July 8, 2004
ORLANDO, Fla. –
One of the fiercest gridiron rivalries in the state is the focus of Sunshine’s continuing summer series SUNSHINE GRIDIRON CLASSICS. All eyes in Florida are focused on Tallahassee or Gainesville whenever the Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators meet in their annual battle, and this Saturday Sunshine airs three games from that rivalry that saw the Seminoles emerge victorious.
Each game is highlighted by recently conducted interviews with former Seminole greats Chris Weinke, Derrick Brooks and Keith Jones, plus current Seminole players Chris Rix, Travis Johnson and Craphonso Thorpe, who discuss their thoughts and feelings towards the Gators, and about playing in one of college football’s biggest games.
For this Saturday’s GRIDIRON CLASSICS, host Paul Kennedy sets the stage for each game of “FSU Over Florida Saturday,” featuring three games from the Florida State/Florida series, highlighted by the 2003 last-second win in Gainesville and a game from Chris Weinke’s Heisman-winning season of 2000. But don’t despair Gator fans, next Saturday, July 17, Sunshine will air “Florida Over FSU Saturday,” featuring three Gator victories over the Seminoles.
Saturday, July 10
FSU OVER FLORIDA SATURDAY
Florida @ Florida State (11/18/00)
QB Chris Weinke fought off the flu and threw for 353
yards and three TD's, including two to
Marvin Minnis, as the #3 Seminoles beat the #4 Gators
30-7, and catapulted the 'Noles into the national
Florida @ Florida State (11/30/02)
QB Chris Rix threw two TD's to Anquan Boldin as the Seminoles upset the
#11 Gators 31-14. Freshman RB Leon Washington ran for agame-best 134 yards
and a TD to help the 'Noles to victory.
Florida State @ Florida (11/29/03)
QB Chris Rix connected with P.K. Sam in the endzone with 55 seconds
remaining to give the 'Noles the victory over the Gators in the Swamp,
38-34, before the largest crowd in stadium history.
Tuesday, July 13
TUESDAY NIGHT GRIDIRON CLASSICS
Florida State @ Georgia Tech (9/9/00)
Eventual Heisman winner Chris Weinke leads the 'Noles to a hard-fought
victory thanks to a big defensive stop late in the fourth quarter.
Weinke throws for 442 yards and two TD's in the 26-21 win.
Additionally, Sunshine Network continues its ABOVE THE RIM CLASSICS
airing Monday evenings at 8 p.m., replaying 12 college basketball
games featuring Florida State and Florida.
Monday, July 12
ABOVE THE RIM CLASSICS
Clemson @ Florida State (1/24/02)
Monte Cummings scores 17 points and Antwuan Dixon adds 15 to lead
FSU to a 68-83 comeback victory. The 'Noles trailed by as many as
10 points in the second half, but used a 14-2 run to take the lead for good.