2016 Florida State Seminoles football team

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2016 Florida State Seminoles football
Florida State Seminoles alternate logo.svg
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 33–32 vs. Michigan
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 8
2016 record10–3 (5–3 ACC)
Head coachJimbo Fisher (7th as head coach, 10th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinatorLawrence Dawsey (3rd as coordinator, 10th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinatorRandy Sanders (3rd as coordinator, 4th overall season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorCharles Kelly (3rd as coordinator, 4th overall season)
Base defense3-4/Nickel
CaptainDalvin Cook
Rod Johnson
Sean Maguire
Freddie Stevenson
DeMarcus Walker
Marquez White
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 79,560)
Uniform
ACC-Uniform-FlaST.png
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 1 Clemson xy$#   7 1         14 1  
No. 21 Louisville x   7 1         9 4  
No. 8 Florida State   5 3         10 3  
NC State   3 5         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         7 6  
Boston College   2 6         7 6  
Syracuse   2 6         4 8  
Coastal Division
No. 16 Virginia Tech xy   6 2         10 4  
North Carolina   5 3         8 5  
No. 20 Miami   5 3         9 4  
Pittsburgh   5 3         8 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         9 4  
Duke   1 7         4 8  
Virginia   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Clemson 42, Virginia Tech 35
    1. – College Football Playoff champion
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the sport of American football during the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Seminoles competed in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference and were led by seventh-year head coach Jimbo Fisher. Home games were played at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida.

In 2015, the Seminoles won 10 games and appeared in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Safety Jalen Ramsey and kicker Roberto Aguayo went on to be selected in the NFL Draft.

Prior to the start of the 2016 season, Dalvin Cook, Derwin James, Roderick Johnson and DeMarcus Walker were named pre-season All-Americans.[1] In the pre-season media poll, Florida State was picked to finish second in the ACC Atlantic and Dalvin Cook was picked as runner-up for ACC Player of the Year[2] while Cook, Roderick Johnson, Travis Rudolph, DeMarcus Walker, and Derwin James were named to the pre-season All-ACC team.[3]

Florida State finished the regular season with nine wins and was picked to play in the Orange Bowl, a fifth straight appearance in a major bowl game, where they defeated Michigan to finish with double digit wins for the fifth straight season and secure a top ten finish in the polls. During the season, the Seminoles notched their seventh consecutive win over Miami and their fourth consecutive win over Florida, making this senior class the first to go unbeaten against their rivals. Defensive end DeMarcus Walker and running back Dalvin Cook were named consensus All-Americans.[4]

The season was documented on Showtime's A Season with Florida State Football.[5]

Before the season[edit]

Returning[edit]

Running back Dalvin Cook is the leading rusher in school history.
Offense
Defense

Departures[edit]

Offense
Defense
  • Nile Lawrence-Stample
  • Reggie Northrup
  • Terrance Smith
  • Lamarcus Brutus
  • Javien Elliott
  • Tyler Hunter
  • Tyrell Lyons
  • Giorgio Newberry
  • Jalen Ramsey
  • Chris Casher
  • Lorenzo Featherston (Medical DQ)
Special teams

Recruiting class[edit]

[6]

Spring game
Florida State Spring Game
1 2 34Total
Gold 0 14 01024
Garnet 0 3 71424

at Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida

  • Date: April 9
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 49,913
  • TV: ESPN3
  • [7][8]

After the season[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

The following players were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft:

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2 9 41 Dalvin Cook Running back Minnesota Vikings
2 19 51 DeMarcus Walker Defensive end Denver Broncos
5 16 160 Roderick Johnson Offensive tackle Cleveland Browns
6 33 216 Marquez White Cornerback Dallas Cowboys

Coaching staff[edit]

Florida State Seminoles coaches

Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

Media[edit]

Florida State football is broadcast on the Florida State University Seminoles Radio Network and the games are called by Gene Deckerhoff. In Tallahassee, games can be heard on WWOF.

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 4 (5) 3 (4) 2 (4) 13 12 23 14 13 12 19 20 17 15 12 10 8 
Coaches 4 (1) 3 2 (1) 14 12 21 16 15 14 19 18 15 14 12 10 8 
CFP Not released 22 18 17 14 12 11 Not released

