Miami Hurricanes offense should continue rolling versus Georgia Tech

Oct 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes offense has averaged 443.67 yards in their last three games. Miami hosts Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets allow 426.9 yards per game which are 103rd nationally. Against FBS teams, Georgia Tech is worse. Yellow Jacket FBS opponents average 450 yards per game which are 106th.

Miami is 61st nationally in total offense against FBS opponents averaging 397.7 yards per game. The surge by the Miami offense has come against the best and fourth-ranked defenses in ACC games. Miami gained 421 yards in a 31-30 victory over North Carolina State who has the top-ranked defense in ACC games.

The Wolfpack currently allows 336.8 yards per game which is the best in ACC Games. Pittsburgh is fourth allowing 365.3 yards per game against ACC opponents. The Miami Hurricanes had 490 versus the Panthers. Hurricanes quarterback Tyler Van Dyke has improved in every start against an FBS opponent this season.

Van Dyke threw for 203 yards against Virginia on September 30 followed by 264 at North Carolina, 325 against North Carolina State and 426 at Pittsburgh last weekend. Georgia Tech is 95th in pass defense allowing 252.8 yards per game. Van Dyke is 32nd nationally averaging 248.0 passing yards per game.

Playing just its second home game in six weeks, the Miami offense should continue to roll. Miami running back Jaylan Knighton has been hot since becoming the lead back in the second half against North Carolina. In the last three games, Knighton has 195 yards rushing and four touchdowns and 13 receptions for 167 yards and two TDs.

After Georgia Tech held their first four opponents to an average of 306.5 yards per game, the last four Yellow Jacket opponents have averaged 549 yards per game. The timing for the hot Miami offense against a porous Georgia Tech defense projects well for the Hurricanes on Saturday. Miami has to continue to remain focused.

The Hurricanes entered the Virginia game with a similar scenario. Virginia allowed 1,173 combined yards in 20 point losses to Wake Forest and North Carolina the two weeks before they played at Miami. The Cavaliers emerged with a 30-28 victory holding Miami to 372 yards offensively.

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That was the first start against an FBS team for Van Dyke. Over five weeks later, Van Dyke is improving weekly. Miami should continue to roll against a poor Georgia Tech defense. The Hurricanes have had their own issues defensively. Miami havs allowed 34.75 points per game over their last four. Expect a high-scoring game Saturday.