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Florida State Peach Bowl Legends

A look back at the best performances by Florida State players in the Peach Bowl

1968: LSU 31 FSU 27

WR Ron Sellers: 8 receptions for 76 yards and 2 touchdowns

Florida State played in the inaugural Peach Bowl in 1968 against LSU, and fell to the Tigers 31-27. Sellers had a great game catching two touchdown passes, and came within inches of catching the third, and game winning, touchdown on the Seminoles final drive. 

QB Bill Cappleman: 21-41 for 221 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception

Cappleman did everything he could to will the Seminoles to victory, but came up just short as his fourth down pass to Sellers was knocked away. He threw the two touchdowns to Sellers, and a 21-yard touchdown to Bill Gunter. 

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1983: FSU 28 UNC 3

WR Weegie Thompson: 2 catches for 33 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Thompson only had two catches in the game, Florida State only competed 7 passes total, but he made them count with two touchdowns. They put the Seminoles up 14-0 and they never looked back on their way to a rout of North Carolina.

DT Alphonso Carreker: 6 tackles, 1 pass breakup, 1 sack

Carreker earned defensive MVP honors for his performance, and helped the Seminoles hold the Tar Heels to just 32 yards rushing. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwohfAYBsnc

2010: FSU 26 USC 17

RB Chris Thompson: 25 carries for 147 yards and 1 touchdown. 2 catches for 17 yards.

Thompson averaged 5.88 yards per carry against the Gamecocks, and his 27 yard touchdown put the Seminoles up 13-0 in the second quarter. 

CB Greg Reid: 5 tackles, 4 pass breakups, and 2 forced fumbles.

Reids play absolutely changed this game. His hit on South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, which forced one of his two fumbles, has become part of Florida State legend. He was named the defensive MVP of the game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmmqCsYrpJo


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