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1 Who ran the famous "Puntrooskie" play against Clemson in 1988?
Answer: LeRoy Butler

Tied at 21 with 1:50 left in the game, FSU ran a fake punt on 4th and 4 from their own 21 yard line which resulted in a first and goal from the Clemson 1 yard line. Richie Andrews 19 yard field goal gave the Seminoles a 24-21 win.
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
2 When Florida State won the national championship in 1993, who was their quarterback?
Answer: Charlie Ward

Charlie Ward went on to become the Heisman trophy winner, but surprisingly was never drafted in the NFL.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
3 What is the name of the stadium Florida State plays in?
Answer: Doak Campbell Stadium

The stadium holds about 80,000 people.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football
4 Who intercepted and scored a touchdown on Elvis Grbac's first play of the game, on September 28, 1991 in Ann Arbor, in route to a 51-31 Seminole win?
Answer: Terrell Buckley

Terrell Buckley set the tone as FSU's 51 points that day are the most ever scored by a Wolverine opponent in Ann Arbor.
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
5 What is the name of Florida State's mascot?
Answer: Chief Osceola

The Chief rides out with Renegade, his horse, to pump up the crowd at Doak Campbell Stadium.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
6 In what city is Florida State located?
Answer: Tallahassee

Tallahassee in Florida.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football
7 On October 17, 1992, with FSU trailing 13-24 late in the fourth quarter at Georgia Tech, which Seminole quarterback lead the rally to defeat GT 27-24 and capture Florida State's first ACC title?
Answer: Charlie Ward

With 3:20 remaining, Ward's 5 yard TD run cut the lead to 20-24. After recovering an onside kick, Ward hit Kez McCorvey, with 1:42 remaining, for the go ahead score and the defense sealed the 27-24 victory giving FSU its first ACC title.
    Your options: [ Danny Kanell ] [ Casey Weldon ] [ Charlie Ward ] [ Brad Johnson ]
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
8 Which team did Bobby Bowden coach for before he took the job at FSU in 1976?
Answer: West Virginia

Bowden used this 2nd tier program as a stepping stone to become a legend in Tallahassee.
    Your options: [ Pittsburgh ] [ Alabama ] [ East Carolina ] [ West Virginia ]
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
9 How many National Championships did Florida State win in the 1990s?
Answer: 2

One in 1993 and one in 1999.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football
10 Which Seminole defender outscored FSU's first four opponents in the 1993 National Championship season?
Answer: Derrick Brooks

Linebacker Derrick Brooks scored three touchdowns in the first four games outscoring the FSU opponents 18-14.
    Your options: [ Derrick Alexander ] [ Marvin Jones ] [ Derrick Brooks ] [ Clifton Abraham ]
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
11 What true freshman kicker hit the game winning field goal against Nebraska in the 1994 Orange Bowl, to win FSU's first National Championship?
Answer: Scott Bentley

FSU trailed 16-15 with 21 seconds left in the game when Scott Bentley hit a 22 yard field goal, his fourth of the game, and gave FSU an 18-16 win and the 1993 National Championship.
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
12 In what year did Bobby Bowden reach the first bowl with FSU?
Answer: 1977

His first bowl with the 'Noles was the Tangerine Bowl.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
13 Who was the Florida State quarterback that passed for record yards in 2000?
Answer: Chris Weinke
  From Quiz: Florida State Football
14 On November 26, 1994, trailing 31-3 in the fourth quarter to the Florida Gators, which FSU quarterback orchestrated the 28 point "Comeback" to tie the game 31-31?
Answer: Danny Kanell

Danny Kanell went 18/22 for 232 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Seminoles then defeated the Gators 23-17 in what was known as, "The Fifth Quarter" in the 1995 Sugar Bowl.
    Your options: [ Brad Johnson ] [ Casey Weldon ] [ Danny Kanell ] [ Charlie Ward ]
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
15 Which FSU player was kicked off the team in 1999 for a second rules violation?
Answer: Coles

He and Peter Warrick were caught stealing from a department store in the Tallahassee area.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
16 Who became the first running back in FSU history to record three 1,000 yard rushing seasons?
Answer: Warrick Dunn

Warrick Dunn finished his career as the Seminoles' leader in rushing yards (3,959), yards per carry (6.9), all-purpose yards (5,321), and 100-yard games (21).
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
17 Who was the leading scorer for FSU in the 1999 title season with 116 points?
Answer: Sebastian Janikowski

Janikowski set a Florida State record with the number of points he scored.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
18 Which team did Florida State not play at all in the 1990s in the ACC?
Answer: Virginia Tech

