Florida State Football - 1971 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1971 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Larry Jones, Head Coach
Theron Bass, Graduate Assistant
Bill Canty, Freshman
John Devlin, Defensive Ends, Defensive Tackles
Al Guy, Graduate Assistant
Bob Harbison, Offensive Line
Gene Henderson, Head of Defense, Defensive Backs
Pat Hodgson, Wide Receivers, Tight Ends
Doug Jackson, Graduate Assistant
Wayne McDuffie, Graduate Assistant
Bill Parcells, Linebackers
Mike Pope, Director of HS Relations
Steve Sloan, First Assistant, Head of Offense
Hank Small, Graduate Assistant

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1971 FSU Football Handbook

Coach Larry Jones and 1971 Seniors

From the Tallahassee Democrat, December 21, 1970, page 1, by Bill McGrotha

Coach Pete's Off to Rice

There were sudden and totally unexpected developments and Florida State today is minus a head football coach.

Bill Peterson yesterday afternoon about 4 p.m. accepted the dual job as head football coach and athletic director of Rice.

He received a 5-year contract with a salary of $35,000 per year plus a guaranteed $10,000 from a television show. Some other concessions were promised, including a down payment on a home.

But apparently the Rice inducements were not the primary factor in his decision to leave Florida State after 11 seasons.

The fact that Rice offered him the athletic director's job was primary. Peterson had long held with the philosophy that a coach could not succeed as he otherwise might unless he was also athletic director.

Around 1 p.m. yesterday Peterson actually called Rice's president and declines the offer.

Then the Rice president, Dr. Norman Hackerman, said: "What will it take to get you?" The salary offer was immediately boosted by $2,000 to $35,000. Peterson said he would think it over and call him back.

Earlier in the day Peterson conferred with Dr. Stan Marshall, the Florida State president, who tried to talk him into staying. Then he returned home to think it over. After making the first call to Rice's president he thought it over some more.

His decision was sudden and impulsive. He picked up the phone, called the Rice president, and accepted. Then he called Dr. Marshall and told him of his decision.

The decision was basically a lonely one. One friend came over and tried to talk him out of it. A former Florida State coach, visiting in town, happened to drop by to say hello.

Almost no one knew that he was seriously considering it until he called to decline it. Peterson said that when the Rice president asked him what it would take to get him he felt they sincerely wanted him out there - and he appeared to be more pleased, more influenced by that indication than any material inducement.

"It wasn't the money," he said flatly.

Scheduled to fly to Montgomery on Sunday to help coach in the Blue0Gray game, Peterson canceled that plan, remained here. He was scheduled to fly to Houston at 3:20 p.m. today. He'll be there for a press conference tomorrow morning. After that he may or may not go to Montgomery to help coach.

Peterson will have a free hand in selecting his staff at Rice, and indicated he might offer jobs to more than one of the present Florida State assistants.

The reaction of Peterson's family - he and his wife Marge have five sons - included some tears when he told them what he was going to do, and the family left him at home for awhile and drove around.

"it could be the worst mistake I've ever made," he said at one point. And then a little later: If I could change it now, I would." Still later he was talking with some enthusiasm about the challenge of the new job.

Earlier this year Peterson had received what amounted to a 5-season contract at Florida State, at $30,000 annually - roughly double the amount he received when he came to the Seminoles in early December of 1959.

"I do feel," he said, "that I am leaving a good football team here, and I honestly feel we've made a fine start in recruiting. We've signed about 30 boys."

He said he would like to return to this area and retire one day. Peterson is co-owner of a 200-acre farm in nearby Gadsden County.

"Maybe I won't make it out there," he said. "Maybe Marge will end up working in a 10-cent store and I'll be digging ditches. Well, we can do that, too, if we have to."

The Rice assignment figures as a tough one, fully as challenging as the scene Peterson found when he came to Florida State. An enormously well endowed private school with a deliberately restricted enrollment (about 2,800), the school has been a football loser for some years but the Owls won their first three last year, following the announcement that Bo Hagan would be out as head coach and athletic director at season's end and finished 5-5.

There is the challenge of competing in the Southwest Conference against the likes of University of Texas, the challenge of the more-athletically-successful University of Houston, the challenge of the pro Houston Oilers. Rice does have one of America's finest stadiums. It seats about 70,000 but attendance lately has been poor.

Now in his early fifties, Peterson, who looks somewhat younger than his age, coached Florida State teams through 62 victories, 42 losses and 11 ties during his 11 seasons.

Always notably security conscious, Peterson had always viewed the athletic director's job as a position where he could stay on if and when the time came he decided to retire from coaching - or the pressure from supporters became enough to force his ouster as coach.

But there has been little adverse pressure from Florida State supporters - and non of real significance.

He came to Florida State from LSU, where he had been a top assistant to Paul Dietzel for several years, including the national-championship one of 1958. A native of Toronto, Ohio, Peterson was head coach of Mansfield High when Dietzel brought him to LSU.

Peterson had a kind of knack for confusing words and names. Sometimes he was criticized for the way he used the English language.

"I told the president of Rice," he remarked Sunday, "that I knew he school was big on academics, and that I used the English language pretty carelessly a lot of the time. He told me not to worry about that."

In short, the fact that Rice made him feel wanted, made it plain they wanted him as a coach of football, and would give him the athletic director's role - well, it all added up to his surprising decision.

He had turned down lucrative pro jobs from the San Francisco 49ers and the Buffalo Bills, had not made a phone call to the Miami Dolphins at a time when had he done so he could have had that job, too, had turned down the Clemson job that included the probability of eventually becoming athletic director there, and had simply told some others colleges that sought him he wasn't interested.

Peterson apparently felt less wanted here.

"What this school needs and what this town need," he said many times during the last three years, "is a losing season - it looks like it is going to take that to make them wake up."

He was frustrated by what he considered less support from townspeople than he once had.

Perhaps Peterson's outstanding attribute as a coach is the incredible amount of time he spends at it. Possessing enormous physical and nervous energy, he often got by on four hours sleep night after night. When he was home, with no immediate press of duty, he often thumbed through this huge stack of playbooks that he has accumulated over his coaching years.


From the Tallahassee Democrat, January 3, 1971, page 1, by Bill McGrotha

Larry B. Jones is the man.

The 37-year-old top assistant on University of Tennessee's staff went to work yesterday as Florida State's head football coach.

Dr. Stan Marshall, president of Florida State, made the announcement at a 4 p.m. press conference and introduced Jones to the assembly.

After 30 minutes or so of answering questions in a quick and positive manner, Jones checked out on a recruiting mission.

He went to see Eddie Pope, the promising defensive lineman of Tallahassee Leon High who's being sought by a number of schools, with Georgia and Florida among those apparently strong contention for him.

Last night he was scheduled to leave town, return to Tennessee to clear up his affairs, then return for good on Wednesday.

He said he wouldn't be moving his family down for perhaps six to eight weeks..."not until I get the work done here first." He made it plain that he was primarily concerned over getting started.

There are two priorities, he said. The two: "to go ahead with recruiting, and the hiring of a staff."

Indications are that he will bring in a virtually complete staff of new assistants. He appeared to have some definite ideas about who these might be, but named none. "I certainly would like," he said, "to have a majority of my own people."

Jones received a 4-year contract at $27,500 per year. Bill Peterson, who resigned two weeks ago to become athletic director and head coach at Rice was receiving $30,000 annually.

At Tennessee he was one of the highest paid assistant coaches in the college game, making $25,000. It took a sum of that magnitude to lure him away in 1970 from South Carolina. He was assistant head coach to Paul Dietzel when he left there, had been with Dietzel 14 years at LSU, Army and South Carolina.

With the Vols he was first assistant to Coach Bill Battle and was defensive coordinator. He was credited with an extraordinary job in molding the Tennessee defense last season. With Dietzel he was primarily a defensive coordinator, too, though for two years at LSU he helped direct the offense with stress on coaching pass receivers.

"Our offense and defense," said Jones, "will be very similar to Tennessee's - particularly the defense."

More than once he mentioned "balanced attack" when talking of offense. He indicated that he expected to bolster the running game and "maybe put a little more emphasis on defense."

"I want a quarterback that can throw the football," he said. "I'm not real interested in switching to a wishbone offense or a strictly running game."

Justifying a balanced attack, Jones said as a defensive coach "I know the hardest team to protect against is one with a balance to get the pass moving."

Dr. Marshall said the long list of recommendations of Jones included Tim Priest, captain of the Tennessee squad.

"The man most responsible for our defensive record is Coach Jones," Priest was quoted as saying.

Tennessee Coach Bill Battle called him a "great asset to our program...a top-caliber person, combining excellent character with great coaching ability."

Dr. Marshall said Jones had been recommended enthusiastically by the 7-man advisory committee named to assist in the selection.

He becomes the sixth modern-day head coach at Florida State, following Ed Willliamson ('47), Don Veller ('48-52), Tom Nugent ('53-58), Perry Moss ('59) and Peterson.

Said Dr. Marshall:

"I believe Coach Jones is the best qualified of a group of thoroughly outstanding men who were interested in the head coaching job at Florida State. He brings to the position great knowledge of the game, broad experience with four of the strongest football programs in the country, the unqualified endorsement of his former associates as a man of outstanding character, and a fresh, youthful and vigorous outlook on intercollegiate football. He is a winner in every respect and under his leadership, I am confident that Florida State will be an even bigger winner."

Reared in Little Rock, Ark., Jones was a 3-sports performer at Little Rock High. He played college football at LSU from 1951 through 1954, was a center-linebacker. He joined the LSU staff there after graduation, served a couple of years in the Air Force before returning as an aide to Dietzel. Jones and Peterson were both on LSU's national-championship staff of 1958.

Jones, about 6-2 and fairly husky, turned 37 a couple of weeks ago, on Dec. 18. He and his wife Judith have three children - Bruce, 9; Kevin, 7; Laura, 5.

The selection of Jones concluded two weeks of rumor and speculation, much of it off base.

Florida State interviewed about eight people for the position, considered others in addition to those. The ones interviewed included FSU assistants Bill Crutchfield and Bob Harbison, Georgia assistant Fred Pancoast, Auburn assistant Paul Davis, Gene Cox of Leon High, and at least two head coaches, Vince Gibson of Kansas State and Bobby Bowden of West Virginia.

Jones was interviewed earlier in the week out of town, presumably some place close to New Orleans where Tennessee was preparing for its Sugar Bowl date with the Air Force Academy.

Apparently he scored highly at that initial interview.

He becomes the second successive Dietzel protege the Seminoles have hired as a head coach. Peterson's only previous college-coaching experience was with Dietzel at LSU.


1971 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 1971 FSU Football Handbook, page 29.

Tommy Abbott, 6-1, 210, LB, West Palm Beach

Bob Ajhar, 5-8, 175, RB, Miami

Phil Arnold, 6-0, 211, LB, Hollywood - One of the more promising young players. Was first team strong guard at times this spring. Will be a definite contender come fall. Outstanding strength. One of top weight lifters on squad. Ideally built for a guard. Future should be bright. Business Administration major.

Bayless Biles, 6-0, 200, DE, Bay Minette, AL

Mack Brown, 6-0, 190, RB, Cookeville, TN

Robert Burgess, 6-0, 190, RB, Decatur, GA

Mike Cadwell, 6-1, 190, QB, Saint Louis Park, MN

Jerry Carter, 5-10, 170, DB, Jacksonville

Russ Castleberry, 6-0, 205, DE, Palatka

Bert Cooper, 6-1, 218, DE, Tallahassee

Sam Cowart, 5-11, 165, DB, Lithia

Dan Daniels, 6-4, 250, OT, Pensacola

Mark Dowey, 5-11, 195, RB, Mobile, AL

Joe Downey, 5-11, 195, QB, Mobile, AL

Gary Doyle, 6-1, 205, DE, Camp Creek, MD

John Drews, 5-11, 210, OG, Hollywood

David Eddy, 5-11, 173, WR, Miami - Another young receiver off the freshman squad where he caught seven passes in four games. Has speed and showed promise this spring. Undecided about major.

Fred Geisler, 6-0, 187, QB, Orlando - An All-America prep performer at Orlando Edgewater, Geisler had a better than average freshman year on a sub-par frosh team. He averaged almost 46 passes per game in four contests last fall and completed 75 for 906 yards and seven touchdowns. He was greatly handicapped during spring practice after reinjuring an old ankle injury. However, he still performed in the two game-type scrimmages and threw for three touchdowns before his hometown fans in Orlando. He has an outstanding arm and is blessed with an extremely quick release. He's Florida State's third quarterback who has above average speed, making him a running threat. Tremendous potential. His true test comes this fall when he's free of injuries. Undecided about major.

Joe Goldsmith, 6-0, 175, WR, Lakeland - Prep All-America who had fine freshman season when he made 32 catches for 418 yards and 5 TDs. Still needs varsity experience. Has fine pair of hands. Undecided about major.

George Gould, 6-1, 175, DB, Tallahassee

Jimbo Hensley, 6-3, 225, OT, Orlando

Bill Hogue, 6-0, 205, FB, Smyrna, GA

Dick Hopkins, 6-2, 195, QB, West Palm Beach

Jim Howard, 6-5, 225, DT, Jacksonville

Darrell Howton, 5-11, 175, DB, Tampa

Mike Hunter, 5-11, 190, FB, Lake City

Ralph Jones, 5-11, 180, DB, Cairo, GA

Allan Kelley, 5-11, 190, FB, Ozark, AL

Johnny Lee, 6-4, 210, DE, Eastman, GA

Buzzy Lewis, 6-0, 180, DB, Bristol - Moved to defensive back after spending freshman season as wide receiver. One of the most pleasant surprises of the spring. Coaches say if he continues to improve this fall he will be a starter somewhere in the secondary. Worked at both corners and strong safety this spring. Has better than average speed, good ability and plays exceptional pass defense. Also, loves to hit. Certainly a star of the future - if not this season.

Walt Lindsey, 6-3, 200, TE, Bay Minette, AL

Gary Loucks, 6-3, 195, P, Merritt Island

Steve Macaulay, 6-1, 205, C, Atlanta, GA

Jim Malkiewicz, 6-3, 225, DT, Perth Amboy, NJ - Transfer from Ferrum Junior College. Showed tremendous football ability during spring practice. Has size and ability to have outstanding career at Florida State.

David McNish, 6-0, 215, LB, Eustis

David Miles, 5-10, 185, LB, Tallahassee - This local product is the strongest among the Seminoles' young linebackers. Had a fine spring for such an inexperienced youngster. Certainly a future prospect who could fit into the 1971 plans. Could well be the leader on Speciality teams.

Hodges Mitchell, 5-10, 185, DB, Dallas, TX

John Murphy, 5-10, 207, LB, Albany, GA - Converted to linebacker after playing defensive end on freshman team. One of the quickest linebackers. Another youngster who could provide depth if he overcomes his lack of size.

Keith Ottman, 6-0, 200, C, Lakeland - The Seminoles' No. 2 center also is Lakeland native. Although hampered by inuries during spring, showed he has toughness and attitude it takes to be a winner. Should be ready to spell Dees mid-way during year if not sooner. Has excellent quickness. One of the better players to come off the freshmen. Needs game experience. Undecided about major.

Jerry Sanders, 6-2, 196, DE, Adel, GA

Richard Sargent, 6-0, 172, WR, Fort Lauderdale

Ricky Satterfield, 6-4, 215, WR, Jonesboro, GA

Andy Schmidt, 5-11, 192, LB, Brandon - Fastest Seminole linebacker since he runs a 4.7 40. Needs to improve his upper body strength. A good pass defender, he picked off an enemy aerial in the Garnet and Gold game. His playing time will be determined by how much strength he is able to gain before fall practice opens.

Don Sparkman, 6-5, 249, OT, Jacksonville - Outstanding potential. One of the top prospects off last season's freshman team. Size is ideal and movement is good for offensive tackle. Came to the front during spring and goes into the fall as No. 1 weak side tackle. Was a pre-season All-America high school pick before his senior season when he doubled as a tight end and defensive tackle. Could be Seminoles' future kickoff man when Frank Fontes departs. Kicked off for the Tribe freshmen and showed strong leg.

Joe Thomas, 5-11, 175, WR, Tallahassee

Steve Walter, 6-2, 205, C, Jacksonville

Barry Wood, 6-1, 210, OG, Smyrna, GA


1971 Roster - By Name

From the 1971 FSU Football Handbook, page 42.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Tommy Abbott          LB      6-1   210  So        West Palm Beach (Forest Hill)
     Bob Ajhar             RB      5-8   175  So        Miami (Coral Gables)
* 75 Richard Amman         DT      6-5   235  Sr   **   Cocoa Beach (Cocoa Beach)
* 69 Bobby Anderson        DT      5-10  215  So-R      Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 61 Phil Arnold           LB      6-0   211  So        Hollywood (South Broward)
* 28 Robert Ashmore        DB      6-1   180  Sr-R **   Tallahassee (Leon)
  46 Brian Bengtson        PK      6-3   205  Jr-R *    Green Bay, WI (Premontre)
     Bayless Biles         DE      6-0   200  So        Bay Minette, AL (Baldwin County)
* 57 Steve Bratton         LB      6-0   200  So-R      Oviedo (Oviedo)
     Mack Brown            RB      6-0   190  Jr        Cookeville, TN (Putnam County/Vanderbilt)
     Robert Burgess        RB      6-0   190  So        Decatur, GA (Avondale)
     Mike Cadwell          QB      6-1   190  Jr        Saint Louis Park, MN (Saint Louis Park/Minnesota)
*  3 Duane Carrell         P       5-10  175  Sr-R **   Washington, DC (Woodrow Wilson)
     Jerry Carter          DB      5-10  170  So        Jacksonville (Jackson)
  87 Russ Castleberry      DE      6-0   205  So        Palatka (Palatka)
* 83 Bert Cooper           DE      6-1   218  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
* 89 Kent Corral           DE      5-11  195  So-R      Tampa (Jesuit)
     Sam Cowart            DB      5-11  165  So        Lithia (Pinecrest)
* 73 Dan Daniels           OT      6-4   250  Jr        Pensacola (Marion Institute)
* 32 Ed Davis              WR      6-1   195  So-R      Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 82 Rhett Dawson          WR      6-2   185  Sr-R **   Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
* 55 Allen Dees            C       6-2   190  Jr-R *    Lakeland (Lakeland)
     John DeMaria          DT      6-3   215  Jr        Newport News, VA (Ferguson)
  14 Frank Deming          QB      6-1   160  So-R      Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
     Mark Dowey            RB      5-11  195  So        Mobile, AL (McGill Institute)
     Joe Downey            QB      5-11  195  So        Mobile, AL (Theodore)
  83 Gary Doyle            DE      6-1   205  So        Camp Creek, MD (Crossland)
     John Drews            OG      5-11  210  So        Hollywood (South Broward)
  54 Jim Dundala           C       6-0   204  Jr        Morrisville, PA (Pennsbury)
  23 David Eddy            WR      5-11  173  So        Miami (Norland)
  29 Dano Fiore            WR      6-0   178  Jr        Chattahoochee (Chattahoochee)
*  1 Frank Fontes          PK      5-6   155  Sr   *    Perth Amboy, NJ (Ferrum JC)
     Dan Forey             TE      6-4   215  Jr-R      Denver, CO (Mesa JC)
* 18 Kent Gaydos           WR      6-6   210  Sr-R **   Dallas, TX (Winter Park)
  11 Fred Geisler          QB      6-0   187  So        Orlando (Edgewater)
* 72 Shane Gibbs           OG      6-3   220  Jr   *    Bay Minette, AL (Baldwin County)
* 86 Mike Glass            TE      6-3   210  Jr-R *    Tampa (Leto)
* 49 Guy Glisson           LB      6-0   194  Sr   **   Tampa (Hillsborough)
  21 Joe Goldsmith         WR      6-0   175  So        Lakeland (Kathleen)
     George Gould          DB      6-1   175  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
* 44 Buddy Gridley         LB      6-0   209  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Leon)
  33 Steve Hardin          FB      6-1   206  So-R      Boynton Beach (Seacrest)
  78 Jimbo Hensley         OT      6-3   225  So        Orlando (Oak Ridge)
* 70 Bill Henson           DT      6-0   223  Sr   *    Hyattsville, MD (Northwestern)
     Bill Hogue            FB      6-0   205  So        Smyrna, GA (Campbell)
     Dick Hopkins          QB      6-2   195  So        West Palm Beach (Forest Hill)
     Jim Howard            DT      6-5   225  So        Jacksonville (Paxon)
  51 Bobby Howell          LB      6-0   218  Jr   *    Decatur, GA (East)
     Darrell Howton        DB      5-11  175  So        Tampa (Robinson)
* 19 Gary Huff             QB      6-1   186  Jr   *    Tampa (Leto)
* 80 Charlie Hunt          DE      6-3   202  Jr   *    Jacksonville (Wolfson)
     Mike Hunter           FB      5-11  190  So        Lake City (Columbia)
* 79 Howard Jacobi         DT      6-2   242  Jr-R      Vero Beach (Marion Institute)
* 48 James Jarrett         FB      6-1   206  Sr-R **   Elizabethton, TN (Elizabethton)
     Ralph Jones           DB      5-11  180  So        Cairo, GA (Cairo)
     Allan Kelley          FB      5-11  190  So        Ozark, AL (Carroll)
* 24 John Lanahan          DB      6-0   202  Sr-R **   Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
  88 Johnny Lee            DE      6-4   210  So        Eastman, GA (Dodge County)
* 38 Buzzy Lewis           DB      6-0   180  So        Bristol (Liberty County)
     Walt Lindsey          TE      6-3   200  So        Bay Minette, AL (Baldwin County)
     Gary Loucks           P       6-3   195  So        Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
     Steve Macaulay        C       6-1   205  So        Atlanta, GA (East Atlanta)
* 31 Paul Magalski         FB      5-11  210  Sr   **   Garfield Heights, OH (Chanel)
     Jim Malkiewicz        DT      6-3   225  Jr        Perth Amboy, NJ (Ferrum JC)
* 65 J.W. McKinnie         OG      6-1   205  Sr   **   Macon, GA (Mark Smith)
* 40 Eddie McMillan        DB      6-2   175  Jr   *    Tampa (Blake)
  47 David McNish          LB      6-0   215  Jr        Eustis (Marion Institute)
* 62 David Miles           LB      5-10  185  So        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 77 Roger Minor           OT      6-3   233  Jr-R *    Delray Beach (Seacrest)
     Hodges Mitchell       DB      5-10  185  Jr        Dallas, TX (South Oak Cliff/Texas Christian)
* 43 John Montgomery       DB      6-0   185  Sr   **   Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
* 27 Arthur Munroe         TB      6-0   192  Sr-R **   Quincy (Quincy)
  56 John Murphy           LB      5-10  207  So        Albany, GA (Albany)
  64 Charlie Musser        OT      6-2   211  So-R      Graceville (Graceville)
* 30 Brent Norris          FB      6-0   199  So-R      Thomaston, GA (Lee)
* 36 Rick Oreair           TB      6-0   187  So-R      Jacksonville (Jackson)
  54 Keith Ottman          C       6-0   200  So        Lakeland (Vero Beach)
* 60 Clint Parker          LB      6-0   193  Jr   *    Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 84 Gary Parris           TE      6-2   210  Jr   *    Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
  52 Reece Rainey          LB      6-1   195  Jr-R      Greenville, AL (Greenville)
* 42 Ron Ratliff           DB      5-11  180  Jr-R *    West Palm Beach (Forest Hill)
* 76 Bill Rimby            OG      6-3   235  Sr-R **   Saint Petersburg (Dixie Hollins)
* 37 Oscar Roberts         TB      5-11  184  Jr        Ocilla, GA (Irwin County)
     Jerry Sanders         DE      6-2   196  So        Adel, GA (Cook County)
     Richard Sargent       WR      6-0   172  So        Fort Lauderdale (Lowndes)
     Ricky Satterfield     WR      6-4   215  So        Jonesboro, GA (Jonesboro)
  58 Andy Schmidt          LB      5-11  192  So        Brandon (Brandon)
* 85 Bill Shaw             DE      6-1   218  Sr   **   Marietta, GA (Wheeler)
* 35 Randy Shively         DB      6-0   170  So-R      Saint Petersburg (Dixie Hollins)
* 22 Barry Smith           WR      6-1   185  Jr   *    Miami (Coral Park)
     Mark Smith            FB      5-8   185  Jr        Williston (Williston)
* 20 David Snell           DB      5-7   172  Jr   *    Slocomb, AL (Slocomb)
* 74 Don Sparkman          OT      6-5   249  So        Jacksonville (Englewood)
     Roy Stephens          C       6-2   185  Jr        Williston (Williston)
* 53 Jay Stokes            OG-OT   6-3   220  Sr-R **   Sanford (Seminole)
* 59 Larry Strickland      LB      6-1   205  Jr-R *    Tallahassee (Rickards)
* 66 Joe Strickler         OT      6-2   235  Sr-R **   Avon Park (Avon Park)
* 26 J.T. Thomas           DB      6-1   196  Jr   *    Macon, GA (Lanier)
     Joe Thomas            WR      5-11  175  So        Tallahassee (Godby)
     Steve Walter          C       6-2   205  So        Jacksonville (Bolles)
* 12 Frank Whigham         QB      6-0   189  Sr-R *    Sanford (Seminole)
* 50 Dan Whitehurst        LB      6-3   214  Jr-R *    Adel, GA (Cook County)
     Barry Wood            OG      6-1   210  So        Smyrna, GA (Campbell)

