This game went exactly the way analysts predicted and Canes fans hoped. The Miami Hurricanes throttled the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats by a score of 63-0 in front of the Miami faithful. Towards the end of the third quarter, fans saw N’Kosi Perry come into the game along with other backups. The Hurricanes finally produced a game where we put it all together from an offensive, defensive, and special teams standpoint. The game was a thing of beauty from start to finish and the final score was a result of these three stars:
Third Star: The Entire Defense
A shutout is a team effort. The defense held the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats to just 63 yards rushing and 76 yards passing for the entire game. Trajan Bandy continued his playmaking ways when he caused Wildcat WR Jonathon Thomas to fumble. Thankfully, Robert Knowles fell on the ball and created the first turnover chain appearance at Hard Rock Stadium in 2019. BCU only had 4 first downs in the game. It’s easy to say that against an inferior opponent, the defense should always be this dominant. However, as we saw from the Florida State Seminoles last week, it’s an any given Saturday league. Projections are one thing, going out and dominating is another.
Second Star: Jarren Williams
Jarren Williams continued to be even-keeled, reliable, and efficient this week. Just like the previous games, he made the plays when they were there and took care of the ball. He finished the game with 254 yards passing and 3 TD. Williams continued his trend of getting everyone involved on offense. K.J. Osborn, Mark Pope, Mike Harley, Jeff Thomas, Dee Wiggins, and several other pass catchers all got involved in the pass-catching game. Williams only had 5 incompletions in the game which is tremendous and extremely promising.
First Star: DeeJay Dallas
Georgia native , DeeJay Dallas, felt right at home in Miami. He went on an absolute tear in this game. He had three first half touchdowns including, a sensational 51-yard down the sideline that electrified the crowd. Dallas was almost the exclusive sole source of scoring in the first two frames of the game. Dallas’ stat line from the Hurricanes’ pillage of the Wildcats included 12 carries, for 108 yards, and 3 TDs.
This game was just what the Hurricanes needed to finally get the weight of a winless season off our backs. Next week, the Central Michigan Chippewas come to Miami to take on the Canes at The Rock. Go Canes!