The Miami Hurricanes will look to hand Florida State it’s first loss of the year when the two sides square off at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday. While that’s a tall order by itself, it’d also register as Miami’s first defeat of the Seminoles since head coach Jimbo Fisher took over at Florida State.
Doing so won’t be easy against the number three ranked team in the country, as no one has been able to top the 9-0 Seminoles all year long. Jameis Winston has led a fearsome Seminoles offense into the nation’s top-four, and a win on Saturday would give Florida State the ACC’s Atlantic Division and would put the Seminoles in the ACC title game. From there, the Seminoles would hope to finalize a trip to the first ever college football playoff.
With such a critical game occurring close to Tallahassee, you can expect thousands of Seminoles fans to descend upon SunLife Stadium. Currently, you can find Miami hotels on Hipmunk for as little as $99 for those who are seeking to stay in Miami overnight. If you are looking to stay much closer, hotels near SunLife Stadium are a bit cheaper at just under $50 per night. You won’t have the glitz and glamour of the Miami nightlife, but hopefully you’ll be able to revel in another victory with many ‘Noles fans.
Naturally, a game of this magnitude has Florida State Seminoles tickets in high demand, as everyone wants a piece of the undefeated run, as well as this heated Florida rivalry. Of course, it’s hardly been a rivalry since Fisher took over the reigns, as Miami will need to play one of it’s best games of the year just to keep this one close.
The huge game has Miami Hurricanes tickets returning value, too, though, as this game comes in at just over $229 on average and fans from either side can get in for just $90, according to TiqIQ.com. It’s an arguably bargain buy for any college fan, let alone die hard fans of either side. Of course, it will only be a true value to the side that wins, and that looks to be Florida State.
Two huge keys to this game for the Seminoles, however, will be getting their ground game going again, while also keeping Miami running back Duke Johnson contained. In games where Johnson has been relatively held in check, the Hurricanes have largely struggled. That’s the ideal scenario for a Seminoles defense that has had some difficulty despite an unblemished record.
Regardless of the outcome, this inner-Florida college football battle is all about the hype. Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher even suggested this exact rivalry was a huge reason he came to Florida State, saying, “This is one of the reasons why you come to Florida State, to play in this great rivalry”.
So far, it’s been a fun rivalry for Fisher (4-0 against Miami). The Hurricanes will have to hope they make it a little less fun for him and the rest of the Seminoles come Saturday. For Noles looking to wake up early Saturday and avoid the Miami traffic should be sure to check out these.