Friday Stock Report - 10/22

In this week's edition of The Friday Stock Report I decided to take a look back on the four comebacks in the last two years. In all of the games Brock Berlin stepped up to make big-time throws in crucial situations and a variety of receivers recorded receptions to keep the team in the game.

TOP 4 COMEBACKS IN LAST 2 YEARS

4. West Virginia (10/2/03)

This game was different than the other three because Miami controlled the game for the majority of the game. The problem Miami faced in this game was they were getting field goals instead of touchdowns. West Virginia inched away at the lead and Quincy Wilson scored for West Virginia to give the Mountaineers a 20-19 lead with two minutes remaining. Kellen Winslow kept the Hurricanes in the game with an 18-yard reception on fourth down. Ryan Moore and Kevin Beard added key receptions and a pass interference call set up a Jon Peattie 23-yard field goal with 11 seconds left in the game to give the Hurricanes the win. Peattie, a freshman, claimed he "was not nervous during the game, but got nervous watching the game."

Miami 22, West Virginia 20

3. Florida State (9/10/04)

The Miami offense struggled to get anything going throughout the game, but lucky for them the Florida State offense was stagnant as well. Heading into the fourth quarter the Seminoles led 10-0, but Miami would close the gap to 10-3 with 12 minutes remaining. The teams traded possessions and field position, but with 1:22 remaining from their own 20 the Hurricanes knew this was their final drive to tie the game. A 24-yard reception by Roscoe Parrish and a 15-yard penalty tacked on to the end of the play due to a personal foul by Florida State put the Hurricanes where they needed to be. On 2nd-and-10 from the Florida State 30-yardline, Brock Berlin threw a screen pass to wide receiver Sinorice Moss and he weaved his way into the end zone for the game-tying score with 30 seconds remaining. Frank Gore would score the game-winning touchdown in overtime from 18 yards out.

Miami 16, Florida State 10 (overtime)

2. Florida (9/6/03)

Brock Berlin faced his former school for the first time in the 2003 home opener. Miami led 10-3 midway through the first quarter, but the Gators scored the next 30 points. Offensive line coach Art Kehoe said "I was just hoping they wouldn't score 50" following the game. Berlin stepped up in the second half connecting on 19-of-25 passes for 278 yards and senior wide receiver Kevin Beard caught seven passes for 164 yards. The comeback was complete when Frank Gore scored from 12 yards out with less than two minutes remaining.

Miami 38, Florida 33

1. Louisville (10/14/04)

The biggest difference between this game and the Florida game was Louisville kept scoring during the comeback. Trailing 24-7 at halftime Devin Hester returned the opening kickoff three yards deep in the end zone for a touchdown, but a holding call nullified the score. Miami didn't panic and put together a 10-play 76-yard drive lasting over five minutes, which proved to be more beneficial. The Hurricanes would score on every drive in the second half and erased a 31-14 deficit in the third quarter. Later in the game, Hester scored on a 78-yard punt return, but Louisville drove 80 yards for a go-ahead touchdown forcing Miami to score once again. A fourth down reception by Darnell Jenkins kept their comeback chances alive.

Miami 41, Louisville 38

Christopher Stock is a Staff Writer for CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at stock@canestime.com

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