Florida State Football - 1993 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1993 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
Jimmy Heggins, Offensive Line
Bill Ragans, Graduate Assistant, Defensive Backs
Mark Richt, Quarterbacks
Mark Salva, Graduate Assistant, Offensive Line
Brad Scott, Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line
Billy Sexton, Running Backs
Dave Van Halanger, Strength and Conditioning

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1993 FSU Football Media Guide

Charlie Ward

1993 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Chad Bates, 6-4, 270, OL, Columbia, SC - Named to Super Prep's All-America team...a member of Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team...considered the fourth best player in South Carolina...garnered first team All-East honors from Big East/ACC Recruiting Magazine...rated the nation's third best offensive guard by Max Emfinger...led his team to the semifinals of the state Big 16 playoffs...earned honorable mention USA Today All-America honors...had 10 pancake blocks, 19 knockdown blocks and graded out at 82 percent for the season.

Scott Bentley, 6-1, 175, KS, Aurora, CO - The top high school kicker in the nation...a two time Parade All-American...named to the USA Today All-America team...a member of Super Prep's All-America squad...made Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team...the eighth best player in the Midlands region according to Super Prep...the country's best kicker, said Tom Lemming and Max Emfinger...as a senior, split the uprights on 11 of 13 field goal tries inside 50 yards...nailed all 40 extra point attempts...connected on seven field goals of 50 yards or more...made game winning kicks from 57 and 58 yards...in his career, made 35 of 50 field goals with most misses coming from over 50 yards.

Peter Boulware, 6-5, 230, OLB, Columbia, SC - Considered one of the top 20 players in South Carolina by Super Prep...picked to the Atlanta Constitution's team of America's top 50 players...listed in the Dallas Morning News' top 100 players...named to the All-East team by Big East/ACC Recruiting Magazine...a member of Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team...earned all-state honors...rated the nation's 10th best outside linebacker by Tom Lemming...tallied 132 tackles and 14 sacks his senior season...also blocked two punts.

Gideon Brown, 6-3, 276, OL, Summerville, SC - Earned Super Prep All-America status...rated one of the top 10 players in the state by Super Prep...achieved first team 4A all-state honors...rated the seventh best center in the nation by Tom Lemming...received honorable mention All-America status from USA Today...consideredthe fifth best prospect in his state by Alex Komins of Big East/ACC Recruiting Service...as a senior, had an average blocking grade of 83 percent...tallied 38 knockdown blocks...one of four FSU signees from South Carolina in 1993.

Thad Busby, 6-3, 200, QB, Pace - The Gatorade player of the year for the state of Florida...earned Parade Magazine All-America honors...considered the number one quarterback in the South by Southern Recruiting...a member of USA Today's second team All-America squad...first team all-state selection...selected to Super Prep's All-America team...Super Prep also called him the second best player in Florida...Class 3A player of the year...runner-up for Florida's Mr. Football award...completed 114 of 134 passes for 1,573 yards and 15 touchdowns in a run oriented offense...threw only four interceptions...led Pace to the semifinals of the 3A state championship...in his career, passed for 4,355 yards and 31 touchdowns...quarterbacked Florida to a 21-7 victory in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game...threw two touchdown passes, including a 92 yarder...completed 9 of 15 passes for 249 yards in the game.

Daryl Bush, 6-3, 218, ILB, Altamonte Springs - Dominant linebacker who was a first team USA Today All-American...selected the Orlando Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Year...rated the best linebacker in the country by Super Prep...a member of Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team...considered the second best linebacker in the country by Blue Chip Illustrated...a Super Senior...garnered Orlando Sentinel All-South and Super 24 honors...a first team Class 5A selection...as a senior, made 179 tackles, including 29 for loss and eight sacks...led Florida with six tackles, four solo, in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game.

Byron Capers, 6-1, 210, S, Marietta, GA - Considered one of the best defensive backs in the country by Super Prep...a member of USA Today's second team All-America squad...among Max Emfinger's top 60 players in the nation...one of the top 10 players on Super Prep's all-Dixie team...a Blue Chip Magazine All-American...ranked among Tom Lemming's top 20 cornerbacks...earned first team all-state honors...totalled 117 tackles as a senior...as a running back, earned 1,305 yards on 147 carries...represented FSU on the Georgia side in the Florida Georgia All-Star Game...returned four punts for 22 yards.

James Colzie, 5-10, 160, CB, Miami - Garnered second team 5A all-state honors...an all-Dade County selection...rated the third best defensive back in the Southeast by Blue Chip Illustrated...one of the top 50 players in the state of Florida, according to SuperPrep...set a record with 25 interceptions in his career...registered 37 solo tackles as a senior...comes from an athletic bloodline as his uncle is former Ohio State and Oakland Raiders star Neal Colzie.

Andre Cooper, 6-3, 170, WR, Jacksonville - The best receiver to come out of Florida since Anthony Carter...a first team All-American by Parade and USA Today named the Florida Player of the Year by USA Today...SuperPrep's Dixie offensive player of the year...a first team 5A all-state selection...picked to the Orlando Sentinel's Super 24 and All-South squads...tabbed a SuperPrep All-American...rated one of the top three wide receivers in the nation considered one of the top three players in Florida...the number one receiver on Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team...as a senior, snared 67 passes for 1,060 yards and 12 touchdowns...averaged almost 20 yards per punt return...totalled 105 receptions for 1,861 yards and 20 touchdowns in his career...also an all-state basketball player who was a runner-up for Florida's Mr. Basketball Award in 1993 while leading his team to the state final...caught five passes for 68 yards in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game.

Sam Cowart, 6-3, 215, ILB, Jacksonville - Named Jacksonville's Defensive Player of the Year by the Florida Times-Union...a Super Prep All-American and USA Today honorable mention All-American...rated the 18th best player in Florida...considered one of the top linebackers in the Southeast by Blue Chip Illustrated...a first team Class 4A all-state choice...led his team to a district title...registered 149 tackles, including 14 for loss...also had three sacks, two pass knockdowns and three fumble recoveries.

Warrick Dunn, 5-9, 165, RB, Baton Rouge, LA - Versatile athlete who played quarterback, running back and cornerback in high school...earned USA Today honorable mention All-America honors...considered one of the top 10 players in Louisiana by Super Prep...Orlando Sentinel all-South honorable mention choice...named to the all-state team...as a senior, played quarterback and rushed for 1,189 yards...averaged 10.5 yards per carry...also threw for 487 yards...scored 17 touchdowns and accumulated 2,293 total yards.

E.G. Green, 6-1, 190, WR, Fort Walton Beach - Chosen to USA Today's honorable mention All-America squad...a Super Prep All-American...called the ninth best wide receiver in the nation...rated the 16th best player in Florida by Super Prep...one of the Top 40 players in the state according to the Tampa Tribune...played both running back and wide receiver as a senior...as a tailback, rushed for 514 yards and nine touchdowns...snared 26 passes and five touchdowns...participated in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game.

Jermaine Green, 5-10, 180, CB, Brooksville - Earned the Tampa Tribune's Player of the Year honor...selected to the St. Petersburg Times' All-Suncoast Team...a first team 3A all-state pick...USA Today honorable mention All-American...one of the top 50 players in the state according to Super Prep...as a senior, rushed for 1,748 yards and 23 touchdowns...participated in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game...made one tackle and broke up a pass...the son of former FSU football great Larry Key, who still holds several Florida State records and ranks second on the career rushing list.

Kevin Long, 6-6, 240, OL, Summerville, SC - One of four Parade All-Americans in this year's recruiting class...named to SuperPrep's All-America team...an honorable mention USA Today All-American...garnered all-state honors...considered the 11th best offensive lineman in the nation by Super Prep...labeled the second best player in South Carolina by Super Prep...member of Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team.

Jeremy Morris, 6-2, 202, S, Quincy - A first team all-state selection as a safety...earned all-Big Bend honors...played both quarterback and safety...as a quarterback, rushed for 856 yards and 16 touchdowns...threw for 734 yards and nine scores...on defense, intercepted five passes, returning two for touchdowns...recorded 69 tackles...also had a 70 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Melvin Pearsall, 6-2, 218, ILB, Lake Wales - Versatile athlete who played both linebacker and tight end in high school...named to the Class 3A all-state team...played in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game in June...at tight end, caught two passes for 43 yards in the game...made 18 receptions for 398 yards his senior year...as a linebacker, registered 127 tackles and three interceptions.

Julian Pittman, 6-5, 265, DE, Niceville - Earned USA Today first-team All-America status...selected to Florida's Super 24 team...named the Panhandle's Defensive Player of the Year by the Pensacola News Journal...member of Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team...the sixth best defensive lineman in the country according to Super Prep...tagged a Super Prep All-American...named to the 5A all-state team...rated the second best defensive end in the nation by Max Emfinger...registered 83 tackles and four sacks as a senior...also caused four fumbles, recovered two and intercepted a pass...made three tackles as a defensive lineman in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game...also recorded a sack and a tackle for loss in the contest.

Rock Preston, 5-9, 175, TB, Miami - Rated the number five wingback in the nation by Tom Lemming...earned USA Today honorable mention All-America status...considered one of the top running backs in the Southeast by Blue Chip Illustrated...played in a shortened (seven game) season due to Hurricane Andrew in 1992...rushed for 1,055 yards on 128 carries for an 8.2 yard average...scored 14 touchdowns in seven games...led all Dade County class 5A schools in rushing.

Phillip Riley, 6-1, 175, WR, Orlando - Entered FSU last spring and competed on the track team...qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track Championships in the 55m hurdles...participated in spring football drills with FSU in 1993...did not play football last year at Garden City JC in order to preserve a year of eligibility...as a freshman at GCJC, caught 25 passes for 513 yards and five touchdowns...also averaged 31.7 yards on kickoff returns and 15.3 yards on punt returns...as a senior at Jones High, named All-American by Parade, USA Today and Super Prep...a class 3A all-state selection...also a member of Max Emfinger's All-America second team...tabbed for the Super 24 team by the Orlando Sentinel.

Phillip Simpson, 5-11, 195, S, Melbourne - An all-district safety for Melbourne High...second team 5A all-state selection...as a senior, tallied 126 tackles and five fumble recoveries...high school coach says he hits like a linebacker from his safety position...from the same high school that produced former Seminole linebacker Ed Clark and present defensive lineman Connell Spain.

Greg Spires, 6-2, 230, ILB, Cape Coral - Named to Blue Chip Illustrated's all-region team...garnered USA Today honorable mention All-America honors...played both fullback and linebacker in high school...named his district's player of the year...as a junior, rushed for 846 yards and 12 touchdowns...in his senior season, gained more than 900 yards...over four years of high school, averaged 11 solo tackles a game...also blocked three punts...one of the top 50 players in the state of Florida, according to Super Prep.

Tra Thomas, 6-8, 288, DE, Deland - Received honorable mention Super 24 honors...an honorable mention all-state selection...rated among the top 40 players in the state by Super Prep...as a junior, tallied 140 tackles and 15 sacks...tallest player on the 1993 FSU team and one of the tallest to ever play at Florida State.

Rodney Wells, 6-0, 175, CB, Plantation - Rated the fourth best defensive back in the Southeast by Blue Chip Illustrated...earned third team all-state honors...two way starter at Plantation High who was voted his team's MVP...as Plantation's signal caller, rushed for 620 yards and nine touchdowns and threw for 510 yards and seven touchdowns...on defense, recorded 75 tackles, four interceptions and broke up six passes.

Pooh Bear Williams, 6-4, 240, FB, Crescent City - A member of USA Today's second team All-America list...selected to the Class 2A all-state team for the third consecutive year...garnered Northeast Florida/Southeast Georgia Player of the Year honors from the Florida Times Union...considered the number one fullback prospect in the country by Lemming...Max Emfinger rated him third in the nation at his position...ranked in the top 10 of all running backs by Super Prep...a member of Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team the fourth best player in the state according to Super Prep...as a senior, rushed for 1,737 yards and 25 touchdowns...for his career, totalled 5,090 yards, the seventh best total in Florida history...scored 73 touchdowns and had 15 100 yard and nine 200 yard games in his career...as a sophomore, gained a career high 325 yards in one game...tallied 479 career points to rank sixth all time in the state.

Rhodney Williams, 6-6, 240, TE, Palatka - Considered one of the nation's top tight ends, despite playing only two games as a senior...named to Super Prep's All-America squad...rated the second best tight end in the country by Super Prep...considered the number one tight end in the Southeast by Blue Chip Illustrated...listed as the state's 10th best player by Super Prep...in two games, rushed for 70 yards on four carries and caught one pass for 10 yards.

Reinard Wilson, 6-3, 220, DT, Lake City - Voted the Florida Times Union's Northeast Florida Defensive Player of the Year...an honorable mention USA Today All-American...rated the fifth best defensive lineman in the Southeast by Blue Chip Illustrated...considered one of the top 40 players in Florida by SuperPrep a Super Senior 24 selection...as a senior, was a quarterback's nightmare, tallying 20 sacks...over his four year career, totalled 51 sacks...last season, registered 90 solo tackles and blocked four punts...credited with four tackles, and two tackles for loss, in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game.


