Florida State Seminoles football, 1947–75

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The Florida State Seminoles football teams (1947 to 1975) represented Florida State University in the college football seasons of 1947 through 1975. The teams played their home games at Centennial Field from 1947 to 1949, and afterward at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. There were seven different coaches during this time, starting with Ed Williamson and ending with Darrell Mudra. The next year, 1976, Bobby Bowden became head coach.

Note: All rankings are AP rankings as of the day of the game.

1947[edit]

1947 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1947 record 0–5[1]
Head coach Ed Williamson (1st year)
Home stadium Centennial Field
Seasons
1948 »
Date Opponent Site Result
October 18 Stetson* Centennial Field • Tallahassee, FL L 6–14  
November 15 at Cumberland* Lebanon, TN L 0–6  
November 22 Tennessee Tech* Centennial Field • Tallahassee, FL L 6–27  
November 27 Troy State* Centennial Field • Tallahassee, FL L 6–36  
December 6 Jacksonville State* Centennial Field • Tallahassee, FL L 0–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1948[edit]

1948 Florida State Seminoles football
Dixie Conference Champions
Conference Dixie Conference
1948 record 7–1[1] (5–0 Dixie)
Head coach Don Veller (1st year)
Home stadium Centennial Field
Seasons
« 1947 1949 »

1948 was Don Veller's first year as Florida State's head coach. He coached for five seasons, and compiled a 31–12–1 record.

Date Opponent Site Result
October 9 Cumberland* Centennial Field • Tallahassee, FL W 30–0  
October 16 at Erskine* Due West, SC L 6–14  
October 23 at Millsaps Jackson, MS W 7–6  
October 30 at Stetson Spec Martin StadiumDeLand, FL W 18–7  
November 13 Mississippi College Centennial Field • Tallahassee, FL W 26–6  
November 20 Livingston State* Centennial Field • Tallahassee, FL W 12–6  
November 27 at Troy State Dothan, AL W 20–13  
December 4 Tampa Centennial Field • Tallahassee, FL W 33–12  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1949[edit]

1949 Florida State Seminoles football
Cigar Bowl Champions
Dixie Conference Champions
Conference Dixie Conference
1949 record 9–1[1] (5–0 Dixie)
Head coach Don Veller (2nd year)
Home stadium Centennial Field
Seasons
« 1948 1950 »

In 1949, the Seminoles went to their first bowl, the 1950 Cigar Bowl.

Date Opponent Site Result
October 1 Whiting Field NAS* Centennial Field • Tallahassee, FL W 74–0  
October 8 at Mississippi College Clinton, MS W 33–12  
October 15 Erskine* Centennial Field • Tallahassee, FL W 26–7  
October 22 at Sewanee* Harris Stadium • Sewanee, TN W 6–0  
October 29 vs. Stetson Jacksonville, FL W 33–14  
November 5 at Livingston State* Selma, AL L 6–13  
November 12 Millsaps Centennial Field • Tallahassee, FL W 40–0  
November 18 at Tampa Phillips FieldTampa, FL W 34–7  
November 26 Troy State Centennial Field • Tallahassee, FL W 20–0  
January 2, 1950 vs. Wofford* Phillips Field • Tampa, FL (Cigar Bowl) W 19–6  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1950[edit]

1950 Florida State Seminoles football
Dixie Conference Champions
Conference Dixie Conference
1950 record 8–0[2] (4–0 Dixie)
Head coach Don Veller (3rd year)
Home stadium Centennial Field
Seasons
« 1949 1951 »

1950 was the first undefeated season at Florida State. The second game, a victory against Randolph–Macon College, was the first game played at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Date Opponent Site Result
September 30 at Troy State* Veterans Memorial StadiumTroy, AL W 26–7  
October 7 Randolph–Macon* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 40–7  
October 14 Howard Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 20–6  
October 21 at Newberry* Newberry, SC W 24–0  
October 28 Sewanee* Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 14–8  
November 10 at Stetson Spec Martin StadiumDeLand, FL W 27–7  
November 17 Mississippi College Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 33–0  
November 24 Tampa Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 35–19  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1951[edit]

1951 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1951 record 6–2[2]
Head coach Don Veller (4th year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1950 1952 »

