Scrimmage 2: Recap

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Freshman running back Storm Johnson ran for 104 yards and a touchdown and sophomore safety Vaughn Telemaque intercepted two passes as the University of Miami football team completed its second scrimmage of the spring Thursday night at Lockhart Stadium. An estimated 3,000 fans were in attendance for the open practice.

Johnson carried 10 times and scored on a 6-yard touchdown run. Redshirt freshman running back Lamar Miller carried seven times for 63 yards and two touchdowns. He had a 44-yard TD run and 5-yard touchdown run in a goal-line situation to end the scrimmage. Telemaque and junior defensive end Andrew Smith led the defense. Telemaque's first interception came on the second offensive possession of the game. He added another one right before halftime.

Sophomore quarterback A.J. Highsmith completed 7-of-11 passes for 94 yards and one touchdown, but was intercepted three times. Junior Spencer Whipple went 7-for-9 for 75 yards. Sophomore Mike James had 12 carries for 18 yards and one touchdown.

The defense held the offense on the first two possessions. Telemaque intercepted his first pass on the second possession. Highsmith then led the offense on a drive that resulted in an 8-yard touchdown catch by Travis Benjamin.

Johnson ripped off his first big run on the offense's fifth possession. He rambled 52 yards for a first down to set up the offense in the red zone. A sack by Tyrone Cornelius ended that drive.

The defense stood strong on the next couple of possessions before halftime as walk-on Nathan Gholston had an interception, Micanor Regis had a tackle for a loss and Telemaque intercepted his second pass.

Whipple led the offense on its second scoring drive which was capped by Miller's 44-yard TD run right before halftime.

Johnson had a 29-yard run on the first possession on the second half. One possession later, Wieclaw connected on a 33-yard field goal. Miami's next touchdown came on a 13-yard touchdown run by A.J. Highsmith.

Miami then moved to red zone situations. After Whipple made a nice pass to Kendal Thompkins for a first down, Johnson ran six yards for a score. James and Miller each had touchdown runs to cap off the scoring as the offense started from the 3-yard line. James ran in from one yard out and Miller had the 5-yard run to end the scoring.

Aldarius Johnson led all receivers with three catches for 45 yards. He made a 26-yard grab on a pass from Highsmith which ended up leading to Highsmith's 13-yard run. Defensively, MicanorRegis, Cornelius, Adewale Ojomo and Allen Bailey each had one sack to add to Smith's three sacks.

Miami will take next week off for spring break. The Hurricanes will return to the practice field on Tuesday, March 23 at 3:30 p.m.


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