Eye of the Hurricane (2013-2016)

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    2016 Schedule
    @ #13 Florida (Selvy9) ......................... W 35-21
    vs #8 Michigan (nkmi1984) .................. W 29-14
    vs Wake Forest .................................... W 52-21
    @ NCSU ................................................ W 48-18
    @ #21 FSU ........................................... W 28-23
    @ Virginia ............................................. W 45-3
    vs Duke ................................................ W 94-17
    @ #7 Texas (UcanHateMeNow) ............ L 31-21
    @ Georgia Tech .................................... W 45-14
    vs Virginia Tech .................................... W 52-30
    @ North Carolina .................................. W 40-7
    vs Pitt ................................................... W 55-16
    vs #2 Clemson (ACC Championship) .... W 41-17
    vs #1 Florida (BCS Championship) ....... W 24-10

    2015 Schedule
    @ Toledo ............................................... W 42-21
    vs #11 Nebraska ................................... W 41-10
    @ FAU .................................................... W 52-10
    @ Louisville ............................................ W 35-10
    vs Wake Forest ...................................... W 47-7
    vs Virginia .............................................. W 48-7
    @ Duke .................................................. W 59-0
    vs FSU ................................................... W 35-10
    vs GT ..................................................... W 41-21
    @ VT ..................................................... W 58-34
    vs UNC .................................................. W 42-20
    @ Pitt ................................................... W 70-14
    vs Louisville (ACC Championship) ......... W 51-14

    2014 Schedule
    @ Iowa State (cyhiphopp) ........................ W 37-21
    vs Pittsburg ............................................ W 62-17
    vs Texas Tech ........................................ W 52-6
    @ Wake Forest ....................................... W 63-14
    @ Virginia ............................................... W 38-3
    vs FSU .................................................. W 52-0
    @ GT .................................................... W 38-10
    vs NMSU ................................................ W 65-14
    vs Duke ................................................. W 65-7
    vs UNC .................................................. W 42-31
    @ VT .................................................... W 33-10
    @ Texas (UcanHateMeNow3) ..................... L 13-10
    vs BC (ACC Championship) ......................... W 41-10
    vs Alabama (Orange Bowl) ......................... W 42-10


    2013 Schedule
    1) vs FAU ................................................... W 42-7
    2) vs Florida (IJGator) ................................ W 28-7
    3) @ Ohio State (ArchieGriffin) ................... W 34-7
    4) @ USF .................................................... W 42-3
    5) vs GT ..................................................... W 35-13
    6) @ UNC (CaniacFan86) ........................... W 24-17
    7) Wake Forest .......................................... W 66-27
    8) @ FSU .................................................... W 45-23
    9) vs VT ...................................................... W 56-14
    10) @ Duke ................................................ W 66-0
    11) vs Virginia ............................................ W 45-21
    12) @ Pittsburg .......................................... W 49-39
    13) vs BC (ACC Championship) .................. W 38-12
    14) vs TAMU (National Championship) ........ L 15-14
     
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    Game 1: vs FAU (W 42-7)
    Miami jumped out the gates and scored first on a 78 yard catch and run from Morris to Scott. Scott would go on to have 183 yards and 2 TDs on 8 catches. Miami's defense was stingy, holding FAU to 7 points. Green had a good day and set a Cane's single game record with 5 sacks.
     
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    Game 2: vs Florida (W 28-7)
    Miami didn't repeat their slow start from the previous game. They came out ready to play and went up 14-0 by the end of the first half against the Gators. While Miami didn't rack up a ton of yards against Florida's fast defense, they were efficient. Morris completed 75% of his passes and threw 2 TD against 0 INTs. The defense stepped up too. It held the Gators scoreless until the 4th quarter and Denzel Perryman capped off a good night with a pick 6 to seal the game.

    > Shayon Green set a team record with 4 sacks on the day.
     
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    Game 3: @ Ohio State (W 34-7)
    The Canes set out to prove they are back in their match-up against the #2 Buckeyes. Despite the score, this was a close defensive game for the most part. During the first 3 quarters, both teams only managed 1 offensive touchdown each. Thanks to Tracy Howard's 60 yard pick 6 in the second quarter and a 47 yard field goal before the half, the Canes led 17-7 at halftime. Both teams held each other scoreless in the 3rd quarter but Miami's offense started clicking in the 4th quarter. They put the game away scoring 17 points in the final 7 minutes.

