FSU vs. Miami prediction roundtable with the Campus Insiders staff. Breaking down what will happen in the game between the Seminoles and Hurricanes.
Despite Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the Sunshine State, the Florida State-Miami rivalry game will go on. The Seminoles have won six straight over the Hurricanes, but Mark Richt’s squad enters this one as the favorite. In just his first season, Richt has Miami off to a 4-0 start. Jimbo Fisher, on the other hand, has stumbled to a 3-2 record.
Miami holds a 31-29 lead in the all-time series.
Good to know this game is still happening. There’s no way you can be the Hurricanes and cancel a game due to a real-life hurricane. Did you know that an ibis is usually the last animal to take shelter for a hurricane and the first to reappear? Pretty sure the Canes would have to shoot Sebastian if they called off this game because of Matthew hanging off the east coast.
The refreshed Hurricanes win, while the reeling Seminoles grow even saltier. However, at game’s end both fan bases link arms and hum the tune to We Are The Boys From Old Florida to troll the Gators over canceling the LSU game.
I’m from Florida. I’ve taken part in many hurricane parties. And with Hurricane Matthew riding through town, plenty of college football games are going to be affected – look no further than the teams in Orlando and Gainesville. Miami-FSU, well, that will be another kind of hurricane party. Get ready for the re-birth of “The U,” because Mark Richt is leading his team to a victory over the Seminoles. Brad Kaaya impresses me each and every week, and I am fully buying into his legitimacy as a future NFL quarterback. He’s going to dissect FSU’s defense, and Joseph Yearby and Mark Walton will share duties on the ground in what will end up being a 10-point win for the ‘Canes.
If this isn’t the year for the Hurricanes to break their six-game hex against the Seminoles, then when will it be? These teams played a very close game last year, as the ‘Canes had a fourth-quarter lead but could not close the deal. Dalvin Cook had a monster showing and the game-winning score. Mark Richt’s new and improved Miami squad is clicking both on offense and defense, while FSU already has two losses (both in ACC play). We should see an old-school Hurricanes-Seminoles contest on Saturday night. While it’s tough to envision FSU being 0-3 in the ACC, the ‘Canes will finally break their losing streak with a 38-35 win.
I hear ya, I do. FSU has a bad defense and a bad defensive line. I am right there with ya. But here’s what else they have… DALVIN FREAKIN COOK. Dude has put up over 350 yards of total offense BY HIMSELF the last two Miami games combined. And Miami has not been tested. When it’s a toss up, and if App State or Georgia Tech has been your toughest opponent thus far, you really are going to need to show me somethin’. Cook and FSU take it down in South Florida.
YES! This game means something again! Well, I mean to anyone outside of the Sunshine State. FSU has been one of the most disappointing teams so far this season, and head coach Jimbo Fisher hasn’t exactly handled it well. Miami head coach Mark Richt has the Hurricanes looking good, but the depth just isn’t there yet for them to compete at a high level. If the Hurricanes pull this one out, I will agree to do a backflip off of the high dive with Richt. I just don’t see it happening. FSU quarterback Deondre Francois will lead the Seminoles to the rivalry game win.