1993 Roster - By Name

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T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  2 Clifton Abraham       CB      5-9   185  Jr-R **   Dallas, TX (D.W. Carter)
* 90 Derrick Alexander     DE      6-5   160  So-R *    Jacksonville (Raines)
* 36 Ken Alexander         ILB     6-4   247  Sr   ***  Austin, TX (Lyndon B. Johnson)
* 20 Clyde Allen           RB      5-10  193  Sr-R ***  Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
  54 Rick Anteau           ILB     6-0   220  Fr-R      Toledo, OH (Rogers)
* 75 Enzo Armella          NG      6-0   258  So-R *    Miami (Miami Springs)
* 65 Chad Bates            OL      6-4   270  Fr        Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
  26 Harold Battles        CB      6-0   192  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Jackson)
*  3 Scott Bentley         KS      6-1   175  Fr        Aurora, CO (Overland)
  49 Eric Black            OLB     6-3   243  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Fletcher)
  58 Peter Boulware        OLB     6-5   230  Fr        Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
* 10 Derrick Brooks        OLB     6-1   225  Jr   **   Pensacola (Washington)
  68 Gideon Brown          OL      6-3   276  Fr        Summerville, SC (Stratford)
  14 Thad Busby            QB      6-3   200  Fr        Pace (Pace)
  52 Daryl Bush            ILB     6-3   218  Fr        Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley)
* 11 Devin Bush            SS      6-0   205  So-R *    Miami (Hialeah-Miami Lakes)
* 74 Danny Campbell        OG      6-2   243  So-R *    Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 23 Byron Capers          S       6-1   210  Fr        Marietta, GA (Wheeler)
  83 Kamari Charlton       TE      6-2   232  Fr-R      Nassau, Bahamas (Florida Air Academy)
  93 Chris Coding          DE      6-0   255  Fr-R      Dade City (Pasco Comprehensive)
* 16 Richard Coes          FS      6-0   212  Sr-R ***  Miami (Hialeah-Miami Lakes)
* 21 James Colzie          CB      5-10  160  Fr        Miami (South Miami)
* 79 Forrest Conoly        OT      6-7   320  So-R *    Berlin, CT (Berlin)
*  1 Andre Cooper          WR      6-3   170  Fr        Jacksonville (Fletcher)
* 93 Chris Cowart          OLB     6-3   232  Jr-R **   New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 56 Sam Cowart            ILB     6-3   215  Fr        Jacksonville (Mandarin)
* 45 Henri Crockett        ILB     6-2   240  Fr-R      Pompano Beach (Ely)
  32 Zack Crockett         FB      6-2   237  Sr   *    Pompano Beach (Ely/Hinds CC)
* 59 Andy Crowe            C-DS    6-3   258  So   *    Tallahassee (Florida)
* 82 Terry Davis           TE      6-3   238  Fr-R      Columbus, GA (Kendrick)
*  7 Aaron Dely            WR      6-0   183  So-R *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 70 John Donaldson        OG      6-5   265  Jr-R *    Marianna (Marianna)
* 28 Warrick Dunn          RB      5-9   165  Fr        Baton Rouge, LA (Catholic)
* 30 'OMar Ellison         WR      6-2   195  Jr-R *    Griffin, GA (Griffin)
* 60 Marvin Ferrell        OT      6-4   282  Sr-R **   Jacksonville (Raines)
* 72 Larry Fleming         DE      6-2   262  Fr-R      Destin (Fort Walton Beach)
* 44 William Floyd         FB      6-0   240  Jr-R **   Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
* 71 Todd Fordham          OT      6-5   261  Fr-R      Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 73 Greg Frey             OT      6-4   277  So-R      Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 12 Matt Frier            WR      5-11  194  Sr-R ***  Live Oak (Suwannee)
   4 Corey Fuller          CB      5-11  197  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Rickards)
  21 Arthur Gates          RB      5-10  217  Sr-R      Brooksville (Hernando)
  23 Shawn Gay             SS      6-1   200  Jr-R      Hahira, GA (Valdosta)
   6 Steve Gilmer          FS      5-10  190  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (Godby)
* 87 Billy Glenn           TE      6-3   259  Jr-R *    Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
  84 E.G. Green            WR      6-1   190  Fr        Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
* 42 Jermaine Green        CB      5-10  180  Fr        Brooksville (Hernando)
* 99 Dulack Guerrier       OLB     6-2   236  Jr-R *    Miami (Edison)
* 18 Sean Hamlet           FS      6-0   205  Fr-R      Hampton, VA (Hampton)
* 77 Jesus Hernandez       OT      6-3   277  So-R *    Miami (Jackson)
  38 Scott Holmes          P       6-3   210  So-R *    Nashville, TN (Brentwood Academy)
* 40 Alonzo Horner         ILB     6-2   232  Sr   *    Miami (Palmetto/Northwest Mississippi CC)
  70 Mark Jackson          OG      6-2   280  Fr-R      Saint Cloud (Saint Cloud)
* 35 Sean Jackson          TB      6-2   222  Sr   ***  New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 85 Lonnie Johnson        TE      6-3   230  Sr   ***  Miami (Miami Senior)
* 13 Danny Kanell          QB      6-4   205  So   *    Fort Lauderdale (Westminster Academy)
* 19 Mack Knight           SS      6-2   200  Sr-R **   Woodbine, GA (Camden County)
* 81 Kevin Knox            WR      6-3   195  Sr-R ***  Niceville (Niceville)
  38 Dan LaRose            S       6-3   192  Jr-R      Pompano Beach (Ely)
* 67 Juan Laureano         OT      6-5   277  So-R *    Orlando (Colonial)
* 29 Sean Liss             P       6-4   200  Fr-R      Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
  51 Kevin Long            OL      6-6   240  Fr        Summerville, SC (Summerville)
* 78 Marcus Long           OG      6-3   300  Fr-R      Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 86 Tyrant Marion         DE      6-2   245  So-R *    Pompano Beach (Ely)
  19 Danny Marsee          DB      6-0   203  Jr-R      Lake City (Columbia)
  98 Ben Mayer             NG      6-0   260  Fr-R      Williamsport, PA (Williamsport Area)
  14 Willie McBride        QB      5-11  209  So-R      Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 88 Kez McCorvey          WR      6-0   180  Jr-R **   Gautier, MS (Pascagoula)
  14 Jeff McCrone          QB      6-2   202  So-R      Orange Park (Orange Park)
* 94 Toddrick McIntosh     DE      6-3   268  Sr-R ***  Richardson, TX (Berkner)
  33 Tiger McMillon        TB      5-9   186  Jr-R **   Kissimmee (Saint Cloud)
* 69 Patrick McNeil        OG      6-3   277  Jr-R **   Palmetto (Manatee)
* 89 Wayne Messam          WR      6-4   208  Fr-R      Belle Glade (Belle Glade Central)
  62 Mike Miller           DL      6-1   263  Jr-R      Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
  37 Jeremy Morris         S       6-2   202  Fr        Quincy (Robert F. Munroe)
  84 Robert Morris         TE      6-3   240  Jr-R      Spring Hill (Springstead)
*  9 Dan Mowrey            KS      5-11  185  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 57 John Nance            NG      6-2   270  Sr-R **   Bartow (Bartow)
  92 Gerald Owens          DE      6-2   257  Jr-R *    Tallahassee (Boyd Anderson/Florida)
  39 Melvin Pearsall       ILB     6-2   218  Fr        Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
  95 Julian Pittman        DE      6-5   265  Fr        Niceville (Niceville)
  24 Rock Preston          TB      5-9   175  Fr        Miami (Hialeah)
* 48 Todd Rebol            ILB     6-0   220  So   *    Punta Gorda (Charlotte)
* 15 Phillip Riley         WR      6-1   175  So-R      Orlando (Jones/Garden City JC)
* 47 James Roberson        OLB     6-4   243  Jr-R **   Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
*  8 Corey Sawyer          CB      5-11  171  Jr-R *    Key West (Key West)
* 37 Kendrick Scott        ILB     5-10  216  Jr-R *    Chiefland (Chiefland)
* 46 Travis Sherman        ILB     6-1   211  Fr-R      Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 53 Clay Shiver           C       6-3   260  So-R *    Tifton, GA (Tift County)
  41 Phillip Simpson       S       5-11  195  Fr        Melbourne (Melbourne)
  63 Matthew Siner         DE      6-3   213  Jr-R      Ormond Beach (Seabreeze)
* 43 Eric Smith            OLB     6-0   220  Jr-R **   Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 22 Marquette Smith       TB      5-7   195  So-R *    Casselberry (Lake Howell)
  35 Dante Snodgrass       WR      5-7   145  So-R      Huntsville, AL (Huntsville)
* 96 Connell Spain         NG      6-2   268  Fr-R      Melbourne (Melbourne)
  29 Farrell Spensor       DB      6-1   194  Jr-R      Miami (Hialeah)
  54 Greg Spires           ILB     6-2   230  Fr        Cape Coral (Mariner)
*  5 Jon Stark             QB      6-4   212  So-R      Nashville, TN (Donelson/Liberty)
  91 Tra Thomas            DE      6-8   288  Fr        Deland (Deland)
* 66 Lewis Tyre            OG      6-5   266  So-R *    Surrency, GA (Appling County)
* 80 Tamarick Vanover      WR      6-0   210  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
  49 David Walker          OLB     6-0   205  So-R      Gallatin, TN (Gallatin)
* 81 Torledo Wall          WR      5-7   155  Sr-R      Sacramento, CA (Roselle)
* 17 Charlie Ward          QB      6-2   190  Sr-R ***  Thomasville, GA (Central)
  27 Rodney Wells          CB      6-0   175  Fr        Plantation (Plantation)
* 31 Pooh Bear Williams    FB      6-4   240  Fr        Crescent City (Crescent City)
* 97 Rhodney Williams      TE      6-6   240  Fr        Palatka (Palatka)
* 55 Reinard Wilson        DT      6-3   220  Fr        Lake City (Columbia)
   6 Harold Wright         WR      5-9   170  So-R      Tampa (King)

1993 Roster - By Number

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T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  1 Andre Cooper          WR      6-3   170  Fr        Jacksonville (Fletcher)
*  2 Clifton Abraham       CB      5-9   185  Jr-R **   Dallas, TX (D.W. Carter)
*  3 Scott Bentley         KS      6-1   175  Fr        Aurora, CO (Overland)
   4 Corey Fuller          CB      5-11  197  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Rickards)
*  5 Jon Stark             QB      6-4   212  So-R      Nashville, TN (Donelson/Liberty)
   6 Steve Gilmer          FS      5-10  190  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (Godby)
   6 Harold Wright         WR      5-9   170  So-R      Tampa (King)
*  7 Aaron Dely            WR      6-0   183  So-R *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
*  8 Corey Sawyer          CB      5-11  171  Jr-R *    Key West (Key West)
*  9 Dan Mowrey            KS      5-11  185  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 10 Derrick Brooks        OLB     6-1   225  Jr   **   Pensacola (Washington)
* 11 Devin Bush            SS      6-0   205  So-R *    Miami (Hialeah-Miami Lakes)
* 12 Matt Frier            WR      5-11  194  Sr-R ***  Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 13 Danny Kanell          QB      6-4   205  So   *    Fort Lauderdale (Westminster Academy)
  14 Thad Busby            QB      6-3   200  Fr        Pace (Pace)
  14 Willie McBride        QB      5-11  209  So-R      Tampa (Chamberlain)
  14 Jeff McCrone          QB      6-2   202  So-R      Orange Park (Orange Park)
* 15 Phillip Riley         WR      6-1   175  So-R      Orlando (Jones/Garden City JC)
* 16 Richard Coes          FS      6-0   212  Sr-R ***  Miami (Hialeah-Miami Lakes)
* 17 Charlie Ward          QB      6-2   190  Sr-R ***  Thomasville, GA (Central)
* 18 Sean Hamlet           FS      6-0   205  Fr-R      Hampton, VA (Hampton)
* 19 Mack Knight           SS      6-2   200  Sr-R **   Woodbine, GA (Camden County)
  19 Danny Marsee          DB      6-0   203  Jr-R      Lake City (Columbia)
* 20 Clyde Allen           RB      5-10  193  Sr-R ***  Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 21 James Colzie          CB      5-10  160  Fr        Miami (South Miami)
  21 Arthur Gates          RB      5-10  217  Sr-R      Brooksville (Hernando)
* 22 Marquette Smith       TB      5-7   195  So-R *    Casselberry (Lake Howell)
* 23 Byron Capers          S       6-1   210  Fr        Marietta, GA (Wheeler)
  23 Shawn Gay             SS      6-1   200  Jr-R      Hahira, GA (Valdosta)
  24 Rock Preston          TB      5-9   175  Fr        Miami (Hialeah)
  26 Harold Battles        CB      6-0   192  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Jackson)
  27 Rodney Wells          CB      6-0   175  Fr        Plantation (Plantation)
* 28 Warrick Dunn          RB      5-9   165  Fr        Baton Rouge, LA (Catholic)
* 29 Sean Liss             P       6-4   200  Fr-R      Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
  29 Farrell Spensor       DB      6-1   194  Jr-R      Miami (Hialeah)
* 30 'OMar Ellison         WR      6-2   195  Jr-R *    Griffin, GA (Griffin)
* 31 Pooh Bear Williams    FB      6-4   240  Fr        Crescent City (Crescent City)
  32 Zack Crockett         FB      6-2   237  Sr   *    Pompano Beach (Ely/Hinds CC)
  33 Tiger McMillon        TB      5-9   186  Jr-R **   Kissimmee (Saint Cloud)
* 35 Sean Jackson          TB      6-2   222  Sr   ***  New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
  35 Dante Snodgrass       WR      5-7   145  So-R      Huntsville, AL (Huntsville)
* 36 Ken Alexander         ILB     6-4   247  Sr   ***  Austin, TX (Lyndon B. Johnson)
  37 Jeremy Morris         S       6-2   202  Fr        Quincy (Robert F. Munroe)
* 37 Kendrick Scott        ILB     5-10  216  Jr-R *    Chiefland (Chiefland)
  38 Scott Holmes          P       6-3   210  So-R *    Nashville, TN (Brentwood Academy)
  38 Dan LaRose            S       6-3   192  Jr-R      Pompano Beach (Ely)
  39 Melvin Pearsall       ILB     6-2   218  Fr        Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 40 Alonzo Horner         ILB     6-2   232  Sr   *    Miami (Palmetto/Northwest Mississippi CC)
  41 Phillip Simpson       S       5-11  195  Fr        Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 42 Jermaine Green        CB      5-10  180  Fr        Brooksville (Hernando)
* 43 Eric Smith            OLB     6-0   220  Jr-R **   Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 44 William Floyd         FB      6-0   240  Jr-R **   Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
* 45 Henri Crockett        ILB     6-2   240  Fr-R      Pompano Beach (Ely)
* 46 Travis Sherman        ILB     6-1   211  Fr-R      Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 47 James Roberson        OLB     6-4   243  Jr-R **   Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 48 Todd Rebol            ILB     6-0   220  So   *    Punta Gorda (Charlotte)
  49 Eric Black            OLB     6-3   243  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Fletcher)
  49 David Walker          OLB     6-0   205  So-R      Gallatin, TN (Gallatin)
  51 Kevin Long            OL      6-6   240  Fr        Summerville, SC (Summerville)
  52 Daryl Bush            ILB     6-3   218  Fr        Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley)
* 53 Clay Shiver           C       6-3   260  So-R *    Tifton, GA (Tift County)
  54 Rick Anteau           ILB     6-0   220  Fr-R      Toledo, OH (Rogers)
  54 Greg Spires           ILB     6-2   230  Fr        Cape Coral (Mariner)
* 55 Reinard Wilson        DT      6-3   220  Fr        Lake City (Columbia)
* 56 Sam Cowart            ILB     6-3   215  Fr        Jacksonville (Mandarin)
* 57 John Nance            NG      6-2   270  Sr-R **   Bartow (Bartow)
  58 Peter Boulware        OLB     6-5   230  Fr        Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
* 59 Andy Crowe            C-DS    6-3   258  So   *    Tallahassee (Florida)
* 60 Marvin Ferrell        OT      6-4   282  Sr-R **   Jacksonville (Raines)
  62 Mike Miller           DL      6-1   263  Jr-R      Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
  63 Matthew Siner         DE      6-3   213  Jr-R      Ormond Beach (Seabreeze)
* 65 Chad Bates            OL      6-4   270  Fr        Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
* 66 Lewis Tyre            OG      6-5   266  So-R *    Surrency, GA (Appling County)
* 67 Juan Laureano         OT      6-5   277  So-R *    Orlando (Colonial)
  68 Gideon Brown          OL      6-3   276  Fr        Summerville, SC (Stratford)
* 69 Patrick McNeil        OG      6-3   277  Jr-R **   Palmetto (Manatee)
* 70 John Donaldson        OG      6-5   265  Jr-R *    Marianna (Marianna)
  70 Mark Jackson          OG      6-2   280  Fr-R      Saint Cloud (Saint Cloud)
* 71 Todd Fordham          OT      6-5   261  Fr-R      Tifton, GA (Tift County)
* 72 Larry Fleming         DE      6-2   262  Fr-R      Destin (Fort Walton Beach)
* 73 Greg Frey             OT      6-4   277  So-R      Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 74 Danny Campbell        OG      6-2   243  So-R *    Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 75 Enzo Armella          NG      6-0   258  So-R *    Miami (Miami Springs)
* 77 Jesus Hernandez       OT      6-3   277  So-R *    Miami (Jackson)
* 78 Marcus Long           OG      6-3   300  Fr-R      Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 79 Forrest Conoly        OT      6-7   320  So-R *    Berlin, CT (Berlin)
* 80 Tamarick Vanover      WR      6-0   210  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 81 Kevin Knox            WR      6-3   195  Sr-R ***  Niceville (Niceville)
* 81 Torledo Wall          WR      5-7   155  Sr-R      Sacramento, CA (Roselle)
* 82 Terry Davis           TE      6-3   238  Fr-R      Columbus, GA (Kendrick)
  83 Kamari Charlton       TE      6-2   232  Fr-R      Nassau, Bahamas (Florida Air Academy)
  84 E.G. Green            WR      6-1   190  Fr        Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
  84 Robert Morris         TE      6-3   240  Jr-R      Spring Hill (Springstead)
* 85 Lonnie Johnson        TE      6-3   230  Sr   ***  Miami (Miami Senior)
* 86 Tyrant Marion         DE      6-2   245  So-R *    Pompano Beach (Ely)
* 87 Billy Glenn           TE      6-3   259  Jr-R *    Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
* 88 Kez McCorvey          WR      6-0   180  Jr-R **   Gautier, MS (Pascagoula)
* 89 Wayne Messam          WR      6-4   208  Fr-R      Belle Glade (Belle Glade Central)
* 90 Derrick Alexander     DE      6-5   160  So-R *    Jacksonville (Raines)
  91 Tra Thomas            DE      6-8   288  Fr        Deland (Deland)
  92 Gerald Owens          DE      6-2   257  Jr-R *    Tallahassee (Boyd Anderson/Florida)
  93 Chris Coding          DE      6-0   255  Fr-R      Dade City (Pasco Comprehensive)
* 93 Chris Cowart          OLB     6-3   232  Jr-R **   New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 94 Toddrick McIntosh     DE      6-3   268  Sr-R ***  Richardson, TX (Berkner)
  95 Julian Pittman        DE      6-5   265  Fr        Niceville (Niceville)
* 96 Connell Spain         NG      6-2   268  Fr-R      Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 97 Rhodney Williams      TE      6-6   240  Fr        Palatka (Palatka)
  98 Ben Mayer             NG      6-0   260  Fr-R      Williamsport, PA (Williamsport Area)
* 99 Dulack Guerrier       OLB     6-2   236  Jr-R *    Miami (Edison)

1993 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Clifton Abraham          United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

Derrick Alexander        Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Football News - 1st Team Sophomore All-American
                         United Press International - 2nd Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American

Ken Alexander            United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

Derrick Brooks           American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         Football News - 1st Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Kodak - 1st Team All-American
                         Scripps Howard - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         United Press International - 1st Team All-American
                         NCAA - Unanimous All-American

Warrick Dunn             Football News - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

Juan Laureano            Football News - 3rd Team Sophomore All-American

Kez McCorvey             United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

Patrick McNeil           Football News - 3rd Team All-American

Corey Sawyer             Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         Football News - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         United Press International - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American

Clay Shiver              Football News - 1st Team Sophomore All-American
                         United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention

Tamarick Vanover         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American
                         Football News - 2nd Team Sophomore All-American

Charlie Ward             American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         Football News - 1st Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Kodak - 1st Team All-American
                         Scripps Howard - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         United Press International - 1st Team All-American
                         NCAA - Unanimous All-American

All-Americans - 12

1993 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
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Edgar Bennett            34      RB                 Green Bay Packers
Terrell Buckley          27      CB                 Green Bay Packers
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
Lawrence Dawsey          80      WR                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Howard Dinkins           51      LB                 Atlanta Falcons
Jamie Dukes              64      C                  Atlanta Falcons
Dan Footman              78      DE                 Cleveland  Browns
Reggie Freeman           55      LB                 New Orleans Saints
Eric Hayes               95      DE                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jessie Hester            84      WR                 Indianapolis Colts
Garth Jax                53      LB                 Phoenix Cardinals
Brad Johnson             14      QB                 Minnesota Vikings
Reggie Johnson           89      TE                 Denver Broncos
Hassan Jones             81      WR                 Kansas City Chiefs
Marvin Jones             55      LB                 New York Jets
Ken Lanier               79      OT                 Los Angeles Raiders
Amp Lee                  22      RB                 San Francisco 49ers
Ronald Lewis             85      WR                 Green Bay Packers
Martin Mayhew            35      CB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Gerald Nichols           74      DE                 Philadelphia Eagles
Gerald Nichols           74      DE                 Washington Redskins
Sterling Palmer          97      DE                 Washington Redskins
Deion Sanders            21      CB                 Atlanta Falcons
Eric Shaw                90      LB                 Cincinnati Bengals
Carl Simpson             98      DT                 Chicago Bears
Jesse Solomon            54      LB                 Atlanta Falcons
Rohn Stark                3      P                  Indianapolis Colts
Pat Tomberlin            68      OG                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Rick Tuten               14      P                  Seattle Seahawks
Casey Weldon             11      QB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Peter Tom Willis         10      QB                 Chicago Bears

