Game 5 Preview vs. North Carolina

MIAMI, Fla. - The Miami Hurricanes (2-2, 0-1 ACC) host North Carolina (1-3, 0-2 ACC) today at 12:00 noon on Raycom/Lincoln Financial Sports.

· DATE: Saturday, October 7 TIME: 12:00 p.m. TV: Raycom/Lincoln Financial Sports

· Miami won 34-16 in last year's game as Tyrone Moss rushed for 195 yards and four touchdowns. UNC led 16-7 at halftime.

· North Carolina is one of two ACC schools that hold the series lead over Miami. UNC leads 5-4.

· Last game, Miami won 14-13 over Houston as Javarris James rushed for 148 yards. North Carolina lost 52-7 to Clemson on Sept. 23.

Projected Starters

QB #3  Kyle Wright      LT #64 Jason Fox
RB #5  Javarris James   LG #72 Andrew Bain
FB #45 James Bryant     C  #78 Anthony Wollschlager
WR #9  Lance Leggett    RG #71 Derrick Morse
WR #83 Sam Shields      RT #76 Chris Rutledge
TE #82 Greg Olsen
Other Key Players: QB Kirby Freeman, RB Charlie Jones, RB Tyrone Moss, WR Ryan Hill, TE DajLeon Farr, OL Reggie Youngblood, OL Tyrone Byrd, OL Alex Pou

Keep your eye on: Bryant, who scored the game-winning touchdown last week.

Projected Starters

LE  #98 Baraka Atkins    CB #4  Glenn Sharpe
LT  #95 Bryan Pata       CB #22 Bruce Johnson
RT  #54 Teraz McCray     FS #19 Brandon Meriweather
RE  #81 Calais Campbell  SS #1  Kenny Phillips
WLB #2  Jon Beason
MLB #55 Glenn Cook
SLB #52 Tavares Gooden
Other Key Players: DT Kareem Brown, LB Romeo Davis, CB Randy Phillips, S Lovon Ponder

Keep your eye on: Atkins, who returns to the starting lineup after three games as a reserve.

HURRICANES (20.5 ppg, 16.8 pag)
QB Kyle Wright	        766 yards 63% 2 TD 3 INT
RB Javarris James       250 yards 6.9 avg 2 TD
RB Charlie Jones        170 yards 3.7 avg 3 TD
WR Lance Leggett        13 receptions 195 yards 0 TD
LB Jon Beason           20 tackles, 3.5 for loss
SS Kenny Phillips       26 tackles, 1 for loss 
KR Bruce Johnson        19.5 KR, 9.0 PR, 0 TD
K  Jon Peattie          1-4 FG, long 20, 9-9 XP

TAR HEELS (19.5 ppg, 37.5 pag)
QB Cam Sexton           485 yards 48% 3 TD 4 INT
RB Ronnie McGill        275 yards 4.7 avg 3 TD
WR Jesse Holley         13 receptions 213 yards 1 TD
WR Brooks Foster        18 receptions 200 yards 1 TD
FS D.J. Walker          23 tackles
LB Larry Edwards        23 tackles, 2 sacks          
K  Connor Barth         3-3 FG, long 47, 9-9 XP

When Miami has the ball…
FB #45 James Bryant vs. LB #32 Larry Edwards

Bryant (6-3/250) brings a lot of energy to the offense and will line it up with anyone. Edwards (6-3/235) will be expected to fight off Bryant in running situations. Look for these two hard-hitters going at it all day long.

When North Carolina has the ball…
RB #25 Ronnie McGill vs. LB #2 Jon Beason

Beason has been waiting patiently for a team that will just line it up and play as oppose to coming out with multiple receivers and trying to pass. McGill comes into the game with over 1,800 career rushing yards and 20 rushing TDs. The two should be fun to watch especially as they come off average performances in their last game.

· S Anthony Reddick - Probable, ankle
· RB Tyrone Moss - Questionable, knee
· WR Darnell Jenkins - Doubtful, knee
· DE Eric Moncur - Doubtful, knee
· WR Ryan Moore - Out, suspension

NEXT GAME - October 14 vs. Florida International at 7 pm

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