Miami @ UNC blog
Miami had a very important victory over UNC yesterday. They started fast, held on to the lead, and made key plays when they had too. Jacory was the MVP in the Hurricanes victory. He was 20 for 30 for 267 yards, and 3 touchdowns. Benjamin and Streeter had great games too. After Benjamin got the wind knocked out of him from a solid hit from UNC’s Tre Boston, Streeter burned him for a long gain. It had to be my favorite play of the game.
Miami was not able to establish any kind of a running game. Miami only had 44 net yards again UNC’s run defense. They need to get the offensive line back on track for Georgia Tech. I did not track how many plays Henderson got it but, he needs to start next week. He blows holes off the line at Va Tech. I do not understand why they kept going to the running game when it was not working and UNC could not stop the pass.
Miami’s defense showed it still has serious issues. They allowed 429 yards of total offence, and they were run over in the 2nd half. Spence had a big game for Miami. He had 14 tackles and a sack. He seemed to be all over the field. He is going to need the same sort of performance against Georgia Tech Saturday. Olivier Vernon is going to return next week, and he will to play right away and play well. Luckily, UNC’s coaching staff did not have a scene of urgency in the 4th quarter. I expected UNC to run hurry up offense, but I guess they had no faith in Renner.
The special teams played well, but Byrd fumbled the UNC onside kick late in the fourth quarter. Byrd may have played himself on the bench for the rest of the season. I don’t even think he was in one offensive play yesterday. Wieclaw has been perfect with field goals and extra points. He is headed to being all ACC if he keeps it up.
Hopefully some of the critics Golden had had the last few weeks are satisfied with the progress this team had made. This is going to take some time, but I think the run will start now. Some of the phones calls I heard on WQAM and the hosts the past few were ridiculous and proved that most radio hosts know nothing about football. Sid said it best a few weeks ago, I rather be entertaining then right.
The ACC announced the game time for Georgia Tech is 3:30 EST next Saturday.