Who is the Player to Watch on Each of Miami Hurricanes 2017 Opponents?

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 08: Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt tries to calm the fans after throwing debris on the field during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 08: Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt tries to calm the fans after throwing debris on the field during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 24: Bryon Fields /

November 11 Notre Dame

For the first time since 1989 Notre Dame will be playing Miami on their home field. The Irish nearly blew a 20-0 lead in last year’s game against Miami.

The Fighting Irish offensive line is the strength of their team this season. Sports Illustrated ranks two of the Irish offensive lineman in the top 50 players in the country. Offensively tackle Mike McGlinchey is the 47th ranked player and guard Quenton Nelson is ranked 27th.

The player the Miami Hurricanes will have to be the most concerned with is wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown. St. Brown caught six passes for 72 yards and a touchdown in Notre Dame’s win in South Bend last season.

He had four for 80 and a touchdown in last week’s season opening win over Temple. That led the Irish receivers in both receptions and yards.

Sports Illustrated ranks St. Brown as the nation’s 85th best player, St. Brown and the Hurricanes Ahmmon Richards is a showdown of two of the country’s best receivers.

Dee Delaney was an FCS All-American last season. He figures to draw the majority of the assignment covering St. Brown. It should be a good test for both of them.