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10/06: Today in FSU History, A Louisville Destruction | FSU History

Mark_LylesThe October 6th, 1979 game versus Louisville was one of the most dominating performances in the early years of Bobby Bowden – at Florida State.  In Bobby Bowden’s fourth season, FSU traveled to Louisville, Kentucky for the first time since 1954 and was only the 5th meeting all-time.

In a game controlled by the Seminole defense, 11 of FSU’s 27 points came from the defensive side of the ball.  On the game – Louisville rushed for 7 yards on 34 attempts, passed for 86 yards on 19 attempts, finishing with 93 total yards on 53 yards. (1.75 avg/play)

Outside of the defense – FSU was lead offensively by running back Mark Lyles who had 22 rushes for 118 yards. 

Interestingly enough – in this game, current Middle Tennessee State University Head Coach, Rick Stockstill would get in to throw a single pass as well as one of the most unique names in FSU history Gator Cherry would have a reception for 15 yards.