Sept. 12, 2000
#2 FLORIDA STATE (2-0)
vs North Carolina (2-0)
Saturday, September 16 * 3:30 PM * ABC
Doak Campbell Stadium (80,000) * Tallahassee, FL
SETTING THE SCENE: The Florida State Seminoles, ranked No. 2 in both polls,
return to Tallahassee for their home opener after a hard-fought 26-21 win at Georgia
Tech. FSU is riding a 14-game winning streak, now the longest in the nation
following Marshall’s loss at Michigan State. The Seminoles have not lost a regular
season contest in 23 games, dating back to a loss at NC State (9/12/88). The
Seminoles have won 29 straight games at Doak Campbell Stadium and have not
lost in 46 consecutive contests (FSU tied Florida in 1994).
Heisman Trophy candidate Chris Weinke threw for a career-high 443
yards to lead the Seminoles to victory in Atlanta. Including the Georgia Tech
game, Weinke has guided FSU to come-from-behind wins in four of the last six
contests (Clemson, Virginia, Florida and Virginia Tech last season). With the
443-yard effort, the senior became FSU’s all-time leading passer with 6,433 yards.
Anquan Boldin led all receivers with 100 yards on three catches, includ-ing
one acrobatic grab over two Yellow Jacket defenders. Travis Minor (7-89),
Marvin Minnis (6-70), Robert Morgan (4-71, TD) and Javon Walker (1-63, TD) all
figured greatly into FSU’s impressive passing night.
Defensively, FSU recorded seven sacks to bring the season total to 12
and actually allowed only 14 points on the night as Georgia Tech returned an
interception for a touchdown. With three sacks against the Yellow Jackets, de-fensive
end Jamal Reynolds now has eight sacks in his last three games. Reynolds
also recorded a safety in the win over Tech.
FSU ranks third in the ACC in both total offense (455.5 yards per game)
and total defense (261.5 yards per game.
TELEVISION: ABC. Talent: Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Bob Griese (color) &
Lynn Swann (sideline reporter)
SUNSHINE (Delay – Sun. 7:00 p.m./Mon. 12:00 noon).
Talent: Paul Kennedy (play-by-play), Keith Jones (color) & Tom
Block (sideline reporter).
RADIO: Seminole Radio Network. Talent: Gene Deckerhoff (play-by-play)
& Peter Tom Willis (color).