Florida State Football - 2008 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 2008 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bobby Bowden, Head Coach
Jody Allen, Defensive Ends, Special Teams Coordinator
Chuck Amato, Executive Head Coach, Linebackers
Mickey Andrews, Associate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs
Dexter Carter, Running Backs
James Coley, Tight Ends, Recruiting Coordinator
Lawrence Dawsey, Wide Receivers
Jimbo Fisher, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks
Odell Haggins, Defensive Tackles
Garin Justice, Graduate Assistant
Bob LaCivita, Dir of Player Personnel
Chris St. John, Graduate Assistant
Todd Stroud, Strength and Conditioning
Rick Trickett, Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Line

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2008 FSU Football Media Guide

Tony Carter, Myron Rolle, Greg Carr, Everette Brown,
Drew Weatherford, Rodney Hudson, Derek Nicholson, Antone Smith

2008 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

A.J. Alexander, 5-11, 170, RB, Altoona, PA - PrepStar Dream Team member...Rivals calls Alexander the 19th-best athlete in this year's class...the eighth-best prospect out of the state of Pennsylvania named all-county and all-conference as a junior and senior...consistently times in the low 4.3's in the 40...played quarterback in high school...senior year he rushed for 1000+ yards and 23 TDs...caught six touchdowns and amassed more than 400 yards receiving...returned two kicks for scores as well...as a junior he finished the year with over 1000 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns...in the air, he had another 400 yards with four scores... benches 280 pounds, squats 410 and has a 42 inch vertical jump...also ran track (10.5-100m, 21.5-200m)...ran the fastest 40 among wide outs and the ninth-fastest 40 overall at the State College Nike Training Camp in 2006...posted a 3.2 GPA in high school... father played football at Maryland...had over 40 offers and chose FSU over Tennessee, North Carolina and Pittsburgh among others.

Travis Arnold, 5-10, 184, DB, Madison - Four-star recruit by Rivals...listed as the 21st-best safety in America by Rivals and the 32nd ranked player in the state of Florida...Scout.com has Arnold listed as a three-star prospect and the 48th best safety prospect in America...FSWAA All-State 2A First Team Defense...Prep Star All-Region Team...led all running backs in the bench press at the Athens Nike Training Camp in 2006...recorded 75 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior at Madison...also caught 67 passes for 750 yards and 12 TDs...ran a 4.31 40-yard dash...received offers from South Carolina, Clemson and Marshall.

Nigel Bradham, 6-2, 242, OLB, Crawfordville - One of the top recruits in the nation, Bradham is already enrolled at FSU...PARADE All-American...SuperPrep All-American...ranked the top player in the state, the 13th-best prospect in the nation and the top OLB in America by Rivals...a five-star rated outside linebacker by Rivals and Scout.com...Scout's top-rated middle linebacker and Prep Stars No. 1 linebacker...ESPN ranks him as their fourth-best OLB and the 60th-best player in America...Tom Luginbill of Scouts, Inc. considers him an outstanding prospect...Sports Illustrated and TAKKLE have Bradham rated as the seventh-best player in America...a finalist for the 2008 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award...received honorable mention Army All-America honors as the best tackler...led the East team to a 33-23 victory and recorded four tackles in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl...was the recipient of the EAS Speed and Strength Award...Tallahassee Democrat All-Big Bend Defensive Player of the Year...PrepStar Dream Team member...FSWAA All-State 3A First Team Defense... AJC Super Southern 100...Rivals says Bradham has the best instincts of any linebacker, the third-most closing speed and is the fifth-best athlete among linebackers this year...finished his senior season with 147 tackles, 12 sacks and four defensive touchdowns in leading Wakulla to a district championship...as a junior he tallied 145 tackles, eight sacks and four interceptions, two of which he returned for TDs...recorded over 430 tackles and 20 sacks during his three-year career at Wakulla...had one of the five best games in the nation this year according to Rivals when he registered 15 tackles in a 16-0 win over Blountstown...timed at 4.52 in the 40-yard dash, can bench press 440 pounds and clean jerk 310...had over 40 offers and chose the Seminoles over Georgia, Mississippi and Florida.

Nigel Carr, 6-3, 220, LB, Jacksonville - Ranked in the top six in the nation at his position by SI/TAKKLE, Rivals and ESPN... SI/Takkle has him rated as the 46th-best prospect overall and they call him "the best outside linebacker prospect in the country"...a four-star player according to Rivals and Scout.com...Scout has Carr ranked as the fourth-best SLB in America...Rivals lists him as the 17th-best prospect in Florida...fourth for instincts and closing speed according to Rivals...AJC Super Southern 100...Prep Star Dream Team member...Tom Luginbill of Scouts, Inc. considers him an outstanding prospect...ESPN believes Carr can contribute right away as a linebacker or be a worthy defensive end in time...FSWAA All-State 4A First Team Defense...Under Armour All-American...had 399 tackles in high school including 133 last season...registered 116 tackles and13 sacks as a junior...ran a 4.55 40...maxed out at 305 on the bench and had a squat max of 450...one of three players from First Coast to commit to Florida State this year...chose Florida State over Florida, Clemson, South Carolina USF, Georgia Tech and Minnesota.

Avis Commack, 6-4, 182, WR, Jacksonville - A four-star prospect according to Scout.com and rated a three-star prospect by Rivals...Scout lists Commack as the 44th-best WR...Rivals has the receiver rated No. 66 overall in the state of Florida and the 67th-best wideout overall...ESPN lists Commack as the nation's 75th-best receiver...Commack posses a great blend of deceptive speed, toughness and the ability to make acrobatic catches in traffic...AJC Super Southern 100...Prep Star All-Region Team...FSWAA All-State 4A Honorable Mention...had 43 catches for over 600 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior...clocked a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash...chose Florida State over South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Illinois, NC State and Purdue.

Andrew Datko, 6-6, 285, OG, Fort Lauderdale - Three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout.com...the 35th-best guard in America according to Rivals...Scout lists him as the 44th-best tackle prospect in this class...rated 50th among offensive tackles this year by ESPN...disciplined player who understands technique, leverage and balance according to Scout.com...Scout considers Datko one of the top offensive line prospects in Broward County...PrepStar All-Region Team...FSWAA All-State 5A First Team offense...Miami Herald and South Florida Sun Sentinel All-Broward County...ran the 40 in a time of 5.3...played on St. Thomas' 14-1 State Championship squad...played for the state title every year of his high school career...chose FSU over UCF and FIU.

Everett Dawkins, 6-2, 242, DE, Spartanburg, SC - Rated a four-star defensive end by Rivals...garnered three stars from Scout.com...a top 20 defensive end prospect according to ESPN...Rivals has Dawkins as a top 10 prospect among weakside defensive ends and the eighth-best player coming out of South Carolina this season...Scout ranks him as the 41st-best defensive end prospect...PrepStar All-Region Team...AP All-State selection as a senior...his Byrnes team went 15-0 and captured the state championship...played in Max Emfinger's All-American Bowl Game Classic in Jackson, Mississippi...captained his team to a 42-0 victory as he recorded five sacks and double digit tackles...also played in the 71st annual Shrine Bowl where he recorded three tackles and broke up a pass...this past season he recorded 115 tackles, 14 sacks and recovered five fumbles... in 2006 he recorded 46 solo tackles, 56 assists, three sacks and 18 tackles for loss...posted a 4.68 in the 40...received scholarship offers from 10 schools including Illinois, Michigan State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

Garrett Faircloth, 6-6, 260, OT, Jacksonville - Sleeper recruit comes to FSU having never played on the offensive line in high school...missed his junior season after tearing his ACL...ESPN lists Faircloth as the 57th-best offensive tackle prospect in this year's class and believes he has a lot of upside and real promise...FSWAA All-State 2A Second Team...played on the defensive line at Bolles as a senior and recorded 80 tackles...sister plays softball at Mississippi...chose FSU over Memphis, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and UCF.

Jarmon Fortson, 6-3, 216, WR, Hurtsboro, AL - Four-star recruit according to both Rivals and Scout.com...SuperPrep All-American...PrepStar All-Southeast Region...AJC Super Southern 100...Class AAA All-State selection as a senior...first team all-city as a junior...ESPN describes Fortson as "a massive target" with a "wonderful combination of size, strength, quick hands and speed"...ESPN summed up Fortson by saying "Overall, Fortson is big and physical, and you don't find receivers with his size, speed and change-of-direction skills"...registered over 1,500 yards and 22 receiving TDs in his final two seasons at Carver...runs a 4.6 in the 40 and has a 33" vertical...max bench is 265 and max squat is 390...chose FSU over Auburn, Clemson, Alabama, Kentucky, Louisville and South Carolina.

Josh Gehres, 6-3, 190, WR, Tallahassee - Burst onto the scene as a senior totaling more than 1,100 receiving yards on 29 receptions while scoring 13 touchdowns...averaged 38 yards per catch in 2007...ESPN has Gehres ranked 149th among receivers and Scout.com has him listed at 214... ESPN cites his body control, concentration and excellent hands as some of the reasons he delivers the big catch on third down and in the red zone...according Scouts, Inc. Gehres could cause major match-up problems down the road...FSWAA All-State 4A Second Team offense... Tallahassee Democrat All-Big Bend first team...timed at 4.53 in the 40-yard dash...posted a 4.5 GPA at Lincoln...grandfather played at FSU in the 1950's...chose FSU over offers from Illinois, Michigan State, Iowa and South Florida.

Anthony Hill, 6-4, 270, DT, Pensacola - Three-star defensive tackle according to Rivals and Scout.com...both ESPN and Scout.com have him rated in the top 40 among defensive tackle prospects...Rivals ranks Hill as the 51st-best DT prospect and 61st among all recruits in the state of Florida...FSWAA All-State 3A First Team Defense... PrepStar All-Region Team...had eight sacks and 65 tackles as a senior...recorded 9.5 sacks as a junior...timed at 4.9 in the 40...has dropped his weight from 300 to 270...chose FSU over USF.

Ed Imeokparia, 6-0, 188, S, Newark, DE - Three-star athlete according to Rivals...ranked as the 22nd-best player from the state of New Jersey this season...Scouts, Inc. believes Imeokparia is a good back and they like "his speed, toughness and ability to run between the tackles with authority"...Scout.com lists Imeokparia as the 185th-ranked running back in this class...rushed for 600 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2005...67 tackles and three interceptions in 2006...last name pronounced em-ee-OH-pahr-e-ya...ran the 40 in 4.41 and has a 32" vertical...3.0 GPA...chose FSU over Tennessee, Boston College, UNC, Michigan State, Louisville and Cincinnati.

Ty Jones, 5-11, 215, RB, Tampa - Received interest from Florida, Tennessee and Maryland...rushed for 1,200 yards in back-to-back seasons...scored 16 touchdowns as a senior...started out his junior season playing quarterback before moving to running back half way through the year... an Old Spice Red Zone High School Football Player of the Year...all-county and all-state honorable mention as a senior...chose FSU over Toledo.

Ja'Baris Little, 6-4, 240, TE, Tallahassee - Little continues the great tradition of Lincoln High School players coming to Florida State...four-star tight end according to Rivals...Rivals has Little rated as the fifth-fastest tight end prospect this year...Scout lists him as the 27th-best TE prospect...ESPN has him listed at 38th at his position...PrepStar All-Region Team...FSWAA All-State 4A Honorable Mention...played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl...ran a 4.6 40-yard dash...chose FSU over Ohio State, Tennessee, NC State, Illinois, USF and Minnesota.

E.J. Manuel, 6-4, 201, QB, Virginia Beach, VA - One of the top quarterback recruits in the nation in 2008... PARADE All-American...three major services (Rivals, Scout and SI) have Manuel listed as the second-best QB... SI/Takkle rate Manuel the eighth-best recruit regardless of position...a five-star QB recruit according to Scout...rated the best player in the state of Virginia this year by Rivals...Rivals has Manuel rated second for arm strength and accuracy...Tom Luginbill of Scouts, Inc. considers him an outstanding prospect...PrepStar Dream Team member...AJC Super Southern 100... SI/Takkle calls Manuel a "world-class quarterback" who "could be a superstar on the next level"...starting QB in the Under Armour All-American game where he completed 5 of 6 passes for 71 yards in leading Team White to a win...Scouts, Inc. compared Manuel to "a smaller JaMarcus Russell" after watching the QB practice in Orlando...honorable mention "Best Arm" at the Under Armour All-Star game...accounted for almost 7,400 yards and 68 TDs in his high school career...threw for 48 TDs and ran for 12 in his career at Bayside...completed at least 56% of his passes every season of his high school career...passed for nearly 4,000 yards combined in his junior and senior seasons... had at least 1,300 yards passing as a sophomore, junior and senior...nearly threw for 2,000 yards (1,973) as a junior and had 19 TD passes as a senior...also rushed for 541 yards as a senior...earned All-Tidewater district honors...named second-team all-state in Group AAA...participated in Elite 11 camp...runs a 4.6 in the 40...a Dallas Cowboy fan who models his game after New England QB and NFL MVP Tom Brady...chose FSU over LSU, Oregon, Tennessee and Alabama among others.

Moses McCray, 6-2, 268, DT, Tampa - Both Rivals and Scout.com list McCray as a four-star prospect...Scout has McCray listed as the 15th-best DT in this class...both ESPN and Rivals have him in the top 30 at his position...according to ESPN and Scouts, Inc., McCray is a "disruptive defender"...PrepStar All-American...FSWAA All-State 4A Honorable Mention...played in the FACA North vs. South All-Star game...recorded 15 sacks as a junior...ran a 4.68 in the 40...wrestled and participated in track at Hillsborough...chose FSU over Miami, LSU, Ohio State, Florida and Rutgers among others.

Nick Moody, 6-1, 218, DB, Wyncote, PA - Four-star prospect and a top five player in the state of Pennsylvania according to Rivals...Rivals considers him the ninth-best OLB prospect in this class...PrepStar All-Region Team...played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl...named honorable mention for best closing speed and most physical at the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl...won the league championship with Roman Catholic as a senior as he was named a Class 4A First Team All-State selection...recorded 65 tackles, four sacks and five pass break-ups as a junior while playing safety, cornerback and linebacker...caught 13 TD passes his sophomore season...clocked at 4.45 in the 40-yard dash...chose FSU over offers from Penn State, Georgia Tech, Michigan State and Temple.

Terrance Parks, 6-1, 200, DB, Fairburn, GA - Georgia native is already enrolled at Florida State...rated the 36th-best player in America by ESPN and the fifth-best cornerback...ESPN believes he has the potential to become an elite player at the next level...according to ESPN Parks is "an absolute monster of an athletic cornerback with versatility on offense and the measurables every coach in America wants in their perimeter players" and that he can match up with "just about any player in America"...Tom Luginbill of Scouts, Inc. considers him an outstanding prospect...Scout.com gave Parks four stars and considers him the 22nd best CB in the nation...Rivals ranks him as the 32nd-best safety in the 2008 class and the 27th-best prospect in the state of Georgia...a three-star safety according to Rivals... Prep Star All-Region Team...participated in the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game...Scouts, Inc. said Parks reminded them of Baltimore Ravens coner Chris McAllister after watching the FSU commit practicing in Orlando...led Team Click-Clack with three tackles in the game...recorded 45 tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries during his senior year for the Creekside Seminoles...recorded 43 tackles and had four interceptions during his junior season...timed at 4.43 in the 40 and benched 305 pounds...graduated with a 3.0 GPA...chose Florida State over Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee.

Shawn Powell, 6-5, 217, K-P, Rome, GA As a senior, he hit 11-of-12 field goal attempts and averaged 51 yards a punt...chose FSU over VMI...a two-star prospect according to both Rivals and Scout.com...also received interest from Georgia.

Tavares Pressley, 6-1, 215, RB, Arcadia - Four-star recruit according to Scout.com and Rivals...many consider Pressley to be the top junior college running back in the state of California and one of the best in the nation...Rivals sees Pressley as an All-America candidate player at the next level...PrepStar Junior College All-American...first team All-Mission Football Conference selection...rushed for 832 yards and 11 touchdowns at El Camino in 2007 despite averaging less than 10 carries per game...shared duties in the backfield with three other running backs who are expected to play at D1 schools in 2008...accounted for 171.3 yards per game in offense for Monterey Peninsula College as a freshman in 2006...had 1,211 yards rushing, 147 receiving yards, 357 yards on returns and scored 23 touchdowns....runs a 4.4 in the 40, benches a max of 385, has a squat max of 500 and a 33" vertical leap...played QB his entire life before going to junior college and moving to tailback...teammate at El Camino with fellow FSU signee Corey Surrency...chose FSU over Kansas State, Colorado, Mississippi, Nebraska, Arizona and Washington State.

Beau Reliford, 6-7, 235, TE, Coral Springs

Zebrie Sanders, 6-5, 273, OT, Dayton, OH - Four-star prospect according to Scout and Rivals...ranked the fifth-best athlete among all offensive line prospects by Rivals...Rivals considers Sanders to have All-America ability on the collegiate level...PrepStar All-American...Anthony Munoz Foundation Offensive Lineman of the Year...named Under Armour All-American, ESPNU All-American, ONN Ohio All-State, All-Conference and All-District...ran a 5.3 in the 40, maxed out on the bench at 305, squats 475 and has a 26" vertical...started as the varsity LT since the beginning of his sophomore season...helped his team make the state playoffs and finish with a 7-4 record as a senior...SuperPrep believes Sanders has the potential to be an outstanding lineman at the next level...member of The National Honor Society with a 3.475 GPA...holds the rank of Eagle scout in the Boy Scouts of America...has received superior rankings as a violist in the chamber orchestra...born in Columbia, SC...mother attended the University of Georgia...chose FSU over offers from Georgia, Florida, LSU, Clemson and UCLA among others.

Rhonne Sanderson, 6-4, 280, OT, Tampa - Won the Jimbo Kynes Outstanding Lineman Award given to the top linemen in Hillsborough County beating out five-star offensive tackle Matt Patchan for the award...FSWAA All-State 4A Second Team selection...Scouts, Inc. believes Sanderson can develop into a "steal" for Florida State...key member of a Plant team that went 26-2 the last two seasons...protected two of the top QB's in the state of Florida the last two seasons...in 2006 he protected Florida's Mr. Football Robert Marve who is expected to enter spring drills as the starting QB at the University of Miami...this past season he blocked for junior Aaron Murray who already has received offers from Florida, Tennessee and Georgia among others...played in the FACA North vs. South All-Star game...brother plays for South Carolina...chose FSU over offers from Michigan State, FAU, FIU, Toledo and Ball State and interest from Michigan and Louisville.

Blake Snider, 6-4, 285, OG, Heflin, AL - Pigskin Round-Up All Star Team 2007...advanced to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs in 2007...tore his ACL in 2006 Class 4A State Playoff game...his father is the defensive coordinator at Cleburne County...chose FSU over Samford and Troy.

David Spurlock, 6-5, 287, OL, Murfreesboro, TN - Three-star lineman according to both Rivals and Scout.com...Rivals rates Spurlock the eighth-best player to come out of the state of Tennessee this year...Scouts, Inc. calls Spurlock a "tenacious prospect"...PrepStar All-Region team... 2006 All-Region 4-5A selection...chose FSU over offers from Louisville, Ole Miss, UNC, NC State, Tennessee, Colorado and MTSU.

Toshmon Stevens, 6-5, 205, DE, Pomona Park - Three-star lineman according to both Rivals and Scout.com...PrepStar All-Region team...FSWAA All-State 2B First Team Defense...played football for a full season for the first time in 2006...in 2006 he recorded 37 tackles and eight sacks defensively and caught three passes for 50 yards and a TD as a tight end...as a senior he recorded 56 tackles and 12 sacks...Crescent City went 10-0 his senior season...also plays center for the basketball team at Crescent City...runs the 40 in 4.56, has a 30.5" vertical and maxes out at 285 on the bench...has a personal best of 6'8" in the high jump...placed twice in that event in the state finals...holds 17 offers and chose FSU over South Carolina, Tennessee, NC State, Virginia Tech, UCF and Arizona State.

Corey Surrency, 6-5, 210, WR, Miami - Five-star recruit according to Scout.com...Rivals lists him as a four-star wide receiver...one of the top junior college players in America...PrepStar Junior College All-American...this past season he had 30 receptions for more than 670 yards...had 23 catches for 432 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman in 2006...had six catches for 125 yards in the state championship game...runs a 4.45 in the 40...chose FSU over LSU, Oregon, West Virginia, Oregon State, Cal, Colorado, Louisville and Arizona.

Jermaine Thomas, 6-1, 190, RB, Jacksonville - Three-star back according to both Rivals and Scout.com...Scouts, Inc. says Thomas is an outstanding prospect who has the "ability to create mismatches against most opponents" and considers him a player that could be a contributor as a true freshman...ESPN says Thomas has a "supreme blend of size and speed"...PrepStar All-Region team...AJC Super Southern 100...FSWAA All-State 4A Second Team Offense...rushed for 900 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior...played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl...chose FSU over LSU, Illinois, Georgia Tech, NC State, South Carolina and Purdue.

