Published: Sun, November 19, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Virginia Falls 44-28 at #2 Miami

Virginia Falls 44-28 at #2 Miami

That is, until seven seconds changed everything. The Hurricanes even went down by 14 points twice.

Miami followed with a five-play, 40-yard scoring drive and later tied the game at 14-14 on Malik Rosier's 10-yard touchdown pass to Ahmmon Rosier late in the first quarter.

"We were just talking about it on the sideline that we needed a turnover, we needed a stop, we needed to get some momentum going".

Jaquan Johnson had an interception return for a touchdown for Miami (10-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which scored the game's last 30 points.

The Hurricanes (10-and-0) have yet to lose a game this season, and have won 15 straight games dating back to last season.

Kiser said Saturday's result was not indicative of a team that can't finish games. "And if we forget that, then we are going to find ourselves in trouble".

Miami Defensive Coordinator Manny Diaz and Johnson perfectly baited Virginia quarterback Kurt Benkert into the pick six.

Johnson took the ball and saw open field, running 30 yards for the score to tie the game at 28.


Fresh off a 41-8 drubbing of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the third-ranked Hurricanes stagnated early before they woke up and downed the Virginia Cavaliers 44-28 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, after falling behind by 14 points in the third quarter.

Clemson 61, The Citadel 3: Kelly Bryant threw for 230 yards and three touchdowns for No. 4 Clemson.

The Cavaliers got off to a fast start when Benkert connected with Joe Reed for a 75-yard touchdown pass to give Virginia a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The Badgers (11-0, 8-0 Big Ten) padded their playoff resume by winning a grinding, physical matchup against the Wolverines (8-3, 5-3).

ALBANY 15, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0: Will Brunson connected on a 54-yard touchdown pass with Austin Ellis for the game's only touchdown, and Albany (4-7, 2-6 Colonial Athletic) upset visiting New Hampshire (7-6, 5-3).

Toward the end of the third, Virginia missed a hand-delivered pick six, and Miami knocked in a field goal to take its first lead, 31-28. Michel ran for 87 yards and three scores of his own. No. 9 Ohio State (9-2, 7-1) scored on its first six possessions - including J.T. Barrett's 100th career touchdown pass - and the Buckeyes wrapped up the Big Ten East title with a 52-14 victory over IL (2-9, 0-9).

(9) NOTRE DAME 24, NAVY 17: Brandon Wimbush threw for 164 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for a score as Notre Dame (9-2) rallied in the rain and wind to beat Navy (6-4) at South Bend, Indiana. Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph passed for 425 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score. Up to 288 yards passing, perfectly doubling Miami so far. After Trent Harris got his second sack on the afternoon, Rosier and Travis Homer came up with big fourth-quarter touchdown runs.

No. 13 Penn State 56, Nebraska 44: Saquon Barkley broke Penn State's career touchdown record with three scores and had 208 of his 224 total yards in the first half to lead the Nittany Lions. Miami had a punt blocked and Benkert threw a 26-yard pass to Daniel Hamm to extend the lead to 28-14.

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