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Another week, another chance to learn something about the game we love. Here’s Justin Dottavio with your X’s and O’s preview for tonight’s game. What can Miami do to take advantage of a porous Virginia defense? What can the Canes do to slow down Virginia’s explosive passing attack? What are the Canyonero Keys to Victory? Click the link and find out:
Something’s Gotta Give
I was trying to figure out a way to get this tweet in here today, and well, you’re just gonna have to indulge me. The movable force vs the stoppable object. Thus is how ESPN’s David Hale described the matchup of Miami’s anemic offense vs. Virginia’s porous defense.
The movable force vs the stoppable object:— ️♈️ (@ADavidHaleJoint) September 29, 2021
Miami's offense (vs FBS) is 103rd in Pts/Drive (1.36), 102nd in EPA/drive (-0.45) & 113th in TD rate (12.8%).
Virginia's defense (vs FBS) is 116th in Pts/Drive (3.06), 119th in EPA/drive allowed (1.47) & 115th in opp TD% (38.9%).
So either Miami’s gonna start scoring points against an FBS team for the first time all year, or Virginia’s gonna STOP an FBS team from scoring points for the first time this year.
Either way, somebody’s gonna do something they haven’t done against anybody else yet this season. So, that’s fun? Or ... something.
Blips on the Radar
Today’s jersey combination, for those interested in such things:
Honoring a legend on Thursday night. pic.twitter.com/69s4ajJEqM— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) September 27, 2021
That’s it for today. See you at The Rock later this evening.