Live Chat: Miami takes on Florida State in intrastate battle

Miami takes on Florida State on Saturday in Tallahassee.

Miami takes on Florida State on Saturday in Tallahassee.

— The longest-running college football rivalry in the state is relevant once again.

For the first time in nearly a decade, Saturday’s game between Miami and Florida State has national championship implications. The Hurricanes head to Tallahassee ranked No. 7 in the BCS standings, while the host Seminoles are ranked third.

Participate in a live chat with Naples Daily News sports reporter Adam Fisher beginning at 7:30 p.m. as we break down the action from the game.

The teams have played 57 times the past 62 years. This is the first time since 2003 that both teams are ranked in the top 10. Miami and Florida State each boast identical 7-0 records.

The intrastate battle will be waged in the national spotlight. The game airs on ABC at 8 p.m. Saturday, and ESPN will film its pregame show, College GameDay, live from Florida State beginning at 9 a.m.

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