Florida State Football - 1985 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bobby Bowden, Head Coach
Chuck Amato, Defensive Line
Mickey Andrews, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs
Wally Burnham, Inside Linebackers
John Eason, Receivers
Jim Gladden, Outside Linebackers
Bob Harbison, Offensive Line
Jack Hines, Graduate Assistant, Receivers
Bobby Johns, Graduate Assistant, Defensive Backs
Wayne McDuffie, Offensive Coordinator
Jay Perkins, Graduate Assistant, Offensive Line
Mark Richt, Graduate Assistant, Quarterbacks
Jeff Schaum, Graduate Assistant, Inside Linebackers
Brad Scott, Recruiting Coordinator, Tight Ends
Billy Sexton, Running Backs
Bob Stinchcomb, Graduate Assistant, Outside Linebackers
Dave Van Halanger, Strength and Conditioning

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1985 FSU Football Media Guide

Coach Bobby Bowden

1985 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 1985 FSU Football Media Guide, page 42

Mark Barron, 6-2, 255, OL, Atlanta, GA - Has good speed for an offensive lineman (4.9 40)...played for an 8-2 North Springs High School program last season...his team averaged 50 running plays per game and 75 percent of those were behind his blocks...will play in Georgia North-South all-star game in July...honorable mention all-state.

John Brown, 6-3, 285, DL, Deland - Honorable mention Class AAAA...did not play football as a junior..can play defensive tackle or noseguard...took third place at state weightlifting championships as both a junior and senior...also performed for his high school's wrestling team where he was third as a junior and state runnerup in the unlimited category as a senior...he went undefeated as a senior until the state championship match where he lost on points (10-5)...went 2-0 against fellow FSU recruit Kenneth Carr of Apopka...a very experienced car mechanic.

Ken Carr, 6-3, 260, OL, Apopka - Earned third team Class AAAA all-state honors although one recruiting specialist listed him as the sixth best offensive guard in the south...Bally 3rd team All-American...came to FSU with teammates Sammie Smith and Anthony Williams...a high school coach, Jay Perkins, is now a graduate assistant at Florida State...a top ten wrestler in the state in the super heavy weight division...lost twice to fellow FSU recruit John Brown of Deland during his senior season.

Keith Carter, 6-3, 228, LB, Miami - One of three All-Americans signed by FSU...named to the Parade All-American team as well as the USA-Today All-American team...also picked to the first team all-state in Class AAAA list and the Orlando Sentinal Super Senior 24 list...Football Weekly tabloid also had him listed as one of its top 100 high school seniors in the country...has super all-around athletic ability and scored 44 points in a basketball game as a junior...he also runs the 40 in 4.8...chose Florida State over Oklahoma, Southern Cal, Ohio State and Ole Miss...is out of same high school as FSU junior linebacker Fred Jones...brother plays at Tennessee State.

Ed Clark, 6-3, 205, LB, Miami - Honorable mention all-county at American High School...newcomer to football after making his mark in track his junior year...is considered one of the state's top ten hurdlers according to the Orlando Sentinel...has run the intermediates in 38.7...one of three Florida State signees from Miami.

Scott DiMare, 6-0, 175, WR, Miami - A Class AAAA all-state performer from Miami Columbus High School...caught 38 passes for 676 yards and seven touchdowns his senior year...DiMare prefers wide receiver but he may also be a candidiate for the defensive secondary before his career at FSU is over...rated as one of the top 10 receivers in the South by one recruiting analyst.

Dedrick Dodge, 6-2, 170, WR-DB, Mulberry - First team all-state in Class AA as a receiver his senior year...has 52 receptions for 617 yards...at defensive back made 12 interceptions...also a standout baseball and basketball player at Mulberry High School...he was the baseball team's MVP as a junior...a native of New Jersey, Dodge changed his name after he was legally adopted by Richmond and Ann Dodge.

Reno Fells, 6-1, 194, FB, Palatka - Missed two games his senior year, but still picked up 914 yards on 126 carries for a 7.3 average playing out of the wishbone...also scored seven touchdowns...picked to the first team Class AAA all-state squad...ran a 9.7 100-yard dash as a junior and bettered that to 9.6 in early season track meets his senior season...broke John L. Williams' (University of Florida) single game rushing record at Palatka High when his 217 yards eclipsed Williams' 213 total...plans to major in criminology at FSU.

Chip Ferguson, 6-2, 196, QB, Spartanburg, SC - Played in South Carolina-North Carolina Shrine Bowl and threw five passes for 125 yards and a TD...set school single season passing records for touchdowns (21) and total offensive yards (2,557), breaking Steve Fuller's (Clemson and Chicago Bears) marks...also ran for 10 TDs...passed for 1,400 yards as junior.

Kevin Grant, 6-3, 207, LB, Ocala - Played outside linebacker and fullback at Forest High School...earned all-conference honors his senior year...as a runner, gained 400 yards and scored six TDs...started at defensive end as a sophomore and junior before making the switch to linebacker...an excellent athletic specimen, has room for growth as well as 4.6 speed in the 40...runs track and throws the shot (52-1) and discus and runs the hurdles as well (14.5)...also a good student.

Odell Haggins, 6-1, 210, LB, Bartow - Chosen to the third team Class AAA all-state list...played outside linebacker his sophomore and junior seasons before being mved inside...chose FSU over Auburn, Mississippi State, Florida and Miami.

Thomas Harp, 6-1, 280, NG, Winter Garden - Junior college transfer who will provide size on the defensive front...listed at a third team position but coaches say he can play right away...moves well for a big man, has football sense and could be dominating...coaches would like to redshirt him until he learns the FSU system but that luxury may not be available...attended Pratt Junior College in Kansas where he was an honorable mention All-American and a first team all-conference pick...came in second in voting for the Kansas Jayhawk Conference's Defensive Player of the Year award...played defensive line at Winter Garden...brother of former FSU offensive lineman Herbert Harp, who played through the 1983 season.

Eric Hayes, 6-3, 280, DL, Tampa - Super Senior 24 member and an honorable mention All-USA pick...United States Reserve Junior All-Star team...first team Class AAAA all-state noseguard from Tampa King High School...will play in theFlorida-Georgia all-star game this year...cousin of FSU freshman linebacker Felton Hayes...picked Florida State over Alabama.

Scott Johnston, 6-1, 180, QB-P-K, Fort Lauderdale - Earned USA Today All-USA honors as a punter/kicker...also named to the Super Seniors 24 list and all-state first team...as a kicker, made 81 of 91 extra point attempts and 27 of 49 field goals over a four-year career...longest kick was a 55-yarder...averaged 44.9 yards a punt his senior season...started 22 games as a quarterback and threw for 3,090 yards over his last two seasons...also accounted for 39 touchdowns...completed 54 percent of his passes and had 28 interceptions...second leading scorer in the country as a 9th grade field goal kicker.

Eric Krohn, 6-3, 240, DL, Paoli, PA - Played middle guard and tight end in high school...led his team in sacks and tackles his senior year...all-district and honorable mention all-state at Conestoga High School...attended FSU football camp where he came to like the FSU campus...runs a 4.7 40 yard dash.

Bryan Law, 6-2, 246, OL, Lake Wales - Comes from same high school as formwe Seminoles John and Scott McLean...played several positions his senior year, including defensive tackle, offensive guard and center...president of the student body at Lake Wales High...wants to major in political science and pre-law.

Chris Lundahl, 6-3, 191, QB, Provo, UT - recommended by Brigham Young coach LaVell Edwards...led his Timpview High School team to an 8-3 record his senior year...threw for 2,224 yards and 24 touchdowns...also played baseball and ran track for Timpview...one of 12 children in his family...his brother Brigham was a running back at BYU while his father was a high school All-American...did not play high school football as a sophomore since his family had moved to California and he was ineligible...although Lundahl is Mormon, it would not be mandatory that he do mission work that would interrupt his stay at FSU.

Chris Miller, 6-2, 262, DT, Tallahassee - Earned first team Class AAA honors as a defensive lineman...named to the Super Senior 24 and the All-South list that is picked by the Orlando Sentinel and covers 12 states...was also the Big Bend area Defensive Player of the Year...played both sides of the line at Tallahassee Leon High School...as a fullback, he averaged 4.9 yards on 102 carries...dropped out of school briefly at the end of his sophomore year to help his family and attended night school to catch up.

John Parks, 6-4, 193, DB, Ormond Beach - Made the first team Class AAA all-state team as a free safety...his name can also be found on the Super Senior 24 list...made 66 tackles and four interceptions as a defensive back...on offense Parks caught 17 balls for 374 yards and eight TDs...also plays basketball and was named to the Volusia County all-star team following his senior season as well as being chosen to the honorable mention all-state team...also participated in track and field and has high jumped 6-8...chose FSU over South Carolina.

Keith Ross, 5-10, 175, RB-DB, Newberry - Originally signed by Florida in 1982 but never enrolled...instead signed with the Phillies and played minor league baseball for two years...AA first team all-state as a senior running back in 1981 when he rushed for 1,600 yards, a 6.9 average, and scored 16 TDs...his career stats included 590 rushes for 4,990 yards and 39 touchdowns, 39 returns for 1,208 yards and five TDs, and five receptions for 166 yards and three TDs...that adds up to all-purpose yardage of 6,364 yards and 47 TDs...also played defensive back at Newberry...state 100 and 220 champion and anchored the winning 440 yard rrelay as Newberry won the AA state track and field championship...projected as a running back at FSU and will add depth to the tailback slot.

Deion Sanders, 6-1, 175, WR-DB, Fort Myers - Played quarterback and defensive back his senior year of high school...ran for 133 yards one game and passed for 136 in another...his season totals were 839 passing yards and 499 rushing...picked off four interceptions as a defensive back...limited by a knee injury late in the season...recovered in time for basketball season, and was chosen to the Southwest Florida team as well as second team all-state while averaging 24 points per game...may give some thought to playing baseball at FSU also.

Sammie Smith, 6-1, 210, TB, Apopka - Named to almost every all-star team in the country...a Parade All-American, USA-Today All-American, Bally's All-American, Super Senior 24 list in the state of Florida and a first team Class AAAA all-state choice...he was also named to Football Weekly's list of top 100 football players in the country...gained 1,210 yards in 119 carries and scored 16 TDs while playing just 7.5 games his senior season...rushed for 930 yards in just five games...had two 200-yard first halves...as a junior, rushed for 1,485 yards in 180 carries and scored 23 times...also excells in track where he won the Class AAAA state championship in the 100 (9.6) and 200 (21.3) his junior year...and finished third as a senior.

Michael Tanks, 6-3, 240, LB, Decatur, GA - Will be one of 12 future Seminoles in the Florida-Georgia all-star game this summer...his high school coach William Godfrey will coach the wide receivers in that game...played defensive end and tight end for his Southwest Dekalb High School team...the team went undefeated in the regular season...runs a 4.6 in the 40 yards...took official visits to Wisconsin, Wake Forest, Eastern Kentucky, East Carolina and FSU.

Shelton Thompson, 6-3, 200, LB, Lakeland - Third team AAA all-state selection as a senior at Lake Gibson High School...also earned all-county recognition at both linebacker and offensive tacke...holds the school record in the discus.

Pat Tomberlin, 6-4, 300, OL-DL, Middleburg - Made 65 stops as a defensive tackle his senior year...first team Class AAAA all-state performer and a Super 24 Senior...biggest Florida State signee...considered to have good speed...also pitches for his high school's baseball team.

Pat White, 6-2, 186, WR, Tampa - Caught 47 passes for 743 yards and five touchdowns...led all AAAA receivers in yardage and was fifth in 3A and 4A receptions...his high school wide receiver coach was Roger Overby, a former wide receiver at FSU...has also played some tight end...has just played a total of two years of football...chose FSU over Tennessee, Syracuse, Arizona State and Louisville...a 3.5 student while taking college preparatory classes.

Alphonso Williams, 6-0, 187, DB, Lloyd - Rates among the top 15 defensive backs in the state according to the Orlando Sentinel...played cornerback and safety on defense and wide receiver on offense at Jefferson County High School...a first team Class AA all-state selection...averaged 13 solo tackles per game, 130 on the season in 1984...best single game effort was a 17 solo tackle game...as a wide receiver, caught 20 passes and three touchdowns...All-Big Bend...a B student.

Anthony Williams, 6-3, 268, DL, Apopka - An All-South performer out of Apapka High...a first team all-state selection in Class AAAA...received the Orlando Touchdown Club's Defensive Player of the Year award...named to Football Weekly's list of top 100 high school seniors in the nation...will be playing with and against future teammates at the Florida-Georgia All-Star game this summer...could get an early look in the Seminole fall workouts.

Peter Tom Willis, 6-3, 180, QB, Morris, AL - The Class AAAA Player of the Year in Alabama...an all-state and All-South selection as well...threw for over 2,000 yards and 21 touchdowns at Mortimer Jordan High School...passed for nearly 400 yards in one game and five touchdowns in another as his school went 9-3...honorable mention all-state in basketball his senior year.

Tony Yeomans, 6-2, 285, DT, Jesup, GA - Played noseguard at Wayne County High School...had 46 solo tackles and 26 assists in 1984...also caused 24 fumbles...was a four-year starter on the defensive line...will play in Florida-Georgia all-star game...has a 3.3 grade point average...recruiting specialist Bill Buchalter calls him "the most unknown lineman in the South."


