CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -Miami quarterback Kyle Wright was beaten up at Virginia Tech, and still had the battle scars to prove it Monday.
There's nasty scrapes on his chin, right hand and right leg.
His left hand is oddly swollen. Bruises adorn his body.
``You should see the other guy,'' Wright quipped. ``He got a lot worse than I did.''
At least the sense of humor wasn't knocked out of him.
Wright took quite a beating last weekend in Miami's 44-14 loss to the eighth-ranked Hokies, and now he and the Hurricanes (5-6, 2-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) have one chance left at becoming bowl-eligible. They must win at No. 15 Boston College on Saturday, or else the season - and Wright's career - will end.
So there's no time to worry about what hurts.
``I really believe that if we want to win, we will win,'' Wright said.
Miami has lost three straight and five of its last six games, including two straight by at least 30 points for the first time in 63 years.
But Wright - who was sacked five times and knocked down on several other plays against the Hokies - doesn't believe the Hurricanes have abandoned all hope.
``Talking about it is pretty easy. You can tell when guys play if they want it or not,'' Wright said. ``I told those guys Saturday, 'If you've got any pride and self-respect, don't let this game become a blowout.' And it still happened. But to say guys don't care is easy. I also don't think anybody on this team wants to lose.''
The Hurricanes haven't lost to Boston College since 1984 - the game where Doug Flutie threw his famous pass to Gerard Phelan to cap the Eagles' 47-45 win at the Orange Bowl.
Miami has won all 15 meetings since, and hasn't lost at Boston College since 1975. The Eagles (9-2, 5-2) have already clinched the ACC's Atlantic Division title and a spot in next weekend's league title game, but are chasing the school's first 10-win regular season since 1940 as well.
Miami is 23-3 against Boston College, an indicator that the Hurricanes' bowl hopes aren't exactly shot yet.
``These seniors need an opportunity to go to a bowl game,'' Miami coach Randy Shannon said.

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