Miami football at Clemson: Game and broadcast info

Dec 2, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; . Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 2, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; . Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team will play its biggest game since the 2017 ACC Championship game at Clemson Saturday night.

In its biggest game since losing to Clemson in the 2017 ACC Championship Game, the Miami football team plays the Tigers at Memorial Stadium Saturday night. Miami and Clemson enter the game with identical 3-0 overall records and 2-0 in the ACC. Miami enters the game ranked seventh and Clemson first nationally.

The rankings are identical to where Miami and Clemson were when they played in 2017. Miami enters the game Saturday night healthier and in a better position to compete than they were in 2017. Saturday is the third straight appearance for Miami on ESPN Gameday and the ABC College Football Primetime Game of the Week.

Miami won 47-34 at Louisville three weeks ago and throttled Florida State 52-10 two weeks ago. The Hurricanes were off last week. Playing on ABC in the last three weeks should have given Miami a chance to get used to playing in the spotlight. Playing Clemson is going up a level or two.

The Tigers have appeared in the last five College Football Playoffs and four of the last five National Championship Games. Miami only has the 2017 ACC Championship Game and Orange Bowl Appearance as major games they have played in somewhat recently. Only a handful of those players remain.

"Game Information:Saturday, October 10, 20207:30 p.m. ET | ABCClemson, S.C.Memorial Stadium (81,500)#7/#7 MIAMI HURRICANES (3-0, 2-0 ACC)HEAD COACH: Manny Diaz (Florida State, 1995) | CAREER: 9-7 (second season) | AT MIAMI: 9-7 (second)#1/#1 CLEMSON TIGERS (3-0, 2-0 ACC)HEAD COACH: Dabo Swinney (Alabama, 1993) | CAREER: 133-31 (13th season) | AT CLEMSON: 133-31 (13th)Information Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com"

The stark difference in the experience of the head coaches provides Clemson with an advantage. Miami offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee has experience coaching in big games. Lashlee was the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Auburn from 2013-16. The Tigers lost to Florida State in the 2013 BCS Championship Game.

"Broadcast Information:Television (ABC)• Chris Fowler (play-by-play)• Kirk Herbstreit (color)• Allison Williams (sidelines)Flagship Radio (560 WQAM)• Joe Zagacki (play-by-play)• Don Bailey, Jr. (color)• Josh Darrow (sidelines)Spanish Radio (Unanimo Deportes)• Alfredo Alvarez (play-by-play)• Jose Martinez (color)"

Appearing on ABC and College Gameday the last two weeks should help the Miami football team be somewhat accustomed to appearing in a game that has national interest. Miami will be spotlighted in the iconic college football preview show on Saturday morning and the focus game of college football Saturday night.

ABC and ESPN College Football Analyst Kirk Herbstreit has routinely praised Miami during the last two Hurricanes telecasts. Herbstreit acknowledged earlier this week that where the Hurricanes are as a football program will be revealed when they play Clemson. Chris Fowler and Herbstreit praising Miami is a positive for the Hurricanes.

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Appearing on Gameday and playing in the ABC Saturday Night Game are the sign of a trending program. The three games this season on Gameday and ABC have exceeded the amount of the last two seasons combined. Lashlee has brought an exciting brand of football that is appealing to the television networks.