1985 Roster - By Name

From the 1985 FSU Football Media Guide, page 45.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  70 Roger Agne            OT-OG   6-4   270  Jr-R      Jacksonville (Fletcher)
   2 Ronnie Andrews        WR      5-9   167  So        Tallahassee (Dobson)
* 60 John Bamber           OT      6-5   274  Jr-R      Philadelphia, PA (Friends)
*  7 Barry Barco           KS      5-9   170  Jr   **   Orange Park (Bolles)
  61 Mark Barron           OL      6-2   255  Fr        Atlanta, GA (North Springs)
* 66 Parrish Barwick       C       6-0   283  Jr-R **   Crawfordville (Wakulla)
  44 Pete Bazos            FB      6-1   224  Jr        Coral Springs (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
*  6 Louis Berry           P       6-0   185  Jr   **   Panama City (John F. Kennedy)
  72 John Brown            DL      6-3   285  Fr        Deland (Deland)
*  9 Phillip Bryant        WR      5-10  180  Fr-R      Bainbridge, GA (Bainbridge)
  78 Ken Carr              OL      6-3   260  Fr        Apopka (Apopka)
  59 Keith Carter          LB      6-3   228  Fr        Miami (South Miami)
* 85 Pat Carter            TE      6-4   255  So   *    Sarasota (Riverview)
* 68 Lenny Chavers         NG      6-0   260  Sr-R ***  Osteen (Deland)
  95 Pat Cicalese          TE      6-3   225  Jr-R *    Pompano Beach (Pompano Beach)
* 41 Ed Clark              LB      6-3   205  Fr        Miami (American)
* 11 Kirk Coker            QB      6-0   184  Sr-R *    Perry (Taylor County/North Alabama)
  12 J.P. Connolly         QB      6-0   189  So-R      Oakdale, NY (Connetquot/Choate Rosemary Hall)
* 39 Brian Davis           SS      6-0   194  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  21 Dwayne Denson         TB      6-1   226  So   *    Norristown, PA (Norristown)
  50 Don Desenso           OG      6-1   287  Jr        Miami (Killian)
  81 Scott DiMare          WR      6-0   175  Fr        Miami (Columbus)
  28 Dedrick Dodge         WR-DB   6-2   170  Fr        Mulberry (Mulberry)
* 64 Jamie Dukes           OG      6-0   272  Sr   ***  Orlando (Evans)
  52 John Eaford           ILB     6-2   234  So   *    Miami (Norland)
  43 Reno Fells            FB      6-1   194  Fr        Palatka (Palatka)
*  5 Chip Ferguson         QB      6-2   196  Fr        Spartanburg, SC (Spartanburg)
* 27 Victor Floyd          RB      5-11  190  Fr-R      Pensacola (Pensacola)
* 76 Steve Gabbard         DT      6-5   263  Fr-R      Concord, NC (Independence)
*  3 Herb Gainer           WR      6-2   187  So-R *    Sarasota (Sarasota)
  47 Kevin Grant           LB      6-3   207  Fr        Ocala (Forest)
* 65 Darryl Gray           OLB     6-2   236  Sr-R **   Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
  30 Terry Griggley        FS      5-11  192  So   *    Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 35 John Hadley           FS      6-5   212  Fr-R      Orlando (Evans)
  53 Odell Haggins         LB      6-1   210  Fr        Bartow (Bartow)
  21 Rocky Hanna           DB      5-10  195  Jr        Tallahassee (Leon)
  58 Thomas Harp           NG      6-1   280  Jr        Winter Garden (West Orange/Pratt CC)
  93 Eric Hayes            DL      6-3   280  Fr        Tampa (King)
* 46 Felton Hayes          ILB     6-1   226  Fr-R      Brandon (Brandon)
* 75 Tim Hebron            OT      6-5   274  Jr-R      Saint Louis, MO (Vianney)
* 99 Bruce Heggie          OLB     6-4   238  Jr   **   Saint Louis, MO (Lafayette)
* 61 Jim Hendley           OG-OT   6-3   257  Jr-R *    Nashville, GA (Berrien)
* 24 Darrin Holloman       WR      5-7   168  So-R *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 30 Tanner Holloman       FB      5-11  207  Jr-R      Tallahassee (Leon/Tennessee)
  69 Joey Ionata           OT      6-2   263  Fr-R      Dunedin (Dunedin)
* 77 John Ionata           OT      6-3   279  Sr   ***  Dunedin (Dunedin)
* 84 Garth Jax             OLB     6-2   230  Sr   ***  Houston, TX (Strake Jesuit College Prep)
  91 Anthony Johnson       DT      6-4   263  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Raines)
   8 Scott Johnston        QB-P-K  6-1   180  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Stranahan)
* 42 Cletis Jones          FB      6-0   222  Sr   **   Miami (Southridge)
* 55 Fred Jones            ILB     6-3   242  Jr   **   Miami (South Miami)
* 88 Hassan Jones          WR      6-1   200  Sr   ***  Clearwater (Clearwater)
  94 Eric Krohn            DL      6-3   240  Fr        Paoli, PA (Conestoga)
  62 Jason Kuipers         OG      6-2   249  Fr-R      Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
  72 Bryan Law             OL      6-2   246  Fr        Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 74 Pablo Lopez           OT      6-4   268  So-R *    Miami (South Miami)
  13 Chris Lundahl         QB      6-3   191  Fr        Provo, UT (Timpview)
  90 Grady Martin          DT      6-3   255  So-R      Orlando (Colonial)
* 32 Martin Mayhew         DB      5-8   172  So-R *    Tallahassee (Florida)
* 38 Paul McGowan          LB      6-1   218  So   *    Winter Park (Winter Park)
* 14 Danny McManus         QB      6-1   187  So-R      Hollywood (South Broward)
  97 Chris Miller          DT      6-2   262  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 40 Greg Newell           SS      5-11  193  So-R *    Panama City (Mosley)
* 79 Gerald Nichols        DT-DE   6-2   265  Jr-R **   Saint Louis, MO (Hazelwood East)
* 92 Tom O'Malley          TE-C    6-3   243  Fr-R      Darien, CT (Darien)
  81 Justin Owen           WR      6-0   175  Jr        Ocala (Eastland)
* 48 David Palmer          FB      6-2   218  So   *    Tallahassee (Florida)
* 96 Pete Panton           TE      6-2   225  Sr-R **   Laurel (Venice)
* 19 John Parks            DB      6-4   193  Fr        Ormond Beach (Seabreeze)
* 29 Bill Richardson       CB      5-11  177  Sr        Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
* 51 Marty Riggs           C       6-2   248  So-R      Louisville, KY (Saint Xavier)
  67 Ulysses Roberson      OLB     6-4   242  Jr   **   Auburndale (Auburndale)
* 15 Terry Robinson        CB      5-10  187  Fr-R      Deland (Deland)
* 20 Keith Ross            RB-DB   5-10  175  Fr        Newberry (Newberry)
* 63 Mark Salva            OG      6-2   250  So   *    Winter Park (Winter Park)
*  2 Deion Sanders         WR-DB   6-1   175  Fr        Fort Myers (North Fort Myers)
* 16 Tracy Sanders         QB      6-1   173  Fr-R      Bradenton (Manatee)
* 18 Derek Schmidt         KS      5-11  180  So   *    Sarasota (Sarasota)
* 56 Dave Schrenker        C       6-3   250  So-R      Panama City (Mosley)
  86 Carlton Scott         WR      5-7   170  So   *    Chiefland (Chiefland)
* 83 Stanley Scott         DT      6-3   238  Sr   **   Brandon (Brandon)
  50 Steve Sellers         OL      6-5   250  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
* 37 Stan Shiver           SS      6-2   192  Fr-R      Tifton, GA (Tift County)
  33 Sammie Smith          TB      6-1   210  Fr        Apopka (Apopka)
* 49 Tony Smith            TB      5-10  179  Sr-R **   Miami (Southridge)
  20 Roosevelt Snipes      TB      5-9   177  Sr   **   Sarasota (Sarasota/Coffeyville CC)
* 57 Jesse Solomon         ILB     6-1   240  Sr   *    Madison (Madison County/North Florida CC)
* 98 Keith Southwood       NG      6-0   233  Jr   *    Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
* 36 Eric Stiehl           OLB     6-5   228  So-R *    Neptune Beach (Fletcher)
* 71 Todd Stroud           NG      5-11  233  Sr   **   Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
     Lenny Sutton          SS      6-0   213  Jr        Sanford (Seminole)
  31 Michael Tanks         LB      6-3   240  Fr        Decatur, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
* 22 Curtis Thomas         DB      5-11  180  So        Thomasville, GA (Thomasville)
*  1 Eric Thomas           QB      6-1   200  Sr-R **   Lake Park, GA (Lowndes County)
  10 Ben Thompson          WR      6-3   182  Jr        Midlothian, VA (Midlothian)
  54 Shelton Thompson      LB      6-3   200  Fr        Lakeland (Lake Gibson)
  78 Willie Tilton         OL      6-2   255  Jr-R      Palatka (Palatka)
* 72 Pat Tomberlin         OL-DL   6-4   300  Fr        Middleburg (Middleburg)
* 80 Terry Warren          OLB     6-1   225  So-R *    Titusville (Leon)
* 44 Chuck Wells           FB      6-1   205  So-R      Jacksonville (Orange Park)
* 87 Gaylon White          TE      6-1   225  So-R *    Atlanta, GA (Palmetto)
  23 Pat White             WR      6-2   186  Fr        Tampa (Hillsborough)
* 82 Randy White           WR      6-0   179  So-R      Marianna (Marianna)
* 26 Alphonso Williams     DB      6-0   187  Fr        Lloyd (Jefferson County)
  73 Anthony Williams      DL      6-3   268  Fr        Apopka (Apopka)
* 17 Eric Williams         CB      5-9   180  So-R *    Safety Harbor (Countryside)
* 45 Isaac Williams        DT      6-1   260  Sr   ***  Sanford (Seminole)
   4 Peter Tom Willis      QB      6-3   180  Fr        Morris, AL (Mortimer Jordan)
  47 Stuart Wyatt          ILB     6-0   215  Jr-R      Columbus, OH (Eastmoor Academy)
  98 Tony Yeomans          DT      6-2   285  Fr        Jesup, GA (Wayne County)

1985 Roster - By Number

From the 1985 FSU Football Media Guide, page 45.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Lenny Sutton          SS      6-0   213  Jr        Sanford (Seminole)
*  1 Eric Thomas           QB      6-1   200  Sr-R **   Lake Park, GA (Lowndes County)
   2 Ronnie Andrews        WR      5-9   167  So        Tallahassee (Dobson)
*  2 Deion Sanders         WR-DB   6-1   175  Fr        Fort Myers (North Fort Myers)
*  3 Herb Gainer           WR      6-2   187  So-R *    Sarasota (Sarasota)
   4 Peter Tom Willis      QB      6-3   180  Fr        Morris, AL (Mortimer Jordan)
*  5 Chip Ferguson         QB      6-2   196  Fr        Spartanburg, SC (Spartanburg)
*  6 Louis Berry           P       6-0   185  Jr   **   Panama City (John F. Kennedy)
*  7 Barry Barco           KS      5-9   170  Jr   **   Orange Park (Bolles)
   8 Scott Johnston        QB-P-K  6-1   180  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Stranahan)
*  9 Phillip Bryant        WR      5-10  180  Fr-R      Bainbridge, GA (Bainbridge)
  10 Ben Thompson          WR      6-3   182  Jr        Midlothian, VA (Midlothian)
* 11 Kirk Coker            QB      6-0   184  Sr-R *    Perry (Taylor County/North Alabama)
  12 J.P. Connolly         QB      6-0   189  So-R      Oakdale, NY (Connetquot/Choate Rosemary Hall)
  13 Chris Lundahl         QB      6-3   191  Fr        Provo, UT (Timpview)
* 14 Danny McManus         QB      6-1   187  So-R      Hollywood (South Broward)
* 15 Terry Robinson        CB      5-10  187  Fr-R      Deland (Deland)
* 16 Tracy Sanders         QB      6-1   173  Fr-R      Bradenton (Manatee)
* 17 Eric Williams         CB      5-9   180  So-R *    Safety Harbor (Countryside)
* 18 Derek Schmidt         KS      5-11  180  So   *    Sarasota (Sarasota)
* 19 John Parks            DB      6-4   193  Fr        Ormond Beach (Seabreeze)
* 20 Keith Ross            RB-DB   5-10  175  Fr        Newberry (Newberry)
  20 Roosevelt Snipes      TB      5-9   177  Sr   **   Sarasota (Sarasota/Coffeyville CC)
  21 Dwayne Denson         TB      6-1   226  So   *    Norristown, PA (Norristown)
  21 Rocky Hanna           DB      5-10  195  Jr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 22 Curtis Thomas         DB      5-11  180  So        Thomasville, GA (Thomasville)
  23 Pat White             WR      6-2   186  Fr        Tampa (Hillsborough)
* 24 Darrin Holloman       WR      5-7   168  So-R *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 26 Alphonso Williams     DB      6-0   187  Fr        Lloyd (Jefferson County)
* 27 Victor Floyd          RB      5-11  190  Fr-R      Pensacola (Pensacola)
  28 Dedrick Dodge         WR-DB   6-2   170  Fr        Mulberry (Mulberry)
* 29 Bill Richardson       CB      5-11  177  Sr        Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
  30 Terry Griggley        FS      5-11  192  So   *    Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 30 Tanner Holloman       FB      5-11  207  Jr-R      Tallahassee (Leon/Tennessee)
  31 Michael Tanks         LB      6-3   240  Fr        Decatur, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
* 32 Martin Mayhew         DB      5-8   172  So-R *    Tallahassee (Florida)
  33 Sammie Smith          TB      6-1   210  Fr        Apopka (Apopka)
* 35 John Hadley           FS      6-5   212  Fr-R      Orlando (Evans)
* 36 Eric Stiehl           OLB     6-5   228  So-R *    Neptune Beach (Fletcher)
* 37 Stan Shiver           SS      6-2   192  Fr-R      Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 38 Paul McGowan          LB      6-1   218  So   *    Winter Park (Winter Park)
* 39 Brian Davis           SS      6-0   194  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 40 Greg Newell           SS      5-11  193  So-R *    Panama City (Mosley)
* 41 Ed Clark              LB      6-3   205  Fr        Miami (American)
* 42 Cletis Jones          FB      6-0   222  Sr   **   Miami (Southridge)
  43 Reno Fells            FB      6-1   194  Fr        Palatka (Palatka)
  44 Pete Bazos            FB      6-1   224  Jr        Coral Springs (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 44 Chuck Wells           FB      6-1   205  So-R      Jacksonville (Orange Park)
* 45 Isaac Williams        DT      6-1   260  Sr   ***  Sanford (Seminole)
* 46 Felton Hayes          ILB     6-1   226  Fr-R      Brandon (Brandon)
  47 Kevin Grant           LB      6-3   207  Fr        Ocala (Forest)
  47 Stuart Wyatt          ILB     6-0   215  Jr-R      Columbus, OH (Eastmoor Academy)
* 48 David Palmer          FB      6-2   218  So   *    Tallahassee (Florida)
* 49 Tony Smith            TB      5-10  179  Sr-R **   Miami (Southridge)
  50 Don Desenso           OG      6-1   287  Jr        Miami (Killian)
  50 Steve Sellers         OL      6-5   250  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
* 51 Marty Riggs           C       6-2   248  So-R      Louisville, KY (Saint Xavier)
  52 John Eaford           ILB     6-2   234  So   *    Miami (Norland)
  53 Odell Haggins         LB      6-1   210  Fr        Bartow (Bartow)
  54 Shelton Thompson      LB      6-3   200  Fr        Lakeland (Lake Gibson)
* 55 Fred Jones            ILB     6-3   242  Jr   **   Miami (South Miami)
* 56 Dave Schrenker        C       6-3   250  So-R      Panama City (Mosley)
* 57 Jesse Solomon         ILB     6-1   240  Sr   *    Madison (Madison County/North Florida CC)
  58 Thomas Harp           NG      6-1   280  Jr        Winter Garden (West Orange/Pratt CC)
  59 Keith Carter          LB      6-3   228  Fr        Miami (South Miami)
* 60 John Bamber           OT      6-5   274  Jr-R      Philadelphia, PA (Friends)
  61 Mark Barron           OL      6-2   255  Fr        Atlanta, GA (North Springs)
* 61 Jim Hendley           OG-OT   6-3   257  Jr-R *    Nashville, GA (Berrien)
  62 Jason Kuipers         OG      6-2   249  Fr-R      Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
* 63 Mark Salva            OG      6-2   250  So   *    Winter Park (Winter Park)
* 64 Jamie Dukes           OG      6-0   272  Sr   ***  Orlando (Evans)
* 65 Darryl Gray           OLB     6-2   236  Sr-R **   Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 66 Parrish Barwick       C       6-0   283  Jr-R **   Crawfordville (Wakulla)
  67 Ulysses Roberson      OLB     6-4   242  Jr   **   Auburndale (Auburndale)
* 68 Lenny Chavers         NG      6-0   260  Sr-R ***  Osteen (Deland)
  69 Joey Ionata           OT      6-2   263  Fr-R      Dunedin (Dunedin)
  70 Roger Agne            OT-OG   6-4   270  Jr-R      Jacksonville (Fletcher)
* 71 Todd Stroud           NG      5-11  233  Sr   **   Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
  72 John Brown            DL      6-3   285  Fr        Deland (Deland)
  72 Bryan Law             OL      6-2   246  Fr        Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 72 Pat Tomberlin         OL-DL   6-4   300  Fr        Middleburg (Middleburg)
  73 Anthony Williams      DL      6-3   268  Fr        Apopka (Apopka)
* 74 Pablo Lopez           OT      6-4   268  So-R *    Miami (South Miami)
* 75 Tim Hebron            OT      6-5   274  Jr-R      Saint Louis, MO (Vianney)
* 76 Steve Gabbard         DT      6-5   263  Fr-R      Concord, NC (Independence)
* 77 John Ionata           OT      6-3   279  Sr   ***  Dunedin (Dunedin)
  78 Ken Carr              OL      6-3   260  Fr        Apopka (Apopka)
  78 Willie Tilton         OL      6-2   255  Jr-R      Palatka (Palatka)
* 79 Gerald Nichols        DT-DE   6-2   265  Jr-R **   Saint Louis, MO (Hazelwood East)
* 80 Terry Warren          OLB     6-1   225  So-R *    Titusville (Leon)
  81 Scott DiMare          WR      6-0   175  Fr        Miami (Columbus)
  81 Justin Owen           WR      6-0   175  Jr        Ocala (Eastland)
* 82 Randy White           WR      6-0   179  So-R      Marianna (Marianna)
* 83 Stanley Scott         DT      6-3   238  Sr   **   Brandon (Brandon)
* 84 Garth Jax             OLB     6-2   230  Sr   ***  Houston, TX (Strake Jesuit College Prep)
* 85 Pat Carter            TE      6-4   255  So   *    Sarasota (Riverview)
  86 Carlton Scott         WR      5-7   170  So   *    Chiefland (Chiefland)
* 87 Gaylon White          TE      6-1   225  So-R *    Atlanta, GA (Palmetto)
* 88 Hassan Jones          WR      6-1   200  Sr   ***  Clearwater (Clearwater)
  90 Grady Martin          DT      6-3   255  So-R      Orlando (Colonial)
  91 Anthony Johnson       DT      6-4   263  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Raines)
* 92 Tom O'Malley          TE-C    6-3   243  Fr-R      Darien, CT (Darien)
  93 Eric Hayes            DL      6-3   280  Fr        Tampa (King)
  94 Eric Krohn            DL      6-3   240  Fr        Paoli, PA (Conestoga)
  95 Pat Cicalese          TE      6-3   225  Jr-R *    Pompano Beach (Pompano Beach)
* 96 Pete Panton           TE      6-2   225  Sr-R **   Laurel (Venice)
  97 Chris Miller          DT      6-2   262  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 98 Keith Southwood       NG      6-0   233  Jr   *    Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
  98 Tony Yeomans          DT      6-2   285  Fr        Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
* 99 Bruce Heggie          OLB     6-4   238  Jr   **   Saint Louis, MO (Lafayette)

1985 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Louis Berry              Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Jamie Dukes              Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         United Press International - 2nd Team All-American
                         Football News - 3rd Team All-American
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American

Chip Ferguson            Football News - 2nd Team Freshman All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

Victor Floyd             Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

John Ionata              Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         Football News - All-American - Honorable Mention

Hassan Jones             Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Pablo Lopez              Football News - 3rd Team Sophomore All-American

Martin Mayhew            Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Paul McGowan             Football News - 2nd Team Sophomore All-American
                         Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Gerald Nichols           Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Derek Schmidt            Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

Stan Shiver              Football News - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

Pat Tomberlin            Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Isaac Williams           Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         Football News - All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans - 14

1985 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Greg Allen               26      RB                 Cleveland  Browns
Leon Bright              29      PR-KR              Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bobby Butler             23      CB                 Atlanta Falcons
Alphonso Carreker        76      DE                 Green Bay Packers
Harvey Clayton           33      CB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jessie Hester            84      WR                 Los Angeles Raiders
Bobby Jackson            40      CB                 New York Jets
Ken Lanier               76      OT                 Denver Broncos
Dennis McKinnon          85      WR                 Chicago Bears
Zeke Mowatt              84      TE                 New York Giants
Lee Nelson               38      CB                 St. Louis  Cardinals
David Ponder             97      DE                 Dallas Cowboys
Rohn Stark                3      P                  Indianapolis Colts
Weegie Thompson          87      WR                 Pittsburgh Steelers

Noles in the Pros - 14

1985 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
REC
08/31
Ref
A
TULANE
W 38-12
19
 
 
 
 
 
1-10
09/07
Ref
A
NEBRASKA
W 17-13
17
 
10
 
11
10
9-3
09/21
Ref
H
MEMPHIS STATE
W 19-10
6
 
 
 
 
 
2-7-2
09/28
Ref
H
KANSAS
W 24-20
4
 
 
 
 
 
6-6
10/12
Ref
A
AUBURN
L 27-59
4
 
12
 
 
 
8-4
10/19
Ref
H
TULSA
W 76-14
13
 
 
 
 
 
6-5
10/26
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
W 20-10
11
 
 
 
 
 
5-6
11/02
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 27-35
10
 
11
 
9
8
10-2
11/09
Ref
H
SOUTH CAROLINA
W 56-14
16
 
 
 
 
 
5-6
11/16
Ref
H
WESTERN CAROLINA
W 50-10
15
 
 
 
 
 
4-6-1
11/30
Ref
A
FLORIDA
L 14-38
12
 
6
 
5
 
9-1-1
12/30
Ref
N
OKLAHOMA STATE
Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fl
W 34-23
18
 
19
 
 
 
8-4
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    9- 3     5-1     3-2     1-0
AGAINST TOP 25   2- 3     0-1     1-2     1-0

FINAL  AP - 15
FINAL UPI - 13


1985 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Victor Floyd 11/09/1985 SOUTH CAROLINA 15 212 14.13 1 Tony Smith 12/30/1985 OKLAHOMA STATE 24 201 8.38 0 Keith Ross 11/09/1985 SOUTH CAROLINA 22 163 7.41 2 Tony Smith 10/19/1985 TULSA 15 147 9.80 2 Tony Smith 09/28/1985 KANSAS 21 132 6.29 0 Tony Smith 11/16/1985 WESTERN CAROLINA 11 114 10.36 1 Keith Ross 11/16/1985 WESTERN CAROLINA 15 103 6.87 2

1985 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Herb Gainer 12/30/1985 OKLAHOMA STATE 7 148 21.14 2 Hassan Jones 11/30/1985 FLORIDA 5 120 24.00 0 Phillip Bryant 09/28/1985 KANSAS 4 113 28.25 2 Hassan Jones 09/28/1985 KANSAS 7 107 15.29 0 Hassan Jones 11/16/1985 WESTERN CAROLINA 4 103 25.75 1

1985 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chip Ferguson 12/30/1985 OKLAHOMA STATE 43 20 338 1 7.86 2

1985 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 368 235 Points Per Game............. 33.5 21.4 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 45 30 TDs Rushing................. 21 12 TDs Passing................. 18 15 TDs Fumble Return........... 0 0 TDs Punt Return............. 2 0 TDs Interception............ 4 3 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 44-45 29-30 Kick........................ 44-44 29-30 Pass........................ 0- 1 0- 0 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 18-25 8-14 SAFETY........................ 0 1 FIRST DOWNS................... 228 183 Rushing..................... 118 88 Passing..................... 96 84 Penalty..................... 14 11 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 2369 1617 Yards gained rushing........ 2648 2054 Yards lost rushing.......... 279 437 Rushing Attempts............ 503 457 Average Per Rush............ 4.7 3.5 Average Per Game............ 215.4 147.0 PASSING YARDAGE............... 2078 1924 Att-Comp-Int................ 277-149-17 308-164-22 Efficiency.................. 125.98 107.51 Average Per Pass............ 7.5 6.2 Average Per Catch........... 13.9 11.7 Average Per Game............ 188.9 174.9 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 4447 3541 Total Plays................. 780 765 Average Per Play............ 5.7 4.6 Average Per Game............ 404.3 321.9 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 25- 484 44- 684 Average Per Return.......... 19.4 15.5 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 38-342 24-161 Average Per Return.......... 9.0 6.7 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 22-307 17-188 Average Per Return.......... 14.0 11.1 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 35-15 21- 9 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 79- 644 67- 531 Average Per Game............ 58.5 48.3 PUNTS-YARDS................... 50-2154 72-2737 Average Per Punt............ 43.1 38.0 Net punt average............ 39.9 33.3 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME....... 30:54 29:06 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 55-152 60-169 3rd-Down Pct................ .362 .355 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 37-269 - ATTENDANCE.................... 333,661 313,014 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 6-55,610 5-62,603
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
76
107
107
78
368
Opponents
76
59
31
69
235
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Tony Smith          10  111  711   33   678   6.1   4  44    67.8
Victor Floyd         9   90  650   31   619   6.9   4  61t   68.8
Cletis Jones        11   89  405    0   405   4.6   2  30    36.8
Keith Ross          11   50  321    6   315   6.3   4  53t   28.6
Sammie Smith         3   28  128    7   121   4.3   0  24    40.3
Chuck Wells         10   33  133   13   120   3.6   1  30    12.0
Darrin Holloman     10   11   65    8    57   5.2   1  19     5.7
Tanner Holloman     10   12   58    1    57   4.8   1  17     5.7
David Palmer        11    9   56    0    56   6.2   0  19     5.1
Phillip Bryant      11    3   10   11    -1  -0.3   0   8    -0.1
Eric Thomas          5   12   34   35    -1  -0.1   0   8    -0.2
J.P. Connolly        3    2    2    9    -7  -3.5   0   2    -2.3
Chip Ferguson        9   31   50   64   -14  -0.5   2   9    -1.6
Kirk Coker           6   10   12   28   -16  -1.6   0   7    -2.7
Danny McManus        4   12   13   33   -20  -1.7   2   9    -5.0

Total.........      11  503 2648  279  2369   4.7  21  61t  215.4
Opponents.....      11  457 2054  437  1617   3.5  12  68t  147.0


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Chip Ferguson        9  133.43 130- 70- 8   .538  990  11  68t  110.0
Danny McManus        4  131.87  69- 40- 1   .580  513   3  32   128.3
Kirk Coker           6  120.41  46- 27- 2   .587  307   2  23    51.2
Eric Thomas          5   97.04  30- 12- 6   .400  268   2  50    53.6
Hassan Jones        10    0.00   2-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0     0.0

Total.........      11  125.98 277-149-17   .538 2078  18  68t  188.9
Opponents.....      11  107.51 308-164-22   .532 1924  15  82t  174.9


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Hassan Jones        10  34   738  21.7   5  57    73.8
Phillip Bryant      11  17   360  21.2   5  68t   32.7
Darrin Holloman     10  20   323  16.2   3  47    32.3
Tony Smith          10  14   157  11.2   0  32    15.7
Pat Carter          11  14   154  11.0   3  26t   14.0
Herb Gainer         10   5    87  17.4   0  25     8.7
Victor Floyd         9  10    71   7.1   1  14t    7.9
Chuck Wells         10  10    44   4.4   0  13     4.4
Gaylon White        11   5    42   8.4   0  29     3.8
Tom O'Malley        11   3    40  13.3   0  15     3.6
Pete Panton         11   4    28   7.0   1  12     2.5
Cletis Jones        11   4    18   4.5   0  14     1.6
Keith Ross          11   1    14  14.0   0  14     1.3
Tanner Holloman     10   7     7   1.0   0   6     0.7
Sammie Smith         3   1    -5  -5.0   0  -5    -1.7

Total.........      11 149  2078  13.9  18  68t  188.9
Opponents.....      11 164  1924  11.7  15  82t  174.9


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Deion Sanders        30  255   8.5  1  58t
Curtis Thomas         8   63   7.9  0  32 
John Hadley           0   14        0  14 
Brian Davis           1    0   0.0  1   0t

Total.........       38  342   9.0  2  58t
Opponent......       24  161   6.7  0  13 


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Eric Williams         4   35   8.8  1  17t
Martin Mayhew         3   83  27.7  1  62t
Paul McGowan          3   49  16.3  1  31t
Bill Richardson       3    8   2.7  0   8 
Stan Shiver           2    3   1.5  0   3 
Deion Sanders         1  100 100.0  1 100t
Jesse Solomon         1    6   6.0  0   6 
Tracy Sanders         1    5   5.0  0   5 
Alphonso Williams     1    4   4.0  0   4 
Greg Newell           1    1   1.0  0   1 
Fred Jones            1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       22  307  14.0  4 100t
Opponent......       17  188  11.1  3  64t


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Keith Ross           17   418 24.6  0  80 
Darrin Holloman       2    20 10.0  0  20 
Chuck Wells           1    16 16.0  0  16 
John Parks            1     9  9.0  0   9 
Gaylon White          1     9  9.0  0   9 
Curtis Thomas         1     8  8.0  0   8 
Tanner Holloman       2     4  2.0  0   3 

Total.........       25   484 19.4  0  80 
Opponent......       44   684 15.5  0  58 


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Martin Mayhew         2    0   0.0  0   .    1
Darryl Gray           1    0   0.0  0   .    2
Eric Williams         1    0   0.0  0   .    1
John Hadley           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Stanley Scott         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Stan Shiver           1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Jesse Solomon         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bill Richardson       1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Paul McGowan          0    0    .   0   .    2
Gerald Nichols        0    0    .   0   .    2
Fred Jones            0    0    .   0   .    1
John Eaford           0    0    .   0   .    1
Bruce Heggie          0    0    .   0   .    1
Keith Southwood       0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........        9        0.0  0       12
Opponent......       15        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Derek Schmidt         0  18-25   44-44   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    98
Victor Floyd          5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Hassan Jones          5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Phillip Bryant        5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Darrin Holloman       4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Keith Ross            4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Tony Smith            4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Pat Carter            3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Deion Sanders         2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Chip Ferguson         2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Cletis Jones          2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Danny McManus         2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Brian Davis           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Tanner Holloman       1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Martin Mayhew         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Paul McGowan          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Pete Panton           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Chuck Wells           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Eric Williams         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Kirk Coker            0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-1   0   0     0
====================================================================
FSU                  45  18-25   44-44   0-0   0   0-1   0   0   368
Opponent             30   8-14   29-30   0-0   0   0-0   0   1   235
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Victor Floyd
4
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Hassan Jones
.
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Phillip Bryant
.
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Darrin Holloman
1
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Keith Ross
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Tony Smith
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Pat Carter
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Deion Sanders
.
.
.
1
.
1
.
.
.
Chip Ferguson
2
.
11
.
.
.
.
.
.
Cletis Jones
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Danny McManus
2
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
Brian Davis
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Tanner Holloman
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Martin Mayhew
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Paul McGowan
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Pete Panton
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Chuck Wells
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Eric Williams
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Kirk Coker
.
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
Eric Thomas
.
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
21
18
18
4
.
2
.
.
.
Opponents
12
15
15
3
.
.
.
.
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Chip Ferguson        9  161   -14  990   976 108.4
Tony Smith          10  111   678    0   678  67.8
Victor Floyd         9   90   619    0   619  68.8
Danny McManus        4   81   -20  513   493 123.3
Cletis Jones        11   89   405    0   405  36.8
Keith Ross          11   50   315    0   315  28.6
Kirk Coker           6   56   -16  307   291  48.5
Eric Thomas          5   42    -1  268   267  53.4
Sammie Smith         3   28   121    0   121  40.3
Chuck Wells         10   33   120    0   120  12.0
Darrin Holloman     10   11    57    0    57   5.7
Tanner Holloman     10   12    57    0    57   5.7
David Palmer        11    9    56    0    56   5.1
Phillip Bryant      11    3    -1    0    -1  -0.1
J.P. Connolly        3    2    -7    0    -7  -2.3

Total.........      11  780  2369 2078  4447 404.3
Opponent......      11  765  1617 1924  3541 321.9


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Derek Schmidt        18-25  .720  1- 1  4- 5  3- 3  7-11  3- 5 51
FG SEQUENCE Derek Schmidt
TULANE
(49)
NEBRASKA
(20)
MEMPHIS STATE
(51), (51), (42), 47, (24)
KANSAS
(18), 52
AUBURN
29, (42), 40, (46)
TULSA
(46), (40)
NORTH CAROLINA
(23), (51)
MIAMI
(37), (44)
SOUTH CAROLINA
None
WESTERN CAROLINA
(36), (38), 47, (23)
FLORIDA
47, 53
OKLAHOMA STATE
(23), (39), 46
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Louis Berry         50 2154  43.1  67                0

Total.........      50 2154  43.1  67                0
Opponent......      72 2737  38.0  57                1


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Tony Smith          10  678   157    0    0    0    0  835  83.5
Keith Ross          11  315    14    0  418    0    0  747  67.9
Hassan Jones        10    0   738    0    0    0    0  738  73.8
Victor Floyd         9  619    71    0    0    0    0  690  76.7
Cletis Jones        11  405    18    0    0    0    0  423  38.5
Darrin Holloman     10   57   323    0   20    0    0  400  40.0
Phillip Bryant      11   -1   360    0    0    0    0  359  32.6
Deion Sanders       10    0     0  255    0  100    0  355  35.5
Chuck Wells         10  120    44    0   16    0    0  180  18.0
Pat Carter          11    0   154    0    0    0    0  154  14.0
Sammie Smith         3  121    -5    0    0    0    0  116  38.7
Herb Gainer         10    0    87    0    0    0    0   87   8.7
Martin Mayhew             0     0    0    0   83    0   83
Curtis Thomas             0     0   63    8    0    0   71
Tanner Holloman     10   57     7    0    4    0    0   68   6.8
David Palmer        11   56     0    0    0    0    0   56   5.1
Gaylon White        11    0    42    0    9    0    0   51   4.6
Paul McGowan              0     0    0    0   49    0   49
Tom O'Malley        11    0    40    0    0    0    0   40   3.6
Eric Williams             0     0    0    0   35    0   35
Pete Panton         11    0    28    0    0    0    0   28   2.5
John Hadley               0     0   14    0    0    0   14
John Parks                0     0    0    9    0    0    9
Bill Richardson           0     0    0    0    8    0    8
Jesse Solomon             0     0    0    0    6    0    6
Tracy Sanders             0     0    0    0    5    0    5
Alphonso Williams         0     0    0    0    4    0    4
Stan Shiver               0     0    0    0    3    0    3
Greg Newell               0     0    0    0    1    0    1
Eric Thomas          5   -1     0    0    0    0    0   -1  -0.2
J.P. Connolly        3   -7     0    0    0    0    0   -7  -2.3
Chip Ferguson        9  -14     0    0    0    0    0  -14  -1.6
Kirk Coker           6  -16     0    0    0    0    0  -16  -2.7
Danny McManus        4  -20     0    0    0    0    0  -20  -5.0

