THE SKINNY: The Hurricanes set an NCAA victory for largest margin of victory in back-to-back games against ranked opponents drilling Syracuse and the Huskies by a combined 124-7. UMs average time of possession in four first-half offensive scores was 47 seconds. Clinton Portis did the most damage with three first-half touchdowns, and the defense forced six turnovers. Washington had beaten UM 34-29 the previous season, and the result ending up knocking the Canes out of the national title game. QUOTABLE: This was personal. A lot of people could have played it down, but it wasn't only the way they treated us last year but the way the coaches talked to us. They had no respect for our program. This is sweet revenge. Cornerback Markese Fitzgerald PICTURED: Jason Geathers goes up to snare a touchdown pass.
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