FSU throttles Miami in rivalry game

by Gary Shelton on November 6, 2022

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By definition, a rivalry game is supposed to be a coin flip.

A rivalry is supposed to be a close, heart-stopping game that comes down to the last play or the big break.

How, then, do you explain FSU's 45-3 thumping of Miami Saturday night?

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The Seminoles, who lost by 42 to Miami two years ago, got three touchdown passes from Jordan Travis and 128 yards rushing from Trey Benson in the win.

Miami's chances were hurt when quarterback Tyler Van Dyke was limited. He threw for just 24 yards before leaving the game with an injury.

FSU is at Syracuse Saturday night at 8 p.m. Miami will play at Georgia Tech at 3:30 p.m.

Florida 41, Texas A&M 24: Finally, the quarterback who the Florida Gators expected in Anthony Richardson showed up Saturday.

Anthony Richardson ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more as the Gators ran away from Texas A&M Saturday. Florida outscored A&M 17-0 in the second half.

Richardson threw for 201 yards and ran for 78 -- including a 60-yarder -- to lead the win.

Montrell Johnson rushed for 100 yards and Trevor Etienne for 80 for the Gators, now 5-4.

For A&M, it was their fifth straight loss.

Florida is home on Saturday against South Carolina.

Temple 54, USF 28: Is anyone embarrassed yet?

The USF Bulls, as awful as they have been, were at their worst in Saturday's lopsided loss to Temple, a team that -- like the Bulls -- hadn't won a league game this season.

Yet, USF couldn't not slow down the Owls. Edward Saydee rushed for a staggering 265 yards (and caught four passes for 69 more). Quarterback E.J. Warner -- the son of Hall of Famer Kurt Warner — threw for 344 yards. Mind you, this was against Temple, which had been ranked 129th in the nation in scoring offense coming in.

USF, 1-8, is home against SMU on Saturday at noon.

Florida is home on Saturday against South Carolina.

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