened.

Wysong got 120 yards out of six punt returns, 52 more from a pair of kick runbacks.

The Seminoles simply made too many mistakes to win.

Penalties stacked up to 88 yards. The Seminoles lost three fumbles, two passes to interceptions. Then, of course, there was the kick coverage, an exclusive offensive responsibility on punts.

"We looked like," said a disappointed Coach Bill Peterson, "a country team trying to play in town."

There was nothing "country" about the defense, however. Tackle Robert McEachern was among several who gave a superb defensive effort.

The Seminoles apparently found themselves a new quarterback.

With heat that climbed at one point to 98 degrees, Grant Field was one big steam bath for the 50,324 in the stands as well as the players on the field. To combat the humid, exhausting situation Florida State coaches decided to alternate two full teams on offense.

When Frank Whigham came in with his team, he did well enough to earn a full shot, so he remained in when the other offensive squad returned. Whigham was in on both of Florida State's touchdown drives, passed five yards to Jim Tyson for the first Seminole score.

Tommy Warren, who started, never got back in at quarterback.

Whigham completed 10 of 25 passes for 201 yards, ran six times for 42 more.

Tech scored first, on the opening play of the second quarter, Bruce Southall's run capping a short movement after Wysong set it up with a 55-yard punt return to the Florida State five.

The Seminoles tied it 7-7 with 11 seconds left in that second quarter. Buddy Gridley claimed a Southall fumble at the Tech 27 with 52 seconds showing. A Whigham pass and run led to the five, from where he hit Jim Tyson in the end zone for the TD.

A fumble recovery got Tech an early shot in the third quarter from the Florida State 28. Southall again scored from the one. That put Tech ahead to stay 14-7.

Eddie McAshan, the sophomore and maybe Georgia Tech's best quarterback ever, kept the Seminoles jumping on defense with his strong passing and quick pitchouts. McAshan hit on 13 of 25 passes for 159 yards.

Next time Tech got the ball in the third quarter, McAshan directed a brilliant 81-yard drive in 13 plays. A 22-yard touchdown pass to Larry Studdard was a weird one. The ball was intended for fullback Steve Harkey, who deflected it - right into Studdard's hands.

Behind 21-7 now the Seminoles fought back, scoring early in the last quarter as Whigham guided a lightning 80-yard movement in five plays. Tom Bailey scored on a 9-yard run.

The Seminoles went with a pass try for two points, and Tech's Stan Beavers - a significant defender in the late going - broke it up.

Soon after Gridley came ridiculously close to blocking a Tech punt at midfield. As he dived, the ball actually sailed under him.

From there in Tech kept the Seminoles pretty well backed up with the punting game.

A Beavers interception at midfield cancelled one bid. Next series, after the Seminoles were backed to their six following a punt and a penalty, a busted play resulted in Art Munroe getting tackled in the end zone for a safety that made it 23-13.

Still the Seminoles fought back. Racked hard on a run, Whigham fumbled and Wysong got the ball at its 32. A bit later Tyson fumbled after taking a pass at the Tech 35, and Beavers got it for the Yellow Jackets.

The Seminoles discouraged Tech early when Ron Wallace raced in to block a field-goal try after the Yellow Jackets had probed to the 10. Later Tech missed on a 37-yard field goal after a touchdown pass, McAshan to Chip Pallman for 12 yards, was rubbed out by a penalty.

The Seminoles' Frank Fontes missed a 22-yard field goal in the second quarter.

Florida State outgained Tech in this one, 331 yards to 312, but that's running and passing - not counting the huge return yardage of Wysong.

All told, FSU got 202 yards passing.

Bailey was just ahead of Whigham in FSU rushing yardage, getting 47 in 14 cracks, while Tyson's five grabs for 86 yards led receivers.

Swift Brent Cummingham sparked Tech running with 52 yards in 13 tries, while Steve Norris' five receptions for 57 led the catchers.

Getting good yardage out of the kicking game, with fine coverage most of the way, Tech kept Florida State in poor field position almost all of the first half.

The Yellow Jackets controlled the football, too, by a whopping margin of 81 plays to 56 for the Seminoles.

Penalties and an assortment of other miscues kept Florida State in difficulty much of the hot afternoon as Georgia Tech pulled out a 23-13 victory here Saturday.

The Seminoles found Eddie McAshan, the talented sophomore quarterback from Gainesville, about as tough to handle as Tech people think he is.

Tech ran with little consistency on the Seminoles but McAshan's passing proved a bit too much.

The Seminoles went with Tommy Warren at quarterback only briefly. Frank Whigham came in, guided the Seminoles to a 7-7 halftime tie. But Tech got two quick touchdowns in the last quarter for a 21-7 lead that the Seminoles couldn't overcome.

It was a brutally hot, humid afternoon, with little or no breeze, for the early going. In the warmups Florida State took the unusual step of foregoing shoulder pads and regular jersies for tee-shirts. Overhead, it was alternately overcast and sunny.

Perhaps as many as five or six thousand Florida State rooters were on hand. The Seminoles sold about 2,000 tickets back in Tallahassee. Moreover, Florida State has about 7,000 alumni in the Atlanta area.

The Seminoles were minus two injured players, linebacker Barry Rice and defensive end Bill Shaw. Neither made the trip.

Florida State won the coin toss, chose to receive. The temperture then was 92 degrees.

Art Munroe hauled the opening boot back 14 yards to the 31. Florida State lined up in a trick "I" Formation with a tight end in the backfield.

Fake run and pass. The defense penetrated, and Tommy Warren had no chance, threw the ball away. Runs by James Jarrett and Tom Bailey got the Tribe to the 40. Duane Carrell toed a 48-yard punt, and Mike Wysong returned it 28 to the 40.

Kevin McNamara busted loose on a run to the Florida State 49, carried again on the next play and knocked off 22 to the 27 before David Snell got him. Third down, needing seven, and Eddie McAshan passed to Steve Norris at the 10.

But McNamara, on a run, got introduced to Robert McEachern and lost a few inches. Bruce Southall got some hard yardage to the seven. McAshan's wobbly pass was on target, but Steve Harkey couldn't hold on to that knuckle ball at about the three; probably a touchdown if he had.

Jack Moore tried for a 23-yard field goal and Ron Wallace raced in, blocked it.

That gave Florida State the ball at the 10. Bailey pushed to the 25 on two runs. But Paul Magalski got caught, and a pass went incomplete when it looked a bit as though Tech's Bubba Hoats had made an interception at the 50 while flat on his back. Munroe got just three yards.

Carrell punted a 46-yarder, and Tech started anew at its 35. McAshan's pass to Norris gained the 47. Another throw to Norris brought a first down at the Florida State 40. But two plays got just a yard, and Steve Gildea, on an all-out blitz, nailed McAshan for a loss of eight back to the 47. Tech punted to the 16.

Still the Seminoles couldn't gain decent field position. Soon Carrell had to punt again. This time it hurt.

Wyson tucked in Carrell's 45-yarder and sailed down the sidelines 55 yards to the five, where Carrell tackled him.

On third down, first play of the second quarter, Southall scored from the one. Moore added the point for 7-0.

Then started an unusual series of penalties.

Munroe took the kickoff at the nine, rambled, behind much blocking, to the Tech 37, but a flag had fallen back on the 24. On a clipping call, the Seminoles were set back to their 12.

In came Frank Whigham at quarterback. He passed to Magalski at the 20 but illegal-procedure cancelled it. Two plays later another pass, to Kent Gaydos at the 23, was rubbed out by an illegal-procedure call. On third down Munroe ran on the draw for 10 to the eight before stumbling. Carrell punted to the Tech 42, and Wysong returned it to the Seminoles' 49.

Another handkerchief dropped, and FSU penalized to the 33 on a personal-foul ruling. On a scrambling throw, McAshan found Harkey who raced to a first down on the 12.

Then McAshan threw to Chip Pallman, whipping toward the middle and the goal line, and the reaching catch was a dandy for an apparent six points. But offensive pass interference was called on Tech. That put the Yellow Jackets on the 28. A long throw went astray in the end zone and a short one reached the 20, from where Moore came in to attempt a field goal from 37-yards range. No good.

The Tribe couldn't move from the 20. Carrell punted a 41-yarder and Wyson returned it 28 to the FSU 41, but clipping erased the runback. Tech went back to its 25.

A pass-interference penalty against David Snell got Tech to the 35. McAshan danced to the 47 on a wide run after McEachern made a most emphatic stop on McNamara. McAshan threw, and Bill Lohse leaped for an interception at the Florida State 42.

An offsides call plus Whigham's run got the Tribe to Tech's 43, where three straight passes missed. Carrell punted to the 13.

Tech couldn't cut out a first down, and Snell took a punt on the run, got seven yards out of it, to the Seminoles' 42.

On third down, Whigham threw high to Jim Tyson who made a first-down grab at the Tech 44. An offsides, plus a Bailey run for nine brought a first down at the 30.

Donnie Pederson, on a reverse, scooted to the 16 and a personal-foul assessment moved the Seminoles to the eight. Bailey hit the middle for two, got caught on a pitchout. A pass missed. Frank Fontes attempted a 22-yard field goal. It was wide.

But soon the Seminoles got the ball back, as Southall fumbled on the third play after the missed kick. Buddy Gridley recovered for the Seminoles at the Tech 27.

The clock showed 52 seconds to go.

A pass missed. Barry Smith, on a reverse, raced to the 15, but holding was ruled on the Seminoles and they were pushed back to the 42.

Whigham threw to Tyson at the 22 with 27 seconds remaining. After a timeout, Whigham kept, ran up the middle to the five. Seventeen seconds to go, and another timeout.

Then Whigham threw to Tyson, on his knees in the end zone. Touchdown.

Fontes kicked the point and it was 7-7 as the clock showed 11 seconds.

After an end-zone kickoff by Fontes, Tech elected to kill the clock.

Tech got little beyond the third-quarter kickoff, but a nifty punt put the Seminoles at their 25.

A faulty handoff to Bailey on second down brought a fumble. Dave Beavin claimed the ball for Tech at the 28.

In six plays the Yellow Jackets scored.

Harkey caught a pass at the 18. Soon, Cunningham, on a pitchout, got 10 to the six. Southall managed to reach the four, then took a pitchout and was stopped a foot or so short of the goal. Another pitchout, and Southall scored. Moore's kick was good, making it 14-7.

A reverse on the kickoff return, Munroe dealing to Pederson, who scrambled to the 36.

Third down, and Whigham threw long to a racing Pederson. But Hoates was there, too, and intercepted at the Tech 19.

Runs lifted Tech to the 30. Cunningham pulled in a pass at the Tech 49, and Harkey got one at the Florida State 36.

Before long Norris caught a 13-yarder at the 24. Cunningham lost three on a pitchout.

On a play that might have been the game-breaker, McAshan had two Seminoles on him, apparently was going down for a huge loss. But he got the pass off. Norris caught it at the 21 as the crowd roared over McAshan's feat in getting the ball away.

Next play, third down, and McAshan retreated far, threw long. Harkey deflected it - right into the hands of teammate Larry Studdard.

Studdard, taking the ball at the eight, out-wrestled a defender, and scored. Moore's kick made it 21-7.

Unable to move, and knocked back to its 20 by penalty (personal foul), Florida State punted, and Tech got the ball at its 48, just before the third quarter ended.

Tech, on runs, got to the 30. A pass to Studdard at the 15 was rubbed out by a clipping call, and put Tech back on the Florida State 49. A punt went into the end zone and Florida State tried from the 20.

In five plays the Seminoles scored.

Whigham uncorked a bomb to Rhett Dawson, who out-did a defender and made a falling catch...a 39-yarder to the Tech 41. Next play Smith pulled in a long one, 31 yards to the 10. Bailey got three, but Whigham lost two.

On a beaut of a play, Florida State lined up in that trick formation, in the "I," then sent the tight end to the right, back in his hole. Simultaneously, the other backs moved to the right. Whigham handed off to Bailey, who dug off on a quick slant to the left side and scored.

The Seminoles went for two. Whigham's on-target toss to Tyson was broken up by Stan Beavers. Good defensive play. That left it 21-13 with more than 10 minutes remaining.

The slippery Wysong got 31 on the kick runback, to the 39. Tim Macey caught a first-down pass at the FSU 45.

James Thomas came up with what looked like an interception, had the ball briefly before fumbling and falling on it. It was ruled simply an incomplete pass down around the 20.

Then FSU got the ball at the 20 after an end-zone punt.

After Bailey ran to the 30, Beavers' interception at the FSU 47 regained the ball for Tech.

FSU defenders stayed tough. Tech punted to the 14.

A Munroe-to-Whigham pass reached the 20, but the Seminoles were knocked back to the six for clipping.

On a busted play Munroe was unable to get out of the end zone. Joe Hardwick and Tim Broome tackled him for a safety, making it 23-13.

Carrell's free kick was short. A 14-yard return gave Tech good position at FSU's 38.

After Tech probed to the 22, the defense again held. On third down, McAshan retreated, fell, got back up, retreated some more, and McEachern nailed him for a hefty loss back at the 45.

Another end-zone punt, and another FSU start from the 20. Whigham passed to Dawson for 29 at the 49.

Whigham ran for 13 but fumbled and Wysong got it for Tech at the 38.

One more end-zone punt by Tech. One more start from the 20. Whigham passed to Tyson for 27, then to Tyson again for 18 at the Tech 35, but the tight end fumbled, and Beavers jumped on the ball at the 35. Tech ran one time and the gun sounded.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

1st   0- 0  Opp, 23, field goal blocked by Ron Wallace, 9:28 
2nd   0- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 14:55
      0- 7  Opp, 37, field goal failed, 10:59
      0- 7  Frank Fontes, 22, field goal failed, 1:41 
      7- 7  Jim Tyson, 5, pass from Frank Whigham (Frank Fontes, kick), 0:11 
3rd   7-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 9:48 
      7-21  Opp, 22, pass (kick), 1:53 
4th  13-21  Tom Bailey, 9, run (Frank Whigham, pass failed), 11:01
     13-23  Opp, safety, 5:27 

FSU OPP First downs 12 19 Rushes-yards 28-129 56-153 Passing 200 159 Att-Comp-Int 29-12-2 25-13-1 Total Yards 57-329 81-312 Punt Returns 2-4 7-134 Kickoff Returns 4-79 2-52 Interception Ret. 1-0 2-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 3-0 Punts 7-41.6 8-39.9 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 1-1 Penalties-Yds 9-88 5-58 Attendance 50,324 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Frank Whigham 6- 62 Tom Bailey 14- 47 Don Pederson 2- 9 Arthur Munroe 4- 7 James Jarrett 1- 3 Paul Magalski 1- 1 Receiving Jim Tyson 5- 86 Rhett Dawson 2- 68 Barry Smith 1- 31 Tom Bailey 1- 10 Paul Magalski 1- 6 James Jarrett 1- 1 Frank Whigham 1- -2 Passing Frank Whigham 25-10-2-201 Tommy Warren 3- 1-0- 1 Arthur Munroe 1- 1-0- -2 Punt Return David Snell 2- 4 Kickoff Return Arthur Munroe 4- 63 Don Pederson 0- 16 Punting Duane Carrell 7- 291 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bill Lohse . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Ron Wallace . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Buddy Gridley . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .


09/26/1970, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 9/27/1970, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL, September 26, 1970 - Wake Forest's pronounced tendency to err popped out like a sudden siege of measles in the last half Saturday night and enabled Florida State to escape excruiating embarrassment before 27,196 homefolks in Campbell Stadium.

With Frank Fontes kicking a school-record four field goals, the heavily favored Seminoles won 19-14.

Four last-half recoveries by Florida State of fumbles by the North Carolina team were decisive.

At halftime the Seminoles were incredibly behind 14-6.

The Florida State offense rolled up 399 yards but sputtered consistently down close.

The times Fontes lined up in field-goal formation. He put through 3-pointers of 39, 22, 47, and 37 yards, missed on ones of 32, 46, 53 and 30 yards. A muffed snap prevented him getting off a kick once, and once the Seminoles were faking as they threw an unsuccessful pass.

Wake Forest carried pride high on its shoulder pads after losing 36-12 and 43-7 games to Nebraska and South Carolina the past two weeks. The Deacons were rugged defensively down close, had the personnel to combat passes well, and quarterback Larry Russell executed some triple-option plays with keen finesse.

In short, on this warm-and-clear evening, Wake Forest played the game quite well - almost well enough to win.

To their credit, the Seminoles quickly erased that deficit in the third quarter, scoring the first two times they got the ball to move in front to stay, 16-14.

They marched from the second-half kickoff, 73 yards to a 47-yard field goal by Fontes.

A couple of minutes later David Snell returned a punt 22 yards to put the Tribe in business at the Wake 49. Four plays later, Tom Bailey cuddled a short Frank Whigham pass, picked his was across the field, cut down the sidelines and got knocked out of bounds on the one after a 37-yard gain. Next play Arthur Monroe pounded over for the TD.

Fontes' field goal provided insurance against Wake's winning with a 3-pointer. It came from 37-yards range with 7:27 remaining.

Actually, Wake never got inside the Florida State 30 in that final half. Still, it was anybody's game up until the last 21 seconds when Florida State took over on downs after Russell couldn't move the Demons beyond the Seminole 35.

In that final portion, Bill Shaw - a considerable defensive end on this night - recovered a Wake Forest fumble at the FSU 36. Ron Wallace got one at the FSU 34, Guy Glisson one at the Wake 34, and Mike Gray one at the Wake 18. Fontes' insurance field goal followed that third fumble recovery.

The Seminoles went ahead late in the first quarter on a Fontes' 39-yarder. Wake Forest came right back, scored in the early moments of the second quarter for a 7-3 lead as Larry Hopkins took a pitchout and raced 25 yards across the goal on a nifty triple-option fake.

A Fontes 22-yarder cut it to 7-6, but the Deacons again rebounded, marching 90 yards. Gary Johnson knocked off 49 on one run. Two plays later Russell scored from the 10.

