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Nov. 10, 2011

FSU vs. Clemson

 
 Game Information
 Date  Nov. 12, 2011
 Time  3:30 p.m.
 Location  Tallahassee, Fla.
 Stadium  Doak Campbell Stadium
 Gameday Info  FSU vs. Miami
   
 Series History
 Games Played  55
 Series Record  Miami leads 31-24
 Last Meeting  45-17, FSU
   
 Miami Football
 Location  Coral Gables, Fla.
 Nickname  Hurricanes
 2011 Record  5-4, 3-3 ACC
 2011 Home/Neutral/Road  4-2/0-0/1-2
 Official Website  HurricaneSports.com
   
 Coaching Staff
 Head Coach  Al Golden
 At Miami  5-4 (1st season)
 Career Record  31-38 (6th season)
 Off. Coordinator  Jedd Fisch
 Def. Coordinator  Mark D'Onofrio
   
 Miami Schedule
 Sept. 5  L, 32-24 at Maryland
 Sept. 17  W, 24-6 vs. Ohio State
 Sept. 24  L, 28-24 vs. Kansas State
 Oct. 1  W, 45-14 vs. Bethune Cookman
 Oct. 8  L, 38-35 at Virginia Tech
 Oct. 15  W, 30-24 at North Carolina
 Oct. 22  W, 24-7 vs. Georgia Tech
 Oct. 27  L, 28-21 vs. Virginia
 Nov. 5  W, 49-14 vs. Duke
 Nov. 12  at Florida State
 Nov. 19  at USF
 Nov. 25  vs. Boston College

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- For the 56th time since 1951, the Florida State Seminoles and Miami Hurricanes will square off on the football field. This time around, Miami comes to Tallahassee as a team that has won its last two ballgames in the house that Bobby Bowden bulit.

After an offseason of turmoil, the Hurricanes have had an up and down season but seem to be better overall than many pundits thought they would be heading into the 2011 campaign. The offseason scandal aside, Miami has weathered the in-season storm associated with various player suspensions and the challenges that are always present whenever a new coach takes over.

Perhaps most importantly for Al Golden's program, quarterback Jacory Harris is having his finest season as a senior. Harris travels to Tallahassee boasting the nation's sixth-best pass-efficiency rating. Harris' efforts are bolstered by superstar tailback Lamar Miller, who has the skills to play in the NFL.

As usual, the 'Canes' defense boasts speedy playmakers across the board but this season lacks great depth on that side of the ball.

Wednesday night, the Hurricanes' defense took a hit when it was announced that standout safety Ray Ray Armstrong will not make the trip to Tallahassee.


Opponent Read-Up: Miami Hurricanes
"If Miami-FSU game comes down to kick ... Hurricanes' Wieclaw says he's ready"... Associated Press
 
"Miami Hurricanes' Stephen Morris bides his time as QB in waiting"... Miami Herald
 
"Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden trying to teach his team that FSU is just another opponent"... Palm Beach Post

"Miami could choose to vacate bowl eligibility this season"... Sun Sentinel

"Even though both are unranked, Miami and Florida State still look forward to annual showdown"... Associated Press

"Sounds of FSU's 'war chant' have filled Miami locker room"... Sun Sentinel
 

 Statistical Leaders
#12  Jacory Harris | 6-4 | 195 | Sr. | QB
 125-for-195 passing, 1,757 yards, 219.6 avg., 18 TDs, 4 INTs
#6  Lamar Miller | 5-11 | 212 |R-So. | RB
 173 rushes, 1,016 yards, 112.9 avg., 8 TDs
#8  Tommy Streeter | 6-5 | 215 | Jr. | WR
 32 catches, 666 yards, 74.0 avg., 8 TDs
#31  Sean Spence | 6-0 | 224 | Sr. | LB
 83 tackles, 12.0 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 FF
     
 Stat Comparison  UM FSU
 Rushing Offense  158.78 (59) 126.44 (91)
 Passing Offense 226.44 (66) 292.33 (18)
 Total Offense 385.22 (67) 418.78 (45)
 Scoring Offense 30.67 (46) 35.89 (20)
 Passing Efficiency 161.67 (7) 158.74 (11)
 Rushing Defense 179.00 (81) 78.89 (3)
 Passing Defense 205.67 (39) 189.11 (22)
 Total Defense 384.67 (64) 268.00 (4)
 Scoring Defense 21.22 (28) 15.78 (15)
 Pass Eff. Defense 141.66 (95) 120.04 (37)
 Net Punting 37.31 (47) 41.72 (4)
 Punt Returns 10.75 (30) 8.32 (56)
 Kickoff Returns 21.88 (57) 23.86 (30)
 Turnover Margin .22 (T-42) -.33 (83)
 Sacks 2.00 (T-49) 3.33 (5)
 Tackles for Loss 6.22 (44) 7.67 (12)
 Sacks Allowed 1.33 (28) 2.78 (100)

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