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How will N’Kosi Perry handle the pressure of his first game versus Florida State

No matter what the records are and which team is favored Miami-Florida State is always one of the biggest games on the schedule each year. Having the game at home will help Perry. Each of his first two games that he received significant minutes had their own pressures.

Perry was inserted on the third series against FIU two weeks ago and has not come out since. The game with the Panthers had its own expectations. It was the first game between Miami and FIU with former Hurricanes Head Coach Butch Davis coaching the Panthers.

Perry came in and completed ten straight passes. He finished 17 of 25 for 224 yards with three touchdowns and an interception against the Panthers. Perry didn’t have to do much in last week’s win over North Carolina. He completed eight of 12 for 125 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

The bright lights and big moments don’t seem to bother Perry. The Redshirt Freshman Quarterback knows how big the game against the Seminoles is. He grew up in Ocala in northern Florida and understands the importance of the rivalry. Perry expects FSU give a maximum effort against the Hurricanes.

"“I expect them to play harder than they play against anybody else…They have great players on their team. No matter what their record is, I know they’re going to play hard.’’"