Munroe led a Florida State running game, managing on 16 carries 73 of 190 yards the Seminoles got on the ground. Bailey got 49 yards on 19 tries, Paul Magalski 47 on three.

As Wake ran up 239 running, Johnson racked 110 in 14 tries, Hopkins 71 in 12. Russell completed just four of his 11 pass tries.

Meanwhile, Whigham was connecting on 14 of 30 throws for 210. Rhett Dawson caught four for 61, Munroe four for 28 as Whigham employed seven different receivers.

Duane Carrell again punted well, averaging 46.7 on three efforts.

The Seminoles controlled the football for the first time this year, getting off 88 plays to Wake's 55. The Seminoles lost none of their three fumbles, and Whigham lost just one pass on an interception. Wake was penalized 21 yards, Florida State 20.

But continued mix-ups in the backfield and illegal-procedure calls put a dent into the attack.

Rarely has a Florida State team produced so few points from so many scoring opportunities.

The outcome left Wake 0-3, the Seminoles 2-1 with an open date ahead before the showdown with Florida here Oct. 10.

The Seminoles again frequently employed the second-unit offensive line intact, a fact that might account for some inconsistency - and also one that may pay off in later games.

UF scouts have no easy task in trying to figure out this Florida State team.

Florida State's "field-goal offense," coupled with clutch defense, held up here Saturday night but barely as the Seminoles struggled past riled-up Wake Forest 19-14.

Frank Fontes kicked four field goals, plus an extra point, to account for 13 of the Seminoles' points.

Behind 14-6 at intermission, Florida State found in the late going the defensive key to stopping the Deacons' tough triple option series. And the Seminoles recovered four Wake Forest fumbles in the last half, the great determining factor in this outcome.

Offensively, the Seminoles roamed well from the 20 to the 20, but couldn't find the way to touchdowns. Tom Bailey's fine 37-yard run to the one after catching a short Frank Whigham pass paved the Tribe's lone touchdown. Arthur Munroe took the ball over.

Wake Forest found Florida State defenders tough at the start.

The Deacons began on their 30 following the game-opening kickoff. Three runs later, after Randy Hall and Ronnie Wallace collared quarterback Larry Russell for a loss of seven, the Deacons punted from their 25 and Florida State had an offensive beginning on its 42.

First play, a bomb, and defender Pat McHenry broke up Frank Whigham's long one tagged for Barry Smith. Three straight Tom Bailey runs - the latter in fourth-and-one circumstances at the Wake 49 carried to the foe 45.

Another bomb bid, and this one off the fingertips of Rhett Dawson. Two Bailey runs brought fourth-and-inches at the 35, and Arthur Munroe pounded to the 34. A 13-yard pass to Dawson soon got another first down at the 17.

Bailey got three and John Lanahan one. But a mixup brought a fumble that Whigham fell on, and a loss back to the 15. Whereupon Frank Fontes missed a 32 yard try for a field goal.

Wake couldn't move beyond the 29, and a punt gave the Seminoles another shot from their 30.

Lanahan, on three runs gained the 44. Bailey and Munroe carried, to the Wake 43. Whigham threw to Munroe at the 29. But runs reached only the 23. Fontes came back, booted a 39-yard field goal for 3-0.

And here came the Deacons right back.

Mike Garrett started it running the kickoff back 36 to the 37. Gary Johnson got away on a 12-yard romp to the 50. Russell nailed Garry Winrow with a pass at the Florida State 36 shortly after the second quarter got under way.

Russell kept, sprinted to the 25.

Then, on a slick triple-option fake, Russell sent a back plummeting up the middle while pitching out wide to Larry Hopkins, who scored easily.

Tracy Loundsbury kicked a point for 7-3.

David Snell brought the kickoff back to the Seminole 33.

An 11-yard pass to Dawson put the Tribe at its 48.

Suddenly, Paul Magalski, on his first run of the game, veered off tackle and was gone for 46 yards to the Wake six before McHenry pushed him out of bounds.

But there was a mixup on a handoff, and Bailey lost a yard. Munroe got to the four. Finding no receiver open, Whigham threw the ball away. Fourth down at the four, and Fontes kicked a 22-yard field goal for 7-6.

Wake moved from its 20 to 45 on the same fake that brought the touchdown, Russell this time passing to Winrow. But a clipping call soon knocked the visitors back, along with Bill Loshe's tackling of Russell for a 6-yard loss. A punt was out of bounds on the Seminoles' 43.

Whigham went long, for the racing Barry Smith - but it was McHenry who came up with the ball, an interception at the 10.

On third down, needing two, Johnson got 16 to the 34.

Hopkins slashed to the 40. On a quick opener, in a third-and-one situation, Johnson got loose for 49 yards to the 11 before James Thomas got him with a desparate ankle grab. Two plays later, Russell started to go wide, cut back inside, and scored from the 10. Loundsbury's point kick made it a startling 14-6 with 4:18 remaining in the half.

A 35-yard runback by Munroe provided a start at the 36. But a fumble on a draw play - Joe Strickler recovering for the Seminoles - lost six. A 12-yard pass to Smith left the Seminoles short of a first down, and Duane Carrell got off the Seminoles' first punt of the night, a 49-yarder.

The Deacons couldn't get beyond the 17 and Lounsdbury punted, a 47-yarder that set the Seminoles back on their 34 with 1:20 remaining.

Whigham passed to Jim Tyson for 15, to Munroe for 12, to Tyson again for 16 and a first down on the Wake 23.

But no more.

A pass missed. Whigham lost six, back to the 29. Another pass was ruled incomplete. Fontes entered on fourth down for a 46-yard field-goal kick that failed.

Wake contentedly killed the 19 seconds that remained in the half.

Florida State drove 73 yards from the second-half kickoff to another Fontes field goal.

A Whigham pass to Mike Gray got 15. A third-down pass to Bailey left the Seminoles a foot short on fourth down at the Wake 46 1/2.

For the third time, in such circumstances, the Tribe gambled. And again successfully, with Bailey ramming to the 45.

Dawson grabbed a first-down pass at the 32. But Munroe got just two, and a pair of passes missed.

Fourth down at the 30, and Fontes put through a 47-yarder to narrow it to 14-9.

With Bill Shaw tossing Russell for a loss of five, Wake was stymied at its 24. Loundsbury punted a 47-yarder that Snell tucked in and returned 22 yards to the Wake 49.

On second, Whigham passed to James Jarrett for 20 at the 28. Jarrett gained the 21 on a run but a holding penalty set the Seminoles back to the 38.

Bailey took a short pass up the middle, cut to his right, found room and slashed down the sidelines 37 yards to the one before he got pushed out of bounds. A flag down the field was for a face-mask grab by Wake Forest, and the play stood. Munroe smashed over for the touchdown. A point kick by Fontes and the Seminoles were in front 16-14.

Wake wouldn't quit. Hopkins ripped off a 19-yard run, and Johnson a 16-yarder. Suddenly the Deacons were at the Seminoles' 33 with a first down. Florida State judiciously called timeout.

On an option pitchout, Hopkins fumbled and Shaw was there to claim the ball for Florida State at the 36.

A 24-yard pass to Dawson reached the Wake 38. Whigham kept, gained the 32. But an illegal-procedure assessment ripped that bad. Eventually Fontes tried for a 53-yard field goal, no good.

Tough defense, with Shaw and Wallace dropping Russell for a loss of 11 back on the 10, forced a punt. A weak one, it was out of bounds on the 38.

With two passes incomplete, it came to fourth down at the 37. Fontes came in again. But Tommy Warren fumbled the snap, and suddenly it was Wake's ball at its own 46.

A 15-yard penalty for a personal foul lifted the Deacons to the Florida State 34.

There, on first down again, Hopkins fumbled once more, and Wallace recovered the ball for the Seminoles at the 34.

Three successive runs by Munroe, for three, eight and 28 yards, and the Seminoles were at the Deacons' 27. Munroe got a yard more to the 26 as the quarter ended.

A pass missed, and another, to Munroe, left the Seminoles short at the 21. On a fake field goal try, Warren reared up and threw wide to Munroe - who slipped and fell for a yard loss when he might have gone the route.

Wake soon punted out of the hole, backed the Tribe to its 28. Three plays later the Seminoles punted back, Carrell's 47-yarder leaving Wake at its 20.

Second down and Hopkins lost the ball again. Guy Glisson claimed it for the Seminoles at the Wake 34.

Munroe's ball toting quickly brought a first down at the 20. But two runs got nothing, and neither did a pass. Fontes was true on a 37-yard field goal for 19-14 with 7:27 to go.

Back around the 20, Russell threw a third-down pass way downfield. And James Thomas intercepted it at the Florida State 36 as the clock showed 6:03.

An illegal-procedure penalty blunted the effort at the 41. Carrell's punt sailed to the 15, where Frank Fussell fumbled it. Mike Gray recovered for the Tribe at the 18 with 4:32 left.

Bailey got the 12 in two carries, but Magalski lost a yard. Fontes missed a 30-yard try for three.

From the 20, Garrett broke for 24 on a run to the 44 with 2:02 left. Russell ran to the Florida State 48 at 1:31. Garrett caught a first-down pass at the 43 with 1:21 left. Russell ran for six, and it was 1:04. Another run gained two yards. Two passes fell harmlessley, and Florida State took over with 21 seconds to go. Whigham fell on the ball twice for short losses, and the Seminoles were breathlessly home safe.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

1st   0- 0  Frank Fontes, 32, field goal failed, 7:18 
      3- 0  Frank Fontes, 39, field goal, 0:17 
2nd   3- 7  Opp, 25, run (kick), 13:25
      6- 7  Frank Fontes, 22, field goal, 10:49
      6-14  Opp, 10, run (kick), 4:18 
      6-14  Frank Fontes, 46, field goal failed, 0:19 
3rd   9-14  Frank Fontes, 47, field goal, 10:59
     16-14  Arthur Munroe, 1, run (Frank Fontes, kick), 8:06 
     16-14  Frank Fontes, 53, field goal failed, 5:27 
4th  19-14  Frank Fontes, 37, field goal, 7:27 
     19-14  Frank Fontes, 30, field goal failed, 2:45 

FSU OPP First downs 19 13 Rushes-yards 57-190 44-239 Passing 209 55 Att-Comp-Int 31-15-1 11-4-2 Total Yards 88-399 55-294 Punt Returns 4-30 2-12 Kickoff Returns 3-71 4-112 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 4-0 0-0 Punts 3-46.7 7-38.6 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 4-4 Penalties-Yds 4-40 2-21 Attendance 27,196 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Arthur Munroe 16- 73 Tom Bailey 19- 49 John Lanahan 7- 20 Frank Whigham 8- 6 James Jarrett 3- 4 Tommy Warren 1- -9 Receiving Rhett Dawson 4- 61 Tom Bailey 2- 41 Jim Tyson 2- 32 Arthur Munroe 4- 28 James Jarrett 1- 20 Mike Gray 1- 15 Barry Smith 1- 12 Passing Frank Whigham 31-14-1-210 Tommy Warren 1- 1-0- -1 Punt Return David Snell 4- 30 Kickoff Return David Snell 2- 40 Arthur Munroe 1- 31 Punting Duane Carrell 3- 140 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- J.T. Thomas . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Bill Shaw . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ron Wallace . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Guy Glisson . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Mike Gray . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .


10/10/1970, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/11/1970, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL, October 10, 1970 - Mired in a gutter of football sins, Florida State lost to Florida here Saturday 38-27. And the score is a liar. It was somewhat worse than 38-27.

Forty-seven times Florida State put the ball into the air. Five times Florida intercepted. The last four times UF put points on the board following those thefts - a total of 24.

The second quarter for the Seminoles was a hellish nightmare. Five times UF got the ball inside Florida State territory - at the 43, 17, 46, 33 and 34. Three of the interceptions came in that quarter.

And the Gators scored 21 of their points in that quarter. Over a span of 14 minutes and 56 seconds, starting late in the first quarter, Florida scored 28.

Only the late brilliance of Gary Huff - and perhaps some charity on the part of the Gators - saved Florida State from something horrendous.

A sophomore quarterback from Tampa whom nobody much wanted, the 6-1, 185-pound Huff was in action for scarcely three minutes playing time. He came in for the first time with about seven minutes left, the score 38-7.

He threw for three touchdowns - 43 yards to Mike Gray, one yard to Barry Smith, and 66 yards to Smith. The last one came with 11 seconds left on the clock.

During that brief span, he hit eight of 15 throws for a whopping 230 yards.

That enabled the Seminoles to outgain UF in this one, 463 yards to 402, with 418 of those FSU yards via air.

"FSU has a good football team," said UF Coach Doug Dickey, who came to midfield and walked off with his arm around FSU Coach Bill Peterson at the end, "I still believe they have the best defense we've faced yet, and their offense certainly came alive when the Huff boy went in at quarterback. They are going to beat quite a few people before this year is out."

The Seminoles opened with Frank Whigham at quarterback. He exited in the second quarter after throwing his second interception, with the score soon to be 21-7. Whigham completed four of 10 throws. Tommy Warren followed him, provided some interesting moments and was luckless down close. Warren hit seven of 22 throws, and yielded three interceptions.

A sellout crowd of 42,704 watched the 13th meeting of these rivals on a warm, sunny afternoon. Not a hint of rain.

Florida State went ahead 7-0 with 2:19 left in the first quarter after Robert McEachern claimed a Tommy Durrance fumble at the UF 31. James Jarrett scored from the three.

UF came right back to tie it 7-7 on Reaves' touchdown pass to Jim Yancey, an 81-yard dandy that was the longest scoring pass play in Florida history.

The Gators went in front to stay early in the second period. Florida State had been backed to its 13 and UF got the ball at the Seminoles' 46 after a punt. On a special play put in during the week, Reaves threw to Willie Jackson for a touchdown on a 19-yard play.

After a second interception, UF drove 59 yards to a TD, Durrance scoring from the six. Moments later, following another interception, the Gators got six more on Duane Doel's 22-yard run.

The Gators, sitting comfortably, did little on offense in the second half. A 30-yard field goal by Richard Franco followed an interception. Rocky Doddridge rambled 27 yards with an interception for the final UF score.

In addition to Doddridge, interceptions were plucked by Mike Kelley, John Clifford, Jack Burns and Harvin Clark.

Reaves, at quarterback for Florida, was much the same Reaves of last year. He completed 13 of 22 tosses for 244 yards. UF played much of the last quarter with John Schnebly in for Reaves.

In that last half of offense the Gators got just four first downs, 48 yards rushing, 59 passing.

Durrance, on 16 runs, got 60 of UF's 158 rushing yards. Carlos Alvarez caught four of Reaves' passes for 69 yards.

FSU's running game netted just 45 for the afternoon - well, it was better than last year's minus 18 - and Jarrett got 32 of those on six carries.

Parris pulled in four passes for 103 yards, Rhett Dawson four for 72 as nine different receivers caught the ball for Florida State.

Penalties were virtually even, seven for 78 yards against Florida, seven for 77 yards against Florida State.

FSU managed just one interception - that by James Thomas early. The Seminoles claimed three of UF's seven fumbles, while Florida got two of three FSU bobbles. UF reeled off 73 plays, Florida State 78.

Save for one 40-yard runback by Alverez on a punt, the Seminoles had excellent kick coverage, but the Seminoles averaged nearly 20 yards per on seven kickoff returns.

There was a notable flareup on the field in the final 2 1/2 minutes following an onsides kickoff by Florida State. Several players and some coaches got involved, and it was five minutes or so before play resumed.

Near the end of the game as the crowd chanted "go to hell, Florida," exuberant UF defensive end Jack Youngblood stood up on the bench, hitched his pants, and did a dance to the beat of the chant.

Down 38-7 with 7:08 to play, Florida State fought to regain its pride here Saturday - and got it back, on the strong right arm of sophomore quarterback Gary Huff.

Huff threw a stunning total of three touchdowns in the final six and a half minutes as the Seminoles fell to Florida 38-27.

Ahead 7-0 early, the Seminoles made far too many offensive errors to have a prayer of winning on this day.

Unlike in their last appearance here, the Gators came onto the field running instead of walking slowly.

UF won the coin toss, received. Willie Jackson took the kickoff at the six, got nailed smartly by Larry Strickland at the 16.

Tommy Durrance got five on two runs before John Reaves slapped a first-down pass into the hands of Mike Rich at the 33.

Two more passes missed, and Durrance got not much on a run. John James got off a fine punt, a 44-yarder to Florida State's 19.

On the option, Whigham ran for five. Then he uncorked a pass to Jim Tyson for a 33-yard pickup to UF's 43. But a late block was called on Roger Minor and the Seminoles penalized back to their 42.

First-and-25 proved too much. Soon Carrell punted into the end zone. But Jack Burns had thrown a block after signaling a fair catch, and the infraction set Florida back on the five.

Three runs by Rich took UF to the 31. It came to third-and-three at the 38, with Reaves throwing, James Thomas rushed toward the middle for a leaping interception that gave the Seminoles the ball at UF's 40.

FSU didn't do anything with that shot. Tyson dropped a pass, and James Jarrett got just five yards in two runs. Frank Fontes attempted a 52-yard field goal. Short.

UF probed from its 20 to 30, where Durrance fumbled. Robert McEachern claimed the ball for the Seminoles at the 31.

An offsides cost FSU five. A pass was batted down, and Tom Bailey got four on a run. Then Whigham found Rhett Dawson with a first-down pass at the 14.

As UF blitzed, Bailey lost two trying to go wide. Richard Buchanan, on a big play, broke up what might have been a touchdown throw. But Whigham hit Dawson again with a toss for a first down at the three.

On a quick pitchout, Jarrett immediately scored off the right side. Fontes kicked an extra point, but it was rubbed out by a personal foul. With the ball back on the 18, the holder put it down on the 25 and Fontes was true from 35-yards range, making it 7-0 with 2:19 left in the quarter.

