The 1989 season kicked off on a sour note as Florida State dropped two in a row. But by November the Noles had improved enough to earn a Fiesta Bowl invite. A relieved Coach Bowden quipped that "After our first two games, I thought we might be in the Siesta Bowl, not the Fiesta." 1989 was a rematch of the '87 Fiesta when FSU won in the final minutes on a dramatic TD bomb from Danny McManus to Ronald Lewis. But this time the Noles would make it look easy, clocking Nebraska 41-17. Peter Tom Willis made his final game in Garnet & Gold one to remember, tossing for 422 yards and five touchdowns. It capped off the best season of any FSU quarterback before him.