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Miami Hurricanes, led by WR Rashawn Scott, spreading the ball around

UM wide receiver Rashawn Scott, shown against Nebraska, has 18 catches for 278 yards and a touchdown this season.
UM wide receiver Rashawn Scott, shown against Nebraska, has 18 catches for 278 yards and a touchdown this season. AP

Fourteen Miami Hurricanes have caught at least one pass this season — nine in the last game against Nebraska.

Fifth-year senior Rashawn Scott, who missed 2014 with shoulder/clavicle injuries, leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in receiving with 91 yards a game. Scott has 18 catches for 278 yards and a touchdown.

“It’s amazing,’’ Scott said of quarterback Brad Kaaya’s ability to spread the ball. “I can’t say what he’s thinking. His brain is bigger than mine.

“We love it. We ain’t complaining.”

Joining the Canes (3-0) at Cincinnati (2-2) will be slot receiver Braxton Berrios, who sprained a knee in the opener but said he is now completely healthy.

“I feel good,” said Berrios, with 21 catches for 232 yards and three touchdowns last season as a true freshman less than a year removed from an ACL tear. “I’m back. The whole training staff has taken care of me.

“We talked about it all summer and now we’re about it. We’re starting to be really consistent and that’s the main thing we’re trying to drive home. When it’s your turn, do your job.”

Berrios indicated he feels no pressure to keep scoring, despite Cincinnati’s prolific offense. He said the Canes’ confidence level is high now.

“We’re going to focus on us. We’re going to do our job. It has gotten us to 3-0, so we’re going to keep going down that path.

“As I know, you know and everybody else knows, college football has been crazy this year as far as close games and comebacks and all that. We’re really ready to go and get this ball rolling.”

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