Jackson fumbled the kickoff at the 18 but Tom Condon claimed it for UF at the 21 - and the fact that he did was most significant in the light of things to come.

Rich, running awfully hard, gained the 35. A pass to Carlos Alverez was out of bounds, and UF was holding on the play. UF was put back on its 19.

Reaves faded, threw long up the middle, with Jim Yancey tucking it in about the 50 and going all the way as Robert Ashmore, John Montgomery and another Seminole futilry tried to run him down. The 81-yard production was the longest touchdown pass play in Gator history.

Richard Franco converted for 7-7.

The Seminoles started at their 33 after the kickoff, reached the 38 before punting.

On the first play of the second quarter Alverez took the punt at the 15, and picked his way along the sidelines 42 yards to Florida State's 43. Two runs reached the 36. Reaves faded to pass, and Ron Wallace was on top of him, bringing a 9-yard loss. Franco punted to the 14.

Whigham threw on first down, and Mike Kelley intercepted at the 24, wheeled the ball to the 17.

Durrance dug to the 14, but Bill Lohse hit him on the 17 on the following play. Again Wallace got to Reaves trying to pass on a quick count, forcing a fumble that Bill Shaw covered for the Seminoles at the 25.

A pass to Tyson at the 38 was rubbed out by a motion penalty. On third down, Youngblood broke through to nail Whigham back at the 13.

Carrell's punt was a 33-yarder that gave UF the ball at the Seminole 46.

Presented with the third straight shot from FSU territory, the Gators made good. Runs by Garry Walker and Reaves got to the 35. Reaves passed to Alverez at the 21. Walker ran to the 19.

On a look-in pass, Jackson cut back iniside and tucked in Reaves' throw, scored easily up the middle. Franco's point made it 14-7 with 7:29 left in the half.

On the kickoff, David Snell handed off to Thomas on a reverse. Thomas fumbled when hit and Walker got the ball for the Gators at Florida State's 33.

But two plays later a Reaves pitchout to Walker was errant, and Richard Amman claimed a fumble for the Seminoles at the 36.

Third down, and John Clifford intercepted Whigham's overthrow of Tyson at the Florida 41.

Reaves threw to Alverez at the FSU 40. From the 32 three plays later Reaves hit Leonard George with a throw that got a first down at the 13. Alvarez caught another at the six. Durrance went wide, then cut in for the TD. Another point by Franco and it was 21-7.

Tommy Warren came in at quarterback for the first time since the Georgia Tech game after Snell returned the kickoff 27 yards to the 30.

His second-down pass was intercepted by Burns at the Seminole 34.

Andy Cheney caught a pass at the 22. Doel, on a fine run, broke up the middle and scampered to a touchdown. Franco added another point for 28-7.

With a bit over one minute remaining in the half, Warren hit Kent Gaydos with a 37-yard pass to Florida's 37. But a reverse run by Barry Smith got nothing, and neither did two incomplete passes. Fontes tried a long-range field goal. No good.

The gun sounded after Florida sent a runner into the line for little.

At this point, UF had run up 295 yards, including 185 passing - plus 60 more yards on runbacks. The Seminoles had 132, including 114 passing - had just four on runbacks. UF had picked off four FSU passes.

Reaves had completed nine of 14.

The second-half kickoff presented Florida State with the ball at its 32. Warren passed to Jarrett for eight. Then Warren, with dazzling evasion, danced to a first down at the UF 43.

A "touchdown pass" to Smith at the goal line was on target - but the receiver put his hands up a bit too soon and the ball eluded him.

It came to 4th-and-two at the 35, and Warren ran for the first down at the 31.

But two passes missed and the Seminoles got penalized back to the 48 for holding. Then Harvin Clark intercepted a Warren throw at the 30.

Durrance's 17-yard run soon gained the FSU 49. Reaves' 29-yard toss to Alverez got a first down at the 18. Jackson fumbled after catching a pass at the 13 but Yancey recovered for UF.

On fourth down Franco kicked a 30-yard field goal for 31-7.

Here the Seminoles came again...in vain.

Starting from the 14, Jarrett on the draw got 21. Warren, on a run fumbled after gaining 13 and teammate Allen Dees plucked the ball out of the air, got five more to the UF 46. On 3rd-and-13 Warren passed to Tyson for a first down at the nine, a 40-yard pickup. But Warren got nothing on an option run, then lost seven trying to pass. On fourth down Gaydos caught one deep in the end zone as he fell out of bounds. No good.

UF probed cautiously from the 16, got nothing, punted to the 50. Unable to move, the Seminoles punted back four plays later, to the 23, just before the third quarter ended.

The Gators roamed to the FSU 43, with the help of a personal-foul call, had to kick again and this time FSU got backed to the seven.

When the Seminoles punted from the 17 Clark went all the way - 61 yards - on the runback, but a flag fell, and the play was nullified and UF pushed to its 33 by a clipping judgement.

In came John Schnebly at quarterback for UF. No productivity. After a holding call on one punt, a second one gave FSU the ball at its 46.

Promptly Warren fumbled when hit and Mike Gurkin got the ball for UF at the 46. Again the Gators got stopped, and kicked.

After Warren lost eight to the 12, his final pass of the game was intercepted by Rocky Doddridge at the 27 and run into the end zone for a last Gator TD. Franco's point bounced the score to 38-7 with 7:08 to go.

In came Huff at quarterback. First play he threw to Garry Parris for 23 yards at the FSU 43. Second play he threw to Mike Gray for a touchdown on a 43-yard play.

Going for two points, Huff actually threw after he got hit, and the ball found its way into Gaydos' hands, making it 38-15 with 6:26 left as the biggest applause of the day came from the crowd.

The Seminoles tried an onside kick. Not far enough, and UF took over at the FSU 49. Pretty soon UF punted once more and the Seminoles had the ball at the 17.

Huff threw, incomplete. Huff threw, complete to Parris at the 44. Another incompletion, then Huff to Parris again at the UF 26. A third incompletion, then Huff to Dawson for a first down at the eight.

A fourth incompletion, then an interference call on Florida in the end zone on Huff's next throw. First down at the one, and a fake run into the middle of the line with Huff rolling out and passing to Smith absolutely alone in the end zone. Ted Hager broke up a 2-point pass try, leaving it 38-21 with 2:29 to go.

Another onside kick, and a sudden flareup on the field, involving several players and some coaches.

Out of it came a 15-yard foul penalty against the Gators, with UF getting the ball on its 43.

Back in came Reaves, who soon passed to Yancey for 15 yards. But UF was obliged to get off its eighth punt of the afternoon, and FSU stood at its six with 1:18 left.

Huff threw twice, incomplete. A third throw gained the 21, but Florida had a personal foul on the play and the Seminoles took that - rubbing out a completion for Huff and a reception for Parris, but also stopping the clock as it showed 57 seconds.

Then Huff was decked for a loss of nine back to the 12. A Huff throw to Parris got a first down at the 34.

From there Huff threw long to Smith, streaking down the sidelines, and the sophomore tucked it in, raced on, scored on a 66-yard play as the clock showed 11 seconds.

Another 2-point pass try failed and it was a final 38-27 after the Seminoles failed again on an onsides kick.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

1st   0- 0  Frank Fontes, 52, field goal failed, 6:37 
      7- 0  James Jarrett, 3, run (Frank Fontes, kick), 2:19 
      7- 7  Opp, 81, pass (kick), 1:25 
2nd   7-14  Opp, 19, pass (kick), 7:29 
      7-21  Opp, 6, run (kick), 2:31 
      7-28  Opp, 22, run (kick), 1:31 
      7-28  Frank Fontes, 53, field goal failed
3rd   7-31  Opp, 30, field goal, 8:30 
4th   7-38  Opp, 27, interception return (kick), 7:08 
     15-38  Mike Gray, 42, pass from Gary Huff (Kent Gaydos, pass from Gary Huff), 6:26 
     21-38  Barry Smith, 1, pass from Gary Huff (Gary Huff, pass failed), 2:29 
     27-38  Barry Smith, 66, pass from Gary Huff (Gary Huff, pass failed), 0:11 

FSU OPP First downs 16 16 Rushes-yards 31- 45 49-158 Passing 418 244 Att-Comp-Int 47-19-5 24-13-1 Total Yards 78-463 73-402 Punt Returns 1-11 2-51 Kickoff Returns 7-137 3-41 Interception Ret. 1-4 5-45 Fumble Returns 3-0 2-0 Punts 5-39.2 8-36.6 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 7-3 Penalties-Yds 7-77 7-78 Attendance 42,704 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing James Jarrett 6- 32 Tommy Warren 8- 19 Arthur Munroe 4- 7 Frank Whigham 3- 1 Tom Bailey 5- 0 Barry Smith 1- 0 Jim Tyson 1- 0 John Lanahan 2- -4 Gary Huff 1- -10 Receiving Gary Parris 4- 103 Jim Tyson 2- 73 Rhett Dawson 4- 72 Barry Smith 2- 67 Kent Gaydos 2- 46 Mike Gray 1- 42 James Jarrett 2- 17 Arthur Munroe 1- 1 John Lanahan 1- -3 Passing Gary Huff 15- 8-0-230 Tommy Warren 22- 7-3-111 Frank Whigham 10- 4-2- 77 Punt Return David Snell 1- 11 Kickoff Return Eddie McMillan 3- 59 David Snell 2- 51 Barry Smith 1- 11 Lateral John Lanahan 1- 16 Punting Duane Carrell 5- 196 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- J.T. Thomas . . . . . 1- 4 . . . . . . Robert McEachern . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Richard Amman . . . . . . . . 1- 0 1 . . Bill Shaw . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ron Wallace . . . . . . . . . 1 . .


10/17/1970, MEMPHIS, TN

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/18/1970, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

MEMPHIS, TN, October 17, 1970 - Unable to throw a lick for 59 minutes, Memphis State successfully put the ball in the air in the final 52 seconds and dealt Florida State's football team a hard-to-take defeat 16-12 here Saturday night.

A 3-yard pass, Rick Strawbridge to Tim Boren, with 14 seconds remaining brought the winning touchdown.

On the play before, with Memphis at the Florida State 24, pass interference at the three had been called on the Seminoles' Benny Rust as he defended against 6-4 240-pound David Vaughn.

Memphis got to the 24 on Strawbridge's 33-yard toss to Skeeter Gowan with 29 seconds showing on the clock.

A slender sophomore, Strawbridge had entered the game for the first time, following an FSU punt, with the ball at the Memphis 32 and 52 seconds left.

The Seminoles had jumped in front in the first quarter 6-0 on Arthur Monroe's 2-yard plunge that capped a 78-yard drive. Sophomore Gary Huff's passes had got the Seminoles close.

But a high snap cancelled the extra-point try.

Memphis replied with a 77-yard scoring drive in the second quarter, Jay McCoy scoring from the one, and took a 7-6 lead that stood up for all of 11 seconds.

Eddie McMillan, swift sophomore from Tampa, raced 93 yards down the sidelines to score on the Memphis kickoff after its TD. A pass try for two points by Huff was futile.

With about 25 seconds left in the half, Huff lost a fumble to Memphis at the Florida State eight. Three plays later W.D. Weeks kicked a 32-yard field goal to cut it to 12-10.

And it stayed 12-10 until those final 14 seconds.

It was, all the way, a tough, penalty-saturated game. Florida State was taxed 112 yards on nine infractions, Memphis 89 on 11.

Florida State's defense was generally fierce in the clutch against a rugged Memphis running game led by Skeeter Gowan and McCoy. Memphis gained 277 yards rushing with Gowan knocking off 94 in 19 runs, McCoy 86 in 14.

But the Tigers who had opened with converted wingback Joe Lynch at quarterback, had completed just three of 16 passes for 31 yards until Strawbridge entered. Strawbridge hit on three of six for 47.

Huff, though passing well, hitting 14 of 25 throws for 177 yards, fumbled three times. The Seminoles, rather understandably, got a little cautious in the late going.

The Seminoles still showed no running game of note, netting just 64 yards. Overall Memphis totalled 355 yards, Florida State 241.

With 29,047 in Memphis Memorial Stadium on a cool - but not really cold - evening, the Tigers evened their record at 2-2 while Florida State was left 2-3.

There was high irony in the fact that Florida State had contained the difficult-to-stop option series that Lynch handled well, and then lost on the Tigers' passing game that, most of the way, had looked so pitiful.

"As has been the case all season," said FSU Coach Bill Peterson, "critical mistakes hurt us badly. Our kids played with emotion, and most of the way played well.

"I question the call that set up the touchdown. Rust said he had both hands on the football, and I believe him.

"Memphis State deserves credit for the way they came back."

Said Spooky Murphy, the Memphis Coach: "Strawbridge grew up real fast."

Backed up at its 32 with 52 seconds remaining, Memphis State brought in sophomore Rick Strawbridge at quarterback for the first time. And with the aid of a pass-interference call at the Florida State three, the Tigers scored a touchdown with 14 seconds remaining to hand Florida State a bitter 16-12 defeat here Saturday night.

Strawbridge passed three yards to Tim Boren for the touchdown on the play following the interference call.

Florida State had the first turn on offense, after winning the pre-game coin toss. Eddie McMillan got stopped short and hard on a kickoff return from the goal line to the 16.

Gary Huff faded and threw a bomb on the first play, but it was just beyond Barry Smith's reach at the Memphis 40. Two James Jarrett runs reached the 24. Duane Carrell punted to the Memphis 35.

Jay McCoy's 7-yard run and Skeeter Gowan's charge for 14 keyed a push to a first down at Florida State's 38. But Gowan got stopped twice on runs and Richard Amman batted down a pass. A punt was out of bounds at the 15.

Huff threw successive passes to Kent Gaydos for eight and Gary Parris for nine, bringing a first down at the 32. After a penalty, a 15-yard toss to Rhett Dawson reached the 42. Huff got racked for a loss of nine. After Tom Bailey and Dawson dropped passes, Carrell again punted to the Memphis 35.

McCoy, on a slant, rambled for 28 to Florida State's 37. Soon quarterback Joe Lynch ran wide for 17 and a first down at the 20. Ray Jamieson slammed to the five.

But Jamieson got stopped for naught a second time around and McCoy, on a draw, was stopped between the 11 and 12. Fourth down and the Tigers gambled. But Lynch's pitchout was an errant fumble, and Florida State took over at the 22.

And the Seminoles marched 78 yards to a touchdown, their longest drive of the season.

Huff hit Gaydos for 15. Bailey, on two runs, got 17 to the Memphis 46. Dawson caught a first-down pass at the 34. Bailey and Jarrett, on runs, gained the 26. Huff's fourth-down pass to Jarrett at the 20 kept things going. Huff promptly threw again, and Dawson caught at the eight. Bailey pounded to the two, and Arthur Monroe took it in from there, scoring off the right side.

A high snap from center messed up the point-after try, with Huff recovering the ball and trying to run for two, in vain. That left it 6-0.

A clip put Memphis on its eight following a short kickoff return just before the second quarter opened.

Soon Wilson punted. David Snell fielded the ball at the Memphis 49 and was dropped hard in his tracks. The Seminoles couldn't manage anything, and Carrell's punt stopped on the 13.

Three plays later Wilson replied with a 50-yard boot that set the Seminoles back to their 31.

Huff rolled to his right, scrambled, then turned and threw to his left, way deep, to Dawson, who pulled in the throw for a 46-yard gain to the Memphis 23.

Munroe ran for seven, and Jarrett for six, to the 10.

Huff rolled to his left on the option, got keen pressure from defensive end Ruben Melton, retreated, got more pressure from Melton, and fumbled when hit. Melton recovered the fumble at the 23.

That stroke of fortune put a burr under the tail of the Tigers.

On third down Lynch passed 18 yards to Gowan at the 45. Gowan romped to the FSU 40 soon after but a clip set the Tigers back on their own 40. Next play a face-mask penalty following a McCoy run had Memphis at the Seminoles' 40. Lynch made good on 4th and one at the 30. On third down, needing 10, Lynch made a full pivot, then ran wide to the 19. McCoy's third-down run for eight gained the FSU five. From the left side McCoy scored from the one three plays later. W.D. Weeks added the point for 7-6 with 1:38 left in the half.

McMillan tucked in the kickoff at the seven, lit out for the sidelines, tight roped it all the way...93 yards to a touchdown. McMillan, who runs the hundred in about 9.6, made it in 11 seconds, for the clock showed 1:27.

The Seminoles lined up for a 2-point try. Huff rolled out, had room to run it in, but threw instead. Incomplete, leaving it 12-7.

Memphis started on its 28, and on two draws with Gowan carrying reached the FSU 42.

But Robert Ashmore intercepted Lynch's deep pass at the five, returned it to the nine with 32 seconds showing.

Huff, preparing to roll out, fumbled the snap from center and the Tigers' Bobby Russell got it at the eight.

Lynch lost two. An incomplete pass stopped the clock at 12 seconds whereupon Memphis got penalized five for delay.

With the ball at the 15 now, Weeks entered and kicked a 32-yard field goal, narrowing it to 12-10.

Memphis judisiously kicked off short, and Huff kept for yards at the 30 before time ran out.

At this point Huff had completed nine of 14 throws for 127 yards, but Gowan had run for 64 in 12 tries and McCoy 58 in nine.

The Tigers couldn't cut it after a start at their 25 following the third-quarter kickoff. Key was Steve Gildea's nailing Gowan for a loss of two on a pitchout. Wilson punted to the FSU 39.

Dawson caught a 15-yard Huff pass at the Memphis 46. But Bailey got no blocking on a sweep, lost six. A pass missed. Then Huff lost four to the 46. Back to punt, Carrell got a high snap but got the ball off, 24 yards to the Memphis 30.

On third down at the 31, Lynch lost four, but FSU was taxed 15 for piling on that brought a first down at the 42. A McCoy run and a short pass gained FSU's 40. Then McCoy picked his way to the 30, next play rammed to the 23. Faking a run up the middle by McCoy, Lynch kept and dashed to the eight. But clipping was called and the Tigers set back to the 29.

