Two Hurricanes garnered accolades after Miami’s 30-12 win over Virginia Tech. Running back Duke Johnson amassed 217 all-purpose yards, including 100 rushing, and was named the Rookie of the Week for the third time. Linebacker Gabe Terry blocked a Virginia Tech punt to set up the first Miami score and was named the Specialist of the Week.
ROOKIE – Duke Johnson, Miami, Freshman, RB, 5-9, 188, Miami, Fla. Johnson notched his second 100-yard rushing game of the season, collecting 100 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries in Miami’s 30-12 win over Virginia Tech. Sixty-five of his 100 yards came in the first half on one rush, a new career long. Johnson later added a fourth quarter touchdown, his sixth rushing score of the season and first since Sept. 29 vs. NC State. He finished the night with 217 all-purpose yards, his fourth 200 yard all-purpose game of the season. Johnson had 118 returning yards on two returns, including an 81-yard scamper. He now has 13 plays of 25-plus yards, including seven for 50 or more yards.
SPECIALIST – Gabe Terry, Miami, Freshman, LB, 6-3, 215, Wellington, Fla. Terry blocked a Virginia Tech punt that led to the Miami Hurricanes’ first score of the night during their 30-12 win Thursday over the Hokies. On the Virginia Tech 41, Terry blocked the punt and it was recovered by Rayshawn Jenkins at the Virginia Tech 16 to set up the Miami score two plays later. It was Miami’s first blocked punt since 2008 against UCF and first in ACC play since 2004, also against Virginia Tech...
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