Canes snap losing streak to Florida State


Well, the Canes have not earned a win over the Noles in the last seven games, creating quite the miserable atmosphere in South Beach recently.

Langham caught the exclamation point, but much of the heavy lifting was done by senior receiver Braxton Berrios.

Miami had fewer than 60 yards of total offense.

Blackman was 17 of 28 for 203 yards, two touchdowns and two picks. He's emerged this season as Rosier's favorite target.

But Jackson came to the rescue with 1:02 remaining in the first half when he intercepted a pass intended for FSU's Auden Tate. Berrios had set up the touchdown on a 44 yard punt return to the FSU 21 yard line. That gave the Hurricanes a 10-3 lead with 6:57 to go in the third.

FSU actually took a 20-17 lead with less than two minutes remaining, but Miami marched right down the field and scored on a touchdown pass from quarterback Malik Rosier to receiver Darrell Langham with six seconds remaining.

The Canes received the opening kickoff and gained more yards on this drive than they did the entire first half.

Nobody who watched the first three quarters could have envisioned an ending like this.

But Rosier and the Canes came roaring back and went 75 yards for the winning score, converting two third-down plays in the process.

FSU opened with a huge 46 yard run by Cam Akers, and then Blackman hit George Campbell for 15 yards.

Florida State freshman quarterback James Blackman played better in the second half as well.

While Miami's defense looked gassed late, they dominated early on.

The Hurricanes matched their season average with nine tackles for a loss. But two of his three completions came on third down. He ran off the field, had the gold Turnover Chain draped around his neck and sprinted in glee along the UM bench. Miami has the overall edge in the all-time series at 32-30.

Needless to say, the decision paid off for Mark Richt's team.

Next up for the Hurricanes, they'll host ACC Coastal Division rival Georgia Tech next Saturday, October 14th, at Hard Rock Stadium. It's Richt's biggest victory on the Hurricanes sidelines.