The Miami Hurricane 2012 #8 Miami Knocks Off #5 LSU For the 2nd year in a row, Miami passes a tough opening week road test. Last year, the Canes knocked off the #1 Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln, this year, Miami travelled to Baton Rouge and took down a very talented #5 LSU Tiger team. After some technical difficulties, the game had to be replayed and both coaches agreed it would start where it was interrupted at halftime with Miami up 7-0. Miami received the 2nd half kickoff, but couldn't do anything with it, going 3 & out. On LSU's ensuing possession, however, Miami cornerback Prince Kent jumped an out, intercepted it, and took it 28 yards to the endzone for a 14-0 Miami lead. The Hurricane defense played well all day, making things hard on LSU and their quarterback, the speedy Russell Sheppard, sacking him twice and hurrying him countless times. LSU, however, was able to respond when Sheppard hit receiver Morris Claiborne for a 7-yard touchdown to bring the TIgers back to within 7 at 14-7. Miami then took over and after a few plays to get Miami into LSU territory, Player of the Game Cannon Smith hit Kendal Thompkins on a wheel route for a 35-yard touchdown that put LSU in a deep hole with 5:21 to play in regulation. LSU was down, but not out as Sheppard and LSU Player of the Game, Chris Tolliver refused to go quietly into the night as they hooked up for a 26-yard touchdown and once again, it was a 7-point game. So, with 1:14 left to play, LSU attempted an onside kick, but couldn't recover. The stingy Tiger defense tried to keep their hopes alive with one last stop, but on a long 2nd down, Smith hit tight end Joe Bentley on a play-action pass for a 1st down and Smith was able to kneel out the clock and Miami improves to 1-0 on the year. Up next for the Canes, they travel to Morgantown to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in their ACC opener.