Sept. 19, 2004
No. 8/11 Florida State (1-1) will host Clemson (1-2) on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004 at 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised regionally on ABC. Saturday’s game will be the sixth “Bowden Bowl” with father Bobby holding a 4-1 edge over son Tommy.
Setting the Scene:
The Seminoles evened their record at 1-1 with a 34-7 win over UAB on Saturday. The FSU defense held UAB to -24 yards rushing while the Seminole offense piled up 251 yards on the ground. Junior tailback Leon Washington had his third career 100-yard game while Lorenzo Booker added 71. Senior defensive tackle Travis Johnson led the defense with six tackles, including 3.5 for loss. Johnson now ranks ninth all-time at FSU with 31 career stops behind the line of scrimmage.
Florida State leads the overall series with Clemson by a 14-3 margin. FSU went to Clemson last season with a national ranking of No. 3 but fell 26-10 to the Tigers in Death Valley. The game marked Clemson’s first conference win over FSU since the Tribe joined the league in 1992.
On Friday at 4:00 p.m., Florida State will unveil a nine-foot bronze statue of Bobby Bowden that will stand in front of the Moore Athletic Center.
FSU has been ranked in 288 of the last 292 AP polls since the start of the 1987 season and have been ranked in the AP Top 10 in 251 of those rankings.