1989 Florida State Seminoles football
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 41–17 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 3
1989 record10–2
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorWayne McDuffie (7th season)
Defensive coordinatorMickey Andrews (6th season)
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 60,519)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 NCAA Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami (FL)         11 1 0
No. 2 Notre Dame         12 1 0
No. 3 Florida State         10 2 0
Northern Illinois         9 2 0
No. 15 Penn State         8 3 1
No. 17 Pittsburgh         8 3 1
No. 21 West Virginia         8 3 1
Syracuse         8 4 0
Southwestern Louisiana         7 4 0
Akron         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 4 1
Virginia Tech         6 4 1
Louisiana Tech         5 4 1
Army         6 5 0
Louisville         6 5 0
East Carolina         5 5 1
Tulsa         6 6 0
Southern Miss         5 6 0
Tulane         4 8 0
Navy         3 8 0
Rutgers         2 7 2
Boston College         2 9 0
Memphis State         2 9 0
Cincinnati         1 9 1
Temple         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 212:30 p.m.vs. Southern MissNo. 6TBSL 26–3048,746
September 97:30 p.m.No. 10 ClemsonNo. 16ESPNL 23–3461,897
September 167:30 p.m.at No. 21 LSUESPNW 31–2175,524
September 237:00 p.m.Tulane
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL
W 59–961,613
October 71:30 p.m.at No. 17 SyracuseNo. 22W 41–1049,832
October 1412:00 p.m.at Virginia TechNo. 19SUNW 41–741,832
October 217:30 p.m.No. 11 AuburnNo. 14
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL
ESPNW 22–1462,711
October 288:00 p.m.No. 2 Miami (FL)No. 9
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL (rivalry)
ESPNW 24–1062,602
November 42:00 p.m.South CarolinadaggerNo. 6
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL
W 35–1061,852
November 182:00 p.m.Memphis StateNo. 5
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, FL
W 57–2057,511
December 27:30 p.m.at FloridaNo. 6ESPNW 24–1775,154
January 14:30 p.m.vs. No. 6 NebraskaNo. 5NBCW 41–1773,953

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Personnel

1989 Florida State Seminoles football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 8 Terry Anthony Sr
WR Shannon Baker
RB 22 Edgar Bennett So
OL John Brown
RB 13 Dexter Carter
TE Johnny Clower
WR Lawrence Dawsey
OL Hayward Haynes
QB 14 Brad Johnson So
TE Reggie Johnson
WR Bruce LaSane
RB 42 Amp Lee
WR 7 Ronald Lewis Sr
OL Kevin Mancini
RB Paul Moore
OL Mike Morris
RB Chris Parker
RB Maurice Pinckney
TE Dave Roberts
OL Robert Stevenson
OL Michael Tanks
QB, P Charlie Ward
QB Casey Weldon
QB 4 Peter Tom Willis Sr
OL Tony Yeomans
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 27 Terrell Buckley Fr
S 6 LeRoy Butler Sr
LB 45 Kirk Carruthers So
DL Keith Carter
LB Howard Dinkins
DB Dedrick Dodge
DB Leon Fowler
LB 97 Reggie Freeman
 Fr
OLB Kevin Grant
DL 53 Odell Haggins Sr
DT 78 Eric Hayes Sr
DB Errol McCorvey
LB Anthony Moss
DL Henry Ostaszewski
DB Bill Ragans
LB Kelvin Smith
LB Shelton Thompson
DB John Wyche
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 9 Richie Andrews Jr
K 43 Bill Mason
 Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Rankings

Further information: 1989 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 6 (2) 16 NR NR 25 22 19 14 9 6 5 5 5 6 5 5 3 (2) 
Coaches 6 (1) 16 NR NR 20 20 т 16 т 13 8 5 4 5 5 6 5 (1) 2 (7)

Season summary

Southern Miss

Florida State vs. Southern Miss
1 234Total
#6 Seminoles 10 0133 26
Golden Eagles 3 14013 30
      

See also: 1989 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team

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Clemson

Clemson at Florida State
1 234Total
#10 Tigers 7 2106 34
#16 Seminoles 0 1067 23

See also: 1989 Clemson Tigers football team and Clemson–Florida State football rivalry


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at LSU

Florida State at LSU
1 234Total
Seminoles 0 10714 31
#21 Tigers 3 387 21

See also: 1989 LSU Tigers football team

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Tulane

Tulane at Florida State
1 234Total
Green Wave 0 063 9
Seminoles 17 14217 59
  • Date: September 23
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium

See also: 1989 Tulane Green Wave football team


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at Syracuse

Florida State at Syracuse
1 234Total
#22 Seminoles 10 7177 41
#17 Orangemen 0 370 10

See also: 1989 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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at Virginia Tech

Florida State at Virginia Tech
1 234Total
#19 Seminoles 7 17107 41
Hokies 0 007 7

See also: 1989 Virginia Tech Hokies football team


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Auburn

Auburn at Florida State
1 234Total
#11 Tigers 3 0011 14
#14 Seminoles 3 1630 22
  • Date: October 21
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium

See also: 1989 Auburn Tigers football team


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Miami (FL)

See also: 1989 Miami Hurricanes football team and Florida State–Miami football rivalry

#2 Miami (FL) Hurricanes at #9 Florida State Seminoles
1 2 34Total
Miami (FL) 10 0 0010
Florida St 14 0 7324

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

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South Carolina

South Carolina at Florida State
1 234Total
Gamecocks 0 703 10
#6 Seminoles 7 14140 35
  • Date: November 4
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium

See also: 1989 South Carolina Gamecocks football team


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Memphis State

Memphis State at Florida State
1 234Total
Tigers 6 707 20
#5 Seminoles 17 3406 57
  • Date: November 18
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium

See also: 1989 Memphis State Tigers football team


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at Florida

Florida State at Florida
1 234Total
#6 Seminoles 7 377 24
Gators 3 707 17
  • Date: December 2
  • Location: Florida Field
  • Game start: 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 75,154
  • Game weather: 61°F
  • Television network: ESPN
   

See also: 1989 Florida Gators football team and Florida–Florida State football rivalry


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Nebraska (Fiesta Bowl)

Nebraska vs. Florida State
1 234Total
#6 Cornhuskers 7 307 17
#5 Seminoles 0 21200 41
     

Main article: 1990 Fiesta Bowl

See also: 1989 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team


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