Florida State at Miami-FL - 9/26/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

Florida State at Miami-FL - 9/26/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Seminoles (0-1) at Miami-FL Hurricanes (2-0)

College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)

The Line: Miami-FL Hurricanes -11 -- Over/Under: 54 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida State Seminoles will travel to Hard Rock Stadium to take on the 12th ranked Miami Hurricanes this Saturday night in College Football action.

The Florida State Seminoles could not get their 2020 season off on a positive note after being defeated by the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 16-13, in their season opener on September 12th. Florida State struggled offensively agianst the Yellow Jackets and allowed Georgia Tech to get the come from behind victory after leading 13-7 entering the 4th quarter. Florida State was outgained Georgia Tech by a 438-307 margin and committed three turnovers in the loss.

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Offensively, Florida State was led by James Blackmon who completed 23 of 43 passes for 198 yards, 1 TD, and an INT. Blackman did a solid job spreading the ball around as he completed passes to seven different passes, led by Jashaun Corbin (8 rec, 55 yards), Tamorrion Terry (6 rec, 52 yards), and Camren McDonald (4 rec, 52 yards). The Florida State backfield was led by Jordan Travis (6 car, 39 yards), La’Damian Webb (13 car, 39 yards), and Jashuan Corbin (6 car, 18 yards).

Defensively, Florida State was solid against Georgia Tech, holding their rushing attack to 4.0 yards/carry. Leading the way for the Seminoles defense was Amari Gainer (10 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks) and Asante Samuel Jr. (5 tackles, 2 INT).

The 12th ranked Miami Hurricanes improved to 2-0 (1-0 ACC) on the season after defeating the 18th ranked Louisville Cardinals, 47-34, this past Saturday. Miami was impressive on the offensive end with two 75-yard TD plays and had no trouble closing out the game after taking a 37-20 lead late in the 3rd quarter. Miami was outgained by Louisville by a 516-485 margin, however, won the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Hurricanes was QB D’Eriq King who completed 18 of 20 passes for 325 yards and 3 TD’s.

On the season, Miami is averaging 39.0 ppg on 490.0 total yards per game (248.5 rushing yds/g; 241.5 passing yds/g). Offensively, Miami has been led by RB Cam’Ron Harris who has 268 rushing yards and 3 TD’s on 26 carries this season. QB D’Eriq King has completed 63.0% of his passes for 469 yards & 4 TD’s. King is also the 2nd leading rusher for the Hurricanes as he has 92 rushing yards and a TD on 20 carries. The leading receivers for Miami have been Brevin Jordan (10 rec, 171 yards, 2 TD), Mark Pope (6 rec, 82 yards), Jaylan Knighton (1 rec, 75 yards, TD), Mike Harley (5 rec, 57 yards), and Dee Wiggins (5 rec, 40 yards).

Defensively, Miami is allowing their opponents to average 24.0 ppg on 400.5 total yards per game (144.5 rushing yds/g; 256.0 passing yds/g).

The Seminoles are 7-15-3 ATS in their last 25 conference games and just 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Hurricanes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games in September. 

This is one of the better rivalry’s in all of College Football however, it’s going to be hard to side with a Florida State team that looked shaky offensively and have been without their head coach, Mike Norvell, who tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t be on the sidelines for this game. Miami has been great offensively this season and as I think they D’Eriq King & Cam’Ron Harris will do enough on the offensive end to get Miami to cover in this one. Good Luck!

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