Sunday, September 2, 2012

Duke of Canes Football

Miami Hurricanes Duke Johnson celebrates a 54 yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

By Greg Cote

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- We have seen the face and the future of Miami Hurricanes football and need but a single syllable to say it:


No. Wait.


The exclamatory is necessary if you want that syllable to sound like what Duke Johnson looked like here Saturday afternoon in sparking and lifting UM to its season-opening 41-32 victory over Boston College. Read more here:

Duke Johnson on a 54 yard touchdown run in the second quarter
Duke Johnson runs for a 56 yard touchdown in his freshman debut in the third quarter.
The Canes quarterback Stephen Morris celebrates with freshman running back Duke Johnson after Johnson scores in the second quarter to put Miami in the lead.
Anthony Chickillo celebrates on the field after the Canes defeat the Eagles 31-42 in the season opener.

View The Miami Herald Photo Gallery Here, UM vs BC.

It's always great when the Canes travel to Boston. It gives me an excuse to say "leave the gun, take the canolli" at Mike's Pastry in the North End. The weather was beautiful at Alumni Stadium at Chestnut Hill. All the action was shot on a Canon Mark EOS 1D Mark IV hanging on a Black Rapid RS-7 camera strap, using the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. The older version of the Canon EF EOS 400 f2.8L IS   is mounted to the second Canon camera body. 

Here is another game story by Miami Herald writer Susan Miller Degnan.


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- The Miami Hurricanes found their quarterback.

And thanks to a baby-faced freshman named Randy “Duke” Johnson, they found their way.

Johnson ran for 135 yards on seven carries — including touchdown sprints of 54 and 56 yards — to help the Canes bounce back from a 14-0 deficit Saturday and defeat Boston College 41-32 in the season opener at Alumni Stadium. Read more here: