FB: Miami at Virginia - Miami Postgame Notes
No. 22 Miami at Virginia
Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Va.
Oct. 30, 2010
I’LL TAKE THAT
Colin McCarthy’s third quarter interception was Miami’s 15th of the season in eight games. Coming into today’s game,
the Hurricanes’ 14 interceptions as a team trailed only Alabama’s 15 for the national lead. Last season, the ‘Canes
recorded just nine interceptions in 13 games.
Senior Matt Bosher had his most productive outing in the punting game this season, booting four balls for an average
of 57.8 yards, including a season‐long punt of 62 yards.
HANKERSON EXTENDS STREAK, SCORES AGAIN
With six catches today, Leonard Hankerson extended his consecutive games with a catch streak to 21.
Hankerson also improved on his team‐leading touchdown total in the fourth quarter when he recorded
his ninth TD of the season with a 29‐yard touchdown reception.
Junior wide receiver LaRon Byrd recorded a season‐best 78 yards receiving on 6 catches today.
With 39 total yards this afternoon, Graig Cooper now has 3,612 all‐purpose yards, passing Edgerrin James for third
place in program history.
MORRIS MAKES DEBUT
Freshman quarterback Stephen Morris made his debut as a Hurricane today, coming out of the second half at
quarterback from Miami. Morris tossed his first career touchdown pass to Leonard Hankerson in the fourth quarter
and later scored his first touchdown on a nine‐yard run on the next drive. Morris would go on to finish the game 9‐
for‐22 for 162 yards with two touchdown passes.
CAREER AND SEASON BESTS
‐ LaRon Byrd recorded a season‐long reception of 40 yards from Jacory Harris on Miami’s opening drive.
‐ Graig Cooper’s 20‐yard run in the second quarter was his longest of the season.
‐ Travis Benjamin recorded a career‐long 36‐yard run on a reverse on Whipple’s first play of the game in the second
‐ Storm Johnson’s 30‐yard kick return in the second quarter was the longest of his career.
‐ Colin McCarthy’s third quarter interception was his first this season and third of his career.
‐ McCarthy also recorded a career‐high 18 tackles (5 solo, 13 ast.). The total is the most from any Hurricane in a game
MIAMI VERSUS THE COMMONWEALTH STATE
Miami is 29‐13 all‐time versus teams from the state of Virginia. In the series against ACC members Virginia and
Virginia Tech, Miami is at its best when it scores 20 or more points. UM is a combined 16‐2 against Virginia Tech (11‐
2) and Virginia (5‐0) when it scores 20 or more points in a game. The Hurricanes are 6‐11 when it fails to score at least
20 points against the Cavaliers (0‐3) and Hokies (6‐8).
QUICK STRIKING ‘CANES
‐ The Hurricanes have proven to be one of the nation’s most efficient teams when it comes to quick‐strike scoring on
offense. Already this year, Miami has 15 scores of two minutes or less through eight games.
‐ Miami posted 20 scoring drives under two minutes in 2009, which was among the best in the nation.
Plays‐Yds TOP Result Opponent
7‐63 1:40 Hankerson 19‐yd TD catch FAMU
6‐64 1:17 Hankerson 40‐yd TD catch FAMU
6‐55 1:51 James 1‐yd TD run FAMU
7‐19 1:58 Bosher 51‐yard FG OSU
7‐60 1:37 Ford 9‐yard TD catch OSU
4‐51 1:02 Hankerson 19‐yard TD catch PITT
4‐43 1:26 Benjamin 10‐yard TD catch PITT
3‐70 1:00 Hankerson 65‐yard TD catch CLEM
1‐18 0:06 James 18‐yard TD catch CLEM
2‐29 0:14 Hankerson 7‐yard TD catch CLEM
6‐69 1:54 Berry 26‐yard TD run FSU
7‐55 1:56 Hankerson 14‐yard TD catch DUKE
3‐46 1:10 Harris 13‐yard TD run DUKE
4‐65 1:22 Hankerson 29‐yard TD catch UVA
1‐60 0:15 Benjamin 60‐yard TD catch UVA
Miami’s offensive starters today were: Jacory Harris (QB), LaRon Byrd (WR), Leonard Hankerson (WR), Richard
Gordon (TE), Orlando Franklin (LT), Harland Gunn (LG), Tyler Horn (C), Brandon Washington (RG), Seantrel Henderson
(RT), Patrick Hill (FB) and Damien Berry (RB)
Starting for Miami on defense was: Allen Bailey (LDE), Micanor Regis (LT), Marcus Forston (RT), Adewale Ojomo
(RDE), Sean Spence (WLB), Colin McCarthy (MLB), Ramon Buchanan (SLB), Brandon Harris (CB), Vaughn Telemaque
(FS), JoJo Nicolas (SS), Ryan Hill (CB).
Miami’s captains today were Jacory Harris, Leonard Hankerson, Allen Bailey and Matt Bosher