El Paso, Texas (Dec. 24, 1966) — Florida State’s vaunted passing attack was not enough to
overcome a stingy Wyoming defense, and the Seminoles lost 28-20 in their second try for a
Sun Bowl title.
Though the Tribe got a couple of early breaks, it was the Cowboys who drew first blood. The
initial score came on a Jim Kiick plunge, and the score stood 7-0 at the end of the first
period. Florida State bounced back after Bill Moremen fell on a Vic Washington fumble to give
FSU the ball at the Wyoming 49. From there, Kim Hammond found Ron Sellers for the tying
The Seminoles managed to grab the lead shortly before halftime. This time Hammond hit T.K.
Wetherell behind the Cowboy secondary for a 54-yard scoring strike. At the half, Florida
State led 14-7.
It didn’t take long for the Cowboys to tie the score. Early in the second half, Wyoming
quarterback Rick Egloff found Jerry Marion for a 39-yard touchdown. Late in the third quarter,
Wyoming went ahead to stay. Kiick, who gained 135 yards on 23 carries, rambled 43 yards to
give the Cowboys a 21-14 lead.
Florida State made a last-ditch attempt to regain a part of the lead as time ticked away in
the final quarter. Hammond hit Sellers in Wyoming territory. As the lanky receiver was hit,
he fumbled the ball and it was recovered by teammate Chip Glass at the Cowboy five.
But the tenacious Wyoming defense held in the final three minutes. Wyoming used a pair of
15-yard penalties and the running of Kiick to drive to the FSU 14 in the waning minutes.
Egloff scampered into the end zone for the final Cowboy touchdown and the 28-14 win.
Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 F FSU 0 14 0 6 20 WYO 7 0 14 7 28 Scoring Summary WYO - Kiick one yd. run (DePoyster kick), 4:43 FSU - Sellers 49 yd. pass from Pajcic (Loner kick), 5:21 FSU - Wetherell 58 yd. pass from Hammond (Loner kick), 1:39 WYO - Marion 39 yd. pass from Egloff (DePoyster kick), 12:48 WYO - Kiick 43 yd. run (DePoyster kick), 10:46 WYO - Egloff one yd. run (DePoyster kick), 2:42 FSU - Sellers 23 yd. pass from Hammond (Hammong pass failed), 1:09 Team Statistics FSU WYO First Downs 13 14 Rushes - Yards 31-21 42-229 Passing Yards 293 135 Comp.-Att.-Int. 17-35-2 9-27-0 Plays-Total Offense 67-272 69-364 Punt Return Yards 23 42 Punts - Average 9-40 8-37.3 Fumbles - Lost 4-2 3-2 Interceptions - Yards 2-28 0-0 Penalties - Yards 10-102 4-50 Third Down Cov. 3-16 4-16 Individual Statistics Rushing: FSU - Pajcic 4-23, Moreman 13-11, Mankins 6-10, Green 4-4, Wetherell 1-19, Hammond 3-4; WYO - Egloff 5-42, Kiick 25-135, Grant 1-4, Klacking 5-32, Hamton 6-16. Passing: FSU - Pajcic 8-19-1, Hammond 9-15-1, Moreman 1-0-0; WYO - Egloff 9-26-0, Tosacano 0-1-0. Receiving: FSU - Sellers 6-160, Fenner 1-11, Wetherell 2-66, Glass 1-7, Cox 2-6, Fenwick 1-9, Taylor 2-33, Moreman 1-1, Mankins 1-3; WYO - Kiick 4-42, Washington 1-21, Davenport 1-9, Marion 3-63.