1997 Florida State Seminoles football team

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1997 Florida State Seminoles football
FSU Seminoles.svg
Sugar Bowl Champions
ACC Champions
Sugar Bowl, W 31–14 vs. Ohio State
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #3
1997 record 11–1 (8–0 ACC)
Head coach Bobby Bowden (22nd year)
Offensive coordinator Mark Richt
Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium (Capacity: 80,000)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Florida State   8 0         11 1  
#6 North Carolina   7 1         11 1  
Virginia   5 3         7 4  
#25 Georgia Tech   5 3         7 5  
Clemson   4 4         7 5  
NC State   3 5         6 5  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 6  
Maryland   1 7         2 9  
Duke   0 8         2 9  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games in Doak Campbell Stadium.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 3:30 PM at #21 USC* #5 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC W 14–7   72,783
September 13 3:30 PM Maryland #6 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ABC W 50–7   72,238
September 20 3:30 PM at #15 Clemson #5 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Rivalry) ABC W 35–28   80,939
October 4 12:00 PM Miami* #4 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ABC W 47–0   80,165
October 11 7:00 PM at Duke #4 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC W 51–27   21,557
October 18 3:30 PM #25 Georgia Tech #3 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC W 38–0   78,157
October 25 7:00 PM at Virginia #3 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA (Jefferson-Eppes Trophy) ESPN W 47–21   45,300
November 1 3:30 PM NC State #3 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC W 48–35   71,415
November 8 7:30 PM at #5 North Carolina #2 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ESPN W 20–3   62,000
November 15 12:00 PM Wake Forest #1 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL JPS W 58–7   70,026
November 22 3:30 PM at #10 Florida* #1 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Battle for the Governor's Cup) CBS L 29–32   85,677
January 1 8:00 PM vs. #10 Ohio State* #4 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 31–14   67,289
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Boyles, Bob. "50 Years of College Football" 2007.
  2. ^ http://nolefan.org/summary/f1997.html