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It’s officially FSU week for the No. 16 Miami Hurricanes.
And the matchup between the Hurricanes and Seminoles will kick off from Hard Rock Stadium at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and be televised on ABC.
In addition to the in-state rivalry, the matchup has meaningful implications for both teams.
The Seminoles (3-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) are coming off a 28-24 win at Louisville on Saturday, their first win against a Power 5 opponent under first-year coach Willie Taggart, and have the chance to make a statement by defeating a ranked team. FSU’s wins before Saturday: a 36-26 come-from-behind win over Samford of the Football Championship Subdivision and a 37-19 win against Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Conference.
The Hurricanes (4-1, 1-0 ACC), meanwhile, aim to extend a few streaks this weekend. A win on Saturday would:
▪ Give UM its second consecutive win over FSU after dropping seven straight before last year’s 24-20 win in Tallahassee. It would also be Miami’s first home win against Florida State since the 2004 season.
▪ Serve as Miami’s fifth consecutive win of the season and keep the outside chance of a College Football Playoff berth aliv. After losing its season opener to now-No. 5 LSU in Arlington, Texas, the Hurricanes have outscored its last four opponents (FCS Savannah State, Toledo, FIU and North Carolina) 204-51.
▪ Extend Miami’s regular-season win streak at home to 13 games, dating back to late in the 2016 season.