Mark Richt’s Hurricanes remain unbeaten thanks to an epic fourth quarter, where Miami combined with Florida State to score 31 points in his No. 13-ranked team’s 24-20 victory.
A 3-0 game at the half quickly turned into a shootout. Miami added 10 points in the third quarter to take the lead, but Florida State’s offense came alive in the fourth quarter, scoring 17 points, with the FSU final touchdown coming with 1:24 remaining in the game. Miami answered with picture-perfect drive, capping the sequence with a touchdown with just six seconds remaining.
Justin Blackmon threw for more than 200 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the loss. Miami’s Malik Rosier tossed for three touchdowns and one interception in his strong performance.
The Seminoles held Miami to under 100 yards on the ground, while Cam Akers led Florida State with a whopping 121 yards, and Jacques Patrick added 91 yards on the ground for FSU.