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Saturday, October 11, 2008
Halftime update: Miami 10, UCF 7


Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

  

It's time to see Jacory Harris.

For more than, say, three passes.

The Knights' secondary is good -- it entered this game tied with North Carolina for first in the nation in interceptions with 12 -- but Miami quarterback Robert Marve is also struggling.

He's lucky at this point he's only thrown three interceptions, because it could easily have been four by now.

The Knights' defense has kept them in this game, and UCF is giving Miami a headache it doesn't need right now, especially at home. UCF is bringing pressure, but two of Marve's interceptions were poor decisions. The second, which resulted in a touchdown, was thrown right into coverage.

Central Florida's offensive line is doing a great job of blocking up front, but Miami has done a much better job of making stops on third-down conversions. Seven possessions for the Knights, seven punts.

Graig Cooper is playing well with Javarris James still out -- he's averaging 5.1 yards per carry -- but both teams can't get anything going offensively. All the more reason to see what Harris can do now.