Miami football: national website 4-1 September projection accurate

Dec 5, 2020; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 5, 2020; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team has the toughest opener in college football in 2021 when they play Alabama on September 4 in Atlanta. Alabama is the defending National Champion. The Crimson Tide has won three of the last six and six of the last 12 National Championships. The Miami football schedule eases after Alabama.

Miami plays the home opener against Appalachian State on September 11. That is the first of four straight home games with Michigan State, Central Connecticut State and Virginia playing at Hard Rock Stadium in subsequent weeks. Miami is projected to lose to Alabama and win out to finish September 4-1 by 247 Sports.

The game against Virginia is the ACC opener on Thursday, September 30. Miami caps off a busy September against Virginia. The Hurricanes have a bye week after hosting the Cavaliers before traveling to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to play the Tar Heels on October 16. Miami at UNC should be the game of the year in the ACC Coastal Division.

Entering the North Carolina game with a 4-1 record would set up the rest of the Miami football season well. Miami and UNC could be top 10 teams when they play in Chapel Hill. If Miami has a 4-1 record as anticipated when they face UNC where they are in the rankings will largely depend on the outcome against Alabama.

"MIAMI HURRICANES | 4-1Sept. 4 | vs. Alabama (Atlanta)Sept. 11 | vs. Appalachian StateSept. 18 | vs. Michigan StateSept. 25 | vs. CCSUSept. 30 | vs. VirginiaThe Hurricanes will be busy in September with five games in a span of 27 days. Miami has to go head-to-head with Alabama in Week 1, and it would be pretty shocking to see the Hurricanes pull off the upset in Atlanta. After that, Miami should fare much better in the rest of the month.Appalachian State and Michigan State provide tough challenges, but the Hurricanes should be able to win both of those games. Central Connecticut will serve as cannon fodder for the Hurricanes.The Thursday night game against Virginia could be a dangerous game for the Canes, but it is at home and should be a victory."

If Miami upsets Alabama in Atlanta, they would vault into the top 10 in both major polls. A close loss to Alabama would likely help Miami in the polls. North Carolina is projected to emerge 4-0 at the end of September. The Tar Heels play at Virginia Tech, host Georgia State and Virginia and play at Georgia Tech in September.

Next. Miami projected to finish 10-2 per national website. dark

The potential of 4-1 Miami at 4-0 North Carolina could make the Hurricanes and Tar Heels the College GameDay site on October 16. With the late start to the 2020 season, Miami finished September 3-0. The Hurricanes lost 42-17 to Clemson to begin October. Miami exited September with four wins since 2013.