Florida State Football - 1978 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1978 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bobby Bowden, Head Coach
Jerry Bruner, Offensive Line
Jim Gladden, Defensive Ends
George Haffner, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks
Bob Harbison, Offensive Line
George Henshaw, Defensive Line
Nick Kish, Running Backs
Gene McDowell, Linebackers
Kent Schoolfield, Receivers
Billy Sexton, Graduate Assistant
Jack Stanton, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs

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1978 FSU Football Press Guide

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1978 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 1978 FSU Football Press Guide, page 20.

Lee Adams, 6-4, 230, OG-TE, Ruskin - Although the coaching staff figures to use him at offensive guard this fall, he could also wind up at tight end if a depth problem develops in that area...this will be the first fall he is eligible to play for the Seminoles after transferring from Georgia Tech where at the end of his first spring practice he was listed as a starting offensive guard...at East Bay High School he was a first tem all-state defensive end in both junior and senior seasons...a marketing major...born October 23, 1957...parents: Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Adams.

Willie Andrusko, 6-5, 227, C, Atlanta, GA

Keith Baker, 6-0, 195, LB, Delray Beach

Kelly Burney, 5-8, 184, TB, Miami

Rick Chaney, 6-3, 235, DT, Waycross, GA

Sam Childers, 6-2, 195, TE, Tallahassee

Danny Collier, 6-4, 250, OT, Eau Gallie

Jarvis Coursey, 6-5, 195, DE, Gray, GA

John Diamantas, 6-3, 230, DT, Merritt Island

David Ellis, 6-3, 235, OT, Paisley

Charles Ferguson, 5-11, 199, LB, Delray Beach

Willie Flowers, 5-11, 175, DB, Miami - Comes to Florida State after earning first team Junior College All-American honors last year at Arizona Western...did not have a good spring with Seminoles, but coaches still hope he can contribute in fall..,a physical education major...born March 24, 1957...parents: Mr. and Mrs. William Flowers.

Garry Futch, 6-3, 220, DE, Ocala

James Gilbert, 6-2, 235, FB, Miami

Ozzie Harrell, 5-11, 180, DB, Miami - One of three players on fall roster who entered FSU last winter via the junior college route...in team "Superstars" competition, Ozzie was the winner...although he did not win any of the 10 events, Ozzie was second in running the stadium steps and never finished lower than 30th in any event among the 76 competitors...described by defensive coordinator Jack Stanton as "a very conscientious player who came on strong in last two weeks of spring practice"...a management major...born January 4, 1958...parents: Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Harrell.

James Harris, 6-0, 170, DB, Gainesville

Gary Henry, 6-1, 185, DB, Orlando

Ron Hester, 6-2, 205, TE, Umatilla

Tim Koehnemann, 5-11, 170, DB, Champaign, IL - One of three junior college defensive backs who joined the Seminoles in time for spring practice...injured most of the spring so coaches did not have the opportunity to make a good evaluation...when he did practice it was at a cornerback slot but his position appears to be weak safety...a hotel and restaurant management major...born September 15, 1958...parents: Anthony and Shirley Koehnemann.

Dave Maglich, 6-2, 210, DE, Sarasota - Started football career at Princeton in '75...was a starter for the Tiger freshman team at linebacker...coaches hope he can be a backup to both Scott Warren and Willie Jones at end...a marine biology major...born April 8, 1957...parents: Richard and Roseann Maglich.

Scott McLean, 6-4, 218, DT, Clermont

Bob Merson, 6-3, 238, OG, Seminole

Milton Raysor, 6-4, 190, WR, Pompano Beach

Scott Redditt, 5-11, 195, DT, Altamonte Springs

Eric Ryan, 6-4, 255, OG, Sarasota

Mark Sims, 6-3, 228, DT, Bonifay

Rohn Stark, 6-3, 195, P, Fifty Lakes, MN - Went through spring ball with Seminoles after leaving Air Force Academy Prep School...performance in spring was good enough that he has number one punting chores starting fall...lettered with the Seminole track team during spring as a decathalon participant...would like to compete in 1980 Moscow Olympics...one of just two married players on squad...father is a commercial pilot...a physics major...born May 4, 1959...parents: Donald and Dorothy Stark.

Lawrence Strainge, 6-1, 176, WR, Delray Beach

Wade Wallace, 5-10, 190, FB, Birmingham, AL - Spent his time last season with the scout squad...coaches hoping he can help provide depth this season at fullback slot...one of two married players...a government major...born August 19, 1954...parents: Mr. and Mrs. Wade Wallace.

Michael Whiting, 6-2, 195, RB, Largo

Phil Williams, 5-10, 168, WR, Warner Robins, GA - Has yet to play a down, but has participated in two spring practices...will be a walk-on again in fall, but has the opportunity to earn a scholarship if he performs well...listed as a second team wide receiver...father is a Methodist minister...undecided on college major...born August 25, 1959...father: Rev. Ben F. Williams.

Tommy Young, 6-0, 195, RB, Lake City


1978 Roster - By Name

From the 1978 FSU Football Press Guide, page 36.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 63 Lee Adams             OG-TE   6-4   230  So        Ruskin (East Bay/Georgia Tech)
  52 Willie Andrusko       C       6-5   227  Fr        Atlanta, GA (North Springs)
  57 Keith Baker           LB      6-0   195  Fr        Delray Beach (Atlantic)
  65 Trent Barnes          OG      6-4   230  So        Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 42 Monk Bonasorte        DB      6-1   177  So   *    Pittsburgh, PA (Bishop Boyle)
  75 Tom Brannon           OT      6-3   240  So        Albany, GA (Riverview Academy)
  61 Brent Brock           OG      6-4   235  So-R      Albany, GA (Albany)
  37 Vince Bruner          DB      6-0   190  Fr        Fort Walton Beach
  38 Kelly Burney          TB      5-8   184  Fr        Miami (Jackson)
* 21 Bobby Butler          CB      5-11  185  So   *    Delray Beach (Atlantic)
* 17 Bill Capece           PK      5-11  190  So   *    Miami (Chaminade)
*  1 Dave Cappelen         PK      5-9   140  Jr   **   Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
* 76 Walter Carter         DT      6-4   240  Jr   **   Richmond, VA (Walker)
     Rick Chaney           DT      6-3   235  Fr        Waycross, GA (Waycross)
* 31 Gator Cherry          FB      6-0   205  Jr-R *    Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 84 Sam Childers          TE      6-2   195  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
  52 Bryan Cobb            LB      6-3   200  So        Glennville, GA (Glennville)
     Mike Coleman          OT      6-4   235  So        Savannah, GA (Savannah Country Day)
  73 Danny Collier         OT      6-4   250  Fr        Eau Gallie (Eau Gallie)
* 64 Jarvis Coursey        DE      6-5   195  Fr        Gray, GA (Jonesco Academy)
  56 Joe Demarest          LB      6-2   205  So        Tampa (Jefferson)
  41 Everett DeVeaux       RB      5-9   180  So        Cocoa (Rockledge)
     John Diamantas        DT      6-3   230  Fr        Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
     David Ellis           OT      6-3   235  Fr        Paisley (Umatilla)
* 62 Charles Ferguson      LB      5-11  199  Fr        Delray Beach (Boca Raton)
  68 Jeff Field            TE      6-1   225  So        Albany, GA (Westover)
* 23 Jackie Flowers        WR      6-2   195  Jr   **   Jacksonville (Raines)
  26 Willie Flowers        DB      5-11  175  Jr        Miami (Boca Raton)
  79 Garry Futch           DE      6-3   220  Fr        Ocala (Forest)
* 70 Greg Futch            OT      6-3   245  So-R *    Ocala (Forest)
     George Gavalas                5-9   160  Jr-R      Tallahassee (Rickards)
* 51 James Gilbert         FB      6-2   235  Fr        Miami (Carol City)
* 69 Mike Good             OG      6-2   230  Jr   **   Sanford (Seminole)
* 43 Hector Gray           DB      6-1   190  Jr-R      Miami (Miami Springs)
* 49 David Hanks           LB      6-2   215  Sr-R *    West Palm Beach (Edgewater)
  40 Ozzie Harrell         DB      5-11  180  Jr        Miami (South Miami)
  33 James Harris          DB      6-0   170  Fr        Gainesville (Buchholz)
* 78 Nat Henderson         OT      6-5   258  Sr-R *    Albany, GA (Albany)
* 40 Gary Henry            DB      6-1   185  Fr        Orlando (Oak Ridge)
* 39 Reggie Herring        DB      6-2   195  So        Titusville (Astronaut)
  83 Ron Hester            TE      6-2   205  So        Umatilla (Umatilla)
* 46 Ivory Joe Hunter      DB      5-11  180  Sr   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 22 Homes Johnson         RB      5-10  180  So        Lake Hamilton (Haines City)
* 91 Carlton Jones         DT      6-1   230  So-R      Fitzgerald, GA (Irwin County)
* 28 Keith Jones           DB      5-11  185  So        Wildwood (Wildwood)
* 88 Willie Jones          DE      6-4   225  Sr   ***  Homestead (South Dade)
* 15 Jimmy Jordan          QB      6-1   185  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Leon)
* 86 Bill Keck             TE      6-4   220  So        Newark, OH (Newark)
* 30 Keith Kennedy         RB      5-10  180  Jr-R      Red Bay, AL (Red Bay)
* 24 Mike Kincaid          DB      6-0   180  Sr-R **   Waukegan, IL (Waukegan)
* 85 Grady King            TE      6-4   205  Jr   *    Satellite Beach (Satellite)
  47 Tim Koehnemann        DB      5-11  170  Jr        Champaign, IL (Mosley)
* 72 Ken Lanier            OT      6-4   260  So   *    Columbus, OH (Marion Franklin)
* 48 Mark Lyles            FB      6-4   232  Jr   **   Buffalo, NY (Cleveland)
* 67 Mark Macek            DT      6-2   235  So   *    Wyandotte, MI (Roosevelt)
* 58 John Madden           C       6-2   218  So        Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
     Dave Maglich          DE      6-2   210  Jr        Sarasota (Riverview/Princeton)
* 60 Scott McLean          DT      6-4   218  Fr        Clermont (Clermont)
     Bob Merson            OG      6-3   238  Fr        Seminole (Seminole)
* 77 Jeremy Mindlin        DT      6-3   230  Jr-R      Miami (South Miami)
* 53 Paul Piurowski        LB      6-3   205  So   *    Sarasota (Sarasota)
* 29 Sam Platt             RB      5-11  176  So        Jacksonville (Wolfson)
* 32 Greg Ramsey           RB      5-10  170  Jr-R *    Fort Lauderdale (Dothan)
  89 Milton Raysor         WR      6-4   190  Fr        Pompano Beach (Ely)
     Scott Redditt         DT      5-11  195  Fr        Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley)
* 90 Edenbur Richardson    DE      6-3   206  Jr   *    Crystal River (Crystal River)
  52 Dmitri Rigas          NG      6-2   210  So        Augusta, GA (Glenn Hills)
  79 Eric Ryan             OG      6-4   255  Fr        Sarasota (Sarasota)
  36 Chip Sanders          RB      5-10  188  Sr        Macon, GA (Southwest)
* 54 Arthur Scott          LB      6-2   222  So-R      Tampa (Brandon)
* 50 Ron Simmons           NG      6-1   220  So   *    Warner Robins, GA (Warner Robins)
* 35 Ernie Sims            RB      6-1   190  So   *    Tampa (Jefferson)
  79 Mark Sims             DT      6-3   228  Fr        Bonifay (Holmes County)
  68 Abe Smith             DT      6-1   235  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (Godby)
*  7 Mike Smith            DB      5-11  185  So        Panama City (Bay)
*  3 Rohn Stark            P       6-3   195  Fr        Fifty Lakes, MN (Pine River)
  66 Mike Stewart          LB      6-0   200  Jr   *    Hazlehurst, GA (Jeff Davis)
  11 Rick Stockstill       QB      6-1   182  So        Fernandina Beach (Fernandina Beach)
  82 Lawrence Strainge     WR      6-1   176  Fr        Delray Beach (Boca Raton)
  84 Robert Thompson       DE      6-1   225  So-R      Saint Petersburg (Tampa Catholic)
* 19 Kurt Unglaub          WR      5-11  175  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Leon)
  77 Barry Voltapetti      OT      6-5   225  So        Miami (Chaminade)
* 26 Wade Wallace          FB      5-10  190  Jr        Birmingham, AL (Tarrant)
* 80 Scott Warren          DE      6-3   210  Jr   **   Titusville (Astronaut)
* 55 Gil Wesley            C       6-1   210  Jr   *    Birmingham, AL (Woodlawn)
* 27 Michael Whiting       RB      6-2   195  Fr        Largo (Largo)
* 87 Phil Williams         WR      5-10  168  So        Warner Robins, GA (Warner Robins)
* 12 Wally Woodham         QB      5-11  182  Jr-R *    Tallahassee (Leon)
     Tommy Young           RB      6-0   195  Fr        Lake City (Columbia)

