To paraphrase the amazing Oprah Winfrey…” you get a turnover chain…you get a turnover chain…you get a turnover chain.”
The Miami Hurricanes defense played their best game of the season so far and Malik Rosier joined in on the party throwing two touchdowns completing 15 of 26 passes for 270 yards in a 31-6 win over the Duke Blue Devils.
Rosier may still have his doubters but that number is becoming less by the week. He completed his first nine passes and led Miami to touchdowns on its first two drives.
“I say it is going okay,” Rosier stated. “There a lot of things that I have to improve on. Go back and watch the film. Do better.”
Rosier connected on his best target Ahmmon Richards who played his first game of the year on a 49-yard catch-and-run score early in the fourth quarter giving the Blue Devils something they did not want, nightmares.
Two years ago, “The U” escaped Durham with a win on an eight-lateral kickoff return for a final-play touchdown. The Hurricanes defense prevented those theatrics this time.
Miami’s defense kept Duke out of the end zone, holding the blue devils to only two field goals in the first half. Michael Pinckney had 10 tackles and also had a second-quarter interception to lead a defensive effort that included five sacks of Blue Devils quarterback Daniel Jones. With the interception, Pinckney had his name written all over the “turnover chain.”
“That’s my first time actually holding it.” Pinckney stated. “I like cuban links.”
Duke was held to their lowest point total since 2009. Duke failed to score a touchdown for only the second time in the past five years and converted only four of 17 third-down plays.
Now (rubbing hands) the Hurricanes visit the preseason ACC favorite Florida State Seminoles a game rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma.
The Hurricanes are now ranked 13th in writers polls. 12th in the coaches. Seminoles unranked. They Canes have not beaten the Seminoles since 2009. Hurricanes 1 ½ point favorites over the Seminoles, the hype is real no matter the rankings for both teams.