Florida State Football - 2001 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 2001 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bobby Bowden, Head Coach
Jody Allen, Graduate Assistant, Defensive Backs
Mickey Andrews, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs
Jeff Bowden, Offensive Coordinator, Receivers
Daryl Dickey, Quarterbacks
Jim Gladden, Associate Coach, Defensive Ends
Odell Haggins, Defensive Tackles
Jimmy Heggins, Offensive Line
Jon Jost, Strength and Conditioning
Joe Kines, Linebackers
John Lilly, Tight Ends, Recruiting Coordinator
Billy Sexton, Running Backs
Kyle Wilson, Graduate Assistant, Offensive Line

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2001 FSU Football Media Guide

Top: Brett Williams, Bradley Jennings
Bottom: Atrews Bell, Chris Hope

2001 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Xavier Beitia, 5-10, 180, PK, Tampa - One of the top kickers, if not the best, in the state of Florida...perfect on nine attempts inside of 50 yards and went 31 for 32 in extra point attempts as a senior at Tampa's Jesuit High...listed on Max Emfingers' Top 100 recruits...also listed on Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100.

Eric Broe, 6-6, 290, OL, Norcross, GA - Named first team Class A All-State as a senior at Wesleyan...played offensive tackle in high school...one of the biggest offensive lineman in Georgia...given a four star rating and a No. 12 rank of all prep offensive linemen by rivals 100.com...named to Max Emfingers' Nifty 150 a listing of the top 150 prospects in the country...selected to BorderWars list of Top 100 players...member of Atlanta Constitution's Super Southern 100...coach Will Jackson times Broe at a 4.9, 40 yard dash...bench presses 300 pounds and squats 600 pounds...played offense and defense in high school...started at right tackle in the National All-Star game in Dallas, Texas.

Milford Brown, 6-4, 319, OT, Montgomery, AL - Regarded as one of the top junior college linemen in the nation...projected to play center or guard at Florida State...already enrolled at Florida State...chose FSU over Tennessee, Georgia, LSU, Auburn and Mississippi State.

James Buchanan, 6-2, 235, RB, Sarasota - Florida's top pure fullback prospect and may be the top prospect at the position in the nation...listed on Max Emifinger's Top 100 and on the Florida Times Union Super 75...carried the ball 115 times for 695 yards and six scores as a senior at Cardinal Mooney..also caught three passes for 45 yards and one TD...great speed for his size...chose FSU over Florida, Texas and Boston College.

Donnie Carter, 6-4, 240, DL, Waycross, GA - Part of an impressive incoming class of defensive linemen...ranked 14th on Tom Lemming's Top 25 defensive linemen from Prep Football Report...totaled 79 tackles, 10 sacks, six knockdowns and 10 caused fumbles on his way to earning All-South Georgia honors in his senior year...standout athlete who is also a power forward in basketball...given a three star rating in BorderWars.com's recruiting profiles...recorded 50 tackles and three sacks as a junior...decided on FSU after attending the Clemson-FSU game.

Jerome Carter, 6-0, 208, DB, Lake City - One of the top players in the nation and one of the top prospects in the state of Florida...a two time first team all-state selection...recorded 77 tackles (50 solo) on defense as a senior...rushed for 811 yards on 83 carries (9.9 yards per carry) and scored 11 touchdowns...also caught 29 passes for 601 yards and seven touchdowns during senior year at Columbia...had 119 tackles while rushing for 777 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior..tops the Gainesville Sun's list of the state's best players...named one of the 25 best players in the country by Max Emfinger who also included him on his national Nifty 150 list...Border Wars named him the third best safety prospect in the nation...named to Florida Times Union Super 75 and Atlanta Constitution Super Southern 100...named one of Rivals.com Top 100...voted Class 5A District Player of the Year by the Florida Association of Coaches...bench presses over 300 pounds.

Marcello Church, 6-1, 190, LB, Saint Petersburg - Regarded as one of the top linebackers in the state...member of Max Emfinger's Top 100...had an impressive senior season at Lakewood High in St. Petersburg...also played running back and rushed for 1,089 yards as a senior.

B.J. Dean, 5-11, 235, LB, Tuscaloosa, AL - As a junior, he made 76 solo tackles and 56 assisted tackles...made 200 tackles as a senior at Central High School...only middle linebacker expected to sign with Florida State...earned all-state accolades following his junior year...reported to have a 400 pound bench press...given a two star rating by rivals 100.com...chose FSU over LSU and Mississippi State.

Kyler Hall, 6-1, 185, DB, Live Oak - Florida class 3A Player of the Year...first team class 3A All-State selection...named to Florida Times Union Super 75...completed 127 of 208 passes for 1,733 yards and 14 TD's as a quarterback...also rushed for 169 yards and four touchdowns...credited with 95 tackles (51 solo), four tackles for loss, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries at safety...also an honor student.

Matt Heinz, 6-5, 265, OL, Tallahassee - First team class A All-State...named to Max Emfinger's Top 100 prospects in the state of Florida...listed on Florida Times Union's Super 75...Atlanta Journal and Constitution ranked him on the Super Southern 100...graded out at 93 percent during senior season...can bench press 370 pounds and runs a 4.7...helped lead NFC to three consecutive state titles...chose FSU over Florida.

Andrew Henry-Kennon, 6-4, 285, OL, Tallahassee - Top offensive line prospect who graded out at 82 percent with 34 "roach blocks" and 32 "decleaters" as a senior at Lincoln...named one of the top 150 players in the nation on Max Emfinger's Nifty 150...listed on Emfinger's Top 100 for the state of Florida...also listed on Border Wars Top 100 rankings...member of Florida Times Union Super 75 and the Atlanta Journal and Constitution's Southern Super 100...third team class 6A all-state selection.

Matt Henshaw, 6-4, 208, QB, Brentwood, TN - Completed 169 of 269 passes (57%) for 2,173 yards and 15 touchdowns in his senior season under head coach Jack Daniels...passed for over 2,300 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior...named second-team class 5A allstate...father (George Henshaw) was an FSU assistant coach from 1976-1982 and has coached with several NFL teams...currently a member of the Tennessee Titans coaching staff...timed 4.65 in the 40 yard dash at three camps last summer (FSU, Alabama and Tennessee)...picked FSU over ACC rival Clemson.

Paul Irons, 6-2, 255, RB, New Orleans, LA - Played guard in high school but recruited by Florida State as a fullback...runs a 4.8 40 yard dash and bench presses 300 pounds...tremendous potential as a pounding fullback...selected Florida State over Louisiana State, Mississippi and Tulane...comes from same high school as defensive end Roland Seymour, who graduated in the fall.

Willie Jones, 6-1, 200, LB, Miami - One of the top linebacker prospects in the country...set a state record with 32 quarterback sacks this season...credited with 168 tackles and eight fumble recoveries from his outside linebacker spot...already bench presses over 335 pounds...Max Emfinger lists him among this nifty 150 as one of the top players in the country...SuperPrep places him among the Top 15 overall prospects in the country...also made Emfinger's Top 25 prospects list...made Rivals' list of Top 100 players...Border Wars also listed him among Top 100...Florida Times Union placed him on their Super 75...Atlanta Constitution listed him on Southern Super 100...Tom Lemming of Prep Football Report lists Jones as one of the top recruits to come to Florida State...is listed as No. 10 in the Top 25 linebackers list by Lemming...son of former FSU defensive end Willie Jones.

Ron Lunford, 6-5, 324, OL, Jacksonville - Ranked 13th on Tom Lemming's espn.com Top 25 offensive linemen...did not play as a junior, but came on strong in his senior season...ranked as the third best prep offensive lineman in the country by BorderWars.com, given a five star rating by the recruiting web site...first team All-American by Rivals and was ranked as the 18th best player nationally...named to Max Emfinger's Top 25 players nationally...listed on Florida Times Union's Super 75...also listed on Atlanta Journal Constitution Southern Super 100...earned all-city and all-state mention for his play at offensive tackle...power blocker with quick feet and great body control...benchpresses 405...nickname is "Lucky"...picked FSU over Auburn, Florida, Miami and Georgia.

Joe Mauer, 6-4, 205, QB, Saint Paul, MN - Gatorade National High School Player of the Year...Parade and USA Today Player of the Year...also a Reebok/ESPN All-American...member of Max Emfinger's Nifty 150...also made Rivals.com Top 100...as a senior, completed 178 of 288 passes (61.8 %) for 3,022 yards and a state record tying 41 TD's...led his high school team to two straight appearances in the Minnesota Class 5A championship game...projected to be a first round draft pick in upcoming Major League Baseball draft...in the five games of the national team trials tournament, Mauer led all players in batting average, hits, runs scored, doubles, total bases and on base percentage...Mauer finished the trials batting .550 (11 for 20) with nine runs scored and three RBI...of his 11 hits, four were doubles...averages almost 20 points per game for his high school basketball team...from same high school as FSU's Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke...chose Florida State over Miami, Arizona and Minnesota.

Adrian McPherson, 6-3, 175, QB, Bradenton - Named Mr. Football and Mr. Basketball in the state of Florida...Gatorade Florida Player of the Year...first team class 4A all-state...passed for 3,727 yards on 217 of 355 (61 pct) passing with 42 TD's and rushed for 765 yards and eight rushing TD's as a senior...passed for 75 TD's and 6,161 yards over the past two seasons...selected to play in the CaliFlorida Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA...Max Emfinger named him one of their Super 25 and also to their Nifty 150 national list...Border Wars selected him to their Top 100 team...made Florida Times Union Super 75 and Atlanta Constitution Super Southern 100...selected to Gainesville Sun's Top 10 list...averaged 35 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists a game, including games of 59, 56, 52, 49 and 46 points, in basketball during his junior year...broke his single game scoring record in basketball with 59 points vs. East Bay...played outfield for his American Legion baseball team that won a state championship last summer...hails from the same high school as former FSU star Peter Warrick and current Seminole Todd Williams...chose FSU over North Carolina.

Matt Meinrod, 6-4, 275, OL, Tarpon Springs - A three star offensive lineman, as rated by Borderwars.com collegiate recruiting site...one of the top offensive line prospects in the state of Florida...made both the Florida Top 100 and the national Nifty 150 lists by Max Emfinger...named to Florida Times Union Super 75...also a member of the Atlanta Constitution's Super Southern 100...could play either guard or center for the Seminoles...graded out at over 90% last season...runs a reported 4.8 40 yard dash and bench presses 405 pounds...has a 32" vertical leap...selected Florida State over Ohio State, Tennessee and Georgia...first team all-state as a senior.

Eric Moore, 6-4, 225, LB, Pahokee - Considered by many to be one of the top linebackers in the nation and the best linebacker prospect in Florida this year...has the ability to play all three linebacking positions...Super Prep Player of the Year...1999 Gridiron Player of the Year...one of four Seminole 2000 signings to be honored as a Parade All-American (Buchanan, Johnson and McFadden)...a Prepstar and Football News All-American...named to PrepStar's 1999 Top 100 (No. 2 linebacker) Dream Team...listed as the No. 6 prospect in the Southeast Region by Prep Star...a USA Today All-USA second team selection...Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football Recruiting Guide Florida Player of the Year...25th best player in the country according to the Orlando Sentinel...St. Pete Times "Blue Chipper"...all-South selection by Fox Sports Net...SuperPrep's No. 7 linebacker...Rivals100.com's No. 4 linebacker...G&W's No. 3 linebacker...helped lead team to state finals as a junior with current Seminole Anquan Boldin...had 123 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior...reported time in the 40 was 4.7...also played basketball in high school...chose Florida State over Tennessee, Miami, West Virginia and North Carolina.

Ray Piquion, 6-0, 209, LB, Miami - Graduated early from Miami Lakes and enrolled at Florida State in January...can participate in spring drills...named second team all-state as a senior...Max Emfinger listed him on both his national Nifty 150 and state of Florida Top 100...selected by Florida Times Union to their Super 75 team...made 133 tackles as a junior...has a 35" vertical leap...clocked at 4.47 in the 40...selected FSU over a number of other schools, including Miami, Nebraska and Penn State.

Willie Reid, 5-10, 175, RB, Warner Robins, GA - Voted the state's Offensive Player of the Year...clocked at a 4.50 40 yard dash time...selected FSU over Georgia and Florida...ran for 5,346 yards and scored 65 touchdowns in his career at Warner Robins high school...named to Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team...BorderWars Top 100 selection...had 1,864 rushing yards in his senior year and rushed for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in his junior year...Reid is also a standout punt returner...bench presses 250 and has a 35" vertical leap.

Dominic Robinson, 6-1, 192, DB, Diamond Bar, CA - One of the best cover corner prospects in the nation...as a senior he picked off 10 passes, broke up 20 others and recorded 93 tackles...played bothe free safety and cornerback during the season...named MVP of national all-star game played in December in Dallas, Tx...Rivals.com named him to it's 11 member defensive All-America team...made Reebok/ESPN first team All-American...ranked as the nation's second best by SuperPrep...listed eighth nationally by Rivals 100...selected by Max Emfinger to the Nifty 150...picked off eight passes returning one of them for a touchdown as a junior...had three inteceptions, including one for a touchdown, to help lead Diamond Bar to a California Interscholastic Federation Division II championship game victory as a sophomore...also caught 24 passes for 722 yards and nine touchdowns last season...chose Florida State over Tennessee and Washington.

Gerard Ross, 6-2, 190, DB, Jacksonville - One of Florida's premier athletes who played both ways...threw for 1,700 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior...also gained 900 yards rushing and scored 11 rushing touchdowns...recorded eight interceptions, 71 stops, two sacks, three interceptions, six knockdowns and had 46 tackles from his safety spot...named to Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern team...named to Max Emfinger's Nifty 150 nationally...Border Wars selected him among their Top 100 prospects...also made Rivals.com's Top 100 list...member of Florida Times Union 's Super 75...tabbed by Atlanta Constitution as a Super Southern selection...runs the 40 yard dash in the 4.4 second range and has a 37 inch vertical leap...selected the Seminoles over Georgia, Florida, Notre Dame, Auburn, Alabama and Miami.

P.K. Sam, 6-3, 185, WR, Buford, GA - Had 39 catches for 1,067 yards, averaging 27.4 yards per catch...added nine touchdowns (two rushing) and two return touchdowns, as well as 91 tackles and five interceptions at free safety during his senior year...named first team Class A all-state...named to Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern team...named to Max Emfinger's Nifty 150 nationally...also made Rivals.com's Top 100 list...member of Florida Times Union's Super 75...tabbed by Atlanta Constitution as a Super Southern selection...earned conference and county Player of the Year accolades...Coach Dexter Wood reports 40 speed at 4.42...won the state title in the 110m hurdles and the 300m hurdles in his senior track and field season...also played basketball in high school...led team to a 13-2 record and a state runner up finish as a junior...also saw time at punter and averaged 35.2 yards per punt.

Eric Shelton, 6-3, 230, RB, Lexington, KY - First team USA Today and Parade All-American...a SuperPrep Elite 50 member...selected all-america by Reebok/ESPN...Border Wars selected him among their Top 100 prospects...also made Rivals.com's Top 100 list...tabbed by Atlanta Constitution as a Super Southern selection...named to Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern team...scored 32 touchdowns and averaged over 10 yards per carry...rushed for 4,970 yards and 59 TD's over his career and was a two time state class 4A Player of the Year...totaled 129 tackles, 41 tackles for losses and 11 QB sacks during his prep career at linebacker...also played defensive end...has a 36 inch vertical leap and bench presses 350 pounds...an all-state track performer competing in the high hurdles, triple jump and 4x100 relay.

Craphonso Thorpe, 6-2, 185, WR, Tallahassee - USA Today All-USA second team...first team class 6A all-state...64 passes for 1,025 yards and 8 TDs...returned two kickoffs and two punts for touchdowns...recorded 24 tackles, three interceptions, 14 pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries at cornerback...caught five passes for 69 yards in national All-Star game...won state title with Lincoln in 1999...named to Max Emfinger's Nifty 150 nationally...also made Rivals.com's Top 100 list...member of Florida Times Union's Super 75...tabbed by Atlanta Constitution as a Super Southern selection named to Orlando Sentinel's AllSouthern team...timed at 4.37 in the 40 yard dash...chose FSU over Florida, Tennessee, Miami, Georgia Tech and Alabama.

Justin Tomerlin, 6-5, 240, TE, San Clemente, CA - Tomerlin is the only tight end among FSU's 2001 signing class...an explosive player who has recorded 40 sacks over the past two years to go with 52 tackles for losses as a high school defensive end...very agile, he has played fullback, offensive tackle and tight end on offense...bench presses 345 pounds...collected 59 tackles, four sacks, nine tackles for loss and eight hurries in his senior year...Coach Eric Patton reports 40 yard dash speed to be 4.75...played in both the National All-Star game as well as the CaliFlorida Bowl...also played blocking back and tight end on offense in high school.

Blake Williams, 6-4, 270, OL, Kissimmee - Brother of FSU starting offensive tackle Brett Williams...will join one of the top offensive line classes in the country...selected FSU over Clemson, Florida and South Carolina...first team Class A all-state offensive lineman as a senior...named to Max Emfinger's Top 100...timed at a 4.80 40 yard dash...missed much of his sophomore and junior seasons due to a knee injury and a ruptured appendix...will likely play offensive guard at FSU.


