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Individual Records

Total Offense

402 – Matt Cavanaugh (Pittsburgh) vs. Clemson, Dec. 30, 1977, (387 pass, 15 rush)

5 – Steve Tensi (Florida State) vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 2, 1965, (5 pass)

Passing

69 – Graham Harrell (Texas Tech) vs. Virginia, Jan. 1, 2008, (44 comp.)
53 – Kim Hammond (Florida State) vs. Penn State, Dec. 30, 1967, (37 comp.)

44 – Graham Harrell (Texas Tech) vs. Virginia, Jan. 1, 2008, (69 att.)
37 – Kim Hammond (Florida State) vs. Penn State, Dec. 30, 1967, (53 att.)

4 Interceptions each game

  1. Todd Ellis (South Carolina) vs. LSU, Dec. 31, 1987
  2. Chuck Long (Iowa) vs. Florida, Dec. 30, 1983
  3. Kim Hammond (Florida State) vs. Penn State, Dec. 30, 1967
  4. Steve Tensi (Florida State) vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 2, 1965

407 – Graham Harrell (Texas Tech) vs. Virginia, Jan. 1, 2008, (69 att./44 comp.)
387 – Matt Cavanaugh (Pittsburgh) vs. Clemson, Dec. 30, 1977, (23 att. /36 comp.)

5 – Steve Tensi (Florida State) vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 2, 1965

99 – Tommy Armstrong to Quincy Enunwa, Nebraska vs Georgia, January 1, 2014

Rushing

35 – Lenny Snow (Georgia Tech) vs. Texas Tech, Dec. 31, 1965, (136 yds.)

216 – Floyd Little (Syracuse) vs. Tennessee, Dec. 31, 1966, (29 att.)

96 – Mikell Simpson (Virginia) vs. Texas Tech, Jan. 1, 2008
76 – Kendrick Jones (Tennessee) vs. Virginia Tech, Dec. 30, 1994

3 Touchdown Runs

  1. Lee Suggs (Virginia Tech) vs. Clemson, Jan. 1, 2001
  2. James Stewart (Tennessee) vs. Virginia Tech, Dec. 30, 1994
  3. Mike Gaddis (Oklahoma) vs. Virginia, Dec. 29, 1991
  4. Terry McMillian (Missouri) vs. Alabama, Dec. 28, 1968
  5. Bobby Cavazos (Texas Tech) vs. Auburn, Jan. 1, 1954
  6. Lu Gambino (Maryland) vs. Georgia, Jan. 1, 1948

99 – Andre Debose (Florida) vs Ohio State, January 2, 2012

Receiving

14 – Ron Sellers (Florida State) vs. Penn State, Dec. 30, 1967, (145 yds.)

252 – Andre Rison (Michigan State) vs. Georgia, Jan. 1, 1989, (9 rec.)

4 – Fred Biletnikoff (Florida State) vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 2, 1965, (13 rec. / 192 yds.)

Interceptions

4 – Jim Dooley (Miami) vs. Clemson, Jan. 1, 1952

90 – (TD) Charlie Brembs (South Carolina) vs. Wake Forest, Jan. 1, 1946

Punting

11 – Tim Kilpatrick (North Carolina State) vs. Florida, Dec. 31, 1992

50.0 – Nic Schmitt Louisville vs. (Virginia Tech), Jan. 2, 2006, (6 punts/ 300 yds.)

76 – Bobby Joe Green (Florida) vs. Mississippi, Dec. 27, 1958

Punt Returns

9 Returns

  1. Buzy Rosenberg (Georgia) vs. North Carolina, Dec. 31, 1971
  2. Monty Duncan (Florida) vs. N.C. State, Dec. 31, 1992

Kickoff Returns

99 – Andre Debose (Florida) vs Ohio State, Jan. 2, 2012

4 – Dustin Hopkins (Florida State) vs. West Virginia, Jan. 1, 2010

51 – Brian Lee (Ole Miss) vs. Michigan, Jan. 1, 1991

6 PATs

  1. John Becksvoort (Tennessee) vs. Virginia Tech, Dec. 30, 1994
  2. Scott Blanton (Oklahoma) vs. Virginia, Dec. 29, 1991, (6 att.)