    > Rashawn Scott had another impressive day. 125 yards and a TD on only 5 receptions, including a 53 yard touchdown pass from Stephen Morris.
    > OSU's offense, which has been averaging 38 points per game this season, was held to 7 points.
     
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    Game 4: @ USF (W 42-3)
    USF opened the game with a defensive stop followed by a field goal. That was about all the success that they had on the night though. UM decided to show their little brothers a thing or two and kept their foot on the gas all night.

    > Stephen Morris put in his bid for the heisman. He ended the night with 319 all-purpose yards and 4 total TDs.
    > Malcolm Lewis had a breakout performance with 105 yards on only 3 catches.
    > Miami's defense showed up. It held USF's offense to 158 yards, 3 points, and 1 for 8 on 3rd downs.
     
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    Game 5: vs GT (W 35-13)
    Miami's then ranked #2 run defense definitely took a hit against GT. So far this season, the Canes have been surprisingly good at frustrating opponent's run games. Miami was confident but GT had no problem moving the chains on the ground and managed to put up the most points against the Cane's defense than anybody else this season. Miami had a scare in the early part of the game but then luckily the offense managed to turn it up a notch and put enough points on the board to distance themselves.
     
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    Game 6: @ UNC (W 24-17)
    Based on Miami's first drive of the game, this looked like it would be a walk in the park. The Canes drove down the field and scored at will. But after that they learned that the Tarheel's #2 ranking was legit. They turned up the intensity and held the Cane's offense to only 3 more points until the 4th quarter. And by that time, the red-hot Renner and UNC's offense managed to put up 17 points against Miami's defense.

    The Canes were in a 7 point hole going into the 4th quarter. But thanks to first down toss that looked more like Eli Manning to David Tyree, and a 4th and 1 defensive stand by the defense, the Canes managed to escape Chapel Hill with their undefeated season in tact.
     
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    Game 7: vs Wake Forest (W 66-27)
    This game was probably decided before the two teams stepped on the field (but don't tell the coaches that). From right out the gate, Duke Johnson returned the opening kick for a TD and the Canes never looked back. The defense did perform particularly bad in the second half though. Despite holding Wake to only 3 points in the first half. They gave up 24 points in the second half alone. That's more than the defense has given up in any game so far this year.

    Duke Johnson had a stellar game with 302 all purpose yards and 4 total TDs.
     
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    Game 8: @ FSU (W 45-23)
    Miami went into this game knowing that rankings mean nothing when it comes to the UM/FSU rivalry. And that proved to be true for the most part. The teams were trading blows for most of the first half. Luckily the defense was able to hold on and force 2 field goals where FSU probably should have had touchdowns. That and Duke Johnson's 2nd kickoff return for a TD in 2 games gave UM a slight edge going into halftime up 28-20.

    In the second half Miami's defense finally kicked in held FSU to only 3 points. Once the young FSU QB was forced to throw the ball more, the game was over.

    Duke Johnson couldn't have picked a better game to explode onto the scene. If you thought his last game was good, he amassed 502 all purpose yards and had 3 total TDs. He was basically a point scoring machine for the Cane's offense and special teams.
     
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    Game 9: vs VT (W 56-14)
    They say that whoever wins the turnover battle, wins the game... Not in this case. Miami lost the turnover battle 3 to 1. And on top of that 2 of those 3 turnovers were returned for touchdowns (the Hokie's only points). But after a 2 game vacation, Miami's defense showed up again. They held the Hokie's offense scoreless for the entire game and could only manage 184 total yards of offense.

    On the flip side, Miami's offense might have been even better. They put up over 500 yards of offense, 56 points, and converted 5 of 6 times on third down. Duke Johnson didn't have a monster game this time, but Stephen Morris made up for it. He threw for over 250 yards, ran for another 100, and accounted for 5 TDs before the backups were put in.

    With Virginia Tech behind them, Miami has a relatively easy 3 game stretch to rest up before the ACC title game.
     
