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NCAA Game Summary - North Carolina at Miami-Florida



(Saturday, October 23rd)

Final Score: (25) Miami-Florida 33, North Carolina 10

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Jacory Harris tossed three touchdowns as 25th- ranked Miami-Florida dominated North Carolina, 33-10, in ACC play.

Harris went 21-for-32 with 217 yards and an interception, while Damien Berry had 109 yards rushing and a score on 19 carries for the Hurricanes (5-2, 3-1 ACC), who have won their past two.

"Real big win for us tonight, it was huge," said Miami head coach Randy Shannon. "We're taking the next step in the Atlantic Coast Conference, playing North Carolina really was a big victory for myself and this whole University. You watch the game defensively, they came out of the gate and we gave up a big, long run, which is inexcusable, but the guys responded back."

T.J. Yates was 12-for-21 with 140 yards and two interceptions, while Johnny White had 85 yards on eight carries with a touchdown for the Tar Heels (4-3, 2-2), who had won four straight coming into the contest.

"I thought that one of the most significant factors in the ballgame was we never ever really got a real good handle on the running game," said North Carolina head coach Butch Davis. "They were able to really kind of keep us off balance with the run and the play action pass. They played well and I thought our kids got off to a good start."

The Tar Heels got on the board on their first touch of the game as Casey Barth's 19-yard field goal capped a 10-play, 78-yard drive for a 3-0 lead with 5:15 to play in the first.

The Hurricanes answered with a drive that spanned the first and second as Matt Bosher's 38-yard field goal tied the game less than a minute into the second quarter.

North Carolina struck back quickly as on the first play of the ensuing possession, White took the ball 76 yards into the end zone for a 10-3 lead.

Miami came back down the field and moved 48 yards, but the drive stalled at the UNC 17 and a 34-yard field goal from Bosher made it a 10-6 game with 10 1/2 minutes left in the first half.

After holding North Carolina to a three-and-out, Miami took the ball 55 yards in nine plays and took a 13-10 lead when Harris tossed a six-yard score to LaRon Byrd.

The Hurricanes extended their lead on their first touch of the second half as a nine-play drive was finished on a 24-yard touchdown catch by Travis Benjamin from Harris for a 19-10 lead as the extra point was missed.

Later in the third, Miami took a 26-10 lead as Harris and Leonard Hankerson connected on a 19-yard score to finish a seven-play, 67-yard march.

Berry punched the ball into the end zone from two yards out with just over nine minutes to play to make it a 33-10 game.

Game Notes

North Carolina hosts William & Mary next Saturday...The Hurricanes play at Virginia next Saturday...The Tar Heels had won the previous three games and still lead the series, 8-6...Benjamin finished the game with four catches for 67 yards...Miami controlled the ball for over 34 minutes.

10/24 01:57:40 ET


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