3 Bold Predictions for Florida vs Miami Kicking off the College Football Season

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 07: Quinton Dunbar #1 of the Florida Gators is tackled by Stacy Coley #3 of the Miami Hurricanes during a game  at Sun Life Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Florida v Miami | Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The start of the college football season is less than a week away, as the Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes kick things off Saturday night. In honor of that, here are three bold predictions for the big-time showdown:

3. Someone Gets Ejected

BLACKSBURG, VA - NOVEMBER 17: Defensive back Jaquan Johnson #4 of the Miami Hurricanes knocks the ball free form running back Steven Peoples #25 of the Virginia Tech Hokies in the first half at Lane Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Each week a different player wears #25 to honor former head coach Frank Beamer. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)
Miami v Virginia Tech | Michael Shroyer/Getty Images

Miami and Florida are historic rivals, but have played each other sparingly in recent years. That is set to change with an announced home-and-home series coming in 2024 and 2025, but the teams get the party started with a chippy game Saturday. It's the first game of the year, so we could see some extra fireworks. Plus, the two sides straight up don't like one another. Could this lead to either a brawl or a massive hit leading to an ejection? Stay tuned.

2. The Game is a Shootout

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 5: Quarterback Treon Harris #3 of the Florida Gators passes the ball while offensive lineman Mason Halter #75 of the Florida Gators blocks against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first quarter of the SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome on December 5, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SEC Championship - Alabama v Florida | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Both teams were impressive on the defensive side of the ball last season, with both ranking in the top-25 nationally for total defense. Both are expected to be above average this year, too, but teams are sloppy early in the season. This game is no exception, as both teams will put up over 30 points in a high-scoring affair. The freshman QB Jarren Williams proves he deserved the job, throwing for monster numbers in the matchup, leading to the final bold prediction.

1. Miami Defeats #8 Florida

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 27: Scott Nelson #9 of the Wisconsin Badgers tackles Travis Homer #24 of the Miami Hurricanes in the first quarter of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 27, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Miami v Wisconsin | Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Redshirt freshman Jarren Williams grabs the state by the neck and leads the Hurricanes to the upset victory over No. 8 Florida in his first collegiate start. The defense does just enough to secure the victory on the final drive of the game, leading to celebration for Manny Diaz and the Canes' sidelines. The stunned crowd in Gainesville quietly files out of the stadium after kicking of what will be a wild college football season.