Miami starting receiver Rashawn Scott has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, the school announced Saturday.
Scott ranks second on the team with 512 yards receiving and three touchdowns on 35 catches.
In addition, starting linebackers Eddie Johnson and Denzel Perryman stayed home in Miami, and starting safety Deon Bush is also out with an injury. Perryman has a sprained ankle, and Johnson has not met the requirements for team travel.
Being without four starters is clearly not ideal for Miami, which faces Virginia on Saturday afternoon. Miami has the inside track to win the Coastal Division, but the Hurricanes have to win their final two ACC games to do so. Virginia has won two straight in the series and four of the last six, so breaking through with a win will be made more difficult without some of its top contributors this season.