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September 21, 2007





the juice returns


Back on the juice, huh Solar?


you gotta admit thats dang fast


MIAMI (AP) - For one night, everything worked for the Miami Hurricanes, who finally got that signature win the program has craved for a couple of years.

Kyle Wright threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, Graig Cooper scored twice and the Hurricanes stymied No. 20 Texas A&M's high-powered offense in a 34-17 victory Thursday night.

The win was only Miami's second in its last nine games against a ranked opponent dating to the end of the 2005 season.

And it was never in doubt.

The Hurricanes (3-1) held the Aggies (3-1) to 38 yards in the first half yards in taking a 24-0 lead, ensuring their final Thursday night game at the venerable Orange Bowl would be a memorable one.

"It was a Thursday night game, prime time, so the nation got to come out and see what we really have as a University of Miami football team," Hurricanes coach Randy Shannon said. "I'm pleased with the victory, but I just said in the locker room ... we'll come back Sunday and get ready for our next opponent, which is Duke."

Wright completed 21 of 26 passes, finding Cooper with one scoring throw and Chris Zellner with another late in the third quarter to push the lead to 31-0. Sam Shields had six catches for 117 yards for Miami, which had three scoring drives take a combined 1 minute, 9 seconds.

Stephen McGee had a 1-yard touchdown run with 8:03 left for Texas A&M, and backup quarterback Jerrod Johnson threw a 33-yard scoring pass to tight end Martellus Bennett with 5 seconds left.

The Aggies entered averaging 46.3 points, scoring at least 38 in every game. Those numbers plummeted against the Hurricanes, who said a spotlight national TV game like this represented the perfect chance to make a statement.

It came through loud and clear.

Texas A&M's three leading rushers - McGee, Mike Goodson and Jorvorskie Lane - came into the game averaging a combined 235 yards, a big reason why the Aggies' were ranked fifth nationally in rushing offense with nearly 300 yards per outing as a team.

That trio rushed for 21 first-half yards and 69 for the game. Lane had no carries in the first half, and the Aggies didn't get on the board until Matt Szymanski's 32-yard field goal with 11:40 left.

By then, the outcome was decided, and the Miami mood was so joyous that university president Donna Shalala was posing for photos with smiling guests on the sideline as the clock ticked down.

"We just got beat, got beat by a better team," Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione said.

Miami scored 10 points off three Texas A&M turnovers in the final 3:40 of the half - more midweek magic for the Hurricanes, who won their final 10 Thursday games in the Orange Bowl.

And Wright may have played the best game of his Miami career, too.

On their first possession, Wright and the Hurricanes quickly set the tone. They had an 18-play, 80-yard drive, highlighted by Wright going 5-for-5 on third downs and took a 7-0 lead when Cooper took a direct snap and rumbled 7 yards for a score.

The direct snap, a new Miami wrinkle for this game, had a big role in the Hurricanes' second score.

"It's something we've had in our arsenal," Shannon said, noting Miami installed it during spring practice.

Miami got inside the Texas A&M 10 on a fortunate bounce; Wright's pass hit off Darnell Jenkins' hands, caromed off Aggies' linebacker Mark Dodge, and landed on Jenkins - who was on the ground and made the catch.

Indeed, it was that kind of night for Miami, which finished with a 402-240 edge in total yards.

Wright was spread right like a wide receiver on third-and-2 and fourth-and-1 plays inside the Aggies' 5. Javarris James took both snaps, eventually got the first down, then scored from 1 yard out for a 14-0 lead.

Miami missed a chance later in the half after Colin McCarthy intercepted McGee's pass and returned it to the Aggies 22, coming up empty when Francesco Zampogna missed a 36-yard field goal.

But Goodson fumbled the ball away on the next possession. Calais Campbell recovered for Miami and the Hurricanes needed one play to go up 21-0. Wright hit Cooper with a screen pass and the freshman did the rest, barreling in from 12 yards out with 33 seconds left in the half.

It got worse for Texas A&M. After a short kickoff, Cody Wallace - an offensive lineman - fumbled the ensuing return, the Hurricanes recovered again and Zampogna hit a 45-yarder as time expired in the half.


