Miami Hurricanes News
11-9-14: The Miami Hurricanes took the week off this week as the team prepares for its showdown with the
Florida State Seminoles next Saturday at home in Sun Life Stadium. This will be a ACC matchup for both
school’s as the Seminoles continue their drive towards a perfect season and a National Championship
while Miami looks to play the role of the spoiler. While Miami is home preparing for the #2 ranked
school in the country the Seminoles are hosting Virginia this week as a primer for the contest. Miami will
head into the contest with a 6-3 record and 3-2 conference record after the week off while Florida State
currently sports a perfect 8-0 record with a 5-0 ACC record. The biggest question for Miami in this
contest is whether their secondary is up to stopping Jameis Winston and the Seminoles passing attack.
Winston and the Seminoles passing game is averaging 327.3 yards per game, 8th best total in the nation,
while the team as a whole averages 38.4 points per game this season. Surprisingly Miami’s quarterback
Brad Kaaya has thrown four more touchdown passes, 20, than Winston has, 16, while narrowly trailing
in passing yardage with 2,087 yards to Winston’s 2,279 this season. If Kaaya can get in a groove and the
Hurricanes Duke Johnson can run the ball efficiently to keep the ball out of Winston’s hand then Miami
has a true shot at upsetting the Seminoles in this contest. Get your Miami tickets for next Saturday’s
home game at Sun Life Stadium as the Hurricanes host the #2 ranked Florida State Seminoles. The game
will be played at 8:00 pm ET and can be seen on television on ABC.
11-3-14: The Miami Hurricanes hosted the North Carolina Tarheels this week at home in Sun Life Stadium in an ACC matchup for both teams. Miami came into the contest winners of two straight with a record of 5-3 and 2-2 in the ACC while North Carolina came into the game with a two game winning streak and an overall record of 4-4 with a 2-2 conference record in 2014. Miami did well to dominate much of this contest as North Carolina never seemed to truly be in this contest. Duke Johnson started the scoring for Miami with a one yard touchdown run followed by a safety to give Miami a 9-0 lead in the contest. Miami was marching down the field again when they fumbled and the fumble recovery was returned for a touchdown by North Carolina’s Cayson Collins from 39 yards out. Miami used that as a motivator as the team put 21 more points on the board after the lost fumble as the Hurricanes took a 30-6 lead with them into halftime. Miami scored two more touchdowns to open the third quarter to put up 35 unanswered points over the Tarheels before a late North Carolina touchdown run ended the streak. Miami would go on to win the game in convincing fashion 47-20 over North Carolina to improve their record to 6-3 and 3-2 in the ACC. North Carolina’s record dropped to 4-5 and 2-3 in the conference with the devastating loss. Get your Miami tickets for the game two Saturday’s from now when the Hurricanes host the #2 ranked Florida State Seminoles at home in Sun Life Stadium. The game time and television schedule have yet to be determined at this time.
10-27-14: The Miami Hurricanes traveled to Virginia Tech this week to take on the Hokies on the road in Lane Stadium in a Thursday night ACC matchup for both teams. Miami came into this contest fresh off a victory over Cincinnati that improved their record to 4-3 and 1-2 in the ACC while Virginia Tech lost to Pittsburgh last week to drop their record to 4-3 and 1-2 in the conference this season. In the first quarter the defenses were on full display as Miami managed the only scoring drive in the first 15 minutes, a field goal kick by Michael Badgley. In the second quarter the Hurricanes offense and running back Duke Johnson took over. Miami scored a total of three touchdowns in the quarter and took a commanding 24-0 lead with them into halftime. In the third quarter the defenses were on full display again as both teams were held scoreless setting up the final quarter. Miami’s defense held down the Virginia Tech offense until the 1:30 mark when Hokies QB Mark Leal threw a 14 yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Ford to break the shutout. The score was not enough for the Hokies as the Hurricanes went on to win the game by the score of 30-6. Miami improved their record to 5-3 and 2-2 in the ACC while Virginia Tech’s record dropped to 4-4 and 1-3 in the conference in 2014. Get your Miami tickets for the next Hurricanes game as the team hosts the North Carolina Tarheels next Saturday at home in Sun Life Stadium. The game will be played at 12:30 pm ET and can be seen on television on ESPN3.
10-20-14: The Miami Hurricanes took an extra week to prepare for the Virginia Tech Hokies this week in a huge ACC matchup. The Hokies and the Hurricanes will play next Thursday, October 23 in Lane Stadium as Miami travels to Virginia Tech. Heading into the contest Miami will sport a 4-3 record with a 1-2 ACC record while Virginia Tech currently owns a 4-2 record with a 1-1 conference record. Virginia Tech took on the Pittsburgh Panthers this week in another ACC matchup as they prepared for Duke Johnson, Brad Kayaa, and the Hurricanes offense. Miami will look to end a trend next week as the Hurricanes and seemingly traded wins and losses all season long. Miami won last week when they dominated Cincinnati and will look to start a winning streak rather than dropping to 4-4 on the season. Miami will have to get their offense going early and often in the contest if they want to beat the Hokies as Virginia Tech has a stingy defense that does not give up many points per game. Miami has averages 263.9 yards per game passing this season and 162.1 rushing yards this season averaging 31.4 points per game. Virginia Tech’s defense is only allowing 19.8 points per game this season so something is going to have to give in these 60 minutes. Miami’s defense will also have to come to play if the team wants a victory and improve on their 24.4 points per game allowed. Virginia Tech is averaging 30.5 points per game this season so once again something is going to have to give in this contest as this one sports the classic strong defense vs. strong offense type battle. Get your Miami tickets for the next Hurricanes game as the team travels to Virginia Tech next Thursday to take on the Hokies on the road in Lane Stadium. The game will be played at 5:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN.
10-15-14: The Miami Hurricanes hosted the Cincinnati Bearcats this week at home in Sun Life Stadium after taking a tough loss on the road last week at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. With the loss Miami’s record dropped to 3-3 with a 1-2 ACC conference record while Cincinnati came into the game with an even 2-2 record and 0-1 record in their conference. Miami had the clear advantage on the offensive side of the football heading into this game and that offense was on full display in this one for the Hurricanes. Running back Duke John started the scoring for Miami when he broke an 80 yard touchdown run to put the Hurricanes up early and give them a lead they would not relinquish in the contest. Miami Quarterback Brad Kaaya threw two touchdown passes in the first half and set up another field goal before the half as Miami took a commanding 24-10 lead into halftime. Miami wasted no time in the third quarter getting on the board as G. Keil intercepted a pass and returned it 46 yards for a touchdown to give Miami the dagger and a 31-10 lead over Cincinnati. Miami put two more scoring drives together in that third quarter and went into the final quarter with a commanding 41-13 lead. Cincinnati finally got things going on the offensive side of the football in the fourth quarter and put the ball into the end zone three times but the defense could not stop the Miami offense as the Hurricanes won the game by the score of 55-34. Miami improves their record on the season to 4-3 while Cincinnati’s record dropped to 2-3 on the year. Be sure to get your Miami tickets for the next Hurricanes game two weeks from now on Thursday, October 23 as the team travels to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on the road in Lane Stadium. The game will be played at 8:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN.
10-6-14: The Miami Hurricanes traveled to the state of Georgia this week to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on the road in Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Yellow Jackets went into the game with a perfect 4-0 record on the season, 1-0 in the ACC, and faced off with the 3-2, 1-1 in the ACC, Hurricanes. Georgia Tech’s defense was sketchy at best in the first quarter as Miami made their first drive for a touchdown look relatively easy. For much of the first half these two teams traded running up and down the field in what looked like a game that would come down to who had the ball last in the contest. Then the Georgia Tech defense came up with a big interception that led to seven points and a 14-14 tie at half time. Georgia Tech got the ball to start the second half and promptly marched down the field 75 yards in 13 plays and 6:50 to take the 21-14 lead and ultimately their first lead of the ball game and a lead they would not relinquish in the contest. Miami climbed closer in the contest with a field goal late in the third quarter but a fourth quarter Deon Hill rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter sealed the deal for Tech. Miami marched down the field late in the fourth quarter and were on the cusp of putting the ball into the end zone before a second Georgia Tech interception off Miami’s QB Brad Kaaya sealed the deal for the Yellow Jackets. Justin Thomas and the Jackets defense kneeled on the ball and ran out the clock to win the game 28-17. Georgia Tech beat Miami for the first time in their last six meetings while they improved their record to 5-0 and 2-0 in the ACC. Miami dropped their record to 3-3 and 1-2 in the ACC. Be sure to grab some Miami tickets for the next Hurricanes game next Saturday as they take on the Cincinnati Bearcats at home in Sun Life Stadium. The game will be played at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN3.
