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            === Morris throws 3 TDs as Miami downs Georgia Tech ===
 Miami,  FL (  - Stephen Morris had three touchdown passes as
 No. 14 Miami-Florida took a 45-30 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday.
 Morris  was  17-for-22 for 324 yards  and two interceptions, while Allen Hurns
 caught  four  passes for  108 yards and  a score for  the Hurricanes (5-0, 1-0
 ACC), who got 184 yards on 22 carries from Duke Johnson.
 Dallas Crawford had a pair of touchdown runs in the fourth quarter to seal the
 "This  was  a big  win,"  said  Crawford. "It's  a  conference  game but  more
 importantly,  to  see our team fight  back, to see our defense force turnovers
 and our offense fight back, that's what we needed."
 Vad  Lee  had just  63 yards  on 5-of-13  passing and  threw a critical fourth
 quarter  interception for  the Yellow  Jackets  (3-2, 2-2),  who have  dropped
 their  past two  games. David  Sims  had two  touchdowns  and 77  yards on  16
 "Have to give them credit, they made plays," said Georgia Tech head coach Paul
 Johnson.  "When they had to have big plays, they made them. When they tried to
 keep  the  ball away and  run the clock  out, we had  a hard time tackling the
 Holding  a seven-point  edge, Miami saw its  lead cut to one point on a 6-yard
 touchdown  run from  Sims with 10:38 to  play, but the holder bobbled the snap
 and the extra point was no good, making it a 24-23 game.
 The  Hurricanes  came right back down  the field with an 8-play, 66-yard drive
 that saw Crawford punch the ball in from three yards out for a 31-23 advantage
 with 7:15 left.
 The  Jackets  came back down  the field and  got to the  Miami 38, but Lee was
 picked  off by Rayshawn  Jenkins on fourth down and Crawford took a handoff up
 the middle and in from 18 yards out for a 38-23 lead with 1:46 to play.
 Justin  Thomas was then picked off by Ladarius Gunter and he went the distance
 on a 30-yard score for a 45-23 lead.
 Tim  Byerly made  the game  respectable with  a 15-yard  touchdown run  and 10
 seconds showing on the clock to cap the scoring.
 Georgia  Tech  started the  game with  the ball and  held it  for close to six
 minutes on a 12-play, 75-yard drive that saw Sims find the end zone from seven
 yards out for a 7-0 lead.
 Miami  quickly answered  as Morris went deep down the middle and found Phillip
 Dorsett for a 40-yard score.
 The  Yellow Jackets came  right back with an 11-play drive that stalled at the
 Miami  28  with Harrison Butker putting  the ball through the uprights from 45
 yards out for a 10-7 lead with 2:47 left in the first.
 Johnson  fumbled  a carry  on  Miami's  ensuing  possession and  Georgia  Tech
 recovered  near midfield.  Three plays later, Charles Perkins took the ball in
 from 31 yards out for a 17-7 lead with 53 seconds left in the first.
 Miami  cut the deficit to three points with 8:15 to play in the half as Morris
 and  Clive  Walford got together  on a 4-yard  score, and Matt Goudis' 24-yard
 field goal right before the break sent the game into halftime tied.
 The Hurricanes took their first lead of the game late in the third quarter, as
 Morris  sent a pass  to the left for Allen Hurns, who broke a tackle and raced
 into the end zone for a 69-yard score and a 24-17 lead.
                                   Game Notes
 Miami  has won five straight in the series, but Georgia Tech still leads, 10-9
 ...  Georgia Tech controlled the ball for almost 36 minutes, but Miami won the
 yardage  battle  551-392 ... Miami  has off next  week before playing in North
 Carolina on Oct. 17 ... Georgia Tech plays at BYU next Saturday.
 10/05 22:08:49 ET

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