Total.........      11 2369  2078  342  484  307    0 5580 507.3
Opponent......      11 1617  1924  161  684  188    0 4574 415.8


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Paul McGowan             80   56   136  13.0- 29.0    1.0-  7.0     3- 49   1    .    .      2   .   .
Fred Jones               55   50   105   9.0- 20.0    3.0- 16.0     1-  0   1    .    .      1   .   .
Greg Newell              42   48    90      .            .          1-  1   7    .    .      .   .   .
Martin Mayhew            41   28    69   1.0-  1.0       .          3- 83   9    .   2-  0   1   .   .
Garth Jax                22   43    65   3.0- 12.0    6.0- 43.0      .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Stanley Scott            29   28    57   7.0- 18.0    5.0- 37.0      .      2    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Stan Shiver              32   22    54   6.0- 10.0    1.0-  5.0     2-  3   7    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Gerald Nichols           26   27    53   5.0- 12.0    5.5- 34.0      .      .    .    .      2   .   .
Felton Hayes             21   29    50   6.0- 10.0    2.0- 22.0      .      3    .    .      .   .   .
Terry Warren             19   25    44   6.0- 19.0    2.0- 10.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Deion Sanders       10   22   20    42      .            .          1-100   4    .    .      .   .   .
Isaac Williams           21   21    42   7.0- 10.0    4.5- 27.0      .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Jesse Solomon            22   16    38   1.0-  3.0       .          1-  6   3    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Eric Williams            22   16    38      .            .          4- 35   2    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Darryl Gray              15   19    34   3.0- 10.0    3.0- 31.0      .      5    .   1-  0   2   .   .
Tracy Sanders            17   17    34      .            .          1-  5   1    .    .      .   .   .
Todd Stroud               7   22    29   1.0-  1.0    1.0-  9.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lenny Chavers            14    8    22   5.0- 11.0    2.0- 17.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Steve Gabbard            11   11    22      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Richardson          10   11    21      .            .          3-  8   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Alphonso Williams        11    6    17   1.0-  1.0       .          1-  4   1    .    .      .   .   .
Brian Davis               5   10    15      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bruce Heggie              8    7    15      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Ed Clark                  7    7    14      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Eric Stiehl               3    9    12      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Hadley               2    7     9      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   1   .
Terry Robinson            5    1     6   1.0- 11.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Curtis Thomas             2    1     3      .            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Anthony Johnson           1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Eaford               1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Keith Southwood           .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Lenny Sutton              .    1     1      .         1.0- 11.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Derek Schmidt             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  TU      UN      UM      KU      AU      UT      UNC     UM      SC      WCU     UF      OSU     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
70  Roger Agne                    0- 0                                                                                           
 2  Ronnie Andrews                0- 0                                                                                           
60  John Bamber                   0- 0                                                                                           
 7  Barry Barco                   0- 0                                                                                           
61  Mark Barron                   0- 0                                                                                           
66  Parrish Barwick               2- 0                                                                                  xx      xx
44  Pete Bazos                    0- 0                                                                                           
 6  Louis Berry                   5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
72  John Brown                    1- 0                                                                                          xx
 9  Phillip Bryant                5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
78  Ken Carr                      0- 0                                                                                           
59  Keith Carter                  0- 0                                                                                           
85  Pat Carter                    5- 5                                                          O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE  
68  Lenny Chavers                 5- 2                                                          xx      xx      D-NG    D-NG    xx
95  Pat Cicalese                  0- 0                                                                                           
41  Ed Clark                      1- 0                                                                                          xx
11  Kirk Coker                    3- 0                                                                  xx      xx              xx
12  J.P. Connolly                 1- 0                                                                  xx                       
39  Brian Davis                   3- 0                                                          xx      xx              xx       
21  Dwayne Denson                 0- 0                                                                                           
50  Don Desenso                   0- 0                                                                                           
81  Scott DiMare                  0- 0                                                                                           
28  Dedrick Dodge                 0- 0                                                                                           
64  Jamie Dukes                   5- 5                                                          O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-TG  
52  John Eaford                   0- 0                                                                                           
43  Reno Fells                    0- 0                                                                                           
 5  Chip Ferguson                 5- 5                                                          O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB  
27  Victor Floyd                  5- 5                                                          O-RB    O-RB    O-RB    O-RB    O-TB  
76  Steve Gabbard                 5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
 3  Herb Gainer                   5- 1                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      O-SE  
47  Kevin Grant                   0- 0                                                                                           
65  Darryl Gray                   5- 5                                                          D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB 
30  Terry Griggley                0- 0                                                                                           
35  John Hadley                   3- 0                                                          xx              xx      xx       
53  Odell Haggins                 0- 0                                                                                           
21  Rocky Hanna                   0- 0                                                                                           
58  Thomas Harp                   0- 0                                                                                           
93  Eric Hayes                    0- 0                                                                                           
46  Felton Hayes                  5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
75  Tim Hebron                    5- 1                                                          O-LT    xx      xx      xx      xx
99  Bruce Heggie                  5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
61  Jim Hendley                   5- 4                                                          xx      O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C   
24  Darrin Holloman               4- 4                                                          O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR     
30  Tanner Holloman               3- 0                                                          xx      xx              xx       
69  Joey Ionata                   0- 0                                                                                           
77  John Ionata                   5- 5                                                          O-RT    O-RT    O-RT    O-RT    O-TT  
84  Garth Jax                     5- 5                                                          D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB 
91  Anthony Johnson               0- 0                                                                                           
 8  Scott Johnston                0- 0                                                                                           
42  Cletis Jones                  5- 3                                                          O-RB    O-RB    xx      xx      O-FB  
55  Fred Jones                    5- 5                                                          D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB 
88  Hassan Jones                  4- 4                                                          O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR     
94  Eric Krohn                    0- 0                                                                                           
62  Jason Kuipers                 5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
72  Bryan Law                     0- 0                                                                                           
74  Pablo Lopez                   4- 0                                                          xx              xx      xx      xx
13  Chris Lundahl                 0- 0                                                                                           
90  Grady Martin                  0- 0                                                                                           
32  Martin Mayhew                 5- 5                                                          D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB 
38  Paul McGowan                  5- 5                                                          D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB 
14  Danny McManus                 0- 0                                                                                           
97  Chris Miller                  0- 0                                                                                           
40  Greg Newell                   5- 5                                                          D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS  
79  Gerald Nichols                5- 5                                                          D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    D-RT  
92  Tom O'Malley                  2- 0                                                                  xx      xx               
81  Justin Owen                   0- 0                                                                                           
48  David Palmer                  3- 0                                                                  xx      xx              xx
96  Pete Panton                   5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
19  John Parks                    1- 0                                                          xx                               
29  Bill Richardson               5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
51  Marty Riggs                   1- 0                                                                                          xx
67  Ulysses Roberson              0- 0                                                                                           
15  Terry Robinson                4- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx              xx
20  Keith Ross                    5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
63  Mark Salva                    5- 4                                                          xx      O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-ST  
 2  Deion Sanders                 4- 1                                                          xx      xx              xx      D-RCB 
16  Tracy Sanders                 5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
18  Derek Schmidt                 5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
56  Dave Schrenker                5- 1                                                          O-C     xx      xx      xx      xx
86  Carlton Scott                 0- 0                                                                                           
83  Stanley Scott                 5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
50  Steve Sellers                 0- 0                                                                                           
37  Stan Shiver                   5- 5                                                          D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS  
33  Sammie Smith                  0- 0                                                                                           
49  Tony Smith                    5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
20  Roosevelt Snipes              0- 0                                                                                           
57  Jesse Solomon                 5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
98  Keith Southwood               0- 0                                                                                           
36  Eric Stiehl                   2- 0                                                                  xx                      xx
71  Todd Stroud                   4- 3                                                          D-NG    D-NG            xx      D-BG  
    Lenny Sutton                  1- 0                                                                          xx               
31  Michael Tanks                 0- 0                                                                                           
22  Curtis Thomas                 3- 0                                                                  xx      xx      xx       
 1  Eric Thomas                   2- 0                                                                  xx      xx               
10  Ben Thompson                  0- 0                                                                                           
54  Shelton Thompson              0- 0                                                                                           
78  Willie Tilton                 0- 0                                                                                           
72  Pat Tomberlin                 5- 5                                                          O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-SG  
80  Terry Warren                  5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
44  Chuck Wells                   4- 2                                                                  xx      O-RB    O-RB    xx
87  Gaylon White                  2- 0                                                          xx                      xx       
23  Pat White                     1- 0                                                                                          xx
82  Randy White                   1- 1                                                                                          O-FL  
26  Alphonso Williams             5- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
73  Anthony Williams              1- 0                                                                                  xx       
17  Eric Williams                 5- 4                                                          D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   xx
45  Isaac Williams                5- 5                                                          D-LT    D-LT    D-LT    D-LT    D-LT  
 4  Peter Tom Willis              0- 0                                                                                           
47  Stuart Wyatt                  0- 0                                                                                           
98  Tony Yeomans                  0- 0                                                                                           

FLORIDA STATE 38, TULANE 12

08/31/1985, NEW ORLEANS, LA

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  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
7
10
14
38
TULANE
7
5
0
0
12
1st   7- 0  Phillip Bryant, 15, pass from Danny McManus (Derek Schmidt, kick), 12:45
      7- 7  Opp, 7, pass (kick), 5:44 
2nd  14- 7  Darrin Holloman, 22, pass from Danny McManus (Derek Schmidt, kick), 3:09 
     14- 9  Opp, safety, 0:31 
            Note: Danny McManus batted a Seminole fumble out of the end 
                  zone.                                                 
     14-12  Opp, 52, field goal, 0:05 
3rd  21-12  Cletis Jones, 14, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 9:42 
     24-12  Derek Schmidt, 49, field goal, 2:59 
4th  31-12  Danny McManus, 1, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 10:20
     38-12  Danny McManus, 1, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 7:33 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 14 Rushes-yards 51-225 29- 50 Passing 191 168 Att-Comp-Int 19-14-1 30-21-1 Total Yards 70-416 59-218 Punt Returns 1-1 1-4 Kickoff Returns 3-38 6-113 Interception Ret. 1-13 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 2-39.5 7-32.7 Sacks By-Yds 3-16 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 2-1 Penalties-Yds 5-52 2-10 3rd Down Conversions 4-11 6-14 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-1 Time of Posession 32:42 27:18 Attendance 37,478 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Cletis Jones 13- 81 Chuck Wells 7- 38 David Palmer 5- 33 Sammie Smith 9- 25 Darrin Holloman 1- 19 Victor Floyd 4- 18 Chip Ferguson 5- 7 Tanner Holloman 1- 3 Danny McManus 6- 1 Receiving Darrin Holloman 6- 84 Herb Gainer 3- 45 Hassan Jones 1- 26 Phillip Bryant 1- 15 Pat Carter 1- 12 Pete Panton 1- 5 Chuck Wells 1- 4 Passing Danny McManus 19-14-1-191 Punt Return Deion Sanders 1- 1 Kickoff Return Darrin Holloman 2- 20 Keith Ross 1- 18 Punting Louis Berry 2- 79 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fred Jones 5 4 9 . . . . . . . . . Garth Jax 5 2 7 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Paul McGowan 6 1 7 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Greg Newell 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Martin Mayhew 4 2 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Gerald Nichols 4 1 5 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 3 2 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Isaac Williams 2 1 3 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Todd Stroud 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Stan Shiver 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Felton Hayes 1 1 2 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 1- 13 . . . . . . Darryl Gray 2 . 2 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Stanley Scott 2 . 2 2.0- 4.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . Bill Richardson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jesse Solomon 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Lenny Chavers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Terry Warren . 1 1 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . John Eaford 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ed Clark 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . John Hadley . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . .

FLORIDA STATE 17, NEBRASKA 13

09/07/1985, LINCOLN, NE

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  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
10
0
0
17
NEBRASKA
7
6
0
0
13
1st   0- 7  Opp, 60, run (kick), 13:20
      7- 7  Darrin Holloman, 15, pass from Danny McManus (Derek Schmidt, kick), 8:11 
2nd  10- 7  Derek Schmidt, 20, field goal, 12:52
     10-13  Opp, 1, run (kick failed), 4:37 
     17-13  Cletis Jones, 2, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 3:27 
4th  17-13  Opp, 31, field goal failed, 10:04


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 15 Rushes-yards 43-114 55-372 Passing 176 40 Att-Comp-Int 31-18-0 14-3-1 Total Yards 74-290 69-412 Punt Returns 2-6 2-17 Kickoff Returns 1-16 3-81 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 9-39.7 5-38.0 Sacks By-Yds 2-14 3-14 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2 Penalties-Yds 5-40 7-46 3rd Down Conversions 5-17 5-15 4th Down Conversions 0-1 2-3 Time of Posession 30:58 29:02 Attendance 75,943 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sammie Smith 12- 73 Tony Smith 11- 25 Chuck Wells 6- 16 Cletis Jones 8- 15 Darrin Holloman 1- 6 Kirk Coker 3- -7 Danny McManus 2- -14 Receiving Darrin Holloman 5- 63 Tony Smith 4- 41 Gaylon White 2- 33 Chuck Wells 4- 25 Pat Carter 2- 19 Sammie Smith 1- -5 Passing Danny McManus 27-15-0-172 Kirk Coker 4- 3-0- 4 Punt Return Deion Sanders 2- 6 Kickoff Return Chuck Wells 1- 16 Punting Louis Berry 9- 357 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Greg Newell 10 . 10 . . . 1 . . . . . Paul McGowan 7 1 8 1.0- 4.0 . 1- 0 . . . . . . Stanley Scott 7 . 7 2.0- 10.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . 1- 0 . . . Stan Shiver 6 1 7 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Martin Mayhew 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Fred Jones 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Eric Williams 4 . 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Isaac Williams 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Todd Stroud 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Garth Jax 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Darryl Gray 2 . 2 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Terry Warren . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Gerald Nichols 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . Steve Gabbard 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . John Eaford . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Felton Hayes 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jesse Solomon 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 19, MEMPHIS STATE 10

09/21/1985, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MEMPHIS STATE
7
3
0
0
10
FLORIDA STATE
0
6
10
3
19
1st   0- 7  Opp, 8, pass (kick), 6:04 
2nd   0-10  Opp, 52, field goal, 14:13
      3-10  Derek Schmidt, 51, field goal, 1:44 
      6-10  Derek Schmidt, 51, field goal, 0:34 
3rd  13-10  Darrin Holloman, 13, pass from Kirk Coker (Derek Schmidt, kick), 3:05 
     16-10  Derek Schmidt, 42, field goal, 0:02 
4th  16-10  Derek Schmidt, 47, field goal failed, 11:45
     19-10  Derek Schmidt, 24, field goal, 0:50 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 12 Rushes-yards 53-188 32- 70 Passing 122 138 Att-Comp-Int 23-12-0 26-13-1 Total Yards 76-310 58-208 Punt Returns 5-42 5-25 Kickoff Returns 2-26 6-111 Interception Ret. 1-4 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 6-45.0 8-34.9 Sacks By-Yds 2-15 1-10 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-1 Penalties-Yds 9-65 7-35 3rd Down Conversions 9-20 3-14 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 35:21 24:39 Attendance 54,877 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tony Smith 19- 96 Cletis Jones 11- 40 Victor Floyd 7- 25 Sammie Smith 7- 23 Darrin Holloman 2- 7 Chuck Wells 2- 4 Kirk Coker 4- -2 Danny McManus 2- -5 Receiving Hassan Jones 2- 47 Tony Smith 2- 19 Phillip Bryant 1- 17 Pat Carter 2- 14 Darrin Holloman 1- 13 Victor Floyd 1- 10 Gaylon White 1- 2 Chuck Wells 2- 0 Passing Danny McManus 15- 5-0- 68 Kirk Coker 8- 7-0- 54 Punt Return Deion Sanders 5- 42 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 1- 18 Curtis Thomas 1- 8 Punting Louis Berry 6- 270 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paul McGowan 7 7 14 . . . . . . . . . Fred Jones 7 3 10 2.0- 15.0 2.0- 15.0 . . . . . . . Martin Mayhew 3 1 4 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Gerald Nichols 2 2 4 1.0- . . . . . . . . Todd Stroud 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Stan Shiver 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Garth Jax 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Darryl Gray . 2 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Greg Newell . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Arthur Scott 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Lenny Chavers 1 1 2 1.0- . . . . . . . . Alphonso Williams 1 . 1 . . . . . 1- 4 . . . David Palmer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marty Riggs 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Hayes . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Davis 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Deion Sanders . . . . . . 2 . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 24, KANSAS 20

