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  10/20/20 - Quincy RocherSr/2021, Miami (FL), 6-3, 245 (DS#3 OLB) + More +

  UM's defense, led by Temple graduate transfer Quincy Roche, held the Panthers to four field goals and a touchdown in five trips to the end zone. Roche , last year's American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, had seven tackles (four for losses) and strip sack (with Jaelan Phillips) fumble recovery. Roche had a huge tackle for loss after King's first interception that Pitt returned 34 yards to the UM 12. The TFL came on third-and-1 from the UM 3, which held Pitt to a field goal to make it 14-6 at halftime. "It was my best game as far as the run is concerned," Roche said. "But I still got to clean it up pass rushing. That's where I can improve coming out of this game." If the Canes maintain that attitude and leadership, they should be in a good place heading into Saturday's matchup with Virginia. - Miami Herald

(DS#3 OLB) rSr/2021 OLB Quincy RocheMiami (FL)
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  10/19/20 - Quincy RocherSr/2021, Miami (FL), 6-3, 245 (DS#3 OLB) + More +

  OCT 19 ACC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Quincy Roche, Miami, Sr., DE, Randallstown, Md.,...Turned in the best performance of his Miami career Saturday afternoon, delivering a dominant outing in the Hurricanes' 31-19 win over Pitt...Finished with 4.0 tackles for loss – a season high for a Miami player...Forced a fumble and wore the turnover chain for the first time this season on a strip-sack of Pitt QB Joey Yellen...The nation's active sacks leader, Roche finished with a season-high seven tackles in the win and helped the Hurricanes hold the Panthers to 22 rushing yards. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

(DS#3 OLB) rSr/2021 OLB Quincy RocheMiami (FL)
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  10/19/20 - Will MalloryJr/2022, Miami (FL), 6-5, 245 (DS#23 TE) + More +

  It hasn't been the easiest junior season for Will Mallory. Once again, he's stuck behind Brevin Jordan on the depth chart. His best play of the season - a 74-yard touchdown catch against the Louisville Cardinals in September - was wiped out because of a holding call. He got hurt in the Miami Hurricanes' blowout win against the Florida State Seminoles last month and entered Saturday with just three catches for 32 yards and a touchdown. He knew this would finally be his opportunity. Jordan was out because of an apparent right shoulder injury and Mallory became an important part of Miami's struggling passing attack. In one game, the tight end nearly topped all of his season marks to help the Hurricanes beat the Pittsburgh Panthers, 31-19. "When you've got a player like Brevin who's out for the week, someone's got to fill those big shoes because he's a heck of a player," Mallory said. "I haven't gotten as many passes or stuff this year, but I knew had to step up." Mallory finished with two catches for a team-high 51 yards and two touchdowns in his second start of the season at Hard Rock Stadium. - Miami Herald

(DS#23 TE) Jr/2022 TE Will MalloryMiami (FL)
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  10/19/20 - Lou HedleyrJr/2022, Miami (FL), 6-3, 220 (DS#8 P) + More +

  OCT 19 ACC SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK: Lou Hedley, Miami, Jr., P, Mandurah, Australia,...Helped Miami hold the upper hand in the battle for field position in Saturday's win over Pitt...Boomed a season-long 60-yard punt in the first quarter...Averaged 51.7 yards per punt, tying Matt Bosher (2007) for the best mark by any Miami punter in the last 20 years for a single-game average with a minimum of six punts...Pitt totaled just 16 punt return yards on the afternoon. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

(DS#8 P) rJr/2022 P Lou HedleyMiami (FL)
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  10/17/20 - DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  D'Eriq King threw four touchdown passes and No. 13 Miami beat Pittsburgh 31-19 on Saturday. Will Mallory caught two of King's scoring passes as the Hurricanes (4-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back from a 42-17 loss at top-ranked Clemson last week. The Panthers (3-3, 2-3) lost their third straight and were without senior quarterback Kenny Pickett, who suffered an ankle injury against Boston College last week. Pickett leads the nation with 1,389 passing yards but didn't travel with the team to South Florida. Redshirt freshman Joey Yellen replaced Pickett, completing 22 of 46 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown.