1971 Roster - By Number

From the 1971 FSU Football Handbook, page 42.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Tommy Abbott          LB      6-1   210  So        West Palm Beach (Forest Hill)
     Bob Ajhar             RB      5-8   175  So        Miami (Coral Gables)
     Bayless Biles         DE      6-0   200  So        Bay Minette, AL (Baldwin County)
     Mack Brown            RB      6-0   190  Jr        Cookeville, TN (Putnam County/Vanderbilt)
     Robert Burgess        RB      6-0   190  So        Decatur, GA (Avondale)
     Mike Cadwell          QB      6-1   190  Jr        Saint Louis Park, MN (Saint Louis Park/Minnesota)
     Jerry Carter          DB      5-10  170  So        Jacksonville (Jackson)
     Sam Cowart            DB      5-11  165  So        Lithia (Pinecrest)
     John DeMaria          DT      6-3   215  Jr        Newport News, VA (Ferguson)
     Mark Dowey            RB      5-11  195  So        Mobile, AL (McGill Institute)
     Joe Downey            QB      5-11  195  So        Mobile, AL (Theodore)
     John Drews            OG      5-11  210  So        Hollywood (South Broward)
     Dan Forey             TE      6-4   215  Jr-R      Denver, CO (Mesa JC)
     George Gould          DB      6-1   175  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
     Bill Hogue            FB      6-0   205  So        Smyrna, GA (Campbell)
     Dick Hopkins          QB      6-2   195  So        West Palm Beach (Forest Hill)
     Jim Howard            DT      6-5   225  So        Jacksonville (Paxon)
     Darrell Howton        DB      5-11  175  So        Tampa (Robinson)
     Mike Hunter           FB      5-11  190  So        Lake City (Columbia)
     Ralph Jones           DB      5-11  180  So        Cairo, GA (Cairo)
     Allan Kelley          FB      5-11  190  So        Ozark, AL (Carroll)
     Walt Lindsey          TE      6-3   200  So        Bay Minette, AL (Baldwin County)
     Gary Loucks           P       6-3   195  So        Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
     Steve Macaulay        C       6-1   205  So        Atlanta, GA (East Atlanta)
     Jim Malkiewicz        DT      6-3   225  Jr        Perth Amboy, NJ (Ferrum JC)
     Hodges Mitchell       DB      5-10  185  Jr        Dallas, TX (South Oak Cliff/Texas Christian)
     Jerry Sanders         DE      6-2   196  So        Adel, GA (Cook County)
     Richard Sargent       WR      6-0   172  So        Fort Lauderdale (Lowndes)
     Ricky Satterfield     WR      6-4   215  So        Jonesboro, GA (Jonesboro)
     Mark Smith            FB      5-8   185  Jr        Williston (Williston)
     Roy Stephens          C       6-2   185  Jr        Williston (Williston)
     Joe Thomas            WR      5-11  175  So        Tallahassee (Godby)
     Steve Walter          C       6-2   205  So        Jacksonville (Bolles)
     Barry Wood            OG      6-1   210  So        Smyrna, GA (Campbell)
*  1 Frank Fontes          PK      5-6   155  Sr   *    Perth Amboy, NJ (Ferrum JC)
*  3 Duane Carrell         P       5-10  175  Sr-R **   Washington, DC (Woodrow Wilson)
  11 Fred Geisler          QB      6-0   187  So        Orlando (Edgewater)
* 12 Frank Whigham         QB      6-0   189  Sr-R *    Sanford (Seminole)
  14 Frank Deming          QB      6-1   160  So-R      Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
* 18 Kent Gaydos           WR      6-6   210  Sr-R **   Dallas, TX (Winter Park)
* 19 Gary Huff             QB      6-1   186  Jr   *    Tampa (Leto)
* 20 David Snell           DB      5-7   172  Jr   *    Slocomb, AL (Slocomb)
  21 Joe Goldsmith         WR      6-0   175  So        Lakeland (Kathleen)
* 22 Barry Smith           WR      6-1   185  Jr   *    Miami (Coral Park)
  23 David Eddy            WR      5-11  173  So        Miami (Norland)
* 24 John Lanahan          DB      6-0   202  Sr-R **   Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 26 J.T. Thomas           DB      6-1   196  Jr   *    Macon, GA (Lanier)
* 27 Arthur Munroe         TB      6-0   192  Sr-R **   Quincy (Quincy)
* 28 Robert Ashmore        DB      6-1   180  Sr-R **   Tallahassee (Leon)
  29 Dano Fiore            WR      6-0   178  Jr        Chattahoochee (Chattahoochee)
* 30 Brent Norris          FB      6-0   199  So-R      Thomaston, GA (Lee)
* 31 Paul Magalski         FB      5-11  210  Sr   **   Garfield Heights, OH (Chanel)
* 32 Ed Davis              WR      6-1   195  So-R      Lakeland (Lakeland)
  33 Steve Hardin          FB      6-1   206  So-R      Boynton Beach (Seacrest)
* 35 Randy Shively         DB      6-0   170  So-R      Saint Petersburg (Dixie Hollins)
* 36 Rick Oreair           TB      6-0   187  So-R      Jacksonville (Jackson)
* 37 Oscar Roberts         TB      5-11  184  Jr        Ocilla, GA (Irwin County)
* 38 Buzzy Lewis           DB      6-0   180  So        Bristol (Liberty County)
* 40 Eddie McMillan        DB      6-2   175  Jr   *    Tampa (Blake)
* 42 Ron Ratliff           DB      5-11  180  Jr-R *    West Palm Beach (Forest Hill)
* 43 John Montgomery       DB      6-0   185  Sr   **   Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
* 44 Buddy Gridley         LB      6-0   209  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Leon)
  46 Brian Bengtson        PK      6-3   205  Jr-R *    Green Bay, WI (Premontre)
  47 David McNish          LB      6-0   215  Jr        Eustis (Marion Institute)
* 48 James Jarrett         FB      6-1   206  Sr-R **   Elizabethton, TN (Elizabethton)
* 49 Guy Glisson           LB      6-0   194  Sr   **   Tampa (Hillsborough)
* 50 Dan Whitehurst        LB      6-3   214  Jr-R *    Adel, GA (Cook County)
  51 Bobby Howell          LB      6-0   218  Jr   *    Decatur, GA (East)
  52 Reece Rainey          LB      6-1   195  Jr-R      Greenville, AL (Greenville)
* 53 Jay Stokes            OG-OT   6-3   220  Sr-R **   Sanford (Seminole)
  54 Jim Dundala           C       6-0   204  Jr        Morrisville, PA (Pennsbury)
  54 Keith Ottman          C       6-0   200  So        Lakeland (Vero Beach)
* 55 Allen Dees            C       6-2   190  Jr-R *    Lakeland (Lakeland)
  56 John Murphy           LB      5-10  207  So        Albany, GA (Albany)
* 57 Steve Bratton         LB      6-0   200  So-R      Oviedo (Oviedo)
  58 Andy Schmidt          LB      5-11  192  So        Brandon (Brandon)
* 59 Larry Strickland      LB      6-1   205  Jr-R *    Tallahassee (Rickards)
* 60 Clint Parker          LB      6-0   193  Jr   *    Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 61 Phil Arnold           LB      6-0   211  So        Hollywood (South Broward)
* 62 David Miles           LB      5-10  185  So        Tallahassee (Leon)
  64 Charlie Musser        OT      6-2   211  So-R      Graceville (Graceville)
* 65 J.W. McKinnie         OG      6-1   205  Sr   **   Macon, GA (Mark Smith)
* 66 Joe Strickler         OT      6-2   235  Sr-R **   Avon Park (Avon Park)
* 69 Bobby Anderson        DT      5-10  215  So-R      Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 70 Bill Henson           DT      6-0   223  Sr   *    Hyattsville, MD (Northwestern)
* 72 Shane Gibbs           OG      6-3   220  Jr   *    Bay Minette, AL (Baldwin County)
* 73 Dan Daniels           OT      6-4   250  Jr        Pensacola (Marion Institute)
* 74 Don Sparkman          OT      6-5   249  So        Jacksonville (Englewood)
* 75 Richard Amman         DT      6-5   235  Sr   **   Cocoa Beach (Cocoa Beach)
* 76 Bill Rimby            OG      6-3   235  Sr-R **   Saint Petersburg (Dixie Hollins)
* 77 Roger Minor           OT      6-3   233  Jr-R *    Delray Beach (Seacrest)
  78 Jimbo Hensley         OT      6-3   225  So        Orlando (Oak Ridge)
* 79 Howard Jacobi         DT      6-2   242  Jr-R      Vero Beach (Marion Institute)
* 80 Charlie Hunt          DE      6-3   202  Jr   *    Jacksonville (Wolfson)
* 82 Rhett Dawson          WR      6-2   185  Sr-R **   Valdosta, GA (Valdosta)
* 83 Bert Cooper           DE      6-1   218  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
  83 Gary Doyle            DE      6-1   205  So        Camp Creek, MD (Crossland)
* 84 Gary Parris           TE      6-2   210  Jr   *    Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
* 85 Bill Shaw             DE      6-1   218  Sr   **   Marietta, GA (Wheeler)
* 86 Mike Glass            TE      6-3   210  Jr-R *    Tampa (Leto)
  87 Russ Castleberry      DE      6-0   205  So        Palatka (Palatka)
  88 Johnny Lee            DE      6-4   210  So        Eastman, GA (Dodge County)
* 89 Kent Corral           DE      5-11  195  So-R      Tampa (Jesuit)
Lettermen from the 1972 FSU Football Handbook, page 41.

1971 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rhett Dawson             Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American

Gary Huff                Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

J.T. Thomas              Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans -  3

1971 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom Bailey               31      RB                 Philadelphia Eagles
Fred Biletnikoff         25      WR                 Oakland  Raiders
Jeff Curchin             73      OT                 Chicago Bears
Chip Glass               83      TE                 Cleveland  Browns
Grant Guthrie             7      K                  Buffalo Bills
Ron Sellers              34      WR                 New England Patroits
Walt Sumner              29      DB                 Cleveland  Browns
Del Williams             61      OG                 New Orleans Saints

Noles in the Pros -  8

1971 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
REC
09/11
Ref
N
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Mobile, Al
W 24- 9
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-5
09/18
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 20-17
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-7
09/25
Ref
H
KANSAS
W 30- 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-7
10/02
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
W 17- 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-7
10/09
Ref
H
MISSISSIPPI STATE
W 27- 9
 
 
 
 
 
 
2-9
10/16
Ref
A
FLORIDA
L 15-17
19
16
 
 
 
 
4-7
10/23
Ref
H
SOUTH CAROLINA
W 49-18
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-5
10/30
Ref
A
HOUSTON
L 7-14
19
16
 
 
17
14
9-3
11/13
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
L 6-12
 
19
 
 
 
 
6-6
11/20
Ref
H
TULSA
W 45-10
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-7
11/27
Ref
H
PITTSBURGH
W 31-13
 
20
 
 
 
 
3-8
12/27
Ref
A
ARIZONA STATE
Fiesta Bowl, Tempe, Az
L 38-45
 
19
8
6
8
6
11-1
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    8- 4     5-0     2-4     1-0
AGAINST TOP 25   0- 1     0-0     0-1     0-0
FINAL UPI - 19


1971 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Arthur Munroe 09/11/1971 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 16 147 9.19 1 Paul Magalski 11/20/1971 TULSA 18 113 6.28 1 Paul Magalski 11/20/1971 TULSA 18 113 6.28 1 Paul Magalski 11/27/1971 PITTSBURGH 19 104 5.47 0

1971 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rhett Dawson 10/02/1971 VIRGINIA TECH 9 161 17.89 1 Barry Smith 09/25/1971 KANSAS 5 152 30.40 2 Barry Smith 12/27/1971 ARIZONA STATE 8 143 17.88 0 Rhett Dawson 10/23/1971 SOUTH CAROLINA 9 140 15.56 2 Barry Smith 11/20/1971 TULSA 4 125 31.25 2 Rhett Dawson 12/27/1971 ARIZONA STATE 8 108 13.50 3 Gary Parris 10/30/1971 HOUSTON 4 104 26.00 0 Rhett Dawson 11/27/1971 PITTSBURGH 7 103 14.71 1 Kent Gaydos 12/27/1971 ARIZONA STATE 5 101 20.20 0

1971 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gary Huff 10/02/1971 VIRGINIA TECH 25 21 374 1 14.96 2 Gary Huff 10/23/1971 SOUTH CAROLINA 41 26 366 1 8.93 5 Gary Huff 12/27/1971 ARIZONA STATE 46 25 347 2 7.54 2 Gary Huff 09/25/1971 KANSAS 34 17 300 3 8.82 3

1971 EOY Stats

From the 1972 FSU Football Handbook, page 60.
Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 271 129 Points Per Game............. 24.6 11.7 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 33 15 TDs Rushing................. 7 10 TDs Passing................. 23 3 TDs Fumble Return........... 1 1 TDs Punt Return............. 0 0 TDs Interception............ 1 1 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 1 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 33-33 12-15 Kick........................ 32-32 10-11 Pass........................ 1- 1 2- 4 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 13-24 7-15 SAFETY........................ 0 2 FIRST DOWNS................... 202 175 Rushing..................... 79 96 Passing..................... 117 68 Penalty..................... 6 11 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1305 1472 Yards gained rushing........ 1674 1976 Yards lost rushing.......... 369 504 Rushing Attempts............ 411 514 Average Per Rush............ 3.2 2.9 Average Per Game............ 118.6 133.8 PASSING YARDAGE............... 2750 1389 Att-Comp-Int................ 338-186-20 259-122-17 Efficiency.................. 133.99 82.85 Average Per Pass............ 8.1 5.4 Average Per Catch........... 14.8 11.4 Average Per Game............ 250.0 126.3 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 4055 2861 Total Plays................. 749 773 Average Per Play............ 5.4 3.7 Average Per Game............ 368.6 260.1 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 27- 556 53- 989 Average Per Return.......... 20.6 18.7 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 40-364 17- 86 Average Per Return.......... 9.1 5.1 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 17-172 20-236 Average Per Return.......... 10.1 11.8 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 32-20 33-17 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 61- 587 50- 468 Average Per Game............ 53.4 42.5 PUNTS-YARDS................... 53-1921 81-3053 Average Per Punt............ 36.2 37.7 Net punt average............ 34.6 33.2 ATTENDANCE.................... 132,783 193,235 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 5-26,557 5-38,647 ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD...... 12,133 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 1-12,133
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
37
92
72
70
271
Opponents
35
57
24
13
129
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Paul Magalski           106  549   33   516   4.9   3  27t
Arthur Munroe            78  376   35   341   4.4   1  58 
James Jarrett            60  282    3   279   4.7   1  26t
Oscar Roberts             7   89   10    79  11.3   0   9 
Rick Oreair              28   66    4    62   2.2   0  18 
Barry Smith              11   57    6    51   4.6   1  21 
Brent Norris             16   53    4    49   3.1   0   9 
Frank Deming              6   31   12    19   3.2   0   3 
Steve Hardin              6   18    3    15   2.5   0   8 
Kent Gaydos         10    1    5    0     5   5.0   0   5     0.5
Dano Fiore                1    2    0     2   2.0   0   2 
Shane Gibbs                                         1     
Frank Whigham            11   12   20    -8  -0.7   0   5 
 Team                     1    0   22   -22 -22.0   0 -22 
Gary Huff                59  134  217   -83  -1.4   1  20 

Total.........      11  411 1674  369  1305   3.2   7  58   118.6
Opponents.....      11  514 1976  504  1472   2.9  10       133.8


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Gary Huff               138.75 327-184-18   .563 2736  23  88t
Arthur Munroe           167.20   1-  1- 0  1.000    8   0   8 
Frank Whigham           -31.20   8-  1- 2   .125    6   0   6 
Barry Smith                      0-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0 
Frank Deming              0.00   1-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0 

Total.........      11  133.99 338-186-20   .550 2750  23  88t  250.0
Opponents.....      11   82.85 259-122-17   .471 1389   3       126.3


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Rhett Dawson            62   817  13.2   7  32t
Barry Smith             33   696  21.1   6  88t
Kent Gaydos         10  18   383  21.3   7  63t   38.3
Gary Parris             21   309  14.7   1  42 
James Jarrett           26   217   8.3   0  27 
Arthur Munroe           12   113   9.4   0  28 
Ed Davis                 4    98  24.5   0  34 
Rick Oreair              3    44  14.7   0  27 
Paul Magalski            3    29   9.7   1  16t
Oscar Roberts            2    27  13.5   0  16 
Mike Glass               1     9   9.0   1   9t
Gary Huff                1     8   8.0   0   8 

Total.........      11 186  2750  14.8  23  88t  250.0
Opponents.....      11 122  1389  11.4   3       126.3


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
David Snell          31  257   8.3  0  58 
John Montgomery       6   91  15.2  0  20 
Robert Ashmore        1   16  16.0  0  16 
Richard Amman         1    0   0.0  0   0 
J.T. Thomas           1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       40  364   9.1  0  58 
Opponent......       17   86   5.1  0     


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
John Lanahan          4   48  12.0  1  32t
Robert Ashmore        3    0   0.0  0   0 
Buddy Gridley         2   35  17.5  0  18 
Clint Parker          2   26  13.0  0  26 
J.T. Thomas           2   20  10.0  0  20 
Buzzy Lewis           1   33  33.0  0  33 
Eddie McMillan        1   10  10.0  0  10 
John Montgomery       1    0   0.0  0   0 
Ron Ratliff           1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       17  172  10.1  1  33 
Opponent......       20  236  11.8  1     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Eddie McMillan       11   275 25.0  1  90t
David Snell           9   121 13.4  0  23 
Barry Smith           4   116 29.0  0  41 
Buzzy Lewis           2    25 12.5  0  16 
John Montgomery       1    19 19.0  0  19 

Total.........       27   556 20.6  1  90t
Opponent......       53   989 18.7  0     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Charlie Hunt          4    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bill Shaw             3    0   0.0  0   .    0
Eddie McMillan        2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Larry Strickland      1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Mike Glass            1    0   0.0  0   .    0
John Lanahan          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bobby Anderson        1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Phil Arnold           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Howard Jacobi         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Buzzy Lewis           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Reece Rainey          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Kent Corral           0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       17        0.0  1        2
Opponent......       20        0.0  1     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Frank Fontes          0  13-24   30-31   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    69
Rhett Dawson          7   0-0     0-0    0-0   2   0-0   0   0    46
Kent Gaydos           7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Barry Smith           7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Paul Magalski         4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Gary Huff             1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   2-2   0   0     6
Shane Gibbs           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Mike Glass            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
James Jarrett         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
John Lanahan          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Arthur Munroe         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
Gary Parris           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
====================================================================
FSU                  33  13-24   30-31   0-0   2   2-2   0   0   271
Opponent             15   7-16   10-11   0-0   2   2-4   0   2   129
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Rhett Dawson
.
7
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Kent Gaydos
.
7
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Barry Smith
1
6
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Paul Magalski
3
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Gary Huff
1
.
23
.
.
.
.
.
.
Shane Gibbs
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Mike Glass
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
James Jarrett
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
John Lanahan
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Arthur Munroe
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Eddie McMillan
.
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
Gary Parris
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
8
23
23
1
.
.
1
.
.
Opponents
10
3
3
1
1
.
.
.
.
R = Rushing
C = Catch
P = Pass
I = Interception
FR = Fumble Recovery/Return
PR = Punt Return/Blocked Punt
KR = Kickoff Return
L = Lateral
FK = Free Kick Return


TOTAL OFFENSE        G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G
--------------------------------------------------
Gary Huff               386   -83 2736  2653
Paul Magalski           106   516    0   516
Arthur Munroe            79   341    8   349
James Jarrett            60   279    0   279
Oscar Roberts             7    79    0    79
Rick Oreair              28    62    0    62
Barry Smith              11    51    0    51
Brent Norris             16    49    0    49
Frank Deming              7    19    0    19
Steve Hardin              6    15    0    15
Kent Gaydos         10    1     5    0     5   0.5
Dano Fiore                1     2    0     2
Frank Whigham            19    -8    6    -2
 Team                     1   -22    0   -22

Total.........      11  749  1305 2750  4055 368.6
Opponent......      11  773  1472 1389  2861 260.1


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Frank Fontes         13-24  .542  0- 0  3- 3  3- 4  7-10  0- 7 47
FG SEQUENCE Frank Fontes
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
50, (31)
MIAMI
(20), (25)
KANSAS
(47), (31), (42)
VIRGINIA TECH
64, 38, (35)
MISSISSIPPI STATE
(43), (40)
FLORIDA
48
SOUTH CAROLINA
43
HOUSTON
50
GEORGIA TECH
(22), 51, 50, (40)
TULSA
56, (44)
PITTSBURGH
45, (41), 53
ARIZONA STATE
(30), (25), (42)
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Duane Carrell       53 1921  36.2  54                 

Total.........      53 1921  36.2  54                 
Opponent......      81 3053  37.7                     


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Barry Smith              51   696    0  116    0    0  863
Rhett Dawson              0   817    0    0    0    0  817
Paul Magalski           516    29    0    0    0    0  545
James Jarrett           279   217    0    0    0    0  496
Arthur Munroe           341   113    0    0    0    0  454
Kent Gaydos         10    5   383    0    0    0    0  388  38.8
David Snell               0     0  257  121    0    0  378
Gary Parris               0   309    0    0    0    0  309
Eddie McMillan            0     0    0  275   10    0  285
John Montgomery           0     0   91   19    0    0  110
Rick Oreair              62    44    0    0    0    0  106
Oscar Roberts            79    27    0    0    0    0  106
Ed Davis                  0    98    0    0    0    0   98
Buzzy Lewis               0     0    0   25   33    0   58
Brent Norris             49     0    0    0    0    0   49
John Lanahan              0     0    0    0   48    0   48
Buddy Gridley             0     0    0    0   35    0   35
Clint Parker              0     0    0    0   26    0   26
J.T. Thomas               0     0    0    0   20    0   20
Frank Deming             19     0    0    0    0    0   19
Robert Ashmore            0     0   16    0    0    0   16
Steve Hardin             15     0    0    0    0    0   15
Mike Glass                0     9    0    0    0    0    9
Dano Fiore                2     0    0    0    0    0    2
Frank Whigham            -8     0    0    0    0    0   -8
 Team                   -22     0    0    0    0    0  -22
Gary Huff               -83     8    0    0    0    0  -75

Total.........      11 1305  2750  364  556  172    0 5147 467.9
Opponent......      11 1472  1389   86  989  236    0 4172 379.3


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
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Larry Strickland         71   38   109      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Dan Whitehurst           72   37   109      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Lanahan             75   29   104      .            .          4- 48   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Bill Shaw                45   43    88      .            .           .      .    .   3-  0   .   .   .
Bill Henson              52   35    87      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Charlie Hunt             56   27    83      .            .           .      .    .   4-  0   .   .   .
Clint Parker             56   23    79      .            .          2- 26   .    .    .      .   .   .
Buddy Gridley            49   27    76      .            .          2- 35   .    .    .      .   .   .
Richard Amman            37   34    71      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   1   .
Eddie McMillan           51   11    62      .            .          1- 10   .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Bobby Anderson           44   17    61      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
J.T. Thomas              49    8    57      .            .          2- 20   .    .    .      .   1   .
Guy Glisson              40   12    52      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Robert Ashmore           29   19    48      .            .          3-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Howard Jacobi            26   15    41      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
David Miles              19   13    32      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Montgomery          12   13    25      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Steve Bratton            17    6    23      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Buzzy Lewis              12    3    15      .            .          1- 33   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Bert Cooper               7    5    12      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
David Snell               9    2    11      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Kent Corral               6    5    11      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Randy Shively             8    .     8      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ron Ratliff               6    .     6      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Reece Rainey              3    1     4      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Phil Arnold               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Mike Glass                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .

FLORIDA STATE 24, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 9

09/11/1971, Mobile, Al

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 9/12/1971, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

MOBILE, AL, September 11, 1971 - Only 12,133 fans showed up in Ladd Stadium after a rainy day in Mobile, but nothing put a damper on Florida State's football team here Saturday night as they started a new season - and a new day under Coach Larry Jones - with a firm 24-9 victory over Southern Mississippi.

On paper, it would look as though Arthur Munroe's running and Gary Huff's passing did the job.

But there were slashing blocks on offense and whacking clutch plays on defense that indicated much more in the story. Larry Strickland was just one of several aggressive defenders, but very probably the big one.

Munroe, the senior from Quincy whom they always said had a lot of "breakaway potential," ran 16 times and gained 147 yards. He got 58 yards in one lick, and scored on a 23-yard play.

Huff, the junior, hit on 14 of 24 passes, including seven in a row once and four in a row once for 169 yards.

Rhett Dawson pulled in seven for 57 yards. Barry Smith four for 49.

The field was damp but in sound shape after that all-day drizzle that stopped, oh, about a half-hour before the kickoff.

It was Southern who got out front first as the Seminoles offense stumbled at the start. The Mississippians, late in the first quarter, drove 69 yards, mixing it up on Doyle Orange's running and Buddy Palazzo's passing. Bill Foley broke 34 yards, right up the middle for a touchdown that made it 7-0.

Checked without a first down on their first two offensive series, the Seminoles got going from their 20. On Munroe's 58-yard scamper to the six, they pushed on to the two, where Paul Magalski on third down lost a fumble to Southern.

Southern was some error-prone on this night and a weak punt by Steve Broussard, after regular Ray Guy was tentatively sidelined with a hurt ankle, gave the Seminoles a chance.

Presented the ball at Southern's 35, they scored quickly. Huff's 34-yard pass to Ed Davis set it up. Magalski scored from the one.

A little later another Southern fumble and FSU recovered at the Mississippians' 21. This time the Seminoles settled for a 31-yard field goal by Frank Fontes.

It stayed 17-7 until the fourth quarter when the Seminoles drove 80 big yards with Munroe scoring from 23 out.

Southern got a late safety when a punt sailed over the head of Duane Carrell into the end zone.

The Seminoles made mistakes, too, but didn't permit Southern to do much with them. Each side lost two fumbles. Only one pass interception all night, that by Southern.

Orange, the heralded Southern sophomore, gained an even 100 yards in 16 carries.

Both sides covered the other well on kick runbacks. Seventy yards in penalties were stepped off against Southern, 32 against Florida State.

"We played like mad," said Jones, "it was certainly a team victory. We had great pass protection and that gave Huff some time to throw. Munroe ran like crazy.

"Southern came after us. They were still hitting at the end."

A modest Munroe declared: "Our line was tremendous. Anyone could have gained yardage with the holes they were giving me."

The Seminoles had an outstanding pass rush on defense as Jones noted. Two quarterbacks, Rick Donegan and Palazzo, were socked for big losses with Howard Jacobi, Charlie Hunt and Bill Henson often leading the charge.


With 16 seconds remaining in the game some overly enthusiatic Florida State football fans started shouting "We're No. 1, We're No. 1."

Whatever, the Seminoles won their opening football game by a decisive 24-9 score here Saturday night and it was altogether a satisfying debut for Larry Jones, the new coach.

Behind early by 7-0, the Seminoles erupted on Arthur Munroe's running and Gary Huff's passing.

Prior to the start there had been an all day concern about the weather. Rain had started at 6 and continued mostly in slow drizzle form, until about 30 minutes before the kickoff.

Though high school games had been played on the field both Thursday and Friday nights, Ladd Stadium on the turf seemed in rather good shape - well drained. The Seminoles were wearing those garnet jersies, gold trousers sometimes considered a jinx.

Billy Foley fumbled the kick return when racked by Kent Corral, but a Southern teammate recovered at the 25.

Southern surprised a bit, opening with Buddy Palazzo, a junior, at quarterback over Rick Donegan, the strong-passing senior.

A Foley run and a pair of Palazzo pass completions led to a first down at Southern's 49. But Doyle Orange, in two cracks, netted just a yard - socked hard by Larry Strickland for minus-one on his second effort. It came to fourth down at FSU's 49, and David Snell returned a punt seven yards to the 17.

Rhett Dawson dropped Gary Huff's third-down pass at the 32 and the Seminoles kicked back, Duane Carrell booming a 54-yarder to the Southern 27.

The Mississippians came up three yards short after three plays and punted to the FSU 25. More of the same for the Seminoles - no movement after a 5-yard pickup by Arthur Munroe - and Carrell punted to Southern's 33.

Socked back to its 17 for holding, Southern got it back when Florda State was called for spearing. Palazzo's passes weren't going, however. Another punt.

The Seminoles got their initial first down with 5:40 left in the quarter, Dawson catching a Huff pass for 11 at the 35. Huff overshot Barry Smith with a long bomb try. And an official ignored it when Dawson was flattened by a defender as he reached for another Huff throw. A punt went to Southern's 31.

Then it started. Orange cracked for nine, then for seven - right up the middle. Palazzo threw to Foley, wide open in the flats, and the fullback tore loose for 19 yards to FSU's 34.

Whereupon Foley on the next play tore off tackle and was suddenly clear - 34 yards for the touchdown. Ray Guy added the point for 7-0.

That stirred things a little.

After a kickoff into the end zone, Huff promptly passed from the 20 to Smith on the 36. Abruptly, Munroe sliced off left tackle, slanted toward the sidelines and was clear. Slowed by one chaser who got a handle on him but couldn't hold him, he was finally nailed by Ken Burge on the Southern six after a 58-yard gainer.

Munroe then dug to the two, but got little more than a half-yard on second down. Paul Magalski tried, got slammed hard, fumbled. Mickey Hudson recovered the bouncing ball at the seven for Southern.

Southern was short of a first down at the 16 as the second quarter began. With Guy apparently shaken up on a previous play, Steve Broussard punted. It was a weak one, 19 yards to the Southern 35.

The Seminoles didn't fool around. Ed Davis, a sophomore, hauled in a Huff throw, 34 yards to the one. Huff sneaked twice but a tough middle defense held. Then Magalski, behind a strong block to the right, smashed in easily for the touchdown. Frank Fontes was true and it was a 7-7 tie.

Soon at the Southern 31, Donegan, now in at quarterback, fumbled and Bill Shaw claimed the ball for Florida State at the 28.

Huff hit Dawson for seven, and Munroe soon smacked for eight to the 10. After Hugh Eggerman caught Munroe for a loss of four, Huff passed 14 yards to Dawson in the end zone for six points. A Fontes kick made it 14-7 with 8:49 left in the half.

Corral whacked Southern's kick-return guy on the 14, and the Hattiesburg boys couldn't cut it from down deep. Guy was back in to punt and got a 42-yarder to the 39.

Huff passed to Smith at the 50, to Davis at the 36. But more passes failed. A 50-yard field goal by Fontes was wide.

Right away the Seminoles got another chance, as Palazzo fumbled on the first scrimmage play.

Charlie Hunt got the ball for Florida State at the Southern 20.

Munroe got five the hard way; stopped cold, he spun away. But two more Munroe efforts netted only the 13. Fontes came back in, kicked a 31-yard field goal for 17-7.

