Game 3 Preview at #12 Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The #17 Miami Hurricanes (1-1) are on the road against #12 Louisville (2-0) today at 3:30 on ABC.

· DATE: Saturday, September 16 TIME: 3:30 p.m. TV: ABC

· Miami has not lost to Louisville as they have a 9-0-1 record against the Cardinals. They tied in 1950.

· In their last meeting, Miami won 41-38 in 2004 at the Orange Bowl after trailing 24-7 at halftime. Current UM players who played in that game: RB Tyrone Moss (4 carries, 14 yards), WR Darnell Jenkins (7-68), TE Greg Olsen (3-89, 1 TD), WR Lance Leggett (3-39).

· Last week, Miami defeated Florida A&M, 51-10 and Louisville defeated Temple, 62-0.

Projected Starters

QB #3  Kyle Wright      LT #64 Jason Fox
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 #76 Chris Rutledge
TE #82 Greg Olsen
Other Key Players: QB Kirby Freeman, RB Javarris James, RB Tyrone Moss, WR Sam Shields, OL Alex Pou

Keep your eye on: Jones, who looked better last week but will have competition in his own backfield with James and Moss.

Projected Starters

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 Gooden
Other Key Players: DE Eric Moncur, DT Teraz McCray, LB Glenn Cook, LB Darryl Sharpton, CB Bruce Johnson, S Lovon Ponder

Keep your eye on: Moncur, who has played well in both of games and started last week.

HURRICANES (30.5 ppg, 11.5 pag)
QB Kyle Wright	        298 yards 69% 1 TD 1 INT
RB Charlie Jones        89 yards 3.7 avg 3 TD
WR Darnell Jenkins      10 receptions 116 yards 0 TD
WR Lance Leggett        7 receptions 71 yards 0 TD   
LB Jon Beason           11 tackles, 2.5 for loss
FS Brandon Meriweather  11 tackles, 1 interception 
KR Bruce Johnson        20.0 KR, 11.5 PR, 0 TD
K  Jon Peattie          1-1 FG, long 20, 6-6 XP

CARDINALS (60.5 ppg, 14.0 pag)
QB Brian Brohm          561 yards 58% 2 TD 1 INT
RB Kolby Smith          152 yards 8.0 avg 1 TD
WR Mario Urrutia        7 receptions 161 yards 1 TD
WR Harry Douglas        4 receptions 145 yards 0 TD
LB Abe Brown            9 tackles
LB Nate Harris          8 tackles, 3 for loss          
K  Art Carmody          3-4 FG, long 51, 16-16 XP


When Miami has the ball…
RB #34 Charlie Jones vs. LB #10 Nate Harris

Jones (5-10/220) needs a big performance for the 'Canes to win. He has yet to have a 100-yard game in his career as he has started six games in his career while playing in 19. Harris (6-1/235) will look forward in trying to stop his former Miami-Dade peer. Both players will dictate their team's success in the game on Saturday although Jones does have ample back-ups if he is unable to get on track.

When Louisville has the ball…
QB #12 Brian Brohm vs. FS #19 Brandon Meriweather

The two All-American candidates are looking to lead their team to a victory. Brohm (6-4/225) is a strong-armed quarterback with experience in his favor. He is 10-2 as the UL starter. Meriweather (6-0/195) has one interception on the season and is looking for his first dominating performance of the season. The hard-hitting senior will need to have a high energy game.

· S Anthony Reddick - Questionable, ankle
· OL Reggie Youngblood - Out, ankle
· OL Tyrone Byrd - Out, knee
· WR Ryan Moore - Out, suspension
· WR Rashaun Jones - Out, suspension


NEXT GAME - September 30 vs. Houston

Christopher Stock can be reached at stock@canestime.com


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