FSU/UM Mock Game: 4th Quarter

Kyle Wright, under center on his own 20-yard line following a Devin Hester interception in the end zone to end the third period, hands the ball off to Tyrone Moss who gains six yards to the outside at the beginning of the final quarter. Following a two yard run and a quick seven yard strike to Ryan Moore, the Hurricanes are halted near the 50-yard line and forced to punt.

After a five yard return by Willie Reid, the Seminole offense and Xavier Lee are unable to move the ball and are consequently forced to punt. Once again, Wright and the 'Canes are able to pick up small consistent gains but cannot make it into FSU territory. Following a few more offensive exchanges between the two teams, the Hurricanes have to punt again. This time, Fred Rouse comes in to return the Miami punt and the Tallahassee native manages to return the ball 50 yards to the Miami 30-yard line.

In front of the ecstatic home crowd, the Garnet and Gold offense hits the field one more time as the game clock is slowly but surely dwindling down with UM still on top. Lee hands the ball off to Leon Washington but he is stopped at the line of scrimmage by Baraka Atkins. On the second play, Lee fakes the hand-off to Washington and tosses a quick pass to Lorenzo Booker out of the backfield. The shifty tailback makes a move on Devin Hester but is stopped two yards short of a first down by Miami safety Anthony Reddick. With a third down and two situation on the Miami 22-yard line, the Tribe calls on fullback James Coleman to get the short first down.

The Hurricanes, however, have other plans as they collapse on the former walk-on and prevent the 'Noles from getting a new set of downs. Coach Bowden calls on the kick team and Gary Cismesia lines up for a potential game-tying 38-yard field goal. With only 2:30 remaining, the sold out Doak S. Campbell crowd gets silent. The kick goes off but from the second it leaves the foot of "The Weed", everyone sees it heading wide left.

The Hurricanes get the ball back with 2:19 to go in the ball game and since the Tribe only has two timeouts remaining, the outcome looks bleak.

After two consecutive runs up the middle and two consecutive Seminole timeouts, Tyrone Moss busts a run up the right side and it looks as though he could run the entire length of the field when out of nowhere, Kyler Hall lays a viscous hit on the ball carrier and the pigskin goes squirting across the field. A mad dash and pile-up ensues but Ernie Sims emerges from the jumble of players with the Seminole ball.

With only 50 seconds remaining, FSU has the ball back and they are on the 38-yard line. Two quick passes to the sidelines later, the Seminoles find themselves on the 28-yard line with 31 seconds remaining and a first down. Lee drops back and fires incomplete to Willie Reid. Lee then hits Booker out of the backfield again and the California native gets out of bounds at the 20-yard line with 11 seconds remaining and a third and two situation.

Coach Bowden calls on the kick team. This time, it's from 37 yards out and from the right hash mark and it's on third down.

The ball is snapped to Chris Hall and Cismesia gets ready to lay in to it. He doesn't kick it, however, as Hall picks the ball and runs to the left where he tosses the ball to Donnie Carter near the sidelines. Carter catches it at the 10-yard line and makes a nifty move on Greg Threat and dives in to the end zone for the go ahead score with four seconds remaining. The PAT is good and following a short return, the Florida State Seminoles find themselves victorious against the Miami Hurricanes for the first time in seven games.

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