Miami Hurricanes vs Florida State 5 things to watch

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Can Florida State’s offense move the ball against the Miami Defense?

It will be strength against weakness when the Florida State offense is on the field against the Miami Hurricanes defense. Miami’s defense is ranked second nationally and Florida State’s offense is ranked 97th.

Canes Warning covered a lot of the matchup between the Miami defense and the Florida State offense earlier this week. The Hurricanes defense has been stone cold against opposing offenses since a porous first half against LSU in the season opener. Miami held LSU to 115 total yards in the second half after they gained 181 in the first.

light. Related Story. Florida State will have a hard time offensively vs Miami defense.

The numbers are somewhat deceiving for the Hurricanes. Miami’s defense completely overwhelmed FCS Savannah State and FIU. The Hurricanes allowed 78 total yards against Savannah State and 187 against FIU. The Panthers gained only 15 yards in the first half.

With the second and third team defense in the game in the fourth quarter against FIU Miami allowed 17 points. The field goal came after Miami turnover and the Panthers didn’t move the ball at all settling for a field goal.

Toledo and North Carolina had better luck moving the ball against the Miami Hurricanes defense. The Rockets gained 334 yards and the Tar Heels 329. Toledo scored 24 points while only turning the ball over once. UNC had six turnovers, scored only 10 points and saw the Miami defense scored three touchdowns of their own.