Same problems, different game.
The Florida State Seminoles thrashed the Miami Hurricanes 45-3 on Saturday night during a game that snowballed Miami’s troubles against the top team.
Offensively, the Hurricanes missed a touchdown for the second straight game, and on defense, UM continued to suffer from busting that resulted in explosive play and easy touchdown opportunities.
It was a recipe for disaster, and Miami has lost 47-0 to Florida State since 1997.
Quarterback Tyler Van Dyke earned a start after missing a game in Virginia with an injury to his throwing shoulder, but appeared to injure that shoulder again with 14:01 left in the second quarter. After being looked at on the touchline, Van Dyke attempted to lead one ore hit, but was injured again and was ruled out with 11:22 left in the second quarter.
From that point on, Van Dyke was replaced by real freshman Jacurri Brown and redshirted freshman Jake Garcia, with Garcia being benched after an interception on his first pass attempt with six minutes remaining. Brown played to the end.
UM quarterbacks collectively passed 10 of 19 for 62 yards with two interceptions.
Brown finished the game 5-of-9 for 37 yards, running for 54 yards with 14 carries.
Florida State’s explosive plays helped Miami defend as the Seminoles averaged 7.1 yards per game. Running back Trey Benson was particularly explosive on the ground, running for a total of 128 yards. and two touchdowns on 15 carries.
Quarterback Jordan Travis finished the day with 202 yards, throwing 10 of 12 passes with three touchdowns and one interception.
Florida State was able to strike first with a 56-yard post from Travis to Ontaria Wilson with 13:22 left in the first quarter. In the game, Wilson lost to quarterback DJ Ivey and Miami’s safety assist from Al Blades, Jr. was too late to hold the game back as Wilson fell behind the minor.
Miami responded with a nine-play 45-yard field goal that ended with Andres Borregales’ 49-yard field goal with 9:16 left in the first quarter. Real rookie quarterback Jakarrie Brown ignited the spark in that drive as he ran 18 yards to the edge and the ball hit the former Soviet Union.
FSU scored a touchdown on the next drive when Travis passed two yards to linebacker DJ Lundy, who lined up behind the field, to give the Seminoles a 14–3 lead with 4:51 left in the first quarter. During the drive, defender Camren Kintchens intercepted a pass in the end zone, but it was annulled due to an explicit penalty to Tyreke Stevenson for defensively interfering with Johnny Wilson.
Early in the second quarter, FSU again pursued Ivey en route to Wilson, but cornerback UM made the Seminoles pay with a jump interception.
With 14:01 left in the second quarter, Van Dyke appeared to have re-injured his shoulder while clambering to the right and throwing the ball at the receiver’s feet. The quarterback fell and grabbed his shoulder
After a botched 29-yard hit by Lou Headley, the Seminoles took possession at Miami’s 39-yard line. FSU got UM to play with a quick touchdown thanks to Trey Benson’s running ability – and from there the route began.
On his first pass attempt of the game, Garcia intercepted Greedy Vance with 6:08 left in the second quarter, setting up FSU with excellent outfield position on Miami’s seven-yard line. FSU made Miami pay for that turnaround with a two-game touchdown to take a 28–3 lead with 5:18 left in the second quarter.
Late in the first half, FSU took a 31-3 lead thanks to a 41-yard field goal from Ryan Fitzgerald.
FSU dominated Miami in the first half with a 304–76 yard lead. The Seminoles averaged 8.4 yards per game compared to Miami’s 2.9 yards per game. Travis completed 8 of 10 passes for 169 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, while Benson rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries.
The Miami quarterbacks combined 6 of 11 for 40 yards and had one interception in the first half.
Late in the third quarter, Miami hit the ball inside the former Soviet Union’s ten-yard line, but Jakai Clark’s botched shot at Jacarry Brown robbed UM of a touchdown opportunity as the Seminoles took possession of the ball at the Florida State 39-yard line.
FSU extended their lead with 14:55 left in the fourth quarter with an eight-yard touchdown from Travis to tight end Camren McDonald, who extended the Seminoles’ lead to 38-3.
Miami will be back in action next week with a trip to Georgia Tech. Start is scheduled for 3:30 pm EST.