The No. 23 Florida State avoided an 0-3 start in conference play and won their 7th straight over their bitter rivals the #10 Miami Hurricanes, 20-19. Deondre Francois had 234 yards passing and two touchdowns despite early injuries in a gritty performance. Demarcus Walker's blocked extra point with 1:38 remaining would seal the deal.
Florida State takes on an improved Wake Forest Demon Deacons team next week that is 5-1 and 2-1 in conference play.