Noles in the Pros - 33

1993 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
CNN
AP
CNN
AP
CNN
REC
08/28
Ref
N
KANSAS
Kickoff Classic, East Rutherford, NJ
W 42- 0
1
 
 
 
 
 
5-7
09/04
Ref
A
DUKE
W 45- 7
1
 
 
 
 
 
3-8
09/11
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 57- 0
1
 
21
 
23
22
9-3
09/18
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
W 33- 7
1
 
13
 
19
21
10-3
10/02
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
W 51- 0
1
 
 
 
 
 
5-6
10/09
Ref
H
MIAMI
W 28-10
1
 
3
 
15
15
9-3
10/16
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 40-14
1
 
15
 
 
 
7-5
10/30
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 54- 0
1
 
 
 
 
 
2-9
11/06
Ref
A
MARYLAND
W 49-20
1
 
 
 
 
 
2-9
11/13
Ref
A
NOTRE DAME
L 24-31
1
 
2
 
2
2
11-1
11/20
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
ACC Champ
W 62- 3
2
 
 
 
 
 
7-5
11/27
Ref
A
FLORIDA
W 33-21
1
 
7
 
5
4
11-2
01/01
Ref
N
NEBRASKA
Orange Bowl, Miami, Fl
W 18-16
1
 
2
 
3
3
11-1
Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   12- 1     6-0     4-1     2-0
AGAINST ACC      8- 0     5-0     3-0     0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   6- 1     3-0     2-1     1-0

FINAL  AP -  1
FINAL CNN -  1


1993 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  FLORIDA STATE         8- 0    12- 1 
 2  NORTH CAROLINA        6- 2    10- 3 
 3t CLEMSON               5- 3     9- 3 
 3t VIRGINIA              5- 3     7- 5 
 5  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  4- 4     7- 5 
 6  GEORGIA TECH          3- 5     5- 6 
 7t DUKE                  2- 6     3- 8 
 7t MARYLAND              2- 6     2- 9 
 9  WAKE FOREST           1- 7     2- 9 

1993 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Warrick Dunn 10/30/1993 WAKE FOREST 8 162 20.25 2 Sean Jackson 10/30/1993 WAKE FOREST 16 116 7.25 0 Sean Jackson 09/04/1993 DUKE 13 107 8.23 1

1993 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Warrick Dunn 11/27/1993 FLORIDA 8 140 17.50 1 Kez McCorvey 11/13/1993 NOTRE DAME 11 138 12.55 1 Tamarick Vanover 10/16/1993 VIRGINIA 6 129 21.50 1 Matt Frier 11/27/1993 FLORIDA 11 126 11.45 0 Kez McCorvey 11/06/1993 MARYLAND 10 122 12.20 1 Kez McCorvey 08/28/1993 KANSAS 5 107 21.40 0

1993 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Charlie Ward 11/27/1993 FLORIDA 53 38 446 2 8.42 4 Danny Kanell 11/06/1993 MARYLAND 38 28 341 0 8.97 5 Charlie Ward 10/16/1993 VIRGINIA 31 23 322 0 10.39 3 Charlie Ward 09/11/1993 CLEMSON 33 25 317 0 9.61 4 Charlie Ward 09/18/1993 NORTH CAROLINA 41 27 303 1 7.39 2

1993 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 518 113 Points Per Game............. 43.2 9.4 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 70 15 TDs Rushing................. 26 6 TDs Passing................. 37 9 TDs Fumble Return........... 1 0 TDs Punt Return............. 2 0 TDs Interception............ 4 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 59-70 14-15 Kick........................ 59-69 14-15 Pass........................ 0- 1 0- 0 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 13-20 3- 8 SAFETY........................ 0 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 350 194 Rushing..................... 149 73 Passing..................... 184 105 Penalty..................... 17 16 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 2667 1182 Yards gained rushing........ 2927 1567 Yards lost rushing.......... 260 385 Rushing Attempts............ 470 397 Average Per Rush............ 5.7 3.0 Average Per Game............ 222.3 98.5 PASSING YARDAGE............... 3909 2232 Att-Comp-Int................ 469-327- 6 376-181-15 Efficiency.................. 163.21 97.92 Average Per Pass............ 8.3 5.9 Average Per Catch........... 12.0 12.3 Average Per Game............ 325.8 186.0 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 6576 3414 Total Plays................. 939 773 Average Per Play............ 7.0 4.4 Average Per Game............ 548.0 284.5 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 21- 358 65-1329 Average Per Return.......... 17.0 20.4 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 29-273 13-106 Average Per Return.......... 9.4 8.2 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 15-284 6- 13 Average Per Return.......... 18.9 2.2 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 18-12 15- 9 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 102- 814 68- 535 Average Per Game............ 67.8 44.6 PUNTS-YARDS................... 35-1318 82-3088 Average Per Punt............ 37.7 37.7 Net punt average............ 34.6 34.3 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 90-161 52-172 3rd-Down Pct................ .559 .302 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 34- 10- ATTENDANCE.................... 443,811 261,737 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 6-73,969 5-52,347 ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD...... 51,734 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 1-51,734
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
118
141
161
98
518
Opponents
24
34
24
31
113
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Sean Jackson        12  134  866   41   825   6.2   5  69t   68.8
Warrick Dunn        12   68  539   28   511   7.5   4  63t   42.6
Charlie Ward        11   65  452  113   339   5.2   4  28    30.8
William Floyd       12   63  322    1   321   5.1   5  19    26.8
Marquette Smith      8   62  317   20   297   4.8   2  21    37.1
Pooh Bear Williams  10   39  266    0   266   6.8   3  47t   26.6
Clyde Allen              14   48    2    46   3.3   1   8 
Tamarick Vanover    11    9   58   20    38   4.2   2  24     3.5
Matt Frier          12    1   12    0    12  12.0   0  12     1.0
Kez McCorvey        12    1    9    0     9   9.0   0   9     0.8
Phillip Riley       12    2    6    0     6   3.0   0   4     0.5
'OMar Ellison       11    1    6    0     6   6.0   0   6     0.5
Jon Stark            5    8   26   26     0   0.0   0  11     0.0
Danny Kanell        12    3    0    9    -9  -3.0   0  -1    -0.8

Total.........      12  470 2927  260  2667   5.7  26  69t  222.3
Opponents.....      12  397 1567  385  1182   3.0   6  39    98.5


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Charlie Ward        11  157.84 380-264- 4   .695 3032  27  86t  275.6
Danny Kanell        12  206.16  49- 36- 0   .735  499   7  78t   41.6
Jon Stark            5  167.01  35- 25- 2   .714  328   3  21t   65.6
Sean Jackson        12  155.00   4-  2- 0   .500   50   0         4.2
Warrick Dunn        12           0-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0     0.0
Kez McCorvey        12    0.00   1-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0     0.0

Total.........      12  163.21 469-327- 6   .697 3909  37  86t  325.8
Opponents.....      12   97.92 376-181-15   .481 2232   9  68   186.0


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Kez McCorvey        12  74   966  13.1   6  37    80.5
Matt Frier          12  45   598  13.3   3  72t   49.8
Kevin Knox          12  42   575  13.7   7  40    47.9
Tamarick Vanover    11  45   542  12.0   3  86t   49.3
Warrick Dunn        12  25   357  14.3   6  79t   29.8
Sean Jackson        12  32   184   5.8   3  15t   15.3
Lonnie Johnson      12  13   182  14.0   4  78t   15.2
Andre Cooper        10   8   111  13.9   0  35    11.1
Marquette Smith      8  10   103  10.3   2  25    12.9
William Floyd       12  11    61   5.5   0  11     5.1
Phillip Riley       12   6    59   9.8   1  33t    4.9
'OMar Ellison       11   4    58  14.5   0  29     5.3
Wayne Messam        10   5    39   7.8   1  12t    3.9
Pooh Bear Williams  10   3    31  10.3   0  16     3.1
Rhodney Williams         2    27  13.5   1  21t
Charlie Ward        11   1    10  10.0   0  10     0.9
Clyde Allen              1     6   6.0   0   6 

Total.........      12 327  3909  12.0  37  86t  325.8
Opponents.....      12 181  2232  12.3   9  68   186.0


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Corey Sawyer         25  182   7.3  0  22 
Kez McCorvey          2   47  23.5  0  43 
Derrick Brooks        1   35  35.0  0  35 
Lonnie Johnson        1    9   9.0  0   9 
Clifton Abraham            0        2   0t

Total.........       29  273   9.4  2  43 
Opponent......       13  106   8.2  0  30 


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Corey Sawyer          6   90  15.0  0  71 
Derrick Brooks        2   81  40.5  2  49t
Richard Coes          2   36  18.0  0  30 
Devin Bush            1   40  40.0  1  40t
Clifton Abraham       1   29  29.0  1  29t
Derrick Alexander     1    8   8.0  0   8 
James Colzie          1    0   0.0  0   0 
Chris Cowart          1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       15  284  18.9  4  71 
Opponent......        6   13   2.2  0   7 


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Tamarick Vanover      5   110 22.0  0  26 
Phillip Riley         3   106 35.3  0  59 
Matt Frier            6    65 10.8  0  22 
Warrick Dunn          4    48 12.0  0  17 
'OMar Ellison         3    29  9.7  0  16 

Total.........       21   358 17.0  0  59 
Opponent......       65  1329 20.4  0  58 


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Derrick Brooks        2   83  41.5  1  83t   2
Devin Bush            1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Richard Coes          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Chris Cowart          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Toddrick McIntosh     1    0   0.0  0   .    0
James Roberson        1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Corey Sawyer          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Ken Alexander         0    0    .   0   .    2
Derrick Alexander     0    0    .   0   .    1
Enzo Armella          0    0    .   0   .    1
Mack Knight           0    0    .   0   .    1
Tyrant Marion         0    0    .   0   .    1
Travis Sherman        0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........        9        0.0  1  83t   9
Opponent......       12        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Scott Bentley         0  13-20   56-65   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    95
Warrick Dunn         10   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    60
Sean Jackson          8   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    48
Kevin Knox            7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Kez McCorvey          6   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    36
William Floyd         5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Tamarick Vanover      5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Charlie Ward          4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-1   0   0    24
Lonnie Johnson        4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Marquette Smith       4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Clifton Abraham       3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Derrick Brooks        3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Matt Frier            3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Pooh Bear Williams    3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Clyde Allen           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Devin Bush            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Wayne Messam          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Phillip Riley         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Rhodney Williams      1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Dan Mowrey            0   0-0     3-4    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     3
====================================================================
FSU                  70  13-20   59-69   0-0   0   0-1   0   0   518
Opponent             15   3-8    14-15   0-0   0   0-0   0   0   113
Touchdowns
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Charlie Ward
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Lonnie Johnson
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Marquette Smith
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.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Wayne Messam
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Phillip Riley
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Rhodney Williams
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Danny Kanell
.
.
7
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jon Stark
.
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
26
37
37
4
1
2
.
.
.
Opponents
7
8
8
.
.
.
.
.
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Charlie Ward        11  445   339 3032  3371 306.5
Sean Jackson        12  138   825   50   875  72.9
Warrick Dunn        12   68   511    0   511  42.6
Danny Kanell        12   52    -9  499   490  40.8
Jon Stark            5   43     0  328   328  65.6
William Floyd       12   63   321    0   321  26.8
Marquette Smith      8   62   297    0   297  37.1
Pooh Bear Williams  10   39   266    0   266  26.6
Clyde Allen              14    46    0    46
Tamarick Vanover    11    9    38    0    38   3.5
Matt Frier          12    1    12    0    12   1.0
Kez McCorvey        12    2     9    0     9   0.8
Phillip Riley       12    2     6    0     6   0.5
'OMar Ellison       11    1     6    0     6   0.5

Total.........      12  939  2667 3909  6576 548.0
Opponent......      12  773  1182 2232  3414 284.5


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Scott Bentley        13-20  .650  0- 0 11-13  1- 3  1- 2  0- 2 47
FG SEQUENCE Scott Bentley
KANSAS
None
DUKE
32, (20), (27)
CLEMSON
(47)
NORTH CAROLINA
(27), (21)
GEORGIA TECH
33, (20)
MIAMI
None
VIRGINIA
(23), (33)
WAKE FOREST
(25), (27)
MARYLAND
29
NOTRE DAME
54, (24)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
44
FLORIDA
(23), (22), 53, 29
NEBRASKA
(34), (25), (39), (22)
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Sean Liss           32 1256  39.3  55                1
Dan Mowrey           2   62  31.0  37                0
 Team                1    0   0.0                     

Total.........      35 1318  37.7  55                1
Opponent......      82 3088  37.7  58                 


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Kez McCorvey        12    9   966   47    0    0    0 1022  85.2
Sean Jackson        12  825   184    0    0    0    0 1009  84.1
Warrick Dunn        12  511   357    0   48    0    0  916  76.3
Tamarick Vanover    11   38   542    0  110    0    0  690  62.7
Matt Frier          12   12   598    0   65    0    0  675  56.3
Kevin Knox          12    0   575    0    0    0    0  575  47.9
Marquette Smith      8  297   103    0    0    0    0  400  50.0
William Floyd       12  321    61    0    0    0    0  382  31.8
Charlie Ward        11  339    10    0    0    0    0  349  31.7
Pooh Bear Williams  10  266    31    0    0    0    0  297  29.7
Corey Sawyer        12    0     0  182    0   90    0  272  22.7
Derrick Brooks      10    0     0   35    0   81   83  199  19.9
Lonnie Johnson      12    0   182    9    0    0    0  191  15.9
Phillip Riley       12    6    59    0  106    0    0  171  14.3
Andre Cooper        10    0   111    0    0    0    0  111  11.1
'OMar Ellison       11    6    58    0   29    0    0   93   8.5
Clyde Allen              46     6    0    0    0    0   52
Devin Bush          11    0     0    0    0   40    0   40   3.6
Wayne Messam        10    0    39    0    0    0    0   39   3.9
Richard Coes        12    0     0    0    0   36    0   36   3.0
Clifton Abraham     12    0     0    0    0   29    0   29   2.4
Rhodney Williams          0    27    0    0    0    0   27
Derrick Alexander   12    0     0    0    0    8    0    8   0.7
Jon Stark            5    0     0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0
Danny Kanell        12   -9     0    0    0    0    0   -9  -0.8

Total.........      12 2667  3909  273  358  284    0 7491 624.3
Opponent......      12 1182  2232  106 1329   13    0 4862 405.2


