March 22, 2001
Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida State football team continued spring practice with a 24-period workout in full pads this afternoon. The team worked on the practice fields for the first half and then finished the second half with a scrimmage at Doak Campbell Stadium.
“The offense and defense both did some good things out there today,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “The running game looks better than it did a year ago. You just don’t know how much of that is because of the new guys on defense.”
Senior tailback Davy Ford led all rushers in the scrimmage with four carries for 86 yards. Ford had the longest gain of the day with a 55-yard touchdown run. Junior quarterback Anquan Boldin added a rushing touchown of 54 yards.
“Anquan is looking better than I expected him to at this point,” said Bowden. “He threw the long ball a lot better today.”
Boldin went 3-for-5 passing for 52 yards and Chris Rix went 3-for-6 for 71 yards. Rix connected with Javon Walker on a 65-yard touchdown pass.
Defensively, O.J. Jackson and Cory Collier were recognized by Bowden for their play. Jackson had a sack and a tackle for loss in the scrimmage.
“Collier is really coming on nicely,” said Bowden. “He’s making some strides after missing the spring last year with an injury.”
The team will practice again on Friday afternoon and hold a full scrimmage at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday in Doak Campbell Stadium.