October 31, 2002 - by
No. 18 Florida State Holds Final Practice For Wake Forest

Oct. 31, 2002

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 18 Florida State Seminoles (5-3, 4-0 ACC) wrapped up preparations for Saturday’s game against Wake Forest (5-4, 3-3 ACC) Thursday afternoon. The team hit the practice fields at 4:15 p.m. after meetings and worked out in shorts for about an hour-and-a-half. The game will be televised by ESPN2 and is scheduled for a 4:00 p.m. kickoff.

“We’ve had a good week of practice,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “I think the boys are all on the same page and everything has been positive. Now all we have to do is go out and execute. I hope we go out and play as hard as we did against Notre Dame and as hard as we did against Miami, but execute better.”

Florida State will be looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses to No. 1 Miami and No. 6 Notre Dame with a return to ACC action on Saturday. FSU is currently tied for first with N.C. State at 4-0. Eight ACC teams will play in the state of North Carolina on Saturday as Georgia Tech visits NC State, North Carolina hosts Maryland and Clemson travels to Duke.

Junior cornerback Stanford Samuels was announced tonight to be suspended for this weekend’s game against Wake Forest. Samuels has started 19 of the last 20 games for the Seminoles. He is currently sixth on the team in tackles (32) and leads the team with seven pass break-ups.

“We had to suspend (Stanford) Samuels for this ball game,” said Bowden. “He will be suspended for this game for breaking team policy.”

Injury Report for Wake Forest: WR P.K. Sam (strained right hamstring) -out; DE Eric Moore (appendix removed) – out; DE Charles Howard (knee) – out.

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