09/28/1985, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
KANSAS
10
7
3
0
20
FLORIDA STATE
0
10
0
14
24
1st   0- 7  Opp, 7, pass (kick), 13:04
      0-10  Opp, 26, field goal, 5:51 
2nd   3-10  Derek Schmidt, 18, field goal, 14:11
     10-10  Phillip Bryant, 21, pass from Kirk Coker (Derek Schmidt, kick), 7:57 
     10-17  Opp, 19, pass (kick), 1:53 
     10-17  Derek Schmidt, 52, field goal failed, 0:04 
3rd  10-20  Opp, 18, field goal, 0:45 
4th  17-20  Phillip Bryant, 68, pass from Chip Ferguson (Derek Schmidt, kick), 12:44
     24-20  Victor Floyd, 6, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 10:19


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 24 Rushes-yards 44-249 32-113 Passing 269 308 Att-Comp-Int 31-16-2 44-28-4 Total Yards 75-518 76-421 Punt Returns 2-8 1-8 Kickoff Returns 5-83 2-27 Interception Ret. 4-25 2-10 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 4-29.8 3-36.3 Sacks By-Yds 3-26 1-6 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1 Penalties-Yds 10-88 4-30 3rd Down Conversions 7-14 6-14 4th Down Conversions 1-1 1-1 Time of Posession 28:06 31:54 Attendance 57,135 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tony Smith 21- 132 Victor Floyd 6- 65 Cletis Jones 11- 48 Phillip Bryant 1- 8 Chip Ferguson 2- 0 David Palmer 1- 0 Kirk Coker 2- -4 Receiving Phillip Bryant 4- 113 Hassan Jones 7- 107 Pat Carter 3- 29 Tony Smith 1- 16 Randy White 1- 4 Passing Kirk Coker 28-14-2-191 Chip Ferguson 3- 2-0- 78 Punt Return Deion Sanders 2- 8 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 4- 80 Tanner Holloman 1- 3 Punting Louis Berry 4- 119 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fred Jones 4 6 10 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Paul McGowan 4 4 8 . . . 1 . . . . . Martin Mayhew 5 2 7 2.0- . 1- 21 . . . . . . Felton Hayes 5 2 7 2.0- . . 1 . . . . . Stan Shiver 4 2 6 1.0- . . 1 . . . . . Deion Sanders 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Garth Jax 2 2 4 2.0- 16.0 2.0- 16.0 . . . . . . . Eric Williams 1 2 3 . . 1- 3 . . 1- 0 . . . Gerald Nichols 1 2 3 1.0- 10.0 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . Jesse Solomon 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Tracy Sanders 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Stanley Scott 2 1 3 1.0- . . 1 . . . . . Greg Newell . 2 2 . . 1- 1 . . . . . . Todd Stroud . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Darryl Gray 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Terry Warren 2 . 2 2.0- . . 1 . . . . . Bill Richardson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

AUBURN 59, FLORIDA STATE 27

10/12/1985, AUBURN, AL

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  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
14
3
7
3
27
AUBURN
7
10
14
28
59
1st   0- 7  Opp, 53, run (kick), 13:09
      7- 7  Darrin Holloman, 5, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 9:54 
      7- 7  Derek Schmidt, 29, field goal failed, 2:15 
     14- 7  Eric Williams, 17, interception return (Derek Schmidt, kick), 1:09 
2nd  14-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 8:11 
     17-14  Derek Schmidt, 42, field goal, 5:48 
     17-17  Opp, 23, field goal, 2:35 
     17-17  Derek Schmidt, 40, field goal failed, 0:08 
3rd  17-24  Opp, 1, run (kick), 9:44 
     17-31  Opp, 35, run (kick), 8:56 
     24-31  Tony Smith, 2, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 4:49 
4th  27-31  Derek Schmidt, 46, field goal, 6:21 
     27-38  Opp, 13, run (kick), 5:11 
     27-45  Opp, 33, interception return (kick), 4:26 
     27-52  Opp, 22, interception return (kick), 4:04 
     27-59  Opp, 8, run (kick), 1:03 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 23 Rushes-yards 36-139 60-413 Passing 266 55 Att-Comp-Int 31-13-4 10-5-1 Total Yards 67-405 70-468 Punt Returns 1--3 1-13 Kickoff Returns 4-80 4-80 Interception Ret. 1-17 4-81 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 1-43.0 2-43.0 Sacks By-Yds 1-6 1-12 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 8-60 5-40 3rd Down Conversions 4-11 6-14 4th Down Conversions 4-5 4-5 Time of Posession 26:12 33:48 Attendance 75,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tony Smith 10- 79 Cletis Jones 6- 29 Darrin Holloman 3- 17 Keith Ross 2- 12 Victor Floyd 4- 6 Chuck Wells 2- 1 Chip Ferguson 1- 0 Danny McManus 2- -2 Eric Thomas 6- -2 Receiving Hassan Jones 2- 73 Phillip Bryant 2- 69 Darrin Holloman 4- 41 Tony Smith 1- 32 Pat Carter 1- 17 Keith Ross 1- 14 Pete Panton 1- 12 Chuck Wells 1- 8 Passing Eric Thomas 16- 6-3-165 Danny McManus 9- 6-0- 82 Chip Ferguson 5- 1-1- 19 Hassan Jones 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Deion Sanders 1- -3 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 3- 71 Gaylon White 1- 9 Punting Louis Berry 1- 43 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fred Jones 8 6 14 2.0- 8.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Paul McGowan 10 4 14 . . . . . . . . . Martin Mayhew 5 4 9 . . . . . . . . . Greg Newell 4 5 9 . . . . . . . . . Alphonso Williams 5 3 8 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Isaac Williams 3 5 8 . . . . . . . . . Jesse Solomon 6 2 8 . . . . . . . . . Felton Hayes 2 3 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Lenny Chavers 2 3 5 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Eric Williams . 4 4 . . 1- 17 . . . . . . Todd Stroud 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Garth Jax 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Tracy Sanders 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Terry Warren . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Stan Shiver 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Gerald Nichols 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Bruce Heggie 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Hassan Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . John Hadley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . David Palmer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 76, TULSA 14

10/19/1985, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
TULSA
0
7
0
7
14
FLORIDA STATE
17
18
34
7
76
1st   3- 0  Derek Schmidt, 46, field goal, 7:31 
     10- 0  Pat Carter, 26, pass from Eric Thomas (Derek Schmidt, kick), 4:56 
     17- 0  Victor Floyd, 2, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 1:44 
2nd  17- 7  Opp, 14, run (kick), 13:12
     20- 7  Derek Schmidt, 40, field goal, 8:47 
     27- 7  Tony Smith, 6, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 5:59 
     34- 7  Tony Smith, 20, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 5:04 
3rd  41- 7  Hassan Jones, 34, pass from Eric Thomas (Derek Schmidt, kick), 0:30 
     48- 7  Hassan Jones, 20, pass from Chip Ferguson (Derek Schmidt, kick), 14:40
     55- 7  Phillip Bryant, 15, pass from Chip Ferguson (Derek Schmidt, kick), 9:06 
     62- 7  Paul McGowan, 31, interception return (Derek Schmidt, kick), 7:44 
     69- 7  Phillip Bryant, 9, pass from Chip Ferguson (Derek Schmidt, kick), 1:30 
4th  76- 7  Deion Sanders, 100, interception return (Derek Schmidt, kick), 10:45
     76-14  Opp, 16, pass (kick), 0:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 21 Rushes-yards 39-296 67-289 Passing 166 36 Att-Comp-Int 13-8-0 12-3-4 Total Yards 52-462 79-325 Punt Returns 5-86 1-0 Kickoff Returns 2-81 5-72 Interception Ret. 4-134 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 1-38.0 6-34.8 Sacks By-Yds 4-17 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-0 Penalties-Yds 8-51 3-33 3rd Down Conversions 4-9 6-16 4th Down Conversions 1-1 2-3 Time of Posession 22:44 37:16 Attendance 53,500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tony Smith 15- 147 Victor Floyd 8- 76 Cletis Jones 8- 42 Keith Ross 2- 14 Eric Thomas 2- 11 Tanner Holloman 2- 9 Darrin Holloman 1- 6 J.P. Connolly 1- -9 Receiving Hassan Jones 3- 67 Phillip Bryant 3- 38 Darrin Holloman 1- 35 Pat Carter 1- 26 Passing Chip Ferguson 6- 5-0- 93 Eric Thomas 7- 3-0- 73 Punt Return Deion Sanders 5- 86 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 1- 80 Tanner Holloman 1- 1 Punting Louis Berry 1- 38 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paul McGowan 8 3 11 1.0- . 1- 31 . . . . . . Felton Hayes 5 3 8 2.0- . . . . . . . . Greg Newell 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Martin Mayhew 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Garth Jax 3 2 5 3.0- 18.0 3.0- 18.0 . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 2 1 3 . . 1-100 . . . . . . Stan Shiver 3 . 3 . . 2- 3 . . . . . . Gerald Nichols 1 2 3 1.5- 6.0 1.5- 6.0 . . . . . . . Tracy Sanders 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gabbard 2 1 3 1.0- . . . . . . . . Isaac Williams 1 1 2 0.5- 1.0 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . Bruce Heggie 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Lenny Chavers . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Darryl Gray 1 . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . Eric Williams 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Stanley Scott 1 . 1 1.0- . . . . . . . . Jesse Solomon 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Davis 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ed Clark 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Terry Warren . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Alphonso Williams 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA STATE 20, NORTH CAROLINA 10

10/26/1985, CHAPEL HILL, NC

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  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
3
17
20
NORTH CAROLINA
10
0
0
0
10
1st   0- 7  Opp, 6, pass (kick), 7:52 
      0-10  Opp, 54, field goal, 1:11 
2nd   0-10  Opp, 29, field goal failed, 11:23
3rd   3-10  Derek Schmidt, 23, field goal, 1:30 
4th  10-10  Hassan Jones, 10, pass from Chip Ferguson (Derek Schmidt, kick), 9:14 
     13-10  Derek Schmidt, 51, field goal, 2:11 
     20-10  Martin Mayhew, 62, interception return (Derek Schmidt, kick), 0:03 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 16 11 Rushes-yards 45-166 35- 94 Passing 129 115 Att-Comp-Int 27-16-2 36-16-4 Total Yards 72-295 71-209 Punt Returns 3-11 5-40 Kickoff Returns 2-53 3-82 Interception Ret. 4-85 2-20 Fumble Returns 0-0 4-9 Punts 7-46.3 7-42.9 Sacks By-Yds 2-16 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 6-4 1-0 Penalties-Yds 7-69 3-20 3rd Down Conversions 4-16 7-19 Time of Posession 31:32 28:28 Attendance 50,132 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Victor Floyd 14- 80 Cletis Jones 11- 41 Tony Smith 11- 34 Darrin Holloman 2- 10 Tanner Holloman 1- 4 Eric Thomas 1- 0 Chip Ferguson 5- -3 Receiving Hassan Jones 4- 74 Victor Floyd 4- 31 Cletis Jones 4- 18 Darrin Holloman 1- 12 Tony Smith 1- 5 Tanner Holloman 2- -11 Passing Chip Ferguson 23-15-0-124 Eric Thomas 4- 1-2- 5 Punt Return Deion Sanders 3- 11 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 2- 53 Punting Louis Berry 7- 324 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paul McGowan 6 2 8 1.5- 5.0 . 1- 18 . . . . . . Stan Shiver 5 3 8 . . . . . . . . . Greg Newell 3 2 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Garth Jax 3 2 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Gerald Nichols 4 . 4 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Isaac Williams 4 . 4 2.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Fred Jones 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Eric Williams 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Tracy Sanders 1 1 2 . . 1- 5 1 . . . . . Todd Stroud 1 . 1 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Stanley Scott . 1 1 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Lenny Chavers 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Martin Mayhew . . . . . 2- 62 2 . . . . .

MIAMI 35, FLORIDA STATE 27

11/02/1985, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 3, 1985, page 61, by Bill McGrotha.

Miami whammy.
Hurricanes storm past FSU 35-27 with hot second half.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Bobby Bowden called it a heck of a football game, and Jimmy Johnson said it was a "great, great football game."

But, for Florida State partisans, the scoreboard there with 58 seconds left may have described it better than either of the coaches.

That scoreboard read "TILT."

Ahead 24-14 at halftime, Florida State got outscored by Miami 21-3 in the stretch Saturday afternoon, including 14-0 in the decisive fourth quarter, and fell 35-27.

Very simply, Miami won because it had Vinny Testaverde and Florida State lost because it did not.

The 6-foot-5 junior quarterback shrugged off seven sacks by FSU defenders to hit 23 of 41 passes for four touchdowns and 339 yards - more than Miami's net offensive total of just 321.

An astonishing fact was he showed halftime figures of only 9-for-19 for 127 yards and two touchdowns.

"Overall, I thought the last half was fantastic," said Miami's Johnson.

"Overall, from the vantage point of 7-1 Miami, the coach is altogether correct.

With scouts from eight bowls among a record Campbell Stadium crowd of 61,250 on a dry, overcast afternoon, Miami won its eighth straight road game - since a loss at Michigan early last year - and vaulted into enviable position for a New Year's Day bowl. A loss that left Florida State 6-2 almost assuredly cost FSU the bigger bucks of a New Year's Day bowl. South Carolina and Western Carolina remain before bowl-picking day, then Florida afterward.

"You have to give Miami a lot of credit," said FSU's Bowden. "They came out there and won the football game."

In that last half, Miami applied more pressure than Florida State was able to withstand. As Testaverde got hot, Florida State's offense, behind freshman first-time starter Chip Ferguson at quarterback, generated far from enough to keep Florida State's rugged defense from being overburdened.

"I thought he played well for a freshman," said Bowden. In the end, Ferguson, going all the way, connected on 14 of 38 passes for 158 yards and a pair of touchdowns. But in that blistering, conclusive last half, he was a mere 4-for-13 and 59 yards.

Florida State just could not keep up.

Its first series of the last half was ominous - an illegal-procedure penalty, a holding penalty, a slip by Ferguson for a 4-yard loss.

And then a punt followed by quick Miami movement - 77 yards in eight plays, starting with a 32-yard pass to Brian Blades. Willie Smith, the tight end, made a couple of big catches, and soon there was a first down at the 2. Alonzo Highsmith scored a touchdown from there that cut FSU's lead to 24-21.

FSU struggled to get out from under poor field position - successive starts at its 18, 19 and 25 - but it was three-downs-and-punt, with the FSU defense scrambling to keep Miami at bay. Miami had the good position at its 38, 44, 34 and 36.

Briefly, the offense came alive after getting backed to its 13. Philip Bryant hauled in a 41-yard pass at the Miami 34. Four plays later Derek Schmidt booted a 44-yard field goal for 27-21.

That was it.

J.C. Penny wheeled 48 yards to FSU's 48 with the kickoff. On third down, Michael Irvin grabbed a 22-yard pass at the 30. Next play he tucked in a 30-yarder for a touchdown that put Miami ahead to stay 28-27 with 9:55 to play.

Unable to move from its 23, FSU punted and Miami marched 77 yards to a finishing TD. This, after Testaverde was sacked at the 13. A 32-yard pass to Irvin started it. On third and three, Smith snared a 36-yarder at the FSU 12. It came to fourth down at the 2 - and Testaverde hit Brett Perriman with a wide pass for the touchdown that made is 35-27 with 3:05 remaining.

