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No. 8 Miami survives Syracuse test, beats Orange 27-19

By Miami's new standards, this game was decided early.

That means with a couple minutes to spare.

Travis Homer's 33-yard touchdown run with 2:48 left was the latest entry in No. 8 Miami's growing list of fourth-quarter magic moments this season, and the Hurricanes extended their longest winning streak in 15 years by holding off Syracuse 27-19 on Saturday.

"Well, we found another way to make it really exciting," Miami coach Mark Richt said. "Part of the reason was Syracuse is a really good football team. ... We, for some reason, can't find a way to play really good on both sides of the ball at the same time."

The Hurricanes (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic...