Florida State Football - 2003 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 2003 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bobby Bowden, Head Coach
Jody Allen, Defensive Ends
Mickey Andrews, Associate Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Secondary
Jeff Bowden, Offensive Coordinator, Wide Receivers
Daryl Dickey, Quarterbacks
Odell Haggins, Defensive Tackles
Jimmy Heggins, Offensive Line
Jon Jost, Strength and Conditioning
John Lilly, Tight Ends, Recruiting Coordinator
Joe Ostaszewski, Graduate Assistant, Offensive Line
Billy Sexton, Assistant Head Coach, Running Backs
Kirby Smart, Graduate Assistant, Defensive Backs
Kevin Steele, Linebackers

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2003 FSU Football Media Guide

Top: Andrew Henry-Kennon and Coach Bobby Bowden
Bottom: Chief Oscela and Renegade, Greg Jones

2003 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

From the 2003 FSU Football Media Guide, page 121.

Chris Anderson, 6-3, 295, DL, Jacksonville - At Hargrave: A four star player by Rivals.com and the 34th ranked non-high school player in the country...Anderson is quick off the ball and powerful in stopping the run...also a very effective pass rusher...originally signed with FSU out of Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Fla...missed a majority of the 2002 season with a cracked bone in his ankle, but returned to the starting line up. Prep: One of the nation’s top defensive line prospects...earned All-First Coast Defensive Player of the Year honors...Florida Times-Union’s No. 1 rated defensive tackle in Florida...named a Florida Times-Union Preseason Top 11 Pick...SuperPrep’s 11th-ranked Florida player...ranked 34th on Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Florida prospects...SchoolSports’ No. 8 defensive tackle...ranked No. 27 on TheInsiders.com’s top 101...credited with 22 sacks as a senior...recorded 27 sacks as a junior...was a defensive anchor on the District 1-6A champion Mustangs...earned Second Team All-State accolades as a senior...also earned 2001 All-Gridiron Football Dream Team honors as a senior...All-Northeast Florida second team selection as a junior...an athletic lineman who can play interior line or end...has a good combination of size and speed...ran a 4.7 40-yard dash in high school...selected Florida State over Florida, South Carolina, Michigan State and Miami.

Alex Boston, 6-3, 225, DE, Bartow - A four star player by Rivals.com and the eighth rated weakside defensive end in the country...one of Florida’s Top 100 according to the Orlando Sentinel...rated one of Rivals.com Southeast Top 100 and Florida Top 100...a super pass rusher who is very quick off the ball...as a senior, he had 65 tackles and 12 sacks...his junior year he earned All Lakeland Ledge honors after recording 15 sacks...he is also one of the top outfield prospects in the country and has a terrific arm...Team One Baseball ranks him as the No. 72 player in the nation...he may play both sports at Florida State.

Chris Bradwell, 6-5, 265, DT, Alpharetta, GA - At Hargrave: A four star player by Rivals.com and the 36th rated non-high school player in the country...is explosive off the line and will be excellent defensive lineman...returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. Prep: Attended Chattahoochee High School in Georgia...interior defensive lineman who combines strength and explosive quickness...SuperPrep’s No. 17 defensive tackle from Georgia...recorded 85 tackles and 11 sacks as a senior...also caught eight passes for 150 yards while playing tight end...recorded 70 total tackles and 37 solo stops as a junior...added nine tackles for loss and six quarterback sacks...selected Florida State over Georgia and Louisville.

Antonio Cromartie, 6-3, 200, CB, Tallahassee - A four star player by Rivals.com and the sixth rated cornerback in the country...Parade All-American as a defensive back...named to the USA Today All-USA first team as USA Today’s Defensive Player of the Year...Rivals.com Southeast Top 100 and Florida Top 100...one of Florida’s Top 100 according to the Orlando Sentinel...voted on of Florida’s Super 75 by the Times-Union...named to the Tampa Tribune’s All-South Top 20...one of the nation’s top athletes with super combination of size, speed, good hands, explosiveness and is very elusive...as a senior he helped lead Lincoln High School to a 12-1-1 record...on offense, he had 30 receptions for 642 yards and six touchdowns...he also rushed 13 times for 242 yards with three touchdowns...took two kickoffs and two punt returns back for touchdowns on special teams...from his cornerback position he had 53 tackles and six interceptions...helped lead Lincoln to the 4A state championship his junior year as he tallied 63 carries for 586 yards and six touchdowns...also recorded 28 receptions for 483 yards with seven touchdowns...had four interceptions including one returned for a touchdown as a junior...as a forward on his basketball team he averaged 14 points and nine rebounds per game...also competed in track, running the 110M (posting a 14.1 second time) and 4x100...picked Florida State over Florida, Auburn and Michigan.

Chauncey Davis, 6-2, 260, DE, Auburndale - JUCO: A four star player by Rivals.com and rated the No. 11 JUCO player in the country...originally signed with with FSU out of Auburndale High School with the recruiting class of 2001...enrolled at Jones Junior College...as a freshman, he tallied 65 tackles and 12 tackles for loss from his linebacker position...moved back to his natural defensive end position his sophomore year. Prep: First team all-state class 4A...listed among Max Emfinger’s Top 100 players...first team All-American on Rivals.com team...listed among the top 20 national prospects by Rivals...member of Florida Times Union Super 75 and Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Super Southern 100...great athlete with a 41-inch vertical jump...played in national all-star game in Dallas...will also play in this summer’s CaliFlorida Bowl...rushed for nearly 1,000 yards as a senior.

Clifton Dickson, 6-5, 285, DL, Miami - A three star player by Rivals.com and the 21st rated defensive tackle in the country...rated one of Rivals.com Southeast Top 100 and Florida Top 100...voted on of Florida’s Super 75 by the Times-Union...one of Florida’s Top 100 according to the Orlando Sentinel...as a senior he recorded 116 tackles, 21 sacks, three forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries...his Northwestern team lost in the 6A state semifinals to eventual state champion Norland this year...a participant in the 2003 California-Florida Bowl...his junior year he tallied 115 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 16 sacks as he earned All-County honors...he also scored three TD’s as a fullback...has good size and comes off the ball extremely well...chose Florida State over Miami, Ohio State and NC State.

Andre Fluellen, 6-4, 270, DL, Cartersville, GA - A three star player by Rivals.com and the 28th rated defensive tackle in the country...rated to Rivals.com Georgia Top 50...recorded 93 tackles and 11 sacks his senior season...as a junior he had 88 tackles, 10 sacks, six forced fumbles and scored two TDs...has a 345 lb. bench press, a 495 lb. squat and a 330 lb. power clean...played on both the offensive and defensive lines in high school...brother attends Florida A&M...chose Florida State over Florida.

John Frady, 6-4, 275, OL, Jacksonville - A four star player by Rivals.com and the No. 8 rated offensive guard in the country...voted on of Florida’s Super 75 by the Times-Union...rated one of Rivals.com Southeast Top 100 and Florida Top 100...one of Florida’s Top 100 according to the Orlando Sentinel...as a senior he recorded 108 pancake blocks from his offensive line position...will most likely play offensive guard in college...a member of the 2002 class 2A state champion Bolles Bulldogs...named All State and All First Coast as a junior.

Chase Goggans, 5-9, 160, K, Douglas, GA - A three star player by Rivals.com and named one of Georgia Top 50 players...Goggans is rated the best kicker in the country...had 15 career field goals over 40 yards...as a senior, connected on 14-of-18 FG attempts and was a perfect 17-of-17 on PATs...in 2002 he kicked nine field goals over 40 yards, including a career-long 54 yard field goal...he is a three time All-Region selection as a place kicker...he is already enrolled at Florida State.

Anthony Kelly, 6-3, 225, LB, Daytona Beach - The only junior in FSU's 2005 signing class...spent two years at Jones Community College after an outstanding prep career at Daytona Beach Seabreeze High School...Totaled 80 tackles, six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, three interceptions and nine sacks as a linebacker at Jones last year as a sophomore...earned first team 2004 NJCAA All-America honors and was named the team's defensive MVP as a sophomore....played defensive end as a freshman at Jones and recorded 35 tackles, 10 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a TD...a 2003 honorable mention NJCAA All-American...regarded by most publications as one of the top two junior college linebackers nationally...graduated with AA degree from Jones in December in order to enroll early at Florida State...majoring in criminology...a three-star player by Rivals.com as a high school senior...piled up 150 tackles with six sacks in his final year at Seabreeze as he helped the team to a 10-1 record...earned first team all-state honors...missed his junior year after he tore the ACL in his right knee in the first play of the first game...brother of FSU quarterback Xavier Lee...rooms with defensive lineman Emmanuel Dunbar...selected FSU over Florida out of high school and picked the Seminoles over Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia out of junior college.

Jhermaine McAroy, 6-2, 170, CB, Pensacola - A three star player by Rivals.com and one of the top 50 cornerbacks in the country...one of Florida’s Top 100 according to the Orlando Sentinel...also rated by Rivals.com as one of Florida’s Top 100 players...as a senior, he had 62 tackles, 5 INTs and did not allow a touchdown all season...he only had six passes completed on him the entire year...as a junior he only allowed three catches from his cornerback position...earned Gatorade Athlete of the Game against Niceville his junior year...a very fast athlete with good coverage skills.

Aubrey McPhadden, 6-6, 320, OL, Jacksonville - A four star player by Rivals.com and the No.7 rated offensive tackle in the country...Rivals.com Dream Team Top 100 nationally...voted on of Florida’s Super 75 by the Times-Union...one of Florida’s Top 100 according to the Orlando Sentinel...named to the Tampa Tribune’s All-South Top 20...Rivals.com Southeast Top 100 and Florida Top 100...has long arms and very good feet for a player his size...one of the elite offensive lineman in the Southeast and the nation...earned second team All-Area as a junior...transferred to First Coast his senior year from Jackson High School...has a 325 lb. bench press, a 550 lb. squat, a 240 lb. power clean and a 22 inch vertical leap...participated in the 2002 California-Florida Bowl.

D.J. Norris, 6-3, 240, TE, Pace - A four star player by Rivals.com and the No.7 rated offensive tackle in the country...Rivals.com Dream Team Top 100 nationally...voted on of Florida’s Super 75 by the Times-Union...one of Florida’s Top 100 according to the Orlando Sentinel...named to the Tampa Tribune’s All-South Top 20...Rivals.com Southeast Top 100 and Florida Top 100...has long arms and very good feet for a player his size...one of the elite offensive lineman in the Southeast and the nation...earned second team All-Area as a junior...transferred to First Coast his senior year from Jackson High School...has a 325 lb. bench press, a 550 lb. squat, a 240 lb. power clean and a 22 inch vertical leap...participated in the 2002 California-Florida Bowl.

David Overmyer, 6-3, 270, OL, Lilburn, GA - A three star player by Rivals.com and the No. 27 rated offensive tackle in the country...has great footwork for an offensive lineman with long arms and good feet...Parkview won their third straight state title in 2002 and established a Georgia record with 45 straight wins...chose Florida State over Clemson and South Carolina.

Joslin Shaw, 5-11, 185, WR, Plant City - A three star player by Rivals.com and one of the top 50 athletes in the nation...played running back and defensive back for Plant City...rushed for 1,396 yards his senior season...finished third team All-State in class 5A...a very gifted and elusive runner...could see time at wide receiver...picked Florida State over Iowa State.

Ernie Sims, 6-0, 220, LB, Tallahassee - Thought by most as the No. 1 recruit in the nation...Parade All-American as the top linebacker in the country...five star player by Rivals.com and the No. 1 rated inside linebacker in the nation...No. 1 rated player in the Southeast by Rivals.com and the No. 1 rated player on the Florida Top 100...one of Florida’s Top 100 according to the Orlando Sentinel...USA Today All-USA second team as a linebacker...voted on of Florida’s Super 75 by the Times-Union...named to the Tampa Tribune’s All-South Top 20 as the No. 1 player in the south...participant in the 2003 California-Florida Bowl where he was showcased as a running back...as a junior led NFC to the class A state championship over Ft. Meade 28-16 as Sims rushed for three touchdowns as the Eagles won their state-record 20th consecutive playoff game...that made four straight state championship games for him, as he played on the varsity team as an eighth grader...totaled 180 tackles, 41 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and forced seven fumbles from his linebacker position...also had over 600 yards rushing with 17 TDs...competed in track (200M & 400M) and has posted a time of 10.7 seconds in the 100M...as a senior battled nagging injuries, but still managed 115 carries and 1,081 yards to go along with 23 TDs...tallied 133 tackles (73 solo), 15 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and 1 blocked field goal at linebacker...father Ernie, Jr. played football at Florida State for head coach Bobby Bowden from 1977-78, 1980-81 and his mother, Alice Bennett, ran on Lady Seminole track team from 1980-83.

Roger Williams, 6-1, 191, RV, Warner Robins, GA - Enrolled in January at Florida State and went through the 2003 spring drills...middle Georgia regional first team selection as a senior at Northside High...had three interceptions and returned one of those for touchdowns as a senior...recorded a team-high 125 tackles including a team-high 85 unassisted stops...also earned playing time at tight end his senior year...suffered a broken left ankle as a junior and missed the entire season...selected Florida State over Mississippi State, Ole Miss and LSU.


2003 Roster - By Name

From the 2003 FSU Football Media Guide, page 40.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Chris Anderson        DL      6-3   295  Fr        Jacksonville (Mandarin/Hargrave Military Academy)Did not meet academic requirements
* 33 Kasey Anderson        CB      5-11  165  Sr        Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 40 Allen Augustin        LB      6-1   219  Sr   ***  Miami (Miami Senior)
* 70 Alex Barron           OT      6-6   316  Jr-R *    Orangeburg, SC (Wilkinson)
* 47 Xavier Beitia         PK      5-10  210  Jr   **   Tampa (Jesuit)
* 28 Lorenzo Booker        RB      5-11  182  Fr-R      Ventura, CA (Saint Bonaventure)
  98 Alex Boston           DE      6-3   225  Fr        Bartow (Bartow)
* 58 Michael Boulware      LB      6-3   220  Sr   ***  Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
  93 Chris Bradwell        DT      6-5   265  Fr        Alpharetta, GA (Chattahoochee/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 42 Anthony Bredwood      CB      5-10  185  Jr-R *    Palm Bay (Palm Bay)
* 65 Eric Broe             OG      6-6   327  So-R *    Norcross, GA (Wesleyan)
*  7 Rufus Brown           CB      5-9   185  Sr-R ***  El Paso, TX (Austin)
* 52 Brodrick Bunkley      DL      6-3   285  So   *    Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 92 Darrell Burston       DE      6-2   225  Fr-R      Fayetteville, GA (Starr's Mill)
* 49 Chad Canfield         FB      5-11  230  So        Apopka (Apopka)
* 88 Donnie Carter         TE      6-4   260  So-R *    Waycross, GA (Ware County)
* 23 Jerome Carter         RV      6-0   217  Jr   **   Lake City (Columbia)
* 63 David Castillo        C       6-2   300  Jr-R *    Palm Beach (Palm Beach Gardens)
* 39 Marcello Church       LB      6-1   221  So-R *    Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
  49 Brett Cimorelli       K       6-4   220  Sr   *    Zephyrhills (Zephyrhills)
* 36 James Coleman         FB      6-0   253  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
* 13 Antonio Cromartie     CB      6-3   200  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 51 Buster Davis          LB      5-11  242  Fr-R      Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 94 Chauncey Davis        DE      6-2   260  Jr        Auburndale (Auburndale/Jones County JC)
*  5 Chris Davis           WR      6-0   170  Fr-R      Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg Catholic)
* 35 B.J. Dean             FB      5-11  256  So-R *    Tuscaloosa, AL (Central)
* 97 Clifton Dickson       DL      6-5   285  Fr        Miami (Northwestern)
  57 Dennis Disbrow        LB      6-1   201  Jr        Miami (Palmetto)
* 45 Darnell Dockett       DT      6-4   280  Sr-R ***  Burtonsville, MD (Paint Branch)
  12 David Eddy            RB      5-11  180  Jr        Ocala (Forest)
* 90 Kevin Emanuel         DE      6-4   255  Sr-R ***  Waco, TX (Waco)
  80 De'Cody Fagg          WR      6-3   185  Fr        Quincy (Shanks/Hargrave Military Academy)        Did not meet academic requirements
  96 Andre Fluellen        DL      6-4   270  Fr        Cartersville, GA (Cartersville)
* 67 John Frady            OL      6-4   275  Fr        Jacksonville (Bolles)
  37 Chase Goggans         K       5-9   160  Fr        Douglas, GA (Coffee County)
* 48 Chris Hall            P       5-10  212  So-R      Centreville, VA (Centerville)
* 41 Kyler Hall            RV      6-0   190  Jr   **   Live Oak (Suwannee)
  83 Robert Hallback       WR      5-9   160  Fr        Plant City (Plant City)
* 46 Nate Hardage          LB      6-1   249  Jr-R      Sylvester, GA (Worth County/Jones County JC)
  57 Matt Heinz            OG      6-4   273  So-R *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 75 Mario Henderson       OL      6-6   330  Fr        Lehigh Acres (Lehigh)
* 60 Andrew Henry-Kennon   C       6-4   308  So-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 14 Matt Henshaw          TE      6-4   209  So-R *    Brentwood, TN (Brentwood)
  76 Myles Hodish          OG      6-0   225  Jr        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 59 Charles Howard        DE      6-3   258  Jr-R **   Lake Butler (Union County)
* 38 Paul Irons            TE      6-2   250  Jr   **   New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
  87 Geondrell Jackson     WR      5-11  180            Lakeland
* 99 Travis Johnson        NG      6-5   281  Jr-R **   Sherman Oaks, CA (Notre Dame)
*  6 Greg Jones            RB      6-1   248  Sr   ***  Beaufort, SC (Battery Creek)
  29 Willie Jones          DE      6-1   234  So-R *    Miami (Carol City)
* 86 Joey Kaleikini        WR      6-0   198  Sr-R **   Niceville (Niceville)
  42 Anthony Kelly         LB      6-3   225  Fr        Daytona Beach (Seabreeze/Jones County JC)        Did not meet academic requirements
  20 Mikhal Kornegay       DB      5-11  180  Fr        Madison (Madison County/Tennessee Tech)
     Brian Kuhn            TE      6-4   245  So        Crescent City (Crescent City)
* 72 Ron Lunford           OT      6-5   345  So-R      Jacksonville (Ed White)
  33 Jhermaine McAroy      CB      6-2   170  Fr        Pensacola (Pensacola)
*  8 Bryant McFadden       CB      6-0   180  Jr-R **   Hollywood (McArthur)
* 44 Sam McGrew            LB      6-3   230  So   *    Crawfordville (Wakulla)
  78 Aubrey McPhadden      OL      6-6   320  Fr        Jacksonville (First Coast)                       Did not meet academic requirements
* 73 Bobby Meeks           OG      6-3   295  Jr-R *    Aldine, TX (Nimitz)
* 64 Matt Meinrod          OG      6-4   297  So-R *    Tarpon Springs (East Lake)
* 55 Eric Moore            DE      6-4   245  Jr   **   Pahokee (Pahokee)
* 22 Marlon Napier         RB      5-6   200  Jr        Tallahassee (Rickards)
* 62 Cory Niblock          OT      6-4   300  Fr-R      Saint Augustine (Nease)
* 54 A.J. Nicholson        LB      6-2   230  So   *    Winston-Salem, NC (Mount Tabor)
  82 D.J. Norris           TE      6-3   240  Fr        Pace (Pace)
  38 Zach Oller            K       5-11  150  So        Wilkesboro, NC
* 27 Claudius Osei         RV      6-0   195  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
  79 David Overmyer        OL      6-3   270  Fr        Lilburn, GA (Parkview)
* 56 Ray Piquion           LB      6-0   215  Jr   *    Miami (Miami Lakes)
*  9 Kendyll Pope          LB      6-2   220  Sr   ***  Fort White (Columbia)
  18 Randy Reed            WR      6-1   190  Jr        Columbia, SC (Eau Claire)
* 43 Gordy Reid            RV      5-11  182  Sr        Larkspur, CA (Redwood)
* 26 Willie Reid           WR      5-10  190  So-R *    Kathleen, GA (Warner Robins)
* 30 Ryan Reynolds         RB      5-11  195  Jr        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 16 Chris Rix             QB      6-4   205  Jr-R **   Santa Margarita, CA (Rancho Santa Margarita)
* 21 Dominic Robinson      WR      6-1   200  Jr   **   Diamond Bar, CA (Diamond Bar)
  71 Brian Ross            NG      6-2   300  Jr-R      Raleigh, NC (Enloe)
* 11 Gerard Ross           FS      6-2   185  So-R      Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy)
* 18 Lorne Sam             QB-WR   6-2   200  Fr-R      Buford, GA (Buford)
*  4 P.K. Sam              WR      6-3   195  Jr   **   Buford, GA (Buford)
* 10 Stanford Samuels      CB      5-10  190  Sr-R ***  Miami (Carol City)
* 89 Brian Sawyer          DS      6-2   240  Sr-R ***  Cordele, GA (Crisp County)
* 19 Wyatt Sexton          QB      6-3   192  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Leon)
  80 Joslin Shaw           WR      5-11  185  Fr        Plant City (Plant City)
* 34 Ernie Sims            LB      6-0   220  Fr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 32 Leroy Smith           CB      5-10  190  Jr-R **   Quincy (Shanks)
* 85 Jesse Stein           P       6-2   200  Sr        Saint Petersburg (Shorecrest Prep)
* 15 Chauncey Stovall      WR      6-2   215  Jr-R      Vero Beach (Vero Beach/Hinds CC)
  57 Edgar Ter-Organessian DT      6-2   240  Jr        Daly City, CA (Daly)
*  1 Craphonso Thorpe      WR      6-2   175  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 12 Fabian Walker         QB      6-2   216  Jr-R *    Americus, GA (Americus/Jones County JC)
* 24 B.J. Ward             FS      6-3   206  Jr-R **   Dallas, TX (Kimball)
*  3 Leon Washington       RB      5-9   190  So   *    Jacksonville (Jackson)
  20 Torrance Washington   FB      6-1   245  So   *    Madison (Madison County)
* 22 Pat Watkins           FS      6-4   195  So   *    Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  83 Dwight Williams       WR      5-10  160  So        Palmetto (Enterprise/Copiah Lincoln CC)
  31 Roger Williams        RV      6-1   191  Fr        Warner Robins, GA (Northside)
* 77 Ray Willis            OT      6-6   295  Jr-R **   Angleton, TX (Angleton)
* 95 Kamerion Wimbley      DE      6-4   230  So   *    Wichita, KS (Northwest)
* 91 Jeff Womble           NG      6-3   306  Sr-R ***  Dunwoody, GA (Dunwoody)