Penalties helped keep Southern in a hole. Guy punted 52 yards to FSU's 26 and the Seminoles were taxed back to the 13 for a clip. With 25 seconds showing on the clock, Huff judicioously sneaked and killed the clock.

The Seminoles couldn't move after taking the last-half kickoff. Carrell punted 44 yards to Southern's 24.

Orange, in two runs, got 12. Then, on a triple-option pitchout, Orange sailed wide for 21 to FSU's 43.

With Strickland's decking of Palazzo for a 4-yard loss a key, the Seminoles held. Guy angeled a punt out on the 17.

Again it was Munroe off tackle, this time going for 32 to the 49. Smith caught a short toss at the Southern 44, and Dawson made it a first down with a grab at the 39.

Then a pass got deflected by a Seminole receiver, and Southern's Guy White intercepted at the 25.

Orange led to the 38. Then Hunt smashed Palazzo for a loss of eight. Whereupon, Bill Henson got through and struck the quarterback again - a setback of 10 this time. Soon Guy punted and Snell managed a 14-yard return to FSU's 43.

The Seminoles couldn't make it past midfield, and Carrell's punt took a reverse bounce. Southern started from its 27.

Willie Heidleburg was slapped for an 8-yard loss by Steve Bratton. David Miles and Howard Jacobi swept in to get Palazzo for another 8-yard loss. But Doug Parker pulled in a pass for a first down at the 37. A penalty for offensive pass interference soon set Southern back on its 33, however, and Guy had to punt, with FSU getting a chance this time from its 44.

But Munroe fumbled and Fred Cook gave Southern a big opportunity with his recovery at FSU's 48, seconds before the fourth quarter started.

Two Donegan passes, one to Foley and another to Broussard, brought a first down at the FSU 30. Orange cracked to the 25. Two passes missed, with James Thomas big on defense.

Fourth down, and Guy tried a 42-yard field goal. No good.

The Seminoles drove from the 20...beautifully.

After Munroe got three, Huff passed to Dawson for seven, to Smith for 13, then to Dawson again for six at the Southern 48.

Davis snagged a Huff toss at the 37 as the quarterback hit on his fourth straight pass.

A switch, with Munroe running - and ripping to the 23.

Next play, behind a big block on the left side, Munroe tore through, broke tackles and raced into the end zone on a 23-yard scoring play. A Fontes conversion brought it to 24-7 early in the last quarter.

Southern probed three yards short of midfield, but clutch defensive moves, including one by Bobby Anderson, on the return, but Eddie McMillan and-or John Lanahan were there to keep it for FSU at the 20.

Frank Whigham got a turn at quarterback. On third and one, he lost eight trying a surprise pass. On the punt, Jay Stokes hiked the ball far over Carrell's head. Carrell raced back in the end zone, wisely stayed there with the ball, yielding a safety that made it 24-9.

Southern got the ball at its 43 after another punt. Jacobi hit Donegan for a 10-yard loss, but a pass got the yardage back. On third and seven, Donegan threw to Foley, who broke away to the FSU 28 before Lanahan ran him down.

It came to third down. This time, Bratton and Jacobi slashed in to hit Donegan for minus-12 back at the 39. Guy tried a 57-yard field goal. No good.

And for all practical purposes, it was all over except for a happy trip home for Larry Jones, the new coach, and his Seminoles.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
7
0
0
2
9
FLORIDA STATE
0
17
0
7
24

1st   0- 7  Opp, 34, run (kick), 2:02 
2nd   7- 7  Paul Magalski, 1, run (Frank Fontes, kick), 11:42
     14- 7  Rhett Dawson, 14, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 8:49 
     14- 7  Frank Fontes, 50, field goal failed
     17- 7  Frank Fontes, 31, field goal, 3:16 
3rd  17- 7  Opp, 42, field goal failed
4th  24- 7  Arthur Munroe, 23, run (Frank Fontes, kick), 11:23
     24- 9  Opp, safety, 5:38 
            Note: Ball hiked over Duane Carrell's head and he's tackled 
                  in the end zone.                                      
     24- 9  Opp, 57, field goal failed


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 13 Rushes-yards 41-171 44-119 Passing 169 133 Att-Comp-Int 24-14-1 24-13-0 Total Yards 65-340 68-252 Punt Returns 6-23 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-22 6-94 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 2-0 Punts 5-38.6 10-38.2 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 3-2 Penalties-Yds 4-32 8-70 3rd Down Conversions 5-14 5-17 Attendance 12,133 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Arthur Munroe 16- 147 Rick Oreair 3- 28 Paul Magalski 9- 9 Brent Norris 1- 9 James Jarrett 1- 1 Gary Huff 5- 0 Oscar Roberts 0- 0 Frank Whigham 4- -1 Team 1- -22 Receiving Rhett Dawson 7- 57 Barry Smith 4- 49 Ed Davis 1- 34 Kent Gaydos 2- 29 Passing Gary Huff 24-14-1-169 Punt Return David Snell 6- 23 Kickoff Return Eddie McMillan 1- 22 Punting Duane Carrell 5- 193 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bill Shaw . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Charlie Hunt . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Kent Corral . . . . . . . . . 1 . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   19  Gary Huff
WR   22  Barry Smith
TB   27  Arthur Munroe
FB   31  Paul Magalski
SG   53  Jay Stokes
C    55  Allen Dees
WG   65  J.W. McKinnie
ST   66  Joe Strickler
WT   74  Don Sparkman
WR   82  Rhett Dawson
TE   86  Mike Glass
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV  24  John Lanahan
LC   26  J.T. Thomas
SAF  28  Robert Ashmore
RC   40  Eddie McMillan
WLB  50  Dan Whitehurst
MLB  59  Larry Strickland
SLB  60  Clint Parker
SLB  70  Bill Henson
RT   75  Richard Amman
RE   80  Charlie Hunt
LE   85  Bill Shaw
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Frank Fontes
 3  Duane Carrell
12  Frank Whigham
18  Kent Gaydos
20  David Snell
30  Brent Norris
32  Ed Davis
36  Rick Oreair
##  NAME
-----------------------------
37  Oscar Roberts
48  James Jarrett
57  Steve Bratton
62  David Miles
69  Bobby Anderson
79  Howard Jacobi
84  Gary Parris
89  Kent Corral

FLORIDA STATE 20, MIAMI 17

09/18/1971, CORAL GABLES, FL

From the Tallahassee Democrat, 9/19/1971, page 1C, by Bill McGrotha

MIAMI, FL, September 18, 1971 - Gee, did Eddie McMillan ever make some Miami people mad.

He got cute and returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown.

Twenty thousand two hundred and sixty-six people taking a sauna bath in the fantastic heat of the Orange Bowl on a Saturday afternoon immediately wondered what kind of fools they were to come out for this one instead of staying at home, like maybe three million others, and watching it on television.

But, stung by McMillan's lightning runback that heralded the possibility of a Florida State romp, Miami's football Hurricanes turned the Seminoles every way but loose for the remainder of the first half and led 17-7.

Almost methodically, almost - if not quite - as though they had it planned this way all along, Florida State stubbornly, stoutly fought back, inch by inch, and won the game 20-17 on a 25-yard Frank Fontes field goal in the final five minutes.

But, whew, it was close.

A lost fumble in the last minute and a half gave Miami a closing opportunity at the Florida State 28. But a defense that had been bamboozled by the running of Chuck Foreman and Tom Sullivan much of the afternoon rose up and choked that last-gasp endeavor of a tiring Miami.

"We had no idea what to expect," said Larry Jones afterward, and the Seminoles' new coach surely spoke the truth. Fran Curci, making his debut as Miami's coach, had a carefully rehearsed running plan, and the talent to make it go.

"It was my fault we lost," insisted Curci, and that surely was not the truth.

It was a matter of depth - short Miami tiring much more than Florida State, and of the Seminoles making halftime adjustments and retaining remarkable poise they had displayed in their opener of a week ago.

For once the statistics tell much of the story.

Miami got 18 first downs - but only four in the last half. Miami got 234 yards rushing - but only 39 in the last half. Florida State got 183 yards passing - 139 in the last half. Florida State completed 15 of 24 passes, 10 of 14 in that last half.

Had it ended in a 17-17 tie, as it might have, one could have said there were no winners and no losers but only survivors in the consuming heat of this one.

After McMillan made 'em mad with his second longest scoring runback of a kickoff - he had a 93 yarder against Mississippi State last year - the Hurricanes pounded 63 yards to a tying touchdown, Foreman scoring from the five.

The Seminoles soon got backed up, and Miami had a crack from the Florida State 15 following a punt and a penalty. Foreman scored from the seven on the opening play of the second quarter.

And on the last play of the half Mike Burke kicked a 37-yard field goal for a 17-7 lead following a second interception of a Gary Huff pass. The Hurricanes stole none in that last half.

Presented an opportunity by a short Miami punt, the Seminoles went 46 yards and narrowed it to 17-10 on a 20-yard Fontes field goal late in the third quarter.

They marched 73 yards for a touchdown soon after, Huff tossing five yards to Rhett Dawson in the end zone.

Another big drive of 80 yards brought the winning 3-pointer by Fontes with 4:38 remaining.

What the Seminoles did was score the first three times they got their mitts on the football during that last-half comeback, consuming much time in the process.

Dawson pulled in six of Huff's passes for 86 yards in again leading FSU receivers. Paul Magalski led the Seminoles' hard-pressed running game with 53 yards in 11 tries.

The Seminoles accomplished it all without benefit of a fumble recovery and only one pass interception. That one was a big one, however, as Robert Ashmore picked off a John Hornibrook pass in the end zone in the first half following an FSU fumble at its own eight-yard line.

Miami hopped on two Florida State fumbles and swiped two passes.

With Sullivan gaining 128 yards in 19 runs and Foreman 78 in 16, the Hurricanes outdid Florida State in total offense, 370 to 261.

It was a remarkably penalty-free game. Just 25 yards was walked off on Miami, only 20 on the Seminoles. The Hurricanes did have some costly 5-yards penalties for illegal motion in their total.

But the most important figure for Florida State that came out of this one was 2-0. They go into their first home game against Kansas on Saturday night unbeaten in this young season.


In the brutal mid-afternoon heat of the Orange Bowl, Florida State fought an excruciating uphill battle to hold off Miami's battling football team 20-17 here Saturday.

Down 17-7 at the half, the Seminoles won it with superior stamina, driving 80 yards to Frank Fontes' winning field goal that came with less than five minutes remaining.

As they announced an around-town temperature of 85 degrees just before kickoff in this one, Florida State won the toss, chose to receive.

First play produced a penalty, as Miami's kick sailed out of bounds. Set back five yards to the 35 for another boot, UM tried again - and Mike Burke put it right down the middle.

Eddie McMillan tucked the ball in at the 10, struck out to his left behind a blocking wall, got a final clearing block by Charlie Hunt near midfield, and rambled on for a 90-yards touchdown runback. Frank Fontes added a point for 7-0 with only 23 seconds gone.

With Chuck Foreman running Florida State's kick back 26 yards, Miami got good starting position at its 37. Then the Hurricanes uncorked some devastating running.

Foreman bounced away for nine, then for 13. From the Florida State 37 a couple of plays later, John Hornibrook faked a run and heaved a pass. Witt Beckman, a 6-2 hometown sophomore, pulled it in at the five.

Headed toward his right, Foreman seemed hit for a yard loss but pulled away and danced to his left, into the end zone. Ray Borowicz kicked a point, making it 7-7.

McMillan got just 13 yards to the 19 on the ensuing kickoff runback. First down, and Paul Magalski, going wide, fumbled. Larry Lancaster claimed it for Miami at the 13.

Promptly Hornibrook aimed the ball toward a receiver deep in the end zone. The throw was short and Robert Ashmore came up with a falling interception.

Two runs and a short pass left the Seminoles just short of the 30 and a first down. Duane Carrell boomed a 48-yard punt, setting Miami back to its 26.

And again Miami drove.

Foreman banged for eight. Tom Sullivan got 11, then five to FSU's 47. Soon Foreman, with a pitchout, raced for 14 to the 29.

Then Sullivan whacked for 21 and a first down at the eight.

Hornibrook kept, picked up four, Sullivan, on a pitchout, was stopped at the two. Foreman hit off the right side, and got within six inches of the goal.

Fourth down, and, following a Miami timeout, Sullivan's number was called. He got nothing at all; the Seminoles had held.

Huff sneaked - and the ball remained at that 6-inch line. James Jarrett found a little hole, and got three. On a fake and a keeper, Huff bulled to the 10, maybe a foot short of the first down. Carrell punted under a hard rush and it was a 30-yarder that Larry Lancaster returned 10 to the 30, but a personal foul was called on a Florida State tackler; Miami got the ball at the 15.

Sullivan picked up four, and Silvio Cardoso six - just short of the five. Hornibrooke made it a first down at the two. Next play Miami got penalized five for illegal motion as that long first quarter ended.

Foreman took a pitchout and scored easily from the seven on the first play of the second period. Borowicz kicked the point for 14-7.

McMillan got 14 to the 29 on the kick runback. Huff soon passed 19 yards to Rhett Dawson at the 49; it was the initial first down of the game for the Seminoles.

Next play Huff threw long in search of Barry Smith, but Tallahasseean Burgess Owens stuck with the speedster all the way - and intercepted at the 13.

The Seminoles still couldn't stop the Miami ground assault. Sullivan led to the Miami 37. Another Horinbrook fake, with a pass to Ken O'Connell for 20 yards to Florida State's 44. Three more runs gained the 33.

There the Florida State defense stiffened. On fourth down, with the ball at the 28, Borowicz attempted a 45-yard field goal. The kick was short.

But the offense still couldn't move. Carrell's punt to the Miami 35 brought a 13-yard runback to the 48 by Daryl Reech, and the Hurricanes again had good field position.

Chopping runs gained the Florida State 32, where it came to fourth down and three. Miami gambled and lost. Cardoso was stopped short at the 30 as Richard Amman led the stand.

After Huff got blitzed for a loss of six by Tony Christiani, he passed to Gary Parris for four. Then he turned Magalski loose on a draw play, and he scrambled for 16 to the 44.

Soon a Huff pass to Dawson, covering 21 yards, set the Seminoles at Miami's 35. Parris caught a short one at the 28.

Whereupon Jim Word intercepted Huff's next toss and scooted 34 yards to FSU's 48 before the last man - Mike Glass - nailed him. Forty seconds remained in the half.

Foreman knocked off 12. A long pass to Cardoso in the end zone appeared to have been caught for a touchdown but the ball had touched the ground first, said the official down there. Foreman got six to the 30 with 11 seconds left.

Hornibrook passed to Bill Perkins, who stepped out of bounds at the 20.

Six seconds left, and Mike Burke was true with a 37-yard field goal, making it 17-7 on the final play of the half.

At this point Miami had rolled up 195 yards rushing, 75 passing. Florida State had just 24 on the ground, 54 by air. Miami owned 14 first downs, the Seminoles just three. Foreman showed 75 yards, Sullivan 76. Miami had not punted.

But soon in the second half the Hurricanes punted following a start at their 20. Sullivan had sparked a push to the 38, where things bogged down.

Burke's punt was a short one that took a reverse bounce - back to the Miami 46. It went down as an 8-yard kick.

After Art Munroe lost three, Huff passed to Smith at the 35, then hit him again at the 27. Munroe got a first down at the 24. Dawson soon caught a first-down throw at the 13.

Magalski slipped through to the seven. On third down at the six, Kent Gaydos, on an end-around, reached the one.

But Huff got nothing on a sneak, and Magalski lost two. Munroe dropped Huff's wide open pass as he crossed the goal line in front of a defender.

Fourth down, and Fontes kicked a 20-yard field goal for 17-10 with 3:29 left in the quarter.

Sullivan got a 40-yard runback on the kickoff, up to Miami's 43. But the Seminoles held at the 50, forced a punt.

Burke, despite a high snap, got off a good one, 44 yards to the six. But Snell returned it 21 yards to the 27.

Huff's pass to Dawson netted four, and Munroe on the draw reached the 37. Huff kept, got nine. Munroe pushed to a first down at the 48. Shortly, Huff lofted a 25-yard pass that Dawson caught at the Miami 27 on the last play of the quarter.

Christiani struck Munroe for a 5-yard loss. A screen pass to Jarrett got just two, to the 30. On a big, big play Munroe danced with a Huff pass for 21 yards, and a first down at the nine.

Huff kept for two. Smith, on an end-around, got pulled down at the five. Third down, and Huff tossed smoothly to Dawson in the end zone for the touchdown. Fontes put through the point, and it was 17-17 with 12:40 to go in the game.

With Foreman loose for 12 yards and Sullivan for 21, Miami soon penetrated to a first down on FSU's 33.

John Lanahan tackled Foreman for a loss of two. On third down Hornibrook retreated to recover a fumble at the 40. Burke's punt rolled into the end zone.

Huff threw 23 yards to Gaydos, but the big fellow was ruled out of bounds as he made the reception. Third down at the 20, and another big play, Huff passing to Magalski to keep things going at the 31.

On the draw, Magalski got nine more - but Huff was socked by the quick Christiani once again, this time for a 12-yard setback at the 28. Immediately, Huff tossed to Jarrett, who pulled the ball in about 12 yards downfield, maneuvered on to get the first down with a 27-yard gainer to Miami's 45.

Magalski, on an outside draw, dug for 16 to the 29. Jarrett soon picked up 11 and a first down at the 14.

Three more runs reached the seven. Fontes came in on fourth down, and booted the winning field goal - a 25-yarder with 4:38 remaining.

Fontes, on the kickoff, sent his first one out of bounds, trying to avert a Miami runback. His second travelled to the 16, and Foreman ripped off 22 yards on the runback to the 38. Again UM had good field position.

Hornibrook threw in the flats to Sullivan - with no defender even close to him. Sullivan skipped down the sidelines 25 yards to FSU's 37 before James Thomas got him.

Illegal procedure cost Miami five. On third and four, McMillan blitzed from his cornerback spot and hit Foreman for a loss of four. On fourth and eight, with 2:10 left. Hornibrook's pass fell incomplete, and FSU took over at its 35.

Jarrett hit the line twice, for three yards, as Miami called timeout. Then a Huff handoff to Jarrett, moving wide, was fumbled and Miami's big Mike Barnes recovered at Florida State's 28 with 1:22 to go.

But an obviously tired Hornibrook could get nothing going. He lost nine trying to pass, then got hit with another 5-yard penalty for illegal motion. Amman slammed through to deck him for a 9-yard loss, back to the 50. Lanahan broke up a pass. With Owens in at a flanker spot, Hornibrook - on Miami's last offensive play - hit him with a 27-yard pass, but it was well short of a first down.

Seven seconds to go and Huff fell on the football. A long hot day was over.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
0
3
10
20
MIAMI
7
10
0
0
17

1st   7- 0  Eddie McMillan, 90, kickoff return (Frank Fontes, kick), 14:27
      7- 7  Opp, 5, run (kick), 12:13
2nd   7-14  Opp, 7, run (kick), 14:55
      7-14  Opp, 45, field goal failed, 7:36 
      7-17  Opp, 38, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  10-17  Frank Fontes, 20, field goal, 3:29 
4th  17-17  Rhett Dawson, 5, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 12:40
     20-17  Frank Fontes, 25, field goal, 4:38 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 15 18 Rushes-yards 36- 73 55-234 Passing 183 136 Att-Comp-Int 24-15-2 14-7-1 Total Yards 60-256 69-370 Punt Returns 1-21 3-25 Kickoff Returns 3-117 4-106 Interception Ret. 1-0 2-34 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 3-43.7 3-30.7 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-0 Penalties-Yds 2-20 5-25 3rd Down Conversions 6-13 7-18 Attendance 20,266 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Paul Magalski 11- 53 James Jarrett 6- 20 Kent Gaydos 1- 5 Arthur Munroe 8- 4 Barry Smith 1- 2 Gary Huff 9- -11 Receiving Rhett Dawson 6- 86 James Jarrett 2- 28 Arthur Munroe 1- 22 Barry Smith 2- 22 Paul Magalski 2- 13 Gary Parris 2- 12 Passing Gary Huff 24-15-2-183 Punt Return David Snell 1- 21 Kickoff Return Eddie McMillan 3- 117 Punting Duane Carrell 3- 131 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dan Whitehurst 5 3 8 . . . . . . . . . David Snell 6 1 7 . . . . . . . . . Eddie McMillan 6 . 6 . . . . . . . . . Larry Strickland 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Bill Henson 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Charlie Hunt 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Clint Parker 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . John Lanahan 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Guy Glisson 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Steve Bratton 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Bill Shaw 3 . 3 . . . . . . 1 . . Howard Jacobi 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . J.W. McKinnie 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Anderson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . J.T. Thomas 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . John Montgomery 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Richard Amman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Joe Strickler 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Don Sparkman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Randy Shively 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Robert Ashmore . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   19  Gary Huff
WR   22  Barry Smith
TB   27  Arthur Munroe
FB   31  Paul Magalski
C    55  Allen Dees
WG   65  J.W. McKinnie
ST   66  Joe Strickler
WT   74  Don Sparkman
SG   76  Bill Rimby
WR   82  Rhett Dawson
TE   86  Mike Glass
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV  24  John Lanahan
LC   26  J.T. Thomas
SAF  28  Robert Ashmore
RC   40  Eddie McMillan
WLB  50  Dan Whitehurst
MLB  59  Larry Strickland
SLB  60  Clint Parker
LT   70  Bill Henson
RT   75  Richard Amman
RE   80  Charlie Hunt
LE   85  Bill Shaw
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Frank Fontes
 3  Duane Carrell
12  Frank Whigham
18  Kent Gaydos
20  David Snell
30  Brent Norris
32  Ed Davis
36  Rick Oreair
38  Buzzy Lewis
42  Ron Ratliff
43  John Montgomery
##  NAME
-----------------------------
48  James Jarrett
49  Guy Glisson
53  Jay Stokes
57  Steve Bratton
62  David Miles
69  Bobby Anderson
77  Roger Minor
79  Howard Jacobi
84  Gary Parris
89  Kent Corral

FLORIDA STATE 30, KANSAS 7

09/25/1971, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 9/26/1971, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL, September 25, 1971 - Continuing to thumb their inspired noses at early adversity, Florida State's football team slammed past previously-unscored-upon University of Kansas here Saturday night - and much as though it is really that good!

The adversity in this one was a different breed of cat than the one that confronted the Seminoles in their first two games - when they fought to victory after trailing early.

On his first run of the night, Paul Magalski went down with a dislocated shoulder that figures to put him on the sidelines with Art Munroe - the Seminoles' other injury-stricken starting running back - for two games or more.

But never mind, and like who needs running!

Frank Fontes was the key to forcing Kansas out of its strong running game in the first half, slamming home field goals of 47, 31 and 42 yards.

Gary Huff's strong arm did the rest.

Ignoring three fist-half interceptions by Kansas, Huff hit on 17 of 34 throws for an even 300 yards and three touchdowns before retiring to the bench in the middle of the third quarter after directing the Seminoles to all of their points.

One payoff pass was a school-record one of 88 yards to Barry Smith in that third quarter - not long after Smith had caught a 19-yarder for a TD that made the score 23-7 and, for all pratical purposes, put the visitors out of it.

Huff's earlier touchdown pitch, in the second quarter, was a 24-yarder to Kent Gaydos, who was deployed at tight end - instead of his normal wideout spot - much of the way in this one.

For what little it's worth, the Seminoles got 47 yards running the football.

Now the Seminoles stand 3-0, and not since the glory year of 1964 have they had a start like this.

While passing remains the Seminoles' game, it sure isn't the game of the Jayhawks. Kansas, now 2-1, couldn't throw a lick - and running was no way to go after the Seminoles moved in front 13-0 in the first quarter. It was 16-7 at the half.

Kansas' lone score, on the heels of a pass interception that gave them a shot from the Seminoles' 34, was on Don Heck's 7-yard toss to John Schroll.

That was just one of eight Heck and his understudy, David Jaynes, completed in 27 tries between them. Yardage total, between them, was 33. The Seminoles stole five.

"I thought Clint Parker's interception," said Coach Larry Jones, "was the one that broke it open."

Parker's theft, setting up the Seminoles at the Kansas 24, was followed shortly by Huff's touchdown toss to Smith that made it 23-7.

"The defense played extraordinarily well," continued Jones. And so it did. Most of the 143 yards rushing Kansas got came late. The Jayhawks total offense was just 176 yards.

Huff had spectacular protection from the offensive line, and Kansas' vaunted pass rush was not much on this warm, humid evening.

Rhett Dawson pulled in eight passes, for 65 yards. Smith got 152 yards out of his five receptions.

Best Kansas weapon was fleet sophomore Delvin Williams, a 9.5 guy in the hundred, but most of the 101 yards he got in 14 cracks came late, too.

As 34,784 whooped it up, Florida State scored the first time it got the football. The first six points came off the toe of Fontes, with Huff's TD shot to Gaydos providing a 13-0 lead. It was 16-7 at the half.

The Seminoles had more apparent adversity in the third quarter, with a brisk wind that had picked up at intermission going against them. Nevertheless, Huff - big on third-down plays all night - kept the ball aloft and hit two of those touchdown throws.

Assistant Coach Steve Sloan said the 88-yarder to Smith wasn't in the playbook. "Barry noticed something in the first half and told us what was happening. He sure was right."

Right, and right on!


Three field goals by Frank Fontes and three touchdowns passes by Gary Huff lifted Florida State to an emphatic 30-7 victory over Kansas before 34,784 whooping fans here Saturday night.

Barry Smith scored on a school-record touchdown pass of 88 yards in the third quarter, not long after he had tallied on a 19-yard Huff pitch.

And now the Seminoles, 3-0 in the stunning young season, head for Blacksburg, Va., and a Saturday afternoon date with old-nemesis Virginia Tech.

Officials were busy early in this one.

Frank Fontes kicked off into the 7:30 twilight. And speedster Delvin Williams tucked it in at the three, skipped up to the 30 before getting stopped. But a flag had dropped, clipping was called, and Kansas - which received after winning the pregame coin toss - started from its 10.

Steve Conley soon erupted for 12 and a first down at the 26. But the 220-pound Conley netted exactly nothing on two more runs. Mike Cerne got 11 on a reverse but KU was taxed for holding, back to the 18. Whereupon, end Bill Shaw stuck Conley for a 5-yard loss, to the 13.

David Snell got a 9-yard return on a punt to put the Tribe in business at the KU 48.

Gary Huff came out throwing, hitting Barry Smith for 12 yards on the first scrimmage play. Then Rhett Dawson caught one for five. But two more passes missed targets.

Fourth down, and Frank Fontes booted a 47-yard field goal for 3-0.

Previously unscored-upon Kansas had yielded points on the Seminoles' first turn with the football.

The Jayhawks began at their 21 after the kickoff. Dan Heck quickly fired an 11-yard pass to Lucius Turner. Soon Williams hit wide for 18 to the 44. But KU was obliged to punt short of midfield. It was a nifty by Marc Harris, dead at FSU's 8.

And the Seminoles struck again.

On his first run of the night, for eight yards, Paul Magalski hurt his shoulder, and was quickly directed to the dressing room. Rick Oreair, the sophomore, replaced him. On third down, Huff pitched to Smith at the 34. A pass-interference call, as Rhett Dawson tried for a catch, got another first down at the 50. Third down again, and Huff found Smith with a bullet at the 32. Eddie Davis pulled in a 15-yarder at the 17. But the Seminoles were halted at the 14.

In came Fontes to put a 31-yard kick through the uprights for 6-0.

Then Fontes slammed the kickoff out of the end zone.

Heck went long with a pass - and Robert Ashmore intercepted for the Seminoles at FSU's 45.

Dawson pulled in a 24-yard pass at the Kansas 31. But a 5-yard penalty slowed the Seminoles. This time Huff's third-down magic didn't work. Jerry Evans intercepted a toss at the 18, got back to the 39.

Charlie Hunt rocked Jerome Nelloms for a loss of three, and Howard Jacobi held Nelloms to naught on his next run. A pass missed, and when Harris punted, Snell was waiting.

