Sept. 5, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida State tries to extend its ACC dominance as it begins
at Georgia Tech on Saturday.
The defending national champion and No. 2 Seminoles (1-0) have
62-2 conference record since joining the ACC for the 1992 season. Florida
has won 15 straight ACC games and is 8-0 against Georgia Tech since
Bobby Bowden’s team extended its overall winning streak to 13 games
regular season winning streak to 22 games with a 29-3 rout of Brigham
the Pigskin Classic at Jacksonville on Aug. 26. Chris Weinke completed 31
passes for 318 yards and two touchdowns as the Seminoles easily
“We did some good things, but we had a couple of missed field goals,
couple of missed opportunities,” said Weinke, who also threw a key block
reverse on a third touchdown. “We know we could have gotten more points
you can’t be disappointed when you win. We know we have some more work to
Weinke, though, accomplished an important objective in the season
finding new targets to replace the graduated Peter Warrick. Marvin Minnis
nine receptions for 137 yards while Javon Walker added eight catches for
yards and a touchdown.
Florida State’s defense had little trouble containing BYU, holding
Cougars to 225 yards. The Seminoles forced four turnovers, recorded a
and had five sacks.
Georgia Tech (1-0), who had its season opener against Virginia Tech
postponed due to lightning, began life without graduated quarterback Joe
Hamilton by rallying to beat Central Florida 21-17 last Saturday. George
Godsey, benched twice during the game, threw a pair of touchdown passes in
Godsey went 19-of-31 for 189 yards and spread the offense, throwing
to seven different receivers. Joe Burns led the running game with 22
for 73 yards.
Georgia Tech’s defense held Central Florida to 266 yards, including
Hamilton and the Yellow Jackets gave the Seminoles a scare last
Florida State survived for a 41-35 victory at Tallahassee. Hamilton threw
387 yards and four touchdowns, but Weinke countered with 262 yards and
The Seminoles lead the all-time series 8-7-1.