On a pitch back to Gerald Tinker, the ball got loose and Gildea whipped through, fell, crawled at almost a running pace on his knees until he claimed the fumble at the FSU 45.

Three plays later Al Harvey intercepted a Huff pass and skipped 26 yards to FSU's 31.

McCoy's 10-yard run reached the 19. But passes failed after an offsides penalty. Weeks missed a 38-yard try for a field goal on fourth down.

A short pass to Gaydos, a personal-foul assessment against Memphis, lifted the Seminoles to their 40. Huff passed to Parris at the Tiger's 46. There Huff fumbled and Ron Ayo recovered for Memphis at the Tigers' 49.

An illegal-procedure penalty cost Memphis five. Passes missed. Wilson punted to FSU's 17.

Three runs left FSU inches short of a first down. Carrell kicked to the Memphis 33.

In came Steve Leech at quarterback. Gowan ran for 11 and Leech for eight in a movement to the FSU 45 as the quarter ended.

Leech recovered his own fumble for no gain. On a pitchback, Dan Whitehurst nailed Gowan back on the Memphis 49.

On third and 16, Leech went to David Vaughn, his 6-4, 240-pound tight end with a pass over the middle. He caught it, rambled all the way to the 24, fumbled, but a Memphis man got it at the 18. But, lo, a handkerchief had fallen. The play was called back and Memphis penalized five for backfield in motion. So Wilson punted to the 14.

Munroe ran four straight times, for three, 15, two and six up to the 40. But Jarrett, on third and one, got no room at all, gained nothing. FSU punted to the Memphis 27.

With 9:16 left, on fourth and a bit over a yard at the 25 1/2, Memphis went for it. Faking a run into the line, Lynch, back in at quarterback, rolled wide, cut back and raced 41 yards to the FSU 23 before James Thomas nailed him.

But three runs got no further than the 24. When Weeks went for a 42-yard field goal Bill Loshe sprinted through, blocked it, and it was FSU's ball at its 45.

Two Huff passes to Jarrett, mixed around a penalty, gained a first down at the Tigers' 44.

A personal foul against Memphis got a first down at the 32. But on third down Huff was ruled deliberately grounding the ball when he appeared to be aiming for Tyson. That meant a loss of down and a penalty back to the 41.

Carrell's punt rolled into the end zone with 3:33 left.

Lynch, on a busted play, ran wide to the 40. It came to fourth and two at the 48, and Memphis went for it. A fumble on a pitchout to McCoy and Lohse recovered it at the Memphis 42 with 2:30 to go.

Jarrett got six and Munroe 10, but holding was called on the latter run, FSU penalized to its own 45. The Seminoles couldn't make up the yardage and Carrell's punt was returned 10 to the 32 with 52 seconds remaining.

In came Rick Strawbridge at quarterback. On 4th and 11 at the 31 he passed to end Tim Boren, who got the first down by maybe a foot at the 43. Twenty-nine seconds left.

Then Stawbridge passed long to Gowan streaking down the sidelines, and the 33-yard play had Memphis at the 24 with 23 seconds showing.

Strawbridge threw again, and pass interference was ruled on Barry Rust at the three with 18 seconds showing. Strawbridge rolled to his right, passed to Boren in the end zone for the touchdown. The clock showed 14 seconds.

Some unidentified Seminoles blocked the meaningless point-after kick. (Editors note: Lohse blocked the kick)

After the kickoff, FSU had time for one futile long pass before the excruciating end came.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

1st   6- 0  Arthur Munroe, 2, run (Gary Huff, run failed), 0:20 
2nd   6- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 1:38 
     12- 7  Eddie McMillan, 93, kickoff return (Gary Huff, pass failed), 1:27 
     12-10  Opp, 32, field goal, 0:12 
3rd  12-10  Opp, 38, field goal failed, 5:48 
4th  12-10  Opp, 42, field goal blocked by Bill Lohse, 6:24 
     12-16  Opp, 3, pass (kick blocked by Bill Lohse), 0:14 

FSU OPP First downs 15 21 Rushes-yards 36- 64 64-277 Passing 177 78 Att-Comp-Int 25-14-1 22-6-1 Total Yards 61-241 86-355 Punt Returns 4-21 2-15 Kickoff Returns 4-130 3-26 Interception Ret. 1-4 1-26 Fumble Returns 2-0 3-0 Punts 8-35.0 6-35.7 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 4-2 Penalties-Yds 9-112 11-89 Attendance 29,047 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Arthur Munroe 8- 36 James Jarrett 13- 31 Tom Bailey 7- 23 Paul Magalski 1- -2 Gary Huff 7- -24 Receiving Rhett Dawson 5- 105 Kent Gaydos 3- 28 James Jarrett 3- 22 Gary Parris 2- 18 Arthur Munroe 1- 4 Passing Gary Huff 25-14-1-177 Punt Return Bill Lohse 1- 20 David Snell 3- 1 Kickoff Return Eddie McMillan 3- 120 David Snell 1- 10 Punting Duane Carrell 8- 280 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ron Wallace 11 3 14 . . . . . . . . . Richard Amman 7 4 11 . . . 1 . . . . . Steve Gildea 7 2 9 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Robert McEachern 7 1 8 . . . . . . . . . Bill Shaw 6 2 8 . . . . . . . . . Bill Lohse 6 1 7 . . . . . 1- 0 . 2 . J.T. Thomas 6 1 7 . . . . . . . . . Robert Ashmore 6 . 6 . . 1- 4 . . . . . . Theron Bass 6 . 6 . . . . . . . . . Eddie McMillan 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Buddy Gridley 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Howell 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Allen Dees 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Clint Parker 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tom White 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Guy Glisson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dan Whitehurst 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .


10/24/1970, COLUMBIA, SC

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/25/1970, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

COLUMBIA, SC, October 24, 1970 - Plainclothesmen searched people carrying any sort of bundles as they entered Carolina Stadium Saturday night, looking for bombs or something.

But they must have overlooked Tommy Warren. The senior quarterback came off the Florida State bench and brought some dynamite with him.

Finally, Florida State's offense became a little explosive, and the Seminoles slapped down South Carolina's football team 21-13 before a homecoming crowd of 42,537 on a damp, slightly cool evening.

The Seminoles trailed 7-0 when Warren replaced Gary Huff at quarterback with 1:44 remaining in the first half. And the clock read 1:12 when Warren passed 21 yards to Rhett Dawson for a touchdown that tied it 7-7.

Next time Warren came in, after the Seminoles claimed a fumble just after the third quarter started, he directed another touchdown push, scoring himself from the four.

The Seminoles salted it away on their first series of the fourth quarter, Warren ramroding a 65-yard push climaxed by Tom Bailey's scoring run from inches out.

With the help of two pass-interference calls, South Carolina got six points with 48 seconds remaining, reserve quarterback Jackie Young passing 14 yards to Doug Hamrick.

David Snell's 51-yard punt return precipitated the first Florida State touchdown, setting things up at the South Carolina 29.

A hard-knocking group of Florida State defenders kept Tommy Suggs, the slippery Carolina quarterback, frustrated virtually all the way. Suggs hit just eight of 20 passes for 63 yards, and lost 37 on running efforts.

For Suggs, who has accounted for more than 4,000 yards in his South Carolina time, it may have been his worst night ever.

The Gamecocks took a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter, driving 46 yards following a Florida State punt. Suggs passed five yards to Billy Ray Rice for the points.

South Carolina ended with just 206 yards of total offense with 148 passing. The Seminoles held the Gamecock runners to minus-18 yards in the closing half. Young completed seven of 12 throws in the late going for 85 yards.

Huff had hit 10 of 20 throws for 67 yards before Warren took over and connected on seven of 13 for 102. And the Seminoles got some running for a change, Art Munroe bagged 56 yards in 14 carries.

The Seminoles were backed up much of the early going - often penalties - and Duane Carrell's punting was a significant factor. He kicked nine times for a 39.6 average. Dawson led FSU receivers with five catches for 72 yards.

Snell was a consistant threat on punt returns, moving 102 yards with 10.

The Seminoles drew a staggering 101 yards in penalties, the Gamecocks just 16. But Florida State managed to control the football, 84 plays to 67.

It was Coach Bill Peterson's fifth straight success against Paul Ditzel, the South Carolina coach who introduced Peterson to the college game when he named him an assistant under him at Louisiana State. The outcome evened Florida State's record at 3-3, left the disappointing Gamecock's 3-3.

"I told our kids," said Peterson, "they were going to make people proud of them sometime this year, and tonight was the night. They played their hearts out. After that tough loss to Memphis State last week, you can't know what this means to our football team.

"South Carolina was tough, but our defense was just great. Warren did an outstanding job of running the team. This was our best game by a wide margin."

Dietzel called it a "bitter experience." He added: "I'm very disapointed but Florida State was a pretty fired-up football team tonight. Our pass protection was terrible in the clutch."

It rained a bit in the first half, but stopped for the late action.

Tommy Warren, the more-or-less forgotten quarterback, came on here Saturday night from behind to three touchdowns and a satisfying 21-13 football victory over South Carolina.

The Seminoles dominated the game with their defense virtually all the way, and Warren finally got Florida State's offense moving.

Carolina got a touchdown with 48 seconds remaining to narrow the score.

It was windy at the start of this one, a very brisk breeze blowing across the field. Soon after the game-opening kickoff a few raindrops started falling. FSU received after winning the coin toss, and David Snell returned the boot 26 yards to the 31.

Two short Gary Huff passes gained the 39 and Art Munroe rammed out a first down at the 41.

Barry Smith just missed what might have been a scoring bomb down about the Carolina 10 when it appeared a defender grabbed him. However, no penalty flag fell.

Soon Duane Carrell punted, and it was a 50-yard beaut that stopped, with the help of Kent Gaydos, at the four. Three runs left the Gamecocks a yard short, and Billy Parker got off a 45-yard punt to FSU's 42.

On first down James Jarrett fumbled and Tyler Hellams recovered for the Gamecocks at FSU's 47.

On second down Tommy Suggs threw and Eddie McMillan intercepted for FSU at the nine.

Third down and Huff threw a 19-yard pass to Gary Parris at the 33. Munroe cracked twice, for eight yards. Jarrett caught an 11-yard pass at the Carolina 48. Munroe led on to the 42, but Huff got tossed for a 13-yard loss back to the FSU 45. Carrell punted a 50-yarder to the five. But a personal foul on the heels of a 5-yard return gave the Gamecocks the ball at their 25.

That started a run of calls against the Seminoles.

Parker soon punted and the Seminoles were taxed back to their 12 for a clip on the runback. Three plays, and Carrell punted to the FSU 44. Three more plays and Parker punted for the Gamecocks, with another return clip putting the Tribe back to its 11.

Florida State couldn't get out of that hole. Once more Carrell punted, and Carolina had a new start at Florida State's 46. In 10 plays the Gamecocks scored.

Sugg's third-down throw to Billy Freeman got 12 to the 34 as the first quarter closed.

Billy Ray Rice broke for 11 on a run. Third down at the 19 and Suggs faded to pass, found nobody open, and ran down the sidelines to the nine.

Again third down at the five, and Suggs passed to Rice going wide for the touchdown. Billy Dupre kicked a point for 7-0.

A start at their 23 after the kickoff, and still the Seminoles got nothing going. Carrell lofted a 42-yard punt, and Carolina got the ball at its 44. Bill Shaw got through to deck Suggs for a loss of nine that forced another kick, this time to FSU's 39.

Huff passed 17 yards to Rhett Dawson at the 46. Jim Tyson caught an 11-yarder at the Carolina 40. But an offsides penalty crimped that movement.

Carrell punted, and it seemed that Tom Bailey downed it at the one. But, no. Officials said the ball had gone into the end zone. Carolina got it on the 20.

A clipping assessment shortly pushed the Gamecocks to the 10. Soon David Snell gathered in a 35-yard Parker punt at his 45, got loose down the sidelines, cut back at about the Carolina 30 and went all the way. But a clip was obvious. The Seminoles got penalized to the Carolina 45.

Three passes missed. Carrell punted to the 17.

Suggs passed to Jim Mitchell for 12, to Jackie Brown for 12 more to the 41. The defense stopped the movement there.

Parker punted, Snell tucked it in, and picked his way down the sidelines on a 51-yard return to the Carolina 29 with 1:44 left in the half.

In came Tommy Warren at quarterback.

Six plays brought a touchdown.

First play, Warren faded, threw deep, toward a streaking Paul Magalski, who had beaten his defender. But lo, Magalski fell just before reaching for the ball at the goal line.

Offsides costs the Seminoles five.

Warren threw a bullet-like pass to Smith, 18 yards and a first down at the 16. Then the quarterback got caught for a loss of five. A pass missed. Third down, and Warren fired to Rhett Dawson at the one-yard line for a touchdown. A defender was there and pulled Dawson back to the one after he had moved over the goal, but an official had signalled him in.

Frank Fontes kicked the point for a 7-7 deadlock with 1:12 remaining until intermission.

Florida State was getting sharp pass defense, and Suggs couldn't move the Gamecocks from their 31. The Seminoles got the ball at their 40 following a punt as the clock showed 32 seconds.

Warren couldn't find a catcher, ran instead, out of bounds at the Carolina 46. But Warren was hurt a little as he colided with a Carolina assistant coach out of bounds.

Gary Huff went in at quarterback after a time out. His pass went astray and Florida State was taxed back to its 39 with a charge of having an illegal receiver downfield. Huff got swamped for a loss of six as time ran out.

At this point the Seminoles had drawn 77 yards in penalties, the Gamecocks just 16. Florida State had 131 yards of offense including 106 passing, and South Carolina 107, with 72 running.

The intermittent rain, which had stopped after a few minutes in the first quarter, fell a little at halftime as the Gamecocks band did its homecoming things.

It had stopped when Carroll Jones returned the kickoff 24 yards to the 25 for the Gamecocks. Chuck Mimms rammed for three, then got loose for 13 to the 40 - but fumbled. And Steve Gildea was there to claim the ball for Florida State.

Right away Warren hit Gaydos with an 18-yard toss at the 22. Bailey, on a sweep, was just short of a first down at the 12. A pass missed. Bailey rammed to a first down at the seven. Again Bailey, reaching the four.

Faking, Warren kept and scored easily by going wide and cutting in. Fontes kicked the point for 14-7.

Fontes kicked off into the end zone. But the Gamecocks couldn't move beyond the 28. Parker punted and Snell sped 15 yards with the ball to the Carolina 47. Had Ron Wallace made the block he tried to make, the slippery Snell likely would have gone the distance.

Warren's 13-yard pass to Dawson reached the 30. But on third down at the 25 Warren was nailed on the 35. Fontes entered for a 52-yard field goal try. It was short, with Dick Harris fielding it and getting stuck downfield at the 12.

Suggs passed to Mike Haggard at the 25. But Clint Parker raced in to deck Suggs for a loss of eight on the next play. Soon another punt, with the Seminoles beginning this time at their 32. Warren lost eight, then got shook up on a following pass that fell incomplete, had to leave the game.

The Seminoles got penalized five for delay. On third and 25, Huff threw and the ball touched an illegal receiver. The Seminoles were penalized to their 14.

Carrell punted out nicely, all the way to Carolina's 43.

On successive plays, Suggs was socked for losses of eight by Gildea and eight by Shaw and Wallace.

Another punt and a Florida State start at its 35.

Warren, back in, passed to Tyson at the 45, short of the first down that Bailey picked up a play later on a run to the 47. James Jarrett rambled to the Carolina 43. Warren passed to Bailey at the 35.

Soon after the fourth quarter opened it came up fourth down and a yard and a half to go. The Seminoles gambled. Jarrett, on a pitchout, made it to the 31.

Then Munroe broke wide on a sweep, 17 yards to the 14. Munroe lost two before Warren passed to Dawson for a first down at the four. Munroe gained a yard and Magalski lost one. Bailey slammed up the middle, was stopped six inches short. Fourth down, and Bailey got across - if barely - hitting the left side. Fontes kicked for 21-7.

Harris lit out with the kickoff just over the goal and skipped to his 42 before Giles stopped him.

Then came Wallace, striking Suggs for a loss of nine. Two plays later Wallace got him again, for a loss back to the 29. Punting time again, and FSU was forced to start from its 16.

A 12-yard Munroe run reached the 30. But shortly FSU kicked, and Roger Minor knocked Harris for a loss of 10 on the return.

South Carolina now stood on its own 16.

Jackie Young replaced Suggs at quarterback. The Gamecocks probed to the 37. Faking a punt on fourth down, Parker passed - and James Thomas broke it up.

Florida State took over and, on Warren's running, reached the 20 before running out of gas, yeilded the ball to the Gamecocks there when a fourth-down run failed. The clock showed 1:36 left.

With the help of two pass-interference calls, South Carolina managed a touchdown with 48 seconds remaining.

Young passed 22 yards to Mitchell, 10 to Sims, 16 more to Mitchell down at the FSU 32.

With 1:08 left one pass-interference call brought a first down at the 18. Three plays later another such call got a first down at the 14. After missing on the one, Young threw to Doug Hamrick for a touchdown on a 14-yard play.

The Gamecocks tried for two, and Mitchell dropped Young's pass, leaving it 28-13.

Carolina tried an onside kick, with Florida State claiming it at the Gamecocks' 48. Warren kept the ball for three plays as time ran out.

