Sept. 16, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 9 Florida State Seminoles (3-0, 3-0 ACC) practiced in full pads Tuesday afternoon for Saturday’s home game against Colorado (2-1, 0-0 Big 12). Freshman Lorenzo Booker did not practice, but did some light jogging on the side as Greg Jones and Willie Reid handled the work at tailback.
“We had a pretty good practice,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “Booker was out running some. By the end of the week, I’m sure we’ll see how he does running the football. I think (Matt) Henshaw hurt his knee and went out early.”
Henshaw is the second team tight end behind Paul Irons. Booker missed the Georgia Tech game after injuring his knee two weeks ago against Maryland.
Florida State has hosted 11 Big 12 teams, posting an 8-3 record. Texas Tech was the last Big 12 team to visit Tallahassee (1987) as FSU recorded a 40-16 victory.
“It’s fun to play someone you don’t usually play,” said Bowden. “You get to see teams from other parts of the country you normally wouldn’t. It’s good when we get to go against a Southern Cal or a Colorado.”
The defense, which ranks in the top 10 nationally in scoring and total defense, continued to play well during 11-on-11 scrimmaging at the end of practice. Bryant McFadden recorded an interception and Allen Augustin and Brodrick Bunkley had sacks. The offense was 0-for-3 from the goal line before Fabian Walker hit tight end Matt Root for a score.
Florida State hosts Colorado Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. The game will be televised live on ABC at 3:30 p.m. Members of the 1993 national championship team will be honored prior to the game.