**Before getting into Florida State talk, the Miami Hurricanes and Virginia Cavaliers got selected for a prime-time slot on ESPN for next Saturdays matchup in Charlottesville.
news: Canes vs. Cavaliers on Oct. 13 will kick off at 7 PM ET on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. pic.twitter.com/Q0MZnJM5AU— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) October 1, 2018
**Going into Saturday’s matchup against Florida State, the Hurricanes are leading all Power 5 schools in tackles for loss by 13 (!!!).
** DE Joe Jackson and LB Shaq Quarterman were selected as ACC Defensive End of the Week and Co-Linebacker of the Week, respectively. Jackson had a pick-six and Quarterman had a sack that lead to a fumble and a scoop and score by DE Jonathan Garvin in Miami’s 47-10 win over North Carolina
** Mark Richt said on his weekly appearance on 560 WQAM that the Hurricanes have permanently moved to non-verbal cadences at home because the crowd is simply too loud, especially when the Turnover Chain comes out and the offense “can’t hear itself.” The fans at Hard Rock are creating a real home-field advantage for this team.
**The Hurricanes have won 13 straight regular season games at Hard Rock Stadium. Their last loss came on Oct. 15, 2016 when the Tar Heels beat them 20-13.
Miami-Florida State Matchup Stats
37.6% of run plays against Miami have gone for a loss or no gain, best in FBS.— A David Hale joint (@DavidHaleESPN) October 1, 2018
29.6% of FSU's run plays have gone for a loss or no gain, worst in FBS.
(Not counting sacks)
Akers goes for 200 yards this weekend. Book it.
** I don’t know about Akers for 200, but the stat itself is worth knowing
Most TFL allowed this year, P5 teams:— A David Hale joint (@DavidHaleESPN) October 1, 2018
1. Oregon State, 44
2. Florida State, 43
3. K-State, 40
4. Tennessee, 38
5. Kansas, 37
5. Lville, 37
** As previously noted, the Hurricanes lead the country in tackles for loss, while the Seminoles are...struggling.
**The Hurricanes come into the matchup ranked second nationally in total defense. Manny Diaz’s unit is giving up just 3.96 yards per play and allowing just 244.8 yards per game. The Seminoles are giving up 5.11 yards per play and 385.4 yards per game, 74th nationally.
**The Seminoles come into the matchup ranked 96th in total offense with 372.8 yards per game and average 5.11 yards per play. Miami’s offense ranks 55th nationally and averages 430.2 yards per game and 6.38 yards per play.
**Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois ranks 60th nationally is passing efficiency. Francois has thrown for 1377 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions.
**Cam Akers, the Seminoles star running back, is currently ranked 88th nationally in rushing yards with 316 yards in five games, behind Miami running backs Travis Homer (59th) and Deejay Dallas (70th).
**The Hurricanes are looking to win back-to-back games against the Seminoles for the first time since they won six straight from 2000-2004.