Miami football led by explosive plays and Jose Borregales in win over Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - SEPTEMBER 19: (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - SEPTEMBER 19: (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Hurricanes offense had two 75-yard touchdowns on back to back possessions in the third quarter and Jose Borregales kicked four field goals as the Miami football team cruised to a 47-34 victory at Louisville Saturday night.

The Miami football team used an explosive offense in the third quarter and Jose Borregales kicked four field goals as the Hurricanes won 47-35 at Louisville on Saturday night. Miami had 75-yard touchdowns on back to back plays in the third quarter to keep Louisville down by 14 on both occasions.

Cam Harris ran 75 yards for a TD 13 seconds after a Javian Hawkins 19-yard TD run cut the Miami lead to 27-20 on the first drive of the second half. On the next Hurricanes drive freshman running back Jaylan Knighton took a wide-open pass 75-yards for a TD following a Tutu Atwell six-yard TD reception for Louisville.

D’Eriq King got the Miami running game going a week after Hurricanes relied on its rushing offense in a 31-14 victory over UAB. After running for 337 yards against the Blazers in the season opener, King was 18-30 for 325 yards and three TDs. The Miami rushing offense added 30 carries for 160 yards on the ground.

King had his 16 game record of a rushing and passing TD come to an end. Louisville opened the scoring with a 40-yard James Turner field goal on their first drive. The Miami football team answered with back to back TD drives that were culminated with a 17-yard Will Mallory TD reception and four-yard Knighton TD run.

Miami answered a 22-yard Turner field goal with 48 and 57-yard field goals by Borregales to give the Hurricanes a 20-6 lead at halftime. Miami was able to hold down the Cardinals in the first half and made Louisville drive to score in the second half. Limiting the Cardinals’ big plays was the plan and Miami was able to do that.

Borregales added two field goals in the second half and a King to Brevin Jordan from 47 yards gave Miami a 47-20 lead in the fourth quarter. Louisville made it interesting late. A Zack McCloud strip-sack and recovery ended any chance the Cardinals had after cutting the Miami lead to 47-34 and recovering an onside kick.

The Miami defense forced three turnovers as the turnover chain made its 2020 debut. Louisville outgained Miami 516 yards to 485. Two of the three Louisville turnovers were critical. The other one came on the last play of the first half. The Cardinals went 4-14 on third down but were 3-4 on fourth down.

Jordan led Miami in receiving with seven receptions and 120 yards and added the TD. Cam Harris had 134 yards for the second straight game. The Hurricanes offense was explosive for the second straight game and the defense did just enough against an elite Louisville offense. Miami hosts Florida State next week.

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The Seminoles were off this weekend. Florida State lost their season opener 16-13 to Georgia Tech last week. News broke on Saturday that the Seminoles will be without head coach Mike Norvell who has contacted the Coronavirus. Miami needs to cut down on their penalties after having 11-89 yards against Louisville.