Game 6 Preview vs Temple

The #7 Miami Hurricanes (4-1) visit Temple (0-6) today at 1:00 p.m.

· DATE: Saturday, October 15 TIME: 1:00 p.m. TV: FSN/FSN Florida

· Miami leads the all-time series 12-1 with Miami winnining the last 12 games.

· The Hurricanes won 52-14 in the last contest between the two schools on October 18, 2003. Tyrone Moss rushed for 135 yards and Jarrett Payton added 115 as the two combined for three touchdowns for the Hurricanes.

· Temple is 1-13 in their last 14 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 Akieem Jolla, CB Devin Hester, OL Derrick Morse, OL Andrew Bain

Keep your eye on: Thomas, the breakaway running back is due for a long gain.

Projected Starters

LE  #90 Thomas Carroll   CB #22 Kelly Jennings
LT  #98 Baraka Atkins    CB #24 Marcus Maxey
RT  #92 Orien Harris     FS #1  Kenny Phillips
RE  #94 Eric Moncur      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 Leon Williams, LB Glenn Cook, LB Willie Williams, CB Devin Hester, SS Greg Threat

Keep your eye on: Moncur, who made his first start of his career last week. He's a terror off the edge, very explosive.

HURRICANES (29.0 ppg, 11.4 pag)
QB Kyle Wright	        1076 yards 55% 6 TD 5 INT
RB Tyrone Moss          451 yards 4.5 avg 8 TD
WR Sinorice Moss        15 receptions 257 yards 2 TD
TE Greg Olsen           18 receptions 274 yards 1 TD   
LB Roger McIntosh       38 tackles, 2 sacks
SS Brandon Meriweather  46 tackles, 2 interceptions 
KR Devin Hester         21.3 KR, 17.8 PR, 45 rush yards, 1 INT
K  Jon Peattie          9-13 FG 16-16 XP

OWLS (10.5 ppg, 49.5 pag)
QB Mike McGann          741 yards 43% 1 TD 9 INT
RB Umar Ferguson        412 yards 3.6 avg 3 TD
WR Bruce Gordon         21 receptions 300 yards 0 TD
WR Brian Allbrooks      16 receptions 212 yards 1 TD
LB Manuel Tapia         58 tackles, 1.5 for loss
DE Mike Mendenhall      33 tackles, 3 sacks
KR Michael Billops      17.6 KR 148 rush yards
K  Ryan Lux             2-2 FG 7-8 XP


When Miami has the ball…
OL Anthony Wollschlager vs. DT Antwon Burton

Wollschlager (6-4/280) is excited for the matchup against Burton (6-3/315). Burton is considered a scrapper in the middle and comes off the ball well for a big guy. Wollschlager is the lightest of the Miami offensive lineman and will get a chance to go 1-on-1 against Burton. If Wollschlager can win that battle, look for the Hurricanes to run well against the Owls.

When Temple has the ball…
QB Mike McGann vs. SS Brandon Meriweather

McGann has nine interceptions on the season and Meriweather is tied for the team-lead with two for the Hurricanes. Look for Meriweather to have his eyes on McGann as he seeks out his third interception of the season. McGann will need to spread the ball around on offense to be effective against the 'Canes.

· CB Kelly Jennings - Probable, shoulder
· TE Buck Ortega - Probable, ankle
· WR Darnell Jenkins - Questionable, ankle
· OL Andrew Bain - Questionable, shoulder
· OL Cyrim Wimbs - Questionable, ankle
· DE Bryan Pata - Out, knee
· CB Randy Phillips - Out, knee
· LB Darryl Sharpton - Out, 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 22 vs Georgia Tech

Christopher Stock is a Senior Writer & Assistant Editor with CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at stock@canestime.com


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