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1978 Florida State Seminoles football
ConferenceIndependent
1978 record8–3
Head coachBobby Bowden (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorGeorge Henshaw
Defensive coordinatorJack Stanton
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium (Capacity: 47,413)
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Penn State           11 1 0
North Texas State           9 2 0
East Carolina           9 3 0
Navy           9 3 0
No. 7 Notre Dame           9 3 0
Rutgers           9 3 0
Florida State           8 3 0
Temple           7 3 1
Pittsburgh           8 4 0
Holy Cross           7 4 0
Louisville           7 4 0
UNLV           7 4 0
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Northeast Louisiana           6 4 1
Georgia Tech           7 5 0
Hawaii           6 5 0
Miami           6 5 0
South Carolina           5 5 1
William & Mary           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Villanova           5 6 0
Army           4 6 1
Memphis State           4 7 0
Tulane           4 7 0
Virginia Tech           4 7 0
Air Force           3 8 0
Colgate           3 8 0
Richmond           3 8 0
Syracuse           3 8 0
Illinois State           2 9 0
West Virginia           2 9 0
Boston College           0 11 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Florida State Seminoles football team represented the Florida State University in the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 at Syracuse #17 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 28–0   24,272
September 16 Oklahoma State #16 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 38–20   40,338
September 23 at Miami #13 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Miami–Florida State rivalry) ABC W 31–21   25,002
September 30 Houston #10 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL L 21–27   41,142
October 7 Cincinnati #18 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 26–21   39,599
October 14 at Mississippi State #15 Scott FieldStarkville, MS L 27–55   36,000
October 21 at #16 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 3–7   55,104
October 28 at Southern Miss M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS W 38–16   23,248
November 11 Virginia Tech Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 24–14   38,654
November 18† Navy Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC W 38–6   45,795
November 25 Florida Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Battle for the Governor's Cup) W 38–21   48,432
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
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