Miami vs. Georgia Tech
Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.
October 22, 2011
The weather at kickoff was 78 degrees under partly cloudy skies with winds out of the southeast at nine miles per hour. Relative humidity was 55 percent.
Miami’s offensive starters today were:
WR Allen Hurns, LT Brandon Washington, LG Harland Gunn, C Tyler Horn, RG Brandon Linder, RT Jonathan Feliciano, WR Phillip Dorsett , WR Travis Benjamin, QB Jacory Harris, FB Maurice Hagens, HB Lamar Miller.
Starting for Miami on defense was:
DE Anthony Chickillo, DT Adewale Ojomo, DT Darius Smith, DE Marcus Robinson, SLB Jordan Futch, MLB Jimmy Gaines, WLB Sean Spence, CB Mike Williams, SS JoJo Nicolas, FS Vaughn Telemaque, CB Brandon McGee.
UM STARTS THE GAME WITH NICOLAS INT
On the Georgia Tech’s first offensive play of the game, JoJo Nicolas intercepted his second pass of the season. His other INT was against Ohio State on Sept. 17.
JAMES SCORES FIRST FOR UM
Junior running back Mike James scored UM’s first TD of the game, a two-yard scamper in the first quarter. This is the second time this season that James has had a TD in back-to-back games and the third time in his career.
MIAMI’S SECOND TD
After Mike James forced Georgia Tech to fumble a punt in the second quarter, JoJo Nicolas recovered the ball in the end zone to score the first defensive touchdown of his career.
STREETER MAKES BIG PLAYS
Junior WR Tommy Streeter has made his mark with nine big plays this season, including his 48-yard and 32-yard second-quarter receptions against Georgia Tech. This is his third game of the season with two or more big plays.
Streeter’s longest big play of the year was a 56-yard TD against Bethune-Cookman. See the chart below of Streeter’s big plays (25+ yards) of 2011.
Harris to Streeter, Bethune-Cookman, 56 yards
Harris to Streeter, Georgia Tech, 48 yards
Harris to Streeter, Georgia Tech, 32 yards
Harris to Streeter, Ohio State, 29 yards
Harris to Streeter, North Carolina, 28 yards
Harris to Streeter, Bethune-Cookman, 27 yards
Harris to Streeter, North Carolina, 27 yards
Harris to Streeter, Virginia Tech, 26 yards
Harris to Streeter, North Carolina, 25 yards
MILLER TIME CONTINUES
RB Lamar Miller scored his sixth touchdown of the season with a 14-yard rush in the second quarter. He has 58 first-half rushing yards, well on his way to his eighth-career 100-yard rushing game.
After sitting out the first six games of the 2011 season due to suspension, junior defensive end Olivier Vernon returned to the lineup to face Georgia Tech on Saturday.