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Game Thread: Miami Football Takes on FAU

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Tonight, Miami travels to Boca to take on FAU in hopes of improving their season record to 2-0.

UM is a 16.5 favorite in most spreads.

The game starts at 8 PM EST and can be seen on Fox Sports One.

Game Notes Courtesy UM

FIVE THINGS

1. Miami began its 90th season with a 45-0 victory over Bethune-Cookman at home.

2. The Hurricanes have tallied eight shutouts since the start of the 2000 season.

3. Miami had 26 players make the collegiate debuts last Saturday against Bethune-Cookman.

4. The Hurricanes held Bethune-Cookman to less than 100 yards of total offense last week.

5. Miami holds a 111-70-6 all-time record against teams from the state of Florida.

SUNSHINE STATE DOMINANCE

-In the 90 seasons of Miami football, the Hurricanes have made a habit of winning against their in-state rivals. Miami holds a 111-70-6 all-time record against teams from the state of Florida.

-Miami will face two more opponents from the state of Florida this year in FAU and Florida State. Last week the Hurricanes defeated their first 2015 opponent from the Sunshine State with a 45-0 victory over Bethune-Cookman.

-In addition, Miami holds a winning record against every FBS school in the state of Florida.

YIPPEE KAAYA

-Sophomore quarterback Brad Kaaya picked up where he left off in 2014 as he went 16-for-27 for 173 yards and two touchdowns against Bethune-Cookman.

-Kaaya has a touchdown pass in 14 consecutive games. The only Miami quarterback in the last 20 years with longer such streaks is Ken Dorsey, who had streaks of 23 and 17 games in his illustrious Hurricane career with a scoring toss. (Jacory Harris also had a 14-game streak.)

-In 2014, Kaaya was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive and ACC Overall Rookie of the Year after a stellar first campaign with the Hurricanes.

-Kaaya ranked second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in passing yards (3,198), and led the ACC in passing touchdowns (26), passing efficiency (145.9) and passing yards per completion (14.5).

-Kaaya finished the year by throwing for 13 touchdowns and just three interceptions in the final seven weeks of the season.

- 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; he was the only true freshman quarterback in the country to accomplish this feat.

-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; he was the only true freshman quarterback in the country to accomplish this feat.

-Kaaya threw for more than 200 yards in nine of the Canes’ 13 games in 2014.

-Kaaya threw for a Miami freshman-record 359 yards at Nebraska (9/20/2014).

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