1991 Florida State Seminoles football team

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1991 Florida State Seminoles football
FSU Seminoles.svg
Cotton Bowl Champions
Cotton Bowl, W, 10–2 vs. Texas A&M
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #4
1991 record 11–2
Head coach Bobby Bowden (16th year)
Offensive coordinator Brad Scott
Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium (Capacity: 60,519)
Seasons
« 1990 1992 »
1991 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 East Carolina         11 1 0
#4 Florida State         11 2 0
#3 Penn State         11 2 0
#21 Tulsa         10 2 0
Louisiana Tech         8 1 2
#13 Notre Dame         10 3 0
Akron         5 6 0
Memphis         5 6 0
Army         4 7 0
Cincinnati         4 7 0
Southern Miss         4 7 0
South Carolina         3 6 2
Southwestern Louisiana         2 8 1
Louisville         2 9 0
Northern Illinois         2 9 0
Arkansas State         1 10 0
Navy         1 10 0
Tulane         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1991 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Florida State finished the season ranked #4 in both polls. They started the season ranked a the top of the polls, but were dropped in the rankings after Wide Right I. The Seminoles offense scored 449 points while the defense allowed 188 points. After the completion o the regular season, they competed in the Cotton Bowl Classic.

Quarterback Casey Weldon was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.

Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 9:00 PM vs. #19 BYU* #1 Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Pigskin Classic) CBS W 44–28   38,363
September 7 7:00 PM Tulane* #1 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL PPV W 38–11   61,801
September 14 7:00 PM Western Michigan* #1 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL PPV W 58–0   60,913
September 28 12:00 PM at #3 Michigan* #1 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC W 51–31   106,145
October 5 3:30 PM #10 Syracuse* #1 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC W 46–14   61,231
October 12 1:00 PM Virginia Tech* #1 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL JPS W 33–20   58,991
October 19 2:00 PM Middle Tennessee State* #1 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 39–10   60,202
October 26 7:40 PM at LSU* #1 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPN W 27–16   71,019
November 2 8:00 PM at Louisville* #1 Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY W 40–15   34,270
November 9 12:00 PM South Carolina* #1 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL JPS W 38–10   60,244
November 16 12:00 PM #2 Miami (FL)* #1 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ABC L 16–17   63,442
November 30 12:00 PM at #5 Florida* #3 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Rivalry) ABC L 9–14   85,461
January 1 1:30 PM vs. #9 Texas A&M* #5 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 10–2   73,728
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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1991 Team Players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1992 NFL Draft.[2]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Terrell Buckley Cornerback 1 5 Green Bay Packers
Amp Lee Running Back 2 45 San Francisco 49ers
Howard Dinkins Linebacker 3 73 Atlanta Falcons
Casey Weldon Quarterback 4 102 Philadelphia Eagles
Edgar Bennett Running Back 4 103 Green Bay Packers
Brad Johnson Quarterback 9 227 Minnesota Vikings

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Terrell Buckley, Jim Thorpe Award[3]
  • Casey Weldon, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[4]

References[edit]