Miami 34, Florida Atlantic 6

Date - Friday, August 30, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Sun Life Stadium
Attendance - 50151

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Florida Atlantic 0 3 3 0 6
Miami 3 17 14 0 34

Recap


Miami (Fla.) 34, Florida Atlantic 6: Duke Johnson rushed for a career-high 186 yards and a score and Herb Waters added a 63-yard touchdown run as the Hurricanes opened their season with a comfortable win over the visiting Owls.

Johnson, the runner-up to Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd for preseason ACC Player of the Year, is already nearly 20 percent of the way to his 2012 rushing total. The electrifying sophomore ran for 947 yards last season and began this season with a 53-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter.

Stephen Morris threw for 160 yards and a touchdown for Miami, which is looking to build on its 7-5 record from last season. The Hurricanes, who did not play in the ACC title game or a bowl game last season due to self-imposed sanctions, have eight days to prepare for next Saturday's showdown against No. 10 Florida.

Waters broke open the game with his touchdown on a reverse with 4:43 left in the third quarter. Miami's Dallas Crawford capped the scoring with a 4-yard run late in the period. 

Florida Atlantic converted just 6-of-19 third downs in its first game as a member of Conference USA. Jaquez Johnson and Greg Hankerson combined to go 16-of-31 for 117 yards for the Owls, while their rushing attack needed 43 attempts to rush for 133 yards. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Florida Atlantic dropped to 1-26 all-time against teams from BCS conferences. … Miami’s offense produced five plays of at least 30 yards. … The Hurricanes’ defense, which allowed more yards (5,837) and points (366) than any team in school history in 2012, had not held an opponent to six points or fewer since a 6-3 win over South Florida on Nov. 19, 2011.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:46
Miami   FG  Miami 3 - Florida Atlantic 0
2nd Quarter - 13:03
Miami   TD  Miami 10 - Florida Atlantic 0
2nd Quarter - 8:30
Florida Atlantic   FG  Miami 10 - Florida Atlantic 3
2nd Quarter - 6:02
Miami   FG  Miami 13 - Florida Atlantic 3
2nd Quarter - 2:00
Miami   TD  Miami 20 - Florida Atlantic 3
3rd Quarter - 10:30
Florida Atlantic   FG  Miami 20 - Florida Atlantic 6
3rd Quarter - 4:43
Miami   TD  Miami 27 - Florida Atlantic 6
3rd Quarter - 1:06
Miami   TD  Miami 34 - Florida Atlantic 6
TEAMS

Team Records

  Florida Atlantic Miami
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Florida Atlantic Miami
Score 6 34
First Downs 18 20
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-19
32%
4-for-14
29%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-3
33%
Total Yards 250 503
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 43-133 38-303
Average/Rush 3.1 8.0
Passing
Comp-Att 16-32 18-31
Passing Yards 117 200
Average/Pass Play 3.2 6.2
Penalties-Yards 3-25 8-67
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 33:18 26:42

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Johnson 11/20 83 0 0
G. Hankerson 5/11 34 0 0
Miami (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Morris 15/27 160 1 1
R. Williams 3/4 40 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Wallace 10 34 3.4 0
J. Johnson 15 30 2.0 0
D. Juste 7 28 4.0 0
G. Hankerson 6 22 3.7 0
M. Jackson 5 19 3.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Johnson 19 186 9.8 1
H. Waters 1 63 63.0 1
E. Clements 6 23 3.8 0
G. Edwards 6 19 3.2 0
S. Morris 1 16 16.0 0
D. Crawford 2 6 3.0 1
M. Hagens 1 2 2.0 0
R. Williams 1 -10 -10.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. German III 3 34 11.3 0
J. Wallace 2 23 11.5 0
L. Whitehead 1 18 18.0 0
J. Stoshak 2 18 9.0 0
W. Dukes 2 12 6.0 0
D. Richardson 2 9 4.5 0
N. Dorvilus 2 5 2.5 0
A. Deleon 1 1 1.0 0
M. Jackson 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
H. Waters 2 49 24.5 0
D. Johnson 1 38 38.0 0
A. Hurns 5 34 6.8 0
C. Walford 3 34 11.3 1
R. Scott 2 28 14.0 0
S. Coley 2 19 9.5 0
P. Dorsett 2 14 7.0 0
S. Morris 1 -16 -16.0 0