The Canes released their injury report for the upcoming game against Virginia. The majority of it was no surprise, but it did hold one extremely unfortunate bit of news. Freshman WR Robert Lockhart, who only saw action in 2 games totaling about 10 snaps, is listed as being done for the year. Lockhart had been working extremely hard to earn his playing time, and this injury (whatever it is) is a heart breaker.This all but locks Herb Waters into that "which freshman will play" roll.
Outside of that, everything else was expected. Safety Deon Bush is officially out for the game, and linebacker/man beast Denzel Perryman is listed as doubtful. At this point, don't expect Perryman to start the game, and as far as playing time, it will likely be as needed. Of course, if he wakes up on game day and is ready to go, they'll play him no question.
Chris Yandle posted the ABC coverage map for this Saturday's game, and the news isn't all that great. only 23% of the country will be able to see the game on TV, while the majority will have to watch on ESPN3 or their WatchESPN apps.
We will still have our normal game thread, so be sure to stop in for updates!
ABC Coverage Map for Saturday's Miami/Virginia game. 23% of the country will see game. Everywhere else on ESPN3 twitter.com/ChrisYandle/st…
TikiUVA over at Streaking The Lawn has put together a comprehensive, and very good, preview of our Canes ahead of their game. It's definitely worth the read.
The Canes are 5-4 overall, but 4-2 in the ACC and currently lead the Coastal division. They are coached by former Virginia assistant Al Golden. Miami is coming off a Thursday night blowout win over the Hokies. That means they've gotten an extra couple of days rest before coming to Charlottesville.
The Hoos are 4-4 against the Canes since Miami joined the ACC. That includes 2-2 at home. The Hoos have won the past 2 contests, including a 28-21 win last year over the Canes on a Thursday night.
Not having Bush back there is a fairly large hit. I had said on Twitter that Vaughn Telemaque would start, but he is apparently a bit banged up as well. Right now I would lean towards Kacy Rogers to start in his place.
The news on Perryman was less harsh, but still not promising:
#Canes LB Perryman leaning more toward "doubtful" status than probable, Golden just said.
As we showed you last week, the site by the name of StatMilk is pretty freaking awesome. If there are numbers that you have a question about in regards to any team, they have them. This week, not only do we bring you the stat breakdown for the match up between the Hoos and the Canes, but also a lil sum-sum on the side, knowwhatimean? Links to the full stat profiles of each team individually.
Sims and Rocco are the 2 Headed Monster at QB for Virginia. Each has thrown over 1,000 yards for a total of 2,400 yards passing. Neither one of them are threats to run the ball. Rocco only has 72 yards on 20 attempts, and Sims only has 10 yards on 29 attempts.
Rocco was the starter last year and he was efficient enough to beat us, going 11/20 for 226 yards and a couple of TD's. This year he's completing passes at a rate of 58.2%. He's got 8 TD's and 8 picks, 3 of those picks came in the Maryland game alone.
Sims is a Virginia native who transferred from Alabama because he couldn't beat out A.J. McCarron for the job. Sims isn't much better of a passer, completing 55.8% of his passes. Like Rocco, he's thrown 8 TD's this year as well, but only 4 picks.