Miami is 3-0 against Florida State this week in the virtual world. ESPN Classic is rebroadcasting three classic Canes/Noles match ups. The first two are in the books – Wide Right I & II – shown yesterday and today. Sorry for the lack of the heads up. I was too busy crying the blues and recording on my DVR.
Next up, Miami fans will be treated to Wide Left I this Friday on ESPN Classic. Tune in for that stellar throwdown where Miami found themselves down 27-14 in the final quarter before rallying to a 28-27 victory, made possible by Xavier Beitia sending his potential game winner left into the stands of the open end zone. Check your local listings.
Sadly, the days of #1 vs. #2 (1991), #2 vs. #3 (1992) and #1 vs. #9 (2002) are currently in the rearview mirror for Miami and Florida State. Both squads enter this weekend unranked for the first time since 1977, where the Canes pulled out a 23-17 victory at Tallahassee.
At 4-3 and 4-2 respectively, Miami better hope for a similar feat this weekend. 5-3 can help save an already down season whereas 4-4 will be a disaster.
Either way, tune in Friday to see a REAL match up between two gladiators and then catch the modern version of this once great rivalry at 3:30pm ET on Saturday.