Hired by Miami to photograph the 62nd rivalry match-up game, which FSU & fans hoped to make into the 8th in a streak of wins — a streak Miami was intent on breaking — I was left in a bit of an odd position. The other week, I shot FSU home opening loss to NCState, for NCState; that was a slightly different situation, with NCSU not being a huge rivalry team. It just felt odd, and slightly wrong, to be photographing the much-loathed visiting Hurricanes yesterday.

But it is what it is.

As all good rivalry games should, last night’s game came down to the final seconds, with a 23yd pass from UM’s red-shirt junior QB Malik Rosier to red-shirt junior Darrell Langham for a controversial touch-down call with 6 seconds to go.

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TE #23 Christopher Herndon celebrates the game-winning touchdown with Darrell Langham, as FSU’s #4 Tavarus McFadden kneels dejectedly, knowing that an FSU loss is almost inevitable.

Up until the 2nd half, the game looked rather dreary, and photographers, fans, and players alike found themselves sweating and hoping that the outer reaches of Hurricane Nate didn’t bring any rain or weather to aid and abet the more southern Hurricanes currently in Tallahassee.

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UM’s Jordan Butler celebrating on field immediately after the conclusion of the game
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DeeJay Dallas waves a Miami flag alongside Jordan Butler
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Former FSU assistant coach, now UM head coach, Mark Richt, meets with FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher center field after the Hurricanes broke a 7-year losing streak to FSU Saturday night.
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UM head coach Mark Richt hugs WR Braxton Berrios after the Hurricanes defeat FSU in Doak Saturday night
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Richt throws up the “U”
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Miami players lay on the center field Seminole Head after defeating FSU 24-20 Saturday night
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Miami players celebrate in the south east corner of the stadium
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Miami players and fans alike were ecstatic over the FSU-streak-ending win Saturday night in Doak Campbell Stadium
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A tight shot and even tighter crop of Osceola and Renegade mid-field, pre-game: possibly my favorite shot of the pair that I’ve ever taken.
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FSU QB James Blackman stumbles as a Miami defender grabs his foot
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FSU’s #8 Stanford Samuels intercepts a Miami ball intended for #18 Lawrence Cager
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Miami’s #31 Demetrius Jackson sacks FSU’s Blackman
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Jackson celebrates the sack
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FSU TE Ryan Izzo runs in for a touchdown during the 12th minute of the fourth quarter
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FSU’s #9 Jacques Patrick poses through a cluster of Miami defenders mid-game
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UM’s #8 Braxton Berrios is lifted up in celebration after a touchdown
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#82 Ahmmon Richards stretches out for a first down
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The rivalry game drew some colorful fans!
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Miami’s #3 Dee Delaney intercepts a Blackman pass intended for FSU’s #8 Nyqwan Murray
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Hurricane cheerleaders run with “CANES” flags after the Hurricane’s score
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Braxton Berrios stands celebratory in the end zone after a touchdown
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Fans celebrate with the Miami mascott
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Dee Delaney wears the “chain” in celebration in the Miami bench area
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UM #4 Jaquan Johnson makes an impressive stop during the game
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#1 Blackman is tackled by Miami defenders
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UM QB Malik Rosier
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Tight shot of Blackman about to pass
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B&W post-game of the almost-deserted stadium
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Check out the total calories burned yesterday…

I was rusty during my NCState game. I was rusty at shooting football, and rusty at delivering the desired product. I worked my ass off yesterday, as evidenced by my almost 7000 calories burned over the course of a 17-hr day, starting with a run, followed by a swim meet, and then the long rivalry matchup that we’ve now relived above. And I think the images are comparable or better than what I shot the other weekend, and I think the product that I delivered to Miami was better than what I delivered to NCSU. I’m working for it — get better every day.

Additionally, here are two shots from FSU’s 3-0 defeat of BC in the women’s annual paint it pink soccer match that was held Thursday night:

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Got a cool shot of Deyna…
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Freshman Emily Madrid (right in pink) scored her first goal Thursday night — FSU’s second of three that evening

And then here are the swimming shots I kept from yesterday morning…I saved the best for last because swimming is CLEARLY the superior sport… ;-P

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HI ROBIN! (And hi Mrs. Barber)
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Addison’s “game face”
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BABY BEDFORD
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Go Robin!
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Go Tilly!
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Go…I think this is Lisa?
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🙂
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Accurate
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T. Stout
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T. Stout
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Addison you scoundrel! You took a breath on the first stroke off the start, but damn if this isn’t the most perfect I’ve ever seen your butterfly look…
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Shelby’s backstroke splashes looked cool
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🙂
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Stop smiling Bryce! 😛

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