The Seminoles look to feast for the second straight week on a Division I-AA opponent from the Southern Conference. But coach Bobby Bowden expects a tougher game from the Mocs, a team that's "stronger and bigger" and "a little bit superior" to the Western Carolina team that FSU beat 69-0. The Mocs also have the advantage of having played a top-shelf team on the road this season, opening at then-No. 4 Oklahoma. They lost 57-2. Last year they went to Arkansas and trailed just 24-15 until the Razorbacks scored 10 points in the final couple of minutes. Chattanooga coach Rodney Allison, left, worked for Terry Bowden at Auburn and Tommy Bowden at Clemson.
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FSU's interior defensive line is young; freshman Moses McCray (Hillsborough High) is expected to start for the second time. The Mocs might try to use their size to go straight at the Seminoles more than Western Carolina did. Starting FB Brent Hayes is 6 feet 2, 272 pounds, or nearly the size of FSU's starting offensive linemen.
Brian Landman, Times staff writer
Florida State (1-0) vs. Chattanooga (1-1), 3:45 p.m., ESPNU, 1470-AM