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The Florida State Seminoles football teams (1947 to 1975) represented Florida State University in the college football seasons of 1947 through 1975. The teams played their home games at Centennial Field from 1947 to 1949, and afterward at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. There were seven different coaches during this time, starting with Ed Williamson and ending with Darrell Mudra. The next year, 1976, Bobby Bowden became head coach.

Note: All rankings are AP rankings as of the day of the game.

1947 Edit

Record: 0-5-0

Coach: Ed Williamson

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
10/18/1947 H L 14-6 Stetson
11/15/1947 A L 0-6 Cumberland
11/22/1947 H L 6-27 Tennessee Tech
11/27/1947 H L 6-36 Troy
12/06/1947 H L 0-7 Jacksonville State

Source:[1]

1948 Edit

1948 was Don Veller's first year as Florida State's head coach. He coached for five seasons, and compiled a 31-12-1 record.

Record: 7-1-0

Coach: Don Veller

Dixie Conference Champions

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
10/09/1948 H W 30-0 Cumberland
10/16/1948 A L 6-14 Erskine
10/23/1948 A W 7-6 Millsaps
10/30/1948 A W 18-7 Stetson
11/13/1948 H W 26-6 Mississippi College
11/20/1948 H W 12-6 West Alabama
11/27/1948 A W 20-13 Troy
12/04/1948 H W 33-12 Tampa

Source:[1]

1949 Edit

In 1949, the Seminoles went to their first bowl, the 1950 Cigar Bowl.

Record: 9-1-0

Coach: Don Veller

Dixie Conference Champions

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
10/01/1949 H W 74-0 NAS Whiting Field
10/08/1949 A W 33-12 Mississippi College
10/15/1949 H W 26-7 Erskine
10/22/1949 A W 6-0 Sewanee
10/29/1949 A W 33-14 Stetson
11/05/1949 A L 6-13 West Alabama
11/12/1949 H W 40-0 Millsaps
11/18/1949 A W 34-7 Tampa
11/26/1949 H W 20-0 Troy
01/02/1950 A W 19-6 Wofford*

*Cigar Bowl

Source:[1]

1950 Edit

1950 was the first undefeated season at Florida State. The second game, a victory against Randolph–Macon College, was the first game played at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Record: 8-0-0

Coach: Don Veller

Dixie Conference Champions

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/30/1950 A W 26-7 Troy
10/07/1950 H W 40-7 Randolph–Macon College
10/14/1950 H W 20-6 Howard (now Samford)
10/21/1950 A W 24-0 Newberry
10/28/1950 H W 14-8 Sewanee
11/10/1950 A W 27-7 Stetson
11/18/1950 H W 33-0 Mississippi College
11/25/1950 H W 35-19 Tampa

Source:[2]

1951 Edit

1951 was the beginning of the longstanding rivalry with Miami. The Hurricanes won the first meeting by a score of 35-13.

Record: 6-2-0

Coach: Don Veller

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/29/1951 H W 40-0 Troy
10/05/1951 A L 13-35 Miami
10/13/1951 H W 34-0 Delta State
10/20/1951 H W 35-13 Sul Ross
10/27/1951 H W 13-10 Stetson
11/03/1951 A W 39-0 NAS Jacksonville
11/10/1951 H W 14-0 Wofford
11/17/1951 H L 6-14 Tampa

Source:[2]

1952 Edit

Record: 1-8-1

Coach: Don Veller

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/27/1952 H L 13-32 Louisiana Tech
10/04/1952 H L 14-41 Louisville
10/10/1952 H L 7-28 VMI
10/25/1952 A L 7-13 NC State
11/01/1952 N T 6-6 Stetson
11/08/1952 H L 21-50 Southern Miss
11/15/1952 H L 0-9 Furman
11/22/1952 A L 0-30 #2 Georgia Tech
11/29/1952 A W 27-13 Wofford
12/06/1952 H L 6-39 Tampa

Source:[2]

1953 Edit

In 1953, Tom Nugent, the creator of the I-formation, became head coach. He was coach for 6 years, and compiled a 34-28-1 record.