CGNC stunning as usual


Scoring Summary (Final)
2007 University of Miami Hurricanes
#16 Texas A&M vs Miami (Fla.) (Sep 20, 2007 at Miami, Fla.)
Texas A&M (3-1-0) vs. Miami (Fla.) (3-1-0)
Date: Sep 20, 2007 • Site: Miami, Fla. • Stadium: Orange Bowl
Attendance: 44622
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 0 0 0 17 17
Miami (Fla.) 7 17 7 3 34
Qtr Time Scoring Play V-H
1st 03:29 UM - Graig Cooper 7 yd run (Francesco Zampogna kick), 18-80 8:51 0 - 7
2nd 04:53 UM - Javarris James 1 yd run (Francesco Zampogna kick), 8-67 4:18 0 - 14
00:24 UM - Graig Cooper 12 yd pass from Kyle Wright (Francesco Zampogna kick), 1-12 0:16 0 - 21
00:00 UM - Francesco Zampogna 45 yd field goal, 3-11 0:17 0 - 24
3rd 00:46 UM - Chris Zellner 7 yd pass from Kyle Wright (Francesco Zampogna kick), 4-64 0:36 0 - 31
4th 11:40 TAMU - Szymanski, Matt 32 yd field goal, 9-39 4:06 3 - 31
08:03 TAMU - McGee, Stephen 1 yd run (Szymanski, Matt kick), 6-39 2:19 10 - 31
02:07 UM - Francesco Zampogna 23 yd field goal, 10-34 5:56 10 - 34
00:05 TAMU - Bennett, Martel 33 yd pass from Johnson, Jerrod (Szymanski, Matt kick), 5-54 2:02 17 - 34

Kickoff time: 7:46 pm • End of Game: 10:48 pm • Total elapsed time: 3:02

Temperature: 86 deg • Wind: S 9MPH • Weather: Partly Cloudy 52%rh


86... just got my canespace shirts Thanks so much Bro. Money is on its way
Thanks again

Go Canes!!!!!


Miami Head Coach Randy Shannon

On how well the defense played...
"That was a big victory for us tonight. It was an opportunity to bounce back from earlier this season in playing a good opponent in Texas A&M, ranked 16th in the country."

"It was a team effort. The guys played hard, they played well. It was a Thursday night game in primetime where the nation could see what we really have as the University of Miami football team."

"I'm pleased with the victory but I just said in the locker room, 'You've got tonight and tomorrow and we'll go back Sunday and get ready for our next opponent' which is Duke. Those guys have to stay focused and understand that."

"I'm upset about the turnovers. The turnovers will haunt us. I don't think any score is out of reach when you have turnovers."

"We were pleased with the red zone offense. There was one issue we had to address and we did that. We're going to keep concentrating on that because if we can score in the red zone, we can score a lot of points."

On the crowd chanting him name "They're my buddies up there. I like them. It is good but you know what, that's all about what Miami is about--we're a family. The student section has a lot of my friends and family and I go on campus and see them and say hi to them. I'm kind of a different coach; I don't hide from fans and stuff like that. It was great."


RCF...no problem bro, it's what we do.

Solar...I need a mailing address for U. Email it to me please at host@canespace.com


Texas A&M Football
No. 16/20 Texas A&M at Miami (Fla.)
Thursday, September 20, 2007 * Orange Bowl, Miami, Fla.

