Student of the Video Game Review Series: Miami Hurricanes vs. Pitt
Tyler Van Dyke threw for 32/42, 426 yards and three touchdowns. When the national spotlight turned on senior quarterback Pitt Panther Kenny Pickett, and rightly so, you had to at least keep pace. The Miami Hurricane’s freshman quarterback not only kept pace, he pushed it.
Van Dyke’s performance was among the top ten all-time in length (426) in Miami Hurricane history. When you consider that Pickett set the PItt school record with his 519 Over the Air, I guess you needed a historic vintage performance of yours.
In this clip, you’ll see how the freshman gunslinger uses SSW to his advantage. Subtle shoulder war. The security nestled firmly in the boundary had to be moved. Key’Shawn Smith would be the touchdown hit recipient, but it took some smooth body mechanics from his quarterback to make it work.
The Miami Hurricanes needed to slow down a bit. In consecutive weeks, the Hurricanes have won the possession time battle and the offensive line appears to be the immediate beneficiary. Protection calls have improved. The extra seconds to watch the defense seemed to give the pass pro a distinct advantage for the pork mollies.
Can roosters fly? Whoever wears the number four for orange and green certainly can. The 3×1 Halfback lead / screen RPO using pin blocking and pull-ups led to some big plays in consecutive weeks. Here you will see how Jaylan Knighton really makes a difference.
The power play was on your side when you gave free rein to the back defensive end. Then the balance tips even more in your favor when Knighton can mess up a defender and climb vertically onto the pitch.
So many fun stuff to unbox this week in this edition of Student of the game. Were they all rainbows and butterflies? No. The Pitt Panthers totaled 587 offensive yards, including 30 first downs. Some of that got helped on the backs of some cover busts and most of the time you found yourself tilting your cap at Pickett.
The Hurricanes are now 4-4 with an underdog chance to make it interesting. Can the Hurricanes end the season on an absolute note? Pencils and popcorn and one step at a time. Let’s take advantage of it first. #BANG #GOCANES