The Florida State Seminoles (6-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) host the Miami Hurricanes (5-4, 3-3) this Saturday, Nov. 12, in an ACC showdown. Florida State has won each of its last four games and will look to continue its success against a Miami squad that's impressively won two of its three games against ranked opponents in 2011.
Most recently, the Seminoles easily dispatched the Boston College Eagles, 38-7, behind a strong defensive effort. FSU limited Boston College to 207 yards of offense and forced four turnovers. On offense, quarterback E.J. Manuel proved efficient (12-of-16 completions, 180 yards, one touchdown) and Devonta Freeman scored two rushing touchdowns.
Miami is coming off an easy victory of its own, having handily defeated the Duke Blue Devils, 49-14, to get back on the right track following a loss to the Virginia Cavaliers. Jacory Harris threw three touchdown passes, while running backs Mike James and Lamar Miller each rushed for two scores in a dominant offensive performance.
The Hurricanes lead the all-time series, 29-24, but Florida State has won four of the last six matchups. Last season, the Seminoles coasted to a 45-17 victory. Jermaine Thomas scored the first three touchdowns of the game to give Florida State a 21-0 lead less than halfway through the second period. In addition, Chris Thompson had 14 carries for a whopping 158 yards and one score.