Postgame Notes
• Tonight’s loss put the Aggies’ record at 3-1 heading into the Big 12 schedule. The Aggies take on Baylor on
Sept. 29 in College Station.
• The Aggies rushed for just 98 yards against UM, marking the first time in 22 games that the Aggies were held
under 100 rushing yards (78 yards vs. Colorado in 2005).
• Quarterback Jerrod Johnson entered the game in mop-up time and quickly led the Aggies on a scoring drive
that culminated with a 33-yard pass to tight end Martellus Bennett. Since starting his A&M career with a threeand-
out against Montana State, Johnson has led the Aggies to five straight touchdown drives (one vs. MSU,
three vs. Louisiana-Monroe, one vs. Miami).
• Martellus Bennett, who wore No. 85 to honor former UM tight end Kevin Everett for the second straight week,
scored on a 33-yard yard “Hail Mary” from Jerrod Johnson. It was the second longest TD catch of his career
behind a 75-yarder against Baylor in 2006.
• Sophomore Matt Szymanski had his first career punt on a fake field goal pooch punt early in the second
• The Aggies failed on a pair of on-side kick attempts.
• The Aggies were shut out in the first half and then three quarters for the first time since the 2005 Cotton Bowl
against Tennessee (Tennessee won 38-7).
• The loss was the first true road loss as a starter for quarterback Stephen McGee. Prior to tonight, his only loss
away from Kyle Field was at the neutral site Qualcomm Stadium in the Holiday Bowl.
• Linebacker Mark Dodge was involved in a part of recovered fumbles. He forced one fumble on an open field
tackle that was recovered by safety Alton Dixon. He later recovered a fumble that caused by a strip by
defensive tackle Kellen Heard.
• The Aggies fell to 7-21 in games when they are even or minus in turnover margin. Both teams had three
turnovers. In games with a turnover margin advantage, the Aggies are 21-3.
• The Aggies remained perfect in the red zone with a field goal and touchdown in two chances inside UM’s 20.
For the season, the Aggies are 22-of-22 in the red zone with 16 touchdowns.
• The Aggies lost their third straight ESPN Thursday night game, which lowered their record in those games to
• The 2006 Big 12 leader in third down offense and defense, the Aggies converted just 4-of-13 third down tries
on offense, while allowing 9-of-18 on third- and fourth-down situations on defense against the Hurricanes.
• The Aggies’ only player from the state of Florida, Marquis Carpenter, started at cornerback.
• Game captains were: Stephen McGee, Earvin Taylor, Kirk Elder and Red Bryant
• Tonight’s 12th Man was Nick LaMantia, a junior from Mission, Texas. It marks the 15th game, including all four
in 2007, that LaMantia has served as the Aggies’ 12th Man.

“Aggies & Hurricanes on Thursday Nights”— During Coach Fran’s tenure at Texas A&M, the Aggies have played three Thursday night games and all three have had something to do with a hurricane.

Sept. 18, 2003 Hurricane Isabel/ Texas A&M at Virginia Tech (Lost, 19-35) on ESPN scheduled date

Sept. 22, 2005 Hurricane Rita/Texas A&M vs. Texas State, Kyle Field (Won, 44-31) on FSN moved up due to
approaching hurricane

Sept. 20, 2007 at Miami (facing the Hurricanes) on ESPN

OTHER ESPN NOTES: Overall Texas A&M is 23-10 on ESPN. Adding two games on ESPN2, the Aggies are 25-10 on the
family of ESPN stations. The Aggies had a streak of 13 straight wins snapped by Joe Paterno and the Penn State Nittany
Lions in the 1999 Alamo Bowl. The streak started in 1989 with A&M defeating LSU to open the season on ESPN in Coach
R.C. Slocum’s head coaching debut.

Thursday night ESPN games, Texas A&M is (11-4):
2007 at Miami (Fla.) (lost, 17-34)
2004 at Utah (lost, 21-41)
2003 at Virginia Tech (lost, 19-35)
2001 at Wyoming (ESPN2, won 28-20)
1995 at Rice (won, 17-10)
1993 vs. Texas (won, 18-9)
1992 at Texas (won, 34-13)
1992 at Houston (won, 38-30)
1991 vs. Texas (won, 31-14)
1991 at TCU (won, 44-7)
1988 vs. Alabama (lost, 10-30)**Make up from earlier scheduled ESPN broadcast postponed due to Hurricane Gilbert
1988 at Texas (won, 28-24)
1987 vs. Texas (won, 20-13)
1986 at Texas (won, 16-3)
1985 vs. Texas (won, 42-10)


Ok but if it ticks or smells like fertilizer i aint opening it


Go Canes. I am sooo Hoarse from shouting at the TV and for once in a long while it was for a good reason. I was shocked to say the least by that first half. I admit I was a bit skepcal about 86's prediction but I am glad it came true!!!!


Vintage Shannon

Q: You say guys are motivated by taking away their playing time. Was that motivation for Kyle?

