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The top 100 FSU football plays: No. 49—Warrick Dunn sets TD record in style

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Warrick Dunn...Touchdown! A new, Florida State record!

Warrick Dunn
Miami Herald.

Date: November 16th, 1996

Location: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

Opponent: Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

This is the play that cemented (at the time) Warrick Dunn as the best running back in Florida State history. 8-0, third-ranked FSU is hosting No. 25 Southern Miss and at this point in the season, aside from a one-score victory over 14th ranked Virginia, FSU is just beating the paint off of everyone on the schedule.

Senior Warrick Dunn is having a year to remember already accountngi for 996 all-purpose yards and 9 touchdowns in 8 games. Entering the match-up vs. Southern Miss he needed three touchdowns to set FSU’s all-time career record for touchdowns.

The first would come in the first quarter, a four-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 7-7. The second would come early in the third quarter, a 15-yard run to give FSU a 30-14. A Scott Bentley field goal would make it 33 to 14 when FSU gets the ball back and then this happened:

Dunn tiptoes down the sideline, he cuts back across the field, he somersaults into the end zone and when he finally gets a chance to stand up after being mobbed by his teammates he realizes: He’s the most prolific skill scorer in Florida State history.

This won’t be the last play in which Warrick Dunn tip toes down the sideline, nor have the national importance of thatone but it is icing on the cake of an immaculate career.