Florida State Football - 1997 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 1997 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bobby Bowden, Head Coach
Chuck Amato, Assistant Head Coach, Linebackers
Mickey Andrews, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs
Jeff Bowden, Wide Receivers
Ronnie Cottrell, Tight Ends, Recruiting Coordinator
Steve Gabbard, Graduate Assistant
Jim Gladden, Defensive Ends
Odell Haggins, Defensive Line
Jimmy Heggins, Offensive Line
John Lilly, Graduate Assistant, Defensive Backs
Mark Richt, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks
Billy Sexton, Running Backs
Dave Van Halanger, Strength and Conditioning

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1997 FSU Football Media Guide

Daryl Bush, Kevin Long and EG Green

1997 Florida State Signees/Newcomers


1997 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 32 Khalid Abdullah       FB      6-0   230  Jr   **   Davie (Nova)
* 55 Brian Allen           LB      6-2   225  Fr-R      Lake City (Columbia)
* 64 Justin Amman          OG      6-4   275  Fr-R      Eustis (Eustis)
  72 Ronald Boldin         OL      6-6   270  Fr        Pahokee (Pahokee)
* 76 Ross Brannon          OT      6-8   280  Fr-R      Marietta, GA (Lassiter)
* 77 Jeremy Brett          OG      6-3   300  So-R *    Sandersville, GA (Washington County)
* 40 Tony Bryant           DE      6-4   268  Jr        Marathon (Copiah Lincoln CC)
* 12 Thad Busby            QB      6-3   220  Sr-R ***  Pace (Pace)
* 44 Daryl Bush            LB      6-2   235  Sr-R ***  Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley)
* 71 Jerry Carmichael      OG      6-4   288  Fr-R      Plantation (Plantation)
  30 Damon Carroll         FB      5-9   235  So        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 24 Jeff Chaney           RB      6-0   200  Fr        Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 27 Tay Cody              CB      5-11  180  Fr-R      Blakely, GA (Early County)
*  7 Laveranues Coles      SE      6-1   195  So   *    Jacksonville (Ribault)
* 47 Keith Cottrell        P       6-4   205  Fr        Orlando (Boone)
*  1 Sam Cowart            LB      6-3   239  Sr-R ***  Jacksonville (Mandarin)
* 60 Tarlos Crumitie       OT      6-5   310  Fr-R      Monticello (Jefferson County)
  83 Stacy Davis           TE      6-4   205  Fr        Tallahassee (Godby)
* 88 Carver Donaldson      TE      6-6   263  Fr        Lakeland (Kathleen)
* 96 Char-ron Dorsey       DL      6-7   315  Fr        Jacksonville (Bolles)
  80 Ron Dugans            FLK     6-3   190  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Florida A&M)
* 74 Otis Duhart           OL      6-4   275  Fr        Belle Glade (Belle Glade Central)
  15 Mario Edwards         CB      6-2   195  Jr   **   Gautier, MS (Pascagoula)
* 33 Dee Feaster           RB      5-9   182  Jr   **   Rock Hill, SC (Northwestern)
* 89 Jason Floyd           WR      5-10  175  Jr   *    Trenton (Bell)
* 22 Davy Ford             RB      5-11  188  Fr        West Palm Beach (Cardinal Newman)
* 35 Todd Frier            CB      5-10  180  So-R *    Live Oak (Suwannee)
*  6 Derrick Gibson        DB      6-2   190  Fr        Miami (Killian)
* 31 Lamarr Glenn          FB      6-1   235  Jr-R **   Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
  20 Vannez Gooch          RB      5-10  178  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Ed White)
  43 Bill Gramatica        K       5-10  165  Fr-R      LaBelle (LaBelle)
  39 Hank Grant            LB      6-2   230  Jr-R **   Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 19 E.G. Green            SE      5-11  190  Sr-R ***  Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
  37 Forrest Green         FB      6-0   225  Jr   *    Marietta, GA (Pope)
* 45 Lamont Green          LB      6-3   230  Jr-R **   Miami (Southridge)
   6 Robert Hammond        FS      6-3   195  Sr   ***  Opelousas, LA (Opelousas)
*  8 Damian Harrell        SE      6-3   190  Sr-R *    Miami (South Miami/San Francisco CC)
* 78 Donald Heaven         OG      6-5   305  Fr-R      Miami (Carol City)
* 12 Abdual Howard         DB      6-1   190  Fr        Quincy (Shanks)
* 21 Deon Humphrey         LB      6-4   235  Jr-R **   Lake Worth (Lake Worth)
* 73 Clay Ingram           C       6-1   250  So   *    Cantonment (Tate)
* 11 Dexter Jackson        FS      6-1   195  Jr   **   Quincy (Shanks)
* 84 Myron Jackson         TE      6-5   265  Jr-R **   Okeechobee (Okeechobee)
* 38 Sebastian Janikowski  K       6-2   215  Fr        Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
  94 Bradley Jennings      LB      6-3   220  Fr        Miami (Carol City)
     Jean Jeune            LB      5-9   195  Fr        Boynton Beach (Atlantic)
* 92 Jerry Johnson         DT      6-2   280  So-R *    Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Central)
* 10 Dan Kendra            QB      6-2   245  So-R *    Bethlehem, PA (Central Catholic)
  18 Sean Key              SS      6-1   190  Jr   **   Miami (American)
  67 Chris Korb            OT      6-4   265  Jr        Boca Raton (Spanish River)
  88 Derrick Lewis         WR      6-2   195  Sr        Mary Esther (Fort Walton Beach)
* 51 Kevin Long            C       6-5   290  Sr-R ***  Summerville, SC (Summerville)
* 48 Bryne Malone          DT      6-7   263  Fr-R      Frisco City, AL (Frisco City)
* 37 Shawn McCorkel        FS      5-11  175  Fr-R      Dothan, AL (Northview)
* 36 William McCray        FB      6-0   215  Fr        Jacksonville (Bolles)
* 13 Snoop Minnis          SE      6-1   185  Fr-R      Miami (Northwestern)
* 23 Travis Minor          RB      6-1   190  Fr        Baton Rouge, LA (Catholic)
  94 Sean Mitchell         DE      6-4   280  So-R *    Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
* 54 Jarad Moon            C       6-4   288  Fr-R      Panama City (Bay)
  89 Robert Morgan         WR      6-0   180  Fr        East Point, GA (Tri-Cities)                      Did not qualify
  82 Alvin Morrow          TE      6-5   240  Fr        Saint Louis, MO (Kirkwood)
  54 Olayemi Okegbola      LB      6-0   215  So        Miami (Norland)
* 14 Marcus Outzen         QB      6-2   220  Fr-R      Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
  42 Kwaesi Palmer         LB      6-2   235  Fr-R      Sulphur Springs, TX (Sulphur Springs)
* 81 Melvin Pearsall       TE      6-1   255  Sr-R ***  Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
  95 Julian Pittman        DT      6-3   282  Sr-R ***  Niceville (Niceville)
* 29 Tommy Polley          LB      6-5   233  Fr-R      Baltimore, MD (Dunbar)
*  5 Theon Rackley         LB      6-2   228  So-R *    Tallahassee (Florida A&M)
* 58 Jamal Reynolds        DE      6-4   240  Fr        Aiken, SC (Aiken)
* 75 Billy Rhodes          NG      6-1   265  Jr-R **   Eustis (Eustis)
* 49 Bobby Rhodes          LB      6-1   210  So-R *    Eustis (Eustis)
*  2 Samari Rolle          CB      6-1   175  Sr   ***  Miami (Miami Beach)
*  4 Troy Saunders         CB      5-10  185  Jr-R **   Miami (Miami Springs)
* 23 Mitch Scharf          DB      5-10  175  Sr        Chattahoochee (Sneads)
* 56 Roland Seymour        DE      6-4   260  Fr-R      New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 53 Corey Simon           DT      6-4   275  So-R *    Pompano Beach (Ely)
* 96 Larry Smith           DT      6-5   288  So-R *    Folkston, GA (Valley Forge Prep)
* 30 Shevin Smith          SS      6-0   191  Sr-R ***  Miami (Southridge)
* 90 Greg Spires           DE      6-2   270  Sr-R ***  Cape Coral (Mariner)
* 82 Ryan Sprague          FB-C    6-5   260  Fr-R      Augusta, GA (Lakeside)
* 52 Demetro Stephens      LB      6-3   236  Jr-R **   Sandersville, GA (Washington County)
* 86 Germaine Stringer     FLK     5-11  185  So-R *    Atlanta, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
*  8 Clevan Thomas         DB      6-0   175  Fr        Miami (Miami Senior)
* 57 Eric Thomas           C       6-3   278  So-R *    Miami (Columbus)
* 70 Tra Thomas            OT      6-8   330  Sr-R ***  Deland (Deland)
* 98 David Tulloch         DT      6-2   270  Sr   *    Miami (Killian)
* 85 Andre Wadsworth       DE      6-4   282  Sr-R ***  Miami (Florida Christian)
* 93 Chris Walker          DE      6-6   225  So-R *    Cocoa (Cocoa Beach)
   3 Tres Walton           FLK     6-0   185  Fr-R      Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 99 David Warren          DE      6-5   240  Fr        Tyler, TX (John Tyler)
*  9 Peter Warrick         FLK     6-0   190  So-R *    Bradenton (Bradenton Southeast)
* 16 Chris Weinke          QB      6-5   225  Fr        Saint Paul, MN (Cretin-Derham Hall)
* 68 Jason Whitaker        OG      6-5   275  So-R *    Panama City (Mosley)
  82 Pooh Bear Williams    TE      6-4   292  Sr-R ***  Crescent City (Crescent City)

1997 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Jean Jeune            LB      5-9   195  Fr        Boynton Beach (Atlantic)
*  1 Sam Cowart            LB      6-3   239  Sr-R ***  Jacksonville (Mandarin)
*  2 Samari Rolle          CB      6-1   175  Sr   ***  Miami (Miami Beach)
   3 Tres Walton           FLK     6-0   185  Fr-R      Daytona Beach (Mainland)
*  4 Troy Saunders         CB      5-10  185  Jr-R **   Miami (Miami Springs)
*  5 Theon Rackley         LB      6-2   228  So-R *    Tallahassee (Florida A&M)
*  6 Derrick Gibson        DB      6-2   190  Fr        Miami (Killian)
   6 Robert Hammond        FS      6-3   195  Sr   ***  Opelousas, LA (Opelousas)
*  7 Laveranues Coles      SE      6-1   195  So   *    Jacksonville (Ribault)
*  8 Damian Harrell        SE      6-3   190  Sr-R *    Miami (South Miami/San Francisco CC)
*  8 Clevan Thomas         DB      6-0   175  Fr        Miami (Miami Senior)
*  9 Peter Warrick         FLK     6-0   190  So-R *    Bradenton (Bradenton Southeast)
* 10 Dan Kendra            QB      6-2   245  So-R *    Bethlehem, PA (Central Catholic)
* 11 Dexter Jackson        FS      6-1   195  Jr   **   Quincy (Shanks)
* 12 Thad Busby            QB      6-3   220  Sr-R ***  Pace (Pace)
* 12 Abdual Howard         DB      6-1   190  Fr        Quincy (Shanks)
* 13 Snoop Minnis          SE      6-1   185  Fr-R      Miami (Northwestern)
* 14 Marcus Outzen         QB      6-2   220  Fr-R      Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
  15 Mario Edwards         CB      6-2   195  Jr   **   Gautier, MS (Pascagoula)
* 16 Chris Weinke          QB      6-5   225  Fr        Saint Paul, MN (Cretin-Derham Hall)
  18 Sean Key              SS      6-1   190  Jr   **   Miami (American)
* 19 E.G. Green            SE      5-11  190  Sr-R ***  Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
  20 Vannez Gooch          RB      5-10  178  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Ed White)
* 21 Deon Humphrey         LB      6-4   235  Jr-R **   Lake Worth (Lake Worth)
* 22 Davy Ford             RB      5-11  188  Fr        West Palm Beach (Cardinal Newman)
* 23 Travis Minor          RB      6-1   190  Fr        Baton Rouge, LA (Catholic)
* 23 Mitch Scharf          DB      5-10  175  Sr        Chattahoochee (Sneads)
* 24 Jeff Chaney           RB      6-0   200  Fr        Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
* 27 Tay Cody              CB      5-11  180  Fr-R      Blakely, GA (Early County)
* 29 Tommy Polley          LB      6-5   233  Fr-R      Baltimore, MD (Dunbar)
  30 Damon Carroll         FB      5-9   235  So        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 30 Shevin Smith          SS      6-0   191  Sr-R ***  Miami (Southridge)
* 31 Lamarr Glenn          FB      6-1   235  Jr-R **   Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
* 32 Khalid Abdullah       FB      6-0   230  Jr   **   Davie (Nova)
* 33 Dee Feaster           RB      5-9   182  Jr   **   Rock Hill, SC (Northwestern)
* 35 Todd Frier            CB      5-10  180  So-R *    Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 36 William McCray        FB      6-0   215  Fr        Jacksonville (Bolles)
  37 Forrest Green         FB      6-0   225  Jr   *    Marietta, GA (Pope)
* 37 Shawn McCorkel        FS      5-11  175  Fr-R      Dothan, AL (Northview)
* 38 Sebastian Janikowski  K       6-2   215  Fr        Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
  39 Hank Grant            LB      6-2   230  Jr-R **   Saint Petersburg (Boca Ciega)
* 40 Tony Bryant           DE      6-4   268  Jr        Marathon (Copiah Lincoln CC)
  42 Kwaesi Palmer         LB      6-2   235  Fr-R      Sulphur Springs, TX (Sulphur Springs)
  43 Bill Gramatica        K       5-10  165  Fr-R      LaBelle (LaBelle)
* 44 Daryl Bush            LB      6-2   235  Sr-R ***  Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley)
* 45 Lamont Green          LB      6-3   230  Jr-R **   Miami (Southridge)
* 47 Keith Cottrell        P       6-4   205  Fr        Orlando (Boone)
* 48 Bryne Malone          DT      6-7   263  Fr-R      Frisco City, AL (Frisco City)
* 49 Bobby Rhodes          LB      6-1   210  So-R *    Eustis (Eustis)
* 51 Kevin Long            C       6-5   290  Sr-R ***  Summerville, SC (Summerville)
* 52 Demetro Stephens      LB      6-3   236  Jr-R **   Sandersville, GA (Washington County)
* 53 Corey Simon           DT      6-4   275  So-R *    Pompano Beach (Ely)
* 54 Jarad Moon            C       6-4   288  Fr-R      Panama City (Bay)
  54 Olayemi Okegbola      LB      6-0   215  So        Miami (Norland)
* 55 Brian Allen           LB      6-2   225  Fr-R      Lake City (Columbia)
* 56 Roland Seymour        DE      6-4   260  Fr-R      New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 57 Eric Thomas           C       6-3   278  So-R *    Miami (Columbus)
* 58 Jamal Reynolds        DE      6-4   240  Fr        Aiken, SC (Aiken)
* 60 Tarlos Crumitie       OT      6-5   310  Fr-R      Monticello (Jefferson County)
* 64 Justin Amman          OG      6-4   275  Fr-R      Eustis (Eustis)
  67 Chris Korb            OT      6-4   265  Jr        Boca Raton (Spanish River)
* 68 Jason Whitaker        OG      6-5   275  So-R *    Panama City (Mosley)
* 70 Tra Thomas            OT      6-8   330  Sr-R ***  Deland (Deland)
* 71 Jerry Carmichael      OG      6-4   288  Fr-R      Plantation (Plantation)
  72 Ronald Boldin         OL      6-6   270  Fr        Pahokee (Pahokee)
* 73 Clay Ingram           C       6-1   250  So   *    Cantonment (Tate)
* 74 Otis Duhart           OL      6-4   275  Fr        Belle Glade (Belle Glade Central)
* 75 Billy Rhodes          NG      6-1   265  Jr-R **   Eustis (Eustis)
* 76 Ross Brannon          OT      6-8   280  Fr-R      Marietta, GA (Lassiter)
* 77 Jeremy Brett          OG      6-3   300  So-R *    Sandersville, GA (Washington County)
* 78 Donald Heaven         OG      6-5   305  Fr-R      Miami (Carol City)
  80 Ron Dugans            FLK     6-3   190  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Florida A&M)
* 81 Melvin Pearsall       TE      6-1   255  Sr-R ***  Lake Wales (Lake Wales)
  82 Alvin Morrow          TE      6-5   240  Fr        Saint Louis, MO (Kirkwood)
* 82 Ryan Sprague          FB-C    6-5   260  Fr-R      Augusta, GA (Lakeside)
  82 Pooh Bear Williams    TE      6-4   292  Sr-R ***  Crescent City (Crescent City)
  83 Stacy Davis           TE      6-4   205  Fr        Tallahassee (Godby)
* 84 Myron Jackson         TE      6-5   265  Jr-R **   Okeechobee (Okeechobee)
* 85 Andre Wadsworth       DE      6-4   282  Sr-R ***  Miami (Florida Christian)
* 86 Germaine Stringer     FLK     5-11  185  So-R *    Atlanta, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
* 88 Carver Donaldson      TE      6-6   263  Fr        Lakeland (Kathleen)
  88 Derrick Lewis         WR      6-2   195  Sr        Mary Esther (Fort Walton Beach)
* 89 Jason Floyd           WR      5-10  175  Jr   *    Trenton (Bell)
  89 Robert Morgan         WR      6-0   180  Fr        East Point, GA (Tri-Cities)                      Did not qualify
* 90 Greg Spires           DE      6-2   270  Sr-R ***  Cape Coral (Mariner)
* 92 Jerry Johnson         DT      6-2   280  So-R *    Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Central)
* 93 Chris Walker          DE      6-6   225  So-R *    Cocoa (Cocoa Beach)
  94 Bradley Jennings      LB      6-3   220  Fr        Miami (Carol City)
  94 Sean Mitchell         DE      6-4   280  So-R *    Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
  95 Julian Pittman        DT      6-3   282  Sr-R ***  Niceville (Niceville)
* 96 Char-ron Dorsey       DL      6-7   315  Fr        Jacksonville (Bolles)
* 96 Larry Smith           DT      6-5   288  So-R *    Folkston, GA (Valley Forge Prep)
* 98 David Tulloch         DT      6-2   270  Sr   *    Miami (Killian)
* 99 David Warren          DE      6-5   240  Fr        Tyler, TX (John Tyler)

