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Football Holds Third Full Srimmage


Defense shines, offense gets work out.

April 7, 1999



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminoles held their third
full scrimmage this afternoon at Doak Campbell Stadium. The practice
lasted approximately two hours including a kicking session at the start.



“The defense really got the best of it today,” said head coach
Bobby Bowden. “The offense could not protect the passer and we dropped a
lot of passes.”



The defense allowed only a pair of Sebastian Janikowski field goals
on the day, those coming from 24 and 44 yards out. Janikowski missed a
third attempt from 57 yards as it hit the left upright. Leading the sack
barrage was defensive end Roland Seymour, who had three. LB Brian Allen
added two while DE Jamal Reynolds, DE David Warren and DT Bryne Malone had
one apiece. Also making big plays on defense were DB Malcolm Tatum
(interception) and LB Bradley Jennings (tackle for loss on Peter Warrick
reverse).



“Brian Allen was all over the field today,” said Bowden. “There
was some real good hitting today, Bradley Jennings had a big hit during
goalline. Overall, Roland Seymour and Jamal Reynolds have really stood out
so far this spring.”



Offensively, Marcus Outzen finished the afternoon 6-of-16 for 124
yards while Jared Jones was 6-of-14 for 112 yards. Outzen’s first
completion, a 59-yard pass to Peter Warrick, set up the first Janikowski
field goal. The leading receiver was freshman Talman Gardner, who caught
four passes for 82 yards.



“A guy who did catch the ball well today was Talman Gardner,” said
Bowden. “He made some catches today that he didn’t make in the last
scrimmage so that’s encouraging. Typically, a freshman will drop one and
then catch one. It’s just experience, Peter Warrick went through the same
thing when he was a freshman.”



Post-scrimmage injury report: TE Ryan Sprague suffered a left elbow
contusion. Bowden said he was not sure if Travis Minor (shoulder) would be
ready to play by Saturday.



On hand to watch today’s scrimmage were FSU alums Burt Reynolds and
Derrick Brooks. Brooks gave the defense a pep talk in the lockerroom
before they took the field. Also of note, the Megavision video board was
tested during the action and will make its debut in Saturday’s final
scrimmage.



The team will watch film Thursday and have Friday off before the
final scrimmage of the spring on Saturday, April 10th. The game will start
at 2:00 p.m. at Doak Campbell Stadium and admission is free to the public.


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