3 Keys to Knowles’ victory over the Miami Hurricane in 2021
FSU football will face a severe test when they welcome the Miami Hurricanes to Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Noles entered the game after losing to NC State last week, playing with two reserve players in a few positions due to the flu. However, most of these players should be back, which means Noles will be closer to full force in a massive competitive game.
Miami ranks 53rd overall, according to advanced metrics at BCF Toys, eight places behind FSU football. The Canes were impressive offensively, but their defense reflected the polar opposite.
Their attack consists of a lot of vertical scrolling, which leads to explosive plays but also more interference opportunities for loss. Runner-up and former FSU, Jaylon Knighton, is explosive and can be an influential player both on the ground and in the reception game.
Defensively, they allow 5.60 yards per game, while opposing offenses allow third-point turnover 41.38 percent of the time. As I wrote earlier this week, they allow many explosive plays on the ground and in the air and they are a poor treatment team.
FSU would need to score 30 points north for a shot at that point, and the defense would need to be at a point like snowflakes to limit the portion Miami wanted. Let’s get into my three keys to beat Noles against Canes to end the four-game losing streak against them.