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OBB Game Time: Miami Hurricanes vs. Bethune-Cookman

It is OBB GAME TIME. The Miami Hurricanes season opener is finally upon us. The Hurricanes will have the Mario Cristobal era launch at home under the friendly confines of Hard Rock Stadium when they face Bethune-Cookman. The Hurricanes will have two consecutive home games before going on the road to face Texas A&M.

The Miami Hurricanes lead the series with the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats with five wins and zero losses. The last time these two teams faced off on September 14th, 2019 the Hurricanes emerged victorious 63-0. The Wildcats have a total of 37 points in these five contests.

Game Time: 3:30

Location: Hard Rock Stadium

TV: ACC Network

Weather: 90 Degrees, 80% Chance of Rain, Partly Sunny with a Thunder Storm

Team Stats (2021)

PTS/G: 27.0

Pass Yards: 236.0

Rush Yards: 107.8

Team Stats (2021)

PTS/G: 34.1

Pass Yards: 336.7

Rush Yards: 127.7

Starting Quarterbacks

S. Patrick: 1328 yards 9 TD, 9 INT    T. Van Dyke: 2931 yards, 25 TD 6 INT

Quarterback Tyler Van Dyke

GIVE ME THE KEYS: OBB Game Time Keys to the Game

Establish your identity. The Mario Cristobal era is upon us and although this is an FCS subdivision school, the Miami Hurricanes need to personify confidence through physicality. The gap between scores should be big but the gap between physicality should be bigger. The offensive line and defensive line should be head and shoulders above the competition on Saturday and bodies need to hit the floor.

Establish who is a WR1. There is so much concern over consistency at the WR group. This is a perfect opportunity for someone to get their game legs underneath them. You have to see separation from wide receivers. Someone has to be the guy. For quarterback Tyler Van Dyke to have an opportunity for a special season, he has to build continuity with the wide receiver core. This team cannot be a run trick pony.

Stay Healthy. The running back room is paper thin however they just added former UAB running back Lucious Stanley to help aid in the mix. Football is a violent game but staying healthy this week needs to be a priority. Run up the score early, sit the starters and let the young guys eat. Certain things are unavoidable but certain lineups are within the realm of the coaches’ control.

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About the Author: Roman Marciante

Born and raised in South Florida. Local Boy. Husband. Tali and Franco’s dad. “Hey grandpa, is there a local college team we can watch?” “Do they throw the ball?” They don’t run the option do they?” Thus the love affair was born. Proud supporter of St Thomas Aquinas Raider nation and alum. One day got in a studio with two other buddy’s and started a conversation about a local team and the rest was history. A former pro athlete who secretly had a CIA job and some people call “Chief.” Yells “Bang” a lot. “It is not wrong, it is just different.” Managing Editor for the OBB Legend, host of X’s and Ro and Student of the Game connoisseur. I still remember the day I beat Mike Tyson in a fight. 007-373-5963. Thanks for all your help Mac. I couldn’t have done it without you.

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