2001 Roster - By Name

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T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 40 Allen Augustin        LB      6-1   221  So   *    Miami (Miami Senior)
* 67 Josh Baggs            C       6-1   305  Sr-R      Camilla, GA (Mitchell-Baker/Georgia Southern)
  70 Alex Barron           OL      6-6   302  Fr-R      Orangeburg, SC (Wilkinson)
* 47 Xavier Beitia         PK      5-10  180  Fr        Tampa (Jesuit)
* 26 Atrews Bell           FLK     5-11  201  Sr-R ***  Jacksonville (Lee)
* 97 Tony Benford          DT      6-4   287  Jr-R **   Denver, CO (Jefferson)
   4 Anquan Boldin         QB      6-2   205  Jr   **   Pahokee (Pahokee)                                Knee injury
* 51 Ronald Boldin         OG      6-5   309  Sr-R **   Pahokee (Pahokee)
* 58 Michael Boulware      LB      6-3   214  So   *    Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
* 22 Anthony Bredwood      DB      5-10  185  Fr-R      Palm Bay (Palm Bay)
  65 Eric Broe             OL      6-6   290  Fr        Norcross, GA (Wesleyan)
* 54 Milford Brown         OT      6-4   319  Jr        Montgomery, AL (Carver/East Mississippi CC)
*  7 Rufus Brown           CB      5-9   175  So-R *    El Paso, TX (Austin)
  36 James Buchanan        RB      6-2   235  Fr        Sarasota (Cardinal Mooney)
  18 Yohance Buchanan      DB      6-1   194  So   *    Atlanta, GA (Douglass)
  96 Donnie Carter         DL      6-4   240  Fr        Waycross, GA (Ware County)
* 23 Jerome Carter         DB      6-0   208  Fr        Lake City (Columbia)
  95 Rian Cason            OT      6-4   305  Jr-R **   College Park, GA (Woodward Academy)
  63 David Castillo        C       6-2   291  Fr-R      Palm Beach (Palm Beach Gardens)
* 92 Josh Charles          DE      6-4   240  Sr        Green Cove Springs (Clay)
* 66 Marcello Church       LB      6-1   190  Fr        Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
  49 Brett Cimorelli       PK      6-4   214  So   *    Zephyrhills (Zephyrhills)
   4 Cornelius Collier     LB      6-1   230  So-R      Miami (Palmetto)
  43 Bryce Cox             DE      6-4   242  Sr        Jacksonville (Lee)
  83 Devard Darling        WR      6-3   195  So   *    Houston, TX (Austin)
  95 Chauncey Davis        LB      6-1   235  Fr        Auburndale (Auburndale/Jones County JC)          Did not qualify
  62 B.J. Dean             LB      5-11  235  Fr        Tuscaloosa, AL (Central)
* 45 Darnell Dockett       DT      6-4   277  So-R *    Burtonsville, MD (Paint Branch)
* 88 Carver Donaldson      TE      6-6   245  Sr-R ***  Lakeland (Kathleen)
  74 Otis Duhart           OT      6-4   288  Sr-R ***  Belle Glade (Belle Glade Central)
* 90 Kevin Emanuel         DE      6-4   246  So-R *    Waco, TX (Waco)
  22 Davy Ford             RB      5-11  188  Sr-R ***  West Palm Beach (Cardinal Newman)                Knee injury
* 21 Talman Gardner        SE      6-2   195  Jr-R **   New Orleans, LA (McDonough 35)
  43 Randy Golightly       FB      6-2   237  So-R *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 37 Chance Gwaltney       K-P     5-10  175  Jr-R *    Cairo, GA (Cairo)
* 41 Kyler Hall            DB      6-1   185  Fr        Live Oak (Suwannee)
  57 Matt Heinz            OL      6-5   265  Fr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
  60 Andrew Henry-Kennon   OL      6-4   285  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  14 Matt Henshaw          QB      6-4   208  Fr        Brentwood, TN (Brentwood)
* 13 Jared Hetzel          DB      5-10  166  Jr        Belleview (Belleview)
* 61 Montrae Holland       OG      6-3   325  Jr-R **   Ore City, TX (Jefferson)
* 28 Chris Hope            FS      6-0   208  Sr   ***  Rock Hill, SC (Rock Hill)
* 12 Abdual Howard         RV      6-0   200  Sr-R ***  Quincy (Shanks)
* 59 Charles Howard        DE      6-3   235  So   *    Lake Butler (Union County)
* 42 Jerel Hudson          LB      6-3   277  Jr-R **   Homestead (South Dade)
* 82 Patrick Hughes        TE      6-5   253  Jr-R **   Nacogdoches, TX (Nacogdoches)
* 38 Paul Irons            RB      6-2   255  Fr        New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 48 Alonzo Jackson        DE      6-4   255  Jr   **   Americus, GA (Americus)
* 46 Gennaro Jackson       FS      6-0   200  Sr-R **   Jacksonville (Raines)
* 94 O.J. Jackson          DE      6-2   235  Jr-R **   Miami (Carol City)
* 44 Bradley Jennings      LB      6-3   247  Sr-R ***  Miami (Carol City)
* 99 Travis Johnson        NG      6-5   282  Fr-R      Sherman Oaks, CA (Notre Dame)
*  6 Greg Jones            TB      6-1   235  So   *    Beaufort, SC (Battery Creek)
  29 Willie Jones          LB      6-1   200  Fr        Miami (Carol City)
* 86 Joey Kaleikini        WR      6-0   192  So-R      Niceville (Niceville)
  78 Ron Lunford           OL      6-5   324  Fr        Jacksonville (Ed White)
* 20 Nick Maddox           RB      6-0   190  Jr   **   Kannapolis, NC (A.L. Brown)
* 39 Chad Maeder           FB      6-3   240  Sr-R **   Brooksville (Brooksville Central/Millsaps College)
  11 Joe Mauer             QB      6-4   205  Fr        Saint Paul, MN (Cretin-Derham Hall)              Playing professional baseball
* 57 Robert May            LB      6-0   240  Jr        Waukegan, IL (Mount San Antonio JC)
* 15 William McCray        RB      6-0   228  Sr-R ***  Jacksonville (Bolles)
*  8 Bryant McFadden       DB      6-0   176  Fr-R      Hollywood (McArthur)
*  5 Adrian McPherson      QB      6-3   175  Fr        Bradenton (Bradenton Southeast)
  73 Bobby Meeks           OT      6-3   285  Fr-R      Aldine, TX (Nimitz)
  64 Matt Meinrod          OL      6-4   275  Fr        Tarpon Springs (East Lake)
* 52 Antoine Mirambeau     C       6-4   280  Jr-R **   Miami (Miami Beach)
* 55 Eric Moore            LB      6-4   225  Fr        Pahokee (Pahokee)
  87 Robert Morgan         SE      6-0   187  Sr   ***  Atlanta, GA (Tri-Cities)                         Knee injury
* 49 Brandon Myers         LB      5-11  202  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 30 Patrick Newton        DB      5-9   180  Jr-R *    Saint Petersburg (Shorecrest Prep)
* 27 Claudius Osei         DB      6-0   190  Fr-R      Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
  33 Lemar Parrish         RB      6-1   190  Jr   *    Miami (North Miami Beach)
  56 Ray Piquion           LB      6-0   209  Fr        Miami (Miami Lakes)
*  9 Kendyll Pope          LB      6-2   217  So   *    Fort White (Columbia)
  93 Eric Powell           DE      6-4   270  Sr   *    Orlando (Southwest Mississippi CC)
  33 Willie Reid           RB      5-10  175  Fr        Warner Robins, GA (Warner Robins)
  28 Ryan Reynolds         RB      6-0   190  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 16 Chris Rix             QB      6-4   205  Fr-R      Santa Margarita, CA (Rancho Santa Margarita)
* 31 Dominic Robinson      DB      6-1   192  Fr        Diamond Bar, CA (Diamond Bar)
  71 Brian Ross            DL      6-2   295  Fr-R      Raleigh, NC (Enloe)
  11 Gerard Ross           DB      6-2   190  Fr        Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy)
* 81 P.K. Sam              WR      6-3   185  Fr        Buford, GA (Buford)
* 10 Stanford Samuels      CB      5-10  180  So-R *    Miami (Carol City)
* 89 Brian Sawyer          DS      6-2   238  So-R *    Cordele, GA (Crisp County)
  29 P.J. Selvidio         FB      6-2   240  So        West Palm Beach (Wellington)
* 69 Mike Shaw             DT      6-3   250  Jr        Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
* 35 Eric Shelton          RB      6-3   230  Fr        Lexington, KY (Bryan Station)
* 32 Leroy Smith           DB      5-10  175  Fr-R      Quincy (Shanks)
  84 Travis Smith          WR      6-0   185  Jr        Miami (Palmetto)
  85 Jesse Stein           PK      6-2   214  So        Saint Petersburg (Shorecrest Prep)
*  3 Malcolm Tatum         CB      6-1   170  Jr-R **   Miami (Killian)
*  1 Craphonso Thorpe      WR      6-2   185  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  84 Justin Tomerlin       TE      6-5   240  Fr        San Clemente, CA (San Clemente)
  18 Greg Tony             RB      5-11  210  Jr        Philadelphia, PA (Olney)
  12 Fabian Walker         QB      6-2   205  So        Americus, GA (Americus/Jones County JC)
* 80 Javon Walker          WR      6-3   190  Sr   *    Lafayette, LA (Jones County JC)
* 24 B.J. Ward             RV      6-3   205  Fr-R      Dallas, TX (Kimball)
  41 Lee Weaver            LB      6-2   216  Jr-R **   Live Oak (Suwannee)
  68 Blake Williams        OL      6-4   270  Fr        Kissimmee (Osceola)
* 72 Brett Williams        OT      6-6   317  Jr-R **   Kissimmee (Osceola)
* 79 Todd Williams         OT      6-6   315  Jr-R **   Bradenton (Bradenton Southeast)
* 77 Ray Willis            OT      6-6   288  Fr-R      Angleton, TX (Angleton)
* 91 Jeff Womble           NG      6-3   280  So-R *    Dunwoody, GA (Dunwoody)
  98 Chris Woods           NG      6-3   278  Jr-R **   Orlando (Jones)

2001 Roster - By Number

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T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  1 Craphonso Thorpe      WR      6-2   185  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
*  3 Malcolm Tatum         CB      6-1   170  Jr-R **   Miami (Killian)
   4 Anquan Boldin         QB      6-2   205  Jr   **   Pahokee (Pahokee)                                Knee injury
   4 Cornelius Collier     LB      6-1   230  So-R      Miami (Palmetto)
*  5 Adrian McPherson      QB      6-3   175  Fr        Bradenton (Bradenton Southeast)
*  6 Greg Jones            TB      6-1   235  So   *    Beaufort, SC (Battery Creek)
*  7 Rufus Brown           CB      5-9   175  So-R *    El Paso, TX (Austin)
*  8 Bryant McFadden       DB      6-0   176  Fr-R      Hollywood (McArthur)
*  9 Kendyll Pope          LB      6-2   217  So   *    Fort White (Columbia)
* 10 Stanford Samuels      CB      5-10  180  So-R *    Miami (Carol City)
  11 Joe Mauer             QB      6-4   205  Fr        Saint Paul, MN (Cretin-Derham Hall)              Playing professional baseball
  11 Gerard Ross           DB      6-2   190  Fr        Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy)
* 12 Abdual Howard         RV      6-0   200  Sr-R ***  Quincy (Shanks)
  12 Fabian Walker         QB      6-2   205  So        Americus, GA (Americus/Jones County JC)
* 13 Jared Hetzel          DB      5-10  166  Jr        Belleview (Belleview)
  14 Matt Henshaw          QB      6-4   208  Fr        Brentwood, TN (Brentwood)
* 15 William McCray        RB      6-0   228  Sr-R ***  Jacksonville (Bolles)
* 16 Chris Rix             QB      6-4   205  Fr-R      Santa Margarita, CA (Rancho Santa Margarita)
  18 Yohance Buchanan      DB      6-1   194  So   *    Atlanta, GA (Douglass)
  18 Greg Tony             RB      5-11  210  Jr        Philadelphia, PA (Olney)
* 20 Nick Maddox           RB      6-0   190  Jr   **   Kannapolis, NC (A.L. Brown)
* 21 Talman Gardner        SE      6-2   195  Jr-R **   New Orleans, LA (McDonough 35)
* 22 Anthony Bredwood      DB      5-10  185  Fr-R      Palm Bay (Palm Bay)
  22 Davy Ford             RB      5-11  188  Sr-R ***  West Palm Beach (Cardinal Newman)                Knee injury
* 23 Jerome Carter         DB      6-0   208  Fr        Lake City (Columbia)
* 24 B.J. Ward             RV      6-3   205  Fr-R      Dallas, TX (Kimball)
* 26 Atrews Bell           FLK     5-11  201  Sr-R ***  Jacksonville (Lee)
* 27 Claudius Osei         DB      6-0   190  Fr-R      Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 28 Chris Hope            FS      6-0   208  Sr   ***  Rock Hill, SC (Rock Hill)
  28 Ryan Reynolds         RB      6-0   190  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  29 Willie Jones          LB      6-1   200  Fr        Miami (Carol City)
  29 P.J. Selvidio         FB      6-2   240  So        West Palm Beach (Wellington)
* 30 Patrick Newton        DB      5-9   180  Jr-R *    Saint Petersburg (Shorecrest Prep)
* 31 Dominic Robinson      DB      6-1   192  Fr        Diamond Bar, CA (Diamond Bar)
* 32 Leroy Smith           DB      5-10  175  Fr-R      Quincy (Shanks)
  33 Lemar Parrish         RB      6-1   190  Jr   *    Miami (North Miami Beach)
  33 Willie Reid           RB      5-10  175  Fr        Warner Robins, GA (Warner Robins)
* 35 Eric Shelton          RB      6-3   230  Fr        Lexington, KY (Bryan Station)
  36 James Buchanan        RB      6-2   235  Fr        Sarasota (Cardinal Mooney)
* 37 Chance Gwaltney       K-P     5-10  175  Jr-R *    Cairo, GA (Cairo)
* 38 Paul Irons            RB      6-2   255  Fr        New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
* 39 Chad Maeder           FB      6-3   240  Sr-R **   Brooksville (Brooksville Central/Millsaps College)
* 40 Allen Augustin        LB      6-1   221  So   *    Miami (Miami Senior)
* 41 Kyler Hall            DB      6-1   185  Fr        Live Oak (Suwannee)
  41 Lee Weaver            LB      6-2   216  Jr-R **   Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 42 Jerel Hudson          LB      6-3   277  Jr-R **   Homestead (South Dade)
  43 Bryce Cox             DE      6-4   242  Sr        Jacksonville (Lee)
  43 Randy Golightly       FB      6-2   237  So-R *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 44 Bradley Jennings      LB      6-3   247  Sr-R ***  Miami (Carol City)
* 45 Darnell Dockett       DT      6-4   277  So-R *    Burtonsville, MD (Paint Branch)
* 46 Gennaro Jackson       FS      6-0   200  Sr-R **   Jacksonville (Raines)
* 47 Xavier Beitia         PK      5-10  180  Fr        Tampa (Jesuit)
* 48 Alonzo Jackson        DE      6-4   255  Jr   **   Americus, GA (Americus)
  49 Brett Cimorelli       PK      6-4   214  So   *    Zephyrhills (Zephyrhills)
* 49 Brandon Myers         LB      5-11  202  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 51 Ronald Boldin         OG      6-5   309  Sr-R **   Pahokee (Pahokee)
* 52 Antoine Mirambeau     C       6-4   280  Jr-R **   Miami (Miami Beach)
* 54 Milford Brown         OT      6-4   319  Jr        Montgomery, AL (Carver/East Mississippi CC)
* 55 Eric Moore            LB      6-4   225  Fr        Pahokee (Pahokee)
  56 Ray Piquion           LB      6-0   209  Fr        Miami (Miami Lakes)
  57 Matt Heinz            OL      6-5   265  Fr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 57 Robert May            LB      6-0   240  Jr        Waukegan, IL (Mount San Antonio JC)
* 58 Michael Boulware      LB      6-3   214  So   *    Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
* 59 Charles Howard        DE      6-3   235  So   *    Lake Butler (Union County)
  60 Andrew Henry-Kennon   OL      6-4   285  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 61 Montrae Holland       OG      6-3   325  Jr-R **   Ore City, TX (Jefferson)
  62 B.J. Dean             LB      5-11  235  Fr        Tuscaloosa, AL (Central)
  63 David Castillo        C       6-2   291  Fr-R      Palm Beach (Palm Beach Gardens)
  64 Matt Meinrod          OL      6-4   275  Fr        Tarpon Springs (East Lake)
  65 Eric Broe             OL      6-6   290  Fr        Norcross, GA (Wesleyan)
* 66 Marcello Church       LB      6-1   190  Fr        Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
* 67 Josh Baggs            C       6-1   305  Sr-R      Camilla, GA (Mitchell-Baker/Georgia Southern)
  68 Blake Williams        OL      6-4   270  Fr        Kissimmee (Osceola)
* 69 Mike Shaw             DT      6-3   250  Jr        Jacksonville (Terry Parker)
  70 Alex Barron           OL      6-6   302  Fr-R      Orangeburg, SC (Wilkinson)
  71 Brian Ross            DL      6-2   295  Fr-R      Raleigh, NC (Enloe)
* 72 Brett Williams        OT      6-6   317  Jr-R **   Kissimmee (Osceola)
  73 Bobby Meeks           OT      6-3   285  Fr-R      Aldine, TX (Nimitz)
  74 Otis Duhart           OT      6-4   288  Sr-R ***  Belle Glade (Belle Glade Central)
* 77 Ray Willis            OT      6-6   288  Fr-R      Angleton, TX (Angleton)
  78 Ron Lunford           OL      6-5   324  Fr        Jacksonville (Ed White)
* 79 Todd Williams         OT      6-6   315  Jr-R **   Bradenton (Bradenton Southeast)
* 80 Javon Walker          WR      6-3   190  Sr   *    Lafayette, LA (Jones County JC)
* 81 P.K. Sam              WR      6-3   185  Fr        Buford, GA (Buford)
* 82 Patrick Hughes        TE      6-5   253  Jr-R **   Nacogdoches, TX (Nacogdoches)
  83 Devard Darling        WR      6-3   195  So   *    Houston, TX (Austin)
  84 Travis Smith          WR      6-0   185  Jr        Miami (Palmetto)
  84 Justin Tomerlin       TE      6-5   240  Fr        San Clemente, CA (San Clemente)
  85 Jesse Stein           PK      6-2   214  So        Saint Petersburg (Shorecrest Prep)
* 86 Joey Kaleikini        WR      6-0   192  So-R      Niceville (Niceville)
  87 Robert Morgan         SE      6-0   187  Sr   ***  Atlanta, GA (Tri-Cities)                         Knee injury
* 88 Carver Donaldson      TE      6-6   245  Sr-R ***  Lakeland (Kathleen)
* 89 Brian Sawyer          DS      6-2   238  So-R *    Cordele, GA (Crisp County)
* 90 Kevin Emanuel         DE      6-4   246  So-R *    Waco, TX (Waco)
* 91 Jeff Womble           NG      6-3   280  So-R *    Dunwoody, GA (Dunwoody)
* 92 Josh Charles          DE      6-4   240  Sr        Green Cove Springs (Clay)
  93 Eric Powell           DE      6-4   270  Sr   *    Orlando (Southwest Mississippi CC)
* 94 O.J. Jackson          DE      6-2   235  Jr-R **   Miami (Carol City)
  95 Rian Cason            OT      6-4   305  Jr-R **   College Park, GA (Woodward Academy)
  95 Chauncey Davis        LB      6-1   235  Fr        Auburndale (Auburndale/Jones County JC)          Did not qualify
  96 Donnie Carter         DL      6-4   240  Fr        Waycross, GA (Ware County)
* 97 Tony Benford          DT      6-4   287  Jr-R **   Denver, CO (Jefferson)
  98 Chris Woods           NG      6-3   278  Jr-R **   Orlando (Jones)
* 99 Travis Johnson        NG      6-5   282  Fr-R      Sherman Oaks, CA (Notre Dame)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Other players who were lost from the 2001 team:                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Ross Brannon         knee injury                                                                                                                                                                        
Devaughn Darling     deceased                                                                                                                                                                           
Jared Jones          team rules                                                                                                                                                                         
Greg Moore           academics                                                                                                                                                                          

2001 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Xavier Beitia            The Sporting News - 3rd Team Freshman All-American
                         College Football News - All-American - Honorable Mention

Bradley Jennings         The Sporting News - 4th Team All-American

Travis Johnson           The Sporting News - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Chris Rix                The Sporting News - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Brett Williams           College Football News - 2nd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 4th Team All-American

All-Americans -  5

2001 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Brian Allen              51      LB                 St. Louis Rams
Peter Boulware           58      LB                 Baltimore Ravens
Derrick Brooks           55      LB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tony Bryant              94      DE                 Oakland Raiders
Terrell Buckley          27      CB                 New England Patroits
Devin Bush               23      S                  Cleveland Browns
LeRoy Butler             36      S                  Green Bay Packers
Tay Cody                 27      CB                 San Diego Chargers
Laveranues Coles         87      WR                 New York Jets
Sam Cowart               56      LB                 Buffalo Bills
Henri Crockett           94      LB                 Atlanta Falcons
Zack Crockett            32      RB                 Oakland Raiders
Char-ron Dorsey          79      OT                 Dallas Cowboys
Ron Dugans               81      WR                 Cincinnati Bengals
Warrick Dunn             28      RB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mario Edwards            27      DB                 Dallas Cowboys
Todd Fordham             78      OG                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Corey Fuller             24      CB                 Cleveland Browns
Derrick Gibson           43      S                  Oakland Raiders
Bill Gramatica            7      K-P                Arizona Cardinals
Deon Humphrey            53      LB                 San Diego Chargers
Dexter Jackson           34      FS                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sebastian Janikowski     11      K                  Oakland Raiders
Brad Johnson             14      QB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jerry Johnson            90      DT                 Denver Broncos
Marvin Jones             55      LB                 New York Jets
Walter Jones             71      OT                 Seattle Seahawks
Kevin Long               60      C                  Tennessee Titans
Snoop Minnis             81      WR                 Kansas City Chiefs
Travis Minor             28      RB                 Miami Dolphins
Scott Player             10      P                  Arizona Cardinals
Tommy Polley             52      LB                 St. Louis Rams
Jamal Reynolds           99      DE                 Green Bay Packers
Samari Rolle             21      CB                 Tennessee Titans
Orpheus Roye             99      DE                 Cleveland Browns
Corey Simon              90      DT                 Philadelphia Eagles
Larry Smith              94      DT                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Greg Spires              96      DE                 Cleveland Browns
Tra Thomas               72      OT                 Philadelphia Eagles
Peter Warrick            80      WR-PR              Cincinnati Bengals
Chris Weinke             16      QB                 Carolina Panthers
Reinard Wilson           57      LB                 Cincinnati Bengals