The Seminoles happily swept Coach Bill Peterson off his feet, carried him to midfield to say hello again to his old mentor, Paul Dietzel, whom he had just beaten for the fifth straight time.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

2nd   0- 7  Opp, 5, pass (kick), 12:03
      7- 7  Rhett Dawson, 21, pass from Tommy Warren (Frank Fontes, kick), 1:12 
3rd  14- 7  Tommy Warren, 5, run (Frank Fontes, kick), 12:10
     14- 7  Frank Fontes, 52, field goal failed, 6:47 
4th  21- 7  Tom Bailey, 1, run (Frank Fontes, kick), 10:42
     21-13  Opp, 14, pass (pass failed), 0:48 

FSU OPP First downs 18 13 Rushes-yards 51-105 34- 58 Passing 169 148 Att-Comp-Int 33-17-0 33-15-1 Total Yards 84-274 67-206 Punt Returns 10-102 5-18 Kickoff Returns 2-38 3-83 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 9-39.6 11-38.1 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 11-101 2-16 Attendance 42,537 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Arthur Munroe 14- 56 Tom Bailey 12- 29 James Jarrett 8- 29 Tommy Warren 11- 3 Paul Magalski 3- 2 Gary Huff 3- -14 Receiving Rhett Dawson 5- 72 Jim Tyson 3- 24 Kent Gaydos 2- 20 Barry Smith 1- 18 Tom Bailey 2- 14 Gary Parris 2- 11 James Jarrett 2- 10 Passing Tommy Warren 13- 7-0-102 Gary Huff 20-10-0- 67 Punt Return David Snell 10- 102 Kickoff Return David Snell 1- 26 Eddie McMillan 1- 12 Punting Duane Carrell 9- 356 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Eddie McMillan . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Steve Gildea . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .


10/30/1970, CORAL GABLES, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/31/1970, page 12, by Bill McGrotha

MIAMI, FL, October 30, 1970 - Breaking off sweeping runs of 38 and 57 yards in an explosive third quarter, Tom Bailey became Florida State's all-time top runner as the Seminoles ran over Miami's football team 27-3 here Friday night.

Only 24,168 fans showed up in the Orange Bowl to see the Seminoles beat Miami for the fifth straight time - and most of that number were long gone before the finish.

Bailey gained 114 yards in eight carries to push his career yardage to 1,598, surpassing the 1,580 that little Fred Pickard ran up from 1957 through 1959.

A 215-pound senior from nearby Coral Gables, Bailey had run just three times for six yards in the first half as the Seminoles managed just 21 yards on the ground.

It was a rather frustrating first half for both teams. Miami never got beyond the Seminoles' 35, and Florida State had a bare 6-0 lead on two field goals by Frank Fontes.

In its only real display of offense all evening, Miami drove 96 yards to a field goal early in the third quarter, trimming the score to an uncomfortable 6-3.

Then, in rapid success, the Seminoles scored on Tommy Warren's 10-yard pass to Barry Smith after Bailey's 57-yarder set it up, on David Snell's 1-yard run shortly after Rhett Dawson's sensational catch of a Warren pass picked up 43 yards, and on James Thomas' 29-yard runback of an interception.

The Seminoles had secretly shifted Snell from his defensive-backfield spot to a running-back role during the practice week. In an odd coincidence, Miami had a strikingly similar idea - moving defensive back Tony Stawarz to running back. Snell netted just 10 yards in 10 tries, Stawarz only six in five runs.

Fontes kicked a 35-yard field goal in the first quarter, a 28-yarder late in the second quarter. He missed attempts from 37, 54 and 42 yards, with the latter effort blocked. His 54-yarder barely missed, hitting the crossbars and bouncing back.

It may have been a costly victory for the Seminoles. Defensive end Ron Wallace suffered a shoulder separation in the first quarter and will be out indefinitely. His replacement, Larry Strickland who had just returned after injuring a shoulder in the Florida game, was reinjured also.

Right offensive tackle Joe Strickler was another casualty with a sprained knee.

The Seminoles ran up 408 yards on offense, with 298 passing, versus Miami's 282, of which 167 came on the ground.

Warren hit on 12 of 26 throws for 203 yards, understudy Gary Huff - who came on in the last quarter - four of six for 95.

The Seminoles had some brilliant pass-catching, with Dawson coming up with five receptions for 93 yards, Smith with five for 80.

It wasn't so much mistakes that hampered Miami's attack as it was tough Florida State defense. A press box accounting had linebacker Theron Bass leading the Seminoles with 11 tackles. UM wasn't able to run with any consistancy, and when Kelly Cochrane tried to pass he generally found the Seminoles equally alert on that phase of defense.

Once again Duane Carrell kept an opponent rather well backed up with his punting, with his 36.8 average on six boots deceptive. Miami's Pat Barrett averaged 42.1 on 10 but the Seminoles blocked one of his efforts in the final minute. The Seminoles ran them back rather well. Snell returned six for 46 yards, Thomas one for 22.

It was Thomas' return that paved Florida State's first field goal. A little while before, the Seminoles missed an opportunity at Miami's 14 following Barry Rice's pass interception, with Fontes missing that 37-yarder. Warren directed an 80-yard movement to the second field goal.

Burgess Owens, the Tallahassee Rickards graduate, was big on defense for Miami in his first start at cornerback. He made several key tackles and clutch plays on pass defense.

For the Seminoles it was their first victory ever on artificial turf and brought their record to 4-3 with three straight home games ahead.

The Seminoles lost no fumbles - neither did Miami - and had just one pass swiped by the Hurricanes. Florida State drew 40 yards in penalties, Miami 30. The Hurricanes succeeded in controlling the ball, 86 plays to 69.

Three quick touchdowns in the third quarter pried apart a tight tussle, and Florida State cut down Miami's football team here Friday night 27-3.

Never behind, the Seminoles nursed a 6-0 halftime lead on two Frank Fontes field goals. Miami had just narrowed it to 6-3 before the Seminoles erupted on Tommy Warren's 10-yard pass to Barry Smith, David Snell's 1-yard run and James Thomas' 29-yard sprint with an intercepted pass.

Some Florida State fans would have figured a couple of minus factors before the kickoff. First, the Seminoles were playing on artificial turf, and they had never previously won on the stuff. Second, the players were clad in the Garnet jersies, and in recent years Florida State had lost more then it has won in these. The Seminoles normally wear white jersies, but the home team took white this time.

But there was a plus in the presence of the Florida State band. With the notable exception of some in Gainesville, the Seminoles have rarely lost a real game when the "Marching Chiefs" made the trip.

It was a reasonably pleasant evening, 78-degree weather, no wind.

Miami won the toss, and received the opening kickoff, and started at its 25 after a 20-yard runback.

Sonny Nordy's sweep for six, Tom Sullivan's catch of a Kelly Cochrane pass for six more keyed a push to the 39, where Cochrane failed on a couple of throws. Pat Barrett punted, and the Seminoles began on their 29.

Tommy Warren misfired on two passes. Duane Carrell punted to Miami's 30. Two runs and a futile pass netted just two yards, and Barrett punted to FSU's 25.

Mike Riley came perilously close to intercepting a Warren screen pass that might have meant a touchdown. Next play Warren tossed over the middle 23 yards to James Jarrett at the FSU 49. But a quick Miami defender struck down Jarrett for a loss of five, and then the Seminoles got penalized five. On third down Rhett Dawson caught a pass at the Miami 48 but it wasn't enough. Carrell punted out of bounds at the 15.

Two runs got just a yard. Cochrane dropped back to throw and Ronnie Wallace got to him, deflecting his arm, just as he let loose. Linebacker Barry Rice intercepted and put the Seminoles in business at the 14.

But Bailey got chopped down for no gain on a sweep. Mike Barnes then raced in and decked Warren - trying to pass - for a loss of seven.

Burgess Owens, the Tallahassee Rickards boy starting his first game, broke up - almost intercepted - Warren's not-long-enough throw to Dawson in the end zone.

Frank Fontes missed on a 37-yard try for a field goal.

A holding penalty soon set Miami back on its 10, and the Hurricanes couldn't maneuver beyond the 11. Barrett punted, David Snell tucked it in, then handed to James Thomas on the reverse, and it was a 23-yard runback to the Miami 30.

Barry Smith couldn't quite get to a Warren "bomb" in the end zone. Tom Bailey, on a pitchout, got four. Gary Parris pulled in a Warren pass at the 15. Bailey got two. As Warren tried to pitch out, he got hit, bringing a fumble that Bailey covered for a 5-yard loss. A pass missed.

On fourth down Fontes put through a 35-yard field goal for 3-0.

Miami began at its 29 after the kickoff, and started to move. Van Golmont caught a 14-yard pass at the 40 as the quarter ended.

Best ran for eight, and Golmont grabbed a 13-yard toss at the FSU 40. On third down Richard Amman rapped Cochrane for a loss of 10 back at the 48, forcing a punt that rolled into the end zone.

The Seminoles got nowhere. Carrell punted to Miami's 43. Chuck Foreman's running led to the FSU 45. The Seminoles stiffened, and Barrett punted again into the end zone.

With Warren struck for a loss of four, the Seminoles soon kicked from their own 16. Carrell set the Hurricanes back on their 47.

Bruce Bishop grabbed a Cochrane pass for 15 at the Florida State 36, but Miami got no further. Once more a punt went into the end zone.

Warren flipped a pass to Dawson for seven, then threw a 22-yard toss to Smith at the 49. Kent Gaydos caught a 9-yarder at the Miami 42. Then Smith made a dandy grab of a Warren toss, 26 yards to the 16.

David Snell, on his first turn as a running back, got to the 12 in two tries. Owens broke up what would have been a touchdown.

Fontes kicked a 28-yard field goal for 6-0 with 3:11 left in the half.

Miami brought in John Hornibrook at quarterback.

Bill Lohse wrecked a screen pass to John Watson, the tight end, throwing the receiver for a loss of four. Barrett punted to FSU's 37 with 1:26 to go.

Warren immediately hit a wide-open Dawson with a pass and he rambled to Miami's 14 - but a flag was down, and Florida State got penalized back at its 22 for holding.

On third down, needing 19, Warren kept, ran wide and picked his way for 22 to the 50.

With 39 seconds left Dawson caught a 17-yarder for a first down at the 32. But Jarrett, trying to go wide, found nothing open and was pulled down for a loss of six. Two passes fell astray.

Fontes attempted a 54-yard field goal. So close. It hit the crossbar on the goalpost and bounded back onto the playing field.

Miami had time for three quick plays, that accomplished naught, before the horn went off.

Each team, at this point, had six first downs, Miami 90 yards, Florida State 148 - of which 127 came on Warren's eight completions on 19 tries.

Florida State found itself in a hole at its 14 after Snell got just 10 yards on the third-quarter kickoff runback.

But Bailey swept left, found room, cut back right and rambled for 38 yards to Miami's 48 on the first play from scrimmage.

Warren pitched to Dawson for 15 at the 33. Snell got four in two cracks. Then Warren overthrew a receiver and Kurt Schottenheimer had an easy interception at the four.

On third down, needing 10, Sullivan sprung loose up the middle for 34 yards to the 38 before Thomas ran him down.

Best's running led to the 50. On third-and-six Cochrane passed to Golmont at the 24. On third-and-nine he again found Golmont, at the 10.

Amman sparked a stand against two Miami runs that reached the 6 1/2. Clint Parker broke up Cochrane's end-zone pass.

On fourth down Mike Cummins kicked a 24-yard field goal to cut the score to 6-3.

The Seminoles bounced right back.

John Lanahan brought a short kickoff back 16 yards to the 37. A "bomb" was just off Dawson's fingertips down about the Miami 30.

Then Bailey, again on a sweep to the left, flew down the sidelines for 57 yards. Owens finally brought him down at the six.

A pitchout to Snell lost four.

But Warren threw and Smith made a leaping catch behind the defender in the end zone for six points. Fontes kicked for 13-3.

Miami soon punted, and Florida State started anew on its 30.

A pass to Smith gained to the 39 and Bailey romped to the 47. Then Dawson tucked in a sensational fingertips grab and streaked for 53 yards to the Miami 10.

Bailey rammed to the five. Snell to the one. On third down Snell scored off the right side. Fontes made it 20-3.

A fumbling kickoff return put Miami at its 15.

Third down at the 20, and Cochrane's pass was right into the hands of James Thomas, who scooted 29 yards down the sidelines for a touchdown on the last play of the third quarter. Fontes added another point and suddenly it was 27-3.

Miami probed to its 48, got set back to its 33 for holding. Then down came Brennan on an end-around play, rambling 38 yards to FSU's 29. A personal-foul call against the Seminoles moved Miami on to the 16. The Seminoles held, took over at the 19.

Gary Huff entered at quarterback. First play he threw long to Mike Gray, a 43-yard gainer to Miami's 38.

Gaydos soon caught a Huff pass at the 16, but Huff lost 14 trying to throw again. Gaydos caught a third-down pass at the 15. Fontes tried another field goal. Chuck Rickard blocked it.

The two teams swapped the ball on punts the rest of the way, with no real threat by either until the final 51 seconds when Tom White blocked a Miami punt to give the Seminoles a shot from the Hurricanes' 20.

But Huff was socked for a loss trying to throw. On the closing play the Seminoles elected to let Paul Magalski run and he lost a couple.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

1st   0- 0  Frank Fontes, 37, field goal failed, 5:18 
      3- 0  Frank Fontes, 35, field goal, 1:48 
2nd   6- 0  Frank Fontes, 28, field goal, 3:11 
      6- 0  Frank Fontes, 54, field goal failed, 0:16 
3rd   6- 3  Opp, 24, field goal, 7:11 
     13- 3  Barry Smith, 10, pass from Tommy Warren (Frank Fontes, kick), 5:47 
     20- 3  David Snell, 1, run (Frank Fontes, kick), 0:58 
     27- 3  J.T. Thomas, 29, interception return (Frank Fontes, kick), 0:00 
4th  27- 3  Frank Fontes, 32, field goal blocked, 9:27 

FSU OPP First downs 15 16 Rushes-yards 37-110 50-167 Passing 298 115 Att-Comp-Int 32-16-1 36-12-2 Total Yards 69-408 86-282 Punt Returns 7-68 1-3 Kickoff Returns 2-26 6-139 Interception Ret. 2-34 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 6-36.8 11-38.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 4-0 Penalties-Yds 4-40 3-30 Attendance 24,168 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tom Bailey 8- 114 Tommy Warren 7- 12 David Snell 10- 10 John Lanahan 1- 6 Paul Magalski 1- 1 James Jarrett 5- -3 Gary Huff 5- -30 Receiving Rhett Dawson 5- 93 Barry Smith 5- 80 Kent Gaydos 3- 47 Mike Gray 1- 43 James Jarrett 1- 23 Gary Parris 1- 12 Passing Tommy Warren 26-12-1-203 Gary Huff 6- 4-0- 95 Punt Return David Snell 6- 46 J.T. Thomas 1- 22 Kickoff Return John Lanahan 1- 16 David Snell 1- 10 Punting Duane Carrell 6- 221 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Theron Bass 11 . 11 . . . . . . . . . Eddie McMillan 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Bill Lohse 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Richard Amman 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Bill Shaw 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Buddy Gridley 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Dan Whitehurst 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Beryl Rice 3 . 3 . . 1- 4 . . . . . . Tom White 3 . 3 . . . . . . . 1 . Robert McEachern 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . J.T. Thomas 2 . 2 . . 1- 30 . . . . . . Benny Rust 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Robert Ashmore 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Clint Parker 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . John Montgomery 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Howell 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gildea 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Barry Rice 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ron Wallace 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mike Gray 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Larry Strickland 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .


11/07/1970, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 11/8/1970, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL, November 7, 1970 - Clemson threw more passes (48) and completed more (25) than any football team ever had against Florida State, but the Seminoles' own versatile aerial game was much the difference here Saturday night as they cut down the battling Tigers 38-13.

Ahead all the way, but not comfortably, Florida State salted away its fifth victory in eight starts with scoring bombs to Barry Smith in the fourth quarter.

The Miami sophomore scored on a 57-yarder with Tommy Warren on the throwing end, and on a 29-yarder pitched by Gary Huff.

Earlier the Tribe got a touchdown on Tom Bailey's surprise halfback-pass to Rhett Dawson, a 9-yard play. A bit later Warren teamed with Kent Gaydos on a 28-yard touchdown pass.

The Seminoles got nine points on field goals by Frank Fontes, two of 32 yards and one of 23. Two more points came on a safety when a snap from center sailed over a punter's head and out of the end zone.

Trailing 22-3 just before intermission, Clemson scored on the last play of the half on a 46-yard field goal by Eddie Seigler, his second in as many tries.

That long effort appeared to spur the Tigers, and they came out tough in the third quarter, scored on Tommy Kendrick's 6-yard pass to Jim McMakin to cut it to 22-13 and generally moved the ball well throughout the last half.

Florida State hung up 341 yards passing, just 107 on the ground. Warren hit on 11 of 22 throws for 260. Dawson caught seven for 151, Gaydos three for 84. Smith's two touchdown catches were his only receptions of the evening.

Kendrick, a slender 6-1 junior, threw all of Clemson's passes, getting 237 yards out of his 25 completions.

The Seminoles kept Clemson defenders reasonably honest with the running of Bailey and James Jarrett, each of whom picked up 42 yards.

Fullback Ray Yauger ran 25 times for the Tigers, gaining 85 yards, but Clemson netted only 92 on the ground.

Clemson was left with a 3-6 record, and it was Florida State's 18th success in 20 tries against Atlantic Coast Conference opposition during Bill Peterson's coaching time.

The Tigers managed to control the football 88 plays to 66, but the Seminoles frequently made quick work of their offensive maneuvering.

Don Kelley, Clemson's dangerous runback artist, found himself checked all evening. The Tigers were able to return only two of Duane Carrell's five punts, got 16 yards out of them. Carrell averaged 44.6 yards per boot.

There were few errors by either side. Clemson's lone touchdown was paved by recovery of a Florida State fumble at the Seminoles' 29. But the Tribe lost no others. Clemson picked off one FSU pass; the Seminoles swiped two. Florida State was penalized 71 yards, Clemson 47.

It was the third straight success for the Seminoles, who play Virginia Tech in a homecoming game here next Saturday, follow with another home game against Kansas State before closing at Tampa on Thanksgiving night against Houston.

A crowd of 25,176 watched on a cool, clear evening as the Seminoles put 10 points on the board in their first two turns with the football.

