How The Miami Hurricanes Have Made it to 6-0

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 21: Steve Ishmael /
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Drops, drops and more drops. In an uncharacteristic phenomenon during the Mark Richt era, the receivers simply refused to catch the ball.

Ahmmon Richards, in particular, needed a reset. The typically sure-handed Miami star wide receiver had six receptions for 99 yards but those numbers should have been a lot higher. Richards had four drops in the first half according to Hurricanes Radio Analyst Don Bailey Jr during the broadcast.

Richt showed slight frustration and talked about inconsistency which plagued his offense during his post game press conference. Look no further than third down conversions and Red Zone touchdown percentage for the main culprits why.

Miami entered the game against Syracuse 97th in the country converting only 34 percent on third-down. True to form Miami once again suffered in this area going three for 13 against Syracuse for a whopping 23 percent. That is not good considering Miami ranked 99th last year in third down conversions.

Red zone proficiency is also still an issue for this team. Miami entered the contest 90th nationally in Red Zone touchdown percentage with 54 percent of its red zone trips resulting in touchdowns. Saturday versus Syracuse Miami was 50 percent.