The rain was heavy and unrelenting.
The pressure and current was too much to endure.
When the Levee broke all that swam against the flood had no chance of survival.
That is an analogy of what happened to your Miami Hurricanes as they went up to Blacksburg to meet the Virginia Tech Hokies on this rain soaked Saturday in September. The rains cane, the flood of points followed and the rising current of momentum was too much to survive for this still young and inexperienced Miami team.
The Hokies out played, out preformed and out scored the boys from the 305 from beginning to end of a very miserable afternoon and disappointing game from the recently ranked #9 ranked Hurricanes.
The final score is insignificant as anyone who watched the game knows that the beat down the Canes sustained was full and complete. To be honest the Canes were never in the game and appeared to be out coached and out muscled by a more physical VT squad who were seriously motivated to make a statement on this cold and damp day in Virginia.
The Canes offense was ineffective and out of sync from the beginning in the steadily falling rain. Mark "Miracle" Whipple could not get the Canes offense untracked against the Bud Foster led defense for the Hokies. Jacory "Heisman" Harris looked mortal for the first time this year and lost any chance for an award for which he probably should never have been considered.
The Canes defense was gashed on the ground early and often by a more physical VT offensive line. The Hokies ran at will against the young and still not ready for prime time defensive line of Miami.
Matt Bosher had a punt blocked for a touchdown which pretty much sealed the deal for Miami at the end of the first half.
If anything good was to come out of this brutal loss it would be that the hurricanes bubble was burst early in the season. There is plenty of time to regroup, refocus and reestablish their mark on the 2009 season.
And, with Oklahoma up next at The Shark, the possibilities are endless...