Nov. 10, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State, ranked No. 1 in the ESPN/USA Today
Coaches Poll and No. 2 in the Associated Press Poll, began preparations for
this Saturday’s ACC finale against Wake Forest with a one-hour practice in
shorts on Monday night at Ed Williamson Practice Fields.
The Seminoles worked on special teams play and also worked against its
offensive and defensive scout units.
A win against the Demon Deacons on Saturday would run FSU’s ACC win
streak to 18, would stretch its regular season win streak to 21 and extend
its home unbeaten string to 34 consecutive games.
The contest will also mark the final home appearance of 14 Florida State
seniors. The Seminoles’ senior class has won 53 of 59 games over the past
five seasons and has not lost a game in Doak Campbell Stadium.
Senior wide receiver Damien Harrell was the only FSU player to sit out
Monday night’s workout as he was bothered by flu-like symptoms.
Florida State defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews excused his defense
from post-practice gassers because of his unit’s outstanding performance at
North Carolina. The Seminole defense limited the Tar Heels to 73 yards of
total offense, its lowest output in 47 seasons.
Saturday’s game is schedule for 12 p.m. and will be broadcast on