Greg Jones runs over the entire Miami football team--one player at a time--in '02.
[Greg Jones runs over the entire Miami football team--one player at a time--in '02.]
(1) Miami 28, (9) Florida State 27 October 12, 2002 / Miami, FL
Florida State outplayed defending national champion Miami as Greg Jones ran for 189 yards and sent multiple Hurricane players staggering to the sideline for splints and smelling salts, while the Canes as a team rushed for only 113.
The Noles squandered a late 27-14 lead, though, and with a chance to win with :01 on the clock, FSU fans worldwide could feel it coming: kicker Xavier Beitia (2-for-2 on the day) lines up for the winning FG and pushes his kick wide...left?!
(2) Miami 22, (5) Florida State 14 October 11, 2003 / Tallahassee, FL
A torrential downpour—remnants of tropical storm Henri—made the game impossible to play, officiate, or watch... literally. The rains came down so hard that much of the game simply couldn’t be viewed on TV.
Most notable was a 15-minute delay while paramedics attended to Miami wide out Roscoe Parrish, who suffered college football’s hardest hit ever, and was rushed to the hospital with a punctured lung.
Chris Rix’s many early turnovers—a common Rix theme—helped Miami build a lead and maintain it.
(9) Miami 16, (8) Florida State 14 January 1, 2004 / 2004 Orange Bowl Game, Miami, FL
A rematch of the regular season game (won by Miami) took place in the 2004 Orange Bowl and was aptly named "Wide Right IV" even though there was no last-second FG attempted.
In this contest, Xavier Beitia missed a field goal—wide right—that could have given the Seminoles the lead with about 5 minutes remaining in the game.
It was the first and only bowl meeting between the rivals, and FSU got the unique opportunity to lose to the same team twice in one season.