GAMEDAY College Football

Miami 70, Bethune-Cookman 13

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Mario Cristobal ran through the smoke alongside the Miami Hurricanes as they entered the field, grabbed his headset and gave someone on the sideline a hug.

It was the first of many celebratory moments in Cristobal's debut game as Miami's coach.

Henry Parrish rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns, Tyler Van Dyke passed for two more scores and No. 16 Miami started its season by topping Bethune-Cookman 70-13. Miami rushed for seven touchdowns on the day, piled up 582 yards of offense and turned three takeaways into touchdowns.

"The goal was to be 1-0 by 7:15 tonight," Cristobal said. "And that was achieved. ... We did what we had to do."

Thaddeus Franklin rushed for two scores, while Devon Perry and Terrell Walden II also ran for touchdowns for the Hurricanes (1-0).

Gilbert Frierson had an interception return for a score, while Xavier Restrepo and Michael Redding III caught the TD passes from Van Dyke - who completed 13 of 16 passes for 193 yards. Jake Garcia completed all eight of his passes for the Hurricanes in relief.

"Amazing to start the season like that," Frierson said.

For Bethune-Cookman (0-1), Que'Shawn Byrd caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Jalon Jones.

"It gives us a measuring stick for our football team," Bethune-Cookman coach Terry Sims said. "When you play a team the caliber of the University of Miami, you have no choice but to play at your best. Our guys, I thought went out and they fought."

It was Cristobal's 12th season-opener at Miami - he had five as a player, including his redshirt year, then three as a graduate assistant and three more as a full-fledged assistant.

But this was the first, of what Miami expects to be many, with him in charge of the operation.

"The energy was through the roof," Restrepo said. "Coach Cristobal, he carries the entire team on his shoulders."

There was much to like: Van Dyke's passes were crisp, Parrish stepped up to lead an injury-depleted running back corps, Frierson had the return touchdown, Key'Shawn Smith had three kickoff returns for 184 yards - barely stepping out 17 yards from the end zone on what would have been a return score - and the Hurricanes blocked a field goal.

There also were things that will jump off the film and needs to be corrected, such as Bethune-Cookman getting seven plays of at least 20 yards, two of those being passes that wound up going for gains of 44 and 48. And a red-zone fumble also bothered Cristobal, though he blamed himself for the particulars that went wrong on that play.

"Overall, I thought we played relatively hard," Cristobal said.

THE TAKEAWAY

Bethune-Cookman: All six games have ended up as easy Miami wins - average margin 42 points - but the Wildcats can feel good about this. They scored first in four of those six matchups, the latest entry on that list coming when they converted a third-and-23 on Saturday's opening drive on the way to a field goal.

Miami: There were clearly not 56,795 people in the stands Saturday - Hard Rock Stadium holds about 65,000 for football - but that was the announced number of tickets distributed. It was the fourth-highest attendance figure for a Miami home opener since the Hurricanes moved into the Miami Dolphins' stadium 15 years ago.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter B-CMia-Fl
B-C FG 8:54 Dylan Moghaddam 29 yard field goal 3 0
Mia-Fl TD 7:00 Thaddius Franklin Jr. 4 yard TD run (Andres Borregales Extra Point) 3 7
Mia-Fl TD 0:36 Henry Parrish Jr. 5 yard TD run (Andres Borregales Extra Point) 3 14
Second Quarter B-CMia-Fl
Mia-Fl TD 12:06 Henry Parrish Jr. 6 yard TD run (Andres Borregales Extra Point) 3 21
Mia-Fl TD 11:50 Gilbert Frierson 31 yard interception return for TD (Andres Borregales Extra Point) 3 28
B-C TD 6:34 Que'shaun Byrd 34 yard TD pass from Jalon Jones (Dylan Moghaddam Extra Point) 10 28
Mia-Fl TD 4:19 Xavier Restrepo 16 yard TD pass from Tyler Van Dyke (Andres Borregales Extra Point) 10 35
Mia-Fl TD 0:39 Henry Parrish Jr. 5 yard TD run (Andres Borregales Extra Point) 10 42
Third Quarter B-CMia-Fl
B-C FG 10:30 Dylan Moghaddam 21 yard field goal 13 42
Mia-Fl TD 7:26 Michael Redding III 16 yard TD pass from Tyler Van Dyke (Andres Borregales Extra Point) 13 49
Mia-Fl TD 2:42 Thaddius Franklin Jr. 5 yard TD run (Andres Borregales Extra Point) 13 56
Fourth Quarter B-CMia-Fl
Mia-Fl TD 14:55 Devon Perry 4 yard TD run (Andres Borregales Extra Point) 13 63
Mia-Fl TD 6:48 2 yard TD run (Andres Borregales Extra Point) 13 70
Team Stats
  Bethune-Cookman Miami (FL)
First downs 14 36
  Rushing 4 16
  Passing 9 17
  Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Efficiency 5-14, 36% 7-7, 100%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 29-93 42-305
Passing Yards 249 277
Return Yards 16 215
Completions-Attempts-Int 14-27-3 21-24-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-14 0-0
Punts 4 0
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 13-95 6-48
Bethune-Cookman Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Jones 11 20 243 1 1
W. Simmons 2 3 9 0 1
T. Franklin Jr. 1 4 -3 0 1
Miami (FL) Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Van Dyke 13 16 193 2 0
J. Garcia 8 8 84 0 0
Bethune-Cookman Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Franklin Jr. 4 30 7.5 0
Q. Byrd 8 30 3.8 0
J. Jones 6 15 2.5 0
A. Thompson 4 7 1.8 0
T. Lindsey 2 4 2.0 0
W. Simmons 2 4 2.0 0
M. Riley 1 2 2.0 0
K. Ingram 1 1 1.0 0
J. Robinson III 1 0 0.0 0
Miami (FL) Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
H. Parrish Jr. 14 108 7.7 3
T. Franklin Jr. 9 78 8.7 2
. 6 42 7.0 0
. 5 41 8.2 1
D. Perry 5 31 6.2 1
B. Smith 1 6 6.0 0
J. Brown 1 2 2.0 0
T. Van Dyke 1 -3 -3.0 0
Bethune-Cookman Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Lee 5 83 16.6 0
M. Riley 2 68 34.0 0
D. Powell Jr. 2 56 28.0 0
Q. Byrd 2 34 17.0 1
D. Ellington 1 10 10.0 0
C. Reed 1 1 1.0 0
K. Averett 1 -3 -3.0 0
Miami (FL) Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
X. Restrepo 5 100 20.0 1
F. Ladson Jr. 2 33 16.5 0
M. Redding III 2 31 15.5 1
J. Skinner 1 30 30.0 0
H. Parrish Jr. 3 25 8.3 0
W. Mallory 2 21 10.5 0
E. Arroyo 1 11 11.0 0
R. Brinson 1 10 10.0 0
B. Smith 3 8 2.7 0
K. Brantley 1 8 8.0 0
Bethune-Cookman Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Miami (FL) Interceptions
Player Int Yards
G. Frierson 1 31
J. Williams 1 0
K. Kinchens 1 0
Bethune-Cookman Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Lennon 4 138 34.5
Miami (FL) Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
Bethune-Cookman Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Miami (FL) Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
X. Restrepo 1 0 0
Bethune-Cookman Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Deas 1 16 16.0
Miami (FL) Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Smith 3 184 61.3
Bethune-Cookman Missed FG
Player Length
D. Moghaddam 36
Miami (FL) Missed FG
Player Length




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