Miami did not play up to all the hype that the media had created. The media wants Miami to be a great football program again. Randy Shannon has built a solid team down in south Florida, but he's not quite there.
The Hurricanes went into the swamp last Saturday. And no, I'm not talking about Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Not only did the Hurricanes go to Blacksburg, a huge rain storm did as well.
This neutralized Miami's speed advantage and the Canes could not do anything offensively. Jacory Harris was hounded all day by a fierce Hokie defense. Harris only completed 9-of-25 for 150 yards and was picked once. So much for the Heisman talks.
Graig Cooper averaged 5 yards a carry, but was only given 11 carries in the game.
It's not that Miami is a bad team, rather nothing went in the Miami's favor. Don't fret Miami fans, the Canes are still in contention for the ACC title. However, it is unfortunate that the U follows up VT with OU.
Whoever schedules games at Miami certainly has a sick sense of humor. The Canes do stand a chance because the Sooners will be Bradford-less and the game is at Land Shark.
But I wouldn't be putting money on the Canes to win. Nevertheless, Miami is still the second best team in the ACC and will stay that way until they lose to another ACC opponent.