October 21, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 6 Florida State Seminoles (6-1) continued
preparation for Saturday night’s ACC showdown at No. 19 Georgia Tech (5-1)
FSU practiced in shells (shoulder pads, shorts, helmets) for 20
five-minute periods after practicing punt and punt return.
“It was a pretty good practice today,” said head coach Bobby Bowden.
“Tomorrow, we’re going to practice in the stadium with crowd noise to get
ready for Georgia Tech.”
This Saturday’s features Florida State’s top-ranked defense (214.1 ypg)
and the No. 7th-ranked scoring offense (40.8 ppg) of the Yellow Jackets.
“It’s all up to those defenses (whether it will be a high scoring game),”
commented Bowden. “I doubt it will be a low scoring game.”
“All of their (the team’s) preparation, focus and mental attitude has
improved (throughout the year),” said Bowden about his squad’s preparation.
“They’re getting older and more experienced.”
Free safety Dexter Jackson, who missed the Clemson due to a hamstring
injury, practiced and “exerted himself pretty well”.
No new injuries were reported today.