Miami Football hosts Bethune-Cookman: 2019 Home opener information

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Bethune-Cookman has no injuries reported for Saturday’s game at Hard Rock Stadium. Miami’s injury list is slowly getting smaller. Running back Lorenzo Lingard could return for Saturday’s game. The Hurricanes have more injuries on defense than offense. Tight end’s Brian Polendey and Evidence Njoku are expected to be out.

Current Injuries Table
Player Status Type Comment
Nesta Jade Silvera Out Foot Silvera is recuperating from right foot surgery, and it is undetermined how much time he will be forced to miss.
Waynmon Steed Out Knee Steed is likely to sit out the entire 2019 season after having knee surgery.
Patrick Joyner Out Leg Joyner Jr. has a leg injury, and it is uncertain how long he will be away from the field.
Bradley Jennings Jr. Out Hip Jennings Jr. is projected to miss the entire 2019 season after having hip surgery.
Lorenzo Lingard Questionable Knee Lingard has been held out of the previous two games as he is on the mend from a torn ACL that ended his 2018 season. It is unclear if he will play Saturday against Bethune-Cookman.
Evidence Njoku Questionable Knee Njoku has sat out the past two games with a knee injury, and it is unclear if he will face Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.
Bubba Bolden Questionable Eligibility Bolden is waiting to hear if the NCAA will declare him eligible for the 2019 season, leaving his status for Saturday’s clash against Bethune-Cookman up in the air.
Brian Polendey Questionable Knee Polendey has been absent from the lineup during the last two games while healing from knee surgery, and it is uncertain if he will be available for Saturday’s battle against Bethune-Cookman.
N’Kosi Perry Questionable Personal Perry is tending to a personal matter, and it is uncertain if he will line up against Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.

Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 9/13/2019.

Saturday’s game has the potential for torrential rains and winds with a tropical storm approaching South Florida. The National Weather Service in Miami issued a forecast on the twitter account on Friday.

The forecast is reminiscent of Miami home games the last two seasons against Duke and Georgia Tech. The Hurricanes lost in the deluge last season and rallied to defeat Georgia Tech in 2017. The Hurricanes proved they can weather the storm with 300 rushing yards against the Blue Devils in 2018.

If the forecast proves accurate and lasts into Saturday’s game expect a heavy dose of DeeJay Dallas and Cam’Ron Harris. How much Lingard plays could depend on the weather. Putting a player on a wet field who is returning from a torn ACL would be risky. The Miami depth chart is as expected.

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True freshman Jakai Clark will make his second start at right guard. Delone Scaife is back at right tackle for the second straight game replacing John Campbell who will back him up. With the game expected to be a blow out it would not be surprising to see redshirt freshman walk-on kicker Camden Price received some opportunities.