2012 Miami Hurricanes

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    2012 Miami Hurricanes

    Content coming soon, possibly Wednesday or Thursday

    Schedule:
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Week Opponent Result
    1 at Florida Atlantic W 42-6
    2 at Boston College W 34-7
    3 Bye
    4 at Oregon W 28-27
    5 vs Florida State L 26-31
    6 at Duke W 44-6
    7 at Virginia W 34-13
    8 at Georgia Tech W 24-15
    9 vs North Carolina W 35-17
    10 vs Virginia Tech W 37-35
    11 Bye
    12 vs NC State W 42-7
    13 at USC
    14 at Boise State
    15 Bye
    CC TBA
    BG TBA


    Players to Watch (Offense)
    1. Mike James HB :)RS: JR) - Solid back with quick feet and strength to break tackles.
    2. Laron Byrd WR :)RS: SR) - Tall receiver with unbelievable quickness. Makes catches all over the field.
    3. Daniel Adderley :)RS: SR) - Tall tight end with quick step off the line. He will be a very popular redzone target at 6'6

    Players to Watch (Defense)
    1. Jordan Futch OLB :)RS: SR) - Has strength of a linebacker but speed of a defensive back. He is the leader on the defensive side.
    2. Ray Ray Armstrong FS (SR) - Very talented safety, he can come up to help in run game or make plays in pass game.
    3. Dyron Dye DE :)RS: JR) - Dye will be spending a lot of time in opposing backfields. He is quick but also very strong. He is also great at shedding blocks and getting to ball carrier.

    Strengths
    + Wide Receiver (Byrd 97, Streeter 95, Johnson 94)
    + Offensive Line (99, 85, 86, 89. 95)
    + Linebackers (Futch 94, Morgan 86, Buchanan 90)

    Weaknesses
    - Halfback depth (James 94 but backups Darby and Walden are 84 and 83)
    - Cornerback depth (Kent 90, Thomas 88, and Nixon 82, backups are 79 or below)
    - Special teams (punter Hester 73 and kicker Sanchez 70)
     
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    Week 1 at Florida Atlantic

    Florida Atlantic was no match for its much larger neighbor. The Hurricanes led by tailback Mike James charged through the Owls and the Canes earned its first win under its new coach. In this game James rushed for over 100 yards and punched it in the endzone three times. He received help on the ground from backup running backs Walden and Darby, each rushed for more than 60 yards and a TD. On the defensive side the Canes didn't let the Owls control the ball, allowing only 6 first downs in this contest. The Miami defensive also held FAU to just 1 of 12 on third down conversion attempts.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    MIA 7 21 7 7 42
    FAU 0 3 3 0 6


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    MIA FAU
    Total Yards 438 141
    Rush/Pass Yards 242/196 41/100
    1st downs 23 6
    3rd down conversion 7-10 (70%) 1-12 (8%)
    Red zone conversion 6-5-0 2-0-2
    Turnovers 0 1
    Time of Possession 20:25 6:51


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    MIA FAU
    Pass Lead Cook 12-16 196 yards 1 TD/0 INT Kooi 11-24 100 yards 0 TD/0 INT
    Rush Lead James 22 car 106 yards 3 TD *Offensive Player of the Game* Rolle 9 car 20 yards
    Rec Lead Streeter 3 rec 75 yards 1 TD Stevens 3 rec 45 yards
    Def Lead Henry 7 tackles 1 FF *Defensive Player of the Game* Parker 15 tackles
     
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    Week 2 at Boston College

    Coach Bravejaf missed the game due to family emergency but team played well in his absence. Mike James had another strong game to lead the Miami offense. He carried the ball for 112 yards and 2 touchdowns. Quarterback Taylor Cook was erratic in this game, completing just 20 passes on 46 attempts. On the defensive side Miami was led by Ray Ray Armstrong. He grabbed his first pick of the season and returned it for a touchdown.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Mike James

    Defensive Player of the Game: Ray Ray Armstrong

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    MIA 10 14 3 7 34
    BC 0 0 0 7 7


    Week 4 at Oregon

    This was a back and forth game between the Hurricanes and the Ducks. Miami struck first with a long TD run by Geoff Darby. Oregon would answer back with 2 touchdowns, one passing and one rushing touchdown. Miami would answer with a short touchdown run of its own, this one by Cook. Oregon then kicked a long field goal before the half to go up 17-14. Following halftime the Ducks would score again, this time a long pass by Darren Thomas to tight end Dion Jordan. Miami would answer with a touchdown pass of its own, this time a pass from Cook to Streeter. Oregon added a field goal at the end of the third quarter to go up by 6. In the 4th quarter Miami drove down the field and got a touchdown to take the lead. Two missed field goals by Harris, including one at the end of the game, would seal the Miami victory.

