Florida State Football - 1990 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1990 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bobby Bowden, Head Coach
Chuck Amato, Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Line
Mickey Andrews, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs
Wally Burnham, Inside Linebackers
Ronnie Cottrell, Recruiting Coordinator
John Eason, Receivers
Jim Gladden, Outside Linebackers
Greg Guy, Graduate Assistant, Outside Linebackers
Doug Hanlon, Graduate Assistant, Receivers
Jimmy Heggins, Tight Ends
Clint Ledbetter, Volunteer Assistant
Mike Owens, Graduate Assistant, Inside Linebackers
Mark Richt, Quarterbacks
Mark Salva, Graduate Assistant, Offensive Line
Brad Scott, Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line
Billy Sexton, Running Backs
Mike Spencer, Graduate Assistant, Defensive Backs
Dave Van Halanger, Strength and Conditioning

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1990 FSU Football Media Guide

Renegade and Chief Osceola

1990 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 1990 FSU Football Media Guide, page

Clifton Abraham, 5-9, 180, DB, Dallas, TX

Kevin Adams, 6-1, 215, LB, Lake Charles, LA

Ken Alexander, 6-3, 240, LB, Austin, TX

Chris Cowart, 6-3, 215, LB, New Orleans, LA

Jeff Deremer, 6-0, 262, C, Port Richey

John Donaldson, 6-4, 240, TE, Marianna

'OMar Ellison, 6-2, 200, RB, Griffin, GA

William Floyd, 6-2, 220, RB, Saint Petersburg

Dan Footman, 6-5, 255, LB, Tampa

Corey Fuller, 6-1, 190, DB, Tallahassee

Steve Gilmer, 5-11, 185, DB, Tallahassee

Dulack Guerrier, 6-3, 230, LB, Miami

Sean Jackson, 6-2, 220, RB, New Orleans, LA

Lonnie Johnson, 6-3, 220, TE, Miami

Marvin Jones, 6-2, 220, LB, Miami

Kez McCorvey, 6-1, 180, WR, Gautier, MS

Tiger McMillon, 5-10, 185, RB, Kissimmee

Patrick McNeil, 6-3, 275, OL, Palmetto

Dan Mowrey, 5-10, 165, KS, Tallahassee

Corey Sawyer, 5-10, 160, DB, Key West

Eric Smith, 5-11, 210, LB, Live Oak


1990 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 23 Bryce Abbott          ILB     6-0   215  So-R *    Tifton, GA (Tift County)
   2 Clifton Abraham       DB      5-9   180  Fr        Dallas, TX (D.W. Carter)
  36 Kevin Adams           LB      6-1   215  Fr        Lake Charles, LA (LaGrange)
* 36 Ken Alexander         LB      6-3   240  Fr        Austin, TX (Lyndon B. Johnson)
* 20 Clyde Allen           TB      5-11  190  Fr-R      Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 72 Steve Allen           OT      6-5   285  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Orange Park)
*  8 David Alvarez         DB      6-3   190  Sr        Treasure Island (Humble)
*  9 Richie Andrews        KS      5-11  165  Sr   ***  Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 51 Robbie Baker          C       6-3   240  So-R *    Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
*  1 Shannon Baker         WR      5-10  180  So   *    Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 13 Mike Barre'           QB      6-1   202  So-R      North Palm Beach (King's Academy)
* 38 David Bassett         SS      5-11  200  Sr   **   Roswell, GA (Lassiter)
* 22 Edgar Bennett         FB      6-1   222  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Lee)
* 31 Lavon Brown           FS      5-11  200  So-R *    Moore Haven (Moore Haven)
* 27 Terrell Buckley       CB      5-10  175  So   *    Pascagoula, MS (Pascagoula)
* 45 Kirk Carruthers       ILB     6-2   212  Jr   **   East Lansing, MI (East Lansing)
* 96 James Chaney          NG      5-11  250  Jr   **   North Fort Myers (North Fort Myers)
* 91 Deondri Clark         DT      6-2   250  So-R *    Winter Garden (West Orange)
* 39 Ed Clark              ILB     6-3   230  So-R *    Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 78 Johnny Clower         TE      6-4   265  Jr-R *    Dade City (Pasco Comprehensive)
* 16 Richard Coes          CB      6-0   197  Fr-R      Miami (Hialeah-Miami Lakes)
  93 Chris Cowart          LB      6-3   215  Fr        New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 18 John Davis            FS      6-2   205  So   *    Pahokee (Pahokee)
* 29 Lawrence Dawsey       WR      6-1   195  Sr-R ***  Dothan, AL (Northview)
  33 David Dees            DB      6-1   204  So-R      Winter Park (Lake Howell)
* 64 Jeff Deremer          C       6-0   262  So-R      Port Richey (Ridgewood/Southern Mississippi)
* 63 Jason Dillaberry      OT      6-5   272  So-R      Orange Park (Orange Park)
* 89 Howard Dinkins        OLB     6-2   220  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Ribault)
* 73 Reggie Dixon          OT      6-2   278  Jr-R *    Jacksonville (Ribault)
  83 John Donaldson        TE      6-4   240  Fr        Marianna (Marianna)
  30 'OMar Ellison         RB      6-2   200  Fr        Griffin, GA (Griffin)
  87 Tommy Fagan           OLB     6-5   228  Fr-R      Lamont (Jefferson County)
*  5 Kenny Felder          QB      6-3   215  Fr-R      Niceville (Niceville)
* 56 Matt Ferguson         OL      6-3   258  Sr        Eustis (Eustis)
* 86 Marvin Ferrell        TE      6-6   243  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Raines)
* 68 John Flath            C       6-4   256  So-R      Orlando (Lake Highland Prep)
  47 William Floyd         RB      6-2   220  Fr        Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
  58 Dan Footman           LB      6-5   255  Jr        Tampa (Hillsborough/Northwest Mississippi CC)
*  3 Leon Fowler           FS      6-2   196  So-R *    Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 10 Corian Freeman        OLB     6-3   221  Sr-R ***  Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
* 97 Reggie Freeman        OLB     6-1   236  So-R *    Clewiston (Clewiston)
* 12 Matt Frier            WR      5-10  187  Fr-R      Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 28 Corey Fuller          DB      6-1   190  Fr        Tallahassee (Rickards)
* 61 Eric Gibbs            OL      6-4   295  So-R      Atlanta, GA (Lovett School)
   6 Steve Gilmer          DB      5-11  185  Fr        Tallahassee (Godby)
  90 Billy Glenn           TE      6-4   245  Fr        Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
  53 Dulack Guerrier       LB      6-3   230  Fr        Miami (Edison)
* 24 Felix Harris          TB      6-1   206  So-R      Lake Placid (Lake Placid)
* 84 Warren Hart           TE      6-2   260  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Jackson)
* 65 Hayward Haynes        OG      6-2   278  Sr-R **   Bartow (Bartow)
* 41 Tommy Henry           CB      6-0   170  So-R      DeSoto (DeSoto)
* 79 Gene Houpe            DS      6-3   270  Jr-R *    Statesville, NC (Statesville)
* 37 Sean Jackson          RB      6-2   220  Fr        New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 98 Corey James           DT      5-11  235  So-R      Immokalee (Immokalee)
* 14 Brad Johnson          QB      6-6   215  Jr-R **   Black Mountain, NC (Owen)
* 85 Lonnie Johnson        TE      6-3   220  Fr        Miami (Miami Senior)
* 80 Reggie Johnson        TE      6-2   252  Sr-R ***  Pensacola (Escambia)
* 46 Keith Jones           SS      5-10  190  So        Auburndale (Auburndale)
* 55 Marvin Jones          LB      6-2   220  Fr        Miami (Northwestern)
* 30 Chris Keen            DB      5-10  175  So        Jefferson, GA (Jefferson)
* 58 Phillip King          ILB     6-1   220  Fr-R      Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 13 Mack Knight           CB      6-1   197  Fr-R      Woodbine, GA (Camden County)
* 81 Kevin Knox            WR      6-4   193  Fr-R      Niceville (Niceville)
* 42 Amp Lee               TB      6-0   195  So   *    Chipley (Chipley)
  77 Eric Luallen          OG      6-3   284  Sr-R *    Tampa (Jesuit)
* 82 Brad Lundstrom        OLB     6-3   228  So-R *    Naples (Lely)
* 67 Kevin Mancini         OT      6-3   272  Jr   **   Brandon (Brandon)
* 43 Bill Mason            KS      5-10  155  Sr-R **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 26 Errol McCorvey        CB      6-0   183  Jr-R *    Pensacola (Escambia)
  88 Kez McCorvey          WR      6-1   180  Fr        Gautier, MS (Pascagoula)
* 76 Eric McGill           OT      6-5   253  So-R      Walterboro, SC (Calhoun)
* 94 Toddrick McIntosh     DT      6-3   255  Fr-R      Richardson, TX (Berkner)
* 90 Scottie McLaren       P       6-2   197  So-R      Griffin, GA (Griffin)
  33 Tiger McMillon        RB      5-10  185  Fr        Kissimmee (Saint Cloud)
  69 Patrick McNeil        OL      6-3   275  Fr        Palmetto (Manatee)
* 32 Paul Moore            FB      6-1   245  Jr-R **   Miami (Killian)
* 60 Mike Morris           OG      6-2   287  Jr-R **   Miami (Miami Beach)
* 99 Anthony Moss          OLB     6-4   240  Sr-R ***  Miami (Southridge)
   9 Dan Mowrey            KS      5-10  165  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 57 John Nance            ILB     6-2   250  So        Bartow (Bartow)
* 74 Henry Ostaszewski     DT      6-3   260  Jr-R **   Boynton Beach (Santaluces Community)
* 75 Joe Ostaszewski       NG      6-3   258  Jr-R **   Boynton Beach (Santaluces Community)
* 56 Sterling Palmer       ILB     6-7   257  Fr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  35 Chris Parker          TB      6-2   221  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Sandalwood)
* 48 Willie Pauldo         ILB     6-2   218  Fr-R      Oviedo (Oviedo)
* 49 Jason Peirce          ILB     6-3   212  Fr-R      Satellite Beach (Satellite)
* 21 Maurice Pinckney      FB      6-0   209  So   *    Fort Lauderdale (Stranahan)
  54 Scott Player          P       5-10  175  Jr        Saint Augustine (Saint Augustine)
* 15 Bill Ragans           SS      6-2   206  Sr-R ***  Live Oak (Suwannee)
  92 James Roberson        LB      6-3   225  Fr        Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 83 Dave Roberts          TE      6-4   238  Sr-R ***  Griffin, GA (Griffin)
*  6 Grady Ross            OLB     6-0   211  Sr   *    Jacksonville (Lee/Lees-McRae JC)
* 62 Troy Sanders          NG      6-2   272  So-R *    Elba, AL (Elba)
   8 Corey Sawyer          DB      5-10  160  Fr        Key West (Key West)
  66 Scott Schilbrack      OT      6-8   288  Sr-R *    Lauderhill (Boyd Anderson)
* 95 Carl Simpson          DT      6-2   262  So-R      Baxley, GA (Appling County)
  85 Eric Smith            LB      5-11  210  Fr        Live Oak (Suwannee)
  36 Kelvin Smith          ILB     6-0   235  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (Ribault)
* 40 David Stallworth      ILB     6-2   230  So-R *    Summerdale, AL (Robertsdale)
* 52 Robert Stevenson      OT      6-3   272  So-R *    Pensacola (Escambia)
  98 Oliver Strickland     DT      6-3   267  So-R *    Philadelphia, PA (West Philadelphia)
*  7 Eric Turral           WR      5-11  180  So        Tallahassee (Godby)
  17 Charlie Ward          QB      6-1   189  So   *    Thomasville, GA (Central)
   4 Chris Weinke          QB      6-5   205  Fr        Saint Paul, MN (Cretin-Derham Hall)              Played professional baseball
* 11 Casey Weldon          QB      6-1   194  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
  71 Robert Williams       DT      6-2   270  Jr-R      Miami (Miami Beach)
* 19 John Wimberly         P       6-2   205  So-R      Tampa (King)
* 44 John Wyche            SS      6-1   200  Sr-R **   Thomasville, GA (Central)

1990 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  1 Shannon Baker         WR      5-10  180  So   *    Lakeland (Lakeland)
   2 Clifton Abraham       DB      5-9   180  Fr        Dallas, TX (D.W. Carter)
*  3 Leon Fowler           FS      6-2   196  So-R *    Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
   4 Chris Weinke          QB      6-5   205  Fr        Saint Paul, MN (Cretin-Derham Hall)              Played professional baseball
*  5 Kenny Felder          QB      6-3   215  Fr-R      Niceville (Niceville)
   6 Steve Gilmer          DB      5-11  185  Fr        Tallahassee (Godby)
*  6 Grady Ross            OLB     6-0   211  Sr   *    Jacksonville (Lee/Lees-McRae JC)
*  7 Eric Turral           WR      5-11  180  So        Tallahassee (Godby)
*  8 David Alvarez         DB      6-3   190  Sr        Treasure Island (Humble)
   8 Corey Sawyer          DB      5-10  160  Fr        Key West (Key West)
*  9 Richie Andrews        KS      5-11  165  Sr   ***  Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
   9 Dan Mowrey            KS      5-10  165  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 10 Corian Freeman        OLB     6-3   221  Sr-R ***  Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
* 11 Casey Weldon          QB      6-1   194  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 12 Matt Frier            WR      5-10  187  Fr-R      Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 13 Mike Barre'           QB      6-1   202  So-R      North Palm Beach (King's Academy)
* 13 Mack Knight           CB      6-1   197  Fr-R      Woodbine, GA (Camden County)
* 14 Brad Johnson          QB      6-6   215  Jr-R **   Black Mountain, NC (Owen)
* 15 Bill Ragans           SS      6-2   206  Sr-R ***  Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 16 Richard Coes          CB      6-0   197  Fr-R      Miami (Hialeah-Miami Lakes)
  17 Charlie Ward          QB      6-1   189  So   *    Thomasville, GA (Central)
* 18 John Davis            FS      6-2   205  So   *    Pahokee (Pahokee)
* 19 John Wimberly         P       6-2   205  So-R      Tampa (King)
* 20 Clyde Allen           TB      5-11  190  Fr-R      Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 21 Maurice Pinckney      FB      6-0   209  So   *    Fort Lauderdale (Stranahan)
* 22 Edgar Bennett         FB      6-1   222  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Lee)
* 23 Bryce Abbott          ILB     6-0   215  So-R *    Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 24 Felix Harris          TB      6-1   206  So-R      Lake Placid (Lake Placid)
* 26 Errol McCorvey        CB      6-0   183  Jr-R *    Pensacola (Escambia)
* 27 Terrell Buckley       CB      5-10  175  So   *    Pascagoula, MS (Pascagoula)
* 28 Corey Fuller          DB      6-1   190  Fr        Tallahassee (Rickards)
* 29 Lawrence Dawsey       WR      6-1   195  Sr-R ***  Dothan, AL (Northview)
  30 'OMar Ellison         RB      6-2   200  Fr        Griffin, GA (Griffin)
* 30 Chris Keen            DB      5-10  175  So        Jefferson, GA (Jefferson)
* 31 Lavon Brown           FS      5-11  200  So-R *    Moore Haven (Moore Haven)
* 32 Paul Moore            FB      6-1   245  Jr-R **   Miami (Killian)
  33 David Dees            DB      6-1   204  So-R      Winter Park (Lake Howell)
  33 Tiger McMillon        RB      5-10  185  Fr        Kissimmee (Saint Cloud)
  35 Chris Parker          TB      6-2   221  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Sandalwood)
  36 Kevin Adams           LB      6-1   215  Fr        Lake Charles, LA (LaGrange)
* 36 Ken Alexander         LB      6-3   240  Fr        Austin, TX (Lyndon B. Johnson)
  36 Kelvin Smith          ILB     6-0   235  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (Ribault)
* 37 Sean Jackson          RB      6-2   220  Fr        New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 38 David Bassett         SS      5-11  200  Sr   **   Roswell, GA (Lassiter)
* 39 Ed Clark              ILB     6-3   230  So-R *    Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 40 David Stallworth      ILB     6-2   230  So-R *    Summerdale, AL (Robertsdale)
* 41 Tommy Henry           CB      6-0   170  So-R      DeSoto (DeSoto)
* 42 Amp Lee               TB      6-0   195  So   *    Chipley (Chipley)
* 43 Bill Mason            KS      5-10  155  Sr-R **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 44 John Wyche            SS      6-1   200  Sr-R **   Thomasville, GA (Central)
* 45 Kirk Carruthers       ILB     6-2   212  Jr   **   East Lansing, MI (East Lansing)
* 46 Keith Jones           SS      5-10  190  So        Auburndale (Auburndale)
  47 William Floyd         RB      6-2   220  Fr        Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
* 48 Willie Pauldo         ILB     6-2   218  Fr-R      Oviedo (Oviedo)
* 49 Jason Peirce          ILB     6-3   212  Fr-R      Satellite Beach (Satellite)
* 51 Robbie Baker          C       6-3   240  So-R *    Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 52 Robert Stevenson      OT      6-3   272  So-R *    Pensacola (Escambia)
  53 Dulack Guerrier       LB      6-3   230  Fr        Miami (Edison)
  54 Scott Player          P       5-10  175  Jr        Saint Augustine (Saint Augustine)
* 55 Marvin Jones          LB      6-2   220  Fr        Miami (Northwestern)
* 56 Matt Ferguson         OL      6-3   258  Sr        Eustis (Eustis)
* 56 Sterling Palmer       ILB     6-7   257  Fr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 57 John Nance            ILB     6-2   250  So        Bartow (Bartow)
  58 Dan Footman           LB      6-5   255  Jr        Tampa (Hillsborough/Northwest Mississippi CC)
* 58 Phillip King          ILB     6-1   220  Fr-R      Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 60 Mike Morris           OG      6-2   287  Jr-R **   Miami (Miami Beach)
* 61 Eric Gibbs            OL      6-4   295  So-R      Atlanta, GA (Lovett School)
* 62 Troy Sanders          NG      6-2   272  So-R *    Elba, AL (Elba)
* 63 Jason Dillaberry      OT      6-5   272  So-R      Orange Park (Orange Park)
* 64 Jeff Deremer          C       6-0   262  So-R      Port Richey (Ridgewood/Southern Mississippi)
* 65 Hayward Haynes        OG      6-2   278  Sr-R **   Bartow (Bartow)
  66 Scott Schilbrack      OT      6-8   288  Sr-R *    Lauderhill (Boyd Anderson)
* 67 Kevin Mancini         OT      6-3   272  Jr   **   Brandon (Brandon)
* 68 John Flath            C       6-4   256  So-R      Orlando (Lake Highland Prep)
  69 Patrick McNeil        OL      6-3   275  Fr        Palmetto (Manatee)
  71 Robert Williams       DT      6-2   270  Jr-R      Miami (Miami Beach)
* 72 Steve Allen           OT      6-5   285  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Orange Park)
* 73 Reggie Dixon          OT      6-2   278  Jr-R *    Jacksonville (Ribault)
* 74 Henry Ostaszewski     DT      6-3   260  Jr-R **   Boynton Beach (Santaluces Community)
* 75 Joe Ostaszewski       NG      6-3   258  Jr-R **   Boynton Beach (Santaluces Community)
* 76 Eric McGill           OT      6-5   253  So-R      Walterboro, SC (Calhoun)
  77 Eric Luallen          OG      6-3   284  Sr-R *    Tampa (Jesuit)
* 78 Johnny Clower         TE      6-4   265  Jr-R *    Dade City (Pasco Comprehensive)
* 79 Gene Houpe            DS      6-3   270  Jr-R *    Statesville, NC (Statesville)
* 80 Reggie Johnson        TE      6-2   252  Sr-R ***  Pensacola (Escambia)
* 81 Kevin Knox            WR      6-4   193  Fr-R      Niceville (Niceville)
* 82 Brad Lundstrom        OLB     6-3   228  So-R *    Naples (Lely)
  83 John Donaldson        TE      6-4   240  Fr        Marianna (Marianna)
* 83 Dave Roberts          TE      6-4   238  Sr-R ***  Griffin, GA (Griffin)
* 84 Warren Hart           TE      6-2   260  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Jackson)
* 85 Lonnie Johnson        TE      6-3   220  Fr        Miami (Miami Senior)
  85 Eric Smith            LB      5-11  210  Fr        Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 86 Marvin Ferrell        TE      6-6   243  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Raines)
  87 Tommy Fagan           OLB     6-5   228  Fr-R      Lamont (Jefferson County)
  88 Kez McCorvey          WR      6-1   180  Fr        Gautier, MS (Pascagoula)
* 89 Howard Dinkins        OLB     6-2   220  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Ribault)
  90 Billy Glenn           TE      6-4   245  Fr        Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
* 90 Scottie McLaren       P       6-2   197  So-R      Griffin, GA (Griffin)
* 91 Deondri Clark         DT      6-2   250  So-R *    Winter Garden (West Orange)
  92 James Roberson        LB      6-3   225  Fr        Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
  93 Chris Cowart          LB      6-3   215  Fr        New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 94 Toddrick McIntosh     DT      6-3   255  Fr-R      Richardson, TX (Berkner)
* 95 Carl Simpson          DT      6-2   262  So-R      Baxley, GA (Appling County)
* 96 James Chaney          NG      5-11  250  Jr   **   North Fort Myers (North Fort Myers)
* 97 Reggie Freeman        OLB     6-1   236  So-R *    Clewiston (Clewiston)
* 98 Corey James           DT      5-11  235  So-R      Immokalee (Immokalee)
  98 Oliver Strickland     DT      6-3   267  So-R *    Philadelphia, PA (West Philadelphia)
* 99 Anthony Moss          OLB     6-4   240  Sr-R ***  Miami (Southridge)

1990 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Terrell Buckley          Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         Football News - 2nd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American

Lawrence Dawsey          Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American
                         United Press International - 2nd Team All-American
                         Football News - 3rd Team All-American

Marvin Jones             Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American

