MIAMI (7-4; 4-3 ACC) 27, NC STATE (5-6; 2-5 ACC) 13
CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM • RALEIGH, N.C. • NOV. 19, 2016
MISCELLANEOUS AND SERIES NOTES
• Miami’s matchup with NC State marked the Hurricanes’ 15th all-time matchup with the Wolfpack.
• Miami holds an 9-5-1 all-time series advantage against NC State.
• Miami’s trip to NC State is its first since 2012 and the victory marks Miami’s first in Raleigh, N.C., since 2004.
• With the victory, the Hurricanes have two winning streaks of three games or more in 2016.
• Miami Starters: Offense: LT #52 Kc McDermott, LG #74 Tyler Gauthier, #67 C Alex Gall, RG #63 Danny Isidora, RT #78 Tyree St. Louis, QB #15 Brad Kaaya, RB #1 Mark Walton, WR #9 Malcolm Lewis, WR #82 Ahmmon Richards, TE #86 David Njoku, TE #23 Christopher Herndon IV Defense: DL #9 Chad Thomas, 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 #26 Rayshawn Jenkins, DB #6 Jamal Carter Sr., DB #29 Corn Elder, DB #12 Malek Young
• Senior wide receiver Malcolm Lewis, freshman linebacker Shaquille Quarterman, junior defensive lineman Chad Thomas and senior punter Justin Vogel represented the Hurricanes at the coin toss as Miami’s captains.
• Miami’s defense held NC State scoreless in the first quarter. The Hurricanes have now held six of their opponents scoreless in the first quarter this season. Miami has outscored its opponents 75-44 in the first quarter this season.
• Miami outgained NC State 415-329 in total yards. The Hurricanes also limited the Wolfpack to just 5-of-17 on third down conversions, including 1-of-9 in the first half.
• The Hurricanes forced NC State to punt on each of its first five drives.
OFFENSIVE INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• Sophomore Mark Walton finished with 120 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns on 19 carries. Walton now has 14 rushing touchdowns on the season.
• Walton’s 120 rushing yards put him at 1,005 rushing yards for the season, giving the Hurricanes three straight years with a 1,000-yard rusher (Joe Yearby in 2015 and Duke Johnson in 2014).
• Junior quarterback Brad Kaaya finished with 286 yards passing and went 22-of-38.
• With 164 passing yards in the first half, Kaaya moved past Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech) and Spencer Fischer (Duke) for 12th and 11th, respectively, on the the all-time ACC career passing list.
• Sophomore wide receiver Ahmmon Richards led the Hurricanes with a game-high 96 receiving yards in the first half. He finished the game with 117 yards on a career-high nine catches and surpassed Michael Irvin’s single season freshman receiving yards record. He currently has 849 yards for the year, which stands as the 10th-best overall single season total in program history. Richards also has had three consecutive games with 100 receiving yards.
• Senior wide receiver Stacy Coley increased his consecutive catch streak to 20 games.
• With his 54 yards receiving against NC State, Coley has 2,049 for his career and becomes just the eighth Miami receiver to record 2,000-or-more yards career receiving yards.
• Redshirt sophomore David Njoku also chipped in with three receptions for 44 yards in the first half. Njoku finished the game with six catches and 72 yards receiving.
• Senior offensive lineman Danny Isidora got the start at right guard to increase his consecutive start streak to a team-best 37 games.
DEFENSIVE INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• Senior Jamal Carter led the Hurricanes with 10 tackles (six solo), adding 0.5 TFLs and a pass breakup.
• Freshman Shaquille Quarterman recorded eight tackles ( career-high seven solo).
• Senior Rayshawn Jenkins logged his 32nd career start. His 32 career starts are the most on the Miami defensive unit.
• Jenkins finished with four tackles (two solo) and had three pass breakups.
• Senior Corn Elder also tallied a pair of pass breakups and had two tackles.
• Freshman Malek Young recorded his first career interception in the endzone, which put a stop to an eight-play, 64-yard drive.
• Sophomore Jaquan Johnson had his first career fumble recovery and finished with six tackles (three solo), including 0.5 TFLs.
SPECIAL TEAMS INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• Junior kicker Michael Badgley connected on a field goal in the first quarter. He also added a 22-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Badgley has now scored 279 points in his career.
• Senior punter Justin Vogel had five punts that traveled 228 yards. He also dropped four punts inside the 20-yard line and had two punts travel over 50 yards.