Florida State at Miami: College Football Picks 9/26/20
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Florida State (0-1) at Miami (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)
The Line: Miami-FL Hurricanes -10 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and Florida State Seminoles face off in an ACC college football showdown at the Hard Rock Stadium.
Florida State comes into this game off a really disappointing loss in their first game against Georgia Tech and now they will be without coach Mike Norvell for this game as he deals with COVID. Florida State’s first game of the season was against Georgia Tech and the offense really struggled scoring only 13 points and that led to the loss. Florida State’s defense was good in the first game giving up only 16 points, but facing Miami is going to be a much bigger test on Saturday. Florida State’s defense did have two interceptions in that game, but the offense still didn’t have enough success. Seminoles quarterback James Blackmon went 23/43 for 198 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. One big issue was they didn’t have a running back to lean on with La’Damian Webb and Jordan Travis both rushed for 39 yards.
On the other side of this matchup is the Miami Hurricanes who have been impressive to start the season and they have dreams of winning the ACC Championship. To start the season Miami beat UAB 31-14 and in the second game, they beat Louisville 47-34. D’Eriq King has been the star of the show for the Hurricanes and he might be the most impactful transfer of the entire offseason. In the last game, King threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns. King also uses his legs when he needs to, but in the last game he rushed for only nine yards. The only concern for this Hurricanes team right now is with the defense after giving up 34 points in the last game.
The over is 7-2 in Florida State’s last nine road games. The over is 7-3 in the Hurricanes last 10 games in September. The under is 8-1 in the last nine meetings between Florida State and Miami. The road team is 12-2 against the spread in their last 14 meetings between Florida State and Miami.
Florida State’s offense is struggling and there is no reason to believe it’s going to get any better against Miami. Look for Miami to run up the score in this game, Florida State to have an issue keeping up, and for Miami to win this game and cover the spread.