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BOYS and BOOS: Virginia (and Trick or Treat) Edition

That game was…..something. It was like being forced to watch a cheesy Lifetime Halloween movie with your eyes taped open, Clockwork Orange style. But hey, a W is a W; Our Miami Hurricanes win a “thriller” 14-12 in 4OT versus the Virginia Cavaliers, bringing their record back to .500 at 4-4. Let’s get in to this week’s Trick or Treat edition of Boys and Boos Virginia vs. Miami.

The Boys will be represented by Treats. Trick or treating is the best. Walking around spooky neighborhood, knocking on people’s door and getting free candy? Yes, please! But there is something special about knocking on someone’s door and getting a FULL SIZED candy bar. It is a kid’s dream!

Those treats are special:

Henry Parrish. Welcome back, young man. Amassing over 40% of the offense’s yardage total for the game, RB1 had 113 yards on 24 carries. Ran aggressively and decisively. It was nice to see him back.

The Special Teams Unit was spectacular today. They were the real MVPs in this game. Lou Hedley punted the ball 8 times for 308 yards (38.5 yard per punt average) with five downed inside the 20. Constantly giving UVA long fields. Andy Borregales…what is there to say? A perfect 4/4 on Field Goals today.

After a rough second half last week vs. Duke, the defense played their asses off today, keeping UVA out of the endzone the whole game. Outside of a couple of plays, defense absolutely dominated. Speaking of dominated, have an afternoon Leonard Taylor! 6 tackles. 4 TFLs. 1.5 sacks. Countless pressures. Super disruptive all game.

Imagine this, you’re having a great time trick or treating with your family. Your candy basket is filled to the brim with delicious treats. You approach the biggest house on the block. It’s lit up. Someone’s home! You run to knock on the door, “TRICK OR TREAT”. The door slowly opens. The homeowner drops things in your basket. You look down….a toothbrush and toothpaste. A trick. A disappointment.

Josh Gattis and the entire offense. 20 points per game versus ACC opponents. Ended the game without scoring a touchdown FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS SEASON. 272 total yards on the day with 6 points at the end of regulation. This is getting old. Yes, I know they’ve been hampered by injuries but that doesn’t excuse 6 points at the end of regulation. Gattis needs to stay in Charlottesville. It has been long said by Roman and the other OBBs that Jake Garcia was not going to fix the deficiencies of this offense. Today was a prime example.

Speaking of Jake Garcia – his first start as a Miami Hurricane was…not good. Barely completing over 50% of his passes (15-29) and only throwing for 125 yards. That’s not going to get it done. Missed tons of throws. All kinds of throws too. If he is going to be QB1 for the foreseeable future, there needs to be marked improvement. If not, it’s going to be a long end of the season.

I’m sorry we had to watch that. At least it ended with a victory. It’s officially Florida State week. LFG!

About the Author: Tony Valdes

Tony Valdes was born and raised in A-Rod’s hood of Kendall, FL.  As a life-long, die-hard Canes, Dolphins and Marlins fan, his fandom has been tested on many occasions but his passion is always strong – thank God for the Heat.  Other passions include his family, his friends, music, good food and good drinking.  He is one of the Co-Hosts of the “Canes Call In” podcast.

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