It’s another good week to be a south Florida football fan.
The Dolphins love flirting with disaster. Yesterday, with a 9 point 4th quarter lead with 8 minutes to go, the game looked like it out be out of reach for Oakland. Then the special teams crew once again showed their ineptitude. They punted from the 37 yardline and Oakland returned it for a team record 94 yards and a TD. After a stalled drive, Oakland scored a fieldgoal and took the lead. Then Miami decided that they would finish the game. A few plays later Miami passed up a 52 yard fieldgoal attempt with 2 minutes left and successfully converted 4th down with a slant to Ginn. The fieldgoal with about 30 seconds left gave Miami the lead for good.
The Hurricanes won an impressive matchup against Virginia Tech on Thursday night. They also flirted with a loss even though they controlled the game in nearly every aspect of the game. Due to UNC’s loss against Maryland, Miami controls their own destiny with regards to the conference. If they can win another Thursday night contest this week against Georgia Tech, and finish the season schedule with a win against NC State, the Canes will play in the ACC title game. The GT game will be a rough one.
In tomorrows fantasy football report, you will read about a big shake up in the league standings. I get revenge, a ghost beats Ritz, The Turkey Buzzards get two in a row, and Pastor Trav takes another step backwards in his hunt for the playoffs.