On Friday August 30, the Miami Hurricanes point spread was held at 31 points over Florida Atlantic. They also received good news on Thursday that safety Deon Bush was cleared by doctors to play in the opener, according to CBSsports.com. There’s a chance that Bush won’t get much playing time on Friday night, but it means he’ll likely be close to full strength against the Gators next week.
Florida Atlantic is guided by second year coach Carl Pelini. Last season, the Owls finished (3-9) in his first year.
Miami head man, Al Golden is entering his third season and he may have the best talent since taking the job in Coral Gables. The Hurricanes are led by College Football’s “Top 10+1 quarterback,” Stephen Morris. While Morris should start fast during Friday’s game, it’s the running of Duke Johnson that the football world should be excited about.
Can Miami get physical and dominated the game?
Along with the talented receivers on the edge, Stephen Morris will be able to move the ball up and down the field. The main key for Miami is to not turn the ball over and make the plays when they’re available.
Defensively, they need to make sure handed tackles and play assignment football. For Miami to show they are a different team under Al Golden, they have to limit mistakes.
The verdict: Stephen Morris is expected to have a big year, and he needs to start strong on Friday night. Florida Atlantic shouldn’t have the ability to match up with Miami up front. Look for Duke Johnson to go for 150 yards at least. If that happens, Miami should be clicking on all cylinders.
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