All-Americans -  3

1990 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Terry Anthony            85      WR                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bobby Butler             23      CB                 Atlanta Falcons
LeRoy Butler             36      S                  Green Bay Packers
Marion Butts             35      RB                 San Diego Chargers
Dexter Carter            35      RB                 San Francisco 49ers
Pat Carter               88      TE                 Los Angeles Rams
Jamie Dukes              64      C                  Atlanta Falcons
Eric Hayes               78      DE                 Seattle Seahawks
Jessie Hester            84      WR                 Indianapolis Colts
Garth Jax                53      LB                 Phoenix Cardinals
Hassan Jones             84      WR                 Minnesota Vikings
Ken Lanier               76      OT                 Denver Broncos
Ronald Lewis             83      WR                 San Francisco 49ers
Martin Mayhew            35      CB                 Washington Redskins
Dennis McKinnon          85      WR                 Dallas Cowboys
Orson Mobley             89      TE                 Denver Broncos
Zeke Mowatt              81      TE                 New England Patroits
Gerald Nichols           77      DE                 New York Jets
Deion Sanders            21      CB                 Atlanta Falcons
Sammie Smith             33      RB                 Miami Dolphins
Jesse Solomon            54      LB                 Dallas Cowboys
Rohn Stark                3      P                  Indianapolis Colts
Pat Tomberlin            68      OG                 Indianapolis Colts
Rick Tuten               10      P                  Buffalo Bills
Peter Tom Willis          2      QB                 Chicago Bears

Noles in the Pros - 25

1990 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
AP
UPI
REC
09/08
Ref
H
EAST CAROLINA
W 45-24
3
 
 
 
 
 
5-6
09/15
Ref
H
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
W 48- 6
3
 
 
 
 
 
12-3
09/22
Ref
A
TULANE
W 31-13
2
 
 
 
 
 
4-7
09/29
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 39-28
2
 
 
 
 
25
6-5
10/06
Ref
A
MIAMI
L 22-31
2
 
9
 
3
3
10-2
10/20
Ref
A
AUBURN
L 17-20
7
 
5
 
19
19
8-3-1
10/27
Ref
H
LOUISIANA STATE
W 42- 3
12
 
 
 
 
 
5-6
11/03
Ref
A
SOUTH CAROLINA
W 41-10
12
 
 
 
 
 
6-5
11/10
Ref
H
CINCINNATI
W 70-21
12
 
 
 
 
 
1-10
11/17
Ref
N
MEMPHIS STATE
Orlando, Fl
W 35- 3
9
 
 
 
 
 
4-6-1
12/01
Ref
H
FLORIDA
W 45-30
8
 
6
 
13
 
9-2
12/28
Ref
N
PENN STATE
Blockbuster Bowl, Miami, Fl
W 24-17
6
 
7
 
11
10
9-3
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   10- 2     6-0     2-2     2-0
AGAINST TOP 25   2- 2     1-0     0-2     1-0

FINAL  AP -  4
FINAL UPI -  4


1990 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Amp Lee 12/01/1990 FLORIDA 26 147 5.65 2 Sean Jackson 11/03/1990 SOUTH CAROLINA 12 119 9.92 0 Sean Jackson 09/15/1990 GEORGIA SOUTHERN 7 112 16.00 0 Amp Lee 09/08/1990 EAST CAROLINA 17 102 6.00 0

1990 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lawrence Dawsey 12/01/1990 FLORIDA 4 172 43.00 1 Lawrence Dawsey 10/06/1990 MIAMI 13 160 12.31 1 Lawrence Dawsey 11/10/1990 CINCINNATI 7 141 20.14 2 Lawrence Dawsey 09/29/1990 VIRGINIA TECH 7 137 19.57 0 Lawrence Dawsey 11/17/1990 MEMPHIS STATE 8 133 16.63 2 Lawrence Dawsey 12/28/1990 PENN STATE 8 107 13.38 0

1990 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Casey Weldon 12/01/1990 FLORIDA 23 13 325 0 14.13 2

1990 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 435 189 Points Per Game............. 39.5 17.2 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 57 22 TDs Rushing................. 32 11 TDs Passing................. 20 11 TDs Fumble Return........... 1 0 TDs Punt Return............. 2 0 TDs Interception............ 2 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 53-57 19-22 Kick........................ 52-54 17-18 Pass........................ 0- 2 2- 3 Run......................... 1- 1 0- 1 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 13-18 12- SAFETY........................ 0 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 249 200 Rushing..................... 114 98 Passing..................... 124 83 Penalty..................... 11 19 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 2137 1646 Yards gained rushing........ 2347 2061 Yards lost rushing.......... 210 415 Rushing Attempts............ 422 465 Average Per Rush............ 5.1 3.5 Average Per Game............ 194.3 149.6 PASSING YARDAGE............... 2785 1830 Att-Comp-Int................ 348-222-10 318-163-21 Efficiency.................. 144.24 97.81 Average Per Pass............ 8.0 5.8 Average Per Catch........... 12.5 11.2 Average Per Game............ 253.2 166.4 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 4922 3476 Total Plays................. 770 783 Average Per Play............ 6.4 4.4 Average Per Game............ 447.5 316.0 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 33- 711 42- 856 Average Per Return.......... 21.5 20.4 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 24-350 15-162 Average Per Return.......... 14.6 10.8 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 21-294 10- 67 Average Per Return.......... 14.0 6.7 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 14- 6 34-16 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 89- 826 72- 535 Average Per Game............ 75.1 48.6 PUNTS-YARDS................... 48-1813 63-2384 Average Per Punt............ 37.8 37.8 Net punt average............ 34.4 32.3 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 59-145 52-162 3rd-Down Pct................ .407 .321 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 33- -
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
102
147
93
93
435
Opponents
40
55
29
65
189
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Amp Lee                 158  857   32   825   5.2  16  36 
Sean Jackson             54  435    8   427   7.9   1  51 
Edgar Bennett            61  309    7   302   5.0   5  57 
Paul Moore               36  152    3   149   4.1   5  15 
Maurice Pinckney         13  126    0   126   9.7   2  36t
Lawrence Dawsey           8  113   10   103  12.9   0  63 
Felix Harris             19   87   12    75   3.9   1  31t
Clyde Allen               5   23    0    23   4.6   0  10 
Casey Weldon             29   92   71    21   0.7   0  21 
Shannon Baker             4   20    0    20   5.0   0  19 
Eric Turral               2   23    3    20  10.0   0  23 
Kenny Felder              1   14    0    14  14.0   0  4  
Kevin Knox                1   12    0    12  12.0   0  12 
Jason Peirce              3    7    0     7   2.3   0   4 
Brad Johnson             21   44   38     6   0.3   2  51 
Chris Parker              5   11    5     6   1.2   0   5 
Reggie Johnson            1    2    0     2   2.0   0   2 
 Team                     1    0   21   -21 -21.0   0 -21 

Total.........      11  422 2347  210  2137   5.1  32  63   194.3
Opponents.....      11  465 2061  415  1646   3.5  11       149.6


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Casey Weldon            152.75 182-112- 4   .615 1600  12  76t
Brad Johnson            135.47 163-109- 5   .669 1136   8  44t
Shannon Baker           511.60   1-  1- 0  1.000   49   0  49 
Kenny Felder            ******   2-  0- 1   .000    0   0   0 

Total.........      11  144.24 348-222-10   .638 2785  20  76t  253.2
Opponents.....      11   97.81 318-163-21   .513 1830  11       166.4


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Lawrence Dawsey         65   999  15.4   7  76t
Edgar Bennett           35   395  11.3   4  44t
Amp Lee                 34   360  10.6   2  48t
Shannon Baker           18   242  13.4   4  38t
Matt Frier              10   226  22.6   1  54 
Dave Roberts            21   216  10.3   1  21 
Reggie Johnson          15   145   9.7   0  19 
Paul Moore               8    69   8.6   0  21 
Eric Turral              4    50  12.5   1  16 
Warren Hart              3    36  12.0   0  17 
Kevin Knox               3    19   6.3   0   9 
Maurice Pinckney         2    17   8.5   0  15 
Sean Jackson             4    11   2.8   0   8 

Total.........      11 222  2785  12.5  20  76t  253.2
Opponents.....      11 163  1830  11.2  11       166.4


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Terrell Buckley      24  350  14.6  2  67t

Total.........       24  350  14.6  2  67t
Opponent......       15  162  10.8  0     


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Terrell Buckley       6  219  36.5  2  83t
Errol McCorvey        4   18   4.5  0  12 
John Davis            3   24   8.0  0  19 
Leon Fowler           3   14   4.7  0  14 
Tommy Henry           2    0   0.0  0   0 
Marvin Jones          1   13  13.0  0  13 
John Wyche            1    6   6.0  0   6 
Kirk Carruthers       1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       21  294  14.0  2  67t
Opponent......       10   67   6.7  0     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Shannon Baker        18   386 21.4  0  49 
Eric Turral          12   249 20.8  0  31 
Felix Harris          1    33 33.0  0  33 
Terrell Buckley       1    24 24.0  0  24 
Lawrence Dawsey       1    19 19.0  0  19 

Total.........       33   711 21.5  0  49 
Opponent......       42   856 20.4  0     


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Carl Simpson          4    0   0.0  0   .    1
Brad Lundstrom        2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Errol McCorvey        1    0   0.0  1   .    1
Bill Ragans           1    0   0.0  0   .    5
Kirk Carruthers       1    0   0.0  0   .    2
Howard Dinkins        1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Toddrick McIntosh     1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Keith Jones           1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Terrell Buckley       1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Richard Coes          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
John Wyche            0    0    .   0   .    2
Shannon Baker         0    0    .   0   .    1
Lavon Brown           0    0    .   0   .    1
Reggie Freeman        0    0    .   0   .    1
Corey Fuller          0    0    .   0   .    1
Henry Ostaszewski     0    0    .   0   .    1
Robert Williams       0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       16        0.0  1       20
Opponent......        6        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Amp Lee              18   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0   108
Richie Andrews        0  13-18   52-54   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    91
Edgar Bennett         9   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    54
Lawrence Dawsey       7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Paul Moore            5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Terrell Buckley       4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Shannon Baker         4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Brad Johnson          2   0-0     0-0    1-1   0   0-1   0   0    14
Maurice Pinckney      2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Matt Frier            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Felix Harris          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Sean Jackson          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Errol McCorvey        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Dave Roberts          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Eric Turral           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Casey Weldon          0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-1   0   0     0
====================================================================
FSU                  57  13-18   52-54   1-1   0   0-2   0   0   435
Opponent             22  12-13   17-18   0-1   2   2-3   0   0   189
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Amp Lee
16
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Edgar Bennett
5
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Lawrence Dawsey
.
7
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Paul Moore
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Terrell Buckley
.
.
.
2
.
2
.
.
.
Shannon Baker
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Brad Johnson
2
.
8
.
.
.
.
.
.
Maurice Pinckney
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Matt Frier
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Felix Harris
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Sean Jackson
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Errol McCorvey
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
Dave Roberts
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Eric Turral
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Casey Weldon
.
.
12
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
32
20
20
2
1
2
.
.
.
Opponents
11
11
11
.
.
.
.
.
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Casey Weldon            211    21 1600  1621
Brad Johnson            184     6 1136  1142
Amp Lee                 158   825    0   825
Sean Jackson             54   427    0   427
Edgar Bennett            61   302    0   302
Paul Moore               36   149    0   149
Maurice Pinckney         13   126    0   126
Lawrence Dawsey           8   103    0   103
Felix Harris             19    75    0    75
Shannon Baker             5    20   49    69
Clyde Allen               5    23    0    23
Eric Turral               2    20    0    20
Kenny Felder              3    14    0    14
Kevin Knox                1    12    0    12
Jason Peirce              3     7    0     7
Chris Parker              5     6    0     6
Reggie Johnson            1     2    0     2
 Team                     1   -21    0   -21

Total.........      11  770  2137 2785  4922 447.5
Opponent......      11  783  1646 1830  3476 316.0


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Richie Andrews       13-18  .722  0- 0  5- 5  2- 3  6- 9  0- 1 47
FG SEQUENCE Richie Andrews
EAST CAROLINA
(29)
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
(29), (32)
TULANE
(24)
VIRGINIA TECH
(43), 46
MIAMI
(32)
AUBURN
(22), 51
LOUISIANA STATE
41
SOUTH CAROLINA
37, (43), (42)
CINCINNATI
None
MEMPHIS STATE
(45), (21), (41)
FLORIDA
(47), 47
PENN STATE
(41)
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
John Wimberly       28 1116  39.9  55                1
Scottie McLaren     19  697  36.7  54                0
 Team                1    0   0.0                     

Total.........      48 1813  37.8  55                1
Opponent......      63 2384  37.8                     


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Amp Lee                 825   360    0    0    0    0 1185
Lawrence Dawsey         103   999    0   19    0    0 1121
Edgar Bennett           302   395    0    0    0    0  697
Shannon Baker            20   242    0  386    0    0  648
Terrell Buckley           0     0  350   24  219    0  593
Sean Jackson            427    11    0    0    0    0  438
Eric Turral              20    50    0  249    0    0  319
Matt Frier                0   226    0    0    0    0  226
Paul Moore              149    69    0    0    0    0  218
Dave Roberts              0   216    0    0    0    0  216
Reggie Johnson            2   145    0    0    0    0  147
Maurice Pinckney        126    17    0    0    0    0  143
Felix Harris             75     0    0   33    0    0  108
Warren Hart               0    36    0    0    0    0   36
Kevin Knox               12    19    0    0    0    0   31
John Davis                0     0    0    0   24    0   24
Clyde Allen              23     0    0    0    0    0   23
Casey Weldon             21     0    0    0    0    0   21
Errol McCorvey            0     0    0    0   18    0   18
Leon Fowler               0     0    0    0   14    0   14
Kenny Felder             14     0    0    0    0    0   14
Marvin Jones              0     0    0    0   13    0   13
Jason Peirce              7     0    0    0    0    0    7
Brad Johnson              6     0    0    0    0    0    6
John Wyche                0     0    0    0    6    0    6
Chris Parker              6     0    0    0    0    0    6
 Team                   -21     0    0    0    0    0  -21

Total.........      11 2137  2785  350  711  294    0 6277 570.6
Opponent......      11 1646  1830  162  856   67    0 4561 414.6


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Marvin Jones             73   60   133   8.0-         0.5-          1- 13   .    .    .      .   .   .
Kirk Carruthers          77   45   122   5.0-         3.0-          1-  0   2    .   1-  0   2   .   .
Howard Dinkins           44   30    74  11.0-         3.0-           .      1    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Leon Fowler              25   34    59      .            .          3- 14   4    .    .      .   .   .
Bill Ragans              34   24    58   1.0-         5.0-           .      6    .   1-  0   5   3   .
Henry Ostaszewski        16   37    53   2.0-         1.0-           .      1    .    .      1   .   .
Joe Ostaszewski          27   21    48   4.0-            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Wyche               29   18    47   2.0-         1.0-          1-  6   6    .    .      2   .   .
Anthony Moss             18   28    46   1.0-        10.5-           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Terrell Buckley          35    8    43   1.0-            .          6-219   3    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Bryce Abbott             22   20    42   2.0-            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
John Davis               15   23    38      .            .          3- 24   2    .    .      .   .   .
Corian Freeman           19   18    37   2.0-         1.0-           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Toddrick McIntosh        12   21    33   3.0-         2.5-           .      1    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Troy Sanders             10   23    33   2.0-         1.0-           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ken Alexander        8   16   16    32   2.0-         1.0-           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Errol McCorvey           16   15    31      .            .          4- 18   4    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Carl Simpson              8   22    30   2.0-         1.5-           .      2    .   4-  0   1   .   .
Sterling Palmer           8   16    24   1.0-         1.0-           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lavon Brown              13   10    23      .            .           .      1    .    .      1   .   .
John Nance                8   13    21   4.0-            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
James Chaney              9   10    19   2.0-            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Willie Pauldo             6    8    14      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Reggie Freeman            3   10    13   1.0-         1.0-           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Grady Ross                6    6    12      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Richard Coes              4    6    10      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Tommy Henry               7    2     9      .            .          2-  0   3    .    .      .   .   .
Keith Jones               8    .     8      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Deondri Clark             2    6     8      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Corey Fuller              6    1     7      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
David Stallworth          3    4     7      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Phillip King              4    2     6      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Robert Williams           2    3     5      .            .           .      1    .    .      1   .   .
Brad Lundstrom            1    3     4      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
David Bassett             .    3     3      .            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Chris Keen                2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mack Knight               2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ed Clark                  1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Corey James               1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Shannon Baker             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  ECU     GSU     TU      VT      UM      AU      LSU     SC      UC      UM      UF      PSU     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
23  Bryce Abbott                 11- 2  D-SLB   xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      D-WLB   xx      xx      xx
 2  Clifton Abraham               0- 0                                                                                           
36  Kevin Adams                   1- 0                  xx                                                                       
36  Ken Alexander                10- 0          xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
20  Clyde Allen                   1- 0                                                                  xx                       
72  Steve Allen                   3- 0                                                  xx              xx                      xx
 8  David Alvarez                 0- 0                                                                                           
 9  Richie Andrews               12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
51  Robbie Baker                 12-12  O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C   
 1  Shannon Baker                12- 6  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    xx
13  Mike Barre'                   0- 0                                                                                           
38  David Bassett                 5- 0                                  xx      xx              xx      xx                      xx
22  Edgar Bennett                12-12  O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB  
31  Lavon Brown                   8- 0  xx      xx                      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx              xx
27  Terrell Buckley              12-12  D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RC    D-RC    D-RC    D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB 
45  Kirk Carruthers              11-11  D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB           D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB 
96  James Chaney                  9- 4          xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG  
91  Deondri Clark                 6- 0                  xx                      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx       
39  Ed Clark                      2- 0                                          xx                                              xx
78  Johnny Clower                 0- 0                                                                                           
16  Richard Coes                  9- 0          xx              xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
93  Chris Cowart                  1- 0                  xx                                                                       
18  John Davis                    9- 0  xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx
29  Lawrence Dawsey              12-12  O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FL  
33  David Dees                    0- 0                                                                                           
64  Jeff Deremer                  6- 0          xx                                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
63  Jason Dillaberry              7- 0  xx      xx                                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
89  Howard Dinkins               12-12  D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB 
73  Reggie Dixon                 12- 9  O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    xx      xx      O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    xx
83  John Donaldson                0- 0                                                                                           
30  'OMar Ellison                 0- 0                                                                                           
87  Tommy Fagan                   0- 0                                                                                           
 5  Kenny Felder                  4- 0          xx      xx                              xx              xx                       
56  Matt Ferguson                 0- 0                                                                                           
86  Marvin Ferrell                2- 0                                  xx                                                      xx
68  John Flath                    4- 0  xx      xx                                                              xx      xx       
47  William Floyd                 0- 0                                                                                           
58  Dan Footman                   0- 0                                                                                           
 3  Leon Fowler                  12-12  D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS  
10  Corian Freeman               11- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
97  Reggie Freeman                5- 0                          xx      xx      xx      xx                                      xx
12  Matt Frier                   12- 6  O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-SE  
28  Corey Fuller                  6- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                                                      xx
61  Eric Gibbs                    9- 0  xx      xx      xx              xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
 6  Steve Gilmer                  0- 0                                                                                           
90  Billy Glenn                   0- 0                                                                                           
53  Dulack Guerrier               0- 0                                                                                           
24  Felix Harris                  5- 0  xx      xx                                      xx      xx      xx                       
84  Warren Hart                   3- 0                                          xx      xx              xx                       
65  Hayward Haynes               11-11  O-SG    O-SG            O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG  
41  Tommy Henry                  12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
79  Gene Houpe                   10- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx
37  Sean Jackson                  9- 0  xx      xx      xx                              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
98  Corey James                   0- 0                                                                                           
14  Brad Johnson                 11- 6  O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
85  Lonnie Johnson                5- 0  xx      xx                      xx      xx                                              xx
80  Reggie Johnson               12-11  O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    xx      O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE  
46  Keith Jones                   6- 0          xx              xx      xx      xx                                      xx      xx
55  Marvin Jones                 12-11  xx      D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB 
30  Chris Keen                    3- 0                                  xx                                      xx              xx
58  Phillip King                  5- 0                  xx              xx      xx                      xx                      xx
13  Mack Knight                   1- 0                                                                          xx               
81  Kevin Knox                   11- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
42  Amp Lee                      12-12  O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB  
77  Eric Luallen                  0- 0                                                                                           
82  Brad Lundstrom                5- 0  xx      xx      xx                      xx                                              xx
67  Kevin Mancini                12-12  O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT  
43  Bill Mason                    1- 0                                                                  xx                       
26  Errol McCorvey               12-12  D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LC    D-LC    D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB 
88  Kez McCorvey                  1- 0                  xx                                                                       
76  Eric McGill                   1- 0                                                          xx                               
94  Toddrick McIntosh            10- 0  xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx
90  Scottie McLaren               8- 0                          xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
33  Tiger McMillon                0- 0                                                                                           
69  Patrick McNeil                1- 0  xx                                                                                       
32  Paul Moore                   12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
60  Mike Morris                  12-12  O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-FG    O-TG    O-TG  
99  Anthony Moss                 12-12  D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-OLB 
 9  Dan Mowrey                    0- 0                                                                                           
57  John Nance                    8- 0  xx      xx                      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx              xx
74  Henry Ostaszewski            12-12  D-LT    D-LT    D-LT    D-LT    D-LT    D-LT    D-LT    D-LT    D-LT    D-LT    D-LT    D-LT  
75  Joe Ostaszewski              12- 8  D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    xx      xx      xx      xx
56  Sterling Palmer              11- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
35  Chris Parker                  3- 0                  xx                      xx      xx                                       
48  Willie Pauldo                 6- 0  xx              xx              xx                              xx      xx              xx
49  Jason Peirce                  1- 0                                                                  xx                       
21  Maurice Pinckney              6- 0          xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx                       
54  Scott Player                  0- 0                                                                                           
15  Bill Ragans                  12-11  D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    xx
92  James Roberson                0- 0                                                                                           
83  Dave Roberts                 12- 1  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-TE    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
 6  Grady Ross                    6- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                                                      xx
62  Troy Sanders                 12- 5  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    D-RT  
 8  Corey Sawyer                  0- 0                                                                                           
66  Scott Schilbrack              0- 0                                                                                           
95  Carl Simpson                 12- 7  D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    D-RT    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
85  Eric Smith                    0- 0                                                                                           
36  Kelvin Smith                  0- 0                                                                                           
40  David Stallworth              3- 0                  xx                                      xx                              xx
52  Robert Stevenson             11- 4  xx      xx      O-SG            xx      xx      O-ST    O-ST    xx      xx      xx      O-ST  
98  Oliver Strickland             0- 0                                                                                           
 7  Eric Turral                  12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
17  Charlie Ward                  1- 0                  xx                                                                       
 4  Chris Weinke                  0- 0                                                                                           
11  Casey Weldon                 12- 6  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB  
71  Robert Williams               2- 0                                                          xx      xx                       
19  John Wimberly                11- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx
44  John Wyche                   12- 1  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      D-SS  

FLORIDA STATE 45, EAST CAROLINA 24

09/08/1990, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 9, 1990, page 37, by Bill McGrotha.

A Running Start.
Offense overcomes first-game sloppiness.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Struggling defensively as figured, Florida State cut loose offensively as figured and moved past East Carolina 45-24 here Saturday night.

Moving into his 25th season as a head football coach, his 15th here, Bobby Bowden can recall many a game easier than this one.

The visitors jumped ahead 7-0. After FSU rallied, the Pirates tied it 10-10.

Even after Terrell Buckley’s 63-yard punt return put FSU on top 24-10, these East Carolina folks were hardly ready to yield. At halftime it was a sticky 24-17.

Then, after FSU jumped three touchdowns ahead early in the last half, Coach Bill Lewis’s team still kept coming.

As FSU extended major-college football’s longest winning streak to 11, Brad Johnson looked extraordinarily like Peter Tom Willis.

In his first start at quarterback, Johnson hit 20 of 28 passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns, had no interceptions. Additionally, he ran a yard for a touchdown.

“I’m not sure we’re old enough to be as good as last year,” Bowden had said before the game.

On this opening Saturday, the Seminoles seemed to underscore his words, and most particularly in the defensive sector.

Early in the action, East Carolina found itself 24 yards from FSU’s end zone.

After winning the pre-game toss, the Pirates reserved their option and kicked off to FSU.

From the 20, Brad Johnson shot a first-play screen pass to Amp Lee at the 35.

On the next play fullback Edgar Bennett fumbled after grabbing a short pass, and the visitors claimed it at FSU’s 24.

Three runs got a first down at the 12. After a 5-yard penalty, two runs got little but quarterback Jeff Blake hit tailback Cedric Van Buren with a pass for a touchdown on a 13-yard play. FSU trailed 7-0.

From the 15 moments later, Bennett ripped off 18 on a run to the 33. After Lee ran three straight times, to the 44, Reggie Johnson grabbed an 11-yard pass at the foe 45. Thereabouts, tough defense stopped the passing game. John Wimberly punted to the 19.

Two runs reached the 25, but a pass missed. Terrell Buckley got seven yards on his first punt return, to FSU’s 47.

Lawrence Dawsey’s third-down catch for 13 reached the Carolina 34.

Juking outside on a run, Lee broke for 28 yards to the six.

Two plays later Dawsey outjumped a defender and pulled down a 4-yard touchdown pass, and it was tied 7-7 with 5:12 left in the quarter.

Backed to its 12 after Howard Dinkins sacked Blake for a loss of 10, the Pirates got out of the trap as David Daniels dug for 14, with a face-mask penalty providing a first down at the 31.

After a pair of runs got little, Dion Johnson fumbled a pitchout and linebacker Kirk Carruthers recovered for FSU at the 32.

Faking a move outside, Lee abruptly cut inside and sped 22 to the 10.

Holding cost FSU 10, to their 20. On a run-and-short pass, Lee gained 7 to the 13. But Dawsey’s end-zone catch was out of bounds, and the Seminoles settled for a 29-yard Richie Andrews field goal and a 10-7 lead.

Whereupon, Johnson took a kickoff at his 2 and zoomed 49 yards to FSU’s 49 before Buckley rode him down.

Tight end Luke Fisher’s 10-yard reception spurred the Carolina team to FSU’s 31 as the quarter ended.

Al Whiting grabbed another short pass, leading to a first down at the 22.

Wo runs gained the 17 but an end-zone pass missed, and Robb Imperato tied it 10-10 with a 34-yard field goal.

Paul Moore, on two runs, got 15 to the 35 before Dawsey picked up 14 on a pass. On runs, Lee and Moore each got 9. Soon Moore got another 9, sparking a first down at the 10.

Holding on a second-down pass provided an automatic first down, at the 4.

Throwing off a run fake, Johnson hit Bennett with a 4-yard pass, and FSU led 17-10.

Backed to its 10 following a clip on the kickoff return, East Carolina struggled to the 13.

When John Jett punted from the end zone, he got a 50-yard beaut but it outstripped coverage, and Buckley was off and running 63 yards to a touchdown that boosted FSU’s lead to 24-10. Steve Gilmer, the Tallahassee freshman, cleared Buckley with a block at about the 15.

Two option runs by Blake moved the Pirates from the 25 to their 41. More short, chopping runs by Johnson and others soon had the visitors knocking at FSU’s 33.

Soon wide receiver Charles Tyson snared a pass at the 12. On the next play, safety John Davis was flagged for end-zone interference, and East Carolina had a shot from FSU’s two.

After a yard loss, Johnson sailed wide with a pitchout and scored, cutting FSU’s margin to 24-17 with 45 seconds remaining in the half.

From its 34 following the kickoff return, FSU got nothing. Wimberly prudently punted high – a 32-yarder with no runback. The Pirates had time for a futile run as the half ended.

At this point, East Carolina had succeeded in controlling the football for roughly five more minutes, 17:31 to 12:29.

With Lee running 11 times for 77 and Johnson hitting 11 of 16 passes for 71, FSU led in total yardage, 209 to 135.

Blake had connected, however, on a surprising eight of 11 passes for 55 yards, but Carolina had been restricted to 80 yards on 28 runs.

A swift kickoff return by Johnson staked East Carolina at its 41 as the second half opened.

On second down Baker threw deep to Tyson, who had the ball knocked from his hands by Errol McCorvey and into the hands of fellow cornerback Buckley.

With the interception, Buckley danced for 28, up to the FSU 43.

Reggie Johnson got to the Carolina 36 with a 19-yard pass.

On a run, Bennett struck to the 22. A bit later, on a 4th-and-1 smash, he got the first down at the 12.

Then, from the eight, Johnson passed to Bennett – all alone to his left – for an easy touchdown. FSU’s lead climbed to 31-17.

From the 20, the Pirates netted minus yardage.

Trying to keep the punt away from Buckley, Jett angled it out of bounds – a mere 24 yards to the 43.

Reggie Johnson dug with a pass for 19, to the 21. Shortly, Dawsey caught one over the middle and pounded to the one. Brad Johnson’s keeper got the touchdown that made it 38-17 with the third quarter not quite half gone.

Clipping and holding on the kickoff return placed the visitors at their seven.

But, on second down at the nine, it was sudden lightning.

Beating Carruthers over the middle, Fisher grabbed a pass from Baker and scored on a 91-yard run – longest scoring pass in East Carolina history, and it became 38-24.

From its 27, FSU lost 10 as it tried Dawsey on a reverse.

Soon Wimberly punted – a boomer that Johnson returned 27 yards to FSU’s 34. Whereupon, FSU stopped Carolina’s running. On 4th-and-1 at the 25, Johnson got nothing as Brice Abbott and Marvin Jones stacked him up.

FSU’s ground game, led by Lee, quickly attained East Carolina’s 49.

Matt Frier’s 21-yard reception keyed the Seminoles to the 25 as the quarter ended.

First Bennett slipped wide, caught a pass and got 15 to the 10, and next he ran 10 straight up the middle for a touchdown that again had FSU 21 up, 45-24.

Once again Carolina moved across midfield, though not by much. When Blake tried to throw, a formidable rush, led by Dinkins, racked him at the 38, forcing a fumble that FSU linebacker Brad Lundstrom claimed at the 38.

At the 30, Carolina got the ball back when a fourth-down pass failed.

With Chad Grier, a 6-foot-4 senior, replacing Blake at quarterback, ECU made it past midfield once more. Accurate passes, including one to Fisher, at the FSU 29 spurred the push.

Another pass – for 12 to Whitley on third down – reached FSU’s 18. When Grier went to that well once too often, John Davis intercepted for FSU at the four. Hometowner Casey Weldon became FSU’s quarterback with 5:26 to go.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
EAST CAROLINA
7
10
7
0
24
FLORIDA STATE
10
14
14
7
45

1st   0- 7  Opp, 13, pass (kick), 12:04
      7- 7  Lawrence Dawsey, 4, pass from Brad Johnson (Richie Andrews, kick), 5:12 
     10- 7  Richie Andrews, 29, field goal, 1:29 
2nd  10-10  Opp, 34, field goal, 12:48
     17-10  Edgar Bennett, 4, pass from Brad Johnson (Richie Andrews, kick), 7:54 
     24-10  Terrell Buckley, 63, punt return/blocked punt (Richie Andrews, kick), 6:02 
     24-17  Opp, 3, run (kick), 0:45 
3rd  31-17  Edgar Bennett, 9, pass from Brad Johnson (Richie Andrews, kick), 10:39
     38-17  Brad Johnson, 1, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 7:47 
     38-24  Opp, 91, pass (kick), 6:51 
4th  45-24  Edgar Bennett, 10, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 14:45


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 17 Rushes-yards 43-200 49-113 Passing 187 181 Att-Comp-Int 29-20-0 24-14-2 Total Yards 72-387 73-294 Punt Returns 3-85 1-27 Kickoff Returns 2-49 7-184 Interception Ret. 2-28 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 4-36.0 4-36.5 Sacks By-Yds 3-35 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 4-2 Penalties-Yds 7-55 5-29 3rd Down Conversions 5-13 9-18 4th Down Conversions 1-2 1-2 Time of Posession 28:06 31:54 Attendance 61,983 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Amp Lee 17- 102 Edgar Bennett 8- 55 Paul Moore 5- 36 Sean Jackson 4- 8 Shannon Baker 1- 5 Brad Johnson 4- 4 Felix Harris 2- 1 Casey Weldon 1- -1 Lawrence Dawsey 1- -10 Receiving Lawrence Dawsey 5- 59 Reggie Johnson 3- 47 Matt Frier 2- 26 Edgar Bennett 5- 20 Amp Lee 2- 20 Dave Roberts 2- 11 Kevin Knox 1- 4 Passing Brad Johnson 28-20-0-187 Casey Weldon 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Terrell Buckley 3- 85 Kickoff Return Shannon Baker 1- 25 Terrell Buckley 1- 24 Punting John Wimberly 4- 146 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marvin Jones 6 4 10 1.0- . . . . . . . . Kirk Carruthers 5 4 9 . . . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 6 3 9 4.5- 1.5- 17.0 . . . . . . . John Davis 5 1 6 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Carl Simpson 4 1 5 1.5- 0.5- 7.0 . . . . . . . Bill Ragans 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Joe Ostaszewski 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . John Wyche 3 . 3 1.0- . . 1 . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Moss 1 2 3 1.0- 11.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Terrell Buckley 2 . 2 . . 1- 28 . . . . . . Grady Ross 2 . 2 1.0- . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Troy Sanders 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Felix Harris 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler . 1 1 . . . 2 . . . . . Corey Fuller 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lonnie Johnson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Brad Lundstrom . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
SE   12  Matt Frier
QB   14  Brad Johnson
FB   22  Edgar Bennett
FL   29  Lawrence Dawsey
TB   42  Amp Lee
C    51  Robbie Baker
TG   60  Mike Morris
SG   65  Hayward Haynes
TT   67  Kevin Mancini
ST   73  Reggie Dixon
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    3  Leon Fowler
SS   15  Bill Ragans
SLB  23  Bryce Abbott
LCB  26  Errol McCorvey
RCB  27  Terrell Buckley
WLB  45  Kirk Carruthers
LT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
NG   75  Joe Ostaszewski
OLB  89  Howard Dinkins
RT   95  Carl Simpson
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Shannon Baker
 6  Grady Ross
 7  Eric Turral
 9  Richie Andrews
11  Casey Weldon
18  John Davis
19  John Wimberly
24  Felix Harris
28  Corey Fuller
31  Lavon Brown
32  Paul Moore
37  Sean Jackson
41  Tommy Henry
44  John Wyche
48  Willie Pauldo
##  NAME
-----------------------------
52  Robert Stevenson
55  Marvin Jones
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
61  Eric Gibbs
62  Troy Sanders
63  Jason Dillaberry
68  John Flath
69  Patrick McNeil
79  Gene Houpe
81  Kevin Knox
82  Brad Lundstrom
83  Dave Roberts
85  Lonnie Johnson
94  Toddrick McIntosh

FLORIDA STATE 48, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 6

09/15/1990, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 16, 1990, page 36, by Bill McGrotha.

Another low hurdle.
Seminoles celebrate with a rout.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Perhaps a routine victory over Georgia Southern was what Florida State needed after a week that was anything but.

And routine it rather well seemed as the Seminoles won 48-6 here Saturday night over a clearly outmanned opponent.

It was nothing like Southern's last visit here, when FSU had all it could handle before coming from behind in the final nine minutes to win 28-10.

After earlier in the day formally accepting an invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Seminoles sort of celebrated by playing virtually everybody they had.

Brad Johnson, after quarterbacking the Seminoles to a 24-3 advantage, turned over the reins to Casey Weldon for mop-up duty. Then Weldon turned them over to freshman Kenny Felder.

Terrell Buckley, for the second straight game, returned a punt for a touchdown, this one a 67-yarder in late action.

Before the game, Coach Bobby Bowden had expressed relief that FSU's conference decision was past. He was beginning to worry about the distraction.

But his team hardly showed great symptoms of distraction as a Campbell crowd of 62,111 saw it stretch college football's longest winning streak to 12.

At the start, Florida State came out running, Amp Lee leading a quick jump from the 20 to the 36.

Edgar Bennett got 17 on a quick pass, to Southern's 46. Freshman Sean Jackson soon swept wide for a dozen, then ran for five more, to the 27.

A pair of procedure penalties knocked FSU back to the 37. On a screen, Bennett slipped loose for 34 to the three.

Lee, who had hurt a hand earlier in the series, slipped wide for an easy touchdown, and FSU was up 7-0 with fewer than five minutes gone.

Three plays by Southern from its 24 netted not an inch after a fumbled pitchout lost six on a first scrimmage play.

But, after Terry Harvin's 47-yard punt, FSU netted much less. On first down at the 28, Brad Johnson was sacked by Alex Mash.

Soon John Wimberly punted, affording the visitors a start from their 45.

Carl Miller took a pitch 15 yards. Three plays later quarterback Raymond Gross got loose for 17 to the 25.

FSU stiffened, linebackers Marvin Jones and Kirk Carruthers in the fore. On fourth down, David Cool kicked a 43-yard field goal to cut the score to 7-3.

FSU was in a hole at its nine when Shannon Baker got hemmed in on the kickoff.

Lee got 13 on a run and two short passes, and Matt Frier pulled in a 10-yard toss at the 32. But tightened pass defense checked FSU there as the first quarter ended.

Wimberly punted very well indeed, 51 yards to the 16.

On third down at the 20, and Gross tried a backward pass - in effect, a lateral - to Alonzo McGhee, who stood staring as the ball fell to the ground. FSU safety Bill Ragans pounced on the ball, and the Seminoles had a shot from the Southern 12.

Lee got racked for a loss of four, but on third down, Johnson passes to Baker, who claimed his first FSU touchdown on a 13-yard play that put the Seminoles up 14-3.

After his bomb to Baker was broken up, Johnson kept and scooted for 18 to the 46. Dave Roberts catches for nine and seven led to the Southern 30, whereupon Bennett took a pass over the middle for 25 yards to the five. Next play saw Lee, on a nifty cut, run in for the touchdown, untouched. It became 21-3.

The Georgians moved, on a 19-yard Gross pass to Darryl Hopkins, but the Eagles came up short at their 47, and Harvin punted to the 19.

Jackson ran for 15, and the Seminoles pounded on to midfield. But Gross lost eight, then five, and it came to punting time again.

Paul Moore's run and pass reception for 10 got FSU to its 42 shortly before the half ran out.

At this point Southern had just 53 yards of offense, its lowest total since formally reviving its football program in 1982.

Florida State had 236, Johnson passing for 143 of it as he completed 12 of 18 throws, Bennett grabbing four for 76.

The Seminoles hogged the football, 40 plays to 26.

Southern added nothing to its offensive total on its first last-half series, starting at the 20, ending there. A 42-yard punt placed FSU at its 38.

Bennett's fifth reception of the game soon got 15 to Southern's 42, and Lawrence Dawsey's first gained the 32.

Lee and Bennett alternated in getting the ball to the 13, but on third down Johnson overthrew a wide-open Dawsey in the end zone, and the Seminoles settled for Richie Andrews' 29-yard field goal.

Southern got 20 on a Gross pass to Terrance Sorrell. After three more yards, FSU defenders were looking down Harvin's throat as he punted - freshman Lonnie Johnson partially blocking it. The ball trickled 18 yards to FSU's 33.

As Johnson retired to the bench after completing 15 of 23 for 170 yards, Casey Weldon came in at quarterback.

After hitting Baker, Moore and Lee with passes that gained the foe 40, Weldon got intercepted by Shane Maxwell. A 16-yard runback placed Southern at its 46.

Still, the Eagles were offensive-less. On third down, Carruthers sacked Gross at his 40.

A 46-yard Harvin punt backed FSU to its 14.

Good pass defense, coupled with an offensive-interference call on the Seminoles, stifled Weldon's second series. Backed to the nine after a throw to Bennett lost yardage, Wimberly punted up to FSU's 41.

Short, chopping runs plus a personal-foul call on FSU vaulted the Eagles to the 14.

Fullback Lester Efford's running had them at the six as the quarter ended.

Offsides cost the visitors 5, and Gross was stopped well short, at the nine, on a third-down keeper.

Mike Dowls booted home a 26-yard field goal, narrowing it a bit, 24-6.

FSU struck quickly.

From the 24, Dawsey got 12 on a pass, Jackson 10 on a run.

The Jackson moved left, tore away from a defender, cut back to the middle and rambled 51 yards to the Southern three. Two plays later, Moore scored from the two, jumping it to 31-6 with 12:04 remaining.

Albert Huntley, on his first play at quarterback, fumbled. Todd McIntosh recovered for FSU at the Southern 17.

But Shane Maxwell sacked Weldon, a run lost two and a pass barely got that back.

A 32-yard Andrews field goal made it 34-6.

After three plays and out, Harvin punted from Southern's 25.

Terrell Buckley, who had five consecutive times called for fair catches, took off with this one, dodging downfield defenders, cutting this way, then that, scoring on a 67-yard runback.

Southern was running very well as Huntley cranked up the option. But McIntosh put a crushing tackle on the quarterback, bringing a fumble that Brad Lundstrom covered at the Eagle 44.

Jackson ran his game total to more than 100 yards on a 17-yard run to the 27.

Keeping, Weldon knocked off 21 more.

After a run lost three, Weldon passed nine yards to Baker for the touchdown that lifted FSU 48-6.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
3
0
3
0
6
FLORIDA STATE
7
14
3
24
48

1st   7- 0  Amp Lee, 3, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 10:26
      7- 3  Opp, 43, field goal, 2:51 
2nd  14- 3  Shannon Baker, 13, pass from Brad Johnson (Richie Andrews, kick), 12:16
     21- 3  Amp Lee, 5, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 7:45 
3rd  24- 3  Richie Andrews, 29, field goal, 9:23 
     24- 6  Opp, 26, field goal, 14:35
4th  31- 6  Paul Moore, 2, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 12:04
     34- 6  Richie Andrews, 32, field goal, 10:14
     41- 6  Terrell Buckley, 67, punt return/blocked punt (Richie Andrews, kick), 8:09 
     48- 6  Shannon Baker, 9, pass from Casey Weldon (Richie Andrews, kick), 4:57 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 24 10 Rushes-yards 40-230 52-102 Passing 216 59 Att-Comp-Int 37-22-1 9-6-0 Total Yards 77-446 61-161 Punt Returns 2-66 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-25 4-73 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-16 Fumble Returns 4-0 1-0 Punts 3-39.0 8-39.0 Sacks By-Yds 2-13 2-11 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 9-4 Penalties-Yds 6-56 4-20 3rd Down Conversions 8-14 2-13 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 31:43 28:17 Attendance 62,111 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sean Jackson 7- 112 Amp Lee 13- 47 Edgar Bennett 4- 19 Casey Weldon 2- 16 Brad Johnson 4- 15 Paul Moore 5- 13 Maurice Pinckney 2- 12 Felix Harris 3- -4 Receiving Edgar Bennett 6- 87 Shannon Baker 3- 34 Amp Lee 4- 27 Lawrence Dawsey 2- 19 Dave Roberts 2- 16 Paul Moore 2- 15 Matt Frier 1- 10 Reggie Johnson 1- 6 Maurice Pinckney 1- 2 Passing Brad Johnson 23-15-0-170 Casey Weldon 13- 7-1- 46 Kenny Felder 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Terrell Buckley 2- 66 Kickoff Return Shannon Baker 2- 25 Punting John Wimberly 3- 117 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kirk Carruthers 5 3 8 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Joe Ostaszewski 5 2 7 1.0- . . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 4 2 6 1.0- . . . . . . . . Marvin Jones 1 4 5 1.0- . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 3 2 5 2.0- . . . . 1- 0 . . . John Nance 2 2 4 2.0- . . . . . . . . John Davis 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Terrell Buckley 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . James Chaney 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Carl Simpson 1 1 2 1.0- . . . . . . . . Keith Jones 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Moss 2 . 2 1.0- . . . . . . . . Matt Frier 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Troy Sanders 1 . 1 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Errol McCorvey 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Grady Ross 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Bill Ragans . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Lonnie Johnson . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Brad Lundstrom . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Richard Coes . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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SE   12  Matt Frier
QB   14  Brad Johnson
FB   22  Edgar Bennett
FL   29  Lawrence Dawsey
TB   42  Amp Lee
C    51  Robbie Baker
TG   60  Mike Morris
SG   65  Hayward Haynes
TT   67  Kevin Mancini
ST   73  Reggie Dixon
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    3  Leon Fowler
SS   15  Bill Ragans
LCB  26  Errol McCorvey
RCB  27  Terrell Buckley
WLB  45  Kirk Carruthers
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
NG   75  Joe Ostaszewski
OLB  89  Howard Dinkins
RT   95  Carl Simpson
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Shannon Baker
 5  Kenny Felder
 6  Grady Ross
 7  Eric Turral
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
11  Casey Weldon
16  Richard Coes
18  John Davis
19  John Wimberly
21  Maurice Pinckney
23  Bryce Abbott
24  Felix Harris
28  Corey Fuller
31  Lavon Brown
32  Paul Moore
36  Ken Alexander
37  Sean Jackson
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Tommy Henry
44  John Wyche
46  Keith Jones
52  Robert Stevenson
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
61  Eric Gibbs
62  Troy Sanders
63  Jason Dillaberry
64  Jeff Deremer
68  John Flath
79  Gene Houpe
81  Kevin Knox
82  Brad Lundstrom
83  Dave Roberts
85  Lonnie Johnson
94  Toddrick McIntosh
96  James Chaney

FLORIDA STATE 31, TULANE 13

09/22/1990, NEW ORLEANS, LA

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 23, 1990, page 37, by Bill McGrotha.