Record: 5-5-0

Coach: Tom Nugent

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/25/1953 A L 0-27 Miami
10/03/1953 H W 59-0 Louisville
10/10/1953 H L 7-20 Abilene Christian
10/17/1953 A L 21-32 Louisiana Tech
10/31/1953 H W 12-7 VMI
11/07/1953 A L 0-21 Southern Miss
11/14/1953 H L 7-14 Furman
11/21/1953 H W 13-6 Stetson
11/28/1953 H W 23-13 NC State
12/05/1953 A W 41-6 Tampa

Source:[2]

1954 Edit

Record: 8-4-0

Coach: Tom Nugent

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/18/1954 H L 0-14 Georgia
9/25/1954 H L 0-13 Abilene Christian
10/02/1854 A W 47-6 Lousville
10/09/1954 H W 52-13 Villanova
10/16/1954 A W 13-7 NC State
10/23/1954 A L 0-33 Auburn
10/30/1954 N W 33-19 VMI
11/13/1954 H W 33-14 Furman
11/20/1954 A W 47-6 Stetson
11/27/1954 H W 19-18 Southern Mississippi
12/04/1954 A W 13-0 Tampa
01/01/1955 A L 20-47 Texas Western*

*Sun Bowl

Source:[2]

1955 Edit

Record: 5-5-0

Coach: Tom Nugent

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/17/1955 H W 7-0 NC State
9/30/1955 A L 0-34 Miami
10/08/1995 H L 20-24 Virginia Tech
10/15/1995 H L 14-47 Georgia
10/22/1995 H L 0-34 #13 Georgia Tech
11/05/1955 H W 16-13 Villanova
11/11/1955 A W 19-6 Furman
11/19/1955 H W 39-0 The Citadel
11/25/1955 A L 6-21 Southern Miss
12/03/1955 A W 26-7 Tampa

Source:[2]

1956 Edit

Record: 5-4-1

Coach: Tom Nugent

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/22/1956 H W 47-7 Ohio
9/29/1956 A L 0-3 Georgia
10/06/1956 H L 7-20 Virginia Tech
10/13/1956 A W 14-0 NC State
10/20/1956 H T 14-14 Wake Forest
10/27/1956 A W 20-13 Villanova
11/02/1956 A L 7-20 #9 Miami
11/10/1956 H W 42-7 Furman
11/17/1956 H W 20-19 Southern Miss
11/24/1956 A L 7-13 Auburn

Source:[2]

1957 Edit

Record: 4-6-0

Coach: Tom Nugent

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/21/1957 H W 27-7 Furman
9/28/1957 A L 7-20 Boston College
10/05/1957 A L 7-21 Villanova
10/12/1957 H L 0-7 #13 NC State
10/19/1957 H W 34-7 Abilene Christian
10/26/1957 H W 20-7 Virginia Tech
11/08/1957 H L 13-40 Miami
11/16/1957 A L 0-20 Southern Miss
11/23/1957 H L 7-29 #2 Auburn
11/30/1957 A W 21-7 Tampa

Source:[2]

1958 Edit

1958 was the beginning of the longstanding rivalry with Florida. The Gators won the first meeting by a score of 21-7. Record: 7-4-0

Coach: Tom Nugent

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/13/1958 H W 22-7 Tennessee Tech
9/20/1958 H W 42-6 Furman
9/26/1958 A L 3-17 Georgia Tech
10/4/1958 H W 27-24 Wake Forest
10/11/1958 N L 13-28 Georgia
10/18/1958 H W 28-0 Virginia Tech
10/25/1958 A W 10-0 Tennessee
11/1/1958 H W 43-0 Tampa
11/7/1958 A W 17-6 Miami
11/22/1958 A L 7-21 #12 Florida
12/13/1958 N L 6-15 #19 Oklahoma State*

*Bluegrass Bowl

Source:[2]

1959 Edit

1959 was the first (and only) season of head coach Perry Moss.

