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Wrapping it Up: Miami Football Vs Virginia Tech Highlights, Notes

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Taking a look back at the big plays, plus more info on the game.

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'Canes fans have not likely been this happy in a long time.

Last night's resounding 30-6 victory was arguably the best performance by a Miami team in the Al Golden era (I put the UF game last season a distant second).

Let's sum it all up.

First the highlights (ACC Digital):

Additional News and Notes:

  • Miami outgained Virginia Tech 456-262, including a 364-120 advantage on the ground.
  • Miami forced Virginia Tech into three second half fumbles. Entering last night’s game, Virginia Tech had only lost three fumbles all year.
  • With the win, Miami improves to 19-13 all-time against Virginia Tech and 6-7 in Blacksburg.
  • Junior running back Duke Johnson notched his 13th career 100-yard rushing game and fourth consecutive 100-yard game, as he ran for  a career-high 249 yards.
  • Gus Edwards’ 117 yards were also a career high.
  • Senior linebacker Denzel Perryman led the team with 11 tackles, tying his second-highest total this season.
  • Nantambu Fentress set a career high with nine tackles.
  • The D recorded 2 sacks on the night, one each for Anthony Chickillo and Jermaine Grace.
  • Miami was 7-15 on third down conversions, and held VT to just 3-12.
  • UM also controlled time of possession, holding the ball for 35:08 to just 24:52 for the Hokies.
  • Justin Vogel pinned VT inside the 20 3 times, including twice inside the 10.

Much more coverage on the big win and all things 'Canes through out the day here on State of the U.