“We have a lot of people beat up especially on the offensive line,” said
head coach Bobby Bowden. “The offensive line is our biggest concern
injury-wise. We will have to go light on some of the stuff this week. It
especially concerns us this week because Virginia plays such a physical
No new injuries were reported after today’s practice. LB Tommy Polley,
OT Char-ron Dorsey and OT Otis Duhart were held out. LB Lamont Green was
held out of contact and will be evaluated at the end of the week in terms
of game status.
The game will feature the conference’s top rush defense in Florida State
and the conference’s top rushing offense in Virginia. Virginia boasts the
top two runners in the ACC with tailbacks Thomas Jones and Antwoine Womack.
“Year in and year out we’ve had our toughest games against Virginia,”
said Bowden. “They are a well-coached, fundamentally sound team. To me,
they are like playing Joe Paterno’s Penn State teams when I was at West
Virginia. They will line it up with a big offensive line and run it right
Following Saturday’s win against UNC and Nebraska’s home loss to Texas,
the Seminoles now own the nation’s longest home unbeaten streak at 38
games. They have not lost at home since Miami beat FSU 17-16 in 1991.
The Seminoles return to practice tomorrow afternoon. Saturday’s game is
scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on ABC in Doak Campbell Stadium.