Florida State and Miami play a game Saturday night that hearkens back to years ago, when their rivalry annually was the nation's most anticipated game.
The Hurricanes and Seminoles were the most dominant programs for various stretches of the last quarter century. And though neither has spent much time in the national spotlight in recent years, they're back on center stage.
Florida State is 7-0 and ranked third. Miami is 7-0 and ranked seventh.
But this game is not billed as can't-miss. The Seminoles have too big an edge at quarterback.
Miami has senior Stephen Morris, who has played much of the last four seasons. Florida State has redshirt freshman Jameis Winston, whose career is seven games old.
But Winston is a Heisman Trophy front-runner, and Morris is a turnover machine.
Which explains why Florida State is a 22-point favorite, one of the biggest spreads ever between top-10 teams.
“You come to Florida State to play in the Miami and Florida games and national championships,” Winston said. “We're playing against the enemy right now.”