Answering Questions About Miami Hurricanes From FSU’s Chop Chat

DURHAM, NC - SEPTEMBER 29: Braxton Berrios
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Herndon has ten receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown this season. The majority of that came in Miami’s 52-30 victory over Toledo two weeks ago. Herndon had eight receptions for 65 yards and the touchdown against the Rockets.

He will now face his biggest test of the season. Some consider James the best player in the country. He missed almost all of last season. James is likely to be a top-five pick in next spring’s NFL Draft.

– What’s the most important thing for Miami to do to win this game? 

"The two most important things for Miami to do are run the football and rush the passer. They struggled at times to run the ball last year in their four losses. Duke stopped the Hurricanes running game for the most part. Before Travis Homer broke a 40-yard touchdown late in the game, Miami had run the ball for only 99 yards on 34 carries. Walton was able to break loose in the passing game. They need to get pressure on Blackman like they did with Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. Blackman was rattled by the five sacks that Wake Forest had. If Wake can get to the qb, Miami should have a field day with an average at best Florida State offensive line."