1997 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Ross Brannon             The Sporting News - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

Daryl Bush               Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American

Tay Cody                 The Sporting News - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Sam Cowart               American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
                         Football News - 1st Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American

E.G. Green               Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         Football News - 2nd Team All-American

Donald Heaven            The Sporting News - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Sebastian Janikowski     The Sporting News - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Kevin Long               American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American
                         Football News - 3rd Team All-American

Samari Rolle             Football News - 3rd Team All-American

Tra Thomas               Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American

Andre Wadsworth          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
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American

All-Americans - 11

1997 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
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Clifton Abraham          26      CB                 Carolina Panthers
Derrick Alexander        90      DE                 Minnesota Vikings
Scott Bentley             3      K                  Denver Broncos
Scott Bentley             3      K                  Atlanta Falcons
Peter Boulware           58      LB                 Baltimore Ravens
Derrick Brooks           55      LB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Terrell Buckley          27      CB                 Miami Dolphins
Devin Bush               25      S                  Atlanta Falcons
LeRoy Butler             36      S                  Green Bay Packers
Pat Carter               80      TE                 Arizona Cardinals
Vernon Crawford          99      LB                 New England Patroits
Henri Crockett           94      LB                 Atlanta Falcons
Zack Crockett            32      RB                 Indianapolis Colts
Dedrick Dodge            33      DB                 Denver Broncos
Warrick Dunn             28      RB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
William Floyd            40      FB                 San Francisco 49ers
Dan Footman              98      DE                 Indianapolis Colts
Todd Fordham             78      OG                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Corey Fuller             27      CB                 Minnesota Vikings
Brad Johnson             14      QB                 Minnesota Vikings
Lonnie Johnson           84      TE                 Buffalo Bills
Reggie Johnson           88      TE                 Green Bay Packers
Marvin Jones             55      LB                 New York Jets
Walter Jones             71      OT                 Seattle Seahawks
Danny Kanell             13      QB                 New York Giants
Amp Lee                  31      RB                 St. Louis Rams
Kez McCorvey             83      WR                 Detroit Lions
James Roberson           90      DE                 Tennessee Oilers
Orpheus Roye             71      DE                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Deion Sanders            21      CB                 Dallas Cowboys
Corey Sawyer             23      CB                 Cincinnati Bengals
Clay Shiver              50      C                  Dallas Cowboys
Carl Simpson             98      DT                 Chicago Bears
Marquette Smith          22      RB                 Carolina Panthers
Rohn Stark                3      P                  Seattle Seahawks
Rick Tuten               14      P                  Seattle Seahawks
Tamarick Vanover         87      WR-PR-KR           Kansas City Chiefs
Casey Weldon             11      QB                 Seattle Seahawks
Reinard Wilson           57      LB                 Cincinnati Bengals

Noles in the Pros - 38

1997 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
USA
AP
USA
AP
USA
REC
09/06
Ref
A
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
W 14- 7
5
5
23
21
 
 
6-5
09/13
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 50- 7
5
6
 
 
 
 
2-9
09/20
Ref
A
CLEMSON
W 35-28
5
5
16
15
 
 
7-5
10/04
Ref
H
MIAMI
W 47- 0
4
4
 
 
 
 
5-6
10/11
Ref
A
DUKE
W 51-27
4
4
 
 
 
 
2-9
10/18
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
W 38- 0
3
3
21
25
25
 
7-5
10/25
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
W 47-21
3
3
 
 
 
 
7-4
11/01
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 48-35
3
3
 
 
 
 
6-5
11/08
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
W 20- 3
3
2
5
5
6
4
11-1
11/15
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
ACC Champ
W 58- 7
2
1
 
 
 
 
5-6
11/22
Ref
A
FLORIDA
L 29-32
2
1
10
10
4
6
10-2
01/01
Ref
N
OHIO STATE
Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, La
W 31-14
4
4
9
10
12
12
10-3
Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   11- 1     5-0     5-1     1-0
AGAINST ACC      8- 0     4-0     4-0     0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   5- 1     1-0     3-1     1-0

FINAL  AP -  3
FINAL USA -  3


1997 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  FLORIDA STATE         8- 0    11- 1 
 2  NORTH CAROLINA        7- 1    11- 1 
 3t VIRGINIA              5- 3     7- 4 
 3t GEORGIA TECH          5- 3     7- 5 
 5  CLEMSON               4- 4     7- 5 
 6t NORTH CAROLINA STATE  3- 5     6- 5 
 6t WAKE FOREST           3- 5     5- 6 
 8  MARYLAND              1- 7     2- 9 
 9  DUKE                  0- 8     2- 9 

1997 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Travis Minor 10/25/1997 VIRGINIA 17 157 9.24 2 Travis Minor 11/22/1997 FLORIDA 21 142 6.76 1 Travis Minor 11/08/1997 NORTH CAROLINA 30 128 4.27 0

1997 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Peter Warrick 09/20/1997 CLEMSON 8 249 31.13 2 E.G. Green 11/01/1997 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 8 184 23.00 3 E.G. Green 01/01/1998 OHIO STATE 7 176 25.14 1 E.G. Green 10/18/1997 GEORGIA TECH 6 166 27.67 1 E.G. Green 10/25/1997 VIRGINIA 5 151 30.20 1 Peter Warrick 10/11/1997 DUKE 5 134 26.80 1 E.G. Green 11/15/1997 WAKE FOREST 7 120 17.14 2 E.G. Green 09/13/1997 MARYLAND 6 118 19.67 2 Melvin Pearsall 11/15/1997 WAKE FOREST 4 114 28.50 1

1997 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thad Busby 11/01/1997 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 36 26 463 1 12.86 5 Thad Busby 10/18/1997 GEORGIA TECH 47 30 399 0 8.49 3 Thad Busby 11/15/1997 WAKE FOREST 35 27 390 0 11.14 4 Thad Busby 01/01/1998 OHIO STATE 33 22 334 2 10.12 1 Thad Busby 09/20/1997 CLEMSON 28 17 332 1 11.86 2 Thad Busby 09/13/1997 MARYLAND 34 26 308 0 9.06 2

1997 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 437 167 Points Per Game............. 39.7 15.2 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 55 22 TDs Rushing................. 19 10 TDs Passing................. 30 12 TDs Fumble Return........... 3 0 TDs Punt Return............. 2 0 TDs Interception............ 1 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 49-55 19-22 Kick........................ 47-52 18-19 Pass........................ 2- 2 0- 2 Run......................... 0- 1 1- 1 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 18-27 5-10 SAFETY........................ 1 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 229 157 Rushing..................... 70 38 Passing..................... 151 89 Penalty..................... 8 30 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1233 747 Yards gained rushing........ 1554 1126 Yards lost rushing.......... 321 379 Rushing Attempts............ 344 379 Average Per Rush............ 3.6 2.0 Average Per Game............ 112.1 67.9 PASSING YARDAGE............... 3740 2084 Att-Comp-Int................ 440-262-11 338-164-22 Efficiency.................. 148.45 99.01 Average Per Pass............ 8.5 6.2 Average Per Catch........... 14.3 12.7 Average Per Game............ 340.0 189.5 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 4973 2831 Total Plays................. 784 717 Average Per Play............ 6.3 3.9 Average Per Game............ 452.1 257.4 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 27- 526 38- 794 Average Per Return.......... 19.5 20.9 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 45-632 26-250 Average Per Return.......... 14.0 9.6 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 22-212 11-103 Average Per Return.......... 9.6 9.4 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 18- 6 20-10 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 113- 857 82- 597 Average Per Game............ 77.9 54.3 PUNTS-YARDS................... 60-2227 89-3569 Average Per Punt............ 37.1 40.1 Net punt average............ 33.0 33.0 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME....... 30:02 29:58 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 55-152 35-167 3rd-Down Pct................ .362 .210 4TH DOWN CONVERSIONS-4TH DOWN. 3- 4 7-17 4th-Down Pct................ .750 .412 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 64-348 19-151 ATTENDANCE.................... 372,001 370,317 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 5-74,400 6-61,720
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
149
99
95
94
437
Opponents
27
47
45
48
167
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Travis Minor        11  112  664   41   623   5.6   9  87t   56.6
Davy Ford           10   61  282   24   258   4.2   1  23    25.8
Dee Feaster         10   36  152   25   127   3.5   3  39    12.7
Dan Kendra           7   18  113   40    73   4.1   1  48    10.4
Khalid Abdullah     11   16   47    4    43   2.7   2  22     3.9
Laveranues Coles    11    6   43    2    41   6.8   0  24     3.7
Vannez Gooch        10   19   44    6    38   2.0   0  13     3.8
William McCray      11    6   22    0    22   3.7   0  10     2.0
Lamarr Glenn        10    3   19    0    19   6.3   1  17t    1.9
E.G. Green          11    1    9    0     9   9.0   0   9     0.8
Chris Weinke         3    2    8    0     8   4.0   0   5     2.7
Marcus Outzen       11    1    8    0     8   8.0   0   8     0.7
Snoop Minnis         9    2    6    0     6   3.0   0   6     0.7
 Team                     1    0   10   -10 -10.0   0 -10 
Thad Busby          11   57  132  148   -16  -0.3   2  11    -1.5
Peter Warrick       11    3    5   21   -16  -5.3   0   5    -1.5

Total.........      11  344 1554  321  1233   3.6  19  87t  112.1
Opponents.....      11  379 1126  379   747   2.0  10  61t   67.9


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Thad Busby          11  147.73 390-235-10   .603 3317  25  80t  301.5
Dan Kendra           7  158.23  37- 20- 0   .541  341   3  47t   48.7
Chris Weinke         3  142.22  13-  7- 1   .538   82   2  25    27.3

Total.........      11  148.45 440-262-11   .595 3740  30  80t  340.0
Opponents.....      11   99.01 338-164-22   .485 2084  12  63   189.5


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
E.G. Green          11  54  1059  19.6  11  80t   96.3
Peter Warrick       11  53   884  16.7   8  80t   80.4
Laveranues Coles    11  21   384  18.3   1  48    34.9
Melvin Pearsall     11  31   326  10.5   3  45t   29.6
Damian Harrell      11  23   288  12.5   1  26    26.2
Travis Minor        11  27   207   7.7   2  42t   18.8
Germaine Stringer   11   9   199  22.1   2  44    18.1
Snoop Minnis         9  11   163  14.8   1  23    18.1
Davy Ford           10   7    48   6.9   0  12     4.8
Carver Donaldson     7   2    39  19.5   0  25     5.6
Ron Dugans           2   3    37  12.3   0  19    18.5
Dee Feaster         10   9    36   4.0   0  10     3.6
William McCray      11   5    32   6.4   1  11     2.9
Vannez Gooch        10   5    21   4.2   0   7     2.1
Khalid Abdullah     11   1     9   9.0   0   9     0.8
Myron Jackson       11   1     8   8.0   0   8     0.7

Total.........      11 262  3740  14.3  30  80t  340.0
Opponents.....      11 164  2084  12.7  12  63   189.5


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Peter Warrick        29  388  13.4  1  90t
Dee Feaster          14  210  15.0  0  41 
Tommy Polley          1   22  22.0  0  22 
Brian Allen           1   11  11.0  0  11 
Derrick Gibson        0    1        1   1t

Total.........       45  632  14.0  2  90t
Opponent......       26  250   9.6  0  28 


