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Miami pushes winning streak to two games

This Miami team likes to streak

NCAA Football: Miami at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Miami has done it again! This is the second time this season that the ‘Canes are on a two or more game winning streak. After starting the season with four straight wins, it is not crazy to think that the Hurricanes can do that again.

North Carolina State and Duke stand in the way of Miami finishing the regular season on a four game winning streak and a 8-4 record.

For the second time in two weeks, the ‘Canes were able to successfully run the ball, posting 222 rushing yards against Virginia.

So what are the conclusions from the Virginia game? If Miami can successfully run the ball they have an excellent chance of winning. They are 6-1 this season when rushing for at least 100 yards. In fact, during the four game losing streak, the ‘Canes averaged two yards per carry. In Miami’s last loss, they averaged half a yard per rush, which is the lowest since the 2013 bowl game against Louisville.

The offensive line has continued its improved play, only allowing one sack for the second week in a row.

Until this past Saturday, the ‘Canes had not recovered four fumbles in a single game since North Carolina State in 2012.

So what can Miami expect from the Wolfpack this Saturday?

NC State has a balanced offense, where they are able to effectively utilize both the run and pass game. They gain about the same amount of yards per game as Miami, but they struggle when it comes to scoring.

On defense, they allow about ten yards less per game than Miami. In terms of scoring, they have only given up more than 25 points in a game twice this season.

This game has the potential to become a slugfest. How do you think it will go?