By: Taroy Jackson
The Miami Hurricanes defeated the Notre Dame “Fighting” Irish 41-8. The Hurricanes were able to beat the Irish by forcing a lot of turnovers. This was a statement game and the first real test for the Hurricanes. Throughout the game the Hurricanes played like they had something to prove. The defense forced Three turnovers in the first half. They controlled the game from the start and put the pressure on Notre Dame.
Miami got the interception party started early and never looked back, and early turnovers have helped the Hurricanes win games. The winning strategy that the team has used is to get turnovers and run the ball effectively.
With the win, Miami is now in serious contention to go to their first ever College Football Playoff. They have beaten Virginia Tech and Notre Dame. With these wins the Canes have put the committee on notice that The U is back.
Miami now has the attention of the committee as they are ranked #2 in the nation. However, they still have a lot to prove with games coming up against the University of Virginia and Pittsburgh before their ACC Title game showdown with Clemson. The Hurricanes must maintain the confidence that they have possessed all year, and stay focused on the task at hand. So, they can reach the title game and solidify their spot in the College Football Playoff.
If they can defeat Clemson, fans, sports personalities, and doubters can expect them to go into the College Football Playoff as the best team in the country. With the speed the Canes possesses on defense they can get to the College Football Playoff. They have the speed and the right coach to make it to the National Title game and fully prove that “The U” is back.