2003 Roster - By Number

From the 2003 FSU Football Media Guide, page 40.
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Chris Anderson        DL      6-3   295  Fr        Jacksonville (Mandarin/Hargrave Military Academy)Did not meet academic requirements
     Brian Kuhn            TE      6-4   245  So        Crescent City (Crescent City)
*  1 Craphonso Thorpe      WR      6-2   175  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)
*  3 Leon Washington       RB      5-9   190  So   *    Jacksonville (Jackson)
*  4 P.K. Sam              WR      6-3   195  Jr   **   Buford, GA (Buford)
*  5 Chris Davis           WR      6-0   170  Fr-R      Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg Catholic)
*  6 Greg Jones            RB      6-1   248  Sr   ***  Beaufort, SC (Battery Creek)
*  7 Rufus Brown           CB      5-9   185  Sr-R ***  El Paso, TX (Austin)
*  8 Bryant McFadden       CB      6-0   180  Jr-R **   Hollywood (McArthur)
*  9 Kendyll Pope          LB      6-2   220  Sr   ***  Fort White (Columbia)
* 10 Stanford Samuels      CB      5-10  190  Sr-R ***  Miami (Carol City)
* 11 Gerard Ross           FS      6-2   185  So-R      Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy)
  12 David Eddy            RB      5-11  180  Jr        Ocala (Forest)
* 12 Fabian Walker         QB      6-2   216  Jr-R *    Americus, GA (Americus/Jones County JC)
* 13 Antonio Cromartie     CB      6-3   200  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 14 Matt Henshaw          TE      6-4   209  So-R *    Brentwood, TN (Brentwood)
* 15 Chauncey Stovall      WR      6-2   215  Jr-R      Vero Beach (Vero Beach/Hinds CC)
* 16 Chris Rix             QB      6-4   205  Jr-R **   Santa Margarita, CA (Rancho Santa Margarita)
  18 Randy Reed            WR      6-1   190  Jr        Columbia, SC (Eau Claire)
* 18 Lorne Sam             QB-WR   6-2   200  Fr-R      Buford, GA (Buford)
* 19 Wyatt Sexton          QB      6-3   192  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Leon)
  20 Mikhal Kornegay       DB      5-11  180  Fr        Madison (Madison County/Tennessee Tech)
  20 Torrance Washington   FB      6-1   245  So   *    Madison (Madison County)
* 21 Dominic Robinson      WR      6-1   200  Jr   **   Diamond Bar, CA (Diamond Bar)
* 22 Marlon Napier         RB      5-6   200  Jr        Tallahassee (Rickards)
* 22 Pat Watkins           FS      6-4   195  So   *    Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 23 Jerome Carter         RV      6-0   217  Jr   **   Lake City (Columbia)
* 24 B.J. Ward             FS      6-3   206  Jr-R **   Dallas, TX (Kimball)
* 26 Willie Reid           WR      5-10  190  So-R *    Kathleen, GA (Warner Robins)
* 27 Claudius Osei         RV      6-0   195  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 28 Lorenzo Booker        RB      5-11  182  Fr-R      Ventura, CA (Saint Bonaventure)
  29 Willie Jones          DE      6-1   234  So-R *    Miami (Carol City)
* 30 Ryan Reynolds         RB      5-11  195  Jr        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  31 Roger Williams        RV      6-1   191  Fr        Warner Robins, GA (Northside)
* 32 Leroy Smith           CB      5-10  190  Jr-R **   Quincy (Shanks)
* 33 Kasey Anderson        CB      5-11  165  Sr        Lakeland (Lakeland)
  33 Jhermaine McAroy      CB      6-2   170  Fr        Pensacola (Pensacola)
* 34 Ernie Sims            LB      6-0   220  Fr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 35 B.J. Dean             FB      5-11  256  So-R *    Tuscaloosa, AL (Central)
* 36 James Coleman         FB      6-0   253  So        Tallahassee (Florida)
  37 Chase Goggans         K       5-9   160  Fr        Douglas, GA (Coffee County)
* 38 Paul Irons            TE      6-2   250  Jr   **   New Orleans, LA (Saint Augustine)
  38 Zach Oller            K       5-11  150  So        Wilkesboro, NC
* 39 Marcello Church       LB      6-1   221  So-R *    Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
* 40 Allen Augustin        LB      6-1   219  Sr   ***  Miami (Miami Senior)
* 41 Kyler Hall            RV      6-0   190  Jr   **   Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 42 Anthony Bredwood      CB      5-10  185  Jr-R *    Palm Bay (Palm Bay)
  42 Anthony Kelly         LB      6-3   225  Fr        Daytona Beach (Seabreeze/Jones County JC)        Did not meet academic requirements
* 43 Gordy Reid            RV      5-11  182  Sr        Larkspur, CA (Redwood)
* 44 Sam McGrew            LB      6-3   230  So   *    Crawfordville (Wakulla)
* 45 Darnell Dockett       DT      6-4   280  Sr-R ***  Burtonsville, MD (Paint Branch)
* 46 Nate Hardage          LB      6-1   249  Jr-R      Sylvester, GA (Worth County/Jones County JC)
* 47 Xavier Beitia         PK      5-10  210  Jr   **   Tampa (Jesuit)
* 48 Chris Hall            P       5-10  212  So-R      Centreville, VA (Centerville)
* 49 Chad Canfield         FB      5-11  230  So        Apopka (Apopka)
  49 Brett Cimorelli       K       6-4   220  Sr   *    Zephyrhills (Zephyrhills)
* 51 Buster Davis          LB      5-11  242  Fr-R      Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 52 Brodrick Bunkley      DL      6-3   285  So   *    Tampa (Chamberlain)
* 54 A.J. Nicholson        LB      6-2   230  So   *    Winston-Salem, NC (Mount Tabor)
* 55 Eric Moore            DE      6-4   245  Jr   **   Pahokee (Pahokee)
* 56 Ray Piquion           LB      6-0   215  Jr   *    Miami (Miami Lakes)
  57 Dennis Disbrow        LB      6-1   201  Jr        Miami (Palmetto)
  57 Matt Heinz            OG      6-4   273  So-R *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
  57 Edgar Ter-Organessian DT      6-2   240  Jr        Daly City, CA (Daly)
* 58 Michael Boulware      LB      6-3   220  Sr   ***  Columbia, SC (Spring Valley)
* 59 Charles Howard        DE      6-3   258  Jr-R **   Lake Butler (Union County)
* 60 Andrew Henry-Kennon   C       6-4   308  So-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 62 Cory Niblock          OT      6-4   300  Fr-R      Saint Augustine (Nease)
* 63 David Castillo        C       6-2   300  Jr-R *    Palm Beach (Palm Beach Gardens)
* 64 Matt Meinrod          OG      6-4   297  So-R *    Tarpon Springs (East Lake)
* 65 Eric Broe             OG      6-6   327  So-R *    Norcross, GA (Wesleyan)
* 67 John Frady            OL      6-4   275  Fr        Jacksonville (Bolles)
* 70 Alex Barron           OT      6-6   316  Jr-R *    Orangeburg, SC (Wilkinson)
  71 Brian Ross            NG      6-2   300  Jr-R      Raleigh, NC (Enloe)
* 72 Ron Lunford           OT      6-5   345  So-R      Jacksonville (Ed White)
* 73 Bobby Meeks           OG      6-3   295  Jr-R *    Aldine, TX (Nimitz)
* 75 Mario Henderson       OL      6-6   330  Fr        Lehigh Acres (Lehigh)
  76 Myles Hodish          OG      6-0   225  Jr        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 77 Ray Willis            OT      6-6   295  Jr-R **   Angleton, TX (Angleton)
  78 Aubrey McPhadden      OL      6-6   320  Fr        Jacksonville (First Coast)                       Did not meet academic requirements
  79 David Overmyer        OL      6-3   270  Fr        Lilburn, GA (Parkview)
  80 De'Cody Fagg          WR      6-3   185  Fr        Quincy (Shanks/Hargrave Military Academy)        Did not meet academic requirements
  80 Joslin Shaw           WR      5-11  185  Fr        Plant City (Plant City)
  82 D.J. Norris           TE      6-3   240  Fr        Pace (Pace)
  83 Robert Hallback       WR      5-9   160  Fr        Plant City (Plant City)
  83 Dwight Williams       WR      5-10  160  So        Palmetto (Enterprise/Copiah Lincoln CC)
* 85 Jesse Stein           P       6-2   200  Sr        Saint Petersburg (Shorecrest Prep)
* 86 Joey Kaleikini        WR      6-0   198  Sr-R **   Niceville (Niceville)
  87 Geondrell Jackson     WR      5-11  180            Lakeland
* 88 Donnie Carter         TE      6-4   260  So-R *    Waycross, GA (Ware County)
* 89 Brian Sawyer          DS      6-2   240  Sr-R ***  Cordele, GA (Crisp County)
* 90 Kevin Emanuel         DE      6-4   255  Sr-R ***  Waco, TX (Waco)
* 91 Jeff Womble           NG      6-3   306  Sr-R ***  Dunwoody, GA (Dunwoody)
* 92 Darrell Burston       DE      6-2   225  Fr-R      Fayetteville, GA (Starr's Mill)
  93 Chris Bradwell        DT      6-5   265  Fr        Alpharetta, GA (Chattahoochee/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 94 Chauncey Davis        DE      6-2   260  Jr        Auburndale (Auburndale/Jones County JC)
* 95 Kamerion Wimbley      DE      6-4   230  So   *    Wichita, KS (Northwest)
  96 Andre Fluellen        DL      6-4   270  Fr        Cartersville, GA (Cartersville)
* 97 Clifton Dickson       DL      6-5   285  Fr        Miami (Northwestern)
  98 Alex Boston           DE      6-3   225  Fr        Bartow (Bartow)
* 99 Travis Johnson        NG      6-5   281  Jr-R **   Sherman Oaks, CA (Notre Dame)

2003 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alex Barron              Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         College Football News - 1st Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American
                         cnnsi.com - All-American - Honorable Mention

Michael Boulware         Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American

Darnell Dockett          College Football News - 1st Team All-American
                         cnnsi.com - 2nd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American

Craphonso Thorpe         College Football News - 3rd Team All-American

All-Americans -  4

2003 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Brian Allen              52      LB                 Carolina Panthers
Anquan Boldin            81      WR-PR              Arizona Cardinals
Peter Boulware           58      LB                 Baltimore Ravens
Derrick Brooks           55      LB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Milford Brown            67      OG                 Houston Texans
Terrell Buckley          27      CB                 Miami Dolphins
Tay Cody                 27      CB                 San Diego Chargers
Laveranues Coles         80      WR                 Washington Redskins
Sam Cowart               56      LB                 New York Jets
Henri Crockett           52      LB                 Minnesota Vikings
Zack Crockett            32      RB                 Oakland Raiders
Warrick Dunn             28      RB                 Atlanta Falcons
Mario Edwards            27      CB                 Dallas Cowboys
Todd Fordham             71      OT                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Corey Fuller             26      CB                 Baltimore Ravens
Talman Gardner           88      WR                 New Orleans Saints
Derrick Gibson           36      S                  Oakland Raiders
Bill Gramatica            7      K                  Arizona Cardinals
Montrae Holland          61      OG                 New Orleans Saints
Chris Hope               28      FS                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Deon Humphrey            53      LB                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Alonzo Jackson           44      LB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Dexter Jackson           34      FS                 Arizona Cardinals
Sebastian Janikowski     11      K                  Oakland Raiders
Brad Johnson             14      QB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Marvin Jones             55      LB                 New York Jets
Walter Jones             71      OT                 Seattle Seahawks
Danny Kanell             13      QB                 Denver Broncos
Nick Maddox              26      RB                 Cleveland Browns
Snoop Minnis             13      WR                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Travis Minor             28      RB-KR              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      DT                 Cleveland Browns
Corey Simon              90      DT                 Philadelphia Eagles
Larry Smith              96      DT                 Green Bay Packers
Greg Spires              94      DE                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tra Thomas               72      OT                 Philadelphia Eagles
Javon Walker             84      WR                 Green Bay Packers
Peter Warrick            80      WR-PR              Cincinnati Bengals
Chris Weinke             16      QB                 Carolina Panthers
Brett Williams           74      OT                 Kansas City Chiefs
Todd Williams            78      OT                 Tennessee Titans
Reinard Wilson           55      DE                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Noles in the Pros - 46

2003 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
USA
AP
USA
AP
USA
REC
08/30
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
W 37- 0
13
11
 
 
 
 
2-10
09/06
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 35-10
11
10
 
 
17
20
10-3
09/13
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
W 14-13
10
10
 
 
 
 
7-6
09/20
Ref
H
COLORADO
W 47- 7
10
9
 
 
 
 
5-7
09/27
Ref
A
DUKE
W 56- 7
6
6
 
 
 
 
4-8
10/11
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 14-22
5
5
2
2
5
5
11-2
10/18
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
W 19-14
7
7
 
 
 
 
8-5
10/25
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 48-24
6
7
 
 
 
 
5-7
11/01
Ref
A
NOTRE DAME
W 37- 0
5
5
 
 
 
 
5-7
11/08
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 10-26
3
3
 
 
22
22
9-4
11/15
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
ACC Champ
W 50-44
13
11
 
 
 
 
8-5
11/29
Ref
A
FLORIDA
W 38-34
9
9
11
11
24
25
8-5
01/01
Ref
N
MIAMI
Orange Bowl
L 14-16
9
8
10
9
5
5
11-2
Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   10- 3     5-1     5-1     0-1
AGAINST ACC      7- 1     4-0     3-1     0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   1- 2     0-1     1-0     0-1

FINAL  AP - 11
FINAL USA - 10


2003 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  FLORIDA STATE         7- 1    10- 3 
 2  MARYLAND              6- 2    10- 3 
 3  CLEMSON               5- 3     9- 4 
 4t NORTH CAROLINA STATE  4- 4     8- 5 
 4t VIRGINIA              4- 4     8- 5 
 4t GEORGIA TECH          4- 4     7- 6 
 7  WAKE FOREST           3- 5     5- 7 
 9  NORTH CAROLINA        1- 7     2-10 
 8  DUKE                  2- 6     4- 8 

2003 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Leon Washington 11/15/2003 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 17 121 7.12 1

2003 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Craphonso Thorpe 11/01/2003 NOTRE DAME 7 217 31.00 2 Craphonso Thorpe 09/20/2003 COLORADO 8 205 25.63 2 Chauncey Stovall 11/08/2003 CLEMSON 4 131 32.75 1 P.K. Sam 09/20/2003 COLORADO 10 119 11.90 0 P.K. Sam 09/06/2003 MARYLAND 3 113 37.67 1 Craphonso Thorpe 10/18/2003 VIRGINIA 3 104 34.67 1 Dominic Robinson 11/29/2003 FLORIDA 5 102 20.40 1

2003 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chris Rix 09/20/2003 COLORADO 39 30 394 0 10.10 2 Chris Rix 10/25/2003 WAKE FOREST 34 22 339 1 9.97 2 Chris Rix 11/01/2003 NOTRE DAME 31 17 327 3 10.55 3

2003 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 419 217 Points Per Game............. 32.2 16.7 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 52 23 TDs Rushing................. 20 7 TDs Passing................. 26 12 TDs Fumble Return........... 2 1 TDs Punt Return............. 2 0 TDs Interception............ 2 3 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 50-51 21-23 Kick........................ 50-51 20-21 Pass........................ 0- 0 0- 1 Run......................... 0- 0 1- 1 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 19-25 19-30 SAFETY........................ 0 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 278 218 Rushing..................... 116 77 Passing..................... 133 118 Penalty..................... 29 23 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1734 1552 Yards gained rushing........ 2096 1948 Yards lost rushing.......... 362 396 Rushing Attempts............ 469 472 Average Per Rush............ 3.7 3.3 Average Per Game............ 133.4 119.4 PASSING YARDAGE............... 3505 2768 Att-Comp-Int................ 438-249-13 449-247-15 Efficiency.................. 137.72 108.93 Average Per Pass............ 8.0 6.2 Average Per Catch........... 14.1 11.2 Average Per Game............ 269.6 212.9 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 5239 4320 Total Plays................. 907 921 Average Per Play............ 5.8 4.7 Average Per Game............ 403.0 332.3 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 40- 912 50-1072 Average Per Return.......... 22.8 21.4 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 41-456 27-144 Average Per Return.......... 11.1 5.3 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 15-258 13-322 Average Per Return.......... 17.2 24.8 FUMBLE RETURNS: #-YARDS....... 18- 68 12-102 Average Per Return.......... 3.8 8.5 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 29-12 28-18 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 91- 835 90- 770 Average Per Game............ 64.2 59.2 PUNTS-YARDS................... 61-2549 77-3029 Average Per Punt............ 41.8 39.3 Net punt average............ 39.4 33.4 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME....... 29:19 30:41 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 58-175 61-213 3rd-Down Pct................ .331 .286 4TH DOWN CONVERSIONS-4TH DOWN. 8-19 10-25 4th-Down Pct................ .421 .400 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 36-228 25-169 MISC YARDS.................... 68 102 ATTENDANCE.................... 498,895 399,247 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 6-83,149 6-66,541 ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD...... , Games-Avg Per Game.......... 1- , 0
 1st2nd3rd4th OT Total
Florida State
93
110
102
101
13
419
Opponents
53
69
54
34
7
217
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Greg Jones          13  144  655   37   618   4.3   7  53    47.5
Leon Washington      9   74  421   34   387   5.2   1  27    43.0
Lorenzo Booker      10   62  343    9   334   5.4   3  71t   33.4
Willie Reid         13   34  175   16   159   4.7   2  38    12.2
Chris Rix           13   89  309  179   130   1.5   5  38    10.0
B.J. Dean           11   20   61    0    61   3.1   1   9     5.5
James Coleman       13   12   37    0    37   3.1   0   9     2.8
Chris Davis         13    4   26   11    15   3.8   0  21     1.2
Marlon Napier        4    8   19    6    13   1.6   0  12     3.3
Craphonso Thorpe    11    3   21   10    11   3.7   0  13     1.0
Ryan Reynolds        6    4    7    0     7   1.8   1   3t    1.2
Lorne Sam           13    1    6    0     6   6.0   0   6     0.5
Fabian Walker        7    4    8    3     5   1.3   0   5     0.7
P.K. Sam            13    2    8    4     4   2.0   0   8     0.3
Wyatt Sexton         5    3    0   17   -17  -5.7   0   0    -3.4
 Team               13    5    0   36   -36  -7.2   0   0    -2.8

Total.........      13  469 2096  362  1734   3.7  20  71t  133.4
Opponents.....      13  472 1948  396  1552   3.3   7  49   119.4


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Chris Rix           13  137.93 382-216-13   .565 3107  23  79t  239.0
Fabian Walker        7  137.26  50- 30- 0   .600  342   3  71t   48.9
Wyatt Sexton         5  154.08   5-  3- 0   .600   56   0  45    11.2
 Team               13    0.00   1-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0     0.0