1951 was the beginning of the longstanding rivalry with Miami. The Hurricanes won the first meeting by a score of 35–13.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 29 Troy State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 40–0  
October 5 at Miami Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL L 13–35  
October 13 Delta State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 34–0  
October 20 Sul Ross State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 35–13  
October 27 Stetson Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 13–10  
November 3 at Jacksonville NAS Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL W 39–0  
November 10 Wofford Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 14–0  
November 17 Tampa Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 6–14  
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1952[edit]

1952 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1952 record 1–8–1[2]
Head coach Don Veller (5th year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1951 1953 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 27 Louisiana Tech Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 13–32  
October 4 Louisville Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 14–41  
October 10 VMI Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 7–28  
October 25 at NC State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC L 7–13  
November 1 vs. Stetson Tangerine BowlOrlando, FL T 6–6  
November 8 Southern Miss Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 21–50  
November 15 Furman Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 0–9  
November 22 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 0–30  
November 29 at Wofford Spartanburg, SC W 27–13  
December 6 Tampa Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 6–39  
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1953[edit]

1953 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1953 record 5–5[2]
Head coach Tom Nugent (1st year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1952 1954 »

The 1953 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1953 college football season. In 1953, Tom Nugent, the creator of the I formation, became head coach. He was coach for six years, and compiled a 34–28–1 record.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 25 at Miami (FL) Burdine StadiumMiami, FL (Rivalry) L 0–27  
October 3 Louisville Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 59–0  
October 10 Abilene Christian Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 7–20  
October 17 at Louisiana Tech Tech Stadium • Ruston, LA L 21–32  
October 31 VMI Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 12–7  
November 7 at Southern Mississippi Faulkner FieldHattiesburg, MS L 0–21  
November 14 Furman Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 7–14  
November 21 Stetson Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 13–6  
November 28 NC State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 23–13  
December 5 at Tampa Phillips FieldTampa, FL W 41–6  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1954[edit]

1954 Florida State Seminoles football
Sun Bowl, L 20–47 vs. Texas Western
Conference Independent
1954 record 8–4[2]
Head coach Tom Nugent (2nd year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1953 1955 »

The 1954 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1954 college football season.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 18 Georgia Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 0–14  
September 25 Abilene Christian Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 0–13  
October 2 at Louisville Manual Stadium • Louisville, KY W 47–6  
October 9 Villanova Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 52–13  
October 16 at NC State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC W 13–7  
October 23 at Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 0–33  
October 30 at VMI Lynchburg City Stadium • Lynchburg, VA W 33–19  
November 13 Furman Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 33–14  
November 20 at Stetson Spec Martin StadiumDeLand, FL W 47–6  
November 27 Southern Mississippi Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 19–18  
December 4 at Tampa Phillips FieldTampa, FL W 13–0  
January 1, 1955 vs. Texas Western Kidd FieldEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) L 20–47  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1955[edit]

1955 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1955 record 5–5[2]
Head coach Tom Nugent (3rd year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1954 1956 »

The 1955 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1955 college football season.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 17 NC State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 7–0  
September 30 at Miami (FL) Burdine StadiumMiami, FL (Rivalry) L 0–34  
October 8 Virginia Tech Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 20–24  
October 15 Georgia Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 14–47  
October 22 at #13 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 0–34  
November 5 Villanova Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 16–13  
November 11 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC W 19–6  
November 19 The Citadel Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 39–0  
November 25 at Southern Mississippi Faulkner FieldHattiesburg, MS L 6–21  
December 3 at Tampa Phillips FieldTampa, FL W 26–7  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1956[edit]

1956 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1956 record 5–4–1[2]
Head coach Tom Nugent (4th year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »

The 1956 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1956 college football season.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22 Ohio Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 47–7  
September 29 at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 0–3  
October 6 Virginia Tech Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 7–20  
October 13 at NC State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC W 14–0  
October 20 Wake Forest Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL T 14–14  
October 27 at Villanova Philadelphia Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 20–13  
November 2 at #9 Miami (FL) Burdine StadiumMiami, FL (Rivalry) L 7–20  
November 10 Furman Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 42–7  
November 17 Southern Mississippi Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 20–19  
November 24 at Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 7–13  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1957[edit]

1957 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1957 record 4–6[2]
Head coach Tom Nugent (5th year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1956 1958 »

The 1957 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1957 college football season.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 21 Furman Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 27–7  
September 28 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA L 7–20  
October 5 at Villanova Philadelphia Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PA L 7–21  
October 12 #13 NC State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 0–7  
October 19 Abilene Christian Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 34–7  
October 26 Virginia Tech Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 20–7  
November 8 Miami (FL) Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) L 13–40  
November 16 at Southern Mississippi Faulkner FieldHattiesburg, MS W 0–20  
November 23 #2 Auburn Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 7–29  
November 30 at Tampa Phillips FieldTampa, FL W 21–7  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1958[edit]

