March 22, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – The Florida State football team held its first scrimmage of spring practice on Saturday afternoon at Doak Campbell Stadium. The team practiced for 24 periods working nine periods on the practice fields before moving into the stadium. Wyatt Sexton and Chauncey Stovall highlighted the scrimmage for the offense, while Willie Jones, Jr. racked up three sacks for the defense.
“We got the first one (scrimmage) in today and it wasn’t bad for the first one,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “They did a lot better than I expected and they threw and caught the ball better than I expected. The offensive line provided good protection today for such an inexperienced group.”
In the half scrimmage, Sexton and the offense got off to a fast start as he connected with junior wide receiver Stovall for a couple of deep touchdowns (65, 46). Redshirt freshman Lorenzo Booker showed why he was the nations top running back coming out of high school in 2002 as he broke off a 37 yard scamper down he sideline eluding several defenders. It wasn’t all offense as Jones, Jr. totaled three sacks on the afternoon for the defense.
“Wyatt threw the ball with good touch today,” said Bowden. “He got a lot of work out there today for the offense. Booker also ran the ball well and the good thing is how he’ll make you miss.”
PASSING Wyatt Sexton 5-10, 190 yards (2 TD's) Chris Rix 3-7, 17 yards
RUSHING Lorenzo Booker 3-49 yards Ryan Reynolds 4-23 yards Chauncey Stovall 1-12 yards (end around) Leon Washington 3-9 yards Joey Kaleikini 1-9 yards (end around) Torrence Washington 1-6 yards Chris Rix 1-6 yards James Coleman 1-1 yard
FIELD GOALS Xavier Beitia 1-1 (37 yards) 2-2 XP