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Miami gives Coker a going-away victory over Nevada

Jan 1, 2007 - 6:17 AM BOISE, Idaho (Ticker) -- The Miami Hurricanes made sure outgoing coach Larry Coker would depart with happy memories.

Kirby Freeman threw two touchdowns as the Hurricanes posted a 21-20 victory over Nevada in the MPC Computers Bowl.

Freeman completed 11-of-19 passes for 272 yards, one interception and one rushing score for Miami, which relieved Coker of his coaching position on November 24 but allowed him to guide the Hurricanes against the Wolf Pack.

Randy Shannon, the team's defensive coordinator, was name Coker's replacement on December 8. The Hurricanes finished their season with a 7-6 record.

"Larry Coker and Randy Shannon are both gentlemen," Miami athletic director Paul Dee said. "This wouldn't have worked for us unless we were dealing with two fine people."

Freeman rushed for a one-yard score in the first quarter to give Miami a 7-0 lead, then threw a 52-yard TD pass to Ryan Moore with 2:14 left in the second period to help the Hurricanes to a 14-11 advantage at halftime.

Sam Shields caught a pass from Freeman in the third quarter and scooted 78 yards to give Miami a 21-14 lead with 6:12 in the period. Shields caught four passes for 101 yards while Moore had two catches for 96 as Coker finished with 60 wins in 75 games as Miami coach.

"I still love these players," Coker said. "And I'm very happy for the win."

Jeff Rowe went 19-of-30 for 203 yards, one touchdown and one interception for Nevada (8-5), which lost its last two games of the season.

"We had our chances," Nevada coach Chris Ault said. "That's what is tough. We had our opportunities, and just didn't make the right play at the right time."

Rowe led the Wolf Pack to two fourth-quarter field goals to cut the Hurricanes' lead to 21-20, but his lone interception was picked off by freshman cornerback Chavez Grant at the Miami 36 with 27 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

"That last pass Jeff just threw a tenth of a second late," Ault said. "But it was a great game."








  • MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIAMI FL 7 7 7 0 21
    NEVADA 2 9 3 6 20 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MIAMI FL - TD, KIRBY FREEMAN 1 YD RUN (JON
    PEATTIE KICK), 10:40. MIAMI FL
    7-0
    NEVADA - SAFETY, PENALTY ON - TEAM IN END ZONE
    14:55. MIAMI FL 7-2
    2ND QUARTER: N

    Dec 31 11:07 PM
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  • MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    FG NEVADA
    BRETT JAEKLE 40 YD
    MIAMI FL 21
    NEVADA 20 9:25 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Miami vs. NevadaDec 31 10:42 PM


  • MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    FG NEVADA
    BRETT JAEKLE 44 YD
    MIAMI FL 21
    NEVADA 17 14:20 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Miami vs. NevadaDec 31 10:26 PM


  • MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIAMI FL 7 7 7 21
    NEVADA 2 9 3 14 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MIAMI FL - TD, KIRBY FREEMAN 1 YD RUN (JON
    PEATTIE KICK), 10:40. MIAMI FL
    7-0
    NEVADA - SAFETY, PENALTY ON - TEAM IN END ZONE
    14:55. MIAMI FL 7-2
    2ND Q

    Dec 31 10:14 PM


  • MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    TD MIAMI FL
    SAM SHIELDS 78 YD PASS FROM KIRBY FREEMAN
    (JON PEATTIE KICK)
    MIAMI FL 21
    NEVADA 14 5:59 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    FG NEVADA
    BRETT JAEKLE 31 YD
    MIAMI FL 14
    NEVADA 14 6:22 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    NCAAF HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    NEVADA 2 9 11 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MIAMI FL - TD, KIRBY FREEMAN 1 YD RUN (JON
    PEATTIE KICK), 10:40. MIAMI FL
    7-0
    NEVADA - SAFETY, PENALTY ON - TEAM IN END ZONE
    14:55. MIAMI FL 7-2
    2ND QUART

    Dec 31 9:08 PM


  • MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    FG NEVADA
    BRETT JAEKLE 33 YD
    MIAMI FL 14
    NEVADA 11 0:05 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    TD MIAMI FL
    RYAN MOORE 52 YD PASS FROM KIRBY FREEMAN
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    MIAMI FL 14
    NEVADA 8 1:46 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    TD NEVADA
    MARKO MITCHELL 27 YD PASS FROM JEFF ROWE
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    MIAMI FL 7
    NEVADA 8 3:38 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Miami vs. NevadaDec 31 8:52 PM


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    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIAMI FL 7 7
    NEVADA 2 2 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MIAMI FL - TD, KIRBY FREEMAN 1 YD RUN (JON
    PEATTIE KICK), 10:40. MIAMI FL
    7-0
    NEVADA - SAFETY, PENALTY ON - TEAM IN END ZONE
    14:55. MIAMI FL 7-2

    Dec 31 8:15 PM


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    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    SAFETY NEVADA
    PENALTY ON - TEAM IN END ZONE
    MIAMI FL 7
    NEVADA 2 0:05 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Miami vs. NevadaDec 31 8:14 PM


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    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
    TD MIAMI FL
    KIRBY FREEMAN 1 YD RUN
    (JON PEATTIE KICK)
    MIAMI FL 7
    NEVADA 0 4:20 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Miami vs. NevadaDec 31 8:00 PM