1978 Roster - By Number

From the 1978 FSU Football Press Guide, page 36.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Rick Chaney           DT      6-3   235  Fr        Waycross, GA (Waycross)
     Mike Coleman          OT      6-4   235  So        Savannah, GA (Savannah Country Day)
     John Diamantas        DT      6-3   230  Fr        Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
     David Ellis           OT      6-3   235  Fr        Paisley (Umatilla)
     George Gavalas                5-9   160  Jr-R      Tallahassee (Rickards)
     Dave Maglich          DE      6-2   210  Jr        Sarasota (Riverview/Princeton)
     Bob Merson            OG      6-3   238  Fr        Seminole (Seminole)
     Scott Redditt         DT      5-11  195  Fr        Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley)
     Tommy Young           RB      6-0   195  Fr        Lake City (Columbia)
*  1 Dave Cappelen         PK      5-9   140  Jr   **   Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
*  3 Rohn Stark            P       6-3   195  Fr        Fifty Lakes, MN (Pine River)
*  7 Mike Smith            DB      5-11  185  So        Panama City (Bay)
  11 Rick Stockstill       QB      6-1   182  So        Fernandina Beach (Fernandina Beach)
* 12 Wally Woodham         QB      5-11  182  Jr-R *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 15 Jimmy Jordan          QB      6-1   185  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Leon)
* 17 Bill Capece           PK      5-11  190  So   *    Miami (Chaminade)
* 19 Kurt Unglaub          WR      5-11  175  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Leon)
* 21 Bobby Butler          CB      5-11  185  So   *    Delray Beach (Atlantic)
* 22 Homes Johnson         RB      5-10  180  So        Lake Hamilton (Haines City)
* 23 Jackie Flowers        WR      6-2   195  Jr   **   Jacksonville (Raines)
* 24 Mike Kincaid          DB      6-0   180  Sr-R **   Waukegan, IL (Waukegan)
  26 Willie Flowers        DB      5-11  175  Jr        Miami (Boca Raton)
* 26 Wade Wallace          FB      5-10  190  Jr        Birmingham, AL (Tarrant)
* 27 Michael Whiting       RB      6-2   195  Fr        Largo (Largo)
* 28 Keith Jones           DB      5-11  185  So        Wildwood (Wildwood)
* 29 Sam Platt             RB      5-11  176  So        Jacksonville (Wolfson)
* 30 Keith Kennedy         RB      5-10  180  Jr-R      Red Bay, AL (Red Bay)
* 31 Gator Cherry          FB      6-0   205  Jr-R *    Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 32 Greg Ramsey           RB      5-10  170  Jr-R *    Fort Lauderdale (Dothan)
  33 James Harris          DB      6-0   170  Fr        Gainesville (Buchholz)
* 35 Ernie Sims            RB      6-1   190  So   *    Tampa (Jefferson)
  36 Chip Sanders          RB      5-10  188  Sr        Macon, GA (Southwest)
  37 Vince Bruner          DB      6-0   190  Fr        Fort Walton Beach
  38 Kelly Burney          TB      5-8   184  Fr        Miami (Jackson)
* 39 Reggie Herring        DB      6-2   195  So        Titusville (Astronaut)
  40 Ozzie Harrell         DB      5-11  180  Jr        Miami (South Miami)
* 40 Gary Henry            DB      6-1   185  Fr        Orlando (Oak Ridge)
  41 Everett DeVeaux       RB      5-9   180  So        Cocoa (Rockledge)
* 42 Monk Bonasorte        DB      6-1   177  So   *    Pittsburgh, PA (Bishop Boyle)
* 43 Hector Gray           DB      6-1   190  Jr-R      Miami (Miami Springs)
* 46 Ivory Joe Hunter      DB      5-11  180  Sr   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
  47 Tim Koehnemann        DB      5-11  170  Jr        Champaign, IL (Mosley)
* 48 Mark Lyles            FB      6-4   232  Jr   **   Buffalo, NY (Cleveland)
* 49 David Hanks           LB      6-2   215  Sr-R *    West Palm Beach (Edgewater)
* 50 Ron Simmons           NG      6-1   220  So   *    Warner Robins, GA (Warner Robins)
* 51 James Gilbert         FB      6-2   235  Fr        Miami (Carol City)
  52 Willie Andrusko       C       6-5   227  Fr        Atlanta, GA (North Springs)
  52 Bryan Cobb            LB      6-3   200  So        Glennville, GA (Glennville)
  52 Dmitri Rigas          NG      6-2   210  So        Augusta, GA (Glenn Hills)
* 53 Paul Piurowski        LB      6-3   205  So   *    Sarasota (Sarasota)
* 54 Arthur Scott          LB      6-2   222  So-R      Tampa (Brandon)
* 55 Gil Wesley            C       6-1   210  Jr   *    Birmingham, AL (Woodlawn)
  56 Joe Demarest          LB      6-2   205  So        Tampa (Jefferson)
  57 Keith Baker           LB      6-0   195  Fr        Delray Beach (Atlantic)
* 58 John Madden           C       6-2   218  So        Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
* 60 Scott McLean          DT      6-4   218  Fr        Clermont (Clermont)
  61 Brent Brock           OG      6-4   235  So-R      Albany, GA (Albany)
* 62 Charles Ferguson      LB      5-11  199  Fr        Delray Beach (Boca Raton)
* 63 Lee Adams             OG-TE   6-4   230  So        Ruskin (East Bay/Georgia Tech)
* 64 Jarvis Coursey        DE      6-5   195  Fr        Gray, GA (Jonesco Academy)
  65 Trent Barnes          OG      6-4   230  So        Lakeland (Lakeland)
  66 Mike Stewart          LB      6-0   200  Jr   *    Hazlehurst, GA (Jeff Davis)
* 67 Mark Macek            DT      6-2   235  So   *    Wyandotte, MI (Roosevelt)
  68 Jeff Field            TE      6-1   225  So        Albany, GA (Westover)
  68 Abe Smith             DT      6-1   235  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (Godby)
* 69 Mike Good             OG      6-2   230  Jr   **   Sanford (Seminole)
* 70 Greg Futch            OT      6-3   245  So-R *    Ocala (Forest)
* 72 Ken Lanier            OT      6-4   260  So   *    Columbus, OH (Marion Franklin)
  73 Danny Collier         OT      6-4   250  Fr        Eau Gallie (Eau Gallie)
  75 Tom Brannon           OT      6-3   240  So        Albany, GA (Riverview Academy)
* 76 Walter Carter         DT      6-4   240  Jr   **   Richmond, VA (Walker)
* 77 Jeremy Mindlin        DT      6-3   230  Jr-R      Miami (South Miami)
  77 Barry Voltapetti      OT      6-5   225  So        Miami (Chaminade)
* 78 Nat Henderson         OT      6-5   258  Sr-R *    Albany, GA (Albany)
  79 Garry Futch           DE      6-3   220  Fr        Ocala (Forest)
  79 Eric Ryan             OG      6-4   255  Fr        Sarasota (Sarasota)
  79 Mark Sims             DT      6-3   228  Fr        Bonifay (Holmes County)
* 80 Scott Warren          DE      6-3   210  Jr   **   Titusville (Astronaut)
  82 Lawrence Strainge     WR      6-1   176  Fr        Delray Beach (Boca Raton)
  83 Ron Hester            TE      6-2   205  So        Umatilla (Umatilla)
* 84 Sam Childers          TE      6-2   195  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
  84 Robert Thompson       DE      6-1   225  So-R      Saint Petersburg (Tampa Catholic)
* 85 Grady King            TE      6-4   205  Jr   *    Satellite Beach (Satellite)
* 86 Bill Keck             TE      6-4   220  So        Newark, OH (Newark)
* 87 Phil Williams         WR      5-10  168  So        Warner Robins, GA (Warner Robins)
* 88 Willie Jones          DE      6-4   225  Sr   ***  Homestead (South Dade)
  89 Milton Raysor         WR      6-4   190  Fr        Pompano Beach (Ely)
* 90 Edenbur Richardson    DE      6-3   206  Jr   *    Crystal River (Crystal River)
* 91 Carlton Jones         DT      6-1   230  So-R      Fitzgerald, GA (Irwin County)

