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Gameday blog: Miami at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA -- The Miami Hurricanes (2-1, 1-0) are taking on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-1, 1-1 ACC) today at 3 p.m. The game can be seen on a variety of networks. Locally, it's on SunSports.

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STORYLINES
> The Canes are coming off a 38-10 win at home over Bethune-Cookman and have won three in a row in the series against Georgia Tech by at least 16 points in each game. But UM heads into this game 14-point underdogs because a lot of the guys who have shutdown the Yellow Jackets on defense are no longer around. UM has just 5 starters back on defense from last year's team that beat Georgia Tech 24-7 at Sun Life Stadium.
> The Yellow Jackets are coming off back to back wins over Presbyterian and Virginia in which they've scored more than 50 points. The Ramblin' Wreck are averaging 374 yards per game on the ground and have a much bigger and aggressive offensive line than in year's past. They also rank in the Top 25 in all major defensive categories and run a unique 3-4 defense UM doesn't face often. Georgia Tech's only loss was a 20-17 defeat in overtime at Virginia Tech.

INJURIES/SUSPENSIONS: The Hurricanes come into the game without starting middle linebacker Denzel Perryman (ankle). Safety Vaughn Telemaque (knee) and receiver Allen Hurns (concussion) are back for UM this week.

CANES TO WATCH
> Seantrel Henderson may get his first start of the season today at tackle. Junior Jimmy Gaines and sophomore Gionni Paul will try to fill in for Perryman at middle linebacker.

QUICK NOTES
> Georgia Tech has not allowed a point in the second or third quarters this season. The Yellow Jackets are outscoring opponents 52-0 in those two quarters.
> Tech opponents have scored a combined 43 points this season, with 15 of those points coming on the game’s last play from scrimmage or in overtime.
> Three of the ACC’s top 10 rushers are Yellow Jackets: Tevin Washington (t-2nd), Zach Laskey (6th) and Orwin Smith (10th).
> Tech will be facing one of the ACC’s top offensive threats Saturday in Miami’s Duke Johnson, who leads the ACC in scoring, touchdowns and all-purpose yards, and is tied for second in rushing.

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If you don't get the TD on 3rd down, do you kick the FG?

Unreal...a timeout?

Morris the moron. Had to take a timeout after a timeout by GT

Unbeleivable how do you call a timeout there. They need a TD here.

Johnny, if you are losing in the recruiting battle because 5 star players are not coming to your school. It would be folish not to consider the long term financial considerations of being irrevelant. Golden was not the best hire, and to add insult to injury he was awarded a contract extension based on what? he had a losing season.

Morris!!!!! Come on man!

Stephen Morris has no touch at all on a pass.

What a throw by Morris. Shaq may have been able to touch it. Now a missed fg. Well done Golden

This team is jinxed. He missed a 22 yard field goal.

I would have gone for it on 4th down. I would have ran the ball 4 str8 times

HA! This is too rich! UCG is a certified joke. Win or lose. They don't deserve to be down by just 7.

I cannot talk enough about how Morris is horrid in the red zone. Just pure awful. Id rather see him tuck and run. Just dreadful.

U cannot miss that kick either. 22 yards.

Explain to me why he is so afraid to hit receivers once inside the 20 yard line

Drives like this prove that we are still growing and no where near being ready to compete with the Big Dogs! We must get better.

Hell they would have been better off running the ball twice than letting Morris throw a pass that requires touch. I said it before and I'll say it again Williams is the better choice at QB. I'll give up the mobility for a guy that can be accurate.

Al didn't miss the FG.
It was the right call to go for the FG withy nearly 6 minutes left.

That timeout taken away from us on the unbelievable non call on the 12 men on the field might be a killer.
UM has to ask the conference for a ruling, and these officials need to be docked a games pay and suspension.

They cannot get more than 2 first downs or this game is over.

Come on, YJs. Send em back to Coral Gables with another L.

Inimounts. If you still root for or believe in that idiot morris, then you are dumber then I thought.

Agree, they should have turned Duke loose, the same way other teams turn loose their stud RB's.
Fisch is PRO OC (Seattle) and that's a QB dependent league.
Too much pressure on Morris to carry the team, especially with a weapon like Duke.
At least he didn't call that horrible Morris roll-out left play.

