Picks: FSU will win big over Miami

Predicting Week 10's big games, including Florida State-Miami

Updated: October 31, 2013, 11:09 AM ET
By Phil Steele | ESPN Insider

Jameis Winston, Duke JohnsonGetty ImagesFlorida State's Jameis Winston and Miami's Duke Johnson square off in a battle of undefeated teams.

Each week during the 2013 college football season I will offer up my picks and scores for the biggest games in addition to a handful of other key matchups.

Week 9 is in the books and my picks went 7-2. Overall, this year my record stands at 62-19.

After a week that featured the top four teams all winning in impressive fashion, Week 10 sees Alabama and Oregon both idle, but it does bring us two teams who dominated the 1980s and 1990s college football landscape clashing in their biggest game in a decade.


No. 7 Miami (FL) Hurricanes at No. 3 Florida State Seminoles

Saturday at 8 p.m. ET, ABC

The last time these two faced off as undefeated top-10 teams this late in the season was 2003. There were eight upsets in nine years in this rivalry through 2010, but the favored Seminoles have won the past two games.

Last week could have been a flat spot for the Seminoles off the big win over Clemson, but they quashed those concerns by jumping out to a 35-0 first-quarter lead before cruising over North Carolina State. It was the sixth game this year they have won by four touchdowns or more, as quarterback Jameis Winston continues to make his case for becoming the second consecutive redshirt freshman to take home the Heisman Trophy.


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