    Leading Miami was the run game of James (116 yards on 21 carries) and Darby (71 yards on 4 carries). On defense middle linebacker was the star for the Hurricanes. He finished with 10 tackles and 1 tackle for a loss.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Geoff Darby

    Defensive Player of the Game: Clint Morgan

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    MIA 7 7 7 7 28
    ORE 7 10 10 0 27


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    Week 5 vs. Florida State

    Miami finally returned home after starting the season with 3 road games in 4 weeks. Unfortunately Hurricanes return home was not pleasant for Miami faithful. The Hurricanes defense struggled to stop the Seminoles offense led by Wil Secord. Secord didn't rack up a lot of yards (191) but he made big plays when needed. He also avoided turnovers, the same cannot be said for Miami QB Taylor Cook. Cook completed some long touchdown passes but he also threw 2 interceptions in this game. He also completed less than 50% of his passes thanks to the tough FSU defense. The best player for Miami on offensive side was Laron Byrd. He made 2 long touchdown receptions in this game and finished with 109 yards receiving.

    Another star for Florida State was Lonnie Pryor. Pryor didn't put up gaudy rush numbers (84 yards on 25 carries) but he helped FSU control the clock. He also added a TD run late in the game that sealed the victory for Florida State. The loss really set Miami back because the school invited several key recruits to this game. The recruits appeared to be disappointed by the loss and the majority of the players are expected to sign with other schools.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Laron Byrd

    Defensive Player of the Game: Clint Morgan

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    FSU 7 14 0 10 31
    MIA 3 14 0 9 26
     
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    Week 8 at Georgia Tech


    Coach Bravejaf knew the Yellow Jackets would be a tough match for his Hurricanes. He stated the offensive style is different than any team the Hurricanes have faced this season. Early in the second quarter GT scored a touchdown on a triple option play. After that play however, Miami's D was able to slow the option and force GT to pass the ball. GT's quarterback Luallen struggled when forced to pass and he ended up throwing 5 interceptions. Miami cornerback Kyle Thomas grabbed 3 of the picks in this game and was the player of the game for Miami. Without his efforts Miami may have lost this game.

    On the offensive side Miami didn't play much better than their opponent. Taylor Cook was accurate in this game but he did add two more interceptions to his total this season. On the positive side those interceptions were 2 of his 4 passes not completed in this game. Leading receiver for Miami was tight end Daniel Adderley. He caught 6 passes for 79 yards. The running game was the key to Miami's success in this game. Mike James had another big game rushing the ball 31 times for 147 yards. He also scored the touchdown in the fourth quarter that extended Miami's lead to two scores.

    The schedule does not get easier for Miami. They have to take on another top 10 ACC opponent with UNC making the trip south to Miami. This will be Miami's second home game of the season and first since the week 5 loss to Florida State.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    MIA 3 14 0 7 24
    GT 0 9 6 0 15


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    MIA GT
    Total yards 405 162
    Rush/pass yards 144/261 59/103
    First downs 17 7
    3rd down conversion 5-13 (38%) 3-14 (21%)
    Red zone conversion 4-2-1 1-1-0
    Turnovers 4 5
    Time of possession 14:19 9:41


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    MIA GT
    Pass Cook 12-16 205 yards 2 TD/2 INT Luallen 9-26 103 yards 2 TD/5 INT
    Rush James 31 car 147 yards 1 TD Smith 5 car 21 yards
    Rec Adderley 6 rec 79 yards Smith 5 rec 54 yards
    Def Thomas 2 tack 3 INT Sweeting 19 tack 1 INT


    Offensive Player of the Game: Mike James

    Defensive Player of the Game: Kyle Thomas

    Week 9 vs North Carolina


    #7 Noth Carolina was the week 9 opponent for Miami and UNC gave Miami fits in the first half. The Tar Heels were led by halfback AJ Blue who refused to go down. He carried the ball 11 times in the first half and he gained 110 yards. UNC was also helped by a long interception TD thrown by Cook. That TD gave Tar Heels a 17-14 lead with just over a minute before halftime. Miami bounced back however, and Mike James scored a short rush TD with just 9 seconds on the clock.

    For some reason UNC went away from the run in the second half and this proved to be a poor decision. UNC struggled to move the ball and Miami was able to generate enough offense to put the ball in the endzone. Once again Miami's offense was helped by the running game. James and Geoff Darby pounded the rock and UNC could not stop the combined assault. James finished the game with 96 yards and Darby had 52 yards. Each player scored 1 rushing touchdown in this match.