Riding The Wave.
Seminoles coast past Tulane 31-13.

NEW ORLEANS – The city they call The Big Easy was, much of the time, The Big Difficult for Florida State’s football team Saturday night.

An aroused, ready Tulane finally fell 31-13.

The Green Wave got its first points with 2:14 remaining, preserving one of the nation’s longest scoring streaks. One way or another, Tulane has now managed to score in 143 straight games.

After winning the pregame coin toss for the first time this season, Florida State kicked off at game’s start for the first time this year.

From its 19, Tulane got barely 3 yards in three plays, and a punt gave FSU nice position at its 45.

A short pass to Edgar Bennett followed by a 13-yard run by Amp Lee, then another shortie to Lawrence Dawsey quickly moved FSU to Tulane’s 31.

On fourth and one at the 29, Bennett popped off the right side for 28 yards to just short of the 1.

Two plays later, Lee got the touchdown, and a Richie Andrews kick put FSU up 7-0.

Tulane got something going, as Chance Miller swept left for 6, then right for 9, to the 35. Melvin Ferdinand caught two Deron Smith passes, and Miller dug for 6 on a run, to the 50.

Willie Ursin, a freshman, collared a pass at the 39, and two plays later his cousin Jerry, a senior, caught one at the 33.

Very tough Miller running moved the sticks steadily, to a first down at the 14.

But a Smith pass sailed through the hands of Ursin – and Terrell Buckley intercepted at the 1.

Three FSU runs gained just 6. A punt, coupled with a Tulane clip on the return, gave the home team good position at its 46.

With Miller carrying on five of six runs, Tulane got to the FSU 38, where the stocky fullback was stopped short.

A punt placed the Seminoles in a hole at the 9.

In came Casey Weldon at quarterback, according to pregame plan to play him in the second quarter, throwing a third-down pass to Dawsey at the 20. Soon Dawsey snared an 11-yarder at the 36. Lee broke on a run to the 50.

As Weldon completed seven straight passes, after missing his first attempt of the series, the Seminoles drove steadily.

A biggie was Matt Frier’s 25-yard reception that placed FSU at the foe 12.

Tulane stiffened, and a delay penalty hurt. On third down and 14, Lee ran to the eight. After Tulane declined a holding call on the play, Andrews booted a 24-yard field goal for 10-0.

Tulane, following a first down, was obliged to soon punt again.

Johnson returned at quarterback, and passed to Dave Roberts for 15 at the FSU 47.

But a Sean Jackson loss on a screen pass, coupled with clipping on the play, knocked FSU to its 26.

With 43 seconds left in the half, John Wimberly punted to the Tulane 30.

Two passes failed, and Miller lost a yard. Whereupon, Chip Clark, a freshman, unloaded a big punt that got a big roll, 71 yards into the end zone.

Bennett ran for 12 as the half ended.

At this point, FSU had stacked 180 yards, 95 on 18 runs, 85 on completions of 11 of 12 passes. Tulane had a 112 total, 76 of it running, and 74 of that by Miller on 19 endeavors.

While Weldon, on his lone series, hit seven of eight for 61, Johnson went 4 for 4 and 24 yards. Dawsey had caught five for 36.

Baker sped 28 yards with the third-quarter kickoff, to FSU’s 40.

Nothing came of it. A run got a yard. Two passes failed, breaking a string of nine completions.

Wimberly punted to the 22, and Tulane stayed right about there in a series that saw safety Bill Ragans drop what seemed destined to be an interception.

A punt, combined with clipping, backed FSU to its 13.

An 8-yard Bennett reception keyed a start. Frier caught successive Johnson tosses, for 11 and 16 yards.

On the sixth play of this 87-yard movement, Bennett took a short pass, broke two tackles and raced 44 yards for a touchdown. FSU led 17-0 in the first five minutes of the quarter.

After Harold Dennis popped a 16-yard run, Howard Dinkins caught Terrrance Strickland on the next play for a 5-yard loss, and pretty soon Tulane punted to the FSU 27.

Dawsey’s 25-yard catch reached the Tulane 48. Reggie Johnson grabbed a 13-yarder, and Lee dug to the 11 on another throw – but downfield holding on the play cost FSU 15, to the 29.

On three tough plays, Lee got a first down at the 20.

Paul Moore got just 5 on two runs and a pass was batted down. On fourth and five, Bobby Bowden chose to go for it.

Catching a pass in the flats, Lee ripped to the 4. On third down, Brad Johnson sneaked over from the 1, making it 24-0.

Tulane was moving well enough, until Errol McCorvey intercepted Smith at FSU’s 38.

Holding, plus a procedure penalty, stymied the Seminoles as Weldon returned at quarterback.

Again Tulane stirred a bit following FSU’s punt. The Seminoles braced at midfield, checking Smith pass endeavors. And one more time FSU found itself backed up by a punt, to the 14.

Soon Wimberly boomed a 50-yard punt. Weaving his way through and past would-be tacklers, Strickland struck on a 43-yard runback to FSU’s 30. Wimberly, perhaps the last defender, brought him down.

Right away, Willie Ursin got 19 yards to the 11 out of a Smith pass.

That was it. It came to fourth down at the 10, and Smith failing on another pass.

But right away FSU defenders were back on the field as Brandon Hamilton intercepted Weldon’s first-down throw at the 20.

Miller rammed to the 11. Two plays later the fullback dug to the 4.

Once more it came to fourth down, this time at the 3. Smith floated a soft pass to Strickland, running wide, and he skipped past Buckley for a touchdown that made it 24-7 with 2:14 to go.

After Dawsey covered an onside kick at the Tulane 44, Weldon passed 29 yards to Lee at the 11. With 1:48 left, he hit Tallahassee freshman Eric Turral with a scoring strike of 11 yards.

Tulane scored on a 19-yard pass from Smith to Strickland and missed a 2-point conversion try with 7 seconds left.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
3
14
7
31
TULANE
0
0
0
13
13

1st   7- 0  Amp Lee, 1, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 10:29
2nd  10- 0  Richie Andrews, 24, field goal, 5:46 
3rd  17- 0  Edgar Bennett, 44, pass from Brad Johnson (Richie Andrews, kick), 10:35
     24- 0  Brad Johnson, 1, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 0:30 
4th  24- 7  Opp, 4, pass (kick), 2:14 
     31- 7  Eric Turral, 11, pass from Casey Weldon (Richie Andrews, kick), 1:48 
     31-13  Opp, 23, pass (run failed), 0:07 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 17 Rushes-yards 35-161 34-116 Passing 280 140 Att-Comp-Int 32-24-1 34-16-2 Total Yards 67-441 68-256 Punt Returns 2--8 2-48 Kickoff Returns 1-28 3-72 Interception Ret. 2-0 1-8 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 5-38.6 7-39.1 Sacks By-Yds 1-12 1-5 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 8-77 5-35 3rd Down Conversions 5-13 5-14 Time of Posession 31:01 28:59 Attendance 32,170 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Edgar Bennett 6- 54 Sean Jackson 6- 47 Amp Lee 10- 41 Paul Moore 6- 12 Chris Parker 3- 6 David Stallworth 1- 5 Brad Johnson 3- -4 Receiving Edgar Bennett 4- 66 Amp Lee 6- 62 Lawrence Dawsey 6- 61 Matt Frier 3- 52 Reggie Johnson 2- 18 Dave Roberts 1- 15 Eric Turral 1- 11 Sean Jackson 1- -5 Passing Brad Johnson 17-13-0-170 Casey Weldon 15-11-1-110 Punt Return Terrell Buckley 2- -8 Kickoff Return Shannon Baker 1- 28 Punting John Wimberly 5- 193 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marvin Jones 7 2 9 . . . . . . . . . John Wyche 6 . 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Kirk Carruthers 6 . 6 . . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Joe Ostaszewski 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Bryce Abbott 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Bill Ragans 3 . 3 . . . 2 . . . . . Howard Dinkins 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Terrell Buckley 2 . 2 . . 1- 0 2 . . . . . Errol McCorvey 1 1 2 . . 1- 0 2 . . . . . Tommy Henry 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 2 . 2 1.0- 12.0 1.0- 12.0 . . . . . . . Grady Ross 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Phillip King 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Moss 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . John Wimberly 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Troy Sanders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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SE   12  Matt Frier
QB   14  Brad Johnson
FB   22  Edgar Bennett
FL   29  Lawrence Dawsey
TB   42  Amp Lee
C    51  Robbie Baker
SG   52  Robert Stevenson
TG   60  Mike Morris
TT   67  Kevin Mancini
ST   73  Reggie Dixon
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    3  Leon Fowler
SS   15  Bill Ragans
LCB  26  Errol McCorvey
RCB  27  Terrell Buckley
WLB  45  Kirk Carruthers
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
NG   75  Joe Ostaszewski
OLB  89  Howard Dinkins
RT   95  Carl Simpson
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Shannon Baker
 5  Kenny Felder
 6  Grady Ross
 7  Eric Turral
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
11  Casey Weldon
17  Charlie Ward
19  John Wimberly
21  Maurice Pinckney
23  Bryce Abbott
28  Corey Fuller
32  Paul Moore
35  Chris Parker
36  Kevin Adams
##  NAME
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36  Ken Alexander
37  Sean Jackson
40  David Stallworth
41  Tommy Henry
44  John Wyche
48  Willie Pauldo
58  Phillip King
61  Eric Gibbs
62  Troy Sanders
82  Brad Lundstrom
83  Dave Roberts
88  Kez McCorvey
91  Deondri Clark
93  Chris Cowart
94  Toddrick McIntosh

FLORIDA STATE 39, VIRGINIA TECH 28

09/29/1990, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 30, 1990, page 25, by Bill McGrotha.

D-Lightful.
Runbacks save FSU from upset.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In the end, it was 199 down for Bobby Bowden, and one to go.

But his 200th victory surely was nowhere in the mind of Florida State's coach as his team struggled all the way here Saturday night before finally quelling Virginia Tech 39-28.

Not until cornerback Errol McCorvey raced 77 yards with a fumble recovery for a touchdown did a Campbell Stadium crowd of 60,301 catch its breath.

Even then, it found itself holding it again as Tech reached FSU's 5 on a sudden 61-yard pass, Rod Wooten to Bo Campell.

Terrell Buckley's 41-yard return of an end-zone interception really wrapped it up with 2:01 left.

Earlier, Buckley had brought FSU from behind with a 57-yard runback of an interception.

On a damp field following a steady all-day rain, FSU found itself making an uncommon number of mistakes as key players limped off the field with injuries.

Few of Bowden's 199, you may be sure, came harder than this one.

Tech started well in this one. Moving from its 20 after Richie Andrews placed the opening kickoff into the end zone, the visitors attained midfield.

An FSU offside and a 6-yard run was followed by Will Furrer's 18-yard pass to Nick Cullen.

But after penetration just over midfield, FSU defenders forced a halt. A punt was short, 20 yards to FSU's 25.

On a reverse, Shannon Baker got 19.

Whereupon, Brad Johnson threw seven straight times. After he missed on his first two, Lawrence Dawsey pulled in a pair for 13 and 10 yards. Two more misses sandwiched around a short completion left FSU at the 27, and Andrews kicked a 43-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead.

Again Tech Moved, on Tony Kennedy runs followed by a 16-yard pass to fullback Phil Bryant. But it stopped at Tech's 45 as Marvin Jones tossed Kennedy for a loss on his next run.

Terrell Buckley gathered in a 45-yard punt, and danced with it 46 yards to Tech's 44.

On FSU's first run, Amp Lee got 15 to the 29. Offensive pass-interference on the next play, however, cost FSU 15.

On the damp field - the rain had stopped not long before game's start - Dawsey was having difficulty hanging onto passes, dropping a 20-yarder. Andrews soon lined up for a 46-yard field goal, which he missed.

Furrer went deep with a pass, and Tommy Henry was there for an FSU interception at the Seminoles 27.

After Lee led to the 16, the Seminoles came up a yard short. On fourth and one, FSU surprised with a Johnson pass - but Reggie Johnson dropped the ball at the 7.

Suddenly, tailback Vaughn Hebron popped free on a 30-yard run, who led on to FSU's 44.

Furrer then found Cullen with a 19-yard toss at the 26.

Next play, Kennedy threw a halfback pass 22 yards to Cullen at the four.

Thereupon, John Rivers, a 6-foot-5 flanker, easily snared a touchdown pass, and Tech led 7-3.

A 17-yard pass to Dawsey had FSU in position at its 46.

On the next-to-last play of the quarter, Tech defensive end Jimmy Whitten intercepted Johnson's first-down screen pass at the FSU 42.

No damage. After a couple of plays lost a yard, Bill Ragans caught Furrer on a safety blitz for a loss of 10.

A punt left FSU at its 19.

Again the passing game failed. Three plays later, John Wimberly's poor punt - 23 yards - reached only the FSU 45.

On a deep pitch, Hebron got nine.

On third down, flanker Marcus Mikel grabbed a 13-yard pass at the 25. Third down again, and Marcus caught another, 10 yards to the 14. Bryant, on a draw play, dug to the 3. Next play saw Furrer once more throw a short strike to Rivers for a touchdown. Tech jumped ahead by a stunning 14-3.

In came Casey Weldon after a kickoff return to the 34.

And still nothing went right against this ancient nemesis.

Sacked on first down, Weldon on third down threw incomplete after passing the line of scrimmage, and a flag fell for the illegal pass.

When Wimberly tried to punt, Scott Jones tore through to block it. Tech claimed it at FSU's 26.

On the first play, Kennedy found a big hole to his right and picked his way on a 26-yard scoring run and a 21-3 Tech lead.

Back came Johnson at quarterback, passing quickly to Dawsey to spur a push to the FSU 41. Johnson's scramble and a couple of Lee gainers soon placed FSU at Tech's 43.

Reggie Johnson caught a key short pass, and soon Dawsey caught a 13-yarder at the 24.

FSU reached the 6 on an 18-yard throw to Baker.

Two plays later, Lee, running behind Reggie Johnson and Mike Morris, scored on a 5-yard play, cutting the gap to 21-10.

Three plays from its 20 got just 4 for Tech. FSU started anew at its 42 following a well-covered punt.

Dave Roberts collared a 13-yard pass, and Lee ran for 5 before Baker caught one at Tech's 27. With a screen, Lee slipped from two defenders to pick up 11.

Roberts caught a 12-yarder at the 4. Then a looping pass found Baker in a corner of the end zone, and he came down with the ball and one foot in bounds for the touchdown.

Finding no receiver open on a 2-point attempt, Johnson ran, diving just across the goal for the two that narrowed it to 21-18 with 1:12 left in the half.

FSU's kickoff was out of bounds. Then, on the next one, the Seminoles were offside. On the third, from FSU's 25, a 16-yard runback had Tech at its 29.

Tech was content to run a couple of times and let the half die.

It took just one last-half series to put FSU up 25-21.

From the FSU 32, the Seminoles got a quick 10 on two runs. A 13-yard pass to Baker on third down gained Tech's 39.

Bennett bagged a big 22-yard throw at the 16. Next play Johnson passed to Matt Frier for the touchdown.

Tech seemed hemmed at its 26 after second down, but an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty lifted the visitors to their 40. Promptly, Mikel caught a 16-yard pass at FSU's 43.

On third-and-one at the 34, FSU held - but tackle Henry Ostaszewski limped off the field after the play. Hebron, on fourth-and-one, got 3.

A screen pass to Bryant soon got 10 to the 12.

Now Tech chopped away the yards and minutes with runs to the 5. On third down, however, Mikel was stopped a half-yard short of the first down, by Buckley.

On fourth down, 4:52 left in the quarter, Errol McCorvey intercepted Furrer's end-zone pass.

In vain.

Given a reprieve at the 20, FSU went to the pass on first down, Mark Scott intercepting and running Johnson's pass back 22 yards to the 3.

Two runs got a yard and a half. But when Hebron took a third-down pitch, McCorvey and Jones nailed him for a yard loss.

On fourth down, however, Furrer hit a falling Hebron just over the goal line with a 3-yard touchdown pass, and Tech again led, now 28-25.

Turral's 31-yard kickoff return staked FSU at its 36.

Lee ran for 12.

But when Johnson threw, Roger Garland was there, at Tech's 38, for the game's third interception by the Hokies.

A holding call helped hold Tech.

When Furrer threw from hid 38, Buckley picked it off at FSU's 47, picked his way left, cut back and maneuvered on - 53 yards for a touchdown that regained the lead for FSU, 32-28, with 58 seconds left in the quarter.

FSU's undue celebration of that touchdown was costly, bringing a 15-yard penalty that forced the Seminoles to kick off from their 20.

A 19-yard return gave Tech fine position at its 40.

On third down, needing 5 on the first play of the last quarter, Furrer passed to Cullen at FSU's 48, then quickly found the same receiver again, at the 35. After which Michael Sturdivant caught one at the 22.

Third down at the 20, and Leon Fowler intercepted Furrer. A clip on the return, however, placed FSU in a hole at its 20.

Lee got 8 on a run. This time, senior guard Hayward Haynes limped off the field - another significant injury blow. Third down at the 18, and Johnson got sacked at the 9.

FSU sent in Scottie McLaren, a transfer from North Carolina, to punt. He managed a 32-yarder, to the FSU 41.

Tech passes missed.

But when Tech punted, it was a beaut that rolled dead about an inch from the goal.

Right away, Johnson threw - to Dawsey at the 16. Lee got 4 on a run, but nothing on a screen pass. A longer pass was out of bounds.

Again McLaren punted, this time to Tech's 49.

Kennedy ran wide, for 5. Two passes backfired. Once more FSU was backed up bigtime, at its 11.

Johnson lost 3. Lee, almost tackled at the 3, slipped wide to the 17.

From the 19 a play later, McLaren again punted - 30 yards to FSU's 49, with the clock showing fewer than six minutes left.

Mikel snared a pass at the 35.

On third-and-one there, Hebron ran wide but fumbled when clobbered by Jones and Kirk Carruthers.

Whereupon, McCorvey picked up the ball and, under rules new to college football this year, ran 77 yards for a touchdown.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA TECH
7
14
7
0
28
FLORIDA STATE
3
15
14
7
39

1st   3- 0  Richie Andrews, 43, field goal, 10:57
      3- 0  Richie Andrews, 46, field goal failed, 7:40 
      3- 7  Opp, 3, pass (kick), 1:32 
2nd   3-14  Opp, 2, pass (kick), 9:58 
      3-21  Opp, 26, run (kick), 8:13 
     10-21  Amp Lee, 5, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 5:12 
     18-21  Shannon Baker, 4, pass from Brad Johnson (Brad Johnson, run), 1:12 
3rd  25-21  Matt Frier, 16, pass from Brad Johnson (Richie Andrews, kick), 11:58
     25-28  Opp, 2, pass (kick), 2:51 
     32-28  Terrell Buckley, 53, interception return (Richie Andrews, kick), 0:58 
4th  39-28  Errol McCorvey, 77, fumble recovery/return (Richie Andrews, kick), 3:59 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 22 Rushes-yards 27-117 42-136 Passing 303 282 Att-Comp-Int 39-23-3 41-24-5 Total Yards 66-420 83-418 Punt Returns 2-48 3-7 Kickoff Returns 5-124 2-36 Interception Ret. 5-108 3-22 Fumble Returns 1-77 0-0 Punts 5-23.6 6-34.5 Sacks By-Yds 3-20 2-11 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 10-98 5-40 3rd Down Conversions 4-12 6-17 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-1 Time of Posession 24:52 35:08 Attendance 60,301 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Amp Lee 14- 79 Shannon Baker 1- 19 Edgar Bennett 5- 19 Paul Moore 1- 4 Brad Johnson 4- -2 Casey Weldon 2- -2 Receiving Lawrence Dawsey 7- 137 Shannon Baker 4- 48 Dave Roberts 3- 39 Edgar Bennett 2- 29 Amp Lee 4- 22 Matt Frier 1- 16 Kevin Knox 1- 6 Reggie Johnson 1- 6 Passing Brad Johnson 38-22-3-254 Shannon Baker 1- 1-0- 49 Punt Return Terrell Buckley 2- 48 Kickoff Return Eric Turral 3- 78 Shannon Baker 2- 46 Punting Scottie McLaren 3- 95 John Wimberly 1- 23 Team 1- 0 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marvin Jones 15 5 20 4.0- . . . . . . . . Kirk Carruthers 9 6 15 . . . . . . . . . Errol McCorvey 6 2 8 . . 1- 0 2 . 1- 77 . . . Bill Ragans 6 1 7 2.0- 15.0 2.0- 15.0 . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 3 2 5 1.0- . . . . . . . . Joe Ostaszewski 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 2 1 3 . . 1- 14 . . . . . . Anthony Moss 1 2 3 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Terrell Buckley 2 . 2 . . 2- 94 . . . . . . Richard Coes 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . John Wyche . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Troy Sanders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 1 . 1 1.0- . . . . . . . . Keith Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Grady Ross 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Freeman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer 1 . 1 1.0- . . . . . . . . Bryce Abbott 1 . 1 1.0- . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Henry . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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SE   12  Matt Frier
QB   14  Brad Johnson
FB   22  Edgar Bennett
FL   29  Lawrence Dawsey
TB   42  Amp Lee
C    51  Robbie Baker
TG   60  Mike Morris
SG   65  Hayward Haynes
TT   67  Kevin Mancini
ST   73  Reggie Dixon
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    3  Leon Fowler
SS   15  Bill Ragans
LC   26  Errol McCorvey
RC   27  Terrell Buckley
WLB  45  Kirk Carruthers
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
NG   75  Joe Ostaszewski
OLB  89  Howard Dinkins
RT   95  Carl Simpson
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Shannon Baker
 6  Grady Ross
 7  Eric Turral
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
11  Casey Weldon
16  Richard Coes
19  John Wimberly
23  Bryce Abbott
28  Corey Fuller
32  Paul Moore
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Tommy Henry
44  John Wyche
46  Keith Jones
56  Sterling Palmer
62  Troy Sanders
79  Gene Houpe
81  Kevin Knox
83  Dave Roberts
90  Scottie McLaren
97  Reggie Freeman

MIAMI 31, FLORIDA STATE 22

10/06/1990, CORAL GABLES, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 7, 1990, page 21, by Bill McGrotha.

