Game 4 Preview vs South Florida

The #9 Miami Hurricanes (2-1) host South Florida (3-1) tonight at 8:00 p.m.

· DATE: Saturday, October 1 TIME: 8:00 p.m. TV: ESPNU

· First ever meeting between the two schools

· The Hurricanes have been ranked in the AP Poll longer than any other team in the country, 93 consecutive weeks dating back to December 4, 1999.

· South Florida is coming off a 45-14 upset over Louisville, which was ranked ninth going into the game.

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: Jones, who is coming off a good week of practices and recovering from a slight hamstring injury.

Projected Starters

LE  #95 Bryan Pata       CB #22 Kelly Jennings
LT  #98 Baraka Atkins    CB #4  Devin Hester
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 Marcus Maxey, SS Greg Threat

Keep your eye on: Hester, who will be making his first start of the year at cornerback

HURRICANES (22.0 ppg, 14.3 pag)
QB Kyle Wright	        648 yards 56% 3 TD 2 INT
RB Tyrone Moss          280 yards 4.2 avg 3 TD
WR Sinorice Moss        10 receptions 171 yards 1 TD
TE Greg Olsen           13 receptions 171 yards 0 TD   
LB Jon Beason           18 tackles, 2 for loss
SS Brandon Meriweather  30 tackles, 1 interception 
KR Devin Hester         21.3 KR, 7.8 PR, 41 rush yards
K  Jon Peattie          6-10 FG 6-6 XP

BULLS (31.5 ppg, 13.5 pag)
QB Pat Julmiste         459 yards 59% 3 TD 2 INT 133 rush yds
RB Andre Hall           466 yards 5.5 avg 6 TD 79 rec yards 1 TD
WR Johnny Peyton        8 receptions 89 yards 2 TD
WR Amarri Jackson       153 total yards 2 TD
LB Ben Moffitt          29 tackles, 5 for loss
LB Stephen Nicholas     21 tackles, 4 sacks
KR Jackie Chambers      19.0 KR 18.4 PR 74 rec yards
K  Kyle Bronson         3-4 FG 13-13 XP

When Miami has the ball…
QB Kyle Wright vs. LB Ben Moffitt

Wright has three games under his belt as a starter and is looking to let loose this game. Look for Wright to utilize the short to medium passing game, which will be the main responsibility of Moffitt. Moffitt was named national player of the week after his 14-tackle performance against Louisville. For Miami to have success in the passing game, they like to use their tight ends and backs out of the backfield as well as wide receiver screen plays.

When South Florida has the ball…
RB Andre Hall vs. DT Orien Harris

Hall is USF's best player and arguable a top-10 back in the country. Last year Hall rushed for a school-record 1,357 yards averaging 6.5 yards per carry. Harris leads the Miami defensive line unit on and off the field. It is imperative for him to establish a good push in the backfield and not let Hall run loose.

· TE Buck Ortega - Probable (leg)
· CB Marcus Maxey - Questionable (ankle)
· SS Greg Threat - Questionable (thigh)
· CB Randy Phillips - Out (knee)
· LB Darryl Sharpton - Out (ankle)
· 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 8 vs Duke, 3:30 p.m.

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

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