Clemson vs. Florida State Play-By-Play


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Clemson at Florida State - 9-25-04
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Partly sunny, 81 degrees at kickoff.



Lineup change - Reggie Merriweather starting at tailback.



Florida State wins toss, defers to second half.



(Beitia's kickoff is downed by Currie in the end zone.)



FIRST QUARTER

CU BALL

1-10 at own 20 - Whitehurst pass to Currie right sideline is incomplete (drop).

2-10 at own 20 - Merriweather runs right side for 3.

3-7 at own 23 - Whitehurst incomplete over middle (hit as he released).

4-7 at own 23 - Chason punt of 36. Reed return of 33.



FSU BALL

1-10 at CU 26 - Rix pass to Stovall at goal line incomplete.

2-10 at CU 26 - PENALTY - Offside CU, 5 yards.

2-5 at CU 21 - Washington runs right side for -2 (Bennett).

3-7 at CU 23 - Rix screen pass complete to Dean for 6.

4-1 at CU 17 - Rix sneaks for 2.

1-10 at CU 15 - Washington runs for 2.

2-8 at CU 13 - Washington toss sweep right for 1.

3-7 at CU 12 - Rix incomplete right sideline for Reed.

4-7 at CU 12 - Beitia's FG attempt of 29 is GOOD (11:00). 3-0 FSU (8 plays, 14 yards in 2:55).



Beitia's kickoff is returned 97 yards for a CU TD by Justin Miller (10:48). PAT. 7-3 CU.

(NOTE: First kickoff return for TD allowed by FSU since 1996 vs. N.C. State)



Dean's kickoff is downed in the end zone.



FSU BALL

1-10 at own 20 - Rix tackled for no gain by Adams and Williamson.

2-10 at own 20 - Rix complete right side to Stovall for 7.

3-3 at own 27 - Rix pass intended for Stovall incomplete (broken up by Hill).

4-3 at own 27 - Hall punt of 56. No return.



CU BALL

1-10 at own 17 - Whitehurst complete right side to Stuckey for 2.

2-8 at own 19 - Whitehurst complete to Coleman right side for 5.

3-3 at own 24 - Whitehurst carries for 20.

1-10 at own 44 - Whitehurst complete over middle to Grant for 18.

1-10 at FSU 38 - Coleman runs left end for 8.

2-3 at FSU 30 - Whitehurst keeps for 0.

3-2 at FSU 30 - Coleman runs left side for 7.

1-10 at FSU 23 - Whitehurst incomplete right sideline for Currie.

2-10 at FSU 23 - Whitehurst fumbles snap, recovered by FSU's A.J. Nicholson.



FSU BALL

1-10 at own 23 - Rix incomplete deep left sideline.

2-10 at own 23 - Rix complete right side to Washington for 9.

3-1 at own 32 - Rix sneaks for 1.

1-10 at own 33 - Washington runs right side for 12.

1-10 at own 45 - Rix sacked for -8 (Sampson).

2-18 at own 37 - Washington runs left side for 3.

3-15 at own 40 - Rix incomplete over middle to Thorpe.

4-15 at own 40 - Hall punt of 41. No return.



CU BALL

1-10 at own 19 - Whitehurst keeps for 19.

1-10 at own 38 - Whitehurst complete left side to Stuckey for 2.

2-8 at own 40 - Whitehurst option keeper for 0.

3-8 at own 40 - Whitehurst screen pass complete to Coleman for 6.

4-2 at own 46 - Chason punt of 25. No return.



FSU BALL (QB CHANGE - Wyatt Sexton in for Rix. Rix limps to locker room, injured right ankle.)

1-10 at own 29 - Sexton incomplete right sideline for Thorpe.

2-10 at own 29 - Sexton incomplete left sideline to Stovall.

3-10 at own 29 - Sexton complete to Stovall for 15.

1-10 at own 44 - Booker runs left side for 10. END OF QUARTER



SECOND QUARTER

1-10 at CU 46 - Sexton complete right side to Thorpe for 2.

2-8 at CU 44 - Sexton sacked for -4 by Williamson.

3-12 at CU 48 - Sexton complete over middle to Booker for 0.

4-12 at CU 48 - Hall punt of 22. No return.



CU BALL

1-10 at own 26 - Whitehurst complete to Currie for 14.

1-10 at own 40 - Merriweather (direct snap) runs ahead for 3.

2-7 at own 43 - Whitehurst complete right seam to Currie for 11.

1-10 at FSU 46 - Whitehurst complete deep seam for Stuckey (just overthrown).

2-10 at FSU 46 - Browning runs for - 2.

