Sept. 26, 2004
The Seminoles improved to 2-1 with last week’s 41-22 victory over Clemson in Bowden Bowl VI. Seminole tailbacks Lorenzo Booker (20-92 yards) and Leon Washington (14-76 yards) led the FSU offense while the defense allowed just one Clemson touchdown. Senior cornerback Leroy Smith returned an interception 41 yards for a TD. Sophomore Wyatt Sexton took over at quarterback late in the first quarter vs. Clemson when Chris Rix left the game with a high ankle sprain. In his first game with significant playing time, Sexton completed 17-of-26 passes for 162 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.
No. 9 Florida State will host 2-2 North Carolina on Saturday, October 2nd at Noon. FSU leads the overall series with North Carolina by a 13-1-1 margin. FSU opened the 2003 season at UNC last year and left with a 37-0 victory. Tailback Lorenzo Booker made his debut as a Seminole in that game and rushed for a team-high 87 yards on 11 carries. North Carolina’s only victory over FSU came in 2001 by a score of 41-9.