No. 17 Miami Hurricanes Utilize Prolific Offense to Defeat No. 18 Louisville 47-34
By David Villavicencio, Hurricane Sports // September 20, 2020
12,120 fans in attendance for the first conference game
ABOVE VIDEO: The Hurricanes went on the road and defeated the Cardinals 47-34. Miami had 485 yards of offense and their defense forced three turnovers. Canes quarterback D’Eriq King threw for 325 yards and four touchdowns. King’s favorite target in the game was tight end Brevin Jordan who caught seven passes for 120 yards and a touchdown. Running back Cam’ron Harris had 134 yards and a touchdown on just nine carries. For Louisville, their big three played well. Javian Hawkins ran for 164 yards and a touchdown, Tutu Atwell had 114 yards receiving and two touchdowns, and Malik Cunningham threw for 307 yards and 3 touchdowns.
MIAMI, FLORIDA (Miami Hurricanes) – There was plenty of offensive firepower inside Cardinal Stadium on Saturday night, but the No. 17 Miami Hurricanes proved to be too much for No. 18 Louisville.
The Canes (2-0, 1-0 ACC) posted their second straight game with nearly 500 yards of offense and kicker Jose Borregales had a career day to push Miami past the Cardinals, 47-34, before 12,120 fans in the first conference game for both sides.
“That’s a very excited locker room right across the hall. It was a hard win obviously, we expected it to be, hard to win on the road in the conference,” head coach Manny Diaz said.
“It feels really good to be 1-0. Everything we thought about Louisville before the game turned out to be true. Very dangerous football team, that offense creates so many problems for you. I just I’m so proud of the way that we persevered through.”
In a game billed as a primetime battle of two high-octane offenses, the Hurricanes exploded for 237 yards of total offense and 20 points in the opening half. Miami’s defense kept Louisville out of the end zone, limiting the Cardinals to a pair of field goals while forcing two turnovers over the first 30 minutes of play.
Louisville (1-1, 0-1 ACC) had a successful opening drive that was aided when Miami striker Keontra Smith hit U of L quarterback Malik Cunningham out of bounds for 15-yard personal foul that pushed the Cardinals to the UM 28. The Hurricanes’ defense held Louisville to a 40-yard field goal by James Turner, but the Cardinals took a 3-0 with 9:02 remaining in the opening quarter.
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