The Canes Train Chugs Forward

The Canes Train Chugs Forward as Miami Steamrolls Virginia

  • College Football
  • Miami Hurricanes
By Juan Figueroa October 24, 2020 0 Comment
Please Share!

The Miami Hurricanes win on a sloppy night

On a sloppy night where the rain would not relent, the Canes buckled their chin straps and dug in for a nasty slugfest where defenses would shine.

Let’s take a look at how the Canes train chugs forward.

D’Eriq King was elite level efficient all night. The sloppy field and gameplay conditions never really favor QB play. But, D’Eriq once again showed that he is a star. The scoreboard doesn’t really tell the story in this one. His ability to protect the ball and not make boneheaded decisions when all else crumbles around him is truly special.

The Virginia defense played extremely well throughout the game. They held the Canes offense to just 13 points through the third quarter. The Canes first touchdown came on the second play of the first drive! The Canes were finally able to put together a nice long drive toward the end of the 3rd quarter going in to the 4th. That culminated to a TD followed by a failed two point conversion. Canes lead was 19-7 at this point.

Defense stepped up once again

Virginia brought a gimmick offense to the field on a soggy Saturday night. The Virginia offense showcased four different quarterbacks—none of which were any good against the Canes defense. They were flying around making tough plays in the backfield. The Canes defense also showed discipline in terms of X’s and O’s standing up to the challenge of gimmick play calling. But, the Canes had yet another targeting penalty called on them. Amari Carter made an extremely questionable hit where he lead with the crown of his helmet directly into a Virginia receivers jaw. After the review, he was ejected immediately.

The Defense allowed only one TD through 6 minutes left in the 4th quarter. At that point, Virginia had a drive that lasted only 2 minutes and 10 seconds ending with a TD. Making it a game. The score was 19-14 with 5:47 left in the game. Ultimately, the Canes defense would smother Virginia’s offense to close it out.

Flashes of greatness

On an extremely wet night, D’Eriq King and the Canes offense did enough to win. The defense played with reserved aggression and discipline for the most part. These tough-fought victories build character. They will prove vital if they want to be elite level great going into the playoffs.


Embed from Getty Images


Please Share!

I'm the Editor in Chief of The Brawl. I also write for the Bears Brawl, Bulls Brawl and will release content about the White Sox.


Write A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *