In a rivalry that so many times has come down to one kick, No. 13 Miami instead broke a seven-game losing streak to in-state rival Florida State in a 24-20 victory on Saturday with one ideal back-shoulder throw.
It was Langham’s only catch of the game.
Despite three hard quarters on Saturday, the Hurricanes are still undefeated as they head into next week’s matchup with Georgia Tech, a meeting of two of the final three ACC Coastal teams unbeaten in conference play. Not only had Berrios played in the All-American game with the injury, he caught a touchdown pass. Miami had not won this rivalry game since 2009, when Miami won by four points. With pressure from seven consecutive Miami losses in this rivalry, Rosier engineered his first game-winning drive.
Rosier took a major step in development with a huge victory on the road, especially in the second half.
The stingy Buckeyes (5-1, 3-0 Big Ten) held Maryland (3-2, 1-1) to 66 total yards – their fewest yards allowed since yielding 60 against IN in 1960. “We’ve got to find a way to do that”.
“We’re proud of the way he bounced back after his early mistakes”, Fisher said. “But that was a great game between two great teams and two rivals”. But at the same time, there’s no reason to hang your head after that football game.
Ehlinger passed or rushed on every one of Texas’s 11 plays for 52 yards, moving from the Texas 31 to the K-State 17 and setting up Rowland’s redemption chance from 34 yards out, which he made to tie the game at 27-27 with 1:37 to play.
Miami is now the only one of those three with a legitimate shot at the College Football Playoff.
Becker, who contributed on defense and special teams past year as FSU’s secondary depth dwindled, finished Saturday’s game with two solo tackles.
“Mark Walton struggled today, ” coach Mark Richt said Saturday after the game.
Through one quarter, FSU up on UM 3-0.
“We played a hell of a game today and we came up short, you can blame me for that”, Fisher concluded.
Rosier completed a third down pass to wide receiver Braxton Berrios with 11 seconds left to set up the TD pass to Langham. The Bulldogs also avenged a 17-16 loss to Vanderbilt previous year by beating the Commodores for the 20th time in the past 23 games in this series.
Blackman finished 17 of 28 for 203 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Coming into the game, the Seminoles offense had accumulated 293 yards through three games.
Florida State was led on the ground by freshman running back Cam Akers, who tallied 121 yards on 20 carries.
Berrios made two key catches on the final drive that led to the ‘Canes win over FSU.
Florida State travels to Duke next Saturday, while Miami hosts Georgia Tech. But the Noles stopped Miami’s momentum when freshman defensive back Stanford Samuels intercepted Rosier in the end zone on an overthrown pass intended for Lawrence Cager.
After Florida State (1-3, 1-2 ACC) took a 20-17 lead with 1:24 remaining on James Blackman’ 20-yard pass to Auden Tate, Rosier drove Miami (4-0, 2-0) 75 yards in 9 plays and 1:18.
The finish to this game will be remembered by all and debated by some for years to come. The former Hurricanes’ player also spent some time at Florida State. “We’re going to keep our heads up and move forward, we’re not the type of team to keep looking back on games and feel bad”. “We played our tails off today”.