The Mighty Hurricanes Blow Away Notre Dame

Vanessa Grau, Staff Writer

The University of Miami has had an amazing undefeated football season, dominating all of their opponents. One of their greatest accomplishments on the year was winning against the Florida State University Seminoles, finally overcoming the eight years of consecutive losses. The most recent game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish resulted in a catastrophic loss for Notre Dame, 41-8 in favor of the University of Miami.

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Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins and University of Miami Hurricanes.

On Nov. 11, the Fighting Irish and Hurricanes met once again in the Hard Rock Stadium after an extremely close game the previous year. They battled for dominance throughout the first quarter of the game. Malik Rosier Jr. , the UM Quarterback made a perfect pass to Braxton Berrios, a UM wide receiver, who was able to get both feet down to make the seven-yard touchdown with just four minutes remaining in the first quarter. Shortly after, Rosier completed a rushing touchdown, leaving the Hurricanes in the lead at 14-0, with total domination over the Fighting Irish.

“The game was very significant because Notre Dame was a top-ranked opponent at number 3, and when UM was able to outperform them, it showed that Miami will once again be contenders and are bring back their game,” freshman Neil Toloza said.

During the second quarter, Michael Badgely, a UM kicker, made two field goals, one at 23 yards, and another at 30 yards, scoring six more points for Miami. Freshman Trajan Bandy, a UM defensive back, read the pass from Notre Dame’s Quarterback, Ian Book, intercepting it and taking it 65 yards to the house to give the Hurricanes a big halftime lead of 27 points to 0.

“I think it was amazing how well the U played. The atmosphere and home-field advantage really helped propel the Canes to the win,” sophomore Murat Serpenguzel said.

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University of Miami Hurricanes Quarterback Malik Rosier (12) throws the ball before the start of the NCAA football game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the University of Miami Hurricanes on November 5, 2016, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL.

UM’s demolition of Notre Dame moved Miami up five spots in the college football ranks. UM now sits at number two with a 9-0 record on all of their season games. The UM Hurricanes are set to play the unranked University of Virginia Cavaliers, on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Hard Rock Stadium.