The Miami defensive line may not have its usual depth in Week 6. Senior defensive lineman Anthony Moten is questionable with a “lower extremity injury,” according to Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post.
If Moten is unable to play against Florida State on Saturday, sophomore Pat Bethel is the most likely candidate to see an increase in snaps.
In three games this season, Moten has accumulated three tackles, one tackle for loss and a pass break-up. He has served as a substitute, spelling starters Kendrick Norton and RJ McIntosh when they need a breather.
The Hurricanes will almost certainly look to their defensive line to dominate against a Seminoles offensive line that has struggled mightily this season and is dealing with injuries of its own. In his media conference Monday, Jimbo Fisher called the unit “pretty banged and bruised.”
Florida State’s line has allowed the most tackles for loss per game in the country this season — by a wide margin. The Seminoles have surrendered 31 tackles for loss through three games. That average of 10.3 per game is over a full tackle per game more than the second-worst team.
Florida State has also given up four sacks per game this year, which ranks 127th out of 130 FBS teams.