The Hurricane Herald

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  1. BAKEdaSNAKE

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    The Hurricane Herald

    In week 2 of the season, the Hurricanes traveled up to Columbus, Ohio to face THE Ohio State University. The Canes were making the trip while looking begin the season 2-0.

    The Canes lost the toss and were forced to receive the opening kick. The Canes drove it down the field, mainly on the ground, and put 7 points on the board. The Canes were liking the outlook of the game after starting off the game like that. The Buckeyes took over after that and marched down the field, but were only able to get a FG on the drive.

    On the next few drives, Miami was plagued with 2 fumbles by Cooper. The Buckeyes were able to turn those mistakes into 10 points, and led at the half 13-7.

    Ohio State got the ball to begin the 2nd half, and was driving down the field when Saine fumbled on a run. The ball was picked up by DE Ojomo, and he broke one tackle and rumbled down the sideline 61 yards to make it 14-13 and put Miami back on top. The Buckeyes got the ball back and drove down the field, and put 6 points on the board, but tried for a 2 point conversion and didn't make it.

    To begin the 4th quarter, the score was Ohio State 19, Miami 14, with the Hurricanes moving the ball down the field. They were forced to settle for a 40 yard field goal nailed by the kicker Bosher. After the Buckeyes got the ball back, they were able to hit a long pass to take it down to the 6 yard line, which Pryor then threw a 6 yard TD pass not much later. This made it 26-17. The Hurricanes got the ball back and were in a little bit of a hurry up because with 4 minutes and some change left, they were down by 2 possessions. Miami was able to put it in the endzone on a 5 yard run by Cooper, his 2nd of the day, and make the game 26-24.

    The Buckeyes drove down the field, while running the clock as much as they could, but the Hurricanes were able to come up with a critical stop, while being forced to use all of their timeouts, and force Ohio State to kick a field goal that was more than 40 yards. The kick came up short and gave Jacory Harris just the opportunity he was looking for. Harris got the ball back in his hands with a minute and some change left. Harris was able to hit some good deep passes over the middle, with the clock only stopping to move the chains, but the Canes were able to get the ball down in the red zone. With 8 seconds left, the Canes lined up to kick the field goal, but the Buckeyes used one of their timeouts to try to freeze Bosher. Bosher came back after the timeout and put it through the uprights with 4 seconds left to give the Canes the 27-26 win on the road.

    Great game Tuco, was very enjoyable.
     
  2. BAKEdaSNAKE

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    Canes pull off the upset!!!

    The Cardiac Canes do it one more time!!! Miami traveled up to South Bend to face the #6 ranked Fighting Irish. This game was ALL offense. The Irish put up 543 yards of total offense to the Canes 444.

    Clausen was 17-28 for 422 yards for 4 TD's and did everything he could to give his team the W, if only he could have played defense. Jacory Harris was not quite as good as Clausen was, but as he was quoted after the game "Hey, who got the W?" and its hard to argue with that. Harris finished 16-29 for 345 with 1 TD and 1 INT. Cooper also had another huge game for the Hurricanes rushing for 106 yards on 25 carries with 4 TD's, along with 4 catches out of the backfield for 26 yards. Hankerson had some big plays down field catching 3 balls for 132 yards with a 44 yard avg.

    Another huge boost for the Canes offense was Brandon McGee on the return team. Early in the game when the Canes were down 14-3, McGee got Miami back in it by returning a kick 106 yards for a TD. McGee set the Canes up with good field position all day long going for 213 kickoff return yards as well as 65 yards on punt returns.

    In order for Miami to win this game, it was going to take a total team effort and it did that, with the Hurricanes getting contributions from everybody.

    At the half, the score was 28-17 Notre Dame. Miami received the ball to start the 2nd half, and drove down the field for a TD to cut the lead to 28-24. From then on, it was back and forth TD's for each team.

    To begin the 4th quarter, the Hurricanes were down 42-31. With 4:01 left to play, Cooper put the ball in from 2 yards out, and the Canes went for 2 to make it a 3 point game. Notre Dame got the ball back, but was forced to punt, giving the ball back to Miami with 3:11 left to play. Miami moved the ball a little bit, but was forced to punt it. The Hurricanes defense stepped up yet again, with the Fighting Irish just trying to run the ball and run the clock out, the Canes stopped 3 straight runs and used all their timeouts to force a Notre Dame punt with under a minute left.