Total.........      13  137.72 438-249-13   .568 3505  26  79t  269.6
Opponents.....      13  108.93 449-247-15   .550 2768  12  81t  212.9


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Craphonso Thorpe    11  51   994  19.5  11  79t   90.4
P.K. Sam            13  50   735  14.7   5  67t   56.5
Chauncey Stovall    13  19   340  17.9   2  71t   26.2
Dominic Robinson    13  16   285  17.8   1  35t   21.9
Chris Davis         13  23   264  11.5   2  24    20.3
Willie Reid         13  20   189   9.4   1  43    14.5
Lorne Sam           13   4   102  25.5   0  45     7.8
Donnie Carter       13   5    99  19.8   1  50     7.6
Matt Henshaw        11   5    94  18.8   2  46     8.5
Leon Washington      9  10    90   9.0   0  18    10.0
Lorenzo Booker      10  19    86   4.5   0  20     8.6
Paul Irons          13   6    79  13.2   0  20     6.1
Greg Jones          13   9    52   5.8   0  16     4.0
B.J. Dean           11   4    30   7.5   0   9     2.7
Joey Kaleikini      13   2    27  13.5   1  15t    2.1
James Coleman       13   4    26   6.5   0  14     2.0
Robert Hallback      1   1     9   9.0   0   9     9.0
Marlon Napier        4   1     4   4.0   0   4     1.0

Total.........      13 249  3505  14.1  26  79t  269.6
Opponents.....      13 247  2768  11.2  12  81t  212.9


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Leon Washington      16  189  11.8  1  65t
Dominic Robinson     12  125  10.4  0  21 
Chris Davis          12  111   9.3  0  38 
Chauncey Davis        1   31  31.0  1  31t

Total.........       41  456  11.1  2  65t
Opponent......       27  144   5.3  0  17 


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Leroy Smith           3  122  40.7  1  90t
Pat Watkins           3   -8  -2.7  0   0 
Jerome Carter         2   38  19.0  0  30 
Stanford Samuels      2   30  15.0  0  30 
Antonio Cromartie     1   71  71.0  1  71t
B.J. Ward             1    4   4.0  0   4 
Eric Moore            1    1   1.0  0   1 
Rufus Brown           1    0   0.0  0   0 
Jeff Womble           1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       15  258  17.2  2  90t
Opponent......       13  322  24.8  3  58t


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Antonio Cromartie    24   568 23.7  0  62 
Leon Washington       8   197 24.6  0  77 
Willie Reid           3    80 26.7  0  45 
Craphonso Thorpe      2    62 31.0  0  43 
Donnie Carter         1     5  5.0  0   5 
Marcello Church       1     0  0.0  0   0 
Chad Canfield         1     0  0.0  0   0 

Total.........       40   912 22.8  0  77 
Opponent......       50  1072 21.4  0  63 


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
A.J. Nicholson        3   23   7.7  1  23t   1
B.J. Ward             2    3   1.5  0   3    0
Leroy Smith           2    0   0.0  0   0    0
Ray Piquion           2    0   0.0  0   0    0
Pat Watkins           1   25  25.0  1  25t   1
Rufus Brown           1   17  17.0  0  17    0
Bryant McFadden       1    0   0.0  0   0    3
Kendyll Pope          1    0   0.0  0   0    2
Travis Johnson        1    0   0.0  0   0    1
Eric Moore            1    0   0.0  0   0    1
Brodrick Bunkley      1    0   0.0  0   0    1
Kamerion Wimbley      1    0   0.0  0   0    1
Jeff Womble           1    0   0.0  0   0    0
Kevin Emanuel         0    0    .   0   .    4
Darnell Dockett       0    0    .   0   .    2
Stanford Samuels      0    0    .   0   .    2
Chauncey Davis        0    0    .   0   .    1
Allen Augustin        0    0    .   0   .    1
Michael Boulware      0    0    .   0   .    1
Jerome Carter         0    0    .   0   .    1
Sam McGrew            0    0    .   0   .    1
Ernie Sims            0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       18   68   3.8  2  25t  25
Opponent......       12  102   8.5  1  77t


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Xavier Beitia         0  19-25   50-51   0-0   0   0-0   0   0   107
Craphonso Thorpe     11   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    66
Greg Jones            7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Chris Rix             5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
P.K. Sam              5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Willie Reid           3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Lorenzo Booker        3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Leon Washington       2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Matt Henshaw          2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Chris Davis           2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Chauncey Stovall      2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Joey Kaleikini        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Dominic Robinson      1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Leroy Smith           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Donnie Carter         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
B.J. Dean             1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
A.J. Nicholson        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Pat Watkins           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Ryan Reynolds         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Chauncey Davis        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Antonio Cromartie     1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
====================================================================
FSU                  52  19-25   50-51   0-0   0   0-0   0   0   419
Opponent             23  19-30   20-21   1-1   0   0-1   0   0   217
Touchdowns
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Greg Jones
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Willie Reid
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Lorenzo Booker
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Leon Washington
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Matt Henshaw
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Chris Davis
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Chauncey Stovall
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Joey Kaleikini
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Pat Watkins
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.
Antonio Cromartie
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Fabian Walker
.
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
20
26
26
2
2
2
.
.
.
Opponents
7
12
12
3
1
.
.
.
.
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           13  471   130 3107  3237 249.0
Greg Jones          13  144   618    0   618  47.5
Leon Washington      9   74   387    0   387  43.0
Fabian Walker        7   54     5  342   347  49.6
Lorenzo Booker      10   62   334    0   334  33.4
Willie Reid         13   34   159    0   159  12.2
B.J. Dean           11   20    61    0    61   5.5
Wyatt Sexton         5    8   -17   56    39   7.8
James Coleman       13   12    37    0    37   2.8
Chris Davis         13    4    15    0    15   1.2
Marlon Napier        4    8    13    0    13   3.3
Craphonso Thorpe    11    3    11    0    11   1.0
Ryan Reynolds        6    4     7    0     7   1.2
Lorne Sam           13    1     6    0     6   0.5
P.K. Sam            13    2     4    0     4   0.3
 Team               13    6   -36    0   -36  -2.8

Total.........      13  907  1734 3505  5239 403.0
Opponent......      13  921  1552 2768  4320 332.3


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Xavier Beitia        19-25  .760  0- 0  9-10  4- 7  6- 8  0- 0 48
FG SEQUENCE Xavier Beitia
NORTH CAROLINA
(26), 41
MARYLAND
28
GEORGIA TECH
None
COLORADO
(20), (26), (27), (29)
DUKE
None
MIAMI
None
VIRGINIA
(34), (38), (47), (39), 38
WAKE FOREST
(48), (43)
NOTRE DAME
(40), (44), (22)
CLEMSON
40, (46)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
(36), (25), (24), 32
FLORIDA
(28)
MIAMI
39
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Jesse Stein         57 2401  42.1  58    8  11  16   1
Chris Hall           3  148  49.3  54    1   0   0   0
 Team                1    0   0.0   0    0   0   0   0

Total.........      61 2549  41.8  58    9  11  16   1
Opponent......      77 3029  39.3  65    1  16  20   1


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Craphonso Thorpe    11   11   994    0   62    0    0 1067  97.0
Leon Washington      9  387    90  189  197    0    0  863  95.9
P.K. Sam            13    4   735    0    0    0    0  739  56.8
Greg Jones          13  618    52    0    0    0    0  670  51.5
Antonio Cromartie   13    0     0    0  568   71    0  639  49.2
Willie Reid         13  159   189    0   80    0    0  428  32.9
Lorenzo Booker      10  334    86    0    0    0    0  420  42.0
Dominic Robinson    13    0   285  125    0    0    0  410  31.5
Chris Davis         13   15   264  111    0    0    0  390  30.0
Chauncey Stovall    13    0   340    0    0    0    0  340  26.2
Chris Rix           13  130     0    0    0    0    0  130  10.0
Leroy Smith         13    0     0    0    0  122    0  122   9.4
Lorne Sam           13    6   102    0    0    0    0  108   8.3
Donnie Carter       13    0    99    0    5    0    0  104   8.0
Matt Henshaw        11    0    94    0    0    0    0   94   8.5
B.J. Dean           11   61    30    0    0    0    0   91   8.3
Paul Irons          13    0    79    0    0    0    0   79   6.1
James Coleman       13   37    26    0    0    0    0   63   4.8
Jerome Carter       13    0     0    0    0   38    0   38   2.9
Chauncey Davis      13    0     0   31    0    0    0   31   2.4
Stanford Samuels    12    0     0    0    0   30    0   30   2.5
Joey Kaleikini      13    0    27    0    0    0    0   27   2.1
A.J. Nicholson      13    0     0    0    0    0   23   23   1.8
Pat Watkins         13    0     0    0    0   -8   25   17   1.3
Rufus Brown         13    0     0    0    0    0   17   17   1.3
Marlon Napier        4   13     4    0    0    0    0   17   4.3
Robert Hallback      1    0     9    0    0    0    0    9   9.0
Ryan Reynolds        6    7     0    0    0    0    0    7   1.2
B.J. Ward           13    0     0    0    0    4    3    7   0.5
Fabian Walker        7    5     0    0    0    0    0    5   0.7
Eric Moore          12    0     0    0    0    1    0    1   0.1
Wyatt Sexton         5  -17     0    0    0    0    0  -17  -3.4
 Team               13  -36     0    0    0    0    0  -36  -2.8

Total.........      13 1734  3505  456  912  258   68 6933 533.3
Opponent......      13 1552  2768  144 1072  322  102 5960 458.5


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Michael Boulware    13   78   33   111   4.0- 17.0    2.5- 15.0      .      4    2    .      1   .   .
Allen Augustin      13   52   30    82   7.0- 26.0    4.0- 22.0      .      2    4    .      1   .   .
B.J. Ward           13   40   40    80   3.0-  7.0       .          1-  4   6    .   2-  3   .   3   .
Jerome Carter       13   45   33    78   6.0- 14.0    0.5-  3.0     2- 38   2    2    .      1   .   .
Pat Watkins         13   45   17    62      .            .          3- -8   8    .   1- 25   1   .   .
Kendyll Pope        10   38   18    56   7.0- 26.0    3.0- 16.0      .      .    2   1-  0   2   .   .
A.J. Nicholson      13   36   19    55   3.0-  5.0       .           .      2    4   3- 23   1   .   .
Darnell Dockett     13   30   25    55  17.0- 42.0    1.5- 15.0      .      .   16    .      2   .   .
Ernie Sims          13   32   10    42   2.0-  5.0       .           .      2    3    .      1   .   .
Stanford Samuels    12   31    9    40   2.0-  4.0    0.5-  3.0     2- 30  11    2    .      2   .   .
Jeff Womble         11   18   22    40   6.0- 15.0    1.0-  8.0     1-  0   .    8   1-  0   .   .   .
Kamerion Wimbley    13   30    8    38   7.0- 33.0    2.5- 16.0      .      2    7   1-  0   1   .   .
Brodrick Bunkley    13   19   19    38   8.0- 16.0    1.5- 11.0      .      2    5   1-  0   1   .   .
Travis Johnson      13   17   19    36   3.0- 10.0    0.5-  7.0      .      .    8   1-  0   1   .   .
Kevin Emanuel       13   26    8    34  10.0- 30.0    3.0- 15.0      .      2   14    .      4   .   .
Leroy Smith         13   25    7    32      .            .          3-122   7    .   2-  0   .   .   .
Bryant McFadden     12   23    5    28   1.0-  2.0       .           .      9    .   1-  0   3   .   .
Kyler Hall          13   18   10    28   1.0-  8.0       .           .      4    .    .      .   .   .
Eric Moore          12   21    4    25  12.0- 55.0    7.5- 48.0     1-  1   4   15   1-  0   1   .   .
Claudius Osei       13   20    5    25      .            .           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Charles Howard      13   11   13    24   6.0- 37.0    4.0- 34.0      .      .    7    .      .   .   .
Rufus Brown         13   18    4    22   3.0-  8.0       .          1-  0   6    .   1- 17   .   .   .
Antonio Cromartie   13   17    2    19      .            .          1- 71   2    .    .      .   .   .
Sam McGrew          13   13    6    19   2.0-  8.0    1.0-  4.0      .      .    1    .      1   .   .
Chauncey Davis      13   14    4    18   8.0- 26.0    2.0-  8.0      .      4    9    .      1   1   .
Ray Piquion         13    7    9    16   1.0-  2.0       .           .      1    1   2-  0   .   .   .
Marcello Church     13    9    4    13      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Anthony Bredwood    13    4    1     5      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Buster Davis         7    4    1     5   1.0-  1.0       .           .      .    1    .      .   .   .
Kasey Anderson      13    3    2     5      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Clifton Dickson      6    .    4     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Xavier Beitia       13    2    1     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Darrell Burston      5    3    .     3   1.0- 12.0    1.0- 12.0      .      .    3    .      .   .   .
Leon Washington      9    1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Nate Hardage         3    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Gerard Ross         13    2    .     2      .            .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
 Team               13    1    .     1   1.0-  1.0    1.0-  1.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Alex Barron         13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
David Castillo      13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Paul Irons          13    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
B.J. Dean           11    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bobby Meeks         11    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chris Davis         13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lorenzo Booker      10    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Greg Jones          13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
P.K. Sam            13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chris Bradwell            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Eric Broe                 .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chad Canfield        1    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Brett Cimorelli           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dennis Disbrow            .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Matt Heinz                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jhermaine McAroy          .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Marlon Napier        4    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chris Rix           13    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dominic Robinson    13    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Brian Ross                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lorne Sam           13    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chauncey Stovall    13    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Craphonso Thorpe    11    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Torrance Washington       .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ray Willis                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Donnie Carter       13    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
James Coleman       13    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chris Hall                .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Matt Henshaw        11    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Myles Hodish              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Willie Jones              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ron Lunford               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Matt Meinrod              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Willie Reid         13    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Wyatt Sexton         5    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chase Goggans             .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Robert Hallback      1    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mario Henderson           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mikhal Kornegay           .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Cory Niblock              .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
D.J. Norris               .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  UNC     UMd     GT      UC      DU      UM      UVa     WF      ND      CU      NCS     UF      UM      
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Chris Anderson                0- 0                                                                                                   
33  Kasey Anderson                6- 0          xx                      xx                              xx      xx      xx              xx
40  Allen Augustin               13-13  D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB 
70  Alex Barron                  13-12  O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-LT    O-LT    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-ST    O-LT    xx
47  Xavier Beitia                13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
28  Lorenzo Booker               11- 0  xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
98  Alex Boston                   0- 0                                                                                                   
58  Michael Boulware             13-13  D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-OLB   D-OLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB 
93  Chris Bradwell                0- 0                                                                                                   
42  Anthony Bredwood              6- 0          xx                      xx                              xx      xx              xx      xx
65  Eric Broe                     3- 2                          O-RG    O-RG    xx                                                       
 7  Rufus Brown                  13- 2  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      D-CB    D-RCB 
52  Brodrick Bunkley             13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
92  Darrell Burston               3- 0                          xx      xx                      xx                                       
49  Chad Canfield                 4- 0                                                                  xx      xx              xx      xx
88  Donnie Carter                12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx
23  Jerome Carter                13-13  D-RV    D-RV    D-RV    D-ROV   D-ROV   D-RV    D-RV    D-RV    D-RV    D-ROV   D-RV    D-RV    D-RV  
63  David Castillo               13-13  O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C   
39  Marcello Church              10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx                              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
49  Brett Cimorelli               0- 0                                                                                                   
36  James Coleman                13- 3  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-FB    O-FB    O-FB  
13  Antonio Cromartie            13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
51  Buster Davis                  3- 0                                  xx                              xx      xx                       
94  Chauncey Davis               13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
 5  Chris Davis                  13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
35  B.J. Dean                    11-10  O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    O-FB                    xx
97  Clifton Dickson               2- 0                                  xx                              xx                               
57  Dennis Disbrow                0- 0                                                                                                   
45  Darnell Dockett              13-13  D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT  
12  David Eddy                    0- 0                                                                                                   
90  Kevin Emanuel                13-13  D-LDE   D-LDE   D-LDE   D-DE    D-DE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LDE   D-LDE   D-DE    D-LE  
80  De'Cody Fagg                  0- 0                                                                                                   
96  Andre Fluellen                0- 0                                                                                                   
67  John Frady                    9- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                               
37  Chase Goggans                 0- 0                                                                                                   
48  Chris Hall                    3- 0          xx              xx      xx                                                               
41  Kyler Hall                   13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
83  Robert Hallback               1- 0                                  xx                                                               
46  Nate Hardage                  1- 0                                  xx                                                               
57  Matt Heinz                    0- 0                                                                                                   
75  Mario Henderson              11- 1  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx      O-ST  
60  Andrew Henry-Kennon           4- 0                                  xx                              xx                      xx      xx
14  Matt Henshaw                  6- 0          xx                                              xx      xx      xx              xx      xx
76  Myles Hodish                  0- 0                                                                                                   
59  Charles Howard                8- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx                              xx      xx              xx      xx
38  Paul Irons                   13-13  O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE  
87  Geondrell Jackson             0- 0                                                                                                   
99  Travis Johnson               13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
 6  Greg Jones                   13-13  O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB  
29  Willie Jones                  0- 0                                                                                                   
86  Joey Kaleikini               11- 0  xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx
42  Anthony Kelly                 0- 0                                                                                                   
20  Mikhal Kornegay               1- 0                          xx                                                                       
    Brian Kuhn                    0- 0                                                                                                   
72  Ron Lunford                  12- 3  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-TG    O-TG    O-TG    xx              xx      xx
33  Jhermaine McAroy              0- 0                                                                                                   
 8  Bryant McFadden              13-10  D-LC    D-LC    D-LC    D-CB    D-CB    D-LC    D-LC    D-LC    D-LCB   xx      D-LC    xx      xx
44  Sam McGrew                   12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx
78  Aubrey McPhadden              0- 0                                                                                                   
73  Bobby Meeks                   9- 8  O-TG    O-TG    O-TG                    O-TG                    xx      O-TG    O-TG    O-RG    O-TG  
64  Matt Meinrod                 13-13  O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-LG    O-LG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-SG    O-LG    O-SG  
55  Eric Moore                   13-13  D-RDE   D-RDE   D-RDE   D-DE    D-DE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RDE   D-RDE   D-DE    D-RE  
22  Marlon Napier                 4- 0                          xx      xx                      xx      xx                               
62  Cory Niblock                 10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                              xx
54  A.J. Nicholson               13- 3  xx      xx      xx      D-OLB   D-OLB   xx      xx      xx      D-WLB   xx      xx      xx      xx
82  D.J. Norris                   0- 0                                                                                                   
38  Zach Oller                    0- 0                                                                                                   
27  Claudius Osei                11- 0  xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
79  David Overmyer                0- 0                                                                                                   
56  Ray Piquion                  12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx
 9  Kendyll Pope                 11-10  D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   xx              D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB           D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB 
18  Randy Reed                    0- 0                                                                                                   
43  Gordy Reid                    5- 0                                  xx                              xx      xx              xx      xx
26  Willie Reid                  12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
30  Ryan Reynolds                 3- 0          xx              xx      xx                                                               
16  Chris Rix                    13-13  O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB  
21  Dominic Robinson             12- 2  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              O-FLK   O-FL  
71  Brian Ross                    0- 0                                                                                                   
11  Gerard Ross                   7- 0          xx                      xx      xx                      xx      xx              xx      xx
18  Lorne Sam                     7- 0  xx                      xx      xx              xx              xx                      xx      xx
 4  P.K. Sam                     13-13  O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE    O-SE  
10  Stanford Samuels             13-12  D-RC    D-RC    D-RC    D-CB    D-CB    D-RC    D-RC    D-RC    xx      D-RCB   D-RC    D-CB    D-LCB 
89  Brian Sawyer                 12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx
19  Wyatt Sexton                  3- 0  xx                              xx                              xx                               
80  Joslin Shaw                   0- 0                                                                                                   
34  Ernie Sims                   12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx
32  Leroy Smith                  13- 2  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      D-RCB   D-LCB   xx      xx      xx
85  Jesse Stein                  13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
15  Chauncey Stovall             13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
57  Edgar Ter-Organessian         0- 0                                                                                                   
 1  Craphonso Thorpe             11-11  O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FL    O-FL    O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK   O-FLK            
12  Fabian Walker                 7- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx                       
24  B.J. Ward                    13-12  D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    xx
 3  Leon Washington              12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
20  Torrance Washington           1- 0                                                                  xx                               
22  Pat Watkins                  13- 1  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      D-FS  
83  Dwight Williams               0- 0                                                                                                   
31  Roger Williams                0- 0                                                                                                   
77  Ray Willis                   13-13  O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-RT    O-RT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-TT    O-RT    O-TT  
95  Kamerion Wimbley             13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
91  Jeff Womble                  13-13  D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG  

FLORIDA STATE 37, NORTH CAROLINA 0

08/30/2003, CHAPEL HILL, NC

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CHAPEL HILL, NC - The Florida State fans chanted his name and Bobby Bowden was more than happy to tip his cap as he left Kenan Stadium under vastly different circumstances this time.

