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1988 Independent Schedule and Results

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Record: 162-121-0, .572 W-L% (2nd of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 3.09 (4th of 10) ▪ SOS: 0.83 (6th of 10)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Penn State, South Carolina and West Virginia)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida State, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Syracuse and West Virginia)

78 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 3, 1988 Sat (6) Miami (FL) 31 (1) Florida State 0
2 Sep 3, 1988 Sat Northern Illinois 7 Akron 6
3 Sep 3, 1988 Sat Syracuse 31 Temple 21
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
4 Sep 10, 1988 Sat Boston College 41 Cincinnati 7
5 Sep 10, 1988 Sat (10) Florida State 49 Southern Mississippi 13
6 Sep 10, 1988 Sat Virginia Tech 27 East Carolina 16
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
7 Sep 17, 1988 Sat Louisville 29 Memphis 18
8 Sep 17, 1988 Sat (16) Penn State 23 Boston College 20
9 Sep 17, 1988 Sat (14) South Carolina 17 East Carolina 0
10 Sep 17, 1988 Sat Southern Mississippi 35 Virginia Tech 13
11 Sep 17, 1988 Sat Temple 12 @ Navy 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
12 Sep 24, 1988 Sat Rutgers 21 @ (15) Penn State 16
13 Sep 24, 1988 Sat Southern Mississippi 45 @ East Carolina 42
14 Sep 24, 1988 Sat Syracuse 35 Virginia Tech 0
15 Sep 24, 1988 Sat Tulane 20 Memphis 19
16 Sep 24, 1988 Sat (11) West Virginia 31 @ (16) Pittsburgh 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
17 Oct 1, 1988 Sat Boston College 34 Pittsburgh 31
18 Oct 1, 1988 Sat (6) Florida State 48 @ Tulane 28
19 Oct 1, 1988 Sat Louisiana-Lafayette 48 @ East Carolina 36
20 Oct 1, 1988 Sat Penn State 45 @ Temple 9 Philadelphia, PA
21 Oct 1, 1988 Sat Rutgers 38 Cincinnati 9
22 Oct 1, 1988 Sat Southern Mississippi 30 Louisville 23
23 Oct 1, 1988 Sat (7) West Virginia 22 @ Virginia Tech 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
24 Oct 8, 1988 Sat Louisiana Tech 19 Louisiana-Lafayette 16
25 Oct 8, 1988 Sat Louisville 9 Tulsa 3
26 Oct 8, 1988 Sat (5) Notre Dame 30 @ Pittsburgh 20
27 Oct 8, 1988 Sat Penn State 35 Cincinnati 9
28 Oct 8, 1988 Sat (8) South Carolina 26 @ Virginia Tech 24
29 Oct 8, 1988 Sat Southern Mississippi 38 @ Tulane 13
30 Oct 8, 1988 Sat Syracuse 34 Rutgers 20
31 Oct 8, 1988 Sat (7) West Virginia 30 @ East Carolina 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
32 Oct 15, 1988 Sat (5) Florida State 45 East Carolina 21
33 Oct 15, 1988 Sat Louisiana-Lafayette 45 Northern Illinois 0
34 Oct 15, 1988 Sat (4) Notre Dame 31 (1) Miami (FL) 30
35 Oct 15, 1988 Sat Pittsburgh 42 Temple 7
36 Oct 15, 1988 Sat Rutgers 17 @ Boston College 6
37 Oct 15, 1988 Sat Syracuse 24 @ Penn State 10
38 Oct 15, 1988 Sat Virginia Tech 41 @ Cincinnati 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
39 Oct 22, 1988 Sat Army 34 Rutgers 24 East Rutherford, NJ
40 Oct 22, 1988 Sat (7) Florida State 66 Louisiana Tech 3
41 Oct 22, 1988 Sat Louisville 38 @ Tulane 35
42 Oct 22, 1988 Sat (4) Miami (FL) 57 Cincinnati 3
43 Oct 22, 1988 Sat Pittsburgh 52 Navy 6
44 Oct 22, 1988 Sat Southern Mississippi 27 @ Louisiana-Lafayette 14
45 Oct 22, 1988 Sat (19) Syracuse 38 @ East Carolina 14
46 Oct 22, 1988 Sat (6) West Virginia 59 Boston College 19
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
47 Oct 29, 1988 Sat Louisiana-Lafayette 51 @ Tulane 34
48 Oct 29, 1988 Sat Louisville 21 @ Cincinnati 6
49 Oct 29, 1988 Sat (4) Miami (FL) 31 @ East Carolina 7
50 Oct 29, 1988 Sat (2) Notre Dame 22 @ Navy 7 Baltimore, MD
51 Oct 29, 1988 Sat Southern Mississippi 34 Memphis 27
52 Oct 29, 1988 Sat Temple 35 @ Rutgers 30
53 Oct 29, 1988 Sat (7) West Virginia 51 Penn State 30
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
54 Nov 5, 1988 Sat East Carolina 34 @ Temple 17
55 Nov 5, 1988 Sat (5) Florida State 59 @ (15) South Carolina 0
56 Nov 5, 1988 Sat Louisville 13 Virginia Tech 3
57 Nov 5, 1988 Sat Memphis 20 Louisiana-Lafayette 3
58 Nov 5, 1988 Sat (3) Miami (FL) 34 Tulsa 3
59 Nov 5, 1988 Sat Pittsburgh 20 Rutgers 10
60 Nov 5, 1988 Sat (16) Syracuse 49 Navy 21
61 Nov 5, 1988 Sat (4) West Virginia 51 @ Cincinnati 13 Cincinnati, OH
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
62 Nov 12, 1988 Sat (5) Florida State 41 Virginia Tech 14
63 Nov 12, 1988 Sat Memphis 26 Tulsa 20
64 Nov 12, 1988 Sat Pittsburgh 14 @ Penn State 7
65 Nov 12, 1988 Sat South Carolina 19 Navy 8
66 Nov 12, 1988 Sat Southern Mississippi 26 @ Louisiana Tech 19
67 Nov 12, 1988 Sat (15) Syracuse 45 @ Boston College 20
68 Nov 12, 1988 Sat Temple 37 @ Akron 17
69 Nov 12, 1988 Sat (4) West Virginia 35 @ Rutgers 25 East Rutherford, NJ
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
70 Nov 19, 1988 Sat Boston College 38 Army 24 Emerald Isle Classic (Dublin, Ireland)
71 Nov 19, 1988 Sat East Carolina 49 @ Cincinnati 14
72 Nov 19, 1988 Sat (1) Notre Dame 21 Penn State 3
73 Nov 19, 1988 Sat Tulsa 15 Temple 10
74 Nov 19, 1988 Sat (4) West Virginia 31 (14) Syracuse 9
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
75 Nov 26, 1988 Sat Temple 45 Boston College 28
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
76 Dec 3, 1988 Sat Army 20 Navy 15 Philadelphia, PA
77 Dec 3, 1988 Sat (18) Syracuse 24 Pittsburgh 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
78 Jan 2, 1989 Mon (1) Notre Dame 34 (3) West Virginia 21 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)