Canes 26, Maryland 20

The Hurricanes were involved in a back-and-forth game with Maryland on Saturday before hanging on for the six point win.

Stephen Morris made his first collegiate start and came up with a 26-20 win over Maryland.

Morris threw for 286 yards and one touchdown. He was picked off twice, one of which was returned for a touchdown, but Morris showed the ability to lead Miami's offense. He got better as the game went along and was at his best when it mattered most. Trailing with about five minutes left in the game, Morris took his team on a game-winning drive that went 82 yards and ended on a 35-yard touchdown pass to Leonard Hankerson.

Travis Benjamin was the team's leading receiver today, catching five balls for 127 yards. His 53-yarder in the first quarter helped set up Miami's initial touchdown.

Lamar Miller, filling in for injured Damien Berry, went for 125 yards on 25 carries along with one touchdown. Mike James added 51 yards on 10 carries and also scored a touchdown.

The Hurricanes were unable to convert extra points following their first two touchdowns but two Matt Bosher field goals kept Miami in the game late.

The Hurricanes ended up with 504 yards of total offense, while Maryland had just 254. The Terps scored its only offensive touchdown on a 42-yard jump ball down the sidelines in the second quarter.

The win puts Miami's record at 6-3 for the season (4-2 in the conference). The Canes will travel to Georgia Tech next Saturday for another key conference game.


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