Sept. 10, 2007
4The first win of Bobby Bowden’s FSU career came against a Big 12 team. After starting his Florida State coaching tenure 0-3, Bowden got his first victory versus Kansas State 20-10 on October 2, 1976.
4Bowden has a winning record versus every team in the Big 12 except for Oklahoma who the Hall of Fame Coach has never beaten (0-4).
4The Seminoles and Bowden have fared well versus Big 12 members. FSU is 29-13 all-time versus the conference and Bowden is 20-6.
4Only two schools in the Big 12 have ever defeated a Bobby Bowden coached Seminole team. One is Oklahoma and the other is Nebraska. Bowden is undefeated versus Colorado (1-0), Iowa State (1-0), Kansas (3-0), Oklahoma State (3-0), Texas A&M (2-0) and Texas Tech (2-0).
4This will be the Seminoles’ second appearance on ESPN this season. Overall Florida State has played on ESPN 53 times and posted a 41-12 record in those games.
4From 1996 to 2002, FSU won 16 straight games broadcast by ESPN. The streak began Sept. 19, 1996 with a 51-17 win over NC State and was broken in Louisville September 26, 2002 in an OT loss.
4Quarterback Drew Weatherford is coming off the seventh 300-yard game of his career, which moves him into the top 5 in that category. After the UAB game, Weatherford moved into the top 10 at FSU for career TD’s, fourth in career completions and sixth in career yards besting Charlie Ward.
4Weatherford will attempt to throw for 300 yards in back-to-back games for just the second time in his career versus Colorado. The only time the junior has put up 300+ yards in consecutive games was in 2005 versus Wake Forest (351) and Virginia (377).
4Florida State does not have a single player on its roster from the state of Colorado. Only six players on the Seminole roster grew up west of the Mississippi river.
4Since joining the ACC, Florida State is 22-16 in non-conference games away from home. In true away games, Florida State is just 7-10 with the majority of those losses coming to Florida and Miami.