Hurricanes escape FSU
MIAMI -- Wide left. Can you believe it?
Top-ranked Miami was helped by yet another last-second missed field goal by No. 9 Florida State, hanging on for a 28-27 victory Saturday over the Seminoles to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 28 games.
For the fourth time since 1991 in this glorious rivalry, the Seminoles failed to connect on what would have been a game-changing field goal. But unlike the first three that were wide right, Xavier Beitia's 43-yard attempt went in the other direction.
Until the final minutes, Florida State (5-2) had outplayed the defending national champions, but now finds itself out of the national title chase. Miami (6-0) was pounded by the running of Greg Jones -- who had 189 yards and a touchdown -- and was penalized 14 times for 109 yards.
But Ken Dorsey bounced back from what would have been the worst game of his career by leading the Hurricanes to a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns as they rallied from a 27-14 deficit.
Dorsey completed 20 of 45 passes for 362 yards and two TDs.
No. 8 Notre Dame 14, Pittsburgh 6
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Carlyle Holiday threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Arnaz Battle in the second quarter as No. 8 Notre Dame beat Pittsburgh 14-6 Saturday.
The Fighting Irish (6-0) produced just one more touchdown, Ryan Grant's 1-yard run in the fourth quarter after the Irish defense forced a turnover at the Pitt 12-yard line.
The Panthers (5-2) gained 402 yards, compared with a season-low 185 yards for the Irish. Notre Dame had only 40 yards rushing on 32 carries.
Pitt's offense moved the ball but couldn't finish its drives. Notre Dame's defense again came up with big plays when it had to, finishing with eight sacks and forcing three turnovers.
Holiday finished 16-of-25 for 145 yards with one interception.
Rod Rutherford was 19-of-43 passing for Pittsburgh for 313 yards with one interception and a fumble.