Florida and Miami are two of the most storied programs in college football, let alone the state of Florida. But with the Gators in the SEC and the Hurricanes in the ACC, their matchups in the past few decades have been few and far between.
That may change if the two schools can find common ground.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Florida and Miami are currently in discussions for a future home-and-home series. Per the report, the year 2023 would be a “logical starting point” for the series.
From 1938 until 1987, Florida and Miami faced each other on an almost annual basis. But since then, the two sides have faced off only six times in over 30 years, with two of those matchups occurring in bowl games.
The two sides are slated to face off at a neutral site in Orlando this year to kick off the 2019 season.
— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) August 14, 2019
The two sides are nearly even in the rivalry’s history. The Hurricanes own the edge with a 29-26 record against the Gators.
Miami has claimed seven wins in their last eight meetings dating back to 1986. In that span, they’ve claimed bowl victories in the 2001 Sugar Bowl and 2004 Peach Bowl.
Their last regular season meeting took place in 2013, with Miami securing a 21-16 win.