UM Football Blog: 9/10

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 Kansas State game in the books, lets take a look at week two's list.

1. Duke Johnson, RB
Although Johnson couldn't get anything going on the ground (6 for 19), dropped three passes out of the backfield, and got run over by a K-State defender who sacked Stephen Morris and caused a fumble, Johnson continues to provide a spark. He had a few catches out of the backfield. He had the longest play of the game for the Hurricanes on a long kick return. He's a special talent who will make freshman mistakes but after two weeks he's still arguably Miami's best player.

2. Brandon Linder, RG
After leading the way to an outstanding performance against Boston College, Linder and his offensive line teammates really struggled against the Wildcats. Still, he continues playing at a high level and even though he was called for an illegal hands to the face penalty in this game, he still played well and remains one of the few bright spots right now.

3. Allen Hurns, WR
After an excellent performance against Boston College, Hurns was on his way to another one by catching two passes for 32 yards -- both going for first downs -- on The Opening drive of the game for the Hurricanes. Unfortunately, he suffered a head injury that prevented him from playing the rest of the game. He's still Miami's best receiver and one of the team's top players.

4. Stephen Morris, QB
While he wasn't as effective against K-State as he was the week before, Morris was still solid. He completed over 70 percent of his passes again for over 200 yards and that included three drops. He was sacked five times, though, and probably could have thrown the ball away on a few of those plays. He turned it over twice and was unable to cut it up and score late in the first half. Still, he's been steady and still the unquestioned leader of the offense.

5. Denzel Perryman, MLB
There aren't many bright spots on a defense that has given up over 1,000 yards and 82 points in the first two games of the season. Perryman has been the biggest playmaker though and is around the ball a lot. While Eddie Johnson was probably the team's best linebacker against K-State, Perryman has been the best overall defender after two games.


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