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Seminoles can't keep up in loss to Miami

Posted at 10:28 PM, Nov 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-02 22:29:18-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — Florida State football fans packed Doak Campbell Saturday afternoon for an intense rivalry game. Over 63,900 fans to be more exact. The Miami Hurricanes came in town to spoil the Seminoles' hopes of getting another win on their record, and that is exactly what they did.

The Hurricanes would score the first touchdown of the game and never let up. FSU cut a 14-point Miami lead in the third quarter, thanks to a Cam Akers touchdown. However, that's as far as they would get.

Miami would score another touchdown and then a field goal to seal the 27-10 victory.

FSU Head Coach Willie Taggart said after the game that the loss was a huge disappointment and that penalties cost them the game.

"Not enough guys on the line of scrimmage, those things hadn't happened to us for a while," explained Coach Taggart. "But those pre‐snap penalties, jumping off sides and things we address everyday in practice, you can't do it. That put us in a hole in the first half and found ourselves in a lot of long yardage situations. It's tough against a really good defense. We knew it going in. We talked about it. We worked on it. We just didn't play with a lot of poise and confidence, especially early, and it cost us."

The Seminoles still have a chance to become bowl eligible. While a win against Miami would've been helpful, FSU can still win next weekend at Boston College, the weekend after that against Alabama State, and then in their final regular season game in Gainesville against Florida.