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FSU favored over Miami on the road

Seminoles won last year’s matchup in last-second thriller

Miami Hurricanes v Florida State Seminoles Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images

Florida State vs. Miami week is here.

Both teams enter the game having snapped losing streaks — Florida State Seminoles football (5-3, 3-3 ACC) got back into the win column this weekend with a blowout 41-16 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-5, 2-4 ACC), while the Miami Hurricanes (4-4, 2-2 ACC) got back to .500 after what could be politely described as “interesting” 14-12 four-overtime win over the Virginia Cavaliers (3-5, 1-4 ACC) that featured no touchdowns scored.

Florida State enters into the game with the No. 5 overall offense in the country and No. 60 defense, while Miami comes in with the No. 9 defense and No. 75 offense, with those numbers all coming via PFF.

The Hurricanes have struggled to put together successful performances in the squad’s first year under head coach Mario Cristobal, losing home games to Middle Tennessee and Duke as well as logging an additional no-touchdown game earlier in the season in a loss vs. Texas A&M. There are questions as to who will be taking snaps under center for Miami on Saturday as well, as quarterback Tyler Van Dyke is questionable as he still works his way back from an undisclosed shoulder injury. Cristobal so far has indicated that he’s “optimistic” that Van Dyke will play against FSU, saying, “We will have a decision closer to the game...Everything that we’ve seen, [he] looks absolutely normal and strong. We feel good about it.”

According to DraftKings, FSU is currently an 7.5-point favorite over the Hurricanes, with the over/under set at 53.5 points. The line has fluctuated in that area since opening there, falling as low as seven and as high as nine.

Florida State vs. Miami is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff from Hard Rock Stadium and is set to be broadcast on ABC.

Florida State Seminoles vs. University of Miami (FL) Hurricanes

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