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Nov. 10, 1997

Florida State Begins Preparations for Wake Forest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State, ranked No. 1 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 2 in the Associated Press Poll, began preparations for this Saturday's ACC finale against Wake Forest with a one-hour practice in shorts on Monday night at Ed Williamson Practice Fields.

The Seminoles worked on special teams play and also worked against its offensive and defensive scout units.

A win against the Demon Deacons on Saturday would run FSU's ACC win streak to 18, would stretch its regular season win streak to 21 and extend its home unbeaten string to 34 consecutive games.

The contest will also mark the final home appearance of 14 Florida State seniors. The Seminoles' senior class has won 53 of 59 games over the past five seasons and has not lost a game in Doak Campbell Stadium.

Senior wide receiver Damien Harrell was the only FSU player to sit out Monday night's workout as he was bothered by flu-like symptoms.

Florida State defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews excused his defense from post-practice gassers because of his unit's outstanding performance at North Carolina. The Seminole defense limited the Tar Heels to 73 yards of total offense, its lowest output in 47 seasons.

Saturday's game is schedule for 12 p.m. and will be broadcast on Jefferson-Pilot Sports.

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