What's your favorite OLD (>10 yrs) FSU game?

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  1. jaydaddy

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    I'll start it off with 2: (one I attended, and one I watched on TV)
    First, my favorite: the '91 game vs Michigan at the Big House. 51-31, offensive fireworks, T-buck's early pick 6, Amp Lee getting OFF, Ward to Weldon the "crocodile" play, Marvin Jones Marvin Jones Marvin Jones, and all played on a perfect football afternoon in the Big House. Wow!
    Second, the '96 game vs UF at Doak. Our D was never more ferocious and Dunn was never better. Gates favored, #1 in the nation, coming into our house and going home whining and crying. Suh-weet! (yeah, I know what came after; don't wanna talk about it)
     
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    96' against the gators is right up there. Not 10 years but my favorite is the 2nd NC against VT. What a game.
     
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    96 UF is hard to beat especially since I didn't think we would win that game. The look on the faces of the UF fans leaving the stadium after that game was priceless. It was the opposite of the arrogant taunting going into the stadium for sure.

    One of the best games I ever saw was the 99 GT FSU game in Tally when Hamilton and Weinke put on an offensive show that we won 41-35. Not 10 years ago but that was a fun game.
     
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    Gotta be the Choke at Doak. Down 31-3 in the FOURTH QUARTER, to come back and tie. Never been so low or so high within an hour.
     
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    '96 vs UF at Doak... most intense sporting atmosphere i've ever been a part of. it was the loudest i've ever heard Doak!! Dunn and the D-Line ruled that game!
     
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    1989 UM vs FSU. The most intense atmosphere I've ever seen at Doak. First series, interception by Butler, very next play Carter takes it to the house on a toss sweep. There's a great thread about this game on the TCCL.
     
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    I will always love the '87 Auburn game at Jordan-Hare. They were supposed to give this upstart FSU team a lesson in real smashmouth SEC football. They had Andre Bruce at DE who was just gonna wreak havoc on us all day. And Pat Dye was just the coach of all coaches.

    We went in there and beat the $%#@! out of them 34-6.

    Andre Bruce was beat up all day by Pat Carter and at one point had to sit on the bench to "collect himself". Deion took away any kind of passing game they had. And Paul McGowan & Odell were killin their runnin game.

    Danny MACManus, Sammie Smith, and Ronald Lewis all had big games as well.
     
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    The clemson punt rooskie game was a classic. I loved the look on the face of clemson's coach when Leroy was finally ran out on the 6. Priceless!
     
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    Magnus, I was in law school in Birmingham at that time, and 1/2 of my friends up there were War Eagles. One such friend called me driving back from that @sswhipping and gave me his assessment of the game: "I thought y'all (FSU) had a better offense, and we had the better defense. Y'all just got more breaks than we did."
    I couldn't stop laughing at that "fair and balanced" take on the game. I told him the game on TV must've looked a lot different than the one in the stadium. Great game.
     
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    i was at the big house for the 91 game, but

    the games that stick out im my mind (that i was at) are the 80 game against Pitt (marino qb, hugh green de) and the 92 game against Ga Tech in atlanta. the GT game was the coming of age for charlie ward to showcase his skills. ward took control of the game just in time since gt had a kicker hitting everything including those attempts > 45yds. i have been to most of the important uf games, but nothing had the rush i felt at the 2 aforementioned games.
     
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    Re: i was at the big house for the 91 game, but

    That 89' night game against the Canes was absolutely electric. The first game against Spurrier at night in 90' was pretty fun as well.
     
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    Defitnely has to be the game against Mich in the BIG HOUSE. I wasn't even 9 years of age but remember that like it was yesterday. T-Buck against Desmond Howard , 1st play going the other way.
     
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    1967, the first year we beat the gators, and I was in the swamp that day. I may be having a senior moment, but I think it was Kim Hammond coming off the bench after a concussion, and throwing a couple of passes to Ron "Jingle Joints" Sellers to win it. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong. First date with my wife, and she thought I was nuts. (Note: she never has become a sports fan.)
     
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    My two favorites are Clemson 1988 and FU game 1990. Amp Lee, Weldon and Dawsey put on one hell of a show. I remember Amp Lee making an UF LB look like a little girl. Best move I ever saw next to P Warrick against UVA in 1997.
     
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    I agree with the Choke, the only thing that still bothers me to this day is that we missed a FG late in the third quarter (I think, or maybe early in the 4th quarter) that would have given us the win in the end.
     
