Miami Hurricanes RB Cam Harris had best game in a month vs. NC State

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - SEPTEMBER 19: (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Miami Hurricanes starting running back Cam’Ron Harris rebounded to have his best game in a month in the 44-41 Miami victory over North Carolina State on Friday.

After rushing for 35 yards on 28 carries in the three previous games, Miami Hurricanes running back Cam’Ron Harris ran for 62 yards on 15 carries and added two receptions for 12 yards in a 44-41 victory over North Carolina State on Friday. Harris posted a since-deleted Twitter post about not being respected two weeks ago.

The comments by Harris after the loss to Virginia occurred after one carry in the second half of a 19-14 victory over the Cavaliers. Harris gained most of his yards in the second half. After having two carries for six yards in the first half, Harris ran for 56 yards on nine carries to help Miami overcome a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit.

The production from Harris in the second half should help him feel respected and make the Miami coaching staff confident in him again. Harris began the season with 268 rushing yards and three TDs and added five receptions for 14 yards in victories over UAB and Louisville. Harris had 12 carries for 43 yards and two TDs vs. FSU.

Freshmen Don Chaney Jr. and Jaylan Knighton began to gain favor with Harris non-productive against Clemson, Pittsburgh and Virginia. Knighton began the season as the primary second-team RB. On the season, Knighton has 43 carries for 171 yards rushing and a TD and has added 11 receptions for 135 yards and another TD.

Chaney who was the primary back in the second half against Virginia has 41 carries for 180 yards and three TDs and three receptions for 13 yards this season. It appears the Miami offensive coaching staff is going to play the most productive player on a game-by-game and even half-by-half basis.

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Chaney and Knighton were virtually non-existent against North Carolina State. Chaney was reportedly injured against the Wolfpack limiting him to three carries for 14 yards. Knighton carried five times for 13 yards. Rhett Lashlee likes to play the matchups and Harris, Chaney and Knighton give him three strong options.