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Saturday night turned from close to heartbroken to a boisterous celebration in Tallahassee. Florida beat Miami by eight points in the fourth quarter, before taking the lead with less than 30 seconds. The Seminoles will go on to defeat the Hurricanes, 31-28, for the first time since 2016. It was also coach Mike Norville’s first victory in the competition after he missed the game last season due to a positive COVID-19 test.
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It was an emotional game. Both teams met briefly in midfield before the fourth quarter for a stampede match after hurricanes began to appear on the logo in midfield. There have been twists, big hits, and a lot of big plays. While Florida and Miami aren’t quite as high as they were when the series was at its peak, this is another chapter in the storied rivalry.
After the victory, the Seminoles stormed the field in glee. Not only did they rally to weather the hurricanes but the win also kept their hopes alive for another week. Players and coaches posed for photos as fans made their way onto the field at Doak Campbell Stadium to celebrate for nearly an hour after the game.
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The celebration after the match provided some special moments. There was nothing better than a seasoned tight end curled up around the sideline with a replica of the Miami chain circling around his neck. If you notice, the string is upside down while McDonald’s flashes the classic “U” down symbol. Check it out below
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