Sept. 18, 2000
By BRENT KALLESTAD
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida State finally had a blowout.
After struggling in their first two games this year – and for much of
year’s national title run as well – the No. 2 Seminoles routed North
“We finally put a team away,” Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said
Sunday. “At least I saw it could happen.”
Although a good nucleus from the defending national champs returned
season, the Seminoles are going with a lot of newcomers.
Ten of the 72 players Florida State used in the game, scored against
“We tell our players ‘If you don’t make All-American it’s your
Bowden said, noting most of Florida State’s games are on TV. “That’s the
we feel about it.”
Atrews Bell and Snoop Minnis, the team’s leading receiver, each
touchdown passes from Chris Weinke in Saturday’s victory. Nick Maddox,
Munyon, Greg Jones and Chris Hope also added TDs.
“We got them on the run a little,” Weinke said. “We gave them a bunch
The 63 points were the most scored against North Carolina since
66 in 1912.
“I don’t want our players and coaches to ever forget the score of
Tarheels coach Carl Torbush said. “We didn’t do much to give ourselves a
chance in any fashion.”
Two fumbles in the second quarter led to Florida State touchdowns
turned the game into a runaway for the second straight year.
Florida State took a 36-7 lead midway through the second period. A
the Seminoles scored 28 points in the first seven minutes in a 42-10
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Florida State improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in their bid for a
straight Atlantic Coast Conference title, while North Carolina fell to
in the league.
“You’ve got to learn from this game and move on,” Tarheels
Curry said. “You see who’s going to give up and what type of players you
on your team.”
North Carolina scored on an 11-yard run by Anthony Saunders and
43-yard pass to Sam Aiken.
“Once you get down that big, you just start practicing,” said Curry,
threw for 235 yards and a touchdown. He was sacked four times.
Weinke, who sat out the fourth quarter, passed for 262 of Florida
540 yards that included Travis Minor’s 112 on the ground against a North
Carolina run defense that was ranked No. 1 nationally going into the game.
“They pretty well hit on all cylinders today,” Torbush said.
Florida State has won 30 straight at Doak Campbell Stadium where it
lost in 47 games dating to November 1991. They are 64-2 since joining the
Florida State plays Louisville next week in the replacement game for
which paid $500,000 last year to get out of a home-and-home series with
North Carolina returns home to meet Marshall.