Mi­ami edges Florida State on late TD pass

Clem­son QB Bryant leaves Tigers’ win over Wake with hurt an­kle

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - COLLEGE FOOTBALL -

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.

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