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Miami Hurricanes Football News and Notes 9/2: It’s Florida State Week!

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The Miami Hurricanes are right where they should be after 4 games.

Now it gets real.

In the next two weeks, UM faces potentially season defining contests, first hosting their rivals from Tallahassee then getting a visit from ACC Coastal contender North Carolina.

ICYMI, this week’s contest is going to be a prime time battle on National TV on ABC.

Get your popcorn ready!

Speaking of UNC and FSU, they played a classic contest with an unbelievable ending. The highlights are worth a look if you missed it.

You can bet Mark Richt and company will be watching the film of this one closely in preparation for the next 2 weeks.

FSU’s defense looks pretty vulnerable, but you have to give the Noles credit for fighting back to make yesterday’s game so competitive after the Heels got off to a red hot start.

Speaking of Richt, here’s what he had to say following yesterday’s win in Miami’s ACC Opener.

Cool stats of the day:

  • The ‘Canes have allowed 0 points in both the first and fourth quarters through 4 games. In the opening 15 minutes, UM is outscoring the opposition 42-0, and over the final 15 21-0. Coaching matters.
  • Rayshawn Jenkins, Jamal Carter, Michael Pinckney, and Shaq Quarterman are all tied for the team lead with 20 tackles.
  • Demetrius Jackson and Chad Thomas both lead the way with 5 TFL’s.
  • Freshman Joe Jackson is on top of the sacks list with 3. Thomas and Pinckney each have 2.5.
  • Stacy Coley leads the Hurricanes with 15 receptions. Mark Walton has 452 yards rushing, and Brad Kaaya is completing 66.3% of his passes.

Not too shabby

In other news:

Our very own Ironmanfootball breaks down some of the things the Hurricanes could have done better yesterday, and need to improve upon in the link below.

How good has Richt been against the Yellow Jackets?

That Corn Elder guy?! Pretty good.

The ‘Canes will be hosting a wounded animal next week at Hard Rock. Tomahawk Nation tells us that Jimbo Fisher is putting the team’s 3-2 start on the shoulders of himself and his staff.

Moving on......

How’s this for a stat?

And a great read on one of UM’s very talented young players on D:

Last but not least, one last look at yesterday’s highlights including the two defensive scores:

That’s it for now Hurricanes fans. Keep it classy and stay right here on SOTU for all of your Miami news and notes leading up to FSU.