BC is shorthanded this weekend against Miami and has not beaten the Hurricanes since Flutie's famous pass. Over the past 20 years BC has entered the game as the underdog and Miami as the powerhouse. This year is different. We all know BC carries a different identity this year. So do the 'Canes. This the worst Miami team since 1979 (Howard Schnellenberger first year). How bad are things?
-- Entering the game Miami has allowed 51 more points than they have scored. Their last season with such a lopsided point differential was 1977.
-- Miami never lost five conference games in one season until last year. If they lose to BC it will be the first time they've ever lost six conference games.
-- Miami is 108th in total offense
-- Miami has lost five of their last six
-- Miami's struggles have not come against the nation's best teams. Their strength of schedule entering the game is 51st
I'll have more on the matchup Thursday, but BC needs to take advantage of this down time for Miami.