Game Notes: Miami 40, Duke 21

Miami defeated Duke by the score of 40-21 on Saturday. Here are some game notes.

MIAMI (8-4; 5-3 ACC) 40, DUKE (4-8; 1-7 ACC) 21
HARD ROCK STADIUM • MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. • NOV. 26, 2016 • 57,396
MISCELLANEOUS AND SERIES NOTES
•   Prior to Miami’s matchup with Duke, the Hurricanes honored 18 student-athletes on senior day. 
•   Miami holds an 12-2 all-time series advantage against Duke.
•   The Hurricanes own a 6-1 all-time series advantage against Duke at home.
•   The 57,396 fans in attendance marked the sixth straight game in which Miami has totaled 50,000-plus fans. 
•   With the win, Miami finished the year with four straight wins to close out the regular season. Miami has now won four straight games to close out a regular season for the first time since 2002. 
TEAM NOTES
•   Miami Starters:  
Offense: QB #15 Brad Kaaya, RB #1 Mark Walton, FB #36 Marquez Williams, WR #3 Stacy Coley, WR #9 Malcolm Lewis, TE #23 Christopher Herndon IV, LT #52 Kc McDermott, LG #74 Tyler Gauthier, C #67 Alex Gall, RG #63 Danny Isidora, RT #78 Tyree St. Louis
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 #29 Corn Elder, DB #26 Rayshawn Jenkins, DB #6 Jamal Carter, DB #12 Malek Young
• Seniors Jamal Carter, Corn Elder, Danny Isidora and Justin Vogel represented the Hurricanes at the coin toss as Miami’s captains.
• Miami outscored Duke 10-7 in the first quarter. Miami has outscored its opponents 85-51 in the first quarter this season. 
• Miami outgained Duke 568-395 in total yards. 
• The Hurricanes scored points on four of their five drives in the first half and on eight of 12 drives overall.
• Miami’s 11 play, 69 yard drive in the second quarter marked the 16th time this season Miami has had a scoring drive of 10-or-more plays. 
• Brad Kaaya’s 76-yard touchdown pass to David Njoku marked the third one-play scoring drive this season.
•   Miami has scored 40-or-more points in four games this season. 
•   The Hurricanes have had three players finish with 100-or-more all-purpose yards in three games this season (FAMU, Pitt and Duke). Mark Walton, Stacy Coley and Njoku all finished with 100-or-more all purpose yards in each of those games.
 
OFFENSIVE INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Junior quarterback Brad Kaaya finished the first half with 114 yards passing and went 12-of-19 through the air. He finished the game with 396 yards passing (22-of-35) and four touchdown passes. 
With his 396 passing yards against Duke, Kaaya passed Ken Dorsey and became the Hurricanes’ all-time leading passer. He currently has 9,686 career passing yards.
Kaaya’s four touchdown passes tied a career high. 
Kaaya now has 11 career 300 yard passing games. 
With 396 passing yards on Saturday, Kaaya moved past T.J. Yates (North Carolina), Jamie Barnette (NC State), Sean Renfree (Duke), Ben Bennett (Duke) and Charlie Whitehurst (Clemson) into 6th place on the all-time ACC career passing list. 
Sophomore running back Mark Walton hauled in his second career receiving touchdown in the first quarter. Walton now has 25 career touchdowns in 25 career games. He finished with four receptions for 46 yards and added 60 rushing yards on 13 carries.
Kaaya’s first quarter touchdown to Walton marked the 32nd game in his career in which he has thrown a touchdown pass. 
Senior wide receiver Stacy Coley increased his consecutive catch streak to 21 games. Coley led the Hurricanes with four first half receptions and finished with a team-high nine catches for 118 yards and a touchdown. Coley’s nine receptions tied a career high. 
Tight end David Njoku led the Hurricanes with a career-high 134 receiving yards. His two receiving touchdowns also were a career high. 
Senior offensive lineman Danny Isidora got the start at right guard to increase his consecutive start streak to a team-best 38 games. 
  
DEFENSIVE INDIVIDUAL NOTES
•   Senior Jamal Carter, Sr. led the Hurricanes with 13 tackles (four solo).
•   Freshman Joe Jackson recorded a pair of sacks in the second quarter. He currently leads the team with 7.5 sacks on the year. 
•   Freshman Shaquille Quarterman tallied 10 tackles (four solo) and had a pass break up and two QB hurries.
•   Senior Rayshawn Jenkins recorded his 33rd career start on defense. His 33 career starts are the most on the defensive side of the ball. Jenkins had 10 tackles (seven solo).
SPECIAL TEAMS INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• Junior kicker Michael Badgley drilled four field goals, connecting from 47, 25, 33 and 43 yards out. Badgley has now made 21-of-21 field goal attempts between 40-49 yards during his UM career.
• With his three first half field goals, Badgley passed former Hurricane Danny Miller (1978-81) for third on the all-time career list for most field goals made. 
• Senior punter Justin Vogel had one first half punt that traveled 58 yards. Vogel has 16 punts that have gone over 50 yards this season. He finished the game with three punts for 142 yards (47.3 average). 
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