Coach Al Golden met with the media on Tuesday to discuss a wide variety of topics involving the Hurricanes' upcoming match-up against the Duke Blue Devils, their recent self-imposed bowl ban and the future of this young team.
The game notes are out for the Duke game, and as per usual, they are chock full of pertinent info. Here's a breakdown of the Canes' history against the Blue Devils:
DUKE SERIES HISTORY
Saturday will be the 10th series meeting between the schools - and eighth as ACC rivals - with Miami owning a commanding 8-1 series advantage.
Since suffering a 20-7 loss in the first meeting in 1976, the Miami Hurricanes have won eight straight meetings, including all four previous trips to Durham.
In last season's meeting, RB Lamar Miller ran for two touchdowns and became Miami’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2002, while QB Jacory Harris threw three first-half touchdowns as the Hurricanes scored on each of their first five possessions to roll past Duke 49-14 on Homecoming.
Miami's last trip to Durham resulted in a 28-13 victory in 2010. In that game, the Hurricanes forced seven Blue Devils turnovers and Harris threw for one TD and ran for another. S Vaughn Telemaque picked off two Duke passes and DT Micanor Regis returned an interception 22 yards for a score; the Hurricanes intercepted five passes and forced two fumbles.
Each of Miami's last five wins over Duke has been decided by double digits, including last season's 35-point margin. In 2005, the ninth-ranked Canes upended the Blue Devils by 45 points - the first meeting as ACC foes.
The rest of the info, including a section dedicated to Duke Johnson, can be found HERE
Stats don't tell the whole story, but they are usually a pretty damn good indicator of what should happen in a game. This week, we take a look at the Canes and Blue Devils, and how they compare using StatMilk.
Here's how the team match up on offense:
Plays Per TD
Yards Per Play
Yards Per Rush
Yards Per Pass
As you can see, they are fairly close. This should be a tough match up, as weird as that is to say. Here are the pertinent links to the rest of the stats: