Game 1: Miami 33, PENN STATE 7

<b>THE SKINNY:</b> The second-ranked Hurricanes built a 30-0 halftime lead -- the largest first-half deficit at home for Penn State under <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001541" title="Joe Paterno" href="/topic/sports/football/joe-paterno-PEHST001541.topic">Joe Paterno</a>--propelled by 94 first-quarter rushing yards by Clinton Portis and cruised in front of a Beaver Stadium record-crowd of 109,313. Ken Dorsey threw for a career-best 344 yards.<br>
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<b>QUOTABLE:</b>  "This was kind of my birthday present to myself. I knew the line was going to perform well, and I followed their lead," Running back Clinton Portis, who turned 20 that day.<br>
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<b>PICTURED:</b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT008451" title="Jeremy Shockey" href="/topic/sports/football/jeremy-shockey-PESPT008451.topic">Jeremy Shockey</a> dives in for a second-quarter touchdown in the season-opener Penn State's Shamar Finney is at right.<br>
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( ROBERT DUYOS, Sun Sentinel / September 1, 2001 )

THE SKINNY: The second-ranked Hurricanes built a 30-0 halftime lead -- the largest first-half deficit at home for Penn State under Joe Paterno--propelled by 94 first-quarter rushing yards by Clinton Portis and cruised in front of a Beaver Stadium record-crowd of 109,313. Ken Dorsey threw for a career-best 344 yards.

QUOTABLE: "This was kind of my birthday present to myself. I knew the line was going to perform well, and I followed their lead," Running back Clinton Portis, who turned 20 that day.

PICTURED: Jeremy Shockey dives in for a second-quarter touchdown in the season-opener Penn State's Shamar Finney is at right.

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