MIAMI GARDENS (BLACK PR WIRE) — The Miami Hurricanes defense couldn’t have made their presence felt at a more opportune and necessary time.
Lining up against No. 20 Georgia Tech, who boasted the second best rushing offense in the country, Miami’s defenders knew they were going to be tested.
With a swarming defensive surge and, for the first time this year, a stout defensive line that rarely gave up any ground at the line of scrimmage, the Hurricanes limited the Yellow Jackets’ vaunted spread option offense to just 134 rushing yards and a little more than 200 total yards, their lowest totals of the year.
On the offensive side, quarterback Jacory Harris, who entered the game with the 8th highest quarterback rating in the nation, came through on key conversions on all three of the offense’s scoring drives.
With this critical 24-7 ACC win at Sun Life Stadium, the Hurricanes find themselves back in the hunt for the ACC Coastal Division title. They don’t have much time to celebrate, hosting Virginia on a shortened week today at home.
The Canes have been waiting for this rematch for a year after the Cavaliers shocked the nation with a 24-19 upset win over Miami.
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