Canes 45, Florida A&M 0

The University of Miami opened its season on Thursday night with a big win over Florida A&M.

Jacory Harris threw two early touchdown passes to Leonard Hankerson and the Canes never slowed down after that. Harris finished the game 12-of-15 for 210 yards and three touchdowns. Hankerson caught six passes for 115 yards and two scores.

backups A.J. Highsmith and Spencer Whipple played the second half for the Canes, rotating every other series. Highsmith threw an interception in his short time, while Whipple led the team to a touchdown on one of his drives.

Freshman running back Lamar Miller led the charge at running back, going for 65 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown. Damien Berry finished with 45 yards and Mike James with 36.

Hankerson was one of 10 Hurricanes who caught passes on the evening, including freshman tackle Cory White, who hauled in a batted pass at the end of the game.

Miami's defense struggled with its tackling early in the game but they ended up holding the Rattlers to 110 total yards and obviously recorded the shutout.

The star of the night on defense was sophomore defensive end Olivier Vernon, who finished the game with 3.5 sacks. He was in FAMU's backfield all night.

Ramon Buchanan led all the linebackers with six tackles. He shared time on the outside with senior Kylan Robinson.

Ray Ray Armstrong had a big play in the secondary, returning an interception for a touchdown in the second quarter.

The Hurricanes finished the game with just 45 penalty yards, didn't turn the ball over, and didn't punt one time. It was a strong opening game performance.

The team will watch this film Friday, followed by an off day Saturday. Ohio State preparation will begin on Sunday.


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