Talent on defense to let a runner run 3 yards for a 1st down on 3rd and 6.

First down...Yellow Jackets!

DarinD do you read what people say on these blogs about the players? Do you see the crowd at home games? 5 star recruits don't come to Miami because of the lack of support. Would you rather go to Oregon with thousands of fans every home game an a supportive fan base or come to Miami. So people can spend there afternoon trolling about how you suck and should be fired. An a crowd of 300 people. That's why they don't recruit 5 star players. Not because Golden. An hiring a new coach every year will not help that.

One more first down and we lose.

again, questionable spot.

after hit that was.

Too much credit to Duke Johnson. He isn't proven but Tropical Storms fans are so desperate for a savior, they will slap that title on anyone.

johnny what ever else your name is. You are dumb. Alabama went through a lot of coaches quickly to get to Saban. Real Coaches win and Fake ones do not. Golden is a FAKE one.

WTF...did i miss something,,,when miami failed to score that touchdown down by 7, they were on the 7 yard line,,went to commercial, came back from commercial, and georgia tech was on the 26 yard line...what happen?

I can't beleive that he did not call a timeout. They lost a ton of time.

I hate that Morris is our qb on this drive. If we won this game we would be alone atop our division.

Here we go folks... Somebody call it...

@al Teams get spotted where the actual field goal attempt was made.

Jimmy Johnson would have this program turned around in 1 to 2 years. That is a real coach. Golden will NEVER win anything meaningful being the coach at Miami. 1 he cant coach. 2. The team does not hit the weightroom.

Just said the head official (ref) is from ATLANTA!!!
Why am I not surprised.
Did he graduate GA Tech as well?
Bet half these guys are haters.
We gotta get Duke in the open field!

actually I am south Fla HS product, so I am fully aware of how leaving the orange bowl took away access for those fans and students that bleed orange and green. Born and raised n south fla my friend! Golden is part of the recruitment problem, kids now days can not be sold by on losing, and that is the downwatrd spiral of the canes. Johhny are you saying that if we spend the money and bring in a big name like Saban, kids will not come? You don't always have to play the hand your are dealt, you can ask for another card my friend

Golden will never get this program to a bowl game. He has his chance last year, but they withdrew. No way this team wins 6 games. I doubt 4 games.

Like I said earlier I don't insult people on the Internet I'm not a troll. But ok if you want to spend the next couple of yrs pounding your keyboard about every coach Miami hires and want them fired the next year then have fun. I'm dumb but I know realisticly that will never happen. Miami isn't going to hire and fire a coach ever year. So have fun demanding ever coach gets fired every year. But your wasting your time cause it not going to happen. I know that, but I'm dumb lol

We have a chance. Can Morris come through?

Johnny we dont fire a coach every year. But within 2 years you know when you have a real coach. I have seen enough. Golden is garbage. Alabama went through a lot of coaches again and now have a winner. A great coach means everything.

Come on, Ga Tech.

If we would have made that 22 yard field goal, we would be going for the win.

Finally, a call that goes our way.

Keeping a ok coach will keep a good program down. Shula's son did a decent job at Alabama and some good recruiting. But it they KNEW it was NOT GOOD ENOUGH and they fired him and hired SABAN. 2 Titles in 3 years. HMM Tells me something about ok coaches versus great coaches.

Also I dont kickers

That stutter step! Phew!

How big is the missed fg at 22 yards!

Now they have time! This isn't over. C'mon d. C'mon special teams!

wow he made it. Hmm, if he had only made the fg about 8 minutes ago. Of course not.

This one will come down to the D! We stop them in OT, we win.

Perfect special teams execution.

0-0 now, with us having the mo. Let's do this!

36 straight points. -2 turnover ratio. We may not deserve to win this, but it would be HUGE if we did. We'd be up a full game on everyone else in our division!

Overtime!
Where are the haters?
Win or lose, how can ANYONE criticize Al Golden?
Shannon's teams folded like a cheap umbrella any time the opponent got a 10 point lead.

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