Clemson's defensive setup seemed to dare Warren to throw long, and he wasn't long doing. A 45-yard throw to Gaydos at the eight paved the first touchdown that came soon after on Bailey's toss.

Two quick scoring bombs in the last quarter pulled Florida State home free Saturday night as the Seminoles got by a fighting Clemson football team 38-13.

The Seminoles, nursing a 25-13 lead, were breathing a little hard in the fourth quarter with the Tigers on the move.

But they withstood two fourth-down efforts by Clemson, one at their 4-yard line, the other at their 43.

First play after the last stand Tommy Warren found Barry Smith with a pass that brought on a 57-yard play.

A bit later Smith scored on a 29-yard toss from Gary Huff.

Clemson got the first turn with the football on a cool, fair and relatively windless evening, winning the coin toss and choosing to receive.

Bob Bosler provided reasonable field position with a 24-yard kickoff return to the 32. The running game got eight yards before Jack Anderson punted.

In whipped Beryl Rice to partially block the boot, with the ball going 22 yards to FSU's 38.

On third down, after missing his first two completion bids, Tommy Warren threw again. The ball zipped out of the hands of Gary Parris and into those of Rhett Dawson, a 25-yard gain to Clemson's 37.

Two runs reached the 31, and Warren passed to Dawson for a first down at the 24. Then Bailey bounced up the middle to the 12. But on the next play blitzing linebacker Larry Hefner nabbed Bailey for a 5-yard loss. James Jarrett got two on a run, and a pass went astray.

On fourth down Frank Fontes kicked a 32-yard field goal for 3-0.

Clemson got nothing on the next series. A punt took a reverse bounce, netting just 16 yards. The Seminoles had the ball on their 47.

First play Warren unloaded a bomb, right on target to Kent Gaydos, who pulled it in for a 45-yard pickup to the Clemson eight.

After Bailey lost a yard, he took another handoff from Warren, moved to his left and threw to Dawson in the end zone for six points. Fontes kicked for 10-0.

Clemson began on its 20, and moved vigorously.

Tommy Kendricks' pass was deflected by the Seminoles' Bill Loshe, and into the mitts of Clemson end Brad O'Neal 20 yards to the 40.

Ray Yaugar ran three times for nine, two and 13 yards to Florida State's 36.

On third down, pass-interference was ruled on Beryl Rice, defending against John McMakin, at the 26. Third down again, and Kendrick passed to wide-open Bobby Johnson at the eight.

Yauger got four. Next play Bill Shaw got to Yauger, tackling him for a yard loss. An end-zone pass was a bit high.

Eddie Seigler kicked a 22-yard field goal, narrowing things to 10-3.

With Jarrett sweeping twice, for seven and 10 yards, the Tribe moved from its 29 to 46. The effort stalled there and Duane Carrell punted to the 23.

As the second quarter opened, Clemson punted, putting the Seminoles at their 33.

Warren passed to Gaydos for 12. Jarrett, on the draw, got to Clemson's 47, and Bailey struck for 14 to the 33.

Third and five at the 28, and Warren threw over the middle to the 6-6 Gaydos who grabbed the ball at the 12, stumbled, regained his footing and scooted into the end zone for the touchdown. Fontes converted for 17-3.

Spurred by Yauger's running and a 16-yard pass catch by O'Neal, Clemson moved from its 12 to 46 before punting.

On first down at the 33, Warren threw long. Ben Anderson intercepted, returned it 16 yards to Clemson's 43.

The Tigers probed to FSU's 45, no further. A punt placed FSU at the 26. Soon Carrell replied with a 57-yard punt that a Tiger returned to his 24, but a flag fell, and a clipping call pushed Clemson back to the 13. Third down at the 20, and Beryl Rice dashed through to rack Kendrick, who fumbled. Teammate Jim Dorn recovered at the eight.

Clemson's 274-pound guard Dave Thompson, who shifts to center for snaps, got off a high one that sailed through a leaping Jack Anderson's hands, out of the end zone for a safety that made it 19-3.

Clemson's free kick from its 20 sailed out of bounds, bringing on another from the 15 that David Snell ran back 17 yards to Clemson's 46 with 1:29 remaining in the half.

Dawson caught a 16-yard toss from Warren. Then Warren threw to Parris at the 18. Seconds later Parris dropped a third-down pass at the five, trying to move to the end zone too quickly, fourth down, 32 seconds left, and Fontes put through another 32-yard field goal for 22-3.

The Seminoles went with an onsides kick by the tricky Fontes. It was perfect, but a couple of Seminoles failed to get to the ball before it went out of bounds at the Clemson 42, and it went to the Tigers there.

On second down Kendrick found McMakin with a 26-yard toss at the Florida State 29. Three seconds remained as the Tigers called timeout.

Sigler trotted in for a 46-yard try at a 3-pointer.

On the last play of the half, the ball hit the crossbar, then bounced over - good. That cut it to 22-6.

At this point Warren had completed eight of 18 passes for 145 yards, but the Seminoles showed just 64 on running plays - supposedly Clemson's most vulnerable area.

Eddie McMillan's 25-yard runback with the second-half kickoff put the Seminoles in business at their 41.

Jarrett, in two runs, cracked to the 48. Dawson caught a 13-yard pass at the Clemson 39. Bailey gained the 35, but on third down Warren was tossed for a loss of 13 by linebacker Jim Sursavage. Carrell's punt rolled into the end zone.

From the 20, Yauger ran for 10. Kendrick fired a pass to McMakin for 12. But Clemson came up short at the FSU 49 and punted, Snell taking it in at the 22.

On third-and-one Bailey fumbled, and Clemson's Hefner recovered at Florida State's 29.

A screen pass to Dick Bukowsky picked up 10. Yauger pounded for three. O'Neal caught a pass just short of the nine, and Yauger made it a first down there on a less-than-a-yard run.

Yauger pushed to the six on the following play. Kendrick faked a move to the right, turned toward his left and passed to McMakin, lonesome in the end zone, for the touchdown. Seigler's point kick made it 22-13.

The Tribe started at its 22 after the kickoff. Jarrett got tagged for a loss of four. But Warren squirmed away from a blitzing defender on the next play, picked his way for 23 yards to the 41.

Then Warren promptly faded and threw long to Dawson, who caught the ball at Clemson's 14, a 45-yard play. Bailey carried three straight times, and the Seminoles were short at the seven.

Fourth down, and Fontes kicked a 23-yard field goal for 25-13.

From the 28 following the kickoff, Clemson moved briskly. A pass-interference call at the 34 on third down ignited a push. A screen pass to Dick Bukowsky gained the 42. A Yauger run and a short pass reached the 50. On third and five, Kendrick uncorked a pass that O'Neal caught, 24 yards to the 26.

And soon O'Neal caught a 10-yarder for a first down at the eight. But Jack Anderson got only a yard, Kendrick just three to the four on a keeper, and a pass was broken up by Bill Lohse.

On 4th-and-four Clemson went for it. Kendrick passing. James Thomas with John Montgomery right with him, broke it up at the goal line in the early moments of the fourth quarter.

Three runs got the Tribe to the 10, and Carrell punted a 46-yarder. Clemson had a shot from its 50.

It came to 4th-and-three at the 43. Clemson gambled, and Clint Parker broke up the pass.

That did it.

Warren went back, threw deep, and Barry Smith got it at about the 18, raced on into the end zone - a touchdown on a 57-yard play that with Fontes' boot, brought the score to 32-13.

The Seminoles had to kick off from their 25, penalized 15 for "unsportsmanlike conduct" as Smith tossed the ball exuberently into the air after the touchdown.

Clemson soon punted, got penalized for interfering with an intended punt-catcher, and the Seminoles had a chance from the Clemson 49.

Gary Huff entered at quarterback. A personal-foul call against the Seminoles loused up the opportunity.

But on Clemson's next series Ron Ratliff intercepted a Kendrick deep throw at the Florida State 34.

Huff threw a 38-yarder to Dawson, and the Tigers were penalized down to their 15 for a foul. Back at the 29 following a clipping call, Huff threw to Smith who skipped into the end zone for his second touchdown.

Fontes' point try was blocked, leaving it 38-13 with 6:02 left.

With a bit over four minutes left, Steve Gildea picked up a short Clemson punt and ran it back 43 yards to the Tigers five. But a clipping call knocked the Tribe back to the 17.

Snell ran for two before Huff missed on three straight passes. Clemson took over at the 15 with 3:03 to go.

And the rest was not much.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

1st   3- 0  Frank Fontes, 32, field goal, 9:38 
     10- 0  Rhett Dawson, 9, pass from Tom Bailey (Frank Fontes, kick), 7:48 
     10- 3  Opp, 22, field goal, 3:06 
2nd  17- 3  Kent Gaydos, 28, pass from Tommy Warren (Frank Fontes, kick), 11:47
     19- 3  Team, safety, 1:35 
            Note: Center snapped the ball through the end zone.         
     22- 3  Frank Fontes, 32, field goal, 0:32 
     22- 6  Opp, 46, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  22-13  Opp, 6, pass (kick), 5:47 
     25-13  Frank Fontes, 23, field goal, 2:42 
4th  32-13  Barry Smith, 57, pass from Tommy Warren (Frank Fontes, kick), 8:28 
     38-13  Barry Smith, 29, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick blocked), 6:02 

FSU OPP First downs 16 20 Rushes-yards 36-107 40- 92 Passing 341 237 Att-Comp-Int 30-15-1 48-25-2 Total Yards 66-448 88-329 Punt Returns 1-48 2-16 Kickoff Returns 4-80 8-124 Interception Ret. 2-0 1-16 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 5-44.6 8-25.9 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0 Penalties-Yds 6-71 4-47 Attendance 25,176 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tom Bailey 14- 42 James Jarrett 12- 42 Tommy Warren 5- 11 Paul Magalski 2- 7 David Snell 2- 5 Gary Huff 1- 0 Receiving Rhett Dawson 7- 151 Barry Smith 2- 86 Kent Gaydos 3- 85 Gary Parris 1- 11 Don Pederson 1- 7 Tom Bailey 1- 1 Passing Tommy Warren 22-11-1-260 Gary Huff 7- 3-0- 72 Tom Bailey 1- 1-0- 9 Punt Return Steve Gildea 1- 48 Kickoff Return Eddie McMillan 2- 46 David Snell 2- 34 Punting Duane Carrell 5- 223 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Robert Ashmore . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Ron Ratliff . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Beryl Rice . . . . . . . . . 1 1 . Team . . . . . . . . . . . 1


11/14/1970, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 11/15/1970, page 1C, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL, November 14, 1970 - Up and down the field, up and down the field...Florida State's offense ran itself to a sweet state of exhilrated exhaustion here Saturday afternoon as it struck for 608 and the Seminoles' biggest-ever football victory over Virginia Tech, 34-8.

It was Tommy Warren, almost flawless on this day, quarterbacking Bill Peterson's team to its fourth straight triumph and a 6-3 record that with Kansas State and Houston remaining, assured a winning season.

Only the spectacular punting of Jack Simcsak averted a much greater disaster for the troubled Gobblers, who figure to lose their coach of 10 seasons, Jerry Claiborne, after next week's game against VMI.

The Seminoles had to work for the points they got. Their scoring drives, in succession, covered 82, 82, 72, 91 and 95 yards.

In between David Snell returned a second-half kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown. A coordinated beauty of a run paved early by John Lanahan's crushing block.

Peterson surprised Tech with some triple-option doings that helped raise Florida State's running game from the dead.

Tech was never in it after the early going.

Ahead 17-0 at halftime, the Seminoles pushed it to 34-0 before Tech got on the board with 1:50 left in the game.

A homecoming crowd of 25,291 whooped it up all the way after braving a heavy threat of rain. It rained for more than two hours Saturday morning, but it stayed dry, under overcast skies, during the game.

Warren's running and passing alone accounted for almost 400 yards. The kid that some say can't throw a lick hit 18 of 27 throws for 285 yards and two touchdowns. He ran for 99 more. His pass protection was magnificent.

The Seminoles' first touchdown was a 1-yard toss to James Jarrett, the second on an 8-yarder to Rhett Dawson, the third on Snell's dazzling runback, and the fourth on Paul Magalski's 1-yard plunge.

And Frank Fontes, kicking field goals of 32 and 39 yards, broke a school record for most 3-pointers in a season. He's kicked 12 in 22 tries now, and has surpassed the record 11 Grant Guthrie made a year ago.

Dawson was again a super receiver, pulling in eight for 131 yards. No fewer than four other Seminoles caught three apiece.

With Magalski running for 70 yards and Tom Bailey for 43, the Seminoles stomped out 265 on the ground.

Simcsak, big pro prospect, punted nine times and had a whopping 44.1 average. At that he was only a shade better than FSU's Duane Carrell, who averaged 43 on three boots.

The outcome did everything to enhance what long-shot chance Florida State has of realizing its objective of a bid to somebody's bowl. It also evened the all-time series with the vexing Gobblers at 7-7-1.

Tech managed to recover four Florida State fumbles but none were big game factors really - unless you count the one at the Seminoles' 39 that led to the Gobblers' lone touchdown. The Seminoles lost no passes to Tech, while Florida State stole one.

The Gobblers opened with senior Gil Schwabe at quarterback, but soon shifted to 6-5 sophomore Don Strock. Tech got its TD on Strock's 9-yard pass to Nick Colobro, added a 2-pointer on Strock's toss to Bruce Denardo.

In the late action, against Florida State reserves, Strock ran well, picked up 69 yards - same total as primary runner Perry Tiberio.

The Seminoles worked ball control, 80 plays to 68, got penalized 87 yards to Tech's 52.

Florida State's 608 yards approached the school-record 626 hung up in a losing game to Memphis State last season. The 26-points margin of victory topped the previous high of 23 against Tech in the 38-15 triumph back in 1967 - last time the Seminoles won against this team.

Defensively, in the clutch, the Seminoles thwarted their foe throughout. Tech managed just 89 yards passing out of a 320 offensive total.

Florida State has seldom appeared more ready for a game. The Seminoles had some notable blocking going for them, in addition to rugged defensive work.

Employing some elements of the tricky triple-option offense, Florida State's football team found a number of doors open here Saturday afternoon and clobbered Virginia Tech 34-8.

With Tommy Warren manipulating, the Seminoles utilized the surprise plays sparingly but effectively - particularly in the early going.

But in the end it was that old reliable tactic of Florida State - the forward pass - that contributed most to one of the Seminoles' most satisfing afternoons.

Perhaps not since Steve Tensi was quarterbacking back in 1964 have the Semionoles had such protection for the passer as Warren got Saturday. His throws, along with his running, was simply too much for the defensive-minded Gobblers to handle.

Rain that had started about 9:30 a.m. and persisited, stopped shortly after the noon hour, and the homecoming crowd sat under gray skies and watched the action on a thoroughly soaked field.

Tech won the toss, received, and Rich Matijevich gave the Gobblers a big start with an up-the-middle runback of the kickoff, 41 yards to Tech's 44.

First play, Gil Schwabe unloaded a screen pass to Mike Burnop, the tight end. The play knocked off 16 yards, but Tech was caught clipping. That set the Gobblers back to their 34. On second down Jimmy Quinn's 12-yard sweep gained the 50, but Perry Tiberio got slung for a loss of three by Bill Shaw and Bill Lohse. David Snell returned Tech's punt 17 yards to the 26.

Warren flipped a swing pass to James Jarrett, and it was a 22-yard pickup to the 48. On a triple-option keeper, Warren danced through a hole and maneuvered 19 yards to Tech's 33. Jarrett ran, lost the football, and Lenny Smith recovered for Tech at the 27.

Tech came up short on three runs, and Jack Simcsak punted out of bounds at FSU's 18.

Jarrett got five. Warren passed to Gary Parris, 21 to the 44. Then Warren got loose, rambled for 23 to Tech's 33. Kent Gaydos caught a throw at the 21.

Tom Bailey, on a strong wide run behind a big Roger Minor block, smashed to the four.

Then it got tough. Bailey ran to within a yard and a half of the goal line. On a busted play Bailey lost a half yard. Warren kept, got a half yard. Fourth down, needing one-plus, and the Seminoles went for the TD.

Warren rolled out, shot a low pass to Jarrett, who took it in and stepped easily over the goal. Frank Fontes kicked a point for 7-0.

Quinn fumbled the kickoff, picked it up, got only four yards on the return, to the 16.

Led by Tiberio's running, Tech probed to the 34. On third down Schwabe threw - and Dan Whitehurst intercepted at the 42, managed to get back to the 21, where he fumbled. Steve Maguigan recovered for Tech there.

Helped then by a personal-foul penalty, the Gobblers got up to their 47 before punting, bringing a new Florida State start at its 23. Soon Duane Carrell got off his first punt of the afternoon, and Tech tried from its own 38 just before the quarter ended.

Right shortly Snell returned a deep Simcsak punt 13 yards to the 18, and the Seminoles drove from there to a field goal.

Bailey, on the draw, got 10. Jarrett added five, and Art Munroe 12. After Jarrett got two more, Warren passed to Dawson, 29 yards to Tech's 24.

Warren threw to Smith, out of bounds at the two, but a flag was down and there was a call of an ineligible receiver downfield. Back at the 39, Warren soon passed again to Smith at the 23.

Fourth down there, and Fontes kicked a 39-yard field goal that lifted the score to 10-0.

Tech moved Don Strock in at quarterback, but he couldn't connect on passes. Another punt put the Seminoles at their 28.

They scored in 11 plays.

Warren's swing pass to Jarrett gained 22. Paul Magalski's two runs brought a first down at the Tech 43. Warren, picking his way wide, got 17 to the 26. After holding cost the Seminoles 15, Magalski picked up six. Warren passed to Dawson, 20 yards to the eight.

But Warren got tagged then for a loss of four. Bailey got it back. Third down, and Warren tossed wide to Dawson just before he skipped out of the end zone for a touchdown that, with a Fontes point, made it 17-0 with five minutes left in the half.