Noles in the Pros - 42

2001 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
USA
AP
USA
AP
USA
REC
09/01
Ref
A
DUKE
W 55-13
6
5
 
 
 
 
0-11
09/08
Ref
H
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
W 29- 7
6
5
 
 
 
 
6-5
09/22
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
L 9-41
6
5
 
 
 
 
8-5
09/29
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 48-24
18
15
 
 
 
 
6-5
10/13
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 27-49
14
13
2
1
1
1
12-0
10/20
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
W 43- 7
21
22
 
 
 
 
5-7
10/27
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 52-31
19
18
10
12
11
10
10-2
11/03
Ref
A
CLEMSON
W 41-27
14
14
 
24
 
 
7-5
11/10
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 28-34
10
10
 
 
 
 
7-5
11/17
Ref
A
FLORIDA
L 13-37
21
20
4
3
3
3
10-2
12/01
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
W 28-17
 
 
 
 
24
 
8-5
01/01
Ref
N
VIRGINIA TECH
Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fl
W 30-17
24
24
15
16
18
18
8-4
Conference games in bold

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

FINAL  AP - 15
FINAL USA - 15


2001 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  MARYLAND              7- 1    10- 2 
 2  FLORIDA STATE         6- 2     8- 4 
 3  NORTH CAROLINA        5- 3     8- 5 
 4t GEORGIA TECH          4- 4     8- 5 
 4t NORTH CAROLINA STATE  4- 4     7- 5 
 4t CLEMSON               4- 4     7- 5 
 7t WAKE FOREST           3- 5     6- 5 
 7t VIRGINIA              3- 5     5- 7 
 9  DUKE                  0- 8     0-11 

2001 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Greg Jones 11/03/2001 CLEMSON 17 160 9.41 1 Greg Jones 01/01/2002 VIRGINIA TECH 23 120 5.22 0 Greg Jones 10/20/2001 VIRGINIA 18 107 5.94 0 Greg Jones 12/01/2001 GEORGIA TECH 23 101 4.39 0

2001 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Javon Walker 01/01/2002 VIRGINIA TECH 4 195 48.75 2 Javon Walker 11/03/2001 CLEMSON 6 162 27.00 2 Talman Gardner 10/27/2001 MARYLAND 6 140 23.33 3 Javon Walker 10/20/2001 VIRGINIA 6 124 20.67 1 Javon Walker 11/10/2001 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 8 121 15.13 1 Talman Gardner 11/03/2001 CLEMSON 6 115 19.17 2 Javon Walker 09/29/2001 WAKE FOREST 3 111 37.00 1 Javon Walker 09/08/2001 ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 3 104 34.67 0 Atrews Bell 10/27/2001 MARYLAND 4 104 26.00 1

2001 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chris Rix 11/03/2001 CLEMSON 30 19 369 2 12.30 4 Chris Rix 10/27/2001 MARYLAND 24 15 350 1 14.58 5 Chris Rix 09/29/2001 WAKE FOREST 21 16 345 1 16.43 3 Chris Rix 01/01/2002 VIRGINIA TECH 25 12 326 1 13.04 2 Chris Rix 11/10/2001 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 35 20 302 1 8.63 3

2001 EOY Stats

From the 2002 FSU Football Media Guide, page 136.

Bowl game not included in the statistics. Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 373 287 Points Per Game............. 33.9 26.1 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 48 36 TDs Rushing................. 17 23 TDs Passing................. 26 10 TDs Fumble Return........... 1 1 TDs Punt Return............. 2 2 TDs Interception............ 2 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 44-48 34-37 Kick........................ 44-48 34-36 Pass........................ 0- 0 0- 0 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 1 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 13-14 11-15 SAFETY........................ 1 2 FIRST DOWNS................... 246 214 Rushing..................... 99 86 Passing..................... 124 109 Penalty..................... 23 19 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1756 1386 Yards gained rushing........ 2114 1700 Yards lost rushing.......... 358 314 Rushing Attempts............ 434 398 Average Per Rush............ 4.0 3.5 Average Per Game............ 159.6 126.0 PASSING YARDAGE............... 2931 2534 Att-Comp-Int................ 325-184-13 373-206-15 Efficiency.................. 150.77 113.10 Average Per Pass............ 9.0 6.8 Average Per Catch........... 15.9 12.3 Average Per Game............ 266.5 230.4 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 4687 3920 Total Plays................. 759 771 Average Per Play............ 6.2 5.1 Average Per Game............ 426.1 356.4 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 34- 688 57-1166 Average Per Return.......... 20.2 20.5 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 31-282 27-337 Average Per Return.......... 9.1 12.5 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 15-165 13-131 Average Per Return.......... 11.0 10.1 FUMBLE RETURNS: #-YARDS....... 10- 76 8- 45 Average Per Return.......... 7.6 5.6 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 15- 8 20-10 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 93- 764 93- 815 Average Per Game............ 69.5 74.1 PUNTS-YARDS................... 55-2125 61-2385 Average Per Punt............ 38.6 39.1 Net punt average............ 32.5 34.5 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME....... 31:02 28:58 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 66-148 60-161 3rd-Down Pct................ .446 .373 4TH DOWN CONVERSIONS-4TH DOWN. 1- 6 10-20 4th-Down Pct................ .167 .500 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 14- 93 29-212 MISC YARDS.................... 76 45

 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
48
142
97
86
373
Opponents
62
74
83
68
287
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Greg Jones          11  134  745   32   713   5.3   6  51t   64.8
Nick Maddox         11   98  497   59   438   4.5   3  51t   39.8
Chris Rix           11   99  555  166   389   3.9   3  35    35.4
Eric Shelton        11   29  142   12   130   4.5   0  56    11.8
William McCray      10   27   58    7    51   1.9   5   9     5.1
Adrian McPherson     9   23   76   60    16   0.7   0  12     1.8
Greg Tony            5    3   10    0    10   3.3   0   4     2.0
Chad Maeder         11    3    8    0     8   2.7   0   4     0.7
Davy Ford            2    7   12    6     6   0.9   0   5     3.0
Lemar Parrish        1    2    6    0     6   3.0   0   5     6.0
Craphonso Thorpe    11    2    5    0     5   2.5   0   5     0.5
 Team                3    5    0    8    -8  -1.6   0   0    -2.7
Talman Gardner      11    2    0    8    -8  -4.0   0   0    -0.7

Total.........      11  434 2114  358  1756   4.0  17  56   159.6
Opponents.....      11  398 1700  314  1386   3.5  23  71t  126.0


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Chris Rix           11  156.59 286-165-13   .577 2734  24  63t  248.5
Adrian McPherson     9  111.44  37- 18- 0   .486  198   2  29    22.0
Chance Gwaltney     11    0.00   1-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0     0.0
Nick Maddox         11   91.60   1-  1- 0  1.000   -1   0  -1    -0.1

Total.........      11  150.77 325-184-13   .566 2931  26  63t  266.5
Opponents.....      11  113.10 373-206-15   .552 2534  10  78t  230.4


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Javon Walker        11  45   944  21.0   7  63t   85.8
Talman Gardner      11  33   649  19.7  11  57t   59.0
Atrews Bell         11  29   433  14.9   1  49    39.4
Craphonso Thorpe    11  15   286  19.1   1  51    26.0
Nick Maddox         11  26   262  10.1   1  28    23.8
P.K. Sam            11  11   158  14.4   2  29    14.4
B.J. Ward            9   6    81  13.5   1  31t    9.0
Joey Kaleikini       7   5    35   7.0   0   9     5.0
Carver Donaldson    11   3    26   8.7   0  12     2.4
William McCray      10   3    22   7.3   0   9     2.2
Patrick Hughes      11   2    13   6.5   0   8     1.2
Greg Jones          11   3    11   3.7   0   7     1.0
Travis Smith         3   1     7   7.0   1   7t    2.3
Paul Irons          11   1     5   5.0   1   5t    0.5
Chris Rix           11   1    -1  -1.0   0  -1    -0.1

Total.........      11 184  2931  15.9  26  63t  266.5
Opponents.....      11 206  2534  12.3  10  78t  230.4


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Dominic Robinson     16  162  10.1  0  31 
Nick Maddox           7   65   9.3  0  19 
Jerome Carter         1   24  24.0  1  24t
P.K. Sam              4   11   2.8  0  10 
Chris Hope            1   10  10.0  0  10 
Kyler Hall            1    8   8.0  0   8 
Anthony Bredwood      1    2   2.0  0   2 
Gennaro Jackson       0    0        1   0 

Total.........       31  282   9.1  2  31 
Opponent......       27  337  12.5  2  68t


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Michael Boulware      3   52  17.3  1  27 
Chris Hope            3    0   0.0  0   0 
Kendyll Pope          2    6   3.0  0   6 
Malcolm Tatum         2    0   0.0  0   0 
Abdual Howard         1   80  80.0  1  80t
Kyler Hall            1   16  16.0  0  16 
Bradley Jennings      1    6   6.0  0   6 
Stanford Samuels      1    5   5.0  0   5 
Claudius Osei         1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       15  165  11.0  2  80t
Opponent......       13  131  10.1  0  27 


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Craphonso Thorpe     26   561 21.6  0  41 
P.K. Sam              4    74 18.5  0  27 
Nick Maddox           1    27 27.0  0  27 
Jerel Hudson          2    25 12.5  0  20 
Greg Tony             1     1  1.0  0   1 

Total.........       34   688 20.2  0  41 
Opponent......       57  1166 20.5  0  56 


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Michael Boulware      2   73  36.5  1  73t   1
Jared Hetzel          2    0   0.0  0   0    0
Bradley Jennings      2    0   0.0  0   0    0
Rufus Brown           1    3   3.0  0   3    0
Travis Johnson        1    0   0.0  0   0    1
Bryant McFadden       1    0   0.0  0   0    0
Malcolm Tatum         1    0   0.0  0   0    0
Darnell Dockett       0    0    .   0   .    2
Abdual Howard         0    0    .   0   .    1
Allen Augustin        0    0    .   0   .    1
Chris Hope            0    0    .   0   .    1
Jerel Hudson          0    0    .   0   .    1
Stanford Samuels      0    0    .   0   .    1
Jeff Womble           0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       10   76   7.6  1  73t  10
Opponent......        8   45   5.6  1  36t


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Xavier Beitia         0  13-14   44-48   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    83
Talman Gardner       11   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    66
Javon Walker          7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Greg Jones            6   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    36
William McCray        5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Nick Maddox           4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Chris Rix             3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Michael Boulware      2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
P.K. Sam              2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Atrews Bell           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Jerome Carter         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Abdual Howard         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Paul Irons            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Gennaro Jackson       1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Craphonso Thorpe      1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
B.J. Ward             1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Travis Smith          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                  48  13-14   44-48   0-0   0   0-0   0   1   373
Opponent             36  11-15   34-35   0-1   0   0-0   0   2   287
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Talman Gardner
.
11
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Javon Walker
.
7
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Greg Jones
6
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
William McCray
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Nick Maddox
3
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Chris Rix
3
.
24
.
.
.
.
.
.
Michael Boulware
.
.
.
1
1
.
.
.
.
P.K. Sam
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Atrews Bell
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jerome Carter
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Abdual Howard
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Paul Irons
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Gennaro Jackson
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Craphonso Thorpe
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
B.J. Ward
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Travis Smith
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Adrian McPherson
.
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
17
26
26
2
1
2
.
.
.
Opponents
23
9
9
.
2
2
.
.
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Chris Rix           11  385   389 2734  3123 283.9
Greg Jones          11  134   713    0   713  64.8
Nick Maddox         11   99   438   -1   437  39.7
Adrian McPherson     9   60    16  198   214  23.8
Eric Shelton        11   29   130    0   130  11.8
William McCray      10   27    51    0    51   5.1
Greg Tony            5    3    10    0    10   2.0
Chad Maeder         11    3     8    0     8   0.7
Davy Ford            2    7     6    0     6   3.0
Lemar Parrish        1    2     6    0     6   6.0
Craphonso Thorpe    11    2     5    0     5   0.5
 Team                3    5    -8    0    -8  -2.7
Talman Gardner      11    2    -8    0    -8  -0.7

Total.........      11  759  1756 2931  4687 426.1
Opponent......      11  771  1386 2534  3920 356.4


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Xavier Beitia        13-14  .929  0- 0  3- 3  8- 8  2- 3  0- 0 42
FG SEQUENCE Xavier Beitia
DUKE
(40), (31)
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
(36), (21), (30)
NORTH CAROLINA
None
WAKE FOREST
None
MIAMI
None
VIRGINIA
42, (20), (42), (31)
MARYLAND
(31)
CLEMSON
(31), (39)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
None
FLORIDA
(39), (23)
GEORGIA TECH
None
VIRGINIA TECH
(50), (47), (35)
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Chance Gwaltney     53 2125  40.1  60    8   9  13   2
 Team                2    0   0.0   0    0   0   0   0

Total.........      55 2125  38.6  60    8   9  13   2
Opponent......      61 2385  39.1  68    4  10  14   2


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Javon Walker        11    0   944    0    0    0    0  944  85.8
Craphonso Thorpe    11    5   286    0  561    0    0  852  77.5
Nick Maddox         11  438   262   65   27    0    0  792  72.0
Greg Jones          11  713    11    0    0    0    0  724  65.8
Talman Gardner      11   -8   649    0    0    0    0  641  58.3
Atrews Bell         11    0   433    0    0    0    0  433  39.4
Chris Rix           11  389    -1    0    0    0    0  388  35.3
P.K. Sam            11    0   158   11   74    0    0  243  22.1
Dominic Robinson     9    0     0  162    0    0    0  162  18.0
Eric Shelton        11  130     0    0    0    0    0  130  11.8
Michael Boulware    11    0     0    0    0   52   73  125  11.4
B.J. Ward            9    0    81    0    0    0    0   81   9.0
Abdual Howard       11    0     0    0    0   80    0   80   7.3
William McCray      10   51    22    0    0    0    0   73   7.3
Joey Kaleikini       7    0    35    0    0    0    0   35   5.0
Carver Donaldson    11    0    26    0    0    0    0   26   2.4
Jerel Hudson        11    0     0    0   25    0    0   25   2.3
Jerome Carter        6    0     0   24    0    0    0   24   4.0
Kyler Hall          11    0     0    8    0   16    0   24   2.2
Adrian McPherson     9   16     0    0    0    0    0   16   1.8
Patrick Hughes      11    0    13    0    0    0    0   13   1.2
Greg Tony            5   10     0    0    1    0    0   11   2.2
Chris Hope          11    0     0   10    0    0    0   10   0.9
Chad Maeder         11    8     0    0    0    0    0    8   0.7
Travis Smith         3    0     7    0    0    0    0    7   2.3
Bradley Jennings    10    0     0    0    0    6    0    6   0.6
Kendyll Pope        11    0     0    0    0    6    0    6   0.5
Davy Ford            2    6     0    0    0    0    0    6   3.0
Lemar Parrish        1    6     0    0    0    0    0    6   6.0
Paul Irons          11    0     5    0    0    0    0    5   0.5
Stanford Samuels    11    0     0    0    0    5    0    5   0.5
Rufus Brown         11    0     0    0    0    0    3    3   0.3
Anthony Bredwood     6    0     0    2    0    0    0    2   0.3
 Team                3   -8     0    0    0    0    0   -8  -2.7

Total.........      11 1756  2931  282  688  165   76 5898 536.2
Opponent......      11 1386  2534  337 1166  131   45 5599 509.0


