Friday, November 21, 2008

472 YARDS RUSHING, REALLY?

GEORGIA TECH 41, #23 MIAMI 23 – Hey, what the heck do we know...Evidently, not so much.

You want unpredictable, the ACC gives you unpredictable. C’mon, cowboy up, after watching the Canes’ defense improve week after week, who sees Georgia Tech hangin’ 41 on ‘em…? Really?

So just when Miami (7-4, 3-3) was poised to March on into Tampa for the Dr. Pepper Bowl (the ACC Championship Game) after Virginia Tech and North Carolina had paved the way with ill-timed losses, the Canes give up 472 yards rushing. Is there an NCAA rule that says you can’t play in a bowl game – any bowl game – if you give up 472 yards rushing? Crazy single-wing-triple-option-mustang-wildcat-offense or not, 472 yards…really?

Georgia Tech’s (8-3, 5-3) Jonathan Dwyer (21) ripped off 128 yards with just 10 carries in the first half, including a 58-yard touchdown on a play that typified a Miami defense that looked as though it had never even seen film of Paul Johnson’s whacky run-oriented offense. Evidently, two Cane linebackers got caught out of position and Dwyer was off to the races. Game over.
So much for being ranked for the first time in two years…

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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