Recap: Duke Wins 48-30

Recap: Duke Wins 48-30

Dan E. Dangerously
The University of Miami lost to Duke in football. All of the bad things...I thought I was angry last week.



For the 2nd time in school history, and the first time since 1976, Miami lost a football game to Duke. The Blue Devils had over 350 yards rushing and were 2 points shy of hanging half a C-note on us. There is no acceptable reason for the University of Miami to ever, under any circumstances, lose to Duke. EVER! We might as well have lost to Savannah State as far as I'm concerned.

I don't care how much adversity you're facing or have faced. I don't care about how many injuries have piled up. Larry Coker took a suspension riddled team to Durham in 2006 and still came out victorious. Oh, Miami didn't have Duke Johnson for the game? Georgia Tech and Pitt didn't have Duke Johnson either. Both teams still managed to walk out of Wallace Wade Stadium with a win. Is our depth where it should be? No, but would any of you trade depth charts with Pitt or Georgia Tech right now? Hell, would you trade depth charts with Duke right now? Of course not.

Talent isn't the issue with this team. And yet we are 2 last minute touchdowns against UNC and Wake Forest from being 5-5. We were 5-5 at this point last year. Every game is one statistical embarrassment after another. I'm not going to waste my time screaming for heads to roll. Mainly because I know it's not going to happen. But there needs to be a significant change, be it schematically, philosophically, the implementation of ****, or SOMETHING on the defensive side of the ball. Einstein's definition of insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, and expecting different results. It's hard to remain optimistic about the direction of the program when it's losing to Duke in year 3.

Highlights:

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Here was my official message for this game from the game day post.

Don't fucking lose to Duke!!!

That's really the only thing on my mind. Words really don't do justice to how awful it would be for Miami to lose today. I don't care how good Duke is. The perception of where this program is going under Golden takes a huge hit if we don't win.

[video=youtube;A-mEVbp8JQ0]www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-mEVbp8JQ0[/video]

I've been a fan of this team since the age of 6, and have managed to catch nearly every game since 1993 (either in person or on TV). In that span I've seen Miami suffer through some bad/embarrassing losses. I used to measure bad losses on the, "Did I break my remote control" scale. East Carolina in 1996 comes to mind, so does East Carolina in 1999. Syracuse in 1998 was rough. The Thursday night debacle against Georgia Tech in 2008 ranks up there. If you stuck your hand out over Jerome Brown's grave after the Notre Dame or Kansas State games last year, I'm pretty sure it would've burst into flames from the heat being generated from all the rolling over he was doing. But until yesterday, I felt the UVA game in 2007 was the clear cut worst. I'm not so sure anymore. Yesterday's game is an all-timer for me.

Don't agree? Hear me out. That Virginia team was not only ranked, but had multiple future NFL players on it. That year's Miami team didn't even go to a bowl. Not because they self-imposed some ban, but because they weren't good enough to win more than 5 games. Sure the effort and 48-0 score was awful, but the only reason people still talk about it is because it was the last game in the Orange Bowl. If they played another home game the next week no one would even remember it happened.

Still don't agree with me? Consider this, in about 20 years yesterday's game is going to be the subject one of those stupid Aflac trivia questions. And when the play by play guy reads the question, you'll answer it in a split second (if not before he even finishes getting the words out). For the rest of your life, you will always remember the day Miami got bullied by Duke. If message boards are still a thing in the distant future you will no doubt post in a thread titled, "where were you when Miami lost to Duke?" Unless of course losing to Duke becomes the norm. The fact that we lucked into another chance at the Coastal Division with Maryland beating Virginia Tech sends this loss to top 5, minimum.

Let's recap.

1st Quarter:

Once again we're on ESPNU. Kelly Stouffer has called so many of our games this year I feel like we're family. Miami moves out to midfield mostly on the back of Dallas Crawford. Then Coley calls a double-reverse flea-flicker. Morris can't go deep and dumps it to Crawford instead for a 30 yard gain.



