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A Perfect Rivalry: Top-10 In-State ACC Battle

No. 7 Miami (7-0, 3-0 ACC) takes its nine-game winning streak to Tallahassee to face No. 3 Florida State (7-0, 5-0 ACC) for yet another Top 10 showdown in the epic rivalry. Saturday’s game will kick at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and will be the feature site for College GameDay Built by the Home Depot.

Miami leads the all-time series 31-26, but Florida State has won each of the last three meetings. The Hurricanes are 14-8 all-time in Tallahassee.

Helpful Links: 2013 Media AlmanacSeason StatisticsGame NotesDepth ChartTheUFootball.com

GAME INFORMATION – GAME 8
7/6/7 MIAMI HURRICANES (7-0, 3-0 ACC) at 3/3/3 FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES (7-0, 5-0 ACC)
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 • 8 p.m. ET • ABC • Tallahassee, Fla. • Doak Campbell Stadium (82,300)

SERIES HISTORY
Miami leads 31-26, but Florida State has won last 3 meetings … Miami 14-8 in Tallahassee … Seventh time Miami/Florida State is featured College GameDay site.

BROADCAST INFORMATION
ABC
• Brent Musburger, Play-by-Play • Kirk Herbstreit, Analyst • Heather Cox, Sideline Reporter
WQAM 560 AM • Joe Zagacki, PXP • Don Bailey Jr., Analyst • Josh Darrow, Sideline Reporter
RADIO CARACOL 1260 AM • Roly Martin, PXP • Pepe Campos, Analyst • Joe Martinez, Analyst
WVUM 90.5 FM • Chris Wittyngham • Satellite Radio • Sirius 86 • XM 86

#5THINGS

  1. Miami’s latest rankings in the AP, USA TODAY Sports and BCS standings are its highest since Nov. 13, 2005.
  2. Miami/Florida State is the featured College GameDay site for the seventh time.
  3. Miami is one of eight unbeaten teams left in major college football.
  4. Miami’s nine-game winning streak is the program’s longest since a 10-game streak between Nov. 15, 2003 and Oct. 23, 2004.
  5. Duke Johnson is the only player in Miami history with at least 3 kickoff returns of 95+ yards in his career.

A PERFECT RIVALRY (Stat courtesy of Tim Reynolds, Associated Press)

  • Excluding season-openers, Saturday will mark the ninth time that Florida State and Miami will meet with unbeaten, untied records. Both teams are 7-0 this season. They’ve only met as unbeatens this deep into a season once before – 1991, when they were a combined 18-0 to start the season before Miami won a classic in Tallahassee on the way to a national championship.
  • Saturday is the first meeting of undefeated teams in the series since 2003 – also the last Top 10 regular-season matchup between the schools.
UNBEATEN BREAKDOWN
YEAR RECORDS RESULT LOCATION
1979 FSU 2-0, Miami 1-0 FSU, 40-23 Tallahassee
1980 FSU 3-0, Miami 3-0 Miami, 10-9 Miami
1987 FSU 4-0, Miami 2-0 Miami, 26-25 Tallahassee
1991 FSU 10-0, Miami 8-0 Miami, 17-16 Tallahassee
1992 FSU 4-0, Miami 3-0 Miami, 19-16 Miami
1993 FSU 5-0, Miami 4-0 FSU, 28-10 Tallahassee
1996 FSU 4-0, Miami 4-0 FSU, 34-16 Miami
2003 FSU 5-0, Miami 5-0 Miami, 22-14 Tallahassee

#DUKE200

  • Duke Johnson has 3,340 career all-purpose yards and is on pace to break Santana Moss’ career record. Johnson has 9 200-yard games, including a pair of 300-yard outbursts.
  • Johnson ranks eighth all-time in Miami history in all-purpose yards. He needs 1,055 to become the school’s career leader (Moss – 4,394).
  • Miami is 8-1 when #ElDuque accumulates 200+ all-purpose yards, including a 5-1 mark in ACC play.
#InfographicNotes: Florida State Game

MIAMI/FLORIDA STATE SITE OF COLLEGE GAMEDAY

  • For the seventh time in series history, Miami-Florida State will be the site of ESPN’s College GameDay.The Nov. 2nd showdown between undefeated in-state and ACC rivals was announced as the upcoming GameDay site Saturday night by ESPN.
  • College GameDay Built by the Home Depot, whichwill originate from the Florida State campus from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., is hosted by Chris Fowler and features analysts Lee Corso, Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and contributors David Pollack and Samantha Ponder.
  • It will mark the Miami Hurricanes’ 18th appearance as either visiting or home team at the College GameDay site and Miami’s first appearance since Sept. 6, 2008. Miami is 12-5 all-time on College GameDay.
MIAMI HURRICANES ON ESPN COLLEGE GAMEDAY
DATE RESULT LOCATION
Oct. 8, 1994  No. 13 Miami 34, No. 3 Florida State 20 Miami, Fla.
Oct. 7, 1995 No. 1 Florida State 41, Miami 17 Tallahassee, Fla.
Dec. 5, 1998 Miami 49, No. 3 UCLA 45 Miami, Fla.
Nov. 13, 1999 No. 2 Virginia Tech 43, No. 19 Miami 10 Blacksburg, Va. 
Oct. 7, 2000 No. 7 Miami 27, No. 1 Florida State 24  Miami, Fla.
Nov. 4, 2000 No. 3 Miami 41, No. 2 Virginia Tech 21 Miami, Fla.
Oct. 13, 2001 No. 2 Miami 49, No. 14 Florida State 27 Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov. 17, 2001 No. 1 Miami 59, No. 14 Syracuse 0 Miami, Fla.
Jan. 3, 2002 No. 1 Miami 37, No. 4 Nebraska 14 [Rose Bowl] Pasadena, Calif.
Sept. 7, 2002 No. 1 Miami 41, No. 6 Florida 16 Gainesville, Fla.
Nov. 9, 2002 No. 2 Miami 26, Tennessee 3 Knoxville, Tenn.
Jan. 3, 2003 No. 2 Ohio State 31, No. 1 Miami 24 – 2 OT [Fiesta Bowl] Tempe, Ariz..
Oct. 11, 2003 No. 2 Miami 22, No. 5 Florida State 14 Tallahassee, Fla.
Oct. 23, 2004 No. 4 Miami 45, NC State 31 Raleigh, N.C.
Nov. 5, 2005 No. 5 Miami 27, No. 3 Virginia Tech 7 Blacksburg, Va.
Sept. 4, 2006 No. 11 Florida State 13, No. 12 Miami 10 Miami, Fla.
Sept. 6, 2008 No. 5 Florida 26, Miami 3 Gainesville, Fla.