Chris Rix ran for a pair of short touchdowns and threw for another score as the 13th-ranked Seminoles returned to the scene of their worst regular-season loss in 16 years and beat North Carolina 37-0 Saturday night.

"I hope this shows a different mentality and a different strain of leadership," Bowden said following a pair of average seasons for the powerhouse program.

The Florida State offense, dominated by its defense in spring and fall scrimmages, rolled up 301 yards and 18 first downs in the opening 30 minutes to build a nice working margin.

The Seminoles finished with 29 first downs and 553 yards of total offense as North Carolina was shut out in a season opener for the first time since 1966.

"This is more like it," Bowden said after 8-4 and 9-5 seasons helped knock the Seminoles out of this year's list of preseason title contenders. "I won't say we're back, but just compare this to last year."

Rix had four turnovers in an embarrassing 41-9 loss to the Tar Heels here in 2001 - his third career start and the program's most lopsided regular-season loss since Auburn beat the Seminoles 59-27 in 1985.

But two years later, Rix secured his spot as FSU's starting quarterback by playing a near flawless game. He completed 11 of his first 12 passes with a pair of 1-yard scoring runs in the opening half and a 7-yard TD pass late in the third quarter.

"You can gauge a quarterback by us only punting twice," Bowden said. "That means you're keeping the football. He did excellent."

The junior finished 17-of-26 for 232 yards as Bowden won his 333rd game while improving to 26-2 in openers at FSU.

"Rix was excellent with his reads," wide receiver Craphonso Thorpe said. "He was patient. He let the play unfold. He let everything happen for us."

North Carolina showed its fans little improvement on defense - the team's sore spot during last year's 3-9 record.

The Seminoles' gameplan was to spread out the Tar Heels and use their speed. It worked from the start as Rix was able to hit receivers or running backs with swing passes or short routes that turned into big gains.

"The play calling was great and it put us in good situations and the line exceeded expectations," Rix said. "The guys who were here (in 2001) remembered how it felt and our goal was to make sure that didn't happen again and we walked off this field with a convincing victory.

"We showed glimpses of being back, but we're not going to get comfortable now," he added. "This was a start and we showed what we can do when we play together."

Florida State averaged 10.4 yards a play in the first quarter as Greg Jones, coming off knee surgery, scored on a 5-yard run to open the scoring. Less than two minutes later, a 43-yard pass by Rix set up his first short keeper.

Freshman Lorenzo Booker, a nice complement to the powerful Jones, showed off his speed and cutback ability on the first play of the second quarter, racing 21 yards for his first career TD and a 21-0 lead.

Rix then capped a 79-yard drive with a 1-yard sneak 1:08 before halftime.

Florida State's new offensive line looked impressive as the Seminoles rushed for 236 yards.

"Even though this was our first game we felt it was a statement game," Jones said.

The highlight of the ground attack came late in the first quarter when Jones bulled over all-ACC defensive back Dexter Reid when he lowered his shoulder, knocking off Reid's helmet at the tail end of a 21-yard rush.

North Carolina's only scoring chance of the first half came on field goal attempts, but Dan Orner was wide right from 51 and 37 yards.

The loss was the Tar Heels' seventh straight at Kenan Stadium, tying a school record for consecutive home defeats set in 1987-88.

"The team we played has got some awesome athletes," UNC coach John Bunting said. "They have the players that I want to recruit."

Florida State's deep running back corps was dealt a blow when Leon Washington was lost with a dislocated right elbow injury while returning a punt in the first quarter.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
14
13
10
0
37
NORTH CAROLINA
0
0
0
0
0

1st   7- 0  Greg Jones, 5, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 9:14 
     14- 0  Chris Rix, 1, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 7:23 
     14- 0  Opp, 51, field goal failed, 2:53 
2nd  21- 0  Lorenzo Booker, 21, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 14:53
     21- 0  Opp, 37, field goal failed, 6:08 
     27- 0  Chris Rix, 1, run (Xavier Beitia, kick blocked), 1:08 
3rd  34- 0  Chris Davis, 7, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 3:38 
     37- 0  Xavier Beitia, 26, field goal, 1:54 
4th  37- 0  Xavier Beitia, 41, field goal failed, 11:27


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 29 17 Rushes-yards 42-236 27- 72 Passing 317 223 Att-Comp-Int 37-24-0 47-27-2 Total Yards 79-553 74-295 Punt Returns 3-37 1-10 Kickoff Returns 1-13 0-0 Interception Ret. 2--8 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 3-46.7 6-43.0 Sacks By-Yds 1-7 2-15 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1 Penalties-Yds 4-35 4-42 3rd Down Conversions 6-13 5-18 4th Down Conversions 0-1 2-4 Time of Posession 30:26 29:34 Attendance 59,800 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lorenzo Booker 11- 87 Greg Jones 8- 59 Willie Reid 9- 48 Leon Washington 1- 27 Chris Rix 7- 13 B.J. Dean 2- 11 James Coleman 1- 2 Wyatt Sexton 1- -1 P.K. Sam 1- -4 Chris Davis 1- -6 Receiving Craphonso Thorpe 7- 83 Willie Reid 3- 50 Lorenzo Booker 4- 45 Lorne Sam 1- 45 Chris Davis 4- 39 Paul Irons 1- 18 Greg Jones 1- 13 Leon Washington 1- 11 P.K. Sam 1- 8 James Coleman 1- 5 Passing Chris Rix 26-17-0-232 Wyatt Sexton 3- 2-0- 47 Fabian Walker 8- 5-0- 38 Punt Return Chris Davis 1- 38 Leon Washington 1- 0 Dominic Robinson 1- -1 Kickoff Return Leon Washington 1- 13 Punting Jesse Stein 3- 140 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jerome Carter 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 3 2 5 . . 1- -8 . . . . . . B.J. Ward 3 2 5 . . . . . . 1 . . Michael Boulware 3 2 5 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett 3 1 4 1.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Allen Augustin 1 3 4 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 2 1 3 . . 1- 0 2 . . . . . Kevin Emanuel 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Ray Piquion 2 . 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Rufus Brown 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kendyll Pope 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Leroy Smith 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Eric Moore . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . 1 . . Antonio Cromartie 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Claudius Osei 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley . 1 1 0.5- 3.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . Chauncey Davis . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Travis Johnson . 1 1 0.5- 4.0 0.5- 4.0 . . . . . . . Sam McGrew . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Paul Irons . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FLK   1  Craphonso Thorpe
SE    4  P.K. Sam
TB    6  Greg Jones
QB   16  Chris Rix
FB   35  B.J. Dean
TE   38  Paul Irons
C    63  David Castillo
SG   64  Matt Meinrod
ST   70  Alex Barron
TG   73  Bobby Meeks
TT   77  Ray Willis
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LC    8  Bryant McFadden
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
RC   10  Stanford Samuels
RV   23  Jerome Carter
FS   24  B.J. Ward
MLB  40  Allen Augustin
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
RDE  55  Eric Moore
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
LDE  90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Leon Washington
 5  Chris Davis
 7  Rufus Brown
12  Fabian Walker
13  Antonio Cromartie
15  Chauncey Stovall
18  Lorne Sam
19  Wyatt Sexton
21  Dominic Robinson
22  Pat Watkins
26  Willie Reid
27  Claudius Osei
28  Lorenzo Booker
32  Leroy Smith
34  Ernie Sims
36  James Coleman
39  Marcello Church
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Kyler Hall
44  Sam McGrew
47  Xavier Beitia
52  Brodrick Bunkley
54  A.J. Nicholson
56  Ray Piquion
62  Cory Niblock
67  John Frady
72  Ron Lunford
75  Mario Henderson
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
88  Donnie Carter
89  Brian Sawyer
94  Chauncey Davis
95  Kamerion Wimbley
99  Travis Johnson

FLORIDA STATE 35, MARYLAND 10

09/06/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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TALLAHASSEE, FL - Greg Jones ran for two touchdowns and Chris Rix passed for two more Saturday night as No. 11 Florida State wiped out an early 10-point deficit and defeated Maryland 35-10.

Florida State (2-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) is now 14-0 against Maryland. The 35 points were the fewest Florida State has scored in seven home wins over Maryland.

Jones broke free for a 44-yard touchdown run with 11:29 left in the first half to give the Seminoles a 14-10 lead. On a third-and-two, the 240-pound Jones took a pitch, broke to the right sideline and outran Maryland's defenders.

The run pushed Jones past 2,000 yards for his career, making him only the ninth Florida State player to surpass that milestone.

The victory was coach Bobby Bowden's 334th, leaving him just three behind all-time leader Joe Paterno of Penn State among Division IA coaches. He also tied former Virginia coach George Welsh for the most ACC wins with 85.

Jones scored his second touchdown on a 1-yard run to culminate a 99-yard drive that gave the Seminoles a 21-10 lead with 5:38 left in the half. A 67-yard pass from Rix to P.K. Sam was the big play on the nine-play scoring drive.

Sam later caught a 34-yard touchdown pass that gave Florida State a 28-10 lead in the final seconds of the third quarter. Willie Reid's 2-yard TD run completed the scoring.

Maryland (0-2, 0-1 ACC) started fast but couldn't sustain anything offensively against Florida State's speedy defense, which hasn't allowed a touchdown this season.

The Terrapins managed only 197 total yards, and quarterback Scott McBrien, who spent most of his night scrambling under pressure, completed only 6 of 18 passes for 61 yards.

D'Qwell Jackson intercepted Rix on Florida State's first offensive play and ricocheted off two would-be Seminole tacklers to maintain his balance on a 58-yard scoring return that gave Maryland a 7-0 lead less than two minutes into the game.

Jackson also blocked a field goal try by Florida State's Xavier Beitia when Maryland held an early 10-7 lead.

Maryland took a 10-0 lead on a 44-yard field goal by Nick Novak before Florida State scored on an 18-yard pass from Rix to Craphanso Thorpe.

In a schedule quirk, Florida State opens the season with three straight league games and already has a leg up on Maryland and North Carolina State - two teams thought to be ACC contenders this season. Wake Forest upset N.C. State 34-24 Saturday.

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

1st   0- 7  Opp, 58, interception return (kick), 13:06
      0-10  Opp, 44, field goal, 10:06
      7-10  Craphonso Thorpe, 18, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 7:28 
      7-10  Xavier Beitia, 28, field goal blocked, 5:11 
2nd  14-10  Greg Jones, 44, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 11:29
     21-10  Greg Jones, 1, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 5:38 
3rd  28-10  P.K. Sam, 34, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 0:07 
4th  35-10  Willie Reid, 2, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 9:06 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 13 Rushes-yards 46-196 31- 73 Passing 231 124 Att-Comp-Int 30-17-1 31-14-1 Total Yards 76-427 62-197 Punt Returns 4-24 4-31 Kickoff Returns 2-32 5-97 Interception Ret. 1-32 1-58 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 7-42.7 7-43.7 Sacks By-Yds 3-20 2-17 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 3-2 Penalties-Yds 10-81 6-55 3rd Down Conversions 7-16 3-14 4th Down Conversions 1-1 1-2 Time of Posession 33:53 26:07 Attendance 82,885 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Greg Jones 14- 88 Lorenzo Booker 7- 42 Willie Reid 8- 30 Chris Rix 8- 15 James Coleman 2- 11 P.K. Sam 1- 8 B.J. Dean 3- 5 Ryan Reynolds 2- 3 Team 1- -6 Receiving P.K. Sam 3- 113 Craphonso Thorpe 5- 56 Chris Davis 3- 25 Chauncey Stovall 2- 16 Willie Reid 2- 9 Matt Henshaw 1- 9 Donnie Carter 1- 3 Passing Chris Rix 29-16-1-228 Fabian Walker 1- 1-0- 3 Punt Return Dominic Robinson 2- 20 Chris Davis 2- 4 Kickoff Return Willie Reid 1- 18 Antonio Cromartie 1- 14 Punting Jesse Stein 6- 245 Chris Hall 1- 54 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Boulware 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 2 3 5 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Claudius Osei . 5 5 . . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Eric Moore 2 2 4 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . 1 . . . . . Kendyll Pope 2 2 4 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Antonio Cromartie 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett 1 2 3 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel . 3 3 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . B.J. Ward . 3 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Sam McGrew 2 . 2 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley 2 . 2 . . . . . . 1 . . Kamerion Wimbley 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Jeff Womble . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Jerome Carter . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Leroy Smith 1 . 1 . . 1- 32 . . . . . . Chauncey Davis 1 . 1 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . 1 . . Charles Howard 1 . 1 1.0- 10.0 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . Ray Piquion 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Xavier Beitia 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Bredwood 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Allen Augustin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Gerard Ross . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Pat Watkins . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Kasey Anderson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FLK   1  Craphonso Thorpe
SE    4  P.K. Sam
TB    6  Greg Jones
QB   16  Chris Rix
FB   35  B.J. Dean
TE   38  Paul Irons
C    63  David Castillo
SG   64  Matt Meinrod
ST   70  Alex Barron
TG   73  Bobby Meeks
TT   77  Ray Willis
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LC    8  Bryant McFadden
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
RC   10  Stanford Samuels
RV   23  Jerome Carter
FS   24  B.J. Ward
MLB  40  Allen Augustin
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
RDE  55  Eric Moore
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
LDE  90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Leon Washington
 5  Chris Davis
 7  Rufus Brown
11  Gerard Ross
12  Fabian Walker
13  Antonio Cromartie
14  Matt Henshaw
15  Chauncey Stovall
21  Dominic Robinson
22  Pat Watkins
26  Willie Reid
27  Claudius Osei
28  Lorenzo Booker
30  Ryan Reynolds
32  Leroy Smith
33  Kasey Anderson
34  Ernie Sims
36  James Coleman
39  Marcello Church
41  Kyler Hall
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  Anthony Bredwood
44  Sam McGrew
47  Xavier Beitia
48  Chris Hall
52  Brodrick Bunkley
54  A.J. Nicholson
56  Ray Piquion
59  Charles Howard
62  Cory Niblock
67  John Frady
72  Ron Lunford
75  Mario Henderson
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
88  Donnie Carter
89  Brian Sawyer
94  Chauncey Davis
95  Kamerion Wimbley
99  Travis Johnson

FLORIDA STATE 14, GEORGIA TECH 13

09/13/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said he had no idea how his 10th-ranked Seminoles managed to beat Georgia Tech on Saturday night.

"It was like checkers (and) they were a jump ahead of us," Bowden said after his team scored two touchdowns in the final 7:09 for a 14-13 victory. "They did a better job of anticipating what we were going to do than we did of what they were going to do."

Chris Rix shook off two interceptions to run for one touchdown and pass for another as the Seminoles avoided becoming Georgia Tech's second upset victim in as many weeks.

Georgia Tech (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) defeated Auburn 17-3 a week ago and was on the verge of its first ACC victory in a dozen tries against the Seminoles.

"It hurts," Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said. "Anytime you get that kind of effort and come up short, it hurts. There is no moral victory."

Georgia Tech's P.J. Daniels ran 47 yards for touchdown and Dan Burnett kicked two field goals as the Yellow Jackets built a 13-0 lead midway through the fourth quarter in hopes of pulling off their second big upset in as many weeks.

Reuben Houston's leaping interception of Rix's pass intended for Craphanso Thorpe in the end zone snuffed out the Seminoles first scoring threat of the game early in the fourth quarter and set up Daniels scoring run - the first touchdown allowed this season by Florida State.

Dawan Landry's interception of another Rix pass ended Florida State's first offensive threat of the game early in the third quarter.

Rix's 5-yard touchdown pass to P.K. Sam, and Xavier Beitia's extra point put Florida State ahead with 2:57 left.

"They finally wore us down," Gailey said.

"It ain't over until zero on the clock," Florida State tackle Darnell Dockett said. "We take this as a lesson learned."

The Seminoles (3-0, 3-0 ACC) averted their first home shutout in Bowden's 28 seasons when Rix scored on a 3-yard run with 7:09 left to pull to within 13-7.

"It doesn't seem like we won," Bowden said. "It was 54 minutes of getting beat and 6 minutes of winning."

Georgia Tech freshman quarterback Reggie Ball, who was sacked six times, threw a pass that was intercepted by Pat Watkins at the Seminoles 20 with 29 seconds left to seal the victory.

Florida State allowed Georgia Tech only 69 yards offense and three first downs in the second half.

The Yellow Jackets had Florida State bamboozled most of the first half, running 42 plays to only 15 for the Seminoles. Tech had the ball for 23:06, compared to Florida State's 6:54.

But Georgia Tech lost a great scoring opportunity in the first quarter when it failed to score on four running plays from the Florida State two.

Florida State's lone first down in the half came on a penalty.

Florida State fumbled on the first play of the game, a 16-yard reverse run by Thorpe that accounted for all but 10 of its yards by halftime.

Burnett's field goals - covering 35 and 45 yards - gave Georgia Tech a 6-0 halftime lead as Florida State fans booed the Seminoles off the field at the break.

The victory leaves Bowden as the most winning coach in ACC play with 86 career conference victories, one more than former Virginia coach George Welsh. Florida State is 12-0 against Georgia Tech since joining the league in 1992.

Bowden, second on the Division I-A victory list, has 335 - just two less than Penn State's Joe Paterno.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
GEORGIA TECH
0
6
0
7
13
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
14
14

2nd   0- 3  Opp, 35, field goal, 14:10
      0- 6  Opp, 45, field goal, 7:49 
4th   0-13  Opp, 47, run (kick), 12:26
      7-13  Chris Rix, 3, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 7:09 
     14-13  P.K. Sam, 5, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 2:57 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 15 Rushes-yards 32- 91 39-112 Passing 160 128 Att-Comp-Int 30-15-2 25-12-1 Total Yards 62-251 64-240 Punt Returns 3-36 2-19 Kickoff Returns 4-132 2-38 Interception Ret. 1-0 2-73 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 5-40.6 5-43.6 Sacks By-Yds 6-43 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-2 Penalties-Yds 8-90 7-56 3rd Down Conversions 3-11 5-17 4th Down Conversions 1-2 1-3 Time of Posession 26:28 33:32 Attendance 82,133 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Chris Rix 8- 41 Willie Reid 5- 21 Craphonso Thorpe 1- 16 Greg Jones 14- 13 James Coleman 2- 2 B.J. Dean 1- 1 Team 1- -3 Receiving P.K. Sam 3- 43 Craphonso Thorpe 4- 34 Chauncey Stovall 2- 33 Dominic Robinson 1- 26 Greg Jones 1- 16 B.J. Dean 1- 6 Chris Davis 1- 6 Paul Irons 1- -1 Willie Reid 1- -3 Passing Chris Rix 30-15-2-160 Punt Return Dominic Robinson 2- 34 Chris Davis 1- 2 Kickoff Return Antonio Cromartie 3- 89 Craphonso Thorpe 1- 43 Punting Jesse Stein 5- 203 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Allen Augustin 3 8 11 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Michael Boulware 5 3 8 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . 1 . . . . . Kendyll Pope 1 5 6 1.5- 8.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Leroy Smith 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Eric Moore 2 2 4 1.5- 13.0 1.5- 13.0 . 1 . 1- 0 1 . . Jerome Carter 2 2 4 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel 1 2 3 1.5- 5.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . 1 . . Darnell Dockett . 3 3 0.5- 6.0 0.5- 6.0 . . . . . . . Rufus Brown . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 1 1 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . B.J. Ward . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Travis Johnson 1 . 1 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Marcello Church 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Greg Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . David Castillo 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Charles Howard 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall 1 . 1 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . . Chauncey Davis . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Womble . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Antonio Cromartie . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FLK   1  Craphonso Thorpe
SE    4  P.K. Sam
TB    6  Greg Jones
QB   16  Chris Rix
FB   35  B.J. Dean
TE   38  Paul Irons
C    63  David Castillo
SG   64  Matt Meinrod
ST   70  Alex Barron
TG   73  Bobby Meeks
TT   77  Ray Willis
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LC    8  Bryant McFadden
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
RC   10  Stanford Samuels
RV   23  Jerome Carter
FS   24  B.J. Ward
MLB  40  Allen Augustin
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
RDE  55  Eric Moore
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
LDE  90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Leon Washington
 5  Chris Davis
 7  Rufus Brown
13  Antonio Cromartie
15  Chauncey Stovall
21  Dominic Robinson
22  Pat Watkins
26  Willie Reid
32  Leroy Smith
34  Ernie Sims
36  James Coleman
39  Marcello Church
41  Kyler Hall
44  Sam McGrew
47  Xavier Beitia
##  NAME
-----------------------------
52  Brodrick Bunkley
54  A.J. Nicholson
56  Ray Piquion
59  Charles Howard
62  Cory Niblock
67  John Frady
72  Ron Lunford
75  Mario Henderson
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
88  Donnie Carter
89  Brian Sawyer
94  Chauncey Davis
95  Kamerion Wimbley
99  Travis Johnson

FLORIDA STATE 47, COLORADO 7

09/20/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State's weak running game was mere afterthought against Colorado.

