Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – It once again was anything but easy, but
Florida State survived yet another close call with a stirring second-half
Dalvin Cook rushed for two touchdowns, including a 26-yarder with 3:05
remaining that capped a furious rally and kept the second-ranked Seminoles’
unbeaten streak intact with a thrilling 30-26 victory over Miami-Florida.
Florida State (10-0, 7-0 ACC) fell behind 16-0 early in the second quarter and
trailed the highly charged Hurricanes 23-7 late in the first half before
fighting back for its 26th consecutive win behind another clutch performance
from Jameis Winston and a defense that shut down Miami over the last two
Winston helped the Seminoles overcome the deficit by throwing a touchdown pass
to Karlos Williams in the third quarter and amassing 304 yards with one
interception on a 25-of-42 completion rate.
Cook finished with 92 yards on just seven carries in Florida State’s fifth
triumph this season in which it was down at the half.
Brad Kaaya passed for 316 yards for Miami (6-4, 3-3), but 240 of them came
before halftime and the Hurricanes mustered just a field goal over the final
Duke Johnson eclipsed the century mark for a sixth straight game in Miami’s
heartbreaking loss, compiling 130 rushing yards and a touchdown on 27
attempts. Clive Walford had 127 yards and a touchdown on four catches, while
Kaaya went 16-of-34 through the air with two touchdowns and a late