Charting the Miami Hurricanes: North Carolina Tar Heels

The Miami Hurricanes destroyed the North Carolina Tar Heels and seem to be on an upward trend late into the season. Like I’ve done throughout the season, I charted down the UNC game to get a better understanding of the offensive/defensive play-calling, among other things.

QB Chart

Offensive Snaps – 69 Total

QB – Brad Kaaya (59), Jake Heaps (10)
RB – Joseph Yearby (34), Duke Johnson (33), Gus Edwards (3), Walter Tucker (12)
WR – Phillip Dorsett (54), Stacy Coley (32), Herb Waters (29), Malcolm Lewis (22), Tyre Brady (9), D’Mauri Jones (8), Braxton Berrios (7), Garrett Kidd (2)
TE – Clive Walford (52), Standish Dobard (31), Jake O’Donnell (9), Chris Herndon (8)
OT – Trevor Darling (68), Jonathan Feliciano (59), Sonny Odogwu (11)
OG – Nick Linder (69), Danny Isidora (63), Hunter Wells (10), Sean Harvey (6)
C – Shane McDermott (59)
*Nick Linder played both guard and center.

Defensive Snaps – 69 Total

DL – Tyriq McCord (50), Anthony Chickillo (48), Chad Thomas (32), Calvin Huertelou (31), Ufomba Kamalu (26), Olsen Pierre (24), Trent Harris (19), Courtel Jenkins (14), Michael Wyche (8), Anthony Moten (8)
LB – Denzel Perryman (52), Darrion Owens (44), Raphael Kirby (43), Jermaine Grace (43), Thurston Armbrister (23)
CB – Ladarius Gunter (44), Corn Elder (38), Tracy Howard (33), Artie Burns (29), Antonio Crawford (24)
S – Deon Bush (37), Nantambu-Akil Fentress (35), Jamal Carter (32), Dallas Crawford (20)
*Ladarius Gunter played both cornerback and safety.

Offensive Targets

Joseph Yearby – 1/1, 26 yards
Stacy Coley – 0/1,  0 yards, 1 PBU
Philip Dorsett – 0/3, 0 yards, 1 Missed PI, 1 PBU
Standish Dobard –  1/1,  18 yards
Duke Johnson – 2/2, 49 yards, 1 TD
Clive Walford – 6/7, 89 yards
Tyre Brady – 0/1, 1 Drop
Jake O’Donnell – 1/1, 10 yards

Defensive Targets

Artie Burns – 3/4,  66 yards
Deon Bush – 1/2, 1 yard, 1 INT
Jermaine Grace – 2/3, 9 yards, 1 PBU
Jamal Carter – 1/1 34 yards
Antonio Crawford – 5/7, 46 yards, 1 PBU, 1 Drop
Dallas Crawford – 0/1, 0 yards
Corn Elder – 3/4, 50 yards
Thurston Armbrister – 1/1, 11 yards
Ladarius Gunter – 1/3, 5 yards, 1 PBU
Denzel Perryman – 2/3, 12 yards, 1 PBU
Darrion Owens – 0/1, 0 yards
*North Carolina threw 1 check down pass where no defender was near

RB Stats

Duke Johnson had 44 yards after contact with 7 broken tackles on 19 carries.  Gus Edwards had 14 yards after contact on 3 carries with no broken tackles. Joseph Yearby finished with 27 yards after contact and 2 broken tackles on 22 carries.

Offensive Play Calling

The Miami Hurricanes offense was under center for 40 snaps, averaging 8.3 yards per play. They lined up in shotgun 28 times averaging 6.0 yards per play. 12, 21 or 22 personnel was on the field for 36 plays, averaging 8.3 per. The offense had 3 or more receivers on 33 snaps, averaging 6.4 per.

North Carolina blitzed 36 times. Miami averaged 6.1 on these plays. On the 33 plays where Virginia Tech rushed 3 or 4 players, Miami averaged 8.8. Brad Kaaya was 5/7 passing against the blitz, for 75 yards and 2 TDs. He fumbled on the other pass play that UNC blitzed.

On zone run plays, Miami averaged 7.8 ypc on 25 carries. On power run plays, they averaged 5.4 ypc on 19 carries. Miami ran towards the left 27 times, averaging 3.6 per run. On the 18 runs to the right, Miami averaged 11.7 per run.

Defensive Play Calling

Miami lined up in a 3-4 defense on 30 plays, averaging 4.7 allowed on these plays. They lined up in a 4-3 on 22 plays, with an average of 4.5 yards allowed. Five or more defensive backs were on the field for 16 plays, with an average of 4.5 yards per play. With 2 safeties deep, North Carolina averaged 3.6 yards per play on 27 plays. With 1 safety deep, they averaged 5.8 yards on 37 snaps.

Miami blitzed 27 times, allowing 2.2 ypp. Miami rushed 3 or 4 defenders 42 times, allowing 6.0 per play. In 10 plays against man coverage, Virginia Tech averaged 8.3 per play. On 38 plays against zone, they averaged 3.9. With the defensive line playing 2 gaps on 13 plays, they gave up 5.5 yards per run. On the 11 plays the defensive line played 1 gap, North Carolina averaged 1.4 yards per run.

Stat File

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

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