Miami Stuns No. 12 Florida in 21-16 Upset Win
The Miami Hurricanes shocked in-state rival Florida, and the world, with a 21-16 victory at Sun Life Stadium in Week 2.
Another week, another ACC team knocks off a Top 15 SEC squad. Miami beats No. 12 Florida, 21-16.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 7, 2013
We knew coming in there was a chance for the resurgent ACC program to pull off the upset, but seeing it happen the way it did was the biggest surprise.
Known for their talented athletes on offense, the Hurricanes forced three first-half turnovers and another turnover on downs to help slow down a Gators offense that significantly outgained them in the opening quarters.
The Gators D stayed tough down the stretch, though, limiting explosive Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson to just 58 yards on 21 carries.
Miami was threatening to take a two-score lead with about 10 minutes left to play, but Hurricanes quarterback Stephen Morris overthrew his intended target and the Gators picked it off and returned it across midfield.
Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel answered by throwing his second interception in the red zone. That effectively killed Florida’s momentum and gave the Hurricanes hope they could actually pull off the upset.
On Florida's next possession, Driskel was strip-sacked inside the Gators' own five-yard line. Johnson scored from two yards out a couple of plays later and the Hurricanes went up by two scores with just 3:29 to play.
The Gators would get a quick score, and a final possession, but they were unable to complete the comeback.
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