Defense Wins #UNITE14 Spring Game 61-60
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Another spring football season is complete. The Miami Hurricanes’ spring slate culminated with the #UNITE14 Spring Game & Family Festival on Saturday afternoon at Sun Life Stadium.
Miami’s Spring Game featured 1-on-1 competitions, 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 using a unique scoring system. When it was finished, the defense narrowly defeated the offense 61-60.
Redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen was 7-of-21 for 65 yards and one interception, while sophomore Gray Crow was just 9-of-20 for 63 yards and a pick. Sophomore Gus Edwards handled most of the offensive production, picking up 70 yards on the ground. Sophomore Walter Tucker scored the offense’s lone TD in the 11-on-11 portion on a 3-yard run.
On the defensive side, the Hurricanes were led by five tackles each from sophomore S Jamal Carter and junior S Dallas Crawford. Freshman LB Juwon Young and junior DB Tracy Howard accounted for both defensive takeaways.
Prior to the game, fans were treated to the unveiling of the Hurricanes’ new uniforms for the 2014 season. The new line features 48 different uniform combinations with three helmets (white and silver; orange; and traditional white), four jersey tops (“Smoke”, “Surge”, “Stormtrooper”, and “Juice) and four pants in the same colors.
Al Golden’s fourth season at UM head coach will begin Sept. 1 at Louisville on ESPN. Miami will open preseason camp the first week of August.
SCRIMMAGE STATISTICS - WHITE (DEFENSE) 61, ORANGE (OFFENSE) 60
Rushing: Edwards 19-70, Tucker 11-36 1 TD, De’Andre Johnson 5-11, Crow 1-(-1), Olsen 1-(-4)
Passing: Olsen 7-21-1-65 0 TD, Crow 9-20-1-63 0 TD
Receiving: Lewis 3-36, Water 3-12, Scott 2-33, Walford 2-13, Sandland 1-13, Tucker 1-9, Kidd 1-6, Coley 1-6, Jones 1-0
Tackles: Carter 5, D. Crawford 5, Pierre 4, Perryman 4, Armbrister 3, Elder 3, Grace 3, Howard 2, Kirby 2, Muhammad 2, Hamilton 2, McCord 2, Figueroa 2, Owens 2, Fentress 2, Crawford 1, Burns 1, Kamalu 1, Chickillo 1, Moore 1, Heurtelou 1
TFL: Owens 1.0-1, Blue 1.0-1, Kamalu 1.0-4, Kirby 1.0-1, Pierre 1.0-4, Chickillo 1.0-1, Fentress 1.0-2
Sacks: Kamalu 1.0-4, Chickillo 1.0-1
PBU: Grace 1, Fentress 1, Armbrister 1, Kamalu 1, Hamilton 1
INT: Young 1, Howard 1
Kicking: Goudis 0/2 FG, 1/1 PAT
The University of Miami has launched the $7 million Football Victory Fund to address the most important needs of the football program. There are a variety of ways to contribute to the Football Victory Fund as well as to Hurricanes Athletics. For more information on how you can donate and details of the pending projects, please call the Hurricane Club at 305-284-6699 or visit www.umvictoryfund.com.
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