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September 19, 1998
Virginia Tech 27, Miami 20
Orange Bowl, Miami, FL

Scoring by QuartersQuarters        1st  2nd   3rd  4th   OT   FinalVirginia Tech    0    10    7    3     7    27Miami            7     6    0    7     0    20TIME: 3:41

Al Clark’s 24-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Hall on the first possession of overtime lifted 21st-ranked Virginia Tech to a dramatic 27-20 victory over Miami in the Big East Conference opener for both teams. The Hurricanes were in a giving mood, turning the ball over on five successive possessions spanning the second and third quarters.Trailing 13-10 at the half, Virginia Tech took a 17-10 lead in the third quarter on a 13-yard run by Al Clark.

Miami retook the lead, 20-17, in the fourth quarter when Scott Covington threw a short out to Reggie Wayne who shook three tacklers and scampered 84 yards for a score.

Covington connected on 13-of-28 for 153 yards and three scores. Wayne hauled in six passes for a career-high 153 yards and two scores. Shayne Graham tied the game with 8:35 remaining in regulation by connecting on a 19-yard field goal.Virginia Tech had a chance to win it at the end of regulation, but Graham’s 35-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining sailed wide right.

First Quarter
UM – Moss 47 pass from Covington (Crosland kick). Time Left: 5:30. Drive: 3 plays, 40 yards, 0:24. Miami 7, Virginia Tech 0.

Second Quarter
VT – Graham 38 field goal. Time Left: 10:57. Drive: 13 plays, 58 yards, 5:59. Key Play: Pegues 10 rush to Miami 20. Miami 7, Virginia Tech 3.
UM – Wayne 15 pass from Covington (Crosland kick). Time Left: 6:32. Drive: 12 plays, 73 yards, 4:25. Key Play: Jackson 10 pass from Covington to Virginia Tech 31. Miami 13, Virginia Tech 3.
VT – Hawkins 14 pass from Clark (Graham kick). Time Left: 0:30. Drive: 6 plays, 26 yards, 3:48. Key Play: Pegues 5 rush to Miami 15 for 1st down. Miami 13, Virginia Tech 10.

Third Quarter
VT – Clark 13 run (Graham kick). Time Left: 6:26. Drive: 2 plays, 17 yards, 0:47. Key Play: Carpenter fumble recovery at Miami 17. Virginia Tech 17, Miami 13.

Fouth Quarter
UM – Wayne 84 pass from Covington (Crosland kick). Time Left: 14:44. Drive: 2 plays, 83 yards, 0:21. Miami 20, Virginia Tech 17.VT – Graham 19 field goal. Time Left: 8:35. Drive: 12 plays, 78 yards, 6:09. Key Play: Stith 6 rush to Miami 13. Miami 20, Virginia Tech 20.

Overtime
VT – Hall 24 pass from Clark (Graham kick). Drive: 2 plays, 25 yards, Virginia Tech 27, Miami 20.

Team Statistics MIA VT
First Downs 15 19
Rushes-Yards 48-119 36-37
Passing Yards 282 153
Comp-Att-Int 13-28-1 14-26-1
Total Yards 319 272
Punts-Avg. 5-39.0 8-32.9
Punt Returns 3-9 3-26
Kickoff Returns 4-88 4-79
Interception Returns 1-0 1-0
Penalties-Yards 13-96 7-68
Fumbles-Lost 6-4 1-0
Sacks 3-25 5-44
Third Down Conversions 4-13 3-16
Fourth Down Conversions 0-1 1-1
Time of Possession 23:30 36:30
Miami
RUSHING Att Yds. TD Lg
Edgerrin James 17 96 0 27
James Jackson 9 -2 0 3
Scott Covington 10 -57 0 0
TOTALS 36 37 0 27
PASSING Att Cmp Yds TD Int Lg
Scott Covington 28 13 282 3 1 84
RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg
Reggie Wayne 6 153 2 84
Santana Moss 3 92 1 47
James Jackson 3 23 0 10
Andre King 1 14 0 14
TOTALS 13 282 3 84
PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg
Andy Crosland 5 195 39.0 50
PUNT RETURNS No Yds Lg
Nate Brooks 1 0 0
Nick Ward 1 2 0
Leonard Myers 1 7 7
TOTALS 3 9 7
INTERCEPTION RETURNS No Yds Lg
Leonard Myers 1 0 0
KICKOFF RETURNS No Yds Lg
Santana Moss 2 46 30
Daryl Jones 1 23 23
Aaron Moser 1 19 19
TOTALS 4 88 30
FIELD GOALS Att Made Dist
Andy Crosland 1 0 41

DEFENSIVE LEADERS
Tackles: 10-Dan Morgan
Assists: 7-Nate Webster, Damione Lewis
Total: 16-Dan Morgan
Sacks: 2-Derrick Ham

Virginia Tech

RUSHING Att Yds. TD Lg
Shyrone Stith 16 63 0 18
Lamont Pegues 14 22 0 10
Al Clark 13 15 1 13
Cullen Hawkins 2 10 0 7
Jarrett Ferguson 2 6 0 4
Jimmy Kibble 1 3 0 3
TOTALS 48 119 1 18
PASSING Att Cmp Yds TD Int Lg
Al Clark 26 14 153 2 1 24
RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg
Ricky Hall 4 47 1 24
Reggie Samuel 3 33 0 18
Cullen Hawkins 3 30 1 15
Shyrone Stith 2 15 0 9
Derek Carter 1 17 0 17
Angelo Harrison 1 11 0 11
TOTALS 14 153 2 24
PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg
Jimmy Kibble 7 262 37.4 50
Team 1 1 1.0 1
TOTALS 8 263 32.9 50
PUNT RETURNS No Yds Lg
Angelo Harrison 3 26 26
KICKOFF RETURNS No Yds Lg
Shyrone Stith 3 60 25
Ike Charlton 1 19 19
TOTALS 4 79 25
INTERCEPTION RETURNS No Yds Lg
Jamel Smith 1 0 0
FIELD GOALS Att Made Dist
Shayne Graham 4 2 38g, 36,
19g, 35

DEFENSIVE LEADERS
Tackles: 5-Corey Moore
Assists: 4-Pierson Prioleau
Total: 8-Corey Moore, Pierson Prioleau
Sacks: 2.5-Corey Moore