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Keeping up with the ACC schedule is a chore of its own. The Miami Hurricanes had to alter their slate due to a COVID outbreak that infected a number of players and coach Manny Diaz. They had games postponed and rearranged after their last competition with Virginia Tech on Nov. 14. After a two week break the Canes are slotted to get back on the field, only against a different opponent. The matchup with Wake Forest was originally scheduled for Nov. 28 then moved to Dec. 5. With the Demon Deacons experiencing their own COVID issues, that game was postponed. Instead of taking yet another week off, the Duke Blue Devils became available when their contest with Florida State was put on the shelf. Two teams with no one to play was a perfect match in the wacky ACC. Thus we have a Saturday tilt as long as COVID plays along.

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Miami Hurricanes -15

Duke Blue Devils +15

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Miami Hurricanes Weekly Matchup

From the coronavirus to a reimagined schedule to unwanted weeks off, the Hurricanes have experienced it all in just the last month. They are itching to get back on the field and that will happen – hopefully – on Saturday against Duke. Reshuffling the deck brings back an ACC Coastal rivalry between the Canes and Blue Devils. The teams would normally face each other every year, but with no division alignment this season the game was not originally scheduled. The teams will meet inside Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC at 8 p.m. ET on ACC Network.

With seven wins overall the Canes have surpassed their win total from last season. And at 6-1 in the ACC they have a firm grip on third place. However, that means little right now since a shot at the ACC Championship game is all but out of the question. Miami would need Notre Dame to lose twice or Clemson to lose its final game while winning out in order to sneak in. And beating their last three opponents – Virginia Tech, NC State and Virginia – by a combined nine points isn’t going to help their situation.

The matchup with Georgia Tech, originally set for Nov. 21, is now scheduled for Dec. 19, assuming the Canes aren’t in the ACC title game. And the date with North Carolina that was scheduled for Dec. 5 was switched to Dec. 12. Getting back on the field is only part of the battle. After so much time off and a number of players and staff dealing with the virus, you have to wonder what kind of shape the team is going to be in both mentally and physically for the last three games.

Skipping games and going weeks without playing is nothing new this season. Duke played its first game in 21 days losing to Georgia Tech 56-33 on Saturday. It’s been a season to forget for the Dookies, who dropped to 2-7 SU and 4-5 ATS with their second straight cover loss. Their two wins were over Charlotte and Syracuse, teams with a combined three wins on the year. Duke allowed exactly 56 points in each of their last two games and concedes 35 points per game on average. At least they shook off the cobwebs last week while the Canes were still sequestered due to the virus.

We’ll see if D’Eriq King can continue his sensational season after a lengthy hiatus. King led the Canes to comeback wins the last two games totaling 535 yards of offense in the 44-41 win over NC State. The Canes amassed a season-high 620 yards in that game. King led two long second half scoring drives to beat Virginia Tech overcoming a 24-13 deficit.

Miami Hurricanes Weekly Recap

Roster depth and flexibility are keys for any team in this virus-ravaged season as they navigate around COVID protocols and restrictions. Miami showed off the former winning its last two games while playing without a number of players. Upwards of 15 players were absent from the NC State game and reports had the number at 13 for the matchup with Virginia Tech. The Canes rallied from a double-digit deficit in both games to extend their winning streak and surpass last season’s win total.

You can never count the Hurricanes out, not after the last two games. They overcame a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to beat NC State and used another comeback to beat Virginia Tech 24-23. King directed two lengthy scoring drives and the defense stiffened on the final five possessions after a field goal midway through the third quarter gave the Hokies a 24-13 lead.

Like they did in the fourth quarter against NC State, the defense came up big holding the Hokies scoreless in the final frame. Tech’s final five drives ended with three punts, an interception and a turnover on downs. Miami allowed just 160 yards rushing and sacked Hendon Hooker six times. Now the Canes have to be flexible, assuming the remainder of the season will be played.

2020 Miami Hurricanes Schedule

Date Opponent Score
Sep 10 vs UAB W 31-14
Sep 19 @ Louisville W 47-34
Sep 26 vs Florida State W 52-10
Oct 10 @ Clemson L 17-42
Oct 17 vs Pittsburgh W 31-19
Oct 24 vs Virginia W 19-14
Nov 6 @ NC State W 44-41
Nov 14 @ Virginia Tech W 25-24
Dec 5 @ Duke -
Dec 12 vs North Carolina -
Dec 19 vs Georgia Tech -
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