Miami vs. Fla. State Highlights This Week’s Action

Miami vs. Fla. State Highlights This Week’s Action

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For the second time this season, two highly regarded ACC teams will duke it out. Two weeks ago Florida State gave Clemson a beat down for the ages, romping 51 to 14. In the meantime, Miami has moved up to the No. 7 spot and will take on No. 3 Florida State in game matching a pair of 7-0 teams. Regardless of who wins that game, a rematch between these divisional leaders will likely be for the ACC championship in Dec.

Florida State Seminoles

The Seminoles, averaging 52 points per game and with Heisman hopeful Jameis Winston at the helm, will be tough to overcome. They’ll be playing in front of a home crowd and a statement win will keep the ‘Noles in the BCS hunt. The Hurricanes have struggled in the past few weeks, edging Wake Forest last week and rallying past North Carolina the week before. The ‘Canes’ defense will have to bring its “A” game in and its offense must control the ball.

The battle for bragging rights in the state of Michigan takes place on Sat. too as No. 21 Michigan travels to E. Lansing to meet No. 22 Michigan State. The Wolverines put up 63 points against Indiana in a wild contest last week, but it will face the No. 3 defense in the nation in the Spartans. A Spartan win will keep Michigan State in the driver’s seat for the Big Ten’s Legends division, setting up what could be a show down with Ohio State in Dec.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech was knocked out of the unbeaten ranks last week by Oklahoma, losing 38 to 30. Ranked No. 15, the Red Raiders will host No. 18 Oklahoma State this Sat. The winner of this game will stay among the five “haves” of the Big 12 conference. The five “have nots” each have losing records and may miss out on a bowl game. A Texas win on Sat. will make this the fifth Big 12 team to become bowl eligible this season.

Over the last three weeks, the ranks of the unbeaten have shrunk from 16 teams to eight. Alabama remains No. 1 and has a stiff battle with No. 13 LSU coming up on Nov. 9, but is off this weekend. No. 2 Oregon is also off, but will have a Thurs. night game the following week at No. 5 Stanford. The winner of that contest may go on to win the Pac 12 North division.

Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State, ranked No. 4, is in action and will travel to Indiana to take on 1-6 Purdue. The Buckeyes will be rooting for Miami over Florida State and for more upsets next weekend if they are to move up in the rankings. Baylor, ranked No. 6, will be looking for upsets too and will begin a three week stretch against ranked teams starting with Oklahoma at home on Nov. 7, Texas Tech at home on Nov. 16, followed by a road game with Oklahoma State on Nov. 23. We’ll see if the Bears are for real once that stretch has been completed.

Other games of interest this Sat. include Navy at Notre Dame, Kansas at Texas, and Nevada at No. 17 Fresno State. Local contests and traditional rivalries are being played too including Army at Air Force.

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