    Now it was time for Jacory Harris to go to work. The Fighting Irish were relentless in their pass rush, often times bringing 6 guys to blitz, and it was making things difficult for Harris. On a 3rd and 18 play, with 16 seconds left, Harris was in the gun with 4 wide and took the snap, but saw he had a heavy blitz coming from his left side, so he rolled out to his right. WR Benjamin was running right across the middle of the field in a post route with nobody on him, so Harris threw up a prayer. Benjamin was able to haul the catch in and run it in for a 58 yard reception, with 2 seconds left on the clock. Final score: Miami 46, Notre Dame 42.
     
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    The Canes keep it rolling!!!

    The Miami Hurricanes rolled into Georgia Tech to face the Yellow Jackets in a matchup of the 21st and 22nd ranked teams in the country. Miami was riding a 3 game winning streak to begin the season, looking to make it a 4th.

    Jonathan Dwyer did everything he possibly could to keep the Yellow Jackets in it. On only 9 rushes, he ran for 230 yards and 3 TD's. Miami's Greg Cooper tried to match him on the other side, and was able to match him with the TD's by rushing for 3 TD's as well, but failed to get the same yardage only rushing for 160.

    This game was plagued with turnovers. The Canes turned it over 4 times (3 fumbles, 1 INT), with the Yellow Jackets turning it over 3 times on fumbles by Nesbitt.

    Georgia Tech was able to run the ball down the field on the opening drive to take a 7-0 lead, and that was the score at the end of the 1st quarter. It took the Miami defense a little while to get the option attack figured out, but they were finally able to get something figured out and get some stops and force some turnovers.

    The Miami defense was able to return 2 of Nesbitts fumbles for touchdowns in the 2nd quarter to get the Hurricanes jumpstarted. After being held scoreless in the first quarter, the Hurricane offense was able to add 2 touchdowns to the 2 that the defense scored to give the Hurricanes a 28-14 lead at the half.

    After halftime, the Jackets offense was only able to manage 1 more touchdown drive, but the Jackets defense did return an INT for 6 points in the 3rd quarter, but that wasnt enough. The final score ended up Miami 42, Georgia Tech 28.

    The Hurricanes have a bye week next week after 4 tough games, and then we go on the road to face Duke, before our big showdown with FSU in week 7.
     
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    After the bye week in week 5, the #13 Hurricanes went on the road to Durham to face the Duke Blue Devils. Duke was 2-3 heading into the game while the Hurricanes were looking to keep their undefeated streak going at 4-0.

    The Blue Devils received the opening kickoff, but the Hurricanes defense was able to hold them to a 3-and-out series, and it was time for Graig Cooper and co. to take over. The Canes looked to set the tone of the game and give Duke a heavy dose of Cooper, and they did just that marching all the way down the field for 6 points on the opening drive. After setting up the defense with the run the whole way, Harris was able to hit Byrd in the endzone for a 22 yard pass.

    At the end of the 1st, the Canes led 7-0. Throughout the first half, Miami showed their muscle on defense and held the Blue Devils to 3-and-outs in almost every drive they started and they werent able to get anything going. The Miami offense, however, was just the opposite. The o-line was able to push the Blue Devil defense off the line all the time and the Canes were able to run the ball very effectively, rushing for 133 yards in the first half. The only time the Canes had to pass the ball was in the final 1:12 of the first half, when they got the ball back. At the half, the Canes led 24-0, as K Matt Bosher hit a FG as time expired in the half.

    The second half was much of the same, with the Canes establishing the run and the defense doing what they do best and shutting Duke down. Duke was able to get in the endzone late in the 4th quarter finally, but it didnt really do anything to affect the game. Cooper added another TD and Bosher added another FG, to make the final score Miami 34, Duke 7.

    Offensive player of the game: RP Graig Cooper 166 rushing yards with 3 TD's

    Defensive player of the game: Vaughn Telemaque 17 Tackles(8 for loss), 3 sacks, 1 fumble recovery

    Next week Florida State comes to town to take on the Hurricanes in a battle of 2 top 25 teams.
     
