1987 Florida State Seminoles football team

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1987 Florida State Seminoles football
Florida State Seminoles old logo.svg
National champion (Berryman)
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 31–28 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1987 record11–1
Head coachBobby Bowden (12th season)
Offensive coordinatorWayne McDuffie (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorMickey Andrews (4th season)
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 60,519)
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami (FL)           12 0 0
No. 4 Syracuse           11 0 1
No. 2 Florida State           11 1 0
No. 15 South Carolina           8 4 0
Pittsburgh           8 4 0
Penn State           8 4 0
No. 17 Notre Dame           8 4 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Rutgers           6 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Memphis State           5 5 1
Northern Illinois           5 5 1
West Virginia           6 6 0
Tulane           6 6 0
Army           5 6 0
Boston College           5 6 0
East Carolina           5 6 0
Akron           4 7 0
Cincinnati           4 7 0
Louisville           3 7 1
Temple           3 8 0
Tulsa           3 8 0
Virginia Tech           2 9 0
Navy           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium. The team was selected national champion by Berryman.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 57:00 p.m.Texas TechNo. 8W 40–1652,893
September 127:00 p.m.at East CarolinaNo. 8W 44–333,937
September 197:00 p.m.Memphis StateNo. 7
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 41–2450,191
September 261:00 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 6W 31–376,887
October 32:30 p.m.No. 3 Miami (FL)No. 4
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida (rivalry)
CBSL 25–2662,561
October 102:00 p.m.at Southern MissNo. 6W 61–1025,853
October 177:00 p.m.LouisvilleNo. 4
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 32–953,114
October 313:00 p.m.TulanedaggerNo. 4
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 73–1453,210
November 72:30 p.m.at No. 6 AuburnNo. 4CBSW 34–685,170
November 142:00 p.m.FurmanNo. 4
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 41–1050,087
November 2812:00 p.m.at FloridaNo. 3CBSW 28–1474,613
January 11:30 p.m.vs. No. 5 NebraskaNo. 3NBCW 31–2872,112
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[2]

Roster[edit]

1987 Florida State Seminoles football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 8 Terry Anthony So
G 61 Jim Bekas Fr
FB 22 Edgar Bennett Fr
T 50 John Brown Redshirt.svg So
TB 13 Dexter Carter So
TE 85 Pat Carter Sr
WR 29 Lawrence Dawsey Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 1 Scott DiMare Redshirt.svg So
OT 69 Joey Ionata Redshirt.svg Jr
T 73 Anthony Johnson Jr
QB 14 Brad Johnson Fr
TE 45 Reggie Johnson Redshirt.svg Fr
TB 10 Brady Jones So
RB 33 Sammie Smith So
QB 11 Casey Weldon Fr
TE 87 Gaylon White Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 23 Pat White Redshirt.svg So
WR 82 Randy White Redshirt.svg Sr
QB 4 Peter Tom Willis So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 6 LeRoy Butler So
LB 47 Kevin Grant Redshirt.svg So
FS 21 John Hadley Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 53 Odell Haggins Redshirt.svg So
CB 32 Martin Mayhew Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 38 Paul McGowan Sr
DT 74 Henry Ostaszewski Fr
DT 75 Joe Ostaszewski Fr
LB 48 David Palmer Sr
CB 2 Deion Sanders Jr
CB 22 Curtis Thomas Sr
LB 93 Shelton Thompson Redshirt.svg So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 18 Derek Schmidt Sr
P 12 Rick Tuten Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Wayne McDuffie (Offensive coordinator)
  • Mickey Andrews (Defensive coordinator)

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

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 8 8 7 6 4 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 
Coaches 14 11 7 8 4 8 7 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 2

Game summaries[edit]

Texas Tech[edit]

1 234Total
Red Raiders 13 300 16
Seminoles 13 1773 40

[3]

at East Carolina[edit]

1 234Total
Seminoles 3 131414 44
Pirates 0 300 3

[4]

Memphis State[edit]

1 234Total
Tigers 0 1077 24
Seminoles 21 3710 41
  • Date: September 19
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Game attendance: 50,191
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–7–1 1985 W 19–10

[5]

at Michigan State[edit]

1 234Total
Seminoles 0 71014 31
Spartans 0 300 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

[6]

Miami (FL)[edit]

1 234Total
#3 Miami 3 0815 26
#4 Florida State 0 1096 25
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–17 1986 L 23–41

[7]

at Southern Miss[edit]

1 234Total
Seminoles 21 101416 61
Golden Eagles 7 300 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–7–1 1986 W 49–13

[8]

Louisville[edit]

1 234Total
Cardinals 3 006 9
Seminoles 6 1277 32
  • Date: October 17
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Game attendance: 53,114

[9]

Tulane[edit]

1 234Total
Green Wave 7 007 14
Seminoles 7 31287 73
  • Date: October 31
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Game attendance: 53,210
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 1986 W 54–21

[10]

Auburn[edit]

1 234Total
Seminoles 14 1307 34
Tigers 0 330 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–12–1 1985 L 27–59

[11]

Furman[edit]

1 234Total
Furman 7 003 10
• Florida St 10 10714 41
  • Date: November 14
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Game attendance: 50,087

[12]

Florida[edit]

1 234Total
Seminoles 3 6118 28
Gators 7 700 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–22–1 1986 L 13–17

[13]

Fiesta Bowl[edit]

1 234Total
#5 Cornhuskers 14 0140 28
#3 Seminoles 0 2137 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 1986 L 17–34

[14]

References[edit]

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