Monday Nov. 17, 2008
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Miami senior offensive lineman Reggie Youngblood knows time is running out for him to win a league championship and to beat Georgia Tech.
The 23rd-ranked Hurricanes' visit the Yellow Jackets Thursday night.
Since 1927, only Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Stetson and Virginia Tech can say they've beaten the Hurricanes four times in four years.
Beating Georgia Tech would put Miami within range of winning its first ACC Coastal Division title and move the Hurricanes closer to the 10-win plateau they last experienced in 2003, and keep them positioned to play in a BCS game for the first time since Jan. 1, 2004.
Miami last beat Georgia Tech in 2004, but lost left tackle Eric Winston to a major knee injury in the fourth quarter and soon saw their championship hopes slip away. Tech stunned the then No. 3-ranked Hurricanes in 2005. In 2006, Miami lost 30-23, and last year, the Hurricanes got outgained
244-79 in the second half in a 17-14 defeat at the Orange Bowl.
The Yellow Jackets say those wins won't lead to overconfidence.
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