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Samari Rolle          7   32   4.6  0  29 
Shevin Smith          3   71  23.7  0  39 
Tay Cody              3    2   0.7  0   2 
Daryl Bush            2   21  10.5  0  21 
Dexter Jackson        2    0   0.0  0   0 
Tony Bryant           1   19  19.0  1  19t
Abdual Howard         1   31  31.0  0  31 
Lamont Green          1   16  16.0  0  16 
Clevan Thomas         1   14  14.0  0  14 
Troy Saunders         1    6   6.0  0   6 

Total.........       22  212   9.6  1  39 
Opponent......       11  103   9.4  0  29 


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Germaine Stringer    13   273 21.0  0  38 
Laveranues Coles      8   169 21.1  0  34 
Todd Frier            2    31 15.5  0  21 
Peter Warrick         1    23 23.0  0  23 
Jeff Chaney           1    14 14.0  0  14 
Davy Ford             1    10 10.0  0  10 
Vannez Gooch          1     6  6.0  0   6 

Total.........       27   526 19.5  0  38 
Opponent......       38   794 20.9  0  77 


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Sam Cowart            3    0   0.0  3   .    0
Corey Simon           2    0   0.0  0   .    0
Greg Spires           1    0   0.0  0   .    2
Andre Wadsworth       1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Tay Cody              1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Theon Rackley         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Bobby Rhodes          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Tony Bryant           0    0    .   0   .    2
Daryl Bush            0    0    .   0   .    2
Jerry Johnson         0    0    .   0   .    2
Lamont Green          0    0    .   0   .    1
Shevin Smith          0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       10        0.0  3       11
Opponent......        6        0.0  0     


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Sebastian Janikowski  0  16-21   37-40   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    85
E.G. Green           11   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    66
Travis Minor         11   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    66
Peter Warrick         9   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    54
Melvin Pearsall       3   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0    20
Sam Cowart            3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Dee Feaster           3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Bill Gramatica        0   2-4    10-12   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    16
Thad Busby            2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   2-3   0   0    12
Khalid Abdullah       2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Germaine Stringer     2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Laveranues Coles      1   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0     8
Tony Bryant           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Davy Ford             1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Derrick Gibson        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Lamarr Glenn          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Damian Harrell        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Dan Kendra            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Snoop Minnis          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
William McCray        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
 Team                 0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   1     2
====================================================================
FSU                  55  18-25   47-52   0-0   2   2-3   0   1   437
Opponent             22   5-10   18-19   1-1   0   0-2   0   0   167
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
E.G. Green
.
11
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Travis Minor
9
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Peter Warrick
.
8
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Melvin Pearsall
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Sam Cowart
.
.
.
.
3
.
.
.
.
Dee Feaster
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Thad Busby
2
.
25
.
.
.
.
.
.
Khalid Abdullah
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Germaine Stringer
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Laveranues Coles
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Tony Bryant
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Davy Ford
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Derrick Gibson
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Lamarr Glenn
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Damian Harrell
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Dan Kendra
1
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
Snoop Minnis
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
William McCray
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Chris Weinke
.
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
19
30
30
1
3
2
.
.
.
Opponents
10
12
12
.
.
.
.
.
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Thad Busby          11  447   -16 3317  3301 300.1
Travis Minor        11  112   623    0   623  56.6
Dan Kendra           7   55    73  341   414  59.1
Davy Ford           10   61   258    0   258  25.8
Dee Feaster         10   36   127    0   127  12.7
Chris Weinke         3   15     8   82    90  30.0
Khalid Abdullah     11   16    43    0    43   3.9
Laveranues Coles    11    6    41    0    41   3.7
Vannez Gooch        10   19    38    0    38   3.8
William McCray      11    6    22    0    22   2.0
Lamarr Glenn        10    3    19    0    19   1.9
E.G. Green          11    1     9    0     9   0.8
Marcus Outzen       11    1     8    0     8   0.7
Snoop Minnis         9    2     6    0     6   0.7
 Team                     1   -10    0   -10
Peter Warrick       11    3   -16    0   -16  -1.5

Total.........      11  784  1233 3740  4973 452.1
Opponent......      11  717   747 2084  2831 257.4


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Sebastian Janikowski 16-21  .762  0- 0  6- 6  5- 8  4- 6  1- 1 56
Bill Gramatica        2- 4  .500  0- 0  1- 1  1- 3  0- 0  0- 0 32
FG SEQUENCE Sebastian Janikowski Bill Gramatica
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
None
None
MARYLAND
(44), (49)
(20), 31
CLEMSON
(22)
(32), 37
MIAMI
48, (45), 38, (37)
None
DUKE
38, (21)
None
GEORGIA TECH
(38)
None
VIRGINIA
45, (34)
None
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
None
None
NORTH CAROLINA
(32), (40), 34
None
WAKE FOREST
(21), (56), (20)
None
FLORIDA
(28), (31), (20)
None
OHIO STATE
56, (35), 37
None
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Keith Cottrell      58 2227  38.4  54                2
 Team                2    0   0.0                    0

Total.........      60 2227  37.1  54                2
Opponent......      89 3569  40.1  64                2


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Peter Warrick       11  -16   884  388   23    0    0 1279 116.3
E.G. Green          11    9  1059    0    0    0    0 1068  97.1
Travis Minor        11  623   207    0    0    0    0  830  75.5
Laveranues Coles    11   41   384    0  169    0    0  594  54.0
Germaine Stringer   11    0   199    0  273    0    0  472  42.9
Dee Feaster         10  127    36  210    0    0    0  373  37.3
Melvin Pearsall     11    0   326    0    0    0    0  326  29.6
Davy Ford           10  258    48    0   10    0    0  316  31.6
Damian Harrell      11    0   288    0    0    0    0  288  26.2
Snoop Minnis         9    6   163    0    0    0    0  169  18.8
Dan Kendra           7   73     0    0    0    0    0   73  10.4
Shevin Smith        11    0     0    0    0   71    0   71   6.5
Vannez Gooch        10   38    21    0    6    0    0   65   6.5
William McCray      11   22    32    0    0    0    0   54   4.9
Khalid Abdullah     11   43     9    0    0    0    0   52   4.7
Carver Donaldson     7    0    39    0    0    0    0   39   5.6
Ron Dugans           2    0    37    0    0    0    0   37  18.5
Samari Rolle        11    0     0    0    0   32    0   32   2.9
Todd Frier          11    0     0    0   31    0    0   31   2.8
Abdual Howard        9    0     0    0    0   31    0   31   3.4
Tommy Polley        11    0     0   22    0    0    0   22   2.0
Daryl Bush          10    0     0    0    0   21    0   21   2.1
Tony Bryant         11    0     0    0    0   19    0   19   1.7
Lamarr Glenn        10   19     0    0    0    0    0   19   1.9
Lamont Green        11    0     0    0    0   16    0   16   1.5
Jeff Chaney         11    0     0    0   14    0    0   14   1.3
Clevan Thomas        7    0     0    0    0   14    0   14   2.0
Brian Allen         11    0     0   11    0    0    0   11   1.0
Chris Weinke         3    8     0    0    0    0    0    8   2.7
Myron Jackson       11    0     8    0    0    0    0    8   0.7
Marcus Outzen       11    8     0    0    0    0    0    8   0.7
Troy Saunders       11    0     0    0    0    6    0    6   0.5
Tay Cody            11    0     0    0    0    2    0    2   0.2
Derrick Gibson      11    0     0    1    0    0    0    1   0.1
 Team                   -10     0    0    0    0    0  -10
Thad Busby          11  -16     0    0    0    0    0  -16  -1.5

Total.........      11 1233  3740  632  526  212    0 6343 576.6
Opponent......      11  747  2084  250  794  103    0 3978 361.6


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sam Cowart          11   62   54   116   8.0-  9.0    4.0- 13.0      .      1    .   3-  0   .   .   .
Daryl Bush          10   53   44    97  12.0-  9.0    6.5- 41.0     2- 21   .    .    .      2   .   .
Lamont Green        11   33   52    85   6.0- 13.0    1.0-  7.0     1- 16   4    .    .      1   .   .
Dexter Jackson      11   58   23    81      .            .          2-  0  11    .    .      .   .   .
Shevin Smith        11   37   30    67   1.0-  2.0       .          3- 71   6    .    .      1   .   .
Jerry Johnson       11   31   26    57  13.0- 26.0    2.5- 15.0      .      .    .    .      2   .   .
Andre Wadsworth     11   29   28    57  19.0- 33.0   16.0- 91.0      .      1    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Larry Smith         11   32   24    56   8.0- 19.0    3.0- 18.0      .      3    .    .      .   .   .
Tay Cody            11   30   16    46   3.0-  5.0       .          3-  2   4    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Samari Rolle        11   30   13    43      .            .          7- 32  13    .    .      .   .   .
Tony Bryant         11   15   22    37   9.0-  6.0    7.0- 40.0     1- 19   1    .    .      2   .   .
Corey Simon         10   19   18    37   6.0-  9.0    2.0-  7.0      .      1    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Greg Spires          8   16   14    30  13.0-  4.0   10.0- 58.0      .      .    .   1-  0   2   .   .
Roland Seymour      11    8   20    28   7.0-  2.0    6.0- 20.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bobby Rhodes        11    8   20    28   3.0-  3.0       .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Brian Allen         11   10   16    26   1.0-  2.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Troy Saunders       11   16    9    25      .            .          1-  6   4    .    .      .   .   .
Derrick Gibson      11   14    9    23      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Shawn McCorkel       9    9   13    22   1.0- 12.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Julian Pittman       4   11   10    21      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tommy Polley        11   13    8    21   1.0-  0.0    1.0-  7.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Theon Rackley       10    9    9    18      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
David Warren        10    8    8    16   1.0-  6.0    1.0-  6.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Deon Humphrey       11   10    5    15   3.0- 18.0    1.0-  7.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jamal Reynolds       7    5    7    12      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bryne Malone         7    4    8    12   2.0-  2.0    1.0- 13.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Char-ron Dorsey      5    5    6    11   2.0-  2.0    1.0-  3.0      .      1    .    .      .   .   .
David Tulloch        8    3    7    10   3.0-  2.0    2.0-  8.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Todd Frier          11    6    4    10      .            .           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Jeff Chaney         11    7    3    10      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Demetro Stephens     9    5    4     9   1.0-  2.0       .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Billy Rhodes         8    3    5     8   1.0-  0.0    1.0-  9.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Abdual Howard        9    3    2     5      .            .          1- 31   2    .    .      .   .   .
Clevan Thomas        7    2    .     2      .            .          1- 14   .    .    .      .   .   .
Jean Jeune           7    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
 Team                     .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   1
Sebastian Janikowski      .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  USC     UMd     CU      UM      DU      GT      UVa     NCS     UNC     WF      UF      OSU     
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32  Khalid Abdullah              12-11  xx      O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB  
55  Brian Allen                   9- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
64  Justin Amman                  1- 0                                                                                  xx       
72  Ronald Boldin                 0- 0                                                                                           
76  Ross Brannon                 12-12  O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST  
77  Jeremy Brett                  1- 0                                                                                  xx       
40  Tony Bryant                  12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
12  Thad Busby                   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  
44  Daryl Bush                   12-12  D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB 
71  Jerry Carmichael              2- 0  xx                                                                              xx       
30  Damon Carroll                 1- 0  xx                                                                                       
24  Jeff Chaney                  10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx              xx      xx      xx
27  Tay Cody                     12-12  D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB   D-RCB 
 7  Laveranues Coles             12- 1  O-SE    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
47  Keith Cottrell               12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
 1  Sam Cowart                   12-12  D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB 
60  Tarlos Crumitie               0- 0                                                                                           
83  Stacy Davis                   0- 0                                                                                           
88  Carver Donaldson              2- 0                                                  xx                      xx               
96  Char-ron Dorsey               4- 0          xx              xx      xx      xx                                               
80  Ron Dugans                    2- 0  xx      xx                                                                               
74  Otis Duhart                   0- 0                                                                                           
15  Mario Edwards                 0- 0                                                                                           
33  Dee Feaster                   9- 1  O-TB    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                              xx
89  Jason Floyd                   0- 0                                                                                           
22  Davy Ford                    10- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
35  Todd Frier                    9- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx              xx              xx      xx      xx
 6  Derrick Gibson               10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
31  Lamarr Glenn                  5- 0  xx              xx      xx              xx                                              xx
20  Vannez Gooch                  7- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx               
43  Bill Gramatica                4- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx                                                               
39  Hank Grant                    0- 0                                                                                           
19  E.G. Green                   12-12  O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE  
37  Forrest Green                 0- 0                                                                                           
45  Lamont Green                 12-12  D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB 
 6  Robert Hammond                0- 0                                                                                           
 8  Damian Harrell                9- 0  xx              xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx       
78  Donald Heaven                12-12  O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    O-TG  
12  Abdual Howard                 5- 0                          xx      xx      xx              xx              xx               
21  Deon Humphrey                 6- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                                              xx       
73  Clay Ingram                   2- 0  xx                                                                              xx       
11  Dexter Jackson               12-12  D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS  
84  Myron Jackson                 3- 0  xx      xx                                                                      xx       
38  Sebastian Janikowski         12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
94  Bradley Jennings              0- 0                                                                                           
    Jean Jeune                    0- 0                                                                                           
92  Jerry Johnson                12-12  D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT  
10  Dan Kendra                    7- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx               
18  Sean Key                      0- 0                                                                                           
67  Chris Korb                    0- 0                                                                                           
88  Derrick Lewis                 0- 0                                                                                           
51  Kevin Long                   12-12  O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C   
48  Bryne Malone                  3- 0          xx                              xx                              xx               
37  Shawn McCorkel                9- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx
36  William McCray                9- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx
13  Snoop Minnis                  8- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx              xx      xx       
23  Travis Minor                 12-11  xx      O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB  
94  Sean Mitchell                 0- 0                                                                                           
54  Jarad Moon                    0- 0                                                                                           
89  Robert Morgan                 0- 0                                                                                           
82  Alvin Morrow                  0- 0                                                                                           
54  Olayemi Okegbola              0- 0                                                                                           
14  Marcus Outzen                 3- 0  xx                                      xx                                      xx       
42  Kwaesi Palmer                 0- 0                                                                                           
81  Melvin Pearsall              12-12  O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE  
95  Julian Pittman               11-11          D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG  
29  Tommy Polley                  9- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx       
 5  Theon Rackley                10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx              xx      xx      xx
58  Jamal Reynolds                5- 0                                  xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx       
75  Billy Rhodes                  3- 0  xx      xx      xx                                                                       
49  Bobby Rhodes                  8- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx                              xx      xx
 2  Samari Rolle                 12-12  D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB   D-LCB 
 4  Troy Saunders                12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
23  Mitch Scharf                  0- 0                                                                                           
56  Roland Seymour                9- 1  D-RE    xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx
53  Corey Simon                   9- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx
96  Larry Smith                  10- 1  D-NG    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx       
30  Shevin Smith                 12-12  D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV 
90  Greg Spires                  11-11          D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE  
82  Ryan Sprague                  2- 0  xx                                                                              xx       
52  Demetro Stephens              8- 0          xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx
86  Germaine Stringer            11- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx
 8  Clevan Thomas                 3- 0          xx                      xx                                      xx               
57  Eric Thomas                   1- 0  xx                                                                                       
70  Tra Thomas                   12-12  O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT  
98  David Tulloch                 2- 0                                  xx              xx                                       
85  Andre Wadsworth              12-12  D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE  
93  Chris Walker                  2- 0                                                                                  xx      xx
 3  Tres Walton                   0- 0                                                                                           
99  David Warren                  8- 0          xx              xx      xx              xx              xx      xx      xx      xx
 9  Peter Warrick                12-12  O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL    O-FL  
16  Chris Weinke                  2- 0          xx                                                              xx               
68  Jason Whitaker               12-12  O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG  
82  Pooh Bear Williams            0- 0                                                                                           

FLORIDA STATE 14, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 7

09/06/1997, LOS ANGELES, CA

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From the 1998 FSU Media Guide, Page 124.

