Sept. 6, 2006
No. 9 Florida State (1-0) will host Troy (1-0) Saturday, September 9th in the home opener for the Seminoles. Game time is 6 p.m. and will be available on television on a Pay-Per-View basis. A limited number of tickets are still available for this weekend’s contest and can be purchased online at Seminoles.com or by call the FSU Ticket Office at 1-888-FSU-Nole or (850) 64-GoFSU.
Florida State moved up in the national rankings after defeating Miami 13-10 Monday night and is now ranked No. 9 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN polls. The Seminoles host Troy of the Sun Belt Conference in the first of three straight home games. Saturday will be the first meeting between FSU and Troy since the 1951 season. The last time FSU faced a current Sun Belt team was in 1991, when the Seminoles defeated Middle Tennessee State 39-10 in Tallahassee.
All six teams in the ACC’s Atlantic Division were victorious in Week One. Only Virginia Tech was victorious in the Coastal Division. The ACC opened the 2006 sason posting a 6-4 mark in non-conference play.
In 30 home openers in the Bowden era, FSU is 28-2 and has recorded four shutouts, the most recent in 1993 when the Seminoles beat Clemson 57-0. Since that shutout, no opponent has scored 20 points on the FSU defense in a home opener.
Florida State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame will grow by six members Friday night when Wanda Burns, Rhett Dawson, Jonathan Johnson, Herb Wills, Skip Young and Billy Smith are inducted as the 2006 class.