For many who aren’t used to what has taken place over the course of the 2020 season, allow us to take a second to recap: the Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes did one thing for simply the third time within the final 15 seasons…have a profitable document on the similar time.
The Dolphins, with a win final Sunday towards the New England Patriots, moved their document to 9-5 on the season and obtained their first profitable season since 2016 – protecting their path towards a playoff berth in place with two video games left within the season.
The ‘Canes, who noticed their final common season recreation canceled over COVID considerations, completed with their most wins since 2017 and now head again to the bowl recreation that was the final one Miami was victorious in.
It is a Christmas miracle! South Florida is again to having soccer groups to be happy with! Can they hold that going for the final days of 2020 and into the primary few of 2021?
As my reward to you – like we’ve finished all season lengthy – we break all of it down with NBC 6’s not-so-scientific rating system.
Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders (Saturday)
It is a Saturday night time in “Sin Metropolis” with the Dolphins seeking to get double digit wins on the season only one week after doing one thing they’ve been ready to do since 2008: eradicate the New England Patriots from the playoffs and hold themselves in place for a berth.
Miami has received six of the final seven conferences between the groups, with the Raiders profitable the final nationally televised recreation between them within the 2017 season. The primetime lights will shine for this one with the Dolphins needing a win and getting some Sunday assist in the event that they need to make it again to the postseason.
Miami Hurricanes vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys in Cheeze-It Bowl (December 29th in Orlando)
It is a journey up Florida’s Turnpike for the Hurricanes, who hope greater than something to get the style out of their mouths from the butt kicking they obtained of their final recreation towards North Carolina – a bitter finish to a season that noticed the ‘Canes make a drastic turnaround from 2019.
The journey to Orlando would be the first within the postseason since defeating West Virginia on this similar bowl recreation again within the 2016 season. The groups have met simply as soon as earlier than, when the ‘Canes stomped the Cowboys throughout their nationwide title profitable season in 1991.
Different State Video games
After each FAU and UCF obtained beat down of their bowl video games, the Florida Gators would be the state’s final likelihood to get a postseason win once they journey to the Cotton Bowl on December 30th to tackle the Oklahoma Sooners.
Within the NFL, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can even be in motion on Saturday once they face the Detroit Lions whereas the Jacksonville Jaguars are determined for this season to finish when the 1-13 Jags host the Chicago Bears.