LOS ANGELES, CA - The fifth ranked Seminoles opened the season far away from home, traveling to No. 23 USC for a nationally televised ABC game against the Trojans.

Florida State brought a very young squad across country as 41 of the 80 players who traveled had never played in a college game.

FSU's defense smothered the vaunted USC running game limiting the Trojans to just 25 rushing yards, but it took a heroic 97 yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter to give the Seminoles a 14-7 win. Florida State's only first half touchdown was setup, fittingly, by the defense which sacked USC first time starting quarterback John Fox and forced a fumble at the Trojan 41. Four plays later the ball rested at the USC one and Dan Kendra, who replaced Thad Bushy at quarterback for the Noles near the goal line, dove over for the score with 7:42 left in the first quarter.

USC's only touchdown of the night came in the second quarter after FSU mishandled a punt snap and had it blocked at their own 30. Fox drove USC to the two yard line and on fourth and goal, he ran it in to knot the score at seven with 13:42 left in the half.

Florida State's game winning drive started on its own three with 13:28 left. After two straight incompletions, Bushy connected on five of six passes to drive the Seminoles to the USC three. Dee Feaster raced around right end for the score and the 14-7 win.

Busby was 19 of 39 for 276 yards but no touchdowns. The Seminoles managed just 89 yards rushing led by Feaster with 74 yards on 16 carries. USC had just 184 yards of total offense.

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

1st   7- 0  Dan Kendra, 1, run (Bill Gramatica, kick), 7:42 
2nd   7- 7  Opp, 2, run (kick), 13:42
4th  14- 7  Dee Feaster, 3, run (Bill Gramatica, kick), 10:40


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 10 Rushes-yards 29- 89 33- 25 Passing 276 159 Att-Comp-Int 39-19-2 32-18-1 Total Yards 68-365 65-184 Punt Returns 7-65 4-45 Kickoff Returns 2-48 2-34 Interception Ret. 1-6 2-29 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 8-37.4 10-41.7 Sacks By-Yds 3-15 2-16 Fumbles-Lost 4-1 2-1 Penalties-Yds 7-64 6-55 3rd Down Conversions 4-14 4-17 4th Down Conversions 0-1 1-3 Time of Posession 31:19 28:41 Attendance 72,783 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dee Feaster 16- 74 Laveranues Coles 1- 24 Travis Minor 2- 5 Dan Kendra 2- 2 Davy Ford 1- 2 Thad Busby 6- -9 Peter Warrick 1- -9 Receiving Damian Harrell 4- 64 Peter Warrick 6- 50 E.G. Green 1- 46 Melvin Pearsall 3- 41 Laveranues Coles 2- 37 Ron Dugans 1- 19 Germaine Stringer 1- 16 Dee Feaster 1- 3 Passing Thad Busby 39-19-2-276 Punt Return Peter Warrick 5- 32 Dee Feaster 2- 23 Kickoff Return Germaine Stringer 2- 48 Punting Keith Cottrell 7- 299 Team 1- 0 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sam Cowart 7 3 10 . . . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson 6 . 6 . . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 4 2 6 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . 1 . . Jerry Johnson 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Lamont Green 5 . 5 2.0- 9.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 3 1 4 3.0- 13.0 2.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Larry Smith 2 2 4 1.0- 3.0 . . . . 1- 0 1 . . Tay Cody 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Troy Saunders 1 1 2 . . 1- 6 1 . . . . . Shawn McCorkel 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Corey Simon 2 . 2 2.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Laveranues Coles 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Roland Seymour 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Ross Brannon 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Theon Rackley . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Shevin Smith 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Tommy Polley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Allen . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
SE    7  Laveranues Coles
FL    9  Peter Warrick
QB   12  Thad Busby
SE   19  E.G. Green
TB   33  Dee Feaster
C    51  Kevin Long
SG   68  Jason Whitaker
TT   70  Tra Thomas
ST   76  Ross Brannon
TG   78  Donald Heaven
TE   81  Melvin Pearsall
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
WLB   1  Sam Cowart
LCB   2  Samari Rolle
FS   11  Dexter Jackson
RCB  27  Tay Cody
ROV  30  Shevin Smith
MLB  44  Daryl Bush
SLB  45  Lamont Green
RE   56  Roland Seymour
LE   85  Andre Wadsworth
DT   92  Jerry Johnson
NG   96  Larry Smith
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Troy Saunders
 5  Theon Rackley
 6  Derrick Gibson
 8  Damian Harrell
10  Dan Kendra
14  Marcus Outzen
21  Deon Humphrey
22  Davy Ford
23  Travis Minor
24  Jeff Chaney
29  Tommy Polley
30  Damon Carroll
31  Lamarr Glenn
32  Khalid Abdullah
35  Todd Frier
36  William McCray
##  NAME
-----------------------------
37  Shawn McCorkel
38  Sebastian Janikowski
40  Tony Bryant
43  Bill Gramatica
47  Keith Cottrell
49  Bobby Rhodes
53  Corey Simon
55  Brian Allen
57  Eric Thomas
71  Jerry Carmichael
73  Clay Ingram
75  Billy Rhodes
80  Ron Dugans
82  Ryan Sprague
84  Myron Jackson
86  Germaine Stringer

FLORIDA STATE 50, MARYLAND 7

09/13/1997, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1998 FSU Media Guide, Page 125.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Thad Busby threw for over 300 yards and FSU's defense allowed Maryland just 105 total yards as the Seminoles opened their home season with a 50-7 rout of ACC rival Maryland. Busby, who only played the first half, completed 26 of 34 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns in leading Florida State to a 30-7 lead at halftime. Busby hooked up with E.G. Green on a pair of first half TD throws and kickers Bill Gramatica and Sebastian Janikowski combined for three field goals to build the big lead.

Maryland's only score of the game came midway through the second quarter when fullback LaMont Jordan raced right up the middle of the FSU defense for a 44-yard touchdown run.

Dan Kendra replaced Busby at the helm in the third quarter and completed 6 of 8 passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

He also ran for 18 yards on four carries. He was replaced by freshman Chris Weinke in the fourth quarter. Weinke connected on 5 of 10 with a touchdown in his first action as a Seminole.

Florida State's defense played brilliantly again despite the absence of senior linebacker Daryl Bush, who missed the game with an injured ankle. The Tribe defenders limited the Terrapins to just 48 yards on the ground and 57 through the air. True freshman Davy Ford lead FSU with 44 yards on five carries.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MARYLAND
0
7
0
0
7
FLORIDA STATE
17
13
14
6
50

1st   3- 0  Bill Gramatica, 20, field goal, 10:53
     10- 0  Dee Feaster, 1, run (Bill Gramatica, kick), 7:54 
     17- 0  E.G. Green, 7, pass from Thad Busby (Bill Gramatica, kick), 0:04 
2nd  20- 0  Sebastian Janikowski, 44, field goal, 9:46 
     20- 7  Opp, 44, run (kick), 5:54 
     27- 7  E.G. Green, 15, pass from Thad Busby (Bill Gramatica, kick), 3:17 
     30- 7  Sebastian Janikowski, 49, field goal, 0:42 
3rd  30- 7  Bill Gramatica, 31, field goal failed, 10:21
     37- 7  Peter Warrick, 17, pass from Dan Kendra (Bill Gramatica, kick), 5:07 
     44- 7  Peter Warrick, 24, pass from Dan Kendra (Bill Gramatica, kick), 1:12 
4th  50- 7  William McCray, 9, pass from Chris Weinke (Bill Gramatica, kick failed), 3:01 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 30 9 Rushes-yards 30- 98 37- 48 Passing 461 57 Att-Comp-Int 52-37-1 13-8-0 Total Yards 82-559 50-105 Punt Returns 6-94 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-47 1-19 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-4 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 1-38.0 10-40.2 Sacks By-Yds 6-44 3-23 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 10-109 7-41 3rd Down Conversions 5-12 1-13 4th Down Conversions 2-2 1-2 Time of Posession 29:21 30:39 Attendance 72,238 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Davy Ford 5- 44 Vannez Gooch 5- 17 Travis Minor 4- 9 Dan Kendra 4- 8 Snoop Minnis 1- 6 Khalid Abdullah 2- 6 Laveranues Coles 1- 3 Chris Weinke 1- 3 Dee Feaster 3- 1 Thad Busby 4- 1 Receiving E.G. Green 6- 118 Laveranues Coles 4- 91 Melvin Pearsall 7- 65 Peter Warrick 3- 51 Dee Feaster 5- 25 Snoop Minnis 2- 24 Germaine Stringer 2- 20 William McCray 2- 19 Ron Dugans 2- 18 Travis Minor 2- 17 Myron Jackson 1- 8 Vannez Gooch 1- 5 Passing Thad Busby 34-26-0-308 Dan Kendra 8- 6-0-105 Chris Weinke 10- 5-1- 48 Punt Return Dee Feaster 4- 80 Peter Warrick 2- 14 Kickoff Return Germaine Stringer 2- 47 Punting Keith Cottrell 1- 38 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sam Cowart 2 5 7 2.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . . Bobby Rhodes 2 3 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Shevin Smith 1 3 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Lamont Green 3 1 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 1 2 3 . . . 2 . . . . . Derrick Gibson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Deon Humphrey 3 . 3 3.0- 9.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Brian Allen 2 1 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Troy Saunders 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Theon Rackley . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson . 2 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Tay Cody . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Todd Frier . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Tony Bryant 2 . 2 2.0- 7.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Bryne Malone 2 . 2 1.0- 13.0 1.0- 13.0 . . . . . . . Roland Seymour 1 1 2 1.0- 4.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . Jerry Johnson 1 1 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Larry Smith 1 1 2 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Char-ron Dorsey . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 2 . 2 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Jeff Chaney . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Polley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Shawn McCorkel . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Clevan Thomas . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Simon 1 . 1 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Billy Rhodes . 1 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . David Warren 1 . 1 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FL    9  Peter Warrick
QB   12  Thad Busby
SE   19  E.G. Green
TB   23  Travis Minor
FB   32  Khalid Abdullah
C    51  Kevin Long
SG   68  Jason Whitaker
TT   70  Tra Thomas
ST   76  Ross Brannon
TG   78  Donald Heaven
TE   81  Melvin Pearsall
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
WLB   1  Sam Cowart
LCB   2  Samari Rolle
FS   11  Dexter Jackson
RCB  27  Tay Cody
ROV  30  Shevin Smith
MLB  44  Daryl Bush
SLB  45  Lamont Green
LE   85  Andre Wadsworth
RE   90  Greg Spires
DT   92  Jerry Johnson
NG   95  Julian Pittman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Troy Saunders
 5  Theon Rackley
 6  Derrick Gibson
 7  Laveranues Coles
 8  Clevan Thomas
10  Dan Kendra
13  Snoop Minnis
16  Chris Weinke
20  Vannez Gooch
21  Deon Humphrey
22  Davy Ford
24  Jeff Chaney
29  Tommy Polley
33  Dee Feaster
35  Todd Frier
36  William McCray
37  Shawn McCorkel
##  NAME
-----------------------------
38  Sebastian Janikowski
40  Tony Bryant
43  Bill Gramatica
47  Keith Cottrell
48  Bryne Malone
49  Bobby Rhodes
52  Demetro Stephens
53  Corey Simon
55  Brian Allen
56  Roland Seymour
75  Billy Rhodes
80  Ron Dugans
84  Myron Jackson
86  Germaine Stringer
96  Char-ron Dorsey
96  Larry Smith
99  David Warren

FLORIDA STATE 35, CLEMSON 28

09/20/1997, CLEMSON, SC

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From the 1998 FSU Media Guide, Page 126.

CLEMSON, SC - Sophomore wide receiver Peter Warrick was a one man wrecking crew against Clemson with two touchdown receptions and a 90 yard punt return for a score as the Seminoles outlasted a determined Clemson team 35-28. Warrick finished with eight receptions for 249 yards, the third best single game receiving total in school history, but the 28 points Clemson scored were the second most by an ACC opponent against Florida State in the Seminoles' six years in the league.

Clemson drove 80 yards with their opening possession to take a 7-0 lead with backup quarterback Brandon Streeter leading the Tigers' new passing attack. Bill Gramatica cut the lead to 7-3 with a 34-yard field goal with 3:56 left in the first quarter.

On Clemson's next possession, the Tigers' snapped the ball over Streeter's head in the shot gun formation and FSU's Sam Cowart pounced on the fumble in the endzone for a 10-7 lead that held at half time. Streeter was forced to leave the game with an injured shoulder midway through the second quarter and was replaced by regular starter Nealon Greene, who was slowed by a foot injury. He opened the second half and gave Clemson a 14-10 lead with a 28 yard scoring toss to Tony Horne.

The Seminoles used a 22 yard Sebastian Janikowski field goal and a 48 yard Thad Busby to Warrick TD bomb, with a two point conversion, to regain the lead, 21-14, with 6:32 left in the third quarter. Clemson pulled to within four after three quarters with a 36 yard field goal. Warrick's punt return, the longest in Clemson Stadium history, gave the Tribe a 28-17 lead, but Clemson came right back with a six play, 80 yard drive that cut FSU's lead to 28-25. Busby connected with Warrick on an 80 yard touchdown strike on the next possession for a 35-25 lead.

Clemson kicked a field goal with 3:42 remaining, but the Tribe held on for the win. Busby was 17 of 28 for 332 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Seminoles, who managed just 31 rushing yards. However, FSU's defense was just as stiff against Clemson holding the Tigers to 41 rushing yards. Clemson quarterbacks combined for 285 passing yards on 20 of 40 passing but suffered three interceptions.