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 58:00 p.m.vs. No. 11 Ole Miss*No. 4ESPNW 45–3463,042
September 1012:30 p.m.No. 7 (FCS) Charleston Southern*No. 3ACCRSNW 52–875,831
September 17Noonat No. 10 LouisvilleNo. 2ABCL 20–6355,632
September 24Noonat South Florida*No. 13ABCW 55–3561,665
October 13:30 p.m.North CarolinaNo. 12
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL
ESPNL 35–3777,584
October 88:00 p.m.at No. 10 Miami (FL)No. 23ABCW 20–1965,685
October 153:30 p.m.Wake ForestdaggerNo. 14
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL
ESPNW 17–677,102
October 298:00 p.m.No. 3 ClemsonNo. 12
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL (rivalry)
ABCL 34–3778,025
November 57:00 p.m.at NC StateNo. 19ESPNUW 24–2057,789
November 117:30 p.m.Boston CollegeNo. 20
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL
ESPN2W 45–773,917
November 193:30 p.m.at SyracuseNo. 17ABC/ESPN2W 45–1432,340
November 268:00 p.m.No. 13 Florida*No. 15
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL (rivalry)
ABCW 31–1378,342
December 308:00 p.m.vs. No. 6 Michigan*No. 10
ESPNW 33–3267,432
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Ole Miss[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1[9] 1961 Miss., 33–0
Ole Miss vs. Florida State
1 2 34Total
No. 11 Rebels 7 21 0634
No. 4 Seminoles 3 10 23945

at Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

  • Date: September 5
  • Game time: 8:06 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 81 °F • Wind: NE 13 mph • Weather: Overcast, 72% humidity
  • Game attendance: 63,042
  • Referee: Brad Van Vark
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Samantha Ponder (sidelines)
  • [10]

Charleston Southern[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0[9] 2011 Fla St., 62–10
Charleston Southern vs. Florida State
1 2 34Total
No. 7 (FCS) Buccaneers 0 6 028
No. 3 Seminoles 28 7 14352

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Date: September 10
  • Game time: 12:34 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 88 °F • Wind: W 4 mph • Weather: Clear, 64% humidity
  • Game attendance: 75,831
  • Referee: Ron Cherry
  • TV announcers (Fox Sports Sun): Wes Durham (play-by-play), James Bates (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sidelines)
  • [11]

Louisville[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
14–2[9] 2015 Fla St., 41–21
Florida State vs. Louisville
1 2 34Total
No. 2 Seminoles 3 7 01020
No. 10 Cardinals 14 21 141463

at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky

  • Date: September 17
  • Game time: 12:06 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 73 °F • Wind: S 14 mph • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 55,632
  • Referee: Jeff Flanagan
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Samantha Ponder (sidelines)
  • [12]

South Florida[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1[9] 2015 Fla St., 34–14
Florida State vs. South Florida
1 2 34Total
No. 13 Seminoles 28 10 71055
Bulls 14 0 71435

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: September 24
  • Game time: 12:06 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 88 °F • Wind: NE 5 mph • Weather: Mostly Sunny
  • Game attendance: 61,665
  • Referee: Ron Cherry
  • TV announcers (ABC): Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Brock Huard (analyst), Allison Williams (sidelines)
  • [13]

North Carolina[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
15–2–1[9] 2010 N. Carolina, 37–35
North Carolina vs. Florida State
1 2 34Total
Tar Heels 7 14 7937
No. 12 Seminoles 0 7 72135

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Date: October 1
  • Game time: 3:35 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 85 °F • Wind: N 6 mph • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 77,584
  • Referee: Jeff Heaser
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mark Jones (play-by-play), Rod Gilmore (analyst), Quint Kessenich (sidelines)
  • [14]

Miami (FL)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
29–31[9] 2015 Fla St., 29–24
Florida State vs. Miami (FL)
1 2 34Total
No. 23 Seminoles 0 3 14320
No. 10 Hurricanes 3 10 0619

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: October 8
  • Game time: 8:16 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 86 °F • Wind: 8 mph • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 65,685
  • Referee: Duane Heydt
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Samantha Ponder (sidelines)
  • [15]

Wake Forest[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
27–6–1[9] 2015 Fla St., 24–16
Wake Forest vs. Florida State
1 2 34Total
Demon Deacons 0 3 306
No. 14 Seminoles 3 7 7017

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Date: October 15
  • Game time: 3:35 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 83 °F • Wind: E 8 mph • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 77,102
  • Referee: Stuart Mullins
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Brock Huard (analyst), Allison Williams (sidelines)
  • [16]

Clemson[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
20–9[9] 2015 Clem., 23–13
Clemson vs. Florida State
1 2 34Total
No. 3 Tigers 14 3 31737
No. 12 Seminoles 0 14 14634

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Date: October 29
  • Game time: 8:22 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 72 °F • Wind: Calm • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 78,025
  • Referee: Jeff Heaser
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Samantha Ponder (sidelines)
  • [17]