1978 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Charles Ferguson         Football News - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

Jackie Flowers           Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         The Sporting News - All-American - Honorable Mention

Mike Good                Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Nat Henderson            Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Willie Jones             United Press International - 2nd Team All-American
                         Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         The Sporting News - All-American - Honorable Mention

Ron Simmons              Football News - 1st Team Sophomore All-American
                         Football News - 3rd Team All-American
                         Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Scott Warren             Churchman's - 1st Team All-American

Gil Wesley               Churchman's - 1st Team All-American

All-Americans -  8

1978 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ed Beckman               85      TE                 Kansas City Chiefs
Fred Biletnikoff         25      WR                 Oakland  Raiders
Randy Coffield           59      LB                 New York Giants
Gary Huff                19      QB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bobby Jackson            40      CB                 New York Jets
Eddie McMillan           41      CB                 Buffalo Bills
Mark Meseroll            70      OT                 New Orleans Saints
Lee Nelson               38      CB                 St. Louis  Cardinals
Gary Parris              84      TE                 Cleveland  Browns
Mike Shumann             84      WR                 San Francisco 49ers
Nat Terry                41      DB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Nat Terry                47      DB                 Detroit Lions

Noles in the Pros - 11

1978 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
REC
09/09
Ref
A
SYRACUSE
W 28- 0
17
 
 
 
 
 
3-8
09/16
Ref
H
OKLAHOMA STATE
Renegade and Chief Osceola led the team onto the field for the first time
W 38-20
16
 
 
 
 
 
3-8
09/23
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 31-21
13
 
 
 
 
 
6-5
09/30
Ref
H
HOUSTON
L 21-27
10
 
 
 
10
11
9-3
10/07
Ref
H
CINCINNATI
W 26-21
18
 
 
 
 
 
5-6
10/14
Ref
A
MISSISSIPPI STATE
L 27-55
15
 
 
 
 
 
6-5
10/21
Ref
A
PITTSBURGH
L 3- 7
 
 
16
 
 
 
8-4
10/28
Ref
A
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
W 38-16
 
 
 
 
 
 
7-4
11/11
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 24-14
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-7
11/18
Ref
H
NAVY
W 38- 6
 
 
 
 
 
17
9-3
11/25
Ref
H
FLORIDA
W 38-21
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-7
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    8- 3     5-1     3-2     0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   0- 1     0-0     0-1     0-0


1978 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Homes Johnson 11/11/1978 VIRGINIA TECH 27 152 5.63 1 Homes Johnson 09/09/1978 SYRACUSE 19 135 7.11 0 Mark Lyles 10/21/1978 PITTSBURGH 17 100 5.88 0 Mark Lyles 11/25/1978 FLORIDA 13 100 7.69 2

1978 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Jackie Flowers 09/30/1978 HOUSTON 6 165 27.50 1 Sam Platt 11/18/1978 NAVY 6 145 24.17 3 Jackie Flowers 10/07/1978 CINCINNATI 9 134 14.89 1 Jackie Flowers 10/14/1978 MISSISSIPPI STATE 9 116 12.89 1

1978 - 300 Yard Passing Club

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

1978 EOY Stats

From the 1979 FSU Football Press Guide, page 83.
Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 312 208 Points Per Game............. 28.4 18.9 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 42 29 TDs Rushing................. 18 17 TDs Passing................. 23 11 TDs Fumble Return........... 0 1 TDs Punt Return............. 1 0 TDs Interception............ 0 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 39-42 24-29 Kick........................ 39-40 22-26 Pass........................ 0- 1 1- 1 Run......................... 0- 1 1- 2 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 7-13 2- 7 SAFETY........................ 0 1 FIRST DOWNS................... 232 184 Rushing..................... 96 103 Passing..................... 128 72 Penalty..................... 8 9 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1773 2000 Yards gained rushing........ 2108 2326 Yards lost rushing.......... 335 326 Rushing Attempts............ 476 494 Average Per Rush............ 3.7 4.0 Average Per Game............ 161.2 181.8 PASSING YARDAGE............... 2749 1587 Att-Comp-Int................ 369-206-16 228-117-17 Efficiency.................. 130.30 110.79 Average Per Pass............ 7.4 7.0 Average Per Catch........... 13.3 13.6 Average Per Game............ 249.9 144.3 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 4522 3587 Total Plays................. 845 722 Average Per Play............ 5.4 5.0 Average Per Game............ 411.1 326.1 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 25- 334 40- 751 Average Per Return.......... 13.4 18.8 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 28-133 12- 39 Average Per Return.......... 4.8 3.3 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 17-110 16-104 Average Per Return.......... 6.5 6.5 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 19- 9 32-18 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 53- 493 49- 441 Average Per Game............ 44.8 40.1 PUNTS-YARDS................... 57-2279 66-2453 Average Per Punt............ 40.0 37.2 Net punt average............ 39.3 35.2 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 96-207 54-152 3rd-Down Pct................ .464 .355 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 29- - ATTENDANCE.................... 253,960 162,626 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 6-42,327 5-32,525
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
34
104
66
108
312
Opponents
51
86
36
35
208
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Homes Johnson           183  857   40   817   4.5   4  40 
Mark Lyles              148  659   18   641   4.3   7  37 
Ernie Sims               23  145    0   145   6.3   0  21 
Greg Ramsey              40  173   35   138   3.5   2  23 
Sam Platt                 9  102   25    77   8.6   0  40 
Keith Kennedy             7   39    2    37   5.3   0  23 
Gator Cherry              6   30   12    18   3.0   1   9t
Wade Wallace              2   15    0    15   7.5   0  15 
Michael Whiting           2    3    1     2   1.0   0   3 
Wally Woodham       10   30   50   59    -9  -0.3   3   8    -0.9
 Team                     1    0   11   -11 -11.0   0 -11 
Jimmy Jordan        10   25   35  132   -97  -3.9   1   3    -9.7

Total.........      11  476 2108  335  1773   3.7  18  40   161.2
Opponents.....      11  494 2326  326  2000   4.0  17       181.8


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Jimmy Jordan        10  128.68 199-108- 9   .543 1427  14  54t  142.7
Wally Woodham       10  132.99 169- 98- 7   .580 1322   9  72t  132.2
Homes Johnson             0.00   1-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0 

Total.........      11  130.30 369-206-16   .558 2749  23  72t  249.9
Opponents.....      11  110.79 228-117-17   .513 1587  11       144.3


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Jackie Flowers          43   757  17.6   7  72t
Sam Platt               21   447  21.3   7  54t
Mark Lyles              35   364  10.4   1  26 
Kurt Unglaub            15   288  19.2   1  37 
Homes Johnson           23   213   9.3   2  35 
Grady King              23   212   9.2   4  25 
Bill Keck               11   128  11.6   0  27 
Greg Ramsey              9    85   9.4   0  14 
Phil Williams            6    72  12.0   0  20 
Gator Cherry             5    63  12.6   1  52t
Sam Childers             6    45   7.5   0  15 
Ernie Sims               4    34   8.5   0  15 
Keith Kennedy            3    16   5.3   0   6 
Lawrence Strainge        1    16  16.0   0  16 
Milton Raysor            1     9   9.0   0   9 

Total.........      11 206  2749  13.3  23  72t  249.9
Opponents.....      11 117  1587  13.6  11       144.3


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Keith Jones          24   66   2.8  0     
Mark Macek            0   48        1     
Ron Simmons           1   15  15.0  0     
Sam Platt             1    5   5.0  0     
Gary Henry            1    1   1.0  0     
Ivory Joe Hunter      1   -2  -2.0  0     

Total.........       28  133   4.8  1  48t
Opponent......       12   39   3.3  0     


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Keith Jones           4   32   8.0  0     
Monk Bonasorte        3    3   1.0  0     
Bobby Butler          2   40  20.0  0     
Hector Gray           2   16   8.0  0     
Scott Warren          2    5   2.5  0     
Reggie Herring        1    5   5.0  0     
Mike Kincaid          1    5   5.0  0     
David Hanks           1    4   4.0  0     
Gary Henry            1    0   0.0  0     

Total.........       17  110   6.5  0     
Opponent......       16  104   6.5  0     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Michael Whiting       4    82 20.5  0     
Homes Johnson         7    80 11.4  0     
Mark Lyles            4    55 13.8  0     
Keith Kennedy         3    45 15.0  0     
Sam Platt             2    36 18.0  0     
Greg Ramsey           3    27  9.0  0     
Gator Cherry          2    19  9.5  0     

Total.........       25   334 13.4  0     
Opponent......       40   751 18.8  0     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Willie Jones          3    0   0.0  0   .    3
Mark Macek            3    0   0.0  0   .    1
Ron Simmons           3    0   0.0  0   .    1
Mike Kincaid          2    0   0.0  0   .    1
Arthur Scott          2    0   0.0  0   .    1
Jeremy Mindlin        2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Monk Bonasorte        1    0   0.0  0   .    3
Keith Jones           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Scott McLean          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Walter Carter         0    0    .   0   .    2
Paul Piurowski        0    0    .   0   .    2
James Gilbert         0    0    .   0   .    1
Scott Warren          0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       18        0.0  0       16
Opponent......        9        0.0  1     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Dave Cappelen         0   7-12   39-40   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    60
Mark Lyles            8   0-0     0-0    0-1   0   0-0   0   0    48
Jackie Flowers        7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Sam Platt             7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Homes Johnson         6   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    36
Grady King            4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Wally Woodham         3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-1   0   0    18
Gator Cherry          2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Greg Ramsey           2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Jimmy Jordan          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Mark Macek            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Kurt Unglaub          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Bill Capece           0   0-1     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     0
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FSU                  42   7-13   39-40   0-1   0   0-1   0   0   312
Opponent             29   2-7    22-26   1-2   1   1-1   0   1   208
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Mark Lyles
7
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jackie Flowers
.
7
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Sam Platt
.
7
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Homes Johnson
4
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Grady King
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Wally Woodham
3
.
9
.
.
.
.
.
.
Gator Cherry
1
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Greg Ramsey
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jimmy Jordan
1
.
14
.
.
.
.
.
.
Mark Macek
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Kurt Unglaub
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
18
23
23
.
.
1
.
.
.
Opponents
17
11
11
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Jimmy Jordan        10  224   -97 1427  1330 133.0
Wally Woodham       10  199    -9 1322  1313 131.3
Homes Johnson           184   817    0   817
Mark Lyles              148   641    0   641
Ernie Sims               23   145    0   145
Greg Ramsey              40   138    0   138
Sam Platt                 9    77    0    77
Keith Kennedy             7    37    0    37
Gator Cherry              6    18    0    18
Wade Wallace              2    15    0    15
Michael Whiting           2     2    0     2
 Team                     1   -11    0   -11

