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Miami QB Morris makes school history but Duke leads at half

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Miami took what looked to be a pretty comfortable 17-7 lead in the first quarter but because the Hurricanes have had to settle for a pair of field goals, Duke has managed to stay in the game and has taken a halftime lead to the locker room. Duke leads Miami 21-20 at the half in a pivotal ACC Coastal Division game in Durham.

Miami took a 10-0 lead just six minutes in to the game thanks to a field goal and a 79-yard punt return for a touchdown by Will Monday. Miami quarterback Stephen Morris has been intercepted once but has largely had a positive impact on the game early on. Morris completed 14 of his first 18 pass attempts for 144 yards and a touchdown, a short pass to Herb Waters late in the first quarter to build a 17-7 lead. During the first half Morris became the fourth Miami quarterback to pass for 7,000 career yards. He joins former Miami quarterbacks Gino Torretta (7,690), Jacory Harris (8,826) and Ken Dorsey (9,565)on that list.

Duke has put together three touchdown drives on offense though, each spanning at least 50 yards and two covering 75 yards each. Brandon Connette has rushed for two touchdowns and 31 yards and has completed three of five passes for 37 yards and a touchdown to lead the way for the home team.

With Georgia Tech losing Thursday night at Clemson and Virginia Tech coming up short earlier today against Maryland, the ACC Coastal Division is as wide open as it could be.

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4 Responses to “Miami QB Morris makes school history but Duke leads at half”
  1. pike573 says: Nov 16, 2013 5:46 PM

    If you would have asked me to name the top 4 Miami QBs for yardage, I don’t think those 4 would have been on my list. Kelly, Kosar, Testaverde… I figured one or two of them would have made the list.

  2. realfootballfan says: Nov 16, 2013 5:47 PM

    This is crazy. Miami needs to re-evaluate some things if Duke does beat them, namely their horrible offensive coordinator. For FSU fans who wondered why Jimbo Fisher didn’t allow James Coley to call plays, now you see why. He’s a good recruiter, nothing more, nothing less.

  3. Anoesis says: Nov 16, 2013 7:09 PM

    To complete the run: Miami wasn’t #7 when they lost to FSU, wasn’t #11 when they lost to VT, and is no longer in the top 25 after falling by 18 to Duke.

    The Hurricanes started off ok, leading 17-3 at the end of the first quarter. It was pretty much downhill from there, including getting shut out in the 4th quarter in a one-point game. Congrats to Duke for a well-played game.

  4. scbaby2013 says: Nov 17, 2013 3:59 PM

    Great job duke!!! Beat thug u

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