Better, but not good enough. The Miami Hurricanes lost to the UNC Tar Heels 27-24 on the backs of a record breaking performance by Tyler Van Dyke. The Student of the Game UNC vs. Miami Hurricanes edition will go under the hood and take a look at the tape. What did the Hurricanes do well and not so well?
TVD was 42-57 for 496 yards three touchdowns and one interception. It was a vintage performance from the QB and the offense seemed to find a new rhythm in the passing game. Van Dyke had the arm confidence and threw with anticipation again. These are much welcomed signs and will be needed if Miami is to right the ship.
On this play the offense did a double dagger concept with some apparent choice. The slots did vertical routes while the outside receivers did in breaking routes. Van Dyke was in perfect time and rhythm and unleashes a rope to the tight end Will Mallory for the first down.
The defense is still having issues with communication and the simple. The gambling from the safety position simply needs to stop. The first touchdown was given up when a cover 2 safety simply loses site of the vertical from the #1 wide receiver. The opposing field side safety has the depth required and it is a good marker to see where it “should have been.”
In the blink of an eye the Tar Heels went up 7-0 and the Miami Hurricanes would never have the lead in this game. This game came down to a couple of critical plays and two untimely turnovers.
Pencil and Popcorn time as the Student of the Game UNC vs Miami Hurricanes edition is up and running. What will the Miami Hurricanes do to regain form and stop this current losing streak? One thing is for sure, you keep the quarterback hot and it will help.