OBB Game Time: Miami Hurricanes vs. UVA

It is OBB Game Time Miami Hurricanes vs. UVA week. The Hurricanes are looking to rebound after a 45-21 Duke debacle at Hard Rock Stadium. The days of 58 straight at home are long gone and luckily this one is on the road this week. UVA has seen its offensive production essentially cut in half. UVA averaged 34.6 points per game in 2021 and currently only averages 17.6 a game in 2022.

Currently UVA has a one game winning streak over the Miami Hurricanes. (Doink) Both teams are responsible for the longest winning streak in the series with 3. The Hurricanes have the all time lead in the series with 11 wins to the Cavalier’s 8. The largest margin of victory for either squad was 48-0 in 2007 when Virginia unceremoniously ended the life of the Orange Bowl.  While the Hurricanes boast 513 weeks in the the AP Poll to UVA’s 174, it is the Cavaliers who have more all time wins with 682. (Miami 646)

Game Time: Sat, Oct 29 at 12:30 PM

Location: Scott Stadium Charlottesville, VA

TV: Regional Sports Network (Bally Sports)

Weather: 59 Degrees Partly Cloudy


Virginia Cavaliers (3-4)

Team Stats (2022)

PTS/G: 17.6

Pass Yards: 249.1

Rush Yards: 133.3

Miami Hurricanes (3-4)

Team Stats (2022)

PTS/G: 29.3

Pass Yards: 332.3

Rush Yards: 130.1

Starting Quarterbacks 

UVA B. Armstrong, 1618 YDS, 6 TD 9 INT

  T. Van Dyke* 1739 TDS, 10 TD 4 INT *Listed as Questionable




Beat the Blitz. Duke pressured the Hurricanes to the tune of six sacks and multiple hits on the quarterbacks. The Blue Devil pressure packages confused the Hurricanes repeatedly and subsequently led to a quarterback being injured. Mario Cristobal has listed Tyler Van Dyke’s status as questionable for this Saturday. The Hurricanes have to get their line calls right or they need to loosen the box and limit the variables. UVA is third in conference with 23 sacks only one behind the Hurricanes. If the coaching staff doesn’t have a better plan to protect the quarterback, whoever it is, they lose.

More Jacurri Brown Please. One of the ways the Miami Hurricanes can beat the blitz and improve in the running game is with Brown. The Jacurri-cat package has been successful and it might be advantageous to let the young man throw. His athleticism flashes all over the film and the offense could use any spark it can get. Where as Van Dyke and Garcia have mobility that are more mirrored to each other, Brown is a big play waiting to happen. He can keep teams honest in the run game with the threat of the quarterback zone read keep.

Get off the field defense. The Hurricanes are a mediocre 9th in conference in opponents 3rd down conversion percentage. (36.46) Against Duke however, the repeated 3rd and 4th down failures were back breakers. Duke went 7-16 on third down and a perfect 2-2 on fourth. I know the offense is struggling to score points, but the more chances they have assumingly the better. Then again, if the Hurricanes repeat another eight turnover performance it might be advantageous to try to limit their chances.

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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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