1978 Florida State Seminoles football team

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1978 Florida State Seminoles football
FSU Seminoles.svg
Conference Independent
1978 record 8–3
Head coach Bobby Bowden (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator George Henshaw
Defensive coordinator Jack Stanton
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium (Capacity: 47,413)
Seasons
« 1977 1979 »
1978 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Penn State           11 1 0
North Texas           9 2 0
East Carolina           9 3 0
Navy           9 3 0
#7 Notre Dame           9 3 0
Rutgers           9 3 0
Florida State           8 3 0
Temple           7 3 1
Pittsburgh           8 4 0
Holy Cross           7 4 0
Louisville           7 4 0
UNLV           7 4 0
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Northeast Louisiana           6 4 1
Georgia Tech           7 5 0
Hawaii           6 5 0
Miami           6 5 0
South Carolina           5 5 1
William & Mary           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Northwestern State           5 6 0
Villanova           5 6 0
Army           4 6 1
Memphis State           4 7 0
Tulane           4 7 0
Virginia Tech           4 7 0
Air Force           3 8 0
Colgate           3 8 0
Richmond           3 8 0
Syracuse           3 8 0
Illinois State           2 9 0
West Virginia           2 9 0
Boston College           0 11 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Florida State Seminoles football team represented the Florida State University in the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 at Syracuse #17 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 28–0   24,272
September 16 Oklahoma State #16 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 38–20   40,338
September 23 at Miami #13 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Miami–Florida State rivalry) ABC W 31–21   25,002
September 30 Houston #10 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 21–27   41,142
October 7 Cincinnati #18 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 26–21   39,599
October 14 at Mississippi State #15 Scott FieldStarkville, MS L 27–55   36,000
October 21 at #16 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 3–7   55,104
October 28 at Southern Miss M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS W 38–16   23,248
November 11 Virginia Tech Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 24–14   38,654
November 18 Navydagger Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC W 38–6   45,795
November 25 Florida Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Battle for the Governor's Cup) W 38–21   48,432
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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