Joe Tonga, 6-6, 305, OL, Pomona, CA

Markus White, 6-4, 245, DE, West Palm Beach - Five star recruit according to Rivals...the only junior college player to move from four to five stars in the final Rivals Top 100...four-star rated recruit by Scout.com...NJCAA Football Player of the Year...Region 6 Player of the Year...Prep Star Junior College All-American...NJCAA and JC Gridwire First Team All-American...named All-Jayhawk Conference...his Butler team finished the year 12-0 and was awarded a share of the 2007 NJCAA Football title after beating No. 1 Snow College 56-27...led the best junior college defense in the nation this past year...the Grizzlies' defense allowed just over 235 yards per game and a mere 11 points per contest...the Butler defense recorded four shutouts last season and went 15 consecutive quarters without allowing a point...set a Butler record with 24.5 sacks, which led the NJCAA...also led the nation with six forced fumbles...ranked 23rd in the nation with 97 tackles...recorded 14.5 tackles for loss...in his final game he had eight tackles, two for a loss, a sack, a pass deflection and a blocked PAT in defeating the No. 1 team in the country...was named the game's defensive MVP...played for defensive line coach Steve Braet at Butler who has coached 24 All-Americans and three NFL players... spent a brief period of time at Rutgers...ran the 40 in 4.55 and has a 30" vertical leap...chose FSU over Miami, Oklahoma, UNC, Arkansas, West Virginia, South Carolina and Kansas State.

Vince Williams, 6-0, 237, ILB, Davenport - One of three early enrollees in the 2008 class...four-star inside linebacker by Rivals.com...ranked the ninth-best inside linebacker in the country and the 24th-best prospect in the state of Florida by Rivals...also a member of the Rivals 250...scout ranks Williams as the 24th-best inside linebacker prospect...ESPN has Williams rated at #40 at his position... Prep Star All-American...named Polk County Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and all-county as a sophomore...totaled almost 300 tackles in three seasons with 48 TFL and 25 sacks...had 122 tackles, nine sacks, 20 QB hurries and 26 TFL as a junior in 2006...also played running back where he carried the ball 72 times for 604 yards as a junior... rushed for 138 yards on just 13 carries (10.6 average) and scored two touchdowns in Davenport's 27-0 shutout win over Auburndale (Fla.)...FSWAA All-State 3A Second Team Defense...co-MVP of the Scout.com combine in Jacksonville...ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68...maxed out at 320 on the bench and squatted 545 pounds...vertical measured at 30"... chose Florida State over LSU, Ohio State and Florida.


2008 Roster - By Name

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T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  26 A.J. Alexander        RB      5-11  170  Fr        Altoona, PA (Altoona)
  16 Mister Alexander      LB      6-2   225  So-R      Aldine, TX (Eisenhower)
  28 Dionte Allen          CB      5-11  168  Fr-R      Detroit, MI (Saint Mary's)
     Travis Arnold         DB      5-10  184  Fr        Madison (Madison County)                         Did not qualify
* 65 Zack Aronson          DS      6-2   214  Jr-R      Coral Springs (Marjory Stoneman Douglas/Florida)
  71 Evan Bellamy          OT      6-4   295  So-R *    Miami (Gulliver Prep)                            blood clot in leg
* 13 Nigel Bradham         OLB     6-2   242  Fr        Crawfordville (Wakulla)
* 99 Everette Brown        DE      6-4   248  Jr-R **   Stantonsburg, NC (Beddingfield)
* 18 Greg Carr             WR      6-6   217  Sr   ***  Reddick (North Marion)
* 12 Nigel Carr            LB      6-3   220  Fr        Jacksonville (First Coast)
*  4 Tony Carter           CB      5-9   166  Sr-R ***  Jacksonville (Mandarin)
  10 Chad Colley           DB      6-1   167  Fr-R      Gulf Breeze (Gulf Breeze)
  14 Avis Commack          WR      6-4   182  Fr        Jacksonville (First Coast)
  73 Jay Culpepper         DS      6-4   268  Fr-R      Madison (Madison County)
* 67 Andrew Datko          OG      6-6   285  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 57 Brandon Davis         OL      6-2   274  So-R      Miami (South Miami)
* 30 Pat Davis             RB      5-9   183  Sr-R *    Fort Lauderdale (Cardinal Gibbons)
  93 Everett Dawkins       DE      6-2   242  Fr        Spartanburg, SC (Byrnes)
* 19 Josh Dobbie           TE      6-4   234  Sr-R      Dover (Bloomingdale/Army)
  91 Emmanuel Dunbar       DT      6-5   291  Jr-R **   Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach)
  40 Matt Dunham           TE      6-2   250  So-R *    Columbus, GA (Pacelli)
* 82 Taiwan Easterling     WR      5-11  180  Fr-R      Hattiesburg, MS (Oak Grove)
  16 Corey Eddinger        QB      6-0   200  Fr        Crawfordville
  19 James Esco            K       6-1   195  Fr        Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
  76 Garrett Faircloth     OT      6-6   260  Fr        Jacksonville (Bolles)                            Grayshirt
* 80 Jarmon Fortson        WR      6-3   216  Fr        Hurtsboro, AL (Carver)
* 75 Will Furlong          OT      6-5   278  Fr-R      Deland (Deland)
  69 Kyle Futch            OG      6-3   275  Sr        Ocala
  42 Marcus Gadson         S       6-1   192  Jr-R      Stone Mountain, GA (Stone Mountain)
  52 Rodney Gallon         LB      6-0   191  Sr-R ***  Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  63 A.J. Ganguzza         C       6-3   280  Fr-R      Boca Raton (West Boca Raton Community)
* 43 Graham Gano           K-P     6-1   197  Sr   ***  Pensacola (Tate)
* 29 Michael Ray Garvin    DB      5-8   182  Sr   ***  Upper Saddle River, NJ (Dom Bosco Prep)
     Josh Gehres           WR      6-3   190  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)                            Greyshirt
  12 Randy Gilbert         QB      6-2   195  Jr-R      Immokalee
* 89 Louis Givens          WR      5-8   170  So        Jacksonville (Wolfson/Mars Hill College)
   9 Richard Goodman       WR      6-0   186  Sr   ***  Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 70 Antwane Greenlee      OT      6-6   301  Fr-R      Columbus, GA (Hardaway)
  51 Aaron Gresham         LB      6-2   229  Fr-R      Mayo (Lafayette)
* 54 Paul Griffin          NT      6-2   285  Sr-R *    Pensacola (Pensacola/Butler County CC)
  88 Jonathan Hannah       TE      6-4   250  Sr        Hope Mills, NC (South View/South Carolina/Louisburg College)
  44 Maurice Harris        LB      6-0   215  Fr-R      Homestead (Homestead)
  45 Michael Hellman       TE      6-2   232  So        Pembroke Pines
     Anthony Hill          DT      6-4   270  Fr        Pensacola (Pensacola)                            Greyshirt-signed with South Florida
  37 Zach Hobby            K       5-11  200  Jr-R      Oldsmar (Countryside/Delaware)
* 42 Seddrick Holloway     FB      5-10  247  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 62 Rodney Hudson         OG      6-2   290  So   *    Mobile, AL (Rain)
  37 Ed Imeokparia         S       6-0   188  Fr        Newark, DE (Blair Academy)                       Torn ACL
* 19 Kenny Ingram          S       6-6   229  Sr-R **   Orlando (Edgewater/East Central CC)
* 55 Jamar Jackson         LB      6-4   237  Fr-R      Richmond, VA (Varina)
* 15 Ochuko Jenije         CB      5-10  187  So-R *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
  97 Jeremy Johnson        DT      5-7   259  Sr        West Palm Beach (Palm Beach Gardens/Upper Iowa)
  58 John Jones            DT      5-11  270  Fr        West Palm Beach (Jupiter)
  33 Ty Jones              RB      5-11  215  Fr        Tampa (Middleton)
* 49 Benjamin Lampkin      LB      6-0   225  Sr-R **   Panama City (Rutherford)
* 23 Roosevelt Lawson      RV      5-11  206  Sr   ***  Miami (Southridge)
  47 Josh Levin            TE      6-5   226  Sr        Clearwater
* 85 Ja'Baris Little       TE      6-4   240  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 22 Korey Mangum          CB      6-0   200  Jr-R **   LaMarque, TX (LaMarque)
   3 E.J. Manuel           QB      6-4   201  Fr        Virginia Beach, VA (Bayside)
     Anthony McCloud       DL      6-3   295  Fr        Thomasville, GA (Central/Itawamba CC)            Did not qualify
* 24 Darius McClure        S       5-11  205  Sr-R ***  Birmingham, AL (Minor)
* 90 Moses McCray          DT      6-2   268  Fr        Tampa (Hillsborough)
* 60 Ryan McMahon          C       6-3   280  So-R *    Rome, GA (Darlington Prep)
* 95 Kevin McNeil          DE      6-2   253  Jr   *    Kingsland, GA (Camden County)
* 94 Justin Mincey         DT      6-5   284  Jr   **   Folkston, GA (Charlton County/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 59 Neefy Moffett         DE      6-1   256  Sr   ***  Palm Bay (Palm Bay)
  47 Nick Moody            DB      6-1   218  Fr        Wyncote, PA (Roman Catholic)                     Shoulder injury
* 30 Derek Nicholson       LB      6-2   235  Sr   ***  Winston-Salem, NC (Mount Tabor)
  15 Andrew Nowels         QB      6-3   208  Fr-R      Lakeland (Lakeland)
  82 Nathan O'Jibway       K       6-3   253  Fr-R      North Fort Myers (North Fort Myers)
  85 Tim Orange            WR      5-11  179  So        Miami (American)
* 86 Rod Owens             WR      6-0   180  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Wolfson)
*  5 Preston Parker        WR      6-0   195  Jr   **   Delray Beach (Atlantic)
  27 Terrance Parks        DB      6-1   200  Fr        Fairburn, GA (Creekside)
  92 Daniel Parvin         LB      6-0   220  Jr        Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)
   8 Brandon Paul          RB      5-10  174  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 81 Caz Piurowski         TE      6-7   275  Jr   **   Land O' Lakes (Land O' Lakes)
*  7 Christian Ponder      QB      6-2   216  So-R *    Colleyville, TX (Colleyville Heritage)
* 45 Shawn Powell          K-P     6-5   217  Fr        Rome, GA (Darlington Prep)
  39 Tavares Pressley      RB      6-1   215  Jr        Arcadia (DeSoto/El Camino JC)                    Torn ACL
* 83 Bert Reed             WR      5-11  165  Fr-R      Panama City (Bay)
  88 Beau Reliford         TE      6-7   235  Fr        Coral Springs (Dillard)
* 10 D'Vontrey Richardson  QB      6-1   214  So-R      Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
* 40 Rod Roberts           CB      6-0   196  Sr-R      Brooksville (Hernando)
* 20 Jamie Robinson        S       6-2   190  Jr-R **   Rock Hill, SC (Northwestern)
* 21 Patrick Robinson      CB      5-11  192  Jr   **   Miami (Gulliver Prep)
  67 Joshua Rodriguez      DT      5-11  293  Fr-R      Miami (Gulliver Prep)
*  3 Myron Rolle           RV      6-2   218  Jr   **   Galloway, NJ (The Hun School)
* 77 Zebrie Sanders        OT      6-5   273  Fr        Dayton, OH (Northmont)
  73 Rhonne Sanderson      OT      6-4   280  Fr        Tampa (Plant)
* 35 Marcus Sims           RB      6-0   233  Jr   *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
     Debrale Smiley        RB      6-2   240  Fr        Thomasville, GA (Central/Itawamba CC)            Did not qualify
*  6 Antone Smith          RB      5-9   190  Sr   ***  Pahokee (Pahokee)
* 41 Kendall Smith         LB      6-1   228  So   *    Bushnell (South Sumter)
  61 Blake Snider          OG      6-4   285  Fr        Heflin, AL (Cleburne County)                     Grayshirt
* 79 David Spurlock        OL      6-5   287  Fr        Murfreesboro, TN (Riverdale)
  66 Jacob Stanley         OT      6-2   243  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy)
  96 Toshmon Stevens       DE      6-5   205  Fr        Pomona Park (Crescent City)
* 56 Kendrick Stewart      NG      6-2   268  Jr-R **   Lakeland (Lakeland)
  32 Joe Surratt           FB      6-1   257  Sr-R **   Pace (Pace)
*  1 Corey Surrency        WR      6-5   210  Jr        Miami (Southridge/El Camino JC)
* 32 Jeff Taccetta         S       5-10  188  Sr        Ocala
  64 Josh Tate             OL      6-5   310  Fr-R      Frostproof (Frostproof)
* 72 Budd Thacker          NG      6-2   280  Jr   **   Sanford (Seminole)
* 38 Jermaine Thomas       RB      6-1   190  Fr        Jacksonville (First Coast)
  51 Jeremiah Thompson     DS      5-10  229  So-R      Leesburg (Leesburg)
* 74 Joe Tonga             OL      6-6   305  Sr        Pomona, CA (Mount San Antonio JC)
* 31 Toddrick Verdell      LB      6-3   222  Jr-R **   Hartwell, GA (Hart County/Butler County CC)
  87 Cameron Wade          WR      6-6   202  Fr-R      Cairo, GA (Cairo)
  84 Chase Walker          WR      6-2   199  Jr-R      Panama City (Arnold)
   6 Ventoure Watkins      DB      6-3   165  Fr-R      Lutz (Wharton)
* 36 Dekoda Watson         LB      6-2   221  Jr   **   Aiken, SC (South Aiken)
* 11 Drew Weatherford      QB      6-3   218  Sr-R ***  Odessa (Land O' Lakes)
* 98 Markus White          DE      6-4   245  So        West Palm Beach (John I. Leonard/Butler County CC)
* 46 Vince Williams        ILB     6-0   237  Fr        Davenport (Ridge Community)
* 48 Recardo Wright        LB      6-2   222  Jr   **   Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
  55 Craig Yarborough      DE      6-0   228  So        Jacksonville (Baker)
  43 Vincent Zann          LB      6-0   229  Fr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)

2008 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Travis Arnold         DB      5-10  184  Fr        Madison (Madison County)                         Did not qualify
     Josh Gehres           WR      6-3   190  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)                            Greyshirt
     Anthony Hill          DT      6-4   270  Fr        Pensacola (Pensacola)                            Greyshirt-signed with South Florida
     Anthony McCloud       DL      6-3   295  Fr        Thomasville, GA (Central/Itawamba CC)            Did not qualify
     Debrale Smiley        RB      6-2   240  Fr        Thomasville, GA (Central/Itawamba CC)            Did not qualify
*  1 Corey Surrency        WR      6-5   210  Jr        Miami (Southridge/El Camino JC)
   3 E.J. Manuel           QB      6-4   201  Fr        Virginia Beach, VA (Bayside)
*  3 Myron Rolle           RV      6-2   218  Jr   **   Galloway, NJ (The Hun School)
*  4 Tony Carter           CB      5-9   166  Sr-R ***  Jacksonville (Mandarin)
*  5 Preston Parker        WR      6-0   195  Jr   **   Delray Beach (Atlantic)
*  6 Antone Smith          RB      5-9   190  Sr   ***  Pahokee (Pahokee)
   6 Ventoure Watkins      DB      6-3   165  Fr-R      Lutz (Wharton)
*  7 Christian Ponder      QB      6-2   216  So-R *    Colleyville, TX (Colleyville Heritage)
   8 Brandon Paul          RB      5-10  174  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
   9 Richard Goodman       WR      6-0   186  Sr   ***  Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  10 Chad Colley           DB      6-1   167  Fr-R      Gulf Breeze (Gulf Breeze)
* 10 D'Vontrey Richardson  QB      6-1   214  So-R      Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
* 11 Drew Weatherford      QB      6-3   218  Sr-R ***  Odessa (Land O' Lakes)
* 12 Nigel Carr            LB      6-3   220  Fr        Jacksonville (First Coast)
  12 Randy Gilbert         QB      6-2   195  Jr-R      Immokalee
* 13 Nigel Bradham         OLB     6-2   242  Fr        Crawfordville (Wakulla)
  14 Avis Commack          WR      6-4   182  Fr        Jacksonville (First Coast)
* 15 Ochuko Jenije         CB      5-10  187  So-R *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
  15 Andrew Nowels         QB      6-3   208  Fr-R      Lakeland (Lakeland)
  16 Mister Alexander      LB      6-2   225  So-R      Aldine, TX (Eisenhower)
  16 Corey Eddinger        QB      6-0   200  Fr        Crawfordville
* 18 Greg Carr             WR      6-6   217  Sr   ***  Reddick (North Marion)
* 19 Josh Dobbie           TE      6-4   234  Sr-R      Dover (Bloomingdale/Army)
  19 James Esco            K       6-1   195  Fr        Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
* 19 Kenny Ingram          S       6-6   229  Sr-R **   Orlando (Edgewater/East Central CC)
* 20 Jamie Robinson        S       6-2   190  Jr-R **   Rock Hill, SC (Northwestern)
* 21 Patrick Robinson      CB      5-11  192  Jr   **   Miami (Gulliver Prep)
* 22 Korey Mangum          CB      6-0   200  Jr-R **   LaMarque, TX (LaMarque)
* 23 Roosevelt Lawson      RV      5-11  206  Sr   ***  Miami (Southridge)
* 24 Darius McClure        S       5-11  205  Sr-R ***  Birmingham, AL (Minor)
  26 A.J. Alexander        RB      5-11  170  Fr        Altoona, PA (Altoona)
  27 Terrance Parks        DB      6-1   200  Fr        Fairburn, GA (Creekside)
  28 Dionte Allen          CB      5-11  168  Fr-R      Detroit, MI (Saint Mary's)
* 29 Michael Ray Garvin    DB      5-8   182  Sr   ***  Upper Saddle River, NJ (Dom Bosco Prep)
* 30 Pat Davis             RB      5-9   183  Sr-R *    Fort Lauderdale (Cardinal Gibbons)
* 30 Derek Nicholson       LB      6-2   235  Sr   ***  Winston-Salem, NC (Mount Tabor)
* 31 Toddrick Verdell      LB      6-3   222  Jr-R **   Hartwell, GA (Hart County/Butler County CC)
  32 Joe Surratt           FB      6-1   257  Sr-R **   Pace (Pace)
* 32 Jeff Taccetta         S       5-10  188  Sr        Ocala
  33 Ty Jones              RB      5-11  215  Fr        Tampa (Middleton)
* 35 Marcus Sims           RB      6-0   233  Jr   *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 36 Dekoda Watson         LB      6-2   221  Jr   **   Aiken, SC (South Aiken)
  37 Zach Hobby            K       5-11  200  Jr-R      Oldsmar (Countryside/Delaware)
  37 Ed Imeokparia         S       6-0   188  Fr        Newark, DE (Blair Academy)                       Torn ACL
* 38 Jermaine Thomas       RB      6-1   190  Fr        Jacksonville (First Coast)
  39 Tavares Pressley      RB      6-1   215  Jr        Arcadia (DeSoto/El Camino JC)                    Torn ACL
  40 Matt Dunham           TE      6-2   250  So-R *    Columbus, GA (Pacelli)
* 40 Rod Roberts           CB      6-0   196  Sr-R      Brooksville (Hernando)
* 41 Kendall Smith         LB      6-1   228  So   *    Bushnell (South Sumter)
  42 Marcus Gadson         S       6-1   192  Jr-R      Stone Mountain, GA (Stone Mountain)
* 42 Seddrick Holloway     FB      5-10  247  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 43 Graham Gano           K-P     6-1   197  Sr   ***  Pensacola (Tate)
  43 Vincent Zann          LB      6-0   229  Fr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  44 Maurice Harris        LB      6-0   215  Fr-R      Homestead (Homestead)
  45 Michael Hellman       TE      6-2   232  So        Pembroke Pines
* 45 Shawn Powell          K-P     6-5   217  Fr        Rome, GA (Darlington Prep)
* 46 Vince Williams        ILB     6-0   237  Fr        Davenport (Ridge Community)
  47 Josh Levin            TE      6-5   226  Sr        Clearwater
  47 Nick Moody            DB      6-1   218  Fr        Wyncote, PA (Roman Catholic)                     Shoulder injury
* 48 Recardo Wright        LB      6-2   222  Jr   **   Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
* 49 Benjamin Lampkin      LB      6-0   225  Sr-R **   Panama City (Rutherford)
  51 Aaron Gresham         LB      6-2   229  Fr-R      Mayo (Lafayette)
  51 Jeremiah Thompson     DS      5-10  229  So-R      Leesburg (Leesburg)
  52 Rodney Gallon         LB      6-0   191  Sr-R ***  Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 54 Paul Griffin          NT      6-2   285  Sr-R *    Pensacola (Pensacola/Butler County CC)
* 55 Jamar Jackson         LB      6-4   237  Fr-R      Richmond, VA (Varina)
  55 Craig Yarborough      DE      6-0   228  So        Jacksonville (Baker)
* 56 Kendrick Stewart      NG      6-2   268  Jr-R **   Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 57 Brandon Davis         OL      6-2   274  So-R      Miami (South Miami)
  58 John Jones            DT      5-11  270  Fr        West Palm Beach (Jupiter)
* 59 Neefy Moffett         DE      6-1   256  Sr   ***  Palm Bay (Palm Bay)
* 60 Ryan McMahon          C       6-3   280  So-R *    Rome, GA (Darlington Prep)
  61 Blake Snider          OG      6-4   285  Fr        Heflin, AL (Cleburne County)                     Grayshirt
* 62 Rodney Hudson         OG      6-2   290  So   *    Mobile, AL (Rain)
  63 A.J. Ganguzza         C       6-3   280  Fr-R      Boca Raton (West Boca Raton Community)
  64 Josh Tate             OL      6-5   310  Fr-R      Frostproof (Frostproof)
* 65 Zack Aronson          DS      6-2   214  Jr-R      Coral Springs (Marjory Stoneman Douglas/Florida)
  66 Jacob Stanley         OT      6-2   243  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy)
* 67 Andrew Datko          OG      6-6   285  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  67 Joshua Rodriguez      DT      5-11  293  Fr-R      Miami (Gulliver Prep)
  69 Kyle Futch            OG      6-3   275  Sr        Ocala
* 70 Antwane Greenlee      OT      6-6   301  Fr-R      Columbus, GA (Hardaway)
  71 Evan Bellamy          OT      6-4   295  So-R *    Miami (Gulliver Prep)                            blood clot in leg
* 72 Budd Thacker          NG      6-2   280  Jr   **   Sanford (Seminole)
  73 Jay Culpepper         DS      6-4   268  Fr-R      Madison (Madison County)
  73 Rhonne Sanderson      OT      6-4   280  Fr        Tampa (Plant)
* 74 Joe Tonga             OL      6-6   305  Sr        Pomona, CA (Mount San Antonio JC)
* 75 Will Furlong          OT      6-5   278  Fr-R      Deland (Deland)
  76 Garrett Faircloth     OT      6-6   260  Fr        Jacksonville (Bolles)                            Grayshirt
* 77 Zebrie Sanders        OT      6-5   273  Fr        Dayton, OH (Northmont)
* 79 David Spurlock        OL      6-5   287  Fr        Murfreesboro, TN (Riverdale)
* 80 Jarmon Fortson        WR      6-3   216  Fr        Hurtsboro, AL (Carver)
* 81 Caz Piurowski         TE      6-7   275  Jr   **   Land O' Lakes (Land O' Lakes)
* 82 Taiwan Easterling     WR      5-11  180  Fr-R      Hattiesburg, MS (Oak Grove)
  82 Nathan O'Jibway       K       6-3   253  Fr-R      North Fort Myers (North Fort Myers)
* 83 Bert Reed             WR      5-11  165  Fr-R      Panama City (Bay)
  84 Chase Walker          WR      6-2   199  Jr-R      Panama City (Arnold)
* 85 Ja'Baris Little       TE      6-4   240  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  85 Tim Orange            WR      5-11  179  So        Miami (American)
* 86 Rod Owens             WR      6-0   180  Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Wolfson)
  87 Cameron Wade          WR      6-6   202  Fr-R      Cairo, GA (Cairo)
  88 Jonathan Hannah       TE      6-4   250  Sr        Hope Mills, NC (South View/South Carolina/Louisburg College)
  88 Beau Reliford         TE      6-7   235  Fr        Coral Springs (Dillard)
* 89 Louis Givens          WR      5-8   170  So        Jacksonville (Wolfson/Mars Hill College)
* 90 Moses McCray          DT      6-2   268  Fr        Tampa (Hillsborough)
  91 Emmanuel Dunbar       DT      6-5   291  Jr-R **   Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach)
  92 Daniel Parvin         LB      6-0   220  Jr        Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)
  93 Everett Dawkins       DE      6-2   242  Fr        Spartanburg, SC (Byrnes)
* 94 Justin Mincey         DT      6-5   284  Jr   **   Folkston, GA (Charlton County/Hargrave Military Academy)
* 95 Kevin McNeil          DE      6-2   253  Jr   *    Kingsland, GA (Camden County)
  96 Toshmon Stevens       DE      6-5   205  Fr        Pomona Park (Crescent City)
  97 Jeremy Johnson        DT      5-7   259  Sr        West Palm Beach (Palm Beach Gardens/Upper Iowa)
* 98 Markus White          DE      6-4   245  So        West Palm Beach (John I. Leonard/Butler County CC)
* 99 Everette Brown        DE      6-4   248  Jr-R **   Stantonsburg, NC (Beddingfield)
Zebrie Sanders changed jersey numbers from 68 to 77 after the Virginia Tech game.
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

