MIAMI (Ticker) -- Miami is very much alive in the race for the Atlantic Coast Conference title.
Brock Berlin passed for a career-high 361 yards and four touchdowns as the 13th-ranked Hurricanes rolled to a 52-7 rout of Wake Forest in an ACC mismatch.
After losing consecutive games, the Hurricanes (8-2, 5-2 ACC) bounced back with an impressive win at Virginia last week. They were even more impressive in this one.
Berlin had touchdown passes of 39, 18 and 56 yards in the first half, helping the Hurricanes open a commanding 28-7 lead. He added 10-yard TD pass in the third quarter before departing midway through the period after going 13-of-19 overall.
"We came into this week knowing we could make big plays and we came out and made those plays," Berlin said. "We knew their defense was set up to allow us to go long and our receivers took it personally."
The Hurricanes had scoring drives of 77, 66 and 55 yards on their first three possessions en route to their biggest offensive output of the season.
"This was a game that we needed," Miami coach Larry Coker said. "The offense, defense and special teams all contributed to this victory."
Miami held a lopsided 579-193 advantage in total yards.
Speedster Roscoe Parrish had five catches for 141 yards and a touchdown and Frank Gore ran for a score for the Hurricanes, who are likely to capture the conference crown in a complicated tiebreaker if they can beat ACC leader Virginia Tech at home on December 4.
"We are still in a good situation in the ACC and we are still in the hunt," Coker said. "We are down to a one game season with the game coming up against Virginia Tech."
Chris Barclay scored on a 14-yard run in the second quarter for Wake Forest (4-6, 1-6), which was eliminated from bowl contention. The Demon Deacons close their season at Maryland next week.
The Demon Deacons' combination of Cory Randolph and Ben Mauk combined to go just 5-of-12 for 36 yards.