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Virginia Tech 37 , Miami 16

Here are some game notes from Miami's 21-point loss to the Hokies.

VIRGINIA TECH (5-2; 3-1) 37, MIAMI (4-3; 1-3) 16

LANE STADIUM • BLACKSBURG, VA. • OCT. 20, 2016 • 63,507

 

MISCELLANEOUS AND SERIES NOTES

-Miami’s matchup with Virginia Tech Thursday night marked the 34th meeting between the two schools. The Hurricanes lead the all-time series, 20-14.

-The Hurricanes fell to 6-8 all-time against Virginia Tech in games held in Blacksburg, Va.

-Miami is 18-4 since 2000 in games played on Thursday night.

 

TEAM NOTES

-Miami Starters:  

Offense: QB #15 Brad Kaaya, RB #1 Mark Walton, WR #3 Stacy Coley, WR #8 Braxton Berrios, WR #82 Ahmmon Richards, TE #23 Christopher Herndon IV, LT #73 Trevor Darling, LG #52 Kc McDermott, #68 C Nick Linder, RG #63 Danny Isidora, RT #78 Tyree St. Louis.

Defense: DL #99 Joe Jackson, DL #7 Kendrick Norton, DL #80 RJ McIntosh, DL #33 Trent Harris, LB #53 Zach McCloud, LB #55 Shaquille Quarterman, LB #56 Michael Pinckney, DB #29 Corn Elder, DB #25 Adrian Colbert, DB #4 Jaquan Johnson, DB #6 Jamal Carter

-Senior defensive back Jamal Carter, senior defensive back Corn Elder, senior offensive lineman Danny Isidora and senior punter Justin Vogel represented the Hurricanes during the coin toss against Virginia Tech.

-Miami’s defense recorded 8.0 tackles for loss and have surpassed its entire 2015 tackle for loss total.

-Miami blocked its fourth kick this season during the fourth quarter.

 

OFFENSIVE INDIVIDUAL NOTES

-Junior quarterback Brad Kaaya finished the game 23-of-38 for 323 yards.

-With his 38 attempts, Kaaya (963) has now passed former Hurricane quarterback Stephen Morris (955) for fourth on the all-time career passing list. 

-Kaaya has now thrown at least one touchdown in 28 career outings.

-Kaaya has now thrown for over 300 yards in nine career games. Kaaya has thrown for over 300 yards twice this season.

-With his 323 passing yards, Kaaya passed Morris for third on the all-time career passing list. 

-Freshman Ahmmon Richards led the team with 78 yards receiving.

-Tight end David Njoku finished the game with 69 yards receiving.

-Njoku’s 48-yard first-half reception from Kaaya marked the fifth time this season in which he has caught a pass of 20 yards-or-more. 

-With his five receptions, senior wide receiver Stacy Coley (132) passed former Hurricane wide receiver Travis Benjamin (131) for sixth on the all-time career receptions list.

-Coley has now caught a pass in 16 straight games.

-Junior wide receiver Braxton Berrios caught his first touchdown pass of the season.

-Senior offensive lineman Danny Isidora got the start at right guard to increase his consecutive start streak to a team-best 34 games.

-Fellow offensive linemen Trevor Darling and Nick Linder also extended their consecutive start streak to 25 garmes.

 

DEFENSIVE INDIVIDUAL NOTES

-Freshman Joe Jackson made his first career start on the defensive line.

-Jackson and Kendrick Norton led the Hurricanes with 2.0 tackles for loss. They both also tallied a sack.

-Senior Jamal Carter led the way for the Hurricanes with a game-high 11.0 tackles (6.0 solo). His 11.0 tackles tied a career high.

-Senior Corn Elder recorded six tackles and led the team with two broken-up passes.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS INDIVIDUAL NOTES

-Junior kicker Michael Badgley connected on a 23-yard field goal in the first quarter. Badgley is now 7-of-10 in field goals this year.

-Senior punter Justin Vogel finished the game with eight punts for 337 yards (42.1 avg.). Vogel’s longest punt of the night was 55 yards. He also dropped three punts inside the 20-yard line.


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