Record: 4-6-0

Coach: Perry Moss

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/19/1959 H L 20-22 Wake Forest
9/26/1959 H W 47-6 Citadel
10/3/1959 H L 6-7 Miami
10/10/1959 A W 7-6 Virginia Tech
10/17/1959 A L 6-16 Memphis State
10/24/1959 H W 22-6 Richmond
10/31/1959 A L 0-42 #14 Georgia
11/14/1959 H L 0-9 William & Mary
11/21/1959 A L 8-18 Florida
11/28/1959 A W 33-0 Tampa

Source:[2]

1960 Edit

In 1960, Bill Peterson became head coach. He coached 11 seasons, compiling a 62-42-11 record.

Record: 3-6-1

Coach: Bill Peterson

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/17/1960 H W 28-0 Richmond
9/24/1960 A L 0-3 Florida
10/1/1960 H W 14-6 Wake Forest
10/8/1960 A T 0-0 The Citadel
10/15/1960 N L 13-15 Mississippi Southern
10/22/1960 H W 22-0 William & Mary
10/29/1960 H L 0-23 Kentucky
11/4/1960 A L 7-25 Miami
11/12/1960 H L 6-7 Houston
11/19/1960 A L 21-57 #9 Auburn

Source:[3]

1961 Edit

Record: 4-5-1

Coach: Bill Peterson

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/16/1961 H W 15-7 George Washington
9/30/1961 A T 3-3 #17 Florida
10/07/1961 A L 0-33 #2 Mississippi
10/14/1961 H W 3-0 Georgia
10/21/1961 H W 13-7 Richmond
10/28/1961 A L 7-10 Virginia Tech
11/04/1961 A L 0-20 Kentucky
11/11/1961 H W 44-8 The Citadel
11/18/1961 H L 0-12 Mississippi Southern
11/25/1961 A L 8-28 Houston

Source:[3]

1962 Edit

Record: 4-3-3

Coach: Bill Peterson

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/15/1962 H W 49-0 The Citadel
9/22/1962 A T 0-0 Kentucky
9/29/1962 H W 42-0 Furman
10/05/1962 A L 6-7 #9 Miami
10/20/1962 A W 18-0 Georgia
10/27/1962 H W 20-7 Virginia Tech
11/3/1962 H L 0-7 Houston
11/10/1962 A T 14-14 Georgia Tech
11/17/1962 A L 7-20 Florida
11/24/1962 A T 14-14 Auburn

Source:[3]

1963 Edit

Record: 4-5-1

Coach: Bill Peterson

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/20/1963 A W 24-0 Miami
9/28/1963 H L 0-13 Texas Christian
10/12/1963 H W 35-0 Wake Forest
10/19/1963 N T 0-0 Southern Miss
10/26/1963 H L 23-31 Virginia Tech
11/2/1963 H W 49-6 Furman
11/9/1963 A L 7-15 Georgia Tech
11/16/1963 H W 14-0 NC State
11/23/1963 A L 15-21 #9 Auburn
11/30/1963 A L 0-7 Florida

Source:[3]

1964 Edit

Record: 9-1-1

Coach: Bill Peterson

The Seminoles were ranked #10 by the AP poll for the Georgia and Virginia Tech games.

