It hasn't been exactly pretty but the Miami Hurricanes have done just enough to give them a 21-20 lead over Boston College Eagles on the road.
Running back Duke Johnson has compiled 65 yards and a touchdown on just three carries but Stephen Morris hasn't been able to get the vertical passing game going, averaging just 4.4 yards a completion on 14-of-21 passing for 92 yards and an interception.
Boston College jumped out to an early lead in the first when quarterback Chase Rettig (14-of-22, 231 yards) followed up Andre Williams' 4-yard touchdown scamper with a 15-yard scoring strike to fullback Jake Sinkovec.
But it would be Rettig who would allow Miami to get back into the game as well. Following Eduardo Clements' 1-yard touchdown run, Hurricanes linebacker Denzel Perryman would take advantage of a poor decision by Rettig, picking off the junior signal caller and returning it 41 yards to tie the game at 14.
In the second quarter, Miami's Johnson would counter two Nate Freese field goals with a powerful 54-yard touchdown run in which he plowed through a handful of Boston College defenders. Stephen Morris would try to extend Miami's slight lead with a drive at the end of the half, but a few incompletions stalled the Hurricanes' two-minute drill.
The Hurricanes will receive the ball out of the half and look to build on their first-half rushing average of 7.4 yards per attempt.