Game Day: UM vs. Duke

Miami (3-2) is set to take on Duke (1-4) this afternoon at 1 pm EST on ESPN3.

GAME: Miami @ Duke
TIME: 1 pm EST
TV: ESPN3 (espn3.com)

RUSHING OFFENSE: Miami-67, Duke-86
PASSING OFFENSE: Miami-47, Duke-15
TOTAL OFFENSE: Miami-60, Duke-36
RUSHING DEFENSE: Miami-80, Duke-107
PASSING DEFENSE: Miami-5, Duke-105
TOTAL DEFENSE: Miami-22, Duke-105

DUKE'S TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYER:
The Blue Devils played four years with Thaddeus Lewis (from Miami) at quarterback and many expected a big dropoff after he left. It hasn't happened, thanks to sophomore Sean Renfree. The standout QB has thrown for over 1,400 yards in five games and 10 touchdowns (nine picks). Duke has been playing from behind a lot this season and so the running game hasn't been a major priority for them. Renfree has been able to make some things happen in the passing game. Still, he'll likely be the second worst quarterback the Canes have faced so far this season.

DUKE'S TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER:
Abraham Kromah is third in the conference with 46 tackles, including four behind the line of scrimmage. The senior linebacker also had an interception. He plays with good instincts and is around the ball a lot making lots of plays. He's been Duke's best player so far this season on defense.

WHEN MIAMI HAS THE BALL:
Look for the Hurricanes to come out throwing. They know they can run it, and they should do so with lots of success today. However, the passing game has been inconsistent and it'll be nice to see a game where Jacory and the receivers really connect nicely -- even though it'll be against one of the worst secondaries in all of college football.

WHEN DUKE HAS THE BALL:
Duke hasn't been able to run the ball with much success this season and they'll likely be playing from behind a lot in this one so they'll likely air it out again. Renfree should not have much time to throw and his top two targets (Conner Vernon and Donovan Varner) are former Miami prep standouts who weren't recruited by the Canes and likely won't be able to create big plays against Miami's secondary.


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