The injury to Xavier Restrepo was really felt. The chemistry between receivers isn’t there and the absence of the big play is troublesome. The Miami Hurricanes only had a microscopically low four catches go beyond five yards. In an era where offense is king suddenly the Hurricanes are bypassing the throne. The running game however was riding firmly on the back of a dragon Saturday night.
The Hurricanes ran the ball for 175 yards and almost averaged five yards per carry. Henry Parish and Jaylen Knighton were super effective running the rock. In terms of the culture identity and being physical up front in the trenches, both sides of the ball did their part. The running backs where definitively those boys this week and that is three weeks in a row where they have been.
The defense under Kevin Steele has been formidable. The Hurricanes operate much differently then years previous when the predecessor’s calling card was Blitz or Bust. The defense has a better preservation of the backend and the secondary defenders had a great game vs. the Texas A&M Aggies. Max Johnson threw for only 140 yards on 10/20 passing.