The Miami Hurricanes traveled to Wallace-Wade Stadium in their final regular season game to take on the Duke Blue Devils in a meeting of 6-5 teams.
It was Senior Day in Durham, and the Duke seniors put up a valiant fight after falling behind early to the Canes before falling just short in a 52-45 shootout.
Duke Johnson led the Miami offensive attack, setting a career-high mark for rushing yards in a game with 176. Stephen Morris capped his 2012 campaign with another 350-plus yard passing performance—his fourth of the season.
Sean Renfree handled the Miami defense, throwing for 432 yards and four touchdowns. Jamison Crowder and Conner Vernon torched the Hurricanes’ secondary with two touchdown catches each.
Miami’s season ends at 7-5, as it self-imposed a second consecutive postseason ban. Duke, at 6-6, now awaits a bowl selection for the first time since 1994.