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bradley Jennings    10   72   49   121   1.0-  3.0    1.0-  3.0     1-  6   7    7   2-  0   .   .   .
Kendyll Pope        11   52   61   113   7.0- 28.0    2.0- 10.0     2-  6   5    .    .      .   .   .
Abdual Howard       11   63   38   101   1.0-  2.0       .          1- 80   5    .    .      1   .   .
Michael Boulware    11   37   44    81   6.0- 17.0       .          3- 52   4    1   2- 73   1   .   .
Chris Hope          11   46   30    76   1.0-  1.0       .          3-  0  10    .    .      1   .   .
Darnell Dockett     11   33   35    68  22.0- 64.0       .           .     19    .    .      2   .   .
Stanford Samuels    11   28   12    40   1.0-  2.0       .          1-  5   7    .    .      1   .   .
Jerel Hudson        11   15   23    38   2.0-  2.0       .           .      1    .    .      1   .   .
Jeff Womble         10   15   22    37   5.0-  8.0       .           .      .    3    .      1   .   .
Kevin Emanuel       11   17   19    36   7.0- 23.0    1.0-  7.0      .      .    2    .      .   .   .
Alonzo Jackson       9   19   14    33   8.0- 34.0    5.0- 29.0      .      1   16    .      .   .   .
Travis Johnson      10   12   19    31   8.0- 24.0    2.0-  9.0      .      .    2   1-  0   1   .   .
Rufus Brown         11   24    5    29      .            .           .      3    .   1-  3   .   .   .
Malcolm Tatum       10   18    9    27      .            .          2-  0   6    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Charles Howard       9   10   14    24   2.0- 18.0    2.0- 18.0      .      .    5    .      .   .   .
Tony Benford        11   11   12    23   4.0- 14.0    1.0-  8.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bryant McFadden     11   19    3    22      .            .           .      2    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Gennaro Jackson     11   11    5    16      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Josh Charles        11    4   12    16   1.0-  5.0    1.0-  5.0      .      .    1    .      .   .   .
Eric Moore           9    8    7    15   2.0- 10.0    1.0-  8.0      .      .    2    .      .   .   .
Claudius Osei       10   12    3    15      .            .          1-  0   1    .    .      .   .   .
O.J. Jackson         8    2   13    15      .            .           .      .    1    .      .   .   .
Marcello Church     10    8    6    14      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jared Hetzel         6    9    3    12      .            .           .      .    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Jerome Carter        6    7    4    11      .            .           .      1    .    .      .   1   .
Allen Augustin      11    3    7    10      .            .           .      .    1    .      1   .   .
Patrick Newton       9    4    5     9      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Kyler Hall          11    3    6     9      .            .          1- 16   .    .    .      .   1   .
Mike Shaw            7    3    4     7      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Eric Powell          2    4    3     7      .            .           .      .    1    .      .   .   .
Brian Ross           3    3    3     6      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jesse Stein         10    4    1     5      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Leroy Smith          8    5    .     5      .            .           .      3    .    .      .   .   .
B.J. Ward            9    4    .     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Brian Sawyer        11    2    2     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Eric Shelton        11    3    1     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Brandon Myers       11    2    2     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Robert May          10    1    2     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Cornelius Collier    3    2    1     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chris Rix           11    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Montrae Holland     11    1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
P.J. Selvidio        1    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Nick Maddox         11    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Greg Jones          11    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chance Gwaltney     11    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Greg Tony            5    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dominic Robinson     9    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    1    .      .   .   .
 Team                     .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   1
Alex Barron               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Xavier Beitia       11    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Eric Broe                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Brett Cimorelli           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chauncey Davis            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Matt Heinz                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Paul Irons          11    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bobby Meeks               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ray Piquion               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Craphonso Thorpe    11    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ray Willis                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Donnie Carter             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
David Castillo            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
B.J. Dean                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Matt Henshaw              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Willie Jones              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ron Lunford               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Matt Meinrod              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Willie Reid               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Gerard Ross               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  DU      UAB     UNC     WF      UM      UVa     UMd     CU      NCS     UF      GT      VT      
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
40  Allen Augustin               10- 0  xx              xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
67  Josh Baggs                    2- 0  xx                                                      xx                               
70  Alex Barron                   2- 0  xx                                                      xx                               
47  Xavier Beitia                12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
26  Atrews Bell                  12-12  O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK 
97  Tony Benford                  8- 0  xx              xx      xx              xx              xx      xx      xx              xx
 4  Anquan Boldin                 0- 0                                                                                           
51  Ronald Boldin                 2- 0  xx                                                      xx                               
58  Michael Boulware             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 
22  Anthony Bredwood              2- 0                                          xx                              xx               
65  Eric Broe                     0- 0                                                                                           
54  Milford Brown                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  
 7  Rufus Brown                  12-12  D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-RC    D-RC    D-RC    D-RC  
36  James Buchanan                0- 0                                                                                           
18  Yohance Buchanan              1- 0  xx                                                                                       
96  Donnie Carter                 0- 0                                                                                           
23  Jerome Carter                 4- 0  xx              xx      xx              xx                                               
95  Rian Cason                    0- 0                                                                                           
63  David Castillo                1- 0  xx                                                                                       
92  Josh Charles                  8- 0  xx      xx                                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
66  Marcello Church               9- 0  xx      xx              xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
49  Brett Cimorelli               2- 0  xx                                                                                      xx
 4  Cornelius Collier             2- 0  xx                      xx                                                               
43  Bryce Cox                     0- 0                                                                                           
83  Devard Darling                0- 0                                                                                           
95  Chauncey Davis                0- 0                                                                                           
62  B.J. Dean                     0- 0                                                                                           
45  Darnell Dockett              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  
88  Carver Donaldson              7- 4  xx                                              xx      xx      O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE  
74  Otis Duhart                   0- 0                                                                                           
90  Kevin Emanuel                12-12  D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE  
22  Davy Ford                     2- 0  xx      xx                                                                               
21  Talman Gardner               11- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx
43  Randy Golightly               0- 0                                                                                           
37  Chance Gwaltney              12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
41  Kyler Hall                    7- 0  xx              xx                      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx       
57  Matt Heinz                    1- 0  xx                                                                                       
60  Andrew Henry-Kennon           0- 0                                                                                           
14  Matt Henshaw                  0- 0                                                                                           
13  Jared Hetzel                  6- 0          xx                                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
61  Montrae Holland              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  
28  Chris Hope                   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  
12  Abdual Howard                12-12  D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-ROV   D-RV    D-RV    D-RV    D-RV  
59  Charles Howard               11- 0  xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
42  Jerel Hudson                 10- 0  xx      xx      xx              xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
82  Patrick Hughes                9- 8  O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE            xx               
38  Paul Irons                    3- 0  xx                                      xx                              xx               
48  Alonzo Jackson               12-12  D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE  
46  Gennaro Jackson              10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx              xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
94  O.J. Jackson                  9- 0  xx      xx      xx              xx      xx              xx      xx      xx              xx
44  Bradley Jennings             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 
99  Travis Johnson                8- 0  xx      xx      xx              xx                      xx      xx      xx              xx
 6  Greg Jones                   12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
29  Willie Jones                  2- 0  xx                                      xx                                               
86  Joey Kaleikini                6- 0  xx      xx                                                      xx      xx      xx      xx
78  Ron Lunford                   0- 0                                                                                           
20  Nick Maddox                  12-12  O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB  
39  Chad Maeder                  12-12  O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB  
11  Joe Mauer                     0- 0                                                                                           
57  Robert May                    2- 0                  xx      xx                                                               
15  William McCray                9- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx       
 8  Bryant McFadden               8- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx              xx              xx      xx      xx               
 5  Adrian McPherson              9- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx       
73  Bobby Meeks                   2- 0  xx                                                      xx                               
64  Matt Meinrod                  0- 0                                                                                           
52  Antoine Mirambeau            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   
55  Eric Moore                    7- 0                  xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx               
87  Robert Morgan                 0- 0                                                                                           
49  Brandon Myers                 4- 0  xx                                                      xx              xx              xx
30  Patrick Newton                7- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx                                      xx      xx      xx
27  Claudius Osei                 9- 0  xx              xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
33  Lemar Parrish                 2- 0  xx                                      xx                                               
56  Ray Piquion                   1- 0  xx                                                                                       
 9  Kendyll Pope                 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 
93  Eric Powell                   2- 0  xx      xx                                                                               
33  Willie Reid                   0- 0                                                                                           
28  Ryan Reynolds                 1- 0                                                                                          xx
16  Chris Rix                    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  
31  Dominic Robinson             10- 0  xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
71  Brian Ross                    2- 0  xx                      xx                                                               
11  Gerard Ross                   0- 0                                                                                           
81  P.K. Sam                     10- 0  xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
10  Stanford Samuels             12- 4  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      D-LC    D-LC    D-LC    D-LC  
89  Brian Sawyer                 12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
29  P.J. Selvidio                 1- 0                                                                  xx                       
69  Mike Shaw                     4- 0  xx                      xx                              xx              xx               
35  Eric Shelton                  8- 0  xx              xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx               
32  Leroy Smith                   6- 0  xx      xx                              xx              xx      xx      xx               
84  Travis Smith                  2- 0                                          xx              xx                               
85  Jesse Stein                  10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx              xx
 3  Malcolm Tatum                12- 8  D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    xx      xx      xx      xx
 1  Craphonso Thorpe             12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
84  Justin Tomerlin               0- 0                                                                                           
18  Greg Tony                     3- 0  xx      xx      xx                                                                       
12  Fabian Walker                 0- 0                                                                                           
80  Javon Walker                 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  
24  B.J. Ward                     4- 0                          xx                      xx              xx      xx               
41  Lee Weaver                    0- 0                                                                                           
68  Blake Williams                0- 0                                                                                           
72  Brett Williams                8- 8  O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST                             
79  Todd Williams                12-12  O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST  
77  Ray Willis                    6- 4  xx                                                      xx      O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT  
91  Jeff Womble                  12-12  D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG  
98  Chris Woods                   0- 0                                                                                           

FLORIDA STATE 55, DUKE 13

09/01/2001, DURHAM, NC

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From the 2002 FSU Media Guide, Page 142.

DURHAM, NC - Organized chaos gave way to a typical Florida State blowout Saturday night.

Chris Rix eased into the post-Chris Weinke era with two touchdown passes and the No. 6 Seminoles blocked two punts for scores to beat Duke 55-13.

The Seminoles spotted the Blue Devils an early touchdown in the season opener for both teams, then clamped down on defense and made a pair of special team plays in the second quarter that turned the game around.

It's a good thing, because coach Bobby Bowden was upset in the first quarter by an offense that didn't appear to be on the same page.

"If ya'll knew what we were trying to do out there, and then what actually happened, you would say we don't have any sense at all," said the 71-year-old Bowden, who won his 316th game.

"In the first quarter, if there were 20 plays, 12 of them looked like something we had never practiced. I was thinking, 'Bowden, you've got a new coordinator up there, you've got another quarterback coach and we're not communicating, we're not getting the point to that kid out there.'"

In the end talent won out as the Seminoles broke in more than a dozen new starters and their defense limited Duke to 226 total yards and just nine first downs.

Rix wore Weinke's No. 16, but his performance at quarterback was average in his first start replacing last year's Heisman Trophy winner. Weinke, now the starting QB for the Carolina Panthers, threw for a school-record 536 yards against the Blue Devils in a 63-14 win last year.

The Seminoles scored 31 points by the half, but Rix had just 93 yards and finished 9-of-18 for 135 yards throwing to a depleted group of receivers. His TD passes of 26 and 33 yards came after Florida State already had a big lead.

"I finished much better than I started," Rix said. "Hopefully I can start games like that rather than waiting to get the momentum and get the tempo going. I didn't finish perfect and there are things I need to improve on, but that touchdown pass was a good thing to end on."

Bowden replaced Rix late in the third quarter with the Seminoles up by 39 and en route to their 13th straight season-opening victory. Florida State also improved to 71-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference games.

Florida State, normally a pass-happy team that led the nation in scoring and total offense a season ago, started the game with two tight ends, didn't use its no-huddle offense and mostly stuck to the ground to try to get Rix comfortable.

The freshman was off the mark early and was short on some deep routes as the Blue Devils hung close for 18 minutes before dropping their 13th straight - the nation's longest losing streak.

Florida State's defense blew a coverage in the first quarter to allow Chris Douglas to race 78 yards with a short pass as Duke went up 6-0.

After Florida State's second delay-of-game penalty in three series, Bowden encouraged Rix on the bench as the signal-caller had nothing to show but a 1-for-4 start.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Rix completed his best pass of the first half - a 23-yard slant - on his next series as the Seminoles closed to 6-3.

Duke's freshman punter then ran into trouble early in the second quarter as the Blue Devils missed All-America kicker Brian Morton, who averaged 42.6 yards in four seasons.

Trey McDonald fumbled a perfect snap deep in his own territory, and after a wild scramble for the ball, Michael Boulware came up with it at the Duke 2. William McCray scored on the next play to start Florida State's big quarter.

"Whatever momentum we had we decided to give it right back to them," Duke coach Carl Franks said.

After holding Duke on three plays, Jerome Carter blocked McDonald's next punt. The ball bounced once and then right into Carter's hands as he raced in from 12 yards out and the rout was on.

"The goal for all the freshmen who came on the trip was to play our hearts out and show people why Florida State signed us," said Carter, one of several first-year players who shined.

Former North Carolina prep star Nick Maddox, making his first career start after waiting his turn behind Travis Minor, scored twice over the final 5:14 of the half.

Maddox showed his speed on a 51-yard run as he got a good downfield block by P.K. Sam to cap off the scoring burst.

The junior then caught the first career TD pass by Rix, a 26-yarder over the middle.

"I felt like the North Carolina people thought he had been lost in the shuffle, so I was so glad to see him do what he did," Bowden said.

McDonald's first punt attempt of the third quarter was also blocked, this time in the end zone by Kyler Hall. Gennaro Jackson pounced on the ball for a 38-6 lead.

A mock cheer went up from the Duke fans late in the third quarter when McDonald got off a punt without it being blocked.

Duke has lost 16 straight games to ranked teams dating to 1994 and is 3-62 in its last 65.

"We can give ourselves a great chance to a bunch of games if we don't go out there and give the other team easy opportunities," said Franks, whose team held the Seminoles to 389 total yards.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
31
14
10
55
DUKE
6
0
7
0
13

1st   0- 6  Opp, 78, pass (kick failed), 4:46 
2nd   3- 6  Xavier Beitia, 40, field goal, 13:45
     10- 6  William McCray, 2, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 12:01
     17- 6  Jerome Carter, 12, punt return/blocked punt (Xavier Beitia, kick), 10:29
            Note: Carter blocked the punt, picked it up at the 12 and   
                  scored.                                               
     24- 6  Nick Maddox, 51, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 5:14 
     31- 6  Nick Maddox, 26, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 1:05 
3rd  38- 6  Gennaro Jackson, 0, punt return/blocked punt (Xavier Beitia, kick), 11:06
            Note: Kyler Hall blocked the punt which Jackson recovered in
                  the end zone.                                         
     45- 6  Craphonso Thorpe, 33, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 5:16 
     45-13  Opp, 68, punt return/blocked punt (kick), 1:15 
4th  52-13  Greg Jones, 16, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 13:36
     55-13  Xavier Beitia, 31, field goal, 7:33 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 9 Rushes-yards 38-200 36- 32 Passing 189 194 Att-Comp-Int 30-16-0 30-13-0 Total Yards 68-389 66-226 Punt Returns 7-69 4-92 Kickoff Returns 2-51 9-199 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 8-41.6 11-27.5 Sacks By-Yds 2-13 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-1 Penalties-Yds 6-45 8-62 3rd Down Conversions 4-14 2-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-3 Time of Posession 34:05 25:55 Attendance 23,312 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Nick Maddox 8- 86 Greg Jones 7- 45 Adrian McPherson 5- 25 Chris Rix 2- 20 Eric Shelton 8- 12 Davy Ford 3- 10 Greg Tony 2- 6 William McCray 2- 2 Talman Gardner 1- -6 Receiving Craphonso Thorpe 5- 68 Javon Walker 5- 62 Nick Maddox 2- 33 Joey Kaleikini 1- 9 William McCray 1- 7 P.K. Sam 1- 5 Atrews Bell 1- 5 Passing Chris Rix 18- 9-0-135 Adrian McPherson 12- 7-0- 54 Punt Return Nick Maddox 2- 28 Jerome Carter 1- 24 Chris Hope 1- 10 Kyler Hall 1- 8 Gennaro Jackson 0- 0 P.K. Sam 2- -1 Kickoff Return Nick Maddox 1- 27 Craphonso Thorpe 1- 24 Punting Chance Gwaltney 8- 333 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kendyll Pope 1 7 8 . . . 1 . . . . . Bradley Jennings 2 5 7 . . . . . . . . . Chris Hope 2 5 7 . . . 1 . . . . . Abdual Howard 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Jerome Carter 3 2 5 . . . 1 . . . 1 . Jerel Hudson 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Travis Johnson 1 3 4 3.0- 10.0 2.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Malcolm Tatum 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Alonzo Jackson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Michael Boulware 1 2 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . O.J. Jackson . 3 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Patrick Newton 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Leroy Smith 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Stanford Samuels 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Brandon Myers 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Josh Charles 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Eric Powell . 2 2 1.0- 4.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Claudius Osei 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tony Benford 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett 1 . 1 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Jesse Stein 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Greg Tony . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Sawyer . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Adrian McPherson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Ross . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Mike Shaw . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Allen Augustin . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall . . . . . . . . . . 1 . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   16  Chris Rix
TB   20  Nick Maddox
FLK  26  Atrews Bell
FB   39  Chad Maeder
C    52  Antoine Mirambeau
SG   54  Milford Brown
TG   61  Montrae Holland
ST   72  Brett Williams
TT   79  Todd Williams
SE   80  Javon Walker
TE   82  Patrick Hughes
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    3  Malcolm Tatum
CB    7  Rufus Brown
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
ROV  12  Abdual Howard
FS   28  Chris Hope
MLB  44  Bradley Jennings
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
DE   48  Alonzo Jackson
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
DE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Craphonso Thorpe
 5  Adrian McPherson
 5  Cornelius Collier
 6  Greg Jones
 8  Bryant McFadden
10  Stanford Samuels
15  William McCray
18  Yohance Buchanan
18  Greg Tony
19  Lemar Parrish
21  Talman Gardner
22  Davy Ford
23  Jerome Carter
27  Claudius Osei
29  Willie Jones
30  Patrick Newton
31  Dominic Robinson
32  Leroy Smith
35  Eric Shelton
37  Chance Gwaltney
38  Paul Irons
40  Allen Augustin
41  Kyler Hall
42  Jerel Hudson
46  Gennaro Jackson
##  NAME
-----------------------------
47  Xavier Beitia
49  Brett Cimorelli
49  Brandon Myers
51  Ronald Boldin
56  Ray Piquion
57  Matt Heinz
59  Charles Howard
63  David Castillo
66  Marcello Church
67  Josh Baggs
69  Mike Shaw
70  Alex Barron
71  Brian Ross
73  Bobby Meeks
77  Ray Willis
81  P.K. Sam
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
88  Carver Donaldson
89  Brian Sawyer
92  Josh Charles
93  Eric Powell
94  O.J. Jackson
97  Tony Benford
99  Travis Johnson

FLORIDA STATE 29, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 7

09/08/2001, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 2002 FSU Media Guide, Page 144.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State coach Bobby Bowden noted that quarterback Chris Rix had better luck in his second collegiate start than Chris Weinke did three years ago.

Rix passed for a touchdown, somersaulted for another and set up three more scores as the sixth-ranked Seminoles beat Alabama-Birmingham 29-7 Saturday night.

"It was not bad for a rookie quarterback," Bowden said. "Let me say this, it was a lot better than Weinke's second start."

Weinke, who makes his debut Sunday as a starter with the Carolina Panthers, was intercepted six times in his second game as Florida State's quarterback in 1998 when Florida State was upset 24-7 at North Carolina State. However, Weinke went on to lead Florida State to three straight national championship games and won the Heisman Trophy last year.

"Rix really made some plays," Bowden said.

Rix gave the Seminoles a 13-0 lead with just over six minutes left in the half when he scored on a spectacular 2-yard forward flip. The redshirt freshman quarterback tried to hurdle into the end zone and was hit as he went airborne, doing a 360-degree flip and landing on his feet for the score.

"I think the guy might have hit my knees," Rix said. "I know I can't jump in there and flip like that on my own."

Making just his second collegiate start, Rix completed 15 of 23 passes for 246 yards and added a team-high 52 yards rushing, becoming the first Florida State quarterback to lead the team in rushing since Charlie Ward - Florida State's first Heisman winner - in 1993 at Notre Dame.

Florida State (2-0), which faces a key Atlantic Coast Conference game against No. 10 Georgia Tech next Saturday, extended its home winning streak to 36 games and upped its unbeaten homefield string to 53 games, dating to a 17-16 loss to Miami on Nov. 16, 1991.

Although leading 13-0 at the half, Florida State changed its offensive plan noticeably during the break, freeing the rangy Rix to use his mobility and roll out to neutralize a pesky UAB defense.

"I felt a little more relaxed when I was able to get out of the pocket a little," said the 6-4, 205-pound Rix.

"I remember two or three times we had the quarterback sacked and he pulls out and raised up and throws one deep and someone outjumps us for the ball," UAB coach Watson Brown said. "They made all the plays."

Rix' 16-yard run for a first down was the key play on a 61-yard scoring drive capped by William McCray's 2-yard TD that gave Florida State a 19-0 lead on its first series of the second half.

UAB (1-1) pulled to 19-7 when it scored its lone touchdown with 6:37 left in the third quarter on Jegil Dugger's 2-yard run, completing a 65-yard, nine-play drive helped by a Florida State roughing-the-passer penalty.

But Florida State answered swiftly, taking a 26-7 lead on Rix's 32-yard touchdown pass to Talman Gardner.

Rix and Javon Walker teamed up on long passing plays to set up a pair of first-half field goals by Xavier Beitia that gave the Seminoles a 6-0 lead.

Beitia's 36-yard field goal put Florida State into the lead less than three minutes into the game after a 46-yard pass from Rix to Walker. Beitia added a 21-yard field goal, ending a 64-yard drive highlighted by a Rix-Walker pass that covered 49 yards.

Beitia, a true freshman, completed the scoring with his third field goal of the game and fifth of the season - a 30-yard kick midway through the fourth quarter.

Remarkably, Florida State has not had a turnover in its first two games this season despite having a new quarterback and four starters returning on offense.

"Every game we've played, we've moved a step up," said Bowden after his 317th coaching victory. "I really think we're as far as we can be right now."

