Miami week is finally here. Florida State has won the past seven meetings against UM and a victory on Saturday would even up the all-time series at 31 wins apiece. It would also set a record for the longest win streak by either team.
FSU has outscored Miami 221-139 (an average of 11.7 points per game) in those past seven meetings, all with current head coach Jimbo Fisher at the helm. The last time the Seminoles were unranked and played against Miami, they were 23-19 winners back in 2011.
Fisher played against Miami while at LSU just once. As offensive coordinator, Fisher and LSU destroyed what would be a 9-3 Hurricanes team by a 40-3 score in the Peach Bowl.
All-time at Doak Campbell Stadium, FSU holds a 10-14 record. That looks better when glancing at recent years. In the past 12 meetings at Doak, Florida State is 7-5.
Both teams own a 47-0 victory over each other, the largest winning margin of the series. Miami’s win was back at the Orange Bowl in 1976. Florida State won by that score in 1997 at Doak.
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Most notable in the series are all the chances that Florida State had to win a game, but failed to convert a field goal.
First there was Wide Right I in 1991, followed by Wide Right II in 1992, Wide Right III in 2000, Wide Right IV in 2004, mixed in with a wide left field goal in FSU’s 2002 loss vs. Miami.
Field goal magic was finally on FSU’s side in 2016 when former defensive end DeMarcus Walker blocked what would be a game tying extra point with 1:38 left in the contest— What would be known today as the Block at the Rock.