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Sugar Bowl

Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 at Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, La.

#3 Florida (SEC)10141414— 52
#1 Florida St. (ACC)31430— 20
1st: FLA— Ike Hilliard 9-yd pass from Danny Wuerffel (Bert Edmiston kick), 5:12. Drive: 77 yards in 9 plays. FSU— Scott Bentley 43-yd FG, 7:11. Drive: 55 yards in 8 plays. FLA— Edmiston 32-yd FG, 12:16. Drive: 11 yards in 5 plays.
2nd: FLA— Fred Taylor 2-yd run (Edmiston kick), 3:32. Drive: 73 yards in 4 plays. FSU— E.G. Green 29-yd pass from Thad Busby (Bentley kick), 7:32. Drive: 63 yards in 7 plays. FLA— Hilliard 31-yd pass from Wuerffel (Edmiston kick), 9:42. Drive: 65 yards in 4 plays. FSU— Warrick Dunn 12-yd run (Bentley kick), 14:20. Drive: 66 yards in 5 plays.
3rd: FSU— Bentley 45-yd FG, 4:36. Drive: 30 yards in 6 plays. FLA— Hilliard 8-yd pass from Wuerffel (Edmiston kick), 9:17. Drive: 24 yards in 4 plays. FLA— Wuerffel 16-yd run (Edmiston kick), 14:47. Drive: 68 yards in 9 plays.
4th: FLA— Terry Jackson 42-yd run (Edmiston kick), 6:08. Drive: 62 yards in 5 plays. FLA— Jackson 1-yd run (Edmiston kick), 13:48. Drive: 70 yards in 10 plays.
Favorite: Florida by 3 Attendance: 78,344
Field: TurfTime: 4:10
Weather: DomeTV Rating: 17.9/29 share (ABC)
MVP: Danny Wuerffel, Florida, QB

Team Statistics

 FloridaFlorida St.
Touchdowns72
Rushing41
Passing31
Kick returns00
Interception returns00
Safeties00
Time of possession36:2723:33
First downs2613
Rushing82
Passing129
Penalties62
3rd down efficiency5-165-18
4th down efficiency1-10-1
Total offense (net yards)474313
Plays7763
Average gain6.25.0
Carries/yards (includ. sacks)43/16821/42
Passing yards306271
Completions/attempts18/3417/42
Times sacked/yards lost3/255/26
Return yardage12/16914/250
Punt returns/yards6/695/74
Kickoff returns/yards4/938/152
Interceptions/yards2/71/24
Fumbles/lost1/00/0
Penalties/yards15/10214/115
Punts/average7/48.18/46.4
Punts blocked00
PATs/attempts7/72/2
Field goals/attempts1/12/3

Individual Statistics

Florida

PassingAttCmpPct.YdsTDInt
Danny Wuerffel341852.930631
TOTAL341852.930631
ReceivingNoYdsAvgLongTD
Ike Hilliard715021.4473
Jacquez Green57915.8400
Reidel Anthony45012.5280
Dwayne Mobley11616.0160
Fred Taylor11111.0110
TOTAL1830617.0473
RushingCarYdsAvgLongTD
Terry Jackson121189.842-td2
Fred Taylor18603.3181
Elijah Williams420.530
Brian Schottenheimer100.000
Eugene McCaslin2-2-1.010
Danny Wuerffel6-10-1.716-td1
TOTAL431683.942-td4
Field Goals20-2930-3940-4950-59Total
Bart Edmiston0-01-10-00-01-1
PuntingNoYdsLongBlkAvg
Robby Stevenson733769048.1
Punt ReturnsFCRetYdsLongAvgTD
Jacquez Green26692611.50
TOTAL26692611.50
Kickoff ReturnsNoYdsLongAvgTD
Ike Hilliard2482824.00
Reidel Anthony1313131.00
Elijah Williams1141414.00
TOTAL4933123.30
Interceptions 
Teako Brown1
Ernie Badeaux1
Sacks 
Ed Chester2
Cameron Davis1

Florida St.

PassingAttCmpPct.YdsTDInt
Thad Busby411741.527111
Dan Kendra100.0001
TOTAL421740.527112
ReceivingNoYdsAvgLongTD
Wayne Messam5489.6230
Andre Cooper48220.5550
E.G. Green38628.7341
Melvin Pearsall12525.0250
Warrick Dunn11212.0120
Khalid Abdullah11010.0100
Peter Warrick177.070
P.B. Williams111.010
TOTAL1727115.9551
RushingCarYdsAvgLongTD
Warrick Dunn9283.112-td1
Peter Warrick11212.0120
P.B. Williams273.570
Dee Feaster210.520
Thad Busby7-6-0.980
TOTAL21422.0121
Field Goals20-2930-3940-4950-59Total
Scott Bentley0-00-02-20-12-3
PuntingNoYdsLongBlkAvg
Sean Liss837157046.4
Punt ReturnsFCRetYdsLongAvgTD
Peter Warrick03321910.70
Dee Feaster02422421.00
Kickoff ReturnsNoYdsLongAvgTD
Laveranues Coles4732218.30
Dee Feaster2452322.50
Peter Warrick1191919.00
Germaine Stringer1151515.00
Interceptions 
Vernon Crawford1
Sacks 
Peter Boulware2
Three tied with one each.

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