The No. 16 Seminoles (7-2, 5-2 ACC) concluded their final practice of the week with a 15-period workout Thursday. The Seminoles will leave Friday morning for South Carolina to take on ACC-foe Clemson (5-4, 3-4 ACC). The Seminoles met on the practice field, stretched and worked on special teams before the offense headed over to Bobby Bowden Field to get some work in with crowd noise piped into the stadium. This will be the 19th overall meeting between FloridaState and Clemson with FloridaState having a 15-3 advantage. Saturday’s game will be the seventh meeting between father and son, Bobby and Tommy Bowden. FloridaState‘s Bobby Bowden has a 5-1 record against Tommy Bowden-coached Clemson teams. Saturday’s game will be televised on ESPN at The announcers for the game will be Sean McDonough, Mike Gottfried and sideline reporter Rob Stone.
“We can still go down as one of the greatest FloridaState teams ever. Everybody is thinking how can you do that? There have only been four teams in the last 15 years that have won 11 games. If we win the rest of our games, then we still go down as starting the dynasty all over again. We are already in the ACC Championship game but that is not good enough.”
(on the game against Clemson)
“This game is almost as big as that one (Florida). Coach Bowden is coaching against his son again and the last couple of games against Clemson have been real heated. Since 1999, there has always been some pretty good hype going into it. It would definitely help us in terms of our mental focus and confidence because Clemson is just as loud as Florida. If we go in there and get a win, it is going to give us that much more confidence when we go to Gainesville.”