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Twitter Talk: Canes Fans Discuss the Virginia Victory and Georgia Tech

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From the Virginia upset to the upcoming Coastal showdown with Georgia Tech, Canes fans have a lot to say.

NCAA Football: Virginia at Miami Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Hurricanes’s switch to N’Kosi Perry was a victorious one. The Canes beat the 20th ranked Virginia Cavaliers under the Friday night lights last week. Going into the game, there was several topics of conversation surrounding this team. N’Kosi Perry starting over Jarren Williams, Manny Diaz taking the defensive reins, Bubba Baxa’s kicking woes, and the offensive line play were all narratives that circulated the Canes through the week. There was a real sense of urgency heading into the ACC Coastal showdown. The 17-9 victory featured a smothering defense stifling Bryce Perkins, N’Kosi Perry scoring a game-sealing TD, 5 defensive sacks, and the emergence of Turner Davidson. From Gregory Rousseau to Al Blades Jr., several young Canes stepped up in this nail-bitter. Here’s what Canes fans had to say during the matchup:

Virginia Reactions

Canes fans poured on the praise for the composure that Perry displayed while managing the game. Gregory Rousseau’s name was called several times during the broadcast, for a good reason. The freshman defensive lineman has 5 sacks on the season after starting the season as a reserve and rotational player. Junior safety Amari Carter was flagged for his second targeting infraction of the season. He’s one targeting penalty away from a one-game suspension. The debate on whether it was targeting or not, still continues to buzz on social media.

On To Georgia Tech

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-5) will be taking on Miami this Saturday at noon. The Canes fell to Georgia Tech last season by a score of 27-21. The transition from a triple option offense to the fundamental spread has not gone well for the Yellow Jackets this season. The team comes to The Rock after a 41-23 loss to the Duke Blue Devils. The spread in this game is very telling. Many fans expect a victory and believe that with it, Perry’s position on the depth chart will be cemented.

What’s your prediction for Saturday? Do you think Jarren Williams sees the field again this season?