Shannon: It probably was for him. Nobody likes their playing time taking away. I tell those guys `You should get upset because if you're not playing that means you're not doing the right things to help us win games.' Sometimes you have to look at yourself and say `What am I doing not to help us be successful as a team – not myself personally.' Him and some other guys, even Dedrick Epps, and look what he did. He didn't play at all last week, didn't dress. He comes out with a brand new mindset and he did some good things. That helps out a lot more than anything. Sometimes as coaches, like when you have kids, you tell your kids to stop doing something and they'll keep doing it until you do something to them. If you never do anything to them they'll keep doing it. On the University of Miami football team we'll tell them twice, you keep doing those things it's next person, you go ahead and sit down for a while. And that's what we did.


If wishes were CANES, beggars might ride! If CANES buns were donuts, I'd eat 'till I died!

2 Naps Up 4 Those Sexy Ass CANES!



Wow,I haven't seen the Canes play like this in years. The first three games(especially Ou) had me convinced we were rebuilding. I'm impressed; I hope we will continue to improve for the rest of the season.


gotta ask the Legion a favor:

If anyone knows when the replay of last night's game is on please post it here, thx



Nexxus...here U go, words to live by:

Rule #1: Never doubt 86!

Rule #2: Never, ever doubt Randy Shannon.

Rule #3: When in doubt, see rules #1 and #2!


Sugar...welcome to Canespace! Post here, post often.


There have been bigger games and better Miami teams in the Orange Bowl. Miami fans didn't care about that Thursday night.

They saw how their offense is coming together, felt the Shannon Era make a mark and got reminded, for one of the final times, what a good night in the Orange Bowl feels like.

I must say, I haven't seen UM dominate at home like that in years. Just like the good ole' days. I still have a smile on my face after seeing that. I may watch it again tonight!!


DTC, I didn't read the article about USF on the Miami Herald. I am a big fan, but I think it's premature for the players to talk all that Smack about the U. I hope they meet the U in a BCS Bowl Game so they can be spanked for their transgression. Neophytes shall not speak ill of a powerhouse.



ESPNU 3:00 PM today


No. 20/16 Texas A&M vs. Miami
Sept. 20, 2007 | Orange Bowl, Miami, Fla. | Post-Game Notes

􀁊 MOVING UP THE CHARTS… With Kyle Wright’s 15th completion of the night, he has moved into 10th place on Miami’s all-time list for pass completions, passing George Mira who had 368 completions from 1961-63. Wright entered the game with 354 career completions and now has 375 completions.

Additionally, Wright has moved into 10th place on Miami’s all-time list for touchdown passes, passing George Mira (1961-63). Wright entered the game with 28 career TD passes and now has 30.

􀁊 WHAT’S THE RUSH?… The Hurricanes surpassed 400 yards of offense for the second-straight game, finishing with 402 yards on 275 passing yards and 127 rushing yards. Although Miami finished below the
200-yard rushing mark for the first time at home this season, Miami scored on a pair of rushing TDs by Javarris James and Graig Cooper in the first half.

Additionally, Miami’s defense held Texas A&M, ranked fifth in nation with 296.3 rushing yards per game, to a season-low 98 yards on the ground on 33 carries.

􀁊 VERSUS THE LONE STAR STATE… The Hurricanes, who have eight players that hail from Texas, have not lost a game to a Texas school in the Orange Bowl in nearly 34 years – since a 30-7 loss to then-
No. 14 Houston on Oct. 19, 1973. Since the Hurricanes moved into the Orange Bowl in 1937, Miami has gone 23-8 versus Texas teams at home.

􀁊 THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL… In the last 21 years, the Hurricanes are 14-1 in regular-season Thursday night games, including a perfect 10-0 mark in the Orange Bowl.