The drive stalls once they get in the redzone and settle for a 32 yard Matt Goudis field goal.

3-0 Miami

Boone gets the start for Duke at quarterback. They attempt 3 passes and Miami's defense forces a 3 & out. Stacy Coley goes out to return the punt. He wastes little time going north and gets a huge block at midfield from McCord, or so I'm told (I wouldn't know any better if it wasn't). Coley easily scoots his way en route to a 79 yard touchdown return.



10-0 Miami

Duke needs to respond, and they do so by running the ball down Miami's throat. The 1st 2 plays are carries by Josh Snead that go for 10 and 14 yards, bringing Duke to midfield. 3 plays later Boone hits Crowder for an 18 yard gain to put them in the redzone. 3 plays later Connette checks in to move the sticks on 3rd and 2 (something he would be doing all game long). 2 plays later Connette rushed up the middle for the touchdown.



10-7 Miami

On the ensuing kickoff, Coley gets hit hard and doesn't get up. The trainers come out and they go to commercial just in time for me to flip over to see Virginia Tech lose to Maryland. We're back in it folks. All we have to do is not lose to Duke and the division is basically ours! On the 1st play Morris throws to Hurns for an 18 yard gain. A facemask moves UM on to Duke's side of the field. Morris is dinking and dunking his way down the field with Hurns and Waters, and the occasional hand off to Dallas and Gus until reaching the 5 yard line for 1st and goal. On the next play Morris throws it to a wide open Waters for the easy touchdown.



17-7 Miami

Connette is still in at quarterback and is killing UM with the read option. The drive stalls not long after crossing midfield and punt it back to UM. Morris throws a 6 yard pass to Hurns to end the 1st quarter still leading 17-7.

2nd Quarter:

Miami opens the 2nd quarter with Morris throwing a dump off to Hagens in the flat. Mo rumbles 33 yards down field for a huge gain, but it's brought back a bit for an illegal block in the back penalty. Several plays later Miami is at midfield and it's 3rd and 4. Morris throws a pass that gets deflected by DeVonn Edwards. The ball bounces straight up into the air and is picked off by Deondre Singleton, who returns it to the 48 yard line. Huge turning point in the game. Miami is at midfield trying to go up by more than 2 touchdowns. Instead Duke is going the other way.

Connette is still in at quarterback and leads his team to the redzone again. On 3rd and 4 Shaquille Powell leaks out of the backfield and runs a wheel route. Connette notices that Tyrone Cornileus trying to cover Powell is a mismatch and lobs it over his head.



Powell comes down with it for the touchdown.



17-14 Miami

Morris takes over and throws 17 yard passes to both Waters and Crawford to get near midfield. A roughing the passer penalty on Morris moves UM into the redzone. 4 plays later Morris scrambles to his right out of the pocket towards the sideline. He gets bumped a bit late but no flag. Morris, pist about the lack of penalty being called, throws the ball and gets flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. Instead of 3rd and goal from the 10, we're backed up to the 25. Morris scrambles for 10 yards and Miami settles for another 32 yard field goal by Goudis. What a waste of a scoring opportunity.

20-14 Miami

On Duke's 3rd play Connette comes off the bench to move the chains again on 3rd and 3. On the next play Snead runs 36 yards down to the UM 32 yard line. 3 plays later Connette comes off the bench to move the sticks again. On the next play Boone is back in the game and runs 9 yards down to the 3 to set up 1st and goal. 3 plays later Connette is back in to finish the drive with his 2nd touchdown of the game and give Duke their 1st lead.



21-20 Duke

Neither team can do anything with the ball after that, and the 2nd quarter comes to an end with Duke leading 21-20.

3rd Quarter:

Duke came into the game averaging 165 yards on the ground. They were at 172 yards at halftime. They pick up where they left off on the 1st play when Jela Duncan goes 18 yards off the left side to get near midfield. Boone completes 3 straight passes of 8, 6, and 9 yards to move his team into field goal range. After Boone runs down to the 1 yard line, Connette comes off the bench again to get his 3rd touchdown of the game.



28-20 Duke

The stadium is going nuts. On Miami's 1st play Morris almost gets picked off. On the next play he hands it off to Clements for a 28 yard gain to get to midfield. On the next play Morris throws a bubble screen to Waters. Flowers and Feliciano rumble to the left and steamroll some helpless Duke defenders and Waters darts his way 50 yards for his 2nd touchdown.



28-27 Duke

The score gives the defense a bit of a lift. Connette comes out on 3rd and 2 and Perryman stones him to force a 3 and out. Morris hands it off to Dallas on the 1st 2 plays and each time he gains 14 yards to get Miami near midfield. A few plays later they get inside the 20. Then on 3rd and 5 Morris drops back, scans the field, and tries to squeeze a pass to Walford (who's not even close to open). There's a DB draped all over him and isn't able to come up with the grab. Goudis comes out to notch his 3rd field goal of the game and put Miami back in front.

30-28 Miami

With Miami back in the lead you'd like to think they could get themselves together and take control of this game. That wasn't the case. On Duke's 2nd play Connette lofts a bomb down the left sideline to Max McCaffrey.



The ball is perfectly placed and McCaffrey makes an over the shoulder catch for a 43 yard gain. The drive stalls and some guy comes out to kick a 48 yard field goal. The camera angle is from the kicker's point of view, and as the ball travels through the air you can tell it's going to doink off the upright. The only question is if it's going to bank through or not. It does. Miami would never regain the lead.



31-30 Duke

On the 1st play Morris goes deep to Waters and it goes incomplete, but does draw a flag. Kelly Stouffer says it's a bad call. Kelly Stouffer is a moron who suffers from Voice Immodulation Disorder. A few plays later Miami is near midfield and facing 3rd and 1. Coley calls a running play to Dallas and the hand off is bungled. It doesn't really matter because some Duke linebacker timed his blitz perfectly and drilled Dallas to separate him from the ball. UM recovers it and punts.

Crowder fields the punt at his own 6 and returns it 35 yards to the 41. Duncan carries it up the middle for a gain of 5 to bring an end to the 3rd quarter with Duke still leading 31-30.

4th Quarter:

Duke goes 3 and out. Their punter perfectly executes a coffin corner kick and Miami takes over from their 1 yard line. On Miami's 1st play Morris hits Hurns deep over the middle for a 37 yard gain. It was a little behind him. If Morris was able to hit him in stride it would've been a touchdown. Oh well. Miami punts 4 plays later.

On Duke's 2nd play Josh Snead runs off the right tackle for a 56 yard gain.



Look at Snead's eyes. Not even he can believe how easily he's running through Miami's defense. Antonio Crawford temporarily saves a touchdown by making the tackle at UM's 19 yard line.



2 plays later Connette comes off the bench to get his 4th and final touchdown.



38-30 Duke

Miami takes over with a little over 11 minutes left in the game. They need points bad. Morris gets them to the 39 pretty quickly and on 3rd down he scrambles to set up 4th and 1. It's still a 1 possession game so Golden decides to punt since there's still over 10 minutes left. Huge mistake in hindsight. Crowder maneuvers his way through the 1st wave of Miami's coverage unit and looks to be on his way for 6. Then Wheeler comes up with a huge tackle to save a touchdown. It's not a good sign if Wheeler is having to make touchdown saving tackles.



Wheeler gets up and is pist off. He starts screaming at all of his teammates that screwed up and let Crowder get past them. Before you can blink Duke is at the Miami 33 and it's 4th and 1. A long field goal would make it a 2 possession game with just 7 minutes on the clock. Unlike Golden, Cutcliffe was coaching to win and goes for it on 4th down. Miami has just about 10 guys up at the line of scrimmage with Jenkins playing a few yards back all alone. Powell breaks through the first wave to get the first down, and the only thing separating him from the endzone is Jenkins.



