Hurricanes hold off Syracuse, 27-19

Miami improves to 6-0

By David Lang - Executive Producer
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Miami Hurricanes running back Travis Homer rushes during a game against the Syracuse Orange at Hard Rock Stadium on Oct. 21, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - They haven't always been pretty, but the University of Miami will take it.

The Hurricanes beat Syracuse 27-19 Saturday to remain undefeated.

Miami (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) had four first-half interceptions.

The team's signature "turnover chain" was busy.

Miami's only first-half touchdown was a Malik Rosier-to-Christopher Herndon 10-yard touchdown pass.

Miami led 13-3 at the half.

The 'Canes extended their lead to 20-6 when Rosier hit freshman Jeff Thomas on a 48-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Syracuse (4-4, 2-2) didn't quit.

The Orange battled to within a point, scoring to cut the lead to 20-19 late in the fourth quarter.

Miami iced the game with a 33-yard Travis Homer touchdown run.

"We found another way to make it really exciting," head coach Mark Richt said after the game.

Miami is one of just eight undefeated teams left in Division I FBS football.

"We're resilient," Richt said. "We won't quit or panic or feel like all is lost."

The 'Canes play at North Carolina next week.

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