The Miami Hurricanes held their first closed preseason scrimmage of the fall Sunday, a scripted 90-minute exhibition with referees and artificial crowd noise in mid-90 degree heat.
According to UM's sports information staff, Stephen Morris threw two TDs, a one-yarder to fullback Maurice Hagens and a 30-yarder in which receiver Phillip Dorsett made an over-the-shoulder catch to end the scrimmage. Redshirt freshman running back Danny Dillard posted a 3-yard TD and senior RB Eduardo Clements later found pay dirt from six yards out – all after initial contact to barrel into the end zone.
Defensively, the Hurricanes registered three sacks, four tackles for loss, three pass deflections and three pass break-ups.
Sophomore kicker Matt Goudis was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goal attempts, knocking home all three kicks from between 45-47 yards out.
Several players were held out of action. Junior DL David Perry, sophomore DB Deon Bush and sophomore RB Brandon Yosha were in red (non-contact) jerseys, while six other Canes were not in pads – junior DE Ufomba Kamalu, senior DT Justin Renfrow, senior DE David Gilbert, junior DE Anthony Naser, freshman OL Hunter Knighton and freshman DE Naim Mustafaa.
The scrimmage opened with goal line and short yardage situations as the offense showcased a number of different looks. The next set of plays flipped the field, with the ball being spotted inside the five-yard line.
The Hurricanes are off Monday and will return to practice Tuesday morning with their second two-a-days practice of camp.