Miami got here out 12 minutes late as a consequence of a lightening delay, however that did not put a damper on their protection. Miami appeared to close down the opening drive with a 3 and out, however the Blue raiders bought aggressive and earned a 1st on 4th and quick. Miami proceeded to dominate the following sequence, nevertheless it was all for not. A fast INT by TVD and the Blue Raiders capitalized on a FG. The subsequent drive resulted in one other fast Decide 6 by MTSU, and Miami discovered itself down 10-0 rapidly.
TVD with 2 completions to MTSU and none to Miami
— KappaCane (@KappaCane) September 24, 2022
After a stalled drive, Miami scored on a FG and resumed a defensive sequence that noticed an extended TD move from MTSU. The following drive was sustained and reached the 15 yard line earlier than the quarter ended with a rating of 17-3 MTSU.
The rest of the sport was extra of the identical. Miami fell behind 24-3 earlier than clawing its means again to a 24-10 deficit earlier than the half. The sport continued to spiral for Miami and so they finally misplaced 45-31. TVD Obtained pulled within the third Quarter in favor Jake Garcia, however by then it was too little too late.
Whatever the closing rating, this was NOT acceptable play for the Miami Hurricanes. Cristobal, Gattis, & group might want to work out the problems and resolve the issues Miami has skilled the primary 1⁄3 of the season as Miami (2-2) prepares to start ACC play in 2 weeks.
This group has appeared unprepared, unmotivated, and unenthusiastic by means of 4 video games. With victories towards cupcake groups, and losses to inferior opponents, Miami simply hasn’t moved the meter as of late.
507 complete yards allowed together with 4 bombs of 69+ yards or extra. Twice inside the ten yard line = 0 factors… 45 factors allowed and a 14 pt loss to a 26.5 level underdog. There have been positives on the sphere vs A&M. This was a full abomination It’s intestine examine time interval!
— Miami Mando ⚾️ (@LakersCanes305) September 24, 2022
TVD hasn’t been sharp all season, and this run first offense hasn’t made performs when it was crucial. Opposing groups are stacking the field and daring Miami to throw, which it hasn’t been capable of do with any consistency this season. I don’t care about field scores… yards don’t win video games, factors do, and Miami hasn’t been capable of rating a landing in 7 straight quarter throughout 3 video games. That lastly ended with a 16 play drive the place Miami scored on a 4th and three with 1:20 to go within the 2nd Quarter. A 6:30+ drive introduced the Canes to the half and so they got here out flat from there.
That was an total disappointing exhibiting that left the gang sad, and eager for good soccer. Followers funneled out of the stadium within the 2nd quarter, and continued to take action till the ultimate whistle blew.
Miami might be unranked tomorrow for the primary time this season, and admittedly, it’s deservedly so. A protection that gave up 507 complete yards, and an offense that solely gathered 367 yards simply will not lower it. For the stat nerds, we had extra first downs, TOP, and fewer penalties, but additionally have been outgained on the bottom and within the passing recreation.
third down effectivity has been a stickler for Miami over each of their consecutive losses, with tonight solely gaining a primary on roughly 1⁄3 of the makes an attempt. I can’t recall the final time I noticed a Miami group go for it on 4th down 8 occasions in a single recreation, however we have been extra profitable in desperation going 5/8.
I’ve nothing else to say on the matter. On to the BYE week after which on to ACC play.
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