November 27, 1993, Gainesville- Florida State concluded an 11-1 regular season by defeating arch-rival Florida for the sixth time in seven years, 33-21 at Florida Field. The victory came before a state record 85,507 fans and ended the Gators' 23 game winning streak at "the Swamp".
Charlie Ward led the Tribe offensive assault and put his signature on the Heisman Trophy by piling up 475 yards of total offense. The senior All-American completed an FSU record 38 passes in 53 attempts for 446 yards and four touchdowns. He finished his career with 19 FSU passing and total offense records.
The Gators then cut the lead to 27-21, driving 94 yards in just under three minutes. After several fourth down conversions, Jack Jackson scored on a juggling 31 yard reception with 5:52 remaining in the game.
Who can forget the Ward to Dunn pass play that broke the Gator's spirit? With momentum on the Gators' side and the Florida crowd deafening, Ward hooked up with his roommate for the play of the game. After his first two passes were batted down, Ward faced third and 10 from his own 21.
On the play action fake, Ward eluded a pair of defenders as he rolled to his left, then lofted a soft toss toward Warrick Dunn on the left sideline. The freshman caught the ball in stride, picked up a key block from Vanover and raced down the sidelines for a 79 yard score and a 33-21 FSU lead.
The Florida State defense returned to its early season form, sacking Gator quarterbacks six times and stuffing the Florida rushing game. The Gators were held to minus 33 yards on the ground, an FSU record, and All-America running back Errict Rhett was limited to just seven yards on seven carries.
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