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    Hurricanes Hold Off Late Seminole Efforts

    Tallahassee, FL - Christian Ponder led a 73-yard drive in the game's final minute, capped by an 8-yard touchdown pass to Rod Owens with 0:08 left. But it proved too little, too late for the #20 Florida State Seminoles who lost to in-state rival, Miami (FL), 23-17.

    After failing to score a touchdown in the first three quarters, the Seminole offense looked to pick things up in the fourth. Bert Reed scored on a 1-yard touchdown pass in the opening minutes to make the score 20-10 and give the Tallahassee crowd a glimmer of hope with 5:01 left to go. But, after some excellent ball control and clock management, Jacory Harris set his team up for a short field goal by freshman Jake Wieclaw to put Miami (FL) ahead 23-10 with just under one minute to play. With his opening drive interception behind him, the resilient Christian Ponder generated his heroics a little too late to be victorious.

    The Hurricane defense held Jermaine Thomas and the Florida State rushing attack in check, allowing just 34 yards on 11 carries. Through the air, Ponder was 14 of 20 for 183 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT. Rod Owens proved to be his main target as he took advantage of what appeared to be an over-matched Sam Shields at corner, catching 6 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown. On the other side, QB Jacory Harris was 21/27 for 214 yards, while JaVarris James went over the century mark (105 yards on 16 attempts).

    On defense, the games top performances came Miami (FL) MLB Darryl Sharpton (4 tackles, 1 INT) and on the Florida State side, safeties Nick Moody (13 tackles) and Jamie Robinson (11 tackles) led the team.

    The Miami (FL) Hurricanes defeated the #20 Florida State Seminoles 23-17.
     
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    Hurricanes Take Early Advantage in the ACC (Coastal)

    Miami, FL - Two late Georgia Tech turnovers gave a surging Miami Hurricane team the lead and also, sealed the deal in the end.

    Off the opening kick, Miami (FL) wide receiver Travis Benjamin gave the Hurricanes a very early 7-0 lead after taking the kick back 97 yards for his first return TD of the season. After forcing the Yellow Jackets to punt, Jacory Harris led the team down the field, connecting with Leonard Hankerson for an 8-yard TD pass to give Miami (FL) a 14-0 lead with just under three minutes to play in the first quarter.

    Early in the second quarter, however, Georgia Tech tight end Lucas Cox broke free on a short pass and rumbled 46 yards for the score. After a 46-yard field goal to close the margin down to 14-10, Miami (FL) kicker Jake Wieclaw hit from long range as the first half expired, making the score 17-10 at the break.

    In the second half, the Hurricane D had some trouble stopping Georgia Tech quarterback Josh Nesbitt, who seemed not only elusive, but overpowering at times on Saturday afternoon, as he ran through tacklers on several occasions to turn short(er) gains into long ones. He reached the end-zone about midway through the third quarter to tie the game at 17-17.

    However, Miami (FL) regained the lead early in the fourth, as fullback Patrick Hill forced his way in for the score with just over six minutes to play in the game. Yet, once again, the Yellow Jackets had an answer as they returned fire with their own 6-yard TD run from Roddy Jones just two-and-a-half minutes later.

    With the game tied 24-24, Jacory Harris was set to lead the Hurricane offense in pursuit of victory. But, the Georgia Tech defense came ready and sent the offense back to the sideline with just over two minutes to play. Fortunately, an intercepted option pitch by cornerback Brandon Harris set the Hurricanes up with a very short field and halfback Damien Berry put Miami (FL) up by a score with 1:17 to play.

    On the ensuing drive, Georgia Tech managed a few long plays to put them in Miami (FL) territory after a lengthy fourth-down conversion. However, the Hurricane defense came away with a turnover on the very next play as quarterback Josh Nesbitt overthrew his receiver and the ball ended up in the hands of safety Vaughn Telemaque, which sealed the victory.

    KEY PERFORMANCE(S) - MIAMI (FL):
    QB Jacory Harris - 13/15 for 134 yards, 1 TD
    FB Patrick Hill - 5 carries for 35 yards, 1 TD
    WR Leonard Hankerson - 4 receptions for 28 yards, 1 TD
    SS Vaughn Telemaque - 3 tackles, 1 INT

    KEY PERFORMANCE(S) - GEORGIA TECH:
    QB Josh Nesbitt - 10/15 for 164 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT and 13 carries for 86 yards, 1 TD
    RB Roddy Jones - 6 carries for 38 yards, 1 TD

    The #21 Miami (FL) Hurricanes defeated the #14 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 31-24, and now have early control over the ACC (Coastal) at 2-0 in conference play.
     
