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Miami’s Jacory Harris and Team Take on Virginia Tech

HIGHLIGHTS:  Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Tech

Game time:  3:30

Quarterback Jacory Harris salutes Miami’s fans following a 38-34 win over Florida State. Virginia Tech’s defense hopes not to allow another such celebration today.

BLACKSBURG — Soon after Nekos Brown started watching video footage this week of Miami’s offense, he noticed one thing that separates the Hurricanes’ quarterback, Jacory Harris, from most quarterbacks whose video Brown studies.

Hurricanes in good hands with Harris

‎”Not a lot of quarterbacks are as comfortable as he looks in the pocket,” said Brown, Virginia Tech’s senior defensive end.Therein lies the challenge today for Brown and the Hokies’ defense. They want to rattle Harris, a sophomore, any way they can — preferably by sacking him, though they’ll settle for hurrying him into a bad throw. This is their objective every week, of course, and they have achieved it, for the most part, through three games this season. But it becomes even more important today, because so much of Harris’ success this season results from the time and space his blockers give him.

Even with his arm numb, Jacory Harris emerges as true leader

Harris enters today’s 3:30 p.m. game at Lane Stadium having been sacked just once in two games, during which he has completed 69.5 percent of his passes for 656 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. An even wilder stat: Miami’s opponents, Florida State and Georgia Tech, were credited with zero quarterback hurries.  Read more here

Player BIO:  Jacory Harris

Archive 2008 (FRESHMAN):Earned ACC Rookie of the Week three times after wins against Charleston Southern, at Duke and at Virginia … Played in all 13 games for the Hurricanes and started the season opener against Charleston Southern, becoming the first freshman since Bernie Kosar in 1983 to start the season opener at quarterback …

Jacory Harris
Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore
Hometown:
Miami, Fla.
High School:
Northwestern HS
Height / Weight:
6-4 / 190
Position:
Quarterback
Experience:

Also started the final game of the season against Cal in the Emerald Bowl … Threw for 190 yards in first collegiate start against Charleston Southern while completing 16-of-26 passes and tossing first career touchdown … Had a career-day accounting for five touchdowns (four passing, one rushing) in win at Duke in which he completed a career-high 18 passes in 28 attempts for 185 yards and finished with 228 yards of total offense … Rallied Miami to a 24-17 overtime win at Virginia, engineering a 15-play, 95-yard drive that lasted 7:06 at the end of regulation – capped off by a 26-yard game-tying TD toss … Also threw the go-ahead TD in OT and finished 12-of-21 for 160 yards … Completed 13-of-18 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns at Georgia Tech …Completed 12-of-20 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown at NC State … Scored first collegiate touchdown on a 30-yard run against Charleston Southern and ran for another TD at Duke … Caught a 17-yard pass on double-reverse against Duke … Threw for a career-high 194 yards with a career-best 25 completions on 41 attempts against Cal in the Emerald Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL: Led Northwestern to a 30-0 record, the state championship and the national championship, as chosen by USA Today and Sports Illustrated … Shattered numerous Miami-Dade County records … Threw 49 touchdown passes against only six interceptions. Completed 222 of 333 passes (66.7 percent) for 3,445 yards … His 49 TD passes broke Robert Marve’s state record and now ranks second in state history … In 2006, set county records with 2,920 yards passing and 38 touchdowns, while completing 194 of 285 passes, with only six interceptions … Named Miami-Dade’s Class 6A-5A Offensive Player of the year by the Miami Herald and Most Valuable Player of the 6A state championship game … Coached by Billy Rolle. Named a Parade All-American and selected All-State by Florida Sportswriters Association … Selected as the EA Sports National Player of the Year … Ranked as the No. 7 pro-style quarterback, the No. 29 player in Florida and the No. 206 player overall by Rivals.com … Named the No. 20 quarterback by ESPN … Selected as a PrepStar All-American … Ranked No. 15 on the Miami Herald South Florida Top 25.

Jacory Harris Northwestern High School Football Stats 07-08 – MaxPreps

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POSTED BY:  Kane Reed (Sports Writer)

SOURCE:  University of Miami Sports

Christian Ponder Pivotal Player, Leader for FSU Football

TALLAHASSEE — The staple of Florida State’s two national championship runs was consistency at quarterback.

For the first time in what feels like forever for FSU coach Bobby Bowden, the Seminoles have an unquestioned starter and leader at the position in Christian Ponder. This season Ponder isn’t fighting to keep his job. It’s his.

FSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher chose Ponder as the starter in 2008 from of a three-way battle between D’Vontrey Richardson and three-year starter Drew Weatherford. Ponder earned most of the work, but Richardson, who is now playing professional baseball, was used in specific packages and challenged for the starting role through the first half of the season.

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Talented freshman E.J. Manuel is Ponder’s backup this season, but this is Ponder’s team.

“This year that distraction has went away,” Fisher said. “And it’s had a good impact on him to increase the comfort zone.”  Read full story here

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Seminoles Talk Miami Rivalry

Fox Sports Video Highlights:  Florida State coaches and players talk about their opening game with in-state rival Miami. Find out how meaningful the Seminoles see this game.  See Video below

FSU’s Seminoles Quarterback Christian Ponder Progressing

The play wasn’t a game-changer or even particularly memorable. Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder, facing second and 15 from his own 36 late in the opening half of the Champs Sports Bowl against Wisconsin, faked a handoff and looked left for receiver Greg Carr, who was running a post pattern. But a cornerback was playing off, and a safety rolled over to help.

“That made the post dead,” Ponder said. He then glanced right for receiver Taiwan Easterling, who had lined up in the slot and was running a down-and-out toward the first-down marker. But Ponder realized the other corner was well-positioned to make a play. “That was dead, too,” he said. What to do now? Well, he searched for his third option, receiver Bert Reed, who was running an underneath route toward the right sideline.  Read full story here

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Posted by:  Kane Reed (Sports Writer)

Source:  ESPN College Football

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