The Hurricanes are a surprising 5-0 and well in the hunt. The Orange and Eric Dungey, recent conquerors of Clemson, will stand in Miami's path on Saturday afternoon.
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For an encore after beating Clemson, Syracuse will try to knock off another unbeaten ACC team when it heads to Miami on Saturday.
Miami junior WR Darrell Langham, buried on the depth chart with no career catches entering the season, came through when his number was called.
Kirk Herbstreit and Ian Fitzsimmons discuss whether Oklahoma State or Miami should be more worried about a potential upset this coming weekend.
Richards has missed all but two games this season with a hamstring injury, and Darrell Langham has stepped up in Richards' absence. Finding more options at receiver can only help as the Hurricanes make their push for the ACC title.
Hurricanes will be tested in second half
No. 8 Miami has pushed its way into College Football Playoff contention, but has difficult matchups on the horizon.
Dungey, Dillon, Bennett among ACC Players of the Week
Syracuse QB Eric Dungey and LB Parris Bennnett earn honors this week after impressive performances in the Orange's upset of then-No. 2 Clemson. Boston College RB AJ Dillon shares the weekly offensive back award with Dungey and was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week. Miami kicker Michael Badgley earns the special teams award after a perfect outing vs. Georgia Tech in which he kicked the game-winning field goal.
Take a look back on the best performances of Week 7 in the ACC and look ahead to Week 8.
What looked like the best Power 5 conference at the end of 2016 is limping into the second half of the 2017 season. If Clemson doesn't rebound, Miami might be the ACC's only hope to make the CFP.
Matt Schick, Adam Rittenberg and Ryan McGee discuss Syracuse's stunning upset of Clemson and weigh in on how Miami now has the inside track to win the ACC crown.
The Hurricanes aren't dominant yet, but after beating Georgia Tech in the final seconds, it's clear that Mark Richt's team is learning how to win close games.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
After Clemson lost and Miami won this weekend, the Hurricanes are the favorites to win the ACC.
Penn State has climbed to No. 2 in the Associated Press poll behind unanimous No. 1 Alabama after a wild weekend of upsets gave the Top 25 a major makeover.
And then there were eight
With Clemson, Washington, Washington State and Navy all going down Saturday, that leaves just eight teams in FBS that remain unbeaten.
Miami is the lone unbeaten team overall in the ACC but we've still got the defending champs at No. 1.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Given its loss to Arizona State last night and a relatively weak schedule, Washington tumbled to 21st in Strength of Record, which measures accomplishment. Clemson dropped to sixth after its loss to Syracuse, allowing Georgia to take over the No. 1 spot in these rankings.
Darrell Langham made another miracle happen, a 28-yard catch on a tipped fourth-down ball keeping desperate Miami's drive alive and setting up Michael Badgley's 24-yard field goal with 4 seconds left as the 11th-ranked Hurricanes edged Georgia Tech 25-24.