Florida State had two more offensive shots, but it was all futility - the last opportunity culminating in a Ferguson fumble. To Many, it seemed that Ferguson was down when he lost the ball - that it was not really a fumble - but it seemed scarcely to matter.

Miami was intense enough early, gambling on fourth down, a yard to go, at midfield on its first series. FSU held, but the offense got nothing out of that chance.

Louis Berry, who punted nine times for a 47.8 average, booted his first into the end zone. When, four plays later, Miami lined up to put, a too-low snap resulted in kicker Jeff Feagles falling on the ball at the 8.

On second down, Ferguson threw to Hassan Jones for an 8-yard touchdown, and FSU led 7-0.

In a span of 17 playing seconds, Miami went up 14-7.

A 39-yard Mel Bratton kickoff return provided a start at the Miami 46. Blades, who caught five Miami throws for 129 yards, pulled in a big one at the FSU 28, and soon Testaverde hit Blades with a 10-yard scoring strike.

FSU's next scrimmage play saw Tolbert Bain intercept Ferguson at the FSU 38.

Promptly, Testaverde passed to Blades for a 38-yard touchdown.

When Miami had to punt for the second time, it found trouble again.

Jesse Solomon tore through to block it, Bill Richardson recovering for an apparent touchdown - but the play was killed by a flag signaling delay-of-game against Miami.

Bingo! As Feagles tried again to punt, John Hadley blocked it - and Brian Davis fell on it in the end zone for a touchdown that stood. It was tied 14-14 late in the opening quarter.

An aroused defense started swarming Testaverde. Once, Darryl Gray sacked him for a 21-yard loss.

From its 28, FSU drove behind the running of Victor Floyd. On fourth down at midfield, it was a fake punt that saw Cletis Jones speeding wide for 30 yards to the 22. Floyd led to a first down at the 10, but losses came on the following three plays. Whereupon, Schmidt hit a 37-yard field goal that provided FSU with a 17-14 advantage.

But FSU could not run consistently, finishing with 12 ground yards among its total 300 as Floyd led with 72 in 14 carries.

With 2:39 left in the half, FSU capped an 83-yard drive in six plays with Ferguson's 26-yard TD pass to Pat Carter.

But that 10-point lead proved not enough.

Among other things, Miami controlled the ball, 80 plays to 67, and had no turnovers. Florida State lost the ball three times, twice on interceptions. Additionally, the Seminoles were socked with eight penalties for 70 yards, verses Miami's six for 45.

Asked later about officiating, Bowden said: "Well, I better not comment."

It was Miami's eighth victory in 10 Tallahassee games in a series that has been dominated by the visiting team.

"No way I can fault my players," said Bowden. "Testaverde was unbelievable."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MIAMI
14
0
7
14
35
FLORIDA STATE
14
10
0
3
27

1st   7- 0  Hassan Jones, 8, pass from Chip Ferguson (Derek Schmidt, kick), 10:04
      7- 7  Opp, 10, pass (kick), 7:23 
      7-14  Opp, 38, pass (kick), 7:06 
     14-14  Brian Davis, 0, punt return/blocked punt (Derek Schmidt, kick), 0:25 
            Note: John Hadley blocked a punt which Davis recovered in   
                  the end zone.                                         
2nd  17-14  Derek Schmidt, 37, field goal, 6:52 
     24-14  Pat Carter, 26, pass from Chip Ferguson (Derek Schmidt, kick), 2:39 
3rd  24-21  Opp, 2, run (kick), 8:15 
4th  27-21  Derek Schmidt, 44, field goal, 11:07
     27-28  Opp, 30, pass (kick), 9:55 
     27-35  Opp, 2, pass (kick), 3:06 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 20 Rushes-yards 38-142 39--18 Passing 158 339 Att-Comp-Int 29-14-2 41-23-0 Total Yards 67-300 80-321 Punt Returns 4-21 6-28 Kickoff Returns 4-64 6-184 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 9-47.8 9-34.4 Sacks By-Yds 7-71 2-12 Fumbles-Lost 6-1 3-0 Penalties-Yds 8-70 6-45 3rd Down Conversions 2-14 7-17 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 28:10 31:50 Attendance 61,250 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Victor Floyd 14- 72 Cletis Jones 7- 45 Tanner Holloman 3- 22 Tony Smith 6- 15 Chip Ferguson 7- -4 Darrin Holloman 1- -8 Receiving Phillip Bryant 2- 54 Hassan Jones 3- 44 Pat Carter 3- 34 Herb Gainer 1- 17 Tanner Holloman 1- 4 Tony Smith 2- 3 Gaylon White 1- 3 Victor Floyd 1- -1 Passing Chip Ferguson 28-14-2-158 Punt Return John Hadley 1- 14 Deion Sanders 3- 7 Brian Davis 0- 0 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 3- 55 John Parks 1- 9 Punting Louis Berry 9- 430 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fred Jones 4 4 8 . . . . . . . . . Stan Shiver 6 2 8 3.0- . . 1 . . . . . Paul McGowan 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Greg Newell 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Martin Mayhew 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Felton Hayes 2 2 4 2.0- 1.0- 14.0 . . . . . . . Garth Jax 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Stanley Scott 2 1 3 1.0- 11.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Gerald Nichols 2 1 3 2.0- . . . . . . . . Eric Williams 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Isaac Williams 1 2 3 3.0- 18.0 3.0- 18.0 . . . . . . . Terry Robinson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Lenny Chavers . 2 2 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Darryl Gray 1 . 1 1.0- 20.0 1.0- 20.0 . . . . . . . John Hadley . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Alphonso Williams . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB    5  Chip Ferguson
WR   24  Darrin Holloman
RB   27  Victor Floyd
RB   42  Cletis Jones
C    56  Dave Schrenker
RG   64  Jamie Dukes
LG   72  Pat Tomberlin
LT   75  Tim Hebron
RT   77  John Ionata
TE   85  Pat Carter
WR   88  Hassan Jones
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB  17  Eric Williams
LCB  32  Martin Mayhew
SS   37  Stan Shiver
WLB  38  Paul McGowan
FS   40  Greg Newell
LT   45  Isaac Williams
SLB  55  Fred Jones
OLB  65  Darryl Gray
NG   71  Todd Stroud
RT   79  Gerald Nichols
OLB  84  Garth Jax
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 2  Deion Sanders
 3  Herb Gainer
 6  Louis Berry
 9  Phillip Bryant
15  Terry Robinson
16  Tracy Sanders
18  Derek Schmidt
19  John Parks
20  Keith Ross
26  Alphonso Williams
29  Bill Richardson
30  Tanner Holloman
35  John Hadley
39  Brian Davis
##  NAME
-----------------------------
46  Felton Hayes
49  Tony Smith
57  Jesse Solomon
61  Jim Hendley
62  Jason Kuipers
63  Mark Salva
68  Lenny Chavers
74  Pablo Lopez
76  Steve Gabbard
80  Terry Warren
83  Stanley Scott
87  Gaylon White
96  Pete Panton
99  Bruce Heggie

FLORIDA STATE 56, SOUTH CAROLINA 14

11/09/1985, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 10, 1985, page 65, by Bill McGrotha.

FSU runs over Gamecocks.
Floyd gains 212 in a 56-14 romp.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Run right at them.

That was the essence of a Florida State plan, and it was all the spur that Victor Floyd needed.

Racing for 212 yards on just 15 carries, the Pensacola freshman was a key to the unlocking of a big door as the Seminoles ground South Carolina 56-14 here Saturday night in a wild-and-long game.

The victory, lifting FSU to 7-2, assured a berth in somebody's bowl game. And the Dec. 30 Gator Bowl is a strong possibility, but the Dec. 21 Cherry seems to be pushing hard, too.

"We are very, very interested," said Muddy Waters, executive director of the Pontiac, Mich., bowl that guarantees a payoff in excess of $740,000 and projects a $1.4-million possibility.

But much is speculation until Nov. 23, when teams may officially accept bids.

Saturday's game - including scouts of the Peach, Citrus as well as Cherry and Gator bowls among the 54,121 in Campbell Stadium - was to an astonishing degree no contest.

The 13th of a series was terribly unlucky for South Carolina, as FSU won for the 10th time, as Bobby Bowden won his 80th Florida State game in his 10th season here.

Somebody wanted to know of Bowden if the Seminoles have a trend of crushing an opponent following a loss.

"If that's a trend, I hope we lose next week," cracked the coach, "and you can quote me on that."

FSU plays Western Carolina in a Homecoming game here next week. The next, and last, opponent: Florida there Nov. 30.

Pounding out 409 yards running of its 542 total, Florida State got a big contribution from another freshman tailback - Keith Ross. He had 163 yards in 23 carries.

"There is no two ways about it," said Joe Morrison, the South Carolina coach, "Florida State is a good football team.

"They are more aggressive defensively than I can recall them being last year."

Chip Ferguson, the freshman quarterback, guided FSU to a prohibitive lead early in the second half, and FSU mopped up with Kirk Coker, Eric Thomas, and J.P. Connally. Throwing just 10 times, Ferguson completed eight for 106 yards and three touchdowns.

And the Seminoles, who had nine turnovers in a 38-26 loss at South Carolina last year, suffered just one turnover all evening - a fumble.

Sometimes lashing out in frustration perhaps, the Gamecocks drew 18 penalties for 154 yards - more than any FSU opponent in history. The game also saw more total penalties that any in FSU history as the Seminoles were flagged 13 times for 110 yards.

Bowden said he did not know why the game was so sloppy that way, saying there was no animosity by his Seminoles following last year's defeat. He said he told Morrison his turn to win might come next year.

"I thought our offensive line had a great game," said Bowden. "The defense played well - and kicking was super. If we could have gotten any coaching, we would have been all right.

"We knew we had to run the ball on them, and that was really the difference. We had a game plan.

"Floyd was amazing."

FSU, generally, was amazing in this one, early and late.

On an early series, Ferguson uncorked a 45-yard pass to Hassan Jones that paved a 3-yard payoff toss to Pat Carter. Just a little later, Floyd tore away on a 56-yard run, and Tanner Holloman scored from 10 yards out.

It became 21-0 early in the second quarter - an astonishing 97-yard drive in seven plays capped by Pete Panton's 7-yard touchdown catch of a Ferguson pass. Again, Floyd's running set it up.

Soon Ross broke on a 53-yard scoring run.

With 2:19 left in the half, Floyd took a 14-yard Ferguson pass for a TD that jumped it to 35-0.

Only then did South Carolina move, getting on the board just before halftime with a 9-yard trick pass, halfbak Kevin White to quarterback Mike Hold.

In two third-quarter plays from the 20, Floyd got a touchdown - the first a 19-yard run, the second a 61-yarder.

An Eric Williams interception set up Florida State at the 1, and Ferguson scored from there on a first-down busted play.

In the closing quarter, South Carolina scored again as a scrambling Hold passed 55 yards to Gary Prater.

Ross got a final Florida State touchdown on a 5-yard run with 8:03 remaining.

Hold threw 40 passes trying to make something work and completed 16 for 225 yards and a single touchdown. Three times he was sacked.

Florida State's offense averaged 7.63 yards per try. With the running game turned on, the offense gave the defense rest for a change. FSU had the ball for 32:12, Carolina for 27:48.

The flood of penalties and the first-ever telecast of a Florida State game by ESPN stretched the game to three hours and 20 minutes.

"I have always believed you play like you practice," said Bowden, unhappy last week with rain that hampered workouts before the Miami game.

"This time we practiced good."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
SOUTH CAROLINA
0
7
0
7
14
FLORIDA STATE
14
21
14
7
56

1st   7- 0  Pat Carter, 3, pass from Chip Ferguson (Derek Schmidt, kick), 7:07 
     14- 0  Tanner Holloman, 10, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 4:10 
2nd  21- 0  Pete Panton, 7, pass from Chip Ferguson (Derek Schmidt, kick), 11:44
     28- 0  Keith Ross, 53, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 4:09 
     35- 0  Victor Floyd, 14, pass from Chip Ferguson (Derek Schmidt, kick), 2:09 
     35- 7  Opp, 9, pass (kick), 0:23 
3rd  42- 7  Victor Floyd, 61, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 14:25
     49- 7  Chip Ferguson, 1, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 10:11
     49- 7  Opp, 46, field goal failed, 2:15 
4th  49-14  Opp, 55, pass (kick), 14:44
     49-14  Opp, 54, field goal failed, 10:10
     56-14  Keith Ross, 5, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 8:03 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 15 Rushes-yards 56-409 35-102 Passing 133 234 Att-Comp-Int 15-10-0 41-17-2 Total Yards 71-542 76-336 Punt Returns 7-60 1-4 Kickoff Returns 1-24 3-48 Interception Ret. 2-15 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 6-43.7 10-38.8 Sacks By-Yds 3-23 1-11 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 13-110 18-154 3rd Down Conversions 5-12 5-19 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-0 Time of Posession 32:12 27:48 Attendance 54,121 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Victor Floyd 15- 212 Keith Ross 22- 163 Tanner Holloman 4- 15 Cletis Jones 3- 15 Chuck Wells 6- 14 Phillip Bryant 1- 2 J.P. Connolly 1- 2 Chip Ferguson 2- -3 Eric Thomas 1- -11 Receiving Hassan Jones 3- 77 Tom O'Malley 2- 27 Victor Floyd 1- 14 Pete Panton 1- 7 Phillip Bryant 1- 4 Pat Carter 1- 3 Tanner Holloman 1- 1 Passing Chip Ferguson 10- 8-0-106 Kirk Coker 4- 1-0- 15 Eric Thomas 1- 1-0- 12 Punt Return Curtis Thomas 4- 48 Deion Sanders 3- 12 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 1- 24 Punting Louis Berry 6- 262 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fred Jones 5 4 9 1.0- . . . . . . . . Paul McGowan 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Stan Shiver 2 3 5 2.0- 1.0- 5.0 . 1 . . . . . Lenny Chavers 2 3 5 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Jesse Solomon 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Gerald Nichols 2 3 5 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Greg Newell 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Martin Mayhew 3 1 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Terry Warren 2 1 3 1.0- . . . . . . . . Felton Hayes 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Isaac Williams 2 1 3 1.0- . . . . . . . . Eric Williams 2 . 2 . . 1- 15 . . . . . . Darryl Gray 2 . 2 1.0- . . . . 1- 0 1 . . Tracy Sanders 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Alphonso Williams 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Bill Richardson 1 . 1 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . David Palmer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Garth Jax . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Stiehl 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Steve Gabbard . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Bruce Heggie 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Terry Robinson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Davis 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Chip Ferguson
WR   24  Darrin Holloman
RB   27  Victor Floyd
RB   42  Cletis Jones
C    61  Jim Hendley
LT   63  Mark Salva
RG   64  Jamie Dukes
LG   72  Pat Tomberlin
RT   77  John Ionata
TE   85  Pat Carter
WR   88  Hassan Jones
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB  17  Eric Williams
LCB  32  Martin Mayhew
SS   37  Stan Shiver
WLB  38  Paul McGowan
FS   40  Greg Newell
LT   45  Isaac Williams
SLB  55  Fred Jones
OLB  65  Darryl Gray
NG   71  Todd Stroud
RT   79  Gerald Nichols
OLB  84  Garth Jax
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Eric Thomas
 2  Deion Sanders
 3  Herb Gainer
 6  Louis Berry
 9  Phillip Bryant
11  Kirk Coker
12  J.P. Connolly
15  Terry Robinson
16  Tracy Sanders
18  Derek Schmidt
20  Keith Ross
22  Curtis Thomas
26  Alphonso Williams
29  Bill Richardson
30  Tanner Holloman
36  Eric Stiehl
##  NAME
-----------------------------
39  Brian Davis
44  Chuck Wells
46  Felton Hayes
48  David Palmer
49  Tony Smith
56  Dave Schrenker
57  Jesse Solomon
62  Jason Kuipers
68  Lenny Chavers
75  Tim Hebron
76  Steve Gabbard
80  Terry Warren
83  Stanley Scott
92  Tom O'Malley
96  Pete Panton
99  Bruce Heggie

FLORIDA STATE 50, WESTERN CAROLINA 10

11/16/1985, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 17, 1985, page 55, by Bill McGrotha.

