Florida State scores late to take down Miami
Jordan Travis completed a fourth-and-14 pass to Andrew Parchment, setting up host Florida State for a 31-28 comeback win over Miami in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday afternoon.
The winning score came with 26 seconds left, and it was a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Travis, who missed last week’s game due to the flu.
The 24-yard completion to Parchment put Florida State on Miami’s 1-yard line with 58 seconds left.
Florida State (4-6, 3-4 ACC) snapped a two-game losing streak. The Seminoles also snapped a four-game losing streak in their rivalry against Miami.
Miami (5-5, 3-3) had rallied from a 17-point first-half deficit to take a 28-20 lead.
Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke committed three first-half turnovers — two interceptions and a fumble. He completed 25 of 47 passes for 316 yards.
Florida State scored on its first possession, using five Miami penalties to mount a 78-yard drive. Travis’ 2-yard run capped the march.
The Seminoles made it 14-0 with 1:05 left in the first on a one-play drive — Jashun Corbin’s 12-yard run. That score was set up by Jermaine Johnson’s strip sack, recovered by Derrick McLendon II.
Florida State made it 17-0 with 12:44 left in the second quarter on Ryan Fitzgerald’s 22-yard field goal.
Miami got on the board with 3:35 left in the second quarter as Key’Shawn Smith ran a slant and took a 5-yard TD pass from Van Dyke. The score was set up by a double-reverse pass from Van Dyke to Will Mallory for 45 yards.
After a Fitzgerald 27-yard field goal, Miami came right back.
The Hurricanes got a lucky bounce on a 10-yard TD pass to Mike Harley that cut their deficit to 20-14 with 8:07 left in the third. That pass initially went off the hands of Smith, over a Florida State defender and into the arms of Harley in the end zone.
That drive was set up by a Corbin fumble, recovered by Miami defensive tackle Nesta Silvera at the Florida State 38.
Miami’s Andres Borregales was short on a 54-yard field goal late in the third quarter. But a running-into-the-kicker penalty on Jarvis Brownlee Jr. gave Miami a fourth-and-six play. The Hurricanes converted with a 19-yard throw to Charleston Rambo.
Later in that same drive, Miami converted on fourth-and-two for a four-yard TD throw to Mallory in the right flat. Borregales’ extra point gave Miami its first lead of the game, 21-20, with 14:56 left in the fourth.
Miami extended its lead to 28-20 on a 35-yard pass to Jaylan Knighton, who ran over Brownlee at the 20 and kept coming to the end zone.
Florida State came back with a 29-yard Fitzgerald field goal, cutting its deficit to 28-23 with 4:43 left.
That led to FSU’s winning drive — 80 yards on seven plays.
–Field Level Media