Quarterback Rick Stockstill passed for 299 yards and two touchdowns to lead underdog Florida State to a 36-27 victory over seventh-ranked Ohio State yesterday in Columbus, despite a record-setting performance by Buckeye quaterback Art Schlichter.
Stockstill completed 25 of 41 attempts and threw scoring passes of 14 yards to Tony Johnson and seven yards to Sam Childers. The Seminoles (3-1), playing a Big 10 opponent for the first time, took a 23-21 lead at the half and scored twice in the third period.
Schlichter completed 31 of 52 passes for 458 yards and two scores. The senior broke single-game school records for attempts, completions and yardage. Ohio State dropped to 3-1.
The lead changed six times in the first half. Florida State took a 23-21 lead at the half when Stockstill ended a 74-yard drive with his scoring pass to Johnson.
Florida State made it 30-21 on its first possession of the second half, moving 88 yards in 11 plays. Stockstill ended the drive with his touchdown pass to Childers.
Later in the period, the Seminoles stopped Ohio State on a first-and-goal situation at the two, then drove 99 yards, with Rick Williams scoring from the three.