Miami Hurricanes defeat Duke, finish season on high note
DURHAM, N.C. – For the first time since 2006, the Miami Hurricanes are going out winners.
The Hurricanes defeated Duke 52-45 Saturday, clinching a share of their first Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division title and closing out a roller-coaster season with even more late dramatics.
UM had a 21-point lead entering the fourth quarter, reduced it to seven points with 7:56 left, then increased it to 14 with a 65-yard touchdown pass from Stephen Morris to freshman Herb Waters.
But after backup quarterback Brandon Connette’s one-yard run with 2:32 left, Duke reduced the deficit to 52-45.
The Canes’ season ends at 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the ACC, while Duke dropped its fourth consecutive game to end the regular season 6-6 and 3-5.