November 9, 1999 - by
No. 1 Seminoles Continue Practice For Maryland

Nov. 9, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla – The top-ranked Florida State
Seminoles (9-0) continued preparation for their final home game of the
season against the Maryland Terrapins (5-4). On Saturday, the Seminoles
will look to extend the nation’s longest home winning streak to 29 games.

“You’d love to go into the last game with some momentum if you
could,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “Wouldn’t it be awful to play your
best game this week and then a poor one the next.”

The Seminoles went 18 periods in shells (shoulder pads, shorts and
helmets) this afternoon in preparation for a Terrapin team that leads the
ACC in turnover margin. The Terrapins have only turned the ball over eight
times this season. The Seminoles are tied for the ACC lead with the
Terrapins in takeaways, each with 22.

For the second straight game, FSU’s defense will face one of the
nation’s best running backs. Maryland’s LaMont Jordan is seventh in the
nation and second in the league in rushing, averaging 135 yards per game.
FSU is 13th in the country and first in the ACC in rushing defense, giving
up only 97.4 yards per game.

Highlights from today’s practice included two interceptions from
cornerback Tay Cody and long ground gains from tailback Travis Minor. The
defensive play of the day came from linebacker Michael Hamilton who leaped
high into the Tallahassee sky to pick off a Chris Weinke pass.
Offensively, the play of the day came from sophomore wide receiver Robert
Morgan who made a juggling catch in between three defenders.

INJURY REPORT: DT Rian Cason (neck) was held out of practice for
precautionary reasons.

The Seminoles will take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday,
November 13th at Doak Campbell Stadium. The game is set for 3:30pm on ABC.

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