Notre Dame at Miami Hurricanes Breakdowns

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 29: Torii Hunter Jr.
SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 29: Torii Hunter Jr. /
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The Miami Hurricanes passing offense has lacked consistency and efficiency at times this season. Mark Richt has relied on a big play offense. They have a multitude of weapons to be able to accomplish that.

Quarterback Malik Rosier has hit receivers Braxton Berrios, Darrell Langham, Ahmmon Richards and Jeff Thomas, tight end Chris Herndon and running backs Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas for big plays.

The Hurricanes are 23rd in the country throwing for 288.3 yards per game. Rosier has struggled at times with accuracy. He is completing just 56 percent of his passes. The Hurricanes are 13th in the country averaging 14.69 yards per completion.

The Fighting Irish defense can be thrown on. Notre Dame allows 245.3 passing yards per game. That’s 91st in the country. Notre Dame is 37th nationally in pass efficiency defense.

The way Notre Dame’s defense sets up Miami might use the pass to set up the run. That should allow for some Run Pass Options, draws and miss direction plays.

Special teams and the kicking game were crucial in last year’s game in South Bend. Michael Jackson recovered a blocked punt in the end zone with just over six minutes to go to give Miami the lead.

The Irish came back. A field goal by Justin Yoon with about 30 seconds to go have Notre Dame the victory. Yoon and Miami’s Michael Badgley both returns as their team’s kickers this season.