The Florida State Seminoles currently sit at 7-0 on the year, having dominated the likes of Clemson and everyone else on their schedule. Their ACC rivals, the Miami Hurricanes, are also sitting pretty at 7-0. However, coach Al Golden’s squad had to claw and scratch its way to close wins in each of the last two weeks.
The way each team got to this week undefeated doesn’t matter anymore. What matters is that both the ‘Noles and ‘Canes are unbeaten, and set to face off against one another in front of the ESPN College GameDay crew in Week 10 of the 2013 season.
It will be the biggest game of the weekend, but it won’t be the first time these historically powerful programs have faced off with perfect records.
In fact, it has occurred on eight other occasions since their first meeting in 1951. For those curious, the last time Miami and Florida State met with perfect records this late in the year was 1991. Miami went on to win the national championship that season.
2003: FSU 5-0, Miami 5-0, Miami won 22-14 (Tallahassee)
1996: FSU 4-0, Miami 4-0, FSU won 34-16 (Miami)
1993: FSU 5-0, Miami 4-0, FSU won 28-10 (Tallahassee)
1992: FSU 4-0, Miami 3-0, Miami won 19-16 (Miami)
1991: FSU 10-0, Miami 8-0, Miami won 17-16 (Tallahassee)
1987: FSU 4-0, Miami 2-0, Miami won 26-25 (Tallahassee)
1980: FSU 3-0, Miami 3-0, Miami won 10-9 (Miami)
1979: FSU 2-0, Miami 1-0, FSU won 40-23 (Tallahassee)
Overall, Miami holds a 31-26 all-time advantage in the series. Florida State, however, is on a three-game winning streak.
The Seminoles’ longest winning streak in the series stands at seven games, having beaten the Canes in every year from 1963-1972. Miami’s longest streak stands at six, with a win in every game from 2000-2004.
Despite each team being ranked in the top seven and boasting perfect records, the Seminoles are huge favorites to win this weekend.