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August 30, 2012
Game Day Information: UM at BC
• For the second
consecutive season, the Miami Hurricanes will open on the road at an Atlantic
Coast Conference rival. Year two of the Al Golden era begins Saturday at Boston
College (3:35 p.m. EDT, ABC/ESPN2).
• Miami is 56-29-1
all-time in season openers, winning three of its last four. Since 1983, Miami is
22-7 in season openers and at one point won nine straight openers (1996-2004).
BOSTON COLLEGE SERIES HISTORY
• Saturday will mark the
29th series meeting with Miami holding a 23-5 advantage over Boston College.
Miami has won 15 of the last 17 games dating back to 1985 ... Miami is 13-2 against Boston College in conference games (BIG EAST / ACC) ... In 2007 meeting in Chestnut Hill, Boston College ended its 15-game losing streak to the Hurricanes and earned a berth in the ACC title game ... The 2007 win was BC's fi rst over Miami since the 1984 "Hail Flutie" pass that ended one of the greatest games in college football history.
• For the second
consecutive season, Miami will be opening its schedule on the road. The
Hurricanes have lost two of their last three season openers on the road. Miami
won at Florida State in 2009.
• The Miami Hurricanes are
4-4 all-time in Atlantic Coast Conference openers, having lost its previous ACC
opener in 2011 - a 32-24 loss at Maryland, the fi rst game of the Al Golden era.
A WIN BY MIAMI WOULD...
• Be the Hurricanes' fi
rst season-opening victory since 2010
FOUR CANES NAMED TO SENIOR BOWL WATCH LIST
• Four Miami Hurricanes
are among 312 seniors named to the 2013 Senior Bowl Watch List, the nation's
premier all-star game announced August 23. Senior RB Mike James, DB Brandon
McGee, DT Darius Smith and S Vaughn Telemaque represent the Hurricanes on the
Senior Bowl's inaugural watch list.
BOTTS NAMED PRESEASON ALL-ACC
• Senior P Dalton Botts
represented Miami on the 2012 Preseason All-ACC Football team, which was voted
on by media members at the annual ACC Football Kickoff.
TRIO ON PRESEASON WATCH LISTS
• Junior WR Allen Hurns is
one of 49 college receivers on 2012 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List -
given to the nation's top receiver. Hurns, a native of Carol City, Fla., had a
breakout season as a sophomore recording 31 receptions for 415 yards in 2011.
MORRIS TABBED THE STARTER FOR BC GAME
• Junior QB Stephen Morris
was appointed the starting signal-caller following the Miami Hurricanes' first
fall scrimmage in August. Morris has fi ve career starts under his belt, posting
a 2-3 record as a starter.
• More than half of the Miami Hurricanes' 2012 roster are freshmen and sophomores. All-told, Miami's roster includes 42 freshmen - 34 true freshmen and eight redshirt freshmen - and 22 sophomores (11 redshirt sophomores).
• Nearly of 70 of the Miami Hurricanes' 2012 roster hails from the Sunshine State (67 players), including 21 that hail from Miami-Dade County.
• Gone from Miami's
program are 25 seniors from the class of 2011 - all of which graduated. The
senior class was also honored with the Jack Harding Team Most Outstanding Player
Award. The 2011 senior class included All-ACC performers Sean Spence (LB) and
Tyler Horn (OL) as well as record-setting QB Jacory Harris.
MIAMI BY THE NUMBERS IN 2011
• 2 - Consecutive years
that Miami has had receivers surpass the 2,000-yard mark. Leonard Hankerson
(2,160) eclipsed the mark in 2010 and Travis Benjamin (2,069) did so in 2011.
• More than 275 former
Hurricanes have gone on to play professionally in the NFL
NFC West (8): Arizona Cardinals (DE Calais Campbell); St. Louis Rams (LB Rocky McIntosh); San Francisco 49ers (LB Tavares Gooden; RB Frank Gore; CB Cory Nelms); Seattle Seahawks (TE Kellen Winslow)