Tallahassee, FL - Some of Florida State's greatest wins came against Miami, but also some of their most painful losses.
"It's one of the great rivalries in college football," FSU Head Coach Jimbo Fisher said. "A lot of history, a lot of tradition. It means a lot to us, I know that."
While the Seminoles are making national headlines as of late, the Hurricanes are fighting for a division title. The rivalry, though, hasn't died down.
"I just think it's going to be a hard-fought game anyway because both sides have great athletes and have good talent," FSU senior quarterback EJ Manuel said. "So anytime you have that meshing together it's going to be a good game."
The 'Canes have the 24th best passing offense in the country. But their defense is last in the ACC.
"Miami's got a very good special teams team," Fisher said. "They're very good on special teams, athletic and can cover. They're doing a nice job on offense. Got some skill guys."
"I don't necessarily think its about the defense we're playing against," Manuel said. "I think we have to go out there and do what we're supposed to do."
It'll be an emotional game for about two dozen Seminoles who have ties to Miami and Fort Lauderdale. This game is at Sun Life Stadium.
"It's big to them because they have to live there. They have to hear it all the time. So it's a big thing," Fisher said.