And with their first big test at hand, Florida State's players were already talking about Georgia Tech's 70-7 rout of Navy.

"I hope we're better than Navy," Florida State safety Chris Hope said. "Hopefully we can shut that 70-point offensive machine down."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
0
0
7
0
7
FLORIDA STATE
3
10
13
3
29

1st   3- 0  Xavier Beitia, 36, field goal, 12:15
2nd   3- 0  Opp, 51, field goal failed, 14:14
      6- 0  Xavier Beitia, 21, field goal, 11:28
     13- 0  Chris Rix, 2, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 6:07 
     13- 0  Opp, 58, field goal failed, 0:00 
3rd  19- 0  William McCray, 1, run (Xavier Beitia, kick failed), 10:32
     19- 7  Opp, 2, run (kick), 6:37 
     26- 7  Talman Gardner, 32, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 3:53 
4th  29- 7  Xavier Beitia, 30, field goal, 7:18 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 18 Rushes-yards 41-135 29- 83 Passing 246 149 Att-Comp-Int 23-15-0 27-13-1 Total Yards 64-381 56-232 Punt Returns 4-41 3-15 Kickoff Returns 2-51 6-127 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 4-46.3 6-47.5 Sacks By-Yds 2-9 2-7 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 11-110 11-106 3rd Down Conversions 7-14 4-12 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 33:32 26:28 Attendance 79,388 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Chris Rix 11- 52 Nick Maddox 9- 45 Greg Jones 9- 34 William McCray 4- 8 Greg Tony 1- 4 Craphonso Thorpe 1- 0 Davy Ford 4- -4 Adrian McPherson 2- -4 Receiving Javon Walker 3- 104 Talman Gardner 4- 61 Nick Maddox 2- 27 Atrews Bell 1- 19 William McCray 1- 9 P.K. Sam 1- 8 Greg Jones 1- 7 Joey Kaleikini 1- 6 Patrick Hughes 1- 5 Passing Chris Rix 23-15-0-246 Punt Return Nick Maddox 3- 31 P.K. Sam 1- 10 Kickoff Return Craphonso Thorpe 1- 31 P.K. Sam 1- 20 Punting Chance Gwaltney 4- 185 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kendyll Pope 4 4 8 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Bradley Jennings 2 4 6 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . 1- 0 . . . Abdual Howard 2 3 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Bryant McFadden 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 2 2 4 . . . 2 . . . . . Michael Boulware 3 . 3 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Travis Johnson 3 . 3 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Malcolm Tatum 3 . 3 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Darnell Dockett 2 1 3 2.0- 6.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Jeff Womble 1 2 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Gennaro Jackson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jerel Hudson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Alonzo Jackson 1 1 2 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Leroy Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . O.J. Jackson 1 . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . Patrick Newton 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jared Hetzel 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Powell 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Josh Charles 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Hope 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Kevin Emanuel 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   16  Chris Rix
TB   20  Nick Maddox
FLK  26  Atrews Bell
FB   39  Chad Maeder
C    52  Antoine Mirambeau
SG   54  Milford Brown
TG   61  Montrae Holland
ST   72  Brett Williams
TT   79  Todd Williams
SE   80  Javon Walker
TE   82  Patrick Hughes
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    3  Malcolm Tatum
CB    7  Rufus Brown
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
ROV  12  Abdual Howard
FS   28  Chris Hope
MLB  44  Bradley Jennings
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
DE   48  Alonzo Jackson
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
DE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Craphonso Thorpe
 5  Adrian McPherson
 6  Greg Jones
 8  Bryant McFadden
10  Stanford Samuels
15  William McCray
18  Greg Tony
21  Talman Gardner
22  Davy Ford
29  Jared Hetzel
30  Patrick Newton
32  Leroy Smith
37  Chance Gwaltney
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  Jerel Hudson
46  Gennaro Jackson
47  Xavier Beitia
66  Marcello Church
81  P.K. Sam
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
89  Brian Sawyer
92  Josh Charles
93  Eric Powell
94  O.J. Jackson
99  Travis Johnson

NORTH CAROLINA 41, FLORIDA STATE 9

09/22/2001, CHAPEL HILL, NC

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From the 2002 FSU Media Guide, Page 146.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Florida State has handed out its share of beatings since joining the ACC in 1992. North Carolina returned the favor Saturday in one of the biggest wins in its 111 years of football.

"I haven't even got a speech for this," Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said as his No. 6 Seminoles turned the ball over five times in a stunning 41-9 loss.

"They got what they deserved - a win - and we got what we deserved - a loss. We're not good enough to play like this."

The defeat was a major jolt to Bowden's program, which had been to the national title game each of the last three years.

"This team has to decide what it wants to do," Bowden said. "I didn't see anything that resembled poise, I didn't see any execution. I think it was a complete breakdown."

The Tar Heels, 0-3 and a 17-point underdog, used a 34-point second half to stun Bowden's Seminoles (2-1, 1-1).

"I jumped around with everybody else," North Carolina senior quarterback Ronald Curry said when asked what he did after the game. "I'm still a kid - especially at heart."

North Carolina also limited Florida State to just 11 first downs and 34 second-half yards.

"We felt like we could dominate their offense from the first play of the game," linebacker David Thornton said. "Their offense wasn't too complicated and we felt like we had the speed and the talent up front to go out and be aggressive and attack all game."

It took UNC coach John Bunting, a former NFL assistant who replaced Carl Torbush this season, about 15 minutes to weave his way through a mob of fans who stormed the field and eventually took one of the goal posts to the ground.

"I didn't anticipate everybody being on the field after the game, that's for sure," Bunting said after his victorious home debut. "I guess if you win that's going to happen, isn't it?

"I'm too old. I needed to be evacuated. But we need to do that some more and I'll get in better shape."

Backup quarterback Darian Durant threw a pair of touchdown passes for the Tar Heels (1-3, 1-1) and Jeff Reed had two field goals as North Carolina took command in the third period to hand Florida State its third ACC loss in nine-plus seasons - a span of 74 games.

The Seminoles did lose in the second game of the 1998 season at N.C. State and made it to the Fiesta Bowl. However, Florida State still has No. 1 Miami, No. 2 Florida, No. 10 Georgia Tech and No. 19 Clemson left on its 2001 schedule.

"There are question marks, but they're questions that have to be answered," Florida State running back Nick Maddox said. "I don't think this is a game that's going to break our backs.

"We need to take this as a lesson. If we take it as a loss it's going to be a long season."

North Carolina, which had already lost at No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 5 Texas, beat its highest-ranked team since a 7-6 victory over No. 6 Duke in 1960. The Tar Heels have never beaten a top 5 team.

The loss matched Florida State's worst since a 52-20 drubbing by Florida in the 1997 Sugar Bowl, and worst in the regular season since Auburn beat the Seminoles 59-27 in 1985.

Florida State didn't turn the ball over in season-opening wins against Duke and Alabama-Birmingham, but freshman Chris Rix fumbled twice and threw an interception.

By early in the fourth quarter, North Carolina fans were mocking the Seminoles with their version of the tomahawk chop chant, a scene not seen too often in ACC football circles.

"We let them get encouraged, we let them get their confidence up and they took advantage of it," Bowden said. "That didn't look like the North Carolina team I've seen the last three games."

Curry, benched in favor of Durant to start the second half, capped off the stunner when he found Kory Bailey on a 53-yard scoring pass with 13:12 left that put the Tar Heels up by 18.

Curry had re-entered the game after Durant hurt his leg trying to pooch punt.

North Carolina limited the Seminoles to just 11 yards in the pivotal third quarter.

Florida State never seemed to recover after an 85-yard touchdown pass from Rix to Javon Walker was called back because of a holding penalty with 6:23 left in the third.

A series later, Rix's pass was picked off by Julius Peppers, and Reed's 39-yard field goal gave the Tar Heels a 20-9 lead.

After running the ball on its first eight plays of the game, Florida State got its initial first down 10 minutes in near midfield, but Rix fumbled after scrambling for an 11-yard run on the next play and North Carolina took over.

After Florida State's first turnover of the season, the Tar Heels drove 61 yards to take the lead late in the first, getting a 20-yard scoring pass from Durant to Sam Aiken.

The Seminoles had yet to score midway through the second quarter and appeared to be going nowhere when Rix was sacked for an 11-yard loss at his own 33. But a 38-yard pass over the middle to Walker and a 21-yard TD pass to Taiman Gardner tied the score moments later.

Less than two minutes later, North Carolina had some confusion with personnel on its punting unit and deep snapper Greg Warren hiked the ball well over the head of John Lafferty and out of the end zone for a safety.

Players from both teams wore American flags on the back of their helmets in tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
9
0
0
9
NORTH CAROLINA
7
0
13
21
41

1st   0- 0  Opp, 53, field goal failed, 5:57 
      0- 7  Opp, 20, pass (kick), 1:12 
2nd   7- 7  Talman Gardner, 29, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 5:18 
      9- 7  Team, safety, 3:29 
            Note: Bad center snap over punter's head                    
3rd   9-14  Opp, 52, pass (kick), 12:36
      9-17  Opp, 32, field goal, 8:12 
      9-20  Opp, 39, field goal, 2:47 
4th   9-27  Opp, 53, pass (kick), 13:12
      9-34  Opp, 11, run (kick), 10:11
      9-41  Opp, 1, run (kick), 4:20 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 11 17 Rushes-yards 37- 88 41- 69 Passing 136 232 Att-Comp-Int 25-9-1 30-14-2 Total Yards 62-224 71-301 Punt Returns 3-8 6-89 Kickoff Returns 7-118 0-0 Interception Ret. 2-5 1-13 Fumble Returns 0-0 4-9 Punts 9-40.1 5-30.8 Sacks By-Yds 3-19 5-47 Fumbles-Lost 4-4 0-0 Penalties-Yds 14-103 6-55 3rd Down Conversions 4-16 5-14 4th Down Conversions 1-2 0-1 Time of Posession 30:30 29:30 Attendance 53,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Chris Rix 10- 44 Nick Maddox 12- 34 Greg Jones 6- 18 Eric Shelton 1- 2 William McCray 3- 2 Talman Gardner 1- -2 Adrian McPherson 4- -10 Receiving Javon Walker 2- 51 Craphonso Thorpe 2- 38 Talman Gardner 1- 29 Adrian McPherson 4- 24 Atrews Bell 2- 14 Nick Maddox 2- 4 Passing Chris Rix 21- 8-1-112 Punt Return Nick Maddox 2- 6 P.K. Sam 1- 2 Kickoff Return Craphonso Thorpe 6- 117 Greg Tony 1- 1 Punting Chance Gwaltney 9- 361 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Abdual Howard 8 1 9 . . . . . . . . . Kendyll Pope 5 3 8 2.5- 13.0 0.5- 7.0 . . . . . . . Bradley Jennings 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Chris Hope 4 . 4 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Malcolm Tatum 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Alonzo Jackson 3 . 3 2.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett . 3 3 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Michael Boulware 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Womble 1 2 3 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Allen Augustin 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Charles Howard 2 . 2 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel 2 . 2 0.5- 7.0 0.5- 7.0 . . . . . . . Gennaro Jackson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Robert May 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Brian Sawyer 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . O.J. Jackson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels . 1 1 . . 1- 5 . . . . . . Chris Rix 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tony Benford 1 . 1 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden 1 . 1 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Jerome Carter 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Travis Johnson 1 . 1 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Jerel Hudson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Moore 1 . 1 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Claudius Osei 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   16  Chris Rix
TB   20  Nick Maddox
FLK  26  Atrews Bell
FB   39  Chad Maeder
C    52  Antoine Mirambeau
SG   54  Milford Brown
TG   61  Montrae Holland
ST   72  Brett Williams
TT   79  Todd Williams
SE   80  Javon Walker
TE   82  Patrick Hughes
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    3  Malcolm Tatum
CB    7  Rufus Brown
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
ROV  12  Abdual Howard
FS   28  Chris Hope
MLB  44  Bradley Jennings
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
DE   48  Alonzo Jackson
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
DE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Craphonso Thorpe
 5  Adrian McPherson
 6  Greg Jones
 8  Bryant McFadden
10  Stanford Samuels
15  William McCray
18  Greg Tony
21  Talman Gardner
23  Jerome Carter
27  Claudius Osei
35  Eric Shelton
37  Chance Gwaltney
40  Allen Augustin
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Kyler Hall
42  Jerel Hudson
46  Gennaro Jackson
47  Xavier Beitia
55  Eric Moore
57  Robert May
59  Charles Howard
81  P.K. Sam
85  Jesse Stein
89  Brian Sawyer
94  O.J. Jackson
97  Tony Benford
99  Travis Johnson

FLORIDA STATE 48, WAKE FOREST 24

09/29/2001, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 2002 FSU Media Guide, Page 148.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State Seminoles looked like their old selves Saturday night, at least for awhile.

Chris Rix threw for 345 yards and three touchdowns as the 18th-ranked Seminoles raced to an early 42-7 lead and rebounded from their worst regular-season loss since 1983 with a 48-24 victory over Wake Forest.

"I think they realized we can't just go on the field and win with our name," Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said. "We looked better, but we can't play with a swagger yet."

But with top-ranked Miami up next, the improvement was exactly what Bowden was looking for in the wake of last week's 41-9 embarrassment at North Carolina. Florida State is off next Saturday before facing the Hurricanes at home October 13.

"There had to be a different mindset and Wake Forest had to pay for last week, unfortunately," said Rix, who passed for 262 yards and three scores by halftime. "I don't think we did anything special. Just throw and catch."

Rix, the first freshman to begin a year as the starting quarterback for a Bowden-coached team, was almost perfect with a variety of short and long throws, leading Florida State on six straight first-half scoring drives.

"They were ready to play and just took it to us," new Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe said after his first meeting against the Seminoles. "When you play Florida State, you hope you can catch them napping. They weren't napping tonight."

Nick Maddox and Greg Jones each ran for two touchdowns, and Rix teamed with Talman Gardner, Javon Walker and B.J. Ward - who just moved to the offense from the secondary - on scoring passes.

"Obviously they're not used to losing so they came out fired up," Wake Forest guard Michael Moosbrugger said. "A lot of people had it in their mind that this was a down year for Florida State. That's a bunch of bull."

Florida State (3-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won 37 straight home games and is undefeated in 54 at Doak Campbell Stadium dating to a 1991 loss to Miami.

The win kept the Seminoles in the thick of the ACC race as well, especially in light of Clemson's overtime upset of Georgia Tech, leaving all but Virginia and Maryland with at least one loss in league play in the opening month.

"At least it shows we're going in the right direction," senior safety Chris Hope said. Wake Forest (2-2, 0-2) didn't make it easy for Florida State's defense, totaling 212 yards offense by the half, including quarterback Anthony Young's 71-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

Fabian Davis and Fred Staton also ran for touchdowns and Wake Forest scored twice on safeties in the final quarter: The first when Florida State backup quarterback Adrian McPherson was called for intentional grounding as he tried to pass out of his end zone and the second when Jamie Scott blocked a Florida State punt with 1:18 left in the game.

Using misdirection running plays in a no-huddle offense throughout much of the game, Wake Forest managed 432 yards and 26 first downs.

"Wake Forest ran up and down the field on us," Bowden said. "We gave up a whole lot of yardage out there."

However, Florida State managed to hold Tarence Williams to 46 yards rushing, well below his season average of 124.7 yards.

Rix's passing and Maddox's running keyed early scoring drives, covering 80 and 76 yards as Florida State rolled up 226 yards during the first quarter on its way to a 14-7 lead.

But the Seminoles had only just started, scoring four second quarter touchdowns. Two scores were set up by a pair of second quarter interceptions by linebacker Kendyll Pope.

"We might have been down but we're not completely out," said Pope, who also led the Seminoles with 10 tackles.

Florida State, 72-3 in the ACC since joining the league in 1992, has won all 10 of its games against Wake Forest in that span.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
7
7
0
10
24
FLORIDA STATE
14
28
6
0
48

1st   7- 0  Talman Gardner, 4, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 7:17 
      7- 7  Opp, 71, run (kick), 6:51 
     14- 7  Nick Maddox, 17, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 4:56 
2nd  21- 7  Nick Maddox, 3, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 14:43
     28- 7  Javon Walker, 52, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 9:33 
     35- 7  B.J. Ward, 31, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 7:33 
     42- 7  Greg Jones, 1, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 3:21 
     42-14  Opp, 8, run (kick), 0:22 
3rd  48-14  Greg Jones, 13, run (Xavier Beitia, kick failed), 2:50 
4th  48-16  Opp, safety, 14:07
            Note: Adrian McPherson called for intentional grounding     
                  from the end zone.                                    
     48-22  Opp, 9, run (run failed), 12:53
     48-24  Opp, safety, 1:18 
            Note: Chance Gwaltney's punt blocked out of the end zone.   


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 24 Rushes-yards 43-154 57-265 Passing 358 171 Att-Comp-Int 28-17-1 25-10-3 Total Yards 71-512 82-436 Punt Returns 2-21 3-34 Kickoff Returns 1-22 6-177 Interception Ret. 3-33 1-27 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 3-31.7 4-26.8 Sacks By-Yds 1-8 3-33 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yds 11-99 11-84 3rd Down Conversions 8-12 6-17 4th Down Conversions 0-0 2-4 Time of Posession 28:15 31:45 Attendance 79,162 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Nick Maddox 19- 94 Greg Jones 9- 43 Chris Rix 7- 18 William McCray 2- 10 Chad Maeder 2- 5 Eric Shelton 1- -6 Adrian McPherson 3- -10 Receiving Javon Walker 3- 111 Atrews Bell 6- 96 Talman Gardner 5- 85 B.J. Ward 3- 66 Passing Chris Rix 21-16-1-345 Adrian McPherson 7- 1-0- 13 Punt Return Dominic Robinson 2- 21 Kickoff Return Craphonso Thorpe 1- 22 Punting Chance Gwaltney 2- 95 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kendyll Pope 5 2 7 . . 2- 6 2 . . . . . Darnell Dockett 4 3 7 2.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . . Chris Hope 3 4 7 . . . 1 . . . . . Bryant McFadden 4 1 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Michael Boulware 3 2 5 1.0- 4.0 . 1- 27 1 . . . . . Bradley Jennings 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Eric Moore 2 3 5 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Brian Ross . 5 5 . . . . . . . . . Abdual Howard 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 1 3 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Allen Augustin 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel 3 . 3 2.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . . Gennaro Jackson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Mike Shaw 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Womble 1 2 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Tony Benford . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Robert May 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Jerome Carter 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Patrick Newton 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Cornelius Collier 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Claudius Osei 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Shelton 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Rix 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jesse Stein 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Charles Howard . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Chance Gwaltney . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Alonzo Jackson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   16  Chris Rix
TB   20  Nick Maddox
FLK  26  Atrews Bell
FB   39  Chad Maeder
C    52  Antoine Mirambeau
SG   54  Milford Brown
TG   61  Montrae Holland
ST   72  Brett Williams
TT   79  Todd Williams
SE   80  Javon Walker
TE   82  Patrick Hughes
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    3  Malcolm Tatum
CB    7  Rufus Brown
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
ROV  12  Abdual Howard
FS   28  Chris Hope
MLB  44  Bradley Jennings
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
DE   48  Alonzo Jackson
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
DE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Craphonso Thorpe
 4  Cornelius Collier
 5  Adrian McPherson
 6  Greg Jones
 8  Bryant McFadden
10  Stanford Samuels
15  William McCray
21  Talman Gardner
23  Jerome Carter
24  B.J. Ward
27  Claudius Osei
30  Patrick Newton
31  Dominic Robinson
35  Eric Shelton
##  NAME
-----------------------------
37  Chance Gwaltney
40  Allen Augustin
46  Gennaro Jackson
47  Xavier Beitia
55  Eric Moore
57  Robert May
59  Charles Howard
66  Marcello Church
69  Mike Shaw
71  Brian Ross
85  Jesse Stein
89  Brian Sawyer
97  Tony Benford

MIAMI 49, FLORIDA STATE 27

10/13/2001, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 2002 FSU Media Guide, Page 150.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Ken Dorsey threw three touchdown passes and No. 2 Miami pulled away with a 28-point third quarter in a dominating 49-27 victory over the Seminoles on Saturday.

