Notre Dame vs. Miami: 5 Players to Watch in This Classic Rivalry

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Notre Dame vs. Miami: 5 Players to Watch in This Classic Rivalry
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Who will prevail in this classic rivalry? Will it be the Notre Dame Fighting Irish? Or will the high-flying Miami Hurricanes complete a shocking upset in Soldier Field? 

The answer will determine the direction of both squads. With a Hurricanes win, respect and a place in the AP ranking comfortably awaits Stephen Morris and that high-octane passing offense. However, a loss, though expected by some, may bring Miami back to ACC reality. 

Its a different story for Notre Dame. A win for the Fighting Irish, as expected by many, will completely solidify their well deserved AP top 10 ranking. Also, the whisperings of Notre Dame fighting for a BCS bowl bid this year isn't out of the question either. 

So, who makes it out clean in this historic rivalry? We can predict, predict and predict as much as we like, but come this Saturday, it's in the hands of the players. 

Here are five players to watch in the Notre Dame-Miami tilt. 

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