October 27, 1999 - by
Football Team Works Against Virginia Scout Teams

Oct. 27, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden
announced after practice on Wednesday that cornerback Tay Cody has been
suspended for FSU’s game at Virginia this Saturday.

“Tay Cody is suspended for at least this weekend’s game,” said
Bowden. “He definitely will miss Virginia and maybe more, we just don’t
have all the facts right now.”

Clevan Thomas, who has started three games this season at
cornerback, has been moved to first team and will start at the right corner
with Mario Edwards starting on the left side. Thomas had been listed as
the backup at both cornerback positions leading into the week. Late
yesterday, Edwards was named a semi-finalist for the Thorpe award, an award
given to the nation’s top defensive back.

During the two and a half hour workout, the No. 1 ranked Seminoles
focused primarily on working against the Virginia scout teams. The
Seminoles will face a Cavalier defense that is sixth in the ACC in total
defense, but is 13th in the country in interceptions with 11. FSU
quarterback Chris Weinke is second in the conference and 18th in the nation
in passing efficiency, with 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Defensively, the Seminoles enter Saturday night’s game with the
ACC’s top-rated defense. The Cavalier offense is fourth in the ACC in
scoring, scoring nearly half of their points after making some halftime
adjustments. The Cavaliers have scored 42 percent of their points in the
third quarter.

Injury report: S Sean Key (burner) attended practice but did not
participate. S Jean Jeune was taken to the sidelines midway through
practice after suffering a sprained right knee. FB Randy Golightly
sustained a right cervical burner and is day-to-day.

Florida State travels to Charlottesville, Va. on Friday to face the
Cavaliers in an ESPN, nationally televised game on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

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