· DATE: Thursday, November 23 TIME: 7:30 p.m. TV: ESPN
· Miami is coming off a 17-7 loss to Virginia and has lost four straight.
· Boston College is coming off a 38-16 victory over Maryland.
· Miami leads the all-time series 22-3 and has won 14 straigt in the series including a 33-14 win in 2003.
QB #7 Kirby Freeman LT #76 Chris Rutledge 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 #79 Chris Barney TE #82 Greg OlsenOther Key Players: QB Matt Perrelli, RB Tyrone Moss, WR Sam Shields, WR Khalil Jones, OL Reggie Youngblood, OL Matt Pipho
Keep your eye on: Barney, who is making his first start.
LE #98 Baraka Atkins CB #4 Glenn Sharpe LT #54 Teraz McCray CB #6 Randy Phillips RT #99 Kareem Brown FS #19 Brandon Meriweather RE #81 Calais Campbell SS #35 Lovon Ponder WLB #2 Jon Beason MLB #50 Darryl Sharpton SLB #52 Tavares GoodenOther Key Players: DE Eric Moncur, DT Antonio Dixon, LB Demetri Stewart, CB Bruce Johnson, S Willie Cooper
Keep your eye on: Meriweather, a senior looking for a standout game.
HURRICANES (19.7 ppg, 15.2 pag) QB Kirby Freeman 419 yards 56% 4 TD 4 INT RB Javarris James 722 yards 5.2 avg 3 TD WR Lance Leggett 36 receptions 574 yards 3 TD TE Greg Olsen 34 receptions 388 yards 1 TD FS Brandon Meriweather 52 tackles, 1 INT DE Calais Campbell 42 tackles, 9 sacks KR Bruce Johnson 21.6 KR, 8.6 PR, 0 TD K Jon Peattie 11-17 FG, long 55, 24-24 XP EAGLES (27.2 ppg, 14.8 pag) QB Matt Ryan 2531 yards 62% 14 TD 7 INT RB L.V. Whitworth 770 yards 4.7 avg 4 TD WR Kevin Challenger 43 receptions 488 yards 5 TD WR Tony Gonzalez 36 receptions 422 yards 5 TD LB Jolonn Dunbar 78 tackles, 1 sack FS Jamie Silva 44 tackles, 4 INT K Steve Aponavicius 7-11 FG, long 44, 21-21 XP
When Miami has the ball…
QB #7 Kirby Freeman vs. Boston College Defense
Freeman will get the freedom to excel in the offense today showcasing his skills. He is 0-2 as the team's starter and needs a win if he plans on starting opening day in 2007. The BC defense has only allowed one team to score at least 20 points in the last eight games.
When Boston College has the ball…
WR #84 Kevin Challenger vs. CB #4 Glenn Sharpe
Challenger (5-9/175) is BC's leading receiver as a junior. He scored two touchdowns against Virginia Tech earlier this year. Sharpe has been prone to giving up the long ball and can't afford to allow Challenger to get behind him if UM plans on winning today.
· LB Tavares Gooden - Probable, concussion
· OL Reggie Youngblood - Probable, knee
· LB Colin McCarthy - Out, hamstring
· OL Alex Pou - Out, knee
· QB Kyle Wright - Out, thumb
· OL Jason Fox - Out, elbow
· LB Spencer Adkins - Out, leg bruise
· LB Glenn Cook - Out, concussion
· WR Darnell Jenkins - Out for season, knee
· FS Kenny Phillips - Out for season, hand
· LB Romeo Davis - Out for season, knee
NEXT GAME - End of regular season
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