Miami comes from behind to beat Virginia

by Gary Shelton on November 19, 2017 · 0 comments

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Sunday, 2 a.m.

The University of Miami, a week after one of their biggest wins, seemed to be on their way to one of its most disappointing defeats.

And once again, a turnover made all the difference. Chain and all.

The Hurricanes trailed Virginia by two touchdowns in the first half. Defensive back Jaquan Johnson sparked a comeback with a 30-yard interception return, and the Hurricanes slowly took over. They scored the final 30 points of the game in a 44-28 victory..

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"We had some special teams issues, we had some defensive issues, we had some offensive issues, but the thing we didn’t have was a heart issue,” coach Mark Richt said. “Everybody played with all their heart and we didn’t have an issue with belief and team unity when things weren’t looking too great. That’s the thing I probably appreciate the most about this team.”

Malik Rosier threw for three touchdowns for the Hurricanes.

Virginia's Kurt Benkert threw for 384 yards and four touchdowns. But Virginia ran for only 55 yards.

Miami closes out its regular season schedule Friday at Pitt. The Hurricanes play in the ACC title game the week after.

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