Found October 26, 2013 on CaneInsider:
Saturday was Al Golden’s first game as head coach of the Miami Hurricanes that the NCAA investigation was not looming over his head. It was supposed to be a fairly easy, carefree game for the No 7 team in the country. It was anything but. In the second thriller in a row, the Hurricanes won in the last minute of the game. Duke Johnson scored a 1-yard touchdown run with less than a minute on the clock to defeat the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 24-21 at SunLife Stadium. The Hurricanes were behind until the middle of the fourth quarter. They took their first lead 17-14 when Johnson scored his first touchdown, four yards. The drive consisted of strictly rushing plays because Stephen Morris was inconsistent up to that point. The Demon Deacons struck back with a 44-yard touchdown pass from Tanner Price to Dominique Gibson, from Belle Glade, Florida. Miami, just like their last-minute win over North Carolina, would have the last say. The Hurricanes (7-0) marched down the field. Johnson appeared to have scored from the five-yard line, but officials ruled him out at the one. The next play, he easily punched the ball into the end zone. Antonio Crawford had the game-sealing interception when Wake Forest had a final drive with under a minute left to play. The Demon Deacons (4-4) dominated the first half. Miami only had three plays in the first quarter. As expected, Wake Forest ruled the day with their passing game. Tanner Price went 25-of-45 with 302 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Campanaro had 10 catches for 88 yards and a touchdown. Wake Forest only had 59 rushing yards. Jimmy Gaines and Denzel Perryman led the team with six tackles each. Perryman had a huge hit in the first quarter. The Miami defense woke up towards the end of the game. Rayshawn Jenkins had four tackles and helped to cover Campanaro. Antonio Crawford and Tracy Howard had consecutive plays in the fourth quarter where they each batted down a pass. Stephen Morris went 17-of-28 with one touchdown, a 35-yard strike to Herb Waters in the second quarter. Waters led the team with four catches for 47 yards. Clive Walford and Stacy Coley each had an incredible catch. Johnson and Dallas Crawford kept the Canes rolling even when Morris overthrew his targets on key plays. Johnson had a career-high 30 carries for 169 yards, his third 100-yard rushing game of the season and seventh of his career. Crawford, after last week’s heroics, had seven touches for 35 yards and gave Johnson some much needed breathing time. Wake Forest’s defense was stiff, but lost composure as the game went on. Ryan Janvion, from Pembroke Pines, led the team with 14 tackles, but had three penalties: two facemask calls and a pass interference that gave Miami a free first down on their game-winning drive. Miami’s next game is away at No. 2 Florida State. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 2. The post Miami Hurricanes Survive Another Storm, Beat Wake Forest 24-21 appeared first on CaneInsider | Miami Hurricanes Athletics and Recruiting.
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