Cavalier Football Notes: Florida State
Virginia (0-1, 0-0 ACC) at #5 Florida State (1-0, 0-0 ACC)
Saturday, August 31
Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Fla.
CAVALIERS OPEN ACC PLAY AT FLORIDA STATE: The Cavaliers play the first conference game of the season this Saturday with a match-up against fifth-ranked Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla.
Both teams had their season openers go right down to the wire last week. The Cavaliers didn’t fare as well as the Seminoles, however, and losing at home to Colorado State 35-29. Despite committing five turnovers, the Cavaliers had a chance to win at the end. Following a Ram field goal, quarterback Marques Hagans marched the Wahoos down the field. They drove down to the Ram three-yard line, but their bid to win died when Hagans fumbled at the one with 10 seconds remaining.
Florida State was in a similar situation but held on to defeat Iowa State 38-31 in the Eddie Robinson Classic in Kansas City, Mo. The Seminoles opened up a 31-7 lead in the second quarter only to see the Cyclones chip away at the lead. Iowa State quarterback Seneca Wallace completed five of six passes and broke loose for a 20-yard gain to the FSU one-yard line with four seconds remaining. On the game’s final play he elected to keep the ball and was tackled just short of the end zone by Kendyll Pope and Jerel Hudson to preserve the win for the Seminoles.
TELEVISION: Saturday’s game is being televised regionally by ABC. Sean McDonough calls the play-by-play, while David Norrie provides the color commentary.
RADIO: All Virginia games are broadcast on the Virginia Sports Network, originating at WINA/WWWV in Charlottesville. Mac McDonald calls the play-by-play. He is joined in the broadcast booth by Frank Quayle, the 1968 ACC Football Player of the Year, and former Cavalier signal caller Gene Arnette. Jed Williams provides sideline analysis.