Nov. 12, 2001
The Florida State Seminoles (6-3, 5-2 ACC), watched film from the NC State game and then returned to the practice field for a 15-period workout. The team corrected mistakes from Saturday’s game and began to prepare for this Saturday’s match-up against in-state rival Florida(8-1, 6-1 SEC). Practice began with fundamental and agility drills before moving on to prepare against Florida scout teams.
“We had a longer practice today than we normally do on Mondays because of the holiday,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “We’ve got to correct the mistakes we made last weekend against NC State.” “We hope to get some of these guys who have been missing practice back for this weekend.”
The Seminoles have won three straight over the Gators, including a 30-7 victory last year in Tallahassee. In that game, Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke threw for 353 yards and three touchdowns with Snoop Minnis on the receiving end of 187 of those yards and two of the scores. The home team has won five of the last six games in the series (FSU’s 30-23 win in Gainesville in 1999 the lone exception).
Bowden is 8-4-1 all-time against Steve Spurrier and the Seminoles have won 11 out of the last 16 against the Gators. The last time FSU defeated Florida four times in a row was from 1987 through 1990.
Saturday’s game with Florida at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is scheduled for a 8:00 p.m. kickoff on CBS.
No new injuries were reported after today’s practice.