Miami edges Florida State on late TD pass
Clemson QB Bryant leaves Tigers’ win over Wake with hurt ankle
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Malik Rosier threw a 23- yard touchdown pass to Darrell Langham with 6 seconds remaining, and No. 13 Miami beat Florida State 24- 20 on Saturday to end a sevengame losing streak in the series.
Rosier, who came into the game leading the ACC in passing efficiency, had a rough start as he completed only four of his first 16 passes. The junior found a rhythm in the second half and finished 19 of 44 for 254 yards and three touchdowns.
After Florida State took a
20- 17 lead with 1: 24 remaining on James Blackman’s 20yard pass to Auden Tate, Rosier drove Miami 75 yards in nine plays and 1: 18. The junior found Langham in single coverage up the right sideline, and he beat Tarvarus McFadden.
Down 3- 0 at halftime, Miami scored 10 straight points in the third quarter to take the lead. Michael Badgley’s 31- yard field goal on the opening drive of the second half tied it, and Rosier connected with Berrios on a 21yard touchdown strike. Berrios gave Miami great field position with a 44- yard punt return to the 21 after the Seminoles had only 10 players on the field.
Florida State tied it at 10 early in the fourth quarter when Ryan Izzo caught a 15- yard pass in the back of the end zone. Ricky Aguayo gave Florida State the lead with a 38- yard field goal, but Miami took a 17- 13 advantage on Rosier’s 7- yard pass to Braxton Berrios.
Blackman, who was 8 of 18 for 61 yards and two interceptions in the first three quarters, was 9 of 10 for 142 yards over the final 15 minutes. Cam Akers had his first 100- yard rushing game with 129 yards on 14 carries.
Florida State is 1- 3 for the first time since 1976, which was Bobby Bowden’s first season.
No. 2Clemson28, WakeForest 14: Tigers quarterback Kelly Bryant threw for 200 yards and a touchdown before leaving with an ankle injury as host Clemson defeated the Demon Deacons.
There was no immediate word on the severity of Bryant’s injury. He left the game in the third quarter after Travis Etienne’s 1- yard touchdown run put Clemson ahead 21- 0. Trainers looked at Bryant’s ankle and took him into the sideline medical tent. Bryant tested his legs with a few short jogs once he came out and remained on the sidelines with teammates. Bryant did not re- enter the game as Clemson beat Wake Forest for the ninth straight time.
Bryant’s 28- yard scoring pass to Deon Cain got the Tigers started. Etienne, a freshman, had 67 yards rushing along with his touchdown. Adam Choice added a rushing TD, and Cannon Smith added a 13- yard touchdown catch from thirdstring passer Hunter Johnson.
The Tigers held the Deacons scoreless for 51 minutes before Scotty Washington’s 16- yard touchdown catch spoiled the shutout. Clemson has held opponents scoreless in 15 of 24 quarters this season.
Wake Forest’s Greg Dortch ( Highland Springs) had five catches for 78 yards.
No. 21 NotreDame33, North Carolina 10: Josh Adams ran for 118 yards, including a 73yard touchdown, and the visiting Fighting Irish beat the Tar Heels.
Deon McIntosh added 124 yards rushing and two scores for the Fighting Irish, who played without starting quarterback Brandon Wimbush due to a right foot injury.
Wimbush was on the sideline as the No. 2QB behind Ian Book, though the Fighting Irish had no trouble surpassing the win total from a frustrating 2016 season, getting to 5- 1.
Book threw for a score and had two interceptions, one coming after Notre Dame reached theUNC18 to end the Irish’s perfect red- zone season conversion rate.
Notre Dame finished with
487 yards, 341 coming on the ground.
Chazz Surratt threw a 25- yard touchdown pass to Anthony Ratliff- Williams before halftime in the only noteworthy offensive play for the Tar Heels.
Syracuse 27, Pittsburgh 24: Eric Dungey threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, and the Orange’s defense stymied the Panthers’ offense on third down as host Syracuse held on.
The Orange’s win was their first over the Panthers in five years.
Pitt didn’t record its first third- down conversion until 8: 40 to go in the game, finishing 3 of 13.
Dungey was 33 of 49 for 365 yards, and he ran for 48 more.
Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant tries to evadeWake Forest defensive lineman Zeek Rodney during the first half of the Tigers’ home game against the Demon Deacons. Bryant left the game with an ankle injury in the third quarter.