3-12 at FSU 48 - Whitehurst incomplete deep right to Grant in end zone (drop).

4-12 at FSU 48 - Chason punt of 48. No return.



FSU BALL

1-10 at own 20 - Washington runs ahead for 0.

2-10 at own 20 - Sexton complete left side to Reid for 9.

3-1 at own 29 - Washington runs left side for 6.

1-10 at own 35 - Washington runs for - 3.

2-13 at own 32 - Sexton sacked for -3 by Fudge.

3-16 at own 29 - Sexton incomplete over middle toward Stovall.

4-16 at own 29 - Hall punt of 36. No return.



CU BALL

1-10 at own 35 - Coleman runs ahead for 1.

2-9 at own 36 - Whitehurst sacked for -9 by Davis.

3-18 at own 27 - Whitehurst sacked for -9, fumbles, recovered by FSU's Howard. PENALTY - Dead ball personal foul CU, half-distance to goal.



FSU BALL

1-G at CU 9 - Booker runs right side for 7.

2-G at CU 2 - Booker runs up middle for 0.

3-G at CU 2 - Dean runs right side for TD (4:06). PAT. 10-7 FSU (3 plays, 9 yards in 1:22)



Beitia's kickoff is returned by Miller to the 34.



CU BALL

1-10 at own 34 - Whitehurst intercepted by Leroy Smith, returned 41 yards for TD (3:48). PAT 17-7 FSU.



Beitia's kickoff is fair-caught by Ben Hall at the 35. PENALTY - Personal Foul FSU, 15 yards.



CU BALL

1-10 at 50 - Whitehurst keeps for 23.

1-10 at FSU 27 - Stuckey reverse run of 13.

1-10 at FSU 14 - Merriweather runs left side for 2.

2-8 at FSU 12 - Whitehurst incomplete in end zone for Hall.

3-8 at FSU 12 - Whitehurst complete to Baham for 12-yard TD (1:47) PAT. 17-14 FSU (5 plays, 50 yards in 2:01)



Dean's kickoff is through end zone.



FSU BALL

1-10 at own 20 - Washington runs right for 5 (Time out CU @ 1:35)

2-5 at own 25 - Booker runs left end for 9.

1-10 at own 34 - Booker runs left for 1.

2-9 at own 35 - Sexton complete right sideline to Thorpe for 7.

3-2 at own 42 - HALF ENDS



THIRD QUARTER



Dean's kickoff is through end zone.



FSU BALL

1-10 at own 20 - Booker runs left for 0

2-10 at own 20 - Sexton complete right side to Hill for 7.

3-3 at own 27 - Booker up middle for 4.

1-10 at own 31 - Booker runs for 1.

2-9 at own 32 - Sexton incomplete toward Reid on right sideline.

3-9 at own 32 - Sexton screen pass complete to Coleman for 14.

1-10 at own 46 - Sexton complete right sideline to Stovall for 3.

2-7 at own 49 - Sexton incomplete deep right sideline for Stovall.

3-7 at own 49 - Sexton screen pass complete to Booker for 8.

1-10 at CU 43 - PENALTY - Illegal substitution FSU, 4 yards.

1-15 at CU 47 - Sexton complete deep left sideline to Stovall for 47-yard TD (11:14). PAT. 24-14 FSU (10 plays, 80 yards in 3:46)



PENALTY - Celebration after TD, FSU. 15 yards on kickoff. Beitia's kickoff from the 20 is returned by Miller to the 49.



CU BALL

1-10 at own 49 - Whitehurst complete to Currie left sideline for 4.

2-6 at FSU 47 - Coleman runs left end for 9.

1-10 at FSU 38 - Whitehurst incomplete pass under pressure.

2-10 at FSU 38 - Whitehurst incomplete to Stuckey.

3-10 at FSU 38 - Whitehurst intercepted deep left sideline by Cromartie.



FSU BALL

1-10 at own 4 - Washington runs ahead for 1.

2-9 at own 5 - Washington runs right side for 8.

3-1 at own 13 - PENALTY - Holding FSU, half distance to goal.

3-7 at own 7 - Sexton screen pass to Washington complete for -2.

4-9 at own 5 - Hall punt BLOCKED by C.J. Gaddis for SAFETY (7:42). 24-16 FSU



Beitia's kick from the 20 is returned 86 yards for a TD by Miller (7:30). 2-pt. Conv. - Whitehurst run stopped short.



Dean's kickoff is returned to the 25.



FSU BALL

1-10 at own 25 - Sexton complete to Stovall left sideline for 7.

2-3 at own 32 - PENALTY - False Start FSU, 5 yards

2-8 at own 27 - Booker runs ahead for 14.