Snell got blocking to his right, criss-crossed near midfield as he avoided a tackler, and maneuvered 51 yards to the KU 24 on the runback.

Huff passed to Dawson for three, but lost three himself on a following quarterback-draw attempt.

Third down, and Huff whipped a long one to Kent Gaydos, who caught it just before falling out of the end-zone sideline. Fontes' point kick brought it to 13-0 with 30 seconds left in the quarter.

Pass interference, called on James Thomas, got KU a first down at its 48.

Williams led a running charge to a first down at the 27. Kansas stalled at the 19. In came Bob Helmbacher for a try at a 36-yard field goal; it was wide.

But when Huff threw from the 20, Lee Hawkins intercepted, and provided KU opportunity at the FSU 34.

Heck threw, and a flag dropped - pass interference on John Montgomery at the seven. After offsetting penalties nullified a no-gain run, Heck passed to John Schroll for the touchdown. Helmbacher's point narrowed it to 13-7.

Immediately the Seminoles retaliated. Passes to Dawson for six and five, to Gary Parris for 12, Dawson again for seven, and Dawson once more for 11 gained a first down at the Kansas 26. The drive had started at the 33 following Eddie McMillan's 20-yard kick runback.

From the 26 after 17 straight passes, Huff called a run by Oreair, gained a yard.

It came to fourth down, and Fontes was in once more. This time he put a 42-yarder right through for 16-7.

Montgomery's dumping of Nelloms for a loss of five on a screen play botched KU's next bid, and a punt put Florida State at its 41.

After losing a yard on a run try, Huff passed to Oreair who converted the catch into a 26-yard pickup to the Kansas 34. Then Oreair ran for three. But tackle Phil Basler deflected a pass out of Parris' hands - and intercepted it with 1:55 remaining in the half.

The Jayhawks got to midfield on a throw to Conley but no further, finally punted out at the 19. With 50 seconds left, the Seminoles judiciously ran out the clock.

At this point, the Seminoles showed just 14 yards rushing but Huff had hit 15 of 28 passes for 103 yards. Moreover, Kansas runners had been limited to 67 yards in 19 tries. Not once had the Seminoles punted.

The wind started picking up some during intermission, cooling things off a bit on this hot (79 degrees) and humid evening. That brisk wind was blowing right in the Seminoles' face as they swithed sides for the last-half kickoff that Snell returned 11 yards to the 27.

Illegal procedure cost the Seminoles five before James Jarrett rammed for seven and Oreair for three. But a pass missed, and Duane Carrell was ushered in for his first punt. Into that wind, it was a 30-yarder that set Kansas at its 36.

After Larry Strickland chilled Nelloms for a yard loss on second down. Heck threw - and Clint Parker interepted for the Seminoles, skipping from the KU 48 to the 22.

A wide-open Smith turned a fraction too late for Huff's pass at the seven. Oreair ran for three. Third down again, and Huff threw to Smith in the end zone - 19 yards for the TD. The catch was made a bit more difficult by Mark Geraghty's deflection; it had been right on target.

Another point by Fontes and it stood 23-7.

Kansas couldn't move past its 46, and on third down Thomas intercepted a bomb at the FSU 20. The Seminoles couldn't move either, and Carrell punted to the Kansas 41.

Three plays and Kansas punted back, putting FSU in a hole at the 14.

A run lost two. Huff took the easy way out.

He threw to Smith, wide open behind defenders short of midfield. It was an easy grab, and Smith cut diagonally across field and turned it on. The 88-yard touchdown play was the longest in FSU history topping the 86-yarder of Gary Pajcic to Ron Sellers against Wake Forest in '66. Another Fontes point for 30-7.

With Williams ripping off successive runs of 14, 13 and 15 yards, then Cerne reversing for 12, the Jayhawks got a quick first down at FSU's 21. But when reserve quarterback David Jaynes turned to the pass, Montgomery intercepted in the end zone.

Frank Whigham moved in at quarterback for FSU. Some in the crowd started chanting "Go to hell, Florida."

An exchange of punts saw Snell run one back 21 yards to the Seminole 38. Gary Adams' interception of a Whigham toss at KU's 45 stopped that just before the quarter ended.

Remarkable thing about the third quarter was the Seminoles tucked this one away despite a tough wind that figured to hinder Huff's passing and Carrell's punting.

With the wind behind him in the last quarter, Carrell soon put KU in a hole with a 53-yarder to the 14. Montgomery delivered a memorable lick on Nelloms, as he caught a screen pass, for a 10-yard loss after the Jayhawks had worked the ball up to the 26.

Now the Seminoles went about "establishing a running game." Barry Smith was now playing at a running back spot.

The Seminoles got a first down by rushing for the first time when Whigham got a yard on a fourth-down-and-one-inch plunge.

On the last play of the night Buzzy Lewis stole Jaynes long pass and raced 33 yards to the Kansas 20. It was FSU's fifth interception of the night.

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

1st   3- 0  Frank Fontes, 47, field goal, 10:17
      6- 0  Frank Fontes, 31, field goal, 4:25 
     13- 0  Kent Gaydos, 24, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 0:30 
2nd  13- 0  Opp, 36, field goal failed, 9:41 
     13- 7  Opp, 7, pass (kick), 9:02 
     16- 7  Frank Fontes, 42, field goal, 5:35 
3rd  23- 7  Barry Smith, 19, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 11:25
     30- 7  Barry Smith, 88, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 6:31 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 14 Rushes-yards 31- 47 38-143 Passing 306 33 Att-Comp-Int 40-18-4 27-8-5 Total Yards 71-353 65-176 Punt Returns 6-94 2-7 Kickoff Returns 2-32 6-103 Interception Ret. 5-59 5-59 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 7-37.9 6-15.7 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-0 Penalties-Yds 9-83 9-83 3rd Down Conversions 4-12 1-11 Attendance 34,784 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Rick Oreair 11- 21 James Jarrett 2- 10 Paul Magalski 1- 8 Oscar Roberts 4- 6 Steve Hardin 3- 4 Barry Smith 1- 4 Brent Norris 1- 3 Gary Huff 3- -3 Frank Whigham 5- -6 Receiving Barry Smith 5- 152 Rhett Dawson 8- 65 Rick Oreair 2- 36 Kent Gaydos 1- 24 Ed Davis 1- 15 Gary Parris 1- 14 Passing Gary Huff 34-17-3-300 Frank Whigham 6- 1-1- 6 Punt Return David Snell 6- 94 Kickoff Return Eddie McMillan 1- 20 Barry Smith 1- 12 Punting Duane Carrell 7- 265 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Clint Parker . . . . . 1- 26 . . . . . . John Montgomery . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . J.T. Thomas . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Buzzy Lewis . . . . . 1- 33 . . . . . . Robert Ashmore . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   19  Gary Huff
FL   22  Barry Smith
TB   31  Paul Magalski
FB   48  James Jarrett
C    55  Allen Dees
WG   65  J.W. McKinnie
ST   66  Joe Strickler
WT   74  Don Sparkman
SG   76  Bill Rimby
SE   82  Rhett Dawson
TE   86  Mike Glass
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV  24  John Lanahan
RC   26  J.T. Thomas
SAF  28  Robert Ashmore
LC   40  Eddie McMillan
WILL 50  Dan Whitehurst
MIKE 59  Larry Strickland
SAM  60  Clint Parker
LT   70  Bill Henson
RT   75  Richard Amman
DE   80  Charlie Hunt
DE   85  Bill Shaw
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Frank Fontes
 3  Duane Carrell
12  Frank Whigham
20  David Snell
30  Brent Norris
32  Ed Davis
33  Steve Hardin
36  Rick Oreair
37  Oscar Roberts
38  Buzzy Lewis
42  Ron Ratliff
43  John Montgomery
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Buddy Gridley
49  Guy Glisson
53  Jay Stokes
57  Steve Bratton
62  David Miles
69  Bobby Anderson
72  Shane Gibbs
73  Dan Daniels
77  Roger Minor
79  Howard Jacobi
84  Gary Parris
89  Kent Corral

FLORIDA STATE 17, VIRGINIA TECH 3

10/02/1971, BLACKSBURG, VA

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/3/1971, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

BLACKSBURG, VA, October 2, 1971 - Spurred by the furious pass-rushing of Charlie Hunt, the defense held down the fort much of the way here Saturday afternoon, until Florida State's offense stopped stumbling and started rumbling.

The Seminoles, pushing their unbeaten record to 4-0, slipped by Virginia Tech 17-3 on a cloudy - but dry - day before 30,001 in Lane Stadium.

Again, again - and some more agains - defensive end Hunt, a junior, swarmed upon Don Strock, the Virginia Tech passer. If Hunt wasn't throwing Strock for losses, it was a matter of inches, and the 6-5 quarterback was obliged to hurry his passes throughout.

It was a scoreless deadlock at haltime. Then Gary Huff turned on the ignition, started throwing right and left. In five lightning third-quarter plays the Seminoles scored on Huff's 24-yard toss to the gifted Rhett Dawson.

Tech retaliated with a 25-yard field goal by Dave Strock, big brother of quarterback Don, narrowing it to 7-3 but the Seminoles didn't give up the ball until it was 10-3 on a 35-yarder by Frank Fontes.

With 6:22 left Florida State finally wrapped it up as Kent Gaydos collaborated with Huff on a 63-yard scoring bomb.

Though the Seminoles got a 10-10 tie on their last trip to Blacksburg, it was the first time they had actually won a game in this traditionally tough place since 1959 - and then by a bare 7-6.

Statistically, the Seminoles looked good, but overall not so good. Three lost fumbles in the first half, plus one interception, cost them dearly - but the Seminoles hung onto the ball after intermission, and it made a difference.

"We got the breaks in the first half," commented Tech Coach Charlie Coffey, "but they wouldn't let us do anything with them."

Huff completed 21 of 25 throws for 374 yards, and might have done better against an apparently vulnerable Tech defense. But, in the early going, the Seminoles considered it expedient to try to establish a running game - even though their top two runners were ailing. And perhaps the strategy did force Tech into a defensive adjustment that made Huff's passing easier.

Dawson pulled in nine of Huff's tosses for a staggering 161 yards.

Strock, while hitting 19 of 28 tosses for 248 yards, had a hot catcher in swift Don Reel. The junior, a 155-pounder who previously had been hurt, pulled in five for 107 yards, would have scored at least twice except for last-man tackles by defensive backs he had initially outrun.

The Seminoles were obliged to punt only twice.

But strange bounces started going Tech's way early in this one. On their first turn with the football, the Seminoles drove to a first down at the Tech seven - only to lose it on a fumble.

Arthur Munroe, out since the Miami game with a shoulder injury, got back in action - briefly. He ran well, but only twice - apparently sustaining no further injury.

The Seminoles did out-gain Tech on the ground 114 yards to 67, as well as in the air. Sophomore Oscar Roberts - younger brother of Marion, a one time steller back of all-round ability for the Seminoles - got 42 yards in 12 runs. James Jarrett 41 in 11. John Dobbins was Tech's most effective carrier with 53 yards in 14 cracks.

All told Strock lost 45 yards to the Hunt-led rush.

Now the Seminoles, after playing three of their first four games on the road, return next Saturday afternoon to friendly Campbell Stadium for homecoming against Mississippi State.

The Seminoles came out of the Tech game with no new injuries of note, and should be more fit for the Bulldogs than they were for Saturday. Both Munroe and fellow running back Paul Magalski should be close to full speed.


Hung up by its own mistakes in the first half, Florida State grimly settled down to the business at hand and whipped Virginia Tech 17-3 here Saturday afternoon.

The crusher was a 63-yard bomb, Gary Huff to Kent Gaydos with 6:22 left.

Not long before, Tech, trailing 10-3 had stood at Florida State's 20 with a first down - and that tells you something of how tough this one was on a warmish, cloudy but rainless - day.

With the temperature at 69, and climbing a bit, a complete overcast of clouds and a rather mild wind, Virginia Tech got first turn with the football after winning the coin flip.

From its 23, after the kickoff, Tech probed on short passes and runs up to the 44, and stalled. When Andy Hromyak punted, it was a weak one, 10 yards to Florida State's 46.

With James Jarrett squirming for 12 on second down, the Seminoles were quickly at the Tech 39. An offsides against Tech soon brought another first down at the 29. After failing to move on the ground in two plays, Gary Huff shot a pass to Rhett Dawson, who made a twisting catch for a 22-yard pickup to the seven.

But Rick Oreair fumbled on first down, and Tech end Kevin Meehan hopped on the football.

Runs by Rich Matjevich and John Dobbins lifted Tech to its 21. Then Charlie Hunt zipped in to strike Don Strock for a loss of five. But Jimmie Quinn caught a first-down pass at the 32. Tech came up short at the 40, and Hromyak punted. David Snell ran it back 19 to the FSU 37.

Arthur Munroe entered the game, promptly ran for seven. He ran again, for nine to Tech's 37 - got clobbered by tacklers and left the game - shaken some but apparently sustaining no real hurt. Jarrett got five, and Oscar Roberts pounded for eight, then three.

Then, met solidly by linebacker Kent Henry before he could get to the line of scrimmage, Roberts fumbled. Henry recovered for Tech at the Gobblers' 38.

But here came Hunt, Howard Jacobi and Larry Strickland to smash Strock for a loss of 12. Quinn caught a pass at the 32 but soon Hromyak punted a 40-yarder. Good coverage, and the Seminoles were in poor field position at their 22.

Huff threw to Dawson for 16 yards on that last play of that first quarter. Soon Jarrett got to midfield with a pass but clipping put the ball back on the 34.

On third down, Huff again went to Dawson - a 25-yarder to Tech's 41.

It came to third down and six inches to go at the 31. Whereupon, a Florida State lineman jumped offsides. Now it was third and five.

Huff threw toward Gary Parris, well covered in a crowd of defenders. Henry intercepted and returned the ball 14 yards to the 14.

After Hunt got to Strock again, decking him for a loss of nine, the quarterback threw long to Don Reel, who had streaked behind Eddie McMillan. Reel pulled in the ball for a 38-yard gain to the Florida State 37.

The Seminoles stiffened notably. On third down, rushed hard, Strock got called for intentionally grounding the ball. The penalty backed Tech to its 47, and Hromyak punted to the 17.

An 11-yard pass to Roberts got FSU to its 31, and Huff soon hit Dawson at the 44. Again Huff threw to Roberts, who got 15 yards on the reception at the Tech 40 - but defender Randy McCann knocked the ball out of his hands, and Henry was there to recover for Tech.

The Gobblers moved again.

On Matjevich's running Tech pushed to the FSU 40, where Dobbins swung wide for nine more. A Strock pass and run brought a first down at the 18. Dobbins dug to the 14.

An offsides blunted the bid and Tech got no further than the 12.

When Dave Strock attempted a field goal from 29-yards range, James Thomas raced through to block it. The ball sailed out of bounds at the 11 with 2:27 remaining in the half.

The Seminoles got to the 20 with three runs. Duane Carrell came in for his first punt, a 36-yarder that gave Tech a shot from the 50 after a 6-yard runback.

Strock went to Quinn for 12. But here came Hunt again, slapping down the quarterback for a loss of 11. On the next play Hunt hurried Strock into an incompletion. On the draw, Matjevich fumbled and Hunt recovered for the Seminoles at the Tech 47.

With four seconds left, the Seminoles called in Frank Fontes for a 64-yard field goal attempt, into the wind. It was far short.

When he was at nearby Ferrum Junior College, Fontes had once - on this same field - put a 72-yarder through the uprights in an exhibition at a coaching clinic.

Quickly, in the last half, the Seminoles altered the total look of things.

McMillan got 26 yards on the kick runback, to the 28.

Huff passed to Dawson for 12 and Oreair for eight. Oreair smashed for two and a first down at the 50.

Then Huff threw over the middle to Parris, 26 to the 24. Promptly, Huff went to Dawson, who turned just in time to tuck in the ball at the five. He moved easily into the end zone for six points.

Fontes added the point for 7-0 with just 1:40 gone in the third quarter. Seventy-two yards in five plays - 70 of it via air.

Tech went strongly to the air itself. Mike Burnop pulled in a 16-yard toss at the Tech 41, and Reed a 17-yard one at FSU's 42. Soon Reed grabbed a 9-yarder at the 30.

Strock threw again, toward Quinn at the 15, and Clint Parker stole the ball for the Seminoles. He fumbled in a collision but John Lanahan recovered for Florida State at the 23.

Huff pitched to Parris for 10, and Barry Smith soon latched onto a 14-yarder at Tech's 46. Gaydos grabbed a 19-yarder at the 27, Oreair got four and Roberts two. After seven straight second-half completions, Huff missed when a defender tipped the ball.

Fontes tried a 38-yard kick for three into a crosswind. It was wide.

And Tech marched 80 yards to a field goal.

On third down, Strock found Reed at the FSU 37 with a 32-yard pitch. Again, Reed had raced behind a defender, this time Buzzy Lewis, who made the tackle. Quinn took in a falling 17 yard throw to the 20. Runs by Matjevich brought a first down at the nine.

But two runs got only a yard. Hunt and Bill Shaw put the pressure on Strock as he threw, bringing an incompletion.

Dave Strock entered, kicked a 25-yard field goal to narrow it to 7-3 with 3:48 left in the third quarter.

Thereupon, the Seminoles went 85 hard yards to a 3 pointer themselves.

After McMillan's kick runback from the end zone to the 15, the Seminoles got taxed for clipping - back to the six - on their first play. Jarrett got six back on the draw, then Huff threw to Dawson at the 30.

Meehan got through to hit Huff from the blind side for a loss of nine - the first time in two games he had been decked for minus yardage on a pass try.

Huff then tossed to Dawson for 17, and pitched out on the next play to Smith for a first down at the 44. Huff's 16-yard pass to Jarrett soon gained Tech's 38, and Roberts ran to the 31 on the final play of the third quarter.

Roberts rammed for five more and a first down.

An official was in Huff's way as he tried to maneuver for a pass, and he got hit for a loss, back to the 37. On third down, he passed to Smith at the 18. On fourth down and two, Fontes kicked a 35-yard field goal for 10-3.

Tech started at its 20 and on two passes was quickly at its 44 with a first down.

Then came an interesting play. Richard Amman tore through to rap Strock for a loss back at his 32 - but a flag had fallen, and an Atlantic Coast Conference official had called holding on the Seminoles' John Lanahan at the FSU 45. With the ball placed down 15 yards from the point of the foul, Tech suddenly had the ball at Florida State's 30. It was a 26-yard penalty from the line of scrimmage. It was 38 yards from where Amman had downed Strock.

Vince Russo ran into Bill Henson, got only a yard. Strock overthrew Quinn racing into the end zone. Then Amman came in by the overhead route, with a dive, and smothered Strock for a loss of 11. Dave Strock tried a 47-yard field goal, it was short.

After Oreair got one from the 20, Huff threw a sidelines pass to Dawson at the 35. Jarrett got a couple to the 37. Then, on a curl pattern, Kent Gaydos was abruptly loose with a sudden streak downfield, behind a defender. Huff hit him with a pass near midfield, and the long-legged receiver simply outran everybody, scoring on a 63-yard play. A Fontes point made it a decisive 17-3 with 6:22 still to play.

On passes Tech again moved, to FSU's 40, but a Strock throw was intercepted by John Lanahan at the 20. The Seminoles nursed the ball upfield, punted with 13 seconds to go in the game. Dobbins ran 21 yards up to the Tech 30 on the last play.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
7
10
17
VIRGINIA TECH
0
0
3
0
3

2nd   0- 0  Opp, 29, field goal blocked by J.T. Thomas, 2:27 
      0- 0  Frank Fontes, 64, field goal failed, 0:00 
3rd   7- 0  Rhett Dawson, 24, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 13:20
      7- 0  Frank Fontes, 38, field goal failed, 7:51 
      7- 3  Opp, 25, field goal, 3:48 
4th  10- 3  Frank Fontes, 35, field goal, 13:04
     10- 3  Opp, 47, field goal failed, 7:42 
     17- 3  Kent Gaydos, 63, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 6:22 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 26 21 Rushes-yards 44-114 38- 67 Passing 374 248 Att-Comp-Int 25-21-1 28-19-2 Total Yards 69-488 66-315 Punt Returns 4-23 1-6 Kickoff Returns 2-41 3-57 Interception Ret. 2-1 1-14 Fumble Returns 1-0 3-0 Punts 2-38.0 4-34.3 Fumbles-Lost 4-3 4-3 Penalties-Yds 5-59 5-59 3rd Down Conversions 6-11 4-12 Time of Posession 29:31 30:29 Attendance 30,001 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Oscar Roberts 12- 42 James Jarrett 11- 41 Arthur Munroe 2- 16 Rick Oreair 10- 14 Brent Norris 5- 12 Barry Smith 1- 6 Gary Huff 3- -17 Receiving Rhett Dawson 9- 161 Kent Gaydos 2- 82 Gary Parris 2- 36 Barry Smith 2- 33 James Jarrett 3- 27 Oscar Roberts 2- 27 Rick Oreair 1- 8 Passing Gary Huff 25-21-1-374 Punt Return David Snell 3- 23 J.T. Thomas 1- 0 Kickoff Return Eddie McMillan 2- 41 Punting Duane Carrell 2- 76 |---------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 7 4 11 . . . 1 . . . 1 . Bill Henson 6 4 10 . . . . 1 . . . . Dan Whitehurst 6 2 8 . . . . 1 . . . . John Lanahan 4 3 7 . . 1- 1 . . 1- 0 . . . Charlie Hunt 7 . 7 . . . . 5 1- 0 . . . Larry Strickland 6 1 7 . . . . . . . . . Bill Shaw 6 . 6 . . . . 2 . . . . Richard Amman 2 4 6 . . . . 2 . . . . Eddie McMillan 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Buddy Gridley 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Clint Parker 3 1 4 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Robert Ashmore 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . David Miles . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Bob Anderson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Guy Glisson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Buzzy Lewis 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Howard Jacobi 1 . 1 . . . . 1 . . . . Phil Arnold 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Don Sparkman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . J.W. McKinnie 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR   18  Kent Gaydos
QB   19  Gary Huff
TB   36  Rick Oreair
FB   48  James Jarrett
C    55  Allen Dees
SG   61  Phil Arnold
WG   65  J.W. McKinnie
ST   66  Joe Strickler
WT   74  Don Sparkman
WR   82  Rhett Dawson
TE   84  Gary Parris
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV  24  John Lanahan
LC   26  J.T. Thomas
SAF  28  Robert Ashmore
RC   40  Eddie McMillan
WLB  50  Dan Whitehurst
MLB  59  Larry Strickland
SLB  60  Clint Parker
LT   70  Bill Henson
RT   75  Richard Amman
RE   80  Charlie Hunt
LE   85  Bill Shaw
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Frank Fontes
 3  Duane Carrell
12  Frank Whigham
20  David Snell
22  Barry Smith
27  Arthur Munroe
30  Brent Norris
32  Ed Davis
33  Steve Hardin
38  Buzzy Lewis
42  Ron Ratliff
43  John Montgomery
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Buddy Gridley
49  Guy Glisson
53  Jay Stokes
57  Steve Bratton
62  David Miles
69  Bobby Anderson
72  Shane Gibbs
73  Dan Daniels
77  Roger Minor
79  Howard Jacobi
86  Mike Glass
89  Kent Corral

FLORIDA STATE 27, MISSISSIPPI STATE 9

10/09/1971, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/10/1971, page 1C, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fumbles kept falling like the raindrops in Campbell Stadium on a melancholy Saturday afternoon. But Florida State's football team held firmly to its defensive consistency and overall poise to methodically put down Mississippi State 27-9.

A homecoming crowd of 27,415 - far below the 40,000 expectations following advance ticket sales of 32,580 - braved the weather to see what the unbeaten Seminoles were all about.

It was some hard to tell on this rainy day, what with 14 turnovers and such peculiar happenings as an offensive guard scoring a touchdown.

Shane Gibbs, a junior out of Bay Minnette, Ala., got his chance of a lifetime when the ball got loose from Arthur Munroe as he crossed the goal on a 1-foot plunge. The 220-pound Gibbs covered the ball in the end zone, and officials said after the game it wouldn't have been a touchdown had he not; in their judgement Munroe had not had possession of the ball when he hit the goal line.

Morning rain drenched the field and continued at an irregular pace during the game.

The joy of it all was that Florida State made its record 5-0 in an amazing opening run under new coach Larry Jones, who now prepares the Seminoles for the big date at Florida next Saturday afternoon.

It was, somebody said, a fitting time for Gary Huff to have an off day - if such rain must fall in every athlete's life sometimes.

The sharp-passing quarterback had difficulty almost all the way with the wet ball, often missing his intended targets by wide margins. Mississippi State intercepted three of his shots, as well as one off Frank Whigham.

But Huff, who hit on just five of 12 throws in the first half, finished 11-for-21, accounting for 153 yards and two touchdowns...which is hardly the worst of off days.

The Bulldogs had eight of the 14 fumbles. Each team lost three.

There were five interceptions.

"Did you ever see so many turnovers in your life?" asked Charlie Shira, the Mississippi State coach, "It seemed like every time our defense stopped them, we would give the ball right back."

Frank Fontes put the Seminoles out front with a 43-yard field goal in the first quarter, and Glen Ellis tied it 3-3 early in the second on a 40-yarder.

Then Huff threw a 37-yard scoring pass to Barry Smith and Fontes added a 40-yard field goal for 13-3 at halftime.

In a 4:20 span on the official clock late in the third quarter, Florida State scored twice - on Gibbs' recovery after a 26-yard push following a fumble the Bulldogs lost, and on Huff's 9-yard pass to Mike Glass after a 46-yard movement.

With reserves operating for the Seminoles in the final quarter, M-State scored with 1:26 left on Wayne Jones' determined 10-yard run.

Florida State's quick aggressive defenders limited Mississippi State to just five yards rushing, 149 passing. But the Bulldogs got nothing, passing or running, when it really counted.

The Seminoles stacked up 290 yards, 153 passing and 137 running. Give a big assist to No. 72, tough M-State defensive tackle Jerry Conrad, for much of FSU's offensive difficulty.

Back in action again aftr nursing a bad shoulder, Paul Magalski looked much like the Magalski of old as he gained 76 yards in 11 runs. James Jarrett got 42 in 10 cracks. Munroe, who like Magalski has been hobbled by a hurt shoulder, looked well, but didn't appear to favor the wet track, got just six yards in eight tries.

Smith, with 73 yards on three receptions, and Jarrett, with 42 on four, were favored receivers. Rhett Dawson, who entered this game as college football's No. 1 receiver on 30 catches, pulled in just one as Huff respectfully tipped his hat to the defensive ability of M-State cornerback Frank Dowsing.

"We double-teamed Dawson most of the afternoon," said Shira, "which kept him pretty well contained. We used five different pass coverages in the game, and they hurt us with their draw plays in the second half because of this.

"In the first half we tried to disguise our defense with shifts, but they would snap the ball on a quick count, thus catching us before we were ready."

M-State's rushing net of five yards emerged from Florida State defenders throwing ball-carriers for losses totaling 85.

Quarterback Hal Chealander alone was socked for losses of 45 yards. The Bulldogs had shown dangerous ability on punt returns in previous games; in this one they finished with a net loss of three yards on returns.

"I think our defense played well all day," said Larry Jones. "We used 53 of the 54 players we dressed. We lost two middle linebackers, Larry Strickland and David Miles, early in the game. Guy Glisson played just about the whole game at middle guard and he hadn't practiced a down this fall at that position.

"We used our second unit a good bit in the second half because they need the experience."

Strickland suffered a nasty bruise above one knee and the extent of the injury will not be known until the swelling goes down.

Miles suffered a slight concussion and will be under observation for a couple of days.

The wet day wasn't one for great punting. On five boots the Seminoles' Duane Carrell averaged just 31.8.

Still it was a booming 45-yarder by Carrell, fumbled by Dowsing and recovered by the Seminoles' Phil Arnold, that paved a second field goal by Fontes and made things more comfortable at halftime.

Soon after, most of the fans, if not the players, were thinking ahead to the next game.


With 1:26 left in the football game Florida State yielded its first last-half touchdown of the season...which was a shame. The Seminoles' scrambling defenders, with talent here and guts there, deserved better on this day.

