1999 Florida State Seminoles football team

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1999 Florida State Seminoles football
FSU Seminoles.svg
Consensus National Champions
BCS National Champions
Sugar Bowl Champions
ACC Champions
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 1
1999 record 12–0 (8–0 ACC)
Head coach Bobby Bowden (24th year)
Offensive coordinator Mark Richt
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews
Base defense 4–3 Multiple
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium (Capacity: 80,000)
Seasons
« 1998 2000 »
1999 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Florida State $#   8 0         12 0  
#17 Georgia Tech   5 3         8 4  
Virginia   5 3         7 5  
Clemson   5 3         6 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         7 5  
NC State   3 5         6 6  
Duke   3 5         3 8  
Maryland   2 6         5 6  
North Carolina   2 6         3 8  
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1999 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University and were the national champions of the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium.

The Seminoles finished with a perfect 12–0 record, finishing the second undefeated season in school history and was the first team to go "wire-to-wire", being ranked continuously as the nation's top-ranked team from the preseason through the bowl season. Wide receiver Peter Warrick finished in sixth place as a Heisman finalist.

Schedule[edit]

FSU's National Championship trophies: 1993 and 1999
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 5:00 PM Louisiana Tech* No. 1 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida ESPN2 W 41–7   72,702
September 11 8:00 PM No. 10 Georgia Tech No. 1 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, Florida ABC W 41–35   80,187
September 18 3:30 PM No. 20 NC State No. 1 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, Florida ABC W 42–11   80,040
September 25 3:30 PM at North Carolina No. 1 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina ABC W 42–10   60,000
October 2 12:00 PM vs. Duke No. 1 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, Florida JPS W 51–23   37,310
October 9 12:00 PM No. 19 Miami (FL)* No. 1 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, Florida (Rivalry) ABC W 31–21   80,976
October 16 7:00 PM Wake Forest No. 1 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, Florida PPV W 33–10   78,105
October 23 7:00 PM at Clemson No. 1 Memorial StadiumClemson, South Carolina (Rivalry) ESPN W 17–14   86,092
October 30 7:00 PM at Virginia No. 1 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, Virginia (Jefferson–Eppes Trophy) ESPN W 35–10   47,900
November 13 3:30 PM Maryland No. 1 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, Florida ABC W 49–10   80,340
November 20 8:00 PM at No. 4 Florida* No. 1 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, Florida (Rivalry) CBS W 30–23   85,747
January 4, 2000 8:00 PM vs. No. 2 Virginia Tech* No. 1 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 46–29   79,280
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Season recap[edit]

Louisiana Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 7 0 0 7
Seminoles 7 7 17 10 41

Georgia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 7 14 7 7 35
Seminoles 7 21 10 3 41

N.C. State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 3 0 8 0 11
Seminoles 3 15 14 10 42

North Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 28 7 7 0 42
Tar Heels 0 3 7 0 10

Duke[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 0 13 10 23
Seminoles 21 23 0 7 51

Miami[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 14 7 0 0 21
Seminoles 14 7 3 7 31

Wake Forest[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 3 0 0 7 10
Seminoles 6 3 14 10 33

Clemson[edit]

See also: Bowden Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 3 0 11 3 17
Tigers 0 14 0 0 14

Virginia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 0 7 14 14 35
Cavaliers 0 10 0 0 10

Maryland[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 0 3 0 7 10
Seminoles 7 21 14 7 49

Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 7 6 10 7 30
Gators 0 6 10 7 23

Sugar Bowl vs. Virginia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 7 7 15 0 29
Seminoles 14 14 0 18 46

Starting lineup[edit]

Offense[edit]

Pos Number Name Class
QB 16 Chris Weinke JR
RB 23 Travis Minor JR
FB 10 Dan Kendra SR
WR 9 Peter Warrick SR
WR 80 Ron Dugans SR
TE 85 Ryan Sprague JR
LT 72 Brett Williams FR
LG 68 Jason Whitaker SR
C 57 Eric Thomas SR
RG 64 Justin Amman JR
RT 60 Tarlos Thomas JR

Defense[edit]

Pos Number Name Class
DE 58 Jamal Reynolds JR
NT 53 Corey Simon SR
DT 92 Jerry Johnson SR
DE 56 Roland Seymour JR
WLB 29 Tommy Polley JR
MLB 44 Bradley Jennings SO
SLB 55 Brian Allen JR
CB 27 Tay Cody JR
ROV 6 Derrick Gibson JR
FS 18 Sean Key SR
CB 15 Mario Edwards SR

Special Teams[edit]

Pos. Number Name Class
K 38 Sebastian Janikowski JR
P 47 Keith Cottrell JR
KR 28 Travis Minor JR
PR 9 Peter Warrick SR

Statistics[edit]

  • QB Chris Weinke: 232/377 (61.5%) for 3,103 yards (8.23) with 25 TD vs. 14 INT (3.71%).
  • RB Travis Minor: 180 carries for 815 yards (4.53) with 7 TD. 16 catches for 102 yards and 0 TD.
  • WR Peter Warrick: 71 catches for 934 yards (13.15) with 8 TD. 16 carries for 96 yards (6.00) and 3 TD.
  • WR Ron Dugans: 43 catches for 644 yards (14.98) with 3 TD.
  • WR Marvin Minnis: 19 catches for 257 yards (13.53) with 3 TD.
  • WR Laveranues Coles: 12 catches for 179 yards (14.92) with 1 TD.
  • WR Anquan Boldin: 12 catches for 115 yards (9.58) with 2 TD. 4 carries for 33 yards (8.25) and 0 TD.
  • K Sebastian Janikowski: 23 FGM and 47 XPM.
  • P Austin Haywood: 1 punt for 73 yards
  • First team in history to go wire to wire #1 in all three major polls.

Awards and honors[edit]

First Team All-Americans[edit]

Individual Award Winners[edit]

References[edit]

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