FSU football looks to be the early favorite to capture the ACC Football Championship. Will It Get To Beat Miami twice in one year?
FSU football have given Miami football that work for seven consecutive years, and the 2017 season looks to be no different.
Actually, ESPN writer David Hale thinks FSU might be able to give Miami TWO losses in one season. He was asked the following mailbag question:
Hale responded, “Neither division has a clear favorite at this point, which is actually a credit to the depth of the league. If I’m picking, though, I’m leaning Miami in the Coastal (I know, I know … but I’ve not picked the Hurricanes in any of my years covering the ACC, so don’t lump me in with all the others) and Florida State in the Atlantic. I love Miami’s defense, and if Mark Richt can bring along one of his young QBs, that’s going to be the most talented team in the Coastal, without question. And a developing Francois and a healthy Derwin James, to me, make Florida State my early pick for a national championship.”
IF Miami wins the ACC Coastal, it’ll be the first time they’ll have made the ACC Championship game since joining the league in 2004. They could make the game while losing to FSU football in the regular season too.
FSU football should have the advantage in the regular season game, not to mention it’ll take place in Tallahassee. They’ll have the more proven quarterback with the better overall defense while Miami’s quarterback will be playing on the road in just his third college game.
Remember how that worked out for Deondre Francois last season(although much of that Louisville loss wasn’t on him).
Miami will have a shot to win the coastal as it’s the weaker of the two divisions. Also, several of the ACC Coastal teams will be breaking in new quarterbacks as well.
IF FSU meets Miami in the ACC Championship game after beating them in the regular season, a win in the championship game would push FSU football into the overall head-to-head lead at 32-31.
How sweet would that be to win another ACC Championship while beating one of your rivals and taking the overall head-to-head meetings lead all at the same time?