UM players talk about the game

The Hurricanes defeated Wake Forest by the score of 16-10 this afternoon. Read on to see what some of the Miami players were saying after the game.

Robert Marve

On the long run set-up play…
"That's what I expect from our offense. When I throw the ball to Travis and three guys are on him I expect him to break every one, like he did. That's just how it goes. We talk about scoring every play and if I have to make a pass to help a guy score or if they give me a wide open hole, I'm going to take either one."

On running the ball and being chased…
"I feel like there are just a lot of fast guys around me. I just try to keep going forward and try to make a play. I was happy I was able to show my running ability a little bit this game."

On Wake Forest's secondary…
"They changed up on us a little bit. Number 2 and 59 are the best players I've seen on defense that they have, they are incredible. Fast guys who can hit and they can definitely move well. They tried a lot of different things on us and I think Coach Nix did a good job changing it up a little bit."

On the cause of the last three straight wins…
"No excuses and we trust each other."

On the win today…
"The great feeling about today was that we were in a big dog fight and we came out on time. That's the greatest feeling I think we've had. If you see in our locker room, we have a lot of joy for each other. It's not just another win for us, it's a dog fight that we came out on top."

Sam Shields

On the referee's call…
"It was a call that the referee made. Nothing I couldn't stop. I went down there, I didn't touch him, but the referee made a call and there's nothing we could do.

On returning the second half kickoff...
"It was very important to get in that field position. We worked on it all week, every week. We called it and I made a great play.

On coming back from an injury…
"It's been good, I've been patiently waiting. When my turn was called I went out there and made a big play."

On preparing for the next game…
"It's a very big week, it's another ACC game. We just need to go out there with another fight and play hard."

Matt Bosher

On getting the job done…
"Each game, each kick is one in its own. I just have to go out there and do what I have to do. If the hold and snap are good, which I know they will be, I just need to go out there and do my job."

Travis Benjamin

On stepping in and starting from scratch…
"I know when I came in, my goal wasn't to get playing time. I didn't think I would get this much playing time with all the receivers coming in. I've been playing my role and working hard, and now I've been getting the playing time."

On favoring the long catch over punt returns, etc…
"I think it's the long catch. When I beat somebody I have the momentum over the person. So next time when I line up, he's going to bail out because he doesn't want me to beat him again."


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