Miami Hurricane Football: Can Air Force beat Miami Hurricane?
A year after the Miami Hurricanes defeated the Florida Gators, Miami’s newest football franchise is looking to rebound after an 8-6 season that saw them drop the game to the defending national champions.
Miami coach Randy Edsall was fired after the team lost to the Florida Panthers in the first round of the ACC tournament, and it’s been a rocky start for the new franchise.
On Saturday, the Miami Heat played their first game since winning the ACC title.
The Hurricanes are ranked in the top 10 in the AP poll, but are in fourth place in the BCS standings.
The Miami Dolphins are expected to play in their first ACC bowl game since 2008.
Here are some of the highlights from Saturday’s game, according to the Miami Herald: 1.
Air Force RBs QB Mike Mosley ran for 139 yards and a touchdown, and the Bears scored two touchdowns to move past Florida.
The Bears held the Hurricanes to one field goal in the final minute, and Mosley led the offense with 798 yards rushing.
Miami LBs Jordan Poyer and Jourdan Lewis each scored two touchdown passes and the Dolphins outscored Florida 41-21 in the second half to win the game 29-28.
Miami QB Tyler Murphy ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns, and his team defeated the Gators 24-17 in overtime.
Miami’s defense held Florida to just 41 total yards of offense in the fourth quarter, but Florida scored two scores in the overtime period to win 26-17.
Miami CB Deiondre Smith recorded two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown in his return from a broken leg, giving the Dolphins one of the most dominant defenses in college football.
Miami DT Will Davis rushed for 88 yards and one touchdown, while defensive end Justin Cox had a sack and forced fumble in the Hurricanes’ loss.
Miami receiver Rashad Higgins caught two passes for 54 yards and his teammates scored two points.
Miami WRs Chris Godwin and Ryan Williams combined for 67 yards on 12 receptions, while CBs Michael Bennett and A’Shawn Robinson each had two interceptions.
Miami running back Deon Bush rushed for 122 yards and caught a pass for 32 yards, while LB Chris Young added 82 yards on 11 carries.
Miami cornerback D.J. Williams intercepted a pass by QB Brad Kaaya.
Miami safety Jordan Tripp caught two pass for 17 yards.
Miami linebacker Mike Vrabel and Miami cornerback Aaron Ross each returned a punt for a score.
Miami tight end Tyler Miller caught two balls for 20 yards and Miami’s leading rusher, D’Anthony Thomas, caught a touchdown pass for the second time in his career.
Miami RB Jordan Scarlett recorded three catches for 51 yards and added a kickoff return for a first down.
Miami quarterback Josh Rosen completed 22 of 37 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns.
Miami wide receiver Christian Hackenberg caught six passes for 113 yards and scored a touchdown.
Miami defensive tackle Deion Jones had four tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a forced punt return for an interception.
Miami punter Nick Martin completed 18 of 34 passes for 282 yards and five touchdowns.
Miami offensive tackle Zach Line had a pair of sacks, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt return.
Miami tailback Chris Jones had five catches for 109 yards and an interception return for touchdown.
Miami DB Rashad Greene had two tackles and a pass breakup for a safety.
Miami guard Tyreek Hill had two sacks, three tackles and one pass breakup.
Miami backup quarterback Connor Shaw had three tackles, two passes defensed and two pass deflections for a fumble.
Miami kicker Sam Carlson, who was forced out of the game after suffering a torn ACL in the Miami opener, was replaced by Florida State kicker Mike Gesicki.
He had four field goals and two extra points.
Miami starting cornerback A.
J, who has missed two games due to a shoulder injury, was activated to the active roster.
Miami left tackle Jordan Phillips is in the midst of his third season in the NFL.
Miami receivers Deon Cain and Tyler Smith combined for a career-high seven catches for 106 yards and no touchdowns.
Miami tackle Austin Pinnamanen recorded two sacks.
Miami G D.W. Webb rushed for 42 yards and had two carries for 14 yards.
Miami DE Joe Williams recorded three tackles for loss.
Miami FB Josh Sweat had a tackle for loss and a sack.
Miami OT Jordan Johnson recorded one tackle and one sack.
Miami DL Brandon Browner, who missed last season with a knee injury, returned to action on Saturday.
Miami ILB Tashaun Gipson recorded a tackle and a tackle