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ken Alexander       12   69   53   122   9.0-         1.0-           .      6    .    .      2   .   .
Derrick Alexander   12   47   53   100   8.0-         5.0-          1-  8   5    .    .      1   .   .
Derrick Brooks      10   47   30    77   7.0-         2.0-          2- 81   5    .   2- 83   2   1   .
Todd Rebol          12   40   35    75   1.0-         0.5-           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Devin Bush          11   39   29    68   2.0-            .          1- 40   2    .   1-  0   .   .   .
John Nance          10   27   35    62   5.0-            .           .      3    .    .      .   .   .
Clifton Abraham     12   44   17    61   1.0-            .          1- 29   6    .    .      .   .   .
Richard Coes        12   26   28    54      .            .          2- 36   4    .   1-  0   .   .   .
James Roberson      12   22   30    52   5.0-         3.5-           .      1    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Corey Sawyer        12   36   12    48      .            .          6- 90  11    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Toddrick McIntosh   12   17   31    48   2.0-         5.5-           .      2    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Alonzo Horner            21   20    41   4.0-            .           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Eric Smith               19   20    39   1.0-         0.5-           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Mack Knight              18   19    37   1.0-            .           .      1    .    .      1   .   .
Tyrant Marion            16   21    37   1.0-         4.0-           .      1    .    .      1   .   .
Travis Sherman           17   17    34   1.0-            .           .      1    .    .      1   .   .
Sam Cowart               18   13    31      .         1.0-           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chris Cowart        12   16   14    30   1.0-         7.5-          1-  0   4    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Henri Crockett           22    5    27   2.0-         1.0-           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Reinard Wilson           16    8    24      .         2.0-           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Enzo Armella             10   10    20   3.0-            .           .      1    .    .      1   .   .
Byron Capers             11    7    18      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Sean Hamlet              11    5    16      .            .           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Jermaine Green           11    5    16      .            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Connell Spain             9    7    16   2.0-            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Dulack Guerrier           4    8    12   1.0-         0.5-           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
James Colzie        12    5    3     8      .            .          1-  0   1    .    .      .   .   .
Daryl Bush                2    2     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Larry Fleming             1    2     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Harold Battles            1    1     2      .            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Kendrick Scott            1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lonnie Johnson      12    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   1   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  KU      DU      CU      UNC     GT      UM      UVa     WF      UMd     ND      NCS     UF      UN      
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 2  Clifton Abraham              13-13  D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB 
90  Derrick Alexander            13-13  D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE  
36  Ken Alexander                13-13  D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB 
20  Clyde Allen                   6- 0  xx              xx              xx              xx      xx                      xx               
54  Rick Anteau                   0- 0                                                                                                   
75  Enzo Armella                  7- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx              xx               
65  Chad Bates                    0- 0                                                                                                   
26  Harold Battles                1- 0                  xx                                                                               
 3  Scott Bentley                13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
49  Eric Black                    0- 0                                                                                                   
58  Peter Boulware                0- 0                                                                                                   
10  Derrick Brooks               13-13  D-ROLB  D-ROLB  D-ROLB  D-ROLB  D-ROLB  D-ROLB  D-ROLB  D-ROLB  D-ROLB  D-ROLB  D-ROLB  D-ROLB  D-ROLB
68  Gideon Brown                  0- 0                                                                                                   
14  Thad Busby                    0- 0                                                                                                   
52  Daryl Bush                    2- 0                          xx      xx                                                               
11  Devin Bush                   13-13  D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS  
74  Danny Campbell                0- 0                                                                                                   
23  Byron Capers                 10- 0  xx      xx      xx              xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx
83  Kamari Charlton               0- 0                                                                                                   
93  Chris Coding                  0- 0                                                                                                   
16  Richard Coes                 13-13  D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS  
21  James Colzie                  8- 0          xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx       
79  Forrest Conoly                1- 0                                                                          xx                       
 1  Andre Cooper                  5- 0  xx              xx              xx              xx                              xx               
93  Chris Cowart                 11- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
56  Sam Cowart                   10- 0  xx              xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx              xx
45  Henri Crockett               10- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx
32  Zack Crockett                 0- 0                                                                                                   
59  Andy Crowe                    1- 0                                                                          xx                       
82  Terry Davis                   1- 0                                                                          xx                       
 7  Aaron Dely                    0- 0                                                                                                   
70  John Donaldson                0- 0                                                                                                   
28  Warrick Dunn                 13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
30  'OMar Ellison                 7- 0          xx      xx                              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx               
60  Marvin Ferrell               13-13  O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT  
72  Larry Fleming                 1- 0                                  xx                                                               
44  William Floyd                13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
71  Todd Fordham                  0- 0                                                                                                   
73  Greg Frey                     0- 0                                                                                                   
12  Matt Frier                   13-13  O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR  
 4  Corey Fuller                  0- 0                                                                                                   
21  Arthur Gates                  0- 0                                                                                                   
23  Shawn Gay                     0- 0                                                                                                   
 6  Steve Gilmer                  0- 0                                                                                                   
87  Billy Glenn                   1- 0                                                                          xx                       
84  E.G. Green                    0- 0                                                                                                   
42  Jermaine Green                6- 0          xx      xx                                              xx      xx      xx              xx
99  Dulack Guerrier               6- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx              xx                       
18  Sean Hamlet                   8- 0  xx              xx      xx      xx              xx              xx              xx      xx       
77  Jesus Hernandez               1- 0                                                                          xx                       
38  Scott Holmes                  0- 0                                                                                                   
40  Alonzo Horner                12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
70  Mark Jackson                  0- 0                                                                                                   
35  Sean Jackson                 13-13  O-RB    O-RB    O-RB    O-RB    O-RB    O-RB    O-RB    O-RB    O-RB    O-RB    O-RB    O-RB    O-RB  
85  Lonnie Johnson               10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx              xx      xx      xx       
13  Danny Kanell                  5- 1  xx              xx                              xx              O-QB    xx                       
19  Mack Knight                  11- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx              xx      xx
81  Kevin Knox                   13-13  O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR  
38  Dan LaRose                    0- 0                                                                                                   
67  Juan Laureano                13-13  O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST  
29  Sean Liss                    11- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx
51  Kevin Long                    0- 0                                                                                                   
78  Marcus Long                   1- 0                                                                          xx                       
86  Tyrant Marion                 8- 0  xx      xx      xx              xx      xx                              xx      xx      xx       
19  Danny Marsee                  0- 0                                                                                                   
98  Ben Mayer                     0- 0                                                                                                   
14  Willie McBride                0- 0                                                                                                   
88  Kez McCorvey                 13-13  O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR  
14  Jeff McCrone                  0- 0                                                                                                   
94  Toddrick McIntosh            13-13  D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE  
33  Tiger McMillon                0- 0                                                                                                   
69  Patrick McNeil               13-13  O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG  
89  Wayne Messam                  4- 0          xx      xx                                              xx              xx               
62  Mike Miller                   0- 0                                                                                                   
37  Jeremy Morris                 0- 0                                                                                                   
84  Robert Morris                 0- 0                                                                                                   
 9  Dan Mowrey                    3- 0                  xx                                      xx      xx                               
57  John Nance                   13-13  D-NT    D-NT    D-NT    D-NT    D-NT    D-NT    D-NT    D-NT    D-NT    D-NT    D-NT    D-NT    D-NT  
92  Gerald Owens                  0- 0                                                                                                   
39  Melvin Pearsall               0- 0                                                                                                   
95  Julian Pittman                0- 0                                                                                                   
24  Rock Preston                  0- 0                                                                                                   
48  Todd Rebol                   13-13  D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB 
15  Phillip Riley                 6- 0                                  xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx              xx
47  James Roberson               13-13  D-LOLB  D-LOLB  D-LOLB  D-LOLB  D-LOLB  D-LOLB  D-LOLB  D-LOLB  D-LOLB  D-LOLB  D-LOLB  D-LOLB  D-LOLB
 8  Corey Sawyer                 13-13  D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB 
37  Kendrick Scott                1- 0                                                                          xx                       
46  Travis Sherman               10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx              xx       
53  Clay Shiver                  13-13  O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C   
41  Phillip Simpson               0- 0                                                                                                   
63  Matthew Siner                 0- 0                                                                                                   
43  Eric Smith                   10- 0  xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx       
22  Marquette Smith               8- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                                       
35  Dante Snodgrass               0- 0                                                                                                   
96  Connell Spain                 6- 0  xx              xx              xx      xx      xx              xx                               
29  Farrell Spensor               0- 0                                                                                                   
54  Greg Spires                   0- 0                                                                                                   
 5  Jon Stark                     5- 0  xx      xx                      xx                      xx                      xx               
91  Tra Thomas                    0- 0                                                                                                   
66  Lewis Tyre                   13-13  O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG  
80  Tamarick Vanover             13-13  O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR  
49  David Walker                  0- 0                                                                                                   
81  Torledo Wall                  0- 0                                                                                                   
17  Charlie Ward                 12-12  O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB            O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB  
27  Rodney Wells                  0- 0                                                                                                   
31  Pooh Bear Williams            8- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx              xx               
97  Rhodney Williams              2- 0  xx                              xx                                                               
55  Reinard Wilson                9- 0  xx              xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx              xx       
 6  Harold Wright                 0- 0                                                                                                   

FLORIDA STATE 42, KANSAS 0

08/28/1993, Kickoff Classic, East Rutherford, NJ

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From the 1994 FSU Media Guide, Page 81.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - In its second pre-season classic in three years, Florida State opened the 1993 campaign by routing Kansas 42-0 in the 11th Annual Kickoff Classic on a sweltering hot day at Meadowlands Stadium.

Heading into the season, the Seminoles' main concern was its defense, which returned only five starters and lost two defensive backs for the season on the first day of fall practice. Against Kansas, the Florida State defense silenced the critics with its first shutout since 1991, preserved by a historic goal line stand.

Kansas started the game in excellent field position after George White returned the opening kickoff to the Seminole 38 yard line. KU drove to the FSU 19, where Dan Eichloff booted a 36 yard field goal. But a roughing the kicker penalty gave the Jayhawks a new set of downs and erased the three points from the scoreboard. Kansas moved the ball 13 yards to the FSU 6, but Eichloff missed a 23 yard try wide left.

Florida State's Fast Break Offense, led by quarterback Charlie Ward, marched down the field on its first possession of the season on a near flawless 12 play, 80 yard drive. Ward was 7 of 9 for 67 yards passing on the drive, which was capped by Sean Jackson's 4 yard run.

Florida State's special teams got into the scoring column late in the first quarter. Senior Lonnie Johnson blocked a punt and Clifton Abraham claimed it in the end zone to give the Seminoles a 14-0 lead.

Although the offense would amass a Kickoff Classic record 31 first downs and 538 yards of total offense, it was the FSU defense which stole the show. On KU's next possession, the Tribe turned back the Jayhawks six times inside the 1 yard line, frustrating Kansas with a goal line stand that will forever be engraved in the lore of the 1993 season. Cornerback Corey Sawyer and linebacker Ken Alexander pulled down tailback Charles Henley just short of the endzone on fourth down, turning back the Jayhawks for good.

Florida State's offense ended any doubts about the game's outcome by driving 99 yards in 2:34. The 8 play drive was highlighted by Jackson's 40 yard halfback pass to Kevin Knox, setting up a William Floyd 2 yard touchdown run that gave FSU a 21-0 halftime lead.

The offense continued to dominate Kansas in the second half. The Seminoles scored on their opening possession when Jackson galloped 30 yards for a touchdown, putting Florida State ahead 28-0.

Freshman tight end Rhodney Williams concluded the scoring when he caught a 21 yard touchdown pass from Jon Stark with 2:17 left in the game.

Ward completed 16 of 26 passes for 194 yards, and Kez McCorvey was named the ABC Chevrolet Player of the Game with five catches for 107 yards. Derrick Brooks made 13 tackles, including two tackles for loss, to lead a marvelous defensive effort.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
KANSAS
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
14
7
14
7
42

1st   0- 0  Opp, 23, field goal failed, 9:52 
      7- 0  Sean Jackson, 4, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 5:21 
     14- 0  Clifton Abraham, 0, punt return/blocked punt (Scott Bentley, kick), 0:29 
            Note: Lonnie Johnson blocked a punt which Abraham recovered 
                  in the end zone.                                      
2nd  21- 0  William Floyd, 2, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 0:41 
3rd  28- 0  Sean Jackson, 30, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 13:29
     35- 0  Marquette Smith, 11, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 7:17 
4th  35- 0  Opp, 27, field goal failed, 13:12
     42- 0  Rhodney Williams, 21, pass from Jon Stark (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:17 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 31 12 Rushes-yards 39-248 43-122 Passing 290 118 Att-Comp-Int 31-19-0 18-10-0 Total Yards 70-538 61-240 Punt Returns 3-29 2-12 Kickoff Returns 0-0 4-115 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 4-44.0 7-42.0 Sacks By-Yds 5-38 2-5 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 15-78 7-60 3rd Down Conversions 2-7 3-14 Time of Posession 26:05 33:55 Attendance 51,734 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Marquette Smith 10- 83 Warrick Dunn 8- 67 Sean Jackson 7- 64 William Floyd 4- 20 Clyde Allen 2- 11 Tamarick Vanover 2- 3 Clifton Abraham 1- 2 Charlie Ward 4- 0 Jon Stark 1- -2 Receiving Kez McCorvey 5- 107 Kevin Knox 2- 51 Tamarick Vanover 4- 36 Andre Cooper 1- 35 Matt Frier 2- 23 Rhodney Williams 1- 21 Sean Jackson 2- 14 William Floyd 2- 3 Passing Charlie Ward 26-16-0-194 Jon Stark 3- 2-0- 56 Sean Jackson 1- 1-0- 40 Danny Kanell 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 2- 20 Lonnie Johnson 1- 9 Clifton Abraham 0- 0 Punting Sean Liss 4- 176 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Derrick Brooks 8 3 11 4.0- 10.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 6 1 7 . . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 4 1 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 5 . 5 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion 2 2 4 2.0- 16.0 2.0- 16.0 . . . . . . . Alonzo Horner 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson 2 2 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Chris Cowart 4 . 4 2.0- 17.0 2.0- 17.0 . . . . . . . Eric Smith 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Travis Sherman 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Mack Knight 2 1 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Richard Coes 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Devin Bush 3 . 3 1.0- 4.0 . . 1 . . . . . Connell Spain 2 . 2 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Lonnie Johnson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . John Nance 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Clyde Allen . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
RB   35  Sean Jackson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
TG   66  Lewis Tyre
ST   67  Juan Laureano
SG   69  Patrick McNeil
WR   80  Tamarick Vanover
WR   81  Kevin Knox
WR   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
ROLB 10  Derrick Brooks
SS   11  Devin Bush
FS   16  Richard Coes
SLB  36  Ken Alexander
LOLB 47  James Roberson
WLB  48  Todd Rebol
NT   57  John Nance
RE   90  Derrick Alexander
LE   94  Toddrick McIntosh
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Andre Cooper
 3  Scott Bentley
 5  Jon Stark
13  Danny Kanell
18  Sean Hamlet
19  Mack Knight
20  Clyde Allen
22  Marquette Smith
23  Byron Capers
28  Warrick Dunn
29  Sean Liss
##  NAME
-----------------------------
40  Alonzo Horner
43  Eric Smith
44  William Floyd
46  Travis Sherman
55  Reinard Wilson
56  Sam Cowart
85  Lonnie Johnson
86  Tyrant Marion
93  Chris Cowart
96  Connell Spain
97  Rhodney Williams

FLORIDA STATE 45, DUKE 7

09/04/1993, DURHAM, NC

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From the 1994 FSU Media Guide, Page 82.

DURHAM, NC - Rain soaked conditions could not neutralize the overwhelming power of Florida State as the Seminoles soundly defeated Duke 45-7. The Seminoles dominated every aspect of the game,outgaining the Blue Devils 628-147 in total yards, while limiting the Duke rushing attack to 17 yards.

The scoring combination of Charlie Ward to Tamarick Vanover hooked up for the first time in 1993 when Ward finished a 9 play, 84 yard opening drive by finding Vanover on a 32 yard touchdown pass.

The defense proved it could shut down its opponents and score as well. Linebacker Derrick Brooks intercepted a Joe Pickens pass and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown as the Seminoles tacked on 22 second quarter points on their way to a 29-0 halftime lead.

After a Duke punt, Sean Jackson wasted no time in providing another FSU touchdown by running up the middle 54 yards for a score. On the night, FSU tallied 279 yards on the ground with Jackson earning 107 yards on 13 carries to lead all rushers.

Ward displayed his multidimensional qualities by finishing a 5 play, 62 yard drive with an 11 yand touchdown run with 2:44 left in the half. The senior quarterback left the game after one touchdown drive early in the third quarter, but not before completing 22 of 31 passes for 272 yards.

A Duke fake punt try failed, leading to the Seminoles' third consecutive score. Freshman Scott Bentley nailed his first career field goal from 20 yards out to end the first half.

Florida State continued the romp in the second half, highlighted by Pooh Bear Williams' 47 yard touchdown jaunt in which he bulldozed through and then outran Blue Devil defenders.

Bentley added a 26 yard field goal before Duke finally got on the board. After blocking an FSU punt, Duke took over on the FSU 1 yard line. Tailback J.D. Lewis ran into the endzone untouched as Duke avoided the shutout.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
22
13
3
45
DUKE
0
0
0
7
7

1st   7- 0  Tamarick Vanover, 32, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 7:35 
2nd   7- 0  Scott Bentley, 32, field goal failed, 11:31
     13- 0  Derrick Brooks, 32, interception return (Scott Bentley, kick failed), 9:55 
     20- 0  Sean Jackson, 54, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 5:15 
     26- 0  Charlie Ward, 11, run (Scott Bentley, kick blocked), 2:44 
     29- 0  Scott Bentley, 20, field goal, 0:01 
3rd  35- 0  Kez McCorvey, 3, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick blocked), 3:36 
     42- 0  Pooh Bear Williams, 47, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:32 
4th  45- 0  Scott Bentley, 27, field goal, 7:45 
     45- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 4:07 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 12 Rushes-yards 42-279 20- 17 Passing 349 130 Att-Comp-Int 36-26-0 45-15-3 Total Yards 78-628 65-147 Punt Returns 3-17 4-40 Kickoff Returns 2-16 8-186 Interception Ret. 3-38 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 5-35.2 9-38.6 Sacks By-Yds 3-30 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1 Penalties-Yds 11-98 5-46 3rd Down Conversions 7-15 1-13 Time of Posession 34:25 25:35 Attendance 26,800 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sean Jackson 13- 107 Pooh Bear Williams 4- 58 Marquette Smith 14- 42 Charlie Ward 5- 41 William Floyd 3- 25 'OMar Ellison 1- 6 Warrick Dunn 2- 0 Receiving Kez McCorvey 7- 76 Warrick Dunn 2- 66 Tamarick Vanover 3- 62 Matt Frier 4- 46 Sean Jackson 3- 37 Kevin Knox 2- 27 Wayne Messam 2- 16 Marquette Smith 1- 8 Lonnie Johnson 1- 7 William Floyd 1- 5 Passing Charlie Ward 31-22-0-272 Jon Stark 5- 4-0- 77 Kickoff Return Corey Sawyer 3- 17 Matt Frier 2- 16 Punting Sean Liss 5- 176 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ken Alexander 4 4 8 . . . . . . . . . Devin Bush 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion 1 3 4 2.0- 19.0 2.0- 19.0 . . . . . . . Alonzo Horner 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 1 2 3 1.0- 11.0 1.0- 11.0 1- 32 . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Jermaine Green 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 1 1 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Richard Coes . 2 2 . . 1- 6 1 . . . . . Todd Rebol . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander . 2 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 1 1 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Travis Sherman 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Matt Frier 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . John Nance . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Enzo Armella 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mack Knight . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Dulack Guerrier . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . William Floyd 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Cowart . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
RB   35  Sean Jackson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
TG   66  Lewis Tyre
ST   67  Juan Laureano
SG   69  Patrick McNeil
WR   80  Tamarick Vanover
WR   81  Kevin Knox
WR   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
ROLB 10  Derrick Brooks
SS   11  Devin Bush
FS   16  Richard Coes
SLB  36  Ken Alexander
LOLB 47  James Roberson
WLB  48  Todd Rebol
NT   57  John Nance
RE   90  Derrick Alexander
LE   94  Toddrick McIntosh
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Scott Bentley
 5  Jon Stark
19  Mack Knight
21  James Colzie
22  Marquette Smith
23  Byron Capers
28  Warrick Dunn
29  Sean Liss
30  'OMar Ellison
31  Pooh Bear Williams
40  Alonzo Horner
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  Jermaine Green
44  William Floyd
45  Henri Crockett
46  Travis Sherman
75  Enzo Armella
85  Lonnie Johnson
86  Tyrant Marion
89  Wayne Messam
93  Chris Cowart
99  Dulack Guerrier

FLORIDA STATE 57, CLEMSON 0

09/11/1993, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1994 FSU Media Guide, Page 83.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State christened newly expanded Doak Cambell Stadium by dominating No. 17 Clemson 57-0 in front of a record crowd of 74,991. The Tribe handed the Tigers their worst loss in 62 years and improved to 3-0 on the year.

