With a chance to prove everyone wrong, No. 7 Miami passed on its first opportunity Saturday night against No. 3 Florida State in front of a record crowd of 84,409 at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Instead of making a statement with an opening offensive drive, the seventh-ranked Hurricanes won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.
Florida State (8-0, 6-0 ACC) marched down the field for 72 yards on 13 plays in 5:44 en route to its first score in a 41-14 primetime victory.
Miami (7-1, 3-1 ACC), which had its nine-game win streak snapped, has now lost four in a row to the instate rival Seminoles.
Sophomore running back Duke Johnson, who finished with 97 yards on 23 carries, exited the game late in the third with a right ankle injury and wascarted off to the locker room.
The Associated Press reported immediately after the game that Johnson was in a cast, but the extent of his injury was not known.
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