Student of the Game: Miami Hurricanes vs. Southern Miss

The Miami Hurricanes beat the Golden Eagles of Southern Mississippi by the score of 30-7.  It was a tail of two halves. Second half adjustments were made led by the Miami Hurricane’s defense. The defensive unit didn’t allow a single point in the second half. The offense, who received some boos in the first half, doubled their point production in the second half. So that’s good. That’s the bottom line because Student of the Game said so. (OK Steve Austin)

Tyler Van Dyke had a decent stat line. The gunslinger was sacked four times but managed to accumulate 21-30, 263 yards and one touchdown. There was one interception on the day. When the Golden Eagles took away the first read TVD had to search for additional reads. A slight hesitation and pump fake brought the safety over the top into the play. And an interception was a result. It was a costly one in plus territory and took potential points off the board.

We mentioned four sacks. The Miami Hurricanes were the number one rated offensive line last week and were the only unit who graded in the 90th percentile. This week, some confusion and different looks up front by Southern Miss confused the hog mollies. The running backs in conjunction with the big men up front need to do a better job protecting TVD.

Miami’s defense suffocated the Southern Miss run game. Southern Miss’s super run offense was limited to 33 yards on 24 carries. Star running back Frank Gore Jr. was bottled up and battered. The Golden Eagles however found some success in the passing game.

On this play, you will see a bunch formation and some slick wide receiver leverage as the catalyst for a first down. The Miami Hurricanes under Kevin Steele were in a better position to play the quarterback run this week. Corey Flagg was a quarterback spy and the rush lanes were intended to keep the quarterback in the pocket.

The Student of the Game full version is for OBB Legend Legendary members ONLY. I know you have your Pencil and Popcorn. Over 20 minutes of game breakdowns and we are learning how both coordinators like to operate. Let’s be smooth operators ourselves. What did the Miami Hurricanes do well? In what areas do the Miami Hurricanes need to improve? #BANG!!!!

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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