10-1-14: The Miami Hurricanes hosted the undefeated Duke Blue Devils at home this week in Sun Life Stadium in an ACC matchup. Miami looked to improve on their 2-2 record and hand the Blue Devils their first loss of the season as Duke comes into the game 4-0. This was Duke’s first ACC conference game of the young season and the second such game for the Hurricanes football team. Miami did all the scoring in the first quarter on a touchdown and a field goal and led by the score of 9-0 after 15 minutes. Duke would inch back in the second quarter with a touchdown of their own as the game went into the half with the score of 9-7 in favor of the Hurricanes. Miami was able to put up another two touchdowns in the second half while Duke had to settle for another field goal in what ended up being a 22-10 Miami Hurricanes victory. Duke drops their perfect record to 4-1 while Miami improves to 3-2 on the season and 1-1 in the ACC Conference. The biggest difference in this game was Miami’s ability to put the ball in the end zone while Duke had to continually settle for field goals. Duke couldn’t get its running game going in this contest and the Miami secondary was too good for Duke’s QB Anthony Boone who threw two decisive picks on the day. Get your tickets for Miami’s next game as the Hurricanes travel to Bobby Dodd Stadium to take on another ACC foe in the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The game will be played next Saturday at 7:30 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN 2.
9-22-14: The Miami Hurricanes traveled to the land of corn this week when they took on the #24 ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. Miami came into the contest with a 2-1 record, their one blemish coming in the ACC, and they were facing an undefeated 3-0 Cornhusker team. Miami put up a good fight against their Big Ten opponents but ultimately fell to the Cornhuskers by the score of 41-31. Nebraska forced three turnovers in the contest including two interceptions and one fumble that Josh Mitchell recovered and returned for 57 yards for a touchdown. Nebraska also controlled the running game in this contest as the Cornhuskers ran the ball 54 times for 343 rushing yards. With all the rushing yards and attempts Nebraska also kept the ball out of the Hurricanes hands as Miami only held the ball for 26:40 of the 60 minute ballgame. When Miami did have the ball they struggled to move the ball at times and only went 4-10 on third down conversions, although they did go 2-3 on fourth down conversions, and was forced to throw the ball 42 times on the day. Miami also didn’t help their own cause with nine penalties for 82 yards which was key in killing more than one rally in the loss to the Cornhuskers. Get your Miami tickets now as the Hurricanes host the Duke Blue Devils next week at home in Sun Life Stadium. The game will be televised on ABC and ESPN 2.
9-16-14: The Miami Hurricanes hosted the Arkansas State Red Wolves this week at home in Sun Life Stadium in Miami as the Hurricanes look for their second straight win. Miami’s quarterback Brad Kaaya had his way with the Arkansas State secondary as he threw for 341 yards with four touchdowns and one interception on the day. The Miami offensive attack was pretty one dimensional on the game as Kaaya’s 341 yard day accounted for most of the Hurricanes 486 yards of total offense. The biggest difference in the game was Arkansas State’s inability to convert on third downs as the team was 9-21 on the day resulting in six punts on the day. Luke Ferguson, the Red Wolves kicker, didn’t help the Arkansas State cause missing two field goals and an extra point attempt in the game leaving seven potential points on the field. Miami had the game in hand heading into the fourth quarter as they led 41-14 and played a lot of their second and third string players on the depth chart. Next week the Hurricanes will travel to Nebraska to take on the Cornhuskers in Memorial Stadium so be sure to grab some tickets for that game. The game will be played at 8:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN2.
9-8-14: The Miami Hurricanes hosted the Florida A&M Rattlers at Sun Life Stadium this week as the Hurricanes look to rebound from a loss in their first game to Louisville. Miami did just that as they thumped the Rattlers in convincing fashion by the score of 41-7. The Hurricanes defense looked great as the only score that Florida A&M had was a recovered fumble in the endzone, the Rattlers offense never scored a point in this game. Florida A&M was forced to punt ten times in the game while Miami punted the ball just once in the contest which showed how dominating the offense was in this game. The Hurricanes offense had 416 total yards of offense while the Rattlers had just 114 yards. Miami threw everything they had at the Rattlers in this game with two quarterbacks in Brad Kaaya and Jake Heaps making completions, six different players ran the ball in the game, and six different receivers made catches in the game as the Hurricanes spread the ball around all evening long. Get your tickets for next week’s game when Miami hosts the Arkansas State Red Wolves at home on ESPN U.