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OBB Game Time: Texas A&M vs. Miami Hurricanes

It is OBB GAME TIME: Texas A&M vs. YOUR Miami Hurricanes. Hurricane fans have been waiting for this one for quite a while. This will be the first real road test against a quality opponent in the Mario Cristobal era. Sure, the Aggies took a hit when those pesky Mountaineers beat them (that is just apparently what they do) but expect a fight.

The Miami Hurricanes lead the series all time two games to one. Currently the Miami Hurricanes own a back to back winning streak vs the Aggies of A&M. (2007-2008) The Hurricanes boast five national championships and the Aggies own three. Miami also owns the edge in all time winning percentage with a .629 vs. the Aggies’ .605.

Game Time: 9:00 PM

Location: Kyle Field College Station, Texas

TV: ESPN

Weather: 92 Degrees Partly Sunny

Team Stats (2022)

PTS/G: 22.5

Pass Yards: 244.0

Rush Yards: 99.5

Team Stats (2022)

PTS/G 50.0

Pass Yards: 284.5

Rush Yards: 241.0

Starting Quarterbacks

H. King 461 Yards, 3 TD, 2 INT      T. Van Dyke 446 Yards, 3 TD, 1 INT

TVD delivers a pass vs Bethune-Cookman

TVD delivers a pass vs Bethune-Cookman

GIVE ME THE KEYS: OBB GAME TIME: TEXAS A&M KEYS TO THE GAME

Get some explosive plays. Vs. Southern Miss, the Miami Hurricanes had scoring drives of 16, 9, 10, 13, 12, & 7 play drives. Texas A&M still has a pretty stout defense giving up only 256.5 yards a game which is good for third in the Southeastern Conference. Although it would benefit Miami to keep the time of possession battle in their favor, (App State held the ball for 41 minutes and 29 seconds) getting a couple quick scores would settle the offense in. Obtaining early confidence on the road is going to also play dividends.

Have a plan when the Aggies take your run away. Miami has the 15th best rushing attack in the nation at 241.0 yards a game. Texas A&M is going to strategize to minimize your returns in the run game. Because of the early season effectiveness of the Hurricane ground game, the Aggies almost have to. There has to be a plan in place for Tyler Van Dyke to take over in the passing game. He simply cannot be a game manager this week. TVD needs to have clear moments where he is the guy.

Limit the big plays defensively. You get the sense when Jimbo Fisher’s squad has the 102nd ranked offense in the country, he has to get creative. Nothing jolts an anemic offense more than a couple big plays of its own. Do not get beat over the top on the outside avenues this week. Cornerbacks need to find the ball and play the deep ball better. The Hurricanes front has swallowed up designed runs all season but you cannot fall asleep at the wheel. Play sound up front and limit long runs. Have to keep the 12th man at bay and they will get frenzied at any sign of life offensively.

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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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