Previewing Miami by the numbers

Florida State plays Miami at 3:30 p.m on ABC this afternoon. This game is big individually for both teams and can have a huge impact on the direction of both programs for this season. Here is a breakdown of the numbers nationally and players to watch for the University of Miami.



UM's Total Offense-#99. 315.75 yards per game
FSU's Total Defense-#3. Allowing 223.50 yards per game


UM's Rushing Offense-#70. 144.75 yards per game
FSU's Rushing Defense-#8. Allowing 67.25 yards per game


UM's Passing Offense-#98. 171 yards per game
FSU's Passing Defense-#35. Allowing 107.94 yards per game


UM's Total Defense-#21. Allowing 283 yards per game
FSU's Total Offense-#38. 413.25 yards per game


UM's Rushing Defense-#7. Allowing 65 yards per game
FSU's Rushing Offense-#19. 212 yards per game.


UM's Passing Defense-#101. Allowing 143.01 yards per game
FSU's Passing Offense-#73. 201.25 yards per game



Players to watch on Miami


Junior OL #64 Jason Fox (6'7 306). Fox is Miami's best offensive player. He is a "Trickett" type offensive lineman. Fox has great feet, moves very well, and has a nasty streak in him. Miami likes to pull Fox in the run game because he is an excellent blocker. He has started 28 games in his career. He graded out 96% by his coaches.



Freshman LB #31 Sean Spence (6' 202). Spence is arguably Miami's top defensive player as a true freshman. He has incredible instincts for a player his age. He graduated from high school early and it has helped him make the transition to college football. Spence had over 150 tackles last season as a high school senior. He's very active and will be around the ball all game long.

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