It figures to be an emotional game when No. 21 Miami hosts Florida International on Saturday, but one hopes it doesn't reach the fervor of the first meeting between the two neighboring programs 12 years ago.
ESPN2 (3:30 p.m. ET) will be there to telecast the action, and if you're wondering why the network would be interested in airing this non-conference matchup, what happened in the 2006 game might have more than a little to do with it.
That game, the first between the two schools, turned into a huge, ugly brawl early in the third quarter that was punctuated not only by fist fights between players but also helmet swings, kicking, stomping, you name it.