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1981 Florida State Seminoles football
ConferenceIndependent
1981 record6–5
Head coachBobby Bowden (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorGeorge Henshaw
Defensive coordinatorJack Stanton
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium (Capacity: 51,094)
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Penn State           10 2 0
No. 4 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
No. 8 Miami           9 2 0
Southern Miss           9 2 1
No. 17 West Virginia           9 3 0
Colgate           7 3 0
Virginia Tech           7 4 0
Navy           7 4 1
Cincinnati           6 5 0
Florida State           6 5 0
Holy Cross           6 5 0
Tulane           6 5 0
UNLV           6 6 0
South Carolina           6 6 0
Temple           5 5 0
Boston College           5 6 0
East Carolina           5 6 0
Northeast Louisiana           5 6 0
Louisville           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
Rutgers           5 6 0
William & Mary           5 6 0
Syracuse           4 6 1
Richmond           4 7 0
Army           3 7 1
North Texas State           2 9 0
Georgia Tech           1 10 0
Memphis           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Florida State Seminoles football team represented the Florida State University in the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 7:00 PM Louisville #19 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 17–0   50,735
September 12 7:00 PM Memphis State #18 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 10–5   51,454
September 19 2:30 PM at #17 Nebraska #19 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 14–34   76,289
October 3 1:30 PM at #7 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 36–27   87,158
October 10 2:30 PM at Notre Dame #20 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN W 19–13   59,075
October 17 1:30 PM at #3 Pittsburgh #11 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 14–42   52,112
October 24 8:30 PM at LSU #20 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 38–14   74,816
October 31† 7:00 PM Western Carolina #17 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 56–31   52,721
November 7 12:00 PM #13 Miami #14 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Miami–Florida State rivalry) ABC L 19–27   52,685
November 14 3:30 PM #14 Southern Miss #20 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC L 14–58   51,819
November 28 1:30 PM at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Battle for the Governor's Cup) L 3–35   64,437
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
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