    Miami remains at home for its week 10 match but takes on another top opponent. The Virginia Tech Hokies will be a tough test for Miami and a win is important for both teams. Both teams are playing for a berth in the ACC Championship game. If Miami wins this game they will need just 1 more victory to lock up the Coastal Division.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    UNC 7 10 0 0 17
    MIA 7 14 7 7 35


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    UNC MIA
    Total yards 259 342
    Rush/pass yards 97/162 205/137
    First downs 9 16
    3rd down conversion 2-10 (20%) 6-16 (37%)
    Red zone conversion 3-1-1 4-4-0
    Turnovers 4 2
    Time of possession 8:38 16:41


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    UNC MIA
    Pass Hanson 11-24 162 yards 1 TD/3 INT Cook 9-22 133 yards 3 TD/2 INT
    Rush Blue 15 car 117 yards James 25 car 96 yards
    Rec Adams 5 rec 58 yards 1 TD Byrd 1 rec 50 yards 1 TD
    Def Bell 13 tackles 1 INT Armstrong 7 tack 1 tfl 2 INT


    Offensive Player of the Game: Davon Johnson (4 rec 40 yards 2 TD)

    Defensive Player of the Game: Ray Ray Armstrong
     
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    Week 10 vs Virginia Tech

    This game was for the ACC Coastal Division and both teams played with intensity from the opening whistle. On the first drive of the game the Hurricanes forced the Hokies to punt. Punt returner David Tompkins chose not to call a fair catch and was leveled on the play. He fumbled the ball and Virginia Tech CB James Hooper scooped it for a TD. On the next drive Taylor Cook threw an interception to Tech safety Antone Exum and things looked bad for Miami. The defense however forced another punt and Miami got its offense going with a huge run by Mike James. James broke threw the Hokies' defense and rushed 87 yards for the touchdown. The game continued to be back and forth, with Virginia Tech going into halftime with a 21-14 lead.

    Miami would come roaring back in the second half. Taylor Cook played almost perfect in this half, throwing 3 touchdown passes and 0 interceptions. Byrd and Streeter each caught 1 TD pass and 70 yards in this game. Tech just would not stay down and they managed to get back into the game. A missed extra point in the fourth quarter put Miami in a bad situation. The Hokies got the ball back with ample time to score and they would take the lead with a TD and the extra point. VT got that touchdown and left just a minute on the clock. Cook refused to let Miami lose this game and he made a long pass to Davon Johnson. This put Miami in field goal range and they were able to convert for a 37-35 lead with just 15 second remaining. VT tried to get a score but was stopped short.

    With this game in the Hurricanes clinch the ACC Coastal conference. They get a bye week in week 11 befoe facing NC State in week 12. Miami will need to stay focused on Wolfpack and not look ahead to showdown with #5 USC.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    1st 2nd 3rd Final
    VT 7 14 0 14 35
    MIA 14 0 14 9 37


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    VT MIA
    Total yards 336 447
    Rush/pass yards 142/194 194/253
    1st downs 17 17
    3rd down conversion 6-9 (66%) 7-10 (70%)
    Red zone conversion 4-4-0 4-3-0
    Turnovers 1 3
    Time of possession 12:05 11:55


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    VT MIA
    Pass Clayton 13-18 194 yards 2 TD/0 INT Cook 14-23 253 yards 3 TD/1 INT
    Rush Wilson 25 car 108 yards 1 TD James 25 car 179 yards 2 TD
    Rec Thomas 4 rec 59 yards 1 TD Boyd 4 rec 76 yards ` TD
    Def Exum 14 tackles 1 INT Smith 5 tackles 3 tackles for loss 1 sack


    Offensive Player of the Game: Mike James
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    Defensive Player of the Game: Andrew Smith
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    Week 12 vs. NC State


    The game was closer than the score would indicate and this was far from a dominant effort by Miami. Miami was helped out by an early interception touchdown by :RS: freshman Arthur Nixon. The Hurricanes also were helped out by poor red zone execution by the Wolfpack. NC State scored only 7 points in 4 redzone visits. One of these redzone trips was interrupted by Kyle Thomas picking off a pass in the endzone and running the ball over 80 yards down the field. This setup a Miami field goal attempt before the half but the kick was missed.

    On the offensive side Miami was able to move the ball through the air but not on the ground. Mike James struggled all game and he managed just 24 yards on 17 carries. Thankfully Taylor Cook and the Miami pass game was able to move the ball. Cook threw 4 touchdown passes in this game, including a deep ball to his favorite wide receiver Laron Byrd. Davon Johnson and Tommy Streeter also caught touchdown passes in this game.

    Next up for Miami is a huge match against #5 USC followed by a match against BCS buster Boise State. Miami will need to run the ball well against USC to stay in that game. Relying too much on the pass could get the Canes in some trouble with the USC secondary.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Taylor Cook 18-23 296 yards 4 TD 1 INT

    Defensive Player of the Game: Arthur Nixon 7 tackles 1 INT 1 Pass deflection 1 TD
     

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