After forcing a Clemson punt, the Seminoles wasted little time. Charlie Ward, who had Heisman like numbers of 25 for 33 for 317 yards and four touchdowns before exiting in the third quarter, drove FSU 91 yards in 10 plays. He hit Sean Jackson with a 3 yard touchdown pass for the first score.

Kicker Scott Bentley gave FSU more to cheer about when he connected on a career long 47 yard field goal. The kick capped a 9 play, 43 yard drive which was kept alive by a 27 yard third down scamper by Ward.

Florida State's Kentucky Derby Offense, in which the second team entered the game for the first play of a drive, provided more fireworks when tight end Lonnie Johnson hauled in a Danny Kanell pass and ran through the Tiger secondary en route to a 78 yard touchdown. Bentley's extra point attempt was blocked and picked up by Tiger Brian Dawkins, who looked as if he would score until Bentley chased him down and tackled him at the 12 yard line to preserve the shutout.

Not to be outdone, the special teams scored minutes later. Clifton Abraham recovered Derrick Brooks' blocked punt in the endzone, making the score 23-0 less than a minute into the second quarter.

Clemson drove to the Seminole 14 on its next possession. But Brooks tackled Rodney Blunt for a two yard loss, and Patrick Sapp was sacked by James Roberson. After an incomplete pass, Clemson's Nelson Welch missed a 42 yard field goal.

The Tigers quickly regained the ball after an FSU bumble and advanced to the Seminole 4 yard line on a 52 yard completion from Sapp to split end Terry Smith. However, the defense responded with an impressive goal line stand that ended when Abraham and Alonzo Horner stuffed Blunt for the fourth consecutive time. On the afternoon the Seminole defense, led by an eight tackle performance by Ken Alexander, held the Tiger ground game to just 73 yards.

In a game that saw nine different Seminoles score, Florida State produced 34 points in a second half filled with new faces. The FSU defense scored its fourth touchdown of the year when Brooks scooped up a fumble and returned it 83 yards to make the final score 57-0. Brooks' return also gave the Seminole defense a 24-7 scoring edge over its opponents' through three games.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CLEMSON
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
10
13
20
14
57

1st   7- 0  Sean Jackson, 3, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 9:05 
     10- 0  Scott Bentley, 47, field goal, 1:34 
2nd  16- 0  Lonnie Johnson, 78, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick blocked), 14:34
     23- 0  Clifton Abraham, 0, punt return/blocked punt (Scott Bentley, kick), 12:00
            Note: Derrick Brooks blocked a punt which Abraham recovered 
                  in the end zone.                                      
3rd  23- 0  Opp, 42, field goal failed, 8:04 
     30- 0  Lonnie Johnson, 2, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 7:31 
     36- 0  Warrick Dunn, 16, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick failed), 5:42 
     43- 0  Wayne Messam, 12, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 1:29 
4th  50- 0  Marquette Smith, 22, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick), 11:06
     57- 0  Derrick Brooks, 83, fumble recovery/return (Dan Mowrey, kick), 6:16 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 31 17 Rushes-yards 36-192 38- 73 Passing 442 227 Att-Comp-Int 37-29-0 32-16-1 Total Yards 73-634 70-300 Punt Returns 6-84 1-18 Kickoff Returns 0-0 9-171 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-83 2-0 Punts 2-29.0 9-32.0 Sacks By-Yds 2-20 1-10 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 2-2 Penalties-Yds 7-65 6-48 3rd Down Conversions 8-11 7-20 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 26:54 33:06 Attendance 74,991 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 7- 46 Sean Jackson 8- 41 Charlie Ward 4- 32 William Floyd 4- 30 Pooh Bear Williams 6- 22 Marquette Smith 5- 19 Clyde Allen 1- 3 Danny Kanell 1- -1 Receiving Kevin Knox 7- 99 Lonnie Johnson 2- 80 Kez McCorvey 3- 54 Tamarick Vanover 2- 43 Matt Frier 2- 38 Andre Cooper 2- 28 Marquette Smith 1- 22 William Floyd 2- 19 Sean Jackson 5- 18 Warrick Dunn 1- 16 'OMar Ellison 1- 13 Wayne Messam 1- 12 Passing Charlie Ward 33-25-0-317 Danny Kanell 4- 4-0-125 Punt Return Kez McCorvey 2- 47 Derrick Brooks 1- 35 Corey Sawyer 3- 2 Clifton Abraham 0- 0 Punting Sean Liss 2- 58 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ken Alexander 3 5 8 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 3 3 6 1.0- 2.0 . . 2 . 2- 83 . 1 . Toddrick McIntosh . 5 5 . . . . . . . . . John Nance . 5 5 . . . . . . . . . Alonzo Horner 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Matt Frier 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson 1 3 4 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 2 2 4 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Clifton Abraham 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Connell Spain . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Enzo Armella 1 2 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Travis Sherman . 3 3 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 1 1 2 0.5- 5.5 0.5- 5.5 . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson . 2 2 0.5- 5.5 0.5- 5.5 . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Mack Knight 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Chris Cowart . 1 1 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Dulack Guerrier 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . James Colzie . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Richard Coes . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Scott Bentley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jermaine Green 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Harold Battles . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
RB   35  Sean Jackson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
TG   66  Lewis Tyre
ST   67  Juan Laureano
SG   69  Patrick McNeil
WR   80  Tamarick Vanover
WR   81  Kevin Knox
WR   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
ROLB 10  Derrick Brooks
SS   11  Devin Bush
FS   16  Richard Coes
SLB  36  Ken Alexander
LOLB 47  James Roberson
WLB  48  Todd Rebol
NT   57  John Nance
RE   90  Derrick Alexander
LE   94  Toddrick McIntosh
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Andre Cooper
 3  Scott Bentley
 9  Dan Mowrey
13  Danny Kanell
18  Sean Hamlet
19  Mack Knight
20  Clyde Allen
21  James Colzie
22  Marquette Smith
23  Byron Capers
26  Harold Battles
28  Warrick Dunn
29  Sean Liss
30  'OMar Ellison
31  Pooh Bear Williams
##  NAME
-----------------------------
40  Alonzo Horner
42  Jermaine Green
43  Eric Smith
44  William Floyd
45  Henri Crockett
46  Travis Sherman
55  Reinard Wilson
56  Sam Cowart
75  Enzo Armella
85  Lonnie Johnson
86  Tyrant Marion
89  Wayne Messam
93  Chris Cowart
96  Connell Spain
99  Dulack Guerrier

FLORIDA STATE 33, NORTH CAROLINA 7

09/18/1993, CHAPEL HILL, NC

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From the 1994 FSU Media Guide, Page 85.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Florida State gained the inside track on the Atlantic Coast Conference championship by turning back North Carolina 33-7 before a record crowd of 54,100 at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. In a game called "the biggest in North Carolina history," the Seminoles came away with an impressive road victory over the 13th ranked Tar Heels.

After Charlie Ward threw his first interception of the season on the Seminoles' opening drive, and an exchange of punts, the Tribe fell behind for the first time in 1993 when UNC quarterback Jason Stanicek found a diving Bucky Brooks in the end zone. The 28 yard touchdown pass gave the Tar Heels a 7-0 advantage.

FSU answered later in the quarter when freshman Warrick Dunn caught a 16 yard pass from Ward to even the score. Ward led the 8 play, 80 yard drive by hitting 7 of 7 passes for 69 yards and rushing for 11 more.

After linebacker Chris Cowart recovered a Stanicek fumble at the Florida State 41, the offense embarked on its second scoring drive of the night. The Seminoles drove 49 yards in 11 plays to set up a 27 yard field goal by Scott Bentley that gave FSU the lead for good at 10-7.

Florida State broke the game open with a 17 point outburst in the third quarter. After FSU's defense forced UNC to punt after three plays on the half's first series, the Fast Break Offense went to work. Ward hit Kevin Knox with a 33-yard scoring strike to stake the Seminoles to a 17-7 advantage.

Mike Thomas replaced Stanicek at quarterback on the Tar Heels' next possession. FSU safety Richard Coes picked off Thomas' first attempt and returned the ball 30 yards to set up Bentley's second field goal, a 21 yarder that made the score 20-7.

On UNC's next drive, Thomas was the victim of more Seminole thievery. Derrick Brooks intercepted a pass and raced 49 yards for a touchdown to give FSU a 20 point lead after three quarters. Brooks' return marked the third straight game in which the junior scored a touchdown.

Florida State capped off the scoring at the start of the final stanza. Fullback William Floyd plowed in from two yards out at the end of a 9 play, 77 yard drive, keyed by a 28 yard run by Ward.

The Tribe defense was again outstanding, limiting the vaunted Tar Heel ground attack to just 104 yards on 42 attempts and forcing three turnovers.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
3
17
6
33
NORTH CAROLINA
7
0
0
0
7

1st   0- 7  Opp, 28, pass (kick), 6:21 
      7- 7  Warrick Dunn, 16, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 1:31 
2nd  10- 7  Scott Bentley, 27, field goal, 0:48 
3rd  17- 7  Kevin Knox, 33, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 11:52
     20- 7  Scott Bentley, 21, field goal, 6:36 
     27- 7  Derrick Brooks, 49, interception return (Scott Bentley, kick), 4:02 
4th  33- 7  William Floyd, 2, run (Scott Bentley, kick failed), 8:25 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 26 15 Rushes-yards 30-186 42-104 Passing 303 175 Att-Comp-Int 42-27-1 24-12-2 Total Yards 72-489 66-279 Punt Returns 4-24 1-2 Kickoff Returns 2-20 5-92 Interception Ret. 2-79 1-0 Fumble Returns 3-0 3-3 Punts 2-41.0 7-41.6 Sacks By-Yds 5-29 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 2-1 Penalties-Yds 8-55 2-23 3rd Down Conversions 7-13 2-14 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-1 Time of Posession 28:46 31:14 Attendance 54,100 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Charlie Ward 5- 69 Sean Jackson 9- 42 Marquette Smith 7- 28 Tamarick Vanover 1- 24 William Floyd 4- 12 Warrick Dunn 3- 6 Pooh Bear Williams 1- 5 Receiving Kez McCorvey 6- 75 Kevin Knox 4- 61 Tamarick Vanover 5- 46 Warrick Dunn 3- 38 Lonnie Johnson 3- 34 Marquette Smith 2- 32 Matt Frier 2- 10 William Floyd 1- 4 Sean Jackson 1- 3 Passing Charlie Ward 41-27-1-303 Sean Jackson 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 4- 24 Kickoff Return Matt Frier 1- 15 Warrick Dunn 1- 5 Punting Sean Liss 2- 82 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ken Alexander 9 2 11 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 5 3 8 3.0- 7.0 . . 1 . . 1 . . Derrick Brooks 3 4 7 . . 1- 49 . . . 1 . . John Nance 4 3 7 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 3 2 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Mack Knight 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 3 1 4 3.0- 17.0 3.0- 17.0 . . . . . . . Devin Bush 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson 2 1 3 2.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Chris Cowart 2 1 3 2.0- 12.0 2.0- 12.0 . . . 1- 0 . . . Eric Smith 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Richard Coes 2 . 2 . . 1- 30 . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 1 1 2 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Alonzo Horner 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Enzo Armella 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Travis Sherman 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Dulack Guerrier 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Matt Frier 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
RB   35  Sean Jackson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
TG   66  Lewis Tyre
ST   67  Juan Laureano
SG   69  Patrick McNeil
WR   80  Tamarick Vanover
WR   81  Kevin Knox
WR   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
ROLB 10  Derrick Brooks
SS   11  Devin Bush
FS   16  Richard Coes
SLB  36  Ken Alexander
LOLB 47  James Roberson
WLB  48  Todd Rebol
NT   57  John Nance
RE   90  Derrick Alexander
LE   94  Toddrick McIntosh
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Scott Bentley
18  Sean Hamlet
19  Mack Knight
21  James Colzie
22  Marquette Smith
28  Warrick Dunn
29  Sean Liss
31  Pooh Bear Williams
40  Alonzo Horner
43  Eric Smith
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  William Floyd
45  Henri Crockett
46  Travis Sherman
52  Daryl Bush
55  Reinard Wilson
56  Sam Cowart
75  Enzo Armella
85  Lonnie Johnson
93  Chris Cowart
99  Dulack Guerrier

FLORIDA STATE 51, GEORGIA TECH 0

10/02/1993, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1994 FSU Media Guide, Page 85.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State would not need a late rally to best Georgia Tech in 1993. On a sunny afternoon, FSU dominated the Yellow Jackets on both sides of the ball to claim a 51-0 win before 74,611 at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Florida State excelled in every facet of the game in running its record to 5-0 and its winning streak to 12. The Tribe rolled up 582 total yards (304 rushing and 278 passing) and 37 first downs, while limiting Tech to 65 yards on the ground, 45 through the air and nine first downs.

Florida State started slowly, its first two drives ending with a missed field goal and a punt. Georgia Tech's first two possessions ended in punts, and the third was stopped when Tech's fourth and 12 pass from the FSU 28 fell short.

After 21 scoreless minutes, the Seminoles scored on their last three possessions of the first half to lead 16-0 at intermission. First, freshman Scott Bentley booted a 20 yard field goal midway through the second quarter. Marquette Smith's 18 yard run and Tamarick Vanover's 17 yard run on a reverse keyed the drive.

After a Tech punt, Ward and Company went to work again. A 19 yard Ward to Lonnie Johnson connection put the Seminoles on the GT 5. One play later, the same combo hooked up for the touchdown.

Corey Sawyer's interception set up the Seminoles' two minute offense as halftime approached. Ward scrambled for 21 yards and threw for 35,including the final 17 on a perfect strike to Kez McCorvey, who would lead the Seminoles with seven catches for 87 yards in the game.

The second half turned into the "Warrick Dunn Show" as the freshman sensation found the endzone three times. He scored on the opening drive of the third quarter on a 14 yard run, then caught a 7 yard scoring pass from Ward to make the lead 30-0 at 4:52 of the third period.

Ward, who completed 21 of 28 passes for 222 yards on the day, threw his fourth TD pass on the final play of the third quarter, hitting Kevin Knox for 11 yards to make it 37-0 after three.

Dunn and Smith finished the scoring with 4 and 8 yard touchdown runs, respectively, in the final period, as Jon Stark led the offense at quarterback. Sophomore defensive end Derrick Alexander led the Seminole defensive effort with 10 tackles, a tackle for loss and two sacks as FSU recorded its third shutout of 1993.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
GEORGIA TECH
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
16
21
14
51

1st   0- 0  Scott Bentley, 33, field goal failed, 9:24 
2nd   3- 0  Scott Bentley, 20, field goal, 8:33 
     10- 0  Lonnie Johnson, 5, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 3:07 
     16- 0  Kez McCorvey, 17, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick failed), 0:26 
3rd  23- 0  Warrick Dunn, 14, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 13:28
     30- 0  Warrick Dunn, 7, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 4:52 
     37- 0  Kevin Knox, 11, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 0:00 
4th  44- 0  Warrick Dunn, 4, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 6:14 
     51- 0  Marquette Smith, 8, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 0:39 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 37 9 Rushes-yards 53-304 31- 65 Passing 278 45 Att-Comp-Int 35-27-0 18-8-1 Total Yards 88-582 49-110 Punt Returns 6-66 2-19 Kickoff Returns 0-0 5-113 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 2-45.5 9-39.4 Sacks By-Yds 3-20 1-14 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-0 Penalties-Yds 8-70 5-54 3rd Down Conversions 9-13 2-13 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 34:49 25:11 Attendance 74,611 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sean Jackson 11- 70 Marquette Smith 9- 63 William Floyd 8- 47 Charlie Ward 8- 36 Warrick Dunn 7- 32 Pooh Bear Williams 4- 29 Tamarick Vanover 2- 15 Jon Stark 2- 4 Phillip Riley 1- 4 Clyde Allen 1- 4 Receiving Kez McCorvey 7- 87 Sean Jackson 5- 41 Matt Frier 3- 34 Warrick Dunn 2- 28 Lonnie Johnson 2- 24 Kevin Knox 2- 21 Andre Cooper 2- 21 Tamarick Vanover 1- 7 Phillip Riley 1- 7 Rhodney Williams 1- 6 Pooh Bear Williams 1- 4 Passing Charlie Ward 28-21-0-222 Jon Stark 7- 6-0- 56 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 6- 66 Punting Sean Liss 2- 91 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Derrick Brooks 5 4 9 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 3 4 7 2.0- 6.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 2 2 4 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 3 . 3 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Alonzo Horner 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Mack Knight . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Travis Sherman 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Dulack Guerrier . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . John Nance 1 1 2 . . . 2 . . . . . Chris Cowart 1 1 2 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers . 2 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Connell Spain . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Enzo Armella 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Eric Smith . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Larry Fleming . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 1 . 1 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
RB   35  Sean Jackson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
TG   66  Lewis Tyre
ST   67  Juan Laureano
SG   69  Patrick McNeil
WR   80  Tamarick Vanover
WR   81  Kevin Knox
WR   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
ROLB 10  Derrick Brooks
SS   11  Devin Bush
FS   16  Richard Coes
SLB  36  Ken Alexander
LOLB 47  James Roberson
WLB  48  Todd Rebol
NT   57  John Nance
RE   90  Derrick Alexander
LE   94  Toddrick McIntosh
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Andre Cooper
 3  Scott Bentley
 5  Jon Stark
15  Phillip Riley
18  Sean Hamlet
19  Mack Knight
20  Clyde Allen
22  Marquette Smith
23  Byron Capers
28  Warrick Dunn
29  Sean Liss
31  Pooh Bear Williams
40  Alonzo Horner
43  Eric Smith
##  NAME
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44  William Floyd
45  Henri Crockett
46  Travis Sherman
52  Daryl Bush
55  Reinard Wilson
56  Sam Cowart
72  Larry Fleming
75  Enzo Armella
85  Lonnie Johnson
86  Tyrant Marion
93  Chris Cowart
96  Connell Spain
97  Rhodney Williams
99  Dulack Guerrier

FLORIDA STATE 28, MIAMI 10

10/09/1993, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1994 FSU Media Guide, Page 86.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the first time in three years, the outcome of the annual show down between Florida State and Miami did not come down to a field goal attempt in the game's final minute. FSU did not let it come to that, using a pair of big plays early to derail the Hurricanes, 28-10.

