FSU’s big win over Miami has ‘Noles flying againBy TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP)—Florida State was empowered. Miami was embarrassed.
When the Seminoles’ 45-17 romp was complete Saturday night, linebacker Kendall Smith took a pair of scissors and cut a couple of small pieces of sod to take back to Tallahassee—a Florida State tradition after big road victories.
And Sunday morning delivered another cut to Miami: The Hurricanes are out of the AP Top 25, while Florida State rose to No. 16, matching its best spot in the poll since September 2006.
So once again, the Hurricanes find themselves at a midseason crossroads. They’re 3-0 against unranked teams, outscoring those foes 106-24. They’re 0-2 against ranked teams, losing those games by a combined 81-41. And if that wasn’t enough, quarterback Jacory Harris was limping for most of the game against Florida State.