As defense played the significant role, mostly making Mississippi State's attack efforts appear pathetic, the Seminoles cut out a 27-9 victory here, before a homecoming crowd on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Florida State sewed it up with two quick touchdowns in the third quarter after leading 13-3 at intermission.

Rain had fallen lightly much of the morning. A suddenly brisk shower drenched both teams in the last minute or so of their warmups, and rain continued to fall virtually throughout the game.

The Seminoles, after winning the coin toss, chose to kick off, taking the wind advantage. It was a 10-miles-an-hour breeze.

With a start at its 20, M-State sent Lewis Grubbs busting right up the middle for eight yards on the first play. Another Grubbs smash wrought a first down at the 30. But the Bulldogs got no further, losing a yard on two runs, and missing on a pass. A punt gave the Seminoles good field position at their 42.

Gary Huff threw long, down the middle, on first down. And Emile Petro, the safety, whipped over and intercepted at M-State's 32.

Immediately, the Bulldogs fumbled as quarterback Hal Chealander failed to connect on a handoff. Larry Strickland claimed the loose ball for Florida State at the Bulldog's 34.

Art Munroe ran twice, fumbled on his second try. Bob Armstrong, the left end, recovered for M-State at the 38.

A third-down bobble by Chealander at the 45 lost three yards. The Bulldogs punted to FSU's 29.

Huff shot a third-down pass to tight end Gary Parris for a 14-yard pickup to the 49, then followed with a flair pass that Jarrett converted into a 25-yard gain, down to the 24.

A 6-yarder to Jarrett gained the 18, but on third down Huff slipped and fell trying to set up to throw. Loss of eight back to the 26.

In came Frank Fontes to kick a 43-yard field goal for 3-0.

Beginning at its 22 after the kickoff M-State couldn't move. A punt gave FSU good position once more, at its 47.

Huff's long pass on third down, twice deflected, was intercepted by Billy Southward, who got a 13-yard return on it to FSU's 48.

That one put the Seminoles in the hole for awhile.

Three runs got the Bulldogs no further than the 40. But Lanny Sheffield's punt was a beaut that was downed by a teammate at the one. Huff sneaked to the two, and Jarrett made the eight in two cracks. Duane Carrell punted, up to the Seminoles' 46, shortly before the first quarter closed.

Pretty soon M-State punted again, with David Snell getting a hefty little runback of 13 yards up to the 21.

Those third downs weren't going right for the Seminoles. This time Huff's throw was right in the hands of linebacker Jim Nelson, who maneuvered to the 10.

Grubbs got a yard and a half. Wayne Jones fumbled, lost five. Dan Whitehurst raced through and slung Chealander for a loss of 10, back to the 23.

But Glen Ellis was true with a 40-yard field goal and it was a 3-3 tie.

The Seminoles marched 74 yards in five plays to quickly alter the circumstances.

After Paul Magalski lost two, Huff hit Barry Smith with a 25-yard throw at the 49. Brent Norris fumbled on a run, but picked up the ball and got eight yards out of the play. Magalski whacked to the M-State 37.

Then Huff threw long to Smith over the middle, who tucked the ball in at the one and dived into the end zone as he was tackled. Fontes kicked the point for 10-3.

Not long after, Ron Ratliff intercepted a long Chealander pass to give the Seminoles a shot from their 45.

Jarrett crashed to the Bulldogs' 47 on a first down, but Florida State made it no further. A punt, off the side of Carrell's foot, went out of bounds on the 21.

Three plays, including Robert Ashmore's decking of Grubbs for a 4-yard loss, and the Bulldogs punted to the Seminoles' 31. Three more plays and Carrell punted, to the M-State 32.

But the Seminoles were taxed with a 5-yard penalty on the punt, and M-State elected to make Carrell put it in the air again.

It was a booming, high 45-yarder that Frank Dowsing couldn't handle. Downfield quickly was Phil Arnold, the sophomore guard, to recover the fumble at M-State's 22 with 3:47 left in the half.

Magalski reached the 15 in two runs. But Huff lost eight trying to throw.

Fontes put a 40-yard field goal through for 13-3.

Up until this point M-State hadn't completed a pass, but Chealander started throwing in earnest, completing a 10-yarder to Jay Hughes, a 19-yarder to Tommy Strahan, and an 11-yarder to Eric Hoggatt to place the Bulldogs at FSU's 41 with 22 seconds left. Another pass was intercepted out of bounds, then Bobby Anderson socked Chealander for a loss of 12, back to the M-State 46. On the last play of the half Chealander completed one to Strahan for 20 yards at FSU's 35.

Huff, at this point, had completed just five of 12 tosses for 109 yards. M-State had just three net yards rushing, FSU 22.

M-State chose to kick off in the third quarter, and it looked like a good move as Snell got only to the 15 on the runback.

Jarrett dug for six, and Parris got four on a pass. Huff sneaked for the inches needed for a first down.

Then Magalski went wide, pulled away from tackles, and maneuvered down the sidelines on a bruising run of 28 yards to the M-State 47.

But Jerry Conrad, the tough defensive tackle, personally busted an intended quarterback-draw play, and Huff lost three. Retreating for a pass, Huff fumbled but Joe Strickler reclaimed the rolling ball for Florida State at the Seminoles' 37; loss of 13.

Carrell, under a hard rush, barely got the punt off, a 22-yarder to M-State's 41.

A pass to Hughes gained FSU's 48. Two runs reached the 43. A punt got the end zone.

On the draw, Magalski got 17. Smith caught a 12-yard pass at the M-State 49. It came up fourth-and-one at the 40, with Magalski crashing four yards. But Huff overthrew Smith, then Rhett Dawson dropped one. Huff went to Jarrett, who fumbled at the Bulldogs' 27. Jack Hall recovered for M-State.

Right away the Bulldogs returned the favor, Chealander fumbling and Charlie Hunt getting it for the Seminoles at the 26.

Jarrett hit up the middle, then slashed wide to the 11. Huff tossed to Dawson at the two. Munroe, on second effort, got a first down at the one. Then Munroe scored - fumbling into the end zone as he crossed the line. Whether he scored first was academic; the Seminoles' Shane Gibbs recovered it. Fontes swung his toe for 20-3.

M-State got backed to its seven after Buddy Gridley racked Chealander for a loss of 10. A punt gave Florida State the ball at the Bulldogs' 46.

On a reverse, Smith flew for 21 yards to the 25. Magalski, on the draw, smashed to the 10. Huff got a yard when he found no man to take the ball.

Then Huff threw to Mike Glass in the end zone for six points. It was his first reception of the season. Fontes made it 27-3 with his kick as the third quarter ended.

Burt Cooper's dumping of Chealander for a loss of eight backed M-State to its eight after the kickoff. But on a punt a clipping call pushed the Seminoles back to their 39.

The Seminoles substituted liberally, and reserves played mostly in the closing quarter.

An interception of a Frank Whigham pass provided M-State with opportunity at its 41, as Chuck Dees came up with the ball.

Chealander's passes moved the Bulldogs downfield to Florida State's 10. On second down Anderson rocked Chealander for a loss of three. Buzzy Lewis broke up a pass at the three. Chealander's fourth-down throw was batted down by Clint Parker.

After Carrell punted out of the hole, M-State moved 45 yards to a touchdown with 1:26 remaining.

Ronnie Everett, the sophomore quarterback, directed the push. Three passes gained the 15. Wayne Jones dug to the 10, then slammed right up the middle on a 10-yard scoring run. Everett tried a pass for two points. No good, leaving it 27-9.

The Mississippians successfully worked an onsides kick, recovering at the 50, but got nothing out of it in the closing moments.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MISSISSIPPI STATE
0
3
0
6
9
FLORIDA STATE
3
10
14
0
27

1st   3- 0  Frank Fontes, 43, field goal, 6:29 
2nd   3- 3  Opp, 40, field goal, 11:19
     10- 3  Barry Smith, 37, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 9:27 
     13- 3  Frank Fontes, 40, field goal, 1:48 
3rd  20- 3  Shane Gibbs, 0, run (Frank Fontes, kick), 4:19 
            Note: Gibbs recovered Art Munroe's fumble in the end zone.  
     27- 3  Mike Glass, 9, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 0:00 
4th  27- 9  Opp, 10, run (pass failed), 1:26 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 16 14 Rushes-yards 46-137 42- 5 Passing 153 149 Att-Comp-Int 22-11-4 28-14-1 Total Yards 68-290 70-154 Punt Returns 4-19 1--3 Kickoff Returns 2-33 5-71 Interception Ret. 1-0 4-33 Fumble Returns 3-0 3-0 Punts 5-31.8 9-36.4 Fumbles-Lost 6-3 8-3 Penalties-Yds 3-25 1-5 Attendance 27,415 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Paul Magalski 11- 76 James Jarrett 10- 42 Barry Smith 1- 21 Oscar Roberts 3- 10 Rhett Dawson 1- 9 Brent Norris 1- 8 Arthur Munroe 8- 6 Frank Deming 1- 3 Frank Whigham 1- 1 Steve Hardin 1- -1 Rick Oreair 2- -1 Gary Huff 7- -28 Receiving Barry Smith 3- 73 James Jarrett 4- 42 Gary Parris 2- 20 Mike Glass 1- 9 Passing Gary Huff 21-11-3-153 Frank Whigham 1- 0-1- 0 Punt Return David Snell 4- 19 Kickoff Return David Snell 2- 33 Punting Duane Carrell 5- 159 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Larry Strickland . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Charlie Hunt . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Phil Arnold . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ron Ratliff . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR   18  Kent Gaydos
QB   19  Gary Huff
TB   27  Arthur Munroe
FB   48  James Jarrett
SG   53  Jay Stokes
C    55  Allen Dees
WG   65  J.W. McKinnie
ST   66  Joe Strickler
WT   74  Don Sparkman
WR   82  Rhett Dawson
TE   84  Gary Parris
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV  24  John Lanahan
LC   26  J.T. Thomas
SAF  28  Robert Ashmore
RC   40  Eddie McMillan
WLB  50  Dan Whitehurst
MLB  59  Larry Strickland
SLB  60  Clint Parker
LT   70  Bill Henson
RT   75  Richard Amman
RE   80  Charlie Hunt
LE   85  Bill Shaw
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Frank Fontes
 3  Duane Carrell
11  Fred Geisler
12  Frank Whigham
14  Frank Deming
20  David Snell
21  Joe Goldsmith
22  Barry Smith
30  Brent Norris
31  Paul Magalski
32  Ed Davis
33  Steve Hardin
35  Randy Shively
36  Rick Oreair
37  Oscar Roberts
38  Buzzy Lewis
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  Ron Ratliff
43  John Montgomery
44  Buddy Gridley
49  Guy Glisson
54  Jim Dundala
57  Steve Bratton
61  Phil Arnold
62  David Miles
69  Bobby Anderson
72  Shane Gibbs
73  Dan Daniels
77  Roger Minor
79  Howard Jacobi
83  Bert Cooper
86  Mike Glass
89  Kent Corral

FLORIDA 17, FLORIDA STATE 15

10/16/1971, GAINESVILLE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/17/1971, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

GAINESVILLE, FL - Impaled on the horns of its own mistakes, and out-cooled on this day by a very ready rival with a plan, Florida State's previously unbeaten football team fell 17-15 to previously winless Florida on a mucky Saturday afternoon.

"It just wasn't our day," said Larry Jones, the first year coach under whose poised leadership the Seminoles had got off to a 5-0 start.

And, surely, the record Florida Field crowd of 65,109 would agree.

Four lost fumbles and one pass interception ripped Florida State's offensive britches. Among the Seminoles' 16 yards in penalties there were two quite costly offsides ones.

Frustrated by similar mistakes while going 0-5 in its start, Florida made no binding errors on the day. The Gators lost no fumbles, had no passes stolen; twelve yards in penalties were not crucial.

"I know just how they feel," said Doug Dickey, the Gators' second-year coach.

For all practical purposes, the game was decided in the first minute of the second quarter when the Gators struck for two touchdowns and a 14-0 lead.

The first came at the conclusion of a 75-yard march helped along by those two offsides calls against the Seminoles. On the Seminoles' first play from scrimmage after that, UF defender Jimmy Barr gratefully pulled in a Florida State fumble and scampered 26 yards to score.

Art Munroe, the senior running back, was a luckless one on this hot, overcast afternoon. He lost three fumbles, including the one Barr took in for a TD. One of the others - just after UF had jumped to that 14-0 lead - smothered a Florida State drive at the Gators' eight.

Rhett Dawson felt he was rather luckless, too.

With 49 seconds left, the final score already on the board, Dawson appeared to have a Gary Huff pass in hand at the Florida 28. The field judge called it incomplete.

"I know I caught the ball," said Dawson, "I had it all the way down to the ground. When my hand hit the ground and I rolled, it bounced out of bounds. But I guess it was a judgement call, and he called it the way he saw it."

Johnny Clifford, the UF defender closest to Dawson on the play said: "I just prayed for the official to call it incomplete."

Had the pass been ruled complete, there was time for perhaps a play or two, and then a field-goal try by Frank Fontes from range of about 40-to-45 yards.

"And I wouldn't have missed." Fontes sorrowfully declared later. Earlier he had been put out with himself for missing a 48-yard effort.

It was a 42-yard field goal, by UF's Richard Franco, that made the final difference.

The Seminoles had scored early in the fourth quarter on Paul Magalski's 4-yard run, capping a 73-yard drive. Soon after, UF defender John Faix intercepted a Huff pass at the Florida State 33, and Franco's 3-pointer had come out of that, making the score 17-7.

With 3:02 left the Seminoles scored again, on Huff's 6-yard pass to Dawson, and added two points on an identical Huff toss to Dawson.

Florida State's defense, with linebacker Dan Whitehurst among the game-long keys, checked Florida on its next series and the Seminoles had a final turn with the football as the clock showed 2:10 to play.

They got to Florida's 49, but no further after the disputed ruling on the pass to Dawson.

Florida's plan, as Dickey said, was to play an errorless game. "We hoped to make FSU beat us, if they could," he said, "and not beat ourselves."

The Gators stuck to that plan with considerable poise. John Reaves, the heralded passing quarterback, threw just 11 times - only three times in the first half - and completed four for a mere 44 yards.

As the Seminoles outgained the Gators, 368 to 196, Huff hit on 22 of 40 passes for 198 yards and Dawson pulled in six for 71. The Seminoles had the edge on the ground, 170 yards to 152, as Munroe led with 74 in 14 tries. Tommy Durrance spurred UF with 60 in 15 runs.

Florida's aroused defenders guarded well against the damaging pass, for the most part. On kick returns they tolerated only short gains.

UF did make some mistakes on offense, but they weren't damaging. An apparently lost fumble, on that first drive, was cancelled because the Seminoles were offsides.

A bobbled snap cost UF one field goal chance from reasonable range. FSU tackle Richard Amman got through to block another UF 3-point try from unreasonable range - 50 yards. The Gators also loused up their extra point try following that first touchdown, but a 2-point pass by Reaves to Tommy Durrance sort of evened things up following the second UF touchdown.

As Larry Jones said, it just wasn't Florida State's day.

All Florida's.


Down 14-0 after Florida scored two touchdowns within scant seconds of each other at the start of the second quarter, error-prone Florida State fought frantically before falling 17-15 here Saturday afternoon.

The Gators drove 75 yards for a touchdown that came on the first play of that second quarter, as Mike Rich went over the line from the one.

On the Seminoles first run from scrimmage after that, Jimmy Barr plucked off a fumble in mid-air and danced 26 yards for another TD.

After the Seminoles got on the board via Paul Magalski's 4-yard TD run early in the last quarter, UF's Richard Franco put through a 42-yard field goal - set up by UF's lone interception of the afternoon - for the final difference.

Florida State scored with 3:02 remaining on Gary Huff's 6-yard pass to Rhett Dawson. Then the two worked the same pass for two points that narrowed it to 17-15.

The Seminoles again got the football in their hungry hands with 2:10 to go but that expired after an official ruled Huff's pass to Dawson at the UF 28 incomplete. FSU partisans thought Dawson had made a legitimate reception, fumbling the ball out of bounds.

The kickoff in this one followed a sunny moring and a muggy early afternoon. Skies darkened a few minutes before the start as mildly threatening clouds moved over Florida Field. On the field it was very warm, humid. No rain ever came.

Florida State won the preliminary coin toss, chose to receive.

David Snell wheeled the kickoff back 20 yards from the goal line. Gary Huff immediately dropped back to pass, got off a hurried incomplete throw. James Jarrett bowled up the middle for seven, knocking down an official in his path. Huff threw to Rhett Dawson for a first down at the 41.

Art Munroe cracked to the 50. On a short-yardage buck Paul Magalski got knocked back, but went wide - 17 yards to the 33. Jarrett ripped to the 31.

But the Seminoles got no further as two Huff passes fell harmlessly.

Frank Fontes tried a 48-yard field goal. Wide to the right.

From its 20 UF moved, on four straight Mike Rich runs, to the 33. But a hard tackle broke up John Reaves' first pass, with Joel Parker unable to hang on, and John James punted to Snell, fair catching at the 29.

Jarrett rammed for nine, Magalski for four. But Bob Harrell slashed in to deck Magalski for a loss of two. Soon Duane Carrell got off his first punt for Florida State, a 46-yarder that Jimmy Barr returned 14 to UF's 25.

And the Gators moved 75 yards for a touchdown, helped along by two key offsides calls against the Seminoles.

Tommy Durrance got loose on a 13-yard romp and two plays later knocked off 15 to FSU's 47. Rich picked up two.

Then the ball popped straight into the air as Reaves took the snap. There was a pileup. An official signaled a Florida State recovery of a fumble.

Cheers of Florida State fans quickly were stilled, however. Offsides was called against Florida State on the play and UF got the ball back, at the 40.

Rich skipped to the 35, Durrance to the 32. Rich got three more and Durrance went wide to the 23 for a first down.

Durrance got just one. Rich ran on a trap play to the 18. Third down and five to go - and another offsides call against Florida State that brought the first down at the 13. Larry Strickland had jumped too soon on that one.

Durrance dug to the 10. Rich hit the middle on a determined run that wrought a first down at the two. Next play Rich got not an inch. Durrance smashed to within a foot of the goal.

On the first play of the second quarter Rich dived over the middle for the touchdown. The snap from center was high, and Richard Franco had no chance on the extra point try.

Lightning struck immediately after that.

Snell got back to the 27 on the kick return.

Munroe headed to his left, jumped over a tackle, doing some juggling with the ball. Jimmy Barr plucked a fumble in mid-air and raced across the goal, 26 yards away. An easy touchdown.

UF lined up for a 2-point try, and Durrance made it good, struggling into the end zone after being tackled just short when Reaves threw to him.

Suddenly a nothing-nothing game was 14-0.

Florida State came back strong, but met more frustration.

After a kick return to the 21, Huff immediately dealt the ball to Munroe again. The senior runner whipped for 14 yards on a slant. After losing two, Munroe raced for 28 to Florida's 39. Magalski got to the 28 on the next play.

Munroe got a couple. Scrambling, Huff threw to Munroe who cut out a 9-yard gain and a first down at the 17.

Munroe got to the 12 on the next play. Huff kept, was stopped just short of the eight. On a run off the left side in a quest for the first down, Munroe fumbled and Mike Moore was there to cover the ball for Florida.

Three runs left UF short of the first down, and James punted a 47-yarder to FSU's 37.

On a reverse, Barry Smith ripped to the 44. An offsides knocked the Seminoles back five. On third down, tough middle guard David Hitchcock slammed through and decked Huff for a loss of 10. Carrell's punt was returned 19 by Carlos Alverez, to the 37.

Reaves hit Lenny Lucas with a 12-yard pass to the FSU 45 on third down. But the Seminoles called a halt, forced a punt, downed at the 12.

A Huff pass to Kent Gaydos reached the 23, but Florida State came up short in search of another first down. Carrell punted a 47-yarder to UF's 21.

The Gators ran a couple of times before time expired in the half.

At this point Florida had thrown just three times, completing one. Huff had put the ball in the air just 10 times, hitting on five. The Seminoles led in rushing, 134 yards to 102. UF had played without the key errors, however, had no penalties against it, no fumbles lost, no passes intercepted.

Florida took the third-quarter kickoff and drew its first penalty, Harvin Clark's return to the UF 40 trimmed by a clipping call that put the ball back on the 12.

Three runs got the Gators no further than the 15 as Clint Parker dropped Durrance for a loss of three on third down. The Seminoles looked in good position as James punted.

But Snell was socked hard by two tacklers - with Willie Jackson the first one - as he fielded the punt and fumbled. Fred Abbott recovered for the Gators at FSU's 46.

Florida State defenders gave only six yards. James punted again, the ball rolling into the end zone.

From the 20, the Seminoles cut out two first downs, spurred by Huff's 10-yard scamper, a short pass to Gary Parris, and Magalski's running. But Huff threw straight incompletions, Lenny George busting up one with a ripping tackle of Dawson. Carrell punted to UF's 28.

Florida drove. Rich's running led to midfield. Jackson made a spectacular grab of a Reaves' pass, a 28-yarder to the Seminoles' 23. After a pass missed, Durrance rushed to the 18, Rich to the 14.

The Gators went for a field goal. But John Schnebly, down to the hold, fumbled the snap, got up tried to maneuver to throw, Dan Whitehurst ran him down a the 24.

Immediately, Munroe fumbled. Doug Sorenson recovered for UF at the 30.

Rich got three. Back to throw, Reaves was downed for a loss of eight by Buddy Gridley. Then Reaves missed on a pass.

Franco lined up for a 50-yard field try. Richard Amman zipped through to block it and the ball bobbled out of bounds at the FSU 27.

Three Huff passes of short range, with Jarrett catching two, soon had the Seminoles at Florida's 46. On the draw, Jarrett got 14 to the 32 as the third quarter ended.

Now Huff had the wind with him for his passes.

Munroe caught a 5-yarder. Magalski ran for five more. Dawson pulled in a 19-yarder at the three.

On second down, Magalski pounded off the left side for the touchdown. Fontes added a point for 14-7.

FSU defenders held on the following series, forcing a punt from UF's 23. Snell ran it back for five, to the 31.

Throwing into a prevent defense, Huff twice missed. The defensive back John Faix, apparently laying back for a throw over the middle, leaped and intercepted to give Florida a shot from FSU's 33.

Strickland led the Seminoles' stand. But on fourth down Franco's 42-yard boot into the wind was true and Florida breathed easier following the field goal that made it 17-7 with 9:19 to go.

They swapped punts, and the Seminoles found themselves in good position at their 43 after the exchange.

On third down, Huff threw to Smith for 15 at the Florida 42. Faix wrecked a safety-valve pass to Jarrett, with a loss of seven on the play. Third down again, and Huff passed to Dawson for 14 at the 35. Smith caught an 8-yarder, then Dawson pulled in one for 21 yards at the six. Next play Huff threw just right to a wide-open Dawson as he moved in the end zone.

The Seminoles went for two points after the touchdown, and made it, Huff tossing to Dawson on an identical play that wrought the six points. That left it 17-15 with 3:02 to go.

The onside kick was covered by UF's Bill Dowdy at the Florida 48. UF got nothing out of three plays. After the punt, Florida State had another opportunity with the clock showing plenty of time, 2:10.

On third down, Huff threw to Dawson for 13 at the 45. Parris caught one for six. But Huff got racked back on his 41 by Eddie Moore with 49 seconds left.

Third and 14, with Huff throwing to Dawson, who fell as he caught the ball at the Florida 28, the ball rolling out of his hands and out of bounds as he hit the ground.

Fourth down and Huff went back for one final pass, couldn't find its mark.

Florida took over, ran the ball once before time ran out.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
15
15
FLORIDA
0
14
0
3
17

1st   0- 0  Frank Fontes, 48, field goal failed, 12:20
2nd   0- 6  Opp, 1, run (kick failed), 14:58
      0-14  Opp, 26, fumble recovery/return (pass), 14:40
            Note: Defender caught a fumble in mid-air and scored.       
3rd   0-14  Opp, 52, field goal blocked by Richard Amman, 1:31 
4th   7-14  Paul Magalski, 3, run (Frank Fontes, kick), 13:57
      7-17  Opp, 42, field goal, 9:19 
     15-17  Rhett Dawson, 6, pass from Gary Huff (Rhett Dawson, pass from Gary Huff), 3:02 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 12 Rushes-yards 34-158 54-152 Passing 198 44 Att-Comp-Int 40-22-1 11-4-0 Total Yards 74-356 65-196 Attendance 65,109 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Arthur Munroe 14- 74 Paul Magalski 10- 58 James Jarrett 5- 25 Barry Smith 1- 7 Gary Huff 4- -6 Receiving Rhett Dawson 7- 90 Barry Smith 3- 38 Gary Parris 4- 24 Arthur Munroe 3- 20 James Jarrett 4- 17 Kent Gaydos 1- 9 Passing Gary Huff 40-22-1-198 Punt Return David Snell 3- 8 Richard Amman 1- 0 Kickoff Return David Snell 4- 66 Punting Duane Carrell 5- 220 |---------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 . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR   18  Kent Gaydos
QB   19  Gary Huff
TB   27  Arthur Munroe
FB   48  James Jarrett
SG   53  Jay Stokes
C    55  Allen Dees
WG   65  J.W. McKinnie
ST   66  Joe Strickler
WT   74  Don Sparkman
WR   82  Rhett Dawson
TE   84  Gary Parris
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV  24  John Lanahan
LC   26  J.T. Thomas
SAF  28  Robert Ashmore
RC   40  Eddie McMillan
WLB  50  Dan Whitehurst
MLB  59  Larry Strickland
SLB  60  Clint Parker
LT   70  Bill Henson
RT   75  Richard Amman
RE   80  Charlie Hunt
LE   85  Bill Shaw
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Frank Fontes
 3  Duane Carrell
20  David Snell
22  Barry Smith
30  Brent Norris
31  Paul Magalski
32  Ed Davis
33  Steve Hardin
36  Rick Oreair
38  Buzzy Lewis
42  Ron Ratliff
43  John Montgomery
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Buddy Gridley
49  Guy Glisson
57  Steve Bratton
61  Phil Arnold
62  David Miles
69  Bobby Anderson
72  Shane Gibbs
73  Dan Daniels
77  Roger Minor
79  Howard Jacobi
86  Mike Glass
89  Kent Corral

FLORIDA STATE 49, SOUTH CAROLINA 18

10/23/1971, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/24/1971, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL - If South Carolina's defensive backs constitute a "super secondary," as billed, what does that make Gary Huff?

Florida State's spectacular junior quarterback riddled the proud all-seniors foursome with five touchdown passes here Saturday night as the Seminoles, after a frightening start, won as they pleased.

The score was 49-18.

Huff also personally scored a touchdown, on a 5-yard run.

Overall, he completed 26 of 41 passes for 366 yards. But that wasn't the story.

With Florida State trailing 10-0, Huff during a Seminoles' offensive span of nine minutes and 22 seconds slammed home 15 of 21 throws for 227 yards and three touchdowns, also scoring that one himself. All of that started with the Seminoles backed up on their two.

That was the story.

In six previous games, South Carolina's experienced, quick secondary was the significant factor in limiting opponents to 63 pass completions in 166 attempts and two touchdowns.

A crowd of 30,764, on a very warm October night in Campbell Stadium, witnessed an amazing display. And maybe it was even more amazing than it looked.

Florida State went into this game "hurting." Several key players nursing injuries, among them defensive end Charlie Hunt, wide receiver Kent Gaydos, kicking specialist Frank Fontes. Center Allen Dees got injured in this one pretty early, offensive tackles Roger Minor and Don Sparkman were also hurt. And a good auditor likely would uncover more ailing ones.

Florida State went into this game "hurting" and came out in worse shape.

Defensive end Bert Cooper and weak tackle Don Sparkman suffered severe knee injuries, will undergo operations today and are lost for the season.

Weak tackle Roger Minor suffered an ankle injury. Center Allen Dees was injured early, but returned to action.

South Carolina pounced on a fumble at the Florida State six on the opening series of the game, soon scored on quarterback Glenn Morris' 2-yard run. Early in the second quarter the riled Gamecocks, trying to avert a sixth straight loss to the Seminoles, went ahead 10-0 on Tommy Bell's 30-yard field goal.