The win was Bowden's 200th at Florida State.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
10
0
11
14
35
CLEMSON
7
0
10
11
28

1st   0- 7  Opp, 32, run (kick), 10:22
      3- 7  Bill Gramatica, 32, field goal, 3:56 
     10- 7  Sam Cowart, 0, fumble recovery/return (Bill Gramatica, kick), 2:47 
            Note: The ball was snapped over the quarterback's head and  
                  recovered by Cowart in the end zone.                  
2nd  10- 7  Bill Gramatica, 37, field goal failed, 1:40 
3rd  10-14  Opp, 28, pass (kick), 11:53
     13-14  Sebastian Janikowski, 22, field goal, 9:04 
     21-14  Peter Warrick, 48, pass from Thad Busby (Laveranues Coles, pass from Thad Busby), 6:32 
     21-17  Opp, 36, field goal, 1:25 
4th  28-17  Peter Warrick, 90, punt return/blocked punt (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 13:16
     28-25  Opp, 17, pass (run), 10:11
     35-25  Peter Warrick, 80, pass from Thad Busby (Bill Gramatica, kick), 9:46 
     35-25  Opp, 43, field goal failed, 8:21 
     35-28  Opp, 24, field goal, 3:42 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 9 21 Rushes-yards 20- 31 39- 41 Passing 332 285 Att-Comp-Int 28-17-1 40-20-3 Total Yards 48-363 79-326 Punt Returns 5-150 3-27 Kickoff Returns 4-113 3-134 Interception Ret. 3-60 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 7-37.9 7-47.6 Sacks By-Yds 7-46 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 1-1 Penalties-Yds 11-73 7-35 3rd Down Conversions 4-16 1-12 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 37:27 22:33 Attendance 83,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Thad Busby 8- 16 Dee Feaster 5- 9 Khalid Abdullah 3- 5 Travis Minor 3- 1 Vannez Gooch 1- 0 Receiving Peter Warrick 8- 249 E.G. Green 4- 62 Khalid Abdullah 1- 9 Dee Feaster 3- 8 Damian Harrell 1- 4 Passing Thad Busby 28-17-1-332 Punt Return Peter Warrick 4- 123 Dee Feaster 1- 27 Kickoff Return Laveranues Coles 2- 57 Germaine Stringer 2- 56 Punting Keith Cottrell 7- 265 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dexter Jackson 10 2 12 . . . 2 . . . . . Tay Cody 5 2 7 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Jerry Johnson 5 2 7 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 3 3 6 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Daryl Bush 5 1 6 2.0- 12.0 2.0- 12.0 1- 21 . . . . . . Lamont Green 3 2 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 5 . 5 2.0- 15.0 2.0- 15.0 . . . . . . . Shevin Smith 3 1 4 . . 1- 39 . . . . . . Samari Rolle 3 1 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Bobby Rhodes 3 1 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Larry Smith 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Tony Bryant 3 . 3 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Derrick Gibson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Roland Seymour 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Troy Saunders 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Theon Rackley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Deon Humphrey 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Chaney 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Shawn McCorkel . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Simon . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Billy Rhodes 1 . 1 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Lamarr Glenn . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Snoop Minnis . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Laveranues Coles 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FL    9  Peter Warrick
QB   12  Thad Busby
SE   19  E.G. Green
TB   23  Travis Minor
FB   32  Khalid Abdullah
C    51  Kevin Long
SG   68  Jason Whitaker
TT   70  Tra Thomas
ST   76  Ross Brannon
TG   78  Donald Heaven
TE   81  Melvin Pearsall
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
WLB   1  Sam Cowart
LCB   2  Samari Rolle
FS   11  Dexter Jackson
RCB  27  Tay Cody
ROV  30  Shevin Smith
MLB  44  Daryl Bush
SLB  45  Lamont Green
LE   85  Andre Wadsworth
RE   90  Greg Spires
DT   92  Jerry Johnson
NG   95  Julian Pittman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Troy Saunders
 5  Theon Rackley
 6  Derrick Gibson
 7  Laveranues Coles
 8  Damian Harrell
13  Snoop Minnis
20  Vannez Gooch
21  Deon Humphrey
24  Jeff Chaney
31  Lamarr Glenn
33  Dee Feaster
37  Shawn McCorkel
##  NAME
-----------------------------
38  Sebastian Janikowski
40  Tony Bryant
43  Bill Gramatica
47  Keith Cottrell
49  Bobby Rhodes
52  Demetro Stephens
53  Corey Simon
56  Roland Seymour
75  Billy Rhodes
86  Germaine Stringer
96  Larry Smith

FLORIDA STATE 47, MIAMI 0

10/04/1997, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1998 FSU Media Guide, Page 127.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State's defense held Miami to minus 33 yards rushing, and the offense used a balanced attack and big plays to blow away the Hurricanes 47-0. The defeat was the worst for Miami since 1944 and the most lopsided win ever for FSU over the 'Canes.

Thad Busby led the FSU offensive charge completing 20 of 31 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the game midway through the third quarter. Dan Kendra came in to lead the Seminoles to their final 18 points completing 2 of 6 passes for 18 yards.

Dee Feaster got the Seminoles on the scoreboard with 4:22 left in the first quarter with a two yard scoring run that finished an impressive 11 play, 68 yard drive. E.G. Green put the Tribe up 13-0 when he collected a 5 yard Busby pass. The short 7 yard drive was set up when Miami punter Andy Crosland bobbled the snap and the FSU special teams swallowed him up at the seven yard line.

FSU mounted another long drive in the second quarter covering 75 yards on eight plays with Peter Warrick leaping for a 37 yard Busby pass in the endzone. Sebastian Janikowski gave the Tribe a 23-0 lead with a 45 yard field goal just before the half.

Travis Minor scored from five yards out in the third quarter and one yard away in the fourth to boost FSU's lead to 37-0. Janikowski's 37 yard field goal and a one yard plunge by Lamarr Glenn with 6:20 left provided the final margin.

Warrick's 60 yards on four catches led a balanced FSU receiving corps which saw eight different players make at least one catch. Davy Ford led all FSU rushers with 69 yards on 14 carries. FSU's defense chased Miami starting quarterback Ryan Clement after he completed just 5 of 14 passes for 52 yards, then held replacement Scott Covington to just 9 of 17 through the air.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MIAMI
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
13
10
7
17
47

1st   7- 0  Dee Feaster, 2, run (Bill Gramatica, kick), 4:22 
     13- 0  E.G. Green, 5, pass from Thad Busby (Bill Gramatica, kick failed), 1:52 
2nd  20- 0  Peter Warrick, 37, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 7:32 
     20- 0  Sebastian Janikowski, 48, field goal failed, 4:13 
     23- 0  Sebastian Janikowski, 45, field goal, 0:02 
3rd  30- 0  Travis Minor, 5, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 4:45 
     30- 0  Sebastian Janikowski, 38, field goal failed, 0:31 
4th  37- 0  Travis Minor, 1, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 14:12
     40- 0  Sebastian Janikowski, 37, field goal, 9:15 
     47- 0  Lamarr Glenn, 3, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 6:20 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 8 Rushes-yards 45-174 27--33 Passing 248 164 Att-Comp-Int 37-22-1 31-14-3 Total Yards 82-422 58-131 Punt Returns 3-47 2-21 Kickoff Returns 1-7 6-89 Interception Ret. 3-35 1-13 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 2-38.0 8-37.9 Sacks By-Yds 2-12 3-23 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 4-0 Penalties-Yds 4-35 5-32 3rd Down Conversions 10-17 4-17 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 34:57 25:03 Attendance 80,165 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Davy Ford 14- 69 Dan Kendra 3- 36 Dee Feaster 7- 29 Travis Minor 9- 23 Lamarr Glenn 2- 17 Vannez Gooch 2- 2 Laveranues Coles 1- -2 Thad Busby 4- -7 Receiving Peter Warrick 4- 60 E.G. Green 4- 46 Laveranues Coles 3- 39 Damian Harrell 3- 26 Melvin Pearsall 3- 26 Snoop Minnis 1- 23 Davy Ford 3- 17 William McCray 1- 11 Passing Thad Busby 31-20-1-230 Dan Kendra 6- 2-0- 18 Punt Return Peter Warrick 1- 40 Dee Feaster 2- 7 Kickoff Return Germaine Stringer 1- 7 Punting Keith Cottrell 2- 76 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sam Cowart 3 4 7 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Daryl Bush 1 6 7 . . . . . . 1 . . Andre Wadsworth 4 2 6 1.0- 23.0 . . . . . . . . Lamont Green 1 5 6 0.5- 3.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . Shevin Smith 1 4 5 1.0- 2.0 . 1- 32 1 . . . . . Dexter Jackson 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Polley . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 2 1 3 . . 2- 3 1 . . . . . Theon Rackley 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Todd Frier 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Abdual Howard 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Shawn McCorkel 1 2 3 0.5- 12.0 . . . . . . . . Derrick Gibson 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Chaney . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Troy Saunders 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Tay Cody . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . David Warren . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Deon Humphrey 1 1 2 0.5- 12.0 . . . . . . . . Char-ron Dorsey . 2 2 0.5- 3.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . Tony Bryant 1 . 1 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Jerry Johnson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Larry Smith 1 . 1 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Corey Simon . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Bobby Rhodes 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Laveranues Coles . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Allen . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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FL    9  Peter Warrick
QB   12  Thad Busby
SE   19  E.G. Green
TB   23  Travis Minor
FB   32  Khalid Abdullah
C    51  Kevin Long
SG   68  Jason Whitaker
TT   70  Tra Thomas
ST   76  Ross Brannon
TG   78  Donald Heaven
TE   81  Melvin Pearsall
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
WLB   1  Sam Cowart
LCB   2  Samari Rolle
FS   11  Dexter Jackson
RCB  27  Tay Cody
ROV  30  Shevin Smith
MLB  44  Daryl Bush
SLB  45  Lamont Green
LE   85  Andre Wadsworth
RE   90  Greg Spires
DT   92  Jerry Johnson
NG   95  Julian Pittman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Troy Saunders
 5  Theon Rackley
 6  Derrick Gibson
 7  Laveranues Coles
 8  Damian Harrell
10  Dan Kendra
12  Abdual Howard
13  Snoop Minnis
20  Vannez Gooch
21  Deon Humphrey
22  Davy Ford
24  Jeff Chaney
29  Tommy Polley
31  Lamarr Glenn
33  Dee Feaster
##  NAME
-----------------------------
35  Todd Frier
36  William McCray
37  Shawn McCorkel
38  Sebastian Janikowski
40  Tony Bryant
43  Bill Gramatica
47  Keith Cottrell
49  Bobby Rhodes
53  Corey Simon
55  Brian Allen
86  Germaine Stringer
96  Char-ron Dorsey
96  Larry Smith
99  David Warren

FLORIDA STATE 51, DUKE 27

10/11/1997, DURHAM, NC

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From the 1998 FSU Media Guide, Page 128.

DURHAM, NC - No. 4 Florida State traveled to Duke for the first time since 1993 and left with a closer than expected 51-27 win over the Blue Devils.

Duke scored first with 9:55 left in the first quarter after an FSU fumble set them up for a short 19 yard drive. The Seminoles would then score five unanswered touchdowns to take a 35-7 lead late into the second quarter. Four different Seminoles scored with quarterback Thad Busby rushing for a pair of the TDs. Duke chipped away with a 61 yard touchdown bomb with 41 seconds left in the half that narrowed the margin to 35-14 at intermission.

The Tribe defense got into the scoring act in the second half when Tony Bryant's sack sent the ball spinning and Sam Cowart picked it up and raced 24 yards for the touchdown. The defense scored again on the next possession when true freshman Derrick Gibson carried a blocked punt over from the one yard line for a 48-14 FSU edge.

Duke's offense shook off the miscues and mounted an eight play, 78 yard drive that culminated in a touchdown and a 48-21 lead. A 27 yard Blue Devil field goal was countered by Sebastian Janikowski's 21 yard field goal to make it 51-24 with 5:35 left. Duke's Sims Lenhardt closed the scoring with a 43 yard boot that made the final 51-27.

Busby completed 15 of 32 passes for 250 yards and one touchdown. Nine different Seminoles ran the football, led by Davy Ford who had 58 yards on 11 carries. Travis Minor had 46 yards on 10 carries. Peter Warrick led all Seminole receivers with five catches for 134 yards and one touchdown.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
28
13
3
51
DUKE
7
7
7
6
27

1st   0- 0  Opp, 52, field goal failed, 10:28
      0- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 9:55 
      7- 7  Davy Ford, 9, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 3:33 
2nd  14- 7  Travis Minor, 1, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 11:04
     21- 7  Thad Busby, 1, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 6:25 
     28- 7  Peter Warrick, 54, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 4:08 
     35- 7  Thad Busby, 3, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 0:57 
     35-14  Opp, 61, pass (kick), 0:41 
3rd  41-14  Sam Cowart, 24, fumble recovery/return (Sebastian Janikowski, kick failed), 12:15
     48-14  Derrick Gibson, 1, punt return/blocked punt (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 10:36
            Note: Dexter Jackson blocked a punt; Gibson picked up the   
                  ball at the one and scored.                           
     48-21  Opp, 2, pass (kick), 3:29 
4th  48-24  Opp, 27, field goal, 14:15
     48-24  Sebastian Janikowski, 38, field goal failed, 9:15 
     51-24  Sebastian Janikowski, 21, field goal, 5:35 
     51-27  Opp, 43, field goal, 2:20 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 13 Rushes-yards 38-135 38-131 Passing 282 115 Att-Comp-Int 35-16-1 21-9-1 Total Yards 73-417 59-246 Punt Returns 6-63 2-10 Kickoff Returns 5-84 7-185 Interception Ret. 1-2 1-11 Fumble Returns 2-24 1-0 Punts 6-39.3 9-31.8 Sacks By-Yds 4-22 2-9 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-2 Penalties-Yds 20-138 9-73 3rd Down Conversions 5-14 1-13 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-0 Time of Posession 29:55 30:05 Attendance 21,557 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Davy Ford 11- 58 Travis Minor 10- 46 William McCray 2- 14 Dee Feaster 4- 13 Vannez Gooch 3- 9 Thad Busby 5- 4 Snoop Minnis 1- 0 Khalid Abdullah 1- -3 Dan Kendra 1- -6 Receiving Peter Warrick 5- 134 E.G. Green 4- 52 Damian Harrell 3- 43 Germaine Stringer 1- 32 Melvin Pearsall 2- 19 Travis Minor 1- 2 Passing Thad Busby 32-15-1-250 Dan Kendra 3- 1-0- 32 Punt Return Peter Warrick 4- 29 Dexter Jackson 1- 22 Dee Feaster 1- 11 Derrick Gibson 0- 1 Kickoff Return Laveranues Coles 3- 58 Germaine Stringer 1- 16 Todd Frier 1- 10 Punting Keith Cottrell 6- 236 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Larry Smith 2 5 7 2.0- 8.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson 4 1 5 . . . . . . . 1 . Derrick Gibson 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Brian Allen 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart . 4 4 . . . . . 1- 24 . . . Tommy Polley 1 3 4 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 2 1 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Lamont Green 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Laveranues Coles . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Tay Cody 1 1 2 . . 1- 2 . . . . . . Samari Rolle 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Shevin Smith 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Troy Saunders . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Tony Bryant 1 1 2 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . 1 . . Bobby Rhodes . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Char-ron Dorsey 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Greg Spires 1 . 1 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Jerry Johnson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . David Tulloch . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Theon Rackley . 1 1 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Todd Frier 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Abdual Howard 1 . 1 1.0- 6.0 . . 1 . . . . . Germaine Stringer . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jamal Reynolds 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Deon Humphrey 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Clevan Thomas 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . David Warren . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Chaney . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FL    9  Peter Warrick
QB   12  Thad Busby
SE   19  E.G. Green
TB   23  Travis Minor
FB   32  Khalid Abdullah
C    51  Kevin Long
SG   68  Jason Whitaker
TT   70  Tra Thomas
ST   76  Ross Brannon
TG   78  Donald Heaven
TE   81  Melvin Pearsall
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
WLB   1  Sam Cowart
LCB   2  Samari Rolle
FS   11  Dexter Jackson
RCB  27  Tay Cody
ROV  30  Shevin Smith
MLB  44  Daryl Bush
SLB  45  Lamont Green
LE   85  Andre Wadsworth
RE   90  Greg Spires
DT   92  Jerry Johnson
NG   95  Julian Pittman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Troy Saunders
 5  Theon Rackley
 6  Derrick Gibson
 7  Laveranues Coles
 8  Clevan Thomas
 8  Damian Harrell
10  Dan Kendra
12  Abdual Howard
13  Snoop Minnis
20  Vannez Gooch
21  Deon Humphrey
22  Davy Ford
24  Jeff Chaney
29  Tommy Polley
##  NAME
-----------------------------
33  Dee Feaster
35  Todd Frier
36  William McCray
38  Sebastian Janikowski
40  Tony Bryant
47  Keith Cottrell
49  Bobby Rhodes
55  Brian Allen
58  Jamal Reynolds
86  Germaine Stringer
96  Char-ron Dorsey
96  Larry Smith
98  David Tulloch
99  David Warren

