Miami’s passing game wasn’t good enough in its 17-9 loss to Texas A&M on Saturday night.

Quarterback Tyler Van Dyke threw for just 217 yards on 41 attempts. That showed up in a very telling statistic from the loss.

According to ESPN, Miami completed only 4 passes on throws of more than 5+ yards down the field.

Miami had just 3 passing plays go for more than 20 yards. The result? A complete lack of explosive plays and a difficult night in the red zone.

The Canes out-gained Texas A&M by 128 yards, but the two teams were equal on a per-play basis. Miami and A&M each gained 5.1 yards per play.

Miami was playing without its top receiver in Xavier Restrepo, who missed the game with a foot injury. Restrepo is expected to miss at least the next 6 weeks, per coach Mario Cristobal.

Restrepo’s absence was notable on Saturday night as the Canes didn’t have a wide receiver catch more than 3 passes. Miami also struggled with drops throughout the evening.

Miami is now 2-1 on the season. It will finish its nonconference slate next weekend against Middle Tennessee.