Miami's Duke Johnson stretches streak of 100-yard games


Miami tailback Duke Johnson extended his streak of 100-yard games to six and scored a touchdown for the ninth game in a row, but the Hurricanes lost, 30-26, to Florida State.

Miami led by 16 at one point in the first half and by 13 at halftime, but it managed just three points in the final 41:37 of the game -- a field goal with 11:01 left in the game.

Johnson had 59 yards and a touchdown on 15 first-half carries, with his longest run being nine yards. He had 71 yards on 12 carries in the second half -- including a 28-yard run -- and finished with 130 yards on 27 carries. The number of carries was the third-highest in his career and just the third time this season he had more than 20.

Johnson probably would've had more carries, but he and Miami coach Al Golden said he suffered from cramps at times during the second half.

Johnson also had four receptions for 37 yards, meaning he had touches on 31 of Miami's 74 plays from scrimmage.

Johnson averaged 4.8 yards per carry, his lowest average since the opening game, a loss to Louisville in which he averaged 4.5 yards per carry.

Miami true freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya was 16-of-34 for 316 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, on Miami's last play from scrimmage. He played well in the first half, completing 10 of his 17 pass attempts for 240 yards and two touchdowns, but he struggled in the second half (6-of-17 for 76 yards).

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