They swapped kicks again. Tech got a chance from its 45 after a personal-foul penalty backed up the Seminoles, and Carrell's punt came up a bit short.

Strock kept and penetrated to Florida State's 38. Tiberio slammed for 14 to the 24 on the following play. But an illegal-receiver call on a pass helped stymie the Gobblers. With the ball at the 36, Simcsak on fourth down attempted a 52-yard field goal. No good.

With the seconds running out, Magalski ran three straight times, for 12, 13 and 11 yards, putting the ball at Tech's 44. Two seconds to go and Fontes tried a 61-yard field goal. It was short.

Halftime statistics showed the Seminoles with a whopping 336 yards of offense - including an astounding 194 running. Tech had just 107 all told, just eight passing with one completion in 10 attempts.

Snell cuddled the deep second-half kickoff at the four, moved deliberately on a lateral run until his blocking formed on the right side, got a big assist from John Lanahan who took out a defender at the 15, went down the right sidelines, cut back toward the middle of the field - and had easy sailing for the last 30 years or so, though Shane Gibbs eliminated a man who had a long-shot chance to get him at the 20.

The 96-yard touchdown runback was the longest by a single individual in Florida State history, though the Seminoles have worked laterals involving two men for longer productions.

A point by Fontes and it was 24-0.

Tech stayed on the ground. Tiberio and Strock spurred a charge to FSU's 49. On third down Richard Amman and Shaw swamped Strock, brought on a punt and a beginning at the Florida State nine.

Warren-to-Dawson was good for nine yards, and soon after for 15. On a reverse, Dawson raced for 33 yards to Tech's 28. But it got rubbed out by an illegal-motion assessment. Warren went wide, got a tremendous block from Smith coming back upfield, and sliced off 31 to Tech's 35.

A pass to Gaydos moved the sticks to the 19. The Seminoles bogged down there. Fontes entered and kicked a 32-yard field goal, his 12th of the year for a school record.

A bit later the Seminoles moved from their eight to Tech's 37 on Warren's running and passing plus a holding penalty. But Munroe fumbled hitting up the middle, and Sammy Bria claimed the ball for Tech at the 37.

Quinn's reverse for 10 helped the Gobblers to FSU's 30, but Tiberio fumbled and Amman recovered for Florida State at the FSU 40.

On the opening play of the last quarter Carrell punted 54 yards into the end zone.

From the 20, moving against the Seminoles' reserve defensive line, the Gobblers marched 75 yards to frustration.

Strock passed to Burnop for 16, to Quinn for 27. John Dobbins ran for 13 and a first down on the Florida State 15. On second down Strock got to the six on a keeper. Two cracks at the right side got a foot or so - leaving the Gobblers short.

Warren threw to Gaydos for 19, to Dawson for 22 in a movement to the 50. On third down Dawson caught a 21-yarder at the 27. Two plays later Mike Gray pulled in a 21-yarder at the four. Magalski whammed to the one. Next play Magalski scored off the right side. Fontes swung his toe for 34-0 with something over six minutes remaining.

With 4:50 to go Gary Huff entered at quarterback following a punt. Huff completed a short one but a fumbled pitch brought a Virginia Tech recovery at the FSU 39 with 2:51 left.

Strock soon found Quinn with a 24-yard toss at the nine. Then, on a fake reverse, Strock kept and passed to Nick Colobro in the end zone for the touchdown. On a similar play Strock threw to Bruce Denardo for two points, making it 34-8.

The Seminoles claimed the inevitable onside kick at their 49.

Huff passed to Gray at the 40, then to Jim Tyson at the 15. After losing nine, Huff threw to Tyson again at the 12. Huff kept, got stopped at the 10. On fourth down a Huff pass was in and out of Tyson's hands in the end zone.

And that was soon that.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

1st   7- 0  James Jarrett, 1, pass from Tommy Warren (Frank Fontes, kick), 6:35 
2nd  10- 0  Frank Fontes, 39, field goal, 10:40
     17- 0  Rhett Dawson, 8, pass from Tommy Warren (Frank Fontes, kick), 5:00 
     17- 0  Opp, 52, field goal failed, 0:40 
     17- 0  Frank Fontes, 62, field goal failed, 0:02 
3rd  24- 0  David Snell, 96, kickoff return (Frank Fontes, kick), 14:44
     27- 0  Frank Fontes, 32, field goal, 7:01 
4th  34- 0  Paul Magalski, 1, run (Frank Fontes, kick), 6:09 
     34- 8  Opp, 9, pass (pass), 1:50 

FSU OPP First downs 31 15 Rushes-yards 47-265 50-231 Passing 343 89 Att-Comp-Int 33-23-0 18-6-1 Total Yards 80-608 68-320 Punt Returns 7-57 3-20 Kickoff Returns 1-96 7-121 Interception Ret. 1-21 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 4-0 Punts 3-43.0 9-44.1 Fumbles-Lost 4-4 2-1 Penalties-Yds 7-87 4-52 Attendance 25,291 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tommy Warren 8- 99 Paul Magalski 12- 70 Tom Bailey 8- 43 Arthur Munroe 7- 30 James Jarrett 7- 26 Barry Smith 1- 4 John Lanahan 1- 2 Gary Huff 3- -9 Receiving Rhett Dawson 8- 131 Kent Gaydos 3- 47 James Jarrett 3- 40 Mike Gray 3- 36 Jim Tyson 2- 36 Gary Parris 1- 21 Barry Smith 1- 14 Ted Zaffran 1- 11 Don Pederson 1- 7 Passing Tommy Warren 27-18-0-285 Gary Huff 6- 5-0- 58 Punt Return David Snell 7- 57 Kickoff Return David Snell 1- 96 Punting Duane Carrell 3- 129 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Richard Amman . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Dan Whitehurst . . . . . 1- 21 . . . . . .


11/21/1970, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 11/22/1970, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL, November 21, 1970 - Sitting the big boys of Kansas State on their knee, Florida State's Seminoles told them all about some facts of life here Saturday afternoon, and it was a tough, excruciating lesson.

The Seminoles taught them about the passing game offensively, and they taught them about the passing game defensively.

As the Seminoles won 33-7, it was one of their more satisfying days ever...for players, for coaches.

And if it turns out that Florida State is all dressed up now with no place to go, never mind. The Seminoles have their cake. No bowl could be as big as this outcome - and the nature of it - on this day.

Florida State receivers caught 20 passes for a whopping 355 yards. Florida State defenders intercepted six Kansas State passes. And no one can say which of those facts were more important as the Seminoles won their fifth straight, lifted their record to 7-3.

With the highly efficient Tommy Warren operating at quarterback, the Seminoles hit the big, telling passes all afternoon. With the tough and swift James Thomas going at cornerback, the Seminoles gave Lynn Dickey, the All-American quarterback hopeful of K-State, second thoughts about putting the ball in the air.

Not to get complicated, but Florida State felt it had a key to getting its receivers open with certain strategical moves; also felt it had a way to keep Dickey puzzled with the manner of their defensive coverages on passes.

Thomas intercepted three passes - and might rather easily have intercepted three more.

In hitting 17 of 33 throws for 286 yards, Warren pitched for three of four touchdowns.

Florida State scored two of the first three times it had the football, marching 63 yards at the start to a 25-yard field goal by Frank Fontes, capping a 52-yard push soon after on Warren's 20-yarder to Donnie Pederson.

It stayed 10-0 until the third quarter when the Seminoles put points on the board with their first three chances.

A 5-yard touchdown toss to Kent Gaydos followed a Robert Ashmore interception that presented the Seminoles with a chance at the K-State 31.

Another 25-yard field goal by Fontes soon made it 20-0, climaxing a 58-yard push after the defense wouldn't let K-State out of a deep hole, forced a punt.

Then it was Warren throwing nine yards to Rhett Dawson for a TD, following more big work by the defense and a punt to Florida State's 40.

After K-State scored in the final six minutes with a 4-yard run by Terry Draper topping a 73-yard drive sparked by Dickey passes, the Seminoles added a final six points when Steve Gildea sprinted 57 yards with an interception.

The Seminoles ran up 424 yards of offense to K-State's 315. Neither fooled around much with the running game, K-State netting just 79 yards on the ground, the Seminoles 69. FSU lost three fumbles to the Wildcats, recovered no K-State bobbles, but none of that was crucial. K-State intercepted not one of FSU's 38 passes.

With a tendency to err from beginning to end, K-State got taxed 102 yards in penalties, the Seminoles just 57 - and all of those in the last half after the score had gone to 17-0. K-State got off 77 plays, the Seminoles 70.

Individually, it was one of those games when one side had heroes by the dozen. As the Seminoles went to nine different receivers, Pederson caught three passes for 89 yards, Barry Smith two for 73, and Dawson six for 68.

Pro prospects, though they may be, K-State cornerbacks couldn't handle Florida State receivers man-to-man, and the bomb was not banned by Seminole strategists.

Defensively, tackle Robert McEachern, linebacker Bill Loshe, end Beryl Rice and Thomas figured among the several standouts.

Tom Bailey turned in some decisive running for Florida State, getting 59 yards in 13 cracks.

Dickey completed 20 of 38 passes for 225 yards but many of his strikes were much, much too late in the action, and against Florida State reserves. (Florida is about the only team that beats FSU with a dropback passer, anyhow.)

The Seminoles' offensive line gave Warren fine protection most of the time for his throws - and throwing was the name of the game on this day; he didn't mess around much with the option stuff.

For K-State this season-ender made the final record 6-5. Florida State closes Thursday night in Tampa against Houston in a nationally-televised game.

A turnout of 23,448 on a warmish afternoon had something to holler about, and did.

Maybe as ready as it ever has been for a football game, Florida State's team turned Kansas State every way except loose here yesterday afternoon in a stunning 33-7 triumph.

It was an outstanding piece of strategy and execution, and the outcome was not in doubt after the early moments of the last half.

Once again Tommy Warren proved a cool, efficient operator at quarterback, slicing Kansas State's normally rugged defense throughout with his passes.

But it was a James Thomas-led defense that confounded the Wildcats as much as anything on this altogether pleasant afternoon. The sophomore cornerback picked off three Lynn Dickey passes - and all when it counted, during the thick going of the first half.

Florida State came out in this one trying to establish a passing game.

The Seminoles won the coin toss, received. David Snell hauled the kickoff back to the 29 and then, after an offsides brought a new boot, took a second that counted 19 yards to a start on the 37.

A screen pass to James Jarrett got three, and a shortie to Rhett Dawson five more. Third and two, with Tommy Warren going long - to Donnie Pederson, a 30-yard pass play to K-State's 25.

Promptly Warren passed to Dawson at the 10.

Looked like a TD as Kent Gaydos raced into the end zone for a pass, but he fell, or got tripped. Tom Bailey got two on a run. Warren overthrew Dawson in the end zone.

Fourth down, and Frank Fontes kicked a 25-yard field goal for 3-0.

A deliberately short kickoff by Fontes, designed to forestall the dangerous long runbacks of Henry Hawthorne, worked nicely and K-State got a start at its 20 after rather flawless coverage.

Bill Butler, on a sweep, got 14, then five more two plays later. Lynn Dickey's screen pass to Mike Montgomery gained eight to the 47. But on second down, after Butler lost a yard, Dickey went deep with a pass - and James Thomas emerged with his first interception, running it back from the 13 to the Florida State 45.

Bailey and Jarrett took the ball to K-State's 40 in three plays. Fading to pass, Warren got blitzed, lost seven. After Gaydos dropped a pass, Duane Carrell punted neatly down to the nine, with Clarence Scott returning for just seven to the 16.

FSU defenders rose up, and after three plays the Wildcats were on their 15. A punt gave FSU another chance, at its own 48. They made good.

Warren got rapped for a loss of 10, but Bailey picked up six on a draw. Then Warren went to Jim Tyson on a screen pass, and, coupled with a personal-foul call, it presented a first down at K-State's 34.

A bomb aimed Dawson's way was a bit too far. On a reverse, Pederson got nine to the 25. Third and one, with Warren surprising with a short, wide toss to Dawson at the 20 for a first down.

Next play Warren threw over the middle - between or behind two defenders - and Pederson made a nifty over-the-shoulders catch for the touchdown. Fontes swung a toe for 10-0.

Another angling kickoff, and Buddy Gridley was down to smash Hawthorne at the 21 after a 17-yard runback.

Hawtorne's running led to a first down at the 32. On third down the Seminoles busted up a screen pass with authority, forcing a fumble that a K-State man recovered back at the 23. That brought on a punt, and it was a short one that took a reverse bounce with the Seminoles getting an opportunity at the K-State 40.

Tyson caught a 16-yard throw at the 24. On third down after two misses, Warren whipped a screen to Jarrett - who fumbled when tackled. K-State's Mike Kelich recovered at the 15.

The Wildcats got going. An 8-yard pass to Hawthorne soon reached the 29, then three straight runs gained the 43. On third down, needing not much, Butler went wide from the FSU 48, got 11 to the 37.

Mike Creed pulled in a 21-yard pass at the 16. But Hawthorne got nothing on a run. Then Richard Amman nailed Dickey for a loss of three. Thomas came close to an interception on an incomplete pass. On fourth down, Max Arrenguin's field-goal try into the wind was wide.

On second down at the 20 Warren threw to Barry Smith at midfield, who fumbled. Greg Bailey recovered for K-State at the 50.

After another almost-interception by Thomas, Dickey, on third down, threw to Rich Ferguson at FSU's 40. The Wildcats took a mild fourth-and-inches gamble, with Butler getting the yardage, to the 38. Then John Goeger caught a 23-yarder at the 15.

Then Steve Gildea nailed Butler for a loss of four. After one throw missed, Thomas intercepted a third-down one, got 10 yards on the runback, to the 14.

Warren immediately threw to Arthur Munroe, 28 yards to the 42. Gaydos pulled in one at the K-State 44. After Munroe lost six, Dawson grabbed a pass at the 35. But it came to fourth-and-one, with Munroe stopped short on a plunge, K-State took over.

Creed took a Dickey pass at the 48. Soon another almost-theft by Thomas - and then one for real as he picked off one near the 50. A personal-foul call as Thomas was tackled gave Florida State a crack from the K-State 41 with 32 seconds remaining in the half.

On second down Warren lost five. But on third down Warren scrambled until his man got open, then hit Dawson who stepped out of bounds at the 22 with six seconds left.

Fontes tried a 39-yard field goal. The kick was wide, leaving it 10-0.

Warren, at this point, had already thrown for 213 yards, completing 13 of 24.

Hawthorne almost got loose on the second-half kickoff, finally got hemmed up after a 22-yard return to his 35.

On second down, Dickey's deflected pass was intercepted by Robert Ashmore, who returned the ball 19 yards to the K-State 31.

Bailey, on a slick counter-trap play, slammed up the middle for 23 yards to the eight. Warren kept, reached the five.

The Warren sailed an on-the-money pass to Gaydos as he cut toward a corner of the end zone. A touchdown - though Gaydos fumbled after getting hit, with the ball rolling out of bounds. A point by Fontes made it 17-0.

Florida State kicked off - and drew its first penalty of the game, because Fontes effort went out of bounds (at the one). Another kickoff, downed in the end zone, and a personal-foul assessment cost K-State 10, bringing a start at the 10.

And a punt soon gave Florida State the ball at its 42.

The Seminoles scored again.

Bailey, in two runs, rammed to the Wildcats 48. Warren uncorked a bomb that Pederson pulled in at the nine. Jarrett banged to the eight, but Bailey got nothing. Scott broke up a pass.

Fontes kicked his second 25-yard field goal for 20-0.

K-State probed to its 33, where it came to third and one. A run gained nothing. Gambling on fourth down, K-State got taxed five for illegal procedure. So the Wildcats punted, and the Seminoles got the ball on their 40.

Again the Seminoles scored.

Bailey on a wide run, found the 50. A roughing-the-passer call cost K-State 15. After Warren lost 14, back to the K-State 48, Munroe danced for 10 on a trip, then Warren pitched to Dawson at the 18. Paul Magalski, running twice, got to the 8 1/2.

Whereupon, Warren crossed up the defense with a pass to a wide-open Dawson for the TD. Fontes swung his toe once more and it was 27-0.

Starting at its 20, K-State moved on Dickey's tosses, with six completions in seven tries quickly bringing a first down at the Seminoles' 22.

But Robert McEachern, on the first play of the last quarter, racked Hawthorne for a yard loss. It came to fourth-and-six with K-State again called for illegal procedure, making it fourth-and-11 at the 23. Dickey found Goerger with a shot at the five.

And here came Beryl Rice, socking Montgomery for a loss of four, and then on the next play pulling down Dickey for a setback of 11, back to the 20. A tricky pass, Dickey to Montgomery and back to Dickey, reached the nine. But it was now fourth down and Dan Whitehurst broke up the pass.

Munroe's running led out of that hole at the nine, up to the 27, where K-State held. One Carrell punt was rubbed out by a holding penalty, with a second kick coming with the ball at the 13. A K-Stater signaled a fair catch, tried to run after taking the ball at the 50, and the Wildcats were penalized to their 45 for more illegal procedure.

First play from there Whitehurst intercepted a Dickey toss, and it was the Seminoles' turn with the ball again at their 45.

For once the Seminoles didn't move. Carrell punted to the 27.

K-State drove 73 yards for a touchdown against Florida State reserves, scoring with 5:23 left.

Three Dickey completions, plus a 15-yard tax on the Seminoles for a foul, lined up a chance at FSU's 26. Dickey threw to Goerger at the six. Montgomery went wide to the four. Terry Draper scored with a run off the right side. Arreguin added a point for 27-7.

Mike Gray recovered K-State's onside kick at the 50 and Gary Huff entered at quarterback for the Seminoles. A second-down fumble was claimed by K-State at the Wildcats' 47.

But on third down Dickey's pass into the flats was stolen by Gildea, who had easy cruising down the sidelines for a TD on a 57-yard payoff. Brian Bengtson tried the extra point. No good, leaving it 33-7 with 4:11 remaining.

