Good Sunday morning, Canes fam! Here are your News and Notes:
Canes beat Toledo Rockets 49-24, move to 2-1 on the year
Miami took the show on the road and played at another mid-major school. And, just like when Miami went to Appalachian State in 2016, Miami outclassed the home team on the way to a big victory.
- Here’s our Game Recap by Austin Pert
- Here’s our 3 Stars by Matt Washington
- Here’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly by me
- Miami’s offense came alive according to Dylan Sherry
In the course of the game, several players had standout performances.
Oh hey Jeff Thomas! Big game for No. 4 against Toledo. pic.twitter.com/LwQux0N7gg— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 15, 2018
No. 2 pass-rush grade in the nation among interior D-Linemen coming into the week https://t.co/3WuNVwGh5P— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) September 15, 2018
He’s helped himself a ton so far this season. Interior DL name to keep an eye on. https://t.co/lEtLVoc90H— J Reid (@JReidNFL) September 15, 2018
It was closer than it should have been for a time, but all in all, a 25 point win on the road against a team that won their conference last year and could very well do so again this year is a good thing.
More Recaps from the Toledo game
Some other worthy reading material from Saturday afternoon
- Game Recap by Christy Chirinos of The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
- Game Recap by Susan Miller Degnan of The Miami Herald
- Canes Nuggets by Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald
- Game Recap by Manny Navarro of The Athletic
- Game highlight video by the venerable Mitch Purdue
I’m sure you can find the other pieces by those writers as well. But between our recap content (with more on the way) and the pieces linked here, you should have a pretty full picture of what happened on Saturday.
On to FIU
And now, after Saturday’s win, Miami returns home next week to face the other FBS team in Dade County: the FIU Panthers.
Coached by former UM head man Butch Davis, the Panthers look to beat the Canes for the first time.
The game, already announced to be a 3:30pm kickoff, has been picked up by ESPN2 for broadcast.
Just announced: Miami vs. FIU will be broadcast on ESPN2 with kickoff at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 22nd. pic.twitter.com/7rXOyPjS59— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) September 16, 2018
So, if you’re at home and not at Hard Rock Stadium next weekend, you’ll get to hear Andre Ware’s terrible commentary again. YAY FOR YOU!!!
We all know that the last time these teams met, there was a fight.
This year, we don’t need any of that. Just go out there, beat them to smithereens, and move on.
BUT IF FIU WANT THE SMOKE THEN THEY CAN GET THE SMOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FSU loses to Syracuse 30-7, falls to 1-2
Just wanted to put that out there.
Have a great Sunday!