1-10 at own 41 - Sexton incomplete right sideline for Stovall.

2-10 at own 41 - Sexton incomplete for Robinson.

3-10 at own 41 - Sexton complete to Thorpe for 4.

4-6 at own 45 - Hall punt of 35. No return.



CU BALL

1-10 at own 20 - Whitehurst runs for -4.

2-14 at own 16 - Whitehurst scrambles for 1.

3-13 at own 17 - Whitehurst incomplete on screen pass.

4-13 at own 17 - Chason punt of 40. Reid return of 3.



FSU BALL

1-10 at own 46 - Sexton scrambles for 1.

2-9 at own 47 - Sexton complete over middle to Robinson for 10.

1-10 at CU 43 - Sexton complete left sideline to Stovall for 8.

2-2 at CU 35 - Washington 35-yard TD run (3:20). PAT. 31-22 FSU (4 plays, 54 yards in 1:35)



Beitia's kickoff is a low line drive fielded by Williamson and returned to the 28.



CU BALL

1-10 at own 28 - Whitehurst incomplete deep right sideline for Grant.

2-10 at own 28 - Whitehurst intercepted by Watkins on left sideline.



FSU BALL

1-10 at CU 46 - Booker runs right end for 14.

1-10 at CU 32 - Sexton sacked for -7 by Hill.

2-17 at CU 39 - Sexton incomplete left side.

3-17 at CU 39 - Sexton incomplete over middle.

4-17 at CU 39 - Hall punt of 37. No return.



CU BALL

1-10 at own 2 - Merriweather runs ahead for 3.

2-7 at own 5 - PENALTY - Offside FSU, 5 yards.

2-2 at own 10 - Merriweather runs left for 8.

1-10 at own 18 - Whitehurst sacked for -1.

2-11 at own 17 - END OF QUARTER



FOURTH QUARTER

2-11 at own 17 - Whitehurst fumbles snap, falls on ball for -6.

3-17 at own 11 - Whitehurst complete to Grant over middle for 14.

4-3 at own 25 - Chason punt of 31. Reid return of 5.



FSU BALL

1-10 at own 49 - Sexton complete to Stovall for 9.

2-1 at CU 42 - Coleman runs straight ahead for 9.

1-10 at CU 33 - Booker runs up middle for 12.

1-10 at CU 21 - Booker up middle for -1.

2-11 at CU 22 - Booker sweeps right end for 10.

3-1 at CU 12 - Booker sweeps right end for 4.

1-G at CU 8 - Booker runs right for 3.

2-G at CU 5 - Washington runs right for 0.

3-G at CU 5 - Washington (direct snap) runs right for 4.

4-G at CU 1 - Coleman dives 1-yard for TD (8:45). PAT. 38-22 FSU (10 plays, 51 yards in 4:42)



Beitia's kickoff is returned by Miller to the 27.



CU BALL

1-10 at own 27 - Whitehurst sacked for -8.

2-18 at own 19 - Coleman runs ahead for 4.

3-14 at own 23 - Whitehurst incomplete over middle for Grant (drop).

4-14 at own 23 - PENALTY - False Start CU, 5 yards.

4-19 at own 18 - Chason punt of 46. Davis return of 8.



FSU BALL

1-10 at own 44 - Booker runs left for 4.

2-6 at own 48 - Booker runs left side for 3.

3-3 at CU 49 - Dean runs left for 13.

1-10 at CU 36 - Booker runs right for -1.

2-11 at CU 37 - Sexton complete to Sam for 14.

1-10 at CU 23 - Coleman runs ahead for 4.

2-6 at CU 19 - Booker runs left for 1.

3-5 at CU 18 - Booker runs left for -3.

4-8 at CU 21 - Beitia's 38-yard FG attempt is GOOD (2:10). 41-22 FSU (9 plays, 35 yards in 4:59).



Beitia's kickoff is returned by Miller to the 28.



CU BALL (Proctor at QB)

1-10 at own 28 - Proctor incomplete over middle.

2-10 at own 28 - Proctor keeps for -1.

3-11 at own 27 - Proctor incomplete right side for Harris.

4-11 at own 27 - Chason punt of 51. Davis return of 21.



FSU BALL

1-10 at own 43 - Lewis runs ahead for 5.

2-5 at own 48 - PENALTY - Holding FSU, 10 yards.

2-11 at own 42 - Lewis runs left for 1. GAME OVER



FINAL SCORE

Florida State 41, Clemson 22



Note - Justin Miller returned 6 kickoffs for 282 yards, an all-time ACC record. ABC's assertion that it also is an NCAA record is still being researched by the Clemson Sports Information Staff as of game's end.

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