If the hate tweet Hurricanes quarterback Jacory Harris received last week shook him up, he had shaken off the jitters by the second half against Pittsburgh Thursday night, helping lead his team to a 31-3 rout.
The win comes nearly two weeks after Harris threw four interceptions against 2nd-ranked Ohio State that led to a fan (a word used loosely for a fair-weathered racist who turns on a player after one game) sending hate male to the Hurricane quarterback. But Harris seems to have shaken the tweeter jitters after a shaky start that saw him throw two interceptions in the first half.
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The Hurricanes were bolstered by an awesome defense that for the first time in three years prevented a Football Bowl Subdivision team from scoring a touchdown and held a squad ranked in the top 25 in the nation to 128 yards rushing and 104 yards passing.
But all eyes were on Harris, who vowed this week to stop micromanaging and focus on himself. He started off strong by commandeering a smooth 80-yard-drive in ten plays and finished the night with 248 yards and two touchdowns.
Next up is Clemson (2-1) in the Canes' first Atlantic Coast Conference matchup a week from Saturday.