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Ten Best Moments in the Miami-Florida State Rivalry

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7. Michael Barrow. Tamarick Vanover. The Hit. (1992)

"They did that play earlier in the game. I went to go get him, and the umpire got in my way, and I was like, 'Awwwwww,"' Barrow said. "I remembered Vanover from when he visited Miami, and I went up to him and said something like, 'Man, you chump, I'm glad you went to that girls' school, because you weren't tough enough to come here."' And a couple plays later, I got the hit."

6. Stanford Samuels Destroys Roscoe Parrish in the Rain (2003)

Another hit that represents the way Miami and FSU play each other, this Stanford Samuels hit on Roscoe Parrish sticks out. Both players come crashing down after the collision and splash around on the grass like fish out of water. This is what UM-FSU is all about.

5. The Noles Hang On (2008)

In a series that is best known for Seminole heartbreaks, this one almost was added to the list. After leading the Canes 24-3 at halftime and 31-10 in the third quarter, the Seminoles found themselves up just 34-32 late in the fourth. Antone Smith broke a 20-yard run for a touchdown, and Tallahassee exhaled as the Noles eventually pulled out the 41-39 win. The game remains one of the most exciting -- and highest-scoring -- in the rivalry's history.

4. The Noles Beat the Champs (1989)

When the Seminoles knocked off the second-ranked Hurricanes 24-10 in 1989, they thought they had played spoiler, eliminating their rivals from championship contention that year. Not so fast. The loss to the Seminoles would be Miami's only defeat of the season, and as it turned out, 11-1 was good enough -- the Canes beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl to win their third national title.

The Seminoles went on finish second in the coaches' poll.

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Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.