Yellow Jackets sting Hurricanes
Hold off on Miami's return to national prominence. The Hurricanes ran into a huge roadblock: Georgia Tech's triple-option offense.
The Yellow Jackets ran No. 23 Miami ragged in a game that could have moved the onetime powerhouse to the cusp of playing for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and a spot in a major bowl. Georgia Tech piled up 472 yards on the ground - the second most ever allowed by the Hurricanes - in a 41-23 rout last night in Atlanta.
Jonathan Dwyer had 128 yards on just 10 first-half carries, including a 58-yard touchdown. By the end, the Hurricanes (7-4, 4-3) could do little more than huddle around heaters, outclassed in their first game as a ranked team in more than two years.
Georgia Tech (8-3, 5-3) takes over first in the convoluted Coastal Division, but the Yellow Jackets will need some help because three other contenders would win a tiebreaker. Still, it was an impressive display by an offense that piled up the most rushing yards ever on the Hurricanes other than a 536-yard effort by Auburn in 1944.