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The Greatest Moments in Florida State History

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#5. The Choke at Doak

Known as the “Choke at Doak,” referring to the Seminoles’ Doak Campbell Stadium home, Florida State overcame a 31-3 fourth-quarter deficit, scoring four touchdowns to tie Florida. Rock Preston’s four-yard run with 1:45 left and Dan Mowry’s subsequent PAT evened the count at 31-31 and gave the ‘Noles a huge moral victory over their biggest rival.

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#4. The 1991 Michigan Rout

On the game’s second play from scrimmage, cornerback Terrell Buckley returned an Elvis Grbac pass 40 yards for a touchdown, starting the top-ranked Seminoles’ 51-31 rout of third-ranked Michigan in Ann Arbor. It was the most points scored on the Wolverines since 1958 and gave FSU another contribution to its growing sod cemetery.

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#3. Bowden's First Big Road Win

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The standing ovation from the Nebraska fans said it all: Florida State football had arrived. The Seminoles stunned the number-three Cornhuskers, 18-14, for the first big road win of coach Bobby Bowden’s tenure in Tallahassee. (Note: We don't have video of that game, so enjoy this little promo for the 1980 Super Seminoles.)

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#2. Peter Warrick Goes Off

Peter Warrick caught six passes for 163 yards and two TDs and scored on a punt return to help Florida State cap a tumultuous year with a 46-29 win over Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl that clinched the national title. Chris Weinke threw for 329 yards and four scores for the victorious Seminoles.

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#1. The 1994 Orange Bowl

Facing a 16-15 deficit to Nebraska in the Orange Bowl and the prospect of losing a shot at the school’s first-ever national title, the ‘Noles drove 62 yards in under a minute to set up Scott Bentley for a 22-yard field goal – his fourth of the game – to give FSU an 18-16 lead. When the Cornhuskers failed to convert a 45-yard try at the gun, Florida State was number one.

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