FLORIDA STATE 38, GEORGIA TECH 0

10/18/1997, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1998 FSU Media Guide, Page 129.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State's defense recorded its second shutout of the season and quarterback Thad Busby threw for 399 yards to lead the Seminoles to a 38-0 win over visiting Georgia Tech.

The Seminole defense regained its form after giving up 27 points to Duke the previous week, holding the Yellow Jackets to just 144 yards of total offense. Busby, on the other hand, connected on 30 of 47 passes for 399 yards and three touchdowns. Senior E.G. Green led the receivers with six catches for 166 yards and a touchdown.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Seminoles finally got on the scoreboard with just 50 seconds left in the first half when Busby hit wide receiver Damian Harrell with an 18 yard scoring strike. Busby threw on each of the nine plays during the 84 yard drive, completing seven.

The Seminoles took control of the game early in the third quarter despite dreadful field position. Lining up at their own one yard line, Busby directed a 12 play drive that ended with a spectacular 27 yard scoring run by tailback Travis Minor. Tay Cody intercepted Joe Hamilton's pass on Georgia Tech's next possession and FSU made them pay when Busby hit E.G. Green with a 66 yard scoring bomb on the next play. FSU led 21-0 with 5:39 left.

Sebastian Janikowski drilled a 38 yard field goal to open the Tribe's fourth quarter scoring. Freshman wide receiver Marvin Minnis scored his first career touchdown on a 20 yard pass from Busby. Sophomore Dan Kendra replaced Busby and threw a 47 yard scoring bomb to Laveranues Coles to provide the 38-0 final score.

FSU sacked Georgia Tech quarterbacks five times and limited Hamilton to just 9 of 18 passing for 83 yards and an interception. The Yellow Jackets managed just 53 yards rushing.

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

2nd   7- 0  Damian Harrell, 18, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 0:50 
3rd  14- 0  Travis Minor, 27, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 6:58 
     21- 0  E.G. Green, 66, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 5:39 
4th  24- 0  Sebastian Janikowski, 38, field goal, 12:09
     31- 0  Snoop Minnis, 20, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 5:24 
     38- 0  Laveranues Coles, 47, pass from Dan Kendra (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 2:15 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 28 8 Rushes-yards 29- 98 36- 53 Passing 489 91 Att-Comp-Int 51-33-0 21-10-2 Total Yards 80-587 57-144 Punt Returns 4-25 2-9 Kickoff Returns 1-17 1-18 Interception Ret. 2-31 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 7-37.6 12-46.1 Sacks By-Yds 5-25 2-19 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yds 12-83 6-44 3rd Down Conversions 6-14 3-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-1 Time of Posession 30:46 29:14 Attendance 78,157 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Travis Minor 6- 50 Davy Ford 7- 26 Laveranues Coles 2- 12 Vannez Gooch 3- 10 Marcus Outzen 1- 8 Lamarr Glenn 1- 2 Dan Kendra 1- 2 Dee Feaster 1- 1 William McCray 1- 1 Thad Busby 5- -2 Peter Warrick 1- -12 Receiving E.G. Green 6- 166 Damian Harrell 6- 62 Peter Warrick 6- 62 Snoop Minnis 3- 54 Laveranues Coles 2- 53 Germaine Stringer 1- 36 Travis Minor 2- 20 Davy Ford 2- 14 Melvin Pearsall 3- 12 Vannez Gooch 2- 10 Passing Thad Busby 47-30-0-399 Dan Kendra 4- 3-0- 90 Punt Return Peter Warrick 3- 23 Dee Feaster 1- 2 Kickoff Return Germaine Stringer 1- 17 Punting Keith Cottrell 7- 263 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sam Cowart 3 12 15 . . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 3 5 8 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Lamont Green . 8 8 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Tay Cody 3 4 7 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Larry Smith 3 4 7 0.5- 7.0 0.5- 7.0 . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 1 6 7 0.5- 7.0 0.5- 7.0 . . . . . . . Greg Spires 1 4 5 2.0- 10.0 1.5- 9.0 . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 1 4 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Dexter Jackson 2 3 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Shevin Smith . 5 5 . . . . . . . . . Jerry Johnson 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Bryne Malone . 2 2 1.0- 13.0 1.0- 13.0 . . . . . . . Roland Seymour . 2 2 0.5- 6.0 0.5- 6.0 . . . . . . . Troy Saunders 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Char-ron Dorsey 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Tony Bryant 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Germaine Stringer . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Laveranues Coles . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Polley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Abdual Howard . . . . . 1- 31 . . . . . . Todd Frier . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FL    9  Peter Warrick
QB   12  Thad Busby
SE   19  E.G. Green
TB   23  Travis Minor
FB   32  Khalid Abdullah
C    51  Kevin Long
SG   68  Jason Whitaker
TT   70  Tra Thomas
ST   76  Ross Brannon
TG   78  Donald Heaven
TE   81  Melvin Pearsall
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
WLB   1  Sam Cowart
LCB   2  Samari Rolle
FS   11  Dexter Jackson
RCB  27  Tay Cody
ROV  30  Shevin Smith
MLB  44  Daryl Bush
SLB  45  Lamont Green
LE   85  Andre Wadsworth
RE   90  Greg Spires
DT   92  Jerry Johnson
NG   95  Julian Pittman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Troy Saunders
 7  Laveranues Coles
 8  Damian Harrell
10  Dan Kendra
12  Abdual Howard
13  Snoop Minnis
14  Marcus Outzen
20  Vannez Gooch
22  Davy Ford
29  Tommy Polley
31  Lamarr Glenn
33  Dee Feaster
##  NAME
-----------------------------
35  Todd Frier
36  William McCray
38  Sebastian Janikowski
40  Tony Bryant
47  Keith Cottrell
48  Bryne Malone
52  Demetro Stephens
56  Roland Seymour
86  Germaine Stringer
96  Char-ron Dorsey
96  Larry Smith

FLORIDA STATE 47, VIRGINIA 21

10/25/1997, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

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From the 1998 FSU Media Guide, Page 130.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The third ranked Seminoles traveled to Virginia for the first time since losing their only ACC game ever to the Cavaliers in 1995 and posted a 47-21 win before a national ESPN television audience. FSU's offense had started slowly all year but exploded for three touchdowns over the first five plays giving the Seminoles a 21-0 cushion early.

True freshman tailback Travis Minor got his first career start and, on FSU's first play, raced 87 yards for a touchdown just 24 seconds into the game. On the next possession, Thad Busby lofted a 30 yard pass to Peter Warrick who out jumped a Cavalier defender for a touchdown and a 14-0 advantage after just four offensive plays. The Seminole defense forced another three and out by the UVA offense and on the next play, Busby hit E.G. Green on a slant route that the senior took 74 yards for a touchdown. The scoreboard read 21-0 FSU with 8:44 left in the first quarter.

Virginia nibbled at the lead with an 80 yard touchdown drive late in the first quarter, but Cavalier quarterback Aaron Brooks stepped out of the back of the endzone for a safety while avoiding a rush to give the Seminoles a 23-7 lead after the first quarter. Fullback Khalid Abdullah punched it over from the one to make it a 30-7 advantage at halftime. Minor started hot again in the second half, taking a Busby screen pass 42 yards to paydirt, but Virginia's offense stirred to life scoring TDs late in the third and early in the fourth quarter. The Tribe nipped the rally with a third Minor TD and a 34 yard field goal that pushed the final score to 47-21.

Minor rushed for 155 yards on 17 carries to lead the FSU running game. Busby completed 18 of 39 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns. The FSU defense held Virginia to minus nine yards rushing and recorded nine sacks, including three by defensive end Andre Wadsworth.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
23
7
7
10
47
VIRGINIA
7
0
7
7
21

      0- 0  Sebastian Janikowski, 45, field goal failed
1st   7- 0  Travis Minor, 87, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 14:36
     14- 0  Peter Warrick, 38, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 11:14
     21- 0  E.G. Green, 74, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 8:44 
     21- 7  Opp, 6, run (kick), 5:57 
     23- 7  Team, safety, 0:56 
            Note: Quarterback ran out of the end zone.                  
2nd  30- 7  Khalid Abdullah, 1, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 10:30
3rd  37- 7  Travis Minor, 42, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 9:47 
     37-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 1:51 
4th  37-21  Opp, 15, pass (kick), 14:26
     44-21  Travis Minor, 6, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 11:29
     47-21  Sebastian Janikowski, 34, field goal, 6:51 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 13 Rushes-yards 31-208 38- -9 Passing 305 258 Att-Comp-Int 40-19-1 31-14-1 Total Yards 71-513 69-249 Punt Returns 5-68 0-0 Kickoff Returns 3-52 7-117 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-20 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 6-33.8 10-37.6 Sacks By-Yds 9-57 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 8-54 9-94 3rd Down Conversions 2-12 5-16 Time of Posession 28:03 31:57 Attendance 45,300 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Travis Minor 17- 157 Davy Ford 7- 26 Dan Kendra 2- 18 Thad Busby 2- 6 Khalid Abdullah 3- 3 Receiving E.G. Green 5- 151 Travis Minor 6- 72 Peter Warrick 3- 47 Melvin Pearsall 3- 14 Carver Donaldson 1- 14 Laveranues Coles 1- 7 Passing Thad Busby 39-18-1-291 Dan Kendra 1- 1-0- 14 Punt Return Peter Warrick 3- 47 Dee Feaster 2- 21 Kickoff Return Peter Warrick 1- 23 Germaine Stringer 1- 23 Vannez Gooch 1- 6 Punting Keith Cottrell 6- 203 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jerry Johnson 1 7 8 3.0- 7.5 3.0- 7.5 . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 3 4 7 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 1 6 7 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Larry Smith 2 4 6 2.0- 8.5 2.0- 8.5 . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 3 3 6 3.0- 32.0 3.0- 32.0 . . . . . . . Lamont Green 1 5 6 . . . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson 1 5 6 . . . . . . . . . Shevin Smith 3 3 6 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 2 1 3 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Derrick Gibson 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Shawn McCorkel 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Corey Simon 1 2 3 2.0- 8.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Tay Cody . 2 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Troy Saunders 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Polley . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . David Tulloch . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Greg Spires 1 . 1 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . 1 . . Tony Bryant . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Roland Seymour . 1 1 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Theon Rackley . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Peter Warrick 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Chaney . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Allen . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . David Warren . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Bobby Rhodes . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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FL    9  Peter Warrick
QB   12  Thad Busby
SE   19  E.G. Green
TB   23  Travis Minor
FB   32  Khalid Abdullah
C    51  Kevin Long
SG   68  Jason Whitaker
TT   70  Tra Thomas
ST   76  Ross Brannon
TG   78  Donald Heaven
TE   81  Melvin Pearsall
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
WLB   1  Sam Cowart
LCB   2  Samari Rolle
FS   11  Dexter Jackson
RCB  27  Tay Cody
ROV  30  Shevin Smith
MLB  44  Daryl Bush
SLB  45  Lamont Green
LE   85  Andre Wadsworth
RE   90  Greg Spires
DT   92  Jerry Johnson
NG   95  Julian Pittman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Troy Saunders
 5  Theon Rackley
 6  Derrick Gibson
 7  Laveranues Coles
10  Dan Kendra
20  Vannez Gooch
22  Davy Ford
24  Jeff Chaney
29  Tommy Polley
33  Dee Feaster
37  Shawn McCorkel
38  Sebastian Janikowski
##  NAME
-----------------------------
40  Tony Bryant
47  Keith Cottrell
49  Bobby Rhodes
52  Demetro Stephens
53  Corey Simon
55  Brian Allen
56  Roland Seymour
86  Germaine Stringer
88  Carver Donaldson
96  Larry Smith
98  David Tulloch
99  David Warren

FLORIDA STATE 48, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 35

11/01/1997, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 1998 FSU Media Guide, Page 131.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Third ranked Florida State hosted NC State for Homecoming and it looked like the Seminoles would roll to their eighth straight win, but the Wolfpack would not quit and managed to score more points than any ACC team had on FSU.

With a huge matchup with North Carolina just a week away, the Seminoles raced to a 27-0 lead in the first quarter, but had to battle the rest of the way for a scary 48-35 win.

The Seminoles had to cover just 15 yards on their first possession after an interception set the offense up deep in NCSU territory. Quarterback Thad Busby hit E.G. Green with a six yard scoring strike with 13:37 left in the first quarter. A muffed snap cost the Tribe the extra point but gave them a 6-0 lead. Busby hit running back Travis Minor with a 16 yard scoring strike just over three minutes later for a 13-0 lead, then found Germaine Stringer racing through the middle of the NC State secondary for a 31 yard touchdown and a 19-0 lead with 4:12 left in the first quarter. Minor's 10 yard TD run with two seconds left in the initial stanza, and a two point conversion, gave FSU the 27-0 lead.

