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NCAA College Football Recap- #3 Florida State Spanks #7 Miami

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#7 Miami Hurricanes- 14

#3 Florida St. Seminoles- 41

 

What was hyped as another potential “ACC Classic” battle between No. 3 Florida State and No. 7 Miami became a one-sided affair in the second half as the Seminoles blew out the Canes 41-14 to cement their position for a possible BCS Championship run.

 

The Seminoles (8-0, 6-0) showed their defensive might on the Canes in the second half by shutting them out and scoring 20 unanswered points to remain undefeated in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

 

Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston went 21/29 for 325 yards, one touchdown, but threw two interceptions to keep the Hurricanes (7-1, 3-1) in the game.

 

It’s a team that is understanding how to compete in big games and is learning to do it different ways,” Florida State Jimbo Fisher said. “We were very excited early and had to keep our emotions in check.

 

The second half we came out and were very physical and were able to run the football and take control. The defense was dominant. I’m just proud of the way our guys competed.

 

The Seminoles outgained Miami 517-275.

 

Just like baseball, sometimes you go out there and strike out,” said Winston. “Then you’ve got to come back and bounce back and my team really helped me through it.

 

I told the guys. No more turnovers and we’re going to go out there and win this game.”

 

We played the No. 7 team in the country and we won by 27,” Fisher said. “That’s a very good football team. “We’re just going to keep playing well and let people judge. This is a heck of a football team here.”

 

Miami coach Al Golden said this about the loss…

 

Give them credit. They made all the plays. We did not. It’s a high powered offense. They executed better than we did.”

 

To make matters worse.. Miami star running back Duke Johnson suffered a broken leg and is lost for the season.

 

Florida State has dominated three Top 25 teams they have played this season with a combined score of 155-28 and only have Florida as their only real challenge standing in their way to cap a perfect season.

By Mario Martinez

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Unbeaten Canes, Noles ‘gettin’ right again’

Jimbo Fisher and Al Golden have their programs again in a familiar place as unbeatens Florida State and Miami get ready for his or her showdown Saturday night in Tallahassee.

“Exhibits school soccer is gettin’ right once more,” Fisher stated.

Fisher has the No. three Seminoles (7-0, 5-0 ACC) rolling, wanting every bit like a national championship contender. But the uphill climb since replacing Bobby Bowden has been filled with rising pains.

The identical could be stated for Golden and the No. 7 Hurricanes (7-0, 3-zero), who now not have the threat of NCAA sanctions hanging over this system.

The groups are meeting as unbeatens this late in a season for the first time since 1991, when the Hurricanes received a nail-biter in Tallahassee on the best way to the college’s fourth national title in 11 seasons.

Florida State’s resurgence on the national scene is clearly additional along than Miami’s, with freshman quarterback Jameis Winston constructing a case for the Heisman Trophy.

Winston has averaged 311 yards passing per game, accomplished sixty nine.9 % of his passes and thrown for 23 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. His performance in opposition to the Hurricanes will carry loads of weight with voters who’re additionally watching quarterbacks Marcus Mariota (Oregon), Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M), AJ McCarron (Alabama) and Bryce Petty (Baylor).

The Hurricanes, listed as three-landing underdogs, counter with operating again Duke Johnson and an offensive line that averages 313 pounds per lineman. Johnson is the No. eleven rusher in the Football Bowl Subdivision, racking up 117.6 yards per sport.

“I think clearly it’s a must to be a program to graduate the variety of children that they graduated and yet be in the identical state of affairs they’re in proper now,” Golden said of the Seminoles. “We are constructing that. A lot of people are premature and saying ‘The U is back.’ The U is building. We’ve got to continue to construct.”

Fisher started 12-7 at Florida State before reeling off 26 wins in the Seminoles’ last 29 video games. Golden began 11-eleven at Miami and is 9-zero since.

Followers seem a touch happier at both locations now. Go determine.

“It is good for the state of Florida, it’s good for the ACC, and it’s good for school soccer,” Fisher stated. “I think it is good all the way around, and like I say, it is one of many great conventional rivalries within the sport, and it’s great to see each teams up there.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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