QB Brock Berlin 22-46, 48%, 245 yards
RB Frank Gore 20 carries, 105 yards, 2 TD, 2 receptions, 36 yards
WR Roscoe Parrish 6 receptions, 93 yards
SS Greg Threat 13 tackles
QB Charlie Whitehurst 21-37, 57%, 258 yards, 1 interception
RB Reggie Merriweather 20 carries, 114 yards, 3 TD, 4 receptions, 24 yards
WR Airese Currie 7 receptions, 128 yards
LB Leroy Hill 7 tackles
Team Rushing Passing Total 1st Downs Miami 38-101 46-245 84-346 21 Clemson 36-113 37-258 73-371 181st QUARTER
The Hurricanes did exactly what they wanted on their first possession of the game. Quarterback Brock Berlin connected on two big plays for gains of 17 and 23 yards. Frank Gore capped the five play, 68-yard drive with a 23-yard touchdown run. The only other score for the Hurricanes in the quarter came off of a 35 yard field goal. The Canes defense looked dominate allowing just 6 rushing yards and 50 passing yards. They had two sacks in the first quarter and only allowed a field goal.
Plays/Yards: Miami 21-139, Clemson 14-56
Score: Miami 10, Clemson 3
Clemson missed two field goals of 43 and 53 yards. With seconds remaining in the half, the Canes scored on a tough 14 yard run by Frank Gore. The drive took eight plays in which the Hurricanes covered 67 yards. Frank Gore led all rushers on 12 carries for 83 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Brock Berlin finished the half 14-of-24 for 138 yards. Parrish led the receivers with three receptions for 34 yards. In the second quarter Hester picked off Whitehurst for his second interception of the year.
Plays/Yards: Miami 24-102, Clemson 14-100
Score: Miami 17, Clemson 3
Clemson established a change in momentum by scoring in the middle of the quarter to cut the Hurricanes lead to 17-10. On 3rd-and-13 Whitehurst completed a 37-yard pass to Currie, which was immediately followed by a 27-yard touchdown burst by Merriweather. The Hurricanes offense could not get into any flow, while the defense struggled to contain Whitehurst who at the end of the quarter threw for 228 yards and was 15-26. Merriweather had 88 yards on 12 carries at the end of the quarter.
Plays/Yards: Miami 16-55, Clemson 19-148
Score: Miami 17, Clemson 10
Clemson carried their offensive momentum to the beginning of the fourth quarter. Clemson stunned Miami with a fourth down conversion on a fake field goal run and later went on to score on a one yard run by Merriweather, tying the game at 17. Miami could not respond to Clemson's late run.
Plays/Yards: Miami 18-25, Clemson 22-56
Score: Miami 17, Clemson 17
The game was sent to overtime. Merriweather scored Clemson's first touchdown of overtime on a one yard run, after a pass interference call against Kelly Jennings. The Canes could not punch the ball in after getting to the 5-yard line. Whitehurst finished the game 21-of-37 for 258 yards. Merriweather ran for 114 yards on 20 carries, while Currie caught 7 passes for 128 yards. Miami was led by Brock Berlin, 22-of-46 for 245 yards, Frank Gore had 20 carries for 105 yards, and Roscoe Parrish recorded six receptions for 93 yards.
Plays/Yards: Miami 5-25, Clemson 4-11
Score: Miami 17, Clemson 24