NC State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
24–11[9] 2015 Fla St., 34–17
Florida State vs. NC State
1 2 34Total
No. 19 Seminoles 0 10 7724
Wolfpack 7 6 7020

at Carter–Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Date: November 5
  • Game time: 7:02 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 60 °F • Wind: N 2 mph • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 57,789
  • Referee: Duane Heydt
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Anish Shroff (play-by-play), Ahmad Brooks (analyst), Kevin Weidl (sidelines)
  • [18]

Boston College[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–4[9] 2015 Fla St., 14–0
Boston College vs. Florida State
1 2 34Total
Eagles 0 0 077
No. 20 Seminoles 14 7 141045

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Date: November 11
  • Game time: 7:31 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 62 °F • Wind: S 4 mph • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 73,917
  • Referee: Gary Peterson
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Adam Amin (play-by-play), Mack Brown (analyst), Olivia Harlan (sidelines)
  • [19]

Syracuse[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
8–1[9] 2015 Fla St., 45–21
Florida State vs. Syracuse
1 2 34Total
No. 17 Seminoles 14 7 21345
Orange 0 7 7014

at Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York

  • Date: November 19
  • Game time: 3:32 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Game attendance: 32,340
  • Referee: Jerry Magallanes
  • TV announcers (ABC/ESPN2): Beth Mowins (play-by-play), Anthony Becht (analyst), Rocky Boiman (sidelines)
  • [20]

Florida[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
24–34–2[9] 2015 Fla St., 27–2
Florida vs. Florida State
1 2 34Total
No. 13 Gators 0 3 3713
No. 15 Seminoles 7 3 71431

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Date: November 26
  • Game time: 8:14 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 53 °F • Wind: N 10 mph • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 78,342
  • Referee: Jeff Flanagan
  • TV announcers (ABC): Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (analyst), Holly Rowe (sidelines)
  • [21]

Orange Bowl: Michigan[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1[9] 1991 Fla St., 51–31
Michigan vs. Florida State (Orange Bowl)
1 2 34Total
No. 6 Wolverines 3 3 91732
No. 10 Seminoles 17 3 01333

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: December 30
  • Game time: 8:11 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 61 °F • Wind: N 11 mph • Weather: Mostly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 67,432
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Todd McShay (sidelines)
  • [22]

Awards[edit]

  • Bronko Nagurski Award finalist[23]
Tarvarus McFadden
Dalvin Cook
DeMarcus Walker
  • Maxwell Award semifinalist
Dalvin Cook
  • Walter Camp Award semifinalist[23]
Dalvin Cook

Watchlists[edit]

Jimbo Fisher
Alec Eberle
Derwin James
Dalvin Cook
Derwin James
DeMarcus Walker
Ryan Izzo
Roderick Johnson
Derwin James
DeMarcus Walker
Derwin James
Kermit Whitfield
Travis Rudolph
Alec Eberle
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
Derwin James
DeMarcus Walker
Roderick Johnson
Dalvin Cook
Deondre Francois

Honors[edit]

All-ACC[edit]

Name Selection
Roderick Johnson* First Team (Offense)
Dalvin Cook* First Team (Offense)
DeMarcus Walker* First Team (Defense)
Tarvarus McFadden* First Team (Defense)
Travis Rudolph* Second Team (Offense)
Kareem Are* Second Team (Offense)
Derrick Nnadi* Third Team/First Team (Defense)
Wilson Bell Honorable Mention (Offense)
Alec Eberle Honorable Mention (Offense)
Ricky Aguayo* Honorable Mention (Offense)
Demarcus Christmas Honorable Mention (Defense)
Marquez White Honorable Mention (Defense)
Matthew Thomas Honorable Mention (Defense)
Jacob Pugh Homorable Mention (Defense)
Trey Marshall Honorable Mention (Defense)
*indicates selection by media and coaches

[54][55]

All-Americans[edit]

Name AP AFCA FWAA TSN WCFF USA Today Athlon CBS ESPN SI
Dalvin Cook† 1st[56] 1st[57] 1st[56] 1st[58] 1st[58] 1st[58] 1st[59] 1st[60] 1st[56] 2nd[58]
DeMarcus Walker 2nd[56] 1st[57] 1st[58] 1st[58] 1st[58] 1st[59] 2nd[60] 2nd[58]
Roderick Johnson 2nd[57] 2nd[58] 1st[58] 2nd[58]
Tarvarus McFadden 2nd[57] 1st[56] 2nd[58]
Brian Burns Fresh.[56] Fresh.[61] Fresh.[62] Fresh.[56]
Ricky Aguayo Fresh.[56]
†denotes unanimous selection. NCAA recognizes a selection to all five of the AP, AFCA, FWAA, SN and WCFF 1st teams for unanimous selections and three of five for consensus selections.       

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