It is OBB Game Time Miami Hurricanes vs FSU and rivalry week is finally upon us. After the Miami Hurricanes needed four overtimes to escape with a win at Charlottesville 14-12, the focus shifted quickly on the Seminoles. FSU’s offense has picked up this year and is second in conference only behind UNC in total yardage. Seeing that FSU averages 487.1 yards a game offensively, the Hurricanes defensively have a challenge on its hands.
After 4th and 14, the Seminoles have a one game current win streak over the Miami Hurricanes. Ironically the largest margin of victory for both squads is 47 points. Miami won 47-0 in 1976 while FSU won 47-0 in 1997. The longest winning streak in the series is 7 games held by FSU. All time, the Seminoles have more conference championships with 15, bowl wins with 47, All-Americans with 45 and 3 Heisman winners.
All time, the Hurricanes own the series with 35 wins vs. FSU’s 31. The Hurricanes own more first round NFL Draft Picks with 67, overall Draft Picks with 355, All-Time wins with 647 and 5 National Championships.
Game Time: Sat, Nov 5 at 7:30 PM
Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Weather: 85 Degrees cloudy with potential thunder storms
Florida State Seminoles (5-3)
Team Stats (2022)
Pass Yards: 286.3
Rush Yards: 209.6
Opp Pass Yards: 195.5
Opp Rush Yards: 145.6
Miami Hurricanes (4-4)
Team Stats (2022)
Pass Yards: 308.8
Rush Yards: 132.3
Opp Pass Yards: 247.0
Opp Rush Yards: 113.4
J Travis, 2057 YDS, 14 TD 3 INT
T. Van Dyke* 1739 TDS, 10 TD 4 INT *Listed as Questionable
FSU with a 72% Chance to Win
GIVE ME THE KEYS – OBB GAME TIME- MIAMI HURRICANES VS. FSU
Manufacture BIG PLAYS. The Hurricanes have relied on a methodical march approach on offense this season. It needs to pick up the pace. To feed on the home town crowd the Miami Hurricanes must give the fans something to cheer about. Currently the Hurricanes are listed 113th nationally in long scrimmage plays over 30 yards (FSU 28th) and 121st in the country in plays over 40. (FSU 21) The bigger play offense clearly belongs to the Seminoles this season. In order to pull off the upset win the Hurricanes must do something it hasn’t done all year and that is score more points. It can help its chances by hitting some over the top plays and this isn’t the week to have a timid game plan.
Limit their BIG PLAYS. And that means limiting Jordan Travis. The Hurricanes have had methods of containing the QB but it has to do even a better job this week. When Kevin Steele calls a play that has spies, you simply cannot have spies lose their way. This isn’t the week to miss tackles or assignments because if you do, the Seminoles will capitalize. If the Seminoles take a deep 50/50 shot the Hurricanes need to win a majority of those shots if not all. If this game remotely looks anything close to the MTSU game in terms of big plays allowed it will be a blowout in favor of the Seminoles.
Do Not Mismanage this Game. Cut the procedural penalties out. Do not use unnecessary timeouts. Don’t challenge a play you shouldn’t. Know when to kick a field goal and when to go for it. When you are a home dog vs. a rival this isn’t the week to have any perplexing game day decisions. The Josh Gattis experience has put you behind the eight ball so often that you cannot afford to hamper your chances with things you can actually control.