OBB Game Time: Miami Hurricanes vs. Southern Miss

It is OBB GAME TIME. Your Miami Hurricanes are 1-0 after defeating the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 70-13 in week one. The Hurricanes will take another quick drive up the Florida turnpike to face the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Southern Miss is 0-1 on the season after a heartbreaking loss to Liberty 29-27 in overtime.

This will be the first time these two programs face off. The Hurricanes all time are 644-376-19. The Golden Eagles are 607-448-27. The Hurricanes boast 67 first round NFL draft picks while the Golden Eagles have had four.

Game Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Hard Rock Stadium

TV: ACC Network

Weather: 91 degree, partly sunny with a chance of thunder storms

UM Helmet and Ball - Courtesy of Miami Hurricane Athletics

UM Helmet and Ball – Courtesy of Miami Hurricane Athletics

Team Stats (2022)

PTS/G: 27.0

Pass Yards: 145.0

Rush Yards: 252.0

Team Stats (2022)

PTS/G: 70.0

Pass Yards: 281.0

Rush Yards: 305.0

Starting Quarterbacks

T. Keyes: 89 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT  T. Van Dyke: 193 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT

TVD delivers a pass vs Bethune-Cookman

TVD delivers a pass vs Bethune-Cookman

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

Stop you know who and the run. The Golden Eagles just pounded out 252 yards on the ground vs. Liberty in a week one loss. A name should sound a little bit familiar. Frank Gore had 178 yards on 32 carries adding two touchdowns on the ground. You know he will be spirited as the son of a Miami Hurricane legend will try to have a performance of a lifetime in front of his hometown.

Limit the big plays on defense. Coach Mario Cristobal wasn’t shy after the week one win. The defense needs to play better. Miami gave up seven plays over 20 yards to FCS Bethune-Cookman and eye discipline was a big reason why. Missed tackles and missed assignments were hand in hand responsible for the let down. The Hurricanes need to shore that up as many consider this the final pre-season opportunity to do so.

Get a few big plays in the passing game. Eventually teams will sell out to take the running game away. You have to have continuity with guys on some 50/50 balls and Van Dyke needs the confidence with those particular receivers to do it. Not one over the top go route in week one. The Hurricanes at least need to show on tape that they have wide receivers who can do it.

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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