The FIU Golden Panthers travel a few minutes to take on the Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock on September 22nd at 3:30pm on ESPN2. Miami is a massive favorite heading into this matchup, as Odds Shark has Miami sitting as a 27 point favorite as betting lines open for the game.
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The FIU Golden Panthers are 27 point underdogs to the Miami Hurricanes better known as their cross-town rival. FIU and the University of Miami face off on September 22nd at 3:30pm eastern time on ESPN2/U at Hard Rock Stadium.
A six-pack of Hurricanes notes on a Wednesday: ▪ The Miami Hurricanes are honoring their 1983 national championship team at Saturday's UM-FIU game at Hard Rock Stadium (3:30 p.m., ESPN2). So it was appropriate that the quarterback and face of that first UM championship team, Bernie Kosar, addressed players last weekend in an impromptu speech at a Toledo hotel.
By David Villavicencio HurricaneSports.com CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Football fans typically watch the ball because that's where the action is. If you're watching a Miami game then wherever you see the football, a Hurricanes defender is likely nearby. And if the football is behind the line of scrimmage, a Canes defender is usually making an impact play.
The Miami Hurricanes' defense leads the nation in tackles for loss and stopping opponents on third down and has risen to fourth nationally in total defense. UM, with 35 tackles for loss, has stopped opponents 36 times of 43 attempts on third down, meaning its opponents are successful only 16.2 percent of the time.
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The Panthers quarterback is Bowling Green transfer James Morgan. Morgan has 3,890 career passing yards and 31 touchdowns to 25 interceptions. His 62.9% completion percentage is the best of his career. **The FIU offense is averaging 39.7 points per game which is tied for 34th nationally.
The No. 21 University of Miami and FIU have met twice in football. But, oh, what a history they have. On Monday, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt spoke briefly about FIU and its coach, former Canes coach Butch Davis, during his weekly radio stint on WQAM with Joe Rose and Zach Krantz.
Prior to the 2018 season for Miami, the defensive line was believed to be one of the weak points for the Hurricanes, a unit that excelled in 2017. However, through the first three games, its clear that the Canes front four has proven just the opposite.
When University of Miami star safety Jaquan Johnson, thought by many to be the best player on the team, went down with an injury shortly before halftime Saturday at Toledo, the Hurricanes seemed to, at least initially, unravel.
Frank Gore's 25 rushing yards put him ahead of Curtis Martin for 4th on the all-time rushing yards list. Jets TE Chris Herndon recorded his first ever NFL reception and finished with 2 catches for 30 yards in the Jets loss. Punter Matt Bosher launched 4 punts for 179 yards for the Falcons.
The No. 21 Miami Hurricanes had more than they could handle in their first 2018 road trip against LSU, when they were ranked No. 8 and appeared to be in cruise mode right through that little pregame altercation that was followed by a dismal season debut.
Through the Canes' win streak a season ago, Malik Rosier was inconsistent and inaccurate, but it was only tolerable because we were winning. Unfortunately, Miami ended the 2017 campaign with 3 straight losses, with a lot of blame falling upon Rosier 's shoulders. Now, with the Canes' loss streak finally broken, has anything changed?
I'm not worried about the Hurricanes defense, and honestly, neither should you. The Canes offense is the unit that's keeping people like me awake all night in the days leading up to Toledo. The Rockets present a tricky challenge for the Hurricanes on Saturday.
The ACC has gotten off to a bit of a rough start this year, but there's a lot of season left to prove some of the doubters wrong. However, with conference play beginning in earnest over the next few weeks, there are some important match-ups to take a look at.
Week 2 saw some ACC teams play tune-up games against FCS or lower tier opponents (like Miami's win over Savannah State), while others tested themselves against quality competition. In both cases, it was a mixed bag of results for the ACC this week.
UM freshman running back Lorenzo Lingard's four carry, 82-yard debut Saturday - combined with his determination to improve his shortcomings - apparently will earn him more playing time. Offensive coordinator Thomas Brown said Tuesday that Lingard is "going to play more."
There has been an upswell of frustration with starting quarterback Malik Rosier. It dated to the three-game losing streak that the Miami football team had to end 2017 and continued with the opening game loss to LSU this season...
The Miami Hurricanes new turnover chain is bigger, badder and has more bling than the original 207 turnover chain. The 2017 chain was, according to Sports Illustrated was a "36-inch, 2.5-kilogram, 10-karat gold chain, with 900 orange and green sapphire stones arranged in a "U" that is 6.5 inches wide."
Rosier's inconsistent play in the four games prior to Saturday's blowout win by the Miami Hurricanes over Savannah State had fans crushing Rosier on social media...
About every scholarship player got action on Saturday as the Hurricanes demolished Savannah State. Among the most impressive was Lingard, who rushed for 82 yards, with 2 touchdowns - on just 4 carries. DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer (despite a first quarter fumble), looked like their normal productive selves, with Cam'Ron Davis, and Robert Burns also seeing the field.
On Monday morning, the University of Miami announced that ffreshman DE Gregory Rousseau would undergo ankle surgery. Rousseau injured his ankle in Miami's 77-0 blowout win over Savannah State on Saturday. Here's the full release on this injury from Miami Athletics: CORAL GABLES, Fla.
A six-pack of Hurricanes notes on a Monday: ▪ Freshman defensive end Gregory Rousseau will be out indefinitely, possibly for the remainder of the season, after sustaining a fractured right ankle in Saturday's game against Savannah State. UM announced Rousseau will undergo surgery this week.
The University of Miami Hurricanes football team, up to No. 21 in the AP poll following a 77-0 thrashing of Savannah State, now prepares for a road game against Toledo. Coach Mark Richt discussed the four QBs who played Saturday.
Miami's Malek Young was a standout defensive back for the Hurricanes last year, the first player to wear the Turnover Chain. His career came to an abrupt end following a neck injury in the Capital One Orange Bowl. But Young has remained an integral part of Mark Richt's program.
The Hurricanes will have a big supporter speaking on national television at halftime of Sunday's UM-LSU game - even if he's not supposed to show it. Jonathan Vilma impressed ESPN executives so much as an ESPN2 studio analyst last season that network executives promoted him to ABC's college football studio this season, alongside former Texas coach Mack Brown and host Kevin Negandhi.