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1950 Cigar Bowl

Florida State 19 Wofford 6

Tampa, Fla. (Jan. 2, 1950) — Red Parrish scored twice and Buddy Strauss rushed for
132 yards to give underdog Florida State a 19-6 win over Wofford in the Cigar Bowl.

The victory was a come-from-behind effort by the Seminoles as the Terriers scored only
moments into the contest to make the score 6-0. That touchdown came when Wofford defenders
blocked a Bo Manuel punt and recovered it in the end zone. The extra point attempt was
no good.

For the balance of the first quarter, Florida State mounted several drives that stalled
around midfield, while Wofford netted virtually nothing offensively. Early in the second
period, however, Wofford had its first real threat. It died on the Seminoles’ 16-yard line
when Bill Dawkins intercepted a pass and returned it to the Terrier 20. Shortly after,
Parrish bolted to the Tribe’s initial touchdown to tie the score at six.

Late in the half, the Seminoles got cranked up again. Strauss busted up the middle for a
15-yard gain, and an interference penalty pushed Florida State into Wofford territory. On
the next play, Parrish lofted a left-handed halfback pass to Norman Eubanks, who made a
spectacular catch; the extra point sent the Seminoles to the locker room with a 13-6 lead.

The third period was a dogged defen-sive battle with no serious scoring threats. But in the
final period, FSU pinned Wofford deep in its own territory with a 63-yard Manuel punt. After
the Terriers fumbled on their own eight, the Seminoles were unable to cash in when Parrish
came up a foot short on fourth down.

Unable to move the ball out of the deep hole, Wofford was forced to punt, giving the
Seminoles excellent field position with only minutes remaining. This time Don Veller’s team
wasted no time cashing in. With only seconds showing on the clock, Parrish sliced in from
the five and Florida State had a 19-6 upset victory.

Score By Quarters
      1   2  3   4    F
FSU   0  13  0   7   19
WOF   0   0  0   0    6
Scoring Summary
WOF - Quick recovered fumble for 1 yd. score (Barbere's kick failed)
FSU - Parrish 4 yd. run (Morrical's kick failed)
FSU - Strauss 3 yd. run (Morrical kick)
FSU - Parrish 3 yd. run (Morrical's kick failed)
Team Statistics
                         FSU  WOF
First Downs               22    6
Yards Gained Rushing     287  106
Forwards Attempted        11    7
Forwards Completed         8    3
Yards Forward Passing     92   33
Interceptions-Yards     1-55 1-14
Punting Average           28   40
Total Yds. all Kicks Ret. 59   57
Yards Lost Penalties      45   30
Opp. Fumbles Recovered     2    0   

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