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1987 Florida State Seminoles football team

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 champsion by Berryman.[1]

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           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
Navy           2 9 0
Virginia Tech           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

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.Tulane No. 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
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[2]

Season summaryEdit

Texas TechEdit

1 234Total
Texas Tech 13 300 16
• Florida St 13 1773 40

[3]

East CarolinaEdit

1 234Total
• Florida St 3 131414 44
East Carolina 0 300 3

[4]

Memphis StEdit

1 234Total
Memphis St 0 1077 24
• Florida St 21 3710 41
  • Date: September 19
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Game attendance: 50,191

[5]

Michigan StEdit

1 234Total
• Florida St 0 71014 31
Michigan St 0 300 3

[6]

Miami (FL)Edit

1 234Total
Miami (FL) 3 0815 26
• Florida St 0 10914 33
  • Date: October 3
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Game attendance: 62,561

[7]

Southern MissEdit

1 234Total
• Florida St 21 101416 61
Southern Miss 7 300 10

[8]

LouisvilleEdit

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

[9]

TulaneEdit

1 234Total
Tulane 7 007 14
• Florida St 7 31287 73
  • Date: October 31
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Game attendance: 53,210

[10]

AuburnEdit

1 234Total
• Florida St 14 1307 34
Auburn 0 330 6

[11]

FurmanEdit

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

[12]

FloridaEdit

1 234Total
• Florida St 3 6118 28
Florida 7 700 14

[13]

Fiesta BowlEdit

1 234Total
Nebraska 14 0140 28
• Florida St 0 2137 31

[14]

RosterEdit

1987 Florida State Seminoles football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
  • 22 Edgar Bennett FB 6-2 198 Fr Jacksonville (Lee)
  • 50 John Brown OT 6-4 279 So-R
69 Joey Ionata OT 6-3 260 Jr-R * Dunedin (Dunedin) 45 Reggie Johnson TE 6-2 234 Fr-R Pensacola (Escambia) 10 Brady Jones TB 5-10 194 So 23 Pat White WR 6-2 196 So-R Tampa (Hillsborough)
Pos. # Name Class
WR 8 Terry Anthony So
G 61 Jim Bekas Fr
TB 13 Dexter Carter So
TE 85 Pat Carter Sr
WR 29 Lawrence Dawsey   Fr
WR 1 Scott DiMare   So
T 73 Anthony Johnson Jr
QB 14 Brad Johnson Fr
RB 33 Sammie Smith So
QB 11 Casey Weldon Fr
TE 87 Gaylon White   Sr
WR 82 Randy White   Sr
QB 4 Peter Tom Willis So
Defense 47 Kevin Grant OLB 6-2 212 So-R * Ocala (Forest)
  • 21 John Hadley FS 6-4 208 Jr-R ** Orlando (Evans)
  • 53 Odell Haggins ILB 6-3 244 So-R
  • 93 Shelton Thompson OLB 6-3 241 So-R
Pos. # Name Class
DB 6 LeRoy Butler So
CB 32 Martin Mayhew   Sr
LB 38 Paul McGowan Sr
DT 74 Henry Ostaszewski Fr
DT 75 Joe Ostaszewski Fr
LB 48 David Palmer Sr
CB 2 Deion Sanders Jr
CB 22 Curtis Thomas Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 12 Rick Tuten Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). The National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 114–115. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
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