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1958 Bluegrass Bowl

Oklahoma State 15 Florida State 6




Louisville, Ky. (Dec. 13, 1958) — A frantic fourth quarter comeback was not to be as
Florida State couldn’t fight off the bitter cold, and Oklahoma State went home with a
15-6 victory in the only Bluegrass Bowl ever played.



A crowd of just over 7,000 braved 10-degree weather for the first-ever meeting between
the two schools. Players on both teams wore tennis shoes in an effort to combat the frozen
turf. The Seminoles made their first national television appearance with a relatively obscure
talent named Howard Cosell handling the broadcast.



Florida State got off to a good start, mounting two drives deep into OSU territory in the first
quarter. Both times, the Seminoles came up empty-handed as field goal attempts from the 16 and
23 fell short.



Oklahoma State managed to dent the scoreboard early in the second quarter when halfback Duane
Wood sprinted in from the Florida State 17.



Unable to get anything going in the second period, the Seminoles were forced to rely on
defense. The last assault came in the final two minutes of the half. The Cowboys drove
inside the Florida State five, but on a fourth down play with 1:15 left, FSU’s Ron Hinson
stopped Forrest Campbell one foot from paydirt. That sent the clubs to the locker room
with the score 7-0, OSU.



Early in the third period, the Seminoles did themselves in with a pair of fumbles. The second
set up the Cowboys at the Florida State 39. It took 10 plays, but Wood finally scored his
second touchdown. His two-point conversion catch made it 15-0. Florida State added a
late score, but it was not enough as OSU claimed a 15-6 win.


Score By Quarters
     1   2   3   4   F
FSU  0   0   0   6   6
OSU  0   7   8   0  15
Scoring Summary
OSU - D. Wood 17 yd. run (J. Wood kick), 14:31      
OSU - D. Wood 1 yd. run (D. Wood pass from Soergel), :07
FSU - Meyer 39 yd. pass from Majors (Prinzi run failed), 13:52
Team Statistics
                       FSU     OSU
First Downs             12      23
Rushes - Yards      28-100  76-298
Passing Yards          185      77  
Comp.-Att.-Int.     9-22-4  6-12-1
Plays-Total Offense 58-285  97-375
Punt Return Yards        2       0
Punts - Average       2-30    5-30
Fumbles - Lost         2-2     1-1
Interceptions - Yards  1-4    4-38
Penalties - Yards     3-25    6-65    
Third Down Cov.      10-15   11-20
Individual Statistics
Rushing:   FSU - Pickard 14-44, Prinzi 7-30, Renn 2-13, Majors 3-12, Whitehead 1-1, McCormack 1-0; 
OSU - Campbell 26-130, D. Wood 17-81, Wiggins 12-59, Banfield 7-34, Rundele 3-7,
Sewell 4-3, Wagner 1-1, Cross 1-(-5), Soergel 1-(-12).
Passing: FSU - Majors 5-9-1-116, Prinzi 3-8-3-44, McCormack 1-4-0-25, Renn 0-1-0-0;
OSU - Soergel 6-12-1-77.
Receiving: FSU - Romeo 3-62, Espenship 2-22, Renn 2-48, Meyer 1-39, Pasqual 1-14;
OSU - Wiggins 2-38, D. Wood 2-23, Harkey 1-7, J. Wood 1-9.


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