To our knowledge ESPN’s Robert Smith is the sole national football analyst rolling with the Miami Hurricanes tonight against the 12th ranked Florida State Seminoles.

Miami enters the game seven-point underdogs. How can Al Golden’s 3-1 squad pull off the upset?

“I think that they need to force Everett Golson into some turnovers. Everett, he’s thrown seven touchdowns, no interceptions this year, and he’s been known to turn the ball over quite a bit,” Smith said on 790 The Ticket’s Eric Reed Show. “His run game isn’t gonna be there. Dalvin Cook is either is not gonna play or he’s not gonna be healthy. Mario Pender is still out. They’ve got a freshman or sophomore at running back. So they’re gonna need to throw the ball — need to try and throw the ball and he has not done a very good job of that and the offensive line hasn’t been great. So if Miami can get pressure, force Everett Golson into some turnovers, I think they have a real good chance. As a matter of fact, I’m picking Miami to pull the upset.

“Florida State hasn’t been impressive really on either side of the ball this year. I think Miami can move the ball on them, hand the ball off to Yearby, hit him out of the backfield and I think they can do some damage. I really think Miami has a really good shot to pull this off.”

For some Miami fans, beating FSU in a down year is a scary scenario because it might cool Al Golden’s hot seat.

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