The Florida State–Miami football rivalry is an American college football rivalry game played annually by the Miami Hurricanes football team of the University of Miami and the Florida State Seminoles football team of Florida State University. Although both universities participate in a variety of intercollegiate sports, the competition between the Hurricanes and Seminoles has traditionally focused on their football teams.
The Hurricanes currently lead the football series 31–26, with Florida State having won the last three most recent matchups. Since the late 1980s, one or both squads have often been highly ranked coming into the game, adding national championship implications to an already heated rivalry. Kicks have played an important role in the series with many wide right, wide left, blocks and other mistakes that would have won the game for the fallen.
The series has consistently drawn very high television ratings with the 2006 Miami–Florida State game being the most-watched college football game—regular-season or postseason—in ESPN history, and the 2009 and 1994 meetings being the second- and fifth-most watched regular season games, respectively.
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