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Postgame Notes

Oct. 25, 2008

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TODAY’S CAPTAINS: Today’s captains for Miami are Jason Fox, Glenn Cook and Chavez Grant.

BOSHER ON TARGET: Sophomore kicker Matt Bosher recorded a career-long 52-yard FG in the third quarter marking his second FG of 50 or more yards this season (50 vs. Florida). Bosher also recorded a 36 yard FG in the first quarter and a 43 yarder in the fourth quarter. He has now connected on 12-of-13 FG this season.

MARVE ON THE MOVE: Robert Marve scampered 43 yards to set up UM’s go ahead score in the third quarter. The rush marked the second longest rush from scrimmage this year (Cooper, 51 vs. Texas A&M). The run was the longest by a UM quarterback since October 30, 1993 when Ryan Collins recorded a 51 yard TD run in a 42-7 win over Temple in the Orange Bowl. It is the second longest rush by a UM quarterback in the last 25 years.

Longest QB Rushes (since 1983)

Yards Player Opponent
51(TD) Ryan Collins Temple (1993)
43 Robert Marve Wake Forest (2008)
31 Kirby Freeman Virginia Tech (2006)
31 Kyle Wright Virginia (2005)
31 Kenny Kelly East Carolina (1999)
31 Craig Erickson Pittsburgh (1989)
30 Jacory Harris Charleston Southern (2008)

DON’T BLINK: Eighteen of Miami’s 26 offensive touchdowns this season have come on drives of three minutes of shorter with nine of those 26 touchdowns coming under a minute.

Opponent TD Drive Time
CSU Jacory Harris 30-yard run 7-67 2:37
CSU Javarris James 7-yard run 9-43 4:19
CSU Leonard Hankerson 7-yd pass from Harris 5-60 2:15
CSU Graig Cooper 14-yard run 2-14 0:12
CSU Derron Thomas 5-yard run 6-60 2:55
CSU Shawnbrey McNeal 1-yard run 7-49 3:44
TAMU Graig Cooper 19-yard run 4-59 1:44
TAMU Graig Cooper 51-yard run 2-62 0:35
TAMU Thearon Collier 26-yd pass from Marve 3-41 0:27
TAMU Kayne Farquharson 15-yd pass from Marve 1-15 0:08
UNC Kayne Farquharson 9-yd pass from Marve 8-89 3:58
UNC Graig Cooper 11-yd pass from Marve 3-11 0:50
UNC Aldarius Johnson 4-yd pass from Marve 8-37 4:00
FSU Travis Benjamin 18-yd run 1-18 0:07
FSU Travis Benjamin 51-yd pass from Cooper 1-51 0:21
FSU Jason Fox 5-yd run 15-78 3:43
UCF Travis Benjamin 25-yard pass from Marve 8-68 2:55
UCF Graig Cooper 5-yard run 1-5 0:07
DUKE Davon Johnson 17-yd pass from Marve 6-45 1:40
DUKE Chris Zellner 9-yd pass from Harris 6-68 1:15
DUKE Jacory Harris 15-yd run 3-69 1:09
DUKE Aldarius Johnson 6-yd pass from Harris 5-59 2:03
DUKE Travis Benjamin 25-yd pass from Harris 3-28 0:52
DUKE Laron Byrd 10-yd pass from Harris 10-55 3:44
DUKE Shawnbrey McNeal 1-yd run 9-46 4:28
WAKE Robert Marve 1-yd run 7-65 3:44

NOTHING THROUGH THE AIR: Wake Forest recorded just three completions on eight pass attempts against Miami. Marking the lowest number of completions and attempts against the Hurricanes since 2003 when Virginia Tech recorded only two completions on eight attempts in a 31-7 Virginia Tech win on Nov. 1, 2003 in Blacksburg.

GREAT EIGHT: Freshman Robert Marve’s one yard TD run in the third quarter marked the eight UM freshman to score a TD this season. The eight freshmen to score this season is a national high. No other team in the nation has had more than three freshmen. On the season 22 or UM’s 30 touchdowns

MARVE GOES DEEP: Robert Marve connected on a 48 yard pass to Travis Benjamin marking a career-long pass for the redshirt freshman and the longest pass completion by a UM quarterback this season. Sophomore running back Graig Cooper has the longest pass completion this year, a 51-yard TD pass to Benjamin against Florida State.

BIG PLAY BENJAMIN: Freshman Travis Benjamin has been Miami’s big play performer this year. His 48-yard reception in the first quarter marked his team leading sixth play of over 30 yards this season. IT was also the fifth longest play this season for a Hurricane. Benjamin owns four of the six longest playes this year. Overall the Hurricanes have recorded 18 plays of over 30 yards.

2008 Longest Plays (30+ yards)

Yards Player Play Opponent
66 Graig Cooper Punt Return (TD) Charleston Southern
57 Travis Benjamin Kick Off Return Florida State
51 Graig Cooper Rush (TD) Texas A&M
51 Travis Benjamin Reception Florida State
48 Travis Benjamin Reception Wake Forest
45 Travis Benjamin (10), Sam Shield (35) Kick Off Return Wake Forest
44 Travis Benjamin Punt Return Texas A&M
43 Robert Marve Rush Wake Forest
41 Brandon Harris Kick Off Return Texas A&M
37 Travis Benjamin Punt Return North Carolina
37 Graig Cooper Rush Duke
36 Dedrick Epps Reception Texas A&M
35 Dedrick Epps Reception Charleston Southern
34 Derron Thomas Rush Texas A&M
32 Travis Benjamin Kick Off Return Duke
31 Shawnbrey McNeal Rush Charleston Southern
31 Graig Cooper Rush North Carolina
30 Jacory Harris Rush (TD) Charleston Southern

THE SERIES: Miami improves to 6-3 all-time against Wake Forest including five straight wins in the series.

FIRST POSSESSION SCORE: Wake Forest scored on their opening possession of the game marking the first time at home this season that the Hurricanes have allowed an opponent to score on their first possession of the game. It also marks just the second time at home this season that UM has allowed a first quarter score. Florida State scored a TD on their second possession of the game against Miami earlier this season.

FIRST ACTION: Sophomore defensive lineman Josh Holmes saw his first action of the season in the second quarter. Also seeing his first action was sophomore walk-on wide receiver Chris Hayes

TODAY’S STARTERS: Miami’s offensive starters today are: Aldarius Johnson (WR), Jason Fox (LT), AJ Trump (RG), Xavier Shannon (C), Orlando Franklin (LG), Chris Rutledge (RT), Travis Benjamin (WR), Thearon Collier (WR), Dedrick Epps (TE), Robert Marve (QB), and Graig Cooper (HB).

Miami’s defensive starters are: Chavez Grant (LCB), Darryl Sharpton (SLB), Ryan Hill (S), Steven Wesley (LE), Dwayne Hendricks (RT), Joe Joseph (LT), Adewale Ojomo (RE), Sean Spence (WLB), Glenn Cook (MLB), Bruce Johnson (RCB) and Anthony Reddick (S).