Offense Defense QB Brock Berlin LE Thomas Carroll RB Frank Gore LT Baraka Atkins FB Quadtrine Hill RT Orien Harris TE Buck Ortega RE Javon Nanton WR Roscoe Parrish SLB Jon Beason WR Lance Leggett MLB Leon Williams LT Rashad Butler WLB Romeo Davis LG Tony Tella CB Antrel Rolle C Joel Rodriguez CB Kelly Jennings RG Derrick Morse FS Anthony Reddick RT Chris Myers SS Greg Threat K Jon Peattie P Brian MonroeKEY INJURIES
SS Greg Threat Shoulder Probable LB Tavares Gooden Shoulder Probable DT Santonio Thomas Knee Probable FB Kyle Cobia Shoulder Probable RB Tyrone Moss Knee Questionable DE Bryan Pata Knee Doubtful RB Andrew Johnson Knee Out TE Greg Olsen Wrist Out TE Kevin Everett Shoulder Out LB Roger McIntosh Herniated Disc Out OL Eric Winston ACL OutNOTABLE PLAYERS
Miami: 32.1 ppg – 17.6 pag QB #7 Brock Berlin 2509 yards 56% 21 TD 5 Int RB #3 Frank Gore 865 yards 5.0 avg 8 TD WR #1 Roscoe Parrish 39 receptions 630 yards 8 TD WR #83 Sinorice Moss 19 receptions 347 yards 3 TD CB #6 Antrel Rolle 65 tackles, 1 interception SS #5 Greg Threat 129 tackles, 3 interceptions K #13 Jon Peattie 13-22 FG, 42-42 XP Florida: 33.8 ppg – 20.6 pag QB #12 Chris Leak 2935 yards 61% 28 TD 10 Int RB #4 Ciatrick Fason 1173 yards 5.7 avg 10 TD WR #11 O.J. Small 55 receptions 627 yards 4 TD WR #5 Andre Caldwell 43 receptions 689 yards 3 TD LB #55 Channing Crowder 70 tackles, 8.5 for loss FS #46 Jarvis Herring 51 tackles, 4 interceptions K #14 Matt Leach 12-16 FG, 48-48 XPNOTABLE TEAM STATISTICS
Miami – 78th in Rushing Offense (133.3)
Florida – 54th in Rushing Defense (145.2)
Miami – 9th in Passing Defense (165.0)
Florida – 13th in Passing Offense (271.9)
When Miami has the ball…
RB Frank Gore vs. LB Channing Crowder
This is a battle between two underclassmen who are wavering on whether or not to enter the NFL Draft or to return to their respective college team in 2005. Gore (5-10, 220) has been running better as the season has gone on and as more time has passed since his last knee injury. With a full month off to recover from bumps and bruises, look for him to come out strong. Crowder (6-2, 245) needs to lead the Gator defense if they hope to come away with a victory. He needs to stop Gore and the running and force Miami into situations they are uncomfortable with.
When Florida has the ball…
QB Chris Leak vs. CB Antrel Rolle
Leak (6-0, 195) did not play very much in the last meeting against Miami finishing 9-for-15 for 93 yards and one interception. He has had a good season this year and there has only been one game this year in which he did not throw for more than 230 yards. He has thrown a touchdown in every game. Rolle (6-1, 205) is hungry to have one final big game for the Hurricanes heading into the NFL Draft in April where he could be the first cornerback selected. He will need to have a big game to carry the injured Miami defense.
KEEP YOUR EYE ON
Miami CB Devin Hester – With all of the injuries to Miami linebackers and Florida is likely to stay with their multiple receiver set, Miami will be forced to go in a nickel brining Hester in on more plays. This is the last game of the season and he would love to go out with a bang. He was named a first-team all-American returner after finishing in the top 10 in both punt and kickoff returns.
Florida WR Chad Jackson – Jackson leads the team in receiving touchdowns with six and is averaging over 20 yards per catch. On the season he has 27 receptions for 615 yards—good for third on the team. At 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds he could cause some problems for the Miami secondary.
COKER'S FINAL WORD
On the Florida Cup…
"Charlie (Strong) has not seen it because it has been in my office. He can come down and take a look at it if he wants to."
Christopher Stock is a Staff Writer for CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at email@example.com