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Oct. 23, 1997

Florida State Has Final Practice Before Leaving for Virginia

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- The No. 3 Florida State Seminoles (6-0, 4-0 in the ACC) had their final practice for 15 periods in shorts at the FSU football practice fields Thursday evening before the team leaves for Charlottesville, VA to take on ACC-conference foe Virginia at Scott Stadium, Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

The team began practice with kick-off and punt coverage drills before breaking off into offensive and defensive segments. The highlight of the practice was the starting defensive secondary unit tallying six interceptions off the scout team.

"We prepared as good as we could this week," said Coach Bobby Bowden. "Now it's a matter of going out and playing as hard as we can.

On Virginia: "We emphasized a lot on our kicking game this week, because we know it's got to be good against them."

FSU head trainer Randy Oravetz noted that their were no significant injuries entering the game, so everybody who is traveling are eligible to play.

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