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    I second that. "D-Day at Doak", 1996. Great watching our noles lay the smackdown on Wuerffel and the #1 ranked (and favored) Gates. If I remember correctly, Danny-boy was sacked 6 times and knocked down an astounding 25 times! Our D-line was sick (Reinard Wilson, Peter Boulware) and like you said Warrick Dunn had like 130 yds and a TD.
     
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    The most exciting game I attended was actually a loss against Auburn, I think in 1984. Bo Jackson ran all over us, the score was something like 44-40.
     
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    I never forget waking up in October of '80 and seeing 18-14 over the mighty Cornhuskers. We creamed that corn.
     
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    Its either '96 UF game or the Choke in Doak, but I will go with Choke in Doak purely because it was the first FSU/UF game I ever went to.
     
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    87 Miami even though we lost
    91 - Michigan
     
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    The Choke at Doak and the 96 uf game were the 2 that stand out to me that fit the criteria! 93 is the Cess Pool deserves at least an Hon Ment!!!
     
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    Playing ND at the Citrus Bowl
     
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    The Choke - the only FSU/UF game I have attended. The atmosphere was incredible. The fourth quarter comeback was one of the most exciting games I have ever attended.
     
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    Gray, while I don't remember that game (I'm a LITTLE bit gray), I had connections with the 2 great Noles you mentioned. First, I'm an attorney, and I had a trial in Flagler County about 3 years ago. I made a note on my Blackberry to wear a garnet and gold tie to trial, because our judge on the case was ... Kim Hammond. Very nice guy, very professional and fair.
    Also, I played in a member guest golf tournament that same year in the Orlando area, and on the 2d day my partner and I played 2 insurance agency partners, a nice guy named Chris, and his partner ... Ron Sellers.
    I would have loved to have had the chance to chat with the two of them together. Cool.
     
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    FSU 52, UF 17, Lights Out
     
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    I have to go with Michigan at the Big House dude... FSU put on an offensive clinic that day. Don't forget about Edgar Bennett from the FB position. He was awesome running and catching the ball.
     
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    Wuerrfels 96 beating or 91 at Big House. UM is my #2 team and they got shown what speed was.
     
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    Graynole is right. I was there and Hammond did come back from a concussion and hit Sellars back to back long passes to pluck the heart from the gates that day. The Nole Defense was outstanding as they shut down a more physically gifted gate O and allowed FSU to stay in it long enough for Hammond and Sellars to stick the knife in the gates. ALOT of gates left the stadium feeling very ill that day. I was a very happy kid.
     
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    I cannot believe anyone who sat through the choke at Doak would pick any other game. Watch the 4th quarter of that game before the beginning of each season if you want to get ready for football. The 93 game at UF was as good as they get as well, especially given it was in the swamp. Lots of the others mentioned were clearly among the most memorable.
     
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    Sorry, Grey, but I think that you meant to say the first year that we beat them in the swamp. I was at the game in '64, in Doak when we won 16-9. Belitnikoff caught a bomb for the first score, Les Murdock kicked 3 FG's, and Jack Shinholser stopped UF QB (I believe it was a guy named Spurrier that was sent in for that play) on the 1 yard line, caused a fumble, and FSU got the ball. Thus, history was made!

    Note: it is possible that Spurrier was taken out and Tommy Shannon was sent in for the one play, but I would rather remember it my way!

    Further, there have been many historic games during the Peterson-Bowden tenures, that have brought me much joy, but the the '64 & '67 games were just about the two most satisfying games of my 60+ yrs of watching FSU. Man, for a whole d...n year you can make them son-of-a guns cry!
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    Graynole is right. I was there and Hammond did come back from a concussion and hit Sellars back to back long passes to pluck the heart from the gates that day. The Nole Defense was outstanding as they shut down a more physically gifted gate O and allowed FSU to stay in it long enough for Hammond and Sellars to stick the knife in the gates. ALOT of gates left the stadium feeling very ill that day. I was a very happy kid.
     
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    robby, I had forgotten about that '64 game, as us oldsters have a lot of great memories of those '60s games, when the Noles started to get some national recognition. It's just recalling the details that gets to be a test. Beating the gates in the swamp for the first time had special meaning. Thanks for straightening me out.
     
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    I was at Clemson for the Puntrooskie, the choke at Doak, lights out, but I still think the 89 Miami game was the one I remember most. It was absolutely electric. Tennesse street was shutdown, and I think the entire stadium went into the fountain that night. Just incredible, that is the one I will remember the rest of my life.
     
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    This game was great. By the way Dunn had like 185 yards, I know it was over 170. But the game that takes the cake for me is 89 Miami. Insane atmosphere that night.
     
