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November 02, 2013

Canesfan Satisfaction Meter: 65.7%; plus UM falls 41-14 at FSU, Duke injured; Collball Week 10 roundup (updated)

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COLLBALL WEEK 10

CANESFAN SATISFACTION METER: G8: Results are certified in latest Canesfan Satisfaction Meter postgame poll, and they show 65.7 percent overrall satisfaction in the wake of Saturday night's 41-14 loss at Florida State putting 7th-
1aa1csmranked Miami's season record at 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the ACC. That's a drop but still a solid total considering the lopsided loss. This is the fifth year for CSM polls in our blog. These are your invitation after every Hurricanes game to vote on your overall satisfaction with the team and season in a continuing weekly gauge of how UM football fans are feeling. Criteria for voting is your own, but I suggest you consider the most recent game's performance and caliber of opponent, season as a whole, program's direction, and your overall degree of optimism -- all in the context of reasonable expectations. Polls never close, but results are certified official the morning after one full day of voting. In this case that will be around 9 a.m. Monday.

2013 Canesfan Satisfaction Meter

G1: 82.9% (19.9v, 63.0s) following 34-6 victory vs. Florida Atlantic.

G2: 96.7% (71.2v, 25.5s) following 21-16 victory vs. Florida.

G3: 95.7% (77.2v, 18.5s) following 77-7 victory vs. Savannah State.

G4: 97.6% (67.9v, 29.7s) following 49-21 victory at South Florida.

G5: 95.8% (60.4v, 35.4s) following 45-30 victory vs. Georgia Tech.

G6: 82.3% (41.8v, 40.5s) following 27-23 victory at North Carolina.

G7: 68.4% (31.2v, 37.2s) following 24-21 victory vs. Wake Forest.

G8: 65.7% (28.5-v, 37.2-s) following 41-14 loss at Florida State.

Next poll: Nov. 9 following game vs. Virginia Tech.

G8: NO. 3 FLORIDA STATE 41, NO. 7 HURRICANES 14: Final: Well, some of FSU's offensive numbers say it plain. Jameis Winston threw for 325 yards and the Noles ran for 192. Miami's defense gave up 517 total yards and 11 of 15 3rd-down conversions. FSu's time of possession domination was 38:33 to 21:20. It was the rout the oddsmakers predicted, only worse. Oh, and UM running back Duke Johnson left in the third quarter with what apeared to be a pretty significant right ankle injury. A sobering first defeat for Miami. Halftime: Miami is on the right side of a 2-0 turnover differential and yet trails, not a good sign. Jamesis Winston not playing particularly well but has FSU up in total yards, 259-170. Miami needs defensive stops, can't get into a shootout and win. Original post: It's the Game of the Week in college football, yes.  It has the national TV stage, and it is Miami's first bow on ESPN's College GameDay show 1aa1canes8 1aa1canesfsusince 2008. This is big, no doubt. But let's not get carried away. UM-FSU invented big. Or perfected it, at least. These teams met 13 times with both in the Top 10 between 1987-2004. But this IS big. It is the first Canes-Noles top-10 duel since '04. It's the first time these two have met unbeaten this late in a season since 1991. And I know the narrative. Jameis Winston and FSU are unstoppable. Florida State's talent is so much better et cetera and so on. Plus they're home! No wonder it's a three-TD (22-point) line. I get that. I just have a feeling. This isn't logic talking. Most definitely not. This is heart and gut. There is a huge chance I'll be way wrong. Let' s see. My pick was: Upset. Miami, 30-27.

Other Week 10 state FBS games, in order of interest:

Georgia 23, Florida 20: This city, Jacksonsville, is so beaten down by its winless NFL Jaguars that it figured Gators-Bulldogs would show up this year with neither team ranked, a rarity. It was "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party Lite." Florida has owned this series, but I sensed it was the Dawgs'time and was right. My pick was: Georgia, 24-17.

FAU 34, Tulane 17: Of course you know Owls coach Carl Pelini and his defensive coordinator resigned because they'd been caught smoking dope. This would be a national story if anybody cared about FAU. Teams rally around s--- like this. OWL POWER! My pick was: FAU, 31-20.

East Carolina 34, FIU 13: I would love to see signs in the stands reading, 'AT LEAST OUR COACHES DON'T SMOKE DOPE ... THAT WE KNOW OF!' E-Car is decent. FIU isn't, although I thought it'd be closer. My pick was: East Carolina, 27-19.

Houston 35, South Florida 23: I did not get a pick in on this game in time, depriving myself of a likely win. The Bulls stink.

Off this week:

UCF: No. 23-ranked Knights host Houston next, no gimmie but a likely W.

Week 10 national Top 25 matchups:

UM @ FSU (see above)

No. 22 Michigan State 29, No. 21 Michigan 6: Was the state proud of this Top 25 matchup, or not so much because it was barely a Top 25 matchup? My pick was: Michigan State, 26-24.

No. 18 Oklahoma State 52, No. 15 Texas Tech 34: I took the (slightly) better team over venue, and hit it. My pick was: Upset. OSU, 32-24.

My record: This week, 5-1; season, 56-15.

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