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Saturday, October 3, 2009
Miami looking in September form



Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich


MIAMI -- That deep 38-yard touchdown pass to Travis Benjamin was reminiscent of how Miami started this season -- in jaw dropping fashion. Benjamin was wide open, and Jacory Harris made a perfect throw to him, putting the Hurricanes ahead 21-10.

The players are beating their chests now, and raising their arms to get the already-excited crowd even more riled up here in the third quarter. Harris has regrouped, and aside from a tipped pass and his two interceptions, he's only thrown one incompletion today.

This is how Miami caught the nation's attention in September -- with wins over ranked opponents, and an offense that utilized so many weapons opposing defenses couldn't lock in on any one player. They've made use of their tight ends, running backs and receivers tonight. Eight different Hurricanes had at least one reception in the first half.

It's Miami's third chance to beat a ranked opponent this season, and a 3-1 start in this grueling four-game stretch would be huge for this program. Right now, Miami's got the confidence it needs to hold onto this win. We'll see if it has the discipline to match.