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1977 Tangerine Bowl

Florida State 40 Texas Tech 17




Orlando, Fla. (Dec. 23, 1977) — Florida State, making its first bowl appearance in seven years,
demolished Texas Tech 40-17 in the 32nd Tangerine Bowl.



A record-breaking crowd of 44,502 witnessed almost total domination by the Seminoles, who became
the first major college football team in Florida to win 10 games in a season.



FSU jumped ahead at 5:50 of the opening quarter on a 23-yard Dave Cappelen field goal. It stayed
that way until Mike Mock of Texas Tech evened the count with a 24-yarder early in the second
period. A 93-yard kickoff return by Larry Key following the Tech field goal gave the Seminoles
the lead for good.



Later in the second quarter, Tribe quarterback Jimmy Jordan found tight end Grady King on a
37-yard scoring pass that boosted the FSU lead to 16-3 at intermission.



The Seminoles continued to add to their cushion in the third quarter. First, Jordan found Mike
Shumann with a 40-yard scoring toss. Next, Cappelen booted a 22-yard field goal that made the
Florida State lead 27-3.



Tech scored with 7:46 remaining in the quarter on a 44-yard pass, making the score 27-9. The count
remained that way until Wally Woodham found Roger Overby on a 15-yard touchdown pass to increase
the Seminole lead.



Neither team was through yet. Tech came back on a 21-yard touchdown run by Billy Taylor; with
just 48 seconds remaining, FSU completed the scoring on a 44-yard pass from Woodham to Chip Sanders.

Score By Quarters
     1    2   3   4    F
FSU  3   13  11  13   40
TT   0    3   6   8   17
Scoring Summary
FSU - Cappelen 23 yd. field goal, 5:50
TT - Mock 24 yd. field goal, 10:24
FSU - Key 93 yd. kickoff return (Cappelen kick), 9:37
FSU - Overby 37 yd. pass from Jordan (Cappelen kick failed), 3:55
FSU - Shumann 40 yd. pass from Jordan (King pass from Jordan), 12:30
FSU - Cappelen 22 yd. field goal, 9:13
TT - Nelson 44 yd. pass from Allison (Allison pass failed), 7:46
FSU - Overby 15 yd. pass from Jordan (Cappelen kick), 3:39
TT - Taylor 21 yd. run (Taylor pass from Allison), 2:01
FSU - Sanders 44 yd. pass from Woodham (Cappelen kick), :48  
Team Statistics
                        FSU       TT
First Downs              22       21
Rushes - Yards        37-85    44-99
Passing Yards           455      279
Comp.-Att.-Int.     25-35-0  18-28-2
Plays-Total Offense  72-540   72-378
Punt Return Yards         5       11
Punts - Average      3-35.6   7-29.6
Fumbles - Lost          2-2      3-2
Interceptions - Yards   2-4      0-0
Penalties - Yards    10-130     3-50
Third Down Cov.         4-8     5-18    
Individual Statistics
Rushing:    FSU - Key 21-83, Lyles 10-36, Stockstill 1-5, Jordan 3-(-19), 
                  Shumann 1-(-14), Kennedy 1-(-6); 
             TT - Taylor 19-60, Allison 13-1, Julian 4-8, Adkins 2-7, Hadnot 3-15, 
                  Nelson 1-8, Orr 1-6, Bailey 1-(-6).
Passing:    FSU - Jordan 18-25-0, Woodham 7-10-0, Stockstill 0-0-0; 
             TT - Allison 17-27-2, Taylor 1-1-0.
Receiving:  FSU - Key 6-100, King 6-85, Overby 4-64, Shumann 4-99, Unglaub 2-39, 
                  Lyles 2-24, Sanders 1-44; 
             TT - Taylor 5-34, Nelson 4-99, Hadnot 4-62, Williams 3-57,
                  Adkins 1-20, Julian 1-13.


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