The loss ended No. 14 Florida State's 54-game home unbeaten streak as well as its 37-game winning streak at Doak Campbell Stadium dating to 1991, when the Hurricanes beat them 17-16.

"I don't care if the game was played in Alaska, it's just great to beat Florida State," Miami offensive line coach Art Kehoe said. "We'll take a victory against them anywhere we can get it."

Florida State (3-2), which played in the national title game the past three seasons, also makes its earliest exit from the title chase since 1990. The Seminoles, who had seven turnovers, last started a season with two losses in its first five games in 1995.

Now in jeopardy is Florida State's record run of 14 consecutive 10-win seasons and Top 5 finishes in the final AP media poll. The Seminoles still have games against four Top 25 teams, including No. 1 Florida.

"It's not like the program's going to collapse," Seminoles coach Bobby Bowden said. "This year is not over and we have next year. This is not a senior football team."

By extending their winning streak to 15, the Hurricanes (5-0) made their claim to regain the top spot they lost last week to the Gators. But the players will be more satisfied they were the team that knocked the Seminoles out of title picture. Last season, Florida State made it to the title game even though Miami beat the 'Noles and both teams finished with one loss.

This year, Miami was much the better team. So good, in fact, that Miami tight end Jeremey Shockey said, "If we had our 'A' game we could have scored 80 points. But we didn't."

Miami scored in a variety of ways as the defense forced freshman Chris Rix into four interceptions and two fumbles. The Hurricanes scored on a blocked punt by safety Ed Reed, a 36-yard fumble return by linebacker Jonathan Vilma and a flubbed field-goal attempt that turned into a 7-yard TD run by holder Freddie Capshaw.

Holding a 21-13 lead entering the second half, Miami struck early and late in the third period, with two TDs in 65 seconds early and two more TDs within 54 seconds late before a crowd of 83,836 - the second largest crowd at Doak Campbell.

Dorsey's third TD pass, an 18-yarder to Andre Johnson, made it 28-13, and Rix's second fumble was scooped up by Vilma, who ran untouched for a TD that put the Hurricanes ahead 35-13 with 9:56 left in the third quarter.

Rix, who was 13-of-30 for 222 yards, hit Talman Gardner on a 57-yard TD pass to cut it to 35-20.

Dorsey was 14-of-27 for 249 yards and no interceptions. Miami's Clinton Portis carried 17 times for 122 yards.

Miami went another scoring tear before the quarter ended. With Todd Sievers set to try a short field goal, the snap was bobbled and Capshaw stood up and ran it in for a TD with 5:08 left. After the first of two interceptions by Phillip Buchanan, Willis McGahee ran 8 yards for a TD that put Miami in command 49-20.

"This was a great win, not beautiful in any stretch of the imagination and we have some work to do," Miami first-year coach Larry Coker said. "To come in here and win is a great tribute to our players."

The Seminoles added a fourth-quarter score when linebacker Michael Boulware picked up another botched Miami snap on a field goal try and ran 73 yards for a TD.

"They're a better ballclub," Bowden said. "More mature. They're not missing anything. ... We had that in 1999."

Miami took a 21-0 lead just 19 minutes into the game, the first score coming when Reed blocked Chance Gwaltney's punt and Markese Fitzgerald ran 5 yards for the score 6:12 into the game.

Miami struck again 28 seconds later. Defensive end William Joseph sacked Rix, who fumbled, and linebacker Chris Campbell recovered at the Florida State 27. On the next play, Dorsey found Johnson cutting across the middle of the end zone for the TD and the 'Canes led 14-0.

In the second period, Miami moved ahead 21-0 thanks to a running, one-handed interception by Reed. Rix's pass went off the hands of Javon Walker, with Reed grabbing the ball on the run. He returned it 21 yards to the Seminoles 36.

On the next play, Dorsey hooked up with Johnson for 35 yards. After three running plays failed to gain a yard, Dorsey dropped back to pass and found Shockey all alone in the back of the end zone for a 1-yard TD pass.

Rix led the Seminoles back, with Greg Jones scoring from 6 yards out and William McCray diving over from the 1 with 5 seconds left in the half to close the gap to 21-13.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MIAMI
14
7
28
0
49
FLORIDA STATE
0
13
7
7
27

1st   0- 7  Opp, 5, punt return/blocked punt (kick), 8:48 
            Note: Punt was blocked, picked up at the 5 and run into the 
                  end zone.                                             
      0-14  Opp, 27, pass (kick), 7:16 
2nd   0-21  Opp, 1, run (kick), 11:03
      6-21  Greg Jones, 6, run (Xavier Beitia, kick failed), 6:50 
     13-21  William McCray, 1, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 0:05 
3rd  13-28  Opp, 18, pass (kick), 13:23
     13-35  Opp, 36, fumble recovery/return (kick), 12:18
     20-35  Talman Gardner, 57, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 9:56 
     20-42  Opp, 7, run (kick), 4:48 
     20-49  Opp, 8, run (kick), 3:54 
4th  27-49  Michael Boulware, 73, fumble recovery/return (Xavier Beitia, kick), 6:53 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 30 18 Rushes-yards 48-214 36-142 Passing 262 249 Att-Comp-Int 37-17-4 27-14-0 Total Yards 85-476 63-391 Punt Returns 2-8 1-18 Kickoff Returns 2-32 4-74 Interception Ret. 0-0 4-35 Fumble Returns 3-73 2-36 Punts 4-33.5 4-48.3 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 7-42 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 4-3 Penalties-Yds 11-106 15-125 3rd Down Conversions 7-14 5-13 4th Down Conversions 0-1 2-4 Time of Posession 34:47 25:13 Attendance 82,836 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Greg Jones 15- 91 Nick Maddox 8- 51 Chris Rix 18- 42 Adrian McPherson 5- 15 Eric Shelton 1- 14 William McCray 1- 1 Receiving Talman Gardner 3- 92 Nick Maddox 4- 68 Atrews Bell 5- 60 Javon Walker 3- 29 Craphonso Thorpe 1- 14 Greg Jones 1- -1 Passing Chris Rix 30-13-4-222 Adrian McPherson 7- 4-0- 40 Punt Return Dominic Robinson 2- 8 Kickoff Return Craphonso Thorpe 2- 32 Punting Chance Gwaltney 3- 134 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bradley Jennings 2 12 14 1.0- 0.0 . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Kendyll Pope 1 7 8 . . . . . . . . . Michael Boulware 1 6 7 1.0- 1.0 . . . . 1- 73 . . . Abdual Howard 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Travis Johnson . 4 4 2.0- 2.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Darnell Dockett . 4 4 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Chris Hope 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Womble 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Claudius Osei 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Jerel Hudson . 3 3 1.0- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Charles Howard . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Tatum 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Greg Jones . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . O.J. Jackson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jesse Stein . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Shelton . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Montrae Holland . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Moore . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Allen Augustin . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Patrick Newton . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   16  Chris Rix
TB   20  Nick Maddox
FLK  26  Atrews Bell
FB   39  Chad Maeder
C    52  Antoine Mirambeau
SG   54  Milford Brown
TG   61  Montrae Holland
ST   72  Brett Williams
TT   79  Todd Williams
SE   80  Javon Walker
TE   82  Patrick Hughes
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    3  Malcolm Tatum
CB    7  Rufus Brown
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
ROV  12  Abdual Howard
FS   28  Chris Hope
MLB  44  Bradley Jennings
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
DE   48  Alonzo Jackson
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
DE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Craphonso Thorpe
 5  Adrian McPherson
 6  Greg Jones
10  Stanford Samuels
15  William McCray
21  Talman Gardner
27  Claudius Osei
30  Patrick Newton
31  Dominic Robinson
35  Eric Shelton
##  NAME
-----------------------------
37  Chance Gwaltney
40  Allen Augustin
42  Jerel Hudson
47  Xavier Beitia
55  Eric Moore
59  Charles Howard
85  Jesse Stein
89  Brian Sawyer
94  O.J. Jackson
99  Travis Johnson

FLORIDA STATE 43, VIRGINIA 7

10/20/2001, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

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From the 2002 FSU Media Guide, Page 152.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The way this season has gone, Bobby Bowden didn't give reaching another career victories milestone a second thought.

"It's amazing. It doesn't mean a dang thing," Bowden said Saturday night after the No. 21 Seminoles overcame a shaky first half and beat Virginia 43-7. "The win is what means something. We won a game."

Bowden tied Pop Warner for third place on the career victories list with 319, just four behind Bear Bryant and Joe Paterno. Penn State got Paterno even by rallying late to beat Northwestern 38-35 Saturday.

For Bowden, the night was all about seeing his team play well after lopsided losses to North Carolina and No. 1 Miami, the kind of losses that raised talk that perhaps the nation was catching up to the Seminoles.

"We finally put a four-quarter ballgame together," Bowden said. "We hadn't done it all year. Tonight's the first time we finally came out and did something in the third quarter and the second half."

Leading just 10-7 at halftime, William McCray scored on a 1-yard run and Abdual Howard returned a tipped passed 80 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter to get the Seminoles (4-2, 3-1 ACC) on their way.

The interception essentially sealed the outcome, and reserves led Florida State to 17 more points in the final quarter for a 33-point half.

"I was tired," said Howard, who broke free after being grabbed from behind by Schaub. "My legs were like bricks, but I said 'I can't let the quarterback get me. My friends will never let me live it down.'"

The play was made possible, in part, by Stanford Samuels, who put the crunching hit on Ottowa Anderson that made the ball deflect to Howard.

"Last week, I felt we let the whole Seminole community down," Samuels said. "Seeing Abdual take it to the house only made my play look better."

Bowden, who received a raise to $2 million Thursday, was happy to see turnovers hurt the opponent for a change, but said that the three his team got away with in the first half left him feeling like there's work to do.

"Our biggest enemy is still ourselves," he said.

Freshman Chris Rix threw two interceptions deep in Virginia territory in the first half, giving him eight turnovers in two games. Nick Maddox also fumbled the ball away at the Seminoles' 48 on the third play.

Virginia, though, did nothing after the mistakes, and the Seminoles' defense made it easy, holding the Cavaliers in check all night long.

"I thought as the game went on, they played progressively better and we played progressively worse," Virginia coach Al Groh said.

Howard's interception was Florida State's second of the half, and both led to touchdowns. The first came when Bradley Jennings made a reaching grab of Schaub's third-down pass for Billy McMullen at the Seminoles 30.

Florida State limited Virginia to 148 yards while piling up 396 in the first three quarters, before both teams pulled their starters. The Seminoles finished with 533 yards, the Cavaliers with just 201.

"When you end up with seven points, it's hard to say we had a good night," Groh said after the Cavaliers suffered their third straight loss.

Rix finished 11-for-21 for 205 yards with one touchdown.

Bowden said he will give the position a long look this week, especially after watching Adrian McPherson throw for two scores in the final quarter.

Javon Walker caught six passes for 124 yards, including a 17-yard TD, and Greg Jones gained 107 yards on 18 carries to lead Seminoles rushers.

The Cavaliers' only points came when Schaub hit Alvin Pearman and the freshman took it 19 yards, tying it at 7 in the first quarter.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
3
16
17
43
VIRGINIA
7
0
0
0
7

1st   0- 0  Xavier Beitia, 42, field goal failed, 7:22 
      7- 0  Javon Walker, 17, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 4:13 
      7- 7  Opp, 19, pass (kick), 1:33 
2nd  10- 7  Xavier Beitia, 20, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  17- 7  William McCray, 1, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 7:06 
     20- 7  Xavier Beitia, 42, field goal, 2:07 
     26- 7  Abdual Howard, 80, interception return (Xavier Beitia, kick failed), 0:02 
4th  29- 7  Xavier Beitia, 31, field goal, 7:54 
     36- 7  Travis Smith, 7, pass from Adrian McPherson (Xavier Beitia, kick), 4:47 
     43- 7  Paul Irons, 5, pass from Adrian McPherson (Xavier Beitia, kick), 0:52 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 30 12 Rushes-yards 58-303 19- 34 Passing 230 167 Att-Comp-Int 25-14-2 39-19-3 Total Yards 83-533 58-201 Punt Returns 3-25 1-1 Kickoff Returns 1-38 7-150 Interception Ret. 3-102 2-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 2-41.5 7-43.9 Sacks By-Yds 1-14 3-7 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-2 Penalties-Yds 11-88 7-79 3rd Down Conversions 7-14 2-12 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-2 Time of Posession 38:21 21:39 Attendance 61,383 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Greg Jones 18- 107 Eric Shelton 10- 95 Nick Maddox 15- 76 Adrian McPherson 2- 13 William McCray 4- 6 Lemar Parrish 2- 6 Chris Rix 6- 2 Team 1- -2 Receiving Javon Walker 6- 124 Talman Gardner 2- 28 P.K. Sam 1- 28 Nick Maddox 1- 26 Patrick Hughes 1- 8 Travis Smith 1- 7 Paul Irons 1- 5 Atrews Bell 1- 4 Passing Chris Rix 21-11-2-205 Adrian McPherson 4- 3-0- 25 Punt Return Dominic Robinson 2- 23 Anthony Bredwood 1- 2 Kickoff Return Craphonso Thorpe 1- 38 Punting Chance Gwaltney 2- 83 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bradley Jennings 6 1 7 . . 1- 6 2 . . . . . Michael Boulware 4 3 7 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Tatum 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Kendyll Pope 1 2 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Abdual Howard 1 1 2 . . 1- 80 1 . . . . . Charles Howard 2 . 2 1.0- 14.0 1.0- 14.0 . . . . . . . Willie Jones 2 . 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Leroy Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Gennaro Jackson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel 1 . 1 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Jerel Hudson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jerome Carter 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Moore 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tony Benford . 1 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . O.J. Jackson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall . 1 1 . . 1- 16 1 . . . . . Allen Augustin . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   16  Chris Rix
TB   20  Nick Maddox
FLK  26  Atrews Bell
FB   39  Chad Maeder
C    52  Antoine Mirambeau
SG   54  Milford Brown
TG   61  Montrae Holland
ST   72  Brett Williams
TT   79  Todd Williams
SE   80  Javon Walker
TE   82  Patrick Hughes
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    3  Malcolm Tatum
CB    7  Rufus Brown
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
ROV  12  Abdual Howard
FS   28  Chris Hope
MLB  44  Bradley Jennings
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
DE   48  Alonzo Jackson
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
DE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Craphonso Thorpe
 5  Adrian McPherson
 6  Greg Jones
 8  Bryant McFadden
10  Stanford Samuels
13  Willie Jones
15  William McCray
21  Talman Gardner
22  Anthony Bredwood
23  Jerome Carter
31  Dominic Robinson
32  Leroy Smith
33  Lemar Parrish
35  Eric Shelton
37  Chance Gwaltney
##  NAME
-----------------------------
38  Paul Irons
40  Allen Augustin
41  Kyler Hall
42  Jerel Hudson
46  Gennaro Jackson
47  Xavier Beitia
55  Eric Moore
59  Charles Howard
81  P.K. Sam
84  Travis Smith
85  Jesse Stein
89  Brian Sawyer
94  O.J. Jackson
97  Tony Benford

FLORIDA STATE 52, MARYLAND 31

10/27/2001, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 2002 FSU Media Guide, Page 154.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A little ice and some pain reliever was all Florida State's Chris Rix needed Saturday to take care of Maryland's perfect season.

Rix, dazed after a first quarter hit by Maryland's E.J. Henderson, was on the bench as his Seminoles fell behind the 10th-ranked Terrapins 14-0. But he wasn't going to let a little headache keep him out of an Atlantic Coast Conference slugfest that featured three ties and three lead changes.

"They put some ice on my neck and gave me some Advil," said Rix, who threw five touchdown passes to lead No. 19 Florida State to a 52-31 victory that put the Seminoles right back in the middle of the ACC title hunt. "The pain is gone now, but I know I'll feel it tomorrow."

Rix threw two touchdown passes to Talman Gardner late in the second quarter to help the Seminoles claim a 21-17 halftime lead and then threw three more touchdown passes in the fourth quarter.

"Hopefully I gave people some reasons to believe in me," Rix said.

The Seminoles (5-2, 4-1 ACC) are 74-3 in the league since joining in 1992 and a perfect 39-0 at home. They are 12-0 against Maryland, including 10 victories in ACC play.

The Seminoles can claim at least share of their 10th straight league championship if they win their remaining three conference games. Maryland (7-1, 5-1) and North Carolina, which didn't play Saturday, also have one league loss.

"We're not out of this by any stretch of the imagination," Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen said. "We have to beat Clemson and we have to beat N.C. State and there could be a two-way or a three-way tie."

Maryland tied it at 31 with 1:53 left in the third quarter on quarterback Shaun Hill's 1-yard sneak, but the Terps were no match for the younger, explosive Seminoles in the final quarter.

"With 11 minutes to go, I really think it's anybody's ballgame," Friedgen said. "They made plays when they had to make them."

Rix teamed with Gardner, who finished with six catches for 140 yards and three scores, Javon Walker and Atrews Bell for the decisive fourth-quarter touchdowns.

"You get close to a real good team and you want to win so bad it hurts," Friedgen said. "When you don't get it done, it's really irritating. We played hard, we just didn't play smart. That's the story of the game."

Florida State scored its points in bunches, getting 21 second-quarter points in less than 3 minutes and putting up 21 more in just over 5 minutes in the final period.

A redshirt freshman who was under scrutiny by Florida State coaches after a rash of interceptions in recent games, Rix completed 15 of 24 passes for 350 yards as he brought the Seminoles back.

Maryland, plagued later in the game with four turnovers, took its early lead on a 65-yard touchdown run by 261-pound fullback James Lynch and a 1-yard run by Marc Riley.

But then Rix started throwing darts to his wideouts, combining twice for touchdowns with Gardner on plays covering 16 and 9 yards around Michael Boulware's 23-yard interception return that catapulted the Seminoles into a 21-14 advantage in a span of just 2 minutes and 57 seconds.

It was Boulware's second touchdown this season with a turnover.

Rix, who was out of the game briefly while doctors made sure he wasn't seriously hurt, re-entered the game midway through the second quarter and completed six straight passes for 123 yards on two scoring drives.

Adrian McPherson, who coaches wanted to get more playing time, was ineffective running the team during Rix's absence.

Maryland's Bruce Perry, the ACC's leading rusher, picked up 67 yards and has 1,016 on the season.

"Without the turnovers I think we'd be fighting for our life on that last possession," Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said.

