Miami football needs national worst 12 October turnovers behind them

Oct 14, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA;. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 14, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA;. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team tied with Army for a national worst 12 turnovers in October. Miami threw eight interceptions and lost four fumbles in October. Tyler Van Dyke threw seven interceptions in October with only one by Emory Williams who started in the Miami win over Clemson.

The Miami football team lost four fumbles in October. Miami lost two fumbles each versus Georgia Tech and North Carolina. Don Chaney Jr. had the infamous fumble versus Georgia Tech that should not have happened. On the final play versus the Yellow Jackets, Jacolby George fumbled with Miami trying to keep the game alive.

A week later versus North Carolina, Henry Parrish had another infamous Miami fumble on the goal line with the Hurricanes trailing 7-0 in the first quarter. The other fumble Miami lost versus North Carolina happened after a bad snap from center Matt Lee. Van Dyke threw three interceptions versus Georgia Tech and two against UNC.

Miami has significantly cut down its turnovers in the last two weeks. The interception thrown by Williams versus Clemson came on a deep attempt over the middle and was essentially a punt as Clemson took over at their own 10 with less than a minute left in the first half. Miami had a plus one turnover margin versus Clemson.

Van Dyke threw two more interceptions versus Virginia. The first interception was in the first half with Miami on the Virginia 36-yard line. Virginia drove for a TD following the second interception thrown by Van Dyke to take a 20-17 lead in the third quarter. Miami forced its own key turnover in the third quarter.

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After tying the game at 10 on its first drive of the second half, Kamren Kinchens returned an interception 29 yards for a TD to give Miami its first lead of the night at 17-10. Miami has four turnovers in their six wins this season and nine in the two losses. The Hurricanes have to limit turnovers for the rest of the season.