Game 5 Preview vs Duke

The #9 Miami Hurricanes (3-1, 1-1 ACC) host Duke (1-4, 0-2 ACC) today at 3:30 p.m.

· DATE: Saturday, October 8 TIME: 3:30 p.m. TV: ESPNU

· All-time series is tied 1-1, last meeting was in 1983 with a Miami victory.

· The Hurricanes have been ranked in the AP Poll longer than any other team in the country, 94 consecutive weeks dating back to December 4, 1999.

· Duke is 3-13 in their last 16 games.

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, RB Andrew Johnson, FB James Bryant, WR Lance Leggett, WR Darnell Jenkins, CB Devin Hester, OL Derrick Morse, OL Andrew Bain

Keep your eye on: Johnson, who has been cleared to play after suffering an ACL injury last December.

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 #44 Leon Williams
SLB #50 Roger McIntosh
Other Key Players: DE Calais Campbell, DE Javon Nanton, DT Kareem Brown, LB Glenn Cook, LB Willie Williams, CB Devin Hester, SS Greg Threat

Keep your eye on: Cook, who was used a lot last week in nickel situations and is a versatile linebacker for coach Hargreaves

HURRICANES (23.2 ppg, 12.5 pag)
QB Kyle Wright	        821 yards 55% 3 TD 3 INT
RB Tyrone Moss          369 yards 4.1 avg 6 TD
WR Sinorice Moss        11 receptions 183 yards 1 TD
TE Greg Olsen           15 receptions 243 yards 0 TD   
LB Roger McIntosh       29 tackles, 1 sack
SS Brandon Meriweather  35 tackles, 2 interceptions 
KR Devin Hester         21.3 KR, 11.8 PR, 45 rush yards, 1 INT
K  Jon Peattie          8-12 FG 9-9 XP

BLUE DEVILS (17.8 ppg, 29.8 pag)
QB Mike Schneider       284 yards 46% 0 TD 4 INT
QB Zack Asack           236 yards 70% 2 TD 3 INT
RB Justin Boyle         277 yards 3.8 avg 5 TD
WR Jomar Wright         8 receptions 155 yards 1 TD
LB Patrick Bailey       33 tackles, 2 for loss
CB John Talley          24 tackles, 3 interceptions
KR Chris Davis          18.2 KR 9.1 PR 1 career kickoff TD
K  Joe Surgan           2-3 FG 5-5 XP

When Miami has the ball…
WR Ryan Moore vs. CB John Talley

It is time Miami effectively utilized their downfield threats. Moore (6-3/215) is their best receiver and had a good week of practices. He has remained positive despite the lack of balls thrown his way in recent weeks and today is the day he looks to breakout. Talley (5-11/180) is Duke's best cornerback and already has three interceptions on the season.

When Duke has the ball…
QB Zack Asack vs. DE Bryan Pata

Asack (6-4/190) is a true freshman who has shown positives at the quarterback position for Duke. Last week in the loss to Navy, Asack completed 12-of-16 passes for 111 yards and rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown. Pata (6-4/270) is Miami's best defensive end, but has yet to record a sack. He leads the ends with 10 tackles on the season and is steady against the run.

· SS Greg Threat - Probable, thigh
· OL Derrick Morse - Probable, shoulder
· RB Andrew Johnson - Probable, ACL
· TE Buck Ortega - Questionable, ankle
· CB Randy Phillips - Out, knee
· LB Darryl Sharpton - Out, ankle/knee
· LB Tavares Gooden - Out, shoulder
· 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 15 at Temple

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

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