No. 4 FSU football will host the rival Miami Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon inside a sold-out Doak Campbell Stadium. FSU clinched a spot in the ACC Championship game with a win over Pittsburgh last week, and a win over Miami will clinch their first undefeated ACC slate since the 2014 season.
It would also be their third consecutive win over Miami in the rivalry. Miami limps into the game off an upset loss against NC State on the road Saturday night. Miami needed overtime to win in its previous two games against Virginia and Clemson.
The Noles enter the contest as two-touchdown betting favorites, and have a better ranked offense and defense while playing against a tougher schedule. However, it’s a rivalry game, and anything can happen seems to be a soft factor, Miami fans keep pointing to how they can pull the upset.
Miami has question marks at quarterback, with Tyler Van Dyke looking injured over the past weeks while playing poorly. Will Miami head coach Mario Cristobal take Miami fans’ advice and start freshman Emory Williams on the road?
I have my doubts. It’s a game FSU should win, and here are my five keys to victory for the Noles.