October 4, 2009 |
Jacory Harris survived a shaky start to throw three touchdown passes, Javarris James ran for a career-high 150 yards against the nation's top rush defense, and No. 17 Miami knocked off No. 8 Oklahoma, 21-20, on Saturday night. With Sam Bradford, Oklahoma's reigning Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback watching from the sideline because of a right shoulder injury, Miami (3-1) scored 21 consecutive points to take control. "Big, huge win for us," Coach Randy Shannon said. "It's huge."
October 15, 2009 |
Nickelodeon's ratings are up in Miami, where the Hurricanes are undefeated since quarterback Jacory Harris asked his teammates to start watching "SpongeBob Squarepants." "Jacory called everyone up and said, 'Hey, listen, the only thing we're going to watch on TV from now on is SpongeBob,' " Coach Randy Shannon told the Miami Herald. " 'We ain't watching ESPN. We ain't watching CBS. We ain't watching ABC. If SpongeBob can tell you how good you are, then you deserve it.' " Apparently, SpongeBob was on to something.
September 8, 2009 |
Ailing arm and all, Jacory Harris put on a show Monday night that Miami won't soon forget. And the Hurricanes' defense came up huge when it mattered most. The sophomore quarterback threw for 386 yards -- including a 40-yard pass over double coverage to Travis Benjamin , setting up Graig Cooper's three-yard touchdown run with 1 minute 53 seconds left -- and led Miami past No. 18 Florida State, 38-34, at Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State got to the Miami two with 14 seconds left.
September 24, 2009 |
Check out the vibe at Miami, an urban "swagger" school with a hip-hop, glam-rock football reputation, celebrities on the sidelines and more national titles than Florida and Florida State combined. Miami has rocketed from unranked to No. 9 in three weeks, after victories over Florida State and Georgia Tech, led by a young quarterback and first-year offensive coordinator hired straight from the National Football League. Kid and coach have done it by putting a pancake block on conventional wisdom.
November 29, 2009
No. 19 Miami 31, at South Florida 10: Javarris James rushed for two touchdowns, Jacory Harris threw for two more, and the Hurricanes took a big early lead on the way to beating the Bulls. Dedrick Epps and Leonard Hankerson caught touchdown passes for Miami (9-3), which ran out to a 21-3 halftime lead and capped its first nine-win regular season since 2005. Damien Berry rushed for 114 yards and Graig Cooper had 83 more for Miami, which played without ill left tackle Jason Fox and still rolled.
December 29, 2009
MIAMI (9-3) VS. WISCONSIN (9-3) Kickoff: Tonight, 5 PST, Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla. TV: ESPN. About Miami: This was a breakout year for sophomore quarterback Jacory Harris, who threw for 3,164 yards and 23 touchdowns, but was intercepted 17 times. With a victory, the Hurricanes will lock up their first 10-win season since 2003. About Wisconsin: The Badgers won four of their last five games but suffered a humbling two-point loss at Northwestern on Nov. 21 that stood out more.