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Florida State pulls away from Miami for 41-14 victory
The Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The civility between Florida State and Miami seemed like sportsmanship at its finest as the two rivals lined up for a pregame handshake at midfield of Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday.
Two and a half quarters later, officials scrambled to break up skirmishes and Miami defensive end Anthony Chickillo lay flat on his back with Florida State tackle Bobby Hart on top. So much for the friendly part of the rivalry.
As for the competition, that lasted about a half, too.
No. 3 Florida State rolled to a 41-14 victory against No. 7 Miami in another matchup of undefeated Atlantic Coast Conference rivals that turned into a Seminoles blowout.
Jameis Winston threw for 325 yards but added two interceptions in the first half after throwing four in the first seven games. The Florida State defense picked up the slack and shut out the Hurricanes (7-1, 3-1) in the second half after it was 21-14 at the break.
The Seminoles (8-0, 6-0) went on a 20-0 run after the skirmish broke out midway through the third quarter. The two teams were called for offsetting personal fouls and James Wilder Jr. scored on a 5-yard run on the next play. The rout was on from that point, not much different from Florida State’s 51-14 win at Clemson last month.
“It’s a team that is understanding how to compete in big games and is learning to do it different ways,” Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. “We were very excited early and had to keep our emotions in check.
“The second half we came out and were very physical and were able to run the football and take control. The defense was dominant. I’m just proud of the way our guys competed.
Miami running back Duke Johnson will miss the remainder of the season with a broken right ankle suffered in the third quarter, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.