Scores

Final/OT

NC State 19

(4-5, 2-3 ACC)

Miami (FL) 16

(5-4, 2-3 ACC)

Coverage: ESPNU

12:00 PM ET, November 3, 2007

1 2 3 4 OT T
NCST 0 7 0 9 319
MIA 3 7 3 3 016

Top Performers

Passing: D. Evans (NCST) - 207 YDS

Rushing: J. James (MIA) - 18 CAR, 103 YDS

Receiving: D. Jenkins (MIA) - 1 REC, 84 YDS, 1 TD

N.C. State 19, Miami 16, OT

Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) -- Steven Hauschka's fourth field goal, a 42-yarder in overtime, lifted surging North Carolina State to a 19-16 win over Miami on Saturday.

Hauschka made three field goals in the final quarter as the Wolfpack (4-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) overcame a 13-7 deficit to win their third straight game -- and give coach Tom O'Brien his first-ever win at the Orange Bowl.

Daniel Evans was 19-for-40 passing for 207 yards for N.C. State, which also got a 27-carry, 89-yard effort from Jamelle Eugene.

Miami kicker Daren Daly missed two field goals, including a 27-yarder on the first possession of overtime.

The Hurricanes (5-4, 2-3) lost despite running 60 times for 314 yards against the ACC's worst run defense. But the Hurricanes simply couldn't pass the ball at all -- Kirby Freeman, playing for the injured Kyle Wright, was 1-for-14 for 84 yards and three interceptions.

Freeman's lone completion was a touchdown pass to Darnell Jenkins that put Miami up 10-0, but the Hurricanes sputtered the rest of the way.

Down 16-13 after Hauschka's 47-yarder with 6:55 left, the Hurricanes ran on the first 15 plays of their final drive of regulation, getting to the N.C. State 10 with 33 seconds left.

Out of timeouts, Miami called two passing plays, but Freeman's attempts toward Sam Shields were both broken up in the end zone.

So Daly kicked a 27-yard field goal with 19 seconds left, sending the game to overtime.

Miami got the ball first, and all six plays were rushes -- including on third-and-10 from the 12. Daly then missed a 27-yarder wide left, and moments later, the Wolfpack were celebrating.

Miguel Scott, DaJuan Morgan and Jeremy Gray had interceptions for N.C. State, which hadn't been to the Orange Bowl since 1982.

So this win was a long time coming.

Javarris James ran for 103 yards and Miami outgained N.C. State 398-317, but things were so bad offensively that, at times, the Hurricanes decided it was better to go without a quarterback.

During the second quarter, one possession after Freeman threw an interception to Scott -- receiver Lance Leggett either ran the wrong route or one Freeman wasn't expecting -- the Hurricanes had Jenkins line up as quarterback and take snaps on two straight plays.

Those two plays went for minus-12 yards, so that experiment ended quickly.

But Freeman had one great moment, finding Jenkins later in the quarter for an 84-yard TD pass.

The Wolfpack bit when Freeman faked a handoff to Graig Cooper, giving Jenkins time to get behind two defenders. He caught the ball and raced the final 40 yards to the end zone.

N.C. State became the first visitor to get a first-half score at the Orange Bowl this season with 2:04 left until intermission. Evans' 1-yard run cut it to 10-7 and capped a nine-play, 66-yard drive.

Miami went up 13-7 late in the third on Daly's 33-yard field goal -- one play after Jenkins was ruled out-of-bounds on what would have been a touchdown catch. The Wolfpack scored on their first three possessions of the fourth, with Hauschka connecting on field goals of 31 and 35 yards before his 47-yarder made it 16-13.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NCST
MIA
1st Downs1616
Total Yards317398
Passing20784
Rushing110314
Penalties8-505-27
3rd Down Conversions7-197-19
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers03
Possession28:0731:53

Passing Leaders

North Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Evans19/402075.200
Miami (FL)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Freeman1/14846.013

Rushing Leaders

North Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Eugene27893.3021
Underwood3124.007
Miami (FL)CARYDSAVGTDLG
James181035.7015
Thomas8668.3054

Receiving Leaders

North Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Blackman26934.5055
Eugene6427.0019
Miami (FL)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Jenkins18484.0184

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNCSTMIA
FG04:56Daren Daly 22 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 80 yds, 3:50
03
SECOND QUARTERNCSTMIA
TD05:15Darnell Jenkins 84 Yd Pass From Kirby Freeman (Daren Daly Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 80 yds, 1:22
010
TD02:04Daniel Evans 1 Yd Run (Steven Hauschka Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 66 yds, 3:11
710
THIRD QUARTERNCSTMIA
FG01:07Daren Daly 33 Yd
Drive: 7 plays, 45 yds, 2:33
713
FOURTH QUARTERNCSTMIA
FG14:17Steven Hauschka 31 Yd
Drive: 7 plays, 68 yds, 1:50
1013
FG09:52Steven Hauschka 35 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 46 yds, 3:20
1313
FG06:55Steven Hauschka 47 Yd
Drive: 6 plays, 10 yds, :41
1613
FG00:19Daren Daly 27 Yd
Drive: 18 plays, 70 yds, 6:36
1616
OVERTIMENCSTMIA
FGSteven Hauschka 42 Yd
Drive: 4 plays, 0 yds, :00
1916