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Postgame Notes

Oct. 24, 2009

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AN OVERTIME AFFAIR: Today’s game marked the third consecutive game that Clemson and Miami have gone to overtime with the visiting team recording the victory. In 2004 Clemson knocked off Miami 24-17 in OT in the Orange Bowl while in 2005 Miami defeated the Tigers 36-30 in 3OT in Clemson.

HARRIS TO BENJAMIN: Jacory Harris connected with Travis Benjamin for a 69-yard touchdown marking the longest pass completion of Harris’ career and the longest reception of Benjamin’s career.

The play is the longest play from scrimmage this year for the Hurricanes.

The TD completion is the longest since Robert Marve connected with Dedrick Epps for a 69-yard TD against NC State on Nov. 29, 2008, a 38-28 NC State win.

HANKERSON HEATS UP: Miami wide receiver Leonard Hankerson set career-highs for receiving yards (87) and receptions (5). Hankerson also recorded a five yard touchdown catch marking his third consecutive game with a TD reception.

DEFENSIVE SCORE: Miami defensive tackle Marcus Robinson recorded a 46-yard fumble return for a touchdown marking the Hurricanes’ first defensive score this season. It was the first defensive score for Miami since a 7-yard interception return for a TD by Sean Spence against FSU on October 4, 2008.

PHILLIPS RECORDS INTERCEPTION: Senior defensive back Randy Phillips recorded his team leading second interception of the season in the fourth quarter.

BOUNCING BACK: UM sophomore quarterback Jacory Harris has bounced back quickly following interceptions. Harris led the Hurricanes to three scores in the drives following interceptions including a field goal in the second quarter, a touchdown in the third quarter and a touchdown in the fourth quarter. This season Harris has led UM to a score (4 TD, 2 FG) six times in the nine drives he was under centerfollowing an interception. Harris threw an INT at the end of the first half againstFAMU but did not play in the second half.

Overall, Harris has bounced back to complete 21-of-33 (.636) passes for 364 yards with three TD and one INT in drives following interceptions.

JAMES MOVES UP LISTS: Miami senior running back Javarris James recorded 56 yards rushing to move past Willis McGahee into sixth on UM’s career rushing list with 2,088 yards. James also recorded six carries moving him past his cousin Edgerrin James for third on UM’s career list with 478.

BOSHER CONNECTS FROM LONG DISTANCE: Junior kicker Matt Bosher recorded a season-long 51-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. The kick marked the second longest field goal of his career. Bosher recorded a field goal of 52 yards last season against Wake Forest. Bosher also connected on a 49-yard field goal in the second quarter and is a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals of 40-yards or more this season.

BAILEY’S SACK ATTACK: Miami defensive tackle Allen Bailey recorded two sacks today giving him a team-high five sacks this season. Bailey has recorded at least one sack in three of the last four games.

BERRY FINDS PAYDIRT, AGAIN: Junior running back Damien Berry recorded a 23 yard touchdown run in the second quarter marking his third consecutive game with a TD run. Berry recorded a 35-yard TD run against FAMU and a three-yard score against UCF.

COOPER GETS START: Miami running back Graig Cooper made his first start since the Georgia Tech game and registered 17 carries for 99 yards. The 99 yards is a season-high for Cooper. His previous season high was 93 yards against Georgia Tech. His 17 carries matched his season high also against Georgia Tech.

RING OF HONOR INDUCTEES: At halftime of today’s game the University of Miami inducted Bennie Blades, Eddie Dunn and Steve Walsh into the Ring of Honor. Blades and Walsh were joined by Gary Dunn, son of Eddie Dunn, for the ceremony. Also in attendance were Ring of Honor inductees Ottis Anderson, Don Bossler, Elaine Dooley (representing Jim Dooley), Jim Kelly, Ted Hendricks, Cortez Kennedy, Edgerrin James and Burgess Owens.

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