- The Washington Times - Friday, September 18, 2009

From combined dispatches

No. 20 MIAMI 33, No. 17 GA. TECH 17: Earlier this week, quarterback Jacory Harris suggested the Hurricanes’ offense couldn’t be stopped.

The Yellow Jackets did nothing to disprove that theory.

Cool and in control throughout, Harris completed 20 of 25 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns, and host Miami put an emphatic end to a four-game losing streak against Georgia Tech on Thursday.

Miami (2-0, 2-0 ACC) matched its best league start since 2004, outgained Georgia Tech 453-228 and set up a Coastal Division showdown at Virginia Tech on Sept. 26. Graig Cooper ran for 93 yards, Javarris James rushed for 72 and a touchdown and LaRon Byrd caught five passes for 83 yards and another score.

Georgia Tech (2-1, 1-1) blew Miami out a year ago, dooming the Hurricanes’ conference title hopes by rushing for 472 yards. This time, Miami handled the triple option with relative ease, holding the Yellow Jackets to 95 yards rushing - nearly half of those on the game’s first drive.

FLORIDA A&M; 48, HOWARD 10: LeRoy Vann scored on two punt returns for the second straight week, and the Rattlers (3-0, 2-0 MEAC) beat the Bison (0-2, 0-1) in Tallahassee, Fla.

Vann, who scored on returns of 40 and 66 yards, ran back two punts for touchdowns against Winston-Salem State last week.

Howard scored its only touchdown when Casey Council scooped up a blocked punt and scored from 30 yards with 7:22 left in the second quarter.

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