NCAAF Game Recap - Virginia at Miami (FL)
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

Ala
47
TxAM
28
F
FlaSt
14
Clem
45
F
SCar
20
UGA
17
F(1OT)
Fla
28
LSU
42
F
Okla
34
Tex
27
F
MSU
0
Wisc
38
F
USC
27
ND
30
F
PSU
17
Iowa
12
F
Colo
3
Oreg
45
F
Hawaii
37
Boise
59
F
Utah
52
OreSt
7
F
Mich
42
Ill
25
F
WaSt
34
AzSt
38
F
Lou
62
Wake
59
F
UVA
9
MiaFL
17
F
TxTch
30
Bayl
33
F(1OT)
Mem
28
Temp
30
F
Cin
38
Hou
23
F
App
17
ULLaf
7
F
Syr
10
NCSt
16
F
ULMon
24
TxSt
14
F
ColSt
35
NM
21
F
MiaOH
16
WestMI
38
F
Toled
7
BGSU
20
F
MisSt
10
Tenn
20
F
MD
14
Purd
40
F
Rut
0
Ind
35
F
GATec
23
Duke
41
F
Ball
29
E Mi
23
F
OD
17
Marsh
31
F
NMSt
28
C Mi
42
F
NIU
39
Ohio
36
F
Kent
26
Akr
3
F
BYU
23
SoFL
27
F
UConn
7
Tul
49
F
SJSU
38
Nev
41
F
UNLV
34
Vand
10
F
IASt
38
WVU
14
F
URI
17
VaTec
34
F
MidTN
13
FlAtl
28
F
GASt
31
CoCar
21
F
UAB
33
UTSA
14
F
Fres
24
AF
43
F
Army
8
W Ky
17
F
NorTx
27
SMiss
45
F
Miss
27
Mizzu
38
F
UMass
21
LaTec
69
F
Char
23
FLInt
48
F
Navy
45
Tuls
17
F
Neb
7
Minn
34
F
Ark
20
KY
24
F
Wyo
22
SDSU
26
F
Wash
51
Ariz
27
F

Oct 11, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(20) Virginia (4-2)

0

3

0

6

9

Miami (FL) (3-3)

7

0

0

10

17

Miami holds off No. 20 Virginia 17-9 for 1st ACC win
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:44 AM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Miami used its backup quarterback and a kicker who had not seen game action since high school three years ago.

And the Hurricanes might have saved their season.

N'Kosi Perry threw for a touchdown on the opening drive and ran for another with 2:31 remaining, Turner Davidson was 3 for 3 on kicks to at least temporarily solve a Miami problem at that position, and the Hurricanes knocked off No. 20 Virginia 17-9 on Friday night.

"I think the neatest thing about our team this year is that we just don't panic," Miami coach Manny Diaz said. "When things are going poorly, our guys get back out there and continue to fight again."

Deejay Dallas caught the touchdown pass for Miami (3-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), plus rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries. Pat Bethel blocked a field goal for Miami and K.J. Osborn caught four passes for 60 yards.

The win kept the Hurricanes from falling to 0-3 in conference play - any conference - for what would have been the first time in school history. Perry, playing in place of injured starter Jarren Williams, finished 16 of 27 for 182 yards.

"Virginia is a tough nut to crack on defense," Diaz said.

Bryce Perkins connected on his first nine passes and finished 24 for 41 for 244 yards for Virginia (4-2, 2-1). The Cavaliers entered ranked, yet were still 2 1/2-point underdogs at kickoff.

And apparently, those oddsmakers saw this coming.

Brian Delaney made three field goals for the Cavaliers, who were looking for their first 3-0 ACC start since 2007. They're now tied with North Carolina for first place in the Coastal Division, and could be joined there by Duke if the Blue Devils beat Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Virginia has managed only 12 points - all off field goals - in its last six quarters.

"Red zone," Perkins said. "We've got to score in the red zone. That's plain and simple. We had multiple drives to the red zone and not a single touchdown. So that's on us. That's on the offense. Defense did its job holding the pillar, and we didn't do ours."

Miami went 78 yards in 11 plays on the game's first possession, with Dallas taking a short pass from Perry and rumbling the rest of the way for a 17-yard score. The Hurricanes' next six drives went nearly nowhere - 33 yards on 23 plays, all six possessions ending in punts.