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    In a heated rivalry game, the Hurricanes defense shut down the Seminole offense, pitching a shutout, in a game the Hurricanes completely dominated, winning 42-0.

    The offense was led by Greg Cooper, running for 264 yards and 3 TD's on 24 carries, and 2 receptions for 35 yards and a TD. QB Jacory Harris didnt have to do much, but when he did he was very effective going 6 of 7 for 104 yards and a TD. The Canes offense was able to put up 438 yards on the Seminole D, mainly on the ground running for 334 yards on 40 carries, with Chambers picking up 87 to go along with Coopers huge day.

    The stifling Hurricane defense was led by their hard-hitting safety Vaughn Telemaque with 15 tackles (5 for loss), 3 sacks, and a forced fumble. The defense was able to get after Ponder all day long, getting 6 sacks overall, and they held RB Thomas to only 12 yards on 18 carries. The Canes were able to hold the Seminoles to 2-11 on 3rd down, and force 3 turnovers. The Hurricane defense was also able to contribute to the scoring by putting in 2 TD's of their own on an interception and fumble return each.

    In the first quarter, it was a defensive slug-fest, with the only score of the quarter coming on a 28 yard interception returned by Holmes. Miami led at the half 21-0 after Cooper was able to punch in 2 scores in the 2nd quarter. The 3rd quarter saw the Canes doing more of the same, putting 3 more in the endzone to give them the final lead of 42-0. The 4th quarter saw the Hurricane 2nd team get in and run out the clock and still not allow the Seminoles in the endzone.
     
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    The 12th ranked North Carolina Tar Heels hit the road this week to face the 5th ranked Miami Hurricanes in a tough ACC Battle. In the 3rd quarter however, the Canes got some bad news as starting quarterback Jacory Harris was injured with a torn tricep and is now out for 7 weeks. Before going out though, Harris was slinging the ball all around the field and had 200 yards and 2 TD's already.

    Backup AJ Highsmith had big shoes to fill but stepped in nicely, going 5-6 for 46 yards. The offense however, didnt miss a beat as Graig Cooper once again carried the load for the Canes. Cooper had 112 yards with 1 TD on 19 carries and 34 receiving yards and 1 TD to go on top of that.

    The defense wasnt as stout as it usually is, allowing Tar Heel QB Benner to throw for a North Carolina school record of 458 yards and 3 TD's. The Canes defense was able to stop the Tar Heel offense when it mattered most though, and pull out the win 34-24. The defense was once again led by Vaughn Telemaque with 17 tackles (2 for loss), 1 sack and 1 forced fumble.

    All in all, the Canes were put to the test in what is going to come down to an important 3 game homestand to determine the ACC championship, and possibly more, as in the next 2 weeks the canes have to face the 21st ranked Virgina Tech Hokies, and then on to the big showdown with Maryland in week 11. Time will tell how this Hurricane team deals with the loss of Harris.
     
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    In a battle between 2 top 20 teams, the 5th ranked Miami Hurricanes took on the 18th ranked Hokies of Virginia Tech. The first quarter was a defensive battle, with the Hurricanes scoring the only 7 points of the quarter, but the 2nd quarter was an offensive fireworks show with both teams hanging up 38 total points in the quarter. The Canes went in at the half leading 31-14.

    Coming out in the 2nd half, the Hurricanes knew all they had to do to get the win was play solid defense, and not only did they play solid defense, but they played great defense and didn’t allow a 2nd half point to Virginia Tech. The Hurricane defense also was able to force a safety in the 4th quarter as well, to help out their stingy defense.

    The final score was Miami 36, Virginia Tech 14.

    The offensive leader was once again Graig Cooper. He ran for 213 yards and 1 TD, and would have had at least one more TD if not 2, but fumbles plagued him yet again in this game. Backup RB Chambers was also able to add 72 yards on the ground. Backup QB AJ Highsmith didn’t have to throw the ball much, but when he did, he made it count big time. He was 7 of 8 for 219 yards and 2 TD’s.

    The defense was led by talented safety Vaughn Telemaque with 18 tackles(4 for loss) and 2 sacks, along with a blocked punt. The Hurricane defense was able to get to Taylor for 6 sacks on the day.
     

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