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04:51 PM ET 10.27 | When the Florida State Seminoles got finished throttling the N.C. State Wolfpack yesterday, just hours after the Miami Hurricanes escaped a close one at home against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, the stage was officially set. One of the more storied rivalries in the history of college football would actually carry national implications once again when the two meet on the field in Tallahassee next week . For the second time in three weeks, the ACC will be showcased in primetime when the Hurricanes go on the road to meet the 'Noles next Saturday in, what very well could be, a Top 5 showdown, Top 10 at the very least. It's been a while since the loser of this game meant that national title hopes were out the window for them, but they've both made it back to that point. As much as this game will be hyped all week, however, most people throughout the country believe that the Seminoles are on a different level than the 'Canes, regardless of record. Miami's schedule has been quite shaky, along with their performances, while Florida State hasn't even come close to tasting defeat, not even in Death Valley. Well, it seems Las Vegas agrees with the majority of folks, as Florida State has opened as a 21-point favorite over Miami for their clash next week.

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October 27, 2013  11:27 PM ET

Really???? 21 points is huge!!!

October 27, 2013  11:50 PM ET

It s/b 35. Bet the house. Miami has had the "Luck of the Irish" this year (see ND 2012). FSU will throttle them.

After watching Oregon vs. UCLA, there is no doubt they are the better match up for Alabama.

October 28, 2013  12:46 AM ET

Twenty one point favorites over the #7 team in the country? I'm a FSU homer but I don't know about that. This rivalry is pretty intense and I think Miami might be a little more competitive than the odds would suggest, although I do think the Seminoles will ultimately prevail in this game.

October 28, 2013  01:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Twenty one point favorites over the #7 team in the country? I'm a FSU homer but I don't know about that. This rivalry is pretty intense and I think Miami might be a little more competitive than the odds would suggest, although I do think the Seminoles will ultimately prevail in this game.

Agree.

The line was set for drawing action, not how the game will play out. Casino lights don't pay for themselves.

I'm looking forward to this game, big time.

October 28, 2013  01:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Agree.The line was set for drawing action, not how the game will play out. Casino lights don't pay for themselves.I'm looking forward to this game, big time.

Heck yeah, man, me too. This one is real high on my priority list.

October 28, 2013  01:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Twenty one point favorites over the #7 team in the country? I'm a FSU homer but I don't know about that. This rivalry is pretty intense and I think Miami might be a little more competitive than the odds would suggest, although I do think the Seminoles will ultimately prevail in this game.

I agree with you Marlin. People not familiar with this matchup may not realize how important it is to each team. They could each be 0-7, and the game would still be a battle. 21 is a silly line....

That being said, it wouldn't SHOCK me if we beat the Clemson out of them. I just wouldn't BET on it...

October 28, 2013  02:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I agree with you Marlin. People not familiar with this matchup may not realize how important it is to each team. They could each be 0-7, and the game would still be a battle. 21 is a silly line....That being said, it wouldn't SHOCK me if we beat the Clemson out of them. I just wouldn't BET on it...

Beat the Clemson out of them? Lol!

I'm stealing that. I'll be using that line at work. Hilarious!

October 28, 2013  08:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

21 is a silly line....That being said, it wouldn't SHOCK me if we beat the Clemson out of them. I just wouldn't BET on it...

This much I will say, I have seen Clemson play 3 times (GA, BC & you guys). I have seen Miami play 3 times (FL, NC, & Wake). Clemson is a much much better team than Miami. If you guys were going to have a let down after the beatdown I did not see it on Saturday.

This game is in your house. You can call it a rivalry game if you want (they call Ohio State/Penn St a rivalry too) but I don't think 21 is at all out of place. I think you will kick the Florida out of em. This is the one team that does not align with its ranking (BCS or otherwise).

October 28, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Agree.The line was set for drawing action, not how the game will play out. Casino lights don't pay for themselves.I'm looking forward to this game, big time.

Don't like Spielman much huh 3M?

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October 28, 2013  09:28 AM ET

If the same teams from Saturday shows up then yes, I can see it as a blowout. But the intense rivalry will make it a much closer game. FSU will get the win but it won't be near anywhere 21 points.

October 28, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

This is the one team that does not align with its ranking (BCS or otherwise).

I agree but there are a few more teams (actually several) in the rankings that are misaligned IMHO.

October 28, 2013  09:51 AM ET

Unless the 'Noles choke, they should win. I don't give an infection's puss about Vegas odds or point spreads. Whatever the score at the end of the game, if FSU is not victorious, that will all be on them. They'll own it and chew it like cud for years to come.

October 28, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Bama has more opportunities to stumble (lose) in its remaining 4 games than either FSU or tOSU. Oregon has more opportunities to stumble (lose) in its remaining games than either FSU or tOSU. Baylor has more risk than either of them.

October 28, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Bama has more opportunities to stumble (lose) in its remaining 4 games than either FSU or tOSU. Oregon has more opportunities to stumble (lose) in its remaining games than either FSU or tOSU. Baylor has more risk than either of them.

Gotta disagree with the Bama part Tin. The others are spot on. Just looked at Bama's schedule. It isn't very impressive other than margin of victory. Bama's opportunities to stumble may be more on reputation than reality this year. Punto Cinco has turned me into a believer on LSU and Aubie is getting more love than warranted IMHO.

October 28, 2013  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Twenty one point favorites over the #7 team in the country? I'm a FSU homer but I don't know about that. This rivalry is pretty intense and I think Miami might be a little more competitive than the odds would suggest, although I do think the Seminoles will ultimately prevail in this game.

Miami is over rated just like last year when ala. played Mich. Everyone in the world knew michigan was not #8 quality. Spoken from a Mich fan. and I believe the show of the field proved it.

October 28, 2013  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It s/b 35. Bet the house. Miami has had the "Luck of the Irish" this year (see ND 2012). FSU will throttle them.After watching Oregon vs. UCLA, there is no doubt they are the better match up for Alabama.

Too many "big" games left to detemine who will be in the BCS CG.

October 28, 2013  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I agree with you Marlin. People not familiar with this matchup may not realize how important it is to each team. They could each be 0-7, and the game would still be a battle. 21 is a silly line....That being said, it wouldn't SHOCK me if we beat the Clemson out of them. I just wouldn't BET on it...

EWO, I agree. Some people don't realize that this game is a rivalry. I remember in 2006, when USC was a big favorite and lost to UCLA. It cost the Trojans a trip to the NCG.

October 28, 2013  12:16 PM ET

I just hope that Ohio State doesn't get in the NC game, with their ultra soft schedule, and get blown out again.

 
October 28, 2013  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Bama has more opportunities to stumble (lose) in its remaining 4 games than either FSU or tOSU. Oregon has more opportunities to stumble (lose) in its remaining games than either FSU or tOSU. Baylor has more risk than either of them.

Alabama's schedule is certainly no better than ours. Oregon is the only one of the 4 teams at the top who can point to their schedule as an argument for being #1.

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