1958 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1958 record 7–4[2]
Head coach Tom Nugent (6th year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1957 1959 »

The 1958 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1958 college football season. 1958 was the beginning of the longstanding rivalry with Florida. The Gators won the first meeting by a score of 21–7.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 13 Tennessee Tech Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 22–7  
September 20 Furman Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 42–6  
September 26 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 3–17  
October 4 Wake Forest Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 27–24  
October 11 vs. Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL L 13–28  
October 18 Virginia Tech Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 28–0  
October 25 at Tennessee Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 10–0  
November 1 Tampa Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 43–0  
November 7 at Miami (FL) Burdine StadiumMiami, FL (Rivalry) W 17–6  
November 22 at #12 Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) L 7–21  
December 13 vs. #19 Oklahoma State Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY (Bluegrass Bowl) L 6–15  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1959[edit]

1959 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1959 record 4–6[2]
Head coach Perry Moss (1st year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1958 1960 »

The 1959 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1959 college football season.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19 Wake Forest Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 20–22  
September 26 The Citadel Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 47–6  
October 3 Miami (FL) Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) L 6–7  
October 10 at Virginia Tech Miles StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 7–6  
October 17 at Memphis State Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 6–16  
October 24 Richmond Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 22–6  
October 31 at #14 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 0–42  
November 14 William & Mary Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 0–9  
November 21 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) L 8–18  
November 28 at Tampa Phillips FieldTampa, FL W 33–0  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1960[edit]

1960 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1960 record 3–6–1[3]
Head coach Bill Peterson (1st year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1959 1961 »

The 1960 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1960 college football season. In 1960, Bill Peterson became head coach, and he coached 11 seasons, and compiled a 62–42–11 record.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 17 Richmond Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 28–0  
September 24 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) L 0–3  
October 1 Wake Forest Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 14–6  
October 8 at The Citadel Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC T 0–0  
October 15 at Southern Mississippi Ladd StadiumMobile, AL L 13–15  
October 22 William & Mary Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 22–0  
October 29 Kentucky Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 0–23  
November 4 at Miami (FL) Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) L 7–25  
November 12 Houston Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 6–7  
November 19 at #9 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 21–57  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1961[edit]

1961 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1961 record 4–5–1[3]
Head coach Bill Peterson (2nd year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1960 1962 »

The 1961 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1961 college football season.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 16 George Washington Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 15–7  
September 30 at #17 Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) T 3–3  
October 7 at #2 Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 0–33  
October 14 Georgia Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 3–0  
October 21 Richmond Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 13–7  
October 28 at Virginia Tech Miles StadiumBlacksburg, VA L 7–10  
November 4 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY L 0–20  
November 11 The Citadel Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 44–8  
November 18 Southern Mississippi Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 0–12  
November 25 at Houston Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 8–28  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1962[edit]

1962 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1962 record 4–3–3[3]
Head coach Bill Peterson (3rd year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1961 1963 »

The 1962 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1962 college football season.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 15 The Citadel Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 49–0  
September 22 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY T 0–0  
September 29 Furman Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 42–0  
October 5 at #9 Miami (FL) Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) L 6–7  
October 20 at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 18–0  
October 27 Virginia Tech Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 20–7  
November 3 Houston Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 0–7  
November 10 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA T 14–14  
November 17 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) L 7–20  
November 24 at Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL T 14–14  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1963[edit]

1963 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1963 record 4–5–1[3]
Head coach Bill Peterson (4th year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1962 1964 »

The 1963 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1963 college football season.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20 at Miami (FL) Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) W 24–0  
September 26 TCU Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 0–13  
October 12 Wake Forest Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 35–0  
October 19 at Southern Mississippi Ladd StadiumMobile, AL T 0–0  
October 26 Virginia Tech Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 23–31  
November 2 Furman Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 49–6  
November 9 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 7–15  
November 16 NC State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 14–0  
November 23 at #9 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 15–21  
November 30 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) L 0–7  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1964[edit]

1964 Florida State Seminoles football
Gator Bowl, W 36–19 vs. Oklahoma
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #11
1964 record 9–1–1[3]
Head coach Bill Peterson (5th year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1963 1965 »

