The Miami Hurricanes might just have a winning shot in the next game
The second half was all that the Miami Hurricanes needed as they defeated Southern Mississippi 30-7 on Saturday. Miami's offense featured a balanced attack for the second game in a row. Miami gained 190 yards on the ground on 43 attempts, and Tyler Van Dyke completed 19 of his 30 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown.
The future looks good for Miami Hurricanes
On Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes will travel to Texas A&M with a better than 50% winning shot. ESPN's Football Power Index gives Miami a 53.6% chance of winning against Texas A&M, while the Team Rankings give the Hurricanes a 53.1% chance of victory.
The Miami Hurricanes are ranked 17th in the ESPN FPI, while the Texas A&M Aggies are ranked 29. After week two, the Aggies and the Hurricanes saw their rankings fall by ten. Despite a slow start, Miami eventually prevailed over Southern Mississippi by a score of 30-7. Appalachian State shocked Texas A&M 17-14 in the Aggies' home stadium, and the Aggies' weak offense was a major reason for the loss.
Miami rankings raise alarms
Although they beat Southern Mississippi 30-7 on Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes football team fell from 9th to 17th in the ESPN Football Power Index. With a win over Miami and a loss to the Hurricanes, Southern Mississippi has climbed eight spots in the rankings to 95th. Only three clubs lost their spot in the top 10 in the FPI, and Miami was one of them.
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