National CFB writer makes Miami football bowl projection

Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

Brad Crawford of 247 Sports posted his College football bowl projections for 2023 season: Summer edition” on Tuesday. Crawford projects that the Miami football team will play Texas Tech in the Pop-Tarts (formerly Cheez-It) Bowl in Orlando. Miami played in the same game after the 2016 and 2020 seasons.

Miami defeated West Virginia 31-14 in the 2016 game in the final appearance for quarterback Brad Kaaya in a Hurricanes uniform. Oklahoma State defeated Miami 37-34 in the 2020 (then) Cheez-It Bowl. Texas Tech finished the 2022 season 8-5. The Red Raiders finished the 2022 season with four straight wins.

Texas Tech defeated Mississippi 42-25 in the 2022 Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Miami football team leads the all-time series versus Texas Tech 4-1. The Hurricanes won the last meeting 45-10 in Lubbock in 1990. Miami has won the last two games versus Texas Tech by a combined score of 106-21.

Texas Tech is entering its second season under head coach Joey McGuire. McGuire was previously an assistant at Baylor from 2017 through 2021. McGuire was a high school assistant and head coach in Texas prior to being hired at Baylor. Texas Tech hosts Mario Cristobal’s old team Oregon on September 9.

"Pop-Tarts BowlProjected matchup: Texas Tech vs. Miami“The Hurricanes are going to bounce back as a contender in the ACC during Mario Cristobal’s second season — or so the projection goes. Miami recruited in the 2023 cycle and prioritized the transfer portal by filling several needs. The program has a sizable game early with Texas A&M.The Red Raiders won eight games last fall, including four straight to end 2022 as one of the Big 12’s hottest teams.”"

Miami signed the seventh-best 2023 class per the 247 Sports composite rankings. The Hurricanes also signed the seventh-best transfer class with 15 additions through the portal. Florida State and LSU are the only transfer classes ranked ahead of Miami with fewer additions through the portal.

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LSU has the second-best transfer class with 14 commits. Florida State is sixth and with 10 transfers. Miami plays at Florida State on November 11. A Miami win over Texas A&M on September 9 could provide the Hurricanes with a chance to start 5-0. Temple is the only road game for Miami in its first five 2023 contests.