Game 3 Preview vs Colorado

The #12 Miami Hurricanes (1-1) host Colorado (2-0) today at 12:00 noon in the 2005 home opener.

· DATE: Saturday, September 24 TIME: 12:00 p.m. TV: ABC

· Colorado leads the all-time series 5-2.

· Miami won the last game between the two schools in 1993 with a 35-29 victory at Colorado.

· This is the third straight game Miami has faced an opponent without a loss.

· Colorado is currently ranked 32nd in the AP Poll, which is the same spot they finished in 2004.

· The Buffaloes have 14 plays of 20-plus yards on offense and the Hurricanes have nine plays of 20-plus yards led by Tyrone Moss and Greg Olsen who have three each.

Projected Starters

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 #85 Ryan Moore       RG #61 Tony Tella
WR #83 Sinorice Moss    RT #64 Rashad Butler
TE #82 Greg Olsen
Other Key Players: QB Kirby Freeman, RB Derron Thomas, RB Charlie Jones, FB James Bryant, WR Lance Leggett, WR Darnell Jenkins, CB Devin Hester, TE Buck Ortega, OL Andrew Bain

Keep your eye on: Leggett, he has just one catch this season for minus-eight yards, but the coaches want to get him more involved.

Projected Starters

LE  #95 Bryan Pata       CB #22 Kelly Jennings
LT  #98 Baraka Atkins    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 McIntosh
Other Key Players: DE Calais Campbell, DE Javon Nanton, DT Kareem Brown, LB Willie Williams, LB Leon Williams, CB Devin Hester, SS Greg Threat

Keep your eye on: Cambell who is from Colorado and grew up a big Buffaloes fan. At 6-foot-8 and 265 pounds he provides a lot of mismatch problems.

QB Kyle Wright	        384 yards 59% 2 TD 2 INT
RB Tyrone Moss          241 yards 4.5 avg 3 TD
WR Ryan Moore           7 receptions 123 yards 1 TD
TE Greg Olsen           10 receptions 146 yards 0 TD   
LB Jon Beason           13 tackles, 2 for loss
SS Brandon Meriweather  17 tackles, 1 fumble recovery	    
KR Devin Hester         21.3 KR, 5.5 PR, 41 rush yards
K  Jon Peattie          3-5 FG 4-4 XP

QB Joel Klatt           469 yards 69% 2 TD 1 INT
RB Hugh Charles         206 yards 5.7 avg 2 TD
RB Lawrence Vickers     82 total yards 5.4 avg 4 total TD
TE Joe Klopfenstein     6 receptions 100 yards 0 TD
S  Tyrone Henderson     15 tackles
S  J.J. Billingsley     15 tackles 1 INT
LB Thaddaeus Washington 13 tackles
K  Mason Crosby         5-6 FG 6-6 XP

When Miami has the ball…
RB Tyrone Moss vs. MLB Thaddeaus Washington

Moss (5-9/220) has been the focal point of the Miami offense this season and is coming off a 139-yard, 3-touchdown effort against Clemson. Washington (5-11/240) is looking forward to going up against the power back from Pompano Beach, Fla. Last season Washington recorded 102 tackles and squatted 567 pounds in the spring. It is a classic battle of power vs. power.

When Colorado has the ball…
QB Joel Klatt vs. LB Roger McIntosh

Klatt's top target this season is his tight end and with McIntosh playing the strongside linebacker position he will be matched up against up. Last week against Clemson, McIntosh was out of position on a touchdown thrown to a tight end and you have to believe the Colorado coaching staff took note of that. Klatt is a senior with 5,481 yards, 34 touchdowns, and 26 interceptions in his career. McIntosh leads all Miami players with 189 career tackles.

· 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 - October 1 vs South Florida, 8:00 p.m.

Christopher Stock is a Senior Writer & Assistant Editor with CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at

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