Election day is officially ten days away.
The Miami Hurricanes do not appear to be a lock for the ACC Championship game yet.
A rainy game led to sloppy results nonetheless a 19-14 win over the Virginia Cavaliers.
Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King was 21 of 30 for 322 yards passing and one touchdown. Hurricanes finished with 444 total yards on offense.
“It was the elephant in the room; we have to strike down the field,” King said. “We have to start making plays; I have to throw the ball better for those guys to start making plays. Everyone was positive in practice. I am so proud of those guys the way they played and had a great attitude.”
Entering the game, I predicted Miami has to get back to grinding out the running game. It was hammering away in the first three games, couldn’t do anything against Clemson, and had to deal with the Pitt defensive front last week. This is the game for the Canes offense to get tough again.
Hurricanes finished with 122 yards rushing.
This week in practice, competition for the wide receiver positions were wide open because of the lack of production.
Senior wide receiver Mike Harley stepped up to the competition. He finished with ten catches, 170 yards, and a touchdown.
“Our backs were against the wall; the whole world is challenging,” Harley said. “We stepped up to the plate.”
Hurricanes committed zero turnovers.
The beat goes on.
Hurricanes are now 5-1; they have a bye then visit NC State.
Cavaliers fall to 1-4; they play host to UNC next.