Monsoon Enough.
Hurricanes hit quickly, then hold off FSU 31-22.

MIAMI, FL - Simply put, Miami ran Florida State's good thing into the ground.

Bumper stickers proclaimed: "Ain't Noles Way!"

And for the longest time, it seemed there was not. In the end, the nation's second-ranked team left with a what-might-have-been scenario - one altogether beyond the realm of the probable as Florida State fell to Miami 31-22 here Saturday afternoon.

The Hurricanes just ran and ran and ran.

It was the 34th straight Orange Bowl success for Miami, and it severed college football's longest winning streak at 14.

"We could have won this dadgum game," said a disappointed Bobby Bowden.

But, ah, it would have taken one of the major football miracles to have won it after Miami struck for a 24-0 lead in the first half.

"I'd like to play 'em again," said Bowden, wistfully, hours after the end.

But, ah, it would be well if his team were in better health than it was on this day. Injuries, truth be known, cramped the Seminoles' style more than a little, and notably on defense.

"FSU did not practice in pads the whole week," noted Miami runner Leonard Conley. "We knew they would get tired. … We knew we had to establish a running game to beat these guys."

And Miami did establish a running game against Florida State, as perhaps never before in the history of this series, as the Hurricanes got 334 of their 462 yards running. Stephen McGuire sped for 176 on 31 efforts and Conley 144 on 16.

But it seemed not so much weariness that did it as the vulnerability of an injury-sapped defensive line. That, and the fact FSU stacked its defensive deck mainly for the pass, with particular focus on the dangerous Wesley Carrol who, in fact, caught nothing at all.

As it turned out, quarterback Craig Erickson (13 of 27 for 128 yards) scarcely needed to throw.

"We're got some meat up front," said Erickson. "Our line got tired but you could see it in their eyes - they wanted to do it. At times we had some tremendous holes and at other times great cutbacks."

Miami's offensive line, indeed, was more than somewhat a factor. "We opened the hole," said senior guard Mike Sullivan, "and the running backs did the rest."

It was so.

Miami had taken a page out of Florida State's own book. It was surprising running by the Seminoles that beat Miami last year and came close to providing a memorable upset in 1987.

An astonishing run of early mistakes, notably penalties, helped put Florida State out of the game before it really got into it.

The heroics of a corps of Seminoles led by senior receiver Lawrence Dawsey was not enough to dig FSU out of that hole.

Dawsey caught 13 passes for 160 yards, including a 23-yarder for a touchdown that ignited an FSU comeback that at times promised the miraculous.

"Fantastic," said Bowden of Dawsey's big game. "He really kept us in the game. I never saw a receiver do anything like that."

Dawsey's game, in the eye of FSU partisans that included some coaches, would have been even bigger had he not been held. Miami managed its only interception on a pass play where replays indicated Dawsey had been held by his jersey.

Still, it was hardly officiating that cost the Seminoles. It was mistakes that included 85 penalty yards. (Miami was taxed 75 yards, but almost all of that came after it got up 24-0.)

It was the most unlikely of occasions for Bowden to pick up his 200th coaching victory - a matter that drew scant attention in the wake of Miami success.

Interestingly, Miami made the game's first mistake - one that could have been quite costly.

After FSU won the coin toss and deferred its option to the second half, Miami chose to kick off. Apparently, that decision was due to faulty communication. What it did was give FSU the opportunity to receive at the start of each half.

But it mattered not. Brad Johnson, who was to complete 26 of 37 passes for 251 yards, tripped and fell, as the stray foot of one of his linemen got in his way, the first time he dropped back to throw. But Miami, too, was unsuccessful on its first series.

After FSU's second early punt, Miami moved from its 23 to a 29-yard Carlos Huerta field goal, runs spurring the push, including a Randall Hill reverse for 21 yards.

Now behind 3-0, FSU began its penalty run. Offensive pass interference rubbed out a good completion, backed FSU to its 11. When FSU punted out, Miami had position at the Seminoles' 44. Three plays later it became 10-0 as McGuire opened with a 29-yard run. Conley scored from the 8 in the first minute of the second quarter.

FSU then shot itself in the foot with holding and procedure infractions.

Another punt, and another Miami drive, this one 55 yards in 11 plays. Conley scoring from the 1 for 17-0.

Next time it got the ball Miami moved on an 80-yard drive, helped along by an early pass-interference call, Erickson passing 10 yards to Lamar Thomas for the touchdown that made it 24-0.

From that point on, FSU pretty well dominated, but 24-0 was too much to overcome.

Johnson directed a 9-play, 69-yard push that made it 24-6 with 3:22 left in the half, Dawsey going over the middle and stepping through tacklers on a 19-yard touchdown play. A 2-point pass failed when deflected by linebacker Maurice Crum.

A fumble with 41 seconds left, recovered by Keith Jones, gave FSU a chance to shave it more. But after a couple of completions by Johnson, a third one, to tight end Reggie Johnson, was ruled a fumble that Miami claimed at its 40.

FSU drove from the second-half kickoff, but a fake-punt run - on a direct snap to Reggie Johnson - was inched short. Miami pounds to FSU's 35, but the Seminoles held when Erickson tried a fourth-down sneak.

Nine plays took it to Miami's 15, where Richie Andrews' 32-yard field goal made it 24-9.

After a Conley fumble near the end of the quarter, Carl Simpson's recovery gave FSU opportunity at Miami's 44. Dawsey receptions got it close, and Lee scored from the 2. Now it was 24-16.

Again Miami did what it needed to do, Erickson marshaling an 80-yard drive in 13 plays, smartly executed, McGuire scoring from the 2, and it was 31-16 with 6:23 to go.

A Brad Johnson fumble on the center exchange stymied a quick push to Miami's 28.

With time dwindling, Casey Weldon came on at quarterback, and FSU went 61 yards in seven plays. The touchdown came on Weldon's 19-yard throw to tight end Dave Roberts. A try for 2 failed - an Amp Lee pass to Weldon.

Twenty-four seconds remained. FSU thought it recovered the onside kick, but Miami was ruled to have covered it. Briefly, an on-the-field fight erupted.

"A little shoving match," said Bowden. "It wasn't much.

"This was really, a very clean FSU-Miami game."

Miami's Dennis Erickson indicated he was just happy it was over.

"A heck of a football game," he said. "You have to give FSU credit for coming back the way they did. That's what Bobby Bowden is like - and that program, it's a great program!

"Our last drive to score the 31st point was a thing of beauty."

It was.

Now FSU gets a badly needed week to mend before an Oct. 29 date at Auburn.

"We'll get those penalties straightened out," Bowden promised.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
6
3
13
22
MIAMI
10
14
0
7
31

1st   0- 3  Opp, 29, field goal, 6:01 
      0-10  Opp, 8, run (kick), 3:24 
2nd   0-17  Opp, 1, run (kick), 11:00
      0-24  Opp, 10, pass (kick), 5:02 
      6-24  Lawrence Dawsey, 19, pass from Brad Johnson (Brad Johnson, pass failed), 1:40 
3rd   9-24  Richie Andrews, 32, field goal, 5:40 
4th  16-24  Amp Lee, 2, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 11:30
     16-31  Opp, 2, run (kick), 5:07 
     22-31  Dave Roberts, 19, pass from Casey Weldon (Casey Weldon, pass failed), 0:24 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 25 Rushes-yards 23- 57 52-334 Passing 318 128 Att-Comp-Int 48-32-1 23-13-0 Total Yards 71-375 75-462 Punt Returns 2-25 1-7 Kickoff Returns 5-104 1-0 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 2-0 Punts 5-41.8 3-40.0 Sacks By-Yds 1-6 1-6 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-2 Penalties-Yds 8-85 11-75 3rd Down Conversions 4-16 8-14 4th Down Conversions 3-4 0-1 Time of Posession 27:26 32:34 Attendance 80,396 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Amp Lee 15- 61 Edgar Bennett 1- 3 Reggie Johnson 1- 2 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 1 Eric Turral 1- -3 Brad Johnson 4- -7 Receiving Lawrence Dawsey 13- 160 Dave Roberts 8- 82 Edgar Bennett 4- 36 Reggie Johnson 2- 20 Shannon Baker 3- 19 Paul Moore 1- 6 Amp Lee 1- -5 Passing Brad Johnson 37-26-1-251 Casey Weldon 11- 6-0- 67 Punt Return Terrell Buckley 2- 25 Kickoff Return Shannon Baker 3- 67 Eric Turral 2- 37 Punting John Wimberly 5- 209 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marvin Jones 9 6 15 1.0- . . . . . . . . Kirk Carruthers 3 6 9 1.0- . . . . . 1 . . Leon Fowler 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . . Terrell Buckley 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Joe Ostaszewski 5 . 5 1.0- . . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 3 2 5 1.0- . . . . . . . . Bryce Abbott 3 2 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Anthony Moss . 4 4 0.5- 0.5- . 1 . . . . . Sterling Palmer . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Bill Ragans 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Errol McCorvey . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . John Wyche 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Lonnie Johnson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Phillip King . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Fuller 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Troy Sanders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh . 1 1 0.5- 0.5- . . . . . . . Carl Simpson . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Keith Jones . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Hayward Haynes . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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SE   12  Matt Frier
QB   14  Brad Johnson
FB   22  Edgar Bennett
FL   29  Lawrence Dawsey
TB   42  Amp Lee
C    51  Robbie Baker
TG   60  Mike Morris
SG   65  Hayward Haynes
TT   67  Kevin Mancini
ST   73  Reggie Dixon
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    3  Leon Fowler
SS   15  Bill Ragans
LC   26  Errol McCorvey
RC   27  Terrell Buckley
WLB  45  Kirk Carruthers
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
NG   75  Joe Ostaszewski
OLB  89  Howard Dinkins
RT   95  Carl Simpson
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 1  Shannon Baker
 6  Grady Ross
 7  Eric Turral
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
11  Casey Weldon
16  Richard Coes
18  John Davis
19  John Wimberly
23  Bryce Abbott
28  Corey Fuller
30  Chris Keen
31  Lavon Brown
32  Paul Moore
36  Ken Alexander
38  David Bassett
41  Tommy Henry
##  NAME
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44  John Wyche
46  Keith Jones
48  Willie Pauldo
52  Robert Stevenson
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
58  Phillip King
61  Eric Gibbs
62  Troy Sanders
79  Gene Houpe
81  Kevin Knox
83  Dave Roberts
85  Lonnie Johnson
86  Marvin Ferrell
94  Toddrick McIntosh
96  James Chaney
97  Reggie Freeman

AUBURN 20, FLORIDA STATE 17

10/20/1990, AUBURN, AL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 21, 1990, page 37, by Bill McGrotha.

Dye-verted.
Auburn kicks FSU at the end.

AUBURN, AL – Using a defensive effort that shut out Florida State in the second half, the No. 5 Auburn Tigers rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat the No. 7 Seminoles 20-17 Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The lost opportunity in the nationally-televised game prevented the Seminoles from making a major move in the polls after No. 2 Miami and No. 3 Tennessee lost Saturday.

The Seminoles are 4-2. Auburn is 5-0-1.

Jim Von Wihl kicked a 39-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining for the winning margin after the Tigers stopped the Seminoles on a gambling fourth-and-five play with just over a minute remaining.

Florida State quarterback Casey Weldon, who relieved starter Brad Johnson was named offensive player of the game. He sparked the Seminoles to a 17-10 halftime lead after they had fallen behind 7-0 early in the first quarter.

On this clear, cool evening, Florida State indicated an early vote of confidence in its beleaguered defense – choosing to defer its option until the last half, and kicking off to Auburn.

From the 20, quarterback Stan White began with a couple of short completions, and James Joseph ran for 5 to a first down at the 33. Three more Joseph carries netted 7, and Auburn punted to FSU’s 24.

Edgar Bennett sped for 5, but two following plays came up just short. But as FSU punted, Auburn was flagged 15 yards for an illegal substitution, lifting FSU to midfield.

But Brad Johnson’s first-down pass was intercepted by linebacker Darrel Crawford. Clipping after the theft knocked the home team back to its 24.

Two Joseph runs sandwiched around a futile pass got just 8, and a punt gave FSU position at its 42.

Lee got 3 on a run, six on a third-down pass as FSU came up a yard short. John Wimberly’s punt placed Auburn at its 10.

Again FSU defenders held. But when Richie Neil punted, Terrell Buckley mishandled it, and Auburn’s Al Nash claimed the fumble at FSU’s 46.

Two Stancy Danley runs coupled with a personal foul vaulted the Tigers to the 21.

Danley ripped to the 15. Tony Richardson, a big freshman fullback, whipped wide for 10. On another wide slant, he scored easily, and Auburn led 7-0.

Immediately FSU found itself in another hole, with clipping on the kickoff pushing it back to the 15.

Whereupon, Bennett was decked for a loss of 2. A procedure penalty slapped the Seminoles back to the 9.

A lee run and Lawrence Dawsey’s first reception got FSU to the 22. Then a good return on Wimberly’s punt again had Auburn at FSU’s 47.

Tightened defense, assisted by a procedure penalty, brought Auburn to third down at FSU’s 45. And when White threw, Errol McCorvey stepped in front of it for an interception that he returned 12 yards to the FSU 47.

In came Casey Weldon, who threw 21 yards to Bennett at Auburn’s 37 as the quarter ended.

Two Lee runs gained 22, it came to third-and-six at the 18, with Weldon scampering up the middle for 8 to the 10.

On a reverse, Shannon Baker ran over a defender and reached the 5. But two passes fell incomplete. Richie Andrews kicked a 22-yard field goal to cut the score to 7-3.

From its 23, Auburn got just 4 yards before punting to FSU’s 34.

Weldon’s second-quarter pass to Baker got 30 to Auburn’s 32. After Lee ran for 6, Baker grabbed an 11-yard toss.

Offside helped FSU to the 6, and Lee slipped through tacklers for a first down to the 1.

Bennett smashed over for the touchdown, and FSU led 10-7 with 7:19 left in the half.

Auburn was right back in it as Herbert Casey got loose for 40 yards on a kickoff runback, to FSU’s 48.

After Joseph pounded for 6, FSU stopped two following runs. Nell’s punt was a mere 18-yarder, to the 22.

On a pass, Lee soon got 13 to the 38, then led to midfield with his running.

Weldon scrambled to the Auburn 48. Then Lee came back to the 50 to catch a screen pass from Weldon, and was off to the end zone with a sprint straight down the sideline.

After that 48-yard touchdown play, FSU led 17-7 and 1:40 remained in the half.

Moving from its 17, Auburn got a 13-yard run out of Joseph to the 32.

It was Auburn’s initial first down of the quarter – in fact, Auburn’s first since its touchdown.

But the half’s last play found Auburn punting again, and Nell boomed a 55-yarder to the FSU 1 as the gun sounded.

And out of the total half Auburn had just four first downs as FSU skipped to a 226-to-107 lead in total yardage.

Weldon had hit on seven of 10 passes for 136 of the total. Lee had 118, with 67 on 3 receptions, 51 on 10 runs.

Florida State had controlled the ball, 16:04 to 13:56 on the clock.

With the start of the second half, Florida State was staring at trouble. A personal foul following the kickoff into the end zone had the Seminoles at their 10.

Dawsey, however, caught a first-down pass at the 29, and Lee dug for a first down at the 34.

Holding, however, soon had FSU back at its 24.

Net result was that when FSU punted, Auburn got good position at its 40.

Three passes, though, got Auburn just 4 yards.

Whereupon, clipping on the punt again placed FSU in the shadow of its goal, at the 6.

Offsides, on a play that saw Lee nailed for a 3-yard loss, cost Auburn 5 yards. Lee wheeled to a first down at the 18.

On a screen, Lee sailed for 19 to the 37. Two plays later, clipping on a short pass had FSU back at its 26.

An 11-yard return on Wimberly’s 48-yard punt gave Auburn a start at its 39.

Still another FSU penalty – this one a personal foul – got Auburn 15 yards to the Seminoles’ 46.

Darrell Williams run took the home team to fourth-and-inches just short of the 36, and Richardson got the yardage, to the 35.

Pressured by Joe Ostaszewski, White threw deep in a hurry – and safety Leon Fowler intercepted for FSU at the 3.

Bennett got a yard, Lee just 2, Dave Roberts 5 on a pass before Wimberly boomed a 55-yard punt. An 11-yard return had Auburn at its 45.

Running wide, Williams got 19, then 14 more on a pair of runs, to FSU’s 22. But Howard Dinkins caught Williams for a 3-yard loss on the following shot. With that lift FSU held at the 20.

On fourth down, Jim Von Wihl kicked a 37-yard field goal to narrow it to 17-10.

From the 20, Weldon passed to Dawsey for 11, then ran for 11 more. With Baker catching a short pass at Auburn’s 45, FSU stood second and 7 at the 44 as the quarter ended.

Pass interference on Auburn as Lee streaked downfield moved FSU to the 31. Promptly, a procedure penalty cost FSU 5, and it got only 3 of it back.

Andrew’s 51-yard try for a field goal was wide.

Greg Taylor snared a 19-yard pass at FSU’s 48, and a Joseph run spurred to the 36.

Two plays later Joseph lost the ball as he plunged up the middle, and FSU tackle Carl Simpson claimed it at the 27.

Lee spurted to the 40 on a run.

But Auburn held Dawsey to short yardage on a pair of completions.

Wimberly punted, and an Auburn clip on the return has the Tigers on their 9 with 8:17 to go.

On a flea-flicker play, White retreated into the end zone, took a pitch, and threw more than 50 yards – and John Davis intercepted.

A personal foul on the runback had FSU knocking at Auburn’s 34. Holding, however, immediately cost FSU 10.

It came to third-and-17 at the 42 with FSU attempting a trick-play rooskie, apparently with a guard to run the ball. But no Seminole got the ball. Auburn’s Walter Tate recovered what amounted to a fumble at the Tiger 43 with 6:41 to play.

Casey pulled in a 17-yard pass that quickly got Auburn to FSU’s 45.

An out-of-bounds hit by Fowler on a second-down pass pushed Auburn to FSU’s 30.

On a third-and-one plunge at the 21, Richardson kept going after getting initially stopped after a yard gone – 19 yards and a first down at the 2.

Danley scored on second down, and it was tied with 3:47 to play.

Editor Note: The article ended here.

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

1st   0- 7  Opp, 6, run (kick), 3:34 
2nd   3- 7  Richie Andrews, 22, field goal, 12:05
     10- 7  Edgar Bennett, 1, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 7:19 
     17- 7  Amp Lee, 48, pass from Casey Weldon (Richie Andrews, kick), 1:40 
3rd  17-10  Opp, 37, field goal, 1:25 
4th  17-10  Richie Andrews, 51, field goal failed, 13:09
     17-17  Opp, 2, run (kick), 3:47 
     17-20  Opp, 38, field goal, 0:02 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 13 Rushes-yards 34-100 39-167 Passing 258 97 Att-Comp-Int 35-23-1 28-12-3 Total Yards 69-358 67-264 Punt Returns 3-13 4-49 Kickoff Returns 2-24 3-67 Interception Ret. 3-17 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 6-44.7 7-38.9 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 1-22 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-1 Penalties-Yds 14-134 9-91 3rd Down Conversions 2-13 2-13 4th Down Conversions 0-1 2-2 Time of Posession 33:51 26:09 Attendance 85,214 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Amp Lee 19- 81 Edgar Bennett 7- 16 Shannon Baker 1- 4 Casey Weldon 7- -1 Receiving Amp Lee 6- 86 Lawrence Dawsey 8- 69 Shannon Baker 3- 49 Edgar Bennett 4- 28 Dave Roberts 2- 26 Passing Casey Weldon 30-20-0-244 Brad Johnson 5- 3-1- 14 Punt Return Terrell Buckley 3- 13 Kickoff Return Shannon Baker 2- 24 Punting John Wimberly 6- 268 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kirk Carruthers 6 7 13 . . . . . . . . . Marvin Jones 8 3 11 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . John Wyche 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 3 2 5 . . 1- 5 . . . . . . Terrell Buckley 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 5 . 5 2.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Errol McCorvey 2 2 4 . . 2- 12 . . . . . . John Davis 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Keith Jones 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Deondri Clark 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Carl Simpson 2 1 3 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Reggie Freeman 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Bill Ragans 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Howard Dinkins 1 . 1 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Anthony Moss . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Edgar Bennett 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Gene Houpe . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
SE    1  Shannon Baker
QB   14  Brad Johnson
FB   22  Edgar Bennett
FL   29  Lawrence Dawsey
TB   42  Amp Lee
C    51  Robbie Baker
TG   60  Mike Morris
SG   65  Hayward Haynes
TT   67  Kevin Mancini
ST   73  Reggie Dixon
TE   83  Dave Roberts
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    3  Leon Fowler
SS   15  Bill Ragans
LCB  26  Errol McCorvey
RC   27  Terrell Buckley
WLB  45  Kirk Carruthers
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
NG   75  Joe Ostaszewski
OLB  89  Howard Dinkins
RT   95  Carl Simpson
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 7  Eric Turral
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
11  Casey Weldon
12  Matt Frier
18  John Davis
19  John Wimberly
21  Maurice Pinckney
31  Lavon Brown
32  Paul Moore
35  Chris Parker
36  Ken Alexander
38  David Bassett
39  Ed Clark
41  Tommy Henry
44  John Wyche
##  NAME
-----------------------------
46  Keith Jones
52  Robert Stevenson
56  Sterling Palmer
58  Phillip King
62  Troy Sanders
79  Gene Houpe
80  Reggie Johnson
81  Kevin Knox
82  Brad Lundstrom
84  Warren Hart
85  Lonnie Johnson
90  Scottie McLaren
91  Deondri Clark
94  Toddrick McIntosh
96  James Chaney
97  Reggie Freeman

FLORIDA STATE 42, LOUISIANA STATE 3

10/27/1990, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, October 28, 1990, page 37, by Bill McGrotha.

