Miami Hurricanes red zone offense 100 spots better than 2019

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

The Miami Hurricanes have improved their red zone offense by over 100 spots in the rankings than 2019.

The Miami Hurricanes offense is tied for first in red-zone scoring in 2020 after being ranked 122nd out of 130 teams inside the opponents 20 in 2019. Miami scored on 39 of 54 possessions in the red zone 2019. The Hurricanes have converted all 13 possessions in the red zone in 2020.

A big difference for Miami in 2020 is kicker Jose Borregales. In 2019, Miami had 29 touchdowns and 10 field goals in the red zone in 2019. In 2020 Miami has 10 TDs and three FGs in the red zone. Former Miami kicker Bubba Baxa was three for seven in 2019 on field goal attempts inside of 40 yards.

Turner Davidson was 1-3 with all of his attempts coming from inside of 40 yards. Camden Price steadied the kicker position for Miami in 2019. Price made all five of his FG attempts inside of 30 yards and was 1-2 from 30-39 yards. Borregales has helped completely transform Miami in the red zone.

Borregales has made all six of his FGA in 2020. Three out of his six attempts have been inside the 40 helping keep Miami converting on all 13 of their red-zone scoring attempts. Miami has seven rushing TDs and three passing TDs in the red zone in 2020. Junior running back Cam Harris leads Miami with three red-zone TDs.

Freshman RB

Don Chaney Jr.

was impressive against Florida State with two rushing TDs inside the five-yard line. Miami also has red-zone scores with quarterback

D’Eric King

completing TD passes to



Will Mallory


N’Kosi Perry

adding one to

Michael Redding III


Jaylan Knighton

with one TD run.

Borregales being on the Miami roster has taken a lot of pressure off of the offense. In 2020 during the first half of the season, Miami had to score TDs nearly every time it got in the red zone or risk not scoring at all. Price did not attempt at FG of 40 or more yards in 2019, but he at least was accurate and solidified the kicking.

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The Miami offense has been far more efficient in 2020, especially in the red zone. King gives new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee a QB who can run, particularly in the red zone as well an accurate passer. Opponents have to account for King which helps the entire offense. Miami should continue to be efficient in the red zone.