College Football Predictions Week 12 – Odds Seminoles vs. Miami Hurricanes

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The Florida State Seminoles have made a practice of starting slow this year, but they’ve ended strong enough to keep undefeated. Their next challenge is available in the form of the Miami Hurricanes, who are riding a three-game win streak. Will your home underdogs remove the defending national champions in Predictions Week 12 ? Read on for the accept this intriguing matchup.

College Football Predictions Week 12Where: Sun Life Stadium, Miami -When: Saturday, November 15, 8:00 PM ET -Line: Florida State Seminoles (-2) at Miami Hurricanes (+2) – view all NCAA Football lines
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With a 34-20 win over Virginia last week, the Florida State Seminoles set a college record of 25-straight wins, dating back to 2012. They are the 25th team in NCAA history to win 25 in a row. Not surprisingly year’s 9-0 record to extend their win streak, the ‘Noles have regularly failed to cover the spread, going 2-7 ATS on the season.

Quarterback Jameis Winston had a couple of early hiccups against Virginia. He threw two interceptions in the very first quarter to simply help the Cavaliers to an early lead. Winston composed for this though, finishing with 261 passing yards while accounting for two touchdowns (one passing and one rushing).

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Wide receiver Rashad Greene had a career-high 13 receptions for 136 yards and a score. He’s now ranked third in ACC history with 3,454 career receiving yards. Although Winston has a reliable weapon in Greene, the 2 could have their problems against Miami’s defense.

The Hurricanes have the fourth-best pass defense in the ACC, allowing 180.6 passing yards per game. Winston also had his great amount of mistakes against Miami last season, throwing two interceptions.

If Winston fails to determine his passing game early, expect the ‘Noles’solid backfield rotation of Karlos Williams, Dalvin Cook and Mario Pender to bail them out. Of the three, leading running back Williams may figure more into this game as he’s experience against Miami’s defense from last year’s game.

He ran for 46 yards on five carries against Miami in 2013 and is averaging 4.6 yards per carry this year with a team-high seven touchdowns to boot.

On one other side of the ball, the Seminoles have an obligation in cornerback P.J. Williams. Virginia’s first two touchdowns came off passes thrown at Williams’direction. With a possible hole in Florida State’s secondary exposed, Miami could have a clear game plan to follow especially with a couple of talented offensive playmakers at their disposal.

Fresh off their bye week, the Miami Hurricanes will have had more than enough time to game plan for the defending national champions. The Hurricanes are 5-1 adhering to a bye since 2011.

The Hurricanes have one of the most dynamic running backs in all college football in Duke Johnson. The talented Miami running back ranks sixth in the nation with 1,213 yards, with nine touchdowns. Johnson is going to be among Miami’s weapons against Florida State, especially with the junior having first-hand experience going from the ‘Noles last year with 97 yards on 23 carries.

With even more experience under his belt, Johnson should be able to make some big gains against Florida State’s run defense, which includes allowed over 150 rushing yards in three of these last four games.

Whilst the ‘Noles’attention will primarily be on Johnson, Miami’s leading receiver Phillip Dorsett (572 yards) and tight end Clive Walford (395 yards) also provide the capability to challenge their opponents’secondary. They will be able to do so with quarterback Brad Kaaya throwing the ball very efficiently in recent games.

Kaaya has thrown seven touchdowns in his last three games and ought to be confident heading into this game after seeing most of the passing yards the Florida State defense has given up. The Seminoles are third from bottom in the ACC with 238 passing yards allowed per game.

While Miami’s offensive playmakers attempt to place themselves on the scoreboard, their defense will endeavour to help keep the reigning Heisman Trophy winner off the field for provided that they can. The Hurricanes will rely on the reliable pass rush (2.67 sacks per game) headed by linebacker Thurston Armbrister (five sacks).

With some support from defensive linemen Ufomba Kamalu (3.5 sacks) and Anthony Chickillo (two sacks), the Hurricanes’pass rush unit should be able to make a couple of big hits on Winston.

The total has gone under in the Hurricanes’five ACC games this season.
College Football Predictions Week 12  =The Hurricanes surprise the defending champions early, but fail to keep their lead. The Seminoles (-2) win.

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