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The Yellow Jackets ran for 45 yards on that drive -- and managed only 42 more the rest of the half.
Meanwhile, Harris was the picture of cool, setting the tone for the Miami sideline.
"As long as we play as a team," he said, "we'll come out with victories like this."
He used seven receivers in the first half alone, the Hurricanes scored on their first three possessions and the big-play capability that Miami flashed against Florida State continued, with nine gains of at least 10 yards in the opening two quarters.
A 35-yard pass to Leonard Hankerson was immediately followed by a 40-yard toss to Byrd for Miami's first touchdown. Dedrick Epps caught a 13-yarder for a 14-3 lead early in the second quarter, and Matt Bosher connected on a 34-yard field goal with 5:45 left in the half.
Meanwhile, even when Georgia Tech caught a break, the Jackets couldn't cash in. A pass interference call against Vaughn Telemaque on fourth-and-12 from the Miami 29 extended one drive; the Yellow Jackets went for it there because kicker Scott Blair was 0 for 7 lifetime from outside 40 yards.
Three plays later, he tried a field goal from 39 yards: Wide right it sailed off the Florida Marlins' infield dirt, only Blair's second miss in 18 career tries from that distance or less, according to STATS LLC.
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