Miami Football: 3 Takeaways from Canes win over Toledo

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Miami football beat the Toledo Rockets 52-30. After 3 weeks off Miami looked rusty and Toledo proved they’re a legit competitor in 2017.

The Miami Hurricanes came into their home game on Saturday against the Toledo Rockets ranked 15th in the S&P+. The Rockets were ranked 47th in the S&P+. Miami came out on fire, taking a 10 point lead before slowing down to give up 16 unanswered points. The Canes roared back with 14 more unanswered points before a creating more separation in the fourth quarter.

Moral of the story: Miami let the Rockets hang around while they dusted off the rust that had accumulated after being off for three weeks, in addition to the usual early season quirks.

The Canes have the firepower to compete offensively with anyone in the country. On Saturday they scored 52 points. Malik Rosier threw for 300+ and Mark Walton ran for over 200 yards as well. The Hurricanes were without sophomore wide receiver Ahmmon Richards who has a hamstring injury holding him back. Richards will play against Florida State, mark my words. This is the type of injury where you keep a guy out against weaker competition. When the Canes play the Noles- Richards will be on the field.

The Rockets have proven they’re as good as advertised. Logan Woodside finished his day with 342 passing yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. The issue for Toledo was only being able to rush for 85 yards, 2.4 yards per carry. After watching this clunky game, here are my three takeaways from Miami’s win over Toledo.