24 Points

  1. James Stewart (Tennessee) vs. Virginia Tech, Dec. 30, 1994
  2. Fred Biletnikoff (Florida State) vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 2, 1965

4 Touchdowns

  1. James Stewart (Tennessee) vs. Virginia Tech, Dec. 30, 1994
  2. Fred Biletnikoff (Florida State) vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 2, 1965

95 – Ronnie Fletcher to Ben Hart, (Oklahoma) vs. Florida State, Jan. 2, 1965

By the Numbers: Top Individual Performances

A Recap of TaxSlayer Gator Bowl History
Rank Name School Year ATT YDS AVG TD
1. Floyd Little Syracuse 1966 29 216 7.4 1
2. Tony Smith Florida State 1985 24 201 8.4 0
3. Leon Washington Florida State 2005 12 195 16.3 1
4. Erric Rhett Florida 1992 30 182 6.0 0
5. Greg Cook Missouri 1967 27 179 6.6 1
6. Lu Gambino Maryland 1948 22 175 7.9 3
7. Noel Devine West Virginia 2010 16 168 10.5 1
8. Jimmy Poulos Georgia 1971 20 161 8.0 1
9. Thurman Thomas Oklahoma State 1984 32 155 4.8 1
Rank Name School Year ATT COMP TD YDS
1. Graham Harrell Texas Tech 2008 69 44 3 407
2. Matt Cavanaugh Pittsburgh 1977 36 23 4 387
3. Scott McBrien Maryland 2004 33 21 3 381
4. Kim Hammond Florida State 1967 53 37 1 361
5. Pat Sullivan Auburn 1971 43 27 2 351
6. Chip Ferguson Florida State 1985 43 20 2 338
7. Cale Gundy Oklahoma 1991 31 25 2 329
8. Chris Rix Florida State 2002 25 12 2 326
9. Donavan McNabb Syracuse 1996 23 13 3 309
10. Brad Taylor Arkansas 1981 21 14 2 307
11. Todd Ellis South Carolina 1987 47 28 0 304
12. Steve Tensi Florida State 1965 36 23 5 303
Rank Name School Year NO YDS AVG TD
1. Andre Rison Michigan State 1989 9 252 28 3
2. Javon Walker Florida State 2002 4 195 48.8 2
3. Fred Bilitnikoff Florida State 1665 13 192 14.8 4
4. Marvin Harrison Syracuse 1996 7 173 24.7 2
5. Derek Holloway Arkansas 1981 4 171 42.8 1
6. Desmond Howard Michigan 1991 6 167 17.8 2
7. Ben Hart Oklahoma 1965 6 165 27.5 1
8. Gordan Jones Pittsburgh 1977 10 163 16.3 1
9. Andre Davis Va. Tech 2002 5 158 31.6 1

By the Numbers: Longest Scoring Plays

A Recap of TaxSlayer Gator Bowl History
Name Kickoff or Interception
Greg Allen 95-yard kickoff return (Florida State 1982)
Charlie Brembs 90-yard interception return (South Carolina 1946)
Howard Ehler 69-yard interception return (Florida State 1965)
Name 50+ Yard TD Passes
Quincy Enunwa 99 yard pass from Tommy Armstrong (Nebraska 2014)
Ben Hart 95-yard pass from Ronnie Fletcher (Oklahoma 1965)
Lawrence Williams 79-yard pass from Joe Barnes (Texas Tech 1973)
Javon Walker 77-yard pass from Chris Rix (Florida State 2002)
Derek Holloway 66-yard pass from Brad Taylor (Arkansas 1981)
Desmond Howard 63-yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Michigan 1991)
Al Phillips 63-yard pass from Howard Turner (NC State 1947)
Octavus Barnes 62-yard pass from Chris Keldorf (North Carolina 1998)
Tito Gonzales 57-yard pass from Pat White (West Virginia 2006)
Ira Holloway 57-yard pass from Mike Hold (South Carolina 1984)
Marvin Harrison 56-yard pass from Donovan Mcnabb (Syracuse 1996)
Andre Davis 55-yard pass from Grant Noel (Virginia Tech 2002)
Dez White 55-yard pass from Joe Hamilton (Georgia Tech 1999)
Andre Rison 55-yard pass from Bobby Mcallister (Michigan State 1989)
Anthony Carter 53-yard pass from John Wangler (Michigan 1979)
Paul Erwin 52-yard pass from Jack Kirkpatrick (Texas Tech 1954)
Name 50+ Yard TD Runs
Mikell Simpson 96-yard run (Texas Tech 2008)
Leon Washington 69-yard run (Florida State 2005)
Joe Auer 68-yard run (Georgia Tech 1961)
Bobby Cavazos 59-yard run (Texas Tech 1954)
Marvin Tibbetts 51-yard run (Georgia Tech 1960)
Name 50+ Yard FG
Brian Lee 51-yards (Ole Miss 1991)