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ACC: ‘Canes Continue to Win with 28-10 Decision Over Virginia Tech

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The Miami Hurricanes won their eighth straight game to open the season and 13th straight game overall Saturday, topping Virginia Tech, 28-10, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

“I thought, really, both sides of the ball played pretty good, to be honest with you. It was a night of turnovers. When you take shots, sometimes that happens,” said Miami coach Mark Richt. “We were going to be aggressive. One ball obviously was batted at the line of scrimmage. You can’t hardly keep that from happening from time to time. I, quite frankly, thought everybody played good. It started with offensive and defensive lines.”

QB Malik Rosier finished the game 10-for-21 for 193 yards and accounted for three total touchdowns, two passing, one rushing, with three interceptions. He has thrown at least one touchdown pass in each of his nine career starts.

Braxton Berrios opened the game’s scoring on an eight-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. He finished with 50 receiving yards on three catches and had a long reception of 24 yards. His seven receiving touchdowns lead Miami.

Travis Homer rushed for a game-high 95 yards on 14 carries with one touchdown. He added 20 receiving yards. Christopher Herndon IV caught two passes for 61 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter.

Miami forced four turnovers in the win on interceptions from Jaquan Johnson and Sheldrick Redwine’s and recovered fumbles by Jonathan Garvin and RJ McIntosh. Johnson forced the fumble recovered by McIntosh, while Garvin both forced the fumble and recovered the ball on the play.  Malek Young and Johnson tied for the team lead with seven tackles each.

UM NOTES: Miami outgained Virginia Tech 429-299, including 210 passing yards and 219 rushing yards….Ahmmon Richards led all Hurricanes with 57 receiving yards, including a long reception of 42 yards….with the victory, the Hurricanes have won 13 straight games dating back to October 2016; it’s the first such streak for the Hurricanes since winning 13 games beginning with the 2001 national championship through an
undefeated 2002 regular season (12-0).

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