#5 Miami - 40 / #1 Georgia Tech - 21 #5 Miami - 40 / #1 Georgia Tech - 21 The Miami Hurricanes traveled to Georgia Tech and handed the Yellow Jackets their 1st loss in almost a year and a half thanks in large part to the insane play of their defense. Coach Juggs was almost dumbfounded at how good his defense played. The pressure was relentless and constant from the opening play to the last drive of the game. Taking tips from fellow ACC coaches, the Canes decided they had to contain QB Jaybo Shaw and not let him beat them with his legs. Their plan was to spy him all game, allow the front 4 to rush the QB, and play man coverage with their seconday, who Coach Juggs felt was better and faster than GT's receivers. The result...9 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, countless more pressures, under 250 total yards of offense for GT, under 50 yards rushing by the fleXbox One offense, and in many regards...domination Offensively, the Canes let alot of opportunities to put the game away slip thru their fingers. Ultimately, it didn't matter on the scoreboard, but 3 times the Canes were in the redzone and had to settle for FGs instead of TDs. Losing Heisman front runner HB Graig Cooper for the entire 2nd half didn't help matters, but freshman sensation Lamar Miller scored 2 TDs to help the cause. And QB Jacory Harris played a flawless, albeit lucky, game. There were a few passes that when he threw them he wished he could have back, but most of them were reeled in by All-world WR Aldarius Johnson who finished with 6 catches for 130 yds. The Canes utilized a gameplan they had from the 1st meeting between these 2 schools and it worked well. Establish the run up the middle, force the GT safeties to come up to stop the run, then throw it over the top. This resulted in quite a few huge passing plays today, with Harris only completing 12 passes but for 291 yds. With GT beaten, the Canes now have the target squarely on their backs. They might have moved to the front runner position to play in the National Title game. But their tough tests have only just begun. A home games against #1 rival Florida St is only a few weeks away. And the very next week they have to travel to play the tough Clemson Tigers. And then ofcourse is their week 10 matchup with the hated JMS and his VTech Hokies. JMS has had Coach Juggs number for quite a few seasons. But playing at home, with arguably the most talented and deep team in the Tradition, Coach Juggs feels this year is going to be payback for JMS.