Date Opponent Result
9/20/07 Texas A&M W, 34-17
11/23/06 Boston College W, 17-14
10/14/04 Louisville W, 41-38
9/23/04 at Houston W, 38-13
10/2/03 West Virginia W, 22-20
8/28/03 at Louisiana Tech W, 48-9
11/21/02 Pittsburgh W, 28-21
10/25/01 West Virginia W, 45-3
9/27/01 at Pittsburgh W, 43-21
8/31/00 McNeese State W, 61-14
11/19/98 Pittsburgh W, 38-10
9/18/97 at Pittsburgh L, 17-21
9/12/96 at Rutgers W, 33-0
9/12/91 Houston W, 40-10
11/27/86 East Carolina W, 36-10

􀁊 THAT’S A CATCH… Sophomore Sam Shields finished tonight’s game with a career-high 117 yards on six catches, surpassing his previous best of 101 yards versus Nevada (12/31/06). That is most yardage by a
UM receiver since Lance Leggett made six catches for 131 yards in Miami’s 20-15 win at Duke on Oct. 21, 2006.

Shields’ 51-yard reception in the second quarter was his third career catch of over 50 yards. He made a career-long reception of 78 yards in Miami’s win over Nevada in the MPC Computers Bowl (Dec. 31, 2006)
and had a 54-yard catch in UM’s win over FIU (Oct. 14, 2006).


LOL 86 - you are a trip!

Solar - thanks - I am not in any of those pics, my daughter is wearing the orange pompom on her head and flashing the U in the last one. It is a great place there I tell ya - when we score people stand up and cheer, wave flags, lead the C A N E S cheer and are LOUD! You will meet them in Chapel Hill - they have 2 charter busses!


I've seen your pics CGNC your daughter is blessed with great genes


KW looked like the most highly rated QB recruit we all expected since his arrival. If he can duplicate last night's performance throughout the season, ACC Title game here we come.

UM has 2 laughers in Duke and UNC. 5-1 headed into GT. Maybe ranked anywhere from 20-25. Do we make an appearance in the polls after the victory last night?


It's time to re-visit a classic:

We're all pirates, thugs, rebels and castaways solar! At least at heart!

Unfurl all sails...ramming speed maties...S.S. NCAA is dead ahead...muskets and swords at the ready...prepare to board her!

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | June 20, 2007 at 06:24 PM


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida State football players were suspended Friday after they were arrested for an incident at a bar.

Junior linebacker Geno Hayes and senior fullback Joe Surratt were arrested early Friday, school officials said. Tallahassee police have not released details but said the department would have information later Friday.

"The student-athletes have been suspended per our athletics department student-athlete code of conduct policy, until all of the facts of the incident are reviewed," Florida State athletic director Dave Hart said in a statement.

Hayes is the team's second-leading tackler with 19, and Surratt led Florida State with six rushing touchdowns last year but is sidelined with a broken leg.


MM01 - I say we will be ranked depending on how the rest of the Top 25 shakes out after Saturday.....you know how the media loves to slight the U


we should be at least 25th. your're right, CGNC, would not surprise me if we don't make it in.


***FSU football player tasered then arrested
Fresh off the headline-making sight of a University of Florida student get tasered by campus police during a speech by U.S. Sen. John Kerry, two Florida State University football players were arrested early Friday morning by Tallahassee Police Department. And one of them got tasered.

According to TPD, police saw FSU starting linebacker Eugene "Geno" Hayes yelling and screaming just outside of Potbelly's, a popular watering hole near campus, and being restrained from going into the bar by several other people. A bar employee told police that Hayes was involved in an altercation at the bar. TPD Officer Michael Malafronte tried to calm Hayes down, but at one point Hayes allegedly started charging Malafronte and told the cop "I'm going to get your (expletive deleted)." Malafronte pulled out a Taser and pointed it at Hayes, who was then pulled away by his friends. It was after this that another TPD officer attempted to arrest Hayes, who then tried to get away from the officer. While on the ground, police said he resisted getting handcuffed and was Tasered by Malafronte.

it was during this altercation that FSU fullback Joseph Surratt allegedly got involved and was told several times by Officer Michael Petroczky to back up but that Surratt refused. Petroczky then pushed Surratt and tried to arrest him, but Surratt then struck Petroczky, giving the cop a busted lower lip***

sucks for them.


One of the biggest things to take away from last nights victory? Miami actually ran several screens for positive yardage. I loved the playcalling last night on both sides of the ball. It was great seeing Coach Shannon celebrating with the players and really into the game.





off topic question. does anyone here buy gold for investment purposes? if yes, any things to avoid or to look for?


