1987 Florida State Seminoles Football Team
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1987 Florida State Seminoles Football Team
1987 Florida State Seminoles football
Florida State Seminoles old logo.svg
National champion (Berryman)
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 31-28 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1987 record11-1
Head coachBobby Bowden (12th season)
Offensive coordinatorWayne McDuffie (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorMickey Andrews (4th season)
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 60,519)
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami (FL)           12 0 0
No. 4 Syracuse           11 0 1
No. 2 Florida State           11 1 0
No. 15 South Carolina           8 4 0
Pittsburgh           8 4 0
Penn State           8 4 0
No. 17 Notre Dame           8 4 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Rutgers           6 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Memphis State           5 5 1
Northern Illinois           5 5 1
West Virginia           6 6 0
Tulane           6 6 0
Army           5 6 0
Boston College           5 6 0
East Carolina           5 6 0
Akron           4 7 0
Cincinnati           4 7 0
Louisville           3 7 1
Temple           3 8 0
Tulsa           3 8 0
Virginia Tech           2 9 0
Navy           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium. The team was selected national champion by Berryman.[1]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 57:00 p.m.Texas TechNo. 8W 40-1652,893
September 127:00 p.m.at East CarolinaNo. 8W 44-333,937
September 197:00 p.m.Memphis StateNo. 7
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 41-2450,191
September 261:00 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 6W 31-376,887
October 32:30 p.m.No. 3 Miami (FL)No. 4
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida (rivalry)
CBSL 25-2662,561
October 102:00 p.m.at Southern MissNo. 6W 61-1025,853
October 177:00 p.m.LouisvilleNo. 4
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 32-953,114
October 313:00 p.m.TulanedaggerNo. 4
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 73-1453,210
November 72:30 p.m.at No. 6 AuburnNo. 4CBSW 34-685,170
November 142:00 p.m.FurmanNo. 4
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 41-1050,087
November 2812:00 p.m.at FloridaNo. 3CBSW 28-1474,613
January 11:30 p.m.vs. No. 5 NebraskaNo. 3NBCW 31-2872,112
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[2]

Roster

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final
AP 8 8 7 6 4 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2
Coaches 14 11 7 8 4 8 7 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 2

Game summaries

Texas Tech

1 234Total
Red Raiders 13 300 16
Seminoles 13 1773 40

[3]

at East Carolina

1 234Total
Seminoles 3 131414 44
Pirates 0 300 3

[4]

Memphis State

1 234Total
Tigers 0 1077 24
Seminoles 21 3710 41
  • Date: September 19
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Game attendance: 50,191
Overall record Last meeting Result
7-7-1 1985 W 19-10

[5]

at Michigan State

1 234Total
Seminoles 0 71014 31
Spartans 0 300 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

[6]

Miami (FL)

1 234Total
#3 Miami 3 0815 26
#4 Florida State 0 1096 25
Overall record Last meeting Result
13-17 1986 L 23-41

[7]

at Southern Miss

1 234Total
Seminoles 21 101416 61
Golden Eagles 7 300 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
10-7-1 1986 W 49-13

[8]

Louisville

1 234Total
Cardinals 3 006 9
Seminoles 6 1277 32
  • Date: October 17
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Game attendance: 53,114

[9]

Tulane

1 234Total
Green Wave 7 007 14
Seminoles 7 31287 73
  • Date: October 31
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Game attendance: 53,210
Overall record Last meeting Result
4-0 1986 W 54-21

[10]

Auburn

1 234Total
Seminoles 14 1307 34
Tigers 0 330 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
1-12-1 1985 L 27-59

[11]

Furman

1 234Total
Furman 7 003 10
• Florida St 10 10714 41
  • Date: November 14
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Game attendance: 50,087

[12]

Florida

1 234Total
Seminoles 3 6118 28
Gators 7 700 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
6-22-1 1986 L 13-17

[13]

Fiesta Bowl

1 234Total
#5 Cornhuskers 14 0140 28
#3 Seminoles 0 2137 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
2-2 1986 L 17-34

[14]

References

  1. ^ 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). The National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 114-115. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Florida State Football - 1987 Year In Review". Nolefan.org. Retrieved .
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