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4-4, 3rd in ACC - Atlantic

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse coach Dino Babers was the last one out of the locker room onto the bus. About resilient quarterback Eric Dungey he said, "That guy is something else."

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Miami survives test from Syracuse (0:37)
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No. 8 Miami survives Syracuse test, beats Orange 27-19

Malik Rosier threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns, and Travis Homer's 33-yard touchdown run with 2:48 left helped No. 8 Miami defeat upset-minded Syracuse 27-19 on Saturday as the Hurricanes extended their winning streak to 11 games.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami has certainly not made anything look easy, but the Hurricanes are 6-0 after their third straight game came down to making big plays in the fourth quarter. Syracuse valiantly refused to give up, and Eric Dungey deserves credit for bringing his team back and making it game that went to the wire.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Travis Homer's longest run against Syracuse came at the most important time: His 33-yard touchdown gave Miami a 27-19 lead late in the game. The Hurricanes have had a tough time all afternoon getting anything going in the ground game, so that had to be especially rewarding.

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Homer rushes 33 yards to the house (0:44)
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Dungey hits the defender with a flying knee (0:18)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami's last two games have come down to the wire in the fourth quarter. In those two, the Hurricanes had to come back to win. But against Syracuse, they have to prove they can hold on to a lead, up 20-19 against a surging Orange squad.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite being outplayed for large portions of the game, Syracuse now has a chance to take its first lead midway through the fourth quarter. The Hurricanes just failed on a fourth-down attempt to give the Orange this huge opportunity.

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Rosier connects with Thomas for 48-yard TD (1:00)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite all the turnovers and mistakes, Syracuse is only down one score to Miami headed into the fourth quarter. The Orange have gotten a big boost from their run game, including crucial runs from Eric Dungey in the third quarter.

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Neal responds with an Orange TD (0:38)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami is one of the best rushing teams in the ACC but it's been a real struggle to get anything going against Syracuse. The Orange have done a great job bottling up running lanes, holding running back Travis Homer to just 2.8 yards per carry.

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Babers: 'Excited about what we can do in the second half' (0:26)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Impressive performance by Miami's defense so far against a Syracuse offense that had Clemson on its heels. The Canes allowed just three points, 137 yards and seven pass completions (on 22 attempts) in the first half.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

On the flip side, Syracuse has to be thrilled that it only is down 13-3 after the worst first half Eric Dungey has played this season. If he cuts down on the mistakes and the Orange continue to convert on third down, they could get back in it.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami has absolutely dominated Syracuse, but the Hurricanes only lead by 10 at halftime. Two big reasons why: the Hurricanes have managed just 10 points off four Syracuse turnovers, and their receivers had crucial drops that ended drives.

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Miami getting good use of 'turnover chain' against Syracuse (1:02)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Dungey came into the game against Miami with four interceptions. He has now thrown four in the first half against the Hurricanes. Michael Jackson has two of them.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Potentially tough news for Syracuse: leading receiver Steve Ishmael has been taken to the locker room after landing hard on his left side following an incompletion in the end zone.

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Miami wears the turnover chain again after Dungey throws his 3rd pick (0:53)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

The turnover chain is getting a workout today. Early in the 2Q, Eric Dungey has already thrown three interceptions, and the Miami defense is utterly frustrating the Orange QB one week after he upended Clemson.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Dungey has thrown three interceptions in 17 minutes against Miami, and Syracuse looks nothing like the team that shocked Clemson last week. The Orange have not only struggled on offense, they haven't been able to slow Miami's offense, either.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami's leading receiver against Syracuse? It's tight end Chris Herndon, who already has six catches and a touchdown and has found ways to get open on a Syracuse defense that has struggled in coverage.

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Rosier finds Johnson in the end zone (0:16)

Team Stats

Passing Yards318.314th
Rushing Yards144.788th
Points For31.350th
Points Against24.356th