The Miami Hurricanes held off the Virginia Tech Hokies on senior night at Hard Rock Stadium https://www.mhoutletstore.com/Dominic_Mammarelli_Jersey-77. The anes emerged victorious by a final score of 38-26 over their mini-rival, the Hokies. The Canyonero keys to victory were to not give up crossing routes, to get a pass rush with a four man rush and to come ready: 1- I don recall mesh and shallow cross being as much of an issue as years past. 2- Miami sacked the QB four times and added two more hurries. 4-5 man pressures were more common than the old Diaz 6+ man pressures. 3- Miami was shot out of a cannon and led 14-3 at the end of the first quarter. The hot start is no longer on the wish list. It sustaining that been lacking of late. The Doppler Above- Van Dyke is a good QB, when he gets protection he even better. Miami holds up in pass pro, Van Dyke stares him down a little but he puts a great throw up for Charleston Rambo who catches the fade.Above- Mallory has been playing much better the second half of the season. Here he runs a wheel with nice head and shoulder fake action. VT fails to stick with him and it a nice TD.Above- Van Dyke creates time by creating space. He really improved his ability to throw on the run, including when he smartens up and throws the ball away.Above- Again, protection holds and Van Dyke has time to hit the post route. Explosive plays are the path to victory in the modern era of college football. You have to hit on explosives.Above- Miami went with some guard wrap, not exactly power but some zone blocking play side and the guard pull back side. Lashlee used motion to impact the Hokies OODA Loop. Knighton leg drive plus his teammates ush Push leads to the TD.Above- In the rain with a wet ball, Van Dyke creates space by dropping back seven good steps on a shotgun drop. He unloads and hits Smith in stride. From an under thrown pick against FSU, he can rip this throw in a downpour.Above- Miami pads the lead with another deep ball. The protection holds up, Van Dyke creates a little space for more time by pushing the pocket wide and deep and Harley outruns the VT DB. The defenseThe defense gave up 227 yards rushing for 5.3 yards per carry and missed some key tackles, but there were many positives to be seen. The QB were the two man rushers for VT, running power read off jet sweep and QB draw. Connor Blumrick, the back up QB, ran for 132 yards on 6.6 yards per carry. Braxton Burmeister ran for 5.2 yards per carry on 10 rushes. However, Burmeister and Blumrick were held to only 5.3 yards per pass attempt. The duo threw three combined TD with no interceptions, but Burmeister did fumble on a strip sack. The anes defense produced four sacks and 10 TFL. Only two Hokie receivers had double-digit receiving yards and Tre Turner was cut down to only 8 Gannon Feldmann Jersey.8 yards per catch but did score.Above- Miami is in 2-high and VT knows the middle of the field is open, and like a Denny by the airport, it is always open vs. Miami. The anes split at the 2nd and 3rd level between the coverage and the toss action.Above- I hate the red zone fade on 3rd down but VT pulls it off. DJ Ivey is all over the WR but he hauls it in one-handed.Above- VT tries to use a TE against Zach McCloud and he abuses him. Miami brought five and got there for the strip sack. VT has been exceptionally bad in pass pro against Miami the last two years.Above- VT went back to the well from 2020 (check it out here). Tech scored on power read a year ago and went back to it a lot on Saturday https://www.mhoutletstore.com/Zac_Smith_Jersey-27. If it works vs a certain coach it typically continues to work.Above- Another 3rd down red zone fade... VT was proving me wrong while Miami was proving us all right by giving up easy throws vs bad cornerback play.Above- Snag burns Miami defenders in the red zone. I really like slant-sits and snag combos. As defenders chase bubbles and arrows the outside WR opens up. The wrapWith their win over the Hokies, Miami is now bowl eligible. The Hurricanes are 6-5 heading into a game against hapless Duke in Durham, NC. The anes flashed some signs of good special teams with Xavier Restrepo returning kicks and Jacolby George returning punts. Andres Borregales made all six of his kicks, including a field goal. The U has the chance to finish 7-5 on the season including 5-3 in the ACC. Is that good enough? Absolutely not. Is that going to save Manny Diaz job? Wel find out.