1992 Florida State Seminoles football team

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1992 Florida State Seminoles football
FSU Seminoles.svg
ACC champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 27–14 vs. Nebraska
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 2
AP No. 2
1992 record 11–1 (8–0 ACC)
Head coach Bobby Bowden (17th year)
Offensive coordinator Brad Scott (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews (9th year)
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 70,123)
Seasons
← 1991
1993 →
1992 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Florida State $ 8 0 0     11 1 0
#17 NC State 6 2 0     9 3 1
#19 North Carolina 5 3 0     9 3 0
#25 Wake Forest 4 4 0     8 4 0
Virginia 4 4 0     7 4 0
Georgia Tech 4 4 0     5 6 0
Clemson 3 5 0     5 6 0
Maryland 2 6 0     3 8 0
Duke 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1992 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1992 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 #2 in the AP and Coaches polls with an 11–1 record. The season was FSU's first in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and saw them win the league championship with an undefeated record in conference play. The Seminoles offense scored 446 points while the defense allowed 186 points.

Linebacker Marvin Jones finished in fourth place in the Heisman voting while quarterback Charlie Ward finished sixth.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 7:00 p.m. Duke No. 4 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL PPV W 48–21   60,751
September 12 7:30 p.m. at No. 15 Clemson No. 5 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Rivalry) ESPN W 24–20   83,170
September 19 12:00 p.m. at No. 16 NC State No. 3 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC JPS W 34–13   53,900
September 26 7:00 p.m. Wake Forest No. 3 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL PPV W 35–7   62,915
October 3 12:00 p.m. at No. 2 Miami (FL)* No. 3 Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) ABC L 16–19   77,338
October 10 12:00 p.m. North Carolina No. 8 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL JPS W 36–13   60,553
October 17 4:00 p.m. at No. 16 Georgia Tech No. 6 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPN W 29–24   46,226
October 31 3:30 p.m. at No. 23 Virginia No. 6 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA (Rivalry) ABC W 13–3   45,000
November 7 12:00 p.m. Maryland No. 6 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL JPS W 69–21   64,127
November 14 2:00 p.m. Tulane* No. 5 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 70–7   60,127
November 28 12:00 p.m. No. 6 Florida* No. 3 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ABC W 45–24   68,311
January 1 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 11 Nebraska* No. 3 Orange Bowl • Miami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC W 27–14   57,324
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1993 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Marvin Jones Linebacker 1 4 New York Jets
Carl Simpson Defensive Tackle 2 35 Chicago Bears
Dan Footman Defensive End 2 42 Cleveland Browns
Reggie Freeman Linebacker 2 53 New Orleans Saints
Sterling Palmer Defensive End 4 101 Washington Redskins
Shannon Baker Wide Receiver 8 205 Atlanta Falcons

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Marvin Jones, Butkus Award[2]
  • Marvin Jones, Lombardi Award[2]

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