Miami Postgame Notes
Miami vs. Virginia
Sun Life Stadium
Miami Gardens, Fla.
October 27, 2011
Jacory Harris, Tyler Horn, JoJo Nicolas, Sean Spence and Travis Benjamin
Miami’s offensive starters today were:
WR Tommy Streeter, LT Brandon Washington, LG Harland Gunn, C Tyler Horn, RG Brandon Linder, RT Malcolm Bunche, TE Dyron Dye, WR Travis Benjamin, QB Jacory Harris, WR Allen Hurns, HB Lamar Miller.
Starting for Miami on defense were:
DE Anthony Chickillo, DT Adewale Ojomo, DT Darius Smith, DE Marcus Robinson, SLB Jordan Futch, MLB James Gaines, WLB Sean Spence, CB Mike Williams, SS JoJo Nicolas, FS Vaughn Telemaque, CB Brandon McGee.
Al Golden is in his first year as Miami’s head coach and owns an overall record of 31-38.
The weather at kickoff was 80 degrees under partly cloudy skies with winds out of the east at eight miles per hour.
Attendance at the game was 40,403.
STREETER MOVES INTO RECORD BOOK
Junior wide receiver Tommy Streeter moved into the record book with 176 receiving yards in the game, good enough for ninth in the record book. See below for the Top 10 Hurricanes in receiving yards in a game.
1. Eddie Brown – 1984 vs. Boston College, 10 Rec., 220 Yards
2. Wesley Carroll – 1990 vs. California, 11 Rec., 208 Yards
3. Andre Johnson – 2002 vs. Nebraska, 7 Rec., 199 Yards
4. Michael Irvin – 1986 vs. East Carolina, 8 Rec., 194 Yards
5. Andre Johnson – 2002 vs. Virginia Tech, 6 Rec., 193 Yards
6. Joe Schmidt – 1969 vs. Houston, 5 Rec., 186 Yards
7. Andre Johnson – 2002 at Syracuse, 6 Rec., 181 Yards
8. Santana Moss – 1999 vs. Florida State, 9 Rec., 180 Yards
9. Tommy Streeter – 2011 vs. Virginia, 7 Rec., 176 Yards
10. Yatil Green – 1995 vs. Virginia Tech, 8 Rec., 171 Yards
HARRIS MOVES INTO SECOND IN CAREER PASSING YARDS
Against Virginia, QB Jacory Harris surpassed Gino Torretta (7,690 yards) to rank second among Hurricane quarterbacks in career passing yards. Harris entered the game with 7,584 yards, then gained 311 yards against the Cavaliers to move into second, behind the 9,565 yards by Ken Dorsey from 1999-2002.
1. Ken Dorsey, 9,565 yards, 1999-2002
2. Jacory Harris, 7,895 yards, 2008-11
3. Gino Torretta, 7,690 yards, 1989-92
SPENCE TACKLES VIRGINIA
Miami’s leading tackler Sean Spence once again led the Canes in tackles with 10 tackles, six of which were solo. The Miami native ranks 10th nationally in tackles per game and seventh in tackles for loss. Spence has been named the ACC Linebacker of the Week each of the last three weeks and on three occasions has been recognized as the College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Linebacker of the Week.
STREETER NUMBERS ADDING UP
Streeter continues to be a lightning rod for the Miami offense. Entering the game, the Miami native ranked fifth nationally with a 20.4 yards per reception average. Of Streeter’s 28 receptions on the season, 12 have gone for 25-yards or more, including catches of 57, 51 and 26 yards against Virginia. The 6-5 speedster also has seven TD receptions on the season, leading the team.
STREETER SETS GAME-HIGH IN YARDS
Streeter collected 112 yards on five receptions and one TD in the first half for his first-career 100-yard receiving game. Streeter’s previous game-high was 96 yards last week against Georgia Tech. Streeter ended the game with seven catches for 176 yards and two touchdowns, tying his career-high in TDs in a game. The last time he had a pair of TD receptions was against Bethune-Cookman earlier this season.
STREETER MAKES BIG PLAYS
Streeter has made his mark with 12 big plays this season, including his career-long 57-yard reception against Virginia. Tonight is the fourth time this season, and the third-straight game, that Streeter has had two or more big plays in a single game. The first-quarter reception was Streeter’s longest big play of the year, passing his 56-yard TD against Bethune-Cookman. See the chart below of Streeter’s big plays (25+ yards) of 2011.
Harris to Streeter, Virginia, 57 yards
Harris to Streeter, Bethune-Cookman, 56 yards
Harris to Streeter, Virginia, 51 yards
Harris to Streeter, Georgia Tech, 48 yards
Harris to Streeter, Georgia Tech, 32 yards
Harris to Streeter, Ohio State, 29 yards
Harris to Streeter, North Carolina, 28 yards
Harris to Streeter, Bethune-Cookman, 27 yards
Harris to Streeter, North Carolina, 27 yards
Harris to Streeter, Virginia, 26 yards
Harris to Streeter, Virginia Tech, 26 yards
Harris to Streeter, North Carolina, 25 yards
BENJAMIN HITS CENTURY MARK IN KICK RETURNS
Senior WR Travis Benjamin collected 130 yards on four kick returns, passing the century mark for the second time in his career. The first time was on Oct. 4, 2008 against Florida State when he racked up 185 yards on six returns.
PERRYMAN WITH BACK-TO-BACK BIG GAMES
Freshman LB Denzel Perryman has collected at least five tackles in his last five games after starting the season with three-straight games with three tackles. Perryman made seven tackles vs. Virginia, seven vs. Georgia Tech, five at North Carolina, six at Virginia Tech and seven against Bethune-Cookman.
The Canes are 196-98-8 all-time during the month of October.
JOHNSON KICK RETURN
Junior DB Davon Johnson returned the opening kickoff 24 yards, his first-career kickoff return.
BOTTS CONTINUES LONG PUNTS
R-So. Dalton Botts’ first punt of the game was 58 yards, tying his career-long which he has done twice this season. The first time was against Ohio State earlier this season.
HURRICANES THROUGH THE AIR
Miami recorded 311 passing yards against the Cavaliers, who, entering the game, possessed one of the nation’s most potent pass defenses allowing only 176 yards per game through the air, ranking 12th nationally.