Miami (FL) 49

(4-3, 1-2 ACC)

Duke 31

(3-3, 1-2 ACC)

Coverage: ESPNU

3:30 PM ET, October 18, 2008

Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC

1 2 3 4 T
MIA 7 7 21 1449
DUKE 0 17 7 731

Top Performers

Passing: J. Harris (MIA) - 185 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Harris (MIA) - 10 CAR, 53 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Johnson (MIA) - 8 REC, 84 YDS, 1 TD

Harris' five TDs lead the way as Miami beats Duke

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. -- Jacory Harris threw four touchdown passes and ran for another, accounting for three third-quarter touchdowns to lead Miami past Duke 49-31 on Saturday.

The freshman took over for starter Robert Marve in the second quarter and became the first Miami quarterback to both throw for four scores and account for five TDs since 2005, when Kyle Wright did it against Wake Forest.

Harris finished 18-for-28 for 185 yards with two interceptions to help the Hurricanes rally from a 10-point deficit, outscore the Blue Devils 35-14 in the second half and outduel childhood friend Thaddeus Lewis.

The Duke quarterback -- a Miami native who once taught Harris how to play the position -- was 12 of 28 for 130 yards with two touchdown passes and also ran for a score, but fell to 0-3 as a starter against his hometown team.

Miami (4-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) rolled up 420 yards in claiming its 78th straight win when scoring at least 42 points -- a string that dates back to the "Hail Flutie" loss to Boston College in 1984 -- but for much of the way, this one was anything but a rout.

Duke (3-3, 1-2) took a 24-14 lead early in the third quarter before Harris took over, capping a three-play, 69-yard drive with a 15-yard keeper that pulled them within three.

Then, he put them up for good with less than 3 minutes left in the quarter, finding Aldarius Johnson from 6 yards in the corner of the end zone over safety Glenn Williams to make it 28-24.

Harris threw a 25-yard touchdown to Travis Benjamin on Miami's next possession, then added a 10-yard TD toss to Laron Byrd in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

Earlier, he had a 9-yard touchdown toss to Chris Zellner with 11 seconds left in the first half.

One of his few mistakes helped Duke match its largest lead -- two plays after Adrian Aye-Darko's second interception of the game, Lewis threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Raphael Chestnut to push the Blue Devils' lead to 10 -- but it was all Harris and the Hurricanes after that.

Lewis, whose previous two losses to Miami came by an average of 7 1/2 points, also threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Clifford Harris and ran 1 yard on a bootleg for a TD for the Blue Devils. Backup Zack Asack ran 2 yards for a touchdown with 12 seconds left for Duke.

Marve, who made his sixth straight start, was 4-for-7 for 64 yards with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Davon Johnson in just over one quarter of work. He was pulled early in the second after Aye-Darko intercepted his poorly thrown deep ball.

The Blue Devils hoped to draw inspiration from their pregame walk to the stadium that took them through Cameron Indoor Stadium, where the basketball team held its annual Blue-White scrimmage and where Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski shook each players' hand.


Team Stat Comparison

1st Downs2319
Total Yards420333
3rd Down Conversions6-126-17
4th Down Conversions2-22-3

Passing Leaders


Rushing Leaders


Receiving Leaders


Scoring Summary

TD03:10Davon Johnson 17 Yd Pass From Robert Marve (Matt Bosher Kick) 70
TD12:44Clifford Harris 2 Yd Pass From Thaddeus Lewis (Nick Maggio Kick) 77
TD06:48Thaddeus Lewis 1 Yd Run (Nick Maggio Kick) 714
FG01:33Nick Maggio 40 Yd 717
TD00:11Chris Zellner 9 Yd Pass From Jacory Harris (Matt Bosher Kick) 1417
TD14:05Raphael Chestnut 10 Yd Pass From Thaddeus Lewis (Nick Maggio Kick) 1424
TD12:52Jacory Harris 15 Yd Run (Matt Bosher Kick) 2124
TD02:52Aldarius Johnson 6 Yd Pass From Jacory Harris (Matt Bosher Kick) 2824
TD00:36Travis Benjamin 25 Yd Pass From Jacory Harris (Matt Bosher Kick) 3524
TD10:59Laron Byrd 10 Yd Pass From Jacory Harris (Matt Bosher Kick) 4224
TD04:19Shawnbrey Mcneal 1 Yd Run (Matt Bosher Kick) 4924
TD00:12Zack Asack 2 Yd Run (Nick Maggio Kick) 4931