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No. 3 Miami Trails Virginia At The Half

A look at the sky during a Miami-Syracuse game.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 21: A general view of Hard Rock Stadium during a game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Syracuse Orange on October 21, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Miami may be having a bit of a noon hangover game today after last weekend's blowout win against Notre Dame.

The 'Canes had everything working last Saturday.

The undefeated team had Notre Dame, a big one-time rival, coming to Hard Rock Stadium in prime time, with the chance to grab a statement win and burst onto the national radar as a College Football Playoff contender. And they did just that. With the dominant 41-8 win, Miami jumped all the way to No. 3 in the Playoff rankings, setting up a potential play-in game with Clemson in the ACC Championship.

The work isn't done yet, though. Before the Notre Dame win, Miami had a questionable resume. After an emotional Week 11 win, the 'Canes had a noon kickoff against an average Virginia team today, and have had a slow start. The U fell behind 14-0 before rallying to tie the game on a beautiful 36-yard touchdown pass from Malik Rosier to Dayall Harris. Just when it looked like Miami might have taken the game back, though, Virginia struck again before halftime, on a gorgeous 33-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Benkert to Andre Levrone with just 30 seconds left.

Miami has already clinched the ACC Coastal, but the 'Canes resume takes a major blow with a loss here, even if they go on to win the conference over Clemson.

Miami travels to Pitt next weekend before facing the Tigers in Charlotte.