Miami football has looked absolutely dreadful this afternoon. The Hurricanes turned the ball over on their first four possessions, and now have five giveaways in six possessions against Virginia Tech. The other result: a punt.
The Hokies, who have struggled this fall so far, are up 28-0, happily taking advantage of a nightmare performance by The U. It is unclear how Manny Diaz plans to right the ship. He’s already gone to the bench at quarterback, sitting Jarren Williams after three interceptions in favor of N’Kosi Perry.
Perry threw the team’s fourth interception on his third drive. There are still nearly six minutes left in the first half.
Danny Kanell, a former Florida State and NFL quarterback who has since become something of a lightning rod in college football media, is never shy about trolling his Seminoles’ rivals.
While Florida State is having a rough few years of its own, they haven’t had a game quite like this Miami one.
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— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) October 5, 2019
He’s clearly trolling a rival, but it is hard to call the start to this game as anything less than a dumpster fire for The U.
On the other side, this type of game may be exactly what Virginia Tech has needed.
Justin Fuente’s team had a rough 2018, and has struggled to find itself in 2019, after a 2-2 start with losses in its first two ACC games. Last week, the Hokies got blasted by Duke, 45-10.
Five turnovers in under a half will help anyone get off to a good start, but credit the offense with taking advantage.
Hendon Hooker has thrown for two touchdowns and run for a third, with 114 total yards. The Hokies are out-gaining the Hurricanes on the ground 120 yards to just 12.
This has the makings of a long, long day for The U.