In Miami we have a battle ensuing with ACC Title implications on the line, as the Hokies of West Virginia take on the Miami Hurricanes. Both teams are very athletic and have lots of speed on both sides of the ball. Damien Berry for the Hurricanes takes control of the line of scrimmage early in the first quarter thanks to his breakaway ufabet บอลชุด speed and the big guys in the trenches holding their blocks. After sustaining the running game and gaining 40 yards rushing, a play action pass to Leonard Hankerson gets the Hurricanes an early lead in the first. With this touchdown reception he surpasses Michael Irving for the most touchdown receptions in Miami history. With an opportunity for the Hurricanes to take control after allowing only one first down on the ground by Tyrod Taylor for 17 yards. The punt was fumbled by Travis Benjamin giving the ball right back to the Hokies.
Directly following the Canes turnover, Tyrod Taylor was Sacked by Marcus Robinson who is credited with the forced fumble. Then the Canes came out using some trickery and go with a flea flicker that allots them 43 yards and really gets the crowd into it as the stadium erupts! Later on they drive another untimely turnover on 4th and 1. Miami goes for it in their own red zone. Bad decision. It’s entirely too early to be going for that on 4th down in the first quarter. They should get the points while the opportunity is at hand. On the ensuing possession Tyrod Taylor leads the troops down field on a 12 play 88 yard drive that took just over 6 minutes and took away some of the momentum that the Canes had, calming the crowd. That finished the first quarter.
To start the 2nd quarter, Miami had an answer for the Virginia Tech drive with a nice mix of run and pass. Morris for the Canes leads them down field in 11 plays obtaining 55 yards and taking 4 minutes to get into field goal range as the Canes tack on 3 off the leg of Matt Bosher. From 34 yards he knocks it through the uprights to make it 10-7 early in the 2nd Quarter. On the ensuing Virginia Tech drive, penalties plague the Canes as they forfeit 30 yards. Recently this has been troublesome Miami in many of their games. The pass interference call puts the Hokies in field goal range as Chris Hazely makes the 49 yard field goal to tie the game up at 10, 5 minutes into the 2nd Quarter. Miami looked good on the drive following the Tech field goal until some miscommunication between the center and Rookie QB Stephen Morris causes the 3rd Cane turnover of the Half. The turnover doesn’t result in any points for Tech. After the Canes defense allows 1 first down, the punt into the end zone is a touchback. Miami marches down and misses a field goal to pretty much close out the half.