The Miami Hurricanes and Southern Mississippi bought off to contrasting starts to open their respective seasons. UM dominated Bethune-Cookman while the Golden Eagles misplaced a quadruple-time past guidelines heartbreaker to Liberty.
Southern Trek over, led by running succor Frank Gore Jr., aspects a creative offense that is unlike every other Miami will presumably face this season. The Golden Eagles additionally current a ferocious fling-traipse that is scramble to examine the Hurricanes’ offensive line.
Here are four matchups to note out for this Saturday.
Tyrique Stevenson vs. Jason Brownlee
Whereas Southern Trek over has a questionable passing assault, its high wideout, Jason Brownlee, ought to collected no longer be taken lightly.
The senior receiver caught one fling for 35 yards within the Golden Eagles’ season opener, utilizing his 6-foot-3 physique to drag down a contested seize over more than one Liberty defenders. Brownlee became once Southern Trek over’ main fling-catcher in 2021, receiving 46 passes for 643 yards and eight touchdowns.
Stevenson, who mostly defended Bethune-Cookman’s high receiver final season, will seemingly be the defender tasked with matching up against Brownlee.
Miami’s offensive line vs. Southern Trek over’ fling traipse
The Hurricanes’ offensive line did a good job keeping its quarterbacks in Week 1, permitting one traipse and no sacks to the Wildcats.
This week, the unit will reach upon a more absorbing opponent, because the Golden Eagles excel at speeding the passer, with linebackers equivalent to Santrell Latham, Averie Habas and Josh Carr Jr. main the impress.
In accordance to Miami offensive lineman Jalen Rivers, the Hurricanes were getting ready for this aggressive play vogue from Southern Trek over.
“They’re gonna blitz plenty, so we gotta be ready to select these up,” Rivers knowledgeable journalists on Wednesday. “We gotta be ready to be disciplined and be optimistic we focus on as well to a consequence of without communication we are in a position to presumably raze our running backs and our quarterback … I have faith take care of that’s the finest thing going into this sport.”
Miami’s defense vs. Southern Trek over’ “Colossal Back” Offense
For a 2nd half of and 4 overtimes final weekend, the Golden Eagles ran a wildcat offense that has been coined because the “Colossal Back” procedure.
Gore, along with other running backs in reduction of him, took declare snaps and either ran the ball or handed the ball as Southern Trek over became once ready to search out an offensive rhythm with starting quarterback Ty Keyes knocked out of the game.
Even with Keyes returning to the lineup, these creative wildcat programs, that are fundamentally complimented with a unfold-vogue formation, will seemingly be mature for the leisure of the season, in step with Southern Trek over head coach Will Hall.
“It’s good to collected request it some all the plan through the leisure of the one year,” Hall acknowledged to Hattiesburg American on Tuesday. “It is dazzling who we’re with young quarterbacks, creating them. [It] takes some stress off them and gives other groups something to put together for.”
Miami’s outside receivers vs. Southern Trek over’ defensive backs
Fitting the mold of an aggressive defense, the Golden Eagles play hundreds of man coverage, with their outside cornerbacks fundamentally in press coverage.
Miami’s huge receivers, who confronted criticism all the plan through tumble camp sooner than bettering in direction of the tip of it, will ought to fabricate ample separation against their opponent’s pesky defensive backs. This build neighborhood is led by seniors Natrone Brooks and Eric Scott Jr.
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