Nov. 28, 2001
The Florida State Seminoles held their final full day of practice this afternoon for an 18-period workout in shorts. This will be the final game of the 2001 regular season and last home game for this year’s senior class. The team began practice working on special team drills, before moving on to work against Yellow Jacket scout teams. The Seminoles have not lost to Georgia Tech since joining the ACC in 1992.
“We went for about two hours today without pads,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “They seemed to be peppy out there.” “It has been hard this year to tell how confident this team is going into each game.”
The Yellow Jackets enter this weekend’s game with a record of 7-4 after losing to Georgia last Saturday. Georgia Tech has lost two overtime games (Clemson and Maryland) and lost a third game by one point (Virginia).
Florida State holds a 75-4 conference record since joining the ACC. The last time the Yellow Jackets made the trip to Tallahassee in 1999, Seminole fans were treated to an offensive highlight show with the Seminoles coming out on top 41-35. That was Georgia Tech’s highest point output in Doak Campbell Stadium. The Yellow Jackets are only averaging 11.3 points per contest in Tallahassee including being shutout twice, in 1993 and 1997. On the other hand
Florida State is averaging 39 points per game against Georgia Tech since joining the conference, while scoring over 40 points five times in the last eight meetings.
Saturday’s home game against Georgia Tech is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on ESPN.
Injury Report: Patrick Hughes suffered a chin laceration and will receive approximately eight stitches.