2002 Florida State Seminoles football team

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2002 Florida State Seminoles football
Florida State Seminoles old logo.svg
ACC champion
Sugar Bowl, L 13–26 vs. Georgia
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 23
APNo. 21
2002 record9–5 (7–1 ACC)
Head coachBobby Bowden (27th season)
Offensive coordinatorJeff Bowden (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorMickey Andrews (19th season)
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 82,000)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 21 Florida State $   7 1         9 5  
No. 22 Virginia   6 2         9 5  
No. 13 Maryland   6 2         11 3  
No. 12 NC State   5 3         11 3  
Clemson   4 4         7 6  
Georgia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         7 6  
North Carolina   1 7         3 9  
Duke   0 8         2 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. They were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They finished the season 9-5 (7-1 ACC) to finish in 1st place in the ACC. They were invited to the Sugar Bowl, where they lost to Georgia 26-13.

During the season, Bobby Bowden passed Bear Bryant on the all-time coaching wins list.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 24 8:30 p.m. at Iowa State* No. 3 Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO (Eddie Robinson Classic) FSN W 38–31   55,132
August 31 3:30 p.m. Virginia No. 5 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Jefferson-Eppes Trophy) ABC W 40–19   79,406
September 14 7:45 p.m. at Maryland No. 5 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD ESPN W 37–10   51,758
September 21 7:00 p.m. Duke No. 5 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL SUN W 48–17   82,397
September 26 7:45 p.m. at Louisville* No. 4 Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPN L 20–26 OT  38,109
October 3 7:45 p.m. Clemson No. 11 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ESPN W 48–31   78,841
October 12 12:00 p.m. at No. 1 Miami (FL)* No. 9 Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) ABC L 27-28   81,927
October 26 12:00 p.m. No. 6 Notre Dame* No. 11 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC L 24–34   84,106
November 2 4:00 p.m. at Wake Forest No. 18 Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC ESPN2 W 34–21   24,710
November 9 3:30 p.m. at Georgia Tech No. 17 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ABC W 21–13   43,719
November 16 3:30 p.m. North Carolinadagger No. 15 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC W 40–14   81,910
November 23 3:30 p.m. at NC State No. 14 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ABC L 7–17   51,500
November 30 8:00 p.m. No. 15 Florida* No. 23 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ABC W 31–14   83,938
January 1 8:30 p.m. vs. No. 4 Georgia* No. 16 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 13–26   74,269
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

2002 Florida State Seminoles football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 70 Alex Barron So
WR 4 Anquan Boldin Sr
OL 54 Milford Brown Sr
TE 38 Paul Irons So
RB 6 Greg Jones Jr
QB 5 Adrian McPherson So
WR 81 P. K. Sam Jr
T 72 Brett Williams Sr
T 79 Todd Williams Sr
T 77 Ray Willis So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 58 Michael Boulware Jr
DE 59 Charles Howard Jr
LB 42 Jerel Hudson Sr
DE 48 Alonzo Jackson Sr
LB 9 Kendyll Pope Jr
FS 22 Pat Watkins Fr
DE 95 Kamerion Wimbley Fr
NG 91 Jeff Womble Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 2002-10-28

References[edit]

  1. ^ ESPN. Retrieved 2015-Apr-19.

External links[edit]