Monday, November 2, 2009 at 11:42 a.m.
Could you imagine if Wake Forest kicker Jimmy Newman actually made that 60-yard field goal at the end of the game? Yeah, it was nearly possible, but it could have happened. Or imagine if the Demon Deacons had gotten a little farther down field in their last drive and set Newman up for a more likely attempt. Imagine! We would have lost! And the Miami Hurricanes should not even be imagining losses to teams like Wake Forest!
In fact, you didn't have to imagine losing to Wake Forest, because the Hurricanes were doing so for most of the game. Not until 1:08 left in the game, when Jacory Harris threw his third TD pass to Travis Benjamin did the Canes take a one-point lead that ended up winning them the game.
It wasn't a pretty win, but we'll take it. Say what you want about the Canes this season, but at least it's been dramatic and entertaining football, even when part of you wishes it wasn't. And when your team is more or less out of BCS contention and relying on a rival to lose to one of the two worst teams in the division to have any hope of making it to the ACC championship game, maybe that and a Top 25 finish is the most you can ask for.