UM Football Blog: 9/3

Read on for the latest surrounding Miami's football team, with analysis from CanesTime's Mike Bakas.

Every Monday throughout the football season we'll be posting a list of what we believe to be the top performers on Miami's football team. With the Boston College game in the books, lets take a look at week one's list.

1. Duke Johnson, RB
There's no other way to put this -- he was clearly the best player on the field Saturday. He made three big-time runs -- one that resulted in a short-yardage conversion on third down and two long touchdown runs. He had seven carries and 10 total offensive touches and should see a few more than that at Kansas State this weekend.

2. Brandon Linder, RG
Linder helped an offensive line pave the way for over 200 yards rushing and they protected the quarterback well, giving up just one sack all day. He is the best lineman right now and had a strong performance.

3. Denzel Perryman, LB
He finished the game with seven tackles, one behind the line of scrimmage, but also returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown late in the first quarter. Perryman was all over the field. He showed a good nose for the football and flashed some playmaking ability. Miami's defense played poorly as a whole on Saturday but Perryman, the best player on that side of the ball, was one of the few bright spots.

4. Allen Hurns, WR
He emerged as Miami's go-to receiver early and often in this one. He showed good toughness by catching a key third down pass over the middle and in traffic. He finished with eight catches for a career high 81 yards. He's Miami's best wide receiver right now and should see a lot of balls going his way Saturday.

5. Stephen Morris, QB
He turned in a solid performance. His receivers dropped at least five or six balls, including the one that bounced off Rashawn Scott's hands and into those of a BC defender. He felt the rush well and even made some plays with his feet. If he plays like that all season, Miami's offense should have a strong season.


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