Powell jukes him out his jock strap and goes 33 yards for the touchdown. Rodgers tackles him 6 yards into the endzone out of frustration.



The camera instantly goes to these guys in the crowd for the greatest STUNNED pic of all time.



45-30 Duke

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On Miami's next possession they go 4 & out and it's a turnover on downs. Duke takes over at UM's 32 yard line. A few plays later it's 4th and 1 again. Duncan runs it up the middle to move the sticks. Moments later the Duke fans start chanting "Na-Na-Na-Nah Hey-Hey-Hey Goodbye" to Miami.

[video=youtube;wNFMPhKIZXg]www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNFMPhKIZXg[/video]

We're getting mocked by Duke fans in football. Last week's game made me want to stop posting. I had no idea how much worse it could get. This is the lowest I've ever felt as a Miami Hurricanes fan. Ever. It is impossible for anything worse to happen to this program. Duke tacks on another field goal a few plays later with about 1 minute left in the game.





48-30 Duke

The field goal gives Duke a 3 possession lead and the celebrations begin. Just awful. Miami's last ditch effort for points gets down the field quickly. Fittingly the offense stalled in the redzone and they turn it over on downs again with just 2 seconds left. Right after that came Cutcliffe's well deserved Gatorade bath.



Duke kneels on the ball to end the game.

Final Score:

Miami 30
Duke 48




Please do the right thing for the program and get it fixed.
 

Comments (23)

Not going to win next week. No way, no how.
 
apparently they were watching some game film today that none us were privy to

"Golden said he was pleased with the play of certain individuals including defensive end Anthony Chickillo, safeties A.J. Highsmith and Deon Bush, linebacker Denzel Perryman and defensive back Tracy Howard"

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-miami-football-1118-20131117,0,6584587.story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueZ6tvqhk8U
 
Look at our goalline defensive formation. Embarrassing. Still in our base 4-3 with LBs 4-5 yards away from LOS
 
apparently they were watching some game film today that none us were privy to

"Golden said he was pleased with the play of certain individuals including defensive end Anthony Chickillo, safeties A.J. Highsmith and Deon Bush, linebacker Denzel Perryman and defensive back Tracy Howard"

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-miami-football-1118-20131117,0,6584587.story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueZ6tvqhk8U
LOL fvckin dead
 
Holy ****.

The Weekly Miami Football Statroll:

Filed Sunday, Nov. 17, 9:45 a.m.

THE UGLY
Let's just get it all over with, shall we?
_ First time in Miami history that the Hurricanes have given up at least 40 points in three straight games.
_ Miami will be unranked later today. It's the first time a Miami team went from the Top 10 to unranked in the same season since 1968. It had never happened to any Miami team that was ranked No. 7 (as this team was) or higher.
_ It's the first time since 1999 that a ranked Miami team lost three straight games.
_ Miami has allowed 500 or more yards eight times since the start of the 2012 season. It happened on just six occasions from 1996 through 2011.
_ Miami has now had at least a three-game losing streak in six of its last eight seasons. Miami had two three-game slides, total, from 1985 through 2005.
_ Miami scored 30 points against Duke. The 'Canes had won 158 of their previous 162 games when scoring that many.
_ Miami had 28 first downs against Duke. The 'Canes had won 33 of their last 36 games with 25 first downs or more.
_ Miami lost for just the seventh time in the last 36 games when throwing for at least 300 yards.
_ Miami is now 3-13 when trailing at the half since the start of the 2011 season. (17-1 when winning or tied.)
 
8 Pillars. We got 8 of em. That has to be worth something against Virginia.
 
I always thought "linebackers" backed the line!!!!!!!!!!!
He has 5 or 6 in the box, at the most. No D'Onofrio must be fired and it will have to be done by the AD, because Golden won't fire his butty!
 
Why do look always lost in defense?
 
We got outscored 17-0 in the fourth vs fucking Duke.

They wore us down.

