Football: Florida – Miami Rivalry May Come To An End

According to a recent report by Sports Illustrated, the in-state rivalry featuring the Florida Gators’ and the Miami Hurricanes’ may soon be coming to an end.

November 10, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; An overview of The Swamp during the first quarter between the Florida Gators and Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Hurricanes’ will play host to the Gators’ on Sept. 7 pairing the two teams against each other for the first time since 2008 when Florida handily beat Miami in Gainesville, 26-3.

Gator’s QB Tim Tebow threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns against the Miami defense and adding 55 rushing yards.

Hurricanes’ athletic director Blake James told SI, “I haven’t spoken with Jeremy or the University of Florida about future games and I don’t know how it would fit into their schedule or fit into ours right now.  There hasn’t been any conversation and there isn’t anything on the schedule for the future.”

The Hurricanes’ lead the all-time series winning 28 games against the Gators’ while UF has beaten Miami a total of 26 times.  Of 54 total meetings, 25 games have been decided by a touchdown or less.

The Gators’ currently hold an annual rivalry against Florida State, but to Miami fans, nothing compares to the UF-UM rivalry.

Topics: Florida Gators, Football, Miami Hurricanes

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