Hello friends! Let’s start your Monday with some Miami Hurricanes News and Notes, shall we?
Miami Hurricanes beat Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, move to 5-0
There is one undefeated ACC team: the Miami Hurricanes. After beating a game Georgia Tech team, the Canes are 5-0 and 3-0 in the ACC and in sole possession of first place. Not just in the Coastal Division, in the entire conference.
To recap the game, we had a bunch of great stuff. Here’s the list
Game Recap by Stefan Adams
3 Stars by Matt Washington
Clinic Talk: GT Game Review by Justin Dottavio
An Ode to the fans by John Pickens
And, as detailed in several of the pieces above, shoutout to the Canes’ D for holding Georgia Tech way, WAY under their season averages on pretty much every offensive stat.
GT coming into Miami:— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) October 15, 2017
Yards per game: 479.2
Rush yards: 396
Total yards: 281
Rush yards: 226
Points: 24 pic.twitter.com/G4bzw4qtXY
Yeah, that should be enough to get you caught up on Saturday’s action.
Miami ranked 7th, 8th in this week’s polls
At 5-0 (3-0), the Miami Hurricanes are one of only 8 teams in CFB that are undefeated to this point of the season. Riding a 10 game winning streak (dating back to last season), the Canes are now firmly ranked in the top 10 of both polls.
That’s awesome! I’m very happy that Miami is ranked at a level commensurate with their performance and achievement (WINNING EVERY GAME THEY’VE PLAYED THIS SEASON) to this point of the schedule.
But, that’s not the goal. That’s not the end of the road. This team will likely be favored in every remaining game on the schedule, and the solid play, AND WINNING, needs to continue. So yes, I’m happy Miami is ranked in the top 10 for the first time in recent years, but I’m not satisfied.
We got more work to do so let’s get to it.
On Deck: Syracuse Orange
Coming to Hard Rock Stadium next Saturday are the Syracuse Orange. Coming off a huge, HUGE win over #2 Clemson — the defending CFB National Champions — will likely buoy Syracuse as they prepare of this week’s game.
This game has been previously announced as a 3:30pm kick, but the University of Miami announced that TV coverage will be on ESPN for this week’s game.
To those asking, no, I don’t know what jersey combination Miami is wearing this week. But I do know that the game is on Saturday at 3:30pm and you need to be there.
Oh, and FYI, Miami opened as a 14.5 point favorite over Syracuse per VegasInsider. That’s a big number. Just look at it for now. We’ll talk about it throughout the week.
Blips on the Radar
Just a couple more links for your reading/viewing pleasure
Matt Porter of The Palm Beach Post had your day after updates from Mark Richt’s Sunday conference call.
Christy Cabrera Chirinos of The South Florida Sun-Sentinel offered her view of things from Richt’s Sunday conference call.
Susan Miller Degnan of The Miami Herald details how a “minor miracle” on Saturday could lead to a major season for the Canes.
Some highlights from the game from Miami Athletics (we’ll have our own HL video on facebook in the coming days, too)
ICYMI: Highlights from yesterday's win over Georgia Tech. pic.twitter.com/xNQSAaPwWw— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) October 15, 2017
Defense was in yesterday. Highlights: pic.twitter.com/cMz2514XXO— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) October 15, 2017
THE TURNOVER CHAIN MADE AN APPEARANCE!!! Shaq Quarterman, who recovered GT’s fumble on the final kick return to seal the game, was awarded the coveted chain on Sunday.
That’s it for today!