Even with a rocky start on Saturday against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, No. 14 Miami Hurricanes were able to blaze past them to a 45-30 victory. After the first quarter being down 17-7, the largest point deficit in nearly a full year, the Hurricanes were able to tie the game up 17-17 going into halftime.
Miami coach Al Golden was quoted in The Roanoke Times saying, “You really don’t have any leadership until you have a bead of sweat and the crap hits the fan.” Miami came out after halftime and gave it all to Georgia Tech outscoring them 28-13. Miami was able to finish the game with 335 total yards rushing.
Many of Miami’s players stepped up during this game. Quarterback Stephen Morris played one of his best games this season by completing 17 of 22 passes for 324 yards, also having three touchdowns and two interceptions. Along with Morris running back Duke Johnson added 184 yards. Defensive back Ladarius Gunter was one of the two Miami players named for the ACC Football Players of the Week. Gunter recorded seven tackles and a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown that helped Miami seal their victory.
The question is will Miami be able to keep up an undefeated season? Miami still has many ACC contenders this season that could put up a good fight. The main game to focus on will be the matchup between Miami and Florida State (who is currently ranked No. 6) on November 2.