1971 Florida State Seminoles football
Fiesta Bowl, L 38–45 vs. Arizona State
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
1971 record8–4
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorSteve Sloan (1st season)
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 40,500)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Penn State         11 1 0
Boston College         9 2 0
No. 17 Houston         9 3 0
No. 13 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Utah State         8 3 0
Florida State         8 4 0
Cincinnati         7 4 0
West Virginia         7 4 0
Temple         6 2 1
Air Force         6 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Colgate         6 4 0
Villanova         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 5 0
Southern Miss         6 5 0
Georgia Tech         6 6 0
New Mexico State         5 5 1
Northern Illinois         5 5 1
Syracuse         5 5 1
Dayton         5 6 0
Holy Cross         4 6 0
Miami (FL)         4 7 0
Virginia Tech         4 7 0
Navy         3 8 0
Pittsburgh         3 8 0
Tulane         3 8 0
Marshall         2 8 0
Xavier         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. Larry Jones was head coach, Steve Sloan was an assistant coach/offensive coordinator, and Bill Parcells coached the linebackers.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 11vs. Southern MissW 24–912,133[2]
September 18at Miami (FL)ABCW 20–1720,266
September 25KansasW 30–734,784
October 2at Virginia TechW 17–330,001
October 9Mississippi Statedagger
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 27–927,415
October 16at FloridaNo. 19L 15–1765,109
October 23South Carolina
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 49–1830,764
October 30at HoustonNo. 19L 7–1433,598
November 13at Georgia TechL 6–1244,261
November 20Tulsa
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 45–1020,528
November 27Pittsburgh
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 31–1319,292
December 27vs. No. 8 Arizona StateMizlouL 38–4551,089
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

1971 Florida State Seminoles football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 82 Rhett Dawson Sr
C 55 Allen Dees
WR 18 Kent Gaydos
QB 19 Gary Huff Jr
FB 48 James Jarrett
OG 65 J.W. McKinnie
RB 27 Art Munroe
TE 84 Gary Parris Jr
WR 22 Barry Smith Jr
OT 74 Don Sparkman
OG 53 Jay Stokes
OT 66 Joe Strickler
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 75 Richard Amman
S 28 Robert Ashmore
DE 57 Steve Bratton Jr
DT 70 Bill Henson
DE 50 Charlie Hunt Jr
S 24 John Lanahan
CB 40 Eddie McMillan Jr
OLB 60 Clint Parker
DE 85 Bill Shaw
ILB 59 Larry Strickland
CB 26 J.T. Thomas Jr
OLB 50 Dan Whitehurst
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 1 Frank Fontes
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Theron Bass (GA)
  • Bill Canty (Freshman)
  • John Devlin (DL)
  • Al Guy (GA)
  • Bob Harbison (OL)
  • Gene Henderson (DC/DB)
  • Pat Hodgson (WR/TE)
  • Doug Jackson (GA)
  • Wayne McDuffie (GA)
  • Bill Parcells (LB)
  • Steve Sloan (OC)
  • Hank Small (GA)

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

Season summary

at Florida

See also: 1971 Florida Gators football team and Florida–Florida State football rivalry

Florida State Seminoles at Florida Gators
1 2 34Total
Florida St 0 0 01515
Florida 0 14 0317

at Florida Field, Gainesville, Florida

  • Date: October 16, 1971
  • Game weather: Overcast
  • Game attendance: 65,109
  • Recap/Box Score

References

  1. ^ "FSU Football 1970–1979". Nolefan.org. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  2. ^ "Seminoles rap Southern 24–9". The Tampa Tribune. September 12, 1971. Retrieved March 23, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.