Safety Kamren Kinchens had another big game for the Miami football team in their 40-10 loss on Saturday at Clemson. Kinchens finished with 13 tackles, nine solos, two pass breakups, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble. Kinchens has positioned himself to earn his second straight ACC Defensive Back of the Week honor.
Kinchens was named the ACC DBotW with three interceptions and one for a touchdown last week at Georgia Tech. With six interceptions this season, Kinchens is tied with Emmanuel Forbes of Mississippi and Clark Phillips III of Utah for the national lead. Kinchens is second on Miami with 52 tackles.
Miami had a few bright spots defensively versus Clemson. The Hurricanes forced three Clemson turnovers in the second half. Miami was still in the game after a TD go them within 26-10 with 13:45 remaining in the fourth quarter. Clemson scored two TDs in the final 4:40 to close the scoring.
Caleb Johnson and James Williams each had nine tackles, Wesley Bissainthe had eight, Akheem Mesidor had five tackles, two tackles for loss and two sacks and Leonard Taylor had five tackles and two TFLs as other Miami football players who were productive on Saturday at Clemson.
Kinchens is the Miami co-leader with six pass breakups this season with all of them in the last five games and has had at least four tackles seven times.
, Kinchens had an 85.9 run grade versus Clemson, missed one tackle and allowed two receptions for five yards and a touchdown.
Kinchens stated after the game that the culture Mario Cristobal is trying to build is for the team to be relentless and never give up. For a short time in the second half, it appeared that Miami was able to get back into the game versus Clemson. The three turnovers by Clemson were on consecutive drives in the third quarter.