Alex Kessman kicked four field goals for the Panthers and became Pitt's all-time leader with 57. Kessman surpassed Chris Blewitt, who had 55 field goals from 2013-16. Pitt rallied from a 21-6 deficit with 10 unanswered points on Kessman's record-setting third field goal and Yellen's 1-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Moraga early in the third quarter. Marcus Williams' 38-yard interception return to the Miami 1 set up Moraga's score. But Miami regained its double-digit advantage on King's 45-yard touchdown pass to Mallory. - Miami/AP College Football


(DS#12 QB) rSr/2021 QB DEriq KingMiami (FL)
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  10/17/20 - DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Against Clemson, UM's D'Eriq King completed just 2 of 9 passes that were thrown at least 20 yards, with two interceptions. He's now 7 of 29 on those 20-plus-yard passes this season, and that must change significantly for NFL teams to have any interest in him as a quarterback. At this point, King might go undrafted, but it's unclear if he would consider returning for another season at UM - which is permitted because of the NCAA's COVID-19 rules. It's also unclear if he would consider switching positions as a pro, something broached by Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy. - Miami Herald

(DS#12 QB) rSr/2021 QB DEriq KingMiami (FL)
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  10/17/20 - Bubba BoldenrJr/2022, Miami (FL), 6-2, 200 (DS#2 SS) + More +

  Did you see the Hurricane with blood continually trickling down his face in the Clemson game? He's the one who was everywhere - blocking two field goals, forcing a fumble with his shoulder during a ferocious tackle of future first-round draft pick Trevor Lawrence and passionately, desperately screaming encouragement to his teammates to keep fighting. University of Miami safety Bubba Bolden resembled a prize fighter, his ring being the football field, his mantra being to "keep playing fast, keep playing hard, keep playing physical, run to the ball and tackle." "That's what we live by," Bolden, a 6-3, 200-pound redshirt junior, said immediately after No. 1 Clemson dominated then-No. 7 and now-No. 13 UM (3-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) Saturday night. "We're focused on Pitt. A lot of emotions. No one likes to lose especially not me. I'm not a loser."

The former USC Trojan and first-team Parade All-American, who transferred to UM last year, has certainly proven he's a winner in his first full season on the field for the Hurricanes. As UM prepares to face Pittsburgh (3-2, 2-2) at noon Saturday (ACC Network) at Hard Rock Stadium, Bolden vowed again Wednesday to take that same intensity against a Panthers team that lost its last two games by one point. "When you love a game so much, when you love something that you do and it's your job, you're going to give it your all," said Bolden, who leads UM with 27 tackles and has three forced fumbles, two blocked kicks, an interception, sack, three tackles for loss and a pass breakup in four games. "I've never been one to quit. I've never been one to back down from any fights. You just gotta have that mentality. I'm pretty sure our whole team has that, not only me." - Miami Herald


(DS#2 SS) rJr/2022 SS Bubba BoldenMiami (FL)
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  10/17/20 - Brevin JordanJr/2022, Miami (FL), 6-3, 245 (DS#3 TE) + More +

  The Miami Hurricanes, coming off their worst passing performance of the season, could be without their leading receiver Saturday when they host the Pittsburgh Panthers at Hard Rock Stadium. Brevin Jordan's status remains questionable Wednesday, Manny Diaz said, as No. 13 Miami prepares for Pittsburgh. "The only guy that'd be questionable is Brevin," the coach said. "I think everybody else has been practicing and has been good to go, so we'll see as the week goes on about Brevin, but everybody else has been out there running around, looking good." This means offensive lineman John Campbell Jr., who started at left tackle Saturday against the Clemson Tigers, should be good to go after exiting the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent right knee injury. Jordan's potential absence would be painful for the Hurricanes. The star tight end leads Miami (3-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) with 18 catches for 243 yards and three touchdown this season. He was the Hurricanes' leading receiver in their 42-17 loss to No. 1 Clemson before he exited with an apparent right shoulder injury in the third quarter. - Miami Herald

(DS#3 TE) Jr/2022 TE Brevin JordanMiami (FL)
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  10/15/20 - Amari CarterSr/2021, Miami (FL), 6-1, 200 (DS#17 SS) + More +

  Safety and senior team captain Amari Carter has had multiple targeting penalties in his career, and it just keeps happening. Saturday he was flagged for targeting in the first quarter on what appeared to be a late hit that he was once again trying to stop at the last second. "Look, Amari has got a reputation,'' Diaz said. "Everybody knows he's a big hitter. If a quarterback is running toward Amari Carter, the quarterback is going to slide. Trevor Lawrence loves his career and he loves his health and he's not going to run over Amari Carter. It's going to be a bad deal for him. So Amari just needs to know and needs to anticipate that guy is going to slide.

"It's unfair, and we all know this, what it looks like in slow motion as to what it is in real life. That is happening so fast. You see Amari getting off a block and getting pushed in the back and then all of a sudden.. If Amari wanted to hit him, he would have hit 'em, and it would have been a bad down. And so he's trying to pull out of it but there's still contact, and by the letter of the law, that's a flag. And I've said this before: I wish we had a Flagrant I, Flagrant II type system, you know, Targeting I, Targeting II. "We've taken the intent, you know, of that real nasty hit across the middle of the field. We've taken that out of the game in a good way. Amari is not trying to do that. But it's not the officials on the field that call that. That goes upstairs, and by the rules that they've been given by whoever makes the rules they've got to [go] from that." - Miami Herald