Then it happened.

Huff marshaled a 98-yard drive, climaxed by a 32-yard scoring pass to Rhett Dawson.

The Gamecocks' dangerous Dick Harris fumbled the following kickoff, FSU recovering. Huff passed 10 yards to Gaydos for a TD that put the Seminoles ahead to stay at 14-10. And once again Harris fumbled on the kickoff return, the Seminoles again recovering. Huff threw 35 yards to Barry Smith for a third touchdown. And soon Huff capped a 72-yard drive with a scoring run from the five.

John Lanahan's 32-yard romp with a pass interception made it 35-10 early in the third quarter. After Carolina scored on Tommy Simmons' 1-yard plunge, Huff early in the last quarter rifled payoff passes to Gaydos (18 yards) and Dawson (22 yards).

It was the most points scored by a Florida State team since Furman fell 49-6 back in 1963. Huff's five touchdown throws tied school records set by Steve Tensi in the Gator Bowl against Oklahoma following the '64 season, and Bill Cappleman against Wake Forest in '68.

But no Florida State player ever before accounted for six touchdowns, running and passing.

With 164 yards on the ground, led by James Jarrett's 57 in 11 tries, the Seminoles stacked up 531 yards of offense. Florida State's aggressive defense, and game developments, forced South Carolina out of its run-oriented attack. The Gamecocks got just 46 yards rushing, managed 187 throwing.

Defenders plucked four Carolina fumbles, stole two passes. The Seminoles themselves lost three fumbles, and Huff had one interception.

Indicative, perhaps, of the Seminoles' mood after the soul-bruising 17-15 loss to Florida, were 113 yards stepped off against them in penalties. South Carolina was taxed just 23.

The Seminoles drew their first holding penalty of the season in this one.

Florida State controlled the football in this one, 90 plays to 67.

Fontes, nursing a sore toe after having a hangnail pulled, missed his first extra point after 36 straight - but the Seminoles got it back later on a 2-points pass, Huff to Dawson.

Dawson, again bidding to reign as college football's No. 1 receiver, caught nine for 140 yards, pushing his season totals to 47 and 589. Smith grabbed five and Jarrett five.

The outcome assured Larry Jones of a winning season in his first as head coach. Florida State takes a 6-1 record into the Astrodome against Houston on Saturday night. South Carolina, winner of four straight, dropped to 5-2 as Coach Paul Dietzel absorbed his worst of six beatings at Florida State hands.

"We got the living fire kicked out of us," said Dietzel. "It was a good old-fashioned lacing by a very fine football team. Frankly, they were a lot better than I thought they were. They picked us apart.

Said Jones: "It was a game of turnovers, and we finally started getting our share. I don't know where to start.

"Gosh, they all played so well.

"This was as good a passing team tonight as I've ever seen."


Down 10-0 before they could get a thing going, Florida State's Seminoles broke out of the trap on the strong right arm of Gary Huff and scuttled South Carolina's football team 49-18 here Saturday night.

Through a stunning combination of circumstances just after the opening of the second quarter, Florida State put 20 points on the board before the Gamecocks got off a single play from scrimmage.

Fumbles were prominent throughout, but Huff's arm was more so. The Tampa junior threw for five touchdowns - including three in that second quarter as the Seminoles struck for a 28-10 halftime lead.

Florida State went into this one with two starters - normally key ones - on the bench with ankle injuries. The two: wide receiver Kent Gaydos, defensive end Charlie Hunt.

The crowd included South Carolina's band and a couple of Gator Bowl scouts, John Lanahan (father of the FSU rover back) and Nelson Harris. It was a warmish, 73-degrees evening with little wind. Both teams were wearing the mesh jersies.

Florida State got first turn on offense after winning the coin toss and deciding to receive. David Snell got back to the 20 after taking the kickoff at the two.

The Seminoles' start appeared less than poised. They were offsides on the kickoff, but South Carolina declined the penalty. First play, as Gary Huff's pass fell harmlessly in front of the receiver, the Seminoles were pushed back to the 10 - an illegal receiver downfield.

James Jarrett picked up five. Next play an offsides again set the Seminoles back on the 10. Then Florida State lost the ball.

Tackle Joe Regalis simply stole it from Huff's hands at the six.

Penalized to the 11 for backfield-in-motion, the Gamecocks sent Tommy Simmons cracking for four, then Billy Ray Price for five - to the two. Quarterback Bob Morris kept, going off the right side for his first-ever touchdown at Carolina. Tommy Bell's point made it 7-0.

Buzzy Lewis got nailed at the 13 on the kickoff runback. Short passes to Jarrett and Rhett Dawson gained the 25. On a pitchout, Jarrett sailed for 16 to the 41. There the attack bogged. Duane Carrell angled a punt out of bounds, just 21 yards to the 37.

On third down Morris passed to Jim Mitchell who fumbled when hit. Simmons recovered the rolling ball at FSU's 39, a 19-yard gainer.

Rice got loose for 11 yards, to the 28. But Simmons gained just two, and two passes fell incomplete.

Carolina faked a field goal try, passed instead with Bob Reynolds, down to hold, throwing to quarterback Morris for merely a yard. Florida State took over at its 25.

Immediately Huff threw - long - and Bo Davis intercepted at the Carolina 39.

On third down Hunt, not long on the bench despite the ankle injury, whipped in to grab Morris for a 9-yard loss.

Reynold's punt was a gem, a 50-yarder to FSU's 18.

Paul Magalski smacked for 17, then five to the 40.

Arthur Munroe reached the 44, then the 49. But Magalski, in two more cracks, netted just two yards, and a pass missed. Carrell punted out of bounds at the 18.

On second down, Rice slanted off tackle and raced 38 yards to FSU's 43 before James Thomas overhauled him.

An offsides helped blotch the bid. Soon a Carolina punt rolled into the end zone.

Whereupon Magalski fumbled at the 20, with Phil Wallace, a linebacker, recovering for the visitors.

Two runs got Carolina to the 13 as the quarter ended.

Thomas broke up a pass. On fourth down Bell kicked a 30-yard field goal for 10-0.

And that was destined to be the Gamecocks' last play from scrimmage until the Seminoles were in front 20-10.

But it looked bad as Carolina's squibbler-type kickoff rolled by Snell, resulting in his getting tackled at the two.

In ten plays the Seminoles got their first touchdown.

Jarrett started it, banging to the seven. After a yard's loss, Huff pitched to Dawson at the 24.

Then Eddie Davis pulled in his third reception of the season, converted it into a 35-yard gain to Carolina's 41.

Dawson caught another at the 29. Jarrett got three, Huff six on the quarterback draw and Dawson grabbed a pass at the 13.

Magalski got just a yard. Huff reached the 10 on a run but a holding penalty slapped the Seminoles all the way back to the 32. It was, if you would believe, the Seminoles' first holding penalty of the year.

Huff threw over the middle to Dawson as he raced diagonally, splitting the seams of the Carolina zone defense. The redhead pulled it in and danced into the end zone. Frank Fontes' point kick narrowed things to 10-7.

Dick Harris took a Fontes kickoff at the one, picked his way to the 30, fumbling when hit. Lewis recovered for Florida State at the 30.

On third down Huff found Dawson with a 14-yard pass at the 11. Third down again, at the 10 and in came Gaydos for his first play of the night.

Harris, defending, was no match for 6-6 Gaydos as he grabbed Huff's throw at the goal line for six points. Fontes put the Seminoles in front 14-10 with 8:40 left in the half.

Again Harris took the kickoff and he fumbled after a good return - to the 35. Eddie McMillan hopped on that one for Florida State.

On second down Huff threw the bomb. Barry Smith tucked it in at the three, scored easily.

Fontes, nursing a sore toe after having a hangnail pulled, missed his first point-after kick in 37 endeavors. His last miss was his first one for the Seminoles, in the opener against Loisville last year. That left it 20-10.

This time Harris held onto the ball after running the kickoff back 32 yards to the 38. On third down, Morris hit Mitchell with a 30-yard pass at the FSU 26.

FSU defenders allowed Carolina no further than the 18. Ignoring a field goal try, the Gamecocks on fourth-and-three threw. Incomplete.

Huff guided the Seminoles on a 32-yard scoring march on a chopping series.

Three runs reached the 30. Gary Parris caught a 10-yard pass, Munroe one for nine. Dawson grabbed an 11-yarder at Carolina's 45, and Smith caught another at the 33, Jarrett one at the 27. After Smith took in a Huff toss at the 16, a personal-foul penalty placed the Seminoles at the eight. Jarrett caught a 3-yard pass.

Then Huff, on the option, scored from the five.

The Seminoles lined up for a 2-point try, Huff making good with a pass to Dawson.

In a 9:22 successive span of Florida State offense Huff had completed 15 of 21 passes for 227 yards and accounted for four touchdowns.

Carolina threatened in the last seconds of the half, Morris hitting Marty Woolbright with a 27-yard pass at FSU's 40. But Hunt and Richard Amman collared Morris for losses of 10 and seven yards as he tried futilely to throw.

That 28-10 halftime lead was quickly expanded to 35-10 after the third quarter started.

On Carolina's second scrimmage play, John Lanahan picked off a Morris pass and scooted for 32 yards and a touchdown.

Soon a 23-yard pass play, Morris to Mitchell, had Carolina in threatening position at FSU's 37. After Amman got to Morris, dealing a 7-yard loss, the quarterback completed three short passes, to the 23. On third down pass interference was called on McMillan at the five.

Simmons ploughed to the one, then scored on the next play. Morris passed to Billy Freeman for two points. It was a 35-18 game now.

Magalski runs led Florida State to its 40. But Huff was socked for a loss of nine and a personal-foul penalty after a Dawson catch knocked the Seminoles back to their 25. Carrell punted out on the Carolina 31.

Soon Morris had the ball knocked from his hands, with tackle Howard Jacobi claiming it for the Seminoles at the 27. But when Jacobi exuberantly tossed the ball into the air, the Seminoles got penalized 15 forthe act, back to the 42.

Huff got the 15 back with a pass to Smith, but that was it. On fourth down the sore-toed Fonrtes missed a 43-yard try for a field goal.

From the 20, Carolina got nowhere. A punt gave the Seminoles a shot from the Carolina 46.

On the draw, Jarrett got 13. Munroe ran twice, for eight, Jarrett, on a screen pass, ripped to the 14. On third down, Smith, on the reverse, reached the three - but fumbled. Carolina's Jimmy Nash recovered.

FSU's defense allowed Carolina no more than five yards. Snell returned a punt 15 yards to the Carolina 36.

Davis caught a 15-yard pass from Huff at the 18 as the quarter ended.

Magalski got nothing on the draw. Then Gaydos slipped into the end zone at full speed, made a falling catch of a Huff toss for the touchdown. Fontes was true and it was 42-18.

An exchange of punts, and then linebacker Reese Rainey recovered a Morris fumble at the Carolina 22.

Promptly Huff threw to Dawson, who pulled in the touchdown pass just before falling out of the end zone. Fontes made it 49-18.

A little later another fumble, this one claimed by the Seminoles' Bill Shaw at the Carolina 14. Frank Whigham moved in at quarterback. Brent Norris' third-down sweep for seven reached the one. Rick Oreair took the ball over on the next play but an illegal-procedure call nullified it. The Seminoles stayed on the ground, couldn't make it, finally turning the ball over on downs at the seven.

In the fading minutes, Carolina drove past the 50. But Buddy Gridley intercepted a pass to thwart that effort.

At the end, third-string quarterback Frank Deming had the Seminoles moving at midfield.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
SOUTH CAROLINA
7
3
8
0
18
FLORIDA STATE
0
28
7
14
49

1st   0- 7  Opp, 2, run (kick), 12:33
2nd   0-10  Opp, 30, field goal, 14:50
      7-10  Rhett Dawson, 32, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 10:27
     14-10  Kent Gaydos, 10, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 8:40 
     20-10  Barry Smith, 35, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick failed), 8:20 
     28-10  Gary Huff, 5, run (Rhett Dawson, pass from Gary Huff), 1:05 
3rd  35-10  John Lanahan, 32, interception return (Frank Fontes, kick), 14:08
     35-18  Opp, 1, run (pass), 9:35 
     35-18  Frank Fontes, 43, field goal failed, 6:03 
4th  42-18  Kent Gaydos, 18, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 14:25
     49-18  Rhett Dawson, 22, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 9:45 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 10 Rushes-yards 49-165 33- 46 Passing 366 187 Att-Comp-Int 41-26-1 34-16-2 Total Yards 90-531 67-233 Punt Returns 1-15 0-0 Kickoff Returns 4-35 8-142 Interception Ret. 2-49 1--7 Fumble Returns 5-0 3-0 Punts 4-27.3 6-37.7 Fumbles-Lost 5-3 7-5 Penalties-Yds 10-113 4-23 Attendance 30,764 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing James Jarrett 11- 57 Paul Magalski 9- 34 Arthur Munroe 8- 26 Frank Deming 1- 13 Steve Hardin 2- 12 Brent Norris 4- 11 Barry Smith 2- 6 Gary Huff 6- 3 Oscar Roberts 2- 3 Dano Fiore 1- 2 Rick Oreair 2- 0 Frank Whigham 1- -2 Receiving Rhett Dawson 9- 140 Barry Smith 5- 96 Ed Davis 2- 49 James Jarrett 5- 33 Kent Gaydos 2- 28 Arthur Munroe 2- 11 Gary Parris 1- 9 Passing Gary Huff 41-26-1-366 Punt Return David Snell 1- 15 Kickoff Return Buzzy Lewis 2- 25 David Snell 2- 10 Punting Duane Carrell 4- 109 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Buzzy Lewis . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Eddie McMillan . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . John Lanahan . . . . . 1- 32 . . . . . . Reece Rainey . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Buddy Gridley . . . . . 1- 17 . . . . . . Howard Jacobi . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Bill Shaw . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR   18  Kent Gaydos
QB   19  Gary Huff
TB   31  Paul Magalski
FB   48  James Jarrett
C    55  Allen Dees
SG   61  Phil Arnold
WG   65  J.W. McKinnie
ST   66  Joe Strickler
WT   77  Roger Minor
WR   82  Rhett Dawson
TE   84  Gary Parris
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV  24  John Lanahan
LC   26  J.T. Thomas
SAF  28  Robert Ashmore
RC   40  Eddie McMillan
WLB  50  Dan Whitehurst
MLB  59  Larry Strickland
SLB  60  Clint Parker
LT   70  Bill Henson
RT   75  Richard Amman
RE   80  Charlie Hunt
LE   85  Bill Shaw
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
11  Fred Geisler
12  Frank Whigham
14  Frank Deming
20  David Snell
22  Barry Smith
27  Arthur Munroe
29  Dano Fiore
32  Ed Davis
35  Randy Shively
36  Rick Oreair
37  Oscar Roberts
38  Buzzy Lewis
42  Ron Ratliff
43  John Montgomery
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Buddy Gridley
49  Guy Glisson
53  Jay Stokes
54  Jim Dundala
57  Steve Bratton
62  David Miles
69  Bobby Anderson
72  Shane Gibbs
73  Dan Daniels
74  Don Sparkman
79  Howard Jacobi
83  Bert Cooper
86  Mike Glass
89  Kent Corral

HOUSTON 14, FLORIDA STATE 7

10/30/1971, HOUSTON, TX

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 10/31/1971, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

HOUSTON, TX - Three end-zone interceptions took the sizzle out of Florida State's passing game here Saturday night as Houston won 14-7 in a football game stamped with vigorous defensive action on both sides.

Gary Huff, the Seminoles' brilliant junior quarterback, found his target on 17 of 31 passes for 276 yards but the Cougars successfully applied pressure on him when it counted most - and notably when the Seminoles worked out first downs at the Houston 15 and 10 in the second half.

Thomas Ward and Nick Holm thwarted those late opportunities with interceptions. Earlier, after a Florida State first down at the Houston 33, Ronny Peacock stole one away.

Time after time Houston sent its heralded running back Robert Newhouse through or around Florida State defenders with a variety of triple-option plays. He finished with a total of 196 yards on 34 carries, got the winning touchdown on a 16-yard sweep with a pitchout.

But the issue may have been decided on the opening kickoff, when speedy Willie Roberts gave Houston superb field position with a 51-yard runback to FSU's 43. A dozen plays later Tommy Mozisek scored from the one.

The Seminoles, however, came right back with a 71-yard drive on their first turn with the ball. Huff's 16-yard pass to Paul Magalski over the middle brought the touchdown and a 7-7 tie.

Early in the second quarter Houston concluded an 81-yard push with Newhouse's big payoff run.

And the rest was back-and-fourth up-and-down and all for naught as far as the scoreboard was involved. Florida State missed a 50-yard try for a field goal, Houston a 42-yard one.

Statistically, it was virtually a standoff. Florida State got 338 yards, Houston 332. The Cougars outdistanced the Seminoles on the ground, 290-54. Overhead it was the other way around, with a 284-42 yardage edge for Florida State.

Houston failed in its plan to control the ball. The Seminoles managed 64 plays to 73. But the Cougars did control the clock with their time-consuming running.

In the last quarter, Florida State had the ball for 12 plays, Houston 21 - but, timewise, the Seminoles were on offense for only about five of the 15 minutes.

"Houston hung in there when they had to," FSU Coach Larry Jones said correctly, "we just didn't get the score when we got down there.

"Houston is the strongest football team we've played this year. And they rushed the passer better than anyone we've played."

A crowd of 33,598 showed up for Houston's Homecoming in the Astrodome and saw Florida State fall to the Cougars for the eighth time in the 11 year series.

Florida State pounced on three Houston fumbles but lost one itself. Houston passed only nine times, with Mullins completing just three - all to Riley Odoms, who fumbled away the ball after one of those receptions. Houston was socked with 65 penalty yards, Florida State 43.

With the Cougars covering Rhett Dawson tightly, Huff went to a variety of receivers. Gary Parris grabbed four for 104 yards, Kent Gaydos four for 27. Dawson caught just one 7-yarder. Paul Magalski, with 48 yards in 12 cracks, spurred the running.

"It was an excellent effort," said Houston Coach Bill Yeoman, "against a very fine football team."

Yeoman got in a plug for his boy Newhouse. "I tell you right now," the coach said, "Johnny Musso (the Alabama star) is not in his class."

Possibly the Seminoles' injuries at weak tackle in the offensive line were significant in the outcome. Certainly Huff, tossed for 36 yards in losses, didn't have his accustomed protection - but it could have also been primarily a matter of Houston's defensive merit.

Now 6-2, the Seminoles have an open date next weekend. Houston stands 5-2.


Applying the pressure on Gary Huff in clutch situations, Houston held off Florida State 14-7 here Saturday night in a tense football struggle.

The Seminoles had their chances, but three times Houston pulled off end-zone interceptions to take the deadly sting out of Huff's passes.

The Seminoles got off to a bad start in this one.

Houston received after winning the coin toss. Willie Roberts gathered in the kickoff, cut wide away from his blocking wall and knocked off 51 yards to Florida State's 43 before David Snell yanked him down.

Three runs left it fourth-and-one at the 34. Quarterback Gary Mullins faked and kept, reached the 31.

A holding penalty soon slapped the Cougars back to their 41, but on second down Robert Newhouse tore loose from tacklers on a wide slant and sped 20 yards to the 17. On third down at the 10, Mullins made as though to pass, pitched out wide instead to Tommy Mozisek who got knocked out of bounds by James Thomas at the one.

Mozisek slammed over right tackle on the following play for the touchdown. Phillip Terrell kicked a point for 7-0.

Florida State began at its 29 following the kickoff.

Paul Magalski powered for nine yards, then got the first at the 41.

Gary Huff cut loose with a throw to Gary Parris, who spun away for 42 yards to Houston's 17.

James Jarrett dug for a yard.

Huff found Magalski with a pass right over the middle for the touchdown. Frank Fontes kicked the point for 7-7 with 7:48 left in the quarter.

Houston didn't get beyond its 30 after FSU's kickoff as two pass attempts fell harmlessly.

Hal Roberts got off a whopper of a punt, 61 yards to FSU's nine. Snell, after bobbling the ball momentarily, ran it back to the 25 on a slippery scamper but a clipping call set the Seminoles back to the 12.

Magalski's running left the Seminoles just short at the 22. But, when Duane Carrell punted a flag fell, and a personal foul was called against the Cougars. That lifted FSU to its 37.

Once again Huff found Parris open, and the tight end ripped off a 30-yard gain with the pass to Houston's 33.

On second down at the 32 Kent Gaydos was well covered by two defenders as Huff threw to him in the end zone. Ronnie Peacock intercepted for the Cougars.

Houston worked the ball to its 38 after a personal-foul call against the Seminoles on a punt. Mozisek sailed for 11 to FSU's 49, but a Mullins pitchout went astray, and John Lanahan claimed the ball for Florida State just before it would have gone out of bounds.

Huff's passes wouldn't go. Carrell punted to the 19 just before the first quarter ended.

Houston negotiated the 81 yards in 15 plays for a second touchdown. Newhouse was the key.

His running cut out first downs at the 30, then the 48. Mullins and Mozisek led on to FSU's 40.

On fourth down, four yards to go at FSU's 34 the Cougars went for it. Mullins got the yardage needed, reaching just over the 30. In one span during the series preceding the key first-down gain linebacker Buddy Gridley made three tackles in four plays.

Mullins carried again to the 24. Newhouse slashed to the 16. Then Newhouse took a last-split-second pitchout from Mullins and swept wide down the sidelines for the touchdown. Terrell's point made it 14-7.

The Seminoles began at the 21, got a break when a Huff pass to Rhett Dawson was ruled incomplete. It appeared that Dawson had fumbled after the reception with Houston recovering.

FSU reached its 44 on Huff's 28-yard pass to Art Munroe. A pass to Dawson soon brought a first down at Houston's 40.

But Huff soon got blitzed on a pass try, fumbled and Mike Bolin recovered the rolling ball for Houston at FSU's 44.

Houston lost 12 on a fumbled pitchout, with Gridley quickly on top of Newhouse after he picked up the ball. Soon Roberts punted. Snell called for a fair catch, but got hit by an over-eager Cougar. A penalty for the foul gave FSU the ball at its 27.

From their 36, the Seminoles replied with a punt to Houston's 29. Three plays and the Cougars kicked back, to FSU's 32.

With 1:31 remining in the half, Huff passed to Gaydos at the FSU 48. With 10 seconds remaining, FSU utilized its last timeout of the first half after Gaydos pulled in a 27-yard catch at Houston's 33.

Fontes entered to attempt a 50-yard field goal. It was short.

Mullins got five more running yards for Houston as the half expired.

Newhouse at this point, had on 19 carries gained 111 of Houston's 175 yards on the ground. The Cougars had not completed a pass: They'd tried six. Florida State showed minus-seven yards rushing but Huff had hit on 11 of 17 passes for 199 yards.

That 16-yard TD run of Newhouse carried him over the 1,000-rushing-yards mark for the season.

After Eddie McMillan returned the third-quarter kickoff 15 yards to the 27, the Seminoles came out running.

Magalski banged for seven yards, then 11 to the 45. But on a third-down pitchout at the Houston 49 Barry Smith was slung for a 2-yard loss. Carrell punted to the 19.

And here came the Houston running game again.

Chopping runs by Mozisek and the inevitable Newhouse brought a first down in seven plays at FSU's 49. Defenders stiffened and held at the 40. Terrell punted to the 15.

A Huff - Dawson pass collaboration got the Tribe to the 22, but soon Carrell had to punt. It was a 29-yarder to Houston's 49.

Whereupon Mozisek lost his grab on the football and Bobby Anderson recovered for the Seminoles at FSU's 49.

Parris pulled in a 15-yard pass at the Houston 36. Runs brought a first down at the 25, Magalski getting five and Smith six. Munroe ran twice, another first down, at the 15. Huff kept, gained the 12.

Then Huff threw - and Thomas Ward intercepted at the goal line, got to the 17 before J.W. McKinnie tackled him.

Two plays later Mullins completed his first pass of the night. - But Riley Odoms fumbled the football when tackled after the catch. McMillan recovered for the Seminoles at Houston's 45.

After Magalski lost four, Gaydos got 12 back with a catch from Huff. It came down to fourth-and-two at the 37. FSU gambled. Huff passed to Munroe at the 32 for the first down.

Then for a switch, Munroe passed to Huff at the 24. Munroe ran for a first down at the 22 on the last play of the quarter.

Magalski reached to the 20 but Huff, trying to pass, was racked back at the 27. Huff threw again, with Randy Peacock deflecting the ball, then teammate Nick Holms intercepting for Houston in the end zone. He raced up to the 24 before being stopped.

Houston started off on a time-consuming drive that expired with a futile field goal try from 42-yards range with 6:50 remainimg.

Newhouse spurred the charge in midfield. Odoms caught a Mullins pass at FSU's 41. Newhouse again, on to try a first down at the 30. Florida State called a halt at the 26.

On fourth down, the ball at the 26, Sandy McCrea tried the long field goal. It was wide.

Jarrett got 21 yards out of a Huff pass and Parris 17 out of another, to Houston's 42. On the draw, Jarrett slipped through for 17 to the 25. Munroe got five. Huff kept, ran for a first down at the 10.

Trick pass, Gaydos shooting for Dawson - and overthrowing him in the end zone.

Huff found nobody open, got hit on the 20. But a personal foul flag fell. The Seminoles were back at the 10 after the half-the-distance to the goal penalty.

Gaydos was Huff's taget on third down, but the tall receiver collided with the goal post about the time the ball got into his hands, falling away on impact.

Under pressure Huff threw again, overshooting Dawson.

Houston took over with 4:04 left in the game. The Seminoles had no timeouts left.

Newhouse ran - again, again and again. The Cougars worked the ball up to a first down at the 40.

Florida State held the Cougars there - but couldn't hold the clock.

The Cougars got called for delay with four seconds remaining. On their last play, they punted - out of bounds at FSU's 19.

That left the Seminoles 6-2 and Houston 5-2.

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

1st   0- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 9:59 
      7- 7  Paul Magalski, 16, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 7:49 
2nd   7-14  Opp, 16, run (kick), 8:44 
      7-14  Frank Fontes, 50, field goal failed, 0:10 
4th   7-14  Opp, 42, field goal failed, 6:50 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 20 Rushes-yards 31- 54 64-290 Passing 284 42 Att-Comp-Int 33-18-3 9-3-0 Total Yards 64-338 73-332 Punt Returns 1-17 0-0 Kickoff Returns 3-55 2-64 Interception Ret. 0-0 3-41 Fumble Returns 3-0 1-0 Punts 4-33.3 5-40.8 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 4-3 Penalties-Yds 5-43 6-65 3rd Down Conversions 5-15 8-18 Attendance 33,598 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Paul Magalski 12- 48 James Jarrett 5- 23 Arthur Munroe 6- 19 Barry Smith 2- 0 Gary Huff 6- -36 Receiving Gary Parris 4- 104 Kent Gaydos 4- 58 Arthur Munroe 3- 42 James Jarrett 3- 37 Paul Magalski 1- 16 Barry Smith 1- 12 Rhett Dawson 1- 7 Passing Gary Huff 31-17-3-276 Arthur Munroe 1- 1-0- 8 Kent Gaydos 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return David Snell 1- 17 Kickoff Return Eddie McMillan 3- 55 Punting Duane Carrell 4- 133 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Lanahan 10 4 14 . . . . . 1- 0 1 . . Larry Strickland 8 3 11 . . . . . . . . . Guy Glisson 10 . 10 . . . . . . . . . Bill Shaw 5 4 9 . . . . . . . . . Bill Henson 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Anderson 4 2 6 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Dan Whitehurst 6 . 6 . . . . . . . . . Buddy Gridley 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Charlie Hunt 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Eddie McMillan 3 1 4 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . J.T. Thomas 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Clint Parker 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Richard Amman 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Robert Ashmore 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Howard Jacobi 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . John Montgomery 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . J.W. McKinnie . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . David Snell . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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FL   18  Kent Gaydos
QB   19  Gary Huff
TB   31  Paul Magalski
FB   48  James Jarrett
C    55  Allen Dees
SG   61  Phil Arnold
WG   65  J.W. McKinnie
ST   66  Joe Strickler
WT   72  Shane Gibbs
SE   82  Rhett Dawson
TE   84  Gary Parris
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV  24  John Lanahan
LC   26  J.T. Thomas
SAF  28  Robert Ashmore
RC   40  Eddie McMillan
WLB  50  Dan Whitehurst
MLB  59  Larry Strickland
SLB  60  Clint Parker
LT   70  Bill Henson
RT   75  Richard Amman
RE   80  Charlie Hunt
LE   85  Bill Shaw
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Frank Fontes
 3  Duane Carrell
20  David Snell
22  Barry Smith
27  Arthur Munroe
30  Brent Norris
32  Ed Davis
38  Buzzy Lewis
42  Ron Ratliff
43  John Montgomery
44  Buddy Gridley
##  NAME
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49  Guy Glisson
53  Jay Stokes
54  Jim Dundala
57  Steve Bratton
62  David Miles
69  Bobby Anderson
73  Dan Daniels
78  Jimbo Hensley
79  Howard Jacobi
86  Mike Glass
89  Kent Corral

GEORGIA TECH 12, FLORIDA STATE 6

11/13/1971, ATLANTA, GA

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 11/14/1971, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

ATLANTA, GA - Quick and aggressive pass-defenders of Georgia Tech gave Florida State's offense its roughest day in years here Saturday afternoon as the Yellow Jackets chopped out a 12-6 victory in a bruising football battle.

