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Miami vs. Florida State kickoff time finalized

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We have kickoff.

NCAA Football: Florida State at Miami Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2:52 PM Thursday Update: Per an email from Florida State, FSU and Miami will kickoff at 3:30 on Saturday, as scheduled.


2:00 PM Thursday Update: With an overnight shift of the cone a few hundred miles west of Tallahassee, Florida’s capital city is no longer in the cone of concern and a 3:30 PM kickoff is likely.

Florida State will hold an internal meeting at 3:00 PM to discuss the kickoff time.


The Florida State Seminoles are set to host the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday at 3:30 on ESPN.

But Tropical Depression 16, which may become Hurricane “Nate” if it forms, is likely to make a change to that game time, sources said Wednesday. Tropical storm force winds could be felt in Tallahassee by late Saturday night.

University administrators will meet Thursday before lunch to discuss moving the game to Noon, according to sources, both of whom believe the move will happen in the name of safety. The sooner the game is played, the sooner fans can get safely home, or back to their hotels.

The game was originally scheduled for September 16th, but was moved as Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida.

If the move does happen, Florida State could potentially trade starting times and TV setups with Clemson, who hosts Wake Forest at Noon on ESPN 2.

Florida State has defeated Miami in each of the last seven meetings, though Miami leads the all-time series 31-30. The Hurricanes are favored by a field goal.