The University of Miami regained the nation's attention Monday night with a starry effort from Jacory Harris.
Tuesday, both the Canes and their new leader began receiving some props for their come-from-behind win Tallahassee. UM climbed into The Associated Press Top 25 rankings at No. 20 and the USA Today Coaches' Poll at No. 22. Harris, meanwhile, was one of six players -- and two Canes -- selected as ACC players of the week at their respective positions.
Harris, selected as the ACC's offensive back of the week, threw for a career-high 386 yards and completed 21-of-34 passes for two touchdowns and ran for another score in leading UM to the win 18th-ranked Florida State. Making his first career start against the Seminoles and third overall, Harris’ 386 yards were the most by a Miami quarterback in the storied rivalry between the in-state foes and the 10th-highest single-game total in school history. He capped the night by leading Miami on a six-play and 59-yard scoring drive for the eventual game-winning touchdown.
Sophomore cornerback Brandon Harris was selected as the defensive back of the week. Harris had a career-high nine tackles (three solo) and broke up two passes against Florida State -- including one in the waning seconds to preserve the victory.
UM coach Randy Shannon met with reporters Tuesday at UM to recap Monday night's win. Our Bill Van Smith will have a story later tonight. But here are a few notes...
> Shannon insisted Jacory Harris elbow "was just fine" and insisted there were no major injuries suffered against FSU. Shannon mentioned receiver Aldarius Johnson suffered a groin injury, but didn't go futher into detail. He LaRon Byrd was injured in the first quarter, but returned to action. Shannon didn't say whether or not Byrd or Johnson would be available against Georgia Tech.
> Shannon said he was told by doctors there is a good possibility safety Vaughn Telemaque and defensive back Ryan Hill will be able to play against Georgia Tech.