Hurricanes hold off Syracuse to stay unbeaten

by Gary Shelton on October 22, 2017 · 0 comments

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Sunday 1 a.m.

There still may be lingering questions about the Miami Hurricanes and their series of close victories.

In the fourth period, however, no one questions Mark Richt's team.

The Hurricanes ran their record to 6-0 Saturday, holding off a stubborn Syracuse team with a late touchdown to win 27-19. The Hurricanes have won nail-biters over FSU, Georgia Tech and Syracuse. Still, undefeated is undefeated, which means the Hurricanes are rated eighth and would appear to be climbing in the AP Top 20.

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Syracuse had closed to within 20-19 when Travis Homer broke loose for a 33-yard touchdown run to close it out.

Malik Rosier threw for 344 yards to lead the Hurricanes. Both Ahmmon Richards (99 yards) and Chris Herndon (96) came close to 100 yards in receiving.

“We, for some reason, can’t find a way to play really good on both sides of the ball at the same time,” Hurricanes coach Mark Richt said. “We kind of take turns. It’d be nice to be more consistent. You become consistent offensively when you throw and catch like you should. You become consistent when you can convert third downs a little bit better than we have been. We’ve just not been very good at all. We have to continue to work. I think a lot of the times we had opportunities to make plays and didn’t make them.”

Miami travels to North Carolina to play the Tar Heels on Saturday at noon.

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