Miami Rides Crawford To Win At North Carolina

Halloween is just around the corner and Kenan Stadium fittingly remains a horror show for Miami quarterbacks.

Former Hurricane signal callers Kyle Wright and Jacory Harris each had forgettable four-interception performances in Chapel Hill, and tonight Stephen Morris joined that dubious club, minus the disastrous final result.

Miami’s offense was supposed to go as far as its senior quarterback took it this season. Instead, a cornerback turned second-string running back stole the show in this Thursday night showdown, with Dallas Crawford leading the Hurricanes to a miraculous 27-23 comeback victory.

Morris, a one-time Heisman Trophy contender, was off all game. The senior quarterback overthrew receivers from the get-go and was a turnover machine. Morris’ lack of consistency was just enough to keep North Carolina in the game, convincing a rowdy Tar Heels crowd that an upset could be in the making.

Instead, there was a next-man-up mentality as Crawford took over for Miami.

Stepping in for the sensational Duke Johnson—who tore off on a 59-yard run on his fourth carry of the night before being sidelined in the first quarter—Crawford immediately picked up the slack and amassed 137 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with :16 remaining.

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2 thoughts on “Miami Rides Crawford To Win At North Carolina

  1. Once again, adjustments are made during the game, that enable the Canes to rally. This is an excellent trend in the right direction! (although, not in straight line fashion) I still can’t figure out that beaner Stephen threw!

  2. I will say that during much of the first half, we looked like the 2012 Miami team and that’s not a good thing. The 2013 version found a way to gut it out with timely plays on defense and special teams, along with great OL and running game (no more delayed counters please). We found a way to win, and that shows growth especially in a stadium we have struggled in.

    I don’t normally have a problem with people not giving us credit, but I have a big issue with this Heather Dinich ‘ESPN ACC blogger’. She went on TV and blasted us saying she was dropping us out of her Top Ten voting ballet. That shows me she shouldn’t be voting. Did she not see we lost our two most important weapons in the first half yet still came back to win on the road? I mean this chick is supposed to be an ACC writer yet doesn’t stand up for a team within her conference when the other commentators are talking junk about a winning team. She doesn’t have to blindly defend us, but don’t lead the charge to tear us down. We are still 6-0 so show some respect and give us some credit.

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