Bowden closing in on JoPa

Originally Published: October 8, 2003
By Doug Carlson | Special to ESPN.com
If Florida State defeats No. 2 Miami on Saturday it may do more than move the Seminoles past their nemesis in pursuit of a place in this year's BCS title game. A Penn State loss at Purdue later in the day also would move FSU coach Bobby Bowden into a tie with Joe Paterno on the Division I career victories list at 338.

After that, the pursuit for ultimate possession of the top spot on the list would appear to favor Bowden. The Seminoles look like they're headed for, at worst, a 10-win season. The Nittany Lions? Anybody's guess.