Scores

Final

Miami (FL) 28

(4-2, 2-1 ACC)

Duke 13

(1-5, 0-3 ACC)

1:00 PM ET, October 16, 2010

Wallace Wade Stadium, DURHAM, NC

1 2 3 4 T
MIA 0 14 14 028
DUKE 3 0 7 313

Top Performers

Passing: J. Harris (MIA) - 224 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Berry (MIA) - 25 CAR, 111 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Hankerson (MIA) - 6 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Miami bounces back as the Hurricanes defense picks apart Duke

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. -- Jacory Harris threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and Miami forced seven turnovers in a 28-13 victory over Duke on Saturday.

Harris was 17 of 34 for 224 yards for the Hurricanes (4-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They bounced back from last week's lopsided loss to rival Florida State by rolling up 448 total yards and shutting down one of the league's top passing offenses.

Vaughn Telemaque picked off two passes, and defensive tackle Micanor Regis returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown for Miami, which intercepted five passes and forced two fumbles.

Sean Renfree was picked off five times and fumbled a snap for Duke (1-5, 0-3). The Blue Devils lost their fifth straight.

Damien Berry rushed for 111 yards, and his 1-yard score in the third put the Hurricanes up 28-10.

Harris threw a 14-yard touchdown to Leonard Hankerson on the first play of the second quarter, dumping the ball off in the flat that allowed the 6-foot-3 wideout do the rest himself, flipping over the goal line to make it 7-3. Those two also hooked up just before halftime on a 33-yard gainer one play before Harris scrambled in untouched from 13 yards out, pushing the lead to 14-3.

The Blue Devils' defense -- the worst in the ACC -- kept them in the game early by stifling three fourth-down conversion attempts in the first half, including a fake punt.

Then again, the Hurricanes could afford to take a few chances with the league's best defense playing like this.

A Miami D that entered ranked No. 4 nationally against the pass harassed Renfree and locked down on the ACC's top two receivers: Duke's Conner Vernon and Donovan Varner who entered averaging 6.8 and 6.2 catches, respectively.

Varner's first catch didn't come until there were 3 minutes left in the half and Duke was down by double figures, and he finished with four catches for 50 yards. while Vernon didn't catch a ball until the fourth quarter. Duke, which averaged 295 yards passing, was held to 187.

Regis thwarted Duke's first possession of the second half when he stepped in front of a Renfree pass and rumbled into the end zone to make it 21-3.

That came after Renfree was picked off three times in the first half. His fumbled snap in the pistol formation led to the Hurricanes' second touchdown. Renfree, who has thrown at least three interceptions in three of five games, finished 18 of 38 for 157 yards for Duke.

The Blue Devils lost their ninth straight against Bowl Subdivision teams and haven't beaten one since winning at Virginia on Oct. 31, 2009.

Technically, Renfree wasn't the starter at quarterback for Duke. A fumble on the opening kickoff gave the Blue Devils the ball at the Miami 8, so they opened with a short-yardage offensive set with Brandon Connette under center. That drive went nowhere -- a clear sign of things to come -- so Duke settled for Will Snyderwine's 25-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead.

Connette scored from 1 yard out midway through the third pulled Duke to 21-10, and Snyderwine converted from 43 yards out with 6:14 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MIA
DUKE
1st Downs2222
Total Yards448292
Passing224187
Rushing224105
Penalties12-904-25
3rd Down Conversions3-127-19
4th Down Conversions0-40-0
Turnovers27
Possession28:0431:56

Passing Leaders

Miami (FL)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harris17/342246.610
DukeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Renfree18/381574.105

Rushing Leaders

Miami (FL)CARYDSAVGTDLG
Berry251114.4114
James88410.5032
DukeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hollingsworth10696.9022
Scott7344.9013

Receiving Leaders

Miami (FL)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Hankerson68013.3133
Benjamin36722.3037
DukeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kelly66010.0013
Varner45012.5021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMIADUKE
FG14:07Will Snyderwine 25 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERMIADUKE
TD14:53Leonard Hankerson 14 Yd Pass From Jacory Harris (Matt Bosher Kick) 73
TD03:58Jacory Harris 13 Yd Run (Matt Bosher Kick) 143
THIRD QUARTERMIADUKE
TD14:11Micanor Regis 22 Yd Interception Return (Matt Bosher Kick) 213
TD09:16Brandon Connette 1 Yd Run (Will Snyderwine Kick) 2110
TD05:28Damien Berry 1 Yd Run (Matt Bosher Kick) 2810
FOURTH QUARTERMIADUKE
FG06:14Will Snyderwine 43 Yd 2813