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Student of the Game Film Review: Miami Hurricanes vs. Duke Blue Devils

It was a 48-0 drubbing of the Blue Devils on their home turf. Did anything show up on film that led to the success? Of course there was. The Miami Hurricanes assumed top 10 form and improved its record to 8-1.

Miami v Florida International Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The Miami Hurricanes showed approximately 47 seconds of rust enroute to revving its engines to a 48-0 explosion at Wallace Wade Field in Durham, North Carolina. The Blue Devils got blasted which was accentuated by the Hurricane ground game.

The Canes rush attack averaged 5.2 yards per and amassed 220 yards while Cam’Ron Harris was the game leader with 96. Harris was not only efficient adding two touchdowns via the scamper and score but he was critical on an early third and long in pass pro.

The Hurricanes coaching staff definitely made use of their time off and implemented some serious adjustments. You will see on this clip how Harris was used to snuff out a defensive line stunt that victimized them plenty vs. Virginia Tech.

D’Eriq King was his normal stoic super hero self has he donned his orange and green cape and led the Hurricane offense with exceptional efficiency. King’s ball security cannot be questioned in the slightest as the gun slinger has not thrown an interception in the last four games.

The Houston transfer’s stat line was 16-24, 248 and three passing touchdowns. King also tabulated a rushing score and was the ideal dual threat. You can see his ability to account for his defender and deliver a surgical strike as Brevin Jordan was the recipient of a dart from King.

Will all the Blake Baker haters up in the front row please sit down. Take this week off. I promise you, you picked the wrong week to fight the good fight. Miami just shut out its first power five team since 2001 when it shut out Syracuse. The win margin vs. an ACC school was also its largest in school history since joining the Tobacco road mafia.

The pass rush was relentless led by both Quince Roche and Jaelan Phillips. The Hurricanes amassed 13 tackles for loss and it was easily their best tackling performance of the season. If it was in the open field, it was tackled. Simple as that.

Popcorn and pencils. Time for a Student of the Game that was completely a one sided affair. Duke essentially turned the ball over once more and it’s time to breakout the chain again! #gocanes