Bobby's Bengal Bauble.
Defensive gem gives Bowden a 42-3 milestone.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Bobby Bowden got his 200th victory, Florida State got back in the big-bowl picture, and Louisiana State got a woodshed-whipping Saturday afternoon.

The score was 42-3.

And while it was perhaps a fairly accurate reflection of indicated differential, the blowout was more the doings of defense than offense, as blowouts so often are. Repeatedly, the offense was presented with lovely opportunities, including first-quarter starts at the foe's 22 and 7 that quickly brought two touchdowns.

What FSU may hope is not an accurate reflection of its personality evolved at the end, with players from both sides flailing away at one another. Both coaches, LSU's Mike Archer as well as Bowden, were upset over that.

The fight followed a final play that saw freshman quarterback Jesse Daigle chased to the sidelines by linebacker Kirk Carruthers, who hit him as he went out of bounds. Some teammates said Carruthers' momentum made a late hit inevitable. Whatever, Carruthers very quickly found himself surrounded by tigerish Bengals, and FSU players rushed in to help. Meanwhile, a separate fight started elsewhere on the field.

Some said two LSU coaches threw punches. Other coaches tried to stop the fighting.

"Once it starts - gosh, it's hard to stop!" said Bowden. "Somebody tries to pull somebody away, and he (the second guy) thinks he is trying to hit him!"

Soaking wet after his players drenched him with ice water to commemorate the milestone victory, Bowden was not anxious to talk about his winning 200.

"It is not that big a deal," he insisted. "It doesn't seem like a milestone to me.

"When there's a guy out there (Grambling's Eddie Robinson) with more than 350, it just doesn't mean that much."

It was Bowden's third try for victory 200; the first two attempts were losses to Miami and Auburn.

Only 10 other major-college coaches, in all football history, have won 200, however, and only 21 others at any level. (The Tallahassee area now claims three of the 21; Bowden joins Wakulla County resident Darrell Mudra and Tallahassee's Jake Gaither. Mudra won an even 200 in a 26-year career at seven schools, including FSU, while Gaither won 203 in an extraordinary 25-year run at Florida A&M).

If Bowden played LSU all the time, the record suggests his total would be larger. His FSU teams have now beaten the Tigers six out of seven times, including five of six at LSU. "Unbelievable," said Bowden.

In LSU's first-ever game in Campbell Stadium, the Seminoles quickly asserted themselves, and led 28-3 at halftime. A crowd of 60,111 including representatives from seven bowls, the Cotton and Orange among them.

Definitely, said Jim Ray Smith, a past president of the Cotton Bowl, the Seminoles are "in the picture" for his game.

"If not, I wouldn't be here," he said. "Nor would we send anybody else.

"Florida State has been in the hunt (for a Cotton Bowl bid) pretty well for the past several years."

Now 5-2, the Seminoles play South Carolina, Cincinnati and Memphis State the next three Saturdays. An open date precedes the last game with Florida on Dec. 1. Smith indicated he felt that, were FSU to win its next three games, Bowden's team would be a strong big-bowl bet, and the Florida game might not be a decisive factor.

Defense was the decisive factor on this cool, sunny Saturday.

"Our defense deserves all the credit," said Bowden. "Our offense was very pathetic. Terrible."

Though disappointing at times, and erratic, the offense had some mighty interesting moments. For example, FSU got 28 points out of just 13 offensive plays. A total of four plays as early down-close chances brought two touchdowns, an 8-play drive of 99 yards-plus, and a touchdown-producing bomb.

Tailback Amp Lee got three touchdowns out of just 11 runs. And Casey Weldon, in his first start at quarterback, was the architect of telling big plays. As he hit 15 of his 25 passes, his completions included a notable 54-yarder to freshman Matt Frier and a Hail-Mary throw to sophomore Shannon Baker for a touchdown on a 38-yard play in the first half's final 3 seconds.

Still, it was largely a day for Carruthers & Co. The junior linebacker was credited with 13 tackles (10 solo), intercepting a pass and was involved in two sacks, sharing one with Marvin Jones. Other sacks came from Bill Ragans and Reggie Freeman. Leon Fowler and John Davis had interceptions. Tackle Carl Simpson covered two fumbles, cornerback Terrell Buckley one other, and Ragans partially blocked a punt.

But fumbles were an early specialty.

On the opening kickoff, Corian Freeman slammed a blocker into Odell Beckham, the return man, bringing a fumble that Buckley got at the LSU 16. Two plays later, Lee scored on a 9-yard run for 7-0.

With hot tailback Harvey Williams getting 49 yards on LSU's first series from scrimmage, the Tigers drove from their 22 to a 35-yard field goal by Pedro Suarez that cut it to 7-3.

But Williams, who only the week prior had run for 213 (most ever by an individual against Kentucky), managed fewer than 49 the rest of the way, finishing with a net 93 on 22 efforts.

FSU effectively utilized short placement punts by Scottie McLaren to kick LSU into holes. Two early efforts died at the LSU 7, the LSU 3. (Later, another would place LSU at its 7.)

But late in the half LSU's Brian Griffith got off a beauty - a 39-yarder that stopped rolling about 2 inches from the FSU goal.

Then came FSU's eight-play beauty. Reggie Johnson caught a big third-down pass at the LSU 20. On the next play, Weldon unleashed the 54-yarder that Frier pulled in at LSU's 26. Lee caught a pass at the 11, then soon ran to the 2, scoring from there on the next play.

Only 52 seconds remained in the half, but time enough for another FSU 6-pointer. The clock showed just 3 seconds after Freeman sacked quarterback Chad Loup, bringing a fumble that Simpson got at the 38.

After two timeouts, FSU worked magic.

Three receivers spread to the right as Weldon slipped to his left, stopping and throwing into the end zone toward the streaking three to his right. The pass bounced off the hands of defender Corey Raymond and Baker grabbed it for the TD that made it 28-3.

The third quarter was scoreless. Richie Andrews missed a 41-yard bid for a field goal after Fowler's interception. Another bid was stymied by a Wayne Williams interception of a Weldon end-zone throw.

But when FSU punted out of a hole, Weldon directed a 50-yard movement, overcoming a holding penalty in a seven-play movement capped by Paul Moore's 6-yard scoring run in the first minutes of the last quarter.

After that, Brad Johnson and Kenny Felder did mop-up work at quarterback, with heavy utilization of reserves that included sophomore runners Maurice Pinckney (52 yards on 4 carries) and Felix Harris, who ran just twice but scored on a 31-yarder with 3:58 to play.

Moving well there near the end against tiring Tigers, Florida State finished with 468 offensive yards - 213 running, 255 passing. Interestingly, 11 different Seminoles caught passes - but none more than two.

LSU managed only 207 yards, a mere 66 passing, but in the first half the Tigers seems well on their way to successful execution of a ball-control plan. While running 14 more first-half plays (44 to 30), The Tigers had the ball more than twice the clock time, 20:17 to 9:43. But the Seminoles hogged it after intermission, and at game's end plays were about even.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
LOUISIANA STATE
3
0
0
0
3
FLORIDA STATE
14
14
0
14
42

1st   7- 0  Amp Lee, 9, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 14:43
      7- 3  Opp, 35, field goal, 8:11 
     14- 3  Amp Lee, 6, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 0:16 
2nd  21- 3  Amp Lee, 2, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 0:52 
     28- 3  Shannon Baker, 38, pass from Casey Weldon (Richie Andrews, kick), 0:00 
3rd  28- 3  Richie Andrews, 41, field goal failed, 9:26 
4th  35- 3  Paul Moore, 6, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 12:30
     42- 3  Felix Harris, 31, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 3:58 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 17 Rushes-yards 40-213 44-141 Passing 255 66 Att-Comp-Int 31-18-2 30-9-2 Total Yards 71-468 74-207 Punt Returns 3-19 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-44 4-113 Interception Ret. 2-19 2-21 Fumble Returns 3-5 0-0 Punts 5-35.6 6-36.2 Sacks By-Yds 4-40 1-8 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 5-3 Penalties-Yds 10-97 6-34 3rd Down Conversions 10-17 2-14 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-2 Time of Posession 29:47 30:13 Attendance 60,111 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Maurice Pinckney 4- 52 Amp Lee 11- 44 Sean Jackson 9- 35 Felix Harris 2- 30 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 24 Paul Moore 4- 17 Edgar Bennett 4- 10 Brad Johnson 1- 3 Chris Parker 2- 0 Casey Weldon 2- -2 Receiving Matt Frier 1- 54 Shannon Baker 2- 51 Warren Hart 2- 23 Lawrence Dawsey 2- 21 Amp Lee 2- 21 Paul Moore 1- 21 Reggie Johnson 2- 18 Maurice Pinckney 1- 15 Sean Jackson 2- 13 Edgar Bennett 2- 9 Kevin Knox 1- 9 Passing Casey Weldon 25-15-1-229 Brad Johnson 5- 3-0- 26 Kenny Felder 1- 0-1- 0 Punt Return Terrell Buckley 3- 19 Kickoff Return Eric Turral 2- 44 Punting Scottie McLaren 4- 144 John Wimberly 1- 34 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kirk Carruthers 10 3 13 1.5- 10.5 1.5- 10.5 . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 6 2 8 . . . . . . . . . Marvin Jones 3 4 7 0.5- 3.5 0.5- 3.5 . . . . . . . Bill Ragans 4 2 6 1.0- 16.0 1.0- 16.0 . 1 . . 1 1 . Anthony Moss 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Troy Sanders 2 1 3 1.0- . . . . . . . . Deondri Clark 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Bryce Abbott 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 1 1 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . John Davis 2 . 2 . . 1- 19 . . . . . . John Wyche 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Carl Simpson 1 1 2 . . . . . 2- 0 . . . John Nance 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Terrell Buckley 1 . 1 . . . . . 1- 5 . . . Henry Ostaszewski . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Errol McCorvey 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . James Chaney 1 . 1 1.0- . . . . . . . . Reggie Freeman . 1 1 1.0- 10.0 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . Joe Ostaszewski 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Henry 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Turral 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
SE    1  Shannon Baker
QB   11  Casey Weldon
FB   22  Edgar Bennett
FL   29  Lawrence Dawsey
TB   42  Amp Lee
C    51  Robbie Baker
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
TG   60  Mike Morris
SG   65  Hayward Haynes
TT   67  Kevin Mancini
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    3  Leon Fowler
SS   15  Bill Ragans
LCB  26  Errol McCorvey
RCB  27  Terrell Buckley
WLB  45  Kirk Carruthers
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
LT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
NG   75  Joe Ostaszewski
OLB  89  Howard Dinkins
RT   95  Carl Simpson
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 5  Kenny Felder
 7  Eric Turral
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
12  Matt Frier
14  Brad Johnson
16  Richard Coes
18  John Davis
19  John Wimberly
21  Maurice Pinckney
23  Bryce Abbott
24  Felix Harris
32  Paul Moore
35  Chris Parker
36  Ken Alexander
37  Sean Jackson
41  Tommy Henry
44  John Wyche
##  NAME
-----------------------------
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
61  Eric Gibbs
62  Troy Sanders
63  Jason Dillaberry
64  Jeff Deremer
72  Steve Allen
73  Reggie Dixon
79  Gene Houpe
81  Kevin Knox
83  Dave Roberts
84  Warren Hart
90  Scottie McLaren
91  Deondri Clark
94  Toddrick McIntosh
96  James Chaney
97  Reggie Freeman

FLORIDA STATE 41, SOUTH CAROLINA 10

11/03/1990, COLUMBIA, SC

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 4, 1990, page 25, by Bill McGrotha.

Rush Job.
FSU ground game and defense control the Gamecocks 41-10.

COLUMBIA, SC - On this sunniest of autumn afternoons, Florida State perhaps played one of its best football games in a very long while.

No turnovers.

Only one 5-yard penalty (offside on a kickoff) for a defense that again dominated.

And a surprising running game that stacked 344 yards as tailback Amp Lee, for the second straight game, scored three touchdown.

The score was FSU 41, South Carolina 10, and it could easily have been worse.

For Florida State, now 6-2 with the big-bowl pot boiling, the day was dimmed only by a letter threatening the life of Coach Bobby Bowden at the game.

But only a handful of people in the Williams-Brice crowd of 71,438 had any idea, either before or after. The letter, which arrived several days ago, threatened Bowden at FSU's next out-of-town game, and this was it.

Bowden himself minimized the threat, and all indeed went well.

As a large force of unobtrusive security people, including plainclothesmen, took charge of Bowden's security, FSU defenders took charge of the game.

Among other things, that defense sacked Bobby Fuller, a junior quarterback out of Miami, six times.

A Gamecocks offense that had averaged nearly 400 yards per game - and more than 500 in its last three - was permitted just 248, including a mere 66 rushing.

"We played pretty good, you know," said defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews. "Played hard and made some things happen.

"Looks like we are getting a little better every week, which is what we asked them to do."

It was FSU's last game of the season on enemy soil. After Homecoming against Cincinnati this week, there's Memphis State in Orlando, then an open date before a Dec. 1 season-ender against rival Florida at Campbell Stadium.

Destined to be highly favored in their next two games, the Seminoles figure to be 8-2 as bowl-picking day comes around on that open date (Nov. 24).

For FSU's Casey Weldon, starting his second game at quarterback, this was a different sort of game.

South Carolina defenders stacked the deck against his passing, defying him to throw at all - and especially deep. He threw 20 times, but mostly short, completing a dozen for 110 yards.

"We did not feature the quarterback today," said Bowden. "We did it running."

As South Carolina played a waiting game, with almost no blitzing, FSU turned it runners loose.

Lee got 95 yards on 15 tries, including scampers of 5, 11 and 13 yards for FSU's first three touchdowns.

"Amp's got good vision, sees those holes, and has that good change of direction that helps so much around the goal line," said Bowden.

Sean Jackson, the freshman, came on to gain 115 in just a dozen runs.

An early interception, by Terrell Buckley at the foe 30, got FSU on the board in a hurry. Lee got all, save for four by Edgar Bennett, including the touchdown from the 5.

The Gamecocks hung tough, and Richie Andrews missed a 36-yard field goal.

But late in the quarter an Anthony Moss sack got Carolina in a bind at its 8. A punt gave FSU a shot from the Gamecock 47. Lee runs, coupled with a 15-yard pass to Shannon Baker at the 16, set the stage for Lee's 11-yard touchdown, and FSU led 14-0 in the early moments of the second quarter.

A bit later, Jackson, on his first carry, whipped left for 46 yards, paving a 43-yard Andrews field goal.

Two lightning-like plays - a 25-yard pass to tight end Charles Steward following a 43-yard Mike Dingle sweep to the 12 - precipitated a 33-yard field goal by Colin Mackie. It would be the only time Carolina got into FSU territory until the last play of the third quarter, by which time the scoreboard read 34-3.

Bill Ragans' partial block of a South Carolina punt gave FSU an opportunity late in the half at the home team's 32. Four plays later, Andrews kicked his second 3-pointer, this one 42 yards, for 20-3 at intermission.

FSU's first possession of the last half brought it to 27-3, a 66-yard drive capped on the 10th play by Lee's 13-yard scoring run.

Near the end of the quarter, it was a 7-play, 67[yard movement spurred by Jackson runs, Paul Moore getting the TD from the 7.

In came Brad Johnson to quarterback FSU the rest of the way.

In a time-consuming drive from the FSU 45, Johnson threw just one pass, a 15-yarder to Eric Turral, as FSU got a touchdown on Maurice Pinckney's 1-yard run.

All game long the Seminoles hogged the football - holding it for 12 ½ minutes more than Carolina, running 82 plays to Carolina's 49.

Andrews said that helped keep FSU defensive troops fresh.

FSU's first two defensive units were scarcely dented, yielding just 168 of the yardage total and three of the points.

Against FSU's third defensive unit, Carolina got a late touchdown on a 42-yard pass, Wright Mitchell to Mario Henry.

"Florida State won every phase of the game," said South Carolina coach Sparky Woods. "They have just excellent weapons at every position.

"And they were dominant at the line of scrimmage.

"We missed out on some early opportunities that might have made it a better football game."

Indeed, cornerback Antonio Walker might have twice intercepted passes there at the start, but couldn't hang on.

"And field position obviously hurt us throughout the game," said Woods.

That was so. FSU got the home team in a hole, and pretty well kept it there, assisted greatly by those six sacks, with a pressbox accounting attributing two to Moss, two to Ragins, one each to Howard Dinkins and Corian Freeman.

On vital third-down plays, Carolina made good on just one of a dozen.

And the Seminoles, so afflicted by penalties much of the season, were assessed just 55 yards on six calls, offensive holding accounting for most.

So it was that Bowden got his 201st coaching victory, one that he may most remember as the time he got the letter threat - and, happily, nothing happened.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
13
14
7
41
SOUTH CAROLINA
0
3
0
7
10

1st   7- 0  Amp Lee, 5, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 10:19
      7- 0  Richie Andrews, 37, field goal failed, 4:30 
2nd  14- 0  Amp Lee, 11, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 12:47
     17- 0  Richie Andrews, 43, field goal, 5:59 
     17- 3  Opp, 33, field goal, 4:00 
     20- 3  Richie Andrews, 42, field goal, 0:33 
3rd  27- 3  Amp Lee, 13, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 8:28 
     34- 3  Paul Moore, 7, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 0:42 
4th  41- 3  Maurice Pinckney, 1, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 3:25 
     41-10  Opp, 42, pass (kick), 1:26 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 13 Rushes-yards 58-344 28- 62 Passing 148 186 Att-Comp-Int 24-15-0 21-13-2 Total Yards 82-492 49-248 Punt Returns 4-45 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-40 3-43 Interception Ret. 2-14 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 4-37.5 8-37.6 Sacks By-Yds 6-54 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yds 6-55 3-40 3rd Down Conversions 8-16 1-11 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-0 Time of Posession 36:11 23:49 Attendance 71,438 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sean Jackson 12- 119 Amp Lee 15- 94 Felix Harris 8- 37 Paul Moore 5- 32 Maurice Pinckney 6- 26 Edgar Bennett 8- 24 Casey Weldon 4- 16 Receiving Eric Turral 2- 31 Shannon Baker 2- 27 Lawrence Dawsey 3- 27 Dave Roberts 2- 20 Edgar Bennett 3- 18 Amp Lee 2- 17 Reggie Johnson 1- 8 Passing Casey Weldon 20-12-0-110 Brad Johnson 4- 3-0- 38 Punt Return Terrell Buckley 4- 45 Kickoff Return Felix Harris 1- 33 Eric Turral 1- 7 Punting John Wimberly 2- 80 Scottie McLaren 2- 70 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kirk Carruthers 3 4 7 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 4 2 6 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Bill Ragans 5 . 5 2.0- 16.0 2.0- 16.0 . . . . . 1 . Howard Dinkins 3 1 4 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Marvin Jones 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Terrell Buckley 1 1 2 . . 1- 14 . . . . . . Troy Sanders 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Moss 2 . 2 2.0- 16.0 2.0- 16.0 . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Bryce Abbott 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . John Wyche 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 1 . 1 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . James Chaney 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Joe Ostaszewski 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Matt Frier . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . John Nance 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Errol McCorvey 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . David Bassett 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . David Stallworth 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Henry . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Robert Williams . . . . . . 1 . . . . . Eric McGill . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
SE    1  Shannon Baker
QB   11  Casey Weldon
FB   22  Edgar Bennett
FL   29  Lawrence Dawsey
TB   42  Amp Lee
C    51  Robbie Baker
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
TG   60  Mike Morris
SG   65  Hayward Haynes
TT   67  Kevin Mancini
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    3  Leon Fowler
SS   15  Bill Ragans
LCB  26  Errol McCorvey
RCB  27  Terrell Buckley
WLB  45  Kirk Carruthers
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
RT   62  Troy Sanders
LT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
NG   75  Joe Ostaszewski
OLB  89  Howard Dinkins
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 7  Eric Turral
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
12  Matt Frier
14  Brad Johnson
16  Richard Coes
19  John Wimberly
21  Maurice Pinckney
23  Bryce Abbott
24  Felix Harris
31  Lavon Brown
32  Paul Moore
36  Ken Alexander
37  Sean Jackson
38  David Bassett
40  David Stallworth
41  Tommy Henry
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  John Wyche
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
61  Eric Gibbs
63  Jason Dillaberry
64  Jeff Deremer
71  Robert Williams
73  Reggie Dixon
76  Eric McGill
79  Gene Houpe
81  Kevin Knox
83  Dave Roberts
90  Scottie McLaren
94  Toddrick McIntosh
95  Carl Simpson
96  James Chaney

FLORIDA STATE 70, CINCINNATI 21

11/10/1990, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 11, 1990, page 37, by Bill McGrotha.

Ten Grand.
FSU scores 10 touchdowns on Cincinnati.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was not exactly a perfect 10, but for Florida State it will surely do until the real thing comes along.

Scoring touchdowns the first 10 times it had a chance with the football, FSU probably vaulted back into the nation's top 10 Saturday, warming up the scoreboard with a 70-21 victory over Cincinnati on a chilly Homecoming afternoon.

Never before had Florida State scored 10 touchdowns in a game, though it now has totaled 70 or more points four times.

When you couple that Campbell Stadium development with ones elsewhere, it may mean something close to a 10-strike for the new Blockbuster Bowl, which on Dec. 28 will pair the Seminoles against streaking Penn State, also 7-2 after clipping Maryland 24-10 for its seventh straight.

A real blockbuster, possibly!

Never mind that the pairing cannot be officially set until Nov. 24. The fact that both FSU and Penn State have orally agreed to accept a bid if it comes - in the manner of several other bowl-bound teams - and the Blockbuster has likewise agreed to formally invite is good enough to take to any bank.

It is such a lock that Richard Gianinni, the president and organizer of the bowl, did not bother to show up in either Tallahassee or Sate College, Pa., home of Penn State. But the Blockbuster was well-enough represented with delegates in both places, all surely grinning over the prospect of matching Bobby Bowden against Joe Paterno - not only two of football's most respected coaches but also the two who have won more games than any others still active at the major-college level.

But Bowden, looking to Memphis State in Orlando on Saturday and rival Florida here Dec. 1, was happier Saturday over the hopeful look of this team than anything else.

He particularly liked a running game that, for the second straight week, netted well over 300 yards - this time 351 of a 588 on offense.

