What to watch for Miami Hurricanes offense vs UNC

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Williams averaged 10 yards per attempt without a clean pocket. Ten of Williama 13 completions, when he was not pressured, went for first downs. Under pressure, Williams was 6-13 for 33 yards.

The story of the night for Miami against Florida was DeeJay Dallas. Dallas had 12 carries for 95 yards and fourth-quarter TD to give Miami a 20-17 lead. The Hurricanes junior RB added four receptions for 37 yards. Dallas was both shifty and bruising against Florida. He should be able to use his speed more against UNC.

Dallas created ten missed tackles against Florida. He added 79 yards after contact as a runner and 56 as a receiver. That’s an incredible figure when you consider he had 132 total yards once lost yards are figured in.

Dallas’ backup Cam’Ron Harris’ numbers would have been good if not for a 57-yard run being brought back because of a holding call. Harris finished with a pedestrian 15 yards on six carries officially. He was an adept blocker according to PFF. Harris was graded at 75.4 as a pass protector and did not allow a QB pressure on three snaps.

Left tackle Zion Nelson was abysmal in pass protection against Florida. Nelson allowed seven QB pressures. As a team, Miami allowed 18 QB pressures on 48 dropbacks. The Miami Hurricanes run blocking was much better.

Nelson and junior left guard Navaughn Donaldson were the strength of the Miami OL running the football. Donaldson and sophomore D.J. Scaife were both starters in 2018. They are the most experienced OL on the Miami football team. Donaldson is entering his third season as a starter on the offensive line.