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Matt Baker’s takeaways from Miami-Virginia Tech

By Matt Baker | Times Staff
Published: November 3, 2017 Updated: November 4, 2017 at 11:36 PM
MONICA HERNDON | Times Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Braxton Berrios (8) celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter of the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Miami Hurricanes in Miami, Fla. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.

1. Good luck finding a more versatile player than Miami WR Braxton Berrios. On a five-play stretch, he fielded a punt, rushed for 9 yards, threw a 17-yard pass on a trick play and snagged an acrobatic 24-yard reception. He also caught an 8-yard touchdown early in the second quarter.

2. Not sure how feasible it is, but poaching coach Justin Fuente from Virginia Tech would be huge for the Gators. His misdirection-laden offense (with a redshirt freshman quarterback) is full of creativity ó something Florida hasnít seen since Urban Meyer left after the 2010 season.

3. Miami gets a lot of flak for its lackluster attendance, so give credit where creditís due: Hard Rock Stadium was nearly full, and the intensity almost felt like a UM-Florida State game.