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Canes' big plays break Card’s back, 47-34

September 19, 2020

 

Louisville, KY – The #17 Miami Hurricanes (2-0, 1-0) came into the game as underdogs to the #18 Louisville Cardinals (1-1, 01) but made the big plays when it counted to win easily, 47-34.

 

Miami’s offense took advantage of the big plays to roll up 485 total yards of offense. In the Canes’ first two games, the offense has averaged 490 yards and 39 points per game.

 

Miami’s win over UAB featured a rushing attack that rolled up 337 yards on the ground. On Saturday, the Canes turned to QB D’Eriq King and a passing attack that amassed 325 yards in the air. King went 18-30 (60%), with 3 TD passes and no interceptions. King’s composure and experience kept the game in Miami’s control most of the game.

 

RB Cam’Ron Harris again led the rushing offense with 134 yards on 9 carries, including a 75-yard run for a touchdown. TE Brevin Jordan led all receivers with 7 receptions for 120 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown. True freshman RB Jaylen Knighton also contributed a big play when he took a King pass 75 yards and a touchdown.

 

Miami’s attacking defense kept the Cardinals from establishing any consistency on offense, resulting in four turnovers and stalled drives. Safety Bubba Bolden led the Canes’ defense with11 tackles (9 solo) and 1 tackle-for-loss. OLB Zach McCloud also contributed with 9 tackles (6 solo), 1 sack and 1 tackle-for-loss. Safety Amari Carter (“Thumper”) had 8 tackles with all being solo. Amari was once again Miami’s enforcer on the field. Also of note, freshman DL Jared Harrison-Hunte contributed 2 tackles, both solo, 1 sack and 2 tackles-for-loss. Jared is emerging as a future force on the Canes’ front line.

 

On Special teams, graduate transfer Jose Borregales highlighted a strong kicking unit. Joe was a perfect 4-4 on field goal attempts, with his longest a 57-yarder.

 

After Louisville got an early 3-0 lead, Miami quickly answered and never allowed the Cardinals to get closer than 10 points the rest of the game.

 

Miami returns home next Saturday to face rival Florida State at Hard Rock Stadium. Kickoff time and network coverage has not officially been announced.

 

GO Canes!