The Miami Hurricanes were looking forward to being to the first team to put a blemish on Florida State’s record. This was supposed to be the highly anticipated rivalry of two teams that hate each other almost as much as Ohio State hates Michigan.
There were BCS implications on the line so this was supposed to be a fight to end. The primetime game was nationally broadcasted on ABC
Instead of a field goal, a last stand at the goal line, or a Hail Mary touchdown pass to win, this heated rivalry turned into a major storm front in favor of the Florida State Seminoles 41-14.
The Florida State fans were energized and ready to fuel their team to victory. DeVonta Freeman ran for a 5 yard touchdown as Florida State drew first blood. Miami answered back when quarterback Stephen Morris threw a 33 yard touchdown to Allen Hurns. The score was tied 7-7 at the end the first quarter.
Seminoles running back James Wilder ran for a 5 yard touchdown with 10 minutes, 42 seconds left in the second quarterback. He ran for 42 yards and two touchdowns.
Freeman gave the Seminoles breathing room by hauling in a 48 yard touchdown pass from Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston. The Heisman candidate quarterback threw 21 completions for 325 yards and one touchdown.
Miami closed the gap when Morris threw a 14 yard touchdown pass to Hurns. Florida State led Miami 21-14 at halftime.
Seminoles take control in Second Half
Miami was unable to bring the momentum from the locker room to the field. Just as the Hurricanes morale was starting to increase, Florida State quickly forced the morale to deflate. Wilder ran for a 5 yard touchdown within the first 4 minutes and 42 seconds of the third quarter. Freeman followed up with a 12 yard touchdown run.
The Seminoles led to 35-14 at the end of the third quarter.
Robert Aguayo kicked two field goals in the 4th quarter to seal the victory.
Can Florida State to jump over Oregon?
With Florida State winning by such a huge margin, it is possible that when the BCS rankings are released, the Seminoles will jump to #2, effectively putting them in the driver seat to face Alabama in the BCS National Championship.