To tell the story: Running back Travis Homer had 5 yards at halftime.
That's been one of the Playoff committee's knocks against The U. Rosier was 15 of 28 for 210 yards, improving to 11-0 as Miami's starter.
Clemson will play SC (7-3, 5-3 SEC) next week before meeting No. 3 Miami on December 2 at 7 p.m. CT.
Mendenhall emptied the playbook, going for it three times on fourth down and trying an onside kick attempt after the Cavaliers' second touchdown.
The third quarter started with more of the same..
Wisconsin has already secured its spot in the Big 10 Championship game, where it will most likely face No. 9 Ohio State (8-2, 6-1 Big 10). He doesn't even need to make the tackle to impact the play.
Wisconsin will play Minnesota (5-6, 2-6 Big 10) next week before heading to Indianapolis for the Big 10 Championship game. He finished with three passing touchdowns and for the third straight game, a rushing touchdown.
Fresh off a blowout win over Notre Dame, many expected Miami to lay the hammer down on a lesser Virginia squad Saturday.
With an early hand injury to junior quarterback Will Grier, sophomore quarterback Chris Chugunov took over for the Mountaineers.
Virginia then went for an onside kick and almost got it back, thanks in part to Miami touching the ball before it traveled 10 yards.
Jordan Ellis gets tackled after a rush
West Virginia will be in Norman next week to conclude the regular season against Oklahoma.
The defense wasn't good for much of the game.
UVA Quarterback Kurt Benkert had a career start tossing for 384 yards and 4 touchowns to go along with one interception.
From that point forward, UM went out and scored the final 30 points of the game.
In the first half, Benkert completed 17-of-18 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns to help Virginia build a 21-14 lead at the break.
Virginia got a spectacular grab from Andre Levrone with 33 seconds left in the half to take the lead back, and restored the 14-point cushion early in the third - cashing in on a blocked punt when Daniel Hamm became Benkert's fourth TD pass recipient.
Lawrence Cager caught a nine-yard pass for a score on Miami's next possession, then Johnson had the pick-6 moments later and Miami was on its way. A loss could have derailed them, even with an ACC championship game victory over Clemson on December 2. Alabama plays Auburn and Clemson plays SC.
Alabama is now the No. 1 seed in the SEC, with the championship game teams likely being decided next week when it faces No. 6 Auburn (8-2, 6-1 SEC).
People keep waiting for this Miami team to stumble and lose.
Alabama will face No. 6 Auburn next Saturday in the Iron Bowl.
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