Miami football biggest 2022 trap game

Nov 20, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team has a daunting 2022 schedule. Miami has marquee games at Texas A&M on September 17 and Clemson on November 19. The Hurricanes need to get off to a good start in 2022. Miami nearly buried itself in 2021 with a 2-4 start. A 30-28 loss to Virginia was the most disappointing in 2021.

The Miami football team was in a position to win at the end of the game in the first start for quarterback Tyler Van Dyke against Virginia. Kicker Andres Borregales hit the left upright on the last play of the game as Miami lost at home to Virginia. Miami lost 45-42 at North Carolina a week after the loss to Virginia to fall to 2-4.

After three straight games against Virginia at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami will travel to Scott Stadium in Charlottesville on October 29. The Miami football team last won at Virginia 34-14 in 2016. Miami is 3-5 all-time at Virginia. The Cavaliers have defeated the Hurricanes in four of the last five in Charlottesville.

Miami and Virginia will showcase two of the best QBs in the ACC. Brennan Armstrong of Virginia battled Van Dyke in the Virginia win last season. Armstrong ran for 268 yards and a TD with one interception and added 19 yards rushing. Will Backus of 247 Sports summarized UVA being a trap game for Miami in 2022.

"MIAMI HURRICANESGame: at Virginia (Week 9, Oct. 29)“Miami has…lofty expectations headed into its first season under coach Mario Cristobal with one of the nation’s best quarterbacks in Tyler Van Dyke…Virginia…had to poach former Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott when former head coach Bronco Mendenhall made the…decision to step away from coaching.It will be interesting to see how the Cavaliers’ offense looks different under Elliott, but he does have the benefit of strong-armed signal-caller Brennan Armstrong at the helm. At the very least, this should be a wildly entertaining quarterback duel.”"

Miami enters the 2022 season 18th in the ESPN Football Power Index. Virginia is 54th in the FPI. Miami is third in the ACC FPI behind Clemson and Pittsburgh. Virginia is ninth in the FPI. Winning on the road is never easy in the ACC, but the game at Virginia is one that Miami will be expected to win in 2022.

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Duke, Miami, Virginia and Virginia Tech all have new coaches entering the 2022 season. Elliott led a Clemson offense that struggled often in 2021. Virginia has playmakers on offense led by Armstrong. The Cavaliers led 27-14 in the third quarter before Van Dyke nearly rallied the Hurricanes. It should be another dual in 2022.