Originally posted on Miami Herald  |  Last updated 11/3/11
The Miami Hurricanes haven't been very good on run defense this season (they rank 82nd nationally). But the pass defense hasn’t been any better. Here are some sobering, eye-opening stats on UM’s struggles: > The Hurricanes' pass efficiency defense has dropped from fifth nationally a year ago (99.12 rating) to 102nd (144.37) heading into Saturday's 3 p.m. kickoff against Duke (3-5, 1-3 ACC) at Sun Life Stadium. > UM has surrendered 12 touchdown passes on defense (they gave up nine last season) and is on pace to give up 18. The most passing TDs UM defense has surrendered since 2000 is 15, set in 2008 and 2007. > Opposing quarterbacks are completing 65.28 percent of their attempts against UM (in 2010 it was 49.7 percent). This year's number ranks 12th-worst among Football Bowl Subdivision schools. The previous completion percentage high set by opposing QBs against UM since 2000 was 56.81 in 2007. > The Hurricanes aren't only struggling to get interceptions (UM has four this
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