Nov. 28, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 22 Florida State Seminoles (8-4, 7-1 ACC) held a short 15-period practice Thursday morning in shorts. Today was their final full workout in preparation for Saturday’s game against Florida (8-3, 6-2 SEC). Practice was spent working on the game plan and with work against Gator scout teams. Saturday’s game wraps up the regular season for both teams.
“We’ll have a brief workout tomorrow followed by meetings,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “They’ve handled everything well this week. You wouldn’t know anything had happened by watching them in practice. It’s been spirited and very active out here this week.”
Florida State and Florida meet for the 47th time on Saturday. Florida State has won three of the last four meetings but still trails in the series 27-17-2. The two schools first meeting came in 1958 and they have played every year since. Florida has not won in Tallahassee since 1986 when they won 17-13.
Last year, Florida’s Rex Grossman completed 27 of 42 passes for 290 yards as the fourth-ranked Gators prevailed 37-13 before 85,732 in Gainesville. Freshman quarterback Chris Rix threw for 229 yards and one TD for the Seminoles.
Saturday’s game against Florida is scheduled for a 8:00 p.m. start and will be televised live on ABC.
INJURY REPORT: No new injuries were reported following today’s workout.