The Miami Hurricanes took down Florida State in a thrilling game on Saturday and look poised to make some serious moves in the ACC.
In earlier games, the Hurricanes trailed Toledo 16-10 at the half, and against Duke opened with two quick touchdowns but then only managed a field goal until the fourth quarter.
Despite another loss, it's important to note how much Blackman has matured so far, especially in the final and crucial moments of the game.
Rosier didn't leave a foot to chance.
Sophomore Travis Homer relieved him after the injury, and rushed for two first-down gains (10 and 14 yards) on the last-minute drive that ended with Langham's 23-yard touchdown catch. Bryant did not re-enter the game as Clemson (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat the Demon Deacons (4-2, 1-2) for a ninth straight time.
Miami has the best quarterback among the Big Three in the state for now. After the losing star running back Dalvin Cook to the National Football League after last season, highly touted quarterback Deondre Francois suffered a season-ending injury in the opener against No. 1 Alabama.
Before Saturday, not many people outside of the Miami Hurricanes' program had heard of Darrell Langham. The Seminoles and Gators have a combined for losses.
Coach Mark Richt was not asked about Walton, Donaldson, Redwine or Richards' status after the game. "The U" can't be "back" if its in uncharted territory.
The FSU offense finished the half with 163 total yards on 38 plays for 4.2 ypp as they were able to get the running game going with Jacques Patrick and Cam Akers. But he wasn't the only quarterback in the state to struggle.
What Miami does have though is confidence in Malik Rosier.
Then it was Rosier and Langham's turn.
Completing less the 50 percent of his passes, Rosier fires a flawless back shoulder fade to redshirt junior Darrell Langham with six ticks left. But the fourth quarter will rightly take its spot among the instant classics in the long rivalry. One play later, Berrios hauled in a touchdown pass from Rosier that put the Canes up, 10-3.
Florida State Seminoles quarterback James Blackman (1) leaves the field after losing the Florida State Seminoles game against the Miami Hurricanes on October 7, 2017, at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. "It was a long time coming for our players, coaches administration, but certainly a long time coming for our fans". Miami didn't even cross midfield until the second half.
The Miami and Florida State game was pretty ho-hum throughout the first half.
"We played a hell of a game today and we came up short, you can blame me for that", Fisher concluded.
We can take the Hurricanes seriously, too.