The primetime matchup between rivals Florida State and Miami didn’t disappoint. The two teams played each other evenly, and the difference in the end was a missed extra point by Hurricane kicker Michael Badgley.
After leading by 10 at the break, Miami was outscored Miami 17-9 in the second half and Florida State came roaring back. Another classic rivalry game between these two, often categorized by an agonizing ending for one of the sidelines.
The game was as physical as one would have expected, with a player from each side being ejected for targeting. The ejection of a Miami safety in the final minutes of the game was particularly damaging as it extended a Florida State drive. However, Miami managed to force a punt with Florida State deep in their own territory.
With Braxton Berrios on the return, he returned the kick deep into Seminole territory. And on a 4th-and-3, a corner lob from quarterback Brad Kaaya to Stacey Coley appeared to tie the game.
Michael Badgley had hit 72 extra points in a row, far and away the leader in that statistic in the FBS. Mr. Automatic.
Miami failed to stop Florida State from running out the clock on their ensuing possession and that was all she wrote. Another chapter in the book.
Florida State wins: 20-19