1998 Florida State Seminoles football team

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1998 Florida State Seminoles football
FSU Seminoles.svg
ACC Co-Champions
Fiesta Bowl, L 16–23 vs. Tennessee
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #3
1998 record 11–2 (7–1 ACC)
Head coach Bobby Bowden (23rd year)
Offensive coordinator Mark Richt
Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium (Capacity: 80,000)
Seasons
« 1997 1999 »
1998 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Florida State §   7 1         11 2  
#9 Georgia Tech §   7 1         10 2  
#18 Virginia   6 2         9 3  
North Carolina   5 3         7 5  
NC State   5 3         7 5  
Duke   2 6         4 7  
Wake Forest   2 6         3 8  
Clemson   1 7         3 8  
Maryland   1 7         3 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games in Doak Campbell Stadium. This team was the runner up in the first ever BCS Championship at the Fiesta Bowl against the Tennessee Volunteers.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 8:00 PM vs. #14 Texas A&M* #2 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Kickoff Classic) ABC W 23–14   59,232
September 12 3:30 PM at NC State #2 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ABC L 7–24   50,800
September 19 7:00 PM Duke #11 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL PPV W 62–3   80,032
September 26 12:30 PM #18 USC* #10 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC W 30–10   79,815
October 3 1:00 PM at Maryland #9 Byrd StadiumCollege Park PPV W 24–10   33,134
October 10 3:30 PM at Miami* #8 Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) CBS W 26–14   63,617
October 17 6:00 PM Clemsondagger #6 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 48–0   80,310
October 27 7:00 PM at #23 Georgia Tech #5 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPN W 34–7   46,362
October 31 7:45 PM North Carolina #5 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ESPN W 39–13   80,050
November 7 3:30 PM #12 Virginia #6 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Jefferson-Eppes Trophy) ABC W 45–14   81,120
November 14 5:00 PM at Wake Forest #5 Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC ESPN2 W 24–7   19,193
November 21 3:30 PM #4 Florida* #5 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Battle for the Governor's Cup) ABC W 23–12   81,614
January 4 8:00 PM vs. #1 Tennessee* #2 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) ABC L 16–23   80,470
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Game notes[edit]

Florida[edit]

Florida at Florida State
1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 7 5 0 0 12
Florida St 3 3 7 10 23
  • Date: Saturday, November 21
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Game attendance: 81,614
  • TV announcers (ABC): Brent Musberger


References[edit]

  1. ^ Boyles, Bob. "50 Years of College Football" 2007.
  2. ^ http://nolefan.org/summary/f1998.html