MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fans of both the Florida State Seminoles and Miami Hurricanes are already looking forward to next weekend’s matchup between the two teams. But both squads have opponents to prepare for this week before turning to their respective arch rivals.
The Hurricanes (6-0, 2-0) will take the field on Saturday out from under the dark cloud of an NCAA investigation for the first time under head coach Al Golden. With the NCAA scandal in the rearview mirror, the Canes can now focus on the task at hand, staying undefeated with a victory over Wake Forest.
The Demon Deacons (4-3, 2-2) are trying to rebound from a tough start with a third straight victorty and walk into Sun Life Stadium to try to slow down the Canes’ offense.
Wake will focus on getting the ball to wide receiver Michael Campanaro. The dynamic receiver has 55 catches on the season. The Deacons like to hit Campanaro on short routes and let his play making ability take over.
Miami hopes that running back Duke Johnson is back at full strength. He’s been nicked up in most of the Canes’ games this season, but with Miami losing wide receiver Phillip Dorsett; Johnson will face an increased workload due to his gamebreaking ability.
Miami is only 2-3 since 2007 in the week before the game against the Florida State Seminoles, but Miami has won four straight games over Wake Forest.
The Canes are currently 23 point favorites to knock off the Demon Deacons and get to the Florida State game undefeated.
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