Miami Hurricanes Down FIU Panthers in Battle of Dade County

The Miami Hurricanes beat the FIU Panthers by a score 31-17 to improve their record to 3-1. Miami’s starting quarterback Malik Rosier only played one series for the Hurricanes and the Miami fans were excited to see who would play next. Rosier completed two passes out of three attempts for a total of 16 yards.

N’Kosi Perry would come into sub in for Rosier in the first quarter and he did not disappoint one bit.

Perry completed 17 out of 25 attempts while throwing for 234 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also had nine rushing attempts for 32 yards. N’Kosi was definitely player of the game for the Hurricanes.

Miami’s top rusher was Travis Homer. He had 13 rush attempts for 114 yards and one touchdown. Homer’s touchdown came in the first quarter on a 35 yard run up the middle. DeeJay Dallas also impressed and with Homer gives Miami a great 1-2 punch in the backfield.

N’Kosi’s first passing touchdown was a 26 yard completion to wide receiver Lawrence Cager to open up the second quarter. With 26 seconds before halftime, N’Kosi would throw a 12 touchdown pass to tight end Brevin Jordan.

The only scoring play in the third quarter was N’Kosi’s third touchdown pass of the game, a 17 yarder to wide receiver Lawrence Cager for his second score of the day. Miami’s defense dominated for most of the game allowing no scoring plays until the fourth quarter. Cager has already matched his career touchdown total entering the season as he has caught four scores already this season.

Two touchdown passes from FIU quarterback CJ Worton and a field goal in the fourth quarter would be the only scoring plays the Hurricanes allowed.

The Hurricanes host North Carolina to kick off ACC play next week in hopes of improving their record to 4-1. North Carolina is currently placed third in the ACC Coastal. The Hurricanes are placed 6th in the ACC Coastal. The game is on Thursday so Miami must quickly prepare and recover in a short week.

A hot topic after today’s game is whether coach Richt will start Rosier or Perry moving forward. Richt still has full confidence in Rosier’s ability to make plays and win games, as he is with Perry. This is a good problem to have for the Hurricane’s head coach.

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