Total.........      11  845  1773 2749  4522 411.1
Opponent......      11  722  2000 1587  3587 326.1


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Dave Cappelen         7-12  .583  0- 0  3- 5  4- 4  0- 3  0- 0 38
Bill Capece           0- 1  .000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 1  0- 0  0
FG SEQUENCE Dave Cappelen Bill Capece
SYRACUSE
41
47
OKLAHOMA STATE
(32)
None
MIAMI
(26)
None
HOUSTON
43
None
CINCINNATI
None
None
MISSISSIPPI STATE
42
None
PITTSBURGH
21, (26)
None
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
(30)
None
VIRGINIA TECH
(37), 22
None
NAVY
(38)
None
FLORIDA
(29)
None
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Rohn Stark          57 2279  40.0  72                 

Total.........      57 2279  40.0  72                 
Opponent......      66 2453  37.2                    2


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Homes Johnson           817   213    0   80    0    0 1110
Mark Lyles              641   364    0   55    0    0 1060
Jackie Flowers            0   757    0    0    0    0  757
Sam Platt                77   447    5   36    0    0  565
Kurt Unglaub              0   288    0    0    0    0  288
Greg Ramsey             138    85    0   27    0    0  250
Grady King                0   212    0    0    0    0  212
Ernie Sims              145    34    0    0    0    0  179
Bill Keck                 0   128    0    0    0    0  128
Gator Cherry             18    63    0   19    0    0  100
Keith Jones               0     0   66    0   32    0   98
Keith Kennedy            37    16    0   45    0    0   98
Michael Whiting           2     0    0   82    0    0   84
Phil Williams             0    72    0    0    0    0   72
Mark Macek                0     0   48    0    0    0   48
Sam Childers              0    45    0    0    0    0   45
Bobby Butler              0     0    0    0   40    0   40
Hector Gray               0     0    0    0   16    0   16
Lawrence Strainge         0    16    0    0    0    0   16
Ron Simmons               0     0   15    0    0    0   15
Wade Wallace             15     0    0    0    0    0   15
Milton Raysor             0     9    0    0    0    0    9
Reggie Herring            0     0    0    0    5    0    5
Mike Kincaid              0     0    0    0    5    0    5
Scott Warren              0     0    0    0    5    0    5
David Hanks               0     0    0    0    4    0    4
Monk Bonasorte      10    0     0    0    0    3    0    3   0.3
Gary Henry                0     0    1    0    0    0    1
Ivory Joe Hunter          0     0   -2    0    0    0   -2
Wally Woodham       10   -9     0    0    0    0    0   -9  -0.9
 Team                   -11     0    0    0    0    0  -11
Jimmy Jordan        10  -97     0    0    0    0    0  -97  -9.7

Total.........      11 1773  2749  133  334  110    0 5099 463.5
Opponent......      11 2000  1587   39  751  104    0 4481 407.4


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reggie Herring           70   67   137   2.0-            .          1-  5   .    .    .      .   .   .
Ron Simmons              70   58   128   9.0-         5.0-           .      .    .   3-  0   1   1   .
Scott Warren             39   49    88   4.0-         1.0-          2-  5   .    .    .      1   .   .
David Hanks              38   50    88   1.0-         1.0-          1-  4   .    .    .      .   .   .
Paul Piurowski           37   47    84   1.0-            .           .      .    .    .      2   .   .
Willie Jones             44   38    82   4.0-        10.0-           .      .    .   3-  0   3   .   .
Walter Carter            32   44    76   3.0-         2.0-           .      .    .    .      2   .   .
Monk Bonasorte      10   36   36    72      .            .          3-  3   .    .   1-  0   3   .   .
Arthur Scott             27   29    56   3.0-         1.0-           .      .    .   2-  0   1   .   .
Jeremy Mindlin           24   31    55   1.0-         4.0-           .      .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Mark Macek               14   37    51      .         3.0-           .      .    .   3-  0   1   .   .
Mike Kincaid             16   22    38   2.0-         1.0-          1-  5   .    .   2-  0   1   1   .
Charles Ferguson         22   12    34   3.0-            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bobby Butler             20   10    30      .            .          2- 40   .    .    .      .   2   .
Keith Jones              22    7    29   5.0-         1.0-          4- 32   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Edenbur Richardson       15   10    25   1.0-            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mike Smith               11   12    23   2.0-            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
James Gilbert             6   14    20      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Hector Gray              12    5    17   2.0-            .          2- 16   .    .    .      .   .   .
Carlton Jones             9    5    14      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ivory Joe Hunter          8    3    11      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Gary Henry                5    6    11      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Jarvis Coursey            3    2     5      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Michael Whiting           3    2     5      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Scott McLean              2    2     4      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Scott Redditt             .    2     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Keith Baker               .    2     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
James Harris              1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  SU      OSU     UM      UH      UC      MsSt    UP      USM     VT      USNA    UF      
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63  Lee Adams                     0- 0                                                                                   
52  Willie Andrusko               0- 0                                                                                   
57  Keith Baker                   0- 0                                                                                   
65  Trent Barnes                  0- 0                                                                                   
42  Monk Bonasorte                0- 0                                                                                   
75  Tom Brannon                   0- 0                                                                                   
61  Brent Brock                   0- 0                                                                                   
37  Vince Bruner                  0- 0                                                                                   
38  Kelly Burney                  0- 0                                                                                   
21  Bobby Butler                  0- 0                                                                                   
17  Bill Capece                   0- 0                                                                                   
 1  Dave Cappelen                 0- 0                                                                                   
76  Walter Carter                 0- 0                                                                                   
    Rick Chaney                   0- 0                                                                                   
31  Gator Cherry                  0- 0                                                                                   
84  Sam Childers                  0- 0                                                                                   
52  Bryan Cobb                    0- 0                                                                                   
    Mike Coleman                  0- 0                                                                                   
73  Danny Collier                 0- 0                                                                                   
64  Jarvis Coursey                0- 0                                                                                   
56  Joe Demarest                  0- 0                                                                                   
41  Everett DeVeaux               0- 0                                                                                   
    John Diamantas                0- 0                                                                                   
    David Ellis                   0- 0                                                                                   
62  Charles Ferguson              0- 0                                                                                   
68  Jeff Field                    0- 0                                                                                   
23  Jackie Flowers                0- 0                                                                                   
26  Willie Flowers                0- 0                                                                                   
79  Garry Futch                   0- 0                                                                                   
70  Greg Futch                    0- 0                                                                                   
    George Gavalas                0- 0                                                                                   
51  James Gilbert                 0- 0                                                                                   
69  Mike Good                     0- 0                                                                                   
43  Hector Gray                   0- 0                                                                                   
49  David Hanks                   0- 0                                                                                   
40  Ozzie Harrell                 0- 0                                                                                   
33  James Harris                  0- 0                                                                                   
78  Nat Henderson                 0- 0                                                                                   
40  Gary Henry                    0- 0                                                                                   
39  Reggie Herring                0- 0                                                                                   
83  Ron Hester                    0- 0                                                                                   
46  Ivory Joe Hunter              0- 0                                                                                   
22  Homes Johnson                 0- 0                                                                                   
91  Carlton Jones                 0- 0                                                                                   
28  Keith Jones                   0- 0                                                                                   
88  Willie Jones                  0- 0                                                                                   
15  Jimmy Jordan                  0- 0                                                                                   
86  Bill Keck                     0- 0                                                                                   
30  Keith Kennedy                 0- 0                                                                                   
24  Mike Kincaid                  0- 0                                                                                   
85  Grady King                    0- 0                                                                                   
47  Tim Koehnemann                0- 0                                                                                   
72  Ken Lanier                    0- 0                                                                                   
48  Mark Lyles                    0- 0                                                                                   
67  Mark Macek                    0- 0                                                                                   
58  John Madden                   0- 0                                                                                   
    Dave Maglich                  0- 0                                                                                   
60  Scott McLean                  0- 0                                                                                   
    Bob Merson                    0- 0                                                                                   
77  Jeremy Mindlin                0- 0                                                                                   
53  Paul Piurowski                0- 0                                                                                   
29  Sam Platt                     0- 0                                                                                   
32  Greg Ramsey                   0- 0                                                                                   
89  Milton Raysor                 0- 0                                                                                   
    Scott Redditt                 0- 0                                                                                   
90  Edenbur Richardson            0- 0                                                                                   
52  Dmitri Rigas                  0- 0                                                                                   
79  Eric Ryan                     0- 0                                                                                   
36  Chip Sanders                  0- 0                                                                                   
54  Arthur Scott                  0- 0                                                                                   
50  Ron Simmons                   0- 0                                                                                   
35  Ernie Sims                    0- 0                                                                                   
79  Mark Sims                     0- 0                                                                                   
68  Abe Smith                     0- 0                                                                                   
 7  Mike Smith                    0- 0                                                                                   
 3  Rohn Stark                    0- 0                                                                                   
66  Mike Stewart                  0- 0                                                                                   
11  Rick Stockstill               0- 0                                                                                   
82  Lawrence Strainge             0- 0                                                                                   
84  Robert Thompson               0- 0                                                                                   
19  Kurt Unglaub                  0- 0                                                                                   
77  Barry Voltapetti              0- 0                                                                                   
26  Wade Wallace                  0- 0                                                                                   
80  Scott Warren                  0- 0                                                                                   
55  Gil Wesley                    0- 0                                                                                   
27  Michael Whiting               0- 0                                                                                   
87  Phil Williams                 0- 0                                                                                   
12  Wally Woodham                 0- 0                                                                                   
    Tommy Young                   0- 0                                                                                   

FLORIDA STATE 28, SYRACUSE 0

09/09/1978, SYRACUSE, NY

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From the 1979 FSU Press Guide, Page 70

SYRACUSE, NY, September 9, 1978 - Sophomore runningback Homes Johnson gained 135 yards in his first collegiate start as Florida State rolled past Syracuse, 28-0, before a near capacity crowd in ancient Archbold Stadium.

Johnson, who was not told he would start until five minutes before kickoff, helped the Seminoles to 304 ground yards. That opened the way for quarterbacks Jimmy Jordan and Wally Woodham to throw where they combined to pick up 283 more yards. Florida State's total offense for the day was an amazing 587, an average gain of 7.24 yards per play.

