Just when we think it can’t get any worse. Just when we think we’ve hit rock bottom, the floor continues to give way. Your Miami Hurricanes were absolutely embarrassed and dominated by Florida State at home by a score of 45-3. Let’s go over the Boys and Boos.
I am going to preface this by saying I don’t think anyone deserves to be here but here we go.
Jacurri Brown – Dude is electric. He is a jolt of energy. The numbers were not impressive by any stretch (5-9, 37 yards and 1 INT) but he ran hard and played with tons of energy. He had the Canes knocking on the door of the endzone until an errant snap blew up the Canes’ only chance of a TD in the game.
Jaylan Knighton – After being in the dog house last week, Rooster came back and had a good game. Four carries for 60 yards (15.0 avg) with a career long of 45.
Fans – Hats off to you guys. The energy in the building was palpable. If Miami can ever get this rolling again, Hard Rock Stadium will not be an easy place to win. Hard Rock Stadium at night just hits different also.
Josh Gattis and the Offense – I am getting tired of including this here. It’s really getting old. A total of 3 points in the game. A donut in the second half. A total mismanagement of the quarterback position when Van Dyke reinjured his shoulder and had to leave the game. 188 yards of offense; 126 passing yards; 62 rushing yards; 4-13 on 3rd down; only 13 first downs. The QB situation was tough but it’s got to be handled better. After Garcia throws another interception (we’ll get to him later), Jacurri Brown was effective in moving the offense. Why pull him for Garcia AGAIN? No entiendo. This is also the THIRD GAME THIS SEASON where we haven’t scored a touchdown. THE THIRD GAME. You haven’t scored a touch down in ONE-THIRD of the games you’ve played this season. Downright offensive.
Jake Garcia – my man, my dude, my guy. C’mon man. In his last three games, Garcia has totaled 7 turnovers by himself. SEVEN. If this is not a case of the mental yips, I don’t know what is. I would think this is the first time in his football career that he’s dealt with this kind of adversity so he’s got to step up and figure it out or his Miami career will be short-lived.
Defense – I have no words here. Another game, third game this season, that a team has scored 45 points at Hard Rock stadium. Allowed FSU to play their game and hit all their averages. 454 Yard of offense. 7.0 Yards per play. 13 chunk plays. FSU’s entire offense was huge chunk plays and we couldn’t stop it. Woefully unprepared and terrible.
This one was ugly from the jump and it got out of hand quickly. I don’t feel like thinking about this game anymore. The 24-hour rule is in effect. On to Georgia Tech. Let’s Go Canes!