"I hope it keeps up," he said of the running. "That's gonna be the key.

"We can be real good if we get that running game going."

Amp Lee, the hot sophomore tailback, ran just five times, but for two touchdowns and 57 yards. Edgar Bennett got five runs, too - for 73 yards that included a 57-yarder and one touchdown. As seven of the 10 touchdowns came running, Paul Moore also scored twice. Sean Jackson got 67 yards and a touchdown, while fellow freshman Maurice Pinckney ran just once - 36 yards up the middle for a touchdown.

Two more touchdowns came on passes, but the day's dandy was Terrell Buckley's 83-yard scoring runback of an interception in the opening quarter. The sophomore also returned a pair of punts for 65 yards, including a 50-yarder that paved the way to FSU's first touchdown.

Quarterback Casey Weldon was in there for FSU's first seven touchdowns - all in the first half. After that it was Brad Johnson quarterbacking for the final three, then Kenny Felder mopping up.

In that amazing opening half, FSU ran just 33 plays from scrimmage. Meanwhile, Cininnati ran 47 while also hogging the clock, 18:43 to FSU's 11:07 possession time.

"Our team just really had 'em outmanned," said Bowden. "Cincinnati is very young."

As the Seminoles averaged a whopping 9.19 yards a play. Weldon passed well enough when he pleased, completing 14 of 20 for 217 yards that included a pair of touchdown strikes to Lawrence Dawsey. The senior finished with seven catches - all in the first half - for 141 yards.

In one astonishing five-play drive of 87 yards, Weldon simply threw to Dawsey for all of it. After failing to connect with Dawsey on his first throw of that drive, Weldon then hit him for 31, 19, 13 and then 24 (for the touchdown) on the next four plays.

"We tried to get the ball to Dawsey a lot early," said Bowden, "to see how long we could do it, and if we could (keep on doing it).

"They finally caught on."

With such a halftime lead, FSU threw just twice in all of the last half, Johnson completing both of those (for 20 yards).

Bowden was asked if he tried to shut down his offense.

"Well, no," he quipped. "We got some young guys we put in there automatically capable of shutting it down!"

Though several front-liners did not see action for one reason or another, FSU dressed 100 players, including 23 walkons, and played an extraordinary number (76).

It was 28-0 after a quarter of play.

Cincinnati, for its game-opening series, had position at its 45 following a 34-yard kickoff return, but lost yardage on three straight runs from scrimmage. After Buckley returned the punt for 50 to the Bearcat 31, Lee scored in just two plays, a 20-yard run followed by an 11-yarder.

Then it was a 68-yard excursion in five plays, Dawsey catches setting it ip. Bennett scoring from the 5.

A Marvin Jones interception staked FSU at Cincinnati's 32. This time it took three plays, Lee getting the ball to the 2, Dawsey catching a Weldon pass for six points.

Whereupon, Cincinnati pulled a "puntrooskie" of sorts, tight end Kris Bjorson, the upback, took a direct snap from center and maneuvered wide for 38 yards to FSU's 25.

But, on the next play, Buckley intercepted freshman quarterback Jeff Stofa's pass and rambled 83 yards to make it 28-0.

An opening play of the second quarter found Paul Anderson - another freshman quarterback - scoring a Cincinnati touchdown from the 1 after an 80-yard drive that had been preserved by a roughing-the-kicker penalty as FSU went after a punt inside the foe 30. Anderson hit a pair of key passes to get the visitors close.

Throughout, Cincinnati found success throwing to big (6-4, 230) sophomore tight end Joe Koynock, who caught eight for 55 yards. Anderson went on to connect on 12 of his 21 tosses for 218 yards while also contributing timely keepers (34 yards for seven tries) as Cincinnati stacked 459 yards.

The four-pass sequence to Dawsey gave FSU a 35-7 lead on the heels of that first Cincinnati TD.

One of the more unusual plays you'll ever see came just after.

AS FSU kicked off, Richie Andrews' boot was a high one - very high. It came down roughly 35 yards from where he kicked it, and swift sophomore Shannon Baker streaked down on the coverage unit - as Cincinnati players just stared - caught the ball as it came down!

It was the equivalent of recovering an onside kick - but FSU had not intended that!

"It was the wind," said Bowden. "Blowing that way (into the face of FSU in the second quarter), it kept everything up.

"No, it wasn't planned."

Four plays later, Jackson scored from the 11.

FSU finished the half with a 96-yard drive in 14 plays, Moore running the ball over from the 6. The Seminoles had been in a hole after Cincinnati faked a field-goal try from short range - the effort went awry.

When Johnson directed an 89-yard drive at the start of the second half, FSU had put together back-to-back drives totaling 185 yards. This one took just six plays, the big one a 57-yard run by Bennett. Lee scored from the 13.

Cincinnati got a field goal, and it was 56-10. Promptly FSU replied with a 63-yard drive on the heels of a Baker kickoff return of 37. Moore scored from the one.

A final FSU touchdown, on the first play of the last quarter, came as Pinckney broke up the middle for 36.

Cincinnati got a second field goal, then a second touchdown on hard-running tailback Terry Strong's 13-yard run with 1:25 left.

"The thing that pleased me most of all," said Bowden, "was that we went out there and took charge.

"You're afraid, in a game like this, you'll go out and play sloppy. A lot of teams have struggled this year against Cincinnati."

For the second straight game, the Seminoles had no turnovers.

"Oh, Lordy, that scares me!" said Bowden when advised of that fact.

"You go two or three games sometimes (without any turnovers), and then … Well, it's like a shank in golf!"

A half-dozen bowls had requested credentials to see Saturday's game, but the Gator Bowl canceled. For all except the Blockbuster, anyhow, an appearance was just a matter of courtesy.

For FSU, it was the 15th straight Homecoming victory under Bowden.

As for Cincinnati, it has had quite enough of Homecoming. This was its fifth straight as a Homecoming opponent, having lost its last four outings before the Old Grads of Louisville, Tulane, East Carolina and West Virginia.

Cincinnati has played the game well over 100 years, starting in 1885. Only one team ever scored more points on it than the Seminoles, and it was just one more. Houston did it in a 71-33 victory back in 1967.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CINCINNATI
0
7
3
11
21
FLORIDA STATE
28
21
14
7
70

1st   7- 0  Amp Lee, 11, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 12:20
     14- 0  Edgar Bennett, 5, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 7:48 
     21- 0  Lawrence Dawsey, 2, pass from Casey Weldon (Richie Andrews, kick), 5:50 
     28- 0  Terrell Buckley, 83, interception return (Richie Andrews, kick), 3:36 
2nd  28- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 14:56
     35- 7  Lawrence Dawsey, 24, pass from Casey Weldon (Richie Andrews, kick), 13:06
     42- 7  Sean Jackson, 13, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 12:07
     49- 7  Paul Moore, 6, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 2:16 
3rd  56- 7  Amp Lee, 13, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 11:59
     56-10  Opp, 26, field goal, 7:40 
     63-10  Paul Moore, 1, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 1:47 
4th  70-10  Maurice Pinckney, 36, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 14:51
     70-13  Opp, 21, field goal, 9:41 
     70-21  Opp, 13, run (pass), 1:25 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 31 24 Rushes-yards 42-351 43-210 Passing 237 249 Att-Comp-Int 22-16-0 33-17-2 Total Yards 64-588 76-459 Punt Returns 2-65 1-8 Kickoff Returns 4-116 6-99 Interception Ret. 2-96 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 1-42.0 3-38.3 Sacks By-Yds 1-7 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 7-1 Penalties-Yds 3-40 2-13 3rd Down Conversions 8-9 5-15 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-2 Time of Posession 26:52 33:08 Attendance 59,678 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Edgar Bennett 5- 73 Sean Jackson 9- 67 Amp Lee 5- 57 Maurice Pinckney 1- 36 Clyde Allen 5- 23 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 18 Kenny Felder 1- 14 Kevin Knox 1- 12 Felix Harris 4- 11 Jason Peirce 3- 7 Paul Moore 0- 0 Receiving Lawrence Dawsey 7- 141 Amp Lee 2- 30 Reggie Johnson 2- 16 Paul Moore 1- 15 Warren Hart 1- 13 Eric Turral 1- 8 Dave Roberts 1- 7 Edgar Bennett 1- 7 Passing Casey Weldon 20-14-0-217 Brad Johnson 2- 2-0- 20 Punt Return Terrell Buckley 2- 65 Kickoff Return Shannon Baker 4- 116 Punting John Wimberly 1- 42 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marvin Jones 4 5 9 . . 1- 13 . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 4 2 6 1.0- . . . . . . . . Bryce Abbott 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Terrell Buckley 5 . 5 . . 1- 83 . . . . . . Bill Ragans 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . James Chaney 2 2 4 1.0- . . . . . . . . Anthony Moss 2 2 4 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Errol McCorvey 2 2 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Willie Pauldo 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Troy Sanders 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . John Wyche 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . John Nance 1 1 2 1.0- . . . . . . . . John Davis 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 2 . 2 1.0- . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Deondri Clark 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Carl Simpson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Robert Williams 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Phillip King 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . David Bassett 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Shannon Baker . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
SE    1  Shannon Baker
QB   11  Casey Weldon
FB   22  Edgar Bennett
FL   29  Lawrence Dawsey
TB   42  Amp Lee
C    51  Robbie Baker
TG   60  Mike Morris
SG   65  Hayward Haynes
TT   67  Kevin Mancini
ST   73  Reggie Dixon
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    3  Leon Fowler
SS   15  Bill Ragans
WLB  23  Bryce Abbott
LCB  26  Errol McCorvey
RCB  27  Terrell Buckley
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
RT   62  Troy Sanders
LT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
OLB  89  Howard Dinkins
NG   96  James Chaney
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 5  Kenny Felder
 7  Eric Turral
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
12  Matt Frier
14  Brad Johnson
16  Richard Coes
18  John Davis
19  John Wimberly
20  Clyde Allen
21  Maurice Pinckney
24  Felix Harris
31  Lavon Brown
32  Paul Moore
36  Ken Alexander
37  Sean Jackson
38  David Bassett
41  Tommy Henry
43  Bill Mason
44  John Wyche
##  NAME
-----------------------------
48  Willie Pauldo
49  Jason Peirce
52  Robert Stevenson
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
58  Phillip King
61  Eric Gibbs
63  Jason Dillaberry
64  Jeff Deremer
71  Robert Williams
72  Steve Allen
75  Joe Ostaszewski
79  Gene Houpe
81  Kevin Knox
83  Dave Roberts
84  Warren Hart
90  Scottie McLaren
91  Deondri Clark
95  Carl Simpson

FLORIDA STATE 35, MEMPHIS STATE 3

11/17/1990, Orlando, Fl

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, November 18, 1990, page 35, by Bill McGrotha.

Half Life.
FSU coasts past Memphis State on a big Dawsey day.

ORLANDO, FL - One thing and another, Memphis State managed to stay ahead of Lawrence Dawsey. But it was close!

Florida State's whiz senior receiver ran up an even 200 yards here Saturday afternoon, only 23 less than the Tigers' total offense, as the Seminoles ran away early and won 35-3.

"This was one of those games, whatever you score, it is not enough to make an impression," summed up Coach Bobby Bowden.

Ah, but Dawsey made an impression that likely will endure in the memory of 55,190 sun-drenched witnesses.

He got 133 yards and two touchdowns out of eight receptions, plus 67 more on three reverses - including one ramble for 63. Moreover, two touchdowns were ruled invalid. On one, an official ruled he had gone out of bounds, then returned to make the end-zone catch (Dawsey thought otherwise), and the other was canceled by an illegal-receiver-downfield penalty.

"They're getting the ball to me the last couple of games," said Dawsey, "and I'm just going out and doing the best I can."

His best was dazzling when, in the early going, Memphis State dared try to cover him man-to-man. The Tigers adjusted to that, and to a lot of other things, in a standoff last half that saw each team score only a single field goal. At intermission FSU was up 32-0.

Bowden credited Memphis State for holding his high-scoring force in those last two quarters.

"We did cut our offense down big," he said, "but that was the only way to play them. They throw so much at you (on defense)."

When the Tigers blitzed in the first half, FSU romped.

"Then, in the second half, they stopped blitzing, and we didn't have anything to go after 'em with," said the coach.

"In the first half we felt like we knew what they were going to do. In the second half, we had no idea what they were going to do.

"We tried to score. They deserve the credit."

Memphis State did a good job of keeping FSU guessing down the stretch - laying back, mixing it up, blitzing seldom.

Another interesting thing Memphis State stopped doing in the last half was drawing penalties. It seemed to at least one FSU coach, however, that officials stopped calling 'em. In any event, Memphis State drew 83 penalty yards in the first half, only 5 in the last.

The game might have been tighter than the Seminoles wanted had not quarterback Keith Benton banged up an ankle and knee early. The Miami-reared junior left late in the first quarter, and did not return, after running four times for 83 yards.

On a game-opening series, Memphis State twice came to third-and-11 situations. Benton got 21 yards on a keeper the first time, and 62 on a keeper the second - skipping all the way to FSU's 3 before Bill Ragans bagged him.

Linebacker Kirk Carruthers led a stand, first throwing a runner for a loss of 2. Then, on a third-down play inside the 2, Larry Porter was separated from the ball by an unidentified lineman, and Carruthers jumped on it for FSU at the 4.

FSU worked out of the hole, punted. When Memphis State kicked back, Terrell Buckley was roughed after a fair-catch call, and FSU had opportunity from the foe 47.

Amp Lee and Dawsey took it from there, Dawsey catching two Casey Weldon passes, Lee scoring from the 3. (For the day, Lee got 67 yards out of a dozen runs.) A Richie Andrews point-after was blocked, leaving it 6-0.

Soon came an Errol McCorvey interception off Benton - the fifth and last pass by the quarterback, who completed none. Under heavy pressure as he threw, Benton was hurt as he was hit and left the game for good.

Memphis State defenders gave little, and Andrews kicked a 45-yard field goal for 9-0 shortly before the quarter ended.

A John Wyche sack of Gary Bouldin (successor to Benton) helped pave the way for more good field position for FSU. From the FSU 40, Weldon needed just three plays, Dawsey got 19 on a pass, fullback Edgar Bennett got 32 and a touchdown on a pass in the teeth of a blitz.

Again FSU moved from its 40. Four plays did it, the last a 45-yard bomb to Dawsey that raised the score to 23-0.

On its next turn with the ball, FSU went 63 yards in five plays, a Weldon keeper and late-hit penalty accounting for a fair share. Weldon cashed it in with a 17-yard scoring strike to Dawsey. A missed extra point left it 29-0.

Not a soul present would have bet that touchdown, with 5:50 left in the first half, would be FSU's last for the day.

After the Tigers' Joe Allison failed on a 51-yard try for a field goal, the Seminoles drove again, helped notably by Eric Turral's 23-yard ramble on a reverse. Soon followed a roughing-the-passer penalty.

Dawsey seemed to have a touchdown on a 4-yard play, but an official said he had previously gone out of bounds. "I don't think I went out," said Dawsey, "but we really won't know until we look at the films."

Andrews followed with a field goal from 21-yard range on the half's last play.

The third quarter started bumpily for FSU - a penalty on the kickoff return, then an interception of Weldon by the Tigers' David Garaffa, at the FSU 19.

Repulsed by Anthony Moss-led defenders, Memphis settled for a 47-yard Allison field goal. On third down, Moss had sacked Bouldin at the 30.

Stopped on the following series, FSU lined up for a punt, but John Wimberly was obliged to chase down a too-high snap, and Memphis got a shot from FSU's 12.

In the dressing room later, Bowden steamed over what he called a "loused-up kicking game," citing that errant punt attempt as well as two futile extra-point attempts.

Nothing came of the high-snap opportunity, however. Four downs from the 12 left the Tigers at the 5.

FSU came alive on Dawsey's startling reverse from the 18 - all the way to the Memphis 19. But a touchdown strike to Dawsey was erased on an illegal-receiver count. Andrews kicked his third field goal, making it 35-3 with plenty of time to go in the quarter.

But the rest was pretty much of a punting standoff, with one Scottie McLaren effort downed by Willie Pauldo at the Memphis one. Later, McLaren had a 54-yard boot.

Memphis State coach Chuck Stobart praised FSU receivers, including the backs. "They catch like (wide) receivers," he said. His reference was primarily to Bennett, who got 65 yards out of two grabs, and Lee (two for 37).

Weldon hit 14 of his 24 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns. "Having a guy like Dawsey is a real plus," said the Tallahassee junior. "When a quarterback knows he just needs to wing it, and his receiver has a chance to catch it - that gives me a lot of confidence."

Florida State is by far the best team his Tigers have played this year, said Stobart.

"I think the turnover on the first drive of the game was a big factor - that drive and the one after the botched punt by Florida State are the two when we should have scored."

With an open date this week, the Seminoles gird for their Dec. 1 home date with Florida.

"Great defense - great secondary, great defensive line," said Dawsey of Florida. "Best team we play all year."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MEMPHIS STATE
0
0
3
0
3
FLORIDA STATE
9
23
3
0
35

1st   6- 0  Amp Lee, 3, run (Richie Andrews, kick blocked), 3:31 
      9- 0  Richie Andrews, 45, field goal, 1:21 
2nd  16- 0  Edgar Bennett, 32, pass from Casey Weldon (Richie Andrews, kick), 14:14
     23- 0  Lawrence Dawsey, 45, pass from Casey Weldon (Richie Andrews, kick), 10:05
     29- 0  Lawrence Dawsey, 17, pass from Casey Weldon (Richie Andrews, kick failed), 5:50 
     29- 0  Opp, 51, field goal failed, 2:05 
     32- 0  Richie Andrews, 21, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  32- 3  Opp, 47, field goal, 12:41
     35- 3  Richie Andrews, 41, field goal, 5:49 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 11 Rushes-yards 40-229 42-132 Passing 252 91 Att-Comp-Int 27-15-1 26-10-1 Total Yards 67-481 68-223 Punt Returns 1--8 2-14 Kickoff Returns 2-34 4-63 Interception Ret. 1-6 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 6-32.7 8-40.4 Sacks By-Yds 3-27 1-8 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 6-36 10-88 3rd Down Conversions 3-11 4-17 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-2 Time of Posession 27:31 32:29 Attendance 55,190 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Amp Lee 12- 67 Lawrence Dawsey 3- 67 Sean Jackson 7- 43 Eric Turral 1- 23 Edgar Bennett 7- 14 Shannon Baker 1- 12 Casey Weldon 6- 7 Paul Moore 2- -1 Brad Johnson 1- -3 Receiving Lawrence Dawsey 8- 133 Edgar Bennett 2- 65 Amp Lee 2- 37 Shannon Baker 1- 14 Sean Jackson 1- 3 Paul Moore 1- 0 Passing Casey Weldon 24-14-1-252 Brad Johnson 3- 1-0- 0 Punt Return Terrell Buckley 1- -8 Kickoff Return Shannon Baker 2- 34 Punting Scottie McLaren 4- 174 John Wimberly 1- 43 Team 1- -21 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kirk Carruthers 3 4 7 . . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Marvin Jones 3 3 6 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . John Davis 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . John Wyche 3 2 5 2.0- 12.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Bryce Abbott 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . James Chaney 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Corian Freeman 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Henry 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Carl Simpson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Lavon Brown 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . John Nance 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Willie Pauldo 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Mack Knight . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Bill Ragans 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer 1 . 1 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Troy Sanders . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Joe Ostaszewski 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Moss 1 . 1 1.0- 10.0 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . Kevin Knox 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Keen 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Errol McCorvey . . . . . 1- 6 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
SE    1  Shannon Baker
QB   11  Casey Weldon
FB   22  Edgar Bennett
FLK  29  Lawrence Dawsey
TB   42  Amp Lee
C    51  Robbie Baker
FG   60  Mike Morris
SG   65  Hayward Haynes
TT   67  Kevin Mancini
ST   73  Reggie Dixon
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    3  Leon Fowler
SS   15  Bill Ragans
LCB  26  Errol McCorvey
RCB  27  Terrell Buckley
WLB  45  Kirk Carruthers
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
RT   62  Troy Sanders
LT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
OLB  89  Howard Dinkins
NG   96  James Chaney
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 7  Eric Turral
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
12  Matt Frier
13  Mack Knight
14  Brad Johnson
16  Richard Coes
18  John Davis
19  John Wimberly
23  Bryce Abbott
30  Chris Keen
31  Lavon Brown
32  Paul Moore
36  Ken Alexander
37  Sean Jackson
41  Tommy Henry
44  John Wyche
##  NAME
-----------------------------
48  Willie Pauldo
52  Robert Stevenson
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
61  Eric Gibbs
63  Jason Dillaberry
64  Jeff Deremer
68  John Flath
75  Joe Ostaszewski
79  Gene Houpe
81  Kevin Knox
83  Dave Roberts
90  Scottie McLaren
91  Deondri Clark
94  Toddrick McIntosh
95  Carl Simpson

FLORIDA STATE 45, FLORIDA 30

12/01/1990, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, December 2, 1990, page 37, by Bill McGrotha.

Mighty Casey.
Weldon's home runs burn Florida.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Proud Florida came to town leading the Southeastern Conference in total offense, in passing offense, in rushing defense, in scoring offense, in first downs per game.

It left town early Sunday morning leading the SEC in still another category.

Losses to Florida State over the last four years.

The score was 45-30 as a Bobby Bowden team beat an SEC team for the ninth time in the last 10 attempts, including Florida for the fourth straight year.

A record Campbell Stadium crowd of 63,190 on a pleasant Saturday night saw FSU strike for an early 10-0 lead, and go on from there.

Shortly after Bernie Sliger, the retiring FSU president, took over for the horseman Osceola and slammed the spear into the Campbell Stadium turf, Florida kicked off to the Seminoles after winning the coin toss.

On first down from the 20, Amp Lee slipped up the middle for 4 yards.

Then on second down, Casey Weldon moved to his left, and threw long to Lawrence Dawsey, who caught the pass behind defender Richard Fain and sped on for a touchdown on a 76-yard play.

Moments later, on Florida's first play from scrimmage, Willie McClendon fumbled as Bill Ragans tackled him, and Howard Dinkins got the ball for FSU at Florida's 23.

A run got little. Two passes missed, as Jimmy Spencer well-defended what likely would have been a touchdown strike to Shannon Baker near the goal. On fourth down Richie Andrews was true on a 47-yard field-goal try, for 10-0.

