Many college coaches are reluctant to put freshmen in prominent roles, and a pair of University of Miami turnovers in the first quarter Saturday night illustrated why, helping Virginia Tech grab the early momentum and open up a 28-14 halftime lead at Sun Life Stadium.
Freshman Stacy Coley electrified the crowd on Miami’s second offensive play with an 81-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown to give Miami an early 7-0 lead. But fumbles by Coley and freshman Artie Hicks resulted in long scoring drives that gave Virginia Tech a 14-7 lead by the end of the period.
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