1993 FLORIDA STATE
#24 overall seed - winners of Bracket #24
1993 Florida State
#32 overall seed - winners of Bracket #32
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Sweet Sixteen Results
Wuerffel, as per his scouting report, kept cool in the face of a heated pass rush. Florida State defensive linemen Derrick Alexander and Toddrick McIntosh broke through on several occasions, only to see the Heisman Trophy winner get rid of the ball just before taking the hit.
Seminole defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews had to call off the blitz by the second half because Wuerffel was having so much success with the quick passing game. In fact, Florida took a 17-13 lead into halftime on the strength of Wuerffel's 199 yards and 2 touchdowns passing.
But Charlie Ward stepped up his game in the third quarter, and the FSU defense followed suit. On the opening drive of the second half, Ward led a 76-yard scoring march in which he accounted for every yard (55 passing, 21 rushing). Kez McCorvey caught the 12-yard touchdown pass to give the Seminoles the lead. It was a lead they would never relinquish.
On the ensuing possession, Clifton Abraham made an excellent play to pick off a pass from Wuerffel that set up a field goal.
After torching the 'Noles for 91 yards receiving in the first half, Reidel Anthony was held to a single catch (for 7 yards) in the second half thanks to a lock-down performance by All American cornerback Corey Sawyer. The Gators eventually manufactured 10 points in the second half, but Florida State held the momentum throughout the half.
1993 Florida State - 29
1996 Florida - 27