It was a slow start for the Hurricanes, as Wake Forest got out to a 10-0 first quarter lead thanks to excellent play by senior quarterback Riley Skinner. He connected with freshman fullback Tommy Bohannon for a first quarter score and later had a seven yard run in the first half to give Wake a 17-0 lead early in the second.
That's about when Miami woke up. From that point on the Canes outscored the Decons 28-10. They cut the lead to six by halftime, thanks to a 35-yard touchdown catch by Aldarius Johnson and a three-yard touchdown run by junior running back Damien Berry.
Wake opened the scoring in the third when Skinner hit Chris Givens on a 44-yard touchdown stike, giving Wake a 27-14 lead going into the fourth quarter. Tervaris Johnson and Travis Benjamin each caught fourth quarter touchdown passes from Harris to give the Canes a one-point lead. A last minute drive, led by backup quarterback Ryan McManus, fell short for Wake as their 60-yard field goal attempt on the game's final play was way off.
The Canes won, despite giving up 555 yards of offense to a Wake Forest team that had scored a total of 13 points in their previous two games. Miami got just 26 yards on 21 carries so it wasn't pretty.
Miami is now 3-2 in the conference and plays host to Virginia next Saturday.