The Perfect Storm, Miami Hurricanes miss last second FG in loss to Virginia Cavaliers

The property cost is too high in the city of Miami for the Miami Hurricanes college football team to play this poorly.

Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz’s coaching seat is the warmest it has ever been while in Coral Gables.

Hurricanes’ freshman kicker Andy Borregales missed a 33-yard field goal attempt as time expired; the football hit the left upright. The Virginia Cavaliers won their first conference game of the season 38-28 on the road ending a two-game losing streak.

The Hurricanes drove 75 yards in 14 plays on their final drive; they never led.

Hurricanes starting quarterback D’Eriq King missed his second game straight game with a shoulder injury.

Two weeks ago, King was injured against Michigan State and did not play the last game against Central Connecticut State. Freshman Tyler Van Dyke, who started in place of King last week, went 10-of-11 for 270 yards, and three touchdowns made his second straight start and completed 15 of 29 passes for 203 yards in a losing effort; this was his first start against a Power 5 opponent.

Hurricanes finished with 372 total offensive yards however had 11 total yards with 1:14 to play in the first quarter.

The fair amount of fans that did show up to the primetime game showered the Hurricanes with boos several times.

The Hurricanes, who have worn a helmet decal honoring coach Howard Schnellenberger all season who passed away in March, wore a special patch that honors the coach during the game.

Howard’s wife, Beverlee Schnellenberger, and their sons, Tim and Stuart, participated in the coin toss ceremony and the halftime ceremony.

Coach Schnellenberger was the first coach to lead Miami to a national championship when the Hurricanes finished No. 1 in the 1983 season.

The Hurricanes are far from what the iconic coach built.

Virginia entered the game leading the nation in passing, averaging over 430 yards per game – quarterback Brennan Armstrong entered going off with over 400 yards in each of his last three games.

Cavaliers did not appear like a .500 team.

Armstrong was 25 of 44 for 268 yards and one touchdown. Dontayvion Wicks was the recipient of his one touchdown, which turned out to be arguably the catch of the young college football season.

Cavaliers finished with 449 total yards with 181 on the ground.

The beat goes on.

Cavaliers take their talents to Louisville next week.

Hurricanes have a needed bye week, then take their talents to North Carolina on October 16th.

 

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Author: West Lamy

My passport requires no photograph. Experienced play-by-play broadcaster and multimedia sports journalist with years of producing and covering sports. WORLDWIDEWEST is a journey; in this journey my feet don't get blisters, but my shoes do.

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