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100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #81 Vegas Franklin Fumble Recovery Touchdown Against Virginia Tech 2005

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In a primetime showdown against Virginia Tech in 2005, a defensive score by Miami secured the win.

Boston College Golden Eagles v Miami Hurricanes Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images

During the 2005 season, the Hurricanes bounced back following an opening week loss to the Seminoles to win eight straight games. One of those victories came in Blacksburg against Marcus Vick and the third-ranked Hokies.

As underdogs, Miami came out hot, with Kyle Wright and Tyrone Moss leading the offensive attack. On the other side of the ball, the Canes defense had Vick under pressure all night and kept the Hokies out of the endzone for most of the ballgame.

Towards the end of the third quarter, the Hurricanes defense gave Tech and the rowdy crowd at Lane Stadium the dagger.

The touchdown by Vegas Franklin all but ended any sort of comeback effort that Frank Beamer’s team had in mind, and secured a huge win for Miami.