The 1964 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1964 college football season. They were the first Seminole team to beat the rival Florida Gators.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19 at Miami (FL) Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) W 14–0  
September 26 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 10–0  
October 3 New Mexico State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 36–0  
October 10 #5 Kentucky Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 48–6  
October 17 at Georgia #10 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 17–14  
October 24 at Virginia Tech #10 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA L 11–20  
October 31 Southern Mississippi Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 34–0  
November 7 at Houston Rice StadiumHouston, TX T 13–13  
November 14 NC State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 28–6  
November 21 Florida Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) W 16–7  
January 2, 1965 vs. Oklahoma Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) W 36–19  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1965[edit]

1965 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1965 record 4–5–1[3]
Head coach Bill Peterson (6th year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1964 1966 »

The 1965 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1965 college football season.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 25 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX L 3–7  
October 2 Baylor Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 9–7  
October 9 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY L 24–26  
October 16 #5 Georgia Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 10–3  
September 23 at #2 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 0–21  
October 30 Virginia Tech Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 7–6  
November 6 Wake Forest Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 35–0  
November 13 at NC State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC L 0–3  
November 20 Houston Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL T 16–16  
November 27 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) L 17–30  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1966[edit]

1966 Florida State Seminoles football
Sun Bowl, L 20–28 vs. Wyoming
Conference Independent
1966 record 6–5[3]
Head coach Bill Peterson (7th year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1965 1967 »

The 1966 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1967 college football season.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 17 Houston Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 13–21  
September 24 at Miami (FL) Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) W 23–20  
October 8 #10 Florida Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) L 19–22  
October 15 at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 42–33  
October 22 Mississippi State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 10–0  
October 29 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA L 21–23  
November 5 at South Carolina Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC W 32–10  
November 12 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 21–37  
November 19 Wake Forest Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 28–0  
November 26 Maryland Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 45–21  
December 24 vs. Wyoming Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) L 20–28  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1967[edit]

1967 Florida State Seminoles football
Gator Bowl, T 17–17 vs. Penn State
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #15
1967 record 7–2–2[3]
Head coach Bill Peterson (8th year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1966 1968 »

The 1967 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1967 college football season.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 15 at Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX L 13–33  
September 23 at #2 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL T 37–37  
September 30 NC State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 10–20  
October 7 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 19–18  
October 14 South Carolina Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 17–0  
October 21 Texas Tech Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 28–12  
October 28 Mississippi State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 24–12  
November 4 at Memphis State Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 26–7  
November 11 Virginia Tech Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 38–15  
November 25 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) W 21–16  
December 30 vs. #10 Penn State Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) T 17–17  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1968[edit]

1968 Florida State Seminoles football
Peach Bowl, L 27–31 vs. LSU
Conference Independent
1968 record 8–3[3]
Head coach Bill Peterson (9th year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1967 1969 »

The 1968 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1968 college football season.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 21 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 24–14  
September 28 #5 Florida Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Rivalry) L 3–9  
October 5 #17 Texas A&M Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 20–14  
October 19 Memphis State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 20–10  
October 26 at South Carolina #20 Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC W 35–28  
November 2 Virginia Tech #18 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 22–40  
November 9 at Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, MS W 27–14  
November 16 at NC State Carter StadiumRaleigh, NC W 48–7  
November 23 Wake Forest Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 42–24  
November 29 vs. Houston Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL W 40–20  
December 30 vs. LSU #19 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) L 27–31  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1969[edit]

1969 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1969 record 6–3–1[3]
Head coach Bill Peterson (10th year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1968 1970 »

The 1969 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1969 college football season.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20 Wichita State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 24–0  
September 26 at Miami (FL) Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) W 16–14  
October 4 at #12 Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) L 6–21  
October 18 at Tulsa Skelly StadiumTulsa, OK W 38–20  
October 25 Mississippi Statedagger Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 20–17  
November 1 South Carolina Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 34–9  
November 8 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA T 10–10  
November 15 Memphis State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 26–28  
November 22 NC State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 33–22  
November 29 at #18 Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX L 13–41  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1970[edit]

1970 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1970 record 7–4[4]
Head coach Bill Peterson (11th year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1969 1971 »

The 1970 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1970 college football season.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 12 Louisville Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 9–7  
September 19 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 13–23  
September 26 Wake Forest Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 19–14  
October 10 Florida Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) L 27–38  
October 17 at Memphis State Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 12–16  
October 24 at South Carolina Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC W 21–13  
October 30 at Miami (FL) Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) W 27–3  
November 7 Clemson Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 38–13  
November 14 Virginia Tech Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 37–8  
November 21 Kansas State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 33–7  
November 26 vs. Houston Tampa StadiumTampa, FL L 21–53  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1971[edit]