Starting from the Florida 19, Shane Matthews hit two big third-down passes to take the visitors past midfield.

From the 14, on the first strike, Matthews hit Ernie Mills with a 17-yarder. A bit later, on third down, he found Mills with a 16-yarder at FSU's 48.

Still another third-down play saw Matthews hit Eric Rhett over the middle for 17 yards at the 29.

But FSU stopped two runs short, and a pass fell harmlessly to the ground. From the 25, Arden Czyzewski kicked a 41-yard field goal that trimmed the score to 10-3.

On the series, Tony Rowell, one of Florida's key offensive linemen, was helped off the field with a knee injury that seemed severe.

After Eric Turral got 20 yards to the 32 on the kickoff return, FSU came up inches short of a first down. Lining up to go for it, the Seminoles went into a dougle-tight-end shift that had the desired effect of causing Florida to jump offside. After the first down, Dawsey caught a short pass, then Amp Lee cut outside on a run for 14 to the 33.

Three plays later Weldon completed an 18-yard pass to Matt Frier at the 17. Soon Edgar Bennett got 14 to the 4 on a pass.

But linebacker Ephesians Bartley caught Lee for a 4-yard loss as he tried to move wide. On third down, however, Weldon threw to Lee for a touchdown on an 8-yard play, and it became 17-3.

As Rhett ran for 11, then 7, Florida worked the ball to its 46.

An 18-yard catch by big tight end Kirk Kirkpatrick gained FSU's 36, and then it was Mills collaring a 19-yard shot to the 16. Rhett got to the 9 on a short throw as the quarter ended.

Matthews seemed to pass to Mills for a touchdown on the following play, but it was rubbed out by a delay penalty against Florida.

Whereupon, Matthews tripped and lost 6 - after which John Wyche intercepted him at the eight.

A Dawsey reception keyed a movement out of the hole, up to the 35.

On third down, Weldon uncorked a bomb that Shannon Baker, on a dead run at the Florida 5, could not hold onto - the ball seemed perfectly placed in his hands.

The game's first punt followed, a solid one by Scottie McLaren to Florida's 22. On Terence Barber's 13-yard reception, Florida started to move over midfield again.

At the FSU 46, Wyche led a defensive stand. First he broke up a pass. Then he tore through to strike down Rhett for a loss of 2 on third down.

The Seminoles found themselves in another hole, however, as a punt left them at their 12.

A procedure penalty, coupled with a stout Florida defense, stymied the effort.

From the 14, McLaren's poor punt netted a mere 24 yards, to the FSU 38.

On second down, finding no one open, Matthews scrambled for 17 to the 21. Next play, a pass to Barber, got 17 more, to the 4.

With 5:12 left in the half, Matthews sneaked over from the 1 for Florida's first touchdown.

A 17-yard gain on Weldon's pass to Bennett attained midfield.

Lee sliced wide to the Florida 40.

Two plays later, Lee took a Weldon pass over the middle and picked his way 29 yards to the 7.

After a procedure penalty cost 5, Lee ran for 8. Weldon threw toward Reggie Johnson, who likely would have caught the pass for a touchdown, but he was tripped by Will White, bringing a penalty and first down at the 2.

Bennett smashed over for a touchdown that made it 24-10 with 1:11 showing until halftime.

After a mishandled kickoff, Florida started at its 6, but quickly reached its 35 on a McClendon run for 11 and a pass to Mills.

A Matthews scramble got 9, but two plays later the quarterback was sacked by Todd McIntosh at the 39.

Just 15 seconds remained. Time enough for a pass-interference call on FSU at its 49, another ack (by Carl Simpson) and a final futile throw by Matthews.

At this point FSU led in yardage, 251 to 232, with Weldon getting 186 on nine completions of 19 passes, and Matthews 168 on 13-of-21 statistics. Lee had caught four for 49, ran nine more times for 42, while Florida's Mills had 69 yards on four catches.

FSU checked Florida's initial last-half effort, following a start at the Florida 31. Three plays netted just four yards. A 30-yard punt gave FSU the ball at its 33.

Frier made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch of a Weldon pass for 50 yards, down to Florida's 17.

A Lee run and a face-mask call got FSU to the 2. A couple of whacks from there, and Bennett got the touchdown to put FSU up 31-10 with 25 playing minutes still remaining.

From its 20, Florida moved to midfield, helped along by a downfield pass-interference flag on FSU.

Three plays later it ended with Kirk Carruthers' interception of a Matthews toss, at the 26.

Successive runs by Lee got 9, 11 and 16 down to the Florida 38.

Whereupon, Florida zeroed in on the Chipley sophomore, stopping his fourth and fifth straight carries.

At this point Weldon, apparently nursing a cramp in his hand, was relieved at quarterback by Brad Johnson.

On fourth down at the 31, Andrews tried another 47-yard field goal, missing on this one.

On the reverse, Barber got seven - and Florida 15 more, to its 47, as the runner got hit out of bounds.

Next play saw Matthews connect with Mills for 28 yards, then get five more on a face-mask penalty.

As FSU jumped offsides, Matthews threw another one to Mills for a touchdown on a 14-yard play.

But Ragans ripped through to block a Czyzewski point-after try, leaving it 31-16 with 4:03 left in the quarter.

Turral got 28 yards out of the kickoff return, to the 36. With Weldon back in at quarterback, Lee got the ball on first down, spinning away from defenders on a stunning 36-yard run to the Florida 28.

Dawsey dug to the 16 with a pass.

Then again the ball to Lee, and the tailback cutting and spinning on a 16-yard scoring run. As the scoreboard showed 38-16 Lee had totaled 138 yards in 18 efforts against one of the nation's best defenses.

Still Florida moved the ball, but no further than its 48 before punting to the 20.

A Huey Richardson sack of Weldon helped hold the Seminoles, and Florida started anew after a punt to its 43 early in the last quarter.

A 35-yard pass to McClendon reached FSU's 22, and Mills soon caught a Matthews toss at the 6. Two plays more and the quarterback sneaked over for the TD from the 1, then threw to Kirkpatrick for a 2-point pass that cut the score to 38-24.

The score wasn't cut long. On a first play, Weldon threw long to Dawsey, who finally got pulled down after a 31-yard leap to Florida's 2. Lee scored from there, and it was 45-24.

The Gators scored a late TD on another Matthews pass, but failed to make the 2-point conversion, making the score 45-30.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA
3
7
6
14
30
FLORIDA STATE
17
7
14
7
45

1st   7- 0  Lawrence Dawsey, 76, pass from Casey Weldon (Richie Andrews, kick), 14:03
     10- 0  Richie Andrews, 47, field goal, 12:57
     10- 3  Opp, 41, field goal, 8:35 
     17- 3  Amp Lee, 8, pass from Casey Weldon (Richie Andrews, kick), 2:36 
2nd  17-10  Opp, 1, run (kick), 5:12 
     24-10  Edgar Bennett, 2, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 1:11 
3rd  31-10  Edgar Bennett, 2, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 10:59
     31-10  Richie Andrews, 47, field goal failed, 4:48 
     31-16  Opp, 14, pass (kick blocked by Bill Ragans), 4:03 
     38-16  Amp Lee, 16, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 3:08 
4th  38-24  Opp, 1, run (pass), 12:38
     45-24  Amp Lee, 2, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 11:56
     45-30  Opp, 9, pass (pass failed), 8:50 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 31 Rushes-yards 39-156 40-133 Passing 331 351 Att-Comp-Int 24-14-0 49-29-2 Total Yards 63-487 89-484 Punt Returns 0-0 1-2 Kickoff Returns 6-123 5-106 Interception Ret. 2-6 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 5-35.0 3-33.0 Sacks By-Yds 5-44 1-11 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 11-93 12-70 3rd Down Conversions 2-11 8-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 30:20 29:40 Attendance 63,190 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Amp Lee 26- 147 Edgar Bennett 6- 15 Paul Moore 1- 3 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 3 Casey Weldon 5- -12 Receiving Lawrence Dawsey 4- 172 Matt Frier 2- 68 Amp Lee 3- 43 Edgar Bennett 2- 30 Paul Moore 2- 12 Reggie Johnson 1- 6 Passing Casey Weldon 23-13-0-325 Brad Johnson 1- 1-0- 6 Kickoff Return Eric Turral 4- 83 Shannon Baker 1- 21 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 19 Punting Scottie McLaren 5- 175 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marvin Jones 12 6 18 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Kirk Carruthers 5 5 10 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . John Wyche 4 1 5 1.0- . 1- 6 1 . . . . . Howard Dinkins 3 2 5 . . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Bill Ragans 3 1 4 1.0- 14.0 1.0- 14.0 . 1 . . . 1 . Leon Fowler 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Errol McCorvey 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 2 . 2 1.0- 11.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Tommy Henry 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . James Chaney 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Terrell Buckley 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Anthony Moss 2 . 2 2.0- 17.0 2.0- 17.0 . . . . . . . Keith Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . John Davis 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Carl Simpson . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Bryce Abbott 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sterling Palmer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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SE    1  Shannon Baker
QB   11  Casey Weldon
FB   22  Edgar Bennett
FLK  29  Lawrence Dawsey
TB   42  Amp Lee
C    51  Robbie Baker
TG   60  Mike Morris
SG   65  Hayward Haynes
TT   67  Kevin Mancini
ST   73  Reggie Dixon
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    3  Leon Fowler
SS   15  Bill Ragans
LCB  26  Errol McCorvey
RCB  27  Terrell Buckley
WLB  45  Kirk Carruthers
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
RT   62  Troy Sanders
LT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
OLB  89  Howard Dinkins
NG   96  James Chaney
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 7  Eric Turral
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
12  Matt Frier
14  Brad Johnson
16  Richard Coes
18  John Davis
23  Bryce Abbott
32  Paul Moore
36  Ken Alexander
37  Sean Jackson
41  Tommy Henry
44  John Wyche
46  Keith Jones
##  NAME
-----------------------------
52  Robert Stevenson
56  Sterling Palmer
61  Eric Gibbs
63  Jason Dillaberry
64  Jeff Deremer
68  John Flath
75  Joe Ostaszewski
81  Kevin Knox
83  Dave Roberts
90  Scottie McLaren
91  Deondri Clark
94  Toddrick McIntosh
95  Carl Simpson

FLORIDA STATE 24, PENN STATE 17

12/28/1990, Blockbuster Bowl, Miami, Fl

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From the Tallahassee Democrat, December 29, 1990, page 27, by Bill McGrotha.

Amplified.
Early Lee and late 'D' win for FSU

MIAMI, FL - A team billed as "Bobby's Blockbuster Babies" may have moved past the diaper stage at Joe Robbie Stadium on Friday night.

With a magnificent defensive effort, the young Seminoles held off a strong Penn State counterattack and prevailed 24-17 in the inaugural Blockbuster Bowl.

With only five senior starters, the Seminoles made a strong case for nominal growth as they repeatedly repulsed Penn State's frantic efforts.

"They're an awfully good football team," said Penn State's Joe Paterno. "It was a clean, tough game."

Bobby Bowden said he didn't think his team had played anybody better than Penn State all season. "I've never enjoyed a bowl as much as this one because of the association. When you've beaten Joe, you've accomplished something."

The Seminoles had a 14-point lead when Tom Bill, a backup quarterback, came in to throw a 37-yard touchdown pas to Terry Smith with 6:27 left.

From that point until the end, it was tension time for the crowd of 74,201. Penn State got the ball twice more, but made nothing of it.

Thus the Seminoles finished the season 10-2, winning 10 or more for the fourth straight season - and vaulting among the nation's top five, surely, for the fourth straight season.

And for Bobby Bowden, it was career victory No. 205, in his silver-anniversary season of coaching he fattened his all-time high percentage in bowl victories. FSU has not been beaten in a bowl since the 1980 season.

Sophomore tailback Amp See (named the game's MVP) ran 21 times for 86 yards, caught five passes for 32 yards and scored two touchdowns. Lawrence Dawsey caught eight passes for 107 yards, and Casey Weldon completed 22 of 36 passes for 248 yards as the Seminoles cranked up for an early 10-0 lead.

But Penn State, winner of nine straight going in, proved as stubborn as billed.

FSU started the game in a hole, at its 17 following the kickoff. Penn State had won the coin toss and chose to defer its option.

But on second down, Weldon hit tight end Reggie Johnson with a 29-yard pass to the 50. A third-down flag for pass interference helped FSU to the 32.

A Weldon keeper gained 9, but the Seminoles came up 2 yards short after Dawsey dropped a pass. On fourth down, Richie Andrews' 41-yard field goal provided a 3-0 lead.

Penn State came out throwing, but a dropped pass and a fumble that lost 3 yards brought a Doug Helkowski punt. He shanked it and it was fielded by Terrell Buckley, who seemed to make a disastrous move as he retreated 17 yards for running room.

But somehow the sophomore got loose, speeding 39 yards down the sideline to the Penn State 15. Weldon's 13-yard run set up Lee's 1-yard scoring run to make it 10-0.

After a Nittany Lions drive failed largely due to two procedure penalties, Penn State finally got moving. Quarterback Tony Sacca's first completion got 20 to Penn State's 40, with David Daniels on the receiving end.

Two plays later, Daniels - who had earlier dropped two passes - scored on an odd 56-yard pass play. The pass was intended for tight end Al Golden, who appeared to tip the ball. Danield was close by to catch it, and no defender stood between him and the goal.

The Seminoles, however, responded quickly. From the 30 after the kickoff, Edgar Bennett pulled in a pass for 17. Dawsey grabbed another at the Penn State 44 on the first quarter's last play.

Catching Penn State in a blitz, Weldon's quick pass to Dawsey turned into a 29-yard gain to the 12. Lee capped the drive from the 7 by going off the right side for a touchdown that put FSU back up by 10, 17-7.

Howard Dinkins ended Penn State's next drive. The junior outside linebacker leaped at the FSU 31 for his first interception ever.

The big play was wasted when Penn State's Darren Perry matched it by stealing a Weldon pass and returning 19 yards to the FSU 46.

Sacca, known as a strong runner for a big man, went 19 yards with a keeper to the 20. Another Sacca run produced a first down at the 9. Good FSU pass defense, sandwiched around a run to the 5, brought Penn State to fourth down.

But Tommy Henry tore through to block the field-goal attempt, and Kirk Carruthers tackled the holder at the 14 as he tried to run with it. (Editor's note: The official game stats said that Anthony Moss blocked the field goal attempt.)

Paul Moore's 12-yard run on third down got FSU out of the hole. Then Lee took a screen for 27 to Penn State's 48. Likely, the play would have brought a touchdown, save for a last-gasp tackle by linebacker Matt Baggett.

Naught came of it - until Scottie McLaren punted.

Terry Smith fielded the ball at his 10, hesitated a bit, throwing onrushing defenders off stride, then sprinted up the middle to the 50. Had not McLaren grabbed him by the ankle, it would have been a touchdown. But many thought it should have been no play at all, Smith's knee appearing to touch the ground as he fielded the ball.

A 26-yard pass to Daniels backed FSU to its 18. But holding cost Penn State 10, and Leon Fowler intercepted a Sacca shot at the 25.

The Seminoles took that 17-7 lead into the locker room at the half.

At this halfway point, FSU led in yardage 243 to 200. Lee on 13 runs, had gained 56 of the 107 rushing yards, and Weldon had struck on 12 of 19 passes for 1237. Penn State had netted just 79 yards on 16 runs, while Sacca had passed for 121 while completing a mere five of 13.

Florida State had controlled the ball, 18:22 to 11:38 on the clock.

It was a clock moving mighty slow, with the third quarter finally starting after a 30-minute halftime. FSU started it with big senior guard Hayward Haynes having played his last for the Seminoles. He left earlier, not to return, with a severe ankle injury.

Run's after the kickoff, led the Nittany Lions from their 22 to 38. But a Bill Ragans sack of Sacca forced a punt, to FSU's 34.

Lee struck for 13 on a run, but when Weldon went deep toward Dawsey with a pass, cornerback Leonard Humphries intercepted at the Penn State 18.

Three Sacca completions, one to Tisen Thomas for 14, gained 48. Fifteen yards on a pass to Smith, plus a face-mask call, reached FSU's 36. After which, Daniels caught one at the 15.

But two incompletions, sandwiched around a no-gain fumble, brought it to fourth down. Craig Fayek's 32-yard field goal cut it to 17-10.

As they had earlier when Penn State mounted a scoreboard challenge, the Seminoles rushed back to score. Matt Frier returned a short kickoff 10 yards to FSU's 43.

Dawsey got 22 on a pass to the Lions' 32. Two plays later, Bennett caught one for 25 at the 5. Two more plays, and Weldon scored on a bootleg right to make it 24-10.

As the last quarter started, FSU again had the ball at its 24 following a 22-yard punt.

Penn State's stout defense checked FSU there, and when Wimberly punted, he got heavy rush and barely got off a boot. It trickled 15 yards, and Penn State had a shot from FSU's 40.

Two runs got but 4, and Dinkins sacked Sacca at the 40. Helkowski's punt left FSU at its 9.

Pretty well content now to run off some time, FSU did just that after a pass to Dawsey at the 23 got it out of the hole.

With about 7:30 remaining, McLaren punted to the Penn State 38. The Nittany Lions decided to try a new quarterback, Bill, and right away he threw to Daniels for 22 at FSU's 40.

Two plays later, Smith made a dazzling catch of a Bill bomb, and it was a touchdown on a 37-yard play. With 6:27 left, the score was 24-17.

FSU didn't play it conservatively, Weldon passing 17 yards on first down to Dawsey at the FSU 42. On the next play, Shannon Baker caught one for 17 more, at the Penn State 41.

After three more passes missed, McLaren's punt rolled into the end zone.

The clock showed 4:56 as Penn State started from its 20.

On first down, Smith pulled in a 25-yard Bill pass at the 45.

Later it came to fourth-and-six at the 45, with a punt leaving FSU at its 11 with 3:53 to go.

A quick pass over the middle was too hot for Johnson to handle. Delay then cost FSU 5 yards. Lee got just 2 on a run. A pass missed.

With 3:17 to go, McLaren's punt was short, and Thomas returned it 11 to the FSU 31. Again his knee seemed almost on the ground as he fielded it.

Two passes failed. On a quarterback draw, Bill got 2 as he had to go outside.

On fourth down, John Davis intercepted at the 1.

FSU ran out the clock on the game, and another sparkling season.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
PENN STATE
7
0
3
7
17
FLORIDA STATE
10
7
7
0
24

1st   3- 0  Richie Andrews, 41, field goal, 10:47
     10- 0  Amp Lee, 1, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 8:20 
     10- 7  Opp, 56, pass (kick), 1:13 
2nd  17- 7  Amp Lee, 7, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 13:28
     17- 7  Opp, 22, field goal blocked by Anthony Moss, 7:41 
3rd  17-10  Opp, 32, field goal, 7:32 
     24-10  Casey Weldon, 5, run (Richie Andrews, kick), 3:51 
4th  24-17  Opp, 37, pass (kick), 6:27 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 17 Rushes-yards 39-152 31-122 Passing 248 278 Att-Comp-Int 36-22-2 32-15-3 Total Yards 75-400 63-400 Punt Returns 2-43 4-72 Kickoff Returns 4-63 2-40 Interception Ret. 3-2 2-19 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 7-37.6 6-36.3 Sacks By-Yds 2-8 1-5 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0 Penalties-Yds 4-35 6-46 3rd Down Conversions 6-16 2-11 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 33:47 26:13 Attendance 74,021 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Amp Lee 21- 86 Edgar Bennett 9- 30 Casey Weldon 6- 22 Paul Moore 1- 12 Sean Jackson 1- 2 Lawrence Dawsey 1- 0 Receiving Lawrence Dawsey 8- 107 Passing Casey Weldon 36-22-2-248 Punt Return Terrell Buckley 2- 43 Kickoff Return Shannon Baker 2- 32 Eric Turral 1- 21 Matt Frier 1- 10 Punting Scottie McLaren 4- 146 John Wimberly 3- 117 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kirk Carruthers 6 1 7 . . . . . . . . . Howard Dinkins 6 . 6 4.0- 1.0- 1- 0 1 . . . . . Bill Ragans 5 . 5 4.0- 1.0- . . . . . . . Tommy Henry 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Marvin Jones 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Henry Ostaszewski 4 1 5 3.0- . . . . . . . . Corian Freeman 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . John Davis 3 . 3 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . John Wyche 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . John Nance 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Moss 1 1 2 . . . . . . . 1 . Bryce Abbott 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Terrell Buckley 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Leon Fowler 1 . 1 . . 1- 2 1 . . . . . Richard Coes 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . David Stallworth 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Troy Sanders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Joe Ostaszewski 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Scottie McLaren 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . James Chaney 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Freeman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   11  Casey Weldon
SE   12  Matt Frier
FB   22  Edgar Bennett
FL   29  Lawrence Dawsey
TB   42  Amp Lee
C    51  Robbie Baker
ST   52  Robert Stevenson
TG   60  Mike Morris
SG   65  Hayward Haynes
TT   67  Kevin Mancini
TE   80  Reggie Johnson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    3  Leon Fowler
LCB  26  Errol McCorvey
RCB  27  Terrell Buckley
SS   44  John Wyche
WLB  45  Kirk Carruthers
SLB  55  Marvin Jones
RT   62  Troy Sanders
LT   74  Henry Ostaszewski
OLB  89  Howard Dinkins
NG   96  James Chaney
OLB  99  Anthony Moss
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Shannon Baker
 6  Grady Ross
 7  Eric Turral
 9  Richie Andrews
10  Corian Freeman
15  Bill Ragans
16  Richard Coes
18  John Davis
19  John Wimberly
23  Bryce Abbott
28  Corey Fuller
30  Chris Keen
31  Lavon Brown
32  Paul Moore
36  Ken Alexander
37  Sean Jackson
38  David Bassett
39  Ed Clark
40  David Stallworth
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Tommy Henry
46  Keith Jones
48  Willie Pauldo
56  Sterling Palmer
57  John Nance
58  Phillip King
72  Steve Allen
73  Reggie Dixon
75  Joe Ostaszewski
79  Gene Houpe
81  Kevin Knox
82  Brad Lundstrom
83  Dave Roberts
85  Lonnie Johnson
86  Marvin Ferrell
90  Scottie McLaren
94  Toddrick McIntosh
95  Carl Simpson
97  Reggie Freeman