Miami Football rally falls short at Florida State, Emory Williams hurt

Nov 11, 2023; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 11, 2023; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team rallied in the fourth quarter after trailing 27-13 but failed to get past midfield on the last drive falling 27-20 at Florida State. Tyler Van Dyke had to come in on the last drive after Emory Williams was hurt stretching for a first down on fourth and two on the final drive of the game.

Williams started on Saturday after Van Dyke threw 10 interceptions in the previous four games. Florida State started fast with a Trey Benson five-yard run in the first quarter. The Seminoles added a field goal less than a minute into the second quarter to extend their lead to 10-0. Miami answered in the second quarter.

Don Chaney Jr. carried the Miami offense with 60 yards rushing as Miami went 82 yards in 11 plays over 06:05 to pull within 10-7. Williams finished the drive with a three-yard touchdown pass to Jacolby George. George had a huge game with five receptions for 153 yards and two TDs. Miami threw for 204 yards total.

After a 16-yard Damari Brown punt return, Miami took over at the Florida State 31 yardline on the final drive of the first half. Miami went 22 yards in six plays over 1:24. A 27-yard Andres Borregales field goal tied the game on the final play of the first half. The Miami football team dominated the second quarter.

The Hurricanes outgained the Seminoles 129-1 in the second quarter. Miami held the ball for 10:07 in the second quarter and held Florida State to minus 16 yards rushing. The Hurricanes ran 21 plays to 10 for Florida State to rally and tie the game at the half. Miami finished the game with seven tackles for loss and two sacks.

After a failed Florida State onside kick, the Miami football team began the second half at the Florida State 47-yard line. Miami gained 14 yards on five plays before settling for a 51-yard Borregales field goal. Florida State had a 22-yard Ryan Fitzgerald field goal and Benson put Florida State in front to stay with a 38-yard TD run.

A 57-yard punt return by Florida State star Keon Coleman set up the Seminoles at the Miami 10-yard line with 12:24 left in the fourth quarter. Coleman caught a six-yard touchdown from Jordan Travis to seemingly bury Miami 27-13. After three straight three-and-outs, Miami improbably got back in the game.

Williams connected with George on the right sideline for an 85-yard TD with 8:22 left to cut the deficit to 27-20. After forcing a Florida State punt, Miami took over at its 12-yard line. Williams got Miami to within fourth and two. After a run on what appeared to be a broken play, Williams had to stretch for the first down.

Following a replay, Miami was granted the first down. ESPN sideline reporter Molly McGrath stated on the telecast that Williams needed an air cast. VanDyke helped Miami get two first downs on consecutive completions to Colbie Young. On fourth and 10, Van Dyke was pressured and threw an interception.

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Van Dyke finished 2-7 for 29 yards. The Miami defense was stout for the second straight game. Florida State was held to a season-low 322 yards. Miami finished with 355 yards of offense. Chaney had an excellent game with 12 carries for 85 yards. Number 11 Louisville comes to Hard Rock Stadium next week with a noon kickoff.