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/19/1964 A W 14-0 Miami
9/26/1964 A W 10-0 Texas Christian
10/3/1964 H W 36-0 New Mexico State
10/10/1964 H W 48-6 #5 Kentucky
10/17/1964 A W 17-14 Georgia
10/24/1964 A L 11-20 Virginia Tech
10/31/1964 H W 34-0 Mississippi Southern
11/7/1964 A T 13-13 Houston
11/14/1964 H W 28-6 NC State
11/21/1964 H W 16-7 Florida
1/02/1965 N W 36-19 Oklahoma**

**Gator Bowl

Source:[3]

1965 Edit

Record: 4-5-1

Coach: Bill Peterson

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/25/1965 A L 3-7 Texas Christian
10/2/1965 H W 9-7 Baylor
10/9/1965 A L 24-26 Kentucky
10/16/1965 H W 10- 3 #5 Georgia
10/23/1965 A L 0-21 Alabama
10/30/1965 H W 7-6 Virginia Tech
11/6/1965 H W 35-0 Wake Forest
11/13/1965 A L 0-3 NC State
11/20/1965 H T 16-16 Houston
11/27/1965 A L 17-30 Florida

Source:[3]

1966 Edit

Record: 6-5

Coach: Bill Peterson

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/17/1966 H L 13-21 Houston
9/24/1966 A W 23-20 Miami
10/8/1966 H L 19-22 #10 Florida
10/15/1966 A W 42-33 Texas Tech
10/22/1966 H W 10-0 Mississippi State
10/29/1966 A L 21-23 Virginia Tech
11/5/1966 A W 32-10 South Carolina
11/12/1966 A L 21-37 Syracuse
11/19/1966 H W 28-0 Wake Forest
11/26/1966 H W 45-21 Maryland
12/24/1966 N L 20-28 Wyoming*

*Sun Bowl

Source:[3]

1967 Edit

The Seminoles finished the season ranked #15 in the UPI poll.

Record: 7-2-2

Coach: Bill Peterson

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/15/1967 A L 13-33 Houston
9/23/1967 N T 37-37 #2 Alabama
9/30/1967 H L 10-20 NC State
10/7/1967 A W 19-18 Texas A&M
10/14/1967 H W 17-0 South Carolina
10/21/1967 H W 28-12 Texas Tech
10/28/1967 H W 24-12 Mississippi State
11/4/1967 A W 26-7 Memphis State
11/11/1967 H W 38-15 Virginia Tech
11/25/1967 A W 21-16 Florida
12/30/1967 N T 17-17 #10 Penn State

Source:[3]

1968 Edit

Record: 8-3-0

Coach: Bill Peterson

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/21/1968 A W 24-14 Maryland
9/28/1968 H L 3-9 Florida
10/5/1968 H W 20-14 Texas A&M
10/19/1968 H W 20-10 Memphis State
10/26/1968 A W 35-28 South Carolina
11/2/1968 H L 22-40 Virginia Tech
11/9/1968 A W 27-14 Mississippi State
11/16/1968 A W 48-7 NC State
11/23/1968 H W 42-24 Wake Forest
11/29/1968 N W 40-20 Houston
12/30/1968 N L 27-31 LSU

Source:[3]

1969 Edit

Record: 6-3-1

Coach: Bill Peterson

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/20/1969 H W 24-0 Wichita State
9/26/1969 A W 16-14 Miami
10/4/1969 A L 6-21 #12 Florida
10/18/1969 A W 38-20 Tulsa
10/25/1969 H W 20-17 Mississippi State
11/1/1969 H W 34-9 South Carolina
11/8/1969 A T 10-10 Virginia Tech
11/15/1969 H L 26-28 Memphis State
11/22/1969 H W 33-22 NC State
11/29/1969 A L 13-41 #18 Houston

Source:[3]

1970 Edit

Record: 7-4

Coach: Bill Peterson

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/12/1970 H W 9-7 Louisville
9/19/1970 A L 13-23 #13 Georgia Tech
9/26/1970 H W 19-14 Wake Forest
10/10/1970 H L 27-38 Florida
10/17/1970 A L 12-16 Memphis State
10/24/1970 A W 21-13 South Carolina
10/30/1970 A W 27-3 Miami
11/7/1970 H W 38-13 Clemson
11/14/1970 H W 34-8 Virginia Tech
11/21/1970 H W 33-7 Kansas State
11/26/1970 N L 21-53 #19 Houston

Source:[4]

1971 Edit

The 1971 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1971 college football season. Larry Jones was head coach, Steve Sloan was an assistant coach/offensive coordinator, and Bill Parcells coached the linebackers.