Quarterback Chris Rix and receiver Craphonso Thorpe saw to that, combining on two long scoring plays in the 10th-ranked Seminoles' 47-7 victory Saturday.

"We couldn't hold up," Colorado coach Gary Barnett said. "They were a lot more talented then we were today, absolutely. And they played harder."

And the Colorado offense was suffocated through most of the game, managing its lone score on an 81-yard pass from Erik Greenberg to speedster Jeremy Bloom in the second quarter.

Although the Seminoles (4-0) couldn't get their running game untracked for the second straight week, Rix passed for a career-high 394 yards in three quarters, completing 30 of 39 attempts. Backup Fabian Walker added 64 yards as the Seminoles totaled 458 yards passing.

And Thorpe, who was nearly benched after a couple of critical drops in last week's 14-13 win over Georgia Tech, came up with the best game of his career.

"We got on him so bad this week he had to perform," coach Bobby Bowden said.

"He's got so much ability it's tough to get him excited sometimes," Rix said about the 6-2, 175-pound Thorpe.

The Atlantic Coast Conference 100 and 200-meter champion, Thorpe scored on passes of 56 and 37 yards and finished with 205 yards on eight catches - both career bests.

"I was getting a lot of single coverage out on the edges," Thorpe said. "Every time we came out of our breaks, the ball was right there."

P.K. Sam chipped in with a career-high 10 passes for 119 more yards as the Seminoles rolled up 551 yards offense compared to Colorado's 275.

"Hopefully by completing some long passes...we can get some room to run," Bowden said.

"We still don't have all the answers yet," said Bowden, whose team has outscored its first four opponents 133-30. "The key is to continue to get better."

The Seminoles visit Duke next weekend before an open date and Miami's visit Oct. 11.

Colorado has a week off before opening its Big 12 schedule Oct. 4 at Baylor.

"We have got to find some answers," Barnett said. "We just didn't tackle and we didn't block."

Colorado (2-2) managed only 39 yards in the second half and Greenberg, who finished 14-of-30 for 192 yards, was sacked four times. Brian Calhoun led Colorado with 118 yards on 21 carries.

Aside from an 81-yard touchdown pass, Greenberg spent most of his first collegiate start trying to avoid Florida State's pass rush led by end Kamerion Wimbley.

The 230-pound sophomore, Wimbley created havoc all afternoon for Colorado. He had a pair of sacks among his seven tackles, including four for losses and swatted down a pass, forced a fumble and recovered another fumble.

The Seminoles led just 10-7 in the second quarter before breaking the game open with 37 straight points.

Greg Jones scored on a 1-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter, and Chauncey Davis' 31-yard blocked punt return for a touchdown a minute later gave Florida State a 40-7 lead.

Ryan Reynolds, who began the season as the fifth-team tailback, scored his first career touchdown on a 3-yard run with 3:10 left to complete the scoring.

Beitia's three first half-field goals and Rix's 37-yard touchdown pass to Thorpe helped the Seminoles to a 16-7 lead.

Florida State took a 10-0 lead on the TD and Beitia's first field goal, a 20-yard chip shot.

Colorado pulled to 10-7 midway through the second quarter when Greenberg found Bloom at midfield and he outran the Seminoles secondary for an 81-yard scoring play.

Greenberg, who spent the last two years on a Mormon mission, started in place of Joel Klatt, who suffered a shoulder injury last week.

Xavier Beitia kicked four short field goals for Florida State while Colorado's Kevin Eberhart missed two field-goal attempts in the first half, from 42 and 22 yards.

Bowden has 336 career coaching wins - second all time to Penn State's Joe Paterno, who has 338, among Division I-A coaches.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
COLORADO
0
7
0
0
7
FLORIDA STATE
7
9
10
21
47

1st   0- 0  Opp, 22, field goal failed, 11:24
      7- 0  Craphonso Thorpe, 37, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 9:27 
2nd   7- 0  Opp, 42, field goal failed, 13:34
     10- 0  Xavier Beitia, 20, field goal, 8:19 
     10- 7  Opp, 81, pass (kick), 7:59 
     13- 7  Xavier Beitia, 26, field goal, 2:13 
     16- 7  Xavier Beitia, 27, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  19- 7  Xavier Beitia, 29, field goal, 12:33
     26- 7  Craphonso Thorpe, 66, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 6:05 
4th  33- 7  Greg Jones, 1, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 14:57
     40- 7  Chauncey Davis, 31, punt return/blocked punt (Xavier Beitia, kick), 13:41
            Note: Davis blocked the punt, picked the ball up at the 31  
                  and scored.                                           
     47- 7  Ryan Reynolds, 3, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 3:10 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 26 13 Rushes-yards 24- 93 38- 83 Passing 458 192 Att-Comp-Int 47-35-0 31-15-0 Total Yards 71-551 69-275 Punt Returns 6-57 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-19 5-102 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 4-46.3 9-38.6 Sacks By-Yds 6-34 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 4-2 Penalties-Yds 7-75 9-70 3rd Down Conversions 3-13 4-18 4th Down Conversions 2-3 0-1 Time of Posession 26:55 33:05 Attendance 83,294 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Willie Reid 4- 45 Greg Jones 9- 26 Chris Rix 5- 17 Marlon Napier 3- 11 Ryan Reynolds 2- 4 Craphonso Thorpe 1- -10 Receiving Craphonso Thorpe 8- 205 P.K. Sam 10- 119 Willie Reid 5- 39 Dominic Robinson 2- 27 Lorne Sam 1- 27 Chris Davis 3- 22 Greg Jones 3- 8 B.J. Dean 1- 6 Marlon Napier 1- 4 James Coleman 1- 1 Passing Chris Rix 39-30-0-394 Fabian Walker 7- 5-0- 64 Team 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Chauncey Davis 1- 31 Chris Davis 3- 14 Dominic Robinson 2- 12 Kickoff Return Craphonso Thorpe 1- 19 Punting Jesse Stein 8- 347 Chris Hall 1- 50 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kamerion Wimbley 6 2 8 4.0- 23.0 2.0- 13.0 . 1 . 1- 0 1 . . B.J. Ward 4 1 5 . . . 1 . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 2 3 5 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Bryant McFadden 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Allen Augustin 2 2 4 1.5- 7.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett 2 1 3 2.5- 7.0 . . . . . . . . Michael Boulware 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Eric Moore 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Kyler Hall 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Ray Piquion 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Charles Howard 2 . 2 2.0- 7.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Travis Johnson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Womble 1 . 1 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Darrell Burston 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel 1 . 1 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . 1 . . Antonio Cromartie 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Leroy Smith 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Jerome Carter 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Xavier Beitia 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Chauncey Davis . . . . . . 1 . . . 1 . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FL    1  Craphonso Thorpe
SE    4  P.K. Sam
TB    6  Greg Jones
QB   16  Chris Rix
FB   35  B.J. Dean
TE   38  Paul Irons
C    63  David Castillo
LG   64  Matt Meinrod
RG   65  Eric Broe
LT   70  Alex Barron
RT   77  Ray Willis
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    8  Bryant McFadden
CB   10  Stanford Samuels
ROV  23  Jerome Carter
FS   24  B.J. Ward
MLB  40  Allen Augustin
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
OLB  54  A.J. Nicholson
DE   55  Eric Moore
OLB  58  Michael Boulware
DE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Leon Washington
 5  Chris Davis
 7  Rufus Brown
 9  Kendyll Pope
12  Fabian Walker
13  Antonio Cromartie
15  Chauncey Stovall
18  Lorne Sam
20  Mikhal Kornegay
21  Dominic Robinson
22  Pat Watkins
22  Marlon Napier
26  Willie Reid
30  Ryan Reynolds
32  Leroy Smith
34  Ernie Sims
36  James Coleman
39  Marcello Church
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Kyler Hall
44  Sam McGrew
47  Xavier Beitia
48  Chris Hall
52  Brodrick Bunkley
56  Ray Piquion
59  Charles Howard
62  Cory Niblock
67  John Frady
72  Ron Lunford
75  Mario Henderson
85  Jesse Stein
88  Donnie Carter
89  Brian Sawyer
92  Darrell Burston
94  Chauncey Davis
95  Kamerion Wimbley
99  Travis Johnson

FLORIDA STATE 56, DUKE 7

09/27/2003, DURHAM, NC

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

DURHAM, NC - Chris Rix threw two touchdown passes and A.J. Nicholson and Antonio Cromartie added defensive touchdowns as No. 6 Florida State beat Duke 56-7 on Saturday night.

B.J. Ward blocked two field goals for the Seminoles (5-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who got rushing touchdowns from three players and improved to 12-0 in the series.

Chris Douglas had a 10-yard touchdown run in the first quarter for Duke (2-3, 0-2), which lost a record 27th straight ACC game.

Florida State scored touchdowns on its first three drives and took a 28-7 halftime lead.

The Seminoles widened their lead three plays into the second half in unusual fashion. Nicholson scooped up Mike Schneider's fumble at the Blue Devils 23, fumbled it en route to the end zone, but picked it up in stride and scored. He was credited with a 3-yard TD return for a 35-7 lead.

Cromartie added a 71-yard interception return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

Things won't get much easier for the Blue Devils. After winning two straight games for the first time in five years, they have lost two straight heading into a stretch that includes home games against Wake Forest and North Carolina State, and road games at Maryland and Tennessee. All four teams have been ranked this season.

The Seminoles had 157 yards on their first 15 plays, including a 53-yard run by Greg Jones and a 50-yard pass from Rix to Donnie Carter, en route to a 14-0 first-quarter lead.

On its first drive, Florida State marched 80 yards in five plays - keyed by Jones' big run - to take a 7-0 lead on a 6-yard run by B.J. Dean just 97 seconds into the game.

Florida State's next drive went 92 yards, ending with a 2-yard run from Jones with 6:30 left in the quarter. The Blue Devils aided that drive with a roughing-the-kicker penalty, giving the Seminoles a first down.

Duke responded with an 82-yard touchdown drive, ending with Douglas' 10-yard score that cut the deficit to 14-7 with 1:17 left in the quarter.

But Florida State wouldn't let Duke build any momentum. Cromartie returned the ensuing kickoff 62 yards, and the Seminoles pushed the lead to 21-7 on Willie Reid's 1-yard run on the first play of the second quarter.

Just before halftime, Rix completed a 43-yard TD pass to Craphonso Thorpe, who outjumped a defender to make a spectacular catch, for the 28-7 lead at the break.

Duke had its chances to keep the game close, but came up empty on two second-quarter drives. On the first, Ward blocked Brett Garber's 43-yard field-goal attempt. On the second, Schneider lost a fumbled to end a 53-yard drive. Ward also blocked Garber's 42-yard attempt in the third quarter.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
14
14
14
14
56
DUKE
7
0
0
0
7

1st   7- 0  B.J. Dean, 6, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 13:23
     14- 0  Greg Jones, 2, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 6:30 
     14- 7  Opp, 10, run (kick), 1:17 
2nd  21- 7  Willie Reid, 1, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 14:56
     21- 7  Opp, 43, field goal blocked by B.J. Ward, 10:28
     28- 7  Craphonso Thorpe, 43, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 0:57 
3rd  35- 7  A.J. Nicholson, 3, fumble recovery/return (Xavier Beitia, kick), 13:35
            Note: Kevin Emanuel forced a fumble which Nicolson picked up
                  at the 23. He ran to the 4 and fumbled, he picked the 
                  ball back up at the 3 and scored.                     
     35- 7  Opp, 42, field goal blocked by B.J. Ward, 12:18
     42- 7  Donnie Carter, 7, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 4:34 
4th  49- 7  Chauncey Stovall, 16, pass from Fabian Walker (Xavier Beitia, kick), 12:31
     56- 7  Antonio Cromartie, 71, interception return (Xavier Beitia, kick), 2:30 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 24 17 Rushes-yards 31- 96 45-106 Passing 328 169 Att-Comp-Int 34-22-0 34-15-1 Total Yards 65-424 79-275 Punt Returns 3-43 3-11 Kickoff Returns 1-62 6-192 Interception Ret. 1-71 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-23 2-0 Punts 4-43.3 5-44.2 Sacks By-Yds 4-28 6-35 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-2 Penalties-Yds 8-90 10-107 3rd Down Conversions 6-12 5-19 4th Down Conversions 1-1 1-4 Time of Posession 23:42 36:18 Attendance 24,370 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Greg Jones 8- 79 Willie Reid 8- 15 B.J. Dean 1- 6 Chris Rix 7- 6 Marlon Napier 2- 4 Fabian Walker 2- 2 Wyatt Sexton 2- -16 Receiving Dominic Robinson 3- 60 Donnie Carter 2- 57 Craphonso Thorpe 1- 43 Paul Irons 3- 42 P.K. Sam 4- 40 Chauncey Stovall 2- 28 Chris Davis 2- 28 Joey Kaleikini 1- 12 Lorne Sam 1- 6 Willie Reid 2- 3 Passing Chris Rix 25-16-0-274 Fabian Walker 7- 5-0- 45 Wyatt Sexton 2- 1-0- 9 Punt Return Chris Davis 2- 27 Dominic Robinson 1- 16 Kickoff Return Antonio Cromartie 1- 62 Punting Jesse Stein 3- 129 Chris Hall 1- 44 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ernie Sims 4 4 8 . . . . . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 2 5 7 0.5- 1.0 . . . . 2- 23 . . . Kevin Emanuel 6 1 7 2.0- 5.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . 2 . . Kamerion Wimbley 4 2 6 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Ray Piquion 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Chauncey Davis 4 . 4 2.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Jeff Womble 3 1 4 2.5- 10.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Michael Boulware 2 2 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Jerome Carter . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Antonio Cromartie 2 1 3 . . 1- 71 . . . . . . Leroy Smith 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett 2 1 3 1.5- 10.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Kyler Hall 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Charles Howard 2 . 2 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Claudius Osei 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Buster Davis 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Sam McGrew 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Xavier Beitia 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kasey Anderson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . B.J. Ward . 1 1 . . . . . . . 2 . Nate Hardage 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley . 1 1 0.5- 0.0 . . 1 . . . . . Gerard Ross . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Allen Augustin . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FL    1  Craphonso Thorpe
SE    4  P.K. Sam
TB    6  Greg Jones
QB   16  Chris Rix
FB   35  B.J. Dean
TE   38  Paul Irons
C    63  David Castillo
LG   64  Matt Meinrod
RG   65  Eric Broe
LT   70  Alex Barron
RT   77  Ray Willis
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    8  Bryant McFadden
CB   10  Stanford Samuels
ROV  23  Jerome Carter
FS   24  B.J. Ward
MLB  40  Allen Augustin
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
OLB  54  A.J. Nicholson
DE   55  Eric Moore
OLB  58  Michael Boulware
DE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 5  Chris Davis
 7  Rufus Brown
11  Gerard Ross
12  Fabian Walker
13  Antonio Cromartie
15  Chauncey Stovall
18  Lorne Sam
19  Wyatt Sexton
21  Dominic Robinson
22  Marlon Napier
22  Pat Watkins
26  Willie Reid
27  Claudius Osei
28  Lorenzo Booker
30  Ryan Reynolds
32  Leroy Smith
33  Kasey Anderson
34  Ernie Sims
36  James Coleman
41  Kyler Hall
42  Anthony Bredwood
43  Gordy Reid
44  Sam McGrew
##  NAME
-----------------------------
46  Nate Hardage
47  Xavier Beitia
48  Chris Hall
51  Buster Davis
52  Brodrick Bunkley
56  Ray Piquion
59  Charles Howard
60  Andrew Henry-Kennon
62  Cory Niblock
67  John Frady
72  Ron Lunford
75  Mario Henderson
83  Robert Hallback
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
88  Donnie Carter
89  Brian Sawyer
92  Darrell Burston
94  Chauncey Davis
95  Kamerion Wimbley
97  Clifton Dickson
99  Travis Johnson

MIAMI 22, FLORIDA STATE 14

10/11/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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TALLAHASSEE, FL - Jarrett Payton put on his dad's No. 34 Chicago Bears jersey before going to bed on the eve of his first college start.

He waited four years for this moment and it couldn't have been any sweeter.

Payton caught a 14-yard touchdown pass and ran for a career-high 97 yards, and No. 2 Miami forced five turnovers in a 22-14 win Saturday over No. 5 Florida State.

"I showed people today I can play in those big games," Payton said. "This is the most exciting day. I can't wait to get on the bus and call my mommy."

Payton's performance would have made his father, Walter, proud. The Hall of Fame running back died in 1999, his son's freshman year.

"He's with me all the time," Payton said. "I think he was very excited, too."

All signs pointed toward Florida State heading into its annual showdown with Miami.

The Seminoles (5-1) had four blowout wins, a dominating defense and the home-field advantage. The Hurricanes (6-0) were missing leading rusher Frank Gore and an underdog for just the second time in 38 games.

But the Hurricanes won behind an opportunistic defense. Sean Taylor intercepted two passes, returning one 50 yards for a score, and Miami built a 22-0 lead to win for the 40th time in 41 games.

"Our motto was, 'We're going to come in here and punch them in the mouth,'" Taylor said. "And we weren't going to stop punching them in the mouth."

Miami didn't need to rely on a missed field goal by Florida State this year; the Seminoles have lost four times since 1991 on a missed kick.

They made plenty of other mistakes. Florida State had a punt blocked, lost an accidental onside kick and turned the ball over five times in a stretch of seven possessions.

Instead of re-establishing itself as a national power, the Seminoles lost for the fourth straight time against the Hurricanes.

"I told the kids all week was that what will win this game are turnovers and the kicking game," coach Bobby Bowden said. "We turned the ball over five times and had a punt blocked. That's your story right there."

Bowden also missed a chance to tie Penn State's Joe Paterno with the most wins ever in Division I-A at 338.

Miami proved once again to be the best team in the state - having beaten Florida 38-33 last month - and showed it remains a major player for the national title.

The winner of this rivalry has played for the national championship 10 times since 1987, with Miami winning four titles and the Seminoles two.

"Not a lot of people actually gave us much of a chance," Miami coach Larry Coker said. "It just says a lot about our character."

Jon Peattie kicked three field goals, Kellen Winslow caught seven passes for 106 yards and the defense held Florida State to 61 yards rushing.

Payton gave Miami a potent running game after Gore's season ended with a knee injury last week.

Payton's career got off to a promising start when he ran for 262 yards as a freshman despite being distracted by the cancer that killed his father. Then a variety of injuries held him back until this year.

"Jarrett believes in himself," Coker said. "When he's had opportunities he's done well with it. For him to have a day like he had today was huge for his confidence and huge for our football team."

This year's meeting was sloppy despite being the first matchup with both teams in the Top 5 since 1993.

Each team turned the ball over five times in the rain - even Payton fumbled once - and the offenses struggled to move the ball on a field full of puddles that Bowden called the worst his team has ever played on.

"They have the confidence and the swagger," said Florida State quarterback Chris Rix, who threw two interceptions and lost two fumbles. "That's something that obviously we haven't accomplished."

Miami's Brock Berlin threw three interceptions, including one that set up Willie Reid's 18-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter to make it 22-7.

On the next possession, Winslow fumbled at the end of a 39-yard reception. The Seminoles then mounted an 18-play drive that ended on Rix's incompletion on fourth down from the 5.

Florida State's Chris Davis had a 17-yard touchdown catch on the last play in the final meeting between the schools before Miami joins the Seminoles in the ACC next season.

The game started with a good omen for Florida State when Peattie missed a 22-yard field goal - wide left, just as Xavier Beitia did at the end of last year's 28-27 Seminoles loss.

Nothing else went right for Florida State in the half.

On the next possession, Joel Stein got off a clean punt that was waved off because of a whistle that blew from the Miami section. Jarrell Weaver blocked the second try, setting up Peattie's 27-yard field goal.

Brian Monroe shanked the ensuing kickoff but even that worked for Miami. Darnell Jenkins raced down the sideline and caught the pop-up kick at the 33 for a most unusual onside kick recovery. Peattie then kicked a 22-yard field goal to make it 6-0.

After Taylor's first interception, Miami drove 75 yards, capped by Berlin's screen pass to Payton that made it 12-0.

