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Student of the Game Film Review: Miami vs. UAB (2nd half)

The first game of the Rhett Lashlee, Miami Hurricane era needed extra attention. 2nd half action coming up.

Miami v Florida International Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Curiosity is at a feverish pitch. The Miami Hurricanes debuted a new offense and we wanted to play diligent mechanic and see what was under the hood. In case you missed it, the Student of the Game covering the first half of the UAB contest was already posted. (Video is listed below)

In the second half, Miami continued to be a force on the ground en route to a dominant 337 yards rushing for the contest. After the divergent opening of college football in its abridged state, Miami is top three in the country as a ground unit.

The fantastic four, hydra headed running attack showed every ball carrier to average 6.5 a carry or more on a rush defense that ranked 20th (one spot behind Clemson) a year ago. (Per Carry averages: Don Chaney 6.5, Jaylan Knighton 6.56, D’Eriq King 6.92, Cam’Ron Harris 7.88)

A few wrinkles started to emerge in the second half and here is a high-lighted play with Brevin Jordan. Jordan was an exceptional blocker in the first half and his multiplicative skill set morphed into a capable pass catcher in the second half.

The UAB defense wore down as the game went on but we sure won’t. It total between parts one and two, there is over 30 minutes of film review for us to digest. So grab your popcorn and your pencils it’s time to go to work. Are you a student of the game? #BANG