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About 2,000 tickets remain for UM game vs. FSU

UM faces FSU on Saturday night at Sun Life Stadium.
UM faces FSU on Saturday night at Sun Life Stadium. El Nuevo Herald

About 2,000 tickets remain for Saturday night’s showdown between No. 2-ranked Florida State (9-0) and the Hurricanes (6-3) at Sun Life Stadium, according to UM.

Those tickets are $89 each and can be purchased at Canestix.com.

According to TiqIq.com, the average price for UM-FSU tickets on the secondary market are going for $231.14 – nearly $80 more than the last time the teams met in Miami in 2013.

According to SeatGeek.com, UM-FSU tickets were the third-most expensive tickets selling this weekend in college football entering the week. Auburn-Georgia and Mississippi State-Alabama were the only tickets selling for more.

▪ Starting left tackle Ereck Flowers (knee) and backup running back Gus Edwards (ankle) have been listed as probable on UM’s injury report for Saturday. Flowers missed the North Carolina game and had minor knee surgery shortly after. Backup offensive lineman Alex Gall (back) has been ruled out.

▪ Florida State hasn’t returned any kickoffs for touchdowns this season and ranks 104th in kickoff return average this season (19.07 average). But that doesn’t mean the Hurricanes aren’t wary of their issues on kickoff coverage or the fact FSU’s Kermit Whitfield led the nation last year with a 36.41 average and two scores. UM has surrendered seven kickoff returns of 30 yards or more this season (109th-worst).

“We’ve got to get good kicks,” coach Al Golden said. “It’s hard to cover line drives when there’s no hang. This group is going to test us here for sure. They’ve got great returns and they’ve got a lot of guys that block like crazy. It’s going to be a challenge for us. But I hope we have the right mix.”

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