No. 16 Miami crushes Virginia

BY foxsports • November 7, 2009

A defense that couldn't stop anything a week ago was suddenly airtight. An oft-injured running back had the best game of his career. And a punt returner somehow evaded seven would-be tacklers on his way to a touchdown.

For No. 16 Miami, everything worked.

Graig Cooper rushed for a career-best 152 yards and a touchdown, Thearon Collier cut across the field for a remarkable 60-yard punt return touchdown and Miami eased past struggling Virginia 52-17 Saturday - finally avenging a loss that hovered over the Hurricanes for two years.

"I'm not going to lie to you: It feels good to hang 52 on them," said center A.J. Trump, who was a backup on Virginia's last trip to South Florida, a 48-0 Cavaliers victory two years ago in Miami's final game at the Orange Bowl.

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