Game 10 Preview at #23 Maryland

MIAMI, Fla. - The Miami Hurricanes (5-4, 2-3) travel to #23 Maryland (7-2, 4-1) today at 3:30 p.m.

· DATE: Saturday, November 11 TIME: 3:30 p.m. TV: ABC

· Miami is coming off a 17-10 loss to Virginia Tech and has lost two straight.

· Maryland is coming off a 13-12 victory over Clemson and has won four straight.

· The all-time series is tied, 7-7. Miami won the last meeting 46-16 in 1987.

Projected Starters

QB #7  Kirby Freeman    LT #64 Jason Fox
RB #5  Javarris James   LG #72 Andrew Bain
FB #88 Chris Zellner     C #78 Anthony Wollschlager
WR #85 Ryan Moore       RG #71 Derrick Morse
WR #9  Lance Leggett    RT #76 Chris Rutledge 
TE #82 Greg Olsen
Other Key Players: QB Kyle Wright, QB Matt Perrelli, RB Tyrone Moss, RB Charlie Jones, WR Sam Shields, WR Khalil Jones

Keep your eye on: Freeman, who is making his first career start.

Projected Starters

LE  #98 Baraka Atkins    CB #4  Glenn Sharpe
LT  #99 Kareem Brown     CB #6  Randy Phillips
RT  #54 Teraz McCray     FS #19 Brandon Meriweather
RE  #81 Calais Campbell  SS #35 Lovon Ponder
WLB #2  Jon Beason
MLB #50 Darryl Sharpton
SLB #55 Glenn Cook
Other Key Players: DE Eric Moncur, DT Antonio Dixon, CB Bruce Johnson, S Willie Cooper

Keep your eye on: Atkins, who has a sack in his last three games.

HURRICANES (21.9 ppg, 15.1 pag)
QB Kirby Freeman        127 yards 56% 2 TD 2 INT
RB Javarris James       549 yards 5.8 avg 3 TD
WR Lance Leggett        33 receptions 480 yards 2 TD
WR Sam Shields          28 receptions 374 yards 3 TD
FS Brandon Meriweather  34 tackles, 1 INT
DE Calais Campbell      36 tackles, 7 sacks 
KR Rashaun Jones        21.5 KR, 6.8 PR, 0 TD
K  Jon Peattie          9-14 FG, long 55, 22-22 XP

TERRAPINS (22.9 ppg, 20.9 pag)
QB Sam Hollenbach       1515 yards 62% 10 TD 6 INT
RB Lance Ball           589 yards 4.4 avg 7 TD
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey  29 receptions 364 yards 2 TD
TE Joey Haynos          24 receptions 250 yards 2 TD
LB Erin Henderson       78 tackles, 2 INT
LB Wesley Jefferson     76 tackles, 2.5 sacks          
K  Dan Ennis            15-19 FG, long 46, 23-23 XP


When Miami has the ball…
C #78 Anthony Wollschlager vs. LB #1 Erin Henderson

Wollschlager, the lone senior on the UM offensive line, needs to provide leadership with Freeman making his first start at quarterback. Wollschlager will have to pay close attention to Henderson, who is coming off a 18-tackle season.

When Maryland has the ball…
QB #14 Sam Hollenbach vs. S #19 Brandon Meriweather

Hollenbach, a fifth-year senior, is Maryland's catalyst on offense. Meriweather is moving back to safety for Kenny Phillips who recently had surgery on his hand.

· LB Colin McCarthy - Probable, hamstring
· OL Alex Pou - Doubtful, knee
· OL Alex Pou - Doubtful, knee
· QB Kyle Wright - Doubtful, thumb
· S Anthony Reddick - Out, suspension
· OL Reggie Youngblood - Out, knee · LB Spencer Adkins - Out, leg bruise
· LB Tavares Gooden - Out, undisclosed injury
· WR Darnell Jenkins - Out, knee
· LB Romeo Davis - Out for season, knee

NEXT GAME - November 18 at Virginia

Christopher Stock can be reached at stock@canestime.com


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