Hurricanes looking for first home win versus Florida State since 2004

Miami looks to defend Hard Rock Stadium

Mark Richt and the Hurricanes are preparing for Florida State.
Mark Richt and the Hurricanes are preparing for Florida State. (Getty Images)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes are looking to snap a big streak against Florida State.

Last season, the Hurricanes beat FSU for the first time since 2009.

However, the 'Canes haven't defeated the Seminoles at home since 2004.

"It has been since 2004 that Miami has won at home in this series," Richt said Tuesday. "That's not very good. It's about as bad as seven losses in a row that we were dealing with going into last year's game.  That's a meaningful bit of history that we need to change the course of."

Richt said that FSU has changed under new head coach Willie Taggart.

He noted that the Seminoles are running more of a spread system.

As for the quarterback position, Miami is sticking with N'Kosi Perry.

"I think we just teach him what to do and have him focus on his job and that's the only thing that's productive, as far as letting your mind going anywhere other than, 'What do I do this play?'" Richt said.

Miami and Florida State meet Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium.

Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. and the game is being broadcast in South Florida on Local 10.

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