Welcome to a SOTG Fourplay edition where we do a quick preview of the next opponent. This week the Southern Miss Golden Eagles come to town and we will check under the hood. Like a good mechanic we need to know how things work. Frank Gore Jr. definitely works. The son of the Miami Hurricane legend was the bell cow.
Gore Jr. had 178 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 32 carries. Don’t be surprised to see the Golden Eagles go all Paul Johnson on you. Southern Miss shows a propensity to go all wing T with motioning B-Backs. Here you will see an example of it as Gore Jr. carries the ball through a very open B-gap bubble.
The Miami Hurricanes are definitely going to need to mind the gap this week and have a plan to stop the run. The Golden Eagles are a run first offense. They netted only 139 passing yards last week via the air. If, and big if, the Miami Hurricanes can force the Golden Eagles to pass, good things will happen. Golden Eagle quarterback Ty Keyes threw two interceptions. His ball security is an issue.