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    Hurricanes "Blow Through" the Warhawks

    Miami, FL - In what has come to be, arguably, the best defense in college football, the Hurricanes have found a way to start 5-0, against one of the toughest opening schedules in the nation. However, that fifth victory came a little easier than the previous four, as the Warhawks of Louisiana-Monroe came to town.

    After putting up a remarkable 21 points with a minute left to play in the first quarter, the Miami (FL) offense became much more conservative as the game went on. Yet, the star(s) of the night were the Hurricane defense, again! Holding the Warhawks to just 111 total yards and forcing four turnovers (three interceptions and 1 fumble). The defense also accumulated eight sacks against an over-matched Warhawk front.

    In the end, the Hurricanes improved to 5-0 (3-0) on the season and have hopefully secured a spot in the Top 10. The team travels to Orlando, FL next week to play the UCF Knights.
     
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    Impressive defensive showing 8 sacks wow
     
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    Hurricanes Win In Orlando

    Orlando, FL - Coming off a dominant victory over UL-Monroe, the Miami (FL) Hurricanes struggled to pull out the win in Orlando against the UCF Knights. For the first time this season, the Hurricanes struggled to contain the run, allowing the Knights to rush for 91 yards on 21 carries. However, the play of QB Jacory Harris elevated Miami over a "better than advertised" UCF defense. He completed 16 of 17 for 215 yards and one touchdown.

    The Hurricanes improved to 6-0 (3-0) on the season and will be watching closely as the Florida State Seminoles and North Carolina Tar Heels face off next weekend, when the team returns home to take on ACC opponent, Clemson.
     
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    Hurricanes Escape The Cavaliers at Home

    Miami, FL - After pummeling Wake Forest last week, the Miami (FL) Hurricanes struggled to pull out the win against a sub-par Virgina team at home. With the score 14-14 with only a minute-plus to play in the first half, Virgina missed a field goal that would have put them up, and been the first time this season that the Hurricanes had trailed in a game. However, the kick sailed wide right, and with :09 left to play, QB Jacory Harris connected with Aldarius Johnson on a 60+ yard pass, in which Johnson ran through the defender after making a spectacular catch.

    Jameel Sewell gave the Hurricanes all they could handle, passing for 226 yards, but in the end that wasn't enough. The Hurricanes improved to 9-0 (6-0) on the year. Next week, the team faces off in a match-up that could decide the ACC (Coastal), at North Carolina.

    Player(s) of the Game:
    WR Aldarius Johnson - 6 catches for 187 yards, 2 TDs
    DE Adewale Ojomo - 3 sacks
     
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    "The U"... Back? Undefeated Regular Season Makes a Case

    Tampa, FL - The Miami (FL) Hurricanes have added another undefeated regular season to their claim to national dominance, overcoming an underrated USF Bulls team 40-7. The defense, actually, provided a shutout, as the Bulls only score came on a pass that was deflected at the line of scrimmage and returned by S. Joseph 88 yards for a touchdown. QB Jacory Harris had a chance to stop him and whiffed on the tackle.

    After that, it was all Miami. Jacory Harris threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter, one to WR Travis Benjamin and two to WR Aldarius Johnson. Early in the third quarter, the Hurricanes came up big with two sacks, which then led to a safety by LB Arthur Brown. A fumble return early in the fourth quarter proved to be the final score of the game, when LB Darryl Sharpton recovered and rumbled 54 yards to the end zone.

    The Hurricanes outgained the Bulls 386-204, while holding USF to (-11) yards rushing. Jacory Harris struggled with mistakes again, throwing three interceptions, but the defense forces two of their own and forced/recovered four fumbles as well. Amazingly, Miami was not affected by their 11 penalties, but Coach Patin hopes for an improvement in that area in the ACC title game.

    Player(s) of the Game:
    WR Aldarius Johnson - 4 catches for 154 yards, 2 TDs
    HB Graig Cooper - 6 carries for 99 yards
    DE Adewale Ojomo - 7 tackes (4 TFL), 3 sacks
     

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