Bowden recorded his 320th career coaching victory, moving ahead of Pop Warner on the career list. Bowden is now third, four behind all-time leader Joe Paterno of Penn State and three behind runner-up Bear Bryant.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MARYLAND
7
10
14
0
31
FLORIDA STATE
0
21
10
21
52

1st   0- 7  Opp, 65, run (kick), 1:42 
2nd   0-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 6:16 
      7-14  Talman Gardner, 16, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 4:45 
     14-14  Michael Boulware, 23, interception return (Xavier Beitia, kick), 4:32 
     21-14  Talman Gardner, 9, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 1:48 
     21-17  Opp, 51, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  21-24  Opp, 8, run (kick), 11:08
     24-24  Xavier Beitia, 31, field goal, 8:51 
     31-24  Greg Jones, 5, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 6:50 
     31-31  Opp, 1, run (kick), 1:53 
4th  38-31  Talman Gardner, 28, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 12:28
     45-31  Javon Walker, 22, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 11:17
     52-31  Atrews Bell, 31, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 6:58 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 20 Rushes-yards 39-134 38-214 Passing 363 214 Att-Comp-Int 27-16-1 37-21-2 Total Yards 66-497 75-428 Punt Returns 3-47 0-0 Kickoff Returns 3-69 6-79 Interception Ret. 2-23 1-9 Fumble Returns 2-3 0-0 Punts 4-34.0 6-47.3 Sacks By-Yds 1-3 3-24 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 4-2 Penalties-Yds 7-60 9-77 3rd Down Conversions 6-14 9-16 4th Down Conversions 0-2 1-1 Time of Posession 28:33 31:27 Attendance 82,565 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Nick Maddox 12- 51 Greg Jones 12- 39 Chris Rix 6- 34 William McCray 6- 18 Craphonso Thorpe 1- 5 Adrian McPherson 2- -13 Receiving Talman Gardner 6- 140 Atrews Bell 4- 104 Craphonso Thorpe 1- 51 Javon Walker 2- 48 Carver Donaldson 2- 14 P.K. Sam 1- 6 Passing Chris Rix 24-15-1-350 Adrian McPherson 2- 1-0- 13 Chance Gwaltney 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Dominic Robinson 3- 47 Kickoff Return Craphonso Thorpe 2- 53 P.K. Sam 1- 16 Punting Chance Gwaltney 4- 136 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bradley Jennings 6 8 14 1.0- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Kendyll Pope 3 7 10 . . . . . . . . . Michael Boulware 5 4 9 . . 1- 23 1 . . . . . Abdual Howard 2 5 7 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Womble 2 3 5 0.5- 1.5 0.5- 1.5 . . . . 1 . . Chris Hope 2 3 5 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Malcolm Tatum 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 2 2 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . 1- 3 . . . Stanford Samuels 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Alonzo Jackson 1 2 3 0.5- 1.5 0.5- 1.5 . 1 . . . . . B.J. Ward 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jared Hetzel 1 1 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Marcello Church 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Charles Howard . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett 1 . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . Josh Charles . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   16  Chris Rix
TB   20  Nick Maddox
FLK  26  Atrews Bell
FB   39  Chad Maeder
C    52  Antoine Mirambeau
SG   54  Milford Brown
TG   61  Montrae Holland
ST   72  Brett Williams
TT   79  Todd Williams
SE   80  Javon Walker
TE   82  Patrick Hughes
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    3  Malcolm Tatum
CB    7  Rufus Brown
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
ROV  12  Abdual Howard
FS   28  Chris Hope
MLB  44  Bradley Jennings
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
DE   48  Alonzo Jackson
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
DE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Craphonso Thorpe
 5  Adrian McPherson
 6  Greg Jones
10  Stanford Samuels
13  Jared Hetzel
15  William McCray
21  Talman Gardner
24  B.J. Ward
31  Dominic Robinson
##  NAME
-----------------------------
37  Chance Gwaltney
47  Xavier Beitia
59  Charles Howard
66  Marcello Church
81  P.K. Sam
85  Jesse Stein
88  Carver Donaldson
89  Brian Sawyer
92  Josh Charles

FLORIDA STATE 41, CLEMSON 27

11/03/2001, CLEMSON, SC

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From the 2002 FSU Media Guide, Page 156.

CLEMSON, SC - Bobby Bowden sounded more like a hurting father than a thrilled Florida State coach after his Seminoles blew out son Tommy's Clemson Tigers 41-27 in front of 85,000 agitated fans at Death Valley.

"Today, I felt like both of us had to have it. Tommy needed momentum. We did, too," Bobby said. "But it didn't feel real good."

"A lot of guys I used to coach with," he added, pausing between phrases. "Raised even some of them on the other team. Takes a little of the luster out of it."

Chris Rix threw four touchdown passes as the 14th-ranked Seminoles (6-2, 5-1 ACC) beat Clemson for the 10th straight time and stayed alive for their 10th consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference title.

It also move Bobby to 3-0 against his son.

"It's wearing on him?" Tommy said. "He won all three times, how about it wearing on me?"

There was little of the ballyhoo of 1999, the first time in major college history that father faced son here in Death Valley. Tommy's Tigers kept that one competitive before falling 17-14 to the top-ranked Seminoles. But it was a parental whipping last year in Tallahassee with Florida State on top 54-7.

The Seminoles picked up this one against the Tigers (5-3, 3-3) where they left off a year ago.

Rix hit Javon Walker with a 47-yard touchdown run to make it 10-0 in the opening quarter. After Woodrow Dantzler ran for a 2-yard score, Rix connected with Talman Gardner for a 28-yard touchdown pass on the next drive.

Two series later, Walker caught a 31-yard pass that increased Florida State's lead to 27-7.

Rix, a freshman, outshined his senior Clemson counterpart in Dantzler. Rix continually lofted balls over Clemson's defensive backs, who always seemed two or three steps behind.

When Clemson cornerback Brian Mance tipped the ball away from Walker on one pass in the third quarter, the fans gave a long, sarcastic cheer.

Rix was 19-of-30 for 369 yards and two interceptions.

Dantzler had 336 total yards and two touchdowns, but was ineffective at moving the Tigers.

Rix, shaky in losses to North Carolina and Miami this season, has been rock solid the past three weeks. He's accounted for 964 yards passing and 10 TDs in Florida State's three victories over Virginia, Maryland and the Tigers.

"I'm a quarterback, I live to throw," Rix said. "They tried to gamble with their safeties up and force us into making our young quarterback panic, but our receivers ran great routes and made plays."

On a sunny day when Clemson honored its 1981 national championship team, Florida State showed the Tigers how far they still have to go if they want a return to glory.

Walker had six catches for 162 yards. Gardner had six receptions for 115 yards. Jones rushed for 160 yards.

Papa Bowden got career win 321 to stay four behind Penn State's Joe Paterno on the career major-college list.

This game changed for good when Clemson's fake punt - a Bowden family specialty - for a 61-yard touchdown was called back for illegal procedure.

Bernard Rambert took the direct snap as punter Wynn Kopp faked the ball sailing over his head. Rambert was barely touched going the distance as Tommy's mom, Ann, was tickled in the stands with the successful trick.

But the Death Valley crowd turned sour when the points came off the scoreboard. Replays appeared to show the Tigers had only six players on the line of scrimmage, one less than required.

Tommy Bowden said he knew they were a man short, but thought they had gotten away with it when Rambert scored.

Dominic Robinson, back to return the punt for Florida State, noticed Clemson was without a defender along his right and knew a penalty would be called. "I took a deep breath because that was huge," Robinson said. "The momentum went to us."

Instead of Rambert's run cutting the lead to 17-14, Florida State drove 63 yards for Xavier Beitia's 39-yard field goal and followed that with Rix and Walker's second touchdown play.

When told his wife's reaction, Bobby smiled. "She likes trick plays," he said. "She usually likes them when we get them."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
10
17
7
7
41
CLEMSON
0
10
7
10
27

1st   0- 0  Opp, 35, field goal failed, 8:13 
      3- 0  Xavier Beitia, 31, field goal, 3:49 
     10- 0  Javon Walker, 47, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 2:07 
2nd  10- 7  Opp, 2, run (kick), 11:29
     17- 7  Talman Gardner, 28, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 9:10 
     20- 7  Xavier Beitia, 39, field goal, 4:14 
     27- 7  Javon Walker, 31, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 2:09 
     27-10  Opp, 22, field goal, 0:02 
3rd  34-10  Talman Gardner, 4, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 9:58 
     34-17  Opp, 7, run (kick), 1:54 
4th  34-20  Opp, 32, field goal, 8:48 
     41-20  Greg Jones, 51, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 7:17 
     41-27  Opp, 1, run (kick), 3:43 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 26 Rushes-yards 35-188 45-186 Passing 369 277 Att-Comp-Int 30-19-2 41-22-1 Total Yards 65-557 86-463 Punt Returns 2-13 1-11 Kickoff Returns 3-96 7-124 Interception Ret. 1-0 2-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 3-34.3 5-41.4 Sacks By-Yds 4-27 2-18 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yds 4-30 8-51 3rd Down Conversions 5-11 5-17 4th Down Conversions 0-0 3-4 Time of Posession 27:04 32:56 Attendance 85,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Greg Jones 17- 160 Chris Rix 7- 47 Eric Shelton 2- 4 Team 3- -6 Nick Maddox 6- -17 Receiving Javon Walker 6- 162 Talman Gardner 6- 115 Atrews Bell 4- 44 Craphonso Thorpe 1- 38 P.K. Sam 1- 7 Nick Maddox 1- 3 Passing Chris Rix 30-19-2-369 Punt Return Dominic Robinson 2- 13 Kickoff Return Craphonso Thorpe 2- 69 P.K. Sam 1- 27 Punting Chance Gwaltney 3- 103 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bradley Jennings 10 5 15 . . . 2 . . . . . Kendyll Pope 1 12 13 . . . . . . . . . Abdual Howard 12 1 13 . . . 1 . . . . . Chris Hope 8 4 12 . . . . . . . . . Michael Boulware 6 4 10 . . . 1 . . . . . Malcolm Tatum 4 2 6 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel 4 2 6 2.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden 4 1 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Alonzo Jackson 3 2 5 2.0- 14.0 2.0- 14.0 . 1 . . . . . Stanford Samuels 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Jared Hetzel 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Jerel Hudson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Womble 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett 2 . 2 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . 1 . . Gennaro Jackson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Tony Benford 2 . 2 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Travis Johnson 1 1 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Claudius Osei 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Allen Augustin . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Brandon Myers . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Moore 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Charles Howard . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Josh Charles 1 . 1 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Jesse Stein 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB   16  Chris Rix
TB   20  Nick Maddox
FLK  26  Atrews Bell
FB   39  Chad Maeder
C    52  Antoine Mirambeau
SG   54  Milford Brown
TG   61  Montrae Holland
ST   72  Brett Williams
TT   79  Todd Williams
SE   80  Javon Walker
TE   82  Patrick Hughes
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    3  Malcolm Tatum
CB    7  Rufus Brown
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
ROV  12  Abdual Howard
FS   28  Chris Hope
MLB  44  Bradley Jennings
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
DE   48  Alonzo Jackson
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
DE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Craphonso Thorpe
 6  Greg Jones
 8  Bryant McFadden
10  Stanford Samuels
13  Jared Hetzel
15  William McCray
21  Talman Gardner
27  Claudius Osei
31  Dominic Robinson
32  Leroy Smith
35  Eric Shelton
37  Chance Gwaltney
40  Allen Augustin
41  Kyler Hall
42  Jerel Hudson
46  Gennaro Jackson
47  Xavier Beitia
49  Brandon Myers
##  NAME
-----------------------------
51  Ronald Boldin
55  Eric Moore
59  Charles Howard
66  Marcello Church
67  Josh Baggs
69  Mike Shaw
70  Alex Barron
73  Bobby Meeks
77  Ray Willis
81  P.K. Sam
84  Travis Smith
85  Jesse Stein
88  Carver Donaldson
89  Brian Sawyer
92  Josh Charles
94  O.J. Jackson
97  Tony Benford
99  Travis Johnson

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 34, FLORIDA STATE 28

11/10/2001, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 2002 FSU Media Guide, Page 158.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Homecoming at Florida State was just like Chuck Amato remembered. A full stadium and a win.

"There is no way you can fathom something like this," Amato said after his North Carolina State squad upset 10th-ranked Florida State 34-28 Saturday, ending the Seminoles' 39-0 run at home against Atlantic Coast Conference competition.

"We talked about David and Goliath and all that stuff and being believers and doing the things nobody thought we could do."

And Amato did it in his first visit back since spending 18 years as a Florida State assistant, ending Bobby Bowden's perfect 25-0 homecoming record and possibly the Seminoles' nine-year ACC title reign.

"I'm still undefeated in homecoming games here in this stadium," the raspy-voiced Amato said.

Florida State (6-3, 5-2) went into the game tied for the ACC lead with Maryland, which played Saturday night against Clemson.

Aside from a brief time in first quarter, the Wolfpack (6-3, 4-3) dominated the game. They accumulated 463 yards of total offense and 26 first downs while holding the ball for 34:58, keeping Florida State's explosive offense on the sideline.

"Chuck knew us like a book and knew how to take advantage of us," Bowden said. "He knew how to confuse us. They had us so off balance."

Ray Robinson ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns, including a decisive fourth-quarter scoring run when he spun out of the grasp of Florida State middle linebacker Bradley Jennings and raced 24 yards to the end zone to give the Wolfpack a 31-21 lead with 11:37 left.

Chris Rix, who had already thrown three touchdown passes, ran for another on a 3-yard dive with 10:05 to pull the Seminoles to 31-28, but North Carolina State then used nearly 8 minutes on a 17-play drive that ended with Adam Kiker's 32-yard field goal with 2:11 left, forcing the Seminoles to score a touchdown.

"We didn't try to do too much, we didn't get in a hurry," said Wolfpack quarterback Philip Rivers, who completed 26 of 33 passes for 245 yards. "You've got to have patience. That's our offense."

The game ended with Florida State at the Wolfpack 14 and quarterback Chris Rix throwing into the end zone twice, but the Wolfpack's Brian Williams tipped the ball away from Florida State's Talman Gardner in the corner of the end zone on the final play.

"All we needed was one of them and we win," Bowden said. "They made one more catch than we did. We had a chance."

Rix drove Florida State from its own 22 in the final 2:04, but there were no miracles.

"We just didn't score," said Florida State's Javon Walker, who caught eight passes for 121 yards and a touchdown. "Not much more you can say than that."

The Wolfpack also became the first team to beat Florida State twice in ACC games. The Seminoles are 75-4 since joining the league. Their other losses were to Virginia in 1995 and North Carolina earlier this season.

"I cried," Amato said. "Coach Bowden said, 'Chuck, you're supposed to be happy.' I said, 'When I'm happy I cry.'"

North Carolina State had control of the game early, rolling up 314 yards in the first half and scoring 17 straight points to take a 24-14 halftime lead.

Florida State led 14-7 after the first quarter on Rix's 33-yard scoring pass to Gardner and 63-yarder to Walker. Gardner also caught a 22-yard touchdown pass - his 11th of the season - in the third quarter.

The Wolfpack scored first when Cotra Jackson's fumble was recovered by teammate Derek Green. The 17 straight points in the second quarter came on Jerricho Cotchery's 12-yard run, Robinson's 3-yarder and Kiker's 25-yard field goal with 12 seconds left in the half.

Rix, Florida State's redshirt freshman, completed 20 of 35 passes for 302 yards and three touchdowns, but continued to suffer turnovers - losing a fumble and throwing his 12th interception.

"We have to learn from the mistakes we made," Rix said. "Give credit to Chuck Amato and NC State. They outplayed us."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
7
17
0
10
34
FLORIDA STATE
14
0
7
7
28

1st   0- 7  Opp, 0, fumble recovery/return (kick), 12:50
            Note: NCS runningback fumbled and a lineman recovered the   
                  ball in the end zone.                                 
      7- 7  Talman Gardner, 33, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 9:26 
     14- 7  Javon Walker, 63, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 0:59 
2nd  14-14  Opp, 12, run (kick), 14:14
     14-21  Opp, 3, run (kick), 9:04 
     14-24  Opp, 25, field goal, 0:12 
3rd  21-24  Talman Gardner, 22, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 7:31 
4th  21-31  Opp, 24, run (kick), 11:37
     28-31  Chris Rix, 3, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 10:05
     28-34  Opp, 32, field goal, 2:11 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 26 Rushes-yards 28-132 38-187 Passing 302 276 Att-Comp-Int 35-20-1 35-27-1 Total Yards 63-434 73-463 Punt Returns 1-31 1-23 Kickoff Returns 6-119 4-69 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-22 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 3-39.3 3-41.0 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 1-4 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0 Penalties-Yds 6-47 7-62 3rd Down Conversions 6-10 7-14 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 25:02 34:58 Attendance 82,425 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Greg Jones 12- 70 Chris Rix 11- 52 Nick Maddox 1- 4 Eric Shelton 3- 3 Chad Maeder 1- 3 Receiving Javon Walker 8- 121 Talman Gardner 4- 76 Nick Maddox 4- 42 P.K. Sam 2- 41 Craphonso Thorpe 1- 17 B.J. Ward 1- 5 Passing Chris Rix 35-20-1-302 Punt Return Dominic Robinson 1- 31 Kickoff Return Craphonso Thorpe 6- 119 Punting Chance Gwaltney 3- 118 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bradley Jennings 10 4 14 2.0- 3.0 . . 1 . . . . . Abdual Howard 3 7 10 . . . . . . . . . Chris Hope 4 5 9 . . . 1 . . 1 . . Michael Boulware 1 6 7 . . . 1 . . . . . Kendyll Pope 2 4 6 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Jerel Hudson 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Tatum 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 1 2 3 . . . . . . 1 . . Darnell Dockett 1 2 3 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Jeff Womble . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Claudius Osei 1 1 2 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Travis Johnson . 2 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Josh Charles . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Charles Howard . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Alonzo Jackson . 2 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Tony Benford 1 . 1 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Nick Maddox . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . O.J. Jackson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jared Hetzel . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Moore . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . P.J. Selvidio . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Gennaro Jackson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Allen Augustin . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Leroy Smith . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Rufus Brown . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   16  Chris Rix
TB   20  Nick Maddox
FLK  26  Atrews Bell
FB   39  Chad Maeder
C    52  Antoine Mirambeau
SG   54  Milford Brown
TG   61  Montrae Holland
TT   77  Ray Willis
ST   79  Todd Williams
SE   80  Javon Walker
TE   88  Carver Donaldson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RC    7  Rufus Brown
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
LC   10  Stanford Samuels
RV   12  Abdual Howard
FS   28  Chris Hope
MLB  44  Bradley Jennings
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
RE   48  Alonzo Jackson
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
LE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Craphonso Thorpe
 3  Malcolm Tatum
 6  Greg Jones
 8  Bryant McFadden
13  Jared Hetzel
21  Talman Gardner
24  B.J. Ward
27  Claudius Osei
29  P.J. Selvidio
31  Dominic Robinson
32  Leroy Smith
35  Eric Shelton
37  Chance Gwaltney
40  Allen Augustin
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Kyler Hall
42  Jerel Hudson
46  Gennaro Jackson
47  Xavier Beitia
55  Eric Moore
59  Charles Howard
66  Marcello Church
81  P.K. Sam
86  Joey Kaleikini
89  Brian Sawyer
92  Josh Charles
94  O.J. Jackson
97  Tony Benford
99  Travis Johnson

FLORIDA 37, FLORIDA STATE 13

11/17/2001, GAINESVILLE, FL

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From the 2002 FSU Media Guide, Page 160.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Rex Grossman threw two touchdown passes, Florida's defense made two key stops and the fourth-ranked Gators made Florida State look just like the rest of their overmatched opponents with a 37-13 victory Saturday night.

The Gators (9-1) weren't perfect, but they were good enough to validate the fears of Bobby Bowden, who figured the 21st-ranked Seminoles would need a miracle to win in this, a game in which they were an unheard-of 15-point underdog.

Grossman threw for 290 yards, and the Gators held Florida State on two straight drives inside their 10 to beat the Seminoles (6-4) for the first time since 1997.

The victory kept the Gators well in the national-title picture - although that loss to Auburn last month could still prove their undoing - and may have been convincing enough to knock Florida State out of The Associated Press for the first time since early in the 1989 season.

