The Miami football team will face a challenge against the Florida State defense that is second in the ACC allowing 177.9 passing yards per game. Miami is third in the ACC averaging 290.5 passing yards per game, but had only 125 in the 14-12 win at Virginia last week with Jake Garcia having the vast majority of Miami pass attempts.
The win over Virginia that went to quadruple overtime was the first time this season Miami had less than 200 yards passing. Miami threw 32 times as offensive coordinator Josh Gattis ran an extremely conservative offense after the Hurricanes threw three interceptions and lost five fumbles a week earlier versus Duke.
Garcia was 15-32 for 125 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions starting for Tyler Van Dyke who did not play against Virginia because of a shoulder injury suffered against Duke. Van Dyke was initially expected to be out for two weeks and then reevaluted. Reports have emerged that Van Dyke could play versus Florida State.
Louisville was 21-34 for a season high 243 yards in a 35-31 Florida State win in September. Clemson averaged a season high 8.8 yards per attempt and three TDs against the Florida State defense in their win at Florida State last month. Florida State has allowed multiple TD passes in four games this season.
The Miami football team has multiple TD passes in four games in 2022. Last week was the first time this season Miami did not have a TD pass. The win over Virginia was the fourth time this season Miami did not throw an interception. Getting Van Dyke back for the Florida State game would be a huge boost to the Miami offense.
After struggling during the first four games of the season, Van Dyke had a two game stretch last month completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 847 yards, five TDs and one interception versus North Carolina and Virginia Tech. Van Dyke was 11-16 for 81 yards, one TD and no interceptions versus Duke before getting injured.
Van Dyke was sacked, lost a fumble and left the game with a knee injury versus Duke. The lost fumble by Van Dyke was the third of the game out of five for the Miami football team. Van Dyke has not played since. Before the turnover fest versus Duke, the Miami pass offense seemed to find its stride.
Offensive coordinator Josh Gattis opened up the offense after Miami lost to Middle Tennessee State to fall to 2-2. The Miami pass offense needs to improve from a poor production versus Virginia. After a poor beginning versus FSU in 2021, Van Dyke finished 25-47 for 316 yards, four TDs and two interceptions in a 31-28 loss.