The Florida State-Miami rivalry is quickly losing its luster.
The ‘Canes and ‘Noles used to battle it out for national championships. They used to be the big boys on the block. They used to be, well, nationally relevant at the same time… which isn’t the case this year as No. 12-ranked Florida State (4-0) hosts unranked Miami (3-1).
With that being said, the ACC has released a hype video for this weekend’s game. Maybe the conference wants us to remember the Seminoles’ 13-10 win in 2006, along with the raucous, timeless action from the 1980s, 1990s and even early 2000s.
Those were the days.
Here’s the video:
Notes on Florida State-Miami
The Hurricanes lead the series with the Seminoles, 31-28, but have lost the past five meetings. Florida State needs two more consecutive wins to equal its longest winning streak of seven, which was posted from 1963-1972.
There have been several classics, but Miami’s 17-16 victory in 1991 stands out among the most revered. Settled by a missed field goal (FSU Gerry Thomas), the game was coined “Wide Right,” later renamed “Wide Right I” after Florida State lost 19-16 after FSU’s Dan Mowery missed to the right, spawning “Wide Right II.”
“Wide Right III” was in 2000, when Florida State missed again, losing 27-24 to the ‘Canes. In 2004, “Wide Right IV” surfaced–and the ‘Noles dropped another one, 17-14, in stunning fashion.
Florida State-Miami has produced a mix of misses, fumbles, muffs and blunders through 59 meetings–and they’ve all remained embedded in the psyche of college football fans for years.
This year’s duel, however, doesn’t seem to hold the same promise.
But hey, we’ll always have the hype video.
According to NationalChamps.net, Miami lays claim to five national titles and Florida State claims three.