"What this victory isn't likely to do is end criticism of Bowden and staff even though FSU (5-4 overall, 3-4 ACC) could still finish with at least eight wins, something the program has accomplished every season since 1986.
I don't think this will stop the criticism," Bowden said. ". . . That ain't going to quit."
"It had been so many games since Florida State held its opponent scoreless, defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews quit counting.
It had been 38 games since the Seminoles shut out Notre Dame in South Bend 37-0 during the 2003 season.
Cornerback Tony Carter jogged his coach's memory quickly, intercepting a pass for a touchdown on the game's opening drive, doing his part to rattle the Virginia offense and lead the Seminoles to a 33-0 win Saturday."
St. Pete Times
"For his part, Bowden wasn't ready to anoint Lee the starter for next week's game now that Weatherford showed he's healthy enough to play.
I'm going to buy time on that one," Bowden said. "I'm not sure exactly what we'll do. It kind of looks like it (would be Lee), but I've got to look at everything."
St. Pete Times
"Led by Lee's nearly perfect second half and an improving defense, Florida State rolled to a 33-0 victory against Virginia, validating the claims that Lee is the spark this program needed.
The sophomore quarterback overcame a shaky start to throw for 185 yards, all but 36 in the second half, including a 37-yard touchdown pass to Chris Davis as the Seminoles snapped a two-game losing streak."
Palm Beach Post
"Perhaps no one on the Seminoles' roster relished the win more than freshman defensive end Kevin McNeil. The former Camden County (Ga.) High School standout, who missed the first three games of the season while awaiting the outcome of an appeal to the NCAA over his initial eligibility, collected two of FSU's season-high six sacks.
You really don't appreciate the field until you get out there and paint it," McNeil said. "That's where I worked when the NCAA red-flagged me."
"For a long time, they hung in there pretty good," Groh said of his defenders. "But we didn't come up with enough plays. We didn't ever cause any disruption on the ball.Virginia, which came in with an ACC-best 28 sacks, failed to record at least one for the first time this season.
The Cavaliers also struggled in pass defense as the game went on. FSU wideout Chris Davis had a 37-yard TD catch, and Brandon Warren, Greg Carr and Charlie Graham had receptions of 29, 29 and 28 yards, respectively."
Richmond Times Dispatch
Sunday, November 05, 2006
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