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Miami Hurricanes Football: 3 Stars from the Toledo Rockets game

Not everyone can be a shining star, but here are three that shined bright this afternoon

Toledo v Miami Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

While it’s the fourth week of the college football season, today was just game number two game for the Miami Hurricanes. Miami handled business on homefield, was there any doubt? So without any further ado, we give you the top 3 ’Canes performers from today’s battle with Toledo.

#3: Braxton Berrios

Trust in Berrios. Braxton Berrios was the big-play receiver for the Hurricanes today. The senior hauled in 5 receptions for 105 receiving yards, highlighted by a 55-yard reception and a 19-yard reception in the fourth quarter.

#2: Malik Rosier

It was a quiet first half for Rosier. At halftime there was plenty of chatter about someone else lining up under center. However, ‘Second Half’ Malik Rosier remains undefeated! He finished the game throwing for 27-36 with most of his 333 passing yards coming after halftime. Rosier was robbed of a TD run in the third quarter, yet would trot into the endzone to help ice the game in the fourth quarter. Rosier found his groove in the passing game, spreading the love to nine different receivers. Despite throwing a late game interception, Rosier stepped up in the second half.

#1: Mark Walton

Surprise, surprise, RB Mark Walton is the first star of the game for the Miami Hurricanes. Walton was the workhorse of offense in the early portion of the game. It’s no coincidence that Miami struggled when Walton went down with an ankle injury, sitting out the rest of the first half. After testing his ankle on the sideline, Walton would return late in the third quarter, continuing to gash Toledo’s defense on outside runs. Walton finished the game with 203 rushing yards on just 11 carries. Don’t scare us like that again Mark!

Honorable Mentions

TE Christopher Herndon IV had a bounce back game against the Rockets after catching just one pass for 10 yards. Herndon IV caught eight passes for 65 yards and a touchdown, proving to be Rosier’s most reliable passing option of the game. DE Joe Jackson did not get a sack today, but was running all over the field to chase down the ball carrier for a team-high 7 tackles. Trusty Trent Harris came through with two sacks on the day. Chad Thomas and RJ McIntosh each had a sack.