What the **** happened to UTough?!

Why the S&C conditioning not working motherfucker?! Huh? Why it's not working!?!
 
our decision to punt on 4th and 1, when our defense was getting GASHED all game, was not a bad decision "in hindsight".. it was a bad decision right then and there.... you're telling me we're going to punt it and lean on the defense? really?
 
our decision to punt on 4th and 1, when our defense was getting GASHED all game, was not a bad decision "in hindsight".. it was a bad decision right then and there.... you're telling me we're going to punt it and lean on the defense? really?
hey thoughts on Morris being >>>> Bridgewater?
 
"We're getting mocked by Duke fans in football. Last week's game made me want to stop posting. I had no idea how much worse it could get. This is the lowest I've ever felt as a Miami Hurricanes fan. Ever. It is impossible for anything worse to happen to this program. Duke tacks on another field goal a few plays later with about 1 minute left in the game."

Hopefully they don't lose to a 2-8 (0-6) Virginia team this week
 
Holy ****.

The Weekly Miami Football Statroll:

Filed Sunday, Nov. 17, 9:45 a.m.

THE UGLY
Let's just get it all over with, shall we?
_ First time in Miami history that the Hurricanes have given up at least 40 points in three straight games.
_ Miami will be unranked later today. It's the first time a Miami team went from the Top 10 to unranked in the same season since 1968. It had never happened to any Miami team that was ranked No. 7 (as this team was) or higher.
_ It's the first time since 1999 that a ranked Miami team lost three straight games.
_ Miami has allowed 500 or more yards eight times since the start of the 2012 season. It happened on just six occasions from 1996 through 2011.
_ Miami has now had at least a three-game losing streak in six of its last eight seasons. Miami had two three-game slides, total, from 1985 through 2005.
_ Miami scored 30 points against Duke. The 'Canes had won 158 of their previous 162 games when scoring that many.
_ Miami had 28 first downs against Duke. The 'Canes had won 33 of their last 36 games with 25 first downs or more.
_ Miami lost for just the seventh time in the last 36 games when throwing for at least 300 yards.
_ Miami is now 3-13 when trailing at the half since the start of the 2011 season. (17-1 when winning or tied.)
Good Lord
 
Holy ****.

The Weekly Miami Football Statroll:

Filed Sunday, Nov. 17, 9:45 a.m.

THE UGLY
Let's just get it all over with, shall we?
_ First time in Miami history that the Hurricanes have given up at least 40 points in three straight games.
_ Miami will be unranked later today. It's the first time a Miami team went from the Top 10 to unranked in the same season since 1968. It had never happened to any Miami team that was ranked No. 7 (as this team was) or higher.
_ It's the first time since 1999 that a ranked Miami team lost three straight games.
_ Miami has allowed 500 or more yards eight times since the start of the 2012 season. It happened on just six occasions from 1996 through 2011.
_ Miami has now had at least a three-game losing streak in six of its last eight seasons. Miami had two three-game slides, total, from 1985 through 2005.

_ Miami scored 30 points against Duke. The 'Canes had won 158 of their previous 162 games when scoring that many.
_ Miami had 28 first downs against Duke. The 'Canes had won 33 of their last 36 games with 25 first downs or more.
_ Miami lost for just the seventh time in the last 36 games when throwing for at least 300 yards.
_ Miami is now 3-13 when trailing at the half since the start of the 2011 season. (17-1 when winning or tied.)
That's some brutal schit right there.
 
apparently they were watching some game film today that none us were privy to

"Golden said he was pleased with the play of certain individuals including defensive end Anthony Chickillo, safeties A.J. Highsmith and Deon Bush, linebacker Denzel Perryman and defensive back Tracy Howard"

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-miami-football-1118-20131117,0,6584587.story
What the ****? Chickillo is an absolute non-factor and any person watching our games knows that AJ has no business playing safety at the D-1 level. It's this kind of crap that erodes my fleeting confidence in Golden even more.
 

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