Oct. 24, 2001
The No. 19 Florida State Seminoles (4-2, 3-1 ACC) held their final full practice for Saturday’s game with Maryland (7-0, 5-0 ACC). Under dark skies and often-heavy rains the Seminoles practiced for approximately two hours as they finalized game plans for the Terrapins.
“I thought we have had a pretty good week of practice, about like last week” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “We had about as good of rain as we had in a while, but we practiced through it. You never know when you will have a game with this kind of weather, so it does help. We needed to get our assignments down, so we didn’t go inside at all.”
Florida State has never lost to Maryland, including all nine meetings since joining the ACC. Maryland is coming off of a 59-17 victory over Duke this past weekend. The Terrapin’s 7-0 start is their best start since 1978 when they raced to an 8-0 record before finishing 9-3.
“Both quarterbacks have thrown well this week,” said Bowden. “They both should improve. Everything is ahead of these guys, there’s nothing behind them. It’s just a matter of executing and cutting the turnovers down.”
Saturday’s game with Maryland at Doak Campbell Stadium is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on ABC.
No new injuries were reported after today’s practice