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Welcome, home. Miami swamps FAMU behind Mark Richt

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It won’t always be this easy. It won’t always be this lopsided.

But for one night, Mark Richt was home, and the domination was back. For a University of Miami fan, that’s all the analysis that anyone needs.

Oh, it was only against FAMU, and the hard times might not be over. But Miami scored 70 in a 70-3 win over the Rattlers. The Hurricanes scored 10 times on their first 12 possessions. Miami did not score in the fourth quarter.

Three running backs – Joe Yearby, Mark Walton and Gus Edwards – all ran for more than 100 yards. Quarterback Brad Kaaya threw for four touchdowns.

Miami outgained FAMU 523-197, including a 373-22 edge on the ground.

“I’ll just say this: I really, really like it here,” said Richt, a 1982 Miami grad. “I like these players. I like this university. I like the vibe of the city. I’m very thankful to be here.”

Miami is home next week against Florida Atlantic.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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