NC State would turn to wide receiver Torry Holt to lead them back into the game, which he did in record fashion. He grabbed two of his ACC record five touchdown passes in the second quarter, collecting Jamie Barnette aerials for 25 and 27 yard scores, to pull the `Pack to a 27-14 margin. But FSU bounced back when Green raced 80 yards with Busby's pass for the 34-14 halftime score.

FSU pushed the lead to 41-14 late in the third quarter on a Minor run, but Holt brought his Wolfpack back with scoring receptions of 26 and 2 yards that narrowed FSU's margin to 41-28. Busby found Green in the endzone again with 9:27 left to put the 'Noles on top 48-28 with enough cushion to weather Holt's last score.

Busby completed 26 of 36 passes for a career high 463 yards and five touchdowns. Green had a career game, covering 184 yards with eight catches and scoring three touchdowns. However, the Seminole defense gave up 267 passing yards, and allowed their first 100 yard rusher of the year in Tremayne Stephens.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
14
7
14
35
FLORIDA STATE
27
7
7
7
48

1st   6- 0  E.G. Green, 6, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick failed), 13:37
     13- 0  Travis Minor, 16, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 10:19
     19- 0  Germaine Stringer, 31, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick failed), 4:12 
     27- 0  Travis Minor, 10, run (Melvin Pearsall, pass from Thad Busby), 0:02 
2nd  27- 7  Opp, 25, pass (kick), 12:14
     27-14  Opp, 27, pass (kick), 1:03 
     34-14  E.G. Green, 80, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 0:45 
3rd  41-14  Travis Minor, 1, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 4:25 
     41-21  Opp, 26, pass (kick), 2:50 
4th  41-28  Opp, 2, pass (kick), 12:32
     48-28  E.G. Green, 15, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 9:27 
     48-35  Opp, 9, pass (kick), 0:40 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 28 Rushes-yards 29- 58 43-181 Passing 463 267 Att-Comp-Int 36-26-1 49-21-3 Total Yards 65-521 92-448 Punt Returns 1-29 2-34 Kickoff Returns 4-80 2-47 Interception Ret. 3-16 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 5-30.2 4-38.3 Sacks By-Yds 3-14 2-22 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 2-1 Penalties-Yds 14-148 9-60 3rd Down Conversions 6-12 5-18 4th Down Conversions 0-1 2-5 Time of Posession 25:49 34:11 Attendance 71,415 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Travis Minor 10- 64 Davy Ford 9- 34 Khalid Abdullah 1- 0 Team 1- -10 Thad Busby 8- -30 Receiving E.G. Green 8- 184 Laveranues Coles 3- 97 Travis Minor 7- 56 Damian Harrell 2- 33 Germaine Stringer 1- 31 Snoop Minnis 2- 29 Peter Warrick 2- 23 Davy Ford 1- 10 Passing Thad Busby 36-26-1-463 Punt Return Dee Feaster 1- 29 Kickoff Return Laveranues Coles 1- 26 Todd Frier 1- 21 Germaine Stringer 1- 19 Jeff Chaney 1- 14 Punting Keith Cottrell 4- 151 Team 1- 0 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dexter Jackson 6 13 19 . . . 3 . . . . . Sam Cowart 3 9 12 . . . 2 . . . . . Daryl Bush 1 10 11 1.0- 2.0 . 1- 0 . . . . . . Lamont Green 1 7 8 . . 1- 16 1 . . . . . Shevin Smith 3 4 7 1.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Julian Pittman . 7 7 . . . . . . . . . Jerry Johnson 1 5 6 . . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 2 3 5 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Tay Cody 3 2 5 0.5- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Theon Rackley . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Larry Smith 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Troy Saunders . 3 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Tony Bryant 2 1 3 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Roland Seymour 1 2 3 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Greg Spires . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Todd Frier . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Gibson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Shawn McCorkel . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Abdual Howard . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Simon 1 . 1 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . 1- 0 . . . Brian Allen 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jamal Reynolds 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Polley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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FL    9  Peter Warrick
QB   12  Thad Busby
SE   19  E.G. Green
TB   23  Travis Minor
FB   32  Khalid Abdullah
C    51  Kevin Long
SG   68  Jason Whitaker
TT   70  Tra Thomas
ST   76  Ross Brannon
TG   78  Donald Heaven
TE   81  Melvin Pearsall
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
WLB   1  Sam Cowart
LCB   2  Samari Rolle
FS   11  Dexter Jackson
RCB  27  Tay Cody
ROV  30  Shevin Smith
MLB  44  Daryl Bush
SLB  45  Lamont Green
LE   85  Andre Wadsworth
RE   90  Greg Spires
DT   92  Jerry Johnson
NG   95  Julian Pittman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Troy Saunders
 5  Theon Rackley
 6  Derrick Gibson
 7  Laveranues Coles
 8  Damian Harrell
12  Abdual Howard
13  Snoop Minnis
22  Davy Ford
24  Jeff Chaney
29  Tommy Polley
33  Dee Feaster
35  Todd Frier
##  NAME
-----------------------------
37  Shawn McCorkel
38  Sebastian Janikowski
40  Tony Bryant
47  Keith Cottrell
52  Demetro Stephens
53  Corey Simon
55  Brian Allen
56  Roland Seymour
58  Jamal Reynolds
86  Germaine Stringer
96  Larry Smith

FLORIDA STATE 20, NORTH CAROLINA 3

11/08/1997, CHAPEL HILL, NC

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From the 1998 FSU Media Guide, Page 132.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - No. 2 ranked Florida State rolled into Chapel Hill to take on fifth ranked North Carolina in what was billed as the biggest game in the history of the ACC. With an ESPN audience watching in, as well as a Kenan Stadium record 62,000, the Seminoles dismantled the Tar Heels with nine quarterback sacks and a 20-3 win that assured FSU of a share of its sixth straight conference crown.

FSU's defense established from the start that any yardage would be hard earned for the Tar Heels, sacking quarterback Oscar Davenport on the first series. He would be sacked seven times and leave the game in the fourth quarter with a broken ankle. Meanwhile, FSU's offense was productive against the nation's second ranked defense. On FSU's third possession, Thad Busby completed four of five passes taking the Seminoles from their 45 down to the UNC eight. He hit tight end Melvin Pearsall over the middle for an eight yard touchdown and a lead the Seminoles would nevergive up with 4:00 left in the first quarter.

The Tribe defense pinned UNC in their own territory most of the first half and put the offense in position for their second score. Punting from their own one North Carolina could only push FSU to the 28. Three plays later, E.G. Green made a one handed grab of Busby's fade pass from 14 yards out to give the Seminoles a 14-0 lead with 4:27 left in the first half. Sebastian Janikowski's 32 yard field goal with 32 seconds left gave FSU a 17-0 halftime lead. Seminole defenders had held UNC to just nine yards of total offense in the first half.

The Seminoles attempted just four passes in the second half leaning on the running of true freshman Travis Minor, who finished with a game high 128 yards on 30 carries. The Tribe's only second half scoring came on a 40 yard Janikowski field goal. North Carolina ruined FSU's hopes of a shutout with a 46 yard field goal early in the fourth quarter.

FSU's defense held North Carolina to minus 28 yards rushing for the game and allowed the Tar Heel offense just 101 yards on the night. Busby completed 14 of 30 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns. Starting defensive ends Andre Wadsworth and Greg Spires totalled seven quarterback sacks between them with three and four, respectively.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
10
3
0
20
NORTH CAROLINA
0
0
0
3
3

1st   7- 0  Melvin Pearsall, 8, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 4:00 
2nd  14- 0  E.G. Green, 14, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 4:27 
     17- 0  Sebastian Janikowski, 32, field goal, 0:32 
3rd  20- 0  Sebastian Janikowski, 40, field goal, 6:58 
4th  20- 3  Opp, 46, field goal, 13:34
     20- 3  Sebastian Janikowski, 34, field goal failed, 9:27 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 7 Rushes-yards 39-175 25--28 Passing 159 101 Att-Comp-Int 30-14-1 23-10-3 Total Yards 69-334 48-73 Punt Returns 3-35 4-25 Kickoff Returns 1-11 4-50 Interception Ret. 3-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-8 0-0 Punts 7-37.7 8-35.1 Sacks By-Yds 9-52 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 11-105 8-42 3rd Down Conversions 3-14 1-13 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 33:53 26:07 Attendance 62,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Travis Minor 30- 128 Khalid Abdullah 2- 26 Thad Busby 4- 15 Laveranues Coles 1- 4 Davy Ford 2- 2 Receiving Peter Warrick 4- 64 Damian Harrell 2- 34 E.G. Green 2- 31 Laveranues Coles 2- 20 Melvin Pearsall 2- 9 William McCray 1- 2 Travis Minor 1- -1 Passing Thad Busby 30-14-1-159 Punt Return Peter Warrick 2- 24 Brian Allen 1- 11 Kickoff Return Laveranues Coles 1- 11 Punting Keith Cottrell 7- 264 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Greg Spires 5 . 5 5.0- 29.0 4.0- 28.0 . . . . 1 . . Andre Wadsworth 4 1 5 3.0- 12.0 3.0- 12.0 . . . 1- 8 . . . Tay Cody 3 2 5 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Shevin Smith 2 2 4 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Sam Cowart . 4 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson 1 2 3 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Lamont Green 2 1 3 1.0- 7.0 . . 1 . . . . . Corey Simon 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Jerry Johnson 2 . 2 2.0- 7.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . Troy Saunders 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 1 . 1 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Derrick Gibson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jamal Reynolds . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Tommy Polley . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Allen 1 . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . Julian Pittman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . David Warren 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tony Bryant 1 . 1 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FL    9  Peter Warrick
QB   12  Thad Busby
SE   19  E.G. Green
TB   23  Travis Minor
FB   32  Khalid Abdullah
C    51  Kevin Long
SG   68  Jason Whitaker
TT   70  Tra Thomas
ST   76  Ross Brannon
TG   78  Donald Heaven
TE   81  Melvin Pearsall
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
WLB   1  Sam Cowart
LCB   2  Samari Rolle
FS   11  Dexter Jackson
RCB  27  Tay Cody
ROV  30  Shevin Smith
MLB  44  Daryl Bush
SLB  45  Lamont Green
LE   85  Andre Wadsworth
RE   90  Greg Spires
DT   92  Jerry Johnson
NG   95  Julian Pittman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Troy Saunders
 6  Derrick Gibson
 7  Laveranues Coles
 8  Damian Harrell
22  Davy Ford
29  Tommy Polley
36  William McCray
##  NAME
-----------------------------
38  Sebastian Janikowski
40  Tony Bryant
47  Keith Cottrell
53  Corey Simon
55  Brian Allen
58  Jamal Reynolds
99  David Warren

FLORIDA STATE 58, WAKE FOREST 7

11/15/1997, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC Champ

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From the 1998 FSU Media Guide, Page 133.

TALLAHASSE, FL - Any pregame fears that Florida State might suffer a letdown after an emotional win over North Carolina were put to rest with a 28 point first quarter effort as the Seminoles won their 10th game of the season, 58-7 over Wake Forest.

FSU's offense scored on three of its first four possessions staking the Tribe to a 21 point lead with 1:31 left in the first quarter. The Seminole defense joined the scoring at the close of the quarter when back up defensive end Tony Bryant raced 19 yards with an interception.

E. G. Green's second scoring reception of the game and a 21 yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski provided the 38-0 halftime margin.

After a three yard Thad Busby to Peter Warrick scoring strike pushed the lead to 45-0, Janikowski lined up to attempt a school record field goal. His 56 yarder is now the longest in FSU history and the fourth longest in college football since the use of a kicking tee was disallowed.

Wake Forest quarterback Ben Sankey broke up the Seminole shutout in the third quarter, hitting Desmond Clark with a 25 yard scoring strike. The Tribe tacked on another field goal and a touchdown pass from third teamer Chris Weinke to Germaine Stringer for the final margin.

Busby, who left the game after one play in the third quarter, completed 27 of 35 passes for 390 yards and four touchdowns. Green finished with a game high 120 yards on seven receptions for two touchdowns and was one of 12 Seminoles to catch at least one pass. The Seminole defense held Wake to minus one yard rushing on the day.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
0
0
7
0
7
FLORIDA STATE
28
10
10
10
58

1st   7- 0  Khalid Abdullah, 1, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 13:06
     14- 0  E.G. Green, 23, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 5:32 
     21- 0  Melvin Pearsall, 45, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 1:31 
     28- 0  Tony Bryant, 19, interception return (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 0:26 
2nd  35- 0  E.G. Green, 12, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 12:19
     38- 0  Sebastian Janikowski, 21, field goal, 5:18 
     38- 0  Opp, 43, field goal failed, 0:00 
3rd  45- 0  Peter Warrick, 3, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 8:19 
     48- 0  Sebastian Janikowski, 56, field goal, 3:51 
     48- 7  Opp, 25, pass (kick), 3:22 
4th  51- 7  Sebastian Janikowski, 20, field goal, 13:34
     58- 7  Germaine Stringer, 9, pass from Chris Weinke (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 1:56 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 19 Rushes-yards 20- 26 32- -1 Passing 506 251 Att-Comp-Int 53-36-0 41-21-5 Total Yards 73-532 73-250 Punt Returns 3-35 3-17 Kickoff Returns 1-10 4-86 Interception Ret. 5-62 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-7 0-0 Punts 5-36.8 7-43.0 Sacks By-Yds 11-66 2-16 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 11-109 8-66 3rd Down Conversions 7-15 3-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-2 Time of Posession 28:59 31:01 Attendance 70,026 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dan Kendra 5- 13 Peter Warrick 1- 5 Chris Weinke 1- 5 Khalid Abdullah 2- 2 Thad Busby 2- 1 Vannez Gooch 5- 0 Davy Ford 4- 0 Receiving E.G. Green 7- 120 Melvin Pearsall 4- 114 Peter Warrick 7- 93 Germaine Stringer 3- 64 Laveranues Coles 4- 40 Carver Donaldson 1- 25 Damian Harrell 2- 22 Travis Minor 3- 8 Davy Ford 1- 7 Snoop Minnis 1- 7 Vannez Gooch 2- 6 William McCray 1- 0 Passing Thad Busby 35-27-0-390 Dan Kendra 15- 7-0- 82 Chris Weinke 3- 2-0- 34 Punt Return Peter Warrick 3- 35 Kickoff Return Davy Ford 1- 10 Punting Keith Cottrell 5- 184 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sam Cowart 3 9 12 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Daryl Bush 3 8 11 2.0- 22.0 0.5- 16.0 . . . . . . . Dexter Jackson 3 5 8 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 4 4 8 3.0- 23.0 3.0- 23.0 . 1 . . . . . Lamont Green . 7 7 0.5- 16.0 0.5- 16.0 . 1 . . . . . Shawn McCorkel . 7 7 . . . . . . . . . Troy Saunders 2 3 5 . . . . . 1- 7 . . . Tony Bryant 1 3 4 2.0- 11.0 2.0- 11.0 1- 19 . . . 1 . . Samari Rolle 2 2 4 . . 2- 29 1 . . . . . Greg Spires 2 2 4 3.0- 24.0 3.0- 24.0 . . . . . . . Theon Rackley 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Brian Allen 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Clevan Thomas . 2 2 . . 1- 14 . . . . . . Jerry Johnson . 2 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Larry Smith 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Todd Frier . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Chaney . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Laveranues Coles . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . David Warren . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Jamal Reynolds . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Khalid Abdullah . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Julian Pittman . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Shevin Smith . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Tay Cody . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Roland Seymour 1 . 1 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Demetro Stephens . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Bryne Malone 1 . 1 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Derrick Gibson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Germaine Stringer . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Abdual Howard . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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FL    9  Peter Warrick
QB   12  Thad Busby
SE   19  E.G. Green
TB   23  Travis Minor
FB   32  Khalid Abdullah
C    51  Kevin Long
SG   68  Jason Whitaker
TT   70  Tra Thomas
ST   76  Ross Brannon
TG   78  Donald Heaven
TE   81  Melvin Pearsall
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
WLB   1  Sam Cowart
LCB   2  Samari Rolle
FS   11  Dexter Jackson
RCB  27  Tay Cody
ROV  30  Shevin Smith
MLB  44  Daryl Bush
SLB  45  Lamont Green
LE   85  Andre Wadsworth
RE   90  Greg Spires
DT   92  Jerry Johnson
NG   95  Julian Pittman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Troy Saunders
 5  Theon Rackley
 6  Derrick Gibson
 7  Laveranues Coles
 8  Clevan Thomas
 8  Damian Harrell
10  Dan Kendra
12  Abdual Howard
13  Snoop Minnis
16  Chris Weinke
20  Vannez Gooch
22  Davy Ford
24  Jeff Chaney
35  Todd Frier
##  NAME
-----------------------------
36  William McCray
37  Shawn McCorkel
38  Sebastian Janikowski
40  Tony Bryant
47  Keith Cottrell
48  Bryne Malone
52  Demetro Stephens
55  Brian Allen
56  Roland Seymour
58  Jamal Reynolds
86  Germaine Stringer
88  Carver Donaldson
96  Larry Smith
99  David Warren

