Florida State Football: 5 Things We Learned from Miami Game

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Florida State Football:  5 Things We Learned from Miami Game
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QB EJ Manuel and the 'Noles looked sluggish on offense, but they still managed to defeat Miami 23-19

In the history of the rivalry between Florida State and Miami, the Seminoles’ special teams units have been, well, rather ordinary. 

On Saturday, the ‘Noles finally flipped the script on their hated rivals. 

FSU fended off the ‘Canes 23-19 in a wacky affair that adds another strange, yet competitive chapter to this rivalry that seemingly finds new ways to reinvent itself as one of the nation’s best. 

While Miami outgained FSU in total yards, the ‘Noles forced three turnovers and turned in a dominant performance from their special teams unit to cruise to a 23-7 lead early in the fourth quarter. 

Their fifth win in seven tries over the hated ‘Canes is an accomplishment worth reveling in, but this was an ugly performance in which Florida State reverted to some old habits that haunted them earlier in the season. 

Here are five things we learned about FSU in their win over Miami.

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