Miami Hurricanes Fall To Virginia Tech. Hokies 31-7

Just a few short minutes into the contest, the Miami Hurricanes seemed doomed to defeat.

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27 September 2009

 

49503335The University of Miami Hurricanes suffered their first loss of the 2009 season Saturday at the hands of the Virginia Tech Hokies on a rain-soaked field in Blacksburg, VA.

The Hokies prooved too much for the Canes who entered the contest ranked #9 in the A.P. NCAA Football poll.

Things started off on a bad note as a questionable fumble call went Va.Tech.’s way in the first quarter, putting the Hokies deep in Hurricane territory early in the first quarter. Successive turnovers and an accompanying swell of palpable momentum vaulted the Hokies to a decided advantage that proved to difficult for the Canes to overcome.

Miami’s once impervious offensive line sprang leak after leak, and forced UM quarterback, Jacory Harris, to scramble and run for his life throughout much of the game. Virginia Tech.’s suspect run defence came to life stiffling the Miami ground attack from the first series through the waning minutes of the competition.

It was a tough game to watch. The Hokies came out and knocked Miami down hard. A driving rainstorm only made matters worse for the Canes as it helped inhibit any resuscitation and comeback opportunities.

The Hurricanes will fall in the polls but should stay within the top 20. Miami still leads the ACC Coastal division with a 2-1 conference record. The real test will be if Miami can jump back from this humiliating defeat, regroup, and somehow match the visiting Sooners of Oklahoma this coming weekend.

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