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    Graynole: The first year we beat the gators was '64.
     
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    Choke in Doak
     
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    honorable mention - 1977 AT FLORIDA 37-9. I still remember a goal line stand (ron simmons etal)followed by a 99 yd drive. You have remember the emotions of having almost NEVER beating the gators (1-19 ?) ... it was a true BEATING. They couldn't believe it. Saw a guy toss his new gator baseball cap off the top stadium deck / boxes. LOL

    The best alltime raucous nailbiting game I ever attended .... vs. Pitt in 1980. Both teams ranked in top 3. We were coming off beating Nebraska away ... a true "shift" in the minds of college football power thinking was taking place right in front us. Dan Marino etal ... Bowden points out that that Pitt team might have been the most talented overall team EVER that he's lined up against ... 17 players turned pro. we beat them for their ONLY loss 36-22 and the crowd was hysterical. GREAT game.
     
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    Renegade78 is correct - and I was lucky enough to be at both. To beat UF in 1977 put FSU on the map - and wiped the smug look off the faces of the Gator fans (and the Gator Bowl Selection Committee who did not pick FSU as they thought UF would win.)

    I don't care what anyone says - You can still hear the echoes of the crowd at Doak when FSU beat Pitt in 1980.
     
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    77 at UF, I still have the paper of Roger Overby holding up the ball on one of his 3 td's...it's really yellow and torn. Many others that have been mentioned....
     
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    The 1980 game against Pitt was amazing, especially coming on the heels of the victory against Nebraska.
     
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    1964 Gator Bowl game against Oklahoma. We dominated with our offense.
     
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    The '67 game made me a Nole Forever. I was 12 that year and at my 1st game. Raised in a gator family and I thought the best thing was the guy dressed like an Indian tumbling down the middle of the field leading in the Team. This was before Osceola & Renegade. I had to be a covert Nole until I moved out of my folks house because I wanted to eat!
    Number 2 has to be the Ward to Dunn down the sideline at the slime pit in '93. Here's to '07 giving all Noles new favorite games!
     
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    totally agree this one is numero uno, second to me is the 87 um game even though we lost.
     
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    I was there. I think we were driving at the end and just couldn't get it done. The SEC refs didn't help either. Bobby was going nuts.
     
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    Beat 'em in 66, too. Doug Moseley just saw it differently.

    But graynole is right, (Judge)Kim Hammond did come back after a concussion to lead the Noles 16-7. I was a freshman.
     
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    Getting a kick out of this thread - heck, the games you guys are bringing up are not that old!

    Go back to the 64 season, which was before my time, to the time FSU was ranked in the top 10 and we beat the gators. Or the 68 season when we beat Houston, a major powerhouse at the time, coming off their 100-6 decimation of Tulsa the week before. These are all sod games, by the way. Or in 1970 when Kansas State was THE team, led by Lynn Dickey, and on a roll until they GOT rolled at our homecoming game by a very scrappy team of Seminoles.

    Octoberfest 1981. On and on. We have REAL tradition. Don't you forget it!
     
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    1) 1980 @ Nebraska (Paul Piourowski with the sack for the win)
    2) 1978 @ UF (What time is it? It's 39 to 9!)
    3) 1989 vs UM (Take that, Bernard Clark!)
    4) 1980 vs Pitt (Dan Marino takes a beat down from the Noles!)
    5) 1987 @ Auburn (The Odell Haggins and Pat Carter show)
     
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    Damn you right on the money with that one. I don't think any other FSU game will top that one. It ranks right up there with the Championship games we won.

    I have never seen so many viscious hits in one game like this one.

    Do you remember the hit that Leroy Butler (I think) or Winston Moss put on Leonard Conley. I remember going crazy when I saw that man. I was like WOW. He made Conley do a flip 360 backwards. Leonard Conley was a cocky joker too and I was glad to see him get his @#%#$&^& flipped.

    I get chills still to this day talking about that '89 UM game. Only thing would have been if we could have shut them out. I sooooooo wished we could have shut them out.
     
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    Too close to call between the Choke and '96. Either one tore the hearts right out of the lizard faithful.
     
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    77 UF. Most of the stars of the day (The Leon boys) are fraternity brothers. Remember the Gate fans chanting a goodbye song to coach Doug Dickey that rhymed with the Mickey Mouse Mouse song? That was a hoot - "M I C, see you around Doug, K E Y, why, because you s##k, O U S O B...Dickey s%^ks"... Classless Wankerdom at its finest.....
     
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