Miami football 2020 schedule game-by-game preview

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 2: (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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UAB September 10

Miami will begin the season September 10 at Hard Rock Stadium against UAB. The Blazers went 9-5 in 2019 with a 31-17 loss in the New Orleans Bowl to Appalachian State.

UAB is led by Tyler Johnston III, who threw for 2,250 yards and 17 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 2019 and linebacker Kristopher Moll.

Moll who is an alum of Coral Gables High School led UAB with 102 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, eight sacks and three fumble recoveries in 2019. The Miami football team will have nine days off after the season opener against UAB before beginning the ACC schedule at Louisville on September 19.

At Louisville September 19

Miami begins ACC play at Louisville September 19 after crushing the Cardinals 52-27 at Hard Rock Stadium in 2019. Louisville returns the potent trio of quarterback Micale Cunningham, running back Javian Hawkins, and wide receiver Tutu Atwell. Cunningham threw for 219 yards and two TDs in the loss to Miami in 2019.

Hawkins ran for 91 yards and had a 40-yard reception last season and Atwell had six receptions for 142 yards and an 80-yard TD reception. The Miami defense is going to have to be focused for a potent Louisville offense. The extra two days off should help Manny Diaz and the Miami coaching staff to prepare.