Birmingham, Ala. (Dec. 31, 1986) — Tail-back Sammie Smith rushed for 205 yards and two
touchdowns as Florida State claimed a 27-13 win over Indiana in the 10th Annual All-American Bowl.
Indiana was its own worst enemy, missing four scoring opportunities inside the FSU 31-yard line.
The Hoosiers gained 383 yards to the Seminoles’ 342 and held onto the ball almost 15 minutes
longer than FSU.
Indiana scored first in the game. After driving 60 yards in 13 plays, Pete Stoyanovich kicked
a 35-yard field goal to give his team a 3-0 lead.
FSU turned to Smith, a redshirt freshman. He ran for 28 yards on four carries and caught a pass
for seven more as the Seminoles moved down the field. His four-yard touchdown run capped the
drive. Derek Schmidt’s PAT was blocked and FSU took a 6-3 lead.
Florida State picked up another touchdown before the half when Smith scored on a nine-yard romp.
The Seminoles carried that 13-3 lead into intermission.
FSU made it 20-3 on the first possession of the second half. Smith ran three times for 20 yards
and the Holloman brothers did the rest. The drive was sparked by a 36-yard reverse by Darrin,
while senior Tanner collected 15 yards, including eight on a touchdown run.
IU came right back, but Stoyanovich missed a third FG, this time from 49 yards out. The Hoosier
defense continued to hold the Seminoles, and late in the third period, Indiana made an attempt to
get back into the game. Fullback Andre Powell closed the gap to 20-10 with a two-yard plunge at
the 1:19 mark.
Following an interception in the opening minutes of the fourth period, Indiana drove 56 yards on
seven plays and Stoyanovich’s 30-yard field goal closed the score to 20-13.
FSU marched right back behind a handful of carries by Smith that netted 44 yards, with Tanner
Holloman scoring on a 10-yard run.
For his performance, Smith was awarded the MVP trophy and the Seminoles finished the season with
a 7-4-1 record.
Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 F FSU 6 7 7 7 27 Indiana 3 0 7 3 13 Scoring Summary IND - Stoyanovich 35 yd. field goal, 7:38 FSU - Smith 4 yd. rush (Schmidt kick failed), 4:12 FSU - Smith 9 yd. rush (Schmidt kick), 11:57 FSU - Holloman 8 yd. run (Schmidt kick), 12:04 IND - Powell 2 yd. rush (Stoyanovich kick), 1:27 IND - Stoyanovich 30 yd. field goal, 7:09 FSU - Holloman 10 yd. run (Schmidt kick), 2:56 Team Statistics FSU IND First Downs 20 23 Rushes - Yards 39-288 53-215 Passing Yards 54 168 Comp.-Att.-Int. 6-14-1 11-25-1 Plays-Total Offense 53-342 78-383 Punt Return Yards 12 7 Punts - Average 2-35 2-35 Fumbles - Lost 2-1 1-0 Interceptions - Yards 1-6 1-0 Penalties - Yards 6-50 10-88 Time of Possession 22:41 37:19 Third Down Cov. 1-3 6-14 Individual Statistics Rushing: FSU - Smith 25-205, Williams 3-6, Fells 2-0, Floyd 1-7, D. Holloman 2-34, T. Holloman 6-36; IND - Thompson 28-127, Powell 6-38, Kramme 13-21, Sweazy 1-3, Polce 5-26. Passing: FSU - McManus 6-14-1; IND - Kramme 11-25-1. Receiving: FSU - Smith 1-6, Gainer 1-19, O'Malley 2-20, P. Carter 2-9; IND - Jones 1-11, Lilja 2-44, Jordan 1-7, Dawsey 5-74, Buford 2-32.