#13 University of Miami broke a seven-year streak to beat arch rival Florida State University on Saturday. It looked like the Seminoles would take the win, but the game broke open in the last 6 seconds as Miami quarterback Malik Rosier connected with receiver Darrell Langham from 23 yards out for the game-winning score.
Yeah, Miami’s going to savor this one!
FSU has nothing to be ashamed of. The Noles’ head coach, Jimbo Fisher, agreed that his players performed well overall, “We just needed to make one more play than we did.”
Florida State’s defense held tough all game — conceding only 83 yards on the ground — but it still wasn’t enough. Even with defensive back Kyle Meyers leading the team’s tackles with six stops, and defensive back Stanford Samuels picking off Miami’s Rosier for his first career interception.
A 31-yard field goal by Michael Badgley ended Miami’s first-half offense struggles when its first drive of the second half went for 12 plays and 62 yards. The Hurricanes tied the game 3-3.
The battle to make the game’s first touchdown finally finished with under 7 minutes remaining in the third quarter. Following a 44-yard punt return by Berrios to the Florida State 21-yard line, Rosier connected with Berrios to allow the Hurricanes to pull ahead 10-3.
But the Seminoles would not stop. Early in the fourth quarter, when Blackman and Izzo made a connection on a 15-yard pass to tie the game at 10, they pushed even harder to get the lead.
FSU kicker Ricky Aguayo did just that with a 38-yarder at 6:55 left in play. The Seminoles had a 13-10 lead.
With 78,169 fans in attendance in Tallahassee, a 75-yard drive with 1:18 left on the clock, started ticking down Miami’s comeback. The Hurricanes, highlighted by big catches by shining star senior receiver Braxton Berrios, picked up two first downs.
The nail-biting drama finished with quarterback Malik Rosier connecting with receiver Darrell Langham from 23 yards out for the game-winning score with just six seconds left.
Final score: Miami – 24, FSU – 20