On Tuesday afternoon, the ACC announced the 2017 conference football schedule.
When you combine that with the non-conference games that have already been confirmed, we now have our first look at the final 2017 Miami Hurricanes Football Schedule. Let’s get into it:
Game 1: home vs Bethune Cookman, September 2, 2017
This buy-game is the season-opener for the Canes. An HBCU with solid performance on the field and a great marching band, the Bethune game will be heavily attended and enjoyed by all. Miami should win this game by 40+ points. Easy win.
Game 2: road at Arkansas State, September 9, 2017
This is the back end of the home-and-home series which saw Miami host ArkSt back in 2014. Just like last year, when Miami traveled to Boone, NC to beat the brakes off Appalachian State (LMAO at them daring to talk trash to us), Miami — a premium brand in the College Football world — will be the biggest attraction ever to go to a small town, this time Jonesboro, AR. Expect another lopsided victory here.
Game 3: road at Florida State, September 16, 2017
If you don’t already know what this game means, you need more than a paragraph from me to help you out. THE marquee game every year. Period.
Game 4: home vs Toledo, September 23, 2017
The 3rd of 4 non-conference games, Miami hosts Toledo in week 4 of the 2017 season. I know this is going to sound like a broken record, but this should be an easy win, again, for Miami. Yes, Toledo has had some recent success, but Miami is a step above the teams that Toledo can beat. Season rolls on
Game 5: away at Duke, FRIDAY September 29, 2017
The last time Miami played at Duke, this happened.
Duke is now a decent program after decades of being the butt of many CFB jokes. Regardless, I’m looking forward to another win on the road here, if Miami does what they need to do.
BYE WEEK: October 7
Game 6: home vs Georgia Tech, THURSDAY October 12, 2017
Ah yes, the annual “oh-my-God-I-hate-this-offense-and-they-never-call-false-starts-although-they-false-start-every-single-play” game vs Georgia Tech. Miami has defended the triple option attack well in recent years, and Mark Richt’s teams routinely beat GT. I’m looking for both of those things to continue in this ACC Coastal matchup.
And, I thought ESPN said they weren’t giving Miami home games on Thursday night anymore? Interesting.
Game 7: home vs Syracuse, October 21, 2017
Dino Babers brings Syracuse and their explosive, up-tempo, Baylor-Spread offense to Hard Rock Stadium looking to upset the Canes. This could be one of the more challenging games of the year, because Syracuse can score with anybody, so Miami will need all phases of the game to play well. Syracuse is still building as a program, but they can be a tough challenge. Don’t overlook this game.
Game 8: away at North Carolina, October 28, 2017
Another game that could determine the ACC Coastal race, Miami travels to North Carolina this week. Like many teams in the ACC, the Tar Heels look to replace their starting QB from 2016 — Mitch Trubisky in this case — and several other top players. Of the teams in the division, North Carolina probably has the best roster talent of the Non-Miami schools, so this should be a tough test.
Game 9: home vs Virginia Tech, November 4, 2017
The defending ACC Coastal Champs, VT comes to Miami Gardens to face Miami this week. Both teams are replacing star QBs and have good, physical defenses who can take over any game at any time. This is a heavyweight matchup that could end up deciding the ACC Coastal Championship.
Game 10: home vs Notre Dame, November 11, 2017
I hate Notre Dame. I went all the way to South Bend to watch Miami lose to a terrible 4-8 team last year. Not again. I’m out for blood. I want revenge. AND I SHALL HAVE IT ON NOVEMBER 11TH!!!!!!! (ps, this is also the last Non-conference game of the year)
Game 11: home vs Virginia, November 18, 2017
Virginia is bad. Miami is good. This shouldn’t be rocket science. Another ACC Coastal Win in my book.
Game 12: away at Pittsburgh, FRIDAY November 24, 2017
Miami handled Pitt last year, but the Panthers have a solid team, and a (usually) stingy defense. With new QB Max Browne coming over from USC, the Panthers will look to employ timely passing to complement a stout running game, even with the departure of star RB James Conner.
If you want a chart of the schedule, here you go
Miami Hurricanes 2017 Football Schedule
|1||Bethune Cookman||September 2|
|2||@ Arkansas State||September 9|
|3||@ FSU||September 16|
|5||@ Duke - FRIDAY||September 29|
|7||Georgia Tech - THURSDAY||October 12|
|9||@ UNC||October 28|
|10||Virginia Tech||November 4|
|11||Notre Dame||November 11|
|13||@ Pittsburgh - FRIDAY||November 24|
And in tweet form, from UM
The 2017 schedule is out: pic.twitter.com/aKx5j3nQzt— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) January 24, 2017
So, there it is Canes. The 2017 Football Schedule. 2 Friday games, 1 Thursday HOME game, 7 home games, and FSU in week 3. I mean....ok then.
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