April 5, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – The Florida State football team held a two-hour scrimmage on Saturday in Doak Campbell Stadium. The offense and defense both showed improvement as the defense totaled eight sacks during the scrimmage. Quarterback Chris Rix had 57 yards passing with two touchdowns, while walk-on running back Marlon Napier had six carries for 31 yards.
“I thought we made good improvement today,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “There were a lot of good hits out there today and the defense seemed to be hitting hard. We didn’t really work (Chris) Rix all that much today since we wanted to work Fabian (Walker) and Wyatt (Sexton) more. Everyone out there seemed to be playing well.”
Rix led the way for the Seminoles through the air as he went 5-of-7 for 57 yards and two touchdowns. Dominic Robinson led all receivers with two catches for 33 yards, including a 25-yard TD from Sexton. Fabian Walker also threw the ball well as he completed 5-of-7 passes for 15 yards on short passing routes. In 7-on-7 drills, wide receiver Chris Davis consistently got behind defenders to record three touchdowns, while he was held out of contact drills.
Defensively, walk-on linebacker Chad Canfield had the big play of the day as he returned an interception 56 yards for a touchdown. Eric Moore and Kamerion Wimbley had a pair of sacks while Darrell Burston, Chauncey Davis, Ray Piquion and Charles Howard all added one apiece.
In goalline work at the conclusion of the scrimmage, the offense scored two times while the defense had four stops. Fullback James Coleman and Marlon Napier got the two scores for the offense.
The Seminoles will hold another scrimmage on Wednesday afternoon and the annual Garnet & Gold game will be next Saturday, April 12th at 2:00 p.m.
PASSING Chris Rix 5-7 57 yards (2 TD) Wyatt Sexton 3-5 28 yards (TD) Fabian Walker 5-7 15 yards Lorne Sam 0-4 David Koral 0-2 P.K. Sam 0-1 (reverse pass)
Rushing Chris Rix 2 carries, 34 yards Marlon Napier 6 carries, 31 yards B.J. Dean 2 carries, 11 yards Chauncey Stovall 1 carry, 6 yards (end around) Ryan Reynolds 3 carries, 0 yards Miller St. Hillaire 3 carries, 0 yards Joey Kaleikini 1 carry, -6 yards
Receiving Dominic Robinson 2 rec, 33 yards (25-yard TD) Joey Kaleikini 1 rec, 22 yards Ryan Reynolds 2 rec, 17 yards (15-yard TD) P.K. Sam 2 rec, 12 yards Willie Reid 1 rec, 8 yards (TD) James Coleman 1 rec, 6 yards Marlon Napier 4 rec, 2 yards
Kicking Xavier Beitia Field Goals (2-2) 16, 50 Xtra Points (3-3)