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The Sports Xchange

September 11, 2018 at 9:04 pm.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

–RB Travis Homer rushed for only 30 yards against LSU in the opener and had only 25 on eight carries in the first two quarters against Savannah State. But he added another 45 on nine carries in limited time in the second half as the offensive line came together. He’ll be up against a Toledo defense that held VMI to just 48 rushing yards in its only game so far.

–WR Jeff Thomas has become one of the most exciting players on the offense as well as on special teams for the Hurricanes. He is averaging over 33 yards on his six receptions with a long of 67 yards for a touchdown and had punt returns of 48 and 42 yards against Savannah. He also has three kickoff returns for 76 yards.

–DE Jonathan Garvin is Miami’s leading tackler with 16 tackles, six of them for losses. Among the latter was a sack against LSU in the opener. Toledo rushed for 213 yards in its only game, so controlling the line of scrimmage and slowing that onrush will be a key for the Hurricanes.

–S Jaquan Johnson blocked a very makeable field goal attempt in the third quarter to preserve the shutout of Savannah State. He is Miami’s second-leading tackler with 15 stops.

SERIES HISTORY: Miami has won both meetings with Toledo, including a 52-30 victory last season.

QUOTE TO NOTE: “They’re fun to watch when you’re not playing them.” — Miami coach Mark Richt, on Saturday’s opponent, defensing MAC champion Toledo.