Miami easily beat a sub par opponent 45-0. They endured an hour and 15 minute rain delay to do so.
And the third and fourth quarters were just 10 minutes long, in a somewhat odd night.
At times they looked good, and others very good, despite a slow start.
Hopefully injuries to Stacy Coley and Braxton Berrios are not too serious.
The particulars below.
- The new Sun Life Stadium is fantastic.
Really looks like a completely different stadium pic.twitter.com/UxtUtHDqEV— Alejandro Narciso (@Ale_Narciso1) September 5, 2015
- Player of the Game, Corn Elder was all over the field with a sack, TFL, and pass defended in the 1st quarter alone. He capped a great 1st half with an easy 2nd quarter TD on a punt return (that was oddly overturned for a fair catch/wave away call?) but later got one back the refs couldn't take away. Someone is ready to bust out.
- Trent Harris really really good both rushing the passer and against the run.
Trent Harris with the boom. Well then.— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) September 6, 2015
- Mark Walton (10-85 and a score) can really play, and showed very good burst between the tackles as well as on the outside.
- All very good signs below. Scott looked sensational.
So, to recap--Hunter Knighton's been on the field, Rashawn Scott has a TD catch and Rayshawn Jenkins has a pick. Huge for those three.— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) September 6, 2015
- Brad Kaaya (16 for 27, 173 2 TDs 0 INT) was pretty sharp, despite the fact he probably can/will be better as the season progresses.
- Love this!!
SACK DINNER - Norton drops the QB for a three-yard loss on 1st down, Miami's fourth sack of the night; #Canes leading 38-0 with 8:21 left— Hurricanes Football (@CanesFootball) September 6, 2015
- Valuable PT for some depth players, and Trayone Gray got a nifty late score.:
Rosier debut at 5:06 of the third. Hands to Gray. Also in: Langham, Brown (RG), McDermott (LT) Gauthier (LG), St. Louis (RT), Knighton (C)— Matt Porter (@mattyports) September 6, 2015
- He's not going anywhere before the season starts (or 1 game in). What's the point?!
Banner over Sun Life Stadium at Miami Hurricanes season opener: "Temple Coach=Temple Results. Fire. Al. Golden." pic.twitter.com/2FAtVoxcVf— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) September 5, 2015
- The first half (pre delay) was somewhat sluggish, and the offensive line did not look anything close to dominant (Trevor Darling got beat for a 3rd Q sack as well). They mostly woke up after the break though.
Art KEhoe is gonna have his work cut out for him this year— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) September 6, 2015
- The call on Elder's (first) TD was mysterious at best.
RT @mattyports: Waters crossed his hands across his midsection,which ref interpreted Waters giving himself up<~how is that even reviewable?— proCanes.com (@proCanes) September 5, 2015
- 1 hour 15 minute weather delay is never fun.
- I am not saying Adidas is doing a bad job furnishing "The U." But what's with the weird font?
Some weird fonts for the names on the back of @CanesFootball jerseys pic.twitter.com/UiN7c2fYiI— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) September 5, 2015
- Here's hoping Braxton Berrios isn't too seriously injured......
Oh crap. That doesn't look good. https://t.co/MGxObLksul— Kerri (@Hurricane_Kerri) September 5, 2015
- Stacy Coley also missed most of the game with an ankle injury.
Walton looks like he can run against anyone. Joe Yearby ran hard as well. Nick Linder is going to be a star type C. The rest of the O line still needs work.
They looked dominant, but how much can you take away considering the opponent. Jenkins and Artie Burns with the picks were clutch though. It still looks like they generally require blitzes to generate pressure. Al-Quadin Muhammad needs to be a difference maker. Overall a great night for this unit though. Shut outs are nice!
Special teams -
Can Elder be the game changer they haven't had since Coley's freshman year?
They came out so much better after the delay. Does that count as an adjustment? Again, hard to take too much away because it was just Bethune Cookman.