The Seminoles never gained complete control of the game until the fourth quarter. They led 7-0 at intermission after Jordan had bulled his way to the end zone from a yard away and Davy Cappelen booted the PAT.

It remained 7-0 until the Seminoles went on a 98 yard touchdown march in the fourth quarter that ended with Jordan passing four yards to tight end Grady King for the score. That was only the second completion of the long drive, the other being a 37 yard hookup between Jordan and Kurt Unglaub. That pass originated on the Seminole three in a third and nine situation.

Later in the quarter, Woodham would throw a 15-yard scoring strike to Jackie Flowers and Gator Cherry would score on a nine yard run. After each six points, Cappelen kicked the PAT.

Jordan gave the shirt sleeved crowd a dazzling passing display. The junior red head completed 16 of 25 for 209 yards while playing slightly more than three quarters. Woodham came on to complete four of seven for 74 more yards. Flowers was the chief receiver with five catches for 94 yards, but King, Unglaub and Johnson, who was named to the United Press International Backfield of the Week, each caught three.

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

2nd   7- 0  Jimmy Jordan, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 13:42
      7- 0  Dave Cappelen, 41, field goal failed
3rd   7- 0  Bill Capece, 47, field goal blocked
      7- 0  Opp, 54, field goal failed
4th  14- 0  Grady King, 4, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 11:54
     21- 0  Jackie Flowers, 15, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 10:04
     28- 0  Gator Cherry, 9, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 7:01 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 28 5 Rushes-yards 49-304 34- 72 Passing 283 76 Att-Comp-Int 32-20-1 17-9-0 Total Yards 81-587 51-148 Punt Returns 2-60 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-18 4-93 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-3 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 7-35.7 11-30.1 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-0 Penalties-Yds 9-75 4-40 Attendance 24,272 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Homes Johnson 19- 135 Mark Lyles 14- 66 Sam Platt 2- 42 Keith Kennedy 4- 28 Gator Cherry 2- 18 Wade Wallace 2- 15 Greg Ramsey 2- 7 Jimmy Jordan 3- -2 Wally Woodham 1- -5 Receiving Jackie Flowers 5- 94 Bill Keck 2- 38 Kurt Unglaub 3- 37 Homes Johnson 2- 30 Grady King 3- 28 Mark Lyles 2- 20 Milton Raysor 1- 9 Keith Kennedy 1- 5 Passing Jimmy Jordan 25-16-1-209 Wally Woodham 7- 4-0- 74 Punt Return Keith Jones 2- -6 Kickoff Return Homes Johnson 1- 18 Punting Rohn Stark 7- 250 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arthur Scott 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Herring 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Paul Piurowski 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Monk Bonasorte 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Ron Simmons 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Mike Smith 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Mindlin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Edenbur Richardson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mark Macek 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 38, OKLAHOMA STATE 20

09/16/1978, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Renegade and Chief Osceola led the team onto the field for the first time

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TALLAHASSEE, FL, September 16, 1978 - Quarterback Jimmy Jordan threw for three touchdowns as the Seminoles opened their home season before 40,338 and downed Oklahoma State, 38-20.

The Seminoles trailed 6-0 after the first 15 minutes but warmed up in the second quarter and had a 17-6 lead at intermission. Davy Cappelen's 32-yard field goal narrowed Florida State's deficit to 6-3 midway through the second quarter.

It looked like the scoreboard was going to stay at 6-3 for halftime, but a series of great defensive efforts over the final 1:40 ignited the Garnet and Gold. An Oklahoma State fumble that was recovered by defensive back Mike Kincaid set up the first Seminole TD - a 35-yard pass involving Jordan and tailback Homes Johnson. Cappelen's kick made it 10-6.

The Seminole defense then caused another turnover. On the first play of the following series, an Oklahoma State runningback again fumbled and this time defensive end Willie Jones made the recovery.

Again, it took only one play for Jordan to put FSU on the scoreboard. This time he hooked up on a 32-yard pass with Kurt Unglaub, a fellow graduate of Leon High School. In a mere 19 seconds, the Seminoles had gone from a 6-3 deficit to 17-6 lead.

Florida State added 21 more points in the second half with Johnson scoring his second (eight yard run) and third (two yard pass from Jordan) touchdowns of the game and fullback Mark Lyles plunging over from the one.

Johnson was the Seminoles' leading ground gainer for the second consecutive game, picking up 78 yards in 20 carries. Jordan completed 17 of 28 passes for 231 yards with Jackie Flowers catching five for 75 and Johnson four for 57.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
OKLAHOMA STATE
6
0
8
6
20
FLORIDA STATE
0
17
7
14
38

1st   0- 6  Opp, 0, fumble recovery/return (kick failed), 4:24 
            Note: Oklahoma State running back fumbled in the end zone; a
                  teammate recovered the ball.                          
2nd   3- 6  Dave Cappelen, 32, field goal, 7:46 
      3- 6  Opp, 46, field goal failed, 3:12 
     10- 6  Homes Johnson, 35, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 1:31 
     17- 6  Kurt Unglaub, 32, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 1:12 
3rd  17- 6  Opp, 53, field goal failed, 0:00 
     24- 6  Homes Johnson, 8, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 12:58
     24-14  Opp, 1, run (run), 4:15 
4th  31-14  Homes Johnson, 2, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 13:52
     38-14  Mark Lyles, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 8:43 
     38-20  Opp, 6, run (run failed), 3:14 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 20 Rushes-yards 39-138 55-240 Passing 268 67 Att-Comp-Int 34-21-0 14-5-1 Total Yards 73-406 69-307 Punt Returns 1--2 0-0 Kickoff Returns 3-28 5-111 Interception Ret. 1-5 0-0 Fumble Returns 5-0 3-0 Punts 3-43.3 2-37.0 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 6-5 Penalties-Yds 5-41 0-0 Attendance 40,338 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Homes Johnson 20- 78 Mark Lyles 15- 45 Ernie Sims 2- 9 Keith Kennedy 1- 4 Jimmy Jordan 1- 2 Receiving Jackie Flowers 5- 75 Kurt Unglaub 2- 61 Homes Johnson 4- 57 Mark Lyles 3- 29 Grady King 3- 24 Bill Keck 2- 16 Keith Kennedy 1- 6 Gator Cherry 1- 0 Passing Jimmy Jordan 28-17-0-231 Wally Woodham 6- 4-0- 37 Punt Return Ivory Joe Hunter 1- -2 Kickoff Return Homes Johnson 3- 28 Punting Rohn Stark 3- 130 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paul Piurowski 7 8 15 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 3 7 10 . . 1- 5 . . 2- 0 . . . Ron Simmons 3 6 9 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 4 4 8 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 2 6 8 1.0- . . . . . . . . Monk Bonasorte 4 4 8 . . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Arthur Scott 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Butler 4 2 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Mike Smith 1 5 6 1.0- . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 1 4 5 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Reggie Herring . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Ivory Joe Hunter 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . David Hanks . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Mark Macek 3 . 3 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Edenbur Richardson . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Mindlin 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Keith Baker . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Carlton Jones . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . James Gilbert . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Gary Henry . . . . . . 1 . . . . . Scott McLean . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

FLORIDA STATE 31, MIAMI 21

09/23/1978, CORAL GABLES, FL

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From the 1979 FSU Press Guide, Page 71

MIAMI, FL, September 23, 1978 - Although the final score might indicate otherwise to some, the defense was instrumental in molding Florida State's third victory of the season, 31-21, over Miami.

An ABC-TV regional audience watched the Seminole defenders force five Miami turnovers. There were three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt.

Noseguard Ron Simmons, who was named the ABC-TV Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Game, was responsible for the blocked punt. It came early in the second quarter with FSU trailing 7-0. Tackle Mark Macek scooped up the loose ball and rumbled 48 yards for the touchdown. Davy Cappelen's PAT knotted the count.

FSU fell behind again midway through the second quarter but bounced back to deadlock the count at halftime on a four yard TD pass from Jimmy Jordan to Jackie Flowers with Cappelen again booting the conversion.

The Seminoles went ahead in the third quarter with sub QB Wally Woodham plunging over from the one yard line.

FSU capitalized on a Miami miscue to make it 24-14. The Hurricanes fumbled at their own six with Simmons making the recovery. Three plays later the Seminoles were at the nine so Cappelen booted a 26-yard field goal.

The 'Canes, however, bounced back on their next series and scored seven to narrow the gap to 24-21. Again it was time for the defense to rescue the Garnet and Gold. When FSU failed to gain a first down on its next series, Miami got the ball at the FSU 45, but lost possession when Bobby Butler intercepted, returning the ball 40 yards to help set up a 22-yard TD pass from Woodham to fullback Mark Lyles. Cappelen's PAT made it 31-21.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
14
7
10
31
MIAMI
7
7
0
7
21

1st   0- 7  Opp, 80, run (kick), 9:27 
2nd   7- 7  Mark Macek, 48, punt return/blocked punt (Dave Cappelen, kick), 2:03 
      7-14  Opp, 48, run (kick), 9:25 
     14-14  Jackie Flowers, 4, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 2:49 
3rd  21-14  Wally Woodham, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 8:15 
4th  24-14  Dave Cappelen, 26, field goal, 7:02 
     24-21  Opp, 27, pass (kick), 4:27 
     31-21  Mark Lyles, 22, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 1:14 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 12 10 Rushes-yards 51-130 31-211 Passing 133 114 Att-Comp-Int 24-14-1 20-9-3 Total Yards 75-263 51-325 Punt Returns 2-64 1-12 Kickoff Returns 1-13 2-29 Interception Ret. 3-44 1-11 Fumble Returns 3-0 0-0 Punts 8-46.9 7-33.9 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 5-2 Penalties-Yds 3-34 3-39 Time of Posession 37:26 22:34 Attendance 25,002 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Homes Johnson 23- 90 Mark Lyles 16- 60 Sam Platt 1- 6 Keith Kennedy 1- 4 Wally Woodham 6- 0 Jimmy Jordan 4- -31 Receiving Mark Lyles 5- 58 Kurt Unglaub 2- 27 Homes Johnson 4- 26 Jackie Flowers 2- 14 Grady King 1- 8 Passing Jimmy Jordan 12- 8-1- 83 Wally Woodham 12- 6-0- 50 Punt Return Mark Macek 0- 40 Ron Simmons 1- 15 Gary Henry 1- 0 Kickoff Return Gator Cherry 1- 13 Punting Rohn Stark 8- 375 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Walter Carter 7 1 8 . 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Ron Simmons 6 1 7 . . . . . 1- 0 . 1 . Paul Piurowski 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . . Abe Smith 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Monk Bonasorte 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Arthur Scott 4 . 4 . 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . Scott Warren 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Mindlin 2 . 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Bobby Butler 1 . 1 . . 2- 40 . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ken Lanier 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Keith Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Edenbur Richardson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Carlton Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Herring 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . David Hanks . . . . . 1- 4 . . . . . .