FLORIDA 32, FLORIDA STATE 29

11/22/1997, GAINESVILLE, FL

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From the 1998 FSU Media Guide, Page 134.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Tenth ranked Florida scored with 1:50 left and held on in front of a frenzied home crowd to defeat top ranked Florida State 32-29 in the final regular season game.

Florida State appeared to be on its way to its second straight perfect season when Sebastian Janikowski drilled a 20 yard field goal, his third on the day, to give the Seminoles a 29-25 lead with 2:38 left to play. However, UF quarterback Doug Johnson hit Jacquez Green on a 63 yard bomb on the very next play to put Florida in position to go for the win. Two plays later, Fred Taylor ran in from the one yard line, his fourth touchdown of the game, and gave UF the final 32-29 margin.

UF's first possession would prove prophetic as they took the opening kickoff and drove it 83 yards for a touchdown. The missed extra point gave them a slim 6-0 lead. FSU then appeared to have wrestled away momentum by scoring 17 unanswered points. Sam Cowart scooped up a Taylor fumble and raced in from the 15 for the Tribe's first score. Another Taylor fumble set up a 28 yard Janikowski field goal with 1:51 left in the first quarter and Melvin Pearsall's 5 yard touchdown catch pushed the score to 17-6 early in the second quarter.

Florida took an 18-17 lead into the half after regaining momentum with a couple of big plays that led to short touchdowns. Travis McGriff caught a 6 yard scoring pass from Johnson with 7:10 left in the half, and Taylor scampered in from the four with 4:13 left.

FSU moved back on top 20-18 with 10:32 left in the third quarter when Janikowski nailed a 31 yard field goal. But Taylor ended the Seminole celebration with a shocking 61 yard touchdown run just over a minute later. Freshman Travis Minor brought the Seminoles right back with an 18 yard scoring run that made it 26-25 with 5:24 in the third. Janikowski tacked on the final three points with 2:38 left, before Florida bounced back.

Thad Busby completed 23 of 39 passes for 219 yards and one touchdown. Minor gained 142 yards on 21 carries, but Florida's Taylor gained more yards (162) on the ground than anyone had all year on FSU's defense. UF used both Noah Brindise and Johnson at quarterback and they combined for 336 passing yards.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
10
7
9
3
29
FLORIDA
6
12
7
7
32

1st   0- 6  Opp, 3, run (kick failed), 10:45
      7- 6  Sam Cowart, 15, fumble recovery/return (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 4:32 
     10- 6  Sebastian Janikowski, 28, field goal, 1:51 
2nd  17- 6  Melvin Pearsall, 5, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 8:49 
     17-12  Opp, 6, pass (pass failed), 7:10 
     17-18  Opp, 4, run (pass failed), 4:13 
     17-18  Opp, 50, field goal failed, 0:27 
3rd  20-18  Sebastian Janikowski, 31, field goal, 10:32
     20-25  Opp, 61, run (kick), 9:25 
     26-25  Travis Minor, 18, run (Thad Busby, pass failed), 5:24 
4th  26-25  Opp, 28, field goal failed, 9:09 
     29-25  Sebastian Janikowski, 20, field goal, 2:38 
     29-32  Opp, 1, run (kick), 1:50 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 21 Rushes-yards 34-141 31-163 Passing 219 336 Att-Comp-Int 39-23-2 36-19-0 Total Yards 73-360 67-499 Punt Returns 2-21 4-62 Kickoff Returns 3-57 1-15 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-26 Fumble Returns 2-15 0-0 Punts 6-41.3 4-41.0 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 3-23 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2 Penalties-Yds 5-43 8-55 3rd Down Conversions 6-16 4-13 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-2 Time of Posession 37:12 22:48 Attendance 85,677 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Travis Minor 21- 142 E.G. Green 1- 9 Khalid Abdullah 2- 4 Davy Ford 1- -3 Thad Busby 9- -11 Receiving E.G. Green 7- 83 Peter Warrick 5- 51 Travis Minor 5- 33 Melvin Pearsall 4- 26 Snoop Minnis 2- 26 Passing Thad Busby 38-23-2-219 Punt Return Peter Warrick 2- 21 Kickoff Return Germaine Stringer 2- 40 Laveranues Coles 1- 17 Punting Keith Cottrell 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shevin Smith 7 . 7 . . . 2 . . 1 . . Daryl Bush 5 . 5 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 5 . 5 . . . 3 . . . . . Tay Cody 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Sam Cowart 4 . 4 . . . . . 1- 15 . . . Dexter Jackson 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Lamont Green 3 . 3 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . 1 . . Larry Smith 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . David Warren 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Corey Simon 1 . 1 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Greg Spires 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Tony Bryant 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Khalid Abdullah 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jamal Reynolds 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Travis Minor 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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FL    9  Peter Warrick
QB   12  Thad Busby
SE   19  E.G. Green
TB   23  Travis Minor
FB   32  Khalid Abdullah
C    51  Kevin Long
SG   68  Jason Whitaker
TT   70  Tra Thomas
ST   76  Ross Brannon
TG   78  Donald Heaven
TE   81  Melvin Pearsall
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
WLB   1  Sam Cowart
LCB   2  Samari Rolle
FS   11  Dexter Jackson
RCB  27  Tay Cody
ROV  30  Shevin Smith
MLB  44  Daryl Bush
SLB  45  Lamont Green
LE   85  Andre Wadsworth
RE   90  Greg Spires
DT   92  Jerry Johnson
NG   95  Julian Pittman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Troy Saunders
 5  Theon Rackley
 6  Derrick Gibson
 7  Laveranues Coles
 8  Damian Harrell
13  Snoop Minnis
14  Marcus Outzen
21  Deon Humphrey
22  Davy Ford
24  Jeff Chaney
29  Tommy Polley
35  Todd Frier
36  William McCray
37  Shawn McCorkel
38  Sebastian Janikowski
40  Tony Bryant
47  Keith Cottrell
##  NAME
-----------------------------
49  Bobby Rhodes
52  Demetro Stephens
53  Corey Simon
55  Brian Allen
56  Roland Seymour
58  Jamal Reynolds
64  Justin Amman
71  Jerry Carmichael
73  Clay Ingram
77  Jeremy Brett
82  Ryan Sprague
84  Myron Jackson
86  Germaine Stringer
93  Chris Walker
96  Larry Smith
99  David Warren

FLORIDA STATE 31, OHIO STATE 14

01/01/1998, Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, La

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From the 1998 FSU Media Guide, Page 135.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Florida State's pass-catch combination of Thad Busby to E.G. Green proved too much for Ohio State as the Seminoles defeated the Buckeyes 31-14 in the Nokia Sugar Bowl.

Green, who was named the MVP of the Sugar Bowl following the game, gained 176 yards on seven catches with one touchdown. Busby completed 22 of 33 passes for 334 yards and one TD.

The Seminole defense also starred in the game, holding Ohio State to just one touchdown, which came late in the fourth quarter.

OSU actually led early in the game capitalizing on an interception of Busby in its own endzone. The Buckeyes drove to the FSU 23, but the Tribe defense held and forced OSU to kick a 40 yard field goal.

FSU then took the lead for good with 21 unanswered points which gave them 21-3 lead at halftime. Green's 27 yard touchdown reception capped a six play, 79 yard scoring drive that followed OSU's field goal. The Seminoles made it 14-3 when Busby kept the ball and ran nine yards up the middle with 3:25 left in the second quarter. Freshman fullback William McCray dove in from a yard out with just 10 seconds left for the 21-3 halftime margin.

Ohio State came out in the second half determined to establish a running game and scored five points in the third quarter with a 34 yard field goal and a safety when Busby stepped out of the endzone while dropping back to pass.

FSU extended its lead to 24-8 just four seconds into the fourth quarter on a 35 yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski. OSU managed a 50 yard bomb for a TD with 8:57 left in the game, but the Seminoles pushed the final margin to 31-14 when McCray took his second touchdown in from the one.

The Tribe defense held Ohio State to 118 rushing yards on 44 carries and pressured OSU's two quarterback system into a 16 of 36 passing night that included three interceptions and just 207 yards.

The win was FSU's 11th in its last 12 bowl games and vaulted the Tribe to a third place ranking in both polls. The ranking kept alive the Seminoles' record of 11 straight seasons with a finish of fourth or better in the Associated Press poll.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
OHIO STATE
3
0
5
6
14
FLORIDA STATE
7
14
0
10
31

1st   0- 3  Opp, 40, field goal, 1:56 
      7- 3  E.G. Green, 27, pass from Thad Busby (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 0:00 
2nd   7- 3  Opp, 42, field goal failed, 11:28
      7- 3  Sebastian Janikowski, 56, field goal failed, 7:45 
     14- 3  Thad Busby, 9, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 3:25 
     21- 3  William McCray, 1, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 0:10 
3rd  21- 6  Opp, 34, field goal, 7:29 
     21- 6  Opp, 46, field goal failed, 1:40 
     21- 8  Opp, safety, 1:13 
            Note: Busby stepped out of the end zone while attempting to 
                  pass.                                                 
4th  24- 8  Sebastian Janikowski, 35, field goal, 14:56
     24-14  Opp, 50, pass (kick failed), 8:57 
     24-14  Sebastian Janikowski, 37, field goal failed, 2:44 
     31-14  William McCray, 1, run (Sebastian Janikowski, kick), 0:47 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 21 Rushes-yards 27- 60 44-118 Passing 334 207 Att-Comp-Int 33-22-2 36-16-3 Total Yards 60-394 80-325 Punt Returns 5-44 3-25 Kickoff Returns 3-77 2-29 Interception Ret. 3-55 2-24 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 6-42.7 7-45.4 Sacks By-Yds 6-40 4-26 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yds 9-74 10-70 3rd Down Conversions 3-13 4-18 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-1 Time of Posession 24:56 35:04 Attendance 67,289 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Travis Minor 12- 53 Dee Feaster 2- 10 Lamarr Glenn 2- 5 William McCray 2- 2 Laveranues Coles 2- 1 Thad Busby 7- -11 Receiving E.G. Green 7- 176 Peter Warrick 3- 82 Travis Minor 9- 55 Laveranues Coles 3- 21 Passing Thad Busby 33-22-2-334 Punt Return Dee Feaster 3- 26 Peter Warrick 2- 18 Kickoff Return Dee Feaster 2- 45 Germaine Stringer 1- 32 Punting Keith Cottrell 6- 256 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dexter Jackson 6 3 9 . . 1- 1 1 . . . . . Sam Cowart 5 4 9 . . . . . . . . . Shevin Smith 6 2 8 . . 1- 51 . . . . . . Julian Pittman 5 2 7 2.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Lamont Green 6 . 6 2.0- 5.0 1.0- 0.0 . . . . . . . Tay Cody 4 1 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Jerry Johnson 4 1 5 2.0- 10.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Andre Wadsworth 4 . 4 3.0- 14.0 2.0- 10.0 1- 3 . . . . . . Demetro Stephens 3 . 3 2.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Todd Frier 3 . 3 1.0- 11.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Bobby Rhodes 2 1 3 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Troy Saunders 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Corey Simon 1 2 3 2.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . David Warren 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Samari Rolle 1 1 2 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Greg Spires 1 1 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Thad Busby 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Walker 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Peter Warrick 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Roland Seymour 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Theon Rackley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Chaney 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tony Bryant 1 . 1 1.0- 13.0 1.0- 13.0 . . . . . . . Shawn McCorkel 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Daryl Bush . 1 1 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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FL    9  Peter Warrick
QB   12  Thad Busby
SE   19  E.G. Green
TB   23  Travis Minor
FB   32  Khalid Abdullah
C    51  Kevin Long
SG   68  Jason Whitaker
TT   70  Tra Thomas
ST   76  Ross Brannon
TG   78  Donald Heaven
TE   81  Melvin Pearsall
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
WLB   1  Sam Cowart
LCB   2  Samari Rolle
FS   11  Dexter Jackson
RCB  27  Tay Cody
ROV  30  Shevin Smith
MLB  44  Daryl Bush
SLB  45  Lamont Green
LE   85  Andre Wadsworth
RE   90  Greg Spires
DT   92  Jerry Johnson
NG   95  Julian Pittman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 4  Troy Saunders
 5  Theon Rackley
 7  Laveranues Coles
24  Jeff Chaney
31  Lamarr Glenn
33  Dee Feaster
35  Todd Frier
36  William McCray
37  Shawn McCorkel
38  Sebastian Janikowski
##  NAME
-----------------------------
40  Tony Bryant
47  Keith Cottrell
49  Bobby Rhodes
52  Demetro Stephens
53  Corey Simon
56  Roland Seymour
86  Germaine Stringer
93  Chris Walker
99  David Warren