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Moss proves up to big bro's standard

Less than a week after Santana led a Redskins win, Sinorice has a career game for Miami.

By MICHAEL SNYDER
Published September 25, 2005

MIAMI - It was a good week for the Moss brothers. A very good week.

Monday night, Santana Moss had two touchdowns in the final four minutes as the Washington Redskins came from behind to shock the Dallas Cowboys 14-13.

Saturday afternoon, it was time for younger brother Sinorice to shine. And shine he did.

Moss caught a career-high five passes for 111 yards and a 53-yard touchdown from Kyle Wright, all in the first half, as No.12 Miami trounced Colorado 23-3 on a scorching Saturday at the Orange Bowl.

"That's the type of player Sinorice is," Wright said. "He's similar to his brother. All you have to do is get the ball to him and he's going to make a play."

That's what happened against the Buffaloes.

On third and 6 in the first quarter, Wright found Moss open for 16 yards to help set up Jon Peattie's 34-yard field goal.

The next time the Hurricanes got the ball, Moss had back-to-back catches for first downs of 7 and 20 yards, but Peattie was wide right.

After Marcus Maxey's interception gave UM the ball at Colorado's 27, Moss leaped high to snag a pass on the right sideline for 15 yards, leading to Peattie's second field goal.

The Hurricanes' next drive ended with Moss zipping into the end zone, at least 20 yards in front of the nearest defender.

"I gave him a little pump move outside, he bit on it and Kyle put the ball right there," said Moss, one of Miami's fastest players with a 4.40 40. "I caught the ball and ran it in for a touchdown. I had to wait a little bit (for the ball), but not too long."

Moss, who has had to play in his brother's considerable shadow, is hoping to finally break out in his senior year and shed the label of "disappointment" that has dogged him the past few years. "Anything they ask me to do, I'm willing to do it," Moss said.

Having a huge game on the heels of Santana's Monday night performance only added to Sinorice's joy.

"That's very special," Moss said. "(Santana) actually came home this weekend. I talked to him last night and he said, "Just go out there and be you. Go out there and play ball and do everything you have to do to help the football team,' and that's what I did. ... I'm just trying to work real hard and get to his level."

Santana wasn't among the large contingent of family that Moss had at the game rooting him on, but planned to see him later.

They'll have a lot to celebrate.

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