HOUSTON 27, FLORIDA STATE 21

09/30/1978, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1979 FSU Press Guide, Page 72

TALLAHASSEE, FL, September 30, 1978 - A 27-0 Houston lead was too much for Florida State to overcome and the ninth-ranked Seminoles bowed 27-21 to the Cougars before 41,142 in Doak Campbell Stadium.

But, there will always be a lingering doubt in many minds about the final outcome. The Seminoles appeared to win the game late in the fourth quarter when Wally Woodham found Jackie Flowers in the end zone on a 36-yard scoring strike. The play was called back, however, on a holding call in the offensive line which erased the go ahead points.

Houston started the game like it was going to run the Seminoles out of the country. The Cougars, who were unranked, scored the first four times they had the ball to build up the huge 27-0 advantage.

QB Wally Woodham came off the bench to get the Seminoles started. Following the last Houston score, Woodham was given the controls and guided the Seminoles on a 67 yard, seven play march that ended with Mark Lyles going 19 yards for the score.

Florida State's second series of the third quarter produced a spectacular score. It came on a 72-yard pass involving Woodham and Jackie Flowers. That score would become the longest TD pass of the season.

The Seminoles continued to press Houston the next time the Garnet and Gold took the ball. This time Lyles scored on a 14 yard end around and Cappelen's PAT accounted for the final point.

FSU spent much of the fourth quarter in Houston territory, but never penetrated the goal line. Once FSU reached the Cougar 25 before Woodham threw an interception.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
HOUSTON
14
13
0
0
27
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
14
0
21

1st   0- 7  Opp, 13, pass (kick), 11:34
      0-14  Opp, 3, run (kick), 8:49 
      0-14  Dave Cappelen, 43, field goal failed, 3:20 
2nd   0-21  Opp, 4, run (kick), 14:18
      0-27  Opp, 56, run (kick blocked by Bobby Butler), 10:15
      7-27  Mark Lyles, 19, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 6:50 
      7-27  Opp, 35, field goal failed, 0:05 
3rd  14-27  Jackie Flowers, 72, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 7:15 
     21-27  Mark Lyles, 14, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 1:10 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 25 Rushes-yards 24- 79 67-332 Passing 305 79 Att-Comp-Int 32-20-2 11-7-1 Total Yards 56-384 78-411 Punt Returns 3-12 1-9 Kickoff Returns 5-67 4-63 Interception Ret. 1-1 2-32 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 3-46.3 4-37.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties-Yds 5-45 8-48 Attendance 41,142 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Mark Lyles 9- 64 Homes Johnson 13- 42 Jimmy Jordan 1- -13 Wally Woodham 1- -14 Receiving Jackie Flowers 6- 165 Mark Lyles 4- 44 Grady King 5- 40 Sam Platt 2- 38 Kurt Unglaub 1- 16 Homes Johnson 2- 2 Passing Wally Woodham 18-12-1-249 Jimmy Jordan 14- 8-1- 56 Punt Return Keith Jones 2- 7 Sam Platt 1- 5 Kickoff Return Keith Kennedy 2- 26 Homes Johnson 2- 23 Michael Whiting 1- 18 Punting Rohn Stark 3- 139 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paul Piurowski 3 14 17 . . . . . . . . . Ron Simmons 6 11 17 . . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 7 9 16 . . . . . . . . . Monk Bonasorte 5 10 15 . . 1- 1 . . . . . . Willie Jones 5 8 13 1.0- . . . . 1- 0 . . . David Hanks 3 7 10 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 1 7 8 . . . . . . . . . Mike Smith 2 6 8 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 3 3 6 1.0- . . 1 . . . . . Jeremy Mindlin 1 5 6 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Herring 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Butler 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . 1 . Arthur Scott . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Charles Ferguson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Edenbur Richardson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Mark Macek . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Carlton Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mark Lyles 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Keith Jones 1 . 1 1.0- . . . . . . . . Michael Whiting 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 26, CINCINNATI 21

10/07/1978, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1979 FSU Press Guide, Page 73

TALLAHASSEE, FL, October 7, 1978 - Florida State returned to its winning ways - 26-21 over visiting Cincinnati - but it wasn't easy.

In fact, it took a 'miracle' for FSU to hike its season log to 4-1.

Trailing 21-20 late in the game, the Seminoles were at their own 46 and faced with a fourth and 22 situation. That is an impossible task unless you have Jimmy Jordan at quarterback with Sam Platt at a wide receiver. Those two hooked up on a pass reception that resulted in a 54-yard touchdown to give the Seminoles the winning points with only 1:29 remaining in the contest.

A Doak Campbell crowd of 39,599 saw the teams play to a 14-14 deadlock in the first 30 minutes. But Cincinnati went into the lead in the third quarter.

FSU cut its deficit to 21-20 midway through the fourth quarter. The TD came on a Jordan pass of five yards to tight end Grady King. Head Coach Bobby Bowden then elected to go for the win with a two point conversion, but Wally Woodham's pass fell incomplete.

The Seminole defense then stopped Cincinnati on its next series which allowed FSU to get the ball back and have Jordan and Platt perform their magic act.

Cincinnati's defense limited the Seminoles to just 155 yards along the ground but had trouble containing the passing attack where FSU picked up 249 yards with 18 completions in 40 attempts.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CINCINNATI
7
7
7
0
21
FLORIDA STATE
0
14
0
12
26

1st   0- 7  Opp, 2, run (kick), 3:42 
2nd   7- 7  Jackie Flowers, 18, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 13:40
     14- 7  Wally Woodham, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 9:03 
     14-14  Opp, 62, pass (kick), 2:50 
3rd  14-21  Opp, 2, run (kick), 9:07 
4th  20-21  Grady King, 5, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Wally Woodham, pass failed), 6:09 
     26-21  Sam Platt, 54, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Mark Lyles, run failed), 1:29 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 16 Rushes-yards 46-155 45-196 Passing 249 165 Att-Comp-Int 40-18-2 22-12-1 Total Yards 86-404 67-361 Punt Returns 2-11 1-7 Kickoff Returns 2-36 2-41 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 4-34.5 6-30.7 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 3-21 5-25 Attendance 39,599 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Homes Johnson 18- 71 Mark Lyles 14- 46 Ernie Sims 5- 25 Wally Woodham 6- 19 Sam Platt 1- 6 Jimmy Jordan 2- -12 Receiving Jackie Flowers 9- 134 Sam Platt 1- 54 Mark Lyles 5- 41 Bill Keck 1- 8 Ernie Sims 1- 7 Grady King 1- 5 Passing Wally Woodham 27-11-1-135 Jimmy Jordan 13- 7-1-114 Punt Return Keith Jones 2- 11 Kickoff Return Sam Platt 2- 36 Punting Rohn Stark 4- 138 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reggie Herring 4 7 11 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 6 3 9 . . . . . . . . . Ron Simmons 2 7 9 . . . . . . . . . Monk Bonasorte 4 3 7 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . David Hanks 1 5 6 . . . . . . . . . Arthur Scott 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Charles Ferguson 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Paul Piurowski . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Abe Smith 1 3 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Walter Carter . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 2 1 3 . . . 2 . . . . . Bobby Butler 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Mark Macek . 3 3 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Keith Jones 2 1 3 1.0- . . . . . . . . James Gilbert 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Carlton Jones . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Gil Wesley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ron Hester 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Edenbur Richardson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Greg Futch 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

MISSISSIPPI STATE 55, FLORIDA STATE 27

10/14/1978, STARKVILLE, MS

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From the 1979 FSU Press Guide, Page 74

STARKSVILLE, MS, October 14, 1978 - The passing game - something Florida State has become noted for in the past two seasons - came back to haunt the Garnet and Gold in their visit to Mississippi State. The final score: Mississippi State 55 - Florida State 27.

Florida State led by a 21-14 count at halftime. That came after Mississippi State had bolted to a 14-0 lead during the first quarter. In the second 15 minutes, FSU fans saw Jimmy Jordan throw touchdown passes to Jackie Flowers (eight yards) and Sam Platt (10 yards) and Homes Johnson score on a one yard dive.

In the third quarter, the Bulldogs, who were playing before an estimated 36,000 Homecoming fans, tallied 21 points. Two of the touchdowns came on running plays and another came via the pass.

Mississippi State then scored on the first play of the fourth quarter and extended its advantage to 55-21 before the Seminoles again dented the scoreboard on a 52-yard pass involving Jordan and Gator Cherry.

The 55 points was the third largest total ever scored against the Seminoles. The Bulldogs established opponent records for passing yardage (378), total offense (596) and individual yards receiving (175) by Mardye McDole.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
21
0
6
27
MISSISSIPPI STATE
14
0
21
20
55

1st   0- 7  Opp, 27, pass (kick), 12:40
      0-14  Opp, 11, pass (kick), 4:24 
      0-14  Opp, 47, field goal failed, 1:43 
2nd   7-14  Jackie Flowers, 8, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 14:43
     14-14  Sam Platt, 10, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 8:10 
     14-14  Dave Cappelen, 42, field goal failed, 2:05 
     21-14  Homes Johnson, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 0:20 
3rd  21-20  Opp, 12, run (kick failed), 8:55 
     21-28  Opp, 29, run (pass), 6:22 
     21-35  Opp, 34, pass (kick), 5:31 
4th  21-42  Opp, 1, run (kick), 14:57
     21-49  Opp, 37, pass (kick), 9:59 
     21-55  Opp, 2, pass (kick failed), 8:28 
     27-55  Gator Cherry, 52, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick failed), 6:41 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 27 Rushes-yards 45-130 40-218 Passing 297 378 Att-Comp-Int 43-20-2 34-19-1 Total Yards 88-427 74-596 Punt Returns 1--1 1-2 Kickoff Returns 2-25 2-44 Interception Ret. 1-2 2-16 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 5-27.0 2-20.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 5-24 4-45 Attendance 35,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Homes Johnson 15- 79 Ernie Sims 7- 55 Mark Lyles 6- 21 Greg Ramsey 9- 3 Sam Platt 1- -4 Jimmy Jordan 7- -24 Receiving Jackie Flowers 9- 116 Gator Cherry 2- 55 Mark Lyles 3- 50 Homes Johnson 2- 34 Sam Platt 2- 25 Greg Ramsey 1- 14 Ernie Sims 1- 3 Passing Jimmy Jordan 43-20-2-297 Punt Return Keith Jones 1- -1 Kickoff Return Keith Kennedy 1- 19 Gator Cherry 1- 6 Punting Rohn Stark 5- 135 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Keith Jones 6 2 8 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . David Hanks 6 2 8 . . . . . . . . . Hector Gray 6 2 8 . . . . . . . . . Monk Bonasorte 4 2 6 . . 1- 1 . . . . . . Ron Simmons 6 . 6 . . . . . . . . . Charles Ferguson 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Paul Piurowski 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Herring 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Arthur Scott 3 1 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 3 1 4 . . . 2 . . . . . Edenbur Richardson 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Mindlin 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 1 1 2 . . . 3 . . . 1 . Scott McLean 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Mark Macek . . . . . . 1 . . . . .

