Where Miami football ranks in ACC returning offensive production

Sep 24, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 24, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team will have an almost entirely new offensive line, have to replace leading receiver Will Mallory and second-leading rusher Jaylan Knighton from 2022. Miami returns 62 percent of its offensive production in 2023 per ACC PM on the ACC Network on Wednesday.

Led by returning starter Tyler Van Dyke the Miami football team returns 72.0 percent of its passing yards and 72.2 percent of its touchdown passes. Knighton ran for 423 yards in 2022. Miami also lost fourth leading rusher Thad Frankin who had 209 yards rushing and led the Hurricanes with five TDs on the ground in 2022.

Mallory led Miami with 42 receptions and 538 receiving yards and was second with four TD receptions in 2022. Colbie Young is second among the Miami returnees with 32 receptions and first with 367 yards and five TD receptions last season. Miami returns nearly all of its production at wide receiver.

Miami ranks ninth in the ACC in returning offensive production returning. The offensive numbers compare to Miami ranking third in the ACC with 77 percent of its defensive production returning in 2023. Miami will play seven of the top 11 teams in returning offensive production in 2023. Miami plays the teams in bold.

  1. Duke 82 percent returning offensive production
  2. Florida State 80
  3. Boston College 78
  4. Syracuse 73
  5. Virginia Tech 73
  6. Georgia Tech 69
  7. North Carolina 69
  8. Clemson 64
  9. Miami 62
  10. North Carolina State 62
  11. Louisville 61
  12. Pittsburgh 52
  13. Wake Forest 46
  14. Virginia 40

Boston College, Louisville and North Carolina State are the new teams to the Miami schedule. The other five 2023 ACC opponents Miami played in 2022. Florida State will be a trendy top-15 pick in the 2023 preseason rankings. The Seminoles will be led offensively in 2023 by returning starting QB Jordan Travis.

Next. Miami returning defensive production compared with ACC. dark

Boston College has the third-highest percentage of returning production in 2023 but lost QB Phil Jurkovec who transferred to Pittsburgh and wide receiver Zay Flowers to the NFL Draft. Flowers had 78 receptions for 1,077 yards and 12 TDs in 2023. Miami will be challenged defensively by several experienced offenses.