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Miami Finds a New Way to Lose

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Saturday’s game was just a bad dream, right? 

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Miami Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The ‘new’ Miami found yet another way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory — this time against the 1-5 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets… at home.

Scoring 21 points in the first half — it seemed that Miami’s offense would continue to roll in the 3rd and 4th quarters. Sadly, the exact opposite was true, with the ‘Canes not scoring a single point in the 2nd half or in overtime.

Georgia Tech came into the game ranked 93rd in total defense. Somehow, Miami and their lack of offense made them look like a top-25 unit. Despite the ‘Canes playing ‘down’ to their opponent though, they still had multiple chances to ‘steal’ a win.

Bubba Baxa has been a liability all season long — but with Turner Davidson taking over starting duties against Virginia, fans didn’t think the ‘Canes would suffer from the same mishaps. After Davidson missed a 34-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter, the staff decided that Baxa deserved a second chance.

Unfortunately, nothing has changed when it comes to Bubba Baxa, as he missed a 27-yard chip-shot — a specialty of Miami kickers in 2019. Baxa’s blunder was followed up by yet another go-ahead miss, this time by Davidson.

Following the miss(es), the ‘Canes and Yellow Jackets went to overtime, and the rest is history.

Yes, Miami was robbed in overtime by the referees, but it shouldn’t have come down to that. Relying on calls and putting the fate of the game on the referees’ hands is never a wise choice — especially if you’re trying to avoid an upset. Regardless, that’s exactly what happened, and Miami dropped another hugely disappointing game in front of their home crowd.

Forget the ACC Championship Game, forget 10 wins, forget the New Year’s Six bowls... this team, in its current state, would consider itself lucky to even make it to the Independence Bowl, let alone reach 6 wins.

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