1981 Florida State Seminoles football team

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1981 Florida State Seminoles football
FSU Seminoles.svg
Conference Independent
1981 record 6–5
Head coach Bobby Bowden (6th year)
Offensive coordinator George Henshaw
Defensive coordinator Jack Stanton
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 51,094)
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Penn State           10 2 0
#4 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
#8 Miami           9 2 0
Southern Miss           9 2 1
#17 West Virginia           9 3 0
Colgate           7 3 0
Virginia Tech           7 4 0
Navy           7 4 1
Cincinnati           6 5 0
Florida State           6 5 0
Holy Cross           6 5 0
Tulane           6 5 0
UNLV           6 6 0
South Carolina           6 6 0
Temple           5 5 0
Boston College           5 6 0
East Carolina           5 6 0
Northeast Louisiana           5 6 0
Louisville           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
Rutgers           5 6 0
William & Mary           5 6 0
Syracuse           4 6 1
Richmond           4 7 0
Army           3 7 1
North Texas State           2 9 0
Georgia Tech           1 10 0
Memphis           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 7:00 p.m. Louisville No. 19 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 17–0   50,735
September 12 7:00 p.m. Memphis State No. 18 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 10–5   51,454
September 19 2:30 p.m. at No. 17 Nebraska No. 19 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 14–34   76,289
October 3 1:30 p.m. at No. 7 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 36–27   87,158
October 10 2:30 p.m. at Notre Dame No. 20 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN W 19–13   59,075
October 17 1:30 p.m. at No. 3 Pittsburgh No. 11 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 14–42   52,112
October 24 8:30 p.m. at LSU No. 20 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 38–14   74,816
October 31 7:00 p.m. Western Carolinadagger No. 17 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 56–31   52,721
November 7 12:00 p.m. No. 13 Miami (FL) No. 14 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ABC L 19–27   52,685
November 14 3:30 p.m. No. 14 Southern Miss No. 20 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC L 14–58   51,819
November 28 1:30 p.m. at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) L 3–35   64,437
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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