Answering Questions About Miami Hurricanes From FSU’s Chop Chat

DURHAM, NC - SEPTEMBER 29: Braxton Berrios
DURHAM, NC - SEPTEMBER 29: Braxton Berrios /
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Although Miami struggled to get the running game going against Duke, both Walton and Homer have been adept in the passing game this season. Walton has seven receptions for 91 yards this season. That included taking a screen pass 39 yards last season. He hurdled a Duke defender on the play. Homer has five catches for 71 yards.

Hurricanes fans and players have heard plenty about the seven-game losing streak. Is the pressure even more for Miami this year considering they are a big favorite in the eyes of many to win this game?

"Miami fans are taking things one game at a time. Miami is a two to three point favorite, not exactly a big favorite. The pressure is far more on FSU. With a 3-0 start, Miami can afford a loss. A 1-3 start would be devastating for FSU. With Clemson, Louisville, Duke and Florida left on their schedule, Florida State needs a win far more than Miami does. A loss for the Seminoles could send their season into a tailspin. It seems as if Florida State fans are often preoccupied with what Miami is doing. After being a minute and potential overtime loss away from a 0-3 start, they should concentrate on their own team."

Despite significantly more success over the last 15 years than Miami has it seems that the focus of the Florida State fanbase is often on what Miami is doing. Hurricanes fans have every right to be proud of their past.

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The Florida State fan base often points out that the Hurricanes titles all came from 2001 and before. Yet with all the success the Seminoles have had during the Hurricanes mediocre run they have only won one national championship. They are far from Alabama.