Miami Hurricanes vs Florida State 5 things to watch

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Getting the crowd in the game early

Many schools claim to have great homefields, when the Hurricanes are rolling not many stadiums get louder than the new configuration at Hard Rock Stadium. It would have been better for Miami if the game was played at night. Getting it in late afternoon will give the Miami Hurricanes fans plenty of time to tailgate and get ready.

Some big plays particularly if it comes from the defense on a turnover will get the crowd riled up and drown out the few Seminoles fans who will be there attempted the tomahawk chop. Hopefully the Hurricanes ticket office put a ban on buying tickets from those with Leon County addresses and zip codes.

Professional sports teams in the midwest have often done that to keep Chicago fans from attending their road games. The Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers and Nashville Predators have all taken measures to keep the Chicago fans away.

The turnover chain has generated so much noise at times that the Miami Hurricanes offense has had to go to a silent count in home games after a turnover. Miami center Tyler Gauthier discussed the difference between big plays by the Hurricanes on offense and defense.

"“That chain comes out and it’s like the fans get a new level of loud. They get loud when we make a big play, but that chain brings something else out in them…We have to go silent.”"

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If Miami can continue to make that happen against Florida State on Saturday it will be tough for the Seminoles to succeed against the Hurricanes on either side of the ball.