3) Miami’s struggling offense
Saying that Miami’s offense has struggled over the last few weeks would be an understatement, to say the least. Over Miami’s last four games, they’ve struggled in doing pretty much anything, averaging just 340-yards per game. The Hurricanes quarterback situation has been especially horrid over the last few weeks, with four straight games with completion percentages under 52% and has thrown over 200+ yards just once throughout the stretch. The Hurricanes have also turned the ball over more than they have in the past, with eight turnovers in their last four games including five interceptions.
The one place that the Miami offense has performed well in over the last few weeks and the season as a whole. Last week, the Hurricanes rushed for 300-yards on 44-carries against the Duke Blue Devils in a 20-12 loss. For the season, they are averaging 4.9 yards per carry and have seen a majority of their total yards and touchdowns come through the ground game.
Overall, the Hurricanes offense the last few weeks has been a mess and that can be seen across their team stats including yards and points (16.75) over their last four games. That being said, you can still not count out this Hurricanes offense from being able to do just enough to get the job done. Last month, against Florida State, the Hurricanes pulled out a 28-27 victory thanks to four passing touchdowns. That was despite completing just over 40% of their passes and totaling just 306-yards.
The passing game shouldn’t be a huge threat for the Yellow Jackets and the Jackets should be able to sell out for the run game and get away with it for the most part. As long as the Jackets can keep Miami’s ground attack in check, they should be able to come away with a victory against the Hurricanes.