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Gameday blog: Canes vs. Notre Dame

No I'm not in Chicago. But I do have a comfy seat here at home and a big screen TV to watch tonight's big showdown between your Miami Hurricanes (4-1, 3-0 ACC) and the ninth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-0). Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at Soldier Field and the game can be seen everywhere on NBC.

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STORYLINES

> The Canes are coming off another thrilling, heart-stopping win in the ACC. They knocked off N.C. State 44-37 when quarterback Stephen Morris connected with Phillip Dorsett on a 62-yard scoring strike with 19 seconds left. Morris is coming off the best single-game performance ever by a Canes quarterback with 566 yards and five touchdown passes. UM's defense gave up over 600 yards, but forced six turnovers in the win.

> The Irish had a bye week last week and of course will be playing this game a short drive over from South Bend. Notre Dame's defense is pretty sick. The Irish rank ninth in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in both sacks (3.5/game) and pass efficiency defense (96.79) and are giving up an average of just nine points a game. The Irish defense has totaled eight interceptions -- equal to the number of interceptions the 2011 Notre Dame defense recorded. Senior middle linebacker Manti Te’o has played a role in seven of the 13 turnovers forced by Notre Dame’s defense. The All-America linebacker has recorded three interceptions, recovered two fumbles and hurried passers on two occasions that resulted in interceptions.

Here are this week's game notes for both teams: Hurricanes Irish

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Let's rebound O.... It's obvious, the big play is there!

Wow two dropped TDs. At least we are getting wide open. But we have to catch those.

Lights? let's see if ND has drops. Those helmets ND is sporting are pretty reflective.

Tim, like my mom used to tell me, "don't cut off your nose to spite your face!"

dropped int. I guess cold is killing us again

game over. Dorsett even dropped punt.

Horrible call, and we dropped an INT...a nightmare already.

i guess we have to spot them 14 points before we start

OMG we drop everything!!!!!

IMAwriter, I see your earlier point now

Blocked into the kicker.

Is Dorsett cold? He is dropping everything.

He was blcoked inton the punter. I can't beleive it. So far it looks like the Canes can play with ND.

unreal why didnt he challenge that blocked into the punter WTF !!!!!

game over

Only good thing could happen would be dorsetts career is ended tonight. what a piece of dog crap.

Our defense is terrible. That is why those dropped balls by Dorsett really hurt. We need to put up a bunch of points to win.

stop with the cold stuff. its not the cold WE have to get behind before we start

Blow out coming soon. Dorsett Please commit suicide.

Ball was coming out. They will over-rule and give ND a TD.
Hope not.

Ball is down at 1yard line

Miami will win, ND defense cant cover sheeet!!

Blow is happening now. Dorsett, please commit suicide

What else is new?

It is so fruatrating to hear this telecast. These ND homers make me sick. I am just going to have to put the tv on mute.

7 to 0. Thanks to Dorsett.

Dear Santa, I know its early but can we get a new DC?

One of the officials was the crook that tried to steal the Clemson game about 4 years ago.
Still, we COULD NOT HAVE PLAYED WORSE, some of just excess adrenalin.

Just got an email from a friend in Las Vegas. Dorsett has been paid to through the game. ND wins easily tonight.

throw the game that is. Damn auto correct.

I think we'll make a game of this. Canes ooh up, not intimidated.
just same old bad D,.

Think I'm losing my mind!!! We gotta shake back!

DORSETT NEEDS TO TAKE OFF THE LONG SLEEVES, AS IT MAKES THE BALL SLIP...

aye dorrsett WTF man 2 TD drops, and our defense cant stop an old lady with a cane, sad start to a game that could have been canes 7-0 and with the ball, a 14 point swing alrdy by poor mistakes/drops/and lack of focus

Tim, stop playimg on your parents computer in the basement.

I hope Dorsett blows his ankle and knee out where he NEVERS walks again.

Dorsett is to fast for ND. He just needs to hang on to the football. We need to score on this drive.

Darind go play with you boyfriend Dorsett. I know you love him so much

wow the ignorant F--k caught a pass.

Gotta get Duke OUTSIDE

Morris looks sharp

We need to score a bunch of points to have a chance in this game. Our defense is terrible and will have a tough time stopping ND. Morris is looking real good so far.

Morris is hot 2 nite, and the O line is getting the job done

Once again Dorsett has been paid to drop passes tonight. Only reason for the drops.

I TOLD y'all! They would call holds on our big plays. I TOLD you.

Dorsett does not try to catch a pass. Yep email from Las Vegas is correct he is trying to lose.

Dorsett is a piece of dog crap.

IMAWriter, I think you are right. The refs are definitely on ND's side. Holding calls and that bogus running into the punter.

Our garbage defense will be taking the field again. I hope that they prove me wrong and make a stop.

I do think that ND is over rated. They may be better than us but they are not a top 10 team as the rankings indicate.

If our young kids get it together, we have a chance to win this game.

Thanks Jake!
Officials shouldn't be able to do this.
I expect more of the same. Next big Miami play, a hold.
They'll get holding in the defensive backfield, miles away from the play when on D.
So predictable.

so far we ghave cost ourselves 11 points now : ( cant win playing like this for sure, gotta change fast

Time to force a turnover D!!

I feel good about this game, we are in this thing. The defense is playing good enough to win and the Offense is doing great! We are due a turnover

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