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Walton's 3 touchdowns leads Hurricanes to win

Miami wins last road game of season

Mark Walton gets into the end zone for the Hurricanes against N.C. State.
Mark Walton gets into the end zone for the Hurricanes against N.C. State.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Miami Hurricanes closed out their road schedule with a win.

The Hurricanes beat North Carolina State 27-13 behind three rushing touchdowns from Mark Walton.

Walton also topped the 1,000-yard mark for the season.

The Hurricanes (7-4, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won three games in a row.

The game got off to a slow start, but the Hurricanes were able to get things going after halftime.

The 'Canes opened the second half with a successful drive.

Walton rushed for a 30-yard touchdown to put the 'Canes up 10-3.

The Wolfpack (5-6, 2-5 ACC) answered with a drive deep into 'Canes territory.

Malek Young stopped the drive with an interception in the end zone. It was Young's first career pick.

The 'Canes added to that lead later in the third quarter behind another Walton touchdown.

It was set up by a perfect pass by Brad Kaaya to Stacy Coley for 51 yards.

Right before the end of the third quarter, Matthew Dayes scored a 3-yard touchdown to cut Miami's lead to 17-10.

In the fourth quarter, Walton put the game away with a final rushing touchdown with 2:06 left.

The 'Canes and Wolfpack entered the half tied at 3.

Michael Badgley missed a 23-yard field goal before halftime that would have given Miami a lead.

Miami closes the regular season out with a home game against Duke.

The 'Canes became bowl eligible by beating Virginia last week.


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