The game started exactly how Miami wanted it to -- they forced Virginia Tech to punt on the first series of the game. And on just its second play from scrimmage, the Hurricanes scored when Stephen Morris threw a quick hitter to Stacy Coley who raced 81 yards for the opening score.
It was all Virginia Tech from that point on.
The Hokies forced two turnovers on special teams following good run backs by the Hurricanes, and ended up gaining 548 yards of total offense to take over the Coastal Division on a very windy and rainy night in Miami.
Virginia Tech running back Trey Edmunds scored from 10 yards out following a Hurricane turnover to even the score. Edmunds, who finished the game with 74 yards on 14 carries, ended up scoring four Hokie touchdowns on the night.
A two-yard touchdown run by Dallas Crawford cut the score to 21-14 midway through the second quarter. However, Virginia Tech was able to punch in a fourth first half touchdown with just a few minutes left in the half.
A 49-yard field goal by Matt Goudis opened the second half scoring but that's the closest the Hurricanes would get on a night its defense couldn't get a turnover or a key stop.
Logan Thomas found Demitri Knowles for a touchdown pass to extend the Hokie lead to 35-17 in the third quarter. Thomas finished the game 25-of-31 for 366 yards, two touchdowns, and no turnovers.
Morris found Allen Hurns on an 84-yard touchdown strike late in the third to cut the lead to 11 again. Hurns finished as Miami's leading receiver with four grabs for 144 yards and that score. Morris threw for 324 yards and two scores with no interceptions.
Virginia Tech controlled the line of scrimmage and the clock in the fourth quarter to extend its record to 7-3 on the season.
The Hurricanes are now 7-2, and 3-2 in the conference. The Canes, who have remaining games against Duke, Virginia, and Pittsburgh, will now need lots of help in order to have a chance to get back in the ACC Championship hunt.