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Last week, Clemson represented the ACC by defending its home turf against the then-fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. Today, Miami (FL) did the same, knocking off the Florida Gators in one of the biggest non-conference matchups of the year. Both results apparently excite Tigers coach Dabo Swinney.
According to CUTigers.com’s Greg Wallace, Swinney threw up the “U” symbol on the way out of his post-game press conference today – he also called the ACC “spunky”.
Dabo: “How about that ACC? Spunky little old league?” Then he makes “The U” sign as he walks out.
— Greg Wallace (@gc_wallace) September 7, 2013
RT @trentacker: @gc_wallace to be clear, did that actually happen? // Saw it with my own eyes.
— Greg Wallace (@gc_wallace) September 7, 2013
Sure, Clemson and Miami (FL) are hardly bitter rivals, but this is still pretty wild. I thought it was only an SEC thing to root for your fellow conference mates?
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Miami's win over Florida on Saturday propelled the Hurricanes into the Associated Press top 25 poll.
The Hurricanes are ranked 15th in Sunday's poll after a 21-16 win over the Gators on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium. Miami had received votes in last week's poll, putting the Hurricanes at No. 26.
Miami is ranked in the AP poll for the first time since November 2010.
It's hard to win a football game committing five turnovers.
It's impossible when three of those turnovers occur inside the red zone.
The Florida Gators found that out in Sun Life Stadium Saturday. The Gators five turnovers cost them in a 21 to 16 loss to Miami.
The numbers say Florida should have dominated this game.
Florida's offense put up 413 yards...
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Florida finished the game with 413 total yards against Miami's 212. Florida went 6 for 15 on third downs, Miami went just 1 for 11. How on earth did Florida not win this game? Under Will Muschamp, Florida has won ugly and their dirty little secret (well maybe not that much of a secret) is that they simply aren't built to come from behind.
BC reader @USC_Grad sent an urgent message this afternoon that his buddy had landed in Miami for tomorrow’s Gators-Hurricanes game and ran…
The infamous airport cross dress was spotted in Miami Airport on Friday decked out in Florida Gators gear.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Morris threw two first-quarter touchdown passes, and Miami took advantage of Florida giving the ball away on four red-zone opportunities on the way to knocking off the 12th-ranked Gators 21-16 on Saturday.
Duke Johnson added a 2-yard touchdown run with 3:29 left to make it 21-9 Miami (2-0), which has won four straight games for the first time...
Sebastian the Ibis was especially fired up as he welcomed the team to Sun Life Stadium for the Miami Hurricanes vs Florida Gators showdown.
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The Gators take their SEC-tough defense down to Miami Gardens to battle for supremacy in the Sunshine State. Both of these schools have bigger rivalries with Florida State but make no mistake, there is a lot on the line here. They may only battle each other intermittently on the field as of late, but they go to war all year long on the recruiting...
The Florida Gators attempted a two-point conversion in the first half against the Miami Hurricanes, and this fail gif is the result.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Gators thrived at possessing the ball during the 2012 season, but on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium, that success was a distant memory. Florida fumbled three times and threw two interceptions. The Gators outgained Miami by 201 yards and dominated time of possession but did themselves in by turning the ball over.
Florida dominated many stats, but the Gators' five turnovers were the most telling in a 21-16 loss to the Miami Hurricanes. Watch all five here.
Florida Gators corner Loucheiz Purifoy sliced through the middle of the Miami formation and blocked the Canes' punt in a big way.
Trying to take the emotion out of the loss, here are some quick thoughts on issues facing the Florida Gators after losing to Miami 21-16. The Gators racked up yards and there were some decent things on both sides of the ball, but in the end there were some glaring things that need to be addressed moving forward.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Gators allowed 69 yards over the final three quarters, with 36 coming on a big play after a missed tackle by cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy. However, Florida head coach Will Muschamp didn’t hesitate to give the defense plenty of blame. The defensive players agreed. Florida’s offense sputtered all game, but the defense struggled by allowing Miami momentum...