"Don't Tase me bro"


U start calling cops "bro" and U gonna get tased, bro!


bro is probably a big step up from what most cops hear.


On the cops bro theme.
A couple years ago A Georgia Bulldog fan asked me why you never see Hurricane fans rush the field, or tear down the goal posts.

I told him about the size and shape of the cops at the OB.
He went into something like
Ain't no 5.0 gonna keep us offa the field we the dawgs. The cops up here look a lot like Barney Fife but with fewer teeth.


Here are some others who may have gotten it right:

"And 86 Cane, my prediction for the season mirrors the year Dorsey took over and got us over the hump. A tough early season defeat at Oklahoma like the loss at Washington then we gather steam and roll through the rest of the season undefeated."
Posted by: pb | June 14, 2007 at 21:34

"No way we lose to TX A&M in the OB! Although I do think their power running game will give us some fits - lots of beef right up the middle. Still, I say we pull that one out 23-17. 10-2 regular season sets us up nicely for a real run at it in 08. We beat fsu, finally, 17-14."
Posted by: DallasTX Cane | June 15, 2007 at 12:54

"And 86, Kyle will have a Carson Palmer senior season-type season."
Posted by: IN_Cane | July 02, 2007 at 09:58 AM


And a few more that are correctamundo:

"A&M is going to get smoked. I worry about some of the games on the schedule, but that ain't one of 'em."
Posted by: dj moonbat | July 06, 2007 at 02:01 PM

"The one thing I know is this, Shannon will make sure the team understands what winning at home, in the OB means. He'll make sure they understand that at home, you always win, loosing won't be tolerated at home."
Posted by: Calvin | April 27, 2007 at 09:10

"Calvin, I think we can say this over and over and some people just won't get it. Thankfully when this team goes out there spanking the teams some of these people are putting down as automatic losses then they'll be forced to finally get it."
Posted by: Esteban | April 01, 2007 at 19:54


And then of course the classics:

"I can just see it now, Shannon and Barrow running out the smoke like old times, they will be fired up as coaches. Shannon will be on a real high, because he's got his dream job now, so it's over for college football. They can hang it up!"
Posted by: Calvin | May 19, 2007 at 07:08

To the rest of college football....STRAP UP!
Posted by: Cavaleer | April 30, 2007 at 23:21

"The QB that leads us to victory in that AM game might join the legacy of great UM QBs. Or not..."
Posted by: Biggie | June 14, 2007 at 15:15



the Canes TAM are on ESPNU right now


sucks tho, I have no ESPNdisU...


Cops Hunt Delaware Campus Gunman
Posted: 2007-09-21 14:18:26
Filed Under: Crime News, Nation News

DOVER, Del. (Sept. 21) -- Two students were shot and wounded, one seriously, at Delaware State University early Friday, and the campus was locked down as police searched for a gunman, officials said.

Police had identified two students as "persons of interest," and was questioning one of them, university police Chief James Overton said.

Delaware State University was put on lockdown Friday after a gunman opened fire on the campus mall around 1 AM. Two students were injured, one seriously, university officials said.

The students were apparently returning from a cafe with a group other students when they were shot, Overton said.

A 17-year-old male student was wounded in the ankle and refused to answer questions by police about the shootings, raising the likelihood that he knew his attacker, according to a federal law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.

Classes were canceled for the day and students were being kept inside.

"They've been directed to stay in their dorms," university spokesman Carlos Holmes said. "We don't know where the shooter's at."

Gates at the university's main entrance prevented people from driving onto campus.

The two students were shot before 1 a.m. on the Campus Mall, between the Memorial Hall gymnasium and Richard S. Grossley Hall, an administrative building. Campus police said they were notified about the shooting at 12:54 a.m.

Holmes said the female student, also 17, appeared to have suffered serious wounds. "They could be potentially life-threatening," he said. The male student's wounds were not as serious and he was hospitalized in stable condition, Holmes said.


sorry bro don't tas me


Hey..Did 9 o'clock Sharpe play last night. I don't remember seeing him in on any plays!

Chavez is good DB, I can see why the competition is so fierce at CB. PJ is going to have to dominate if he expects to come in and start right away.


C Mac led most takles


crazy-azz white people...




anyone got an upset for this week?

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