This may sound ridiculous considering the way Stephen Morris is playing right now, but the Hurricanes must find a way to establish the run.
Lets face it, Notre Dame has one of the best defenses in the country so far this year and the Hurricanes won't be able to throw for 500 yards against them.
Miami will have to use Duke Johnson and Mike James effectively for two reasons.
One, it will keep Notre Dames defense honest. Once the Irish bring more defenders to the line, it will open up the deep ball for Morris and company.
Two, it controls the clock and there is no doubt that the Hurricanes defense needs to be off the field as long as possible.
James and Johnson are a tremendous one-two combo and if the offensive line gets a push on a great Notre Dame defensive line, Miami has a chance to control this game.
The only problem in establishing the run is if the defense plays as bad as it has been lately, if that is the case, see the next slide.