Oct. 9, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The No. 13 ranked Florida State Seminoles (3-1, 2-1 ACC) continued to prepare for Saturday’s game on October 13th, against No. 1 Miami (4-0, 2-0 Big East) this afternoon. The team worked out in shells for 22 periods as practice began with special team’s drills before the squad moved on to work against Hurricane scout teams.
This match-up marks the 50th year since the first meeting in 1951. Miami leads the series with a record of 24-20. Fifteen games in the history of this series have been decided by a touchdown or less. This marks the third-straight meeting where one of the two teams is ranked No. 1 coming into the match-up.
Miami enters the game on a 14-game winning streak dating back to a loss in week No. 2 of the 2000 season to Washington, 34-29. The Hurricanes are led by the third-ranked scoring defense and Heisman Trophy candidate Ken Dorsey.
The nation’s longest home winning streak is on the line as Florida State has won 37 straight at Doak Campbell Stadium. The winning streak, which dates back to a 77-17 win against N.C. State in 1995, ranks 12th in NCAA history. In addition, the Seminoles have not lost since 1991, an unbeaten streak of 54 games. Miami was the last team to beat Florida State in Doak Campbell Stadium by a score of 17-16 in that 1991 season.
The game is scheduled for a 12:00 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on ABC. The Seminoles will return to practice on Wednesday at 3:30 to continue to prepare for this weekend’s game against Miami.
No injuries were reported after today’s practice.