(DS#17 SS) Sr/2021 SS Amari CarterMiami (FL)
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  10/12/20 - Bubba BoldenrJr/2022, Miami (FL), 6-2, 200 (DS#2 SS) + More +

  OCT 12 ACC DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Bubba Bolden, Miami, Jr., S, Las Vegas, Nev.,...Veteran safety's game-high 10 tackles in Saturday night's loss at top-ranked Clemson were one shy of his career high...Forced a fumble that was recovered by the Hurricanes, and added two blocked field goals on special teams. - ACC Football

(DS#2 SS) rJr/2022 SS Bubba BoldenMiami (FL)
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  10/10/20 - DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clemson is once again led by a player who has been described as a generational talent in Trevor Lawrence, while the Tigers defense will have to deal with a dual-threat star in Miami's D'Eriq King. King, who is passing for 245 yards per game and rushing for 52 yards per game, has generated some Heisman buzz with his outstanding play over the first three weeks of the season. King currently has the third-best Heisman odds at 6-1, behind only Lawrence and Florida's Kyle Trask. Swinney believes it's easy to see why King is receiving so much attention nationally. "It's always a challenge to stop gifted, athletic quarterbacks," Swinney said. "When (King) takes off he's a running back, and that's the mindset he has. You better have your big boy pads on. He wants to throw it first. He's a very good thrower. He can throw the ball on the run. He can push the ball down the field. There's really nothing he can't do."

While there are some similarities between King and Jackson, there are also some differences. For one, King has accounted for seven touchdowns through three games. Jackson had 51 in 13 games in 2016, for an average of nearly four per game. "(King's) fast, but he's not Lamar Jackson fast. Lamar Jackson was probably the fastest guy on the field, either team," Swinney said. "But (King's) a very dangerous player. But they're different in some regards. But the similarities are they've got good people around them. They're well-coached, good schemes. And they challenge you because they can beat you with their mind, they can beat you with their arms, they can beat you with their legs. That's a three-phase quarterback." - The State


(DS#12 QB) rSr/2021 QB DEriq KingMiami (FL)
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  10/07/20 - Brevin JordanJr/2022, Miami (FL), 6-3, 245 (DS#3 TE) + More +

  Miami's best pass catcher is tight end Brevin Jordan, who already has 15 catches for 212 yards and three scores this year. Jordan was a Mackey Award Finalist last season and was named first-team All-ACC. - The State

(DS#3 TE) Jr/2022 TE Brevin JordanMiami (FL)
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  10/05/20 - DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  The Miami Hurricanes didn't even have to play this past weekend to rise in the polls. Miami rose one spot to No. 7 in the AP Top 25 Poll and Amway Coaches Poll to make that top-10 matchup Saturday at the No. 1 Clemson Tigers (7:30 p.m., ABC) even juicier. This will be the highest ranked Hurricanes team (3-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) to face a No. 1 opponent since the Canes faced none other than Clemson (3-0, 2-0) on Dec. 2, 2017 in the ACC Championship Game. The Tigers squashed the then-No 7 Canes 38-3 in that game. Late Saturday, ESPN's popular College GameDay announced it will be on site for the UM-Clemson game. It is the second consecutive game for Miami at which College GameDay has set up shop. GameDay came to Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 26 for Miami's 52-10 victory over Florida State. This season, the Canes have victories over Alabama-Birmingham (3-1), then-No. 18 Louisville (1-2, 0-2) and FSU (1-2, 0-2). - Miami Herald

(DS#12 QB) rSr/2021 QB DEriq KingMiami (FL)
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  09/30/20 - DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Because of D'Eriq King's size (5-9), scouts want to see exceptional accuracy from UM's quarterback. Without that, he will remain a fringe NFL prospect, according to two scouts. And that's why it would be helpful if King improves his deep passing game. He made a terrific throw to Dee Wiggins for a touchdown Saturday, but for the season, he's just 5 for 20 on passes thrown at least 20 yards in the air, with two touchdowns. But here's the good news, which NFL people should not overlook: No quarterback in FBS has thrown as many passes (94) without an interception … Overall, King is 22nd in the country in passing efficiency...His 66.7 percent completion percentage (63 for 94) is 20th in the country and better than his 63.5 in his great year for Houston in 2018 and enormously better than his 52.7 in four games last season. - Miami Herald

(DS#12 QB) rSr/2021 QB DEriq KingMiami (FL)
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  09/28/20 - DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  SEPT 28 ACC QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK: D'Eriq King, Miami, Sr., QB, Manvel, Texas,...Earned ACC Quarterback of the Week honors for the second consecutive week after a standout performance in his first ever Miami-Florida State rivalry game...Completed 29 passes in Saturday night's 52-10 win over the Seminoles, just one shy of the career high he set while playing at Houston in 2018...King finished with 267 passing yards for two touchdowns versus FSU while rushing for a game-high 65 yards...Through three starts this season, he has completed 67 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and zero interceptions. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

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