Jennings Recorded Two Interceptions vs VT

Senior cornerback Kelly Jennings has played in 45 games in his career at Miami while starting 37 of them. Last week against Virginia Tech he recorded two interceptions to give him a total of five in his career.

Jennings recorded the first two-interception game of his career last week in the 27-7 victory at Virginia Tech.

"Basically I was just trying to do my job and what I have been coached to do," Jennings said. "It finally came my way this time and they were trying to go my way a little bit more than normal."

The first interception came in the second quarter with Miami leading 10-0 when Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick tried to go deep, but the ball hung in the air and Jennings came up with it.

The second interception came when Jennings was isolated one-on-one with Tech's top receiver David Clowney.

"Honestly I was playing bad technique," Jennings said. "But once he did his route I adjusted. He had me beat a little bit, but the coaches tell us to look back for the ball and that is what I did and I came up with it."

Jennings is known as a cornerback with outstanding patience, technique, and speed. One of the things he has been working on is his ability to make the big play with an interception.

"It is something I work on more and more each week," Jennings said. "Everyone was talking about me not making interceptions, not catching the ball, or whatever. Ever since the Florida State game it is something I have been working on and it just happened for me this past game."

With eight minutes left in the game, Jennings suffered a concussion while recovering an onside kick. He has not practice very much this week, but hopes to be ready for Saturday's game.

"I am feeling okay," Jennings said. "My head feels funny every now and again. But it is coming along, I'll be fine."

With the big win over then-number three Virginia Tech, the 'Canes face Wake Forest (4-6) on the road in the Demon Deacons last game of the season.

"Last week was a great game, but the next one is always the most important," Jennings said. "We just at this game the same way as we looked at last week's."

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

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