The Miami Hurricanes hung 38 points on B-CU, beating the Wildcats 38-10. Leading the charge was freshman RB Duke Johnson.
First off, could you imagine Miami’s offense (or even their special teams) if Johnson chose to play his college ball elsewhere? Miami fans should cherish Johnson – he is certainly something special.
It took a while for the ‘Canes to finally start firing on all cylinders, but once they did B-CU couldn’t keep up.
Miami (2-1) found themselves down 7-0 in the first quarter but eventually pulled away winning their sixth consecutive home game. Duke Johnson found the end zone four different times, including a 95 yard kickoff return. It was the first kick-return since Lamar Miller took one to the house against Ohio State. Johnson’s return was also the longest kickoff-return since Devin Hester’s 100 yard return against North Carolina State in 2004.
Johnson finished the day with 246 all-purpose yards and became the first Miami Hurricane to have a four-touchdown games since Tyrone Moss in 2005. Johnson totaled 94 rushing yards and 57 receiving yards, including a 50-yard touchdown reception when QB Stephen Morris hit him on a screen pass.
Morris was able to overcome a rusty start and finished 20-of-35 for 211 yards and one touchdown pass. Miami will continue it’s conference schedule next Saturday when they travel to Georgia Tech.
B-CU took a 7-0 lead when KR Phillip Dorsett fumbled a punt putting the Wildcats deep in Miami territory. RB Rodney Scott led B-CU with 72 rushing yards.
Johnson was able to punch the ball in from a yard out and found the end zone for a fourth time when he scampered for a 28-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
RB Eduardo Clements also had a touchdown, scoring on a 10-yard run.
The injury-ridden Hurricanes lost LB Denzel Perryman, S Andrew Swasey and LS Sean McNally all during the B-CU game.