Both of FSU's big gainers went for touchdowns, and both came in the game's opening quarter. Before the Doak Campbell Stadium record crowd of 77,813 could settle into their seats, tailback Sean Jackson swept around right end and raced 69 yards to the end zone to give FSU the lead just 3:43 into the game.

The third ranked 'Canes answered seven minutes later when Donnell Bennett capped a 9 play, 80 yard drive with a 6-yard TD reception from Frank Costa.

With the score knotted at seven, FSU's Fast Break Offense took just three plays to give the Seminoles the lead for good. On third and 10 from the FSU 28, Charlie Ward broke out of the pocket and scrambled to his right. On the run, he lofted a ball over two UM defenders to a streaking Matt Frier in stride for a 72-yard score.

Ward gave the Seminoles a 14 point halftime advantage when he scrambled into the end zone from two yards away early in quarter number two. The touchdown was made possible by a key play on the only third down of the drive. On third and seven from its own 43, freshman tailback Warrick Dunn lined up next to Ward in the shotgun. Instead of snapping the ball back to Ward, FSU center Clay Shiver hit Dunn with a direct snap that surprised the Miami defense. Twenty seven yards later, Dunn picked up a first down at the UM 30, and Florida State was on its way to a touchdown.

Thanks to strong play by the two defenses, two Florida State fumbles and a missed field goal by Miami, the score remained 21-7 until early in the fourth quarter. Then, Miami kicker Dane Prewitt narrowed the margin to 21-10 with a 23-yard field goal. The kick ended a 16 play, 74-yand drive that ate up 8:06 and had the Campbell Stadium faithful fearing another Hurricane comeback.

The Miami defense stiffened, forcing an FSU punt. But UM got nowhere on its next possession. The Seminoles took almost 2:30 off the clock on its next drive, but a punt gave Miami the ball at its own 23.

From there, Florida State strong safety Devin Bush, a Miami native, snatched a Frank Costa pass and went 40 yards for a score to provide the final margin. The interception was the first of Bush's career.

Its spirit broken, UM was unable to move the ball on its next try, and Florida State ran out the final 4:21.

On the day, the Seminoles rolled up 450 yards of total offense and averaged 7.4 yards per play, while the FSU defense limited the potent Miami air attack to just 193 yards, despite playing most of the second half without All-American Derrick Brooks and the third quarter without leading tackler Ken Alexander. The victory stopped Miami's three game series winning streak and was Florida State's second in its last nine tries against the Hurricanes.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MIAMI
7
0
0
3
10
FLORIDA STATE
14
7
0
7
28

1st   7- 0  Sean Jackson, 69, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 11:17
      7- 7  Opp, 6, pass (kick), 4:09 
     14- 7  Matt Frier, 72, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:46 
2nd  21- 7  Charlie Ward, 2, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 13:37
     21- 7  Opp, 42, field goal failed, 7:41 
4th  21-10  Opp, 23, field goal, 14:07
     28-10  Devin Bush, 40, interception return (Scott Bentley, kick), 4:59 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 21 Rushes-yards 30-194 33-127 Passing 256 193 Att-Comp-Int 31-21-0 43-21-1 Total Yards 61-450 76-320 Punt Returns 0-0 2-14 Kickoff Returns 3-54 4-69 Interception Ret. 1-40 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 6-41.3 8-34.6 Sacks By-Yds 1-8 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1 Penalties-Yds 11-92 4-30 3rd Down Conversions 6-13 8-19 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 28:06 31:54 Attendance 77,813 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sean Jackson 10- 98 Warrick Dunn 6- 67 Charlie Ward 8- 17 William Floyd 2- 13 Phillip Riley 1- 2 Marquette Smith 3- -3 Receiving Matt Frier 2- 81 Kez McCorvey 5- 77 Tamarick Vanover 7- 66 Kevin Knox 4- 34 Sean Jackson 2- -1 Warrick Dunn 1- -1 Passing Charlie Ward 31-21-0-256 Kickoff Return Warrick Dunn 2- 29 Tamarick Vanover 1- 25 Punting Sean Liss 6- 248 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Clifton Abraham 3 7 10 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Devin Bush 2 5 7 1.0- 2.0 . 1- 40 2 . . . . . Todd Rebol . 7 7 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 1 5 6 1.0- 3.0 . . 1 . . . . . Corey Sawyer 4 2 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Richard Coes 1 5 6 . . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Tyrant Marion 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . John Nance . 5 5 . . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 3 2 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Derrick Alexander 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Mack Knight 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 1 1 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Connell Spain . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Alonzo Horner . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Travis Sherman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
RB   35  Sean Jackson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
TG   66  Lewis Tyre
ST   67  Juan Laureano
SG   69  Patrick McNeil
WR   80  Tamarick Vanover
WR   81  Kevin Knox
WR   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
ROLB 10  Derrick Brooks
SS   11  Devin Bush
FS   16  Richard Coes
SLB  36  Ken Alexander
LOLB 47  James Roberson
WLB  48  Todd Rebol
NT   57  John Nance
RE   90  Derrick Alexander
LE   94  Toddrick McIntosh
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 3  Scott Bentley
15  Phillip Riley
19  Mack Knight
22  Marquette Smith
28  Warrick Dunn
29  Sean Liss
40  Alonzo Horner
##  NAME
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43  Eric Smith
44  William Floyd
46  Travis Sherman
56  Sam Cowart
86  Tyrant Marion
96  Connell Spain

FLORIDA STATE 40, VIRGINIA 14

10/16/1993, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1994 FSU Media Guide, Page 87.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - One week after the emotional and uplifting victory over Miami, Florida State put itself in the driver's seat for a second straight Atlantic Coast Conference title and a New Year's Day bowl berth with a 40-14 thrashing of Virginia in a battle of unbeatens in Doak Campbell Stadium.

FSU was effective by both land and air in rolling up 560 yards of total offense. Seminole quarterbacks shredded the UVA secondary for 355 yards, while the backs grounded out 205.

A crowd of 76,607 and an ESPN national television audience watched Florida State roll to a 30-0 halftime lead and coast to its 14th consecutive win.

Tamarick Vanover opened the scoring on an 86 yard touchdown catch and run on FSU's second possession. The score came on third and 16 after Ward was sacked for a 10 yard loss.

Ward threw his second scoring pass of the quarter five minutes later. The senior hooked up with Sean Jackson for a five yarder to give the Seminoles a 14-0 advantage at the end of one period.

Freshman kicker Scott Bentley extended the lead to 17 with a 23 yard field goal early in the second quarter after a 12 play, 6:22 drive that covered 64 yards.

FSU went 86 yards for its next score. Fullback William Floyd powered into the end zone from a yard out to give the Seminoles a 23-0 lead. The drive was aided by back to back Ward completions of 28 yards to Warrick Dunn and 20 yards to Kez McCorvey.

After the Seminole defense forced a Cavalier punt on its next possession, the Fast Break Offense moved 66 yards in 48 seconds to give the Seminoles an insurmountable halftime lead. Ward scored from 18 yards out on a highlight film scamper. After dropping back out of the shotgun, Ward pump faked to get a defender off his feet, ducked under him at the line of scrimmage, then scrambled to the five where he hurdled a UVA defender and landed in the end zone.

While the Seminoles were putting on a scoring clinic in the first half, the Cavaliers were forced to punt four times and twice failed on fourth down conversion tries.

The Cavaliers cut the margin to 30-7 on the opening drive of the second half when QB Symmion Willis found Tyrone Davis for a 4 yand score. FSU retaliated on its next drive when Phillip Riley scored his first collegiate touchdown on a spectacular 33 yard catch and run.

The teams traded punts, then Willis threw his second scoring pass of the day, this one to Patrick Jeffers covering 20 yards to make it 37-14 after three quarters.

Bentley finished the scoring with a 33 yard field goal 50 seconds into the final quarter. The Seminoles sent 15th ranked Virginia home with its first loss of the year while improving its record to 6-0.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA
0
0
14
0
14
FLORIDA STATE
14
16
7
3
40

1st   7- 0  Tamarick Vanover, 86, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 10:05
     14- 0  Sean Jackson, 5, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 4:54 
2nd  17- 0  Scott Bentley, 23, field goal, 12:26
     24- 0  William Floyd, 1, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:48 
     30- 0  Charlie Ward, 18, run (Scott Bentley, kick failed), 0:48 
3rd  30- 7  Opp, 4, pass (kick), 10:24
     37- 7  Phillip Riley, 33, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 8:38 
     37-14  Opp, 20, pass (kick), 2:04 
4th  40-14  Scott Bentley, 33, field goal, 14:10


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 29 15 Rushes-yards 42-205 30-172 Passing 355 185 Att-Comp-Int 37-27-0 29-14-1 Total Yards 79-560 59-357 Punt Returns 1-3 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-47 6-134 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 3-41.0 6-43.3 Sacks By-Yds 1-10 1-8 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 5-51 10-70 3rd Down Conversions 8-15 4-13 4th Down Conversions 1-2 0-2 Time of Posession 34:26 25:34 Attendance 76,607 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Pooh Bear Williams 5- 47 William Floyd 8- 44 Charlie Ward 5- 38 Sean Jackson 10- 36 Warrick Dunn 5- 30 Marquette Smith 6- 19 Clyde Allen 2- 1 Tamarick Vanover 1- -10 Receiving Tamarick Vanover 6- 129 Kez McCorvey 4- 54 Phillip Riley 2- 40 Warrick Dunn 1- 28 Matt Frier 1- 24 Kevin Knox 2- 15 Andre Cooper 1- 13 Lonnie Johnson 1- 12 Pooh Bear Williams 1- 11 Sean Jackson 3- 9 Marquette Smith 3- 9 Clyde Allen 1- 6 'OMar Ellison 1- 5 Passing Charlie Ward 31-23-0-322 Danny Kanell 6- 4-0- 33 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 1- 3 Kickoff Return Phillip Riley 2- 47 Punting Sean Liss 3- 123 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Clifton Abraham 4 4 8 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 3 4 7 3.0- 19.0 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 2 5 7 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Alonzo Horner . 7 7 . . . . . . . . . Devin Bush 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol . 5 5 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . John Nance 1 3 4 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Eric Smith . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Connell Spain . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer . 1 1 . . 1- 0 4 . . . . . James Roberson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Travis Sherman . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
RB   35  Sean Jackson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
TG   66  Lewis Tyre
ST   67  Juan Laureano
SG   69  Patrick McNeil
WR   80  Tamarick Vanover
WR   81  Kevin Knox
WR   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
ROLB 10  Derrick Brooks
SS   11  Devin Bush
FS   16  Richard Coes
SLB  36  Ken Alexander
LOLB 47  James Roberson
WLB  48  Todd Rebol
NT   57  John Nance
RE   90  Derrick Alexander
LE   94  Toddrick McIntosh
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 1  Andre Cooper
 3  Scott Bentley
13  Danny Kanell
15  Phillip Riley
18  Sean Hamlet
20  Clyde Allen
21  James Colzie
22  Marquette Smith
23  Byron Capers
28  Warrick Dunn
29  Sean Liss
##  NAME
-----------------------------
30  'OMar Ellison
31  Pooh Bear Williams
40  Alonzo Horner
43  Eric Smith
44  William Floyd
45  Henri Crockett
46  Travis Sherman
55  Reinard Wilson
85  Lonnie Johnson
96  Connell Spain

FLORIDA STATE 54, WAKE FOREST 0

10/30/1993, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1994 FSU Media Guide, Page 88.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Wake Forest became Florida State's fourth shutout victim of the season as the Seminoles clinched a tie for the Atlantic Coast Conference crown with a 54-0 victory. A Doak Campbell Stadium crowd of 66,666 witnessed the Tribe's 18th straight Homecoming win and its 15th straight victory.

FSU's running game paved the way. The Seminoles ran for 414 yards and had four scoring drives of at least 10 plays. Warrick Dunn ran for 162 yards on just eight carries. Sean Jackson also broke the century mark with 116 yards on 16 tries.

Florida State put 17 points on the board in both the first and second quarters to open a 34-0 lead at intermission.

In the first period, FSU got a 25 yard field goal from Scott Bentley to take an early lead. The three pointer capped a 10 play, 69 yard drive that lasted 3:39.

The Seminole defense held on Wake's next possession, and the Tribe offense capitalized. On the first play of the drive, Dunn was off on a 58 yard run which took FSU from its own 11 to the Wake 31. A 19 yard pass to Kez McCorvey and another Dunn run setup William Floyd's 1 yard plunge late in the first quarter.

The defense put points on the board on the Demon Deacons' next possession. Clifton Abraham's first interception of the year covered 29 yards to the endzone to put FSU up by 17.

Florida State forced Wake to go three and out on its next series and Bentley's 27 yard field goal made the score 20-0.

Another Wake three and out gave Florida State the ball back 30 seconds later. A 51 yard, 9 play drive followed. Pooh Bear Williams scored on a 1 yard dive to give the Seminoles a 27 point advantage.

Florida State got the ball back with just over three minutes to go in the first half. Dunn scored four plays later when he took a direct snap from center Clay Shiver and raced 63 yards untouched.

At halftime, the biggest concern was not the score or the shutout, but Charlie Ward's health. The Seminole quarterback went down hard just before halftime and left the game with bruised cartilage between his sternum and ribs.

The FSU offense kept its stride with Jon Stark at quarterback in the second half, scoring three more touchdowns. Tamarick Vanover's 8 yard reverse, Dunn's 5 yard scamper, and Stark's 14 yard pass to Marquette Smith accounted for the second half scoring.

