Nov. 7, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 17 Florida State Seminoles (6-3, 5-0 ACC) wrapped up preparations for Saturday’s game at Georgia Tech (6-3, 3-3 ACC) Thursday afternoon. The team hit the practice fields at 4:00 p.m. after meetings and worked out in shorts for about an hour-and-a-half. The offense worked inside Doak Campbell Stadium, while the defense was on the practie fields. The game will be televised regionally by ABC and is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.
“We’ve done about everything we could,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “Fortunately we were able to get out yesterday and today. Now it’s just a matter of going out and executing. You’ve go two fine football teams. I think the ACC has gotten much stronger and each contest is a little bit tougher. This should be and excellent football game.”
FSU will be without starting tailback Greg Jones, who has rushed for 938 yards this season. Nick Maddox will get the start against the Yellow Jackets in his place. Adrian McPherson will be making his second straight start when the Seminoles take the field on Saturday. Florida State has won every meeting with Georgia Tech since joining the ACC in 1992. In the last 10 meetings with Georgia Tech, FSU has averaged 37.9 points per game, while the Yellow Jackets are only averaging 12.7 points in those meetings.
Injury Report for Georgia Tech: WR Talman Gardner (ankle) – probable; DE Eric Moore (appendix removed) – questionable; DE Charles Howard (knee) – out; RB Greg Jones (knee) – out; Montrae Holland (ankle) – out; LB Marcello Church (fractured hand) – out.