The Cats' meowwwww.
FSU celebrates Homecoming with a Catamount rout.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Chopping out a rather matter-of-fact victory over outmanned Western Carolina here Saturday night, Florida State vaulted - very probably - into the Gator Bowl.

A crowd of 52,778 watched as Bobby Bowden won his 10th straight Homecoming game. Ahead 19-0 at halftime, the Seminoles romped on 50-10.

Tommy Gay, representative of the Gator Bowl, said firmly that Florida State is the No. 1 choice for the game, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m.

That should do it. Financially, the Jacksonville bowl, with its $900,000 payoff, is clearly the Seminoles' best option. Officially, bids cannot be extended and accepted until next Saturday.

The start of the game was delayed 10 minutes or so following pre-game ceremonies highlighted by the presentation of a Ford Country Squire station wagon to trainer Don Fauls, who will retire at season's end. Burt Reynolds, here for a reunion of the '54 team, turned the keys over to Fauls.

On a 9-yard keeper by quarterback Kenny Edwards, Western Carolina got a first down at its 32 but three plays later punted to FSU's 31.

Almost exclusively on the running of Victor Floyd, FSU drove, in eight plays, to a first down at the visitors' 19.

But when quarterback Chip Ferguson moved to throw his first pass, he was sacked for an 8-yard loss by big end Clyde Simmons.

On fourth down at the 19, Derek Schmidt kicked a 36-yard field goal for 3-0.

Two third-down passes by Edwards took the Catamounts to the 50. Tyron DeLapp pulled in a 16-yarder, and then Todd Curie grabbed one for 18.

A penalty set the Cats back. After a punt, FSU started anew at its 26.

With Keith Ross swinging wide for 13 and 11 yards, the Seminoles pounded out running plays to the for 31. Cletis Jones ran to the 20 as the quarter ended.

After Ross was stopped for a 1-yard loss, Ferguson threw his second pass to Hasan Jones for 14 at the 7-yard line. Two plays later, following a penalty, Jones pulled in a 10-yard touchdown catch. The score jumped to 10-0 as Schmidt kicked his 80th consecutive extra point.

Mike Pittman then took a kickoff and ran 59 yards down the sideline to FSU's 41.

After a deep pass missed, Edwards was sacked by Paul McGowan for a loss of 7. Then delay cost the Cats 5 more. Two plays later a punt put FSU at the 21.

Three plays got nothing, as a long pass to Phillip Bryant was a little short. Then a run and shovel pass failed.

Louis Berry's first punt placed the Cats at their 36.

A bit later Steve Kornegay's 48-yard punt backed the Seminoles to their 11.

Just after Ross got loose for 8, Ferguson hit Darrin Holloman with a 47-yard pass at the opponent's 35.

Four plays later, Ross headed up the middle with a handoff, cut to his left, and went 22 yards for a TD.

On the extra-point try, a too-high snap resulted in holder Kirk Coker attempting to throw. Pat Carter made a game, diving try for the pass but failed.

At its 20, Western Carolina could not overcome a procedure penalty. A punt from the 14 gave FSU position at the enemy 41.

On second down, Miles Nicholson intercepted Ferguson's pass and ran it up 9 yards to his 35.

DeLapp caught a pass at midfield.

A couple more plays, and a deep Edwards pass was stolen by Eric Williams at the FSU 16.

Cletis Jones ran for 9 yards and fumbled. Ferguson recovered. Ross picked up a first down at the 34, and on the following play ran wide for 26 yards to the Carolina 41. Herb Gainer grabbed a 25-yard Ferguson pass at the 16. But Ferguson got sacked, and two passes were futile.

Schmidt's 38-yard field goal made it 19-0 with 1:22 left in the half.

A 19-yard pass to Vincent Nowell got Western Carolina to its 42, but Edwards ran into a Stanley Scott sack on the next play, and that was it for the first half.

At this point, Florida State led in yardage, 280 to 75, with 177 rushing. Ross showed 99 yards on just 12 carries. Ferguson had hit on just five of 14 passes for 103 yards.

The visitors showed minus-3 yards rushing, plus 78 passing with Edwards completing six of 18.

From their 19, after the kickoff, the Seminoles renewed their running.

Tony Smith led a charge up to the 39. As Ferguson tried to throw, Simmons sacked him but grabbed the quarterback's face mask on the tackle. The penalty vaulted FSU to the foe's 46.

Rambling wide, Smith got 28 to the 18, and soon 8 more yards to the 4. Two plays, and he scored from the 2. A Schmidt boot, and it was 26-0.

Kornegay's 52-yard punt provided FSU with another turn, at its 22. Promptly, Ferguson threw long to Hassan Jones - a 57-yarder to the 21.

Two more throws in Hassan's direction were futile. Chuck Wells, on a Statue of Liberty handoff, was nailed for a loss of 9.

Schmidt's 48-yard bid for a field goal was wide.

Bryce Cantrell's fumbled pitchout was quickly claimed by Martin Mayhew, and FSU had a new shot from the 26.

On third down, Ferguson evaded a rush and threw 22 yards to Hassan Jones at the 3. Ross scored from there, and it became 33-0.

Soon, it was a drive from the FSU 28. On successive plays, Smith got 17 to the Carolina 46, Tom O'Malley caught an Eric Thomas pass at the 33, and Chuck Wells pounded up the middle for 30 to the 3.

Editors Note: Wells scored from the 1 and Schmidt kicked the extra point to make the score 40-0.

On the first play of the final quarter, Bill Richardson's interception placed FSU in business at its 49.

But, as Thomas overthew Pete Panton, the pass was intercepted by Ronnie Perry who sprinted 64 yards to a touchdown that cut the score to 40-7.

A fumbled pitchout to Tony Smith was claimed by Wayne Parker for the visitors at the Carolina 48.

In rapid succession, Jesse Solomon intercepted an Edwards throw, the Floyd's fumble was claimed by Kendall Rycroft, and finally Solomon recovered a Catamount fumble. Kirk Coker replaced Thomas at quarterback for FSU.

On third down, Coker hit Phillip Bryant with a 21-yard pass. Next play, Bryant pulled in a 22-yarder at the 6. The score was 47-7 after Floyd scored on a 5-yard run.

Richardson's second interception gave Florida State possession at the Carolina 28.

It came to fourth-and-two at the 5, and Schmidt kicked a 21-yard field goal for 50-7 with four minutes remaining.

With a minute left, Kirk Roach kicked a 38-yard field goal after the Cats got inside the FSU 10 on a 45-yard pass, Willie Perkins to Pittman.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WESTERN CAROLINA
0
0
0
10
10
FLORIDA STATE
3
16
21
10
50

1st   3- 0  Derek Schmidt, 36, field goal, 7:41 
2nd  10- 0  Hassan Jones, 10, pass from Chip Ferguson (Derek Schmidt, kick), 13:34
     16- 0  Keith Ross, 22, run (Kirk Coker, pass failed), 6:33 
     19- 0  Derek Schmidt, 38, field goal, 1:22 
3rd  26- 0  Tony Smith, 2, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 8:55 
     26- 0  Derek Schmidt, 47, field goal failed, 6:09 
     33- 0  Keith Ross, 3, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 4:09 
     40- 0  Chuck Wells, 1, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 0:06 
4th  40- 7  Opp, 64, interception return (kick), 13:24
     47- 7  Victor Floyd, 5, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 7:02 
     50- 7  Derek Schmidt, 23, field goal, 4:00 
     50-10  Opp, 38, field goal, 1:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 31 8 Rushes-yards 72-379 21- -3 Passing 238 148 Att-Comp-Int 22-10-2 32-11-4 Total Yards 94-617 53-145 Punt Returns 2-5 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-19 5-130 Interception Ret. 4-14 2-73 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 1-44.0 7-38.3 Sacks By-Yds 3-26 3-15 Fumbles-Lost 6-2 3-1 Penalties-Yds 1-5 5-35 3rd Down Conversions 8-15 4-13 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 41:07 18:53 Attendance 52,778 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tony Smith 11- 114 Keith Ross 15- 103 Victor Floyd 14- 52 Chuck Wells 9- 48 Cletis Jones 9- 43 David Palmer 3- 23 Eric Thomas 2- 1 Chip Ferguson 6- -2 Kirk Coker 1- -3 Receiving Hassan Jones 4- 103 Darrin Holloman 2- 54 Phillip Bryant 2- 43 Herb Gainer 1- 25 Tom O'Malley 1- 13 Passing Chip Ferguson 18- 7-1-182 Kirk Coker 2- 2-0- 43 Eric Thomas 2- 1-1- 13 Punt Return Curtis Thomas 2- 5 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 1- 19 Punting Louis Berry 1- 44 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Martin Mayhew 4 1 5 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Stanley Scott 2 1 3 3.0- 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Bill Richardson 2 . 2 . . 2- 8 . . . . . . Jesse Solomon 1 1 2 . . 1- 6 1 . 1- 0 . . . Paul McGowan 1 1 2 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Isaac Williams 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Lenny Chavers 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Garth Jax 1 1 2 1.0- . . . . . . . . Tracy Sanders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Greg Newell 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Stan Shiver 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Terry Robinson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . David Palmer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Thomas 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . John Hadley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lenny Sutton 1 . 1 1.0- 11.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Eric Williams . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Chip Ferguson
WR   24  Darrin Holloman
RB   27  Victor Floyd
RB   44  Chuck Wells
C    61  Jim Hendley
LT   63  Mark Salva
RG   64  Jamie Dukes
LG   72  Pat Tomberlin
RT   77  John Ionata
TE   85  Pat Carter
WR   88  Hassan Jones
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB  17  Eric Williams
LCB  32  Martin Mayhew
SS   37  Stan Shiver
WLB  38  Paul McGowan
FS   40  Greg Newell
LT   45  Isaac Williams
SLB  55  Fred Jones
OLB  65  Darryl Gray
NG   68  Lenny Chavers
RT   79  Gerald Nichols
OLB  84  Garth Jax
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
    Lenny Sutton
 1  Eric Thomas
 3  Herb Gainer
 6  Louis Berry
 9  Phillip Bryant
11  Kirk Coker
15  Terry Robinson
16  Tracy Sanders
18  Derek Schmidt
20  Keith Ross
22  Curtis Thomas
26  Alphonso Williams
29  Bill Richardson
35  John Hadley
42  Cletis Jones
##  NAME
-----------------------------
46  Felton Hayes
48  David Palmer
49  Tony Smith
56  Dave Schrenker
57  Jesse Solomon
62  Jason Kuipers
74  Pablo Lopez
75  Tim Hebron
76  Steve Gabbard
80  Terry Warren
83  Stanley Scott
92  Tom O'Malley
96  Pete Panton
99  Bruce Heggie

FLORIDA 38, FLORIDA STATE 14

11/30/1985, GAINESVILLE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, December 1, 1985, page 63, by Bill McGrotha.

BELLted.
Gators burn FSU 38-14 on Bell's passes.

GAINESVLLE, FL - Another mighty lick, and another awesome promise.

The University of Florida's football team pounded Florida State for the fifth straight year, as a record crowd of 74,461 at Florida Field rubbed its eyes on a warm Saturday afternoon.

The promise, in the extraordinary throwing arm of sophomore Kerwin Bell, is that there is more to come.

"Remarkable," said Bobby Bowden. "He has everything it takes."

Completing 14 of 22 passes, Bell hit on touchdown tosses of 82, 75 and 14 yards among his 343 yards.

That shot his two-season total for TD passes to 37 - one more that Steve Spurrier threw during his entire Heisman Trophy-winning career at Florida.

It wasn't just Bell. It was all the Gators.

"They dominated us again," said Bowden. "I thought it would be a close game.

"Florida is too - they're good, man. I got a feeling they're plain better."

To most, Florida made its superiority perfectly clear as it stretched its Florida Field record over the last five years to 27-1-2 and notched its second straight 9-1-1 season.

A proud Galen Hall is now 17-1-1 in his time, and that's a record not matched by any SEC coach in history over the span of his first two seasons.

"I don't think enough can be said about what the seniors on this team have accomplished," said Hall. "I hope we can finish in the top five. I think we are deserving."

He gets no argument on that point from any Seminoles here Saturday.

Averaging 6.46 yards a play, the Gators stacked up 478 yards and controlled the ball - and the game - 74 plays to 63.

Moreover, Florida had no turnovers while Florida State continued its recent self-destructive tendencies in this series. FSU had six turnovers, including four interceptions of Chip Ferguson's passes.

The freshman quarterback played every down. "He learned a lot of football today," commented Bowden.

Ferguson hit 18 of 37 passes for 230 yards, but he headed an offense that was about as futile as any time in recent history. Florida's 14th-ranked defense was a big reason why.

"We wanted to do some things," said Florida linebacker Alonzo Johnson, "to make him make mistakes. I think it worked.

"The defense said that we were going to have a squad meeting there at the football - have a roll call. And if you're not there, you got to run after the game. We said after we get the ball, you've got to holler out your name. Nobody wanted to be standing way back there when everybody looked around."

Offensively and defensively, Florida took control early, and FSU trailed 14-0 with barely nine minutes gone in the game. At halftime it was 28-0.

The game-opening series was, at the very least, a tempo-setter as Florida ran on its first seven plays - including a penalty on one. What it did was run effectively enough to bring adjustments in the FSU defense, perhaps about the time Bell opened up with his passes.

A crusher was Bell's 27-yarder to swift Ricky Nattiel at the FSU 31 - the first of his five catches, for 161 yards. Then John L. Williams got 25 yards out of a pass. After which, Neal Anderson ran wide for a 6-yard touchdown.

Running 23 times, tailback Anderson got 95 hard yards, fullback Williams only 20 in his 20 efforts.

Victor Floyd lost a fumble on the Seminoles' first series, presenting Florida with opportunity at the FSU 45. After Anderson rambled for 19 to the 15, Bell got the Gators to the 3 on a pass, and Anderson ran wide again to make it 14-0.

Early in the second quarter, Deion Sanders provided Florida State with a dramatic lift when he ran a punt back 34 yards to the Florida 33.

But the Seminoles got nothing. On fourth down, Derek Schmidt was short on a 47-yard try for a field goal.

Florida drove - and Jeff Dawson was wide on a 44-yard try for three.

Florida intercepted a deflected Ferguson pass at the 10. A punt found Sanders on a 13-yard return to the Gator 39 - but a holding call nullified it, and a second punt set FSU back on its 27.

Maybe a pretty big penalty.

Two plays later Ferguson's deep pass was intercepted by Vernell Brown. And then, on a fake reverse, Bell threw to Nattiel for a TD on a 75-yard play.

There was time for Florida to push the score to 28-0 before time ran out in the half, moving from its 38 following a punt. Nattiel snared a 48-yard throw - and then a 14-yarder. As simple as that.

Florida State cut it to 28-7 as Sanders - on a dazzling return - went 58 yards with a Ray Criswell punt early in the second half.

A bit later, on their only drive of note all day, the Seminoles struck from their 25. A 43-yard pass from Ferguson to Hassan Jones at the Florida 20, was the key. Then Darrin Holloman grabbed a throw at the 4, and Ferguson on a keeper scored easily from there.

Notions that Florida State might make a game of it were promptly stilled. Just two plays later, Bell uncorked one to Frankie Neal at the FSU 40 and the receiver raced on to a touchdown that made it 35-14 - an 82-yard play.

There was more than 18 minutes to play, but it was over.

Schmidt missed a 53-yard field-goal attempt, and Dawson a 41-yarder. With 2:50 to go, Dawson put through a 40-yarder that made it a final 38-14.

Had Florida State had a couple more like Fred Jones on defense, it might have made some difference. The big junior linebacker, according to a pressbox accounting, led players on both teams with 11 tackles, making nine outright.

On the offensive line, the Seminoles lost tackle John Ionata - that line's top performer last season - in the early going when he was kayoed.

Had he used every trick he had to win this game, Bowden was asked?

"No," he replied. "We got so far behind, tricks would not have worked. They were waiting on those. We were not gonna fool 'em at that point.

"You get 14 points down against Florida and it's not healthy."

Closing the regular season with an 8-3 record, the Seminoles await a Dec. 30 Gator Bowl date against Oklahoma State.

"We wish them the best of luck in the Gator Bowl," said Galen Hall.

Alonzo Johnson said it was disappointing not to go to a bowl.

"But I don't think anything could happen better than this," he said.