There was also the matter of Gary Huff's torn-up stomach.

Florida State's superb junior quarterback had been frustrated by an intestinal virus for three days, with all the aggravating circumstances implied in that. On Saturday morning they were giving him honey and soft drinks to bolster his strength.

But, obviously, he was a weakened football player on Grant Field, and he had his worse game as a passer.

His receivers, generally, also had their worst games. No virus bugged them, but Tech defenders - often arriving at the same moment as the football - surely did.

Huff completed just 12 of 41 passes for 171 yards. And the Seminoles netted just 15 more yards on the ground.

Only Florida State points came on field goals of 22 and 40 yards by Frank Fontes, who missed two from 51 yards range. It was the first time since the 9-3 loss to Florida in 1968 a Florida State team failed to score a touchdown - a run of 38 straight games.

As the Seminoles, winner of their first five, had their record slip to 6-3, a crowd of 44,261 saw a defensive struggle in the best tradition of the epic ones of an earlier day. Rarely has a Florida State played so well on defense.

All of Florida State's losses this season have come on Astro-Turf. The Seminoles have never won a game on that brand of artifical turf. Not that the turf appeared to be any factor in this one Saturday.

Tech managed only 230 yards of offense, with 123 passing as Eddie McAshan hit on 17 of 27 throws, mostly for short gains. But the 24-yard scoring strike of the Gainesville junior, with Larry Studdard on the receiving end, was the difference in this one.

The Seminoles went ahead 3-0 early in the second quarter on that 22-yarder by Fontes, capping a quick 70-yard drive highlighted by Huff's 55-yard bomb to Barry Smith.

Tech marched 57 yards to a tying field goal from 38-yard range by Cam Bonifay in the final seconds of the half. Bonifay's the son of Bob Bonifay, a Tallahassean for many years as general manager of a professional baseball team.

On their third turn with the ball in the third quarter, the Yellow Jackets wheeled away on a 50-yard push, climaxed by McAshan's on-target touchdown toss to Studdard at the goal lone.

The Seminoles narrowed it to 10-6 in the final minutes of that quarter on the 40-yarder by Fontes.

It stayed that way until the last minute when Tech end Smylie Gebhart caught Huff for a safety as he desperately tried a fourth-down pass from his end zone.

Punters had a busy day. Each side punted 10 times. Tech had notable work by Dick Bowley, who had one 63-yard effort and everaged 41.8 on eight boots. The Seminoles' Duane Carrell averaged 36.9 on his 10.

Rhett Dawson managed to pull in five Huff tosses for 73 yards, Art Munroe three for 18, and Smith two for 63. Tech's defense alternated in rushing Huff and closely covering receivers. Huff was sacked six times for losses totaling 45 yards as tackle Brad Bourne led the charge.

Mike Oven, the Tech tight end from Tallahasssee, caught five McAshan passes for 36 yards.

Tech's running game was hurting some after Greg Horne went out in the first half on a knee injury after carrying 13 times for 36 yards. Kevin McNamara led Tech on the ground with 50 yards in six late-game carries.

The Seminoles had just two turnovers - one fumble, one interception - while taking the ball away from Tech four times - two fumbles, two interceptions.

Eddie McMillan's interception checked an early Tech threat after the Yellow Jackets gained a first down on the seven following recovery of a Florida State fumble.

In the final quarter, with a chance to pull it out, Florida State generally found itself backed up with poor field position, much of it wrought by Tech kicking but more by the Seminoles' inability to move the ball at all.

One early-game opportunity was erased when a punt return of approximately 60 yards by David Snell, down inside the Tech 15, was rubbed out by a ruling that his knee had touched the ground as he bent to catch the ball at FSU's 33.

Coach Larry Jones thought an interference call against a Florida State defensive back just before halftime might have been something of a key. It was on a third-down pass, and kept a Tech drive alive at FSU's 43.

"It gave them opportunity for a tying field goal," said Jones, "and it also gave them momentum."

Tech, a winner of four in a row now, stands at 6-4 with only Georgia remaining (two weeks, hence).

"A great victory," said Tech Coach Bud Carson, "four weeks ago a lot of people had given up on us."


Spectacular defensive play wasn't enough to offset the weakened condition of quarterback Gary Huff, and Florida State's football team fell to Georgia Tech 12-6 here Saturday afternoon.

Huff suffered from an intestinal virus infection going into the game.

Tech's own superb defense was clearly the difference. Seldom have Florida State receivers been hit so hard and so quickly.

It was altogether a pleasant afternoon, weatherwise, at Grant Field. Cool, but not cold. Bright sunshine. Little wind.

Tech chose to receive the opening kickoff after winning the coin toss. There was a start at the 19 following a 17-yard kickoff runback.

Four successive straight-ahead runs by Greg Horne gained to the 32. Eddie McAshan shot a 14-yard pass to Mark Fields, a 6-3 tight end, at the 46.

But Horne got just three yards in two cracks, and a pass to Fields got just five to FSU's 46. Dick Bowley's punt was short, out of bounds at the 28.

First play, and James Jarrett fumbled when hit hard. Smylie Gebhart recovered for Tech at the 29.

Horne carried to the 24, then the 18, the 16 and - on a draw - slashed to the seven. On a pitchout, however, Horne got socked for a loss of five by James Thomas.

McAshan threw, Rob Healy tipped it. Eddie McMillan intercepted for the Seminoles at the five, got up to the 14.

Gary Huff faded to pass, had time but found nobody open, took a 7-yard loss. Paul Magalski picked up a yard. As a Tech player jumped offside, Huff calmly went back to pass, found Rhett Dawson open at the 26 for the first down. The Seminoles, of course, declined the offsides penalty.

Soon Huff passed to Barry Smith at the 37. Magalski dashed for nine, then got the first down at the 48. Then Huff missed on three passes. Duane Carrell punted to the 17.

Tech couldn't cut it beyond the 22. David Snell, seemingly some hesitent as whether to call for a fair catch, bent low to take the punt, then on a dazzling run picked his way down to Tech's 13. But a flag had fallen. An official said Snell's knee had touched the turf when he received the ball; the play was dead at the 33.

Again Huff missed on three straight passes; Tech defenders were getting to receivers with telling tackles just about the time the ball was. Carrell punted 48 yards, to Tech's 21 just before the quarter ended.

Three runs and Tech punted back, to FSU's 30.

Huff uncorked a long one that Smith pulled in far downfield. Greg Faulkner brought him down at the 15 after a 55-yard gain. The defender caught Smith's face mask on the tackle, and the penalty put the Seminoles at the seven.

Art Munroe got just a yard. Huff kept, was stopped short of the five. Dawson, in the end zone, got a hand on Huff's bit-high pass, but couldn't hold on.

Frank Fontes entered, kicked a 22-yard field goal for 3-0.

Tech's Allen Hennessey was halted at the 21 on a short kick-off return, but FSU was ruled offside on the kick. As Fontes kicked again, the wind blew the ball off the tee just about the time he connected. It was a short boot, to the 26, that Hennessey picked up and ran to the 44.

But McAshan lost the ball in the handoff exchange. Charlie Hunt swooped in to recover it for FSU at the Tech 36.

Huff ran wide, and out of bounds at the 21. Munroe slammed to the 16. Huff lost three to the 19. Then a holding penalty slapped the Seminoles to the 34. A pass fell incomplete.

Fontes tried for a 51-yard field goal. On target, but short, the ball dying a couple of feet of the crossbar.

Once more Florida State's defense restricted Tech to three plays, with McMillan making a tackle for a 4-yard loss on a third down pass play. Tech's Bowley got off a wowser of a punt, 62 yards to the FSU 19.

A Techman claimed a Magalski fumble, but a flag was down. The Yellow Jackets had been offsides on the play. But the Seminoles couldn't move. Carrell punted and Jeff Ford fumbled the ball. Mike Glass was there to recover for the Seminoles at Tech's 33.

Huff, hit hard, remained on the ground after throwing incomplete. Obviously shaken, he left the game, with Frank Whigham replacing him. Jarrett ran, got nothing. Huff came back, again missed with a pass.

Once more Fontes attempted a field goal from 51 yards out. Short and wide.

McAshan threw 16 yards, to the 36, with Tallahassee's Mike Oven on the receiving end. A Healy run and a short pass to Larry Studdard brought a first down at the 46, and another pass to Oven lifted Tech just over midfield. The Seminoles stopped the push at the 47. A punt backed FSU to its 12.

Three plays, and Carrell punted to Tech's 43. From there the Yellow Jackets drove to a tying field goal with 22 seconds left in the half.

Oven caught a 3-yard toss. After McAshan missed on two more throws, a third-down one aimed at Oven gave Tech a lift at FSU's 43 when interference wsa ruled on John Lanahan.

Studdard caught a 15-yarder at the 28, and Tom Lang took a short one at the 25. But it came to fourth down at the 21.

Cam Bonifay, son of one-time Tallahassean Bob Bonifay, booted a 38-yard field goal to deadlock it at 3-3.

A kickoff in the end zone, coupled with a 15-yard foul penalty against Tech, gave FSU the football at the 35 with 21 seconds left. The Seminoles sent Magalski running into the line once, elected to let the clock run out.

Halftime statistics were about as even as the score. The Seminoles showed 120 yards, Tech 118. Huff had completed just four of 17 passes for 84 yards.

McMillan got no further than the 20 on the third-quarter kickoff runback from the end zone.

Magalski lost five on a run. Smith, on a reverse, was dropped for minus three. On third down from the 12, there was mixup on a pass pattern and Huff's throw was nowhere near Dawson. Carrell punted to the 50.

On third down Lang got seven on the draw and a first down by inches, at the 40.

It came up fourth-down-and-four at the 34. Tech gambled. McAshan pegged one to Lang, streaking wide out of the backfield, for 10 yards at the 24.

Lang dug for five on first down. McAshan kept, got to the 11 but the play was rubbed out by an illegal-procedure call.

It came to third down again. McAshan faded, threw long, and perfectly to Studdard as he cut back ahead of defender McMillan, catching the ball at the goal line and scoring easily. Bobby Thigpen kicked the point for 10-3.

John Montgomery got back to the 23 on the kick return. Huff promptly threw to Dawson at the 39.

But Huff missed on two more. Then Mike McKenzie picked off his throw at Tech's 42, raced back to FSU's 40 with the interception.

Holding knocked Tech back to its 45, McAshan couldn't go with his passes. A punt gave FSU the ball at its 21.

After Munroe lost a yard. Huff hit Dawson at the 39, then Dawson again at the 50. Munroe pulled in one at Tech's 36.

Against an alert Tech defense, Huff threw three more incomplete. Carrell's punt was downed by the Seminoles on the five.

Two Tech runs gained not an inch. On third down Bowley punted from the end zone, and Montgomery returned it 14 yards to the 35.

Jarrett couldn't gain. Dawson caught an 8-yarder, and Magalski got the first down at the 23.

Three more Huff passes failed. Credit the Tech defense. On fourth down, 2:10 left in the quarter, Fontes kicked a 40-yard field goal, narrowing it to 10-6.

Suddenly it was Hennessey flying on the kickoff return, striking for 65 yards to FSU's 37.

Fontes had slowed Hennessey down around midfield. Guy Glisson finally tackled him.

Again the FSU defenders held. Trapped on third down, McAshan lost seven, and Tech punted from FSU's 40. It was a nifty by Bud Bonnewell, out of bounds at the seven.

Huff threw to Kent Gaydos at the 23 as the third quarter ended.

An illegal-procedure penalty hindered the Seminoles. Soon Carrell punted again. The ball took a Tech bounce, back to FSU's 46.

Larry Strickland forced one fumble out of McAshan with a crushing tackle, but Tech teammate Glen Costello recovered for a 3-yard loss.

On third down, however, Lanahan intercepted a McAshan pass to give the Seminoles a crack from their 40.

Huff's third-down pass to Dawson might have gone all the way had the receiver been able to hang on; two defenders had cut back. Carrell's punt again took a reverse bounce and Tech started at its 39.

Three plays and Tech kicked back, to FSU's eight.

Munroe's running led to the 28, but on third down Huff was racked for a loss of 11 back to the 17. Carrell's punt was once more short, up to Tech's 48.

On third down Oven caught a 12-yard pass at FSU's 32. Cunningham, in two cracks, lost three as McMillan nailed him on a pitchout the second time. Then McAshan was dropped for a loss of six. Tech punted to the 14. Nearly five minutes remained.

But Huff's throws just weren't clicking. After two misses, he got tossed for a loss back to the six. Carrell boomed a punt to Tech's 41, a 53-yarder.

Kevin McNamara whipped through the line, seemed sure to score. One man, McMillan had a shot. He ran the Tech back down at the 22 after a 37-yard gainer.

Three runs left Tech a yard short of a first down at the 13. Instead of going for a field goal, Tech ran on fourth down, McNamara getting the ball. FSU defenders granted nothing, and turned the ball over to the offense at the 13 with 1:37 to go.

Munroe had a 10-yard pass in his hands, but dropped it as he turned to run. Huff got swarmed under at the two on the next play.

Then, unaccountably, the Seminoles ran on third down, Huff reaching the four. On fourth down Huff had no chance as he faded into the end zone. Gebhart caught him for a safety with 36 seconds remaining, making the score 12-6.

On the free kick, Fontes tried for an onside one. Tech recovered, ran out the clock.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
3
3
0
6
GEORGIA TECH
0
3
7
2
12

2nd   3- 0  Frank Fontes, 22, field goal, 12:13
      3- 0  Frank Fontes, 51, field goal failed, 10:31
      3- 0  Frank Fontes, 50, field goal failed, 6:32 
      3- 3  Opp, 38, field goal, 0:22 
3rd   3-10  Opp, 24, pass (kick), 8:28 
      6-10  Frank Fontes, 40, field goal, 2:10 
4th   6-12  Opp, safety, 0:36 
            Note: Gary Huff was tackled in the end zone on a pass play. 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 12 13 Rushes-yards 30- 15 45-107 Passing 171 123 Att-Comp-Int 41-12-1 27-17-2 Total Yards 71-186 72-230 Punt Returns 5-24 2--1 Kickoff Returns 2-39 3-90 Interception Ret. 2-12 1-19 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 10-36.9 10-39.4 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2 Penalties-Yds 5-40 5-48 Attendance 44,261 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Arthur Munroe 9- 30 Paul Magalski 6- 13 James Jarrett 4- 4 Barry Smith 1- -3 Gary Huff 10- -29 Receiving Rhett Dawson 5- 73 Barry Smith 2- 63 Arthur Munroe 3- 18 Kent Gaydos 1- 16 James Jarrett 1- 1 Passing Gary Huff 41-12-1-171 Punt Return John Montgomery 1- 14 David Snell 4- 10 Kickoff Return Eddie McMillan 1- 20 John Montgomery 1- 19 Punting Duane Carrell 10- 369 |---------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- 10 . . . . . . John Lanahan . . . . . 1- 2 . . . . . . Charlie Hunt . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR   18  Kent Gaydos
QB   19  Gary Huff
TB   27  Arthur Munroe
FB   48  James Jarrett
SG   53  Jay Stokes
C    55  Allen Dees
WG   65  J.W. McKinnie
ST   66  Joe Strickler
WT   72  Shane Gibbs
WR   82  Rhett Dawson
TE   84  Gary Parris
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV  24  John Lanahan
LC   26  J.T. Thomas
SAF  28  Robert Ashmore
RC   40  Eddie McMillan
WLB  50  Dan Whitehurst
MLB  59  Larry Strickland
SLB  60  Clint Parker
LT   70  Bill Henson
RT   75  Richard Amman
RE   80  Charlie Hunt
LE   85  Bill Shaw
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Frank Fontes
 3  Duane Carrell
12  Frank Whigham
20  David Snell
22  Barry Smith
29  Dano Fiore
30  Brent Norris
31  Paul Magalski
32  Ed Davis
37  Oscar Roberts
38  Buzzy Lewis
42  Ron Ratliff
43  John Montgomery
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Buddy Gridley
49  Guy Glisson
52  Reece Rainey
54  Jim Dundala
57  Steve Bratton
61  Phil Arnold
62  David Miles
69  Bobby Anderson
73  Dan Daniels
77  Roger Minor
79  Howard Jacobi
86  Mike Glass
89  Kent Corral

FLORIDA STATE 45, TULSA 10

11/20/1971, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 11/21/1971, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL, November 20, 1971 - Gary Huff threw his 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th touchdown passes of the season here Saturday night as Florida State's football team made three happy Fiesta Bowl representatives look like three wise men in a 45-10 ramble past Tulsa.

Soon after it was over the 7-3 Seminoles officially agreed to play Arizona State in this inaugural bowl in Phoenix, Ariz., on Dec. 27. Unofficially, the Seminoles were an automatic choice after a mid-week "understanding" that they were if Tulsa fell.

The Golden Hurricanes, 3-7 now, didn't fall all that easily. It was 14-10 at halftime as Tulsa unleashed Steve Bowling, a sophomore punter who never before had run the ball. He got 84 yards in 24 cracks - 70 in the first half - and scored the visitors' lone touchdown.

Florida State, for a change, had a running game, too. With Paul Magalski whacking out 113 yards in 18 carries, the Seminoles got 231 on the ground. Tacking on Huff's 12 completions in 20 throws for 285 yards, the Seminoles amasssed 516 yards of offense.

Only 20,528 fans showed up in Campbell Stadium on a clear, chilly evening - but they, along with the three bowl representatives, saw a show.

The Seminoles, held without a touchdown for the first time in 38 games as Georgia Tech won 12-6 last week, put 6-pointers on the board in every quarter.

Barry Smith started it, pulling in a 7-yard pass from Huff. Tulsa tied it 7-7 early in the second quarter following recovery of a Florida State fumble at the Seminoles' 35, Bowling going in from two yards out.

A 16-yard scoring pass to Kent Gaydos soon put Coach Larry Jones' team in front to stay 14-7. But on the last play of the half Tulsa came within 14-10 range on a school-record field goal kick of 47 yards by Sam Henry.

Magalski scored on a 27-yard run the first time the Seminoles got the ball in the third quarter. Then Frank Fontes added a 44-yard field goal. Smith, switching to a running-back role down close, got Florida State's fourth TD on an 8-yard sweep, and it was 31-10 going into the closing quarter.

Then Huff connected with Smith on a 61-yard touchdown bomb. After sub quarterback Frank Whigham got hurt a bit, Huff came back in again, threw a 13-yard payoff pass to Gaydos. And that wrapped up the scoring with more than seven minutes left.

Meanwhile, Florida State defenders were restricting pass-oriented Tulsa to nine completions in 32 attempts for a mere 132 yards. The Seminoles stole two. Tulsa added a bare 88 yards rushing as its attack was almost completely checked in the last half.

Linebacker Larry Strickland was again among the tougher defenders for the Seminoles.

Actually, Tulsa managed more plays than the Seminoles, 76 to 62, but Florida State didn't require many on this night.

Huff broke the school record for most passing yards in a single season. He's now hit on 167 of 301 tosses for 2,475 yards and 20 TDs. His yardage sum just tops the 2,467 figure the Bill Cappleman hung up in 1969.

Smith pulled in four of Huff's passes for 125 yards and Gaydos got 80 out of his three catches. Rhett Dawson, the nation's leading receiver going in, was held to just two catches for 26 yards.

The Seminoles now have three receivers with six TD catches apiece. Two apiece last night by Smith and Gaydos raised their total to the level already reached by Dawson. Incredibly, Gaydos has caught just 16 passes all season - but six have been for TDs.

Florida State made few of the cruical errors on offense that has plagued it much of the season. No passes intercepted, just one fumble lost. But the Seminoles were socked with 69 yards in penalties; just 20 were stepped off against Tulsa.

John Montgomery, subbing as a punt-returner for the injured David Snell, was a nifty one, getting 68 yards out of four runbacks.

In addition to Bowling, the Hurricanes had a threat in tight end Jim Butler, who pulled in five passes for 58 yards.

Bowling has been a late starter for Tulsa, deciding to offer his help as a punter after fall practice started. The 6-0, 190-pounder, a Tulsa native, volunteered a couple of weeks ago to help out as a runner, too. But this was his first varsity action as a ball-toter.

Claude Gibson, the Tulsa coach, was mightily impressed with Huff. "I've never seen anybody throw the ball that well this season - anywhere," he said.

"I was surprised Florida State could blow us out inside the tackles in the second half," Gibson added, "I think they really hurt us running out of the 'I' in the second half, and cutting back when we over-pursued. Florida State has a fine football team and I had just hoped we could play a little better.

"Bowling ran better than anybody we've had running in a while. He ran hard and cut in well. He got a little tired in the second half."

Jones said he was happy for his team and honored that the Fiesta Bowl had extended its invitation.

"Our running game was the best of the season," Jones added, "Our offensive line really did the job. Magalski and Art Munroe ran well and James Jarrett's blocking was outstanding.

"Now we must look to Pittsburgh next week. An 8-3 season is what we are shooting for."

He said he guessed practice for the Fiesta Bowl would start around Dec. 14.


Ahead by a bare 14-10 at halftime, Florida State cut loose with a late barrage of touchdowns and throttled Tulsa 45-10 here Saturday night. A few minutes later the Seminoles formally accepted a bid to play in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 27.

Gary Huff threw just 20 passes and completed 12 - but four were for touchdowns. With 285 yards for the night, the junior quarterback averaged more than 23 yards per completion.

The outcome left the Seminoles with a 7-3 record, a home game against Pittsburgh next Saturday night still remaining.

Florida State was an accomodating sort prior to the kickoff. The visitors, like the Seminoles, took the field for warmups clad in white jersies. Some mix-up in communication. Since white ones were the only kind Tulsa had brought along, the Seminoles retired to their dressing room and switched to dark ones of garnet.

Tulsa won the coin toss, started at its 22 after the kickoff, drove up to its 48 on a 14-yard pass to Jim Butler and three short runs. Quarterback Todd Starks missed with a couple of more pass tries, and a punt backed the Seminoles to their 17.

Opening with successive quarterback-draw runs, Gary Huff knocked off 20 and five yards, to the 42. But the Seminoles got little more. Duane Carrell punted to the Tulsa 30.

Penalties for offensive pass interference, then holding backed the Oklahomans to the 10. Punting out of the hole, Tulsa gave the Seminoles good field position at its 42.

On third down at the 41, tight end Gary Parris made a hot catch of Huff's pass over the middle, between two defenders, at the 13. Paul Magalski pounded for three. Huff kept, got three more. Barry Smith pulled in Huff's low pass in the end zone for an easy touchdown. Frank Fontes swung his foot and it was 7-0.

An 18-yard pass to Butler, on third down, lifted Tulsa to its 47. But Clint Parker's decking of Johnny White for a 5-yard loss on a sweep blunted the bid. A punt left FSU at its 27. But a poor pitchout to James Jarrett precipitated a fumble that Tulsa's Dick Blanchard claimed at the FSU 35.

With White busting up the middle for 10, the Golden Hurricanes powered to the 20 as the first quarter ended.

Starks, back to pass, found Butler with his long throw at the seven.

Then Tulsa brought in its "secret weapon" - punter Steve Bowling, who never before had run with the ball. He cracked for four yards, then for one, finally scoring from the two. Sam Henry tied it 7-7 with a placement kick.

Magalski's 9-yard burst soon had the Seminoles at their 39. Huff passed 20 yards to Barry Smith at the Tulsa 41. But two more passes failed, and finally Fontes entered to attempt a 56-yard field goal.

Ralph McGill fielded the too-short boot in the end zone, ran it back to the 11. Bowling cracked for nine and 11 yards. An offsides penalty and more Bowling led on to a first down at FSU's 47. There the movement bogged, with Larry Strickland rapping Bowling for a 4-yard loss on a delayed draw.

John Montgomery wheeled 20 yards to the 27 on the punt return, would have gone the route save for a last-man tackle by Jim Morgan, the punter.

After McGill unaccountably dropped a pass just over midfield when he appeared to have an interception well in hand, the Seminoles moved. Huff found Barry Smith with a 39-yard bomb over the middle, first down at the Tulsa 34. Rhett Dawson grabbed an 11-yarder at the 20. Magalski slammed to the 16.

Then tall Kent Gaydos turned defender McGill around on an end-zone pass pattern and pulled in Huff's touchdown toss. Fontes made it 14-7 with 3:07 left in the half.

Drew Pearson's 31-yard kickoff return got Tulsa to its 35. Bowling carried six straight times. He got nine, then three. After losing three, he knocked off 11, two and 10. After an incomplete pass, it was Bowling again, for three and a first down at Florida State's 30 with 22 seconds left.

Starks pass missed, and the clock showed one second remaining.

In came Henry to kick a 47-yard field goal, narrowing the score to 14-10. He had a good wind going for him. It was the longest 3-point boot in Tulsa history.

The Seminoles at this point, had been obliged to punt just once - first time they had the ball. They had cracked out 183 yards, with 121 via air on Huff's six completions in 11 tries. Of Tulsa's 148 yards, 98 were on the ground and Bowling accounted for 70 of those. Starks had hit on just four of 12 passes, and Butler had caught all four.

Smith's 19-yard kickoff return gave the Seminoles a third-quarter start at their 29.

Magalski scooted for five. Huff threw to Dawson for 12. Magalski rammed for eight, to Tulsa's 46, then for six. Jarrett struck for 13 to the 27.

Then Magalski slammed off tackle, cut back to the middle, and raced on into the end zone for six points. Fontes added a point for 21-10.

McGill picked up a Fontes kickoff into the corner, and was slammed down by Eddie McMillan at the eight.

On second down Strickland rapped Bowling for a loss of four, back to the six. Bowling got nothing on third down and Tulsa punted.

Montgomery danced 24 yards on the runback, to the 19, but clipping was called. The Seminoles were set back to the Tulsa 42.

Art Munroe ran for 10. But illegal procedure cost the Seminoles five and it came up fourth down at the 27. Fontes came in and kicked a 44-yard field goal, with Frank Whigham doing a nifty job of handling a poor snap as he set the ball down. That left the Seminoles in front 24-10.

Tulsa probed to its 38, on an 11-yard pass to Pearson, but it was soon punting time again. Montgomery returned it 15 yards to the FSU 43.

Whereupon, the Seminoles further established a running game.

Magalski got five and Jarrett romped for 13 to the Tulsa 39 with a screen pas. Magalski got 16, then five, to the 18. Jarrett rammed to the eight. On second down, Smith, lined up in the backfield, scored from the eight on a wide run behind a Munroe block. Another Fontes point and it was 31-10.

A couple of passes got Tulsa close to the 50 before another punt.

Hit by a staggering run of penalties - two for holding, one for illegal procedure - Florida State got backed to its 10. Carrell's punt out of the hole was short, out of bounds at the 32 as the last quarter started.

Two plays netted just two yards. Then John Lanahan intercepted Starks' pass, ran it back 18 yards to the 36.

