NCAAF Game Recap - Bethune-Cookman at Miami (FL)
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

Clem
41
Syr
6
F
Ala
47
SCar
23
F
ArkSt
0
UGA
55
F
NWSt
14
LSU
65
F
Okla
48
UCLA
14
F
OHSt
51
Ind
10
F
NM
14
ND
66
F
Kent
16
Aub
55
F
Fla
29
KY
21
F
IdSt
0
Utah
31
F
Tex
48
Rice
13
F
Pitt
10
PSU
17
F
Mont
3
Oreg
35
F
Lamar
3
TxAM
62
F
Stan
27
UCF
45
F
AzSt
10
MSU
7
F
Iowa
18
IASt
17
F
WaSt
31
Hou
24
F
MD
17
Temp
20
F
PorSt
10
Boise
45
F
Hawaii
20
Wash
52
F
USC
27
BYU
30
F OT
FlaSt
24
UVA
31
F
UNC
18
Wake
24
F
Kans
48
BC
24
F
K St
31
MisSt
24
F
E Mi
34
Ill
31
F
NCSt
27
WVU
44
F
Furm
17
VaTec
24
F
Chat
0
Tenn
45
F
MiaOH
13
Cin
35
F
Cit
27
GATec
24
F OT
AF
30
Colo
23
F OT
Norf
7
CoCar
46
F
FlAtl
41
Ball
31
F
Akr
24
C Mi
45
F
ECU
10
Navy
42
F
Army
31
UTSA
13
F
OkSt
40
Tuls
21
F
Mem
42
SoAl
6
F
UNLV
14
NW
30
F
GaSo
32
Minn
35
F
SouLA
29
Miss
40
F
Lou
38
W Ky
21
F
ColSt
34
Ark
55
F
B-C
0
MiaFL
63
F
CAPly
7
OreSt
45
F
NorTx
17
Cal
23
F
Idaho
16
Wyo
21
F
LaTec
35
BGSU
7
F
SMiss
47
Troy
42
F
SCSt
16
SoFL
55
F
Buff
17
Lib
35
F
UMass
17
Char
52
F
Ohio
31
Marsh
33
F
GASt
10
WestMI
57
F
Murr
0
Toled
45
F
Web
13
Nev
19
F
TxSt
17
SMU
47
F
Duke
41
MidTN
18
F
UNH
17
FLInt
30
F
SEMO
0
Mizzu
50
F
TxSo
6
ULLaf
77
F
TCU
34
Purd
13
F
MoStU
6
Tul
58
F
SDSU
31
NMSt
10
F
NIU
8
Neb
44
F
TxTch
14
Ariz
28
F

Miami (FL) 63, Bethune-Cookman 0

Sep 14, 2019, 4:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

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Bethune-Cookman (1-1)

0

0

0

0

0

Miami (FL) (1-2)

7

21

14

21

63

Miami gives Diaz 1st win by beating Bethune-Cookman 63-0
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:07 PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) When former walk-on Jimmy Murphy scored his first career touchdown in the closing minutes for the Miami Hurricanes, he was tackled by an exuberant teammate, rose and performed a running handspring, climbed onto the bench, waved some team bling and pounded his chest.

He also drew a 15-yard penalty for excessive celebrating. Teammates didn't mind.

"I give it a 10," quarterback Jarren Williams said.

The Hurricanes had reason to celebrate excessively Saturday. After starting the season with two losses for the first time since 1978, they gave rookie coach Manny Diaz his first victory by beating Bethune-Cookman 63-0.

Williams threw for 254 yards and three scores. DeeJay Dallas ran for 108 yards and three touchdowns. Miami outgained the Wildcats 590-137 and held them to four first downs.

And then there was Murphy, a 5-foot-7 senior beloved by his teammates. He went viral with his wild display after a 4-yard run for the game's final score.

"I'm pretty sure it's close to when your child's born," he said. "I'll have that for life. There's nothing better than being a Hurricane."

Said Diaz: "I didn't know he could do a flip."

Miami (1-2) won its home opener to bounce back from season-opening losses at Florida and North Carolina.

"I prefer winning over losing," said Diaz, who replaced Mark Richt as coach after last season. "This is way more fun than the past two weeks."

Williams went 19 for 24 without a turnover or a sack, and his scoring passes covered 22 yards to K.J. Osborn, 32 yards to Michael Harley and 1 yard to Larry Hodges. Williams' longest throw was to Mark Pope for a 54-yard gain, and he departed late in the third quarter.