Late in the half, Taylor intercepted a floater from Rix, ran down the sideline and hurdled a tackler on his way into the end zone for a 19-0 lead. It was Miami's eighth touchdown return this year.

After Rix fumbled to open the second half, Peattie kicked his third field goal.

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

1st   0- 0  Opp, 22, field goal failed, 8:20 
      0- 3  Opp, 27, field goal, 5:16 
      0- 6  Opp, 22, field goal, 3:17 
2nd   0-12  Opp, 14, pass (pass failed), 11:26
      0-19  Opp, 50, interception return (kick), 3:11 
3rd   0-22  Opp, 19, field goal, 11:26
      7-22  Willie Reid, 18, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 4:51 
4th  14-22  Chris Davis, 17, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 0:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 13 Rushes-yards 37- 61 34-131 Passing 235 181 Att-Comp-Int 42-20-2 15-28-3 Total Yards 79-296 49-312 Punt Returns 2-0 3-20 Kickoff Returns 4-66 2-37 Interception Ret. 3-0 2-50 Fumble Returns 2-3 3-13 Punts 5-31.0 4-40.3 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 3-27 Fumbles-Lost 6-3 3-2 Penalties-Yds 5-35 10-65 3rd Down Conversions 7-18 3-14 4th Down Conversions 0-3 1-1 Time of Posession 31:18 28:42 Attendance 84,336 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Leon Washington 6- 26 Greg Jones 13- 15 B.J. Dean 2- 12 James Coleman 2- 7 Lorenzo Booker 2- 1 Chris Rix 12- 0 Receiving P.K. Sam 9- 95 Craphonso Thorpe 1- 48 Chris Davis 2- 28 Dominic Robinson 2- 21 Willie Reid 1- 18 Leon Washington 1- 15 James Coleman 1- 6 Chauncey Stovall 1- 5 Lorenzo Booker 2- -1 Passing Chris Rix 42-20-2-235 Punt Return Chris Davis 2- 0 Kickoff Return Antonio Cromartie 4- 66 Punting Jesse Stein 4- 155 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Boulware 6 4 10 . . . 1 . . . . . Allen Augustin 4 6 10 . . . . . . . . . B.J. Ward 4 4 8 . . . . . 1- 3 . . . Kendyll Pope 4 4 8 . . . . . . 1 . . Jerome Carter 3 2 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett 4 . 4 2.0- 4.0 . . . . . 1 . . Jeff Womble 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 1 1 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 1 1 2 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels . 2 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Ernie Sims . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Leroy Smith 1 . 1 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Pat Watkins . 1 1 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Leon Washington 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Gerard Ross 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Davis 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chauncey Davis 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Ray Piquion 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sam McGrew . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Paul Irons . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Claudius Osei . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FLK   1  Craphonso Thorpe
SE    4  P.K. Sam
TB    6  Greg Jones
QB   16  Chris Rix
FB   35  B.J. Dean
TE   38  Paul Irons
C    63  David Castillo
SG   64  Matt Meinrod
ST   70  Alex Barron
TG   73  Bobby Meeks
TT   77  Ray Willis
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LC    8  Bryant McFadden
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
RC   10  Stanford Samuels
RV   23  Jerome Carter
FS   24  B.J. Ward
MLB  40  Allen Augustin
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
RE   55  Eric Moore
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
LE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Leon Washington
 5  Chris Davis
 7  Rufus Brown
11  Gerard Ross
13  Antonio Cromartie
15  Chauncey Stovall
21  Dominic Robinson
22  Pat Watkins
26  Willie Reid
27  Claudius Osei
28  Lorenzo Booker
32  Leroy Smith
34  Ernie Sims
36  James Coleman
41  Kyler Hall
44  Sam McGrew
##  NAME
-----------------------------
47  Xavier Beitia
52  Brodrick Bunkley
54  A.J. Nicholson
56  Ray Piquion
62  Cory Niblock
65  Eric Broe
67  John Frady
72  Ron Lunford
75  Mario Henderson
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
88  Donnie Carter
89  Brian Sawyer
94  Chauncey Davis
95  Kamerion Wimbley
99  Travis Johnson

FLORIDA STATE 19, VIRGINIA 14

10/18/2003, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Bobby Bowden isn't chasing Joe Paterno anymore.

Chris Rix threw a 79-yard touchdown pass to Craphonso Thorpe and Xavier Beitia kicked four field goals Saturday night as No. 7 Florida State gave Bowden his 338th career coaching victory, 19-14 over Virginia.

The victory moved the 73-year-old Bowden into a tie with Penn State's Paterno for first place on the Division I-A coaching victories list. The Nittany Lions were off Saturday.

Bowden, in his 28th year at Florida State and 38th as a head coach, got some help from Virginia.

The Cavaliers (4-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) turned the ball over twice and lost 17 yards when the ball was snapped prematurely on a key late third-down play, the huge loss killing Virginia's chances.

The Seminoles (6-1, 5-0) then ran out the clock, driving inside the Cavaliers 10 as Virginia burned its timeouts before time ran out.

Florida State also won with defense, holding the Cavaliers to minus 5 rushing yards on just nine attempts as Virginia tried to win on the arm of Matt Schaub. He was 39-for-53 for 326 yards and two touchdowns, but was still setting his offense when the biggest snap of the night sailed by.

Until then, the Cavaliers looked poised to take it to the wire.

Alvin Pearman, starting in place of injured Wali Lundy, set a school record with 16 catches for 134 yards for the Cavaliers, and Heath Miller caught nine for 77 yards. Each also pulled in a touchdown pass from Schaub, with Miller's 8-yarder midway through the third quarter making it 16-14.

But Beitia added his fourth field goal, a 39-yarder, later in the quarter and the Seminoles' defense made all the stops it needed at the end.

The Seminoles had a chance to push their lead to eight with 8:39 to play, but Beitia's 38-yard field goal was low and sailed wide left.

Schaub promptly hit Pearman for 14 yards and the Cavaliers were facing a third-and-3 from their 42. Schaub was still setting up the offense and wasn't even looking when the ball suddenly was snapped past him. But the time Schaub slid and covered it, it was for a drive-killing 17-yard loss.

Rix, who was 12-for-25 for 189 yards and no turnovers, then kept the ball on the ground as the Seminoles chewed up the clock and hung on.

The Seminoles went three-and-out on their first series, two-and-gone on their second. Rix hit Thorpe near midfield as cornerback Almondo Curry slipped, and the ACC sprint champion blazed untouched down the right sideline when safety Jay Dorsey inexplicably didn't even hit him.

Virginia drove 92 yards in just over three minutes for its first touchdown late in the first half, Pearman taking a swing pass from Schaub 21 yards with 13 seconds left to make it 13-7. The throw was Schaub's 33rd of the half, while the Cavaliers ran the ball just four times.

Virginia outgained the Seminoles 222-201 in the half despite having possession for less than 11 minutes, but the turnovers made the difference.

Florida State turned a first-quarter interception by B.J. Ward on a tipped ball at Virginia's 42 and a fumble recovery by Leroy Smith at midfield in the second quarter into field goals by Beitia.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
10
3
6
0
19
VIRGINIA
0
7
7
0
14

1st   7- 0  Craphonso Thorpe, 79, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 11:41
     10- 0  Xavier Beitia, 34, field goal, 6:30 
2nd  13- 0  Xavier Beitia, 38, field goal, 3:15 
     13- 7  Opp, 21, pass (kick), 0:13 
3rd  16- 7  Xavier Beitia, 47, field goal, 11:17
     16-14  Opp, 8, pass (kick), 7:50 
     19-14  Xavier Beitia, 39, field goal, 4:04 
4th  19-14  Xavier Beitia, 38, field goal failed, 8:39 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 17 Rushes-yards 45-196 9- -5 Passing 189 326 Att-Comp-Int 25-12-0 54-39-1 Total Yards 70-385 63-321 Punt Returns 3-14 1--3 Kickoff Returns 3-57 4-114 Interception Ret. 1-4 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 5-37.2 8-28.5 Sacks By-Yds 1-12 1-7 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 5-45 5-35 3rd Down Conversions 6-17 5-14 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-1 Time of Posession 37:12 22:48 Attendance 62,875 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Greg Jones 20- 96 Leon Washington 13- 69 Chris Rix 5- 18 B.J. Dean 4- 12 James Coleman 1- 3 Lorenzo Booker 1- 0 Team 1- -2 Receiving Craphonso Thorpe 3- 104 Lorne Sam 1- 24 P.K. Sam 2- 21 Chris Davis 2- 13 Willie Reid 1- 13 Chauncey Stovall 1- 9 Greg Jones 1- 3 Leon Washington 1- 2 Passing Chris Rix 25-12-0-189 Punt Return Dominic Robinson 2- 13 Leon Washington 1- 1 Kickoff Return Antonio Cromartie 3- 57 Punting Jesse Stein 5- 186 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Boulware 7 3 10 . . . 2 . . . . . Bryant McFadden 6 . 6 . . . . . . 1 . . Jerome Carter 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Allen Augustin 5 . 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Kendyll Pope 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Leroy Smith 4 . 4 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Claudius Osei 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . B.J. Ward 1 . 1 . . 1- 4 . . . . . . Rufus Brown 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Moore 1 . 1 1.0- 12.0 1.0- 12.0 . . . . . . . Antonio Cromartie 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FLK   1  Craphonso Thorpe
SE    4  P.K. Sam
TB    6  Greg Jones
QB   16  Chris Rix
FB   35  B.J. Dean
TE   38  Paul Irons
C    63  David Castillo
SG   64  Matt Meinrod
ST   70  Alex Barron
TG   72  Ron Lunford
TT   77  Ray Willis
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LC    8  Bryant McFadden
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
RC   10  Stanford Samuels
RV   23  Jerome Carter
FS   24  B.J. Ward
MLB  40  Allen Augustin
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
RE   55  Eric Moore
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
LE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Leon Washington
 5  Chris Davis
 7  Rufus Brown
13  Antonio Cromartie
15  Chauncey Stovall
18  Lorne Sam
21  Dominic Robinson
22  Pat Watkins
26  Willie Reid
27  Claudius Osei
28  Lorenzo Booker
32  Leroy Smith
34  Ernie Sims
36  James Coleman
41  Kyler Hall
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Sam McGrew
47  Xavier Beitia
52  Brodrick Bunkley
54  A.J. Nicholson
56  Ray Piquion
62  Cory Niblock
67  John Frady
75  Mario Henderson
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
88  Donnie Carter
89  Brian Sawyer
94  Chauncey Davis
95  Kamerion Wimbley
99  Travis Johnson

FLORIDA STATE 48, WAKE FOREST 24

10/25/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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TALLAHASSEE, FL - As the final minutes ticked away, the Florida State crowd started chanting "Bobby Bowden! Bobby Bowden!"

Forty-four years after coaching his first college game, Bowden reached the pinnacle Saturday.

He became major college football's winningest coach with his 339th career victory and clinched at least a tie for another Atlantic Coast Conference title as sixth-ranked Florida State kept its national title hopes alive with a 48-24 victory over Wake Forest.

"It's just something that happened," said Bowden, who has been reluctant to talk about surpassing longtime coaching friend Joe Paterno of Penn State. "I'm kind of uncomfortable about it because it ain't over. I expect Joe to come back and he will and I'll do the best I can do."

Penn State was defeated 26-14 at Iowa a few hours earlier, giving Bowden the opportunity to move into first by himself.

Last year, Bowden surpassed his coaching idol, Paul "Bear" Bryant, the late Alabama coach.

"When Joe broke Bear's record, Bear couldn't do a darn thing about it, he was underneath," Bowden said. "We broke Joe's, but big Joe's still out there huntin' and peckin'."

Bowden picked up 31 wins at Samford (Ala.) College, where he began his coaching career in 1959, another 42 at West Virginia and is 266-65-4 since coming to Florida State in 1976. Bowden, who spent six years as an assistant coach at Florida State and West Virginia in the 1960s, is 339-97-4 in 38 seasons with two national titles.

Bouncing back from an 9-5 season a year ago and an 8-4 mark in 2001, Bowden has Florida State aimed toward a 10-win season for the 18th time in his 28 years at the school.

"The only thing I've ever cared about is winning that next daggum game," said Bowden, who takes the Seminoles to South Bend, Ind., next Saturday against slumping Notre Dame.

Florida State (7-1, 6-0) holds a two-game lead over several conference schools with only two league games left - Nov. 8 at Clemson and Nov. 15 against North Carolina State. A victory over either would give Florida State the outright championship and an automatic berth in a BCS bowl game.

The Seminoles, 89-5 since joining the ACC in 1992 with 11 titles in 12 seasons, were just too strong for Wake Forest.

They took the lead for good late in the first quarter and built it to 48-17 late in the game to remain perfect against the Demon Deacons in a dozen league showdowns.

"It was good to see him reach that milestone, I just wish it wasn't against the Deacs," Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe said. "They were just too good for us."

Former Grambling (La.) coach Eddie Robinson has the all-time college record with 408 wins, one more than John Gagliardi of St. John's (Minn.), who won his 407th game Saturday.

The 74-year-old coach was joined on the sidelines at the end of the game by his wife of 54 years, Ann, before an brief game-ending ceremony to salute the achievement.

Junior quarterback Chris Rix, coincidentally matched Bowden's victory total by passing for 339 yards and a pair of scores before leaving the game after the third quarter.

Rix, who also ran for a touchdown, hugged his coach after the record victory.

"Thank you son, I appreciate it," Bowden told his oft-maligned junior quarterback. "You guys made it happen. Now you have to do it every week."

Rix threw a pair of touchdown passes to Craphonso Thorpe on plays covering 25 yards and 10 yards, the first giving the Seminoles a 27-14 halftime lead.

"The thing about Chris is that he is a feast or famine guy," Bowden said. "It's the consistency thing he's working on."

Wake Forest (4-4, 2-3) did lead briefly, 7-3, in the first quarter when Jason Anderson caught a 38-yard pass from Cory Randolph.

Rix scored on a 1-yard run with 1:38 left in the quarter as the Seminoles regained the lead 10-7 and Leon Washington raced 65 yards with a punt return less than two minutes later to give Florida State a 17-7 advantage.

"It didn't seem that far," said Washington, who had missed several games earlier in the season with an elbow injury. "Actually it was a blocked kick. By the time I caught it, everybody had overrun me."

Washington set a Florida State single-game record with 159 yards on seven punt returns.

"He's the most dangerous man we've got," Bowden said.

Greg Jones' 3-yard TD run gave Florida State a 41-17 lead after three quarters. Xavier Beitia started the scoring with 48-yard field goal and added a second from 43 yards in the second quarter.

Former walk-on Joey Kaleikini, a senior, caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Fabian Walker with 3:27 left in the game for his first career touchdown and the Seminoles' final score.

Randolph scored on a 13-yard run with a minute left in the second quarter and Chris Davis scored on a three yard run for Wake Forest with 25 seconds left.

Top 10 Division I-A Coaching Victories
By The Associated Press
Through Oct. 25

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Coach              W   L   T                                                                                                                                                                            
x-BOBBY BOWDEN    339  97  4                                                                                                                                                                            
x-Joe Paterno     338 106  3                                                                                                                                                                            
Bear Bryant       323  85 17                                                                                                                                                                            
Pop Warner        319 106 32                                                                                                                                                                            
Amos Alonzo Stagg 314 199 35                                                                                                                                                                            
LaVell Edwards    257 101  3                                                                                                                                                                            
Tom Osborne       255  49  3                                                                                                                                                                            
x-Lou Holtz       242 123  7                                                                                                                                                                            
Woody Hayes       238  72 10                                                                                                                                                                            
Bo Schembechler   234  65  8                                                                                                                                                                            
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  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
7
7
3
7
24
FLORIDA STATE
10
17
14
7
48

1st   3- 0  Xavier Beitia, 48, field goal, 11:43
      3- 7  Opp, 38, pass (kick), 5:56 
     10- 7  Chris Rix, 1, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 1:38 
2nd  17- 7  Leon Washington, 65, punt return/blocked punt (Xavier Beitia, kick), 14:45
     20- 7  Xavier Beitia, 43, field goal, 4:21 
     20-14  Opp, 13, run (kick), 1:00 
     27-14  Craphonso Thorpe, 25, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 0:15 
3rd  34-14  Craphonso Thorpe, 10, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 10:45
     34-17  Opp, 32, field goal, 6:38 
     41-17  Greg Jones, 3, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 0:10 
4th  48-17  Joey Kaleikini, 15, pass from Fabian Walker (Xavier Beitia, kick), 3:27 
     48-24  Opp, 3, run (kick), 0:25 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 16 Rushes-yards 41-138 52-230 Passing 367 96 Att-Comp-Int 40-25-1 15-8-0 Total Yards 81-505 67-326 Punt Returns 10-216 2-0 Kickoff Returns 4-57 3-33 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-44 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 4-48.3 10-48.3 Sacks By-Yds 5-34 1-10 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 10-89 5-52 3rd Down Conversions 3-11 4-15 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-0 Time of Posession 29:30 30:30 Attendance 82,393 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Greg Jones 12- 60 Lorenzo Booker 7- 33 Leon Washington 6- 30 Chris Rix 8- 23 B.J. Dean 4- 12 James Coleman 1- 3 Fabian Walker 1- 2 Marlon Napier 1- -1 Team 1- -24 Receiving Craphonso Thorpe 6- 66 P.K. Sam 4- 66 Matt Henshaw 2- 58 Chris Davis 3- 57 Lorenzo Booker 4- 39 Chauncey Stovall 2- 31 Leon Washington 1- 18 Dominic Robinson 2- 17 Joey Kaleikini 1- 15 Passing Chris Rix 34-22-1-339 Fabian Walker 6- 3-0- 28 Punt Return Leon Washington 7- 159 Dominic Robinson 2- 31 Chris Davis 1- 26 Kickoff Return Antonio Cromartie 3- 52 Donnie Carter 1- 5 Punting Jesse Stein 4- 193 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A.J. Nicholson 7 4 11 1.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 3 6 9 . . . . . . . . . Jerome Carter 4 3 7 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Michael Boulware 2 4 6 1.0- 4.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . Sam McGrew 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Leroy Smith 1 2 3 0.5- 2.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Kevin Emanuel 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Antonio Cromartie 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Travis Johnson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley 2 1 3 1.0- 4.0 1.0- 4.0 . 1 . . . . . Eric Moore 2 1 3 2.0- 14.0 2.0- 14.0 . . . . . . . Allen Augustin 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley . 3 3 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Chauncey Davis 1 1 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . 1 . . Claudius Osei 1 1 2 . . . 2 . . . . . Marcello Church 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Darrell Burston 1 . 1 1.0- 12.0 1.0- 12.0 . . . . . . . Lorenzo Booker 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . B.J. Ward . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FLK   1  Craphonso Thorpe
SE    4  P.K. Sam
TB    6  Greg Jones
QB   16  Chris Rix
FB   35  B.J. Dean
TE   38  Paul Irons
C    63  David Castillo
SG   64  Matt Meinrod
ST   70  Alex Barron
TG   72  Ron Lunford
TT   77  Ray Willis
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LC    8  Bryant McFadden
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
RC   10  Stanford Samuels
RV   23  Jerome Carter
FS   24  B.J. Ward
MLB  40  Allen Augustin
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
RE   55  Eric Moore
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
LE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Leon Washington
 5  Chris Davis
 7  Rufus Brown
12  Fabian Walker
13  Antonio Cromartie
14  Matt Henshaw
15  Chauncey Stovall
21  Dominic Robinson
22  Pat Watkins
22  Marlon Napier
27  Claudius Osei
28  Lorenzo Booker
32  Leroy Smith
34  Ernie Sims
36  James Coleman
39  Marcello Church
41  Kyler Hall
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Sam McGrew
47  Xavier Beitia
52  Brodrick Bunkley
54  A.J. Nicholson
56  Ray Piquion
62  Cory Niblock
67  John Frady
75  Mario Henderson
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
88  Donnie Carter
89  Brian Sawyer
92  Darrell Burston
94  Chauncey Davis
95  Kamerion Wimbley
99  Travis Johnson

FLORIDA STATE 37, NOTRE DAME 0

11/01/2003, SOUTH BEND, IN

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Chris Rix got revenge of historic proportion on Notre Dame.

Benched following a loss to the Irish last season, Rix passed for 327 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Seminoles to a 37-0 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday, the second worst home loss in Irish history.

"What a difference a year can make - just coming back and getting a little payback on these guys," Rix said. "Personally for myself, just to come up here and win, that was the goal."

The Seminoles (8-1) did more than win, they showed the Irish once again that they can't compete with the college elite. The Irish, held scoreless at home for the first time since 1978, fell to 2-6 for the first time since 1963.

