Miami is trying to finish the season strong in Year 2 under Mario Cristobal. Knocking off a ranked opponent in the home finale would make a statement.

The Hurricanes play their final home game of the season in Week 12 when Louisville visits Hard Rock Stadium. The ACC announced Monday that the game is set for a noon ET kickoff. The game will air on either ABC or ESPN, to be determined after Week 11’s games.

Louisville has been one of the biggest surprises of the 2023 college football season. The Cardinals opened the season 6-0, knocking off a top-10 Notre Dame team. Jeff Brohm’s squad stumbled the following game against Pitt, but has bounced back with wins over Duke and Virginia Tech. The Cardinals are 8-1 and ranked No. 13 heading into a Week 11 tilt with UVA.

Miami has had an up-and-down season. UM has secured bowl eligibility, but not without some frustrating losses. The Canes are 6-3 heading into a Week 11 rivalry showdown at No. 4 FSU.

The Cardinals and Hurricanes are not annual opponents. Miami has an 11-3-1 advantage in the all-time series, including victories in 2019 and ’20 for a 2-game winning streak.