"I'm a winner," Williams said. "I hate losing more than anything. To get that first win for coach Diaz means a lot, because we play for him."

Bethune-Cookman (1-1) remained winless in five games against the Hurricanes, all since 2011, with the defeats by a combined score of 232-37.

"Obviously they're better," Wildcats coach Terry Sims said. "You can't make the mistakes we made against a team of that caliber."

The defeat was Bethune-Cookman's most lopsided since 1996.

MORE BLING

The Hurricanes' turnover chain came out for the first time in two weeks when Robert Knowles recovered a fumble at midfield in the final minute of the first half. Two plays later, with two seconds remaining, Miami made the score 28-0 on Osborn's touchdown catch.

Miami had no takeaways in last week's loss at North Carolina.

"Defensively we had a statement we had to get off our chest," tackle Pat Bethel said.

MISSED CHANCES

The Hurricanes came up empty in the red zone twice in the first half. Bubba Baxa missed a 30-yard field goal try, and they were stuffed on a fourth-and-1 run.

Miami was 0 for 5 converting thirds downs in the first half.

INJURY REPORT

Pope had three catches for 92 yards before he limped off the field late in the third quarter with an apparent left ankle injury. Diaz said the Hurricanes are hoping the injury's not serious.

THE TAKEAWAY

The schedule is favorable for the Hurricanes, whose next four games are also at home. Their only game against a ranked team is Oct. 11 at home against No. 25 Virginia.

UP NEXT

Miami: The Hurricanes play host to Central Michigan and former Florida coach Jim McElwain next Saturday. The teams have never met.

"There's plenty for us to still work on," Diaz said.

Bethune-Cookman: The Wildcats play the second of three consecutive road games Saturday at Mississippi Valley State.

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Passing

B-C Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. Williams 18 9 50.0 0 42 17 0 56.3
K. Smith 3 1 33.3 0 29 29 0 70.1
MiaFL Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Williams 24 19 79.2 3 254 54 0 150.3
N. Perry 10 7 70.0 1 79 23 0 126.7

Rushing

B-C Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Thompson 5 29 5.8 11 0
I. Washington 7 16 2.3 10 0
MiaFL Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
N. Perry 1 0 0.0 0 0
D. Dallas 12 108 9.0 51 3

Receiving

B-C Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Jackson 1 29 29.0 29 0
T. Spain 3 17 5.7 8 0
MiaFL Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Pope 3 92 30.7 54 0
K. Osborn 4 58 14.5 22 1

Fumbles

Returning

B-C KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Robinson 6 17.2 0 43 0 - 0 0
MiaFL KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Thomas 1 37.0 0 37 2 0.0 0 0
K. Osborn 0 - 0 0 1 4.0 0 4

Punting

B-C Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Coward 11 377 34.3 47
MiaFL Punt Yds Avg LgPu
L. Hedley 2 87 43.5 51

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

B-C MiaFL
Points For 0 63
Total Yards 137 590
Rushing Yards 61 257
Passing Yards 76 333
Passing Completions / Attempts 11/23 26/34
Turnovers 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 0/0
First Downs 4 26
Penalties - Yards 9/65 5/45
Time Of Possession 24:24 36:36
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/15 4/9
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 11/34 2/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter B-C MiaFL
MiaFL 4:06 TD DeeJay Dallas 1 yd run (Bubba Baxa kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter B-C MiaFL
MiaFL 3:35 TD DeeJay Dallas 51 yd run (Bubba Baxa kick) 0 14
MiaFL 14:03 TD DeeJay Dallas 1 yd run (Bubba Baxa kick) 0 21
MiaFL 14:57 TD K.J. Osborn 22 yd pass from Jarren Williams (Bubba Baxa kick) 0 28
3rd Quarter B-C MiaFL
MiaFL 4:25 TD Michael Harley 32 yd pass from Jarren Williams (Bubba Baxa kick) 0 35
MiaFL 10:24 TD Larry Hodges 1 yd pass from Jarren Williams (Bubba Baxa kick) 0 42
4th Quarter B-C MiaFL
MiaFL 0:05 TD Cam'Ron Harris 1 yd run (Bubba Baxa kick) 0 49
MiaFL 6:39 TD Larry Hodges 2 yd pass from N'Kosi Perry (Camden Price kick) 0 56
MiaFL 12:18 TD Jimmy Murphy 4 yd run (Camden Price kick) 0 63

Game Information

Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Attendance: 52,036
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