1979 Florida State Seminoles football team

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1979 Florida State Seminoles football
FSU Seminoles.svg
Orange Bowl, L 7–24 vs. Oklahoma
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 8
AP No. 6
1979 record 11–1
Head coach Bobby Bowden (4th year)
Offensive coordinator George Henshaw
Defensive coordinator Jack Stanton
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 47,413)
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →

The 1979 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1979 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 #6 in the AP poll and #8 in the UPI poll with an 11–1 record. The Seminoles' offense scored 326 points while the defense allowed 160 points. The Seminoles finished the regular season unbeaten for only the second time in program history and played in the Orange Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 Southern Miss No. 19 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 17–14   45,467
September 15 vs. Arizona State No. 18 Tampa StadiumTampa, FL W 31–3   33,484
September 22 Miami (FL) No. 14 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) W 40–23   47,679
September 29 at Virginia Tech No. 12 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ABC W 17–10   39,200
October 6 at Louisville No. 9 Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY W 27–0   27,306
October 13 Mississippi State No. 9 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 17–6   48,701
October 27 at LSU No. 7 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ABC W 24–19   67,197
November 3 at Cincinnati No. 6 Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH W 26–21   14,539
November 10 No. 19 South Carolina No. 7 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 27–7   49,490
November 17 Memphis State No. 5 Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 66–17   48,021
November 23 at Florida No. 5 Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) ABC W 27–16   58,262
January 1 vs. No. 5 Oklahoma No. 6 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC L 7–24   66,714
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Season summary[edit]

Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Southern Miss 0 7 7 0 14
• Florida St 3 0 0 14 17


[1]


Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona St 0 0 3 0 3
• Florida St 7 17 0 7 31


[2]


Miami (FL)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miami (FL) 7 0 0 16 23
• Florida St 3 16 14 7 40


[3]


Virginia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Florida St 0 14 3 0 17
Virginia Tech 7 0 3 0 10
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Lane Stadium
  • Television network: ABC


[4]


Louisville[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Florida St 7 8 9 3 27
Louisville 0 0 0 0 0

[5]

Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miss St 0 0 0 6 6
• Florida St 0 14 3 0 17


[6]


LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Florida St 7 7 0 10 24
LSU 0 13 0 6 19
  • Date: October 27
  • Location: Tiger Stadium
  • Television network: ABC


[7]


Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Florida St 7 0 0 19 26
Cincinnati 0 21 0 0 21


[8]


South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
South Carolina 0 7 0 0 7
• Florida St 10 6 0 11 27


[9]


Memphis State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Memphis St 3 0 0 14 17
• Florida St 3 21 28 14 66


[10]


Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Florida St 3 7 0 17 27
Florida 0 0 10 6 16
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: Florida Field
  • Game attendance: 58,263
  • Television network: ABC


[11]


Orange Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Oklahoma 0 17 0 7 24
Florida St 7 0 0 0 7


[12]


Awards and honors[edit]

Monk Bonasorte

  • Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American

Bobby Butler

  • Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Jackie Flowers

  • Football News - 2nd Team All-American
  • United Press International - 2nd Team All-American
  • Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
  • The Sporting News - All-American - Honorable Mention

Mike Good

  • Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Ken Lanier

  • Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

Ron Simmons

  • American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
  • Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
  • Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
  • Football News - 1st Team All-American
  • Kodak - 1st Team All-American
  • United Press International - 1st Team All-American
  • NCAA - Consensus All-American
  • The Sporting News - All-American - Honorable Mention

Scott Warren

  • Churchman's - 1st Team All-American
  • Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

[13]

References[edit]

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