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Miami rolls with 30 straight points

MIAMI — Sean Spence and Brandon Harris danced toward the sideline in such exaggerated celebration that they drew a penalty. Coach Randy Shannon chest-bumped 310-pound left tackle Orlando Franklin. Allen Bailey shook his fist and screamed at no one in particular.

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No, it wasn't the old days of bad-boy Miami football.

But the No. 25 Hurricanes showed plenty of fire and got a win that saved their ACC title hopes.

Jacory Harris threw three touchdown passes to move into second on Miami's career list and Damien Berry got his fourth straight game of 100-plus rushing yards as the Hurricanes scored the final 30 points Saturday to beat North Carolina 33-10.

"They challenged each other to step up and make plays," said Shannon, who beat North Carolina for the first time in four tries. "Guys are starting to develop a mentality of what we're trying to get done. The great teams and the great players step up and challenge each player."

Berry ran for 109 yards and a touchdown. LaRon Byrd, Travis Benjamin and Leonard Hankerson had touchdown catches for Miami, and Spence forced a fumble in the first quarter to deny North Carolina a touchdown.

Johnny White had a 76-yard touchdown run for the Tar Heels, their longest in more than nine years. That gave UNC a 10-3 lead in the second quarter, before Miami took over.

"We never got a good handle on the running game," UNC coach Butch Davis said. "They kept us offbalance with the run and the play-action pass."

Miami sacked quarterback T.J. Yates five times, a season high allowed for UNC. Bailey, a defensive end, had 3½. UM moved into outright possession of second in the ACC Coastal Division, a game behind Virginia Tech.

Jacory Harris has 50 TD passes; he passed Gino Torretta (47), Vinny Testaverde and Steve Walsh (both 48) and trails Ken Dorsey (86 from 1999-2002).

Va. Tech rolls ahead

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech is back where most of its fans figured it would be at this point: atop the conference.

Tyrod Taylor threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns and the No. 23 Hokies rolled to a 44-7 victory over Duke, the sixth straight victory for a team that opened with two straight losses, including a stunning upset by Division I-AA James Madison.

Taylor had 327 yards of total offense and is less than 100 from the school's career mark. Quarterback Bryan Randall had 8,034 from 2001-04; Taylor has 7,940.

"I don't see a college quarterback playing any better in the country. Period," Duke coach David Cutcliffe said.

CLEMSON 27, GA. TECH 13: Andre Ellington had a career high in rushing yards, two long touchdown runs and his first career touchdown catch as the host Tigers beat Georgia Tech for the first time in four years. Ellington had 166 yards rushing, including scores of 55 and 42 yards.

MARYLAND 24, BC 21: In their first game since offensive lineman Pete DeSouza had surgery after breaking both legs in a motor scooter accident, the visiting Terrapins scored three first-half touchdowns and stopped Boston College twice on fourth down in the final minutes.

VIRGINIA 48, E. MICHIGAN 21: Marc Verica threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns and punter Jimmy Howell also had a passing score for the host Cavaliers. Off a fake punt, Howell found Trey Womack for a 56-yard score to give Virginia a 38-21 lead.

No. 25 UM 33

N. Carolina 10

Miami rolls with 30 straight points 10/23/10 [Last modified: Sunday, October 24, 2010 12:12am]
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