Florida State dominated in every way, the offense continued to be anemic, the defense gave up 13 big plays and the Miami football team was routed 45-3 on Saturday night. Miami failed to score a touchdown for the second straight game. Florida State dominated the game in every way.
Miami appeared to begin the game with a three-and-out on Florida State. Safety James Williams was called for pass interference. Two plays later Jordan Travis completed a 56-yard touchdown pass to Ontaria Wilson. Miami moved to the Florida State 30 and Andres Borregales kicked a 49-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 7-3.
Florida State drove nine plays, 75 yards in 4:25 on its next drive which culminated with a Travis to D.J. Lundy two-yard TD pass. Miami had to punt on its next drive and barely had anything offensively for the rest of the game. After gaining 45 yards on its opening drive, Miami finished with 188 for the game.
Florida State gained 454 yards and averaged seven yards per carry. Travis finished 10-12 for 202 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Trey Benson ran 15 times for 128 yards and two TDs with one reception for 25 yards. FSU backup RB Lawrence Toafili had 14 carries for 52 yards and three receptions for 75 yards.
The Miami offensive stats were, well, offensive. Tyler Van Dyke, Jake Garcia and Jacurri Brown combined to complete 10 passes in 19 attempts for 62 yards. Brown and Garcia each threw an interception. According to Miami play-by-play announcer Joe Zagacki that was the least yards Miami threw for since 2018.
Running back Jaylan Knighton led Miami with four carries for 60 yards and added one reception for seven yards. Linebacker Corey Flagg led Miami with 10 tackles. Defensive end Mitchell Agude had five tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. The 42-point margin for FSU tied for the biggest in the series set by Miami in 2020.
The Miami football team has no choice but to look forward. The Hurricanes travel to Atlanta next week for a 3:30 game set for regional TV. Miami is relegated to a regional broadcast for the third time in four games. Miami will have to come back from an embarrassing loss for the third time this season.