1971 Florida State Seminoles football team

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1971 Florida State Seminoles football
Fiesta Bowl, L 38–45 vs. Arizona State
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
1971 record8–4
Head coachLarry Jones (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Sloan (1st season)
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 40,500)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Penn State         11 1 0
Boston College         9 2 0
No. 17 Houston         9 3 0
No. 13 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Utah State         8 3 0
Florida State         8 4 0
Cincinnati         7 4 0
West Virginia         7 4 0
Temple         6 2 1
Air Force         6 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Colgate         6 4 0
Villanova         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 5 0
Southern Miss         6 5 0
Georgia Tech         6 6 0
New Mexico State         5 5 1
Northern Illinois         5 5 1
Syracuse         5 5 1
Dayton         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         4 7 0
Rutgers         4 7 0
Virginia Tech         4 7 0
Navy         3 8 0
Pittsburgh         3 8 0
Tulane         3 8 0
Xavier         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. Larry Jones was head coach, Steve Sloan was an assistant coach/offensive coordinator, and Bill Parcells coached the linebackers.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11vs. Southern MississippiW 24–912,133
September 18at Miami (FL)ABCW 20–1720,266
September 25KansasW 30–734,784
October 2at Virginia TechW 17–330,001
October 9Mississippi Statedagger
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 27–927,415
October 16at FloridaNo. 19L 15–1765,104
October 23South Carolina
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 49–1830,764
October 30at HoustonNo. 19L 7–1433,598
November 13at Georgia TechL 6–1244,261
November 20Tulsa
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 45–1020,528
November 27Pittsburgh
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 31–1319,292
December 27vs. No. 8 Arizona StateMizlouL 38–4551,089
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster[edit]

1971 Florida State Seminoles football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 82 Rhett Dawson Sr
QB 19 Gary Huff Jr
TE 84 Gary Parris Jr
WR 22 Barry Smith Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 50 Charlie Hunt Jr
DB 40 Eddie McMillan Jr
DB 26 J. T. Thomas Jr
DE 57 Steve Bratton Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FSU Football 1970–1979". Nolefan.org. Retrieved 2012-10-29.