Miami vs. Virginia
If any team needed a bunny, it was Miami. And the Hurricanes certainly got the cakewalk opponent it needed late in the conference schedule in Virginia. The Cavailers finished the season 2-10 and had one of the worst QBs in college football. Even then Miami really didn’t shine in this 45-26 win.
Things got started on the first play from scrimmage when Miami’s Tracy Howard got a PICK SIX from UVA’s David Watford (it was an easy pass in the flat……….). UVA got on the board two possessions later after a BIG Punt return put UVA in position to score with a Field Goal, 7-3 Miami. Stephen Morris then hit Stacy Coley with a BOMB 62-yard TD midway through the 1st quarter, but then Virginia somehow put together a drive and David Watford hit Kevin Parks for a 24-yard TD. Miami got a FG, UVA and UM traded INTs, but Miami cashed in due to an 81-yard return by Ladarius Gunter to make the score 21-13.
To start the 2nd half, Miami got things going with a field goal and then hit Allen Hurns for a 26-yard TD pass. Virginia scored an inexplicable TD again, but then he threw a predicted INT to Kacy Rodgers…….in the end Miami won this one 45-26 after scoring a defensive TD in the 4th quarter. I have no idea how in the world the Cavailiers managed to score 26 points. This game honestly isn’t worth reviewing further.
What Can We Take Away?
I probably can’t stress enough how bad Virginia is at football. But somehow they scored 26 points. That’s alarming. Virginia only scored more than 26 ONCE all year. Against Ball State in a 48-27 loss. The Cavs also scored 26 against Maryland in a losing effort.
This is the type of game that after a team wins, it feels like a loss. Miami gained just 304 yards of offense, but did created 4 turnovers and scored on several of those. They allowed 483 yards of offense to Virginia…..Virginia. Miami had the ball just 22:11 of 60 minutes……..I need to stop on this particular game.
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