After defeating UAB last Thursday, the Hurricanes are ranked No. 17 in the AP Top 25 college football poll, the team’s highest ranking since 2018.
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From watching the game on television, it looked like a normal football game was being played, but there was nothing normal about Miami’s Thursday night matchup against the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The Miami Hurricanes were prolific for swaths of Thursday’s season-opening win over the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers at Hard Rock Stadium.
The redshirt senior quarterback accounted for 141 passing yards and 83 rushing yards, with one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown. In doing so, he kept alive his FBS record streak of 16 consecutive games with both a passing and rushing touchdown.
The Hurricanes are hosting the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1-0) at 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium in the first Atlantic Coast Conference game of the season.
With Rousseau gone, the defensive end responsibilities will fall more heavily on AAC Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-AAC award winner Quincy Roche and Jaelan Phillips, a transfer from UCLA who was the highest-ranked signee in the nation in 2017.
Former Florida International University placekicker Jose Borregales transferred to Miami as a graduate student in the offseason and he will provide a level of consistency to the kicking game that has been absent since the graduation of former UM placekicker Michael Badgley in 2017.