November 11, 1999 - by
Football Finishes Preparations For Maryland

Nov. 11, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Top-ranked Florida State went through a
15-period workout in shorts on Thursday afternoon at Ed Williamson Practice
Fields in preparation for Saturday’s home finale against Maryland.

“We are certainly prepared for this game,” said FSU head coach
Bobby Bowden. “We are coming off an open week and we have been sharp this
week. We are about as healthy as we can be.”

Senior safety Sean Key is the only player on head trainer Randy
Oravetz’s injury report. The Miami native is listed as doubtful for the
contest with a neck burner.

In practice today, the Seminoles worked against their offensive and
defensive scout units and also finalized their two-minute offense.

“This is a very important game for us,” Bowden said. “If we don’t
get this one, next week means nothing. It is also the final time our
seniors will play at home. That is usually very emotional.”

A win on Saturday would extend Florida State’s NCAA record streak
of consecutive 10-win seasons to 13 years. FSU is also attempting to
become the first team since Southern Cal in 1972 to go wire-to-wire atop
the Associated Press Poll.

Saturday’s game will be broadcast by ABC Sports and kickoff is set
for 3:30 p.m.

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