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

1st   0- 7  Opp, 6, run (kick), 9:37 
      0-14  Opp, 3, run (kick), 5:59 
2nd   0-14  Derek Schmidt, 47, field goal failed, 12:33
      0-14  Opp, 44, field goal failed, 7:28 
      0-21  Opp, 75, pass (kick), 2:22 
      0-28  Opp, 14, pass (kick), 0:48 
3rd   7-28  Deion Sanders, 58, punt return/blocked punt (Derek Schmidt, kick), 10:26
     14-28  Chip Ferguson, 4, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 4:18 
     14-35  Opp, 82, pass (kick), 3:33 
4th  14-35  Derek Schmidt, 53, field goal failed, 12:54
     14-35  Opp, 41, field goal failed, 9:11 
     14-38  Opp, 40, field goal, 2:39 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 20 Rushes-yards 26- 62 52-135 Passing 230 343 Att-Comp-Int 37-18-4 22-14-0 Total Yards 63-292 74-478 Punt Returns 7-105 2-22 Kickoff Returns 0-0 1-20 Interception Ret. 0-0 4-4 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 4-47.0 8-46.1 Sacks By-Yds 3-27 1-8 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 0-0 Penalties-Yds 5-34 7-81 3rd Down Conversions 3-13 5-14 Time of Posession 27:00 33:00 Attendance 74,461 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tony Smith 6- 36 Keith Ross 8- 23 Victor Floyd 4- 13 Cletis Jones 2- 6 Tanner Holloman 1- 4 Chuck Wells 1- 0 Chip Ferguson 3- -9 Phillip Bryant 1- -11 Receiving Hassan Jones 5- 120 Tony Smith 3- 41 Darrin Holloman 2- 31 Victor Floyd 3- 17 Chuck Wells 2- 7 Phillip Bryant 1- 7 Pete Panton 1- 4 Tanner Holloman 1- 3 Passing Chip Ferguson 37-18-4-230 Punt Return Deion Sanders 5- 95 Curtis Thomas 2- 10 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fred Jones 9 2 11 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . . Paul McGowan 6 4 10 . . . . . . . . . Stanley Scott 5 1 6 2.0- 12.0 1.0- 10.0 . 1 . . . . . Gerald Nichols 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Isaac Williams 2 2 4 1.5- 9.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Jesse Solomon 3 1 4 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Martin Mayhew 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Eric Williams 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Darryl Gray 2 . 2 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Garth Jax 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Todd Stroud . 2 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Lenny Chavers 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Felton Hayes 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Greg Newell 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Bill Richardson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Williams 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tracy Sanders . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Davis . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . John Hadley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Cletis Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Gaylon White 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Chip Ferguson
WR   24  Darrin Holloman
RB   27  Victor Floyd
RB   44  Chuck Wells
C    61  Jim Hendley
LT   63  Mark Salva
RG   64  Jamie Dukes
LG   72  Pat Tomberlin
RT   77  John Ionata
TE   85  Pat Carter
WR   88  Hassan Jones
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB  17  Eric Williams
LCB  32  Martin Mayhew
SS   37  Stan Shiver
WLB  38  Paul McGowan
FS   40  Greg Newell
LT   45  Isaac Williams
SLB  55  Fred Jones
OLB  65  Darryl Gray
NG   68  Lenny Chavers
RT   79  Gerald Nichols
OLB  84  Garth Jax
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 2  Deion Sanders
 3  Herb Gainer
 6  Louis Berry
 9  Phillip Bryant
16  Tracy Sanders
18  Derek Schmidt
20  Keith Ross
22  Curtis Thomas
26  Alphonso Williams
29  Bill Richardson
30  Tanner Holloman
35  John Hadley
39  Brian Davis
42  Cletis Jones
46  Felton Hayes
##  NAME
-----------------------------
49  Tony Smith
56  Dave Schrenker
57  Jesse Solomon
62  Jason Kuipers
66  Parrish Barwick
71  Todd Stroud
73  Anthony Williams
74  Pablo Lopez
75  Tim Hebron
76  Steve Gabbard
80  Terry Warren
83  Stanley Scott
87  Gaylon White
96  Pete Panton
99  Bruce Heggie

FLORIDA STATE 34, OKLAHOMA STATE 23

12/30/1985, Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fl

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, December 31, 1985, page 23, by Bill McGrotha.

FSU ropes Cowboys.
Seminoles passing wins Gator Bowl.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - With freshman Chip Ferguson throwing all the way, Florida State ripped out an emphatic 34-23 victory over Oklahoma State here Monday Night in the 41st Gator Bowl.

It was 13-0 at halftime, and 27-3 in the third quarter before the Cowboys struck for two quick touchdowns that cut it to 27-17.

But early in the final quarter, Ferguson directed a 55-yard drive in nine plays, scoring himself from the 1 to ice it. The Cowboys scored with 10 seconds left in the game.

As Bobby Bowden wrapped up his 10th season of coaching Florida State, the Seminoles won nine games under him for the fifth time. A final 9-3 record should assure the Seminoles of final rank among the nation's top 15. Oklahoma State wound up 8-4.

All the way, it was as though Florida State's receiving corps was not depleted.

Bowden had firmly made up his mind he was going with the young Ferguson, and throw the ball like Florida State seldom has.

"And there ain't gonna be none of this waiting to third down to put it up," he had promised.

A shocked Oklahoma State was the victim of a plan that worked throughout.

Oklahoma State at the start chose to lead with its 14th-ranked defense after winning the coin toss - kicking off to Florida State.

From its 22, FSU came out doing what it planned to do. Throw.

On the first play, freshman Chip Ferguson uncorked a 45-yard bomb to sophomore Randy White at the Cowboy 33.

Next play, White caught a pass at the 22.

On the third play, Ferguson underthrew Herb Gainer, and Mel Gilliam intercepted in the end zone.

Whereupon, from the 20, Oklahoma State started doing what it planned to do. Run.

Three whacks left the Cowboys a yard short, however. A punt was returned `` yards by Deion Sanders to the FSU 43.

A pass to Gainer got 13. Twice more Ferguson threw but to no avail. A shovel pass to Tony Smith lost 4. Another overthrow. Then Ferguson, trying to pass for the seventh straight time, was sacked back at his 45.

A 16-yard pass, Ronnie Williams to Hart Lee Dykes, gained Oklahoma State's 38 following a punt.

A short pass, coupled with a roughing penalty on the play, carried the Cowboys to FSU's 40. On third-and-11, Thomas raced outside on the draw - 12 yards to the 28.

Williams kept for five, but Thomas lost two and a pass missed.

Joey O'Donnell missed a field-goal try of 42 yards, but FSU's Terry Robinson was penalized for running into the kicker. Following a 5-yard penalty, O'Donnell missed again, from 37 yards, giving FSU the ball at its own 20.

Gainer promptly collared a 28-yard Ferguson pass to place FSU at its 48. Third down at the 50 saw Pat Carter snare a pass at the Cowboy 39. Then Gainer grabbed one at the 28. On a delay, Smith took a handoff and broke wide for 14 yards to the 14. A roughing-the-passer call on the next play gave FSU a first down at the 7.

A pass failed. Cletis Jones lost a yard. A reverse by Randy White got stopped by Warren Thompson for a yard gain when it might have gone for more.

Derek Schmidt then kicked a 23-yard field goal for 3-0.

On successive passes, Williams hit Curtis Looper for 12, then Dykes for 20 to FSU's 38 as the quarter ended.

Thomas got just a yard on a run. Two passes missed. Whereupon, a Rich Thompson punt put FSU in a hole when downed at the 2.

An interference call as Ferguson threw to White got FSU to the 17. Tony Smith ripped the middle for 20 yards. White caught a Ferguson toss at the Cowboy 48, but on the next play holding set the Seminoles back to their 42.

Berry's 53-yard punt backed the Cowboys to their 15.

On second down, Thomas hit the middle, picked his way outside, then turned it on for 24 yards to the 39. A short pass, coupled with a face-mask penalty, gained FSU's 49. But a pass failed, a reverse got nothing, and Williams was sacked by Isaac Williams and Stanley Scott. A punt put the Seminoles on their 11.

Smith's running and a 10-yard pass to Carter got the ball to the 28. Berry punted to the Cowboys' 30.

Two incomplete passes and a 4-yard loss by Thomas when tackled by Gerald Nichols had the Cowboys at their 26 when it came to punting time. A short boot, for 27 yards, gave FSU the ball at its 47.

Nothing came of the chance. Smith was short on a run. Two passes failed. A punt gave the Cowboys another turn, at their 20.

With Paul McGowan making a key third-down tackle on a quarterback draw, FSU defenders forced another punt.

Clipping on Sanders' 11-yard runback knocked FSU to its 24.

A Ferguson scramble for 7 got a first down at the 35.

Smith ran for 9 before White caught a 17-yard toss at the Cowboy 39.

Whereupon, Gainer pulled in a 39-yard scoring bomb as the ball bounced off defender Demise Williams. Schmidt added a point for 10-0 with 2:31 left in the half.

Oklahoma State worked the ball up to its 40 before quarterback Williams slipped, fell, lost 7. A punt placed FSU at its 18 with a bit over a minute remaining.

Smith ran for 17. Carter grabbed a 21-yard pass at the Cowboy 43. Smith ran for 11 to the 32. Third down there saw Victor Floyd slip to the 23 on a draw.

In came Schmidt to kick a 40-yard field goal for 13-0 as the clock showed just two seconds left.

At this halfway point, Florida State had stacked up a rather astonishing 319 yards, with 215 passing as Ferguson hit 12 of his 26 shots. Randy White and Gainer had caught four each.

Of 99 net yards rushing, Smith had 90 on just 10 carries.

Thomas, meanwhile, had been limited to 55 on 13 runs and the Cowboys restricted to 143 yards, 86 of it passing.

From its 21 after the second-half kickoff, Oklahoma State moved for 12 yards on three Thomas runs.

Dykes got a 17-yard pass at midfield, and Thomas netted 10 more on a throw, to the FSU 40.

Nichols racked Thomas for minus-3, but pass interference on Deion Sanders soon gave the Cowboys a first down at the 28. A short pass, and a Thomas run gained the 18.

Thomas got just two to the 16. On third down, Dykes, defended by Martin Mayhew, dropped a touchdown pass in the end zone.

Brad Dennis booted a 33-yard field goal, and it was 13-3.

A screen pass to Smith for 12 quickly had FSU at its 39. A third-down throw to Gainer for 25 reached the Cowboy 37. Pete Paton, at the 23, caught a 12-yarder. After two passes failed, Smith sped up the middle on a draw for 21 to the 2.

A fumble cost a yard loss, and a pass fell to the ground. Again on third down, a surprise play - Cletis Jones moving easily on a run off the right side for a touchdown. Schmidt's point made it 20-3 with 6:02 left in the quarter.

From their 20, the Oklahomans tried a flea-flicker, with Thomas, after a handoff, pitching the ball back to quarterback Williams, who threw a deep pass.

Deion Sanders intercepted, and ran 28 yards on the return to the Cowboy 36.

Once more on third down, Ferguson found a catcher - Carter at the 19. Two plays later, Gainer caught a 19-yard Ferguson strike for the TD. With a Schmidt boot, things jumped to 27-3.

Working the ball to their 39, the Cowboys slammed into FSU territory on a 26-yard pass to Bobby Riley.

Soon after, a screen pass to Thomas saw the tailback break on a 29-yard scoring run that cut it to 27-10.

More trouble soon came.

When, at the 27, Ferguson dropped back for a third-down pass, he fumbled when sacked. Gilliam claimed the ball at the 12.

On the first play, Williams slipped wide after handing off the Thomas, who then threw to the wide-open quarterback for the touchdown. Suddenly, the score was 27-17.

Immediately, Ferguson threw from his 33 - hitting Carter with a 23-yarder. Gainer pulled in a toss for 12 at the Cowboy 31.

Editor's note: Ferguson eventually scored on a 1-yard run with 2:55 left in the game and the Cowboys answered with a 31-yard pass to Dykes with 11 seconds on the clock to make the final score34-23.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
OKLAHOMA STATE
0
0
17
6
23
FLORIDA STATE
3
10
14
7
34

1st   0- 0  Opp, 37, field goal failed, 6:18 
      3- 0  Derek Schmidt, 23, field goal, 2:28 
2nd  10- 0  Herb Gainer, 39, pass from Chip Ferguson (Derek Schmidt, kick), 2:31 
     13- 0  Derek Schmidt, 39, field goal, 0:02 
3rd  13- 3  Opp, 33, field goal, 9:46 
     20- 3  Cletis Jones, 3, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 6:02 
     27- 3  Herb Gainer, 19, pass from Chip Ferguson (Derek Schmidt, kick), 4:57 
     27-10  Opp, 29, pass (kick), 2:52 
     27-17  Opp, 12, pass (kick), 1:19 
4th  27-17  Derek Schmidt, 46, field goal blocked, 14:41
     34-17  Chip Ferguson, 1, run (Derek Schmidt, kick), 10:43
     34-23  Opp, 31, pass (pass failed), 0:10 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 31 23 Rushes-yards 41-231 35-106 Passing 338 263 Att-Comp-Int 43-20-2 44-22-2 Total Yards 84-569 79-369 Punt Returns 3-25 3-37 Kickoff Returns 4-68 5-89 Interception Ret. 2-45 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 4-47.5 7-35.9 Sacks By-Yds 2-8 2-13 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-0 Penalties-Yds 9-110 3-27 3rd Down Conversions 6-16 6-18 Time of Posession 28:11 31:49 Attendance 79,417 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Tony Smith 24- 201 Cletis Jones 6- 18 Victor Floyd 2- 8 Keith Ross 2- 7 Chip Ferguson 6- -4 Receiving Herb Gainer 7- 148 Randy White 4- 87 Pat Carter 5- 81 Pete Panton 1- 10 Tony Smith 2- 8 John Brown 1- 4 Passing Chip Ferguson 43-20-1-338 Punt Return Deion Sanders 3- 25 Kickoff Return Keith Ross 4- 68 Punting Louis Berry 4- 190 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paul McGowan 11 5 16 2.0- . . . . . . . . Martin Mayhew 7 2 9 . . . 1 . . . . . Stan Shiver 6 1 7 1.0- . . . . . . . . Deion Sanders 5 1 6 . . 1- 29 5 . . . . . Fred Jones 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Garth Jax 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Greg Newell 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Darryl Gray 4 . 4 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Todd Stroud . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Gerald Nichols 2 . 2 2.0- . . 1 . . . . . Felton Hayes 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Ed Clark 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Tracy Sanders . 1 1 . . 1- 21 1 . . . . . Isaac Williams . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Stanley Scott 1 . 1 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Terry Warren . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jesse Solomon . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Bill Richardson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Stiehl 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . David Palmer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Williams . . . . . . . . . 1 . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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SE    3  Herb Gainer
QB    5  Chip Ferguson
TB   27  Victor Floyd
FB   42  Cletis Jones
C    61  Jim Hendley
ST   63  Mark Salva
TG   64  Jamie Dukes
SG   72  Pat Tomberlin
TT   77  John Ionata
FL   82  Randy White
TE   85  Pat Carter
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Deion Sanders
LCB  32  Martin Mayhew
SS   37  Stan Shiver
WLB  38  Paul McGowan
FS   40  Greg Newell
LT   45  Isaac Williams
SLB  55  Fred Jones
OLB  65  Darryl Gray
BG   71  Todd Stroud
RT   79  Gerald Nichols
OLB  84  Garth Jax
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 6  Louis Berry
 9  Phillip Bryant
11  Kirk Coker
15  Terry Robinson
16  Tracy Sanders
17  Eric Williams
18  Derek Schmidt
20  Keith Ross
23  Pat White
26  Alphonso Williams
29  Bill Richardson
36  Eric Stiehl
41  Ed Clark
44  Chuck Wells
46  Felton Hayes
48  David Palmer
##  NAME
-----------------------------
49  Tony Smith
51  Marty Riggs
56  Dave Schrenker
57  Jesse Solomon
62  Jason Kuipers
66  Parrish Barwick
68  Lenny Chavers
72  John Brown
74  Pablo Lopez
75  Tim Hebron
76  Steve Gabbard
80  Terry Warren
83  Stanley Scott
96  Pete Panton
99  Bruce Heggie