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Oct. 29, 1997

Seminole Football Wednesday Practice Report

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- No. 3 Florida State practiced for 20 periods in shoulder pads and sweats this afternoon in preparation for Saturday's game against ACC foe North Carolina State.

"We had a pretty good practice today," said head coach Bobby Bowden. "It looked like they knew what they were doing much better today."

The squad began practice with kicking, punt return and punt block before individual drills. The team had an 11-on-11 scrimmage in the middle of the session and then practiced team skeleton drills against the scout team.

"Every day I go over something about NC State," commented Bowden. "They have a runner that's gone over 100 yards against us the last two years. They have a kick off returner that ran one back last year. I'm alerting our guys to the things that we're going to see. Wake Forest fumbled seven times against NC State. Those are the things that cause upsets."

"NC State can break stuff out of there," said Bowden. "You have to stay on your toes the whole time. They can put some points on the board."

INJURY REPORT: Corey Simon (left knee inflammation); Ross Brannon (right ankle), Jeremy Brett (left knee), Tay Cody (right elbow) were held out of contact; Khalid Abdullah, Tres Walton, Abdual Howard were held out with the flu.

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