As fans started chanting "we want a bowl," K-State couldn't move on its last effort. A fake punt, with a pass to Leroy Thomas at the 50, was cancelled because of an ineligible receiver downfield.

After a punt and a clipping call against the Seminoles, Florida State had a last try from its 25.

Huff threw long, to Smith for a 43-yard gainer to K-State's 32. Frank Whigham soon came in at quarterback and passed to Gary Parris at the 20, then to Gray at the seven with 24 seconds left.

Snell ran to the five. FSU called a timeout. Whigham's pass missed as the clock showed six seconds.

On the last play, Whigham threw to John Lanahan for an apparent touchdown - but it was cancelled by a holding call against the Seminoles.

Thirty-three to seven was enough anyhow.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

1st   3- 0  Frank Fontes, 25, field goal, 12:56
     10- 0  Don Pederson, 20, pass from Tommy Warren (Frank Fontes, kick), 3:16 
2nd  10- 0  Opp, 36, field goal failed, 6:43 
     10- 0  Frank Fontes, 39, field goal failed, 0:06 
3rd  17- 0  Kent Gaydos, 5, pass from Tommy Warren (Frank Fontes, kick), 12:59
     20- 0  Frank Fontes, 25, field goal, 8:05 
     27- 0  Rhett Dawson, 9, pass from Tommy Warren (Frank Fontes, kick), 3:06 
4th  27- 7  Opp, 4, run (kick), 5:23 
     33- 7  Steve Gildea, 57, interception return (Brian Bengtson, kick failed), 4:11 

FSU OPP First downs 20 17 Rushes-yards 32- 69 37- 79 Passing 355 236 Att-Comp-Int 38-20-0 40-21-6 Total Yards 70-424 77-315 Punt Returns 3-3 3-13 Kickoff Returns 2-21 5-57 Interception Ret. 6-126 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 3-0 Punts 3-40.0 5-33.4 Fumbles-Lost 4-3 4-0 Penalties-Yds 5-57 10-102 Attendance 23,448 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tom Bailey 9- 59 Arthur Munroe 6- 25 Don Pederson 1- 9 James Jarrett 2- 8 Paul Magalski 3- 7 John Lanahan 2- 5 David Snell 1- 2 Gary Huff 1- -1 Frank Whigham 1- -2 Tommy Warren 6- -43 Receiving Don Pederson 3- 89 Barry Smith 2- 73 Rhett Dawson 6- 68 Jim Tyson 2- 40 Arthur Munroe 1- 28 Kent Gaydos 2- 19 Mike Gray 1- 15 James Jarrett 2- 12 Gary Parris 1- 11 Passing Tommy Warren 33-17-0-286 Gary Huff 2- 1-0- 43 Frank Whigham 3- 2-0- 26 Punt Return David Snell 3- 3 Kickoff Return David Snell 1- 19 Mike Gray 1- 2 Punting Duane Carrell 3- 120 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Steve Gildea . . . . . 1- 57 . . . . . . Robert Ashmore . . . . . 1- 19 . . . . . . J.T. Thomas . . . . . 3- 50 . . . . . . Dan Whitehurst . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . .


11/26/1970, Tampa, Fl

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 11/27/1970, page 15, by Bill McGrotha

TAMPA, FL, November 26, 1970 - Next game at Miami September 17, 1971.

Higher than high for five straight football games. Florida State ran out of rocket fuel in the third quarter here Thanksgiving night and, oh, it was a horrendous happening.

A suddenly-at-its-best Houston football team - and perhaps football's crazy law of averages that says every team is gonna get clobbered sometimes - caught up with the Seminoles. The score was 53-21.

Out front 21-12 at halftime, the Seminoles saw their bombs blow up in their face as the Cougars pulled off four interceptions and got just as many touchdowns out of them.

After the game was over it was learned quarterback Tommy Warren was playing with a "slightly separated" shoulder in that final half when three of the interceptions occurred.

Houston's explosive 41-point last half was, for the Seminoles, an excruciatingly-familiar development. Only once in 10 tries has Florida State beaten this vexing opponent, and generally the last half has been their undoing.

So decisive was the final score that two highly controversial officiating calls against the Seminoles in the first half were all but forgotten, maybe - just maybe - the Seminoles got so upset over them they lost the splendid composure they had through five straight victories.

One gave Houston a touchdown that cut the Seminoles' lead to 14-12 three minutes before half time; the runner, on fourth down, had appeared stopped short of the goal. After the Seminoles got a quick one to go up 21-12, a second disputed call followed - a ruling of pass interference, by the same official, at the FSU 10 with three seconds remaining. Houston got nothing out of that chance, but...

In the third quarter, still leading 21-12, the Seminoles stood with a first down on Houston's 30. Warren threw, cornerback Charlie Ford intercepted, returned it 40 yards, then lateralled when tackled to linebacker Frank Ditta, who went the final 30 for a stunning touchdown that changed things in a hurry.

Then, with Houston ahead 25-21 in the early moments of the last quarter, Houston executed a daring gamble that worked.

On 4th-and-15 at the Houston 38, punter Mike Parrott, faking all the way, ran for 19 yards. On 4th-and-14 Gary Mullins passed 25 yards to Parrott for a touchdown. Houston went from there to 21 more last-quarter points.

With a tiny crowd of 18,053 looking on in 46,000 capacity Tampa Stadium - plus maybe 30,000,000 via national television - Houston scored in this one the first time it got the ball. A quick 65-yard march was climaxed by Mullins' 13-yard pass to All-American wide receiver Elmo Wright.

The Seminoles fought back quickly. Warren passing 12 yards to Rhett Dawson for one touchdown, then James Jarrett scoring from the one after a 66-yard march.

Then Houston pulled the first of four interceptions on Warren, at the 41. After a Mullins bomb of 52 yards put the Cougars on the seven. Tom Mozisek scored the disputed fourth-down TD from the one.

In two plays the Seminoles came back, Warren hitting Barry Smith with a 65-yard bomb.

Houston's last-half touchdowns came, in succession, on (1) the lateral-interception, (2) Mozisek's 22-yard run that capped a 48-yard drive, (3) the TD pass to Parrott after the fake punt, (4) Mozisek's sudden 70-yard burst up the middle, (5) Mullins' 12-yard pass to Wright, (6) Joe DeSpain's 1-yard run after the Seminoles fumbled away the kickoff at their 13.

Houston scored the last six times it got the ball - including the interception-lateral production.

Wright's last TD catch was the 33rd for him at Houston, and broke a national collegiate record.

Even in the first half, when the Seminoles got their 21, the Houston defense kept them pretty well backed up. The Cougars' kick coverage - in contrast to their season-long doings - was superb.

The Seminoles, one way or another, allowed Houston starts from its 35, 50, 47, 44, and 34 as well as from the FSU 44 in the first half, and starts from the FSU 48, 35 and 13 in the last half - also the Cougars' 43. Meanwhile, Florida State, with a couple of exceptions, rarely had a beginning from better field position than its 25.

Houston rolled up 424 yards, the Seminoles 408. Robert Newhouse led Houston's running with 104 yards in 20 carries while Mozisek struck for 94 in 16. Mullins hit nine of 20 passes for 186 yards, three touchdowns.

Warren managed 15 completions of 29 throws for 225 with Dawson catching five for 70.

As the Seminoles finished a 7-4 season, some better than generally predicted for them, they absorbed their second biggest defeat during Coach Bill Peterson's 11 seasons. The margin was topped only by 57-21 at Auburn in 1960.

With Houston ahead 39-21, Nick Holm came up with the final interception off Warren and started moving down the sidelines. When he passed the FSU bench, Whitehurst stuck out his foot and tripped him at the 50. Florida State got penalized 15 more for unsportsmanlike conduct. Holm figured to have been stopped after another five yards or so.

"He did it on impulse," said Peterson. "It's one of those things I feel like doing sometimes."

The Cougars won the coin toss at the start, received, Ford brought back the kickoff 25 yards, for a start on the 35. In seven plays Houston negotiated the 65.

Newhouse got away on a 15-yard run, to FSU's 48. On second down Mullins shot a pass over the middle, to Earl Thomas - and it was a 45-yard gainer to the 13. Mozisek got socked for a loss of two by Steve Gildea. Mozisek banged for two. Third down, and Mullins slammed a pass over the middle to Wright in the end zone for six points.

Carlos Lopez tried an extra point - and James Thomas raced in to block it, leaving it 6-0.

David Snell tucked in the kickoff at the 12, retreated for running room, and got smacked on the five.

Jarrett slammed up the middle for 11 big yards. On third-and-nine Warren passed to Dawson at the 32. After a bomb aimed toward Donnie Pederson missed, Tom Bailey, on the draw, knocked off 18 to the 50 - but fumbled. Houston's Ford recovered.

Four runs reached the 36, but no further. Two passes missed. On fourth down Parrott punted to the nine.

A 14-yard pass to Dawson at the 26 got the Seminoles some out of the hole. Warren ran for six, passed to Jarrett for 12, up to the 44. There the movement stalled, and Duane Carrell's punt was returned 10 yards to the 24.

Three runs netted just a yard. Parrott's punt was fumbled by Snell, but James Thomas alertly hopped on the ball at the FSU 43.

A penalty, a 3-yard loss on a draw that didn't go knocked the Seminoles back to the 35. Warren fired to Pederson at the Houston 49.

Warren dealt the ball to Bailey, who made as though to sweep to his right, but he turned suddenly, threw back to Warren, who cruised for 16 yards to a first down at the 33 before slipping.

Dawson, on a reverse, slipped to the 28. Warren threw to Gaydos, who found Ford's arms around him before the ball reached him at the 12 - bringing a call of pass interference and a first down there. Promptly Warren pitched to Dawson, all alone, for the touchdown. Frank Fontes swung his toe and it was 7-6 shortly before time ran out in the first quarter.

From its 15 after the kickoff, the Cougars couldn't cut out a first down. Snell returned a deep punt 10 yards to the 34.

Again the Seminoles struck.

An 18-yard throw to Dawson reached the Houston 48. Warren scrambled for five, soon passed to Jim Tyson at the 27. Warren got seven more, and Bailey a couple. Warren threw to Dawson at the 13 but an offsides nullified. Never mind, Warren threw to Dawson again at the 13 to keep it going. Bailey pounded to the six, then to the four, and Jarrett made it a first down at the one. After Warren came up a foot short, Jarrett pushed over for the TD. With a Fontes point it was 14-6.

The Florida State defense stayed tough, and Parrott punted again. A clipping call on the short runback slapped the Seminoles to their 12.

On third and one Warren went for a surprise bomb to Smith, but it missed. Houston got a crack from its 47 after a 10-yard runback by Ford.

But on first down Robert McEachern popped Newhouse a good one, producing a fumble that McEachern claimed at the Houston 49.

Suddenly the Seminoles were sputtering. After a loss of five, Arthur Munroe got seven but Charlie Hall intercepted Warren's third-down pass and got up to the Houston 41 on the return.

Right away, Mullins lofted a long one that Wright pulled in over two defenders at the seven - a 52-yard bomb. It came to fourth down at the two. Mozisek appeared stopped short on a wide run with a pitchout, but one official threw up his arm signalling a touchdown - and that's the way it stayed. Mullins tried to pass for two, and Richard Amman batted it down, leaving the score 12-14 with 3:06 left in the half.

Snell brought the kickoff back to the 23. Warren's pass to Munroe gained the 35. Then Warren threw long to a racing Smith, who tucked it in at about the Houston 35, and quickly pulled away from defender Ford for a touchdown on a 65-yard play. Fontes made it 21-12 as the clock read 2:18.

Houston began at its 34. On a trick play, Houston had tight end Thomas throwing - a good one, about 50 yards downfield toward Wright, but James Thomas was there to break it up.

The Cougars then cut down a first down at their 46. But McEachern broke up a pass and Bill Shaw nailed Mullins for a loss of four back at the 41. Another pass was caught out of bounds. Parrott punted to FSU's 22.

Florida State came to fourth down at the 27 and unaccountably called a timeout with 16 seconds remaining. It was almost a prize blunder.

Carrell punted short, and out of bounds at the FSU 44 with nine seconds to go.

Mullins threw long toward Wright at the 10, with Eddie McMillan breaking it up. But pass-interference was ruled on McMillan, who actually was ahead of the receiver. The Seminoles protested in vain to the same official from Dallas who had called the disputed Mozisek run a touchdown. Three seconds to go and Mullins' pass to Thomas was caught - but out of the end zone. And that was the last play of the first half.

At this point, the Seminoles had 290 yards, including 202 passing with Warren hitting on 10 of 17 for 191. Houston had 160 yards, including 115 throwing on five completions in 13 shots.

McMillan's 20-yard runback of the third-quarter kickoff provided a start at the 27. Bailey ran, caught a short pass, and it came to third and one. Again Warren came with a pass, and threw it short, incomplete.

Carrell's punt was a boomer, 64 yards into the endzone.

Houston came up short at its 38, punted to FSU's 21.

The Seminoles marched on the ground. Jarrett, carrying three straight times, reached the 39. Tyson pulled in a pass at the 47. Paul Magalski, in for an injured Jarrett, lugged the ball twice and led to a first down at the 42. Warren kept, whipped to the 30.

First down there, and Warren threw wide - with Ford intercepting, cutting back and going to FSU's 30 before he was tackled, whereupon he lateralled the ball to linebacker Ditta, who raced on in for a touchdown. Lopez, under pressure from James Thomas, missed the point try, leaving it 21-18.

The Seminoles started at their 20 after the kickoff. On second down Warren got dumped for a loss of nine at the 14. Soon Carrell punted. A 16-yard return set Houston up at FSU's 48.

Newhouse ripped for 12, then for four. Mullins tossed to Thomas at the 20. On a draw play, Newhouse seemed stopped but broke tackles and scampered wide to the four. Third down at the two and Mozisek scored, on a play identical to the earlier one for the disputed TD. Lopez kicked a point this time for 25-21.

Once more Florida State drove to frustration beginning at its 25 after the kickoff. On third and nine, Warren passed to Bailey for 22, to the Houston 40. Ford, on a bright defensive play, broke up a bomb to Smith at the goal line. Third and five, with Warren tossing to Tyson for the first down at the 28.

Another first-down throw, with Ronnie Peacock intercepting and returning to the Houston 43 on the last play of the quarter - and there went the ball game.

On fourth and 15 at the 38 Parrott dropped back to punt but didn't. He ran on the fake, eluded a tackle by Bill Shaw that would have nailed him for a loss, and went 19 yards to FSU's 43.

Mullins passed to Wright at the 21. And it came to fourth down and 14 at the 25. Mullins hit tight end Parrett, all alone, for the touchdown. Lopez' point made it 32-21.

FSU couldn't move, punted. Suddenly a break with Richard Harrington fumbling a fair catch and George Montgomery recovering for the Seminoles at the Florida State 46.

The Seminoles got nothing going. Carrell punted to the 23.

On a third-and-three play, with FSU's defense stacked to stop the run, Mozisek did run - and broke through to race 70 yards for a touchdown. Another point kick for 39-21.

Soon Holm picked off a deep Warren pass and, with the unsportsmanlike-conduct foul added on, Houston got a shot from FSU's 35. A few plays later and Mullins passed 12 yards to Wright for a touchdown which broke Howard Twilley's record while playing at Tulsa.

The damaging turn of events continued. Snell fumbled the kickoff, and John Krampitz recovered for Houston at the 13. With Houston's second unit operating against the Seminoles' reserves, DeSpain got the touchdown on fourth down from the one. Another point for a final 53-21.

Gary Huff came in at quarterback, and he had led the troops to midfield when the thing ended.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

1st   0- 6  Opp, 13, pass (kick blocked by J.T. Thomas), 11:50
      7- 6  Rhett Dawson, 12, pass from Tommy Warren (Frank Fontes, kick), 0:54 
2nd  14- 6  James Jarrett, 1, run (Frank Fontes, kick), 9:04 
     14-12  Opp, 2, run (pass failed), 3:06 
     21-12  Barry Smith, 65, pass from Tommy Warren (Frank Fontes, kick), 2:18 
3rd  21-18  Opp, 70, lateral (kick failed), 7:14 
            Note: 40-yard interception, lateral and 30-yard run         
     21-25  Opp, 2, run (kick), 2:34 
4th  21-32  Opp, 25, pass (kick), 11:57
     21-39  Opp, 70, run (kick), 7:50 
     21-46  Opp, 12, pass (kick), 4:48 
     21-53  Opp, 1, run (kick), 2:14 

FSU OPP First downs 19 15 Rushes-yards 45-159 51-238 Passing 249 186 Att-Comp-Int 34-17-4 21-9-0 Total Yards 79-408 72-424 Punt Returns 2-16 4-36 Kickoff Returns 7-98 4-74 Interception Ret. 0-0 4-135 Fumble Returns 2-0 2-0 Punts 7-38.7 6-39.7 Fumbles-Lost 7-2 2-2 Penalties-Yds 6-75 3-36 Attendance 18,053 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tom Bailey 11- 49 James Jarrett 10- 41 Arthur Munroe 7- 26 Tommy Warren 10- 22 Paul Magalski 3- 14 John Lanahan 1- 6 Rhett Dawson 1- 5 Gary Huff 1- 2 Kent Gaydos 1- -6 Receiving Barry Smith 2- 72 Rhett Dawson 5- 70 Jim Tyson 3- 31 Tom Bailey 3- 20 Tommy Warren 1- 16 Don Pederson 1- 16 James Jarrett 1- 12 Arthur Munroe 1- 12 Passing Tommy Warren 29-15-4-226 Tom Bailey 1- 1-0- 16 Gary Huff 3- 1-0- 7 Kent Gaydos 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return David Snell 2- 16 Kickoff Return David Snell 4- 48 Eddie McMillan 2- 37 Don Pederson 1- 13 Punting Duane Carrell 7- 271 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- J.T. Thomas . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Robert McEachern . . . . . . . . 1- 0 1 . . George Montgomery . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .