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11/03/14 - Duke Johnson went over the 3,000-yard mark for his career and scored three times despite getting most of the second half off, Brad Kaaya threw three touchdown passes and Miami rolled past North Carolina 47-20 on Saturday. Johnson had a 90-yard touchdown run - tying the Miami record for longest rush from scrimmage - and finished with 177 yards on 19 carries for the Hurricanes (6-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). His 1-yard scoring run opened the scoring, and he turned a middle screen into a 37-yard TD catch in the third quarter. Kaaya completed 11 of 17 passes for 189 yards, and now has 20 touchdown passes in his freshman season. Clive Walford had two touchdown grabs, the first Miami tight end to do so since Greg Olsen in 2005.
Quarterback Marquise Williams had a pair of touchdown runs and Cayson Collins returned a fumble 39 yards for a score for North Carolina (4-5, 2-3). It was over by halftime, with Miami up 30-6 and leading 322-57 in total yards - dominating defensive numbers against a team that had topped the 35-point mark five times in its first eight games this season. The Hurricanes paid homage to their past, putting Russell Maryland and Jerome Brown in the team's Ring of Honor and honoring Jim Kelly as the headline attraction of their homecoming weekend. "Now we're on the right track to making sure we turn The U program around right here today by beating North Carolina," Kelly told the crowd at halftime. "This is the year we turn the whole thing around." - AP Sports
10/28/14 - OCT 27 ACC OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Duke Johnson, Miami, Jr., RB, 5-9, 206, Miami, Fla.,...Johnson rushed for a career-high 249 yards on 29 carries to lead the Hurricanes to a 30-6 victory over Virginia Tech on ESPNís Thursday Night Football. Johnson became the first Miami running back to surpass 200 yards rushing in a game since Willis McGahee did so against Virginia Tech in 2002, and just the fourth player in school history overall. Johnsonís 249 yards rushing were the second-most ever in a single game by a Hurricane and moved him past the 1,000-yard milestone for the season. In addition, Johnson caught his first touchdown pass of the year and led the team with 37 receiving yards. - ACC football
10/25/14 - Virginia Tech didn't face Duke Johnson when it played Miami last season. The Hokies would be happy to never see him again, either. Johnson ran for 249 yards and scored two touchdowns, and Miami raced to a 24-0 halftime lead, then took the ball away on the Hokies' first three possessions after halftime to prevent a comeback in a 30-6 victory Thursday night. "I thought that was one of the better running backs, maybe the best that we've ever tried to tackle," Hokies coach Frank Beamer said about Johnson, who had 29 times. Beamer later called Johnson the best back he's seen in "forever." The Hurricanes (5-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) outgained Virginia Tech 255-36 in the first half in taking the 24-0 lead, then stymied the Hokies' hopes of coming back by forcing fumbles on three consecutive drives. The first takeaway came after an impressive march to Miami's 1 as Deon Bush stripped Marshawn Williams and made the recovery, too.
Miami's victory came after a 55-34 romp against Cincinnati in its last game, and came as Johnson topped the 100-yard mark for the fourth game in a row. The two might go hand in hand, center Shane McDermott said. "We executed when we needed to execute, and we have Duke Johnson in the backfield," he said. "When he shines like that, it makes us look very good." Johnson, who missed the game against the Hokies last season with a broken right ankle, made it look easy. "It was amazing. Green grass in front of me," he said. - AP Sports
10/25/14 - University of Miami junior running back Duke Johnson broke off a couple of big runs in the first quarter Thursday night and knew something big was in store. "You kind of felt it was going to be a good night," Johnson said. His premonition was right. The lightning-fast Johnson rushed for career-high 249 yards and scored two touchdowns, leading Miami to a 30-6 blowout of Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium. The Hurricanes (5-3, 2-2) picked up a critical Atlantic Coast Conference victory, as they are trying to keep pace in the wide-open Coastal Division. Meanwhile, the Hokies (4-4, 1-3) severely debilitated their division title hopes with their third loss to a division opponent. "You can't expect things to magically turn around, but we'll get it right," Hokies defensive tackle Corey Marshall said. Johnson became the first player to rush for more than 200 yards against the Hokies since North Carolina's Giovani Bernard gained 262 yards in a 2012 game. Johnson, who had 29 carries, is the first Miami player to eclipse the 200-yard mark since Willis McGahee had 205 against the Hokies in 2002.
"When Duke Johnson is in the backfield, he's going to make the plays," Hurricanes senior center Shane McDermott said. Hurricanes sophomore running back Gus Edwards rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Miami amassed 364 yards on 53 attempts, the highest rushing output allowed by the Hokies in Frank Beamer's 28 seasons as head coach. Miami's defense narrowly missed pitching its first shutout since a 45-0 win over Florida A&M on Sept. 2, 2010, giving up a touchdown in the final minutes. The Hurricanes held the Hokies to 262 total yards, Virginia Tech's lowest total since gaining 212 against Alabama in the 2013 season opener. Virginia Tech sustained its worst home loss since a 41-7 setback to Florida State in 1989, Beamer's third season as head coach. - The Sports Xchange
10/11/14 - Duke Johnson became Miami's career leader in all-purpose yards, Brad Kaaya threw three touchdown passes plus ran for another, and the Hurricanes defeated Cincinnati 55-34 on Saturday. Phillip Dorsett caught two long touchdown passes for Miami, Clive Walford also had a touchdown catch and Tyriq McCord added a 46-yard interception return for another score for the Hurricanes - who have topped Cincinnati 11 straight times. Johnson finished with 162 rushing yards on only 10 carries and Joe Yearby added 113 on eight carries for Miami (4-3), giving the Hurricanes two 100-yard runners in the same game for the first time since 2003. Gus Edwards had a 40-yard touchdown run with 9:02 remaining for Miami.
Playing with bruised ribs, Gunner Kiel completed 31 of 57 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns for the Bearcats (2-3), but was also intercepted three times. Carter Jacobs had a 27-yard fumble return for a late score for Cincinnati, which got three touchdowns in the first 11 minutes of the fourth quarter. Miami outgained Cincinnati 621-422 and got points on nine of its first 13 possessions. Johnson had a career-long 80-yard run for a score in the first quarter for Miami. He now has 4,427 all-purpose yards, passing Santana Moss' mark of 4,394 and doing so in 14 fewer games. - AP Sports