Miami vs. Florida State: Prediction, pick, football game odds, spread, live stream, watch online, TV channel

Miami travels to play heated rival Florida State in an afternoon showdown with bowl eligibility in its sights. The Hurricanes edged Georgia Tech 33-30 in Week 10 behind two scores in the fourth quarter to win a third consecutive game. Running back Jaylan Knighton rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown in the win. 

Florida State lost 28-14 to No. 16 NC State after allowing Wolfpack quarterback Devin Leary to throw for 314 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Seminoles mustered just 271 total yards and 1.4 yards per carry against one of the ACC’s better defenses to fall to 3-6 with three potential bowl teams left on the schedule. 

Miami holds a narrow 35-30 advantage against the Seminoles all-time and has won four straight games. Most recently, then-No. 12 Miami crushed Florida State 52-10 in 2020 behind 332 total yards from former starting quarterback D’Eriq King. 

Miami vs. Florida State: Need to know

Youth movement: It’s been a trying season for Miami, which entered the season at No. 13 in the AP Top 25. After getting waxed by Alabama and Michigan State, the Hurricanes lost tight matchups against Virginia and NC State. But since losing five key veteran starters to injuries — including King — the Hurricanes have embraced a youth movement. Over that stretch, Miami has won three straight games against NC State, No. 21 Pitt and Georgia Tech. 

Pass rushing machine: While Florida State is still trying to find its identity on both sides of the ball, defensive end Jermaine Johnson has quietly developed into one of the nation’s best edge rushers. Johnson leads the ACC with 8 sacks and 17 QB hurries, per Pro Football Focus. For his efforts, Johnson earned a spot on the CBS Sports Midseason All-America team. 

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