PITTSBURGH 7, FLORIDA STATE 3

10/21/1978, PITTSBURGH, PA

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From the 1979 FSU Press Guide, Page 75

PITTSBURGH, PA, October 21, 1978 - Pitt shut down Florida State's high powered offense, limiting the Seminoles to a field goal, enroute to a 7-3 victory before 55,104.

All the scoring came in the first half. After missing a 21-yard field goal on its opening series, the Seminoles came back to gain a 3-0 lead when Davy Cappelen booted a 26-yard field goal with 10:27 remaining in the quarter.

Pitt didn't hit the scoreboard until late in the second quarter when Fred Jacobs went over left end for 13 yards and a score.

FSU spent much of the second half in Pitt territory, but was never able to cross the goal line. The Seminoles saw drives end at the Panther 36, 37, 16 and 25.

As the score would indicate, the teams were evenly matched in the statistical categories. The Seminoles enjoyed a 331-297 advantage in total offense and a 19-17 cushion in first downs. The Panthers ran two more plays, 77-75, but averaged just 3.9 yards per play compared to the Seminoles' 4.4.

The Seminoles received an outstanding defensive effort from Pittsburgh native "Monk" Bonasorte, who was credited with seven unassisted tackles and 11 more assists. Also spectacular on defense for the Garnet and Gold was linebacker Reggie Herring, who had six solo tackles and 11 assists.

Florida State's ground attack was all fullback Mark Lyles. He picked up 100 of the Seminoles' 111 net yards for the afternoon.

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

1st   0- 0  Dave Cappelen, 21, field goal failed, 12:20
      3- 0  Dave Cappelen, 26, field goal, 4:33 
2nd   3- 7  Opp, 13, run (kick), 3:29 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 17 Rushes-yards 33-111 57-198 Passing 220 99 Att-Comp-Int 42-21-3 20-9-1 Total Yards 75-331 77-297 Punt Returns 3-3 1-1 Kickoff Returns 1-16 0-0 Interception Ret. 1-21 3-12 Fumble Returns 3-0 2-0 Punts 7-39.4 9-41.2 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 4-3 Penalties-Yds 6-52 8-60 Attendance 55,104 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Mark Lyles 17- 100 Greg Ramsey 9- 32 Gator Cherry 2- 11 Wally Woodham 2- -14 Jimmy Jordan 3- -18 Receiving Grady King 5- 55 Jackie Flowers 3- 48 Greg Ramsey 5- 36 Kurt Unglaub 1- 23 Mark Lyles 4- 17 Sam Platt 1- 17 Gator Cherry 1- 17 Bill Keck 1- 12 Passing Jimmy Jordan 32-15-3-154 Wally Woodham 10- 6-0- 66 Punt Return Keith Jones 3- 3 Kickoff Return Greg Ramsey 1- 16 Punting Rohn Stark 7- 276 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monk Bonasorte 7 11 18 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Herring 6 11 17 . . . . . . . . . Ron Simmons 5 6 11 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . David Hanks . 7 7 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren . 7 7 . . . . . . . . . Charles Ferguson . 7 7 . . . . . . . . . Arthur Scott 3 3 6 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Mark Macek 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 2 3 5 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Hector Gray 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Keith Jones 1 2 3 . . 1- 21 . . 1- 0 . . . Jeremy Mindlin . 3 3 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Mike Kincaid 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Scott McLean 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ken Lanier . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Gil Wesley . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 38, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 16

10/28/1978, HATTIESBURG, MS

From the 1979 FSU Press Guide, Page 76

HATTIESBURG, MS, October 28, 1978 - A 21-2 advantage in the second half pushed Florida State to a 38-16 victory over Southern Mississippi.

The win was the fifth of the season for the Seminoles. It ended a two game losing streak and gave the Seminoles a 5-3 mark as they headed home to complete the season with three games in Doak Campbell Stadium.

With Wally Woodham starting his second game of the campaign, FSU jumped ahead 10-0. Greg Ramsey scored on a two yard run in the first quarter and with just 36 seconds gone in the second quarter, Dave Cappelen booted a 30-yard field goal.

Southern Mississippi narrowed the Seminole lead to 10-7 when it scored midway through the second quarter, but FSU got those points back when Woodham tossed an 11-yard scoring pass to Sam Platt. The score was 17-14 at halftime after USM managed a touchdown with just 20 seconds remaining in the half.

Woodham then took complete control in the second half. He upped his touchdown pass total for the day to four with two scoring strikes in the third quarter and another in the fourth.

Sophomore Jackie Flowers was Woodham's favorite target in the third quarter. Flowers was on the receiving end of scoring tosses for 23 and 61 yards. In the fourth quarter, tight end Grady King caught a one yard Woodham pass.

"Wally Woodham is very important to this football team," head coach Bobby Bowden said. "We must have him throwing. I think there were at least two touchdown passes where Wally threw on busted plays."

Woodham, who guided the team for all but the final series, completed 16 of 24 passes for 237 yards and the four scores. Overall, the Seminoles netted 252 yards in the air and another 109 along the ground. Woodham and backup quarterback Jimmy Jordan utilized all their receivers with 10 different Seminoles being credited with receptions.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
10
14
7
38
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
0
14
0
2
16

1st   7- 0  Greg Ramsey, 2, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 7:45 
2nd  10- 0  Dave Cappelen, 30, field goal, 14:14
     10- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 8:05 
     17- 7  Sam Platt, 11, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 1:33 
     17-14  Opp, 23, pass (kick), 0:20 
3rd  24-14  Jackie Flowers, 23, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 9:15 
     31-14  Jackie Flowers, 61, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 4:51 
4th  38-14  Grady King, 1, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 8:11 
     38-16  Opp, safety
            Note: Quarterback tackled in the end zone.                  


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 18 Rushes-yards 50-109 45-162 Passing 252 103 Att-Comp-Int 27-18-2 18-10-3 Total Yards 77-361 63-265 Punt Returns 3-24 1--2 Kickoff Returns 2-14 6-121 Interception Ret. 3-21 2-15 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 2-35.5 4-41.5 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 4-2 Penalties-Yds 5-68 4-33 Attendance 23,248 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Homes Johnson 14- 59 Greg Ramsey 8- 33 Mark Lyles 18- 32 Jimmy Jordan 1- 3 Michael Whiting 1- 3 Wally Woodham 5- -3 Sam Platt 1- -7 Gator Cherry 2- -11 Receiving Jackie Flowers 2- 84 Sam Platt 4- 64 Phil Williams 4- 45 Mark Lyles 2- 26 Homes Johnson 1- 19 Bill Keck 1- 12 Keith Kennedy 1- 5 Grady King 1- 1 Greg Ramsey 1- 0 Gator Cherry 1- -4 Passing Wally Woodham 24-16-2-237 Jimmy Jordan 3- 2-0- 15 Punt Return Keith Jones 3- 24 Kickoff Return Michael Whiting 1- 19 Greg Ramsey 1- -5 Punting Rohn Stark 2- 71 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reggie Herring 3 6 9 . . 1- 5 . . . . . . Willie Jones 4 3 7 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Hector Gray 4 1 5 . . 1- 16 . . . . . . Monk Bonasorte 4 1 5 . . . 2 . . . . . Ron Simmons 3 1 4 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . 1 . . Keith Jones 4 . 4 1.0- 3.0 . . 2 . . . . . Jeremy Mindlin 4 . 4 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . . James Gilbert 3 1 4 0.5- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . David Hanks 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Arthur Scott 2 1 3 1.5- 14.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Scott Warren 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Butler 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Mark Macek 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Edenbur Richardson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Charles Ferguson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jackie Flowers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Michael Whiting 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Grady King 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Bill Capece 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Carlton Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Gary Henry . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 24, VIRGINIA TECH 14

11/11/1978, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1979 FSU Press Guide, Page 77

TALLAHASSEE, FL, November 11, 1978 - Florida State, playing its first home game in a month, came up with 14 points in the final quarter to topple Virginia Tech, 24-14.

The Seminoles were never in complete command and didn't put the Gobblers away until the final two minutes when a Virginia Tech fumble gave the Seminoles possession at Tech's four. Three plays later fullback Mark Lyles plunged to the end zone from the one for the TD that clinched FSU's sixth victory in nine starts.

FSU took the lead for the first time with 10:20 remaining in the game when Homes Johnson, who gained a career high 152 yards in 27 carries, scored on a pitchout from three yards away. The Davy Cappelen PAT made it 17-14.

Cappelen's field goal from 37 yards away late in the first quarter had given the Seminoles a 3-0 lead. But Virginia Tech countered with a pair of touchdowns early in the second quarter. A one yard plunge by Lyles gave Tech a 14-10 halftime advantage.

State's defense came up with one of its better performances of the season. The Tribe yielded just 146 ground yards and 76 in the air to the Gobblers.

