SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Florida State erupted for 21 points in the fourth quarter Wednesday night to beat UCLA, 44-27, at the Emerald Bowl in San Francisco.
The 21-point fourth quarter gave FSU a 31-7 scoring advantage in the second half.
Drew Weatherford passed for one touchdown and 325 yards; Lorenzo Booker scored twice on 22 carries for 91 yards and added five receptions for 117 yards; Greg Carr scored once on four catches for 88 yards; Gary Cismesia kicked three field goals; while Tony Carter returned a fourth quater interception 85 yards for a touchdown for the Seminoles (7-6), who kept Coach Bobby Bowden from his first losing season since he came to the school in 1976.
It was FSU's 25th straight bowl appearance.
Pete Cowan passed for two touchdowns and 240 yards; Chris Markey gained 144 yards on 19 carries; Chane Moline rushed for one touchdown; while Junior Taylor and Brandon Breazell both caught scoring passes for the Bruins (7-6), who had a thre-game winning streak broken.