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    Game 10: @ Duke (W 66-0)
    Miami's defense logged it's first shutout against Duke. The Blue Devil's QB managed to complete an amazing 29 of 39 passes against the Canes, but that only amounted to 209 total yards, 0 points, and 2 turnovers. The Cane's offense also matched their highest point output on the season. One of the top recruits on Miami's board recently listed Duke as his favorite over Miami. Could it have been that Miami was trying to show the recruit where he should really be playing football?

    Miami did have a scare though. It's injury-free streak was bound to come to an end and it came with a bang. Duke Johnson - one of the top players in the country - and Artie Burns - the Cane's starting safety - both got hurt during Saturday's matchup. The injuries seem pretty minor, but they could put a big dent in Miami's national title hopes if they are done for the season.
     
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    Game 11: vs Virginia (W 45-21)
    This was was much closer than the score indicates. Virginia came out with every intention to pull the upset and they almost did. Early in the 4th quarter, with 3 minutes left, Miami was only up 24-21 and Stephen Morris had just thrown an interception. Up till now the Cavalier's offense had been hard to stop but Tyrone Cornelius decided he had to make a play to save the Cane's national title hopes. On the first play after the interception, the LB dropped back into zone, jumped a route, and luckily he guessed right as the QB threw the ball right to him.

    The shock of seeing their dreams almost slip away sparked something in them because they went on to score 21 more points in the 4th quarter alone and held UVA's offense to 0 for the rest of the game.

    Aside from Tyrone Cornelius' play of the game, Duke Johnson was the star of the game. Stephen Morris couldn't get anything going in the air but Duke made up for it with over 400 all purpose yards and 3 TDs.

    An unfortunate casualty of the game was the Cane's star safety, Deon Bush, going down with a broken rib. He'll be out 2 weeks and will likely miss the ACC championship game.
     
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    Game 12: @ Pitt (W 49-39)
    Everyone seems to be giving Miami their best shot lately. First UVA came out on fire, and now Pitt. The Cane's offense managed to put up enough points to get a victory but Miami's defense will have to tighten things up going into the conference championship game. They gave up 39 points... that's 12 more points than their season high to date. Missing Deon Bush probably hurts but that's not their only issue when they are giving up 141 yards and 3 TDs on the ground. Coach is not happy.
     
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    Game 13: vs Boston College (W 38-12)
    Miami's coach tried to tell his players that BC was a respectable team and should be taken seriously. Apparently the players didn't listen and the Canes found themselves in another dogfight against a supposedly inferior opponent. The score seems like a blowout, but until there were 3min left in the 4th quarter, this was never more than a 1 possession game. But with the score at 17-12 and only 5min left in the game, Miami's offense knew it had to get in gear. Luckily they managed to score 21 points to seal the game and hopefully send them to the national championship. But if they try to sleep walk against Texas A&M, they'll be in for a rude awakening.
     
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    Game 14: vs Texas A&M (L 15-14)
    So close yet so far. It wasn't that Miami couldn't move the ball or that the defense couldn't keep A&M out of the endzone. It was the turnover battle that killed Miami. One interception came in the redzone, the other on what could have been a game winning drive. Combine that with Miami's inability to come up with interceptions when they had the chance, and that's a losing formula every time.

    The Canes look forward to next season where they'll try to repeat as national title contenders.
     
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    S2 Game 1: @ Iowa State (W 37-21)
    The Canes start off their season on a positive note with a tough win over #21 Iowa State. Miami was breaking in a new QB and his inexperience was seen early. He had 1 INT and 2 bad option pitches that turned into fumbles in the first half. But he managed to settle down and he got some help from Duke Johnson to slowly pull away from Iowa State.

    Miami's secondary seems to be much improved from last season. They were the teams weakness last year but clamped down on Iowa State's receivers and accounted for 5 interceptions.
     
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    S2 Game 2: vs Pitt (W 62-17)
    Move along. Nothing to see here. Pitt did what they could but the Cane's roster out matched theirs too heavily. Miami's freshman QB didn't play a flawless game but he got to rest behind a solid run game which amassed over 300 yards and 4 touchdowns on the ground. Duke Johnson did his thing. Before being taken out in the 4th quarter he tallied 5 TDs in 3 different ways. (rushing, receiving, & punt return)
     
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    S2 Game 3: vs Texas Tech (W 52-6)
    Miami continued their season with Texas Tech and made this game look easy. Aside from 6 or 7 dropped interceptions, the defense really showed off today. They held Texas Tech to 2 field goals, 154 total yards on offense, and got 7 sacks from 6 different players.

