CFB Picks: Miami vs. Florida State College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds 9/26/20

CFB Picks: Miami vs. Florida State College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds 9/26/20 Photo by Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Seminoles (0-1) at Miami-FL Hurricanes (2-0)

College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)

The Line: Miami-FL Hurricanes -11 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida State Seminoles and the Miami-Florida Hurricanes meet in an ACC college football matchup from the Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday.

The Florida State Seminoles will look to rebound after dropping their season opener against Georgia Tech by a final score of 16-13 last time out. James Blackmon threw for 198 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 23 of 43 passing while Jordan Travis and La’Damian Webb each had 39 rushing yards for Florida State to lead the ‘Noles in that department. Jashaun Corbin led the Seminoles with 8 catches for 55 yards while Tamorrion Troy had 6 receptions for 52 yards and Keyshawn Holton had the Seminoles’ lone touchdown reception. Defensively, Amari Gainer led the Seminoles with 10 total tackles including 2.5 tackles for a loss while Renardo Green had 9 total tackles and a team-high 6 solo tackles and Asante Samuel Jr. had an interception for FSU as well.

The Miami-Florida Hurricanes will look to build on their 2-0 start to the year after a 47-34 win over Louisville last time out. D’Eriq King has thrown for 469 yards and 4 touchdowns on 63% passing while Cam’Ron Harris has rushed for 268 yards and 3 touchdowns this season. Brevin Jordan leads Miami’s receiving group with 10 catches for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns while Mark Pope has 82 receiving yards as the 2nd receiver in that category. Defensively, Bubba Bolden and Amari Carter each have 13 total tackles with Carter logging a team-high 12 solo tackles.

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Florida State is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a road underdog while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss. Miami is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the under is 16-7-2 in their last 25 conference games.

Florida State has had multiple terms associated with their football program over the last couple of years, some being slow-starters, disappointing and frustrating. And while this is a rivalry game and for some players, FSU-Miami is like THE game on the schedule, it doesn’t feel like the rivalry factor is there this year. Sure, I could be wrong and the ‘Noles show up to play, but it’s like the air’s already out of FSU’s balloon. The Seminoles lose to Georgia Tech as a double-digit favorite and now have to take on Miami after their head coach tested positive for COVID and had to coach practice remotely? I’m sorry but if you want to compete against Miami, and this Miami team in particular that’s loaded, you need to have everything going right in the leadup to that game and the Seminoles just didn’t have that. I think Miami will be eager to build on the huge wave of momentum after that Louisville game and I think the ‘Canes run it up on their rival here. I could see something in the area of 56-28 or something of the like, so I’ll lay the points with Miami in this spot.

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Chris’s Pick Miami -11

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