Answering Questions About Miami Hurricanes From FSU’s Chop Chat

DURHAM, NC - SEPTEMBER 29: Braxton Berrios
DURHAM, NC - SEPTEMBER 29: Braxton Berrios /
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Fansided’s Florida State site Chop Chat asked Canes Warning some questions about Saturday’s game between the Seminoles and the Miami Hurricanes.

The Miami Hurricanes looked like they’ve had a hard time stopping the run against Duke last week. FSU will probably look to establish a run game with Jacques Patrick and Cam Akers.  

Duke entered the Miami game averaging 241 rushing yards per game. Miami “held” them to 186. The Blue Devils average dropped to 218th in the nation after the loss to Miami. They now average 219, that’s 29th in the nation. Florida State won’t pose nearly the challenge on the ground that Duke did. They average only 97 rushing yards per game. That’s 121st nationally. 

FSU averaged 3.5 yards per carry against Wake Forest. Miami gave up four yards per carry against Duke. Miami faces a worse rushing offense and FSU plays a better front seven. They are likely to force Blackman to beat them until FSU proves it can run the football.

How do you think Miami will look to attack FSU’s offense with a young quarterback behind center?

"Miami has a very good front seven that can penetrate the backfield. They have not been adept at getting sacks the last two seasons. They were able to get after Duke quarterback Daniel Jones for six sacks on Friday night. Linebacker Michael Pinckney had a huge one on fourth and one on Duke’s first drive of the game. That changed the momentum of the game."