Oct. 5, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 11 Florida State (5-1, 4-0 ACC) began preparations for Miami on Saturday in shorts. The team held a short one-hour practice with work on special teams and against Hurricane scout teams. The Seminoles are coming off playing three games in 13 days.
“We got some pretty good work in,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “We’ve got a few guys limping so it will be good to have these extra days to get them healthy. We’ll probably go in pads on Monday, that’ll be the best day for us.”
Florida State will take on the top-ranked Miami Hurricanes on Saturday after playing two-straight Thursday night games. Miami snapped FSU’s 37-game home-unbeaten streak last year with a 49-27 win. Since 1988, the team that has totaled the most rushing yards has won the Florida State-Miami game 11of 13 times. The Seminoles out-rushed the Hurricanes last year by a count of 214 to 142. Florida State has won two of the last three meetings in the Orange Bowl by an average score of 28-19.
Florida State’s game at Miami is set for a 12:00 p.m. noon kickoff and will be carried live on ABC.
Injury Report: No new injuries were reported.