ESPN analyst names Miami's 'most important task' for Week 4
Miami has several issues it needs to address after its 17-9 loss to Texas A&M on Saturday night.
The Canes struggled on offense and special teams in their loss to the Aggies. However, Miami had a chance to overcome its special teams miscues if the offense had been efficient enough in the red zone.
Miami gained nearly 400 yards of offense and 27 first downs, but failed to score a touchdown. Instead, the Canes attempted 4 field goals from the red zone — and only made 3 of them.
ESPN’s Dave Wilson identified red zone offense as the No. 1 thing Miami needs to fix heading into Week 4. Here’s some of Wilson’s analysis:
After a frustrating loss on the road at Texas A&M in which the Hurricanes did not score a touchdown, Miami returns home to face Middle Tennessee State, a team it hasn’t played since 1932. The most important task: fixing a red zone offense that stalled repeatedly, with five field goal attempts to 27 first downs and nearly 400 yards of total offense.
Miami is now 2-1 on the season, but the Hurricanes still have plenty to play for. Miami remains one of the favorites for the ACC Coastal title and is firmly in contention to make a New Year’s 6 bowl game.
The Hurricanes will wrap up their nonconference schedule when they host Middle Tennessee in Week 4.