Charting the Miami Hurricanes: Cincinnati Bearcats

With Thursday night’s game approaching between the Miami Hurricanes and the Virginia Tech Hokies, I charted the Miami game against Cincinnati from last Saturday to give you a better understanding at the formations and results that the Canes displayed against the Bearcats.

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QB Chart

Offensive Snaps – 60 Total

QB – Brad Kaaya (45), Ryan Williams (8), Jake Heaps (3)
RB – Duke Johnson (31), Joseph Yearby (13), Gus Edwards (14), Walter Tucker (11), Trayone Gray (2)
WR – Phillip Dorsett (38), Malcolm Lewis (33), Braxton Berrios (22), Herb Waters (33), Stacy Coley (13), Tyre Brady (5), D’Mauri Jones (2)
TE – Clive Walford (39), Standish Dobard (27), Christopher Herndon (11), Jake O’Donnell (6)
OT – Ereck Flowers (49), Jonathan Feliciano (49), Sonny Odogwu (11), Trevor Darling (11)
OG – Nick Linder (54), Danny Isidora (49), Alex Gall (17), Sean Harvey (11)
C – Shane McDermott (49)
*Nick Linder played both guard and center.

Defensive Snaps – 91 Total

DL – Tyriq McCord (58), Anthony Chickillo (52), Olsen Pierre (39), Chad Thomas (39), Calvin Huertelou (37), Courtel Jenkins (32), Trent Harris (33), Ufomba Kamalu (29), Anthony Moten (23)Michael Wyche (8),
LB – Jermaine Grace (62), Raphael Kirby (60), Thurston Armbrister (54), Denzel Perryman (45), Darrion Owens (34)
CB – Tracy Howard (48), Corn Elder (48), Antonio Crawford (42), Artie Burns (39), Ladarius Gunter (37)
S – Nantambu-Akil Fentress (51), Deon Bush (49), Jamal Carter (42), Dallas Crawford (40)
*Ladarius Gunter played both cornerback and safety. Nantambu-Akil Fentress played both safety and nickel linebacker.

Offensive Targets

Phillip Dorsett – 3/3,  143 yards
Clive Walford – 4/5, 40 yards
Herb Waters – 2/3, 44 yards, 1 drop
Duke Johnson – 4/5, 16 yards
Braxton Berrios – 1/3, 18 yards
Malcolm Lewis – 1/2, 6 yards
*Stacy Coley had 2 receptions on sweep plays that I count as run plays, but are technically pass plays.

Defensive Targets

Artie Burns – 3/7, 70 yards, 3 PBU
Deon Bush – 1/2, 11 yards
Tracy Howard – 0/1
Jermaine Grace – 1/3, 15 yards
Jamal Carter – 1/3, 3 yards, 1 TD
Tyriq McCord – 0/5, 0 yards, 1 INT
Antonio Crawford – 1/2, 15 yards
Dallas Crawford – 4/4, 79 yards, 1 TD
Nantambu-Akil Fentress – 1/2, 7 yards
Corn Elder – 3/4, 19 yards
Trent Harris – 1/2, 9 yards
Thurston Armbrister – 1/1, 6 yards
Ladarius Gunter – 3/5, 43 yards, 1 INT
Denzel Perryman – 3/4, 19 yards
Raphael Kirby – 3/6, 23 yards, 1 INT
*Cincinnati threw 4 check down passes where no defender was near

RB Stats

Duke Johnson had 122 yards after contact with 5 broken tackles on 10 carries. On 7 carries Joseph Yearby broke 3 tackles with 22 yards after contact. Gus Edwards had 62 yards after contact on 11 carries with 7 broken tackles, including breaking 3 tackles on 2 separate plays.

Offensive Play Calling

The offense was under center for 34 snaps, averaging 13 yards per play. They lined up in shotgun 26 times averaging 6.3 yards per play.

12, 21 or 22 personnel was on the field for 33 plays, averaging 11.8 per. The offense had 3 or more receivers on 27 snaps, averaging 8.15 per.

Cincinnati blitzed 28 times. Miami averaged 9.4 on these plays. On the 31 plays where Cincinnati rushed 3 or 4 players, Miami averaged 11.6. Brad Kaaya was 5/7 passing against the blitz, for 83 yards and 2 TDs. He was also sacked once.

Defensive Play Calling

Miami lined up in a 3-4 defense on 37 plays, averaging 4.7 allowed on these plays. They lined up in a 4-3 on 36 plays, with an average of 4.4 yards allowed. Five or more defensive backs were on the field for 18 plays, with an average of 7.5 yards per play.

With 2 safeties deep, Cincinnati averaged 4.3 yards per play on 38 plays. With 1 safety deep, they averaged 6.28 yards on 50 snaps.

Miami blitzed 40 times, allowed 6.3 ypp. Miami rushed 3 or 4 49 times, allowing 4.6 per play. In 14 plays against man coverage, Cincinnati averaged 8.5 per play. On 49 plays against zone, they averaged 5.0.

Stat File

If you want to see the complete stat file, it can be found here.