What could have been? Miami takes the L against UF

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Trajan Bandy talking trash
Trajan Bandy talking trash after a big hit

A what could have been a HUGE win for Manny Diaz and the Canes went sour at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL. After taking a 13-7 lead into the half, Miami takes the L against UF in their season opener. The new bling doesn’t do a thing unless it’s a W but dang it sure is FRESH!!!

The Offense

Miami opened the game on offense marching down the field and getting three points. Continuous motion the whole way down the field. Why did they change that!? Jarren Williams looked good, the o-line good was looking promising. What changed throughout the game? Run. More. Motion. It worked.

Some bright spots on offense: Williams, DeeJay Dallas, Brevin Jordan. These guys stepped up and made plays and I like what I saw! What needs work? It’s simple, the O-Line. Can’t give up 10 sacks…EVER! How about Tate Martell? A lot of action and when he was on the field, plays were made. All in all, offense played well. Could have been better, but definitely could have been worse. I like what we have but the o-line MUST be addressed. 10 sacks is NOT good. Can’t let that happen for the rest of the year.

Jarren Williams - QB - University of Miami
Jarren Williams – QB – University of Miami

The Defense

Defense was superb. Four turnovers in game one and the new turnover chain is FRESSSHHHH. All in all a great game for the D. Love the defensive ends with Scott Patchan, Jonathan Garvin and Trevon Hill. Hill is going to make a ton of plays this year. No DJ Ivey hurt our secondary and when Bubba Bolden is ready to get into the action our secondary will become even better. Linebackers, all over the field as usual and Romeo Finley and Gilbert Frierson made some plays at striker as well. The bright spot of the game for the Canes was THE D.

Scott Patchan – DE – University of Miami

The Aftermath

Jeff Thomas muffed punt. Changed the game. Allowing their punter to run for a first. Changed the game. 2 4th down conversions leading to 10 points. Changed the game. Bubba Baxa missing a field goal. Changed the game. Too many mistakes that led to Miami taking the 24-20 loss to the over-ranked Florida Gators.

Next up

Next up. North Carolina, under the lights, in Mack Brown’s first game leading the Tar Heels. Game is set for 8 pm on September 7 in Chapel Hill. The game can be watched on the ACC Network.

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