The Noles are 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the ACC. FSU's best player RB Dalvin Cook is day-to-day with a hamstring injury and his backup Mario Pender is out after having surgery last week. FSU's defense will by far be the best Miami's faced this season. Two of FSU's most experienced players, S Nate Andrews and LB Terrance Smith, left yesterday's game against Wake Forest with injuries. Miami may get WR Stacy Coley back for Saturday's game.
People might be surprised to see Miami is only an 8.5 point underdog according to BetOnline.com, especially after the loss at Cincinnati. The Canes are being given credit for their potential and FSU's offense hasn't impressed with Everett Golson at QB. Miami should have more energy this week for this rivalry game and will give the Noles their best shot. The game will be broadcast in primetime at 8pm on ABC. While the Canes will be excited about having an opportunity to redeem themselves in front of a bigger audience, I certainly would rather face FSU at 330. Expect Doak Campbell to be rocking. This college football season has already proven to be crazy, with four teams in the Top 8 losing yesterday and Ohio State and Michigan State barely escaping. The Noles have beaten Miami five straight times. Will that streak end on Saturday night? Go Canes. Beat FSU.