October 12, 1999 - by
FSU Runs Through Padded Practice Tuesday

Oct. 12, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles (6-0)
practiced for 22 periods in full pads this afternoon as they continued
to prepare for Saturday’s game with Wake Forest. FSU started practice
with the kicking game and then moved to fundamentals and work against
Wake Forest scout teams. Practice concluded with conditioning.

The best play of the afternoon was turned in by senior wide
receiver Ron Dugans. In 11-on-11 scrimmaging, Dugans went up and over a
cornerback to make a one-handed grab of a Chris Weinke pass for a
40-yard gain.

“We went full pads mainly for protection,” said head coach Bobby
Bowden. “It was a pretty good practice. It was a little hot, but we
got through it pretty good.”

Wake Forest will bring a dramatically improved running game to
Tallahassee this weekend. The Demon Deacons, who were last in the
country last year in rushing offense, rank 14th nationally this season.
Morgan Kane is tenth among individual rushers and averages 134.2 yards
per game.

“They are very well suited to run the ball,” said Bowden.
“Morgan Kane is an excellent, veteran tailback. They also have a good
blocking fullback and a big offensive line.”

Florida State leads the ACC in rushing defense and ranks 14th
nationally, giving up 86.7 yards per game.

LB Bobby Rhodes, OT Char-ron Dorsey and OL Donald Heaven all
missed practice with an intestinal flu.

C Josh Baggs suffered a mild
ankle fracture.

TE Patrick Hughes sprained his lower back.

DT Chris
Woods had heat cramping.

The Seminoles will return to practice tomorrow afternoon.
Saturday’s game at Doak Campbell Stadium is scheduled for a 7:00
p.m. kickoff and will be televised on a Pay-Per-View basis by Sunshine.

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