Happy Sunday! Let’s start the day by looking back, and then looking forward.
Miami Hurricanes return home, earn 33-30 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
For the third week in a row, Miami faced off against a an ACC opponent. And, for the third week in a row, Miami defeated that ACC opponent, this time dispatching Georgia Tech by a 33-30 score line.
Here’s our game recap
Miami now stands 5-4 (3-2 ACC) on the year, and continues to have a mathematical chance to win the Coastal Division. The Canes still need help — another Pitt conference loss AND another Virginia conference loss — to get there, but the chance still exists, so that’s the focus. That, and winning the rest of our games, of course.
QB Tyler Van Dyke stays hot
Another week, another stellar performance by Miami’s QB. 22-34 passing for 389 yards with 3 TDs and 0 INTs. And just think, that was with multiple big play drops by the receivers, so the percentage, yardage, and TDs could have all been higher than they were. Crazy.
After looking around the ACC today, I fully expect TVD to be the Rookie of the Week again, with the QB of the week going to Sam Howell from North Carolina. And there were other strong performances by Sam Hartman from Wake Forest and Kenny Pickett from Pitt, so this was a strong week for QBs in conference. Still, Van Dyke deserves a weekly award, and I expect that he’ll get one.
Also, let’s just marvel at TVD’s numbers in the last 3 games. He’s playing as good as anyone in the country:
#Canes QB Tyler Van Dyke in the last 3 weeks:— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) November 6, 2021
79 for 109 passing
187.54 QB rating
That’s my quarterback!
WELCOME TO FLORIDA STATE WEEK!!!!
With the GT game in the rearview mirror, that only means one thing:
It’s FSU week!
Not only will we have our traditional Rivalry Week StoryStream to house all of our content, but the first piece of information has dropped.
Following Miami’s win over Georgia Tech and in the 4th quarter of Florida State’s loss to NC State (when it was apparent how the game was going to end), it was announced that Miami-FSU would be played next Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm and broadcast on ESPN.
Game times and networks have been updated for the three games that were under a six-day hold.— ACC Football (@ACCFootball) November 7, 2021
Miami/Florida State: 3:30, ESPN
Notre Dame/Virginia: 7:30, ABC
NC State/Wake Forest: 7:30, ACC Network https://t.co/3lF1elZ4AY
Simple math here: FSU losing pushed Miami-FSU up to 3:30 and Notre Dame-Virginia to 7:30pm on ABC. Sucks because the primetime placement would have been better, but we’ve beaten FSU in the daytime before, so let’s get ready to do it again.
We’ll have PLENTY more Miami-FSU content throughout the week.
Let’s keep this thing rolling!
Make it a stupendous Sunday, everyone.