Saturday, October 22, 2011

'Canes upend Georgia Tech, 24.7

Well 'Canes Nation, at the end of the day the only thing that matters is the scoreboard.  No. 21 Georgia Tech traveled to Miami only to lose, 24-7.  They never had a chance.

Where has this defense been all year?  What a change of scenery.  The 'Canes defense held the Jacket's to a mere 134 yards rushing, with a long run of only 11 yards.  Georgia Tech entered this game ranked No. 2 in the rushing attack, whereas Miami had the No. 94th ranked rush defense in the nation.

Turnovers for once favored Miami.  The first play of the game for Georgia Tech resulted in a JoJo Nicolas interception.  Nicolas also recovered a muffed punt in the endzone giving the "U" a 14-0 lead.

Tech averaged just 2.9 yards a carry on the ground.  The Sean Spence, Denzel Perryman combo. needs to be utilized from here on out.  Perryman runs around like a maniac out there.  He is going to be something special.  Special teams also continued to impress. 

As far as the offense is concerned, they looked okay--just okay.  Jacory Harris threw his first interception in three weeks, however, he is not to be blamed.  Fullback John Calhoun had the ball go through his hands, bang off of his helmet, and THEN the ball was intercepted.  Frankly, it was a ball that should have been caught.  Harris was a unflattering 7-20 for 101 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 1 interception.  Definitely no bragging rights here.

Lamar Miller quietly had a good game.  Although at times he looked banged up, he carried the rock for 93 yards and 1 rushing touchdown.  Guy deserves a long soak in the tub.

Things are looking bright for the 'Canes.  As Davie's noted during the game, "these two teams appear to be heading in two different directions."  Miami is on the ups and Georgia Tech is heading south.  At this point in the season, the Coastal division is up for grabs and Miami is right in the thick of things.  There is no reason why the "U" can't run the table from here on out.

The 'Canes will host Virginia on 10/27, and yes, this is a Thursday night game folks.  Not much time to rest.  Kickoff will be at 8:00 p.m.  With it's win today, Miami improves to 4-3 (2-2). 

Good job 'Canes!  It's all about the "U."