Miami starting a redshirt freshman at a key position on Saturday afternoon vs. Duke.

Laurance Seymore earned the start at right guard against the Blue Devils this week. Seymore is starting in place of Justice Oluwaseun, who is dealing with an injury.

It’s the first career start for Seymore at Miami.

Seymore appeared in 2 games last season. He also played in Miami’s season-opening win over Bethune-Cookman earlier this year.

Miami has dealt with numerous injuries on its offensive line so far in 2022. Left tackle Zion Nelson hasn’t been healthy all year, only appearing in the Texas A&M game. Center Jakai Clark has also been banged up, but he is playing vs. the Blue Devils on Saturday.

This is a must-win game for the Canes, who are trying to stay alive in the ACC Coastal race. Miami enters this week trailing North Carolina by 1.5 games in the division standings.

Miami is a 10-point favorite over Duke.