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100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #82 Colin McCarthy Fumble Recovery Touchdown Against FSU 2007

A fumble recovery for a touchdown by Colin McCarthy sealed the deal for a Canes win over FSU in 2007.

Texas A&M v Miami

2007 was a very strange, ultimately depressing year for the Hurricanes. Miami went 5-7, we closed down the Orange Bowl, things just weren’t pleasant.

Interestingly enough however, one of the teams that the Hurricanes beat that year was Florida State, in Tallahassee. Miami came into Doak Campbell Stadium with a 4-3 record, taking on the 4-2 Seminoles and Bobby Bowden.

It was an odd game, with 10 total turnovers, and yet it was exciting till the very end. Kirby Freeman hooked up with Dedrick Epps with 1:15 to go in the game, putting the Canes up 30-29 with just over a minute to play.

11 seconds after Epps scored for Miami’s offense, linebacker Colin McCarthy picked up a fumble and dashed into the end zone. Now down by eight points, FSU couldn't settle for a field, and the Hurricanes defense secured the 37-29 win.