Woodham went the distance at quarterback for the Seminoles, the first time he had accomplished that chore during the season. His passing totals showed 17 completions in 29 attempts for 198 yards. But, more important than the passing yards were the rushing figures showing the Seminoles gained 272 yards in 58 carries. Johnson's 152 yards were an individual season high and fullback Mark Lyles added another 74 in 16 carries. Again Woodham demonstrated that he didn't have a favorite target as eight receivers were credited with receptions. Three pass catchers - Johnson, freshman tight end Sam Childers and Lyles - each had three catches.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA TECH
0
14
0
0
14
FLORIDA STATE
3
7
0
14
24

1st   3- 0  Dave Cappelen, 37, field goal, 3:26 
2nd   3- 7  Opp, 57, run (kick), 10:53
      3-14  Opp, 5, pass (kick), 5:39 
     10-14  Mark Lyles, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 0:05 
4th  17-14  Homes Johnson, 3, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 10:20
     17-14  Dave Cappelen, 22, field goal failed, 5:36 
     24-14  Mark Lyles, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 1:54 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 28 11 Rushes-yards 58-272 35-146 Passing 198 76 Att-Comp-Int 30-17-1 17-9-1 Total Yards 88-470 52-222 Punt Returns 6-25 1-5 Kickoff Returns 1-11 4-49 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-1 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 5-47.0 7-46.4 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 4-28 6-32 Attendance 38,654 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Homes Johnson 27- 152 Mark Lyles 16- 74 Ernie Sims 5- 35 Greg Ramsey 4- 12 Wally Woodham 5- 10 Team 1- -11 Receiving Mark Lyles 3- 40 Sam Platt 2- 35 Homer Johnson 3- 28 Jackie Flowers 2- 27 Bill Keck 2- 27 Sam Childers 3- 26 Kurt Unglaub 1- 8 Phil Williams 1- 7 Passing Wally Woodham 29-17-1-198 Homes Johnson 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Keith Jones 6- 25 Kickoff Return Mark Lyles 1- 11 Punting Rohn Stark 5- 235 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- David Hanks 2 6 8 1.0- . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 4 3 7 2.0- . . . . . . . . Reggie Herring 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Monk Bonasorte 1 5 6 . . . . . . . . . Walter Carter . 6 6 . . . . . . . . . Ron Simmons 2 3 5 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Scott Warren 4 1 5 1.0- . . . . . . . . Bobby Butler 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Mark Macek 3 2 5 1.0- . . . . . . . . Jeremy Mindlin 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Keith Jones 1 1 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . James Gilbert 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Michael Whiting 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Mike Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Wade Wallace 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 38, NAVY 6

11/18/1978, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1979 FSU Press Guide, Page 78

TALLAHASSEE, FL, November 18, 1978 - Jimmy Jordan came off the bench to toss four touchdown passes as Florida State celebrated its Homecoming with a surprisingly easy 38-6 triumph over nationally ranked Navy.

The second largest crowd (45,795) in Doak Campbell Stadium history saw Jordan complete just 15 passes, but they were good for a phenomenal 280 yards. And, with Wally Woodham, the starting quarterback, adding 70 yards in five completions it meant the Seminoles had bombed the Navy defense for 350 yards.

Jordan's favorite target was sophomore wide receiver Sam Platt, who had six receptions - four for touchdowns. Platt and Jordan shared the Chevrolet Offensive Player of the Game award that was given by the ABC-TV announce crew which sent the game to a regional audience that covered more than 25 percent of the United States.

Noseguard Ron Simmons won the Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Game plaque. His stats included seven unassisted tackles, three more assists, three tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.

The Seminoles led by a scanty 7-6 when the teams went to the locker room for intermission. But in the second 30 minutes the Garnet and Gold offense exploded for 17 points in the third quarter and another 14 in the fourth.

Each of the second half touchdowns came via the forward pass with Platt catching the first three on tosses of four, 36 and 51 yards. The final TD was a 23 yarder with tight end Grady King on the receiving end.

The visiting Middies never came close to denting the Seminole goal line. The six points were on field goals from Terry Tata.

State's defense was awesome, especially in the opening half when the Middies gained just 41 yards in 19 carries. Overall, the Navy's ground attack gained 110 yards in 44 carries, but much of that along with 188 passing yards came in the fourth quarter when the Seminole defense included mostly second and third team players.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NAVY
3
3
0
0
6
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
17
14
38

1st   0- 3  Opp, 43, field goal, 0:48 
2nd   7- 3  Greg Ramsey, 12, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 4:10 
      7- 6  Opp, 46, field goal, 2:28 
3rd  10- 6  Dave Cappelen, 38, field goal, 11:58
     17- 6  Sam Platt, 4, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 9:38 
     24- 6  Sam Platt, 36, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 6:55 
4th  31- 6  Sam Platt, 51, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 13:50
     38- 6  Grady King, 23, pass from Jimmy Jordan (Dave Cappelen, kick), 9:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 12 Rushes-yards 36-103 44-110 Passing 350 188 Att-Comp-Int 38-20-2 22-10-2 Total Yards 74-453 66-298 Punt Returns 4-7 2-1 Kickoff Returns 3-57 6-101 Interception Ret. 2-11 2-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 8-42.1 8-41.3 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-2 Penalties-Yds 2-20 1-5 Attendance 45,795 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Greg Ramsey 5- 51 Homes Johnson 15- 45 Mark Lyles 10- 32 Ernie Sims 1- 7 Keith Kennedy 1- 1 Michael Whiting 1- -1 Wally Woodham 1- -5 Jimmy Jordan 1- -13 Sam Platt 1- -14 Receiving Sam Platt 6- 145 Kurt Unglaub 4- 75 Grady King 2- 39 Greg Ramsey 2- 35 Phil Williams 1- 20 Lawrence Strainge 1- 16 Bill Keck 2- 15 Mark Lyles 1- 3 Sam Childers 1- 2 Passing Jimmy Jordan 27-15-0-280 Wally Woodham 11- 5-2- 70 Punt Return Keith Jones 4- 7 Kickoff Return Michael Whiting 2- 45 Mark Lyles 1- 12 Punting Rohn Stark 8- 337 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reggie Herring 6 4 10 . . . . . . . . . Ron Simmons 7 3 10 3.0- . . . . 1- 0 1 . . Willie Jones 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Mindlin 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Arthur Scott 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 2 3 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Charles Ferguson 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . David Hanks 2 2 4 1.0- . . 1 . . . . . Mark Macek 1 3 4 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Bobby Butler 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Keith Jones 1 3 4 . . 1- 11 3 . . . . . Michael Whiting 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Walter Carter 1 2 3 1.0- . . . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Jarvis Coursey 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Gary Henry 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Wade Wallace . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Carlton Jones 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Edenbur Richardson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Scott McLean . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Monk Bonasorte 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Gil Wesley . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Ken Lanier . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Garry Futch 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mike Smith . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . James Gilbert . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Joe Demarest . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Hector Gray . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 38, FLORIDA 21

11/25/1978, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1979 FSU Press Guide, Page 80

TALLAHASSEE, FL, November 25, 1978 - Florida State displayed its most balanced offensive attack of the season and the defense recorded its fifth consecutive second half shutout as the Seminoles turned back arch rival Florida, 38-21.

This was a game that fans of neither school will soon forget. A record Doak Campbell Stadium crowd of 48,432 watched the Seminoles roar to a 21-0 lead in the first 13 minutes. But, Florida came right back to knot the count at 21-21 prior to intermission.

That set the stage for the second half where the Seminole defense took control. Led by Ron Simmons and Willie Jones FSU completely shut down the Gator attack. Florida had just seven first downs in the half and four of those came on the final series. The Gators netted just 127 yards total offense in the second 30 minutes and 45 of those came during the final series.

The Seminoles wasted little time in breaking the halftime deadlock. On their second possession of the third quarter, FSU marched 71 yards in 13 plays with Homes Johnson scoring the six from seven yards away. Davy Cappelen added the PAT.

FSU increased its advantage to 10 points, 31-21, on the second play of the fourth quarter when Cappelen booted a 29-yard field goal.

Defensive end Scott Warren intercepted a Gator pass midway through the fourth quarter to set up the final Seminole touchdown. Warren, who intercepted at the Gator six, returned the ball to the three. Three plays later, Wally Woodham wedged his way to paydirt from the one.

Florida State's ground game keyed the entire offensive attack. The Seminoles picked up 222 ground yards with fullback Mark Lyles gaining 100 and Johnson 66. Woodham completed 16 of 24 passes for 179 yards and Jimmy Jordan added another 15 passing yards with a single reception. That gave the Seminoles 194 air yards and 416 yards total offense.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA
0
21
0
0
21
FLORIDA STATE
21
0
7
10
38

1st   7- 0  Mark Lyles, 6, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 14:44
     14- 0  Mark Lyles, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 10:22
     21- 0  Sam Platt, 40, pass from Wally Woodham (Dave Cappelen, kick), 1:31 
2nd  21- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 12:02
     21-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 9:58 
     21-21  Opp, 12, pass (kick), 0:22 
3rd  28-21  Homes Johnson, 7, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 4:55 
4th  31-21  Dave Cappelen, 29, field goal, 14:33
     38-21  Wally Woodham, 1, run (Dave Cappelen, kick), 8:38 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 16 23 Rushes-yards 45-222 41-115 Passing 194 242 Att-Comp-Int 27-17-0 33-18-3 Total Yards 72-416 74-357 Punt Returns 1--4 2-4 Kickoff Returns 4-59 5-100 Interception Ret. 3-5 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 5-38.6 6-41.2 Fumbles-Lost 4-1 3-2 Penalties-Yds 7-85 9-114 Attendance 48,432 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Mark Lyles 13- 100 Homes Johnson 19- 66 Sam Platt 2- 48 Ernie Sims 3- 14 Wally Woodham 3- 3 Greg Ramsey 3- 0 Jimmy Jordan 2- -9 Receiving Sam Platt 3- 69 Mark Lyles 3- 36 Ernie Sims 2- 24 Kurt Unglaub 1- 19 Homes Johnson 4- 17 Sam Childers 2- 17 Grady King 2- 12 Passing Wally Woodham 24-16-0-179 Jimmy Jordan 3- 1-0- 15 Punt Return Keith Jones 1- -4 Kickoff Return Mark Lyles 2- 32 Greg Ramsey 1- 16 Homes Johnson 1- 11 Punting Rohn Stark 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reggie Herring 5 10 15 . . . . . . . . . Ron Simmons 4 10 14 2.0- . . . . . . . . Willie Jones 9 . 9 5.0- . . . . . . . . Walter Carter . 7 7 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Butler 2 5 7 . . . . . . . . . Gary Henry 2 5 7 . . . . . . . . . David Hanks 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Scott Warren 1 4 5 1.0- . 2- 5 . . . . . . Mike Kincaid 2 3 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Keith Jones 3 1 4 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Arthur Scott 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Michael Whiting 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Edenbur Richardson 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Mindlin . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Garry Futch . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . James Gilbert . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Hector Gray 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mark Macek . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Ernie Sims . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .