Oct. 16, 1999
By BRENT KALLESTAD
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chris Weinke threw two touchdown passes to Atrews
Bell and Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals Saturday night as
top-ranked Florida State shook off a lethargic first half to defeat Wake Forest
It marked the 299th career coaching victory for Florida State’s Bobby
Bowden, who will try to become only the fifth Division IA coach to reach 300
victories next week at Clemson, which is coached by his son, Tommy.
Florida State (7-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) extended its unbeaten
home-field streak to 45 games, including 28 straight victories.
The Seminoles, now 104-13-1 in the 1990s, have won the most games in a
decade in NCAA history.
Florida State led 9-3 at halftime as Janikowski kicked field goals from 31,
34, and 52 yards. He added a 32-yarder in the fourth quarter.
Florida State scored the game’s first touchdown 4:17 into the third quarter
when Bell caught a 16-yard pass from Weinke to give the Seminoles a 16-3 lead.
The duo hooked up again on a 9-yard touchdown pass in the final minute of the
third period as Florida State built its lead to 23-3.
Following a fumble recovery by Florida State’s Tommy Polley, the Seminoles
took a 30-3 lead in the first minute of the fourth quarter when Anquan Boldin
ran in from two yards out of the quarterback position.
Wake Forest (3-3, 1-3) took a 3-0 lead on a 24-yard field goal by Matt
Burdick just three minutes into the game, but could only manage 66 yards of
offense and three first downs by halftime.
Wake Forest scored its only touchdown on the final play of the game on a
1-yard pass from C.J. Leak to Fabian Davis.
Wake Forest’s Morgan Kane came into the game averaging 134 yards rushing a
game, but was held to just 28 yards on a dozen tries.
The Seminoles were playing for the second straight game without receiver and
return specialist Peter Warrick, their do-everything offensive threat. He is
hoping to have a felony theft charge reduced so he can play.
Weinke completed passes to 10 receivers for a career-high 354 yards.