Tevin Washington's debut as a starter went fairly well. He had a 15 yard carry, and the Jackets crossed midfield and reached the Miami 42 yard line before punting.
Tech was unable to score, however, and the Hurricanes capitalized with another scoring drive. The Tech defense made more tackles, and forced a third-and-long deep in Miami territory. A Stephen Morris pass was broken up by Mario Butler, but pass interference was called.
The drive stalled at the 24 yard line, when wide receiver Richard Gordon dropped a pass that would have been an easy first down. The Jackets gave the visitors new life when Jason Peters jumped offside on the field goal attempt, and Damien Berry quickly took advantage and scored to give the Canes the 14-0 lead.
Tech is not playing disciplined football whatsoever right now. This game is going to be tough enough as it is, and the Jackets can't afford to give Miami more chances and free yards.