1980 Florida State Seminoles football team

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1980 Florida State Seminoles football
Florida State Seminoles old logo.svg
Co-national champion (FACT)
Orange Bowl, L 17–18 vs. Oklahoma
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 5
1980 record10–2
Head coachBobby Bowden (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorGeorge Henshaw (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJack Stanton (5th season)
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 51,094)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 NCAA Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
No. 5 Florida State           10 2 0
No. 8 Penn State           10 2 0
No. 9 Notre Dame           9 2 1
No. 18 Miami (FL)           9 3 0
Southern Miss           9 3 0
Navy           8 4 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Virginia Tech           8 4 0
Boston College           7 4 0
Northeast Louisiana           7 4 0
Rutgers           7 4 0
UNLV           7 4 0
Tulane           7 5 0
Colgate           5 4 1
North Texas State           6 5 0
Villanova           6 5 0
West Virginia           6 6 0
Louisville           5 6 0
Richmond           5 6 0
Syracuse           5 6 0
East Carolina           4 7 0
Illinois State           4 7 0
Temple           4 7 0
Army           3 7 1
Holy Cross           3 8 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
Memphis State           2 9 0
William & Mary           2 9 0
Georgia Tech           1 9 1
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1980 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 co-national champion by Rothman (FACT).[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 6at LSUNo. 13W 16–077,535
September 13LouisvilleNo. 10W 52–052,623
September 20East CarolinaNo. 9
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL
W 63–750,547
September 27at Miami (FL)No. 9L 9–1050,008
October 4at No. 3 NebraskaNo. 16W 18–1476,152
October 11No. 4 PittsburghNo. 11
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL
W 36–2252,894
October 18Boston CollegedaggerNo. 7
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL
W 41–752,396
October 25at Memphis StateNo. 6ABCW 24–328,778
November 1TulsaNo. 5
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL
W 45–247,683
November 8Virginia TechNo. 3
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL
ABCW 31–751,487
December 6No. 19 FloridaNo. 3
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL (rivalry)
ABCW 17–1353,772
January 1vs. No. 4 OklahomaNo. 2
NBCL 17–1871,043
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[2]

Roster[edit]

1980 Florida State Seminoles football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 72 Ken Lanier Sr
WR 6 Dennis McKinnon So
TE 81 Zeke Mowatt So
OT 62 Eric Ryan Redshirt.svg So
C 56 Jim Thompson Fr
QB 18 Weegie Thompson So
WR 19 Kurt Unglaub Redshirt.svg Sr
T 73 Barry Voltapetti Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 2 Reggie Webb Fr
FB 27 Michael Whiting Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 21 Bobby Butler Sr
DB 24 Harvey Clayton So
DT 67 Mark Macek Sr
DB 13 Kim Mack Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 3 Rohn Stark Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). The National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 114–115. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  2. ^ http://nolefan.org/summary/f1980.html