Not a positive atmosphere at Florida State University... as a big time rivalry did not go the way of the home team... even though both teams are having a difficult season, the rivalry was very much in tact
This match up between the Miami Hurricanes and Florida State Seminoles may not be getting the National Attention we are accustomed to but in a crowd of garnet and gold there was still some orange and green.
"I felt the rivalry... it's going to be like this every time we play Miami... I think it's the best rivalry in the nation... so the fans were here... it was a good rivalry game," says FSU wide out Preston Parker.
"I told my teammates this is going to be sold out. This is the game where you make or break your marks. You can go thirty years from now and you remember everything you did in this game," adds Tallahassee native and Miami Cane Ryan Hill.
"It' tough to lose in your own house.. and it doesn't help when it's your rival especially if its Miami," comments FSU quarterback Xavier Lee.
One familiar with the rivalry, Bobby Bowden says, "We needed this game... the toughest games are ahead... I mean we needed this dog gone ball game."
The fans of the garnet and gold were the first to leave the stadium as the Miami fans had a reason to celebrate the big victory.
This rivalry was very much in tact, and it's a shame the Noles were not able to get the job done... The big story, the inability to score touchdowns in the red zone.