By Edgar Thompson | UF Swamp Things
3:43 PM EDT, May 23, 2013
The Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes' Sept. 7 matchup in SunLife Stadium has been set for a noon kickoff on ESPN.
The first meeting between the two schools since 2008 should be much more competitive than their last one - a 26-3 win in the Swamp by the eventual national champion Gators.
One thing is sure, though, it will be hot and humid as the average September temperature in Miami is 88.3 degrees - 1.5 degrees cooler than August, the hottest month in South Florida.
With an average of 8.93 inches of rain, September also is the wettest month in Miami, other than June.
But Gators and Canes fans still are sure to show up in droves to see the two longtime rivals in a rare matchup.
From 1938 to 1987 the only year the two schools did not play was 1943 - at the peek of World War II. Since then, the schools have met just five times, including four years in a row from 2000-04 - all Gators' losses.
Florida lost 38-33 during its last visit to Miami, in 2003. The Hurricanes erased a 33-10 lead behind quarterback Brock Berlin to beat coach Ron Zook's Gators.
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