It was VT, because they were not in the ACC in the 1990s.
    Your options: [ Virginia Tech ] [ Clemson ] [ Wake Forest ] [ Duke ]
  From Quiz: Florida State Football
19 FSU boasts the first two-time Lou Groza award winner. Who is it?
Answer: Sebastian Janikowski

The "Polish Powderkeg" set multiple school records including the longest field goal which was a 56 yarder.
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
20 What is the first ACC-league game that Florida State has lost?
Answer: Virginia

Since then Florida State has also lost league games to NC State and North Carolina.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
21 What was the home game winning streak at FSU from 1992 to 2001?
Answer: 54

They were undefeated at home for ten years.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football
22 In 2001 which NFL team had five FSU players on their roster (this number led the league)?
Answer: Tampa Bay

Fitting that most of these Seminole players stay in Florida to play pro ball.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
23 How many of Bobby Bowden's sons assisted in coaching at Florida State?
Answer: 3

Jeff Bowden, Tome Bowden and Terry Bowden.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football
24 What was Steve Spurrier's record against FSU in games played in Tallahassee?
Answer: 0-5-1

Steve Spurrier went 0-5-1 against Bobby Bowden's Seminoles in Tallahassee. The Gators 1996 National Championship team didn't even beat the Noles in Tallahassee.
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
25 Who was the only FSU player to receive first team Playboy All-American honors in 1995-96?
Answer: Warrick Dunn

Congrats, Warrick Dunn. Hopefully they let you go to the Playboy Mansion.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
26 What NFL team did these former FSU players get drafted to, Peter Warrick and Ron Dugans?
Answer: Cincinnati Bengals
  From Quiz: Florida State Football
27 Which classic bowl game did Florida State defeat Auburn 13-7 in 1989?
Answer: Sugar Bowl

Bobby Bowden's son Terry later took a head coaching job with the Tigers. He then joined ABC as a college football commentator.
    Your options: [ Orange Bowl ] [ Cotton Bowl ] [ Fiesta Bowl ] [ Sugar Bowl ]
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
28 In FSU's first 12 seasons in the ACC, how many ACC titles did they win?
Answer: 11

FSU won 11 ACC titles in it's first 12 years in the league.(9 outright and 2 co-championships) The 2001 ACC title was captured by Maryland. FSU defeated that MD team 52-31 but, because FSU lost to both NC State and UNC that year, the title went to the Terps.
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
29 What is the name of the Florida State marching band?
Answer: marching chiefs

This question is a bit obscure, but a must-know for a true FSU fan.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
30 In it's first 12 seasons in the ACC, what was FSU's record against conference opponents?
Answer: 90-6

FSU went 90-6 in it's first 12 years in the ACC.
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
31 FSU was the winningest college football program in the 90s. What was their record?
Answer: 109-13-1

Can you say "Dominant"?
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
32 Who did Florida State play in the 1998 Fiesta Bowl?
Answer: Tennessee

This was the national title game when Florida State got pounded by Tee Martin and the Vols.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
33 FSU set a NCAA record for most consecutive bowl victories. What is that total?
Answer: 11

Bobby Bowden and FSU won 11 consecutive bowl games from 1985-1996. They also hold the record for most consecutive bowls without a loss at 14.
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
34 In 2000-01 season, by what figure did FSU outscore their opponents by?
Answer: 509 to 123

Wow, complete and utter domination. In my mind, Florida State has the best mixture of a potent offense and a stingy defense.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
35 FSU set a record for most consecutive top 5 finishes. What is that total?
Answer: 14

The Bobby Bowden lead Seminoles finished the season ranked #4 or higher in the final polls for 14 straight years from 1987-2000.
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
36 What is the name of Florida State's famous Defensive Coordinator?
Answer: Mickey Andrews

Mickey Andrews has created a tradition at Florida State of punishing defenses. Luckily his dedication to the program has allowed him to stay.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
37 FSU set a NCAA record for most consecutive seasons with 10 or more wins. What is that total?
Answer: 14

Bobby Bowden lead FSU to 10 or more wins for 14 consecutive years from 1987-2000.
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
38 Quarterback Chris Rix is from which state?
Answer: California

Although Rix was thrown to the lions in his freshman year with mixed results, he should prove to be a complete quarterback in the ensuing years.
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
39 Samari Rolle was ranked #__________ in interceptions in 1997.
Answer: 2

Samari Rolle has gone on to become a key defensive player for the Tennessee Titans.
    Your options: [ 3 ] [ 1 ] [ 4 ] [ 2 ]
  From Quiz: Florida State Football Forever
40 ___________ is known as "The Voice of the Seminoles"?
Answer: Gene Deckerhoff

Gene Deckerhoff is one of the first four announcers ever inducted
into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.
  From Quiz: Seminole Dynasty
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