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A Look into the 1999 Fiesta Bowl

December 18, 1998

Fiesta Bowl Matchup
By The Associated Press


TENNESSEE (12-0)

34  at Syracuse         33
20  Florida, OT         17
42  Houston              7
17  at Auburn            9
22  at Georgia           3
35  Alabama             18
49  at S.Carolina       14
37  Ala.-Birmingham     13
28  Arkansas            24
59  Kentucky            21
41  at Vanderbilt        0
24  Mississippi St.     14

FLORIDA ST. (11-1)

23  at Texas A&M        14
 7  at N.Carolina St.   24
62  Duke                13
30  Southern Cal        10
24  at Maryland         10
26  at Miami            14
48  Clemson              0
34  at Georgia Tech      7
39  N.Carolina          13
45  Virginia            14
24  at Wake Forest       7
23  Florida             12

Rushing Offense

                              Car   Yds  Yds Pg
Tennessee                     517  2536   211.3
Florida St.                   515  1797   149.8

Passing Offense

                              Att  Cp   Yds  Yds Pg
Florida St.                   357 185  3019   251.6
Tennessee                     275 157  2250   187.5

Total Offense

                            Plays   Yds  Yds Pg 
Florida St.                   872  4816   401.3
Tennessee                     792  4786   398.8

Rushing Defense

                              Car   Yds  Yds Pg
Florida St.                   412   958    79.8
Tennessee                     420  1127    93.9

Pass Efficiency Defense

                            Att  Cp  Yds Tds     Pts 
Florida St.                 335 138 1620   9   79.93
Tennessee                   406 213 2509  12  106.25

Total Defense

                             Plays   Yds  Yds Pg 
Florida St.                    747  2578   214.8
Tennessee                      826  3636   303.0

Net Punting

                                        No. Yds   Net
                         Punts   Avg   Ret  Ret   Avg
Florida St.               64    40.4    28  237  36.7
Tennessee                 57    38.6    34  383  31.9
    

Punt Returns

                             No  Yds   Avg
Florida St.                  41  518  12.6
Tennessee                    37  208   5.6
     

Kickoff Returns

                             No  Yds   Avg
Florida St.                  26  610  23.5
Tennessee                    34  779  22.9
    

Turnover Margin

                       Gained           Lost
                     Fum Int Tot    Fum Int Tot   Mar/Gm
Florida St.           14  18  32     12   9  21     .92
Tennessee             17  16  33     10   7  17    1.33

Scoring Offense

                              G  Pts   Avg
Florida St.                  12  385  32.1
Tennessee                    12  408  34.0

Scoring Defense

                              G  Pts   Avg
Florida St.                  12  138  11.5
Tennessee                    12  173  14.4     
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