The Sugar Bowl was played on January 1, Ohio State entered the game ranked number 10 in the nation at 10—2, whereas Florida State was ranked at fourth in the nation with a 10—1 mark. Ohio State scored the first points of the contest with a yard field goal from kicker Dan Stultz, giving the Buckeyes an early 3—0 lead. Later in the first quarter, quarterback Thad Busby threw a yard touchdown pass to wide receiver E. Green , giving the Seminoles a 7—3 lead. In the second quarter, Busby scored on a 9-yard touchdown run increasing the Seminole lead to 14—3.
1998 Michigan Wolverines football team
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Dan Stultz was an all-around athlete who lettered in both basketball and track at Orrville High, but the OHS graduate made his biggest impact when his right foot met the football. In football, he lettered four times, and then went on to play in both the Ohio North-South and Big 33 football games following his senior season. When he graduated, he held just about every kicking record, including most career field goals, most field goals in a season, and the longest FG in school history, a yarder against Mansfield Madison in His yarder in the state title game was also the longest ever, and he was named first-team All-Ohio as both a junior and senior.
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As Baltimore kicker Steve Hauschka lined up a last-second field-goal attempt in the Metrodome last week -- a yard kick that would have given the visiting Ravens a one-point win over the Minnesota Vikings -- one TV viewer felt like he was down on the field with Hauschka. Late game-winning field goals are something of a rarity in the long history of Ohio State football. The Buckeyes, being the better team most weeks, tend to avoid close calls. If anything, it is the off-target field goal that stands out, including three fourth-quarter misses by Michigan kicker Mike Lantry in the and '74 games.
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