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Miami Loses 41-7, Slips To 0-2

The RedHawks traveled down to SEC country today, and got a full taste of what an SEC team is about. Miami was bad, and outplayed across the board.

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Miami Loses Big to Kentucky, 41-7

"I think they can go 0-12." That's what a fellow writer tweeted at me in reference to Miami (0-2) during the RedHawks' 41-7 loss Saturday. After what I saw, he may very well be right.

Nothing went right for them Saturday, and they were manhandled by a Kentucky Wildcats team coming off of a 2-10 season. Miami was smaller, less skilled and had no answer for Kentucky's "air-raid" offense. The RedHawks gave up 675 yards of offense to Kentucky. That's the third highest single-game total in Wildcats' history. Miami's offense was even worse than the defense, failing to score a single point all game. The unit managed just 123 yards...for the entire game.

To put that in perspective, Kentucky's second-string quarterback Jalen Whitlow, out gained the entire Miami offense by 28 yards.

Austin Boucher managed to put up a worse performance than last week, managing just 23 yards on 4-of-14 passing, and led the team in rushing with 28 yards on 19 carries. The offense was stale, slow, and utterly confused, and this was against a team that only had one FBS win a season ago. The lone Miami score came on a 6-yard fumble return by linebacker Chris Wade, who finished the game with seven tackles.

Today proved one thing: Miami is going to have a very loooong season. Things were so bad that the punter had nearly five times as many yards as the offense. This was an ugly game that illustrated every single flaw with this RedHawks team. There are many.


Miami Losing 31-7 At Halftime

This one is ugly. A week after suffering a beatdown at the hands of the Marshall Thundering Herd, the Miami RedHawks found themselves starring down a familiar tunnel by the end of the first quarter, when they trailed 24-7.

Kentucky added another score, a 5-yard rush by Raymond Saunders, in the second half to bring the halftime score to 31-7.

The Kentucky Wildcats "air-raid" offense has lit up Miami's secondary to the tune of 410 total yards in the half. They've scored on five of their seven possessions, while the Austin Boucher-led RedHawks' offense is struggling to average 3 yards a play.

At the half Miami has managed just 73 yards of offense. Boucher is 3-of-8 for just 18 yards, and has been scrambling all over the place. He has 17 yards on the ground, on 11 carries. Overall Miami has just 55 yards on the ground on 25 carries.

The RedHawks are being overpowered, are undersized, and just look flat. The offensive line is being pushed back, and the defense can't get a stop. Kentucky may have been an SEC bottom-dweller in 2012, but the Wildcats are making it clear they're still Miami's superior on the gridiron.

If Miami has any hope of making this game at least somewhat defense they'll need to find a spark somewhere, and get lucky on a few big plays. Forcing a turnover or two wouldn't hurt either, but considering how poorly the defense is playing, it's highly unlikely.


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The RedHawks are looking for their first win of the 2013 season against a Kentucky team that trounced Kent State in 2013.

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