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Football

Historical Perspective: Florida State Week

| Thursday, October 16, 2014

Series History:

  • Notre Dame and Florida State are meeting for the eight time. The Seminoles have won five of the previous seven matchups.
  • The Seminoles came from behind in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl to top the Irish, 18-14. Florida State scored 18 unanswered points, including 15 in the fourth quarter.
  • No. 5 Florida State demolished Notre Dame, 37-0, in South Bend in 2003, the last regular-season meeting between the two schools. Seminoles quarterback Chris Rix threw for 327 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions.
  • In the only meeting between the teams in Tallahassee, No. 6 Notre Dame took down No. 11 Florida State, 34-24, in 2002. The Irish led 34-10 until the final minutes.
  • The No. 8 Seminoles won the 1996 Orange Bowl, 31-26.
  • In 1993 in what was dubbed “The Game of the Century,” No. 2 Notre Dame downed No. 1 Florida State, 31-24, at Notre Dame Stadium.

Notable Moments:

  • The Observer from Jan. 18, 2012.

    The Observer from Jan. 18, 2012.

    The Observer from Jan. 18, 2012.

    The Observer from Jan. 18, 2012.

    The Observer from Jan. 18, 2012.

    The Observer from Jan. 18, 2012.

    The Observer from Jan. 18, 2012.

    The Observer from Jan. 18, 2012.

     

The Observer from 2002.

The Observer from 2002.

The Observer from 2002.

The Observer from 2002.

The Observer from 2002.

The Observer from 2002.

The Observer from 1996.

The Observer from 1996.

The Observer from 1996.

The Observer from 1996.

The Observer from 1993.

The Observer from 1993.

The Observer from 1993.

The Observer from 1993.

The Observer from 1993.

The Observer from 1993. 

Top Performances:

  • Former Irish receiver Derek Mayes hauled in six receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns in the 1996 Orange Bowl.
  • Lee Becton rushed for 122 yards on 26 carries in the 1993 Irish victory.
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About Mike Monaco

Senior Sports Writer Mike Monaco is a senior majoring in Film, Television and Theatre with a minor in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy as well as Business Economics. The O’Neill Hall native hails from the Boston area and is an aspiring play-by-play broadcaster.

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