Tampa Bay Sports Day

Bonts: All the Makings of Rivalry Game Goes Miami’s Way, 24-20

TALLAHASSEE –   A typical FSU-Miami rivalry game unfolded Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium that came down to the final seconds and a 24-20 win for the Hurricanes before 78,169.

QB Malik Rosier’s third touchdown of the game proved the winner with six seconds to play. Darrell Langham caught a 23-yard pass in the flat and found the goal line ending a seven game losing streak to FSU.

At first it looked like he might have been down on the one yard line. But the review upheld the score.

FSU QB James Blackman found tight end Ryan Izzo in the back of the end zone for a 15-yard score to tie the game with 12:17 to play. A 20-yard strike to Auden Taylor would put the ‘Noles up 20-17 with 1:24 to play.

Blackman was 10 of 28 for 203 yards and two interceptions. FSU running back Cam Akers had 121 yards on 20 rushes.

Miami, lethargic in the first 30 minutes,  scored 10 points to open the second half.

A 31-yard field goal by Michael Badgley knotted the game.  Rosier would add two TD passes to Braxton Berrios.

Rosier finished 19 of 44 for 254 yards and one interception. He also rushed for 42 yards on 14 carries.

Ricky Aguayo’s 27-yard field goal was all the scoring either team could muster in the first half. He added a 38-yarder marking his tenth straight field goal.

Fisher entered the game 17-1 against schools from the state of Florida. The Seminoles had won 11 straight against in-state opponents.

Rosier leads all ACC quarterbacks in pass efficiency throwing 11 TDs and three picks through the first four games this season.