1971 Florida State Seminoles football
Fiesta Bowl, L 38–45 vs. Arizona State
Conference Independent
1971 record 8–4[4]
Head coach Larry Jones (1st year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1970 1972 »

The 1971 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1971 college football season. Larry Jones was head coach, Steve Sloan was an assistant coach/offensive coordinator, and Bill Parcells coached the linebackers.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 11 vs. Southern Mississippi Ernest F. Ladd Memorial StadiumMobile, AL W 24–9  
September 18 at Miami (FL) Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) W 20–17  
September 25 Kansas Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 30–7  
October 2 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 17–3  
October 9 Mississippi Statedagger Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 27–9  
October 16 at Florida #19 Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) L 15–17  
October 23 South Carolina Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 49–18  
October 30 at Houston #19 AstrodomeHouston, TX L 7–14  
November 13 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 6–12  
November 20 Tulsa Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 45–10  
November 27 Pittsburgh Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 31–13  
December 27 vs. #8 Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) L 38–45  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1972[edit]

1972 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1972 record 7–4[4]
Head coach Larry Jones (2nd year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »

The 1972 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1972 college football season. The Seminoles began the season ranked #19 in the AP poll and rose to #13 (#20, #17, #16, #13 in the second through fifth weeks respectively) before falling out completely following their loss to Florida. They entered again at #17 after their victory against Colorado State, but dropped out again after the loss at Auburn.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 9 at Pittsburgh #19 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 19–7  
September 16 at Miami (FL) #20 Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) W 37–14  
September 23 Virginia Tech #17 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 27–15  
September 30 at Kansas #16 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 44–22  
October 7 at Florida #13 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) L 13–42  
October 14 at Mississippi State Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 25–21  
October 21 Colorado State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 37–0  
October 28 at #12 Auburn #17 Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 14–27  
November 4 Houston Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 27–31  
November 11 Tulsa Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 23–21  
November 18 at South Carolina Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC W 21–24  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1973[edit]

1973 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1973 record 0–11[4]
Head coach Larry Jones (3rd year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1972 1974 »

The 1973 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1973 college football season. Led by head coach Larry Jones the Seminoles finished the season winless with a record of 0–11.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 15 at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC L 7–9  
September 22 Kansas Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 0–28  
September 16 #18 Miami (FL) Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) L 10–14  
October 6 at Baylor Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 14–21  
October 13 Mississippi State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 12–37  
October 20 Memphis State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 10–13  
October 27 at San Diego State San Diego StadiumSan Diego, CA L 17–38  
November 3 at #18 Houston Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX L 3–34  
November 10 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA L 13–36  
November 17 South Carolina Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 12–52  
December 1 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) L 0–49  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1974[edit]

1974 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1974 record 1–10[4]
Head coach Darrell Mudra (1st year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1973 1975 »

The 1974 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1974 college football season. Led by head coach Darrell Mudra in his first season, the Seminoles finished the season with a record of 1–10.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 14 #13 Pittsburgh Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 6–9  
September 21 Colorado State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 7–14  
September 28 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS L 9–40  
October 5 Baylor Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 17–21  
October 12 at #3 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 7–8  
October 19 #14 Florida Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) L 14–24  
October 26 at #5 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 6–38  
November 2 at Memphis State Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 14–42  
November 8 at Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) W 21–14  
November 16 Virginia Tech Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 21–56  
November 3 #15 Houston Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 8–23  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1975[edit]

1975 Florida State Seminoles football
Conference Independent
1975 record 3–8[4]
Head coach Darrell Mudra (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Gary Grouwinkel
Defensive coordinator Pete Rodriguez
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
Seasons
« 1974 1976 »

The 1975 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1975 college football season. Led by head coach Darrell Mudra in his second season, the Seminoles finished the season with a record of 3–8.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 13 at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, TX L 20–31  
September 20 Utah State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 17–8  
September 27 Iowa State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 6–10  
October 4 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 0–30  
October 11 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA L 10–13  
October 18 at #14 Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) L 8–34  
October 25 Auburn Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 14–17  
November 1 at #18 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 43–7  
November 8 Memphis State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 14–17  
November 15 Miami (FL) Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) L 22–24  
November 22 at #18 Houston Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX W 33–22  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "FSU Football 1950–1959". Nolefan.org. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
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