Craphonso Thorpe had seven catches for 217 yards, including TD catches of 35 and 38 yards to help the Seminoles (8-1), who lost 34-24 last year to the Irish.

"We didn't embarrass them any more than they embarrassed us last year," Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said. "They came down last year - I think we were 11-point favorites - and they just kicked our brains out. We came back and got them. It ain't like it's a one-way street."

The victory was the 340th of Bowden's career, moving him two ahead of Penn State's Joe Paterno.

The Irish are 4-9 since that win, and the 37-point loss, the ninth worst defeat in Notre Dame history, marks the third time the Irish have been routed this season.

Notre Dame lost 45-14 to Southern California two weeks ago and 38-0 to Michigan on Sept. 13. The Irish have been shut out twice in a season for first time since 1960.

"It's one of those you look back at that you are not happy about, not pleased about," Irish coach Tyrone Willingham said.

The Irish also have been beaten by 31 points or more points 20 times, including four times in their last 10 games.

"I don't know if I can explain it because if we could, hopefully we would have had some answers prior to this moment," Willingham said. "We are still working. We are trying to find out the answer to all those that that can allow us to be a good team."

Rix wasted no time in getting back at the Irish, completing a 38-yard pass to Thorpe on the first play from scrimmage. The pass was the longest of season against the Irish and set up a 40-yard field goal by Xavier Beitia.

It remained the longest pass play of the season until the third play of Florida State's next possession, when Rix threw a 51-yard pass to Thorpe. That set up a 6-yard TD pass from Rix to P.K. Sam, which gave the Seminoles a 10-0 lead.

Rix, who completed 17 of 31 passes with three interceptions, then threw a 35-yard TD pass to Thorpe late in the first quarter as Florida State took a 17-0 lead - the most points the Seminoles have scored in the first half this season.

"We are so much a better ball club when he's playing well," Bowden said. "He's always been a guy to make a play that you can't draw on the board. But then he'll make a play that might hurt."

Rix threw three interceptions Saturday, but none of them hurt them. Vontez Duff intercepted Rix's pass and returned it 55 yards to the Florida State 9, but the Irish couldn't score as the Seminoles kept Notre Dame from scoring three times inside the 10-yard line.

"I didn't think we were going to be able to shut them out," linebacker Michael Boulware said. "I knew our defense was good, but to shut out a team like Notre Dame, that's doing a lot and saying a lot. I think we just came out lucky."

The Irish, who gave up 31 straight points in the loss to Southern Cal two weeks ago, have been outscored 68-0 at home since late in the first quarter against USC.

Notre Dame managed just one first down on eight possessions in the first half. When Brady Quinn connected with Maurice Stovall for Notre Dame's second first down with 10:47 left in the third quarter, many in the crowd of 80,795 stood and gave a mock cheer.

Later in the quarter the Irish fans were so quiet the tomahawk chop was echoing through the stadium.

Notre Dame has lost three straight at home for just the fifth time ever and for the first time since 1984 under Gerry Faust.

"It hurts. I can't describe how it hurts right now," Quinn said.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
17
6
7
7
37
NOTRE DAME
0
0
0
0
0

1st   3- 0  Xavier Beitia, 40, field goal, 10:42
     10- 0  P.K. Sam, 6, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 8:01 
     10- 0  Opp, 24, field goal blocked by B.J. Ward, 4:12 
     17- 0  Craphonso Thorpe, 35, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 0:39 
2nd  20- 0  Xavier Beitia, 44, field goal, 9:49 
     23- 0  Xavier Beitia, 22, field goal, 0:55 
3rd  30- 0  Craphonso Thorpe, 38, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 11:34
4th  37- 0  Leroy Smith, 90, interception return (Xavier Beitia, kick), 8:59 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 15 Rushes-yards 37- 98 30-146 Passing 327 175 Att-Comp-Int 31-17-3 52-20-3 Total Yards 68-425 82-321 Punt Returns 4-13 2-10 Kickoff Returns 1-13 7-124 Interception Ret. 3-120 3-55 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 4-36.5 8-41.1 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 3-16 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 3-0 Penalties-Yds 6-50 8-77 3rd Down Conversions 4-13 6-21 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-5 Time of Posession 28:42 31:18 Attendance 80,795 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Lorenzo Booker 12- 35 Leon Washington 4- 23 Chris Davis 1- 21 Greg Jones 7- 9 Chris Rix 8- 6 Lorne Sam 1- 6 Marlon Napier 2- -1 Team 1- -3 Receiving Craphonso Thorpe 7- 217 P.K. Sam 2- 54 Chris Davis 1- 24 Leon Washington 1- 16 Willie Reid 2- 11 B.J. Dean 1- 9 Greg Jones 1- -1 Lorenzo Booker 2- -3 Passing Chris Rix 31-17-3-327 Punt Return Leon Washington 4- 13 Kickoff Return Antonio Cromartie 1- 13 Punting Jesse Stein 4- 146 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ernie Sims 4 4 8 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Michael Boulware 2 6 8 . . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Jerome Carter 3 3 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Stanford Samuels 3 1 4 . . 1- 30 . . . . . . Allen Augustin 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . A.J. Nicholson . 4 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Bryant McFadden 3 . 3 . . . 3 . . 1 . . Sam McGrew 1 2 3 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall . 3 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley 2 . 2 2.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Anthony Bredwood 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Antonio Cromartie 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Ray Piquion . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Claudius Osei . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Leroy Smith . 1 1 . . 1- 90 1 . . . . . B.J. Ward 1 . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . Marcello Church 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eric Moore 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Buster Davis 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . B.J. Dean 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Travis Johnson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Womble . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FLK   1  Craphonso Thorpe
SE    4  P.K. Sam
TB    6  Greg Jones
QB   16  Chris Rix
FB   35  B.J. Dean
TE   38  Paul Irons
C    63  David Castillo
SG   64  Matt Meinrod
ST   70  Alex Barron
TG   72  Ron Lunford
TT   77  Ray Willis
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LCB   8  Bryant McFadden
RV   23  Jerome Carter
FS   24  B.J. Ward
RCB  32  Leroy Smith
MLB  40  Allen Augustin
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
WLB  54  A.J. Nicholson
RE   55  Eric Moore
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
LE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Leon Washington
 5  Chris Davis
 7  Rufus Brown
10  Stanford Samuels
11  Gerard Ross
12  Fabian Walker
13  Antonio Cromartie
14  Matt Henshaw
15  Chauncey Stovall
18  Lorne Sam
19  Wyatt Sexton
20  Torrance Washington
21  Dominic Robinson
22  Marlon Napier
22  Pat Watkins
26  Willie Reid
27  Claudius Osei
28  Lorenzo Booker
33  Kasey Anderson
34  Ernie Sims
36  James Coleman
39  Marcello Church
41  Kyler Hall
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  Anthony Bredwood
43  Gordy Reid
44  Sam McGrew
47  Xavier Beitia
49  Chad Canfield
51  Buster Davis
52  Brodrick Bunkley
56  Ray Piquion
59  Charles Howard
60  Andrew Henry-Kennon
62  Cory Niblock
67  John Frady
73  Bobby Meeks
75  Mario Henderson
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
88  Donnie Carter
89  Brian Sawyer
94  Chauncey Davis
95  Kamerion Wimbley
97  Clifton Dickson
99  Travis Johnson

CLEMSON 26, FLORIDA STATE 10

11/08/2003, CLEMSON, SC

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CLEMSON, SC - Tommy Bowden finally got the better of dear old dad.

Charlie Whitehurst threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Clemson likely ended Florida State's national title aspirations with its first victory ever over a top three team, 26-10 Saturday night.

The Tigers (6-4, 4-3 ACC) snapped an 11-game losing streak to the third-ranked Seminoles and gave Tommy Bowden his first win in five tries over his father, Bobby. Fans tore down both goalposts after Clemson's biggest win in years.

Aaron Hunt added four field goals and the Tigers held the Seminoles (8-2, 6-1) to their fewest points of the season and just 11 yards rushing.

This Bowden Bowl wasn't about family reunions or good-natured stories, but about the younger Bowden's job security. The Tigers lost to Wake Forest 45-17 last week, and just about everyone expected Bobby - on his 74th birthday, no less - to show little mercy as his team tried to wrap up the league crown and move closer to a championship game.

But the Tigers played like they didn't want to lose their coach. And the Seminoles never showed the poise and power they usually display.

Chris Rix missed his target on several throws and was intercepted by Tye Hill in the first quarter to end Florida State's only first-half drive inside Clemson territory.

Down 16-0 in the third quarter at Clemson's 30, Rix threw three straight passes nowhere near his receivers and the Seminoles settled for Xavier Beitia's 46-yard field goal. Rix ended 16-for-31 for 194 yards and two interceptions.

Whitehurst continually made the game's biggest plays. A 17-yard pass to Kevin Youngblood led to Hunt's second field goal from 35 yards out and a 6-0 Clemson lead.

With 2:50 to go in the half, Whitehurst led a 65-yard touchdown drive - 51 on a pass to Youngblood. Whitehurst finished it off himself with a 1-yard scoring run with 15 seconds left that made it 13-0.

Whitehurst, the son of former Green Bay quarterback David Whitehurst, lofted a pass to a wide-open Derrick Hamilton for a 58-yard touchdown that gave Clemson a 23-3 lead late in the third quarter.

The Seminoles scored their lone touchdown, a 71-yard reception from backup Fabian Walker to Chauncy Stovall, with 2:14 left - far too late to make a difference.

Many of the same fans chanting "Fire Bowden" last week earlier at Wake Forest stood and cheered as Tommy cross through the swarm of people rushing the field to talk with his father.

Florida State hurt itself with silly penalties.

A pass interference call on cornerback Rufus Brown kept one Clemson field goal drive going. Two Clemson series later, Brown was about to be flagged for another interference call when defensive tackle Darnell Dockett inexplicably ran into Youngblood long after the play ended. Dockett, the team leader with 14 tackles for losses, was ejected.

Still another Seminoles personal foul gave Clemson a first-and-goal just before Whitehurst's touchdown run.

Florida State had already clinched a tie for its 11th league title in 12 seasons. It can wrap up the conference's spot in the Bowl Championship Series next week against North Carolina State.

Clemson had not beaten Florida State since 1989 when Danny Ford was in his final season with the Tigers.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
3
7
10
CLEMSON
3
10
10
3
26

1st   0- 3  Opp, 23, field goal, 8:25 
2nd   0- 6  Opp, 35, field goal, 14:56
      0-13  Opp, 1, run (kick), 0:15 
3rd   0-13  Xavier Beitia, 40, field goal failed, 11:38
      0-16  Opp, 32, field goal, 6:39 
      3-16  Xavier Beitia, 46, field goal, 3:25 
      3-23  Opp, 58, pass (kick), 1:23 
4th   3-26  Opp, 37, field goal, 8:29 
     10-26  Chauncey Stovall, 71, pass from Fabian Walker (Xavier Beitia, kick), 2:14 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 25 Rushes-yards 17- 11 50-152 Passing 358 272 Att-Comp-Int 52-17-2 27-17-1 Total Yards 69-369 77-424 Punt Returns 1-6 3-10 Kickoff Returns 5-88 2-44 Interception Ret. 1-8 2-2 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-12 Punts 4-43.8 5-33.8 Sacks By-Yds 3-17 3-14 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-0 Penalties-Yds 10-105 7-62 3rd Down Conversions 4-14 6-15 4th Down Conversions 1-3 0-0 Time of Posession 23:32 36:28 Attendance 81,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Greg Jones 7- 12 Leon Washington 3- 6 Fabian Walker 1- 1 B.J. Dean 1- 0 Chris Rix 5- -8 Receiving Chauncey Stovall 4- 131 Craphonso Thorpe 4- 62 Willie Reid 2- 46 Dominic Robinson 1- 32 Leon Washington 4- 23 P.K. Sam 3- 21 Paul Irons 1- 20 Lorenzo Booker 6- 9 B.J. Dean 1- 9 Donnie Carter 1- 5 Passing Chris Rix 31-16-2-194 Fabian Walker 21-11-0-164 Punt Return Leon Washington 1- 6 Kickoff Return Antonio Cromartie 2- 55 Leon Washington 2- 33 Marcello Church 1- 0 Punting Jesse Stein 4- 175 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Boulware 11 3 14 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Jerome Carter 5 2 7 . . 1- 8 . . . . . . Allen Augustin 5 2 7 . . . . . . . . . Kendyll Pope 3 3 6 2.0- 8.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 4 . 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Sam McGrew 4 . 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . B.J. Ward 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Claudius Osei 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Leroy Smith 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Eric Moore 3 . 3 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . 1 . . Chauncey Davis 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Travis Johnson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Buster Davis 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Charles Howard 1 . 1 1.0- 11.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Bobby Meeks 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ray Piquion 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FLK   1  Craphonso Thorpe
SE    4  P.K. Sam
TB    6  Greg Jones
QB   16  Chris Rix
FB   35  B.J. Dean
TE   38  Paul Irons
C    63  David Castillo
SG   64  Matt Meinrod
ST   70  Alex Barron
TG   73  Bobby Meeks
TT   77  Ray Willis
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
RCB  10  Stanford Samuels
ROV  23  Jerome Carter
FS   24  B.J. Ward
LCB  32  Leroy Smith
MLB  40  Allen Augustin
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
RDE  55  Eric Moore
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
LDE  90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Leon Washington
 5  Chris Davis
 7  Rufus Brown
 8  Bryant McFadden
11  Gerard Ross
12  Fabian Walker
13  Antonio Cromartie
14  Matt Henshaw
15  Chauncey Stovall
21  Dominic Robinson
22  Pat Watkins
26  Willie Reid
27  Claudius Osei
28  Lorenzo Booker
33  Kasey Anderson
34  Ernie Sims
36  James Coleman
39  Marcello Church
41  Kyler Hall
##  NAME
-----------------------------
42  Anthony Bredwood
43  Gordy Reid
44  Sam McGrew
47  Xavier Beitia
49  Chad Canfield
51  Buster Davis
52  Brodrick Bunkley
54  A.J. Nicholson
56  Ray Piquion
59  Charles Howard
72  Ron Lunford
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
88  Donnie Carter
89  Brian Sawyer
94  Chauncey Davis
95  Kamerion Wimbley
99  Travis Johnson

FLORIDA STATE 50, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 44

11/15/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC Champ

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Leon Washington's 12-yard touchdown run gave No. 13 Florida State a 50-44 double-overtime victory over North Carolina State on Saturday, wrapping up the Seminoles' 11th Atlantic Coast Conference title in 12 years.

Florida State (9-2, 7-1) also locked up its fourth BCS game in five years after surviving a brilliant performance by North Carolina State's Philip Rivers.

The ACC's career passing leader, Rivers completed 28 of 38 passes for 422 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another score.

But North Carolina State (7-4, 4-3) gambled and lost in the second overtime. Instead of trying a field goal, the Wolfpack went on fourth-and-1 at the Florida State 16 and Rivers' pass for Jerricho Cotchery was broken up by Allen Augustin at the 5.

Then Washington reeled off successive runs of 13 and 12 yards to give the Seminoles the win in their first home overtime game.

Washington finished with 121 yards on 17 carries.

Florida State took a 44-37 lead in the first overtime on 4-yard TD throw by Chris Rix to Craphonso Thorpe, but North Carolina State countered on a 7-yard scoring throw from Rivers to Tramaine Hall.

Regulation play ended when North Carolina State's Derek Morris blocked a 32-yard field goal try by Florida State's Xavier Beitia with only 2 seconds left.

The Seminoles had gotten the ball with 2:13 remaining when the Wolfpack's Brian Clark fumbled after a catch on his own 42.

Beitia had already kicked three field goals for the Seminoles, his last one putting them into a 37-30 advantage midway through the final quarter.

North Carolina State tied it at 37 with 4:06 left on Rivers' 44-yard touchdown pass to Hall.

Rix threw two touchdown passes to Thorpe and another to P.K. Sam, and Lorenzo Booker raced 71 yards for another score.

Florida State got a huge break in the last minute of the half when T.A. McLendon fumbled on a third down at his own three and the Seminoles' Brodrick Bunkley recovered. After a run for no gain and a penalty, Rix zipped a 7-yard scoring pass to Thorpe to make it 20-17 at halftime.

The Wolfpack had taken a 20-10 lead, in part benefiting from a couple officiating calls. Florida State was called for holding on a fourth down punt, giving the 'Pack a first down at its 42.

Six plays later, Cotchery's second touchdown on a short pass from Rivers was allowed although he fumbled right at the goal line.

Rix's 12th interception of the season resulted in a 43-yard touchdown return by 285-pound Wolfpack tackle Alan Halloway. Under pressure, Rix threw the ball across the field right to Halloway, who then brushed off the quarterback on his way to the end zone.

Cotchery made 10 catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns in the game.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
14
6
10
7
7
44
FLORIDA STATE
7
10
17
3
13
50

1st   7- 0  Greg Jones, 6, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 6:47 
      7- 7  Opp, 17, pass (kick), 4:25 
      7-14  Opp, 43, interception return (kick), 2:51 
2nd  10-14  Xavier Beitia, 36, field goal, 8:28 
     10-20  Opp, 7, pass (kick failed), 2:08 
     17-20  Craphonso Thorpe, 8, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 0:23 
3rd  20-20  Xavier Beitia, 25, field goal, 9:22 
     20-23  Opp, 21, field goal, 5:18 
     27-23  Lorenzo Booker, 71, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 4:18 
     27-30  Opp, 6, run (kick), 2:56 
     34-30  P.K. Sam, 15, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 1:39 
4th  34-30  Opp, 37, field goal failed, 12:05
     37-30  Xavier Beitia, 24, field goal, 7:18 
     37-37  Opp, 44, pass (kick), 4:06 
     37-37  Xavier Beitia, 32, field goal blocked, 0:01 
OT   44-37  Craphonso Thorpe, 4, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick)
     44-44  Opp, 7, pass (kick)
     50-44  Leon Washington, 12, run


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 20 Rushes-yards 43-272 35- 92 Passing 183 422 Att-Comp-Int 32-15-1 39-28-0 Total Yards 75-455 74-514 Punt Returns 1-4 1--2 Kickoff Returns 3-92 5-111 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-43 Fumble Returns 3-17 0-0 Punts 5-45.8 3-35.7 Sacks By-Yds 1-6 2-16 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-3 Penalties-Yds 3-20 8-67 3rd Down Conversions 5-14 5-14 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 30:08 29:52 Attendance 83,854 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Leon Washington 17- 121 Greg Jones 17- 81 Lorenzo Booker 3- 72 Craphonso Thorpe 1- 5 James Coleman 1- 0 Chris Rix 4- -7 Receiving Craphonso Thorpe 5- 76 P.K. Sam 5- 61 James Coleman 1- 14 Chris Davis 1- 13 Greg Jones 1- 8 Chauncey Stovall 1- 8 Willie Reid 1- 3 Passing Chris Rix 32-15-1-183 Punt Return Leon Washington 1- 4 Kickoff Return Antonio Cromartie 3- 92 Punting Jesse Stein 5- 229 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Allen Augustin 2 8 10 1.5- 7.0 1.0- 6.0 . 1 . . . . . Michael Boulware 4 4 8 . . . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett 3 5 8 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Stanford Samuels 4 3 7 . . . . . . 1 . . Jerome Carter 3 4 7 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . 1 . . B.J. Ward 3 2 5 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Pat Watkins 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Kendyll Pope 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Leroy Smith 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel 2 1 3 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 1 2 3 . . . . . . 1 . . Rufus Brown 1 1 2 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . 1- 17 . . . Travis Johnson 1 1 2 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Claudius Osei 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kyler Hall 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Antonio Cromartie 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chauncey Davis 1 . 1 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . . Eric Moore 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kasey Anderson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Brodrick Bunkley . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
FLK   1  Craphonso Thorpe
SE    4  P.K. Sam
TB    6  Greg Jones
QB   16  Chris Rix
FB   36  James Coleman
TE   38  Paul Irons
C    63  David Castillo
SG   64  Matt Meinrod
ST   70  Alex Barron
TG   73  Bobby Meeks
TT   77  Ray Willis
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
LC    8  Bryant McFadden
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
RC   10  Stanford Samuels
RV   23  Jerome Carter
FS   24  B.J. Ward
MLB  40  Allen Augustin
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
RDE  55  Eric Moore
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
LDE  90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Leon Washington
 5  Chris Davis
 7  Rufus Brown
13  Antonio Cromartie
15  Chauncey Stovall
22  Pat Watkins
26  Willie Reid
27  Claudius Osei
28  Lorenzo Booker
32  Leroy Smith
##  NAME
-----------------------------
33  Kasey Anderson
39  Marcello Church
41  Kyler Hall
47  Xavier Beitia
52  Brodrick Bunkley
54  A.J. Nicholson
85  Jesse Stein
94  Chauncey Davis
95  Kamerion Wimbley
99  Travis Johnson

FLORIDA STATE 38, FLORIDA 34

11/29/2003, GAINESVILLE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

GAINESVILLE, FL - P.K. Sam ran a twisting, whirling, falling-down pass route for a 52-yard touchdown that lifted Florida State to a 38-34 victory over Florida on Saturday, a spectacular game that was marred by a brawl at midfield after the game ended.

