Boxscore
Florida State 23, Miami 19
Saturday, November 12, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Doak Campbell Stadium
Attendance - 82322

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 0 7 0 12 19
Florida State 3 14 3 3 23

Recap


Greg Reid returned a punt 83 yards for a score just before halftime, Dustin Hopkins kicked three field goals and Florida State held on for a fifth straight victory, 23-19 over rival Miami on Saturday.

The Seminoles (7-3, 5-2 ACC) have won five straight conference games for the first time since 2003. Florida State has also won two straight and five of the last seven meetings in a rivalry that has lost a lot of its luster.

Both teams entered unranked for just the third time since 1977 (2007, 2008). That’s in stark contrast to their most memorable meeting, when No. 2 Miami knocked off No. 1 Florida State in “Wide Right I,” nearly 20 years to the date. Miami (5-5, 3-4 ACC) went on to win the national championship that season.

The Hurricanes entered this contest just trying to become bowl eligible in Al Golden’s first year. That will have to wait at least one more week after another fourth-quarter comeback fell short. 
 
The Hurricanes have trailed by double digits in all five of their losses, and they were down 23-7 early in the fourth before making a late push.  Mike James’ second 1-yard touchdown run cut the lead to 23-19 with 1:27 remaining, but holder Spencer Whipple bobbled the snap on the extra point. Florida State secured the win by recovering the ensuing onside kick.

Whipple's flub was the second big miscue in the final minutes for Miami.  Allen Hurns dropped the two-point conversion attempt after James’ 1-yard score cut the lead to 23-13 with 7:24 left.
 
Miami outplayed Florida State for most of the first half, but trailed 17-7 at the break after Reid picked up a bouncing punt and raced untouched for an 83-yard touchdown with 51 seconds left. It was Reid’s school-record tying third punt return for a touchdown
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 0:45
Florida State   FG  Florida State 3 - Miami 0
2nd Quarter - 7:53
Miami   TD  Florida State 3 - Miami 7
2nd Quarter - 4:42
Florida State   TD  Florida State 10 - Miami 7
2nd Quarter - 0:51
Florida State   TD  Florida State 17 - Miami 7
3rd Quarter - 9:15
Florida State   FG  Florida State 20 - Miami 7
4th Quarter - 11:07
Florida State   FG  Florida State 23 - Miami 7
4th Quarter - 6:27
Miami   TD  Florida State 23 - Miami 13
4th Quarter - 1:27
Miami   TD  Florida State 23 - Miami 19
TEAMS

Team Records

  Miami Florida State
W/L 5 - 5 - 0 7 - 3 - 0
Conference 3 - 4 - 0 5 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Miami Florida State
Score 19 23
First Downs 24 13
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-14
43%
4-for-11
36%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 383 259
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-140 29-63
Average/Rush 3.9 2.2
Passing
Comp-Att 22-34 17-23
Passing Yards 243 196
Average/Pass Play 6.9 7.5
Penalties-Yards 9-55 10-76
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 32:44 27:16

PLAYER STATS

Miami (5 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Harris 20/31 225 1 1
S. Morris 2/3 18 0 0
Florida State (7 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Manuel 17/23 196 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Miller 22 92 4.2 0
J. Harris 6 31 5.2 0
M. James 4 16 4.0 2
E. Clements 2 7 3.5 0
S. Morris 2 -6 -3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Freeman 16 76 4.8 0
L. Pryor 2 0 0.0 0
E. Manuel 9 -9 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Streeter 4 68 17.0 0
A. Hurns 5 52 10.4 0
L. Byrd 3 36 12.0 0
T. Benjamin 2 29 14.5 0
C. Ford 2 21 10.5 0
C. Walford 3 21 7.0 1
E. Clements 2 11 5.5 0
P. Dorsett 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Green 4 55 13.8 0
B. Reed 3 45 15.0 0
K. Shaw 2 24 12.0 0
R. Smith 1 21 21.0 1
D. Freeman 3 21 7.0 0
R. Greene 3 19 6.3 0
B. Reliford 1 11 11.0 0
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