Miami squashed by Clemson in ACC title game

by Gary Shelton on December 3, 2017 · 10 comments

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Sunday, 2 a.m.

Yay. They got a field goal.

For the Miami Hurricanes, that was at least something. After all, the Hurricanes kicked their field goal with 3:29 to play, and it brought them back to within five touchdowns in a 38-3 loss to Clemson.

Miami felt it had a puncher's chance coming into the ACC

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championship game, but the Miami offense never showed up. UM trailed 14-0 after one period and 38-0 after three.

The Hurricanes threw for only 110 yards and ran for only 104. The Hurricanes averaged just 1.9 yards per rush. Clemson piled up 334 yards in the victory.

“This team did something that's never been done before here at the U,” Mark Richt said following the loss. “This whole rise is a learning process. Certainly tonight, we'll learn some things, we'll understand a little bit better what it might take to become a champion in this league.

It was the second straight loss for Miami after it won its first 10 games of the season.

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