The Miami Hurricanes control their destiny in the ACC Coastal division after their first win over Virginia Tech since 2008.

Stephen Morris threw two first quarter touchdowns, Duke Johnson found the end zone in the fourth, and Jake Wieclaw kicked 3 field goals in Thursday night's 30-12 win over the Hokies at Sun Life Stadium, during which the offense managed just 3 yards during the entire third quarter.

But the Hurricanes held on to snap a 2-game ACC losing streak to once again sit atop the division.

"It's critical," said head coach Al Golden. "I know everybody wants us to be national champions yesterday and get back to the BCS games and all that, but the reality of it is that the pathway through that is the Coastal. It's almost like we have to re-educate our
team that that's how you get there.

"You get there by getting to Charlotte, and then you have a 50-percent chance of going to a BCS game... our fanbase doesn't really understand that right now. They look at the Notre Dame game and it's all in or bust."

Miami still has conference games against Virginia and Duke, both on the road. The Canes improved to 5-4 overall with the win, 4-2 in the Coastal.

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  • Virginia Tech v Miami

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 1: Miami Hurricanes fan Kevin Bell makes the sign of the 'U' outside Sun Life Stadium prior to the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies on November 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

  • Duke Johnson

    Virginia Tech's Ronny Vandyke (36) and Ksyhoen Jarrett (34) try to stop Miami's Duke Johnson (8) from scoring a touchdown during the second half of their NCAA college football game in Miami, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Miami won 30-12. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Rayshawn Jenkins

    Miami's Rayshawn Jenkins (29) celebrates after recovering a blocked Virginia Tech punt during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Miami, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Duke Johnson, Jack tyler

    Miami's Duke Johnson (8) holds off Virginia Tech's Jack Tyler (58) as he picks up a first down during the second half of their NCAA college football game in Miami, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Miami won 30-12. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Frank Beamer, Al Golden

    Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer, left, and Miami head coach Al Golden talk following their NCAA college football game in Miami, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Miami won 30-12. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Duke Johnson

    Virginia Tech's Ronny Vandyke (36) and Ksyhoen Jarrett (34) try to stop Miami's Duke Johnson (8) from scoring a touchdown during the second half of their NCAA college football game in Miami, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Miami won 30-12. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Virginia Tech v Miami

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Logan Thomas #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies runs for a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes on November 1, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

  • Virginia Tech v Miami

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Logan Thomas #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies throws the ball prior to the game against the Miami Hurricanes on November 1, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

  • Virginia Tech v Miami

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Stephen Morris #17 of the Miami Hurricanes throws the ball prior to the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies on November 1, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

  • Virginia Tech v Miami

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Logan Thomas #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies runs with the ball for a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes on November 1, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

  • Virginia Tech v Miami

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Former Miami Hurricanes head coach Jimmy Johnson watches a replay during first half action against the Virginia Tech Hokies on November 1, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

  • Virginia Tech v Miami

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 01: A.J. Highsmith #30 of the Miami Hurricanes defends against Logan Thomas #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies as he runs with the ball on November 1, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

  • Virginia Tech v Miami

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Stephen Morris #17 of the Miami Hurricanes throws the ball against the Virginia Tech Hokies on November 1, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

  • Virginia Tech v Miami

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Tyrel Wilson #66 of the Virginia Tech Hokies tackles Stephen Morris #17 of the Miami Hurricanes as he runs with the ball on November 1, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

  • Stephen Morris

    Miami quarterback Stephen Morris passes against Virginia Tech during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Miami, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • AL GOLDEN

    Miami head coach Al Golden reacts after a penalty call during the first half of their NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech in Miami, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Logan Thomas

    Miami players including Olsen Pierre (91) and Curtis Porter (96) stop Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Miami, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Logan Thomas, Thurston Armbrister, Gionni Paul

    Miami's Thurston Armbister (34) and Gionni Paul (36) tackle Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas (3) as Thomas tries to maintain control of the ball during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Miami, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Rashawn Scott, Detrick Bonner

    Virginia Tech's Detrick Bonner (8) stops Miami's Rashawn Scott (80) during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Miami, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • A.J. Highsmith, Michael Holmes

    Miami's A.J. Highsmith tackles Virginia Tech's Michael Holmes (20) after a run during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Miami, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)