· DATE: Saturday, September 17 TIME: 3:30 p.m. TV: ABC
· Miami has never played at Clemson.
· Last season, Clemson defeated Miami 24-17 in overtime behind Reggie Merriweather's three rushing touchdowns in the second half.
· Miami leads the all-time series 4-2.
QB #3 Kyle Wright LT #74 Eric Winston RB #30 Tyrone Moss LG #68 Tyler McMeans FB #23 Quadtrine Hill C #78 Anthony Wollschlager WR #83 Sinorice Moss RG #61 Tony Tella WR #85 Ryan Moore RT #64 Rashad Butler TE #82 Greg OlsenOther Key Players: QB Kirby Freeman, RB Derron Thomas, RB Charline Jones, FB James Bryant, WR Lance Leggett, WR Darnell Jenkins, CB Devin Hester, TE Buck Ortega, OL Andrew Bain,
Keep your eye on: RB Derron Thomas and RB Charlie Jones who are both expected to receive more carries than the combined four they got last game.
LE #95 Bryan Pata CB #22 Kelly Jennings LT #99 Kareem Brown CB #24 Marcus Maxey RT #92 Orien Harris FS #1 Kenny Phillips RE #90 Thomas Carroll SS #19 Brandon Meriweather WLB #2 Jon Beason MLB #51 Romeo Davis SLB #50 Roger McIntoshOther Key Players: DE Calais Campbell, DE Javon Nanton, DT Baraka Atkins, LB Willie Williams, LB Leon Williams, CB Devin Hester, S Greg Threat
Keep your eye on: DT Baraka Atkins who is recovering from a knee injury after performing well in the season opener.
HURRICANES QB Kyle Wright 232 yards 57% 1 TD 2 INT RB Tyrone Moss 102 yards 4.4 avg 0 TD WR Ryan Moore 3 receptions 69 yards 1 TD TE Greg Olsen 8 receptions 137 yards 0 TD LB Jon Beason 8 tackles SS Brandon Meriweather 7 tackles, 1 fumble recovery KR Devin Hester 5 career returns for TD K Jon Peattie 0-2 FG 1-1 XP TIGERS QB Charlie Whitehurst 363 yards 78% 2 TD 0 INT RB James Davis 183 yards 4.7 avg 0 TD RB Reggie Merriweather 97 yards 5.1 avg 2 TD WR Curtis Baham 5 receptions 106 yards 2 TD DE Gaines Adams 11 tackles 3 sacks LB Nick Watkins 19 tackles CB Tye Hill 9 tackles 1 interception K Jad Dean 6-6 FG 5-5 XP
When Miami has the ball…
WR Ryan Moore vs. CB Tye Hill
Moore could not be guarded last week against Gerard Ross who had two pass interference calls against him and Moore still finished with 69 yards receiving and three catches. If Hill cannot have success with Moore, Wright will have a field day getting the ball to his favorite receiver.
When Clemson has the ball…
RB James Davis/Reggie Merriweather vs. LB Roger McIntosh/Jon Beason
Clemson's top two running backs against Miami's top two linebackers could very well be the determining factor in the game. If Davis and Merriweather can run the ball with some consistency it will open up things for Whitehurst. Miami needs McIntosh and Beason to be on their toes against the run and the short passes. It is imperative they are in position to make a play.
· RB Tyrone Moss - Probable (lower leg)
· DT Baraka Atkins - Probable (knee)
· LB Tavares Gooden - Out (shoulder)
· OL Derrick Morse - Out (shoulder)
· RB Andrew Johnson - Out (ACL)
· FS Anthony Reddick - Out for season (ACL)
· DT Teraz McCray - Out for season (ACL)
· CB Glenn Sharpe - Out for season (ACL)
· CB Carlos Armour - Out for season (ACL)
NEXT GAME - September 24 vs Colorado
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