Oct. 24, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 11 Florida State Seminoles (5-2, 4-0 ACC) wrapped up preparations for Saturday’s game against No. 6 Notre Dame (7-0) Thursday afternoon. The team hit the practice fields at 4:00 p.m. after meetings and worked out in shorts for about an hour-and-a-half. The game will be televised nationally by ABC and is scheduled for a 12:00 noon kickoff. ESPN Gameday will be set up in the north endzone and will go on the air live at 10:30 a.m.
“We’ve prepared as well as we could,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “It’s gonna be a great football game. Notre Dame is bringing an outstanding team down here and we think we are getting to that point ourselves.”
FSU tailback Greg Jones, who has rushed for 354 yards in his last two games, could record the highest three-game rushing total in the Bowden era (since 1976) with 117 yards against Notre Dame. It won’t be an easy task as the Irish are allowing just 80.1 yards per game on the ground and rank sixth nationally in the category. Greg Allen ran for 470 yards in the first three games (East Carolina, LSU and Tulane) of the 1983 season.