Originally written on CaneInsider  |  Last updated 10/17/13
Chapel Hill–The Miami Hurricanes got their stiffest test to day and they responded.  Leaving only 16 seconds left on the clock, back up running back scored in the fourth quarter to give Miami a 27-23 lead which would give them the win.  The Hurricanes improved to 6-0, 2-0 in the ACC. The game started out rocky for the Hurricanes as Stephen Morris throw an interception on the team’s first offensive series after Miami’s defense forced a punt.  It was symbolic of the kind of day it would be for Morris and the Hurricanes.  Morris finished the night with four interceptions, the most he’s had in a game in his career. Injuries plagued the Hurricanes early also providing more challenges.  In the first half they lost safety Kacy Rodgers (leg) wide out Phillip Dorsett (knee) and running back Duke Johnson (concussion) for the game.  For their part, North Carolina came out to play.  On a night dubbed ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ the TarHeels came out with a ton of energy and played much better than their 1-4 record would indicate. But it wasn’t enough. The Hurricanes defense stiffened in the fourth quarter as Tracy Howard grabbed his second interception and Tyriq McCord sacked North Carolina quarterback Bryn Renner leading to a punt.  Miami would then take the ball 90 yards down the field for the game winning score.  In addition to the game’s MVP Crawford, Morris was clutch on the last drive as was Eduardo Clements who spelled Carwford for two downs gaining over 20 yards. In the first half the Hurricanes were trailing at the half for the first time all season, 13-17 as North Carolina’s two-quarterback system worked to perfection along with extraordinary tight end Eric Ebron.   The Tar Heels’ big time tight end caught six passes for 144 yards and a touchdown and was key on several first down pick ups for the Heels.  Miami’s defense did much of the heavy lifting in the first half as a Tacy Howard interception and an Aritie Burns blocked field goal which was recovered and returned for a Ladarius Gunter touchdown. Miami kicker Matt Goudis made two field goals, one from 22 and another from 20 yards to add six points to the Hurricanes total of 13 for the half.  Both Bryn Renner and sophomore Marquise Williams each threw a touchdown in the first half. The Miami Hurricanes now head back home to host Wake Forrest on Saturday October 26th in a 12 p.m. contest at Sun Life Stadium. The post Miami Hurricanes Football Survives at North Carolina appeared first on CaneInsider | Miami Hurricanes Athletics and Recruiting.
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