· DATE: Saturday, September 9 TIME: 7:00 p.m. TV: ESPN 360 (internet)
· Miami has won the last five games in the series including a 63-17 victory in 2002. The average margin of victory in the five games is 47 points.
· Florida A&M won the series opener 16-13 in 1979.
· Last week, Miami lost to Florida State 13-10 and Florida A&M lost 34-14 to Delaware State.
QB #3 Kyle Wright LT #76 Chris Rutledge RB #34 Charlie Jones LG #72 Andrew Bain FB #88 Chris Zellner C #78 Anthony Wollschlager WR #8 Darnell Jenkins RG #71 Derrick Morse WR #9 Lance Leggett RT #64 Jason Fox TE #82 Greg OlsenOther Key Players: QB Kirby Freeman, RB Javarris James, RB Derron Thomas, WR Sam Shields, WR Ryan Hill, OL Alex Pou
Keep your eye on: Rutledge, who will be starting in place of Reggie Youngblood.
LE #98 Baraka Atkins CB #4 Glenn Sharpe LT #95 Bryan Pata CB #6 Randy Phillips RT #99 Kareem Brown FS #19 Brandon Meriweather RE #81 Calais Campbell SS #1 Kenny Phillips WLB #2 Jon Beason MLB #51 Romeo Davis SLB #52 Tavares GoodenOther Key Players: DE Eric Moncur, DT Teraz McCray, LB Glenn Cook, LB Darryl Sharpton, CB Bruce Johnson, S Lovon Ponder
Keep your eye on: Campbell, who had nine tackles last game.
HURRICANES (10.0 ppg, 13.0 pag) QB Kyle Wright 132 yards 67% 0 TD 1 INT RB Charlie Jones 27 yards 2.1 avg 1 TD WR Darnell Jenkins 4 receptions 54 yards 0 TD WR Lance Leggett 4 receptions 39 yards 0 TD LB Jon Beason 9 tackles, 3 for loss FS Brandon Meriweather 6 tackles, 1 interception KR Darnell Jenkins 21.0 KR, 0 TD K Jon Peattie 1-1 FG 1-1 XP RATTLERS (14.0 ppg, 34.0 pag) QB Albert Chester 114 yards 60% 0 TD 1 INT RB Anthony Edwards 87 yards 4.6 avg 2 TD WR Roosevelt Kiser 10 receptions 55 yards 0 TD WR Ronald Wright 3 receptions 31 yards 0 TD LB Vernon Wilder 11 tackles DB Jason Beach 7 tackles K Wesley Taylor 0-0 FG 2-2 XP
When Miami has the ball…
QB #3 Kyle Wright vs. The entire defense
Wright (6-4/220) needs to strong performance through the air. He's going to want to go deep, something he has not done effectively in his career. Wright is 9-4 as the UM starting quarterback and is looking to get his 10th career win.
When Florida A&M has the ball…
QB #2 Albert Chester vs. WLB #2 Jon Beason
Chester (5-11/190) will try to make plays with his feet and it will be up to Beason (6-0/230) to pay close attention to Chester. The junior quarterback from Jacksonville completed 18 passes in the opener mainly on short routes. Beason tied for the team-lead with nine tackles and is one of the best defenders on the team.
· OL Tyrone Byrd - Probable, knee
· WR Khalil Jones - Probable, ankle
· OL A.J. Trump - Questionable, ankle
· RB Tyrone Moss - Doubtful, knee
· OL Reggie Youngblood - Out, ankle
· WR Ryan Moore - Out, suspension
NEXT GAME - September 16 at Louisville
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