as a canes fan I still can't see us being fsu. unless we somehow find a kryptonite for Winston
So the key matchup is going to be our CB's vs. their WR's. Our DB's are generally of the average height to less than average height . . . while FSU have some monster height WRs. Our defensive front is going to have to get some pressure on Winston while Perryman pretty much has to roam behind them and be a tackling machine and keep his eyes on Winston. No easy task at all.
On offense, Stephen Morris' entire career relies on this game IMO. If he puts up the lame performances we've seen the past 2 weeks (he doesn't need to win the game, but for the love of god play better), I personally don't care to see him anymore this season and all that potential 1st round hoopla (which is gone now anyways, pretty laughable) needs to turn into UDFA at best talk. James Coley needs to put on some of last years tape and get Morris in some sort of comfort zone to compliment the things he wants to do with him on offense . . . because it's gotta get better. Sure Duke needs to be able to run the football but if Miami has any type of chance against FSU, Morris needs to play ball.
I figure like this . . . A successful 2013 Canes team plays FSU twice. A split of those 2 games would be amazing, but the game on Saturday is obviously less favorable in getting that task accomplished. On the road in what is sure to be one of the most hostile environments we'll see in college football this season and one of our ace weapons, Dorsett, still out with injury. I'll go FSU 38 MIA 27
I think the 21 points or so spread is about right. I'll say 41-20 Florida St.
The only thing that can make this game close is the fact that it's a classic rivalry and Miami plays above their capabilities. Florida St. is 3 touchdowns better than Miami based on what I've seen.
If the Canes can hold off the stampede and make it to half time still in the game I like our chances. Yes FSU has looked much better but this is a rivalry game plus the Canes close out games well. FSU's hasn't been challenged other than BC so there is that.
Morris needs to play his best game ever and we must get a few turnovers and breaks.
Then again it could get ugly early and with the crowd and that damn war chant it wont be pretty.
Hey just beat VT the next week and get a rematch at a neutral site. I like our chances better in the second game.
Anyways Miami in a stunner 31 - 30.
Last edited by fishfanmiami; 10-31-2013 at 12:52 PM.
I think Miami hangs for the first quarter but FSU pulls away in the second and lays it on in the third for a final of 52-17.
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