That wasn't the only bad news for the Seminoles. About the time their game ended, Maryland wrapped up a 23-19 victory over North Carolina State to win the Atlantic Coast Conference title - marking the first time the Seminoles haven't won it since joining the conference in 1992.

FSU's loss - its worst since falling 52-20 to the Gators in the 1997 Sugar Bowl with the national title on the line - was essentially sealed in the third quarter when the Seminoles, trailing 20-3, managed just three points off two turnovers that each resulted in trips inside Florida's 10.

On the first, Bowden called a trick play on fourth-and-1, but nobody was fooled when quarterback Chris Rix handed off to Nick Maddox, then ran a pass pattern of his own. Maddox lobbed it back across the field to Rix, but he was smothered for a 1-yard loss.

On the very next play, Grossman threw his only interception and FSU regained possession at the Gators 11. But three plays produced 5 yards and the Seminoles got a 23-yard field goal from Xavier Beitia.

The Gators answered with an 11-play, 85-yard touchdown drive in which they made 20 yards on a fourth-and-3 from the Florida State 40, then got a 19-yard end around from Reche Caldwell to set up Grossman's 1-yard touchdown run.

Rix came back with his only touchdown drive of the night, but a few minutes later, Grossman hit Jabar Gaffney for a 28-yard score, set up by Chance Gwaltney shanked a 19-yard punt.

The only issue after that was whether Steve Spurrier would run it up, as many Seminoles feared this week.

Spurrier surprisingly passed on his best chance to rub it in, opting for Jeff Chandler's 18-yard field goal with 2:32 remaining.

Florida's defensive backs dropped no fewer than four of Rix's passes that hit them square in the hands, and the Gators settled for field goals twice in the second quarter after receivers dropped catchable passes in the end zone.

Florida defensive end Alex Brown had a sack and joined 15 other seniors in celebrating his first victory over the Seminoles in four long years.

Rix, a freshman, threw for 229 yards. He was improved over the six-turnover debacle he suffered through against Miami, but it wasn't nearly enough against the nation's fifth-ranked scoring defense.

Florida played most of the second half without leading rusher Earnest Graham, who left on crutches with a twisted right knee. He'll have two weeks to heal before the Gators play No. 6 Tennessee in the rescheduled game that will decide the SEC East title.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
3
3
7
13
FLORIDA
7
13
7
10
37

1st   0- 7  Opp, 2, run (kick), 6:33 
2nd   0-14  Opp, 6, pass (kick), 14:46
      0-17  Opp, 36, field goal, 7:42 
      0-20  Opp, 38, field goal, 1:04 
      3-20  Xavier Beitia, 39, field goal, 0:00 
3rd   6-20  Xavier Beitia, 23, field goal, 6:23 
      6-27  Opp, 1, run (kick), 0:55 
4th  13-27  P.K. Sam, 5, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 12:59
     13-34  Opp, 28, pass (kick), 8:15 
     13-37  Opp, 18, field goal, 2:32 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 24 Rushes-yards 21- 40 30-123 Passing 228 330 Att-Comp-Int 40-27-1 43-28-1 Total Yards 61-268 73-453 Punt Returns 1-0 3-30 Kickoff Returns 5-59 3-63 Interception Ret. 1-2 1-25 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 8-35.1 3-29.3 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 1-10 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 5-33 5-50 3rd Down Conversions 4-14 6-13 4th Down Conversions 0-1 1-1 Time of Posession 28:25 31:35 Attendance 85,732 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Chris Rix 7- 18 Nick Maddox 5- 11 Eric Shelton 3- 6 Greg Jones 6- 5 Receiving Javon Walker 5- 67 Craphonso Thorpe 1- 45 Nick Maddox 8- 36 Talman Gardner 2- 23 Joey Kaleikini 3- 20 Atrews Bell 3- 18 B.J. Ward 2- 10 P.K. Sam 1- 5 Greg Jones 1- 5 Chris Rix 1- -1 Passing Chris Rix 39-26-1-229 Nick Maddox 1- 1-0- -1 Punt Return Dominic Robinson 1- 0 Kickoff Return Jerel Hudson 2- 25 Craphonso Thorpe 2- 23 P.K. Sam 1- 11 Punting Chance Gwaltney 8- 281 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bradley Jennings 7 1 8 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Kendyll Pope 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Abdual Howard 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Michael Boulware 4 1 5 1.0- 6.0 . 1- 2 1 . . . . . Claudius Osei 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Chris Hope 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . 1 . . Darnell Dockett 3 . 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Charles Howard 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 2 . 2 . . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Eric Shelton 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Womble 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jared Hetzel 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Tatum 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Alonzo Jackson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Moore 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Montrae Holland 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mike Shaw 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Patrick Newton . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   16  Chris Rix
TB   20  Nick Maddox
FLK  26  Atrews Bell
FB   39  Chad Maeder
C    52  Antoine Mirambeau
SG   54  Milford Brown
TG   61  Montrae Holland
TT   77  Ray Willis
ST   79  Todd Williams
SE   80  Javon Walker
TE   88  Carver Donaldson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
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RC    7  Rufus Brown
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
LC   10  Stanford Samuels
RV   12  Abdual Howard
FS   28  Chris Hope
MLB  44  Bradley Jennings
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
RE   48  Alonzo Jackson
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
LE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Craphonso Thorpe
 3  Malcolm Tatum
 5  Adrian McPherson
 6  Greg Jones
 8  Bryant McFadden
13  Jared Hetzel
21  Talman Gardner
22  Anthony Bredwood
24  B.J. Ward
27  Claudius Osei
30  Patrick Newton
31  Dominic Robinson
32  Leroy Smith
35  Eric Shelton
37  Chance Gwaltney
38  Paul Irons
40  Allen Augustin
41  Kyler Hall
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  Jerel Hudson
46  Gennaro Jackson
47  Xavier Beitia
49  Brandon Myers
55  Eric Moore
59  Charles Howard
66  Marcello Church
69  Mike Shaw
81  P.K. Sam
82  Patrick Hughes
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
89  Brian Sawyer
92  Josh Charles
94  O.J. Jackson
97  Tony Benford
99  Travis Johnson

FLORIDA STATE 28, GEORGIA TECH 17

12/01/2001, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the 2002 FSU Media Guide, Page 162.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Chris Rix threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as Florida State ended its first two-game losing streak since 1991, beating Georgia Tech 28-17 Saturday.

Greg Jones rushed for 101 yards to help Florida State rally from a 10-7 halftime deficit.

Rix, wrapping up his freshman season, hit P.K. Sam on a 10-yard TD, teamed with Javon Walker on a 47-yard scoring play and added an 8-yard touchdown run.

The Seminoles (7-4, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) play Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day. They remained unbeaten against Tech in 10 games since joining the ACC.

Joe Burns scored both Georgia Tech touchdowns on 1-yard runs, his first giving the Yellow Jackets (7-5, 4-4) the halftime lead. Luke Manget added a 23-yard field goal.

Florida State came back with 21 straight points, building a 28-10 lead on William McCray's 2-yard TD run with 11:18 left in the game.

Burns, whose long run on a 60-yard pass play set up the go-ahead touchdown, was held to 39 yards on 20 carries. He finished the season with 1,165 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Georgia Tech pulled within 28-17 with 7:26 left on Burns' second touchdown, but any chances for victory ended when Florida State's Chris Hope intercepted George Godsey in the end zone with 4:17 left.

Godsey completed 25 of 39 passes for 275 yards, but didn't throw a touchdown pass for the first time since the season opener.

Rix, the ACC Rookie of the Year, completed 13 of 24 passes for 219 yards and ran for 60 more on 15 carries, finishing his first year with a league-record 3,123 yards total offense.

Jones, a 247-pound sophomore tailback, gained 95 yards in the second half as Florida State's sluggish offense came to life.

Rix's 8-yard scoring run six minutes into the second half gave Florida State a 14-10 lead and he led Walker on a 47-yard scoring pass to push the Seminoles into a 21-10 advantage with 4:45 left in the third quarter. Rix's TD throw to Walker came two plays after a long touchdown pass to Craphanso Thorpe was nullified by a holding penalty.

Florida State was without senior middle linebacker Bradley Jennings, the team's leading tackler, who missed the game with a cartilage tear in his right knee. But sophomore tackle Darnell Dockett was in Godsey's path most of the game, creating havoc in the Jackets' backfield.

Dockett, labeled a dirty player two weeks ago by Florida coach Steve Spurrier, had five tackles for losses to match a 34-year-old single-game school record and finished the year with a single-season best 22.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
GEORGIA TECH
0
10
0
7
17
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
14
7
28

2nd   0- 3  Opp, 23, field goal, 9:35 
      7- 3  P.K. Sam, 10, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 4:54 
      7-10  Opp, 1, run (kick), 2:48 
3rd  14-10  Chris Rix, 8, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 9:06 
     21-10  Javon Walker, 47, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 4:45 
4th  28-10  William McCray, 2, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 11:18
     28-17  Opp, 1, run (kick), 7:26 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 18 Rushes-yards 46-168 29- 51 Passing 248 275 Att-Comp-Int 25-14-0 39-25-1 Total Yards 71-416 68-326 Punt Returns 3-19 4-24 Kickoff Returns 2-33 5-104 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 7-42.3 7-42.0 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 2-20 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 7-43 6-64 3rd Down Conversions 8-15 9-17 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 32:51 27:09 Attendance 82,269 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Greg Jones 23- 101 Chris Rix 14- 60 William McCray 5- 4 Nick Maddox 3- 3 Team 1- 0 Receiving Atrews Bell 2- 69 Javon Walker 2- 65 P.K. Sam 3- 58 Nick Maddox 2- 23 Craphonso Thorpe 3- 15 Carver Donaldson 1- 12 William McCray 1- 6 Passing Chris Rix 24-13-0-219 Adrian McPherson 1- 1-0- 29 Punt Return Dominic Robinson 3- 19 Kickoff Return Craphonso Thorpe 2- 33 Punting Chance Gwaltney 7- 296 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jerel Hudson 4 8 12 2.0- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Kendyll Pope 3 7 10 1.0- 4.0 . . 1 . . . . . Abdual Howard 2 5 7 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett 4 2 6 5.0- 18.0 . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Michael Boulware . 6 6 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 5 . 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Chris Hope . 4 4 1.0- 1.0 . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Jeff Womble . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Tatum 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Jared Hetzel 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Allen Augustin . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Alonzo Jackson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Brian Sawyer 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Josh Charles 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Claudius Osei 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Charles Howard . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Gennaro Jackson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Patrick Newton . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   16  Chris Rix
TB   20  Nick Maddox
FLK  26  Atrews Bell
FB   39  Chad Maeder
C    52  Antoine Mirambeau
SG   54  Milford Brown
TG   61  Montrae Holland
TT   77  Ray Willis
ST   79  Todd Williams
SE   80  Javon Walker
TE   88  Carver Donaldson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RC    7  Rufus Brown
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
LC   10  Stanford Samuels
RV   12  Abdual Howard
FS   28  Chris Hope
MLB  44  Bradley Jennings
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
RE   48  Alonzo Jackson
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
LE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Craphonso Thorpe
 3  Malcolm Tatum
 5  Adrian McPherson
 6  Greg Jones
13  Jared Hetzel
15  William McCray
27  Claudius Osei
30  Patrick Newton
31  Dominic Robinson
37  Chance Gwaltney
40  Allen Augustin
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Kyler Hall
42  Jerel Hudson
46  Gennaro Jackson
47  Xavier Beitia
59  Charles Howard
66  Marcello Church
81  P.K. Sam
86  Joey Kaleikini
89  Brian Sawyer
92  Josh Charles

FLORIDA STATE 30, VIRGINIA TECH 17

01/01/2002, Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fl

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From the 2002 FSU Media Guide, Page 164.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Chris Rix raced onto the field as the players filed off at the end of the Gator Bowl, looking for the man whose faith had helped him weather a difficult season at quarterback.

When he got to coach Bobby Bowden, the two embraced.

"I gave him a hug and said, 'That was for you,'" the freshman said Tuesday after leading the No. 24 Seminoles to a 30-17 victory against No. 15 Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl. "We told each other we loved each other. It was very important to get that win for him. He deserves it."

The victory moved Bowden into a tie with Bear Bryant for second on the Division I-A wins list with 323, four behind Penn State's Joe Paterno.

Bowden, though, didn't want the focus on himself, not after Rix and his team put a solid finish on what had become a year for learning.

"It's a funny thing. It's something you nearly need to get out of the way. It can become a distraction," the 72-year-old Bowden said. "And it sure doesn't mean Bobby Bowden is in the same class with Bear Bryant."

The victory extended to 16 Bowden's unbeaten string in non-championship bowl games, and gave him 18 bowl wins, two behind Paterno.

And Rix, nearly benched by Bowden during the season, helped make it happen with a wrist-flicked pass under intense pressure that Javon Walker turned into a 77-yard touchdown to give the Seminoles the lead for good.

The pass sparked a 17-point fourth quarter that allowed the Seminoles (8-4) to put the Hokies (8-4) away, much as they did with an 18-point explosion in the final quarter of the 1999 Sugar Bowl championship game.

"The corner came down, wanted to intercept the ball and Javon just stuttered and blew by him," Rix said. "I pumped it because I didn't want to throw it into the corner and then just put it up as I got drilled."

Rix was still on the ground when Walker scored, but when Rix came back out for the next series, he did it again, finding Walker behind corner Ronyell Whitaker again - this time for 50 yards - to set up a field goal.

Whitaker accepted the blame for the Hokies' loss.

"I was kind of the reason we lost that game," the all-Big East first-team cornerback said. "In fact, I know I was the reason we lost the game."

But in truth, it was Rix, Walker and a defense that limited the Hokies to 95 yards in the fourth quarter that deserved the bulk of the credit.

Facing a third-and-5 from his own 23, Rix dropped back as the Hokies blitzed, saw Whitaker looking for an interception opportunity and Walker blazing by him, and waited before lofting the ball down the sideline.

"The coaches came in at the half and said, 'We're going to start throwing it up for you to make plays,'" Walker said. "That's all I could ask and that's what I came out and did in the second half today."

After the Florida State defense stuffed Kevin Jones on a fourth-and-1 run from the Seminoles 32, Rix went right back to Walker, who again beat Whitaker for a 50-yard play to get it to the Hokies 18.

Xavier Beitia, who already kicked field goals of 50 and 47 yards, added a 35-yarder that banked through off the left upright to make it 23-17.

Rix also hit Walker with a 23-yard scoring pass with 2:14 left, giving the wideout four catches for 195 yards, a bowl record for Florida State.

Rix was 12-for-25 for 326 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

"The receivers did their job and made me look good," Rix said.

Virginia Tech was held to 98 yards of offense in the first half, but used the long ball to score on its first two third-quarter possessions.

Grant Noel had completions of 30 yards to Andre Davis and 22 to Terrell Parham on the first drive, capped by Kevin Jones' 5-yard run.

After Beitia's 47-yard field goal, Richard Johnson returned the ensuing kickoff 38 yards to the Hokies 45 and Noel hit Davis with a short crossing pass two plays later, the sprinter racing 55 yards for a TD.

"It's been two great games, I know that much," Davis said of the meetings with the Seminoles. Davis had five catches for 158 yards.

Noel was 15-for-27 for 269 yards, but was sacked five times.

The second-half offense was a welcome site for a crowd of 72,202 after the first half showed why both teams came up short in their title hopes.

The Hokies had a 22-yard touchdown pass from Noel to Ernest Wilford brought back by a holding call, and Noel fumbled on the following play.

Eric Green intercepted Rix on the Seminoles' second play, but Richard Johnson's double-reverse pass to a wide-open Wilford was short, and the receiver dropped the ball inside the 10 after a hit by Malcolm Tatum.

As they did in the Sugar Bowl two years ago, the Seminoles took a page from the Hokies' book and used a blocked punt to set up the only first-half touchdown drive. Marcello Church made the block, Ryan Reynolds recovered at the Hokies 1 and Rix dove it in on the next play.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA TECH
3
0
14
0
17
FLORIDA STATE
0
10
3
17
30

1st   0- 3  Opp, 36, field goal, 10:56
2nd   7- 3  Chris Rix, 1, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 6:32 
     10- 3  Xavier Beitia, 50, field goal, 1:26 
3rd  10-10  Opp, 5, run (kick), 10:02
     13-10  Xavier Beitia, 47, field goal, 1:42 
     13-17  Opp, 55, pass (kick), 0:40 
4th  20-17  Javon Walker, 77, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 14:48
     23-17  Xavier Beitia, 35, field goal, 10:13
     30-17  Javon Walker, 23, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 2:14 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 16 Rushes-yards 39-104 40- 43 Passing 326 269 Att-Comp-Int 25-12-1 29-15-1 Total Yards 64-430 69-312 Punt Returns 2-13 1-14 Kickoff Returns 4-52 6-127 Interception Ret. 1-6 1-9 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 4-40.5 7-29.9 Sacks By-Yds 5-33 4-34 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties-Yds 4-25 4-30 3rd Down Conversions 4-12 3-14 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-2 Time of Posession 28:51 31:09 Attendance 72,202 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Greg Jones 23- 120 Nick Maddox 3- 6 Talman Gardner 1- -3 Chris Rix 12- -19 Receiving Javon Walker 4- 195 Craphonso Thorpe 2- 48 Atrews Bell 3- 43 Talman Gardner 2- 21 Nick Maddox 1- 19 Passing Chris Rix 25-12-1-326 Punt Return Marcello Church 1- 20 Dominic Robinson 1- -7 Kickoff Return P.K. Sam 3- 52 Craphonso Thorpe 1- 0 Punting Chance Gwaltney 4- 162 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Abdual Howard 5 5 10 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Allen Augustin 5 3 8 2.0- 10.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Chris Hope 3 3 6 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Michael Boulware 3 2 5 2.0- 16.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Alonzo Jackson 3 2 5 2.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett 3 2 5 2.0- 11.0 2.0- 11.0 . . 3 . . . . Jerel Hudson 3 1 4 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel 1 3 4 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . 1 . . Rufus Brown 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Gennaro Jackson 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Travis Johnson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Tatum 1 1 2 . . . 3 . . . . . Patrick Newton 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Tony Benford 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Josh Charles 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 1 . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . O.J. Jackson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Womble . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Charles Howard . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Claudius Osei . . . . . 1- 6 1 . . . . . Brandon Myers . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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QB   16  Chris Rix
TB   20  Nick Maddox
FLK  26  Atrews Bell
FB   39  Chad Maeder
C    52  Antoine Mirambeau
SG   54  Milford Brown
TG   61  Montrae Holland
TT   77  Ray Willis
ST   79  Todd Williams
SE   80  Javon Walker
TE   88  Carver Donaldson
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
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RC    7  Rufus Brown
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
LC   10  Stanford Samuels
RV   12  Abdual Howard
FS   28  Chris Hope
MLB  44  Bradley Jennings
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
RE   48  Alonzo Jackson
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
LE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 1  Craphonso Thorpe
 3  Malcolm Tatum
 6  Greg Jones
21  Talman Gardner
27  Claudius Osei
28  Ryan Reynolds
30  Patrick Newton
31  Dominic Robinson
37  Chance Gwaltney
40  Allen Augustin
42  Jerel Hudson
46  Gennaro Jackson
47  Xavier Beitia
##  NAME
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49  Brandon Myers
49  Brett Cimorelli
59  Charles Howard
66  Marcello Church
81  P.K. Sam
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
89  Brian Sawyer
92  Josh Charles
94  O.J. Jackson
97  Tony Benford
99  Travis Johnson