Canes beat up on North Carolina

The Hurricanes turned in an impressive performance on Saturday night, defeating former coach Butch Davis and his North Carolina Tar Heels by the score of 33-10.

The game didn't start the way Miami wanted. After a punt on the opening series, North Carolina drove the ball 78 yards to the Miami two before settling for a field goal. Jacory Harris then came out and threw an interception on Miami's second offensive series.

With UNC going in for a two possession lead, Sean Spence made a huge play by knocking the ball out of the UNC's player's hand at the one yard line and into the hands of Vaughn Telemaque.

North Carolina's Johnny White raced almost 80 yards for the game's first touchdown early in the second quarter to give the Tar Heels a 10-3 lead. That's the last time the Tar Heels would light up their side of the scoreboard.

Jacory Harris threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns -- one each to Leonard Hankerson, LaRon Byrd, and Travis Benjamin.

Damien Berry went over 100 yards for the fourth straight game and scored the game's final touchdown. Miami's defense held North Carolina to under 300 yards of offense. Allen Bailey finished the game with 3.5 sacks for Miami.

The win was Miami's most impressive one of the season. It was Randy Shannon's first over his former boss, Butch Davis. It puts the Canes at 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the ACC.

Miami will travel to Virginia next weekend to take on the Cavs in another crucial conference game for the Canes.


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