Scores

Final

Florida State 51

(4-2, 2-2 ACC)

Duke 24

(0-6, 0-4 ACC)

1:00 PM ET, October 14, 2006

Wallace Wade Stadium, DURHAM, NC

1 2 3 4 T
FSU 21 2 14 1451
DUKE 0 6 11 724

Top Performers

Passing: D. Weatherford (FSU) - 231 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: A. Smith (FSU) - 4 CAR, 81 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: G. Carr (FSU) - 4 REC, 100 YDS, 3 TD

'Noles rebound from NC State loss by dominating Duke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Drew Weatherford threw three of his four touchdown passes to Greg Carr, and Florida State continued its dominance over Duke with a 51-24 rout of the Blue Devils on Saturday.

Weatherford was 16-of-24 passing for 231 yards and completed 10 straight second-half attempts to help the Seminoles (4-2, 2-2 ACC) improve to 15-0 against the Blue Devils (0-6, 0-4).

The Seminoles successfully bounced back from their 24-20 loss at North Carolina State nine days earlier which knocked them from the national rankings.

Florida State entered the Duke game after a loss for the third straight season, and once again the Seminoles took out their frustrations on the hapless Blue Devils, this time gaining 478 total yards.

Since the series started in 1992, Duke has held the Seminoles to fewer than 44 points only once (2004).

Carr finished with four receptions for 100 yards and caught touchdowns from Weatherford covering 33, 16 and 35 yards.

Weatherford also had a 9-yard scoring pass to De'Cody Fagg midway through the first quarter which was set up by Chris Davis' 51-yard punt return inside the 10.

Antone Smith ran 80 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the second half for Florida State.

Lawrence Timmons started the Seminoles' scoring by returning a fumble for a TD, and he later blocked an extra-point attempt.

Florida State used its defense to take control early. Duke's Thad Lewis fumbled on the fourth play from scrimmage, and Timmons scooped it up and rumbled 36 yards into the end zone to make it 7-0 just 1:17 into the game.

Weatherford had touchdown passes to Fagg and Carr on consecutive possessions later in the first quarter to extend the lead to 21-0.

Duke's offense continued to struggle, so twice the Blue Devils turned to their defense for points.

Cornerback John Talley returned a second-quarter interception 50 yards for a touchdown, but Florida State scored on the conversion attempt when Timmons blocked the extra-point try and Patrick Robinson returned it for two points.

Duke later scored on a safety when Vince Oghobaase tackled running back Lorenzo Booker in the end zone early in the third quarter, making it 30-8. Joe Surgan kicked a 40-yard field goal on Duke's following possession.

Justin Boyle ran 2 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter.

Lewis finished 19-of-41 passing for 255 yards with a 41-yard touchdown pass to Eron Riley in the final minute. But the Blue Devils finished with just 52 yards rushing, and didn't cross the Seminoles 35 until the final minute of the first half.

Xavier Lee played the second quarter and part of the fourth in place of Weatherford and was 7-of-13 passing for 90 yards with a late touchdown and three second-quarter interceptions. He was picked off twice by Talley.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FSU
DUKE
1st Downs2119
Total Yards478307
Passing321255
Rushing15752
Penalties11-1018-60
3rd Down Conversions6-117-19
4th Down Conversions1-10-3
Turnovers42
Possession23:2136:39

Passing Leaders

Florida StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Lee7/16905.613-
Weatherf...16/242319.640-
DukeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Lewis19/412556.210-

Rushing Leaders

Florida StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith48120.3180
Booker10454.5023
DukeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Boyette8253.107
Boyle9161.8110

Receiving Leaders

Florida StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fagg78011.4118
Carr410025.0335
DukeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Riley611018.3141
Drummer67212.0025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFSUDUKE
TD13:43LAWRENCE TIMMONS 36 YD DEFENSIVE FUMBLE RETURN (GARY CISMESIA KICK)70
TD6:09DE' CODY FAGG 9 YD PASS FROM DREW WEATHERFORD (GARY CISMESIA KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 8 yards.
140
TD0:23GREG CARR 33 YD PASS FROM DREW WEATHERFORD (GARY CISMESIA KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 72 yards.
210
SECOND QUARTERFSUDUKE
TD13:31JOHN TALLEY 50 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (BLOCKED XP)216
TD13:31PATRICK ROBINSON MISSED EXTRA POINT RETURN236
THIRD QUARTERFSUDUKE
TD14:30ANTONE SMITH 80 YD RUN (GARY CISMESIA KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 80 yards.
306
S10:50VINCE OGHOBAASE SAFETY308
FG8:52JOE SURGAN 40 YD FG
Drive info: 5 plays, 31 yards.
3011
TD5:00GREG CARR 16 YD PASS FROM DREW WEATHERFORD (GARY CISMESIA KICK)
Drive info: 11 plays, 84 yards.
3711
TD0:31JUSTIN BOYLE 2 YD RUN (MISSED KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 22 yards.
3717
FOURTH QUARTERFSUDUKE
TD12:57GREG CARR 35 YD PASS FROM DREW WEATHERFORD (GARY CISMESIA KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yards.
4417
TD6:18DAMON MCDANIEL 14 YD PASS FROM XAVIER LEE (GARY CISMESIA KICK)
Drive info: 9 plays, 56 yards.
5117
TD0:07ERON RILEY 41 YD PASS FROM THADDEUS LEWIS (JOE SURGAN KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 41 yards.
5124