October 26, 1999 - by
Florida State Begins Preparations For Virginia

Oct. 25, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The top-ranked Florida State football team
(8-0) began preparations this evening for its 7:00pm match-up Saturday
with the Virginia Cavaliers in Charlottesville. The Seminoles had a
light workout tonight, going through agilities and mat drills, before
going into meetings.

“We are so beat up after this game, we’ve got so many guys who
are walking wounded and we hope to have some of them back by game time,”
Head Coach Bobby Bowden said. “We felt like it was best for us to work
inside where we could work more through the mental part of it more than
the physical part.”

Juniors Tay Cody and Brian Allen were named ACC Players of the
Week this week. Cody, a cornerback from Blakely, Ga., had a career-high
six tackles and blocked Clemson’s 41-yard field goal attempt on Saturday
to secure the 17-14 FSU win over the Tigers. Allen, an outside
linebacker from Lake City, Fla., recorded nine tackles, including five
solo tackles, had two key third down stops and one quarterback knockdown
in the win over Clemson.

The Seminoles also received news tonight of their standings in
the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) polls as they hold the #1 spot.
Florida State is followed by Penn State, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and
Kansas State rounding out the top five. In-state rival Florida is 6th as
Georgia Tech stands at 8th.

“It looks just as it should be and doesn’t look much different
than the Associated Press or ESPN,” Bowden said. “I personally feel like
if anybody goes undefeated, if any of the top three go undefeated, then
they would definitely be the #1 team. If three of them go undefeated
then you’ve got problems. I guess that’s where the BCS kicks in.”

Florida State will take on Virginia on ESPN Saturday beginning
at 7:00pm.

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