Florida St. Gets 529 Yards and 24-0 Win Over Toledo

Associated Press

Dayne Williams and David Palmer scored second-quarter touchdowns on runs of 36 and 7 yards, respectively, highlighting a 529-yard offensive attack that powered 11th-ranked Florida State to a 24-0 victory over Toledo Saturday night.

Tuning up for next Saturday’s game against Nebraska, the Seminoles posted their 10th straight season-opening win under Coach Bobby Bowden.

Derek Schmidt kicked a 24-yard field goal to get the Seminoles rolling late in the first period. Williams and Palmer both scored in the second quarter as Florida State took a 17-0 halftime lead.

Florida State used their reserves in the second half. Peter Tom Willis, a freshman, threw a 12-yard pass to Herb Gainer for the final touchdown in the fourth period.


Starting quarterback Chip Ferguson completed 17 of 28 passes for 176 yards, but also threw a pair of interceptions. Willis hit 8 of 11 for 96 yards.