MIAMI (7-5, 5-3 ACC) 52, DUKE (6-6, 4-4 ACC) 45
WALLACE WADE STADIUM • DURHAM, N.C.
Nov. 24, 2012 • ATTENDANCE: 26,895
• Today’s offensive starters: WR Herb Waters, LT Malcolm Bunche, LG Jon Feliciano, C Shane McDermott, RG Brandon Linder, RT Seantrel Henderson, TE Clive Walford, QB Stephen Morris, FB Mike James, RB Duke Johnson, WR Phillip Dorsett.
• Today’s defensive starters: DE Anthony Chickillo, DT Curtis Porter, DT Olsen Pierre, DE Shayon Green, OLB Thurston Armbrister, MLB James Gaines, OLB Gionni Paul, CB Tracy Howard, S Rayshawn Jenkins, S Kacy Rodgers II, CB Brandon McGee.
• With DB Tracy Howard starting today, Miami started 10 different freshmen this season (DB Deon Bush, DB Tracy Howard, RB Duke Johnson, WR Malcolm Lewis, DB Rayshawn Jenkins, LB Eddie Johnson, DL Corey King, DL Earl Moore, OL Ereck Flowers, WR Herb Waters). Johnson and King are redshirt freshmen.
• The Canes had a different starting lineup on defense all 12 games this season.
• With the win, the Hurricanes take a share of the ACC Coastal Division for the first time since joining the league in 2004. The Canes were picked fifth in the preseason poll.
• Miami won its final game of the season for the first time since defeating Nevada at the MPC Computers Bowl on Dec. 31, 2006.
• The Hurricanes improve to 9-1 all-time against Duke and are undefeated against the Blue Devils since joining the ACC in 2004. UM has won all five meetings in Durham.
• UM had five touchdown drives that lasted under two minutes.
• Miami scored at least 40 points for the third consecutive game and for the sixth time this season.
• Miami’s 52 points were the most scored since a 52-17 win over Virginia on Nov. 7, 2009.
• The Hurricanes 646 yards of total offense was the third-most in program history and the most since totaling 689 yards against UCLA on Dec. 5, 1998.
• Duke’s 45 points tie record for most points by an opponent in a loss matching Virginia Tech (2002)
• RB Mike James and DB Vaughn Telemaque each saw action for the Hurricanes for the 50th time in their careers today, tying for the fourth-most games played in program history. James played in all 50 games in his career, tying for the second-most consecutive at Miami.
• TE Clive Walford racked up 99 receiving yards in the game, including a touchdown. Adding in the 35-yard reception in the first quarter and 36-yard catch in the second, Walford now has nine catches for at least 25 yards this season. Walford had 135 yards receiving last week against USF - the last Hurricane tight end to have back-to-back games with at least 100 yards receiving was Kellen Winslow II in 2003 (104 vs. West Virginia & at Florida State).
• RB Duke Johnson recorded 176 rushing yards in the game to bring his season total to 947, setting a program freshman rushing record. Clinton Portis (1999) previously held the mark. Johnson found the end zone three times in the game to bring his total to 13 overall scores for the season. It was the fourth game with at least 100 rushing yards this season for him and second one with three touchdowns.
• Johnson’s 13 TDs on the season are tied for the fifth-most in program history.
• Johnson finished with 2,060 all-purpose yards on the year, the second most in school history (Willis McGahee (2,108 - 2002).
• QB Stephen Morris has thrown at least one touchdown pass in nine games this season - he ends his season with 21 overall.
• RB Mike James plunged into the end zone at the end of the first half for his 21st career touchdown. In the second half, he took a screen pass 72 yards for his longest career play from scrimmage. His previous best was a 36-yard catch at home last season against Duke.
• K Jake Wieclaw connected for his 11th straight successful field goal attempt in the third quarter. The UM record is held by Dane Prewitt, who made 13 in a row in 1994.
• Wieclaw finished his career with 30 field goals, while hitting all 80 PAT attempts - fourth-most in school history.
• Morris finished the season with 3,415 yards of total offense, the most in the history of the program, edging out Bernie Kosar’s 1984 total of 3.412.
• Morris’ season-total of 3,345 passing yards ranks fifth in program history, while his 421 attempts and 245 completions rank first and second respectively. His 21 TD passes on the season are tied for 10th all-time with Vinny Testaverde’s 1985 total.