Saturday, November 12, 2011
Halftime: Florida State 17, Miami 7
By Heather Dinich
There's a reason neither of these teams are ranked.
Some telling stats from this game:
- Miami has had three turnovers.
- Florida State has had three first downs and two rushing yards.
- FSU has had the ball for just 9:37.
Florida State has finally run into some better competition, and once again, the Noles' defense has been its best attribute. Miami quarterback Jacory Harris was injured late in the first half and went to the locker room early, leaving the game in the hands of capable backup Stephen Morris. If there is an official update from Miami on Harris' status, I'll post it. Special teams has also played a role in this game, as Greg Reid returned a punt 83 yards for a touchdown, and Dustin Hopkins missed a field goal. If FSU is going to hang onto this lead, the defense has continue to continue to pressure Miami into mistakes.