(MIAMI GARDEN, Fla.) — In what will likely be the final matchup between the two schools, Miami got the last laugh as they upset Florida 21-16 on Saturday.
Due to ongoing conference realignment, Miami and Florida are unlikely to ever play each other again, which added even more importance to the game.
Miami quarterback Stephen Morris came out firing with two touchdown passes in the first quarter, helping them gain a 14-6 lead after the first quarter.
Florida got the game as close to 21-16, but missed opportunities near the red-zone wound up costing Florida in the end.
“That’s a good football team we just played, give them credit,” Miami head coach Al Golden said. “We fought our tails off, our defense was on the field way too much. They fought hard for us, we made some plays in the end, and great victory for Miami football.”
Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel threw for a career-high 291 yards, but he also threw two costly interceptions.
Morris finished the game completing 12 of 25 passes for 162 along with the two touchdowns.
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Jill Martin, CNN