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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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Dorsett is a piece of dog crap.

Allen Hurns wouldn't have dropped those passes. he's still our most dependable receiver, though those catches by Davon were awesome.

14 to 3 in about 3 minutes

Bogus running into the kicker? We've deserved all of this ish that's happening right now.

Darind You are an idiot. we lose 7 points 2 times on 1 drive and are about to be down 14 to 3.

A Irish penalty has to be obvious but a cane ones has to be incidental!!!

I like the canes alot, but they make sooooo many mistakes! I don't know what the problem is. I hope when they mature they will stop all of these mistakes

Tim, won't you just shut the f$

Don't you just love that computer courage of little Timmy..lol

Kelly playing the officials like he did at Cincinnati.
This is one of those games that if we keep throwing, it will open up the run game. Duke is going to break one, their LB's aren't that quick.

come on canes can def win this game. defense has to tackle

God our D is terrible. It looks like Golden has done a good job of finding some playmakers on Offense but our defense is always a step behind or lost. I know that we always say that they are young but at some point they need to catch up to the offense.

2nd and 16 and we give up 15 yards. ND's offense is not prolific, so they should not be scoring on every play. We need to make a few stops in this game.

Jerome Brown would have choked Dorsett to death by now.

snug. go to hell nd fan and lover of dorsett.

i agree, tired of hearing its the coaches. its the players and lack of talent not coaching on the defense

darind you are a moron

Gotta get off the field and let offense keep a rhythm going!

Why is no one spying him???

Wow we are 114th on defense?

BTW- Where is Chickilo, he has not made a play all game.

BLowout. THanks to cheating Dorsett/

With 3 down lineman, Chickilo will obviously be double teamed every time. This is another defensive disaster so far.

Dorsett is smiling brightly now.

D is playing good but now we have to tighten up near the goal line.

Darn I really wanted to see Miami win this game. It's not looking good. Just SO many mistakes. I can't wait until Miami is ranked in the top 25 again. Still I feel this won't be the year

what a huge game next week vs north carolina, first place on the line

No ball awareness by McGee.
We will recover, even if ND scores.
Just have a feeling we can hang in.


Dear Santa, Can you be our DC tonight?. Can you bring us a 3rd down stop?

Bogus roughing the kicker penalty changed the momemtum and tone and temper of the game! Otherwise i think our guys are doing good.

Great hit Denzel, way to bring the wood. I love the way the freshman Bush defended that last pass.

big stop, only down 7 relax fellas can still easily win this game

We let ND of the hook with those early dropped TDs. Can you imagine if Dorsett would have caught that first pass. It was the first play of the game. It would have been huge for momentum. We have to make a big play on offense to swing the momentum in our favor.

I agree Connors, as everyone is saying we are very much in this thing.

Thank you Santa for the stop!!! 3 points only.....

You betcha bill.
Keep throwing, but don't be greedy. Intermediate passes. Eventually, Duke will get daylight on a run.

Only a field goal out of that drive, good job Defense. Now we need Morris and crew to come out and tie this game up!

Bill, you are an idiot. We have a receiver paid off to drop 2 td passes.

announcer's name is FLANNAGAN!!!
How appropriate.

great insight tim, stay classy

this offense quickly becoming one of the best in the country

dorsett drops another one, really? is this not paid for?

Wow the refs are going to do everything they can for ND to win this game. Morris looks like Dree Bress holy shi% Dorsett needs to die

Proved my point on paid off receiver. Dorsett

We can't get greedy. Yeah, he was open, but it can be a drive killer.

Sometimes, Fisch goes brain dead. the intermediate stuff will ork all day against their slow LB's.
I'm a freakin' songwriter and i can see that.

Dorsett must get injured. Only way Canes win today.

I cant watch it anymore this is killing me. It would not surprise me if Dorsett was paid by ND booster

Dorsett has killed us in this game. He has been blowing by everyone but he keeps dropping the ball.

Oh boy, defense is back on the field.

Davon Johnson is a 4.3 guy. Please throw him the ball. Dorsett is nervous, he can't get it done this game. Stop throwing him the ball to build his confidence!!!!

time to throw to someone else, or get Dorsett some hand warmers

Wow.... I think I'm losing my voice! We have to start making these plays!

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