In addition to the shutout, the Seminole defense limited the Demon Deacons to 170 total yards and sacked Wake quarterbacks five times.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
17
17
13
7
54

1st   3- 0  Scott Bentley, 25, field goal, 7:15 
     10- 0  William Floyd, 1, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:02 
     17- 0  Clifton Abraham, 29, interception return (Scott Bentley, kick), 0:36 
2nd  20- 0  Scott Bentley, 27, field goal, 9:28 
     27- 0  Pooh Bear Williams, 1, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 6:01 
     34- 0  Warrick Dunn, 63, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:13 
3rd  41- 0  Tamarick Vanover, 8, run (Dan Mowrey, kick), 11:10
     47- 0  Warrick Dunn, 5, run (Dan Mowrey, kick failed), 3:23 
4th  47- 0  Opp, 27, field goal failed, 8:25 
     54- 0  Marquette Smith, 14, pass from Jon Stark (Dan Mowrey, kick), 2:03 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 35 12 Rushes-yards 53-413 33- 55 Passing 233 115 Att-Comp-Int 34-21-2 31-13-1 Total Yards 87-646 64-170 Punt Returns 1-6 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-6 7-130 Interception Ret. 1-29 2-6 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 1-25.0 9-40.8 Sacks By-Yds 4-47 1-4 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 14-110 7-62 3rd Down Conversions 8-13 5-17 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-1 Time of Posession 31:59 28:01 Attendance 66,666 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Warrick Dunn 8- 162 Sean Jackson 16- 116 Pooh Bear Williams 6- 49 Marquette Smith 7- 45 William Floyd 6- 19 Matt Frier 1- 12 Charlie Ward 4- 9 Jon Stark 2- 2 Tamarick Vanover 2- 0 Clyde Allen 1- 0 Receiving Kez McCorvey 4- 57 Tamarick Vanover 5- 55 Kevin Knox 4- 39 Marquette Smith 3- 32 'OMar Ellison 1- 29 Matt Frier 1- 10 Sean Jackson 2- 8 Lonnie Johnson 1- 3 Passing Charlie Ward 20-13-0-125 Jon Stark 14- 8-2-108 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 1- 6 Kickoff Return Matt Frier 1- 6 Punting Dan Mowrey 1- 25 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ken Alexander 5 2 7 1.5- 15.0 0.5- 7.0 . 2 . . . . . Derrick Alexander 2 3 5 1.0- 11.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . James Roberson 3 2 5 2.5- 25.0 0.5- 9.0 . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Devin Bush . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Travis Sherman 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Dulack Guerrier 1 1 2 1.5- 11.0 0.5- 9.0 . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Henri Crockett 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham . 1 1 . . 1- 29 1 . . . . . Chris Cowart 1 . 1 0.5- 7.0 0.5- 7.0 . 1 . . . . . Reinard Wilson 1 . 1 1.0- 4.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . Enzo Armella 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Mack Knight 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
RB   35  Sean Jackson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
TG   66  Lewis Tyre
ST   67  Juan Laureano
SG   69  Patrick McNeil
WR   80  Tamarick Vanover
WR   81  Kevin Knox
WR   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
ROLB 10  Derrick Brooks
SS   11  Devin Bush
FS   16  Richard Coes
SLB  36  Ken Alexander
LOLB 47  James Roberson
WLB  48  Todd Rebol
NT   57  John Nance
RE   90  Derrick Alexander
LE   94  Toddrick McIntosh
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Scott Bentley
 5  Jon Stark
 9  Dan Mowrey
19  Mack Knight
20  Clyde Allen
21  James Colzie
22  Marquette Smith
23  Byron Capers
28  Warrick Dunn
30  'OMar Ellison
31  Pooh Bear Williams
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  Eric Smith
44  William Floyd
45  Henri Crockett
46  Travis Sherman
55  Reinard Wilson
56  Sam Cowart
75  Enzo Armella
85  Lonnie Johnson
93  Chris Cowart
99  Dulack Guerrier

FLORIDA STATE 49, MARYLAND 20

11/06/1993, COLLEGE PARK, MD

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From the 1994 FSU Media Guide, Page 89.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Playing without All-American quarterback Charlie Ward, Florida State clinched its second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference title with a tougher than expected 49-20 win over Maryland before 36,255 at Byrd Stadium in College Park.

Sophomore Danny Kanell, subbing for the injured Ward, was outstanding, completing 28 of 38 passes for 341 yards and a season high five touchdowns. Florida State piled up 526 yards of total offense on the afternoon.

Kanell hit Kez McCorvey, who grabbed 10 passes for 122 yards in the game, with a 17 yard strike to give the Tribe a 7-O lead with 1:46 remaining in the first quarter. The touchdown capped an 8 play, 91 yard drive.

Florida State grabbed a two touchdown lead early in the second period. This time Kevin Knox was on the receiving end of Kanell's 10 yard scoring throw.

The Terrapins got on the board on their next possession. Maryland began the drive backed up on its own five. But on the second play of the series, Kevin Foley hooked up with Mancel Johnson on a 68 yard pass play, the longest of the year against the FSU defense. Six plays later, Foley scored on a quarterback sneak.

With the score 14-6 after a failed point after, FSU answered. Matt Frier caught a 26 yard Kanell bullet in the endzone to make it 21-6.

The pesky Terps closed to within 21-13 late in the first half when Geray Simon scored on a 10 yard pass from Scott Milanovich. The score ended Maryland's 10 play, 76 yard drive and had the Byrd Stadum crowd thinking upset at halftime.

The track meet continued in the third quarter as the two teams combined to score 21 points in the first six minutes of the period. FSU's Sean Jackson found the endzone on a 15 yard pass from Kanell. Less than two minutes later, Walt Williams caught a 50 yarder from Milanovich to keep the margin at eight.

Florida State finally pulled away, scoring the final 21 points of the game. Knox caught his second six pointer of the day on a 33 yard pass from Kanell to give the Seminoles a 35-20 margin.

The momentum shifted to FSU's side for good on the next Maryland series. After the Terps drove to the Seminole 37, FSU backup noseguard Enzo Armella forced an Allen Williams fumble that Ken Alexander recovered. Eight plays later, Tamarick Vanover scored on a 6 yard reverse to make the score 42-20.

Jackson capped the scoring with a 19 yard run around left end with just under four minutes remaining.

The vaunted Seminole defense had trouble on this cold damp day in Maryland. FSU allowed 453 yards and 6.4 yards per play, and Maryland tailback Allen Williams gained over 100 yards. But the Florida State offense, led by Kanell, carried the Seminoles as they headed for the showdown in South Bend.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
14
21
7
49
MARYLAND
0
13
7
0
20

1st   7- 0  Kez McCorvey, 17, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick), 1:46 
2nd  14- 0  Kevin Knox, 10, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick), 13:34
     14- 6  Opp, 1, run (kick failed), 10:29
     21- 6  Matt Frier, 26, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick), 7:28 
     21-13  Opp, 10, pass (kick), 2:37 
     21-13  Scott Bentley, 29, field goal failed, 0:41 
3rd  28-13  Sean Jackson, 15, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick), 13:15
     28-20  Opp, 50, pass (kick), 12:24
     35-20  Kevin Knox, 33, pass from Danny Kanell (Scott Bentley, kick), 9:02 
     42-20  Tamarick Vanover, 6, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:13 
4th  49-20  Sean Jackson, 19, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 3:59 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 32 24 Rushes-yards 33-185 43-140 Passing 341 313 Att-Comp-Int 38-28-0 28-21-0 Total Yards 71-526 71-453 Punt Returns 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 4-43 7-118 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 1-37.0 2-21.5 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 3-40 7-54 3rd Down Conversions 9-12 5-10 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-3 Time of Posession 25:33 34:27 Attendance 36,255 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sean Jackson 12- 95 Warrick Dunn 10- 46 William Floyd 7- 45 Tamarick Vanover 1- 6 Pooh Bear Williams 1- 1 Danny Kanell 2- -8 Receiving Kez McCorvey 10- 122 Kevin Knox 5- 89 Matt Frier 4- 65 Sean Jackson 2- 15 Warrick Dunn 3- 14 'OMar Ellison 1- 11 Wayne Messam 1- 2 Passing Danny Kanell 38-28-0-341 Kickoff Return Matt Frier 2- 28 'OMar Ellison 2- 15 Punting Dan Mowrey 1- 37 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Derrick Brooks 9 4 13 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 8 5 13 1.0- 2.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Clifton Abraham 7 1 8 . . . 1 . . . . . Todd Rebol 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 5 1 6 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Enzo Armella 3 2 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Devin Bush . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Alonzo Horner . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Mack Knight . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jermaine Green 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Connell Spain 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Cowart . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR   12  Matt Frier
QB   13  Danny Kanell
RB   35  Sean Jackson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
TG   66  Lewis Tyre
ST   67  Juan Laureano
SG   69  Patrick McNeil
WR   80  Tamarick Vanover
WR   81  Kevin Knox
WR   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
ROLB 10  Derrick Brooks
SS   11  Devin Bush
FS   16  Richard Coes
SLB  36  Ken Alexander
LOLB 47  James Roberson
WLB  48  Todd Rebol
NT   57  John Nance
RE   90  Derrick Alexander
LE   94  Toddrick McIntosh
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Scott Bentley
 9  Dan Mowrey
18  Sean Hamlet
19  Mack Knight
23  Byron Capers
28  Warrick Dunn
30  'OMar Ellison
31  Pooh Bear Williams
40  Alonzo Horner
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  Jermaine Green
44  William Floyd
45  Henri Crockett
55  Reinard Wilson
56  Sam Cowart
75  Enzo Armella
89  Wayne Messam
93  Chris Cowart
96  Connell Spain

NOTRE DAME 31, FLORIDA STATE 24

11/13/1993, SOUTH BEND, IN

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From the 1994 FSU Media Guide, Page 91.

SOUTH BEND, IN - College football's most anticipated regular season game lived up to its billing in 1993. Charlie Ward's final pass was knocked down at the goal line by Shawn Wooden as time expired, giving second ranked Notre Dame a thrilling 31-24 victory over top ranked Florida State in Notre Dame Stadium before 59,075 and one of the largest television audiences to ever see a college football game.

The loss ended FSU's 12 week run as the nation's top team and also stopped the Tribe's school record tying winning streak at 16.

The Seminoles looked like they might have an easy afternoon the first time they touched the football. Opening at the FSU 11, Ward drove his team 89 yarils in 10 plays, capping the drive with a 12 yard touchdown pass to Kevin Knox.

The Irish struck right back. Adrian Jarrell raced 32 yards around right end on a reverse to even the score at seven.

Notre Dame won the game in the second quarter. Tailback Lee Becton, who ran for 122 yards on the day, broke a 26 yard scoring run over the left side to put the Irish on top. The drive was characterized by missed tackles by the FSU defense and superior blocking by the Notre Dame offensive line.

The Irish capitalized on Ward's second interception of the year, and his first in 159 attempts, to go up 21-7. From his own 6, Ward rolled right and lofted the ball toward Kevin Knox, who had run past the ND secondary. But a strong wind held the ball up and John Covington intercepted to give the Irish excellent field position. Four plays later, ND's Jeff Burris went in from six yards out to give his team a 14 point advantage with 7:48 left in the half.

After an exchange of punts, FSU started to drive behind the running of Sean Jackson and William Floyd. But Knox fumbled after a completion, halting Florida State's momentum and leading to another exchange of punts before halftime.

Notre Dame stretched the lead to 24-7 early in the third period. Kevin Pendergast booted a 47 yard field goal, the longest of his career, five minutes into the half.

The Tribe cut the lead to 10 on its next possession. Ward hit Warrick Dunn in the left flat and the freshman scampered into the endzone from six yards out.

With 10:40 to play, Scott Bentley sliced the margin to a touchdown (24-17) with a 24 yard field goal. Ward found Kez McCorvey four times for 38 yards on the drive, in which he completed 7 of 8 passes.

With Florida State mounting a rally, the Irish needed to regain momentum. ND did just that with a classic 9 play, 80 yard, 3:47 drive that culminated in Burris' 11 yard run to paydirt.

Down 31-17 with 4:05 to go, Ward and his teammates would not quit, marching to the Notre Dame 5 yard line. But after a pair of penalties, the Seminoles faced fourth and goal from the 20. Ward spotted McCorvey in the back of the endzone, but did not see ND safety Brian Magee. Fortunately for the Seminoles, Magee tipped the ball into McCorvey's grasp, making the score 31-24 with 2:26 to play.

After a failed onside kick, the Tribe defense stiffened and forced an Irish punt after three plays. Jarrell's kick was held up in the wind and netted just five yards, giving FSU possession at its 37 with 51 seconds left.

Ward opened the final drive by scrambling, then flipping the ball to McCorvey just as he was being tackled for a gain of nine. The quarterback then hit Dunn for four yards before finding McCorvey twice in a row for a pair of 18 yard gains, putting the ball at the ND 14 with 10 seconds left. Ward's first shot at the endzone was batted down at the line, leaving three seconds on the clock. The miraculous Florida State raily ended one play and 14 yards short when Wooden knocked Ward's final pass down at the goal line.

Ward finished the day with 31 completions in 50 attempts for 297 yards and three scores, while McCorvey caught 11 passes, nine in the second half, for 138 yarils to earn NBC Player of the Game honors.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
0
7
10
24
NOTRE DAME
7
14
3
7
31

1st   7- 0  Kevin Knox, 12, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 7:09 
      7- 7  Opp, 32, run (kick), 4:30 
2nd   7- 7  Scott Bentley, 54, field goal failed, 2:27 
      7-14  Opp, 26, run (kick), 10:42
      7-21  Opp, 6, run (kick), 7:48 
3rd   7-24  Opp, 47, field goal, 9:41 
     14-24  Warrick Dunn, 6, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 4:45 
4th  17-24  Scott Bentley, 24, field goal, 10:40
     17-31  Opp, 11, run (kick), 6:53 
     24-31  Kez McCorvey, 20, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 2:26 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 26 20 Rushes-yards 27- 96 49-239 Passing 307 108 Att-Comp-Int 53-32-1 18-9-0 Total Yards 80-403 67-347 Punt Returns 2-19 1-1 Kickoff Returns 3-64 1-33 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-7 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 6-36.8 7-34.0 Sacks By-Yds 1-9 2-22 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 7-70 4-38 3rd Down Conversions 5-14 4-13 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-1 Time of Posession 29:40 30:20 Attendance 59,075 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Charlie Ward 11- 38 William Floyd 5- 31 Sean Jackson 7- 18 Kez McCorvey 1- 9 Warrick Dunn 3- 0 Receiving Kez McCorvey 11- 138 Matt Frier 4- 46 Kevin Knox 2- 30 Tamarick Vanover 4- 30 Sean Jackson 5- 26 Warrick Dunn 3- 18 Charlie Ward 1- 10 William Floyd 1- 9 Passing Charlie Ward 50-31-1-297 Sean Jackson 2- 1-0- 10 Kez McCorvey 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 2- 19 Kickoff Return Tamarick Vanover 2- 50 Warrick Dunn 1- 14 Punting Sean Liss 6- 221 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Derrick Alexander 1 7 8 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 5 3 8 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 4 4 8 2.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . John Nance 5 2 7 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . James Roberson 4 2 6 2.0- 10.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Devin Bush 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Alonzo Horner 1 3 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 4 . 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Chris Cowart 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 1 2 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Travis Sherman 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Mack Knight 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kevin Knox 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
RB   35  Sean Jackson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
TG   66  Lewis Tyre
ST   67  Juan Laureano
SG   69  Patrick McNeil
WR   80  Tamarick Vanover
WR   81  Kevin Knox
WR   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
ROLB 10  Derrick Brooks
SS   11  Devin Bush
FS   16  Richard Coes
SLB  36  Ken Alexander
LOLB 47  James Roberson
WLB  48  Todd Rebol
NT   57  John Nance
RE   90  Derrick Alexander
LE   94  Toddrick McIntosh
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Scott Bentley
13  Danny Kanell
15  Phillip Riley
19  Mack Knight
21  James Colzie
23  Byron Capers
28  Warrick Dunn
29  Sean Liss
30  'OMar Ellison
37  Kendrick Scott
40  Alonzo Horner
42  Jermaine Green
43  Eric Smith
44  William Floyd
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Henri Crockett
46  Travis Sherman
55  Reinard Wilson
56  Sam Cowart
59  Andy Crowe
77  Jesus Hernandez
78  Marcus Long
79  Forrest Conoly
82  Terry Davis
85  Lonnie Johnson
86  Tyrant Marion
87  Billy Glenn
93  Chris Cowart
99  Dulack Guerrier

FLORIDA STATE 62, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3

11/20/1993, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC Champ

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From the 1994 FSU Media Guide, Page 92.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State rebounded from its first loss in 17 games with a resounding 62-3 thumping of conference rival North Carolina State to finish its second straight undefeated ACC slate. The win came before 73,123 Seminoles fans in the final Doak Campbell Stadium appearance for 15 FSU seniors.

Florida State capitalized on two N.C. State miscues on the 'Pack's first three plays to take a 14-0 lead five minutes into the game, and rolled from there on a record setting night.

It took the Seminoles 10 plays to cover 54 yards after Corey Sawyer pounced on a fumble on N.C. State's second play from scrimmage. Charlie Ward scrambled for the last two to give FSU its first score.

Florida State outside linebacker James Roberson recovered a fumble on the Wolfpack's next play from scrimmage. Again, Ward took advantage of the turnover, hitting Kevin Knox for a 23 yard score on FSU's first play to build a quick two touchdown advantage.

N.C. State did not turn the ball over on its next possession, driving to FSU's 29. All-conference kicker Steve Videtich booted a 46 yard field goal to make it 14-3 after one quarter.

Florida State scored touchdowns on three of its four second quarter possessions to take a 34-3 lead into the locker room. Knox grabbed his second touchdown pass of the day, a four yarder from Ward, Lonnie Johnson was on the receiving end of a 1 yard toss, and William Floyd scored from a yard out to give the Seminoles their halftime lead. All the while, the FSU defense was shutting down N.C. State, forcing punts and turnovers.

The Tribe extended its lead with two touchdowns in each of the final two quarters. Ward spread the wealth, hitting Matt Frier for a five yard score on the opening drive of the second half. On FSU's next possession, a 37 yard Ward to Frier hookup set up Pooh Bear Williams' one yard jaunt to make the score 48-3 after three.

Warrick Dunn got on the board early in the fourth quarter when he caught a 10 yard touchdown pass from Jon Stark. Clyde Allen finished the scoring with a 2 yard touchdown run. Seniors Ward, Knox, Johnson, Frier and Allen all scored on Senior Night as an ESPN national television audience watched.