Sam's catch with 55 seconds remaining pushed No. 9 Florida State (10-2) to the 10-win plateau for the first time since 2000. No. 11 Florida (8-4) had its five-game winning streak halted, along with any hopes of sneaking into the Southeastern Conference title game.

The last touchdown, the third TD throw of the day for Chris Rix, was a thrilling climax to a game that had a bit of everything - great plays and back-and-forth scoring.

The lead changed hands four times in the fourth quarter. With 2:55 left, Florida went ahead 34-31 on Ben Troupe's 26-yard touchdown catch from Chris Leak in the back of the end zone. Troupe got one foot down; the official stared hard at the play, and initially brought his arms to the side, as though he were going to call it incomplete. But he raised his hands to signal a touchdown.

Indeed, it was a barnburner, a game that will be debated and rehashed for years to come, although there's no changing the result now. The Seminoles defeated their archrivals for the fifth time in six years. They are ACC champions and will go into their BCS bowl on a high.

The Gators, meanwhile, won't make it to the SEC title game next week. Tennessee's win over Kentucky made it almost impossible, and Florida's loss itself ended all hope. The honor, instead, will officially go to Georgia on Sunday. Florida still has a chance to make it to Atlanta, on Jan. 2, if Peach Bowl representatives offer them a bid, as expected.

Whatever their bowl, the Gators will have more than a month to stew over this heartbreaking loss.

Who were the stars? It's hard to list them all.

For FSU, Rix threw for 256 yards on only 19 attempts. Dominic Robinson caught five passes for 102 yards, nicely filling the hole left when leading receiver Craphonso Thorpe was lost for the year earlier this month. Linebacker Pat Watkins returned a fumble 25 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at 24 late in the third quarter.

Florida had its share of great performances, too. Troupe caught two touchdowns and finished with 121 yards receiving. Leak threw for 273 yards and caught a 30-yard pass from Andre Caldwell, one of several Florida gadget plays that worked. Cornerback Keiwan Ratliff basically sealed his All-American status, scooping a fumble and going 77 yards for his fourth touchdown of the season and a 24-17 lead.


Explanation of the Controversy by Jerry Kutz, Senior Columnist from the Osceola. Excerpts taken from the December 2, 2003 Osceola, page 2.

Did the Seminoles defeat the Gators by themselves, or did an ACC conspiracy of officials do it? And if a conspiracy did it, did this Band of Brothers include Bobby Bowden? That's what Gator fans are asking...and most Gators fans believe an ACC consiracy of officials doomed their Gators.

We (at the Osceola) thought we'd give you our biased view of the facts from high atop the Grassy Nole.

Conspiracy Point #1
There's no dispute that Antonio Cromartie did fumble the opening kickoff at the FSU 30-yard line. His progress had not been stopped, so there should not have been a whistle yet. The ball was loose before he hit the ground, and it was recovered by a UF player, so we concur it was a missed call.

Conspiracy Point #2
A few moments later, Chris Davis' momentum was clearly stopped on a reverse, and whistles were blown long before Guss Scott stripped the ball away. Sunshine Network broadcaster Nat Moore, who played at UF, admitted that was a good call - the whistle had been blown, so it was not a fumble.

Conspiracy Point #3
Cromartie mishandled another kickoff and a Gator player certainly did recover it and run it into the end zone. There is no dispute about that. What the tormented crowd of 90,047 failed to realize is that the touchdown was called back because of an offsides penalty on half the UF kicking team. Sunshine Network broadcaster Keith Jones, who played for FSU, immediately mentioned the flag as the ball was being kicked, long before Cromartie muffed it.

Conspiracy Point #4
Chris Rix's pass to Chris Davis appeared to be a catch and a fumble after a jarring hit by Scott, but the officials ruled it incomplete. The replay showed that Davis caught the ball while in the air and clearly had one foot down. Nat Moore said it was a fumble because he had both feet down. The rule states that the player must have possession with both feet down. Keith Jones stated later that the receiver must have both feet down and the ability to make an athletic move with the ball. Even on slow-mo, it was hard to tell if Davis got his second foot down - but it is very clear that he did not have the opportunity to make any kind of move.

Conspiracy Point #5
The crowd booed wildly when FSU kept possession of a Greg Jones fumble. They seemed to think the officials had marked him down when in fact they marked the ball three yards back, where offensive guard Ron "Lucky" Lunford had recovered the fumble.

Conspiracy Point #6
After having a possible interception ruled out of bounds, Gator corner Keiwan Ratliff threw the ball down and jawed with an official, again inciting the crowd. Replays showed Ratliffe was well out of bounds.

Conspiracy Point #7
With the Seminoles trailing 24-17, and the Gator crowd feeling momentum on their side, FSU safety Pat Watkins picked up a Ciatrick Fason fumble and scored a touchdown. The crowd thought Fason was down and that touchdown would be nullified and went into a frenzy while FSU was kicking the extra point. Stadium replays, which made it look as if Fason was down, added gas to the burning inferno.

The Sunshine Network camera work was limited to one backside shot of Fason, where you could not see the ball. CBS' initial camera angle was identical, so a national television audience was led to believe the Gators had been had again. CBS showed two bad-angle replays before the extra point, two before the commercial, and two more after the break, before finding an angle where the commentators could see him lose control of the ball long before he hit the ground.

"That one did come out," Todd Blackledge said. "We saw it from a lot of angles slow. The officials saw it one time, from one angle, at full speed, and made the right call. Credit this ACC crew for getting that one. It was the right call."

But it only gets worse...

Conspiracy Point #8
With the Seminoles trailing 27-24 with less than five minutes to go, Leon Washington took a first-and-goal handoff into the middle of the line, stretched the ball toward the goal line and fumbled. The crowd went wild after UF linebacker Channing Crowder emerged from a prolonged scuffle with the football, and the game, apparently in hand for the home team.

What the Gators' fans failed to see, and refuse to see, is that Washington fell directly on his own fumble. The official, who was standing right there, immediately blew it dead and raised two fingers in the air as a sign that it was now second down. He did not give him forward progress - he marked it where he fell on it.

Crowder ignored the whistle while wrestling the ball away from Washington. In a fit of frustration, the freshman linebacker hurled the ball down the field and received a 15-yard penalty, which sent the already crazed Gator fans into Spurrier-esque spasms.

The fact that the officials missed a Washington touchdown on third down, forcing a fourth-and-goal decision, did not appease the home crowd. In fact, it only added to the agony as Bowden went for the win on fourth down, rather than kicking a field goal to make it 27-all, and Rix stretched the ball across the goal line for the go-ahead score.

Confounding Facts
And what would a conspiracy theory be without some couter-intuitive facts to create a cover-up. Like the time Chris Leak lost control of the ball as he began to slide at the FSU 31. Even Nat Moore agreed that the officials had incorrectly ruled Leak down. The blown call enabled the Gators to attempt a field goal...that was missed.

And what about the bogus late hit the officials hung on FSU where the replays show the FSU player being blocked late, and in the back, onto the downed Gator ball-carrier? Or what about the late hit five yards out of bounds on Willie Reid's kickoff that wasn't called?

Camouflage.

Gator conspiracy theorists will say those were cover-ups for a sinister plot befitting of an Oliver Stone movie. But even with his ability to weave the facts of history in a blockbuster movie, Stone would be hard-pressed to create film as dramatic, or with as many plot twists, as were in this football game.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
10
7
14
38
FLORIDA
3
3
18
10
34

1st   0- 3  Opp, 47, field goal, 6:05 
      7- 3  Dominic Robinson, 35, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 1:46 
2nd   7- 3  Opp, 48, field goal failed, 14:00
     10- 3  Xavier Beitia, 28, field goal, 7:31 
     10- 6  Opp, 47, field goal, 5:31 
     17- 6  Matt Henshaw, 20, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 5:02 
3rd  17-14  Opp, 25, pass (run), 13:25
     17-17  Opp, 42, field goal, 7:44 
     17-24  Opp, 77, fumble recovery/return (kick), 6:10 
     24-24  Pat Watkins, 25, fumble recovery/return (Xavier Beitia, kick), 2:49 
4th  24-27  Opp, 28, field goal, 8:01 
     31-27  Chris Rix, 1, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 5:01 
     31-34  Opp, 25, pass (kick), 2:50 
     38-34  P.K. Sam, 52, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 0:55 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 21 Rushes-yards 43-134 34-142 Passing 256 303 Att-Comp-Int 19-14-0 37-23-0 Total Yards 62-390 71-445 Punt Returns 0-0 2-15 Kickoff Returns 7-215 6-117 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-25 1-77 Punts 4-40.0 2-38.5 Sacks By-Yds 2-10 1-5 Fumbles-Lost 4-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 5-35 6-42 3rd Down Conversions 1-11 4-15 4th Down Conversions 2-2 2-2 Time of Posession 32:35 27:25 Attendance 90,407 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Leon Washington 15- 65 Greg Jones 9- 42 Lorenzo Booker 11- 39 Chris Davis 1- -5 Chris Rix 7- -7 Receiving Dominic Robinson 5- 102 P.K. Sam 3- 84 Donnie Carter 1- 34 Matt Henshaw 1- 20 Chris Davis 1- 9 Leon Washington 1- 5 Greg Jones 1- 5 Lorenzo Booker 1- -3 Passing Chris Rix 19-14-0-256 Kickoff Return Leon Washington 3- 126 Willie Reid 2- 62 Antonio Cromartie 1- 27 Chad Canfield 1- 0 Punting Jesse Stein 4- 160 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stanford Samuels 6 . 6 . . . . . . . . . Michael Boulware 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . B.J. Ward 6 . 6 . . . . . . . . . Pat Watkins 4 . 4 . . . . . 1- 25 . . . Allen Augustin 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Darnell Dockett 4 . 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . 1 . . Kendyll Pope 3 1 4 2.0- 9.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Jerome Carter 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Travis Johnson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 2 . 2 1.0- 5.0 . . 1 . . . . . Chauncey Davis 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Leroy Smith 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Womble 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Eric Moore 2 . 2 2.0- 5.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Antonio Cromartie 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sam McGrew 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Claudius Osei 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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SE    4  P.K. Sam
TB    6  Greg Jones
QB   16  Chris Rix
FLK  21  Dominic Robinson
FB   36  James Coleman
TE   38  Paul Irons
C    63  David Castillo
LG   64  Matt Meinrod
LT   70  Alex Barron
RG   73  Bobby Meeks
RT   77  Ray Willis
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    7  Rufus Brown
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
CB   10  Stanford Samuels
RV   23  Jerome Carter
FS   24  B.J. Ward
MLB  40  Allen Augustin
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
DE   55  Eric Moore
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
DE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Leon Washington
 5  Chris Davis
 8  Bryant McFadden
11  Gerard Ross
13  Antonio Cromartie
14  Matt Henshaw
15  Chauncey Stovall
18  Lorne Sam
22  Pat Watkins
26  Willie Reid
27  Claudius Osei
28  Lorenzo Booker
32  Leroy Smith
34  Ernie Sims
39  Marcello Church
41  Kyler Hall
42  Anthony Bredwood
44  Gordy Reid
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Sam McGrew
47  Xavier Beitia
49  Chad Canfield
52  Brodrick Bunkley
54  A.J. Nicholson
56  Ray Piquion
59  Charles Howard
60  Andrew Henry-Kennon
72  Ron Lunford
75  Mario Henderson
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
88  Donnie Carter
89  Brian Sawyer
94  Chauncey Davis
95  Kamerion Wimbley
99  Travis Johnson

MIAMI 16, FLORIDA STATE 14

01/01/2004, Orange Bowl

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

MIAMI, FL - Florida State didn't want this rematch. Now everyone knows why.

Jarrett Payton ran for 131 yards, Jon Peattie kicked three field goals and Miami shut out the Seminoles in the second half to give the Hurricanes a 16-14 win in the Orange Bowl on Thursday night.

It was No. 10 Miami's fifth consecutive victory in the heated series - its longest winning streak since 1957. No. 9 Florida State lost consecutive bowl games for the first time since the 1979 and 1980 seasons.

Like several other memorable games in this storied rivalry, the outcome was decided by a kicker.

Not only did Peattie hit a career-long 51-yarder to give the Hurricanes the lead in the third quarter, but Florida State's Xavier Beitia missed a 39-yarder with 5:30 to play.

And yes, it was wide right.

"I missed it," Beitia said. "There's nothing else to say. I didn't make the kick. What is there to say? I didn't make the kick. Nothing else to say. There were seven minutes left. I didn't make the kick."

It was the fifth time a Florida State kicker has missed a decisive kick in this rivalry. Beitia also missed a 43-yarder wide left against Miami as time expired in 2002, and the Hurricanes won 28-27.

"We've got something on their kicker," Miami linebacker Jonathan Vilma said. "I don't know what it is, but I'm glad we got it."

Added linebacker D.J. Williams: "It feels great to beat anyone, but it's especially sweet to beat your biggest rival. Maybe it's a mystique, some kind of a curse. I know it's always in the back of their kicker's mind."

Miami (11-2) sealed the latest victory with a defensive stand with less than two minutes to play. Chris Rix's final pass fell incomplete. Rix was 2-of-12 for 18 yards in the second half - another poor performance against Miami.

He threw two interceptions in the first meeting.

"What you had was two great defenses there, and it really came down to who made the fewest mistakes is going to win," Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said. "If we'd kicked that ball through the goal post, we'd have been all right."

This game wasn't as close as the final score indicated. The Hurricanes outgained Florida State 375 yards to 206 yards and scored the final 13 points. They also finished with 218 yards rushing.

Payton provided many of the big plays on offense, and Sean Taylor, Vince Wilfork and others did the damage on defense.

But Peattie was equally effective.

His 51-yarder came a play after Miami punted. Florida State (10-3) was penalized 5 yards for illegal substitution, moving the Hurricanes into field-goal range.

Peattie also connected from 32 and 44 yards. He had one blocked from 45 yards with 2:18 remaining, but it didn't matter. Miami set up the attempt when D.J. Williams ran 31 yards on a fake punt on fourth-and-1 from Miami's own 32.

"That was really a great call," Bowden said. "It was a gutty call."

It was the second of three meetings in less than 11 months between the instate rivals. Miami beat Florida State 22-14 in October, and they are scheduled to open the 2004 season in Miami - the Hurricanes' first game as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

No one wanted this rematch in the Orange Bowl. And when the Bowl Championship Series announced the pairings early last month, coaches, players and fans were disappointed.

But once the initial shock wore off, everyone realized what they were getting - an intense rivalry game between two of college football's top programs.

The game certainly proved that.

Trailing 14-10, the Hurricanes were in position to take the lead before halftime with the ball at the 13. But the Seminoles sacked Brock Berlin on consecutive plays - the first sacks against Miami in the last five meetings.

Miami settled for Peattie's second field goal and a 14-13 deficit at the break.

Peattie opened the scoring with a 32-yarder on the first possession.

Florida State scored touchdowns on consecutive possessions in the second quarter to take a 14-3 lead. Lorenzo Booker took a direct snap and ran around the right end for a 10-yard score on the first play of the second quarter.

Four plays after an 8-yard punt by Brian Monroe, Greg Jones ran up the middle for 24 yards and set up Chris Rix's 7-yard touchdown pass to Matt Henshaw. Jones broke through the line, eluded two linebackers and then ran over All-America safety Sean Taylor at the 15.

The Hurricanes scored on the ensuing possession - behind more strong runs by Payton - to make it 14-10. Payton turned the corner on the left side and gained 46 yards, then had runs of 6 and 2 yards to set up Tyrone Moss' 3-yard touchdown.

Payton ran for 97 yards in the first meeting, which was played on a sloppy field in Tallahassee. He did most of damage then between the tackles. He was more effective Thursday night outside, showing a rare burst of speed.

"It's not like they beat the heck out of us or we beat the heck out of them," Bowden said. "One play. They made one more than we did. That doesn't have to necessarily be a kick...Those two teams tonight are about as evenly matched as two teams can be."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MIAMI
3
10
3
0
16
FLORIDA STATE
0
14
0
0
14

1st   0- 3  Opp, 32, field goal, 11:32
2nd   7- 3  Lorenzo Booker, 9, run (Xavier Beitia, kick), 14:54
     14- 3  Matt Henshaw, 7, pass from Chris Rix (Xavier Beitia, kick), 8:41 
     14-10  Opp, 3, run (kick), 5:34 
     14-13  Opp, 44, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  14-16  Opp, 51, field goal, 10:19
4th  14-16  Xavier Beitia, 39, field goal failed, 5:30 
     14-16  Opp, 45, field goal blocked by B.J. Ward, 2:18 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 10 16 Rushes-yards 32-110 48-218 Passing 96 157 Att-Comp-Int 19-6-1 29-14-2 Total Yards 51-206 77-375 Punt Returns 1-6 3-23 Kickoff Returns 4-66 3-63 Interception Ret. 2-31 1--3 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 7-43.6 5-25.2 Sacks By-Yds 2-13 1-7 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1 Penalties-Yds 10-85 5-40 3rd Down Conversions 3-12 6-19 4th Down Conversions 0-1 1-1 Time of Posession 23:52 36:08 Attendance 76,739 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Greg Jones 6- 38 Lorenzo Booker 8- 25 Leon Washington 9- 20 Chris Rix 5- 13 James Coleman 2- 9 Chris Davis 1- 5 B.J. Dean 1- 0 Receiving Chauncey Stovall 4- 79 P.K. Sam 1- 10 Matt Henshaw 1- 7 Passing Chris Rix 19- 6-1- 96 Punt Return Leon Washington 1- 6 Kickoff Return Antonio Cromartie 2- 41 Leon Washington 2- 25 Punting Jesse Stein 7- 305 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pat Watkins 7 2 9 . . . . . . . . . Michael Boulware 6 2 8 1.5- 6.0 0.5- 4.0 . . . . . . . B.J. Ward 3 3 6 . . . . . . . 1 . Jerome Carter 3 2 5 1.0- 5.0 0.5- 3.0 1- 30 1 . . . . . Allen Augustin 3 2 5 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . . 1 . . Kyler Hall 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Kendyll Pope 3 1 4 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . 1 . . Stanford Samuels 2 2 4 1.0- 4.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . Kevin Emanuel 1 3 4 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . A.J. Nicholson 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Claudius Osei 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Rufus Brown 2 1 3 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Ernie Sims 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Darnell Dockett 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Travis Johnson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Sam McGrew . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Kamerion Wimbley . 2 2 0.5- 3.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . Eric Moore 1 . 1 . . 1- 1 1 . . . . . Leroy Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Bryant McFadden 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcello Church 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . P.K. Sam 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Antonio Cromartie 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Womble . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kasey Anderson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Charles Howard . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Ray Piquion . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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SE    4  P.K. Sam
TB    6  Greg Jones
QB   16  Chris Rix
FL   21  Dominic Robinson
FB   36  James Coleman
TE   38  Paul Irons
C    63  David Castillo
SG   64  Matt Meinrod
TG   73  Bobby Meeks
ST   75  Mario Henderson
TT   77  Ray Willis
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RCB   7  Rufus Brown
WLB   9  Kendyll Pope
LCB  10  Stanford Samuels
FS   22  Pat Watkins
RV   23  Jerome Carter
MLB  40  Allen Augustin
DT   45  Darnell Dockett
RE   55  Eric Moore
SLB  58  Michael Boulware
LE   90  Kevin Emanuel
NG   91  Jeff Womble
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Leon Washington
 5  Chris Davis
 8  Bryant McFadden
11  Gerard Ross
13  Antonio Cromartie
14  Matt Henshaw
15  Chauncey Stovall
18  Lorne Sam
24  B.J. Ward
26  Willie Reid
27  Claudius Osei
28  Lorenzo Booker
32  Leroy Smith
33  Kasey Anderson
34  Ernie Sims
35  B.J. Dean
39  Marcello Church
41  Kyler Hall
42  Anthony Bredwood
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Gordy Reid
44  Sam McGrew
47  Xavier Beitia
49  Chad Canfield
52  Brodrick Bunkley
54  A.J. Nicholson
56  Ray Piquion
59  Charles Howard
60  Andrew Henry-Kennon
62  Cory Niblock
70  Alex Barron
72  Ron Lunford
85  Jesse Stein
86  Joey Kaleikini
88  Donnie Carter
89  Brian Sawyer
94  Chauncey Davis
95  Kamerion Wimbley
99  Travis Johnson