BOWL AWAITS CANES AF­TER WIN

Miami Herald (Sunday) - - Front Page - BY SU­SAN MILLER DEG­NAN sdeg­[email protected]­ami­her­ald.com

Af­ter de­feat­ing Vir­ginia Tech on the road 38-14 on Satur­day, Mi­ami pushed its record to 6-5 and qual­i­fied for a bowl.

BLACKS­BURG, VA.

The Mi­ami Hur­ri­canes found new life Satur­day — de­spite so much seem­ingly go­ing wrong.

Big plays on of­fense, de­fense and spe­cial teams cat­a­pulted the Canes to a 38-14 vic­tory over Vir­ginia Tech, qual­i­fy­ing Mi­ami for a bowl game with its first win since Oct. 6.

“The thing I en­joyed the most was the cel­e­bra­tion in the locker room af­ter­ward with the play­ers and man­agers and train­ers and ev­ery­body in­volved,” Mi­ami coach Mark Richt said. “I had a chance to thank ev­ery­body in the room for hold­ing it to­gether in a very dif­fi­cult time. It’s prob­a­bly the most dif­fi­cult time I’ve been through as a coach.

“And not that ev­ery­thing is rosy and over, but the bleed­ing, we stopped the bleed­ing and got the vic­tory. Our play­ers just stuck to­gether and our coaches did, and I’m re­ally proud of

The Mi­ami Hur­ri­canes de­feated the Vir­ginia Tech Hok­ies on Satur­day in Blacks­burg, Va., snap­ping their four-game los­ing streak and qual­i­fy­ing for a bowl in the process.

MATT GEN­TRY The Roanoke Times

UM quar­ter­back N’Kosi Perry (5) scores on a 1-yard run as Vir­ginia Tech de­fender Khalil Ladler falls on top of him in the end zone in the first half on Satur­day in Blacks­burg, Va. Perry also was 21-of-34 pass­ing for 171 yards and two touch­downs as UM ended a four-game los­ing streak.

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