    Duke Johnson got knocked out of the game early but still managed to pick up 3 total TDs. 1 rushing, 1 receiving, and a 98 yard kick return. He should be back for Miami's next game against Wake Forest. With Duke out, the young QB John Keller stepped up. He managed 218 yards and 4 TDs through the air plus 60 yards and a TD on the ground.
     
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    S2 Game 4: @ Wake Forest (W 63-14)
    Miami's continued it's quest for a national title against Wake Forest. This one was over before it began. Miami's defense gave up less than 150 total yards of offense and only allowed Wake's offense to be on the field for less than 8min of the 28min game.

    Despite the fact that the starters got pulled halfway through the 3rd quarter, Duke Johnson still managed a ridiculous game. He racked up over 350 all-purpose yards and 5 TDs. Ironically, this is the first game where Duke didn't score a special teams touchdown.
     
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    S2 Game 5: @ UVA (W 38-3)
    Don't let the final score fool you. This was a tough one. UVA's defense came to play and held Miami's offense to only 24 points. Luckily Miami's defense came to play too. Tracy Howard specifically. He had two pick sixes before either offense put a point on the board and he notched a third INT later in the second quarter. With out those plays the game would've looked very different.
     
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    S2 Game 6: vs FSU (W 52-0)
    The Cane's posted their first shutout of the year and it couldn't have come at a better time. With a ton of recruits in the stands the Canes blew out their in-state rival 52-0. It was complete domination on both sides of the ball. The offense could not be stopped on the ground or the air and the defense suffocated the Noles only allowing 2 3rd down conversions, causing 3 turnovers, and sacking the QB... wait for it... 10 times.

    With that win, the Canes put in a strong bid for the #1 ranking and Duke Johnson should remain at the top of the Heisman polls.
     
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    S2 Game 7: @ GT (W 38-10)
    GT was the first team that didn't lay down for Miami since Iowa State in the first game of the season. Even though their offense couldn't convert yards into points, their defense was all over the field and kept it to a one possession game until the 4th quarter. But in that 4th quarter, Miami's offense clicked and rattled off 3 TDs to seal the game and keep the Cane's undefeated record intact.

    The next few weeks should be pretty straight forward until Miami faces what should be a ranked UNC team.
     
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    S2 Game 8: vs NMSU (W 65-14)
    This game was decided as soon as it was scheduled. NMSU tried to put up a fight but didn't have the talent to do anything on offense or defense. They only managed about 70 total yards of offense until the 3rd quarter when Miami put in their backups. The game was already out of hand before Herb Waters decided he was going to take back-to-back 63 yard punt returns to the house.

    Miami will be sleep-walking through next week's game against WakeForest too.
     
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    S2 Game 9: vs Duke (W 65-7)
    Honestly, the Canes expected more from Duke. Yeah, it's Duke... but they played like the worst team Miami has faced all year. The game was out out of hand by the half. It marks the second straight week that Miami's defense has held the opponent to 70 total yards of offense before putting the backups in during the 3rd quarter.

    Luckily the stretch of snoozers will start to come to and end as the Canes play UNC, VT, and Texas in the next 3 weeks.
     
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    S2 Game 10: vs UNC (W 42-31)
    The Cane's almost had their national title hopes destroyed by the #20 Tar Heels. They played sloppy on offense and defense through the whole game and found themselves down by 3 points with less than 3min to go in the game. But with 2min remaining on a 2nd down and 20 to go, freshman Stacy Coley got on top of UNC's coverage and ended up with a 75 yard TD reception.

    The game wasn't over though. Miami's defense hadn't stopped UNC the whole second half and they still had plenty of time left. Luckily, the coverage held up and senior CB Ladarius Gunter came down with a game clinching interception to seal the game. Afterwards, Rashawn Scott did his best Stacy Coley impression and got free for another TD to put the game out of reach.

    After the game some recruits said they were happy the Canes won but were disappointed that they had so much trouble...
     

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