The Florida State University's Myron Rolle Named Rhodes Scholar.

The Rhodes Trust named Rolle one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2009 - the first time in nearly 25 years it has awarded the scholarship to a prominent college football player.

Nov. 22, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, FL - High academic achievement? Check. Integrity of character? Check. A spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership and physical vigor? Check, check, check and check.

Florida State University student-athlete Myron Rolle, 22, is seemingly the living embodiment of the criteria established more than 100 years ago for the Rhodes Scholarship - one of the oldest and most prestigious awards for international study. The Rhodes Trust agreed, and today named Rolle one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2009 - the first time in nearly 25 years it has awarded the scholarship to a prominent college football player.

"I feel very fortunate to have been selected as a Rhodes Scholar," Rolle said. "I've learned so much just by going through the process of application and interviews, and I am a better person for it. The interview process requires candidates to evaluate their long-term goals and plans, and it has made me think about how I can make the most impact in terms of service to society. The whole experience has been inspiring, and I appreciate the assistance of so many faculty and staff at Florida State as well as the encouragement and support of my football coaches."

Rolle is the fourth Florida State student ever to be named a Rhodes Scholar. He follows in the footsteps of former Student Body President Joe O'Shea (2008), student-athlete Garrett Johnson (2006) and Caroline Alexander (1976). The scholarships provide all expenses for up to two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England.

"Florida State University's most treasured values of strength, skill and character live in Myron Rolle," said President T.K. Wetherell. "He is a remarkable young man and a tremendous example for all of our students. The entire Florida State community joins me in congratulating him on this wonderful accomplishment."

The Rhodes is a crowning achievement for the student-athlete who aspires to both the NFL and medical school. Graduating in just two-and-a-half years with a 3.75 grade point average, Rolle completed all the necessary pre-medical requirements and earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Florida State in August. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in public administration.

Along the way, Rolle founded Our Way to Health, a fifth-grade curriculum that addresses diabetes and obesity for students at a charter school run by the Seminole Tribe of Florida; conducted research on the metabolic profile of stem and cancer cells; tutored at-risk eighth-graders; studied abroad; and played the position of safety - he's one of the best in the nation - for the Florida State Seminoles football team.

He also racked up numerous academic, athletic and leadership awards. Among them:

In addition, Rolle has held several leadership positions since arriving on Florida State's campus as a freshman in spring 2006. He currently serves as a student representative on the University Athletics Committee and the Equity and Student Athlete Welfare Committee and is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference Student Athlete Advisory Council. He previously served as vice president of the Student Athlete Advisory Council and as a member of the executive board for the Seminole Student Boosters.

"We are extremely proud of Myron Rolle," said Director of Athletics Randy Spetman. "This is a tremendous honor for Myron and reflects the outstanding academic environment our students have at Florida State University. To accomplish what Myron has academically and with his commitment to community service while handling the sometimes-overwhelming demands placed on someone playing football in such a high-profile program is remarkable. We are proud that he represents this university and college football so well."

Rolle, who hails from Galloway, N.J., began receiving national attention while still in high school. He was rated the No. 1 high school prospect in the country by ESPN and in 2006 received the Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy Award, which is awarded to the top African-American high-school senior student-athlete in America.

At Oxford, Myron will enroll in a master's degree program in medical anthropology that examines the sociocultural aspects of medicine. After completing his studies there, Rolle hopes to play professional football - many analysts project that he will be a first round pick - before going to medical school. He would like to practice medicine in the United States as well as assist medical efforts in developing countries, especially the Bahamas, his parents' native country.

"Myron is a determined and focused leader who is an excellent student, a superior athlete and a compassionate humanitarian," said Jamie Purcell, director of Florida State's Office of National Fellowships. "I'm delighted that Myron will have the opportunity to join the distinguished community of Rhodes Scholars, which includes our own Garrett Johnson and Joe O'Shea. To know that Joe and Myron will be studying at Oxford together next year is an absolute thrill."

For any university to have three Rhodes Scholars in four years is no small feat, according to Karen Laughlin, dean of Undergraduate Studies. The selection process is highly competitive with more than 1,000 nominees seeking 32 scholarships. Two scholars are chosen from each of 16 regions across the United States.

"We are tremendously proud of what Myron has achieved," Laughlin said. "His commitment to research and to serving the community has enriched his work in a very demanding pre-med curriculum and has prepared him well to be someone who can continue to make a difference in the lives of others. It is truly inspiring to see how he has maintained his academic focus while also performing at a high level in his sport."

Created in 1902 through a bequest in the will of Cecil Rhodes, a British philanthropist and colonial pioneer, the Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest international study award available to American students and widely considered the most prestigious of its kind. For more information about the Rhodes Scholarship, visit http://www.rhodesscholar.org.


Graham Gano Wins Lou Groza Award For Nation's Top Placekicker.

Gano brings home the top award for a kicker giving FSU three Groza trophies.

Dec. 11, 2008

WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL - Florida State senior Graham Gano was awarded the nation's top honor for a placekicker when he won the Lou Groza Award Thursday night on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show. Gano is the nation's top placekicker and his award marks the third time a Seminole has won the award. No other university has more than one Groza winner.

"I am really speechless," said Gano. "I want to thank the Palm Beach Sports Council and the Orange Bowl for this wonderful award. The two guys that were here with me are phenomenal kickers and to just be in the same class as them was an honor in itself."

Gano was slated to become the first kicker in Bobby Bowden's 33 years at Florida State to handle field goals, kick-offs and punts until two weeks before the start of the Seminoles' season when he tore the meniscus in his right knee. After surgery and rehab, Gano was back on the field after missing just two games. He lined up for the first field goal attempt of his collegiate career from 52 yards. He missed that kick. It would be 55 days before he missed another field goal. Graham went on to make an FSU record 18 consecutive field goals including five straight attempts from 50 yards or more.

"This whole process was an experience I will remember for a lifetime and everyone involved with the Lou Groza Award does an amazing job of making this so memorable," said Gano. "It is an honor to join the fraternity of Lou Groza Award winners."

The senior from Pensacola, Fla., leads the nation in field goals and is the highest scoring kicker in all of the FBS. No kicker in America converted more attempts from 50 yards than Gano and he converted 24-of-26 field goal attempts overall. His only two misses came from 52 and 50 yards. Gano has as many 50-yard field goals in his career as FSU's two-time Lou Groza Award winner Sebastian Janikowski and he is the only kicker in school history to convert over 90% of his field goals in a season.

Gano is in line to capture the ACC's scoring title and has already been named a Rivals All-American and an All-ACC first team selection by ACSMA/AP, Phil Steele and Rivals as well.


January 7, 2009, Everette Brown announced his decision to enter the NFL draft.

2008 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Everette Brown           Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 2nd Team All-American
                         Phil Steele - 2nd Team All-American
                         Rivals.Com - 2nd Team All-American
                         Scout - 2nd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American
                         cnnsi.com - 3rd Team All-American
                         College & Pro Football Weekly - All-American - Honorable Mention

Andrew Datko             Football Writers Association - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Phil Steele - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Rivals.Com - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Graham Gano              CBS Sports - 1st Team All-American
                         Rivals.Com - 1st Team All-American
                         Scout - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 2nd Team All-American
                         cnnsi.com - 2nd Team All-American
                         Phil Steele - 2nd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American

Michael Ray Garvin       The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         cnnsi.com - 3rd Team All-American
                         Scout - 3rd Team All-American

Myron Rolle              Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American

All-Americans -  5

2008 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
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Alex Barron              70      T                  St. Louis Rams
Anquan Boldin            81      WR                 Arizona Cardinals
Lorenzo Booker           25      RB                 Philadelphia Eagles
Michael Boulware         27      DB                 Minnesota Vikings
Derrick Brooks           55      OLB                Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Milford Brown            64      G                  Jacksonville Jaguars
Brodrick Bunkley         97      DT                 Philadelphia Eagles
Laveranues Coles         87      WR                 New York Jets
Antonio Cromartie        31      CB                 San Diego Chargers
Devard Darling           81      WR                 Kansas City Chiefs
Buster Davis             52      LB                 Indianapolis Colts
Chauncey Davis           92      DE                 Atlanta Falcons
Chris Davis              17      WR                 Tennessee Titans
Darnell Dockett          90      DT                 Arizona Cardinals
Warrick Dunn             28      RB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Andre Fluellen           96      DT                 Detroit Lions
Letroy Guion             98      DT                 Minnesota Vikings
Geno Hayes               54      OLB                Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mario Henderson          75      T                  Oakland Raiders
Montrae Holland          64      G                  Dallas Cowboys
Chris Hope               24      SS                 Tennessee Titans
Dexter Jackson           28      S                  Cincinnati Bengals
Sebastian Janikowski     11      K                  Oakland Raiders
Brad Johnson             14      QB                 Dallas Cowboys
Travis Johnson           99      DT                 Houston Texans
Greg Jones               33      FB                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Walter Jones             71      T                  Seattle Seahawks
Bryant McFadden          20      CB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Travis Minor             22      RB                 St. Louis Rams
Eric Moore               92      DE                 St. Louis Rams
Willie Reid              18      WR                 Philadelphia Eagles
Samari Rolle             22      CB                 Baltimore Ravens
Orpheus Roye             96      DE                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Lorne Sam                87      WR                 Denver Broncos
Ernie Sims               50      LB                 Detroit Lions
Tra Thomas               72      T                  Philadelphia Eagles
Lawrence Timmons         94      LB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Javon Walker             84      WR                 Oakland Raiders
Leon Washington          29      RB                 New York Jets
Pat Watkins              25      FS                 Dallas Cowboys
Ray Willis               74      T                  Seattle Seahawks
Kamerion Wimbley         95      OLB                Cleveland Browns

Noles in the Pros - 42

2008 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
USA
AP
USA
AP
USA
REC
09/06
Ref
H
WESTERN CAROLINA
W 69- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-9
09/13
Ref
H
UT-CHATTANOOGA
W 46- 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
1-11
09/20
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
L 3-12
24
25
18
18
 
 
8-5
09/27
Ref
N
COLORADO
Jacksonville, Fl
W 39-21
 
 
 
 
 
 
5-7
10/04
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 41-39
 
 
 
 
 
 
7-6
10/16
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 26-17
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-7
10/25
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 30-20
24
23
 
 
15
14
10-4
11/01
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
L 28-31
16
16
 
 
22
22
9-4
11/08
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 41-27
24
24
 
 
 
 
7-6
11/15
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
L 17-27
20
19
 
 
 
 
9-5
11/22
Ref
A
MARYLAND
W 37- 3
 
 
22
23
 
 
8-5
11/29
Ref
H
FLORIDA
L 15-45
23
24
2
3
1
1
13-1
12/27
Ref
N
WISCONSIN
Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Fl
W 42-13
 
 
 
 
 
 
7-6
EOY Stats Ref

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    9- 4     4-3     3-1     2-0
AGAINST ACC      5- 3     2-2     3-1     0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   1- 2     0-2     1-0     0-0

FINAL  AP - 21
FINAL USA - 23


2008 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1  BOSTON COLLEGE        5- 3     9- 5 
 2  FLORIDA STATE         5- 3     9- 4 
 3t CLEMSON               4- 4     7- 6 
 3t MARYLAND              4- 4     8- 5 
 3t WAKE FOREST           4- 4     8- 5 
 3t NORTH CAROLINA STATE  4- 4     6- 7 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  VIRGINIA TECH         5- 3    10- 4 
 2  GEORGIA TECH          5- 3     9- 4 
 3t NORTH CAROLINA        4- 4     8- 5 
 3t MIAMI                 4- 4     7- 6 
 5  VIRGINIA              3- 5     5- 7 
 6  DUKE                  1- 7     4- 8 

2008 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP, Tampa, Fl
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
12/06/2008  VIRGINIA TECH 30, BOSTON COLLEGE 12                 

ACC Championship, Tampa, Fl
12/6/2008 - Virginia Tech 30, Boston College 12

2008 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Antone Smith 09/27/2008 COLORADO 25 154 6.16 3 Christian Ponder 10/04/2008 MIAMI 19 144 7.58 0 Jermaine Thomas 11/01/2008 GEORGIA TECH 9 130 14.44 0

2008 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Greg Carr 10/25/2008 VIRGINIA TECH 3 100 33.33 0

2008 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- None

2008 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 434 262 Points Per Game............. 33.4 20.2 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 51 29 TDs Rushing................. 27 12 TDs Passing................. 18 15 TDs Fumble Return........... 3 0 TDs Punt Return............. 1 0 TDs Interception............ 1 2 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 1 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 48-51 29-29 Kick........................ 47-50 29-29 Pass........................ 1- 1 0- 0 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 25-30 19-26 SAFETY........................ 2 1 FIRST DOWNS................... 265 214 Rushing..................... 131 89 Passing..................... 113 90 Penalty..................... 21 35 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 2328 1723 Yards gained rushing........ 2716 2213 Yards lost rushing.......... 388 490 Rushing Attempts............ 483 450 Average Per Rush............ 4.8 3.8 Average Per Game............ 179.1 132.5 PASSING YARDAGE............... 2506 2111 Att-Comp-Int................ 387-211-16 342-175- 9 Efficiency.................. 116.00 112.23 Average Per Pass............ 6.5 6.2 Average Per Catch........... 11.9 12.1 Average Per Game............ 192.8 162.4 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 4834 3834 Total Plays................. 870 792 Average Per Play............ 5.6 4.8 Average Per Game............ 371.8 294.9 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 53-1280 71-1431 Average Per Return.......... 24.2 20.2 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 24-209 16-138 Average Per Return.......... 8.7 8.6 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 9- 56 16-287 Average Per Return.......... 6.2 17.9 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 23-10 24-17 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 102- 937 76- 593 Average Per Game............ 72.1 45.6 PUNTS-YARDS................... 41-1649 65-2426 Average Per Punt............ 40.2 37.3 Net punt average............ 36.9 34.1 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME....... 31:36 28:20 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 79-172 43-167 3rd-Down Pct................ .459 .257 4TH DOWN CONVERSIONS-4TH DOWN. 4-12 10-23 4th-Down Pct................ .333 .435 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 39-288 26-187 MISC YARDS.................... 0 0 ATTENDANCE.................... 545,773 227,577 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 7-77,968 4-56,894 ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD...... 99,408 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 2-49,704
 1st2nd3rd4th OT Total
Florida State
65
146
106
117
0
434
Opponents
71
58
61
72
0
262
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Antone Smith        13  177  868   76   792   4.5  15  60t   60.9
Jermaine Thomas     12   69  492   10   482   7.0   3  62    40.2
Christian Ponder    13  119  597  174   423   3.6   4  45    32.5
D'Vontrey Richardson10   35  288   34   254   7.3   3  55t   25.4
Ty Jones             4   11  106    7    99   9.0   1  31    24.8
Preston Parker      10   10   91    4    87   8.7   0  40     8.7
Marcus Sims          9   23   68    4    64   2.8   1  15     7.1
Bert Reed           10    9   67    6    61   6.8   0  33     6.1
Louis Givens        12    3   35    3    32  10.7   0  27     2.7
Jarmon Fortson      10    1   22    0    22  22.0   0  22     2.2
Taiwan Easterling   12    5   25    5    20   4.0   0  20     1.7
Graham Gano         11    2   24    8    16   8.0   0  24     1.5
Rod Owens           13    3   15    3    12   4.0   0  13     0.9
Joe Surratt          4    1    6    0     6   6.0   0   6     1.5
Brandon Paul         1    2    4    0     4   2.0   0   2     4.0
Nigel Bradham       13    1    2    0     2   2.0   0   2     0.2
Seddrick Holloway   11    1    0    0     0   0.0   0   0     0.0
 Team                     6    0   22   -22  -3.7   0     
Drew Weatherford     4    5    6   32   -26  -5.2   0   6    -6.5

Total.........      13  483 2716  388  2328   4.8  27  62   179.1
Opponents.....      13  450 2213  490  1723   3.8  12  66t  132.5


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Christian Ponder    13  115.00 318-177-13   .557 2006  14  54t  154.3
D'Vontrey Richardson10  121.27  44- 23- 3   .523  315   3  39t   31.5
Drew Weatherford     4  100.45  23- 10- 0   .435  156   0  42    39.0
Preston Parker      10  673.60   1-  1- 0  1.000   29   1  29t    2.9
 Team                     0.00   1-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0 

Total.........      13  116.00 387-211-16   .545 2506  18  54t  192.8
Opponents.....      13  112.23 342-175- 9   .512 2111  15  67t  162.4


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Greg Carr           13  39   542  13.9   4  54t   41.7
Preston Parker      10  40   372   9.3   2  39t   37.2
Taiwan Easterling   12  30   322  10.7   1  28    26.8
Bert Reed           10  23   295  12.8   3  41t   29.5
Corey Surrency      11  12   237  19.8   4  44t   21.5
Rod Owens           13  15   183  12.2   0  30    14.1
Jarmon Fortson      10   8   137  17.1   1  42    13.7
Antone Smith        13  10   101  10.1   1  22     7.8
Caz Piurowski       10   8    83  10.4   1  22     8.3
Cameron Wade         5   3    59  19.7   0  29    11.8
Jermaine Thomas     12   6    48   8.0   0  19     4.0
Marcus Sims          9   8    45   5.6   0  11     5.0
Louis Givens        12   4    44  11.0   0  26     3.7
Josh Dobbie          8   1    14  14.0   0  14     1.8
Joe Surratt          4   1    11  11.0   0  11     2.8
Beau Reliford        4   1     8   8.0   0   8     2.0
Seddrick Holloway   11   2     5   2.5   1   4t    0.5

Total.........      13 211  2506  11.9  18  54t  192.8
Opponents.....      13 175  2111  12.1  15  67t  162.4


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Tony Carter           8  113  14.1  1  68t
Bert Reed             8   63   7.9  0  18 
A.J. Alexander        1   12  12.0  0  12 
Preston Parker        3    7   2.3  0   4 
Ochuko Jenije         2    6   3.0  0   7 
Roosevelt Lawson      1    5   5.0  0   5 
Dekoda Watson         1    3   3.0  0   3 

Total.........       24  209   8.7  1  68t
Opponent......       16  138   8.6  0  18 


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Tony Carter           2    0   0.0  0   0 
Neefy Moffett         1   18  18.0  1  18t
Toddrick Verdell      1   34  34.0  0  34 
Dekoda Watson         1    4   4.0  0   4 
Kenny Ingram          1    0   0.0  0   0 
Darius McClure        1    0   0.0  0   0 
Jamie Robinson        1    0   0.0  0   0 
Patrick Robinson      1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........        9   56   6.2  1  34 
Opponent......       16  287  17.9  2  87t


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Michael Ray Garvin   22   662 30.1  1  94t
Preston Parker        8   162 20.3  0  35 
Taiwan Easterling     7   141 20.1  0  29 
Bert Reed             6   132 22.0  0  41 
Patrick Robinson      4   112 28.0  0  39 
Nigel Bradham         2    36 18.0  0  19 
Seddrick Holloway     2    28 14.0  0  22 
Joe Surratt           1     7  7.0  0   7 
Nigel Carr            1     0  0.0  0   0 

Total.........       53  1280 24.2  1  94t
Opponent......       71  1431 20.2  0  57 


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Derek Nicholson       4   97  24.3  2  75t   2
Dekoda Watson         1   51  51.0  1  51t   0
Neefy Moffett         1   -2  -2.0  0  -2    2
Everette Brown        1    5   5.0  0   5    4
Tony Carter           1    1   1.0  0   1    0
Jamie Robinson        1    0   0.0  0   0    2
Kenny Ingram          1    0   0.0  0   0    1
Recardo Wright        1    0   0.0  0   0    1
Nigel Bradham         1    0   0.0  0   0    1
Korey Mangum          1    0   0.0  0   0    0
Kendrick Stewart      1    0   0.0  0   0    0
Paul Griffin          1    0   0.0  0   0    0
Budd Thacker          1    0   0.0  0   0    0
Michael Ray Garvin    0    0    .   0   .    1
Justin Mincey         0    0    .   0   .    1
Patrick Robinson      0    0    .   0   .    1
Toddrick Verdell      0    0    .   0   .    1
Benjamin Lampkin      0    0    .   0   .    1
Kendall Smith         0    0    .   0   .    1
Markus White          0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       17    0   0.0  3   0   20
Opponent......       10    0   0.0  0   0 


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Graham Gano           0  24-26   33-34   0-0   0   0-0   0   0   105
Antone Smith         16   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    96
Greg Carr             4   0-0     0-0    0-0   1   0-0   0   0    26
Christian Ponder      4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   1-1   0   0    24
Corey Surrency        4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
D'Vontrey Richardson  3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Bert Reed             3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Jermaine Thomas       3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Zach Hobby            0   1-4    13-15   0-0   0   0-0   0   0    16
Derek Nicholson       2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Preston Parker        2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Dekoda Watson         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   1     8
Tony Carter           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Michael Ray Garvin    1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Neefy Moffett         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Seddrick Holloway     1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Caz Piurowski         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Marcus Sims           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Taiwan Easterling     1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Jarmon Fortson        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Ty Jones              1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Roosevelt Lawson      0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   1     2
James Esco            0   0-0     1-1    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     1
====================================================================
FSU                  51  25-30   47-50   0-0   1   1-1   0   2   434
Opponent             29  19-26   29-29   0-0   0   0-0   0   1   262
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Antone Smith
15
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Greg Carr
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Christian Ponder
4
.
14
.
.
.
.
.
.
Corey Surrency
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
D'Vontrey Richardson
3
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
Bert Reed
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jermaine Thomas
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Derek Nicholson
.
.
.
.
2
.
.
.
.
Preston Parker
.
2
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
Dekoda Watson
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
Tony Carter
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Michael Ray Garvin
.
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
Neefy Moffett
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Seddrick Holloway
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Caz Piurowski
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Marcus Sims
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Taiwan Easterling
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jarmon Fortson
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ty Jones
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
27
18
18
1
3
1
1
.
.
Opponents
12
15
15
2
.
.
.
.
.
R = Rushing
C = Catch
P = Pass
I = Interception
FR = Fumble Recovery/Return
PR = Punt Return/Blocked Punt
KR = Kickoff Return
L = Lateral
FK = Free Kick Return


TOTAL OFFENSE        G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G
--------------------------------------------------
Christian Ponder    13  437   423 2006  2429 186.8
Antone Smith        13  177   792    0   792  60.9
D'Vontrey Richardson10   79   254  315   569  56.9
Jermaine Thomas     12   69   482    0   482  40.2
Drew Weatherford     4   28   -26  156   130  32.5
Preston Parker      10   11    87   29   116  11.6
Ty Jones             4   11    99    0    99  24.8
Marcus Sims          9   23    64    0    64   7.1
Bert Reed           10    9    61    0    61   6.1
Louis Givens        12    3    32    0    32   2.7
Jarmon Fortson      10    1    22    0    22   2.2
Taiwan Easterling   12    5    20    0    20   1.7
Graham Gano         11    2    16    0    16   1.5
Rod Owens           13    3    12    0    12   0.9
Joe Surratt          4    1     6    0     6   1.5
Brandon Paul         1    2     4    0     4   4.0
Nigel Bradham       13    1     2    0     2   0.2
 Team                     7   -22    0   -22

Total.........      13  870  2328 2506  4834 371.8
Opponent......      13  792  1723 2111  3834 294.9


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Graham Gano          24-26  .923  0- 0  3- 3 11-11  5- 5  5- 7 53
Zach Hobby            1- 4  .250  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  1- 4  0- 0 43
FG SEQUENCE Graham Gano Zach Hobby
WESTERN CAROLINA
None
43
UT-CHATTANOOGA
None
44, (43), 43
WAKE FOREST
52, (37)
None
COLORADO
(36), (52), (44)
None
MIAMI
(53), (35)
None
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
(37), (37), (44), (53)
None
VIRGINIA TECH
(50), (29), (46)
None
GEORGIA TECH
(29), (45)
None
CLEMSON
(52), (37)
None
BOSTON COLLEGE
(39), 50
None
MARYLAND
(22), (34), (48)
None
FLORIDA
(37), (36), (32)
None
WISCONSIN
None
None
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Graham Gano         22  939  42.7  58    0   7   8   0
Shawn Powell        18  739  41.1  56    1   2   4   0

Total.........      41 1649  40.2  58    1   9  12   0
Opponent......      65 2426  37.3  67    7  14  18   2


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Antone Smith        13  792   101    0    0    0    0  893  68.7
Michael Ray Garvin  12    0     0    0  662    0    0  662  55.2
Preston Parker      10   87   372    7  162    0    0  628  62.8
Bert Reed           10   61   295   63  132    0    0  551  55.1
Greg Carr           13    0   542    0    0    0    0  542  41.7
Jermaine Thomas     12  482    48    0    0    0    0  530  44.2
Taiwan Easterling   12   20   322    0  141    0    0  483  40.3
Christian Ponder    13  423     0    0    0    0    0  423  32.5
D'Vontrey Richardson10  254     0    0    0    0    0  254  25.4
Corey Surrency      11    0   237    0    0    0    0  237  21.5
Rod Owens           13   12   183    0    0    0    0  195  15.0
Jarmon Fortson      10   22   137    0    0    0    0  159  15.9
Tony Carter         13    0     0  113    0    0    1  114   8.8
Patrick Robinson     9    0     0    0  112    0    0  112  12.4
Marcus Sims          9   64    45    0    0    0    0  109  12.1
Ty Jones             4   99     0    0    0    0    0   99  24.8
Derek Nicholson     13    0     0    0    0    0   97   97   7.5
Caz Piurowski       10    0    83    0    0    0    0   83   8.3
Louis Givens        12   32    44    0    0    0    0   76   6.3
Cameron Wade         5    0    59    0    0    0    0   59  11.8
Dekoda Watson       10    0     0    3    0    4   51   58   5.8
Nigel Bradham       13    2     0    0   36    0    0   38   2.9
Toddrick Verdell    13    0     0    0    0   34    0   34   2.6
Seddrick Holloway   11    0     5    0   28    0    0   33   3.0
Joe Surratt          4    6    11    0    7    0    0   24   6.0
Neefy Moffett       10    0     0    0    0   18   -2   16   1.6
Graham Gano         11   16     0    0    0    0    0   16   1.5
Josh Dobbie          8    0    14    0    0    0    0   14   1.8
A.J. Alexander       2    0     0   12    0    0    0   12   6.0
Beau Reliford        4    0     8    0    0    0    0    8   2.0
Ochuko Jenije       13    0     0    6    0    0    0    6   0.5
Roosevelt Lawson    13    0     0    5    0    0    0    5   0.4
Everette Brown      13    0     0    0    0    0    5    5   0.4
Brandon Paul         1    4     0    0    0    0    0    4   4.0
 Team                   -22     0    0    0    0    0  -22
Drew Weatherford     4  -26     0    0    0    0    0  -26  -6.5

Total.........      13 2328  2506  209 1280   56    0 6379 490.7
Opponent......      13 1723  2111  138 1431  287    0 5690 437.7


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Derek Nicholson     13   44   37    81  15.0- 34.0    1.0-  5.0      .      1    3   4- 97   2   .   .
Toddrick Verdell    13   38   28    66   8.0- 42.0    4.0- 29.0     1- 34   1    2    .      1   .   .
Myron Rolle         13   40   22    62   0.5-  1.0       .           .      5    .    .      .   .   .
Dekoda Watson       10   28   18    46   8.0- 10.0       .          1-  4   3    2   1- 51   .   1   1
Jamie Robinson      13   25   12    37   1.5-  3.0       .          1-  0   2    .   1-  0   2   .   .
Everette Brown      13   30    6    36  21.5-130.0   13.5- 97.0      .      2    3   1-  5   4   .   .
Markus White        13   20    9    29   5.5- 14.0    1.0-  7.0      .      2    3    .      1   .   .
Nigel Bradham       13   18   11    29   1.0-  9.0       .           .      .    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Korey Mangum        13   22    5    27   1.0-  3.0       .           .      7    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Patrick Robinson     9   22    4    26   2.0-  6.0       .          1-  0   4    .    .      1   .   .
Tony Carter         13   24    1    25   2.0-  7.0       .          2-  0   4    .   1-  1   .   .   .
Darius McClure      10   18    7    25   1.5- 11.0       .          1-  0   1    .    .      .   .   .
Kendall Smith       13   15    9    24   4.5- 26.0    2.0- 16.0      .      1    .    .      1   .   .
Kenny Ingram        13   15    7    22   3.5- 11.0    1.0-  6.0     1-  0   5    1   1-  0   1   .   .
Kendrick Stewart    13   11   11    22   4.5- 13.0    2.0- 10.0      .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Neefy Moffett       10   12    7    19  11.0- 68.0    5.5- 46.0     1- 18   1    2   1- -2   2   .   .
Recardo Wright      13    7   11    18   0.5-  3.0    0.5-  3.0      .      .    .   1-  0   1   .   .
Budd Thacker        11   12    6    18   3.0- 13.0    1.0-  9.0      .      1    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Roosevelt Lawson    13   12    5    17   2.0-  7.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   1   1
Michael Ray Garvin  12   13    2    15      .            .           .      2    .    .      1   .   .
Rod Roberts         12    6    8    14   1.5- 12.0    1.0- 11.0      .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Louis Givens        12   12    1    13      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Paul Griffin         9    6    5    11   1.0-  0.0       .           .      .    1   1-  0   .   .   .
Ochuko Jenije       13    7    4    11   0.5-  1.0       .           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Vince Williams      12    8    2    10   2.0-  9.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Kevin McNeil        12    8    2    10   4.5- 34.0    4.0- 33.0      .      2    1    .      .   .   .
Justin Mincey        9    7    2     9   4.5- 17.0    1.0-  9.0      .      1    .    .      1   .   .
Benjamin Lampkin    13    7    1     8      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Moses McCray         8    2    6     8   1.0-  1.0       .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Rod Owens           13    5    .     5      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Nigel Carr          11    1    3     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
James Esco           8    1    2     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dionte Allen         5    2    1     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Graham Gano         11    1    2     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Terrance Parks       7    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Zack Aronson        13    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Everett Dawkins      3    1    1     2   1.0-  5.0    1.0-  5.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Taiwan Easterling   12    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
 Team                     1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Preston Parker      10    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Antone Smith        13    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Maurice Harris       3    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ventoure Watkins     3    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Greg Carr           13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
A.J. Alexander       2    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Corey Surrency      11    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jeremy Johnson       2    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chase Walker         4    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ryan McMahon        13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jamar Jackson        3    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Toshmon Stevens      2    .    1     1   0.5-  2.0    0.5-  2.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .

FLORIDA STATE 69, WESTERN CAROLINA 0

09/06/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Flexes Against WCU.

Seminoles Showcase Offense, Trounce Catamounts.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Christian Ponder threw three touchdowns passes and backup D'Vontrey Richardson ran for two more scores to lead Florida State to a 69-0 win over Western Carolina on Saturday night in a game interrupted more than two hours by lightning.

Ponder, making his first college start after throwing only 18 passes for the Seminoles, completed 11 of 17 passes for 196 yards before giving way to Richardson after the first series of the second half.

Richardson ran for a 52-yard score on his second play and moments later scored on a 7-yard run as Florida State (1-0) took a 48-0 lead early in the third quarter. He also hit Jamon Fortson with a 3-yard TD pass.

Florida State coach Bobby Bowden claimed his 374th career to win to stay abreast of Penn State's Joe Paterno as the winningest major college coach. Penn State beat Oregon State earlier Saturday.

With more than a dozen players, including several starters, sitting out suspensions for either academic or disciplinary reasons, 28 freshmen played for the Seminoles and two scored touchdowns - Fortson and Jermaine Thomas, who ran for two TDs.

Western Carolina (1-1)) trailed by only a touchdown, 7-0, midway through the second quarter before surrendering three quick touchdowns in the final 6:54 of the half.

Tony Carter's 68-yard punt return 1:49 into the game spotted the unranked Seminoles a quick lead, but the game was stopped after the point-after kick for 55 minutes and Ponder and the offense seemed out of sync when the game first resumed.

The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Ponder, who beat out incumbent starter Drew Weatherford for the starting job this fall, shook off a sluggish start and completed seven of 10 passes for 123 yards in the second quarter. In the period, he teamed with Bert Reed on a 41-yard scoring pass and then hit Corey Surrency with a 7-yard TD throw to give the Seminoles a 28-0 at the break.

On Florida State's opening drive of the second half, Ponder hit 6-6 Greg Carr with a 54-yard scoring pass as the Seminoles took a 35-0 lead.

The start of the game was delayed by 1 hour, 21 minutes because of lightning and then for another 55 minutes right after Carter's touchdown.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WESTERN CAROLINA
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
7
21
27
14
69

1st   7- 0  Tony Carter, 68, punt return/blocked punt (Zach Hobby, kick), 13:11
2nd   7- 0  Zach Hobby, 43, field goal failed, 13:19
     14- 0  Antone Smith, 5, run (Zach Hobby, kick), 6:54 
     21- 0  Bert Reed, 41, pass from Christian Ponder (Zach Hobby, kick), 3:48 
     28- 0  Corey Surrency, 7, pass from Christian Ponder (Zach Hobby, kick), 1:28 
3rd  35- 0  Greg Carr, 54, pass from Christian Ponder (Zach Hobby, kick), 13:32
     42- 0  D'Vontrey Richardson, 52, run (Zach Hobby, kick), 10:51
     48- 0  D'Vontrey Richardson, 7, run (Zach Hobby, kick failed), 9:46 
     48- 0  Opp, 37, field goal failed, 6:40 
     55- 0  Jarmon Fortson, 3, pass from D'Vontrey Richardson (Zach Hobby, kick), 3:29 
4th  62- 0  Jermaine Thomas, 12, run (Zach Hobby, kick), 9:17 
     69- 0  Jermaine Thomas, 5, run (Zach Hobby, kick), 1:01 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 24 12 Rushes-yards 32-290 33- 57 Passing 271 119 Att-Comp-Int 25-17-0 25-10-0 Total Yards 57-561 58-176 Punt Returns 3-84 1-7 Kickoff Returns 1-7 10-224 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 2-46.5 8-34.0 Sacks By-Yds 3-12 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 3-1 Penalties-Yds 8-58 6-37 3rd Down Conversions 3-6 3-14 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-2 Time of Posession 27:44 32:16 Attendance 73,024 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jermaine Thomas 13- 91 D'Vontrey Richardson 4- 70 Antone Smith 7- 46 Christian Ponder 3- 39 Ty Jones 2- 24 Bert Reed 1- 13 Joe Surratt 1- 6 Taiwan Easterling 1- 3 Receiving Bert Reed 3- 77 Greg Carr 3- 67 Rod Owens 4- 61 Jarmon Fortson 2- 30 Cameron Wade 1- 18 Corey Surrency 2- 14 Beau Reliford 1- 8 Taiwan Easterling 1- 6 Passing Christian Ponder 17-11-0-196 D'Vontrey Richardson 6- 5-0- 57 Drew Weatherford 2- 1-0- 18 Punt Return Tony Carter 2- 72 A.J. Alexander 1- 12 Kickoff Return Joe Surratt 1- 7 Punting Shawn Powell 2- 93 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Toddrick Verdell 4 4 8 1.5- 7.0 . . 1 . . . . . Kendrick Stewart 4 1 5 2.0- 2.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . Nigel Bradham 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Myron Rolle 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson 2 3 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Derek Nicholson 1 4 5 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Roosevelt Lawson 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Moses McCray 1 2 3 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Rod Roberts 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram 1 2 3 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . 1 . . . . . Korey Mangum 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Vince Williams 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Everette Brown 1 1 2 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Kendall Smith 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Louis Givens 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Darius McClure 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ochuko Jenije 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Tony Carter 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Markus White 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Lampkin . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Recardo Wright . 1 1 0.5- 3.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . 1- 0 1 . . Everett Dawkins . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Toshmon Stevens . 1 1 0.5- 2.0 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . Nigel Carr . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jamar Jackson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Johnson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . James Esco . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Ventoure Watkins 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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TB    6  Antone Smith
QB    7  Christian Ponder
WR   18  Greg Carr
TE   19  Josh Dobbie
FB   42  Seddrick Holloway
C    60  Ryan McMahon
LG   62  Rodney Hudson
LT   68  Zebrie Sanders
RT   70  Antwane Greenlee
RG   79  David Spurlock
WR   86  Rod Owens
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
FC    4  Tony Carter
BC   22  Korey Mangum
FS   24  Darius McClure
MLB  30  Derek Nicholson
SLB  31  Toddrick Verdell
WLB  41  Kendall Smith
LE   49  Benjamin Lampkin
NT   56  Kendrick Stewart
NG   90  Moses McCray
RE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Corey Surrency
 6  Ventoure Watkins
10  D'Vontrey Richardson
11  Drew Weatherford
12  Nigel Carr
13  Nigel Bradham
14  Avis Commack
15  Louis Givens
15  Ochuko Jenije
16  Mister Alexander
19  Kenny Ingram
19  James Esco
20  Jamie Robinson
23  Roosevelt Lawson
26  A.J. Alexander
27  Terrance Parks
29  Michael Ray Garvin
30  Pat Davis
32  Joe Surratt
33  Ty Jones
37  Zach Hobby
37  Ed Imeokparia
38  Jermaine Thomas
40  Rod Roberts
43  Vincent Zann
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Shawn Powell
46  Vince Williams
48  Recardo Wright
55  Jamar Jackson
58  John Jones
63  A.J. Ganguzza
65  Zack Aronson
67  Andrew Datko
67  Joshua Rodriguez
73  Rhonne Sanderson
74  Joe Tonga
75  Will Furlong
80  Jarmon Fortson
82  Taiwan Easterling
83  Bert Reed
84  Chase Walker
85  Ja'Baris Little
87  Cameron Wade
88  Beau Reliford
93  Everett Dawkins
95  Kevin McNeil
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Jeremy Johnson
98  Markus White

FLORIDA STATE 46, UT-CHATTANOOGA 7

09/13/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Ponder Leads Seminoles to 46-7 Win.

Coach Bowden collects win number 575 of career.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Christian Ponder threw three first-half touchdown passes and Florida State wrapped up its Saturday with a 46-7 victory over Chattanooga.

The Seminoles (2-0) had three touchdowns on the board just 12 minutes into the game and led 30-7 at the half.

Coach Bobby Bowden collected career win No. 375, staying abreast of Penn State's Joe Paterno.

Florida State begins the meatier part of its schedule next Saturday when Wake Forest (2-0) visits in search of a third straight win over the Seminoles in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

A sophomore making his second collegiate start for the Seminoles, Ponder threw to 6-foot-5 Corey Surrency for 44- and 39-yard touchdowns. He also teamed with Antone Smith on an 8-yard scoring pass. Smith added a 12-yard TD run.

Ponder, who beat out three-year incumbent Drew Weatherford for the starting job, has thrown six TD passes in two games without an interception.

And for the second straight week, second-team quarterback D'Vontrey Richardson came up big as well - throwing for 117 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown to Bert Reed.

Richardson ran for another, his third of the season. His 55-yard run was the longest scoring run by a quarterback in Florida State history - a record he'd set last week with a 52-yard scoring burst.

Florida State is 2-0 against the Mocs, also winning in 1984, 37-0.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
UT-CHATTANOOGA
7
0
0
0
7
FLORIDA STATE
21
9
9
7
46

1st   7- 0  Corey Surrency, 44, pass from Christian Ponder (Zach Hobby, kick), 8:33 
     14- 0  Antone Smith, 12, run (Zach Hobby, kick), 4:35 
     14- 7  Opp, 62, pass (kick), 3:35 
     21- 7  Corey Surrency, 39, pass from Christian Ponder (Zach Hobby, kick), 3:07 
2nd  21- 7  Zach Hobby, 44, field goal failed, 9:43 
     27- 7  Antone Smith, 8, pass from Christian Ponder (Zach Hobby, kick failed), 4:05 
     30- 7  Zach Hobby, 43, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  32- 7  Roosevelt Lawson, safety, 11:33
            Note: Punt blocked out of the back of the end zone.         
     39- 7  D'Vontrey Richardson, 55, run (Zach Hobby, kick), 3:39 
4th  39- 7  Zach Hobby, 43, field goal failed, 8:57 
     46- 7  Bert Reed, 36, pass from D'Vontrey Richardson (James Esco, kick), 4:54 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 7 Rushes-yards 32-197 31- 29 Passing 297 135 Att-Comp-Int 36-22-0 18-10-0 Total Yards 68-494 49-164 Punt Returns 3-24 0-0 Kickoff Returns 7-399 6-111 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 2-36.5 8-29.4 Sacks By-Yds 4-39 4-21 Fumbles-Lost 4-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 5-45 6-55 3rd Down Conversions 8-13 3-13 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-2 Time of Posession 31:00 29:00 Attendance 71,596 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Antone Smith 13- 78 D'Vontrey Richardson 5- 38 Bert Reed 2- 35 Jermaine Thomas 5- 34 Christian Ponder 4- 9 Brandon Paul 2- 4 Drew Weatherford 1- -1 Receiving Corey Surrency 3- 87 Taiwan Easterling 5- 53 Bert Reed 4- 52 Greg Carr 3- 47 Jarmon Fortson 2- 24 Joe Surratt 1- 11 Rod Owens 1- 9 Louis Givens 1- 8 Antone Smith 2- 6 Passing Christian Ponder 22-13-0-180 D'Vontrey Richardson 14- 9-0-117 Punt Return Tony Carter 2- 19 Roosevelt Lawson 1- 5 Kickoff Return Taiwan Easterling 1- 28 Bert Reed 1- 27 Seddrick Holloway 1- 6 Punting Shawn Powell 2- 73 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Toddrick Verdell 4 1 5 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Markus White 4 1 5 1.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson 1 4 5 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Kendrick Stewart 2 2 4 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Darius McClure 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Korey Mangum 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Vince Williams 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Moses McCray . 3 3 0.5- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Everette Brown 2 . 2 2.0- 25.0 2.0- 25.0 . . . . . . . Nigel Bradham 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Lampkin 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Roosevelt Lawson 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . 1 1 Ochuko Jenije 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kendall Smith 1 1 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Rod Roberts . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Myron Rolle 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Everett Dawkins 1 . 1 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . A.J. Alexander 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Terrance Parks 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram 1 . 1 1.0- 3.0 . . . . 1- 0 1 . . Maurice Harris . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kevin McNeil . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Tony Carter . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TB    6  Antone Smith
QB    7  Christian Ponder
WR   18  Greg Carr
TE   19  Josh Dobbie
FB   42  Seddrick Holloway
C    60  Ryan McMahon
LG   62  Rodney Hudson
LT   67  Andrew Datko
RT   70  Antwane Greenlee
RG   75  Will Furlong
WR   86  Rod Owens
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
FC    4  Tony Carter
BC   22  Korey Mangum
FS   24  Darius McClure
MLB  30  Derek Nicholson
SLB  31  Toddrick Verdell
WLB  41  Kendall Smith
LE   49  Benjamin Lampkin
NT   56  Kendrick Stewart
NG   90  Moses McCray
RE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Corey Surrency
 6  Ventoure Watkins
 8  Brandon Paul
10  Chad Colley
10  D'Vontrey Richardson
11  Drew Weatherford
12  Nigel Carr
13  Nigel Bradham
14  Avis Commack
15  Louis Givens
15  Ochuko Jenije
19  Kenny Ingram
19  James Esco
20  Jamie Robinson
23  Roosevelt Lawson
26  A.J. Alexander
27  Terrance Parks
29  Michael Ray Garvin
32  Joe Surratt
37  Zach Hobby
38  Jermaine Thomas
40  Rod Roberts
44  Maurice Harris
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Michael Hellman
45  Shawn Powell
46  Vince Williams
48  Recardo Wright
58  John Jones
65  Zack Aronson
68  Zebrie Sanders
74  Joe Tonga
79  David Spurlock
80  Jarmon Fortson
82  Nathan O'Jibway
82  Taiwan Easterling
83  Bert Reed
84  Chase Walker
85  Ja'Baris Little
87  Cameron Wade
88  Beau Reliford
93  Everett Dawkins
95  Kevin McNeil
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Jeremy Johnson
98  Markus White

WAKE FOREST 12, FLORIDA STATE 3

09/20/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Seminoles Fall to Demon Deacons.

Florida State now stands at 2-1 on the season, 0-1 in ACC action.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sam Swank kicked four field goals and No. 18 Wake Forest forced seven Florida State turnovers in running its winning streak over the 24th-ranked Seminoles to three games with a 12-3 victory Saturday night.

The Seminoles (2-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) sputtered all night on offense, losing two fumbles and throwing five interceptions.

Florida State's only points also came on a 37 yard field goal by Graham Gano. It was his first game since undergoing knee surgery on his right - kicking - leg Aug. 22.

Wake Forest's Riley Skinner completed 17 of 28 passes for 217 yards, but he committed a costly fumble at the Florida State 2 near the end of the first half that quashed a potential score.

Wake Forest got the ball back just minutes later when Brandon Ghee forced a fumble by Anton Smith that was recovered by Aaron Curry at Florida State's 27 yard line. An apparent Wake Forest touchdown pass was nullified by a holding penalty and then Swank missed for 27 yards wide right.

It was Swank's first missed field goal of the season and broke a string of nine straight including his first three this year.

Wake Forest drove to the Florida State 10 late in the second quarter. Swank trotted onto the field for another 27-yard attempt on fourth-and-one, but coach Jim Grobe changed his mind and called his star kicker back to the sideline.

Kenny Ingram knocked Skinner's pass down in the backfield and Florida State took over. Wake Forest soon got the ball back deep in Seminole territory when Ponder was intercepted by Kevin Patterson. He returned the ball 32 yards to Florida State's 17. Two plays later, though, Skinner ran the ball 11 yards to the Florida State 2 where he fumbled with 29 seconds left in the half.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
3
0
6
3
12
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
3
0
3

1st   0- 3  Opp, 48, field goal, 11:18
      0- 3  Opp, 27, field goal failed, 7:57 
2nd   0- 3  Graham Gano, 52, field goal failed, 7:16 
3rd   0- 6  Opp, 29, field goal, 10:29
      3- 6  Graham Gano, 37, field goal, 6:40 
      3- 9  Opp, 49, field goal, 4:31 
4th   3- 9  Opp, 48, field goal failed, 14:54
      3- 9  Opp, 32, field goal failed, 2:46 
      3-12  Opp, 31, field goal, 2:07 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 12 16 Rushes-yards 28-102 38- 59 Passing 118 217 Att-Comp-Int 36-12-5 30-17-0 Total Yards 64-220 68-276 Punt Returns 0-0 2-3 Kickoff Returns 3-50 2-27 Interception Ret. 0-0 5-131 Fumble Returns 2-1 2-0 Punts 4-47.5 4-37.8 Sacks By-Yds 2-16 1-2 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-2 Penalties-Yds 12-139 8-70 3rd Down Conversions 7-16 2-15 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-1 Time of Posession 28:13 31:47 Attendance 79,235 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing D'Vontrey Richardson 8- 46 Christian Ponder 5- 27 Antone Smith 8- 24 Bert Reed 2- 7 Seddrick Holloway 1- 0 Preston Parker 3- 0 Team 1- -2 Receiving Preston Parker 3- 34 Taiwan Easterling 3- 33 Greg Carr 3- 30 Josh Dobbie 1- 14 Rod Owens 1- 6 Seddrick Holloway 1- 1 Passing D'Vontrey Richardson 18- 6-2- 66 Christian Ponder 18- 6-3- 52 Kickoff Return Taiwan Easterling 2- 33 Michael Ray Garvin 1- 17 Punting Shawn Powell 4- 190 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Myron Rolle 6 3 9 . . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson 6 1 7 2.5- 7.0 . . . . . . . . Tony Carter 6 1 7 . . . 1 . 1- 1 . . . Jamie Robinson 3 3 6 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . 1 . . Kendall Smith 3 2 5 1.5- 6.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . 1 . . Toddrick Verdell . 5 5 . . . . . . . . . Darius McClure 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Everette Brown 3 . 3 2.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram 2 1 3 . . . 2 . . . . . Korey Mangum 2 1 3 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Roosevelt Lawson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Corey Surrency 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ryan McMahon 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Rod Roberts 1 . 1 1.0- 11.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Antone Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Lampkin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Nigel Bradham 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Taiwan Easterling 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Markus White 1 . 1 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Kevin McNeil . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Budd Thacker . 1 1 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Kendrick Stewart . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TB    6  Antone Smith
QB    7  Christian Ponder
WR   18  Greg Carr
FB   42  Seddrick Holloway
TE   44  Josh Dobbie
C    60  Ryan McMahon
LG   62  Rodney Hudson
LT   68  Zebrie Sanders
RT   70  Antwane Greenlee
RG   75  Will Furlong
WR   86  Rod Owens
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
FC    4  Tony Carter
BC   22  Korey Mangum
FS   24  Darius McClure
MLB  30  Derek Nicholson
SLB  31  Toddrick Verdell
WLB  41  Kendall Smith
LE   49  Benjamin Lampkin
NT   56  Kendrick Stewart
NG   72  Budd Thacker
RE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Corey Surrency
 5  Preston Parker
10  D'Vontrey Richardson
12  Nigel Carr
13  Nigel Bradham
15  Ochuko Jenije
19  James Esco
19  Kenny Ingram
20  Jamie Robinson
23  Roosevelt Lawson
27  Terrance Parks
29  Michael Ray Garvin
32  Joe Surratt
40  Rod Roberts
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  Graham Gano
45  Shawn Powell
48  Recardo Wright
57  Brandon Davis
65  Zack Aronson
67  Andrew Datko
82  Taiwan Easterling
83  Bert Reed
85  Ja'Baris Little
90  Moses McCray
93  Everett Dawkins
95  Kevin McNeil
98  Markus White

FLORIDA STATE 39, COLORADO 21

09/27/2008, Jacksonville, Fl

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Seminoles Cruise Past Buffalos.

Antone Smith ran for 154 yards and three touchdowns.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Antone Smith ran for 154 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Florida State defeated previously unbeaten Colorado 39-21 in Bobby Bowden's 500th game as a college head coach.

Bowden, in his 43rd season as a head coach and 33rd at Florida State, notched his 376th career victory to momentarily catch Penn State's Joe Paterno, whose team was scheduled to play Illinois later Saturday.

Florida State (3-1) scored three times in the final 2:29 of the first half to take a 19-7 lead on the way to its first win of the season over a Bowl Subdivision team. The Seminoles opened the season with wins over Western Carolina and Chattanooga before last week's 12-3 loss to Wake Forest.

Smith, who carried 25 times, went 60 yards down his own left sideline with 2:29 left in the half to give the Seminoles a 14-7 lead.

After holding Colorado on downs deep in its own territory, Dekoda Watson blocked Matt DiLallo's punt out of the end zone for a safety and Graham Gano finished off the half with a 36-yard field goal. He added field goals of 52 and 44 yards in the second half.

Florida State relied on its running game for 259 yards while quarterback Christian Ponder completed just 10 of 22 passes for 119 yards and one interception.

Colorado's Cody Hawkins threw for 154 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Josh Smith, Riar Geer and Patrick Devenny for scores.

Colorado (3-1) was unable to put much together offensively until an 80-yard scoring drive that culminated early in the fourth quarter on Hawkins 2-yard touchdown pass to Geer. That cut the lead to 25-14.

But Florida State's Michael Ray Garvin, a world class sprinter who qualified for the 2008 Olympic trials, answered 12 seconds later with a 94-yard kickoff return to give the Seminoles a 32-14 lead.

Florida State capitalized on an early Colorado turnover to grab a 7-0 lead three minutes into the game on Smith's first 2-yard TD run. Smith had all 27 yards on the drive, which followed a Neefy Moffett fumble recovery. Smith's third touchdown came with 3:37 left in the game.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
COLORADO
7
0
0
14
21
FLORIDA STATE
7
12
6
14
39

1st   7- 0  Antone Smith, 2, run (Graham Gano, kick), 12:01
      7- 7  Opp, 30, pass (kick), 7:27 
2nd   7- 7  Opp, 27, field goal failed, 9:14 
     14- 7  Antone Smith, 60, run (Graham Gano, kick), 2:29 
     16- 7  Dekoda Watson, safety, 1:54 
            Note: Blocked punt out of the end zone.                     
     19- 7  Graham Gano, 36, field goal, 0:34 
3rd  22- 7  Graham Gano, 52, field goal, 11:56
     25- 7  Graham Gano, 44, field goal, 1:33 
4th  25-14  Opp, 2, pass (kick), 13:32
     32-14  Michael Ray Garvin, 94, kickoff return (Graham Gano, kick), 13:20
     32-21  Opp, 14, pass (kick), 9:31 
     39-21  Antone Smith, 2, run (Graham Gano, kick), 3:37 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 22 Rushes-yards 46-259 37-124 Passing 119 154 Att-Comp-Int 22-10-1 36-17-1 Total Yards 68-378 73-278 Punt Returns 1-3 2-15 Kickoff Returns 5-199 8-73 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-10 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 4-37.8 5-29.2 Sacks By-Yds 4-33 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 12-110 5-24 3rd Down Conversions 4-11 4-15 4th Down Conversions 1-1 1-3 Time of Posession 33:36 26:24 Attendance 46,716 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Antone Smith 25- 154 Christian Ponder 8- 43 Jermaine Thomas 9- 37 Preston Parker 3- 20 Bert Reed 1- 5 Receiving Caz Piurowski 3- 33 Greg Carr 3- 29 Taiwan Easterling 1- 24 Jarmon Fortson 1- 17 Antone Smith 1- 10 Jermaine Thomas 1- 6 Passing Christian Ponder 22-10-1-119 Punt Return Dekoda Watson 1- 3 Kickoff Return Michael Ray Garvin 2- 119 Bert Reed 1- 41 Patrick Robinson 1- 39 Nigel Carr 1- 0 Punting Shawn Powell 4- 151 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dekoda Watson 7 3 10 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . 1 1 Derek Nicholson 6 2 8 2.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Myron Rolle 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Nigel Bradham 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Korey Mangum 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Everette Brown 3 . 3 2.0- 9.0 1.0- 7.0 . . 1 . 1 . . Darius McClure 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Recardo Wright 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Budd Thacker 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Justin Mincey 2 . 2 2.0- 13.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Patrick Robinson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Rod Roberts 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson 1 1 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Ochuko Jenije 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Kenny Ingram 1 . 1 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Toddrick Verdell 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Vince Williams 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tony Carter 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Lampkin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett 1 . 1 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . 1- 0 . . . Kevin McNeil 1 . 1 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . . Louis Givens 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Antone Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Roosevelt Lawson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kendall Smith . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Markus White . . . . . . . 2 . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    5  Preston Parker
TB    6  Antone Smith
QB    7  Christian Ponder
WR   18  Greg Carr
FB   32  Joe Surratt
C    60  Ryan McMahon
LG   62  Rodney Hudson
LT   67  Andrew Datko
RT   68  Zebrie Sanders
RG   75  Will Furlong
TE   81  Caz Piurowski
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
FC    4  Tony Carter
BC   21  Patrick Robinson
FS   24  Darius McClure
MLB  30  Derek Nicholson
SLB  31  Toddrick Verdell
WLB  36  Dekoda Watson
NT   56  Kendrick Stewart
LE   59  Neefy Moffett
NG   72  Budd Thacker
RE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Corey Surrency
10  D'Vontrey Richardson
12  Nigel Carr
13  Nigel Bradham
15  Louis Givens
15  Ochuko Jenije
19  James Esco
19  Kenny Ingram
20  Jamie Robinson
22  Korey Mangum
23  Roosevelt Lawson
27  Terrance Parks
29  Michael Ray Garvin
30  Pat Davis
38  Jermaine Thomas
40  Rod Roberts
41  Kendall Smith
43  Graham Gano
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Michael Hellman
45  Shawn Powell
46  Vince Williams
48  Recardo Wright
49  Benjamin Lampkin
65  Zack Aronson
74  Joe Tonga
79  David Spurlock
80  Jarmon Fortson
82  Taiwan Easterling
83  Bert Reed
85  Ja'Baris Little
86  Rod Owens
87  Cameron Wade
88  Beau Reliford
94  Justin Mincey
95  Kevin McNeil
98  Markus White

FLORIDA STATE 41, MIAMI 39

10/04/2008, CORAL GABLES, FL

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Seminoles Stave Off Hurricanes, 41-39.

Antone Smith's career day carries FSU to victory.

MIAMI, FL - Antone Smith rushed for a career-best four touchdowns, including a game-clinching 20-yarder with 3:57 remaining, and Florida State wasted most of an early 24-point lead before hanging on to beat Miami 41-39 on Saturday.

Smith - who scored three TDs last week - finished with 92 yards on 27 carries for the Seminoles (4-1, 1-1 ACC), who handed Miami its second straight home loss on a stormy afternoon. Christian Ponder ran for 144 yards, becoming the first Florida State quarterback since Charlie Ward in 1992 to run for triple-figures, and Tony Carter made two interceptions for the Seminoles.

Travis Benjamin had an 18-yard touchdown run on an end-around, caught a 51-yard TD pass from running back Graig Cooper, and finished with 274 all-purpose yards for Miami (2-3, 0-2), which has lost 12 of its last 15 conference games.

The Hurricanes trailed 24-3 at the half and 31-10 in the third quarter, then closed to within 34-32 with 8 minutes remaining. Two botched snaps on Florida State punts led to Miami points, Sean Spence ran an interception in for a touchdown and the Hurricanes seemed poised for what would have been an enormous rally.

But Smith sealed the win with a third-down run up the middle, giving coach Bobby Bowden just his 14th win in 34 games all-time against Miami.

Smith's other scoring runs were for 2, 19 and 5 yards, part of Florida State's 281-yard rushing day as a team.

Ponder completed 14 of 31 passes for 159 yards for Florida State, including a 15-yard score to Greg Carr, and looked at ease in his first taste of the Seminoles-Hurricanes rivalry.

Miami quarterback Robert Marve, meanwhile, was 17-of-40 for 122 yards and two interceptions.

And still, the Hurricanes nearly pulled it off.

Left tackle Jason Fox rushed for a 5-yard touchdown with 14 seconds remaining, but the onside kick was controlled by the Seminoles, as a downpour made it difficult from one sideline to see the other. Ponder knelt for the final play, and the Seminoles began leaping in celebration - knowing they just dealt their biggest league rival a huge blow.

Florida State scored the game's first 24 points and wound up holding a 440-256 edge in total yards, largely because of Ponder's running ability. He had nine carries for 107 yards by intermission; in the previous 13 meetings between the teams, Florida State quarterbacks ran for a combined 111 yards on 99 attempts.

It looked like a mismatch.

The first of Carter's interceptions set up Smith's opening score, and the Seminoles just kept rolling. When Graham Gano connected on a 53-yard field goal, the Seminoles had a 24-0 lead with 1:07 left in the half.

An odd decision followed, giving Miami some life.

Florida State tried a short kickoff after the long field goal, giving Miami possession at its own 48. The Hurricanes only got a field goal out of it on the final play of the half, but to coach Randy Shannon, that 28-yard kick by Matt Bosher was huge.

"That's a real confidence booster," he said, trotting off the field.

Seemed like it.

Of course, Florida State's penchant for self-destruction didn't hurt, either.

Smith fumbled early in the third quarter deep in Florida State territory, and Benjamin scored on the next play to give Miami some life. A high snap on a punt gave Miami a safety, Benjamin gave the Hurricanes great field position on the ensuing kickoff, and Cooper hit him with a perfect pass for a trick-play TD that drew the Hurricanes within 31-22.

Miami hadn't had an interception return for a touchdown since 2003, but with 11:23 left, Spence - playing in place of injured linebacker Colin McCarthy - caught a deflected pass and rumbled seven yards to make the score 34-29, and Bosher got Miami within two points with a field goal three minutes later.

But the Seminoles went back to what worked - Ponder and Smith running right at Miami, to put the game away.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
17
10
7
41
MIAMI
0
3
19
17
39

1st   7- 0  Antone Smith, 2, run (Graham Gano, kick), 6:54 
2nd  14- 0  Antone Smith, 19, run (Graham Gano, kick), 10:08
     21- 0  Greg Carr, 15, pass from Christian Ponder (Graham Gano, kick), 3:24 
     24- 0  Graham Gano, 53, field goal, 1:03 
     24- 3  Opp, 28, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  24-10  Opp, 18, run (kick), 13:45
     31-10  Antone Smith, 5, run (Graham Gano, kick), 10:50
     31-13  Opp, 29, field goal, 7:42 
     31-15  Opp, safety, 5:50 
            Note: Snap went over the punter's head and he punted the    
                  ball out of the end zone.                             
     31-22  Opp, 51, pass (kick), 5:29 
     34-22  Graham Gano, 35, field goal, 0:00 
4th  34-29  Opp, 3, interception return (kick), 11:23
     34-32  Opp, 24, field goal, 8:30 
     41-32  Antone Smith, 20, run (Graham Gano, kick), 3:57 
     41-39  Opp, 5, run (kick), 0:14 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 15 Rushes-yards 53-310 14- 51 Passing 159 205 Att-Comp-Int 31-14-2 49-21-3 Total Yards 84-469 63-256 Punt Returns 1-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 7-125 8-203 Interception Ret. 3-4 2-3 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 1-**** 4-45.3 Sacks By-Yds 2-18 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 0-0 Penalties-Yds 12-98 10-85 3rd Down Conversions 11-17 2-15 4th Down Conversions 0-3 3-4 Time of Posession 39:23 19:44 Attendance 65,786 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Christian Ponder 19- 144 Antone Smith 27- 92 Jermaine Thomas 2- 51 Taiwan Easterling 1- 20 Preston Parker 1- 16 Marcus Sims 1- 2 Team 2- -15 Receiving Bert Reed 3- 43 Taiwan Easterling 3- 41 Greg Carr 2- 26 Preston Parker 3- 20 Corey Surrency 1- 13 Caz Piurowski 1- 10 Rod Owens 1- 6 Passing Christian Ponder 31-14-2-159 Punt Return Bert Reed 1- 0 Kickoff Return Bert Reed 4- 64 Michael Ray Garvin 2- 61 Taiwan Easterling 1- 0 Punting Team 1- -29 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Derek Nicholson 5 1 6 2.0- 8.0 . . 1 . . . . . Korey Mangum 5 . 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Tony Carter 4 . 4 . . 2- 0 . . . . . . Myron Rolle 2 2 4 . . . 4 . . . . . Dekoda Watson 2 1 3 1.0- 1.0 . 1- 4 3 . . . . . Louis Givens 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Markus White 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Rod Owens 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Budd Thacker 2 . 2 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram 1 1 2 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Ochuko Jenije 1 1 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Rod Roberts 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Recardo Wright . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick Verdell 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Greg Carr 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett 1 . 1 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . 1 . . . . . Taiwan Easterling 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Darius McClure 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Nigel Bradham . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Everette Brown . . . . . . 2 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    5  Preston Parker
RB    6  Antone Smith
QB    7  Christian Ponder
WR   18  Greg Carr
C    60  Ryan McMahon
LG   62  Rodney Hudson
RG   67  Andrew Datko
LT   75  Will Furlong
RT   77  Zebrie Sanders
TE   81  Caz Piurowski
WR   82  Taiwan Easterling
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV   3  Myron Rolle
CB    4  Tony Carter
LB   13  Nigel Bradham
LB   19  Kenny Ingram
S    20  Jamie Robinson
CB   22  Korey Mangum
LB   30  Derek Nicholson
DT   56  Kendrick Stewart
DE   59  Neefy Moffett
DT   72  Budd Thacker
DE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Corey Surrency
12  Nigel Carr
15  Ochuko Jenije
19  James Esco
23  Roosevelt Lawson
24  Darius McClure
27  Terrance Parks
29  Michael Ray Garvin
31  Toddrick Verdell
35  Marcus Sims
36  Dekoda Watson
38  Jermaine Thomas
40  Rod Roberts
41  Kendall Smith
42  Seddrick Holloway
43  Graham Gano
45  Michael Hellman
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Shawn Powell
48  Recardo Wright
49  Benjamin Lampkin
54  Paul Griffin
57  Brandon Davis
65  Zack Aronson
74  Joe Tonga
79  David Spurlock
80  Jarmon Fortson
83  Bert Reed
85  Ja'Baris Little
86  Rod Owens
88  Beau Reliford
89  Louis Givens
94  Justin Mincey
95  Kevin McNeil
98  Markus White

FLORIDA STATE 26, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 17

10/16/2008, RALEIGH, NC

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Seminoles Rally to Down Wolf Pack, 26-17.

Ponder leads a fourth quarter comeback in a road ACC win.

RALEIGH, NC - Christian Ponder threw for the go-ahead touchdown and Antone Smith ran for a score Thursday night to help Florida State beat North Carolina State 26-17.

Smith finished with 89 yards rushing for the Seminoles (5-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who trailed by four points early in the final quarter before scoring 13 straight to end the game. Bert Reed added the 17-yard catch for the lead and Graham Gano kicked four field goals--including a 53-yarder with 1:53 left to seal the win.

Russell Wilson threw for 181 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wolfpack (2-5, 0-3).

The game marked a homecoming for Seminoles assistant Chuck Amato, who led the Wolfpack program for seven years before being fired at the end of the 2006 season and replaced by Tom O'Brien. Amato won 49 games and reached five bowl games, with most of that success coming during the career of four-year starter and NFL first-round draft pick Philip Rivers at quarterback.

Last year, the Wolfpack started 1-5 in O'Brien's first season heading into the off week, but came out of the break with four straight wins that put bowl eligibility within reach before closing with consecutive losses. The Wolfpack came out of this year's break with another surge--this one behind a once-anemic ground game.

N.C. State entered with an ACC-worst 80 yards rushing per game and faced the league's top run defense (64 yards per game), but rolled to a season-best 157 yards on 22 carries. Jamelle Eugene led the team with 74 yards on six carries, while Andre Brown added 50 yards.

That opened things downfield and set up Wilson's long play-action pass over the middle to Owen Spencer, who sprinted away from defender Korey Mangum for a 67-yard score and a 17-13 lead on the first play of the fourth quarter.

But Ponder directed a 70-yard drive to answer, pushing to N.C. State's 17 before finding Reed, who got a solid block at the line and then weaved through the Wolfpack defense for a 20-17 lead with 10:40 to play.

Then, after forcing a three-and-out, the Seminoles put together a drive that took more than 4 minutes. This one ended with a 44-yard field goal from Gano to make it 23-17 with 4:33 left, forcing the Wolfpack to go the distance to take the lead.

That was too much to ask, as N.C. State made two critical mistakes on its last best chance. First, a holding penalty negated a 14-yard run by Wilson to midfield, then Wilson took a sack and a 9-yard loss instead of throwing it away on third down. That forced N.C. State into a fourth-and-14 from its own 30, and Rod Roberts tipped Wilson's pass intended for Eugene to end the possession with 2:55 left.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
6
7
13
26
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
3
7
0
7
17

1st   0- 3  Opp, 24, field goal, 3:49 
2nd   0-10  Opp, 20, pass (kick), 14:12
      3-10  Graham Gano, 37, field goal, 9:54 
      6-10  Graham Gano, 37, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  13-10  Antone Smith, 27, run (Graham Gano, kick), 10:29
4th  13-17  Opp, 67, pass (kick), 14:51
     20-17  Bert Reed, 17, pass from Christian Ponder (Graham Gano, kick), 10:40
     23-17  Graham Gano, 44, field goal, 4:33 
     26-17  Graham Gano, 53, field goal, 1:53 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 28 14 Rushes-yards 45-138 22-157 Passing 254 181 Att-Comp-Int 35-23-0 25-13-0 Total Yards 80-392 47-338 Punt Returns 2-1 2-25 Kickoff Returns 4-104 6-120 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 4-36.3 5-37.8 Sacks By-Yds 1-9 3-24 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 6-55 7-70 3rd Down Conversions 10-17 1-9 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-2 Time of Posession 38:16 21:44 Attendance 56,643 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Antone Smith 20- 89 Christian Ponder 16- 29 Marcus Sims 4- 12 Bert Reed 1- 6 Preston Parker 1- 2 Taiwan Easterling 1- 2 Jermaine Thomas 1- -1 Team 1- -1 Receiving Preston Parker 5- 56 Taiwan Easterling 5- 50 Corey Surrency 2- 44 Marcus Sims 5- 38 Bert Reed 2- 36 Greg Carr 2- 13 Antone Smith 1- 10 Rod Owens 1- 7 Passing Christian Ponder 35-23-0-254 Punt Return Bert Reed 2- 1 Kickoff Return Michael Ray Garvin 4- 104 Punting Shawn Powell 4- 145 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Myron Rolle 6 2 8 . . . 1 . . . . . Toddrick Verdell 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson 3 1 4 1.5- 2.0 . . . 1 . . . . Darius McClure 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Team 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Tony Carter 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Patrick Robinson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Nigel Bradham . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram 2 . 2 . . . . 1 . . . . Recardo Wright 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Stewart 1 1 2 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Paul Griffin . 2 2 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Lampkin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Vince Williams 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kendall Smith . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Nigel Carr . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Korey Mangum . 1 1 . . . 2 . . . . . Markus White . 1 1 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Everette Brown . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Rod Roberts . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
X     5  Preston Parker
TB    6  Antone Smith
QB    7  Christian Ponder
Z    18  Greg Carr
C    60  Ryan McMahon
G    62  Rodney Hudson
G    67  Andrew Datko
LT   68  Zebrie Sanders
G    75  Will Furlong
TE   81  Caz Piurowski
TE   85  Ja'Baris Little
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
R     3  Myron Rolle
FC    4  Tony Carter
CB   22  Korey Mangum
FS   24  Darius McClure
MLB  30  Derek Nicholson
SLB  31  Toddrick Verdell
WLB  41  Kendall Smith
DT   56  Kendrick Stewart
LE   59  Neefy Moffett
DT   72  Budd Thacker
RE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Corey Surrency
12  Nigel Carr
13  Nigel Bradham
15  Ochuko Jenije
16  Mister Alexander
19  James Esco
19  Kenny Ingram
20  Jamie Robinson
21  Patrick Robinson
23  Roosevelt Lawson
27  Terrance Parks
29  Michael Ray Garvin
35  Marcus Sims
36  Dekoda Watson
38  Jermaine Thomas
40  Rod Roberts
43  Graham Gano
45  Michael Hellman
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Shawn Powell
46  Vince Williams
48  Recardo Wright
49  Benjamin Lampkin
54  Paul Griffin
57  Brandon Davis
65  Zack Aronson
74  Joe Tonga
79  David Spurlock
80  Jarmon Fortson
82  Taiwan Easterling
83  Bert Reed
86  Rod Owens
89  Louis Givens
94  Justin Mincey
95  Kevin McNeil
98  Markus White

FLORIDA STATE 30, VIRGINIA TECH 20

10/25/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Seminoles Halt Hokies, 30-20.

Florida State visits Georgia Tech on Saturday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Greg Carr made two finger-tip catches on long pass plays to set up touchdowns in the third quarter Saturday and 24th-ranked Florida State rallied from an early 10-point deficit to defeat Virginia Tech 30-20.

The win leaves Florida State (6-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) tied with Maryland for first place in the ACC's Atlantic Division and in control of its own destiny for a shot at the league's Dec. 6 championship game.

Carr, who had three catches for 100 yards, beat Hokies star cornerback Victor Harris for a 48-yard pass from Christian Ponder to set up the go-ahead score. Moments later his 39-yard catch along the sideline set up another touchdown that gave Florida State a 24-13 lead.

Taiwan Easterling's leaping catch just in front of the goal post on a high throw from Ponder gave Florida State its first lead, 17-13, and Marcus Sims scored from the 1 to hike the advantage to 24-13 after Carr's grab put the ball on the Virginia Tech doorstep.

Graham Gano added three more field goals and has now made a Florida State record 13 straight, including another from 50 yards or further for the fourth straight game.

Virginia Tech (5-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor on the first play of the game and backup Sean Glennon was knocked out in the third quarter. Both players had left ankle injuries.

Cory Holt finished for the Hokies and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Andre Smith in the fourth quarter.

Losing Taylor was about the only thing that went wrong for the Hokies early as they built a 10-0 lead.

Dustin Keys' 15th field goal of the season started the scoring and Glennon pushed in from the 1 for a 10-0 lead while Virginia Tech's defense held Florida State to a minus 18 yards in the first quarter.

But the Seminoles caught up quick with 10 points in a span of just over three minutes early in the second quarter.

On a third-and-1, Antone Smith broke free around his own left side and zipped 39 yards down the sideline untouched for a touchdown. Gano kicked a 50-yard field goal moments later after Derek Nicholson forced a fumble by Tech's Josh Oglesby.

Keys' 20-yard field goal with three seconds left in the half that put the Hokies ahead 13-10.

Virginia Tech dominated the first half, rolling up 205 yards and 11 first downs while limited Florida State to only 70 yards and three first games, but the second half was a different story as Florida State's defense, which collected six sacks in the game, limited the Hokies to 38 yards.

It was coach Bobby Bowden's 379th career win, moving him temporarily within a game of all-time major college leader Joe Paterno, whose Penn State team played Saturday night at Ohio State.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA TECH
10
3
0
7
20
FLORIDA STATE
0
10
14
6
30

1st   0- 3  Opp, 41, field goal, 5:51 
      0-10  Opp, 1, run (kick), 0:00 
2nd   7-10  Antone Smith, 39, run (Graham Gano, kick), 12:40
     10-10  Graham Gano, 50, field goal, 9:33 
     10-10  Opp, 43, field goal failed, 4:21 
     10-13  Opp, 20, field goal, 0:03 
3rd  17-13  Taiwan Easterling, 4, pass from Christian Ponder (Graham Gano, kick), 6:05 
     24-13  Marcus Sims, 1, run (Graham Gano, kick), 1:09 
4th  27-13  Graham Gano, 29, field goal, 13:26
     27-20  Opp, 4, pass (kick), 8:26 
     30-20  Graham Gano, 46, field goal, 2:14 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 15 Rushes-yards 38- 89 34- 82 Passing 159 161 Att-Comp-Int 19-11-0 22-12-0 Total Yards 57-248 56-243 Punt Returns 2-24 5-49 Kickoff Returns 5-101 5-153 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 0-0 Punts 5-48.4 5-43.4 Sacks By-Yds 6-35 4-36 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2 Penalties-Yds 8-73 7-49 3rd Down Conversions 4-14 1-11 4th Down Conversions 0-0 2-2 Time of Posession 31:57 28:03 Attendance 81,876 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Antone Smith 9- 57 Marcus Sims 8- 29 D'Vontrey Richardson 4- 21 Jermaine Thomas 2- 1 Ty Jones 1- -1 Taiwan Easterling 2- -5 Christian Ponder 12- -13 Receiving Greg Carr 3- 100 Taiwan Easterling 2- 25 Preston Parker 2- 15 Antone Smith 2- 14 Marcus Sims 2- 5 Passing Christian Ponder 19-11-0-159 Punt Return Tony Carter 2- 24 Kickoff Return Michael Ray Garvin 2- 46 Preston Parker 2- 36 Nigel Bradham 1- 19 Punting Graham Gano 3- 155 Shawn Powell 2- 87 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Toddrick Verdell 3 4 7 2.0- 9.0 1.0- 6.0 . . 1 . . . . Derek Nicholson 4 2 6 . . . . 2 1- 0 1 . . Kendall Smith 5 . 5 1.0- 11.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Everette Brown 5 . 5 4.0- 15.0 3.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Myron Rolle 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Nigel Bradham 3 . 3 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Jamie Robinson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Recardo Wright 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Markus White 2 1 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Patrick Robinson 2 . 2 . . . 2 . . . . . Budd Thacker 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Korey Mangum 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Lampkin 1 . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . Zack Aronson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Louis Givens 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kevin McNeil 1 . 1 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dekoda Watson . 1 1 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Kendrick Stewart . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . James Esco . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR    5  Preston Parker
TB    6  Antone Smith
QB    7  Christian Ponder
WR   18  Greg Carr
FB   35  Marcus Sims
C    60  Ryan McMahon
LG   62  Rodney Hudson
LT   67  Andrew Datko
RT   68  Zebrie Sanders
RG   79  David Spurlock
TE   81  Caz Piurowski
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS       Dan McClure
RV    3  Myron Rolle
FC    4  Tony Carter
WLB  19  Kenny Ingram
BC   21  Patrick Robinson
MLB  30  Derek Nicholson
SLB  31  Toddrick Verdell
LE   59  Neefy Moffett
NG   72  Budd Thacker
NT   94  Justin Mincey
RE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Corey Surrency
10  D'Vontrey Richardson
12  Nigel Carr
13  Nigel Bradham
15  Ochuko Jenije
19  James Esco
20  Jamie Robinson
22  Korey Mangum
23  Roosevelt Lawson
29  Michael Ray Garvin
33  Ty Jones
36  Dekoda Watson
38  Jermaine Thomas
41  Kendall Smith
42  Seddrick Holloway
43  Graham Gano
44  Maurice Harris
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Shawn Powell
46  Vince Williams
48  Recardo Wright
49  Benjamin Lampkin
54  Paul Griffin
56  Kendrick Stewart
57  Brandon Davis
65  Zack Aronson
80  Jarmon Fortson
82  Taiwan Easterling
85  Ja'Baris Little
86  Rod Owens
89  Louis Givens
90  Moses McCray
95  Kevin McNeil
98  Markus White

GEORGIA TECH 31, FLORIDA STATE 28

11/01/2008, ATLANTA, GA

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Seminoles Fall to Yellow Jackets.

Thomas collected 130 yards on the groud.

ATLANTA, GA - Marcus Sims fumbled into the end zone to end No. 16 Florida State's comeback hopes in the final minute, and Georgia Tech held on to beat the Seminoles 31-28 on Saturday.

The Yellow Jackets beat Florida State for the first time since 1975, after going 0-12 against Bobby Bowden and the Seminoles in the ACC.

Cooper Taylor's hit popped the ball loose and Rashaad Reid recovered it with 45 seconds left. Florida State trailed 31-20 before scoring with 6:04 left and then got the ball back with an interception.

Florida State (6-2 overall, 3-2 ACC) ended its four-game winning streak because it couldn't stop Georgia Tech's big-play, option attack. Three of Georgia Tech's four touchdown drives lasted no longer than three plays.

The Yellow Jackets overcame the loss of quarterback Josh Nesbitt to an ankle injury.

Florida State backup D'Vontrey Richardson threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Preston Parker with 6:04 left, and Christian Ponder's pass to Greg Carr for the 2-point conversion cut Georgia Tech's lead to 31-28.

Florida State's Patrick Robinson intercepted a pass from Georgia Tech freshman quarterback Jaybo Shaw with 5:49 left. Jermaine Thomas, who rushed for 130 yards, helped move Florida State into scoring position before Sims' fumble.

Shaw fumbled on his first play when hit by defensive end Everette Brown. Kendrick Stewart recovered at the Seminoles' 43, but Florida State gave the ball back when Ponder was stripped by Michael Johnson and Derrick Morgan recovered for the Yellow Jackets.

Dwyer found a big lane between left tackle Andrew Gardner and left guard Joseph Gilbert for his first long touchdown run, and only 30 seconds later Taylor intercepted a pass for Greg Carr deflected by Michael Peterson and returned the ball 28 yards to the Florida State 4.

Greg Smith scored on a pitch two plays later from the 4 for a 24-10 lead.

Florida State recovered to score the final 10 points of the half. A 62-yard run by Thomas set up Ponder's 4-yard touchdown pass to Seddrick Holloway, and Graham Gano added a 45-yard field goal late in the half.

Michael Ray Garvin had a 64-yard kickoff return in the first quarter to set up Gano's first field goal before leaving the game with an undisclosed injury.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
10
10
0
8
28
GEORGIA TECH
3
21
7
0
31

1st   7- 0  Christian Ponder, 3, run (Graham Gano, kick), 8:31 
      7- 3  Opp, 31, field goal, 6:34 
     10- 3  Graham Gano, 29, field goal, 2:54 
2nd  10-10  Opp, 1, run (kick), 13:43
     10-17  Opp, 36, run (kick), 10:43
     10-24  Opp, 3, run (kick), 9:30 
     17-24  Seddrick Holloway, 4, pass from Christian Ponder (Graham Gano, kick), 8:05 
     20-24  Graham Gano, 45, field goal, 0:45 
3rd  20-31  Opp, 66, run (kick), 13:42
4th  28-31  Preston Parker, 39, pass from D'Vontrey Richardson (Greg Carr, pass from Christian Ponder), 6:04 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 14 Rushes-yards 36-196 45-288 Passing 188 55 Att-Comp-Int 29-17-1 6-4-1 Total Yards 65-384 51-343 Punt Returns 1-18 0-0 Kickoff Returns 6-158 4-117 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-28 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 3-40.3 3-36.0 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 5-32 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1 Penalties-Yds 4-22 4-22 3rd Down Conversions 5-13 3-9 4th Down Conversions 2-2 1-1 Time of Posession 33:13 26:47 Attendance 53,528 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jermaine Thomas 9- 130 D'Vontrey Richardson 4- 41 Antone Smith 9- 35 Marcus Sims 6- 9 Christian Ponder 8- -19 Receiving Preston Parker 5- 77 Greg Carr 5- 68 Bert Reed 3- 18 Taiwan Easterling 2- 11 Rod Owens 1- 10 Seddrick Holloway 1- 4 Passing Christian Ponder 27-16-1-149 D'Vontrey Richardson 2- 1-0- 39 Punt Return Bert Reed 1- 18 Kickoff Return Michael Ray Garvin 1- 64 Preston Parker 3- 50 Patrick Robinson 2- 44 Punting Graham Gano 3- 121 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Derek Nicholson 7 3 10 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Toddrick Verdell 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Myron Rolle 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Paul Griffin 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Dekoda Watson 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Korey Mangum 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Everette Brown 2 . 2 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . 1 . . Kendrick Stewart 2 . 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Markus White 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Louis Givens 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Patrick Robinson 1 . 1 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Jamie Robinson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Moses McCray 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Budd Thacker 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Rod Owens 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kevin McNeil 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Rod Roberts 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dan McClure 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . James Esco 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
Z     5  Preston Parker
TB    6  Antone Smith
QB    7  Christian Ponder
X    18  Greg Carr
C    60  Ryan McMahon
LG   62  Rodney Hudson
LT   67  Andrew Datko
RT   77  Zebrie Sanders
RG   79  David Spurlock
TE   81  Caz Piurowski
WR   82  Taiwan Easterling
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
ROV   3  Myron Rolle
FC    4  Tony Carter
BC   21  Patrick Robinson
FS   24  Darius McClure
MLB  30  Derek Nicholson
WLB  31  Toddrick Verdell
SLB  36  Dekoda Watson
DT   56  Kendrick Stewart
LE   59  Neefy Moffett
DT   72  Budd Thacker
RE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
    Dan McClure
10  D'Vontrey Richardson
12  Nigel Carr
13  Nigel Bradham
15  Ochuko Jenije
19  James Esco
19  Josh Dobbie
19  Kenny Ingram
20  Jamie Robinson
22  Korey Mangum
23  Roosevelt Lawson
28  Dionte Allen
29  Michael Ray Garvin
35  Marcus Sims
38  Jermaine Thomas
40  Rod Roberts
41  Kendall Smith
42  Seddrick Holloway
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  Graham Gano
44  Maurice Harris
45  Michael Hellman
46  Vince Williams
48  Recardo Wright
49  Benjamin Lampkin
54  Paul Griffin
57  Brandon Davis
65  Zack Aronson
74  Joe Tonga
83  Bert Reed
85  Ja'Baris Little
86  Rod Owens
89  Louis Givens
90  Moses McCray
95  Kevin McNeil
98  Markus White

FLORIDA STATE 41, CLEMSON 27

11/08/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Seminoles Cruise to Victory over Tigers, 41-27.

Florida State improves to 7-2; 4-2 in ACC action.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Christian Ponder threw for a touchdown and ran for another Saturday and Antone Smith ran for two scores as No. 24 Florida State defeated Clemson 41-27 Saturday on coach Bobby Bowden's 79th birthday.

Clemson (4-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) had won the last three games in the series under Bowden's son, Tommy Bowden, who was fired last month after a 3-3 start. Interim Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is 1-2 since taking over.

A crowd of nearly 80,000 sang "Happy Birthday" to Bowden in the final moments of the game. The victory was the 380th for Bowden, which is second all-time among major college coaches. He is now 5-1 in games coached on his birthday and just one game behind Penn State's Joe Paterno, whose team lost Saturday at Iowa.

Florida State (7-2, 4-2) overcame an early 10-0 deficit to lead 20-17 at halftime after both teams converted turnovers into touchdowns.

It was the fourth straight week the Seminoles have spotted an opponent at least 10 points--rallying for wins in three of those, losing the other on a last-minute fumble.

The win makes Florida State bowl eligible for the 27th consecutive season--now the longest streak in the country--and keeps them tied with Wake Forest for first place in the ACC's Atlantic Division.

Clemson started fast with C.J. Spiller going 44 yards on a short pass from Cullen Harper to finish off a quick 80-yard opening drive. The Tigers went ahead 10-0 five minutes later Mark Buchholz's 41-yard field goal.

Harper threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns, but it was his costly interception that got Florida State started.

Defensive end Neefy Moffett scored on an 18-yard interception of an ill-advised throw by Harper to get the Seminoles a 10-10 tie, a minute and 40 seconds after Florida State's Graham Gano stretched his school mark to 16 straight field goals with a 52-yard kick.

After Gano put Florida State up 13-10 with his 17th consecutive made field goal, this from 37 yards, Clemson took its last lead at 17-13 on Harper's 8-yard touchdown pass to Michael Palmer. The Tigers were set up when they recovered a fumbled punt by Florida State's Tony Carter at the Seminoles 9.

Ponder's 1-yard TD run put Florida State the lead for keeps at 20-17 with 1:25 left in the half and he hit Corey Surrency on a 14-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive of the second half as the Seminoles stretched their advantage to 27-17.

Smith scored his 12th and 13th rushing touchdowns of the season on runs of 1 and 41 yards in the fourth quarter around Spiller's 2-yard TD that got Clemson to within a touchdown with 2:20 left.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CLEMSON
10
7
3
7
27
FLORIDA STATE
10
10
7
14
41

1st   0- 7  Opp, 44, pass (kick), 12:52
      0-10  Opp, 41, field goal, 7:43 
      3-10  Graham Gano, 52, field goal, 5:56 
     10-10  Neefy Moffett, 18, interception return (Graham Gano, kick), 4:16 
2nd  13-10  Graham Gano, 37, field goal, 13:03
     13-17  Opp, 9, pass (kick), 8:17 
     20-17  Christian Ponder, 1, run (Graham Gano, kick), 1:25 
3rd  27-17  Corey Surrency, 14, pass from Christian Ponder (Graham Gano, kick), 11:01
     27-20  Opp, 20, field goal, 3:43 
4th  34-20  Antone Smith, 1, run (Graham Gano, kick), 10:31
     34-27  Opp, 2, run (kick), 2:00 
     41-27  Antone Smith, 41, run (Graham Gano, kick), 1:49 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 22 Rushes-yards 36-266 36- 79 Passing 153 237 Att-Comp-Int 27-16-1 35-20-1 Total Yards 63-419 71-316 Punt Returns 4-5 1-10 Kickoff Returns 4-105 5-77 Interception Ret. 1-18 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 3-41.3 6-41.0 Sacks By-Yds 6-49 2-15 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties-Yds 9-96 5-29 3rd Down Conversions 5-10 2-15 4th Down Conversions 0-0 2-3 Time of Posession 28:15 31:45 Attendance 77,013 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jermaine Thomas 11- 94 Antone Smith 8- 57 Preston Parker 2- 49 Christian Ponder 10- 30 Louis Givens 2- 24 Marcus Sims 1- 7 D'Vontrey Richardson 1- 7 Team 1- -2 Receiving Corey Surrency 2- 52 Taiwan Easterling 4- 43 Preston Parker 6- 37 Rod Owens 2- 16 Louis Givens 1- 3 Caz Piurowski 1- 2 Passing Christian Ponder 27-16-1-153 Punt Return Preston Parker 2- 7 Tony Carter 2- -2 Kickoff Return Preston Parker 3- 76 Taiwan Easterling 1- 29 Punting Graham Gano 3- 124 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dekoda Watson 6 3 9 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Patrick Robinson 6 1 7 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . 1 . . Everette Brown 5 . 5 3.0- 20.0 3.0- 20.0 . . 1 . . . . Toddrick Verdell 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Recardo Wright 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Ochuko Jenije 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Myron Rolle 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Stewart 2 1 3 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Kendall Smith 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Korey Mangum 2 . 2 1.0- 3.0 . . 2 . . . . . Neefy Moffett 2 . 2 2.0- 19.0 1.0- 13.0 1- 18 . . . . . . Markus White 2 . 2 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . 1 1 . 1 . . Budd Thacker 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Darius McClure 1 1 2 1.5- 11.0 . . . . . . . . Roosevelt Lawson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Tony Carter 1 . 1 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Rod Owens 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kevin McNeil 1 . 1 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Louis Givens . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Paul Griffin . . . . . . . 1 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    5  Preston Parker
TB    6  Antone Smith
QB    7  Christian Ponder
WR   18  Greg Carr
C    60  Ryan McMahon
LG   62  Rodney Hudson
LT   67  Andrew Datko
RT   77  Zebrie Sanders
RG   79  David Spurlock
TE   81  Caz Piurowski
WR   82  Taiwan Easterling
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
FC    4  Tony Carter
FS   20  Jamie Robinson
BC   21  Patrick Robinson
MLB  30  Derek Nicholson
SLB  31  Toddrick Verdell
WLB  36  Dekoda Watson
NT   56  Kendrick Stewart
LE   59  Neefy Moffett
NG   72  Budd Thacker
RE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Corey Surrency
10  D'Vontrey Richardson
13  Nigel Bradham
15  Ochuko Jenije
19  Josh Dobbie
19  Kenny Ingram
22  Korey Mangum
23  Roosevelt Lawson
24  Darius McClure
28  Dionte Allen
30  Pat Davis
35  Marcus Sims
38  Jermaine Thomas
40  Rod Roberts
41  Kendall Smith
42  Seddrick Holloway
43  Graham Gano
45  Michael Hellman
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Shawn Powell
46  Vince Williams
48  Recardo Wright
49  Benjamin Lampkin
54  Paul Griffin
57  Brandon Davis
65  Zack Aronson
70  Antwane Greenlee
74  Joe Tonga
84  Chase Walker
85  Ja'Baris Little
86  Rod Owens
89  Louis Givens
90  Moses McCray
94  Justin Mincey
95  Kevin McNeil
98  Markus White

BOSTON COLLEGE 27, FLORIDA STATE 17

11/15/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Seminoles Fall 27-17 to Eagles.

Florida State now stands at 7-3; 4-3 in ACC action.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Montel Harris ran for 121 yards and a touchdown and Marcellus Bowman went 87 yards with an interception for another score to help Boston College beat No. 20 Florida State 27-17 Saturday night, a day after five Seminoles players were suspended for fighting.

The Eagles picked off Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder three times and held the Seminoles to just 73 yards rushing.

It was the fourth straight year the visiting team has won in this budding rivalry. Florida State knocked off a previously unbeaten and second-ranked Boston College team last year in Boston by an identical 27-17 score.

Boston College (7-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) jumped to a 14-0 lead and never trailed while keeping its hopes alive for a spot in next month's ACC title game in Tampa. BC can win the Atlantic Division with by beating Wake Forest and Maryland the next two weeks.

Florida State (7-3, 4-3) needs to win at Maryland next week and hope for help to have any chance to make it to Tampa. The Seminoles have trailed by double digits in their last five games, though they've won three. Harris, from nearby Jacksonville, scored from a yard out to give Boston College a 24-10 lead in the final minute of the third quarter before Florida State briefly made it interesting.

Preston Parker's 29-yard touchdown pass to Greg Carr was set up by punter Graham Gano's 24-yard run on a fake and got Florida State within a touchdown in the first minute of the final quarter.

Ponder went to Carr moments later in the end zone trying for a tie, but was picked off by BC's DeLeon Gause, killing Florida State's last push.

Boston College moved 69 yards on just five plays on the game's opening drive to score on Chris Crane's 14-yard pass to Rich Gunnell. Montel Harris 47-yard run on the first play sparked the drive. Bowman's 87-yard interception return gave BC a 14-0 lead.

Florida State played without receivers Taiwan Easterling, Bert Reed, Corey Surrency, Cameron Wade and Richard Goodman -- all suspended Friday by Bowden for a midweek fight on campus with members of a fraternity.

Gano kicked a 39-yard field goal in the first half before having his string of consecutive field goals snapped at 18 when he missed a 50-yarder early in the second half.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
BOSTON COLLEGE
14
0
10
3
27
FLORIDA STATE
0
10
0
7
17

1st   0- 7  Opp, 14, pass (kick), 12:17
      0-14  Opp, 87, interception return (kick), 1:04 
2nd   7-14  Christian Ponder, 4, run (Graham Gano, kick), 13:06
     10-14  Graham Gano, 39, field goal, 0:25 
3rd  10-14  Graham Gano, 50, field goal failed, 11:53
     10-17  Opp, 19, field goal, 5:18 
     10-24  Opp, 2, run (kick), 0:48 
4th  17-24  Greg Carr, 29, pass from Preston Parker (Graham Gano, kick), 14:51
     17-27  Opp, 30, field goal, 0:20 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 23 Rushes-yards 24- 73 47-176 Passing 212 181 Att-Comp-Int 32-16-3 27-14-1 Total Yards 56-285 74-357 Punt Returns 1-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 3-47 3-64 Interception Ret. 1-0 3-87 Fumble Returns 2-5 0-0 Punts 2-32.0 3-26.3 Sacks By-Yds 1-9 1-9 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-2 Penalties-Yds 7-61 7-51 3rd Down Conversions 2-10 9-16 4th Down Conversions 1-3 1-1 Time of Posession 21:53 38:07 Attendance 79,792 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Graham Gano 1- 24 Christian Ponder 7- 20 Antone Smith 10- 19 Rod Owens 2- 10 Marcus Sims 1- 2 Jermaine Thomas 3- -2 Receiving Preston Parker 6- 53 Rod Owens 2- 44 Greg Carr 2- 40 Jermaine Thomas 2- 31 Antone Smith 2- 24 Jarmon Fortson 1- 14 Caz Piurowski 1- 6 Passing Christian Ponder 31-15-3-183 Preston Parker 1- 1-0- 29 Punt Return Preston Parker 1- 0 Kickoff Return Seddrick Holloway 1- 22 Nigel Bradham 1- 17 Michael Ray Garvin 1- 8 Punting Graham Gano 2- 64 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Derek Nicholson 4 5 9 1.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Dekoda Watson 5 3 8 3.5- 5.0 . . . 1 . . . . Darius McClure 6 . 6 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Toddrick Verdell 4 2 6 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . 1 . . Everette Brown 3 2 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . 1- 5 . . . Neefy Moffett 2 3 5 2.5- 17.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . 1 . . Justin Mincey 3 1 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Budd Thacker 3 1 4 0.5- 2.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Patrick Robinson 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Markus White 2 1 3 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Tony Carter 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Louis Givens 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jamie Robinson 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Myron Rolle 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Nigel Bradham 1 . 1 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . 1 . . Kevin McNeil 1 . 1 . . . 1 1 . . . . Kendall Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Preston Parker 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Stewart . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Ochuko Jenije . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR    5  Preston Parker
TB    6  Antone Smith
QB    7  Christian Ponder
WR   18  Greg Carr
FB   35  Marcus Sims
C    60  Ryan McMahon
LG   62  Rodney Hudson
LT   67  Andrew Datko
RT   77  Zebrie Sanders
RG   79  David Spurlock
TE   81  Caz Piurowski
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
FC    4  Tony Carter
BC   21  Patrick Robinson
FS   24  Darius McClure
MLB  30  Derek Nicholson
SLB  31  Toddrick Verdell
WLB  36  Dekoda Watson
NT   56  Kendrick Stewart
LE   59  Neefy Moffett
NG   72  Budd Thacker
RE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
10  D'Vontrey Richardson
13  Nigel Bradham
15  Ochuko Jenije
19  Josh Dobbie
19  Kenny Ingram
20  Jamie Robinson
22  Korey Mangum
23  Roosevelt Lawson
29  Michael Ray Garvin
30  Pat Davis
38  Jermaine Thomas
40  Rod Roberts
41  Kendall Smith
42  Seddrick Holloway
43  Graham Gano
45  Michael Hellman
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Shawn Powell
46  Vince Williams
48  Recardo Wright
49  Benjamin Lampkin
54  Paul Griffin
57  Brandon Davis
65  Zack Aronson
74  Joe Tonga
80  Jarmon Fortson
85  Ja'Baris Little
86  Rod Owens
89  Louis Givens
94  Justin Mincey
95  Kevin McNeil
98  Markus White

FLORIDA STATE 37, MARYLAND 3

11/22/2008, COLLEGE PARK, MD

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Seminoles ACC Championship Hopes Within Reach.

Florida State crushed Maryland's chances en rout to a 37-3 dager.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Florida State kept alive its hopes of advancing to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game and buried Maryland's title hopes under a barrage of sacks and takeaways.

Everette Brown had 3 1/2 sacks and forced a fumble, part of an overwhelming performance by the Seminoles' defense in a 37-3 rout of the 22nd-ranked Terrapins on Saturday night.

Florida State (8-3, 5-3) turned two turnovers into touchdowns in taking a 21-0 halftime lead. That was enough to ensure Maryland (7-4, 4-3) its first home loss of the season and ruin the Terrapins' bid to win the league's Atlantic Division title.

If Boston College beats Maryland next week, it will win the division and play in the championship game. After eliminating the Terrapins from contention, Florida State now must rely on them: If Maryland beats Boston College, the Seminoles will capture the division title.

Florida State safety Myron Rolle earned a Rhodes Scholarship, then boarded a private plane and joined the team late in the first half. When he entered the game, the Seminoles had a secure three-touchdown lead.

Seeking to go 7-0 at home, Maryland wasted two early chances to jump on top. By the time the Terrapins finally scored in the third quarter, on a 34-yard field goal by Obi Egekeze, Florida State was ahead 24-0.

Any chance the Terrapins had of mounting a comeback ended when Da'Rel Scott lost his second fumble with 13:19 left and the Seminoles up 27-3. It was Maryland's fourth turnover - one more than in its previous three games - and FSU turned that into a touchdown, too.

At that point, most of the fans in the crowd of 51,620 headed for the exits, happy to avoid watching the end of Maryland's most lopsided loss of the season.

The unpredictable Terrapins are 4-0 against Top 25 teams, 3-4 against unranked teams and 0-4 at night.

Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder threw for a touchdown and ran for another. He went 19-for-24 for 143 yards and led the Seminoles with 81 yards rushing. But it was the defense that played the biggest part in FSU's first win at Maryland in three tries since 2002.

The Seminoles had six sacks, two interceptions and forced two fumbles in improving to 17-2 in this lopsided rivalry.

On their first possession, the Terrapins moved to the Florida State 30 before a sack by Brown took them out of field goal range. Then, after forcing a punt, Maryland moved from its 39 to the FSU 27 before Egekeze missed a 44-yard field goal try.

Following those two close calls, the Seminoles put together a 16-play, 73-yard drive capped by a 7-yard touchdown pass from Ponder to Preston Parker. Ponder passed for 26 yards and ran for 28 more during the march.

Later in the second quarter, Brown forced a fumble by Scott and Florida State's Derek Nicholson scooped up the loose ball and ran 22 yards for a touchdown and a 14-0 lead.

Another turnover led to another touchdown and a 21-0 lead with 1:35 left in the half. Chris Turner's second interception of the game, this one by Toddrick Verdell, was returned 34 yards to the Maryland 38. Four plays later, Antone Smith ran in from the 1.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
21
3
13
37
MARYLAND
0
0
3
0
3

1st   0- 0  Opp, 44, field goal failed, 6:53 
2nd   7- 0  Preston Parker, 7, pass from Christian Ponder (Graham Gano, kick), 14:51
     14- 0  Derek Nicholson, 22, fumble recovery/return (Graham Gano, kick), 9:19 
     21- 0  Antone Smith, 1, run (Graham Gano, kick), 1:35 
3rd  24- 0  Graham Gano, 22, field goal, 6:41 
     24- 3  Opp, 34, field goal, 3:46 
4th  27- 3  Graham Gano, 34, field goal, 14:30
     34- 3  Christian Ponder, 1, run (Graham Gano, kick), 8:49 
     37- 3  Graham Gano, 48, field goal, 5:19 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 16 Rushes-yards 42-172 29-103 Passing 160 149 Att-Comp-Int 26-20-0 31-16-2 Total Yards 68-332 60-252 Punt Returns 2-21 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-58 7-126 Interception Ret. 2-34 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-22 0-0 Punts 3-38.7 4-43.0 Sacks By-Yds 6-43 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 2-2 Penalties-Yds 5-40 1-5 3rd Down Conversions 7-13 5-13 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 36:02 23:58 Attendance 51,620 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Christian Ponder 14- 81 Antone Smith 13- 45 Ty Jones 4- 21 D'Vontrey Richardson 6- 19 Jermaine Thomas 3- 6 Rod Owens 1- 2 Team 1- -2 Receiving Preston Parker 8- 67 Taiwan Easterling 3- 31 Bert Reed 1- 27 Greg Carr 3- 20 Jermaine Thomas 3- 11 Marcus Sims 1- 2 Corey Surrency 1- 2 Passing Christian Ponder 24-19-0-143 D'Vontrey Richardson 2- 1-0- 17 Punt Return Bert Reed 2- 21 Kickoff Return Taiwan Easterling 1- 29 Patrick Robinson 1- 29 Punting Graham Gano 3- 116 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Derek Nicholson 1 6 7 1.5- 6.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . 1- 22 . . . Everette Brown 4 1 5 4.5- 30.0 3.5- 26.0 . . . . 1 . . Jamie Robinson 4 . 4 1.0- 2.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Tony Carter 4 . 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Patrick Robinson 3 1 4 1.0- 3.0 . . 1 . . . . . Dekoda Watson 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Toddrick Verdell 1 2 3 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 1- 34 . . . . . . Michael Ray Garvin 2 1 3 . . . . . . 1 . . Kenny Ingram 2 . 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Kendall Smith 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Myron Rolle 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Markus White 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Nigel Bradham 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Paul Griffin 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Budd Thacker 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Graham Gano . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Terrance Parks 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Rod Roberts 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dionte Allen 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Lampkin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett . 1 1 0.5- 5.0 0.5- 5.0 . . . . . . . Nigel Carr . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Recardo Wright . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Stewart . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Justin Mincey . 1 1 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Moses McCray . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR    1  Corey Surrency
WR    5  Preston Parker
TB    6  Antone Smith
QB    7  Christian Ponder
WR   18  Greg Carr
C    60  Ryan McMahon
LG   62  Rodney Hudson
LT   67  Andrew Datko
RT   77  Zebrie Sanders
RG   79  David Spurlock
WR   82  Taiwan Easterling
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FC    4  Tony Carter
RV   19  Kenny Ingram
FS   20  Jamie Robinson
BC   21  Patrick Robinson
MLB  30  Derek Nicholson
WLB  31  Toddrick Verdell
SLB  36  Dekoda Watson
LE   59  Neefy Moffett
DT   72  Budd Thacker
DT   94  Justin Mincey
RE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Myron Rolle
 6  Ventoure Watkins
10  D'Vontrey Richardson
12  Nigel Carr
13  Nigel Bradham
14  Avis Commack
15  Ochuko Jenije
22  Korey Mangum
23  Roosevelt Lawson
27  Terrance Parks
28  Dionte Allen
29  Michael Ray Garvin
33  Ty Jones
35  Marcus Sims
38  Jermaine Thomas
40  Rod Roberts
41  Kendall Smith
42  Seddrick Holloway
43  Graham Gano
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Michael Hellman
45  Shawn Powell
46  Vince Williams
48  Recardo Wright
49  Benjamin Lampkin
54  Paul Griffin
55  Jamar Jackson
56  Kendrick Stewart
65  Zack Aronson
74  Joe Tonga
80  Jarmon Fortson
81  Caz Piurowski
83  Bert Reed
85  Ja'Baris Little
86  Rod Owens
87  Cameron Wade
90  Moses McCray
98  Markus White

FLORIDA 45, FLORIDA STATE 15

11/29/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Seminoles Fall To Florida, 45-15.

Seminoles will have to settle for a spot in the Gator Bowl against Nebraska.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Tim Tebow threw three touchdown passes, ran for 80 yards and another score, and the second-ranked Gators defeated No. 23 Florida State 45-15 in sloppy conditions Saturday.

Florida (11-1) extended its winning streak to eight games, continued its dominance in the intrastate rivalry and set up a 1-2 showdown with Alabama in next week's Southeastern Conference title game.

The Gators have won five in a row against Bobby Bowden's team, and this one was nearly as big a laugher as last season's 45-12 victory in Gainesville.

Florida scored on five of its first seven possessions, held the Seminoles (8-4) without a touchdown for the first 2 1/2 quarters and again proved that the gap between the two programs is as wide as ever.

Florida State's day was ruined by Tebow - and Boston College.

Tebow completed 12 of 21 passes for 185 yards and burned the Seminoles with a few scrambles and some key runs up the middle. He also made a key block on Percy Harvin's TD run, recovered a fumble and made a touchdown-saving tackle following an early fumble.

The Eagles piled on by beating Maryland 28-21, ending Florida State's chance of getting to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

The Seminoles probably will have to settle for a spot in the Gator Bowl against Nebraska.

Florida's postseason outlook is much brighter. If the Gators can beat Alabama next Saturday in Atlanta, they would lock up a spot in the Bowl Championship Series national title game in Miami.

The Seminoles did little to dampen Florida's hopes of getting there.

Christian Ponder threw two interceptions, including one on the first play of the second half. Brandon Spikes returned it to the 20-yard line, and Tebow took over from there.

He rolled right on third down and threw a strike across his body to Louis Murphy to make it 35-9. Tebow could have made it worse, but he got stuffed on a fourth-and-1 run near the goal line later in the quarter.

Tebow also had TD passes to Aaron Hernandez and Harvin.

Harvin, the team's leading receiver, left the game in the second quarter with a sprained right ankle. He limped off the field with the help of trainers and didn't return.

The Gators hardly missed him, though.

Jeff Demps ran nine times for 89 yards and a touchdown. Chris Rainey added 97 yards rushing. Tebow and the defense did the rest.

Florida outgained the Seminoles 502-242 in yards and had a 3-to-1 advantage for most of the game.

Ponder was benched, and Drew Weatherford led the Seminoles on a touchdown drive midway through the third - it ended FSU's span of 111 minutes, 44 seconds without a touchdown against Florida - but it did little to spark a comeback. The Seminoles missed the extra point, then failed to recover an onside kick.

The Gators pretty much ran out the clock in the final quarter and a half.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA
14
14
10
7
45
FLORIDA STATE
3
6
6
0
15

1st   0- 7  Opp, 9, run (kick), 10:52
      3- 7  Graham Gano, 37, field goal, 9:20 
      3-14  Opp, 7, pass (kick), 0:02 
2nd   6-14  Graham Gano, 36, field goal, 10:00
      6-21  Opp, 4, run (kick), 5:33 
      9-21  Graham Gano, 32, field goal, 2:04 
      9-28  Opp, 24, pass (kick), 0:57 
3rd   9-35  Opp, 23, pass (kick), 13:54
      9-38  Opp, 29, field goal, 11:10
     15-38  Jermaine Thomas, 4, run (Graham Gano, kick blocked), 7:43 
4th  15-45  Opp, 2, run (kick), 11:48


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 22 Rushes-yards 33-102 46-317 Passing 140 185 Att-Comp-Int 32-10-3 22-12-0 Total Yards 65-242 68-502 Punt Returns 0-0 2-26 Kickoff Returns 4-246 4-74 Interception Ret. 0-0 3-24 Fumble Returns 1--2 1-0 Punts 3-39.3 4-41.0 Sacks By-Yds 1-8 4-35 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-1 Penalties-Yds 7-55 8-71 3rd Down Conversions 3-14 6-12 4th Down Conversions 0-2 0-1 Time of Posession 26:04 33:56 Attendance 83,237 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Antone Smith 12- 57 Jermaine Thomas 8- 37 Jarmon Fortson 1- 22 D'Vontrey Richardson 3- 14 Christian Ponder 4- 14 Bert Reed 1- -3 Graham Gano 1- -8 Drew Weatherford 3- -31 Receiving Jarmon Fortson 1- 42 Greg Carr 2- 24 Rod Owens 2- 24 Antone Smith 1- 19 Bert Reed 2- 18 Preston Parker 2- 13 Passing Drew Weatherford 15- 4-0- 61 Christian Ponder 14- 5-2- 60 D'Vontrey Richardson 2- 1-1- 19 Team 1- 0-0- 0 Kickoff Return Michael Ray Garvin 5- 172 Taiwan Easterling 1- 22 Punting Graham Gano 3- 118 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Myron Rolle 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Dekoda Watson 1 6 7 1.0- 2.0 . . . 1 . . . . Toddrick Verdell 3 3 6 0.5- 1.0 . . . 1 . . . . Derek Nicholson 3 3 6 2.0- 3.0 . . . . . 1 . . Jamie Robinson 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Markus White 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett 2 2 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . 1 1- -2 . . . Nigel Bradham 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Korey Mangum 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Recardo Wright . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Roosevelt Lawson . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Tony Carter 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Kevin McNeil 2 . 2 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Justin Mincey 2 . 2 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . 1 . . Kendrick Stewart . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Paul Griffin . 2 2 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Chase Walker 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Rod Owens 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Preston Parker 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Graham Gano 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kendall Smith 1 . 1 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . . Everette Brown . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Patrick Robinson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Budd Thacker . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR    5  Preston Parker
TB    6  Antone Smith
QB    7  Christian Ponder
WR   18  Greg Carr
FB   35  Marcus Sims
C    60  Ryan McMahon
LG   62  Rodney Hudson
LT   67  Andrew Datko
RT   77  Zebrie Sanders
RG   79  David Spurlock
TE   81  Caz Piurowski
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
RV    3  Myron Rolle
FC    4  Tony Carter
FS   20  Jamie Robinson
BC   21  Patrick Robinson
MLB  30  Derek Nicholson
SLB  31  Toddrick Verdell
WLB  36  Dekoda Watson
LE   59  Neefy Moffett
NG   72  Budd Thacker
NT   94  Justin Mincey
RE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Corey Surrency
10  D'Vontrey Richardson
11  Drew Weatherford
12  Nigel Carr
13  Nigel Bradham
15  Ochuko Jenije
19  Josh Dobbie
19  Kenny Ingram
22  Korey Mangum
23  Roosevelt Lawson
29  Michael Ray Garvin
38  Jermaine Thomas
40  Rod Roberts
41  Kendall Smith
42  Seddrick Holloway
43  Graham Gano
45  Michael Hellman
45  Shawn Powell
##  NAME
-----------------------------
46  Vince Williams
48  Recardo Wright
49  Benjamin Lampkin
54  Paul Griffin
56  Kendrick Stewart
57  Brandon Davis
65  Zack Aronson
74  Joe Tonga
80  Jarmon Fortson
82  Taiwan Easterling
83  Bert Reed
84  Chase Walker
85  Ja'Baris Little
86  Rod Owens
89  Louis Givens
95  Kevin McNeil
98  Markus White

FLORIDA STATE 42, WISCONSIN 13

12/27/2008, Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Fl

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Routs Wisconsin for Champs Sports Bowl Victory.

Punter Graham Gano named game MVP.

ORLANDO, FL - Derek Nicholson and Dekoda Watson returned fumbles for touchdowns, Christian Ponder threw two TD passes and Florida State routed Wisconsin 42-13 Saturday in the Champs Sports Bowl.

Florida State (9-4) finished with more than eight wins for the first time since 2004.

Nicholson had two fumble recoveries, including one he returned 75 yards for a first-quarter touchdown. Punter Graham Gano averaged 48.2 yards on five and had three downed inside the Badgers 5 to earn game MVP.

P.J. Hill ran for 140 yards on 15 carries for the Badgers (7-6), but quarterback Dustin Sherer completed only four of nine for 55 yards through the first three quarters. His fumble early in the fourth quarter was returned 51 yards for a score by Watson to put FSU up 35-6.

Ponder completed 18 of 31 passes for 199 yards.

Hill broke runs of 46 and 43 yards, both setting up Philip Welch field goals. But he fumbled deep in FSU territory late in the third quarter and Nicholson recovered to end the threat.

Florida State, playing in its NCAA-leading 27th-straight bowl game, improved coach Bobby Bowden's career record to 21-10-1.

Antone Smith scored on a 6-yard run off right tackle to put the Seminoles up 21-6 in the third quarter and make the power running Badgers have to go to the pass to catch up.

Gano placed three first-quarter punts inside the 4, including two inside the 1. The Seminoles couldn't turn that field position edge into points, though, and when Sherer hit Garrett Graham on a slant for a gain of 43, the game seemed to turn.

But on second-and-9 at the Seminoles 19, Sherer took a one-step drop and tried to hit Hill on a quick screen. The ball, clearly a lateral, was deflected by end Neffey Moffett and picked up by Nicholson, who ran 75 yards for a score, high-stepping the last 20. FSU led 7-0 with about 12 minutes left in the first half.

After a short squib kick, Wisconsin took over at the Seminoles' 46. Sherer, though, was sacked by Moffett on third-and-2 at the 38 and the Badgers had to punt.

Hill broke a 46-yard run around right end on the Badgers' next possession, leading to a 31-yard field goal by Welch with 4:46 left in the first half to cut the lead to 7-3.

FSU forced Wisconsin to punt deep in its own territory with less than a minute left and took over at the Badgers' 47 with 40 seconds left. Ponder hit Louis Givens on a swing pass for 26 yards and then found Greg Carr on a fade route in the right corner for a one-handed 15-yard TD catch with 7 seconds left that put the Seminoles up 14-3 at halftime.

Wisconsin came out running the ball in the second half, with Hill's 43-yard burst setting up a 41-yard field goal by Welch.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WISCONSIN
0
3
3
7
13
FLORIDA STATE
0
14
14
14
42

2nd   7- 0  Derek Nicholson, 75, fumble recovery/return (Graham Gano, kick), 12:33
      7- 3  Opp, 31, field goal, 4:46 
     14- 3  Greg Carr, 15, pass from Christian Ponder (Graham Gano, kick), 0:07 
3rd  14- 6  Opp, 41, field goal, 12:01
     21- 6  Antone Smith, 6, run (Graham Gano, kick), 4:11 
     28- 6  Ty Jones, 14, run (Graham Gano, kick), 0:18 
4th  35- 6  Dekoda Watson, 51, fumble recovery/return (Graham Gano, kick), 14:28
     42- 6  Caz Piurowski, 10, pass from Christian Ponder (Graham Gano, kick), 11:04
     42-13  Opp, 20, pass (kick), 4:06 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 16 Rushes-yards 38-134 38-201 Passing 276 132 Att-Comp-Int 37-23-0 16-9-0 Total Yards 75-410 54-333 Punt Returns 4-29 1-3 Kickoff Returns 4-71 4-62 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 3-126 0-0 Punts 5-48.2 6-44.3 Sacks By-Yds 3-17 2-13 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-3 Penalties-Yds 7-85 2-25 3rd Down Conversions 10-17 2-10 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-0 Time of Posession 35:08 24:52 Attendance 52,692 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Ty Jones 4- 55 Antone Smith 16- 39 Christian Ponder 9- 19 Louis Givens 1- 8 Drew Weatherford 1- 6 Jermaine Thomas 3- 4 Marcus Sims 2- 3 Nigel Bradham 1- 2 Bert Reed 1- -2 Receiving Greg Carr 8- 78 Cameron Wade 2- 41 Louis Givens 2- 33 Caz Piurowski 2- 32 Corey Surrency 1- 25 Bert Reed 5- 24 Jarmon Fortson 1- 20 Antone Smith 1- 18 Taiwan Easterling 1- 5 Passing Christian Ponder 31-18-0-199 Drew Weatherford 6- 5-0- 77 Punt Return Bert Reed 2- 23 Ochuko Jenije 2- 6 Kickoff Return Michael Ray Garvin 4- 71 Punting Graham Gano 5- 241 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Toddrick Verdell 7 3 10 1.5- 9.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Roosevelt Lawson 5 . 5 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Myron Rolle 3 2 5 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Derek Nicholson 2 3 5 . . . . . 2- 75 . . . Michael Ray Garvin 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Patrick Robinson 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Neefy Moffett 3 . 3 3.0- 9.0 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . 1 . . Paul Griffin 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Nigel Bradham 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Everette Brown 2 . 2 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . 1 . 1 . . Jamie Robinson 2 . 2 . . . . . . 1 . . Vince Williams 1 1 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Dionte Allen 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Rod Roberts . 2 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Dekoda Watson 1 . 1 . . . . . 1- 51 . . . Zack Aronson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kevin McNeil 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ochuko Jenije 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Markus White 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Nigel Carr 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kendall Smith . 1 1 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Kenny Ingram . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Justin Mincey . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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TB    6  Antone Smith
QB    7  Christian Ponder
X    18  Greg Carr
FB   35  Marcus Sims
C    60  Ryan McMahon
LG   62  Rodney Hudson
LT   67  Andrew Datko
RT   77  Zebrie Sanders
RG   79  David Spurlock
TE   81  Caz Piurowski
Z    83  Bert Reed
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
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ROV   3  Myron Rolle
FC    4  Tony Carter
FS   20  Jamie Robinson
BC   21  Patrick Robinson
MLB  30  Derek Nicholson
WLB  31  Toddrick Verdell
SLB  36  Dekoda Watson
DT   54  Paul Griffin
DE   59  Neefy Moffett
DT   94  Justin Mincey
DE   99  Everette Brown
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 1  Corey Surrency
11  Drew Weatherford
12  Nigel Carr
13  Nigel Bradham
15  Ochuko Jenije
19  Josh Dobbie
19  Kenny Ingram
22  Korey Mangum
23  Roosevelt Lawson
28  Dionte Allen
29  Michael Ray Garvin
33  Ty Jones
38  Jermaine Thomas
40  Rod Roberts
41  Kendall Smith
42  Seddrick Holloway
43  Graham Gano
44  Maurice Harris
45  Michael Hellman
##  NAME
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46  Vince Williams
48  Recardo Wright
49  Benjamin Lampkin
55  Jamar Jackson
56  Kendrick Stewart
57  Brandon Davis
65  Zack Aronson
70  Antwane Greenlee
72  Budd Thacker
74  Joe Tonga
80  Jarmon Fortson
82  Taiwan Easterling
86  Rod Owens
87  Cameron Wade
89  Louis Givens
90  Moses McCray
95  Kevin McNeil
98  Markus White