Miami Hurricanes vs Florida State 5 things to watch

TALLAHASSEE OCTOBER 7: Running back Travis Homer
TALLAHASSEE OCTOBER 7: Running back Travis Homer /
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Can the Miami ground game continue to carry the offense

The defense’s domination in the last four and a half games and the Perry taking over as the starting quarterback from Malik Rosier have overshadowed how outstanding the running game has been over the last four games. The Miami Hurricanes have rushed for over 200 yards in four straight games.

Miami has mostly utilized a two-back system this season. Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas are both on pace for over 800 yards rushing. Dallas has run for over 100 yards in two of the last three games.

Homer added his own 100 yard game against FIU in between Dallas’ 100 yarders against Toledo and UNC. Homer now has four 100 yard games for his career.

As a team, the Miami Hurricanes ground game has been rolling. The Canes are 32nd nationally averaging 213.4 rushing yards per game. That includes running for just 83 yards in the opener against LSU. Miami has averaged 246 yards per game on the ground over the last four games. That would put Miami 16th nationally.

The question is can they keep it up against Florida State. If the Hurricanes can run the ball and control the clock they should be able to wear down Florida State’s defense. If that happens the Canes should win comfortably.