Today we are going to highlight the Miami Hurricanes on offense and defense, so Bearcat fans can know what the Bearcats defense will be getting into.
During their first three games the Hurricanes led by offensive coordinator James Coley are averaging 41.7 points.
The Hurricanes offense is led by sophomore quarterback Brad Kaaya. Kaaya has thrown for 839 yards, 5 touchdowns, 1 interception on 61.4% completion. His backfield running mate is running back Joseph Yearby. Yearby has run for 311 yards on 41 attempts for 3 touchdowns. Yearby is also a threat out of the backfield as he has 6 catches for 110 yards and a touchdown.
Rashawn Scott is the Hurricanes leading receiver for the season he has 18 catches for 273 yards and 1 touchdown. Scott is a big play threat and has size to be a mismatch for the Bearcats secondary standing at 6’2”. The Hurricanes have done a great job protecting Kaaya so far this season as they have only allowed 2 sacks.
The ‘Canes are still a dangerous team that can score the ball from anywhere on the field. Last year they hung 55 points on the Bearcats, this offense is capable of having a similar output especially with quarterback Brad Kaaya having a whole year under his belt.
The Hurricanes defense is led by defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio. During the first three games the Hurricanes have allowed an average of 17.7 per game. This defense has been led by linebacker Raphael Kirby who through three games has 23 tackles. Artie Burns has been a playmaking cornerback for the ‘Canes as he already has 3 interceptions.
The Bearcats can hang their hat on the fact the ‘Canes gave up 33 points against Nebraska, but with that being said they have a playmaking defense that will be trying to swarm to the ball and are trying to create turnovers every play.
We will also highlight the special teams this week so be on the lookout.
|Miami Hurricanes Depth Chart - 2015|
|WR||Rashawn Scott||Lawrence Cager|
|TE||Standish Dobard||Jake O'Donnell||Jerome Washington|
|LT||Trevor Darling||KC McDermott|
|LG||Alex Gall||Tyler Gauthier||Hunter Wells|
|C||Nick Linder||Hunter Knighton|
|RG||Daniel Isidors||Joe Brown|
|RT||Sunny Odogwu||Tryee St. Louis|
|WR||Herb Waters||Stacy Coley|
|QB||Brad Kaaya||Malik Rosier|
|FB||Gage Batten||Walter Tucker|
|HB||Christopher Herndon||David Nijoku|
|DE||Ufomba Kamalu||Chad Thomas|
|NT||Calvin Heurtelou||Kendrick Norton|
|DT||Courtel Jenkins||Anthony Moten|
|OLB||Tyriq McCord||Trent Harris|
|ILB||Raphael Kirby||Terry McCray|
|ILB||Jermaine Grace||Marques Gayot|
|OLB||Trent Harris||Al-Quadin Muhammad|
|CB||Tracy Howard||Corn Elder|
|S||Dallas Crawford||Rayshawn Jenkins|
|S||Deon Bush||Jamal Carter|
|CB||Artie Burns||Sheldrick Redwine|
Miami also uses the slot where they'll play Stacy Coley or Tyre Brady. We listed H-Back and Full Back but running back will see Joe Yearby and Mark Walton.