Hurricanes remain perfect by beating Virginia
Miami overcomes slow start, halftime deficit to outlast Cavaliers
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes avoided the trap game Saturday and remained perfect by beating Virginia
Trailing at halftime, the Hurricanes rallied in the second half for a 44-28 win that kept their 15-game winning streak alive.
Kurt Benkert started out on fire for Virginia. He hit Joe Reed for a 75-yard touchdown pass to put Virginia up 14-0 in the first quarter.
No. 2 Miami (10-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) answered with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Malik Rosier to Ahmmon Richards.
The 'Canes tied the score in the second quarter when Rosier hit Dayall Harris on a 36-yard touchdown strike.
Virginia (6-5, 3-4) scored on a 33-yard touchdown pass before the half to take a 21-14 lead.
In the third quarter, Virginia scored on a 26-yard touchdown pass to take a 28-14 lead.
That's when the 'Canes started their comeback.
Rosier hit Lawrence Cager on a 9-yard strike to cut Virginia's lead to 28-21.
Jaquan Johnson shifted all the momentum to Miami with a 30-yard interception for the touchdown.
After tying the game, Johnson was given the "turnover chain."
The 'Canes extended their lead in the fourth quarter with an 8-yard touchdown run by Rosier.
Miami is ranked No. 3 in the College Football Playoff. The 'Canes have one more regular-season game left against Pittsburgh next Friday.
After that, the 'Canes will take on Clemson in the ACC Championship game.
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