The Miami Hurricanes used their third and final scrimmage of fall camp to play one half of a practice game against “Bethune-Cookman’’ — well, actually, the University of Miami scout team simulating the Wildcats.
Coach Mark Richt said he spotted Bethune 24 points to begin the scrimmage. So think of it as 24-0 when the half began.
The Hurricanes scored 33 consecutive points to win 33-24.
New quarterback starter Malik Rosier played the entire scrimmage, much of it in pouring rain, at Greentree Field.
Rosier completed 18 of 32 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns.
N’Kosi Perry was 6 of 16 for 57 yards and two interceptions and Cade Weldon was 3 of 8 for 15 yards and an interception. Both played for Bethune-Cookman.
Mark Walton ran seven times for 60 yards and two touchdowns.
The scrimmage was not live for any player, meaning that no one was allowed to be tackled, partly because of the horrible weather. UM calls it “thud.’’
All-American wide receiver Ahmmon Richards, nursing a pulled hamstring, did not play. Richt said he’s not sure whether Richards will play in the opener Sept. 2 against Bethune. The Canes need to make sure he’s healthy.
Also, usual starting tackle Kendrick Norton, who has an ankle injury, did not play.
The scrimmage wasn’t truly reflective of what would have been had tackling been allowed.
Our video of Richt, which will be posted shortly, has him reading out all the stats from today.
Story will be updated.