MIAMI (2-1, 1-0 ACC) 38, BETHUNE-COOKMAN (2-1, 1-0 MEAC) 10
SUN LIFE STADIUM • MIAMI GARDENS, FLA.
SEPT. 15, 2012 • ATTENDANCE: 39,435
• Today’s Captains: OL Brandon Linder, QB Stephen Morris, CB Brandon McGee and DE Shayon Green.
• Weather at Kickoff: 86 degrees, fair. Wind from the ESE at 10 mph. 66 percent humidity.
• The Hurricanes are a perfect 5-0 in home openers at Sun Life Stadium.
• The Canes are undefeated at home against MEAC opponents, outscoring them 438-59.
• Miami is 65-21 all-time in home openers and has won six consecutive home openers.
• Miami has won 14 of its last 15 home openers.
• Miami has collected at least 200 yards through the air in all three games this season: 207 at BC; 222 at KSU; 211 vs. B-CU.
• Today’s Defensive Starters: DE Anthony Chickillo, DT Darius Smith, DT Olsen Pierre, DE Shayon Green, LB Eddie Johnson, LB Denzel Perryman, LB Tyrone Cornelius, CB Thomas Finnie, S Deon Bush, S A.J. Highsmith and CB Brandon McGee.
• Today’s Offensive Starters: WR Malcolm Lewis, LT Malcolm Bunch, LG Jon Feliciano, C Shane McDermott, RG Brandon Linder, RT Ereck Flowers, TE Dyron Dye, RB Duke Johnson, QB Stephen Morris, RB Mike James, WR Phillip Dorsett.
• Deon Bush and A.J. Highsmith made their first-career starts at safety, while true freshman WR alcolm Lewis made the first collegiate start of his career.
• In the first quarter, Duke Johnson returned a kickoff 95 yards for Miami’s first score of the game. The return ties Tremain Mack (at Syracuse, 1996) for the eighth –longest kickoff return in Hurricanes history. This was Miami’s third kickoff returned for a touchdown since 2005. In 2005 against Temple, Devin Hester had a 100-yard kickoff return and Lamar Miller notched an 88-yard kickoff return at Ohio State, Sept. 11, 2010.
• True freshman RB Duke Johnson became the first Cane since Leonard Hankerson (Oct. 2, 2010, Clemson) to score at least three touchdowns in a game. Johnson scored in three ways – a 95-yard kickoff return in the first quarter, a 1-yard run in the second quarter, a 28-yard rush in the fourth and a 50-yard reception in the third quarter. He is the 10th FBS player since the start of the 2006 season to have a receiving, rushing and return TD in the same game. He is also the second to complete the trifecta this season, joining Giovani Bernard (UNC).
• Johnson is the first Miami player to score four TDs in a game since Tyrone Moss did in 2005 against North Carolina. Entering Week 3, only four players in the NCAA had recorded four TDs in a game in 2012. Johnson is now averaging 14.5 yards per play.
• Johnson has 638 all-purpose yards through three games, which makes him on pace for 2,552 yards in 12 games. The single-season all-purpose mark at Miami is 2,102 by Willis McGahee.
• RSr. DL Darius Smith notched the second sack of his career, a three-yard loss, in the first quarter.
• In the second quarter, Fr. DLTyriq McCord collected his first-career sack, a three-yard loss for the Wildcats. He added a second sack in the fourth quarter, a 12-yard setback to end the game.
• With his 20-yard field goal, RSr. Jake Wieclaw remains perfect this season, hitting all five of his attempts. Wieclaw is on the 2012 Lou Groza Watch List.
• So. WR Phillip Dorsett collected 49 receiving yards, passing his previous career-high of 41 yards at USF in 2011.
• Brandon McGee had a pair of pass break ups against B-CU, nearly doubling his career-total of three.
• Shayon Green has posted back-to-back 8-tackle games, his career high.
• Dallas Crawford’s first-career interception came off a failed B-CU fake punt.