Hurricanes - 2013 Results

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    Hurricanes - 2013 Results

    Week 1 - W against Oregon (Tmac)

    Another epic battle between Miami and Oregon. Once again the game came down to a last second iced field goal attempt and Miami was also the victor in both occasions. I have now won 3 games against users in this league and all were decided by a last second field goal. I missed another extra point and a very short field goal earlier in the game, both due to controller not responding to analog stick.

    AJ Highsmith played out of his mind and the receivers made some big plays. Both teams in this game avoided turnovers until the 4th quarter. With Oregon inside the redzone, Miami safety Henry intercepted a ball in his own endzone.

    Great game by T-Mac, the game was very well played.

    Week 2 - L against Ohio State (Masler)

    An outmatched Miami team gave an inspiring performance at Ohio State. Unfortunately for Miami Hurricane fans the team made its first big mistake all game with 10 seconds to play. Miami led most of the game but James TD with 2 seconds left was the difference.

    Redzone turnovers also hurt Miami, they threw 2 interceptions in the endzone (1 by Highsmith, 1 by backup Austin). Aside from his 1 interception the Miami QB Highsmith had another phenomenal performance. He started off with 2 very tough matches but went for over 300 yards passing in each match. He doesn't have much to work with at wide receiver but he continues to hit his targets.

    Final score: I forget, I was too busy punching the nearest wall
     
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    Week 3 - W against Virginia (CPU)

    I did not expect this game to be close but that is what I get for looking ahead. I barely won this game and at one point I was trailing by 14 points. Highsmith had a miserable day, he threw 2 interceptions and left in second quarter with an injury. Luckily backup Austin came up with a huge day. Leading the way at receiver was true freshman Reid (8 rec 128 yards 1 TD). On defense the Hurricanes were unable to tackle Virginia HB Wallace. He went for 178 yards and 3 TD's on just 15 carries (11.8 ypc).

    This was a big win for Miami, a loss would have been devastating. Many top recruits were in for this game so it was a must win. Hopefully they enjoyed seeing the shootout.

    Stat of the game: Austin with a 303.6 QB rating (10-13 233 yards 3/0)

    Miami 38
    Virginia 35
     
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    Week 5 - W against NC State (CPU)

    Miami 56
    NC State 21

    NC State's running back Washington is a beast. He broke two huge runs on my defense, including a sick stiff arm (see link below). When he wasn't destroying my defense the NC State didn't do much. On on the offensive side Highsmith led the charge for Miami. He had 3 TD passes and 2 TD rushes. Freshman Reid was the recipient of 2 of the TD receptions. In bad news for Miami the team's best defensive player, LB Clint Morgan, will be out for 4 weeks.

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    Week 6 - W against Duke

    Highsmith was leader for the offense once again. He hooked up many times with true freshman Reid, including 2 TD passes. For the game Highsmith just missed the 300 yard mark, throwing for 296. He did throw an interception in the game but it came on a Hail Mary pass at the end of the half. On the defensive side the Canes were burned again by the running game but they were able to at least contain Duke's HB. He still averaged more than 8 yards per carry but Duke didn't give him many carries. The Blue Devils got one of their touchdowns on a long interception return on a tipped pass from Miami's backup QB.

    Miami 42
    Duke 14

    Week 7 - W against Florida State (abolishthefed)

    The Seminoles came into the game reeling from the stunning coaching change but overall the team performed well in its first game under its new coach. A couple missed field goals were the difference in the first half and Miami took a 7 point lead into the half. Points did not come easy for Miami in the first 3 quarters. Starting QB Highsmith was injured in the first quarter and backup Austin was rattled in front of the wild Seminoles crowd. Highsmith returned midway through the fourth quarter to throw the go ahead TD. He also connected on a nice deep ball that helped Miami score its final TD. Geoff Darby would punch in the final score with under a minute to give the Canes the 14 point lead and secure the win.

    Overall this was a well played game on both sides. Florida State moved the ball well but had trouble getting touchdowns. They had to kick field goals on multiple trips inside the 30 yard line. Miami also was shut down in the red zone on a couple occasions, including one where the team was inside its opponents 5-yard line.

    Miami 27
    Florida State 13
     
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    Week 8 vs Georgia Tech

    The game started off badly for Georgia Tech. The opening kickoff was fumbled and Miami scooped it for a TD. On the next drive the Yellow Jackets fumbled an option pitch and Miami would scoop it up. This gave Hurricanes' offense a short field and the team took advantage. Highsmith threw his first of 5 TD passes on this drive. Miami would continue scoring and led 21-0 before GT finally got on the board. Miami gave up a long run to GT HB Smith. Miami would answer back and score another TD, ending 1st quarter with a 28-7 lead. GT's Smith answered back with a kick return TD but that wrapped up GT's scoring for the day.

    Miami continued to score in the second quarter, thanks to Highsmith's arm and legs. He only played 2 1/2 quarters but finished with 240 yards passing, 75 yards rushing and 5 touchdown passes. The defense also had a big day, grabbing 3 fumbles and 3 interceptions. SS Henry led the way with 2 of the 3 interceptions.

    Countdown to Virginia Tech match is now just 2 weeks. Hurricanes play another game next week but the team is more focused on the match with the Hokies.

    Miami 52
    Georgia Tech 14
     
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    Week 9 vs North Carolina

    Highsmith and Miami win another game. The offense was not on the field very often but made some big plays when they got the ball. Highsmith hooked up with his receivers for 4 more touchdowns, giving him 20 on the season. Miller, Kent and Reid were the main targets for the pass offense. Miller and Kent both caught long touchdown passes and Reid punched in two short scores. Starting half back Darby missed most of the game with an injury so running wasn't effective for Miami. He could have returned late in the game but Miami chose to rest him for the game against Hokies.

