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:
Turner Davidson for heisman— Jay Gatsby (@Domenegroo_) October 12, 2019
Where are all those “canes fans” clowns saying UVA would put 40+ points on us? Turn in your fan card. #Canes— CaneCast Kev (@Smith31Kev) October 12, 2019
One was targeting and the other one wasn't, pic.twitter.com/dpo9tbChWp— Kelvin McMiller Jr. aka #BrendaSon (@KelvinMcmiller) October 13, 2019
Rousseau the best player on defense. We had a 13th year senior starting over him— Mikey (@MikeSanchize) October 12, 2019
N’Kosi Perry is a Miami Hurricanes QB. #CANESWIN— DSA Ghost in the Shell Caucus (@Mister_RPG) October 12, 2019
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
Canes are 18 point favorites vs GT. Sheesh. Seems a bit generous.— VBCaneFan (@VBCaneFan) October 14, 2019
Miami playing a very winnable game next week at home vs GT. Should be 4-3 with two HUGE games that follow that.— rOmaN (@Romancane) October 12, 2019
One of those? #beatfsu
IF manny gets this going right...6-3 would be a remarkable testimony to just simply not quitting and battling.
But #canes that's a big IF
Georgia Tech is 1-5, with a loss at home to the Citadel, and every other loss being by 16+ points. They are horrifically bad. With that in mind, I fully expect Miami to be up a field goal with 3 minutes left in the game— Canes Reporter Harry (@CanesReporter69) October 16, 2019
i dont mind an early game vs GT— #BeatGT (@Cane4life420) October 16, 2019
its gonna be a slaughter
just kidding, cardiac canes soon come
Manny Diaz: “Kosis development and Jarren still getting in the swing of things.” Translation: “Kosi has impressed us the last 2 games so we’re gonna roll with him and Jarren is QB2.” If Kosi balls out Saturday, I don’t think Jarren gets his job back. #Canes— CaneCast Kev (@Smith31Kev) October 16, 2019
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?