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Berrios scores his second touchdown of the game on a 6-yard catch. But he came up big when it mattered most.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nick Chubb ran for two touchdowns and 138 yards, and Georgia routed Vanderbilt despite missing three players from the Bulldogs' stingy defense. Some online fans wailed about his dropped touchdown against FSU in 2014, and moaned when he was tripped up by FSU's punter on a 43-yard, fourth-quarter punt return that set up the tying touchdown in last year's game.

"The thing about our goal was we were able to build from the back and then keep composure going forward, so that Kayla was able to break the line and get a good shot off", Dorsey said.

Richt spent five years as a quarterback at Miami then more than a decade on the staff at Florida State before returning to his alma mater, three experiences that round out his opinion on the heated intrastate rivalry. It was not entertaining football by nearly any measure until the final quarter, when a 10-3 Miami lead morphed into a slugfest that the Hurricanes emerged from with a 24-20 win.

After dominating early in the game by surrendering zero points and just two first downs to Miami in the first half of play, the "Noles defense struggled to put together stops in the second half, allowing all of the Hurricanes" 24 points in the second half and 14 of those in the fourth quarter.

The Canes marched down the field for a Michael Badgley 31-yard field goal to tie the game at 3. The only realistic goal FSU has left to play for is their consecutive bowl streak (35) which is the longest in the country. Rosier connected with Ahmmon Richards on a 33-yard sideline route, and a few plays later Richards decked A.J. Westbrook on a scramble with one of those big hits that used to be the norm in this rivalry.

Blackman finds a wide open Auden Tate for the 20-yard touchdown. Of course, it's also good to see a head coach holding his players accountable and avoiding any situation that could cause controversy and take away from his team's win.

Florida State will travel to Durham North Carolina next Saturday to play Duke (4-2).

Tennessee's DeMarco Murray managed only 58 yards rushing. "A lot of teams have four, five games under their belt".

BOSTON - Josh Jackson threw for 322 yards and a touchdown and Virginia Tech bounced back from a loss to defending national champion Clemson to beat Boston College. This would have put Miami in scoring position for the first time.

The Hurricanes went first. When asked after the game what changed in the second half, he pointed to Berrios. They say he practices as hard as anyone.

The difference was Florida's usually stout kicking game.

Miami picked up seven tackles for loss and three sacks in the first half. He had made 45 in a row. Notre Dame had 487 yards, 341 coming on the ground.

Jackson redeemed himself with 1:04 remaining in the first half, picking off Blackman at the Miami 32-yard line. But Fisher showed he knows what he's looking for in a quarterback with Blackman's play.

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