    On defense the Hurricanes started off with a bang. Ingram picked off a pass on the opening drive and returned it for a score. The rest of the game the defense didn't give up many points but had trouble getting off the field. Time of possession was dominated by Carolina but Miami managed to hold UNC to just 10 points.

    Next up for Miami is a showdown with #2 Virginia Tech. This will most likely decide the ACC Coastal division and could be an important game in the National Title picture.

    Miami - 35
    North Carolina 10
     
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    Week 11 vs. Northern Illinois

    Miami had an ugly day but managed to get a win against Northern Illinois. The offensive stats were similar for both sides, each gaining around 340 yards total offense. Miami QB Highsmith had another forgettable day. He threw 2 interceptions and left with an injury. In his place Austin got the Hurricanes a couple late touchdowns to seal the win. The main targets for the Miami quarterbacks were wide receivers Kent (SR.) and Reid (FR.). Each had more than 100 yards receiving and a touchdown. Blocking was the biggest problem for Miami's offense. The quarterbacks were under constant pressure and the running backs couldn't get going.

    Over on the defensive side the Hurricanes gave up a bunch of yards but the Huskies could not capitalize. They missed 2 field goals and also had some redzone turnovers. Nixon and Richardson each picked off passes in the game and senior defensive end Dye had a couple more sacks.

    Miami 28
    Northern Illinois 9
     
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    Week 12 vs. Wake Forest

    Miami rolled through its last conference game en route to its 9th win of the year. If the team can beat Akron in a couple weeks they should get a BCS Bowl, not bad for a young team that lost a lot of talent. Leading the charge against Wake Forest was senior quarterback Highsmith. He had 6 total touchdowns in this game, 3 passing and 3 running, and he also completed 20 of 25 pass attempts. He did make some mistakes, throwing 2 interceptions, and one mistake cost Miami a touchdown. There is no stat for interceptions thrown in the end zone but I'm confident Highsmith would have the lead.

    On the defensive side the Hurricanes gave up some points but also made some big plays. Junior cornerback Thomas led the way in this game, picking off a pass and returning a fumble for a touchdown. Seniors Morgan and Dye also had good games. Dye had 2 more sacks in the game and Morgan tied for team lead in tackles with 8, 3 for loss.

    Miami gets a bye in week 13 followed by the game against Akron in week 14 to finish the season. They will not get a shot at conference championship this season but the team will be fighting for that title next season.

    Miami 49
    Wake Forest 17
     
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    Week 14 vs Akron

    Miami rolled over #19 Akron en route to another victory for the Hurricanes. Heisman candidate AJ Highsmith was the leader for the offense once again. He threw for three touchdowns in the game and ran for two short scores. His lone mistake was an interception on a forced pass. AJ's leading receiver for this game was Jason Miller, catching 9 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. Kent and Reid also caught touchdowns in this game.

    On defense Miami played one of its better games of the season. The Hurricanes only allowed 134 yards and 100 of those yards came on the TD drive by Akron. The Zips started at their own 1/2 yard line after an unbelievable punt by Hester. The Canes could not take advantage of the field position and Akron got the ball out of its endzone. The Zips then drove the length of the field for the touchdown. Aside from that the entire Miami defense played top notch football. The team combined for 18 tackles for a loss in this game, led by senior defensive end Dyron Dye who had 5. 3 of those 5 were credited as sacks, giving him a team high 16 on the season. Senior linebacker Clint Morgan grabbed an interception for Miami. Akron's wide receivers did not help their quarterback in this match, they dropped 8 passes in the game.

    Miami players get to rest up the next few weeks. Miami has a bye in week 15 and they will not be participating in conference championship. Their next game will be a bowl game and the team should be looking at an at-large BCS berth. Miami only lost twice this season and both teams are in the top 4 in the country.

    Miami 45
    Akron 7
     
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    Miami - A look back at the season

    Record 10-3, 7-1 in the conference (2nd place ACC Coastal)

    This season did not start off with high expectations after the high turnover from last season but Miami played well in most of its games. In both matches against Ohio State the Hurricanes had chances to win but missed out on some opportunities. The first game agains OSU was lossed on a last second miracle thanks to blown coverage by Miami. The The Virginia Tech game was the only bad performance of the season for Miami, aside from the near loss to an inferior Virginia team. A win to open up the season and a revenge win against Florida State (2 losses previous season) were the big wins for Miami. They also bested ranked ACC foes North Carolina and Georgia Tech.

    The Hurricanes entered the season with issues on the offensive side of the ball but the players on that side out performed the expectations. AJ Highsmith was the leader for the offense and he gave Miami a dynasmic passing/rushing quarterback. He had big games in the matches with Ohio State and Oregon, but struggled in the loss to Virginia Tech. His leading receivers were a converted cornerback, the former #5 WR and a true freshman. This group could not make up for the production of Byrd, Streeter and Johnson but they did a servicable job at the position. Freshman Reid was the bright spot for the group as he led the team in receptions and tied for the lead in touchdown receptions. At running back the Canes lost the production of James and Darby never filled that void.

    On the defensive side Miami was punished by big runs but did an excellent job in pass defense. Defensive end Dye was the leader on the defensive side and he took home the Lombardi trophy. The defensive backfield was also very productive and the starters (Thomas, Nixon, Richardson, Henry) all had excellent seasons. The defensive back field will return 3 of 4 players next season. Henry will be the lone secondary member not returning, the junior opted to to test his luck in this spring's NFL Draft.

    Next season Miami will be very young but the team should have a lot of promising prospects. The incoming recruiting class will be leaned on heavily next season and most will probably start next season. How Miami fares will depend on how quickly these prospects learn the ropes and how the current roster progresses in the offseason.
     

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