Published 11:30 p.m. ET Nov. Four, 2017 | Updated 12:23 a.m. ET Nov. 5, 2017
Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier (12) runs in a landing previous Virginia Tech Hokies defensive deal with Tim Settle (Four) throughout the second half at Hard Rock Stadium.(Photo: Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY Sports)
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez flashed his turnover chain, Jennifer Lopez waved a pompom whereas dancing in her seat many of the evening and 63,000 of their closest badociates roared from begin to end.
No. 6 Miami confronted its greatest check of the season and made it look simple.
Malik Rosier threw two landing pbades and ran for an additional rating, Travis Homer had a 64-yard landing run and Miami moved to the brink of clinching what can be its first spot in an Atlantic Coast Conference championship sport by topping No. 13 Virginia Tech 28-10 on Saturday evening and increasing the nation’s longest present successful streak to 13 video games.
We simply got here out and took what’s ours immediately,” stated Rosier, who threw landing pbades to Braxton Berrios and Christopher Herndon IV.
So one showdown is down, and one other awaits Miami (Eight-Zero, 6-Zero ACC, No. 10 CFP). No. Eight Notre Dame (Eight-1, No. Three CFP) — the final crew to beat the Hurricanes — visits subsequent Saturday evening, a sport that can have national-title implications.
“It’s a tribute to our players, coaches, managers, trainers, our fan base, our students, band, everything, administration,” Miami coach Mark Richt stated. “It’s great. It takes a lot of work to get to a point that you can get into a game like this and then to win it, it was spectacular. At least that’s how it feels. I don’t know if it was a spectacular win, but certainly feels that way right now.”
Rosier survived a three-interception evening, helped out by Miami’s turnover chain — the gaudy bauble that will get awarded amid a lot fanfare on the sideline when the Hurricanes get a takeaway.
Virginia Tech (7-2, Three-2) obtained a landing run from quarterback Josh Jackson, who was 20 of 32 pbading for 197 yards and two interceptions.
“They schemed us up pretty good,” Jackson stated.
The Hokies got here in with the nation’s No. 2 scoring protection, giving up a mere 11.5 factors per sport. They have been outgained 429-299 by a Miami crew trying to make an announcement.
“Congratulations to Miami and coach Richt,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente stated. “They’re good, sound and talented in all three phases of the game.”
After successful their most up-to-date 4 video games by a mixed 18 factors, and struggling mightily at occasions final weekend in opposition to North Carolina, the Hurricanes are in complete management of the ACC’s Coastal Division. Miami’s magic quantity to win the Coastal title is down to 1; one other victory or some other league loss by Virginia can be sufficient to ship the Hurricanes to the ACC title sport for the primary time.
The Dec. 2 matchup could possibly be set subsequent weekend. If Clemson wins at Florida State or N.C. State loses at Boston College, the Tigers would clinch the Atlantic crown. And if Virginia loses at Louisville, the Hurricanes would — lastly — be Coastal champions, a distinction they’ve yearly chased in useless because the ACC went to a divisional system in 2005.
Rosier threw a pair of interceptions early within the third quarter, and what was as soon as a 14-Zero Miami lead was trimmed to 14-10 when Jackson ran in from a yard out.
Later within the third, Rosier took a late hit from Virginia Tech rover Reggie Floyd and the penalty put Miami on the Hokies 43. On the very subsequent play, Rosier discovered Herndon, who made Floyd miss and galloped down the left sideline to the tip zone to revive an 11-point lead. Rosier scored on a 13-yard keeper early within the fourth, and Miami had the sport in hand.
A Coastal title ring may be subsequent.
“We’re not done yet,” Berrios stated.
Virginia Tech: Jackson obtained harm when Jonathan Garvin knocked the ball out of his grasp halfway by way of the fourth, and stayed within the sport after getting checked out on the sideline. … The Hokies have been 39-Three since 1996 when intercepting at the least three pbades, and have been Four-Zero in opposition to Miami when having that many.
Miami: The Hurricanes set the tone early once they threw six pbades on their first drive — and Rosier was the supposed receiver on two pbades, a trick-filled begin. … Miami had seven pbades for greater than 15 yards, and 6 runs of greater than 10 yards. … Rosier is now 9-Zero as a starter.
Virginia Tech: Visits Georgia Tech on Saturday, a matchup of groups who may end second within the Coastal.
Miami: Hosts No. Eight Notre Dame on Saturday evening, the primary Hurricanes house sport in opposition to the Irish since 1989.
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