Canes Win Again, Now 5-1

The #7 Miami Hurricanes (5-1) put up 27 points in the first quarter en route to a 34-3 victory over Temple (0-7). It was a bittersweet victory as the Hurricanes did not score the final 42 minutes of the game against a team that was ranked 115th in scoring defense coming into the game giving up 49.5 points a contest.

Sinorice Moss scored on the second offensive play of the game for the Hurricanes. Moss took a screen pass from Kyle Wright and raced up the Miami sideline for a 92-yard touchdown, the second longest in school history.

Moss finished with three catches for 122 yards.

After a three-and-out Temple was forced to punt. Temple punter Mike McLaughlin shanked the directional punt for just a 5-yard gain to give the Hurricanes excellent field position at the Temple 34-yardline. Three plays later, Miami scored its second touchdown of the game.

Wright found tight end Greg Olsen over the middle for a 21-yard touchdown as Olsen caught the ball in the endzone. Kicker Jon Peattie missed the extra point, which breaks the longest string in the NCAA as Miami converted on 131 straight extra points.

Then it was Devin Hester's turn. Hester did what Hester does. He returned a punt for a touchdown from 48 yards out. After receiving the punt, Hester juked, spun, changed fields, and then raced by the punter for the touchdown.

Still in the first quarter, Olsen scored his second touchdown of the game on a middle screen, that was implemented this week in practice. Olsen was excited about the play during the week and it worked during the game. The 8-yard pass was Wright's third touchdown pass of the game.

Ryan Moore joined the touchdown party in the second quarter as he caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Wright. Wright saw the cornerback play off of Sinorice Moss so he checked off and called an out for Moss. Moss ran the out and Moore came across the field from the other side. As another corner jumped the out pattern by Moss, Wright scrambled for time then found Moore in the back of the endzone.

After a fumble by Wright, the Owls recovered the ball with excellent field position at the Miami 22-yardline. After missing a 53-yard field goal on the previous position, Ryan Lux converted on the 40-yard attempt to put the Owls on the scoreboard with 1:01 left in the second quarter.

Following the fumble, Wright suffered a thumb injury on his throwing hand that forced him into the lockerroom to have it looked at. According to the Miami sidelines, it was considered a right thumb sprain.

Wright finished 9-for-10 passing for 196 yards and four touchdowns.

The Hurricanes led 34-3 at halftime and it remained that way through the entire second half as a number of backups were on the field.

Back-up quarterback Kirby Freeman was 7-for-11 with 121 yards.

The ground game never got on track as the Hurricanes rushed for 34 yards on 33 carries.

Miami hosts Georiga Tech on October 22 at 12:00 noon.

Christopher Stock is a Senior Writer & Assistant Editor with CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him a

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