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Miami, Florida State look to get ground games going

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The running game has been an important factor in the Miami-Florida State series. In the past 30 meetings between the Sunshine State rivals, the team with the most rushing yards has won 22 times. It will likely be a determining factor again on Saturday when the 13th-ranked Hurricanes visit the Seminoles.

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SEC faces strong challenges as college football’s top dog

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When LSU’s Ed Orgeron matter of factly declared the SEC as “the best conference in the United States,” he was mostly preaching to the choir in the league’s backyard. But the Southeastern Conference’s once-undisputed status as college football’s top league is facing strong challenges from both the ACC and Big Ten despite Alabama’s best efforts.

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Miami seeks to end long bowl losing streak in Russell Athletic Bowl

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The Russell Athletic Bowl, one of three to be played in Orlando, features two well-known football programs. The five-time national champion Miami Hurricanes of the ACC, will face the West Virginia Mountaineers of the Big 12, ranked 14th in the number of all-time victories in major college football. The 2016 Hurricanes can be entertaining, but do not resemble the speedy – and brash – teams that won five titles between 1983 and 2001. Miami fans will swear to this day…

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Hurricanes smack Cavaliers to become bowl eligible

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Saturday’s game between Virginia and Miami did not finish like it started. The Hurricanes rocked the Cavaliers 34-14, but had to recover after the worst possible start. On Miami’s first play from scrimmage, Quarterback Brad Kaaya was picked off by Micah Kiser at the Miami 18. Five plays later the Cavaliers were in the end zone and had a 7-0 lead. Kaaya was able to shake it off and the Hurricanes led 17-14 at half time. The second half started…

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Hurricanes end losing streak with convincing win over Pitt

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No Miami team over the last 40 years had lost five straight games. Thanks to Saturday’s 51-28 win over Pittsburgh at Hard Rock Stadium, the Hurricanes made sure that inglorious statistic would not apply to this year’s team. After four consecutive losses, Miami came into Saturday’s game as a four-point favorite to end the streak. Thanks to a balanced offense and some key defensive plays, they got the job done. Quarterback Brad Kaaya had a huge game, throwing for 356…

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Hurricanes’ comeback goes for naught as they fall to Notre Dame

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By the end of the first quarter of Saturday’s game between Miami and Notre Dame, few could have imagined the game could come down to the final play. That is exactly what happened with Notre Dame making that final play and coming away with a 30-27 victory over the Hurricanes in South Bend, Ind. The Irish jumped on Miami quickly, taking a 17-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. The lead stretched to 20-0 before the Hurricanes got…

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Virginia Tech hands Hurricanes their third straight loss

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The Miami Hurricanes are officially in a funk. On Thursday night they were routed by the Virginia Tech Hokies, 37-16 in Blacksburg, Va. Miami has either not recovered from the disappointing home loss to Florida State two weeks ago, or perhaps their competition in the first four games did not provide a stern enough test. Perhaps Coach Mark Richt and his staff felt the program’s turnaround might be ahead of schedule. The domination suffered by the Hurricanes on Thursday shows…

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