Since it’s Miami-FSU week, it only seemed natural to go back and test your knowledge on some of the greatest moments and performers in the Miami-FSU rivalry, of which there is certainly no shortage. This rivalry has stopped our hearts at times and provided us with moments that we still talk about and write about today.
But first, let’s look back at last week. Stratos1 and SBerg led the way with 7 correct answers. each. Bravo, y’all. The correct answers are below:
1) Which of the following was not a part of the “Melting Pot” offensive line from the 1983 national championship team?
d) Sherko Haji-Rasouli
2) Who did Jimmy Johnson beat for his first win as Miami’s head coach?
3) During which national championship season did Miami start with a 31-3 win at Arkansas?
5) RB Alonzo Highsmith was selected third overall in the 1987 NFL draft by which team?
c) Houston Oilers
6) With seconds remaining in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl/national championship game, Todd Sievers nailed a field goal to send the game into overtime. How long was the kick?
c) 40 yards
7) Which national championship-winning quarterback wore jersey number “4” at Miami?
a) Steve Walsh
8) As a senior in 2010, I reeled in 72 catches for 1,156 yards and 13 touchdowns, earning All-ACC first team honors. I also was selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft. Who am I? Leonard Hankerson
9) What was the last year in the annual Miami-Notre Dame rivalry?
10) What was dubbed “the State of Miami”?
b) The recruiting area south of Orlando designated by Howard Schnellenberger as belonging to Miami
And now, on with this week’s questions....
1) Which Miami player blocked a field goal attempt late in the 4th quarter by FSU’s Xavier Beitia to preserve Miami’s opportunity to stage a dramatic comeback in the 2004 season opener?
a) Sean Taylor
b) Devin Hester
c) DJ Williams
d) Akieem Jolla
2) When did Miami and FSU start their annual rivalry?
3) I caught the game opening touchdown from Jacory Harris against FSU in 2009. I would go on to be the leading receiver for the game with 4 catches for 128 yards and one touchdown. I was drafted in 2012 by Cleveland with the 100th overall pick, have played for the Browns and Chargers, am currently with the 49ers. Who am I?
4) In 2003 amidst a downpour in Tallahassee, Miami and FSU slogged their way through a sloppy 4 quarters in a 22-14 Canes win. How many combined times did the two teams turn the ball over?
5) Which of the following quarterbacks went undefeated as a starter against Florida State?
a) Gino Torretta
b) Ken Dorsey
c) Bernie Kosar
d) George Mira, Sr.
6) Which FSU kicker flubbed the potential game-tying kick in Wide Right III in 2000?
a) Dan Mowrey
b) Xavier Beitia
c) Matt Munyon
d) Gerry Thomas
7) Dennis Erickson was the head coach for 2 of Miami’s titles and during Florida State’s first. As such, he was front and center in many memorable games against FSU. What was his record at Miami against the Seminoles?
8) In 1987, Miami trailed Florida State in Tallahassee before Steve Walsh engineered a furious comeback with three touchdown passes on the way to a 26-25 win. From what deficit did Miami rally?
9) With under 3 minutes to play in the 2007 matchup in Tallahassee, this Miami QB engineered a 7-play, 83-yard game-winning drive that ended with a 13-yard touchdown pass to TE Dedrick Epps.
a) Jacory Harris
b) Kyle Wright
c) Robert Marve
d) Kirby Freeman
10) This FSU quarterback had a miserable performance against Miami’s defense in 1994, completing 13 of 28 passes with 3 interceptions before getting pulled in favor of backup QB Jon Stark during Miami’s 34-20 win.
a) Danny Kanell
b) Charlie Ward
c) Casey Weldon
d) Thad Busby