NCAA Game Summary - Savannah State at Miami-Florida|
(Saturday, September 21st)
Final Score: (16) Miami-Florida 77, Savannah State 7
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Gus Edwards totaled 113 yards and three
touchdowns on 12 carries, as No. 16 Miami-Florida used a strong first half
to blitz Savannah State, 77-7, in the first-ever meeting between the
Dallas Crawford scored twice more on the ground, Duke Johnson added a TD rush
and Eduardo Clements finished with 75 yards on 11 attempts for the Hurricanes
(3-0), who showed no signs of slowing down two weeks after a narrow win over
The combined efforts of Stephen Morris, Ryan Williams and Gray Crow under
center accounted for 20-of-23 completions for 313 yards and four touchdowns.
Stacey Coley posted a 25-yard TD reception and returned a kick 88 yards for
another score, while Allen Hurns, Beau Sandland and Crawford each hauled in a
scoring pass for Miami.
"I think we learned about a lot of individuals," Hurricanes head coach Al
Golden said. "Ryan Williams stepped up. I thought Gus Edwards stepped up. Beau
Sandland stepped up."
DeQuan Daniels exploded for a 75-yard touchdown run for the Tigers (1-3), who
have already surrendered 240 points this season, including two defeats where
their opponents have topped the 70-point plateau.
Four players attempted at least one pass for Savannah State, with starter
Antonio Bostick the best of the bunch with 23 yards and two interceptions on
"I know we had some quirky things happen at the same time we moved the ball at
times," Savannah State head coach Earnest Wilson III said. "We exposed them at
times. So we've just got to keep working and keep getting better."
Coming off a bye week, the Hurricanes' offense moved at gale force in the
opening quarter, going up 21-0 thanks to a 4-yard scoring run from Crawford,
an 80-yard connection from Morris to Hurns and a 2-yard TD push from Johnson.
Williams found Crawford for a 5-yard touchdown early in the second and his 25-
yard catch-and-run with Coley boosted Miami to a 35-0 edge. The lead ballooned
to 49-0 by halftime on scoring runs of 16 yards by Crawford and one yard by
In the third quarter, Crow's 13-yard TD strike to Sandland and a 3-yard
run to paydirt from Edwards pushed the Hurricanes' lead to 63-0.
Savannah State finally found the scoreboard on the long run from Daniels, but
the 'Canes responded twice before the period was through, going up 77-7 on
Coley's 88-yard kickoff return plus Edwards' 9-yard scamper to the end zone.
The Hurricanes totaled 324 yards on the ground en route to 637 yards of total
offense, limiting Savannah State to just 183 yards overall ... Zach Hutchenson
finished 4-of-10 for 21 yards and was also picked off twice for the Tigers,
whose quarterbacks were sacked four times in the loss ... Hurns totaled 100
yards on two catches, while Sandland led all receivers with six catches and
racked up 76 yards ... Johnson totaled 59 yards rushing.
09/22 00:53:26 ET