In front of 9,000 fans, Miami took care of what mattered most and kept hope alive to make it to the ACC Championship Game. But the Canes (4-1, 3-1 ACC) have items to take care of before taking the field next.
While it wasn’t a dominating performance by any means, the No. 13 ranked Miami Hurricanes managed to pull out a 31-19 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers Saturday afternoon.
There are no two teams in college football that need a win this weekend more than Pittsburgh and Miami.
Largely sealing the win for the Browns was a fourth quarter interception of Phillip Rivers by safety Sheldrick Redwine, his first professional interception.
"It wasn’t like we were throwing into double coverage all night. We lost every one-on-one battle there was. We will have to be creative to help our guys free up and get some completions and get some things to get us going," Lashlee said.
There were isolated highlights, but the nation saw that the Canes (3-1, 2-1 ACC) have a great deal of work to do before returning to college football’s elite.
If the deafening sound of the Clemson fans cheering, albeit a significantly reduced crowd, is indicative of anything, it’s that Clemson is that good.
The Miami Hurricanes face the No. 1 ranked Clemson Tigers at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Follow along with our live scoring summary and analysis below:
"Clemson has been the standard for the last several years," Miami offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said. "They’ve earned everything they’ve been given and the respect that they have, they’ve earned it."
“I remember scoring my first touchdown as a Hurricane in Hard Rock, and today I got my first carry as a Seahawk in Hard Rock, so it came back around full circle,” Homer said after the game.
A trio of former Canes stood out for the Chicago Bears in their come from behind 30-26 win at the Atlanta Falcons Sunday.
After a 52-10 win over Florida State last Saturday, one of the most lopsided victories between Miami and Florida State in the history of the rivalry, the Hurricanes claim their highest ranking since preseason of 2018, where they were ranked No. 8 heading into the season.