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Williams (6 TDs) sets Miami mark, Canes top Louisville 52-27

Nov. 9, 2019 8:16 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jarren Williams broke a record. Jimmy Murphy thought he broke the Turnover Chain. Senior Day was a smashing success at Miami. Williams set a school record with six touchdown passes, Dee Wiggins and Mike Harley catching two apiece, and Miami clinched bowl-eligibility with a 52-27...

Louisville visits Miami, both teams eyeing bowl eligibility

Nov. 8, 2019 12:20 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Louisville has never faced Miami linebackers Michael Pinckney and Shaquille Quarterman. The Cardinals' coach, however, remembers them well. Scott Satterfield was coaching at Appalachian State in 2016 when that school faced the Hurricanes, back when Pinckney and Quarterman were...

Miami's Bubba Bolden, hurt in celebration, out for season

Nov. 4, 2019 3:16 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The celebratory hit that Miami safety Bubba Bolden took from a teammate during the win over Florida State was a costly one for the Hurricanes. Bolden will miss the remainder of the Hurricanes' season because of an injury that happened shortly after he made a third-quarter...

Defense, Williams guide Miami to 27-10 win over Florida St.

Nov. 2, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Miami's defensive front kept coming. Florida State's offensive line had no answer. Freshman defensive end Gregory Rousseau had four of Miami's season-high nine sacks as the Hurricanes won their third straight game against Florida State, 27-10 on Saturday. "They were relentless,"...

Williams, defense guide Miami to 27-10 win over Florida St.

Nov. 2, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Freshman Jarren Williams threw for a season-best 313 yards and two touchdowns as Miami won its third straight game against Florida State, 27-10 on Saturday. Williams connected with Dee Wiggins on a 56-yard touchdown and Jeff Thomas on a 39-yard score. "I feel like this win was big...

Williams, defense guide Miami to 27-10 win over Florida St.

Nov. 2, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Freshman Jarren Williams threw for a season-best 313 yards and two touchdowns as Miami won its third straight game against Florida State, 27-10 on Saturday. Williams connected with Dee Wiggins on a 56-yard touchdown and Jeff Thomas on a 39-yard score. Cam Akers had 22 carries for...

Much on the line for Miami, Florida State in rivalry game

Nov. 1, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State and Miami meet in what seems to be a must-win situation for both teams. A victory will move the winner a step closer toward bowl eligibility. The loser will see its season move closer to the brink of disaster. Willie Taggart's future is under scrutiny in Year 2 of his...

Versatile Akers likely key figure for Florida State vs Miami

Oct. 29, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Willie Taggart was asked if he wanted to announce his starting quarterback for this week's game against Miami. After weeks of analyzing the merits of James Blackman and Alex Hornibrook, a smiling Taggart quipped: "Yeah, Cam Akers." Taggart was joking —...

Miami, FSU to meet in matchup of teams badly needing a spark

Oct. 28, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The year was 1975. Bobby Bowden was a year away from arriving at Florida State. Howard Schnellenberger was four years from taking over at Miami. Both programs were a long way from becoming perennial national championship contenders. It was a long time ago. It also was the last...

Late TD pass lifts Miami past Pittsburgh 16-12

Oct. 26, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Miami head coach Manny Diaz kept telling quarterback Jarren Williams to be ready. That at some point the Hurricanes would need him even though Diaz awarded the starting job to N'Kosi Perry. Whether Williams initially bought in to whatever Diaz was selling him is up for debate. Neither...