It was a great day for the Miami defense, as they man handled the Buckeyes, and helped the Hurricanes defeat Ohio State, 17-6.
The Buckeye passing game was non-existent today, as quarterbacks Joe Bauserman and Braxton Miller combined for 35 yards on just four completions, while also throwing an interception. The Buckeye running game did play better, with 37 rushes for 165 yards, however, they couldn’t find the endzone all game.
The Hurricane offense was very productive today, with running back Lamar Miller leading the way. Miller ran over the Buckeye D and had 26 rushes for 184 yards. Miami totaled 240 yards on 42 rushes.
Hurricane quarterback threw two touchdown passes to Allen Hurns, who led all wide receivers with 54 yards. Harris ended the game sixteen of 23 for 123 yards with two interceptions and the two TD passes.
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In an up in down first half for Miami quarterback Jacory Harris, the Hurricanes lead the Buckeyes 17-6 at halftime. Harris, who has already thrown two interceptions in the game, also has two touchdown passes, both going to sophomore wide reciever Allen Hurns. Hurns and Tommy Streeter both have 29 receiving yards, which leads all Miami receivers.
The ground attack has been just as effective for Miami, with Lamar Miller exploding for 128 first half yards on 15 carries.
The Buckeyes offense has been slow in the first half, connecting on two field goals by Drew Basil Quarterback Joe Bauserman has struggled mightily so far, completing only one pass for four yards.. The Ohio State offense has just 138 yards, compared to 215 by the Hurricanes.
Coming off of a disappointing loss to Maryland, the Hurricanes started off strong against No. 17 Ohio State, led by quarterback Jacory Harris. Already throw two touchdown passes, Miami has an early 14-0 lead. Allen Hurns, a sophomore wide receiver, caught both of Harris' throws and has three receptions for 20 yards.
The Buckeyes, who scored 69 points in their first two games, have come out very flat in the opening half. Joe Bauserman and Braxton Miller, who have both thrown the ball for OSU have combined for four yards passing with an interception.
On the other hand, both sides of the ball have been dominant for Miami. Aside from Harris' two touchdowns, running back Lamar Miller has ten rushes for 116 yards. The Hurricanes are four of five on third down, while their defense hasn't allowed a third down conversion or a score.
No. 17 Ohio State Buckeyes bring their 2-0 record to South Florida face the 0-1 Miami Hurricanes in an on-field battle between two schools that spent much of their offseasons dealing with off-field scandals.