But the defense more than did its part. Virginia got inside the Miami 30 on six separate possessions, and came away with only the three field goals. Particularly costly: a blocked field goal in the second quarter and a fumble in the third quarter.

"Those two opportunities that we didn't capitalize on hurt our team," Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall said.

And Miami finally got moving in the fourth, getting 147 of its 265 total yards on its final two drives - turning them into a field goal and Perry's straight-ahead 3-yard keeper for a score.

"What changed today is that the team that made the plays in the fourth quarter was the Miami Hurricanes," Diaz said.

THE TAKEAWAY

Virginia: CB Bryce Hall, a preseason All-American and the national leader in pass breakups last season with 22, was taken off on a cart in the second quarter after a lower leg injury. He was hurt in punt coverage and the injury was quickly placed in an air cast, after trainers initially covered it with towels to shield others from seeing the severity. That will be a major blow to the Cavaliers.

Miami: Davidson won the kicker job for the night in warmups over two-year starter Bubba Baxa, who missed a critical extra point that would have given Miami a late lead last week against Virginia Tech. Baxa missed three field goals of 30 yards or less so far this year, plus two PATs. Davidson last kicked in a game Nov. 11, 2016, making a field goal for San Antonio's Ronald Reagan High. Miami defensive back Trajan Bandy was asked if he knew the kicker's name before Friday night and said "I definitely did not" - then clarified Saturday morning by saying he thought the question was about Delaney, Virginia's kicker.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Virginia will likely fall from the AP Top 25 when the next poll is released Sunday, ending a run of five consecutive appearances. Virginia hasn't had an appearance streak of six weeks or more since a 21-poll run spanning the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

YARDLESS SCORING DRIVE

Joe Reed had a 72-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter to get Virginia deep into Miami territory, but the Cavaliers settled for a field goal after what became a seven-play, zero-yard drive.

ODD SERIES

Miami safety Amari Carter was ejected for targeting in the third quarter, meaning he'll miss the first half of next week's game against Georgia Tech. When Virginia's offense lined up to resume play, Carter was still on the field - earning him another penalty for an illegal substitution.

UP NEXT

Virginia: Host Duke on Oct. 19, Virginia's first home game since Sept. 21.

Miami: Host Georgia Tech on Oct. 19, ending a five-game homestand.

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Passing

UVA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Perkins 41 24 58.5 0 244 49 0 75.7
MiaFL Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
N. Perry 27 16 59.3 1 182 35 0 91.9

Rushing

UVA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
W. Taulapapa 8 27 3.4 13 0
B. Perkins 17 27 1.6 13 0
MiaFL Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Dallas 13 63 4.8 17 0
N. Perry 9 18 2.0 11 1

Receiving

UVA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
H. Dubois 7 93 13.3 49 0
T. Jana 4 39 9.8 12 0
MiaFL Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Osborn 4 60 15.0 27 0
B. Jordan 2 48 24.0 35 0

Fumbles

UVA F FL
B. Perkins 1 0

Returning

UVA KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Reed 3 37.3 0 72 0 - 0 0
B. Kemp IV 0 - 0 0 3 6.0 0 19
MiaFL KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Thomas 1 21.0 0 21 0 - 0 0

Punting

UVA Punt Yds Avg LgPu
N. Griffin 3 133 44.3 47
MiaFL Punt Yds Avg LgPu
L. Hedley 6 275 45.8 51

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

UVA MiaFL
Points For 9 17
Total Yards 318 265
Rushing Yards 74 83
Passing Yards 244 182
Passing Completions / Attempts 24/41 16/27
Turnovers 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 0/0
First Downs 21 14
Penalties - Yards 3/20 4/24
Time Of Possession 19:19 41:41
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 9/18 2/10
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 3/44 6/46

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter UVA MiaFL
MiaFL 6:05 TD DeeJay Dallas 17 yd pass from N'Kosi Perry (Turner Davidson kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter UVA MiaFL
UVA 15:00 FG Brian Delaney 25 yd FG 3 7
3rd Quarter UVA MiaFL
No scores this quarter
4th Quarter UVA MiaFL
UVA 0:32 FG Brian Delaney 21 yd FG 6 7
MiaFL 4:54 FG Turner Davidson 19 yd FG 6 10
UVA 7:21 FG Brian Delaney 44 yd FG 9 10
MiaFL 12:29 TD N'Kosi Perry 3 yd run (Turner Davidson kick) 9 17

Game Information

Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Attendance: 54,538
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