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Miami Hurricanes Jacory Harris vs Duke 2009

Miami Hurricanes Jacory Harris vs Duke 2009

The Miami Hurricanes are en route to a 10 – 3 season. Thanks to the win against Duke last weekend. They have also gone up in the BCS Standings and Polls. These are the Miami Hurricanes Football News that we all like to read about after the Canes’ terrible outing against North Carolina two weeks ago.

Miami defeated Duke 34 – 16 last weekend. After which, two players, Jacorry Harris and Darryl Sharpton earned ACC honors for their performance in that match.

Harris played well indeed, with an injured right thumb and all. He had 348 yards and two touchdowns in the match. He even threw for a career high 28 passes in the first half alone.

Sharpton also had an inspiring game. The linebacker returned an interception for a touchdown. A 73 yard interception return on his last home game.

Noteworthy highlight of the match, however, is the performance of Damien Berry.

Miami Hurricanes Damien Berry vs Duke 2009Buy Miami Hurricanes Apparel

Miami Hurricanes Damien Berry vs Duke 2009

Power running back Damien Berry stepped up to carry the ball 10 times on UM’s 15-play scoring drive to open the fourth quarter and capped it with a two-yard TD run. He ended the game with 76 yards on 16 carries. He even had the crowd chanting his name through out the third quarter and during that drive. Here is a player that probably should be given a little bit more playing time.

At the polls, Miami has risen up somewhat. In the AP poll, the Miami Hurricanes rose from No. 21 to No. 19. They also went up from No. 24 to No. 21 in the Coaches’ poll. The BCS Standings puts them at No. 17th from 20th. Miami is also ranked 14th in the nation by the BCS computers.

A 10 – 3 season is certainly possible for the Canes. Of course they will have to win all their remaining matches. No more bad outing in the likes of the North Caroline game. Miami is no longer in the race for any title this year. No National Championship. No ACC title. A bowl game is still in the cards, however. 10 – 3 is really not that bad. It’s an improvement over last year’s not so mediocre 7 – 6 season.

Next on the Miami Hurricane Football schedule is the University of South Florida. Miami travels to Tampa for the first time since 1974 to end the 2009 regular season schedule. This is just the second time the two teams meet. Miami will be playing for the first time at the Raymond James Stadium.

Go Canes!

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