Miami Hurricanes rise in polls but could be without key starters

Posted October 09, 2017

But it was redshirt junior Darrell Langham, who was on his second offensive snap of the night, who hauled in a 23-yard touchdown catch over Florida State's star corner Tarvarus McFadden with six seconds remaining that snatched a victory from the Seminoles and sent the Hurricanes home victorious. Noles start the offense with the ball on their own 20-yard line. But their attack began clicking after the break.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - J.T. Barrett threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in the first half, and Ohio State had its most dominant defensive effort in almost 60 years. Both drives chewed up the 150 yards UM needed for the touchdowns in 15 plays, using a total of only 3:04 of clock time.

Richards, who missed most of fall camp and the first two games because of a severe hamstring pull, "was struggling with his hammy, " Richt said Saturday. Delaney, who jumped in front of a ball thrown deep for receiver Nyquan Murray, gave Miami the ball at the FSU 47.

FORT WORTH, Texas - Kenny Hill avoided a defender in the backfield and lunged forward through two more for a 3-yard touchdown run with 2:53 left and TCU remained the Big 12's only undefeated team.

Berrios caught Miami's first touchdown in the third quarter to put the Canes up 10-3. Seminoles defensive back Kyle Meyers was the team's leading tackler with six stops, while defensive back Stanford Samuels picked off Rosier for his first career interception. This one came with a 44-yard punt return by Berrios that took UM to the FSU 21. "They made one more play".

Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Braxton Berrios (8) with a fourth quarter touchdown during the Florida State Seminoles game against the Miami Hurricanes. The game was originally scheduled for October 12 but was moved back two days when the Miami-Florida State game had to be moved due to Hurricane Irma.

Florida State got back on the board with a touchdown and field goal in the third quarter, and Miami answered with another Rosier TD to Berrios with 5:09 left. Rosier then gains eight yards on a rush to the left in which Richards lays a heavy block, knocking over FSU defender. And he threw four incomplete passes on the game-winning drive.

Florida State took a 3-0 lead into intermission before both team's offenses exploded in the second half. But Blackman has proved to be a gamer with the game on the line, and delivered a 15-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Izzo to tie it at 10. Berrios caught two passes for 28 yards on Miami's game-winning drive, including an 11-yard reception to set up the final play. Miami didn't even cross midfield until the second half.

Barrett, a fifth-year senior and holder of most of the school's passing records, was 20 for 31 for 261 yards before taking a seat near end of the third quarter. He also threw two interceptions. Blackman followed with an 11-yard run on a zone read and Jacques Patrick rushed for 10 yards to put the Noles in the red zone at the Miami 14.

For some reason, with just two games behind each team, a consensus had been formed that Miami was good and Florida State was not.

Malik Rosier and the Hurricanes weren't quite done, though.

The Seminoles finished the first half with three tackles for loss and a sack, allowing the Hurricanes to muster just 1.9 yards per play.