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Game Thread: Senior Day for Miami Hurricanes Football Vs Georgia Tech

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Miami takes on the dreaded triple option and Georgia Tech on Senior day today at 12:30 EST.

While the ACC Coastal is now a foregone conclusion, UM is still playing for pride and a better bowl.

Game Notes (Courtesy UM) -

CANES FACE OFF AGAINST JACKETS IN HOME FINALE

Miami (6-4, 3-3 ACC) returns to Sun Life Stadium for its home finale on Nov. 21 against Georgia Tech (3-7, 1-6 ACC). Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. on the ACC Network.

Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 11-9, but the Hurricanes have a 4-2 record in games played in Miami and have never lost to the Yellow Jackets at Sun Life Stadium (3-0).

The Hurricanes have won five of the last six matchups against the Yellow Jackets dating back to 2009, including five straight from 2009-2013. Miami lost the 2014 matchup 28-17 in Atlanta.

Miami is 4-1 at Sun Life Stadium in 2015 and 16-4 in its last 20 home games dating to 2012.

CANES BID FAREWELL TO

Prior to its matchup with Georgia Tech, Miami will honor 18 student-athletes on Senior Day.

Miami will recognize - Collin Alford, Deon Bush, Quincy Casimir, Dallas Crawford, Jared Goldenberg, Jelani Hamilton, Calvin Heurtelou, Tracy Howard, D’Mauri Jones, Ufomba Kamalu, Raphael Kirby, Tyriq McCord, Earl Moore, Jake O’Donnell, Joseph Rogers, Rashawn Scott, Herb Waters, Hunter Wells.

WHAT A WIN WOULD DO

Move Miami to 5-1 at home on the year. The Hurricanes have posted seven seasons with just one-or-fewer losses at home since 2000.

Move the Hurricanes to 10-11 all-time against Georgia Tech and 5-2 at home versus the Yellow Jackets. Miami has not lost to Georgia Tech at home since 2007.

Give Miami a 24-9 record at Sun Life Stadium since 2011.

Improve Miami’s mark to 4-1 in the Coastal Division.

YIPPEE KAAYA

After passing for 326 yards last time out vs. UNC, QB Brad Kaaya moved into sole possession of 10th place all-time at UM in both career passing yards (5,656) & career passing touchdowns (39).

Kaaya remains near the top of the ACC in a number of individual categories, including passing yards (2,458, second), passing yards per game (273.1, first) and total offense (2,376 yards, fourth).

Kaaya has thrown just six interceptions in his last 500 attempts. He has thrown for more than 200 yards in 16 of his 22 career games at Miami and has six career 300-yard performances.

Kaaya’s career home numbers (12 games) stand out: 3,005 passing yards, 26 TDs & just 7 INTs.

Kaaya’s missed start at Duke on Oct. 31 snapped a streak of 20 straight starts dating to 2014.

Kaaya set personal bests in completions (29), attempts (49) and pass yards (405) at Florida State (Oct. 10), tossing three touchdowns with no interceptions. His passer efficiency rating was 148.8.

Kaaya’s 405 yards were the most by a Miami quarterback vs. Florida State in the modern era of Miami football (since 1980), and represent just the 11th 400-yard game in that same timespan.

The California native was one of only 15 quarterbacks in the country to throw for more than 3,000 yards, 26-or-more touchdowns and 12-or-fewer interceptions in 2014; he was the only true freshman quarterback in the country to accomplish this feat.

As a freshman in 2014, Kaaya was named the ACC Offensive and ACC Overall Rookie of the Year after a stellar first campaign with the Hurricanes.

Kaaya ranked second in the ACC in passing yards (3,198), and led the ACC in passing touchdowns (26), passing efficiency (145.9) and passing yards per completion (14.5) during his freshman year.

ELITE COMPANY

Sophomore signal-caller Brad Kaaya is one of just five quarterbacks nationally that have thrown for 2,400 yards-or-more passing, 10-or-more touchdowns and four-or-fewer interceptions.

Dak Presscott (Mississippi State), Paxton Lynch (Memphis), Matt Johnson (Bowling Green), Connor Cook (Michigan State) join Kaaya as the only other quarterbacks that have accomplished this feat.

RETURN TO FORM

Miami WR Stacy Coley had a dominant freshman season, earning 2013 Freshman All-America recognition and All-ACC honors after leading the team with 1,461 all-purpose yards.

After a disappointing 2014, Coley has had a return to form this season. Despite missing two games with a hamstring injury, Coley ranks second on the team in catches (38) and receiving TDs (3).

Coley, who posted his second career 100-yard receiving game in a home start vs. UVA, ranks first in the ACC with an average of 88.8 yards per conference game. He has 544 total receiving yards.

Coley has caught at least five passes in five of the last six games, and has 533 yards over that span. The junior recorded a TD in back-to-back games for the first time since November 2013 when he hauled in scores against both Duke (Oct. 31) and Virginia (Nov. 7).

STORMING THE SWARM

Since arriving at Georgia Tech in 2008, Yellow Jacket head coach Paul Johnson has directed one of college football’s most prolific offensive units, but against Miami Johnson has struggled, posting just a 2-5 record against the Hurricanes and 1-3 mark against Miami’s current coaching staff.

Miami has held Georgia Tech under its season total yards average in five of the past seven matchups.

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