Florida State Seminoles preparing for rare Friday night home game – FOXSports.com
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has a short week to prepare for Boston College for the second straight season, and Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher isn’t all that pleased about it.
“I feel like right now I’m a day behind and trying to get everything in,” Fisher said. “Also making sure you get enough rest and still get enough practice time.”
Last year, playing the Eagles on short week resulted in a hard-fought, ugly Florida State win.
Fisher is hoping to have an easier time on Friday. The Seminoles won 14-0 but needed a late defensive touchdown to get some breathing room.
Boston College, which got lit up by No. 5 Louisville 52-7 last weekend, still comes into the game ranked 15th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in total defense and eighth against the run. Last season it held Dalvin Cook to 54 yards, which was his lowest total against an ACC team last season.
Fisher has had to manage a quick turn earlier in the season. The 20th-ranked Seminoles (6-3, 3-3 ACC, No. 22 CFP) defeated Mississippi on Sept. 5 and had only five days to prepare for their home opener against Charleston Southern.
This also marks only the second Friday night home game in Florida State history; the other was in 1957.
Fisher used Monday to go through two-minute and short-yardage situations and will devote Tuesday and Wednesday to install the game plan for the Eagles (4-5, 1-4).
Cook, who needs 127 yards to break Warrick Dunn’s school career-mark of 3,833 yards, was held to 65 yards in last Saturday’s 24-20 win at North Carolina State. Cook though has nine straight 100-yard games against FBS opponents at home.
“You can’t let him run wild on you,” Boston college coach Steve Addazio said of Cook. “Dalvin is a guy