Record: 8-4-0

Coach: Larry Jones

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 11 vs. Southern Mississippi Ernest F. Ladd Memorial StadiumMobile, AL W 24–9  
September 18 at Miami (FL) Orange BowlMiami, FL W 20–17  
September 25 Kansas Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 30–7  
October 2 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 17–3  
October 9† Mississippi State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 27–9  
October 16 Florida #19 Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Sunshine State Showdown) L 17–15  
October 23 South Carolina Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 49–18  
October 30 at Houston #19 Robertson StadiumHouston, TX L 14–7  
November 13 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 12–6  
November 20 [[{{{school}}}|Tulsa]] Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 45–10  
November 27 Pittsburgh Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 31–13  
December 27 vs. #8 Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) L 45–38  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Source:[4]

1972 Edit

The Seminoles began the season ranked #19 in the AP poll and rose to #13 (#20, #17, #16, #13 in the second through fifth weeks respectively) before falling out completely following their loss to Florida. They entered again at #17 after their victory against Colorado State, but dropped out again after the loss at Auburn.

Record: 7-4

Coach: Larry Jones

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/9/1972 A W 19-7 Pittsburgh
9/16/1972 A W 37-14 Miami
9/23/1972 H W 27-15 Virginia Tech
9/30/1972 A W 44-22 Kansas
10/7/1972 H L 13-42 Florida
10/14/1972 N W 25-21 Mississippi State
10/21/1972 H W 37-0 Colorado State
10/28/1972 A L 14-27 #12 Auburn
11/4/1972 H L 27-31 Houston
11/11/1972 H W 23-21 Tulsa
11/18/1972 A L 21-24 South Carolina

Source:[4]

1973 Edit

Record: 0-11

Coach: Larry Jones

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/15/1973 A L 7-9 Wake Forest
9/22/1973 H L 0-28 Kansas
9/29/1973 H L 10-14 #18 Miami
10/6/1973 A L 14-21 Baylor
10/13/1973 H L 12-37 Mississippi State
10/20/1973 H L 10-13 Memphis State
10/27/1973 A L 17-38 San Diego State
11/3/1973 A L 3-34 #18 Houston
11/10/1973 A L 13-36 Virginia Tech
11/17/1973 H L 12-52 South Carolina
12/1/1974 A L 0-49 Florida

Source:[4]

1974 Edit

1974 was the first year for head coach Darrell Mudra. Mudra only lasted two years, finishing with a final record of 4-18.

Record: 1-10

Coach: Darrell Mudra

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/14/1974 H L 6-9 #13 Pittsburgh
9/21/1974 H L 7-14 Colorado State
9/28/1974 A L 9-40 Kansas
10/5/1974 H L 17-21 Baylor
10/12/1974 A L 7-8 #3 Alabama
10/19/1974 H L 14-24 #14 Florida
10/26/1974 A L 6-38 #5 Auburn
11/2/1974 A L 14-42 Memphis State
11/8/1974 A W 21-14 Miami
11/16/1974 H L 21-56 Virginia Tech
11/23/1974 H L 8-23 #15 Houston

Source:[4]

1975 Edit

Record: 3-8

Coach: Darrell Mudra

OC: Gary Grouwinkel

DC: Pete Rodriquez

Season Results
Date Field Outcome Opponent
9/13/75 A L 20-31 Texas Tech
9/20/75 H W 17-8 Utah State
9/27/75 H L 6-10 Iowa State
10/4/75 A L 0-30 Georgia Tech
10/11/75 A L 10-13 Virginia Tech
10/18/75 A L 8-34 #14 Florida
10/25/75 H L 14-17 Auburn
11/1/75 A W 43-7 Clemson
11/8/75 H L 14-17 Memphis State
11/15/75 H L 22-24 Miami
11/22/75 A W 33-22 Houston

Source:[4][5]

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