Tonight’s game serves as college footballs premiere match-up this week. It also marks the first time that both teams in tonight's game have been ranked in the top 10 at the same time since the 1980’s. Miami comes in ranked number seven while the Irish are ranked number three. In the 80’s the Miami Hurricanes and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have had what are still mentioned as some of the best and most storied college football games ever played. Miami enters the night having not lost a game up until this point at 8 and 0. Notre Dame enters the night at 8-1 having dropped their one game to the Georgia Bulldogs who were ranked number one coming into this week.
A win tonight could propel the Miami Hurricanes into the group of four that makeup what now serves as college football's mini-playoffs. The Hurricanes resurgence has fired up their base in Miami who have had little to cheer about from either local football team in recent years. Despite the confidence of both the Hurricanes team and their fanbase, pulling off a win against the Fighting Irish will be no easy feat this evening. Many college football experts see Notre Dame as the most complete college team at this point of the season with some even declaring that they are clearly the best team in the land despite their one loss.
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Univerisity of Miami Hurricanes
- Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
- When: 8:00 PM EST
- TV: ABC
- Live Stream: WatchESPN.com
- Odds: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -3.5
- Over/Under: 59
- SBNation Blog’s: www.onefootdown.com, www.stateoftheU.com