With a convincing victory, the Miami Hurricanes kicked off the Mario Cristobal period
On Saturday, the No. 16 Miami Hurricanes defeated Bethune-Cookman 70-13 to open the Mario Cristobal era and 2022 football season. The offensive strategy of the Miami Hurricanes was almost flawless; however, they will have to change their defensive strategy.
Here are some key insights from the Miami Hurricanes game on Saturday.
Lack of defensive strategy
Miami's defensive line, which is regarded as the finest in the league, only managed 6 tackles and 2 sacks for a loss against the Wildcats, which is less than acceptable. The BCU quarterbacks should be given props, though, as they were able to manage several long plays.
Miami, on the other hand, has to improve its ability to limit mobile quarterbacks. The defensive ends for the Hurricanes didn't play well. They found it difficult to exert pressure or impact the game, which allowed the Wildcats to make big plays. Overall, Miami did a decent job of containing the run, giving up fewer than 100 yards and a solid 3.2 yards per carry.
The run game appeared to have really improved
Miami Hurricane's offensive line and running backs were excellent, and that cannot be overstated. Miami Hurricanes created a school record by scoring 7 running touchdowns in a single game.
With 305 yard runs and 300 yards passes, Miami's offense was evenly distributed. The only fit college running backs that competed on Saturday were Henry Parrish and Thad Franklin, who led the team in rushing. With 108 yards and 3 touchdowns on only fourteen attempts, Parrish dominated for the Miami Hurricane.
Franklin gained 2 touchdowns and 78 yards run on nine carries. Tyler Van Dyke, the starting quarterback for Miami, ran for 193 yards and went 13 of 16 for 2 touchdowns. Van Dyke intentionally threw two of his three incomplete passes outside of the end zone.
Jake Garcia, the second-team quarterback, ran for 107 yards and went 8 of 8 and one touchdown. With one touchdown and five catches for 100 yards, Xavier Restrepo was perhaps the most efficient Miami receiver.
Next game details
Now that the Hurricanes' much-anticipated opening game is over, they can concentrate on their upcoming opponent, Southern Miss Golden Eagles.
Following the victory over Bethune-Cookman, Cristobal made it plain that the Miami Hurricanes will start getting ready for the Golden Eagles right away, which is scheduled on September 10th at Hard Rock Stadium.
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