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Game Notes For No. 7 Florida State and Duke

Oct. 8, 2000

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#7 FLORIDA STATE (5-1, 3-0 ACC) vs Duke (0-5, 0-2 ACC)


Saturday, October 14 – 7:00 PM – SUN PPV
Doak Campbell Stadium (80,000) – Tallahassee, FL


SETTING THE SCENE: Florida State had the nation’s longest winning streak (17
games) snapped at Miami Saturday as the Hurricanes scored a touchdown in the
final minute to win 27-24. The Seminoles, who were ranked No. 1 in the AP poll
and No. 2 in the coaches poll, fell to No. 7 following the loss.
FSU leads the nation in total offense (523.0 yards per game) and pass-ing
offense (375.0 yards per game). Heisman Trophy candidate Chris Weinke
directs the nation’s top offense and ranks fourth nationally in passing efficiency
(156.8) and total offense (318.7). Weinke threw for a career-high 496 yards
against Miami and put the Seminoles ahead with a 29-yard touchdown pass to
Atrews Bell with 1:37 left in the fourth quarter. For the first time in school history,
three receivers had 100+ yard receiving games against the Hurricanes (Marvin
Minnis, Anquan Boldin and Atrews Bell). Minnis is fourth in the country with an
average of 103.8 yards receiving. Weinke is now 26-2 (.929) as FSU’s starting
quarterback.


The Seminole defense ranks sixth nationally in rush defense (67.2 yards
per game), ninth in scoring defense (12.0 points per game) and 16th in total
defense (288.0 yards per game). All-America candidate Jamal Reynolds who
has constantly been in opposing backfields from his defensive end post, leads
the ACC with nine sacks (which does not include a sack on a two-point attempt).
Reynolds, who has also forced four fumbles on the year, is on pace to break
Peter Boulware’s single season FSU sack record of 19.
FSU has won 31 straight games at Doak Campbell Stadium and hove
not lost at home in 48 consecutive contests (FSU tied Florida in 1994). Both
home streaks currently lead the nation.


TELEVISION: SUNSHINE. (Live on a Pay-per-view basis, Delay – Sun. 7:00
p.m./Mon. 12:00 noon)
Talent: Paul Kennedy (play-by-play), Keith Jones (color) & Tom
Block (sideline reporter)
RADIO: Seminole Radio Network. Talent: Gene Deckerhoff (play-by-play)
& Peter Tom Willis (color)


FSU Sports Information Office: Phone (850) 644-1403. Fax (850) 644-3820.
Florida State Athletics Official Website: www.seminoles.com


Media Team Link: All ACC football releases and other sports information releases are
now available on Media Team Link (www.mediateamlink.com).
ACC Conference Call: (913) 981-5507. Each Wednesday – Bobby Bowden 12:00-
12:10 p.m., August 30-November 22.
ACC Satellite Feed: ACC football video highlights and interviews will be available via
satellite every Wednesday (8/30 – 11/22) from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST on Telstar 5,
C23, 4160 MHz, Vertical 6.2/6.8 Mhz.


FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY SPORTS INFORMATION – 850.644.1403 – www.seminoles.com


Contact Assistant SID Jeff Purinton at (850)644-0615 to request player interviews.


Interviews with Coach Bowden should be arranged through StaciWilkshire at (850) 644-0097.


Select players will speak to the media each week (call ahead to assure availability) at the following times:


QB Chris Weinke Mon. 12:30


WR Marvin Minnis Wed. 11:30


RB Travis Minor Tues. 1:00


Offensive Line TBA


LB Tommy Polley Tues. 11:30


CB Tay Cody Tues. 11:30


LB Brian Allen Wed. 12:30


DE Jamal Reynolds Wed. 1:00

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