Sunday, September 27, 2009


Evidently, the anointment of the Canes as the next big thing was a bit premature. In addition, the boys in maroon orange continue to do what they do best – play good defense and special teams and mix in enough big plays on offense to win impressively.

It helps that running back Ryan Williams is clearly the real deal.

Miami, ranked in the top 10 for the first since 2005, had a chance to take a commanding lead in the ACC's Coastal Division, Virginia Tech (3-1, 1-0 ACC), Miami's third consecutive ranked opponent, was having none of that.

Miami (2-1, 2-1) had given Harris all kinds of time to pass while beating Florida State and Georgia Tech to start 2-0. That wasn’t the case on Saturday in the pouring rain in Blacksburg.
After saying this week he looked forward to playing in front of a hostile crowd, Harris fumbled as he was being sacked on his fifth play, setting up a Hokies touchdown, and his day never got much better.

Williams' 2-yard run 5:14 into the game capped an 11-yard drive for Virginia Tech.

Harris finished 9-for-25 for 150 yards and was sacked three times.

Harris threw an interception that set up another score and pushed the Hokies lead to 31-7 lead. By then the fans who had braved the horrid conditions wanted to stay and enjoy every minute.

Virginia Tech also took the wraps off Tyrod Taylor, and he combined with Williams for most of the Hokies 272 rushing yards on the rain-soaked turf at sold-out Lane Stadium.

Williams ran for 150 yards, and Taylor finished with 75.

In the second quarter, Virginia Tech’s special team blocked their 63rd punt of the Frank Beamer era.


Game over.

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