October 10, 1987
Florida State 23
Southern Miss. 7
Brett Favre quarterbacked Souther Miss. this season.
In this game, Favre went 8 for 23 and could never get it going.
Florida State overpowered the Eagles from the start, but the Seminole defense still allowed 244 yards rushing and 107 to Gandy alone (on 28 carries).
Sammie Smith rushed for 116 yards on 19 carries for the Seminoles and continued his stellar season.
Boxscore and Complete Statistics
Real Score: Florida State 61 Southern Miss. 10
September 26, 1987
Florida State 23
Michigan State 19
I knew this game would be a serious test of the Florida State run defense.
Lorenzo White was awesome this season, and he was this game as well - breaking off the Seminoles for 160 yards (but it did take 35 carries to get there). Michigan State's quarterback McCallister had a tough day passing the ball, but gashed Florida State for 75 yards and nearly carried the Spartans to a win.
The Spartans ruled the time of possession and kept the Seminole defense on the field, again and again.
In the end it was the Florida State running game and Sammie Smith that did it with his 143 yards on 13 carries - and a long gainer that set up the final Seminole touchdown.
Box Score and Complete Statistics
Real Score: Florida State 31 Michigan State 3
September 12, 1987
Florida State 35
East Carolina 27
(What I do remember about this game was that the Florida State defense could not stop the East Carolina running game.In the end, the Seminole passing game provided too many big plays and the Pirates were ultimately unable to catch up.
This was the second game in a row that was too close for comfort.
I needed to rally the defense - or call better defensive plays...)
No box score or game statistics available.
Real Score: Florida State 44 East Carolina 3
1987 Florida State Football
Played with Lance Haffner's 3-In-1 Football on my Mac using Boxer.
What This Is
A replay of the 1987 Florida State Football season. 1987 was the year I became a Seminole fan. My friend JP and I were at the FSU - Miami game this year. Much heartache, but JP and I were lifers after that.
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