The Tribe offense rolled up 553 yards of total offense en route to its highest point total of the season. Ward broke the FSU career mark for total offense, and the defense, led by Sawyer's two interceptions and fumble recovery, played a major role by forcing six Wolfpack turnovers. The impressive victory put FSU in position to move back up in the polls, leading to its national championship chance.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
3
0
0
0
3
FLORIDA STATE
14
20
14
14
62

1st   7- 0  Charlie Ward, 2, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 10:02
     14- 0  Kevin Knox, 23, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 9:43 
     14- 3  Opp, 46, field goal, 6:30 
2nd  20- 3  Kevin Knox, 4, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick failed), 12:29
     27- 3  Lonnie Johnson, 1, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 6:35 
     34- 3  William Floyd, 1, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 0:18 
3rd  41- 3  Matt Frier, 5, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 11:26
     48- 3  Pooh Bear Williams, 1, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 4:40 
     48- 3  Scott Bentley, 44, field goal blocked, 0:22 
4th  55- 3  Warrick Dunn, 10, pass from Jon Stark (Scott Bentley, kick), 10:40
     62- 3  Clyde Allen, 2, run (Scott Bentley, kick), 6:56 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 29 17 Rushes-yards 50-244 20-101 Passing 309 216 Att-Comp-Int 42-32-0 38-17-3 Total Yards 92-553 58-317 Punt Returns 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-73 5-82 Interception Ret. 3-94 0-0 Fumble Returns 3-0 0-0 Punts 1-37.0 3-36.7 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 2-24 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-3 Penalties-Yds 8-58 7-35 3rd Down Conversions 12-18 4-11 4th Down Conversions 2-3 0-2 Time of Posession 38:33 21:27 Attendance 73,123 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sean Jackson 12- 90 Pooh Bear Williams 12- 55 Charlie Ward 5- 30 Clyde Allen 7- 27 William Floyd 8- 25 Warrick Dunn 3- 21 Jon Stark 3- -4 Receiving Matt Frier 8- 91 Kevin Knox 7- 91 Kez McCorvey 6- 53 Pooh Bear Williams 1- 16 Andre Cooper 2- 14 William Floyd 2- 12 Phillip Riley 3- 12 Warrick Dunn 1- 10 Wayne Messam 1- 9 Lonnie Johnson 1- 1 Passing Charlie Ward 36-27-0-278 Jon Stark 6- 5-0- 31 Kickoff Return Phillip Riley 1- 59 'OMar Ellison 1- 14 Punting Sean Liss 1- 37 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ken Alexander . 6 6 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer 3 2 5 . . 2- 86 . . 1- 0 . . . Devin Bush 2 3 5 . . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Todd Rebol 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion 1 1 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Enzo Armella 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Richard Coes . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander . 1 1 . . 1- 8 . . . . . . James Roberson . 1 1 1.0- 0.0 . . . . . . . . John Nance . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Chris Cowart 1 . 1 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart . 1 1 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Alonzo Horner 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Smith . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jermaine Green . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
RB   35  Sean Jackson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
TG   66  Lewis Tyre
ST   67  Juan Laureano
SG   69  Patrick McNeil
WR   80  Tamarick Vanover
WR   81  Kevin Knox
WR   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
ROLB 10  Derrick Brooks
SS   11  Devin Bush
FS   16  Richard Coes
SLB  36  Ken Alexander
LOLB 47  James Roberson
WLB  48  Todd Rebol
NT   57  John Nance
RE   90  Derrick Alexander
LE   94  Toddrick McIntosh
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Andre Cooper
 3  Scott Bentley
 5  Jon Stark
15  Phillip Riley
18  Sean Hamlet
20  Clyde Allen
21  James Colzie
23  Byron Capers
28  Warrick Dunn
29  Sean Liss
30  'OMar Ellison
##  NAME
-----------------------------
31  Pooh Bear Williams
40  Alonzo Horner
42  Jermaine Green
43  Eric Smith
44  William Floyd
56  Sam Cowart
75  Enzo Armella
85  Lonnie Johnson
86  Tyrant Marion
89  Wayne Messam
93  Chris Cowart

FLORIDA STATE 33, FLORIDA 21

11/27/1993, GAINESVILLE, FL

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From the 1994 FSU Media Guide, Page 93.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida State concluded an 11-1 regular season by defeating arch-rival Florida for the sixth time in seven years, 33-21 at Florida Field. The victory came before a state record 85,507 fans and ended the Gators' 23 game winning streak at "the Swamp".

Charlie Ward led the Tribe offensive assault and put his signature on the Heisman Trophy by piling up 475 yards of total offense. The senior All-American completed an FSU record 38 passes in 53 attempts for 446 yards and four touchdowns. He finished his career with 19 FSU passing and total offense records.

Ward opened the scoring on the second Seminole drive of the day. The Tribe went 57 yards in 11 plays and scored when a scrambling Ward found a leaping Tamarick Vanover from five yards out. Ward completed 7 of 9 passes during the drive.

The Seminoles opened a 10-0 lead on the first play of the second quarter. Freshman kicker Scott Bentley knocked home a 23 yard field goal to cap a 13 play, 72 yard FSU march.

After the defense stuffed the Gators again, Florida State embarked on another long drive. This one covered 70 yards in 14 plays, but again the Tribe could squeeze only three points out of it. Bentley's 22 yard field goal made it 13-0 with 7:20 to go in the first half.

Florida answered on its next possession. Danny Wuerffel hit Willie Jackson with an 11 yard scoring pass to cut the FSU lead to 13-7.

After the teams traded punts, the Seminoles had one more chance to put points on the board before intermission. But after moving 30 yards to the Gator 36, Bentley's 53 yard field goal was partially blocked by Kevin Carter on the final play of the first half.

Florida State got the ball to open the second half and took advantage of it. Ward completed 5 of 7 passes for 62 yards, including a 7 yard touchdown strike to Kez McCorvey, giving the Tribe a 20-7 lead.

The Seminoles' next drive was stopped when Ward threw an interception in the endzone. But FSU freshman cornerback James Colzie's first collegiate interception gave the Seminoles the ball at the UF 35. From there, Ward hit Kevin Knox for 18 yards, then McCorvey for 16 and a touchdown to stake the Tribe to a 27-7 lead after three quarters.

The Gators would not go away that easily. Terry Dean moved Florida down the field on its next possession, hitting Willie Jackson with a 13 yard touchdown pass to close the gap to 27-13.

Florida State looked like it would seal the win the next time it got the ball. FSU drove 57 yards to the Gator nine, but William Floyd fumbled and Lawrence Wright recovered to stop the scoring threat.

The Gators then cut the lead to 27-21, driving 94 yards in just under three minutes. After several fourth down conversions, Jack Jackson scored on a juggling 31 yard reception with 5:52 remaining in the game.

With momentum on the Gators' side and the Florida crowd deafening, Ward hooked up with his roommate for the play of the game. After his first two passes were batted down, Ward faced third and 10 from his own 21. On the play action fake, Ward eluded a pair of defenders as he rolled to his left, then lofted a soft toss toward Warrick Dunn on the left sideline. The freshman caught the ball in stride, picked up a key block from Vanover and raced down the sidelines for a 79 yard score and a 33-21 FSU lead.

The Florida State defense returned to its early season form, sacking Gator quarterbacks six times and stuffing the Florida rushing game. The Gators were held to minus 33 yards on the ground, an FSU record, and All-America running back Errict Rhett was limited to just seven yards on seven carries.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
6
14
6
33
FLORIDA
0
7
0
14
21

1st   7- 0  Tamarick Vanover, 5, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 7:22 
2nd  10- 0  Scott Bentley, 23, field goal, 14:57
     13- 0  Scott Bentley, 22, field goal, 7:20 
     13- 7  Opp, 11, pass (kick), 4:41 
     13- 7  Scott Bentley, 53, field goal blocked, 0:03 
3rd  20- 7  Kez McCorvey, 7, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 11:27
     27- 7  Kez McCorvey, 16, pass from Charlie Ward (Scott Bentley, kick), 0:21 
4th  27-14  Opp, 13, pass (kick), 11:48
     27-21  Opp, 31, run (kick), 5:58 
     33-21  Warrick Dunn, 79, pass from Charlie Ward (Charlie Ward, pass failed), 5:28 
     33-21  Scott Bentley, 29, field goal failed, 0:55 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 30 20 Rushes-yards 35-120 15--33 Passing 446 407 Att-Comp-Int 53-38-2 52-25-2 Total Yards 88-566 67-374 Punt Returns 3-25 0-0 Kickoff Returns 4-35 6-86 Interception Ret. 2-4 2-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 1-44.0 6-60.5 Sacks By-Yds 6-43 1-8 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 5-27 4-15 3rd Down Conversions 9-17 7-15 4th Down Conversions 1-1 2-2 Time of Posession 37:54 22:06 Attendance 85,507 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sean Jackson 19- 48 Warrick Dunn 6- 33 Charlie Ward 6- 29 William Floyd 4- 10 Receiving Warrick Dunn 8- 140 Matt Frier 11- 126 Kez McCorvey 7- 72 Tamarick Vanover 6- 45 Lonnie Johnson 2- 21 Kevin Knox 1- 18 Sean Jackson 2- 14 William Floyd 1- 10 Passing Charlie Ward 53-38-2-446 Punt Return Corey Sawyer 3- 25 Kickoff Return Tamarick Vanover 2- 35 Punting Sean Liss 1- 44 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Richard Coes 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Ken Alexander 1 4 5 1.5- 9.0 1.0- 7.0 . 1 . . . . . Corey Sawyer 2 2 4 . . 1- 4 1 . . . . . Clifton Abraham 3 1 4 . . . 2 . . . . . John Nance 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 2 1 3 2.5- 18.0 2.5- 18.0 . . . . . . . Devin Bush 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Alexander 1 2 3 0.5- 5.0 0.5- 5.0 . . . . . . . Mack Knight 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Chris Cowart 1 1 2 1.5- 19.0 1.5- 19.0 . . . . . . . Eric Smith . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . James Colzie 1 . 1 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Todd Rebol . 1 1 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Alonzo Horner 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tyrant Marion . 1 1 0.5- 5.0 0.5- 5.0 . . . . . . . Travis Sherman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Matt Frier 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Reinard Wilson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Scott Bentley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sean Hamlet 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
RB   35  Sean Jackson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
TG   66  Lewis Tyre
ST   67  Juan Laureano
SG   69  Patrick McNeil
WR   80  Tamarick Vanover
WR   81  Kevin Knox
WR   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
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RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
ROLB 10  Derrick Brooks
SS   11  Devin Bush
FS   16  Richard Coes
SLB  36  Ken Alexander
LOLB 47  James Roberson
WLB  48  Todd Rebol
NT   57  John Nance
RE   90  Derrick Alexander
LE   94  Toddrick McIntosh
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 3  Scott Bentley
18  Sean Hamlet
19  Mack Knight
21  James Colzie
28  Warrick Dunn
29  Sean Liss
40  Alonzo Horner
43  Eric Smith
##  NAME
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44  William Floyd
45  Henri Crockett
46  Travis Sherman
55  Reinard Wilson
85  Lonnie Johnson
86  Tyrant Marion
93  Chris Cowart

FLORIDA STATE 18, NEBRASKA 16

01/01/1994, Orange Bowl, Miami, Fl

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From the 1994 FSU Media Guide, Page 94.

MIAMI, FL - The 60th Annual Orange Bowl game proved indeed to be a "Classic" as the nation's top two teams battled to the last second for the 1993 National Championship. When Florida State kicker Scott Bentley's field goal with 21 seconds left in the game split the uprights and Cornhusker Byron Bennett's last second kick sailed wide left, the Seminoles stood as 18-16 victors over number one Nebraska.

Both teams started slow offensively, failing to score in the first quarter. In all, the teams combined for five punts and a missed field goal in the period. And while defense continued to dominate in the second stanza, FSU took a 3-0 lead on Bentley's 34 yard field goal after marching 63 yards. The big play in the FSU drive was a 31 yard pass from Charlie Ward to Kevin Knox, while a pass interference penalty on Nebraska gave Florida State a first down on third and six.

It took less than two minutes for the Cornhuskers to counter. When FSU's Devin Bush tipped a pass from Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier into the hands of receiver Reggie Baul, NU had a 34 yard touchdown completion and a 7-3 lead.

Florida State and Nebraska traded possessions before FSU was able to add another three. Seminole quarterback Ward showed the skills that won him the Heisman Trophy, scrambling for 23 and passing for 39 of the 71 yards on the drive. Bentley nailed a 25 yard field goal with 22 seconds left and as the half ended, the heavily favored Tribe trailed, 7-6.

FSU regained the lead after taking the second half kickoff and driving 67 yards. Ward, the game's Most Valuable Player, set up William Floyd's 1 yard TD plung with a 41 yard pass to Knox before his two point conversion attempt fell incomplete. Nonetheless, the Seminoles took a 12-7 lead.

One possession later, FSU increased its lead. After taking over at its own 12, Florida State looked to junior fullback Floyd for a spark. He obliged with a career long 34 yard run to the FSU 46 yard line. Six plays later, Bentley's third field goal of the night, this one from 39 yards out, put the Seminoles up 15-7 with 3:06 remaining in the third.

Nebraska held the ball for the rest of the quarter, and on the first play of the final period, Lawrence Phillips ran to the right for a 12 yard touchdown. A two point conversion attempt to tie the game at 15 failed when Frazier was knocked out of bounds at the one.

Florida State was unable to advance past the Nebraska 45 on its next drive, so the Cornhuskers once again took over. Their march deep into Seminole territory came to a sudden end when Richard Coes intercepted a pass at the FSU nine. But the Seminoles went three and out, turning the ball over to the Cornhuskers with 4:39 left in the game.

Nebraska drove from its own 20 to the FSU 4 after Liss' 42 yand punt. Phillips ran for l7 yards on the first play of the drive, while Frazier gained 32 yards on another rush. But the Seminole defense stiffened from there. Three runs netted minus five yards and Bennett kicked a 27 yard three pointer from the five, giving the 'Huskers a 16-15 lead with 1:16 to play.

Starting at the 35 yard line after Bennett's kickoff went out of bounds, Ward took over. Aided by a pair of penalties against Nebraska, a 15 yard late hit after a 21 yard Warrick Dunn pickup, and a 15 yand pass interference call, Ward led FSU to the Nebraska five with 21 seconds left. Bentley's 22 yard kick on second down sailed through the uprights and gave Florida State an 18-16 edge with 21 seconds left.

But Nebraska was not ready to call it a day. On second down from the Nebraska 43, Frazier completed a 29 yard pass to Trumane Bell. The Seminoles celebrated as time apparently expired on the play, but the Cornhuskers had called a time out with one second remaining. As Bennett's last second attempt sailed wide left, the Seminoles wrapped up their first 12 win season and earned Florida State's first football national championship.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NEBRASKA
0
7
0
9
16
FLORIDA STATE
0
6
9
3
18

2nd   3- 0  Scott Bentley, 34, field goal, 7:54 
      3- 7  Opp, 34, pass (kick), 5:59 
      6- 7  Scott Bentley, 25, field goal, 0:29 
3rd  12- 7  William Floyd, 1, run (Charlie Ward, pass failed), 12:50
     15- 7  Scott Bentley, 39, field goal, 3:06 
4th  15-13  Opp, 12, run (run failed), 14:55
     15-16  Opp, 27, field goal, 1:16 
     18-16  Scott Bentley, 22, field goal, 0:21 
     18-16  Opp, 45, field goal failed, 0:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 20 Rushes-yards 24- 47 44-183 Passing 286 206 Att-Comp-Int 43-24-0 25-13-2 Total Yards 67-333 69-389 Punt Returns 0-0 4-18 Kickoff Returns 3-81 5-111 Interception Ret. 2-21 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 6-45.2 7-38.4 Sacks By-Yds 1-4 5-39 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0 Penalties-Yds 10-69 11-115 3rd Down Conversions 1-12 7-16 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-0 Time of Posession 27:03 32:57 Attendance 81,536 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing William Floyd 7- 53 Warrick Dunn 1- 3 Charlie Ward 8- -3 Sean Jackson 8- -6 Receiving Kevin Knox 5- 99 Kez McCorvey 5- 70 Tamarick Vanover 6- 48 Matt Frier 5- 46 Warrick Dunn 2- 30 William Floyd 1- -7 Passing Charlie Ward 43-24-0-286 Kickoff Return Phillip Riley 2- 49 Tamarick Vanover 1- 32 Punting Sean Liss 6- 271 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Devin Bush 6 5 11 . . . 1 . . . . . Derrick Alexander 8 3 11 2.0- 3.0 . . 1 . . . . . Richard Coes 6 2 8 . . 1- 21 1 . . . . . John Nance 4 2 6 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Clifton Abraham 5 . 5 2.0- 6.0 . 1- 0 . . . . . . Ken Alexander 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Alonzo Horner 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . James Roberson 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Mack Knight 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick McIntosh 4 . 4 1.0- 4.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . Todd Rebol 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Corey Sawyer . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Brooks 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Byron Capers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Cowart 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Scott Bentley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jermaine Green . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Henri Crockett 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR   12  Matt Frier
QB   17  Charlie Ward
RB   35  Sean Jackson
C    53  Clay Shiver
TT   60  Marvin Ferrell
TG   66  Lewis Tyre
ST   67  Juan Laureano
SG   69  Patrick McNeil
WR   80  Tamarick Vanover
WR   81  Kevin Knox
WR   88  Kez McCorvey
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
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RCB   2  Clifton Abraham
LCB   8  Corey Sawyer
ROLB 10  Derrick Brooks
SS   11  Devin Bush
FS   16  Richard Coes
SLB  36  Ken Alexander
LOLB 47  James Roberson
WLB  48  Todd Rebol
NT   57  John Nance
RE   90  Derrick Alexander
LE   94  Toddrick McIntosh
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 3  Scott Bentley
15  Phillip Riley
19  Mack Knight
23  Byron Capers
28  Warrick Dunn
29  Sean Liss
##  NAME
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40  Alonzo Horner
42  Jermaine Green
44  William Floyd
45  Henri Crockett
56  Sam Cowart
93  Chris Cowart