The Perfect Storm, Miami is moving on up to the deluxe apartment in the sky

The Miami Hurricanes are moving on up to the east side.

To a deluxe apartment in the sky.

No, they are not moving on up like The Jeffersons.

Instead, they are moving up the national college football rankings rapidly, now No.7 in both major polls.

The Hurricanes completed a bye week and still moved up polls released Sunday.

The Hurricanes climbed to No. 7 in both the Associated Press top 25 and the Amway Coaches Poll.

Miami’s rankings in the two polls are their highest since an identical No. 7 ranking in both polls on Nov. 26, 2017. Miami moved up one spot from their No. 8 ranking by both the AP and coaches last week.

Let the hype begin.

Though rested and an undefeated 3-0, 2-0 ACC start, Hurricanes take their talents to Death Valley, the home of the Clemson Tigers.

The Tigers are undefeated themselves, an identical record like Miami, but they don’t need to move up; they are on top, ranked No. 1.

The game adds up to be the premier showdown in the ACC to date this season. Clemson is ranked No. 1 while Miami is No. 7, making this game the first battle between Top 10 teams at Memorial Stadium since 2016.

Both Clemson and Miami are averaging more than 42 points, and both feature Heisman Trophy candidates at quarterback — Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Miami’s D’Eriq King.

Lawrence has passed for 848 yards and seven touchdowns this season while also rushing for three scores. He’s thrown 314 consecutive passes without an interception, which is a school record and the third-longest streak in ACC history.

Lawrence hasn’t been intercepted since the first quarter of the Tigers’ win at Louisville on Oct. 19, 2019.

King, a transfer from Houston, has thrown for 736 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 157 yards and another score.

“They have great players Trevor, Travis, great defense,” King said. “It is the next game, so it is a big game for us. We are going to go out there and try to get a win; it will mean a lot for the program.”

It will be the third primetime game for the Hurricanes in a row; they are coming off a convincing 52-10 win over their rival the Florida State Seminoles.

 

 

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Author: West Lamy

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