The dominance over Miami has ended for Florida State.
The Seminoles and Hurricanes battled in another Sunshine State thriller, but FSU came up short this time around despite rallying for a second straight week to take a late fourth-quarter lead. However, Mark Richt’s Hurricanes came back behind the arm of quarterback Malik Rosier, who connected with Darrell Langham on a 23-yard pass with 6 seconds left to give UM a 24-20 win to break a seven-game losing streak in the series.
Florida State now sits at 1-3, and coach Jimbo Fisher must do his best to keep this team together with ACC title and College Football Playoff aspirations no longer a possibility.
Despite the setback, though, FSU found success running the football, saw quarterback James Blackman step up his play and overall received a strong defensive effort.
In this week’s episode of Sound Off, presented by Zaxby’s, ACC DieHards writers Dave Miller and Joe McCaffrey discuss how FSU can salvage the disappointing 2017 campaign.
Florida State looks to bounce back from rough start
Here are some time stamps to guide you:
- FSU once again looked committed to the ground game behind the legs of Jacques Patrick and Cam Akers. (2:03)
- Coordinator Charles Kelly has been under fire from fans, but his defense played its best game of the season against Miami — especially in the first half. (3:15)
- Despite throwing his first two interceptions of his career, young quarterback James Blackman continued to grow in this offense. (5:00)
- Because of the very high expectations heading into the season, FSU is unquestionably the most disappointing team nationally in the 2017 campaign. (6:32)
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