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1998 Florida State Seminoles football
ACC Co-Champions
Fiesta Bowl, L 16–23 vs. Tennessee
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
1998 record11–2 (7–1 ACC)
Head coachBobby Bowden (23rd season)
Offensive coordinatorMark Richt
Defensive coordinatorMickey Andrews
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium (Capacity: 80,000)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Florida State §   7 1         11 2  
#9 Georgia Tech §   7 1         10 2  
#18 Virginia   6 2         9 3  
North Carolina   5 3         7 5  
NC State   5 3         7 5  
Duke   2 6         4 7  
Wake Forest   2 6         3 8  
Clemson   1 7         3 8  
Maryland   1 7         3 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games in Doak Campbell Stadium. This team was the runner up in the first ever BCS Championship at the Fiesta Bowl against the Tennessee Volunteers.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31* 8:00 PM vs. #14 Texas A&M #2 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Kickoff Classic) ABC W 23–14   59,232
September 12 3:30 PM at NC State #2 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ABC L 7–24   50,800
September 19 7:00 PM Duke #11 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL PPV W 62–3   80,032
September 26* 12:30 PM #18 USC #10 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC W 30–10   79,815
October 3 1:00 PM at Maryland #9 Byrd StadiumCollege Park PPV W 24–10   33,134
October 10* 3:30 PM at Miami #8 Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) CBS W 26–14   63,617
October 17† 6:00 PM Clemson #6 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 48–0   80,310
October 27 7:00 PM at #23 Georgia Tech #5 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPN W 34–7   46,362
October 31 7:45 PM North Carolina #5 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ESPN W 39–13   80,050
November 7 3:30 PM #12 Virginia #6 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Jefferson-Eppes Trophy) ABC W 45–14   81,120
November 14 5:00 PM at Wake Forest #5 Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC ESPN2 W 24–7   19,193
November 21* 3:30 PM #4 Florida #5 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Battle for the Governor's Cup) ABC W 23–12   81,614
January 4* 8:00 PM vs. #1 Tennessee #2 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) ABC L 16–23   80,470
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
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Game notesEdit

FloridaEdit

Florida at Florida State
by Quarter1234 Total
Florida 7 5 0 0 12
Florida St 3 3 7 10 23


ReferencesEdit

  1. Boyles, Bob. "50 Years of College Football" 2007.
  2. http://nolefan.org/summary/f1998.html
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