Miami beat FAU 38-10 Saturday in the most unconvincing fashion at Hard Rock Stadium. The Hurricanes looked hungover from their FAMU blowout last week.
The beautiful, expensive, newly renovated stadium sprung a serious leak in the East end zone during the brief but heavy downpour in the second half.
And, so did the over-inflated balloon of over-confidence kept aloft by UM fans' over-exuberance (or over-indulgence?) after the rout of the Owls last week.
On a positive note the UM defense absolutely rocked "The Rock" with an aggressive game plan, RB Mark Walton was simply brilliant all night long and the Hurricane special teams once again were very solid if not special.
However, the Miami offense in general was extremely inconsistent and at times looked anemic in what was clearly QB Brad Kaaya's worst game to date as a Hurricane. To be honest the OL didn't help much, but still, it was not good.
Kaaya looked off his game, lost and hurried most of the evening as the FAU defense continuously stacked the box with eight men, played tight, press coverage and virtually asked the UM QB to beat them all by himself.
Kaaya has gone from great (NFL first round pick), to really good (beat FAU convincingly) to just average (confused and inaccurate) in a span of about three weeks. He will definitely need to get his act together rather quickly as one more sub-par performance next week against Appalacian State could suddenly ruin Miami's season in very short order.
Here is what I do know: The teams left on the 2016 schedule don't really care what you as fans of the Miami Hurricanes think "The U" is entitled to.
And from here on forward as the competition gets tougher, Brad Kaaya, and his University of Miami teammates, will have to actually deserve victory.
Yeah, I said it, and convincingly.