1996 Florida State Seminoles football team

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1996 Florida State Seminoles football
FSU Seminoles.svg
ACC Champions
Sugar Bowl vs. Florida, L 20–52
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #3
1996 record 11–1 (8–0 ACC)
Head coach Bobby Bowden (21st year)
Offensive coordinator Mark Richt
Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium (Capacity: 80,000)
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
1996 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Florida State   8 0         11 1  
#10 North Carolina   6 2         10 2  
Clemson   6 2         7 5  
Virginia   5 3         7 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         5 6  
Maryland   3 5         5 6  
NC State   3 5         3 8  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 8  
Duke   0 8         0 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Florida State Seminoles football team represented the Florida State University in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games in Doak Campbell Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 3:30 PM Duke #3 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ABC W 44–7   80,032
September 19 8:00 PM at NC State #3 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ESPN W 51–17   45,700
September 28 3:30 PM #11 North Carolina #2 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC W 13–0   80,120
October 5 7:00 PM Clemson #2 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ESPN W 34–3   76,300
October 12 3:30 PM at #6 Miami* #3 Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) CBS W 34–16   75,913
October 26 3:30 PM #14 Virginiadagger #3 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Jefferson-Eppes Trophy) ABC W 31–24   80,237
November 2 7:00 PM at Georgia Tech #3 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPN W 49–3   46,311
November 9 12:00 PM at Wake Forest #3 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Dowdy Aviation Classic) JPS W 44–7   34,974
November 16 7:00 PM #25 Southern Miss* #3 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ESPN W 54–14   77,280
November 23 3:30 PM vs. Maryland #3 Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, FL ABC W 48–10   31,989
November 30 12:00 PM #1 Florida* #2 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Battle for the Governor's Cup) ABC W 24–21   80,932
January 4 8:00 PM vs. #3 Florida* #1 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 20–52   78,344
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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