On second down, Huff retreated and threw the ball half the length of the field, with Smith taking it in about the Tulsa 15 and scoring easily on the 61-yard play. Fontes kicked for 38-10.

As the Seminoles blitzed on first down, Starks got off a screen pass to Bowling for a 30-yard gain to FSU's 40. Pearson snared a low pass at the 22, and Bowling's running brought a first down at the 12. But when Starks threw again, Robert Ashmore intercepted for the Seminoles at the four.

Frank Whigham replaced Huff at quarterback. The running of Oscar Roberts got the ball out to the 17 before Carrell came on to punt. Another short one, to the 35; the ball appeared to be partially blocked.

Tulsa changed quarterbacks, too. Roland Whitehurst in for Starks. One run and three incompletions later Tulsa yielded the ball at the 31.

With Whigham shaken up on an earlier play, Huff came back in, threw a 52-yarder to Gaydos, down to the Tulsa 17. Three plays later he tossed a 13-yard pass to Gaydos for the touchdown. Fontes made it 45-10 with 7:10 left.

McGill's 26-yard kickoff runback got Tulsa to its 41. But Howard Jacobi's sacking of Whitehurst for a 15-yard loss blotched that. After a punt Frank Deming became the Seminoles' third quarterback of the night.

The rest was not much as Florida State reserves diddled around with a Tulsa team that was losing its fifth straight.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
TULSA
0
10
0
0
10
FLORIDA STATE
7
7
17
14
45

1st   7- 0  Barry Smith, 7, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 5:41 
2nd   7- 7  Opp, 2, run (kick), 13:58
      7- 7  Frank Fontes, 56, field goal failed
     14- 7  Kent Gaydos, 16, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 3:07 
     14-10  Opp, 47, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  21-10  Paul Magalski, 27, run (Frank Fontes, kick), 12:23
     24-10  Frank Fontes, 44, field goal, 8:51 
     31-10  Barry Smith, 8, run (Frank Fontes, kick), 4:08 
4th  38-10  Barry Smith, 61, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 12:52
     45-10  Kent Gaydos, 13, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 7:10 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 16 Rushes-yards 40-231 44- 88 Passing 285 132 Att-Comp-Int 22-12-0 32-9-2 Total Yards 62-516 76-220 Punt Returns 5-84 1-11 Kickoff Returns 2-46 8-152 Interception Ret. 2-13 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 4-26.3 9-38.2 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-0 Penalties-Yds 8-69 2-20 Attendance 20,528 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Paul Magalski 18- 113 Paul Magalski 18- 113 Gary Huff 5- 36 James Jarrett 2- 23 Oscar Roberts 4- 18 Arthur Munroe 4- 16 Frank Deming 3- 11 Barry Smith 1- 8 Brent Norris 3- 6 Receiving Barry Smith 4- 125 Kent Gaydos 3- 80 Gary Parris 2- 39 Rhett Dawson 2- 26 James Jarrett 1- 15 Passing Gary Huff 20-12-0-285 Frank Deming 1- 0-0- 0 Frank Whigham 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return John Montgomery 4- 68 Robert Ashmore 1- 16 Kickoff Return Barry Smith 2- 46 Punting Duane Carrell 4- 105 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Lanahan . . . . . 1- 13 . . . . . . Robert Ashmore . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR   18  Kent Gaydos
QB   19  Gary Huff
TB   31  Paul Magalski
FB   48  James Jarrett
SG   53  Jay Stokes
C    55  Allen Dees
WG   65  J.W. McKinnie
ST   66  Joe Strickler
WT   72  Shane Gibbs
WR   82  Rhett Dawson
TE   84  Gary Parris
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV  24  John Lanahan
LC   26  J.T. Thomas
SAF  28  Robert Ashmore
RC   40  Eddie McMillan
WLB  50  Dan Whitehurst
MLB  59  Larry Strickland
SLB  60  Clint Parker
LT   70  Bill Henson
RT   75  Richard Amman
RE   80  Charlie Hunt
LE   85  Bill Shaw
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 1  Frank Fontes
 3  Duane Carrell
12  Frank Whigham
14  Frank Deming
20  David Snell
22  Barry Smith
27  Arthur Munroe
30  Brent Norris
32  Ed Davis
35  Randy Shively
38  Buzzy Lewis
42  Ron Ratliff
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  John Montgomery
44  Buddy Gridley
49  Guy Glisson
57  Steve Bratton
61  Phil Arnold
62  David Miles
69  Bobby Anderson
73  Dan Daniels
77  Roger Minor
79  Howard Jacobi
86  Mike Glass
89  Kent Corral

FLORIDA STATE 31, PITTSBURGH 13

11/27/1971, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 11/28/1971, page 1D, by Bill McGrotha

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Gary Huff took a few warmup pitches here Saturday night - one of which gave Pittsburgh a quick 7-0 lead - and then settled down to throw three touchdown passes as Florida State's football team tripped Pittsburgh 31-13.

The nation's total-offense leader going into this final game of the regular season, Huff completed 17 of 26 passes for 261 yards. Those payoff passes were his 21st, 22nd and 23rd of his junior year.

After the Seminoles got going in the second quarter for a 24-7 lead, it was easy - and it wasn't.

Held to 89 yards of offense in that first half, Pitt finished the game with 383, marching up and down the field after intermission but scored just one more time.

With Paul Magalski running 19 times for 104 yards - the second straight game in which the senior halfback topped 100 - the Seminoles netted 403 yards overall.

Bill Adams, a defensive back, streaked 42 yards for a touchdown after intercepting a too-high Huff pass on the third play of the game. Huff threw three or four more errant ones - another of which Pitt intercepted in that first quarter.

But with the start of the second quarter the Seminoles moved.

A Campbell Stadium crowd of 19,292 finally had somthing to cheer on this cool, dry night as Huff, on the Seminoles' first play of that quarter, connected with Kent Gaydos on a 52-yard play that tied it 7-7. David Snell had given the Seminoles a lift moments earlier with a 29-yard punt return to the FSU 48.

Next time the Seminoles got the ball they drove 64 yards quickly, James Jarrett scored on a 26-yard run, dashing inside on a pitchout.

When defensive end Bill Shaw racked Pitt quarterback Dave Havern for an 18-yard loss back to his five, the Panthers had to punt. Four plays later Huff passed to Gary Parris, who scored on a 23-yard play.

With time running out in the half Frank Fontes kicked a 41-yard field goal for a 24-7 lead.

A James Thomas interception gave the Seminoles a down-close opportunity in the third quarter, and they stretched their lead to 31-7 on Huff's 7-yard toss to Rhett Dawson.

Pitt came to life then, knocked off 77 yards en route to a TD that came on Havern's 26-yard pass to Steve Moyer.

Dawson pulled in seven of Huff's 17 completions for 103 yards. Parris and Jarrett caught three apiece.

Pitt had a hot receiver in big tight end Joel Klimek, who caught four for 68 yards. Moyer also pulled in four, for 52, as Havern hit on 12 of 23 throws for 162 yards.

The Panthers had tough running from several backs as they got 221 yards on the ground. Clair Wilson got 58 yards in 13 tries, Bill Engler 50 in 11.

In the early going it was much a game of mistakes. Of 181 yards in penalties against the two teams 161 came in the first half. Overall Pitt was taxed 94 yards, Florida State 87.

Pitt Coach Carl DePasqua charged that "the officiating took the game away from the boys."

He lamented the fact his team couldn't get the ball across on its last-half drives, but stretched a point when he said, "We might have won the game if we had went in when we got down there."

His quarterback, Havern, went out late in the game but the coach said he merely had the wind knocked out of him.

Save for those two first quarter interceptions, the Seminoles had no turnovers. Florida State swiped two Pitt passes, recovered a fumble that stymied a Panthers' threat at the FSU two in the last half.

What Pitt did was control the football to a surprising degree. The Panthers got off 82 plays, the Semioles just 56. But the outcome boosted Florida State to an 8-3 finish, while Pitt ended 3-8.

"I'm glad we got that one over with," said FSU's Larry Jones as he completed his first full season as head coach. "Pitt is a big strong team...They wouldn't quit."

Jones acknowledged his team was "banged up" going in. Linebacker Clint Parker was out of action with a knee injury, and defensive end Charlie Hunt was playing with a bad back.

FSU's offensive line gave Huff flawless protection for his passes. Shaw appeared to be a leader on defense, and Buddy Gridley was in on several big plays.

"Pitt was better," said Jones, "than most people thought they were. When you play folks like Notre Dame, Penn State and Oklahoma you're going to take some lickings.

"I'm happy and thankful for an 8-3 season."

The Seminoles rest a couple of weeks before starting preparation for their Dec. 27 date against Arizona State in the Fiesta Bowl.


Down 7-0 after the third play of the game, Florida State's football team stayed with the throwing arm of Gary Huff and cut out a 31-13 victory here Saturday night over a Pittsburgh team that battled hard to make a game of it - and did.

Two touchdown passes by Huff in the second quarter, plus another in the third, keyed the Seminole's eighth victory in 11 games. Kent Gaydos pulled in a 53-yarder and Rhett Dawson a 7-yarder.

James Jarrett scored on a 23-yard run for the Seminoles and Frank Fontes kicked a 41-yard field goal.

Florida State was up first on offense, winning the coin toss, choosing to receive. The kickoff bounced into the end zone and the Seminoles started at the 20.

Paul Magalski ran outside tackle for eight yards, then inside for seven more and a first down at the 35.

Then Gary Huff threw his first pass. Too high - over the head of Rhett Dawson - and defensive back Bill Adams picked it off easily, turned and scooted down the sidelines 42 yards to a touchdown. Eric Knisley kicked the point.

Suddenly, with the game barely more than a minute old, Florida State trailed 7-0.

Barry Smith got 23 yards on the return of the ensuing kickoff to the 38. But Magalski got little in two cracks and another Huff pass narrowly escaped the fate of the first - in, then out of the defender's hands. Pitt was using five defensive backs in obvious pass situations.

Duane Carrell's punt was neat, backing Pitt to its 15.

Strong running by Clair Wilson led to the 40. Dave Havern passed to Joel Klimek for 10 yards, then the quarterback ran wide for 12 more, to the FSU 38.

But two more runs were short, and Havern's pass to Steve Moyer, racing into the end zone, was a tad long. Knisley's try for a 50-yard field goal was more than a tad short.

The Seminoles started anew at their 20. Smith drew a pass-interference call for a first down at the 34. Magalski popped through for 15. After a delay penalty, Huff completed his first pass - to Smith for 23 yards at the 31.

Illegal procedure cost the Seminoles five. Two runs got six back. On third down Huff's errant pass was intercepted by linebacker George Feher. An assessment of 15 for unsportsmanlike conduct on top of that gave Pitt the ball at its 45.

The defense gave nothing. A Pitt punt gave the Seminoles another turn at their 26.

Huff still couldn't connect and Carrell's punt, coupled with a clipping call, backed the Panthers to their 26.

Pitt pushed to the 40 before punting just before the second half started.

David Snell cuddled the ball at the 20, then stepped wide before straightening out on a 27-yard runback to FSU's 47.

Immediately Huff threw - deep to Kent Gaydos, who had a step or so on a defender, took the ball at about the 30 and raced into the end zone. Fontes' point kick after the 53-yard play tied it 7-7.

Three plays, between the 25 and the 28, and Pitt punted again, this time to FSU's 36.

Jarrett caught a 7-yard pass, and Magalski got a first down at the 48. Two plays later Gary Parris pulled in a 25-yard pass at the 26.

Then Jarrett took a short pitchout, found a gaping hole and romped 26 yards to a touchdown. Fontes made it 14-7.

Soon, a 16-yard run by Paul Felinczak, plus a 15-yard penalty, had Pitt at FSU's 34. But holding two plays later knocked Pitt back to the 45. Then another punt, out of bounds on the 24.

Magalski's 8-yard run and another call against Pitt for holding, lifted Florida State to their 42. Then an exchange of penalties, following Huff's 7-yard run, moved the Seminoles on to Pitt's 42. Then on to Pitt's 29. Handerchiefs were falling on nearly every play now, and Florida State immediately was set back to the 46 for holding. On the draw, Magalski slipped through to the 34. Gaydos caught a 6-yard pass. On fourth down Fontes was wide with a try for three points from 45-yards range.

With 2:58 left in the half and Bill Shaw sprinted in and nailed Havern for an 18-yard loss on third down - back to the Pitt five. The Seminoles put on a 10-man rush, but John Hornish got off a punt - to the 50.

Four plays - four passes - and a touchdown. Smith caught the first for 10. The second missed. Dawson pulled in the third at the 23. Parris was Huff's choice on the TD throw from that point, with the tight end taking in the ball at the 10 and struggling across the goal. Fontes kicked for 21-7.

The Seminoles forced another punt, got the ball at their 20 with 28 seconds left. It was enough. Huff passed to Dawson at the 50, then to Dawson at the 25 with nine seconds to go. Fontes kicked a 41-yard field goal for 24-7 as time ran out.

With that one, Fontes broke the school record for total number of kicking points in a season - bringing his sum for 1971 to 68. It was his own record he broke.

Huff, after that faulty start, had by this time completed 11 of 18 throws for 221 yards. The Seminoles had another 108 running.

Pitt drove 73 yards from the second-half kickoff to down deep frustration.

A tricky counter run by John Mossgot got 16 to the Pitt 42. Soon Havern uncorked a 29-yard pass, with Klimek making a dazzling catch at the FSU 26. Wilson carried three straight times, to the 11. But with Shaw leading a stand, it came to fourth and five at the 10. Havern passed to Moyer for a first down at the three. On second down, Wilson fumbled as he cracked into the line - and Shaw recovered for the Seminoles at the two.

Magalski's 21-yard run got the Seminoles out of the hole. But Carrell soon punted, to Pitt's 16. Third down in that area and James Thomas intercepted a Havern pass, ran it back to the seven.

Huff cooly lobbed a short pass to Dawson for six points and Fontes brought the score to 31-7.

Havern's passes carried the Panthers on a 77-yard payoff drive. Big one was a third down throw for 19 yards to Les Block at the Pitt 46. After running gains of 10. Klimek caught a 16-yard throw at the 28.

Two plays later Havern tossed a 26-yarder to Moyer in the end zone for the TD.

A passing try for two points was broken up by Guy Glisson, leaving it 31-13.

Smith raced 47 yards with the Pitt kickoff, down to the Panthers' 42.

But offensive pass interference cost FSU many, back to its 43. Two short passes gained the Pitt 46 before Carrell punted to the 10.

As the fourth quarter opened Pitt was marching again, down to Florida State's 30. But Buddy Gridley intercepted a third-down pass at the 15, brought it back up to the 33.

Magalski's running and a couple of short passes to Dawson led to Pitt's 36. On fourth down Fontes missed an attempt at a field goal from 53 yards out.

Again Pitt marched. A 20-yard pickup on a screen pass to Moss gained FSU's 37. Chatman and Bill Englert's running cut out a first down at the 15.

But Havern was hurt and left the game as Thomas broke up his first-down pass. In came Rod Huth, a 6-2, 220-pounder playing his first game at quarterback. On successive plays Charlie Hunt tackled Huth, then Englert for no gains as the Seminoles held, taking over at the 13 with 1:21 left.

Sub quarterback Frank Deming came in to hand off as the Seminoles let the clock and the regular season run out.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
PITTSBURGH
7
0
6
0
13
FLORIDA STATE
0
24
7
0
31

1st   0- 7  Opp, 42, interception return (kick), 13:49
      0- 7  Opp, 50, field goal failed, 6:51 
2nd   7- 7  Kent Gaydos, 52, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 13:45
     14- 7  James Jarrett, 26, run (Frank Fontes, kick), 10:00
     14- 7  Frank Fontes, 45, field goal failed, 4:29 
     21- 7  Gary Parris, 23, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 2:03 
     24- 7  Frank Fontes, 41, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  31- 7  Rhett Dawson, 7, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 5:42 
     31-13  Opp, 26, pass (pass failed), 1:41 
4th  31-13  Frank Fontes, 53, field goal failed, 5:54 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 24 Rushes-yards 30-140 57-221 Passing 261 162 Att-Comp-Int 26-17-2 25-12-2 Total Yards 56-401 82-383 Punt Returns 3-35 4-2 Kickoff Returns 2-70 5-85 Interception Ret. 2-38 2-52 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 4-40.3 6-36.8 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 7-87 7-94 Attendance 19,292 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Paul Magalski 19- 104 James Jarrett 4- 33 Gary Huff 1- 7 Arthur Munroe 3- 3 Brent Norris 1- 0 Oscar Roberts 1- 0 Frank Deming 1- -7 Receiving Rhett Dawson 7- 103 Kent Gaydos 2- 57 Gary Parris 3- 51 Barry Smith 2- 33 James Jarrett 3- 17 Passing Gary Huff 26-17-2-261 Punt Return David Snell 2- 26 John Montgomery 1- 9 Kickoff Return Barry Smith 2- 70 Punting Duane Carrell 4- 161 |---------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- 20 . . . . . . Buddy Gridley . . . . . 1- 18 . . . . . . Bill Shaw . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR   18  Kent Gaydos
QB   19  Gary Huff
TB   31  Paul Magalski
FB   48  James Jarrett
C    55  Allen Dees
SG   61  Phil Arnold
WG   65  J.W. McKinnie
ST   66  Joe Strickler
WT   71  Mike Glass
WR   82  Rhett Dawson
TE   84  Gary Parris
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV  24  John Lanahan
LC   26  J.T. Thomas
SAF  28  Robert Ashmore
RC   40  Eddie McMillan
WLB  50  Dan Whitehurst
MLB  59  Larry Strickland
SLB  60  Clint Parker
LT   70  Bill Henson
RT   75  Richard Amman
RE   80  Charlie Hunt
LE   85  Bill Shaw
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Frank Fontes
 3  Duane Carrell
12  Frank Whigham
14  Frank Deming
20  David Snell
22  Barry Smith
27  Arthur Munroe
30  Brent Norris
32  Ed Davis
35  Randy Shively
37  Oscar Roberts
38  Buzzy Lewis
42  Ron Ratliff
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  John Montgomery
44  Buddy Gridley
49  Guy Glisson
53  Jay Stokes
57  Steve Bratton
62  David Miles
69  Bobby Anderson
72  Shane Gibbs
73  Dan Daniels
77  Roger Minor
79  Howard Jacobi
89  Kent Corral

ARIZONA STATE 45, FLORIDA STATE 38

12/27/1971, TEMPE, AZ, Fiesta Bowl, Tempe, Az

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, 12/28/1971, page 17, by Bill McGrotha

TEMPE, AZ - For a couple of days before the game, maybe longer, Florida State's proud, closely-knit defensive unit had something in mind.

Their objective would be not only to beat Arizona State in the inaugural Fiesta Bowl - but also to shut out the heralded, high-scoring Sun Devils.

It was a noble objective, if also perhaps an impossible dream.

As the Seminoles fell to Arizona State 45-38 on a pleasant, sunshiny afternoon, as Gary Huff threw the football like few others ever had under such pressure, as Rhett Dawson caught three touchdown passes, the defense got boxed in by circumstances, some mistakes - and, of course, the phenomenal speed and ability of the victors.

It was an incredible game, if some tainted by officiating calls that often appeared questionable ones.

But the Seminoles, you may bet, would have won this one despite all - except for the way things bounced in the third quarter.

What happened in that quarter was Arizona State controlled the ball for more than 10 of the 15 minutes. Very probably Florida State's tough defenders were worn out in the process.

The Seminoles managed only 12 plays from scrimmage in that telling quarter.

A-State received the kickoff to start it. But the Seminoles took the ball away from the Sun Devils at the home team's 48. End Bill Shaw slammed quarterback Danny White - a good one - for a 9-yard loss, forced a fumble that tackle Richard Amman recovered.

Hit by an illegal-procedure penalty, the offense couldn't move. A punt followed. A-State drove 80 yards to a field goal that narrowed FSU's 28-21 halftime lead to 28-24.

Florida State couldn't get beyond its 31, got backed to its 17 when Junior Ah You, the enemy's superb defensive end, blitzed and dropped Huff for a loss of 14. Another punt, and A-State had field position at FSU's 47.

The defense reared up, took the ball away from A-State on downs at the 32.

Two plays later Windlan Hall intercepted a Huff pass to put A-State at FSU's 45. The Sun Devils drove to a touchdown that put them ahead 31-28, helped no end by a third down roughing call on cornerback Eddie McMillan after he had dropped swift Steve Holden for a 17-yard loss on a reverse.

"Our main concern in the second half," said A-State Coach Frank Kush after his team won its 30th game in its last 33 starts, "was to control the football on the ground and not make mistakes."

His Devils did that.

A crowd of 51,089 plus a national-television audience, witnessed a thriller that was tied 7-7, 21-21, 31-31 and 38-38.

A-State won it with 34 seconds remaining when soph running sensation Woody Green capped a 58-yard drive with a 1-yard scoring plunge.

Green, who got 101 yards in 24 carries, scored three times during the afternoon.

But the brilliance of Huff was the bigger part of this big show. The junior quarterback hit 25 of 46 passes for 347 yards and two touchdowns.

Dawson and Barry Smith caught eight apiece, the former for 108 yards, the latter for 143. And Kent Gaydos, who caught five passes for 101 yards, also threw one for 14 and a touchdown - to Dawson.

Teamwise, statistically, it was about as even as the score indicates. The Seminoles got 433 yards on the attack, with just 72 running. A-State totalled 450, with 200 of that running.

A-State lost two fumbles, FSU none - but the Sun Devils intercepted two passes, FSU none.

But penalties were something else. Florida State got taxed 91 yards, A-State just 37.

Here's how it went:

Florida State took the opening kickoff, drove to midfield on Paul Magalski's running, and punted.

A-State marched 82 yards to a touchdown. White passing 21 yards to a wide-open Cal Demory for the touchdown. One key was a second-down penalty for a face-mask grab at the 17.

The Seminoles came right back as Smith raced 49 yards on the kick return to A-State's 36. Huff threw 29 yards to Smith at the seven. Three plays later Magalski scored from the one.

A-State pushed to FSU's 45, here Green fumbled and John Montgomery recovered for the Seminoles.

With James Jarrett getting nine, 14 and seven yards on a statue-of-liberty play, a draw amd a tackle run, the Seminoles cut out a first down at the 16. Frank Fontes, on fourth down, kicked a 30-yard field goal for a 10-7 FSU lead.

Early in the second quarter the Devils capped a 53-yard movement with Green's 1-yard touchdown smash and took a 14-10 lead. A pass-interference call in the end zone, against Eddie McMillan and John Lanahan, had put the ball at the one on a third-down play.

Fontes kicked a 25-yard field goal to narrow the score to 14-13. A 61-yard punt by Duane Carrell had backed A-State into a hole at it's eight, and the defense kept the pressure on - forcing a punt that paved the three pointer.

Then Florida State knocked off 63 yards quickly. Huff's 29-yard pass to Smith put the ball on the 14. Then Huff pitched out to Gaydos, who floated wide, then threw to Dawson in the end zone for a touchdown. Dawson followed with a 2-point catch of a Huff pass, putting the Seminoles in front 21-14.

With 2:14 left in the half, Mike Culpepper intercepted a deep-down Huff pass at the A-State seven.

The Devils moved the ball to midfield. Then, with 49 seconds showing on the clock, White called an audible on a long count at the line of scrimmage, then found Holden wide open for a 55-yard scoring pass. That tied it 21-21.

But wait.

The Seminoles started at their 29 after the kick. Jarrett ran for 15. Then Huff threw to Gaydos who knocked off 46 yards to the 10. Two plays later he passed to Dawson for the touchdown that shot the Seminoles back in front 28-21 with 11 seconds left in the half.

Then came that third quarter and a 34-yard field goal by Don Ekstrand, a 12-yard touchdown run by Green, making it 31-28.

Florida State drove 75 yards to a tying field goal, by Fontes from 42-yard range, in the early minutes of the last quarter.

A swap of punts. Then another swap of punts.

That last one was cuddled by Holden, who suddenly broke on a 68-yard scoring run, making it 38-31.

The Seminoles retaliated immediately. Smith's kick return put Florida State at its 36. Huff passed to Gaydos for 29 at A-State's 35. Three plays later he threw to Dawson, who made a spectacular scoring catch between two end-zone defenders. It was 38-38 with 4:44 left.

A-State ate up the time with a run-dominated drive of 58 yards to a touchdown. On third and eight at FSU's 33, White hit Joe Petty with a first-down pass at the 22.

Green broke a tackle as he hit the middle, scrambled on to the three. An offsides against FSU moved the ball close to the one. Green popped over for that winning touchdown.

Huff had time for four more passes, but the Seminoles ran out of heroics and time.

Huff was heralded as the game's most valuable back. Ah You the most valuable lineman - each winning by a large margin of pressbox votes.

Arizona State yeilded the most points to an opponent in a single game since 1954. The Sun Devils finished 11-1, the Seminoles 8-4.

For Florida State players, who flew back into Tallahassee tonight around 9 o'clock, next action comes Sept. 9 at Pittsburgh.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
10
18
0
10
38
ARIZONA STATE
7
14
10
14
45

1st   0- 7  Opp, 21, pass (kick)
      7- 7  Paul Magalski, 1, run (Frank Fontes, kick)
     10- 7  Frank Fontes, 30, field goal
2nd  10-14  Opp, 1, run (kick)
     13-14  Frank Fontes, 25, field goal
     21-14  Rhett Dawson, 14, pass from Kent Gaydos (Rhett Dawson, pass from Gary Huff)
     21-21  Opp, 55, pass (kick), 0:49 
     28-21  Rhett Dawson, 10, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 0:11 
3rd  28-24  Opp, 34, field goal
     28-31  Opp, 1, pass (kick)
4th  31-31  Frank Fontes, 42, field goal
     31-38  Opp, 68, punt return/blocked punt (kick)
     38-38  Rhett Dawson, 25, pass from Gary Huff (Frank Fontes, kick), 4:44 
     38-45  Opp, 2, run (kick), 0:34 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 26 Rushes-yards 34- 72 56-200 Passing 361 250 Att-Comp-Int 47-26-2 30-15-0 Total Yards 81-433 86-450 Punt Returns 2-16 4-107 Kickoff Returns 8-184 8-131 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 7-42.0 6-37.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 5-2 Penalties-Yds 8-91 4-37 Attendance 51,089 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing James Jarrett 8- 48 Paul Magalski 17- 42 Barry Smith 1- 13 Arthur Munroe 5- 8 Gary Huff 3- -39 Receiving Barry Smith 8- 143 Rhett Dawson 8- 108 Kent Gaydos 5- 101 Paul Magalski 1- 9 Gary Parris 1- 7 James Jarrett 2- 6 Arthur Munroe 1- -13 Passing Gary Huff 46-25-2-347 Kent Gaydos 1- 1-0- 14 Punt Return David Snell 2- 16 Kickoff Return Barry Smith 5- 143 Buzzy Lewis 3- 41 Punting Duane Carrell 7- 294 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Montgomery . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Bill Shaw . . . . . . . . . 1 . . Richard Amman . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FL   18  Kent Gaydos
QB   19  Gary Huff
TB   31  Paul Magalski
FB   48  James Jarrett
C    55  Allen Dees
SG   61  Phil Arnold
WG   65  J.W. McKinnie
WT   71  Mike Glass
ST   72  Shane Gibbs
SE   82  Rhett Dawson
TE   84  Gary Parris
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV  24  John Lanahan
LCB  26  J.T. Thomas
RCB  40  Eddie McMillan
SAF  43  John Montgomery
WLB  50  Dan Whitehurst
MLB  59  Larry Strickland
SLB  60  Clint Parker
LT   70  Bill Henson
RT   75  Richard Amman
RE   80  Charlie Hunt
LE   85  Bill Shaw
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Frank Fontes
 3  Duane Carrell
14  Frank Deming
20  David Snell
22  Barry Smith
27  Arthur Munroe
30  Brent Norris
32  Ed Davis
35  Randy Shively
38  Buzzy Lewis
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  Ron Ratliff
44  Buddy Gridley
49  Guy Glisson
53  Jay Stokes
57  Steve Bratton
62  David Miles
69  Bobby Anderson
77  Roger Minor
79  Howard Jacobi
89  Kent Corral